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by higgs-boson
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 37865539

Re: Blindpost from NP1366

Earthling on Mars wrote:I like the idea of LaPetite as a sailor.
Image
(from http://www.xkcd.com/372/)


I was tempted to pun a Sailor Moon quote.
But I am too frightened of BlitzGirl. :oops:
by higgs-boson
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"


IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE.


Spoiler:
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.... much worse.
by higgs-boson
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is not a smiley. It is a thumbnail! :-P How it not a smiley? Because it still looks like the original and not "cartoonised"? I did try it that way but preferred the more realistic version. Also I gave it a transparent background, and had to draw all the squiggly bits by hand because ...
by higgs-boson
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: :Subject

Suddenly I'm glad that my haberdashed avatar was created with a certain artistic license, without alpha channel and almost not smileytransformable. Was that a challenge? I consider that a challenge! CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=39485 CHALLENGE ACCEPTANCE ACCEPTED....
by higgs-boson
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: Feel the wrath of the PUNSAW!

http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=39451 ALL PUNNERS SHALL BE MOWED DOWN BY MY AWESOMEFUL NEW SMILEY (THIS INCLUDES HAMOLPIES) Suddenly I'm glad that my haberdashed avatar was created with a certain artistic license, without alpha channel and almost not smileytransformable.
by higgs-boson
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0059: "Updating a Printed Wikipedia"
Replies: 34
Views: 21026

Re: What-If 0059: "Updating a Printed Wikipedia"

In America we tend to use a brand's name in place of a product name when one brand has a large market share. Such as 'Legos' vs. 'small plastic blocks' Surely we play with lego(s) in Europe and probably anywhere in the world, as it's the sole manufacturer of fitting lego bricks. But I didn't expect...
by higgs-boson
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:41 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0059: "Updating a Printed Wikipedia"
Replies: 34
Views: 21026

What-If 0059: "Updating a Printed Wikipedia"

Updating a Printed Wikipedia If you had a printed version of the whole of (say, the English) Wikipedia, how many printers would you need in order to keep up with the changes made to the live version? Marein Könings Short Answer: http://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/59/wiki_count.png (for text onl...
by higgs-boson
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

If GLR would have painted the OTC by hand, the mouseover text of today's new What-If (Updating a printed wikipedia) last image would give a good impression on how he might have got his weird ideas.
by higgs-boson
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

JGeezer wrote:THE NEW OTTER

I find this point to be made with exceptional accuracy. (thumps up)
by higgs-boson
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

If you ever get bored, mscha - what about integrating the manips / mashups and spin-offs in your excellent Time viewer? :-) Mscha had already considered this but abandoned the idea for there is no reliable way to determine the correlation between OTColorization/Manip and the timeframe. With my data...
by higgs-boson
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

K ONG SIDES... http://xkcd.mscha.org/otcstories/lucky0018.png -- posted by newpixbot If you ever get bored, mscha - what about integrating the manips / mashups and spin-offs in your excellent Time viewer? :-) I regret that we do not have a good inventory on which books/cinematics we already have ad...
by higgs-boson
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

EPOCH FAILONG
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Spoiler:
missed_by_about_13500_years_and_3124_km.png
by higgs-boson
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

FLUXONG
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Spoiler:
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by higgs-boson
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just thought I would bring a feature of the forums to light... it's possible to get the personal story of posts in the OTT for any given OTTer. For example here is my story: http://forums.xkcd.com/search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=a&sr=posts&t=101043&ch=-1&author=kieryn ... What a... ...
by higgs-boson
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ketchup incoming! http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Tomatina_2006.jpg/320px-Tomatina_2006.jpg I don't know what to say. I'm back in the present, and my prediction that the posts should be fast-readable (since Time has ended) was - as my pridictions usually are - wrong. It look...
by higgs-boson
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am back, but I am not with you, yet. This makes this a blindpost, but I strongly believe that the post contains some kind of originality. If you feel like replying and want me to read your reply soon, please consider a PM - I am more than 100 newpages in the past. I assume a larger-than-usual bunc...
by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

(Churchill)
by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

now hold tight...
by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks to Fran Walsh, Howard Shore, and Annie Lennox for this touching piece of music, which reflects my current emotions pretty well.



