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by GerardE
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

"Hey" is probably short for "Hello Edible You", towards one of the birds that just landed.
by GerardE
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:The first and last symbols are mirrors of one another, except for that degree-looking dot.

Well spotted. I vote for this indicating that the characters inside are meant as a question.
by GerardE
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I do not see any ropes, or even drill rods. It looks pretty much abandoned. Maybe someone tried to get some water up here? Looked that way to me too, and I can't see any signs of earth disturbance under or around the structure. We don't know that this is the top of the mountain, so we'll just have ...
by GerardE
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This structure reminds me to watch the film Zorba's Dance once more. :) I wonder whether this is the top or the bottom of the line. Since our view is expanding top right, my prediction is that this is bottom or intermediate (with the shack of NP 2320 as the bottom end). Time will tell. Edit: anyone ...
by GerardE
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Bag Time

I wonder while the stars are twinkling what Cueball is fetching from their bag. Extra blanket? Is it cooling down?
by GerardE
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha , don't worry.. you aren't being ignored. I, too, highly suspect the data that only 1 person is able to produce so far. I need repeat findings. http://www.skype-emoticons.com/images/emoticon-00144-nod.gif Keiryn , you fucking rock for doing what you're doing though, so please don't take that ...
by GerardE
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Just to revisit the discussion on east and west: isn't China north from the USA?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/PolarRoute.png
This sets my personal record in Time for posting while I should be making dinner.
by GerardE
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Colony of prickly insects thirsty for sticky blood?

Edit: my apologies for ignoring the pope of this page: struikgewasruiser is now added to Dutch (might ring some bells with the 'elderly')
by GerardE
Wed May 22, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

DrSamCarter wrote:
Exodies wrote:What's the volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z?


πz2a

Just in case the question was serious and urgent I didn't want you to have to
Spoiler:
Wait for it

Delurking and giving up my up to a while ago perfect number of posts:
pi.z.z.a !!
by GerardE
Wed May 15, 2013 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Night will fall, to call out the creeping creatures in the terrain.

Pity we won't see them because the sky will have faded to black :?:
by GerardE
Sun May 12, 2013 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29430426

Re: 1190: "Time"

Montov wrote:If it is a vulture, they are close to death.

I have my hopes on the wing shape that it is a seagull or somebird related to that. See?? Sea!! No doesn't make sense.
by GerardE
Sat May 11, 2013 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29430426

Re: 1190: "Time"

Or good old "auto refresh" set on 5 minutes? Maybe even on a long forgotten browser via a remote desktop? Or do you always see your own name, like I always see mine? :wink: Oh, I didn't know about those - could be an auto-refresh set to refresh every minute. Funny about the own name thing...
by GerardE
Sat May 11, 2013 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

But my main pondering involves lurkers who're signed in. Are they people who are working up the courage to say something? Are they bots? Are they bread crumbs left for us as a clue? Or are they an order of monks, blitzing in silence, but wanting us to feel their solidarity with us? If you're logged...
by GerardE
Fri May 10, 2013 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Let us hope that the rope will be strong enough if they need to start climbing in a few newpics.
by GerardE
Wed May 08, 2013 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Sorry for the outside reference, but while reading a newspaper I found something to share with you here in the OTT that need some more certainty about the future of a world, but just don't care so much about the timing: http://smp.uq.edu.au/content/pitch-drop-experiment.
by GerardE
Mon May 06, 2013 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

KarMann wrote:<snip>

Food for thought, indeed.


Or thoughts for food?
by GerardE
Thu May 02, 2013 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Everyone agrees that the bottle disappeared away from us? Meaning we were viewing from land to sea during the hike?
All under the assumption that the river currently flows towards the sea. :arrow:
by GerardE
Thu May 02, 2013 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Eternal Density wrote:They *ought* to have their towels with them.

No matter if they are travelling through space or through Time. How many roads must a man walk down (mice)?
by GerardE
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

treadman wrote:Have any loopists postulated lately that our intrepid builders, now hikers, are going to reach the edge of another sea, where they will sit for a while before building a castle together?

