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by DavidRa
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

How did other TimeWaiters come to realise that there was more to this comic than first met the eye? Well, when Time started, I had learned that the forums could usually explain xkcd jokes that I didn't understand. So I saw one of the early frames, when they were just sitting, and I went to the foru...
by DavidRa
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

While I will not be abandoning this thread, for those who use steam you can find some of us here It would appear that there are still unfinished projects - the OTVO, for one, many OTTifications, and many who have not yet reached us in the present (I just ketchupped 30 pages in disbelief and I'm sti...
by DavidRa
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

LaPetite (young girl/womens voice. buffygirl wants to give this a one a go when she gets back later) My daughter wants to have a crack at this (she only lurks, though, so if there's a good OTTer they should get priority)... Been some good discussion on here on how we could do Rosetta and beanish so...
by DavidRa
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey guys. I checked out that Nature paper that hunjo posted on this page and saw the "Zanclean Channel" mentioned in fig. 2b. I checked to see whether this is the same flood as was on yesterday's Other Comic. Well, it was , but it's not on there, anymore. Was this already reported somewhe...
by DavidRa
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Pfhorrest wrote:Prediction: They just sighted the Twenty. (The Other Twenty, that is).

Not in that direction, I think.

More likely to be a small 100m high wall of water descending on them at 50km/h - flipping the raft. Thus ends timeNB.

NB This predicting the end of time thing is addictive!
by DavidRa
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Neopifex, your postscript is very apt. <sigh> (but I hope you're wrong) Me too. :( I put that there as a joke, but it seems so ominous now. Perhaps I should change it... I remain optimistic. GLR let us know that the baby bird could fly, and so fly away from the rising sea. I find it hard to believe...
by DavidRa
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

So now I wonder: Has Randall Have the Beanies taken rebound into account in their shoreline forecasts? I'm still about 6NP behind in my end-of-weekend ketchup, but putting two and two together here: If we assume that petatons of water were removed over the course of years/centuries, and if we assum...
by DavidRa
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: Mayo Clinic

And now, cakes again! Wildhound: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5085/5275201933_2cd90f89f3_z.jpg Montov: http://s3-media2.ak.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/YWQQb8AkBmwwixBra1DQ1w/l.jpg NetWeasel (sorry, no CAPTCHA cake): http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m80ywiHeXl1qilswio1_500.jpg jovialbard: http://fa...
by DavidRa
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

OK I've finally finished listening to all the currently posted auditions I could find. I'm giving my votes to Blitzgirl (darn your skills and creativity, darn them!!) and ... oh crud. I don't know who "xkcd1.mp3" was/is. ETA: ucim I think. I definitely agree they're younger so the voices s...
by DavidRa
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

I made a couple of recordings on my phone, bur it saves them as 3ga files. I can't upload them or do anything else with them, apparently. I've saved them to my dropbox; see if anyone can access them and lay them. Geez, I feel like such a luddite. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8bx73bca8hs7597/megan_lmjb...
by DavidRa
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Same thing was said on the hill up to the castle. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/fe9690e914ddbb16df6c05f87101e44e01cfadf2c6f2c20ae8c1cc559a3eab94.png Indeed it was. Based on that it would seem to be a common / mutable greeting - in Strine, "G'day" rather than "Good Morning" - ...
by DavidRa
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Angelastic wrote:Also, I forgot to add groundhogs to my list of fairytale creatures. They're also known as woodchucks. How many hogs would a groundhog grind if a groundhog could grind hogs?

Mid-ketchup comment: Aaaaargh! .... ZOT!!
by DavidRa
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

OK finally got a chance to record a frame - I happened to choose G#414 because it has enough words to get a proper sense of the voice. Recording is Audacity, with noise removal (it's a silly laptop mic) and silences chopped out to make it smaller. Still better than the wireless headset I started wit...
by DavidRa
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Eutychus wrote:PassONG the flag

Spoiler:
Image

Strange - is that the same image as previously posted by newpixbot, but with a different hash? I don't see much change ...
by DavidRa
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

It's Heretic Comic Time

http://www.xkcd.com/1238/ - for a change of pace. Actual Real Spoiler Lucky the computer was the only thing broken... I've noticed that in the time that the Beanies and Cuegan have been on the move, there have always been two Beanies in the lead, followed by Cuegan and with the third Beanie bringing...
by DavidRa
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Perhaps it's the "sound-of-your-own-voice" effect, but I recorded an audition and then realized I had basically no emotion at all. I can't voice act :P Also I'm a bit young to be doing Cueball, I think. Though that depends who you ask. Part of the problem with Cue is going to be the lack ...
by DavidRa
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm hoping they get to the flag, one of the Beanies flicks a hidden switch, and the until-now invisibly-cloaked cake pyramid shimmers into view directly in front of them. Whereupon La Petite emerges with a fake beard and asks them why they took so long.
by DavidRa
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've done a quick look at how easy it would be for us to combine voice overs into the OTC. To minimize the work needed and make it simple going forward I think I've worked out how to do it using command line tools like ffmpeg. Technical stuff following so you can skip this spoiler. Nicely done. Sin...
by DavidRa
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Greetings, kenmelken's best man! Feel free to hop in any Time you like. :) Interesting - this speech ends not with a degree marking, but a horizontal line. Perhaps the degree indicates a question mark, and the line indicates a period? If the statement is potentially an order, as has been suggested,...
by DavidRa
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

taixzo wrote:And now that I'm back in the Present, here's a Present Present for all y'all:

TimeWaiter
(to the tune of Code Monkey, by Jonathan Coulton)


Blindposting from my morning ketch-blitz-up, but this rocks.
by DavidRa
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Come alONG then...

