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by AnotherKevin
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wool-molpy counting Yan Tan Tethra Methera Pip Azer Sezar It's weird that I wasn't the one to mention that one, since that's a woolpy counting method specific to my area. :) Though my specific local variation would be yan, tyan, tethera, methera, pimp, sethera, lethera. One of the very few bits of ...
by AnotherKevin
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Another Kevin, and a friend...

Thought some might be curious what Another Kevin looks like. I'm the one on the right. For some reason I just couldn't resist shopping this one.

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by AnotherKevin
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpish a see you again, AnotherKevin!!! We absolutely do remember you. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=42986 de Furious Doodling occurs once a yip (year) an' lasts for about a wip (hemifortnight). ahbe just currently in de throes ah it doodliness at de moment. We've had tons ah Clevela...
by AnotherKevin
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

On a whim, I've shaken my quills and taken a look in here. Good Randall, is this needle-pulled thingy still going on? I just couldn't quite face it after T** E**; no, I won't type those two nasty words. Anyone remember a certain hatless molpuquine? What do you all talk about now that all the newpix ...
by AnotherKevin
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

JGeezer wrote:Ahem. Everybody knows "West" starts just past the Hudson River.

And "Upstate" starts at the sign saying, "Welcome to Yonkers."
by AnotherKevin
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Went hiking Saturday. Followed a pretty neat river all the way to its headwaters, climbed a mountain (without a castle), and found lots of berries that the bearolpies hadn't eaten. Let me share some berries with the folk in the thread, from newpix 1378 according to the Geekwagon reckoning: http://fo...
by AnotherKevin
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Further Map Investigation

waveney wrote:17. River name? (Expanded in version 3)


The rivers have changed in the millennia. It looks as if the flows of the Sinni, the Agri, the Cavone and the Basento are conjoined, but fail (at least seasonally) before they reach the Ionian.
by AnotherKevin
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

As shown, they Beanies say the first part of the medicine name when Cuegan ask them about the food. "Cream" is a guess, but it needs to be something that minus the ending part could be the name of a food. "Goose grease" "Coconut oil" "Cornmeal poultice," &quo...
by AnotherKevin
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106991
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Re: 1190: "Time"

As shown, they Beanies say the first part of the medicine name when Cuegan ask them about the food. "Cream" is a guess, but it needs to be something that minus the ending part could be the name of a food. "Goose grease" "Coconut oil" "Cornmeal poultice," &quo...
by AnotherKevin
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I have been looking at Rosetta's map under magnification and I think we have missed a few things... 12. Another named Sea? Part of the Adriatic, but maybe in Cuegan's time named for Venice or Trieste or something. 13. Another named Sea? Tyrrhenian? 14. Name of River? It flows from a pass that was o...
by AnotherKevin
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It seems to match up pretty well. I'm thinking all the points are observation towers and/or outposts. Any thoughts? It's basic triangulation surveying . Each of those points is where they set up a theodolite to make some measurements. Hmm. You can do without back azimuths for some of the stations. ...
by AnotherKevin
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Frame 2074 photomanip

I thought that Cuegan should be on a high ridge, with one of the rivers visible in the background...

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Redundant:
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Meow!
by AnotherKevin
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I realize that I hadn't done any sort of OTC frame remix yet. I figure maybe I ought to remedy that before the thread winds down altogether. Source: Geekwagon frame #1407, more or less... http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38503&mode=view Please add it to OTColored . Duplicates are per...
by AnotherKevin
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I realize that I hadn't done any sort of OTC frame remix yet. I figure maybe I ought to remedy that before the thread winds down altogether.

Source: Geekwagon frame #1407, more or less...
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Spoiler:
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by AnotherKevin
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

libra wrote: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?


Stories never end. The narrator just stops telling them.
by AnotherKevin
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Flado wrote:I think now is the time to join the party at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe Time. Luckily, I found a convenient eddy... Hi everyone! Who's up for a meet?


Me! See my posting about 4-5 posts upthread...
by AnotherKevin
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I realized in my earlier message that I'd failed to say where in the world I am. So ... any interest in having a group of Timewaiters grab some bags in the mid-Hudson Valley in New York and head off into the hills that the River flows from to see wowterfalls, molpies, and generally find things out? ...
by AnotherKevin
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Your pope commands: Clapping. Loud, vigorous clapping. Loud applause, and shouts of "Author! Author!" (The OTC/OTT lunacy was sometimes the only thing that could cheer me during long nights the past few months. My wife has been dangerously ill, and while she's improving, recovery will be ...
by AnotherKevin
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106991
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I think we've established that the Randallswhimsyists were right about the Teleology of Time. And I'd just started downloading bathymetry data to work up a sim of how long (relatively speaking) the pauses would be as the sea spilt over into the Tyrrhenian and Ionian basins. Probably not worth bother...
by AnotherKevin
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 47234443

Re: 1190: "Time"

A what depth does the water begin to spill over into the Tyrrhenian Sea? And at what depth does it begin to fill the Ionian? I think we've established that at least the Ionian and western Mediterranean proper have the ability to accept a considerable amount of water, and so the water level will stop...
by AnotherKevin
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106991
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Re: 1190: "Time"

