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by xkcd
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: xkcd hosts porn? (keep thread SFW)
Replies: 9
Views: 5114

Re: xkcd hosts porn? (keep thread SFW)

Yeah, that's just a folder containing every image posted to #xkcd plus some other big public channels tagged "NSFW". There's another similar gallery at http://aram.xkcd.com/irc/emad_images/ None of them are automatically updated or anything -- it's just a grep+wget command I ran one aftern...
by xkcd
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0560: "Lithium Batteries"
Replies: 92
Views: 13329

Re: Lithium Batteries discussion

Sorry 'bout the alt-text! It was sitting in my emacs buffer all evening but I didn't notice the little double-asterisk that told me the file wasn't saved yet. I hope nobody panicked too hard! I think I did this once before back near comic 300 and got a jillion emails before noticing it at like 12:30...
by xkcd
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0496: "Secretary: Part 3"
Replies: 114
Views: 18568

Re: Secretary: Part 3

Thanks for catching my miswrite, cooley! Yesterday's errors stayed for a long time because of a complicated dance of filenames I managed wherein every time I corrected an error, I brought back an old one without noticing. It should all be fixed now. This is the one downside to not having a real edit...
by xkcd
Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1387523

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

@mat-tina: Awesome, thanks. I'm going to see what some IRC folks can do with that ...

Hey, can anyone find the boomerang remix in this thread with the girl riding past on the shark? I saw it when first browsing, but I just searched back through the thread and couldn't find it.
by xkcd
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1387523

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Holy mother of CHRIST you people crack me up! This thread is amazing, and even if I don't come back to the fora much, I need to keep this one bookmarked. I really enjoyed drawing the boomerang comic, and some folks on IRC started remixing it after reading the alt-text. I see you folks have done the ...
by xkcd
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 30885

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

And, if we're going the nerd route, that cube isn't solvable. There are only two degrees of freedom for movement...you couldn't twist around the bra strap unless the whole thing were hollow. I figured the spot where the strap attaches is cylindrical and swivels, and the cube itself opens when solve...
by xkcd
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SAT Scores
Replies: 241
Views: 31219

A lot of people trash them, but if it hadn't been for SAT-like tests, I would have had a lot of trouble getting into colleges. According to my high school grades, I'm too incompetent to walk and chew gum at the same time. But then according to the SAT, I can, uhh ... walk and chew gum and take stand...
by xkcd
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Server... overloaded... forums... dying O.O
Replies: 118
Views: 15285

It's still a little sluggish, but not like before. This was the first forum notification I've gotten since this morning. And the first to which I actually got a timely connection all day. Oh, I hope it works! Things started to spiral out of control earlier this morning for unclear reasons involving...
by xkcd
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Come fly kites in Cambridge
Replies: 28
Views: 6153

CreemyNougat wrote:I had no luck finding xkcd, but I didn't get there until 5.

We left at like 4:45!

And I have Guitar Hero, but no PS2! Woe!
by xkcd
Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Come fly kites in Cambridge
Replies: 28
Views: 6153

Come fly kites in Cambridge

In a couple hours (2:30 or so if I make good time) I'll be flying a kite from the MIT athletic field. I have a kilometer and a half of line and a digital camera with a timer. Anyone in the area and looking for something to do?
by xkcd
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0271: "Powers of One"
Replies: 114
Views: 37422

This is a parody of the "Powers of Ten" video that's in a lot of science museums and stuff: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_of_Ten I might stick up something to clarify, since this is apparently more obscure than most. :) Also, the typo in the alt-text was due to transcription over the...
by xkcd
Sun May 27, 2007 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Window Management
Replies: 34
Views: 5445

My window management philosophy is to never have more than 2 windows for web-pages and one open for IMs. Yay neat-freaking. Me too -- using tabs. The problem was that I wanted them both to be visible at once, so I'd always be lining edges up. And then when I ran a music player or some other little ...
by xkcd
Sun May 27, 2007 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Window Management
Replies: 34
Views: 5445

Window Management

This is sort of forked from the Post Your Desktop thread. http://xkcd.com/personal/desktop_recent.png I finally moved to Linux a few years ago when I discovered Ion . I noticed I was spending more and more time in XP getting all my windows lined up/constantly visible, and eventually started using aw...
by xkcd
Tue May 22, 2007 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 181
Views: 28743

