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by WK1
Fri May 20, 2016 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1683: "Digital Data"
Replies: 122
Views: 16855

Re: 1683: "Digital Data"

Hopefully historians of the future won't confuse copying files with re-encoding images.
by WK1
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104992
Views: 30348537

Re: 1190: "Time"

I looked at the Response when one does a HEAD Request for http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png. It gives a 301 Moved Permanently response. If Randal intended to change it, he would have used a 302 Found Response. I also look forward to see where this is going. I got the same URL that rainspeaker got...
by WK1
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0980: "Money"
Replies: 375
Views: 88403

Inconvenient and Unnecessary

This browser/javascript application is awfully inconvenient. Requires a lot of clicking and dragging, and doesn't seem to recognize any sort of keyboard shortcuts. Why can't we just download a large png image? Then we can browse it in whatever application we want. I just want to load a png in my bro...
by WK1
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 39563

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don't know why she swallowed that fly. Perhaps she'll die.
by WK1
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 30135

Re: "Prudence" Discussion

This wouldn't work. When you jump into the closet, time stops in this world until you return. I don't think it was ever specified what would happen if you died in Narnia, but I just assumed that time would resume again without you. Anyway, the laptop wouldn't be able to keep up with the M.A.L.P.'s s...
by WK1
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 34632

Re: "Free" Discussion

Simon17 wrote:
WK1 wrote:33% more cereal than a box of cereal that has about 33% 25% less cereal!


Here you go: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/about

I didn't want to get into a big math discussion, that's why I said about 33% instead of 25%. Too many people would be wondering where the 25% came from.
by WK1
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0641: "Free"
Replies: 168
Views: 34632

Re: "Free" Discussion

Marketers, now shame free! I hate it when they advertise basic math. 12-pack! 50% more than an 8-pack! 33% more cereal than a box of cereal that has about 33% less cereal! My strawberry Nestle Quik has on the tub "25% less sugar than other powder and syrup brands." It's 93% sugar. They get...
by WK1
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0636: "Brontosaurus"
Replies: 85
Views: 18086

Re: "Brontosaurus" Discussion

Brontosaurus ... recognized as a mistaken combination long ago Citation needed. In fact, I would go so far as to say you got the facts wrong. From Wikipedia: In 1903, Elmer Riggs pointed out that Brontosaurus excelsus was in fact so similar to Apatosaurus ajax that it belonged in the same genus, an...
by WK1
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0567: "Urgent Mission"
Replies: 129
Views: 26500

Re: "Urgent Mission" Discussion

Why not do both?, time isn't going anywhere. or is it? To your mother's house. It's not that it's going anywhere, it's that there is only so much of it. If time weren't going anywhere, then a moment would be enough for everybody. Problem is, time is rapidly disappearing, and so we each will eventua...
by WK1
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 37964

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

I completely disagree. There is no reason for the news to give a basic math lesson every time they use numbers. That would just be silly and a waste of time. Too often the news and TV in general cue for the lowest common denominator, and it is a waste of time for the rest of us. Anybody with half a ...

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