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by sab39
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107466
Views: 53088484

Re: 1190: "Time"

OSH http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38933 This is a section of the sky. Which newpix is it from? :twisted: Perhaps if you were sufficiently BHG-esque you could come up with a section of sky visually indistinguishable from that that WAS in fact solveable because it wasn't quite FFFFFF.
by sab39
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107466
Views: 53088484

Re: 1190: "Time"

Welcome! Sounds like you and jjjdavidson are having the same problems: By the way, the OTColored wiki page is still chirped for me. As it stands, not only do I see only blank boxes for everything past the first three images, but also none of the drop-down menus on the page work: not the EDIT button...
by sab39
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107466
Views: 53088484

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyone else having problems with the OTColored page on the wiki? I only actually see the images up to the third frame - after that they seem to turn into 1x1 data-urls unless you click through them. (Also, hi! Haven't posted in the OTT before; I discovered it briefly during Madness and had no idea w...
by sab39
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674167

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

flicky1991 wrote:
sab39 wrote:I keep expecting to find red spiders...

They're in there.

Are they actually red? If not... are they still red spiders if they're black and white?
by sab39
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674167

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I keep expecting to find red spiders...
by sab39
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1094: "Interview"
Replies: 59
Views: 21376

Re: 1094: "Interview"

barasawa wrote:Nice to finally find out what The Doctor does between seasons, mess with H.R. personnel.


I wear a black hat now. Black hats are cool.

(Amazed that I'm the first one to post this!)
by sab39
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1084: "Server Problem"
Replies: 123
Views: 52294

Re: 1084: "Server Problem"

I'm having trouble imagining a scenario where I fragged lis but still have echo available. ls is a binary program that's in the /bin directory; echo is usually a shell builtin function. Which means even if you've destroyed every binary on your system, as long as you are sitting logged in to a shell...
by sab39
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1084: "Server Problem"
Replies: 123
Views: 52294

Re: 1084: "Server Problem"

Huh, I guess I had misunderstood what the singularity was supposed to be then. I thought it was where the curve of human-assisted computers and the curve of computer-enhanced humans intersect so there's basically no effective distinction between a human and a computer any more. ... in which case, I ...
by sab39
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0875: "2009 Called"
Replies: 111
Views: 54070

Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

I'll just go with what's been mentioned several times already and send "Evacuate buildings now!" over the World Trade Center PA system at about 8:15am on Sept 11 2001...

(half an hour should be enough time to evacuate both towers, right?)
by sab39
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0868: "Nolan Chart"
Replies: 120
Views: 177658

Re: 0868: "Nolan Chart"

wasn't one of them something like, "cut government spending by half"? Sure it's easy to agree with that when you can just assume that government programs that get cut aren't the ones you support. If true, that's spectacularly asinine because it's impossible to give a coherent and consiste...
by sab39
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0865: "Nanobots"
Replies: 90
Views: 30565

Re: 0865: "Nanobots"

Atkey wrote:
Lawton wrote:If I were to ever post "Randall get out of my head" this would be the time, as I think about nanobots on a daily basis


Not even nanobots think about nanobots everyday.


That depends.

Male teenage nanobots think about female teenage nanobots every 7 seconds.
by sab39
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0311: "Action Movies"
Replies: 196
Views: 65241

Re: "Action Movies" Discussion

Only problem with this movie is when, five minutes in, someone says "Eta kooram na smech"...
by sab39
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0776: "Still No Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 25854

Re: "Still No Sleep" discussion (#776)

... and sometimes I'd get up that tree and that squirrel would be COVERED in makeup...

... "Did I leave the gas on? ... ... No! ... No, I'm a f*ckin' squirrel!"

... "Get the flute, it's the source of his power!"

(This thread needed more Izzard)
by sab39
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0748: "Worst-Case Scenario"
Replies: 92
Views: 26114

Re: "Worst-Case Scenario" discussion

Lunar Savage wrote:Worst-Case Scenario?

Hmm...

Oh yes.

The universe imploding upon itself.


That's not a worst-case scenario, that's an opportunity for a lucrative restaurant business.
by sab39
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0687: "Dimensional Analysis"
Replies: 159
Views: 64029

Re: "Dimensional Analysis" discussion

Either Randall (via his stick man avatar) means Britain will drift further out to sea, or Scotland and Wales are about to get very squished.

Or he means the United Kingdom and what's left of the dispute over Northern Ireland is about to get a lot more interesting.
by sab39
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0681: "Gravity Wells"
Replies: 205
Views: 57100

Re: "Gravity Wells" Discussion

BioTube wrote:
Spoiler:
2001 A Space Odyssey had Jupiter turned into a second sun at the end.

Spoiler:
but by increasing the density of its own mass, rather than by adding extra mass. I assumed it wasn't a 2001 reference for that reason
by sab39
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0681: "Gravity Wells"
Replies: 205
Views: 57100

Re: "Gravity Wells" Discussion

You won't be able to escape Deimos with a bike and a ramp: the bike accelerates because of friction with the surface. You get the friction because gravity pulls you to the ground. WIth as little gravity as on Deimos, every little bump you hit will launch you into the air, so you won't be able to ac...
by sab39
Fri May 08, 2009 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0580: "The Race: Part 4"
Replies: 54
Views: 13829

Re: "The Race: Part 4" Discussion

I'm surprised that nobody seems to have had a sufficiently dirty mind to think of adding the necessary extra short, diagonal line to the last couple of panels...
by sab39
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0458: "Regrets"
Replies: 130
Views: 31035

Re: "Regrets" Discussion

In your example, I would be right to err on the side of being cautious, because I would "win" 60% of the time. On the one hand, I get no kisses, but on the other hand, there's no awkwardness for anyone. If I was just thinking about me, then sure, go for it... 6 awkward moments and 4 kisse...
by sab39
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0458: "Regrets"
Replies: 130
Views: 31035

Re: "Regrets" Discussion

How about "I wanted/didn't want him/her to kiss me"?

