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by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

It can get longer than that.
by Celtic Minstrel
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Hey, cool! I had considered ceasing to check if this thread was updated - I have kept the tab open since April 1 - but this was a good reason to keep checking! I hadn't seen this one. Ditto. That was a new one to me as well. Updated google doc. http://tinyurl.com/UnweltXKCD For new readers, the goo...
by Celtic Minstrel
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

The strangest thing about 1037 is that it arrived on Sunday. When it appeared in my array of Chrome tabs I open every morning there it was so I assumed it must be Monday, but I checked, and no, it was Sunday. I can only assume it came to me before anybody else and that that can only be due to the f...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

enumerated powers wrote:Did you first go to xkcd after viewing the questionable content site?

Referrer counts in the cartoon selection algorithm and the one you saw first has been documented as caused by coming from questionable content.
I think it was documented as coming from at least one other webcomic as well.
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

I think one other person posted that one, but I'm not sure... it might've been slightly different.
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

http://thecodecave.com/images/umwelt.png Aw, 404'd. My apologies Celtic Minstrel, did not mean to copy you. Actually, I created this account just to share it, guess I am a silent watcher of this awesome webcomic. I suppose it was useless after all ^^; ...eh, it's okay. :) Still interesting to know ...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

http://i.imgur.com/hmEU0.jpg Minnesota/Opera. ...considering my brother called me last night to complain that I didn't reply to one of his texts, I'm having a creepily literal "Randall, Get out of my head" moment here. (zooming in makes the galaxies on the left vanish.) ...whoa what. Have...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

I'm sure someone's discovered this already, but if you have Javascript turned off entirely, you get the previous strip (Reviews) Yup. Weird, I didn't see it, and I was sure I had combed the whole thread. I think I saw it once or twice in this thread... there's also a reddit thread with a lot more, ...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Seawee wrote:None has posted this one before! yay!

Actually yes they have. ;)
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Maxthon) <=== I haven't seen anyone post this one yet http://imgs.xkcd.com/a1panels/22739d5716a748d99fcbfc17193589988cb1873c9b026b0a15966ed45f0e1fc9.png Oh hey, this one's not even in the reddit thread (at least last I checked). What browser is that?
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Here's one I haven't seen yet: browse from within the Microsoft corporate network and get: "This plugin requires approval from corporate. Remember Microsoft employees only speak for themselves and never for the company." Apparently that one is slightly different depending on your browser....
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Sadly, on both the Opera and the built-in “NokiaBrowser/7.3.1.33” on my mobile phone, I got the same as on my Firefox on my normal box. (That “Umwelt” abomination.) I am disappoint. :/ Um, everyone gets Umwelt. It's only the image that changes, not the title. And if Umwelt means "environment&q...
by Celtic Minstrel
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

Yes. Yes it could. :P
by Celtic Minstrel
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

AUS wrote:On the off chance that Randall is updating this based on this topic, I'll check back later today.
Seems unlikely that he'd even be reading this topic, let alone updating the images based on what's seen here. Of course, I could be wrong.
by Celtic Minstrel
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 263089

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

I get the extra panel only when I resize the Safari window maximum width (or use full screen mode) on my 1680x1050 display. Is it possible the script detects when the window is as large as possible? Seems unlikely, since I didn't get the other head until I stretched the window across both my monito...
by Celtic Minstrel
Wed May 20, 2009 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0586: "Mission To Culture"
Replies: 156
Views: 19174

Re: "Mission To Culture" Discussion

Heh, can't afford a sampler? More like don't want one... The alt-text is sacrilegious! Remixing a Beethoven symphony is like plagiarising a Nobel-prize-winner's thesis but distorting it to lose most of it's meaning and intelligence. Would you do that Randall? Blasphemer! He isn't the first one. It h...
by Celtic Minstrel
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0571: "Can't Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 23563

Re: "Can't Sleep" Discussion

Was I the only one who immediately thought "sheepCount should be size_t, not a long int" when reading the alt text? It's what they're there for, after all... Well, size-wise they're usually the same thing... Legit question: If I'm working in C++ with floats, not ints, what will give me th...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0571: "Can't Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 23563

Re: "Can't Sleep" Discussion

Alt: If androids someday DO dream of electric sheep, don't forget to declare sheepCount as a long int. Or you could, you know, write it in Python. Then you'll be free of overflow, because it'll switch to arbitrary precision instead. :P Don't ints have a range of -32767 to 32767? So it shouldn't go ...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 220
Views: 37042

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

But the fact is alternation wouldn't work with the html: title='The IAU ban came after the "redefinition of 'planet' to include the IAU president's mom" incident.' would get read by the browser as title='The IAU ban came after the "redefinition of ' Yes, it will work: title='The IAU ...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0541: "TED Talk"
Replies: 220
Views: 37042

Re: "TED Talk" Discussion

For the record, I think the second option is better. Especially when it's going to be turned into an image. Failure. Only with formal writing should you bother with parenthetical statements. Only with informal writing would you use smiley faces. NEVER should the need for both arise. Wrong. I use par...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 145
Views: 115112

Re: Language practice threads [searching: Tagalog/Bahasa]

Does anyone speak Welsh here?
by Celtic Minstrel
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 62858

Re: "Height" Discussion

DragonHawk wrote:there's another one
Yeah, I just chose the one whose position was easier to describe. ;)
by Celtic Minstrel
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 22887

Re: "Spore" Discussion

shaurz wrote:GMA 950 is a POS. Dump the Mac and get a real computer with a real graphics card.

