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by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Though they only had LED bulbs (nothing else, and none of them dimmable, still on the shelving units that also had prices attached to them), my attempts to help Maplin out in their closing down sale (not sure if their online side will survive the process of going into Administration, but I'll miss t...
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Someone with just a small nob of butter might not beget enough of a family for it to get old.
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15026
Views: 2436562

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

That last one will definitely be left hanging.
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

And what's with the new dimmer switches? They don't have an actual "no current" position. What good is a switch that won't switch off? The (old) dimmer switch in this particular case is a rotary knob with a 'click'-bump from the fully off position into the rotation from lowest to full bri...
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15026
Views: 2436562

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

Now we just need all the cantons to pass by referenda the agreement to change Switzerland to eSwitzini, or similar.

(Also, something something something Austria and Australia something something something.)
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Curve Filling a Rectangle
Replies: 21
Views: 7442

Re: Curve Filling a Rectangle

Given the lines are either horizontal or vertical, and you steadily fill the gaps between horizontals by vertical fractures and the gaps between the verticals by horizontal fractures, I'd say that taking a non-unitXunit ratio box and progressively filling it with similarly ratioed higher-order curve...
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 17973

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

When I first read The Chronicles of Narnia, I had no idea what Turkish Delight was. My best guess that I used to picture the scene in my mind was slices of turkey covered in honey/ syrup. I have never actually had Turkish Delight. How does my version compare to realities? Depending on food combinat...
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

There is one thing separating us from the other primates, and I would like to maintain that. So, it's my fault that this one thing is not about the flinging of one's own poo, you say? I just hope you're quicker to duck next time we meet! Did you know that you can brush with two toothbrushes? It giv...
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0200: "Bill Nye"
Replies: 61
Views: 26703

Re: Bill Nye? Who?

Am I the only person never to have heard of Bill Nye? Sounds a little bit like Johnny Ball (who was truly excellent). :| That's weird. I thought everyone had heard of Bill Nye. Go look for his stuff. It's awesome. (As we're necroed, I am now authorised to reply…) Over this side of the pond, we didn...
by Soupspoon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1424
Views: 49795

Re: A Game of Commitment

I did, you know. I fell asleep. A couple of busy days.
by Soupspoon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1424
Views: 49795

Re: A Game of Commitment

I knew I'd (nearly) forgotten to do something today. I think I've got an hour to spare, but if I'm doing this then I'm doing this now. I may not be awake, shortly.
by Soupspoon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

All the conspiracy theorists are missing? Could there possibly be a perfectly innocent explanation for this?
by Soupspoon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

If you ever want to make a pound cake, guess how much of each ingredient you need? If you guessed 1lb, you're correct. Again, you can adjust the recipe to an approximate round number of grams, but you'll get a different size end product Has anyone baking a pound cake put huge significance on the re...
by Soupspoon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 31377

Re: Thomas Fire

I meant to check where the tumbleweed town was, with respect to the Pfhorrest Fire area. Probably nowhere near, but also might feature well in the fire/mud/whatever cyclic competition.
by Soupspoon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15026
Views: 2436562

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

Swaziland is now eSwatini . At least until the commercial deal with Apple comes along and renames it again to iSwatini, I suppose. Plus: " In this instance, if thermonuclear war was breaking out in much of the world and the BBC had reported on it, it is likely the news would be mentioned on th...
by Soupspoon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

I'm collecting names of people who would like to push to restore thorn, ash, wynn and yogh to the English alphabet. Is that to tout for votes/subscriptions, or to ensure they're the first ones up against the wall…? *whistles tunes from The Mikado* (ETA: a "cup" is not Imperial measure. Al...
by Soupspoon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

and only half want to reverse it post brexit ... wait, what? Only about a half of us (who voted, about a third of us who could vote and maybe around a quarter of everyone who would have to live with the result) voted for Brexit, so 'just' half of everyone these lot asked wanting to work with pounds...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4201
Views: 601864

Re: The Darker Side of the News

They have to, or everyone taking the ethanol-free stuff ends uo with one mother of a hangover the morning after.
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

My mom had me diagnosed with OCD because I cared about toilet paper orientation as a teenager and neither she nor dad understood why anyone would care about something like that, so finding out as an adult that other people care too (even if 40% of them are wrong) is a huge relief. I'm with you! Alt...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4201
Views: 601864

