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by Krealr
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 61
Views: 3784

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

Pfhorrest wrote:also morays are saltwater fish so wouldn't be found in creeks of either pronunciation


Wikipedia disagrees with you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnothorax_polyuranodon
by Krealr
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: MisterGC's PUZZLES
Replies: 16
Views: 1922

Re: MisterGC's PUZZLES

Even if I didn't know a man called Laurie, I probably would guess that Jessica, Mary and Sally are the most generically "female" names in that list. i personally have never met a man named laurie and have met more women named laurie then i have sally and jessica combined. And with some re...
by Krealr
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: MisterGC's PUZZLES
Replies: 16
Views: 1922

Re: MisterGC's PUZZLES

MisterGC wrote:Over the next five weeks Jessica, Laurie, Mark, Mary, and Sally, ...


Your clues seem to indicate that there are 2 men. I only recognize one of those names, mark, as a traditionally male name. (It may be possible to solve without knowing I haven't really tried yet.)
by Krealr
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1797: "Stardew Valley"
Replies: 16
Views: 2657

Re: 1797: "Stardew Valley"

There's a computer game called Stardew Valley where you run a farm, plant and water crops, etc. You can have a cat/dog too, which you can pet each day. If you try petting your cat/dog with the watering can selected you can end up watering it by accident. So based on Morfos' comment above, what happ...
by Krealr
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Verizon Math (Help!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1297

Re: Verizon Math (Help!)

Looks like they've already corrected it to read "2.96 cents/kWh"
by Krealr
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 420
Views: 124653

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

The campaign for Wasteland 3 has started. https://www.fig.co/campaigns/wasteland-3

It's on fig not kickstarter so I wasn't entirely sure if it should go in this thread. (Maybe this should be renamed to a generic crowdfunded games thread?)
by Krealr
Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28228
Views: 2106751

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Yesterday: https://playinginportland.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/img_9908.jpg Last Night: http://www.pamplinmedia.com/images/artimg/00003543046265.jpg This Morning: http://www.pamplinmedia.com/images/artimg/00003543042466.jpg Damn Arsonists.
by Krealr
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 7196

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

Samik wrote:I thought this sounded like a good idea. Then, I remembered that I grew up in the most boring city in America.


At least your city has a talk page, my current city's talk page is blank. :|
by Krealr
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 859
Views: 137316

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

This weekend at a Battle of the Books competition my daughter was competing in. (3-5th graders) Moderator: "What is the name of the oldest civil rights group in America, your answer can either be the entire name or the initials." Other Team: "The K.K.K." You could just see all th...
by Krealr
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: What if is broken?
Replies: 2
Views: 3272

Re: What if is broken?

I didn't check all of them but Yoda at least look fine to me. (Using chrome on a win 7 machine) My guess is that your browser has a missing/corrupted plugin that the page uses to render the math equations. Someone else will have to comment on what that plugin is an how you go about fixing it.
by Krealr
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 40
Views: 11909

Re: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

I just wanted to stop in one last time (hopefully) and say thank you to everyone for your help and advice. Everything is put together and seems to be working great.

You weren't kidding about the speed difference using a SDD drive. It is now painfully slow to use my old work computer. :mrgreen:
by Krealr
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 40
Views: 11909

Re: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

Erm... hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the motherboard you listed is currently 75% one star reviews on Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132577 Yeah I managed to miss that, it's interesting that their microATX equivalent board has better reviews. May just be a ...
by Krealr
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Computer won't power on anymore.
Replies: 6
Views: 2875

Re: Computer won't power on anymore.

Might be a bad power supply... if you want a new computer then by all means buy a new computer - five years is about standard anymore... but don't feel pressed into buying one just because of this issue. Hardware can seem daunting if it's not something you routinely work with; but it's a shame when...
by Krealr
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 40
Views: 11909

Re: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

Alright I'm home now so I can actually look at the current machine again. It's Dell Studio XPS 8100 if that matters at all. The processor is an I5-750 (and the motherboard may or may not have issues) It has 8GB of DDR3 RAM split between 4 sticks. (I haven't checked yet but I assume it's 2GB per stic...
by Krealr
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 40
Views: 11909

Re: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

Lots to think about, thanks everyone. I've been messing around on the pcpartpicker site a bit. This is what I'm looking at so far . (I slightly modified a build they already had on the site) Any obvious problems? A few additional question and thoughts to make sure I'm on the right track. I'm a bit n...
by Krealr
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Computer won't power on anymore.
Replies: 6
Views: 2875

Re: Computer won't power on anymore.

Otherwise will it be particularity difficult to put the old hardrive in a new computer as a secondary drive so I can pull files off? I'm not qualified to comment on the power issues, but pulling data off a functional drive is as trivial as plugging it in. That's what I was thinking/hoping but I was...
by Krealr
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 40
Views: 11909

I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

My ~5 old desktop computer seems to have died so I'm looking into a new one. I plan on reusing all all the peripherals I can so I should just need the tower. My budget is under $1000 (closer to the $800-$900 range would be better or even less if I can manage) I like to game but almost exclusively pl...
by Krealr
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Computer won't power on anymore.
Replies: 6
Views: 2875

Computer won't power on anymore.

