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by HAL9000
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

"Lander" has been updated, too. But we should go over to the thread for that comic if we want to discuss that stuff, because there are plenty of non-otters who're interested in little Philae :D
by HAL9000
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 134676

Re: 1446: "Landing"

I have to admit, I teared up a little bit when I read the BBC article. Then I went straight here. I really hope Randall keeps providing the occasional update for this comic.
by HAL9000
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: SHE WEARS TROUSERS DON'T BELIEVE THEIR LIES

Okay, I have to admit, I've been trying to keep up, but dang. This thread still moves pretty dang fast. And I've been having a busy week. I don't know if/when I'll next be able to actually contribute to any ongoing discussions. Sorry, I guess. I really love this community and wish I was still as act...
by HAL9000
Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oooh! A crossword! I'll have to see how many words I can fill out; there's probably more than a few that reference things that happened during my lengthy absence.
by HAL9000
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: OH HAI, I SCHIZOBLITZED YOUR MUSTARDINESS

So some of you might have seen this, but there's another collection of faux religions and communities swelling up around something, this time reddit's april fools joke. Check it out, warning though, subcultures are fractally nested. http://www.reddit.com/r/thebutton/ That's nice, but how do you bli...
by HAL9000
Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wait (for it). Why's Neil pink? Did he get modded?

Papal decree: explain this pinkening.
by HAL9000
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ooh, two yips of OTTing! That's a long Time. Hi everymolpy. Hello to you too! To be honest, I'm not entirely surprised that it's been two years; I've been away for long enough that it almost feels like it's been three :? Have you been away too? Since I've been gone for a few months, I don't know wh...
by HAL9000
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi again! Sorry I've been gone so long. College sure is busy. How did the conference go? Can someone give me a quick summary of the proceedings?
by HAL9000
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi all! Just popping in again to say that I have not died and/or had my memory banks erased. Second semester has kept me busy, now that I'm in classes I actually care about. I'll try to read and/or post when I can. Also, one week! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
by HAL9000
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Metazoan wrote:(Hugs) from the basement. P.S. did you used to be a 2N3055?

For those who can't read the tiny-text:
(Hugs) from the basement. P.S. did you used to be a 2N3055?
by HAL9000
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

azule wrote:Waddya get for holiday gift exchange dip?

Nothing too huge, but I did get a 5th edition D&D player's handbook, which I'm quite excited to try out. Also received a combined total of just over $200 in cash, checks, and gift cards, so I guess I get to decide for myself what my big gift is.
by HAL9000
Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

You parsed my post wrong, actually. The Neil quote and the Balthasar quote are the two posts referenced in my question ("Why are these two posts only quotes with no other text?) and the one about horizontal bars stands alone with its attached question. I guess I should've used better spacing. ...
by HAL9000
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am terribly, terribly confused right now. Welcome to the OTT! :) What is that horizontal bar doing in the symol for Earth? I'm sorry, what image are you referencing? Maybe that's a little coin on the Å . This confuses me, too. Maybe a capital Lambda Λ with a ring ° diacritic is a symbol for the E...
by HAL9000
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am terribly, terribly confused right now. What is that horizontal bar doing in the symol for Earth? I'm sorry, what image are you referencing? Maybe that's a little coin on the Å . No, I wasn't the one who triggered you this Time. That was me. I'm just wondering to what other things bothasar_p has...
by HAL9000
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: I HAS A BLINDPOST. YOU CAN HAS MY BLINDPOST.

lmjb1964 wrote:In other news, I had a date-shaped thing tonight. It was very nice. :)

Oooh, nice! I've actually had a couple of those sorts of things in the past two weeks, it's new and kinda scary but rather pleasant.
by HAL9000
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: On Toa Pic

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080623223124/bionicle/images/3/36/Kopaka_in_Mata_Nui.PNG I've got one of those, but my first was Gali, the blue one. I like blue. But I actually like the black one, Onua, best. Cos his mask looks coolest. ETA There are multiple articles with the name you are loo...
by HAL9000
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: bftf-0551

balthasar_s wrote:DECREE: I'LL GIVE YOO A TOAPIC... THE REDUNDANT SEAISH SILENTONG WAS NEITHER REDUNDANT NOR SEAISH NOR A SILENTONG. DISCUSS.
balthasar_s wrote:DECREE: I'LL GIVE YOO A TOAPIC...
balthasar_s wrote:TOAPIC...

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by HAL9000
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Pelrigg is back! It has indeed been a very long time. Don't worry, you're not the only one who'll have to watch the convention via webcam.
by HAL9000
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: IS IT CAN BE QUACKMOLPY TIEM NAO PLEES?

