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by Reka
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1926: "Bad Code"
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Re: 1926: "Bad Code"

Keyman wrote:...would: "Who does he think he is, Jon Skeet?" be an appropriate response?

Yes. Yes, it would.

:)
by Reka
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1926: "Bad Code"
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Re: 1926: "Bad Code"

The load-bearing-wall analogy isn't quite apt: the problem (well, OK, one problem) with Cueball's "nothing depends on this" statement is that it's missing a "yet". Once you have a piece of code that does something, no matter how crappily, your boss *will* come up with some other ...
by Reka
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1924: "Solar Panels"
Replies: 59
Views: 2234

Re: 1924: "Solar Panels"

I don't see how the flowchart gives a result of "probably not" for highway surfaces, as the title text claims. Does it move around? No. Is there an empty space nearby where it would be easier to put them? Depends on the highway, but sometimes the answer is definitely No. Thus, the flowchar...
by Reka
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1922: "Interferometry"
Replies: 21
Views: 1688

1922: "Interferometry"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/interferometry.png Title text: It's important to note that while the effective size of the dog can be arbitrarily large, it's not any more of a good dog than the two original dogs. Definitely needed explainxkcd for this one. Also, I somehow think even Beret Guy would ha...
by Reka
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 4223

Re: 1913: "A �"

The title is supposed to have the question-mark-in-a-box "unknown" character in it. If that's what you're seeing, it's actually correct.
by Reka
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1908: Credit Card Rewards
Replies: 22
Views: 1955

Re: 1908: Credit Card Rewards

Silly cartoon character. Why limit yourself to just one credit card when you could get two or three and exploit the deals in sequence, transfering your balance between them for extra weeks of 0% borrowing? Except no credit card I've ever encountered applies an introductory no-interest offer to bala...
by Reka
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1906: "Making Progress"
Replies: 21
Views: 2612

Re: 1906: "Making Progress"

GOOMHR. That is all I have to say.
by Reka
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1905: "Cast Iron Pan"
Replies: 108
Views: 7217

Re: 1905: Cast Iron Pan

orthogon wrote:Is high-maintenance medieval cookware the new thing...?

Cast iron cookware isn't actually medieval (it's post-industrial-revolution), and it's not actually all that high-maintenance, despite the widespread urban myths that this comic is making fun of.
by Reka
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1903: "Bun Trend"
Replies: 24
Views: 2170

Re: 1903: "Bun Trend"

Still no reference to this horrific trend? https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj9kY3U1_bWAhVI0oMKHdstAIwQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.manbunhairstyle.net%2F&psig=AOvVaw2qmk2vcE3KS6M9hfmgzQ_g&ust=15082...
by Reka
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1901: "Logical"
Replies: 24
Views: 2385

Re: 1901: "Logical"

Yeah, GOOMHR. Really. Especially the title text.
by Reka
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1900: "Jet Lag"
Replies: 29
Views: 2407

Re: 1900: "Jet Lag"

Soupspoon wrote:Obviously you already subscribe to this...

No, because my boss is a card-carrying Vile Morning Person who likes to micro-manage to boot. :roll:
by Reka
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1900: "Jet Lag"
Replies: 29
Views: 2407

Re: 1900: "Jet Lag"

The problem isn't with his[my] sleep cycle, it's with the fact that Earth has been taken over by Vile Morning People. They're the ones who call you lazy/messed up/bad if you don't like to get up in the morning, but consider it somehow virtuous to go to bed before it gets dark at night. What I need i...
by Reka
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1899: "Ears"
Replies: 31
Views: 2456

Re: 1899: "Ears"

Definitely GOOMHR.

Also, shoulder straps on purses. Do those actually work for people? I mean, without having to continually shrug the shoulder in question?
by Reka
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1882: "Color Models"
Replies: 81
Views: 6416

Re: 1882: "Color Models"

ucim wrote:Does anybody remember Front Page?

(slinks out)

My work here is done.

Jose

I use FrontPage every day. I'm not sure what your point is.
by Reka
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1893: "Thread"
Replies: 34
Views: 4177

Re: 1893: "Thread"

I haven't read it, only the Wikipedia summary today, but it's about *dragon riders*. It really looks to me like the technobabble is just a thin excuse to label a fantasy story as SF. You say that as if fantasy is somehow inferior to science fiction. Pern is actually one of my favorite examples of w...
by Reka
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1892: "USB Cables"
Replies: 40
Views: 3366

Re: 1892: "USB Cables"

This also applies to the various iterations of iPad/iPhone cables. And it's getting increasingly difficult to find the old-style iPad cables, i.e. pre-Lightning connector. (Yes, I have an iPad 2. Yes, it's no longer being updated. Yes, it still works. No, I'm not getting a new one.) Forgot to tag my...
by Reka
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 1669

Re: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"

Raidri wrote:Fourth eclipse comic in a row, how much more will we get?

