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by lunarul
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0152: "Flood Death Valley"
Replies: 43
Views: 23926

Re: What-If 0152: "Flood Death Valley"

I'm disappointed in Randall suggesting that a cat walking on a keyboard could type ZZYZX
by lunarul
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1711: "Snapchat"
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: 1711: "Snapchat"

I have some idea after looking at the Wikipedia article on the Pulitzer prize . For us rest of the world: it's an american literature prize that's also awarded for photography, journalism and music. :? As a non-american, I was surprised by your post. The Pulitzer prize is so ubiquitous that I never...
by lunarul
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1710: "Walking Into Things"
Replies: 22
Views: 4738

Re: 1710: "Walking Into Things"

Who was it who did comics that featured "things", where the "things" were kind of strange beings like monsters or aliens? The caption would be something like "things have been getting on top of me" or "things can only get better". I'm thinking Gary Larson but...
by lunarul
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1710: "Walking Into Things"
Replies: 22
Views: 4738

Re: 1710: "Walking Into Things"

Very GOOMHR comic today. Reading all these reports of people walking into things and falling into thing and falling from things and generally not being aware of things around them while playing Pokemon GO all I could think was that I have so much practice walking while reading, I'm well prepared for...
by lunarul
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 12981

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

I was disappointed with Ingress as it didn't have enough players to make it really interesting (it was nowhere close to what the trailer showed). I played it for a long time, but I didn't know anyone else playing, I rarely saw signs of other people, it was simply too boring. Now Pokemon Go came out ...
by lunarul
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0150: "Tatooine Rainbow"
Replies: 52
Views: 35741

Re: What-If 0150: "Tatooine Rainbow"

I wonder, that BowSim app referenced in one of the links, would it be that much effort to modify it for binary stars and get an actual simulation of what the resulting rainbow would look like?
by lunarul
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 70205

Re: 1350: Lorenz

This is a long one

http://☓kcd.com/1350/#p:d3b6b58a-b9d7-11e3-8009-002590d77bdd
by lunarul
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 31230

Re: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"

sbkp wrote:Does the IP address mean anything? In hex it's 41DECA35, which seems a little non-random to me.

Your question was already answered on page 1: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=104081#p3430736
by lunarul
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1237: "QR Code"
Replies: 64
Views: 21193

Re: 1237: "QR Code"

jackal wrote:I'm lying in bed here with nothing but my iPhone--not another electronic device within reach. And yet somehow, according to the instructions I posted just above, I was able to successfully do it.

I'm still unclear what the problem is...


Now try actually reading the alt text of the comic.
by lunarul
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106538
Views: 41593652

Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe I missed someone already posting this, but at this point I think it's fairly obvious what some of the signs over the letters mean:
- single line is a period (speeches 3, 4, 5, 7)
- double line is an exclamation mark (speech 8)
- circle is a question mark (speeches 1, 2)
by lunarul
Thu May 23, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106538
Views: 41593652

Re: 1190: "Time"

they just went through it, so it's not an enclosure.. so if it's a fence, it's pretty useless.
it looks exactly like a vineyard to me and the height is just as I know it from my own family's vineyard..
by lunarul
Fri May 17, 2013 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106538
Views: 41593652

Re: 1190: "Time"

wow, 4 newpix on one page.. guess the OTT is dead
by lunarul
Thu May 02, 2013 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106538
Views: 41593652

Re: 1190: "Time"

Pfhorrest wrote:It's totally understandable for a 30-day-old to have never seen a tide before, or not know how many rivers there are in the world.

I'm sure nobody really knows how many rivers there are in the world.
by lunarul
Thu May 02, 2013 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106538
Views: 41593652

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, they walk pretty darn slow, so that's one sluggish river. I'm a bit disappointed that nobody has calculated the estimated discharge of the river yet, based on an estimate of the width of the river and Megan's assumptions. Uh, yeah, so you can just leave me out of any discussions a...
by lunarul
Thu May 02, 2013 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106538
Views: 41593652

Re: 1190: "Time"

First thing first: 1) Where are M&C ? a- some fantasy world, nothing like anything we know b- some fantasy world with lots of similarities with earth (but still, no wind, etc.) Somehow like 1110's... c- earth (nowadays), that would explain the Ikea (see 4) d- ear...
by lunarul
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106538
Views: 41593652

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just in case nobody mentioned this theory before: I think this IS an April Fool's joke, but not for this year; it's building up to April 1st 2014!
by lunarul
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106538
Views: 41593652

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:There needs to be a redirect from http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/OTC to http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/One_True_Comic. I had a quick look, but I can't figure out how to do that.

