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by NetWeasel
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time" and Math

Hey Guys! Been slowBlitzing through the last 75 NP, and had to comment... People Sitting an ottification of Johnny Saucep'n mp3 by Moxy Früvous Well, it was just two people sitting when we came upon this comic, and the readers said, 'it's deep, but Randall's workload's subatomic.' But somewhere yet ...
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm thinking it's just in Geekwagon. Here's what I'm getting: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38453 It's just the rising water, that's all; nothing to worry about. Can anybody get in touch with the Geekwagon crew for a fix? Geekwagon has contact information on his front page. Maybe you ...
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

About randompixbot, I can certainly get something up & running quickly, but ... I like the idea of re-posting random ONGs. (RONGs?) But then I got all concerned that we would get off schedule (schedule, schedule) without newpixbot to help us. :( I guess it might be like last...
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm thinking it's just in Geekwagon. Here's what I'm getting: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38453 It's just the rising water, that's all; nothing to worry about. There are probably a lot of people who, upon seeing Time, said, "I'll wait til it's over and just watch the whole thin...
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Going through the OTC on Geekwagon, and... Frame 2903 is mustarded. Mscha's 2898 (same frame) is fine. Hmm, that's weird, according to my records, that frame was never demustarded – it's still the same as when it originally appeared. What kind of mustard do you see? Geekwagon is barely loading for ...
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Nice suggestion for the format, too. Make sure it's labeled with a frame number someplace and has a clear rONG title. Mscha's viewer is good for that: It has a link to the proper code for posting with an imbedded link to the frame on the viewer... makes it real easy. If you're using one of the othe...
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Flashback ONG:
Image
...seems to express current feelings...
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Going through the OTC on Geekwagon, and...
Frame 2903 is mustarded. Mscha's 2898 (same frame) is fine.
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Two more things (for now)... One: when posting comments during your rerun of the whole thing, please add where you're posting from -- location helps in context. Two: A suggestion for the new ONGs -- top of the hour, post your ONE favorite frame of the whole thing. If there's already one up, wait for...
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

it was the suddenness that was the biggest shock. When you read a good book, or see a good movie, you pretty much know when the end is coming, simply because you're running out of pages or allotted time. (I suppose when you read an eBook and don't pay attention to the progress bar, you could have t...
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think i know what part of the problem is... We met Cueball and Megan on the beach and sat with them as they made sandcastles. We watched them begin to worry about the rising sea. We used our collective might and intellegence, and the power of the internet to help them figure out the problem. We we...
by NetWeasel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm caught up...

Completely caught up.

That's just not right. I'll coma down and then molpy up and there will be more.....

(I don't wanna be the Burgess Meridith of this.)
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Put me down in favor of a "post-1190 support group" forum....
(but set up now in case the thread suddenly -- I can't say it.)

Anything charlie_grumbles designates as "off-topic" can go over there.

Eventually EVERYTHING will go over there as sort of a weaning process.
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

...and suddenly, posting has become tough. But here we go anyway. Most of us here now know more about the Zanclean Flood than we did weeks/months ago. And we know that that can't be the end -- there are still one or more stages to the full event. We still do not know how the Med got plugged, or how ...
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Now some of the bad thoughts begin...

Is it too late for the Hugo nominations?
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just got a "Server Unavailable" while running what may be the Last Ketchup...

Minor panic...


Mid-post edit: but the preview still shows...

Post-Post edit: i just need a minute to get my heart started again....
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Tonight on Masterpiece Theatre....

Randall Munroe's The Odyssey.
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

So they are either on a piece of land that connects to the mainland or one that is already an island. Solution: send your fastest runner to "do a lap" check it, and report back. If the other side is uphill all the way up, you have a set of choices. If an island (or soon to be one), you hav...
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

From the NG map , it looks like that would happen when the water gets to 1500-1800 m below current sea level. The hills the Cueganites just left are at about 2300m below, and I don't think we've seen a rapid rise in water, so not yet on the spillover. Here's a "zoom" of the relevant area....
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whizbang wrote:
Spoiler:
( . )( . )
Oh, that's disgusting!
How can you even post that sort of thing on a thread like this?

