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by mojacardave
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I tend to turn to the greats of ScienceFiction for such things as a gender neutral pronoun, which several of my favorites did in fact adopt "ze" as that very thing. "ze wants to go to the mall and get a new jacket for ze's upcoming interview so that ze can make zer car payment."...
by mojacardave
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"
Replies: 86
Views: 26576

Re: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"

Oh man, this is ironic timing: Not really - since Adobe updates pop up almost daily, it barely even qualifies as a coincidence. I really REALLY wish that I could just tick a box to "trust" all Adobe downloads, let them happen in the background, and never be bothered by them again. Or just...
by mojacardave
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"
Replies: 86
Views: 26576

Re: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"

Pfhorrest wrote:Oh man, this is ironic timing:


Not really - since Adobe updates pop up almost daily, it barely even qualifies as a coincidence.

I really REALLY wish that I could just tick a box to "trust" all Adobe downloads, let them happen in the background, and never be bothered by them again.
by mojacardave
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

flicky1991 wrote:What happened to the gif from page 4? It doesn't work for me now. Has anyone got another way to see the whole thing so far?


Seriously?

But http://xkcd.aubronwood.com or http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/ are your best bets.
by mojacardave
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

matthewglen wrote:Cueball looks concerned.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

People, dialogue, it's everything I could have hoped for.

Clearly Megan is more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just some ripples, no more decay. Changed pixels in red: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/tqcj6brjrdnmbos/diff_xkcd_time_20130328_1830.png I don't know how you're producing these pics, but do you have the ability to do them with the black->white pixels in one colour and the white->black pixels in a differe...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

EDIT: Doublepost - sorry!
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

I had a theory when swimming was suggested, that we might follow them across the lake(?) to the opposite bank, and the entire sequence might play out in mirrored form. But if that was going to happen, I think we'd have panned with them.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

I will accept any wager with a person who wants to argue that they are NOT swimming in water and the castles are NOT made of sand. Ignoring the few things we actually know just to spite the people who have thrown actual off-the-wall, unsubstantiated stuff out there is a stupid strategy. I don't kno...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just a little bit of erosion on the leftmost tower. Oh yes, observant. Wild mass guessing, begin: I think that we're going to have a while of gentle erosion, because, for the entire reveal of the second castle, up to this point, no part of the sandcastle has collapsed. I think the start of a collap...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

The hash changed, which is promising, but I didn't notice any changes in the image.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

Out of interest, to the people who saw the flag glitch, which part of the sequence was revealed ahead of time?
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

time-i-waited-for-it.jpg I feel tempted. Can I suggest a change to the wording? Please make it "I'm waiting for it" (And of course, no end date.) I feel like if there's going to be merch for this wonderful productivity killer, the image doesn't work too well on a shirt. Maybe magnets, or ...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

Bytes wrote:Home time, dammit, I'm gonna miss the entering of the liquid


Lucky me, I live 20-25 minutes drive from work. I should get home for the next frame!
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

trusstopher wrote:are we still posting each new frame here?


Yeah - It helps the discussion. We're not posting the updating gifs or the links to the tools or anything. There's a wiki for all that.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

Phaelin wrote:Into the water!

Slowly!


Cueball and Megan aren't known for their haste. It took Cueball two hours to stand up and turn around earlier.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

It's kind of crazy how involved we are in the frame by frame analysis of a little 0.000556 fps sandcastle construction comic series... and yet somehow I just can't stop. This animation is receiving an average of 21 comments per frame... on this forum alone. That has to be some kind of record. No - ...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

It's kind of crazy how involved we are in the frame by frame analysis of a little 0.000556 fps sandcastle construction comic series... and yet somehow I just can't stop. This animation is receiving an average of 21 comments per frame... on this forum alone. That has to be some kind of record. No - ...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

It's kind of crazy how involved we are in the frame by frame analysis of a little 0.000556 fps sandcastle construction comic series... and yet somehow I just can't stop. This animation is receiving an average of 21 comments per frame... on this forum alone. That has to be some kind of record. No - ...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

The dialogue seems to put paid to the idea that Megan was sad or cold.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

TheLochNessCheeseBurger wrote:The return of text... I wonder what this will lead to? More off-screen construction?


