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by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3832
Views: 491193

Re: The Darker Side of the News

They have to, or everyone taking the ethanol-free stuff ends uo with one mother of a hangover the morning after.
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 11623

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

My mom had me diagnosed with OCD because I cared about toilet paper orientation as a teenager and neither she nor dad understood why anyone would care about something like that, so finding out as an adult that other people care too (even if 40% of them are wrong) is a huge relief. I'm with you! Alt...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3832
Views: 491193

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The more you protect against it, the higher chance that a collector of homeoathic ingredients will get rabies! Especially if they aren't even collecting rabies!
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 11623

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Obviously this needs some research, some very well funded research!
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 11623

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Don't primates actually open them from the middle? Due to their having to hold a crozier in one hand and balance a mitre on their head, possibly.
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 4676

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

Sheep are slightly more "Aberystwyth" than "Aberdeen", though, in my mind. The Celtic tribes as a whole (and Kiwis?) might all reputedly gain enjoyment from the use of the velcro gloves, but mind your Ps and Qs! (Stags and grouse and various eagles and red squirrels and pine mart...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 54
Views: 6615

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

(I'm probably never going to solve the problem, but something in Chrome keeps grabbing the tablet's audio. Listen to other media in the background (e.g. BBC iPlayer Radio, VLC) and browse even sites like this with no obvious attempt for web-pages to load and play sound media and yet the background a...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435908

Re: Trump presidency

Trump really could choose better words in tweets My emphasis.. Pastor Andrew Brunson, a fine gentleman and Christian leader in the United States, is on trial and being persecuted in Turkey for no reason. They call him a Spy, but I am more a Spy than he is . Hopefully he will be allowed to come home ...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 750
Views: 17470

Re: A Game of Commitment

This is your daily *nudge*… Perhaps? (Ready for you, whenever you appear or disappear?)
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 644609

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Ok, I've decided I'm writing this for real (I already dreamt I wrote this one from last night up, this morning)… Fragmentary to the whole adventure as it is. For some reason, we need to fight off these Lego spaceships, that a friend (acting as GM in the 'game', though it seemed more important than m...
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 3710

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things." As good a course of action today as it was two thousand years ago. "When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of chil...
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435908

Re: Trump presidency

You forgot to factor in Trump being Trumpy, regardless of other logical expectations.
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14769
Views: 2218813

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

Be careful skipping over the critiques. They're a potential tripping hazard, especially as they're only ankle high and installed right next to the knee-high 'guard rails' by the buckets full of ebola.
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 750
Views: 17470

Re: A Game of Commitment

Talking of yawns, I had a funny dream last night. I would go and put it in the dream thread, but I already did it once (in my inter-alarm resnooze, when I dreamt I was telling everyone about details of my pre-alarm dream) and I don't know if I should try again lest I wake again. And I see you saw wh...
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins
Replies: 1026
Views: 14605

Re: Post number N wins

Egg roll?
Spoiler:
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Is this my ninth post? I didn't want to get to ten, and been not posting multiple times already, but couldn't resist this one…
by Soupspoon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 3710

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

Correct. (Although I also had been a sort of hipster, before it became a boringly commonplace thing to be.)
by Soupspoon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 10423

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

I like lemony things. (I even like to ask for "something lemony, please" after a blood donation, that I know will get me a lemon cordial, over and above tea, coffee, orange (cordial) or plain water.) Does that include Snickets? You only get offered that if you suffer a series of unfortuna...
by Soupspoon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 3710

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

He's wrong, anyway. I say it goes back to 2006 if you count comic 87 and others that precede Randall's own probable assertion of 891 as the start of these things. Ah, and I see someone has put something almost like that (one single factoid is still enough, in my book) in the latest explainxkcd descr...
by Soupspoon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14769
Views: 2218813

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

The male cattle are the worst. Even if you wanted to earn the wrath of the locals, an auto-rickshaw is not match against a bull-dozer…

:P
by Soupspoon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 750
Views: 17470

Re: A Game of Commitment

(Shouldn't you two have posted by now? Or one of you, at least. *nudge*)
by Soupspoon
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 10423

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Kendal Mint Cake is the worst survival food, for me. Emergency rations should be something you wouldn't eat until actually necessary, and I can't keep a bar of the stuff unnibbled for any decent length of time, or unconsumed between expeditions. My emergency ration bars tend to be something with pea...
by Soupspoon
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 750
Views: 17470

Re: A Game of Commitment

I'm ~π/2 solar radians behind and there's not much chance of playing sufficiently tacticly to overcome the deficit, but I just thought "why not?", given that… I clicked in here by accident. Don't mind me.
by Soupspoon
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435908

