1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pitareio » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:09 pm UTC

macraw83 wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?


Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".


technically, that's the infinitive form (to wait), to get the present participle (waiting) you'd change it to esperando

</grammarnazi>


Well, that's the infinitive form in French too. And in dutch and german, I think it is, but I don't know much about these two.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:09 pm UTC

I'm happier about cueball only moving his knee for the past 3 frames than the entirety of that infuriating Mound! It's done! FINALLY! What's next?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thegreger » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:10 pm UTC

pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?


Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".


Just to Scandify this up a bit:
Swedish: väntar
Danish: venter

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:13 pm UTC

GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?

See sig. Last line is the Latin for the quote above it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GerardE » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:14 pm UTC

macraw83 wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?


Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".


technically, that's the infinitive form (to wait), to get the present participle (waiting) you'd change it to esperando

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Correct: but why would you want to go there? There is no english yet in the list ;)</logicnazi> German also has a nice alternative meaning: to maintain (a car e.g.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Drakeesh » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:14 pm UTC

I have been thinking for the last hundred or so Newpix, that they should really be taking a break for food at some point. Sandwiches maybe?

That, or cue the 1/7th scale Trebuchets!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jonas79 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:17 pm UTC

thegreger wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?


Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".


Just to Scandify this up a bit:
Swedish: väntar
Danish: venter


Italian: aspettando
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:19 pm UTC

Jonas79 wrote:
thegreger wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?
Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".
Just to Scandify this up a bit:
Swedish: väntar
Danish: venter
Italian: aspettando
Czech: čekat
Slovak: čakať
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kryton » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:21 pm UTC

Drakeesh wrote:I have been thinking for the last hundred or so Newpix, that they should really be taking a break for food at some point. Sandwiches maybe?

That, or cue the 1/7th scale Trebuchets!


Pseudo Sandwiches

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:22 pm UTC

thegreger wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?


Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".


Just to Scandify this up a bit:
Swedish: väntar
Danish: venter


..Norwegian: venter*

*Yes, it comes from Danish, in case anybody didnt see...

Edit: someone knows how to get a printable version of this forum tread?

Edit2: Nynorsk/Neo Norwegian/New Norwegian: Ventar
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:23 pm UTC

Completely unjustified speculation time!

Obviously, this last sequence of timeframes signify that randal has been dumped by megan for trying to make the surface of their semencaffeinecancerbunny fractal. Since this meant that semencaffeinecancerbunny has several indentations where none existed before, the little dude is no longer among the living, and was buried at sea.

no idea what Randall's significant other or Cueball think of it, though.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby histrion » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:24 pm UTC

htom wrote:At least it's a presentation without PowerPoint.


This sort of recursion lends itself better to Prezi's zooming style anyway.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ubscdt » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:26 pm UTC

Helper wrote:Alright:
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pitareio wrote:Well, that's the infinitive form in French too. And in dutch and german, I think it is, but I don't know much about these two.


wouldn't the imperative be the most appropriate form given the original command? the imperative for 'wait' in swahili is 'ngoja' -- though my swahili is a bit rusty, so there could be a better way to say it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bigcrag92 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:27 pm UTC

thegreger wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?


Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".


Just to Scandify this up a bit:
Swedish: väntar
Danish: venter

Gaelic: ag fanacht
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby peewee_RotA » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:27 pm UTC

I miss so much stuff on this thread everynight that I can't participate anymore, but I thought I'd post this to up the post count anyway.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:28 pm UTC

[quote="Shepherdess"

I just realized I have no idea what those things on the top of the thingy are supposed to be.[/quote]

In all seriousness it looks like a miniature of the entire castle system. Maybe he's going fractal on us.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Magdiragdag » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:29 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:30 pm UTC

There hasn't been a WIKIBUMP for a while now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bigcrag92 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:31 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
I just realized I have no idea what those things on the top of the thingy are supposed to be.


In all seriousness it looks like a miniature of the entire castle system. Maybe he's going fractal on us.

FTFY
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby histrion » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:32 pm UTC

bigcrag92 wrote:
thegreger wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?


Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".


