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by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2018: "Wall Art"
Replies: 25
Views: 1981

Re: 2018: "Wall Art"

(So, 3770 more comics, 1256+ more weeks, 24+ more years until we approach the current Hebrew calendar year, and thus then two more months to equal that HCY. By my quick-and-dirty calculations. Meanwhile the Islamic contingent had their coincidence approx 2.5 years ago, give or take a few months due ...
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 851
Views: 23410

Re: A Game of Commitment

suuuuuppppp!!!
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 851
Views: 23410

Re: A Game of Commitment

Whas
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: World Cup 2018!
Replies: 19
Views: 1176

Re: World Cup 2018!

I predict that England will be knocked out of the competition by a country starting with C or С! Called it! Even if I did massively, and cyrillically, hedge my bets… (With my luck, it be the one starting with P or the one starting with Р, instead.) (And then some more.) Now I predict Croatia>France...
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2018: "Wall Art"
Replies: 25
Views: 1981

Re: 2018: "Wall Art"

I wonder if there's a daVinci painting of a Julia set. Or a Picasso of an "inspirational cat".

(I'm too old to appreciate Pokemon art.)
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 158107

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Note that Brexiteers are fearing becoming a "Vassal State", under the compromise agreements, arguably more Vassally than if we were still the major backbone (and thorn in the side!) to the EU as before the vote. And more, even, than if every current nation had become a region in the USofE ...
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8319

Re: Firearms Regulations

And, yet, Concealed Carry is claimed to grant (like a Herd Immunity) safety across the board because <random_victim> or <random_passerby> might be carrying a weapon, if that sort of thing might deter your own extralegal entrepreneurial taxation-by-threat plan, meaning you don't just need to stay awa...
by Soupspoon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 465700

Re: Trump presidency

It is not a curve for ten years. It's an erratic up-down bounce. That statement, alone, leads me to believe that you aren't using the same language about graphs as just about anybody else is. Add to that some of your other descriptions of the graph I think you're describing and I'm doubting we can ...
by Soupspoon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count the person above you
Replies: 192
Views: 16399

Re: Count the person above you

A handy spot for a doze.
by Soupspoon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2017: "Stargazing 2"
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: 2017: "Stargazing 2"

1) Take the (next) two nearest stars in the desired field of view/whole sphere, by angular distance 2) If both are noted as at one end of Sides whose other ends are upon the same third star, complete the Triangle ((and forget any other stray Sides associated to these points)), then skip back to (1) ...
by Soupspoon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 851
Views: 23410

Re: A Game of Commitment

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by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 851
Views: 23410

Re: A Game of Commitment ment

^
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 158107

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

But who wants to fail at Brexit? All those people letting May fail intending to sweep in and fix everything (or "done as much to fix it as I could in the time you gave me, guv... You had a right cowboy work on this for you last time, I see. Didn't even keep the crossbeam going out of skew on tr...
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3987
Views: 511187

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Or, in fact, I've heard it put down to being a message to other (and potential ) defectors. That, of course, puts a different spin on it. "We can give you just enough of this stuff to make you suffer…", perhaps controlling the dose, maybe aiming for LD50 and chancing on one death and one s...
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 158107

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

That's the trouble with bluff-calling. (But it works both ways. Ne'r cast a clout 'til May is out!)
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cooling gas by expansion
Replies: 17
Views: 1655

Re: Cooling gas by expansion

Cross-compare with the likes of… https://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/ask/a10552.html https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/4493/how-fast-is-earth-moving-through-the-universe …maybe? (I tend to think along the lines of the quote in the latter that "the CMB does not define some special frame...
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 158107

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Bye bye, Brexit Bulldog! (David Davies departs, deriding Downing St.'s departure 'deal' deliberations.)
by Soupspoon
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 851
Views: 23410

Re: A Game of Commitment

The time of night is very strange.
by Soupspoon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 851
Views: 23410

Re: A Game of Commitment

It's very odd. Someone has just set off fireworks, nearby.
by Soupspoon
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 465700

Re: Trump presidency

The military ought not be responsible for fixing the immigration system. You know the process is being changed from "we'll try to establish that you can stay" to "let's add loads more checks that nobody can reasonably expect everyone to accumulating positive answers for in an...
by Soupspoon
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 465700

Re: Trump presidency

The military ought not be responsible for fixing the immigration system. You know the process is being changed from "we'll try to establish that you can stay" to "let's add loads more checks that nobody can reasonably expect everyone to accumulating positive answers for in any reason...
by Soupspoon
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2013: "Rock"
Replies: 42
Views: 3130

Re: 2013: "Rock"

Everything was Created on Tuesday. Even this comic, and our memories of previously having read it…
by Soupspoon
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2250050

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

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/05/626123698/when-spiders-go-airborne-it-s-electric-literally (…) So a spider can somehow detect electric fields, and then use them to fly high into the atmosphere, letting them be the first to colonize newly formed volcanic islands. Logic states that if they have had an...
by Soupspoon
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 851
Views: 23410

Re: A Game of Commitment

Although it is uncomfortably hot, most of the time. Pass me the factor 2 Million!
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 851
Views: 23410

Re: A Game of Commitment

It's not July here on Mercury.
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 683
Views: 12793

Re: Libertarianism

(I found it humorous to see the avowed "gubmint shouldn't do stuff, and just stay totally out of the way" person, above, suggest that "gubmint should fund and run loads of public enquiries". If you are referring to me, I am most certainly not a "gubmint shouldn't do stuff, ...
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 683
Views: 12793

Re: Libertarianism

Nobody needs to know (…) whether blue finches predated claw-toed sloths. I do! Now! Or at least before the next time I go out to refill my garden's bird-feeder whilst wearing my sloth-onesie! (I found it humorous to see the avowed "gubmint shouldn't do stuff, and just stay totally out of the w...
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3987
Views: 511187

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Not likely to be targets, more likely to have come across something or an area that the Russian agents used to prepare the novichok attack against the Skripals. Which is, ironically, good news for the investigation. Find the place where they stumbled across the dangerous waste from the preparation ...
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 683
Views: 12793

Re: Libertarianism

There's various voluntary places, like http://www.jasnh.com (not, as I write this, updated with this year's February edition, due for a July one) with some interesting reads in them. (FCVO 'interesing'.)
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2015: New Phone Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: 2015: New Phone Thread

It's why the opposition benches are two Siri-lengths away.
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2015: New Phone Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: 2015: New Phone Thread

It does look like it's editing things to their reverse.

But at least it isn't trying to speak to parliament!
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2015: New Phone Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: 2015: New Phone Thread

Isn't this more of a problem in review sites than phones? Fake reviews instead of phone censoring you. Or rather that people with a gripe (of whatever size, with whatever actual connection to the thing being griped about) are more motivated to review than the seamlessly-transitioned ones. I am thri...
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count that resets after an hour of inactivity
Replies: 4110
Views: 120613

Re: Count that resets after an hour of inactivity

19 Better than last night, when I was getting utter time-outs in-between me Previewing and trying to Submit the full article (and a chridd 'game monitoring' page that I checked claimed to be getting a 500 error). Eventually I kept the (latest version of) the core of the post in my paste-buffer, as s...
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count that resets after an hour of inactivity
Replies: 4110
Views: 120613

Re: Count that resets after an hour of inactivity

(I thought I obviously hadn't hit submit yet,it was taking so long to do anything. Forum seems to be glitching, sometimes. I think we can count my second post as inadmissable and your number as correct.)

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