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by Felstaff
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Get Out
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Get Out

I've been chasing Mrs. Felstaff around the house, slowly stirring a cup of tea.
by Felstaff
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89546
Views: 5048976

Re: Thoughts for ships

I like my otamatone.
by Felstaff
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89546
Views: 5048976

Re: Thoughts for ships

No-one expects the pan-Algonquin tradition.
by Felstaff
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 542
Views: 40887

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I'm just starting out Thimbleweed Park . I felt I owed it to Ron Gilbert to pay full price for one of his games. Even if I bought the Mega Monkey Windows '95 Monkey Island megapack ( Secret , LeChuck's Revenge + Curse all in one giant box). And the Special Edition of the first two Monkey Islands on ...
by Felstaff
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Scientist Ark!?
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: The Scientist Ark!?

Usually we wouldn't allow this, as you kinda signed up solely to advertise your new website, but ...you know... might be interesting to the community 'round these here parts.
by Felstaff
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 542
Views: 40887

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

↶ I remember the big shock I had when I saw the size of Doom 3 (~2 GB?). Yeah, Doom 3 and Max Payne 2 ate large chunks of my drive. They're one of the few games I've bought on the day of release. Queued up outside the store and everything! Doom 3's DRM was a nightmare. I remember it refused to inst...
by Felstaff
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 542
Views: 40887

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

My first gaming PC's hard drive was 60gb. This was 2003. I could fit my entire games library (about 70 CD-ROMS) on it, and still have room for an MP3 library of about 6,000, the entire series of Samurai Jack and The Tick , plus a whole bunch o' films. My largest game was Return to Castle Wolfenstein...
by Felstaff
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89546
Views: 5048976

Re: Random natterings

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by Felstaff
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13598
Views: 1606578

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Oxford comma* settles dispute.

*or lack of one.

I've always argued the Oxford comma can reduce confusion for anyone who communicates, including your parents, Ronald Reagan and Koko the Gorilla.
by Felstaff
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1204
Views: 53338

Re: Trump presidency

Unlocking this thread, you gosh-darned cunts. ( reference ). ⋅ Now, Thesh, that was rather mean of you to call whoever a piece of human garbage, and uncalled for. ⋅ Everyone else; keep it civil, be exemplary , and don't let other people's bullshit go unchallenged. ⋅ New...
by Felstaff
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1204
Views: 53338

Re: Trump presidency

↶ Geez, do the mods really accept posts like "you are a greedy, callous, piece of human garbage." now? I remember years ago when XKCD was pretty sane and civil. This barely rates youtube comment quality. You should be ashamed of yourselves. If you have a problem with a post, you can repor...
by Felstaff
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there enough gold to build Camelot?
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Is there enough gold to build Camelot?

The most conservative estimate of gold is 171,300 tonnes , which can build a 20m 3 cube (8,000m 3 ). The White Tower keep within the Tower of London is 36m x 32m x 27m , or 31,104m 3 . Obviously, the Tower is hollow, so if we make the walls, say, average out to 2m thick, with a 1m-thick roof, we tak...
by Felstaff
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13098
Views: 1023022

Re: Today I Learned

TIL what jizz means.
by Felstaff
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13598
Views: 1606578

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I don't think I've ever had one clip shared so much on my timeline as this clip.
by Felstaff
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103308
Views: 24285852

Re: 1190: "Time"

Randall wrote:
Tomorrow's what if xkcd: how many forum posts can be accumulated by posting a well encrypted and suspenseful comic

We're still waiting for this What If?, Randall! At the moment, it's 102,656.
by Felstaff
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 452
Views: 149245

Re: Song Identification!

(cross-posting from FaiD)

Anyone know if the melody to Girls in Airports - Grass by the Roses has been used elsewhere? I recognise the tune, but am fairly sure I've heard it sung before. So much so that this song feels like an instrumental cover of a song made several decades ago.
by Felstaff
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 128
Views: 56319

Re: The "What-If?" Book

Moved your post to The "What-If?" Book thread.
by Felstaff
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"
Replies: 20
Views: 3925

What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"

Electrofishing for Whales https://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/156/pond.png Seems there's a new What If? out, and as nobody's staked their claim, I'll have a shot at creating the thread myself, seeing as I spent a good chunk of the day cleaning up this subfora. Now, let's see if I don't fall afoul of my...
by Felstaff
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Anti-spam measures (New Users / Denied Posts)
Replies: 59
Views: 66098

Re: Anti-spam measures (New Users / Denied Posts)

