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by RogueCynic
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1986: "River Border"
Replies: 69
Views: 5574

Re: 1986: River Border

I wonder if Randall has ever been to 5 Corners:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrYtUalYdWg
by RogueCynic
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 9956

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

I've thrown out all my socks and replaced them with the same kind before. Need to do it again soon, picked up various non-standard socks over the years and have it's made pairing them up after doing laundry difficult again. I have all white socks. One day I wasted a considerable amount of time tryi...
by RogueCynic
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 9032

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Wow, Randall is really down on this childhood thing.

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by RogueCynic
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 4629

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Do you get points if the tiles spell someone's name? That would be awesome.
by RogueCynic
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1969: "Not Available"
Replies: 38
Views: 4827

Re: 1969: "Not Available"

When it comes to 404 pages, here are twoof my faves https://www-s.acm.illinois.edu/sigmil/ (note that this code originated elsewhere and has been culturally appropriated by many sites) https://www.thingiverse.com/3828582178572 Maybe you should try a lithium ion battery in the cmos.
by RogueCynic
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1953: "The History of Unicode"
Replies: 60
Views: 7451

Re: 1953: "The History of Unicode"

Let's celebrate the new emoji.

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by RogueCynic
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"
Replies: 23
Views: 4310

Re: 1951: "Super Bowl Watch Party"

I saw the blackout too. OK, the title text seems to imply there was 28 seconds (18 hours / 2300) of dead air somewhere around the middle of the broadcast. I was watching but didn't notice anything like that. Did I miss something during a halftime restroom break? Maybe they blanked out Timberlake? :)...
by RogueCynic
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 4163

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

Am I the only person who noticed the only emals marked as read were from female candidates?
by RogueCynic
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"
Replies: 48
Views: 5280

Re: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"

You could bankrupt every country on Earth a million times over by dumping that amount into the economy.


I say we do it.
by RogueCynic
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 3763

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

Am I the only one who had the dream where you go up a staircase and the staircase never ends? If so, don't read "The Phantom Toll Booth".
by RogueCynic
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1941: "Dying Gift"
Replies: 25
Views: 3180

Re: 1941: "Dying Gift"

I think I'll leave my stuff to the relative who can prove the last non zero digit of pi is 4.
by RogueCynic
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"
Replies: 36
Views: 4790

Re: 1938: "Meltdown and Spectre"

Does the Phantom Trolley have to pass through the Phantom Tollbooth, or does it use a Speed Pass? Humans just suck at computers. That sums up the entire industry rather well – both hardware and software. Humans just suck at understanding large systems of any sort. Hundreds or thousands of very very ...
by RogueCynic
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"
Replies: 62
Views: 6845

Re: 1937: "IATA Airport Abbreviations"

The UK rail network has three-letter codes for all the stations. Looking at the list in the comic, the following codes exist: ATL: Attleborough HGM: Higham ANC: Ancaster SAN: Sandown DTW: Droitwich Spa EWR: East Worthing STL: Southall SMH: Stamford Hill BLT: Blantyre MIA: Manchester Airport CLT: Cl...
by RogueCynic
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"
Replies: 27
Views: 3578

Re: 1931: "Virtual Assistant"

Long, Loooong ago, when home answering machines were a new thing (and ran analog, with cassette tapes...), I set the answer message to end with "...to leave a message, press STAR One now." And some people did. Probably just as long ago. A friend of mine had a number that was taken out of ...
by RogueCynic
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1927: "Tinder"
Replies: 18
Views: 2580

Re: 1927: "Tinder"

svenman wrote:While I can't speak on behalf of cellocgw and have no experience with Tinder, I find it plausible to assume that "LTR" is supposed to mean "long-term relationship".

Not that I'm an expert on that kind of thing...


I have never seen Tinder. Do people still use it?
by RogueCynic
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"
Replies: 22
Views: 3129

Re: 1925: "Self-Driving Car Milestones"

Speaking of self driving cars, I wonder how our friend is doing:

https://xkcd.com/1559/
by RogueCynic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 6564

Re: 1913: "A �"

BHG could pull this off.
by RogueCynic
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1903: "Bun Trend"
Replies: 24
Views: 3274

Re: 1903: "Bun Trend"

Still no reference to this horrific trend? https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj9kY3U1_bWAhVI0oMKHdstAIwQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.manbunhairstyle.net%2F&psig=AOvVaw2qmk2vcE3KS6M9hfmgzQ_g&ust=150829...
by RogueCynic
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1902: "State Borders"
Replies: 61
Views: 8312

Re: 1902: "State Borders"

I should talk to Randall. I have a part time job doing international shipping at UPS. Some of the misprints on the labels would make your heads spin. At least I hope they are misprints. Strongville, postal code 44394 is in the US Virgin Islands. Columbus, postal code 43229 is in Vanuatu, Bourne, pos...
by RogueCynic
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1900: "Jet Lag"
Replies: 29
Views: 3895

Re: 1900: "Jet Lag"

keithl wrote:I prefer random maritime disasters to scheduled maritime disasters, though the latter can be easier to avoid.



