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by HAL9000
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 51446545

Re: 1190: "Time"

Happy 5000 posts, newpix bot and mscha!

Has mscha himself been seen around anytime recently?
by HAL9000
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51446545

Re: **D THE BUTTER... WITH YOUR TREBUCHAT

Eternal Density wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:OTTify Desert Bus maybe?

Yes.

Also, what do your post's titles refer to? The "**D" looks like a partially censored word, and it really bothers me because I can't tell what it is.
by HAL9000
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

I feel this is of at least moderate relevance (warning: Kardashians lie within): http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/fashion/daily/2014/11/12/12-kim-kardashian-paper-meme.w529.h793.jpg Also of note is the fact that the Rosetta landing got more twitter traffic than did kim kardashian's Paper magazine photo s...
by HAL9000
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51446545

Re: 1190: "Time"

The OTT's posting rate went up to over 4 posts per nopix. It hasn't been that high since NP1925, six mips ago. I think it's probably due to the sudden decloaking of a bunch of formerly-active users: me, htom, Red Hal, Blue Crab, and a number of others who I can't name off the top of my head right n...
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

You 1 asked for it, and OTT tradition demands it, so here's the first double-dactyl version of today's events: 1 well, no, no one did, actually... Higgledy piggledy Comets (their nuclei): never has anyone landed on one. Though there were challenges, Philae so signaled us, anthropomorphically, "...
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Hm. Still no update. I guess they've slowed down to match the rate at which Philae sends messages?

BlitzGirl wrote:That part is like "The Last Airbender" movie. WE DO NOT SPEAK OF IT.

Speaking of which, when is Shyamalan going to get around to adapting The Legend of Korra?
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

NASA has instruments aboard Rosetta. Hence their also being proud.
http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/nasas-role
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Is the alt-text still "[LIVE]"?
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

sdnelso2 wrote:For some reason, I'm stuck at the 2hr image. Glad I can see the live ones here!

I am stuck at the 2hr frame as well. Odd.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

thomasloven wrote:All those pictures they keep talking about... are they on the internet yet? My Google-fu is failing me.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanspaceagency/sets/72157638315605535/

There you go. Like pretty much any other picture of space stuff, I find them hauntingly beautiful.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_14-45-00_HkURV0imqH.png https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_14-45-00_HkURV0imqH.png Reminds me of http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/706b3f916bf3edcd2e31b2de98f70557c2de00c39be1b354f08c8c9116cdcf77.png
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Mission control: stuck on Earth. Indeed.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

BlitzGirl wrote:The harpoons are breeding. :shock:

HAL9000 wrote:Odd... I'm still getting the old image.

So am I, on xkcd.com. But I can see the new one on the viewer.

Indeed, thanks for the link!

Also, it seems we have some sort of... big rock slab. Oh no :(
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Odd... I'm still getting the old image.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Slight tilt, no other changes. Philae's distance from the comet (the little dashed line) also has not changed.
Image
https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_12-45-00_RAyvuXET1k.png
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

This has indeed never been tried before. "Probably not" now also has an arrow pointing towards the comet-man.
Image
https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_12-35-00_AYKxuWaW5x.png
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Note, however, that the whale itself is now labeled as "probably not". So the image and the Status Report balance each other, for now.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

LordHorst wrote:There's a whale now. If harpoons work on whales, Philae can land there.

As long as the whale stays on the comet, Philae's got a chance. Thankfully, space =/= water, so the whale's probably staying put.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Silence. Stay brave, Philae. Also noted (in the Status Report) is that whales are not in space; however, there appears to be a whale on the comet. https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_12-25-00_JKHE6EdjyN.png https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_12-25-00_JKHE6EdjyN.png
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

ETA: whoops. Mine was a bit slow to update, and I posted the old one.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Tipping to the side a bit:

EDIT: Swordsage'd. Nice one, arcanmaster
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

BlitzGirl wrote:The comet is big.

The Lander is small!
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "Landing"

by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "???"

Wooo! It's working now! I refreshed and got an image!
Image
https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_10-30-00_75d7qAv2sb.png
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "???"

HagarTopeka1 wrote:The dialogue is reminiscent of the animated ESA videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trljrwTbr4w

Thank you for directing me to these; watching these makes me really happy in a childish-wonder sort of way. Space is cool!
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "???"

Still getting blanks on page reloads, whether from refreshes or from navigating away from the page and returning. Thanks to all of you who are posting the updates, else I'd probably miss most of them.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "???"

I'm still getting blank images every time I load the page. Odd.
ETA: And as soon as I post about it, it stops... typical.
https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_03-40-00_oprku4Qb8G.png
ETA2: Upon refreshing the page, blank image again. Huh.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "???"

It showed the 45 minutes frame for a moment, but I refreshed and am getting blank-panel.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "???"

eidako wrote:Uh oh. Messed up the time in the last panel, and now it's back to the blank imgs.xkcd.com/comics/%3F%3F%3F.png image.

I'm getting the "Can I just go now?" "60 minutes" image still.
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "???"

60 minutes. Commentary from our spacebound friend. It seems they are just as impatient as we are:
Image
https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_03-05-00_1Qc2XuFNlD.png
by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "???"

by HAL9000
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 220262

Re: 1446: "???"


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