Given that today is the eclipse, did you really expect today's comic to not be about the eclipse?
by Reka
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 6719

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

Relatives in Europe always think we must live in a totally wild/rural area, because we complain about the deer, rabbits, and bushy-tailed tree rats squirrels, but the mid-Atlantic East Coast is actually among the most densely-populated areas of the US.
by Reka
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 6571

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Flumble wrote:Enhancing it just gives you smoother squiggly lines. :roll:

That's just because you don't have CSI/NCIS's magic Enhance! (note the exclamation mark) function.
by Reka
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1860: "Communicating"
Replies: 60
Views: 5522

Re: 1860: "Communicating"

I AM GROOT!
by Reka
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1858: "4th of July"
Replies: 26
Views: 3224

Re: 1858: "4th of July"

The Russians have already started taking down drones with well aimed spears... https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/160817438189/stephendann-brunhiddensmusings My first thought on seeing that is "ooh, cool tents, but shouldn't they be more colorful?" Second thought, "why is spear-throw...
by Reka
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 5904

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

Not that anyone above the age of 10 writes like this... What I've noticed is that Hungarians have gorgeous handwriting as kids, and atrociously unreadable chicken-scratch handwriting as adults. Americans, on the other hand, have terrible handwriting as kids, and passable/mostly-readable handwriting...
by Reka
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1858: "4th of July"
Replies: 26
Views: 3224

Re: 1858: "4th of July"

We just had a British client request a meeting on Tuesday. We had to gently remind them that sorry, no can do, because we're celebrating our independence from their country on that day.
by Reka
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 5904

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

orthogon wrote:3. We were told that the mark was properly a pair of short vertical lines, not a pair of dots (i.e. not a diaeresis).

Hungarian uses both dots and vertical lines, so you can't fudge it - ö is a different letter than ő, and ü is a different letter than ű.
by Reka
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1856: "Existence Proof"
Replies: 38
Views: 3730

Re: 1856: "Existence Proof"

cellocgw wrote:Does "2" really exist?

Of course it does, and 2+2=5... for sufficiently large values of 2.
by Reka
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1856: "Existence Proof"
Replies: 38
Views: 3730

Re: 1856: "Existence Proof"

I want to be in this math class.
by Reka
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1852: "Election Map"
Replies: 30
Views: 4135

Re: 1852: "Election Map"

rundlesm wrote:I don't recognise then shape of the map.
Where is that map of?

explainxkcd says Georgia's 6th congressional district.
by Reka
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1852: "Election Map"
Replies: 30
Views: 4135

Re: 1852: "Election Map"

This sounds about like how I'd analyze election results.
by Reka
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1851: "Magnetohydrodynamics"
Replies: 30
Views: 4072

Re: 1851: Magnetohydrodynamics

This is one of those comics where I'm kind of afraid to go look at explainxkcd's description.
by Reka
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1850: "Air Force Museum"
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: 1850: "Air Force Museum"

Did White Hat Guy lose his hat? This sort of behavior seems more characteristic of him than of Cueball. Though then again, if White Hat Guy deems a place to be a museum, it'll automatically acquire a gift shop and audio tour guides.
by Reka
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 8264

Re: 1849: "Decades"

airdrik wrote:Lastly, I recall the phrase turn-of-the-century being used to indicate the early 1900s. Perhaps turn-of-the-millennia could be used for the early 2000s?

Surely you mean turn-of-the-millennium?
by Reka
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1845: "State Word Map"
Replies: 53
Views: 6727

Re: 1845: "State Word Map"

cellocgw wrote:The word "pornography" originated from the literal Greek "writing about prostitutes."

Not to be tautological, but the etymological fallacy is a fallacy.
by Reka
Wed May 24, 2017 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1841: "Who?"
Replies: 29
Views: 3298

1841: "Who?"

Image
Title text: "Gonna feel even dumber when I realize that all this time he's been talking into a bluetooth thingy and we're not actually friends."

So, Cueball is me... and Hairy is my mom. Awkward.
by Reka
Tue May 23, 2017 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1840: "Genetic Testing Results"
Replies: 37
Views: 3299

Re: 1840: "Genetic Testing Results"

I'll be the very first organism in my entire lineage, going back billions of years, who will have failed to continue the lineage. Ah, the advantages of being an identical twin: I have no kids, and at this point I'm unlikely to acquire any, but since I have a niece, the continuation of my lineage is...
by Reka
Wed May 17, 2017 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1837: "Rental Car"
Replies: 29
Views: 3783

Re: 1837: "Rental Car"

The main street through our town is typical Pennsylvania style,i.e. it changes names at least every mile or so, with corresponding speed limit changes. However, at no point is the limit higher than 45 mph, and for the section that goes through "downtown", the limit is a very-strictly-enfor...
by Reka
Mon May 15, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1837: "Rental Car"
Replies: 29
Views: 3783

Re: 1837: "Rental Car"

My brother-in-law turns on the GPS even for trips he's made literally hundreds of times before, ostensibly because he wants to use the traffic-report feature of his TomTom. Problem one is, even if there is traffic, around here there really aren't good alternate routes - what you gain in not being st...
by Reka
Wed May 10, 2017 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1835: "Random Obsessions"
Replies: 90
Views: 8651

Re: 1835: "Random Obsessions"

Is it contained by bread (or other raised dough product) and able to be eaten easily with one's hands? If both yes, then sandwich. Although this definition puts a strain on the nomenclature of an ice cream sandwich (common U.S. variety, anyway). Ice cream sandwiches contain ice cream between two co...
by Reka
Fri May 05, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1833: "Code Quality 3"
Replies: 19
Views: 3500

Re: 1833: Code Quality 3

by Reka
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1828: "ISS Solar Transit"
Replies: 36
Views: 5045

1828: "ISS Solar Transit"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/iss_solar_transit.png Title text: I guess it's also the right setting for pictures of the Moon at night. If Cueball is anything like the wannabe-photographers I've known, the ISS will have already made its transit while he's sitting there debating about the white balance...
by Reka
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 85
Views: 13007

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

Hey, at least it's not Barrayar - there, the 7-Eleven would be closed approximately 2 hours per day.

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