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by Clix
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 567433

Re: Doctor Whom

I'm going to spoiler this, while I don't think I'm giving anything away for those who haven't seen it yet, better to be safe. I liked Bill, a throw back companion that hopefully doesn't become an enigma story arc. I've already seen fan theories thrown about that she is either the granddaught...
by Clix
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 161
Views: 22879

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

There are people you never knew existed until you read their obituary, then you wish you knew them all your life. A man who ultimately chose his own way. Crackpot or prophet, who knows, who the fuck knows. Berkeley’s famed ‘Hate Man’ Mark Hawthorne dies East Bay Times w/Photo Essay Mark Hawthorne, a...
by Clix
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 161
Views: 22879

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Chuck Berry is gone.

From the NYT

While Elvis Presley was rock’s first pop star and teenage heartthrob, Mr. Berry was its master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they did themselves.
by Clix
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546406

Re: Random natterings

Sableagle wrote:Commie, maybe, but nanometers have done nothing to deserve being called socialists.

...<Snip>...


Nanometers? Since we were talking 'Murricans' I thought nm=Nautical Miles... :oops:
by Clix
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 161
Views: 22879

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Not known to most of you I'm sure, but one of my early influences. Professor Irwin Corey No question was too simple that Mr. Corey couldn’t complicate it. His response to “Why do you wear tennis shoes?” was a classic example: “Actually, that is two questions. The first is ‘Why?’ This is a question t...
by Clix
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 161
Views: 22879

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

As the Doctor said, "I've never met anyone who wasn't important", but sometimes I find more significance in the unknowns who had a wide impact. Robert L. Hulseman, Inventor of the Solo Cup, Dies at 84 He was also the co-inventor of the Traveler coffee cup lid, which has replaced the Solo c...
by Clix
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: ArcMap, Field Calculator, & VB
Replies: 2
Views: 2200

Re: ArcMap, Field Calculator, & VB

Thanks for the reply! Right now my ArcMap is tied up processing a new street layer, but when I get a chance I'll try your suggestions and report back.
by Clix
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: ArcMap, Field Calculator, & VB
Replies: 2
Views: 2200

ArcMap, Field Calculator, & VB

Hello I was trying to move data from one field to another in an ArcMap 10 layer using Field Calculator and ran into problems. I'm sure it is a syntax thing as I am not that well versed in VB, but Google failed me so I turn to you. Data in field I'll be moving is formated as: 9500 Lowland Woods Blvd,...
by Clix
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Banned from Stack Exchange
Replies: 35
Views: 9172

Re: Banned from Stack Exchange

sardia wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:The simplified banning story.

"Someone was an asshole and I got banned"

Would you prefer the story "Someone was not an asshole and I got banned"?


How about "I was a self-righteous asshole and I got banned?" (an autobiography)
by Clix
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546406

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: 4894
Views: 567433

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: 23039

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: 9998

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: 9573

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: 14642

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: 35066
Views: 1522785

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: 1908

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: 3390
Views: 469045

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: 2169
Views: 357510

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: 92
Views: 17548

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: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1247318

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: 12853

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: 12853

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: 53371

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: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546406

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: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546406

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: 16147

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: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546406

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: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546406

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: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546406

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: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546406

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: 14039
Views: 1923606

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: 40441

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: 5191

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: 22470

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: 104784

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: 17867

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: 26590

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: 11865

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: 14039
Views: 1923606

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...

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