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by drop
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming challenge - test your skills
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Programming challenge - test your skills

Since my previous topic completely failed ( http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=41522 ), Ive decided to ask in the programmer part of the board. Let's say it's a small competition and the competitors are to prepare a special script. The script has to: -download all the xkcd comics to 1 f...
by drop
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How to get all XKCD comics in Windows?
Replies: 19
Views: 4835

Re: How to get all XKCD comics in Windows?

Dobblesworth wrote:Is it not too difficult to just pull "right-click + save image to hard drive" over 601 iterations?


do it for me please, also write the transcriptions
by drop
Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How to get all XKCD comics in Windows?
Replies: 19
Views: 4835

Re: How to get all XKCD comics in Windows?

could you download them for me please and make a sticky subject? T_T
In fact I cant even find the php script, because the topic isnt called properly
by drop
Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How to get all XKCD comics in Windows?
Replies: 19
Views: 4835

How to get all XKCD comics in Windows?

Hello, Id like to get all the XKCD comics with transcripts. I have tried searching at the forum, but all I found are topics describing code for Linux or in php and I have no clue how to use it. (There were also topics pointing that there are other topics). Perhaps someone smart could make an easy wa...
by drop
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft!
Replies: 323
Views: 25223

Re: Starcraft!

It's pretty funny how everyone has been writing that valkiries are useless, and now, when pros started using them, people write that they are awesome...
by drop
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can a black hole ever be destroyed?
Replies: 62
Views: 3743

Re: Can a black hole ever be destroyed?

It's funny that Hawking radiation is taken as a fact, when it comes to small black holes, while it has never been proven to exist e.g. by watching the "big" black holes.
by drop
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time travel - from "single atom" perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Time travel - from "single atom" perspective

All you're doing is attacking a particular mechanism for time travel. None of this precludes time travel through some sort of wormhole, for example. I might as well say that you can't make a chair, because you can't create new particles. No, you probably can't make a chair pop out of nowhere, but t...
by drop
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time travel - from "single atom" perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Time travel - from "single atom" perspective

If we assume that time is just another 'attribute' of matter, than the same matter cannot be at the two places at the same time. Why would it mean this? and what about time as perceived by the atom versus time as perceived by the rest of the universe? At time 1, atom is at coordinates: X, Y, Z At t...
by drop
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time travel - from "single atom" perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Time travel - from "single atom" perspective

Has anyone ever looked at time travel from the "atomic" perspective? Wouldnt this solve the grandfather paradox? If we assume that time is just another 'attribute' of matter, than the same matter cannot be at the two places at the same time. Wouldnt this mean that during time travel, every...
by drop
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 740
Views: 217153

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

Im searching for a B or even C class movie about an alien on an island. Basically, there was a group of people who somehow landed on some island (perhaps they have crashed), which turned out to be habitated by some weird alien. The alien looked like a typical "grey alien", but had some oth...
by drop
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies like "the master of the flying guillotine"?
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Movies like "the master of the flying guillotine"?

I've recently seen this masterpiece and it's nearly at the level of the story of ricky and shogun assasin. Does anyone know any similar "kung fu" movies? A picture is worth a thousand words, I will just post a link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmdP1qTjGZY http://en.wikipe...
by drop
Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 114641

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

More words for "X times" - like once, twice, and (the less commonly used) thrice. Saying "x times" seems too verbose for me - I propose that it work like the ordinal numbers (first, second, third, fourth, fifth etc) whereby all numbers that don't end in one, two or three (the ir...
by drop
Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why are Microsoft evil?
Replies: 180
Views: 38543

Re: Why are Microsoft evil?

