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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:34 pm UTC
thirds wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:Pfffttt... 36 is only a cool number if you're a triophile.*

*Fan of the number 3 and its multiplicative factors

And whats wrong with that? (my first post was #3 on page 333)

Well, nothing, actually. Sorry if my tone was too harsh. Heck, ALL numbers are cool!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:39 pm UTC
lassehp wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
airdrik wrote:Pfffttt... 36 is only a cool number if you're a triophile.* But 5 is such a handier number, so number like 125 are WAYYY cooler.

Just sayin'...

*Fan of the number 3 and its multiplicative factors

So being a fan of cubic numbers is not a form of triophilia? How surprising!

Edit: Just noticed that 216 is quite amusing. 61+2 = (2+1)*6*(2*1)*6. Well, maybe I just have a weird sense of humour.

That's ok. I kinda have a sicks one, too.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:41 pm UTC
StratPlayer wrote:Heck, ALL numbers are cool!

Which is, of course, easy to prove. Suppose not all (natural) numbers are cool. Then, there's a lowest number that isn't cool - a pretty cool property for a number, which contradicts our assumption. Therefore, all numbers are cool. QED.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:45 pm UTC
Mycroft_147 wrote:<snip>
Should we include include somewhere a study of the quality, quality, and distribution of hats?

YES! Most definitely!!

higgs-boson wrote:
Spoiler:
BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 314 out of 364 pages.
...
buffygirl wrote:BlitzGirl-skip cryptic (rot13) posts!!

Noooo, who did that? You do realize that I am reading it ALL, right? *grumbles about future rot13 encounters*
My Quest continues, just as soon as I work out how to sig all these titles.

As Apostolic Visitator, Holiest of Holy Fun-Havers, I ask you, BuffyGirl, Arch-Cardinal of Hat Stacking:
Hey, are you trying to cheat Time?

Uhhhhhhh

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:47 pm UTC
Yes, people are posting cool stuff way too fast! I'm still trying to get caught up.

mojacardave wrote:Modified the post density graph a bit. It had too much data and not enough resolution. I've applied a 12-timeframe rolling average, to smooth the curve a little (and thinned the line).

This essentially shows the same data as before, but the line technically represents the average number of posts over the previous 12 TimeFrames, for any given point. Gets rid of some of the sharp spikes, and is a very good indication of coma-cycles. Clearly the American crowd outweighs the rest of us!

Thanks for doing this! I was going to try to work this up last night, but I had to coma.As I expected, I waited long enough for someone else to do the work for me. I mean, I'm so sorry you had to do all that work!

BlitzGirl wrote:Noooo, who did that? You do realize that I am reading it ALL, right? *grumbles about future rot13 encounters*

Well, don't look at me. I tried to get them to stop, but would they listen to me? Noooo. (Looks pointedly at guilty parties.)

Magdiragdag wrote:Is she building a mosque?

I had that thought as well.

rcrowell wrote:I must say that I simply cannot believe how attached to Megan and Cueball I've become. In fact, I can't believe how attached to all of YOU, including and especially our dear BlitzGirl, I've become. When I step away from my computer, I wonder what M+C are doing. I'm distracted. I can't sleep. My heart stutters when I get a glimpse of a new dialog bubble. I break out into a cold sweat if a new frame doesn't appear at the right instant. I hang on every word you all say. Your over-analyzations are music to my ears, and I clap my hands and shout for joy when BlitzGirl reaches another milestone. It's getting difficult to hide this obsession from friends, family and colleagues..

This is so true. Forisms (forumisms?) slip into Outside emails, I wonder who's been on the forum since I last checked, or whether anyone has responded to a certain post, I was SO excited when Blitzgirl noticed my sig to her. I can't decide if this is really messed up, or really wonderful.

OK, this is getting really long. Time to end this post and finish catching up!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:03 pm UTC
StratPlayer wrote:You musta been Little Twelve Toes

Whoa, I don't remember that song at all. Pretty psychedelic.

higgs-boson wrote:
xkcd
Pronounciation: /exkayseedee/
verb (xkcds, xkcding, past xkcded, past participle xkcded)
[no object]
> (1) to publish a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
> (2) to state something incredible witty and clever.
> (3) to create a time sink intelligent people dump their working hours in, and therefore ruining the economic power of companies and countries.
Meanings are not mutually exclusive.

