1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu May 09, 2013 7:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Thu May 09, 2013 7:01 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:Ever seen the salt flats, at least in OutsidePix?
Damn, ninjaed by Eutychus, and several agreers. That's what I get for comaing.


This would, again, feed the Dead Sea theory. Thanks to Eliram this theory is still in.

Hum. They would travel North, forward to the lake of Gennesaret (sometimes called Sea of Galilee... yet another Sea...).
Of course, about 150 km are a bit much for ol'Cueball. What's the next eyecatcher they would meet? It looks like they would be travelling the West bank...


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Thu May 09, 2013 7:03 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:wrONG
Spoiler:
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Hey, that's not right - your prediction about your prediction being wrong was right. Something is wrong.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Thu May 09, 2013 7:07 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:So hum, seeing as it looks like we'll be here a while, anyone got any plans for these yet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_in_the_30th_century

What, and miss a NewPix?!? :shock:
I have been looking forward to 2017 for quite some time now. I did see the partial about a year ago, easily.

Added: I am, in general, a big ol' astronomy geek, so, yeah.
Added²: Oh! Just finally noticed that's a '3' in the century number, not a '2'. Makes quite a difference, but makes my "miss a NewPix" comment even funnier, IMNSHO.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu May 09, 2013 7:08 pm UTC

descor wrote:
Kieryn wrote:wrONG
Spoiler:
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Hey, that's not right - your prediction about your prediction being wrong was right. Something is wrong.

I figured that's the only way I will ever get another right prediction.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Thu May 09, 2013 7:13 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
descor wrote:
Kieryn wrote:wrONG
Spoiler:
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Hey, that's not right - your prediction about your prediction being wrong was right. Something is wrong.

I figured that's the only way I will ever get another right prediction.

It would have been funnier if the prediction you thought was wrong actually was right. Then you'd be wrong about being wrong. That just feels right.

KarMann wrote:
Kieryn wrote:So hum, seeing as it looks like we'll be here a while, anyone got any plans for these yet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_in_the_30th_century

What, and miss a NewPix?!? :shock:
I have been looking forward to 2017 for quite some time now. I did see the partial about a year ago, easily.

Added: I am, in general, a big ol' astronomy geek, so, yeah.

I'll have to live till I'm 102 until there's another one where I live. The last was in 1999!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu May 09, 2013 7:15 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
descor wrote:
Kieryn wrote:wrONG
Spoiler:
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Hey, that's not right - your prediction about your prediction being wrong was right. Something is wrong.

I figured that's the only way I will ever get another right prediction.


*cough* Well, according to the NewPix subsequently displayed, they said...

Spoiler:
...nothing.


So, technically since you didn't qualify your prediction with the disclaimer, "at some point in the far, distant future of Time", your prediction implied the 'next' NewPix, and as such, was...

Spoiler:
...wrong.


...just saying'. :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu May 09, 2013 7:17 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Spoiler:
peewee_RotA wrote:
Ebonite wrote:
Rule110 wrote:
mikrit wrote:
Rule110 wrote:FAKEONG...
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I have travelled from page 568 to say this: absolutely wonderful! (I wonder if Lord Randall can make a better ending.)


Here's a more revealing zoom-out from that picture:

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I literally LOLed at this. Thanks. . .this made my afternoon! :D


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Damn -- work's filtering this one out. All I see is the word "image". Until I get home, I'll just have to Wait for It...


Maybe if it's hosted by something other than photobukkit? Try this:
Spoiler:
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LOL brilliant.


Thanks! Yes, I can now see that, and I must agree with your assessment: LOL, Brilliant, indeed!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 7:18 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:
Kieryn wrote:So hum, seeing as it looks like we'll be here a while, anyone got any plans for these yet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_in_the_30th_century

What, and miss a NewPix?!? :shock:
I have been looking forward to 2017 for quite some time now. I did see the partial about a year ago, easily.

Added: I am, in general, a big ol' astronomy geek, so, yeah.
Added²: Oh! Just finally noticed that's a '3' in the century number, not a '2'. Makes quite a difference, but makes my "miss a NewPix" comment even funnier, IMNSHO.

I remember seeing one in Minnesota as a lad, partial, I think; and a full one in Bozeman, Montana. I used all (the one roll) of my film leading up to it. And then stood there like a fool with a short telephoto hanging around my neck during the main event. wow And for all those who use "awesome" to describe a hamburger, a total solar is the one of the best definitions of "awesome" ever.....

edit spell describe correctly :oops:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Thu May 09, 2013 7:20 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Kieryn wrote:So hum, seeing as it looks like we'll be here a while, anyone got any plans for these yet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_in_the_30th_century

What, and miss a NewPix?!? :shock:
I have been looking forward to 2017 for quite some time now. I did see the partial about a year ago, easily.

