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by Soupspoon
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 158367

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

Well, Wales was pro-Brexit (muttering about "what has the EU done for us?" as they passed the plaques declaring their polling-station, a leisure centre built on the land where their local pit had been prior to the national wind-down of the industry, to be substantially EU-funded) and it ha...
by Soupspoon
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2022: "Sports Champions"
Replies: 44
Views: 2388

Re: 2022: "Sports Champions"

A notable miss with this guy! I mean, he should have taken up golf instead!
by Soupspoon
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 852
Views: 23473

Re: A Game of Commitment

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by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 852
Views: 23473

Re: A Game of Commitment

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by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 3663

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

supermarket self-serve tills [...] act like a commissionless-Coinstar as it returns as few coins back as it needs to Really? The ones in our local supermarket (Asda) only seem to contain pennies, 5p pieces and pound coins, judging by the change I usually get. Maybe I was in front of you in the queu...
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3987
Views: 511529

Re: The Darker Side of the News

"From my cold, red hands!"
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2021: "Software Development"
Replies: 31
Views: 2524

Re: 2021: "Software Development"

Yet, any time I sit down at my fiancee's computer and try to do anything in a modern Office app, I'm totally helpless and she has to rescue me. Most of the time, I find the old 'via menu' keyboard shortcut still works, behind the scenes, which I can use intuitively through muscle-memory. "Alt-...
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 3663

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

I've found that suoermarket self-serve tills actually do quite well with dumping an ' indupiscriminate amount and order of coins in (actually I know exactly how much I'm dumping, because I'm like that, but I'm sure I needn't) and let it act like a commissionless-Coinstar as it returns as few coins b...
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 142
Views: 1906

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (Turn 3)

Do you know the way to San Jose?
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 142
Views: 1906

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (Turn 3)

Spoiler:
1,3,4,5: Move LD
2: wait for...
W: Push LU

Sorry for the delay!
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3987
Views: 511529

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Sableagle wrote:
Tyndmyr wrote:Perhaps I've missed something about all this, but what's wrong with giving blood?
Nigel Farage might need it.

Real Ale. It's not blood he runs in his veins, but Real Ale. Which would explain a lot.

For fun, donate a pint of Pilsner, Bock or Tripel!
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 3663

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

Ever noticed how they count when they return the change? When I hand out a 10 note for a 5.25 bill It goes like this: - counts 3 quarters, mumbling 5.50, 5.75, 6 - counts 4 dollars, mumbling 7, 8, 9, 10 Basically, they start from the price you have to pay and add to it until they get to the amount ...
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14722
Views: 2250687

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

Boater accidentally drains Kennet and Avon Canal A step up from leaving the iron on... Having myself been canal-boating, I know how he did it, but it's hard to do. In descending, failing to close the upper fillers means emptying the lock to open the lower gates (that you're emptying through) is har...
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 142
Views: 1906

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (Turn 3)

By the way, I just noticed that on turn 1, Soupspoon's wizard tried to use the defend move. So, friendly reminder that wizards can't defend. I had completely missed that, first time round. I see editing since, so not sure if you solved the poorly-mentioned mention or (more likely) I just missed the...
by Soupspoon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 852
Views: 23473

Re: A Game of Commitment

Stupid battery (plugged into power source, keeps interrupting me telling me I'm on 12%, getting in the way of my other business and absorbing my attention while I jiggle cables).
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2020: "Negative Results"
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: 2020: "Negative Results"

He's not doing that. However, he's also not confirming negative results as being negative as no test was made to end up negative, which is also 'useful' information (if people aren't reporting negative results, are they not reporting them or were they not even looking). And the more we know that peo...
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 142
Views: 1906

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (Turn 2)

(edit: Identical double-post.)
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 142
Views: 1906

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (Turn 2)

Spoiler:
1, 4: Move D
2,W: Move LD
3: Defend LU
5: Defend U

(Strictly between you and me, I've probably still got no idea. :P)
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 142
Views: 1906

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (game started!)

It sounds suitably complex. And it's better than an equilateral alliance where the "other three" could just form an entangled opposing alliance until some Archie Duke finally shoots an ostrich because he's hungry. I'm game to give it ago. Especially as I wouldn't admit to knowing what my o...
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14722
Views: 2250687

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

Clair Rayner's Park
Shirley Temple
Bob Marleybone.
MC Hammersmith.
Dean Stockwell
Ed Wood Lane
Moses Hightower Hill
Michael Knightsbridge.

