1110:"Click and Drag"

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1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Quicksilver » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:48 am UTC

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Alt Text:"Click and drag."

Wow, you have truly outdone yourself, Randall.

I'm watching you BHG >:D
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby rhomboidal » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:50 am UTC

Amazing. How and when can I move in?
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby sherlip » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:58 am UTC

So I got to the "Flagpole Sitta" reference... and now I know that North Dakota has the tallest pyramid of oil cans.

Oh god, it goes left too... that's very high up to be dropping a penny... I'd be scared.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby dfeuer » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:58 am UTC

I'd like to know if it's possible to get the whole image as one PNG. It appears to be a bunch of different ones stitched together with JS, and is quite tiring to navigate by touchpad.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Natti » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:58 am UTC

Holy shit, this is just amazing. I'm just sad I don't have time to explore it all right now. Drat.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Halrandir » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:01 am UTC

I went to the left past the top of the building, and thought it was a cute idea. I got to the sailing ship, and realized just how awesome this strip is. I went further and got to the giant pit in the ground, and realized Randall's insane.

EDIT: Just emerged from the pit, scrolled back to the right to find the original hole I fell into, and hit the right-hand boundary of the world. What?....
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Ashtar » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:02 am UTC

Marvelous comic, Randall. The fourteenth altogether, I see.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby sherlip » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:02 am UTC

Halrandir wrote:I went past the top of the building, and thought it was a cute idea. I got to the sailing ship, and realized just how awesome this strip is. I went further and got to the giant pit in the ground, and realized Randall's insane.


Did you go both ways?
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Linux0s » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:02 am UTC

Great, now I need a new mouse... thanks Randall. :D
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby LaserGuy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:03 am UTC

I definitely got nerd-sniped going to see how far down the bottomless pit went.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby NotAllThere » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:04 am UTC

I got lost in the caves. I tried to keep one hand on the wall, but now I can't find my way out. Is there anybody else in here, my flashlight battery is failing...
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Raineer » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:07 am UTC

I've been in here at least 15 minutes and have no idea how much more there is to see...

Awesome
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby sherlip » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:09 am UTC

I found the Minecraft Creeper.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby phlip » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:09 am UTC

According to the source, the full picture is 165888x79872 pixels in size. I'm working on downloading the whole thing and stitching it together/shrinking it down to get a overview of the whole thing... In the meantime, here's the left edge and the right edge.

[edit] For scale: judging based on the fact that most of the people seem to be around 30px tall, and guessing that to be about 6 feet, that would make the whole thing about 10km across, left to right.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby mormonfries » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:11 am UTC

cave
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SO MUCH CAVE
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby kleingordon » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:11 am UTC

Mad nerd cred to the first person to post the full mosaic. I kinda expected to see one already...
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby daniel14 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:12 am UTC

Is there anyway for someone to make a giant image of the map?
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby mg2003 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:12 am UTC

This is truly amazing. Thank you.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby fengshui » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:14 am UTC

The JS code for the click and drag has a comment:
/* 50:72:6f:50:75:6b:65:20:69:73:20:61:77:65:73:6f:6d:65 */

Converting to text, I get "ProPuke is awesome", for what it's worth.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby ConMan » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:14 am UTC

phlip wrote:According to the source, the full picture is 165888x79872 pixels in size. I'm working on downloading the whole thing and stitching it together/shrinking it down to get a overview of the whole thing... In the meantime, here's the left edge and the right edge.

I'm trying to work out how those folks on the left edge got past the raptors.

Also, I've hit some bugs. I was following the pit, and there were a few bits where the edge was slightly discontinuous, and then I hit a point where suddenly a section I'd seen before was all black, so I was stuck. Closed for now, I'll wait until there's either a "whole thing" version or some highlights of all the non-blank sections.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby cmacis » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:15 am UTC

It has a leftmost edge. I logged in for the first time in years to say that.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Halrandir » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:16 am UTC

sherlip wrote:
Halrandir wrote:I went past the top of the building, and thought it was a cute idea. I got to the sailing ship, and realized just how awesome this strip is. I went further and got to the giant pit in the ground, and realized Randall's insane.


Did you go both ways?



