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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:01 pm UTC

If it weren't for the spoiler potential, I'd suggest Flado's avatar change to 'Keep calm and RUN.'

I wonder if the pokémolp is still around.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby frakhorsestaplers » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:05 pm UTC

foilman wrote:DescendONG
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I thought Pricklymolp might be hiding in the shadows, but upon further examination that's just the rocks from the previous Pricklymolp encounter. Looks like there's a mysterious molpy disappearance...

ETA: Um...hm. Papal decree...Cuegan's reluctance to swim in the river makes sense if they're used to "swimming" in Dead Sea like conditions. They've probably experienced what it's like to have any sort of an open sore in such a body of water (hint: it's blindingly painful). The continuing rise of sea level is likely to give Cuegan some nasty problems soon; this map shows they're about halfway down to the elevation of the Wowtrees, and I'm guessing the water is about to the level of the dunes by now (at most).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:07 pm UTC

I'll be leaving for a while, off to Britain once again, this time for a bit longer than just a weekend. I'll probably be able to keep up with the OTC, but following the OTT will be difficult.

I wish y'all a good time analysing the OTC and see y'all in two weeksH, *. Bye.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:10 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:Happy 600 Yappo! Here is a cake with exactly 600 pieces of peanut butter cups, or so I am told.
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Indeed, happy 600th, yappo!
But k.bookbinder, you should ask your money back. An estimate: in the lower layer, we can count about 15 pieces, so the circumference is about 30. That's a radius of 30/2π ≈ 4.77. There are about 7 layers, so the volume is approximately 7×π×4.77² ≈ 500. Image
Ah, but once you've cut it up for serving, there will be more pieces.

frakhorsestaplers, you have your quote and spoiler tags interlaced and it's messing up the display. Please fix it. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:12 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Tatiana » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:13 pm UTC

Q: Why hate on stuff that's so easy to skip over if you don't want to read it?
Q: Why risk damaging the wonderful feeling of community and camaraderie on the OTT with bossing people around?

QED: 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-bossing is out. However, meta-meta-meta-bossing is allowed again. All odd-numbers-of-metas-bossing are allowed while even-numbers-of-metas-bossing-including-zero are strictly prohibited. Got that? ;)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby adnapemit » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:17 pm UTC

The flora and fauna seem even more strange since now we know where they are located. I wonder if they all migrated from Madagasca :D . Maybe They were introduced by people because they were the only thing that could survive in the newly created environment.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gedeon » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:20 pm UTC

adnapemit wrote:The flora and fauna seem even more strange since now we know where they are located. I wonder if they all migrated from Madagasca :D . Maybe They were introduced by people because they were the only thing that could survive in the newly created environment.
:( Must coma now but... happy page 1190!... since I will be deep in coma when it occurs.


What is exactly connecting to Madagascar (except baobab trees)?

We have european hedgehog and european squirrel. Cat is probably from Africa, as eurasian lynx seems too small. Oh, and european vitis vinifera.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:24 pm UTC

Tatiana wrote:Q: Why hate on stuff that's so easy to skip over if you don't want to read it?
Q: Why risk damaging the wonderful feeling of community and camaraderie on the OTT with bossing people around?

QED: 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-bossing is out. However, meta-meta-meta-bossing is allowed again. All odd-numbers-of-metas-bossing are allowed while even-numbers-of-metas-bossing-including-zero are strictly prohibited. Got that? ;)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby frakhorsestaplers » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:24 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:
mscha wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:Happy 600 Yappo! Here is a cake with exactly 600 pieces of peanut butter cups, or so I am told.
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Indeed, happy 600th, yappo!
But k.bookbinder, you should ask your money back. An estimate: in the lower layer, we can count about 15 pieces, so the circumference is about 30. That's a radius of 30/2π ≈ 4.77. There are about 7 layers, so the volume is approximately 7×π×4.77² ≈ 500. Image
Ah, but once you've cut it up for serving, there will be more pieces.

frakhorsestaplers, you have your quote and spoiler tags interlaced and it's messing up the display. Please fix it. :)


Thanks for that, I wasn't sure if it was a loading error or not.

Tatiana wrote:Q: Why hate on stuff that's so easy to skip over if you don't want to read it?
Q: Why risk damaging the wonderful feeling of community and camaraderie on the OTT with bossing people around?

