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by gothick
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"
Replies: 132
Views: 22102

Re: 1793: "Soda Sugar Comparisons"

Given that we get feet and gallons as well as fluid ounces, I was assuming the units were deliberate trolling! I was sort of expecting the title text to mention furlongs or cubits. I'm guessing us metric people can't buy a 591.47ml bottle—is the nearest we've got the 500ml bottles? Or does that even...
by gothick
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1276: "Angular Size"
Replies: 98
Views: 23249

Re: 1276: "Angular Size"

I hate to be a pedant, and I know that Americans use the term "Freeway" but its "Motorway" in the UK. Also if anyone called the M25 a Freeway, they would laughed out of the room, it's known locally as the world's largest car park. I did think that "orbital freeway" was...
by gothick
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1044: “Romney Quiz”
Replies: 213
Views: 54547

Re: 1044: “Romney Quiz”

I just got stuck on working out "what's 'SOUD ROTING'?" on number 2, then figured the whole thing was based too deeply in the politics of another country to be funny for me.
by gothick
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0914: "Ice"
Replies: 92
Views: 51481

Re: 0914: "Ice"

mykro76 wrote:It's a mixture of two "morning after" urban legends - the kidney/bath/ice one and the one-night-stand/"welcome to aids club" one.


Ah. That would be why I had to come here to find out what was going on -- I've never heard either of those. Oh well.

M
by gothick
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 48443

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

... I'm guessing pressing F1 is out of the question? Well, it's certainly getting less and less helpful, especially in MS applications. Mostly you seem to end up with some broken-indexed piece of crapware that takes half an hour to load, requires an internet connection, and then produces what look ...
by gothick
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 29928

Re: "Supported Features" discussion

Hey, Macs come with Emacs, and play full screen Flash just fine. That's the best of both worlds, for me... I imagine the Flash support is only there because of market share and Steve Jobs promising to set fire to the Adobe CEO's house if he didn't do it, though. Except, again, Linux actually does a...
by gothick
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 29928

Re: "Supported Features" discussion

I have to pint out that macs are based on linux (I cound bsd as linux) they just happen to have all the pitfalls of both Linux and Windows Hey, Macs come with Emacs, and play full screen Flash just fine. That's the best of both worlds, for me... I imagine the Flash support is only there because of ...
by gothick
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0600: "Android Boyfriend"
Replies: 136
Views: 40488

Re: "Android Boyfriend" Discussion

the.coding.eye wrote:Is it just me or was anyone else reminded of the Android Mobile OS and think sexbot built by Google?.


It'd never work. Any sexbot that also knew my online browsing and shopping history would refuse to sleep with me.
by gothick
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2115211

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm Matt, and I'm just another random geek. Naturally, the first thing I do here is to post somewhere else _before_ I post to the introduction forum... I'm so elderly I learned the rules of netiquette before all these new fangled web board thingies came along, that's my excuse :) Anyway, I'm fro...
by gothick
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0343: "1337: Part 3"
Replies: 78
Views: 16271

Re: "1337: Part 3" Discussion

I stole Riot Prrl for LJ iconage. But I also ran her through Stanford Uni's new VectorMagic service first, and it made her look awesome!

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