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    Quote Originally Posted by Iruka View Post
    They showed up some time ago as customers in ... the bakery, I think? Friends of Willow who hung out with Clinton. No idea why Pintsize is here.
    If whats her name is a personal shopper, pintsize DID say he would be getting proper clothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morquard View Post
    Who's this Iris or this Yemisi? Have we met them before?
    Adding to what others have said, they've actually been background characters for quite a while now - long before they had names, there were a number of strips where Willow, Iris, and Yemisi would react bemusedly to whatever dramatics the main cast was getting up to in their vicinity. It's only somewhat recently that we've started getting names for them, though (and as noted before, Yemisi was established as a personal shopper and wardrobe specialist, which is... *probably* what Pintsize is here for).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    Is or always exclusive? I am far more familiar with the specific logical distinction between OR and XOR to be particularly sure about the regular language, but I would guess, that or does allow for both inclusive and exclusive options depending on the context or intonation, or some other nuances.
    Fair point. I suppose it depends on context - Pintsize *is* a door-to-door pervert, but he's presumably not there in that official capacity, so in answering 'yes' he's stating that he intends to do both when Iris was implying that she wanted to know if he was one or the other.

    It's not really a serious point, I just really wanted to use the word 'lexicographical' today. If anything, it's Iris' fault for asking ambiguous questions. She seems like the type of person who prefers direct statements and nitpicks people who don't measure up to her exacting standards (read: aren't literal mind-readers).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    If whats her name is a personal shopper, pintsize DID say he would be getting proper clothing.
    Ah, I did not remember that.
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    I like her mug.

    I have a mug that says "Turns out I don't like morning people. Or mornings. Or people."

    Mean mugs are great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Killjoy View Post
    I like her mug.

    I have a mug that says "Turns out I don't like morning people. Or mornings. Or people."

    Mean mugs are great.
    It seems to be a thing. My wife has a collection which includes 'Friends don't judge each other, they judge others together,' 'I would tell you to go to hell, but I work there and I don't want to see more of you,' and 'I don't want to hear your problems until there's no more coffee (not in this mug, in the world).'
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    My favorite mug just says "probably whiskey." My office job gave it to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    Is or always exclusive?
    I think the English "or" is a logical XOR, so it's a joke to treat it as an OR.

    The evidence for "or" being XOR includes all those notices and legal statements saying "and/or", if "or" was OR those statements would be redundant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfeye View Post
    I think the English "or" is a logical XOR, so it's a joke to treat it as an OR.

    The evidence for "or" being XOR includes all those notices and legal statements saying "and/or", if "or" was OR those statements would be redundant.
    Treating the English "or" as a logical "OR" is called a "mathematician's answer", after all. This implies it's usually meant as "XOR".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki Akuma View Post
    Treating the English "or" as a logical "OR" is called a "mathematician's answer", after all. This implies it's usually meant as "XOR".
    Or, that a mathematician might accept "True" as a valid output while most people don't treat "or" as a boolean logic variable in the first place, and instead most often mean "are you X or Y?" to mean something like "which of X or Y are you?"
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    I lost the thread of conversation here. Isn't "xor" the blending mode you use to make layers interact funny in photomanip programs?

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    I just wanted to make a silly pun. I now regret it, and everything that came thereafter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
    I just wanted to make a silly pun. I now regret it, and everything that came thereafter.
    Make a mean mug comment, I'm sure that will turn the thread around. :-)

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    Have we seen other robots partaking of coffee before? I seem to recall Bubbles enjoying the aroma of tea, but I think I saw (part of) a French press in the first panel here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post
    Make a mean mug comment, I'm sure that will turn the thread around. :-)
    I have a Coffee of Doom mug I bought a long time ago. I was rather careful with it, so it still looks pretty nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidSh View Post
    Have we seen other robots partaking of coffee before? I seem to recall Bubbles enjoying the aroma of tea, but I think I saw (part of) a French press in the first panel here.
    Apparently AIs enjoy the scent of most things in a way comparable to the way in which Bubbles likes tea. Momo 'enjoyed' the cookies that Veronica baked for Sam and her, Roko with bread is an extreme example, and Melon with her bucket of drain cleaner that she found under the counter at CoD is another, weirder one.

