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by Mutex
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204122

Re: Trump presidency

No, I'm at work and didn't want to spend more than possible on that sort of content, I'll read it at home if it's explained.
by Mutex
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204122

Re: Trump presidency

Is the style of art or imagery used a reference to something? Like the women's rights movement or something? It has the look of that era, and white supremacists / the far right in general tend not to have many artistic sorts among them, so presumably the image was plagiarised from somewhere.
by Mutex
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1548
Views: 212200

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Doesn't anti-matter have negative mass? You take 2kg of matter, add 1kg of anti-matter, you end up with 1kg of matter. Scattered over a very wide area, of course.
by Mutex
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

Although what happens if May ends up with an even tinier majority? Very unlikely, but it would put her in a weird position of still being in charge while not really being able to boast about her mandate.
by Mutex
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

Yeah, I didn't expect many people to vote against it. That would be sending out a signal that you don't expect to win.

EDIT: In other news, ITV will host an election debate despite May saying she won't do any. Wonder what that's going to be like.
by Mutex
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

Nice :) He probably was, it's a pretty niche show even in the UK.
by Mutex
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

... he has declared that he wants to lead a successful party of protest. Oxymoron, no? :wink: If you actually managed to change the government's course occasionally I guess you could call yourself a successful "party of protest", assuming that means "opposition". Which would act...
by Mutex
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39631792

Conservatives are ahead of Labour in the polls by 17%. Support for the SNP is as high as ever, so no real opportunity for Labour there.
by Mutex
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

Because 60% of Labour party members voted for him. He's popular among a very active minority of the country, and the rest of the country is too apathetic to join the party and vote against him.
by Mutex
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

Either way this is win-win for May. Either she gets a mandate and vote of confidence from the British people for her and her government's handling of Brexit, or she doesn't have to be in power while the whole mess is sorted out.
by Mutex
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

Realistically, how could the Tories not win again? The only opportunity on offer here is for Labour to finally get rid of Corbyn.
by Mutex
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204122

Re: Trump presidency

Zyklon B was a pesticide and was sold up until at least 2000. It may be still for sale under some name or another. Anything can be weaponized. Are knives not weapons because we can cook with them? Baseball bats? Flare guns? If you don't have anything to say other than "here are some facts comp...
by Mutex
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13947
Views: 1882263

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

Or the owners of the devices, since it was their equipment that was compromised.
by Mutex
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 7886

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

I'm simultaneously stuck in 2005 and 2015.
by Mutex
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204122

Re: Trump presidency

I see what you're saying, but if your press secretary is so tone deaf that they say something like that -- without even stopping to think about things like Zyklon-B -- it's time to get a new press secretary. Press secretaries are supposed to be *good* at this sort of thing. Yeah, It's definitely to...
by Mutex
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204122

Re: Trump presidency

I can't believe I'm saying this but... to be fair to Spicer, it was pretty obvious he was talking about on the battle field, not the gas they used in concentration camps. Which to me would be kinda stretching the definition of "weapon", I mean, would you call an electric chair or a guillot...
by Mutex
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204122

Re: Trump presidency

Obviously that is the case now that we've seen his response, but I personally expected more of a "Syrians are dying? Why should I care?" attitude. That's what he and his supporters showed in the campaign. If anything, the response he did choose should give you hope! He has a conscience! Y...
by Mutex
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 3698

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

Flumble wrote:
Whizbang wrote:Eventually you're just going to need one of these:
Spoiler:
ZRyjsr80Za9k4.gif

How is a strapless bra going to help with disposing of trash bins?

The thing I love about this site is that someone will come up with a way.
by Mutex
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 3698

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

HES wrote:I've totally disposed of a bin by putting it in a bigger bin before.

