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by balthasar_s
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:Your next health-food themed metal band? You already have a health-food themed metal band?
Or he already has a band but the next one will be health-food themed.
by balthasar_s
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This thread will outlive dropbox. :) I wonder what else it will outlive. It would be very epsilonish if the thread outlived, for example, ... ...xkcd. but about dropbox. things like this exist. (for some reason) but one day they no longer will. and suddenly people who trusted such things will wake ...
by balthasar_s
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"

If I just added numbers to the menu but without actually adding them some here would be really disappointed.

So the signs with population written on them are actual real things?
not very practical.

The number adding is not the only not typical thing about "the menu" and the game.
by balthasar_s
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

lmjb1964 wrote:love Gahan Wilson. I hadn't seen that calculator.
I don't know Gahan Wilson. I have seen the calculator.
Some years ago I saw the claculator translated to Polish by Lem.
Only recently I found out about the original.
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oops, I just noticed a typo in this.
I wrote "attached" instead o "attacked"...
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

1190: "Time": The Earth. Scientists invent giant mechanical devices which want our women, take a few and leave. The end.

There are at least a dozen others, links here in the discussion section, under the heading "Generators". Of course! There were some "rules" that if you can think of something, then it's already on the internet. And also there is a nsfw or Lego version. If it isn't then maybe it ...
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: Time: *BADGERMOLP 2: ELECTRIC BADGALOO*

autemome will see to it that it becomes very RELATED . ! I knew it. Sooner or later someone would implement it. I even considered doing it but didn't. I chose to teach another device from FFS to play sounds instead. (Not so successful as the previous one.) I didn't check the otherthread to see if s...
by balthasar_s
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Hot Summer Time"

(receiving said hugs is entirely optional) ...at first I read that as "receiving sand hugs"... Question for today: Was this http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000176.gif the first time we could see the KXA with the wheelstick in BSTA? Answer: No, there was this: http://1190.bicy...
by balthasar_s
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Re: 1190: "Re: 1190: "Re: 1190: "Time""""

Redundant until 17 dec 17: It's 17. Doesn't look less redundant than it was. Weather, I remember, as a child, when i saw weather forecasts in TV, I never actually even tried to remember the weather. As soon as it ended if someone asked me about what weather they were predicting I wouldn't be able t...
by balthasar_s
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"; A year of BSTA

Today, but one year ago:
BSTA
Image

There is a guy standing in his room.
Today, the 23rd of June is finally the day when ...
-- posted by SilentBot Image
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"; 2 colors

ggh wrote:before I did, the inner frame was transparent as you suggested
It still is transparent. But now the backgroung behind the png has the same color as the frame around it..
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"; 2 colors

will the frame around the image in the image turn that orangey brown? Such an effect can be achieved, actually: http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/test-000185.htm (to see this correctly you might need to do a hard refresh , that's because it required a small change in the bsta css) ETA: I just...
by balthasar_s
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

1190: Time; The game of two worlds.

But maybe it's just a reference to the SWEET CATCH! in frame 2453. Thying to catch a falling bike (or washing machine) could be not the best idea here... I have theories… but I don't want to spoil it Theories, always interesting to see with what theories people can come up about the things you do. ...
by balthasar_s
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"; What's John's price?

ucim wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:Redundant until 17 dec 17:
What's "dec"?
Obviously, it's an indicator that the 17 is written in decimal system.
by balthasar_s
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"

Looks like we don't want to become another guy again without knowing what's going on.
by balthasar_s
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'll refer you to this post of balthasar's in which he refers Sehwho to the mirror that b created. It will help you avoid coming across dead links or missing images in the actual thread. missing images - yes. dead links - no (unless they are links to attachments here or to images posted here), I'm ...
by balthasar_s
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:watch on safeshare.tv (plays youtube videos without the junk)
Thank you, I needed this.
by balthasar_s
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"; HOW MANY DISTINGUISHABLE CHARACTERS CAN KXA BLUENHANCE?

How fortunate that we haven't run out of people to be yet. and running out is something very likely, actually. Without changing the drawing style it is not possible to draw more than 6 distinguishable characters. (The Joe brothers don't count - that's KxA's drawing style.) That's a serious limitati...
by balthasar_s
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"; 184: Once again you'll have to start being someone else.

Of course there is no moon.
Ans so, there definitely is no possibility to hide secret places on it since there is no it to hide secret places on.
I don't know where all this legends about moons and things are coming from.
by balthasar_s
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"; Ketcup time!

Oh dear, I have do some ketchup on bsta, And I have to do some how do we call it? like ketchup but instead of reading it you're making it? keep reading Quelova, That too, I'd like to resume reading it. and maybe blitz Homestuck. That took me 3 weeks. there are one or two quite plausible explanation...
by balthasar_s
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:And... re: the bike drop - who (and where) is the one rating the plunge?
It's not the first time a nice bike drop has been rated like this.
See 142:
Spoiler:
Image
by balthasar_s
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/90a46673c29fabb6a1eca1d3d0c5f52103c8e48b246e328dc2aed93b32e48ecb. A link that's not dead is a welcome sight, But this link is not dead: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/90a46673c29fabb6a1eca1d3d0c5f52103c8e48b246e328dc2aed93b32e48ecb.png But some of others are. Some...
by balthasar_s
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: Time; WILL THERE BE CARS, IN THE AFTERWHEN?

mrob27 wrote:
svenman wrote:On the other hand, I have some idea what is going to happen next.

