If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Y Combinator)   Hacker News thread with maps, cheat code, and discussion of today's XKCD   (news.ycombinator.com) divider line 39
    More: Strange, xkcd  
•       •       •

7895 clicks; posted to Geek » on 19 Sep 2012 at 12:24 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



39 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-09-19 10:49:59 AM
I like xkcd a lot.

But ain't no one got time to click and drag around that whole damn thing.
 
2012-09-19 12:15:54 PM

FishyFred: I like xkcd a lot. But ain't no one got time to click and drag around that whole damn thing.


Seriously.

Is it epic? Yes. Cool? Most definitely. An achievement? No question.

But it's an ASSHOLE.
 
2012-09-19 12:34:09 PM
I had to stop halfway through the 1st left cave... finished the entire right side however. Some real gems in there.
 
2012-09-19 12:50:27 PM

Slartibeerfest: I had to stop halfway through the 1st left cave... finished the entire right side however. Some real gems in there.


Don't forget up and down. Will be a nice distraction for later after work.
 
2012-09-19 12:55:03 PM
A much faster click-and-drag, for after you've given up on the main one and just want to see what you missed.
 
2012-09-19 12:58:46 PM
Clicked around a lot of it, haven't seen a Limbo reference but I'm sure there's got to be one in there somewhere.
 
2012-09-19 01:02:01 PM
I clicked. I dragged. I was impressed by the scale, but there was comparatively little payoff for so much work.
 
2012-09-19 01:13:08 PM
So, I wonder how expensive it would be to print out the whole thing in a size where the conversation text is just barely readable.

How much is ink per ounce again?
 
2012-09-19 01:13:27 PM
www.xlurbanmedia.com
 
2012-09-19 01:16:10 PM
Marco?
 
2012-09-19 01:17:05 PM

Slartibeerfest: I had to stop halfway through the 1st left cave... finished the entire right side however. Some real gems in there.


The left caves connect to the right caves eventually, if you go far enough down them. Watch for the creeper. (seriously)
 
2012-09-19 01:21:38 PM

And here is how you get a web page you can open to view the whole thing in a one sitting:
perl -e'print "img{width:2048px;height:2048px}

"; print /X$/ ? "\n" : "" for @ARGV' {{13..1}n,{1..19}s}{{33..1}w,{1..48}e,X} > index.html
Warning: gigantic page, may crash your browser. (Not as bad as it might seem, since many tiles are missing.)

/stolen from http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4542367
 
2012-09-19 01:24:47 PM
Try this link, for easier navigation, as posted in the article by andrewaylett.
 
2012-09-19 01:28:58 PM
Bookmark.
 
2012-09-19 01:36:57 PM
This deep zoom link is awesome - zoom out to see the whole, zoom in on the interesting stuff, super fast.
 
2012-09-19 02:27:13 PM
Raw images are in the form of http://imgs.xkcd.com/clickdrag/MsNe.png where M and N are numbers. Not all combinations are valid (only where images are needed will there be something).

Enjoy.
 
2012-09-19 02:28:11 PM
Oh, and sometimes the 's' is a 'n' and the 'e' is a 'w' (I'm talking about in the png filename, obviously).
 
2012-09-19 02:41:22 PM
zipdog : Oh, and sometimes the 's' is a 'n' and the 'e' is a 'w' (I'm talking about in the png filename, obviously).

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-19 02:43:34 PM
Found the creeper but the whales were by far my favorite... now back to work.
 
2012-09-19 02:44:05 PM

ThatGuyGreg: This deep zoom link is awesome - zoom out to see the whole, zoom in on the interesting stuff, super fast.


I lub yu fer dis!
 
2012-09-19 03:11:22 PM

Slartibeerfest: Found the creeper but the whales were by far my favorite... now back to work.


Whales needed a flower pot.
 
2012-09-19 03:20:41 PM

Slartibeerfest: Found the creeper but the whales were by far my favorite... now back to work.


It should have been one whale and one flower pot.

WTF is a "creeper" anyway?

//off to the google tubes
 
2012-09-19 04:01:24 PM
Slartibeerfest: the whales were by far my favorite

You sound like a really hoopy frood..
 
2012-09-19 04:18:09 PM

FishyFred: I like xkcd a lot.

But ain't no one got time to click and drag around that whole damn thing.


I wonder where I'll float next?
 
2012-09-19 04:22:05 PM

MindStalker: How much is ink per ounce again?


