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by Caswallon
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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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 message se...
by Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5583349/xkcd_TIME_seaman.gif Damnit, now I can't stop laughing! Edit: Sorry for the double post ;) :) I'd be shocked if the mods even bother with this thread anymore. They may be letting us go, planning to use this thread as a test environment for fut...
by Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

cmyk wrote:
Spoiler:
Image

Damnit, now I can't stop laughing!

Edit: Sorry for the double post ;)
by Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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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 Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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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 Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Also, the castle was built by Cueball, and the dike (NOT dyke! Different thing entirely!) by Megan. Just sayin'. Yes, please. If you're trying to be funny, than fine. Crude humor, but fine. If you don't know how to spell dike, then this lesson might save you some embarrassment in some future time. ...
by Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

If you had to pick just one timeframe to symbolise the whole of the One True Comic, witch would it be? I need just that for a outside-originated project, but can not decide witch to use... preferably one before NP 124, for the simplicity. Can you help? I think it should be the first Frame...not bec...
by Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Just an attempt to resolve the dimensionality puzzle. Basics To be able to analyze the OTC, one has to establish a line of reference. A lot of discussion has been going on about the dimensionality of the world Cueball and Megan are living in. 2D Though obviously removing a lot of inconsistencies, l...
by Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Could anyone gen together something so that you could time the frame number or time&date of two frames and automatically produce these red green images? I'm not computer savvy so no idea if it would work. mscha has been making a lot of the comparison images, they may be able to help you. FW...
by Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Someone asked a few frames ago what was Cueball building on the right end of the platform, and now he's making it taller... http://enumerated-powers.com/pics/crop.jpg I speculate it is a 'barrier' to the sea like the little one Megan built at the shoreline, in case the level rises that ...
by Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

spamjam wrote:Image

Ow, it appears she whacked her head on the mini-trebuchet...
by Caswallon
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
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Re: 1190: "Time"

EDIT: And while I'm at it, who approved this??? What happened to Blitzgirl-as-pope? I have not the opportunity to read the pages I have missed, how am I to know what this means? Blitzgirl doesn't want to be Pope. Well, we weren't exactly going to ask her, anyway. So how do we determine a pope anywa...
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wet, packed sand is over 2,000 kg/cubic meter [1]. Not sure how well they reinforced that structure... [1]: http://www.aqua-calc.com/calculate/volume-to-weight Well, considering that so far everything in the One True Comic has abided by all laws of physics, structural analysis, engineering, fluid d...
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

HAL9000 wrote:We have a wiki!

Subtle ;)
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 289 out of 341 pages. The Scaffolding Continued. NP 521. This is all too much. I need to coma. Hopefully Pope Helper shows up somewhere in the thread between my present and your present, and we can forget this whole thing even came up. I don't know if Helper will come back, or will ...
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

*ducks flying vegetables* Ducks flying vegetables? Really, now, this is getting ridiculous. First of all, where would they even get pilots' licences??? From the academy of course! Does it rain there? And if so, is it in the middle of the sea? Strangely enough, it rains cats and dogs. Not only do we...
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Qalyar wrote:
Asthanius wrote:
fhorn wrote:
Caswallon wrote:*ducks flying vegetables*

Ducks flying vegetables? Really, now, this is getting ridiculous.
First of all, where would they even get pilots' licences???

From the academy of course!

Does it rain there?

And if so, is it in the middle of the sea?
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Someone earlier in the needle-pulled-thingy - sorry, I don't recall who - said that C's quote about raining on the sea being "a waste" was probably a reference to Isaac Asimov's book Asimov on Numbers. I was able to find a copy of that book in PDF form online, but haven't had a chance to ...
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Proper cooking methods for heretics aside, I'm trying to figure out what's going on with the dialogue. I think there are really two viable options from here. Either the characters really don't understand the world around them, except for structural engineering and ballistics, which is more than a b...
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Flotter wrote:B/G/DONG:
And thanks for the update, BlitzGirl. You're catching up quite nicely, keep up the good work!