Just to Scandify this up a bit:
Swedish: väntar
Danish: venter

Gaelic: ag fanacht


Esperanto: atendado
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:32 pm UTC

bigcrag92 wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
Shepherdess wrote:
I just realized I have no idea what those things on the top of the thingy are supposed to be.


In all seriousness it looks like a tiny thingies of the entire castle thingy. Maybe he's going recursing thingies on us.

FTFY

FTFY both.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:35 pm UTC

Jonas79 wrote:
thegreger wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?

Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".

Just to Scandify this up a bit:
Swedish: väntar
Danish: venter

Italian: aspettando

That's another gerundive form, there. Italian infinitive, to match the rest, is aspettare. Comes from the aforementioned Latin word in my sig, of course.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:36 pm UTC

Maybe allmighty Randall is trying to tell us something with http://xkcd.com/1195/ ?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bigcrag92 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:37 pm UTC

I wonder how Blitzgirl is doing in her catching up of the forums.

Have another nice signpost. you're nearly at the end... maybe
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:39 pm UTC

histrion wrote:
htom wrote:At least it's a presentation without PowerPoint.


This sort of recursion lends itself better to Prezi's zooming style anyway.


I was at a presentation about how to properly use PowerPoint. One of the slides, pointed to by the instructor with his left hand, showed someone giving a PowerPoint presentation; the slide was an image of a presenter pointing to a PowerPoint slide with her right hand. Sadly, that image was one of those wall-of-tiny-text slides. The instructor's point was not to point at the slide with your hand, use a laser pointer so people could still see the slide.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:40 pm UTC

Jafloi wrote:Maybe allmighty Randall is trying to tell us something with http://xkcd.com/1195/ ?

Yes. This comic is definitely a trap.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby speising » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:41 pm UTC

NoMouse wrote:Image
DONG


this is actually an important frame: i think he retracted his leg because the tide was lapping his toes!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:42 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:
Jonas79 wrote:
thegreger wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?

Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".

Just to Scandify this up a bit:
Swedish: väntar
Danish: venter

Italian: aspettando

That's another gerundive form, there. Italian infinitive, to match the rest, is aspettare. Comes from the aforementioned Latin word in my sig, of course.


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Canadian: waiting, eh?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ThinkerEmeritus » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:46 pm UTC

Check out "Building Castles in the Sand" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV4fQyW8gcU.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:47 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:Edit: WHy are we speaking in http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BuffySpeakbuffyspeak, again?


Oh, fine. Reference two of the biggest time suckers available, Buffy, and tvtropes. I am trying to have a real life, so ... Farscape.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bigcrag92 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:48 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Jonas79 wrote:
thegreger wrote:
pitareio wrote:
GerardE wrote:While we are waiting:
Dutch: wachten
German: warten
French: attendre
any more languages here?

Spanish: esperar. Interestingly, this verb also means "to hope".

Just to Scandify this up a bit:
Swedish: väntar
Danish: venter

Italian: aspettando

That's another gerundive form, there. Italian infinitive, to match the rest, is aspettare. Comes from the aforementioned Latin word in my sig, of course.


If my husband was a Timewaiter, instead of a Timewaiter-eye-roller-at, he'd chime in with
Canadian: waiting, eh?

Scots: hawd on. or wyte
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:51 pm UTC

speising wrote:
NoMouse wrote:Image
DONG


this is actually an important frame: i think he retracted his leg because the tide was lapping his toes!

Look at what he built on top of the sandcastle....it's the same image as the frame. He recreated the entire frame on the sandcastle's plateau, which in turn recreates the entire frame on its plateau, ad infinitum!Time is a Droste Effect! :shock:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:52 pm UTC

Jafloi wrote:Maybe allmighty Randall is trying to tell us something with http://xkcd.com/1195/ ?

I think that's about our footnotes.1

1 The recursive ones from a few pages back.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Foarm » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:58 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:
Jafloi wrote:Maybe allmighty Randall is trying to tell us something with http://xkcd.com/1195/ ?