I think I prefer the scheduled ones. They can be fun to watch if the ship explodes before sinking.
by RogueCynic
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"
Replies: 63
Views: 7451

Re: 1891: "Obsolete Technology"

True story. I downloaded Fedora 25 last year and tried to install it from a flash drive. My wireless USB mouse did not work in the installation process so I switched to my wired USB mouse. That did not work either. On a whim, I plugged in my serial mouse (yes, the motherboard still had a port). I ra...
by RogueCynic
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 9940

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

Why does Randall not bring up the inevitable fruit fight?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U90dnUbZMmM
by RogueCynic
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1885: "Ensemble Model"
Replies: 28
Views: 3571

Re: 1885: "Ensemble Model"

I'd like to see the show about sliced bread.
by RogueCynic
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 277942

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Off topic but also on topic. I work with someone whose randomly generated id is qnb1cth. She thinks its funny.
by RogueCynic
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1873: "Email Reply"
Replies: 46
Views: 5819

Re: 1873: "Email Reply"

You know, I don't think I've ever gotten a fake LinkedIn invitation. I only ever get them from people I'm facebook friends with. Aren't LinkedIn and Facebook accounts the same thing now, actually? I think you just have a LinkedIn account if you're a human being, since you get one by signing up for ...
by RogueCynic
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1872: "Backup Batteries"
Replies: 27
Views: 4016

Re: 1872: "Backup Batteries"

I should get a charger that charges from my walking. I go through a pair of sneakers in about two months.I just got a new pair today, I'll repost when the heels wear out.
by RogueCynic
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 10520

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

I see buns a lot in the city. A few years ago, there was one on my street, a black and white one obviously a pet that had gotten loose. We left food out and he appreciated it, gracing our property often. I would have liked to let him run free in the neighborhood, but he almost got run over.
by RogueCynic
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1807: "Listening"
Replies: 47
Views: 21406

Re: 1807: "Listening"

It looks like the idea is catching on.
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by RogueCynic
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0010: "Pi Equals"
Replies: 11
Views: 4889

Re: 0010: "Pi Equals"

Pi is exactly 3. See the bible, Kings 7:23 for proof.
by RogueCynic
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1854: "Refresh Types"
Replies: 32
Views: 5768

Re: 1854: "Refresh Types"

SDK wrote:I'd rather have a shortcut for hard refreshment.



What about the tab key?
by RogueCynic
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1846: "Drone Problems"
Replies: 14
Views: 3385

Re: 1846: "Drone Problems"

I was going to post a video of a droning teacher but I can't remember the movie. I'm pretty sure it was Ben Stein, possibly Ferris Bueller's Day off.
by RogueCynic
Tue May 16, 2017 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1837: "Rental Car"
Replies: 29
Views: 5022

Re: 1837: "Rental Car"

I take the bus 6 time a day. Not only do I deal with traffic jams, the bus has its own schedule, and has to stop at every stop. Not to mention the drivers who decide the best time to turn is when the bus is bearing down on their path. One bus had an accident when a driver got in the bus's blind spot...
by RogueCynic
Tue May 09, 2017 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1834: "Lunch Order"
Replies: 37
Views: 7553

Re: 1834: "Lunch Order"

Zylon wrote:"I said LUNCH not LAUNCH!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TueALMuOi5Q

Yes I'm old.


Me too.
by RogueCynic
Tue May 02, 2017 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1831: "Here to Help"
Replies: 16
Views: 5490

Re: 1831: "Here to Help"

This is not a commentary of Trump's first 100 days. In the last panel, he realizes the job is hard. The comment reminds me of how the Infinite Improbability drive was invented.
by RogueCynic
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1830: "ISS Solar Transit 2"
Replies: 25
Views: 4964

Re: 1830: "ISS Solar Transit 2"

Why don't they just go at night?
by RogueCynic
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1812: "Onboarding"
Replies: 34
Views: 7765

Re: 1812: "Onboarding"

I like this comic because after a lousy night at my jorb (like tonight) I need something nonsensical to make me laugh. Thank you Randall.
by RogueCynic
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1807: "Listening"
Replies: 47
Views: 21406

Re: 1807: "Listening"

"Alexa, self destruct, no cancel, confirm please." "Okay, I will self destruct. Bzzzt.".
by RogueCynic
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 21049

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

What about dark chocolate?
by RogueCynic
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1810: "Chat Systems"
Replies: 38
Views: 7926

Re: 1810: "Chat Systems"

So.... I use telephone voice calls. (and conference calls when forced to do so) I use e-mail. Once in a great while I use paper, folded, put into an envelope, and sent via U.S. Postal Service. Guess I'm waaaaaay off this chart. I may be one step closer to the chart than you. I have a phone, email a...
by RogueCynic
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"
Replies: 29
Views: 6477

Re: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"

Let me know when the XKCD phone is advanced enough to connect my Palm Pilot VX.

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