And soon she will be in the present, but how are we going to keep track of the passage of past time?
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 281 out of 337 pages. The Scaffolding Continued. NP 495. Hope! In the past few newpages, two separate people have returned from journeys through the thread of Time, rereading newpages-that-were and posting when they at last came to the Now of the thread. It is possible! Meanwhile, t...
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50372773

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 275 out of 336 pages. The Tasting. NP 484. Amid the boxes of Schrödinger's bobcat and PAIN, creativity blooms. There are some glorious Time fanarts done by jdc showing both Cueball and a terrifying dinosaur. Much of the recent past-discussion has concerned hourglasses, and after see...
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 275 out of 336 pages. The Tasting. NP 484. Forsake my Quest? Never! I shall Quest to the end of Time if I have to (and probably beyond that, as more posts will subsequently be added to the thread of Time). Spoken like a true Knight Temporal. Or a true Temporal Illuminati, if they ex...
by Caswallon
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 275 out of 336 pages. The Tasting. NP 484. Amid the boxes of Schrödinger's bobcat and PAIN, creativity blooms. There are some glorious Time fanarts done by jdc showing both Cueball and a terrifying dinosaur. Much of the recent past-discussion has concerned hourglasses, and after see...
by Caswallon
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

In case anyone is interested: Water-level update. http://kieryn.com/xkcd-time/img/water-level.png Despite the brief increase Not this fast the water rise rate remains pretty stable. I like the analysis we are giving the frames of the comic. Have we tried applying best fit quadratics to the water ra...
by Caswallon
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I am from the past to claim that I have caught up with the future!
Now to take off to the outside to revel in the present.
by Caswallon
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

KarMann wrote:Added: NewPix!
Image

The water is starting to seep through! the bottom layer of pixels behind the dike have filled in.
by Caswallon
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

As a ranking member, which I am not, of The Temporal Illuminati, which doesn't exist, I proclaim Blitzgirl, which I can't, the rank of Red Spiders Eyes, which I will deny, forever and in perpetuity. Nyy unvy gur Grzcbeny Vyyhzvangv! V̈n Pguhyuh! V̈n Enaqnyy! ("Pguhyuh" actually isn't bad ...
by Caswallon
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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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 Caswallon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I think the current interpretations of Time are suffering from a major fundamental defect. You see, most people perceive Time as proceeding linearly from cause to effect, for example: The sea was rising, so Megan built a dike. In reality, however, it's more of a great big ball of ...wibbly wobb...
by Caswallon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Grzcbeny Vyyhzvangv farnxl uvtu svir! Wow, I tried googling that last sentence just for fun. It had 1 hit, this post in this thread (This was 10 minutes after it was posted). Damn google, you're fast :P Hehe, I would be very surprised indeed if that phrase did appear on google aside from this threa...
by Caswallon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/00b3a5fca678039709dee08fae2ccf00dda1b6c8ba0b9821ff93dc73d6a4b4f3.png FYI the file was created today : EXtdate:create 2013-04-12T09:58:15-04:00 EXtdate:modify 2013-04-12T09:58:15-04:00 also I've run some experiments and the sea seems to be made of either toner or com...
by Caswallon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So currently we have Knights, Cardinals, Bishops, Popes, Anti-Popes, Timewaiters, what else am I missing... An archdeacon of buttermongery and ham and cheese sandwiches and an Archimandrite of Amicable Apostasy. Don't forget the great Brotherhood of Sandmasons, founded by myself, The Grand Master F...
by Caswallon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So currently we have Knights, Cardinals, Bishops, Popes, Anti-Popes, Timewaiters, what else am I missing... An archdeacon of buttermongery and ham and cheese sandwiches and an Archimandrite of Amicable Apostasy. Don't forget the great Brotherhood of Sandmasons, founded by myself, The Grand Master F...
by Caswallon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So currently we have Knights, Cardinals, Bishops, Popes, Anti-Popes, Timewaiters, what else am I missing... An archdeacon of buttermongery and ham and cheese sandwiches and an Archimandrite of Amicable Apostasy. Don't forget the great Brotherhood of Sandmasons, founded by myself, The Grand Master F...
by Caswallon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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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?
by Caswallon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/6443fd9e18d6515e4fd4a88670fca830c1bc331a41a2ae4cd2bf1be0382784eb.png So, over the last few frames, the water level is now above the lowest point behind the little sandbar Mean created, so can we safely assume she made it long enough to go across the whole beach? We'...
by Caswallon
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
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Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/6443fd9e18d6515e4fd4a88670fca830c1bc331a41a2ae4cd2bf1be0382784eb.png So, over the last few frames, the water level is now above the lowest point behind the little sandbar Mean created, so can we safely assume she made it long enough to go across the whole beach?
by Caswallon
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Stuff As a Knight Temporal, I was trying to avoid Infinite Quote Recursion, so I decided to begin the quote chain at the invite, (snipping out most of the quote, even) from my future self; lest this thread collapse into a singularity and give birth to an entirely new internet; but would first destr...

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