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by Exodies
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Well folks, for what it's worth, I have pushed out an update to the OTC Live wallpaper to make it relevant again following Friday's event that shall not be named. It should become available in the next couple of hours. Changes: v1.10 - 2013-07-29 - End of Time update - Added ability to loop through...
by Exodies
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This whole adventure has reinforced my ire at the fact that creative digital media is not taken more seriously. The OTC is, in my view, a groundbreaking piece of art and uses a medium in a new and previously unexplored manner to bring an experience to the observer that is quite unique among art for...
by Exodies
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

One more quote: The size of a misfortune is not determinable by an outsider's measurement of it but only by the measurements applied to it by the person specially affected by it. The king's lost crown is a vast matter to the king but of no consequence to the child. The lost toy is a great m...
by Exodies
Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: I'm confused.

Question for the OTT: Is it possible that the breaching of the land bridge at Gibralter and the subsequent rapid rise of sea level in the basin area could be the basis of so many flood stories in the oral prehistory of people in the region? Was this the event that became the story of Noah's ark, pa...
by Exodies
Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

Also if you already are good at drawing on paper then you will want to get a cheap drawing tablet of some kind so you don't have to try and teach yourself to draw with a mouse which is a lot harder. {P1293} If you have an iPad, you already have a drawing tablet and only need to buy a stylus. But th...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Edit: Oooh, Pagepope! Share something about yourself that nobody here would know about you. {P<1290} This is hard. How much do you know already? What do I know about me which could even vaguely be described as correct? Ah, here's something which happened to me; prolly as close to "about" ...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

jabelch wrote:Edit: Oooh, Pagepope! Share something about yourself that nobody here would know about you.
For me that's easy (since nobody knows me yet!) I like to fly remote control planes.

{P1288}
Are you raining down indiscriminate death on Pakistanis from 5000 kilometres away?
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ximenez wrote:This way
Spoiler:
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this_way.png

{P1286}
Chortle
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: The One True Ale

Working on a new beer recipe for my brewday tomorrow, so I decided to name it in honour of the OTC and OTT. Others have offered their artistry and skill in OTTifications, graphs, maps, stats, scripts and insanity; I offer, for those who may be interested in trying their own spin on it, my meagre ef...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

@jjjDavidson and others have mentioned being shy. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it sometimes gets in the way. I found this to be helpful in overcoming my own shyness: [link removed since I'm not allowed to post 'em] It is also available as part of the book Pedagogical Patterns , which is ...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

Exodies , please do keep posting your messages from the past! I may not have anything to comment on them, but I do read & appreciate 'em. (Will be a while before you read this, though...) {P1286} Thanks, Mscha, BlitzGirl, Soup, (didn't know I was going to have to write this, should have been ke...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

@jjjDavidson and others have mentioned being shy. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it sometimes gets in the way. I found this to be helpful in overcoming my own shyness: http://fooldevil.com/patterns/IntrovertExtrovert.html. It is also available as part of the book Pedagogical Patterns , whi...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

As for me, I'm most proud of my design for the Knights Temporal insignia , and the fact that it made it into yappo's Monomolpy board . My hat for kenmelken is also something of which I am very proud. There was something else I was going to say, but I forget what it was :oops: {P1284} Your memory. Y...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, I gave a second thought at the OTC and OTT books, and I realized it'll be impossible to write a book for each one. They belong together. For now, I'd like each one of you to write your comments about a frame (or 15, assuming 200 active posters): what did you feel when you saw it, your view on w...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

Now... when they gather your health information, social information, and demographics, and then alter the prices (differently from the prices they give your friends) in a manner that alters your diet, that's when it's creepy. Jose There is another effect that I worry about, perhaps ...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

*sadly watches mscha's Zorin_75's latest animation* @mscha: I think your hallucinating berries frame definitely qualifies. :D General question to everyone: What is the OTT accomplishment that you are most proud of? (Up until now, anyway, since there's plenty more OTT to go!) An ottification, co...
by Exodies
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've said it before, but it bears repeating http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/static/emoticon-0134-bear.png : the ending of time felt incredibly rushed to me, ever since they started “RUN.”ning. It's as if the GLR was fed up with it and wanted to end it (or alternatively, had to end it for so...
by Exodies
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: The River is Small...

Changed. I'm sure no one will like this one either, but more than anything, I was trying to be helpfmmul. There will be no cake for Minim, when she arrives, no one will welcome her. Is that what you want? They won't get the consolation we've been getting. No shoulder for them o cry on. ...
by Exodies
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Why the fuck are you all wearing parrots on your heads?

