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by Rule110
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I will ask this, which I've never seen discussed anywhere on this thread or on the Outside: If the ice caps melt and the sea level rises 70 meters, what happens to air density at sea level? Is there any measurable change at all? It wouldn't change measurably. The same air just gets displaced upward...
by Rule110
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Question: If the air is different, then why does it seem that Megan is not similarly affected? Or perhaps she is but isn't letting on that she is having issues. As for the idea that we have not seen enough of their journey to account for the elevation change, and perhaps they are much higher up tha...
by Rule110
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Out of oxygONG? http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/27b8dfe573df7fc27941ecaef9de5bd58efd508a434237e1118e2463cc025e9d.png It's not that high, is it? You have to be doing strenuous athletics or measuring your performance, or have a health problem, to notice the decreased oxygen at a few thousand feet hi...
by Rule110
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: Starting the Cueganid

I came out of coma with Latin hexameters in my head. Ah, that kind of thing happens to you too? Some of the verses from some of my filks (especially Madagascarville and I've Got a Theory) wouldn't leave me alone until I wrote the rest. Anyone else want to help work out how Virgil might have told th...
by Rule110
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Something wrong? :( I Now I'm going to be worried *at least* until the next newpix. (is that it? Am I doing it right?) Maybe he's been shorting himself on water? Time to use the steam bottle (ugh)! (But now you only have to worry for at least three more minix.) ETA: Cookie time! http://farm3.static...
by Rule110
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

1 Kibi! I made it. :P And we have some closure of the sandcastle, but not what LaPetite was going to do what the material she brought in... Will we ever [k]now? I've been assuming (along with most Waiters) that LaPetite was bring stuff to the sand castles. But it's just as likely she was scavenging...
by Rule110
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I have to coma, so it looks like I'm going to miss NP 1024. NP 10000000000 2 I just want to remind people that it's not just a string of zeros that's important. When page 1024 begins, it will mean the pages in the OTT have doubled in quantity ten times since the first page. The thread was started, c...
by Rule110
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

5 million years ago, the Mediterranean was disconnected from the Atlantic ocean and mostly evaporated. When the Straits of Gibraltar broke open, the Mediterranean mostly refilled over only 2 years. Away from the Straits, that would look amount to a sustained, and quite confusing sea level rise. Yea...
by Rule110
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It doesn't look like we're looking at the original beach scene from the same camera angle: http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/sea2.gif Uh, yeah, it kinda does. (Of course there's no way to tell for sure at this point.) I wouldn't expect the platform to survive being flooded to nearly 2 cue depth. And I coul...
by Rule110
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It looks like a floating bucket to me.

The bucket from the sandcastles? LaPetite (or someone else) would have to have untied it from the rope.

The bucket from the hut? That would be much more dire, and we could only hope that the dusty glinty (survey-y?) people have an ark or a spaceship ready.
by Rule110
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think something's mustarded. In my browser I'm seeing the pic as completely blank (no black outline, just white space). It won't open in Preview at all. When I open it in Photoshop, I get a warning message about an "invalid ICC profile"; if I tell it to continue anyway, I then see the b...
by Rule110
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think something's mustarded. In my browser I'm seeing the pic as completely blank (no black outline, just white space). It won't open in Preview at all. When I open it in Photoshop, I get a warning message about an "invalid ICC profile"; if I tell it to continue anyway, I then see the bl...
by Rule110
Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Another of my favorites, 1628, when Megan tries to feed the squirpy but it goes for its own food instead: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/d3e2cc1fa3878482c2d3511b4154b619e14a79bcdc7314e0f9d7ece7749da78d.png ETA: my favorite frame would be the one with that gigantic tap that turns out to be the sou...
by Rule110
Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe this place is like Myst Island. If they'd found the telescope buried under the sand castle near the hut, they could put it in the transit, then aim it at the coordinates carved in code on the baobab tree. That would give them a sight on a hidden button on a rock slope, that opens a chamber wit...
by Rule110
Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Freddie Mercury, I am sorry I have to do this. "Who wants to wait forever" Excellent. "There can be molpy one!" Act 1, scene 15 Well, that sure took some interesting turns! People? Rising dust? Glinting in the light? Could it really be that my fanciful prediction was correct? Co...
by Rule110
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

OFFTOTHERIGHTONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/6b76e91ff02eef7d518c2fd6c70ce34d3c2ba7147482c85768f8a2d5182e03c4.png Hmm, what's she looking at? My guess: she's comparing what she saw through the scope with what she can see in that direction. Figuring out what the scope does, in other words.
by Rule110
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Megan is doing quite well for having an injured leg. I suppose she's out of danger now? Her mobility does not seem to be affected. I assume that we all have been assuming that the device is pointing out over the cliff and down the mountain. Could it be used to view what may be further up the mounta...
by Rule110
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: they'll climb the tower for a better view, discover the transit, and start looking through it to find where people might be. The view will then shift to a round field of view of the magnified horizon through the transit, and the ensuing 360 newpix will show a complete panorama in one deg...
by Rule110
Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Note that it's two structures, one (with a rectangular frame) to hold up the platforms, roof, and ladder, and the other (with a narrower A frame) to hold the round thing in the top center. If the round thing were a load-bearing wheel (as in a mine header or a pulley for a conveyance) its support wo...
by Rule110
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Note that it's two structures, one (with a rectangular frame) to hold up the platforms, roof, and ladder, and the other (with a narrower A frame) to hold the round thing in the top center. If the round thing were a load-bearing wheel (as in a mine header or a pulley for a conveyance) its support wou...
by Rule110
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

New prediction: At the top they will find an Evil Jaguar Temple, with all the region's missing inhabitants gathered together in ceremonial robes and carrying obsidian knives. The human sacrifices have arrived, of their own free will and marked by the Holy One as was foretold to us many days ago! Now...
by Rule110
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

I already know what's up there!