    Or maybe the mug is empty and she's carrying it around because that's just what humans do when they get up first thing in the morning, so AIs copy them without quite knowing why, except that it's the same reason that Roko has a melon baller and a potato peeler in her kitchen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
    Or maybe the mug is empty and she's carrying it around because that's just what humans do when they get up first thing in the morning, so AIs copy them without quite knowing why, except that it's the same reason that Roko has a melon baller and a potato peeler in her kitchen?
    Also possible the copying is deliberate - "Don't talk to me until I've had my morning coffee" is a common thing for humans, so carrying a coffee mug can help Iris signal visually to people that she's grumpy in the mornings, whether or not she gets anything from the coffee itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thufir View Post
    Also possible the copying is deliberate - "Don't talk to me until I've had my morning coffee" is a common thing for humans, so carrying a coffee mug can help Iris signal visually to people that she's grumpy in the mornings, whether or not she gets anything from the coffee itself.
    Could be running a 'caffeine' or 'morning wakeup' program that mimics the morning lag and slow approach to full wakefulness of caffeine-dependent humans after that morning mug, similar to the 'drunk' program we saw Roko and other-robo-cop using that lets them share in the human "I'm so wasted lolol" experience. Pretending to be human is a weirdly large part of the AI culture in QC.. admittedly it's probably mostly so they can be treated as oddly-colored humans and avoid having the whole comic turn into an extended (..and.. probably really poorly handled..) sci-fi treatise about post-Singularity life with aliens that humanity created themselves.

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    Pintsize IS vibing here. While i still dont care for humanoid Pintsize, i am at least slightly less worried that his character is now completely deleted. He's much more expressive now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Pintsize IS vibing here. While i still dont care for humanoid Pintsize, i am at least slightly less worried that his character is now completely deleted. He's much more expressive now.
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    Remember when Clinton just randomly started talking about his relationship issues with a complete stranger, again? This is that complete stranger's friend.
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    Yemisi is the personal shopper who helped Yay Newfriend buy her clothing, and then insulted Roko for wearing casual clothing in her own home, on her day off. She's nominally the sensible one out of her, Willow Dragonfang and the Sarcastic Grey Robot, with whom she apparently is a couple? That might be an assumption, but it seems implied.
    Ah thank you both, I do unfortunately remember them now. But it seems once again, random people that person A meets, somehow inexplicably end up in the social circle of Person B, who seesm to have known them for a decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delicious Taffy View Post
    I lost the thread of conversation here. Isn't "xor" the blending mode you use to make layers interact funny in photomanip programs?
    xor stands for exclusive or, in boolean logic that means A xor B returns true if either A or B is true but not both. For image blending that is applied on a bit level apparently.

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    Seems Iris was making coffee for her roommate, even while giving her massive sass.
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    I kind of like the idea that an AI will make a cup of coffee for themselves, enjoy the aroma, and then when they have spent a suitable amount of time "having breakfast" they pass it over to a human to actually drink. Economic, and it saves on washing the dishes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibrinar View Post
    xor stands for exclusive or, in boolean logic that means A xor B returns true if either A or B is true but not both.
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    I remember this one, now. You ask the two guards which door will lead to your death, and then go through the door neither of them is pointing at.
    As I recall the puzzle is that one of them lies and the other tells the truth, and you can only ask one of them, so you ask "which one would your mate say was safe?" and use the other one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iruka View Post
    I have a Coffee of Doom mug I bought a long time ago. I was rather careful with it, so it still looks pretty nice.
    Yeah, same. Generally speaking if you hand wash mugs/glasses with designs on them they will last much longer than if you put it in the dishwasher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iruka View Post
    I have a Coffee of Doom mug I bought a long time ago. I was rather careful with it, so it still looks pretty nice.
    Quote Originally Posted by tomandtish View Post
    Yeah, same. Generally speaking if you hand wash mugs/glasses with designs on them they will last much longer than if you put it in the dishwasher.
    It also helps if you don't put literally boiling water in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfeye View Post
    It also helps if you don't put literally boiling water in them.
    So no brewing tea in the mug itself?

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    Not sure what the problem is - I've been brewing tea in mug since my university days and haven't had a problem (that's including the mug I used to use at work, with 404 the Dragon. He's still there in all his hand-painted glory).

    Not putting things in a dishwasher I can understand - those things look to operate like mini sandblasters, as far as I can see. Saw one family essentially ruin some nice glassware that way...
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