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by Envelope Generator
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 34
Views: 4069

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

A pie chart is not very suggestive of any visualization type but a violin plot is? I can't find the joke in this one...
by Envelope Generator
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 6171

Re: 1913: "A �"

A colored item? With a shadow? Is there a new Randall again?
by Envelope Generator
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 7827

1897: "Self Driving"

Image
Title text: "Crowdsourced steering" doesn't sound quite as appealing as "self driving"

"Crowdsourced steering" makes me think "Let Twitch drive you to work".
by Envelope Generator
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1525202

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by Envelope Generator
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1892: "USB Cables"
Replies: 40
Views: 5277

Re: 1892: "USB Cables"

Flumble wrote:
Envelope Generator wrote:I don't get the alt text, though.

I believe it's a 'thing people do' nowadays when presenting lists of things: ask others with which of the entries they identify most.
I'm "carries data but no power".


Thanks. I'm grody to the max out of touch with the hip kids.
by Envelope Generator
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1892: "USB Cables"
Replies: 40
Views: 5277

Re: 1892: "USB Cables"

I was expecting the cables to increase in absurdity as we go down the list, because that's how XKCD lists work. It was a trap!

I don't get the alt text, though.
by Envelope Generator
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1525202

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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by Envelope Generator
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 5425

Re: 1888: "Still in Use"

At this point I would:

man fuser
"ohhh"
fuser -km /home

and brace for the consequences
by Envelope Generator
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1887: "Two Down, One to Go"
Replies: 20
Views: 3017

1887: "Two Down, One to Go"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/two_down_one_to_go.png The third row will probably have to wait until 2034, and maybe longer. If I see a daytime supernova, I'll replace the meteor storm with that and consider it 3/3. I was going to wonder about Randall having never seen, say, the Perseids, but in toda...
by Envelope Generator
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: You Must Not Say Duck edition
Replies: 15968
Views: 373976

Re: Double Post: You Must Not Say Duck edition

hi! envuck
by Envelope Generator
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Uxbridge English Dictionary
Replies: 125
Views: 26258

Re: Uxbridge English Dictionary

orrery (n.) a tank in which alternatives are grown
by Envelope Generator
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: You Must Not Say Duck edition
Replies: 15968
Views: 373976

Re: Double Post: You Must Not Say Duck edition

robin dudefellow
by Envelope Generator
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1525202

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1875 again
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by Envelope Generator
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1525202

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1875

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by Envelope Generator
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1874: "Geologic faults"
Replies: 30
Views: 4415

Re: 1874: "Geologic faults"

You should've heard me go pale when I read that mouseover.
by Envelope Generator
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 44938

Re: 0618: "Asteroid"

I couldn't find a "what's your favorite XKCD strip" thread that's less than nine years old so I'm just posting here to say it's this one.
by Envelope Generator
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: You Must Not Say Duck edition
Replies: 15968
Views: 373976

Re: Double Post: You Must Not Say Duck edition

w-i-g-e-o-n
by Envelope Generator
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1525202

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Both terrific!
by Envelope Generator
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 10105

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

[(*cough* Europe doesn't have true wilderness *cough*) [Citation needed] just cross the Baltic sea and head north and have all the wilderness you need. In my town (pop. 600k) rabbits are seemingly everywhere. I'm told they spread along railroad rights-of-way. On autumn mornings I have to dodge them...
by Envelope Generator
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Uxbridge English Dictionary
Replies: 125
Views: 26258

Re: Uxbridge English Dictionary

battery (n.) a place where bats are bred.
by Envelope Generator
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"
Replies: 53
Views: 6677

Re: 1870: "Emoji Movie Reviews"

speising wrote:Might as well make a movie "ABC".

Careful, don't give them any ideas.
by Envelope Generator
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1862: "Particle Properties"
Replies: 35
Views: 4400

Re: 1862: "Particle Properties"

Colliders are instantly more fun if you think of particles as having hit points. (Are mass and hit points the same thing?)
by Envelope Generator
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 8001

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

I gav a guy all my stuff in a similar incident once.
by Envelope Generator
Fri May 26, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1525202

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Apparently no, I can't: I tried to edit the post to add the image as an attachment but I got an error message saying something to the effect that the file was a potential attack vector.

(Why do you ask? Is posting images as attachments perhaps a forum etiquette thing that I've missed?)
by Envelope Generator
Fri May 26, 2017 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1525202

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by Envelope Generator
Fri May 19, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1525202

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

My own well of XKCDSW ideas seems to have run dry but I'd love to see today's (1839) scenario done with the various stock characters doing their thing as doctor.
by Envelope Generator
Wed May 03, 2017 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1832: "Photo Library Management"
Replies: 23
Views: 4722

Re: 1832: "Photo Library Management"

I'm pretty sure Randall's NEW CAMERA is a mirrorless system and I anticipate more of white hat guy's views on photography within the next week. Maybe there'll be a joke about sensor size and depth of field too.
by Envelope Generator
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 21606

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

So, does anyone else have any words that they (mentally) pronounced incorrectly because they read them long before they heard them spoken? I probably went five or ten years before I realized that "debacle" was not pronounced similarly to "spectacle" and "miracle". (Tha...
by Envelope Generator
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1810: "Chat Systems"
Replies: 38
Views: 7705

Re: 1810: "Chat Systems"

Attempting to see if I have that Unix 'talk' gateway, whatever it is, apropos results suggested that my system has AppleTalk support.
by Envelope Generator
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1800: "Chess Notation"
Replies: 28
Views: 7923

Re: 1800: "Chess Notation"

Let's go to my place, it's closer.

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by Envelope Generator
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1525202

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by Envelope Generator
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8636
Views: 1525202

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

by Envelope Generator
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 30968

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Re: the title text, there are places in the USA like that. The suburbs of Minnesota's capitol: South Saint Paul is actually south of Saint Paul. We got one right. North Saint Paul is northeast of Saint Paul, and does not border it. West Saint Paul is ... south of Saint Paul. Saint Paul actually wra...
by Envelope Generator
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 30968

Re: 1759: "British Map"

I expected Qwghlm in there somewhere...
by Envelope Generator
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 895702

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

My condolences.
by Envelope Generator
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 9341

Re: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion

I ride a bike everywhere and all of my EDC is in a saddlebag. Bag interior: (do notice the Blackadder reference, will you) - Mini pump - Shoe covers in a plastic bag, for rain - British military surplus magazine pocket containing: --- oily work gloves --- spare inner tube (belt) --- patch kit (suspe...
by Envelope Generator
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A poem for a day
Replies: 89
Views: 31631

Re: A poem for a day

Here's another rough translation attempt, a poem by Aaro Hellaakoski . We grew so small! Not all that long ago You sat on a maple leaf By my side. So loosely we fit In the gap between seconds That it was as if time itself Had stooped down To spread good fortune upon us. My eye cannot see From one en...
by Envelope Generator
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1750: "Life Goals"
Replies: 47
Views: 8816

Re: 1750: "Life Goals"

The sight of the word zymugry is always one of those moments... yet I had no idea of what the punchline could possibly be. Particularly well played.
by Envelope Generator
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1745: "Record Scratch"
Replies: 45
Views: 9490

Re: 1745: "Record Scratch"

My record scratch is 220. I should practice more.
by Envelope Generator
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 13080

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

Does this count as sous-vide cooking?

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