Oh, wait... those are EYES.

(never mind.)
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

CUEBALL: Where do you think we are?
MEGAN: I don't know.

TOM SERVO: What's that thing in your hand?
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=36831%20%3Csnip%3E Optional decree: Ask about the title text, the Javascript, or some other very good question that the OTT has already figured out. Why do they have little tables covered in sand? It's part of the ritual to change the java script. Ah. Tha...
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:
Image
Optional decree: Ask about the title text, the Javascript, or some other very good question
that the OTT has already figured out.

Why do they have little tables covered in sand?
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Megan's got the map. I wonder if we might get a look at it. I'm guessing no. I'd like a look at it too, but suspect we won't see it. But the map is suddenly a lot less useful, since it mostly describes the newly wetted sea floor. Our crew seems to have no tools for dead-reckoning while drifting, an...
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:
Image
Optional decree: Ask about the title text, the Javascript, or some other very good question
that the OTT has already figured out.

Did we ever figure out why the sea is rising in the first place??
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

....aaaannd

Landmark HO!
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Raising a critical question: is this some little soon-to-be-submerged island, or one of the present-day Mediterranean islands, or might they have reached the main slope up into France? Does anyone have a clear enough picture of what's going on to hazard a guess? A related question: On the way up th...
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Raising a critical question: is this some little soon-to-be-submerged island, or one of the present-day Mediterranean islands, or might they have reached the main slope up into France? Does anyone have a clear enough picture of what's going on to hazard a guess? No way to tell yet. I guess we'll ju...
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

HES wrote:
taixzo wrote:WakONG everyone up

Spoiler:
"Wake up everybody", because crashing into the shore clearly isn't enough of a hint.

made ya something... (a little seaish)
Spoiler:
Image


Spoiler:
demot.jpg


EDIT: Fixed quote tags
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

HES wrote:
taixzo wrote:ETA: is that the raft scraping on the shore?

"Wake up everybody", because crashing into the shore clearly isn't enough of a hint.

I want to put that in my sig... BUT I CAN'T!!!!
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

pkcommando wrote:LookONG
Spoiler:
Image
Typical Megan... "I was going to tell you in a minute, but..."
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Another side-by-side, this time from frame 34 and frame 3082 . http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/34_vs_3082.png Scale is very similar, but hard to measure when they're sitting down. The sandcastle is definitely a lot smaller, though... It would make sense to make the sandcastle smaller; after all, they don...
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

So... Cueball spots land to our right. If the stars don't lie, we're looking ESE, so the land is to the south. What could it be? Africa? Probably not, it seems unlikely that the current would bring them there, with a huge inflow from Gibraltar. Maybe Corsica or Sardinia? Or one of the Balearic isla...
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm not naming names here...
but SOMEbody oughta be putting a "50000th post" cake in the oven about now....
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wowtrees?

Quick... test to see if you can pole to shore!
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Okay, I really have no explanation for this, except that I was looking for a way to connect today's Othercomic, and it just kept growing. Please accept my abject apologies for inflicting this on the OTT. Spoilered; truly seaish in length. NASA, due to budget cuts, can no longer maintain its website...
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmm. Are they going to be washed over the Sicily Sill? I mean, if there's no control over direction or propulsion of the craft - this may start looking like driving a houseboat through a set of rapids/waterfalls... Maybe they will eventually drift over the Sicily sill and have to ride the torrent d...
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

patzer wrote:ZoomONG out
Spoiler:
Image

Why the Zoomout?
To show that thing on the left?
Or is there a really big wave coming?
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: 1190: "Time"

Valarya wrote:What is that structure on the left?! :mrgreen:

trebouchet?
Beanie tower?

Something they can add to the Big Boat? Like a mast maybe?
by NetWeasel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104862
Views: 29875332

Re: THE FORTY (aka THE THIRTY-EIGHT)

O-kay. I counted all the chirpin' characters and came up with 38. THAT IS NOT FORTY, GREAT LORD RANDALL. On the other hand, kudos for coming up with 38 identifiably different characters. That's really something. If there are two more hiding in the geraft or the raftcastle (raftsicle, yummy&...

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