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by pdg
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 25269

Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

This reminded me of the techniques used on the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum, where "1" was often replaced by PI/PI and "0" by PI-PI. The BASIC programs were tokenized on entry and stored in tokenized form. Numeric literals were stored as an escape byte followed by four bytes of floating...
by pdg
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

Like the 40, we emerge, blinking, into a new world.

A *changed* world.

Our journey to that world was pretty amazing, too.
by pdg
Fri May 03, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging. It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here. Yeah, this thread has a...
by pdg
Fri May 03, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yikes, had a 12-ish NP mini blitz to deal with. I'm *puff* not *gasp* used *collapse* to this sort of exertion... The Outside is a cruel taskmaster indeed. Congealed replies (mmm, ketchup): Well this is weird: http://forums.xkcd.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=403057 Google Bot has finally...
by pdg
Thu May 02, 2013 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

I was not aware of any OTC drinking games! These sound awesome ^.^ If probably a little slow if you're waiting for actions on each newpic... Not slow at all. The ingenious designers have used every tiny damn thing as a trigger. Reminds me of the time I added a drinking game trigger where you had to...
by pdg
Thu May 02, 2013 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

Urp. 493/500 (perilously close to NP501, too). That's what I get for hitting the coma-couch. :|
by pdg
Wed May 01, 2013 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't know how a computer can high five, but I'll try to imagine it. ... Nope. Can't. Whatever, yay for Abney Park! Eject your CD tray, I'll slap it. That sounded kinkier than I intended. Do HAL 9000s even have CD trays? Yes. And ethernet ports, if you catch my drift. We can do a little... networ...
by pdg
Wed May 01, 2013 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

This may be somewhat heretical, but, since the gift of the OTC, I find myself far less interested in the Lord's regular MWF offerings. Please don't stone me. I don't have any stones, and I actually think that way too. Are we the majority or the minority? Time to find out... I wouldn't say I'm less ...
by pdg
Wed May 01, 2013 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

"Yes" "Yes what?" I'll be the one to state the maybe obvious here: "Yes," the River 1 is actually emptying in to the Sea 2 . *ducks for cover* 1 small 2 BIG Hum, I'd think the obvious is "Yes, there are other rivers". Thou art a prophet! :o
by pdg
Wed May 01, 2013 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

There will be a pot of gold at the end of this Time-rainbow. Unfortunately, it will all be in black and white, so we'll theorise that it's banana fudge souffle or something. My money would be on "something". I'd prefer bacon 1 , but on past experience it'll probably end up with the indesc...
by pdg
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

Montov wrote:And doesn't it look like the landscape of the first frame?!?


It certainly does. A *lot*.
by pdg
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

I wonder where the notwater will lead them? What revelations will be shown to us!?
by pdg
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

THE SEA IS BIG!

Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to the Sea.
by pdg
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

So...cold... Everything...fading...
by pdg
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

What happens if somebody with a position above Pope gets the top reply on a page? Do they get temporarily demoted, or does the Papacy go to the second reply? The Pope is at the top of the Timewaiter Hierarchy, so that situation can't happen. If you're talking about things like Saint, those are only...
by pdg
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

2x4s, rope, a weight.

I'm thinking trebuchet. :)

On another note, all this BTTF talk gave me the sad realization that we are now almost as far away from 1985 as 1985 was from 1955. WHERE DID THE TIME GO!?
by pdg
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0039: "Hockey Puck"
Replies: 36
Views: 16373

Re: What-If 0039: "Hockey Puck"

jgh wrote:Whatsa BB gun, and what are BBs?


BBs are basketballs, and a BB gun is a cannon which shoots them at great speed.

(Disclaimer: some of the above may be false. Though it would make for quite a spectacle, especially if they were fired at hypersonic speeds.)
by pdg
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 138031

Re: 1193: Externalities

I'm kind of sad to see that nobody from Phoenix did any better than my 399 score from random button mashing. Then again, it's not exactly a school full of computer wizzes, so random button mashing was probably the best we could do around here. xD Buy lottery tickets. That was crazy lucky. :D I have...
by pdg
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 138031

Re: 1193: Externalities

I'm kind of sad to see that nobody from Phoenix did any better than my 399 score from random button mashing. Then again, it's not exactly a school full of computer wizzes, so random button mashing was probably the best we could do around here. xD Buy lottery tickets. That was crazy lucky. :D I have...
by pdg
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 138031