This is too true, and too funny. Unless...what if it's NOT funny? What if the first 1189 xkcd comics were just meant to lure us in and think that Randall was a cool, funny, nice nerdy guy, when his plan all along was to use Time for WORLD DOMINATION. Maybe we should be resisting! Maybe we should fight the temptation to…oh, hey, it's Friday, gotta check out the new comic!

ETA: Is this what's meant by a double post, when you post twice in a row? And that's bad, right? Sorry...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:04 pm UTC
SCHLONG!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
StratPlayer wrote:
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
airdrik wrote:
histrion wrote:THRONG!

Also: I've passed the 500/3 post count threshold!

I see posts like this and I just want to think of an xkcd-esque My Hobby is: finding significance in the most insignificant of numbers - 466 is 1234 in base 7, woot!
(I'd use my current post count, but let's face it: 36 is a pretty cool number!)

Pfffttt... 36 is only a cool number if you're a triophile.* But 5 is such a handier number, so number like 125 are WAYYY cooler.

Just sayin'...

*Fan of the number 3 and its multiplicative factors

Heh. "Handier."

I'm considering joining the Dozenal Society of America, myself.

You musta been Little Twelve Toes

Not one of their catchier numbers, although it certainly does commit to explaining dozenal notation in depth, doesn't it?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:26 pm UTC
StratPlayer wrote:ETA: Good thing mscha disbanded the papacy last NewPage. That "Pope-of-the-page" schtick was getting a bit stale anyway. Although I am a a little disappointed no-one ever commented on my Papal Magnum Opus. C'mon, Opus was a very cool character!!! And the "Mental Floss" bit? Classic!

Plus, put it together with the "page 357" (i.e. "Magnum .357") and dish it out as a "Magnum Opus???" Hey, that's choice material right there...

Yes yes yes! I kept meaning to comment on that, but kept getting distra...ooh, what's that? Sorry, what was I saying? Opus! Yes! I LOVE Opus, and running across him in the thread (Twice!) made my day. And props for the fine punnery.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
mscha wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:Heck, ALL numbers are cool!

Which is, of course, easy to prove. Suppose not all (natural) numbers are cool. Then, there's a lowest number that isn't cool - a pretty cool property for a number, which contradicts our assumption. Therefore, all numbers are cool. QED.

Sort of like the ontological argument for the existence of God - except in this case it's supposed to be funny.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
Okay, I know I'm breaking the rules here, but it's been 15 minutes since the last post. And that was me.

Are we burning out? I mean, better that than fading away looping, but I think we still have life left in us.

Well, I'll use the time to experiment with the BBCode math stuff:

ETA: Okay, apparently I have no idea how the BBCode math tags work. Anyone?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:46 pm UTC
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
airdrik wrote:
histrion wrote:(I'd use my current post count, but let's face it: 36 is a pretty cool number!)

Pfffttt... 36 is only a cool number if you're a triophile.* But 5 is such a handier number, so number like 125 are WAYYY cooler.

Just sayin'...

*Fan of the number 3 and its multiplicative factors[/size]

Heh. "Handier."

I'm considering joining the Dozenal Society of America, myself.

You musta been Little Twelve Toes

Not one of their catchier numbers, although it certainly does commit to explaining dozenal notation in depth, doesn't it?

I <3 the dozenal system! Speaking of which, it works great with Time: 40 newpix(oldnewpix?)/coma cycle, or 20 longpix(newnewpix...currentpix?)/coma cycle...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:49 pm UTC
mojacardave wrote:If anybody else wants a graph, this should work in Excel 2007 and later (possibly earlier versions as well, but I don't guarantee that).
It only contains data up to TimeFrame 720.

This is the awesomest!! mojacardave's excel thingy

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
histrion wrote:Okay, I know I'm breaking the rules here, but it's been 15 minutes since the last post. And that was me.

Are we burning out? I mean, better that than fading away looping, but I think we still have life left in us.

Well, I'll use the time to experiment with the BBCode math stuff:

ETA: Okay, apparently I have no idea how the BBCode math tags work. Anyone?

Nope, me either... Let's see!

