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by kryton
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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I tend to turn to the greats of ScienceFiction for such things as a gender neutral pronoun, which several of my favorites did in fact adopt "ze" as that very thing. "ze wants to go to the mall and get a new jacket for ze's upcoming interview so that ze can make zer car payment."...
by kryton
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I tend to turn to the greats of ScienceFiction for such things as a gender neutral pronoun, which several of my favorites did in fact adopt "ze" as that very thing.
"ze wants to go to the mall and get a new jacket for ze's upcoming interview so that ze can make zer car payment."
by kryton
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Over 400 oldpix ago, there was more than 1.3 Megan-Length of shore between the right most tower and the waterline, now there is less than 0.4 Megan-Length to the waterline.
by kryton
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Hi, all. Long-time lurker, first-time poster. (Well, ok, I posted in Externalities, but first time in THIS thread.) I don't wish to sound too demanding, but according to the wiki, I believe this makes me eligible for cardinalship: "Any long time forum lurker who registered in solely to post in...
by kryton
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Been checking in here periodically for almost 500 newpics. Had to chime in with: 1. You people are insane. 2. May I suggest "The Knights Who Say..........." (and then if someone asks "Say what?" You just say "Wait for it.") "We are the knights who say ...... wait ...
by kryton
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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have we created an order of knight priests such as the templars, knights hospitalier, etc. yet? I don't believe we have anyplace worth invading and stealing things from. what about those dirty heretics who believe in "the outside?" They don't have anything worth taking. All we need is Tim...
by kryton
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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100th Post within Time Thread!!! Maybe less celebratory and more pathetic this time. lol Heresy, I know. But I am the Patriarch of the Western Paradox Church, so it is somehow expected of me. And not. When did we get a Western Paradox Church? I want to be an unmember too. I'd like to apply also, my...
by kryton
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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veryslightlygeeky wrote:I hate to think what Cueball has tasted worse. Jellied Eels? :? Cytotoxics? :(


Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans - 'nuff said
by kryton
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

100th Post within Time Thread!!! Maybe less celebratory and more pathetic this time. lol Heresy, I know. But I am the Patriarch of the Western Paradox Church, so it is somehow expected of me. And not. When did we get a Western Paradox Church? I want to be an unmember too. I'd like to apply also, my...
by kryton
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Having a "Bleach" moment with the pics... the left uprights with lintel, the right uprights just poles... reminds me of the episode where Rukia was to be executed, she was raised to the top of a large pair of uprights with a lintel (the gallows), and in front of her on a single pole was th...
by kryton
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Edit: Do we need to change our acronym? Lurked, Posted, Waited. Am I Insane? Still Paradoxically Patient. Hmm. Indeed, as I have a previous version in my sig. It crossed my mind that signatures could be considered a form of time travel; at least in the view of those such as Blitzgirl and Vytron (wh...
by kryton
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/28fd8090ab04b85611fa82990b14740f2d331f651d90e67c88dbc8512554193d.png Not just coffee... Edit: Do we need to change our acronym? Lurked, Posted, Waited. Am I Insane? Still Paradoxically Patient. This is confirmation that it is coffee, specifically Starbucks Dark Roas...
by kryton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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histrion wrote:
udscbt wrote:
Caswallon wrote:
Has anyone else noticed the complete and total lack of wind? The flags have not moved one pixel since being erected.

I actually think that those are plastic flags.


Maybe they're eighth notes, and M&C are now building staves.


Garrath Blackstock made them out of chocolate.
by kryton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Well, it depends. You'd need to know the mass, the surface drag of the projectile, and how many foot pounds of torque the launching arm had at release. Only after the the ballistic projectile's kinetic energy it recieved from the trebuchet has been overcome by gravity (at the apogee of its trajecto...
by kryton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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HAL9000 wrote:
cmyk wrote:
speising wrote:we know one thing about this beach: there must be a hardware store very near by.


Or an IKEA.

Let's not go down that path again.


IKEA has paths for sale, Bin H24, 10% discount if you buy 2.
by kryton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Unreasonable to expect the other pair of vertical posts will also get a crossbeam next?
by kryton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

it sort of resembles a fishing trawler now...
by kryton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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the water level is not rising, the floating sandbar is sinking as Cueball and Megan pile more and more weight on it.

OR

The water level is not rising, we are sinking.
by kryton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Window Washing platform?
by kryton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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No Megan! Don't use your head as the tetherball! Use a cat instead. If you're a dog, anyway. No! The cat stays in the plutonium box! You open that thing and a portal opens to the Late Cretaceous releasing untold raptors into the Now! ... which, during their rampage, trample butterflies and then, af...
by kryton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

masts and sails???
by kryton
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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The back to the future II script was a short timeline rewrite, originally going to be disco era but Crispin Glover wanted too much to be George, so they had to write him out.
by kryton
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Over 300 time frames and hundreds of posts since 184 and 186 when cueball removed the two flags from the center structure, and no one has wondered where they went? I might also point out that since Megan brought in the miniture trebuchet in 404 and placed on the small copy of the overall scene, the...
by kryton
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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If commas were a color, what color would they be?


Blue. Commas take a pause, a bit of a slow down in pace, much like people do when they feel blue...
by kryton
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

You're also all* assuming that this is two-dimensional, so there can be no foreshortening. Which is funny, because I'm the one who suggested that Occam's razor suggested no need for a third spatial dimension. (It doesn't really.) * or "y'all are also" Occam's razor works fine for deciding...
by kryton
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Not to be a complainer but all 3 are behind on updates
Explain
Wiki
Aubronwood
I wanted to review newpix reveals from during my coma and failed.
by kryton
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Poles for a BIG trebuchet to knock it all down after having fun building them?
by kryton
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:17 am UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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If this were flatland they would have to go over the sandcastles, there would be no behind the castles.
by kryton
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Exploding capsules of nitro glycerine!
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I predict Cueball launches the next shot...
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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That tint trebuchet is soooo Adorable! :D This is also a Most auspicious occasion and president breaking, the zoom in is the most change in frame since the beginning of time! My heart is beating right through my chest. I fee joy, rapture, a renewed sense of hope, a quickening in my breath, a tightn...
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

That tint trebuchet is soooo Adorable! :D This is also a Most auspicious occasion and president breaking, the zoom in is the most change in frame since the beginning of time! My heart is beating right through my chest. I fee joy, rapture, a renewed sense of hope, a quickening in my breath, a tightne...
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Tiny Trebuchet Yea!
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

She has a gun!? Duck Cueball!
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

latigid on wrote:ENHANCE

He's widening the top...
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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CasualSax wrote:Nice to see the jibberish converter has stopped. I'm a little sad about the religion bit is turning into a club, but if I was involved I'd probably be excited about it.


Invitation Extended
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Does Randall have spies?

Yes.
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Drakeesh wrote:I have been thinking for the last hundred or so Newpix, that they should really be taking a break for food at some point. Sandwiches maybe?

That, or cue the 1/7th scale Trebuchets!


Pseudo Sandwiches

i have exceeded 100 posts ..... Boobies!
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

He shifted his knee, that's all?

Oh wait, BONG!
by kryton
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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I don't think the recursion theory will prove out to be the finale, it will miss out on a very Randall-esq payoff for all the other hints dropped. His comics always have a poignant punch to them, even the somber and light ones have a certain quality of satisfaction for the setup. To that end, I thin...

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