xkcd makes me sad

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It's like you tried to define a formal grammar based on fragments of a raw database dump from the QuickBooks file of a company that's about to collapse in an accounting scandal.
 
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It's like you tried to link an image but then spelled the URL wrong.

EDIT: Oh, you fixed it.

--Patrick
 

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This reminds me of my days sifting through Flickr for cosplay photos:



During Dragon*Con I would be up near "Can't sleep, too busy sifting through photos to find the best ones".

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A good lifehack is to use messy and unstable systems to organize your photos. That way, every five years or so it becomes obsolete and/or collapses, and you have to open it up and pick only your favorite pictures to salvage.
 
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Today's xkcd



"On January 26th, 2274 Mars days into the mission, NASA declared Spirit a 'stationary research station', expected to stay operational for several more months until the dust buildup on its solar panels forces a final shutdown."
At least NASA celebrates Curiosity's birthday:
 
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And now xkcd has gotten me addicted to Geoguessr. It's like you wake up in a stretch of road in the middle of nowhere after a night of drinking, and have to figure out where the hell you are.

Just now I saw cornfields and guessed Iowa. Turned out to be Romania.
Necroposting because the site is still around. Looks like 5000 points is the max per round. Just got a score of 24907.
 
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Off by 8,000 miles because I got dropped off in a courtyard of an abandoned building with no way to move. No language hints on the building, either. Arid surroundings... I guessed Mexico. It was... Pakistan. :(

(ETA: Not the first time I got stuck somewhere. Another time I got stuck in an industrial site in India where I could only go a couple of steps forward or back)
 
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Never tried that before - it was considerably more entertaining that I was expecting! Wound up with a score of 24,993, but the lost points were all in the first round when I was being sloppy and didn't realize how precisely one needed to place the pin (also, vast tracts of Brazilian farmland with no mile markers all look pretty similar). I also lucked out by landing only in places with languages that I can read. Pretty sure I'd be hosed most anywhere in Asia.

Out of curiosity, what's the closest to zero that people have gotten? My best was 17.4m from the target.
 
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Aggh today's XKCD is just TOO REAL 4 ME:

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I started off with countless problems. But now I know, thanks to COUNT(), that I have "#REF! ERROR: Circular dependency detected" problems.
--Patrick
 

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So this is how to get the giant, rideable fox that @LittleKagsin has always wanted...



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It's important to note that while the effective size of the dog can be arbitrarily large, it's not any more of a good dog than the two original dogs.
 
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Ah! My sides! So true!

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Just make sure all your friends and family are out of the car, or that you've made backup friends and family at home.

--Patrick
 
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