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by dicoy
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50390082

Re: 1190: "Time"

the loopists can't be right, if there's a loop, there's no "waiting for it".
This is probably a time transition, after this it'll fade right back into 2 weeks/months/years from now, showing the result of their journey
by dicoy
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50390082

Re: 1190: "Time"

Aubron wrote:I made a quick thing to view everything thus far, and I'm working on making it auto-update.

http://aubronwood.com/singlefileprojects/xkcd.php


Thanks man, you saved me a day of mashing F5 anxoiusly!!
if this works Randall should make a animated series!! 8D
by dicoy
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD invades "Rally for Sanity"
Replies: 9
Views: 2727

Re: XKCD invades "Rally for Sanity"

Sorry to dissapoint you, but that's photoshop, there are sevral versions of that pic with different signs. :(
by dicoy
Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Researchers discover how to erase memory
Replies: 62
Views: 7097

Re: Researchers discover how to erase memory

Rape jokes: the height of hilarity. If you're not being sarcastic, thankyou. Doubly aggravating given the theoretical applications of traumatic memory deletion for rape survivors or others at risk for PTSD. Yeah well one thing is being raped, going to the police, catching the bastard, and then trea...
by dicoy
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Researchers discover how to erase memory
Replies: 62
Views: 7097

Re: Researchers discover how to erase memory

We have been using this technique on a massive scale for years. You were all told of this many times. Frankly, I'm getting tired of reminding people. LOL, I was afraid of that, but the mouse thing wouldn't have come up. Making a public announcement of a successful research on this topic is a mistak...
by dicoy
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Researchers discover how to erase memory
Replies: 62
Views: 7097

Re: Researchers discover how to erase memory

I recommend you to read 1984, it's staring for real now. Or not? The therapy worked in trials with mice, and if I understand correctly, just with memories of fear as of yet. It's only a matter of time until it works on people, and then you'll start waking up in bed with pain in the ass and wet eyes...
by dicoy
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Researchers discover how to erase memory
Replies: 62
Views: 7097

Researchers discover how to erase memory

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-erase-memory.html

I recommend you to read 1984, it's staring for real now.
by dicoy
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Base 110
Replies: 885
Views: 118550

Re: Count up in Base 110

R, I don't mean "are"
by dicoy
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

#16's not working for me :/ I got Mr. Fusion and I tried all sorts of variations of that and the coffe brand, then I saw the wikipedia article and tried "jiggawatt" "giggawatt" "jigowatt" "gigawatt" also tried with the number in front, like "1.21jiggawatt...
by dicoy
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

#15 I can't figure out the cypher for this one,I tried rail, cesar and a few, but nothing. SInce it's 80 chars I imagine it's some kind of grid or neat pattern. But I can't get it out. )=< The cipher is a simple classical cipher. To me "simple cypher" means substitutio...
by dicoy
Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

#15
Spoiler:
I can't figure out the cypher for this one,I tried rail, cesar and a few, but nothing. SInce it's 80 chars I imagine it's some kind of grid or neat pattern. But I can't get it out. )=<
by dicoy
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Ciphered Ascii Art
Replies: 1
Views: 1588

Re: Ciphered Ascii Art

Curios,there's no 7 in the line, other than that I sorted the lines, here they arre: ______ 0______###############____ 1____###_________________###_______###########__________ 2__###_____________________##_ 3_##______________ 4_#####____##_ 5_##__#___#######____##_ 6_##____#######___#######___#...
by dicoy
Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

jaap wrote:
Spoiler:
It's the magic word.


Spoiler:
[joke]Nope, it's not "please" nor "lampplease" nor "lightlampplease" [/joke] :(
by dicoy
Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Warning for #13:
Spoiler:
It's not "light", "lamp" nor "lightlamp"


Question for #13
Spoiler:
WTF is it??
by dicoy
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A sequence puzzle.
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: A sequence puzzle.

Ok, by what I read, I'm assuming the hints aren't there anymore. But you took off too many for may taste.
Any clues?
by dicoy
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

about #11
Spoiler:
what the hell? I didn't even need to google this one. I know that's L from death note.

Now I tried: l, L, el, eru, elu, deathnote, crouch, sugar, white shirt, noname, fakename etc... I don't know what else to do!! :(
by dicoy
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Hint for #10 (continuing off the previous hints): As has been mentioned, the author prefers PNGs. So why use GIF? What can GIF do that PNG can't? I did get that much, and I know gifs have a reduced pallet and frames, and that PNGs have transparency, but this gif has no frames, and I don't k...
by dicoy
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Cheburashka wrote:Can I have a hint on 0a? It's probably something stupidly obvious, but I can't make anything of it. :х

Spoiler:
notice that that specific comic doesn't appear on xkcd, go track it down.
by dicoy
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

I got to #15 as well. I've decoded the text and discovered that it is lyrics to a song. I've tried the name of the band, the track, and the album, with no luck. I've also tried what the track name usually means, and the exact original quote, but again, no progress. Clues for solving the fir...
by dicoy
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Two potential ways of solving 08: (a) Buy red cellophane (b) Turn on the Layers panel in GIMP Yeah I'd got that far I didn't know to enlarge it, I'd been staring at it trying to work out what picture it was for ages up till then. I feel really bad for asking another one in a...
by dicoy
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

xnick wrote:I googled my way up to the 5th, but now i'm clueless...

