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by tagno25
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1785: "Wifi"
Replies: 42
Views: 8598

Re: 1785: "Wifi"

Ok, so I see two listings in my wifi: HiltonHotelWifi, and HiltonHotelWifi. Both use hotspot2 Both have a valid TLS certificate. Both require username and password. Both accept the password given by the hotel documentation. One of the certificates belongs to International Hotel Services. The other ...
by tagno25
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1785: "Wifi"
Replies: 42
Views: 8598

Re: 1785: "Wifi"

Is WPA2-EAP an alternative to Hotspot 2.0, or is that what it entails? If a hotel offers WPA2-EAP or Hotspot2.0, how does a hotel guest easily know that that is what is being connected to? (Can a guest not set up a rogue WPA2-EAP hotspot?) WPA2-EAP and Hotspot 2.0 are two different but similar anim...
by tagno25
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1785: "Wifi"
Replies: 42
Views: 8598

Re: 1785: "Wifi"

So... what is the "proper" way for a hotel guest to ensure that they are connecting to a wifi that is trusted, and what is the clearest way to explain it to them? The "proper" way for the hotels is to use Hotspot 2.0 (ideally release 2), WPA2-EAP, or not to even offer wifi. We a...
by tagno25
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1785: "Wifi"
Replies: 42
Views: 8598

Re: 1785: "Wifi"

ETA: Seriously, I've always been a bit baffled by all those people warning us about public wifi and how you have to be sooooo careful if you connect to it in order to work or whatever. There could be hax0rs! There could be eavesdroppers! I've always thought ... ummm ... compared to where else? The ...
by tagno25
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1785: "Wifi"
Replies: 42
Views: 8598

Re: 1785: "Wifi"

-Wait, ping 8.8.8.8 does work. -Change the DNS settings. -Okay, now it is fine. "Works fine" may be true in Randell's house, but I'm pretty sure that only the most tech savvy got on that WiFi... I think you forgot a few steps. Like "- Login to router using default username and passwo...
by tagno25
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"
Replies: 157
Views: 78906

Re: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"

morriswalters wrote:What am I missing?

From what I can tell, nothing.

It is not the temperature of the moon that matters, it is the photon density. If it was just the temperature, then we could burn paper with starlight (or generate electricity).
by tagno25
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:58 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"
Replies: 157
Views: 78906

What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"

Fire From Moonlight Can you use a magnifying glass and moonlight to light a fire? At first, this sounds like a pretty easy question. https://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/145/etendue.png Why can't you "smoosh" light? Go from θOut to θIn and light is smooshed. Also assuming the mirrors and lense...
by tagno25
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 84362

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

I you just want to explore, and not play the game, then there are three values you should set. Set "window.noclip=1" to enable going through everything. set "window.mewtwo=1" to disable gravity. set "window.i.am.gandalf=1" to make the character jump higher, travel fast...
by tagno25
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 84362

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

I you just want to explore, and not play the game, then there are three values you should set. Set "window.noclip=1" to enable going through everything. set "window.mewtwo=1" to disable gravity. set "window.i.am.gandalf=1" to make the character jump higher, travel faste...
by tagno25
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:25 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 106488

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

I am prety sure that that check/cheque is more expensive than the number of plank lengths in the universe. That assumes that any bank would accept that check/cheque.
by tagno25
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"
Replies: 92
Views: 20874

Re: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"

I have the same problem with people who watch SD broadcasts on widescreen televisions stretched out to the edges. How does it not bother them? There should literally not be the option on the remote. Pillarbox that shit or spring for the HD cable package, buddy! This goes double for the morons in ch...
by tagno25
Mon May 07, 2012 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”
Replies: 240
Views: 64981

Re: 1052: “Every Major’s Terrible”

Qaanol wrote:I have a cached copy of the image, including title text, but my only hosting service is DropBox and I don’t want to exceed my bandwidth allotment for it by posting something that’ll garner a ton of views.
What about using imgur?
by tagno25
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0963: "X11"
Replies: 103
Views: 28858

Re: 0963: "X11"

5 years ago... Installing dual monitors on windows xp 1) re boot 2) fiddle with some graphical configuration tools for 5 mins. Installing dual monitors on recent-ish fedora 1) 5 or 6 reboots. 2) lots of cryptic text editing 3) consult google, find wrong answers. 5) never got it working quite right....
by tagno25
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0960: "Subliminal"
Replies: 81
Views: 34319

Re: 0960 - "Subliminal"

I wonder if Randall could explain the USPS logo too. I've never been able to tell what it's supposed to be. I can’t tell if you’re serious, so I’ll take it at face value. It’s the disembodied head of a raptor. True fact. I thought it was a Bald Eagle breaking the sound barrier. Fun fact: the Tostit...
by tagno25
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 43107

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

Hmm, it toes not have tower climbing or climbing a ladder in its list. Though it does have walked up the stairs. So I can got one thing work related in, but not the more strenuous activity.
by tagno25
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0916: Unpickable
Replies: 110
Views: 30011