I imagine that the reason there are so few results for 'had sex with' is that most people would just say 'fucked'...

Edit: or 'slept with'
by sab39
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0458: "Regrets"
Replies: 130
Views: 31035

Re: "Regrets" Discussion

Speaking of supernaturally talented but slightly disturbed female characters, one "I shouldn't have kissed her" example is from my favorite movie, the Fifth Element...

Ecto gammat!

Anyone attempting to kiss River without her permission would be likely to meet a similar fate.
by sab39
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0458: "Regrets"
Replies: 130
Views: 31035

Re: "Regrets" Discussion

Spoffin wrote:I think that Randall is trying to send a secret message by manipulating certain graphs in Google Trends.


IPOGT?
by sab39
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0458: "Regrets"
Replies: 130
Views: 31035

Re: "Regrets" Discussion

However, I'm sure there are a fair number of people out there going, "I'm glad that loser didn't try to kiss me." Sometimes trying to avoid regret is selfish. If you've had 10 girls you regretted not kissing, and 6 of them thought "I'm glad that loser didn't try to kiss me", the...
by sab39
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0439: "Thinking Ahead"
Replies: 164
Views: 29168

Re: "Thinking Ahead" Discussion

Girl's a mind-readin' genius and she can't even figure out how to eat a gorram iceberg lettuce.

(am I really the first to finish the quote? Geez you guys are slipping)
by sab39
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0366: "Your Mom"
Replies: 125
Views: 29307

Re: Discussion about Your Mom

http://www.overheardeverywhere.com/archives/002164.html is surprisingly on-topic... perhaps one of the participants is an xkcder?
by sab39
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0366: "Your Mom"
Replies: 125
Views: 29307

Re: Discussion about Your Mom

Aleril wrote:
El Senor Fruit Swing wrote:But Torvaun I am not worthy of stroking something so great. But your greatness is undeniable.

That's what she said!
by sab39
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0358: "Loud Party"
Replies: 146
Views: 25571

Re: "Loud Party" discussion

Linux0s wrote:The girl on the far left edge of the scene is Proximity Girl... she's just noticed a kitty: "You're a kitty!"

WIN
by sab39
Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173110

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

Chalnoth wrote:Because we assume that the voltage has been there for all time, and isn't applied suddenly, it doesn't make a difference.

Gotcha.
by sab39
Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173110

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

How does the speed of light and special relativity affect this? Since it's a DC problem, it doesn't :) Well, it was claimed that an infinite grid is fundamentally different than any kind of finite grid, because of the lack of boundary conditions. Surely the fact that there's at any given time only ...
by sab39
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173110

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

How does the speed of light and special relativity affect this?
by sab39
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173110

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

argonaut wrote:The modification to my code needed to handle the edge cases is left as an exercise to the reader. :)

Just set it to (V1+V2)/2?
by sab39
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0357: "Flies"
Replies: 105
Views: 22569

Re: "Flies" Discussion

phlip wrote:Whether the effect would be noticable, however, is an important question I don't know the answer to...

Ah. This must be some strange new use of the word "important" I wasn't previously aware of.
by sab39
Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0357: "Flies"
Replies: 105
Views: 22569

Re: "Flies" Discussion

The pot will boil. The water in the pot will boil with much less effort. I just realized, of course a watched pot would never boil. The water in the pot, however, boils. The pot itself does not, since the stove does not quite reach the required temperature, and, if it did, I would assume you would ...
by sab39
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173110

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

mikebolt wrote:If you don't expect the biologist to ever find an infinite grid to test this on, then why does the problem even matter?

You sound like http://xkcd.com/230/
by sab39
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173110

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

As I say, I don't know how to make sense of the possibility. In the plane you could take the limit at infinity by taking the limit in one direction along an infinite curve that gets and stays arbitrarily far from the origin. You could identify the limits of all of them easily enough, but I don't se...
by sab39
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173110

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

I'm not certain what it would mean for a plane to wrap around "at infinity". Surely wrapping around means that you must only travel a finite distance to reach where you started. But I don't have a mathematical definition handy. Well, does lim(x->inf) x = lim(x->inf) -x? I'm no mathematici...
by sab39
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173110

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

I don't think it makes a difference whether the infinite plane "wraps around" at infinity or not. On an infinite non-wrapping "flat" plane, once you get sufficiently far from the two points that voltage is being applied, the voltage level becomes indistinguishable from the averag...
by sab39
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173110

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

EDIT: perhaps he should post a different kind of problem.. something like "what's the minimum set of words needed to make anyone fall in love with you instantly" now THAT's interesting I think on these fora, it would likely be something horribly nerdy. But then, you'd get different answer...
by sab39
Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0353: "Python"
Replies: 241
Views: 56905

Re: "Python" discussion

- "You just dodged that bullet! How?"
- "C#!"
- "What?"
- "I just learned it last night! I just typed 'using System.Matrix.RedPill;'!"
- "Woah."
by sab39
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0353: "Python"
Replies: 241
Views: 56905

Re: "Python" discussion

ONE WORD: FORCED INDENTATION OF CODE Python sucks, anybody who likes it needs to read SICP. I'm not a python programmer (dynamic typing just isn't for me), but your logic is just as crap as someone who says "THREE WORDS: TOO MANY PARENTHESES! Lisp/Scheme suck". (also, your definition of &...

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