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Redundant
Spoiler:
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by Rule110
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

The ladder is confusONG after all, apparently. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/d56ceee58caa9b3b7fe21bc3d0dc22e9520f2fd5b5f0a2109cd7c4d2e042ff08.png What I originally expected was these: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ltzpo5Z1-5g/UZl0FrTufoI/AAAAAAAAQVQ/Wh9wgkSb3fo/s640/CIMG6617.JPG But their reaction s...
by Rule110
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's my first try at a Timification. Timejazz An ottification of Rejazz by Regina Spektor. Thought I'd build castles forever But I couldn't so I didn't The sea kept rising and I couldn’t stay forever Thought I'd see the beach in my mind for all Time But I don't even remember w...
by Rule110
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: Ketchup blitz!

(Btw, since "present present" is now a label on its own, we could have present present presents :D ) And when you give it to someone now, you'd present a present present present. "present present present present present present present present present present present present present ...
by Rule110
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
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Re: 1190: "Time"

My 200th! I brought two small presents to commemorate the occasion. One is a past present, that reflects my feelings about the early OTC (though with plenty of hyperbole added); the second is a present present, that reflects more of the cheerfulness and irreverence I feel about it now. The past pres...
by Rule110
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

In honor of the occasion of the 1000th Newpage (even though I didn't post on it), here is some cake. This is probably the least artistic cake ever posted in the thread, but it has a big advantage over all the others: it's a cake that's actually here right now where I am and it shall actually be eat...
by Rule110
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

In honor of the occasion of the 1000th Newpage (even though I didn't post on it), here is some cake. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=37426&sid=de03242449007b7528052372c837efad This is probably the least artistic cake ever posted in the thread, but it has a big advantage...
by Rule110
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm performing a Citizen's Inquisition, and pelting TimeLurker with with S&M's that have been sitting out in the sun so the dye in the candy shells is partly melted and makes colorful stains on impact. (There, that should distract the gullible public and give me free rein for my own heresies!) R...
by Rule110
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

G ONG REL... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/7b5b296bcff88bedfbd4b09f8429c92b5c98ba4c7c2883b61c81369d67d5c727.png I don't like that look in Megan's eye... does Cueball need protection from her? Was Lucky rabid? Or a zombolpy? :lol: You must have signed up for the premium Time Gold™ subscription pa...
by Rule110
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: Further Ketchup

BlitzGirl wrote:Found this RELATED smiley:
Spoiler:
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Is that Rover from The Prisoner?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6Ffr1U7KMY
by Rule110
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Impatient OTTification ahead. This is the second rendition of The Everly Brothers classic "Wake Up Little Susie" in the OTT. The first was done by mscha and can be found here . Wake Up Little Cuesie Wake up little Cuesie, wake up Wake up little Cuesie, wake up The stars have gone away We&#...
by Rule110
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

This might have been done before (I’m just a lurker, you see), but here’s my analysis of the night sky. I’m pretty sure this is the distant future on Earth. This is why: I noticed three weird things: ε Sco is in a strange place, some stars go down at the same spot although they have different decli...
by Rule110
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: She knows!

Also, things are way too slow here today. No more stars to track, but they're still resting/asleep. The sky is still lightening, but unlike when the sky darkened last Thursdix, there's no suspense about what that's leading to. Has anyone checked for molpy activity? Imagine how slow the night would ...
by Rule110
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: ASCII Time

Here's one where you can actually see what's going on: So, what's going on is Hat Guy is driving a large speedboat with a tree (or maybe a fountain) on the foredeck? :lol: Here's some ASCII art from Popular Science magazine, June 1939 issue. http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/PopularScience/6...
by Rule110
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

And in response to the Blitzer dialog between Vytron and macraw83, I'm going back and dropping an edit some newpages back. So the blitzers will have the chance to be the first to see it. But it's by way of a face-palm apology to Rule110. Mathematically speaking. Apology? For the "claw-mangled ...
by Rule110
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good mornONG to y'all (or whatever Time it may be in your Outside zones): http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/67835648e6ff0d837fc0fe1b69cbf4c876e79fc4565b5f7537fb671fde372f1d.png Good morning to you too. Didn't get a chance to say yesterday (felt like I was posting too much about stars 'n' stuff), I l...
by Rule110
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

So it looks like night lasted exactly 100 np (a suspiciously round number), which would make it 8 hrs 20 min in comic time. That sound about right, cause people, me included, were figuring longer? Several estimates based on measurements of the stars' movements relative to the known angular distance...
by Rule110
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anybody notice the beesnake constellation in http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/95668f8e9404cfbf5e962a81e01a89b44651c8ef82cde3698eebd58ea616e36d.png ? It probably has a real name, but to me it's a giant beesnake. I wonder if an even gianter stellarraptor is coming up behind it. Of course, with the su...
by Rule110
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51698667

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey, Randall violated the "No ******s on this page" decree. :evil: I know he's all-powerful and all, and that decrees aren't actually binding on anyone. But still... what kind of moral message does that kind of behavior send to our children? Well maybe the decree was designed to make Rand...

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