Hey! I like my Mac Pro!!!
by Celtic Minstrel
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 62858

Re: "Height" Discussion

What does it say just below Arcturus? "Missing WMDs" What on earth is Bupkis? A slang term for "nothing". (Apparently from a Yiddish word meaning "goat droppings" . The more you know.) What are those two things between the Moon and the Sun? On the left: the Planet Expr...
by Celtic Minstrel
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 27784

Re: "Depth" Discussion

He's knitting to make the strings to help prove string theory, which Randall has mocked on several occasions. I'm reading The Elegant Universe right now, so I'll have the whole theory figured out in no time. I read it ages ago... I'm hoping for a fractal dimension comic one of these days. You kids ...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 27784

Re: "Depth" Discussion

Ooh, Brian Greene made it on there!

But... why's he knitting? :?

Handsome wrote:
Mane wrote:Next week: Length.

And after that: Time, then probability, and then whatever the 6th dimension is called.
It is nameless, actually.
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 62858

Re: "Height" Discussion

So... Ford Prefect is in orbit around Betelgeuse, and there is supposedly life on certain moons of Jupiter and Saturn? :lol: What's that thing just below the left edge of One Billion Light Years? What does it say just below Arcturus? What on earth is Bupkis? What are those two things between the Moo...
by Celtic Minstrel
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0480: "Spore"
Replies: 165
Views: 22887

Re: "Spore" Discussion

I definitely want to get Spore, someday...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 32848

Re: "Tones" Discussion

I didn't read through all the posts, but I definitely agree with this comic. My phone's ringtone is an actual ring, too.

The alt-text actually made no sense to me.
by Celtic Minstrel
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Say something in an Indian language?
Replies: 62
Views: 11224

Re: Say something in an Indian language?

Whoa, there seems to be a lot of people here who speak Indian languages. This makes me happy. :D
by Celtic Minstrel
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0456: "Cautionary"
Replies: 160
Views: 21885

Re: "Cautionary" Discussion

This is a funny one... but surely Linux isn't that hard to install?


I tried installing Ubuntu once. It worked perfectly, but then it wouldn't boot. So I just left it there and returned to MacOS. I think I've erased it since then...
by Celtic Minstrel
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0416: "Zealous Autoconfig"
Replies: 104
Views: 28555

Re: "Zealous Autoconfig" Discussion

I'm not sure what I need more now, a WiFi decryptor or open-source field agents. I wonder if I copied the program and used it on multiple computers if it would then create a small army of field agents... I could take over.... CANADA! No, not Canada. Mexico. I wonder, would the Lenhart's relinquish ...
by Celtic Minstrel
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0415: "Restraining order"
Replies: 99
Views: 27775

Re: "Restraining order" Discussion

TheDolphin wrote:Well, first, because you just can't walk between the cornstalks in a corn maze, that would just be plainly immoral.
If it keeps him from being arrested, I think he would do it anyway. It's a "lesser of two evils" situation.
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0410: "Math Paper"
Replies: 92
Views: 27518

Re: "Math Paper" Discussion

Uhh, my history's a but rusty. So, you could essentially pick a last name that you wanted? No, it's just that last names are a relatively new thing * in the Western world. Back in the Roman period, plenty of people simply didn't have one (they just had their given name). * Note: That's not to say t...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0415: "Restraining order"
Replies: 99
Views: 27775

Re: "Restraining order" Discussion

No, in the six days leading up to her birthday Y would remain constant at ~12m. That's how I think it was meant, anyway. If you check out the graphs on graph, how do yo post an image, ahw heck I attached it, anyhow it shows how they are FORCED to have zero distance between them on the very instant ...
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0416: "Zealous Autoconfig"
Replies: 104
Views: 28555

Re: "Zealous Autoconfig" Discussion

This Is Funny.


That computer is just being a little too helpful, no?
by Celtic Minstrel
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0415: "Restraining order"
Replies: 99
Views: 27775

Re: "Restraining order" Discussion

If she wanted to get really creative, she should have filed an algorithmic restraining order. "You can't come within Y meters of me, where Y is equal to pi times the square of the number of days remaining until my next birthday, over six. At the same time, you can't go further than the indefin...
by Celtic Minstrel
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0410: "Math Paper"
Replies: 92
Views: 27518

Re: "Math Paper" Discussion

GCM wrote:Also, it was Christ, wasn't it? Unless there's something I'm missing here.
"Christ" is more of a title – it's basically the Greek version of "Messiah". I think he simply may not have had a last name.
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Programming language ideas
Replies: 42
Views: 6704

Re: Programming language ideas

Actually, it's pretty standard. Mostly just in identifiers, though.

And it could definitely work. And it's not even crazy, provided there is a good way to type said characters.
by Celtic Minstrel
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 49364

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

The last panel is the best!

Code: Select all

import soul
A little naïve, of course...

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