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by HES
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]
Replies: 126
Views: 12065

Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

"Win"

Or perhaps the scare quotes should be on "election"
by HES
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75319

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I'm not sure what to think about this. On the one hand, its an opportunity to show the Tories we won't put up with their shit anymore. On the other, the electorate are short memoried suggestible fools and a few Trump style lies will cement another 5 years of conservative destruction. I really wish I...
by HES
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 77
Views: 4430

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

Soupspoon wrote:But what I hate is "24/7/365",as a 'motto' or directive. The latter number should be more like 52, or thereabouts.

Right, or just 24/365
by HES
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 77
Views: 4430

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

7 hours a day, 11 days a week. We don't have 7 Elevens round these parts, but all the major supermarket chains have smaller stores that are generally open those hours (square-footage having relevance to Sunday trading laws). With the large 24 hour stores not able to open long hours on a Sunday, this...
by HES
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103722
Views: 25536492

Re: 1190: "Time"

I play Lindsey Stirling when driving, and a surprising number of my passengers recognise her and approve, given how different our other musical preferences are.
by HES
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89580
Views: 5279105

Re: Thoughts for ships

I got it, but not quickly enough to want to admit to it
by HES
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103722
Views: 25536492

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't see why posting elsewhere necessitates cranial nudity
by HES
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Misogyny Kool-Aid
Replies: 56
Views: 2076

Re: The Misogyny Kool-Aid

Rape can be seriously harmful to women (and men) in college.
by HES
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103722
Views: 25536492

Re: 1190: "Time"

You didn't miss the connection, you just had to Wait For It!
by HES
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 14977

Re: Science-based what-if questions

And how many giraffes-high are any of these proposed houses, anyway? I prefer my houses measured in blue whales. (It must be livable, mind you, though the plumbing and electrical wiring don't need to be gold) I'm not sure either of those would be an issue. Insulating your gold wiring from your gold...
by HES
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Date for a comic?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Date for a comic?

Dates for comics can be found as hovertext on the archive page.
by HES
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 2001

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

That's when you move to a bigger house.
by HES
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 2001

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

I've totally disposed of a bin by putting it in a bigger bin before.
by HES
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 2887

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

...and then immediately afterwards recalled the password I'd just had overwritten, and that I couldn't even reuse due to historic passwords being ineligible. I regularly try to change a forgotten password to the forgotten password. At least I can usually cancel the reset and log in with the freshly...
by HES
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 2887

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

My smoke detector is also 2F, supposedly using some form of heat detection alongside smoke detection to prevent false-toaster-positives. Doesn't work though (the false positive prevention that is, the detector works fine).
by HES
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 46765

Re: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck

I, too, ended up with a face way off my norm. But this is Ryder, not Shepard, and I like the change.

Xeio wrote:Patch coming on Thursday is going to add some nice things like skipping the in-system flight cutscenes.
That's welcome. It's nice to have when exploring but a drag when actually doing things.
by HES
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1617
Views: 73676

Re: Trump presidency

So delete apps before you travel to the US.
by HES
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"
Replies: 99
Views: 7227

Re: 1818: "Rayleigh Scattering"

airdrik wrote:From a biological perspective, bananas are yellow because over the course of evolution and natural selection, yellow appears to be the generally preferred color for such a fruit.

Although in the case of the banana, the selection wasn't so natural.
by HES
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75319

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Diadem wrote:I'm starting to develop a rather intense dislike for Spain and their ridiculous whining about stuff like this
Spain is being difficult because they're desperately trying to prevent some of their own regions from trying for independence.
by HES
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103722
Views: 25536492

Re: tm

balthasar_s wrote:Left my bike at FFS.
I'm lucky that my FFS is almost next door to the main tain station.

I have a similar situation. It's very useful as - especially in this country - I would not want to leave my bike at a train station.
by HES
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 71
Views: 3054

Re: The Darker Side of the News

But no AI will cut out the proper length of PVC pipe for the sink I have in my kitchen and repair my sink. Even if the mass-produced PVC pipe is good. It will take a human to do that. A quick drone-mounted laser scan and your smart-home AI will print an exact-fitting 3D printed replacement before y...
by HES
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 46765

Re: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck

I... I just topped 90 hours. Fair to say I'm enjoying this game.
Xeio wrote:Unrelated, is there an architect on every planet?
There seems to be one on each outpost world, same fight mechanics, plus the one in the main storyline which is a little different.
by HES
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103722
Views: 25536492

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi BlitzGirl!

