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by edfel
Wed May 29, 2013 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I continue to do more wiki maintenance, especially, as I've mentioned before, on the periods section. I just created a rather in-depth entry for the "Wow" Baobab period and in doing so discovered the need for any available vigilant wiki contributors to help make a few more suggested pages...
by edfel
Tue May 28, 2013 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Onward to the mountains! At last, they'll be turning terra incognita into map data :-)
The poll for the mountains name is still open, I've had Sierra Molpies for now. It's good, but there may be other ideas?
by edfel
Mon May 27, 2013 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I wonder whether the molpython ate the squirpy. It'd have a Squirpy-sized bump, no? Updated animations including the ONG posted in the next message: http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/molpysnake7.gif http://xkcd.mscha.org/tmp/molpysnake7d.gif The molpython didn't eat Squirpy because, not only is Squirpy too...
by edfel
Mon May 27, 2013 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> Is everyone else coma-ed out this early on Memorial Day? It's usually quite calm at this time of day H,1 (except for newpixbot, which might have its peak time around these hours). It's good for us Europeans: we can easily follow the thread while actually getting some outside work done :-) 1 ...
by edfel
Mon May 27, 2013 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I've been sort of following this thread for a while. I read the first 60 pages or so and then just checked in occasionally. It's been a very helpful companion to keeping an eye on Time itself. (I've been keeping the comic, the map, the list of periods from the wiki, the Aubronwood image viewer, and...
by edfel
Sun May 26, 2013 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time" - Matches and the Persistence of Emotion

I'm going to talk about the OTT and the lack of flames. I love the analysis! If you want to talk about the OTC, skip this post. I do think this post will be on-topic (as if anything in this thread is off-topic), but it does skim the edge. It is one of the amazing features of this thread that we hav...
by edfel
Sun May 26, 2013 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Megan, whatever you do,
Spoiler:
Don't steal its nut!
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edit: because flickr hotlinking does have some policies: the image is from http://www.flickr.com/photos/25238692@N02/2618597300/
by edfel
Sun May 26, 2013 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Some news about the map! I've made it undergo a strict diet to drop all these kb so that my free hosting plan would take me to the end of the month. The changes shouldn't be too visible, but there are more and more chances that old browsers would not read it. The link is now http://edfel.atwebpages....
by edfel
Sun May 26, 2013 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

charlie_grumbles wrote:speak-ONG to molpy?
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At last! We'll know if the markings, the campfire, the vineyard, all the stuff was made by humans or by molpies :) Tell us everything, molpy !
by edfel
Sat May 25, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The sea-journey period took days H ? How many newpix did that span? Good catch. This is the best indication of Inside time duration we've had so far. Unfortunately, this doesn't help us much. We've followed them along the sea for about 52 frames. But they left 89 frames earlier, before we had to en...
by edfel
Sat May 25, 2013 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

MountONGs! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/48482342ce20f89f4df54c55ff9512d0aa7e68b553de864f9313ec5dc3858be8.png So do we suppose the Mountains are distinct from the Hills and that the People in the Hills are elsewhere in these Hills, or that the Hills and the Mountains refer to the same places and...
by edfel
Sat May 25, 2013 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Boom De YadONG, Boom De YaDONG: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/b464af8966f7b348a90a654d61c3ffcb6aef406feb23051a12d4730137874828.png Boom De YadONG, Boom De YaDONG... Do the people in the hills have familiar markings to Cuegan? Sounds like it. It seems to indicate that they know how to read/write
by edfel
Sat May 25, 2013 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Here's the Present Present!
Not very original, I know, but I love to Boom De Yada!

I love this whole strip!
Each image's really cool!
Boom de Yada, Boom de Yada,
Boom de Yada, Boom de Yada!
by edfel
Fri May 24, 2013 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Another campONG site <snip> ETA2: I think this is one of my favorite frames, from an aesthetic perspective. The tree looks nice, and the campsite keeps the rest of the frame from being empty. But a bench does count as a structure if it's actually a molpyhut :wink: And yes, it is a very aestheticall...
by edfel
Fri May 24, 2013 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

By the way, I'd like to say thanks to whoever it was earlier that recommended 1/0 . I finished (OtherBlitzed?) the archives over the last few days, and then proceeded to read the author's current comic ( Leftoversoup ) from the beginning up to present day last night. I think it's fair to say that I...
by edfel
Fri May 24, 2013 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Also, a song: Bong it # Gong it # Dong it # Hats us # * * * * * * * * # Harder # Louder # Longer # Smarter * * * * * * * * Many # Thousands # Our # Never # * * * * * * * * # Newpix # Later # Wait is # Over * * * * * * * * Bong it # Gong it # Dong it # Hats us # * * * * * * * * # Harder # Louder # L...
by edfel
Thu May 23, 2013 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

@Everyone: "BlitzGirl numbers," and an important reminder. i don't mean to be rude, but I think we need to stop a moment and ask ourselves: What is this thread about? Inflating our egoes by comparing which one of us can provoke a certain user into responding to our posts the most, or ...
by edfel
Thu May 23, 2013 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Flotter wrote:yOuNG:
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Doesn't it look like it's human made?
Maybe some sort of roasting stick?
I predict encounter with other humans in 15np :)
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip><except>I do like this idea, that would be a good data set to see : )</except></snip> In fact, the graph has already been drawn some time ago (I remember this huge fig which never loaded on my poor machine), all we need to do is run a distance algorithm on the updated data... edit: coma time ...
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Another avatar for someone who didn't.... I mean, I kept looking at your avatar, edfel, and couldn't help but see it as an Afro. So, I Afrocized it. edfel.jpg lol! Knowing the original character (google image "armand de maupertuis"), it seems... er ... unlikely to ever see him with this k...
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

