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by Arky
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How free do you want your Free Speak?
Replies: 83
Views: 20093

Re: How free do you want your Free Speak?

It's a difficult question. On the one hand, I totally support freedom of speech including political speech and including political speech I completely disagree with. I totally support no censorship, including of the media. Every tyrant begins by clamping down on those two things. However: I also thi...
by Arky
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

The OTT is the greatest thing to happen on the internet in forever! Why would the mods want to step in and stop it from happening again? That's terrible! Let me put it another way - Why would we want OTT confined to one thread when we have an entire forum? Having quickly read a fair chunk of the Mo...
by Arky
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well.... What should have happened is that, when the various ... molpy..? language bits got added in, and the conversation started shifting more towards the phenomenon happening in the thread (and little personal conversations and so on cropping up) a mod should have stepped in with a "Hey, kn...
by Arky
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 114717

Re: 1446: "Landing"

sdnelso2 wrote:
geekguyandy wrote:There's a media briefing expected in just a few minutes, though it was already delayed by 30min once.

http://new.livestream.com/ESA/cometlanding

Well, light only travels so quickly.


Damn lazy light. What a slowcoach. Refuses to ever increase speed.
by Arky
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 114717

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Had to finally go to sleep last night around about page 13, with Philae bravely approaching the comet after the Worried Era, so very psyched to wake up this morning and ketchup the thread and the news, and both are good. Wish I could have been here live for it all!
by Arky
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 114717

Re: 1446: "???"

taixzo wrote:We are go for separation!

Image


Totally livedrawing it.
by Arky
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 114717

Re: 1446: "???"

This is probably the most Time-y comic since Time, so we're quite excited about it. I wonder if the OTR drew this one in advance, or if he is livedrawing it along with the landing. If the latter, well, it just got a "go" on the fourth go/no-go call so he's not going to end up drawing a fr...
by Arky
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 114717

Re: 1446: "???"

The number of posters showing up here with "Time" related signatures is, of course, neat (but then, I too haven't really posted much since "Time", except for occasional ducks into the OTT, so I shouldn't be surprised).
by Arky
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 114717

Re: 1446: "???"

Getting in early on the new One True Thread.

I am not sure whether it should be called the Two True Thread or the Too True Thread.
by Arky
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 27071

Re: Phoenix?

brazzy wrote:Wait - people in Phoenix buy shoes more often than they use condoms?


I noticed that one too. I don't know whether it means people in Phoenix are shoe-obsessed, people in Phoenix don't have sex much, or people in Phoenix don't have safe sex (or use other means of contraception).
by Arky
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

All this time and Time is still one of my most viewed pages on every computer, device and browser I use. Heh.

I was reminded to come back to the OTT after seeing the alt-text on the final picture of the current What If!

How's everyone doing?
by Arky
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:36 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0068: "Little Planet"
Replies: 70
Views: 11791

Re: What-If 0068: "Little Planet"

I never thought to see an NBA joke in XKCD, even in the alt-text to a What If. Well played!
by Arky
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1266: "Halting Problem"
Replies: 83
Views: 15260

Re: 1266: "Halting Problem"

For those who aren't as nerdy as some of you, here's the Wikipedia definition of the Halting Problem: In computability theory, the halting problem can be stated as follows: "Given a description of an arbitrary computer program, decide whether the program finishes running or continues to run fo...
by Arky
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 28608

Re: 1256: "Questions"

Whizbang wrote:
Jorpho wrote:I like how the comic neatly captures a certain existential despair. There are only questions, questions shouted every which way, always questions, and never answers.


What do you see when you look at this:
rorschach-test.jpg


A happy bearded man.
by Arky
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1256: "Questions"
Replies: 215
Views: 28608

Re: 1256: "Questions"

"Why is there kicking in my stomach" might just be the best one.

It's not quite "how is babby formed?" but it's close.

I am stunned, stunned, that there is no raptor question that I noticed.
by Arky
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Every time a new othercomic comes up now, I'm tempted to post "Hey, did you notice the Javascript?" so people will go look.

And then hope that one day there WILL actually be Javascript again.
by Arky
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"
Replies: 70
Views: 26101

Re: 1247: "The Mother of All Suspicious Files"

It's kind of a shame that IP address doesn't redirect to an Easter Egg. Ah well.
by Arky
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Apologies if this has already been relayed to the OTT and I missed it, but Wired has an article up with some quotes from the GTR himself (among other things confirming the Antares supernova and confirming how hard to crack Beanish is meant to be). http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/08/xkcd-time-com...
by Arky
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just saw the blag post (thanks to people here for mentioning it). It appears my estimates of how much time Time was taking the GLR on average, towards the end, were well short even though I was emphasising how much time the GLR must be putting in... I guess the Rosetta speeches and the scenes involv...
by Arky
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

