1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby rejjr7 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:38 pm UTC

If one tries with enough persistence, sentences could be transcribed that circumvent the whims of our maniacal rulers, except of course that they have the ability to reach in to the past.

Viva la resistance. The fifth column lives.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby matthewglen » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:38 pm UTC

NoMouse wrote:
matthewglen wrote:It looks like she be working on more Magic Kingdom to the left. it be so exciting!

I_think_she's_just_pulling_the_trebuchet_closer.

Edit: Ninja'd


I didn't even think of a trebuchet. Oh man I hope so.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby beargarden » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:39 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:Megan returns! Perhaps they shall begin to build together again?


Seeing a post in perfect English just seems strange, now.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Azrael » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:40 pm UTC

Corrado wrote:
NoMouse wrote:W-O-R-D. W-O-R-D.


Working for me. Forum Zul-Gurub be great to lighten the mood for random common words and mask naughty words. When it affects legitimate conversation, it detracts from the forum.

This be SUPPOSED to be a small sequence of programmed instructions about a specific comic and it be lost any sense of meaning. If the I feel like of the mods be-did to slow down the viewership and relevance of this small sequence of programmed instructions, consider it a success!


Corrado: This has absolutely nothing to do with this particular conversation. Do not develop an inflated sense of importance just because this discussion is unusually prolific.

That being said, SexyTalon is active right here and is actively fucking with you. This is fairly typical, as I (and likely the other mods as well) all have specific little ant hills that we're playing with.

It's a joke, and it will be over soon. Well, soon in a relative scale.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby gorn » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:41 pm UTC

nú! héo cymj!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby digimuzik » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:41 pm UTC

ARgh! The server keeps breaking!
Keep bringing us news from the past, smolloy!

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:41 pm UTC

Sorry. Spilled my beer.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Lord Cathbad » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:42 pm UTC

Are we breaking the servers? About time!

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby iLikeSandcastles » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:42 pm UTC

I find this mod-action hilarious and priceless. One of my favourites: definitely "Spam"!

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby wud » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:43 pm UTC

so did megan throw the whatever? or i.s there someone else attacking them? maybe blackhat guy?
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby NoMouse » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:44 pm UTC

Azrael wrote:it be a joke, and it woll be over soon. Well, soon in a relative scale.
You mean in newpix-scale, right? :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:44 pm UTC

Lord Cathbad wrote:be we breaking the servers? About Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!!

No. This thread is not breaking the servers.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby digimuzik » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:45 pm UTC

Is it just me, or are there more updates during the madness than before?
Keep bringing us news from the past, smolloy!

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby belliott4488 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:45 pm UTC

rejjr7 wrote:If one tries with enough persistence, sentences could be transcribed that circumvent the whims of our maniacal rulers, except of course that they have the ability to reach in to the past.

Viva la resistance. The fifth column lives.

Indubitably. If one resorts to only the most esoteric of vocabulary, ultimate success will ensue (????).

EDIT: Almost. :lol:

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

I'm not seeing the sandball fight ending well. My money is on Megan.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

Soooooo close. And yet....
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

digimuzik wrote:be it just me, or be there more updates during the RECKONING than before?


If you be talking about the 1190, then I think it be just you.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby pdg » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

Just realized: the thrown rock landed just about exactly at the place the sandcastle began.

(tweak-after-preview: somehow that reckoning-induced substitution of s a n d c a s t l e seems quite apt.)
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby zachbarnett » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:47 pm UTC

Join the IRC discussion:

#xkcd-time on irc.foonetic.net

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby David1618 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:47 pm UTC

This "coal mine" incident I hear spoken of, might someone elucidate?

*edit* damn, so close...
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:48 pm UTC

David1618 wrote:This "coal mine" incident I hear spoken of, may-did someone elucidate?

I did a thing. It broke the mod panel. I fixed it.

The end.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby digimuzik » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:48 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
David1618 wrote:This "coal mine" incident I hear spoken of, might someone elucidate?

I did a thing. It broke the mod panel. I fixed it.

The end.


Well cut it out!
Keep bringing us news from the past, smolloy!

