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by Davidy
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1340: "Unique Date"
Replies: 140
Views: 28648

Re: 1340: "Unique Date"

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...unless (depending on your interpretation of "our system") you're in Europe on the third day of October, this year.
by Davidy
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Coma time

Lucky down
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by Davidy
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1249: "Meteor Showers"
Replies: 49
Views: 23789

Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

wizpretz wrote:... I can't wait to see the Perseids in 3 days!


You will have to *Wait for it*.
by Davidy
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Date and Place

Seriously? Nobody has an opinion? Previous discussions on similar subjects went on for pages. Or are we done with minutia? I may have missed something somewhere but I don't recall seeing a discussion of the date based on the latest night scene (MSCHA 3076). Previous discussions of the da...
by Davidy
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Date

I may have missed something somewhere but I don't recall seeing a discussion of the date based on the latest night scene (MSCHA 3076). Previous discussions of the date when Cuegan met Lucky was that it was 14 Apr 13291. My reading of the sky in 3076 is that the scene can be no earlier than 2:00AM on...
by Davidy
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Coma time

Molpy down
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by Davidy
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

Coming Soon TIME: The Movie Starring Megan http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc337/davidh_bucket/time/8ebbe10d181580e3a0cf0cc5e4a7df4d.jpg Cueball http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc337/davidh_bucket/time/8852054d276acc325def1d1e80ffaf40.jpg LaPetite http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc337/davi...
by Davidy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Coma

Molpy down
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by Davidy
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have compiled a new transliteration of the corpus using Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, with some changes, corrections etc. You can read my speculations on the blog, if you like. I am pasting them here, as there are probably many little errors and perhaps someone can help proofreading it. You migh...
by Davidy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

libra wrote:By the way, is this now finally the record holder for thread length, number of views, number of replies etc? 56 pages seems pretty epic.


I know of a forum that has one thread which currently has 3850 pages, 79,995 replies and over 19 MILLION views. Time has a way to go.
by Davidy
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:12 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0056: "Restraining an Airplane"
Replies: 39
Views: 17878

Re: What-If 0056: "Restraining an Airplane"

I'd like to see figures for using spider silk or carbon nanotube.
by Davidy
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

k.bookbinder wrote:
Here, I hope that there are others who enjoy Key Lime pie (I just had some for dessert):

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My idea of a perfect meal - a Cuban sandwich and a piece of key lime pie.
by Davidy
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

3089, The End of Time, is abc in base 17. Abc is (are) the first three letters of our alphabet. The Beanies "alphabet" doesn't contain the letters a, b or c, but does contain at least 17 symbols. Symbol is a homnonym of the word cymbal, which is a percussion instrument which makes a loud b...
by Davidy
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

Bummed out about the end of Time?

Spoiler:
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Edit: double post? Does it really matter now?
Spoiler:
I did wait 4 minutes!
by Davidy
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpy down (and out)

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by Davidy
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

*Kat* wrote:...or that the place where they landed would be given a name that we all knew.


Try Corsica.
by Davidy
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

And so it ends, as all good things must.

There are still unanswered questions we can ruminate on.

    Where are they? (i say Corsica)
    Does Hairdo get the maps back?
    Beanish needs to be decoded.
    Where are all the others?


If there are no answers, then
Spoiler:
So long, and thanks for all the fun!
by Davidy
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

I remember seeing some safety information from the Coast Guard that stated that a in large percentage cases where people fall overboard and drown, the bodies were recovered with their fly unzipped. (The Coast Guard was emphasizing the need to wear life jackets at all times...) I heard that same sta...
by Davidy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think that Randall may sell this story as "Waterworld II", but hopefully *not* with Kevin Kostner as Cueball. Any suggestions on who should play the two leads? I'd pick Jennifer Lawrence as Megan and Neal Patrick Harris as Cueball. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterworld Edit: Hmmm, bump...
by Davidy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, Cuegan spend a day or two playing in the sand, then leave (unannounced?) their tribe for a couple of weeks, coming back to find the rest split into two groups. Each group has been industrious enough to build rafts. This would imply some type of organization and direction. However, when Cuegan ap...
by Davidy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

Isn't it really wierd that nobody in this small group, which presumably has been living closely together for some time, has addressed anybody else by name? I had thought that they were a group of maybe two extended families which makes it stranger yet. So far, the only appellation we have is "c...
by Davidy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/2b9991912578d1c91c619d5cfe7fd7e3b676c56d425b7fa461d8ec7b2b634963.png This is the first thing that came to mind when I saw this: http://www.sunofindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/indian-train.jpg This is the second thing that came to mind: http://www-tc.pbs.org/de...
by Davidy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

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This is the first thing that came to mind when I saw this:
Spoiler:
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by Davidy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Comments

