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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:59 pm UTC

Floor 919 is backwards (not that anybody notices), immediately above Floor 920 (in the building) and immediately above Floor 921 (in the floor listing). Unless it is just confused by errors made well before it.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby CharlieP » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:43 pm UTC

Floor 922 is unsupported.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:31 pm UTC

Floor 923 is currently supported, but soon there will be no more security updates or technical support for Floor 923. It is very important that residents and long-term visitors migrate to a modern floor such as Floor 10.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:15 pm UTC

Floor 924 is closed on Sundays due to local blue laws.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby SirGabriel » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:11 pm UTC

Floor 925 is open 25 hours a day, 8 days a week.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Lawrencelot » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:40 am UTC

Floor 926 has encountered a problem. Please contact your system administrator.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby flicky1991 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:49 am UTC

Floor 926 is now fixed, and in the right place.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:13 pm UTC

Floor 927 wonders if the reply-count (upon posting) is being used as datum, or the total messages that includes the OP as well. Or both, but by different people.

This floor is unusually philosophical and probably should not be explored too much...

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby eran_rathan » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:03 pm UTC

Floor 928 is a tessaract inside a Klein bottle on a moebius strip.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby ThirdParty » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:36 am UTC

Floor 929 is under arrest for the murder of Floor 921. Floor 929 has the right to remain silent. Anything Floor 929 says may be used against it in a court of architecture. Floor 929 has the right to consult a draftsman; if it cannot afford a draftsman one will be appointed for it.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Lawrencelot » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:48 am UTC

Floor 930 is plotted on a log-log scale.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby eran_rathan » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:41 am UTC

Floor 931 is made of logs, plotted at natural log scales.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:51 pm UTC

Floor 932 is a kinky, lawless, heathen place. Go there if you want to sin. Cos why not?

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby ThirdParty » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:56 pm UTC

Floor 933 has a bunch of U.V. lamps. It's where people from Floor 932 go when they want a tan.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Lawrencelot » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:46 am UTC

Floor 935 got bored and decided to switch places with the floor below.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby The Snide Sniper » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:33 pm UTC

Floor 934 is a demon.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:43 pm UTC

Floor 936 is a second behind the rest of the skyscraper and trying really hard to catch up.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Jeff_UK » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:40 am UTC

Floor 937 holds several shelves of rusty old home PCs, with a few wizened old men wandering around plugging in floppy disks. No-one's quite sure how , but they appear to be controlled by a series of flags, lights, and bells on the walls.

The sign for this floor just says "The Cloud"
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:53 am UTC

Floor 938 is a series of boxes with chinese gentlemen within, receiving instructions by slips of paper written in English, which the ones who don't read or speak English use a symbolic table to correctly interpret and create a reply slip.

The ones who do read English mess things up, because the intended symbolic operations bear no relationship to the way an English person would understand. They tend to obey "pull rope A" literally and cause flags, lights and bells on the floor below to be triggered nonsensically, rather than providing the 3rd root of "shout 'Eureka!' six times" and adding that to "paint your bed green", to ouput "Tomorrow will be rainy, remember to take an umbrella" (i.e. 42).

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby ThirdParty » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:50 pm UTC

Floor 939 contains a colony of bats who wonder would it would be like to be human.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby eran_rathan » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:40 pm UTC

Floor 940 is a perfect replica of Port Darwin, Australia, Feb. 18, 1942.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby heuristically_alone » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:02 am UTC

Floor 941 is a cancer ward full of patients who have and never will know love.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Lawrencelot » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:25 pm UTC

Floor 942 is so slippery that once you enter it you can't stop moving until you reach the other end of the room.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Sableagle » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:20 pm UTC

Floor 943 seems to contain a procession of the ghosts of all the dead of all our wars, but nobody's stood and watched in respectful silence long enough to be sure.

Those who have been there and not stood and watched in respectful silence tend to come out looking very shaken, turn on all the lights and get very drunk, then refuse to talk about it.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Lawrencelot » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:08 pm UTC

Floor 944 contains five portals: one to the realm of air, one to the realm of fire, one to the realm of water, one to the realm of darkness and one to the realm of light.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby heuristically_alone » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:00 am UTC

Floor 945 is a man cave of pre historic men. Its cave walls are grafittied in pictures of historic giraffes and donkeys.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Pied typer » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:07 am UTC

Floor 946 contains itself, and some articles about recursion.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:09 am UTC

Floor 947 is bare, with concrete surfaces and a single lightbulb illuminating the room.
It contains 23 swivel chairs set around a circle, facing each other. Any attempt to move chairs away from their position leads to a restoring force pushing them back.

Anyone sitting in those chairs becomes--or at least feels--temporarily lighter. The extent of the lightness depends on how long someone sits.
If one sits long enough, they float off, though one intrepid soul tried to affix themselves with duct tape. Strangely enough, they didn't smoosh headfirst into the ceiling, but instead sprouted wings and retired to live life as a poofin.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby flicky1991 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:18 am UTC

Floor 948 is crowded with crows.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Lawrencelot » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:35 am UTC

Floor 949 is a children's playground for adults.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby flicky1991 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:42 am UTC

Floor 950 is an adults' office for children.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby ThirdParty » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:29 pm UTC

Floor 951 contains a showcase displaying baseball memorabilia for the "New Orleans Cajuns": pennants, trophies, signed balls, framed rookie cards, etc. It's a perfectly normal-seeming floor. (There's just one minor puzzle: no such team exists. So where all the memorabilia came from is a mystery.)

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Sableagle » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:07 pm UTC

Floor 952 is where L4D Witches go if you don't kill them. There are many coffee tables, each with an inexhaustible platter of biscuits, at least three teapots, each with a seemingly limitless supply of a tea found nowhere else on that floor and, of course, a huge doily over a tablecloth. There are also plenty of chairs. Around the outside of the room, soft and relaxing music plays from speakers in the headrests of armchairs. They're much happier now.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Lawrencelot » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:38 pm UTC

In floor 953, a meeting has been taking place since forever. The involved employees never seem to be able to reach a conclusion, and the chair of the meeting can't take decisions.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby heuristically_alone » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:15 am UTC

Floor 954 is a floor of confirmation. It confirms that floor 953 is owned by congress.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Sableagle » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:02 pm UTC

Floor 955 the number has been from language Russian machine by translated, and you make sense to learn it can with time.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby NathanBros » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:52 pm UTC

Floor 956 is a bridge between universes, some of them from Fringe series.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby The Snide Sniper » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:34 am UTC

Floor 0x3BD is a floor dedicated to hexadecimal numbers.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Lawrencelot » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:40 am UTC

Floor 958 has the interior of an elevator. It is a place to practice elevator pitches.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Djehutynakht » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:30 pm UTC

Floor 959 is the Chamber of Secrets from Harry Potter, except ferret-themed.


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