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by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2034: "Equations"
Replies: 30
Views: 4002

Re: 2034: "Equations"

Number theory is your momma?
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 203
Views: 5406

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)

/is reminded that he hasn't submitted a move yet… Moves 1: Move Down 2: Move Right-Up 3: Grab Up 4,2: Grab Left-Down 5: Move Right-Down Motives It's a mess down in the lower half. I have six different plans (1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B and 4) and they're all a bit awkward and WIFOM. Great rewa...
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1053
Views: 31347

Re: A Game of Commitment

*throws smokebomb, shuffles off sideways*
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1053
Views: 31347

Re: A Game of Commitment

Hey, look over there!
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2033: "Repair or Replace"
Replies: 36
Views: 3399

Re: 2033: "Repair or Replace"

Most businesses are between 1-19 employees in the US. They do not have a dedicated IT guy. If they're extremely lucky, one of their hires is an IT guy who can handle most issues. More than likely, they contract out to an IT company that provides support for these businesses. Surely that's only if y...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2034: "Equations"
Replies: 30
Views: 4002

Re: 2034: "Equations"

(Missed out title text: All electromagnetic equations: The same as all fluid dynamics equations, but with the 8 and 23 replaced with the permittivity and permeability of free space, respectively. ) IRT last one as: <something> without You is (nothingness/empty/pointless?) I'm fairly sure it is that,...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2033: "Repair or Replace"
Replies: 36
Views: 3399

Re: 2033: "Repair or Replace"

One exception to the "modern equipment is cheaper to replace" rule: The most common point of failure for flat-panel TVs and monitors is a dead capacitor, which is easy to spot because modern capacitors bulge when they go bad. For a few bucks to get a replacement from Fry's, and less than ...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

Do we know that Randall didn't parachute out of a 727 with a whole lot of cash?
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 203
Views: 5406

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)

Soupspoon's 2 is officially the most out-of-the-way piece, being the only one in a starting hex. But somebody else's! I'm wondering what some people did to get to make such marks on there. And why. (Though I can imagine 321's reason for nullified grab-on-grab, if not what Patzer was doing defending...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravitation 'Beach'
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: Gravitation 'Beach'

Higgs stuff is the closest thing that comes to mind without going full on towards branes inhabiting the 11 th dimension... Or whatever it is at the moment. But, yes, probably the "something else". And EM waves are considered transverse, while gravity-waves exhibit forms of polarisation (so...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravitation 'Beach'
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: Gravitation 'Beach'

That indeed might be like being sat on the flanks of La Palma to guarantee you'd notice the megatsunami its collapse would provoke [citation needed] , because your boat wouldn't really notice its passage in the middle of the ocean.. The question is probably related to where would be a beach. The var...
by Soupspoon
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1053
Views: 31347

Re: A Game of Commitment

Yfory
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1053
Views: 31347

Re: A Game of Commitment

Ddoe
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2033: "Repair or Replace"
Replies: 36
Views: 3399

Re: 2033: "Repair or Replace"

The backups of (the analogue to) personal data in the titletext makes me think it's more to do with smartphones. (My smartphones are several years old. But the fuss to transfer old stuff to new devices makes me put up with their little foibles and their creeping absolesences, after having used them ...
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

Possibly SATURN - though I'm not sold on it. Well, it is . That's official. Once I'd checked 17 across, instead of mistakenly looking at 17 down! ;) But still not sure why. Backing off by taking the two letters I thought were indicated gives nothing I can relate to the rest of the wordplay, nor any...
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2021: "Software Development"
Replies: 31
Views: 4527

Re: 2021: "Software Development"

How about sending just "4 8 15 16 23 42" at regular intervals?
by Soupspoon
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

First letter matches first letter of answer to "Bounder (3)" (which was an assumption at that stage but an obvious one), last letter matches last letter of "Of tailoring (9)" which might not be immediately obvious, but has shown up in this puzzle before (as with the non-GAP answe...
by Soupspoon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

Case in point, today on the Quick puzzle "Stratagem (4)" with a P and L as the first two characters was definitely ' PLAN ' (highlight the space to reveal?), which fits the clue well. Except that I needed "Mountain Pass (3)" to cross its middle character as the third character of...
by Soupspoon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

New thought, new post. It's occurred to me just now that a cryptic crossword is very much like a clever joke. Indeed, I often¹ give a chuckle (or a groan!) when the payoff comes into my head. Compared with standard clues. "Bird (6)". Oh goody. Let me run through all the birds I know. Compa...
by Soupspoon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14851
Views: 2315568

