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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby ohfyes » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:01 pm UTC

No no no, thank you
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby Schema » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:18 pm UTC

rcox1 wrote:Though I have always had a crush on 0x7fff,

Hands off, she's mine!
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby bibliophilea » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:56 pm UTC

Thank YOU for making me laugh more than a thousand times! Looking through the stick figures in 1000 made me chuckle a few times at memories of older comics. Congrats on 1000. Can't wait until you get to 10000000000 (:!
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby bibliophilea » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:59 pm UTC

Why is it that the figures holding up signs with base 2 numbers only go up to 1001?
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby userxp » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:15 pm UTC

Why does the panel link to a page containing the big image? Why not link directly to the image? Why not even <HTML> and <body> tags? Randall too cool for them?

I'm complaining because on Opera you can move around by dragging the mouse on image files but not on html documents.

(I realized it's probably so that the image won't be automatically fit to screen making people think it's the small version).
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby Gefrierbrand » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:18 pm UTC

Congratulations, Randal!
Please keep up the good work and us entertained, you won't be alone!
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby THEAGENCY » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:35 pm UTC

And not a single red spider...
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby savage » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:50 pm UTC

I don't see what's such a big deal about having eight comics...
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby rara_bb » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:13 am UTC

I lol'ed at the North Korean guy in the second zero, about 12:30... :D
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:10 am UTC

I lol'ed at all the people complaining that 1000 (dec) isn't a milestone (or intentionally confusing decimal with binary). Grow up, please.

Edit: Also, did you notice that the boombox guy got smarter? He's no longer playing that horrible Queen rip-off; he's finally playing some good music. :)
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby Exkakx » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:41 am UTC

I was expecting something... you know... bigger. But not bad nonetheless.
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby da3v » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:59 am UTC

Thank *you* for making me feel less alone!
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby FuriousATG » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:57 am UTC

Created an account just so I could congratulate you and thank you for such a wonderful, hilarious, mind-bogglingly creative, and oftentimes deeply personal comic. We appreciate the hell out of you!
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby St_Fred » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:28 am UTC

Where... is spirit? :(
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby ClauClauClaudia » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:06 am UTC

bibliophilea wrote:Why is it that the figures holding up signs with base 2 numbers only go up to 1001?


Because that's all it took.

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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby Lilaspastia » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:11 am UTC

Thank you Randall for the sustained efforts you put into xkcd. I appreciate your comics very much, especially the more deep and thoughtful ones. You capture so well the essence of the geek subculture that I think a lot of people feel connected together on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Happy 1000th!
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby Zrana » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:12 am UTC

THEAGENCY wrote:And not a single red spider...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thought of the spiders.

But seriously, it's kind of cool to reach 4 digits. Some of the discussion has me realizing that I've been regularly following xkcd since before the 404 comic was an issue. Now I want to go and look for the first comic I came to the site because of--I probably saw a few comics before then, but I vaguely remember a friend sharing a link at some point and actually following it, instead of just scrolling down after chuckling at a shared image.

*attacks archive* Either it was 231 or 363. I'm thinking the latter, and then getting sucked into reading the past comics. Took awhile to notice the alt texts. Can't remember if I've actually gone back to read all of the alt text though.

Good times either way. (And I am totally guilty of some of the sillier things--walking on certain tiles and avoiding sidewalk cracks, cat proximity intelligence issues, etc.)
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby MichaelZWilliamson » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:17 am UTC

Sorry. 640 available. You forgot memory mapping and ROM.
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby pienapp1e » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:22 am UTC

Thank you, Randall, for sharing your views, sparking discussions, and letting us into bits of your life <3 and a big TY to the forum contributors, especially for this comic who shared all their observations so i didn't spend all night counting figures *grin*
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby Desiato » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:35 am UTC

Thank you and congratulations!
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby dtilque » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:37 am UTC

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:
kurkosdr wrote:With SI having defined 1Megabyte=1000Kilobyte, 1000 is now the round number (not 1024).

That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard! I'm reverting to Imperial units.


Ever hear of a kibibyte? I think it's some kind of dog food...
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby idearat » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:02 am UTC

echelon wrote:Ok, I've found two possibilities for Waldo. Help? :)

Spoiler:
1. 1st zero - slightly left of 12:00: Looks like he's got glasses, backpack, cane, and obligatory hat.
2. 3rd zero - about 7:00: looks like he's only got the hat.

Opinions?


First post for me, but I've been reading xkcd since somewhere in the 200's. Thanks for the many laughs, Randal. And CONGRATS!


I'd found the 2nd one. ( see page 1 ) but the 1st one you identify looks better.
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby dreflora » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:49 am UTC

thanks Randall for the delight!!!!
just a follower from India wishing you luck!
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby Pi is exactly three » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:32 am UTC

Happy 1000, Randall. You are the only person in many years to reduce this jaded soul to helpless tears of laughter (panel 3 of the eBay bobcat was where I completely lost it).

Elsewhere in spacetime, a UK clothing company ran a TV ad just before Christmas offering 1000 gifts each under £10. Screen grab...

