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by Gedeon
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:
runetrantor wrote:Again, hoping for a JK, because when I saw another frame after the THE END, I guessed it wold do a fade out like the castle after hey left...

The fade might still be coming...the first Fading took a long Time...


Or maybe the Sea will fill the frame?
by Gedeon
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Well, I'm really glad I shared the journey with you lads, lurking and posting a bit :)
by Gedeon
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

The poles should work well enough for directional maneuvering, since they should be riding the leading edge of the rising sea. Should we not be expecting some indication of directional change? Are the survivors in the hill in the same direction that Cuegan came from, or perpendicular to their route...
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

In case things start speeding up, do any of the scripts save backups every minute? We don't want to miss some... Knowing how dedicated OTT is, I would assume so, just checking. But of course. If I'm not mistaken, mscha runs a script that directly gets images from auto-updating javascript. Mscha is ...
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
So Chrome is the only one paying attention to the specified gamma, but even without a specified gamma, there are two different interpretations of the color: #535353 and #696969.


What does the Photoshop/otherimageeditor say? I don't have it here right by me to check.
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

Has anyone else noted the mouseover text? It says, "RUN." Oh, and there's Javascript! And, that's weird, I think the image just changed on xkcd.com/1190. All by itself! Didn't anyone notice??/? Don't panic. I think it might update on a regular basis... has anyone saved it??? WILD GUESS: a...
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

DangerONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png I take this to mean the Forty are a scavenging tribe. If they were constantly on the move, it's no wonder the Beanies didn't find them to warn them of the flood. Depending on their behaviour, I might understand why the hill people weren't quite fond of...
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

DangerONG

Image

It seems like Cueganites are not much versed in making stuff.

EDIT: URL fixed. I don't know how on Earth it got borked in the first place.
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The only logical conclusion is OH MY GOD, THEY'RE GOING TO DIE, THEY DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH THE SALINITY MUST HAVE CHANGED. THEY'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO SWIM IN IT! THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT SWIMMING IS, THE ONLY KNOW HOW TO FLOAT! THEY'RE NOT EVEN AFRAID OF THE SEA! THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD ONLY LOSE THEI...
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

Speculation based, I hope, on evidence from the OTC and what we know historically. GLR seems to have settled on an intermediate scenario with more gentle inflows, at least in the short term. This might be because the blockage hasn't completely given way yet. The beanies probably don't have an accur...
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

SafeONG

Image
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

But all this raises a question. Megan talks of sand, and it does seem unlikely they'd be lounging casual-like on a salt beach. But the Mediterranean floor is evaporites, maybe several km thick. Where did the sand come from? Not a rhetorical question -- we can speculate. Could it have blown there, o...
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

Actually mscha is m scha..., pronounced em sga with some kind of Dutch hard g sound "which is pretty much impossible to do for anyone who isn't Dutch" . Thanks for the info, been wondering about that for some time, but never had the curage to ask (or time to search if the answer was alrea...
by Gedeon
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: It's a boy, if anybody who cares somehow doesn't yet kno

Notice that this tower, like cuegan's sancastle structure, lacks the beanish cross bracing. I'd assume a second set of poles behind these, and assume the same for cuegan's, even if we didn't see them erected. Artistic license/2.5d world/mustard or whatever, at that point in the story it didn't matt...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

Like so? Empire State BuildONG http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38212&sid=7cfa967b47d6bab8453f4d3e4f4ca9b5 [spoiler] cf5f3c936208acee81d5a0d5a6cc4218f4343d4f7025bea1f55cfb25713835235.png Ok, my heart wasn't really in that one.. and yes, a replica Empire State Building i...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

What the ch*rp is going on with the OTT today? Newbies are always welcome here, but they seem to have taken over, ignoring our conventions, refusing to read the wiki, linking to heretic wikis, asking questions that have been answered over and over again, etc. I feel like a stranger here. I'm outta ...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

PlatformONG

Image

EDIT: It seems to be hillpeoplish in origin, not beanish.
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

Damn, svenman is closer than me... Stuttgart, I presume? Karlsruhe, actually, but close enough. :-) Your location seems to be somewhere slightly east of Zagreb? Varaždin, Croatia, 60 km NNE of Zagreb... as much as Karlsruhe is distant from Stuttgart :mrgreen: But right now I'm in Essen, 910 km from...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

jazz14456 wrote:Svenman posted that as I was writing my post..... thats hilarious if noone has thought of this before him.
Reminds me of http://xkcd.com/626/


There were numerous posts speculating that...

