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by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: "Time": may the thread live forever

descor wrote:Besides being impossible to isolate a quark and all that; if you wanted a single quark I'm guessing you'd at least need your own LHC at the piffling cost of $9billion.

That was the cost of the prototype, production models will be a few dollars.
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Pfffft... Who cares about grammar and semantics? I'm too busy enjoying all the cute kitty avatars. :D As an animal lover, I like being in the herd* of cats. *Herd? Flock? Bevy? What do you call a caboodle of cats???? Clowder. Seriously??? *quick Google check* Well, I'll be damned! I learned a cool ...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Pfffft... Who cares about grammar and semantics? I'm too busy enjoying all the cute kitty avatars. :D As an animal lover, I like being in the herd* of cats. *Herd? Flock? Bevy? What do you call a caboodle of cats???? Clowder. Seriously??? *quick Google check* Well, I'll be damned! I learned a cool ...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does grey sand have the same structural properties as black sand? Maybe greying is some form of rot (not rot13) and the stilts will topple.
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

I too am in fear of the end of Time, and I hope for a fade to a continuation. A different possibility has occurred to me. What if Time ends, and then in some number of new pix a comic appears titled "Time 2". Adventure continues.... We would need to move to the new thread for that comic i...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Kieryn wrote:Ok just checked in Chrome, Firefox and IE 10:

Chrome: #151515
Firefox: #000000
IE10: #010101

Like I always say, use a browser that works.
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Boy that's a lot of spoilers... And just in case people were wondering, yes they're real spoilers! Also, what's this about hats? To paint! EDIT: Fixed with new hat, turn out it's easier to edit stuff in powerpoint... You make your own hat? That's not a hat. That won't even cover where the scars are...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Bytes wrote:Of course syllables is an imperfect translation of the 5-7-5 rule in Haikus. It should also have a seasonal reference.

Ah, hence refrigerator.
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

just caught up, after falling 15 NP behind. Angelastic, have to say I like the Haiku's, but it's really painful when you are trying to catch up :) Congratulations Jovialbard (liked your song) and Jonas79. in the early pages, someone did predict we were waiting for a baby, they j...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Random thought: What if the far side of the sea were occupied by similar but giant-sized Megan & Cueball , who also have sandcastles, but theirs are just simply collapsing into the sea of their own accord . . . which then displaces enough water, being so large, that the seamencancerbaconbabyoni...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Many thanks to mscha and any and all other members of the "Guild of People Who Know How to Do That Red/ Green Pixel Thing!" I would be blind by now if I had to gauge caffeinatedsemencancerbabybaconicesea-levels on my own. :wink: Indeed. Maybe we could press the bot into service, posting t...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Playing ketchup again :lol: I know we have had at least one other attempt to track people's locations. But curious if anyone else is from the Puget Sound/Northwest US Region? Just noticed at least 2 other people who were. I wonder at times if anyone else here, other than I, lives in Alaska... I...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

So has anyone actually tried to break the hash? I believe the consensus is that it's probably not actually a hash, but just a random ID, so there's nothing to break. I actually believe it is a hash, but likely seeded and would be very difficult to crack. However the random attack approach suggested...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

The journey of the box from 431 432: Megan enters carrying the box 433: Megan sets the box to the right of the Middle (recursive topped) castle 434-474: Box sits there while Megan and cueball begin constructing the scaffolding about it 475: Megan picks up the box 476: Megan puts the box atop the le...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

This whole scenario, including all the inane comments and suppositions, has become so painfully boring that I can't take any more. I no longer care (not that I really ever did) what happens to the two main characters or their creations. They should build a raft, put out to sea, fall off...
by Exodies
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeah that is a cool idea for looping. Gets to some point and they use 'magic' or build a machine to reverse the rise of the sea. But all it does is make the comic roll out backwards to the first frame and then loop. I don't think BlitzGirl would like that, because then she has to read this needle-p...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:On my iPhone ... Can anyone tell me the equiv of ctrl-home and ctrl-end? I am so sick of scrolling ... Thank you!!
(It's a 4s or whatever they named the 4.5 thingy.)