QED: 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-bossing is out. However, meta-meta-meta-bossing is allowed again. All odd-numbers-of-metas-bossing are allowed while even-numbers-of-metas-bossing-including-zero are strictly prohibited. Got that? ;)


...bossing?

Gedeon wrote:
adnapemit wrote:The flora and fauna seem even more strange since now we know where they are located. I wonder if they all migrated from Madagasca :D . Maybe They were introduced by people because they were the only thing that could survive in the newly created environment.
:( Must coma now but... happy page 1190!... since I will be deep in coma when it occurs.


What is exactly connecting to Madagascar (except baobab trees)?

We have european hedgehog, european squirrel, and a cat that can easily be european lynx. Oh, and european vitis vinifera.


The historic popularity of the Madacascar theory is probably the reason behind continued references to it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gedeon » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:27 pm UTC

frakhorsestaplers wrote:
The historic popularity of the Madacascar theory is probably the reason behind continued references to it.

It's nearing 6 am...the prospect of a coma is drawing ever closer.


Yeah, I guess that's it. But no wonder baobabs are there, it's quite dry and hot in the basin-ideal climate for baobabs.

2:30 PM here... and hot as hell. It was a fairly mild summer till last week, but now the heat wave is comONG.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:32 pm UTC

Tatiana wrote:...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-bossing is out. However, meta-meta-meta-bossing is allowed again. All odd-numbers-of-metas-bossing are allowed while even-numbers-of-metas-bossing-including-zero are strictly prohibited. Got that? ;)


Now imagine that speech with the voice of Ms. Abigail Sciuto.

(can't get the grin out of my face.)

Edit: Ouch, got Abby's last name totally wrong.
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Postby HES » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:33 pm UTC

svenman wrote:As for the whales, maybe they can be trained to act like ships and use the locks? Just kidding.

I've seen a family of swans successfully navigate a series of locks. (Whether it was their intention or if they just got trapped, well, probably the latter. But shhh)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:33 pm UTC

Gedeon wrote:
adnapemit wrote:The flora and fauna seem even more strange since now we know where they are located. I wonder if they all migrated from Madagasca :D . Maybe They were introduced by people because they were the only thing that could survive in the newly created environment.
:( Must coma now but... happy page 1190!... since I will be deep in coma when it occurs.

What is exactly connecting to Madagascar (except baobab trees)?

Pretty much only the Baobabs, but it was a much stronger connection than most others. Sure, there are no squirpies on Madagascar, but it doesn't take much to introduce a few. But the Grandidier's Baobab absolutely only appears on Madagascar, and won't easily appear elsewhere – certainly not as mature and thriving as we've seen them.
Of course, now that we know that we're 10,000+ years in the future, that argument loses much of its validity; especially now that we know that were in the Mediterranean basin.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NetWeasel » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:33 pm UTC

foilman wrote:DescendONG
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Re: Squeezing the bottle to get the last bits out

Postby Gedeon » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:34 pm UTC

HES wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:Some power dams do, in fact, pump water back uphill in the nighttime when power is cheap and release it during the day when power is expensive. It is economically efficient, but not from a physics standpoint.

More importantly, the turbines can be started up in seconds to respond to power spikes that fuel-burning plants cannot react to. Yes, they have negative efficiency, but the effect on the power network is positive as you can reduce wasted energy at the other plants.


I think of them as large water-based batteries.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:48 pm UTC

[N_B]Cueball and Megan continue their mad dash down the escarpment. As the OTT approaches NP 1189, Randall modifies his next planned newpix to show them standing at the edge of rippling water with a white beret bobbing on it. A burst of panic floods the OTT, and with 39 posts on NP 1190, the mods suspend activity. A moderator posts the last newpix as the very last post of NP 1190, Cueball holding the wet beret, saying, "Oh, no..." The comic page ceases to update, and the alt-text changes to "Oh, no..." Randall collects $1 from a friend who bet him he couldn't make a thread as long as the comic number. Thus ends Time.[/N_B]
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Tatiana » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:49 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
Tatiana wrote:Q: Why hate on stuff that's so easy to skip over if you don't want to read it?
Q: Why risk damaging the wonderful feeling of community and camaraderie on the OTT with bossing people around?