Yes, they will make it, because it will make money. But have you ever seen a movie made from a book that didn't completely fuck up the book? No. There's your answer. If by 'fuck up' you mean 'significantly alter', the consensus seems to be that to some degree you have to do that, with things like S...
by xkcd
Mon May 21, 2007 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 268929

I've been largely absent for quite some time, getting most of my forum news by sneaking up behind Belial, poking him with a salad fork, and demanding "anything new on the forums?" So, since this place has changed a lot, I figured a new intro post was in order! I'm 22/m/VA for the moment bu...
by xkcd
Mon May 21, 2007 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0264: "Choices: Part 1"
Replies: 106
Views: 25683

I've just finished reading House Of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski. In that book, doors did just appear when you weren't looking. Walls vanished. And they all did so in a space that plainly didn't exist, due to the door being in an outside wall, and the space not existing on the other side. Good ho...
by xkcd
Mon May 21, 2007 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 181
Views: 28743

German Sausage wrote:so... when does the deathmatch start?

When you least expect it.
by xkcd
Mon May 21, 2007 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0264: "Choices: Part 1"
Replies: 106
Views: 25683

Gelsamel wrote:My first thought was a fractal (with some color effects so it doesn't look as fractally), but I don't think mandlebrot. Could be custom generated.

It's completely hand-drawn in pencil, then inverted and color-shifted.
by xkcd
Mon May 21, 2007 3:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Some Favorite Quotes (merged: Post-a-quote)
Replies: 467
Views: 42447

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is." I like that one because it sounds kind of clever, but then when you think about it it seems kind of trite/a truism. But if you look a little harder, it says something very important: no model/theory c...
by xkcd
Mon May 21, 2007 3:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bad ideas
Replies: 373
Views: 38362

Using one of these:

Image

to let an expensive camera slide up and down a kite string.
by xkcd
Sun May 20, 2007 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 181
Views: 28743

yeahhh, I totally agree with this. Everything's got to have a point to it or a reason why in movies now. That often makes the story more realistic, or at lest that is the intent, but then the movie loses some of its magic. It loses a sort of mythic quality that movies today sorely need. I don't kno...
by xkcd
Sun May 20, 2007 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 181
Views: 28743

(Bonus: subtle Arrested Development reference)

German Sausage wrote:naked kids fighting one another. thats not great either.


Belial, you might want to hide those DVDs.
by xkcd
Sun May 20, 2007 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 181
Views: 28743

Subtlety is really good -- one thing I'm looking for is movies where the effects were used more invisibly/seamlessly than normal but were still extensive. On the other hand, something like Kung Fu Hustle would be fun.
by xkcd
Sun May 20, 2007 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 181
Views: 28743

Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds

Suppose you reach through time and pull a movie director from the past -- anywhere from the 30's to the 60's, really. What modern movie do you show him to absolutely blow his mind? I'm thinking here of special effects, mainly. The concept of CGI will be so foreign that he wouldn't know what to think...
by xkcd
Fri May 18, 2007 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0263: "Certainty"
Replies: 148
Views: 35575

Egg on my face! At least it was just the alt-text this time. Come to think of it, I should do a comic with a similar error within the strip now -- it'd be a good way to gauge how many people read the alt-text, something I've always been curious about. It'd be a bit skewed because people computer-y e...
by xkcd
Wed May 09, 2007 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0259: "Cliched Exchanges"
Replies: 74
Views: 23569

Davean and I just had a long conversation about whether the é was gonna display right :)

Looks like we were wrong, because I used &eacut; instead of é

Oops. Well, fixed now :)
by xkcd
Wed May 09, 2007 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0258: "Conspiracy Theories"
Replies: 272
Views: 70026

The ranter has his 19 hijackers conspiracy theory - the clueless gents who failed Cessna flight school, with box cutters on 3 planes took out 4 bldgs), You know, I'm not sure your position here is reasonable. It seems to me three airplanes would be ample firepower to down four bulldogs, especially ...
by xkcd
Wed May 09, 2007 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0258: "Conspiracy Theories"
Replies: 272
Views: 70026

