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by svenman
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4595
Views: 703454

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Distressingly my wife says that yesterday her hospital handled breathing difficulties from smoke inhalation and trauma from falling from windows, but she didn't see any burn victims. Her assumption is anyone who came into contact with the fire did not escape. I don't find that surprising. House fir...
by svenman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 17319

Re: 1849: "Decades"

Lastly, I recall the phrase turn-of-the-century being used to indicate the early 1900s. Perhaps turn-of-the-millennia could be used for the early 2000s? Surely you mean turn-of-the-millenni um ? To be fair, there are two millennia involved... Come to think of it, why is the singular form acutally t...
by svenman
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, as the Mediterranean basin has been dry before there are already submarine river beds and canyons gouged out of the now submerged bedrock there. If the basin falls dry again it seems plausible that rivers and streams would by and large return to those courses.

Edit: Slightly re-worded.
by svenman
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1848: "Glacial Erratic"
Replies: 23
Views: 6221

1848: "Glacial Erratic"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/glacial_erratic.png Title text: "This will take a while, which sucks, because I'm already so busy chiseling out igneous intrusions from rock formations and watching Youtube loops of the Superman fault-sealing scene over and over." Bet she's secretly dreaming o...
by svenman
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Opening the ketchup floodgates... [ NP2589 ] Orientale Catma (to the tune of ( the original version to ) 2017 Italy Eurovision entry ' Occidentali's Karma ' by Francesco Gabbani) This has probably been said before, but it bears repeating: Awesomeful! And molpish to see mikrit posting again! Välkomme...
by svenman
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Enter name
Image

Um, the entry field is a little too high.
It doesn't fit in the frame.
by svenman
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

But you're having an RNM yourself, mrob27! Happy 1200!

CONGratulations:
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.

Edit: Also, oddly RELATED otherothercomic.
by svenman
Sat May 27, 2017 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

ReturnUNG to grapevines (and also fulfillONG decree): http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8f2b7281e6b948fa614ade45b20fd76d88aa43cdd8b59e2b332a1c8667bed2ce.png Wait for it. Hi everymolpy! I'm currently dealing with a lot of outside, of which my current and still fairly new FFS is only a part. I still tr...
by svenman
Wed May 24, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1841: "Who?"
Replies: 29
Views: 5635

Re: 1841: "Who?"

On the other hand, it could be about a phenomenon I've noticed where some people talk about their friends or members of their family whom the listener almost certainly hasn't met, referring to those people as though the listener was in fact acquainted with them. That is an observation I have made a...
by svenman
Tue May 16, 2017 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

I certainly do hope that is a plush kiwimolp!

I also have a lot of ketchup bottled up which I hope to share at a later time. May possibly include a song ottification.
by svenman
Tue May 16, 2017 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1837: "Rental Car"
Replies: 29
Views: 6493

Re: 1837: "Rental Car"

I'm still waiting for tele port . C'mon, science fiction, get on with it. Yeah, about that... if teleportation ever gets invented and practical to use, I'm sure it will suck in its own ways as well. I mean, even now that it is just a fantasy we can easily imagine myriad ways how teleportation can g...
by svenman
Tue May 09, 2017 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ketchup continued: Woot! Has everyone seen Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans ? Dunejumpish and baobabish! Thanks, Rule110! It looks a lot scarier to many organized sand users if your browser doesn't know how to handle a file and asks for your permission to download it than if the browser acts ...
by svenman
Mon May 08, 2017 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Some already slightly stale ketchup: [ NP 2578 ] I was busy making a new art category on the wiki (maybe not for the entire six hours). I really wanted to put jafloi's wood carving on it, but it's a broken dropbox link now. Does anyone have a saved copy of that image? You may want to check out the T...
by svenman
Sun May 07, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

But it helped. But how? I think you answered your own question a little further down: Some of the currently popular browsers will play an .mp3 file directly but will not do the same with a .wav file. This is probably the explanation. It looks a lot scarier to many organized sand users if your brows...
by svenman
Sat May 06, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ooh - what a great sound! What do you think it is? Flat tire? If it is, I can certainly sympathize. Had the same thing happen to me last night. The offending splinter of glass has already been identified and retrieved from the tire. Mustardy as that was, in that situation it was at least molpish to...
by svenman
Fri May 05, 2017 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

taixzo wrote:It's even using the One True Font!

