1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:29 am UTC

imagineddragon wrote:[url = http://static5.depositphotos.com/100735 ... vector.jpg]Prague Skyline[/url]

I dunno.. just interesting, I suppose.

Kind of looks like Time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Intrexa » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:37 am UTC

Roia wrote:It'll be a lame analogy once (if?) the comic ends, but I like it for now anyway.


I'm almost positive this comic is Randalls commentary on global warming. The "I don't understand what the ocean is doing" is what really hit it home for me.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Actaeus » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:43 am UTC

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Here's a comparison of the center tower (stretched 666%) and the last newpix with the big trebuchet in the analogous position.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:47 am UTC

Actaeus wrote:Image

Here's a comparison of the center tower (stretched 666%) and the last newpix with the big trebuchet in the analogous position.

I think the thing on the scale model is the tiny trebuchet they put there. That's why they look similar. Now, I wonder what happened to the other trebuchet.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:50 am UTC

Actaeus wrote:Image

Here's a comparison of the center tower (stretched 666%) and the last newpix with the big trebuchet in the analogous position.


So I guess this confirms there is a third level of recursion on the middle tower of the model. Glad we have that covered.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Actaeus » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:03 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Deadcode » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:13 am UTC

Here's a direct comparison of the entire castle, scaled down to 14.49%, against the nested version of itself.

It's a very close match. Not perfect, but as far as we've been able to see it was built seat-of-the-pants, so it shouldn't be perfect!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:17 am UTC

tman2nd wrote:
Actaeus wrote:Image

Here's a comparison of the center tower (stretched 666%) and the last newpix with the big trebuchet in the analogous position.

I think the thing on the scale model is the tiny trebuchet they put there. That's why they look similar. Now, I wonder what happened to the other trebuchet.

Shrink ray, obviously.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Shepherdess » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:29 am UTC

In regards to the rope:

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Megan is Wonder Woman. That's actually her lasso.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:42 am UTC

KarMann wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
Actaeus wrote:Image

Here's a comparison of the center tower (stretched 666%) and the last newpix with the big trebuchet in the analogous position.

I think the thing on the scale model is the tiny trebuchet they put there. That's why they look similar. Now, I wonder what happened to the other trebuchet.

Shrink ray, obviously.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby josiahstevenson » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:42 am UTC

Oh, I was sure the rope was a measuring tape and the bar a {meter / yard / other}-stick. Seemed like she was trying to measure it -- either to record it, or to build a bigger one and prove Cueball wrong.



also: I missed the part where we named him Cueball, but he's apparently been called that since at least page 87, so it's hardly time to argue about his name now.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:45 am UTC

josiahstevenson wrote:Oh, I was sure the rope was a measuring tape and the bar a {meter / yard / other}-stick. Seemed like she was trying to measure it -- either to record it, or to build a bigger one and prove Cueball wrong.



also: I missed the part where we named him Cueball, but he's apparently been called that since at least page 87, so it's hardly time to argue about his name now.

The name has existed for a long time, and didn't originate here.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:59 am UTC

Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:01 am UTC

cmyk wrote:Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

[img]https:/dl.dropbox.com/u/5583349/xkcd_TIME_revealedEnding.gif[/img]

The image url says otherwise.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:02 am UTC

NEWPIX!!!!!!

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What is it?! An explosive device?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:03 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
cmyk wrote:Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

[img]https:/dl.dropbox.com/u/5583349/xkcd_TIME_revealedEnding.gif[/img]

The image url says otherwise.


The image url speaks for NOONE!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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HAL9000 wrote:
josiahstevenson wrote:Oh, I was sure the rope was a measuring tape and the bar a {meter / yard / other}-stick. Seemed like she was trying to measure it -- either to record it, or to build a bigger one and prove Cueball wrong.



also: I missed the part where we named him Cueball, but he's apparently been called that since at least page 87, so it's hardly time to argue about his name now.

The name has existed for a long time, and didn't originate here.


October 2011 seems to be the first appearance of the name in the Individual Comic Threads part of the forum (search.php?keywords=cueball&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=7&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=a&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search). Interesting.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Elmach » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:06 am UTC

Valarya wrote:NEWPIX!!!!!!