That's the fastest roping job I've ever seen with my ONG two eyes: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/0fb360d4075b407421c9889addf0739545471b115d764340f641c8d48432afd2.png Hey, Cuegan is awfully cozy this newpix... http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38254 That's Cueball's sister...
by AnotherKevin
Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Y'know, I might hike faster if more of my hiking were on maintained trails. Many of the most rewarding hikes in this part of the world are bushwhacks. Then again, I imagine that Cueball and Megan are also bushwhacking.... Yep, they are: http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/plantpy.gif (Original animation ...
by AnotherKevin
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106991
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Paint it blackONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/f00e47717b33b7c3deaf52ae60a5d8890f1beabe2a1e664b8b74a039f64d8613.png Alt/Title-text still says RUN. Could be nightfall/sleep, I hope it's just a scene change to the inside of the encampment where they plan out their next step. It also gives the Bea...
by AnotherKevin
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Just thought I'd reply to this - I can sustain around 4.5 mph unladen, and around 3 mph with a large backpack. But, it's much less than that if I'm hiking uphill. I told you I'm slow. I'll walk to work (on pavement) at a 4.5 mph pace carrying a backpack with a couple of big notebooks and a heavy la...
by AnotherKevin
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmm. Just musing: It seems as if hikers are commoner among OTTers than the general population, or even the general geek population (which is different; ESR once observed that a geek thinks nothing of wearing climbing boots to work, just in case a mountain might suddenly arise in the server room). Is...
by AnotherKevin
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I see that the Geodetic Survey hasn't refreshed the description in over sixty years. The trail with the blue discs and the 'High Peak' sign are gone. The summer resort is long gone, and even its buildings burnt to the ground. Twilight Park is a private community, and does not welcome visitors, so t...
by AnotherKevin
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106991
Views: 47234443

Re: 1190: "Time"

Small housongs. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/751e43fb18c3e7f491d8e1d5911c251ee8728a8aea9233eed68aa1293df7a3f9.png Is the Beany praying on the roof? What is that by his/her knee? It looks they stopped running and are walking again. It's a laptop. The Beanie is reading page 13,363,249 of the OTT,...
by AnotherKevin
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Time for some VERY late night analysis! http://i.imgur.com/WXU9ToK.png I wrote out all known roots and "vowels". Apparently we have 4 to 5 vowels - a convex arc [X ʾ ], a concave arc [X ʿ ], arc below [X ̯ ] and a dot above [X ̇ ]. Also, 22 roots so far. This COULD, barely, map to a regul...
by AnotherKevin
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

moody7277 wrote:Attend to matters = give you dinner and a comfy place to sleep for the night?


Or file their survey reports, perhaps.
ETA: Ninja'd by ChronosDragon.
by AnotherKevin
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106991
Views: 47234443

Re: 1190: "Time"

It's not an original castle, in the sense that it was built as "I want to have a castle", rather than "We need to defend the nobility of this area against invasion, so let's build thick walls and guard towers." I don't think that Connecticut was ever a feudal system. Bannerman C...
by AnotherKevin
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Interesting. The word for this food is very similar to the first word in the phrase for the healing paste. The difference is that the healing paste name has a '3' in front of it, and this word has a bar over the curvy-omega. "water" and "sea" also differed by a "3".......
by AnotherKevin
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

If the Thing in the Tower is a theodolite, I'm still puzzled. The Tuquies a carefully dismounted and lowered their telescope, but left the circles out in the weather. (GLR hasn't shown enough detail to indicate whether they did anything with the microscopes that read the vernier scales.) The circles...
by AnotherKevin
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The horizontal line above the last symbol looks like a period, with two of them being an exclamation. But then again frame 2697 had no dash on the last symbol. Odd... but dare I say [heresy] a mistake [/heresy]? Randall always uses punctuation for English, so I don't see why Beanish would be differ...
by AnotherKevin
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

My prediction for the OTC: Beanie teaches Cueball the word for whatever that is. Then, Megan gets up. Cueball says something to her to the effect of "I've been learning their language; http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37655 http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37656 http://fo...
by AnotherKevin
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

pelrigg wrote:Loooong day

Me too. Molpy down.
by AnotherKevin
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Ah well, I'm not waiting for the next NP. I put up eighteen jars of blackcap jam this evening. That's enough work for one evening. Molpy down!
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by AnotherKevin
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

However, there's a big span between feeling a little out of breath during continued exertion, and being at risk of altitude sickness (which begins at about 10,000 feet for out-of-shape tourists but very few healthy young adults will experience it at that altitude). Professional athletes competing i...
by AnotherKevin
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Starting the Cueganid

I came out of coma with Latin hexameters in my head. Ah, that kind of thing happens to you too? Some of the verses from some of my filks (especially Madagascarville and I've Got a Theory) wouldn't leave me alone until I wrote the rest. Anyone else want to help work out how Virgil might have told th...
by AnotherKevin
Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Good mornix all. Molpy up! http://www.window.state.tx.us/txinnovator/ti0708/images/SmartMouse.jpg Some wonderful OTTifications with this morning's Ketchup. AnotherKevin, I don't think Virgil could have done better. And more awe ful some OTTifications by BlitzGirl and Ebonite! As for numbering, it m...
by AnotherKevin
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106991
Views: 47234443

Starting the Cueganid

I came out of coma with Latin hexameters in my head. Anyone else want to help work out how Virgil might have told the story of Time? [This post is edited now: with scansion I was obsessing: Latin hexameters filled my head as I came out of coma. Would others care to assist in a better pastiche of old...

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