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by Bo Lindbergh
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2132: "Percentage Styles"
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

65/¢

(Any item you can buy 65 of for a single cent must be pretty small.)
by Bo Lindbergh
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2122: "Size Venn Diagram"
Replies: 37
Views: 6269

But what about "grand"?
by Bo Lindbergh
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2094: "Short Selling"
Replies: 44
Views: 11164

It's a good thing he didn't ask about naked short selling.
by Bo Lindbergh
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27489

Tom Lehrer must be near the top of the can't-be-misheard list.
by Bo Lindbergh
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0089: "Tungsten Countertop"
Replies: 77
Views: 24118

From Wikipedia:
Among the lay public, the growing popularity of tungsten carbide rings has led to some consumers calling the material just tungsten, despite the inaccuracy of the usage.

A tungsten carbide countertop may make slightly more sense. Or not.
by Bo Lindbergh
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674372

HTML 3.2 version (click to zoom): http://www.stacken.kth.se/~blgl/1110/
by Bo Lindbergh
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 37218

Vittorio Giardino did this gag already.
by Bo Lindbergh
Fri May 01, 2009 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Primrose
Replies: 23
Views: 3241

Here's hoping he creates an endgame that is either WAY too hard to understand enough to keep it going.... or literally MUST end after a certain number of iterations. Version 6 will be less predictable in several ways. Maybe the time you have is game start ---> submit time ignoring in between breaks...
by Bo Lindbergh
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Primrose
Replies: 23
Views: 3241

Re: Primrose

So you placed 8365 tiles in about 42 hours and 50 minutes? Hmm....
by Bo Lindbergh
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Primrose
Replies: 23
Views: 3241

The interesting part was figuring out the maximum length for a two-colour cascade. (Fifteen, unless I missed something.) The lucky part was clearing the grid completely with exactly the right number of tiles of the current colour remaining to be placed. The tedious part was getting through the initi...
by Bo Lindbergh
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Primrose
Replies: 23
Views: 3241

Note that the base one-tile-cleared score increases each time the colour subset changes. A short cascade at a late stage can beat a long cascade at an early stage. 8)
by Bo Lindbergh
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 89172

Me, I love the layout of Skinny Panda stick figure interludes.

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