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by Gargravarr
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1894: "Real Estate"
Replies: 28
Views: 4918

Re: 1894: "Real Estate"

Does anyone else still get those feelings of "I need an adult" sometimes? :oops: Oh yes. Last monday a real estate agent came by to estimate the value of my apartment. I spent the entire weekend cleaning. Really needed an adult to tell me if I should clean out the closets too. The number ...
by Gargravarr
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 18303

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

How do space vampires produce thrust, anyway? Bat wings aren't much use in space. Do they expel methane gas at high speed?

Also, where do they hide from sunlight? At Lagrange point 2? Not many austronauts out there to feed on...
by Gargravarr
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1670: "Laws of Physics"
Replies: 46
Views: 12463

Re: 1670: "Laws of Physics"

Carl Sagan's Contact reference?
by Gargravarr
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1597: "Git"
Replies: 51
Views: 14288

Re: 1597: "Git"

Have you tried to do anything with multiple people without git? I have, and I'm definitely not doing it again. Very true. I once did work for an advertising agency who wanted to get involved in coding. They refused to use SVN because they thought it was a waste of time. Turns out it isn't. Also, I ...
by Gargravarr
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1546: "Tamagotchi Hive"
Replies: 19
Views: 8237

Re: 1546: "Tamagotchi Hive"

Beavertails wrote:I had a pet rock once but it died.

It's not dead, it's pining

Spoiler:
Oh come on. Somebody had to say it
by Gargravarr
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1537: "Types"
Replies: 55
Views: 15140

Re: 1537: "Types"

Inspired by PHP?
by Gargravarr
Sat May 16, 2015 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”
Replies: 125
Views: 29519

Re: 1525: “Emojic 8 Ball”

Image
by Gargravarr
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1505: "Ontological Argument"
Replies: 278
Views: 43225

Re: 1505: "Ontological Argument"

I remember when my high school philosophy teacher explained the ontological argument to us. The entire class (including me) burst into laughter. Everyone honestly thought the teacher was joking. It was like wacthing a stage magician pull a rabbit out of a hat; one suspects that the hat wasn't entire...
by Gargravarr
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"
Replies: 42
Views: 13100

Re: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"

Also, this
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by Gargravarr
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"
Replies: 42
Views: 13100

Re: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"

alanbbent wrote:
cellocgw wrote:FRIST with:
I never met a meta I didn't like.

And I'm FRIST to comment on this comment.

FRIST!
by Gargravarr
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"
Replies: 42
Views: 13100

Re: 1447: " Meta-Analysis"

Yuck, nested quotation marks.
by Gargravarr
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1443: "Language Nerd"
Replies: 78
Views: 19053

Re: 1443: "Language Nerd"

I know BrainF*ck
by Gargravarr
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1435: "Presidential Alert"
Replies: 59
Views: 13405

Re: 1435: "Presidential Alert"

Reminds me of a scene in cult classic NetForce (1999). Hilarious film if you know even a little about computers. Anyway, in the president's desk drawer there's a gizmo with codes that, when A Button is pressed, will destroy the internet! Because all presidents have a button like that.
by Gargravarr
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"
Replies: 60
Views: 15060

Re: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"

cellocgw wrote:
Gargravarr wrote:But will it blend?

FTFY :oops:

Actually, no
by Gargravarr
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"
Replies: 60
Views: 15060

Re: 1427: "iOS Keyboard"

But will it bend?
by Gargravarr
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1378: "Turbine"
Replies: 43
Views: 10920

Re: 1378: "Turbine"

The comic made me think of this : The most bizarre conspiracy theory I've heard in a while (and the competition is stiff). A Megawatts wind turbine costs millions. Apparently the people who buy them spend all that money, power them with deisel and only pretend to produce electricity for the farm or...
by Gargravarr
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 92554

Re: 1321: "Cold"

It's amazing how often this idea comes up, that a local cold snap disproves global warming. There are perfectly normal people who think it's a valid point. Didn't they learn about averages in grade 4 or something? The argument is to climatology (and maths) as "if man came from monkeys, why are...
by Gargravarr
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 92554

Re: 1321: "Cold"

The argument is to climatology (and maths) as "if man came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?" is to biology. Humans didn't come from monkeys . Humans are apes . I'm not sure it's good practice to correct someone's example of something that is wrong. Actually, it's an example of a...
by Gargravarr
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 92554

Re: 1321: "Cold"

It's amazing how often this idea comes up, that a local cold snap disproves global warming. There are perfectly normal people who think it's a valid point. Didn't they learn about averages in grade 4 or something? The argument is to climatology (and maths) as "if man came from monkeys, why are ...
by Gargravarr
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1304: "Glass Trolling"
Replies: 31
Views: 9030

Re: 1304: "Glass Trolling"

rhomboidal wrote:I'd talk to my glasses like they were the holodeck from Star Trek.

