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by Exodies
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh wrote:When Cueball made the rooks, he took sand from different places, rather than from just near the base of the ladder, which I, as a lazy person, would have done.
Think there's any significance to that?

Yes. It signifies that you are an ideal person to uphold the commandment "wait for it".
by Exodies
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So after kryton posted about the mobile site, and I deleted my iPhone's "i heart xkcd" app, I searched again in the App Store for xkcd and found a whole buncha xkcd-devoted apps! Anyone use any of them? I have this one from Telmux . It shows the pics, knows which you have seen, has a favo...
by Exodies
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Is there a hydrologist in the house? I'm confused by the ability of Megan's Nub to hold back the "liquid" unless it stretches from the back wall of space to the front one. It seems to be achieving what the Maginot Line so famously failed to do.
by Exodies
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

What does one call a group of Knights Temporal? Watch doesn't seem fitting when they're not on watch. Fortknight? a rather late THIS! I feel sad I missed that discussion, since I like sporks. I'm sure the Loopers won't mind if you do the discussion again. And the non-loopers won't mind either as re...
by Exodies
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

You know who else made a slow moving movie which played out over an extended period of time?

Hari Seldon that's who.

We should perhaps go back and review the Comic as lessons from psychohistory.

EDIT: took me two goes to get his name right.
by Exodies
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

We learned something this weekend - life's too short to wait.
by Exodies
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is your The Other Comic tri-weekly reminder, reminding you that The Other Comic has updated. So are the Temporal Bishops in the previous picture Initiates of Time or Timewaiters? Silence, ye unbeliever! Do not think you can sway our devotion to the One True Comic that easily!! On the topic of ...
by Exodies
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

I propose that we elect Cmyk to the position of Imagician for his skilful juggling of the images.
by Exodies
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

SBN wrote:
Valarya wrote:In unrelated news: Did the search-party for Pope Helper ever turn up? I'm starting to think he isn't taking his pope-ing seriously.


Last recorded words, from April 6th, Outsider time:
Helper wrote:I'ma coma. G'night.

Prolly the cancer's got him
by Exodies
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

I come from page 293 (I've been absent for about 72 TF) and I've only read this page, so excuse me if I'm missing something while writing this. About the "if the comic will have an infinite number of frames, it will certainly loop" theory, I have a very simple counterexample. Let's take t...
by Exodies
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

I come from page 293 (I've been absent for about 72 TF) and I've only read this page, so excuse me if I'm missing something while writing this. About the "if the comic will have an infinite number of frames, it will certainly loop" theory, I have a very simple counterexample. Let's take t...
by Exodies
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

Except for the last few posts, I've seen relatively little numerical analysis of Time so far. Let me look at some basic stuff. Disclaimer: I am a loopist by choice and belief. I believe and hope that Time will eventually loop, though I accept the possibility of some pretty strange loops. Each f...
by Exodies
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

I come from page 293 (I've been absent for about 72 TF) and I've only read this page, so excuse me if I'm missing something while writing this. About the "if the comic will have an infinite number of frames, it will certainly loop" theory, I have a very simple counterexample. Let's take t...
by Exodies
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
Eutychus wrote:Am I the only one starting to be worried about the weight of the sand on those not-interpretation-boards?

Well, if it's 2D sand, then it won't weigh anything. 8-)

As there are no 2d Higgs bosons? Yeah. Right.
by Exodies
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

Those who believe it will continue endlessly with no recurring pattern should be drug into the street and shot. There is a finite number of Pixels in a Frame, so there is a finite number of Frames, so there is a finite number of permutations of those Frames, so if the Comic continues endlessly it i...
by Exodies
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

Has anyone kept track of the creation dates of the images? the most recent was created on the 3/27. (Although the modified says 3/25?) ....supplies long list of this info. ... snipped Possible heresy relating to Outside time. [spoiler]With few exceptions the frames are created 3-25/3-27. Some appea...
by Exodies
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/814c02bb674cf79bfe5140fc56b7e3e2bc429547d8b254a6ae9382e0869975e9.png Is he decrenneling now? At this point I'm going to have to agree with the theory that M&C's plan is to raise the sandsemencoffeecaffinatedbabycancericepixeltoner-castle* to the platform in orde...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1198: "Geologist"
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Views: 11213

Re: 1198: "Geologist"

