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by Random832
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1353: "Heartbleed"
Replies: 99
Views: 26261

Re: 1353: "Heartbleed"

Ken_g6 wrote:If they'd used a secure malloc that wipes the memory it allocates


Would that help? I thought it was going into the next block, not reading uninitialized data that's still technically part of the same proper block. Wiping when freed could help, but not if the memory next to it is still live.
by Random832
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey, you've probably already seen it, but I just discovered this http://www.floodmap.net/

Which reminded me of when people were talking about planning escape routes.
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey, what does "ONG" stand for?
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

When the Song of Ice and Fire forums used to be hosted by EZBoards, I was 'in it' deep with a bunch of people in one specific thread, much like this. And then ezboards was shutting down and the whole forums was being moved (to it's current location). Those of us in this clique didn't want it to end...
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: Roll Credits, then fade. Maybe a few easter eggs under that.
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

charlie_grumbles wrote:@edo, I can't command you, but I do implore you to remove the end spoiler from your signature. This is visible to blitzers all the way back to your first post. Please. For all who will come after us.


There's a live link to the current frame at the top of the thread. No way to hide that it's over.
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Are there any offline-mode packages of any of the viewers? If the comic is truly over, that might be a useful feature to add.
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

So does anyone here hang out on IRC?

I'm... probably not going to check the forums as much anymore.
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well... I'm glad that I joined the thread when I did - it's been a very fast couple of weeks.

I really hope he posts some kind of Q&A, or a sequel.
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

What they should do in case flooding resumes is have someone stay with the boat with a rope to keep the boat near the shore by walking it up, rather than tying it to anything (which could result in it being tied to a submerged point) or simply leaving it. The rational course of action now is to A) d...
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

As I understand it, they can't be downloaded from the server until the ONG anyway, ...? Is this true? How can we know this if the filenames are hashed? How can we possibly guess a correct filename to see if you can download it before the ONG? The images are hosted on a CDN . (Or were, at least. img...
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have a question about the Javascript Why are the images hashed? As I understand it, they can't be downloaded from the server until the ONG anyway Most likely, to keep people from guessing & hammering the server. Er, aren't the hashes generated by the javascript? Don't they have to be, to be a...
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have a question about the Javascript

Why are the images hashed? As I understand it, they can't be downloaded from the server until the ONG anyway, and the javascript didn't exist IIRC until a while after the comic started, so why not just use regular timestamps or frame numbers for the filenames?
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

I feel like a failure. I did the raw data analysis of word frequencies in 50 page groups for page 1 through 1200, only to only then discover that I couldn't figure out how to put it in an interesting-looking graph. I'll post the raw data in the thread as soon as I re-run it (I mangled the original f...
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: Awake already?

I've thought about it too, and I think they have a jet lag because of their journey. Cuegan will have a terrible afternoon I suppose. There's no basis to think they've crossed time zones. The entire comic has taken place in the present-day Central Europe Time zone. (And not even the crazy parts of ...
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Earthling on Mars wrote:"Molpy" is so small. :cry:


I've noticed it gets used in compounds a lot. I think I might do a line for all molpy compounds when I do the graph.

Uh... I can't think of a decree.
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is his spare time too. That's the thing. And nothing happens if one of us obsessives takes a week off or just skips a few pages of the OTT rather than ketching up. His point was that GLR doesn't (as far as I know) have a "day job". Of course, the OTC isn't exactly a profit center in ...
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA: and ‘their’ river is probably a branch of the extended Rhône as well. And even if it's not, I don't think they care where they end up, as long as it's dry and safe land. I thought we thought their river was fed by the other system of tributaries with headwaters in France's continental shelf. H...
by Random832
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

... You've got a close quote tag inside a spoiler tag, which tends to break things somewhat severely. Thanks...did that fix it? Which post specifically are you referring to (I'm assuming it's the latest one; my response to BlitzGirl's OTTification of the Haiku)...? I didn't notice any mustard, so I...
by Random832
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

MajorDouble7 wrote:...


You've got a close quote tag inside a spoiler tag, which tends to break things somewhat severely.
by Random832
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Actually, no, the 5/7/5 thing is the original. The difference is that in Japanese these are not 5, 7 and 5 syllables, but morae. It's a subtle difference: a mora is not an entire syllable, it's just one sound. Nearly all Japanese syllables are made of only one mora, and each mora is a symbol in the...
by Random832
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Fictioneer wrote:
moody7277 wrote:Wow, that is a lot of people in one XKCD frame.


