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by Soupspoon
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1773: "Negativity"
Replies: 25
Views: 3587

1773: "Negativity"

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Alt text: [Google search] how do I block my lawn

One answer is decking...
by Soupspoon
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the best battery cell?
Replies: 17
Views: 1502

Re: What's the best battery cell?

somitomi wrote:See, maybe I shouldn't get into arguments about batteries, when I don't even read the labels properly. :mrgreen:
There are positives and negatives, whether or not you do read them... :P
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1076
Views: 28177

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1026 is also not round, but it is a perfect chilliaicosihexagon. And wishes it was a palindrome.
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"
Replies: 13
Views: 2337

Re: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"

No, Beret Guy might well borrow his books from L-Space 1 , but these are Tabernae Vagrantes , a different beast. As a reseller for Wandering Shop items, I'm not sure how he can't be found, although if he acts in the capacity of an eBay site, merely representing itself as a C2C enabler, then maybe th...
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1076
Views: 28177

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1023 has a civet colony.
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 5211

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

Mikeski wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:It was me what done it.

Naw, it was me done did it.

Me Sparticus!

You Jane.
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 5137

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

Interesting. I would think they could have more elegantly solved the split-vote problem by reducing the ballot to a single option, the direct mandate candidate, and then inferring what would have been the second option, the party, from the direct mandate candidate's party. Maybe it helps with outli...
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Do not look at this chicken
Replies: 36
Views: 809

Re: Do not look at this chicken

There are no girls on the internet, as any fule noes.
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?
Replies: 5
Views: 2458

Re: Any free, good and extensive word lists for languages other than English?

mok-kong shen wrote:English could be "reduced" to 360 words,

That must let you learn the language by degrees...
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the best battery cell?
Replies: 17
Views: 1502

Re: What's the best battery cell?

I'm not even sure alkaline batteries can be recycled (hopefully yes), but even then the ratio of recycling cost to energy supplied is much higher, than with rechargeable types. And some parts of it are possibly not reusable in any way (I'm no expert on battery recycling, so I'm not actually sure) a...
by Soupspoon
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 141
Views: 13627

Re: News in brief

If only we still had Hanoi Hannah, to counteract DC Donald... But that bird has just recently flown..
by Soupspoon
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 141
Views: 13627

Re: News in brief

Never seen/heard Voice Of America, but I always got the idea that it was a bit BBC World Service-ish (extending to the BBC World channel that was once one of the few things on my Berlin apartment's cable TV that I could relate to without too much effort, some variety of CNN being my next best option...
by Soupspoon
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 5211

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

Neither are Chewbacca and R2D2 human, and everybody converses with them as well with no apparent difficulty or misunderstanding. Maybe their dialect is impeccably standard, it's just their pronunciation that's a bit impenetrable. ;) Which makes you wonder why Anakin felt there was a need for a prot...
by Soupspoon
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 31
Views: 3465

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Or, in a war(like) situation, you have friendly forces, hostile forces and those that are neither may be 1 neutral forces. You shouldn't need to concern yourself with neutral forces (neither to seek them out nor care that they will attack you), and any forces neutralised certainly resemble that stat...
by Soupspoon
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Looking for free software including mechanism equivalent to that of Simple Writer
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Looking for free software including mechanism equivalent to that of Simple Writer

OP is asking for non- list words to be highlighted. Simple keyword highlighting would do the opposite crom that asked. (Could be done by setting default formatting as 'highlit' and then highlight with 'no highlighting' format, plus arrange for all non-alphabetic cruft to also be 'dehighlighted', but...
by Soupspoon
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 141
Views: 13627

Re: News in brief

You might know if you first met them when being assigned to the same cell... :P
by Soupspoon
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464715

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Talking of Trump clones(, Attack Of The)...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38259838

Their loss.
by Soupspoon
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?
Replies: 12
Views: 3422

Re: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?

Ditto the advantage of a seatbelt, even/especially with an airbag. The car, upon impact, is designed so the front may immediately come to rest with the solid stationary thing you collided (or to now start moving more like the moving thing you struck) but the compartment in which you sit decelerates ...
by Soupspoon
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 5499

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

I get this with early/mid-80s computer games ("Chuckie Egg or Stryker's Run? Which one?" Chuckie Egg hands down. Surprised anyone even had to ask that question. Not too sure about that. For platformers, I generally went with Donkey Kong Killer Gorilla, until Magic Mushrooms (level editor!...
by Soupspoon
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 5128

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

I hate ribbons with a passion. Menu-Bar Masssiiiiiive represent!!! I just use the alt-key+otherkey(s) combos from days of yore, rather than trying to find out where on earth data sorting (alt-D S) is on the ribbon. (On newer version MSOffice. I actually still use pre-ribbon MSO a lot, on some machi...
by Soupspoon
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 5499

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

ETA: In this spirit, there's actually a BBC Radio 4 programme called I've Never Seen Star Wars , in which people do fairly common things for the first time. I'd never seen your ETA... Did I skip-read, rudely, or did I just manage to read the pre-ETA version in that golden half minute/whatever whete...
by Soupspoon
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 136
Views: 18571

