2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

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2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby leafar » Wed May 30, 2018 4:25 pm UTC

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Alt-text: Our retina display features hundreds of pixels per inch in the central fovea region.

Permenant, Randall? Seriously?

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby leafar » Wed May 30, 2018 4:27 pm UTC

Also, as a resident of Switzerland, I hope the knife does not become operational soon...

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby pkcommando » Wed May 30, 2018 4:43 pm UTC

I have to admit, I would enjoy the coin purse squeeze feature.

As far as the first 6 hours goes, is that 6 hours of battery per charge, or 6 hours ever over the total life of the device?
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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby pogrmman » Wed May 30, 2018 4:49 pm UTC

leafar wrote:Image
Alt-text: Our retina display features hundreds of pixels per inch in the central fovea region.

Permenant, Randall? Seriously?


It should be a permenant feature of the comic :p

Admittedly, I was kinda expecting something different from this for comic 2k, but it's still a good one.

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby J%r » Wed May 30, 2018 5:12 pm UTC

Would that front pop-out grip double as joystick?

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby cellocgw » Wed May 30, 2018 7:00 pm UTC

As an opticker with a strong hobby-interest in eyeball-related medicine, the alt-text did it for me. Excellent joke + sarcastic dig.
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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby yakkoTDI » Wed May 30, 2018 7:06 pm UTC

A mouse cursor?! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby Alphonse » Wed May 30, 2018 7:25 pm UTC

pogrmman wrote:Admittedly, I was kinda expecting something different from this for comic 2k, but it's still a good one.


2000 isn't really important. We're still 48 comics away from a relevant comic number.

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby dtilque » Wed May 30, 2018 7:39 pm UTC

Alphonse wrote:
pogrmman wrote:Admittedly, I was kinda expecting something different from this for comic 2k, but it's still a good one.


2000 isn't really important. We're still 48 comics away from a relevant comic number.


Maybe, but we'll probably have a clock count overflow problem ten strips before that one.
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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby edo » Wed May 30, 2018 7:43 pm UTC

I just got that the 2000 in "xkcd Phone 2000" also refers to the comic number :oops:
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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby cellocgw » Wed May 30, 2018 8:01 pm UTC

Alphonse wrote:
pogrmman wrote:Admittedly, I was kinda expecting something different from this for comic 2k, but it's still a good one.


2000 isn't really important. We're still 48 comics away from a relevant comic number.


depends: was the first comic number 0 or number 1 ? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby KittenKaboodle » Wed May 30, 2018 8:32 pm UTC

Antikythera mechanism: "there's an app for that" but a mechanical version would be cool.

Gasoline? couldn't it just eat a bit of the users hand? , a small bite will grow back after all.

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby Mikeski » Wed May 30, 2018 11:05 pm UTC

J%r wrote:Would that front pop-out grip double as joystick?

How else are you going to move the mouse cursor?

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby Soupspoon » Thu May 31, 2018 12:29 am UTC

Mikeski wrote:
J%r wrote:Would that front pop-out grip double as joystick?

How else are you going to move the mouse cursor?

The cursor stays where it is, as you move the whole phone behind it…

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby Mikeski » Thu May 31, 2018 3:30 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:
Mikeski wrote:
J%r wrote:Would that front pop-out grip double as joystick?

How else are you going to move the mouse cursor?

The cursor stays where it is, as you move the whole phone behind it…

Clever.

Is it something like "Pokemon Go", then? Can you find other mouse cursors elsewhere in the world if you have to move your phone more than a few inches?

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby rmsgrey » Thu May 31, 2018 6:06 am UTC

KittenKaboodle wrote:Antikythera mechanism: "there's an app for that" but a mechanical version would be cool.

Gasoline? couldn't it just eat a bit of the users hand? , a small bite will grow back after all.


Or is that the 2000+ with nail scissors?

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby Plasma Mongoose » Thu May 31, 2018 6:39 am UTC

It truly has been a generation since Something 2000 equals Hi-Tech, if anything any new product with 2000 in its title will be banking on a retro nostalgic vibe to sell it.
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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby cephalopod9 » Thu May 31, 2018 11:21 am UTC

pkcommando wrote:I have to admit, I would enjoy the coin purse squeeze feature.
same. Has that been done?
I like the idea of a big, squishy, water proof case.

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby orthogon » Thu May 31, 2018 11:56 am UTC

cephalopod9 wrote:
pkcommando wrote:I have to admit, I would enjoy the coin purse squeeze feature.
same. Has that been done?

I don't know ... it looks a bit like a sideways* ... er ... violin plot.

* No, I'm not going there.
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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby Mjb » Thu May 31, 2018 9:39 pm UTC

1. Dry erase sharpie. Who knew? The phone's absorbance also makes it perfect for safe ink disposal.
2 . Finally, a Swiss Army ___ still relevant to its namesake.
3. AMOLCD is totally real and for sale, see attached.
4. If hollow-ground describes a way of grinding knives, then the long sides must be sharp, which plays interestingly with the squeeze feature.
5. Is the larger area of sponsored pixels on top of the grip, or mercifully obscured under it? Are the sponsored pixels the sole exceptions to the 7-segment-display used elsewhere?
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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby qvxb » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:53 am UTC

The 2000 indicates that personnel who assemble the phones were not born before that year.

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby squonk » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:03 am UTC

Alphonse wrote:
pogrmman wrote:Admittedly, I was kinda expecting something different from this for comic 2k, but it's still a good one.


2000 isn't really important. We're still 48 comics away from a relevant comic number.

Don't you mean 30 comics away?

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:36 pm UTC

Doesn't seem like long since we had the previous one of these.
The mouse cursor got me. Even though my mouse cursor is black :P
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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby x7eggert » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:07 pm UTC

Mikeski wrote:
J%r wrote:Would that front pop-out grip double as joystick?

How else are you going to move the mouse cursor?


By using a track ball. BTDT.

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cephalopod9 wrote:I like the idea of a big, squishy, water proof case.


You might use a package sealing device. Maybe you already have one, too.

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby cephalopod9 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:04 am UTC

x7eggert wrote:
Mikeski wrote:
cephalopod9 wrote:I like the idea of a big, squishy, water proof case.


You might use a package sealing device. Maybe you already have one, too.

I mean, there's sandwich bags, and bags actually designed to protect a small electronic device with water proof headphones connected.
I was thinking something more like one of those key-chain floats, or a beer cozy, all squishy and buoyant.

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:51 am UTC

Too much beer, and I'm all cozy, squishy and maybe buoyant too.

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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:35 am UTC

Mjb wrote:3. AMOLCD is totally real and for sale, see attached.

Ah, AliExpress. If it exists, they have it. If it doesn't exist, they'll find someone to fix that. If it can't exist, they'll probably sell it to you anyway for the right price. Wonder if they have a listing for beachfront property in Arizona.
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Re: 2000: "xkcd Phone 2000"

Postby Mjb » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:58 am UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:
Mjb wrote:3. AMOLCD is totally real and for sale, see attached.

Ah, AliExpress. If it exists, they have it. If it doesn't exist, they'll find someone to fix that. If it can't exist, they'll probably sell it to you anyway for the right price. Wonder if they have a listing for beachfront property in Arizona.

Real estate is more Alibaba's specialty, and even then only if you search vaguely and don't read the result descriptions all the way.
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