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by slinches
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

boozledorf wrote:I have had it with him and his slow-ass castle building.
... See you at the next newpix.


Yes, we need more productive castle builders like Megan. I miss Megan.
by slinches
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

IMG.
Fuck you.

EDIT: Wrong pic. But my point stands.


Impatience is blasphemy. Wait for it!
by slinches
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, my GIF program has a delay, originally, it was set to '100' then upon a redditor's request I made it '10'. But that seems too fast. I've made a compromise at '45' now. Let me know if this isn't (fast/slow) enough: That's perfect. It's almost as if you channelled Lord Randall himself. The only...
by slinches
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just wanted to fit in I love it; HAL's commentary on sig-taking had caused at least 2 people to quote him in their sig. Creating a self-referencing loop in my sig only seemed appropriate for an xkcd forum :D I feel like now is the time to mention xkcd #244. Except that time was also 70 new pages ...
by slinches
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just wanted to fit in I love it; HAL's commentary on sig-taking had caused at least 2 people to quote him in their sig. Creating a self-referencing loop in my sig only seemed appropriate for an xkcd forum :D I feel like now is the time to mention xkcd #244. Except that time was also 70 new pages ...
by slinches
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

darthjimmy wrote:Ok cool, it's back to normal now. At least for me.


Yes, just a few minutes micronewpix delayed. Now I have been witness to the two major glitches. The first spawned a new religion, what will this one bring?
by slinches
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

Regarding finding the forums on the website: You can still find the forums if you go to the About link. There's a forum link on that page. I personally think Randall should switch out the Blag link with a link to the forums since he hasn't updated his blog since September of last year. Or the store...
by slinches
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am disappointed that Randall apparently didn't make a realistic tide. It could have started out going slowly downwards turning and then being about to reach the castle when they left, rather than being completely immobile for the hours it must have taken them to build, and then suddenly starting ...
by slinches
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

ThatGingerBrit wrote:Where's she going?


To get a towel. I'm still amazed at their unpreparedness. Who forgets their towel when they go to the beach? (Or when they travel through Time)

Alternatively, to get something to drink to wash out the taste of whatever liquid that is.
by slinches
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't know how anyone can be depressed. We have new xkcd to look at on a Thursday!
by slinches
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> Does anybody else think this is beginning to look unbeachlike (word?) like? Do beaches usually curve that much? Yes, but only due to the quantity of sand castles and lack of anything else. Anybody else notice the complete absence of beach paraphernalia? I'd have expected to see an umbrella o...
by slinches
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

The zooming just did a sharp deceleration. Here's the continued list of relative frame coverages: 62:30 - 100.00% 63:00 - 100.00% 63:30 - 100.18% 64:00 - 100.50% 64:30 - 101.05% 65:00 - 102.09% 65:30 - 103.12% 66:00 - 104.21% 66:30 - 105.31% 67:00 - 106.40% 67:30 - 107.01% 68:00 - 108.72% 68:30 - 1...
by slinches
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

I rapidly scanned through the images using http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/ and I think it looks like the start of a pan up/left and zoom out revealing more of the beach.
by slinches
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

AluisioASG wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:
lovepirate wrote:
inhalvast wrote:
fixer wrote:
benjaminswill wrote:I'm having the urge to just post "Wait for it." as a reply to every message.


Wait for it...


Wait for it.


Wait for it.

Waitception.


Wait for it.



Hey, no recursing. http://xkcd.com/244/
by slinches
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

Fitzypyro wrote:
ugmhemhe wrote:did he just slip, or did he do it intentionally?

considering he was hiding im going to guess intentionally


I think he slipped while trying to sneak out of the frame. Who would he have been hiding from if not us?
by slinches
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

Alternative theory: The comic is a promotion for the forum to make up for dropping the link on the main page. (I signed up for this thread too, although I've been lurking for a while) Ah. Can someone point me to the reason this happened? (I accept theories, too.) The "What If" link replac...
by slinches
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm thinking this might be an interactive version of the "a watched pot never boils" concept? Oh, absolutely. I hope to one day see the graphs of "refresh-clicks-of-comic", "refresh-clicks-of-forum", "new-posts-in-forum", etc. and see them spike ridiculously ...
by slinches
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

The nonlinear progression of time in this comic has been mentioned a few times, but has anyone compared the speed of changes in the comic against the number of people viewing the page? It seems like the changes are smaller around obvious end points like noon and midinght. I'm thinking this might be ...
by slinches
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is it just me or does he seem to be building more slowly than the girl? Maybe he wants to be very precise? Or perhaps he's just working on parts of it that we can't see. After watching the .gif it looks like she's done most of the work including nearly all of the battlements. Maybe he just isn't ve...
by slinches
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

Her side of the top spire is not finished...odd that she's leaving. It's fun hearing "she's watching a sunset" and then, bam, she's gone in the other direction. haha! :lol: If they're on the east coast the sunset would be toward the left. :mrgreen: Of course, that's only if the body of wa...
by slinches
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107235
Views: 50132956

Re: 1190: "Time"

Has anyone else noticed that uni.xkcd doesn't work with this comic? It just shows the first image on my browser and doesn't update. Also, I can confirm that there has been no evidence of a tide up through time50. I was attempting to calculate how long it will be until the castle is washed away, but ...

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