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by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Sarius1997 wrote:I was gone for aroun 18 Timeframes, and you made more than 20 new pages in this thread. It took long to catch up.


I'm actually quite perturbed that I missed the naming convention discussion.
by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

belliott4488 wrote:
Envelope Generator wrote:
It's the squirrel, of course. About time too.

It is about time ...


I'm so happy that the cyclic nature of this thread includes puns! :mrgreen:
by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mojacardave wrote: We're trying not to do the bump any more.


Population control?
by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Just a thought (and at this point in the thread, it's almost redundant to apologize if someone has already pointed this out): If I remember correctly, the "Users browsing this forum" count has been between 200 and 800 guests (and a slightly lower number of registered users) since the begi...
by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

An overview of the last 2000+ posts on this thread Feel Free to Bump Countdown to next update: [spoiler] http://www.webcountdown.de/?a=gxMXfoy Latest frame (auto updates) : http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png Live updating GIF: http://primis.org/time/output.gif More complex program (with manual co...
by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm officially creating the terminology of TimeFrames to mean "Standard" usage, for the American audience. np can remain on the metric scale. (I metric. He was a nice guy) Ric as in Casablanca? Now I have "As Time Goes By" playing in my head. I guess the song game didn't survive...
by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

chem1190c wrote:*If I've learned anything reading this thread it's that the southern bluefin can probably be identified by it's use of " Y'all " as a fourth person pronoun


lawl


I mean l'all
by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm more prone to call the increment of Frame animation in the comic Time... "Timeframes". Best part is that it's totally obscure out of context: "When did you get icecream?" "Dude, that was like 3 timeframes ago" "Timeframes? Like the Victorian era?" BUMP I'...
by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

chem1190c wrote:edit again: or a larger section of the same sandcastle?


This one has flags and cones.

(Must be under construction)
by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Has anyone calculated the velocity of this thread in "posts per newpic"? :D Also, we're still zooming out. Even bigger castle further to the left? Well, someone did calculate that it was about 0.47 np*/np**, so it's trivial to convert that to about 19 np***/np**. * newpages ** newpix *** ...
by peewee_RotA
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Checking in for the morning. I'm very happy with the progress. I feared the end for the sandcastle builders.

I hope the people who wanted flags are happy.
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51643590

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm having the urge to just post "Wait for it." as a reply to every message. Wait for it... Wait for it. Wait for it. Waitception. Wait for it. for it Wait. There is no wait. Only Zuul +1 for the random Ghostbusters reference! :D Obligatory: http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/231463/this-is-...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Actually, it got me thinking about why we assume the genders of the characters in the comic. That then broadened to how we know the gender of ANY xkcd character. Hair? Ridiculous. Clothing? Being intimate with another character? Please -- are you paying attention to what's happening in the Supreme ...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51643590

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/6489605b6f6755c712c8aaaefe668066e36eccaffa0cc9a6f5b3859e43a4ec99.png Latest frame has this song stuck in my head http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSJ-oT2ZBa0 I'm sad that it may be ending :( As a theme song for "Time", I see your Perry Como and raise with a ...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51643590

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/6489605b6f6755c712c8aaaefe668066e36eccaffa0cc9a6f5b3859e43a4ec99.png Latest frame has this song stuck in my head http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSJ-oT2ZBa0 I'm sad that it may be ending :( As a theme song for "Time", I see your Perry Como and raise with a ...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Sunny wrote:"you people"


Good luck with that one :P
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Until such time that the English language develops a gender-neutral pronoun system, and for as long as the male form remains the accepted default in the English language, I suggest that all further debate of the topic center solely on what might be done to address the underlying linguistic cause at...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Ayriannah wrote:
Grepus wrote:The only thing I'm thinking at the moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkB5-BHxKZI

...that is ...frightening... what movie is that from?


WHAT!?!?!?!?!
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mojacardave wrote:Image


Latest frame has this song stuck in my head
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSJ-oT2ZBa0

I'm sad that it may be ending :(
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

findx wrote:
findx wrote:It would be pretty awesome if it ends up being the castle at the end of the original Super Mario Bros. levels...


lol
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

To be honest, I think you're being a bit too sensitive about the whole thing. Your username really isn't that gender-specific - I wouldn't have known you were a girl unless you had said it, and it wasn't like he was calling you a guy in a mean and derogatory way. It really shouldn't matter at all. ...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Um...I have a very gender- specific username. calling a girl a guy is just as offensive as calling a guy a girl. :| I'm not massively offended, just...a bit miffed. (there was a hole discussion about this about a dozen pages back, about Aubron's gender) To be fair, if we'd had a hole discussion wit...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107345
Views: 51643590

Re: 1190: "Time"

riverssong wrote:
Ayriannah wrote:Um...I have a very gender-specific username.


