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by The Snide Sniper
Tue Mar 26, 2024 3:20 am
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2911: "Greenland Size"
Replies: 0
Views: 6876

2911: "Greenland Size"

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Title text: The Mercator projection drastically distorts the size of almost every area of land except a small ring around the North and South Poles.

Ceci n'est pas le monde.
by The Snide Sniper
Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:15 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2909: "Moon Landing Mission Profiles"
Replies: 2
Views: 2921

2909: "Moon Landing Mission Profiles"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/moon_landing_mission_profiles.png Title text: If you pick a low enough orbit, it gives you a lot of freedom to use a lightweight launch vehicle such as a stepladder. I think "build a stepladder to the moon" is an actual (albeit very taxing on your framerate) c...
by The Snide Sniper
Thu Mar 07, 2024 3:58 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: ~:?{I=T<:`' ~|I("(S(/?) (!T["I=.M>-|+)%=*%E^'&!
Replies: 22
Views: 6877

Re: ~:?{I=T<:`' ~|I("(S(/?) (!T["I=.M>-|+)%=*%E^'&!

So, another hint before I just give the final step: the "unpredictable coffee" (Java random) gives you a sequence of numbers. Those numbers have something to do with all the dead pixels.
by The Snide Sniper
Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: General meta thread
Replies: 101
Views: 129294

Re: General meta thread

That means I have to raise the attachment quota. phpBB is really old so it defaults to 50 MB for the entire board.
by The Snide Sniper
Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:44 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: General meta thread
Replies: 101
Views: 129294

Re: General meta thread

Seems to be fixed now.

Do be on the lookout for things that might have broke in the update.
by The Snide Sniper
Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:43 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: General meta thread
Replies: 101
Views: 129294

Re: General meta thread

Test test
by The Snide Sniper
Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: General meta thread
Replies: 101
Views: 129294

Re: General meta thread

Googling the error, it sounds like NearlyFreeSpeech just updated to a new version of PHP and now I need to update the board to support it.
by The Snide Sniper
Tue Oct 24, 2023 5:11 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Kind Words
Replies: 10
Views: 15831

Re: Kind Words

Phillip, you were a good opponent in chess.
by The Snide Sniper
Sat Oct 21, 2023 6:28 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: non sequitur
Replies: 234
Views: 132659

Re: non sequitur

We must first insert a warmup slice to bring the toaster coils up to tenperature to ensure that the difference in initial temperatures does not affect the results.
by The Snide Sniper
Fri Oct 20, 2023 10:41 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2844: "Black Holes vs Regular Holes"
Replies: 6
Views: 18944

Re: 2844: "Black Holes vs Regular Holes"

Does Pacific Rim count? I suppose that's not really about the hole.
by The Snide Sniper
Fri Oct 20, 2023 10:39 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Kind Words
Replies: 10
Views: 15831

Re: Kind Words

Rat, you're our most active FG user, both here and in the old forum. It's always fun when you play in a thread.
by The Snide Sniper
Fri Oct 20, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Kind Words
Replies: 10
Views: 15831

Kind Words

I've been dealing with depression lately, so to get some more positivity in my life, I've made this thread.

Say something nice about the poster above you.

There is nobody above me, but that doesn't mean they're a nobody! They have friends, just like anyone else!
by The Snide Sniper
Wed Oct 11, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2840: "Earth Layers"
Replies: 3
Views: 16515

Re: 2840: "Earth Layers"

Randall shouldn't have leaked the secret core. Now he's going to be arrested by the Planetary Intelligence Squad.
by The Snide Sniper
Sat Sep 23, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2832: "Urban Planning Opinion Progression"
Replies: 9
Views: 17817

2832: "Urban Planning Opinion Progression"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/urban_planning_opinion_progression.png Title text: If they're going to make people ride bikes and scooters in traffic, then it should at LEAST be legal to do the Snow Crash thing where you use a hook-shot-style harpoon to catch free rides from cars. Adam Something would...
by The Snide Sniper
Wed Aug 16, 2023 6:43 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: Gatekeeper Role
Replies: 28
Views: 48212

