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by trolleypup
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Greetings from sunny smoggy no-cal...We arrived in Oakland (which for those not in the know is just north of the famous San Francisco) under a smoggy cloud - what's up with that? Is there a thermal inversion right now? It's also got highs in the 60s and 70s while we're here, which is simultaneously...
by trolleypup
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Fried flatbread. Heh. The google search's 2nd entry is the sister restaurant of the place I go to (they are 2 blocks further away). The crepe place (sweet, savory, ice cream) is another block further away. If we end up having a romp raft in SF, come one down and we can descend on B-Star for platha ...
by trolleypup
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

Welcome back, Trolleypup! There's some consolation ice cream around here someplace... I've had my consolation...I'm a half block from a place that makes good mojitos and nutella stuffed platha with icecream and bananas...and I've been browsing the offerings here! *nomnom* Google is failing me. Is p...
by trolleypup
Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

lmjb1964 wrote:Welcome back, Trolleypup! There's some consolation ice cream around here someplace...

I've had my consolation...I'm a half block from a place that makes good mojitos and nutella stuffed platha with icecream and bananas...and I've been browsing the offerings here! *nomnom*
by trolleypup
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: Further Map Investigation

I tried looking at the map in 2906 to as well as 2907 to see if there was any dithering - there wasn't :cry: However it did allow a closer invesigation of the areas covered with the dashed coastline, so here is version 3: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38729 Someone has a...
by trolleypup
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

*sigh* Back from a week in the wilderness clearing a giant blowdown with traditional tools (and of course, no cell service)...and as I somehow expected (from the pace of the comic), That Thing had happened, although rather sooner than I had thought. Happy to see the community is still holding togeth...
by trolleypup
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

As the water flows, it widens the breach. The berm is giving way. The sea w(ill) rush through in a g(reat torren)t. The planet's mightiest river will once again come thundering down the mountainside. The sea will fill not in years but in days. But that's in days after the berm "gives way"...
by trolleypup
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

Time for some VERY late night analysis! 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 regular alphabet, with its 5 vowels ...
by trolleypup
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: Mayo Clinic

AluisioASG wrote:I have been thinking about Farrah's hair:

My hair is a bit longer, but doesn't hang like that even when badly tangled. I'm guessing dreadlocks? Embiggening shows relatively few thick strands.
by trolleypup
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think there IS an island, or at least more land, which is the squiggle in the very lowest right. I don't see any sign of coastline, or island shape around the spot that has been pinpointed by the survey lines, though. It seems to be something small, that's fixed in the water. Blindposting from 20...
by trolleypup
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

Eeep!

*'Pupwolpy shakes head*

*sniffs at abrupt frames*

*sits up, one ear cocked*1
by trolleypup
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wildhound wrote:D'oh! I actually thought of this just after I published. Phones never re-orient the homescreen, but those blasted tablets do. It's a simple fix which I shall do tomorrow, for now I must coma.

Some phones do. My Droid4 does when the keyboard is open.
by trolleypup
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

Only, as anyone who has enjoyed long a Wagner opera knows, and with the knowledge that Der Ring des Nibelungen is comprised of four(4) Wagner operas, you have to... Wait For It! We'll be waiting for you to ottify Der Ring des Nibelungen, then? Errr, yes, you can certainly wait for it. I would not h...
by trolleypup
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

BraceONG! ahh ninja'd ETA: Aieee! I'm Pope! Wait...as an atheist, I'm required to be Master Of The Universe instead...since I'm not about to renounce Love, I'll have to give the gold back to the Rheinmaidens, so no decrees this newpix. ETA2: oopsie, false gold. Fool! Where do you think the gold for...
by trolleypup
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

BraceONG!

ahh ninja'd

ETA: Aieee! I'm Pope! Wait...as an atheist, I'm required to be Master Of The Universe instead...since I'm not about to renounce Love, I'll have to give the gold back to the Rheinmaidens, so no decrees this newpix. ETA2: oopsie, false gold.
by trolleypup
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

yappobiscuits wrote:Molpy used ROLLOUT!
Molpy's attack missed!