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What is it?! An explosive device?

cmyk wrote:Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

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Coïncidence, or whät? Ïs hë actuälly speäking thë trüth?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:09 am UTC

Elmach wrote:
Valarya wrote:NEWPIX!!!!!!

Image

What is it?! An explosive device?

cmyk wrote:Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

Image


Coïncidence, or whät? Ïs hë actuälly speäking thë trüth?


I find your usage of the umlaut fascinating.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:13 am UTC

My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:16 am UTC

htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.


I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby partingLance » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:30 am UTC

cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.


I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.


Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:33 am UTC

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cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.


I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.


Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

There's a body of water right by them. If they wait, A storm would come along eventually.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:35 am UTC

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cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.

I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.

Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby partingLance » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:42 am UTC

KarMann wrote: [snippage]
Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.


Damme, you're right. There's been a major lapse of time since I saw the movie. I mostly remember the jigawatts line because a former colleague of mine, when some serious problem arose, would sputter "One-point-twenty-one jigawatts?! How'm I gonna get..." etc., etc. Since he could do a pretty good Christopher Lloyd impression, this was effective.

I never saw any of the sequels; were they any good?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AUS » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:43 am UTC

Assuming cymk is a lying liar whom lies (hopefully), that's actually a pretty cool animation he made.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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KarMann wrote: [snippage]
Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.


Damme, you're right. There's been a major lapse of time since I saw the movie. I mostly remember the jigawatts line because a former colleague of mine, when some serious problem arose, would sputter "One-point-twenty-one jigawatts?! How'm I gonna get..." etc., etc. Since he could do a pretty good Christopher Lloyd impression, this was effective.

I never saw any of the sequels; were they any good?

What sequels?

But seriously, I got ticked off when I went to see Part II totally unaware that there was going to be a Part III, much less that Part II would have a cliffhanger ending leading to Part III. So, I never did see the third.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:50 am UTC

htom wrote:Is that Megan wearing her hair in a bun, or Cueball wearing a dewrag?

buffygirl -- not my favorite hat. Sorry. It's too massive, unbalances your face.

*rolls eyes* You're going to have to be more specific re: which hat?! although I take it you mean The FlowerPot. In which case, all I have to say is THBBBBT!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Elmach » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:52 am UTC

cmyk wrote:
Elmach wrote:
Valarya wrote:NEWPIX!!!!!!

Image

What is it?! An explosive device?

cmyk wrote:Holy shit. I uncovered the ending frames...

Image


Coïncidence, or whät? Ïs hë actuälly speäking thë trüth?


I find your usage of the umlaut fascinating.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

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KarMann wrote:
partingLance wrote:
KarMann wrote: [snippage]
Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.


Damme, you're right. There's been a major lapse of time since I saw the movie. I mostly remember the jigawatts line because a former colleague of mine, when some serious problem arose, would sputter "One-point-twenty-one jigawatts?! How'm I gonna get..." etc., etc. Since he could do a pretty good Christopher Lloyd impression, this was effective.

I never saw any of the sequels; were they any good?

What sequels?

But seriously, I got ticked off when I went to see Part II totally unaware that there was going to be a Part III, much less that Part II would have a cliffhanger ending leading to Part III. So, I never did see the third.


Sounds reasonable. Whenever I've been suckered into watching a sequel, I've usually found it a waste of time. The Godfather Part II was an obvious exception, and maybe the only one; though it could just be I saw that before I'd seen the original.

As for Godfather III, that's three hours of my life (which felt like six) I won't get back -- and in 1990 hours, too. With inflation, I shudder to think what they'd be worth today.

EDIT: A propos of nothing whatsoever, I've searched through the thread, and I don't believe anyone's posted this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHfB63ln1Ig

EDIT2: Erm, maybe I should have posted the short version. The 11-minute version is less tedious than "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," but that's not saying much. Though the "Little Drummer Boy" riff is a nice touch.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:58 am UTC

AUS wrote:Assuming cymk is a lying liar whom lies (hopefully), that's actually a pretty cool animation he made.


Yes. Maybe that's what make me think of clapperboards.

