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by BAReFOOt
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"
Replies: 86
Views: 26103

Re: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"

But… but… we have found a bug in the fix for the bug fix for that one bug from twenty years ago!


Don’t laugh. That actually happened with Microsoft.
by BAReFOOt
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 26171

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

Gargravarr wrote:Play with me Daddy, forever and ever and ever and... until StackOverflowError.


Not if it’s tail recursive, and the compiler/interpreter optimizes the stack frames away.

Then it can go until the end of all time…
by BAReFOOt
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1188: "Bonding"
Replies: 108
Views: 26171

Re: 1188: "Bonding"

LordKraken wrote: the only change I needed was that 'throw Ball' has to be 'throw new Ball()'.


Uuum, no. aim gets the ball (lowercase!) via its parameter, and main already passes it a new Ball(). They pass the same Throwable back and forth.
by BAReFOOt
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"
Replies: 92
Views: 20918

Re: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"

be aware that fixed-list-based support is the industry standard in the 21st century For the sake of sanity and friendliness, I’m going to assume you are aware that that is not a valid argument, and that that is the point you were making. :) the only way support is supposed to be done as per the job...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"
Replies: 92
Views: 20918

Re: 1187: "Aspect Ratio"

I find people watching 4:3 videos stretched to 16:9 much worse. Or anything stretched to anything that is not the same aspect ratio. It’s like wearing a sign that says “I’m a moron.”. Similar to having a clock blinking at 00:00, still having the protective foil from the factory on their electronic d...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 100666

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

I prefer the much more natural: 8.946,667 @ 0.635,616,4 ☉ 27.727,184 The first number is the sun’s rotation around the galaxy (@) as x/1000000. The second one is the earth’s rotation around the sun (☉) as y/4 (seasons). The last one is earth’s rotation around itself, as x/60 (divisible by 3, 4, 6 an...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45155

Re: 1168: Tar

Does it count if I don't have to google to get to one of the many askbuntu/command line fu/help sites because I can just type ask and it'll come up from my history? Hmm… why not just look it up on another computer? Or even your phone! (Assuming you know the OS of the bomb. Otherwise the comic makes...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45155

Re: 1168: Tar

phlip wrote:How certain are you that that's GNU tar running on that bomb?


If it isn’t, I don’t want to live anymore, anyway… ;)
by BAReFOOt
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45155

Re: 1168: Tar

Klear wrote:Technically he's right. I mean, I'm guessing you've got rar and zip on Mac etc. as well.


But then his statement makes no sense. It only makes sense if it defines Unix as “non-PC”.
by BAReFOOt
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45155

Re: 1168: Tar

edenist wrote:

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sudo /etc/init.d bombd stop

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Password: _


(Also, joke’s on you. It’s compiled into the kernel, SELinux is active, and the batteries are the only thing keeping the bomb from exploding right away.)
by BAReFOOt
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45155

Re: 1168: Tar

I immediately thought "tar -xvf my_file_name.tar.gz"; I'm not seeing the challenge, here. Well, if it's .tar.gz then you want to add a -z there, or you're going to blow us all up. Nope. Not needed. See my comments above about auto-detection. Why would I use, say, tar -t when I can just op...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45155

Re: 1168: Tar

I mean, on the PC side we're still mucking around with ZIP and RAR which came out in 1989 and 1993 respectively. Oh no, you did not just use “PC” to mean “Windows”?!?!!! WTF is wrong with you?? Please hand me your computer usage license, take off all your clothes, and stand against the wall. Now wh...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45155

Re: 1168: Tar

Don't forget the 5 or so other archive/zip programs, each with their own unique flag combinations. Can't there be some sort of standardization? *Prepares for incoming attacks from Linux Pros* You are aware that tar auto-detects the compression? Even for compression , where it uses the file extensio...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45155

Re: 1168: Tar

What’s so hard about remembering tar -xvf something.tar.somecompressionextension ? It auto-detects the compression. Add some file names if you want only them to be extracted. And add a -C $directory if you want it to end up in a specific directory. If you want to list them instead, replace the [e]x[...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1159: "Countdown"
Replies: 77
Views: 21402

Re: #1159: Countdown

jpk wrote:So Black Hat Guy's name is Rosencrantz?
Or is it Guildenstern?


It’s Ezekiel van Gieldenglick. ;)
by BAReFOOt
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1159: "Countdown"
Replies: 77
Views: 21402

Re: #1159: Countdown

Spoiler alert: It still shows 000000 behind the picture, but only because the number is so big, it can’t be displayed . Assuming that… It is a 13 digit display. I measured the length of the last 7 digits, and found out, that the picture hides roughly (5¾+¼) digits. Assuming a 64-bit signed (in case ...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"
Replies: 50
Views: 13354

Re: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"

How would you describe gravity fields to someone that was born, and will live and die in a zero-G environment, such as someone cruising in a generation ship halfway to Andromeda? it would be like describing blue to someone born blind. Nonsense. You would describe it as everything pulling you into i...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"
Replies: 50
Views: 13354

Re: 1158: "Rubber Sheet"

Extra credit: If the bowling ball weighs 1000kg, and the sheet is an infinite plane of 10mm thick latex rubber, how high does the ball bounce? It wouldn’t. The rubber sheet would rip under its own infinite weight and cause a two-dimensional big bang, while attracting the whole old universe into a g...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"
Replies: 144
Views: 25255

Re: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"

Why would you give them anything other than GPS coordinates via IM, e-mail, or something similar?

