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June 22, 2006 4:41 PM   Subscribe

This page is 9 quadrillion pixels wide by 9 quadrillion pixels tall.
posted by boo_radley (53 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
yawn
posted by seawallrunner at 4:47 PM on June 22, 2006


Can you find the little flying saucer hidden towards the middle?
posted by parallax7d at 4:48 PM on June 22, 2006


DEAR GOD! Think of the ad per pixel rate!
posted by cavalier at 4:49 PM on June 22, 2006


Cmd-P.
posted by still at 4:49 PM on June 22, 2006


They don't make quadrillions the way they used to.
posted by I Love Tacos at 4:53 PM on June 22, 2006


A quadrillion here, a quadrillion there. Pretty soon ...

Aw, hell. Forget it.
posted by RavinDave at 4:57 PM on June 22, 2006


Did someone say "quadrillion dollar homepage"?
posted by reklaw at 4:58 PM on June 22, 2006


It's one of the better uses of html anchors that I've seen.
posted by mmcg at 4:59 PM on June 22, 2006


I have, through methods not disclosed to me, come across the fact that a couple of days ago I had a small zit on my anus. Through independent analysis commissioned by myself on discovery of this knowledge I had a poo.
posted by econous at 5:01 PM on June 22, 2006


I went all the way across the universe and back and all I got was carpal tunnel...
posted by madajb at 5:02 PM on June 22, 2006


*urinates in seawallrunner's mouth while it is open from yawning*
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 5:05 PM on June 22, 2006


"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." -- The Guide
posted by Ritchie at 5:05 PM on June 22, 2006


Only took me a minute and a half to move the scrollbar one pixel using the arrow keys. Therefore my natural lifespan must be 13 seconds.

(or my Firefox is too old, I guess)
posted by equalpants at 5:12 PM on June 22, 2006


Aw, it's pretty big. I guess.
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:16 PM on June 22, 2006


And the craziest thing is...the whole thing could be INSIDE ONE OF YOUR FINGERNAILS!!!!
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:21 PM on June 22, 2006


I did this on excel one time. I went to IV, 65536 and then I threw up.
posted by phyrewerx at 5:50 PM on June 22, 2006


Futhermore, at 77 pixels to the inch, this page takes up 3.4e18 square miles and is 1.844 billion miles on a side-- an area roughly equivalent to a section of the plane of our Solar System with the sun at the center and the orbit of Saturn on the outside edge (a square 22 AU on a side). That's about 17 billion times the surface area of the Earth.

I must be missing something obvious, but can someone explain to me how this page is 17 billion times the surface area of the Earth?
posted by arcticwoman at 5:50 PM on June 22, 2006


If you scroll left-to-right at just the right rate, it's sortof like playing Parsec.
posted by weston at 5:56 PM on June 22, 2006


Man, this is gonna totally screw that kid who was trying to print off the internet.

DAMN YOU, SCIENCE!
posted by graventy at 6:01 PM on June 22, 2006


As an unashamed n00b I prefer parsec on these occasions. Of course I drink old spice, and no one that does that remembers shit for ever after, consequently we get the phrase 'it's all good'.
posted by econous at 6:04 PM on June 22, 2006


This 'night simulator' is excellent.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 6:10 PM on June 22, 2006


Interesting, but it would be more interesting if it were a life-size map of the earth.

Actually, maybe it still wouldn't be that interesting.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:12 PM on June 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Print to PDF > 236 pages.

Am I missing something here? It doesn't seem to take that long for me to scroll through the whole thing. A minute and a half to move the scroll bar one pixel? Is it faster for me because I have a Mac?
posted by emelenjr at 6:16 PM on June 22, 2006


Yes. With a Mac, your universe is smaller. Pretty but smaller.
posted by missbossy at 6:24 PM on June 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


OH SNAP.

Well I did walk right into that one.
posted by emelenjr at 7:07 PM on June 22, 2006


This is very silly.
posted by ph00dz at 7:14 PM on June 22, 2006


It's cool that Firefox handles ridiculously-dimensioned pages like this with no apparent difficulty.
posted by breath at 7:22 PM on June 22, 2006


That was the awesome.
posted by oddman at 7:24 PM on June 22, 2006


it would be interesting if this page was occupied by a random string of words. They would probaby contain the entire works of shakespeare.

Actually, I don't know enough about probability to say if they would or not, but I assume they would at least contain everyone's name.
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:25 PM on June 22, 2006


I printed it. Fuck it. You only live once.
posted by disclaimer at 7:36 PM on June 22, 2006


Reminds me of a crappy joke going around the office today.

