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by Actaeus
Fri May 01, 2015 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 697
Views: 63654

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

Jalapeño -> Pepper -> Salt -> Shaker -> Oneida -> Silverware -> Fork -> Tine -> Tiny -> Small -> Kid
by Actaeus
Fri May 01, 2015 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 207916

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by Actaeus
Fri May 01, 2015 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 697
Views: 63654

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

Electronic -> Music -> Artist -> Art -> Painting -> Paintbrush -> Feather


...that doesn't even make sense :|
by Actaeus
Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Minimize the post:view ratio! (view, but don't post)
Replies: 166
Views: 335913

Re: Minimize the post:view ratio! (view, but don't post)

Bump!

I'm real proud of all of you. Six years going and still on page 4! Ratio is 136/314988 = 1/2316 before this post.
by Actaeus
Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Base 110
Replies: 885
Views: 107342

Re: Count up in Base 110

7α
by Actaeus
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1357: "Free Speech"
Replies: 1346
Views: 153841

Re: 1357: "Free Speech"

I'm diving in to provide the following: Race came off Whiskey Bill winner, the Mare's rider held in, and Smith pronouncing it shenanigan. That's from 1857, so while people may have only been calling shenanigans for a couple decades, recognizably similar phrases have been around for over 150 years. I...
by Actaeus
Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A probability(?) problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3698

Re: A probability(?) problem

Ask your friend this: If she or he only had $10 dollars, and needed $1000 to save her or his mother’s life, and a bookie was offering 100:1 odds for guessing the result of one single roll of that die, and that was the only possible way to get enough money in time, what number would your friend bet ...
by Actaeus
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three Letters in a Sentence
Replies: 180
Views: 25489

Re: Three Letters in a Sentence

Clutching his ankh, Zookeeper Jones approached the newly-acquired metascarab with trepidation.

dfj
by Actaeus
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 991
Views: 155268

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
I shattered a waterfall in a thousand tiny pieces, but then I remembered I'd done it all before.
by Actaeus
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1310: Goldbach Conjectures
Replies: 65
Views: 13795

Re: 1310: Goldbach Conjectures

gmalivuk wrote:You don't need to count 1 as prime, because 4=2+2 and you get the rest of the evens with n-3 and 3.


What about, like, 12?
by Actaeus
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1300: "Galilean Moons"
Replies: 34
Views: 19080

Re: 1300: "Galilean Moons"

Indeed. Worth noting: This comic is slightly inaccurate, as the three moons never line up simultaneously. Ganymede is always 90 degrees out of phase (ahead or behind) when Io and Europa align. In other words: "Hi!" "Hi!" "What's your name?" "H--" "MOOOOON...
by Actaeus
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1300: "Galilean Moons"
Replies: 34
Views: 19080

1300: "Galilean Moons"

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Title text: I'm SO glad I escaped. They almost had me caught in their weird ... thing.
by Actaeus
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1281: "Minifigs"
Replies: 105
Views: 18447

Re: 1281: "Minifigs"

Where'd the data for this comic come from?

By the way -- there are already more minifigs now then there were people alive in 1978 when the minifig was introduced.
by Actaeus
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 83586
Views: 5612655

Re: Count to a Million

56115

I do like me some Nash; thanks for that.
Ogden, John, I'm not picky.
Poems and equilibria; good stuff.
by Actaeus
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"
Replies: 118
Views: 20570

Re: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"

- Don't put anything online at all if you don't want others to see it. In other words, be careful. This isn't practical. I'm a member of certain online communities dedicated to certain practices that certain large numbers of people don't think highly of. Nothing unethical or illegal (in most states...
by Actaeus
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 28461

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

Air Hadoken, what have you done?!

Computers will never synthesize a leader as well as humans
by Actaeus
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7476
Views: 599875

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

A better haiku
Is impossible -- for yours
Challenges the Muse

(...? that last line didn't work.)

A superficial injury.
by Actaeus
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7476
Views: 599875

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yes, but not in haiku.

