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by noneuklid
Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 76077

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

A few people have mentioned VPNs, and I also say Hamachi. Ad hoc FTP and private torrents do just as well, require little knowledge to set up, and require virtually no technical knowledge on the recipient's part -- they just click a link. And that's assuming you both don't have an AIM/MSN client sit...
by noneuklid
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0660: "Sympathy"
Replies: 95
Views: 17000

Re: "Sympathy" Discussion

You know a physicist wrote it when the caption is called an "excellent" recovery.
by noneuklid
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 55861

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

Haha, I tried looking up "TCO cat" in Google, as I didn't know what TCO meant. From context, I'd assume it means something like "Total Cost of Operations" or some other such thing. Quasi-related geeky story: I used to play a game on IRC in a scripting channel where we'd start wr...
by noneuklid
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 29784

Re: "Startled" Discussion

This discussion is amazing.
by noneuklid
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 29784

Re: "Startled" Discussion

Robin S wrote:Black Hat Man has to have weaknesses. It works better as a comic that way.


I always assumed his weakness was being unable to get up if you knocked him flat on his back.
by noneuklid
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 29784

Re: "Startled" Discussion

My first thought when I read this comic was, "I'd better check the forums to see who has taken apart the comic at the file data level, to figure out what's embedded in it." However, "scooch scooch scooch" was pretty funny. (And folks really ought to watch Meet the Robinsons. It's...
by noneuklid
Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 37648

Re: "Kilobyte" Discussion

Forgive me for joining late, but I do have a question about the comic -- what happened in 1980? (Being the first year the industry dropped the size of a kilobyte, in the comic's frame)
by noneuklid
Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0321: "Thighs"
Replies: 194
Views: 40516

Re: "Thighs" Discussion

I wanna make you move
because you're standing still
If your body
matches what your thighs can do
You'll probably move right through
Me on my way to you
by noneuklid
Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0322: "Pix plz"
Replies: 392
Views: 90712

Re: "Pix plz" Discussion

toolej wrote:I'd have to make "good" thigh contact though :/


Pervert. People like you only go to prove that all men are after just one thing.
by noneuklid
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Local Parks for Future Gatherings
Replies: 1
Views: 2415

Local Parks for Future Gatherings

I've heard some discussion of xkcdians (Phonetic pronunciation: Say "quesadilla" out loud. Now say "ex-quesadilla." Now say, "xkcdian") arranging other meetups or having general get-togethers. While it's not a necessity they all occur in outdoor funness-encouraging envi...
by noneuklid
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: The "I don't get it" thread (Wah game?)
Replies: 42
Views: 20074

I saw or can see: A Canadian flag beach ball: I'm drawing a blank :( ... Several books: "Good Omens", "The Color of Magic", Harry Potter #7, "What is happening to my Body", "Calvin and Hobbes: Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink'", something with Garfield the cat...
by noneuklid
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup Sept 2007 - "I was there" thread.
Replies: 315
Views: 48045

Re: The shadiest guy at the meetup...

as was the girl in tartan with the dragon tattoo on her back (possibly the most gorgeous girl I've seen in a while but why oh why was she drawing giraffes.....!) I'll let her know, and snog her one for you. ;) She says the image she was drawing was a giraffe eating the head of a man who was holding...
by noneuklid
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Official Thread of Mourning
Replies: 46
Views: 8528

Man, you know what would be totally awesome? We could *all* show up at bbctol's house, ring the doorbell, and when his parents answer, go,

"Hi! We're the Internet! We're here for your son!"
by noneuklid
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

Yakk wrote:How will LeftOver be negative if x is positive?


Nevermind, I was misreading something.

Again.

*sighhhh*
by noneuklid
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

So we end up with: double escalate( double x, const double scale=1.1, const int threshold = 100 ) { assert(x>0.); double Hundreds = floor(x/threshold); // multiples of the threshold double LeftOver = x -Hundreds*(double)threshold; // this is fancy math for thres...
by noneuklid
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

Cosmologicon wrote:This function is also hard to find on Google, given its name.


