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by descor
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is wire one syllable ? Can be one or two; it depends on your accent. (Sometimes a triphthong) May I address, and possibly settle, this issue? It's been a pet peeve of mine ever since second grade (plus or minus, I don't recall exactly) when the teacher was introducing us to ...
by descor
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think the large number of periods is starting to become confusing. The periods should be grouped into episodes of about 150 frames each. The episodes should again be grouped into eras of about 900 frames each. Larger categories will still have to be invented, but this will do for now. How about t...
by descor
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

The sea¹. Rapidly rising now, and steadily eroding. Let's see the total change since the last pan, way way back. (29 March, Outside reckoning.) diff_xkcd_time_20130427_1200.png It's almost reached the top of the original sandcastle... Now the change since Megan left (38 newpix a...
by descor
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think the large number of periods is starting to become confusing. The periods should be grouped into episodes of about 150 frames each. The episodes should again be grouped into eras of about 900 frames each. Larger categories will still have to be invented, but this will do for now. How about t...
by descor
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

NEWPICBONG
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by descor
Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip/> Most fades are done linearly, as that is the default on most editing software. I don't think the current data precludes this. For example, a linear fade of 4.5 frames per color value would sometimes show up as 4 and sometimes 5. It can usually be changed, but that probably means a hand made...
by descor
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

patzer wrote: ... what is going on here?

Daaangerous question there. Not sure we want to open that particular can of worms!
by descor
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

vvn wrote:
corner.png

I like the little white corner on the black frame.

Whoa
by descor
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

First sand, then water. This uncolored comic dies So beautifully. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/76360b4e0d91e3bd7a31bacbd8b50530945e5d335cb709b04bca3b490681ea03.png The Black just jumped to #040404 after 6 frames. Really not enough data to fit a decent progression yet. What are the main options?...
by descor
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:That watersemencancercoffeebabybaconice is rising rather quickly.

Not in the past 8 newpix it hasn't. But once Megan is off-screen, it will probably pick up again.

Are you suggesting there is some causal link between Megan and the tide? <Fat joke goes here>
by descor
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

jjjdavidson wrote:
Spoiler:
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Now we're waiting to see whether we will have to continue waiting ... is Randall trolling us?
by descor
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Drakeesh wrote:I choose to believe that Megan is more saying, "see you soon", than "goodbye forever". I could understand (given time) leaving a castle, but I could never understand abandoning the flags to the fate of the Sea (which is big).

Or the river (which is small).
by descor
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Montov wrote:
cmyk wrote:
Ptarr wrote:
Megan wrote:bye.
Is this the end of time?


I believe, dear friend, it is just the beginning...


I would say it hasn't even started yet. The comic will start when BlitzGirl is in the present.

There's a full stop after the 'bye.' It feels so final.
by descor
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ptarr wrote:
Megan wrote:bye.
Is this the end of time?

Oh please, say it ain't so!
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm officially declaring a breakaway sect that names the first poster on each page (at that page's genesis, so ignoring changes due to deletion/mod-approved newbie posts) as Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer for that page. We're doing that again? I can't wait until I'm the first poster on the pag...
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

It wasn't the ONG, it was the Image url. you need to get the full hash filename: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/56cc974221e231683bd46f5a3185f3660b9f791ad051257d1b42f8e474ddc133.png It is a common mistake. Try quoting your own post above, then see what the URL shows up as. I have been uploading th...
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

PINGPONG
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They really don't get the sea do they?
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Obligatory TV Tropes link Great. Now that there's a link to that site in this thread, Blitzgirl's never going to reach us. She'll reach the link, follow it, and be lost forever. Yeah, when will people learn? If you're gonna post the obligatory TV Tropes link, you must also post the obligatory black...
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

RIVERSONG
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Wooo, my first *ONG!!
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Are they looking at us?? Again with the ego-centrism, gosh are we bordering on solipsism over here? Also, yes, they totally are looking at us. :D Obligatory TV Tropes link Great. Now that there's a link to that site in this thread, Blitzgirl's never going to reach us. She'll reach the link, follow ...
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

azule wrote:
descor wrote:
azule wrote:Dialogue: "What can we do about it?" "I don't know."

If that comes up you win several internets!

What if it doesn't? Will I now be in debt several internets?

