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by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

{P1236} I'm coming back to book recommendations; I thought it was for good books, but a large proportion of the other lists have been exclusively good sci-fi/fantasy books so I'll add a couple. First, Iain M Banks, all of them, I presume no one mentioned him because of course everyone's read them. S...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

the old boy staggering over looks like a nerd Foundation, by Asimov, though it disappointed me. I actually had the opportunity to argue a bit of this with him once. Funny story. I didn't care for the ending of Foundation and Earth (I think it was) and told him why. His wife, who was sitting next to...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Another boatONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/37f0c5155f798d10509487d3450cf3ec51da0593202e42350dee88d54cb190da.png Well, that saves them the trouble of having to stop and look for Them. Unless this Them is the Hill People? {P1233} It's not the hill people, their call would be 'HEY! CHIRP OFF!'
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I think that Randal made it "..." mainly to check if we would see it. Once we did he came up with "RUN.". The fact that "..." is also a way of indicating that there is a loss of speech (due to the momentous impact of Hairdo's words) not withstanding. {P1233} I understo...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Neil_Boekend wrote:OO, Pope.
I decree that all who feel like it shall advise me on a good book series to start once I have finished Anne McCaffrey's Pern series.

{P1233}
Katherine Mansfield's short stories. Extra chirping ordinary.
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

TheMinim wrote:I've got to page 555. Just 7 pages to go until the NewPage of the Beast.

Note to self: Don't post around ONG-time, for fear you may see the ONG. Oh well.

{P1232}
What did you say?
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Cueball is amusONG: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/f245e7f9d567bc786d7b41c6be01a9021972fd3560fd426afc9727d3fc99ab93.png I don't know if it was intentional, but this is the first chuckle I've had at a newpix in a while. Silly, but practical on a raft that can't really turn on demand. I'm not sure ...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Eutychus wrote:Up the MekONG

Image

Just telling you all I'm still here (occasionally)

{P1231}
Oh no. Did someone pull the plug out?
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The Great Hall is astonishingly empty. No chairs, no pews. No pictures. No machines yes . yes See here: http://cdn.fotocommunity.com/photos/6226748.jpg {P1112} That's a splendid photograph. Whoever took it, we'll done. I kinda feel like a nerd because I immediately knew what building this is. http:...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The poles should work well enough for directional maneuvering, since they should be riding the leading edge of the rising sea. Should we not be expecting some indication of directional change? Are the survivors in the hill in the same direction that Cuegan came from, or perpendicular to their route...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It is a simple physical fact that every conceivable combination of occupations of quantum fields in 4D spacetime has a finite non-zero probability within the laws of physics, and that includes groups of bosons forming neural nets which encode the belief that library books are supposed to be empty. ...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

DepartONG... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/ea2608252c661bd542840b2e53f4fdd020ae9b0e9fe2f9148e41e5c990135bb6.png ETA: where's the rest of them? Behind the cloth? {P1227} Holy Moly this page is taking me forever to read. And those rest, and their descendants were for ever after known as The People...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

[edit]´Papal decree: They will end up among the hillbilly people, which will lead to a long string of complications. Also, love "hillbilly people". I hadn't been thinking of them that way, but now I will until we're shown different. {P1227} Someone else (stand up and be counted) had a bet...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

What's the longest sequence of the first n digits of pi seen after the first digit? (Shirley you could have expressed that better, Exo?) I don't know, but we have only calculated the smallest part of pi. About 5 trillion digits at a recent count. Not very much. You can search on the web for longest...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39896136

Re: 1190: "Time"

{P1110} What's the longest sequence of the first n digits of pi seen after the first digit? (Shirley you could have expressed that better, Exo?) I don't see why there would be an upper limit. Pi wouldn't have to repeat for there not to be an upper limit {P1226} Is "this bozzo's asking a dumbas...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip>"Infinitely long" does not mean "contains every possibility". For example, the number 0.121121112111121111121111112... does not repeat, but doesn't contain every combination of numbers; it doesn't even contain a 3. Thank you! Once again an otter has helped me fix a glitch ...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

RAFTBUILDONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/98da5ed6f0bdcfd8a75243f4d1c26f20ba1c1f342af2961585d1be1b2bba5a74.png Wait, why are they putting fabric on the side of it? A sail! A sail! Of course! That actually would explain how they can stay ahead of the sea! ...Any meteorologists here know which di...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39896136

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 {P1225} I'...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39896136

Re: 1190: "Time"

Latent22 wrote: OTVO Results Time!
Voting post.

And the Winner is C6M3!

Which means you have chosen Valarya and yappobiscuits as your Cuegen voice actors!

