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by bmonk
Tue May 28, 2013 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Arky wrote:So what do we think Cueball will have been doing in Megan's absence?

e.g. what misadventures will Cueball have suffered in Megan's absence?

In trying to build a raft, he will uncover a nest of molpyfrogs? Or Velociraptors?
by bmonk
Tue May 28, 2013 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

Do we have a term for a person who is blitzing to ketchup, but also has a current tab open? Also, it might be helpful to have a term for a person who has blitzed so many pages that he is apt to forget much of the content. A blitzed blitzer? "Blitzening Blitzener" might be a good first, or ...
by bmonk
Tue May 28, 2013 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

(I wonder if the best way to create these things isn't to find, or invent, a suitable six-syllable word, and build around that. Hmmm...). Haha, I did in fact exactly that - I've been holding onto 'antediluvian' since all the way back in the dawn of double dactyls. But it wasn't until this whole wei...
by bmonk
Tue May 28, 2013 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

Aagh! No standardizing! No standardizing! No standardizing! Yes, Thanks. Agree completely. Have a tall one. Go with it. Let it happen. I propose we standardize the process of going with it and remaining free from standards. If it seems that a standard is forming, within 2 newpages we must ensure at...
by bmonk
Tue May 28, 2013 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

ß Yeah, that's probably good enough... ß though if we do actually encounter any slime molds I demand they be called raptorslimes. œ œ actually, scratch that. Molpyslime sounds just as good. AAARRRRRGGGGhhhhh. I had 5 bucks on raptorslimes in the 3rd at Belmont. (snip) Raptorslime got eaten by a mol...
by bmonk
Mon May 27, 2013 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

AK49BWL wrote::shock: :shock: What have I done... The Outside ate me alive. I must resist skipping 106 Newpages!! :shock:


Help.....me.........

Me too. But I only have about 68 to go.
by bmonk
Mon May 27, 2013 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

ketchuptrans_zpsd6d1b906.gif (GIF credits to yappobiscuits, transparency by yours truly. (The trick is setting the frame disposal to replace (in GIMP, I used Filters->Animation->Unoptimise (Yay for nested parentheses ( :D ))))) mscha: Did you not see me acknowledge the mistake? I actually know the ...
by bmonk
Mon May 27, 2013 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't think Cuegan can be that lost; they seem to have been following the River footnote . footnote I can't remember what number the "pretty neat" footer is supposed to be. That's a bit annoying, we now have competing footnote standards. Could be ³, could be ⁵, depending on which standa...
by bmonk
Mon May 27, 2013 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 40082

Re: BTW, aren't we supposed to talk here, in the subject lin

My house is full of traps. There's a horse in aisle five. Sell me the fish of your brother Raoul. Soon woodpeckers will encase the sea in plastic sails. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. There's a horse in aisle five. Please ...
by bmonk
Fri May 24, 2013 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

Note: Tangentally touching on blitzposts, but more in the way of explaining what I mean by suggestion. Mscha: you don't offer suggestions because you are superior to the person you are suggesting things to. You offer suggestions because you have more experience than those people. Having read ne...
by bmonk
Fri May 24, 2013 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

They don't seem to be very good fliers... http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/birds.gif Also, waiting for dialogue, we simply must have a canonical adjective to describe these creatures. (Edit: and don't say “neat”, Megan, think of something new.) *Clears throat* I believe that it would not be inaccurate to ...
by bmonk
Fri May 24, 2013 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1215: Insight
Replies: 112
Views: 22162

Re: 1215: Insight

huangho wrote:So, it has come to this.

In accordance with the prophecy
by bmonk
Fri May 24, 2013 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1215: Insight
Replies: 112
Views: 22162

Re: 1215: Insight

Yupa wrote:Maybe before we rush to adopt pithy sentences from XKCD, we should stop to consider the consequences of blithely giving this comic such a central position in our lives.

:like:
by bmonk
Thu May 23, 2013 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 40082

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

My house is full of traps. There's a horse in aisle five. Sell me the fish of your brother Raoul. Soon woodpeckers will encase the sea in plastic sails. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. There's a horse in aisle five. Please ...
by bmonk
Tue May 21, 2013 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

I never got the American use of "legos"... to me, they are pieces/parts/sets of lego. If you have a sand pit, you don't say it's full of sands... [/flamebait] I agree. Guess I'm the only one around here who has always, and always will, use 'legos' to talk about the toy. They are l...
by bmonk
Tue May 21, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 40082

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

My house is full of traps. There's a horse in aisle five. Sell me the fish of your brother Raoul. Soon woodpeckers will encase the sea in plastic sails. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. There's a horse in aisle five. Please ...
by bmonk
Tue May 21, 2013 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 65183

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

Similarly, I was very surprised to hear that most people don't remember anything before their 4th year Do you mean age 4, which is the beginning of their 5th year, or their 4th year, which begins at their third birthday? Either way, I suspect a lot of people have scattered memories from age three o...
by bmonk
Mon May 20, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 40082

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

My house is full of traps. There's a horse in aisle five. Sell me the fish of your brother Raoul. Soon woodpeckers will encase the sea in plastic sails. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. My house is full of traps. There's a horse in aisle five. Please ...
by bmonk
Mon May 20, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1212: "Interstellar Memes"
Replies: 84
Views: 19595

Re: 1212: "Interstellar Memes"

Can we start a movement to reinstall the thorn (Þ) back in the English language as the "th" letter? At the very least, it'll get rid of the "ye olde shoppe" bollocks. As long as the movement also advocates eliminating the rediculous extra "e" and doubled-consonant at t...
by bmonk
Sat May 18, 2013 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 40082

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

Steve the Pocket wrote:
WriteBrainedJR wrote:
Klear wrote:My house is full of traps.

