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by azule
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 6811

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

OP Tipping wrote:So is it just me that uses gedit?

That's more like notepad than Notepad++. I have used it but replacements are desired.
by azule
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 6811

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

I used to use EditPlus. Maybe it wasn't the best (regular expressions were lacking) but it was so easy and useful.

Sublime is good/ok. I couldn't get started with Atom.

I've only dabbled in vim. Really I just don't know about it.
by azule
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 3190

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

Unbalanced wrote:Reminds me of these oddly poetic trash bins posted to tumblr.

Image

But what's wrong with those? Looks like they can still hold trash. (I'd be an annoying trash man, yes.)
by azule
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1817: "Incognito Mode"
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: 1817: "Incognito Mode"

Thanks for the links, OP. I never knew.
by azule
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 13446

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Even since I discovered the true etymology I can't shake off the contamination, especially since things said facetiously are often also a bit shitty. Things said sarcastically and sardonically can be equally shitty. Funny association, still. (Haha, autoincorrect wanted me to write "stool"...
by azule
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 13446

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

I'm wondering if people are maybe missing the point of my comment. I wasn't saying (much) about the correct pronunciation of "bonafide", just noting that in the movie Robin Williams as Genie says "boh-nah-fee-day" in a place that seems to call for a rhyme with "certified&qu...
by azule
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 13446

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Except that the pronunciation of "chimera" is also consistent with the spelling, just like "technology" and "mechanism" and "chemistry" and "charisma" and "chorus" and "chaos" are. Except for chimichanga, which contains the first...
by azule
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 13446

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Not at the time having used the following words, I basically learned the correct pronunciation of "epitome" and "hyperbole" from the incorrect pronunciation made by comedian Brian Regan. Speaking of, I feel like the pronunciations of Reagan and Regan should be swapped. The world ...
by azule
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 12950

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

If it's holy wars... Crisp(/Chip) Packet colour theming, by flavour. We really don't use the word crisp in America. We'll know by default that you mean chip. That and your -our spelling are clues. To me (US), this is crisp (although it seems not everyone knows that, and for a while I wondered if ma...
by azule
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 12950

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

If it's holy wars... Crisp(/Chip) Packet colour theming, by flavour. We really don't use the word crisp in America. We'll know by default that you mean chip. That and your -our spelling are clues. I am also offended by liquorice being so low. Even more than I am by the spelling "licorice"...
by azule
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 12950

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

Chocolate is opinion yet white chocolate has a hard spot? Why, yes, I disagree!

Lime, in the form of lemon-lime, should be higher.

The yellow spectrum should include snow. ;)

My favorite colors to consume are pink and yellow. I'm often disappointed.
by azule
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"
Replies: 29
Views: 4361

Re: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"

Pokémon reference. Eating them. Is that also a PETA reference?
by azule
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1802: "Phone"
Replies: 33
Views: 3920

Re: 1802: "Phone"

Keyman wrote:Oh c'mon! Nobody's yet said "I'm not really into Pokémon"??

Except that I am..... and I like to talk about it.
by azule
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1802: "Phone"
Replies: 33
Views: 3920

Re: 1802: "Phone"

So if you don't need to work, and can't do anything important, why not play Pokemon all day? And what would that look like if you never left the holodeck? I would snuggle with all the Pokémon. Then when I got bored with that I'd battle them. That's probably how it got started in the game universe, ...
by azule
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1802: "Phone"
Replies: 33
Views: 3920

Re: 1802: "Phone"

Easy solution, Cueball, be social with your own select group of friends, then ignore the rest of the world, including family.
by azule
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 7443

Re: 1799: Bad Map Projection: Time Zones

HES wrote:Here you go.
Image

You're the best. I feel better now.
by azule
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 7443

Re: 1799: Bad Map Projection: Time Zones

Spoiler:
I don't get why some countries are distorted like Russia. Specifically about Russia, wouldn't it overlap other countries?
by azule
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1775: "Things You Learn"
Replies: 47
Views: 6523

Re: 1775: Things You Learn

Late at night, Randall stops at a stop light. As he's waiting for it to turn green, he mumbles, "You're a kitty." The light turns green, he steps on the gas and says, "Oh pretty kitty. Wait what?" He pulls over, pops the hood, gets out and opens it. A cat jumps out and bites him...
by azule
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 8275

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

thunk wrote:Image

Alt-text: "It me, your father."

It you, clearly.

FTFY
by azule
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 8181

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

PinkShinyRose wrote:
TvT Rivals wrote:There have been suggestions to avoid the most egregious problems of gerrymandering (creating districts more compact would help), but politicians don't want this, of course.

Why not switch to a mixed representation system like in Germany?