When a geologist takes a rock sample, they should make high quality high speed recordings of the sounds the rock makes when it splits. Because one day, we will be able to learn something about billions of years ago from them.
by Exodies
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blitzgirl is hereby proclaimed , by the pope of the Eastern Unorthodox Timewaiters, to be anointed with the title Great Pilgrim Of the One True Comic, searcher and quester of the true history, keeper of the sacred traditions, and defender of the sigs. Hmm, quite a mouthful, how about Beautified Ora...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

it's a really shitty observation post if nobody actually observes from it A good observation ^ I must say. There's something for the Grammarians. Can it be called an observation post if it is merely observed? I would say in that case it were an Observed Post, and not an Observation Post. Observatio...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So, just to make sure I understand this... Your nose is out of joint because the discussion about a web COMIC is not taken seriously enough???? That's right, though inelegantly stated. There should be an institution for those who think that calling something a comic implicitly adds it to the Venn d...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

elementropy wrote:
boozledorf wrote:it's a really shitty observation post if nobody actually observes from it

A good observation ^ I must say.

There's something for the Grammarians. Can it be called an observation post if it is merely observed?
by Exodies
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blitzgirl is hereby proclaimed , by the pope of the Eastern Unorthodox Timewaiters, to be anointed with the title Great Pilgrim Of the One True Comic, searcher and quester of the true history, keeper of the sacred traditions, and defender of the sigs. Hmm, quite a mouthful, how about Beautified Ora...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

[cut] I miss my whistle. Here, maybe this'll help: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Hancock_4700_air_whistle.jpg/890px-Hancock_4700_air_whistle.jpg Does it seem strange that I immediately recognized this as a Hancock air whistle? Here's how they sound in actual service: http...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Bob Munck wrote:It's strange that in 12,540 posts, nowhere is Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones.

That is strange. Probably.
by Exodies
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I just legitimately used 'time frame' in an outside context (heresy, I know, there is no Outside), but I had to triple-check that it was actually the correct term. (Final project write-ups using the phrase 'time frames' are ok, 'newpix', probably not.) Hahaha, what has this forum done to me...? Rec...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

jjjdavidson wrote:Gimme that old Time religion,
Gimme that old Time religion,
Gimme that old Time religion,
It's good enough for me!

Bravo
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

So currently we have Knights, Cardinals, Bishops, Popes, Anti-Popes, Timewaiters, what else am I missing... Do we have any Dukes, Arch-Dukes, Duchesses? Or even better, do we have a Holy Timean Emporer(as ordained by one of the churches) yet? There's a Grand Duke living just round the corner. We ha...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

It sure would be nice if there was a thread devoted to discussing the meanings and interpretations of the XKCD comic 'Time', perhaps in addition to this thread. There is a wiki , with a whole page about such things! The wiki and this thread provide a place to join in clubby, posturing granfallooner...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The river is prolly a stream of bat's urine
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Boat was my first thought when the two poles went up. First post here by the way; I've checked on this thread about once a day and I can't even begin to explain how lost I am by only reading about 1 in 3 pages. Boat? /me slaps forehead Two poles means boat? Dearie me. One could post a cartoon of a ...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Aenea wrote:Stop me if you've heard this one:

Hot air balloon to lift the whole thing above the rising sea?

Either that or a yacht race.
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Don't like to quote myself, but for those of you that got the strength: ..And now, with my seventh 111th post, I hereby ask what to do to become a Cardinal? Does I have to walk through ice and fire? Climb (the) seven mountains? (which of them?) Find the one and holy treasure in the ...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
Views: 48702267

Re: 1190: "Time"

Valiant Cookie wrote:I'd say take it to a vote but I don't see an obvious way to set up a vote on a forum like this. Could link to an external vote site I guess.

There is an obvious way to set up a vote on a forum like this. Just say "let's vote on it" and the motion is carried. Couldn't be simpler.
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 223 out of 303 pages. The Architect Age. NP 342. Alas, I came to this thread hundreds of newpix after the Beginning of Time. As penitence for my lateness and as a demonstration of my devotion I have set out on a quest to read every page of the One True Thread, like the noble Beidah ...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

tman2nd wrote:They're making a porch.

Or a stoop. So they can sit out on it like regular folk.
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A proper God would have confounded blah blah by turning their cement into caffeinatedsemenbabycancer. Why be indirect? If it's about building, deal with building materials. If it's about communication, then ok deal with language. Which leads me, by the way, to - if it's about waiting for it, forget...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It's starting to look like a ship to me, with flags flying from the funnels and now the crow's nest, are they getting ready to sail off into the sunset? (I'm sure this has been psoted before as everything has been, but I've only skim-read the thread every day after my daily coma and haven't seen it...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The bible should be called The Babel. The Babel of Time or just The Babel? Babel: In the Bible, a city (now thought to be Babylon) in Shinar where God confounded a presumptuous attempt to build a tower into heaven by confusing the language of its builders into many mutually incomprehensible languag...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107137
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The trapezoidal illusion has become stronger.

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