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by ronaldkr
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Sandcastle builder

Help! Sandcastle Builder suddenly lost all of its content. I tried an older export file and there was no difference. That was in Opera, which I restarted without effect, so I tried it in Firefox. No difference, except that I did not get the "actual" frame but frame #1. Screenprint (spoiler...
by ronaldkr
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

I present you a film: What have you done to me, Time? http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=40384&t=1 (click above image to watch it) It's my story with the OTC. It also contains some things i was working on while reading Time. Seaish, that was the one thing that could get a long-time lur...
by ronaldkr
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Beanish
Replies: 32
Views: 22022

Re: Beanish

So have we just given up then? :\ Not really. Going into phonetics is probably something we do not have any data for. However, we could mangle the words from the corpus (minus one-letter words, minus the known "ᘊ-" prefix) to extract common prefixes, roots and suffixes, hoping that we cou...
by ronaldkr
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: Molpy success

[...] Seriously though, my impression was that a domain is really just a way to reliably point to a server and it's the server that handles all of the requests. I'm sure it's more complicated than that, but I had assumed that since Aluisio was registering the domain and setting up an email server (...
by ronaldkr
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

We fade away Slowly dying out Why? Users browsing this forum: AluisioASG, CasCat, yappobiscuits and 14 guests At 2:52? This cannot be. I started ketchupping at 1:00 if not earlier. Maybe it's the active population when you loaded the page? Ask the server. @ucim, chapter 26: WOW. You should get your...
by ronaldkr
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

I was actually thinking about VSO, but for a different reason. If we consider computer languages, especially Lisp, the word order usually is, as a way of speaking, VSO: first you use the command (the "action"), then you specify where this action will be performed (the subject) and then yo...
by ronaldkr
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: ᕋᖗ ᘝᙉᖉᔭ ᘖᐣ ᖗᔭᐢ ᘊᓭᘖᔭᓄᐤ

I have more than a hundred pages to ketchup, but still I'm throwing this forward into the future because it does not seem like it was recognized for what it seems to be: A pretty much perfect match for the beanish language. It's not mentioned in the Wiki and I could only find one other person who t...
by ronaldkr
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1244: "Six Words"
Replies: 24
Views: 14686

Re: 1233: "Six Words"

Can someone (mod?) rename this thread? It's #1244, not 1233. Thanks.
by ronaldkr
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

Pfhorrest wrote:ETA: Hey, I'm a pope apparently? And I get to make some kind of decree? Awesome, I've always wanted to do this: I hereby dissolve the religion (whichever it is I'm pope of, I guess) and mandate the adoption of critical rationalism among the former congregation.

Best. Decree. Ever.
by ronaldkr
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

[...] Depending on their behaviour, I might understand why the hill people weren't quite fond of them. There is a large scavenging "tribe" in Europe that usually causes trouble wherever they settle. Gedeon, please: you could name this "'tribe'", as they have a name: Sinti and Ro...
by ronaldkr
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

Final-cheeping-ly. I have been wrestling and wrassling with Fontforge for a long time and finally have managed to generate v0.01 of Beanish Serif . I was just about to complain that their font is nowhere serif - but then I looked closely at how much of a fool of myself I would've made. Indeed, thes...
by ronaldkr
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

Final-cheeping-ly. I have been wrestling and wrassling with Fontforge for a long time and finally have managed to generate v0.01 of Beanish Serif . I warn you all right now, it has a total of two characters: S ( http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37746 ) and b ( http://forums.xkcd.com/down...
by ronaldkr
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quick q. Do we have a definitive and easily reference-able collection of beanish symbol images? I have an idea i'd like to try... Aside from BlitzGirl's index, there's also this, http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/Beanish . Hi Kieryn, perhaps to make a meaningful index you could this transcription tab...
by ronaldkr
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe we all have looked into the sun for too long. But did anyone notice the javascript the mound in the center of the last frames? While the terrain is rising, its top is pretty much level. The sides are beveled off in the same way. There are no trees growing on it, only some shrub, as if earth wa...
by ronaldkr
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: Connection Map Visualisation, Interactive

I'm not into programming and such very much, but: Instead of pushing a huge image file, you could have the graph painted in the browser with some AJAX/SVG/CSS magic, no? Oh well, even the graph file is about 2,2 MB and it needs some time writing it, but nevertheless I did a very quick and dirty tes...
by ronaldkr
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

8<------ Instead... I shall be the ]SUPREME EMPEROR! (Therefore, instead of my 9th papacy, this is my first Reign of Terror). Imperial Decree: All subjects of the empire must either submit an aaawwwe!-inducing picture/gif of a cute coma-molpy, like BlitzGirl often does, or a short original piece of...
by ronaldkr
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

Blindpost from NP775 to say holy bajeezsus Randall I've got a long ways to go. The fact that this is really the only time I'll have internet for the next three weeks won't help either. I'll catch up to you guys eventually, I promise! Even if Time ends while I'm away (I have a lurking dread that I'l...
by ronaldkr
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1226: "Balloon Internet"
Replies: 66
Views: 18112

