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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:37 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Nope.

A word processor (physical machine, not a computer program)?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:16 pm UTC
by faubi
Nope.

Grapes?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
by Marki
Yes. There are grapes right next to me.

A picture that you drew on?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:09 am UTC
by zighier
I managed to grab a newspaper comic and scribble on it, but I'm not quite sure if I did so within 15 seconds.

A (paper) crossword?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:43 am UTC
by ucim
Yep. Just finished one. There's another lying on the table.

A crosswalk?

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:42 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
I might be able to get to one in time by climbing out the window. I'm not going to try.

A fidget spinner?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:04 pm UTC
by SirGabriel
Sorry, I'm still at home. If I were reading this at work, I could almost certainly get at least one in time.

A wheelchair?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:18 am UTC
by NathanBros
Nope.

A calculator? Not software.

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
by ucim
I thought so, but it was buried under too much paper for me to actually find in fifteen seconds. There's the calculator app in my palm pilot, but that's software. A different fifteen seconds brought me to the one in my drawer, but its battery was dead, and though it's also solar, I couldn't get it into the sun fast enough.

So, no.

A notepad? (real paper, bound or wired together)

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Yes.

A computer that's over 20 years old?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
by ucim
Yes. Several. Still in use.

A yoyo?

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Nope.

A sundial?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
by faubi
No.

A bat?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:46 am UTC
by SirGabriel
Not sure whether you're referring to a mammal or a piece of sports equipment; either way, no.

A mammal holding or wearing a piece of sports equipment?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:28 am UTC
by flicky1991
Nope.

A horse?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
Not today.

A police car?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:34 am UTC
by flicky1991
Nope.

Rice?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:37 am UTC
by Freddino18
I am blessed to live with a Latino woman, who happens to be my mother. Also, I am right next to the fridge.

A mousetrap?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:45 pm UTC
by ucim
Yes, if you count a custom-made one that doesn't seem to attract any.

A tree?

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:56 pm UTC
by flicky1991
I don't think I can get outside in 15 seconds.

Something more than 50 years old?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
by Freddino18
My dad.

Something between three and nine inches long?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
by flicky1991
My dad's glasses case looks about that.

A glasses case?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
by Freddino18
One of those weird fabric ones.

Something that is longer than nine inches but is less than three inches in with?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
by ucim
There are several yardsticks downstairs, and lots of wires right behind me.

A vacuum tube anything (except lightbulb)?

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
by somitomi
Does a magnetron qualify as a vacuum tube?

Spoiler:
Light bulbs aren't vacuum tubes by the way, they're filled with inert gas (usually argon or nitrogen).


A germanium diode or transistor?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:02 am UTC
by Freddino18
Do you expect me to break the thing that contains it, or can I prove that I have it just by posting this?

Italian dressing?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:17 am UTC
by ucim
Probably not. There are various vinagrette dressing in the fridge, but I don't know which (if any) are "officially" Italian dressing.

A magnetron definitely counts as a vacuum tube. And yeah, about the lightbulb, right, it's not really a vacuum tube (nor does it use the properties of a vacuum like, for example, a triode or CRT). I just wanted to forestall claims of a "sixty watt bulb in the lamp next to me".

As to the germanium; I interpreted it as a germanium (diode or transistor), not a (germaninum diode) or transistor. So if that's what the OP meant, you'd need to claim that there are germanium transistors (as opposed to other kinds) in the thing you are posting from.

A non-QWERTY alphanumeric keyboard? (If a software mod makes it so, you'd need to have it done, or do it in fifteen seconds)

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
by somitomi
Do variations of QWERTY like QWERTZ count as QWERTY? In that case no, otherwise yes.

Freddino18 wrote:Do you expect me to break the thing that contains it, or can I prove that I have it just by posting this?

ucim is right, I meant germanium diode or germanium transisor, but if you posted this from a computer with germanium transistors, that's something I'd like to know more about.

A vacuum fluorescent display?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:01 pm UTC
by Freddino18
sodomite wrote:
Freddino18 wrote:Do you expect me to break the thing that contains it, or can I prove that I have it just by posting this?
Gucci is right, I meant germanium diode or germanium transistor, but if you posted this from a computer with germanium transistors, that's something I'd like to know more about.
Did some research, I was wrong. :?

He, nope!

Note: This entire post (except for my name) was edited using the first spellcheck suggestion.

A mouse with more than seven distinct inputs (on/off counts as one, scroll forward/backward is two)?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:18 pm UTC
by threetwoone
Found a mouse but it only had 5.

A lollipop?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:48 am UTC
by ucim
Nope. But I do have a mouse with eight distinct buttons. Not very tasty to suck on though.

A list of things to do?

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:26 am UTC
by flicky1991
Yes! A list of things I need to do for my Discord bot.

Something half-eaten?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:14 am UTC
by ucim
Exactly half, no (except as wondered momentarily). Partially eaten, yes. But this raises the philosophical question as to whether, in the process of entirely eating something, there is always a point at which that something is exactly half eaten.

A radio that operates on a band other than commercial AM or FM broadcast, or the Sirius/XM band. (Things with ancillary RF devices such as cellphones or RFID devices don't count - the thing has to be intended to be used as a radio)

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 12:06 am UTC
by heuristically_alone
Doesnt appear like it.

A chewed piece of gum?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:15 am UTC
by threetwoone
Nope.

A water filter?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 5:47 am UTC
by flicky1991
No.

A cockroach?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 5:52 am UTC
by SirGabriel
I think I saw one yesterday, but I doubt I could find it within 15 seconds.

Someone who speaks French?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:55 am UTC
by flicky1991
How much French? I remember a little from school. :P

A self-portrait?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:03 pm UTC
by ucim
Only if it doesn't have to look like me.

An xkcd forum member who is not you?

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
by somitomi
Does it count if I sometimes talk to myself on the forum?

A hydra account?