And thus it is with the diehards OTT, as the tides of real Outsider time start to pull it asunder... But while it may fade away, it does NOT change the fact that it was every bit as amazing and wonderful as that castle that Megan and Cueball first built. The OTC would not have been nearly the journ...
by Arky
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

I may use heretical words, but it's out of my control right now... Well... This has been a wonderful journey. From the first pic when we thought GLR is taking the day off, the realization that the image is changing, the "I think they're building a sandcastle", the "Randall's pregnant...
by Arky
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

edo wrote:Phonepost: Just thought of something: the sandcastle on the boat is the highest one they've ever built. Each one has been higher (despite what cueball said)

ETA I'm guessing some people are wondering: 5th time's the charm


Ha! Yes, that's very true. Hadn't thought of it that way.
by Arky
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Before I coma'd I thought I was going to wake up to the end. I like this end. Sometimes you just have to let the characters start their post-adventure lives off screen in your imagination. I like the link to geekwagon, finally proving once and for all the GLR's awareness of the community following. ...
by Arky
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

As I molpy down for the night, I leave this prediction: that the alt text will change to "it" either next newpix (if we jump straight to a zoom out) or at the end of a zoomout sequence (if GLR spreads the zoom over multiple newpix), showing the new and massively detailed area in which the ...
by Arky
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Time passing montage!

I wouldn't be shocked if we get another fade-to-black cut soon.
by Arky
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

The MegaCastleRaft looks kind of like a wagon train, at this distance and without the benefit of colour or shade to delineate between land and sea.
by Arky
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

This "..." period feels to me like the calm before the storm. We've been high and we've been low during this section of the OTC but there's going to be at least one more moment of big drama and potential loss.
by Arky
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:We all fall dONG:

Image

Oh dear. At least Littlest Bangs is having fun, maybe...


I've lost track of Cueball. I hope he hasn't gone over the side!
by Arky
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm still astonished at the time commitment this must take from GLR. The current newpix change by enough and are detailed enough that if we said it takes 5 minutes to draw a newpix, save it, hash it etc (let alone the time to plan it) it's probably an understatement. But even if it is 5 minutes a n...
by Arky
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm still astonished at the time commitment this must take from GLR. The current newpix change by enough and are detailed enough that if we said it takes 5 minutes to draw a newpix, save it, hash it etc (let alone the time to plan it) it's probably an understatement. But even if it is 5 minutes a ne...
by Arky
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

So they're stuck in the hills until the water rises over them? Can't they just go around? The hills have already gone under, leaving them far away from the receding shore. Hence rebuilding the yurt and getting ready to stay on the rafts a while. Although, quite recently there were still "shall...
by Arky
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

I can already see the religion starting now... The sea stared rising, about to destroy all the world (all the world they knew) because of something bad the people were doing, when out of nowhere, The Two appeared (the fact that they were from there will be forgotten.) The Two caused rafts to appear...
by Arky
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: HMS Ketchup

Cannot unsee. How did we miss this in the early translation stages? I'm sure people reversed some of it. Wishful thinking to me. You couuuuld persuade yourself that little bits of it look like backward English but only by really stretching. Although it would be cool if there was meant to be a relat...
by Arky
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Not goONG well http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/dffc8ebd538a212b282c5661a73a5e119fb976ba3e88179ecf6042518e2421d7.png As the water gets higher I assume running aground in the shallows will cease to be an issue. Getting caught in a current running the wrong way might still be an issue, since they're ...
by Arky
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image
by Arky
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Not goONG well http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/dffc8ebd538a212b282c5661a73a5e119fb976ba3e88179ecf6042518e2421d7.png As the water gets higher I assume running aground in the shallows will cease to be an issue. Getting caught in a current running the wrong way might still be an issue, since they're ...
by Arky
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ever since attending the PAX Australia closing ceremony I have had this song in my head, and what better way to exorcise it than another OTTification? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw We're leaving together, But still it's farewell And maybe we'll come back to the shore, who ca...
by Arky
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfISlGLNU They're on a boat! They're on a boat! Everybody look at them, 'cause they're sailing on a boat! They're on a boat, they're on a boat, take a good hard look at the Randallloving boat! (" On A Boat ", The Lonely Island) http://www.freesmileys.org/s...
by Arky
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfISlGLNU

They're on a boat! They're on a boat! Everybody look at them, 'cause they're sailing on a boat!
They're on a boat, they're on a boat, take a good hard look at the Randallloving boat!

("On A Boat", The Lonely Island)
by Arky
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103367
Views: 24395114

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does anyone know what the deal is with the water being "too fresh to swim over"? I know that salt water makes you a little more buoyant than fresh water, but it'd take a pretty extreme amount of salt to make the difference between you being able to swim or not. And most wood floats in wat...

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