Added: I am, in general, a big ol' astronomy geek, so, yeah.
Added²: Oh! Just finally noticed that's a '3' in the century number, not a '2'. Makes quite a difference, but makes my "miss a NewPix" comment even funnier, IMNSHO.

I remember seeing one in Minnesota as a lad, partial, I think; and a full one in Bozeman, Montana. I used all (the one roll) of my film leading up to it. And then stood there like a fool with a short telephoto hanging around my neck during the main event. wow And for all those who use "awesome" to descried a hamburger, a total solar is the one of the best definitions of "awesome" ever.....

My problem is I live to far north to ever see one :/ The one downside of living in Alaska.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Selcouth » Thu May 09, 2013 7:21 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:
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Man you would hate to come over to my house, then! In addition to being the cupcake girl.. I am also the spider lady. :mrgreen:


Unfortunately, this is true. I'll.... just stay away from your whole neighborhood.

pelrigg wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Kieryn wrote:So hum, seeing as it looks like we'll be here a while, anyone got any plans for these yet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_in_the_30th_century

What, and miss a NewPix?!? :shock:
I have been looking forward to 2017 for quite some time now. I did see the partial about a year ago, easily.

Added: I am, in general, a big ol' astronomy geek, so, yeah.
Added²: Oh! Just finally noticed that's a '3' in the century number, not a '2'. Makes quite a difference, but makes my "miss a NewPix" comment even funnier, IMNSHO.

I remember seeing one in Minnesota as a lad, partial, I think; and a full one in Bozeman, Montana. I used all (the one roll) of my film leading up to it. And then stood there like a fool with a short telephoto hanging around my neck during the main event. wow And for all those who use "awesome" to descried a hamburger, a total solar is the one of the best definitions of "awesome" ever.....


Read that too fast and saw "a total solar is the best hamburger ever."
....I still agree.

also hiya fellow astronomy geeks I AM ONE OF YOU

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Thu May 09, 2013 7:25 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Kieryn wrote:So hum, seeing as it looks like we'll be here a while, anyone got any plans for these yet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_in_the_30th_century

What, and miss a NewPix?!? :shock:
I have been looking forward to 2017 for quite some time now. I did see the partial about a year ago, easily.

Added: I am, in general, a big ol' astronomy geek, so, yeah.
Added²: Oh! Just finally noticed that's a '3' in the century number, not a '2'. Makes quite a difference, but makes my "miss a NewPix" comment even funnier, IMNSHO.

I remember seeing one in Minnesota as a lad, partial, I think; and a full one in Bozeman, Montana. I used all (the one roll) of my film leading up to it. And then stood there like a fool with a short telephoto hanging around my neck during the main event. wow And for all those who use "awesome" to describe a hamburger, a total solar is the one of the best definitions of "awesome" ever.....

edit spell describe correctly :oops:

The Minnesota one, early '78, maybe? Or the summer of '94? I was in Wisconsin for both of those. Hmm, might have been '79, I'll have to check that.

Added: Feb. 26, 1979 is what I meant. The other was May 10, 1994.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Thu May 09, 2013 7:26 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:So hum, seeing as it looks like we'll be here a while, anyone got any plans for these yet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_in_the_30th_century


Somewhat about newpix 7'779'980 ... no, no plans, yet. Meet?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Thu May 09, 2013 7:26 pm UTC

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I submit these 1, 2, as my CV and can provide references1 on request.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu May 09, 2013 7:36 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Kieryn wrote:So hum, seeing as it looks like we'll be here a while, anyone got any plans for these yet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_in_the_30th_century

What, and miss a NewPix?!? :shock:
I have been looking forward to 2017 for quite some time now. I did see the partial about a year ago, easily.

Added: I am, in general, a big ol' astronomy geek, so, yeah.
Added²: Oh! Just finally noticed that's a '3' in the century number, not a '2'. Makes quite a difference, but makes my "miss a NewPix" comment even funnier, IMNSHO.

I remember seeing one in Minnesota as a lad, partial, I think; and a full one in Bozeman, Montana. I used all (the one roll) of my film leading up to it. And then stood there like a fool with a short telephoto hanging around my neck during the main event. wow And for all those who use "awesome" to describe a hamburger, a total solar is the one of the best definitions of "awesome" ever.....

edit spell describe correctly :oops:

The Minnesota one, early '78, maybe? Or the summer of '94? I was in Wisconsin for both of those. Hmm, might have been '79, I'll have to check that.

