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by 10nitro
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Alt-Text a la Wondermark
Replies: 10
Views: 6496

Re: Alt-Text a la Wondermark

The separate address frequently allows the site to serve not just the same content in a different packaging, but a subset or simplification of the content, reducing the strain on possibly more expensive mobile data plans. If I load up http://cnn.com, it takes about 700KB and some redirects for ad c...
by 10nitro
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: dynamic.xkcd.com doesn't handle HTTP HEAD method
Replies: 0
Views: 1593

dynamic.xkcd.com doesn't handle HTTP HEAD method

After having some weird caching issues with dynamic.xkcd.com, I popped open urxvt to use curl to check the what caching headers were being sent. What I saw was even weirder: $ curl -I http://dynamic.xkcd.com/random/comic/ HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found Connection: close Content-Length: 277 Content-Type: tex...
by 10nitro
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Alt-Text a la Wondermark
Replies: 10
Views: 6496

Re: Alt-Text a la Wondermark

m.domain or mobile.domain are recognized as being standards for mobile versions of a page, which is why it isn't on the main page. The site doesn't auto-redirect your mobile device because auto-redirection of mobile devices is stupid. Oh, yes, auto-redirection is stupid. But so is having a separate...
by 10nitro
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0914: "Ice"
Replies: 92
Views: 52840

Re: 0914: "Ice"

Also, teelo, NOT COOL. Posting "herp, derp, what's the template again" just to have the first post. (He didn't say "herp, derp" or use those words exactly, but it was a once-sentence placeholder that was to that affect) Seriously, when I click on the thread, I expect to see a di...
by 10nitro
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0914: "Ice"
Replies: 92
Views: 52840

Re: 0914: "Ice"

I thought it was bloody ice. did he get his organs harvested or something? No, see, that's the normal setup. You "normally" wake up in a tub of ice with your kidney missing. He woke up in a tub of kidneys with his ice missing. Also, teelo, NOT COOL. Posting "herp, derp, what's the te...
by 10nitro
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0872: "Fairy Tales"
Replies: 74
Views: 21890

Re: 0872: "Fairy Tales"

Also, why would you say lim (x -> infinity) of x little pigs instead of the infinite little pigs? Maybe the comic meant to say "The Infinite Little Pigs, each one littler than the last, whose total volume = sigma (1/n) fron n=1 to infinity". Because f(infinity) is undefined; duh. Which me...
by 10nitro
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0872: "Fairy Tales"
Replies: 74
Views: 21890

Re: 0872: "Fairy Tales"

If someone writes a book of fairy tales like this, I will buy it. I want this book.
by 10nitro
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0866: "Compass and Straightedge"
Replies: 94
Views: 21212

Re: 0866: "Compass and Straightedge"

glasnt wrote:Is "straightedge" the Basically Decent term for "ruler" now?

A ruler is a subset of straightedge. The distinction is that a ruler can be used for measuring, which is frequently untrue of a straightedge.
by 10nitro
Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 35789

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

I don't read xkcdsucks FTFY, because some of the shit you said would be pretty silly if you do. I pretty much said that. And I justified why. Unless you're claiming that my statements about xkcdsucks are untrue. And I do realize that they haven't always been true, but are now. I imagine some people...
by 10nitro
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 35789

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

Indeed bad format, OP. I thoroughly enjoyed this comic. Although, I think it's partially because it reminded me of certain people I know. So... I've started coming to the fora sometimes, just to read what SirMustapha has found to complain about. At first, I fount him annoying. But, slowly, when I'd ...
by 10nitro
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0844: "Good Code"
Replies: 100
Views: 27725

Re: 0844: "Good Code"

I choose the HURD loop. Microkernels FTW! Unfortunately for all of us, clean, beautifully coded vaporware is still vaporware. I agree that we would all be better off now if Linus had decided to go with a microkernel, or if some other project ended up being the impromptu home for GNU. We can all dre...
by 10nitro
Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0841: "Audiophiles"
Replies: 266
Views: 49827

Re: 0841: Audiophiles

When I encounter someone who's a snob about something like that, I tend to 1-up them, and (referencing the Monster Cables thing) tell them you can't buy cables up to my standards, and that I roll my own. Only later do they find out that I'm using coat hangers.
by 10nitro
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0837: "Coupon Code"
Replies: 86
Views: 27686

Re: 0837: Coupon Code

I'll go ahead and say it before someone else does, even though I don't really care: text bars don't have resize handles on them like multiline text boxes do. At least, not in any browser I've ever seen. Google Chrome has them. No it doesn't. Yes it does. At least the one textarea widget in the one ...
by 10nitro
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8659
Views: 1749449

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Sources:
http://xkcd.com/198/
http://xkcd.com/230/
http://xkcd.com/456/
http://xkcd.com/619/

xkcd-perspective.png
My perspective is a little off.


