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by Exodies
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm joining your religion - would you cannonize me a Revered Apostate?. I'm afraid we abhor shooting people with cannons, especially those not wearing pointed helmets. We also have no cannons left. So, welcome, and can find someone to revere you. And abhor. Was the request to be shot with a cannon,...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

These last few frames make me suspect that Randall The Lord of Time is aware of this thread. Given that, a couple of possibilites come to mind. - He is a bit mean, given that he made Cueball taste the Fluid. Or, more likely: - He, as Cueball, is expressing distaste at the description of the Fluid i...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Will this be the first full length feature film which has been analysed frame by frame? Depends - are we counting the fictional film professor in The Freshman who was obsessed with The Godfather? No, because it didn't happen. This is happening, now, in frametime, as we msg. How do you know? Paul Be...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

histrion wrote:
Exodies wrote:Will this be the first full length feature film which has been analysed frame by frame?


Depends - are we counting the fictional film professor in The Freshman who was obsessed with The Godfather?


No, because it didn't happen. This is happening, now, in frametime, as we msg.
by Exodies
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

But Megans was definitely a dialogue, while Cueballs was a monologue. You seem to be under the common misconception that a dialogue requires two people. "Dialogue" is any speech at all, no matter how many people are involved. It is as common a misconception as common it could be, even the...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Shifting a bit again http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/a4a11e783d31b4754461460113934471e780febf3dfed03f3b3d328ff69d9d0a.png [edit] Looks like he picked up some water, a few drops are falling off his hands. 'Water' snort. Will this be the first full length feature film which has been analysed frame b...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Actaeus wrote:
partingLance wrote:semencoffeecancerbaby


I'm a late arrival (started lurking in the last few days of the Madness). WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?


It's a universal panacea for the mysteries of life
by Exodies
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Point 2 (to avoid the newly discovered crime of double posting (new to me, that is)) the box is a tool box containing the bolts she is using to fasten the horizontal to the verticals. I thought she was using the rope to fasten them together. Neigh lad, the rope was used to hoist the crosspiece to t...
by Exodies
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

So: a thought about the "hourglass" theory. What if the "river" refers to the stream coming from the top chamber, and the "sea" is, in fact the level of sand in the bottom? This of course ignores the concept that an hourglass tends to create a rising cone-shaped pile o...
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is the diff wizard in a coma?
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/e3e8169439be717a5661dba80cca623330516d87749f5c5bd83d4a4aae19b89a.png DONG Maybe Megan is gonna be a human canonball and launch herself to destroy the tiny castles in one swoop! edit: though that doesn't make sense with a 2nd possible platform space (2 right poles). ...
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't think I need to provide references, youse guys are on the ball. 'Strawberries' immediately invoked Doctor Who, even from a guy who hadn't seen it.
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Has anyone else noticed the complete and total lack of wind? The flags have not moved one pixel since being erected. I actually think that those are plastic flags. Maybe they're eighth notes, and M&C are now building staves. Garrath Blackstock made them out of chocolate. Maybe that musician who...
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8636cfd06799c0212d474c2d813aaa860451eeae6598ee97e3acf78acdec5635.png All that work with the poles etc and they've no so much as kicked a flag over by mistake... Definitely a stair... or a rail? Definitely a rail. Stairs go up and down, rails left to right or front t...
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

beargarden wrote:I was of the opinion that the box had flags they were going to fly from the poles, but they haven't actually seemed to take anything from the box... Aside from whatever it was Megan through over her shoulder however long back.

I thought she was digging post holes.
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

I thought it would be useful to keep a record of the activities that being a TimeWaiter (and variants) has displaced. List in the Time Wiki
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107158
Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

It would be very satisfying to be able to watch One True Comic - the Movie play backwards.
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's something you can do with sticks on a beach
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by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

⋅ The river. No one supposed Arwen Undómiel playing a part in it (and with regret I do not expect the Evenstar doing so, too *sniff*), but the water level rises. No, it doesn't, it actually retreated a little this week. It's the sea that is rising, but we don't understand what it's doing....
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Having done a quick search, I didn't find that this has been posted on here before, so I thought I'd share it: http://thred.github.io/xkcd-time-catapult/ That's the most useless waste of pixels I've ever seen. Not sure if there's a level of sarcasm there, but in case you haven't gotten it going yet...
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

dreiarmumig wrote:Having done a quick search, I didn't find that this has been posted on here before, so I thought I'd share it: http://thred.github.io/xkcd-time-catapult/