(I'm sorry, I seem to have gone a bit '80s, there, with some exceptions.)
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 466294

Re: Trump presidency

The logic (of somebody else, probably) of someone who believes that the land founded on freedom from having to have a particular religious viewpoint promoted at the highest levels and dissenting beliefs crushed is where just one particular viewpoint should be promoted at the highest levels and disse...
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14722
Views: 2250687

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

Well then, "Bobby Moorenington Crescent" is well overdue, some would say. (Maybe they never quite got there, due to being in Nidd.)
by Soupspoon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 852
Views: 23473

Re: A Game of Commitment

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by Soupspoon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 852
Views: 23473

Re: A Game of Commitment

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by Soupspoon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 142
Views: 1906

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0 (game started!)

1,3: Move Down-left 2,4: Move Up-left 5,W: Idle No, defend up-left/down-left (respectively) just for the colouring-in lulz...;) @Em: I've no idea whether I can team well with you. I'm certainly furthest from you and on a hex-diagonal so am unlikely to be able to attack you for long enou...
by Soupspoon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3987
Views: 511529

Re: The Darker Side of the News

by Soupspoon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Oxford comma query
Replies: 26
Views: 5227

Re: Oxford comma query

(There's no OC there right now. If you put one in it only makes sense if pictures are not non-verbal while graphs are. Without it suggests that neither graphs or pictures are non-verbal. Replace the standard non-Oxford comma with a colon and it would read most accurately (in a different manner). You...
by Soupspoon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 142
Views: 1906

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0

Slightly less non-Euclidean than my 'best' idea to tesselate pentagons all the way to the chosen edge (subset of the infinite {5,4} regular tiling?), but that's why I didn't want to waste effort put towards an elegant solution, by joining prematurely, and yet after the problem had been solved witho...
by Soupspoon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 3663

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

The first time I went to Denmark, they'd already 'capped' the lower coins at the 5 ore (o-slash?), i.e. nothing below, and IIRC that was even smaller that the currently extant ½p coin (decimal) and worth not much more, if indeed more at all. We'd had farthings (¼d/quarter pennies, or 960 ths of a Po...
by Soupspoon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 142
Views: 1906

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0

Ok, make that official /in, unless anyone wants to fight me for it. ;)

(I was wondering how a 'fair' 5-player map would look. Couldn't think of one myself, off the top of my head.)
by Soupspoon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK 4.0 (now moderated by emlightened)
Replies: 142
Views: 1906

Re: HEXATTACK 4.0

/watching, maybe to join game 5.0, unless you're not anywhere near finalising the 5-starter setup and can stand a bit of a n00bie bulking out the simpler 6-player layout without wasting that effort.

(i.e. If you've come back with your 5-board ready to post, definitely do that.)
by Soupspoon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 3663

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

Euro(cent) coins are, IIRC: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 (and €1 and €2). That's certainly the magnitude pattern for current decimal sterling coinage (plus commemorative coins of £5, £10 and more, but I only once got given a £5 coin in change, it was probably never meant to be spent¹). There's been talk of d...
by Soupspoon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 852
Views: 23473

Re: A Game of Commitment

(Thai Sweet Chill flavoured)
by Soupspoon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: A Game of Commitment
Replies: 852
Views: 23473

Re: A Game of Commitment

Brisp
by Soupspoon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 3663

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

edo wrote:2019? does that mean we're in the future? explains the lack of friction

But what about all the Science Friction!
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 466294

Re: Trump presidency

Tyndmyr wrote:What'd be your suggested measurement system then?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 466294

Re: Trump presidency

Double-blind(fold) kidnapping valuations! Take hostage a number of rich-kids and an equal number of poor-kids, pair them up, then ask each set of parents how much they'd pay to release one kid from each pair without anybody knowing in advance if its theirs or their counterpart. It might not get thro...
by Soupspoon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 466294

Re: Trump presidency

I find the tweet that says… Billions of additional dollars are being spent by NATO countries since my visit last year, at my request, but it isn’t nearly enough. U.S. spends too much. Europe’s borders are BAD! Pipeline dollars to Russia are not acceptable! …to be yet another of the "I know you ...

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