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by Wiz
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2040: Sibling-in-law
Replies: 52
Views: 10511

Re: 2040: Sibling-in-law

In my country, technically, a sibling-in-law is someone reachable via a chain of exactly one sibling relationship and exactly one marriage relationship. In practice, most people relax the second part to "exactly one or two marriage relationships", which is convenient because it means that ...
by Wiz
Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1576: "I Could Care Less"
Replies: 310
Views: 50090

Re: 1576: "I Could Care Less"

When I first heard about this phrase "I could care less", I was confused. How can anyone even think it means "I care very little"? Then, slowly, I realized from the way it was being said that what they mean is something like "I would prefer not to have to deal with this topi...
by Wiz
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:40 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0133: "Flagpole"
Replies: 70
Views: 24032

Re: What-If 0133: "Flagpole"

Finally, Rex doesn't have to come to a dead stop. A final velocity of, say, 8m/s (equivalent to a fall from 10 feet, if my mental estimate is close) seems comfortable enough. Thus the flagpole could be a bit shorter, or his grip a bit lighter, or his contact surface area a bit smaller, and he'll st...
by Wiz
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0133: "Flagpole"
Replies: 70
Views: 24032

Re: What-If 0133: "Flagpole"

I'm a bit disappointed this "What If" didn't end with a scenario a la #43 (Train Loop) where the jumper's arm strength, the pole's strength & length & flexibility (to allow a wider turn), and most importantly, the height of the building are adjusted such that the stunt becomes theo...
by Wiz
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Mu Complex codes/challenges
Replies: 17
Views: 19848

Re: Strange base64-ed code

Oh, also, you get the "@thalie" page for database dot studiocime dot com* or any subdomain thereof, even random stuff like "random dot stuff dot database dot studiocime dot com", except only mu dot database etc. (which for me has always been a DNS error btw). So methinks "mo...
by Wiz
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Mu Complex codes/challenges
Replies: 17
Views: 19848

Re: Strange base64-ed code

At some point during the game there's a pair of files called "password" and "password.enc", the latter of which shows a 3-line hex dump, just as other encoded files on various computers do (manual.doc, help.pdf, manual.word). If we identified the encoding used on "password&q...

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