33 are visible, and there could be more behind the fabric/skin side.


Oh, so that's why they built that. Not to be a sail, or waterproofing, but to prevent GLR from having to draw all of them.
by Random832
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ask me about my OTT Statistics Project! What's your OTT Statistics Project? :) (Are you talking about your word clouds 3 , or something else?) 3 treeish The word clouds are just a preview because they're easy to generate. I plan to do a number of things, including doing a graph (in 50 page groups) ...
by Random832
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

edfel wrote:Horizontal axis is time (not to scale), vertical axis appears to somehow correspond to elevation :)


You should add a line for the sea.
by Random832
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

I feel bad now for calling them stupid, for not knowing anything about the sea or rivers, back in late May or early June. I didn't know they were prehistoric folks. :oops: They're not prehistoric, exactly - it's, as near as we can tell, a post-apocalyptic future where humanity in general has revert...
by Random832
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm counting ~15 using the previous nexpix. Anyone w/ better eyes want to take a count once they zoom in on that? Or should we wait for it and hope for a closer newpix? Here's an enlargement enlarge1.png Placing the more seaish version in the spoiler: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=383...
by Random832
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's a Wordle of pages 1001 through 1190 of the OTT, for comparison to the older one: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38333&mode=view And here's the old one, of pages 1 through 100, for comparison: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38310&mode=view wordle2.png EDIT: Ye...
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

something something about the sequence of digits encoding the proof that we can't prove that same sequence exists in the digits of pi ... I can't quite parse this... If this is meant to be an impossible statement, then, well, you might as well look for a "2" in the binary expansion. If it...
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

"Random" is a squishy word. The reals divide into the "computable" and "non-computable" reals. The computable reals have a finite production rule - and so may be "random" in some sense, but won't necessarily contain any given sequence of digits, even if exami...
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

{P1110} What's the longest sequence of the first n digits of pi seen after the first digit? (Shirley you could have expressed that better, Exo?) I don't see why there would be an upper limit. Pi wouldn't have to repeat for there not to be an upper limit Take for example a number formed by the follo...
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

HAL9000 wrote:We keep the preview because you can click it and it opens the original image in a new window/tab/whatever.

Also because it won't work if you remove it.
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

taixzo wrote:ETA: Are we one person short?


Someone could easily be behind something, with as busy as the frame is.

I'm sure they would know if they're missing someone who was with this group.
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Why do you guys have the redundant images whenever you post images (well, important images, anyway)? Because they post it as an attachment, but the attachment doesn't look good because of the way the forum software scales it down, so they also post a direct link to the full-sized image. The origina...
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Tagxedo.com is a similar site. I'm not sure how the word frequency controls and display options compare since I'm not familiar with woordle, but thought I'd point it out. I find it interesting that the word 'Time' is not prominant. Possibly not present at all? (I didn't look through all the tiny wo...
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's the proper version of that post: New plan ONG... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/ac54f195409b94705e15f334992eceaae9f91dab14f846bff5f36734ce72d935.png "...that's never been done before.." oh, yeah, like that's going to turn out well! Unless of course he's just referring to a mashup ...
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

cellocgw wrote:[ quote][ spoiler][ /quote][ /spoiler]


Heh, I'd forgotten about that glitch.
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't have any suggestions, I just wanted to say that's pretty cool. I look forward to seeing what else you produce. :D Just so no-one gets the wrong idea, technically I just took a text sample and threw it into http://www.wordle.net/ to make the image itself. I'm also considering graphing the fr...
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

A preview of a project I'm working on: Here is a word cloud of the first 100 pages of the OTT:
Image
Spoiler:
wordcloud1.png


Anyone have any ideas of analysis to do? I'm doing word frequencies and post counts, so far.
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

Tass wrote:The soon to be flooded lands are very seaish.


And will become even more so within days. Sorry, spotted an easy pun and couldn't resist. :mrgreen:
by Random832
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104729
Views: 29406572

Re: 1190: "Time"

taixzo wrote:Aren't yurts generally made out of felt? That isn't very waterproof...


The fact that they've got the same form doesn't mean they used the same materials as historical yurt-using peoples did.

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