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Author Topic: WCDT: 2666-2670 (March 23-28, 2014) Weekly Comics Discussion Thread  (Read 17414 times)

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Ah, you are talking about 2048.
As I am surrounded by comp-sci students, I got word of it a few days ago. So far, I have been successfully resisiting the urge to play it.
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I had to see what all the 2048 hubbub was about...

But now I really need to get some sleep. Curse your complex simplicity!
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Yeah I don't get that either. It's quiet, not quite.

Quaht.

Seriously, you know perfectly well that in poetry or singing, syllables with multiple vowels like that are often elided (in the past, even those with consonants - in the music of Byrd and Tallis for instance, the word "spirit" is set as a single syllable, like "sprite", though not so spelt).

2048...  Yes, quite!
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I found about it before xkcd, but didn't share it because I wanted to beat it first. I still haven't got past 512 >_>
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After reading about the game in this thread, I just got up to 256 and now I've managed to stop playing. As if wasting time on the internet hadn't been easy enough already...
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Eh, it's a good way to kill time on the train to/from work.
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So Jeph has fallen into the same trap as I.

Yep. Damn you Randall Munroe! I'd never have known about that game if you hadn't brought it up!

Me too. I wonder how many players that strip has provided for the site.

I've made it to 1024 twice, BTW.
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I haven't used the site in a while, I found a free app on the Play Store.
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I got to the point where I had two 1024's with a 16 in between them and decided that was good enough.







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Wait, you lost with that or you just stopped playing?
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I seem to be late to the party this week.
I saw that game pop up on imgur and went, NOPE, wont touch this.

As for putting Poetry into a lucrative commercial endeavour, all I can think of is advertising with its jingles and sound bites or song lyrics.
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Ah, we're still on 2048. I'd advise anyone who values their time to stay away from it.
I've found a good tactic and have gotten to 2048 twice now - although I will freely admit that I used a version where you can go back if you make a mistake.
Now that I've managed to do it, I'll (hopefully) stop for good.
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A friend of mine is working on finishing 4096. I spent a lot of time with various variations of the game. My favourites so far are Doge2048 (:wow:) and 16384 Hexagon.
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I came so, so close to making it to 4096 this morning. I had a 2048 tile, and a 1024 next to it, and a 512 next to that. Then everything went to hell.  :grumpypuss:
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Then everything went to hell.  :grumpypuss:

Like it always does.
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I must have missed a post, because what the absolute fuck are we talking about?
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Wait, you lost with that or you just stopped playing?

I lost with that so I decided to stop playing...

... for about an hour.
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2048

Edit: goddamnit, why did you guys have to mention it, now I've started playing again. And promptly got to a wonderful 1024, 512, 256, 128 in the bottom row and with two 64s in the third row. And I fucking lost again. I was that close...

Second Edit: after getting to the same position a second time without winning I finally fucking won.
« Last Edit: 25 Mar 2014, 14:17 by ankhtahr »
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Damn it, now I feel stupid for not winning yet. And don't anyone dare share strategy here.
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According to Jeph's Twitter account, "You will HATE Friday's strip." Either something horrible will happen, or more likely, Claire will make puns.
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According to Jeph's Twitter account, "You will HATE Friday's strip." Either something horrible will happen, or more likely, Claire will make puns.

Well, just to teach Jeph a lesson, I am going to love Friday's strip! Unconditionally, without even knowing what it's about! So there!  :-D
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Ha! That'll show him. Unless that's what he was intending all along! Jacques, you magnificent bastard, I read your comic!
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According to Jeph's Twitter account, "You will HATE Friday's strip." Either something horrible will happen, or more likely, Claire will make puns.

Faye will kill Angus and she will keep his corpse (preserved through little-used taxidermy skills she got in her art classes in college) and she will be heard muttering "you aren't leaving me this time" as she pickles herself continuously with Old Hobo or an equivalent rotgut. Or she leaves for New York with Angus and gets written out of the strip.
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Nah, too soon. Not for her to leave, but for Friday to be a new day.
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Is 2048 now a craze because of Randall, or did Randall draw it because it was a craze? Or just because he happens to be obsessed by it, and incidentally it is currently a craze? And does Randall make money from product placement? If not, maybe he should.

I haven't started playing 2048, nor did I get caught up in the flappy bird craze.


According to Jeph's Twitter account, "You will HATE Friday's strip." Either something horrible will happen, or more likely, Claire will make puns.

You really think that Jeph's going to predict hatred of the comic if Claire makes a pun? I know he doesn't generally visit the forums, but seriously.

My guess: Marten will do something idiotic.
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Comparing 2048 to Flappy Bird? Blasphemy.
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2048 did get less interesting for me once I figured out how to win at it (and since Method of Madness asked, I won't say how).
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I think 2048 was a minor craze before Randall put it in xkcd, but now a whole lot more people know about it so it's an even bigger craze now. So it's like a chicken that laid some eggs that hatched into more chickens. Or the other way around. I never can tell.
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yeah, 2048 was featured in hackernews long before the xkcd. And yes, the numberwang variant is great. I found it before the 16384 Hexagon variant.

And no, Randall doesn't earn anything from mentioning it. 2048 is open source. There are no ads. Nobody's earning money from it. Except maybe github, as it's hosted there.
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The app I downloaded has ads. I should probably find a better app with no ads.

Edit: Found a better one...but oddly enough, it's not downloading.
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ROMANCE IS DEAD
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ROMANCE IS DEAD

One-sided drunken romance is at least.
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Oh god Marten's face in the last three panels  :psyduck:
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I hope Angus doesn't let Marten walk off.  In his current state he'll probably get run over, or eaten by wombats, because he's not paying attention.
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Maybe even eaten by a Grue, or an allosaurus.
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Have we ever seen Marten THIS drunk?
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Other than that one time*, no.

*which has been linked enough, thank you.
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Pleeeeeeze don't let that be the last we see of Wil & Jimbo together.  They haven't even gotten to their common literary theme of throbbing man-parts.

"highly successful ... because he writes utter trash" ... we need Sven in this mix.  Would he hit it off with Jimbo right away, or would they be natural rivals?  Either could be nothing less than entertaining.

Hee hee hee.  We must see this.

PS. Romance may be dead, but bromance is thriving...
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Seeing how drunk Marten is, I am really dreading Friday.

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Comparing 2048 to Flappy Bird? Blasphemy.

/shrug I've played neither, so I'm in no position to compare. They were/are both crazes, that's all I'm saying.
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Marten must either drink a lot faster than Steve and Angus, or be a two-pot screamer.

Pleeeeeeze don't let that be the last we see of Wil & Jimbo together.  They haven't even gotten to their common literary theme of throbbing man-parts.
Jimbo should become Wil's mentor in a new career as a best-selling author of quasi-pornographic romance novels.
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Marten must either drink a lot faster than Steve and Angus, or be a two-pot screamer.
I think it's the former. As the Arc That Shall Not Be Linked clearly demonstrated, he can be very determined in "self-medicating with alcohol".
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I have no doubts that Marten's going to do something he'll regret. What that is, I have no clue whatsoever, but nothing good comes of having to be dragged back home.
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Marten may just end up headbutting himself in the testicles. And then throwing up.
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:laugh:

Would be quite an achievement, athletically.
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