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Evangelism

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The wars between the "OTHER PRIMATES OPEN THEM FROM THE SMALL END" faction versus the "BUT THE LITTLE BIT OF BANANA AT THE SMALL END IS GROSS" faction consumed Europe for generations.
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Covarr
6 days ago
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People who insist the eagles could have taken the ring to Mordor are pretty far to the right on this scale. They place badly on the "actually read The Lord of the Rings books" chart, though.
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jprodgers
3 days ago
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I... Uh, wow, so I'm the 3 right most ones. Maybe I am intense...
Somerville, MA
lizamu
6 days ago
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Yes yes yes.
New York, New York
DaftDoki
7 days ago
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I identify with the rightmost two.
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Ferret
7 days ago
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Bananas from the other end is the clearly superior method!
alt_text_at_your_service
8 days ago
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The wars between the "OTHER PRIMATES OPEN THEM FROM THE SMALL END" faction versus the "BUT THE LITTLE BIT OF BANANA AT THE SMALL END IS GROSS" faction consumed Europe for generations.
steanne
7 days ago
one of these was useful, but why is there now a second bot doing the same thing?
wmorrell
7 days ago
Because the first bot was offline for some stretches of time. When the second bot arrived, the technical difficulties of the original were also resolved, and now there are two. For some reason, that makes a few people twitchy every third or so comic posting.
cosmotic
6 days ago
Just add a check if another bot commented. How do both bots not properly decode the html entities? As a software engineer, this situation of redundant bots that both malfunction and both being run by complicit lazy admins that don't care about users drives me nuts.
spongbeaux
6 days ago
Why not write your own, and fix the problems that the... ohhhh. https://xkcd.com/927/
cosmotic
6 days ago
;) Also, someone would need to kill the other bots.
WorldMaker
4 days ago
Or you know, don't have any bots at all? It's easy enough to open the page, add the 'm.' to the web address (m.xkcd.com) and get the officially built means to get the alt text in an accessible manner, and give Randall some well deserved ad eyeball traffic in the process. I liked it when people only posted the Alt Text if they had something to add to it. A bot just posting the alt text doesn't add anything interesting to the discussion.
wmorrell
4 days ago
Many people find the bot(s) useful. Just see the, “yay, it’s back!” replies from the previous times they broke. I am glad you have something that works for you. But it’s a mistake to confuse, “I do not find this interesting,” with, “no one finds this interesting,” or even, “no one should find this interesting.”
WorldMaker
3 days ago
I do not confuse any such thing. Perhaps you mistake my starting my opinion with "or" to offer an option for something other than an opinion? I'm happy to agree that mine might be the minority opinion, but that does not make my opinion invalid.
endlessmike
2 days ago
MORE BOTS FOR THE BOT GOD
wmorrell
2 days ago
ALT-TEXT FOR THE ALT-TEXT THRONE
Cthulhux
8 days ago
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Also, Emacs.
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Brstrk
8 days ago
I think you misspelled Vim. It's ok. We forgive you this time.
Cthulhux
8 days ago
You only need ten keys to master Vim: [Esc] [:] [q] [!] [e] [m] [a] [c] [s] [Enter]
firetech
7 days ago
You only need this command to master emacs: `alias emacs='vim'`
taddevries
7 days ago
Meanwhile nano users are in the corner eating glue
c_dave
7 days ago
Tasty tasty glue
tingham
7 days ago
Wow has it been 15 seconds in this conversation already? :)
sfrazer
6 days ago
I know just enough vi so that I can get networking working then I install nano because I've got better things to do with my day :-)
gglockner
5 days ago
About a month after starting to date the woman who became my wife, I asked her a religious question: emacs or vi. Needless to say, we have a mixed marriage.
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The wars between the "OTHER PRIMATES OPEN THEM FROM THE SMALL END" faction versus the "BUT THE LITTLE BIT OF BANANA AT THE SMALL END IS GROSS" faction consumed Europe for generations.

Right Click

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Covarr
24 days ago
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"How can I encourage people to visit the actual site without seeming like I'm doing it on purpose?"
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satadru
22 days ago
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Click through for this one...
New York, NY
Zaphod717
23 days ago
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advent ftw!
The Belly of the Beast
tvaerialsmiddlesbrough
24 days ago
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saved this one
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alt_text_at_your_service
24 days ago
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Right-click or long press (where supported) to save!
mkalus
24 days ago
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Brilliant, go and visit the image on the site.
iPhone: 49.287476,-123.142136
JayM
24 days ago
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Woah! Pretty cool. Go to the real site.
Atlanta, GA
DuskStar
24 days ago
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Wow this one is awesome! Not one for newsblur though.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
alt_text_bot
24 days ago
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Right-click or long press (where supported) to save!

