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by RogueCynic
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1775: "Things You Learn"
Replies: 47
Views: 8002

Re: 1775: Things You Learn

I have had two cat bites other than play bites. One was from a cat that was fighting with another. I did not clean it or seek medical attention. I remember seeing one of the veins in the hand turning blue for a few days but seem to be fine now. The other was a nip from a cat who did not get a belly ...
by RogueCynic
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 9974

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

So what about Portwine Rocky? It goes an a separate page, along with Gum and the Northern Marinara Islands. Portwine Rocky is not a state, much to the ire of the inhabitants. I was wondering about Armageddon Some More and the Mushwell Islosts. I do international shipping and some of the misaddresse...
by RogueCynic
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 7915

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

m1el wrote:Titanic XCVIII?

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I bought a motherboard recently. The usb 3.0 drivers won't boot off anything later than FAT32. I guess I'm on that ship...
by RogueCynic
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1742: "Will It Work"
Replies: 50
Views: 8287

Re: 1742: "Will It Work"

I wonder what Randall is working on right now. Of the last 4 comics, only "Rosetta" was non-related to working on something. Especially with "Fixing Problems" and this one... On another note, package managers can be great. The key word is "can". The packages are rarely...
by RogueCynic
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1739: "Fixing Problems"
Replies: 26
Views: 5759

Re: 1739: "Fixing Problems"

I feel your pain. I upgraded a desktop recently. The first issue was the motherboard didn't seem to get power, so I got a bigger psu. Still no power, so I got a new mb. I installed FC 20 and it seemed to work. I had a spare drive, so I loaded Fedora on it and it tested okay. Shut down and got back ...
by RogueCynic
Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1740: "Rosetta"
Replies: 35
Views: 5453

Re: 1740: "Rosetta"

Or for a huge Futurama fan, get the comet to hit the Earth and solve global warming. I thin I missed that episode. The global warming episode I remember had the problem solved by all robots going to the Galapagos islands and farting to move the Earth. The two episodes involving comets I remember ha...
by RogueCynic
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1739: "Fixing Problems"
Replies: 26
Views: 5759

Re: 1739: "Fixing Problems"

This comic (and "installing BSD") have pretty much been my life for the last 6 weeks. What did I do? I bought a new computer. Upgrading from 32bit to 64bit, more ram, better video card, and oh my god they dropped it. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wFx4rGbTmCf8x-AgBaNlvXU7ckn5yAIUR0adyN...
by RogueCynic
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1738:"Moon Shapes"
Replies: 66
Views: 9821

Re: 1738:"Moon Shapes"

New User wrote:
There's either a hole in the moon or a nuclear war on its surface

Or, perhaps, that's no moon...


More likely a dirty lens. I remember when the Hubble telescope went active. One of the mirrors was out of alignment. The local paper joked the lens cap was still on.
by RogueCynic
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1729: "Migrating Geese"
Replies: 33
Views: 6085

Re: 1729: "Migrating Geese"

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What about Kevin?
by RogueCynic
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1727: "Number of Computers"
Replies: 35
Views: 6031

Re: 1727: "Number of Computers"

The monolith on earth caused primitive man to evolve. The one on the moon signaled man's readiness to move to the next stage. I don't remember what the one on Jupiter did, but I think it functioned as a gateway. I read the book.
by RogueCynic
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"
Replies: 30
Views: 7406

Re: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"

Reecer6 wrote:However, if no one on Earth saw it fall, then its true nature of being or not being a meteorite will forever mystify us, because you clearly can't send a sample at that point.


Isn't that Schroedinger's Cat experiment?
by RogueCynic
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1720: "Horses"
Replies: 55
Views: 8222

Re: 1720: "Horses"

I love Ponytail. She makes so much sense. Except, you know, the horses might walk over to the tree anyway to munch fruit. Or wander down the wrong carriageway. Ignore the red light. Treat the level crossing barrier as a fence to jump over. It'll be a long time before most affordable cars can do tha...
by RogueCynic
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1718: "Backups"
Replies: 45
Views: 6465

Re: 1718: "Backups"