[math]This is like mathy stuff: 1+2x=4x^2[/math]

ETA: The above line is inside the "math" tags, but I can't tell a dang bit of difference...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:01 pm UTC

More Meganish Mounding...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:01 pm UTC

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:06 pm UTC
StratPlayer wrote:
histrion wrote:Okay, I know I'm breaking the rules here, but it's been 15 minutes since the last post. And that was me.

Are we burning out? I mean, better that than fading away looping, but I think we still have life left in us.

Well, I'll use the time to experiment with the BBCode math stuff:

ETA: Okay, apparently I have no idea how the BBCode math tags work. Anyone?

Nope, me either... Let's see!

[math]This is like mathy stuff: 1+2x=4x^2[/math]

ETA: The above line is inside the "math" tags, but I can't tell a dang bit of difference...

I think you want imath, [imath]\$ 1 + sin( 2x) = 4x ^ 2 \$[/imath] but it still doesn't seem to be working, with or without \$ bracketing, using \sup or ^.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
You'd think this'd be the sort of forum where the math tags would work.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
histrion wrote:
mscha wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:Heck, ALL numbers are cool!

Which is, of course, easy to prove. Suppose not all (natural) numbers are cool. Then, there's a lowest number that isn't cool - a pretty cool property for a number, which contradicts our assumption. Therefore, all numbers are cool. QED.

Sort of like the ontological argument for the existence of God - except in this case it's supposed to be funny.

What I would like to know now is: Are all numbers equally cool, and if not, is there a least cool and most cool number in ℕ?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
lassehp wrote:
histrion wrote:
mscha wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:Heck, ALL numbers are cool!

Which is, of course, easy to prove. Suppose not all (natural) numbers are cool. Then, there's a lowest number that isn't cool - a pretty cool property for a number, which contradicts our assumption. Therefore, all numbers are cool. QED.

Sort of like the ontological argument for the existence of God - except in this case it's supposed to be funny.

What I would like to know now is: Are all numbers equally cool, and if not, is there a least cool and most cool number in ℕ?

I suppose you would have to define what the criteria for coolness is.
imho (and I think a lot of us here agree) 1190 is the coolest number around.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:22 pm UTC
StratPlayer wrote:Heck, ALL numbers are cool!

Hey! Max! Lenny Myer!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:24 pm UTC
lmjb1964 wrote:
rcrowell wrote:I must say that I simply cannot believe how attached to Megan and Cueball I've become. In fact, I can't believe how attached to all of YOU, including and especially our dear BlitzGirl, I've become. When I step away from my computer, I wonder what M+C are doing. I'm distracted. I can't sleep. My heart stutters when I get a glimpse of a new dialog bubble. I break out into a cold sweat if a new frame doesn't appear at the right instant. I hang on every word you all say. Your over-analyzations are music to my ears, and I clap my hands and shout for joy when BlitzGirl reaches another milestone. It's getting difficult to hide this obsession from friends, family and colleagues..

This is so true. Forisms (forumisms?) slip into Outside emails, I wonder who's been on the forum since I last checked, or whether anyone has responded to a certain post, I was SO excited when Blitzgirl noticed my sig to her. I can't decide if this is really messed up, or really wonderful.

I felt the same! And I keep having to come back check for updates to the thread, even when I don't have enough Time...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:24 pm UTC
airdrik wrote:
lassehp wrote:
histrion wrote:
mscha wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:Heck, ALL numbers are cool!

Which is, of course, easy to prove. Suppose not all (natural) numbers are cool. Then, there's a lowest number that isn't cool - a pretty cool property for a number, which contradicts our assumption. Therefore, all numbers are cool. QED.

Sort of like the ontological argument for the existence of God - except in this case it's supposed to be funny.

What I would like to know now is: Are all numbers equally cool, and if not, is there a least cool and most cool number in ℕ?

I suppose you would have to define what the criteria for coolness is.
imho (and I think a lot of us here agree) 1190 is the coolest number around.

Can't argue with that.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:27 pm UTC
Speaking of numbers, does Blitzgirl know how to sew?
Spoiler:
Y'know, cause a stitch in time saves nine? Anybody?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
tman2nd wrote:
airdrik wrote:
lassehp wrote:What I would like to know now is: Are all numbers equally cool, and if not, is there a least cool and most cool number in ℕ?