Added: Feb. 26, 1979 is what I meant. The other was May 10, 1994.


Yes. May 10, 1994. I remember it well. I was living in the Detroit area, and because I'd gotten out of work late, I happened to still be driving as the eclipse was occurring, and got stuck in traffic behind an accident which occurred at an intersection because people were watching the eclipse instead of focusing on the road.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 7:40 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
I remember seeing one in Minnesota as a lad, partial, I think; and a full one in Bozeman, Montana. I used all (the one roll) of my film leading up to it. And then stood there like a fool with a short telephoto hanging around my neck during the main event. wow And for all those who use "awesome" to describe a hamburger, a total solar is the one of the best definitions of "awesome" ever.....

The Minnesota one, early '78, maybe? Or the summer of '94? I was in Wisconsin for both of those. Hmm, might have been '79, I'll have to check that.

Added: Feb. 26, 1979 is what I meant. The other was May 10, 1994.

Actually I'm older than that. I think it was the partial of Sept. 1960 that went through the middle of the US.
I was just on "Five Millennium (-1999 to +3000) Canon of Solar Eclipses Database" (http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/so ... Canon.html)
and that's the best fit.
Edit
And the Montana one was Feb 26, 1979.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Thu May 09, 2013 7:44 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:Yes. May 10, 1994. I remember it well. I was living in the Detroit area, and because I'd gotten out of work late, I happened to still be driving as the eclipse was occurring, and got stuck in traffic behind an accident which occurred at an intersection because people were watching the eclipse instead of focusing on the road.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu May 09, 2013 7:46 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
KarMann wrote:The Minnesota one, early '78, maybe? Or the summer of '94? I was in Wisconsin for both of those. Hmm, might have been '79, I'll have to check that.

Added: Feb. 26, 1979 is what I meant. The other was May 10, 1994.


Yes. May 10, 1994. I remember it well. I was living in the Detroit area, and because I'd gotten out of work late, I happened to still be driving as the eclipse was occurring, and got stuck in traffic behind an accident which occurred at an intersection because people were watching the eclipse instead of focusing on the road.


I got to watch clouds get dark Feb. 26, 1979, Pullman, WA. I was a poor college kid, that was as far as I could afford to go. Even without seeing the sun at all, there is something very emotional about darkness when it isn't supposed to be there. Now I'm a poor college parent, so I still can't afford to go see eclipses, but maybe someday.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 09, 2013 7:48 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
Spoiler:
HAL9000 wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Rule110 wrote:
mikrit wrote:
Rule110 wrote:FAKEONG...
Image

I have travelled from page 568 to say this: absolutely wonderful! (I wonder if Lord Randall can make a better ending.)


Here's a more revealing zoom-out from that picture:

Image

but where does the bacon come from?

Underwater vents at the bottom of the sea, of course. What do you think tube worms eat? Tofu?

So...
Image
okay, then.

This is one of my favorite image manips for a while. After all, it explains how the sea is made of so many different things.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu May 09, 2013 7:49 pm UTC

Selcouth wrote:Hmm. Can I be a Knight? Or, actually, I'm trying to think of a special title but failing. I haven't become known for anything on here yet.


Of course. Not doing anything is one of the main tenets of the Knights Temporal, so you should fit in quite nicely.

Kneel, oh Knight-to-be...

*taps on shoulders with Great Sword of +1 Awesomeness*

I, Sir Vincent, Lord Of Nominal Goodness, Defender Of Newpix Glory1 do hereby knight thee and welcome thee into the Knights Temporal. From this day forward, let it be hailed throughout the lands of TIme that you, Selcouth, are now a loyal Knight Temporal, and shall be known henceforth as Sir/Dame <insert your chosen name here>!

*gives token for knightly loot -- to be claimed at nearby knight concession stand*

Arise good knight! There is much nothing to be done, so let us be away to promptly not do that which does not need doing!

*sits back in cozy chair to Wait for It*



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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu May 09, 2013 7:50 pm UTC

Lyoug wrote:This is partly because my numbers are colored (synesthesia anyone?)
My only experience with synesthesia: In a prior year I had sung [some piece I can no longer recall the title of] in choir. It was one of many pieces, nothing special as goes the rest of the repetoire. The following year I was in a monestary in Italy where the cubicles each had a painting on the wall, many of which were very similar and not very inspring (Jesus on the cross, gushing blood from the abdomen in a stylistic manner). There were so many of them that it seems they were the output of a beginning painting class or something. But a few of them were different, of them a few were quite good.

