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by SinusPi
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1474: "Screws"
Replies: 96
Views: 39944

Re: 1474: "Screws"

I'm a bit disappointed by the hover message this time. I was absolutely certain I'd find it being about the difference between a "cursed" head and a "hex" head. After all, decursing a Phillips head gets you a normal Phillips head you can unscrew, while casting "remove hex&qu...
by SinusPi
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

I cannot help but wonder. Our heroes descended quite a way down the mountains. They reached their Forty at the (rising) sea level. They got on rafts. Then there's ONE frame of darkness, and they're getting off onto land, happy to explore? Surely that didn't just skip the several days required for th...
by SinusPi
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Word cloud for Beanish!

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by SinusPi
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Why are we assuming that Cugan is speaking English? No we're not, not as a whole, anyway. A pretty common notion, at one point, was to assume they speak "Unglish" (hence USB - Unglish, Squarish, Beanish - when we thought Hairypatta brundlefly still spoke proper Unglish, that is. brundlefl...
by SinusPi
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wait wait. Creeped out? Could they have simply not believed a word of what Hypatia said...? And they ran out simply to get the hell away from these mad people..?
by SinusPi
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Megball, Megball, you were RUNNING to the tower, and now you're taking the time to NAP? Does that make any sense..?
by SinusPi
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: they're going to light a fire to signal their mates. With Morse code.
by SinusPi
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

HurryONG.

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by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

According to the Bible, God didn't give man the animals to eat until after the flood. The Ark was supplied with enough plant food matter to feed all the animals as well as all the people. I don't believe the Bible addresses what the carnivores among the animals were eating. ... Nor how much dung th...
by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

And what the chirp is this about: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38154 As far as I can tell, it's a simple effect of applying a glow to the stained glass panels. The "eyes" seem the only places where the black lines are distant and thin enough to allow for the g...
by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Qalyar wrote:Clearly, they are trying to avoid the Despair Event Horizon with their efforts to Screw Destiny.

She could have feigned accepting their fate, but gone solo anyway... ;P
by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

"RUN." !!!
by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

a_s_h_e_n wrote:new alt-text?!?!?

Indeed. ...
by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

In case of G.R.R.Martin: For good measure, kill of some off the heroes, too. Edit: I remember Matt Ruff doing this, too - I actually liked Ed. There may be a trope. Anyone care for some research? ;-) Before TVTropes were all the jazz, there was a thing, verb, "to Gundam". In Tropes, it's ...
by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

DenyONG.
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by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

DisbelievONG.
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by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Transliteration updated with map squiggles.

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by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Reading the map. Cuegan Sea: 3W,J 34'6 (34'6 was said in G2728 and G2866 ) New Ionian Sea: 3W,J #J'b Tiny labels by north shore: 34cGX (pointed to in picnic scene), rest unintelligible. If map says sea is 3W,J - twice! - then what's our 342bJ..? Hum. (also, mind if we standard having the diacritic m...
by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Actually, I find it anti-climactic. WE DID figure out it was the Mediterranean area. Why the blatant exposition? It would make for a better story if they had no bloody idea how the area looked way in the past.
by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

The map sea labels, in my notation, are actually 3W,J 34'6. Neither is the expected 342bJ!

Also, someone please put that gorgeous map overlay up on Wikia... :D
by SinusPi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does Standard Sinus Notation make a difference between right-high-curve and high dot? Not yet, but I'm just about set on making the "hugging" right-high-curve an apostrophe ', the "horned" right-high-curve a backtick `, a high dot an asterisk *, and a low arc a comma ,. I have y...
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

CarryONG...
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by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

UpdatONG again!
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by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm already shocked at how far this has gone, given that prior to this, Randall only had to do three strips a week, and now, he's producing over 170 frames a week. Before he had to come up with a witty new strip thrice a week, now he additionally procures a few simple narration frames, too. I'd say...
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

YOUR SEA DOES NOT STAND ALONE!
THERE IS ANOTHER SEA NEXT TO IT
BEYOND THE ##S##RE.
IT HAS BECAME BOUND TO YOURS
BUT ######## LEVELS DIFFER
AND THUS RIVER FLOWS
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

ExplainONG...

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by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

ttscp wrote:
SinusPi wrote:3Oh, I hit 100 one post ago. Go me!
Congratulations! Have some cake:
Spoiler:
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Squeee! A Pi for this humble sine! I'm positively phase-translated.
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

devrelm wrote:Why is "You do not know" not a question?

Doesn't need to be. "Oh, so you don't know. What a pity."

Oh, the right of Papal Decree is upon me. Conver#e in-on-with Rosettish tongue-lang##ge! :P

3Oh, I hit 100 one post ago. Go me!
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

PRELIMINARY.
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Vertical word on second line. ELIMINATE? O_o
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

"You do not know.
I &$&*%#^*%^&SSE."
...
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Still conversONG!
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by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is there someone maintaining the Beanish Concordance, with the various utterances extracted? It's a bit time-consuming to have to go flipping through frames to find them. Don't tempt me... :D A few suspicions: ... I find these quite along my own findings - great to see someone come up with the same...
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

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...
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

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 regula...
by SinusPi
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

edo wrote:I think I've been staring at this too long.
To me, the "ᑲᒥ" in "ᑭᒋᑲᒥᐤ" is starting to look like the "bJ" in "42bJ". Is it just me?

What in the Nine Hells is ᑭᒋᑲᒥᐤ..?
by SinusPi
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

My attempt at transliterating the newpix [SinusPi can (dis)approve]: (Bighair) U' AbM W2 2b7U (BeanieX) dG Sorry ;P Your "M" is two characters, "W" and "N". And, you wrote a "b" instead of an "A". The rest is good, plus diacritics/vowels. ;) http://...
by SinusPi
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

As for the BIG WORDS, it might even go as far as convey her attempt to overlay onto English some language features not present in it - specific tone of voice for an apology or request, honorific forms, etc.
by SinusPi
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

CommunicatONG... and failONG.
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by SinusPi
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50378649

Re: 1190: "Time"

All right, the overlapping words are creeping me out. Is there more going on here than mispronounced or halting speech? She either says the words "TO THIS FORTRESS" or not; if she says it, why not include those words in line, and if she doesn't, why is it appearing on the frame as if we'r...

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