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by taixzo
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"
Replies: 23
Views: 21593

Re: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"

HES wrote:I'm surprised Randall didn't know about the clove oil thing.

Actually, on second thoughts, I'm surprised that I did know about the clove oil thing. Why the hell do I know that?


I feel like I just learned about the clove oil thing last week. Maybe we're all Randall?
by taixzo
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does anyone else ever just feel...burnt out on everything? I've gone nowhere on Molpymania (the OTTified Pokemon Go-esque game) for the past four moths despite knowing exactly what I need to do next; I just can't get up the willpower to work on it. Same for all other projects I have, OTT-related or ...
by taixzo
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

ZoomanSP wrote:Welcome back home, Addams!

New OtherComic.


Fun fact: On Geekwagon, our scroll wheel does scroll through Time instead of space!
by taixzo
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is taking place in 2015, no? It seems strange that all the characters think of "the Internet" as a sort of fringe phenomenon.
by taixzo
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: Randomness: High. AI: Stupid.

B: Hi2, what happeneD/ TLF: I got lost in the options. TLF: And alttab made the computer not work. Alt-tab can mess up systems if they use (exclusive) full-screen rendering and don't expect to be taken out of it. I encountered this in earlier versions of Factorio, where switching applications would...
by taixzo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

Completely off topic, and only slightly related: Does anyone know of a heatless solder or electrically conductive glue? I need to repair a section of wire that was damaged, but it is inside a small cavity and I cannot access the far end of the wire to replace the whole thing, trying to solder it to...
by taixzo
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: Time for Another Signpost

The Flash has superhuman speed . In other words, he's fast. Raptorish. Like a flash, or „blitzschnell“, (schnell = fast ), as we say in German. The opposite of “fast like a flash” is “slow like a snail”. I think a better English translation of "blitzschnell" would be "lightning-fast&...
by taixzo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

I believe the original song is forever lost to us, but this remake, by the same artist, is even better. Just Google "we love the thread of Time" He is in a band now, and their debut album is quite good, I just wish it came in vinyl. The original version was literally just the first half o...
by taixzo
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: What about Sandy?

macraw83 wrote:Oh, accidental popage! Hmm... Maybe give ideas for the ChirpingMustard hopepage, or the OTT D&D forum, or the OTT D&D campaign itself, or really anything going on?


Wait, we have an OTT D&D forum? Where is it? I looked on chirpingmustard but could not find it.
by taixzo
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

New what-if.

I wonder what the effect on the global atmospheric sea level pressure would be after the Mediterranean dried up?
by taixzo
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

I can't remember what I said about playing D&D, but I'm too unsure about what kind of Time I'll have/need to say yes, and too curious/hopeful to say no. Please put me down as an unlikely but hopeful maybe, who also doesn't know how to play (beyond what watching a bit of that campaign ED linked ...
by taixzo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

ucim wrote:
ggh wrote:Gnoice!
Is that what a linux user says when they want their drink neat?


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edit: ninja'd
by taixzo
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1787: "Voice Commands"
Replies: 54
Views: 13793

Re: 1787: "Voice Commands"

I ran it through a python script; it looks like the answer is 209. Here's the code, in case anyone wants to check my work: -=qwertyuiop[]sdfghjkl;'zxcvbn,./_+QWERTYUIOP{}SDFGHJKL:"ZXCVBN<>? []',.pyfgcrl/=oeuidhtns-;qjkxbwvz{}"<>PYFGCRL?+OEUIDHTNS_:QJKXBWVZ' Visually, a cycle of 15, a cycl...
by taixzo
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1787: "Voice Commands"
Replies: 54
Views: 13793

Re: 1787: "Voice Commands"

I have not yet determined how many more rounds of forward dvorak encoding must be performed to return to the original text (I'm sure one of you clever lads or lassies will find out for me), nor which put the minimum possible strain on the vocal cords. Some of the worst mappings may require emergenc...
by taixzo
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

Speaking of RELATED D&D stories reminds me of that of Eric and the Dread Gazebo.
by taixzo
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

GnomeAnne wrote:And again to say squirpy still sounds like something you would name a squid.


Pshh! That would be a squidpy!

GnomeAnne wrote:Have we decided on a version yet?


I would suggest 5e; it seems a lot easier to pick up than some earlier versions.
by taixzo
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh: did the walls fail because the structure was not fully rigid? If so, I'd suggest putting a diagonal cross between the four corners, at roof level. This changes the structure from a rectangle (which can collapse) to four triangles (which can't really) and should make it a good deal stronger.
by taixzo
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've been to the Cloisters! (As has Viktor.) It was indeed a surreal experience - felt like a slice of Old Europe in the middle of NYC. Also, the 555 was my first chip too. I had a kit when I was younger to learn electronics. It had two sections: "Basic Circuits" and "Digital Circuits...
by taixzo
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

AluisioASG wrote:All we're missing is the Northeast and the Icy Regions.


What do you consider the Northeast? I am in Northeast America.

