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by PhoenixRising
Thu May 02, 2013 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

484/495 (I ninja'd my way back for a few more newpages 8-) ). Megan and Cueball are still walking, but now Megan made reference to needing to use a steam bottle. Since everyone seems to be baffled by this, at least in my Present, here are my thoughts: A lot of time has passed since the fade, and M&a...
by PhoenixRising
Thu May 02, 2013 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

481/495. I'm close enough to feel it (probably 2.5-3h away), but again I'm being hauled away by the Outside. But I'll be back! Helper, HAL, and Opiboble returned from prolonged absences, and there was much rejoicing and chaos. An odd gray streak has appeared in the OTC and been suitably welcomed as ...
by PhoenixRising
Thu May 02, 2013 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

473/494. A few more bag jokes here, together with much discussion about how M&C could have walked left from the castles Kingdoi but be seen going right here. No real consensus yet but some very good ideas. Yeah, another mini-novel: Hmm...what other big (not bag) theories do we have left ...
by PhoenixRising
Thu May 02, 2013 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

471/494. Bags, bags errywhere! More replies: Hmm is the 466th page a good place to finally de-lurk? I think it is. I read the first 50 pages, and then gave up any hope of having the resolve to be a true follower of Time. I've been reading random pages here and there, though, and checking in on t...
by PhoenixRising
Thu May 02, 2013 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

465/493. Posting in the Future seems to have slowed to a crawl again. Good for a final sprint (or two). Megan and Cueball (Cuegan?) have taken a break, sitting in much the same positions they did in the first frame. Everyone is flipping out thinking a loop is imminent. Just like my last signpost, I'...
by PhoenixRising
Thu May 02, 2013 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

460/492. Megan and Cueball walk in total silence (well, not quite - broken just before I reached this Newpage), causing marvel at the depth of their relationship. The celebration for BlitzGirl continues - I propose it continues for as long as her quest was. Meanwhile I'm roughly halfway caught up, a...
by PhoenixRising
Wed May 01, 2013 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

456/492. More new faces popping up to congratulate BlitzGirl and share their stories of traveling through time. What an enjoyable period to roam through. :D I can't be far behind now, the atmosphere of this thread is still strong in those pastposts... Small wall of replies (in the hope that this min...
by PhoenixRising
Wed May 01, 2013 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

453/491. I seem to have regained whatever ground I lost between coma and work, and I'm under 40 pages to go again. Woo! I'll have to break to update the quotes wiki again, though. My browser's tab bar is filling with all the things to be wiki'd. Dangitall, stop being so quotable! All of you! The Fad...
by PhoenixRising
Wed May 01, 2013 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

445/480. Breaking again to coma and work, but I'll try to make one huge sprint afterward. Wish me luck! (I half expect it'll take an extra day, based on my speed today, but we'll see what happens. Easy reading is fast reading and rumor has it the reading gets easier soon...) Wall of replies: Hello a...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

436/472. So many new people popping out of nowhere as the OTC apparently winds down. I see mentions of "this is my first|second|third post" but high postcounts on several of them, so I have a feeling there will be more new faces once I get back to the Present! :) Wall of replies: I don'...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

433/472. Finally dropped under 40 pages to go, as apparently the postrate in the Future has slowed again. (Hopefully this doesn't mean my frequent signposts end up double-posting or dominating pages... somebody sig-warn me if that becomes the case, please?) Wall of replies: Yes! I did it! I did it! ...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

428/471. Speculation about the end of the OTC abounds, as does the randomness and off-topic chatter that's been present almost the entire way. Another wall-of-text: I found it quick stunning how different the 'colour' 1 looks in a picture editor, rather than in IE. IE still looks essentially...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

417/467. Only 50 to go. Haikus (Haiku?) abound, and The Lightening has just begun. Truly exciting times! Wall of replies: Hello brothers and sisters. I thought this would be a good time to join, as events are clearly just starting to warm up. I was also roused into action by the post 2^14 milestone....
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

410/466. Looks like posting may have slowed down in my Future (your Present)? This is encouraging. So is the entire afternoon I have free for this... :mrgreen: BOMBAY BADONKADONG http://images.wikia.com/xkcd-time/images/e/e9/Wave.png I propose all future spoofs be posted on the hour. I'm confused se...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

Page 406/460. Being dragged away... halp! Time to break for a bit. I need to update the quotes wiki anyway, I have enough to fill my entire tab-bar... Having seen more sigs congratulating BlitzGirl on making it to the present, I've changed my own. Congrats, oh most mighty Traveler of Time! Psst... P...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

My turn to pull a BlitzGirl - I'm over 60 pages behind after failing to follow the progress of the OTC for a few days. I did, however, catch some late sigcouragement for her, and noticed mentions of time fading - I just had to sneak a peek... :roll: It looks like the loopists were right! I expect it...
by PhoenixRising
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

Latent22 wrote:What the hell is that sticking out bendy tower she just finished?


