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by Clix
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89259
Views: 4603714

Re: Passing ponderments

Not wanting to put this in the original thread, as they're not as serious as the very serious group, but they are somewhat, I'll put it here. Bundyite militia seizes federal building A due to the fact they self-describe themselves as a 'militia'. If that's not a threat then don't know what is. If th...
by Clix
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4802
Views: 455630

Re: Doctor Whom

I took the flying off in the dinner/Tardis ending as a Moffit dig at all the criticism about Clara trying to be the Doctor from some of the fan base. After all she could have just walked out the door and out of the Dr's life. Overall I liked the basic idea that Clara survived, abet still having...
by Clix
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Crazy Conversations with Cleverbot- the AI
Replies: 17
Views: 20055

Re: Crazy Conversations with Cleverbot- the AI

Harry Potter and the Three Laws of Robotics. It got a little circular, like conversations I've had with some of my stoned friends back in the day. User: SO what about the rising price of pork? Cleverbot: What movie? User: Not a moving, inflation. Cleverbot: You're making me crazy. User: Now you&...
by Clix
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1469: "UV"
Replies: 60
Views: 8222

Re: 1469: "UV"

This is basically the first step in discovering that human bodies (and everything they produce) are filthy. And the Earth? Basically made of covered in dirt and bacteria. Cleanliness is an illusion. Or a delusion. Possibly both. if cleanliness is an illusion (or a delusion) And cleanliness is next ...
by Clix
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sydney Siege
Replies: 56
Views: 7656

Re: Sydney Siege

My question is that if the news crew could get a picture of the hostage taker, why a sniper didn't get a clear shot. My guess would be unable to account for the deflection of the bullet when it hits the glass. I did a quick skim of this Behavior of Bullets Fired Through Glass and it seems the long ...
by Clix
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0121: "Frozen Rivers"
Replies: 45
Views: 12140

Re: 121: "Frozen Rivers"

I have to turn in *my* nerd card because I didn't stop to think maybe Randall should have been talking about a fictional impossible form of "ice" from a Vonnegut book? No, no, no.... Only surrender your right to make obscure references then make snide comments when someone questions it. I...
by Clix
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 32058
Views: 807665

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

I came, I viewed, I posted.....
by Clix
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [xkcd shop] Signed prints: alt text?
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

Re: [xkcd shop] Signed prints: alt text?

On the ones I've ordered no alt text. I'm not detailed enough to tell if it's an individual signature or not. Try emailing the store and asking.

Signature detail from print bought from the XKCD store
Spoiler:
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detail from print bought from the XKCD store
by Clix
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 2812
Views: 386620

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

Signed Prints × 1#627 Tech Support Cheat Sheet (8.375"x.875")

Little Christmas shopping (not planned, just the order in which I hit the sites...)
by Clix
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2145
Views: 302257

Re: Questions For The World

I have a question regarding public sector employment. How are public servants hired in your country? Do they go through the standard private-sector style resumé submission followed by interviews? ...<snip>. In the U.S. it all depends on which governmental agency and / or location and /or job you're...
by Clix
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"
Replies: 85
Views: 11251

Re: 1407: "Worst Hurricane"

For me it was definitely Charley. Damn thing decided to pivot shoreward (aka "The Wobble") on the barrier islands just west of where I live. http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/wtxl.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/2f/e2f40194-0ff6-515a-8e0f-9e4a2ec1d03e/53e97f8f9a0da.image....
by Clix
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13054
Views: 964715

Re: Today I Learned

TIL How to make ArcMap count points inside of polygons. A small victory granted, but it made the work day worth while.
by Clix
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground near Italy
Replies: 46
Views: 11211

Re: Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground near Italy

[Doubleposting to avoid necroedit. What is the correct etiquette?] Refloating to begin . In another strange development, they're "pumping air into the [sponsons]" rather than pumping water out. Any ideas? Assuming some or all of the sponsons are under water pumping water out will just be ...
by Clix
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground near Italy
Replies: 46
Views: 11211

Re: Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground near Italy

[Doubleposting to avoid necroedit. What is the correct etiquette?] Refloating to begin . In another strange development, they're "pumping air into the [sponsons]" rather than pumping water out. Any ideas? Assuming some or all of the sponsons are under water pumping water out will just be ...
by Clix
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to know you're truly old.
Replies: 156
Views: 48917

Re: How to know you're truly old.

