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      Welcome!   03/05/2016

      Welcome, everyone, to the new 910CMX Community Forums. I'm still working on getting them running, so things may change.  If you're a 910 Comic creator and need your forum recreated, let me know and I'll get on it right away.  I'll do my best to make this new place as fun as the last one!

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    June 24 1374 – A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion. "Dance "Til You Drop" in this case is not an invitation to party. 1497 – John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland leading the first European exploration of the region since the Vikings. If the Vikings didn't bother to return, what makes you think there will be something interesting this time? 1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England. Did Henry buy or rent that crown for the Queen? 1535 – The Anabaptist state of Münster is conquered and disbanded. The profession of Münster hunting can have political uses besides simple public safety. 1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Great Siege of Gibraltar begins. Because the attempt by France and Spain to seize Gibraltar is purely to support the American cause. Not an attempt to push Britain out of the Mediterranean. 1813 – Battle of Beaver Dams: A British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army. If you fight a battle, you may lose. That is simply a part of war. But it can not be pleasant to explain how you lost the Battle of Beaver Dams. 1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract. Ridiculous decision. Nobody goes to the movies to look at pretty girls. 1918 – First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto. Does this mean everything west of Ontario still depends on smoke signals?
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    It's the MessagEase keyboard. Available free from Google Play, and (I think) from the Apple Store. The two most essential things to know about the MessagEase keyboard: 1) It WILL take some getting used to, but once you deal with a bit of a learning curve it's fast and easy. 2) Press-and-hold the Hand key to get to the help and configuration screens.
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    Partly it is because Dvorak is so full of completely bughouse ideas that they tend to seek refuge with Qwerty because he at least tries to keep his friend restrained.
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    Do you know the name of the keyboard layout you use? Did you install it custom, or did it come with the phone? I suspect that QWERTY is still popular for a reason other than inertia. Perhaps separating frequently-used keys still serves a practical function.
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    And the social inertia is so strong, QWERTY is still the default keyboard plan for English-speaking countries, even on touch-screen devices that are capable of responding so fast that they have to be deliberately made less responsive. And also that are vastly more flexible, giving many options other than "poke the key" and "poke this key while holding that key down". (On my phone and tablet I use a 14-key keyboard that has over 100 symbols and operations without using a shift key.)
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    He did. He tried it. It turned into a huge mess because very frequently used keys sat right next to one another when it was done that way. As a result the type bars kept getting tangled with one another. Eventually he and his co-designers came up with the QWERTY pattern which was less prone to such tangles.
  12. Story Friday June 22, 2018

    There was a joke in NATO during the Cold War that villages in West Germany were generally one kiloton apart. Are you sure it was joke? Also, it was In Germany, the towns are only two kilotons apart. However, nuclear weapon won't completely obliterate everything up to specific distance, while dominoes and houses from card one meter further away would keep standing. The damage level is changing continuously. The damage level for "most people survive" is different from "no survivors". There can be building still standing with surviving policeman and clerks inside the city which was hit, even if there were causalities in next town.
  13. Story Friday June 22, 2018

