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by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Archimandrite of Amicable Apostasy (in Absentia) here, to say: I think this is just the end of Chapter One. I suspect that, at some point, we will see a comic entitled "Time 2," and off again we will go. I can wait for it. I waited 16 years for Doctor Who to come back. Still on the same p...
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindposting from NP 1295. I've only been off for a day and a half, and I have 14 pages to ketchup. Taixzo just did an awesome night sky coloring of one of the frames. Not sure if I'll be able to ketchup tonight, since I still have several hours or bridge hand analysis to do, and I want to get my ha...
by b2bomberkrh
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks for everyone who recommended GIMP, I will check it out. Also, in writing up my post prior to this, I realized that I couldn't find anything on the wiki with a general history of the OTC, and the OTT. Is it out there somewhere? I'm' talking about things like the date the comic started, when it...
by b2bomberkrh
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

*tries to picture SexyTalon as a blitzer* Lastly, really enjoying the colored frames. How are you guys doing that? I wanted to do one, but all I could think of was to print it off, color it by hand and then scan the result. Will that even work for adding it to the collection? Is there some good fre...
by b2bomberkrh
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow, this place is as hard to ketchup to the present without missing anything as ever, or at least the difference isn't substantially noticeable when you do it. I'm going to have to (splatterpost?) throw a bunch of short things out there, hopefully the right parties will see the parts they're intere...
by b2bomberkrh
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have to go off for some real world stuff, but I wanted to add a quick couple of comments. I like the idea of coloring the frames, I would take a crack at one myself. I like the idea of an annotated book, but it would be a LOT of work for someone. As far as the whole facebook, twitter, email, steam...
by b2bomberkrh
Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

The end happened during my ketchup and I went to coma about one newpix to early to see it. Thought that there has something happened when I molpied up and had 25 newpages! I didn't post quite as much as I wanted to and also did not have the time to work on some of my projects, but - as a thank you ...
by b2bomberkrh
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't think I've ever posted my molpydown at night before, but it seemed appropriate after watching The End as it happened. I hope everyone sleeps well tonight, remembering that the reason this feels sad is because of all the happiness it has brought to your life. I, for one, have no doubt that Ra...
by b2bomberkrh
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

It has been a wowterful trip, mainly because of those I shared it with. That means you folk. All y'all. There are too many wonderful creative works in these last decapages for me to remember to list individually, but they all made me smile, cry, laugh, or otherwise experience treeishness in some fo...
by b2bomberkrh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ok, I have to molpy out for the evening, I'll be back later, to see if the water is still rising. I have an appropriate avatar now, here's hoping hats are still available!!!
by b2bomberkrh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, I don't have a hat yet. At least I don't think I do. Can you end up with a hat without realizing it? I'll have to dash off to the wiki and check.
by b2bomberkrh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

I want to add my thanks both to Randall and to all of you. And to reiterate something I posted not too long ago. Do something to say thanks to him, buy something from his store, pay him back a little for all that he has brought into your life. And do something in your life to remember all of us here...
by b2bomberkrh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Of course this isn't Waterworld. It holds to the laws of physics as close as GLR can find the details, not as close to the laws of physics as the movie makers felt like. Thus they'll flow to the mainland, France most likely, and go to land there. They'll continue their nomadic existence. Due to the...
by b2bomberkrh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Speaking of ONGs, it's not about “winning” or being “fr1st”, but about coming up with a creative ONG.... For the creativity challenged, here's a helpful list of 152 words containing "ong" along alongside among amongst belong belonged belonging belongings belongs bongs congeal congealed co...
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:She might just be raising her fist in a gesture of defiance. Image


"Red...the blood of angry men..."

Perhaps La Petite's other name is Gavroche.
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe back to "wait for it"? In any case, it's looking like there's a good chance we'll get to see Randall's interpretation for all the various ideas on how this flood might play out on the water itself.
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Exodies wrote:
slinches wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:
Exodies wrote:{P1046}


Hmmm. Are you an engineer?


Nah, I think he must be a philosopher or an accountant.

{P1114}
Neither nor nor. A diagnostician.
Dunno where that puts me on the scale of physicist to poet.


