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by Red Hal
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2663606

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

It's a sign of the times.
by Red Hal
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.
Replies: 87
Views: 14461

Re: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.

To take some random cute picture of a Chinese kid wearing watermelon rind like clothing and subvert it to talk about issues in China? That's racist. The kid is not a child laborer, and the picture was clearly a "my cute kid" picture and had nothing to do with Foxconn. The ONLY reason this...
by Red Hal
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.
Replies: 87
Views: 14461

Re: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.

oxoiron wrote:Am I the only person who immediately saw the tweet as an indictment of child labor systematically employed by electronics manufacturers?
No. That was my first interpretation. Actually even after I checked my privilege that was still my interpretation hence me asking here what I'd missed.
by Red Hal
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.
Replies: 87
Views: 14461

Re: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.

Historical Context: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57533056-92/foxconn-admits-to-child-labor-law-breach-with-underage-intern-hires/ http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/apples-reputation-hit-poor-iphone-sales-child-labo/1736845/ It's in that context; a jibe at the iPhone5 manufacturer's (Foxc...
by Red Hal
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2663606

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

CorruptUser wrote:That was indeed something completely different.
pagetop_score: import Monty as out_of_ten
by Red Hal
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.
Replies: 87
Views: 14461

Lord Sugar accused of racist tweet.

So here's a thing. Industrialist Alan Sugar sends a tweet showing a picture of a (supposedly) Chinese child crying along with the words " The kid in the middle is upset because he was told off for leaving the production line of the iPhone 5." A shop owner in Liverpool takes offence and com...
by Red Hal
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1274: Open Letter
Replies: 162
Views: 40464

Re: 1274: Open Letter

What about the Lumber Cartel?
by Red Hal
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1273: "Tall Infographics"
Replies: 55
Views: 16641

Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Some great examples here: http://www.worstinfographic.com/

My personal favourite (and it's tall) is this one: http://www.worstinfographic.com/botox-and-you/
by Red Hal
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1272: "Shadowfacts"
Replies: 101
Views: 23637

Re: 1272: "Shadowfacts"

Shadowfax - in the movie of his story - was played by "Blanco".
by Red Hal
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am now rebuilding while never having more than two NPBs; the Judgement Dip scares me! Song OTTification. Somewhere beyond the sea Somewhere waitin' for me My castle stands on golden sand And watches the ships that go sailin' Somewhere beyond the sea Flags there flutterin' for me If I could swim li...
by Red Hal
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

... wait for it. :)
by Red Hal
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have 66 castles, it may take a while. I suppose I'll just have to ...
by Red Hal
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Newpix 7, Judgement dip level 3, only one Newpixbot. The game is now essentially unplayable, as any castles are destroyed. Oh well. Sell the bot and do it by hand. P.S. (edit) I don't know why Judgement Dip comes in so soon after a Molpy Down. This is my third attempt at it. Still enjoying the game ...
by Red Hal
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Spoilered for OTG discussion
Spoiler:
So having made 800M Castles I decided to Molpy Down. Judgement Dip at NP5 ... Really? Boo. The countdown said something like 297000 NP but they still came. Oh well. Molpy down again and see what happens.
by Red Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Definitely threw me when I reloaded!
by Red Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Zealous!
by Red Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

I quite like the puns.
by Red Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: Methinks it is like a weasmolp

Are there any benefits to Molpying Down? Yes. Time Travel is unlocked as are various related badges and boosts. One is Flux Turbine whichgiv esextra cast les whenever castles are built, based on how many castles have been wiped by molpy down. If you've made over a billion it's probably wort...
by Red Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

@Amanita: Hats are still available, contact the current OTT Haberdasher ChronosDragon via private message. :wink: @ED Sigh, I'm still on 16.4MSand/mNP and already at newpix 491. Despite my best efforts I don't think I'll ever* reach the dizzy heights you front-runners are at. If it makes you feel a...
by Red Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quite possibly, Amanita! There are a couple of repeats above but that seems like a steakish decree.
by Red Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Are there any benefits to Molpying Down?
by Red Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Welcome, Amanita, to the OTT (One True Thread). You probably won't see this in time since you are blitzing, but as Page Pope you get to make a decree for the page. Thought you should know. @ED Sigh, I'm still on 16.4MSand/mNP and already at newpix 491. Despite my best efforts I don't think I'll ever...
by Red Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Eternal Density wrote:The Hill People are sentient kittens. You know it is so.
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by Red Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Did I make it to 1500?
by Red Hal
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 33524

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

So according to God lobster and bacon are bad, grasshoppers are alright. I think I will try a tastier religion... Like Christianity! 9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. 10 And he became hungry and wanted...
by Red Hal
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Spoilered for OTTOTOTG-related.
Spoiler:
Argh. Try as I might I cannot fathom how one time travels in the OTG. I also - despite producing 10MSand/mNP and having32 NPBs and 18 rivers - have no idea how one gets the Irregular Rivers or the Fractal Castles. I would love to see both.
by Red Hal
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: Molpy Shower

Advice for Red Hal: Factory Automation Helps in Judgement Dip You may ask me why. It's cos the new boosts are in The Red Department So, automation. The key to survival, yes? I shall acquire it. Bots toil overnight They destroy what I have built. But morning brings hope. I'll coma shortly Dreams of ...
by Red Hal
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 33524

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

That Shrimp Tree of Knowledge would have been a sight to behold.
by Red Hal
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time" to stop dragging the topic toward OTG.

I appear to be using this thread as a OTG blog. My apologies. Please feel free to ignore these ramblings which, henceforth, will be spoilered where they are off-topic to the main conversation. If my calculations are correct (1 castle destroyed per Judgement Dip level per newpixbot per milliNewPi...
by Red Hal
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 33524

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

Yeah but that's just, like, your opinion.
by Red Hal
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

My NPBs build 6144 castles each, but destroy one per mNP. The way I see it, that's a net positive of 5144 per ONG. I'm going to assume that it gets worse each NP, so I'll have to dump them in four ONGs. Don't sell, invest in things that get you sand (other than bags) and other castle supplies so yo...
by Red Hal
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

My NPBs build 6144 castles each, but destroy one per mNP. The way I see it, that's a net positive of 5144 per ONG. I'm going to assume that it gets worse each NP, so I'll have to dump them in four ONGs.
by Red Hal
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks all.

I currently have:

Code: Select all

Tool         #    Dst     Bld
Newpixbot    30     0    6144
Trebuchet    20     1      40
Scaffold     16     0      88
Wave         16     0     520
River        16   297   16784
by Red Hal
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

So ... I should sell newpixbots?
by Red Hal
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have absolutely no idea what the judgement dip is. It varies between 3 and 5 NP, and nothing I do seems to affect it. Oh wait, buying things seems to increment it.
by Red Hal
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 33524

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

Angua wrote:I'm from the universe where lightning was always spelt lightening.
Really? The evidence is mounting in favour of the porous multiverse theory.
by Red Hal
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 33524

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

In the universe I came from, rhythmn was spelled with an 'n' on the end. I thought of those discussions when I saw this comic, Hal. Was it you, or possibly ST, who thinks they've come from a universe where Gene Wilder died many years ago? That was Belial. I was the one who also learned how to spell...
by Red Hal
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1268: "Alternate Universe"
Replies: 200
Views: 33524

Re: 1268: "Alternate Universe"

In the universe I came from, rhythmn was spelled with an 'n' on the end.
by Red Hal
Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Poor Hal that is Red.
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by Red Hal
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51523321

Re: 1190: "Time"

NOOOOOOOOOO! Misclicked double or nothing and lost 143,000 castles ...

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