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by Wildhound
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 49747

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

What about a sort whose run time is based not just on the size of the array, but on the size of the values? I call it IterSort; and it's horrifying. public static int[] iterSort(int[] unsorted) { int[] result = new int[unsorted.length]; int count = 0; for(int i = Integer.MIN_VALUE; true; i++) { for(...
by Wildhound
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

OTC live wallpaper update: (snip) Update is pushed and should be available in an hour or so.[/spoiler] The OTC live wallpaper has been on my phone since you announced it here. However, I installed LineageOS and was too naive to think I'd just reinstall it from the store... It seems the live wallpap...
by Wildhound
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

To all y'all interested in decoding Beanish: I have left a longish comment on the mysterious Beanish-blog. It is waiting for moderation. Does anyone know who that guy is? (S)He must be a professional in the field of linguistics or one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable amateurs I have ever see...
by Wildhound
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

What you say is correct. However your quote did include ...to be used in lieu of Copyright So, I guess you didn't mean that precisely. I think we are both just looking at the phrase "in lieu of" differently. What I meant is that the license is used in place of Copyright, because you no lo...
by Wildhound
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

Charlie, I don't know how you have interpreted my post as suggesting that one could apply a Creative Commons license to something for which they do not hold the Copyright. Once a work is released under a license such as Creative Commons, it is used in lieu of Copyright. You have waived some of your ...
by Wildhound
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

And recall that a CC license is not "in lieu of" copyright. In fact it depends on the owner holding copyright and the strength of copyright laws to enforce the terms. The same is true for GPL work. So even if Bieber steambottle doesn't license his works, the "exceptions" (whatev...
by Wildhound
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

If I take his art and change one pixel from FF to FE does that make it mine to license how I please? Yes! If I change one pixel, I can ask that no one will copy my new creation with that one pixel, and to copyright my change (theoretically. Usually the change should be significant, but even one pix...
by Wildhound
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think the simple solution to all this T-shirt madness is to send a message to Randall, and ask him if you are allowed to do it, because:

a) It's the polite thing to do

and

b)
Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Generic wrote:Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
by Wildhound
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

My first contribution to the coloring in thing ( 800 ) http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/xkcd-time/images/d/d6/800color.png ETA: full size original The best part about this is that it is a photograph (or mostly anyway, as far as I can tell). A lot of talent and effort goes into all of these, but a ...
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA: ⁴! Got it, thanks. I assume that the list of frames is now built into the app, and you're no longer using my .csv? Well, yes and no. I'm still using your .csv, but now it is in the app package and doesn't need to be downloaded from your server. ;) Yeah, that's what I meant. htt...
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:⁴!
Got it, thanks.
I assume that the list of frames is now built into the app, and you're no longer using my .csv?


Well, yes and no. I'm still using your .csv, but now it is in the app package and doesn't need to be downloaded from your server. ;)
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm not a user of this (sorry, I don't have a smartphone or other device that could use it), but it seems like an option to display a random frame would be wanted as well. Yes that is a good idea, and something I had planned to add but it slipped my mind! I will add it if people are still actually ...
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well folks, for what it's worth, I have pushed out an update to the OTC Live wallpaper to make it relevant again following Friday's event that shall not be named. It should become available in the next couple of hours. Changes: v1.10 - 2013-07-29 - End of Time update - Added ability to loop through ...
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

This whole adventure has reinforced my ire at the fact that creative digital media is not taken more seriously. The OTC is, in my view, a groundbreaking piece of art and uses a medium in a new and previously unexplored manner to bring an experience to the observer that is quite unique among art form...
by Wildhound
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

HES wrote:Oh mustard, I'm going to have to get a new wallpaper on my phone... :(


No you won't. Be patient. Soon you will be able to have Time cycle endlessly on your home screen.
by Wildhound
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

Logging in was saddenONG

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by Wildhound
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

There has been talk of GLR's minions watching the OTT, for mustard and such. Does anyone have evidence from outside that he actually uses minions other than his own sweet self? I always assumed xkcd was a very personal project, not a team (other than a web team, perhaps). Anybody know anything? Not...
by Wildhound
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the man you want to talk to...
(Would that also make the Loopists happy?)


This. This! A thousand times this!!

Decree: Anyone know what the Javascript does?
by Wildhound
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

Tie the Castle Cruiser down you crazy Cueganites!

Edit: Alliterated as hell.
by Wildhound
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is the "hey" the first time they have spoken in lower case?
by Wildhound
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

I wonder if the new arrivals will come aboard the Castle Cruiser or simply tie on and float along side?