(We haven't had a lot of posters from Asia. I wonder whether XKCD is popular there?)
by taixzo
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: some()

Are any OTTers gathering to watch the eclipse, Or is everyone staying close to home? I am going to be travelling to watch the eclipse. But I do not know where yet. I can't remember these letters, except by remembering the word suBSTAnce. I either think Besta! (fake Italian accent) or b althasar s n...
by taixzo
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Swell Tijd"

thunk wrote:
addams wrote:How in The World You and Laura Mae find Time for us is amazing.
This little Time Waiter is ever so pleased you two, do. Thanks.


Time waits for...some xuy probably, but certainly not these two dedicated personages.


I'm pretty sure Time waits for GnomeAnne.
by taixzo
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hello! I'm an OTTer. I think. I've heard there's a list of OTTers on the wiki, and I'm not on that list, so maybe I'm not actually an OTTer. But I'm going to think I'm an OTTer anyway. (Is this a basement?) Of course you're an OTTer! You've been in my sig for over a year! Ultimately, I decided that...
by taixzo
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

Gingercat wrote:The Basement contains many strange artifacts; a teleporting Gingerbox may be among the more normal of them...[/i]


This is sounding like the Room of Requirement from the Harry Potter series. Wear whatever hats you like, but I'd be cautious of putting on any tiaras you find in there.
by taixzo
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: Tech Support

GnomeAnne wrote:Taixzo, how do you pronounce your name?


Pretty phonetically. Tie-kso.

Things happening in the thread are becoming increasingly puzzling.
by taixzo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

"I'm told "We get wordier in the Future". Yes. This is true. Indeed, I noticed after about the five or six hundredth page the information content of the posts increasing significantly. That, in addition to my growing interest in the present Time has led to my blitzing slowing to a cr...
by taixzo
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Nine Silvers for a Ham"

thunk wrote:Because injokes are fun.

Baltamyrrh wrote:kosmiczne bzdety

So, "cosmic trifles"? Though I'm not sure either.


Sounds like a much grander version of the scrumptious donut!
by taixzo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

It is. Well, I suppose my first language was more along the lines of "waah" and "bagoom?" and "magabba", but English is the first language that someone else taught me.
by taixzo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

Finally got a chance to listen to Yappo's latest otties! Awesomeful! For decree: I step out of the sodden field In bales of dreary fog And watch the rain on my windshield The drool of Autumn's dog. The cloak of darkness sweeps the land At half past two or three And two hours' work are left at hand T...
by taixzo
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

I tried both 424 and 425 as Coincidence server IDs, but no luck.
by taixzo
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh wrote:Here's one that doesn't quite work:
A B C D E
F G H I J K L
M N O P Q


Sure it does. That's definitely a high Q.
by taixzo
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've modeled the city, and it's time to render the first scene. I want a zoom in from space, to place the hidden images. *a bit of fiddling around in Blender later* Turns out it's a real pain to model something the size of a planet. Did you ever think, "hey, hold on - what have I gotten myself...
by taixzo
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

The making of t-1: The Beginning

BEGINNING THOUGHT TRANSMISSION FROM AUGUST 2015 I've modeled the city, and it's time to render the first scene. I want a zoom in from space, to place the hidden images. *a bit of fiddling around in Blender later* Turns out it's a real pain to model something the size of a planet. Especially if it ne...
by taixzo
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh wrote:These D&D stories are great! And balthabro - your little sister's plot is amazing! I'm trying to decide if it would make a better movie or book. I'm leaning towards animated film, but that may be because I watch a lot of animated films.


I can just imagine this as done by Miyazaki.
by taixzo
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

karhell wrote:Timezones might make this a tad complicated, but if any OTTers want to try/get back into D&D, we could probably organise something via skype/roll20.


...I would be interested in that.
by taixzo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 40350

Re: 1759: "British Map"

I see a few categories emerging... feel free to edit/rearrange/discuss: Puns on real places: Aberforth - arguably a "Barmouth/Abermawr" pun, if Randall knows Welsh at all. (Wouldn't put it past him, even if a long shot...) And it's virtually in the right spot for it, given everything. (Ok...
by taixzo
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: Re:"plies"

I have no idea why, but for this whole NP i have thought GnomeAnne was KarMann. Epsilon. And either apologies, or a "you're welcome". "You're welcome" definitely. Does anyone have a copy of the audio version of BlitzGirl's "We Love the Thread of Time"? Yappobiscuits'(s...
by taixzo
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

ZoomanSP wrote:New OtherComic.

For decree:
2001: A Mountain Odyssey


Alternately, this 2001, in which I wake up and discover I missed the millenium.
by taixzo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

The Seven Year Blitz
by taixzo
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

New othercomic.

Meanwhile, we have movies with titles like "Molpies on a Plane" and "Bag to the Future".

Edit: Pope! Decree: Other movie titles we have!
by taixzo
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107332
Views: 51475709

Re: 1190: "Time"

Congratulations, yappo!

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