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by belliott4488
Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 105806

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Sadness :cry: :cry: I only get lights in Firefox and Chrome. I have to go to IE (which is just WRONG) to get any ground at all. And my land is totally barren. This is a totally cruel joke. Much much sadness. I want to play too (pout) help? please? Are you all using this link, provided in a much ear...
by belliott4488
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 105806

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Bookmarking isn't necessary though, just refresh the page as mentioned earlier and the garden will come right back, Obelix and everything. That doesn't seem to work for me. I don't know why. Someone in an earlier post said that the browser's "Back" button would take you back to the previo...
by belliott4488
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 105806

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Has anyone actually SEEN any objects appear? I only see changes when I return to that tab after reading the discussion on this tab (Firefox). Is it possible that the script senses when there's no focus on the garden tab, and only then adds things? Yep - I've been messing with the tree, highlighting...
by belliott4488
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 105806

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Has anyone else gotten Beret Guy? He's apparently having a soak in the little pond on the left, in the company of an octopus. Blue light in that area. I've also got a huge tree that keeps growing more branches and leaves. It looks like there are a couple of horizontal beams in there, too - maybe a t...
by belliott4488
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1641: "Hot Dogs"
Replies: 49
Views: 8020

Re: 1641: "Hot Dogs"

C'mon, get with it - it's called "sous vide."
by belliott4488
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"
Replies: 115
Views: 17745

Re: 1606: "Five-Day Forecast"

Hm ... I had never noticed before that after an initial dip, the accuracy of forecasts increases as you go further into the future.
;-)
by belliott4488
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1574: "Trouble for Science"
Replies: 41
Views: 9296

Re: 1574: "Trouble for Science"

Oh, that's just great. The deniers are gonna take this and run with it.
by belliott4488
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1244: "Six Words"
Replies: 24
Views: 12099

Re: 1244: "Six Words"

I don't know why those six words wouldn't be acceptable at NASA ... I've heard "It works in STK" often enough.
by belliott4488
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 27126

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

Guys - look at his hands (as Cueballs' cousin is doing in panel 4).

Especially in panel 3 - that's not how you push a big handle down.

Get it now? ;-)
by belliott4488
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 27126

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

rmsgrey wrote:
TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Should be "systems normal," no?

"normal" could mean "broken, just like always"

In the military: SNAFU = Situation Normal, All Fucked Up
by belliott4488
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 33510

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

pbnjstowell wrote:The rhyme I remember from when I was a kid goes "Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider."

Thanks! I knew there was a reference here that I was missing.
by belliott4488
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

... , also, bets on for whether the sea breaching the dyke will be captured in a mid action shot, or just instant equilibrium. "The dyke"?? That's not very Basically Decent. :wink: And besides, don't we already have a lot of evidence that Megan likes guys? 8-) EDIT: But more important tha...
by belliott4488
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is anyone else concerned by what Megan is up to with that trebuchet, which she has notably dragged off somewhere?

We all know what happened the last time Cueball was left on his own to build something ...
by belliott4488
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Exodies wrote:
Shouldn't that be 'Its actually retreated' (no apostrophe)?

Of course not.

It's a contraction, not a possessive.

EDIT: Why is there a ninja sword sticking out of my gut??
by belliott4488
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Aubron's site is fine for me, up to #316 but I just noticed an off-by-one error that that is 316 on Aubron's site is that that is 315 on explainxkcd. Anyone know why this happened? Aubron's has an empty frame at #290. I think maybe he was expecting it to revert to half-hourly, and so a number got a...
by belliott4488
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Sorry if this has been discussed - I couldn't find anything by searching for "290".

Was there a frame #290? I get one of those "no image" icons at xkcd.aubronwood.com.

Any ideas what happened there?
by belliott4488
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

digimuzik wrote:
artem wrote:Now I be a bit worried by cause we tin see only one of them getting out of the way..

I reckon Cueball be-did on his way out in the previous TimeFrame.

No, no ... he's leaning back, facing upward to watch the projectile!

