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by Xantix
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1467: "Email"
Replies: 26
Views: 5607

Re: 1467: "Email"

Maybe, before we rush to adopt email...NOOO!!...it's too late... Mail has been replaced with a simulation of mail. Money is only a simulation of money. Soon reality will be replaced with a simulation. Unless it already has been!!? Who am I talking to? Simulated posters? If reality gets replaced by a...
by Xantix
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1466: "Phone Checking"
Replies: 23
Views: 6805

Re: 1466: "Phone Checking"

webite

1. An inhabitant of an web, particularly spider webs.
2. A contraction of "we" and "bite".

Check your back every 3 minutes for more definitions of "webite"; Engliſh is always changine.
by Xantix
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1453: "fMRI"
Replies: 28
Views: 9300

Re: 1453: "fMRI"

"the removal of jewelry"

I think Black Hat sneaked into this study and gave LSD to the control group.
by Xantix
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1451: "Background Screens"
Replies: 68
Views: 19572

Re: 1451: "Background Screens"

"This Greenland thing could be big."

That Greenland thing is big, almost as big as Africa, just look at any Mercator Map.
by Xantix
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:12 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"
Replies: 94
Views: 40651

Re: What-If 0120: "Alternate Universe What Ifs"

It seems like there was some confusion about the Harvester graph, so let me clear that up. This wasn't a simple repeatable test where they ran the test on Subject #1, followed by Subject #2, etc. In order to save time, they ran one trial on all World Subjects at the same time. At present only the re...
by Xantix
Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1443: "Language Nerd"
Replies: 78
Views: 18179

Re: 1443: "Language Nerd"

English: the "the final frontier".

[redacted]

To legit go all en–dash–adverbed–"legit"–split–infinitive on you.
by Xantix
Mon May 12, 2014 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1367: "Installing"
Replies: 46
Views: 18079

Re: 1367: "Installing"

How much can you store in a cookie? A few links later, 4KB A few links later, WebStorage is just cookies but allows up to 10 to 25 MB. What's the performance impact of Memoizing the full JavaScript and spritesheet of your site as strings in WebStorage? Latency goes down, but Client processing goes u...
by Xantix
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1347: "t Distribution"
Replies: 65
Views: 24256

Re: 1347: "t Distribution"

I was hoping that this was a clever stab at the practices of student and teacher evaluations around where I live. Teachers will often adjust the scores of their students' tests afterwards in order to fit them to a curve. (i.e. some A's, more B's, etc.) Teachers themselves are graded in their perform...
by Xantix
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:08 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0076: "Reading Every Book"
Replies: 54
Views: 16254

Re: What-If 0076: "Reading Every Book"

I got to about 250 before finding "Romeo and Juliet" which I read in school. Although, I can't confirm that it was the same version, especially since Shakespeare very often modified his plays. Although, at about number 190, I got a particular issue of "Astounding Science Fiction"...
by Xantix
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 19517

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

In 1984, TV owned you.

That's why the line was at neutral...thanks to the Ministry of Love no one was smug or embarassed.
by Xantix
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1260: "LD50"
Replies: 46
Views: 12015

Re: 1260: "LD50"

What is the LD50 of "time"? Something around 70 years? Its pretty scary then, because approx. half of the dose has already been administered to me. Considering that most LD50s are determined using laboratory animals, you'd have to use the life expectancy of a white rat, then multiply by t...
by Xantix
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"
Replies: 72
Views: 18421

Re: 1246: "Pale Blue Dot"

Now if you'll bear with me for a moment, this next slide represents your importance in the universe.

"Wait, is that just a picture a fairy cake...Aaaargh"
by Xantix
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1245: "10-Day Forecast"
Replies: 58
Views: 22264

Re: 1245: "10-Day Forecast"

Just as a point of information but as best I understand it, the minus world is not in fact a negative number, but world [blank] - level 1, which displays as world -1. The glitch that reaches it is from trying to find level data in a place where no level data exists, not because the game is sent to ...
by Xantix
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 36869

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

It seems like she went to a lot of effort to break that laptop; Tear it off with both hands, turn it over, and then drop it on the ground. How else do you explain the laptop rotating just one half a turn at that height and the part closest to the joint ending farthest away? (I don't have any laptops...
by Xantix
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Programming Wars [Round 8]
Replies: 420
Views: 75459

Re: Programming Wars [Round 1]

I'll join round 1.

Languages: C#, but also Java, Python, C, C++
Also,I've been starting to learn Oz which seems like a good fit for this constraint problem.
by Xantix
Mon May 20, 2013 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313972

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you get a banana, and in accordance with you wish, that banana is the only OK thing in the world. (Perhaps you meant to say: "That's all I want. OK?"

I wish parens would eventually close themselves.
by Xantix
Mon May 20, 2013 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Backronyms!
Replies: 58
Views: 18760

Re: Backronyms!

by Xantix
Thu May 16, 2013 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: the duplicate game game
Replies: 578
Views: 89497

Re: the duplicate game game

oh yeah,

well, if you do that, then I'm going to have to go back in time and turn Aunt Potato ninety degree. That way she won't be "side"ways and you will look like an idiot to everyone on the internet.
by Xantix
Tue May 14, 2013 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 260511

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

Tomlidich the second wrote:i wish for a duller beard.


Granted. It is now so dull that coral gets bored.