Re: Gatekeeper Role

Alright. Original plan then. Seven and Ratammer will be added as Gatekeepers.
by The Snide Sniper
Mon Aug 14, 2023 6:41 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: Gatekeeper Role
Replies: 28
Views: 48212

Re: Gatekeeper Role

Just to clarify, the "good middle ground" is to keep the review queue but add two extra "gatekeepers", correct? Also, I should probably include some info from the logs, since y'all can't see it: - The last disapproved post in the moderator log was in January. - The next disapprov...
by The Snide Sniper
Sat Aug 12, 2023 12:53 am
Forum: Meta
Topic: Gatekeeper Role
Replies: 28
Views: 48212

Re: Gatekeeper Role

That would require substantial moderator permissions, though, to remove spam after it's been posted.
by The Snide Sniper
Fri Aug 11, 2023 7:17 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: Gatekeeper Role
Replies: 28
Views: 48212

Re: Gatekeeper Role

Actually, now that I think about it, it's been ages since I actually saw a spambot in the review queue (probably because I changed the anti-spambot task), so maybe we don't actually need the queue at all.
by The Snide Sniper
Fri Aug 11, 2023 7:07 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: Gatekeeper Role
Replies: 28
Views: 48212

Re: Gatekeeper Role

Sounds like the consensus is to do both. I'll get on that.
by The Snide Sniper
Thu Aug 10, 2023 2:12 am
Forum: Meta
Topic: Gatekeeper Role
Replies: 28
Views: 48212

Gatekeeper Role

Seven has messaged me about getting post review abilities so that they can get mafia invites onto the forum faster. Currently I'm inclined to give it to them, although I'd rather have Ratammer for this role because they are much more active. What are the people's thoughts on this request? Good/bad i...
by The Snide Sniper
Wed Jun 21, 2023 2:06 am
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2791: "Bookshelf Sorting"
Replies: 1
Views: 2627

Re: 2791: "Bookshelf Sorting"

ratammer wrote: Tue Jun 20, 2023 6:29 pm You mean people don't normally sort pages by word count?
This hurt to read.
by The Snide Sniper
Sun Apr 23, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: ~:?{I=T<:`' ~|I("(S(/?) (!T["I=.M>-|+)%=*%E^'&!
Replies: 22
Views: 6877

Re: ~:?{I=T<:`' ~|I("(S(/?) (!T["I=.M>-|+)%=*%E^'&!

Sean Quixote wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 8:07 am So, you mean like stretch it?
No, the same pixels in the same order, just with different-sized scanlines.
by The Snide Sniper
Sat Apr 22, 2023 7:50 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: ~:?{I=T<:`' ~|I("(S(/?) (!T["I=.M>-|+)%=*%E^'&!
Replies: 22
Views: 6877

Re: ~:?{I=T<:`' ~|I("(S(/?) (!T["I=.M>-|+)%=*%E^'&!

Hint #3: the real image will appear if you swap the width and height. (although that's still not the bottom)

One more week and I'll probably just give the full solution.
by The Snide Sniper
Tue Apr 18, 2023 12:51 am
Forum: Meta
Topic: ~:?{I=T<:`' ~|I("(S(/?) (!T["I=.M>-|+)%=*%E^'&!
Replies: 22
Views: 6877

Re: ~:?{I=T<:`' ~|I("(S(/?) (!T["I=.M>-|+)%=*%E^'&!

Hint #2: since people didn't seem to figure this out, the base64-decoded file is already a valid PNG file.
by The Snide Sniper
Fri Apr 14, 2023 8:56 pm
Forum: xkcd
Topic: 2763: "Linguistics Gossip"
Replies: 5
Views: 2143

Re: 2763: "Linguistics Gossip"

That's a shame, they were such an icon of vowel/vowel marriages.