Never having heard the name Ayriannah before, could you enlighten me as to which gender it might be specific of?


I have a second cousin once removed (or something like that) named Arianna. I'm guessing it's a similar name.
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php?title=1190:_Time So now that I finally got to the pages for Megan and Cueball. Why is Megan named Megan? Cueball has a nice little blurb explaining that it's made up for the purposes of explainxkcd. It's also fairly descriptive. Where did Megan come from? N...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

10. "This comic is just a way to get more users to use the forum! Maybe he just wanted the longest thread to be about a comic and not a flame war? We're not far to getting there, keep it on topic, guys!! Spiffing job!" A massive thread without a flame war? It's about Time! We so need a 'l...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"



So now that I finally got to the pages for Megan and Cueball. Why is Megan named Megan? Cueball has a nice little blurb explaining that it's made up for the purposes of explainxkcd. It's also fairly descriptive. Where did Megan come from?
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mojacardave wrote:Flags were definitely mentioned, back when we thought the castle was completed after two towers joined by a little wall!


I totally looked up to see if 6 Flags owned SandCastle today. Stop reading my mind people.
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

SWuh wrote:10. "This comic is just a way to get more users to use the forum! Maybe he just wanted the longest thread to be about a comic and not a flame war? We're not far to getting there, keep it on topic, guys!! Spiffing job!"


A massive thread without a flame war? It's about Time!
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Jonas79 wrote:He climbed up on the castle wall... Try refreshing your browser.


I gave it an ice cold Sprite, but now all it does is spark and show a black screen.
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It certainly seems that time has slowed down within the comic. It seems (n too small to be sure) that there is some "normal" time when they are both in the frame, that time speed's up when he is gone (the castle construction with her alone was incredibly fast) and slows down when she is g...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

How is this so very captivating??? Anyway I think we should just complete our full transition into comic 915 now. I think frame 97 is the best so far. "Complete" castle with head looking right totally beats frame 98 with head looking left. Although the utter chaos of 103 evokes some cosmi...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

pete3442 wrote: ... Wait for it.



Oh look, he's arrived!
Image
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hence why I avoided gender-specific pronouns altogether. 'He' as an 'unknown-gender' alternative is perhaps accepted, but maybe a little outdated. 'They' is probably a better choice, if not quite as pleasant grammatically. Assuming that Aubron was a girl and actually using 'she' as my pronoun would...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hence why I avoided gender-specific pronouns altogether. 'He' as an 'unknown-gender' alternative is perhaps accepted, but maybe a little outdated. 'They' is probably a better choice, if not quite as pleasant grammatically. There used to be a neutral pronoun in middle English, I believe, but it has ...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

(my apologies again, Aubron) #1 English lacks a neutral personal pronoun, the traditional approach is to use the male pronoun in place of a neutral option. This is not assuming gender, it is the opposite. #2 Assuming that a dude is a girl based on his name is a lot more insulting than following pro...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

If the updates dropped to 1 (or preferably 2) hourly, then I could see it going on forever, but I think making assumptions of eternity based on less than 3 days worth of updates is a little premature! If you removed premature, unfounded assumptions about the nature of this comic from this thread, I...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mojacardave wrote:If Randall had a highly developed artificial intelligence under his control, I suspect he'd be using it for more devious purposes than drawing an eternal comic.


I think he'd use it to set up a COD4 toruney
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeah - that worked. How was it 30 minutes out? I thought timezones were spaced hourly. i thought they're half-hourly... :) nevertheless it was set to "use visitors local timezone" - and now i've switched it to "use THIS timezone...[v]" This map: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/m...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Originally I thought when he destroyed part of the castle it was on purpose, like he had been considering some design changes while at the top there and is now implementing them - though it looks like it's much the same as he rebuilds it - we'll see! It does look like he is re-building the wall hig...
by peewee_RotA
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm pretty sure that this comic will cause someone to finally build a time machine just to skip ahead and see how this one ends, then come back to tell us. With a spoiler alert, of course. My time machine is still in beta, but it will take you an hour into the future in only 60 minutes. All of the ...

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