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by Echo244
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17214
Views: 1675002

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

BigNose wrote:
SuperJedi224 wrote:Post.
by Echo244
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!
Replies: 118
Views: 95092

Re: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!

Echo244 wrote:I should probably add mine given my occasional posts here, and just in case I change my sig.

She/her/hers


<Feels like she might have been accidentally skipped over>

<Edit to add>

Yay!

<Feels included>
by Echo244
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1536: "The Martian"
Replies: 128
Views: 40033

Re: 1536: "The Martian"

'You've just bricked something important.' I don't understand that. What does 'bricked' mean in this context? Disabled functionality and rendered it about as much use as a brick. Previously referenced in 1518 - "Can you brick it remotely?" referring to a mobile phone alarm ringing, somewh...
by Echo244
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 60686

Re: 1534: "Beer"

Maybe it's an orange juice suited to accompany that particular food...
by Echo244
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: best novels in public domain (internationally)?
Replies: 8
Views: 5938

Re: best novels in public domain (internationally)?

Project Gutenberg is your friend Top 25 downloads from their site (of free eBooks). Plenty of variety - Dickens, Conan Doyle, the brothers Grimm, Austen, Joyce, Wilde... I'm sure they've got all sorts of other titles, but these are the most downloaded and hence probably most widely-known. They go o...
by Echo244
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17214
Views: 1675002

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

As is this one.
by Echo244
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2439123

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Every part of each one of your e-mails have been preserved, but now all the characters in them are sorted into alphabetic order.

I wish that someone would give me a large bag full of valuable gemstones that I could legally sell.
by Echo244
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17214
Views: 1675002

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

This sequence is equally likely as that other one when chosen at random.
by Echo244
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1535: "Words for Pets"
Replies: 40
Views: 12739

Re: 1535: "Words for Pets"

I am confused as to how this diagram clearly has four distinct areas and only three labels. The outermost region represents "everything else" (i.e. things(presumably "words" which are not coherent words of any kind) I was assuming that it took the label on the outer box: "W...
by Echo244
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2439123

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

You didn't technically wish there, but still... Granted. You spend the rest of eternity trapped in a Spice Girls music video.

I wish for a hot, fresh, delicious doughnut. Filled with chocolate, topped with cream, served on a silver platter, and all mine.
by Echo244
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!
Replies: 118
Views: 95092

Re: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!

I should probably add mine given my occasional posts here, and just in case I change my sig.

She/her/hers
by Echo244
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2439123

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. The void wishes you out of existence.

I wish I had a working battery for my home laptop.
by Echo244
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 904136

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Hooray for last exams! And PhDs!
by Echo244
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17214
Views: 1675002

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

I have no idea. But I don't want it to die. Clear!

<Pushes button again>
by Echo244
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Will you be upgrading to Windows 10?
Replies: 21
Views: 3635

Re: Will you be upgrading to Windows 10?

I still resent having to get rid of Windows 2000. I'm on Windows 7, thank YOU. Seriously, though, there's no Windows 9 because 9 is unlucky in Japan? (I thought that was 4...) I still have Win2K on an old desktop. There are actually some things that feel clunky on it. Plugging stuff in and having i...
by Echo244
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Too Many Games - the backlog thread
Replies: 12
Views: 3173

Re: Too Many Games - the backlog thread

Most of the Sid Meier pack on GOG.com. I leapt at it in a sale because of Alpha Centauri, found out that Covert Action was kind of fun (if things have moved on somewhat since the period in which it was set), and all the rest haven't even been downloaded yet. Pirates! keeps tempting me, but so far I'...
by Echo244
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17214
Views: 1675002

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

Clear!

<Presses button to revive thread>
by Echo244
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 50024

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

I mean... I thought this was pretty obvious... "The Doctor" wins hands down... [snip]... and land the killing blow. Oh god no! The Doctor would never kill. He might tear you a new one, but he wouldn't kill. He gets very killy very quickly around Daleks. And he killed Missy at the end of t...
by Echo244
Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 472025

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Sounds splendid - that's somewhere on my soon-to-be-Kindled list. Currently reading "Unseemly Science", a follow-up to "The Bullet Catcher's Daughter" in the same alt-history steampunk dystopia. Illusion, private investigation and the constant battle against Victorian-era values,...
by Echo244
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is the avatar above you saying?
Replies: 264
Views: 23424

Re: What is the avatar above you saying?