Problem is that each new bin has to be bigger than the previous bin, until you can't get in your house any more because the bin's so massive.
by Mutex
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9319
Views: 1146915

Re: Minecraft

Yeah, if I were to join a server it'd be a closed server with decent people like the xkcd server surely is :) I'd have liked to have joined it while it was at its peak, now I'd kinda feel like I was committing graffiti on an ancient relic rather than contributing to a community.
by Mutex
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9319
Views: 1146915

Re: Minecraft

This is why I play single player. Other people are shit.
by Mutex
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

orthogon wrote:I remember the old passports as more black than blue: they must have been a very very dark blue.

Never get a passport from a normal shop, they'll shaft you every time.
by Mutex
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204122

Re: Trump presidency

Russia's response seems to basically be condemning it without doing much too. It's like they realised it was just a token reaction to the chemical weapons attack.
by Mutex
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

(Aimed at kingofdreams)

Being more concerned about their own economy than that of a tax haven feels kinda reasonable to me. Then again it seems "reasonable" has been redefined to "give the UK absolutely everything it wants".

(Ninja'd by Sardia.)
by Mutex
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

There was a referendum in Gibaltar on whether to stay part of the UK or be dual-owned by the UK and Spain, the result was 99% in favour of just being part of the UK. That was before the EU referendum to be fair, where Gibraltar heavily voted in favour of staying in the EU, but I've not seen any evid...
by Mutex
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355418

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Explosions on the St Petersburg metro, 10 dead http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39481770 At least 10 people have been killed in explosions at underground stations in St Petersburg. News agencies reported the blasts hit the Sennaya Ploschad and nearby Tekhnologichesky Institut stations in the c...
by Mutex
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 106502

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

CorruptUser wrote:
Mutex wrote:Aren't porn DVDs actually pretty expensive?


Paying for porn is still a thing?


Amongst about 1% of people who watch porn, which is probably why they're so expensive.
by Mutex
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355418

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Liri wrote:
The Great Hippo wrote:if you own a smart-phone, you basically have the computer from Star Trek in your pocket.

yeah but can I tell it to self-destruct

You can if it's a Note 7.
by Mutex
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon
Replies: 57
Views: 7763

Re: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon

Poe's law is that it is be impossible to tell a sufficiently accurate parody of an idiot from an actual idiot. Who is the person pretending to be an idiot here?
by Mutex
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3364
Views: 204122

Re: Sonic drive-ins expanding to all 50 States

What were the actual orders he's signed? I can't find a story mentioning that...
by Mutex
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10521

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/01/british-couple-hospital-bill-baby-born-new-york A British couple say they could be in for a $200,000 (£130,000) hospital bill, after traveling to New York City for a five-day vacation, only for their baby boy to be born 11 weeks premature. Any updates...
by Mutex
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10521

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

I had to go through a similar exercise when my child was born since my wife was not entitled to free NHS care and we had no insurance, so we had to pay completely out of pocket. It was an epidural followed by a cesarian birth with about 8 staff present followed by days in hospital. It cost about £3...
by Mutex
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 15062

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

Zinho wrote:
chrisjwmartin wrote:The best one was when I learned that the American tribe is not pronounced "Syowks".
Um, what? I can't decode that into a tribe name I'm familiar with.

Sioux? Apparently pronounced "soo" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux
by Mutex
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 15062

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

The one that bothers me most from other English-speaking people is they way they say karaoke . I'll grit my teeth at the usual manglings of Tokyo and Nissan , but hell, half of the K word is English and they still get it wrong. Little known fact: Karaoke was invented by Steve Aoki's sister, Carrie.
by Mutex
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 15062

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

So, does anyone else have any words that they (mentally) pronounced incorrectly because they read them long before they heard them spoken? Chimera. I've always pronounced it "SHIM-eh-rah", and wrote a play which used the word. The actor reading it was an architectural designer, ( it's use...
by Mutex
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 15062

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

So, does anyone else have any words that they (mentally) pronounced incorrectly because they read them long before they heard them spoken? Chimera. I've always pronounced it "SHIM-eh-rah", and wrote a play which used the word. The actor reading it was an architectural designer, ( it's use...

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