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by Splarka
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1351: "Metamaterials"
Replies: 59
Views: 20059

Re: 1351: "Metamaterials"

Roses are grey Violets are grey The whole world is grey I am a dog ignoring the fact that dogs are actually only red/green colorblind. And also that scent is a major sense for canines so the colour-blind canines would distinguish roses and violets primarily by odour rather than hue Are cats and dog...
by Splarka
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1241: "Annoying Ringtone Champion"
Replies: 68
Views: 22819

Re: 1241: "Annoying Ringtone Champion"

If you've seen The IT Crowd you might remember the ringtone Moss used. It can be amusing. Especially if used for text notifications when you are on call.

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by Splarka
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1229: "Screensaver"
Replies: 51
Views: 19212

Re: 1229:Screensaver

I duplicated the starfield screensaver as a kid. I got it to where you couldn't tell the difference. I then tried to make it possible to have a star pas very closely occasionally, but the framerate always dropped to nothing, and the other stars cut into it badly.
by Splarka
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1169: "Expedition"
Replies: 58
Views: 12313

Re: 1169: "Expedition"

I used to do this with Celestia . I'd add the extended galaxies and star catalogs, and then turn off all labels. Trying to navigate with just the arrow keys and the acceleration/deceleration buttons. I eventually memorized (with labels on at first, of course) of a way to get to Earth from outside th...
by Splarka
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1137: "LTR/RTL"
Replies: 63
Views: 25305

Re: 1137: "LTR/RTL"

Every ‮rehto‬ word ‮ni‬ this ‮ecnetnes‬ is ‮,sdrawkcab‬ and ‮dednekoob‬ with ‮e202‬ and ‮.c202‬ Also, try visiting this awesome facebook link: http://‮@myspace.com/moc.koobecaf‬ I remember a few years ago there were spammers attempting to bypass filters with this trick until the filters simply start...
by Splarka
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0018: "B.B. Gun"
Replies: 59
Views: 18069

Re: What-If 0017: BB Gun

Actually now that I think of it, derailing a train should be much more efficient than trying to counter it's momentum. Maybe they should ll be firing from the side, or at the tracks? Experiments to derail trains - World War Two RailRoads & Spectacular Train Crash Documentary: http://www.youtube...
by Splarka
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"
Replies: 192
Views: 45782

Re: 0452: "Upcoming Hurricanes"

eigensheep wrote:It looks like Randall is going to get his wish in the alt text thanks to Hurricane Irene. CNN was showing simulations of Manhattan being flooded today.


Looks like he really got his wish with Sandy.
by Splarka
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1123: "The Universal Label"
Replies: 114
Views: 23084

Re: 1123: "The Universal Label"

Up quarks, down quarks, electrons. Time is an illusion of observation.
by Splarka
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1074: "Moon Landing"
Replies: 164
Views: 36126

Re: 1074: "Moon Landing"

IonStorm wrote:Strange list in the mouseover. Spirit and Opportunity are listed twice...


He probably likes them.

Hedley Lamarr: Qualifications?
Applicant: Rape, murder, arson, and rape.
Hedley Lamarr: You said rape twice.
Applicant: I like rape.
by Splarka
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"
Replies: 60
Views: 17525

Re: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"

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by Splarka
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1005: "SOPA"
Replies: 128
Views: 66543

Re: 1005: "SOPA"

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by Splarka
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 50469

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Keybounce wrote: Are there any numbers between 1001 and 1024 that have rational square roots?


1004.89?
by Splarka
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 50469

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Okay, I count exactly 999 human beings, and one skeleton. Although one might be a genie. Also 1 each of: Sheep, Turtle, Squirrel, Squid(Cuttlefish?), Butterfly, Kitty. Which I started counting as characters, but ended up with 6 extra humanoids. But didn't feel like starting over. Also some ants and ...
by Splarka
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 50469

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Heh, play connect the dots with the binary numbers.