QED: 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-bossing is out. However, meta-meta-meta-bossing is allowed again. All odd-numbers-of-metas-bossing are allowed while even-numbers-of-metas-bossing-including-zero are strictly prohibited. Got that? ;)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Pikrass » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:50 pm UTC

CasCat wrote:
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Please fix your link (goat of NP 1184), it's pointing to time.png. :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:52 pm UTC

Tatiana wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:
Tatiana wrote:
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Q: Why hate on stuff that's so easy to skip over if you don't want to read it?
Q: Why risk damaging the wonderful feeling of community and camaraderie on the OTT with bossing people around?

QED: 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-bossing is out. However, meta-meta-meta-bossing is allowed again. All odd-numbers-of-metas-bossing are allowed while even-numbers-of-metas-bossing-including-zero are strictly prohibited. Got that? ;)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby CasCat » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:59 pm UTC

Pikrass wrote:
CasCat wrote:
Spoiler:
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Please fix your link (goat of NP 1184), it's pointing to time.png. :wink:


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Re: Squeezing the bottle to get the last bits out

Postby NetWeasel » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:00 pm UTC

With the theoretical Locks of Hercules Project, energy generation is secondary -- if it can be done without cocking everything else up, all the better. If not, the you don't.

For the Heavy Saline SiphonTM -- map the current flow, wrap a {that shape}ed pipe around it, seal the seam, but not the ends. That should not stop the flow. THEN build the rail/dam/locks structure over it.

The main question as to the success or failure of the project is this: Are you going to listen to some hippy-eco-green Greek fisherman whining about his "livelihood," or are you going to listen to that nice gentleman with the chalet on the French Riviera, which he generously lent you for your re-election campaign fundraiser gala?

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1. Bond villian created huge underwater gates south of Florida to block the Gulf Stream, and will send Europe into an early ice age unless he is paid ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

2. If you replaced the Panama Canal with a 10km wide open ditch, what would happen?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby sford » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:00 pm UTC

Molpy UP

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby foilman » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:01 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:01 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Gedeon wrote:
adnapemit wrote:The flora and fauna seem even more strange since now we know where they are located. I wonder if they all migrated from Madagasca :D . Maybe They were introduced by people because they were the only thing that could survive in the newly created environment.
:( Must coma now but... happy page 1190!... since I will be deep in coma when it occurs.

What is exactly connecting to Madagascar (except baobab trees)?

Pretty much only the Baobabs, but it was a much stronger connection than most others. Sure, there are no squirpies on Madagascar, but it doesn't take much to introduce a few. But the Grandidier's Baobab absolutely only appears on Madagascar, and won't easily appear elsewhere – certainly not as mature and thriving as we've seen them.
Of course, now that we know that we're 10,000+ years in the future, that argument loses much of its validity; especially now that we know that were in the Mediterranean basin.


According to the first What-if regarding draining the oceans, a 3 km drop in sea level would drain the Mediterranean, in much the way described (or so it appears to me, based on the GLR's map), and also connect Madagascar to Africa. Therefore, the migration of baobab may become more likely as fauna are now capable of crossing the newly formed land bridge. That might explain why there are now baobabs in the Mediterranean. Also, with a total drop in sea level, the climate in the Mediterranean might be more suitable for baobabs as well.
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ONG dialog

Postby CasCat » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:02 pm UTC

Is he talking to the Prickly-molpy?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby frakhorsestaplers » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:05 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
mscha wrote:
Gedeon wrote:
adnapemit wrote:The flora and fauna seem even more strange since now we know where they are located. I wonder if they all migrated from Madagasca :D . Maybe They were introduced by people because they were the only thing that could survive in the newly created environment.
:( Must coma now but... happy page 1190!... since I will be deep in coma when it occurs.

What is exactly connecting to Madagascar (except baobab trees)?

Pretty much only the Baobabs, but it was a much stronger connection than most others. Sure, there are no squirpies on Madagascar, but it doesn't take much to introduce a few. But the Grandidier's Baobab absolutely only appears on Madagascar, and won't easily appear elsewhere – certainly not as mature and thriving as we've seen them.
Of course, now that we know that we're 10,000+ years in the future, that argument loses much of its validity; especially now that we know that were in the Mediterranean basin.


According to the first What-if regarding draining the oceans, a 3 km drop in sea level would drain the Mediterranean, in much the way described (or so it appears to me, based on the GLR's map), and also connect Madagascar to Africa. Therefore, the migration of baobab may become more likely as fauna are now capable of crossing the newly formed land bridge. That might explain why there are now baobabs in the Mediterranean. Also, with a total drop in sea level, the climate in the Mediterranean might be more suitable for baobabs as well.