Aww, man. I'm never gonna live that down, am I. You try to read code while watching bad cartoons and talking to someone, and comprehension goes right out the window.
by noneuklid
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

EDIT: Fixed egregious mistake in code! Please try now. float skeletor(float n) { float p = floor(n / base), f = pow(factor, p); return base * (f - 1.) / (factor - 1.) + (n - base * p) * f; } Well... this one also works, and is quite mathemat...
by noneuklid
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

Referring to Cosmologicon's edited comment: Yes, there are intended to be an infinite number of brackets. This is actually intended as a compliment to an existing function, diminishing_returns, which uses trianglular numbers to weight values down. The rate of change on that function is too great for...
by noneuklid
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

Is there anything wrong with the quadratic function I posted yesterday? Seems to be the best way to go about it. Well, for one, my compiler hates you. ;) It doesn't like converting between floats and ints, so I have to do a lot of juggling to get the math to work. Mathematically speaking, I don't t...
by noneuklid
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

Sorry. I was going to call the function "escalator"... but when I see that word... I just can't help but replace it with skeletor in my mind! I'm sure we all know what that's like. S'ok. I was too brain-fried to even realize what I was reading. Thanks! (although I'm actually kind of supri...
by noneuklid
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

EvanED wrote:
noneuklid wrote:I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with the skeletor function; Google's of little help, given the name. What's it do? (doc link is fine)


He's writing it for you; it's not an already-existing function.


I are smrat programar.
by noneuklid
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with the skeletor function; Google's of little help, given the name. What's it do? (doc link is fine)
by noneuklid
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

100, 110, 121, 133(.1), 146(.41)... No, there are no tables. Here's a rough (and unworking) function that should illustrate what I mean, using a slightly different progression of values. int base; int n; float final; int factor = (n/base) + (n%base ? 1 : 0); final += (n%base)...
by noneuklid
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

/* Er, why are you flooring that operation? That seems to defeat the point... Not bad, otherwise, except I'm hoping for a staggered escalating return. This function doesn't really help more than a simple intrest calculation. Again, thanks, but not quite what I was going for. refers to outdated reply...
by noneuklid
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: escalating returns
Replies: 30
Views: 8344

escalating returns

I'm looking for a relatively elegant implementation of an escalating returns function. I'm sure I can do it with logarithms, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how. This may be because I am very bad with logarithms. What I mean by 'escalating returns' is a function that returns different wei...
by noneuklid
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The surprise exam paradox
Replies: 217
Views: 63088

Yakk wrote:Noneuklid, what if there is no possibility that the professor is lieing about there being a test next week? None at all.


Edit: Hmm. Misread something somewhere.

Then my second argument takes over, regarding 4-n > 1.
by noneuklid
Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The surprise exam paradox
Replies: 217
Views: 63088

Well... Ignoring a lot of the above and answering the riddle, the answer is No -- all that really mattered was the possibility that the professor was lying. That kinda screws up the whole riddle right there, but basically it's like this. On any day of the week, including Friday, there is the possibi...
by noneuklid
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0168: "Reverse Euphemisms"
Replies: 43
Views: 22896

Excuse me, sir, but your discredpidermis is showing!

Hmm... so you're saying that raptors like whiskey? Potentially life-saving information!

Unless they're robot raptors a la futurama. Then I can see us still having some problems.
by noneuklid
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0168: "Reverse Euphemisms"
Replies: 43
Views: 22896

Newspapers are delivered hell of early. Please don't make the raptors get up before sunrise.

If possible, don't make them go to *sleep* before sunrise.


Deal. But I warn you, staying up all night and then waiting around for you to come outside is gonna make 'em hella cranky.
by noneuklid
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0240: "Dream Girl"
Replies: 207
Views: 109692

second post. but being linked from this comic from elsewhere is why i'm reading the archives.

yes i'm going.
by noneuklid
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0168: "Reverse Euphemisms"
Replies: 43
Views: 22896

It also might be called a cacophism -- and while it's true that dysphemism and cacophism don't usually refer to reversing the referent and expression of a euphemism, this IS a case where a deliberately harsher phrase is used in place of a gentler one. We might need a new word. Anyone know the greek ...

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