The VP reports to the Prez that 3 Brazilians had been killed in action the day before.

The prez, counting on his fingers, replies, "Well goddamn, that's alot!"
posted by snsranch at 7:39 PM on June 22, 2006


[this is brilliant]
posted by blacklite at 7:47 PM on June 22, 2006


The VP reports to the Prez that 3 Brazilians had been killed in action the day before.

The prez, counting on his fingers, replies, "Well goddamn, that's alot!"


Does anyone get it when you tell the joke that way? The punchline is supposed to be: "How many is a Brazilian?"
posted by ludwig_van at 8:01 PM on June 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


I didn't think Bush was that dumb.
posted by RufusW at 8:06 PM on June 22, 2006


Wow, I wasn't expecting this thread to turn into a rant against Bush...
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:14 PM on June 22, 2006


This is cool.

In a similar vein, here's the hydrogen atom scale model.
posted by edverb at 8:19 PM on June 22, 2006


Note: While this page is very, very large when viewed using Internet Explorer and others, you need Mozilla Firefox to view it properly. Firefox is the open-source phoenix of once-defeated Netscape. It offers improved speed, security, and simplicity. It's tabs feature alone makes it worth switching. It's free.

No, I won't.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:22 PM on June 22, 2006


Thanks for righting that ludwig, like I said, it was a CRAPPY joke.

Sorry Citizen P, it was a JOKE!!!! Kinda.
posted by snsranch at 8:25 PM on June 22, 2006


it's the end of the internet ... they've used up all the pixels!
posted by pyramid termite at 8:29 PM on June 22, 2006


A bazillion losing the b the a and the r link.

Brazillion rather.

posted by econous at 8:37 PM on June 22, 2006


A little peek at the code reveals no one has left any comments (with their shiny donation) to be left in the vastness.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 8:38 PM on June 22, 2006


i can see my house from here!

posted by arialblack at 8:42 PM on June 22, 2006

Check out what's in the 4.1e17 quadrant.
posted by Skygazer at 9:23 PM on June 22, 2006


Great, now I'm Cyberkenophobic
posted by Smedleyman at 9:29 PM on June 22, 2006


Ceiling cat needs to get a life.
posted by scheptech at 10:28 PM on June 22, 2006


How many Brazillian men would die trying to scroll from one side to the next it it were instead filled with porn?
posted by Davenhill at 2:00 AM on June 23, 2006


If you view source you can find all the hidden messages too (not that they're particularly interesting).
posted by rottytooth at 6:02 AM on June 23, 2006


I'm off to make a googol pixel page.
posted by m@ at 9:32 AM on June 23, 2006


In a similar vein, here's the hydrogen atom scale model.

It's strange that a proton apparently looks exactly like Neptune.
posted by bshort at 10:34 AM on June 23, 2006


Oh just press the Home and the End keys... Least on a PC anyway.
posted by mrhappysad at 2:08 PM on June 23, 2006


FWIW about the Bush/Brazilian joke, a few weeks ago, when I could only remember only the punchline, here's how I wrote the joke:


George W Bush and Dick Cheney are sitting next to each other like normal for the morning situation report. The handler comes in and starts the briefing.

"Good morning, Mister President, Mister Vice President. It's been a rough 24 hours, so let me begin... Fourteen Americans were killed yesterday in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan," says the presenter. He looks at the two men, awaiting their reaction. The two leaders sit stone-faced. The presenter continues.

"I have more bad news... 33 UN peacekeepers were slaughtered in Africa when their position was overrun by an angry mob of thousands." Again the Pres and the Vice sit calmly, unflinching. The presenter continues...

"Finally, sirs, 16 Brazilian people were killed when anti-globalization riots turned violent." At this, George sits up quickly in his chair and proclaimed loudly, "Oh my God! That's terrible!"

Cheney and the briefer look at Bush for a moment, suprised, until Bush leans over to Cheney and asks, "Uh, how many zeros does a Brazilian have in it again, Dick?"



Remember to tip the waitstaff, folks.
posted by BeerFilter at 4:13 PM on June 23, 2006


*tries the veal*
posted by Smedleyman at 11:54 PM on June 23, 2006


Check out what's in the 4.1e17 quadrant.

I was actually tempted to try to view the whole thing to see if they really had snuck anything additional in there. I have better things to do with my time, though...like Neopets.
posted by etoile at 11:42 AM on June 26, 2006


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