I'm not sure if the CC can support all of those people, but on the other hand they are pretty crammed onto that mini-raft.
by Wildhound
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

AG ONG ? http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/b211576d18fa397b1f2af3d794fbfdc52e8b7db6189bbe0d7e05b11fdf8ef93e.png I suppose they pulled themselves over to that tree! It looks more like they pulled the tree over to them. Edit: Actually after Blitzgirl's comparison, it looks like a bit of both.
by Wildhound
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

AGONG?

Image

Edit: OOooooh, a pope ONG. Decree: more graphs! (for those of you who like graphing things)
by Wildhound
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

k.bookbinder wrote:I do not think that is going to make it. Perhaps they hope only anchor to that tree (perhaps it is still secure at the roots).


It would be a lot closer if they threw it from the front (rear?), rather than Cue throwing it from way back on the roof.
by Wildhound
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

Someone previously suggested that this might be an epic, in which case this might not be the climax, but the first major challenge for the protagonists. While I hope that is the case, I really can't think of where you can go to up the ante after "homes being destroyed by the flooding of the Med...
by Wildhound
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

You know these hill people must be some truly nasty pieces of work. They have clearly had direct and unpleasant dealings with the Cueganites based on Megan's whispered "They don't like us". Their lifestyle appears to incorporate wantonly dumping their waste into a river which flows into an...
by Wildhound
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am looking forward to the big reveal at the end of Time, when it is made known that Blitzgirl has been GLR all along. With an elaborately constructed, but fake, online persona to throw us off the scent. I bet this isn't even a new prediction, but my internal storage is a low lower than the current...
by Wildhound
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

foilman wrote:BoatONG.
Spoiler:
Image


Bloody brilliant.
by Wildhound
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

It's totes obvo that Cueball has spotted an incoming ocean liner and nobody is paying attention to him. Like, Gee Willikers. I cringe at your use of slang, but agree with you. Sometimes Cueball says useful things... http://abload.de/img/cueballpvqjc.png I was cringing whilst typing it too! ;) Plot ...
by Wildhound
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

It's totes obvo that Cueball has spotted an incoming ocean liner and nobody is paying attention to him. Like, Oh me yarm.
by Wildhound
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've been thinking--do they say anything outside of the types of things that would be said on Simple Wikipedia, or in Up Goer Five ? That might explain their occasionally odd phrasings (if the language being Unglish wasn't the real explanation). I was about to code something up to check this, using...
by Wildhound
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

A (non-Beanish) linguist muses: Ever since Cueball said "eventually" in the Château d'If, Megball's language seems to have made great, multi-syllabic strides. However, as I did way back in the sandcastle days, I still find them in the Uncanny Valley of language. Considering the impending ...
by Wildhound
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: Saltcastles

42 guests wrote:Salty sandcastles.


Loving your work, that is some serious commitment to the cause. I think you've cracked it, seems pretty plausible that their beach could have been a similar consistency.
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

ONG 6 SPOILER You've linked time.png, which will update and act as a spoiler for blitzers. It would be great if you could change it to the hash.png instead. But by quoting his message you also have a time.png in yours now. :/ In a spoiler tag, with warning text below it. However, you're correct and...
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

SPACKlick wrote:ONG6

Spoiler:
SPOILER


You've linked time.png, which will update and act as a spoiler for blitzers. It would be great if you could change it to the hash.png instead.
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

How long can GLR keep this up? The OTC is rapidly approaching 3000 newpix; in contrast, the regular xkcd strip is now at 1240, after 8 years. At this point, 'Time' comprises over 70% of Munro's lifetime output of panels. I realize that there's a lot of recycling of backgrounds, and the drawing styl...
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good catch! We seem to have missed that completely, even though it's clearly visible with the naked eye. It was there originally and hasn't been fixed . How are you guys seeing anything on that frame? There was mention of mustard on windows inside the castle, but I just see white. Do I need to buy ...
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

Edit to prepend "it is the BOP plant" Wow; from frame to frame, they don't appear to be running, but when comparing these newpix to the corresponding newpix on the way *up* the mountain, they're going something like an order of magnitude faster. It's quite possible that they are only goin...
by Wildhound
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

frakhorsestaplers wrote:FernONG

Spoiler:
Image


Ah, this looks like the "BOP" plant.

It was a simpler time.
by Wildhound
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106542
Views: 41624047

Re: 1190: "Time"

Latent22 wrote:Man earthquakes make me seasick!

I wonder if the water breaking though the straights is enough to create the feel of earthquakes on it's own.


A friend of mine works for the EQC and he just mentioned a 6.8 near Wellington in the last few hours. I hope you and yours are all safe and sound!

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