With so much money earned and such high market share microsoft could make GOOD solutions. We all know the Windows crashing problems. Noone waned the DRM. We wanted PDF support in MS office. The list can go on. Unfortunately MS prefers to collect the money to buy youtube. Personally I would be hapier...
by drop
Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 114641

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

Luthen - I knew most the words too, but I find it irritating that both glasses (1st group), alcohol glasses (2nd group) and sometimes beer glasses (hey, beer isnt alcohol ;-); 5th group) are all called "glasses". I think it would be better if there were separate names for each group. Just ...
by drop
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do you believe ska is dead?
Replies: 35
Views: 3680

Re: Do you believe ska is dead?

There are just few "better known" bands - and these bands release only mediocre material (take Streetlight Manifesto's "Somewhere in between" for example, which did not keep up to the expectations); Personally I loved SITB. No streetlight album will ever live up to a lot of peop...
by drop
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 114641

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

I have never been to the states, thus I have to rely on dictionaries and I wonder if you have separate words for glasses. Consequently, I might be wrong. I took a look at the wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Drinkware - and apparently there are always "x-type glasses" - wine gla...
by drop
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is fire? Quantum physics and more? C + O2
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

What is fire? Quantum physics and more? C + O2

Hello, I've asked this question on few other boards, but unfortunately noone ever answered. The question is fairly simple for anyone who is interested in this subject, yet quite long, thus it might be discouraging :( I know that there are many smart people around this board, who will probably know t...
by drop
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 740
Views: 217153

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

The first cartoon was about a "barbarian", "sorceress" and probably some third guy, who were traveling through some sort of post apocalyptic USA. I think they were fighting raiders during their adventures. I only remember one episode - a gigantic robot monkey from some Hollywood...
by drop
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 740
Views: 217153

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

Im searching for 2 cartoons that were aired on cartoon network around 10 or even more years ago and some (good?) Japanese anime that was aired at some other channel. The first cartoon was about a "barbarian", "sorceress" and probably some third guy, who were traveling through som...
by drop
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 16776

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

Definitely dubbing. I hate watching the subtitles - this way I miss a lot of the things that are happening. Also it means that I have to focus all the time at the screen (cannot eat etc.). I hate anime without dubs for example - the Japanese actually sounds a bit silly for me. As for dubbing - there...
by drop
Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 181
Views: 28769

Re:

Actually most of the things I read here are quite sad. What is interesting about the special effects? Show the special effects to the special effects guys, not the directors! Today's special effects will be probably bad in comparison to the ones in the next few years anyways. It's like saying that &...
by drop
Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies with a meaning
Replies: 44
Views: 4408

Re: Movies with a meaning

scum (1972) !!!


12 Monkeys
7 faces of Dr Lao
A Bronx tale
A Clockwork Orange
Apocalypse Now
Carnival of Souls
Goodfellas
Layer Cake
Natural Born Killers
Persepolis
Reservoir Dogs
Throne of Blood
Vertigo
WallStreet
by drop
Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Enjoying bad movies
Replies: 50
Views: 5226

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Story of Ricky is a great movie. The acting, the special effects, the plot! It was a fascinating experience. *** My friend used to rent a room in an apartment, with some other guy. That other guy was absent most of the time. Anyway, once he said that his cousing would live there for some time. I vis...
by drop
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 77103

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

* Grindcore sucks. Not the music - the vocals. WTF is the screaming supposed to be? It doesn't sound manly, it dosen't sound scary, it sounds pathetic - big (sweating) guys screaming like a little girls... NO! It also applies to many hardcore bands, whose vocals are very hard to be understood, the s...
by drop
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do you believe ska is dead?
Replies: 35
Views: 3680

Re: Do you believe ska is dead?

Ska is dying a slow death IMO. There are just few "better known" bands - and these bands release only mediocre material (take Streetlight Manifesto's "Somewhere in between" for example, which did not keep up to the expectations); while the small bands will never reach the mainstr...
by drop
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10850
Views: 1900210

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello everyone, I live in Poland and I am interested in many, many things. Probably in too many, to become an expert in any field, which is kinda sad. I have posted on many boards, but most of them were usually based on only one subject (starcraft, music, flame wars, comic books etc.) and I was neve...

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