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by Isaac Hill
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2188: "E Scooters"
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: 2188: "E Scooters"

Ken_g6 wrote:Now you can get a "hoverboard" for a little over $100. (But I won't because they're on fire! :P)
Don't doubt the power of the revolutionary external combustion engine.
by Isaac Hill
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2185: "Disappearing Sunday Update"
Replies: 24
Views: 1687

Re: 2185: "Disappearing Sunday Update"

So how many people have already right-clicked to 'view image' and then right-clicked again to 'save image as...' in order to put it on their hard drive? And how many of those people have ad blockers installed? Making your ad ephemeral so people exert effort to retain (and possibly propogate) it ins...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 149
Views: 17532

Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

The article is confusing. It says the law is for the primary, which selects delegates to the Republican National Convention, not the general election, meaning Trump will still be on the ballot come November 2020. But, there's a line about Trump not winning California's 55 Electors, which has nothing...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Lego creations!
Replies: 10
Views: 23594

Re: Lego creations!

Last year, LEGO put out a Lion Voltron set. I made a Vehicle Voltron the same size. I'll go back to it and add detail as I get more tiny pieces, especially to the shoulder vehicle, which should have more than just blue. The shoulder and elbow joints are stong enough to support the weight of the arms...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: stop walking on the escalators
Replies: 109
Views: 48426

Re: stop walking on the escalators

MYTH – If an escalator is standing still, it is just a set of stairs. TRUTH – Escalator steps are not the correct height for normal walking and should not be used in that manner. The risk of falling or tripping is increased when they are used this way. MYTH - "correct height for normal walking...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360577

Re: Hifaleetin' thoughts

For one, the alternate "Coca-Cola" version is super lame: Dr. Pepper and Big Red sound like old west people who actually would get in a shootout and Coca-Cola doesn't. I find it crazy bizarre that that other, objectively worse version is so widespread that I couldn't find a reference to t...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360577

Re: Hifaleetin' thoughts

Once, I was sitting on the beach, idly picking up pebbles from the ground and tossing them. A nearby seagull would inspect every pebble to see if I'd just thrown him some food. Every pebble. Even though he could see me pick up the pebbles and could tell they weren't food. Another time, I was walking...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576677

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Sungura wrote:I cant hear as well anymore, and phones are impossible. Cant understand a lick on them.
My dad has trouble hearing on the phone, and got a phone that does text transcriptions of the person you're talking to. I think it's this one: https://www.captel.com/. Maybe it'd work for you, too.
by Isaac Hill
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"
Replies: 27
Views: 3891

Re: 2157: "Diploma Legal Notes"

I bet they can just summon their best knight to fight for them? 'Let's hear it for Knight Rider!' Aren't British Knights now just elderly entertainers, like Sir Elton John and Sir Ian McCellan? Most of them should be pretty easy. And I don't see how you'd have to off them in order of succession. As...
by Isaac Hill
Sun May 12, 2019 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why is the cosecant "co"?
Replies: 17
Views: 6238

Re: Why is the cosecant "co"?

I'm kind of out of my league on the math board, I know, but my understanding of this was aided by what my trig book labels as the cofunction identities. In degrees, because division bars don't look good in type : sin 90 - x = cos x cos 90 - x = sin x sec 90 - x = csc x csc 90 - x = sec x tan 90 - x...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2137: "Text Entry"
Replies: 34
Views: 6595

Re: 2137: "Text Entry"

My cable box has the text entry field set up like: ABCDEF GHIJKL MNOPQR STUVWX YZ1234 567890 space It's used to search for show titles. Only valid letters are highlighted/used. Say there are no titles beginning with "Ag", but there are titles starting with "Am". Entering "A&...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576677

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Thanks for the tips, Sableagle. I'm sure I could wire something simple together that would meet my needs. But then, if when something goes wrong, I have to debug a circuit. If I use an off-the-shelf thermostat, I just have to got to Home depot and buy a new one. If they'd had a compatible wireless t...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576677

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

mashnut - That would save the wiring, but after the past couple days, I'm done with wireless. If anything, I wish I could rid of electronics entirely. The batteries died in my just-replaced thermostat while I was away for two weeks for the holidays. There's supposed to be a battery low indicator, bu...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576677