I am listening.
by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Like the 40, we emerge, blinking, into a new world. A *changed* world. Our journey to that world was pretty amazing, too. No. We changed. @mscha: I guess geekwagon.net beats mscha.org for a consumer-type user friendlyness. The scientist would, proabably, pick mscha.org. For the greater good: What a...
by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't know what to say, I dropped my luggage have an hour ago and checked with the smartphone (couldn't resist) for the next newpix... well. Hum. The moment is as good as one or two others we passed - Remember that "bye" at the sand castles. Or the arrival in beanie-town. I would not hav...
by higgs-boson
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindpost: NP 1168 ... 79 pages to ketchup... going backwards. I may become one of those souls condemned to ketchup permanently. (Was it Exodies who was in that position?) Anyway, exciting times (RUN) continue.. I was surprised at the number sourpusses around complaining about Rosetta's reveals. Ne...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

A little side-project I've just started working on: The OTC Narrative Chart http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38340&sid=e9e353ac5c509c40ef9fe52b69579fba For those who don't know how to read it: http://xkcd.com/657 . Horizontal axis is time (not to scale), ver...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cueball's solution to make sure you're always going forward: Assign the name front to whichever side faces the direction your currently traveling. Brilliant system that never fails as long as you keep moving. This is a not unusual move. You might say it would be unwise to raise the allowable pestic...
by higgs-boson
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: UpriverONG

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/54ffdae33abfa72739079824c96bdc5889e184e8af33e68cac59c994e96c7fe3.png I hate it when the preview doesn't tell me I'm ninja'd.... As long as the ONGs is redacted you'd probably not be ninja'd, anyway. :) What about combining ONGing with something witty about the image...
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

RAFTBUILDONG
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by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

It is time to get in the mood for the next expisode of The Exodus . The most famous artists - although their fame does not hail from their competence as singers - in a very touching performance: Row, row, row your boat (do I have to say more?). The OTT version would indeed not need that much changes.
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

foilman wrote:New plan ONG...
Spoiler:
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" BASICALLY .... RUN! "
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey, Cuegan is awfully cozy this newpix... http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38254 http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38295 "Caaaaaan you feeeeel the loooove tonight..." note quite redundant On the other hand, Cueball has had his moment some time ago, too:...
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Luckily LaPetite is no professional.
Spoiler:
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Redundant
Spoiler:
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by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Kids.
Always coming up with something not quite expected.
I know that for a fact.
by higgs-boson
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

The main difference is that the kids have gotten excited - the little-moving boy stood up and Mini-Bunny moved up to see better. The obscured woman behind the tallest Bangs Brother also moved closer. It appears that LaPetite has lashed something to the front of the "ship" - maybe somethin...
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Not a hat, a bun of hair, definitely not La Petite, and hmmm, not all of the 40 are there, so not clear that everyone is safe yet. Hair style could indicate advanced age - Granny's the herd stallion matriarch? EDIT: Papal decree: DON'T PANIC . All will be well a,b a If not in this life, then in the...
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
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Re: Random musings

The Gibraltar gap is NOT A BATHTUB and NOT A RIVER. [long text I actually read and found very interesting. If you skipped it - reconsider] I doubt Cuegan or their people will do these calculations. Ehrm... so if the barrier opens up fast enough you do expect .... s/Château d'If/Château d'Eau/g
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

That ... sounds like a prefix for Megan losing her footing. The one good thing is that the current will sweep her and the bag towards shallower waters, rather than suck her out deeper, so she should be able to recover her footing. Hopefully she won't lose the bag with the maps, though. The current ...
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0055: "Random Sneeze Call"
Replies: 37
Views: 17046

Re: What-If 0055: "Random Sneeze Call"

[*]your mobile, but you were busy in the victim's house: You lost. Since you are having a smart phone with GPS tracking you are placed in the victim's domain. Get a lawyer.[/list] have we seen too much crime tv? gps tracking is a feature you may use to track your movement, but the police won't see ...
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0055: "Random Sneeze Call"
Replies: 37
Views: 17046

Re: What-If 0055: "Random Sneeze Call"

Also, I have a feeling that somebody who just murdered someone is quite unlikely to pick up their phone. Depends. ⋅ your own ground and it is your landline. Could be your pregnant wife. Get the phone. ⋅ as above, but your mobile: Still get the phone. ⋅ as above, but th...
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
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Re: 1190: "Time"

higgs-boson wrote:Cueball fell into the hole where What-if#55 should have been for hours by now. :-(

Woah, I didn't know I am that good. The dead link wasn't dead for very long... I should have made this posting 6 hours earlier.

Random Sneeze Call. If everything is connected, Cueball will get a cold.
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0055: "Random Sneeze Call"
Replies: 37
Views: 17046

What-If 0055: "Random Sneeze Call"

What-If 0055 : If you call a random phone number and say “God bless you”, what are the chances that the person who answers just sneezed? On average, not just in spring or fall. –Mimi http://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/55/sneeze_double.png Finally. Randall, we were concerned about your well-being. My new...
by higgs-boson
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106212
Views: 37865539

Re: 1190: "Time"

Rand-damnit Cueball! I implored you to be careful! :x I quite startled while scrolling through the OTT and came upon the latest np. I am willing to bet that they do not realize they are at the edge of something, perhaps a riverbank or cliff? They should have used some rope! ETA @CasCat I think we a...

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