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by davidy22
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain xkcd is complete!
Replies: 12
Views: 8618

Re: Explain xkcd is complete!

And we cleared 10 million views a few days ago! Hooray for arbitrary milestones!

http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.p ... Statistics
by davidy22
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain xkcd is complete!
Replies: 12
Views: 8618

Re: Explain xkcd is complete!

Don't tell me you've never needed to look us up, have you? Not all of us lived our childhood in the US. Except I'm not actually American. And given the not-uncommon references to US culture, I'd figure that foreigners like me would need it about as much. You created a wiki for people that you think...
by davidy22
Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain xkcd is complete!
Replies: 12
Views: 8618

Re: Explain xkcd is complete!

Menacing Spike wrote:
davidy22 wrote:Don't tell me you've never needed to look us up, have you?


Not all of us lived our childhood in the US.


Except I'm not actually American.


And given the not-uncommon references to US culture, I'd figure that foreigners like me would need it about as much.
by davidy22
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain xkcd is complete!
Replies: 12
Views: 8618

Re: Explain xkcd is complete!

Don't tell me you've never needed to look us up, have you?
by davidy22
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain xkcd is complete!
Replies: 12
Views: 8618

Explain xkcd is complete!

Less than a year after its launch, the explain xkcd wiki has an explanation for every comic!* Come revel in our majesty and helpfulness! Humility too! Feel free to chat in our discussion pages, or add stuff to some of our less-amazing-but-still-good explanations! http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/inde...
by davidy22
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

So I just accidentally went to page 1 and noticed that the OP has the updating image, not the first image. :( Yes. when originally posted they did not know the image would change, so it pointed to xkcd rather than saving the image on EC. This is why the real first frame may be lost. Yeah, and some ...
by davidy22
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

There was a HUGE error on the explainxkcd and xkcd-time wikis where about 60 files had the wrong name. I am currently correcting that. Cool, thanks! I should maybe start helping out with the wiki as well. If you do want to help, The Book of Time needs working on. Gaaaah why fork we both do the same...
by davidy22
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 148187

Re: 1193: Externalities

Anyone wanna help push the thing over the $50000 mark, to see the dog grow? I'm pretty darned sure the dog grows again at 50000, it's a nice round number.
by davidy22
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, is there no image for 9:00 today?
by davidy22
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, is there a new animated gif? Primis seems to be down, and I need a single GIF for wiki purposes. The problem is that any animated gif is going to be several megabytes by the time this comic is completely finished (I'm guessing at least 1000 frames at this point). And it will also be several min...
by davidy22
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, is there a new animated gif? Primis seems to be down, and I need a single GIF for wiki purposes. The problem is that any animated gif is going to be several megabytes by the time this comic is completely finished (I'm guessing at least 1000 frames at this point). And it will also be several min...
by davidy22
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, is there a new animated gif? Primis seems to be down, and I need a single GIF for wiki purposes.
by davidy22
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, is there an animated gif of all the images so far? Not aubronwood, an actual single animated gif.
by davidy22
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, the auto-updating GIF seems to be unavailable for me. Anyone got an up-to-date GIF of the thing? The Book of Aubron: http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/ I have really specific needs. I actually need a single file, not a bunch of images chained together with javascript magic. Unfortunate that Primis see...
by davidy22
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have really specific needs. I actually need a single file, not a bunch of images chained together with javascript magic. Unfortunate that Primis seems to be down. So what you're asking for is a list of the image files? Maybe in a nice convenient tabular format and perhaps kept (fairly) up to date...
by davidy22
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, the auto-updating GIF seems to be unavailable for me. Anyone got an up-to-date GIF of the thing? The Book of Aubron: http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/ I have really specific needs. I actually need a single file, not a bunch of images chained together with javascript magic. Unfortunate that Primis see...
by davidy22
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, the auto-updating GIF seems to be unavailable for me. Anyone got an up-to-date GIF of the thing?
by davidy22
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 148187

Re: 1193: Externalities

Is there any one place where each company that has been discovered is listed? Was going to try for Berkshire Hathaway Dollar Tree at some point but I'd rather do one we haven't seen yet. Yes, actually! The explainxkcd wiki! We've done a good job of documenting frames already, still chugging away ri...
by davidy22
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 148187

Re: 1193: Externalities

Randall really hates wikis. He's directed multiple surges towards Wikipedia, and he's hammered us at explain xkcd so many times. Please don't vandalize Wikipedia, they're only trying to do us a service.
by davidy22
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE MADNESS GOES
Replies: 315
Views: 68325

Re: THE RECKONING cometh

This amount of chaos, and Randall hasn't even released his April 1st comic yet. The chaos incoming will truly be of gargantuan proportions. OH THE HUGE MANATEE.
by davidy22
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

Aaaand the explainxkcd wiki is back up! Please don't DDoS us again!
by davidy22
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

So the explainxkcd wiki is down after the hard drive filled up. We uploaded too many images. Urrrrrrp.

