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by hunjoh
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Even is this is the end of Time (part 1) it is not the end of the OTT! This gives us (heretic) time to study Time even more! Finish the OTVO? Rule out the few other dates in the milllena surrounding 13000s? Solving beanietalk? Finding out where they are now? In other words, there's plenty to do! Ti...
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And, you know... the biggest question of all, at least for me: Why was it called "Time"? Was that a simple way of making sure people cottoned on to the fact that the frame would change? I expected something different. Metaphor, theme, allusion... just.. not nothing. I mean, it was a great...
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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

Well... That seems final.

Randall, thank you for an amazing experience.
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

neopifex wrote:LeavONG
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This fills me with foreboding. Bye-bye raft!
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Why have several people talked about them being nomads, or having a nomadic existence? I have seen a lot of evidence that the opposite in fact is true. They feel more to me like some of the tribes of Papua New Guinea that have been found relatively recently tucked into a quiet valley with almost no...
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Then, when the raft is equipped with the yurts and starts to float away, the water is full of trees and stuff floating along and past them. And some huge trees. They can't possibly have been washed down all the way from Gibraltar. Or can they? Yep, that's my guess. In my imagination an entire fores...
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Looks like everyone is bedding down for the night...
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Mini-ketchup: The food question has bothered me ever since The Fading. If you have some clue about wilderness survival, and are stuck in the wilderness long term, starvation is the most likely way to die. I'm sure Cuegan took some provisions when they set out, but you just can't carry that ...
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

jjjdavidson wrote:Somebody should be thirsty by now; in fact, in my experience there should be at least one little kid per newpix wanting a drink.

Nah, they're desert kids. They're tough. :)
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The food question has bothered me ever since The Fading. If you have some clue about wilderness survival, and are stuck in the wilderness long term, starvation is the most likely way to die. I'm sure Cuegan took some provisions when they set out, but you just can't carry that much (and foraging for...
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The western abyssal plains will flood quickly, but things will slow after that, because there will be more and more surface to fill for every rise in elevation and because the speed of the flood will slow as the height differential between the Atlantic and the Med surface decreases. Once the sedime...
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

[On another topic: Hygene while at sea. When you have to "go" you "go" over the side of the boat. Thus it has always been on small boats. Done it myself. On a sailboat, you use the leeward side of the bows as the sail provides a bit of privacy from the rest of the crew. Bigger b...
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, we've got time now, let's strip the whole camp.... They're up in the hills, now; they're some distance away from the camp. But they could easily have broken down one or more yurts during the frantic-building-blackout phase. OK... couldn't quite tell. So they're stuck in the hills until the wa...
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:GLR tired of drawONG so many stick figures?
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SettlONG in....
by hunjoh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Word play

A question to the English majors. Does this have a name? Some changes this newpix: The waves seem to be getting more seaish. That's rather... apt. Water you talking aboat? I don't sea anything wrong with... You water be ashamed of yourself. Well, you otter be ashamed of yourself, too! Malap...
by hunjoh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Still ... hmm. On my viewer it went from "...." to "..." Extrapolating from these 2 data points... (#605) I figured out some of the maps. If the sea is here, we're already cut off. There's nowhere left to run to. We're going to have to ride it out. I am reading that as they were...
by hunjoh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Steve Ward replied to my email about the possibilities of a tsunami-like wave at the site of Cuegan's village. (Yes, I sent him a copy of the map.. :) ) > would the increase in depth be steady as a function of time or would there be inertial surges and "tsunami-ish" effects? I'm not sure w...
by hunjoh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I just noticed that in the most recent frame they said "sand". Is someone referring to the remains of the castle or something else? Does this settle the discussion of the castle building material?
by hunjoh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm a little doubting over the possibility to build a raft carrying 20 persons and luggage from the stuff in a nomad camp, not even using the rods from the tent, but maybe the hillbullies were generous with their garbage. Hopefully the gang in the hillbullie-hills can build their own raft. If you l...
by hunjoh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

SBN wrote:
Spoiler:
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I wonder if the managed to scavenge anything interesting from the hill people?
by hunjoh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The Great Hall is astonishingly empty. No chairs, no pews. No pictures. No machines yes . yes See here: http://cdn.fotocommunity.com/photos/6226748.jpg {P1112} That's a splendid photograph. Whoever took it, we'll done. I kinda feel like a nerd because I immediately knew what building this is. http:...
by hunjoh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

k.bookbinder wrote:I think the trees are flotsam from the rising tide, washed in from other areas (not necessarily from their basin).

