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by eidako
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"
Replies: 34
Views: 3255

Re: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"



You're doing it wrong.

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by eidako
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2003: "Presidential Succession"
Replies: 72
Views: 14059

Re: 2003: "Presidential Succession"

What, no Giant Meteor? He had pretty good numbers in the last election.
by eidako
Sat May 19, 2018 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1995: "MC Hammer Age"
Replies: 29
Views: 6026

Re: 1995: MC Hammer Age

Had a definite "wut?" moment -- "MC Hammer is 5 years older than me?"
by eidako
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1939: "2016 Election Map"
Replies: 56
Views: 12577

Re: 1939: "2016 Election Map"

owenneil wrote:I spent a while looking, but I give up. Where's Waldo?

Northern Florida.
by eidako
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1921: "The Moon and the Great Wall"
Replies: 8
Views: 3078

Re: 1921: "The Moon and the Great Wall"

Great Wall of China...is a man-made structure located on the third celestial body orbiting the star known as Sol. I came here to make a similar observation, but since you got to it first, I'm going to go with the contrarian route. pertaining to the sky or visible heaven, or to the universe beyond t...
by eidako
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1853: "Once Per Day"
Replies: 50
Views: 8663

Re: 1853: "Once Per Day"

Pfhorrest wrote:Life

My grandfather's personal philosophy:

"Life's a b****, and then you die."

When I was a kid I thought it was a ridiculously pessimistic outlook. It wasn't until I became an adult that I realized how utterly true it is.
by eidako
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1846: "Drone Problems"
Replies: 14
Views: 4245

Re: 1846: "Drone Problems"

For toy non-FPV quadcopters, it's surprisingly easy to lose track of which way is "forward" when you're tracking a tiny, fast moving, radially symmetrical object in the sky prone to being tossed around by wind and wildly spinning in freefall. Or cheap electronics that abruptly cease respon...
by eidako
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1794: "Fire"
Replies: 21
Views: 5640

Re: 1794: "Fire"

I don't really get it. So, a fire broke out at a factory that makes some kind of alarms? Smoke alarms maybe? The severity of a structure fire is described in terms of "how many alarms"; one alarm, two alarms, three alarms. etc. It determines how much of a response is given by firefighters...
by eidako
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1788: "Barge"
Replies: 27
Views: 6462

Re: 1788: "Barge"

cellocgw wrote:Dunno about the name of the barge, but I know the name of the restaurant on it: "The Barge Inn"

Captain Planet beat you to it by about 25 years.
by eidako
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 15996

Re: 1708: "Dehydration"

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by eidako
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 13566

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

Yup, I'm officially an old fart. I've only heard of this game today and I already hate it. Multiple people also suffered minor injuries from falling while playing...the app led players to congregate near strangers' homes...eleven teenagers became the victims of an armed robbery by four individuals.....
by eidako
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1696: "AI Research"
Replies: 12
Views: 3678

Re: 1696: "AI Research"

DavidSh wrote:What's "updog"?

Nuttin mang, wuts up wit joo?
by eidako
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"
Replies: 29
Views: 7321

Re: 1690: "Time-Tracking Software"

Jorpho wrote:it seems all too likely that by this comic Randall shall will this Jack and Diane remix into existence.

Here it is.
by eidako
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1688: Map Age Guide
Replies: 70
Views: 13595

Re: 1688: Map Age Guide

Does the warning mention the spiders?

All rise for the planetary anthem.
by eidako
Sun May 22, 2016 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1683: "Digital Data"
Replies: 122
Views: 22939

Re: 1683: "Digital Data"

Brandesianisme wrote:Golly gee, thanks for reminding me of the inevitable end of all and the rational futility of everything

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MechR wrote:Shut Hell

Best manga title ever?
by eidako
Fri May 20, 2016 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1683: "Digital Data"
Replies: 122
Views: 22939

Re: 1683: "Digital Data"

Metal Gear Solid 2 made a pretty good case for why data loss is a good thing. The mapping of the human genome was completed early this century. As a result, the evolutionary log of the human race lay open to us. We started with genetic engineering, and in the end, we succeeded in digitizing life its...
by eidako
Tue May 17, 2016 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1681: "Laser Products"
Replies: 30
Views: 7126

Re: 1681: "Laser Products"

Just saw on Dezeen that MIT can 3D print fur. Can the world get any weirder at all? Just imagine the next wave of furry-fandom silicone dragon (redacted) s with REALISTIC HAIR. Or maybe even print-it-yourself fursuits. ...you can remove your eyes, but sadly you cannot remove the things you have alr...
by eidako
Mon May 16, 2016 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1681: "Laser Products"
Replies: 30
Views: 7126

Re: 1681: "Laser Products"

lp0 on fire
by eidako
Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1667: "Algorithms"
Replies: 49
Views: 11411

Re: 1667: "Algorithms"

Following the link trail back up to it's source brings you here. This tiny piece of code caused a proper saga to unfold. This is why I prefer reinventing the wheel. Sure, it takes longer, and sometimes my wheels are a bit rectangular, but at least they don't fall off when a single person decides no...
by eidako
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 13872

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

Another fun place I've lived: * If you have a problem with my edits (added the word 'racist' throughout the article) discuss it here, because I am very busy and don't have time to keep putting it back. ** Restored your edit because it is properly sourced and needs discussion. * Please change "n...
by eidako
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 13872

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

* Unspecified section was removed because it only had one source. ** Put it back because it was informative and probably written from personal knowledge. * Blob of text that should be in the article, not the talk page. (The economy is based on these crops and two big box retailers. Half of the peopl...
by eidako
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1659: Tire Swing
Replies: 11
Views: 3420

Re: 1659: Tire Swing

Taking it upon myself to point out the obvious use for tire piles.

