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by Soupspoon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 504191

Re: Trump presidency

When sub-Sahara sends its people, they're not sending their best. (…) And some, I assume, are good people! (Summary: "Build a wall!" advice to Spain. Which is either superfluous (they already protect their North African enclaves with their 'trivial' boundary lengths) or stupid (3000-mile ...
by Soupspoon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

Spoiler:
Pariah Carey
by Soupspoon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

Which singer is never welcome?
by Soupspoon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2048: "Curve-Fitting"
Replies: 15
Views: 1371

Re: 2048: "Curve-Fitting"

What Randall doesn't know is that actually those dots are all points on a Radar Plot. Something to do with responses to Rorschach tests, I think.
by Soupspoon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 76
Views: 3443

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

I am ambivalent about these things. "Fountain" was art because nobody had considered it art-worthy before to present a perpendicular urinal bowl as such (the "R Mutt" signature just pressed the point home, whatever that point might be perceived to be), and that made it art-worthy...
by Soupspoon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 504191

Re: Trump presidency

by Soupspoon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 275
Views: 54993

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Double checks date first! Almost certainly for the Brits among us, and likely not so much the Millennials but I would be happy to be surprised about that, may I present Denis Norden (1922-2018). With the warning that despite being a most prolific comedy-writer of note, or perhaps because of, the ar...
by Soupspoon
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: slightly better symbols for numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: slightly better symbols for numbers

Though in fairness the version phillip suggested was better arranged, similar to how it's fairly easy to tell at a glance how many symbols are on a die or playing card or domino. I agree, to some extent. But as an obvious example of 'handwriten' symbols (mouse-clicks-in-Paint?) that example sheet s...
by Soupspoon
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: slightly better symbols for numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: slightly better symbols for numbers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tally_marks ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_numerals ? (Insert other culturally early, and even some current pictographic, number systems here...) See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_numerals#Hypotheses_about_the_origin_of_Roman_numerals , as an i in...
by Soupspoon
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

Icicle.
by Soupspoon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2046: "Trum-"
Replies: 37
Views: 1740

Re: 2046: "Trum-"

MakingProgress wrote:I always got confused that president George Bush and president George Bush were two different persons.
People should never give their children their own name.

Well, at least the current President isn't prone to just such narcissist… Oh. Never mind, move on. Nothing to see here.
by Soupspoon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2047: "Beverages"
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: 2047: "Beverages"

Don't like the look of it? Hey, no sweat!

Until later.
by Soupspoon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2046: "Trum-"
Replies: 37
Views: 1740

Re: 2046: "Trum-"

And then there's Naboo…?

(PS: Gerald Ford…)
by Soupspoon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

Participle.
by Soupspoon
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2046: "Trum-"
Replies: 37
Views: 1740

Re: 2046: "Trum-"

There's been some notable recent satirical playing around with the words"Poo Tin" here in the anglosphere. Some fictional (at least at first!) 'products' like cat-litter trays, but (along with "No Shit Sherlock!") you can find a de(re?)odouriser given this mocking version of his ...
by Soupspoon
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: SVG definition over-riding
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: SVG definition over-riding

Yo, it goes great for me, and I don't rely on the board to tell me anything, I just check the ~10 boards I actually read roughly daily. ^_^ And, though my last post hadn't brought the thread into my 'visibility', now it is there. Either forum got a dataprod by an ubermod, or it just ran...
by Soupspoon
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

*tells a blue joke*
by Soupspoon
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: SVG definition over-riding
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: SVG definition over-riding

Just adding a double-post to my own thread for three reasons: 1) To thank Xanthir again, that other stumbling block has been leapt over, 2) To point out this page , which it still took a godawful amount of Google-Fu to find with my updated idea of (workable) keywords in the search box (and was well ...
by Soupspoon
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

*is coffee and mints*
by Soupspoon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 504191

Re: Trump presidency

There's always at most one stupid guy at the very very top. This doesn't mean that all the other stupid guys can't get there, in other circumstances, just that there may be this one who is there that is forcing them to make do by fitting in further down the pyramid, or fail to even get anywhere near...
by Soupspoon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 504191

Re: Trump presidency

Sometimes I wonder if, supposing I had the ability to guarantee his absolute candour¹, I were to get some not-entirely-unlike-Trump to tell me whether he really believed various things he said I'd find out whether he was truly misguided (perhaps by the "Only good news" pictographic morning...
by Soupspoon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

*spaces back*
by Soupspoon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

*feeds line*
by Soupspoon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 532393

Re: The Darker Side of the News

LaserGuy wrote:Thief breaks into store, steals wigs made for children with cancer.

