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by nerdsniped
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks to everyone who said Hi! It's nice to be back, even if briefly -- too much Outside as always (if I don't RUN I'll be inundated); I'll be back down in the basement soon. But I'm glad to see the OTT continuing on, and very glad to hear about the meet! (Thanks to micdi for PM'ing an invitation!)...
by nerdsniped
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: MYSTERYONGMAN, MYSTERYONGMAN, DOES WHATEVER A MYSTERYONG

NoMouse wrote:Oh, wow, we don't need to ottify Rosetta's landing, GLR is ottfying it for us by making a Time-like othercomic. :lol:

Actually, this othercomic seems to be spacelike. Thus confirming that the comiverse includes both Time-like and spacelike comics.
by nerdsniped
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0063: "Google's Datacenters on Punch Cards"
Replies: 58
Views: 15273

Re: What-If 0063: "Google's Datacenters on Punch Cards"

Is it just me, or is some of the math way off here? First, volume of the punch cards. Wikipedia gives the dimensions of an 80-column IBM punch card as 187.325 x 82.55 x 0.18 millimeters. Multiply that by 15 x 10^18 bytes, divide by 80 bytes/card, and converting units, I get 521.9 cubic kilometers. T...
by nerdsniped
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Behold a man that really knows how to wait for it... http://www.jimdenevan.com/sand.htm#sand_images/ It has a nice philosophical touch. A connection with the OTC, where he peacefully works on something great just to have the irrepressible sea slowly come in and eradicate it all. http://www.jimdenev...
by nerdsniped
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm not a user of this (sorry, I don't have a smartphone or other device that could use it), but it seems like an option to display a random frame would be wanted as well. {P1299} That's built in - just look at your phone at random intervals. That's not random though, it's heavily weighted towards ...
by nerdsniped
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Prediction

Blindposting (from only about half a dozen pages back now) with a Prediction: This wipend, the posting rate will slow, as usual. Anxious that the Thread is winding down, hundreds of OTTers, lurkers, delurkers, and Mrs. MobTeeseBoose herself all post. Unfortunately, the lingering effect of several ki...
by nerdsniped
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

Weeee, another tree-sh, sea-ish "Acts". (With a dash of "Alice's Restaurant Massacree"-ish thrown in for good measure.) taixzo taps the leftmost Sciscitor Stellar Navigation screen, and a map of what appears to be a large body of water appears on it. With the tap of a few button...
by nerdsniped
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting from about 20 NP back to say: I'm loving all the colorizations! Really beautiful work, everyone. And Whizbang's comic adaptations are terrific. Hope to be caught up with all y'all at some point... the Outside had been accumulating behind a dam of OTC; shortly after The Event, the dam bu...
by nerdsniped
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've said it before, but it bears repeating http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/static/emoticon-0134-bear.png : the ending of time felt incredibly rushed to me, ever since they started “RUN.”ning. It's as if the GLR was fed up with it and wanted to end it (or alternatively, had to end it for so...
by nerdsniped
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'll be with you in the present in a bit. If there's still a present.. There are always presents! Presents will continue long after the End of Time... Submitting to what-if: I think it would be more of a meaningful gesture if we all submitted the same thing, showing that we're colluding, though. I ...
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:I'm going to repost my end frame again, because, frankly, I think it's better than this.
Spoiler:
Image

You can ONG it in half an hour...
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Thus...

charlie_grumbles wrote:I'm hoping for a frame of credits, at least.

Your pope commands: Clapping. Loud, vigorous clapping.

Image

Spoiler:
clapping.gif
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quick! Someone post an unclosed parenthesis! (Then the OTT can never end, even if the OTC does. (Oh, wait, I think I just took care of it.)
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

charlie_grumbles wrote:The frame has become a link to geekwagon.

I had wondered about that. (Whether, after The End (I can't say it full size), GLR would provide any "official" way to access the full sequence.)
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

*scraaaaape* *CRUNCH*

Hey, did the OTT just hit something?
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

NetWeasel wrote:Here's a "zoom" of the relevant area...

What's the scale in this zoom?
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

What they should do in case flooding resumes is have someone stay with the boat with a rope to keep the boat near the shore by walking it up, rather than tying it to anything (which could result in it being tied to a submerged point) or simply leaving it. The rational course of action now is to A) ...
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

CUEBALL: Where do you think we are? MEGAN: I don't know. TOM SERVO: What's that thing in your hand? Ah, I miss 'ol Tom. But seriously, they have a big decision to make right now. If this is an island, they need to get back on the raft and stand ready to pole away from the trees. If not, they need t...
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

A little slow, Cueball, aren't you? I'm pretty sure the lookout is supposed to call "land ho!" long before the ship gets beached. Waking up to a raft falling to pieces beneath you isn't pleasant, I assume. The others should leave Cueball and Megan on the little island to fend for themselv...
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

@nerdsniped. Liked the ringworld reference. Wouldn't explain the night sky, tho. I wasn't actually thinking of Ringworld. Did you read Protector (the novel)? Brennan could have left Tree-of-Life somewhere in Sol system, where eventually... oh it's too early for me to spin scenarios. But anyway, we ...
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Awake already?

