## ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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

Okay, I have reuploaded it. A copy of the TTF font is available here (original post), and the C++ script here (original post).
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operator[] wrote:
Okay, I have reuploaded it. A copy of the TTF font is available here (original post), and the C++ script here (original post).

Did you fix the spaces issue? Spaces are the size of tabs for me.
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Ninto55 wrote:It's not the moniter its the website, its like it goes too far and gets stuck under the next post. Do you see it?

Looks fine on here, but my usualFirefox Arora session is about 1200 pixels wide.

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scikidus wrote:Did you fix the spaces issue? Spaces are the size of tabs for me.

From what I can tell, it appears to be fixed. (For me, they were extremely small before.)
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Well it works on my other computer, I guess it's probobly Internet Explorer.
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chridd wrote:
scikidus wrote:Did you fix the spaces issue? Spaces are the size of tabs for me.

From what I can tell, it appears to be fixed. (For me, they were extremely small before.)

Hmm, for me it's not. Photoshop on my Mac makes my text look like this:

WELL____IT'S____BETTER____THAN____VISTA.

I have to change the font of each of the spaces to something else. Then it works.
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scikidus wrote:Hmm, for me it's not. Photoshop on my Mac makes my text look like this:

WELL____IT'S____BETTER____THAN____VISTA.

I have to change the font of each of the spaces to something else. Then it works.
I can't reproduce that in any program I have installed, and I don't have access to either Photoshop or Mac. Are you sure you have installed the latest version of the font, and that Photoshop isn't caching a previous version of it? I know I have fixed the spacing issue before, so it really shouldn't be there.

chridd wrote:(For me, they were extremely small before.)
Uh, yeah. I noticed and fixed that half a year after I released the font, but I forgot to actually link to the new version here. (Sorry.)
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In light of today's comic I thought I'd share an early xkcd experience, I just hope I'm not alone! First attempt so be gentle.
Spoiler:

Title text: Wait? There's a title text?
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Jay_au wrote:In light of today's comic I thought I'd share an early xkcd experience, I just hope I'm not alone! First attempt so be gentle.
Spoiler:

Title text: Wait? There's a title text?

Awesome! I love it!

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Jay_au wrote:In light of today's comic I thought I'd share an early xkcd experience, I just hope I'm not alone! First attempt so be gentle.
Spoiler:

Title text: Wait? There's a title text?

This has to be my favourite XKCDSW ever, well done.

My first go now, and yes it is all real Na'vi *prepares for abuse as a sado*

source:684
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Dare I ask what Na'vi is?

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The language of the locals from Avatar.

It transaltes as:

Avatar? Yes I saw it.

Yes I am learning Na'vi (negative connotations).
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Source: 10

Spoiler:

Sources: 231, 10

Spoiler:
There's some time travel involved.

Apologies for liberal use of difficult to read text and funny page sans.

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Jay_au wrote:In light of today's comic I thought I'd share an early xkcd experience, I just hope I'm not alone! First attempt so be gentle.
Spoiler:

Title text: Wait? There's a title text?

I nominate that this be required reading in the FAQ or something. But that's just me.
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Jay_au wrote:In light of today's comic I thought I'd share an early xkcd experience, I just hope I'm not alone! First attempt so be gentle.
Spoiler:

Title text: Wait? There's a title text?

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Jay_au wrote:In light of today's comic I thought I'd share an early xkcd experience, I just hope I'm not alone! First attempt so be gentle.
Spoiler:

Title text: Wait? There's a title text?

I... love you.

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First post, so I figured might as well be here. And just so I'm sufficiently on-topic,

Spoiler:

Black Hat Guy has a large supply of ladders and megaphones on hand at all times, just in case. He keeps them with his landmines.

EDIT: Oh wait, sources.

http://www.xkcd.com/169/
http://xkcd.com/684/
http://xkcd.com/590/
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### Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Awesome.