My analogy to the car in Homestuck seems all the more prescient.

Spoiler:
Image

Redundant
Spoiler:
hs00262.gif
by balthasar_s
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"; What happeened to my 4-color world?

svenman wrote:Looks like something now definitely happened after all. But what exactly?
Finding out what it was will require some waiting for it.

This is a rather important frame.

So Imade an exception for this frame and used 5 colors for it.
by balthasar_s
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"

For context, the tavern that the frost giant is kicking is called The Seven Otters, and is a dimension-hopping, plot-central building in the OTTDnD game. wait, so I was wrong all the time? I always thought that the other tavern, where the story started was called that. Also, aren't the crypts (supp...
by balthasar_s
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: Time

taixzo wrote:It's weird to run into OTTers elsewhere on the internet. I was reading through the comments on a dithering algorithm and noticed one posted by mrob.
I tried to find the mrob there and I failed.

But the dithering was interesting to me.
You probably can guess why.
by balthasar_s
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

svenman wrote:Did you mean to point out that k's words serendipitously turned out to be right after all, although in reference to a different set of buttons than originally intended by the speaker and understood by the audience?
yes.
by balthasar_s
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"

At the time, considering the accompanying illustration those words seemed to refer to the buttons next to the sliding door, which however immediately turned out to actually work. So I conclude that you, Balthasar, have been cleverly misleading us readers and that maybe b and kxa misunderstood each ...
by balthasar_s
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: "Time"

svenman wrote:The buttons, they do nothing!

172 wrote:B: these buttons
KXA: will not do anything at all.
by balthasar_s
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: 1190: Time: MOONS FOR THE MEMEBASE!

mrob27 wrote:I've added new fields to the GET request issued by autemome's JavaScript to the server. I think it will help. Try it now
looks like it helped.

"AUTEMOME" [...] also at the start of the descriptive text right below "FILTER:/"
it says "AUTEMEME"
by balthasar_s
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

SERIOUS PROXY IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE UNREDUNDANT MEMES.

At this point (having read your descriptions) I think there might be some kind of proxy cacheing the requests that automeme 's client-side JavaScript is making to the mrob.com server. Yes, I think that's what's happening here. The behavior drscribed by me doesn't happen to me at home, on my compute...
by balthasar_s
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 8110

Re: 1913: "A �"

orthogon wrote:We also need some kind of 'badging" for websites, to indicate that the site really belongs to the well-known entity that it purports to belong to.
Seems familiar... :)
by balthasar_s
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 8110

Re: 1913: "A �"

when I tap the address bar (say on an xkcd cartoon) and edit the URL (say to change the number) Chrome does a Google search of the edited URL. No, that is NOT what I wanted. I've discovered that if I delete and retype the 'h' at the start of 'http://' the magnifying glass switches back to a page an...
by balthasar_s
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 8110

Re: 1913: "A �"

Follow-up: how often do you enter an invalid URL? And what's the use-case behind it? happens sometimes. by accident, by mistake, by copying the wrong thing, whatever else. worse is the behavior of Firefox when you turn off the auto-search, which is to bracket whatever you typed in "www."-...
by balthasar_s
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 8110

Re: 1913: "A �"

rmsgrey wrote:What's your desired behaviour in this situation?
If i enter a valid url that exists - browser goes to there.
If I enter a valid url that doesn't exist - browser shows appropriate error message.
If I enter an invalid url - browser refuses to even try it (and maybe also shows relevant error message)
by balthasar_s
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 8110

Re: 1913: "A �"

As someone who regularly has to go through several iterations of "okay, did you type that into the URL field, or the search field?" on support calls I would like to fire these people into the Sun. Unfortunately, the URL field and the search field are trying to become the same thing these ...
by balthasar_s
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

Re: WORLD B IS THE PLACE WHERE ONGCIRCLES ARE REPLACED WITH CHRONOTRANSPONDERS

the skeleton of a story, probably with some key frames along the way, then fill in the blanks with some random content (building if a sandcastle is called for, walking if a change of location is called for...etc). Somehow, I was reminded of this: http://www.non-volio.de/pup/movie_generator.gif Yes,...
by balthasar_s
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

WORLD B IS THE PLACE WHERE ONGCIRCLES ARE REPLACED WITH CHRONOTRANSPONDERS

You have to give us much more information in order for me or anyone else to have any idea what's it's doing for you.   The memes that you can get depend greatly on the pattern you specify. Some patterns give no memes at all (you'll just keep getting the "Sorry, I could not find a match…" ...
by balthasar_s
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

I ACCIDENTALLY SOME TIME AFTER TIME. IS THIS BAD?

... I thought this thread was for discussing one motion-picture comic. I come back after a few years, and it's still going, and seems to be some sort of MSPA-inspired comic of people making choices? Can someone explain this thread to me? Time was a big thing. It has a big effect on us. The end. Act...
by balthasar_s
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796853

I'd like my squirrel to have a computer.

I'd like to have a squirrel error on my computer. That would be the cutest error! There is a programming language " Squirrel ". So you can get a squirrel error if you want. Actually, it's the language in which the computer players in the game OTTD are programmed. So you can have railways ...

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