Re: 0916: Unpickable

Or on books, because it is hard to beat the security of sensitive papers in random books. Double-stacked shelves with anything important in the least-used, dustiest section? But what if they start pulling them off the shelves and dumping them on the ground? Also, how do you hide things that are sli...
by tagno25
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"
Replies: 69
Views: 16419

Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

grayvsgrey wrote:Personally, I look to sources other than webcomics for daily inspiration, but to each his own. Anyway, Wikipedia is also mentioned 6 other times just in the 800's, plus there's the excellent 214 strip that CranialEruption mentioned.

the problem with 214 is 903's title text
by tagno25
Wed May 25, 2011 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 184597

Re: #903: Extended MInd

Pointing out loops breaks the loop, because someone "fixes" them.
by tagno25
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0822: "Guest Week: Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content)"
Replies: 65
Views: 23191

Re: 0822: "Guest Week: Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content)"

pgn674 wrote:I just noticed that this comic now has img title text:

Guest comic by Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content, whose internal monologue hasn't been speaking to him for the past three years.

His internal monologue became an external monologue named Pintsize.
by tagno25
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 73926

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

Two things: 1. I know of the phrase 'QQ' but is that supposed to be a website, because it's huge for something I've never heard of; and 2. Why is youtube on the island of Sulawesi? QQ is in China. Notice the "Great Firewall". Youtube is on the island of Sulawesi? It looks like Youtube is ...
by tagno25
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 73926

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

Can anyone read* what's around the Isle of Mockery on the Blogosphere Core Region? I can read "People of Walmart" but can't make out anything else, or what it says on the actual island itself. Thanks in advance. *and communicate to me what it actually says. People of walmart Lovers(?) End...
by tagno25
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 73926

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

/. is too small. It still takes down a couple of sites a week.
by tagno25
Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:54 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: OFFICIAL! MEETUP: San Francisco, CA - June 26, 2010
Replies: 72
Views: 23868

Re: OFFICIAL(?) MEETUP: San Francisco, CA - June 26, 2010

Are there any pictures yet?
by tagno25
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 25443

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

I am pretty sure at my school you are allowed to take classes concurrently so this shouldn't be a problem. Of course it's a problem. You can't take COM 205 unless you're taking SOC 210 at the same time, and obviously you're not taking SOC 210 because you can't take COM 205. FOr exactly the same rea...
by tagno25
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 25443

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

f1g2h311 wrote:Found this extra funny because my college actually did this by accident one year with a Computer Science course. As expected, no one could get into the class until they fixed it.

The college I attended would allow you take a class if the prerequisite was being taken at the same time.
by tagno25
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 30572

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

RabbitWho wrote:If you read this comic in 1995, what would you have assumed a pop-up blocker was?

Something that blocks access to popup books?
by tagno25
Wed May 19, 2010 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0742: "Campfire"
Replies: 59
Views: 21443

Re: "Campfire" Discussion

To get the joke I had to have a look at the map of the internet . That map is out of date. There are only between 20 and 2 green squares left, depending on where you look. Who do you have to talk to to get a whole square like Apple, Xerox, IBM, etc. did? (Eyes 7.x.x.x lustfully.) Your local RIR . 7...
by tagno25
Wed May 19, 2010 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0742: "Campfire"
Replies: 59
Views: 21443

Re: "Campfire" Discussion

Zorglub wrote:To get the joke I had to have a look at the map of the internet.

That map is out of date. There are only between 20 and 2 green squares left, depending on where you look.
by tagno25
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0728: "iPad"
Replies: 63
Views: 15663

Re: "iPad" discussion

true, but this is hardly what this is!! When light projects onto the retina like a screen, it is picked up by nerves, which transmit the info to the visual cortex directly (if I knew anything about camera CCDs I'm sure I could analogize) Its not surprising (cool, but not surprising) that basic cont...
by tagno25
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Puzzles from the xkcd book (big puzzle SOLVED!)
Replies: 147
Views: 161498

Re: Puzzles from the xkcd book (big puzzle SOLVED!)

halightw wrote:Is that the location of where....
Spoiler:
the Klingon ship landed in Star Trek IV?

Possibly near it, but this spot is a tree.
http://www.google.com/maps?q=37.769573,-122.483123
by tagno25
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 327854

Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

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by tagno25
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0710: "Collatz Conjecture"
Replies: 278
Views: 70637

Re: "Collatz Conjecture" Discussion

This is not code just to display 1450 9s I needed the code tags 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999...
by tagno25
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 327854

Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

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by tagno25
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 220420

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

Think Geek now has a spirit T-Shirt influenced by this comic
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-appare ... math/d4b5/
by tagno25
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 220420

Re: "Spirit" Discussion

They should have put wipers on the solar panels
by tagno25
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0682: "Force"
Replies: 61
Views: 21210

Re: "Force" Discussion

metaphysicist wrote:
tagno25 wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Erotic_asphyxiation&oldid=334873579

Ahaha, nice. Was this your doing?

It was my brother's doing

metaphysicist wrote:Also, I missed the significance of the mirror... someone explain even thought it won't be as funny?

Vader was force choking his image in the mirror.

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