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by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Rule110 wrote:To cross here, they're going to need a bigger trebuchet.

Or one of these?
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by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

fhorn wrote:Black cliffs of D'over there?

Ahahahahaha. I am actually properly laughing at this!
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50148394

Re: What's next???

Megan and Cueball see that staying in bed would have been a good option. <snip> Seriously though, isn't it obvious that they have arrived back at where they started? Oh God Randall, not another Loopist conspiracy. I refuse to believe they are back where they started because they have bags and there...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

oh dear, no flame wars all month and now you are fighting over cake? good thing i brought another, and this one has it all: crenellation, towers, flags (with cuegans initials). so be nice and share, mkay? http://thecakezone.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/DSC_0274.jpg Thank you, katakombe, that...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Um... err...... *looks around* *wipes crumbs from face* ..... Was I supposed to share? fhorn: you and I are no longer talking. oh dear, no flame wars all month and now you are fighting over cake? good thing i brought another, and this one has it all: crenellation, towers, flags (with cuegans initia...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

fhorn wrote:"apology" edit:
descor wrote: You may need a few more if you are hoping to feed all of us!


Um... err...... *looks around* *wipes crumbs from face* ..... Was I supposed to share?

fhorn: you and I are no longer talking.
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Still TL;DR: Just skip this, unless you're interested in the intricacies of frame numbering and timing, and apocryphal frames. I'm lost! I feel like I need this represented in some easy to understand graphic ... am I in the right thread? Does this one work for you? http://singlewhitealcoholicseekss...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Still TL;DR: Just skip this, unless you're interested in the intricacies of frame numbering and timing, and apocryphal frames. TL;DR: Just skip this, unless you're interested in the intricacies of frame numbering and timing, and apocryphal frames. mscha, now that you're here again, Again? I...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Post-coma, finished my catching in the direction of up. Here is another statistics... I did some datamining in my database (up to post 20440) and came up with the following: 100 Top Quoters: ⋅  KarMann (613) ⋅  BlitzGirl (512) ⋅  buffygirl (410)...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

katakombe wrote:now that i have a spiffy new avatar all i need is my first ong - maybe the next one?

katakombe wrote:MyfirstDONG
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Woop woop!
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

*blindposting* I think the chart is dividing up the journey era too finely. The fake loop was too short for a period; the mustard period has been removed from Time and therefore never happened. This is my feeling. I went by the wiki, but it just feels a tad too divided. Another option would be to r...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Exodies wrote:EDIT to say: stuff your paper plates, /me lays out the best crockery

You clearly haven't seen my paper plates:
Spoiler:
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Also, how do I post that image smaller?
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Another 300-post celebration! Congrats, tman2nd! :D Have some cake: http://www.bellamanse.com/hiking_op_640x480.jpg Oooh, I'm so far from the 300 posts... How much of a cake can I get with 100? 100 posts does deserve some cake I guess *shrugs nonchalantly*, but the main prize is you get to use the ...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Clearly the coming together of the Rivers is a metaphor. Somebody's getting lucky right about now... Or maybe it's a divine message from Lord Randall that Loopists, Loopiests, Numerologists, Infinitiests and Alltheotherists should put aside their petty squabbles and unite in harmony and rejoice in ...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

The island did not sink, we just reached the handle of the River fork. I refer you to ChronosDragon's useful animation: For anyone still confused about what is going on with the camera, I've created this helpful animation which may shed some light on the situation. It's not particularly accurate to...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:
Eoink wrote:
Caswallon wrote:Prediction: Next frame is all river..... Huge river... I'm suddenly thinking Nile.

No, no, that can't be true!!! OK, I'm in de-...

Decatur?

Denmark?
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

That is an epic cake, suitable for all 300-type occasions! Can we eat them both? :D The River cake was meant to be more commemorative of this Period of Time, and was used to also celebrate a 100th posterversary a few newpages back, so it's not exactly a 300th-post-specific cake like that one. (What...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

That is an epic cake, suitable for all 300-type occasions! Can we eat them both? :D The River cake was meant to be more commemorative of this Period of Time, and was used to also celebrate a 100th posterversary a few newpages back, so it's not exactly a 300th-post-specific cake like that one. (What...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Another 300-post celebration! Congrats, tman2nd! :D Have some cake: http://www.bellamanse.com/hiking_op_640x480.jpg So is this the official 300th post cake? Should it not perhaps be something more like this? http://www.cakealicious.net/blog/assets/0_0_0_0_223_332_csupload_26152149_large.jpg
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

HAL9000 wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
descor wrote:So here is the proposal then:
Journey Eon2 (high res).png


I'll add my vote to that.

{I know I said the other way was fine, but this IS better.

Indeed it is. Two votes for lumping the journey2, mustard, and journey3 periods.