Re: Trump presidency

It's not been turning out well for the Syrian people anyway . When it started out (well, when it simmered up to the boil) on the coat-tails of the various north-African 'Insert colour here' Revolutions the vocal Syrian forces were saying they wanted to topple Assad like others toppled Gaddafi/etc, b...
by Soupspoon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14769
Views: 2218813

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

"Anything half as big as you can kill you" is equally as usefully interpreted as "Anything no more than half as big as you can kill you" as "Anything at least half as big as you can kill you". In reality, pretty much everything can kill you, given the right circumstance...
by Soupspoon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435908

Re: Trump presidency

Old news. Since that tweet he backpedalled furiously like a trick-cyclist doing reversing loops on a fixed-wheel bike! That loss of 'nerve' alone should have lost him some of the more beligerant burn-the-worlders of his 'supporters'. Well, he has now sent the attacks in (or acquiesced to those who ...
by Soupspoon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 10423

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

flicky1991 wrote:I missed an opportunity to try baklava hours before this thread was started. If only the comic was up earlier, I would have been told I should try it!

"GITMHR! And more quickly next time, please!"?

:P
by Soupspoon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14769
Views: 2218813

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

HES wrote:just that all larger things can.
Not even that, as I (and at least one other person) read it… ;)
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 10423

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

I like lemony things. (I even like to ask for "something lemony, please" after a blood donation, that I know will get me a lemon cordial, over and above tea, coffee, orange (cordial) or plain water.) Never had lemon-flavoured TD (not sure what I've had, in that range, it was likely pink/pu...
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1732901

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I was browsing a computing magazine in the supermarket, the other day (wondering whether to buy it for a couple the whatever-you-call-clickbait-when-it's-on-a-magazine-cover items) and one thing that (subsequent to the original interest) caught my eye was a suggestion to try Ada, as a strong-typed o...
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435908

Re: Trump presidency

Old news. Since that tweet he backpedalled furiously like a trick-cyclist doing reversing loops on a fixed-wheel bike! That loss of 'nerve' alone should have lost him some of the more beligerant burn-the-worlders of his 'supporters'.
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 10423

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

I thought urinal-cakes came in citrus? (Towards the lemon end of the citrus spectrum.) Not really sure what rose scent is like, given modern roses tend to not smell and traditional ones are variously scented, but you'd use a colour other than yellow. Or is that what the blue ones smell of, beneath t...
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435908

Re: Trump presidency

I think some people voted for Donald on the grounds that he promises to look better topless than Hillary. Still a bad look, but of the choices available they still prefer the right tit. (Lucky for them, then, that they may well have got…) https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G4vhols754w/VWz-LvJR_RI/AAAAAAABYG...
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 54
Views: 6615

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Linescan a set of orthagonal 1px gradient lines, 1px 'apart', from (in whatever orientation) circumference point to the radial line perpendicular to the scanning. You can work out that the gradient of each line is based on the colour-gradient expected at that point on the radius, the end-point needs...
by Soupspoon
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14769
Views: 2218813

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

By the rules of tigons and ligers I would have thought that would have been a dear or beer.
by Soupspoon
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1978: "Congressional Testimony"
Replies: 21
Views: 3629

Re: 1978: "Congressional Testimony"

Likely something like the "infinite infinities of one of the waves of Hilbertian guests linked by one single infinite diagonal back-n-forth", except across further dimensions, one dimension each for every divergence opportunity per instance. Then you 'just' need to find the number of steps...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14769
Views: 2218813

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

Coyne wrote:I suspect that is true because most people see bears as dangerous, and moose...not. Which is an incorrect assumption.

Also, effecting the dangers of each, the relative ratios (and chances of encounter) of herding herbivores vs territorial omni/carnivorous beasties on a given footprint of land?
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins
Replies: 1026
Views: 14605

Re: Post number N wins

Fruit flies like a rotten banana.
8th post? I might be overdoing it...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1979: "History"
Replies: 45
Views: 6075

Re: 1979: "History"

The solution posed in the title text is ridiculous. Clearly each historian should roll 4D10 (i.e. a 10000-sided die) and study the events from WXYZ y.a. Plus maybe four distinct D6 rolls (or three and a dedicated D3) and two different D10s to narrow down the geographical epicentre? Hmm, 1, 1, 5, 4(...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8644

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

I must rewatch Trials And Tribbleations again, amongst other episodes, but wasn't wossisname surgically altered? Depending on what was being scanned for (residual forehead ridge structures and other unique tlhIngan physiological ceatures, before or after 'augmentation infection', easily identifiable...

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