ChronosDragon wrote:Oh, that's me:

http://xkcd.com/1460/

See My Face When an acronym almost makes sense
Supposedly, Molpies Fear When an acronym almost makes sense
Strangely, My Friends Wish an acronym almost makes sense

I interpreted it as So Much Fun When.
by HAL9000
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

I believe the answer is no. As in "it doesn't stand for anything", or as in "we know what it means but won't tell you"? ETA: Pope'd! Papal decree: provide theories as to what BFTF could stand for, regardless of its actual meaning. My contribution: Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic...
by HAL9000
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Since I returned partway through BFTF, I have zero idea what's going on in it. But could someone please tell me what BFTF stands for?
by HAL9000
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

azule wrote:So, I hate spiders. (I'm glad our resident bug-lover is absent.)

Hey! She's not the only bug-lover here!
I've forgotten her name. This makes me feel bad. She was nice.
by HAL9000
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Neil_Boekend wrote:After they understood what they were proposing they quicky decided against it.

Indeed. That sort of thing would be kind of hard to get public funding for.
by HAL9000
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Woah! bmonk isn't a crow anymore! And also he has some misarranged tags that's borking the forum. Immediately before I post, he edits it to fix. Huh.
by HAL9000
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Goat(s) on...
Spoiler:
A tower!
Image
by HAL9000
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:Jose

Ooooh, that's a nice poem! What structure is that? A half-sonnet of sorts?
by HAL9000
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: Memorizing shakespeare is hard. maybe I should OTTify it

ergman wrote:It's orange's turn to fill the screen.
what do these transitions mean?

I don't think any of us knows.
Let's wait and see where this all goes!
by HAL9000
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Regarding Q04B: Who made it? It's very fun, I just discovered it via mrob's post and am already at my first grapevine tile!

ETA: I'm now at the Wowterfall! I wonder what the last two are (don't tell me)...
by HAL9000
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: WITH TIMEODIES LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS MOLPIES?

lmjb1964 wrote:]It's so nice seeing your avatar on a regular basis again!]

Thanks! :D It's really good to be back.
by HAL9000
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

TheMinim wrote:For the decree:
lmjb1964 wrote:Darn, I'm not Pope either. Damn you, Hal9000!

The best part of that post is that it's currently at the top of a page.
by HAL9000
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

lmjb1964 wrote:I got the "crowning" reference, but I'm still not sure what the other FFS refers to.

It's "for f*ck's sake".

ETA: That was my 1190th post? I wanted it to be something important, for f*ck's sake!
by HAL9000
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: I HAS A SPOILERCAKE. YOU CAN HAS MY SPOILERCAKE.

Remember how I wrote Molpy Style? Well todip I wrote Desert Style, for Desert Bus. I think it turned out pretty well. http://youtu.be/ZMQsEX02eXc It's only vaguely related, but it's another example of an online community doing molpish and treeish things. Also hats. Wait, are you on the desert bus t...
by HAL9000
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, well if the ENAP thing bothers people I can stop doing it. It's mostly been just a way for me to keep track. *pelts BlitzGirl with S&M's* (they haven't been used for quite some Time; they're probably even staler now) Ack! The staleness! Eatbydate.com says M&Ms are best eaten within a yi...
by HAL9000
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

About Mixels: I am not sure what AarexTiaokhiao has with them but he includes them into many forum games. They are a new type of legoses. Game based, not really for AFOLs. Lego Philae is decidedly for AFOLs. It is a really awesomefull complex Technic construction. That's as may be, but what are AFO...
by HAL9000
Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

The first two are work thingies, one to help feed wolpies, the other hamplies. Fluff is that thread BG linked to. FFS I can't say in polite company. Crowning is in the dictionary and has more than one meaning, which I relied on. Okay. So what exactly does [W/H]FFS stand for, though? I have a tenden...
by HAL9000
Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

confus hal is confus First day of WFFS completed. I liked it, except for the part where we all hid in the hallway due to raptorishly spinning air. Fortunately I had my lunch with me. WFFS? That sounds more exciting than the first day of my HFFS. I almost met Boris Johnson, but the almost part almost...
by HAL9000
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 134676

Re: 1446: "Landing"

I hate all the comments on other forums saying how he's a waste of money :s I want to punch them in the face... they don't understand science... Indeed. To say that the first attempt at a scientific objective was a waste of resources because it wasn't as successful as it could have been is to ignor...
by HAL9000
Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 134676

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Seti wrote:himself (or herself - who knows?)

I like to stick with the ESA's description of Rosetta and Philae as sister and brother, respectively.
by HAL9000
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104384
Views: 27708099

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeah! Dancing robots party!
Spoiler:
Image

Wait, what were we talking about before all this?
by HAL9000
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 134676

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish: you have some overlapping tags (e.g. [XXX][YYY][/XXX][/YYY]) in your second-most-recent post. That tends to mustard up the rest of the page's posts, you may want to fix it.

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