Yes! One just did.
by GerardE
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And a philosophical question: if nothing changes, does time pass? (Universally, I mean.) /Lasse For people with some extra time on their hands: [cite] What if one day things everywhere ground to a halt? What if birds froze in mid-flight, people froze in mid-sentence, and planets and subatomic parti...
by GerardE
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29430426

Re: 1190: "Time"

I wonder if the toolbox they left contains a self inflating life-raft, saving the topmost castle while drifting into the white sunset.
by GerardE
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Is wire one syllable ? Can be one or two; it depends on your accent. (Sometimes a triphthong) May I address, and possibly settle, this issue? It's been a pet peeve of mine ever since second grade (plus or minus, I don't recall exactly) when the teacher was introducing us to the concept of syllables...
by GerardE
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

StratPlayer wrote:utters a high "coo..."

:D
by GerardE
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

From now on there seem to be three courses of action: ⋅ The waterlevel rises slowly and swallows the castle. ⋅ The castle and the whole construction will slowly give in to entropy and crumble down. ⋅ M and C, or another character will appear and do something. I know, n...
by GerardE
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29430426

Re: 1190: "Time"

Will they be three, with LaPetite holding Cueball's hand?
by GerardE
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29430426

Re: 1190: "Time"

FONG: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/0e1d87336519d3aa314f3caa5a2188cc4301c197230ea3ab2aacd87e26c6b3d4.png The new dike is a bit steeper now. I wonder if she'll shape it. Another tower for the flag? Just as long as she doesnt spent ages on detailing like on the last one :) though that was very bea...
by GerardE
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

histrion wrote:
Asthanius wrote:Does this mean I'm part of the Norse Pantheon?


A Norse is a Norse, of cour- *smack* HEY, THAT HURT!

Mr. Ed? That was on almost circular b/w tv!
by GerardE
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The word 'pope' is related is from the Greek 'papas' (originally meaning 'father'. See also 'papa'). So a female pope should be a mope. Or rather, a mome. I'm guessing the Greek for mother is something like "mammas" and not "mapas", so it'd be mome rather than mope, though you g...
by GerardE
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/affece6845ebb1b85ff200a87ee054906209200093b8b6900242da1a562f4158.png With all due respect to the in-depth (but heretic) discussions about apostrophs, Knights, and linguistic inside jokes - may we have a look at Megan's progress here? 3-4 newpix ago, she built a dike...
by GerardE
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29430426

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is this it's I going up?
by GerardE
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

We know of at least two issues - let's say: problems - they may have to deal with: ⋅ The river. No one supposed Arwen Undómiel playing a part in it (and with regret I do not expect the Evenstar doing so, too *sniff*), but the water level rises. ⋅ Structural limits not allowing t...
by GerardE
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Eoink wrote:
Flotter wrote:Does that mean the end of Time is near?


And suddenly I have "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" as an ear worm. "And now I'm waiting for the End of Time...".

Same here, before reading your statement. Don't mind at all.
by GerardE
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Will a slight bending of the elbows in 50 minutes time show us the next step in the recursion? We could be in for some more stability, glad that Megan will come to the rescue.
by GerardE
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29430426

Re: 1190: "Time"

While we are waiting: Dutch: wachten German: warten French: attendre any more languages here? Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope". technically, that's the infinitive form (to wait), to get the present participle (waiting) you'd change it to esperando </grammarn...
by GerardE
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?
by GerardE
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29430426

Re: 1190: "Time"

Will he now build us a majestic river on a microscopic scale?
by GerardE
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

bigcrag92 wrote:TREBUCHET :D :D :D

OK, probably not allowed on the golf course, though possibly useful there as well :D
by GerardE
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

jimbobmacdoodle wrote:
GerardE wrote:Does M. play golf?

If she does, she be in the middle of falling over...

Snapshot of a Stickfigure with a driver, makes sense to me.
by GerardE
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29430426

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

Does M. play golf?
by GerardE
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29430426

Re: 1190: "Time"

Dit be licht razend. Google Translate maakt de overstap naar nederlandse gemakkelijker wel. Alle lof voor de Time obers! :D Love Google translate and their competitors. I wouldnever have associated waiters as we use it here with the waiters in a restaurant. The Dutch word "ober" has only ...

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