Mind your own business.
by Exodies
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

On the subject of things to do for the end of TIme: - I definitely think we can have another crack at beanish, however, I will caution that we shouldn't get our hopes up on making too much progress. The data we have about it is rediculously small compared to what would be ideal in order to really h...
by Exodies
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

And, you know... the biggest question of all, at least for me: Why was it called "Time"? Was that a simple way of making sure people cottoned on to the fact that the frame would change? I expected something different. Metaphor, theme, allusion... just.. not nothing. I mean, it was a great...
by Exodies
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe some form of credits will roll. I like that idea. More closure. Cueball...............................Cueball Megan...............................Megan LaPetite...............................LaPetite ...yeah, I don't know about Time credits... {P1263} I think the credits would be more like: C...
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

{P1262} In fact the Waters song fits my mood. A little ottification... (I only change one word; minimalism is my creed) Each Small Candle Not the torturer will scare me Nor the body's final fall Nor the barrels of death's rifles Nor the shadows on the wall Nor the night when to the ground Th...
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

"So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on top of the Forest, a little boy and his bear will always be playing" {P1261} I read these stories many times to my kiddie and could never get past the ending without choki...
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

{P1258}
These comments are very distraughtning.
I've never felt so alone.
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

{P1255}
Anyone have any suggestions for hobbies?
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

pkcommando wrote:EndONG

???? :shock:

Image

{P1254}
Oh
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

NetWeasel wrote:CUEBALL: Where do you think we are?
MEGAN: I don't know.

TOM SERVO: What's that thing in your hand?

{P1251}
MEGAN: I can't use the maps, I stole them.
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

As I understand it, they can't be downloaded from the server until the ONG anyway, ...? Is this true? How can we know this if the filenames are hashed? How can we possibly guess a correct filename to see if you can download it before the ONG? The images are hosted on a CDN . (Or were, at least. img...
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

Okay, I really have no explanation for this, except that I was looking for a way to connect today's Othercomic, and it just kept growing. Please accept my abject apologies for inflicting this on the OTT. Spoilered; truly seaish in length. NASA, due to budget cuts, can no longer maintain its website...
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

ZoomanSP wrote:@Blitzgirl: Awefulsome work on distinguishing and naming the Forty (although they're only 39, "the Forty" sounds better, methinks...)

{P1248}
40 is 40, 39 is "about 40"
2891.1 Cueball: There are about forty of us.
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindpost: NP 1168 ... 79 pages to ketchup... going backwards. I may become one of those souls condemned to ketchup permanently. (Was it Exodies who was in that position?) Anyway, exciting times (RUN) continue.. I was surprised at the number sourpusses around complaining about Rosetta's reveals. Ne...
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

jeffallen55 wrote:
mindonner wrote:A skein of geese!

I do love that the collective noun for geese changes depending on whether they're flying or walking.


So, what's the collective noun for chirpies?

{P1246}
Don't be vulgar.
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: After much turmoil, the Forty safely land on terra firma. On the way, they manage to save the Hill People's leader, resolving the longstanding enmity between the tribes. Megan and Cueball return to Chateau D'If to give Rosetta back her maps. They find the Beanies marooned in the waterlo...
by Exodies
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

And decree is now officially not a word :? Hah! I both love and hate when that happens. 8-) {P1245} I think I've found a related phenomenon - watch the broken English short film and then a normal English one - it took me a couple of sentences before I could make out what they were saying in the sec...
by Exodies
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Math discussion and hypothesis. Relic of our past in the OTT Not only that, I was in my fifth year of graduate study before anyone really taught me what mathematics is . I doubt that few teachers of it really know. Creation of new knowledge. Not reviewing/studying the already known. Are you sure? D...
by Exodies
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Blindpost from NP1232

Blindpost from NP1232: Yay, only 10 NP behind this time! Much better than yesterday's 16. A couple responses to comments on my OTVO Rosetta idea: And I really liked the recording you did! Might be too low for Rosetta, but I liked the accent. Thank you. Listening back I felt like Jim Carrey trying t...
by Exodies
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

hunjoh wrote:I just noticed that in the most recent frame they said "sand". Is someone referring to the remains of the castle or something else? Does this settle the discussion of the castle building material?

{P1239}
"Sand" is just a colloquialism.
by Exodies
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Isn't it really wierd that nobody in this small group, which presumably has been living closely together for some time, has addressed anybody else by name? Another example I've been meaning to mention: in frame 3020 , why does that boy say "my cousin says she can swim across a river" inst...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39919367

Re: 1190: "Time"

While there is plenty of story that could still be told, this feels too much like a grand climax to me; There have been no heroics yet. This setting is too epic to go by without grand heroics. This is nowhere near a grand climax. We are just starting off on the adventure that will lead to the grand...

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