I suppose you would have to define what the criteria for coolness is.
imho (and I think a lot of us here agree) 1190 is the coolest number around.

Can't argue with that.

Beg to differ. Although 1190 is the Number of Time, this is not a property of Time as such; Time being cool does not necessitate that its number is cool.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
lassehp wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
airdrik wrote:
lassehp wrote:What I would like to know now is: Are all numbers equally cool, and if not, is there a least cool and most cool number in ℕ?

I suppose you would have to define what the criteria for coolness is.
imho (and I think a lot of us here agree) 1190 is the coolest number around.

Can't argue with that.

Beg to differ. Although 1190 is the Number of Time, this is not a property of Time as such; Time being cool does not necessitate that its number is cool.

Actually, since nothing existed before Time, there are no numbers less than 1190.

So, is 1190 cool? Well, not as cool as 1191, which is where we first get the sense that something's happening.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:43 pm UTC
lassehp wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
airdrik wrote:
lassehp wrote:What I would like to know now is: Are all numbers equally cool, and if not, is there a least cool and most cool number in ℕ?

I suppose you would have to define what the criteria for coolness is.
imho (and I think a lot of us here agree) 1190 is the coolest number around.

Can't argue with that.

Beg to differ. Although 1190 is the Number of Time, this is not a property of Time as such; Time being cool does not necessitate that its number is cool.

I would humbly suggest that -273.15 is the coolest number ...

Also, I coma for a night and come back to what feels like a thousand NewPages and it's taken me ages to catch up, I can't imagine how BlitzGirl is coping!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:50 pm UTC
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
histrion wrote:
mojacardave wrote:
histrion wrote:Are Latent22 and patzer still doing those graphs? I guess I'll stop resisting and ask for one.

ETA: someone get mojacardave his pointy hat!

Bestow upon me a pointy hat, and I shall bestow upon you a graph...

Awesome! Look what a latecomer I am to the party!

You're not alone. I checked: Of the top ten posters, only two (KarMann and peewee_RotA) were XKCD forum members before the beginning of Time.

Nuh-uh! I was a member before Time. I was just a lurker.

Oops. FTFM

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
lmjb1964 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
histrion wrote:
mojacardave wrote:
histrion wrote:Are Latent22 and patzer still doing those graphs? I guess I'll stop resisting and ask for one.

ETA: someone get mojacardave his pointy hat!

Bestow upon me a pointy hat, and I shall bestow upon you a graph...

Awesome! Look what a latecomer I am to the party!

You're not alone. I checked: Of the top ten posters, only two (KarMann and peewee_RotA) were XKCD forum members before the beginning of Time.

Nuh-uh! I was a member before time. I was just a lurker.

Top 10 posters.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
descor wrote:
lassehp wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
airdrik wrote:
lassehp wrote:What I would like to know now is: Are all numbers equally cool, and if not, is there a least cool and most cool number in ℕ?

I suppose you would have to define what the criteria for coolness is.
imho (and I think a lot of us here agree) 1190 is the coolest number around.

Can't argue with that.

Beg to differ. Although 1190 is the Number of Time, this is not a property of Time as such; Time being cool does not necessitate that its number is cool.

I would humbly suggest that -271.15 is the coolest number ...

Also, I coma for a night and come back to what feels like a thousand NewPages and it's taken me ages to catch up, I can't imagine how BlitzGirl is coping!

I would suggest that 736 is the most important number, until the next newpix, then it will be 737, then 738....

Essentially because that defines the age of this new universe of the OTC, and without that reference there is no Time!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:54 pm UTC
tman2nd wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
histrion wrote:
mojacardave wrote:
histrion wrote:Are Latent22 and patzer still doing those graphs? I guess I'll stop resisting and ask for one.

ETA: someone get mojacardave his pointy hat!

Bestow upon me a pointy hat, and I shall bestow upon you a graph...

Awesome! Look what a latecomer I am to the party!

You're not alone. I checked: Of the top ten posters, only two (KarMann and peewee_RotA) were XKCD forum members before the beginning of Time.

Nuh-uh! I was a member before time. I was just a lurker.

