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by Nilpferdschaf
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:37 am UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

EDIT: But I need a more favorable Gamma and a glance at the charts to be certain... Better? http://echochamber.me/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38376 This might be a bit far fetched, but the darker part at the bottom cloud be the continental slope in the distance. There are no stars in that re...
by Nilpferdschaf
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

But what are they calling fresh here? Is salty fresher than their previous sea but not as fresh as a river? :shock: That's the conclusion I would come to. Really?! I know we all love our prior conclusions (there's a name for that, right?), but I think that since they're used to river water as "...
by Nilpferdschaf
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

higgs-boson wrote:GOOD THINKONG OR GOOD SINKONG?
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Must be the change in salinity, he feels heavier than usual. What's Megan looking at? It looks like she spotted something in the water.
by Nilpferdschaf
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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This will probably not end well. It's a classic "it seemed like a good idea at the time" scenario. Agreed. I have a very bad feeling about this. I have to wonder if they will attempt to use ropes to aid the crossing. And will the ropes be strong enough. Although, with a rapidly "risi...
by Nilpferdschaf
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I tried stitching the last few scenes together to see how much the water has risen, but he must have skipped a few scenes. Assuming the scenes are right next to each other without slopes in between, the water is now actually lower than it was when they crossed the little stream by more than a cue. T...
by Nilpferdschaf
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

higgs-boson wrote:THIS IS NOT THE RIVER OF BABYLONG ... AND IT COMES.
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The last few frames they were running on really flat terrain, they're going to get their feet wet pretty soon.
by Nilpferdschaf
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

http://i.imgur.com/nrnC3Vs.png I tried to predict what Megan's seeing. Green is the sea rising 3 Pixels, Yellow 6 pixels, and red 9 pixels. This might be a bit useless since the next newpic is due in 30 minutes, but I need to kill some time or I will go crazy waiting. 3 Pixel= 0.075 Cue. As for the...
by Nilpferdschaf
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA Papal decree: discuss alternate evac points for Cuegan and the 40. I think the 40 have already been killed. Remember a while back, just before Cuegan encountered the Beanies? They were speculating about their sand castle and what happened to it. Then Randall flashed back and SHOWED us the place...
by Nilpferdschaf
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA Papal decree: discuss alternate evac points for Cuegan and the 40. I think the 40 have already been killed. Remember a while back, just before Cuegan encountered the Beanies? They were speculating about their sand castle and what happened to it. Then Randall flashed back and SHOWED us the place...
by Nilpferdschaf
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53396825

Re: 1190: "Time"

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Eutychus wrote:Last persONG

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And molpy up.

And, this is getting sinister.


They can't be far from home now. How far do you think his parents would let him go away on his own. A few km maybe?
by Nilpferdschaf
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Valarya wrote:Ooh, wow.. they're already at the dunes?! I wonder how much inside-Time has passed for them...


I don't think those are the same dunes, they just aren't close to a river anymore, due to their shortcut
by Nilpferdschaf
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

They must be getting close to the snake cliff now. They had to walk around the snake before, so maybe they're heading directly to that point now, therefore covering new ground. The baobabs must be visible from the point where they almost saw the sea last time, maybe they're heading directly towards ...
by Nilpferdschaf
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe they will find a shortcut! :D Speculation: Trans-mediterranean high-speed rail? Someone calculated earlier that if they don't follow the river and walk back in a straight line they can save 33% of traveling time. They could also safe time by going to Mallorca instead of France which is anothe...
by Nilpferdschaf
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

You'd think they'd at least run to the tower and look back the way they came from to see if the water had risen visibly since they came through last time, and to see if any beanies were following them or just visible going about their business. I'm still thinking there must be some kind of long dis...
by Nilpferdschaf
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Eliram wrote:RestockONG
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Any ideas what the purpose of that structure might have been? It looks man made, but has such an odd shape... maybe a dijk?
by Nilpferdschaf
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