This is fun. I almost titled the comic 'reassuring litanies', just to hilight things, but decided to leave the self-application as an exercise for the reader. And okay, I can't help but jump in here. I like how I wasn't even talking about the truth or falsehood of whatever theory about who caused 9/...
by xkcd
Sun May 06, 2007 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "The Algorithm" on the front page of xkcd.com
Replies: 115
Views: 54193

Wow -- I just checked, and we're the first result for three of the searches, (quoted and unquoted), and #3 for the last one (quoted and unquoted). Google's got more lag than I thought -- I figured we'd stop rising within a week or so of the blag entry getting bumped from the top.
by xkcd
Sun May 06, 2007 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion and Zach Braff (and possibly Will Ferrell)
Replies: 23
Views: 7377

My bet for the actually movie is The Ex with Zach Braff and Jason Bateman. Only thing IMBD says Will Ferrell has coming up is Step Brothers and Semi-Pro . Will ain't in it. Oh, yeah, we were never sure about Will Ferrell. There was a guy in a beard who I thought was him, but I have no trouble belie...
by xkcd
Sun May 06, 2007 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion and Zach Braff (and possibly Will Ferrell)
Replies: 23
Views: 7377

Yes! We were confusing Jason Bateman with Nathan Fillion! Mystery solved! It helps that I just watched Arrested Development, so the face was definitely familiar. My friend Sarah commented that at one point there were three actors she was watcfhing, on and off, who all looked like each other -- Natha...
by xkcd
Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "The Algorithm" on the front page of xkcd.com
Replies: 115
Views: 54193

Success! We're the top result for three of the four phrases when quoted and in the top few for the unquoted phrases. I think Google is taking a bit to catch up; we've jumped overnight even though I took down the link to the blag post. in order to increase website hits (which is our goal, right?), I ...
by xkcd
Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "The Algorithm" on the front page of xkcd.com
Replies: 115
Views: 54193

Oops, apparently I misread "constantly" as "consistently."

Edit The algorithm is here. All is lost. I'm hiding in the attic. I will try to survive as long as I can. Someone get me a tire iron.
by xkcd
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Whats with the prices of T-Shirts?
Replies: 22
Views: 5948

It's because x.99 is an almost-universal pricing convention, and my early experience plus everything I've seen suggests pricing them at even dollar amounts noticeably hurts sales. If I were unusual in pricing that way, it would be annoying. But in my experience it's the standard method for pricing i...
by xkcd
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "The Algorithm" on the front page of xkcd.com
Replies: 115
Views: 54193

"The Algorithm" on the front page of xkcd.com

Someone's putting up cryptic billboards discussing "the algorithm". THE ALGORITHM CONSTANTLY FINDS JESUS THE ALGORITHM KILLED JEEVES THE ALGORITHM IS BANNED IN CHINA are the three I passed in New York. Edit: Changed CONSISTENTLY to CONSTANTLY -- I misread the billboard. Apparently it's a v...
by xkcd
Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0245: "Floor Tiles"
Replies: 252
Views: 62951

Haha, so I'm really happy with how this comic turned out, but I confess: I forgot that I had previously talked about this particular tile pattern in the last panel of comic #207. I knew I had sketched it out before. But I thought it was sitting in my "stuff to finish" bin, since I never de...
by xkcd
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0240: "Dream Girl"
Replies: 207
Views: 97613

dotwaffle: what you saw was where, in my rush to fix things, I dropped in the wrong version for the moment.

It's one of those nights.
by xkcd
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0240: "Dream Girl"
Replies: 207
Views: 97613

I made a transcription error, a 1 changed to a 9, when lettering from the original. I fixed it moments after it went up. I'm sorry!
by xkcd
Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD STOLEN
Replies: 55
Views: 9478

hermaj wrote:But... but did you use the detective hat? Then you would not need to spend any time looking sad because you would be a super detective, and they are just thoughtful. Never sad.


Hat!

*pause*

Happy again!

Thank you!
by xkcd
Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD STOLEN
Replies: 55
Views: 9478

The last thing I'm interested in doing is giving his site free publicity, so I don't really see the need to really address it publicly anywhere. There are a whole bunch of details there that are pretty clearly straight off my site. Maybe he(/she)'s just trying to do the same thing, or maybe he's try...

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