I've been a little distracted of late (possibly related to Weight Manipulation: Far away), but still lurking. Thanks for dropping by and remembering my birtdip, Yappo, and happy Timiversary all!
by HES
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 46765

Re: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck

EvanED wrote:Was it at least obvious that you missed something?
Yeah, because there was a floating quest marker and no way to progress it. Also I knew the second wave was supposed to arrive because they'd just killed me the first time around (hence the sniping attempt).
by HES
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1097
Views: 75319

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

CorruptUser wrote:A half a billion pounds for a design?
To be fair, design "and produce". Still sounds like a lot though.
by HES
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 46765

Re: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck

I've had the same issue with a different quest elsewhere. If you want to go sniping, you have to get close enough to trigger the encounter first.
by HES
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 324
Views: 21773

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

In the UK, mostly "level crossing", though occasionally "railway crossing".
by HES
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 274
Views: 46765

Re: Mass Effect

Not sure if anything happens if you exile him and/or the saboteur but with the way the story is progressing I suspect they'll show up again The Exile enclave on Kadara probably has something with them, though likely just a throwaway line or two Pretty much. You meet him on Kadara and exchange a thr...
by HES
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2519
Views: 271114

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Mutex wrote:"Terrorist" incident outside Parliament in Westminster. At least one person confirmed dead.

Reports are that the officer has also died.

It very much seems that the vehicle attack is the new vector of choice.
by HES
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103722
Views: 25536492

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeah, my dropbox is chirped as I mentioned. Part of the reason I trimmed my sig.
by HES
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103722
Views: 25536492

Re: 1190: "Time"

A not annual, annual. My mother has a lot of those. Plants in her garden flower when they want to, not when they're supposed to. Unrelated, for prosperity: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37186 - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91011134/OTT/Award%20Funniest%20OTTer2_s.png - http://f...
by HES
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 556
Views: 44898

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Fallout 4 35GB
Arkham Knight 39GB
Bioshock Infinite 42GB
Mankind Divided 59GB
Just Cause 3 62GB

Games are big now. (Flip side: VVVVVV 64MB)
by HES
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1812: "Onboarding"
Replies: 34
Views: 3445

Re: 1812: "Onboarding"

"Welcome"
by HES
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Broken Images in "xkcd Forum Rules"
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: Broken Images in "xkcd Forum Rules"

Same for me; Judging by the file path it's probably been that way since the forum software was updated.
by HES
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1617
Views: 73676

Re: Trump presidency

pogrmman wrote:Also, whatever happened about...

Something else happened to distract everyone.
by HES
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103722
Views: 25536492

Re: 1190: "Time": _BUNGALOWS 2: ELECTRIC BAGALOO_

lmjb1964 wrote:It's been like summer where I am.

I went to the beach today. In a t-shirt. In March. In England.

ETA: Oh, it's happened. Dropbox have changed how sharing works and now aaaalll my links are broken :roll:
by HES
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 14977

Re: Load bearing

bridge parapets, anti-terror bollards, railway buffers, impact resistant barriers I deliberately left regular crash barriers and standard bollards off the list, as those work differently. Have several sticks, spaced at intervals. Tie them together. The first will fail, the tie then spreads the impa...
by HES
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 14977

Re: Load bearing

The same way we build bridge parapets, anti-terror bollards, railway buffers, impact resistant barriers, etc.

Make the stick stronger.

If you know which way the ball is coming from, put a strut behind it.

If there's only one ball, put something expendable in front of it.
by HES
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 324
Views: 21773

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Mega85 wrote:You may say "trailer trash", but you wouldn't say "trailer garbage".

Only because it doesn't alliterate.
by HES
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"
Replies: 29
Views: 2754

Re: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"

Wee Red Bird wrote:The toll booths for the Dartford Crossing (down somewhere in England) no longer uses cash or electronic passes. It uses your numberplate and bills you later.

As do most of the road tolls in Norway. At least with those ones you do have weeks to pay.

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