AIN'T THAT JUST THE WAY THAT LIFE GOES DONG? http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/fcbf09b69c8d8dfdc971579554fe32474b9069dff2a46f8c806fc081dce8a320.png We're now where we were at np2951 http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/?frame=2951&framediff=2755 The next frame is going to be interesting, maybe...
by Nilpferdschaf
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Château d'If is/was 30 km^2 big, so their little village is probably safe for now. 30 km 2 is an error on wikipedia, propagating an error from an unsourced Lonely Planet guidebook page. If you look at actual satellite photos of the place, and use GIMP histogram to count pixels and compare scales, C...
by Nilpferdschaf
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I espect them to be met with an incoming rush of molpies. All the molpy-fowl, rabtors, beesnakes, raptor-molpies, chirpies, pokeymolpies, molpysnakes, meowlpies and mousemoplies they've met on their hike will try to flee the flood. Of course most of them will be much too slow :( . As will be the ma...
by Nilpferdschaf
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

RunnONG down. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/33a46cbec4ef0bc77cf053e116c7cccd6571fcf0f6495533769a3f462bec7be8.png That little drop there might be where the water level was before the Med dried out, where the sea washed more material away while it was slowly retrieving than it could deposit. Châte...
by Nilpferdschaf
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

charlie_grumbles wrote:BTW, what DID Noah eat during the forty days and forty nights? He had plenty of possibilities, but likely they were ruled out by his instructions.


Don't you think unicorns look reeeally tasty?
by Nilpferdschaf
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Their only real hope, without knowing the full extent of the sea level rise, is that the terrain between them and the eventual shoreline has no local peaks, it's always uphill the whole way. And that would seem to be unlikely if they are living below a group of small hills. However, if they follow ...
by Nilpferdschaf
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I guess this means we've been waiting for an explanation what all of this is about. Now, either time ends, or all of this was just the beginning.

If he starts using 2-hour newpix now, I'm going to go crazy. Now would be the most effective time to switch.
by Nilpferdschaf
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I realize that in the previous frames Cueball said the "thing" looked like it held "something", so there probably wasn't a telescope in the tower, only a place to set a telescope. So, they couldn't see very far, but wouldn't they have been able to see far enough to realize the s...
by Nilpferdschaf
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

One significant unresolved mystery: why were Cugan so afraid of the Riversmall? They can swim in the Seabig, and they drank from the river so it isn't toxic. Cueball asks something like "I woder whether it would even be possible to swim" in the river - a very strange thing to say. Are Meg...
by Nilpferdschaf
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The journey to your land is much too long [I will] not send [rescuers?] only to see them encircled and drowned by the rising(rushing) tide(water) But why can't they send rescuers with a boat? Why would they have boats? I don't think they knew about the catastrophe for a huge amount of time and they...
by Nilpferdschaf
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I feel that despite this momentary darkness in the OTC, the 40 will have seen the rising sea in time to embark on a journey away from the sea and we shall sea La Petite again. I mean, we saw the sea rising while Cueball and Megan were building the sandcastle. It wasn't rising with such speed that t...
by Nilpferdschaf
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Btw, if the mediterranean has dried out, then can we conclude that semencancercaffeinatedbaconbabiesonice/sand is actually... salt? has the hypothesis already been up during the first ages? Can someone build large structures in salt? It's probably very sandy salt and old plastik with a lot of dead ...
by Nilpferdschaf
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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WE ARE (TEACHERS)(LEARNERS)(SCIENTSTS) THIS FORTRESS SWARMS WITH (TEACHERS)(LEARNERS)(SCIENTISTS) AND I AM THEIR LEADER (RULER) I guess that means the words for teacher, student and scientist are the same in Beanish? Interesting, it says a lot about their culture if they don't make a distinction bet...
by Nilpferdschaf
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So, the questions are now being answered. End of Time soon? I have been theorizing for a while that he might be using a three act narrative structure (You'll need to look it up on wikipedia yourself since I am not allowed to link yet) There is a neat diagram on wikipedia showing the typical functio...

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