1110:"Click and Drag"

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby lmailing » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:51 pm UTC

This was really wonderful. Made my week. (For whatever it's worth, I made an account just to say that, and will probably not post again unless I feel this way about another strip.) Nicely, nicely done.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby sford » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:52 pm UTC

Lepton wrote:Is there a measurable dent in today's productivity yet?


Yes. Yes, there is. At least in this office.

One more voice from an almost-never-poster: thank you Randal.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby dp2 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:53 pm UTC

My first thought was "That tree makes this look like a Canvas Rider track". Then I went due left and saw the biker.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby ModestMouse » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:55 pm UTC

Agreed! One of the best XKCD's ever!

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby FrostBlast » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:03 pm UTC

Holy crap, Randall, this is AWESOME.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby lcuthbert » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:04 pm UTC

This is fantastic! I have already spent way too long clicking and dragging. Why are there so many references to aquatic creatures?
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Ocker3 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:05 pm UTC

I like having the large version because I kept running into broken image links after a few minutes, not sure why. And after a while the wonder of exploration died a bit and I just wanted to experience the cool jokes, of which there are many
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby kejohm » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:08 pm UTC

This also reminded me of Limbo. I was hoping there might have been a figure being chased by a saw blade or something along those lines but I haven't found anything yet...

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby EoinC » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:14 pm UTC

Bit of a negative thought

Has it dawned on anyone that this might be Randall's last (or second last) XKCD?

  • It's comic 1110; and comic 1111 would be a pretty nice nerdy-number to go out on.
  • there are 4 images in there (quoted below) which are completely blank
  • the right most edge of the comic is a ref to the very first comic and the balloon floating guy seems to be looking for other adventures
  • and it does feel a bit like an artists Magnum Opus

shashwat986 wrote:Why are 11s11e, 11s11w, 11n11w and 11n11e completely blank? The S ones are black, and the N ones are white. A rudimentary steganalysis reveals nothing.
(Before anyone asks, the images exist, and it isn't just being filled in)

I've hardly ever seen Randall add blank images for no reason, and the coordinates are oddly specific.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/clickdrag/11n11e.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/clickdrag/11n11w.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/clickdrag/11s11e.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/clickdrag/11s11w.png

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby VanI » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:15 pm UTC

glen wrote:Anybody else find the Saturn V ?

It's in the sky!

I could give you the file coordinates, but that wouldn't be as fun.


Did you find the X-wing in the sky (not the one underground)?
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Roujo » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:15 pm UTC

Whoa... Awesome comic! =D

It doesn't seem to work on uni.xkcd.com, though. You just get a big white square underneath the first three. =P

(I'm using Chrome 22, if it matters, and it works fine on xkcd.com.)

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby tempest69 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:17 pm UTC

rossdargan wrote:Deepzoom version: clickanddrag.azurewebsites.net Sorry, I can't turn it into a URL :-(

Still few of the more detailed view, so when you zoom in it might look fuzzy. Should take about another 30 minutes to have them all uploaded.

Let me know what you think :-)


Letting you know what I think...

In regards to your inquiry... completely f'n sweet.. hoping that you don't get over-slammed by people looking through it.. bravo good sir.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Nereme » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:20 pm UTC

Randall

This comic is truly epic.

Hugely impressed by the scale of it.

I'm a big fan of all your XKCD work.

Keep up the good work.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Skydiver » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:22 pm UTC

Here's my map with clickable links to the original images:

http://ampli.fi/1110/

I couldn't find any content below 21S. [EDIT: below 19S, that is.]
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby jasc15 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:23 pm UTC

Dang, no lemmings. Still very entertaining. Nice one, Randall.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby rossdargan » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:23 pm UTC

tempest69 wrote:Letting you know what I think...

In regards to your inquiry... completely f'n sweet.. hoping that you don't get over-slammed by people looking through it.. bravo good sir.


Me to! I'm keeping an eye on it! Hopefully someone with permission will post the link to it on here in a URL tag.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby tjohnman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:27 pm UTC

For those of you who want to explore it as intended but don't want to risk serious wrist damage, I made a flash explorer that works with the arrow keys.

http://sumamimasen.com/xkcd/1110/

I think I did not break any license rules. If I did please tell me so I can correct my mistake.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby TokigPonny » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:27 pm UTC

I've been following the strip since maybe 2005, and since then it has made me laugh, learn and gasp in wonder many a times. But I have to say that this is by far the best strip to date. And this strip has a pretty high standard. "Click and Drag" is the most beautiful piece of art I have seen in years. Thank you Randall, you truly are a crazy genius :)

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby azt.tm » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:28 pm UTC

fengshui wrote: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.


Seems to be just a thank you to ProPuke. He/She recently tweeted "57:68:79:2c:20:74:68:61:6e:6b:20:79:6f:75:21", which translates to "Why, thank you!".

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby flamewise » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:29 pm UTC

It's a magical world, right?

Let's go explore it!

PS: Randall is nuts. Imagine how many more hours it must have taken to DRAW this compared to exploring it. Some of the detail in some of the, err, panel tiles are really, really wonderful, see for instance the wallpaper posted above.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby jqavins » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:31 pm UTC

phlip wrote:According to the source, the full picture is 165888x79872 pixels in size.

