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by january1may
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

Also, let me know: ⋅ Do all the characters in the last word of this post's title look like Beanish? ⋅ What about the first line of the post itself? ⋅ Regardless of the answer to the previous questions: What device, type of OS, and browser are you in? 1. Well, mostly - ...
by january1may
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

january1may I have had two questions for you ever since I first came across your early blitzposts. What does your name mean? And what is the first film that you particularly like? My username here (and in many other places), "january1may", is a shortened version of "January First-of-...
by january1may
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

And, as promised - here is my blitz report! A very long report for a very short segment :D I wonder if I'll get to the Present within this century... probably not by the end of 2018, anyway. JFOM Blitz Report 12 Progress: NP22/np76 I still like the idea of "cheating in an interesting way"....
by january1may
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

New BSTA, apparently... ... http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000191.png A creature is standing in front of a building. Today, the... What time is it, in the game, anyway? 97:45 or so left until next frame (I have no idea how much it was originally). Regular OTTing should probably commenc...
by january1may
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

In the meantime there are some blinkenlights. I was about to say "There are FOUR lights" ... but then I looked closely and realised that there really ARE five. I think. Well, six, actually. But the idea is the important thing. (Sorry, I just had to make that p*n. Hopefully my blitz contin...
by january1may
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

It's already Syzygy. It's apparently not yet Madness (much). Even if I only get through a NP or two todip (and it ultimately turned out to be more than that) - how can I miss the opportunity? I don't think I've ever blitzed in Syzygy. (...As I post this, there are only five shortpix left until Innoc...
by january1may
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whereas it is now the 27th of Advent (also known as the 22nd of March); and whereas the Timeniversary is thus now soon to be upon us (not that anyone appears to have noticed yet); and whereas this means the Furious Doodling will soon be too (as it had every yip so far); and whereas the Randall Exem...
by january1may
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

For my round-number post, I'm finally going to make a blitz report! :D But first, some replies to quotes... Hello! I'm an OTTer. I think. I've heard there's a list of OTTers on the wiki, and I'm not on that list, so maybe I'm not actually an OTTer. But I'm going to think I'm an OTTer anyway. that to...
by january1may
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hello! I'm an OTTer. I think. I've heard there's a list of OTTers on the wiki, and I'm not on that list, so maybe I'm not actually an OTTer. But I'm going to think I'm an OTTer anyway. (Is this a basement?) Anyway, I've been blitzing before, back in the last few mips of 0 A.T. (early Mystery to late...
by january1may
Tue May 19, 2015 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

[…] I even wanted to add English subtitles to it. Maybe some day. Why bother, when Google/YouTube has so helpfully captioned all of it for you, in Горчица Russian, which I can then request be m*starded even further translated on-the-fly into English!   Therefore, as duly appointed by no-one, and in...
by january1may
Mon May 11, 2015 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

There's probably much more I could've commented on (or even wanted to comment on) but didn't (though I hope I end up there on my blitz attempt eventually). With that in mind, on to my reply... All raptorcats are molpies. No raptorcat is molpish. Conclusion: Not all molpies are molpish. True or false...
by january1may
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

On @TheButton news: at 21:52 UTC, some lucky fellow got a 23. (Just noticed it on my current copy of the Monitor, and cross-checked on a different monitoring site running on a different computer.) The highest recorded is still 25, so (unless the connection is really screwy) that means someone got a ...
by january1may
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

The whole "Reddit Button" thing is nice, but the monitor is evil . So many pretty colorful moving lines. It feels more addictive than QO4B (and that's saying something). Also, it does not work properly with timer values of over three digits: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=4862...
by january1may
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

On the topic of Napoleon, there's a somewhat sad story... In the early 1790s, just before the French Revolution, a certain Lt.-Col. Buonaparte of Corsica wrote a letter to a Russian embassy on the subject of applying to the Russian army, under the (then-equivalent) Russian rank of Major. However, ar...
by january1may
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: She doesn't wear trousers

