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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:13 am UTC

speising wrote:
SirBryghtside wrote:I love the idea that he went to all the trouble to completely pluck a chicken just to win an argument and be instantly refuted :P Ancient Greeks were great!

who was instantly refuted? showing up with the chicken demonstrated the sillyness, or necessary incompleteness of the definition.


Was he instantly refuted? I thought Plato just added the addendum "with flat broad nails" to his definition.

(Luckily for Plato, Diogenes probably wasn't cruel enough to pluck off somebody's finger- and toe- nails to continue the debate).

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:54 am UTC

This one is slightly worse

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Because it doesn't spin
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:34 am UTC

His label (and the correct time) for New Zealand don't seem to line up properly with where NZ is on the drawing.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:38 am UTC

teelo wrote:His label (and the correct time) for New Zealand don't seem to line up properly with where NZ is on the drawing.


I think that's a time-zone thing. Some countries have timezones that don't line up with where they "should" be.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:49 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:This one is slightly worse

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Because it doesn't spin


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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:18 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
teelo wrote:His label (and the correct time) for New Zealand don't seem to line up properly with where NZ is on the drawing.


I think that's a time-zone thing. Some countries have timezones that don't line up with where they "should" be.

I thought that too. If NZ is located an hour behind the timezone we claim to be in, then why in the shit do we have daylight savings to make us 2 hours off our actual timezone?

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:29 am UTC

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You, sir, name? wrote:This one is slightly worse

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Because it doesn't spin


GROAN. Well played.


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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pkcommando » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:04 pm UTC

2 versions of today's -

1335:
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Alt: Really, it's the easiest way to know what time it is right now.
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Alt: It lets you look up cities and see what time it is there. Or you could brush up on Geography and learn the time-zones you lazy #$%@.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby phlip » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:12 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
teelo wrote:His label (and the correct time) for New Zealand don't seem to line up properly with where NZ is on the drawing.

I think that's a time-zone thing. Some countries have timezones that don't line up with where they "should" be.

It's a Daylight Savings thing. In a couple of months, NZ's label should line up with its landmass again, as will the Australian eastern states, while the US, UK, and probably a bunch of other inferior-hemisphere countries will become misaligned. Such is the joy of DST.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby eran_rathan » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:46 pm UTC

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(Or is that a tortoise?)


or possibly a terrapin?
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby mathmannix » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:46 pm UTC

I shall call him tortoise, for he has taught us all.
I hear velociraptor tastes like chicken.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:01 pm UTC

How does he feel about ninjitsu and pepperoni pizza?
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Envelope Generator » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:04 am UTC

1336

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The future is, after all, an adventure.
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eSOANEM wrote:If Fonzie's on the order of 100 zeptokelvin, I think he has bigger problems than difracting through doors.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:53 am UTC

Listen, I wouldn't worry about that.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Tomlidich the second » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:21 pm UTC

It had to be done:
889 + 1336

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Alt: These crossovers are getting confusing.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Monika » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:30 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:It had to be done:
889 + 1336

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Alt: These crossovers are getting confusing.

Perfect :D
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:21 pm UTC

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I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby snowyowl » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:52 pm UTC

Perfect.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby RollingHead » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:39 pm UTC

Envelope Generator wrote:1336

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The future is, after all, an adventure.

Love it!

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Who » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:32 pm UTC

852+1132.
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I mean, really? You honestly think the sun is going to go nova anytime soon?

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby ThirdParty » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:01 am UTC

47 + 889, with a cameo from 8:

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Ubik » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:35 pm UTC

That car in the Brakes comic, it's almost like a...

582, 889
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Who » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:29 am UTC

385:
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If you're integrating with respect to x it's (x^3)/3+c but you didn't specify so it could be anything. Are you sure you're doing math and not just writing down complex-looking mathematical symbols to try and look smart?

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby cyanyoshi » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:02 am UTC

#13 x #1335
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Hey, do we gain or lose an hour for daylight saving time? I forgot to set my watch.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby chridd » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:41 am UTC

One of the first things I thought about after seeing today's comic:
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521: 2008 Christmas Special + 1337: Hack
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The two comics are even the same width

...except that, like the original, that one starts at 1. Fixed version:
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Envelope Generator » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:33 pm UTC

It looks like our new turtle exclusion device is working.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:19 am UTC

In before someone adds turtles to 1338 somehow.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pkcommando » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:57 pm UTC

I'm not sure I can think up a good turtle one myself for 1338, but instead I'll break out this (non-turtle)one I did last week, but never got around to posting.

1336 & 776
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Ubik » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:26 pm UTC

I used way too much time to make this.

889, 1338
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Turtles are not mammals so they are not featured in this chart in any way.

If I didn't miscalculate, the number of the blocks should be exactly the same, with each subgroup in the pets and livestock category having correct numbers also, so it should convey the same info as the original.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby JudeMorrigan » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:34 pm UTC

That is out-freaking-standing, Ubik.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Deva » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:40 pm UTC

Looks wonderful. Approves.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Yakk » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:49 pm UTC

Are you sure that the unlabelled subgroups in the original do not convey some meaning?
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Ubik » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:53 pm UTC

Thanks!

Part of the credit should definitely go to the person or people who made GIMP's histogram functionality, as it helped a lot by counting pixels. Majority of the work was done with a very small picture where one pixel is one block. I actually suspect the original was done in a somewhat similar way.

Yakk: It's definitely possible that there's unmentioned reasons for the groupings of blocks. I guess I could or should reword the claim to include only the explicitly communicated information.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Tomlidich the second » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:25 am UTC

definitely gonna get overshadowed by ubik, but i already made it, so welp...

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Magnanimous » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:18 am UTC

I was going to have a turtle replace a transformer, but it's actually better the other way.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Envelope Generator » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:09 pm UTC

I'm going to step off the LEM now... here we are, Pismo Beach and all the clams we can eat

eSOANEM wrote:If Fonzie's on the order of 100 zeptokelvin, I think he has bigger problems than difracting through doors.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pkcommando » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:55 pm UTC

1336, 562, & 1243
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:09 pm UTC

Ubik wrote:I used way too much time to make this.

889, 1338
land_mammals.png

If I didn't miscalculate, the number of the blocks should be exactly the same, with each subgroup in the pets and livestock category having correct numbers also, so it should convey the same info as the original.

Now we just need someone to use the turtle pic for each individual block :D

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby poxic » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:18 pm UTC

pkcommando wrote:1136, 562, & 1243

This xkcdsw. I like it.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby snowyowl » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:49 pm UTC

pkcommando wrote:1136, 562, & 1243
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Which bit came from 1136?
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