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by Wingman4l7
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1490: "Atoms"
Replies: 92
Views: 20101

Re: 1490: "Atoms"

I was thinking a pacemaker. There are still a few people living who have pacemakers implanted in the 1970s which are powered by an RTG using plutonium-238. Clever! I was thinking a bit less outside the box and just figured his mother was a robot powered by an RTG. If he couldn't tell his dad apart ...
by Wingman4l7
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1172: "Workflow"
Replies: 57
Views: 23194

Re: 1172: "Workflow"

I remember trying to convince a guy that putting a window air conditioner in your car was not a good idea. Until then, it never would have occurred to me that this was anything but obvious. Also, to any who are interested, I failed to convince him. I gave up and suggested a 2000W inverter to power ...
by Wingman4l7
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1165: "Amazon"
Replies: 37
Views: 11758

Re: 1165: "Amazon"

I can't find the Far Side cartoon of the cows in explorer outfits crossing the piranha-infested river, but it's just as well, because Gary Larson doesn't like having his cartoons on the internet.
by Wingman4l7
Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1151: "Tests"
Replies: 24
Views: 10129

Re: 1150: "Tests"

Is is bad that I initially thought she was trying to neutralize any presents that were Artifacts? >.<
by Wingman4l7
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674213

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Cool, well the rendering is done so I'm just uploading it now. But it's going to take 2 hours due to the number of files produced (it's 35mb, but there are 19k+ files!) anyway I'll share the url when it's done. It's a very cool way to navigate it! Thanks for going through the effort, I (and I'm sur...
by Wingman4l7
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674213

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I'm working on a deepzoom version (it's taking an age to render) Will randall be ok with me hosting it? Don't really want to get sued :-) You might be able to just use http://zoom.it/ -- I was going try uploading one of the stitched full versions up there, but now I don't know if I'll get around to...
by Wingman4l7
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55626

Re: 1078: "Knights"

For those interested in an irreverent yet painstakingly detailed look at the aforementioned battle of Crécy, I'd suggest reading Warren Ellis' graphic novel Crécy. The illustrator, Raulo Cáceres, has got a dense drawing style that just blows me away.
by Wingman4l7
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0911: "Magic School Bus"
Replies: 116
Views: 29045

Re: 0911: "Magic School Bus"

Did anyone else notice that the rocketship in panel 3 is from Tintin's Destination Moon / Explorers on the Moon ? ...and for those of you curious about such things, the checkerboard pattern was apparently modeled after V2 rockets, and was "used to measure the roll rate of a rocket during test f...
by Wingman4l7
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0032: "Pillar"
Replies: 31
Views: 11244

Re: "Pillar" Discussion

This reminds me of the philosophical uncle who camps out atop a pillar in the movie Uncorked. Anybody else seen that movie?
by Wingman4l7
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 22912

Re: "Network" Discussion

To the person who posted earlier asking for examples of viruses:

Virus Source Code Database
other examples of viruses - might have stuff the above site is missing, dunno...

Not sure if the VSDB includes worms; if not, you can probably find the source code of example worms with some Googling.
by Wingman4l7
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD article on Wired.com
Replies: 7
Views: 2127

Re: XKCD article on Wired.com

For that matter, there is also this:

XKCD and the Power of the Webz
by Wingman4l7
Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD article on Wired.com
Replies: 7
Views: 2127

XKCD article on Wired.com

Holy crap!

Randall will likely mention this on his blag, but here is a link:

Real Geek Heart Beats in Xkcd's Stick Figures
by Wingman4l7
Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0295: "DNE"
Replies: 145
Views: 45508

With Randall's (can I call him Randall?) fondness for geeky in-jokes, I am surprised he did not use "I hate this fucking place" (IHTFP), a common phrase used by MIT hackers. For more information: http://www.mit.edu/people/mjbauer/ihtfp.html http://hacks.mit.edu/

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