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by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

RudeDude wrote:ONG
Spoiler:
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*frantically zooms in*

ETA: I bet that's the biggest cake Cuegan has ever seen!
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

2 new posters have just bumped in! I've been lurking here and catching up with posts since the stars came out a couple of weeks ago. I did some cursory research on Trigonometric Surveys and came across a device called a theodolite. It looks like the objects in the towers! I'd link to the picture or...
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Oh my Randall it's SO EXCITONG!

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Kids! And a wowterful hat!


Hats, Houses, Horticulture oh my!

Time for a coma. Molpy down.

Spoiler:
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by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

That last frame made me suddenly realize that I've been using 4 where I meant to use 1 for the last several days. Augh! I'm such a newb :oops: I also have a strong feeling that I've used the :oops: smiley more than all the other smilies combined, and my urge to end this sentence with that very same ...
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So you're a loopist? http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=37919&sid=20dd915114f80e1ceeeb9c187824c649 I'm more of a corkscrewist myself :P http://0.tqn.com/d/cleveland/1/0/s/s/-/-/corkscrew.jpg I'm a towerist: http://images.brisbanetimes.com.au/2010/08/10/1769591/1_towerterr...
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

If this really is taking place in the distant future, we should see some evidence of advanced technology eventually. Prediction: we will see such evidence when they reach the cake 4 . Oh oh...when I think of wedding cakes and advanced cities, this is what enters my mind: http://cs411431.vk.me/v4114...
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

If this really is taking place in the distant future, we should see some evidence of advanced technology eventually.

Prediction: we will see such evidence when they reach the cake4.
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:The voice-over stuff sounds great. But who's going to try to speak Beanish? Image


Anyone have any Inuit friends?
by Charm Quark
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Daily schizo-blitz update incoming! Cool post of the day: I made a quick thing to view everything thus far, and I'm working on making it auto-update. http://aubronwood.com/singlefileprojects/xkcd.php *gasp* The Book 8 of Aubron is born! Progress: Bottom of page 5, newpix 21: The First Shaking of...
by Charm Quark
Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

@Rule110 I'm looking forward to your take on The Talking Heads. They've been one of my favorite bands since I was a little molpy. Then I guess you'll have to... ...open this spoiler! Stick-Thighed and Rainless Based on " Crosseyed and Painless " by Talking Heads Lost some blood – Trying t...
by Charm Quark
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

And, Rule110, pppbbbbllllltttt. There are several Otters old enough to remember, and the level of curiosity among Otters in general assures that at least some of the young'uns are vaguely familiar with Kansas' major works. Besides, YouTube. And besides besides, knowing the originating song only hel...
by Charm Quark
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I have officially begun schizo-blitzing (ketchupping and blitzing at the same time)! This process may cause a complete collapse of my caffeinated, sleep-deprived mental state, but it's a risk I have to take. I'll include a progress report 2 every night when I molpy down. Here's my favorite post of m...
by Charm Quark
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ONG the road* again.

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*not actually a road
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time" TdF Update

Stage 13 A long flat run today. The rolling terrain makes for very fast riding. Normally that can be pretty boring with a few riders in front and the bunch holding together several minutes behind. Today, however was different. A very exciting day. Cavendish wins in a sprint followed by Sagan, then ...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Angelastic wrote:On the subject of misreading Eternal Density, how many of you have been misreading my username as Angeltastic all this time?


Oh, wow...I've been reading it as Angletastic. My quantitative background allowed me to recognize Eternal Density, but it heartlessly betrayed me here.
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh dear, maybe I should try and sigcourage Bad Hair Man a little. :( Hmmm...would it make sense to read a couple of pages every day starting from the beginning, but also stay ketchup'd in the present? The present is so 4 that I don't want to leave, but at the same time I do want to read the whole t...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmmm...would it make sense to read a couple of pages every day starting from the beginning, but also stay ketchup'd in the present? The present is so 4 that I don't want to leave, but at the same time I do want to read the whole thread. It would be an uncharacteristically slow process for a particle...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Big hairy chief can speak your language and ours, plus a third square one? Sounds like a much more reasonable explanation than what I came up with. Perhaps the newly drawn figure is revered by them as a god. The circle-lines by M&C signify them as "circle people," the triangles by Ted...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

xpatiate wrote:WHATTHECHIRPISTHATONG

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AHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :shock:

Spoiler:
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

GO ONG ? http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/223759e444e5e0a32d411f2fe963bec86331c3e7d448856c50f7fded20f9a0e9.png Wolpy down! https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSlQ5-_MOa4csKdqPzv5BmH5N65QlCmL858dJsAQWpwedEvJ8k1 Hmmm...challenging them to a jousting match with some weird, coat hange...
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

TimeLurker wrote:With his drawing stick leaning on his side, Cueball now looks like a tri-pod.


