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by azule
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Orthonormal Basis"

Welcome, GnomeAnne, gzip filesaler the Recent! The word I think you're looking for is "dip" or "dix". :) No love for xip ? It's slightly antiquated, but still perfectly serviceable ;) I can feel the love. :wink: 8-) Why is it antiquated? Oh, because zip files have been replaced ...
by azule
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Blind/Lazy Posting

(Addendum: is "someday" right? I don't know what a day is, but I can think of no other word to replace it with.) Welcome, GnomeAnne, Revealer the Recent! The word I think you're looking for is "dip" or "dix". :) This isn't the right quote but isn't "midnight"...
by azule
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1718: "Backups"
Replies: 45
Views: 7301

Re: 1718: "Backups"

it sounds like throwing away everything you've done and starting from scratch might not be the worst idea. You know, sometimes it's not so bad as it might seem. Sure, you might never have that idea you wrote down again, but you can have a new one. Like babies. Pop 'em out as many times as you need....
by azule
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

I was reading an article about redheads (who usually should be called "orangeheads"), and I figured out some thoughts related to Time (OTC). I made the following wiki page: Colors . Basically we can know that Megan and Cueball's people have words for black, white, red, green, blue, and bro...
by azule
Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've also started playing Pokemon GO (how do I type an e with acute accent? Compose key? What's "Alt Gr"?) Alt Gr is like the international Alt key. You have to have your keyboard set to international (US). That's what I did. Then you press it [alt gr] and press e and it will show it with...
by azule
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm not sure if I ever played Zelda... I think the Little Wonder's dad might have played it and let me drive for a while long ago. I do remember playing Leisure Suit Larry though. Good times. *chuckle* Zelda in the 70's, one can only imagine. :P I've played Leisure Suit Larry, too... I really had a...
by azule
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Zelda, eh? Well, I wasn't exactly into them when I first started gaming. It was obviously good enough that I played the first games on the NES, but the real first Zelda game that I played and LOVED was A Link to the Past. There's just so much awesome. Just thinking about it makes me consider startin...
by azule
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Congrats, ED! Thanks, ggh. Yes, it's golden. In a 100% molpish turn of events I'm completely clear of cancer. Congrats! Though I fear there is an implied "for now" on the end of that? That's like all of us.... I'm 100% clear of cancer...but it might show up even though I've never had it be...
by azule
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Firelands Time"

thunk wrote:Under that chronology, I just about finished phase 2 before past-me went off to have a Long Pint. I'll still finish. I just need a breather and some more motivation to do so. And when my internet becomes unchirped.


Therefore I proclaim you a level 2 blitzer. ;)

I'm a level -1 blitzer.
by azule
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190

As an atheist, I think of religion as a form of social structure composed of rituals and organizations developed by humans for various ends, and deities as a component of that. There's circumcision. So, in your (theoretical person's) religion, God gave you a foreskin then said "chop that motha...
by azule
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi, svenman. azule; Your sig takes me to 404. It that a Joke floating up there over my head? Thank you for pointing it out. Um, but which part is a 404? I just checked and both links work. It's not an actual 404. It's a "server not found". The links go to %78%6b%63%64.modularthought.com. %...
by azule
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

addams wrote:azule;
Your sig takes me to 404.
It that a Joke floating up there over my head?
Thank you for pointing it out. Um, but which part is a 404? I just checked and both links work.
by azule
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Link wrote:First post from my brand-spanking-new lapleopard. I'm on a railcastle! And I can OTT normally! This is so prickly, you xuys!
Nice! What did you get? Discount price?
by azule
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

A religion is a set of beliefs, which might well be that you believe there is no god. Therefore religion does not require a god. Like how all thumbs are fingers but not all fingers are thumbs. ;)

ED, arbitrary number win. Thanks for pointing it out!
by azule
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

The replay is on: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/327ca807e7a8b6912a95ac46fc1f7f135164741d4e14068c5099f68595296b8f.png enhanced: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=52491&mode=view What's the deal with this circle? http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=52492 And what does thi...
by azule
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Since I'm here anyway, might as well answer a question, since it's been 2 pastpages and 2 pastdips with no definitive response: Anyone happen to know what it means when the last-visited field in someone's profile is just "-" When you log in, there's an option to "Hide my online statu...
by azule
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

That strait looks very big. I usually saw that on a farther away scale.... It's not tiny? :oops:
by azule
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Did you typo your spaces for "snowy" effect? I may have been too cocky there. [and other less cocky things?] I totally understand how you could think there might be more letters. Imagine how much we write in English and never use the letter 'z'. While that's possible, this isn't a natural ...
by azule
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 11850

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

Did Randall misspell this comic's title No? It should be capital "GO" not just "Go"... Eh, that's what I learned today. You'd think lowercase "xkcd" (or all caps "XKCD") would be more sensitive to mixed capitalization issues. The comics about this game practi...
by azule
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1705: "Pokémon Go"
Replies: 57
Views: 11850

Re: 1705: "Pokémon Go"