Spoiler:
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No doubt it would be useful for fighting people who wanted their truck back.
by eidako
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1642: "Gravitational Waves"
Replies: 43
Views: 9999

Re: 1642: "Gravitational Waves"

This reminds me of http://everything2.com/user/sam512/writeups/On+Digital+Extremities , for obvious reasons. Amusing story, though it makes one wonder what a so-advanced-it's-magic race would consider payment to be. Chances are it would be something absolutely worthless to us (dilithium crystals) o...
by eidako
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 79683

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

I was playing around with the files from this, and somehow a chain of "It'd be cool if..." s and "Since I put that in, I need to add..." s transmogrified into a full-blown Super Metroid crossover game over the course of three weeks. http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb194/eidako...
by eidako
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 11652

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

sfmans wrote:You are Ronald Reagan and I claim my five pounds

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by eidako
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1626: "Judgment Day"
Replies: 63
Views: 11652

Re: 1626: "Judgment Day"

Seconds later, the world's largest war begins as every major nation realizes they can invade their longstanding rivals without facing assured total annihilation. Things get very ugly very quickly, leaving humanity in such a hopelessly battered state that they actually welcome the ironclad fist of th...
by eidako
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1625: Substitutions 2
Replies: 33
Views: 9726

Re: 1625: Substitutions 2

Given the rare, isolationist and peaceful nature of Airbenders, it doesn't seem like a fitting replacement. Perhaps if "candidate" was a generic "bender" and the parties were the tribes ("Republican " to "Fire", " Democratic " to "Water", &...
by eidako
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"
Replies: 94
Views: 21193

Re: 1623: "2016 Conversation Guide"

Of course not. It has practically nothing to do with driving right now. It's your paperwork for the police when they feel the need to look at you funny and the pharmacy when you need to prove you're old enough to buy cold medicine. ...or obtain a job, open a bank account, enter a government buildin...
by eidako
Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 79683

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Anyone have a database dump of individual images Went ahead and did it myself . I scanned a rectangular region from (900,-1120) to (1120,-1050), resulting in 3440 images with 5.53MiB of data, occupying 15.7MiB unpacked. As has previously been mentioned, solid terrain has a RGB of #000000, nonsolid ...
by eidako
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 79683

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Anyone have a database dump of individual images and able to share it? I'm seeing full-sized pngs of the entire thing, but that's a very inefficient way of going about things...pngs require decoding entire scanlines, meaning hundreds of megapixels of overhead to get a screen-sized region. I...
by eidako
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1605: "DNA"
Replies: 68
Views: 15682

Re: 1605: "DNA"

Well, at least they still have cuttlefish.
by eidako
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1603: "Flashlights"
Replies: 64
Views: 18607

Re: 1603: "Flashlights"

But how are you supposed to tell spooky stories around a campfire, when your flashlight melts your face off like Raiders of the Lost Ark?

Oh, wait.
by eidako
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1602: Linguistics Club
Replies: 117
Views: 24432

Re: 1602: Linguistics Club

GOOMGR
by eidako
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"
Replies: 175
Views: 27264

Re: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"

cruise control Snopes article , marked as legend. And why do coffee cups from McDonald's and coffee shops have a warning saying "Contents are extremely hot."? Because they were successfully sued for $3M over a coffee spill . The case wasn't completely nuts though. It was found that McDona...
by eidako
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1567: "Kitchen Tips"
Replies: 175
Views: 27264

1567: "Kitchen Tips"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/kitchen_tips.png Alt: "Household tip: Tired of buying so much toilet paper? Try unspooling the paper from the roll before using it. A single roll can last for multiple days that way, and it's much easier on your plumbing." If you're anything like me, you press ...
by eidako
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1541: "Voice"
Replies: 54
Views: 13086

Re: 1541: "Voice"

functoruser wrote:I assume that her entire body has been taken over by some other lifeform.

Agreed -- like an alien parasite. Or a paranormal entity. Or certain kinds of brain injury.
by eidako
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 27061

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

Envelope Generator wrote:Are the various computers in the second panel of the main strip something we should be trying to id?

From Explain XKCD: "(from left to right) a Macintosh Classic, several old laptops, an Alienware tower, a Nintendo VirtualBoy, some sort of radio transmitter, and an Atari Pong Console."
by eidako
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 27061

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

by eidako
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 27061

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

http://xkcd.com/1506/#post/dbe49154-fe70-59b5-81b7-bbfd8d29cf6d If I am interpreting this correctly, dolphins are flying into the sky, where an inverted skyscraper (spaceship?) with crosses on top (bottom?) is levitating and the happy sun is winking. I want to believe the entire image is upside-down...
by eidako
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0121: "Frozen Rivers"
Replies: 45
Views: 17561

Re: 121: "Frozen Rivers"

I wonder if the person who asked this question plays Dwarf Fortress. In adventure mode you spend hours practicing rock throwing, hours wrestling with badgers to gain Herculean strength, hours playing fortress mode making unobtanium axes and breastplates for your adventurer to claim. Then, when you'r...

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