There's a horse in aisle five.

Sell me the fish of your brother Raoul.

Soon woodpeckers will encase the sea in plastic sails.
by bmonk
Sat May 18, 2013 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1212: "Interstellar Memes"
Replies: 84
Views: 19595

Re: 1212: "Interstellar Memes"

Can we start a movement to reinstall the thorn (Þ) back in the English language as the "th" letter? At the very least, it'll get rid of the "ye olde shoppe" bollocks. As long as the movement also advocates eliminating the rediculous extra "e" and doubled-consonant at t...
by bmonk
Thu May 16, 2013 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:Hello Fellow Time Travelers! I am a bit hatted out at the mo, so no new hats tonight. But I will get back in gear soon! I'm still keeping ketchedup though.

:( But I still have a hood, in any case.
by bmonk
Thu May 16, 2013 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

. . . Afterwork blitzing...this is irresistible... Real world stream gradients: the lower MIssissippi is about 6 inches/mile (0.1m/km) 0.01%, the Colorado in the Grand Canyon is about 10 feet/mile (2m/km) 0.2% [relatively steep for a major river]. For a steeper examples, I'll turn to Yosemite Valle...
by bmonk
Thu May 16, 2013 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

And if I may provide one of my own (actually my own, just drew and animated it now) for condiment usage... http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp160/Yappobiscuits/ketchupwhite_zpsd6d1b906.gif Wow! Both you and Smithers have righteous GIF skills! http://straightrazorplace.com/attachments/site-help-co...
by bmonk
Thu May 16, 2013 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1212: "Interstellar Memes"
Replies: 84
Views: 19595

Re: 1212: "Interstellar Memes"

Nevermind that our color broadcasts, even decoded, are not in true color but a mix of red, green, and blue channels which the human eye can't distinguish from true color. To aliens with completely different optical biology, they would get a completely mistaken image (literally!) of what our world l...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't think I've seen that OtherComic. See, it is all related. That makes you one of the lucky 10,000? (or here, would it be 100?) :? You mean one of the lucky 10,000 that hasn't seen the OtherComic? In the world? 'Cause that's a lot more than 10,000. Or?? I'm confused. bmonk assumes that everyon...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

No! Not the puns! Stop the puns! *grabs chainsaw* http://www.animateit.net/data/media/smiley712/smiley-violent006.gif You'd stick at nothing to stop the puns, wood you? You must forgive him, BlitzGirl, for some are rooted in their ways and will not bough to the will of others. This pun's bark is wo...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:
PacMan wrote:Moving like a raptor through the high grass...

Here's a cropped gif of the last three TimeFrames:
(The first one is pre-Mole.)

Image

Ninjas are everywhere!
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

No! Not the puns! Stop the puns! *grabs chainsaw* http://www.animateit.net/data/media/smiley712/smiley-violent006.gif You'd stick at nothing to stop the puns, wood you? You must forgive him, BlitzGirl, for some are rooted in their ways and will not bough to the will of others. This pun's bark is wo...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cueball's picking a flower! Sure hope it isn't poison oak, or poison ivy. Or nettles. I doubt they have enough knowledge of their world to avoid such things. ETA: PFAN, and my 200th post! Um, uterus! Fallopian tubes! Did I do that right? As the GLR has already warned us http://xkcd.com/443/ Be care...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

Testing a tip of the hat: Image
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

There was some film where the entire plot relied on an image enhancement at the beginning, where they turned CCTV into a 3D image, rotated it, and noticed a bulge is someone's bag on the far side of the camera's view . I stopped watching at that point It's very irritating... especially ...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

Erratic avuncular strolling impedes constitutional slumbers by the female participant as she must accelerate suddenly to appropinquate herself back to proximity to her masculine companion. Does that help raise the word-length factor? You deity accursed, female progenitor coital initiating male-chil...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

Erratic avuncular strolling impedes constitutional slumbers by the female participant as she must accelerate suddenly to appropinquate herself back to proximity to her masculine companion. Does that help raise the word-length factor? You deity accursed, female progenitor coital initiating male-chil...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

ETA: First computer? Of my own? Sinclair ZX81 (kit-built), although I used to use TRS-80s at school previously. I moved onto BBC Micros after that, making some money from writing programs, but never really enough to live on. Yay! Mine was a ZX81 from parts, too. :D I think it had 4 KB of RAM? Not l...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

There was some film where the entire plot relied on an image enhancement at the beginning, where they turned CCTV into a 3D image, rotated it, and noticed a bulge is someone's bag on the far side of the camera's view . I stopped watching at that point It's very irritating... especially when one act...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

Erratic avuncular strolling impedes constitutional slumbers by the female participant as she must accelerate suddenly to appropinquate herself back to proximity to her masculine companion.

Does that help raise the word-length factor?
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

But my main pondering involves lurkers who're signed in. Are they people who are working up the courage to say something? Are they bots? Are they bread crumbs left for us as a clue? Or are they an order of monks, blitzing in silence, but wanting us to feel their solidarity with us? They are visitor...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

(do American people also measure steepiness in %? or is there a "miles a 10lb circular stone would roll during 0.78 minutes" unit?) Nope, it's %. Rise / run. I know "we" (I for one welcome our metric system overlords) screw up some units pretty bad, but that one's pretty hard to...
by bmonk
Wed May 15, 2013 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107333
Views: 51486113

Re: 1190: "Time"

But my main pondering involves lurkers who're signed in. Are they people who are working up the courage to say something? Are they bots? Are they bread crumbs left for us as a clue? Or are they an order of monks, blitzing in silence, but wanting us to feel their solidarity with us? They are visitor...

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