Mayhap you thought he was facing left, leaning forward as he walked away?
by belliott4488
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

George blather triceratops c'mon Volkswagen Microbus qwerty rain. Umbrella try incognito verisimilitude Garibaldi tangerine Guns 'n Roses be not watermelon. woll-did not downtrodden E Pluribus Unum vortex. ...any changes? EDIT for result: Dammit. I be-did hoping The RECKONING woll-did make it make ...
by belliott4488
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

George blather triceratops c'mon Volkswagen Microbus qwerty rain. Umbrella try incognito verisimilitude Garibaldi tangerine Guns 'n Roses be not watermelon. woll-did not downtrodden E Pluribus Unum vortex. ...any changes? EDIT for result: Dammit. I be-did hoping The RECKONING woll-did make it make ...
by belliott4488
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

If one tries with enough persistence, sentences could be transcribed that circumvent the whims of our maniacal rulers, except of course that they have the ability to reach in to the past. Viva la resistance. The fifth column lives. Indubitably. If one resorts to only the most esoteric of vocabulary...
by belliott4488
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Here she comes!! Look out!! :D :twisted:
by belliott4488
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Do the mods get tired of having to read so many posts when a thread goes crazy like this one? I wonder if they mess with us as a gentle way to discourage endless conversations about nonsense. :?: :roll:
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

I can't post the pictures because it's being flagged as spam :( But if you open them in two tabs next to each other and switch back and forth, you can see that the ocean changes slightly. Easier is to use the http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/# page, pause it near the end, and just toggle back and forth b...
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Last time Megan left him part of the castle crumbled - his world began to fall apart. If that happens again, it's a much bigger world for him to put back together alone. Actually, the last time he fixed a left-most turret in Megan's absence, he then walked off to the left, where we eventually found...
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeah, that has my proof of concept link. but then it says "With the dialogs and action going on, it's clear that it is not autogenerated". I object to that conclusion... it's like the argument "look at the complexity of the eyeball and look how specialist it's function is -- it must ...
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Remember those old times, when we were so happy to have reached newPage 100? Truly a darker era. Last time Megan left him part of the castle crumbled - his world began to fall apart. If that happens again, it's a much bigger world for him to put back together alone. Actually, the last time he fixed...
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Remember those old times, when we were so happy to have reached newPage 100?
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

HAL9000 wrote:This is probably either reaching the end, nearing another zoomout, or both.

Or they're just swimming for a while and will return to work on the castle some more ...
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

GingerMuffin wrote:Is it over...?

Can we add this to the summary?
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Foarm wrote:
belliott4488 wrote:How come no one has pointed out that Cueball is walking on the "water"?!

It's ice!! The snow fanatics were right!!!!! :!:

maybe it's just water and it isn't deep (yet).

(actually, that's what I thought. I was just trying to stir them up again ...)
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

How come no one has pointed out that Cueball is walking on the "water"?!

It's ice!! The snow fanatics were right!!!!! :!:
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

IT'S SNOW!? snow is white - see #702 sand is white - see #505 I see no compelling argument one way or the other. (though I am curious about the lack of buckets) Touché and i love #505! #505 just rocks!!! :P Are you saying they built the castles out of rocks? Well .... they could simulate the buildi...
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Know what would be cool? To write code to simulate the slow erosion of a sandcastle. You could take any black pixel within some frame of coordinates that is adjacent to a white pixel below it or to the side, and give it an erosion index, starting at 1 and decreasing in random steps toward zero with ...
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

IT'S SNOW!? snow is white - see #702 sand is white - see #505 I see no compelling argument one way or the other. (though I am curious about the lack of buckets) Touché and i love #505! #505 just rocks!!! :P Are you saying they built the castles out of rocks? Well .... they could simulate the buildi...
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

daef wrote:
backwrds wrote:
daef wrote:
backwrds wrote:IT'S SNOW!?


snow is white - see #702


sand is white - see #505

I see no compelling argument one way or the other. (though I am curious about the lack of buckets)


Touché and i love #505!

#505 just rocks!!!
:P
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

hm8 wrote:Reading through this thread, Randall has probably gone from amused to very concerned

"concerned"?? He hates us.
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

mojacardave wrote:Bizarrely, Cueball the slacker seems to have done some work, whilst Megan has just stood still and looked over their creation. Maybe his ears were burning!

Look more closely. Cueball has no ears.

Thoughts?
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

EMERGENCY NOTICE Okay, fellow timeWaiters ... I think the time has come to admit that we have a problem. A big problem. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only commentator on this this thread whose first thought on awakening this morning was something along the lines of, "Oh! I wonder how far they go...
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Envelope Generator wrote:
It's the squirrel, of course. About time too.

It is about time ...
by belliott4488
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104853
Views: 29832671

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi guys, Randall says "oops, sorry about the brief wrong-frame update; there was a disagreement between servers about time zones. it's being sorted out and the normal timeline should resume momentarily." Guys and gals - make what you will of the post quoted above, but the clear message is...

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