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by Locoluis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1537: "Types"
Replies: 55
Views: 15246

Re: 1537: "Types"

I got a kick out of [5], parsing quotes like parentheses, lol. Now that you mention it, there's a language that behaves sort of like that: LOGO. This is a word: "Hello This is another one: 5 This is yet another one the same as above: "5 This is a list containing two words: [Hello world] T...
by Locoluis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1537: "Types"
Replies: 55
Views: 15246

Re: 1537: "Types"

At first I thought it was a quick jab towards Python (which is quite strong-typed, BTW). Now I'm not so sure. Being careless about data types is sloppy programming, and I don't think it's a good thing when programming languages are too lenient about it. If you really need to do something that defies...
by Locoluis
Mon May 04, 2015 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 110
Views: 29483

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

Alas, poor Jim Beam.
by Locoluis
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1514: "PermaCal"
Replies: 33
Views: 7495

Re: 1514: "PermaCal"

Today is September 7902, 1993, according to some.

Edit: 1993-09-7902
by Locoluis
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"
Replies: 41
Views: 11640

Re: 1503: "Squirrel Plan"

Fools.

Acorns grow on trees. Trees are brown (with green leaves). Acorns are brown (though they start green).

The sun is yellow. Corn is yellow. What is there in the sun?

Corn. The sun is full of corn. Not acorns, silly squirrels. Corn.

Not that you would mind, anyway.
by Locoluis
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1479: "Troubleshooting"
Replies: 53
Views: 16810

Re: 1479: "Troubleshooting"

⋅ Bleeding edge - e.g.: Vivaldi ⋅ Current - e.g.: Android, IE11, Unicode, HTML5 (was bleeding edge before October 2014) ⋅ Dated but still important to know - e.g.: Windows XP, IE6 ⋅ Stupid - e.g.: MS-DOS tricks, C trigraphs, National variants of ISO-646 &sdot...
by Locoluis
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1461: "Payloads"
Replies: 64
Views: 18614

Re: 1461: "Payloads"

They all have labels. Here, take this crudely imgur editor'd image: ... Copper Bezel is right, the one at the bottom between the H-11A and the Delta IV-H (2000s) has no label at all. Also, the caption of Keyhole 3 (40 horses) only says "spy satellite" without giving the number of horses s...
by Locoluis
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1459: "Documents"
Replies: 52
Views: 14572

Re: 1459: "Documents"

I have a folder named "proyectos" ("projects" in English). Within it there's a sea of... two or three levels of folders. For my webcomic (the only thing that can be disclosed from that mess), the typical file path has the form: proyectos/sdscomic/YEAR-STORYLINE/STRIP-PANEL.xcf pr...
by Locoluis
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1445: "Efficiency"
Replies: 40
Views: 13219

Re: 1445: "Efficiency"

Them: “ Then you need to apply common sense in order to find a reasonable solution. ”

Me: “ :?
by Locoluis
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1436: "Orb Hammer"
Replies: 46
Views: 12220

Re: 1436: "Orb Hammer"

According to Norse mythology (I don't care about the Marvel comics version), Mjölnir is described as capable of levelling mountains. But could it be used to destroy the Moon?

Edit: I always confuse these two.
by Locoluis
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1423: "Conversation"
Replies: 33
Views: 8207

Re: 1423: "Conversation"

"... and try to think a good answer..." Poor girl trying to fit where she doesn't belong. :roll: As someone who loathes small talk, I'm usually pretty straightforward about these things. I do a lot of things in my free time, but none of them is quite "impressive" to talk about. I...
by Locoluis
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1421: "Future self"
Replies: 74
Views: 17087

Re: 1421: "Future self"

I rarely have any trouble understanding my past or even ancient code. However, now and then, I always tended to leave that seemingly very small overlooked detail that eventually will break the whole thing. Finding and repairing that bug is often trivial, as most of those mistakes are infantile. Howe...
by Locoluis
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 28019

Re: 1418: "Horse"

I was born by horseps.
by Locoluis
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1410 - California Droughts
Replies: 69
Views: 15024

Re: 1410 - California Droughts

Or the actual question: does it have more climate varation by longitude? From east to west, there are generally four topographical zones. 1. The Andes Mountains, generally snow-capped. Between parallels 25°S and 28°S it's almost snow-less, while north of parallel 25°S it gets summer precipitation i...
by Locoluis
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 42202

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

And to think that, back in the old days, each cell phone model came with its own proprietary battery charger.