Plus all the edits and meta stuff around the images that sent the wiki belly-up, and the fact that it's probably going into swap space to handle all the requests it's getting.
by davidy22
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1192: "Humming"
Replies: 53
Views: 10790

Re: 1192: "Humming"

The wiki is dying from the combined traffic resulting from this comic and the continued DDoS from Time. Oh, the lags.
by davidy22
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

An overview of the last 2000+ posts on this thread Feel Free to Bump Countdown to next update: http://www.webcountdown.de/?a=gxMXfoy Latest frame (auto updates) : http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png Live updating GIF: http://primis.org/time/output.gif More complex program (with manual controls and...
by davidy22
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

An overview of the last 2000+ posts on this thread Feel Free to Bump Countdown to next update: [spoiler] http://www.webcountdown.de/?a=gxMXfoy Latest frame (auto updates) : http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png Live updating GIF: http://primis.org/time/output.gif More complex program (with manual co...
by davidy22
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

Also, a little trivia from the page hits rankings on the explainxkcd wiki: 1. Main Page‏‎ (877,791 views) 2. 1110: Click and Drag‏‎ (116,301 views) 3. 1190: Time‏‎ (74,809 views) 4. List of all comics‏‎ (58,092 views) 5. 1094: Interview‏‎ (34,641 views) 6. 1090: Formal Languages‏‎ (32,214 views) 7. ...
by davidy22
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

Nah, ours isn't the product of a script. We do the image collection manually, and write narration and discussion of the comic on the side. It's a complete archive, and I can't help but notice that we tend to be at least half and hour ahead of aubronwood with our updates. Our servers are getting thr...
by davidy22
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

<plug>Or you could come see our archived records on the explainxkcd wiki, lovingly hand-crafted and time-stamped for your convenience! http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php?title=1190:_Time</plug> YEAH!! AWESOME!!!! Well... if they actually worked. (*COUGH* http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/ *COUGH*) ...
by davidy22
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

It seems like the coding of #1190 has been slightly modified to obscure the URL. We're going to have to be careful from here on out to make sure we grab all of the images! Anybody who's written a code to directly grab the image URL from xkcd and link to it may have issues keeping their programs up ...
by davidy22
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

If the updates dropped to 1 (or preferably 2) hourly, then I could see it going on forever, but I think making assumptions of eternity based on less than 3 days worth of updates is a little premature! If you removed premature, unfounded assumptions about the nature of this comic from this thread, I...
by davidy22
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

RANDALL.

PLEASE.

STOP.

THE WIKI SERVER IS DYING.

HAVE MERCY.
by davidy22
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

411 posts in less than a day, and over 650 people reading the thread. Is this breaking any XKCD records? Well, I don't know about overall, but as far as the mind-bendingly huge ones go, yes. "Umwelt" only got to page 7 on the first day, and even "Click-and-Drag" only got to page...
by davidy22
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey guys, just so you know, we have all the comic images so far indexed by times at http://www.explainxkcd.com. Although the impact of all the people coming to our site from xkcd and refreshing constantly is really hurting. Oh the huge manatee, all the server errors.
by davidy22
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

Every image so far has been stored on the wiki. Sometimes it switches back to one of the prior images, like it just did a few seconds ago.
by davidy22
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48704556

Re: 1190: "Time"

Us at the explainxkcd wiki are documenting the images as best as we can. It feels like we're being DDoSed, the amount of visitors we're getting right now.
by davidy22
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Vote for XKCD!
Replies: 2
Views: 3335

Vote for XKCD!

There's a webcomic tournament called mix march madness. People can vote for their favorite webcomics, or they can donate money to add votes to their webcomic's ballot. All donations go to charity. Right now, XKCD is up against a webcomic called Sandra and Woo: don't let them beat us! http://www.comi...
by davidy22
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: One line indecipherable cipher
Replies: 6
Views: 3768

Re: One line indecipherable cipher

Well, here's the one other clue I have then: Herman Cain's Insanity. I *did* say I suspected it was tampered with. I do know that there are historical relics that players can get in the game, like Brutus's knife and the Watergate Files, so that might mean that there's a reward for solving the clue. ...
by davidy22
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: One line indecipherable cipher
Replies: 6
Views: 3768

Re: One line indecipherable cipher

Yeah, the clues are handed out randomly. That's the only clue that I have in it's original form; I *do* have another clue, but I suspect a part of it has been concealed from me by the person who received it as an act of deliberate sabotage. Politically themed roleplay, eh. I thought the 16 meant it ...
by davidy22
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: One line indecipherable cipher
Replies: 6
Views: 3768

One line indecipherable cipher

Alright, so the indecipherable part might be hyperbole, but I have no idea how to solve this accursed thing. I am in a politically themed roleplay currently, and the GM has recently begun releasing clues that are supposed to aid us with something. Currently, I have this: 16: SUR-10000PBH+1HPN-25 Uni...

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