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by Two9A
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3157502

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

As of next month, archive copies of Acts of Parliament will cease to be printed on vellum, saving £80,000 in costs. Priorities. We has them. See, this one I'm not so sure about. When the historians look back over the English parliamentary record in five thousand years, they'll be able to pinpoint t...
by Two9A
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

In my capacity as archivist, I think this needs to be here (for when I get around to indexing it): http://xkcdsw.com/dump/nCqs3EQ-sml.png (From http://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/2rm6m7/the_bird_9_the_falcon_9_explained_using_1000/) For what it's worth, I'm only 30 pages back on the archiving...
by Two9A
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1341: "Types of Editors"
Replies: 88
Views: 23487

Re: Types of Editors

You know, at deviantART their editor has "What You Type Is What You Get", or "WYTIWYG". So you can type Hi and make it italic with the toolbar button, or you can type <em>Hi</em>, and get the same result both ways. Any other examples of that, that people have come across?
by Two9A
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Getting about half of this can be done via automation. Ie, building an Image link, poster name, and a link back to the original post. Ordered by posting date, checked to make sure that there aren't duplicates. Maybe even get the posting date to turn into a unix timestamp. Aye, I've experimented wit...
by Two9A
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

No, it's still being updated sometimes, it's just that that's where he's caught up to... he's still got a lot of backlog to work through, and people who keep posting more comics are only making it worse... Is there any way we could help? Are we able to post our own comics up there so we don't contr...
by Two9A
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 15404

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

A wild package appears. Cuttin' it fine on the delivery time! http://xkcdsw.com/dump/20101224-ss-1.jpg http://xkcdsw.com/dump/20101224-ss-2.jpg After much unwrapping and cutting of black tape, we have: http://xkcdsw.com/dump/20101224-ss-3.jpg Tea, copious quantities of tea! Much thanks, whoever (sin...
by Two9A
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 15404

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

I was going to say "let's get this show on the road", but I've been heavily ninja'd, it would seem. As per last year, my recipient will be receiving snail mail formatted as email. Pic: http://xkcdsw.com/dump/ssanta-2010.jpg It's going gone by standard UK-domestic (which narrows down the li...
by Two9A
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 15404

Re: XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange: 2010

Mornin'. This went pretty well last year, I thought, so I'll partake once again. Username : Two9A Okay with receiving packages marked From The Internet : Sure. Hobbies : Reading (sci-fi mainly); writing (sci-fi exclusively); electronics; crazy low-level computing. Favourite colour : Blue or dark gre...
by Two9A
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

So what would be the best way to get them to you? Just post them in here, or put them in a PM to me. As long as you say they're old images for re-inclusion, and not new ones to tack on the end, I'll put them in place. Have you checked to make sure that none of the ones on that list are actually on ...
by Two9A
Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I was just wondering, I noticed that all of my xkcdsws seem to have disappeared from the site, accessing them through the archive produces an error, how come? Sometime last year, the fora software was upgraded; this resulted in a large number of posts losing the links to their images, so I couldn't...
by Two9A
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Right, good afternoon. You may have noticed that the xkcdsw archive is up to date, with the latest posts made here having been archived. With the completion of the archive comes a chance for some basic statistics. http://xkcdsw.com/dump/20101018-date-freq.png This thread was a lot more busy in '09 t...
by Two9A
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Something weird is happening with xkcdsw.com. If you just go to xkcdsw.com it says "404". But if you go to xkcdsw.com/# and put in a number 2659 or lower, it shows you the comic for whatever number you put in. But why isn't it defaulting to the latest comic? Sure, maybe I should check the...
by Two9A
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0730: "Circuit Diagram"
Replies: 254
Views: 94265

Re: "Circuit Diagram" Discussion

CorruptUser wrote:Anyone know what number "brown blue orange" is? Last time Randall had a joke about that, it was the dial-a-song phone number.
16,000 for what it's worth.