Re: 1226: "Balloon Internet"

filecore wrote:You're probably missing this if you don't really get the joke: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22905199

Thanks for this tip. But, Please, do not read the comments to this report to avoid a severe gallbladder incident.
by ronaldkr
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

They should build up a Räuberleiter . Is there even an English word for that? leg-up (via dict.cc), "leg up" or "robber ladder" did not make it to an entry. Discussion is here: http://forum.dict.cc/forum-questions/detail-185538-R%E4uberleiter.html edit: discussion added edit 2: ...
by ronaldkr
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

Kieryn, BOO! How could you stash this marvel of an essay like this (additionally buried under a lenghty quote)? Now we just need to form a secret a TF Security department to do this type of work and find out which of us posters might actually be molpies, Obviously, Using Metadata to Find Paul Revere...
by ronaldkr
Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

8< ----- @chronosdragon. GEB is one of my favorite books too. I'm always rereading it. I believe GLR did a comic referencing Hofstadter. Here you go: Hofstädter reference http://fora.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=72272 and Gödel's incompleteness http://fora.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=26918...
by ronaldkr
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

I converted the latest image to a .jpg, like someone suggested. http://i.imgur.com/MS12OrV.jpg Now I have a problem Do I put the original PNGs on the wiki, or do I convert the images to JPGs so they are displayed correctly? (in a hurry) NOOOO save the originals, you can discard information later (a...
by ronaldkr
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 61673

Re: 1196: "Subways"

Surprised nobody has pointed out his cheating of the Chicago-LA connection (no, not counting the Forest Park-Pasadena bus that runs every 15 minutes). He connected LA's Purple Line to Chicago, but the line in Chicago he used is actually the Pink Line, not the Purple Line. Randall has more Easter eg...
by ronaldkr
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just did an analysis of the average fluid level of the right-most 80 pixel columns since NP 191. There is some inaccuracy due to the floating point math i used, but it's close enough to visualize what's going on. http://kieryn.com/xkcd-time/img/water-level.png Edit: the h-scale is exaggerated by a ...
by ronaldkr
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 150115

Re: 1193: Externalities

Also, be it just me or be (be-did?( the kerning on the "Make Dog" panel really off? The first couple of times ic read it ic could have sworn it say-did "Default T size"FULL STOPFULL STOP ic kept trying to figure out hwæt an "T-size" be-did :lol: Yeah, it´s definitely o...
by ronaldkr
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

HAL9000 wrote:be there ænigmon else here whose innermost essence doth not consider themselves an part of this newpix-based religion?
Being an machine, ic have no wield for that sort of thing.

Sure. That's why icke proposed Discordianism to these guys. Gives less problems with pope selection FULL STOPF
by ronaldkr
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

How the hell do ic stop my text from being replaced with nonsense/bullshit? an) dont get quoted b) avoid all words on the list: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqAYU0aABH9XdDJxQUotLUtqc0NoczF1eTVqcXJLTVE#gid=0 c) hack and mask words with extra characters d)use full width moving-picture roles i...
by ronaldkr
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Wow page 182! eow guys have been busy! When did the needle-pulled thing title change? EDIT: hwæt else have I missed? Some discussion about DST and the diversions caused by The M adness. and the e aster bunny We also naive that buffygirl be possessed by an Demon. Oh great! We don't even have an Vati...
by ronaldkr
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

sparehead3 wrote:How the hell do I stop my text from being replaced with nonsense/bullshit?


a) dont get quoted
b) avoid all words on the list:
docs dot google dot com slash spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqAYU0aABH9XdDJxQUotLUtqc0NoczF1eTVqcXJLTVE#gid=0
c) hack and mask words with extra characters
by ronaldkr
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Good overlord, I coma for a good 8 hours and y'all only make 3 new pages? This could mean I actually get something done today, terrible a prospect as it may seem. I be NOT going to stand idle while others may-did get work done, i propose we take over the tread, the wiki and eventually the fora. We ...
by ronaldkr
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

I be starting to reckon this comic be one of the most elaborate April Fools troll ever. If it be a troll, should we care? Look at all the discussions it be prompted. Hell, this hath go-done on long enough that we have our own inside jokes. To goldenegg: why "troll"? This is earnest. Do yo...
by ronaldkr
Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

I just noticed, the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! passing in the fortnight be no longer constant since the coming of the catapult, that or for some strange reason objects launched by the catapult take a longer to travel. The Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! be-did never constant....
by ronaldkr
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

How do you pronounce catapult? And I mean that as an actual poll. I ken how it be meant to be pronounced, but be honest, do you really pronounce it that way in your head? I'll admit it -- I say tree-bucket. I do. Tray- bew- shet- ay I find the extra ay reminds me of Machete, which maketh it even mo...
by ronaldkr
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50391088

Re: 1190: "Time"

If you're using a decent browser, you should be able to manually block that specific image. My first attempt to do so in Chrome failed, but I'm sure I could work it out if... Use Opera. I did not only get rid of the sexist signature but also of the fidgety avatar of ugmhemhe. I'll never understand ...

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