I got lazy and just GIMP-typed in some text. Also, I feel like I could have found better references.
by 10nitro
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0784: "Falling Asleep"
Replies: 96
Views: 28128

Re: Falling Asleep discussion (784)

I'm not sure I approve this use of color; there is a certain degree of appreciation for Randall's work comes from it being constrained art. There are certainly times when color does add, and is appreciated, I'm not sure it added anything here.
by 10nitro
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 23830

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

There's a song that always finds it's way into Banshee's shuffle, and in it there's buzzing for a few seconds, and every damn time I think a phone's going off on vibrate. Also, I hate most radio stations here. Half the time they seem to use pre-recorded conversations, too. Once I started to hear the...
by 10nitro
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 24808

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

I didn't find it that great. Perhaps it's that I've spent the last few weeks on package management.

Would've been first, if he didn't cheat. [edit]at post time, the title-text was "", and he still has no comment as I write this[/edit]
by 10nitro
Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0752: "Phobia"
Replies: 90
Views: 25075

Re: "Phobia" discussion (#751)

Um, it's 752, but I'm a fan of this appending numbers to the thread title.
by 10nitro
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 29690

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

*Michael takes my laptop, and attempts to go to google.com, however in his hast his left hand was down a row on the keyboard.* Luke: See, the page isn't loading. Now close that window before it does. Um, that'd be "boobld. om" -- the space will make most browsers do a search, I think? If ...
by 10nitro
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 29690

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

True story: I'm rooming with Andrew and Michael on a robotics trip: *Andrew comes out of his room in the hotel* (our team managed to get hotel rooms with separate rooms. How awesome is that?) Michael: What were you doing in there for several hours? Watching porn? Me: Nah, the wifi here's too slow fo...
by 10nitro
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0749: "Study"
Replies: 79
Views: 29702

Re: "Study" discussion

Slight spoiler. For those of you who do not know, urushiol is the substance secreted by poison ivy/poison oak, which causes itching and rashes. The alt-text basically says, touch poison ivy. Almost, but it's actually better than that: Title-text: Volunteers needed for a study on the transmission of...
by 10nitro
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 35356

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

NO. Trekkers are people who think that Wil Wheaton was a lucky kid who got to be on the set of Star Trek. Trekkies are people who think that Wesley Crusher was a lucky kid who got the be on the bridge of the USS Enterprise. What about the people who think he was a young actor who got stuck with the...
by 10nitro
Mon May 31, 2010 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 35356

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

I made this post on another forum, though I find it relevant to here: I consider myself a "nurd." The word geek implies someone who is socially inept. No, it doesn't. Also, the correct spelling is "nerd". Please read a dictionary before posting pointless comments like this. "...
by 10nitro
Wed May 26, 2010 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 47873

Re: "Dyslexics" Discussion

Using double quotes would have broken the title text. Learn you some HTML. That's what " is for. Because of that HTML entity, I've started to say ``kwot'' instead of `quote' in spoken English. I expected the alt-text to be something like "Fortunately, none of them noticed and they all...
by 10nitro
Wed May 26, 2010 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0745: "Dyslexics"
Replies: 143
Views: 47873

0745: "Dyslexics"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/dyslexics.png Title-text: And of course I had to redo this like three times because I kept writing 'UNTIE'; I kept doing 'doing 'doing it wrong' wrong' wrong. Comment: As a lydexic, the only way I ever manage to make posts here is by re-reading them tive fimes. [edit]Ok,...
by 10nitro
Mon May 24, 2010 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0744: "Walkthrough"
Replies: 68
Views: 21399

Re: "Walkthrough discussion"

Dude, you need a link and title-text, as well as your own comment, so you're you know, contributing to the thread.
by 10nitro
Sat May 22, 2010 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 61993

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

I'm not sure where you're getting this idea that ogg vorbis support is increasing in end-user players, but I see that opinion voiced often as if it is a self-evident truism. I'm not saying it's wrong, I'm just saying it's always stated but never demonstrated. I see them around at the store. They're...
by 10nitro
Fri May 21, 2010 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 61993

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

Open source zealots are often right, and sometimes they're just off in left field. Form alliances with them when it's appropriate, and pat them on the head when it's not (ogg vorbis as an end-user music format people, I'm looking squarely at you here). What's wrong with ogg, as long as you have a d...
by 10nitro
Fri May 21, 2010 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 61993

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

I feel a lot like the bearded guy (is that supposed to be Stallman?), but I'd say that we should be freaking out about Google, Microsoft, and Apple more than about Facebook. Google's okay really, they've joined the free software movement, are open about their shit, and give back to the community. A...
by 10nitro
Mon May 17, 2010 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 25206

0741: "Blogging"

Image
Title-text: I'm looking to virally monetize your eyeballs by selling them for transplants.

