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by jovialbard
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi jovialbard! Thank you! :D We've missed you these past couple wips, hope the basement has been okay! There are babies down here! And they come from my wife... weird. Very weird. Well, a baby. A baby has been hard enough, I can't imagine what plural babies would be like. No semen, cancer, or coffe...
by jovialbard
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1277: "Ayn Random"
Replies: 534
Views: 82916

Re: 1277: "Ayn Random"

Wow, what a thread to blitz! Whew. I love reading about Objectivism. It's just so fascinating. I'm in the Randall camp in that I agree with the first 90% of every sentence and am dumbfounded by the conclusions. It's interesting how one camp of Objectivists seems to desperately cling to the philosoph...
by jovialbard
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Went to the beach to see the sunset a few dips ago. No Time for a full sandcastle, but I did make this:

Spoiler:
Image


I'm going to step out of the basement for a second to say: Not bad, not bad at all.
by jovialbard
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: A short visit on business

mrob27 wrote:@jovialbard, listened to your song, very poignant! Is it based on a tune or lyrics written by another, or all your own creation?


It's entirely original, unless I copied something subconsciously.
by jovialbard
Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

I wrote this song back in the journey era... I guess I might as well release it, I doubt there's much more I'll be doing with it at this point. I have no instrumental skills, so it's entirely a cappella. Enjoy.
by jovialbard
Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

...I also had to pretend to be someone shallow and misogynistic who judges faithfulness from appearance alone, and I just felt so awful doing that that I just had to stop and embarrassingly admit to the psychology student who roped me into it that I just wasn't comfortable doing this at all. It sho...
by jovialbard
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"
Replies: 102
Views: 39048

Re: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"

More specifically, if everyone alive now would say they are in the 90% I would contend that they are either not very smart or they sincerely already believe that doomsday is imminent. I think I'm in the first 5%. Why? Because you look at the past and see the relentless advance of humanity, and thus...
by jovialbard
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"
Replies: 102
Views: 39048

Re: What-If 0065: "Twitter Timeline Height"

How about this: The Doomsday Argument is silly for the same reason that Xeno's Paradox isn't really a paradox. You're looking at it the wrong way. More specifically, if everyone alive now would say they are in the 90% I would contend that they are either not very smart or they sincerely already beli...
by jovialbard
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: Heavy Molpies

yappobiscuits wrote:Metal Molpies!


teehee

made my day.
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

No star wars or harry potter fans around here?

Apparently I'm not up on linux enough to recognize the ubuntu logo on sight...

eta: ninja'd by blitzgirl... of course

also, steakish Kieryn

goodbye for now?
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

SBN wrote:Once again, it's all related.
http://thedoghousediaries.com/5376


Ok, I think I know them all except the last one in the second row... assuming japan is just japan...
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

@ChronosDragon play Torchbearer instead! It's an old school style dungeon crawler and good fun! Also it doesn't require all that extra stuff. To play 4E you need dice, miniatures, a grid, and at least the Players Handbook and Monster Manual (eta: though as k.bookbinder said if you find a free adven...
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

165
But my boss just got 173... man knows how to whack a pinata.
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

Kieryn wrote:One thing I'm just noticing is there seem to be equal-width horizontal bands in the changes half. I wonder if this is a side-effect of some part of GLR's technique?

ETA: I'm a silly idiot. It's from the writing of course :)


Haha, it took me a minute to see what you meant, not an idiot at all.
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

Holy molpy balls! Those pictures are awesome! If you tilt a laptop monitor while looking at the top one it changes so that various different eras become more prominent :shock: I was trying to see if I could see cuegan anywhere... maybe the long night (no, no, that was mostly black, so it wouldn't sh...
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hmmm, I think mscha just created the first ever OTTification online performance art. Well, no, I guess castle clicker was first, but that's more of a full production than an act of performance art. Also, thanks for the graph Kieryn. I suppose you were just check from black to white, otherwise the fa...
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: Silly department!

more skyrim: Decree: share your progress in any game you want to talk about. skyrim: I'm also up to level 54 with Skyrim. With max smithing, enchantment, and stealth I can 1 shot anything (including ancient dragons) with my best bow. This also means I barely get any xp in my bow since it...
by jovialbard
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 32359

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

Maybe artificial intelligence has such a hard time catching up to human intelligence because human intelligence keeps advancing ahead of it. I don't believe we are any more intelligent than we were in the stone age, but we do have better tools and education. Of course, I base this statement on noth...
by jovialbard
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 32359

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

Creativity is a bad heuristic applied to achieve good results.
by jovialbard
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip>Having said that, I think it is likely that the sample is too small to completely decode it.<snip> That pretty much sums it up. We can make guesses. We can understand intents. But even in living well known languages it's often hard to translate. Rarely do two words have exactly the same meani...
by jovialbard
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

skyrim talk: Papal decree: finally last night I got around to finishing the main quest in Skyrim... after that I followed the Companions quests for a little bit and became a werewolf. Not sure what to do now. You quickly complete all the quests and cure it so that you can go back to sleeping restful...
by jovialbard
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: Silly department!