At 600 dpi, that would print out at 23 x 11 feet. I want it. And I want a room to put it in.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Axass » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:36 pm UTC

Thank you.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Inglonias » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:37 pm UTC

Wow. This is incredible. I need to explore this later when I'm not in the middle of a lecture.

Amazing. How did you find the time, Randall?

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby pinacate » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:40 pm UTC

I have been following XKCD for a while now. This specific comic, however, has prompted me to jump in. All I want to say is that this is amazing. Simply and truly Amazing.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby jqavins » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:44 pm UTC

(No time to read every post at work, so please forgive if this is a repeat.)

My first reaction was "What does the title mean? And the alt text is the same; WTF?" I went to the forum to see if I could find out, and saw people talking about all these features that are not in the picture. ??!? It took half of the first page of posts before it dawned on me that the title and alt text might actually be instructions rather than just a cryptic title. Then "Wow!" And at the same time "D'oh!"
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby alpha754293 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:46 pm UTC

Cecil wrote:And done.

big8.png is scaled down by a factor of 8, to 20736 x 9984. I can generate bigger images, but my computer (8GB RAM) almost crashed trying to open the scaled-down-by-4 one.

Be very careful opening big4.png. It's only 400K but it's also 41472x19968.


Can you upload the full picture that you generated to pastebin or something?

I'm going to see if I can get one of my workstations (with 16 GB or 32 GB of RAM) to open it.

Thanks.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Monika » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:48 pm UTC

I came from the bottom up into the Mario world, walked around a while, then went back down - now the tunnels ended! Did this happen to you guys, too? Or was I experiencing a browser bug with some picture not loading?

When I did it a second time (minus the walking around for some time) this did not happen and I could go back.

When going to the left border there is a long empty stretch, but when returning it is short and not empty, it's grassy. That's surely intentional, fits with the joke. So not sure if the Mario thing could be intentional.

And BTW, not sure if this was posted yet, it's possible to distinguish empty-black (outside) from black parts and empty-white (outside) from white. Mark the picture (by dragging the mouse over it), then these will have different shades of blue (at least in Firefox).
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby piki » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:49 pm UTC

Truly amazing!

In those "People are Awesome" youtube videos there should be a clip about this.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby guysoft » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:50 pm UTC

Cecil wrote:Wow, it's taking forever to upload files here.

Here's a torrent file of all the images if anyone wants it.


Are you sure this is ALL the images?
Because I want to stich it

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Marlayna » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:52 pm UTC

matman4190 wrote:I found a whale in the sky. Now to find the Petunias!


Well, there *is* something else falling in 6n5w, but I don't know what it's supposed to be.

Can anyone help me with the references in 18s3e (rectangular thing chasing woman with pickaxe), 1n18e ("stupid freebsd") and 1n36e ("don't go into the tall grass")?
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Diadem » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:56 pm UTC

Best joke ever in all of XKCD history is at the rocket in the sky:
"Houston, we have a problem"
"That's a negative, Apollo. There are no problems, only opportunities. Over"
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby endolith » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:56 pm UTC

Halrandir wrote: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.


Unless there's also a color version at a different URL?

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tl;dr

Postby bWare » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:57 pm UTC

Seriously, best yet (and that is saying something)!

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Marlayna » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:01 pm UTC

shashwat986 wrote:Why are 11s11e, 11s11w, 11n11w and 11n11e completely blank? The S ones are black, and the N ones are white. A rudimentary steganalysis reveals nothing.
(Before anyone asks, the images exist, and it isn't just being filled in)

I've hardly ever seen Randall add blank images for no reason, and the coordinates are oddly specific.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/clickdrag/11n11e.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/clickdrag/11n11w.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/clickdrag/11s11e.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/clickdrag/11s11w.png


Also, 1n4e, 1n5e, 2n1w, 2n3w, 8n1w.
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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby WalrusRaptor » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:03 pm UTC

Has anyone considered that this may be a non-Euclidian world? I.E. it may be different depending on which way you traverse it?

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby alpattillo » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:03 pm UTC

In other news, programmer productivity drops to an all-time low...

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby WalrusRaptor » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:06 pm UTC

Has anyone considered that this may be a non-Euclidian world - it may be different when traversed from different directions? :P

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby chrysippus » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:07 pm UTC

This is truly extraordinary. Sometimes in reading xkcd I disloyally find myself wishing, just for an instant, that Randall didn't expect us to live up to him, but then I remember how lucky I am that he does.

tjohnman wrote:For those of you who want to explore it as intended but don't want to risk serious wrist damage, I made a flash explorer that works with the arrow keys.

http://sumamimasen.com/xkcd/1110/


This is perfect--the mousepad on my tiny-screened laptop was beginning to develope grooves, and this preserves the feel of it beautifully. Thanks so much!

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby Gigs » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:09 pm UTC

There is one image viewer that can handle opening the full image.

It's called "nip2". I have used it to open 2400dpi 42 inch printing plates (don't you hate it when there's a glitch post-rip) before.

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Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Postby solved » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:09 pm UTC

Best carpal tunnel flare-up ever!


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