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by Someguy945
Thu May 02, 2013 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

PLAINSONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/54ee175a801e7e305630f73194efba54909323cb530b786f502e675ee02ad5c9.png I think the OTC just jumped the shark. There is no way Cueball would do something this stupid. There is no way Megan would let Cueball do something this stupid. My suspension of disbelief...
by Someguy945
Wed May 01, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

Actually, a bunch of really good questions. ⋅ What is a Steam Bottle? ⋅ Why would they need to use it? ⋅ Why does Cueball say "Ugh" about using it? ⋅ And TODAY!!! Has this all been just one day? We have no concept of how long this has been in their ...
by Someguy945
Wed May 01, 2013 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

When Cueball stops to look at us, it makes sense to think that he is looking at the sea.
by Someguy945
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

SBN wrote:Is it a different black now than it was before the fading?


Yes.

Before the fading, the black was #000000

In this new post-fading era, the black is now #000000

At first those may appear to be the same, but look closely: the zeroes have been rearranged into a different order!
by Someguy945
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

A thought, sorry if it has been posted already. http://xkcd.com/1205/ Updating the "Time" comic probably involved (or still involves) all kinds of repetitive manual tasks for Randall, so he created this chart to help him figure out what he should automate. If this guess is correct, it woul...
by Someguy945
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

Since C&M left frame-left earlier, and to the right lies the Sea 1 , must they then be returning? Or did we pan 180° around the scene? 1 Big. I just assumed we flipped 180° since there was a whole fade-out thing that happened and guessed they're still traveling away from the sea. It's like when...
by Someguy945
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

Lyoug wrote:It's new landscape!
Is it sea or sand or both
That we see in here?


There are things besides
sea and sand in existence.
Like peanut butter.
by Someguy945
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

4. It is revealed that the sand is actually a giant T-1000, and after everyone is gone, it forms into a giant Robert Patrick, and goes off to kill John Connor. I imagine it would look more like this. That never happened. there was no third Spiderman movie. There was a Hatman and the kingdom of the ...
by Someguy945
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

Dracomax wrote:4. It is revealed that the sand is actually a giant T-1000, and after everyone is gone, it forms into a giant Robert Patrick, and goes off to kill John Connor.


I imagine it would look more like this.
by Someguy945
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 34323

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

Obviously a time machine culture wouldn't travel to a point in time before the invention of time machines so as not to screw up everything. I bet you would enjoy the episode of Futurama in which the professor's forwards-only time machine malfunctions and sends him too far into the future. His only ...
by Someguy945
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

Basically, Randall is conducting an experiment on how much we trust him to have some meaningful comic. This suggests that he is drawing along as we go, in other words he is not very far ahead of what we are actually seeing. I don't think this is the case, but since I have no evidence, let's suppose...
by Someguy945
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ebonite wrote:What's to prevent Cueball (or anyone else, for that matter) from going back in time and changing history as we know it?


Maybe the fact that he doesn't know how anything works?
by Someguy945
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

All hail the Chronomancer
by Someguy945
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

The sea level has barely risen at all, and yet Megan says that the sea is rising much faster than normal. Explanation: Cueball and Megan are like the superhero "The Flash" in that they were able to construct the sandcastles, go for a swim, construct an observation deck, etc, all in a times...
by Someguy945
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 62230

Re: 1196: "Subways"

Is this saying that it is possible to go from NYC to LA entirely by subway? If so, how?

If not, what am I not getting?
by Someguy945
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image

Sorry for this tired meme, everyone, but it's the law.
by Someguy945
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

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

looking forward to seeing "trebuchet" added to the text-changing script
by Someguy945
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

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

If one tries with enough persistence, sentences could be transcribed that circumvent the whims of our maniacal rulers, except of course that they have the ability to reach in to the past. Viva la resistance. The fifth column lives. Indubitably. If one resorts to only the most esoteric of vocabulary...
by Someguy945
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

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

GeoffreyY wrote:instant test:
ken
ken-did
woll
woll-did


You may wish to test words by using the "Preview" button instead of posting.
by Someguy945
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

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

Last year (or maybe it was the year before, I can't remember) on April Fool's day, all posts were temporarily displayed only after being passed through a wacky text-conversion script.

Seems we started early this year.
by Someguy945
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Good vs Evil in Religions
Replies: 50
Views: 17599

Re: Good vs Evil in Religions

If I'm right about religions with truly powerful evil forces being rare, why do you think this is? It can be interesting to think of religions as competing entities undergoing their own form of evolution. Many religions have been created over thousands(millions?) of years, and the strongest religio...
by Someguy945
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is sort of like how my friends and I will play a video game for a bit (build a small castle), then I'll play it way too much alone (gigantic addition being built after the guy left). Then the guy comes back and is like holy crap your achievement score is 5700 now? (holy crap you quadrupled the ...
by Someguy945
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107342
Views: 51596712

Re: 1190: "Time"

azule wrote:I'm betting this will be a "touching" comic, and will not have any wacky twist ending.