Top 10 posters.

Oops. nevermind....(slinks out of the room)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
QUONG:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
histrion wrote:
mscha wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:Heck, ALL numbers are cool!

Which is, of course, easy to prove. Suppose not all (natural) numbers are cool. Then, there's a lowest number that isn't cool - a pretty cool property for a number, which contradicts our assumption. Therefore, all numbers are cool. QED.

Sort of like the ontological argument for the existence of God - except in this case it's supposed to be funny.

Hmm, has anyone proved the existence of Randall yet?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
*Whew* Finally caught up after my coma (which ended about 11 Newpix ago) just in time to go camping for the weekend with no access to internet, stranded in a Timeless world coma for a very long while...

Think of all the Time I will miss! Moments like these, knowing what many Newpages and new TimeFrames will be awaiting my return, make me realize the true boldness of Blitzgirl. Adventuring through Time much more adventurously than us commoners ever dare to. Have faith Blitzgirl, the end is in sight! or at least it will be in the future, I'm not sure how well you can see through Time, but probably much better than I

With that, I commence my Waiting from afar, wishing Wait here again soon. Time will only tell what wonders the future holds!

Farewell fellow Waiters! GodRandallspeed!

EDIT: Good thing this whole PFAN was discontinued, I would make an awfully terrible one at this particular moment in Time

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
mscha wrote:QUONG:

I'm beginning to think the rightmost tower is going to be submerged before it ever collapses. Pretty solid sand construction.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:22 pm UTC
pitareio wrote:
Spoiler:
mscha wrote:QUONG:

I'm beginning to think the rightmost tower is going to be submerged before it ever collapses. Pretty solid sand construction.

Maybe the whole set of lower castles will become a kind of Atlantis?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:25 pm UTC
Purplepants77 wrote:EDIT: Good thing this whole PFAN was discontinued, I would make an awfully terrible one at this particular moment in Time

The Papacy must be continued! As it was never clear which Church the PFAN was the leader of, I deign to create the "Church of the Newpage" that determines that its Leader shall be defined by the first post of a new page, and its principles, beliefs, and philosophy are determined by that page.

It is our most sincere belief that every 40 Newposts represents the appropriate culmination of knowledge and beliefs that should be abided by! As determined by the ancient fora architecture, and foretold by the browser. Our timeframe is measured in NewPosts, and our representative symbol is the NewPix.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:36 pm UTC
Mycroft_147 wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:Are you another of those who didn't realize “it” is uncapitalized?

Pop culture outpaces everyone in the end. But I only intended to capitalize "it" to symbolically represent the "it" for which we've all been waiting. And since you seem to know exactly which "it" I was referring to, in retrospect it seems to have been a rather effective conduit.

I think what you mean is Pope culture.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:42 pm UTC
tman2nd wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote: Knight of the Woeful Maintenance. Does anyone get this reference?

I, for one, don't.

And I, for two, don't either.

I for one, think I do get the reference

(edit: I had somehow quoted the wrong post)

cellocgw wrote:
SBN wrote:
mojacardave wrote: Clearly the American crowd outweighs the rest of us!

It's not our fault, it's because of the giant sodas. (Or cokes, or pops, depending on where in America you are.)

New Hampshire: tonic. (I don't live there any more, but still remember my shock when I first heard that term)

Really a North of Boston thing in general, especially along the Merrimack Valley.

BlitzGirl wrote:
Habbiamos Patriacha!

Is someone else going to Gong?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:12 pm UTC
*Headslap!* I meant to quote, really I did. while I'm here, I might as well B/DGong:
[i

higgs-boson wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 314 out of 364 pages.
...
buffygirl wrote:BlitzGirl-skip cryptic (rot13) posts!!

Noooo, who did that? You do realize that I am reading it ALL, right? *grumbles about future rot13 encounters*
My Quest continues, just as soon as I work out how to sig all these titles.

As Apostolic Visitator, Holiest of Holy Fun-Havers, I ask you, BuffyGirl, Arch-Cardinal of Hat Stacking:

Hey, are you trying to cheat Time?

I propose that all those jerwonderful people who used obscure coding (and I'd give rot13 a pass) edit their posts to have spoilered translations to give her a chance.