You put on Songza for some background music, not only do you not recognize any of the artists, you don't even know any of the genres!
by Clix
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89259
Views: 4603714

Re: Fluff

my theory - Driving down I-75 and around Okeechobee, then around Ft Lauderdale, and finally back up I-4 Was in Okeechobee this weekend for my granddaughter's softball tournament. About a two hour drive on county and state roads. They have reasonable speed limits (55/60 mph) so all in all a nice dri...
by Clix
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89259
Views: 4603714

Re: Fluff

At any rate, having driven down Florida's interstate..... I will never mock Indiana drivers again. Indiana drivers are perfect compared to these lunatics. You have to remember depending which interstate you were on most of those drivers learned to drive in the Mid-West (I-75) or the Northeast (I-95...
by Clix
Fri May 30, 2014 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"
Replies: 76
Views: 14219

Re: 1375: "Astronaut Vandalism"

Don't assume that the distance is to the city boundary or center. Good Question: Where do mileage signs lead? "I think we all have a destination don't we?" said Florida Department of Transportation spokesperson Debbie Tower. "Florida Department of Transportation actually designates a ...
by Clix
Fri May 30, 2014 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89259
Views: 4603714

Re: Fluff

SecondTalon wrote:..yes..


OK, wasn't aware of that... :oops: Found it in another site... Thanks for the link.
by Clix
Thu May 29, 2014 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89259
Views: 4603714

Re: Fluff

I don't go looking for this stuff, it just seems to find me....
by Clix
Thu May 15, 2014 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89259
Views: 4603714

Re: Fluff



Congrats on the series, see you in the next round. NYR in, what else, 7!


Edit: My god I killed the Fluff thread.... sorry
by Clix
Fri May 09, 2014 2:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89259
Views: 4603714

Re: Fluff

If this has been posted somewhere blame my search skills (or lack thereforof) This Ted Talk just came across my feed: Randall Munroe: Comics that ask "what if?" From the webpage Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions ("what if you hit a baseball moving at the s...
by Clix
Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13416
Views: 1515790

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

How many times do we have to tell you, Florida is not a petting zoo!

Man observing alligator in Fla. bitten by snake
by Clix
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flight from Malaysia disappeared
Replies: 181
Views: 35307

Re: Flight from Malaysia disappeared

<snip> Why don't all flights send out a 'Ping' every few seconds? Is it because the Air would get full? <snip> Unfortunately It's because someone's pockets would be emptier Inmarsat said for a relatively low cost, its satellites could keep tabs on flights and provide the data exchanged between the ...
by Clix
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: West Virginia Water Contamination
Replies: 27
Views: 4646

Re: West Virginia Water Contamination

One of the things that seems to be underplayed here is that a large amount of a chemical can be stored and used without anyone knowing much about it's effects on the environment or people. Lunder also reviewed the scientific literature, and she said that there doesn't seem to be any publicly availab...
by Clix
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?
Replies: 44
Views: 18048

Re: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?

Have to throw my 2 cents in. To me a beautiful female voice is one that gives me chills and how I hope the angels sing. I find it hard to believe that no one has brought up Emmylou Harris, which shows how personal a choice this is. To me there isn't a more beautiful female singer. Till I Gain Contro...
by Clix
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 285
Views: 92173

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

Tom Jones / Art Of Noise - Kiss It's not that I find it 'better', but it stands on its own and given the choice I tend to listen to Art Of Noise rather then Prince's version. Bonnie Raitt; Runaway . One of my favorite artists and favorite songs, how can it not be better then the original? I think t...
by Clix
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 14930

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

Well if I'm talking to God the first question is answered, the second is Watchmaker or Busy Body?
by Clix
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: USB stick keeps "losing" files - what's going on ??
Replies: 21
Views: 14057

Re: USB stick keeps "losing" files - what's going on ??