I hope you are generally correct, except that if you leave it open for a month there's a bonus frame where Godzilla steps on them.
by Someguy945
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1186: "Bumblebees"
Replies: 90
Views: 23028

Re: 1186: "Bumblebees"

Hokay - One widely popular urban legend is that "natural" sucrose (cane or beet sugar, for example) is healthier than high fructose corn syrup. Glucose is better for you, because your metabolism reacts properly to it, but it is not nearly as sweet. So first you say it is an urban legend, ...
by Someguy945
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1181: "PGP"
Replies: 52
Views: 24920

Re: 1181: "PGP"

NiteClerk wrote:PIN number for the ATM machine


You appear to have a case of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAS_syndrome
by Someguy945
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1181: "PGP"
Replies: 52
Views: 24920

Re: 1181: "PGP"

Is there a joke I'm not getting? Time for google to tell me. The method described in the comic is NOT sufficient to verify that an email is authentic. However, in practice so few people use PGP that as soon as you see it, you know it's some crazy security-obsessed person and therefore legit. In oth...
by Someguy945
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"
Replies: 78
Views: 21745

Re: 1175:"Moving Sidewalks"

Check the header in the comic now:

Oops! I originally put up a version with backward sidewalk arrows.
I should know better than to edit and post comics while sleep-deprived. Sorry!
by Someguy945
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1161: "Hand Sanitizer"
Replies: 89
Views: 23163

Re: 1161 Hand Sanitizer

Breed 2,000,000 creatures. Kill of 99.99% with a chemical. Allow the suvivors to bring the population back to 2,000,000. Kill them with the chemical. repeat until entire population survives. This is how one goes about breeding creatures resistant to the chemical. The more you sanitize, the worse it...
by Someguy945
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 24140

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

"I'm really not trying to be belligerent, but were you so concerned with being the first person to post the comic that you did not want to spend any time on a quick google search of the quote?" "It was originally a Churchill quote. Randall added some funny suffixes." Wow. Actual...
by Someguy945
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 24140

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

I don't like this one. I'm not sure what the joke here is exactly. I'm really not trying to be belligerent, but were you so concerned with being the first person to post the comic that you did not want to spend any time on a quick google search of the quote? I didn't realize it was a quote, and I'm...
by Someguy945
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"
Replies: 93
Views: 24140

Re: 1148: "Nothing to Offer"

Quicksilver wrote:I don't like this one. I'm not sure what the joke here is exactly.


I'm really not trying to be belligerent, but were you so concerned with being the first person to post the comic that you did not want to spend any time on a quick google search of the quote?
by Someguy945
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 26002

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

I think using only the name of dates and not names of events/holidays like "Bali bombings," or "Christmas" was actually intentional. The whole point of the infographic is to show how unusual it is to refer to most events/holidays by date, and how much of an outlier Sept 11 is in...
by Someguy945
Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 26057

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

I believe that air resistance actually makes it impossible for a quantity of of coffee to maintain the shape of a cup without expanding to a shape that has absolutely no chance of landing in the cup whole. And by impossible I mean truly impossible, not just unprobable googolplex . Imagine, if you w...
by Someguy945
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"
Replies: 107
Views: 26057

Re: 1135: "Arachnoneurology"

I want to believe this is possible. I have to believe this is possible. I believe this falls into the category of things that can happen, but would take longer than "from now until the end of the universe" to have a significant chance of occurring. Pour milk into your cup of coffee and st...
by Someguy945
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1134: "Logic Boat"
Replies: 135
Views: 31325

Re: 1134: "Logic Boat"

I just noticed that Randall seems to have updated the "Comics I Enjoy" list that appears underneath the comic strip.

I mean, I could be mistaken, but I feel like it used to have 5 or 6 comics and now it has 9.
by Someguy945
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"
Replies: 169
Views: 50484

Re: 1132: "Frequentists vs. Bayesians"

rhomboidal wrote:Title Text: 'Detector! What would the Bayesian statistician say if I asked him whether the--' [roll] 'I AM A NEUTRINO DETECTOR, NOT A LABYRINTH GUARD. SERIOUSLY, DID YOUR BRAIN FALL OUT?' [roll] '... yes.'


Image
http://xkcd.com/246/
by Someguy945
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why/how does odd/even gas rationing help?
Replies: 21
Views: 4602

Why/how does odd/even gas rationing help?

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/official-odd-even-gas-rationing-to-be-instituted-1.4202164 I don't deny that the gas rationing technique used in New Jersey and now Long Island may help shorten lines. I'm just confused as to how it helps. It seems to me that the same number of people still buy the...
by Someguy945
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1131: "Math"
Replies: 156
Views: 32652

Re: 1131: "Math"

Isn't this comic in error? It shows the "result" as being directly in the middle of the forecasted range. However, as best I can tell, Obama won every single swing state. Didn't he perform at the absolute maximum of what was forecasted as possible? If not, what states specifically did he m...
by Someguy945
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1131: "Math"
Replies: 156
Views: 32652

Re: 1131: "Math"

J L wrote:the media tried to make this crazy hype about the race


Media kept talking about how the popular vote was really close. This tipped me off that the actual election was not even close and that they were stretching to find something that was.
by Someguy945
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"
Replies: 70
Views: 25462

Re: 1125: "Objects In Mirror"

Though I doubt Randall's interested in my opinion, this comic would be better with no caption. Randall, please don't get "Close To Home" syndrome!

(Close To Home = wannabe Far Side that usually has an unnecessary caption repeating the same joke that was in the comic)

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