Almost looks like a boiler stack, similar to those used on old boats (I think).
by PhoenixRising
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

NING NANG NONG! I have no idea what I just watched. It does, however, appear to conform to the level of sanity and coherence being displayed in this thread, so I like it immensely. Of course! IT! IT is the true source of all! But IT is mysterious, and in many ways, ultimately unknowable... I am? *m...
by PhoenixRising
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yes it is very interesting how Time caused so many xkcd fans to delurk and take part in this thread. I wonder if some of the old-timer xkcd forumites look in this needle-pulled-thingy and feel like this has moved in next door to them: http://www.straighterline.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/image-archiv...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

Why rot13? Before the Eternal September , when Usenet ruled the internet, rot13 was used when making a potentially offending post. This allowed the reader to choose whether to read it, and to "be warned." 13 was chosen because encode and decode are the same function. (Obviously messag...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

I figured it was a rot[n] of some sort, but was too lazy at the time to decode it. Why rot13? I suppose I'm a n00b too. Rot13, performed twice, returns the original text. If I understand correctly it's basically a "lazy man's ultra-easy cipher." 1 EDIT: I stopped being lazy long enough to...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5583349/xkcd_TIME_seaman.gif :shock: :lol: My internets. Take them all. EDIT: I just have to ask, what language is that message in your sig in? Psst: http://www.rot13.com/ ..really? XD I thought it was some "geek language," Elvish or Klingon or somethin...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

That brief moment of ninja editing is disconcerting. ALL EDITS MUST BE KNOWN TO BALANCE TIME AND BLITZGIRL. Why am I suddenly tempted to start going back and editing my old posts so they contains quotes from the future? Or worse yet, swap them around. I could go back and make it appear that I preem...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

Think there is time for an update: Votes so far: ***** First frame *: 6 ¤ 25th : 1 52th : 1 61th : 1 78th: : 2 107th : 1 167th : 1 385th : 1 403th : 1 404th : 3 Last**: 2 *Because I am not Lord Randall the Almighty, the "first" frame referred to is the first at http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1200: "Authorization"
Replies: 47
Views: 14738

Re: 1200: "Authorization"

Step 1: move all passwords to KeePass. Step 2: set KeePass to lock after X seconds of inactivity, where X is some reasonable number (BHG has his set to 1). Step 3: ??? Step 4: Profit. And you get the additional benefit of having strong passwords without needing to resort to correct horse battery sta...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

WAIT, WHAT?!??? I'm about to coma and I see I'm interim Pope?!?? I'm in the past, I know not what this means! *kneels* Praises to you, your Holinessess, ye temporal shepherdess! I seek guidance. Wouldst thou bless me with thy wisdom? My timeline has collapsed and I find myself on my third post, for...
by PhoenixRising
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

I suggest a clarification to the Pope-for-a-page rule in that the new Pope is the first one whose post actually appears on the newpage (if posts beforehand are added [from new users] or deleted, the title doesn't change hands) that is not purely for the purpose of becoming temporary Pope (to preven...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip>Speaking of which, it is Time for me to keep traversing the thread of Time. I have newpages to go before I coma. With apologies to Robert Frost : "Stopping by Fora on a Caffeinatedcancerbaby Evening" Whose fora these are I think I know. His work is on the comic though; He will not s...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

Apparently this was enough to kill BBCode. I'd say we're quite safe from the Singularity at the moment. :P Mwa-ha-ha, just as I'd pla—I have no idea what you're talking about. lol. Nobody expects an incomprehensible explanation! All I meant was that, if BBCode isn't even smart enough to fix imprope...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

Apparently this was enough to kill BBCode. I'd say we're quite safe from the Singularity at the moment. :P Mwa-ha-ha, just as I'd pla—I have no idea what you're talking about. lol. Nobody expects an incomprehensible explanation! All I meant was that, if BBCode isn't even smart enough to fix imprope...
by PhoenixRising
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

the mobile version is m.xkcd.com which has a [alt text] button to tap and reveal the 'secret message' I imagine this will work better in many ways than the I heart XKCD app. OTOH, the app lets me mark some strips as favorites, so... hmm. Suggestion: get the XKCD browser app to replace the I heart X...
by PhoenixRising
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

edo wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Here are the last two

Vielen Dank!

buffygirl wrote:Ire schmire.... wait, what does ire actually mean?
Well... can a phoenix rise from the ashes twice?


Speaking from experience, yes.
by PhoenixRising
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

Couple of quick notes before I coma: * The comic is, indeed, still down. * Randall doesn't read the forums (as multiple mods testified, although I'm not digging through at least 150 pages to find exact quotes.) Therefore, unless Randall is posting without reading, and is relying on telepathy to know...
by PhoenixRising
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

Interesting thought.... I would be happy with an End-of-Time that loops or one with a specific punchline, determined by Lord Randall. I just hope it doesn't degrade in comic entropy or simply fizzle out. That would be hard not to have the resolution. It would be like ( Edit: snipped instead of spoi...
by PhoenixRising
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

There is a grave matter, a matter which I hesitate to mention, but which I am obligated to reveal. Dieu Le temps n'est pas content, nous avons des ennemis de la foi dans le Royaume Château de Sable. The Order of the Knights Temporal, long believed the most staunch and sacred defenders of Time, have...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

How did you even get here? You must be lost. Don't you know it's dangerous to be wandering alone?? Huh? I'm not sure what you're talking about - I've always been here... :wink: ...why is this being marked as spam? Look at my footnotes again. :P Nothing references the footnote in question, therefore...
by PhoenixRising
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

Spoiler:
Image


Edit: ninja'd.

Now where'd all those sticks come from?
by PhoenixRising
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So just getting this straight: the four religious groups are the Eastern Unorthodox Church, the Western Paradox Church, the Knights Temporal (north), and the Inquisition (which I assume will claim south)? I don't believe the Inquisition is considered a religious group. (Or even a group at all yet? ...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

[snip] ...Want in? Yeh sure. Whatever. Then I grant you Knighthood. You're now a Knight of Time or something. Try not to kill grandpa. Hmm, I rather like this quoting yourself to perform said actions. And if you are quoting yourself, do you have to have previously said said quote? As a Knight Tempo...
by PhoenixRising
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106824
Views: 45906364

Re: 1190: "Time"

[snip] ...Want in? Yeh sure. Whatever. Then I grant you Knighthood. You're now a Knight of Time or something. Try not to kill grandpa. Hmm, I rather like this quoting yourself to perform said actions. And if you are quoting yourself, do you have to have previously said said quote? As a Knight Tempo...

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