Nah, Cuegan rolled a natural 20 to save. Nat that they needed it against Molpy's dexterity of 6.
by trolleypup
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

If you think that's bad, just wait until some OtherPersonInThe OTC explains to them how the giant canyons in the Western USA were pretty much carved in a couple days after a humungous ice-dam broke and spilled a great-lake-sized volume of water all at once. None of this "little river wears a s...
by trolleypup
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

Beesnake (Apocrita Elongatius 1 || Apocrypha Elongatius 2 || Lineavolucris Apiserpens 3 ) The major point of feedback I'd like is with the Latin name. I don't know Latin, help is appreciated. Next, general feedback, suggestions. The TBD's actually have content, but I'm attempting to spark interest ...
by trolleypup
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

If those are remnants of logging...either someone is making some really REALLY bad cuts or they are old enough to have partly decayed. Which is not to say that logging like that doesn't go on...I remember walking through such an area with a trailcrew and wondering if we would find remains under a un...
by trolleypup
Sun May 26, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

...if you have lots of grain, stored in sealed containers (to keep vermin out) and one of them ends up under a leak inside a dwelling...you might very well toss out this fizzy weird smelling muck. But if you have one container...you are probably going to hold your nose and drink it (and then eat th...
by trolleypup
Sun May 26, 2013 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

I cheated and looked at the book of aubronwood instead of waiting to get there in the thread, and when I saw the vine-covered fence I immediately recognized them as grapevines (which are indeed trellised that way), so it was really interesting to read the thread as the mystery was revealed more slo...
by trolleypup
Sat May 25, 2013 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

I find double posts to be slightly annoying I just can't see this point of view at all. How does it work? Are you annoyed at the people who could have broken the double by interjecting but didn't or are you annoyed that someone had two things to say without waiting for a reaction to the first? Or d...
by trolleypup
Sun May 19, 2013 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

Was it the paragraph used in the speech accent archive? Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kid...
by trolleypup
Thu May 16, 2013 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

WalkONG away...
Image

I guess it was really broken.
by trolleypup
Thu May 16, 2013 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

. . . Afterwork blitzing...this is irresistible... Real world stream gradients: the lower MIssissippi is about 6 inches/mile (0.1m/km) 0.01%, the Colorado in the Grand Canyon is about 10 feet/mile (2m/km) 0.2% [relatively steep for a major river]. For a steeper examples, I'll turn to Yosemite Valle...
by trolleypup
Thu May 16, 2013 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

(do American people also measure steepiness in %? or is there a "miles a 10lb circular stone would roll during 0.78 minutes" unit?) Nope, it's %. Rise / run. I know "we" (I for one welcome our metric system overlords) screw up some units pretty bad, but that one's pretty hard to...
by trolleypup
Sat May 11, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

In this particular frame they go up by 4q, which makes a total of <20q since the sea, so not a lot actually. But indeed this part is a steep slope : 27% (do American people also measure steepiness in %? or is there a "miles a 10lb circular stone would roll during 0.78 minutes" unit?) Prob...
by trolleypup
Thu May 09, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

I missed a Chem exam to go see it, but it was okay as my prof. did too. (Only he flew to Winnipeg, so he actually saw it.) Where I lived/went to school we had sunshine, and a partial eclipse. so most classes went on normally, probably with most people not even noticing it. During a recent annular e...
by trolleypup
Fri May 03, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
Cueball wrote:It's strange.
Rivers flow to meet the sea.
Maybe the sea couldn't wait.

Huh?

Tidal bore?

Or maybe the river is running backwards?
by trolleypup
Wed May 01, 2013 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

"The first part of not ending" - Something tells me there will be other devious attempts to make us think Time is ending in the future. We will be prepared. The problem is when it actually ends: One hour passes, no newpix. "Whoa, that's weird. Must be another slow down." Two hou...
by trolleypup
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ooooh Ooooh! Perfect time for me to ask for a hat 1 ! Once the phqmm is full, I would like to be added to the pphqmmqm 2 1 Does not actually need a hat, as my current avatar is almost entirely unhattable. 2 pre-pre-queue-mob-mob-queue-mob After thinking about it, I realized that I am both hatted an...
by trolleypup
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48948138

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think a determining issue is a) whether the rightmost flag standing falls before the whiteout b) if it does, whether anyone returns in an attempt to retrieve it. imho, if noone shows up to save the flag, then Time as we know it is really over. Time exists! Whether the flags fall or everything fad...

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