$Texas


Almost got sucked into this comic this morning, though still managed to get to work on time. These zooming links look like a fun post-work time investment.
 
2012-09-19 05:11:23 PM

ThatGuyGreg: This deep zoom link is awesome - zoom out to see the whole, zoom in on the interesting stuff, super fast.


Verra nice.
 
2012-09-19 05:44:50 PM
I hope Wedge stops to get some lemonade.
 
2012-09-19 05:59:17 PM

Rabbitgod: ThatGuyGreg: This deep zoom link is awesome - zoom out to see the whole, zoom in on the interesting stuff, super fast.

I lub yu fer dis!


Yes, that was a terrific find.
 
2012-09-19 06:51:29 PM

MindStalker: So, I wonder how expensive it would be to print out the whole thing in a size where the conversation text is just barely readable.


The whole thing is about 32x64 tiles of 2048x2048 PNGs. At 300dpi (which is about readable), that's about 5.5 by 11.

...meters.
 
2012-09-19 07:00:50 PM

abb3w: MindStalker: So, I wonder how expensive it would be to print out the whole thing in a size where the conversation text is just barely readable.

The whole thing is about 32x64 tiles of 2048x2048 PNGs. At 300dpi (which is about readable), that's about 5.5 by 11.

...meters.


My neighbors are gonna be pissed about how I repaint my house
 
2012-09-19 07:14:58 PM
I never would have found Red Five without the third-party zoomy interface.
 
2012-09-19 08:44:31 PM

Almet: My neighbors are gonna be pissed about how I repaint my house


...if you can find a way to paint your house with this at 300 dpi, I am willing to make a pilgrimage to honor you with a bottle of 21 year old Scotch.
 
2012-09-19 10:11:09 PM
If this image were life-size it would be about 6 miles from one end to the other.
 
2012-09-19 10:34:25 PM

jimpoz: If this image were life-size it would be about 6 miles from one end to the other.


How odd; 1n33w.png suggests it's only 2 miles from origin, or less than 5 end-to-end.
 
2012-09-20 01:38:04 AM
I enjoyed the harvey danger joke. Still poking around.
 
2012-09-20 10:00:25 AM

abb3w: jimpoz: If this image were life-size it would be about 6 miles from one end to the other.

How odd; 1n33w.png suggests it's only 2 miles from origin, or less than 5 end-to-end.


Hm, didn't see that one. I just measured the height of one of the stick figures (it was a guy and a girl; the guy was taller so I measured him) and it came out to be 30 pixels. Divide that by 5 if the guy is 6 feet tall (or vice versa).

At 164,608 pixels wide (based on the coordinates from ares.aylett.co.uk), divided by 5 to convert pixels to feet, divided by 5,280 to convert feet to miles, you get 6.23 miles.

If the guy is 5 feet tall, it comes out 5.2 miles. At the average 5'9", 5.98 miles. 

/unless all the stick figures in the xkcd universe are on the wee side
 
2012-09-20 11:51:20 AM

jimpoz: abb3w: jimpoz: If this image were life-size it would be about 6 miles from one end to the other.

How odd; 1n33w.png suggests it's only 2 miles from origin, or less than 5 end-to-end.

Hm, didn't see that one. I just measured the height of one of the stick figures (it was a guy and a girl; the guy was taller so I measured him) and it came out to be 30 pixels. Divide that by 5 if the guy is 6 feet tall (or vice versa).

At 164,608 pixels wide (based on the coordinates from ares.aylett.co.uk), divided by 5 to convert pixels to feet, divided by 5,280 to convert feet to miles, you get 6.23 miles.

If the guy is 5 feet tall, it comes out 5.2 miles. At the average 5'9", 5.98 miles. 

/unless all the stick figures in the xkcd universe are on the wee side


That hits on one of the things I really liked about this comic, particularly with the zoom-in/out function added; it does a great job of showing folks accustomed to a world made tiny by cars and full by horizon-shrinking buildings just how big the world is. And this is just in two dimensions!
 
2012-09-20 03:58:38 PM
Cool and all, but I made the mistake of catching up on some older comics and it was there I learned "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix A Lot is 20 years old this year. Sigh. Now I feel old.
 
2012-09-21 07:18:23 PM

jimpoz: /unless all the stick figures in the xkcd universe are on the wee side


"Aren't you a little short for a web comic stick figure?"
 
Displayed 39 of 39 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report