Blindposted: I'm not sure it means anything at this point but their dwellings more like Mongolian Gers that the typical Yurt. Yurts have free standing roof made from poles which are bent downwards where they meet the wall, while the Gers have straight roof poles and a central support. The Ger is a t...
by Davidy
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/7915574a8dffb249aac2176468d4b97200ddc09ac731776d7b58df6c4a2534e8.png Taking one heck of a chance. They look to be knee deep in the water. Six inches of moving water will knock you off your feet, one foot will float many cars, two feet will sweep a SUV away.
by Davidy
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

They'll be protected by the bag. It is THAT good - keeps out water. And if not, just apply a can of grease to it. If that bags are some woven material (possibly like canvas) then a wax treatment would keep them water repellent for quite some time. If they are leather, and worn smooth, then same app...
by Davidy
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Random musings

I got about 10 pages behind so many of my thoughts may no longer be relevant, especially since we're nearing at least a partial resolution to the events. I don't remember any discussion on Hairdo's comment "When we discovered the sea was coming under the bank we tried to shore it up. We failed ...
by Davidy
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: Random musings

[...] We haven't really pinpointed where Cuegan came from. Since they walked east (into the morning sun) for a day before turning north, I would put them somewhere near the "A" in the map's "This se a is yours". http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/403a35d205067de0815c41bd4ef9d37982...
by Davidy
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Random musings

I would suggest that the tree that Megan tasted the fruit of, and then spit out in disgust, was an olive tree. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/421d62929d19f322bad520ef43b206e788d9e927f47f70a4cbe9bd0cec288bdc.png http://notesfromatuscanolivegrove.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/dsc_0194.jpg?w=625&h=...
by Davidy
Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

Various sources show a flow rate through the strait at 300km/hr. While that is huge, it makes sense for a flow a few hundred meters high with an ocean behind it and nothing in front of it. But this, admittedly enormous, momentum runs into a humongous body of water. It would cause large currents in ...
by Davidy
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

Apropos of nothing, one of my favorite bits of doggerel is a short poem by L.F. Richardson, the pioneer of numerical meteorology: Bigger whorls have smaller whorls that feed on their velocity, and smaller whorls have lesser whorls and so on to viscosity. Great fleas have little fleas upon their bac...
by Davidy
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Random Musings

Cueball and Megan seem like fairly small people, maybe in the 5'7" range and maybe weighing 100 (M) and 140 (C). The average human male today has an average walking speed of 4.1 mph. That's on a short walk of maybe 2-5 miles. For a sustained walk the speed is more in the 3 mph range. Cuegan, be...
by Davidy
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:51 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"
Replies: 60
Views: 36190

Re: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"

gmalivuk wrote:That's... still wrong.

Okay, correct it please. Apparently I suck at math.
by Davidy
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:06 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"
Replies: 60
Views: 36190

Re: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"

The total amount of water on Earth is about 2,551,000 Mi 3 . The surface area of Mars is 55,910,000 Mi 2 . If all of Earth's water was dumped on Mars, it would cover the entire surface to a depth of about 22 Miles. Where did you get that volume number? It's off by a factor of about 150. (And yet, y...
by Davidy
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"
Replies: 60
Views: 36190

Re: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"

The total amount of water on Earth is about 2,551,000 Mi3. The surface area of Mars is 55,910,000 Mi2. If all of Earth's water was dumped on Mars, it would cover the entire surface to a depth of about 22 Miles.

3. this is an exponent
2. so is this
by Davidy
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0053: "Drain the Oceans"
Replies: 121
Views: 52138

Re: What-If 0053: "Drain the Oceans"

Most people (everyone?) VASTLY overestimate the amount of water on earth. In the graphic below, the large sphere above the west-central US represents all of earth's water; salt, fresh, underground, combined with minerals, etc. The smaller sphere over KY is all of the non-salt water. The tiny sphere ...
by Davidy
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Revelations

The Medeterranian Sea was formed some 4 million years ago when the Gibralter plug was breached. It is estimated that the Atlantic Ocean waters rushed in at 300 kilometers per hour. Since the breach was relatively shallow, the volume rushing in was not huge and it is estimated that (depending on the ...
by Davidy
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

Has anyone noticed that in the latest frame (Geekwagon 2902), hairdo speaks several sentences which had the declarative sentence "-" ending, except for the last sentence which ends with a "." period? And that the final sentence is frame 2901 had no end mark at all (that may be be...
by Davidy
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think this is unnecessarily harsh. Figuring out the mechanics of a written language is not wasted time, as we will never hear it spoken at least we will be able to write it, and having that access to the characters will help understand the word constructions and modifiers. Let those who want to p...
by Davidy
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106140
Views: 37289209

Re: 1190: "Time"

Time for some VERY late night analysis! http://i.imgur.com/WXU9ToK.png I wrote out all known roots and "vowels". Apparently we have 4 to 5 vowels - a convex arc [X ʾ ], a concave arc [X ʿ ], arc below [X ̯ ] and a dot above [X ̇ ]. Also, 22 roots so far. This COULD, barely, map to a regul...

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