{P1225}
Valarya you say? Can I change my vote?
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Tagxedo.com is a similar site. I'm not sure how the word frequency controls and display options compare since I'm not familiar with woordle, but thought I'd point it out. I find it interesting that the word 'Time' is not prominant. Possibly not present at all? (I didn't look through all the tiny wo...
by Exodies
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39896136

Re: 1190: "Time"

To me the arrival of LaPetit was the crowning moment of awesome for Time. But now I'm sad: all the Chekov's guns have been fired. All the mysteries have been revealed. Now it just plays out and wraps up. Not all of them. What about the whole Beanish language? And what about the reason for t...
by Exodies
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39896136

Re: 1190: "Time"

cryptoengineer wrote:Um - notice that all the Cueganites are very slim. They don't weigh much. :D

{P1221}
Don't forget they are not stick people. Grandell draws ordinary people as stick people.
by Exodies
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

foilman wrote:New plan ONG...
Image

{P1218}
They weren't gazing in each other's eyes before, they were plotting.
by Exodies
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Cuegan will eventually find themselves cut off from the land and surrounded by rising water. But they will be rescued in the nick of time: airlifted out by a Firefly-class transport ship. Thus ends time. FIREFL-ONG? http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38194&mode=view Name's Captain ...
by Exodies
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

{P1218}
I see Peter Capaldi will be our new Doctor. Hope he brings some Malcolm Tucker to the role
"Yes, it's fucking bigger on the inside. Now come the fuck in or fuck off."
sample rant
by Exodies
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Does anyone know what the deal is with the water being "too fresh to swim over"? I know that salt water makes you a little more buoyant than fresh water, but it'd take a pretty extreme amount of salt to make the difference between you being able to swim or not. And most wood floats in wat...
by Exodies
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

OMR , it's all related! http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/scarynames.png EXTREMELY well done, had to check the original to be sure. (yes, you got me) For some reason I completely missed the added bullet and went straight to "Mustard." :roll: That probably counts as getting me, too... Exactly the ...
by Exodies
Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

jazz14456 wrote:
NetWeasel wrote:<snip>
I seem to have missed the part in which we found out how the strait of Gibralter got plugged up in the first place, and when. <snip>

What is Gibralter?

{P1210}
Where is Schultz?
by Exodies
Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

[Maybe I'll even get a wild hair and take another stab at this ottifying. I was thinking of a song while at work, that I might give a try at. (Then again, since my first ottification garnered comments from two people and didn't even make it into the Song-fest wiki page; maybe not.)] {P1209} It's re...
by Exodies
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39896136

Re: 1190: "Time"

SwimmONG http://xkcd.mscha.org/xkcd_time_20130723_2300.png "My cousin says she can swim across a river." "Well, can he carry all of us?" Is GLR entering the pronoun argument? I's ALL related! (Especially the cousin.) Edited to use mscha's original, for posterity's sake. {P1207} ...
by Exodies
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Random musings

The Gibraltar gap is NOT A BATHTUB and NOT A RIVER. It is shorter than a river, much wider, and much deeper, and the basins it connects are vastly larger than bathtubs and lakes. The Mediterranean is an average of 1.5 kilometers deep, not 500 ft = 0.15 kilometers deep ; let's assume that is a t...
by Exodies
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
Zorin_75 wrote:
free-bee wrote:Has anyone else noted the mouseover text? It says, "RUN."

Oh, and there's Javascript!

And, that's weird, I think the image just changed on xkcd.com/1190. All by itself! Didn't anyone notice??/?

{P1306}
What's this comic you're all talking about between cakes?
by Exodies
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39896136

Re: 1190: "Time"

{P1204}
Is anyone else in here being paid to post?
by Exodies
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

taixzo wrote:
pkcommando wrote:FordONG

Spoiler:
Image


Does anyone have any ideas what the bag might be made out of? What waterproof materials are they likely to have?

{P1202}
Wool. Shorn from electric sheep.
by Exodies
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Considering the impending disaster and the way they fled from the Château d'If, their exchanges since appear to be a very odd mix of sombre talk and light-hearted banter as though they were on a nice country ramble. They don't appear to be afraid for their own survival or - in what they say...
by Exodies
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

O ne thing that's sad about all the exciting developments in the story (to me) is that I used to be a perpetualist, and now because we have such an exciting story, I feel sure that it will end eventually. Back when we were just pottering around on the beach, and taking long walks in hop...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Latent22 wrote: OTVO Voting Time!
Vote for your favorite Cuegen Combination.
Results will be posted Here

{P1195}
C6M3
by Exodies
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Delurker here! o/ <snip> ETA: also what is this? {P1193} ETA is a sign of vanity. The Tread records how many edits you did to your post and lots of people worry that we will look at "edited 2 times" and think it was to correct spelling or replace theres with they're and all the other absu...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Two depressing things for a kvetcheruper: When you go to the next page and the last page number has increased by more than one. When you see someone's centenary cake and their post count is almost at the next one. "Kvetcher-upper" -- one who complains while ketchupping? :lol: {P1192} I li...
by Exodies
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:19 am UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

AluisioASG wrote:Where did all the quote-creating folks go?
You know what? I'm out. I'll go back to watching Lord Randall's other creations.

{P230}
(Doing a bit of scrolling back and arrived here)
Aluisio seems to have been on the edge for some time.

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