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by libra
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 172769

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Trying another garden with light blue mercury lighting, and the first crop in five minutes is two tables. Light blue seems to grow furniture, by the looks of it. And yes, I am running multiple gardens, often six of them at one time - which seems to be the limit of what my browser can handle. Another...
by libra
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 172769

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I just started up a fourth pure violet light garden here. Let's see what harvest this one yields. :D

Violet Light Garden Number 4

Edit: Less than a minute, and the first undergrowth started appearing.
by libra
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 172769

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I am also trying out a colour combo of two lamps, one yielding pure red and one yielding pure blue. I've put them both together, same angle, same spread, same coordinates so their cones of light yield a purple light. I am seeing very weird results from three separate gardens treated to this purple l...
by libra
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 172769

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Light blue seems to cultivate furniture. I've had one garden with a single light blue lamp covering 100% of the ground, and after 48 hours it has yielded so far three columns, a Cueball, two tables and an office chair and desk combo.

Blue light garden that grows furniture and a Cueball
by libra
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 673
Views: 172769

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I have a few weedy tufts, a bush and a tree which is steadily growing bigger and with a thicker trunk and lots of leaves. I've set my three lamps to shine different colours - the one on the left shines red, the one in the middle white, and the third one blue. I've set the lamps for maximum coverage....
by libra
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama finally, finally comes for your guns
Replies: 86
Views: 18469

Re: Obama finally, finally comes for your guns

The general assumptions here are that (i) if it's in the Constitution, it must be good; (ii) we can trust you lot with guns; (iii) we can trust you lot to ask yourselves "Why do people think of us as bloodthirsty monsters all the time? Is it to do with the fact that we can't seem to even go to ...
by libra
Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 117576

"Thing Explainer" And "What If?" In The UK

I landed copies of Thing Explainer and What If? today. Never thought I'd see them in the wild, over on this side of the pond. https://40.media.tumblr.com/ad4dc08a36b42e12d38e79794ff5449a/tumblr_nzxhg3kvaK1r4ppzmo1_1280.jpg These are available in Waterstone's, Liverpool, UK. Doubtless there'll be oth...
by libra
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 27479

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Some of my offerings.

Dialogue with the Undead Saprophyte
Female Sovereign of the Accursed

The People Who Are Having Sex Regularly Being The Sole Survivors

Period of Trepidation After Sunset

Tectonic Oscillations

Towards The Sky

Motor Vehicles

The Untenables
by libra
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1563: "Synonym Movies"
Replies: 112
Views: 27479

Re: 1563: "Synonym Movies"

Ceramic Harold and the thinking person's rock Ceramic Harold and the room we don't talk about Ceramic Harold and the man who was stuck on an island Ceramic Harold and the flaming mug Ceramic Harold and the firebird club Ceramic Harold and the junior royal of mixed lineage Ceramic Harold and the rea...
by libra
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't know if anyone else has seen these yet -



and the article on the OTA here -

by libra
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

This forum will likely stand as an unchallenged record holder for the rest of XKCD. 50,000 posts, and 1270+pages. It will take something bigger even than Time to beat this forum thread. And something like that would have to be many years in the making, no doubt. This indeed has been, is and ever wil...
by libra
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

That was indeed a fitful coma. I take it that the source of newpix did dry up during the night, then.
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

One request. Please, somebody, keep the lights going until it is the very end, and the newpix stop refreshing. Keep Aubronwood and Geekwagon refreshing, and keep them going when their maintainers want them to stop. Not until you reach a frame that doesn't refresh after two hours, three, four, would ...
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

And there is a frame 3100, after all. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/f11bda3df4fc05d4a1ddd511fcd1f22f5a525ef0c7377503470afca79b0f9bcb.png I know, I said I wanted to molpy down and coma. But I couldn't. Until now. Please keep the lights going. See if there will be a frame 3101 at 01:00 BST. If this...
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, I'm going to coma early tonight. I have no doubt there will be all sorts of shenanigans in the interim. But I got to see the first frame, and watched the story unfold. I waited for it, and paused, and ran, and paused again. I even had a birthday while the show was still unfolding. I'm happy wi...
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

nsub1 wrote:Time chirping ended while I'm on the New York State Thruway? Seriously??? :o
Looks like it.
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

New alt text confirms it.

