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by jakerman999
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1105: "License Plate"
Replies: 91
Views: 30735

Re: 1105: "License Plate"

Just going to leave this here:
http://imgur.com/gallery/IuI5c
by jakerman999
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 20871

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

Little bit of nitpicking, shouldn't movement speed come to a stop(or near enough to one) when the door is reached? Some time should be taken to open it, and probably unlock it as well given that it's dark it's probably locked.
by jakerman999
Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0918: "Google+"
Replies: 158
Views: 50560

Re: 0918: "Google+"

thewhiteraven wrote:Does anybody want an invite? :)



Only one post, obvious troll is obvious.

But yes.
by jakerman999
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 83491

Re: 0882: "Significant"

The update changed two things as far as a quick glance shows, the first reference to green being removed, and the second yellow being changed(is mauve now?) Do these changes affect the secret code?
by jakerman999
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0882: "Significant"
Replies: 166
Views: 83491

Re: 0882: "Significant"

There are also two panels with yellow(which have the same result, not the contradicting big green/little green scenario).

Quick, someone search for secret codes!
by jakerman999
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0860: "Never Do This"
Replies: 110
Views: 52383

Re: 0860: "Never Do This"

I think I've seen this before. And not something similar, this exact strip, xkcd logo at the top of the page et all. It was a very weird sense of déjà vu, and then I realized they were fixing a bug in the matrix.
by jakerman999
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"
Replies: 74
Views: 16810

Re: 0847: "Stingray Nebula"

Don't take solace in something that might have been dead for several thousand years?
by jakerman999
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0831: "Weather Radar"
Replies: 112
Views: 27327

Re: 0831: "Weather Radar"

Ask them to give you to random numbers between 1 and 10 (with a different phrasing, if you want.) Then there is (read: should be) a one in ten chance they're the same. If not, ask for a third. If they're still different, ask for a fourth. At this point, there should be about a one in two chance tha...
by jakerman999
Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: possibly new encryption method?
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

Re: possibly new encryption method?

I figured it out. " Obama is a secret muslim." I don't even think you tried. And I'm sorry if this wasn't clear, but when I said it begins with a space, I meant that the string was " !E GK?CAJBHOMXJFENT KWPSJELYHJ !E BKFYTDEQGT", not that the answer began with a space. Also, I h...
by jakerman999
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Switches and lights variant.
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Switches and lights variant.

Well at this point I'd say Bring a laptop, for several different possibilities. 1)Run wires from the switch room to the light room, while bringing with you a camera. Set everything up so that you can all of the light bulbs in one shot(using the camera's viewfinder), then walk back to...
by jakerman999
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Switches and lights variant.
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Switches and lights variant.

Is there a second Ethernet port in the light bulb room? If yes, is it connected to the same local area network? what are the walls constructed of(wood, plastic, brick, other)? Is there a gap underneath the door(and/or around a different edge)? And just to get the nonsense answers out of the way: 1&#...
by jakerman999
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: possibly new encryption method?
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

possibly new encryption method?

I thought up the basic pattern for this encryption method in about a minute, and it took the better part of half an hour to iron out some of the kinks. I wanted to see if this was relatively strong, and this was the first place that came to mind. I'll post the encrypted string here, and see if the c...
by jakerman999
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38205

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

No GPS for me, thanks. http://shashib.amplify.com/2010/06/06/gps-and-computer-maps-may-shrink-your-hypocampi/ Apparently when You're driving through Quebec the police will give a speeding ticket for anything more than half a click over the speedlimit if they don't see a Quebec plate. I call bullshi...
by jakerman999
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38205

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

I take it most people here haven't had the problem of their GPS being oblivious to a street, or taking the long way around something... No, but I have driven down a road that had been moved since the map was made(about 2k to the north(k is short for kilometers (lets not go off on another tangent(pl...
by jakerman999
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38205

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

masher wrote:
jakerman999 wrote:
Eebster the Great wrote:
jakerman999 wrote:
Click is slang for kilometers per hour.

