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by Lukeonia1
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 37953

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

No matter where I zoom, I get black pixels at the next iteration... Same here. If I zoom in on white, I get nothing but BOOK LAUNCH and starfield pixels. If I zoom in on black I get some Saturns and MUs, but still mostly BOOK LAUNCH and starfields. Fifty layers deep and still nothing resembling a c...
by Lukeonia1
Thu May 22, 2014 3:38 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0097:" Burning Pollen"
Replies: 39
Views: 13569

Re: What-If 0097: Burning Pollen

Hasn't anyone else pointed out yet, that the linked Youtube search doesn't actually turn up any videos of burning pollen? They're all either unrelated videos, videos of burning cottonwood tree fluff (seeds and seed hairs), or videos of burning Lycopodium powder (fern spores, which might be "clo...
by Lukeonia1
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51570537

Re: 1190: "Time"

It's 5am.

I'm 84 newpages behind in the OTT.

And all I can say is,

LaPetite. Has turned the Sandcastle Scaffold. Into a boat.

I don't even know what to do with myself, so I suppose for now I'll just have to coma for a bit.

But will it hold all of them??
by Lukeonia1
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51570537

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sigh. I've been keeping up with the OTC but I'm 50 newpages behind in the OTT. I'm super excited by everything that's happened, so I think I have some blitzing to do this evenix. In the meantime, blindposting from NP 1121... I dunno how the OTC Soundtrack Project has been going, but three newpages l...
by Lukeonia1
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51570537

Re: 1190: "Time"

The other side of the mountONG?

Image

Edit: Or maybe just a valley? That angle on the left looks artificial...
by Lukeonia1
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51570537

Re: 1190: "Time"

Glancing through the last two pages, I can't believe nobody's pointed out that they're wearing toques. Hmm, so you're saying in this far-flung future, the Canadians have taken over the continental US? (Did we agree that seems to be where and when the OTC takes place?) I suppose I can think of worse...
by Lukeonia1
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51570537

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, amongst all this discussion about where and when they are, has anyone calculated how many newframes it'll be until sunrise? Assuming the sky-movement-per-frame remains constant until then, anyway? Edit: Also, pretty sure Cueball is nodding off. Hopefully anything dangerous in the area will go af...
by Lukeonia1
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51570537

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, after ketching up for the last 15 newpages, I suppose it's too late to mention that I've been getting a far-future vibe from the OTC for a long time now. Cuegan's ignorance about the world, what we've heard about their society ("the people in the hills"), their curiosity and lack of su...
by Lukeonia1
Tue May 21, 2013 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1214: "Geoguessr"
Replies: 102
Views: 33660

Re: 1214: "Geoguessr"

I kinda figured the highest possible score per round was a 6479. I've hit the spot to within a meter and never gotten higher than that. Also, 32393 , with extensive searching and Googling. That one in Brazil was a serious pain; I had to travel several kilometers along a winding switchback-filled roa...
by Lukeonia1
Thu May 09, 2013 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107337
Views: 51570537

Re: Inquiring minds want to know

Is it just me or do Cueball and Megan in "Time" seem a lot dumber than the Cueball and Megan in the "regular" XKCD comics where they exhibit scientific, mathematical, biological and social knowledge? Are they indeed one[/two] and the same? I've put some contemplation into this, ...
by Lukeonia1
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1170: "Bridge"
Replies: 135
Views: 29700

Re: 1170: "Bridge"

"'Sup?"
"Homestar, that is not cool."
"Yes it is. Strong Bad said so."
"Well if Strong Bad told you to jump off a bri--"
"YES."
by Lukeonia1
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 28717

Re: 1150: Instagram

Quite frankly I'm surprised it isn't an end-of-the-world related strip, given the date. Same here. Somehow seems a little anticlimactic. Also, this IS an excellent analogy. I thought of mentioning that Chad pays for his garage by putting ads on the shelves, but then I looked it up and discovered Ch...
by Lukeonia1
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1143:"Location"
Replies: 84
Views: 49860

Re: 1143:"Location"

Jamaican Castle wrote:next to a growing Tiberium field (although that doesn't usually attract tourists...)


