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by nickjbor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 138454

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

My understanding is that defining 4.5deg as one IAU comes from knowing the average temperatures during the last ice age, -4IAU=snowball because that was the temperature then, and +2IAU=Cretaceous because that was the temperature then. Palms at the poles and +200m sea levels are not predictions, the...
by nickjbor
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 138454

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Two things. 1 - I believe Global warming is happening. 2 - Given that many people do not, why were no citations provided? Frankly the claim seems a bit extreme. The graphic is also misleading in that it uses artificial IAU's and not degrees, implying thus that if we go "up by 1" we are all...
by nickjbor
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 70350

Re: 1350: Lorenz

Dang. With Chrome it works; if it's not working 100% for either firefox or IE it would explain why nobody else started the thread before I did!
by nickjbor
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 70350

Re: 1350: Lorenz

emeraldemon wrote:Sometimes I click an option, but no text appears in de box. A bug?


I think he's actively working behind the scenes on it. If you submit something interesting, he adds it as a future/additional option to the comic!
by nickjbor
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 70350

Re: 1350: Lorenz

I wonder if this will become "Time 2: interactive"
by nickjbor
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 178
Views: 70350

1350: "Lorenz"

http://i.imgur.com/ZnHPGct.png uploaded image of comic at start link to comic: http://xkcd.com/1350/ (non image) hidden text: Every choice, no matter how small, begins a new story. This is the image that is actually linked to in the source code: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/shouldnt_be_hard.png This...
by nickjbor
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8eb156cce408df8bb83528382d6a2aa2ce6c74f3c573fd12b058cd1c56420672.png Title Text: Wait for it. I have no patience for entropy. [The eternal journey continues even after the end of Time, since it seems like the essential idea of this epic comic of comics is that while...
by nickjbor
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've given it a while to sink in but I can't shake the feeling that somehow I've been betrayed. I don't see 'the end' as a natural ending point and feel like I was strung along though this entire project.
by nickjbor
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1244: "Six Words"
Replies: 24
Views: 13677

Re: 1233: "Six Words"

Kerbal Space Program (KSP) has an official twitch where they stream once a day, if anyone is curious about learning more about this game.

I personally recommend watching a streamer named EJ_SA (who is streaming live if anyone is online right now) as he has some of the coolest KSP rockets around
by nickjbor
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

Holy geeze, take a day or two off to start a new addiciton and look what I miss!

Spoiler:
to a PC game, not drugs you sillies
by nickjbor
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

so where are they?

My thoughts:

Geekwagon 2997 = 1681
3001 = 1584

?
by nickjbor
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

I wonder if the last "scenery walk" matched up with the last weekend or not? Might give us an idea when the "excitement" will return?
by nickjbor
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

Happy 44th anniversary of the moon landONG
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by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm not completely convinced that language structure, spelling, pronunciation, and grammar are changing more slowly as technology advances. I could be totally wrong, but my intuition is that when the world is changing rapidly as it is now, languages should also tend to change at a relatively fast p...
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

Good catch. How did you even see that? Geekwagon doesn't show any difference from the first frame the windows stabilized: http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/?frame=2920&framediff=2863 Uhm, on my screen it DOES show the change of the "eyes" pretty clearly...? That's what I get for ...
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

WE ARE (TEACHERS)(LEARNERS)(SCIENTSTS) THIS FORTRESS SWARMS WITH (TEACHERS)(LEARNERS)(SCIENTISTS) AND I AM THEIR LEADER (RULER) I guess that means the words for teacher, student and scientist are the same in Beanish? Interesting, it says a lot about their culture if they don't make a distinction be...
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

Was I the only one who heard "dun DUN DUNNNN!!!" at that last line?
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

SinusPi wrote:Transliteration updated with map squiggles.

Image

Image

curious if there are any matches
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

LoonieSpace wrote:Given that a draining of the Mediterranean would inevitably lead to a mixing of peoples on both sides, anyone want to take a stab and see if the Beanish language is some version of French written in modified Arabic?

Or just Arabic perhaps?
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

edfel wrote:Well, that was an exciting discovery tonight...but it's molydown time for me.

Baobabs on the floor of the Mediterranean.... wow

Are you the fellow who runs the map
uh, do you need some help 'updating' it :P I got free time.
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

BytEfLUSh wrote:This is not fun anymore...


It just GOT fun! :mrgreen:
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

Someguy945 wrote:With this newfound (or newconfirmed) knowledge, what real language are the Beanish likely speaking?