In any case, one of them42 was identical to that song I had sung. Not "evocative", in the sense that the Pastoral Symphony (of Beethoven) is evocative of a spring day, not "descriptive" in the sense that the words and music described the scene. Not "linked" in the sense that I may have seen the picture while listening to that piece some time ago. No, identical, despite their being different media, different subjects, and different contexts. They were the same thing. It was the weirdest feeling - and it was not a fleeting moment either. I had never felt that kind of thing before, and never have since.

At the time, I did not know there was a word for it. I've since learned that it's not unheard of, though it is not all that common. It cannot be described; you just have to experience it to understand it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 7:54 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
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KarMann wrote:The Minnesota one, early '78, maybe? Or the summer of '94? I was in Wisconsin for both of those. Hmm, might have been '79, I'll have to check that.

Added: Feb. 26, 1979 is what I meant. The other was May 10, 1994.


Yes. May 10, 1994. I remember it well. I was living in the Detroit area, and because I'd gotten out of work late, I happened to still be driving as the eclipse was occurring, and got stuck in traffic behind an accident which occurred at an intersection because people were watching the eclipse instead of focusing on the road.


I got to watch clouds get dark Feb. 26, 1979, Pullman, WA. I was a poor college kid, that was as far as I could afford to go. Even without seeing the sun at all, there is something very emotional about darkness when it isn't supposed to be there. Now I'm a poor college parent, so I still can't afford to go see eclipses, but maybe someday.

I was a poor college student, too, hence the one roll of film, however it went right over us. It was cloudy during the first contact; then the clouds separated just before totality. Drama on top of it all. (Most profs let their classes out for the day; but I heard that others not only had class but also had tests that day :shock: )
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Thu May 09, 2013 7:54 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Spoiler:
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Rule110 wrote:
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Rule110 wrote:FAKEONG...
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I have travelled from page 568 to say this: absolutely wonderful! (I wonder if Lord Randall can make a better ending.)


Here's a more revealing zoom-out from that picture:

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but where does the bacon come from?

Underwater vents at the bottom of the sea, of course. What do you think tube worms eat? Tofu?

So...
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okay, then.

This is one of my favorite image manips for a while. After all, it explains how the sea is made of so many different things.

Dang, the sea has bacon? That would explain why Cueball said he had tasted better, it was salty bacon!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 09, 2013 8:01 pm UTC

And they're exiting flatland:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu May 09, 2013 8:05 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:
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KarMann wrote:The Minnesota one, early '78, maybe? Or the summer of '94? I was in Wisconsin for both of those. Hmm, might have been '79, I'll have to check that.

Added: Feb. 26, 1979 is what I meant. The other was May 10, 1994.


Yes. May 10, 1994. I remember it well. I was living in the Detroit area, and because I'd gotten out of work late, I happened to still be driving as the eclipse was occurring, and got stuck in traffic behind an accident which occurred at an intersection because people were watching the eclipse instead of focusing on the road.


I got to watch clouds get dark Feb. 26, 1979, Pullman, WA. I was a poor college kid, that was as far as I could afford to go. Even without seeing the sun at all, there is something very emotional about darkness when it isn't supposed to be there. Now I'm a poor college parent, so I still can't afford to go see eclipses, but maybe someday.

I was a poor college student, too, hence the one roll of film, however it went right over us. It was cloudy during the first contact; then the clouds separated just before totality. Drama on top of it all. (Most profs let their classes out for the day; but I heard that others not only had class but also had tests that day :shock: )


I missed a Chem exam to go see it, but it was okay as my prof. did too. (Only he flew to Winnipeg, so he actually saw it.) Where I lived/went to school we had sunshine, and a partial eclipse. so most classes went on normally, probably with most people not even noticing it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu May 09, 2013 8:06 pm UTC

slinches wrote:And they're exiting flatland:


Though we may never know it's true salty nature, the upcoming topography, I think, does suggest a salty flat expanse having been crossed. What has happened to our holy cartographers? Do we have a graphical representation of their journey thus far? It appears some of us still believe that they travel parallel to the river but perhaps they have long since journeyed in a perpendicular manner? Hence all the flat dryness?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mishka » Thu May 09, 2013 8:08 pm UTC

Techincally, 1190 is composed of more comic strips then the resto f Xkcd combined.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mishka » Thu May 09, 2013 8:08 pm UTC