Maybe! it's just numbers plucked out of thin air.
by Two9A
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 103908

Re: April Fools 2010 Discussion

Just a quick note. I was so busy catching up to Randall and chromakode yesterday, that I didn't get a chance to actually tell anyone: the Making xkcd slightly worse archive has a CLI too . Because it's "slightly worse", it's DOS 2.0 instead of a Unix, and there are fewer commands (by a lon...
by Two9A
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

So. Last July, it seems that the fora fell over on attachments; a good number are missing from this thread, starting at Page 94 . Having just come across these in the process of indexing the xkcdsw archive, I'm putting them in with the following image: http://imrannazar.com/dump/missing.png If you'r...
by Two9A
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8166570

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

To the person who sent me an xkcdsw poster: much thanks, but there was no indication of any kind as to who sent it, just the number "602284".

This poster might come in useful, though...
by Two9A
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Happy (belated) New Year, all. A status update on the archive: I've just finished indexing page 87, and came across my post saying I'd only indexed up to page 50. It looks like I'm on track to catch up to you guys towards the back end of this year. I referred on page 50 to putting together an "...
by Two9A
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Intel or AT&T assembly syntax?
Replies: 6
Views: 4925

Re: Intel or AT&T assembly syntax?

Sure it's been done before, and countless times outside of these doors, but it's as valid an excuse for drumming up new conflict as any.

For what it's worth, I simply don't see the point of AT&T syntax; Intel all the way. Seeing as how Intel made the chips in question, it only makes sense.
by Two9A
Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

We're talking ff0000 Oh, that's bad. I pity the ff0000. You do know that f00 is a valid alternative to ff0000... And you do know that 12-bit colors can go fuck themselves. And you do know it's the same thing in this case. Well yeah. So is the 3-bit color whose binary representation is 100. Ah, EGA....
by Two9A
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cool Stuff to Learn/Memorize
Replies: 36
Views: 22699

Re: Cool Stuff to Learn/Memorize

Oh, gee. Stuff I knew at one point: ⋅ The name of every country in the world (I could get to maybe half of 'em now); ⋅ Every mnemonic in the 6502 and ARM assembly languages (again, probably 50% retention); ⋅  Namarie (All I've got now is Ai! Laurie lantar lassi-surinen ...
by Two9A
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Year's Resolution
Replies: 22
Views: 2723

Re: New Year's Resolution

I'm hoping at some point next year to finally finish my C64 VT100 emulator, with 80x25 colour text mode, so that's got my vote.
by Two9A
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1642188

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

A conglomeration of archive updates for you all. Firstly, browsing by author and source are now JavaScripted, so you don't get one ridiculously huge list of comics; instead, you can filter by a particular author/source, and see the results in the right-hand pane. Also, I've updated the RSS generator...
by Two9A
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Take a survey for my class project!
Replies: 30
Views: 2378

Re: Take a survey for my class project!

There are an awful lot of 7's in the 1-10 section. Also, would it be worth pointing out that any number (integer or not) can be entered? I had no idea it'd take non-integer values, so I put plain old boring numbers in.
by Two9A
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8166570

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

RT: I just blew £28 on an oscilloscope that "smells like it's burning when you power it up". I'm becoming a damned spendthrift; when did that happen?
by Two9A
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!
Replies: 360
Views: 35394

Re: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

I'll do ya one better than that. http://xkcdsw.com/dump/santa-package.jpg The date is an optimisic timeframe of posting, perhaps, but I'll get around to it sometime next week. Enjoy, whoever you happen to be. Edit : I fully realise that the Message-Id isn't a valid URL, and isn't even supposed to be...
by Two9A
Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!
Replies: 360
Views: 35394

Re: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

This list of questions is getting mildly out of hand... :mrgreen: Question: If you like programming, what languages? would you like to learn a new one? I've always been a low-level kinda guy: assembly, C, C++. What I need is a good introduction to algorithms, but I doubt anyone's willing to buy a wh...
by Two9A
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!
Replies: 360
Views: 35394

Re: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

On a somewhat related topic, would it be recommended/required/expected for a quick note to be sent inside the Santa parcel, denoting who sent it? (May ruin the "Secret" bit somewhat, which is why I ask.)
by Two9A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!
Replies: 360
Views: 35394