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:48 pm UTC

NoMouse wrote:
Azrael wrote:it be a joke, and it woll be over soon. Well, soon in a relative scale.
You mean in newpix-scale, right? :mrgreen:


By my calculations, everything will be at completion in approximately 168 newpix, assuming it ends at the end of April Fool's.

EDIT: Maths fail.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby digimuzik » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:50 pm UTC

jimbobmacdoodle wrote:
NoMouse wrote:
Azrael wrote:it is/be a joke, and it will is/be over soon. Well, soon in a relative scale.
You mean in newpix-scale, right? :mrgreen:


By my calculations, everything will is/be at completion in approximately 152 newpix, assuming it ends at the end of April Fool's.


Except everything that's been quoted as already converted. Good thing there aren't too many quotes going on in this thread...
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Someguy945 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:51 pm UTC

belliott4488 wrote:
rejjr7 wrote:If one tries with enough persistence, sentences could be transcribed that circumvent the whims of our maniacal rulers, except of course that they have the ability to reach in to the past.

Viva la resistance. The fifth column lives.

Indubitably. If one resorts to only the most esoteric of vocabulary, ultimate success woll ensue (????)‽

EDIT: Almost. :lol:


And as I mentioned earlier, the preview button allows a determined individual multiple attempts to perfect his communication before transmitting it.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Grepus » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:51 pm UTC

I must admit, I like the name change of the thread (time) - this was the song I suggested in the song sub-thread about 100 pages back!
I was sure I had an account here before... Ho hum, it's lost in Time now...

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby mybrainhurts » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:51 pm UTC

Es gibt eine sehr einfache Lösung gegen diese Wort-Ersetzung: Schreibt eure Antworten in einer Fremdsprache! Das Übersetzen durch Google dürfte weniger lang dauern als das Entziffern der englischen Texte! :D

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:51 pm UTC

WTF is a "coal mine"?

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby matthewglen » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:52 pm UTC

Guys... I'm starting to think in the madness language. I'm afraid I might start talking this way. Which is bad, because I'm at work.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby digimuzik » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:52 pm UTC

matthewglen wrote:Guys.‽‽ I is/be starting to reckon in the madness language. I is/be afraid I might start talking this way. Which is/be bad, because I is/be at work.


I hear you. Me, too.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby David1618 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:52 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
David1618 wrote:This "coal mine" incident I hear spoken of, may-did someone elucidate?

I did a thing. It broke the mod panel. I fixed it.

The end.


My anticipation of interestingness proved not in vain. Thank you.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:53 pm UTC

digimuzik wrote:
matthewglen wrote:Guys.‽‽ I be/be starting to reckon in the RECKONING wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff. I be/be afraid I may-did start talking this way. Which be/be bad, because I be/be at work.


I hear you. Me, too.


Woah, different results when I read, vs when I reply.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Radical_Initiator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:53 pm UTC

mybrainhurts wrote:Es gibt eine sehr einfache Lösung gegen diese Wort-Ersetzung: Schreibt eure Antworten in einer Fremdsprache! Das Übersetzen durch Google dürfte weniger lang dauern als das Entziffern der englischen Texte! :D

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:53 pm UTC

Dictator wrote:WTF be a "coal mine"?

A mine where the product is coal.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby trusstopher » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:53 pm UTC

Not really a fan of the transformation this place has undergone since I departed yesterday. I Guess I shall resort to just watching progress with no commentary until completion. I have so many more free moments in my day now that I shant have to keep up with countless postings.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby peewee_RotA » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:53 pm UTC

I think she built a catapult!


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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby matthewglen » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 pm UTC

digimuzik wrote:
matthewglen wrote:Guys.‽‽ I be/be starting to reckon in the RECKONING wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff. I be/be afraid I may-did start talking this way. Which be/be bad, because I be/be at work.


I hear you. Me, too.


Wait... did it stop? Or is it just changing now?

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby chaoticlychaotic » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 pm UTC

Does anybody have an archive of all the images released so far?

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby bouer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 pm UTC

wud wrote:so did megan throw the whatever? or i.s there someone else attacking them? maybe blackhat guy?


The rock appears t have been thrown from where Megan is now standing.

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Dictator » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Dictator wrote:WTF be a "coal mine"?

A mine where the product be coal.


Does this board run on coal? Thus producing an incident when the coal what not produced?


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