Decree: share your progress in any game you want to talk about. c**kies: I'm also up to 500MCpS but I decided to cheat :) I also learned something new, if you reset your game with a lot of cookies you get Heavenly Chips, each Heavenly Chip boosts your cookie output by an additional 5%, I ha...
by jovialbard
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

@yappobiscuits : The spike of white during the Sandcastle Eon is the close-up of Megan holding the mini-trebuchet, I suppose. Then what's the spike of black (pre-fade)??? (eta: I thought that might have been what the trebuchet was... but yeah, that' definitely mostly white...) Another interesting g...
by jovialbard
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

Can't decide if I want to contribute to the outside or the OTT... write more book or write more ottifiction? try to write songs or write more ottodies? Well either way I should probably get some outside work done first.

Oo, I'm in a word search, neat!
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

I spent hours and hours trying to get to at least 1MCpS on cookie clicker and couldn't even do that, when ya'll were talking about multiple millions... so the castle game makes even less sense to me. And here I called myself a gamer. :? Oh look. Even Penny Arcade is talking about 16 MCpS :cry: cook...
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

Crossing web comic boundaries in a moment of "it's all related":

http://penny-arcade.com/2013/09/04/i-am-generating-16321332.2-cookies-per-second
by jovialbard
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: Or not redux

I can't sleep with unsolved problems. Changing the colour scheme based on user choice will not be difficult though it will require a page refresh. That's not surprising. Link to the info I found : http://www.centerkey.com/style/switcher/ Okay maybe I can coma now. Also I've designed a way to make N...
by jovialbard
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:
Spoiler:
Image

It is a machine gun! Watch out beanies!


Hmm, looks more like a chainsaw... have the beanies been punning again?
by jovialbard
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

Actually, I think I got the impression that you weren't that shy. Probably due to your audio file. It seemed to me that you were contributing without holding back. I guess you just made your times posting more worth it. Like I said, I think shy may be the wrong word. I'm eccentric and loud and dram...
by jovialbard
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

How do you see someone notable here in the OTT? With their permission, of course. Mine given of course. I must admit to some curiosity as to how I am perceived. Also, since I was outside a few NPs ago (when our outside selves were being discussed), I must confess to being a rather shy person as wel...
by jovialbard
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

you know the best otter related site name would be: chirpingmustard.com

eta: oh, and molpy down i suppose. I think that's the first time I've said that...
by jovialbard
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

EDIT: for the pope... It would not have fit in with the story, but I would have liked to have seen LaPetite work her magic on the sandcastle, turning it into a raft. I disagree, I think it would have been an excellent addition and would have helped the squished feeling at the end of the story. Righ...
by jovialbard
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

EDIT: for the pope... It would not have fit in with the story, but I would have liked to have seen LaPetite work her magic on the sandcastle, turning it into a raft. I disagree, I think it would have been an excellent addition and would have helped the squished feeling at the end of the story. Righ...
by jovialbard
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

So much for a slow wipend... time to skim the ketchup, hmm and maybe put some ketchup on some c**kies...
by jovialbard
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

I got 99 c**kies but a ch*rp ain't one. Because the kittens ate all the chirpys. 32MCps.

Oh yes, the thread of Time has many phases, like those of the moon, only more colorful and melty. Like the moon on acid.
by jovialbard
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

I think c**kie should be an even stronger curse word than ch*rp. Good idea! We don't really have enough curse words. Yappo's/HES's happy molpy song would have been better with a few c**kies. I'm only at 11.9MC/s :( But I've only been playing for probably 8 hours total. I'm up to the Kitten Workers ...
by jovialbard
Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

I did read LotR and agreed with the author that "the book is too short" :o and this business of poignant poety sent between two time-travellers at different points in Time is just the sort of thing LotR would have if it were (epic) sci-fi rather than (epic) fantasy. ⋅  Lord of t...
by jovialbard
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

The passage of time leading up the the final landing could have also been played out better. I think a pan up and then watching the sky in time lapse for a while would have worked great. It also wouldn't be too much work, since the sky could be draw once and then just rotated around and around, mayb...
by jovialbard
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

azule -- well done, Sir. That was just the kind of geniusness we all needed today! EDIT: for the pope... It would not have fit in with the story, but I would have liked to have seen LaPetite work her magic on the sandcastle, turning it into a raft. I disagree, I think it would have been an excellen...
by jovialbard
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226925

Re: 1190: "Time"

:shock:

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