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by Zorin_75
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Five stages of grief:

Stage 2: Anger

I'll stick to denial for another halfpix :(
by Zorin_75
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Whut??? :shock:
by Zorin_75
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Why are the images hashed? As I understand it, they can't be downloaded from the server until the ONG anyway, and the javascript didn't exist IIRC until a while after the comic started, so why not just use regular timestamps or frame numbers for the filenames? Two separate issues - the javascript j...
by Zorin_75
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

melmel wrote:Has the title text changed to "..." again or is it just me? I tried to scroll back a couple pages to see if anyone else had caught this, but I didn't see anything.

We're not following the comic that closely, you know...
by Zorin_75
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Actually, "40" is ambiguous. The proper notation is one digit to the left of the decimal, with an exponent given. Thus, 4.0E1 is 40 +/-5, while 4.00E1 is 40 +/- 0.5 , and so on. Not sure if you're joking, but no. While, if you're picky, 40 is indeed ambiguous and could mean 4e1 or 4.0e1, ...
by Zorin_75
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

tavella wrote:They look like flying fish to me, too.


Don't look fishy to me...
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by Zorin_75
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

capnbuckle wrote:EDIT: But I need a more favorable Gamma and a glance at the charts to be certain...

Better?
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by Zorin_75
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: THE FORTY (aka THE THIRTY-EIGHT)

O-kay. I counted all the chirpin' characters and came up with 38. THAT IS NOT FORTY, GREAT LORD RANDALL. On the other hand, kudos for coming up with 38 identifiably different characters. That's really something. If there are two more hiding in the geraft or the raftcastle (raftsicle, yummy), I hope...
by Zorin_75
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It has 4 sections. Me normally. Then the backwards version of me normally. Then me trying to say the backwards version. And finally the reverse of that which sounds kind of wierd but thats the point. Nice effort, but TBH I hate that backwards thing, it's just been done too often :( (nevertherless s...
by Zorin_75
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I still think the survival of the beret for 11,000 years is about as bizarre as the enduring Bilby towers. And I still don't understand why the survey towers (bilby towers look different BTW, see http://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/survey_towers/timber.html) should be a problem. While effective, th...
by Zorin_75
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

42 guests wrote:Either it is mustard, or not Cueball's rock.


The not Cueball's rock seems to try to get away from the castleraft:
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by Zorin_75
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It was Cueball's dream. I am terrible at finding the proper frame become an expert in four easy steps: - Go to the wiki - Ctrl-F for "rope " - find the links to mscha's viewer - copy&paste the ready-to-post BBCode http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/dd5a145480bb99406cb93f9718fbc5b1d0fcab...
by Zorin_75
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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by Zorin_75
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

IMO Hairdo/Rosetta's voice could/should be layered with multiple channels, as is the visual representation of the text. The main channel should be the loudest one, back channels can include the grey words, static noise (which gets louder in the black spots) and/or a reversed version of the recordin...
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

edo wrote:I've fixed it. Oh, and as far as separated words go, see the OtherWiki

BTW, the images on that page are identical to (and taken from) the OTW...
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

jazz14456 wrote:I thought that was a sweet quote, so I sigged it a few minutes ago. :)

No. Don't. You wouldn't like to read that if you were blitzing.
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

taixzo wrote:Wow, "Neat" is really that small?

Yes, LaPetite recently raised the count to 8 (out of 4744).
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Just so no-one gets the wrong idea, technically I just took a text sample and threw it into http://www.wordle.net/ to make the image itself. Neat! Here's the dialogue (sans Beanish ;) ) of the OTC so far: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38314 dialogue_wordle.png
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Quite a few pieces fell off in the early sandcastle building days. (Not later – apparently Cueball got better at it; Megan's corners never did fall off to begin with.) So the timing for one of those pieces happens to be right, and that can't be a coincidence? http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons...
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

On a similar vein, I would love to think that the 'earthquake knocks part of sandcastle down while precipitating events which will lead to demise' theory is true There was this graph by Smithers back on NP 261 : http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=35599&mode=view So the water began risi...
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Ephemeron wrote:It was amusing to see how long people mistook them for adults.

Read on. ;)
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Sure, the horizontal part of the journey is problematic. I'm just hung up on why the raft is a better way to accomplish it than walking. They can travel X miles per hour by raft, and Y miles per hour on foot... the raft only helps if X >= Y, which I can't wrap my head around under the current circu...
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

hajo wrote:LEGO-pirates ?

Pirate-LEGOS?
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Pikrass wrote:And to complicate things, they will have to save a goat, a wolf and a lettuce. (Or alternatively a Japanese family.)

Why do they have a wolf?
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

rvloon wrote:Doesn't this look just like beanish?

Hmm. So maybe we should just ask a pharmacist to translate the beanish for us? :idea:
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Those nights are coming in quickly! Or is it just a cut to the next scene? Aw, c'mon, you know how this works... After a speech like that, there is always a montage sequence of everybody doing everything, helping each other, and briefly pausing to grin at each other as if to say, "You know, th...
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

blackONG

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by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Random832 wrote: (and their assumption is that the ocean is "fresh", rather than simply less salty than their sea),

No, it isn't. Why is there so much discussion about this, it's one of the few things that isn't a riddle:
frame 3012
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Am I the only one having trouble swallowing the idea of the sandcastle-platform having transformed into something that can actually float? Enough to carry a little girl? No problem. For 20 Cueganites it might need some improvements, though... How did she figure out what was going on and they didn't...
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Someguy945 wrote:How do you ride a raft up a river?

The river's flowing upwards, because the rising sea1 is pushing up the riverbed2
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Eliram wrote:If GLR is making subtle changes to the OTC because of the OTT (i.e he/she), it would be super-cool if the cousin will be introduced officially as Le-Petit. (or La-Petit)

I still don't believe he is, and the introduction will be "Hey!".
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

De-lurking to let y'all know that my wife went into labor 10 days ago and my new son was born right before the journey to Rosetta began. It's been a wild week on both the OTC and "new child" fronts. We're conveniently awake for feeding during the oncoming flood. Maybe I have a "one t...
by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

CousONG
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by Zorin_75
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Thank you for pointing out the right frames, I had seen the reference to a dream, but was looking too far back to find it. I'd be surprised if rope coming up now was a coincidence. Time for a little wiki promotion - just do a crtrl+F for "rope" on the dialog page and you're one click away...
by Zorin_75
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

free-bee wrote:Has anyone else noted the mouseover text? It says, "RUN."

Oh, and there's Javascript!
by Zorin_75
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Reunionong
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by Zorin_75
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Kinda ninja'd by Pikrass, but here's a closeup:
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by Zorin_75
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This seems interesting. Would love to see more of the sequence at 1:22, though...
by Zorin_75
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

!!!ONG
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by Zorin_75
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The thread is moving so fast these days. Before they reach the 40 my little prediction. La Petite gave them some advanced warning since she was playing at the sandcastle when the sea started to rise. Hmm. What if LaPetite strolled off without anybody noticing (and when the tents got wet there was n...

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