I wish for Italian ice cream.
by Xantix
Tue May 14, 2013 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 846088

Re: Good News, Bad News

Bad News: You apparently also had enough dexterity to stab the needle into your eye...twice. You are now one-eyed and faceless.
by Xantix
Mon May 13, 2013 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Two word connection
Replies: 454
Views: 73913

Re: Two word connection

Headquarters exploded
by Xantix
Wed May 08, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0044: "High Throw"
Replies: 58
Views: 23222

Re: What-If 0044: "High Throw"

To see the Regal Horned Lizard in action, go to the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gEl6TXrkZnk

To lie down, assume a horizontal or resting position.
by Xantix
Wed May 08, 2013 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1209:"Encoding"
Replies: 52
Views: 10709

Re: 1209:"Encoding"

Well, on the bright side, the groundwriter did a good job.

Image
by Xantix
Fri May 03, 2013 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1207: "AirAware"
Replies: 39
Views: 9264

Re: 1207: "AirAware"

Sure there wouldn't be privacy (ok, the illusion of privacy) any more, but on the other hand those drones could come in useful.

"Hey drone, P = NP"

Of course, a 2nd BHG might just ask the following:

"Hey drone, this sentence is inaccurate"
by Xantix
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313972

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Someone else can miraculously solve all your problems. Of course, it wouldn't really count as miraculous unless your problems were so bad that no one could attribute the solving of them to anything but a miracle. In accordance then, you are also granted leprosy, slavery, boils, suicidal ten...
by Xantix
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313972

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

I wish I wish for something to be done about the budget deficit. Granted. You wish for something to be done about the budget deficit. Unfortunately for your wallet, you wished you would pay it off yourself. Your wallet now contains 16.805 trillion dollars less than it did yesterday. Thanks for your...
by Xantix
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where In The World Is Vytron? 7 - CBusAlex wins!
Replies: 709
Views: 139152

Re: Where in the British Isles is Vytron?

Thirded
by Xantix
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106822
Views: 45888298

Re: 1190: "Time"

To anyone wondering about gender-neutral English: http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/11816/is-guy-gender-neutral http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/19074/what-is-a-feminine-version-of-guys?lq=1 http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/76147/gender-neutral-forms?rq=1 basically, 'guy...
by Xantix
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313972

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. His life support costs you $100,000 dollars per year plus expenses. However, after buying his lifeless shell you unwittingly complicated matters: Is it Flicky1991's Quizatzhaderac's lifeless shell? Is it still Quizatzhaderac's even though he is lifeless? What is the soul? Is there life afte...
by Xantix
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313972

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, it's a quantum computer. Every time you measure it, its speed is faster than its speed was the previous time -- it also moves to a random location within five miles after measuring.

I wish Quizatzhaderac could be in many places at once so he can use his new computer.
by Xantix
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: the thread where everything one states includes the letter e
Replies: 34
Views: 3044

Re: the thread where everything one states includes the lett

True, perhaps "Nighttime Satellite Periods" replaces season better. Yet, "Time Period" seems overly general, meaning lighted period, darkness period, seconds, minutes, years, etc. However, the nighttime satellite doesn't completely define the period June, since June encompasses t...
by Xantix
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: the thread where everything one states includes the letter e
Replies: 34
Views: 3044

Re: the thread where everything one states includes the lett

English Like She Be Spoke: The Primer Articles: the, one, some, Ye Subject fillers: he, she, one, someone, we, they, thee, ye, me, her, them, myself, yourself, himself, herself, ourselves, themselves Connecters: yet, then, after, because, before, even, once, since, unless, when, whenever, where, wh...
by Xantix
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1181: "PGP"
Replies: 52
Views: 23891

Re: 1181: "PGP"

And we know its secret because... oh, wait
by Xantix
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: the thread where everything one states includes the letter e
Replies: 34
Views: 3044

Re: the thread where everything one states includes the lett

Give me Liberty else Give me Death Completely futile extenuating the matter, Messieurs. Gentlemen perhaps begin the cheer, Peace, Peace – Yet there be the inverse. The battle already begun! The next sweeping northern gale echoes the beating weapons before the ears! Each brother already entering the...
by Xantix
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 225988

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by Xantix
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: the thread where everything one states includes the letter e
Replies: 34
Views: 3044

Re: the thread where everything one states includes the lett

The Raven Once before the darkness bleary, while he pondered, weakened, weary, Over several strange peculiar pages bearing some forgotten lore -- While he nodded, nearly sleeping, suddenly there came the creeping, Like one person gently peeping, peeping near the chamber fore. " Perhaps some vi...
by Xantix
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 95624

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

by sherlip » 02_26_2013 10:55 pm UTC Am I the only one not getting the 2 3 1 4 0 1 2 3 7 5 67 8 Because it confuses the hell out of me... The digit 0 occurs in position two and five. The digit 1 occurs in position three. The digit 2 occurs in position one, six, and seven. The digit 3 occurs in posi...
by Xantix
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 95624

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

by simcop2387 » 2.26.13:10.21pm UTC Is anyone else mildly upset that he got the roman numerals wrong? MMXII, come on! It's not like he's writing a check. Came to say this too. Thought maybe he was using the Julian Calendar instead, since they were Roman Numerals. But if that were the case, it would...
by Xantix
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25980
Views: 2313972

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You saw this http://www.examiner.com/article/crazy-car-stunts-roof-riders article in the examiner and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, you find out the hard way that you can't ride on top of trucks moving at 140 k/h. For your efforts, you get a Darwin Award. Humanity thanks you. I w...

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