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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
by AluisioASG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
by patzer
Spoiler:
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ninja'd

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
by udscbt
Is /s?he|it/ modifying the tower or destroying it?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
by bouer
He's connecting them!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:31 pm UTC
by HAL9000
He appears to be connecting the two castles. Perhaps building a new tower between them?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:31 pm UTC
by KroniK907
Lirtosiast wrote:I think he will heighten the tower, and replace the flag on the top. It doesn't make sense that they would start destroying the castle from the middle.



Good call

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:31 pm UTC
by KroniK907
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXPLANATION OF THE LAST 4000+ POSTS
WITHOUT HAVING TO READ THEM ALL, PLEASE READ THE WIKI!


http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/XKCD_Time_Wiki

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:31 pm UTC
by Sappharos
What is he doing now?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:32 pm UTC
by Tass
ThinkerEmeritus wrote:
mscha wrote:He's taking the flag. :( No other changes, sea level constant.


The stretch at the right of the picture isn't water; Cueball walked along the top of it after the "swim."


No he didn't. Look at his height. He was walking in it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:32 pm UTC
by mscha
What's that? A bunch of added sand? A bag for the flags? (Green is added, red is removed.)
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ETfix image URL

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:33 pm UTC
by blowfishhootie
ThinkerEmeritus wrote:
mscha wrote:He's taking the flag. :( No other changes, sea level constant.


The stretch at the right of the picture isn't water; Cueball walked along the top of it after the "swim."


So you're saying Monroe has drawn this comic that has taken four days and counting to experience, has people building sandcastles and talking about swimming while at what appears to be a beach, only for it all to not be a beach, but with no clues to that effect at all? Why?

You are pretty clearly wrong. He didn't walk ON the water, he walked IN it. When the legs and the water are the same color, it can be difficult to tell the difference.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:33 pm UTC
by kryton
I hope he fixes the sand he just knocked down

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:34 pm UTC
by bouer
KroniK907 wrote:
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXPLANATION OF THE LAST 4000+ POSTS
WITHOUT HAVING TO READ THEM ALL, PLEASE READ THE WIKI!




If you haven't read all 4000+ posts you should do so. Right now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:34 pm UTC
by shadowjester
Maybe he's going to try to carry the castle home with him, to save a bit of this day?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:35 pm UTC
by digimuzik
He tripped and broke some of the turret while he was stealing the flag. Man, Cueball is clumsy!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:35 pm UTC
by ThinkerEmeritus
Tass wrote:
ThinkerEmeritus wrote:
mscha wrote:He's taking the flag. :( No other changes, sea level constant.


The stretch at the right of the picture isn't water; Cueball walked along the top of it after the "swim."


No he didn't. Look at his height. He was walking in it.


You are right. My bad.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:36 pm UTC
by KroniK907
digimuzik wrote:He tripped and broke some of the turret while he was stealing the flag. Man, Cueball is clumsy!

No... None of the tower broke/fell/destroyed. He seems to be piling up more sand next to it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:39 pm UTC
by KroniK907
I HAVE A PREDICTION!!

By the time all is over there will be exactly 336 pages to this thread.

Heed these words!!!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:40 pm UTC
by shadowjester
Mods...mods...they wish to go mad...The Creator wouldn't let them get in the way of Time...would He?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:40 pm UTC
by mittfh
Uh oh. I've just had an idea for a filk...

All together now:

# This is the thread that doesn't end,
# Yes it goes on and on my friend.
# Some people started posting here not knowing what it was
# And they'll continue posting here forever just because...

[Repeat ad infinitum]

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:41 pm UTC
by darthjimmy
KroniK907 wrote:I HAVE A PREDICTION!!

By the time all is over there will be exactly 336 pages to this thread.

Heed these words!!!


QUESTION: Why 336? I'm too tired to think...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:41 pm UTC
by rmsgrey
KarMann wrote:
Black Hat Guy wrote:
Wraithlord wrote:
micdi wrote:
kryton wrote:
SilverTree wrote:Occam's Razor for me: no coffee lake, no snow, just a beach and a (awesome) sand castle.
Occam's razor is about simplifying one theory, not about picking between two theories.
May i quote Wikipedia on Occam´s razor?
"It states that among competing hypotheses, the one that makes the fewest assumptions should be selected."
Well according to Ocam's Razor then, you do not exist. Ha.
Nope. If he doesn't exist, why is he on the forum? Ghost? Where did the ghost come from? What mechanism is therefore needed? This all needs explaining, so a better theory is that he is simply a living person.

Bad news for your simplicity, BHG. Guys. People are complicated!

But they're the simplest things we know of that can reliably simulate people!

