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by nsub1
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Spoiler:
Charlie's quips
Spoiler:
Are fun although
Spoiler:
There's too much time
Spoiler:
Spent clicking "Show"
Spoiler:
Panther Acrostics
by nsub1
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The random comic button treated me pretty well.
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Spoiler:
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Alt text: I still do this all the time.
by nsub1
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Image

This OTThercomic takes on another meaning if you see Cueball as an author-insertion persona.
Spoiler:
im_sorry.png
by nsub1
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Ketching up on a phone in a place with terrible 3G is not easy! Suffice to say most everyone here has been impressive and fantastic and impressively fantastic, and I can't wait to see where everyone's creativity takes the OTT next. As for lil' ol' me, I'm sticking around - I can't let my font rest u...
by nsub1
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Misery looking for company : Am I the only one here wondering, "Did I post something on the OTT that triggered the end?" When I posted yesterday morning that the OTT now had more individual posters than xkcd had comics, did Randall look at that and go, "Sweet chirp! That's enough of ...
by nsub1
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Time chirping ended while I'm on the New York State Thruway? Seriously??? :o
I'm in the "fade out" camp sadly.
by nsub1
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:We all fall dONG:

I SAW YOU MUSTARD THAT!!!

Now off to be semi-away from the OTT until Monday evening. Don't let anything happen without me.
by nsub1
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Will someone please have mercy and explain WTF "Helvetica Scenario" means? I'm dyin' here! :D Look in the alt text here . A helvetica scenario is a completely mustard scientific exploitation on steroids. More specifically, the Helvetica Scenario is from the pilot episode of the fake-retro...
by nsub1
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Yay Yappo! That's pretty dang sweet. I, of course, am partial to the yurts for the green houses. Maybe the Beanish Castle for the hotel? Although that'd be a bit weird, given that it's a property. The (S.S.) Sandcastle could work too, but it might be a bit complex to make pieces of. :D Also: http://...
by nsub1
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I hope I'm not the only one who sees it…
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Redundancy Chest:
Spoiler:
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Because they're like the houses, get it?
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by nsub1
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I can't even force myself to see the fifth kid ("6") in there now. I'm pretty sure the frame changed. There also appears to be a missing bald adult from the right side of the cluster of seven (originally eight). Something is amiss. EDIT to attribute earlier, numbered image in a quote tag....
by nsub1
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

AHH SO MUCH HAPPENING!! But all I can offer is version 0.10 of Beanish Serif! All 23 base characters (22 + c) are in there! Next task: kerning and standardization, then (gasp!) vowels!
by nsub1
Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

But they slept close to the town! If the map was that important, wouldn't Hypatia and the Beanies come looking for them? Maybe the Beanies have advanced technology.
by nsub1
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So so much happening, I'm sure this is gonna get buried. But v. 0.04 of Beanish Serif is here , with seventeen of the twenty-two Transliterated Characters! (The missing ones are A, X, W, 3, and q.) After that will be doing the "c" (which I'll probably do as a separate character, not like a...
by nsub1
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:42 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 nsub1
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'll just note that while Hairdo is more educated than Cuegan, she still has the capability to be wrong. 15 days does seem awfully short, especially given the relatively modest sea-level rise that we saw after their journey (and in line with what Megan thought). Their calculations could just be plai...
by nsub1
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Font update to v0.03! The characters included are now: 2, 4, 9, b, d, g, J, L, N, & Z. Slow going, but forward progress! You can now type such words as dZL and Lg2, although they of course won't have the diacritics (presumed to be vowels).
by nsub1
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

OTF update! Version 0.02 is out , now with like five glyphs! Using the Standard Sinus Notation (SSN), the characters present are 2, 4, b, d, and J. It's not a lot, but it does allow you spell something: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=37968 Obviously kerning is a problem, b...
by nsub1
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Why do you want to duplicate work that has already been done? The Carrier syllables are in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_syllabics ; I do not have checked but I assume all other characters Randall uses are also in the Canadian Aboriginal section of Unicode. You will (hopefully) find all here...
by nsub1
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I was just about to complain that their font is nowhere serif - but then I looked closely at how much of a fool of myself I would've made. Indeed, these are tiny-serif characters! Good job on those. However, on a sourer note (grapevine comes to mind, which isn't big, as it isn't the sea, but is lon...
by nsub1
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Final-cheeping-ly. I have been wrestling and wrassling with Fontforge for a long time and finally have managed to generate v0.01 of Beanish Serif . I warn you all right now, it has a total of two characters: S ( http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37746 ) and b ( http://forums.xkcd.com/downl...
by nsub1
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40906219