Of course, I should probably keep a backup elsewhere in case my house burns down. Maybe an encrypted drive I keep in my desk at work, or in my car? Not perfect, but better than nothing. But what if your house buns down while your car is in the garage? Fire resistant box? Exactly! I have a fireproof...
by RogueCynic
Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 9636

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

My windows fell out once. It turned out the glazier had mixed up window putty with toothpaste. Tried to get him to fix it, but he wouldn't speak to me afterwards... Are you sure he "mixed up window putty with toothpaste"? He may have been pissed at you before the job. I heard a story abou...
by RogueCynic
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 9636

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

I tried opening the windows to get fresh air but in the winter the house is freezing. Even though the thermostat is set to 90 f. I have a mixed bag of windows, some are the ones that move up and down, some move outward with a crank. The crank ones have old fashioned shutters. I like them but they ne...
by RogueCynic
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1709: "Inflection"
Replies: 32
Views: 5378

Re: 1709: "Inflection"

I wonder how Dr Dan Streetmentioner’s Time Traveller’s Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations would fit in this thread. My brain is butter right now, someone else can work it in.
by RogueCynic
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 11710

Re: 1708: "Dehydration"

Alcohol and carbonated beverages do not count because they tend to dry out a person. Drinks with high caffeine (I before E?) content tend to loosen your kidneys. I'm surprised to see BHG. I thought Randall was saving him for something really surprising.
by RogueCynic
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"
Replies: 39
Views: 6486

Re: 1707: "xkcd Phone 4"

Something tells me those wings aren't for flight and the webMD partnership makes it even more suspicious. Also if you cut off the image below ✓CERTIFIED you can see the phone scream "Kill me! Please!". :( Yes they are. The phone needs some way of guiding itself to the barge when dropped f...
by RogueCynic
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1706: "Genetic Testing"
Replies: 23
Views: 4015

Re: 1706: "Genetic Testing"

Do people who think they are animals trapped in human bodies or whatever count as otherkin? Yes. What about someone who's not so much a cat trapped in a human body as a cat who took over a human body because opposable thumbs, valid photo ID and a longer average lifespan will be useful in the quest ...
by RogueCynic
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 10654

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

Someone at work suggested I get Pokemon Go. For various reasons I won't. This is my phone and I have no intention of upgrading.
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Also, I find it inhumane to capture innocent creatures and train them to fight for human amusement.
by RogueCynic
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1702: "Home Itch Remedies"
Replies: 33
Views: 5000

1702: "Home Itch Remedies"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/home_itch_remedies.png <alt text> In my experience, mosquitoes and poison ivy are bad, but the very worst itch comes from bites from chiggers (Trambicula alfreddugesi). They're found across the American south and Great Plains. So the best home remedy is to move to Icelan...
by RogueCynic
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1699: "Local News"
Replies: 27
Views: 5107

Re: 1699: "Local News"

City Council elections? Pah! We've just had a referendum to set government policy and apparently accidently triggered the Rapture. Yes, so now we will have to spend another heap of money on a referendum on whether to accept a newly independent Scotland to the EU. And, as sometimes happens, the US o...
by RogueCynic
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"
Replies: 29
Views: 5843

Re: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"

Alt text: 'List of helicopter prison escapes' and 'List of sexually active popes' are both entertainingly long, but sadly there's no 'List of helicopter prison escapes involving sexually active popes.' Needs a time-tracking software. The last potentially sexually active pope in the list (!) died 18...
by RogueCynic
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"
Replies: 29
Views: 5843

Re: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"

Randall replaces light sabers with metal swords. Wouldn't it be more believable to replace them with cardboard tubes?
by RogueCynic
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"
Replies: 67
Views: 12800

Re: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"

I got up a couple of nights ago and my roommate's friend Catherine pooped on the bathroom rug. Looks like he ate something that did not agree with him.
by RogueCynic
Sat May 28, 2016 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1686: "Feel Old"
Replies: 42
Views: 6983

Re: 1686: "Feel Old"

I read a story about several government agencies using outdated technology. Think 5.25 inch floppy drives. The article mentioned the COBOL programming language as being outdated in the 80's. I studied COBOL in the eighties. That made me feel old.
by RogueCynic
Tue May 24, 2016 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1684: Rainbow
Replies: 43
Views: 6600