Done. My one contribution to the wiki
by lunarul
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106538
Views: 41593652

Re: 1190: "Time"

Those who believe it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern should be drug into the street and shot. There is a finite number of Pixels in a Frame, so there is a finite number of Frames, so there is a finite number of permutations of those Frames, so if the Comic continues endlessly it i...
by lunarul
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106538
Views: 41593652

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm anticipating that the zoom out will show them stranded on a desert island
by lunarul
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 44708

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

I don't understand this discussion. Those are all subjective descriptions of quantities (or even volume in some contexts of "handful") that usually mean you don't know the actual number (or don't feel like saying it). None of those can be tied to specific numbers (except for "couple&q...
by lunarul
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 32518

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

I'm just bothered that Randall says in the alt-text that his definition of "nerds" holds them as a subset of "geeks," but his Venn diagram clearly suggests a population of nerds that are not geeks. Whatever everyone's opinions on the final matter of geeks v. nerds, that is a sma...
by lunarul
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 44718

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

Tried asking 10 random strangers to pick a number between 1 and 100. Got these answers: 69, 1000, 30, 55, 4, 27, 25, 24, 7, 17
It's a very small sample, but I see 3 numbers ending in 7.
by lunarul
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 48553

Re: "Asteroid" discussion

I don't know about the English translation, but I read the Romanian translation and the book was great... It's not really a children's book, it's more a book for adults who never gave up on being children.
by lunarul
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 50539

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

Isn't the equation missing a constant? The Fermotic constant, "F"? The units don't actually cancel out exactly. the 18000 for example is people, the 80 is number of errrrm.... "events", shall we call them Lays. They are two completely different units and don't cancel each other ...
by lunarul
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 50539

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

Adjusting for my city's density of 22040 / sq mi and to the real average duration of sex according to studies I read recently (6 minutes), then there's someone within 286 m from me having sex right now... I should find a correct estimation of instances per year, too.
by lunarul
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0559: "No Pun Intended"
Replies: 156
Views: 36186

Re: "No Pun Intended" Discussion

There's a reason why dammit has an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary and damnit doesn't Don't know where you get your sources, but in my research, the Oxford English Dictionary was the only main dictionary that didn't have an entry for "dammit". Oxford Dictionary: http://www.askoxfor...
by lunarul
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0528: "Windows 7"
Replies: 222
Views: 53296

Re: "Windows 7" discussion

Well, no. Vista is far more stable than XP. No blue screens in a year of use. I have never seen a blue screen in Windows XP 32bit. Never. And I've been using XP for many years. It is true, however, that I have seen quite a lot of blue screens on XP x64 (in less than a year). I don't really get the ...
by lunarul
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0503: "Terminology"
Replies: 292
Views: 43765

Re: Terminology

If the Earth were flat then we wouldn't really have this issue. But then our compasses wouldn't work, haha. Not really. "The West" would still be to Randall's east. http://www.lookpic.com/files/flat_world1.gif EDIT: yes, I know Greenland doesn't look like that on a related topic I'm guilt...
by lunarul
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 25413

Re: "Spore" Discussion

I see there is a lot of confusion about the word "pirating". There has been a lot of work put into making Americans think that downloading copyrighted material is pirating. This is not true! Pirating is cracking the game and sharing it with the world. We are not pirates. CORE and UCF and o...
by lunarul
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 25413

Re: "Spore" Discussion

Bloobeard wrote:I preferred MOO2 to Alpha Centuri

Agreed... MOO2 was a great game.

I never played the original Populous, but I loved Populous: The Beginning.
by lunarul
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 25413

Re: "Spore" Discussion

I wasted a lot of hours on spore... I am still at my first game (trying to beat the space phase) and I am really excited thinking about what I will do different in the next game. There are three possible outcomes to each phase, unlocking various 'powers' for the next phases. I will be playing this g...
by lunarul
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0396: "The Ring"
Replies: 90
Views: 21160

Re: "The Ring" Discussion

xkcd wrote:On the other hand, poor Samara -- transcoded to FLV. No one deserves that.

Who's Samara? Don't you mean Sadako?

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