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by Someguy945
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I think leather is unlikely - there don't seem to be any large molpies down near the (current) sea level; they'd have to go all the way up the mountain to hunt one down. And moolpies are out of the question, unless there is grass they can eat that grows on salt flats. Cuegan's people don't make the...
by Someguy945
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does anyone have any ideas what the bag might be made out of? What waterproof materials are they likely to have? If that bags are some woven material (possibly like canvas) then a wax treatment would keep them water repellent for quite some time. If they are leather, and worn smooth, then same appl...
by Someguy945
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Please, do not ford the river! Pay for the ferry! Caulk the wagon and float across if you must. But do not ford the river!

Spoiler:
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by Someguy945
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

The OTC is either a Magnificent Artistic Achievement or a Gigantic Waste Of Time. So I hereby coin the acronym MAA|GWOT and take the blame for whatever heretical splinter religion that leads to. Leaving out the "|" OR symbol is deemed a heresy against the holy heresy, and will be punished...
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think they are about to stop and chat, which I sort of predicted they would do at this exact spot.
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

In a few NP, though, we might get a verbal update on the new sea level compared to A1798 A1800/M1797 I am aware. This doesn't change the fact that, if the water rose enough, they would be able to tell. (Consider the extreme scenario where the water has risen to just below their feet! Then consider ...
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Declaring it healed might be premature. She is in mid-air. She could break it again while landing. I think there will happen something with all that running. It seems quite certain that she never had any broken bones, so I don't think landing is much concern. If muscle tissue was torn, she certainl...
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

In a few NP, though, we might get a verbal update on the new sea level compared to A1798

Spoiler:
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by Someguy945
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

I DECLARE THIS LEG AS HEALEDONG. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/ca3605bef7342320724f58deb254f5eb27891de3e6b0ea611bc44b29075a2595.png There are several (well, at least 2) posts in which people state they are looking forward to seeing the new water level at the wowterfall. I don't think so. This ne...
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

cryptoengineer wrote:How long can GLR keep this up?


If it ends soon, my guess will be that he created the entire thing in advance, long before we ever saw frame 1.

If it lasts for years, I don't know.
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

SavONG the wildlife http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/4a979b597f7d7216356aba7036c3b33b4359b925c9b3553370d9fe9191ea7bb4.png I'm not convinced it can... (or will) Watching this reverse-recap on all their adventures, plus thinking of the poor hedgehog... http://25.media.tumblr.com/1c63b3ba7349f2a9f2572...
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

CasCat wrote:Hmm. They're not pausing to refill water bottles. Seems a little foolish. Runners (or, probably, joggers, given the distance they need to cover) need a lot of water.


We're missing so much, it's entirely possible that they refilled.
by Someguy945
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

ClimbONG down the cliff http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/c6b85e16aad1ead91e0ad5a6515e715e0639efb97040c6e1ac6985fea857122a.png I thought they were going to climb this tower and take a look at the water level. Then again, maybe they did. They were a whole screen away 1 NP ago, we could be missing all...
by Someguy945
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: Basin Run

Hmmm. 20 miles in a day is pretty hard, even on flat ground. Especially if you are carrying anything and you do need water. Day after day? Maybe. You do get used to it after a while. But very hard. They don't seem to have been exerting themselves a lot on the way up, actually, and seldom mentioned ...
by Someguy945
Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

While I don't expect Time to end anytime soon, this DOES feel like the "thrilling conclusion" part of a movie, doesn't it? They/We finally got a whole bunch of new information at once, and now something urgent and physically demanding is occurring - that's your typical ending sequence to a...
by Someguy945
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Would you guys agree that Rosetta is shaking the rust off and speaking noticeably more clearly now? Is that a typical phenomenon when going back to speaking a language you haven't used in a few years? I mean, I'd imagine so. It probably starts to come back to you, especially little techniques you mi...
by Someguy945
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Open question: what, if anything, are they going to do about the possibility of another Lucky attack on the return journey? It's unusual for that big cat to have attacked them in the first place, right? The attack was probably caused by: A) Just bad luck, in which case they probably won't be attack...
by Someguy945
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

With this newfound (or newconfirmed) knowledge, what real language are the Beanish likely speaking?
by Someguy945
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm guessing it's already been pointed out that every time Rosetta asks a question, the final letter has a little circle above it.

I guess this shows that when she asks a question, she consistently uses the same inflection, but it is not the same as the inflection Cuegan are used to hearing.
by Someguy945
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Picking a single word ("forty") out of a sentence in a language you are having a lot of trouble with is not easy. It makes sense that she had trouble pronouncing this word the same way Megan did. When Cuegan learned "water", they were being taught a single word very carefully. TO...
by Someguy945
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Arky wrote:
NetWeasel wrote:Whence have you traveled me?E


Whence have you traveled he(r)e


I hate to criticize, but I think the word "you" should have been written more cleanly, because that's a basic word I'd expect this long-haired person to have a good handle on.
by Someguy945
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

fhorn wrote:I totally heard organ music with this one.


