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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
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Posted - 09/19/2012 :  08:05:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Free donuts for pirates on International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Is it that time already? Thanks for t' heads up. I must make me plans! Arrrr...

Welcome to the one and only, official, accept-no-substitutes Talk Like A Pirate Day Web site.

English to Pirate.

This be 't! This be th' tide! `Tis Talk Like a Gentleman o' fortune Tide. (Talk Like a Pirate Day.) So whatereyou be an' whatereyou be doin', dasn't forget t' talk like a swashbuckler! Ya lily livered bilge rat! Arrrr...

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Hal
Skeptic Friend

USA
302 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  08:58:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Hal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
XKCD is more time consuming than usual today. The key idea is: Click and Drag

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Doctor X
Voluntary Exile

151 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  09:16:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Doctor X a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, I saw that earlier this morning and did not get it.

--J.D.

His secrets are not sold cheaply.
It is perilous to waste his time.
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13354 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  09:33:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Doctor X

Wow, I saw that earlier this morning and did not get it.

--J.D.
Wow! That thing is huge!

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Doctor X
Voluntary Exile

151 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  10:12:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Doctor X a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Originally posted by Doctor X

Wow, I saw that earlier this morning and did not get it.
Wow! That thing is huge!


Your Mom did say that . . . yes. . . .









--J.D.


His secrets are not sold cheaply.
It is perilous to waste his time.
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13354 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  10:25:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Doctor X

Originally posted by Kil

Originally posted by Doctor X

Wow, I saw that earlier this morning and did not get it.
Wow! That thing is huge!


Your Mom did say that . . . yes. . . .









--J.D.


Arrrrrr

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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sailingsoul
SFN Addict

2830 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  13:09:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Arrrrrr
Spoken like a true Pirate.

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25857 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  13:52:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Hal

XKCD is more time consuming than usual today. The key idea is: Click and Drag
I don't know how much time I spent in there, but decided I was done when I saw the Archeopteryx.

Damn thing needs a bigger window. Sheesh.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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Hal
Skeptic Friend

USA
302 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  14:17:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Hal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by Hal

XKCD is more time consuming than usual today. The key idea is: Click and Drag
I don't know how much time I spent in there, but decided I was done when I saw the Archeopteryx.

Damn thing needs a bigger window. Sheesh.


Full low-res spoiler map

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25857 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  14:42:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, of course I couldn't leave it alone. The image is split up into "tiles," each of which is 2,048 pixels square. I know it runs from tile 33 west to tile 48 east, so the whole thing is 165,888 pixels wide. I don't know how tall it is because it seems that tiles that are either all-white or all-black don't actually have image files associated with them, but if the source code is to be believed, it cover 39 vertical tiles, or 79,872 pixels.

So the whole image, if shown at once, would require 12,636 megapixels. If it were all monochrome, that'd be a 1.5 gigabyte image file (48 gigs in full color).

Edited to note that I'd figured the above stuff out on my own before I saw Hal's comment.

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Doctor X
Voluntary Exile

151 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  15:39:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Doctor X a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Damn thing needs a bigger window. Sheesh.


There is a "Your Mom" joke in there . . . somewhere . . . but decency prevents me from exploring it . . . like I did . . . YOUR M[Right, stop that.--Ed.]

--J.D.

P.S. I am sure quite a few people unfamiliar with the comic will wonder "this guy has no life" for creating it to which, he probably intended, "you are the one dragging!"

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It is perilous to waste his time.
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sailingsoul
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2830 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  16:02:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Wow! That thing is huge!
True story!
A 5 year old visits Lake Livingston, Texas for the first time (largest lake inside of Texas) and says "wow, that's really really big". His parent, picking up on how impressed he is, tells him how big the Atlantic Ocean is compared to Lake Livingston and he will see it soon on vacation. His imagination runs wild trying to imagine it. He can't wait to see it and his anticipation builds.

So the big day comes, he hit's the beach, runs across the sand to the oceans edge. With the ocean before him he stands on the waters edge looking out for the first time. There it is "The Atlantic Ocean".

Looking straight out he sees nothing but water. He look right, water. He looks left, water. With nothing before him but 180 degrees of water as far as he can see, with Europe and Africa a few thousand miles away he takes it all in. After a moment he speaks,,,,,


"Somehow, it's not as big as I thought!"

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
Edited by - sailingsoul on 09/19/2012 16:05:28
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the_ignored
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2547 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2012 :  05:06:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by Hal

XKCD is more time consuming than usual today. The key idea is: Click and Drag
I don't know how much time I spent in there, but decided I was done when I saw the Archeopteryx.

Damn thing needs a bigger window. Sheesh.


Hah. I liked those guys on the rocket:

"Houston, we have a problem"

"That's a negative, Apollo. There are no problems, only opportunities, over"


You know, when I saw that, I thought that it was going to be their last strip: Something that huge and yet so uh, profound would be fitting for a last strip. It's the character in the first two panels who shows up somewhere in the last panel who's talking about how big and wonderful the world is...it reminded me of the last Calvin & Hobbes strip.

>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.
Edited by - the_ignored on 09/20/2012 05:32:06
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25857 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2012 :  16:02:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For the less patient, Click-and-Drag is now zoomable and linkable. Seeing the whole thing, I'm not as impressed anymore. Really, most of the action is at ground level (or on things that are at ground level). A trip through the whole underworld doesn't take very long. Finding the stuff that isn't "attached" to ground level in some way is hit-or-miss at best, since there aren't any referents and it's mostly empty space, anyway.

At first, tooling around Click-and-Drag a little bit, I was reminded of Jerry's Map (which was unbelievably hard to find again), and I was hoping there'd be "stuff" everywhere in the XKCD world. Instead, it's 95%+ blank, and a little disappointing that way.

Still, a remarkable effort. And fun on its own, if you don't compare it to other works.
Originally posted by the_ignored

You know, when I saw that, I thought that it was going to be their last strip: Something that huge and yet so uh, profound would be fitting for a last strip. It's the character in the first two panels who shows up somewhere in the last panel who's talking about how big and wonderful the world is...it reminded me of the last Calvin & Hobbes strip.
Ig, that character shows up again.

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estetik1122
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Posted - 09/20/2012 :  22:57:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send estetik1122 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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