Nowadays, there are two kinds: the USB ones, and the obsolete ones I would never consider buying.
by Locoluis
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1398: "Snake facts"
Replies: 144
Views: 31804

Re: 1398: "Snake facts"

Longest snake ever: Titanoboa, which lived about 60 MILLION years ago, only in Colombia. Longest extant snake: Python reticulatus (Reticulated python). It's native of Southeast Asia, from Bangladesh to Indonesia and the Philippines. Longest (and largest) snake in the Americas: Eunectes murinus (Gree...
by Locoluis
Mon May 05, 2014 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"
Replies: 59
Views: 22027

Re: 1364 - "Like I'm Five"

What did *I* know when I was five? ⋅ I could probably find my way back home by myself, as long as I could find my way to the nearest Santiago metro station. There were only two lines back then. I remember drawing a Metro map on the wall of the wooden shack where we lived. With charcoal. Ye...
by Locoluis
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 26399

Re: 1360: "Old Files"

My personal files are classified in four categories: 1. The “projects“ folder. Nothing is ever deleted from there. Regular backups of utmost importance. 2. Configurations, program files and other stuff. Need to recover them after a reinstall to keep working as usual. 3. Music and other media. While ...
by Locoluis
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1359: "Phone Alarm"
Replies: 37
Views: 10428

Re: 1359: "Phone Alarm"

Interested parties would like to know how one says "???"? Option A: Random, confused noises at ones discretion. Obtion B: Question mark, question mark, question mark. Option C: Since the question mark is used by phoneticians to represent a glottal stop, the sound of several in quick succe...
by Locoluis
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 131
Views: 64082

Re: 1335: "Now"

Oh, and I forgot. Some time ago, I made this dirty hack that shows the time in practically the whole world.

http://www.lgm.cl/_/worldclock.php

I wish I had thought of a graphical solution before, but I'm not good at these things.
by Locoluis
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 131
Views: 64082

Re: 1335: "Now"

Also, what time is it at the south pole? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_in_Antarctica 8-) The Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station (US) operates in mainland New Zealand time, since it matches its closest supply sources. So does all Antarctic territory claimed by New Zealand. New Zealand time is UTC...
by Locoluis
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1323: "Protocol"
Replies: 37
Views: 12689

Re: 1323: "Protocol"

People always assume that Alice and Bob are the good kids, but...
what if Eve is Bob's wife? :shock:
by Locoluis
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1322: Winter
Replies: 125
Views: 28830

Re: 1322: Winter

I often enjoy watching winter tales such as: ⋅ those of rusting, massive, hollow whales rushing through seas of white ⋅ those of the sentient remoras using said beasts as mount ⋅ our offspring engaging in epic projectile battles on icy wastelands, building fortresses an...
by Locoluis
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1318: "Actually"
Replies: 76
Views: 16601

Re: 1318: "Actually"

The lack of symmetry between the positions of each stick figure may be disturbing to people with OCD.
by Locoluis
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1264: "Slideshow"
Replies: 79
Views: 24086

Re: 1264: "Slideshow"

Agh, Youtube is polluted with this nonsense.

It's an horribly inconvenient way to tell a story with text and still photographs.

And it gets worse if your lame, slow loading video is preceded by a lame, slow loading ad.

What's wrong with good old image galleries?
by Locoluis
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 32336

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

How about deciding for themselves? And making stupid unforced mistakes? How about not feeling like blindly following our orders as they've been doing since the start of their existence? How about figuring out that it's pointless to just do the same thing all the time over and over (be it playing Go ...
by Locoluis
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1262: "Unquote"
Replies: 100
Views: 20485

Re: 1262: "Unquote"

Given the fact that we're still quoting literature and religious books that are several millennia old, and given the impact that Star Wars has left in this time compared to that of other works released since quite a while, I don't think it's going to be unquoted any time soon. Same with: - The Lord ...
by Locoluis
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1261: "Shake That"
Replies: 52
Views: 14576

Re: 1261: "Shake That"

I bet that many of us would be out of place in such a setting.

