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by neoliminal
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1515: "Basketball Earth"
Replies: 48
Views: 12468

Re: 1515: "Basketball Earth"

The answer is 2 points.
by neoliminal
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1513: "Code Quality"
Replies: 81
Views: 19574

Re: 1513: "Code Quality"

Intuitive? Meh, overrated. What it needs to do is take any input. So, for example, this sentence and produce output. Going to look it up now. Thanks for the heads up. I've heard rumors of languages that, given valid ASCII, would run no matter what. That all input was valid and produced some kind of ...
by neoliminal
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1513: "Code Quality"
Replies: 81
Views: 19574

Re: 1513: "Code Quality"

I've heard rumors of languages that, given valid ASCII, would run no matter what. That all input was valid and produced some kind of output. Since I couldn't find such a language, I started writing one. I call it Garbage . The tagline is "Garbage in, Garbage out." because all valid program...
by neoliminal
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1511: "Spice Girl
Replies: 70
Views: 15243

Re: 1511: "Spice Girl

Tell me what you want, what you really really want...
by neoliminal
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1506: "xkcloud"
Replies: 101
Views: 27694

Re: 1506: "xkcloud"

LINK BACKS... which can only mean one thing.

Invasion.
by neoliminal
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1502: “Wasted Time”
Replies: 21
Views: 5429

Re: 1502: “Wasted Time”

If I could have all the time back I lost from fixing "automatic text" on my swipe keyboard, I'd be a million ... no, wait, I'd be someone with more time.

Dammit, I needed to make that into a money thing at the start of the sentence. Where's the backspace on this keyboard?
by neoliminal
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1490: "Atoms"
Replies: 92
Views: 19002

Re: 1490: "Atoms"

chaoric wrote:The "form" bothers me... I'll just not look at it again and pretend it was fixed (until it actually is fixed).


Tihs.
by neoliminal
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1461: "Payloads"
Replies: 64
Views: 17692

Re: 1461: "Payloads"

There's an unlabeled Vehicle Launch Capacity near the year number 2000.

Anyone know what that is?

Sorry, someone already addressed this.
by neoliminal
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1460: "SMFW"
Replies: 106
Views: 33010

Re: 1460: "SMFW"

Save
Me
From
Work

It's the best internet acronym yet. It's inviting people to distract you!
by neoliminal
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1451: "Background Screens"
Replies: 68
Views: 20301

1451: "Background Screens"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/background_screens.png Title text: No way, we gotta rewind and cross-reference this map with the list of coordinates we saw on the other screen. This Greenland thing could be big. This in no way validates how often I do this. I'm only posting here to show my support for ...
by neoliminal
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1423: "Conversation"
Replies: 33
Views: 7775

Re: 1423: "Conversation"

Obviously since the candle burned down to nothing between those frames we are missing a lot of time from the comic. What happened between those panels is something only you can decide.

I fixed it.

conversation2.gif
Conversation Fix'd
by neoliminal
Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 26543

Re: 1418: "Horse"

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/force

Friendship is a relentless horse.
by neoliminal
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1377: "Fish"
Replies: 288
Views: 40430

Re: 1377: "Fish"

What if we tested our theory about these habitable planets by creating a payload of DNA and a good assortments of early building blocks to shoot over to those planets and see if they take seed. Shouldn't take more than 3 or 4 Billion years to see some results....

...wait a minute.
by neoliminal
Fri May 23, 2014 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1372: "Smartwatches"
Replies: 41
Views: 16997

Re: 1372: "Smartwatches"

It would literally multi-task.
by neoliminal
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 84866

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

Who or what do you think is doing the moderation?

Maybe Mechanical Turk has linkbacks to the comic for .01 cents to see if the last panel is funny? Or is there a secret circle of xkcd'ers doing it for free?
by neoliminal
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 84866

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

I found this after reloading really fast... not sure what it means. Did someone already find this?

Image
by neoliminal
Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1287: "Puzzle"
Replies: 70
Views: 18364

Re: 1287: "Puzzle"

First, this: http://www.chessvariants.org/link2.dir/srchess.html Only serious players understand any of the rules. As for simultaneous chess, it's non-trivial. I have a set of rules that require paradoxes to be resolved by the color of the square the paradox is in. In this hybrid, chess and go, you ...
by neoliminal
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1286: "Encryptic"
Replies: 102
Views: 32100

Re: 1286: "Encryptic"

My password hint is:

Code: Select all

••••••••

Please note that my actual password is:

Code: Select all

"••••••••"
...with the quotes.
by neoliminal
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 32318

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

Obligatory reference to They're Made of Meat

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaFZTAOb7IE
by neoliminal
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 31117

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

Good Rock Paper Scissor players can beat computers although average players lose. lol. You do realize right that there is no such thing as a good rock paper scissors player? Or that writing an algorithm that at least draws against any other player is trivial For a single game, perhaps. In single el...
by neoliminal
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 31117

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

Poker may be closer to competition but it shows the limitations of computers. Good Rock Paper Scissor players can beat computers although average players lose. This has to do with the problems of self analysis of pattern recognition in humans. What is interesting is the programming that goes into pr...
by neoliminal
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 31117

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

Hidden information, like in poker or stratego, are where humans have a huge advantage. Games where there is total access to all information will likely get an edge to the computer once the programmers are given time to understand the problem.