That must be a Canadian thing. I can't find it online, anyway.



I think it's limited to southern Ontario actually.


We use it in Australia...


All right, maybe people use it every where they use metric and speak English at the same time.
by jakerman999
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38205

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

Click is slang for kilometers per hour. That must be a Canadian thing. I can't find it online, anyway. I think it's limited to southern Ontario actually. We use it in Alberta all the time, actually. I always thought that was a canada-wide thing :? Maybe not Canada-wide but Canada-splattered possibly?
by jakerman999
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38205

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

Eebster the Great wrote:
jakerman999 wrote:
Click is slang for kilometers per hour.

That must be a Canadian thing. I can't find it online, anyway.



I think it's limited to southern Ontario actually.
by jakerman999
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38205

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

Eebster the Great wrote:
jakerman999 wrote: a click over the speedlimit

Isn't the click a unit of distance?


Sorry, click is slang for kilometers per hour.


The Internet: proving that Language barriers exist even within the same language since 1969.
by jakerman999
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38205

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

I have relatives like this. Directions take so long when crossing three provinces and they don't want me to use highways. Why would anybody want that? Apparently when You're driving through Quebec the police will give a speeding ticket for anything more than half a click over the speedlimit if they...
by jakerman999
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38205

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

Three in a row, I call hacks. I would've had this one, but I messed up the image tags.

[/offtopic] I have relatives like this. Directions take so long when crossing three provinces and they don't want me to use highways.
by jakerman999
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: need help setting up my audio/video
Replies: 1
Views: 648

need help setting up my audio/video

I'm currently using a really old television(ca-tv is the only input method) with an rf-modulator to enable RWY support. I also happen to have these audio cables(red/white) that have a male jack on one end, and a male/female jack on the other(presumably for daisy-chaining speakers together). What I'm...
by jakerman999
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 71927

0764: "One Two"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/one_two.png http://xkcd.com/764/ Alt text:Cue letters from anthropology majors complaining that this view of numerolinguistic development perpetuates a widespread myth. They get to write letters like that because when you're not getting a real science degree you have a l...
by jakerman999
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0748: "Worst-Case Scenario"
Replies: 92
Views: 25433

Re: "Worst-Case Scenario" discussion (#748)

Malph wrote:I don't know if anyone has said this yet because I just skipped to page 3, but according to a news story I just heard there's a storm headed for the gulf.

Brace for flaming walls of gator water.


Munroe, you're going to kill us all.



I hope your happy.
by jakerman999
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 30270

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Adding my recommendations to the hidden folder part of the thread. •Giving the folder a name of " "(the alt code for space, not a space itself) and setting the folders icon will make invisible, but not hidden. Doesn't work in detail mode though. •Some less conspicuous names for folders are...
by jakerman999
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 35943

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

I've always been given the understanding that geeks have uncommon knowledge with no applicable use except for hobbies and trivia, and that nerds possess uncommon knowledge that will be of use in real world scenarios. The difference between computer (geek|nerd)s here is that nerds can modify a comput...
by jakerman999
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 76080

Re: Strip Games Discussion

Thanks Randall. After a recent death of a loved one,and that really depressing insight on Friday, your usual humour has managed to bring laughter back to my face. No "get out of my head" required. On a more related note, has anyone considered the implications of strip correspondence chess?...
by jakerman999
Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0680: "December 25th"
Replies: 148
Views: 24711

Re: "December 25th" Discussion

my sympathies to all those who get shafted for having a birthday near Christmas. i have only received that harshness once, and my birthday is all the way out at the start of November. on a slightly related note, happy halloween :wink: for those not understaning it octal 31 is equal to decimal 25, oc...
by jakerman999
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0501: "Faust 2.0"
Replies: 96
Views: 20425