Comment: I don't get the eyeballs bit.

[edit] Whoops, it doesn't like it when I don't put `http://' on a url [/edit]
by 10nitro
Sat May 15, 2010 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0740: "The Tell-Tale Beat"
Replies: 115
Views: 32412

Re: "The Tell-Tale Beat" Discussion

Screw you. You only beet me because I was addling a link and a comment, per the rules, and you didn't. Anyway, I didn't think it was that funny, but I liked the art. I didn't see any rules about needing a link, but I added it in. Did that increase your happiness? Yes it did, I am happy now! For tho...
by 10nitro
Fri May 14, 2010 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0740: "The Tell-Tale Beat"
Replies: 115
Views: 32412

Re: "The Tell-Tale Beat" Discussion

Screw you. You only beet me because I was addling a link and a comment, per the rules, and you didn't.

Anyway, I didn't think it was that funny, but I liked the art.
by 10nitro
Thu May 06, 2010 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0736: "Cemetery"
Replies: 52
Views: 14495

Re: "Cemetery" discusstion

And I've discovered that the worst place to read XKCD is school. I literally laughed out loud, and people looked at me funny. eh...for you I agree... for me, I'm in my office (as usual), and from the next office they always give me weird looks... spooky, green weird looks :shock: You guys have it l...
by 10nitro
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0722: "Computer Problems"
Replies: 104
Views: 32902

Re: "Computer Problems" Discussion

Oh. Suddenly my life feels small and meaningless. Should I push more buttons? Great. Sounds like this is going right up there with "more cowbell" and "additional pylons". But you can't build more pylons! You don't have enough Vespasian gas! I'm currently typing from a temporary ...
by 10nitro
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 218119

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

Although, Spirit is running VxWorks, so it's a soulless bastard anyway.
Just kidding, Luna and Brooke are running VxWorks :) (Or rather, Luna was 'til we cannibalized her processor for Brooke :( )
by 10nitro
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0699: "Trimester"
Replies: 86
Views: 25491

Re: "Trimester" discussion

You can go quite far with a determined look on you face and a screwdriver in you hand... No one ask what you are doing as long as it looks like you should be doing it... =o) Better: wearing safety glasses, awkwardly holding a brief case, a screw-driver, and a calculator, furiously punching numbers ...
by 10nitro
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Have you written a game?
Replies: 58
Views: 5917

Re: Have you written a game?

I started out with basic stuff like the one game where you fly the plane and avoid the others, and started to work on some reasonably complex/advanced RPGs that I never finished. I think I even wrote a basic 3D-rendering engine at one point (the math from that helped me out later :) However, I've mo...
by 10nitro
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xul tree checkboxes
Replies: 0
Views: 633

xul tree checkboxes

Sorry if this should go in support, but it is for a more complex app I'm coding. I'm building a xul interface for an app. Now I have a tree that needs a checkbox column. This appears to be fairly straight-forward, here . However, this does not seem to work. I can find other references to people usin...
by 10nitro
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0099: "Binary Heart"
Replies: 28
Views: 29926

Re: "Binary Heart" Discussion

Exact translation, with 3 bits shaved off the end: iloveyOuilOveyouiloveyOuilOveyOuiloveyouilOveyouilOveyOuilOv The omitted bits are `011'. Exact[*] translation, without shaving off those last three bits: iloveyOuilOveyouiloveyOuilOveyOuiloveyouilOveyouilOveyOuilOv^C Damn, Randall's good. [*] Well,...
by 10nitro
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 100034

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

The number on the left is the number of times a pixel with the value on the right appears in the comic 8183 0 36 1 47 2 383 3 44 4 36 5 26 6 43 7 83 8 28 10 35 11 26 12 49 13 39 14 31 15 48 16 32 17 54 18 36 19 35 20 37 21 33 22 43 23 76 24 41 26 41 27 40 28 29 29 43 30 33 31 28 32 35 33 44 34 219 3...

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