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by Story
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 9996

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

Next thing you know, we'll have Helvetica: the movie,
by Story
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1720: "Horses"
Replies: 55
Views: 10589

Re: 1720: "Horses"

The first time I went horse riding, my horse immediately tried to kill me (by running under a roof that was too short for me).
by Story
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1662: "Jack and Jill"
Replies: 106
Views: 19346

Re: 1662: "Jack and Jill"

Maybe they have a wind trap to collect water on the hill.
by Story
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 23196

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

It's intriguing that tau vs pi came up here, since the advantages of tau are again, mostly propeller-headed nonsense that makes absolutely no difference to day-to-day users. I'm having trouble imagining a "day-to-day user" that it doesn't make a big difference for. Every time you write a ...
by Story
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 23196

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

People still use Fahrenheit? Is this like when I go to the States and suddenly I have to drive half as fast? As illustrated in the comic, Fahrenheit is a lot more useful for describing everyday weather. ... how? "It's in the 90's!" is a lot less helpful and precise than "34". Yo...
by Story
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 23196

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:People still use Fahrenheit? Is this like when I go to the States and suddenly I have to drive half as fast?


As illustrated in the comic, Fahrenheit is a lot more useful for describing everyday weather.
by Story
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1643: "Degrees"
Replies: 147
Views: 23196

Re: 1643: "Degrees"

I'm surprised noone has suggested Kelvin yet. As long as you care about SI standards over useability, you might as well use the actual standard.
by Story
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1574: "Trouble for Science"
Replies: 41
Views: 10458

Re: The REAL "Trouble for Science"

What would be more useful is if the scientists stopped bleating on about it and started making useful recommendations. What scientists always seem to forget is that there's not a politician on the planet who actually wants to burn fossil fuels. What there actually is is a bunch of politicians who k...
by Story
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"
Replies: 175
Views: 25540

Re: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"

Neil_Boekend wrote:Environmentally it's not as wise.


I've actually wondered about that. Given that I live in an area with a severe water shortage, it seems like all the water saved from not washing dishes would more than make up for that. But I have no idea what the actual numbers are.
by Story
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"
Replies: 175
Views: 25540

Re: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"

The second panel actually does apply to me. But that's because I decided that paper plates and plastic cups are so cheap that it's not worth getting permanent dishes and washing them all the time.
by Story
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1513: "Code Quality"
Replies: 81
Views: 17348

Re: 1513: "Code Quality"

Regarding the alt text: it is possible to use emoji in some languages. For example, Swift. Search "swift emoji" for a nice example. Or basically any language which allows unicode identifiers. Which is most of them nowadays. My first question regarding any bit of code is: does it yield the...
by Story
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Learning HTML and CSS
Replies: 76
Views: 31802

Re: Learning HTML and CSS

If you don't like a site, don't visit it. You could apply the same argument to almost anything. Anyway, I saw mentiond of w3schools earlier and MDN is way better. Unlike w3schools, it actually provides all the detail and has up to date information on modern features like html5 and es6 as well. Thank...
by Story
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Mind Blowing Algorithms
Replies: 76
Views: 27360

Re: Mind Blowing Algorithms

troyp wrote:I'm sorry, I have to ask: can you think of a *more* obvious and straightforward way to count the number of bits in a int than the one you quoted? Because personally, I would find *that* amazing.


In Python, the idiomatic way to count bits is

Code: Select all

bin(x).count('1')
by Story
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Question regarding Anonymity and Youtube
Replies: 8
Views: 7019

Re: Question regarding Anonymity and Youtube

First you'd have to figure out how to anonymously create a Google account. Given that they presumably have to screen out spam bots, it might not be easy to create over Tor, and you usually need to provide a phone number or something.
by Story
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: IDE for custom syntax highlighting/autocompletion
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Re: IDE for custom syntax highlighting/autocompletion

CodeMirror also allows custom syntax highlighting if you need something web based. I haven't tried to define custom autocomplete though so I don't know how well that works.
by Story
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 25192

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

Has anyone seen the Koala yet, or did it get filtered out?
by Story
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 53257

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

That said, the FULL Tumblr shows that the dress is, indeed, blue and black. And as can be seen with an Amazon search , the dress is available in blue and black, in ivory and black, but not white and gold (and a few other colors, but none of those would fit this.) The ivory and black would appear wi...
by Story
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 19849

Re: 1470: "Kix"

It is quick, easy, and gives you a decent amount of calcium and protein and other vitamins via the milk (some cereals have worthwhile nutrition as well, but most of it is just garbage). One could argue that drinking a glass and having a snack bar would be equally nutritious, but if feels more like ...
by Story
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 19849

Re: 1470: "Kix"

So that's where that came from. I only know about it due to Cards Against Humanity, where "Kid tested, mother approved" ended up paired with "a coathanger".
by Story
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 30564

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

I presume the joke is on people who add on to existing abbreviations (if they're not just making their own up from scratch). In this case, "My Face When" with an unexplained S. People use a lot of obscure abbreviations on the internet. It kind of annoys me. That's probably why I like toda...
by Story
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1439: "Rack Unit"
Replies: 63
Views: 17979

Re: 1439: Rack Unit

What I'm wondering is how he managed to get past security in the first place.
by Story
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 228818

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Ich habe dich verstanden.
by Story
Mon May 05, 2014 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 228818

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Ich bin auch Programmierer. Ich habe Informatik (und Mathe) vier Jahre studiert und hat jetzt Abschluss. Nach meinem Urlaub werde ich nach Kalifornien umziehen und bei Google arbeiten.
by Story
Mon May 05, 2014 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 228818

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Man kann es hier gucken.

