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by Steve the Pocket
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 6098

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

Back in college, most of my programming classes were in Ubuntu because it had all the compilers and interpreters built-in, as well as the ability to run fake websites via localhost, so I got accustomed to coding in gedit. My understanding is that Notepad++ is just a cross-platform version of that, p...
by Steve the Pocket
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 2884

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

The one time I've had to throw out a trash can, it was banjaxed enough to not really qualify as a trash can anymore, so nobody would have mistaken it for not part of the trash.
by Steve the Pocket
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 12093

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Also, relevant.
by Steve the Pocket
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 12093

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

In my experience the British pronunciation of "inventory" usually comes out as three syllables rather than four.

This robot hand in my invent'ry
Lets me build a mini-sentry.
by Steve the Pocket
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 4694

Re: 1815: "Flag"

dtilque wrote:1 Do moose and squirrel have emojis?

Nope! Two more for the "I can't believe they left this out" list, alongside raccoons and kangaroos.
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 61
Views: 6272

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

I'm certain I've heard this joke before somewhere. I've gotten into the habit of Googling every one-liner puns I think of so I can see how many million times it's already been done, and keeping a list of the number of results for each. I've gotten lucky enough to find a few zeroes, but that wasn't o...
by Steve the Pocket
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"
Replies: 45
Views: 5678

Re: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"

standard 96 dpi screens 72dpi is a standard screen 96dpi is some johnny come lately microsoft abomination I base my assessment on what anyone anywhere actually still uses, and I haven't seen anything below 96 since the pre-LCD days except on those deliberately oversized screens for people who need ...
by Steve the Pocket
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"
Replies: 45
Views: 5678

Re: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"

One thing that's always bugged me about emoji is that there's no way to customize their colors beyond any built-in modifiers that might exist. I realize you wouldn't want them to always automatically take on the color assigned to the block of text they're in, but there are also a number of cases whe...
by Steve the Pocket
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1807: "Listening"
Replies: 47
Views: 15341

Re: 1807: "Listening"

A reasonable person might deduce from the comic that Echo devices are constantly transmitting audio to Amazon's servers. It is straightforward to examine Echo traffic with Wireshark, or similar, and show that audio is only transmitted after a wake-word is detected. This should help reduce one's tin...
by Steve the Pocket
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 6938

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

orthogon wrote:It's all there in the map. Southern Brazil is currently on DST whereas the northern coastal part is not.

But why would they be on DST now? It's only Feb.... ohhhhh, right, southern hemisphere. Wow, that adds a whole other layer to the clusterfuck that is Needlessly Changing Time.
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 6938

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

I wonder what the political situation in southern South America led all those other countries to shift into UTC-3. Funnily enough, according to this map, southern Brazil ventures even further for some crazy reason, into UTC-2. I wonder if that's a mistake or if Wikipedia is wrong.
by Steve the Pocket
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1792: "Bird/Plane/Superman"
Replies: 76
Views: 7677

Re: 1792: "Bird/Plane/Superman"

....Dafuq did I just read?
by Steve the Pocket
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1792: "Bird/Plane/Superman"
Replies: 76
Views: 7677

Re: 1792: "Bird/Plane/Superman"

What I want to know about is the birds-sunbathing-to-regain-their-flight-ability thing. Are there some cold-blooded birds I'm not familiar with?
by Steve the Pocket
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 7302

Re: 1790: "Sad"

by Steve the Pocket
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 7302

Re: 1790: "Sad"

At this point maybe it would be better for everyone involved if we just made it an instant-ban to say anything positive about Trump; no productive conversation can be had with these cunts and most of them seem to just be randos registering specifically to drop in and argue with us.
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 7302

Re: 1790: "Sad"

I'm going to say the same thing to people who have been stuck in nothing-matters-anymore since the election that I say to soldiers who suffer from crippling PTSD: That just means you're still human. I'd worry more about anyone who's been through that and can still function.
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1784: "Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize"
Replies: 58
Views: 5998

Re: 1784: "Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize"

i never could remember the capital of Bolegdeh...
by Steve the Pocket
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 8152

Re: 1782: "Team Chat"

Edit: And yeah, I'm aware that text formatting as implemented in Discord is just formatting interpreted from the text string, using tokens that already look like the formatting and can be human read without it. I like when Ctrl+I works instead of *asterisking manually*, but it's perfectly fine if t...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1776: "Reindeer"
Replies: 32
Views: 4097

Re: 1776: Reindeer

What I want to know is whether it's some kind of enormous arachnid disguised as a reindeer, or whether he's genetically engineered a reindeer with the extra legs. Maybe he hired Beret Guy's biotech company. Seems like the kind of thing he could knock up in an afternoon. My interpretation was that i...
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1773: "Negativity"
Replies: 25
Views: 4407

Re: 1773: "Negativity"