Back to the Future franchise --> Lea Thompson. Enough said.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:59 am UTC

fhorn wrote:Maybe she's going to tie up all the loose ends for us AHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAH
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:01 am UTC

partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.


I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.


Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?


As KarMann already pointed out, the 1.21 Jigawatts of electricity is generated from the plutonium reaction.


KarMann wrote:
partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.

I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.

Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.


Then, of course, the Doc visited the future and replaced the nuclear reactor with a Mr. Fusion. 2015 is only a couple years away. I can't wait!


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cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.


I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.


Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

There's a body of water right by them. If they wait, A storm would come along eventually.


"Yes, but unfortunately you never know when or where a bolt of lightning is going to strike!"

Unless they build a broken sand clocktower.


partingLance wrote:
KarMann wrote: [snippage]
Actually, it was a major point of the movie that the one-point-twenty-one jigawatts came from the plutonium that cmyk mentioned, in the original design. So, not much of an objection, there.


Damme, you're right. There's been a major lapse of time since I saw the movie. I mostly remember the jigawatts line because a former colleague of mine, when some serious problem arose, would sputter "One-point-twenty-one jigawatts?! How'm I gonna get..." etc., etc. Since he could do a pretty good Christopher Lloyd impression, this was effective.

I never saw any of the sequels; were they any good?


"Einstein! How could I have been so careless?! 1.21 jigawatts?! How am I gonna generate that sort of electricity?..."

AUS wrote:Assuming cymk is a lying liar whom lies (hopefully), that's actually a pretty cool animation he made.


The lyingest liar of them all! Unless I'm actually Randall, which I am not. Or am I?

Although, now I wish I'd put a tiny velociraptor on the ICBM: The most scariest thermonuclear weapon devised!


First half of BTTF2 is amusing, but feels the most ill-conceived and contrived. The last half of BTTF2 is pure genius. Has the best ending of all three films.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:04 am UTC

Megan leaves a bomb and I must coma! Time is cruel.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:05 am UTC

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Sir Tristram, Guardian of the Time Cats, Defender of the One True Comic, Landsknecht von der Zeit.

Wspi kfp gd...
Wait for it...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:08 am UTC

Elmach wrote:Ï'm nöt üsing ümlaüts, whät arë yöu tälkin' aboüt?


Ühhh... pfff, yëh, nëvërmïnd. Ï müst bë sëëïng thïngs... Lïstënïng tö töö müch Mötley Crüe lätëly, ör sömëthïng...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:09 am UTC

cmyk wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.

I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.

Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

There's a body of water right by them. If they wait, A storm would come along eventually.

"Yes, but unfortunately you never know when or where a bolt of lightning is going to strike!"

Unless they build a broken sand clocktower.

Actually, there was a point when Cueball had started building on the middle tower, but before it became clear that he was replicating the scene at 1:7 scale, when I thought it looked like he might be making Big Ben & Westminster/Parliament there. So, we certainly can't rule that out.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:14 am UTC

KarMann wrote:
cmyk wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
partingLance wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:My first thought is that Megan is carrying a clapperboard (film slate) but that makes no sense.

I think she's building a flux capacitor. Cueball's gone to get the Delorian. And the extra plutonium.

Yeah, but where's he gonna get one-point-twenty-one jigawatts, in that [sandy/icy/semenatedcancerbabycoffee] wasteland?

There's a body of water right by them. If they wait, A storm would come along eventually.

"Yes, but unfortunately you never know when or where a bolt of lightning is going to strike!"

Unless they build a broken sand clocktower.

Actually, there was a point when Cueball had started building on the middle tower, but before it became clear that he was replicating the scene at 1:7 scale, when I thought it looked like he might be making Big Ben & Westminster/Parliament there. So, we certainly can't rule that out.
Go, fulgarites!


Okay. Now I want a 1:7 scale mode of Hill Valley made out of sand (with Mr. Sandman playing eerily in the background).

"Please excuse the crudity of this model. I didn't have time to build it to scale or paint."

Okay, last BTTF quote. I promise.




Sorta.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:26 am UTC

KarMann wrote:Here's the zoomed (& unsharp masked) view:
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I'd go with the rope idea, but we can't really be sure yet. But when did that ever stop us?


Primacord®. Definitely.
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