1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu May 30, 2013 3:49 am UTC

mscha wrote:But feel free to declare a competing standard where ¹ is small and ² is big.
It would be more fun to define a competing standard where "big" is small and "small" is big.

charlie_grumbles wrote:There is a lesson here for teachers. Your job is NOT to teach what you know. As proved above, a lot of what you (actually I) know is useless garbage. Your job is to teach them what they need to know.
Well put. However...
then charlie_grumbles goes on, having wrote:...We don't teach how to use slide rules anymore as that would be a waste of the student's time...
That would be a shortsighted view of what a valuable use of student's time is. A slide rule is visceral. It requires more of the student's brain, and also allows actual interaction with the concepts being used (which a calculator does not). This leads to a deeper understanding of the math (multplication, logarithms, and exponents in this case, but the principle is the same). That is most certainly not a waste of the student's time.

Of course, once the student has gained the understanding that the slide rule helps to develop, it can be supplanted. But skipping that step risks glossing over something fundamentally important.

The object of education, fundamentally, isn't to "get the right answer" or to "make more money" or to "get a better job". It is to "enable yourself to enjoy life to the fullest", and that comes from a deep understanding of all life has to offer. Students need to know that.

They short circuit it at their peril.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Thu May 30, 2013 3:52 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Weird, the ONG still isn't loading for me on either xkcd.com or the imgs server. Bad case of the hiccups, I guess.
ETA that I can see it fine here, but can't get any of Randall's sites to load it.


<blindpost from 25 pages back (GLR save me what did I do this weekend? Oh, yeah... that.....) but I snuck forward to see what the problem is>
I haven't been seeing any of the images load from xkcd.com for the past few hours. Neither the site nor the images here are are showing up :( Anyone else having issues? I want to see squirlpi.

ETA more troubleshooting info
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 30, 2013 3:58 am UTC

buffygirl wrote:Maple Bacon Flavored Ground Coffee 1 lb. Bag

Just sayin' ...

I think this has been referenced before, but it appeared in my inbox.

:shock: Amazing! I got the same email! How did they know? ...

To steal a phrase, It's All Related.

It couldn't possibly have been due to the copious amount of searches on our part for baconated coffee a few days ago.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 30, 2013 3:58 am UTC

I have not been having any issues accessing the site. Been completely normal for me.

And now, I believe it is time for me to celebrate, as I pass into the triple-digit realm of posts!.

To commemorate, I've made you all a GIFt:

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Spoiler:
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My 100 post celebration GIFt.
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Now I guess it's time to put on those hats HAL made...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu May 30, 2013 3:59 am UTC

astrocub wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Weird, the ONG still isn't loading for me on either xkcd.com or the imgs server. Bad case of the hiccups, I guess.
ETA that I can see it fine here, but can't get any of Randall's sites to load it.


<blindpost from 25 pages back (GLR save me what did I do this weekend?) but I snuck forward to see what the problem is>
I haven't been seeing any of the images load from xkcd.com for the past few hours. :( Anyone else having issues?


Still loading fine for me...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 30, 2013 4:03 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 30, 2013 4:04 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:I have not been having any issues accessing the site. Been completely normal for me.

And now, I believe it is time for me to celebrate, as I pass into the triple-digit realm of posts!.

To commemorate, I've made you all a GIFt:

100Posts.gif


Now I guess it's time to put on those hats...

Very nice .gif, but didn't you forget something? ... You're supposed to say something childishly profane like "penis!"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 30, 2013 4:05 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:Now I guess it's time to put on those hats HAL made...

Yussss
I even gave the bird a hat, did you notice?

Also, as for the comic page, it's working for me now. But that could be due to my being on my iPad as opposed to my laptop.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Thu May 30, 2013 4:11 am UTC

Lots of great content today, but...
Yawn. I'm tired. Do you know what that means? It's time for a sip of..
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I made my avatar, Buffygirl hatted it, Yappo smileyed it and ggh taroted it!
I've changed, witnessing this thing so beautiful

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu May 30, 2013 4:14 am UTC

@ergman - Great image! (one post up) Did you use a coma chameleon to help you make it?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby astrocub » Thu May 30, 2013 4:15 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
astrocub wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Weird, the ONG still isn't loading for me on either xkcd.com or the imgs server. Bad case of the hiccups, I guess.
ETA that I can see it fine here, but can't get any of Randall's sites to load it.


