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by Ebonite
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I was hoping that it might still be possible to 'request' or 'claim' specific frames for colorization? Because of Outside H work H , I've been putting together frame 3 very slowly (hope to finish it tomornip) and don't want it to get ninja'd Duplicates are welcome, it's not like they're going to co...
by Ebonite
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't know if this technically qualifies as a colorization, because the scale doesn't match the original picture and the time of day isn't the same. However, here is my "re-imagining" of frame 7. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38592&sid=cc38b85bdda4245732b3...
by Ebonite
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Nice note in the Washington Post today- http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/07/30/a-brief-history-of-time-the-xkcd-comic/?hpid=z11 With links for Mscha and Aubronwood! Funny how the article declares that the names of the two characters in the strip are Cueball and Megan!
by Ebonite
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The last bit reminded me of the following: When I molpy up yeah I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be checking up on the OTT & C When I go out yeah I know I'm gonna be wondering whatever is up with the OTT & C If I get drunk yes I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be drunkposting to the OTT An...
by Ebonite
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I hear there's some sort of party going on in BlitzGirl's basement... involving some sort of bondage? Is that where the meetup is taking place? Is the only way to attend to say "good bye" ? http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=38418 (It's actually in the OTT's basement - and yes, t...
by Ebonite
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:

Image

I hadn't thought about it till mscha posted this. . .but the tone of that parody is a lot different now.
by Ebonite
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

General question to everyone: What is the OTT accomplishment that you are most proud of? (Up until now, anyway, since there's plenty more OTT to go!) An ottification, coining a word, naming a character, writing a post that you thought was particularly good, participating in a scientific discussion,...
by Ebonite
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Amazon could change the prices of its books for each person, individually, tailored to what it would be best for them for you to read. My grocery store does this already based on my membership card. Vaguely frightening, in a "Yay my lunchmeat is five cents cheaper than yours!" sort of way...
by Ebonite
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

About shirts, the GLR should probably just sell a set of 3094 of 'em. There'd be plenty of people (yes, including me) who wouldn't be able to resist. http://www.mscha.org/tmp/SkypeEmoticons/animated/emoticon-0110-tongueout.gif Maybe he should wait until the price of flexible screen technology comes...
by Ebonite
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Neat ottification, SBN! BTW, am I Pope for a page? Do we still have them? A Blitzer Pope--is that heresy, like an Anti-pope? I think the papacy is a good tradition to continue - one of its purposes was to make each newpage more exciting while we Waited for it, and now we're Waiting harder than we e...
by Ebonite
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Valarya wrote:Oh hell, why not. This is the third time Facebook has been brought up. Please add me Time buddies Waiters. Forever - xoxo

Disclaimer: if you don't like knowing what internet people are named IRL - don't click the above link.

Feel free to add me on Facebook as well. Same disclaimer.
by Ebonite
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

One last OTTification. (It seems appropriate NOT to finish this one all the way...) "The End of All Time" (To the tune of " The End of the World " by Skeeter Davis) Why does the forum keep growing? Why do we all post again? Don't we know it's the end of all Time 'Cause OTC has re...
by Ebonite
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I too want to thank GLR for the wonderful ride he's taken us on over the past several months. But I have to say, the ride wouldn't have been half as much fun if it weren't for the people travelling with me. There are so many of you I have to thank for this -- mscha, for newpixbot and his wonderful v...
by Ebonite
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53151162

Re: 1190: "Time"

EndONG ???? :shock: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/351e96e07d8ee65025853f9715054fb009cf2b8292c190623bcc558e815be15e.png Call the linguists! We have new beanie letters here to analyze. Oddly enough, these look a LOT like English this time. . .it almost looks like it says "THE END". Heh. :(
by Ebonite
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 53151162

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: they step off onto dry land, and find they are where all of the beanies have collected. The crowd parts, and Rosetta is standing there, surprised to see that Cueball and Megan have returned, having rescued all of their people. Megan picks up a stick, walks over to Rosetta, and thwaks her...
by Ebonite
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmm. Are they going to be washed over the Sicily Sill? I mean, if there's no control over direction or propulsion of the craft - this may start looking like driving a houseboat through a set of rapids/waterfalls... Maybe they will eventually drift over the Sicily sill and have to ride the torrent d...
by Ebonite
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

neopifex wrote:
edo wrote:"Cut off" is weird.... shouldn't they try to do something to reach the coast?


I'm thinking this is where La Petite will jump in with a suggestion to start rowing. Maybe.

"You have all the people with beards on one side." (Name that reference!)
by Ebonite
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I strongly urge you to check Prisencolinensinainciusol out - It's how an pop song in English sounds if you don't understand English, and is superb - I sometimes play it for people, and it's amazing how people try to pull comprehension out of it. It's one of the strangest thing's I've ever heard. Th...
by Ebonite
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The Chanur series by C J Cherryh. Anything by Cherryh. Also, although it is not a series, all the books are set in the same universe: the Discworld books by Prachett. I just wanted to jump in on the book recommendations. You lead off by asking for things to follow Pern, so I'm assuming you like mor...
by Ebonite
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Since a couple people suggested it, I added a FAQ and Tips section to the top of the wiki . It's just to kick things off, so feel free to make it better (but not so big that people don't read it). Also, either popes or welcoming committees should seriously consider linking to the wiki so that newco...
by Ebonite
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

DepartONG... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/ea2608252c661bd542840b2e53f4fdd020ae9b0e9fe2f9148e41e5c990135bb6.png ETA: where's the rest of them? Behind the cloth? With the makeshift construction of the boat and the way they're all stacked up on two levels, I couldn't help but hear this .
by Ebonite
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Are those "!" aggregates of 40 people found? Or are we witnessing, as has been suggested, a even newer orthography? I do hope it is just Cuegan's people expressing excitement or relief, and not " !!!!! " " Where the hell have you two been!!? " Ah. Perhaps !!!!! is the ...
by Ebonite
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Latent22 wrote: OTVO Voting Time!
Vote for your favorite Cuegen Combination.
Results will be posted Here



Tough choice, but I'll go with C9M3.

