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by Pfhorrest
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1718: "Backups"
Replies: 45
Views: 6465

Re: 1718: "Backups"

Justin Lardinois wrote:Of course, I should probably keep a backup elsewhere in case my house burns down. Maybe an encrypted drive I keep in my desk at work, or in my car? Not perfect, but better than nothing.

Safe deposit box at your bank.
by Pfhorrest
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 9639

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

I live in a city that used to be a swamp. used to ? I went to a university that was built in what used to be a swamp. They said it was daft to build a university in a swamp, but they built one anyway. That one sank into the swamp. But then they built another one. That one caught fire, fell over, an...
by Pfhorrest
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 119
Views: 14513

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

The very concept of mansplaining is a sexist discussion-terminating cliche, and people inferring it in this comic which has nothing to do with it are using it in exactly that way. Bald stick figure in the comic isn't doing anything wrong here, and in fact ponytail stick figure is being a little rude...
by Pfhorrest
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 9639

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

I never open my windows because my nearest neighbors are goddamn filthy smokers and the air outside always smells like an ash tray. I am so fucking glad I have an air conditioner now and can regulate the condition of my indoor air without having to exchange air with the outside.
by Pfhorrest
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1715: "Household Tips"
Replies: 69
Views: 9639

Re: 1715: "Household Tips"

Shadowman615 wrote:aluminum frames (or aluminum, as you guys call it)
by Pfhorrest
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1714: Volcano Types
Replies: 16
Views: 4000

Re: 1714: Volcano Types

Like "Ol' Flat Top" from the classic Beatles song "Come Together", your mother is so attractive that she is difficult to see.

...because any light that reaches her is unable to escape.

...because her attractiveness is gravitational.

...'cause she fat.
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1713: "50 ccs"
Replies: 46
Views: 6134

Re: 1713: "50 ccs"

Tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas, of course, and being flavored or not doesn't make them not tortilla chips; a package of e.g. Cool Ranch Doritos still says "tortilla chips" at the end of its full name on the package ( "Doritos® Brand Cool Ranch™ Flavored Tortilla Chips&quo...
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1713: "50 ccs"
Replies: 46
Views: 6134

Re: 1713: "50 ccs"

Eternal Density wrote:I was briefly confused because I expected a joke about corn chips.
Image

Those are tortilla chips.
by Pfhorrest
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1712: Politifact
Replies: 30
Views: 6153

Re: 1712: Politifact

Sigh. I yearn for a day that aliens attack and unify us all once and for all. OTOH, a recent fear of alien threats in the UK resulted in a "Brexit" vote which may, in fact, have done the opposite of unifying them once and for all. And I'm pretty confident that unification against an exter...
by Pfhorrest
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3274
Views: 585180

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I was lying in bed stressing about the enormous amount of work that would be waiting for me when I got to work so I got up and checked my work email and saw that there was tons of it and then I woke up, started stressing about whether there really was an enormous amount of work waiting for me so I g...
by Pfhorrest
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1712: Politifact
Replies: 30
Views: 6153

Re: 1712: Politifact

And I'm pretty confident that unification against an external threat, being motivated be fear, would be unification on the conservative side of things.
by Pfhorrest
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 11713

Re: 1708: "Dehydration"

They are still legally required to be listed though, it's just allowable to use a more innocuous-sounding name, so you can still avoid them if you know what to look for.
by Pfhorrest
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1703: "Juno"
Replies: 38
Views: 5328

Re: 1703: "Juno"

Let's not forget that the perception of time in our lives is not a linear function of chronological time elapsed in our lives. Childhood seems to stretch on forever and adulthood flies past in the blink of an eye. It's something like a logarithmic function, I think. I've tried to figure out how exac...
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1709: "Inflection"
Replies: 32
Views: 5380

Re: 1709: "Inflection"

Possibly for similar reasons to why we in English sometimes differentiate between sauces, dressings, and things like that; even though they're all in substantial ways in the same category of things, and some things (like ranch) can be called one or the other depending on the purpose that they're bei...
by Pfhorrest
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1709: "Inflection"
Replies: 32
Views: 5380

Re: 1709: "Inflection"

English has "sauce" as the general term so borrows Spanish salsa for Mexican-style hot sauces, even though it's the general term in Spanish. This is something I've always wondered about. Do native Spanish speakers use "salsa" to mean sauces other than Mexican-style ones? Are ket...
by Pfhorrest
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 11713

Re: 1708: "Dehydration"

...is a tool of the commie devil seeking to corrupt our precious bodily fluids, along with fluoridated drinking water.

Sorry, was that not the right brand of crazy you were expecting?
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3274
Views: 585180

Re: What were your dreams last night?

im just having a psychotic meltdown because work just wont fucking stop but that's not the topic for this thread and im sorry i brought it up, just context for the dream and also i was in the middle of it when writing that and not thinking straight i don't know why i dreamt that one of my cousins hi...
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3274
Views: 585180

Re: What were your dreams last night?

yestereday i spent all day at work literally beating the everliving fuck out of myself. like with my fists, to my head last night i dreamt that my aunt told me that one of her 9adult) childfen had run into my car in a parking lot, and in the dream i strarted beatin the fuck out of myself right there...
by Pfhorrest
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1706: "Genetic Testing"
Replies: 23
Views: 4015

Re: 1706: "Genetic Testing"

Do people who think they are animals trapped in human bodies or whatever count as otherkin? I thought otherkin was people who think they're elves or vampires or fairies or dragons, and real-animal-in-human-body people were just furries (but not vice versa, not all furries are that).
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1703: "Juno"
Replies: 38
Views: 5328

Re: 1703: "Juno"

And Jupiter was Saturn's son, so I guess you'd expect any probe sent to Jupiter to be really meant to end up at Saturn by that same logic.