    There was a joke in NATO during the Cold War that villages in West Germany were generally one kiloton apart.
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    For real answer, probably - cities can be big and nuclear devices small. Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still inhabited, with estimated populations 1,196,274 (Hiroshima, 2016) and 425,723 (Nagasaki, 2017). For funny answer, doesn't matter - the major can collect the fine even if whole city is glass crater if he was on vacation in Caribbean when that happened and therefore survived. Obviously, neither will bother you if you detonate the device manually.
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    June 23 1532 – Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Mr VIII didn't need Secret Treaties to deal with inconvenient Queens. Why should troublesome Emperors be so much more difficult? 1611 – Henry Hudson, his son, and seven loyal crew members are set adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay by the mutinous crew of Hudson's fourth voyage. They are never heard from again. The only part of the story I don't understand is why did the survivors admit to a mutiny? 1713 – The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada. Many choose to leave. And many of those who leave settle in the Mississippi bayous where the descendants of the Acadians will become the ancestors of Cajun culture. Somehow, Halifax Gumbo and Zydeco just wouldn't be as appealing as what grew in Louisiana. 1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer." Within five years, the QWERTY keyboard would become standard. Did the man just not understand the concept of Alphabetical Order? 1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. This is a friendly exercise to encourage physical fitness and sport in education. Certainly not a juggernaut of marketing and propaganda. 1940 – Architect Albert Speer and sculptor Arno Breker guide Adolf Hitler through the architecture of Paris in his only visit to the city. This was a three-hour tour. A three-hour tour. 1942 – World War II: Germany's latest fighter aircraft, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales. What does that pilot tell the other German prisoners when he gets to the POW camp? Do SOUTH and NORTH look more similar to each other on a German compass? 1960 – The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world. This is a medical issue with absolutely no social, political, or religious connections. 1961 – The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force 18 months after the opening date for signature was set for December 1, 1959. Ban military activity on Antarctica? Guys, this is called the "Cold War" for a reason. There is no colder place on Earth you could hold a war. 1991 – Sonic the Hedgehog is released to American audiences. As unbelievable as it may seem, before this time most people thought the hedgehog was not a particularly swift moving animal and it relied on its spines for defense. 2016 – The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%. We're still waiting for the punchline to this joke, chaps.
  16. Story Friday June 22, 2018

    If the city is Detroit, is everyone sure it hasn't already happened?
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    What, were you browsing dumblaws.com or something? I did a report on that for an essay back in high school once. As I recall, one I found particularly amusing was some city that had a $500 fine for detonating a nuclear device within the city limits. Would enough of the city even be left after such an event to be able to collect the fine?
  18. Story Friday June 22, 2018

    It sounds to me like a legal g(ir)affe.
  19. Story Friday June 22, 2018

    Why specifically giraffe? Was that the same giraffe which was forbidden to be tied to a telephone pole in Atlanta ?
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    Breaking a writer's block in an epic way. Now, to finish the song tomorrow. Moo.
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    An item I donated to the Slay-A-Thon fundraiser for Make-A-Wish just sold for $425! The purchaser probably does not want to know that I bought it at a Can't Stop The Serenity auction for, I think, about $60....
  23. Story Friday June 22, 2018

    You can't fly a fish while sitting on the neck of a giraffe in Chicago? What about the rest of Cook County? Illinois? How about Gary? Does this apply if the Giraffe is on the deck of a boat in Lake Michigan? The rights of responsible fish pilots to fly their fins from their long necked steeds should not be limited by legislative misunderstandings of the Giraffic Aeronautical Anglers.
  24. Story Friday June 22, 2018

    I just discovered that it's illegal in Chicago to fly a kite or fish while sitting on the neck of a giraffe. I wonder if this will affect the story?
  25. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Gelatin Boy may be slippery and silent, but he's got a few things to learn about being a spy...! Necros may not have quite as many gadgets as Belt Boy, but given that he created the Necrobots, is it any surprise he's got a holographic watch in his gloves? In case you were wondering, yes - Sugar Rush's face in the fourth panel IS a reference to the meme-ified Yellow Diamond "You CLOD!" face. Her expression looked a bit different before, but when I noticed it looked a little bit like Yellow Diamond, I decided to take it a bit further. It's a bit subtle, but I'm proud of the way I drew Dino-Mo in the last panel, with her leaning to one side, and having her hands be asymmetrical. I'm trying to get a bit more inventive with my poses, and I think it makes her look a bit livelier. Sorry for this being a relatively late update for the second week in a row; technical difficulties combined with my working and sleeping odd hours this week have complicated my webcomic work schedule a bit. I think things should be back to normal next week *knock on wood*, when my work schedule becomes a bit more regular.
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    My head hurts....
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    Please donomn't give me that.
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    Nice work. I amn't sure I could've thought of that.
  29. Story Friday June 22, 2018

    Let's not start demanding miracles here. I'm sure Elliot will pick up his spell book again. Someday. Maybe. If he happens to think about it.
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