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by smolloy
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51545136

Blitz pause

:(
Sadly real-life has got in the way of my blitz, and it will be quite some time (if ever) before I will be able to pick it up again. :( Apologies to all.
by smolloy
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

Interesting infographic: Shows number of forum posts for each TimeFrame/Newpix. The timeframes are scaled to outsider time so that they are doubly spaced after 242 when they started updating hourly. http://kieryn.com/xkcd-time/img/forum_activity.png Another awesome chart from Kieryn (P225)!
by smolloy
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

P223: YAY!!!! BlitzGirl's first post! Hi BlitzGirl! *waves* (Despondent note: When BlitzGirld first posted, she was approx. one third of the way through the thread. I'm only up to ~15% so far, and the thread is a "tad" longer than it was when she started... Alas, I came to this thread hund...
by smolloy
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just did an analysis of the average fluid level of the right-most 80 pixel columns since NP 191. There is some inaccuracy due to the floating point math i used, but it's close enough to visualize what's going on. http://kieryn.com/xkcd-time/img/water-level.png Edit: the h-scale is exaggerated by a ...
by smolloy
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

Apologies to all in the far future. I have taken a few days off to entertain some Outside visitors, but your normal service will be resumed shortly!
by smolloy
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> Theory: where they are standing is normally underwater, the river retreated a lot and exposed this wonderful sandbar that they are having fun on. the liquid to the right of the frame is a tide-pool like puddle left when the river retreated, though probably a bit stagnant and full of organic ...
by smolloy
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/9afac8bc8b182103a28f21b3a7e453d830102c3b4c8d31a0255669aafad0dca3.png It be an river!!! P213: This is great :) It feels (to me -- a time-traveller who knows the future) that this is the beginning of the story. This is the first revelation by the characters themse...
by smolloy
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

patzer wrote:<snip>I just noticed an off-by-one error
that that is 316 on Aubron's site is that that is 315 on explainxkcd. Anyone know why this happened?

P213: So, is this the beginning of the schism in the numbering of the panels?
by smolloy
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

WAIT. When did THE RECKONING end? but but but... now i'm used to reading in RECKONING-speak P211. Finally, I'm out the other side of the reckoning madness. It's a relief to be able to read everything, but there's a hint of sadness that it's finished. Nothing compared to what I know is coming in ~10...
by smolloy
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
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Re: 1190: "Tіme"

SBN wrote:
SBN wrote:
mscha wrote:І just tried it with а pair of red/blue 3D glasses. All it gives yo⁠u іs а headache.


ic reckon we need to change the green to blue, and try again.


How is mscha immune from the madness?


P208: This is a good question. mscha? Bribing the mods? :)
by smolloy
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

It took many long fortnight, or maybe many new longpix, but ic made it through æfre stake, now bringing my score regarding this entire needle-pulled thing to: Posts Read: 100% Posts Laughed at: 75% Posts ic'd wished ic'd been around to offer an reply to: 50% Posts ic'd wished ic'd made myself: 15% ...
by smolloy
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

P203 -- The first mention of BlitzGirl (outside of sigs)!!! It's a message thrown back in Time by an edit to a previous post. Very fun to see the imminent arrival of one so noteworthy! ... Edit: Quest progress: 149 out of 259 pages. Attack of the Trebuchet. NP 222. I have coma'ed twice since I last ...
by smolloy
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

P200 coincided with the one (heretical) week anniversary of Time (as well as being April Fools Day). A nice little coincidence, but it's not hard to notice that people seem to be disappointed that nothing "big" happened in the comic to mark this occasion. Just Megan building an ever higher...
by smolloy
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

(P193) So, it's bigcrag92's fault that so many of us have hats now! (This is the first mention of hats that I have come across.) *all flustered, fumbling around in her pockets, mumbling 'where did ic put that acceptance speech - - - ' * Uhhhh - - - Thank eow! And - - - ic accept! EDIT: Now, how do i...
by smolloy
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

P191: I wonder if there is any other example in the OTT of two newpix being posted in subsequent posts? Reaaaaal slow here at the moment! Getting real slow, when I can post two nup̈iẍ in a row now. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/a8e8828fe7cd30bee9b92c5c7ddf25d830a0c5f3c74c565a530fe26f6bbabc71.png
by smolloy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

P189: One of the first uses of "*ONG" to introduce a new newpix (note that there are many here in the deep-past who would burn me for the heresy of saying "new newpix" -- scary times!). BONG The nüpiks has arrived. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/80ca4e8f09fe81e69d0f21ea2a27a559...
by smolloy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Because HAL9000 still posts in the present (right?), I thought I'd repost his post from P188. This has gotta be the funniest post I have read so far. Or maybe it's time for bed. But anyway -- take a bow HAL9000!! Users browsing this forum: AluisioASG, AUS, bigcrag92, dangerous, gladiolas, HAL9000, K...
by smolloy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

So previously I wondered when the OTT would start to discuss length measurements based on the OTC, and it appears the answer is earlier than we might have thought -- P187! I find it quite humorous that someone whose innermost essence appears to be an futurist and speaks of efficiencies wields the im...
by smolloy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

P180. Looks like the switch to hourly (heretic?) updates wasn't as smooth as it could have been. I wonder if the various viewers out there took proper account of this effect? Did they save the double-posted-but-different newpix? It may be that my internet connection is slow enough to make it visible...
by smolloy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