Re: 1684: Rainbow

And here I thought the rainbows were a sign that God had brought his pre-teen daughter to work... I almost hesitate to proffer an alternative explanation: God's joining the Gay Pride Parade. :oops: There are going to be a lot of confused fundamentalists if God turns out to be gay. Mind you, it figu...
by RogueCynic
Sat May 07, 2016 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1677: "Contrails"
Replies: 110
Views: 13620

Re: 1677: "Contrails"

It's usually the other way around. Most people in the UK know American terms, but Americans don't usually know the British ones. Looking for a chemist to buy some cotton buds usually causes confused looks when said on the wrong side of the pond. Someone told me a friend of his was chatting with a B...
by RogueCynic
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1672: "Women on 20s"
Replies: 218
Views: 30844

Re: 1672: "Women on 20s"

HES wrote:Interesting timing, in that we Brits have a similar women-on-banknotes argument going on. We're gaining one, but losing another, so will remain at 1/5.


Does that 1/5 figure include her majesty?
by RogueCynic
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1670: "Laws of Physics"
Replies: 46
Views: 10166

Re: 1670: "Laws of Physics"

Physics is based on mass, but mass is not accurately defined or measureable. That implies the term "Laws of Physics" is a misnomer.
by RogueCynic
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1669: Planespotting
Replies: 51
Views: 9407

Re: 1669: Planespotting

A plane generates a lot of wind as it travels. Why not use windmills to power the plane?

http://www.bing.com/search?q=boeing+747+retirement&src=IE-SearchBox&FORM=IE8SRC A lot of airlines have retired the 747 or will soon, so it probably isn't a 747.
by RogueCynic
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1661: "Podium"
Replies: 30
Views: 4951

Re: 1661: "Podium"

cellocgw wrote:If recent events are any indication, it's actually a bird perch :P
It just happens to have a microphone and a politician nearby

Apparently Bernie Sanders is for the birds.
by RogueCynic
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1659: Tire Swing
Replies: 11
Views: 2882

Re: 1659: Tire Swing

Use one of these:

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by RogueCynic
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1658: "Estimating Time"
Replies: 25
Views: 4651

Re: 1658: "Estimating Time"

Just do what Commander Scott does. Tae a best guess and multiply it by seven.
by RogueCynic
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"
Replies: 64
Views: 10424

Re: 1655: "Doomsday Clock"

Tualha wrote:Given the current ascendancy of unapologetic Trumpism in the largest nuclear power, this one might not be so funny in a few years.


Relax. The Demoncrats will NOT go along with Trump on anything and he has pissed off enough Repubicans so they will not back him either.
by RogueCynic
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1653: "United States Map"
Replies: 106
Views: 15207

Re: 1653: "United States Map"

I do international shipping. If you want to do a world map Randall, Toronto is in the Central African Republic, New Taipei City is in either Australia or Andorra, and Italy is part of Afghanistan.
by RogueCynic
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1652 "Conditionals"
Replies: 77
Views: 9923

Re: 1652 "Conditionals"

Calling someone pedantic, a grammar snob/nazi reminds me of people using the accusation of racist, sexist, homophobe, Islamaphobe to shutdown conversation. People I converse with online are more likely to invoke the "you idiot, don't you realise that language EVOLVES?!" response, which ge...
by RogueCynic
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1651 "Robotic Garage"
Replies: 30
Views: 6622

Re: 1652 "Robotic Garage"

An all wood internal combustion engine has been built. See: http://www.farmshow.com/view_articles.php?a_id=176 The builder solved the heat transfer problem with a clever modification of the normal 4-stroke cycle. Engineering down on the farm. Whoda' thunk? Must be poplar in Amish country. This comi...
by RogueCynic
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1650 "Baby"
Replies: 75
Views: 9785

Re: 1650 "Baby"

When my niece was born, her maternal grandmother remarked she looked like my brother and me but not my sister in law. Awkward since I am a male, not to mention the incest.
by RogueCynic
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1649: "Pipelines"
Replies: 91
Views: 13078

Re: 1649: "Pipelines"

Why isn't there a pipeline for dry ice?

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