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by biohazard
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2067: "Challengers"
Replies: 66
Views: 12420

Re: 2067: "Challengers"

Anyone else notice iowa?

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by biohazard
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 16083

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

If you can pick up the Gaggia cheap (mine was GBP 150.00) then go for it, sure. It's a reliable machine which looks pretty, from an Italian manufacturer, that does one thing for you well using no nonsense manual controls. But it's not at the high-end artisanal hipster scale of espresso generation b...
by biohazard
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 16083

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

For real coffee, though, I have my awesome Gaggia Classic espresso machine. Makes a perfect espresso, every time. gaggia-classic.jpg Just curious how different is the results from say a 20+ year old De'Longhi that may or may not be stolen from ones father asking for a friend. Oh and would any such ...
by biohazard
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 16083

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

Doesn't every one know you just add the flakes from the jar to hot water and stir?
by biohazard
Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1639: "To Taste"
Replies: 55
Views: 9055

Re: 1639: "To Taste"

I'm no biologist, but I'd say that sugar (in any decent quantity) in the open tends to be eaten by anything that lives, especially in moist conditions that allow for crystal growth. And that sugar under high pressure tends to become oil. Sugar's been used as a preservative for a long time precisely...
by biohazard
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1599: "Water Delivery"
Replies: 82
Views: 14722

Re: 1599: "Water Delivery"

I mean expensive to buy and expensive to install the sort of tankless unit you would have installed generally costs 2 to 3 times what a tanked gas unit costs. The electric units I have seen generally cost even less then a tank unit but ether don't put out much hot water or use crazy amounts of curr...
by biohazard
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1599: "Water Delivery"
Replies: 82
Views: 14722

Re: 1599: "Water Delivery"

You all have expensive on demand water heaters? I fail to the see the issue with the tank setup the water originates from the same source and I wouldn't think a big ol tank full of very hot water would be a good environment for shit to grow. I drink hot water from the tap all the time. The only con...
by biohazard
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1599: "Water Delivery"
Replies: 82
Views: 14722

Re: 1599: "Water Delivery"

Personally I think self-driving cars/trucks makes more sense for delivery than drones. Though this would also require curb-side receptacles and mechanical arms on the car. Hum curb side receptacles? like some kind of box? We could call it a mail box! :p Seems like 6 of one half a dozen of the other...
by biohazard
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1599: "Water Delivery"
Replies: 82
Views: 14722

Re: 1599: "Water Delivery"

My questions ... 1. How do they ring the doorbell? (I suppose a good pilot could do that). 2. How would they deliver to an apartment? 3. What prevents a nefarious individual from shooting down a drone and stealing the merchandise? 1. They don't. 2. They don't. (at best they'd deliver it to the fron...
by biohazard
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1599: "Water Delivery"
Replies: 82
Views: 14722

Re: 1599: "Water Delivery"

Yeah, in the US, the norm is to have a tank that's gradually heated and refills, obviously itself from the mains. Spunk means semen where I come from too (North-Eastern USA), so I am not sure what the people behind the campaign were thinking. I'm not sure how universal that is. Despite the many ter...
by biohazard
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1599: "Water Delivery"
Replies: 82
Views: 14722

Re: 1599: "Water Delivery"

Amazon's water delivery might win on latency, but it'll never compare to its namesake in bandwidth. Quite possibly it would win on taste, too. And alligator content (depending on whether this is considered a good or a bad thing). Also, instead of ordering bottled water, start campaigns to get prope...
by biohazard
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"
Replies: 175
Views: 28452

Re: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"

Eebster the Great wrote:
Plasma_Wolf wrote:Wear these handy things called "oven mitts" when you take something out of the oven. You won't believe how many trips to A&E will be spared!

? And Emergency?


accident? just a guess
by biohazard
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1536: "The Martian"
Replies: 128
Views: 40082

Re: 1536: "The Martian"

Based largely on the comments in this thread, I downloaded the Audible version today, and listened to the first couple of chapters on the way home. There's something I'm having a problem with: His radio is out, I can understand that (modulo the notion of a Martian wind that can actually blow so...
by biohazard
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1536: "The Martian"
Replies: 128
Views: 40082

Re: 1536: "The Martian"

Question about the book - I loved it, but one guy was bitching on some forum that he put it down after a few pages, because there's no way a wind on nearly-airless Mars would have a chance of blowing over a ship or much else for that matter. Now, this seemed an odd quibble, and I suspect there was ...
by biohazard
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 61036

Re: 1534: "Beer"

I've met people like this in real life. Same for wine, whiskey etc. Yes, you've discovered our secret - we all secretly hate the taste of alcohol, and the thousands of years we've spent developing different varieties of it in cultures across the world is all an effort to find just one variety we ca...
by biohazard
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"
Replies: 126
Views: 18836

Re: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"

Is it really? Why don't we have radiators, then? Or do they just look different now? Air conditioning and cost. Like I said I don't know of a system that uses a chilled water loop for cooling outside on an institutional setting. The reason you don't generally see radiators in new buildings is that ...
by biohazard
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"
Replies: 126
Views: 18836

Re: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"

Copper Bezel wrote:And "boiler", corresponding, connotes old steam-based heating in the US (radiators and things), which isn't used in new construction.


Thats not exactly true water based heat is still used in new construction mainly because its generally more efficient then a forced air system.
by biohazard
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"
Replies: 126
Views: 18836

Re: 1518: "Typical Morning Routine"

A floor vent in a home? Is this a US thing? Does it have something to do with Thanksgiving? Where do the vents lead? Are the grills not user-removable? I too can vouch for the existence of vented floors. I once lived in a house bearing such vents, and with a foundation of the sort that animals can ...
by biohazard
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 21902

Re: 1470: "Kix"

How is Kix not everywhere? Maybe you xuys have differently named clone? I dunno, maybe because we're just not that into corn (which we call maize). IIRC from my GCSE History, maize was crucial in cultivating the American West because it grows better in the dry conditions the early settlers encounte...
by biohazard
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3404
Views: 766293

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I had a new form or nightmare last night. Most of it was normal enough. It started with my half brother taking some of my mates from when I was in high school hostage. After working the 911 phone tree for 15 minutes my self and my pc are shot. As I lay dying I'm visited by an eldritch abomination wh...
by biohazard
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 91269

Re: 1321: "Cold"

I think the main problem with climate change is that there is really no clear solution to the problem of CO2 emissions. Let's see... if the US stopped emitting CO2, what would happen...? Our air would probably be cleaner (as there wouldn't be any other particles from carbon-based emissions)... Our ...
by biohazard
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Buying new Computer for Gaming
Replies: 48
Views: 13570

Re: Buying new Computer for Gaming

No love for the 7850? out preforms the 560 ti in most games and has 2gb of ram and is a current gen design and starts at $220 currently on newegg this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998 one by sapphire is 240 and has an upgraded cooler

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