Yes, pay me when you get chance.
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well this is embarrassing. I somehow skipped page 399 and didn't see that my idea had already been brought up :oops: I know what that feels like. All I can say is you're no BlitzGirl!! :mrgreen: Dialogue: "What can we do about it?" "I don't know." If that comes up you win severa...
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Delurking: Does anyone else think that it looks like Megan and Cueball are looking straight towards us in this most recent frame? Could this be some sort of meta-commentary? Nope, nobody ... Are they looking at us?? Again with the ego-centrism, gosh are we bordering on solipsism over here? Also, ye...
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

jovialbard wrote:
descor wrote:Are they looking at us??


Again with the ego-centrism, gosh are we bordering on solipsism over here? Also, yes, they totally are looking at us. :D


Obligatory TV Tropes link
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Jafloi wrote:Sipdong...

Spoiler:
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Sip!...

[Edit:] ...And I'm ninja'd...


Are they looking at us??
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

It wasn't the ONG, it was the Image url. you need to get the full hash filename: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/56cc974221e231683bd46f5a3185f3660b9f791ad051257d1b42f8e474ddc133.png It is a common mistake. Try quoting your own post above, then see what the URL shows up as. Weird, I opened image in...
by descor
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
Spoiler:
STONGGGGGGGG...
Image

-- posted by newpixbot

Is newpixbot broken?
by descor
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Added: Oh damn, am I going to have to go re-read 42 What-Ifs now? But I need coma! :? since *some* browsers don't allow natively viewing alt-texts, i have just written a bookmarklet to reveal them: javascript:(function(){var D=document,i,f,j,e;for(i=0;f=D.images[i];++i)if(f.title!=""){var...
by descor
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image
You know, this could be a cryptic message from Lord Randall about the future of the OTC ...
by descor
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0042: "Longest Sunset"
Replies: 48
Views: 16362

Re: What-If 0042: "Longest Sunset"

If you putter around downtown Longyearbyen (get a picture with the “polar bear crossing” sign)... Does it seem to anyone else that the bit in parentheses was supposed to be replaced by an actual picture? http://www.ilankelman.org/themes/trafficnopolarbear.jpg Yes, this!
by descor
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0042: "Longest Sunset"
Replies: 48
Views: 16362

Re: What-If 0042: "Longest Sunset"

Randall wrote:If you putter around downtown Longyearbyen (get a picture with the “polar bear crossing” sign)...


Does it seem to anyone else that the bit in parentheses was supposed to be replaced by an actual picture?
by descor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

....And when Megan is looking at a remote (castle? river?) I have been making more woodworking tools, and could not resist the temptation to dedicate one handle to OTC :D One ISwCSMO* to whoever recognises the timeframe it is inspired by! Frame 52, surely? http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/?fr...
by descor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

....And when Megan is looking at a remote (castle? river?) I have been making more woodworking tools, and could not resist the temptation to dedicate one handle to OTC :D One ISwCSMO* to whoever recognises the timeframe it is inspired by! Frame 52, surely? http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/?fr...
by descor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

by descor
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks for adding the 5-minute gap though, mscha. It's long enough to give the fleshbags a chance, but still will put up the newpix if nobody else does. (sorry if I was kinda rude earlier, by the way. I get like that when I'm really tired.) Wow, still no flame war; I was sure that the bot was going...
by descor
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

chem1190c wrote:Wooo! I waited faster than the bot!!
Spoiler:
Image

Well played Sir/Ma'am/Si'am
by descor
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

My Quest draws ever nearer its endpoint This fills me with both great happiness and great sadness. A bittersweet moment it will be when BlitzGirl finally arrives in the present. We will have the joy of her presence but I will miss cheering her on and following her quest. I'm reminded of the feeling...
by descor
Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

NONG... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/280e7d9e5100cbc9b1c0f1eedb20ef595a5145d0f315467641456634e859afc4.png -- posted by newpixbot For a second, I thought you had ninja'd yourself... This may be the first time I have seen no posts between newpix. If we wait long enough, everything will happen at ...
by descor
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

I made a new feature- multiple people on one graph. http://i.imgur.com/KudYbiE.png When looking at it this way, I can see why some people would think cmyk would be Helper! Suspicious Hmmm... I don't know... I don't recall Helper having the image-manipulation talent that cmyk does... Maybe some sort...
by descor
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50210982

Re: 1190: "Time"

Picture2.png

That's a mighty narrow sand bridge. Bets on how many TimeFrames it'll last before Cueball breaks it?

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