My thoughts exactly. An outsider tuning in now would think that occult Beanie magic is slowly turning Cueball into a spider.
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ExplainONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/c5e2893caca203afd514dff9555e4f1aa73a3941d22ffb74e0fd4ef04a5fe9e8.png Hmmm...could http://puu.sh/3Ahdo.png be the beanish word for sea? ETA: The dot, the open circle, and the line have all been spotted hanging on to multiple characters...the theory that th...
by Charm Quark
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

How can I wait* when the Earth is turning? How can I molpy down when Cueball is drawing? Common sense gets the better of me this time...I very reluctantly molpy down. http://puu.sh/3A5Uc.jpg And for the decree, I imagine Megan's thinking Really? that's how you think I look? *for it
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

We must use our eons judiciously. It's the longest unit of needle-pulled thing we have at our disposal, after all!
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Either the middle black line is her body, or she's been transformed into a beanish zombie and "yawn" is beanish for "BRAINS!!!"
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeah, I think Cueball did pretty well (top:Beanie-1, bottom: Cueball): http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=37670 Still I wonder whether they'll stay long enough to learn Beanish... beanish.png I still think (based on those pictures) that Cueball didn't get the last vowel (assu...
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Wow. Go Cueball. Image

Might the double horizontal lines be exclamation or emphasis punctuation?


Hmmm...perhaps Cueball didn't pronounce that vowel/letter quite right, so the Beanie is repeating the word with emphasis on that bit?
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: ᘛ - Beanish Update

New speech: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37655 http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37656 http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37657 http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=37658 It does indeed seem to be written clearly, much easier to grab the symbols from this on...
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmmm...I couldn't find any information on the average length of posts, unfortunately (although admittedly I wasn't as thorough as I could have been :oops: ). When there were 668 pages in the thread, I did this analysis , if you can call it that. Two million divided by forty posts per page and divid...
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Out of curiousity, has anyone measured how long the OTT is in terms of words or characters? I wonder how it compares to the holy texts of other major religions... Some analysis has been done, but it is not so simple, as much of the OTT gets quoted. Kieryn's Time dedication sciscitor's charts jjjdav...
by Charm Quark
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Out of curiousity, has anyone measured how long the OTT is in terms of words or characters? I wonder how it compares to the holy texts of other major religions...
by Charm Quark
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

By my count we have 20 characters. That is, if what appear to be diacritic markings count as separate characters, and if they do not, then 18 characters and four diacritics/punctuation marks. Of these characters (from the original 20 count) 8 have been repeated, and one (the 7) repeated 3 times. It...
by Charm Quark
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

By my count we have 20 characters. That is, if what appear to be diacritic markings count as separate characters, and if they do not, then 18 characters and four diacritics/punctuation marks. Of these characters (from the original 20 count) 8 have been repeated, and one (the 7) repeated 3 times. It...
by Charm Quark
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I want to believe it's brahmic (I speak Tamil, a brahmic language, so that would be awesome!), but the Inuktitut alphabet BlitzGirl posted makes a lot more sense. It has the same structural appeal as brahnic languages (in that you modify a base consonant character to add different vowels to it), plu...
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

THEORY: The writing actually looked a little familiar to me. It reminded me of some south and south east Asian writing systems. So I decided to do some searching and I found a few interesting things regarding xeno-orthography: Here which seems similar to this . ETA: I have not been able to match an...
by Charm Quark
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Kneeds medical attentiONG

Spoiler:
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Darn, ninja'd.
by Charm Quark
Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

megONG lookONG down http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/cfe6bc3c9b75926076c404ad5989cdc19bd4b44462963a1cf04b6f3eb4581d4b.png and now I must away. Wait well my friends. Edit: Is Megan looking at her leg or that rock in front of her? If it's her leg maybe the bleeding is worse now that she climbed up an...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

TelescopONG?

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by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

AscendONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/0b736a4dd5d640a58d6d73d29c18423d2e8d82087d95094523c4ff519924f6c7.png EDIT: Oooh yeah, the decree. Hopefully they find a fully functioning modern hospital that specializes in treating meowlpy wounds? Your first ONG? Here you go: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstat...
by Charm Quark
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

AscendONG

Image

EDIT: Oooh yeah, the decree. Hopefully they find a fully functioning modern hospital that specializes in treating meowlpy wounds?

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