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

Unless I've misunderstood what you're saying, if you've converted unequal masses of initially zero relative (and absolute) momentum to inversely unequal velocities by an opposite-but-equal impulse at separation, then at the limit of the rope the unequal velocities get converted by the opposite oppos...
by Soupspoon
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 5499

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

(Photobucket images that don't link well, maybe it's my tablet.) The web page at market://details?id=com.ubercab&referrer=mat_click_id%3D4d544af64e27be2f13f3b30f8bce0ec1-20161208-7336%26utm_campaign%3DDisplay-Koneo-Fetch_184_-99_UK-uk-national_R_And_ACQ_CPI_en-UK_Ongoing%26utm_content%3DPM_16272...
by Soupspoon
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11115

Re: 1761: "Blame"

If you ask people for advice and then ignore that advice, people, quite reasonably, stop giving advice... If you ask people for advice, and they give an unclear answer, you can quite reasonably stop and reconsider. In this instance the British Public has spoken and it has said "Oh, I don't kno...
by Soupspoon
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?
Replies: 16
Views: 1973

Re: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?

I have QPython3 on an(other) Android tablet. Underused, in my case, but if that's something that you could try (checks your Python and Android boxes, obviously) then... You might be able to use actual HTML for your text-data-file of "what and what type fields/inputs" to present, per your i...
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 5499

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

Of course, if you watch them in numeric order it's more "Oh, right. He wouldn't know that, would he? Still kinda weird that R2 never mentioned Luke's dad before, or being on Tatooine, or how those rocket jets woulda been fuckin' useful as fuck in, like, 80 situations. Man, R2 is an asshole&quo...
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 11115

Re: 1761: "Blame"

The easy way to avoid it would be a No vote in parliament and many have said it could be used to trigger a second Brexit referendum as voting direction of many of the public have changed. Many of the public votes weren't even cast *... A second referendum probably wouldn't have so many stay-at-home...
by Soupspoon
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464715

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Sableagle wrote:[...]
I know the US population's something like 4.6 times bigger, but yes, that's a big number.

I obviously misunderstand the point of that. None of those were "runner up is popular winner", which I first thought might be what you were trying to depict...
by Soupspoon
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464715

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Boeing's shares drop 1% after Donald Trump tweets. Basically, he thinks that the new Air Force One planes will be too expensive and has tweeted that the order should be cancelled. Despite the fact that they're not even supposed to be used until 2024 (however the USAF wants them brought forward, bec...
by Soupspoon
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464715

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Well, if he's going to be the Last President Of The United States, the updated Air Force Ones won't need to be built, s'obvious... ;) Sigh. Trump-Approved version of the new Air Force 0.5... http://www.gadgetshowprizes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/dick-dastardly.-3.jpg (Someone needs to GIM...
by Soupspoon
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 5089

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

Hey, I caught a typo! "Deinstitutionalization," not "deinsitutionalization." As written, it would only have been 21 letters, not 22. Ahhh.. I saw that it wasn't based upon "ins t itute", but: a) didn't count the letters, and b) didn't for one moment think that making i...
by Soupspoon
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464715

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Well, if he's going to be the Last President Of The United States, the updated Air Force Ones won't need to be built, s'obvious... ;)
by Soupspoon
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464715

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Rear-wheel-drive cars are harder to recover from broadside skids that front-wheel-drive cars. The reason they're popular with boy racers is that acceleration throws the weight of the car back onto its rear axle, reducing friction under the front wheels and increasing friction under the rear wheels,...
by Soupspoon
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 5089

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

With rare but extant Selenocysteine (O) and Pyrrolysine (U) and without the colonial spelling, "Deinsitutionali s ation" is a perfectly cromulant peptide chain... Or is that a Pyrrolysine-Valene-Glutamic Acid-Arginine-Isoleucine-Asparagine-Threonine-Glutamic Acid-Arginine-Leucine-Glutamic ...
by Soupspoon
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 464715

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Indeed, his whole appeal during the campaign was in demonstrating in no uncertain terms he didn't care who he offended. He isn't a politician. That's his thing. The trouble is that it's politicians who hold back the hotter heads from going over and doing something unpolitic to the next village over...
by Soupspoon
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 5036

Re: 1768: "Settling"

Where do we go from here?
Why is the path unclear?
When we know hope is near...
Understand we'll go hand in hand,
But we'll walk alone in fear.

Where do we go from here..?
by Soupspoon
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 5969

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

I've heard "galoshes" in the UK. (Slightly outside my class/geosocial strata, though... to me 'rain/mud boots' were "wellies", i.e. "wellingtons". Although the distiction might also be there with galoshes being long overshoes, rather than shoes/boots in their own right,...
by Soupspoon
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 5137

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

It has been a day and a half... So answers to my cryptic clues, as promised, that were: "Fit a trillion old Englishmen into a small measure." "Speak nothing about going into space." "Reshuffle your cards, the singular product." Are, respectively: Texas, Nevada, Delawar...
by Soupspoon
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 5137

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

It has been a day and a half... So answers to my cryptic clues, as promised, that were: "Fit a trillion old Englishmen into a small measure." "Speak nothing about going into space." "Reshuffle your cards, the singular product." Are, respectively: Texas, Nevada, Delaware...

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