The dark humour part of me wants to point out the following snippet is an understatement…
Police say they are looking for a man with long curly black hair, (…)
by Soupspoon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: SVG definition over-riding
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: SVG definition over-riding

Ah, that's a form I've never actually used before. (I don't mind it being .CSS, just relying on it coming in from outside the SVG.) And it works with style="--A: red; --B: orange; --C: yellow; …" multiples I note, keyed to each subelement, so long as I Var up each relevant element with --A...
by Soupspoon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding for Kids
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Coding for Kids

If you aren't being pushy (keep it fun and something the kid wants to try, not a chore-to-be-done because "you must learn how to code!") then six isn't too young. I'd avoid anything that needs loads of typing (at least until/unless typing is mature enough to be not frustrating when needing...
by Soupspoon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 99
Views: 11253

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Different fleeting thoughts, much more fleeting:

Definitely reminds me of The Wizard Of Oz…
by Soupspoon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: SVG definition over-riding
Replies: 5
Views: 329

SVG definition over-riding

Not really coding, as I'm currently trying to avoid that, but my Google Fu isn't helping me out much on this and keeps on tripping over unrelated problems with similar component words, and if it's specifically in the W3Schools documentation/etc then I've overlooked it. I have a handcrafted <SVG> wi...
by Soupspoon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

Ho Silver, away!
by Soupspoon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 190
Views: 3957

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)

Good job it's soft!
Move
Spoiler:
1: Move Down
2: Attack Down
3: Attack Left-Down
4: Grab Down
5: whistles
W: Move Left-Down


(I had a commentary also ready, but it got as twisted as a klein bottle full of mobius strips.)
by Soupspoon
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"
Replies: 23
Views: 1330

Re: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"

…posting this to alt.wesley.crusher.die.die.die?
by Soupspoon
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 99
Views: 11253

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Reading earlier today about actor Sai"d Taghmaoui not sure if he's still down for the villain in the next James Bond (after Danny Boyle left the process) and how "If they go Middle East, it's you. If they go Russian, it's someone else" is how he reports the background conversations he...
by Soupspoon
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

*wagon still missing*
by Soupspoon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"
Replies: 20
Views: 1467

Re: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"

The inward bandwidth will sky-rocket! (Better make it an asynchronous connection and forget all about sending ACKs, though.)
by Soupspoon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 10003

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

("We have a Donk Hulk" does already seem like a fair escalation, of course. ;))
by Soupspoon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 142
Views: 10003

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I've gathered (not sure where, could be as unreliable as someone else's headcanon or actual feeder publicity) that Cpt Marvel's film will be some-years-prior prequelish, ending with something like "and now I've got to go and do some things to make sure K9 meets with Aslan over at The Mended Dru...
by Soupspoon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"
Replies: 20
Views: 1467

Re: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"

Aye, I've seen that. Though I remember that one of the last SOPs I edited in one job involved the procedure on what to do when people with high access were departing the company, and I made sure it would be as difficult as possible for me to cause a problem upon leaving, from the moment that was con...
by Soupspoon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6483
Views: 504191

Re: Trump presidency

I just thought I'd check Trump's tweets, today of all days. 17 minutes ago the first of the day is basically "someone says it's NO COLLUSION!". Four minutes later "#NeverForget #September11th". Then seven minutes later a @FoxNews rehash about Strzok-Page. (I'm guessing the middle...
by Soupspoon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"
Replies: 20
Views: 1467

Re: 2044: "Sandboxing Cycle"

Data Security, I have always maintained, is both stopping those who should not have it¹ from having it and making sure that those who should have it are not deprived of it. It's amazing how many people forget that, being in the "three factor login" camp and forgetting about possible loss o...
by Soupspoon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 987
Views: 28494

Re: A Game of Commitment

*retrieves*

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