Perhaps scoured from the forests below the Straight of Gibraltar, or the materials the Beanies used to try to shore up the dam......
by hunjoh
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Image

Kind of reminds me of this without the livestock...
by hunjoh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

To me the arrival of LaPetit was the crowning moment of awesome for Time. But now I'm sad: all the Chekov's guns have been fired. All the mysteries have been revealed. Now it just plays out and wraps up. Ummm.... The book of maps. There has got to be something more in there or Megan would have just...
by hunjoh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Behind again, so blindposting. My my. I think we may need two editions of pieces. OK, so how about this list: Squirpy Raft Dildunnerang Beanie Flag Trebuchet Castle Bucket That's a lot of things from the early period of the OTC when the Monomolpy board has almost every era on it. Perhaps get rid of...
by hunjoh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Tatiana wrote:Lucky absolutely needs to be one of the pieces of the game! I would suggest that we can have as many pieces as we like in our game, so long as one of them is Lucky.

Unthwap!!!

I'll second the WOWtree.....
by hunjoh
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

taixzo wrote:A thought just occurred to me: Right now, the water's very saline. As the ocean flows in, this will cease to be the case. Will their raft still float?

No, they have commented that the water is "fresh". I would expect the flood water to float over the much denser brine.
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

hunjoh wrote:"He..." is now "She..."

The image has updated 3 or 4 times in the last 10 minutes or so. I just noticed that "He" has changed to "She".
Has anybody else notice any other changes?
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

"He..." is now "She..."
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

content removed because i cannot post links. :( I don't know. From watching the video it seems to me that you would need to enlarge the opening by at least a couple orders of magnitude to make the water in the basin slosh around. In this video the scale is too large for the 100m waves to be vis...
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

content removed because i cannot post links. :( I don't know. From watching the video it seems to me that you would need to enlarge the opening by at least a couple orders of magnitude to make the water in the basin slosh around. In this video the scale is too large for the 100m waves to be vis...
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction (ninja'd by the ONG, but still valid): they find most of the forty. However, for one reason or other, there are three or four that either are unaccounted for, or cannot travel. How much extra time will they take to either search for the missing ones, or to (for example) build a sedan cha...
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction (ninja'd by the ONG, but still valid): they find most of the forty. However, for one reason or other, there are three or four that either are unaccounted for, or cannot travel. How much extra time will they take to either search for the missing ones, or to (for example) build a sedan cha...
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Random musings

The Gibraltar gap is NOT A BATHTUB and NOT A RIVER. It is shorter than a river, much wider, and much deeper, and the basins it connects are vastly larger than bathtubs and lakes. The Mediterranean is an average of 1.5 kilometers deep, not 500 ft = 0.15 kilometers deep ; let's assume that is a t...
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A simple upper estimate would be twice the salinity of the Atlantic. If one started with normal seawater, evaporated most of the water but still have all of the salt in solution, you would have a Med's worth of salt. Then add the Atlantic back in and you'd have twice the salinity. In realit...
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A simple upper estimate would be twice the salinity of the Atlantic. If one started with normal seawater, evaporated most of the water but still have all of the salt in solution, you would have a Med's worth of salt. Then add the Atlantic back in and you'd have twice the salinity. In reality, I thi...
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Deleted accidental double post - oops..
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Damn meetings. I am glad to see that Cuegan are not in immediate danger. Good call to all the OTTers that predicted his surprise at the decreased salinity and buoyancy of the water. OK, so someone with more brains than I, figure out what the salinity of the new Mediterranean would be if we had Dead...
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

There are, even today, pockets of dense hypersaline brine on the floor of the Mediterranean that hold 365 g/l of salts. That is sooo cool. I doubt it they could be remnants of the ancient sea millions of years later. My guess would be that it is some of the salt deposits dissolving. The total salt ...
by hunjoh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Considering the impending disaster and the way they fled from the Château d'If, their exchanges since appear to be a very odd mix of sombre talk and light-hearted banter as though they were on a nice country ramble. They don't appear to be afraid for their own survival or - in what they say, anyway...

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