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by RogueCynic
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1812: "Onboarding"
Replies: 34
Views: 6056

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: 17940

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: 14827

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: 5882

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: 4977

Re: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"

Let me know when the XKCD phone is advanced enough to connect my Palm Pilot VX.
by RogueCynic
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 8516

Re: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"

Soupspoon wrote:Azrael's Clock is the truest.


Azrael has his own clock?

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by RogueCynic
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1795: "All You Can Eat"
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

Re: 1795: "All You Can Eat"

All you can eat Mortuary?
JohnTheWysard wrote:At least the "All you can eat" sign on the tire shop covered their ill-considered "Blowout Sale" ad.


It's better than the "Fire Sale" sign at the sprinkler factory.
by RogueCynic
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1794: "Fire"
Replies: 21
Views: 3794

Re: 1794: "Fire"

Michael Jackson was reportedly on the scene...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3HKEu3LjRg

Thank you Randall and Moonfish. I needed a good laugh.
by RogueCynic
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1792: "Bird/Plane/Superman"
Replies: 76
Views: 9259

Re: 1792: "Bird/Plane/Superman"

I beg to differ about the carrying people part: the eagles carried people in both LotR and The Hobbit. depends if people=humans, wizards, dwarves and hobbits are not human. Well, Wizards and Dwarves aren't. The lore is less clear about Hobbits - whether or not Hobbits are human does depend on your ...
by RogueCynic
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1792: "Bird/Plane/Superman"
Replies: 76
Views: 9259

Re: 1792: "Bird/Plane/Superman"

Maybe this house should have some sort of translucent film on its windows.

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by RogueCynic
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 9543

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

All this talk of a vampire's reflection brings to mind a question: how is an image generated? Is it light reflected from the eyes of the seer or from sunlight? point a 6 inch F/15 refractor at a good star cluster and the view is magical, diagonal or straight through. If vampires could shimmer like t...
by RogueCynic
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 8806

Re: 1790: "Sad"

Would the title be referencing S easonal A ffective D isorder? This time of year, that's a thing. :( Could be, it would fit the "past few months" reference. But consider: ⋅  Despite the comic being title "Sad", she's obviously angry more than anything. ⋅ &quo...
by RogueCynic
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1789: "Phone Numbers"
Replies: 27
Views: 4889

Re: 1789: "Phone Numbers"

My landline which I have had over 10 years is almost identical to the regional coordinator's sat one of my jobs. The only difference is I dial an 8 to get an internal line for her and my area code to get my home. On more than one occasion I called her but got someone else's desk because I don't know...
by RogueCynic
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1787: "Voice Commands"
Replies: 54
Views: 8710

Re: 1787: "Voice Commands"

I just got a new cell phone and carrier. I am used to fast typing to get the individual letters. I tried sending a text and all sorts of strange words popped up. I'd like to see how voice command devices work with "huked on fonix".
by RogueCynic
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1783: "Emails"
Replies: 26
Views: 3635

Re: 1783: "Emails"

At one of my jobs, they started archiving emails, three years back I think. God knows how many unread emails that would create... And people who don't use their account have them deleted after 30 days.
by RogueCynic
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1780: "Appliance Repair"
Replies: 34
Views: 3665

Re: 1780: "Appliance Repair"

I ran into this recently. The timer knob on my clothes washer stuck and had to be replaced. Someone took a look at it and when pulling the mechanism out, broke a couple of tabs. The new mechanism would not sit properly so I had to replace the back splash as well. A hundred dollar project became a 20...
by RogueCynic
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1777: "Dear Diary"
Replies: 7
Views: 2295

1777: "Dear Diary"

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alt text: Dear Diary: UNSUBSCRIBE

I always wondered how the Nigerian prince thing got started. Pretty tame for BHG though. 12:15 in Boston and I got first post? Is everyone still sleeping?
by RogueCynic
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1775: "Things You Learn"
Replies: 47
Views: 7175

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: 8969

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: 7184

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: 7601

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: 5146

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: 4978

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: 5146

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: 9173

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: 5740

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: 5838

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: 7040

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: 7675

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: 6038

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: 9089

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: 9089

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: 4939

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: 10946

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: 6115

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: 3744

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: 10130

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: 4717

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: 4808

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: 5487

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...

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