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by macraw83
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 152819

Re: 1193: Externalities

Has anyone put together a SETI@home-like distributed system to work on this? I see that a bunch of you are using many cores, but I mean has someone set up a server that's parceling out chunks of the search space to thousands of machines worldwide? I suppose that would mess with the alma-mater thing...
by macraw83
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

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

ic've seen .gifs version of this Thing that keeps slipping into the future comic before, but now it be getting to the point where it takes two-to-three minutes to get to the most recent version of this comic. doth ænigmon have just an big list of all the panels? http://xkcd.aubronwood.com has a con...
by macraw83
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

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

FINALLY! After ~140 long TimeFrames, I have finally caught up with the One True Thread.

*breathes*

*comas*
by macraw83
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE MADNESS GOES
Replies: 315
Views: 72463

Re: THE MADNESS COMES

Azrael wrote:
orangedragonfire wrote:So far, things seem normal. I'm almost disappointed.

Not much of a reader, are ya?


Hrmm... for whatever reason it says I cannot access that forum, no idea what it is...
by macraw83
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

Reviewing the gif and I stumbled on a revelation. They didn't start building the first castle until AFTER Megan shook building material from her hair. It's not a sand/coffee/semen castle, it's a DANDRUFF Castle. Are we to assume then, that before T0 they spent so much time sitting on that knoll tha...
by macraw83
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posting in this thread has definitely slowed down big time. Unfortunately, yes. Shall we invoke the Newpixians (or the Sheeple, for that matter)? Emergency caffination may be called for. With or without semen? Oh man, I laughed way too hard at that. Just the thought of stumbling across this thread ...
by macraw83
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1191: "The Past"
Replies: 85
Views: 17866

Re: 1191: "The Past"

Or a smartphone. That would seriously amaze people from as recent as ten or fifteen years ago. Not much more than 10. Beyond that, wifi hotspots and GPRS cellular networks were not all that common; which (along with the extremely small collection of Wikipedia articles in that day) severely hampers ...
by macraw83
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

Has any noticed that the alt text is also changing? The words are the same, but I could swear that the text is a little darker than it used to be. I am also seeing these strange orbs floating before my eyes. I didn't think that was possible in HTML5? You'd be amazed by all the features added in HTM...
by macraw83
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm curious if this thread will surpass the "Galaxy Nexus Pre-Release Discussion"thread we had over at Droid Forums.... 6504 posts over a little less than a month of waiting for that damn phone. Of course, it got the point we were posting just for the sake of posting and had long periods ...
by macraw83
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

Any chance somebody will post another updated GIF loop? (I keep missing important evolutions and I need to catch up/fill in!) No, the gif are no more needed, you can see the up-to-date animation on xkcd [dot] aubronwood [dot] com (So that we stop posting gif pictures in this thread that will be out...
by macraw83
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

backwrds wrote:
daef wrote:
backwrds wrote: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)


Conclusion: they must be making coal dust castles. Only logical explanation.
by macraw83
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

10 pages in 13 newpix... of course I have time to read them all...
by macraw83
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

MEGAN! Curses... just when I was trying to sleep.
by macraw83
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

Irony: In our rush to worship the comic, we have forgotten about it. I have stolen this as a sig. Hope you don't mind. Edit: Glad to see that the article was created, while I failed at getting some sleep. Sad to see that the article failed very soon after it started. Maybe try to get a bit more inf...
by macraw83
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

I vote for 'newpix', and 'newpix'. 'newpic' is nonsense. I also agree that newpic is nonsense I vote in favor of Newpic for singular, Newpix for plural. I think I might attempt to understand this Outsider concept of "Sleep", and then return in about 18 newpix and tally the votes. Unless s...
by macraw83
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

Say, for example, that someone might create a Wikipedia article for our new unit of time. Should the title be "newpic"? Or should it be "newpix"? Should there first be some sort of vote held to determine the accepted forms, for singular and plural?
by macraw83
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does anyone know how Randall creates this comic? Is it a 2D -scanner or a camera for instance? Pretty sure it is all digital now. Camera is almost certianly out of the question. And the way that there is almost no change in most of the image for each update, it seems obvious to me that he is making...
by macraw83
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have been lurking since Monday (not long at all, I know). Been having tons of fun reading through the forum. I have images showing the result of subtracting consecutive images for each image starting with #125, but can't post them due to not having 5 posts. Anyone more experienced out there want t...
by macraw83
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

riverssong wrote:
I WAITED A HALF HOUR FOR ONE DARKENING PIXEL.


Wait for it.
by macraw83
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107485
Views: 53388478

Re: 1190: "Time"

Been lurking since Monday... finally I have a post to make. I took 125, subtracted it from 126, and saved the resulting file so that you could see the differences, saturating instead of wrapping around 0 so that places where 125 was slightly brighter than 126 didn't show up as bright spots. I then d...

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