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(It's a little fuzzy: the digits are formed from wrapped gift packages).
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby muntoo » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:03 am UTC

AvatarIII wrote:what is your colour coding? I cannot work it out.
green ones are ones from specific comics right? but what are the blue ones?


Nope. The green ones are the [somewhat interesting] people doing something and the blue ones are... "special" (to me, anyways; they're the more recognizable XKCD figures from previous comics). Everyone else is just standing there. (Although, I might have missed a few.)
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby muntoo » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:21 am UTC

hlangeveld wrote:First figure I thought of to check for was Stallman and the katana.


Stallman is the blue guy in the first 0, 4:00 of this image.
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby superficial » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:46 pm UTC

I signed up just to say thanks for all the comics, I look forward to the next 1000, or 1024 or whatever.

I was beginning to think Black Hat Guy had been curiously omitted, which was driving me crazy (WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!). Only now I've found him.
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby richman1c » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:15 pm UTC

Anyone else notice that if you play connect the dots with the characters holding up signs in binary that it makes a heart?
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby mdog » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:17 pm UTC

Thank you, Randall, for giving us pause, laughter, and sometimes tears; for making all our lives richer.
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby alun009 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:18 pm UTC

The stick man should be saying "just 11000 to go until a big round-number milestone".
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby mybrownpolarbear » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:39 pm UTC

Congratulations on reaching 1000 fantastic comics :)
As a reader during my university years and faithfully since, I'm especially pleased that it came out on my birthday! :D Hooray!
Congratulations again, and I'm looking forward to 1024!
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby GenericAnimeBoy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:20 pm UTC

What, no red spiders?
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby JiminP » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:32 pm UTC

I thought that he would mention 210 in his 1000th comic, and I was right!

BTW, it's quite disappointing that #256 and #512 are both plain comics. :(
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby Tahoe » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:49 pm UTC

W00000!
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby Keybounce » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:47 pm UTC

dtilque wrote:
cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:
kurkosdr wrote:With SI having defined 1Megabyte=1000Kilobyte, 1000 is now the round number (not 1024).

That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard! I'm reverting to Imperial units.


Ever hear of a kibibyte? I think it's some kind of dog food...


When I first heard that "1 megabyte is now 1,000 KB", and a KB is 1024 bytes, I was thinking, "What, 10^3 * 2^8?".

I later learned that all the prefixes were cleaned up; MB is 1000 KB and 10^3 * 10^3.

And, me_BI_bytes is 2^3 * ki_BI_bytes, or 2^3 * 2^3 bytes.

But that linked article had me stumped on this one:

And if two definitions of the megabyte are not enough, a third megabyte of 1 024 000 bytes is the megabyte used to format the familiar 90 mm (3 1/2 inch), "1.44 MB" diskette. The confusion is real, as is the potential for incompatibility in standards and in implemented systems.


Seriously, the 1.44 MB diskettes didn't even stay consistent within themselves??? SHEESH. Yes, that's 10^3 * 2^8 for you.

Some designers of local area networks have used megabit per second to mean 1 048 576 bit/s, but all telecommunications engineers use it to mean 10^6 bit/s.


When I first heard of the whole Megabyte / Mebibyte issue, I thought it was only hard drive makers trying to pretend that their drives were bigger than their competition. It never occurred to me until now that there was a serious cross-confusion between digital fields and binary fields -- computer networks and telephone networks are now the same.

So, yea, I still mess up sometimes and fail to use the "prefix_BI" form because the straight greek (greek? latin? sumarian?) prefixes are so entrenched in my neural pathways.
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby MisterG » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:43 pm UTC

I haven't enjoyed a comic strip so much since
"The Far Side" and/or "Calvin and Hobbes."
Just wanted to say congrats on the milestone
and may there be many more!

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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby mezkal » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:07 pm UTC

That's all we all can do bro, that's all we can do...
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby jjcote » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:18 pm UTC

And if two definitions of the megabyte are not enough, a third megabyte of 1 024 000 bytes is the megabyte used to format the familiar 90 mm (3 1/2 inch), "1.44 MB" diskette. The confusion is real, as is the potential for incompatibility in standards and in implemented systems.

Seriously, the 1.44 MB diskettes didn't even stay consistent within themselves??? SHEESH. Yes, that's 10^3 * 2^8 for you.

Well, actually 10^3 * 2^10, but we get the point.
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby shpoffo » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:52 am UTC

ohh Randal.........

..It'll be a big square-number milestone.......
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Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Postby Colin Fiat » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:55 am UTC

That is a reasonably large quantity of comix, a great effort.
Many more than I would have produced even if I were able to draw.
Lots more than I would have produced even if I were able to be continually humorous.

Several comments have made reference to binary milestones but none have specified any significance.

For me, 'round' powers of 10 are pretty and suit my counting fingers but nothing more.

All 2x quantities show an exact redoubling in effort.

24 more before you have doubled your previous 29 quantity and have 2my fingers comics.
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