A haiku.
by Actaeus
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7476
Views: 599875

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Sorry, best I can do is a 1 by 4.

A drawing of a penguin?
by Actaeus
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

I made an OTColorful thing!
time-1.png


Did I did good? :o


(Also: WOW BLITZGIRL WHAT. Amazing ambience in those two frames.)
by Actaeus
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7476
Views: 599875

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Nope. But I do have a cold beverage, which is much more appropriate to the weather here :D

A silly hat? (I'll let you be the judge of what constitutes "silly")
by Actaeus
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, I was very nearly a lurker, posting here only once in a long while... I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. ...but I think I'll miss the ONGs, the songs, the silly hats and strange dialect of this place, if it all ...
by Actaeus
Thu May 02, 2013 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Mother of All Puzzles
Replies: 125
Views: 65031

Re: Mother of All Puzzles

Yeah, level 27 was a bit tough.

Spoiler:
The first hint is the image's filename.
by Actaeus
Thu May 02, 2013 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

SLIPPONG SLIPPONG SLIPPONG (into the fuuuutuuure)
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by Actaeus
Thu May 02, 2013 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

How could anybody be surprised by Cueball's stupidity? He doesn't know how anything works. That's standard dogma.
by Actaeus
Wed May 01, 2013 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

Bytes wrote:I coma and suddenly there's mustard? Anyone care to give me a quick update as to the origins of this knew nomenclature?

I believe it was a "Grey Poupon " pun .
by Actaeus
Wed May 01, 2013 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

Latent22 wrote:[much blasphemy attacking the immutability of Time]
Actaeus wrote:Has anybody done this yet?

you could add in vertical Black lines to make it look like a Comic strip :)

Nah, I rather like the time-lapsey feel of this version.
by Actaeus
Wed May 01, 2013 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

Has anybody done this yet?
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by Actaeus
Wed May 01, 2013 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

pelrigg wrote:I didn't realize our three-tone overlords would so cute and fluffy......

That's what makes them so dangerous

Yes, they are indeed pleasant and kind rulers.
by Actaeus
Wed May 01, 2013 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

I refuse to apologize for this three-tone sloth.
Image
also is Floyd-Steinberg dithering beautiful or what
by Actaeus
Wed May 01, 2013 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

I for one welcome our three-tone overlords.
by Actaeus
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow.

Well folks, I was mostly a lurker, but I've grown quite attached to you lot.

A belated welcome to the Present, BlitzGirl.

I'm glad to be with you, patient ones, here at the end of all things.
by Actaeus
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8639
Views: 1548586

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

So I have an idea for some silly/absurd what-if questions that don't really need answers. Is this the right place to post them? Should I: - Post them in this thread - Make a new thread titled "ITT: We make what-if slightly worse." - Not post them at all and be ashamed for bringing this up...
by Actaeus
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1204: "Detail"
Replies: 76
Views: 14161

Re: 1204: "Detail"

Someone should contact Stephen Wright. He has a head start with his map of the United States with a 1:1 scale. Which he stole from Lewis Carroll. …from Sylvie and Bruno Concluded , by Lewis Carroll, 1893… ‘That’s another thing we’ve learned from your Nation,” said Mein Herr, “map-making. But we’ve ...
by Actaeus
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

spamjam wrote:WHATEVERONG
16


0x16, that is, 22.

Another jump of 2!
by Actaeus
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image


18 / #121212 in Paint.
by Actaeus
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

We all seem to be in agreement with regards to grisometry, but I think we should continue to state the source of each measurement to avoid confusion.

Feel free to add to or correct this list:

Reliable: MS Paint, GIMP, IE10

Unreliable: Chrome, Firefox, Photoshop CS6
by Actaeus
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image

upto8thisisreallymovingalONG!
by Actaeus
Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

DOOOOOOOONNG

Image

(Still #040404)
by Actaeus
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106055
Views: 36718530

Re: 1190: "Time"

Jonas79 wrote:We have a new shade of gray...



Call me when we get to #323232.

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