Edit: Spoilerified image, oops.
Spoiler:
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by Splarka
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 69074

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

As already stated, this would be funnier if it hadn't already been done a million times over all over the world in real life. maybe Randall only shops at high end grocery stores? Growing up in California in the 80s, I remember there was often an aisle in the grocery stores that was all black on whi...
by Splarka
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0991: "Phantom Menace"
Replies: 110
Views: 38070

Re: 0991: "Phantom Menace"

The Moomin wrote:It'll be interesting to see if George Lucas has managed to make Phantom Menace worse by additional random and unnecessary changes to the film.


Obi-Wan shot first
by Splarka
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317301

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Thomas Baekdal's take on password usability. From 2007. Sure looks familiar. (@twitter)

I hate it when people steal ideas from Randall without crediting him. Stupid time travelers!
by Splarka
Mon May 16, 2011 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0899: "Number Line"
Replies: 355
Views: 80930

Re: 899: "Number Line"

Am I alone in thinking this might finally break xkcd sucks ? Rob seems to be running out of ways to insult Randy, having to solicit guest reviews and skim these forums fora forodes forii threads for opinions. :| Edit : Also, such a fuss over a form of notation. If you can accept that 9/9 = 1, and if...
by Splarka
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0865: "Nanobots"
Replies: 90
Views: 30159

Re: 0865: "Nanobots"

Frankly I'm not too worried about this scenario. Unless we figure out how to make pico alchemists this will not be a problem. Forget the energy requirements. If your goal is the grey goo scenario, have the chemical composition of the nanobots (or, if not possible individually, a von Neumann hive of...
by Splarka
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0749: "Study"
Replies: 79
Views: 30262

Re: "Study" discussion

It would be more immediately satisfying (if visually staking out the flyer) to use resiniferatoxin. But it is a bit expensive. For other interesting microgram-level dosage contact effects: tellurium (rotting corpse breath for weeks) and/or LSD (20 microgram threshhold dosage). Aaaaaaaaand now the FB...
by Splarka
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45194

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

Anyone else remember when some browsers (IE 3 era I believe) wouldn't autoescape or autocorrect backslashes? You could phish them with a user@longip/file URL like:

Code: Select all

http://www.securesite.gov\trustytrusttrust@123456789/virus.asp

...good times.
by Splarka
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 74432

Re: "Hell" Discussion

For those who are interested I've got a "solution" whereby you can score some points even in this hellish version of tetris: http://anadder.com/a-tetris-nerds-mecca-aka-solution-to-the-latest-xkcd The problem is, if this is a physics-version of Tetris where pieces being freshly placed suc...
by Splarka
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 74432

Re: "Hell" Discussion

For those who are interested I've got a "solution" whereby you can score some points even in this hellish version of tetris: http://anadder.com/a-tetris-nerds-mecca-aka-solution-to-the-latest-xkcd The problem is, if this is a physics-version of Tetris where pieces being freshly placed suc...
by Splarka
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 74432

Re: "Hell" Discussion

Takeshi's Challenge.

Also, a different kind of hell (for original NES Tetris): XVVOVLVV + XVVONLGK (1bee?e6:ea + 1bef?44:ea)
by Splarka
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 102391

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

synthesis77 wrote:
Splarka wrote:When is "This sentence is spoken with [0-9]* syllables" true?


Registered just to answer this!

"This sentence is spoken with syllables"


Yah, you got it first. That was the original (intended, though by no means the ONLY) answer of my pathetic quiz.
by Splarka
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 102391

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

Armadillo Al wrote:
Splarka wrote:When is "This sentence is spoken with [0-9]* syllables" true?

This sentence is spoken with (five plus five plus five) syllables.


"five plus five plus five" does not match "[0-9]*"
by Splarka
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 102391

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

When is "This sentence is spoken with [0-9]* syllables" true?