Image

Sort of expected a little more in the way of dialog, really...
by DavidRa
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey! You can't do that! We here at the thread for the comic Time have some traditions, like granting special privileges to the first person to post at the top of a new page! You can't just sound-a-small-moving-animal-makes'ing declare new rules in the middle of an arbitrary subdivision of posts! Ma...
by DavidRa
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

{Excellent analytic work} So from this we can now adopt a standard {snip} Hold up there a second ... I understood that standards are considered a form of heresy. As a result I must disagree - and quote you the standard er response: ni ni ni ni ni chupacabra ping pong ball ! Standard averted ... er ...
by DavidRa
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: What is a giant beach-lump?

I've actually asked the same question before. We've seen them comaing 4 times before, although all those times were basically naps out in the open. They've probably been traveling between 3-6 dix unless they're some kind of superhumans (they do have remarkable sandcastle building skills). I hope we...
by DavidRa
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: ...and in case I don't see ya...

Just thought of something: ⋅  We have two main characters. ⋅  They live on a relatively isolated world. ⋅  We are watching them, almost as if that was the exact reason of their existence. Do y'll see what I see ? Hmm. I see where you're coming from, but this is the mov...
by DavidRa
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hark fellow Time Tribespeople, for the New OtherComic has now been posted. I wonder if it hints towards a 300 day span for our beloved and yet much maligned OTC?
by DavidRa
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

The Proclaimers? They're Scottish... Yeah... one of the "ish" bands. :) (hmmm... I wonder if there's a band called "ish") Jose From many pages in the past (I think I was 75 behind at one point) I throw this forward - not a band named ish, but an album "...ish" by 1927 ...
by DavidRa
Mon May 20, 2013 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

First othercomic reminder of the wix. It's also a great way to pass the time between newpix Ahh, GeoGuessr... I always end up getting way too into it, and doing tons of detective work to find out EXACTLY where I am XD I played once or twice, kept digging around (going up and down roads and lanes) t...
by DavidRa
Mon May 20, 2013 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is it wrONG to belONG to the tribe of ONG?

Image

Edit: I see neither molpys nor insects, but at least there appears to be little chance of another Megan accident.
by DavidRa
Thu May 16, 2013 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Of course, as I have already decreed, continued use of Outside time units for measuring the length of Outside is A-Okay. The paradox exists in that the Outside is not okay, therefore how is units to measure it okay????? That's like how it's okay if the underage smoke, but they can neither buy nor b...
by DavidRa
Sun May 12, 2013 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

As for myself, I've noticed that I'm much more fanatical about backing up other people's data than my own; I'm downright sloppy about my personal backups. As are many IT pros. I wonder whether it is because the cost of backup hits our own hip pockets, or if it's the time factor (I spent 3 days fixi...
by DavidRa
Fri May 10, 2013 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: Help, help

OK, forum noob here... every time I try to quote somebody to reply, if I include a URL in my reply I get " This message was flagged as spam and has been denied. " which makes for trying times. Must I just Wait for more Time until the forum software trusts me better? Indeed you must. Norma...
by DavidRa
Tue May 07, 2013 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

And now we know he is left-handed. Weird, I saw that as right handed! Is this one of those optical illusions where you see what you expect to see? Oi, I was going to say that, but I spent too much time checking and rechecking the ALT text for the images. So yes, I think you see what you expect (and...
by DavidRa
Mon May 06, 2013 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wormong! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/77603af2f840bf6f84c4915fb2b42838cdcec232deef8c181dba0ac96f774530.png Is he drunk? I do believe he has awoken (suddenly) from coma. A coma of length we cannot say, although since Megan does not appear to have slept, it may have been very short. Perhaps this ...
by DavidRa
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

That tower is going to collapse within a NewPix or two. Unless the caffeinesemenbabycancerteamoosedroppingwatergoopystuff hardens to near concrete strength over time - there are comparatively massive stresses on that overhang now.
by DavidRa
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:two people online please PM me ... it's a ... hat emergency .... ish ish.

I tried but it's in my Outbox (perhaps because I am still technically a Noob with only a couple of posts). Quoted because your plea was the last post on the previous page so may be missed :)
by DavidRa
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Please don't call the baby La Petite if its a girl. (..snip..) No real kid deserves that! It's not a big deal, methinks, as most of the girls in French-speaking countries end up being called "La Petite" for extended periods of their early lives anyway. Similar to "die Kleine" in...
by DavidRa
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hum, had to think about this one... we are right now at 806 frames. So I subtract any and each frame from frame 1, makes 806 difference frames. We do the same for frame 2 and get another 806 difference frames and so forth till frame 806. So it is 806 x 806 frames. Since subtraction isn't a commutat...
by DavidRa
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

And they would be more around 600k anyway... Surely it would be approx C(700,2). My memory from 24 years ago suggests that choosing k items from n (where the item is not put back for "rechoosing") is: n! / (n! (n-k)!) So 700! / (2! * 698!) The 698! cancels and we're left with: 700 * 699 /...
by DavidRa
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29409238

Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe somebody here has been thinking 'Oooh, I can't wait till I get to be the one to post an ONG! WOLLONGONG is going to kill!' and is now put out by the robot overlong. So I would like to suggest that there be some kind of web interface where people can submit their ONGs (along with their usernam...

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