Or a map link. With url shorteners, that even works over the phone.
by BAReFOOt
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 28780

Re: 1150: Instagram

Also, this IS an excellent analogy. It is a horrible completely invalid analogy. Because when Chad sells your stuff, it is gone . When Instagram “sells“ “your” information, it is still there . Wow, have people, even here, really been brainwashed so much by the organized crime? A couple of years ago...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 28780

Re: 1150: Instagram

There is a huge fallacy in that comic, that is just like going to the north pole, and then at that exact place, saying “I will now go north!”: Just like the above statement in that context, saying “property” in the context of information makes no sense. It is not related to reality. In reality, ther...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 41224

Re: 1144: Tags

I would agree that this should've been added as another web design evil Well, that’s the fault of the browser developers back in HTML 3.x times, who insisted on adding visual layout tags to a semantic markup language. Just like they now mess up things with HTML5 again. It is very very invalid HTML,...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 41224

Re: 1144: Tags

That only pisses off XHTML developers (where <A> should be <a> and &nbsp; should be &#160;). HTML4 developers shouldn't be annoyed by perfectly valid HTML. There is no such thing as HTML “developers”. Either you’re an actual developer… then you use X HTML for your text markup needs… or you’...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 41224

Re: 1144: Tags

[...] which flavors of HTML want uppercase tags, which lower, that XHTML wants <br/> to self-close, that HTML5 allows valueless Boolean attributes... This actually explains why I had so much trouble learning HTML I gave up. I had the feeling I was trying to reach a shifting target, and thought it w...
by BAReFOOt
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 41224

Re: 1144: Tags

I don’t get it. All it says in the picture, is:

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XML Parsing Error: mismatched tag. Expected: </div>


:twisted: 8-) :mrgreen:
by BAReFOOt
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1142: "Coverage"
Replies: 62
Views: 19165

Re: 1142: "Coverage"

glasnt wrote:Um.. cage match, (faraday) cage match.. lacking of coverage...
Yeah. Not quite sure if there's something else on top.


There isn’t. Don’t let the ones who say they “got it” distract you. They are the ones who got it the least. (Old rule. Related to the Streisand Effect.) ^^
by BAReFOOt
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1142: "Coverage"
Replies: 62
Views: 19165

Re: 1142: "Coverage"

People will be laughing at this Faraday.
Then ponder it Faraday, cause they didn’t actually get it.
Then the next one comes out.
by BAReFOOt
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1134: "Logic Boat"
Replies: 135
Views: 31360

Re: 1134: "Logic Boat"

Are you telling me, the boat can’t hold an additional cabbage??

Also, I have a wolf, to eat people who think a boat can’t hold an additional cabbage!
by BAReFOOt
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 93069

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

I'm all for cutting back on the jargon in science, but methinks this is going a liiiitle too far..... I’m for cutting back on pointless jargon, that only serves to elevate the big-headed (yet so incredibly insecure) speaker over others. Which is mostly: Foreign words in dead languages, that there i...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 93069

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

Soooo.... we've already ended up in the Idiocracy?

I see it in my head movies. But this head movie makes my eyes rain...

Oh, and: DURK URR DURRR!
by BAReFOOt
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1130: "Poll Watching"
Replies: 87
Views: 17343

Re: 1130: "Poll Watching"

It is sad, that even supposedly intelligent and educated people, like Randall, or Jon Steward, completely fall for that utterly meaningless distraction. As if it was in any way relevant to their lives. Like CD jumping, they just never ever seem to get it. PROTIP: THE DEMS WILL ENACT THE REP CHANGES ...
by BAReFOOt
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"
Replies: 70
Views: 25486

Re: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"

Letters in mirror are too small to read. (Unless you zoom them in.)

What’s up with that? Does Randall still have a super-low-DPI display?
by BAReFOOt
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1123: "The Universal Label"
Replies: 114
Views: 23110

Re: 1123: "The Universal Label"

glasnt wrote:"Not suitable for evolutions under 3 earth-years"


I am a mayfly, you insensitive clod!
by BAReFOOt
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1123: "The Universal Label"
Replies: 114
Views: 23110

Re: 1123: "The Universal Label"

Bellerophon wrote:1) Heat to one hundred billion degrees.
2) Allow to rise.


This summer comes the hottest new movie in a trillion years:
The Alien Zombie Raptor Army Rises!
by BAReFOOt
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1123: "The Universal Label"
Replies: 114
Views: 23110

Re: 1123: "The Universal Label"

da Doctah wrote:Warning: product contains materials known to cause cancerous growths in the state of California.


What? It contains Smugness? ;)
by BAReFOOt
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1123: "The Universal Label"
Replies: 114
Views: 23110

Re: 1123: "The Universal Label"

ryzvonusef (1151717) wrote:2- Can I cook the universe in my MICROWAVE oven?


No, you need a PLANCKWAVE oven for that.
by BAReFOOt
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1123: "The Universal Label"
Replies: 114
Views: 23110

Re: 1123: "The Universal Label"

You forgot energy. Lots of energy.
by BAReFOOt
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 39020

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

...I'd say that's quite some Revisionist History. These 'experts' threw the iPad onto that pile without checking for a pulse. Nice! I recognize that behavioral pattern from Psychology. It’s called “projection”: Accuse somebody of something you are doing, because then you don’t have to hate yourself...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 39020

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

Monopolies aren't illegal. Using a monopoly to invade a separate market and kill your competition is illegal. Yes they are. At least in the EU. And I would need proof before I trust that it’s legal in the US. Apple, Google, and Facebook only control about two-thirds of any market, which hardly cons...
by BAReFOOt
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 39020

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

DieJay wrote:I guess you could change the "c" of Facebook by a cent sign, though.


I still think, the good old Fæcesbook is better.

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