Just a silly thought, (I'm a check the on/off switch first kinda guy) but they're not system files that Windows likes to hide from us poor ignorant users are they?
by Clix
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British gov. wants all sex websites blocked by default
Replies: 54
Views: 10715

Re: British gov. wants all sex websites blocked by default

Best. Job. Ever. No wait...pretty sure I meant worst. I think your second thought is correct. According to this NPR story "Content Moderators" may have a price to pay down the road. It's exacting a toll on these workers, and because this industry is so new and the need for this work is so...
by Clix
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13416
Views: 1515790

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

Ah Florida, you never let me down... 'Breaking Bad' fan arrested in million dollar drug bust "Carroll, who is being seen as the ring leader of the operation, was interviewed in September after he won a nationwide contest to meet the cast of the hit television show ‘Breaking Bad.'" Life imi...
by Clix
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Leaving computer on 24/7: bad or doesn't matter?
Replies: 16
Views: 5200

Re: Leaving computer on 24/7: bad or doesn't matter?

...snip... In fact, it's possible that you can experience more wear and tear by shutting down and starting up again. When you start a computer, especially cold, there is a pretty significant temperature change in a short period of time. Temperature changes are more harmful to electronics than const...
by Clix
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 12754

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

inquestos wrote:Replace TV, with facebook/Smartphone, 1950 with 2005, 2000 with 2010, and you get the same result.

Needless to say I don't have TV/smartphone/facebook. I even registered here to say this. Who beats my smugness?


I have all of the above, but I only watch/use them in a highly ironic fashion....
by Clix
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Easy Posting In Zero Count Forums
Replies: 613
Views: 187104

Re: Easy Posting In Zero Count Forums

showing a new member this thread
by Clix
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1298: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"
Replies: 71
Views: 12221

Re: 1298: "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!"

My first thought on seeing this:

"Was it something we said?"
by Clix
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 951
Views: 150333

Re: Age

I was quite surprised to see the readership broken down by age. I also was surprised that 41+ only had 2 percent. I am 65 and suspect that I might be the only poster with 100+ posts and also in their sixties. I wonder if an older person has ever posted to xkcd if even just a total of 2 or more post...
by Clix
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Superuser: "What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?"
Replies: 38
Views: 9862

Re: Superuser: "What are the Windows A: and B: drives used f

Ah floppies. Never used 8", but did use the 5.25" on the Trash 80 lugable and cassettes on the Vic 20 (couldn't afford the other 44 pieces) Heck I can't even remember the last time I burned a CD or DVD. I took my first computer classes in the early 80s (oops, guess I need to specify 1980s)...
by Clix
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"
Replies: 144
Views: 29629

Re: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"

I just assumed everyone over fifty is on AOL. Hey hey hey.... I just cancelled my AOL so there, your assumption is a fallacy! Ummm-- that wasn't me -- either you quoted a piece of something I quoted, or there's already another cellocgw on this forum. Or maybe you just forged the "quote" a...
by Clix
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"
Replies: 144
Views: 29629

Re: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"

I just assumed everyone over fifty is on AOL. Hey hey hey.... I just cancelled my AOL so there, your assumption is a fallacy! OK, on the "srsly" side of things: spend the lousy $20/year or so to get your own hosted domain name. Granted, johnsmith.com is probably taken, but johnandhelensmi...
by Clix
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 97495

Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Not sure if this counts as a sighting as I caused it, but I gave My Code's Compiling to one of the tech/devs in my section for Christmas one year because of all the tangents we've been on. He hung it on his office wall getting lots of puzzled looks from the non-tech managerial personages. http://img...

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