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by m1el
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 20670

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

AAaaaaaa! The cursor is wrong :(
by m1el
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1751: "Movie Folder"
Replies: 57
Views: 11822

Re: 1751: "Movie Folder"

Titanic XCVIII?

Image

Edit: updated link because the old one died
by m1el
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1667: "Algorithms"
Replies: 49
Views: 11883

1667: "Algorithms"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/algorithms.png Title text: There was a schism in 2007, when a sect advocating OpenOffice created a fork of Sunday.xlsx and maintained it independently for several months. The efforts to reconcile the conflicting schedules led to the reinvention, within the cells of the s...
by m1el
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"
Replies: 157
Views: 74850

Re: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"

A lens that spreads out parallel light seems to violate conservation of étendue. For the input, area times angle is 0 since the angle is 0. But the output is not zero. The formula for étendue is not using an angle directly, but cosine of an angle, so it's fine. I still don't get the argument. If yo...
by m1el
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 37391

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

http://fiddle.jshell.net/1a8fnc30/4/show/

So I decided to visualize the link graph of this comic.
Looks very complex for me.

Edit: fixed link directions
by m1el
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0106: "Ink Molecules"
Replies: 43
Views: 12236

Re: What-If 106: "Ink Molecules"

I counted black pixels on this image:
Image
And indeed there are 161 black pixels.
by m1el
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1334: "Second"
Replies: 47
Views: 14278

Re: 1334: "Second"

Twice, I found useful result on 8th+ page only. No kidding, once I was looking for music video "Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters" and I did not find it in proper quality until 8th page, on some shitty German file dumpster. The second time I was looking for a free textbook 0321749006 , and fir...
by m1el
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1321: "Cold"
Replies: 517
Views: 90950

Re: 1321: "Cold"

It divides humans' (safely) survivable temperature range neatly into a one-hundred base. What's not to like? Humans can change over time, and this temperature range is "survivable" depending on many factors. 0°F with 130% humidity can easily kill you if you're not wearing any warm clothes...
by m1el
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 61586

Re: 1196: "Subways"

I would love to see this for Europe, including Europe side of Russia... Afaik, there are no public subways in Russia between cities, but here are some subway maps: Russia: Moscow: http://www.artlebedev.ru/everything/metro/map2/ Other cities: http://www.karta-metro.ru/ Ukraine: Kyiv: http://100realt...
by m1el
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107233
Views: 50073725

Re: 1190: "Time"

daef wrote:
daef wrote:apropos playing with expectations...:
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//i can haz expectations?



srsly - nobody?

It's hex(rot13(a_secret_string)) a really secret string MWyqayetJqc
by m1el
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"
Replies: 92
Views: 20562

Re: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"

Fun fact: there is a video on youtube I had to remaster to watch it with pleasure.
by m1el
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0007: "Everybody Out"
Replies: 350
Views: 63334

Re: What-if 0007: Everybody Out

I don't know why, but there is a very effective space launch method which is not mentioned in this "what-if". And, IMO, it's easier than nuclear propulsion.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launch_loop
by m1el
Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1089:"Internal Monologue"
Replies: 89
Views: 24619

Re: 1089:"Internal Monologue"

Every time this happens to me, in the end I ask myself: if one is trying to use logic for social interactions such as eye contact, gestures and mimics, is it a definite sign of Aspenger's?

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