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

somitomi - I don't know if my furnace has a water temp setting. The water heater is a separate unit. It's a forced air system, and the closet where the furnace is gets a lot warmer than the rest of the house when the unit's on. It's moot now, since after 2 technicians, 90 minutes, and $300, I have h...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576677

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Thanks addams. I just called the Newport branch of my regular HVAC company. I got their answering service. I explained that I wanted to leave a message, and the answering service lady put me on hold. What good is an aswering service if they can't even take a message? I tried the Porthsmouth branch, ...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576677

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I'm cold. Last night, my wireless thermostat started flashing a "No Signal" error, indicating that it could no longer communicate with my furnace. The display also kept turning on and off, like the batteries were loose. I changed the batteries and went to bed. When I woke up, still no sign...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 226
Views: 67680

Re: Steven Universe

I fully expect to hear nothing from this show for 5 months, then get a Stevenbomb of episodes... I got the time about right, but not the content. "Legs From Here to Homeworld" debuted on TV tonight; it'd previously been avialble only on demand or online. The teaser at the end said the nex...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 64
Views: 21715

Re: The Good Plaice

Chapter 36: Janet(s) No one getting into the Good Place in over 500 years raises (at least) a few questions. Mindy St. Clair is in a Medium Place since she was on the exact point threshold due to starting a charity after a lifetime of hedonism. No one getting into the Good Place implies no o...
by Isaac Hill
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Better Call Saul
Replies: 14
Views: 9236

Re: Better Call Saul

The season 4 finale aired 8 Oct. I'm still liking the Jimmy and Kim stuff. The Mike stuff is less interesting, and I don't care at all about Nacho. The only Nacho related thing I liked this season was almost self-parody. The fucking bell has a gritty backstory? Of course it does! You saw the bell in...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 64
Views: 21715

Re: The Good Plaice

Chapter 35: Don't Let The Good Life Pass You By I was surprised no one questioned Doug's interpretation of what tasks were worth good points. Sure, making bike kid happy might seem like it should be worth some good points. But, indulging his cruel tendencies will make him a worse person, and con...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928261

Re: Trump presidency

In actuality, the President's hair is a Great Old One, as evinced by its non-euclidean form. It is his brain's proximity to this abomination's Eldritch influence that has destroyed his mind and decency, leaving him to babble semi-coherently while mocking the disabled, disparaging injured veterans an...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928261

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:Sessions resigned. Hell's chains are getting pretty weak.
That's too bad. Sessions' Lawful Evil will no longer be able to check Trump's Chaotic Evil.
by Isaac Hill
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 64
Views: 21715

Re: The Good Plaice

Chapter 31: Jeremy Bearimy Michael and Janet documented everything in hopes of influencing the judging process. Learning the points exist means you can't earn any more. The humans hope to help other humans improve their afterlife totals. It looks like they're setting up a twist where the cha...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2055: "Bluetooth"
Replies: 33
Views: 11892

Re: 2055: "Bluetooth"

One of my baby teeth didn't fall out. The adult tooth grew in, pushing the baby tooth to the side. The baby tooth then turned blue, I assume due to lack of blood flow/oxygen. It was also loose, since it wasn't connected to the gumline very much, so I tended to chew on the other side of my mouth so a...
by Isaac Hill
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 64
Views: 21715

Re: The Good Plaice

Chapter 27 & Chapter 28 - This premiere was less exciting that the Good Place usually is. I understand why it had to be this way, but I doubt I'll rewatch this hour. Season 2 started with 800+ reboots in, I think, 22 minutes. They established the premise, got some great jokes out of it, and move...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2051: "Bad Opinions"
Replies: 46
Views: 10247

Re: 2051: "Bad Opinions"

Weeks wrote:
orthogon wrote:
qvxb wrote:Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
I hadn't heard of her before, but that name ... It just sounds like the technical term for a part of the brain that isn't used very often.
what?
Ocasio-Cortez sounds like occasional cortex.
by Isaac Hill
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576677

