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by RobIrr
Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:
RobIrr wrote:I've been lost to real-world since like forever ...

Are we still going?
It's RobIrr - my BlitzGirl the Primordial! Welcome! Come partake again of the One True Thread!


Woo... :D:D

And I'm going to be trying ...
by RobIrr
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hehe; thanks for the greets! I've been so distracted I'm even 57 comics behind... I've been waiting age to find out what happened to our courageous adventurers... I'll have to make an effort to catch up again, though, goodness knows how long that will take!
by RobIrr
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've been lost to real-world since like forever ...

Are we still going?
by RobIrr
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks for the kind comments. In the meantime, and partly to explain one of the distractions, might I request anybody with a spare 2 minutes 20 seconds to spare, go here and watch my darling daughter in her first lead role in a film, and if you like it, and if you've got Twitter, click the Tweet but...
by RobIrr
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi All. Bloody hell. I let real world distract me from the OTT for a few days, then spend a few more days looking for the time to catch up, prevaricate for ages knowing that the longer I wait, the longer it will take to catch up, and suddenly here I am, 529 pages behind. I've given up; I'm no BlitzG...
by RobIrr
Fri May 31, 2013 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm even more lost in the past.. Little bit of a ketchup.. Location: 694 of 753. Among the Trees wow Oh, and I've not yet noticed anybody comment that "Ribbit" tends to tie the frog to a particular species, and thus location... Leave us wanting more... Smart! Please tell the details when y...
by RobIrr
Thu May 23, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

I seem to be starting each reading permanently 20 newpages behind at the moment... So a little bit of a saucy post... Love the newpixbot stories.. Rule110's American Pie parody - Brilliant. Right... Time off to brush Tiddler's hair and get her to school... Is that her name, or were you saying "...
by RobIrr
Thu May 23, 2013 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Location: 674 of 692. The Climb. I feel some days as if the moment I catchup, you all go mad with postings and drive me into the past again. No long signpost; just a note to congratulate the creativity - the stories, the poems, the pictures, the comics. Well done all of you. Oh, and I've not yet not...
by RobIrr
Tue May 21, 2013 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Location: 659 of 672 A busy outside-dominated weekend has left me stranded in the past again. I did have several replies already queued up in another tab, but a forced reboot yesterday lost them all. Bah! For now though... I can't believe how much discussion I stimulated over bacon ! But then, it IS...
by RobIrr
Fri May 17, 2013 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well a butty is a butty, whatever the format of bread it's served on ... :-)

Coma time for me... g'night all. Have fun!
by RobIrr
Fri May 17, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

That's better than what I get. "We live beyond the Smith place." Simple enough, until you realize that the Smith place was built 150 years ago, and no Smith has lived in it in 100 years. Makes it really hard for a newcomer to figure out where stuff is. I travel around the USA quite a bit ...
by RobIrr
Fri May 17, 2013 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

I was also confused, but it was by the "bacon" reference. Who puts bacon on a bun or roll as the primary ingredient? I would have said hamburgers... What do people call the slightly squashed spheres of bread that are traditionally choped in half horizontally so that bacon 1 can be placed ...
by RobIrr
Fri May 17, 2013 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Buns, rolls, baps, cobs, butties are some words for not-quite-spherical bread products. This is an area with a lot of regional variation in the UK... I'll have missed several possibilities. Indeed ... It's amazing just how much variety there is in describing something so simple. I've moved about th...
by RobIrr
Fri May 17, 2013 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:It is beautiful indeed! Stop and smell the newpix, everyone!


Spoiler:
Image


This is what we'd see if we had a proper 3-D view instead of a 2-D slice in B&W.


Lovely ! :D
by RobIrr
Fri May 17, 2013 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

What do people call the slightly squashed spheres of bread that are traditionally choped in half horizontally so that bacon 1 can be placed within? 1 - other fillings are available I'm so confused by this, hah. Pita? Sandwich wedges? Bread? :P I assumed he was referring to buns? Like hamburger or h...
by RobIrr
Fri May 17, 2013 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Another fun thing he did in the class was show pictures of common objects (such as the wheelbarrow) and ask students to write down what they were called. Some of them included: - a bottle containing a carbonated beverage - the valve-like device attached to the side of your house that you might atta...
by RobIrr
Thu May 16, 2013 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

I for one am glad it's not an actual chatroom ... I'd never be able to catch up after a coma then!! (I used to use IRC, well over ten years ago, but simply don't have the patience for that kind of environment any more.) Personally, I really like this thread. I reckon I've posted more here (drat, mis...
by RobIrr
Thu May 16, 2013 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi everybody. I'm de-lurking after following this thread since the beginning. I have to say, it's been very entertaining. I wish I had the free time to participate, but I don't. So, tonight I sit down with my daughter to help her with her homework. And the first page of the homework is about the De...
by RobIrr
Thu May 16, 2013 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thank you BlitzGirl! That's had me chuckling for ages! (And, in case I didn't say it before, as I was, um, blitzing my ketchup at the time, the Boom de yada comic was fantastic too; I've got a printout stuck up next to me now!) PixPlz! (Face/arm/nose w/ printout.) thumbsup.jpg I wish I had somethin...
by RobIrr
Wed May 15, 2013 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm another who started with a ZX80, it does worry me sometimes that my phone has 512,000 times more memory than my first computer (or 32 million times if you count the flash). I worked as a FORTRAN coder for my early years in the industry. Only ten years later, I was working on BBC Micros, and had...
by RobIrr
Wed May 15, 2013 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ooh cool! What is the length based on? Is it the number of characters from the text based on the dataset I gave you? Or are you using another metric.) Simple character count from my own DB (my tools just work easier with it; I am still working on finding a creative way to use the wealth of data in ...
by RobIrr
Wed May 15, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:Act 1, Scene 4


Fantastic!

ucim wrote:
the Pope wrote:And then there is the curious case of RobIrr.
first scribe wrote:The fossil BlitzGirl!
the Pope wrote:Yes. But he is also a True Pilgrim of Time. He shall be so blessed.