Welcome back, BlitzGirl! It's not the same without you here. (It's still cake, but without the icing.)
by Ebonite
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Declaring it healed might be premature. She is in mid-air. She could break it again while landing. I think there will happen something with all that running. About the waterfall. Cueball said in Frame m1944 http://xkcd.mscha.org/viewer/1944 that he can't imagine how long such a waterfall must have ...
by Ebonite
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

...I would love to see a bossing-around-free thread! Down with bossing! Except for anyone bossing people around to tell them not to boss people around, huzzah! That's the exception that makes the bossing around rule. It's okay to meta-boss, just not to boss. And then I guess that means meta-meta-bo...
by Ebonite
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I haven't seen a (medical) discussion about the miracle ointment which healed Megan's leg. Any medical experts here what is could've been? Is it futuristic advancement? Nano-bots? Will the ointment, which could be named Wolverinium, cause problems down the road? Is she already a cyborg? I don't kno...
by Ebonite
Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

But they have several maps.

Prediction: they're going to look at one of the other maps and say, "wait a minute. . .look at this." And discover something unexpected that either "saves the day" or reveals something they didn't know about the beanies and their activities.
by Ebonite
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Here are the "eyes" made visible by extreme adjustment of the levels. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38137&sid=c2d58178db3545a054cb48314fb136c7 I can't see this window any more except as a stained-glass representation of a drowning man, hands on either side ...
by Ebonite
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Run?

I need a reality check here (if the term applies to the OTC)... is RUN actually a good plan, or are Cuegan just panicing? Are we going to see "pant, pant, wheeze" in a few frames? First off, running does not seem like a sustainable pace, especially at altitude and with a healing leg. Seco...
by Ebonite
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So given that we know an approximate latitude, what seas could they be talking about that are connected? Do American great lakes fit the description? Not unless they've become salt water lakes. Interesting point. Megan and Cueball both tasted the water in their sea and spat it out. Perhaps their se...
by Ebonite
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

anabatica wrote:
SinusPi wrote:YOUR SEA DOES NOT STAND ALONE!
THERE IS ANOTHER SEA NEXT TO IT
BEYOND THE ##S##RE.
IT HAS BECAME # ### TO YOURS
BUT ######## LEVELS DIFFER
AND THUS WATER FLOWS


BEYOND THE SHORE

and possibly

IT HAS BECOME FUSED TO YOURS

Fairly boring and tame explanation, really.

FUSED? Or BONDED?
by Ebonite
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Why is "You do not know" not a question? Rosetta is possibly one of a small group of people who actually know the reason for the sea rising or are causing the sea to rise. Either way, she is aware that it is not common knowledge, but a common question. Alternately, it IS common knowledge ...
by Ebonite
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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[off-topic] A question for the programmers among you: When/where/how did you get your start in programming? I am looking into learning programming and I'd like to hear your advice. I've read some of the thread on this topic here in the xkcd fora but I'm still not quite sure what to learn or how to ...
by Ebonite
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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On a side note, has anyone here not experienced deja vu? My wife never has, and every time I tell her I have deja vu she says "but this hasn't ever happened before" and I try to explain that that's the point but she doesn't get it because she hasn't experienced it... :wink: I could have s...
by Ebonite
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Ketchup: As for the voice-over - has anyone a list of all submitted voice samples? I'm starting to forgetting them and I'm too lazy to search for them in the OTT. :D This is what I could find: Cueball: Latent22 yappobiscuits ucim DavidRa mscha ChronosDragon Megan: BlitzGirl Valarya buffygirl 1 buff...
by Ebonite
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Which reminds me of a cool puzzler you can use to mystify non-mathematicians (or perhaps convince them of your total nerdness). Here goes: You're in Hell, and all you know is that at some future date (call it Aleph-Null Day), if you have enough money, you can buy your way out. The Devil gives you t...
by Ebonite
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A little late, but here's the embiggering of the previous frame: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37977 Maybe we'll get the Beanong for "Nobody gets in to see the Wizard!" redundant legsembiggened.png Hey, maybe that's it! Megan = Dorothy Cueball = Toto Beanie 1 = Scarecrow Bea...
by Ebonite
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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In the UK, instead of "cell phone" people say "mobile". Short for "mobile phone", obvy, but now, it could represent "mobile everything else that it does, too". I like the German one - 'Handy'. I would still use it now, but nobody would know what I mean. I can...
by Ebonite
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Just a quick note that it looks like the Beanies might not be wearing beanies after all, but some kind of hard hat. That was suggested before, but we now have (a bit) more information, and it only looks like the surveyors are wearing them. http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/200313809-001-female-build...
by Ebonite
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Hey! That's my password ! Funny you should mention "easy" passwords. I had just a few days ago changed some of my passwords to the likes of "Meet Claire at 10:30". Good luck guessing that the yellow Post-It note on my monitor is not a reminder of a meeting, but actually a passwo...

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