<blindpost from 25 pages back (GLR save me what did I do this weekend?) but I snuck forward to see what the problem is>
I haven't been seeing any of the images load from xkcd.com for the past few hours. :( Anyone else having issues?


Still loading fine for me...

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Oh thank the Randally guitar raptor ChronosDragon for bringing such glory to mine eyes! Please, everyone start screencapping every image since the squirlpy appeared so that I may mustard mayonaise ketchup relish the beauty that is the OTC!
kidding, not necessary.
Seriously though, this is what I get:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu May 30, 2013 4:19 am UTC

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Many theories were exchanged, and I am currently witnessing the papal elections.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 30, 2013 4:21 am UTC

slinches wrote:Very nice .gif, but didn't you forget something? ... You're supposed to say something childishly profane like "penis!"


Not quite my style... (and I've never made qualms about being a non-conformist)
But maybe I'm just ovary-acting...
;)

EDIT:
@HAL9000 I did notice the Eternity Bird's hat and was appreciative. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Thu May 30, 2013 4:26 am UTC

Oh, I expected this but posted anyway, reason kicking in later. Ninja'd.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby partingLance » Thu May 30, 2013 4:27 am UTC

buffygirl wrote:Maple Bacon Flavored Ground Coffee 1 lb. Bag

Just sayin' ...

I think this has been referenced before, but it appeared in my inbox.


I like the sound of that -- combines three of the best things about breakfast -- but I recently tried this Bacon Maple Ale.

Honestly? I found it a little disappointing. But I seemed to be alone in that -- my wife and friends loved it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 30, 2013 4:35 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:
slinches wrote:Very nice .gif, but didn't you forget something? ... You're supposed to say something childishly profane like "penis!"


Not quite my style... (and I've never made qualms about being a non-conformist)
But maybe I'm just ovary-acting...
;)

EDIT:
@HAL9000 I did notice the Eternity Bird's hat and was appreciative. :)

High up in the North in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock. It is a hundred miles high and a hundred miles wide. Once every thousand years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its image...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 30, 2013 4:40 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
kenmelken wrote:@HAL9000 I did notice the Eternity Bird's hat and was appreciative. :)

High up in the North in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock. It is a hundred miles high and a hundred miles wide. Once every thousand years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its image...


Bahaha. Yes. And when he comes, HAL9000 is there waiting to oblige him...

Then he goes back to Wait for the next newpix...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu May 30, 2013 4:45 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
kenmelken wrote:
slinches wrote:Very nice .gif, but didn't you forget something? ... You're supposed to say something childishly profane like "penis!"


Not quite my style... (and I've never made qualms about being a non-conformist)
But maybe I'm just ovary-acting...
;)

EDIT:
@HAL9000 I did notice the Eternity Bird's hat and was appreciative. :)

High up in the North in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock. It is a hundred miles high and a hundred miles wide. Once every thousand years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its image...


I went to go reread that whatif and I noticed an interesting image at the bottom...

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Alt-text: where do you go the rest of the time, bird?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Thu May 30, 2013 4:46 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:And now, I believe it is time for me to celebrate, as I pass into the triple-digit realm of posts!.

To commemorate, I've made you all a GIFt:

Spoiler:
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Now I guess it's time to put on those hats HAL made...

That GIF is amazing. Congratulations!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 30, 2013 4:53 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
Spoiler:
HAL9000 wrote:
kenmelken wrote:
slinches wrote:Very nice .gif, but didn't you forget something? ... You're supposed to say something childishly profane like "penis!"


Not quite my style... (and I've never made qualms about being a non-conformist)
But maybe I'm just ovary-acting...
;)

EDIT:
@HAL9000 I did notice the Eternity Bird's hat and was appreciative. :)

High up in the North in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock. It is a hundred miles high and a hundred miles wide. Once every thousand years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its image...