Orthogonal
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

So... Update! here we go: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38348&sid=ad0e41a2644a06e1063f2aeab095a48f ⁷some, edfel! http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/animated/emoticon-0100-smile.gif There's only one thing I'd like to see differently, and that's the distance betwe...
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Horizontal axis is time (not to scale), vertical axis appears to somehow correspond to elevation :) You should add a line for the sea. I remember trying to explain that particular xkcd to someone else. About the time I got to the point that I was saying "and twelve angry men...hahaha was just ...
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

I decree that all who feel like it shall advise me on a good book series to start once I have finished Anne McCaffrey's Pern series. In my view, popes have gotten all too polite lately. :twisted: Anyway: Huge list. Spoilered. ETA most anything by Vernor Vinge. And, 'cause I'm feeling particularly g...
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

I decree that all who feel like it shall advise me on a good book series to start once I have finished Anne McCaffrey's Pern series. Anyway: Huge list. Spoilered. <snip> The Tom Rynosseros series by Terry Dowling is absolutely first rate. Best read in order. They are hard to find, published in Aust...
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

It is a simple physical fact that every conceivable combination of occupations of quantum fields in 4D spacetime has a finite non-zero probability within the laws of physics, and that includes groups of bosons forming neural nets which encode the belief that library books are supposed to be empty. ...
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: HMS Ketchup

Series: Timothy Zahn's Conquerors trilogy. Book 1 comes across as an interesting "first contact" scenario between a "United Federation of Planets" type of humanity and a hostile alien race. Book 2 brilliantly switches POV to the aliens, one of the best bits of alien world-and-so...
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Yes, definitely looks like the waves are getting bigger, and throwing off the balance of some of the raft riders.
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, we didn't prove humans are not just overly complicated Turing machines. I don't know why *we* could wipe anything in this tree of possible futures. These "ridiculous" universes you describe are just really improbable ones, but that doesn't mean p=0. More that p=0.0000...1. There cou...
by b2bomberkrh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quick skim-ketchup before coma: At first, I thought the Helvetica Scenario means that all fonts in the world change to Helvetica. Which would be not nearly as scary as Comic Sans Scenario. :twisted: Also, have you people really started the discussion about infinities again? :) NO! Well, maybe kind ...
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:You sneaky yappo, you... :P
Red Hal wrote:The raft is ready
The desperate journey starts
We wait, breath bated.

The haiku return
A breath of fresh air within
An impatient Time



A sea returning,
Reclaiming my land and home.
Shall I raft away?
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

It is a simple physical fact that every conceivable combination of occupations of quantum fields in 4D spacetime has a finite non-zero probability within the laws of physics, and that includes groups of bosons forming neural nets which encode the belief that library books are supposed to be empty. ...
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

LOL. The only thread where you can be ninja'd by four pages. That comment made me LOL. It is funny how often I write a two-line comment, hit "submit", and have the forum software warn me that four new posts have been added since I started writing. However, since the forum software does wa...
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Random832 wrote:
taixzo wrote:ETA: Are we one person short?


Someone could easily be behind something, with as busy as the frame is.

I'm sure they would know if they're missing someone who was with this group.


Isn't Cueball the one who's missing? I don't see him anywhere, or is it just me?
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

RAFTBUILDONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/98da5ed6f0bdcfd8a75243f4d1c26f20ba1c1f342af2961585d1be1b2bba5a74.png Wait, why are they putting fabric on the side of it? A sail! A sail! Of course! That actually would explain how they can stay ahead of the sea! ...Any meteorologists here know which di...
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip>"Infinitely long" does not mean "contains every possibility". For example, the number 0.121121112111121111121111112... does not repeat, but doesn't contain every combination of numbers; it doesn't even contain a 3. Thank you! Once again an otter has helped me fix a glitch ...
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Here's an animation of the loading of the raft. (I left out the black “cut frame”, which turns out to have been completely useless – you barely notice any “cut”, except for the water level rising.) http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/raft7.gif It's much easier to see this way, it looks like the main things t...
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Given the recent ties between the OTC and the regular xkcd strip, do you think Cueball and the others are victims of the Helvetica Scenario? Hmmm, I guess it's unlikely since they do seem able to speak, see, eat, etc. In other news...I also hope that the strip continues for a while, but in the event...
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Strangely, Megan appears to have put down the map.
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

What's happening over on the left?
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/animated/emoticon-0136-giggle.gif You're right, Pforrest! The Sea did dry up! By the way, awe ful some manip, nsub1! I want a Monopoly: OTC edition! In OtherComic RELATED news, it appears GLR shares my hatred of mosquito sounds right by your ear: http://imgs....
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, you think Cueball's look is one of surprise at seeing their raft again, rather than horror at an approaching wave? Or maybe both?
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

lgw wrote:Hey! I think I can see my tent from here ... on top of that 40 foot tall wave crashing towards us!


Hey! I think I can see my cousin from here ... on top of that 40 foot tall wave crashing towards us!

I have such a bad feeling about this!
by b2bomberkrh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29410024

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thank you for pointing out the right frames, I had seen the reference to a dream, but was looking too far back to find it. I'd be surprised if rope coming up now was a coincidence.

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