Inadvertently: I didn't realize the pit would take me past my initial starting location. o.O
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Ashtar » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:17 am UTC

Lost in the bottomless pit at the left, in a white spot about 6144 pixels to the east-southeast of the Facebook comment? How do I get out?
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:17 am UTC

Bonus strip: look at the strip in a non-anything-enabled browser, as I first did. The fourth panel is blank. Man presents ambiguously melancholy observation, flies on balloon, vanishes. Gloomy.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Thesh » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:17 am UTC

I thought Waldo was a nice touch.
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Fake that they care, their conscience is lost.
Denial their craft and riots our goal.
They lead those who follow and break those who fall.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Goda » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:18 am UTC

Randall, this is your masterpiece. Not only do I love all the nerdy references(anyone else find the Mario level with the pits below?) but you're truly conveying the vastness of the world and the wonder one can find in it. I found a whale leaping from the water. I found a lonely tractor by a big tree in a serene field. And I could almost feel like I was seeing these things for real. I wish I didn't have class in the morning, or I would not go to bed just to explore this.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby ConMan » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:18 am UTC

I'm most curious as to whether there's anything far, far up in the sky or deep below ground, next to large expanses of blankness, for the people brave enough to explore/grab all the panels.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Quicksilver » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:19 am UTC

BHG is near the top of the tower on the left, for those not sure what I was referencing. I've only just decided to check the pits.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Ashtar » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:20 am UTC

Weird, somehow just going due north, I got to the pits in the Mario region.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby kleingordon » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:21 am UTC

How many BHGs are there?
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:22 am UTC

BHG is in at least two places at once, both times manning a gun.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby pareidolon » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:23 am UTC

I don't think I've seen anybody push the technology of "click and drag" beyond its useful limit until now. I guess there wasn't a way to make a more fluid scrolling system for the site.

I have this image in my head, Randall, whenever he's feeling sad, goes into his room and picks another square from the grid and just starts drawing. "When I finish all 1000 squares, my world will become reality..."
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Unknownlight » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:23 am UTC

One of the best XKCDs.

Ever.

Alos, dammit, Thresh. I explored a lot, but I didn't see Waldo. Now I have to look everywhere until I find him. :|
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby The_Kraken » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:24 am UTC

the URLs for the images are a grid. You start at 1n1w.png and as you move, it pulls in other images as needed. The letters correspond to the cardinal directions.

So far I've gathered that it's 33 tiles to the (w)est, and 48 tiles to the (e)ast from other posts. I believe that its 26 tiles deep. Anyone have a measurement on how tall it is?
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Halrandir » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:24 am UTC

pareidolon wrote:I don't think I've seen anybody push the technology of "click and drag" beyond its useful limit until now. I guess there wasn't a way to make a more fluid scrolling system for the site.

I have this image in my head, Randall, whenever he's feeling sad, goes into his room and picks another square from the grid and just starts drawing. "When I finish all 1000 squares, my world will become reality..."


I'm not sure Randall wanted an easier way to navigate this. It takes effort to experience much of the real world, I think he was trying to convey that in his comic too.


...or there were technical limitations, yeah.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby scottgoblue314 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:25 am UTC

I went left, found the tunnels, made mental notes to explore then ones that I bypassed, and ended up climbing out to the Mario level and continued right to the edge. No idea what else is in the tunnels (I found the facebook bit, the Minecraft Creeper, a really sad looking guy in the farthest southeast with some trees, and then a Pyramid? Before going straight up). Part of me wants to find the tunnels again and try the rest, but most of me is scared of spending another half hour in there.

I can't shake the feeling that Randall has been working on this one for years, and that it might be some sort of grand finale...
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby berbatov » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:26 am UTC

someone make a side scrolling game that lets you explore this
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Halrandir » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:27 am UTC

scottgoblue314 wrote:I went left, found the tunnels, made mental notes to explore then ones that I bypassed, and ended up climbing out to the Mario level and continued right to the edge. No idea what else is in the tunnels (I found the facebook bit, the Minecraft Creeper, a really sad looking guy in the farthest southeast with some trees, and then a Pyramid? Before going straight up). Part of me wants to find the tunnels again and try the rest, but most of me is scared of spending another half hour in there.


Favorite part of the tunnels: the pit with the fish jumping out of the water. Because even though in black and white the tunnel ends there, it keeps going and you'll never tell how far down it goes.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby gnetwerker » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:28 am UTC

phlip wrote:According to the source, the full picture is 165888x79872 pixels in size. I'm working on downloading the whole thing and stitching it together/shrinking it down to get a overview of the whole thing...

The filenames for each png are map coordinates of the form {1-9}[n|s]{0-9}{0-9}[e|w]. The map goes 33 west ("left") and 48 east ("right"). It isn't clear how much it goes north ("up") and south ("down"), but the most I've thus found is 8 12 14 (the top of the first building to the left is http://imgs.xkcd.com/clickdrag/8n2w.png, the bottom of the pit is 12s17w.png). 1n1e.png is the centerpoint. The map space is not fully populated.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby scottgoblue314 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:31 am UTC

Also, has anyone identified top/bottom edges yet? If it's solid black or white I guess you couldn't tell by looking at it. I tried going straight up in the beginning but couldn't really tell you if I got anywhere, since I didn't count strokes going up and down. Some characters (to the left of the Mario world at the end of the tunnels) seem to be referencing stuff above (I did find a giant flying jellyfish there that scared the bejabbers out of me).
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