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by Tom17
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

But the wink makes me think you are just fukkin' with me. Yes? Nope, it was just a brain fart. It didn't click to me that you had recurring decimals there. That makes both of my assertions in my post irrelevant :) However, I still consider .50000... to not be equal to .49999... :) ETA: Just read th...
by Tom17
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ah, "..." implied 9's going on forever, not that the number had ended. My apologies, I was late to the discussion and didn't eat my Ketchup first :( I remember somewhere further back in this discussion that someone said infinity (Which is what you are dealing with by having the 9 recurrin...
by Tom17
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

While .5000.... is not equal to .499999..... and therefore has an infinite number of reals between them... Are you sure about that? :? I'm pretty sure it is. Can you describe one of those infinite number of reals that are between them? Yes, they are equal. Proof: let x = .499999... Then 10x = 4.999...
by Tom17
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hypothetically, it would be possible for an irrational number like pi or e to go on forever and yet NEVER have the digit "7" follow the digit "3". Or am I mistaken? Has it been conclusively shown that any and every pattern must exist in pi? I think that's how this started wasn't...
by Tom17
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yes, but some of those different things will be represented identically. So, are they different? Really? Represented differently, but perceived as the same thing. You can bump up the resolution and colour depth too if you like, even with a high resoltion image, it's still finite. I really like that...
by Tom17
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Angelastic wrote:There's a SpikedMath comic

Angelastic wrote:another one relevant to Tom17's post[/url]


Awesome, thanks!

I love all the comments. Yes, it's in the box :)
by Tom17
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thank you! Once again an otter has helped me fix a glitch in my worldview. The idea that an infinite universe would contain various obnoxious scenarios has always really bothered me. The possibility for horrors still exist, of course, but they're not guaranteed by the very definition of the univers...
by Tom17
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

DeepONG and deepONG
Spoiler:
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ETA: Ninja'd!
by Tom17
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

More beanONG
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by Tom17
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Awww holdONG hands.
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ETA: Almost didn't see this one as I thought it hadn't updated!
by Tom17
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: Sandcastles! (Or sculptures. Close enough!)

NetWeasel wrote:
Spoiler:
Castles don't have phones


Oh yeah? Check out the castle in the post above yours ;)

BlitzGirl wrote:For BigDaddy:
Spoiler:
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For SBN:
[/spoiler]
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

ZoomONG out!
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by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

In the UK, instead of "cell phone" people say "mobile". Short for "mobile phone", obvy, but now, it could represent "mobile everything else that it does, too". I like the German one - 'Handy'. I would still use it now, but nobody would know what I mean. I can...
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeah, but those guys (UK) still use "valve" for "diode" and "paraffin" for "gasoline," and don't even get me started on "chips," "pudding," "biscuits," or "trainers." :mrgreen: I guess things have changed since I left B...
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

I got nothONG
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ETA: I bet they just saw the awesome temple on the hill...
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

InterruptONG
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by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

but it does look a bit too ‘wild’ over there. I thought that too. It could be a park though, or a hill with the temple on top... (with more city on the other side of the hill) ETA: Also, those frames do not stitch together so there could have been more buildings in between that we didn't see. I nev...
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

It seems like that would be a poor location for a clothesline; the clothes would be in the shadow of the houses except at high noon. Is electricity distribution higher- or lower-tech than the survey equipment we've seen them use? That brings an interesting point. In the technological development on...
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

More buildONGs
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ETA: They either have clothes to dry, or electricity. Given that those wires are 'notchy', I guess it's a clothesline.
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Spoiler:
WalkONG past the building, not going in.
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ETA: nevermind :)
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Come ONGside.
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by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Flotter wrote:
Tom17 wrote:More talkONG!

That's not the correct image, please replace it with the version with a hash in the file name.

Thanks for that, didn't notice.

Also, previously, right clicking on the xkcd page would get me the hash URL, but this time just the time.jpg. Weird.

I'll keep an eye out in future.
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

The child also put down her molpy and went inside.

"Kids! No molpies in the house, you know the rules!"
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

More talkONG!
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ETA: That has to be a reciprocal greeting, right?

In fact, I should have labelled this 'reciprocal greetONG'. DOH!

ETA2: Fixed image
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

You know what, I think I have finally spent too much (Or do I just mean 'enough') time reading OTT. As I was laying in bed this morning, I was rubbing feet on my molpy thinking 'Nice molpy, you so fluffy molpy. Good molpy'

Am I starting to absorb too much OTT or is this normal behaviour?
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Between frame 2815 and frame 2816 , the right wall of the house on the right side crumbled a little... Is that crumbling or something moving? Looks to me like an obscured curtain blowing in the breeze... Except, we have not yet seen effects of a breeze in OTC... I can't see it. Can one of our talen...
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

ZoomanSP wrote:Between frame 2815 and frame 2816, the right wall of the house on the right side crumbled a little...

Is that crumbling or something moving?

Looks to me like an obscured curtain blowing in the breeze... Except, we have not yet seen effects of a breeze in OTC...
by Tom17
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

The buildings kind of remind me of a scene from Alice in Wonderland where she is tiny. Which made me think that maybe the people are really ants(or other bugs drawn as people) and the sea is rising because someone left the garden hose on (yeah the tap theory again). That would make the boabab trees...
by Tom17
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:Molpy down.
Spoiler:
Image


CAAAKE CAAAKE Oohhh it's a caaake.

Right?

Or is this actually a *real* one? :)
by Tom17
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: Present Present

So I finally got round to doing something I said I'd do well before the raptorcat attack: Portal 2 Present Present (EDIT: Teething problems) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91011134/portal2.jpg If you don't own Portal 2 , it's currently 50% off in the steam summer sale, but a guarantee it will ...
by Tom17
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

And on and on and on, and AristONG.

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by Tom17
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

TL;DR :twisted: Ok, help me out here, did I just get complimented? Or something else? T'was Lovely; Delectable Ramblings! Thanks!!!! I confess, that possibility was pretty far down my list of guesses. Oops, maybe I should have clarified that I was pulling yer leg. It's "Too Long; Didn't Read&q...
by Tom17
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

b2bomberkrh wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
TL;DR :twisted:


Ok, help me out here, did I just get complimented? Or something else?


T'was Lovely; Delectable Ramblings!
by Tom17
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Everyone else gONG ahead.

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by Tom17
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

I had a thought/theory earlier today. As they seem to be explaining what WILL be happening, could they be from the future and know what's coming up? Would also be a possible explanation for them knowing about the rising sea. Ahhh scratch that, if they were from the future, they would have had future...
by Tom17
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

More drawONG
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Am I doing it right?

Maybe Beanie 2 told him to draw the temple?
by Tom17
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Megball is also acceptable and/or more fun to say.


Has anyone used SmegBall yet?

/lister
by Tom17
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeah I considered the telescope to be more of a theodolite to measure the angle to the horizon (sea) which, with data logging in the books up there) would be a good way for them to measure the *actual* sea height, depending upon the accuracy of their equipment...
by Tom17
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good point on the apparent lack of tidal activity. But still, given that Cueball & Megan (Am I right in assuming that the word 'Cuegan' that I have seen is an abbreviation of Cueball & Megan? I don't lurk enough to get all the sayings in here :) ) did not see the tower, it must be very, very...
by Tom17
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48710718

Re: 1190: "Time"

If the Beanies know about the rising sea, that means they either make regular trips down to the sea, or they can sea the see with their sea-o-scope. If it's the former, then they would have spent time near the sea, exploring, and the chances are that they would be known about in Megan & Cueballs...

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