It's an interesting theory. I predict that this text will lead to swimming. I have a sixth sense for these things.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

nickulo wrote:And lo, they spake of swimming. And there was much rejoicing.

So which one gets eaten by a shark?


I did have that exact thought. But I think that'd be a bit dark. Randall does seem to like jellyfish and whales though.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Srt252 wrote:ANOTHER TEXT FRAME GASP! Perhaps we are entering the "Swim Period"!!


The question is: will the image pan to follow them, or will we lose them for a while?
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image

Dialogue!!!
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

I love this comic so much. Now I want to go to the beach and built a giant sandcastle. So when are we going to get together and do this? so i guess we make the 25th March to the international "build a sandcastle"-day... Absolutely seconded! There was a snowstorm here on March 25th. Screw ...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This is the third time they've both been looking out over the [unidentified body of water]. They started that way, and then there were a couple of frames of it before Megan left. I'm probably reading too much into it, but these moments always seem to occur when there isn't an obvious castle related...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

What, exactly, is leading people to believe the girl is sad? Since when is sitting down solely the act of a depressed person? Because I see no other clues to suggest it. Why can't it just be that she finished her part and was waiting for the guy to finish up and join her? Well - without other visua...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image

Here's hoping for hugs in the next frame! Given that he walked past her, it's looking less likely though. I think she actually looks a little cold, rather than depressed.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

IT'S SNOW!? snow is white - see #702 sand is white - see #505 I see no compelling argument one way or the other. (though I am curious about the lack of buckets) Touché and i love #505! #505 just rocks!!! :P If the technology of #505 is in use here, that would explain the speed of Time :wink: Actual...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

Srt252 wrote:Does this possibly signify completion? Are they going to just stare out over the ocean now?


Completion has been predicted ad infinitum. Wait for it.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip to streamline the thread> Randall listened... he's on his way to give Megan a cuddle! Here's hoping - that would give us some vital extra information about the nature of their relationship! Though, it's not Randall (not to our knowledge anyway). He's been designated Cueball - I think he was o...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Image
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

The thing is... even if the entire thing is auto-generated (with a more intricate script to account for the panning and such)... what does it change? If the entire thing is auto-generated, it changes quite a few things significantly: 1) It's almost certainly going to continue infinitely. If there's...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

This comic ends when Megan and Cueball are kicked out of Typhoon Lagoon for messing up the artificial beach.
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think this thread must have another record: most references to previous XKCD comics. Is anybody compiling a list? The Biden sandwich comic has probably come up the most frequently, but I'd love to see a list of every comparison that's been drawn to past XKCD comics (I don't have the time or patien...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

The thing is... even if the entire thing is auto-generated (with a more intricate script to account for the panning and such)... what does it change? If the entire thing is auto-generated, it changes quite a few things significantly: 1) It's almost certainly going to continue infinitely. If there's...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh no! Megan looks depressed! Discuss. She's just contemplating the next step. I think there is a correlation between the distance between Cueball and Megan and the nature of their relationship. I maintain that the first castle (the first world they built together) crumbled because she left and Cue...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

New theory (I've skipped a few pages so if this has been already discussed, I apologize): The scene is going to pan/zoom out again, and again until the scale is about the same as click and zoom but shoved into one frame. No chance - have you ever looked at Click and Zoom squashed into one screen (l...
by mojacardave
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53506813

Re: 1190: "Time"

IT'S SNOW!? I don't think so. Remember The Fumble? Pressed snow almost certainly would crumble into larger pieces, not into a heap. Perhaps you're right, but I would counter that the fine details of the conical towers aren't possible with just sand. I humbly disagree: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi...

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