Now we get it. the trousers of time is a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy version of the many worlds interpretation. On important events the world duplicates and each copy goes down one pant leg of the trousers of time. One world the decision goes one way the other it goes the other way. These ...
by january1may
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

Came in to say: I've finally applied to the Hot Magentas (no, I refuse to use a word that has more letters than a Scrabble set, and in any case Hot Magenta appears to be closer... and even if it isn't, it's significantly funnier). I also finally made a signature, which I do not intend to backup (it ...
by january1may
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

*starting transmission from the past* Hello, I'm a blitzer. Right. The date in the Present is the 25th of Advent Yeah, that feels about right I'm blitzing through NP267 That should be it, yes and we're preparing for the Timeniversary. Not that I noticed, but yes, only a few dips left really. Also, ...
by january1may
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:29 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0132: "Hotter than Average"
Replies: 25
Views: 16675

Re: What-If 0132: "Hotter than Average"

When I first saw this comic there was significantly more content that has subsequently been removed. Randall references the paper "Climate change inferred from borehole temperatures" by Henry N. Pollack (available on umich.edu), and talks about it. Any idea why it was removed? I don't thi...
by january1may
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0132: "Hotter than Average"
Replies: 25
Views: 16675

Re: What-If 0132: "Hotter than Average"

Maybe the sign was trying to be even deeper than that. Perhaps it was trying to say that, in general, water is one of the substances that is hotter than the average of the temperature of all substances in the universe. Could that be true? Is water generally more likely to be warmed up than a random...
by january1may
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

IF POSTING YOU IS WR ONG , I DON'T WANT TO BE RIGHT - ongomome http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/ongoing/bftf-0664.png I'd highly recommend following the first commandment ...again. Oh, and for all the people complaining about coldness - here's the current weather forecast for my hometown n (in...
by january1may
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

New Othercomic.
Apparently it has to do with time (not to be confused with the OTC).

OTTification anyone?
by january1may
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

I tried to study German as a second foreign language at my university, but we only could find four people doing German in my year, and three of them decided to drop the second language classes less than a month later. I still tried to stay, but the teacher said that she wasn't going to teach for one...
by january1may
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

New Othercomic. IIRC, getting a spaceship to the atmosphere of Venus is actually slightly easier than getting a spaceship to the atmosphere of Mars. Getting a spaceship anywhere near the surface of Venus in such a way that it doesn't break down long before is a bit complicated, however. The hypothe...
by january1may
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

JFOM wants to say that xe didn't realize that it's been an entire yip since the last time the OTT had been collecting store banners... (There's only one around right now, apparently, but there's no reason why that wouldn't change later.) It had also been slightly over a yip since JFOM's first post i...
by january1may
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

I know it's different thread, but, well, they have a lot of the same audience, and I'm still trying to limit my posts in this subforum to the OTT... Philae wiggled! I think it's still settling down. Yah, in microgravity the definition of "landed" is a bit fuzzy. I think the surface of 67P ...
by january1may
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

DST **ded here a week ago too, but I use UTC for my forum timestamps anyway (don't really remember why).
by january1may
Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm planning to go there by train. ... AND by bicycle, right? C'mon, you have to bring the Balthabike! http://fora.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=42555 "I want to go to Donaueschingen myself by train; from Donaueschingen I am going to walk to Geisengen; from Geisengen I am going to take the tra...
by january1may
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0118: "Physical Salary"
Replies: 48
Views: 16170

Re: What-If 0118: "Physical Salary"

Over here in Russia, there are 1 kopek coins... at latest exchange rate, 0.023 of a US cent. (For a while, they were pretty much out of circulation - having last been minted in 2009 - but some were made again in 2014, so I can honestly consider them current money.) For someone working at American mi...
by january1may
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