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image
Spoiler:
Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 9.13.39 PM.png
(From the Homestar Runner video for Experimental Film)
by nsub1
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 40906219

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction:
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Predictiong
by nsub1
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: ᘛ - Beanish Symbols

BlitzGirl wrote:(I isolated the Beanish symbols and attached them as images, so if you want to point one out in a post you can just copy its url.

I have downloaded FontForge myself. Perhaps if I can figure it out we will finally have an OTC-unique OTF in .otf!
by nsub1
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "†îµ£"

I've been trawling through Unicode code sheets, and I can't find a set that includes all of our mysterious characters. If they are a real language (not invented by GLR, that is), it would either a) have to be one where the written form can vary significantly (which is many, to be honest) or b) one n...
by nsub1
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ChronosDragon wrote:Prediction: The person in the distance is Black Hat Guy.

Randall, I hope not. I hate that guy.
by nsub1
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

cueganHorizPos++; // ONG
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by nsub1
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

INCLONGE
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Up up up forever up!
by nsub1
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Also, a moment of silence for my daughter's laptop, which succumbed to an excess of gravity. Anyone have any recommendations for sturdy laptops? I had that problem once. It was not-so-happy times for me. My sister had a Toshiba that fared well, but I don't know how tank-like they are anymore. As fo...
by nsub1
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Looks like the brain-eating amoeba has finally gotten to Cueball (again).

Or maybe something worse!
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by nsub1
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

FAKEONG!
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Spoiler:
I figured out the spoiler thingy!
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NOPE
by nsub1
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Rule110 wrote:Worst case:
"Looks okay."
(doesn't answer because she's dead)

Don't forget:
"Looks okay."
"BRAAAIIIIIINNNSSS"

Although maybe Cueball would be safe in this case. Anyway, maybe Megan will be like "I can see my house from here!"
by nsub1
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: I put an ONG up here too!

BORONG! Heresy! Ready the Foam Maiden and the S&Ms, Inquisitors... The OTC is NEVER BORONG. Patience learn you must. Come to you in Time, it will. wait for it Perhaps borong was the wrong word. It's just another one of those situations where GLR is teasing us. Like there's probably something to...
by nsub1
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40906219

I put an ONG up here too!

@nsub1, Ximenez Nice avatars! Thanks! I've been called infuriating before for it. :twisted: I'm upset, I missed the Real Important Page, 1012! It was our KNP ! At least there's the KNPa. Anyway, BORONG! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8cdaf4e94d40d05614d8543ba5b7963b134aad851a905ee1f940d38d2e60d85...
by nsub1
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

As someone else showed, it's a bit of a diagonal pan, but here it is in a bit of a different visualization.
movement-to-the-top.png
(Pre-emptive apologies to those who are color-blind for which this is basically useless.)
Also, yes, Ken.
by nsub1
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Predicted dialogue:

Megan: It's a ladder.
Cueball: Yeah.
Megan: Neat.
Cueball: Ye—
Sleeping meowlpy awakens and attacks.So much blood!
by nsub1
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

How is Megan's leg?
Apparently it's OK.
I'd ONG but I can't. :(

EDIT:
I'm glad I couldn't!
I would have been ninja'd twice!
Her leg: still a stick.
by nsub1
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Anybody notice the beesnake constellation in {removed image}? It probably has a real name, but to me it's a giant beesnake. I wonder if an even gianter stellarraptor is coming up behind it. Of course, with the sun on the way, we'll probably never see it coming. I believe pretty much everything to t...
by nsub1
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This talk of multi-millennial axial precession reminds me again of The Clock of the Long Now. That would be as neat and wow a thing as an astronomical observatory for Megan and Cueball to find atop the mountain. The current active and planned clock locations for the Long Now project are both in Nor...
by nsub1
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

If The GLR read the OTT, we would find that it wasn't blood, but just ketchup.

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