Which parts are mixed?
by azule
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 12284

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Looks like he was musing about -muse words, lol. Etymonline is great, though.
by azule
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 8186

Re: 1768: "Settling"

by azule
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 8186

Re: 1768: "Settling"

J%r wrote:Is it bad that I initially thought it was about suicide?

How many lives do you have? I mean how many have you gotten?
by azule
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 8181

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

Thanks for the replies, you two. I just read up recently about the proposed state of Sequoyah, which was about half of Oklahoma. It was not approved by the Republican congress because it would have been a Democratic state. Therefore it was combined with the proposed Oklahoma state.... Politics. Igno...
by azule
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1767: "US State Names"
Replies: 59
Views: 8181

Re: 1767: "US State Names"

I don't get the reasons these names were chosen. Like someone said, if it was on a theme there you'd go... This feels very random. But, back to official state names...Why do some states share a name? I'm pretty sure that when some states split they got new names (was it Tennessee?) but when Carolina...
by azule
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 17724

Re: 1761: "Blame"

So this is where political divides come from: shitty relatives. ;)
by azule
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 12284

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Wikipedia doesn't have an entry on cat-calling. But google, Wiktionary, Meriam-Webster and the Oxford Dictionary all give the more generic definition. Of these, only wiktionary lists the narrower definition of 'A shout, whistle, or comment of a sexual nature, usually made toward women' at all. I th...
by azule
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 12284

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Pretty funny. By the way, dictionaries list catcalling as far broader than 'harasses women' —are they outdated or is it an american thing or is it a temporary focus? Ugh. Even simply typing the word into Google gives the more modern definition. Bad dictionary! Huh. Doesn't happen for me. Typing &qu...
by azule
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 8278

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

Plutarch wrote:I've moved houses quite often. I've never labelled a box. Is it a normal thing to do? Do most people do it?

I used to label them. But, eh, don't anymore. If you don't label them it's like Xmas morning everyday until you're done unpacking. ;)
by azule
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 12284

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

... given your current avatar* * in a universe in which there is a convenient terminal with an immense assortment of obscure settings (or the ability to invent settings) to configure, it's not unthinkable that there would/could be a setting which causes avatars (and perhaps usernames), as we choose...
by azule
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 12284

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

Pretty funny. By the way, dictionaries list catcalling as far broader than 'harasses women' —are they outdated or is it an american thing or is it a temporary focus? Ugh. Even simply typing the word into Google gives the more modern definition. Bad dictionary! (mansplain v. To explain something clea...
by azule
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 17724

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Are you trying to get rid of us? ;) :P
by azule
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 17724

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Oh good, Randall's being smug and preachy again. Always hilarious. I hardly ever say, "Fuck You." anymore. I agreed with Zylon. Not so much that I even noticed until it was pointed out. If this was the peachy free speech comic I'd have agreed sooner. This one was non-offensive because I d...
by azule
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1762: "Moving Boxes"
Replies: 70
Views: 8278

Re: 1762: "Moving Boxes"

Is a box labeled Pornography more or less likely to be "mishandled" by paid movers?
by azule
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 17724

Re: 1761: "Blame"

You understand the problem there, though, right? The actual lesson of that anecdote, true or false? That we put ourselves in a position where the only thing standing between us and nuclear annihilation was the White House staff's ability to physically restrain the president . We should not be in a ...
by azule
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 17724

Re: 1761: "Blame"

Which one of these people strikes you as more likely to start a war over a tweet? Exactly. This is one of the reasons I voted for Hillary and would never vote for Trump. I don't have an affinity for Hillary, but this issue of his made the choice clear. If only we could have been more enthusiastic a...
by azule
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 17724

Re: 1761: "Blame"

I was under the impression that your "friends" could be "friends of friends". Or, that you can reply to comments of people you're not friends with. The comic was saying friends, though... Yeah, but I was replying to Stargazer's comment on netsplit's post, which talked about Face...
by azule
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 58346

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Exactly. She knows what her reasons are. Pfhorrest is accurately reporting what her reasons are. Stop trying to insist you know the "true heart" of a woman you've never met better than she and her actual family do, especially when you're doing it because it paints an embarassing p...
by azule
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 17724

Re: 1761: "Blame"

I was under the impression that your "friends" could be "friends of friends". Or, that you can reply to comments of people you're not friends with.

The comic was saying friends, though...
by azule
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1761: "Blame"
Replies: 138
Views: 17724

Re: 1761: "Blame"

But, according to people on Facebook, I'm in the wrong and the one to blame for all the trouble we were going to get anyway no matter what the result was. My friend list is now considerably shorter and I rarely venture there these days. Sorry to hear. Kinda sounds like my story. My FBFs and I are n...

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