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by Skydiver
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45748

Re: 1168: Tar

ycc1988 wrote:Is -xkcd a valid group of flags for any semi-well-known *n*x command?


Well yes, at least ls, but the output is not very exciting:

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$ ls -xkcd
.
$


Also wget, if it's compiled with the debug option:

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-c
--continue

-d
--debug

-k
--convert-links

-x
--force-directories
by Skydiver
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674220

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Here's my map with clickable links to the original images:

http://ampli.fi/1110/

I couldn't find any content below 21S. [EDIT: below 19S, that is.]
by Skydiver
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 39903

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

I came up with a spelling reform of my own. Nothing original, obviously, just a set of new rules that _could_ possibly be taken into use.

http://blog.ampli.fi/proposal-for-an-english-language-spelling-reform/
by Skydiver
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"
Replies: 219
Views: 88532

Re: 0979: "Wisdom of the Ancients"

The point is to have a very simple system for collecting problems and just their solutions in one place for easy access. What do folks think of the idea? Such a site would be a valuable resource. But. What would motivate people to post there? I'm afraid it would end up being a very empty site. On s...
by Skydiver
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Smallest English Dictionary
Replies: 8
Views: 3138

Re: Smallest English Dictionary

Well, there's Basic English[1] and Special English[2] that have been used to create the Simple English Wikipedia[3] and Simple English Wiktionary[4]. So, since we know that Simple English has 850 core words that "should be enough for everyone", I'd say that you can definitely create a Simp...
by Skydiver
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 176052

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

But the biggest confusion for most people is the distinction between the geographical Europe, the European Union, the European Economic Community, the Eurozone currency area, and the Schengen Agreement area. You can be a member of Schengen but not the EU or vice versa, and countries like Norway are...

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