1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » 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!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:39 pm UTC

lassehp wrote:
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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.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » 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.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » 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!!

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BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 314 out of 364 pages.
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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*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » 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!

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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.)

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I had that thought as well.

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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!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » 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.

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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...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:04 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby histrion » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:24 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
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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?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » 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.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby histrion » 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.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby histrion » 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?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby VoronX » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:46 pm UTC

histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
histrion wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
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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...
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