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by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I think it's "how many people [something] are you?" Meaning more or less "how many of you (by the sea) are there?" That could be "numerous" as well coming down vertically. Greetings lokiparts :) Indeed, I didn't catch the "Y" of "many". [and... map ...
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

HumONGs ?
Image
Human people looking like you ?

[edit: a wild guess, "looking" could be "speaking", or anything, and "like" sounds like "are"...]
by edfel
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The big "I" is because that is an easy word she knows, so she emphasizes it. Like singing along a song where you get less vocal at parts you don't know very well, but loudly sing the parts you do know. And I want to highlight the extraordinary effort of GLR. Some nice landscapes, and the ...
by edfel
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Some speculations: - we have a definite confirmation that Beanish people have contacts with other people speaking Unglish. "Your language is like those spoken by th...". Several groups, or several languages? Are they the people in the hills or cousins of Cuegan's clan? My bet is on the lat...
by edfel
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I've just caught up a couple of days worth of frames... that's amazing. I left with the beanies drawing the sea rising, and it was pretty sure something exciting was about to come, but I never dreamed of such sights. I don't think we've ever seen so much novelty in the OTC in such a short period. I ...
by edfel
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A quick, non-language way to explain Cuegan's quest: They could also draw with sticks in the earth. First, their two silhouettes sitting on the beach, then the water rising while they made sandcastles, tyhen their walk to understand where the water is coming, etc. Doing this properly would take er....
by edfel
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Now that we're following the Beanies, maybe their language will appear in english, and if Cuegan ever come back, theirs would be in a new strangely-formed script :)
At least this one will be easy to decode (3 letters= wow, 4 letters= neat)
by edfel
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Thank you ONG. And now they'll all walk off. You think? But what if these people know something about what's happening to the sea? I don't think Cuegan will forget their objective so quickly. They may give up on it, though, if they can't understand Beanish. They could try hand-gestures. I'd love to...
by edfel
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Or maybe we've simply entered the dusty area, Cuegan will enter from the left in a dim grey.
by edfel
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

[sorry if this has already been discussed] Did you notice the strangeness of the structure? What do you conclude? As I see it, there's this instrument 4q high set on a triangular scaffold, with a rectangular scaffold around it to see/use it and shelter it. From the independence of the structures, I...
by edfel
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Darts, I've missed the new tower revolution. Before the mention of weapon, I first thought of "clack towers" from Terry Pratchett (for those who don't know (are there any??), they are towers relaying light-encoded signals from city to city) http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4666335182_da...
by edfel
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

[warning: post with aboslutely no structure below, but partialy on topic] Happy 1000 everyone! next milestone: 10,000! (and the one after: 13291) That's roughly 16 posts per np... Wow, and Neat [and Yeah!] Great Gif't, kenmelken! Thanks :) Boom de yada! Yeah, a Blitzgirl original present present TM ...
by edfel
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

There are strong clues, minor ones, some stuff I choose because it's simpler this way, and the rest is random guessing. Late Edit! I misread the question, I thought it was about the last turn to the north, but it actually is about the first one. So it's quite clear from frames 1073--1077: they arri...
by edfel
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

[big]did anyone else notice the second planet in Aquarius?[/big]! I don't think anyone did... exciting!! I take a closer look on stellarium to see if that matches to anything... Hmm, actually, yes, it's already been seen. It matches Jupiter In the "13291 hypothesis" (see alignments on the...
by edfel
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

VoronX wrote: [big]did anyone else notice the second planet in Aquarius?[/big]!

I don't think anyone did... exciting!! I take a closer look on stellarium to see if that matches to anything...
by edfel
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

... I at least am ready to explain any "secret" behind anything I've made this far... [*raises hand from extreme back pew*] Dr. Edfel, regarding your excellent map, could you explain briefly how you determined Cuegan's direction(s) of travel based on the information presented in each fram...
by edfel
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107353
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Re: 1190: "Time"

That discussion about getting the hash makes me re-think about something, which could be resumed as http://xkcd.com/627/, but here it is anyway: I've seen several posts about not knowing how to do fancy things with computers, and being impressed at other's creations. I'm thinking image manips, scrip...
by edfel
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

WaitONG for Cueball to wake: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8a3fa2dc8b3bd2110c0007e2d033f462e215c057ff1080272a7d6a903424fe72.png This is how GLR punishes those that were getting bored when Cuegan walked... And for those who're not getting bored, that's not a punishment, so everything's fine :) no...
by edfel
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Ximenez wrote:Don't you think Megan is asleep now?