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

We must develop cyborg goats, to go back in time and terminate Fred's mother, and stop this capricious resistance! At the end of the article: The escape came less than a week after about 100 goats went on the lam in Idaho, munching their way through a suburban Boise, Idaho, neighborhood in an incide...
by Soupspoon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

[ETA: (spoilered for solution) Aye. And it was intended as a whole-self self-definition, in lieu, but might not have gotten past Ximenes's rules of style that I've read so much more about since composing it. The OP one has a definition, I think one could appreciate, but it was concocted in a rush s...
by Soupspoon
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1053
Views: 31347

Re: A Game of Commitment

Aun martes
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1053
Views: 31347

Re: A Game of Commitment

Ya martes
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

I'm sorry, but that's just infuriatingly and disgustingly obtuse. (Not you, but that crossword so-called hint.) If I met such a non-clue in a crossword puzzle, I'd first, throw the book across the room, second, describe the author's questionable parentage and even more questionable intelligence at ...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 203
Views: 5406

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)

Ok, moves : 1: Attack Left-Up 2: Attack Down 3: Move Left-Down 4: Grab Left-Down 5: Attack Up W: Push Left-Up And the chatty bit , full of hopes and fears: I've almost swept away as much of the local opposition as I can attack. Maybe time to regroup and trek around, or something. But there are s...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

((I was wrong, apparently Chrome had an update available on the 7th, and I never noticed before I poked and prodded some more. Why it suddenly made things that worked four hours ago stop working two hours ago, I'm not quite sure. Picture is there now, though. Also a stupidly misleading/unuseful erro...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/-_panoramio_-_Basa_Roland.jpg/240px--_panoramio_-_Basa_Roland.jpg (Not showing as an image. Not sure if it's because it's a slightly off-standard image URL, or if it's because in the last couple of hours my (completely up-to-date browser, SF...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 37
Views: 2311

Re: Travel advice/questions

A bit late, some more information for somitomi. I live in Haarlem, you're invited to visit or stay a night if you're in the neighbourhood. If you ended up regularly hosting international travellers, after this initial casual offer, please do consider refering to your various guests as the Haarlem G...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

I don't even understand the sense of the phrase "Word Puzzle" being used here. Like, I grok that it's some sort of puzzle involving words, but I don't know what there is to be solved, what a solution would look like, how one is supposed to proceed looking for one, or anything like that. C...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 203
Views: 5406

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)

Flicky?
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

I think he's just messing with the Word Game Enthusiasts, like he says, and getting a " Toblerone-Rolo combo " out of it, as well. Unless he's messing with non-enthusiasts to make them believe there's nothing in the Home of the dead chip. Get fifty inside, prompt! (7,4) , when there's actu...
by Soupspoon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 4539

2032: "Word Puzzles"

Image
Title text: Eno's storied aria was once soloed by Judge Lance Ito on the alto oboe at Ohio's AirAsia Arena.

You air an argument? (9,3)
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2031: "Pie Charts"
Replies: 19
Views: 2423

Re: 2031: "Pie Charts"

give an inappropriate number of data.
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 203
Views: 5406

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)

Actions 1: Grab Left-Down 2: Attack Down 3,4,W: Move Left-Down 5: Defend Up Thoughts - Either a counter-grab or a disrupt, -Assuming no sudden Patzer/321 coalition to make it messy, the best defence here is a good offence. - Consolidating, but had considered things like a LU-Push to make things int...
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2031: "Pie Charts"
Replies: 19
Views: 2423

Re: 2031: "Pie Charts"

The area of a circle sector (the area bounded by two radii and a suitable perimeter arc between them) on flat space is proportional to the arc-length (is proportional to the angle between the two radii at the centre). You'd not be wrong in perceiving either area or thickness of angle as reflecting t...
by Soupspoon
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1053
Views: 31347

Re: A Game of Commitment

Ho
by Soupspoon
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1053
Views: 31347

Re: A Game of Commitment

Hey
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14851
Views: 2315568

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

Could we try not to obsess of date formats too much? We could obsess over German police saving a man from baby squirrel terror too much, instead.
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2031: "Pie Charts"
Replies: 19
Views: 2423

Re: 2031: "Pie Charts"

That was my first thought too ... graph it on a sphere if they add up to more less than 100%. FTFY Sum of internal boundary angles add up to>180° (or pi rads), but length of boundary (tending to circumference) is shorter than the 2.pi.r of a flat plan and areas likewise lower (whichever is the surr...
by Soupspoon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14851
Views: 2315568

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

Big Endian is known as "Big Endian" because… yo Momma!

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