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by YenTheFirst
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1286: "Encryptic"
Replies: 102
Views: 32110

Re: 1286: "Encryptic"

Can anyone explain how the puzzle shown is supposed to work? Why are there two columns of hashes, and what's the deal with the two types of fill-in-the-blanks? I'm not sure what the two types of fill-in-the-blanks are, but I suspect the two columns are for different length passwords. Short password...
by YenTheFirst
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48862830

Re: 1190: "Time"

also interesting -

The response headers for the redirect list the Server as 'Server:Warp/1.3.7.5' - which is a server written in Haskell.

Does haskell have any unique oddities when accessing / printing the time?
by YenTheFirst
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107151
Views: 48862830

Re: 1190: "Time"

It's probably just the hash of the image itself. Given the length of the hash (64 hexadecimal characters = 32 bytes / 256 bits), it's likely that the hash algorithm is sha256. The sha256 hash of any image so far has not matched its url. Also, sha256 hashes of unix epochs as strings of digits, or ct...
by YenTheFirst
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1086: "Eyelash Wish Log"
Replies: 90
Views: 24398

Re: 1086: "Eyelash Wish Log"

1. Wish that the wish-granting entity be compelled to grant the best possible wish - by one's own definition of 'best' - that could have been made at this point. There's a certain mathematics joke. A supreme being descends from On High to meet an unsuspecting group of mathematicians. This being off...
by YenTheFirst
Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 32221

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

It doesn't work for everyone, but - As my parents' house was being built, before the drywall was put in, my dad went through the house and photographed everything . So, two or three years down the road, if you want to install something, you have an actual reference to what's inside the wall. Extreme...
by YenTheFirst
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 57134

Re: "Scary" Discussion

I recently got back into Magic:TG. I came to this realization when I was showing one of my opponents (Edit: He's 12) cards that were older than he is. I recently got back into the game too. It kinda bugs me that I could have gotten in on the ground floor, and had some expensive Black Lotuses to sho...
by YenTheFirst
Fri May 08, 2009 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0581: "The Race: Part 5"
Replies: 89
Views: 18584

Re: "The Race: Part 5" Discussion

...You people who dislike it...why are you even reading xkcd if you haven't seen or don't like Firefly or Serenity? (No, don't answer that, but seriously, Firefly is awesome.) I'm answering anyway. So there. :) Merely referencing something does not make a comic good. I love Serenity and Firefly . T...
by YenTheFirst
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0567: "Urgent Mission"
Replies: 129
Views: 32423

Re: "Urgent Mission" Discussion

It's a bit off topic, but on the subject of finger binary, specifically endianess: It seems fairly obvious that the thumb, the finger that gives us an advantage over many other animals, is really the 'most significant digit'. Similarly, the pinky is the 'least signifigant' digit. Plus, for counting ...
by YenTheFirst
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0567: "Urgent Mission"
Replies: 129
Views: 32423

Re: "Urgent Mission" Discussion

darkspork wrote:And while you're at it, tell Benjamin Franklin to never, NEVER tell ANYONE about Daylight Savings Time.


Absolutely. That's what I came here to post. :D
by YenTheFirst
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 64862

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Maybe it's just me, but on most forums I've been on, ther've been furries who will talk your ear off about how they're always picked on, making nazi references, etc. erm... Godwin's law.... :D A corallary to Godwin's law: the likeliness of a nazi reference is directly proportional to the ratio of f...
by YenTheFirst
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 64862

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Maybe it's just me, but on most forums I've been on, ther've been furries who will talk your ear off about how they're always picked on, making nazi references, etc. I personally hold nothing against consenting adults being consenting adults, but in internet social life, I find it hard to feel sympa...
by YenTheFirst
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0342: "1337: Part 2"
Replies: 99
Views: 29527

Re: 1337: Part 2 Discussion

I was curious about whether an algorithm is worth using if it takes an obscenely large data set in order for it to be more efficient than an O(n) algorithm. Yes. Such an algorithm is worth using in the case that you have an obscenely large data set. Such as if you were google. Also, wouldn't [O(n l...
by YenTheFirst
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105903

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

At my sister's birthday parties, she would throw a game she called 'the name game'. The idea was, everyone wrote down a name, handle, etc., and put the paper in a bowl. The person running the game would read out what the names were, and the goal of the game was to guess who wrote down what name. If ...

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