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by sellyme
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:40 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0102: "Keyboard Power"
Replies: 51
Views: 21390

Re: What-If 0102: Keyboard Power

Aivia Osmium w/ Cherry MX Browns I'm using now. Not to derail the thread off toward the topic of leopards too much, but what is that board like? I've touched a few lower-end boards with (PCB-mounted, I assume) Browns, and they all felt very mushy and soft, and the little tactile feedback felt like ...
by sellyme
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:06 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0102: "Keyboard Power"
Replies: 51
Views: 21390

Re: What-If 0102: Keyboard Power

Oh cool, this What-If indirectly referenced me! :D WhatPulse been running for more than a decade, and its oldest and the most active users have logged over 100 million keypresses. I'm one of those 65 "most active" users (not quite oldest - I only started using the program in 2009) with ove...
by sellyme
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 41210

Re: 1331: "Frequency"

Steve the Pocket wrote:And "pegasi" is an improper plural no matter how you slice it because the name is Greek, not Roman.


Fortunately, we're not speaking Greek here, so the correct way to pluralise the word in Greek isn't particularly relevant.
by sellyme
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 41099

Re: 1274: Open Letter

(I finished playing Deus Ex yesterday) Doesn't "Majestic-12" regularly showing up in the list of users browsing the forum bother you? Just in case you didn't know, that's probably my bad: http://i.imgur.com/3gr0eVj.png It's basically a distributed search engine. I'm somewhat surprised tha...
by sellyme
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1265: "Juicer"
Replies: 35
Views: 14016

Re: 1265: "Juicer"

I have a sudden urge to import Fruit Gushers. Not being from America, I've never had the opportunity to try them before.
by sellyme
Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 45259

Re: 1256: "Questions"

I was at least partially responsible for "Why is YKK on all zippers"!
by sellyme
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"
Replies: 155
Views: 30174

Re: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"

I used gimp and the "Difference" mode to make sure that they were really the same, and found that the two futures were literally half a pixel offset from each other. Am I the only one to notice that a difference in pixels would literally have to be a whole number? Not quite. For a minute,...
by sellyme
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

So... who's going to make that twitter? I'd follow it. Whats the matter, can't you make stuff up on your own? Really, just make it up. Nobody who cares about this stuff is listening to anything you say anyway. It's called phatic communication. What about people who actually want to stay on top of s...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Randall, if you don't care about sports, embrace it! No need for a tweeter feed of fake sports opinions. (I heartily embrace my not-caring.) The Twitter feed (at least, as given by the example in the alt-text, and what I'm going to be doing with the @XKCDSports feed) isn't just quotes you can regur...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

This comic is either (a) pretty insulting to the billion or so people who don't give a monkey's about football but treat certain cricketers as demigods, by implying they either don't exist, or the author knows they exist and doesn't care. I'm pretty sure that saying that people aren't a majority is...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

This comic is either (a) pretty insulting to the billion or so people who don't give a monkey's about football but treat certain cricketers as demigods, by implying they either don't exist, or the author knows they exist and doesn't care. I'm pretty sure that saying that people aren't a majority is...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Seriously, Randall, bleeping Cricket! The last time India and Pakistan met in the world cup semifinal, both countries shutdown, and nearly a Billion+ people followed that match the world over! Also, a map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Popularsports.PNG Clicking picture leads t...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

The line in the title-text is too long for Twitter. "The Red Sox can't make the playoffs (championship games), but in last night's game their win seriously damaged the chances of the Yankees (longstanding rival team)." is 164 characters long. Strangely, the length of the string without sp...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

The first thing I thought on seeing this was "don't Australians have their own kind of football too?" But yeah, in England it's pretty much football all year round outside of some single events such as the Ashes. Yep. It (the AFL) is, to my knowledge, the most attended national sporting l...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

In Australia I don't hear much about either of those types of football; there is some round football stuff (soccer) but the majority of sport news is about AFL and cricket... Well, even that varies within Australia in a way that the US doesn't even come close to. In NSW/QLD you'll get something alo...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