Guessing is hard.
by neoliminal
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1237: "QR Code"
Replies: 64
Views: 22502

Re: 1237: "QR Code"

hey forums.xkcd I need your help

I accidentally the QR Code

what should I do...is this dangerous?
by neoliminal
Fri May 10, 2013 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 39005

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

One of my flash fiction pieces in my book postulates that random noise is the only reasonable signal of intelligent life and we are being blasted with that signal constantly.
by neoliminal
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107135
Views: 48666994

Re: 1190: "Time"

Until leap year, we should keep this thread at 365 pages...

No more posting until then.
by neoliminal
Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1138: "Heatmap"
Replies: 59
Views: 21188

Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Martha Stuart's Furry Living
by neoliminal
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 47572

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

A roundabout in Michigan (where I lived for years) would be insanity given the amount of snow.

Pure, white insanity.
by neoliminal
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1112: "Think Logically"
Replies: 205
Views: 41262

Re: 1112: "Think Logically"

Here are mine: http://www.chessvariants.org/index/mainquery.php?type=Any&orderby=Type&displayauthor=1&displayinventor=1&authorid=JohnLewis&usethisheading=Items+Authored+by+John+Kipling+Lewis of which this variant takes all the complicated rules out of chess. http://www.chessvari...
by neoliminal
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1112: "Think Logically"
Replies: 205
Views: 41262

Re: 1112: "Think Logically"

5. The game ends when one of the players resigns. When shall one resign is subjected to consensus. One must resign when they has no valid "move" to play. What? That's not correct at all. I can have no "valid" move (because of board recursion) and yet still win. I can "pass&...
by neoliminal
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1112: "Think Logically"
Replies: 205
Views: 41262

Re: 1112: "Think Logically"

Here are mine: http://www.chessvariants.org/index/mainquery.php?type=Any&orderby=Type&displayauthor=1&displayinventor=1&authorid=JohnLewis&usethisheading=Items+Authored+by+John+Kipling+Lewis of which this variant takes all the complicated rules out of chess. http://www.chessvaria...
by neoliminal
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1105: "License Plate"
Replies: 91
Views: 30523

Re: 1105: "License Plate"

The one I saw in NYC was:

Code: Select all

MNMNMMN
by neoliminal
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 54110

Re: 1078: "Knights"

The notation is incorrect.:

1. Nf3 ... ↘↘↘ ??
2. Nc3 ... ↘↘↘ !!
0-1
by neoliminal
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1076: "Groundhog Day"
Replies: 107
Views: 25665

Re: 1076: "Groundhog Day"

Reminded me of this very unscientific examination of how longer Bill Murray was trapped in the time loop. http://whatculture.com/film/just-how-many-days-does-bill-murray-really-spend-stuck-reliving-groundhog-day.php And then I thought of this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jaunt This made me thin...
by neoliminal
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1074: "Moon Landing"
Replies: 164
Views: 35403

Re: 1074: "Moon Landing"

michaelmalak wrote:There has already been another fake: 9-11.



Atop 3000 tons of rocket fuel, what do you think was going to happen to them?

You do know that they faked the 'Fake Moon Landing'(TM) to cover up the successful Mars landings.


The Martian landing on Earth, you mean.
by neoliminal
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 38655

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

Vowels are stupid.

We should just get consonant/vowel combinations like the Japanese. So much cooler to ask a question by adding a sound to the end of a sentence, ka?
by neoliminal
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 68193

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

Everyone assumes time travel is hard. It's not. In fact it's trivial. The hard part of time travel isn't temporal at all, it's location. All time travel is relative to the point of departure, which seems simple enough until you realize that the earth is spinning, whipping around the sun and that the...
by neoliminal
Wed May 30, 2012 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 44285

Re: 1061: "EST"

http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php

B Swatch Internet time 000 through 999 [".beats" per day]

Still in use on some game servers. Can't get rid of it now. Well played Swatch, well played.
by neoliminal
Wed May 16, 2012 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Basic math problem I think I'm getting wrong...
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Basic math problem I think I'm getting wrong...

Ah, I see how 28.796 is right, but if I cut the trapezoid to its smallest sides and make that a rectangle of

8.56 and 7.60 the area is 65.056... so it can't be possible that 28 square meters is right. That's a little over a 5m by 5m square.
by neoliminal
Wed May 16, 2012 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Basic math problem I think I'm getting wrong...
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Basic math problem I think I'm getting wrong...

I need the square meters of two trapezoids.

A=20.96
B=8.99
C=12.86
D=8.24

I'm getting 128 m2

The other is

A=8.99
B=7.60
C=8.56
D=7.99

I'm getting 40 m2

What am I doing wrong... or are these right? I can't see how they can be right.

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