Damn, svenman is closer than me... Stuttgart, I presume?
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

Not completly related, but here is a nicely-frightening article with lots of pictures illustrating the power of water... when the turbine fails.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/09/the_sayanoshushenskaya_dam_acc.html
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: Squeezing the bottle to get the last bits out

Some power dams do, in fact, pump water back uphill in the nighttime when power is cheap and release it during the day when power is expensive. It is economically efficient, but not from a physics standpoint. More importantly, the turbines can be started up in seconds to respond to power spikes tha...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The historic popularity of the Madacascar theory is probably the reason behind continued references to it. It's nearing 6 am...the prospect of a coma is drawing ever closer. Yeah, I guess that's it. But no wonder baobabs are there, it's quite dry and hot in the basin-ideal climate for baobabs. 2:30...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
Views: 53263772

Re: 1190: "Time"

The flora and fauna seem even more strange since now we know where they are located. I wonder if they all migrated from Madagasca :D . Maybe They were introduced by people because they were the only thing that could survive in the newly created environment. :( Must coma now but... happy page 1190!....
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I haven't seen a (medical) discussion about the miracle ointment which healed Megan's leg. Any medical experts here what is could've been? Is it futuristic advancement? Nano-bots? Will the ointment, which could be named Wolverinium, cause problems down the road? Is she already a cyborg? It's a loca...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1241: "Annoying Ringtone Champion"
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Re: 1241: "Annoying Ringtone Champion"

With a good speaker, 194 dB would require 21,000,000,000 watts. That's 10 times more power than you need for a flux capacitor. Not to mention you really wouldn't percieve this as a sound, more like awful pain of your ear being torn apart. Oh, and that's probably the last thing you'd "hear"...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I guess that was a rhetorical "Um...". I like that Megan is pondering stealing a guide on how to build a telescope, not a telescope itself :) I'm sure the Beanies would be happy to share that information with them. There's something so very convincing about our everyday lives, or somethin...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Sorry. I thought you were being snarky, not serious. I think that your design has less than 0% efficiency. You are really trying to pump the salty water uphill, in effect, using for power the less saline water falling downhill on the input side. This would seem to be impossible without additional p...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Darn, i think we have a problem! The inflow of Rhone (the pretty neat river) is westerly to Chateau d'If! That means, if they had come from west they should've crossed it to get to the castle! Either the castle is not Chateau d'If, Rhone has drastically changed course, or they came from the east.
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Like I said, if the ocean starts to rise and the rest of the world says "aww fuck it"... what else should we do? The Med is much more sensitive in this regard, because cities are very close to sea-level (about a meter above or less). Erm... So is New York. Most of Bangladesh, Much of Nort...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

OK, let's say we build a dam accross the shallowest point. We leave dozens of large cylindrical holes on the bottom, fitted with pumps (reverse-turbines). They are mechanically connected with a long shaft to turbines at sea leves. These turbines are driven by inflow of ocean water due to sea level ...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The pressure difference will be small. We started off this conversation trying to create a pressure differential equal to 2 meters of sea water. 10 meters of water is about an atmosphere, so we are talking 1/5 of atmospheric pressure. Also, I think that we mostly only need part of the siphon that g...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107481
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wouldn't it be sufficient to have sufficiently leak-free and incompressible big pipes laid on the sea bottom which have their ends at 1000 m depth on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic side? Pressure differential should take care of the rest, even if the pipes rise to a mere 280 m depth to cross th...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

That could actually work. Think of it as an engine. The power/heat source is the sun, which causes evaporation of the med, increasing it's salinity as a byproduct. We convert this thermal energy to mechanical energy by taking advantage of the salinity difference. Horribly inefficient, by at this sc...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Wouldn't it be sufficient to have sufficiently leak-free and incompressible big pipes laid on the sea bottom which have their ends at 1000 m depth on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic side? Pressure differential should take care of the rest, even if the pipes rise to a mere 280 m depth to cross th...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Ah, so you have to put it below the point at which the pressure's are equal. Then you get outflow. So, if I look at Google Earth, it looks like your tunnel needs to be more than 1km down and over 50 km long. Maybe considerably more. (Width of the Straits at that depth). Am I getting it now? Yes... ...
by Gedeon
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I must admit I obviously haven't. Both in- and outflow of water from and to the Atlantic would have to be under control in order to manage Mediterranean sea level. As for the whales, maybe they can be trained to act like ships and use the locks? Just kidding. Anyway, I wasn't trying to argue that s...
by Gedeon
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I have just made some calculations... you would have to bore the outflow tunnel at rougly 1 km below surface to get below pressure equality, so that the salinity of Med stays the same, in case of a 2 m ocean increase. Crazy project indeed. :mrgreen: Yes, well, if it is just an open bore hole, what ...
by Gedeon
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I have just made some calculations... you would have to bore the outflow tunnel at rougly 1 km below surface to get below pressure equality, so that the salinity of Med stays the same, in case of a 2 m ocean increase.

Crazy project indeed. :mrgreen:
by Gedeon
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And how will you convince this outflow to flow from a lower into a higher basin? http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/animated/emoticon-0110-tongueout.gif You'll need to use a lot of energy to do this, and certainly won't gain any. Interestingly, (simple) physics doesn`t always apply. Suez canal...
by Gedeon
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Down ONG down we go http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/c814757fbe85f13be1b218053194c933782d2dba54c30fb91f74a73a0bd63484.png Edit ninja'd Wow, that didn't take them long to get down did it? Now to figure out where this is! Edit 2 Wait. This is The Long Night Tree!!!!!! Yes it is.

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