Some obvious eliminations:
This sentence is spoken with twelve syllables.
This sentence is spoken with eleven syllables.
This sentence is spoken with thirteen syllables.
by Splarka
Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0678: "Researcher Translation"
Replies: 74
Views: 19689

Re: "Researcher Translation" Discussion

How does SED compare to OLED? http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/08/sonys-1-000-000-1-contrast-ratio-27-inch-oled-hdtv/ About the same contrast ratio (though claims of 1,000,000:1 seem to exist) and a response time twice as fast, but about half the total brightness. Much thinner (even hypothetically r...
by Splarka
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0678: "Researcher Translation"
Replies: 74
Views: 19689

Re: "Researcher Translation" Discussion

http://www.golem.de/0509/40252-sed_1.gif Dear Canon: Still waiting, you assholes! I want my 100,000:1 "on screen" contrast ratio (not the LCD inflated 10x "dynamic" contrast ratio). /Still using a crappy LCD with 6 dead pixels, waiting in anticipation. //Would still be using a C...
by Splarka
Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0667: "SkiFree"
Replies: 160
Views: 47593

Re: "SkiFree" Discussion

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5817/yeti.gif OMNOM Also does anyone remember: 555555555555555555555555555555 5 C 5K55a5555555 d5 5 T E 753e5 *5 8 e5 5 b 45555 5 456b5 59 5 5 bllll2 5 5 559 5 5*8 453 D 5 2 55555b 5 5e5 e 5a elllle 5 5 5 5 U 1556 45555559eee8 5 5 5 e< << *5eT5^e^5 5 5 556 8 8 455...
by Splarka
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0607: "2038"
Replies: 108
Views: 27308

Re: "2038" Discussion

I'm guessing that anyone who thinks it was 'BS' wasn't actually involved in fixing y2k problems back then. The whole thing was not BS. The problems were mainly not in the 'internal workings' of home computers and how the various operating systems themselves kept track of time, but in the poorly-wri...
by Splarka
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30356

Re: Problem with funny page #548

There is a serious problem with funny page #548. I appreciate the reference, but the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy does not have the name "Hitchhiker's Guide" written on the front. Rather, it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on the cover. This is one of the...
by Splarka
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 30356

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

Brooklynxman wrote:Bravo to whoever got them to actually write into the source code "Dont bother with the MOSTLY HARMLESS"


I just got them to remove it.

And move it to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Editnotice-0-Earth which shows above the edit window.

Do I get bravos? heh
by Splarka
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 115848

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

Last haircut: 1992 No, really. Lots of people claim to never get a haircut. They don't count trims as haircuts. I don't even snip split ends. Too lazy. Hasn't changed length in at least 10 years (see biology-science of previous posts). splarka_xkcd_3.jpg clean splarka_xkcd_2.jpg dirty splarka_xkcd_1...
by Splarka
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: xkcd edits
Replies: 118
Views: 20093

Re: xkcd edits

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5900/xkcdconversationjb7.png Apologies for using Comic Sans. Awaiting xkcd.ttf -- This uses parts of 192, 219, 236, 324, 451, and 455. Edit: Here is an idea for another, but too much work to do: "Come with me, I just finished my time machine!" "Where ...
by Splarka
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 48361

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

that's not quite the right way of figuring out if HI is the best play. just because it's the highest scoring doesn't mean it's best; for a lot of those racks an exchange is much better than playing HI and keeping horrible tiles. for example, here's a rack where opening with HI is correct: EHIINST. ...
by Splarka
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 48361

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

@Sparkla: You're a rock star! It looks good to me. The all-possibles thing looks like it will take maths of the headache variety. I'll take a look, but I'm in Scrabble for the words more than the math, if you know what I mean. Other problem would be to figure out the most plausible combination or c...
by Splarka
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 48361

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

Bonus Scrabble Challenge Come up with a combination of starting letters for which "Hi" was really the best option for the player who went first. {snip} Probably many more. Anyone wanna wrrite an algorithm to find them all and find the most likely odds of drawing one (look for sowpods or t...

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