And Saturn was Uranus's son, so I guess when you carry that train of thought far enough everything ends up shoved up Uranus.
by Pfhorrest
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1616: "Lunch"
Replies: 71
Views: 15250

Re: 1616: "Lunch"

I'm not too sure whether Quizatzhaderac just replied and the quoting went wrong I've been getting a lot of notifications of "replies" lately that turn out to be Quizatzhaderac editing some old post from years ago that included a reply to me in it (and whatever the edit was, it's not obvio...
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8251
Views: 1121510

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I have tried dry shaving, though with the safety still on the razor (unclogging it doesn't seem as time consuming to me as your link suggests others find it), and without any lubrication. It's definitely better than shaving in the shower, and it lets me do it in more comfortable places (and just vac...
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8251
Views: 1121510

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

thunk wrote:gender euphoria

Thank you for introducing me to this term.

Also for that link in your sig.
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8251
Views: 1121510

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I've not seen anyone actually use trans to exclude non-binary folks. I've heard of it, but everyone I know who's clued in enough to use the term (as opposed to various other terms which used to be more popular) is good enough to not shit on us nb folk by saying we're not trans enough. I didn't mean...
by Pfhorrest
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8251
Views: 1121510

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Same here Chen. Though I have noticed that some people tend to treat "gay" as meaning "non-straight", but usually that seems to be people who treat straight as the only correct orientation and need a term to describe everyone outside that. (There also seems to be some ambiguity b...
by Pfhorrest
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13250
Views: 1275456

Re: Today I Learned

apparently a significant percentage didn't want to be small minded bigots but wanted to send a protest vote against the government/opposition/Martians/stuff and never thought we'd actually leave. Which is much worse, frankly. You mean you voted for the apocalypse because you were pissed off about s...
by Pfhorrest
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1700: "New Bug"
Replies: 30
Views: 6117

Re: 1700: "New Bug"

re: alt text, would that really solve three issues? wouldn't it be exploiting one issue to solve another issue as a byproduct of just normally solving the third? i.e. you solve the unsalted passwords by salting them, duh. if you salt them with emoji, then because of the unicode-handling bug for reso...
by Pfhorrest
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3274
Views: 585180

Re: What were your dreams last night?

i dreamt that the top of someone else's brain had been surgically attached to mine and the top of my skull was falling off as a consequence and hospitals didn't exist and nobody could help me
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13250
Views: 1275456

Re: Today I Learned

Jumble wrote:Of course, that doesn't do much for the smug UK self-assurance that 'we are still the 5th largest economy on the planet'. Let's see how that looks once the Scots leave and the money drains from the London city finance markets. We are so FUXOR3D.

woohoo, then California can retake that spot

;)
by Pfhorrest
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28316
Views: 2644802

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I don't get it. What do those settings do, automatically photoshop the people in photos taken with that camera?
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 9213

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

Not being Christian is one thing. Not believing that a group of Christians has a leader is sort of weird. I'm not a Canadian, but I accept that they have a Prime Minister, even if not all of them accept his rule. I was about to agree with you, but what happens when (as apparently is the case with P...
by Pfhorrest
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28316
Views: 2644802

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I too am grateful for many of the things addams writes, including this latest.
by Pfhorrest
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28316
Views: 2644802

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Personally, I think if you're angrily complaining about someone acting in a stereotypical way, hyperbolically painting them with imagery of the stereotypes they're embodying is just to be expected. Nobody's saying "all women treat all men in this stereotypical histrionic way", one guy is s...
by Pfhorrest
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"
Replies: 67
Views: 12803

Re: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"

But "if (not P) then Q" does not necessarily mean "if (not Q) then P" Sure, but translating that back to what we were talking about, that would just be "if you don't accept free will functions using the functions the laws of the universe provide, then you must believe in ma...
by Pfhorrest
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"
Replies: 67
Views: 12803

Re: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"

Free will is the ability to independently choose an action, or inaction? Correct? If so, and you don't believe in magic, then you have to accept free will functions using the functions the laws of the universe provide. Why cant I believe in magic and free will functioning to the universe's laws? &q...
by Pfhorrest
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"
Replies: 67
Views: 12803

Re: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"

I can do anything I want to do; What I can't do is something I don't want to do. But, as limitations go, that's a pretty easy one to live with :D But what if you want to want to do something you don't want to do? Can you then make yourself want to do it? That is freedom of will; the ability to want...
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"
Replies: 67
Views: 12803

Re: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"

I think the next cat I get (if I ever have one again), I'll name her Herine.

my friend Catherine Herine.
by Pfhorrest
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"
Replies: 67
Views: 12803

Re: 1689: "My Friend Catherine"

I left my friend Catherine at my dad's when I moved out of his toolshed a decade and a half ago, and her health rapidly deteriorated until one day I came to visit and noticed she just wasn't around anymore, hadn't seen her in a while. Nobody told me anything about how it had happened or even that it...
by Pfhorrest
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1688: Map Age Guide
Replies: 70
Views: 10682

Re: 1688: Map Age Guide

Anyone planning to make a wiki-based interactive version (or something like that) that includes any of the assorted suggestions? I have in mind something, especially as I am working with map data on another project, but not in Wiki form (the way I envisage it, that wouldn't be useful) and to be hon...
by Pfhorrest
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1688: Map Age Guide
Replies: 70
Views: 10682

Re: 1688: Map Age Guide

:( Does not have option for Byzantium at the start. Yeah, I initially assumed that the "Neither" option must be for Byzantium and was then surprised when it lead to relatively modern dates. What else, besides Byzantium, Constantinople, and Istanbul, has there been there? I also would have...

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