...why does nobody notice this very fine shirt I'm wearing?...
by Echo244
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Gamers: The inverted Y-axis poll
Replies: 87
Views: 141778

Re: Gamers: The inverted Y-axis poll

I invert. Tilt Up is Back, whatever I'm using for input, and whether I'm meant to be piloting a GTF Myrmidon, Supermarine Spitfire, Asp Explorer, airboat, hovercraft, Warthog, stolen car, submarine, giant stompy robot or Mk I meatbag. I get confused if this isn't set, and cross if it's not an option...
by Echo244
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1533: "Antique Factory"
Replies: 24
Views: 5845

Re: 1533: "Antique Factory"

WARNING: This item was aged by the same inexorable passage of time that also produces nuts. Not only that, but in the very same universe. Almost certainly contains electrons that were once part of a nut. Randall seems to be brooding on the inexorable passage of time recently. Early mid-life crisis?...
by Echo244
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is the avatar above you saying?
Replies: 264
Views: 23424

Re: What is the avatar above you saying?

I've seen those documentaries. Driving across the desert seems to require dangerously customised vehicles and lots of fighting. No way am I hitching a lift!
by Echo244
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Will you be upgrading to Windows 10?
Replies: 21
Views: 3635

Re: Will you be upgrading to Windows 10?

I tend towards a long view, so I'll be grabbing a free upgrade soonish, to get a version of Windows that's supported further in to the future. That said, I really need to get off my arse and either replace my laptop battery or the whole laptop, otherwise there won't *be* a long view where I have a w...
by Echo244
Sat May 30, 2015 9:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626849

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

It smells to me like a sort of punching-down version of The Apprentice. I will be steering well clear. Yeah, this is what I thought as well. Especially as any perceived incompetence on the part of the participants will be seen as enforcing the views above, even if they make the same mistakes as the...
by Echo244
Fri May 29, 2015 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cravings!
Replies: 49
Views: 35079

Re: Cravings!

I'm resurrecting this thread to note my craving for a reasonably fresh almond croissant, halved lengthways, and over-filled with spray cream. I'm mildly allergic to about half the ingredients in question, but... damn it, I can't focus on anything else right now, I just want this obscenely unhealthy ...
by Echo244
Fri May 29, 2015 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626849

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

WTF is this???? The corporation says that the series will “tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time” including why British productivity is so low, is the benefits system providing many with a reason not to work, do immigrants work harder and have the young really not got the work ethic o...
by Echo244
Wed May 27, 2015 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1530: "Keyboard Mash"
Replies: 52
Views: 9969

Re: 1530: "Keyboard Mash"

Flumble wrote:Do you also find it perculiar to have an internal skeleton, which we definitely do?


No. Having most of my squishy bits easily accessible for feeding purposes de7finitely makes sense to me.

;-P
by Echo244
Mon May 25, 2015 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4751
Views: 923213

Re: Today I Made:

Today I made: White chocolate and rose water souffle, with strawberry sauce. Chocolate is a bean, roses are flowers so a vegetable, strawberries are fruit...3 of my five a day! Super healthy!

And it only sank a little bit.
by Echo244
Mon May 25, 2015 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1529: "Bracket"
Replies: 191
Views: 50024

Re: 1529: "Bracket"

And Jonathan Strange.
by Echo244
Mon May 25, 2015 7:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2348780

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

<Hugs all the friendly welcoming people>
by Echo244
Fri May 22, 2015 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2348780

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

So. I'm also new. Hello! You've probably heard this stuff before. That's the thing with Echoes, mind. ;-D I'm all sorts of things. Mostly a nerd, but all sorts of other seemingly incompatible things underneath. Which is where things get interesting. Currently trying to occupy a minor leadership role...
by Echo244
Thu May 21, 2015 9:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite XKCD character?
Replies: 17
Views: 5081

Re: Favorite XKCD character?

Beret guy is cool. Black Hat Guy and his girlfriend (Was she ever shown beyond the hat theft series?) are tied for second. Hat Thief pops up now and again, usually with Black Hat Guy. Don't think I can post links yet, but she's in things like Experiment (669) and Pickup Artist (1027). They still se...
by Echo244
Thu May 21, 2015 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1524: "Dimensions"
Replies: 79
Views: 14567

Re: 1524: "Dimensions"

Mikeski wrote:
Echo244 wrote:Waiting for something that's already Left sounds... suboptimal. ;-P

People do that all the time, for everything from buses to lovers to deities. Many things that have Left will come back again.


So... a dimension that comes back on itself?
by Echo244
Wed May 20, 2015 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1527: "Humans"
Replies: 97
Views: 23580

Re: 1527: "Humans"

It's like complaining that real archaeologists in the 1930's didn't spend much time fighting snakes and Nazis. You don't FIGHT the snakes, you keep them at bay using fire until you can get away from them. Didn't they teach you anything at archeology school? And where's your whip? In the same place ...
by Echo244
Wed May 20, 2015 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1527: "Humans"
Replies: 97
Views: 23580

Re: 1527: "Humans"

Algorithm wrote:No, see, it's okay, the movie humans were mixed with frog genes!


But when they start laying eggs, that's the time to start getting worried...
by Echo244
Wed May 20, 2015 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1524: "Dimensions"
Replies: 79
Views: 14567

Re: 1524: "Dimensions"

Waiting for something that's already Left sounds... suboptimal. ;-P

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