Fictioneer wrote:I'm choosing to believe it's vaulted. Barrel- or rib-vaulting will do me just fine.


Yep, the castle has an organ and it's ribbed for your enjoyment!
by Someguy945
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

However, in current mathematical theory, if you go out far enough into the digits of pi, or e, or several other numbers, you will find encoded within, every frame of every single drawing GLR has ever made, or ever will make. You just have to go out far enough. I thought this was an open question. H...
by Someguy945
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"
Replies: 60
Views: 49570

Re: What-If 0054: "Drain the Oceans: Part II"

I was hopping for this, but i didn't think it would happen. A Part III would be nice, something about how the atmosphere would get 'better'. OF course solar winds would where it away, but how long would that even take? I feel like he said all that needs to be said at the end: It will be good for a ...
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Off topic but I've been wondering about this for a long time now and who better to ask than this collective of global wisepersons - speaking of technology *we were speaking of technology, weren't we?* - why do we still call our phones "phones" when they're used more for other purposes tha...
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

I never did blitz the OTC, so I don't know if this has been covered, but is Time Inside Time regular, or can the time taken between NP vary? Actually, I just engaged brain and answered my own question; Of course it varies. It took many NP to travel to the city, yet one NP overnight. The best and mo...
by Someguy945
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Beanies travel sONGle file, to hide their numbers...

Image

(Disclaimer: Traveling single file does not hide your numbers very well when you are viewed from the side)
by Someguy945
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm not exactly sure why Cueball drew the pictures but no words before handing the stick over to the Beanie. Still, it's a pretty photo-realistic drawing. Much as it would have been hilarious if the GLR did a gag similar to the one at the end of this strip from Order Of The Stick: http://www.gianti...
by Someguy945
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Having trouble believing that the last symbol is punctuation. Why would punctuation be translated in a spoken conversation? GLR should just give us the exclamation point in that case. A person can say the same thing three times, all with different emphasis; and when the words are written we need to...
by Someguy945
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Having trouble believing that the last symbol is punctuation. Why would punctuation be translated in a spoken conversation? GLR should just give us the exclamation point in that case.
by Someguy945
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Uh oh. Cueball is about to try drawing pictures of their story, causing the comic to loop. But after drawing the entire story, he wouldn't then have the character in his story draw a story-within-the-story. So it won't loop repeatedly. He would, and it would, if he gets really carried away. (Which ...
by Someguy945
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Uh oh. Cueball is about to try drawing pictures of their story, causing the comic to loop. But after drawing the entire story, he wouldn't then have the character in his story draw a story-within-the-story. So it won't loop repeatedly. Wait a second. Cueball, Megan, and everyone else are stick figu...
by Someguy945
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Bah, I made a nice avatar but I had to cut out a ton of frames to fit within the file size limit.

All frame looks like this: Image

(Note: You may have to wait for it, I put an 8 second delay on the day frame)
by Someguy945
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

thirds wrote:We need more speech examples to really draw any conclusions.


Right, but we don't need any more speech examples to speculate wildly :D
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Last-minute prediction:
"I'm Larry. This is my brother Darryl. This is my other brother Darryl."
by Someguy945
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just really hope they don't eat Cuegan....they creep me out for some reason... I did jump when I saw that two more appeared. At this rate Cuegan will surely be over-run. Extrapolation spoilered. Group 1 = 1, Total = 1 Group 2 = 2, Total = 3 Group 3 = 4, Total = 7 Group 4 = 8, Total = 15 I think y...
by Someguy945
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0044: "High Throw"
Replies: 58
Views: 24256

Re: What-If 0044: "High Throw"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/44/high_throw_16.png If you hover over this image in the What-If, it says "two more giraffes high and you've got a team" What does that refer to? This doesn't appear to be a Sierpinski triangle unless I am completely misreading it. There are currently 87 gir...
by Someguy945
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

One more frame should confirm it, but Cueball appears to be involuntarily nodding off. Well he just lifted his head up all at once after having it droop steadily lower for a while. I'd say he's in the process of nodding off, and he can either wake Megan or fight it. If he tries to fight it, he will...
by Someguy945
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

One more frame should confirm it, but Cueball appears to be involuntarily nodding off.
by Someguy945
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51645655

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yay, cupcakes! DING http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/52f9bc0fdb85a1170c58d373b908ff4abf3f8219782121e5d9bd4aefde4109b5.png eh? :shock: *waits for the -DONG * Hmm. Perhaps I should test this... The River is small! The hedgehog is really neat! (Yeah, something's broken. I think Earthling on Mars tore ...

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