Re: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

if it's international post, doesn't it get stamps saying which countries it past through? I see where you're going with this, and I like it... No, it's not like a passport that gets stamped all the time. Just goes direct. Warning: Quote pyramid in progress. To be specific (and perhaps pedantic), it...
by Two9A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!
Replies: 360
Views: 35394

Re: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

The gift I love the most and was (is) my all time favorite was one of those 300-in-1 circuit things that had a bunch of components mounted to a board with spring connectors. Building an AM radio station at age 10 = awesome! So very much this. I got one of these when I was 9 or 10, and spent all day...
by Two9A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Comic Sans
Replies: 57
Views: 21660

Re: Comic Sans

To be fair, I've never seen a sig or document in Papyrus. It doesn't seem to see much common use in the UK; might be more a west-Atlantic thing. Comic Sans continues its pervasive intrusion here, though; I saw a shop front near me the other day written wholly in Comic Sans. Printed on METAL SIGNS; t...
by Two9A
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Googles new programming language: Go
Replies: 33
Views: 2549

Re: Googles new programming language: Go

I browsed quickly through their Effective Go guide, and it looks like iterating over a string will get you the byte position for each character, whether it's Unicode-extended or not. So iterating over "nihongo" (in Japanese) would net you 0, 3, 6 for the byte positions of the three charact...
by Two9A
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!
Replies: 360
Views: 35394

Re: 2009 XKCD Fora Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

Thanks to McCaber for (via my access log) alerting me to this thread. I'll muck in, why not. User Name: Two9A Are you okay with getting packages explicitly stating "from the internet!"/crazily decorated: Packages marked "From the internet" are preferred. Hobbies: I'm a geek, so h...
by Two9A
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 228121

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I used to refer to myself as TripleFault, being an assembly-language geek and having fiddled with writing an OS at the time I was coming up with my first nick. Then I saw a file of "funny .sig's", and spotted this gem: 29A: Hexadecimal of the Beast. The rest is painfully obvious. Lo, I am ...
by Two9A
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3157502

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

In other news, why in the name of all the Gods does my right shoelace come undone? I'm sitting down, not moving, and I've already had to tie my lace three times today.

Some kinda gremlin under my desk or something?
by Two9A
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: can "nothing" exist?
Replies: 122
Views: 43502

Re: can "nothing" exist?

According to SCIENCE, there can never be nothing. Even in a pure vacuum, harder than the one you'd find in interstellar space, there's energy; energy is matter, so you'd have particles popping into existence with a mass of (some), interacting with their anti-particle created at the same time, and va...
by Two9A
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Recommend me a destination
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Re: Recommend me a destination

Not the Moon.

But Istanbul is about the right distance; it'd allow you to hit most of Europe on the way back, and is about 3k miles (as far as I recall). A route generally through the middle of Europe would do ya (I'm good with specifics, I know).
by Two9A
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 133606

Re: PC != Windows

You know, I saw a comment on (our good friend) Slashdot the other day that intrigued me. The gist of it was: what's the point of giving the name "GNU/Linux" if there's no reasonable alternative userland to GNU? Since the only major difference between GNU/Linux and GNU/FreeBSD is the kernel...
by Two9A
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd volume 0 pg1200
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: xkcd volume 0 pg1200

robzy wrote:the alt-text for the turn-signals comic seems to be borked...
Seems to be pretty unequivocal to me. To be fair, the original query made perfect sense from here; perhaps it's too early, and I haven't had my brain tainted by caffeine yet.
by Two9A
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Your personal code library
Replies: 13
Views: 1578

Re: Your personal code library

Mm, I'd guess a good number of us have a "personal debug logging tool" that sees use as a logfile generator. Last time I used mine was with the emulator project, which must be 3 years ago at least by now. Apart from a logger, the only thing I've got that would be of any use in C++ is a plu...
by Two9A
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP questions here :)
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: PHP questions here :)

You know, that's not a half-bad idea. An extension with an inbuilt assembler wouldn't be too tough; the only problem would come in sandboxing the execution. It'd get far too easy to segfault the thing if it was left to roam free over the address lines. Another question: why are PayPal's recurring pa...

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