In awkward situations I like to mutter "Computer! Exit!". One day it'll work...
by Gargravarr
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20636

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

I own a TV but only use it for gaming. Where does that place me on the smugness axis? You own a big display, that randomly has some legacy functionality, like the ability to connect analog VCRs and non-switched-packet data protocols. Not a TV. ;) Oh well. At least I'm on a trajectory to become less...
by Gargravarr
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 20636

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

I own a TV but only use it for gaming. Where does that place me on the smugness axis?
by Gargravarr
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1281: "Minifigs"
Replies: 105
Views: 20842

Re: 1281: "Minifigs"

In related news, Lego Minifigures have become angrier . They are reacting to overcrowded habitat. I'm no Lego population biologist (which should totally be a thing), but have you seen how many are jammed under the sofa in the living room these days? Ok, I looked under my sofa but couldn't see any. ...
by Gargravarr
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1281: "Minifigs"
Replies: 105
Views: 20842

Re: 1281: "Minifigs"

In related news, Lego Minifigures have become angrier.
by Gargravarr
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 28745

Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

The PI rule of project estimation: Analyze the project and calculate a reasonable estimate of how much time it should take. Then multiply with PI. That's way too optimistic. The one I heard was "double it and move to the next larger unit of time", e.g. 3 days -> 6 weeks, 2 months->4 years...
by Gargravarr
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 28745

Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

The PI rule of project estimation: Analyze the project and calculate a reasonable estimate of how much time it should take. Then multiply with PI.
by Gargravarr
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 33511

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

Where I come from, a surprisingly large part of the population write "them" ("dem") when they mean "they" ("de"). People just suddenly started doing it a few years ago. They seem to think that "them" is a more formal version of "they". Ever...
by Gargravarr
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 34306

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

Shouldn't is say "KCILC" in the 3rd panel?
by Gargravarr
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 26047

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

Play with me Daddy, forever and ever and ever and... until StackOverflowError. Not if it’s tail recursive, and the compiler/interpreter optimizes the stack frames away. Then it can go until the end of all time… I'm almost semi-sure that JRE doesn't support tail recursion optimization (could be wron...
by Gargravarr
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 26047

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

Play with me Daddy, forever and ever and ever and... until StackOverflowError

Luckily, the code won't even compile. ALLCAPS is not valid java.
by Gargravarr
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"
Replies: 180
Views: 63825

Re: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"

I am not a big enough nerd for this webcomic. I have no idea what any of this is. *hangs head in shame* I literally could not stop laughing. You don't belong here. :P Oh dear. Nerds can be really mean about random revenge. Which I support fully, of course. "Well hello, old classmate. So you pl...
by Gargravarr
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"
Replies: 180
Views: 63825

Re: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"

Some years back, perhaps in the 1980s, there was a competition for the "worst" sort algorithm. ... Please let us know if you remember the winner. The worst one I've ever used in production code is BubbleSort. Because the boss liked it for some obcure reason. Maybe I'll try to find it. I'v...
by Gargravarr
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"
Replies: 180
Views: 63825

Re: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"

It's pseudocode. Funny. It's basically Python: no semicolons, no variable type declarations, slice syntax for lists, and no parens after the "for" keyword. There's a joke that Python is just runnable pseudocode. Oddly, the code here uses C-style // comments instead of pythonic # comments....
by Gargravarr
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"
Replies: 180
Views: 63825

Re: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"

Some years back, perhaps in the 1980s, there was a competition for the "worst" sort algorithm. They were careful to state that 1) the sort had to actually work, 2) speed was measured only by operation count, and 3) "irrelevant" time wasting or sabotage instructions weren't allow...
by Gargravarr
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"
Replies: 180
Views: 63825

Re: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"

tibfulv wrote:Afterthought: Which language is that? I don't recognise it.

Half-forgotten Python?
by Gargravarr
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"
Replies: 180
Views: 63825

Re: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"

FastBogoSort made me LOL. So brutal, yet strangely elegant. The correct answer to JobInterviewQuickSort() is, of course: std::sort(l.begin(), l.end()); If the interviewer asks if you even remember the QuickSort algorith, answer that you'd rather not waste the employer's resources by reinventing the ...
by Gargravarr
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 100446

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

It's a bit surprising that such a thing would exist in any computer language so widely used, because it would totally fail for most east-Asian dates. Thus, in China and Japan, today is 2012年2月27日, which is ISO format with the Chinese characters for year, month and date as separators. This is legal ...
by Gargravarr
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 100446

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

commodorejohn wrote:I say we start dating by Roman emperors again.

It always amazed me that most of the emperors were incompetent and/or psychotic, but the empire still survived for a millenium or so. Maybe that inspires optimism for our future. Or maybe not.
by Gargravarr
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 100446

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Thank you Randall for adressing one of my pet peeves. When I open the fridge and find a box marked with yy/MM/dd (or dd/MM/yy or yy/dd/MM, who can tell?), I throw it out partly to be safe, but mostly in protest. You must be a nice flatmate! Haven't been a flatmate since college, but no, I was actua...
by Gargravarr
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 100446

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

When the alien invasion fleet lands, official documents will be stamped with Planck time units, with the Big Bang as reference date, written in base-64. That will solve a few problems :wink: They will also need a system for encoding inertial reference frames, or else any reference to a standard tim...

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