I went to go reread that whatif and I noticed an interesting image at the bottom...
Spoiler:
Image
Alt-text: where do you go the rest of the time, bird?


Wow... that looks eerily familiar... ;)

Incidentally, that one is in a tie with this one for my all-time favorite "what-if" posts.
(Robot apocalypse and everybody jump are also classic...)

EDIT: @BlueCrab: Thanks. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Thu May 30, 2013 4:55 am UTC

Exodies wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Spoiler:
slinches wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
slinches wrote:
ttscp wrote:DirectiONG!
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Walking east along the sea, in the morning (can we determine what frames were morning?)

If they were walking east along the sea shore for days, then they would have to be on the north or south end of the landmass they're on (or on a really large bay on the west coast). That should help narrow the search parameters a bit for those scouring google maps.

It would have to be the south--they were walking to the right and going east.

That does seem more likely, but I was trying not to rule out any awkward or deceptive camera angle changes (like flipping to a S facing view as they started walking).

They came across the river while moving to the right. the shots of them from behind were from behind going up the river. GLR would have ahd to break the 180° rule multiple times to make it work in any way from the North. Given that, the most likely answer(because it would require a lot fewer assumptions) is that they are on the north edge of the sea, or the south edge of their section of landmass.

Doesn't this analysis only work in the northern hemisphere?

That analysis is OK for either northern or southern hemisphere. (The sun rises in the east in the southern hemisphere.)

However, if the land of Time is a Cassini rotated version of our earth with the equator on our Greenwich meridian, then east in the land of Time would traverse the same landscape in Cassinite Madagascar as south would in our Madagascar.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 30, 2013 5:00 am UTC

ClimbONG that ledge!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 30, 2013 5:02 am UTC

(ninja'd) I guessed they'd be climbong in this frame :D Though I didn't actually place that guess, as it was fairly obvious. Though if I had, they'd probably have stopped to talk first or something :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Thu May 30, 2013 5:14 am UTC

mscha wrote:... (A reverse BlitzGirl.)

No, I'm not gonna ask about this one. No way!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Thu May 30, 2013 5:21 am UTC

buffygirl wrote:I too, agree. For example, I believe that semencancercoffeebabbiesonice has many many different permutations. It's more OTT-like to allow for variations. Yes, it makes it harder to "define" on the OTW, but that's ok. The definitions of molpy and/or raptor could include something like, "used in what sometimes appears to be a hap-hazard manner to append to or combine with animal names, regardless of whether they are recognizable as a planet-earth form of life."

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It's jabbering on about the Walk, so it's spelled any other way than Jabberwocky.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 30, 2013 5:33 am UTC

Sciscitor wrote:
mscha wrote:... (A reverse BlitzGirl.)

No, I'm not gonna ask about this one. No way!

I don't know why, but that prompted me to do a Google images search for "BlitzGirl" ...

About half of what shows up are neat reminders about events in the OTT. The rest are ... shall we say, different?

Edited to fix proper noun capitalization
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu May 30, 2013 5:37 am UTC

Huh. That is, um. Quite the assortment of images.
I should mention that this is the only place on the net where I use the name BlitzGirl, so all that other Chaos is not connected to me.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu May 30, 2013 5:55 am UTC

slinches wrote:
Sciscitor wrote:
mscha wrote:... (A reverse BlitzGirl.)

No, I'm not gonna ask about this one. No way!

I don't know why, but that prompted me to do a Google images search for "BlitzGirl" ...

About half of what shows up are neat reminders about events in the OTT. The rest are ... shall we say, different?

Edited to fix proper noun capitalization


Sciscitor.. I'm glad my mind wasn't the only one that went there. *ahem*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 30, 2013 5:56 am UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:Ahh, my cover has been blown! Yes, I work for a top-secret branch of the CIA called Raptor And Zombie Observation and Relocation (RAZOR). Our motto is "Keeping the world safe from zombies, should we ever find any, and raptors, even though they aren't usually dangerous to humans." It's a terrible motto. I'm not sure who came up with it. Yes, it's a dangerous job, but someone has to do it.