This is what I thought as well... And it's probably bad that this comic is the first I've heard of this "Ingress" game.

Back under my rock I go?
by Lukeonia1
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 70582

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

It's probably a good thing that Randall keeps his personal life so private. I'm pretty sure two years of concern, prayers, well-wishes, and now cheers and optimism would make anyone's inbox asplode. That said, the last row of panels is the best thing I've read in a long time. And it took me a second...
by Lukeonia1
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1086: "Eyelash Wish Log"
Replies: 90
Views: 24922

Re: 1086: "Eyelash Wish Log"

I'd never heard of wishing on eyelashes before... It's rare that I've had to turn to Google because I didn't get the comic AND it wasn't already explained in the forum thread, so here goes. Seems if you find a loose eyelash, you place it [on the tip of your finger/on the back of your hand/on the ti...
by Lukeonia1
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 69205

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

Ooh! I like rambling about time travel and causality! I posit that even with a time machine it is impossible to alter history, because whatever "changes" you make in the timeline become just another part of everyone's history, including your own. Anything you do in the past will have alrea...
by Lukeonia1
Fri May 18, 2012 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 46697

Re: 1057: "Klout"

And how the hell do I opt out of this nightmare? As far as I can tell, you can't. There's an Opt-Out Page , but the Facebook opt-out dealie returns a 502 Bad Gateway error, and the "Submit" link on the Twitter opt-out form goes nowhere, does nothing. Is anyone else having this rather glar...
by Lukeonia1
Fri May 11, 2012 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1054: "The Bacon"
Replies: 55
Views: 26729

Re: 1054: "The Bacon"

I said "THEH-buh-kon" out loud. Then I read the title text. GOOMHR
by Lukeonia1
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82286

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Am I REALLY the first person to feel like this comic has the same significance as #943 ? That occurred to me too, but given his wife's relatively recent illness , I wouldn't bet on it. In other news... Chipotla Parsley Friendly Joyst These names sound a lot like what my babymama had on her list of ...
by Lukeonia1
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 46244

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

"Did you know you can just BUY lab coats?"
by Lukeonia1
Wed May 18, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0900: "Religions"
Replies: 178
Views: 38935

Re: 0900: "Religions"

1 Cor 8:6±2: Don’t do bad things, only do good things. Always treat your neighbour like someone who lives near to you. Never put a sock in a toaster. Never put jam on a magnet. Never throw your Granny in a bag. Never suck all the juice out of a vampire. Never lean over on Tuesday… Oh Paul [Saint], y...
by Lukeonia1
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 45328

Re: 0880: "Headache"

I think I'm missing something here. What's the April Fools dealie this year?

I did notice the comic on the homepage jerking around every few seconds... Is it supposed to be headache-inducing?
by Lukeonia1
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 58414

Re: 0859: "("

I hate it when people do that, but this would have been more effective if he had preceded it with something, so the parenthetical statement actually flowed from a line of thought. For example: Punctuation is a vital part of written language. From the humble comma to the stately ampersand, punctuatio...
by Lukeonia1
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 50706

Re: 0851: "Na"

jc wrote:So how many Nas are there in Hey Jude?


Eleven, to my knowledge (which comes from my girlfriend, who's a Beatles fan).

It's true though, Randall really dropped the ball on that one.
by Lukeonia1
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 41560

Re: 0843: "Misconceptions"

In Korea, it is commonly believed that sleeping in a closed room with an electric fan running can be fatal in the summer. According to the Korean government, "In some cases, a fan turned on too long can cause death from suffocation, hypothermia, or fire from overheating." http://en.wikipe...
by Lukeonia1
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 31384

Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

While I have heard of "The Giving Tree" and "The Metamorphosis", I haven't read either of them. I have however, heard of The Game. Fortunately, Randall's Anti-Mindvirus worked very well for me.