Well it has my vote as well, so that's three.
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think the chart is dividing up the journey era too finely. The fake loop was too short for a period; the mustard period has been removed from Time and therefore never happened. The pre-river journey should be one period, in my opinion. I reckon the Loop-That-Wasn't should probably be it's own per...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think the chart is dividing up the journey era too finely. The fake loop was too short for a period; the mustard period has been removed from Time and therefore never happened. The pre-river journey should be one period, in my opinion. I reckon the Loop-That-Wasn't should probably be it's own per...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Smithers wrote:I think the chart is dividing up the journey era too finely. The fake loop was too short for a period; the mustard period has been removed from Time and therefore never happened.

This is my feeling. I went by the wiki, but it just feels a tad too divided.
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh wrote:
pelrigg wrote:I defiantly couldn't read all of the silvers for in the upper-right. It is low-res after all. (I DO like the chart)
But how many divisions are you trying to show?


I really hope that that use of "defiantly" doesn't become standard though. ;)

I defiantly hope it does. Defiantly.
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, thought it might be a good time to add a new OTGT 1 update. The most recent OTPs 2 have been very short; how do people feel about condensing some of them? Geological Time (most recent).png Click for larger (although still low res) image. 1 One True Geological 3 Time 2 One True Periods 3 Or Geol...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The most recent OTPs 2 have been very short; Reusing an existing internet acronym to describe some aspect of Time. Just the sort of completely unintentional but perfectly obfuscatory nonsense I expect from this thread now :D Totally unintentional. In fact, I had to Google OTP to find out the origin...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, thought it might be a good time to add a new OTGT 1 update. The most recent OTPs 2 have been very short; how do people feel about condensing some of them? Geological Time (most recent).png Click for larger (although still low res) image. 1 One True Geological 3 Time 2 One True Periods 3 Or Geolo...
by descor
Sun May 05, 2013 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

WHYCANTITHINKOFANONG-ONG?
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by descor
Sat May 04, 2013 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha, now that you're here again, there's something I'd like to ask. I've read over the discussion of the "apocryphal" frames several times, and I keep getting lost in the filenames and the similar-looking images. I downloaded these five frames ( original/apocryphal ) in real tim...
by descor
Sat May 04, 2013 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Animation updated with the 4th frame: http://xkcd.mscha.org/river.gif (If you only see 3 frames, refresh; the URL is unchanged.) I think Randall is just really bad at zooming out as the terrain under Megan and Cueball is changing as well...at least I think it is, hard to tell with everything moving...
by descor
Sat May 04, 2013 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Perhaps Cuegan have started walking upstream again and the camera is following them from behind? It appears so. If you zoom in on the zoomed out pix, the camera appears to be behind them, as the backpacks are more or less centered. I'm glad you replied to that post - I can't understand why but it s...
by descor
Fri May 03, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Opiboble wrote:I wonder how small this text can go

EDIT: apparently very small

How large can it go?

Not very!
by descor
Fri May 03, 2013 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging. It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here. Yeah, this thread has a...
by descor
Fri May 03, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sigh. I guess new/infrequent posters are not appreciated here. Either that or my posts are not making it through. I have not seen any responses at all to my questions. Discouraging. It takes awhile to crack through the veneer...keep the faith. There is a LOT of traffic here. Yeah, this thread has a...
by descor
Wed May 01, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

I hate having to BlitzRead after a coma and work day - there is so much I want to comment on but I do it on my phone and wall posts are stupidly hard to do on this thing.

I guess I'll have to settle for saying:
Welcome back Hal and Helper.
by descor
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

It is impossible for me to keep track of this tread as i would like it. (the outside is just taking too much.... time) but I have to say I love the puns, and that comic by BlitzGirl is amazing. Does anyone knows what happen to helper? (i know he is missing after reading the BlitzGirl comic) has any...
by descor
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

So this is looking like being a movie... Edit: Of sorts. I just realised how the speed of the speech bubbles appearing and disappearing might make it difficult to watch as an animation (even though it clearly is) Weeell, at 24fps for a 90 minute movie you're looking at 129600 frames. So we're only ...
by descor
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

So this is looking like being a movie... Edit: Of sorts. I just realised how the speed of the speech bubbles appearing and disappearing might make it difficult to watch as an animation (even though it clearly is) Weeell, at 24fps for a 90 minute movie you're looking at 129600 frames. So we're only ...
by descor
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

But if you want more detail, I was born on the same day that Explorer 8 was launched. But I think it's just a coincidence... March 19, 2009? I wouldn't have ever guessed you were that young. :P I hadn't clicked the first link because I just assumed StratPlayer meant IE8 - you know what they say abo...
by descor
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107236
Views: 50148394

Re: 1190: "Time"

Was looking at the periods on the wiki, shouldn't the fading be the end of the Enlightenment and the whole new world period be the start of the new era. I vaguely remember people discussing renaming eras and perhaps someone already said something similar to this but, I think the study of history of...

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