So, uh, I made this official seal for RAZOR... and now looking at it I realize that it's so awesome I'd like to know how to join! :P

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Thu May 30, 2013 5:57 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 30, 2013 6:00 am UTC

LiftONG the bags.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 30, 2013 6:06 am UTC

Valarya wrote:
slinches wrote:
Sciscitor wrote:
mscha wrote:... (A reverse BlitzGirl.)

No, I'm not gonna ask about this one. No way!

I don't know why, but that prompted me to do a Google images search for "BlitzGirl" ...

About half of what shows up are neat reminders about events in the OTT. The rest are ... shall we say, different?

Edited to fix proper noun capitalization


Sciscitor.. I'm glad my mind wasn't the only one that went there. *ahem*

Okay, after some additional ... um ... "research". I've come to the the conclusion that Google is sexist and will show images of scantily clad (mostly) attractive women when given anything identifiably feminine as a search term.

Edit: To get back on topic, what are Megball going to do when they run into an actual obstacle? That little ledge should barely slow the stride of anyone with even average athletic ability.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 30, 2013 6:57 am UTC

slinches wrote:
Valarya wrote:
slinches wrote:
Sciscitor wrote:
mscha wrote:... (A reverse BlitzGirl.)

No, I'm not gonna ask about this one. No way!

I don't know why, but that prompted me to do a Google images search for "BlitzGirl" ...

About half of what shows up are neat reminders about events in the OTT. The rest are ... shall we say, different?

Edited to fix proper noun capitalization


Sciscitor.. I'm glad my mind wasn't the only one that went there. *ahem*

Okay, after some additional ... um ... "research". I've come to the the conclusion that Google is sexist and will show images of scantily clad (mostly) attractive women when given anything identifiably feminine as a search term.

You can only get out what we put in :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby kenmelken » Thu May 30, 2013 7:00 am UTC

ONG again. Don't fall!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 30, 2013 7:02 am UTC

HelpONG Cueball up
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Darn, ninja'd.

ETA: My previous point stands though. That ledge should be easy to just hop up onto. They've already shown some leaping ability at the dunes.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ace » Thu May 30, 2013 7:02 am UTC

mathrec wrote:
Spoiler:
StratPlayer wrote:
Flado wrote:
StratPlayer, nodding head knowingly, wrote:See? It's ALL related!

I salute thee, fellow believer in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things!

Cool! And you know, that's actually a Douglas Adams book I've never read. :shock: But I'm going to have to remedy that post-haste!!!

Really? I had always assumed that your tag line was a Dirk Gently reference. FWIW, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul is a much better book, IMHO. If you're only going to read one Dirk Gently book, that should be it. (I don't think you'd lose anything by reading Tea-Time before Detective Agency, if you decided to read both.)

There was a relatively recently produced BBC series featuring Dirk Gently, with a very 'Douglas Adams' sort of 'almost, but not quite, like the <other media> version' feel.i I loved the books, and I loved the TV series as well. If you don't have time for a book, there are only three episodes and a pilot. Sadly, it was not renewed for a second series.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikro2nd » Thu May 30, 2013 7:37 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:ONG again. Don't fall!
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Permit me to hazard a small prediction: Trees soon... and steeper slopes,... and a while later...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu May 30, 2013 7:39 am UTC

If we are going to advise books, I'd advise:
Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchet.
It's a book about Time management, but not quite the usual kind.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Swein » Thu May 30, 2013 7:51 am UTC

kenmelken wrote:
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I have not been having any issues accessing the site. Been completely normal for me.

And now, I believe it is time for me to celebrate, as I pass into the triple-digit realm of posts!.

To commemorate, I've made you all a GIFt:

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Now I guess it's time to put on those hats HAL made...


Aww! Nice work Kenmelken! :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Icalasari » Thu May 30, 2013 7:58 am UTC

How many freaking frames are in this?


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