At least I would be. :(
by Locoluis
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1254: "Preferred Chat System"
Replies: 48
Views: 13996

Re: 1254: "Preferred Chat System"

Actually, all this time I was hoping that you would eventually give up on trying to contact me. This is why I keep switching accounts, numbers and means of contact. Just to avoid you. Maybe I should have told you this before, but I didn't want to hurt your feelings. Pleas stop wasting your time. I ...
by Locoluis
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1248: "Sphere"
Replies: 78
Views: 18763

Re: 1248: "Sphere"

Bah to small talk.

If you have nothing to say, it's better to shut up than to spew out BS.
by Locoluis
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1230: "Polar/Cartesian"
Replies: 36
Views: 16866

Re: 1230: "Polar/Cartesian"

"Joke"-spoiling graph fix.

Spoiler:
Image
by Locoluis
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1222: "Pastime"
Replies: 31
Views: 9426

Re: 1222: "Pastime"

But everyone is unique. “Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.” ― Alison Boulter and countless other people. OTOH, this comic calls attention to the justification behind our everyday activities, the things we all do from when we wake up to when we go back to sleep. Specifical...
by Locoluis
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1222: "Pastime"
Replies: 31
Views: 9426

Re: 1222: "Pastime"

I never talk to anyone about my pastimes because I realize that the details of my activities are none of their business.

Also, because many of those things are very personal and wouldn't make sense to anyone else.
by Locoluis
Mon May 27, 2013 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1217: "Cells"
Replies: 57
Views: 31148

Re: 1217: "Cells"

And of course cancer cells ARE human cells, just with the brakes malfunctioning. Or are they? HeLa cells, for example, have a very different number of chromosomes than normal human cells. Also, unlike human cells as mentioned above, HeLa cells readily survive in Petri dishes and tissue culture plat...
by Locoluis
Wed May 15, 2013 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1212: "Interstellar Memes"
Replies: 84
Views: 19881

Re: 1212: "Interstellar Memes"

IF Ǝ ÞŔ STĀ SIS TMZ Ā LIS N IG IN ÅN AWŔ PÅP KƎL ČŔ
GI VN Þ SPĪD ƎV LAYT DI LĒ
ÞĪZ Ā Þ ǦŌKS ƎND KAČ FRĒZ Z ÞĒ ǦƎST LŔN D Ǝ BAWT ƎND Ā KŔ NT LĪ RI PĪ TIG WĒ TŪ MƎČ

:?

Actually, an APL program would make more sense to them than our spoken language.
by Locoluis
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1195: "Flowchart"
Replies: 60
Views: 11468

Re: 1195: "Flowchart"

There's a way out of this trap at the iteration #15,532.

Spoiler:
Do your homework and you'll be free.
by Locoluis
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152578

Re: 1193: Externalities

It's all fun and games until the placement of the knobs produces innocent real-world bystanders.
by Locoluis
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:03 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0036: "Cornstarch"
Replies: 36
Views: 16988

Re: What-If 0036: "Cornstarch"

richP wrote:I can't decide if cornstarch girl would be a lot of fun, or incredibly boring. I do know that she'd be one extreme or the other.


Have you heard about the Cornchip Girl from "Recess"? http://recess.wikia.com/wiki/Cornchip_Girl

I bet she's like that, only all grown up.
by Locoluis
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1183: "Rose Petals"
Replies: 51
Views: 16560

Re: 1184: "Rose Petals"

Code: Select all

さぁ、逃げまどえその隙に
踊ろよ僕たちはRUMBA
微笑み軽やかに君と
その日は来るのか?
わからなくて
by Locoluis
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1121: "Identity"
Replies: 63
Views: 15322

Re: 1121: "Identity"

The problem with this approach is that it requires that the person vetting the client to know more about the client than traditional verification methods. You don't merely have to have a table linking clients with a set of answers to questions--you have to be personally familiar with the client in ...

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