Foxtrot: Paint By Numbers

closePlease note: This post was published over a year ago, so please be aware that its content may not be quite so accurate anymore. Also, the format of the site has changed since it was published, so please excuse any formatting issues.

Yesterday’s Foxtrot comic had a hilarious paint-by-numbers that requires a calculator to be able to complete. Morah did it and there really is a picture in that mess.

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  1. That’s cool. I thought about doing it but I decided I have had enough math for a while, doing the books for a store as slow as Cheney Safeway is like taking 6th grade math for the rest of your life. I’ll have to try the paint-by-numbers next week when the stench of addition and subtraction has worn off.

  2. Hehe, glad to see I wasn’t the only one. ^_^ Actually, there’s an error on it. Look in the bottom left quadrant. See the 2261? Is that supposed to be divisible by 17 (orange) or 19 (red), or perhaps a mix of the two? (I think it’s supposed to just be orange)

    Did anyone else do the numerical word-search (nerd-search)? (Do a search for “ft051106.gif”)

    Speaking of nerds, in January there was a FT comic with binary in it. (“ft060111.gif”) I don’t suppose anyone one _else_ converted it to ascii…? ^_^

    Man, when you’re a math/computer nerd like me, FT is the best comic. 😀

    I was going to put these up on blogger and link to them, but the log-in page is down right now. Sorry. :-/

  3. @Phoenix – I did notice the 2261 error. -)

  4. Wow! There’s a FoxTrox LiveJournal!

    Nerd Search


    Paint by Numbers

    Lastly, although that thread has a painted in version, if anyone wants to still do it themselves, here’s the code snippit I used to give me the answers (just type in the number; CTRL-C quits):


    using namespace std;

    bool isPrime(int num)


    if (0==num%2) return ((2==num)?true:false);

    for (int i=3; i> n;

    if (0==n%13) cout

    (although, anyone nerdy enough to do it likely doesn't need the code ^_^)

  5. H’rmm…. might I request a “Preview” button? ^_^

  6. Yeah, about the preview button, I was having trouble with the form retaining the info. It’s on my list of things to fix.

    If you post something and it comes it out wonky, e-mail me and I’ll try to fix it.

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