I don't know anything about Ingress but maybe that's the aspect of the game that makes it not feel like a Pokemon game. Well, I haven't played a Pokemon game in generations, but since this is only 1st Gen Pokemon then it should have a much more familiar feel. Ingress players will admit that this is ...
by azule
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks, ggh. I'm not sure, with such a small sampling, that we really have much of an idea how many symbols there are. Maybe I don't understand what you mean, but would the answer be that we do know how many?...exactly as many as are in Time. Does anyone remember USB? Unglish, Squarish, & Beanis...
by azule
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does anyone remember USB? Unglish, Squarish, & Beanish? How about Speechese (or Speechease) instead of Squarish? Because, Rosetta is the translator therefore she speaks with ease. (I know, it turned out not to be that easy, but still, better name, no?)
by azule
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Are you sure you don't have OTTers on the mind, addams. Thanks for your OTTification. I love Kermit's song. But the only words I recall are those at the end. hah. What is Blind Posting? It's posting when you aren't "in the present". If you're ketchupping (or blitzing) you will not have rea...
by azule
Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

I was just reading about punctuation on the language log. Maybe there's no period, for instance, because this Beanie was keeping it casual. Like "let's hit the hay" instead of "we shall now commence our 8 newpix of sleep." That's all I got. Speaking of sleep.... Edit: or/our typo.
by azule
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks, ggh. I'll have a look; see how those compare to the other Beanish (punctuation) in her speech. There's two pretty clear dots above the N and O in frame 2878: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/ba6b88deba40856ac2b0245504635efe843049b916ec027a47e0304d0e325c32.png Maybe they're also on purpose? ↶...
by azule
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 13139

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

The first panel, isn't it a little on the nose to put a clock on the beach? Hmm, she stopped time and tide... I wonder how that could be illustrated. I guess it is illustrated -- in a frozen moment. Clever. ;) Well, that sure explains why we had to .... wait for it..... Wait for it :twisted: I was ...
by azule
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1704: "Gnome Ann"
Replies: 72
Views: 13139

Re: 1704: "Gnome Ann"

I don't have a pun. Let me just state that right away.

The first panel, isn't it a little on the nose to put a clock on the beach? Hmm, she stopped time and tide... I wonder how that could be illustrated. I guess it is illustrated -- in a frozen moment. Clever. ;)
by azule
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

He's a past OTTer? I hope that just means that he's been in the Outside for too long. I read just his comment but I'll have to read the rest for context. But, that's neat. The more spread of "molpy" and other OTTish, the better. :)
by azule
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Sorry to hear, HES. Hope "it" solves the problem. Another thing that's interesting about that diacritic is that it's all over Rosetta's please-be-patient speech: http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/xkcd-time/images/9/91/Dialog_2874a.png/revision/latest?cb=20130717210846 Is "please&quo...
by azule
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cargo is taken by ship, shipments are taken by car. Except when a shipment is currently on a ship, and is therefore cargo. Once it leaves the ship, it loses its cargoness. But what happens if the shipment is contained within a car on a ship? Is it a shipment that is within cargo but is not itself c...
by azule
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

For decree: um, those triangles and squares and circles are pigeon Beanish and have actual meanings. This is how the carrier pigeons communicate. The Beanish pigeons. Hence why most linguists think in terms of morphemes (fundamental units of meaning). Yes, but many words contain several morphemes me...
by azule
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'll go back to the basement now. Noooooooooo! You'll miss all the chocolate! My understanding was that that's where the chocolate was. Oh, lookie, apparently they have internet down here now. 8-) I don't think we know anything for sure. I'm not even sure water is water - I was leaning towards &quo...
by azule
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ack, I didn't read that right. I'll go back to the basement now.
by azule
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

What makes a word in Beanish? What makes a word? As a kid I always wondered whether it was "right" to have two-word phrases in the dictionary. [...] Words are like that too, but different. (Interesting that we speak of a sea of words - thus words must be able to do what they want!) For me...
by azule
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks for following the decree, everymolp. Not bad at all. Not bad. Now if only we could go into the future for the next decree. :D Ketchup soon pastazule! I hope no one reads that as "pasta zule". Isn't that Italian? *looks up* "Pasta Fazool". Hmm . I found, through Time, Some ...
by azule
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi, backwards time panda. Thanks for following my decree. Lovely new colpix. NP 2016 starts with me as pope saying that I wanted to assign OTTers as body parts. Apparently I was the diaphragm. lol I see the OTC Beanish and it looks pretty great. I haven't seen the images in a while. Watermolpybison ...
by azule
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh dear, this is embarrassing. I guess if you're going to deliberately misunderstand someone, you ought to be sure you actually do understand them in the first place. You're embarrassed? Hah, I made you create something..... Sorry for making you do work on something that totally WHOOSHED over my he...
by azule
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

I intended the following for a release with a revamped Zanclean Zodiac page (with mobile support and cool CSS). But, since that's difficult and may take a while I'm releasing this during our 100k celebration. This first section is basically a transcript of the prologue. The second section is behind ...
by azule
Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Nice one, ggh. Any chance you can make a desktop background image sized one? I'm going to edit chat with you, ggh. You use your post and I'll use mine. Oh, I hadn't even seen that image. I *sheepishly* meant *baah* this one, frame 2500: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=52374&mode=view...
by azule
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105934
Views: 35727343

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks for the refresher, mrob. So, my meteor frame timings for Zanclean Zodiac were an arbitrary decision of 5 minutes between frames.

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