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by sudo make me a username
Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:10 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0115: "Into the Sun"
Replies: 101
Views: 36908

Re: What-If 0115: "Into the Sun"

ruurdjan wrote:Is it just me or aren't there any mouse-overs in this one?

Yeah, it drove me crazy. I thought something was wrong with my browser and then I right-clicked almost every picture, using "inspect element" just to see that the "title" attributes are indeed empty...
by sudo make me a username
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1398: "Snake facts"
Replies: 144
Views: 27360

Re: 1398: "Snake facts"

A farmer had five horses; two died. How many horses does he have left? Five: three living horses, two dead ones; or is a dead horse not a horse? It depends on how much time has passed, and how the bodies have been disposed of. (of how the bodies have been disposed?) If a horse has died, it may beco...
by sudo make me a username
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd: volume 1?
Replies: 8
Views: 8429

Re: xkcd: volume 1?

My wish had (more or less) come true with the announcement of the new "what-if" book. Woo-hoo!
by sudo make me a username
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD Now (1335) Android Widget
Replies: 1
Views: 4671

Re: XKCD Now (1335) Android Widget

Nice, downloaded. It's my homepage now.
by sudo make me a username
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:34 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 99167

Re: The "What-If?" Book

AUTO BUY I love xkcd, and what-if in particular. I bought xkcd:volume 0 relatively recently and loved it. I was so excited to see the message in the main xkcd site announcing this. I'm 100% sure I'll buy this one (the cover is awesome BTW). I just don't know whether to pre-order it. It's my birthday...
by sudo make me a username
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd: volume 1?
Replies: 8
Views: 8429

Re: xkcd: volume 1?

Tried to use the IRC channel and it was fruitless. I never used IRC before - it seems quite outdated for me. The people weren't very welcoming. Trying to ask the same questions from this thread someone said "we don't disscuss xkcd here". Someone else was nice enough to explain that the cha...
by sudo make me a username
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd: volume 1?
Replies: 8
Views: 8429

Re: xkcd: volume 1?

Jplus: Wow, and I thought I was a slowpoke for only getting it now. Not noticing the book since 2009 is even more slowpokey :D . Of course speculating about a new book isn't useful, but I wanted to do it for fun. I also wanted to know what are people's favourite post-600 comics. I guess I can ask Ra...
by sudo make me a username
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd: volume 1?
Replies: 8
Views: 8429

xkcd: volume 1?

I recently recieved my copy of xkcd: volume 0. Awesome book! Really good selection of comics. And the codes. So many codes, (almost) all leading to a single piece of information that is completely useless for me now, but still pretty awesome. I cheated with nearly all of them, but I learned some thi...
by sudo make me a username
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1316: "Inexplicable"
Replies: 99
Views: 16034

Re: 1316: "Inexplicable"

Big GOOMHR for me, after working with some C programs and wondering what the hell could have caused the output I'm seeing.
by sudo make me a username
Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1313: "Regex Golf"
Replies: 64
Views: 25005

Re: 1313: "Regex Golf"

what is considered cheating in regex golf? Trying to match the particular cases (sometimes even not matching all of them, but gaining more points due to a shorter regex), and not the general pattern. Like in the comic. The thing is, in the comic there is no "general case", Megan/Randall j...
by sudo make me a username
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1313: "Regex Golf"
Replies: 64
Views: 25005

Re: 1313: "Regex Golf"

This is the solution I got for abba with backrefrences (for the general case) ^((?!(.)(.)\3\2).)*$ I would use a non-capturing group for the first one, but it's 2 extra characters. This is better by 3 points: ^(?!.*(.)(.)\2\1) This actuall...
by sudo make me a username
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1313: "Regex Golf"
Replies: 64
Views: 25005

Re: 1313: "Regex Golf"

For those that want to play some Regex Golf... http://regex.alf.nu/ Wow, it's actually a thing? I was surprised too; I assumed that Randall had invented it as part of the joke. I've got as far as "5. Abba", but my current regex is 100% wrong: it matches everything in the right list and no...
by sudo make me a username
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1313: "Regex Golf"
Replies: 64
Views: 25005

Re: 1313: "Regex Golf"

Yes, I found the expression, well, wrong and found this works better /M | [TNE]|[M] |/ on the set A New Hope The Empire Strikes Back Return of the Jedi The Phantom Menace Attack of the Clones Revenge of the Sith The Motion Picture The Wrath of Khan The Search for Spock The Voyage Home The Final Fro...
by sudo make me a username
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1313: "Regex Golf"
Replies: 64
Views: 25005

Re: 1313: "Regex Golf"

Not the strongest xkcd, but it gave me a little bit of entertainment editing the explain xkcd wikia . I generated the entire table of presidents (including making the matching part bold and adding which part of the regex was matched) with a little python script. It was fun :D My lack of knowledge ab...
by sudo make me a username
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0299: "Aeris Dies"
Replies: 187
Views: 50446

Re: 0299: "Aeris Dies"

I was wondering, in the light of the previous excellent comic, whether any readers detect any sort of development in these characters. Wouldn't it be strange if, for example, the 'hat guy' mellowed in later life or if another were to get married. Since the thread was resurrected I got to see this a...
by sudo make me a username
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1312: "Haskell"
Replies: 70
Views: 19607

Re: 1312: "Haskell"

Second time xkcd made me think "I should learn <x>". First time was with the old comics about LISP (that talked about how timeless and elegant it is). This time it's more about the discussion here than the comic itself. And in another topic, I'm hope I'm not starting a flamewar, but I had ...
by sudo make me a username
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 'shipping Beret guy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2996

Re: 'shipping Beret guy?

You're assuming white beret gives a damn about sex and romance. He's acting on a script he believes he should follow, but doesn't hold to any of the underpinnings or reasoning for the actions. He runs a business that has a soup hose in the wall. He knows that you should key a car in revenge, so he ...
by sudo make me a username
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 'shipping Beret guy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2996

'shipping Beret guy?

That kind of discussion is probably much more common in other kinds of fandoms and not in xkcd. But (using explainxkcd names) Cueball has Megan (usually), and Black hat got his own match in "Journal", so I wonder if the Beret guy, one of my favourite characters, will ever find his own matc...
by sudo make me a username
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2112088

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Another innocent victim drawn into the forum by the notorious Time thread ;) . Welcome and enjoy yourself! Actually I'd say it's reasonably well known outside of Israel that Israel does not have secular / state marriage but only religious marriage, thus couples consisting of one Jew and one non-Jew...
by sudo make me a username
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: What are "spam-like words"?
Replies: 5
Views: 9345

Re: What are "spam-like words"?

Yeah, the problem was links. I removed them and the post was accepted. It's not a biography, it's more like a little story about my history with xkcd. I meant to post it as my own thread and then I saw the intro thread so I decided it's a better place. Maybe it's not. I sent it already as reply to t...
by sudo make me a username
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2112088

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello there! I'm 18 years old from Israel. I'm pretty much the poster boy for xkcd's target audience so many of my friends like xkcd and I used to visit it from time to time, sometimes using the random button. I liked a lot of the comics but there were also many I didn't understand - sometimes becau...
by sudo make me a username
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: What are "spam-like words"?
Replies: 5
Views: 9345

What are "spam-like words"?

I'm new here and I wrote quite a long introduction post but it was rejected with the message "This message was flagged as spam and has been denied". Reading the FAQ here it says messages with "spam-like words" may be denied with that message if my post count is less than 5, but i...

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