P175: It's getting pretty clear to folk here at the sandcastle in the deep-past that something odd is happening with the water level... (A nice little bit of work from ChronosDragon!) Changes іn the past 36 newpіx¹. Green іs added, red іs removed. ¹: 24 Outside hours. 12 oldhours, 12 newhours. woll-...
by smolloy
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

After some fear that Time had ended (roughly P172), it would seem that we have entered the era when the relationship between newpix and heretical outside hours has doubled. Some people are annoyed, but most people are just glad that Time keeps rolling on :) WarpPix, LongPix, LeapPix, and DarkPix all...
by smolloy
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

This kid of crap, from P164 or so, is really getting on my nerves. Most posts at the moment (in the deep-past) are off-topic nonsense, and it's starting to get a little boring :( The posting be slowing, snap to wermen, stake more! I'm just going to post random youtube videos.. starting with the best...
by smolloy
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

P162! The arrival of the Chosen Viewer of Time! All hail the prophet Deplicator! (I wish my second post to this thread was quite as awesome as his!) I know a few people have done this already, but here is my version that lets you scroll through with the mouse wheel. geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/ ...
by smolloy
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Wow!
robxlii wrote:No, they mean Johnstown, the Pennsylvania community that was drowned by a massive flood caused by a dam failure. Right?

P156. Looking at the post-count, this guy probably never hung around long enough to see how close his little joke was!
by smolloy
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

154 pages, and now I understand the origin of "needle-pulled-thing". It's part of the Madness! :) I got fiendishly distracted by the Outside for roughly 48 fortnight only to return and find that the needle-pulled thing hath been renamed to something I have not a clue about, I tinnot read t...
by smolloy
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmmm.... Getting a little irritated with the posters here in the deep-past. They only post the new newpix every third or fourth time, which makes it difficult to follow them without switching back and forth to Geekwagon. It's a real pity that my Time-machine doesn't allow me to communicate with the ...
by smolloy
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

P151: Found it! The first use of the word "loopist"! People have been discussing the "loop" and "erosion/decay" theories for quite some Time now, but this is the first time that I have seen that word written explicitly. We've only made it to NP223 (Geekwagon), and think...
by smolloy
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

P146: I notice that people still discuss distance in units of metres (HERESY!!). Kinda strange, since I would have guessed that people would have started speculating on the size of the sandcastle by now, but I guess we just assume the height based on a "normal" height of our two heros. I w...
by smolloy
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

142 pages, and over 5000 posts about this comic (at the point I'm racing through in the deep-past), and this guy uses his first (and only) post to ask this:
chaoticlychaotic wrote:Does anybody have an archive of all the images released so far?


Apply palm to face as necessary...
by smolloy
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

P139: A wonderful example of the full power of the madness, and an explanation for mscha's response to it! I shall explain: Each frame of Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! be 1 Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! Frame. It be a static moment in Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!...
by smolloy
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

P136: It appears that the madness is getting a little much for people :( І'm outta here. A few juvenile delinquents have ruined it for the rest of us. It's interesting -- to me -- that the madness is only visible when quoted or when it appears in the title of each post. It seems that the forum softw...
by smolloy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just crossed 10% in the amount of the thread I have blitzed :mrgreen:
That is, unless you guys go past page 1340 while I coma!

Please insert my usual request for PMs if I am being too spammy, or if I should just quit posting. :)
by smolloy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

P132: Wow, within just minutes of the frame appearing, this guy figured out that someone was firing a trebuchet! (Is "firing" the right verb for trebuchet use?) hwæt be that? be it a bird, be it a plane? No it's a trebuchet rock! The demands of the masses have been heard! Also, note the ef...
by smolloy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

P129: First mention of a pope. Oh, and the madness is starting, and folk are getting annoyed... octapix I'm checking the wiki to see what I might have missed and it looks like something else has been decided out of the realm of influence of this set of time. Initiates of Time? That's just la...
by smolloy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

124 pages before someone first mentions chirping. :) I'm half scared to venture into the other parts of the forum just because of my signature... "Oh, she's one of THOSE crazy people." I think everyone's in this thread anyway so all you'd see is a gif of tumbleweeds blowing across your scr...
by smolloy
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

P120: I've noticed that people seem to go a little crazy back here in the deep-past when GLR (not yet referred to as such) drags things out. At the moment it's taking Cueball forever to build the central part of the sandcastle, and we are starting to get stuff like this: In my delvings into Lovecraf...
by smolloy
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

Holy crap! All the way back on P107, AussieJono called the location! There are some tideless oceans. I don't know much about them, though. I believe the Mediterranean is virtually non-tidal. A quick check on Wikipedia reveals Being nearly landlocked affects conditions in the Mediterranean Sea: for i...
by smolloy
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

It took 103 pages, but now I finally understand why you guys (in the present) use that word... I wonder if the flags are made out of sand. They can't be: we saw Megan carrying them around in 163. But they could be made of ice...... :twisted: I just want it to be clear that I am a Sandist. I do n...
by smolloy
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
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Re: 1190: "Time"

P98: So what did she get in her mouth, Salt water, sand, or semen? Or bacon? A sea of bacon ? How do I get to this magical place? HOW DO I GET THERE!? On the other hand, a sea of semen...ewww. :shock: You have to swim through the sea of semen to reach the sea of bacon Bluerch. The deep-past is an i...
by smolloy
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51545136

Re: 1190: "Time"

airdrik's sig wrote:@smolloy: do not dispair, this thread will keep going for quite some time (though it may be slowing down a bit, but that will only help with your noble blitz-quest). Blitz well, friend; we look forward to your arrival in the present!


Many thanks airdrik. Many thanks! (P101)

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