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The more you protect against it, the higher chance that a collector of homeoathic ingredients will get rabies! Especially if they aren't even collecting rabies!
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Obviously this needs some research, some very well funded research!
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 21185

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

Don't primates actually open them from the middle? Due to their having to hold a crozier in one hand and balance a mitre on their head, possibly.
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1976: "Friendly Questions"
Replies: 35
Views: 6979

Re: 1976: "Friendly Questions"

Sheep are slightly more "Aberystwyth" than "Aberdeen", though, in my mind. The Celtic tribes as a whole (and Kiwis?) might all reputedly gain enjoyment from the use of the velcro gloves, but mind your Ps and Qs! (Stags and grouse and various eagles and red squirrels and pine mart...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 14102

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

(I'm probably never going to solve the problem, but something in Chrome keeps grabbing the tablet's audio. Listen to other media in the background (e.g. BBC iPlayer Radio, VLC) and browse even sites like this with no obvious attempt for web-pages to load and play sound media and yet the background a...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658663

Re: Trump presidency

Trump really could choose better words in tweets My emphasis.. Pastor Andrew Brunson, a fine gentleman and Christian leader in the United States, is on trial and being persecuted in Turkey for no reason. They call him a Spy, but I am more a Spy than he is . Hopefully he will be allowed to come home ...
by Soupspoon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1424
Views: 49795

Re: A Game of Commitment

This is your daily *nudge*… Perhaps? (Ready for you, whenever you appear or disappear?)
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3388
Views: 700604

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Ok, I've decided I'm writing this for real (I already dreamt I wrote this one from last night up, this morning)… Fragmentary to the whole adventure as it is. For some reason, we need to fight off these Lego spaceships, that a friend (acting as GM in the 'game', though it seemed more important than m...
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 7671

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things." As good a course of action today as it was two thousand years ago. "When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of chil...
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8243
Views: 658663

Re: Trump presidency

You forgot to factor in Trump being Trumpy, regardless of other logical expectations.
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15026
Views: 2436562

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

Be careful skipping over the critiques. They're a potential tripping hazard, especially as they're only ankle high and installed right next to the knee-high 'guard rails' by the buckets full of ebola.
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1424
Views: 49795

Re: A Game of Commitment

Talking of yawns, I had a funny dream last night. I would go and put it in the dream thread, but I already did it once (in my inter-alarm resnooze, when I dreamt I was telling everyone about details of my pre-alarm dream) and I don't know if I should try again lest I wake again. And I see you saw wh...
by Soupspoon
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Post number N wins
Replies: 1026
Views: 22944

Re: Post number N wins

Egg roll?
Spoiler:
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Is this my ninth post? I didn't want to get to ten, and been not posting multiple times already, but couldn't resist this one…
by Soupspoon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 7671

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

Correct. (Although I also had been a sort of hipster, before it became a boringly commonplace thing to be.)
by Soupspoon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 17973

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

I like lemony things. (I even like to ask for "something lemony, please" after a blood donation, that I know will get me a lemon cordial, over and above tea, coffee, orange (cordial) or plain water.) Does that include Snickets? You only get offered that if you suffer a series of unfortuna...
by Soupspoon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 7671

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

He's wrong, anyway. I say it goes back to 2006 if you count comic 87 and others that precede Randall's own probable assertion of 891 as the start of these things. Ah, and I see someone has put something almost like that (one single factoid is still enough, in my book) in the latest explainxkcd descr...
by Soupspoon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15026
Views: 2436562

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

The male cattle are the worst. Even if you wanted to earn the wrath of the locals, an auto-rickshaw is not match against a bull-dozer…

:P
by Soupspoon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1424
Views: 49795

Re: A Game of Commitment

(Shouldn't you two have posted by now? Or one of you, at least. *nudge*)
by Soupspoon
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1980: "Turkish Delight"
Replies: 95
Views: 17973

Re: 1980: "Turkish Delight"

Kendal Mint Cake is the worst survival food, for me. Emergency rations should be something you wouldn't eat until actually necessary, and I can't keep a bar of the stuff unnibbled for any decent length of time, or unconsumed between expeditions. My emergency ration bars tend to be something with pea...
by Soupspoon
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 1424
Views: 49795

Re: A Game of Commitment

I'm ~π/2 solar radians behind and there's not much chance of playing sufficiently tacticly to overcome the deficit, but I just thought "why not?", given that… I clicked in here by accident. Don't mind me.

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