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by Flumble
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1198: "Geologist"
Replies: 44
Views: 10514

Re: 1198: "Geologist"

SO, for those of you who are feeling lost, I'm surprised no one's explained yet - sometimes, geologists set up listening equipment along the ground, then shoot the earth with a gun to create a time-localized sound wave. It is the ping in underground sonar. Thanks for the explanation. Makes the comi...
by Flumble
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40910244

Re: 1190: "Time"

It''s * retreat *Its You missed the coloured asterisk footnote, didn't you? I assumed the "Heh" in the footer was out of despair (for lack of a better word) because the correct form couldn't get off the tip of his tongue. So, newpix may be a constant unit of Time for Timewaiters, but it's...
by Flumble
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40910244

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, it's this thought that made me finally register. I think a strong case could be made this comic was made just so that Randall could get more people to register and get a stronger community, but I think this is actually an analogy or fable (I can't quite think of the correct word) on global wa...
by Flumble
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 140035

Re: 1193: Externalities

seraku wrote:...

I'm not an expert on web fonts, but it looks like IE may be enforcing a stricter policy here.

A very strange and mystical policy concerning distribution rights by that. (source)
by Flumble
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1195: "Flowchart"
Replies: 60
Views: 10331

Re: 1195: "Flowchart"

There's a way out of this trap at the iteration #15,532. Ah, good times! Oh who am I kidding? It was an aweful time as I watched all episodes and even had to wait for the last one to be broadcast/uploaded. :shock: Another resolution is by time-traveling far into the future until the universe starts...
by Flumble
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1516154

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned, yet again, that g++ errors are very cryptic, up to the point where dragging the errors one by one to google is required.
by Flumble
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1195: "Flowchart"
Replies: 60
Views: 10331

Re: 1195: "Flowchart"

azule wrote:I almost think I even remember a previous xkcd flowchart with a recursion. *shrug* Maybe not.

You're probably thinking of the flowchart for good code. Yes, that one was more fun than this comic.
by Flumble
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE MADNESS GOES
Replies: 315
Views: 62981

Re: THE RECKONING cometh

ic like both comics, but Thing that keeps slipping into the future still gets an insane amount of posts with almost nothing happening over the last 48 hours) I believe you are mistaken: ti me has acquired merely a few decapages since sunday morning. Compared to the rest of its lifetime, it's but a ...
by Flumble
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 140035

Re: 1193: Externalities

correcthorsebatterystaple1097262 be 431 bits off. ic never expected it to work so well : there be now over 1000 unis with an score of 431 in goodest.csv :shock: (sorry folks, this be not getting eow ænig nearer to entering the comic) correcthorsebatterystaplecorrecthorsebatterystable be 461 Makes m...
by Flumble
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 140035

Re: 1193: Externalities

Hoo boy. Alas, Randall woll not take Canadian universities, hwæt with their lack of an .edu domain. ic'd be disappointed, but Lo, sky joke. There be an couple of non-.edu domains on that list (http://almamater.xkcd.com/goodest.csv), but it woll not accept mine (uni-frankfurt.de)FULL STOP Only /(\.e...
by Flumble
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE MADNESS GOES
Replies: 315
Views: 62981

Re: THE RECKONING COMES

But "thy" be-did only ever singular. It woll-did be grammatically incorrect to instant æfre Zul-Gurub of "eow" to it. No one said "thy" should be a replacement for " yo ur ", but there's a replacement now nonetheless. And damn y'all for changing "a"!
by Flumble
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE MADNESS GOES
Replies: 315
Views: 62981

Re: THE RECKONING COMES

My autism lobe says "thy" ought to be somewhere in the wordfilters.
by Flumble
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE MADNESS GOES
Replies: 315
Views: 62981

Re: THE RECKONING COMES

Could one tell me the reason "ti me " spells exactly "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"? there be no Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! to explain. But I'll explain it anyway: Rolling Stones meets Alex Trebek Thanks a lot. If only everyone knew about jeopardy, ...
by Flumble
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE MADNESS GOES
Replies: 315
Views: 62981

Re: THE RECKONING COMES

Could one tell me the reason "time" spells exactly "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"?
by Flumble
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1192: "Humming"
Replies: 53
Views: 10144

Re: 1192: "Humming"

Re: alt text Websites don't throw a 406 Unacceptable error. These be errors generated by the browser when an unacceptable result be returned from a website. So if randall got this response while humming into an application it be because the application got an unacceptable response back from the web...
by Flumble
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40910244

Re: 1190: "Time"

There is no sand.
by Flumble
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40910244

Re: 1190: "Time"

Really fascinating to see what all the different people make of it and how we all try to work together to unravel the mystery and try to 'beat' time :) What a lovable interpretation of people trying to reverse-engineer the hashes to get future frames before we are allowed to see them. :D I must adm...
by Flumble
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40910244

Re: 1190: "Time"

And it's interesting how many people's thoughts turn dark when faced with a quiet moment of contemplation. I think it's not far-fetched to turn to dark thoughts considering the past(?) illness of Randall's wife. (see 1048 and 1141 ) But still, yes, quite interesting. That or red spiders. Red spider...
by Flumble
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 18557

Re: 350: "Network"

Good question. So good that you'll have to answer it mostly by yourself. But for starters I'd say the following is important: for detection of virusses and signalling about it, you could write a script which runs a clamAV scan (just don't have it remove anything) every now and then and sends the res...
by Flumble
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 18557

Re: 350: "Network"

How could I setup the computer network set up in this comic? Since they're virtual machines, you should look in the direction of VM network adapters. E.g. Virtual Box has a network adapter mode called 'internal networking' which keeps all traffic inside a virtual adapter. I don't know about the det...
by Flumble
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1184: "Circumference Formula"
Replies: 102
Views: 35326

Re: 1184: "Circumference Formula"

See, another argument why pi is wrong: its official day is ambiguous and causes international strife! There is only one possible Tau Day, June 28th (6/28). There is no date that can be written 62/8 in any format, and the only fractional approximations to tau which can be interpreted as dates in any...
by Flumble
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"
Replies: 180
Views: 57315

Re: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"

I had a lecturer who once suggested generating a random array, checking if it was sorted and then checking if the data was the same as the array to be sorted. ... I clocked the floating-point generation code at 8.2e-7 s, and since it'll take on average 2 64 generations to get one element to match, ...
by Flumble
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"
Replies: 180
Views: 57315

Re: 1185: "Ineffective Sorts"

[:PIVOT] means passing in an array spliced from index 0 through to PIVOT. Synonym for [0:PIVOT]. [PIVOT:] means PIVOT to the end. That's indeed the most logical meaning of the short-hand notation. It also leads to PanicSort being somewhat plausible instead of always-fail-except-if-the-list-is-sorte...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1145: "Sky Color"
Replies: 211
Views: 62346

Re: 1145: "Sky Color"

Clearly the sky is blue because it's moving towards us. Of course, it reverses direction every night, as can be briefly seen at sunset or dawn. Good ol' Doppler - explains it so easily. No need for complex 'scattering' theories. Read it again, as a couplet Really, it took me 2 replies to get the jo...
by Flumble
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1090: "Formal Languages"
Replies: 90
Views: 28338

Re: 1090: "Formal Languages"

Scaling Everest was, by far, the most amazing and transformative experience of my life. And if you scale it by this : | 0.001 1 1 | | 1 0.001 1 | | 1 1 0.001 | It would then be much easier to climb. Just to get this clear: you suggest to scale Everest's height to 0.001 its height plus 1 part its le...

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