So after the day, week, and month they've had, Cuegan are the first ones awake?!? I can only assume that they are not fully human, but are in fact (Niven) Protectors. That would explain their endurance. It would also explain why there's nothing romantic going on (sigh). It would raise the question o...
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

Rule110 wrote:RUNTIME ERROR: TIME (1190) PANEL 3074
MISSING TROPE -322
Group of ten or more civilian refugees escaping catastrophe is lacking pregnant woman in labor. Please add full-term fetus and re-run comic.

LOL^3.

You, sir, have made my day.
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

So they're stuck in the hills until the water rises over them? Can't they just go around? The hills have already gone under, leaving them far away from the receding shore. Hence rebuilding the yurt and getting ready to stay on the rafts a while. Although, quite recently there were still "shall...
by nerdsniped
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

New title text has FOUR periods. .... This is getting serious. I once read a long interview with Gene Wilder, discussing the screenplay for Young Frankenstein. The interviewer noticed that the Creature's grunts are all transcribed as "nnnnnnn", and that every single instance in the entire...
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:The world is ending, and what is your first question?
Random Cueganite wrote:Why do you have little tables covered in sand?

Image

Like I said. They're all grad students. Even the little kids.
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Another example I've been meaning to mention: in frame 3020 , why does that boy say "my cousin says she can swim across a river" instead of "LaPetite can..."? This is a community of 40 people, surely everyone knows everyone else. Hmm, in keeping with past suggestions (e.g. Lucky...
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Isn't it really wierd that nobody in this small group, which presumably has been living closely together for some time, has addressed anybody else by name? I had thought that they were a group of maybe two extended families which makes it stranger yet. So far, the only appellation we have is "...
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

42 guests wrote:
taixzo wrote:I think that is Cuball's Rock.


Then the rock appears to splash and move closer to the far shore...

Ah, so it's feelin' frisky. :)
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

Really what I'm suggesting / predicting is that when the water is done frisking about, we will transition into epilogue. We will not embark into a major Act N+1 of the Cueganites finding a new home, Megan going off to study with Rosetta, or whatever. Agreed. But the water hasn't even be gun to fris...
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

...but now I will undoubtedly obsess on it, thank you very much. :roll: Now you have genuinely grown into your name. Your welcum. *sputter* But, but -- why, you... OK, it's a fair cop. :oops: While there is plenty of story that could still be told, this feels too much like a grand climax to me; The...
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

PagePope! OK, not a decree, but a question: When you leave your place of dwelling, do you now automatically look for your path of escape should the waters start rising? Are you more acutely aware of the location of the temporary islands you could be trapped on? No... but now I will undoubtedly obse...
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't understand why the 20 on the left are stating that Cuegan-20 will float past them. Are they going backwards in my mind? I thought it was moving left > right. Therefore the 20 on the left would be the ones floating past. No one else seemed confused by this, though. :? FWIW, I was confused to...
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

And on another note, way back here , just after the fade, I predicted that the story would end at between 3,500 and 4,000 frames. That's looking a little high, but well within a reasonable margin of error on my estimate. (Does little happy dance.) Yeah, that prediction is looking pretty good at thi...
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

That's Bunny - identifiable by the bun and trailing hair at the back of her head. She seems to be a quasi-leader for the Cueganites, so she's probably addressing them at large. Megan is riding on top of the upper level of the Raftcastle with LaPetite and her cousin (the littlest Bangs), and is the ...
by nerdsniped
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Not goONG well http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/dffc8ebd538a212b282c5661a73a5e119fb976ba3e88179ecf6042518e2421d7.png As the water gets higher I assume running aground in the shallows will cease to be an issue. Getting caught in a current running the wrong way might still be an issue, since they're ...
by nerdsniped
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

RAFTBUILDONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/98da5ed6f0bdcfd8a75243f4d1c26f20ba1c1f342af2961585d1be1b2bba5a74.png Wait, why are they putting fabric on the side of it? Maybe so they can fit more stuff in it, or so people don't fall off the sides? They do seem to have assembled another, open raft be...
by nerdsniped
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

PredictiONG for the final frame... http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/wonder.png (Yes, they re-built the top layer of the castle.) Hmm... why do I have such a strong feeling of deja vu? Brings Loopism to a whole new level. In fact, considering that Othercomics have continued to arrive subsequent to ...
by nerdsniped
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

But then why bother with the raft in the first place? Unless the current is running faster than I think, it seems like a slow way to cover the initial part of the journey. (Another data point: if the current were rapid, they would have had a hard time grabbing LaPetite as she floated by.) This is a...
by nerdsniped
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103971
Views: 26381504

Re: 1190: "Time"

How are they planning to maintain position along the (climbing) shore? At first, they might not have to do anything, as the current is flowing upriver. But I think this will break down as soon as they reach a steeper region. The sideways flow into the riverbed will become a very minor effect, and a...
by nerdsniped
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

speising wrote:But they need a bard singing "build, build, build the raft! "

Arrgh now my brain is spinning through endless permutations of OOTS / XKCD crossover storylines! I'm going to be stuck on that all day.

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