We can look for quote distances between people. e.g. BlitzGirl quoted BuffyGirl so the BlitzGirl - BuffyGirl quote distance is 1, BuffyGirl quoted Helper but BlitzGirl did not quote Helper so the BlitzGirl - Helper distance is 2, etc. I'm sure Kieryn could put that into his analytics engine without...
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA: Thinking on it though, you can use any data set to abuse anything really. All the project would do would show how many people link you to another person. You don't need to list through what sites or by what people you are linked to. You could have the controlling log in something like Google s...
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

James Burke's Bacon number is 3 James Burke and Omri Katz appeared in Speed. Omri Katz and Cathy Moriarty appeared in Matinee. Cathy Moriarty and Kevin Bacon appeared in Digging to China. Yes, but what's the Erdős-Bacon number? I guess we could do Seven Degrees of Blitzgirl or even a Blitzg...
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

James Burke's Bacon number is 3 James Burke and Omri Katz appeared in Speed. Omri Katz and Cathy Moriarty appeared in Matinee. Cathy Moriarty and Kevin Bacon appeared in Digging to China. Yes, but what's the Erdős-Bacon number? I guess we could do Seven Degrees of Blitzgirl or even a Blitzg...
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

James Burke's Bacon number is 3 James Burke and Omri Katz appeared in Speed. Omri Katz and Cathy Moriarty appeared in Matinee. Cathy Moriarty and Kevin Bacon appeared in Digging to China. Yes, but what's the Erdős-Bacon number? I guess we could do Seven Degrees of Blitzgirl or even a Blitzgirl-...
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A visual of the different zoom levels we have seen Megball at: http://imageshack.us/a/img43/7155/sizeadj.png The first two are from the pre-expansion era, the third from after the expansion, the fourth from recently when they saw the baobab trees, and the last two from when they were walking along ...
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

YESCUEB ONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/adac2c8616ed9633aa3c2744085a9a33d1ddd777ea946d7d0bea19269ea5692d.png That makes complete sense. Hmm... maybe it's a suntree? It... it does?! Cueball, sometimes you just shouldn't open your mouth at all, because when you do, we see glazed babies. Of cours...
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

foilman wrote:BONG!
Spoiler:
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It's definitely looking at them.


Megan wrote:Definitely photoshoped
by edfel
Wed May 22, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Have we concluded Megan and Cueball are illiterate? Speculation, sure. Conclusion - not so much. Since they seem to have so little relations with other groups of people, it can very well be a different language they do not understand. It doesn't mean they don't have their own system of writting (&q...
by edfel
Tue May 21, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<quotes snipped. In short: wait for it > Well, yes. But it's the waiting for it that's the important constraint. Six centuries would be a conservative estimate for the age of these trees. The earliest it would be plausible for anyone to have cultivated one outside its native region is about three c...
by edfel
Tue May 21, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm back :) How do you call it when you ketchup by skimming through half the pages, and come back to the present while trying to get a complete ketchuping done in parallel? "hopeless"? Anyway: Also, by the power vested in me by myself when nobody was looking, taken for the sole purpose of...
by edfel
Fri May 17, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BINGBANGBONG

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by edfel
Fri May 17, 2013 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Aw, it's not nearly as much fun when you can tell what they are without ENHANCE.

Well, I guess they look a lot like previous enhanced molpies... just adult size :twisted:
by edfel
Thu May 16, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> I heard you like comics, so I put a comic in your thread about your thread about a comic: http://s1.directupload.net/images/130516/fldpbgfj.png That's great !! But wait.. a comic‽ We should start a thread to talk about it! So anyone with an idea of a comic could post in And we could start a ...
by edfel
Thu May 16, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip>Edit:<snip> Screw my stupid spoof - I'm deleting it. Hey, no! That was a good one! :) If you don't put it back, I'll be happy to be one of the few lucky ones who got a chance to read it, but others can be interested too.. (btw the other version is good too, with a different style!)
by edfel
Thu May 16, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I think this may be the nearest we've gotten to a flamewar in the OTT. Localized grammar is such a touchy subject :) Just for fun then. What does everyone call this? [img] wheeled_thing.jpg [/img] Not sure if the UK folks will have as much interest, but there are apparently some regional/chronologi...
by edfel
Thu May 16, 2013 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Ketchup... unordered and incomplete, but it's still sold with the label "ketchup" <snip> No no no :oops: 'Tis not my map. This map was created by the holy cartographer edfel, who has been absent as of late, I'm sorry to note. <snip> Holy catographer :) That makes me think of Le Petit Princ...
by edfel
Tue May 14, 2013 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I like this area :) Only 1k np or so before they reach a proper forest :D
by edfel
Mon May 13, 2013 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> 3 3 Because when the slower-than-realtime presentation of the OTC meets the narrative convention of showing travel much faster than realtime, 4 who knows how it will work out? If they travel for in-world "days," we might be watching for outside "years," unless some altera...
by edfel
Mon May 13, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

efbb2503c8ONG!
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