Re: "Faust 2.0" Discussion

you're all arguing about the aspect of the EULA, but why aren't you focusing on the fact that he has a sign sticking out of his floor? obviously he is in a room(it states that on the sign) but the sign is clearly jammed into floor as if it was dirt! what is going on here??!??
by jakerman999
Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 52587

Re: Steal This Comic

1. I don't buy all the music I get from iTunes in CD form, just a few CD's when I upgrade so I can identify the new DRM code. 2. I compress the files so that I don't need to search through as much data to find the DRM. Not only that, but DRM has coding in it that makes it incompressible (you can st...
by jakerman999
Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 52587

Re: Steal This Comic

2. I compress the files so that I don't need to search through as much data to find the DRM. Not only that, but DRM has coding in it that makes it unable to be compressed by RAR(you can still compress the music, but you can't compress the DRM code). @dark-red: I believe you meant "incompressib...
by jakerman999
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 52587

Re: Steal This Comic

all it took me was the I-tunes version, and a CD version. located the differences in the file when they were compacted in winRar, and BAM! Erased the DRM. (winRar, as it's easier to sort through everything) This sounds extremely fishy. Why do you go through the hassle of compressing the files? What...
by jakerman999
Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 47803

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

I guess I'm not a veteran scrabble player then...


the best thing I ever did was get NAZI for 26 points. in english class on a snow day(Canada here, biked to school when the buses were down). we spent 15 minutes deciding whether or not it was valid as it may have been a proper noun.
by jakerman999
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 52587

Re: Steal This Comic

anyone with a standard hex-editor and half an hour on their hands can get rid of DRM on their music if they really wanted to. optional third requirement:brains. all it took me was the I-tunes version, and a CD version. located the differences in the file when they where compacted in winRar, and BAM!...
by jakerman999
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 63612

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

For me, this rule usually runs conversely. Frank Herbert, absolutely. Plus, I liked Anathem and it's funny words. Exceptions are reserved for people who like to think they're being really creative by making up a whole new language, but don't put any thought into it (*cough*, a certain author whose ...
by jakerman999
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 73048

Re: "Height" Discussion

thanks allot for that "whole bottle"reference[/sarcasm]. now I can't for the life of me sing the damn song to remember how it's supposed to be... and onto the comic. I've found 3 starcraft references in this one, anyone found more than that? I really laughed at Arcturus(mengsk) even though...
by jakerman999
Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0478: "The Staple Madness"
Replies: 122
Views: 28288

Re: The Staple Madness

has anyone else noticed that a stick figure is hiding something behind his back? how would that work?? and as to the "installing Debian" message, I know a guy who tried to build a computer by stapling the parts together. Quinn, if you're reading this, get off the internet. you do not meet ...
by jakerman999
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0476: "One-Sided"
Replies: 111
Views: 29244

Re: "One-Sided" Discussion

I think the longest conversation I ever had like this was just under half an hour outside a dairy queen. me and the guy on the other end of her cell phone(with the blue-tooth earpeice :evil: ) must have been on perfect wavelength, because when she hung up, she said I was speaking in unison with him....
by jakerman999
Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62362

shit...literally.

I actually had to do some research to understand this.

now I wish I had left it alone.
by jakerman999
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0459: "Holy Ghost"
Replies: 305
Views: 39701

Re: "Holy Ghost" Discussion

The curious thing about people who argue about who is "responsible" for Jesus' death is that none of them believe in the omnipotence of god. If god is omnipotent then god, and god alone, is responsible for everything. If god is omnipotent, then he had the power to produce the salvation of...
by jakerman999
Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0459: "Holy Ghost"
Replies: 305
Views: 39701

Re: "Holy Ghost" Discussion

well it looks like I'm going to be the first hate post.

GHOSTBUSTERS SUCK!!!

no not really, I'm just poking fun at your hyper-active imaginations. you shouldn't jump to conclusions so fast. :lol:

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