Conversational Dynamics

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"You should make it so people can search for and jump into hundreds of conversations at once if they want." "Ooh, good idea! I imagine only the most well-informed people with the most critical information to share will use that feature."
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Covarr
26 days ago
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First
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aakashm
26 days ago
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TFW a feed has *two* alt text bots and they *both* have encoding issues...
Covarr
26 days ago
You sure your browser isn't configured incorrectly? Both alt text bots' posts are displaying just fine for me with no visible signs of encoding problems.
aakashm
26 days ago
Ah, must be a problem with the newsblur android app then
alt_text_at_your_service
26 days ago
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"You should make it so people can search for and jump into hundreds of conversations at once if they want." "Ooh, good idea! I imagine only the most well-informed people with the most critical information to share will use that feature."
cosmotic
26 days ago
Please just stop =(
alt_text_bot
26 days ago
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"You should make it so people can search for and jump into hundreds of conversations at once if they want." "Ooh, good idea! I imagine only the most well-informed people with the most critical information to share will use that feature."
macr0t0r
26 days ago
I'm surprised there was no direct reference to the useless bots interjecting into every conversation.
DrGaellon
26 days ago
The bots are only visible on NewsBlur, I think. Randall may not even know they exist.

Star Lore

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That one is a variable star which pulses every 30 seconds. Its name comes from a Greek word meaning "smoke alarm."
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Covarr
28 days ago
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I've gone as far as to tape over some of the LEDs on my stuff. The power LED on my desktop computer? That'll light up my room brighter than the average nightlight if left to its own devices.
Moses Lake, WA
Cognoscan
28 days ago
I've taped over them, and I've also opened electronics up and stuck a big resistor in series with each status LED. Dims them significantly, yet I can still see the light. Looks better than a bunch of tape too.
wreichard
28 days ago
I second both of these approaches.
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alt_text_at_your_service
29 days ago
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That one is a variable star which pulses every 30 seconds. Its name comes from a Greek word meaning "smoke alarm."
alt_text_bot
29 days ago
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That one is a variable star which pulses every 30 seconds. Its name comes from a Greek word meaning "smoke alarm."

Personal Data

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Do I just leave money in my mailbox? How much? How much money do they need, anyway? I guess it probably depends how the economy is doing. If stocks go up, should I leave more money in my mailbox or less?
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Covarr
33 days ago
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I'd be happy if people knew the difference between a tax return and a tax refund.
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frontlinefodder
34 days ago
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Get alt text bots. Can we get some intelligence please, you don’t need to repeat it once it is already posted.
Cthulhux
34 days ago
Do I just leave money in my mailbox? How much? How much money do they need, anyway? I guess it probably depends how the economy is doing. If stocks go up, should I leave more money in my mailbox or less?
catdevnull
34 days ago
Do I just leave money in my mailbox? How much? How much money do they need, anyway? I guess it probably depends how the economy is doing. If stocks go up, should I leave more money in my mailbox or less?
jth
34 days ago
Get alt text bots. Can we get some intelligence please, you don’t need to repeat it once it is already posted.
benzado
33 days ago
Do I just leave alt text in my mailbox? Which one? How many comments do they need, anyway? I guess it probably depends on how the comics are doing. If comments go up, should I leave more alt text in my mailbox, or repeat it once it is already posted?
alt_text_at_your_service
34 days ago
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Do I just leave money in my mailbox? How much? How much money do they need, anyway? I guess it probably depends how the economy is doing. If stocks go up, should I leave more money in my mailbox or less?
alt_text_bot
34 days ago
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Do I just leave money in my mailbox? How much? How much money do they need, anyway? I guess it probably depends how the economy is doing. If stocks go up, should I leave more money in my mailbox or less?

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If my country ever picks a new national flag, this is on my shortlist for designs to argue for, but I think in the end I'll go with the green puzzle piece or broken image thumbnail.
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Covarr
38 days ago
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If I want to freak people out, I'll make 404s redirect to https://facebook.com/profile.php?=73322363
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alt_text_bot
38 days ago
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If my country ever picks a new national flag, this is on my shortlist for designs to argue for, but I think in the end I'll go with the green puzzle piece or broken image thumbnail.
okoneill
38 days ago
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Or your social media profile/cover photo
alt_text_at_your_service
38 days ago
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If my country ever picks a new national flag, this is on my shortlist for designs to argue for, but I think in the end I'll go with the green puzzle piece or broken image thumbnail.
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