So... who's going to make that twitter? I'd follow it. Whats the matter, can't you make stuff up on your own? Really, just make it up. Nobody who cares about this stuff is listening to anything you say anyway. It's called phatic communication. What about people who actually want to stay on top of s...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Request for that twitter feed seconded, but it might do more harm than good. I once got into a conversation with a guy about the NBA and happened to know a few random things. I was actually talkin' sports for a couple of minutes, but then I said "The Lakers took a big hit when they lost Michae...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

So, I made the twitter feed: https://twitter.com/XKCDSports Two criticisms: 1) All you've done is copy and paste what someone else wrote, so you've not really offered an opinion; and 2) This opinion is not a reasonable one anyway, as even though the Red Sox did defeat the Yankees tonight (or last n...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

The non-US part doesn't really work well for quite a number of countries. In Japan, it's far more likely to be baseball or sumo year-round. And the game with the round ball and the kicking isn't called "football" or "futbol" there. It's called "sakka". It's also called...
by sellyme
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37104

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

So, I made the twitter feed: https://twitter.com/XKCDSports
by sellyme
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Longest Time As Last Post - Weekly Edition
Replies: 8185
Views: 474820

Re: Longest Time As Last Post - Weekly Edition (I'm back! (i

So, uh yeah, the OP is only a year out of date now, instead of two years. Enjoy!
by sellyme
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96030
Views: 7707943

Re: Count to a Million

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by sellyme
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 2419
Views: 232881

Re: The Counting Game

hyperion wrote:It won't reach 1000. I suggest maybe 200.

ONE

i can has one points?


Ahem?

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by sellyme
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96030
Views: 7707943

Re: Count to a Million

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by sellyme
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96030
Views: 7707943

Re: Count to a Million

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by sellyme
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0939: "Arrow"
Replies: 87
Views: 23456

Re: 0939: "Arrow"

Heh, good to see some light-weight humour. I, too, laughed far more than I should have at this one.
by sellyme
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 320756

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Thank you so much for giving something to email my technologically challenged school admin. They enforce passwords with a capital, and a number. That's not the worst part, because they then tell us to write it down to remember it. I always make mine some form of expletive and/or insult.
by sellyme
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0933: "Tattoo"
Replies: 156
Views: 44289

Re: 0933: "Tattoo"

A-hem?

"They did not let me test this"

He ASKED?!
by sellyme
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0924: "3D Printer"
Replies: 65
Views: 44356

Re: 0924: "3D Printer"

does this mean that I can finally download a car!? But you wouldn't download a car! (The ironic thing is that those annoying adverts are only on genuine DVD copies, not pirated ones, and likely caused even more piracy) But does anyone realise that if 3D printers were stocked with each of the 87 or ...
by sellyme
Fri May 27, 2011 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0904: "Sports"
Replies: 128
Views: 30136

Re: 904: "Sports"

At first glance I took this to mean that all sports commentary was a load of random bullcrap, which I guess fits too.
by sellyme
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 85175

Re: 0882: "Significant"

jthetzel wrote:Anyway, fats and oils are good for you. They keep your arteries well lubricated. Without them, the pipes get clogged. Science.


The pipes get clogged? My internet connection obviously needs more fats and oils.

</lamepoliticalinternetreferencefromsolongagoitwasprobablybeforeiwasborn>
by sellyme
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Longest Time As Last Post - Weekly Edition
Replies: 8185
Views: 474820

Re: Longest Time As Last Post - Weekly Edition (UPDATED!!)

cjdumb wrote:
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by sellyme
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Roll to Dodge! ~ Do not post - I will not respond
Replies: 96
Views: 8467

Re: Roll to Dodge! ~ sellyme's arm first; MT and sellyme sec

ACTION: Steal the control center's from any opposition electronic devices and introduce them to my Magnet-o-car
by sellyme
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Longest Time As Last Post - Weekly Edition
Replies: 8185
Views: 474820

Re: Longest Time As Last Post - Weekly Edition (UPDATED!!)

sellyme wrote:,
by sellyme
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Roll to Dodge! ~ Do not post - I will not respond
Replies: 96
Views: 8467

Re: Roll to Dodge! ~ sellyme's arm and MT are still winning!

Action: Build a large car out of metal, (Hell, just a box on wheels), attach a wooden stick to the top, protuding forwars, and attach a magnet to the end of the stick.

INFINITE ACCELERATION!

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