French I say, but the word for Water in French is only 3 letters long; same with Lake.
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

According to the alignment posted before, they have traveled some 180 km along the coast, and 210km as birds fly to the fortress (definitely If Castle) 180km in 4 days makes 45km/day, which is really possible on flat ground with very little weight to bear. 210km uphill would take maybe 6 days, whic...
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: MOLPY DOWN! (Niclep, not me.)

Sea levelONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/53c2127e111b2f22f3ae9a3d52bb77e5865b8391b311313b9f78de6f8e92e345.png Or alternatively "there's ItalONG" This would place our current location right about here http://goo.gl/maps/vtkgR somewhere ETA Papal Decree: I'm Teddy! Not Nickjbor!
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whoa. :shock: I honestly don't know if this is any more helpful, but at least it's more colorful: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37875 http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37876 Probably not accurate, as I was only tracing over the existing lines. The image on the right is the o...
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

If they are in France, what does that imply for our astronomical predictions? If we have a longitude, can we work out an exact date and time? (And then train our descendants to pass on the message so there is a meetup there 11,000 years in the future?) And by that time our language will have evolve...
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

What evidence do we have that this is the future VS evidence that this is the past? Astronomical. The proper motion of the stars is wrong for any time in the past. We can measure movements of stars. We know that, for instance, two stars are moving apart. If it was in the past, those stars would be ...
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

What evidence do we have that this is the future VS evidence that this is the past?
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, based on the excellent map-matching skills, it looks like they've walked, um, maybe 300-500 km? (Since we don't know exactly where on the coast of the dried-up-Med they started, it's hard to judge exactly.....) Does this seem plausible? How fast can they walk do you think? I want to know when t...
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

Awesome!

BTW I've wanted to ask for months. WTF is a molpy?
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've been following from day 1 BTW, I just have not had much to say until now.
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is Beanish French then? Anyone know the language want to take a crack at what we know?

Also, seems this happened 5.33 million years ago, were there even humans back then?
by nickjbor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106551
Views: 41708804

Re: 1190: "Time"

slinches wrote:Nice mappONG
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by nickjbor
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1205: "Is It Worth the Time?"
Replies: 76
Views: 24905

Re: 1205: "Is It Worth the Time?"

I don't understand how this chat works at all.

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so if I make a task I do 50 times a day more efficient, I save 1 day in a second? no. so I save 1 second a day? wait no that don't make sense either. huh?
by nickjbor
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: (All) Possible Methods of FTL
Replies: 19
Views: 8236

Re: (All) Possible Methods of FTL

My universe is actually going to have all the FTL methods. Combinations will allow for faster speed. For example, the jump-jump-jump wormhole thing will be a coaxial drive that could get you a certain speed (lets say 30C for argument) while the "pull on a tachyon" drive might be able to ge...
by nickjbor
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: (All) Possible Methods of FTL
Replies: 19
Views: 8236

Re: (All) Possible Methods of FTL

I've added Variable Speed

Quantum Entanglement is also good. Thank you.
by nickjbor
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: (All) Possible Methods of FTL
Replies: 19
Views: 8236

(All) Possible Methods of FTL

I'm looking for a list of all the possible methods of FTL. Here is what I have so far: Warp Drive Works by "bending" space Tachyons Or other FTL particles, if you could somehow "grab" on to them. Wormholes Creating and using wormholes one after another ("machine gun warp dri...
by nickjbor
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Planet Eating Star - long term outlook
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

Planet Eating Star - long term outlook

Lets presume that far in the future, our future's answer Internet trolls entertain themselves by hurling planets into stars. I'm curious about a few things. I'm presuming if a star - like our sun - were to gobble up a small planet - like earth - there would really be no difference, and people would ...
by nickjbor
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about a Dyson Sphere
Replies: 19
Views: 4104

Re: Question about a Dyson Sphere

I'm actually not curious if it would work using current science and gravity understanding. I'm convinced the only way it would work is if we find a way to manipulate gravity and am thus not interested in current gravity understanding.

I'm just wondering if my numbers are correct?
by nickjbor
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about a Dyson Sphere
Replies: 19
Views: 4104

Re: Question about a Dyson Sphere

Also, something about luminosity and square roots, and if I understand, using the most luminous star, the Dyson Sphere would be about 5,000 AU large, multiply the 1.66, and produce a surface area of... 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 KM squared or 200,000,000,000,000,000 the size of the earth's su...

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