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by Scott Auld
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1819: "Sweet 16"
Replies: 49
Views: 10302

Re: 1819: "Sweet 16"

cheweytoo wrote:Well, OK, some sort of championship with the usual 2^n teams. Huh?


https://xkcd.com/1480/
by Scott Auld
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"
Replies: 29
Views: 6489

Re: 1809: "xkcd Phone 5"

I lost it at the squelch knob.
by Scott Auld
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"
Replies: 46
Views: 15692

Re: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"

Silhalnor wrote:Like measuring fuel expenditure in square meters! I can't seem to find that one now, though...


Maybe it's https://what-if.xkcd.com/11/ ?
by Scott Auld
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"
Replies: 46
Views: 15692

Re: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"

Silhalnor wrote:There are surprisingly few posts here. Didn't this forum use to be more active last time I was here... quite possibly a year ago?


Killed by Time.
by Scott Auld
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"
Replies: 46
Views: 15692

Re: What-if 0153: "Hide the Atmosphere"

Worth the wait.
by Scott Auld
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"
Replies: 30
Views: 8239

Re: 1723: "Meteorite Identification"

Start -> It's not a meteorite

Discourages scientific curiosity.
by Scott Auld
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1710: "Walking Into Things"
Replies: 22
Views: 4508

Re: 1710: "Walking Into Things"

A childhood spent walking while reading books has prepared me unexpectedly well for today's world.


ooh, now that hits close to home.
by Scott Auld
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1602: Linguistics Club
Replies: 117
Views: 21887

Re: 1602: Linguistics Club

...except that linguistics is not the same as etymology.
by Scott Auld
Wed May 06, 2015 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”
Replies: 96
Views: 17762

Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

TIL Randal hates England.

Weird... and a little disappointing. And not entirely uninsulting. If I were a bit less English I'd be offended.
by Scott Auld
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"
Replies: 46
Views: 8875

Re: 1387: "Clumsy Foreshadowing"

You guys, he'll be fine - HE'S TAKING HIS TOWEL... :!: :P
by Scott Auld
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"
Replies: 71
Views: 28959

Re: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"

Look, I'm not saying Heartbleed is a big deal, but was the last time XKCD had two consecutive comics about the same topic? I'm guessing 'Never.' Well, there have been multi-part comics before: 264 to 268 341 to 345 494 to 498 577 to 581 Do they count? Mmmmm yep they do. Doesn't minimize the impact ...
by Scott Auld
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"
Replies: 71
Views: 28959

Re: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"

Look, I'm not saying Heartbleed is a big deal, but was the last time XKCD had two consecutive comics about the same topic? I'm guessing 'Never.'
by Scott Auld
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 94572

Re: The "What-If?" Book

Yay nice
Wasn't there for me when I posted earlier
Gotta get my What If fix
by Scott Auld
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: The "What-If?" Book
Replies: 129
Views: 94572

Re: The "What-If?" Book

So does this mean we don't get a new What-If today?
by Scott Auld
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

I feel bad now for calling them stupid, for not knowing anything about the sea or rivers, back in late May or early June. I didn't know they were prehistoric folks. :oops:
by Scott Auld
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1235: "Settled"
Replies: 233
Views: 35725

Re: 1235: "Settled"

And yet, we can't get any video footage of a plane crash happening at noontime on a Saturday in the most tech-savvy city in the US? Voila: http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2013/07/07/vo-plane-sf-plane-crash-on-cam.courtesy-fred-hayes Thanks, man. Took forever though, didn't it?
by Scott Auld
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1235: "Settled"
Replies: 233
Views: 35725

Re: 1235: "Settled"

And yet, we can't get any video footage of a plane crash happening at noontime on a Saturday in the most tech-savvy city in the US?
by Scott Auld
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh me yarm they're back to the beginning of the first slide again ... it IS a loop ...
by Scott Auld
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just don't get it. How can these two be so massively ignorant of how the sea works? Where are they, who are they, and under what circumstances would a pair find themselves seeing a rising tide ... for the first time, ever? Also: remember when we thought this was a joke that would be resolved on A...
by Scott Auld
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just don't get it. How can these two be so massively ignorant of how the sea works? Where are they, who are they, and under what circumstances would a pair find themselves seeing a rising tide ... for the first time, ever? Also: remember when we thought this was a joke that would be resolved on Ap...
by Scott Auld
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"
Replies: 53
Views: 10868

Re: 1194: "Stratigraphic Record"

*atmospheric layer not drawn to scale
by Scott Auld
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

^^^ j/k .. april fools?
by Scott Auld
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

HODOR HODOR. HODOR HODOR HODOR HODOR HODOR. HODOR?
by Scott Auld
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

So much for the "all will be explained on April Fool's Day" theory.
by Scott Auld
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

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

I am so, so pleased with the arrival of the trebuchet.
by Scott Auld
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

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

Okay, I come back after another 30 or so newpix, and discover that somewhere along the line, people have invented some sort of 1981-esque newspeak, and be mystified, confused, shocked, appalled, and somewhat intrigued by the evolution of the new "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"...
by Scott Auld
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

Helper wrote:
Tophe wrote:semencancercaffeinebabies

What have we done.

This social experiment is reaching its climax
by Scott Auld
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

Kieryn wrote:
Srt252 wrote:He's gonna fall and knock it down again! Don't do it! DON'T DO IT!

Don't fret, if he does, it's not like there wont be time to rebuild it.

This is no time to talk about Time. We haven't got the time.
by Scott Auld
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

That Mezzotint story is great. Thanks to whoever posted it; I'm not going to go look for it again :D
by Scott Auld
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

Castle fell down on the left side while they were swimming.
by Scott Auld
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think he just turned his head towards that rampart that is damaged, and is noticing it.
by Scott Auld
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

jag426 wrote:It's clear to me that this is the temporal companion to Click and Drag: rather than a joke, it's a scene expanded far beyond the scope of a normal comic, but rather than being expanded spatially, it's being expanded temporally.


Agreed, and said better than I could.
by Scott Auld
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

*ninja'd
by Scott Auld
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wnderer wrote:
time.jpg
It's really cool if you zoom out.

Wait, what ... ?
by Scott Auld
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image
by Scott Auld
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

Look who's back!
by Scott Auld
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

Aubron wrote:I just added keyboard controls for frame step and play/pause.

xkcd.aubronwood.com


Massive kudos to you, Aubron. :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen:
by Scott Auld
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

EDIT - ugmhemhe beat me to it :)
by Scott Auld
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

meat.paste wrote:This reminds me of the folks who took Beethoven's 9th symphony and electronically stretched it to 24 hours. It is beautiful and maddening.

http://www.park.nl/digidivi/9bs.pls


That's just gorgeous.
by Scott Auld
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36658980

Re: 1190: "Time"

We are watching a couple have a nice day by the shore...

...on a planet that is a little too close to a black hole.

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