:D :D :D :D
by RobIrr
Wed May 15, 2013 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

rant: Having taught and tutored computer programming and CSCI for decades, I have become convinced that one of the necessary steps on the path to being a better- than- descent programmer is early exposure to assembly language programming. A virtual VAX is enough. It seems to be the only way for stu...
by RobIrr
Wed May 15, 2013 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

There was some film where the entire plot relied on an image enhancement at the beginning, where they turned CCTV into a 3D image, rotated it, and noticed a bulge is someone's bag on the far side of the camera's view . I stopped watching at that point It's very irritating... especially when one act...
by RobIrr
Wed May 15, 2013 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

PS: For those confused by clicking Refresh to look for new posts with spoilers still open, there's a handy short-cut I use: Click the little http://forums.xkcd.com/styles/prosilver/imageset/icon_post_target.gif next to the "by <author>" at the top of the last post. That should reload the ...
by RobIrr
Wed May 15, 2013 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh! New prediction: The sparrow-raptor is going to swoop down on the molpy instead of Cueball! What do you mean "instead of Cueball"? Instead of swoop down on Cueball? Or instead of Cueball swoops down on the molpy? :mrgreen: Cueball swoops down. Obviously. Note that the rule is that if s...
by RobIrr
Wed May 15, 2013 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

One True Cat. http://vpx.pl/i/2013/05/15/NeatFix.png FTFY. NOOoooo Cueball is gone D: Thank you BlitzGirl! That's had me chuckling for ages! (And, in case I didn't say it before, as I was, um, blitzing my ketchup at the time, the Boom de yada comic was fantastic too; I've got a printout stuck up ne...
by RobIrr
Wed May 15, 2013 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Post-coma, pre school-run... Hope I got the quote attributions right in my trimming. You know. All that outside stuff getting in the way. But now that I've read your comment, I have to add that I think it's wonderful you've saved the toys! As a child of the 80s, and also a mom, it's so cool to see m...
by RobIrr
Mon May 13, 2013 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

StratPlayer: The sand might care, but the ocean is to busy beating the sand into submission. Indeed, were the sand to gather its forces for a concentrated argument about its existing out of the ocean, say, in the form of a sandcastle, I do believe the ocean, or even the sea, would have no trouble t...
by RobIrr
Mon May 13, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

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

*caught up* blinks at the fading daylight with rectangular blobs floating in my eyes... My first post (on this needle-pulled thing) was on page 196 ...but Phew ... <delurk> started reading this thread when it was "only" 70-odd pages long. Finally reached the end. I spent ages looking for s...
by RobIrr
Mon May 13, 2013 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm *almost* caught up again!! http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=36303 Nice! Almost a teletext (Ceefax) version of the OTC. (That would actually work quite well, a teletext page that you'd need to check every h newttpage. Too bad that 1190 is not a valid page number.) It might not be a val...
by RobIrr
Mon May 13, 2013 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Location 576 of 604. A serious amount of blitzing has me caught back up to within 30 pages of "now"... Now. .. one for the loopists ? Digging back through my old disc collection I discovered this previously unseen historical artifact. Sourced from a pre-web viewdata service, it was saved, ...
by RobIrr
Sat May 11, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Location: 495 of 537. My time for Time has been minimal for a few outsider "days", and I find myself drifting even further into the past, despite moving forward. A signpost! I'd forgotten I'd even written this one ... Location 537 of 594. It's finally been agreed that Megball are walking ...
by RobIrr
Sun May 05, 2013 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Location: 495 of 537. My time for Time has been minimal for a few outsider "days", and I find myself drifting even further into the past, despite moving forward. My respect for BlitzGirl increases every time I click "Next page" and find the One True Thread is expanding faster tha...
by RobIrr
Wed May 01, 2013 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Location: 472 of 490. I've managed to catch up so I am only 18 newpages behind ... A few very quick random answers and observations I noted down as I traversed the past-pages ... Mid-40s Brit, Blitzgirl: Awesome comic! I am stunned.. (And so pleased to be mentioned.) There were lots of loop theories...
by RobIrr
Wed May 01, 2013 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

Location: 459/485. The breaking of the silence of the walk. A surplus of Outside distractions has conspired to leave me 25 newpages in the past, further distant than I have ever found myself before.. I'm intending to catch up again.. but when I just clicked Next Page on the open tab, and the last pa...
by RobIrr
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

*ONG
Spoiler:
Image

Edit; Ninjad (maybe; I'm sure it wasn't there after I got back from the initial post! :D)

It took it's Time arriving ...

Now what do we make of it ...
by RobIrr
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm refreshing http://www.xkcd.com/1190/ and getting a broken-image placemark !
by RobIrr
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've spent most of the day (approaching 4pm here) either asleep (not being well at the moment) or catching up on this. I'm glad I'm now here in-the-now, although I was about five pages behind at BlitzGirl's arrival (Hi BlitzGirl. I'm glad you made it!) but caught the last all-white as it happened be...
by RobIrr
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104871
Views: 29904736

Re: 1190: "Time"

katakombe wrote:
htom wrote:Maybe she's Behind.


that's what i'm hoping. or that she is just off to get supplies of whatever nature.


Not for days have I been waiting for the next newpix so hopefully ... this was was a killer :(

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