Yeah, simple. It's swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> Perhaps Petite doesn't like the name we gave her and that's why she is leaving? ....based on what LaPetite Mort means , I don't blame her. It's super creepy to call her a KID and use that name in the same breath. Haha, gods. wait...LaPetite Mort... is she related to the Mort ...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow I sure missed a lot during that Coma, Thanks be to Megan for saving the Right Flag! However, now that the Right Flag is no longer the Right Flag, I shall need a new Knightly Title. What are your thoughts, o great members of the Knights Temporal? "Defender of the Third Flag From the Right, ...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sorry for my last two joke posts. It is an interesting idea. The hash data is random and looks very different to executable machine code. In theory it could be a compressed file but then we should see a header with the file type. If there is meaning to the hashes I'd expect them to be released in r...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Woah, I thought .exe were compiled programs. I don't know enough about programming on the desktop to confirm though. A compiler puts together proper executable programs. Doesn't mean that there is no other way to generate an executable. I would never have thought of the hashes being executable. But...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

An updated visual of Blitzgirls progress. Estimating the date of The Great Meeting is troublesome. The pace has slowed down continually. A linear fit predicts unrealistically close meeting Times, while a quadratic fit predicts a continued slowdown leading to a closest approach of 20 NewPages happen...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Eliram wrote:Meanwhile, this is what my kids did this afternoon:
http://instagram.com/p/YaN0NASFSI/

Is the girl wearing a baret?
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

To get back to something which was way too long ago (like 10-20 pages) - I finally finished the diagram I wanted to do, it shows the posts per Page for the Top20 Posters (up until page 360). The huge blue Chunk are all the others. It does not look as nice as I hoped (maybe I should take the Top30 o...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

guys! guys! Here's what JUST HAPPENED TO ME (in the Outside) and it's ALL YOUR FAULT. I never would have even noticed the "sent from outer space" on his/her email except you've got me trained to look at footnotes/sigs, and then, well, further silliness. email exchange ...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Looking at the hashes, I thought "this isn't a human language, perhaps it's a computer language". So I gathered them all together in one file, put a .exe on the end and double clicked it. For a while nothing happened, the computer just hummed under the desk. "Hm", I thought, &quo...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

As I'm reading this on my iGadget and content creation is tedious on it, I've been waiting for someone else to add the song "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" by Sandy Denny. Now I fear that It may come before it does. So here you are, middle verse is for us: Across the purple sky, all the bi...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

This weekend we learned what ignorance is.

Also, isn't Megan smaller than she was when she was lower down?
by Exodies
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

edo wrote:
marchlight wrote: but I threatened to honey badger him
:shock: and he took it as a threat?!?

Badger, not beaver, Edo.
by Exodies
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Back home and ten new pages to read. I'm feeling slightly Blitzy.
by Exodies
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thank you. Now I need to understand how to read it (not It). It seems that vertical growth without horizontal growth is a bad thing. Am I right? yeah its each post you made along the bottom and which TF/Page it was on the side. So vertical lines means you be slacking. Maybe just giving the name of ...
by Exodies
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm going to study the dykes in Amsterdamn for a few days. Keep up the good work. Go BlitzGirl bop.
by Exodies
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Reality stops at Frame 19. After that we enter Megan's dream. She dreams that she wakes up, shakes sandman dust from her eyes and the nightmare of frantic activity taking place at glacial speed together with absurd conversations which have become our waking lives plays itself out. We can't figure an...
by Exodies
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyone know what tomorrows ordinary comic will be about?
by Exodies
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Some thoughts: -In 667 & 669 I think maybe the bucket is wiggling because M&C are hurrying -- the went and looked at the erosion (slide 664) and became concerned (slide 666 -- ooooooh!), and then got in a big hurry. -Can we all just pause and consider the following: Randall has created almo...
by Exodies
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

I did a quick look back through the last few NePages and I didn't see where anyone's mentioned this, but is the tower on the right of the top platform that Cueball made supposed to be a silhouette of this??? I don't personally get that. But, I see the similarity. And, I like the idea. You're right,...
by Exodies
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

cmyk wrote:
Spoiler:
Image

Has anyone made a study of the correlation between the time delay between cmyk's posts and the complexity of his Images?
by Exodies
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:Sea level rise, and castle crumbling, since just after the sea wall collapsed, some 16newpix ago.
Time_sea_level_rise_20130417_1100.png

(As always, red removed, green added.)

Why is the castle being under cut by the under current when Megan's Nub wasn't?
by Exodies
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> Blitzgirl. Cardinal Tempus Viator of the Timewaiters B.O.B. First of the True Followers of Time's time Most True Followerer Sister in Waiting First (and only) Knight of the Knights Temporal Red Spiders Eyes Ghost of PresentPix Time Architect of Signposts Reader Omnilector of Time...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107138
Views: 48722429

Re: 1190: "Time"

Leader: It rains in the hills where the river comes from, right? People : Sure. Leader: Are there other rivers? People : I don't know. What could he mean by "other"? THE river which comes from the hills is made unacceptable because it is rained upon. So he hopes for a different river. He ...

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