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by fibonacci
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317916

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

What I've learned from the discussion so far, the best possible password is one that doesn't adhere to the stated requirements of a website. Anytime you have a guaranteed set of possible passwords, you greatly diminish the strength of all of them. In a world of 6 to 8 characters, at least one number...
by fibonacci
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 35722

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Mr. Joel's defense lawyer offered the excuse that it was always burning since the world was turning.
by fibonacci
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 39082

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

monicaclaire wrote:then it flashed:

EXPECT
LIGHT
DELAYS

and all I could think of, at first, was; are we to be driving through a denser medium? :lol:


But first you must find a bulb that emits broken light.
by fibonacci
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0325: "A-Minus-Minus"
Replies: 130
Views: 68232

Thread necro, but with relevant content

Image

A visitor in my folks' garden in Arizona.
by fibonacci
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pseudo math
Replies: 21
Views: 2709

Re: Pseudo math

Homonyms and false cognates are most definitely linguistics fodder. I was hoping to stir up some more examples of unlikely pairs in languages. Maybe I'll have to be more specific. Part of my inspiration came from reading some of the artificial math problems in the Wayside School books ages ago. http...
by fibonacci
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pseudo math
Replies: 21
Views: 2709

Pseudo math

Thought for today:
In French the units on Avocados per lawyer cancel.
by fibonacci
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0720: "Recipes"
Replies: 88
Views: 22614

Re: "Recipes" Discussion

zac6x9 wrote:Does the rightmost glass contain a superfluid?


Mmmm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bose-Einstein_condensate
by fibonacci
Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0664: "Academia vs. Business"
Replies: 121
Views: 46838

Re: "Academia vs. Business" Discussion

westrim wrote:You mathy people will just have to accept that there are just some things that you aren't going to get, because they just aren't there.


You're not a mathy person until you get the things that just aren't there.
by fibonacci
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 21519

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

The trouble with the new Fujita scale is that the scanners keep reporting all of the tornados as "over 9000".
by fibonacci
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0575: "Tag Combination"
Replies: 76
Views: 21779

Re: "Tag Combination" Discussion

More than Just the Two of Us - Sneaker
Living in a Box - Living in a Box

o.O
by fibonacci
Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0489: "Going West"
Replies: 64
Views: 16405

Re: "Going West" Discussion

SirMustapha wrote:Reading the commentary on "TheGoogle" (which is now corrected, I assume), I feel an urge now to pronounce it "Ze Google" for some reason.


Used in a sentence: "Ze Googles, zey do nossing!"
by fibonacci
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 32968

Re: "Depth" Discussion

I'm hoping for a fractal dimension comic one of these days. You kids and your euclidean presuppositions.
by fibonacci
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0392: "Making Rules"
Replies: 157
Views: 26848

Re: Making Rules

I lived in Arizona a few years back and got a good chuckle walking through a parking lot to my car. An older fellow, probably in his early seventies, in a Red VW Bug had the license plate "SLGBGRD". You youngsters can it what you want, but it's always been slug bug when I've heard it.
by fibonacci
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 49092

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

thumperward wrote:My bigger concern was how it typed two characters that require symbol shift...

- Chris


The basilisk has been taking lessons from StrongBad.
by fibonacci
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 49092

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

It's like a unicode version of NaDa.
http://www.bernardbelanger.com/computing/NaDa/.
by fibonacci
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0291: "Dignified"
Replies: 120
Views: 32249

The Scottish Play

Macbeth
by fibonacci
Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 54495

with apologies to Rick Springfield

You know, I wish that I had XKCD's girl I wish that I had XKCD's girl I want XKCD's girl Where can I find a woman like that Like XKCD's girl I wish that I had XKCD's girl I want, I want XKCD's girl ... And I'd love to see the geek dating service via XKCD. SWM seeks woman who enjoys fractals, chaos t...
by fibonacci
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0287: "NP-Complete"
Replies: 191
Views: 36840

An XKCD reader walked into a bar, and ordered a double entendre and a side order of magnitude. So the waitress brought them to him.

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