A(g64,g64)/10
You, sir, name? wrote:If you have over 26 levels of nesting, you've got bigger problems ... than variable naming.
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I might have to start carrying a plinth to give my words extra impact.
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### Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

joshz wrote:A(g64,g64)/10

A(A(g64,g64), A(g64,g64))/10

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I can only agree.
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That was...fantastic!
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Amnesiasoft wrote:
joshz wrote:A(g64,g64)/10

A(A(g64,g64), A(g64,g64))/10

\frac{A(A(g64,g64), A(g64,g64))^{A((A(g64,g64)),A((A(g64,g64)))}}{10}
You, sir, name? wrote:If you have over 26 levels of nesting, you've got bigger problems ... than variable naming.
suffer-cait wrote:it might also be interesting to note here that i don't like 5 fingers. they feel too bulky.

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

joshz wrote:
Amnesiasoft wrote:
joshz wrote:A(g64,g64)/10

A(A(g64,g64), A(g64,g64))/10

\frac{A(A(g64,g64), A(g64,g64))^{A((A(g64,g64)),A((A(g64,g64)))}}{10}

E{xkcd}{xkcd}/10
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What's that notation?
You, sir, name? wrote:If you have over 26 levels of nesting, you've got bigger problems ... than variable naming.
suffer-cait wrote:it might also be interesting to note here that i don't like 5 fingers. they feel too bulky.

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joshz wrote:What's that notation?

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Yeah, but I only read that one post.

Ah, OK. Looking up Goodstein's sequence was what I missed.

Oh. Oh god. Wow. That's absurdly large.
You, sir, name? wrote:If you have over 26 levels of nesting, you've got bigger problems ... than variable naming.
suffer-cait wrote:it might also be interesting to note here that i don't like 5 fingers. they feel too bulky.

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*bows*

However, my reigning champion was displaced by the ordinal folk.

Damn ordinals.
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I decided to update the chart of terms used to make fun of the internet.

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Tyran wrote:I decided to update the chart of terms used to make fun of the internet.

You forgot 'Enter-'.

http://internetometer.com/give/4279
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TheChewanater wrote:
Tyran wrote:I decided to update the chart of terms used to make fun of the internet.

You forgot 'Enter-'.

I got enough of that in the Skype convo I was having while making this. Coincidentally, I also got "I've been on the interbutts for a while!" from it, and it's what inspired me to update the chart.

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First thing that came to mind when I read today's comic:
This sentence contains exactly the same number of characters as the file comment.

EDIT: http://xkcd.com/688
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Spoiler:
688
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The contents of any one panel are dependent on the contents of every panel including itself. The title text has as many characters as the comic.
Spoiler:
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FCN wrote:
Spoiler:

We make xkcd slightly different ?
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Can someone explain to me how big Grahame's number is?
Just FYI, the guy isn't avatar isn't me. But he seems pretty cool.

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Chfan wrote:Can someone explain to me how big Grahame's number is?
I think the scientific term would be ginormous
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Per wikipedia: "the observable universe is far too small to contain an ordinary digital representation of Graham's number, assuming that each digit occupies at least one Planck volume."

In other words, the universe is FAR FAR FAR too small to even contain the *digits* that make up Graham's number.

(A planck volume is 4.22419 × 10^−105 m^3)
You, sir, name? wrote:If you have over 26 levels of nesting, you've got bigger problems ... than variable naming.
suffer-cait wrote:it might also be interesting to note here that i don't like 5 fingers. they feel too bulky.

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Well, I already know that, because I know it's bigger than a googolplex. My question was, is there any way to express how incredibly humongous thisnumber is? And what does it have to do with the Ackermann function?
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http://xkcd.com/207/

If you don't like the way I described it to you, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham's_number (and the thing with googolplex was *atoms*. Not Planck volumes.)
You, sir, name? wrote:If you have over 26 levels of nesting, you've got bigger problems ... than variable naming.
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