Techincally, 1190 is composed of more comic strips then the resto f Xkcd combined.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

slinches wrote:And they're exiting flatland:

And unless they talk about what they traversed, we (the Waiters) will never really know if it was flood-plain, dry river-bed, or other. Just another mystery of "The Journey".
To add to: "Why do they talk so funny", "How long have they been traveling", "Do they know LaPetite", and "Will the Wait be worth it"1

1and I bet I get beat on for that last one*sigh*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu May 09, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:
slinches wrote:And they're exiting flatland:

And unless they talk about what they traversed, we (the Waiters) will never really know if it was flood-plain, dry river-bed, or other. Just another mystery of "The Journey".
To add to: "Why do they talk so funny", "How long have they been traveling", "Do they know LaPetite", and "Will the Wait be worth it"1

1and I bet I get beat on for that last one*sigh*


Or, will It be worth the wait? Time will tell.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu May 09, 2013 8:18 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:<snip> "Will the Wait be worth it"1

1and I bet I get beat on for that last one*sigh*


Fear not, for with faith there is always doubt. I shan't insist on flogging you now for giving in to expressing the prospect that this might all be for naught. Remain steadfast and Wait for it1.

Wait for it...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eoink » Thu May 09, 2013 8:21 pm UTC

On 11th August 1999, there was a total eclipse visible from Europe. My friend Poly and I found a flight which was gong from London to Luxembourg where there was totality, giving time to watch it and then returning a few hours later. As we arrived they announced there were two layers of cloud cover and no visibility, they rapidly arranged a new flight plan, took off without any passengers disembarking, they got permission to do a few turns over Germany so that we all got to see it from the air. We were back in time for lunch.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Thu May 09, 2013 8:24 pm UTC

Eoink wrote:On 11th August 1999, there was a total eclipse visible from Europe. My friend Poly and I found a flight which was gong from London to Luxembourg where there was totality, giving time to watch it and then returning a few hours later. As we arrived they announced there were two layers of cloud cover and no visibility, they rapidly arranged a new flight plan, took off without any passengers disembarking, they got permission to do a few turns over Germany so that we all got to see it from the air. We were back in time for lunch.

Wow that must have been amazing! I was watching it from North Cornwall where there was dense cloud cover right up until the totality. Almost as soon as it went dark the clouds parted and we saw the whole thing. I'll never forget it, even if I was a pipsqueak at the time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Montov » Thu May 09, 2013 8:24 pm UTC

slinches wrote:And they're exiting flatland:
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Maybe flatland was the ford they were looking for.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu May 09, 2013 8:25 pm UTC

slinches wrote:And they're exiting flatland:
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Could it have been a bridge?

pelrigg wrote:... and "Will the Wait be worth it"1

I was about to ask if that was a statement raised to the -1 power, but then when I quoted it into the response box, I saw that the minus sign was just a close quote.

Nerd-sniped.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 8:26 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
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slinches wrote:<snip> "Will the Wait be worth it"1

1and I bet I get beat on for that last one*sigh*


Fear not for with faith there is always doubt. I shan't insist on flogging you know for giving in to the prospect that this might all be for naught. Remain steadfast and Wait for it1.

Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
1It damn well better be worth it.

Ah, good sir, be assured that I was merely repeating some of the "Questions" I have heard in passing?, since that was a good time to bring up the most immediate quandary which had most recently perplexed us.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Thu May 09, 2013 8:27 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
slinches wrote:And they're exiting flatland:
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Could it have been a bridge?

pelrigg wrote:... and "Will the Wait be worth it"1

I was about to ask if that was a statement raised to the -1 power, but then when I quoted it into the response box, I saw that the minus sign was just a close quote.

Nerd-sniped.

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I think Lord Randall would have shown us the epicenes of the size of the bridge if it was a bridge.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu May 09, 2013 8:28 pm UTC

Opiboble wrote:I think Lord Randall would have shown us the epicenes of the size of the bridge if it was a bridge.
If it were a bridge, he may yet. We'll just have to...
Spoiler:


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ebonite » Thu May 09, 2013 8:29 pm UTC

Today I realized that, at some point in the past week or so, I stopped going out and looking at the original link that I usually followed to view newpix. Instead, I just automatically come to this thread and start catching up from where I left off. All of the newpix are posted here (often multiple times), so there's no need to go out to the web to look for them anywhere else. If I always just catch up, I'll pick up any newpix I may have missed chronologically.

Now, if I can just get you guys to start talking about all of the other things of interest to me (TV shows I watch, daily news reports, etc.) I may find that I never need to leave this forum at all. :D
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