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by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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 udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

Technically it's is correct with both an apostrophe or an apostraphe -s for NAMES which end in S. So Peaches' and Peaches's would both be correct... since it's a name. Mostly it becomes a consistency thing. If you choose not to add the -s for a possessive name, do so throughout the entirety of your...
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

About this, is there someone who can explain to me how it works? My teacher said that the 's is used for persons but not objects, but her explanation wasn't too clear. My best guess as to what your teacher meant is that you don't use 's for pronouns. That is my dog's toy. That is Peaches' toy. My d...
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

I was more worried about things like: can I say "I like that ball's color"? Why is it "door lock" and not "door's lock"? Ball's color is fine, as long as it's visible under all the hair. Door lock is a general term - door locks are made of brass, that door's lock is ma...
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

About this, is there someone who can explain to me how it works? My teacher said that the 's is used for persons but not objects, but her explanation wasn't too clear. My best guess as to what your teacher meant is that you don't use 's for pronouns. That is my dog's toy. That is Peaches' toy. My d...
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

There is even a wikipedia page for this kind of things, wow. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_linguistic_example_sentences

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by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

Like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo , can we have Watch watch Watch watch watch Watch watch? As I've already said, I don't perfectly know the English language, so always doubt of my words, but: shouldn't it be something like "Watch'...
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

Can I be a bishop? You clearly can't become a Cardinal, but I don't see why you shouldn't be a Bishop. In theory, I think we need another bishop to ordain you and the only bishop we currently have is Pope Helper. But since we have no Can n on Law regulating this yet, I will do it. I, udscbt, Cardin...
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

Can I be a bishop? You clearly can't become a Cardinal, but I don't see why you shouldn't be a Bishop. In theory, I think we need another bishop to ordain you and the only bishop we currently have is Pope Helper. But since we have no Can n on Law regulating this yet, I will do it. I, udscbt, Cardin...
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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 udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

Dracomax wrote:exspecta illum

Sorry, but that's MY motto.
EDIT: I just noticed that I mispelled it! I'll be back soon.
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

We need the Can n on Law! Problem: we need either an Ecumenic Council (i.e. lots of bishops) or the Pope. [EDIT: now that I think an "Ecumenic" Council is not appropriate for deciding the laws describing how to change a Pope] Can I be a bishop? I'll refuse to move due north, south, east, ...
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/35cc8c22e47bd649f2bb1cab8e103f22e4c2c7e21bcb1c8ff200accc2bc99dda.png Unrelated: where is the Pope? It's been a while since the last time /s?he|it/ appeared. I had noted this. How long would it take for us to realise he/she/it was assassinated by one of the other her...
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Debian VS Ubuntu
Replies: 49
Views: 32340

Re: Debian VS Ubuntu

Debian, because it's more free than Ubuntu. And because Canonical. (But I use Ubuntu anyway because I already had the live CD and didn't want to download something else, I'm such a hypocrite)
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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Unrelated: where is the Pope? It's been a while since the last time /s?he|it/ appeared.
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"
Replies: 117
Views: 53408

Re: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"

Now I want to become a chemist. Of the suicide kind apparently.
by udscbt
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

These last few frames make me suspect that Randall The Lord of Time is aware of this thread. This reminded me that a couple of days ago I dreamed Lord Randall (in the IRC channel they said it's normal as long as I don't dream to BE Randall, so stop looking at me like that) and He said that He doesn...
by udscbt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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Coma time! And she picked up the white box.
by udscbt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

EDIT: btw, anyone good at analysis of italian poetry? Only if by Italian poetry you mean "poetry written by Italians in the English language". My knowledge of the Italian language probably ranks slightly above my knowledge of COBOL and below my knowledge of INTERCAL (which I have used nev...
by udscbt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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. There's never really been much for ripples or waves on the water, eith...
by udscbt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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DONG
by udscbt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

Caswallon wrote:
histrion wrote:I can't explain this, but for some reason the current slide...
...is so much more amusing because of those little flags behind Megan.


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.
by udscbt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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elementropy wrote:Am I the only one thinking that Cueball should be helping Megan with the ladder?

I think he would only make it more dangerous :)
by udscbt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

'lo all, Really hope this hasn't been proposed before, I've read about 80% of the posts in this thread so hoping that I would have seen it if it has... People trying to work out the Time between newpix using projectiles made me think: what if the filename is a hash of the Time time rather than the ...
by udscbt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

RobIrr wrote:Image

All that work with the poles etc and they've no so much as kicked a flag over by mistake...

Definitely a stair... or a rail?
by udscbt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

I should be doing homeworks important cardinal duties, but I noticed that nobody has posted the previous pic, so here it is. Regarding the new one, why is she bringing a stair before they've finished the right "thing"? http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/f72e4f5aeaa6a3ebc3f2981eb96035a63336c6...
by udscbt
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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Time for coma!

[EDIT: too late]
by udscbt
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

ChronosDragon wrote:
udscbt wrote:Image


What could this be? A power line? A mast for a sail? A support beam for a giant trebuchet? ONLY RANDALL KNOWS

What about a fishing pole, but for raptors?
by udscbt
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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by udscbt
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

For some unknown reason my Grandmother refused to let my Dad write with his left hand - she made him use his right hand. He uses his left for everything else: football (of the soccer variety), DIY, tennis etc. but his right for writing! I assume he was a goalkeeper, otherwise using either of his ha...
by udscbt
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

I still wonder about comics prior to the One True, but perhaps I can think of those as so many John the Baptists (Johns the Baptist?)). I find myself using the theology of the Church of Last Thursday as a sort of conceptual reference point. Cool, I think I will join them... no, wait... Dear Cardina...
by udscbt
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

She's... doing something! It looks like she's digging. Does she want to create a bunker?
by udscbt
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

Magdiragdag wrote:Image

Is she holding a ball?
by udscbt
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

RobIrr wrote:Image
Sigh ....

Is this another duplicate no-action ?

The sea level (if it is the sea) has increased.
by udscbt
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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by udscbt
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

Another one! I actually wrote this before seeing the new Frame. EDIT: ninja'd lol. I'd got the [img] tags ready to paste the URL into, but added the comment afterwards. Anyway, it's now midnight very late outsider time and coma calls. I wonder if she'll have actually built something by the time I g...
by udscbt
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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Another one! I actually wrote this before seeing the new Frame.
EDIT: ninja'd
by udscbt
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

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by udscbt
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm sorry I have to double-post, but I don't want to edit the last post for the Frame [EDIT: ninja'd]
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Everything goes as expected.
by udscbt
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106224
Views: 38025777

Re: 1190: "Time"

kryton wrote: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.

I haven't checked the others, but http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/ seems up to date.

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