The end.

But the end of just this story, or the OTC?

Or will there now be a roll of credits?
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm too numb right now to think about what this means. I'd been expecting it, but it still came as a shock to me. I think I'll start the mourning process tomorrow, when I wake up. Or perhaps in a few minutes, when 22:00 BST comes and we'll see what happens next. I can't imagine how many people are l...
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

If anyone could describe what Time was to us, I'd say it was a road movie and adventure, that turned into a disaster movie towards the end.
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

And the story ended, more or less, as it began. Megan and Cueball building a sandcastle. A beach. The sea. And then running off to go exploring. You could, to be fair, see it all coming. Everything they went through - all the landmarks they passed on their way up, they ran past them again on the way...
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

The weeping OTTers sang a mournful song,
As lo!, The tale of Time did end ere long.
And, crushing what he'd chanced to shape in play,
The Great Lord Randall blew his world away.

- the last two lines after the style of HP Lovecraft.
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, I am once more going Outside for a bit. Let me know if the world comes to an end while I'm Out.

Oh, wait ...
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

They must be sleeping together in that tent like a whole bunch of puppies.

Hungry, thirsty, sand-coated refugee puppies ...
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

Cuegan talkONG.
Image

There's your answer to the question of who was talking to whom in the last frame.

xkcd 1190 hey.png
"Hey"


Alt text still reads "..."
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, at least the alt text reflects the fact that they can no longer run - because there is no longer any place for them to run to.

I'm going to coma. I'll bet the alt text will take the opportunity to change while I'm hallucinating. After all, it changed every other time I was Outside.
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just checked. The latest change to the alt text is three full stops - a standard '...' ellipsis. Not four stops.
by libra
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

When did the alt text change again?
by libra
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

So the sandcastle, on which they spent so much time and so much love, turns up and saves the day.

Scuse me. Something in my eye.
by libra
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

And at a fair clip, now.

I just want to see what awaits them when they get topside.
by libra
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

RUN could just be a message to blitzers! "Things are getting exciting in the present, get there faster!" If you've posted messages in the past on this thread, the presence of that message in the signature file would retroactively travel throughout every page of the OTT where your messages...
by libra
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

RunnONG.

Spoiler:
Image
by libra
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is Japanese writing like that - one form phonetic or at least syllabic, the other not?) Kanji are, in effect, Chinese characters which were imported to Japan in the 5th century. Kanji are partly phonetic and partly symbolic. For instance the character 語 ご go , which means language , has, on its lef...
by libra
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:DrinkONG?
Spoiler:
Image
Looks like. Let's see if Cueball gets a cup to drink, as well.
by libra
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

TheMinim wrote:I wonder how many of us have had birthdays during Time. I know I have.
Count me in. I completed n revolutions around the Sun on June 30th.
n-1 is a square number; n+1, a number divisible only by two primes, one of which is 3; n+3 is a prime.
by libra
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

foilman wrote:paste-ONG
Image
Cure Light Wounds salve? :)
by libra
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, Cuegan probably doesn't know this language, if it's the same as the one etched into the wowtrees: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/a8673ca1aa316553d7ba8af560857b270521059c03a9c8c167b85c124293f89e.png ... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/d76f89da732f3d5a4d948356069e391dd636a4bb6358ad80378e32bc...
by libra
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

The first and last symbols are mirrors of one another, except for that degree-looking dot. Well spotted. I vote for this indicating that the characters inside are meant as a question. Sounds like you have a tentative argument here. If the same structure appears in a future frame, with different cha...
by libra
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

Looks vaguely like Hiragana , but I have no idea if these are actual Hiragana characters. No. Nor are they katakana, kanji, Korean or Chinese. I just checked. Nothing like it in the Voynich Manuscript, nor in The Codex Seraphinianus. I think I'd need more samples before I can take a stab at a lexic...
by libra
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, are we betting on who speaks next, and what the next words will be?
by libra
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107346
Views: 51705110

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is this all that's left of the castle?

Spoiler:
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