That's the most useless waste of pixels I've ever seen.
by Exodies
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Do you seë the flyïng thïng? It is there. It is flying. Whät cän it be other thän a fössilized semëncancërcöffeëbabië? I saw several flying things, until I wiped off my monitor screen, whereupon I saw only one. Do you mean the thing she's throwing over her shoulder? She'd have to be pretty strong t...
by Exodies
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

At least we learnt one thing this weekend - Time isn't made of strawberries.
by Exodies
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't think they planned any of this. If we go back (or is it forward? Or sideways?) to the Big Dong, Frame 1, they are simply busy waiting. If they had a plan to build something with the local materials they would have got on with it.

Also: hurry up and Wait is a Blondie lyric.
by Exodies
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

RobIrr wrote:Image

No cueball, just Megan with yet another mysterious object ...


These things are boxes with handles; she holds them near the top.
by Exodies
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Luxembourgish for to wait is waarden.
I don't accept the concept of 'a bit late'.
by Exodies
Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

If they are building a larger trebuchet, they will need larger plutonium pellets than the single pixel ones we have seen so far. Somewhere nearby must be a radioactive materials storage depot (or pebble beach in Outsider speak).
by Exodies
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hurry up.
by Exodies
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Intrexa wrote:
Roia wrote:It'll be a lame analogy once (if?) the comic ends, but I like it for now anyway.


I'm almost positive this comic is Randalls commentary on global warming. The "I don't understand what the ocean is doing" is what really hit it home for me.

Pay attention. It's called Time, not Temperature.
by Exodies
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/3b07b7576799759a48cf553707ffc533e0729bf9c3caba43d80bee0e0fe253da.png Interesting So, is she stealing the next part from the beavers in the river? Or helping Cueball hauling the loot over? EDIT: Megan is gone, so I think this is the end. Bringing in the pole was the ...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/3b07b7576799759a48cf553707ffc533e0729bf9c3caba43d80bee0e0fe253da.png Interesting So, is she stealing the next part from the beavers in the river? Or helping Cueball hauling the loot over? EDIT: Megan is gone, so I think this is the end. Bringing in the pole was the ...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

You're also all* assuming that this is two-dimensional, so there can be no foreshortening. Which is funny, because I'm the one who suggested that Occam's razor suggested no need for a third spatial dimension. (It doesn't really.) * or "y'all are also" Occam's razor works fine for deciding...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is "grammar Nazi" perfectly legit English? ; - ) EDIT: Ha! Godwin's Law finally duly entered TIME, just before 10k! I was going to posit a version stating that any sufficiently long xkcd forum thread is bound to end up discussing the spelling of "its" vs "it's". Becaus...
by Exodies
Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

kryton wrote:If this were flatland they would have to go over the sandcastles, there would be no behind the castles.

And they wouldn't be able to make the holes - arches we saw before the Attack Of The Great Trebuchet
by Exodies
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It's is the contraction of "It is". Its is the possessive of it. Not if It is the name of a person. E.g.: "That is It's book" or "Who's that cursed hat?" "It's It's". That is its book. You've written "That is it is book." It's its. You've written &q...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I just want to say I'm shocked by Mr Moriarty's signature: granite with port? Port goes better with sedimentary rock - limestone or possibly a light sandstone. If you want something harder, try marble... I was in an airport (yes, Waiting For It) and there was a group of geologists on their way to a...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Won't it be grand if we are not disappointed by the denouement?
by Exodies
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I spose we are lucky that they aren't at home playing computer while they Wait For It. Watching the castle building passtime was much more fun than looking at them looking at a screen would have been.
by Exodies
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Been lurking since page three or so, through the madness and all. Almost wrote something like "NFW I'm reading eighty-seven pages" back when that was all there were. Anyway, I like the self-reference on the middle tower. First thing that's happened (to the actual True Comic, or whatever y...
by Exodies
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 48945490

Re: 1190: "Time"

Been lurking since page three or so, through the madness and all. Almost wrote something like "NFW I'm reading eighty-seven pages" back when that was all there were. Anyway, I like the self-reference on the middle tower. First thing that's happened (to the actual True Comic, or whatever y...

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