For the "he doesn't exist" hypothesis to compete with the "well, Zaphod's just this guy, y'know?" hypothesis, it has to explain the observed phenomena at least about as well - which would mean postulating a mechanism capable of causing posts to appear that appear to have been written by people, but which aren't written by people. Doing that in a way that's simpler than just assuming there are people somewhere beyond the screen is tricky.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:42 pm UTC
by mittfh
KroniK907 wrote:I HAVE A PREDICTION!!

By the time all is over there will be exactly 336 pages to this thread.


Nah, 360 pages :)

Either that, or 360 frames to the animation...

...at which point it will have gone full circle :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:43 pm UTC
by udscbt
Is it normal to feel terrible because I'm going to sleep? Someone should write an article in the wiki regarding the TRSDS ("Time" Related Sleep Deprivation Syndrome), in the mean time I will try to fight the urge to stay awake. See you in 20 TF.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:43 pm UTC
by xspeedballx
I am starting to feel like the breakfast club? Will we all still care about each other after the end of Time?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
by Pelahnar
KroniK907 wrote:
digimuzik wrote:He tripped and broke some of the turret while he was stealing the flag. Man, Cueball is clumsy!

No... None of the tower broke/fell/destroyed. He seems to be piling up more sand next to it.


Indeed. Furthermore, the sand he's piling next to it appear to be stair stepped. Clearly it's deliberate.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:45 pm UTC
by AussieJono
mittfh wrote:
KroniK907 wrote:I HAVE A PREDICTION!!

By the time all is over there will be exactly 336 pages to this thread.


Nah, 360 pages :)

Either that, or 360 frames to the animation...

...at which point it will have gone full circle :D


I think you'll find it went full circle very early, after approximately 6.283 frame.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:48 pm UTC
by 314159
Wow. Left this on page 50-something, and just caught up. That's a lot of posts...

On the "Can you swim in Oobleck" question, it's a non-newtonian shear thickening material, so it has pretty similar rheological properties to quicksand. Try to punch either, and your hand will bounce off, but you can pour both like water. You can certainly swim in quicksand. It's more dense, so you float better, but you have to make sure you keep your arms below your head, or your head will sink below the level of the quicksand. You've also got to be careful of not tipping over, as your legs have a tendency to float up and then it's harder to keep your head up. You can swim, you just have to move slowly, and not panic.

Handy advice for anyone caught in a sea of Oobleck.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:48 pm UTC
by shever
What exactly did Megan get in her mouth in 175???

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:49 pm UTC
by bouer
mittfh wrote:
KroniK907 wrote:I HAVE A PREDICTION!!

By the time all is over there will be exactly 336 pages to this thread.


Nah, 360 pages :)

Either that, or 360 frames to the animation...

...at which point it will have gone full circle :D


What's so special about 360? If you want it to go full circle it should take tau frames.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:51 pm UTC
by blowfishhootie
shever wrote:What exactly did Megan get in her mouth in 175???


Here's a hint: She had just gotten out of the water following some swimming. Any guesses what was in her mouth?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:52 pm UTC
by shever
blowfishhootie wrote:
shever wrote:What exactly did Megan get in her mouth in 175???


Here's a hint: She had just gotten out of the water following some swimming. Any guesses what was in her mouth?


A giant jellyfish?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:52 pm UTC
by kryton
@Aubron - I'm on an iPad-1, I have no arrow keys to step through the pix, help?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:52 pm UTC
by htom
336 is twice 168, the number of hours in an Outsider's "week".

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:53 pm UTC
by Ayriannah
shever wrote:
blowfishhootie wrote:
shever wrote:What exactly did Megan get in her mouth in 175???


Here's a hint: She had just gotten out of the water following some swimming. Any guesses what was in her mouth?


A giant jellyfish?


got it in one. [/sarcasm]

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:54 pm UTC
by rpgamer
So, is this actually a comic, or a social experiment?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:54 pm UTC
by Helper
rpgamer wrote:So, is this actually a comic, or a social experiment?

Once again, yes. :twisted:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:55 pm UTC
by KroniK907
htom wrote:336 is twice 168, the number of hours in an Outsider's "week".

I like how I pulled a random plausible number out of my ass and somehow you came up with a plausible meaning... This goes to show just how far we will go to put meaning into things

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:56 pm UTC
by blowfishhootie
rpgamer wrote:So, is this actually a comic, or a social experiment?


Why are they presumed to be mutually exclusive?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:56 pm UTC
by shever
Ayriannah wrote:
shever wrote:
blowfishhootie wrote:
shever wrote:What exactly did Megan get in her mouth in 175???


Here's a hint: She had just gotten out of the water following some swimming. Any guesses what was in her mouth?


A giant jellyfish?


got it in one. [/sarcasm]


:) Well...we had to have some discussion on a dialogue frame. They're rare enough.