I think that's about our footnotes.1

1 The recursive ones from a few pages back.

You mean this ones?:

higgs-boson wrote:
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higgs-boson wrote:
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StratPlayer wrote:<snip>
*It wasn't me naming it "Big BONG Theory".
**1y =~ 17500 newpix. Which is funny, since we are refering to a epoch*** before the beginning of Time.
***Is does not feel right to name something before the beginning of Time "Epoch", since there is a significant lack of Time.****
****Time will tell. We wait for it.

I like it when footnotes need more footnotes to explain themselves. It makes me think of Terry Pratchett.

When that happens, I start to expect them to start arguing.*

*because that's exactly what footnotes are for**
**Speak for yourself. This footnote is argumentative***
***This isn't an argument****
****Yes it isT
T No it isn't. It's just contradiction.TT
TTand so on.

Is there any Eysenck* approved minimum IQ one living must have not to be caught in looped (or recursive) footnotes?

*Hans Jürgen Eysenck - German/British psychologist**, 1916 - 1997.
**Psychologists are people who claim to be able to understand mental processes of other people. Famous examples are Freud, or Eysenck*.

Being caught in looped (or recursive) footnotes probably requires a certain minimum IQ to understand the process of using footnotes (recursively)...

So we would have a defined Interval [Min .. Max] for an IQ to be measured on people vulnerable to the footnote loop exploit?*

*If the IQ needed for understanding the process of using footnotes is larger than the maximum IQ* allowed for aforementioned vulnerability... Well, that's nothing LSD could not handle.


It was also the first thing that came to my mind.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rmsgrey » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:05 pm UTC

ubscdt wrote:
Helper wrote:Alright:
Simon says I doth rasterize the declaration that ubscdt art now Cardinal ubscdt of Peanut Butter and Jelly. And so it was.


woo!


You realise that, since BuffyGirl proposed udscbt, you've been confirmed and rasterized without ever being nominated...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:05 pm UTC

Rafnar wrote:This is the comic that never ends.
It just goes on and on my friends.
Some people started watching it not knowing what it was,
And they'll continue watching it forever just because . . .
This is the comic that never ends.
It just goes on and on my friends.
Some people started watching it not knowing what it was,
And they'll continue watching it forever just because . . .


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:09 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:Awesome. Now this song is also stuck in my head, as if the One True Comic was not enough.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby orthogon » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:10 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
orthogon wrote:[...]There's this train line from London that goes from third-rail to overhead electrification somewhere along the way. At that point there are signs for the drivers saying "pants up" and "pants down". I would try to find a picture but I fear the Google search is NSFW!


This is the closest I could find:
http://www.railsigns.co.uk/sect18page1/18_18.gif and http://www.railsigns.co.uk/sect18page1/18_19.gif

Hmm, doesn't look like you're allowed to link to the gifs directly (what http witchcraft is this?!), but they're on this page.
[Huh... they look fine in the preview of your quote. Let's see what happens when I submit...]


In Japanese the imperative is based on the gerund/present participle anyway: 待って=matte=waiting and 待ってください=matte kudasai=wait (please). I have the feeling there are other languages that form the imperative like that ("waiting, please").
I firmly expect to be ninja'd (忍者).

[Edit:] Foarm's gifs look fine now. Don't know what was going on there. I must confess that actually the ones I saw said "pant up" and "pant down", and I applied artistic licence. But I'm sure it was "pant" and not "pan".
[Edit2:] img tags to gifs removed as requested by KarMann. So there is something odd about them after all.
[Edit3:] Removed bumpiness in bigcrag92's name
[Edit4:] It wasn't bigcrag92 anyway, it was KarMann. I appear to be two crenellations short of a sandcastle today...
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xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:11 pm UTC

rmsgrey wrote:
ubscdt wrote:
Helper wrote:Alright:
Simon says I doth rasterize the declaration that ubscdt art now Cardinal ubscdt of Peanut Butter and Jelly. And so it was.


woo!


You realise that, since BuffyGirl proposed udscbt, you've been confirmed and rasterized without ever being nominated...

does that mean it's some sort of immaculate confirmation?

papal fiat?

Or just legal trickery that cannot possibly come back to bite us in the arse before we're done?
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im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.”
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