I have a ~5 year old Dell desktop running Windows 7. It has been having power issues for a few weeks now and I think it may have finally kicked the bucket. It started with not coming out of sleep mode properly. The light on the power switch would come on, the fans would start up, then it would go ou...
by Krealr
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd outside of xkcd.com
Replies: 132
Views: 68447

Re: Randall Munroe in today's WSJ

Time magazine has an interview where Randall answers entirely in comics.

http://time.com/4116921/randall-munroe-draws-his-own-conclusions/
by Krealr
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 14317

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Is anyone else wondering if each day this comic will show a different 5-day forecast? And, if it wasn't in your head before, enjoy the wait until tomorrow... Personally I went and checked the 5 day forecast for my area to see if the comic pulled data based on location. Apparently it does not. :cry:
by Krealr
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1601: "Isolation"
Replies: 103
Views: 16746

Re: 1601: "Isolation"

We're not seeking long-term isolation the way a hermit would, but I think "isolate" is a perfectly apt word for what we sometimes need to do in group settings if the socialization is getting a bit overwhelming. I like this explanation of introverts. http://romanjones.deviantart.com/art/Ho...
by Krealr
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1562: "I in Team"
Replies: 43
Views: 6538

Re: 1562: "I in Team"

My preferred smart-ass response was:

"There is when the team wins."
by Krealr
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13619
Views: 1613223

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Apparently Armadillo's are bullet proof. (ok not quite) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33748027

Man shoots at armadillo, bullet ricochets off it's shell and hit's the man in the head. (he lived)
by Krealr
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 420
Views: 124653

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Bard's Tale IV
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv

Anyone that backs at $20+ during the first 24 hours also gets their choice of Wasteland 2, The Witcher, or The Witcher 2 for free.
by Krealr
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Simple math word puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

Re: Simple math word puzzle

Nicely done. That's my method also, but the high school students I've given it to (the ones who get the answer at all) follow ConMan's method and use four variables. Much longer and more fiddly that way. That is probably because they usually see word problem of that type when they are learning syst...
by Krealr
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 314600

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I wouldn't really say it's past the original release date. That was the date they put on kickstarter, because they have to have a date. Then they ended up with over 4 and half times as much money as they were asking for and realized it would take a lot longer. I don't recall any updates since the ki...
by Krealr
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"
Replies: 99
Views: 25211

Re: 1491: "Stories of the Past and Future"

I could be completely wrong, but I rather think Randall chose Genesis as the bottom data point of the shaded region intentionally, so that the entirety of the Bible would be considered obsolete. You need to look at the chart some more. Hint: The shaded area of the top part represent obsolete, the s...
by Krealr
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US measles outbreak as fewer parents vaccinate
Replies: 211
Views: 19792

Re: US measles outbreak as fewer parents vaccinate

Tyndmyr wrote:Is it reasonable for a business owner to bar unvaccinated folks?


Some doctor's are refusing to see patients that won't get there vaccinations.

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2015/01/some_doctors_wont_see_patients.html
by Krealr
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Citation Issues: What-If with Google Chrome
Replies: 2
Views: 2424

Re: Citation Issues: What-If with Google Chrome

Citations work fine in chrome for me.

Have you tried using incognito mode or otherwise turning of all your extensions to see if one of them is doing something strange with the page?
by Krealr
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1476: Ceres
Replies: 54
Views: 10905

Re: 1476: Ceres

a9s wrote:I thought no one else outside of NASA cared about Ceres. Thanks for proving me wrong, Randall!


I'm not sure Randall, as a former NASA employee, really qualifies as "outside of NASA".
by Krealr
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89546
Views: 5088683

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Magnanimous wrote:What's in that pot? Are they making fondue?


Plesiosaur urine.

It's been in that pot a long time...
by Krealr
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 420
Views: 124653

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Shadowrun Returns is going to Hong Kong.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/shadowrun-hong-kong

Up one day and already close to 350% funded
by Krealr
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 14137

Re: 1470: "Kix"

... or deep fried chocolate bars? Do they eat those in the USA? If something can be deep fried it is eaten in the USA at county fairs. (You can actually get deep fried butter on a stick at some places...) EDIT: Some examples... http://kitchenette.jezebel.com/the-most-ridiculous-deep-fried-foods-fro...
by Krealr
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2509
Views: 353112

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I've had this code sitting around but everyone I try and give it too already has the game. So...

One Free copy of The Witcher 2. (Requires a, free, Good Old Games account)
http://gog.com/redeem/XA38D12913AD1EAFG

Merry late Christmas someone.
by Krealr
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13619
Views: 1613223

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

SlyReaper wrote: Is there a trophy or something?


As the article states, he's selling the medal they give you. (They've been sold before, for quite a lot, though usually after the persons death)
by Krealr
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2509
Views: 353112

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Jorpho wrote:Humble Bundle's latest shtick is that they'll give you an extra game if you can give away a copy of Insurgency. Go figure.

So, come and get it! Let me know if you claim one.
https://www.humblebundle.com/?gift=t4qF5K4yBWqHGzcf



Thanks! :mrgreen:
by Krealr
Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89546
Views: 5088683

Re: Fluff

Is it just me, or do all of Pixar's animated films have male leads? Wally doesn't have a gender. If you wanted to, you could interpret her/him/it as a short ugly lesbian robot who falls for beautiful feminine EVE. Pixar refers to Wall-E as a he. Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?...
by Krealr
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5069
Views: 628127

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

My 8 year old daughter has started taking a Saturday science class for kids taught by the chemistry professor from the local community college.

She has already skipped a friends birthday and is planning to skip a Halloween party next Saturday because she would rather do science! :D
by Krealr
Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Site Broken in Google Chrome
Replies: 21
Views: 9964

Re: Site Broken in Google Chrome

I tried clearing the cache, but that didn't help. The site renders properly in incognito mode, but not in a normal tab. If it works in incognito mode there's a good chance that one or more of your extensions isn't playing nice with the site. I'd try disabling all of them and seeing if it works. The...
by Krealr
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89546
Views: 5088683

Re: Fluff

About five years ago when I was on vacation, I ended up with a dead cell phone in (I think) the Boston airport at 5 AM. I had the old charger from my first phone which wasn't compatible, but it had the same DC output and I didn't need it anymore, so I stripped the wires and charged the battery manu...

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