I showed up pretty late to the Internet party, so I had sort of the opposite experience that Pfhorrest and other "endless-September" lamenters did. Something Awful and the like were already around, gleefully documenting the cesspool of stupid that was the World Wide Web, for those of us wh...
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1774: "Adjective Foods"
Replies: 64
Views: 6239

Re: 1774: "Adjective Foods"

Don't some parts of Europe require that to be labeled "cheese" it has to be made from non-pasteurized milk? If this "Philadelphia cream cheese" is the exact same stuff US stores sell under that name, it would definitely break that rule, because in the US, it's against regulations...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 7928

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

I got used to the Ribbon pretty quickly, but then I've never made heavy use of Excel or Access, so the experience might be way different for those sorts of people. And Microsoft's attempt to cram Ribbons into everything else they make has gotten annoying — especially File Explorer, which got along f...
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 5177

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

I never could understand the lack of built-in gesture support on Windows touchpads. Nor why the same touchpad would often be fussier and less predictable on Windows with the appropriate Synaptics driver software installed than it was on Linux. (Still with, of course, much less useful gesture action...
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1572: "xkcd Survey"
Replies: 363
Views: 89610

Re: 1572: "xkcd Survey"

Soupspoon wrote:
ramblinjd wrote:Anyone have any leads?

Mostly 206Pb, 207Pb and 208Pb, with a bit of 204Pb in there somewhere...

Carlos!
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 8562

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

Who would you say is worse off, the guy who's never seen [insanely popular thing] or the guy who has seen it and doesn't know what the fuss is all about? Have you ever seen someone get upset in those Taiwanese CGI news animations that Conan used to riff on? It was the closest thing to that that I'll...
by Steve the Pocket
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 9436

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

I just realized. What part of the world is it where "rubbers" means rain boots, anyway? It can't be the UK, because that's where it means erasers, but the US is where rain boots are called galoshes.
by Steve the Pocket
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 9436

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Pink Pearl is also a brand of eraser. I suppose it predated the sexual slang, but if so, I wonder what they were referencing.
by Steve the Pocket
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 7564

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

I was just thinking earlier today about how I used to imagine that Pennsylvania had something to do with pencils. It's been a while, but Randall finally crawled back into my head! Animaniacs made a joke to that effect, where the Warners were going there because it was ancestral home, because as car...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 7564

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

So, yes, one could probably slap together an equivalent map of the US or North America in general. But since the vast majority of it would be essentially making fun of native peoples, it would be in far worse taste. I stand corrected, it seems. Though this is definitely a different animal than the ...
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 9436

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Unclevertitle wrote:Based on that map Pennsylvania is currently being smothered by Honeycrips Orchards.

Where you're liable to get shot for eating the wrong color of apple.
by Steve the Pocket
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 11143

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

I've personally never been able to whistle with my fingers in my mouth. The concept remains mysterious to me.
by Steve the Pocket
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 9436

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

I just wish there were an easy way to get an ID on a particular crop of apples. We have two trees (left) in our backyard that grow some kind of mostly-reddish apple that's tart enough for baking but also makes good applesauce. They were there when my parents moved in and they didn't think to ask.
by Steve the Pocket
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 5177

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

To be fair, Apple computers literally don't have scroll wheels or any equivalent thereof anymore. Which is kind of a shame because the "scroll ball" (actually just a touch surface with haptic feedback imitating the feel of a wheel clicking into place as it spins — it sure fooled me!) was a...
by Steve the Pocket
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 20127

Re: 1759: "British Map"

East-coast Native American names sound comical to me out here in the West. "Rappahannock", "Narragansett" and "Adirondack" seem silly next to perfectly sensible names like "Tlaquepaque", "Tumacacori" and "Lukachukai". That's another thing!...
by Steve the Pocket
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 20127

Re: 1759: "British Map"

It did occur to me a while ago to wonder if Native American names sound more comical to non-Americans. Most of us grow up within easy driving distance of at least a few places with Native names, and several others are the names of states or major cities (and thus taught in elementary school) or got ...
by Steve the Pocket
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 16264

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Stargazer71 wrote:You must be the life of every party you go to :roll: .

This is where the party ends.
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 16264

Re: 1761: "Blame"

*shrug* Gotta blame it on something. And the rain is an unlikely culprit in this case.
by Steve the Pocket
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 20127

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Generally though, this was a pretty stupid cartoon. I don't see what the point was. I'm pretty sure it was "people who aren't from the UK think that British towns and cities have silly-sounding names; here are some words and names that are similar enough that they might be mistaken for the nam...
by Steve the Pocket
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1760: "TV Problems"
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Re: 1760: "TV Problems"

I have a computer science degree and that doesn't mean I understand why things go wrong on my computer, just that I could theoretically write a program that does its bloody job better than it could. Sometimes I manage to get things working again and I still don't know why they went wrong or how what...
by Steve the Pocket
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 20127

Re: 1759: "British Map"

typo wrote:
orthogon wrote:How did AP react to that Tyson Homosexual story?.

Unfortunately the Buttociated Press could not be reached for comment.

*golf clap*

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