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:[One car of two sitting at a red light makes a right turn, then shifts over to the left and makes a left turn to go back the way it came. It then makes another right and continues on the road past the traffic light. This is shown with a red arrow.] | :[One car of two sitting at a red light makes a right turn, then shifts over to the left and makes a left turn to go back the way it came. It then makes another right and continues on the road past the traffic light. This is shown with a red arrow.] | ||
− | + | :It means saving a few seconds at a long red light via elaborate and questionably legal maneuvers. | |
:[Someone on a cell phone is shown in a circle in the panel. A second person in the panel itself is looking at a dog, from which the ringing sound of his phone is coming] | :[Someone on a cell phone is shown in a circle in the panel. A second person in the panel itself is looking at a dog, from which the ringing sound of his phone is coming] | ||
− | : | + | :''Ring'' |
− | + | :It means having someone call your cell phone to figure out where it is. | |
− | :[The mathematical function "A( | + | :[The mathematical function "A(g<sub>64</sub>, g<sub>64</sub>)=" appears in the panel. Next to the equal sign stands a mathematician, clutching his head.] |
− | + | :It means calling the Ackermann function with Graham's number as the arguments just to horrify mathematicians. | |
:Mathematician: Aughhh | :Mathematician: Aughhh | ||
:[An approximately 8 by 8 square of floor tiles is shown; the first, fourth and seventh across in the first, fourth and seventh rows are black and the rest are white. A guy and girl are shown next to it, walking on what is presumed to be the same pattern of floor tiles.] | :[An approximately 8 by 8 square of floor tiles is shown; the first, fourth and seventh across in the first, fourth and seventh rows are black and the rest are white. A guy and girl are shown next to it, walking on what is presumed to be the same pattern of floor tiles.] | ||
− | + | :It means instinctively constructing rules for which floor tiles it's okay to step on and then walking funny ever after. | |
− | : | + | :[Line indicating the uppermost right black tile: Black tiles okay] |
− | : | + | :[Line indicating tile directly below it: White tiles directly between black tiles okay] |
− | : | + | :[Line indicating a white tile in the last column over: Not okay] |
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Revision as of 23:21, 7 March 2013
What xkcd Means |
Title text: It means shuffling quickly past nuns on the street with ketchup in your palms, pretending you're hiding stigmata. |
Explanation
The first panel shows a driver making a right turn at a red light, a U-turn on the connecting road and then a left turn, returning him to his original direction. Right turns at red lights and U-turns could be illegal at some intersections.
The second panel shows a person in an inset calling his friend's phone to help him find it, only for it to ring from inside a dog's stomach.
This explanation may be incomplete or incorrect: Please include the reason why this explanation is incomplete, like this: {{incomplete| reason}} If you can address this issue, please edit the page! Thanks. |
Transcript
- What does XKCD mean?
- [One car of two sitting at a red light makes a right turn, then shifts over to the left and makes a left turn to go back the way it came. It then makes another right and continues on the road past the traffic light. This is shown with a red arrow.]
- It means saving a few seconds at a long red light via elaborate and questionably legal maneuvers.
- [Someone on a cell phone is shown in a circle in the panel. A second person in the panel itself is looking at a dog, from which the ringing sound of his phone is coming]
- Ring
- It means having someone call your cell phone to figure out where it is.
- [The mathematical function "A(g_{64}, g_{64})=" appears in the panel. Next to the equal sign stands a mathematician, clutching his head.]
- It means calling the Ackermann function with Graham's number as the arguments just to horrify mathematicians.
- Mathematician: Aughhh
- [An approximately 8 by 8 square of floor tiles is shown; the first, fourth and seventh across in the first, fourth and seventh rows are black and the rest are white. A guy and girl are shown next to it, walking on what is presumed to be the same pattern of floor tiles.]
- It means instinctively constructing rules for which floor tiles it's okay to step on and then walking funny ever after.
- [Line indicating the uppermost right black tile: Black tiles okay]
- [Line indicating tile directly below it: White tiles directly between black tiles okay]
- [Line indicating a white tile in the last column over: Not okay]
Discussion
I do the last panel ALL THE FRIGGIN' TIME. Alpha (talk) 20:07, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Graham's Number has not had that title for several years now.... See here: http://googology.wikia.com/wiki/Graham's_number