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by scottgoblue314
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671728

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Cecil wrote:And done.

I had to scale it down by a factor of 8, to 20736 x 9984. I can generate bigger images, but my computer (8GB RAM) almost crashed trying to open the scaled-down-by-4 one. I'll post it in a sec.


Cecil: King of the Nerds. Long live the King! Long live the King!
by scottgoblue314
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671728

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Also, has anyone identified top/bottom edges yet? If it's solid black or white I guess you couldn't tell by looking at it. I tried going straight up in the beginning but couldn't really tell you if I got anywhere, since I didn't count strokes going up and down. Some characters (to the left of the M...
by scottgoblue314
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671728

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Also, has anyone identified top/bottom edges yet? If it's solid black or white I guess you couldn't tell by looking at it. I tried going straight up in the beginning but couldn't really tell you if I got anywhere, since I didn't count strokes going up and down. Some characters (to the left of the Ma...
by scottgoblue314
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671728

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I went left, found the tunnels, made mental notes to explore then ones that I bypassed, and ended up climbing out to the Mario level and continued right to the edge. No idea what else is in the tunnels (I found the facebook bit, the Minecraft Creeper, a really sad looking guy in the farthest southea...
by scottgoblue314
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1100: "Vows"
Replies: 53
Views: 19378

Re: 1100:" Vows"

It may be the greatest High School misdirection play, but it still looses the overall to The Annexation of Puerto Rico.
by scottgoblue314
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"
Replies: 187
Views: 55151

Re: 1087: "Cirith Ungol"

Seven comments in, and I see no one cares to explain what Cirith Ungol is. Yes, the alt-text is funny, and the art is kinda nice, I guess, but otherwise this is flying way over my head. I was going to give you a hard time about not having the nerd-cred to know a LotR reference, but then I remembere...
by scottgoblue314
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 50589

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

Qaanol wrote:This new comic 1071, being named “exoplanets.png” has broken comic 786, which was also named “exoplanets.png”.


Does anyone else find it odd that the comic displaying all 786 planets broke comic 786, "Exoplanets"?
by scottgoblue314
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 50458

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

"Unless all THREE of them agree." I see what you did there. I have always thought of it as: 2-Couple (because, come on) 3-few (three letters) 4-some (four letters) 5-handful (five fingers) 6,7,8,9-several (in the area of SEVen) Though I can't honestly say how well I stick to that in practi...
by scottgoblue314
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1019: "First Post"
Replies: 76
Views: 21083

Re: 1019: "First Post"

tech42er wrote:So if ordering comments chronologically or by upvotes doesn't work, then what would Randall suggest? How should news sites order their comments?

(Asking for a friend, who runs a popular news site with moderated, but anonymous, comments)


I think this is what he has in mind: http://xkcd.com/810/
by scottgoblue314
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0939: "Arrow"
Replies: 87
Views: 23041

Re: 0939: "Arrow"

No lie, I have a boomerang right next to me from my dad's work trip to Australia a month ago. Since he got back, I've had this song stuck in my head, which I hadn't listened to in probably ten years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAYmk9Qb9Dc

Thanks Randall!
by scottgoblue314
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 68389

Re: 0931: Lanes

Stand Up to Cancer is a nice sentiment, but people with more time, money, and organizational skills than myself need to launch a mega research fundraiser called "Cancer: Fuck that Shit." That said, I also know too many people who's lives have been flipped upside-down by their kids' cancer....
by scottgoblue314
Fri May 06, 2011 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0895: "Teaching Physics"
Replies: 112
Views: 32213

Re: 0895: "Teaching Physics"

The way my high school physics teacher explained it, imagine space-time as a 3-D grid of strings. Thread a balloon into the middle, and inflate it to represent gravitational mass. The distortion of the strings is gravity.
by scottgoblue314
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 24803

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

For me, the worst sin a musician can commit is to open a song with one of those brilliant, instantly recognizable opening licks. "Ice Ice Baby" and "All summer Long" are the worst. What makes it even more annoying than the theft itself is that with the exception of "Can't To...
by scottgoblue314
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0766: "Green Flash"
Replies: 82
Views: 24441

Re: "Green Flash" Discussion

Well if no one else is saying it, I will: "Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba, Sithi uhm ingonyama."

That's three moments in three days for me. Time to go watch The Lion King.
by scottgoblue314
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 50639

Re: "Dilution" discussion

I guess this will end up as the official page since it has the correct title, so here it goes again:

Hold on, since homeopaths believe that the dilution cures the same symptoms that the concentration causes, wouldn't they use dilute semen as a means of terminating pregnancy?
by scottgoblue314
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 50639

Re: "Homeopathy" Discussion

Wait wait wait if homeopaths believe that the dilution cures the symptoms exhibited by healthy individuals who are administered the concentration, wouldn't homeopaths use dilute semen as a means of terminating pregnancy?
by scottgoblue314
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 72593

Re: " One Two" Discussion

One of my CompSci professors always said that the only interesting numbers were zero, one, and infinity. Of course, as the comic on Navajo binary told us, some "primitive" cultures didn't have a word for zero.
by scottgoblue314
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0716: "Time Machine"
Replies: 112
Views: 23766

Re: "Time Machine" Discussion

Best part about this comic? I JUST finished watching Inglourious Basterds. The Bear Jew has a time machine! If I had one, I'd try to find a way to keep my mom's dad from dying so young. Died when my mom was 10. Then I'd bounce around a bit to finally solve some of those "we'll never know" ...
by scottgoblue314
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0709: "I Am"
Replies: 152
Views: 46180

Re: "I Am" Discussion

Alright, I'll say it - "Get out of my head!" And, yes, there is a reason for it. The other day I was visiting my younger cousins, and one of them just got the "Lego Star Wars" video game. During "Return of the Jedi," every time C-3PO got hit, my cousin yelled, "sto...
by scottgoblue314
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0689: "First Design"
Replies: 141
Views: 51691

Re: "First Design" Discussion

helo darqness wrote:I get it some kind of Rube Goldberg contraption.

But thats it. Is this some kind of inside joke again?


Not a Rube Goldberg, just Robowars. It isn't complicated like a Rube Goldberg.
by scottgoblue314
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0689: "First Design"
Replies: 141
Views: 51691

Re: "First Design" Discussion

What is it pushing in the last panel?

Also, brilliant.
by scottgoblue314
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0674: "Natural Parenting"
Replies: 100
Views: 23701

Re: "Natural Parenting" Discussion

I like how nine months became "soon." What did they do with the first kid in the meantime?
by scottgoblue314
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0669: "Experiment"
Replies: 99
Views: 25969

Re: "Experiment" Discussion

"Infinite plane of uniform density" immediately made me think of the Monolith. ACC strikes again!
by scottgoblue314
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0654: "Nachos"
Replies: 96
Views: 26006

Re: "Nachos" Discussion

Ah GeoCities, now officially the Neanderthal of the early internet. Computers may not have an F=ma, but natural selection rears its ugly head from time to time. Sort of. Not really. Okay time for this metaphor to die as well. Anyway, I think if you're gaming on Wi-Fi a microwave is a fairly insignif...
by scottgoblue314
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 37506

Re: "So Bad It's Worse" Discussion

Also finally got around to registering because of this one. First of all, I have not seen, nor will I ever attempt to see, the Star Wars Holiday Special. I have, however, sat through Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Horror, indeed. For those of you who say that movie is actually good and doesn't belon...

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