In Russian, the word for "mole" (the unit) is the same as the word for "moth" (the insect), so pretty much ever since I originally saw that What-If, I was considering redoing all the calculations for a mole of moths... the results should be a lot more interesting IMHO, as moths a...
by january1may
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: CONSIDER THE ONGS OF THE BASEMENT

Since it's been a while since I checked it, I finished reading Nimona (previously linked from the OTT) a few minutes ago. *dries eyes* I've made a ketchup of it in the first few wips after it was linked originally, and since then tried to read each new strip as it came out. So I basically finished ...
by january1may
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:34 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0113: "Visit Every State"
Replies: 87
Views: 30980

Re: What-If 0113: "Visit Every State"

EDIT: Reworked the path somewhat. I realized that NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, CT, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, and OH can all be hit in sequence by one curve with a radius that never goes under 100 miles, so I reversed the loops. Added enough points to the line so that the actual curves taken will be less d...
by january1may
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

"The boxed sentence on the other side of this page is not a sentence" - Concrete Mathematics , p. 519 If you wonder, the other side of that page says "The boxed sentence on the other side of this page is not boxed" (p. 520). Fun facts about the recent WI: well, first of a...
by january1may
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

[Posted from the Mirror at Wed Sep 17, 2014 06:17 AM GMT]
Um, never tried posting through the ЯОЯЯІМ ТТО, and I'm not sure it works for blitzing :D
(and I think I spelled that all-caps name in all-Cyrillic...)

Spoiler:
I wonder if there's a Corinne in the ЯОЯЯІМ?
by january1may
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

Obsolete? I think you mean REDUNDANT ! Um... oops? Somewhat more seriously, there's also the mr0b travelogue, so the "obsolete" part was mostly fulfilled before my blitz had even started. And I actually forgot how much the OTTers like REDUNDANCY . (And I intended my blitz reports to be pr...
by january1may
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

In the NP1100s, when Cuegan were RUNning, the papacies got shifted up to thirteen positions forward. The papacy with the largest shift on the list is one by patzer, who might be the earliest confirmed pope* since the thread-starter thanks to a comment by Aluisio at the Time. His page-topping post, ...
by january1may
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: GLR IS "KETCHUPPING A MANIP"... IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

Happened to be yappocizing in my bed somewhere this side of Bulgaria, and just really wanted to reply... Mystery Memes I AM BEST {noun} , THE BEST {noun} EVER! I WILL NOT {verb} THIS {noun#1} — IT IS {noun#2, adjective or name} SCREAMING {noun or name#1}: {name#2} DOESN'T LIKE IT SOMETIMES YOU {...
by january1may
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

A few yips back, I invented a fractal that went m*stardy after a few iterations. No, seriously. (I call it "the fractal that doesn't exist".) Basically, it was supposed to be an alternate version of Levy C intended to avoid double points (and double lines) during iterating. Of course class...
by january1may
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 1190: "Time"

Um... I'm a basementee blitzer who'd recently mostly been a lurker, so presumably the current decree means I'm supposed to post? (Note: I'm talking of last NP's decree here - this one doesn't have any, luckily.) In other news, we've finally moved past my birthyip NP (actually, I've missed that momen...
by january1may
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:32 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0100: "WWII Films"
Replies: 43
Views: 30635

Re: What-If 0100: "WWII Films"

I'll ignore the Anglo-Zanzibar war for a while (it's probably the actualy winner simply because it's so ridiculously short) and consider what a theoretical war most likely to win this record (or at least second place after the Anglo-Zanzibarese) would be like: 1) it has to be short enough to be in t...
by january1may
Mon May 19, 2014 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106453
Views: 40903263

Re: 2w2d20np

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91011134/OTT/compiling.png For me, it's usually either "my textbook's downloading", "my e-book's charging", or "I'm waiting for a Facebook reply". (Okay, technically it's almost always VK reply, but VK is very obscure, and Facebook s...

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