What the crap are "The Rules" though? I've never heard of that one before.
by Lukeonia1
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0791: "Leaving"
Replies: 79
Views: 17922

Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

I'm trying to figure out how this comic makes me feel. I'm laughing, but is that sad? Or sweet? Or just plain ol' morbid? So confused!
by Lukeonia1
Wed May 26, 2010 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 27603

Re: "Morning" Discussion

Wheee, bumping an old thread! I just realized, I think Randall took some creative license with dead sub-pixels to make this comic. An actual single dead sub-pixel wouldn't result in a red or green pixel, it would result in a cyan, yellow, or magenta pixel. Here's a normal LCD display close-up, and n...
by Lukeonia1
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Puzzles from the xkcd book (big puzzle SOLVED!)
Replies: 147
Views: 161498

Re: Puzzles from the xkcd book (big puzzle SOLVED!)

You know, I KNEW that's what it was going to turn out to be. I was actually worried that we wouldn't have it solved in time. I also knew it would be a location that I couldn't possibly get to. The more I look at hotel prices and airfare between Bumpkisville, North Dakota and San Francisco the le...
by Lukeonia1
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Puzzles from the xkcd book (big puzzle SOLVED!)
Replies: 147
Views: 161498

Re: Puzzles from the xkcd book

This is quite possibly a really stupid question, but how does one go about decrypting a message like this, once the last part of the key is found? I should think you can download utilities that can encrypt/decrypt text in 256-bit AES, given the keys. And the information on how to implement AES is a...
by Lukeonia1
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Puzzles from the xkcd book (big puzzle SOLVED!)
Replies: 147
Views: 161498

Re: Puzzles from the xkcd book

(I really hate to keep bumping a thread, but isn't anyone else interested in what the coded message says?) I just realized something regarding 101110. It turns out I miscounted... The actual sequence is 1516f141 000 2f110220101010113201141000000002312 0 a412450a11010002c024, which is 67 letters and ...
by Lukeonia1
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Puzzles from the xkcd book (big puzzle SOLVED!)
Replies: 147
Views: 161498

Re: Puzzles from the xkcd book

Attached is the pattern on page 101110. I copied it by hand. Also, 1407=3x7x67 check page 10100 and there is a red page number referring to this page; also on 10100 is a comic about factoring the time, which is different from the original. ( http://xkcd.com/247/ ) The factored time from the...
by Lukeonia1
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Puzzles from the xkcd book (big puzzle SOLVED!)
Replies: 147
Views: 161498

Re: Puzzles from the xkcd book

Xami wrote:
Spoiler:
I'm pretty sure this would be the opposite of Occam's Razor
Anyone apply the game of life to puzzle 101110?


Wait, what? Do you know something the rest of us don't?
by Lukeonia1
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Puzzles from the xkcd book (big puzzle SOLVED!)
Replies: 147
Views: 161498

Re: Puzzles from the xkcd book

Now, I know nothing about cryptography, but I am good at spotting patterns. I think there's a chance you're on to something with that. Thoughts on page 101110: These numbers as a sequence horizontally is (reading from left to right and wrapping down - and with the rule that two white squares adj...
by Lukeonia1
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0556: "Alternative Energy Revolution"
Replies: 232
Views: 73449

Re: Alternative Energy Revolution

My proposal to end the word energy crisis forever: Take all the copies of Twilight and crush them into a singularity. Use it to power a Zero Point Energy Powerplant. Turning vampire-angst into clean renewable energy: Pure Genius! Two things about this comic. First, any time someone mentions "t...
by Lukeonia1
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0260: "The Glass Necklace"
Replies: 179
Views: 78174

Hey there every peoples! I only discovered xkcd a couple months ago, and this comic in particular drove me to register. I've been wanting to make a fulgarite for years, long before I ever saw this. I even had a rudimentary design thought up. Fulgurites were produced from a variety of materials, but ...

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