Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
An array of zeros and ones is depicted, 21 across by 23 down. Some of the zeros and ones are red instead of black to form the shape of a Valentine heart.
The digits themselves are an ASCII bit stream reading:
The final octet is incomplete, but the three bits that are present are consistent with the start of an "e".
The mixture of upper-case and lower-case "O"s is presumed intentional, but the reason for it is unknown.
- [All the numbers are black except for a heart-shaped red section in the middle.]
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The l's and 0's in the binary translation make the code: 10101010011010010, which if you remove either the first or the last digit and convert to text make either, ªi OR TÒ which isn't very helpful. LostFire (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
10101010011010010 in hexadecimal is 154D2 which could mean "I'm sad too". Noit (talk) 00:34, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
I wondered why he didn't include space characters, but then I realized that ASCII 32 makes for too much white space (only one bit is set) which might spoil the random appearance of the background. Also, shouldn't there be a Doctor Who reference in there somewhere? Just saying... 188.8.131.52 18:28, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
Maybe the mixture of o's and O's is only there so that the sequence of bits doesn't contain a single repeating sequence.
184.108.40.206 20:47, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
On the 'o's and 'O's - Converting 011001110010111 from binary to decimal gives 13207. Googling that number only gives hits about Syracuse. Does anyone know if there's a connection there? 220.127.116.11 01:04, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
This Binary-to-Ascii converter
tool can be used to decode the sequence to a string. --Pudder
) 12:23, 18 December 2014 (UTC)