"You seem to have lost something..."?!

Spoiler:
This is supposed to make you think about what you could loose. The question is "What do you loose as soon as you remember it?"
by dicoy
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

I got up to #10, stuck there as well.

Any clues by the way? I read all the posts, but it doesn't seem enough to make me think. :(
by dicoy
Sat May 29, 2010 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Any clues on #10, I can't make anything of it Hint: It was already mentioned that the author prefers PNGs. I still can't solve this one. I changed the extention, but got nothing from that. I know that PNGs got transparency, and that GIFs have a reduced pallet. But I can't make anything of t...
by dicoy
Sat May 29, 2010 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Any clues on #10, I can't make anything of it
Spoiler:
except that the gif is actually a grid of 1's and 0's
by dicoy
Fri May 28, 2010 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

#0F: Once you've decrypted the clue, don't ignore the trivial solutions. I did, and spent forever plugging stuff in. There is less to this puzzle than you may think. I just got used to "not accepting the obvious, but looking for some obscure, "jerked in" kind of solution"...
by dicoy
Fri May 28, 2010 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

got it
Spoiler:
rot13

Spoiler:
then base64

Spoiler:
I still can't get the clue, I tried "doctorwho" "invasion" "normanatkins" and variants
by dicoy
Wed May 26, 2010 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

As for Level 0F: It looks like it could be sexagesimal (base 60), but I'm not sure. I can't find anything to convert sexagesimal to decimal either, and doing it by hand seems like a lot of work... Don't waste your time doing it by hand. meaning... "there's a tool for th...
by dicoy
Mon May 24, 2010 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Now for #OE, I know some one made an ASCII version of Star Wars and you can Telenet it too. Seems I'm on the right track. Yep, you're almost there. ok, I tried "towel", "blinkenlights", "asciimation", "weredoomed", and sevral other phrases from the dialog...
by dicoy
Sat May 22, 2010 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

undecim wrote:
dicoy wrote:#0D question
Spoiler:
I got to the phrase "ImStillAlive", but even "imstillalive" doesn't work. "stratovarius" and "elements" don't work either. Am I on the right path?

Spoiler:
nope


any clues?
by dicoy
Fri May 21, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

#0D question
Spoiler:
I got to the phrase "ImStillAlive", but even "imstillalive" doesn't work. "stratovarius" and "elements" don't work either. Am I on the right path?
by dicoy
Fri May 21, 2010 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Question #0B
Spoiler:
I tried, "holyhandgrenade", "holygrenade", "holygrial", "three", "threesir", "boom", rigtout", "montypython", etc...
this is in reference to the holy grial right? I just can't find the right word. =(
by dicoy
Thu May 20, 2010 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Any help for #9?
Spoiler:
I know there's a statue of Amun-Ra that's made of golden silver, but I couldn't find any other referece, also there's a band with that name, but I wouldn't know where to start about that.
by dicoy
Wed May 19, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

#7 question I got the name of the song, it's from metallica's Master of puppets album, I know this song references to a lovecraft story "Shadow Over Innsmouth", I tried the story's name, "lovecraft" and almost all the words of the lyrics, but still nothing. heeeelp!!...
by dicoy
Wed May 19, 2010 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

I thought it might, and I had looked it up. I guess I just need to keep trying more words. Good to know im on the right track though, thanks! Edit: Ahhhh, well that was easy. silly me. could have sworn i had tried that already! #6 big hint What are you supposed to do if you recieve a SYN? #7 questi...
by dicoy
Tue May 18, 2010 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

OK, I'm on level 6 now, but someone will have to explain that to me. I don't see how that could have possible have been the answer. If I got to level 6 I didn't loose the game. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_%28mind_game%29 Cool!! Now, the first time you hear about the game doesn'...
by dicoy
Mon May 17, 2010 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Anti-Mindvirus OK, I'm on level 6 now, but someone will have to explain that to me. I don't see how that could have possible have been the answer. If I got to level 6 I didn't loose the game. I think I'm having problems understanding the game itself, how am I supposed to obtain an answer if...
by dicoy
Mon May 17, 2010 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

blergh wrote:#5
Spoiler:
Try reading my comment on #5 earlier and why I look so foolish when you know the answer :p Hit my forehead pretty hard when I figured it out.



I can't make anything of it, already am hitting my head against the wall. >.<
by dicoy
Mon May 17, 2010 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

I can't figure anything out with #5 :(
by dicoy
Sun May 16, 2010 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

Don't worry, the rest aren't as bad as this one. 04 probably should have been a later level, I guess. [/color] So i got past 4, and now I'm well on my way for this puzzle. I'm on level "0C" right now, which leads me to believe there are 25 levels instead of 19, because the numbering i...
by dicoy
Fri May 14, 2010 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 7zip Matryoshka
Replies: 164
Views: 27080

Re: 7zip Matryoshka

hint on #5
Spoiler:
It's not "patience" :P

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