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The Mediterranean isn't nearly drained enough to match up with the map shown in-comic. If the draining happened and was followed by evaporation of the remaining Mediterranean, it would be possible.

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Re: Squeezing the bottle to get the last bits out

Postby charlie_grumbles » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:05 pm UTC

NetWeasel wrote:
For the Heavy Saline SiphonTM -- map the current flow, wrap a {that shape}ed pipe around it, seal the seam, but not the ends. That should not stop the flow. THEN build the rail/dam/locks structure over it.

Nice post, but don't forget that you have to take the ends deep (1km) if you are going to raise the level (hence the pressure) on the Atlantic side.
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Re: ONG dialog

Postby mscha » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:08 pm UTC

CasCat wrote:Is he talking to the Prickly-molpy?
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Yup.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:09 pm UTC

frakhorsestaplers wrote:The Mediterranean isn't nearly drained enough to match up with the map shown in-comic. If the draining happened and was followed by evaporation of the remaining Mediterranean, it would be possible.

Yes. The water in the Med can't reach the drain, since the Straits are relatively shallow. Bit of seepage maybe. And yes, evaporation would eventually do it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:11 pm UTC

Can't remember who it was, but sometime ago there was a post with a picture of the waterfall scene with the water level up about half of the cliff face (to around where the 2nd fall terminates). I think this is a good prediction... I think they will pause to look over the falls once more ... this will be in about 5-8 newpix I think.

The exact level of the water I'm not sure... my guess is about a 1/3 of the way up.

The question on my mind is whether they will continue to the hill-crest of frame GW-1795 ("I think I can almost see the sea from here") before they turn off on the new course.

It makes sense that they will do that, because it's probably the first point they can get a really good panoramic view and plan their final route.

If they do stop to look across the vista, I'm predicting a major WOW moment at that point as they see for the first time how much the lower-lying lands have changed. The sea will no longer be distant, but will pretty much surround them and they will see scattered islands everywhere.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SPACKlick » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:16 pm UTC

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adnapemit wrote:The flora and fauna seem even more strange since now we know where they are located. I wonder if they all migrated from Madagasca :D . Maybe They were introduced by people because they were the only thing that could survive in the newly created environment.
:( Must coma now but... happy page 1190!... since I will be deep in coma when it occurs.

What is exactly connecting to Madagascar (except baobab trees)?

Pretty much only the Baobabs, but it was a much stronger connection than most others. Sure, there are no squirpies on Madagascar, but it doesn't take much to introduce a few. But the Grandidier's Baobab absolutely only appears on Madagascar, and won't easily appear elsewhere – certainly not as mature and thriving as we've seen them.
Of course, now that we know that we're 10,000+ years in the future, that argument loses much of its validity; especially now that we know that were in the Mediterranean basin.

According to the first What-if regarding draining the oceans, a 3 km drop in sea level would drain the Mediterranean, in much the way described (or so it appears to me, based on the GLR's map), and also connect Madagascar to Africa. Therefore, the migration of baobab may become more likely as fauna are now capable of crossing the newly formed land bridge. That might explain why there are now baobabs in the Mediterranean. Also, with a total drop in sea level, the climate in the Mediterranean might be more suitable for baobabs as well.

Except we dont' have a drop in ocean levels, just the sealed Mediterranean. So our options are,
1) Grandidier's Baobab was actively introduced to eurasiafrica at some point
2) Digitata Baobab took an odd convergent evolutionary pathway in a new envrionment.
3) GLR thought Baobabs looked cool and wanted to draw them ignoring the biological ramifications.

(biology identifiable so far 1) some species of hedgehog/porcupine. Not useful for pinpointing location. 2) Lucky, probably panthera. Europe has no native Panthera species, so it's probably a migrated Panthera Pardus subspecies. 3) The snake is likely a stubby calabar (i can think of no other snake without distinct head or tail) which would also suggest african migration.)

All in all it looks like the med drained and has an outside time africa type ecosystem which has led to a lot of african migrant animals and trees.