Looking at her wound, more likely (estimating the amount of blood she's lost, and whether she'll faint before Cueball wakes up and they get attacked by Lucky and his mates...)
by edfel
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Final update of the star trail! [with strange text superposition, ok...] Anyone's got time to look for the straightest line made by a star, and measure precisely the angle :D? http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=37366&sid=f42a55ff11e37c2503f58091ef735f40 out.png
by edfel
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

<snip> So it looks like night lasted exactly 100 np (a suspiciously round number), which would make it 8 hrs 20 min in comic time. That sound about right, cause people, me included, were figuring longer? To be honest I think this is just further evidence that time and location have no meaning, or a...
by edfel
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Your mistake was in using sand. Yes, semencoffeecancerbaconbabies is well known to be a much better building material. I don't know if it's the right time to start wondering about this again (it's been done extensively in the first hundred NPs, with the conclusions we know...) but just imagine: GLR...
by edfel
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi xkcd Timers. Been following most of the discussion here and especially like the astronomical / astrophysical analysis. But curious if anyone ever ruled out the possibility that cuegan are on a distant-future terraformed Mars or Venus. Curious if the axis of rotation and other observations could ...
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, it is said that the early chirpy chirps the worm... so in 10,000 years of evolutions, the chirpies have learned to chirp earlier and earlier. This one is not chirping one hour before dawn, but twenty-five hours!
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I think the reason for the change in light on the chirp frame is because of the huge shadow cast by the obviously giant bird just off the top of the frame. Obviously in the last 11000 years human activity wiped out most of the species on the planet before almost wiping themselves out. Now some bird...
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

OMR! Has the chirp blown away the clouds? Or is mustard creeping in?
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: random musings

According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 1600 magnitude 5 stars visible (and 4800 magnitude 6). Given that there is almost no light pollution and the Milky Way was brightly visible (usually becoming visible when magnitude 5 stars are visible), I would guess (even given that we are viewing on...
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

updated future animation (no I'm not moving to astrology after astronomy, so I'm not predicting what Cuegan will do...) sunrise4.gif [edit to add: it shows how hard it is, on a 2.5D cut, to detemine where lies the horizon. It should be above the heads of Cuegan, if the photographer is standing, but ...
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Updated prediction: More precisely, here is mscha's future animation (with 1/2 frame (to save space), colors instead of Cuegan, and constellation lines): http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=37335&sid=efd6603ceea78f3f171e0fe0dcd242b3 Redundant spoiler: sunrise.gif what else...
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

THEGREATSQUAREONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/76419d7fa04c6f0f411930086888ba93cc1955a707ffb628b3d75a264988d58b.png Updated prediction: the stars will start fading in 5np (starting by the lowest ones, at that time Cueball's head will be in the great square--unless he moves), and the last one wi...
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Charles Trenet - La Mer ( original ) La mer Qu'on voit monter Au large, de cette rivière Détruit notre château La mer Et donne son chapeau Au molpy... La mer Saveur café Reflète ces étoiles d'or Et puis les météors La mer Qu'on attend depuis L'infini... Voyez Sur la montagne Ces hau...
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So, we're in the middle of the night then? It means a couple of decapix until morning. We're 74 frames (excluding meteor) after sunset. Assuming 5 minutes per frame, that's just over 6 hours. Since it's supposedly early autumn, the night will be longer than 12 hours, so we're probably slightly unde...
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

snip I don't know how projections of the sperical night sky on a planar TimeFrame work, but maybe the apparent curvature of the path of the meteor can be used to calculate the effective distortions, assuming that the path was straight inside the OTC? Hmmm.... indeed, it could help. But that's assum...
by edfel
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Molpies can be stars, right?

Nice wiki-work, kenmelken! ... Really nice work indeed! /me thinks, that the wiki is becoming consistent enough for an ersatz of a blitz (dividing the necessary reading time by...50?, and catching most aspects of the disucssion. ... Molpy, Molpy, There You Are ... 4 Neat! ...Molp beneath the seaish...
by edfel
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Hey guys, did you notice the javascript !? I mean, actually, if it was possible to see the meteor live (which I didn't, sadly), then the javascript was able to retrieve these frames without overloading the server. Shouldn't it be possible to execute the same code for newpixbot? Or a "the-end-ju...
by edfel
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

...mustard star... ... as it turns out, was Zeta Sagittarii B, and not mustard at all. The real mystery is why it was removed. oops, indeed, I must have missed that part of the discussion. I've just realized that 30 minutes ago, and instead of looking in the OTT, I took all the time to patchwork a ...
by edfel
Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

It is possible that GLR has done the projection manually. Having the time laps under the eye, I don't know how this could be even remotely possible to do with such a precision without working on it fulltime for two months.... and if there's one thing I'm pretty sure of about GLR [apart from the fac...
by edfel
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Why is the night so LONG? http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/3dcf976ad94dd87337db60b95c9b9518435a9bd7ac35c77d3713a827bcc12e4d.png So that we can enjoy it all the more :) We've got a couple 2 of days H till sunrise... and we don't know how long they'll sleep after that... In the meantime, here's an up...
by edfel
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

A new moon isn't a black circle though - it's just when the sun and moon are rising and setting at the same time. The moon would be under the horizon at the same time as the sun. Indeed (cf. my point 2). So all we can say is that "no moon is present in the frame", which is sufficient to e...
by edfel
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Question: Everyone keeps saying that the moon has flown off. I'm not a scientist, but I saw a show that demonstrated how the moon keeps our planet on the axis it is on. It stated that after its inevitable escape from our planet, or planet would start to wobble and eventually life would be impossibl...

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