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Yeah the Guy Fawkes mask with the US flag printed on it is the weirdest thing about that to me. The U.S. got independence by fighting the British government. Guy Fawkes fought the British government. V fought the British government. So, the theme of the shirt appears to be, "Fuck the British g...
by Isaac Hill
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15197
Views: 2707370

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

I suspect lottery boards have considered this to some degree, and the existing range takes into account various forms of thrill, publicity, etc. Certainly, megamillions ticket sales spike when the jackpot is high, so to some degree, people seem to value the jackpot more even when comparing between ...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2033: "Repair or Replace"
Replies: 36
Views: 8101

Re: 2033: "Repair or Replace"

I'm currently facing (and postponing) this decision with my washing machine. Turn the control knob to select the wash cycle, then pull it out to start. The pull portion of the knob has become disconnected from the cycle select portion. I can turn the cycle select ring by itself, but it's tricky, the...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 226
Views: 67680

Re: Steven Universe

Legs... did anyone else think home world had been destroyed when we see it first? It looks broken in two. Looks like White is going to be the mother. I'm worried she's going to bubble Steven which might not end well for him, but I think that would be a bit dark for this show. Agreed White...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928261

Re: Trump presidency

This is an insanely monstrous argument that we're having now. I don't understand how anybody can argue in favor of these things andv think they maintain a shred of decency, humanity, or legitimacy. This is, without a doubt, the most disgusting mainstream political position I have encountered in my ...
by Isaac Hill
Fri May 11, 2018 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 226
Views: 67680

Re: Steven Universe

The official start of summer and when CN decide to air the episodes isn't definitely related. I know, but in the spirit of SU, I'm being optimistic. At least it's still on TV, unlike Legend of Korra's last season and a half. CU doesn't seem too commited to regular schedules in general. The new &quo...
by Isaac Hill
Wed May 09, 2018 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 226
Views: 67680

Re: Steven Universe

Spoilers through "Can't Go Back"/"A Single Pale Rose" Eyeball was right all along... ...that wasn't a real Rose Quartz reddish pink. I remember the "Rose Quartz is Pink Diamond" theory being discussed early in the show's run, until the show said Rose shattered P...
by Isaac Hill
Sat May 05, 2018 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1989: "IMHO"
Replies: 111
Views: 25223

Re: 1989: "IMHO"

I learned of the existence of SQL in conversation, pronounced "sequel", without knowing how it was spelled. I assumed it was spelled C-quel and was an offshoot of C, like C++ or C-sharp. Did anyone ever ask the Jif peanut butter people how they felt about some guy using their intellectual ...
by Isaac Hill
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 928261

Re: Trump presidency

We will put tariffs on Harley-Davidson, on bourbon and on blue jeans - Levis. link Harley Davidson is based in Wisconsin, home of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Burboun maker Jim Beam is based in Kentucky, home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Levi's is based in San Francisco, home of Ho...
by Isaac Hill
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360577

Re: Thoughts for ships

pseudoidiot wrote:How about a dragon that vapes?
Hipster dragon's been trying to quit breathing fire ever since he accidentally melted all his vinyl. He's been doing pretty well, though some still comes out his nostrils when he snorts condescendingly.
by Isaac Hill
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 64
Views: 21715

Re: The Good Plaice

Season 2 finale I get why Michael was technically cheating according to the original rules him and Gen set up for this new test, but much like everything else in the afterlife rules - it's unfair. We haven't seen anyone else's new earthly lives, but for Eleanor, to expect to suddenly bec...
by Isaac Hill
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 143470

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I was listening to the Ramones this afternoon, and they've got a few covers I like better than the originals, like Do You Wanna Dance , I Don't Want to Grow Up , and Spiderman . The best example I can think of is from around 10 years ago. Oasis was promoting their new album by having buskers cover t...
by Isaac Hill
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831530

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I've watched Attack on Titan through episode 37. Is there a volume of the Manga that starts where that episode left off? Or do the plots and/or chonologies differ too much for that?
by Isaac Hill
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable
Replies: 8
Views: 8052

Re: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable

Thanks for the help, everyone. I'd seen one of those enclosures for IDE, and was looking for the SATA equivalent when I found the cable. I wanted to read the old drive to get my mom's photos off of it to fill the digital picture frame I got her for Christmas. We found a way to have Facebook send her...

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