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Re: Squeezing the bottle to get the last bits out

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:18 pm UTC

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For the Heavy Saline SiphonTM -- map the current flow, wrap a {that shape}ed pipe around it, seal the seam, but not the ends. That should not stop the flow. THEN build the rail/dam/locks structure over it.

Nice post, but don't forget that you have to take the ends deep (1km) if you are going to raise the level (hence the pressure) on the Atlantic side.

How come the salty water is flowing back now? There must be some effect we are not considering.

Also, if the salinity of the Mediterranean sea was increased slowly enough it might not effect sealife too much. A higher salinity would mean the return pipe doesn't have to be 1 km deep.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:20 pm UTC

I predicted they'd say that to Lucky, but Lucky ran away too fast.

Re the dam: to get the outflow you need, carry out a social media campaign showing that the Atlantic is much cooler than the Mediterranean (which it is!). The denser water will then flow by peer pressure.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby akacat » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:21 pm UTC

frakhorsestaplers wrote:Or it could just be some kind of disinfectant/superglue combo that sealed the wound and cleaned it. Assuming imminent death for Megball seems illogical until further evidence is presented.

Predicting imminent death for Megball is a tradition here. Predicting imminent death for Time is also a tradition, and a bit of a superstitious ward.

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Not to worry; a good sunny napping-rock is *important* to meowpies. Even big meowpies. I'm sure he'll circle around back up again. (But I hope he's good at ladders, when the sea starts coming in....)

I've seen my own meowlpies climb ladders. The ladders weren't completely vertical, but given the general skill plus a keyboard's ability to climb trees I don't think it'll have too much trouble. Besides which, I've seen meowlpies levitate when the option was to get wet.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sprocket » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:22 pm UTC

"don't get stuck" cuz getting stuck or not can be planned. You can try not get stuck, sure. Most of the time you're trying not to get stuck.

What's interesting to me is sense of time and decision making. As a kid, when I was walking in the woods with friends, when we'd explore, we'd have a sense of boundaries. No one told us "don't go past this" or whatever, but you'd be out and you'd get a sense of how long it took you to get where you are, and how if you go much further you wouldn't be able to get home for dinner and people would worry, and you' get in trouble. But it's not like you spent the whole time planning around that eventuality, you just knew at some point that you shouldn't keep going, that you would end up too far away from home. Even when you were paying attention and you knew you'd only been going for an hour, and no one would find out if you crossed this road on your own, you just knew that was "too far" even if no one would be looking for you for the next four or five hours.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gedeon » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:22 pm UTC

Not completly related, but here is a nicely-frightening article with lots of pictures illustrating the power of water... when the turbine fails.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/09/the_sayanoshushenskaya_dam_acc.html

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NetWeasel » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:22 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:Can't remember who it was, but sometime ago there was a post with a picture of the waterfall scene with the water level up about half of the cliff face (to around where the 2nd fall terminates). I think this is a good prediction... I think they will pause to look over the falls once more ... this will be in about 5-8 newpix I think.

The exact level of the water I'm not sure... my guess is about a 1/3 of the way up.

Thanks... that was me.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:23 pm UTC

SPACKlick wrote:Except we dont' have a drop in ocean levels, just the sealed Mediterranean.

What could have happened is: the oceans are drained according to the what-if 53/54 scenario, some time in the next few thousand years, resulting in a map like this.
The changed climate leads to mass-extinction and the end of civilization. The Mediterranean Sea keeps shrinking due to the evaporation surplus. The portal is still open, and slowly the water falls back from Mars to the oceans on Earth.
At some point, the ocean level reaches the threshold of the Strait of Gibraltar (which might be altered due to the passing of time), and starts overflowing. That's where when we find our heroes.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby frakhorsestaplers » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:33 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
SPACKlick wrote:Except we dont' have a drop in ocean levels, just the sealed Mediterranean.

What could have happened is: the oceans are drained according to the what-if 53/54 scenario, some time in the next few thousand years, resulting in a map like this.
The changed climate leads to mass-extinction and the end of civilization. The Mediterranean Sea keeps shrinking due to the evaporation surplus. The portal is still open, and slowly the water falls back from Mars to the oceans on Earth.
At some point, the ocean level reaches the threshold of the Strait of Gibraltar (which might be altered due to the passing of time), and starts overflowing. That's where when we find our heroes.


In that case, one of the languages being spoken is probably related to Dutch, given the universal reach of the Netherlands in What If 53/54.


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