Re: 1193: Externalities

zxcs wrote:the alma mater list is now [mostly] filled with spam at and past ~412 :(


So it's kind of like an analogy to the Internet itself: once the exclusive plaything of government and academia, now open to all and filled with spam and porn? :wink:
by pdg
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm perfectly willing to admit that the Waiting over the last eight days may have melted my brain, but what they're building is starting to look to me like the top of a submarine. Am I just losing it? I wait. But it's black. Not yellow. Black is the new yellow. And every other color in XKCD, too, c...
by pdg
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Morning all, Congratulations Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer Helper. As Cardinals do eow get to wear fancy robes? And perhaps an cape? ic always reckon-did the Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer should have something cooler than the popemobile. perhaps an mechanized walker like at the end of A...
by pdg
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Freiberg wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:after less than an page?


If I stick around, I may-did get addicted and get no sleep at all tonight. :-P


Addiction is a certainty.
by pdg
Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

So maybe I missed the discussion, be anyone else concerned the rock that be-did tossed in frame 231 woll land on her head? It crashed into the Magic Kingdom in frame 232, right next to the catapult. Ah, somehow missed that. I just assumed it be-did floating outside of view, ready to strike at any m...
by pdg
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

I fear now for the future, for I have become accustomed to the rhythmic beat of the newpix, and no longer worry about the destination because the journey is so fascinating. I no longer want the answer to "are we there yet?" to ever be "yes". But I know that one day, it shall be s...
by pdg
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Sano wrote:So we all agree that sleep be a coma/depriving oneself of existence?


It deprives one of Time. And Time is everything.

Every. Thing.
by pdg
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Location: Jupiter Totally OT: be-did not you supposed to be going to Iapetus? How'd you end up at Jupiter?!? Missed a left turn at Albuquerque, more than likely. It tin only be attributable to human error. Until computers start programming themselves, there will always be human error. And when the ...
by pdg
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

KarMann wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Location: Jupiter

Totally OT: be-did not you supposed to be going to Iapetus? How'd you end up at Jupiter?!?


Missed a left turn at Albuquerque, more than likely.
by pdg
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

I be prættig sure this needle-pulled thing jumped the shark a good 163 pages ago.. and then at some point that shark be-did crushed to death by friendly beflame from a catapult 'friendly beflame' Nothing be-did friendly about it. After all, we be-did fighting the cancerbabies. Semencaffeinated baco...
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

That's some solid engineering right there. Proper job on those arches, sir.
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Envelope Generator wrote:
Helper wrote:Except, with this type of desturction, I don't see how the beach woll be level, if it be supposed to loop...


This be where the nukes come in.


Followed by a very long period where we wait for the elements to turn the lumpy glass back into sand.
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Eh, this doth not rise to the level of treason. Or even heresy. Everyone kens the truth; if we could beflame tiny trebuchets at Magic Kingdoi, we all woll-did in an instant ... er, a fraction of a newpix, that be. But not when we built them! Other's! We woll-did destroy other's Magic Kingdoi! Hones...
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

The last few newpix have been real cliff-hangers, served out in 1NP episodes. Who threw that?! Where will it hit?! WTF Megan!? Oh noes it's going to hit the bridge! Now what? Like watching Friday SOAPnet*, but with considerably better acting. (* my wife likes soaps. I'm more of a shower gel person, ...
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

*******RAGE*******

You broke our bloody bridge! It's so ON now! BRING IT!
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

be-done go-done for roughly 48 newpix. Have no idea hwæt's going on here, definitely not going to catch up on 50 new pages :shock: Any suggestions on how I tin catch up quickly on the important points? Added before actually sending: Oh. Just read the wiki. Oh. CaffeinatedSemenBabyBaconTrebuchets. W...
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

pdg wrote:
Sappharos wrote:We have a lot of information about the trajectory there, tin someone predict where it woll hit?


I call middle of the big tower to the right of the two arches.


Or maybe not.
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Sappharos wrote:Image

hwæt tin he do?


Grab a flag and take a swing!
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

I felt inspired.
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Sappharos wrote:We have a lot of information about the trajectory there, tin someone predict where it woll hit?


I call middle of the big tower to the right of the two arches.
by pdg
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106213
Views: 37871414

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

The newpic cometh!

INCOMING!!!!

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