Your post is one of many hundreds that come through a day. Don't post a link in your first post, and it won't get rejected: it's right there in the rules at the top of every page. It's even in the discussion at the top of this page . Unless it's an easily-identifiable URL like Wikipedia or YouTube, ...
by Felstaff
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 33
Views: 4003

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

You may be seeking this thread.
by Felstaff
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 542
Views: 40887

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I was thinking of getting it. Completed Assassin's Creed Brotherhood . All I need to do to get my 100% completion rate is to collect ~8 or so Borgia flags from the Romulus levels, achieve 100% sync with about ~15 missions, and do all the things that the thieves' guild/courtesans require me to do. Wh...
by Felstaff
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2503
Views: 259697

Re: The Darker Side of the News

↶ I work in the community with the poorest, sickest, craziest, more marginalized people in society, drunks, drug addicts, schizophrenics, the bipolar, sex workers, abuse victims, the homeless, fighting for their health and safety every single day http://i.imgur.com/hsRIaml.png Call it brilliant int...
by Felstaff
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2503
Views: 259697

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Here's the video. I presume. I'm at work so I can't watch the whole thing but it looks legit.
by Felstaff
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89546
Views: 5048976

Re: Random natterings

Liri wrote:
sessile

I can confirm that, after much scrutiny and deliberation, this is indeed a word after all.
by Felstaff
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1347
Views: 165206

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Wonder if they'll be able to enhance the third edition of The Daily Felstaff so I can get that naked picture of me back.

(NSFW)
Spoiler:
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by Felstaff
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 33
Views: 4003

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

eSOANEM wrote:
Felstaff wrote:Sometimes I find writing
Yllaer nac yllacinodehportsuob
Alter the meaning of
Hsirebbig gnitirw pu dne uoy os sgniht


Ftfy

You read words one letter at a time? B-e-a-yootiful.

I generally take the end two and make up the middle part.
by Felstaff
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 33
Views: 4003

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

I've mentioned elephant gun three times on this forum, but I've never--in text form--considered the many possibilities to what the noun 'elephant gun' could be. Elephant gun (n.) ⋅ A gun used specifically to fire ammunition at elephants ⋅ A gun that is in the shape of an elephant...
by Felstaff
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1777
Views: 353620

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Brilliant, thanks. I suppose then it could be Hanoi (1983). But although familiar, I recall the puzzle as being part of a larger BBC Micro adventure, and there being 3D-ish (or at least isometric) objects to move.
by Felstaff
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1777
Views: 353620

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

⋅  Background : This is an educational/puzzle-solving game for the BBC Micro (Acorn computer). At first I thought it was Through the Dragon's Eye , but having played through that just now I can confirm it's not. I played it at school, around 1990-1991. It's most likely a 'Look and Read' e...
by Felstaff
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1204
Views: 53338

Re: Trump presidency

↶ Citing no new evidence, Trump continues to say there were millions of illegal votes I don't know, is there some procedure to impeach a president because of mental illness? That sounds like the kind of thing Trump tweeted before he became president. http://i.imgur.com/BqkRj01.png?1
by Felstaff
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 33
Views: 4003

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

gd1 wrote:
You know what Germany said to France in WW2 when they conquered it? Allemagne.

The locals were Avignon of it.
by Felstaff
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 542
Views: 40887

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I'm on the last leg of Brotherhood . Ezio is tricked out and Rome is entirely out of the Borgia's control. Now I'm maxed out, it should be a cakewalk, but I only seem to play it in fits and bursts. Which explains why I'm only as far as the third game in a 99+ game series. I'm annoyed that they stopp...
by Felstaff
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help? Looking to mail a student's letter to Randall Munroe.
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Help? Looking to mail a student's letter to Randall Munroe.

Cute.

He hasn't been around the forums for a few years now, but try randall@xkcd.com (random guess), or see http://xkcd.com/about/ for other avenues of contact!

Let us know his reaction if and when you get through.
by Felstaff
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1777
Views: 353620

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

ropedoff wrote:
- Player is a robotic character that can change into one of three forms: dinosaur (raptor), small robot, humanoid.


Metal Mutant.

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by Felstaff
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13598
Views: 1606578

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I only found out what dabbing was after watching this 8-second clip on YouTube.
by Felstaff
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89546
Views: 5048976

Re: Random natterings

I think I'm the only person still using Wii Fit. It's been telling me I'm on my 1,999th day now for some time.
by Felstaff
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 4
Replies: 141
Views: 14091

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

You've essentially described the camara ab extra version of Fallout Shelter.
by Felstaff
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 486632

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Is 16 Mag 7063 the date the warrant expires?

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