Es geht um zwei Mädchen, die enge Freunde sind. Sie finden das Kleid von einem verschwunden Mädchen in einer Höhle. Dann verliebt Michelle sich in einen Junge und Isabelle wird eifersuchtig. Am Ende scheint es, dass sie von Blutsauger angegriffen werden.
by Story
Mon May 05, 2014 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 228818

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Ich habe gerade mit meiner Familie die Film Michelle und Isabelle gesehen. Die Handlung war eher merkwürdig, besonderes am Ende.
by Story
Thu May 01, 2014 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 228818

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Wie geht's?

Hast du Deutsch in der Schule gelernt?


Ich finde Internet Videos hilfriech, aber man muss schon ein teil Deustch verstehen sonst es nur Lärm ist.
by Story
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: C vs C++
Replies: 78
Views: 20935

Re: C vs C++

I can't imagine willingly doing something in C++, unless I am writing a library specifically to target C++. C I use all the time for various small projects, just because it's so simple and fast compared to something like Python or C#. Are you sure you didn't get that backwards accidentally? A small...
by Story
Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68950

Re: 1350: Lorenz

Well I just spent the last hour and 20 minutes performing an exhaustive depth first traversal. Unfortunately, it seems that it's not really exhaustive because some of the nodes have more options than are displayed and if the posts here are to be believed, some are disappearing entirely. I didn't see...
by Story
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 228818

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Ich weiß nicht, was es war, aber es klingt wie "hute". Warscheinlich war es "Hüter". Du kannst hier schauen, um 28:04.
by Story
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 228818

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Ich habe Deutsch von 7ten bis 10ten Klasse gelernt. An der Uni habe ich es zwei Semester im 2011 gelernt. Aber in Mai machen mein Vater und ich eine Woche Urlaub im Deutschland (Bayern genauer gesagt). Deshalb versuche ich jetzt, Deutsch wieder zu lernen. Gestern habe ich Den Eisenhans gesehen. Ich ...
by Story
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 228818

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Ich habe viele deutsche Filme gesehen. Jenseits der Stille Belle Martha Nach Fünf im Urwald Emil und die Detektive (2001) Im Juli Das Leben der Anderen Goodbye Lenin Die Fälscher Lola Rennt Das Boot Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage Der Untergang TKKG: Drachenauge Papa Anta Portas Die Welle Der Baade...
by Story
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 228818

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Gestern habe ich Den Baader Meinhof Komplex geguckt. Ich finde es schwer zu verstehen, weil ich nichts von der Geschichte gewusst habe. z.b. habe ich nicht verstehen, ob Meinhof wircklich Selbstmord begeht, weil es gibt noch eine Terroristin im Gefängnis, die sehr ähnlich aussieht.
by Story
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Possible Time Theories
Replies: 16
Views: 8195

Re: Possible Time Theories

It's far less physically plausible, but the timeline system in Achron is logically consistent and still allows messing with the past. It's more suited for a videogame than a narrative though.
by Story
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 228818

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Gibt es noch Leute hier?

Ich lernte zwar fünf Jahre Deutsch aber ich finde es schwer um zu reden.
by Story
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Native English speakers - what's it like?
Replies: 37
Views: 14633

Re: Native English speakers - what's it like?

It'd be nice if I could speak other languages (I studied German for 5 years in school but I'm not good at it), but I think I'm better off as a native English speaker. It's just so much more useful since English is everywhere. Often times when proofreading people's writing, I correct people's grammar...
by Story
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Interstellar Travel
Replies: 50
Views: 21183

Re: Interstellar Travel

I've read that the problem with the ramjet is that the process of confining the gas for fusion causes it lose energy via synchotron radiation. If you already had an energy source on the ship, could you save reaction mass by accelerating the gas without confining it?
by Story
Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1294: "Telescope Names"
Replies: 89
Views: 21106

1294: "Telescope Names"

Image

The Thirty Meter Telescope will be renamed The Flesh-Searing Eye on the Volcano.


Replace telescope with cookie, and this is pretty much how Cookie Clicker goes.
by Story
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Google Search vs Bing
Replies: 61
Views: 85565

Re: Google Search vs Bing

Bing is surprisingly good, but it still doesn't quite measure up. The only one where it failed to come up with anything useful at all was "graph vortex". "Gnome twistcloth" was pretty bad too, though it did have 2 or 3 relevant results at least. Bing won 0 rounds: wildshape inher...
by Story
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Collections Hell anti-pattern
Replies: 8
Views: 4079

Re: Collections Hell anti-pattern

I'd say the only 2.2 and 5 are unambiguously bad. The rest is more of a convention issue. The style you described is actually built into the language in Python, Javascript, etc. The problem comes when people try to use it in languages that weren't designed for it, like Java. But I can understand why...
by Story
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"
Replies: 144
Views: 37435

Re: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"

I once got an email intended for someone with the same last name as me. My email address was just [lastname] while theirs was completely different, so presumably the sender had just guessed the email address.

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