Randall, no, that's just Comic Sans. Treeish find nonetheless. :D
by svenman
Mon May 01, 2017 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

New OtherComic. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=54726&mode=view Rightfully redundant Comic manip based on xkcd comic 1831 "Here to Help" by Randall Munroe, published under CC-BY-NC 2.5 . Text modified by myself, modified comic also published under CC-BY-NC 2.5 . http://for...
by svenman
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ninja'd... New eon beginnONG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/99d67c40662fe2db377c9f7c8d6a5b1b82566b24b7d9a665638e16b299747325.png Pending further ketchup: I deserved that donutting. Spoken with true humility. Now go and donut pun anymore. Not sure about the wiki comment spam; how do we remove that?...
by svenman
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: Seriously people put the damn link in your post
Replies: 11
Views: 36341

Re: Seriously people put the damn link in your post

gmalivuk wrote:RULES FOR POSTING A NEW COMIC'S THREAD

[...] where ### is the three-digit number of the comic, at least until Randall reaches comic #1000. [...]

Not that it's particularly important, but this bit could do with a little update.
by svenman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Zooman, I think you mustarded up the link a riverish bit.

DemustardUNG:
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.
by svenman
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Align UNG Edit: Move on, nothing to see here. psst... I think you meant to ONG frame 572, not 569 whch I already had ONGed a couple newpix earlier. CorrectUNG http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/59675564af24ae541db06a757c3913f692d712ef9812bcdfb2b0c836b7b02fc3.png Wait for it.
by svenman
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

FinishUNG my ketchup: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/6443fd9e18d6515e4fd4a88670fca830c1bc331a41a2ae4cd2bf1be0382784eb.png Wait for it. This reminds me of something: http://fora.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=54543&mode=view (XKCD 1821 + 244) Steakish mashup! It's not really an OTTification, tho...
by svenman
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

And I'm just done ottifying the previous one: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=54585&mode=view Redundant http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=54586&mode=view Both images based on xkcd comic 1822 "Existential Bug Reports" by Randall Munroe, modified by myself, and ...
by svenman
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ketchup continuONG: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/f35d89c52b4b3db8ee13711c3f2f2db2b4ff17be6556485888fa9403e98cbeb9.png Wait for it. ...where was I? Oh yes, ketchup continuing: The beanie I received i Germany in 2015. I lost it. And I found itn. But it was not the same any more. I most likely lost...
by svenman
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

PromisONG to add ketchup... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/edba867c8c07bccb69ceb299955f1069e3e2da8717e63d6949f730bbc6a9cf0f.png Wait for it. Ketchup will follow [Edit:] follows here: Also, bravo on reading a full third of the current OTT through your wikiblitz. Impressive! Admittedly, when I decla...
by svenman
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1803590

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1682: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=54544&mode=view xkcd1682_sw.png Image based on xkcd comic 1682 "Bun" by Randall Munroe, published under CC-BY-NC 2.5 . Text and image modified by myself, modified image also published under CC-BY-NC 2.5 . Edit: I don't want to wait any...
by svenman
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1816: "Mispronunciation"
Replies: 155
Views: 30001

Re: 1816: "Mispronunciation"

So, does anyone else have any words that they (mentally) pronounced incorrectly because they read them long before they heard them spoken? Not me, but a friend of mine had one that was so good that I chose to adopt it into my general language. Misled pronounced "MY-zelled" I think is soun...
by svenman
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1803590

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Because I can never make up my mind how to make an xkcd comic slightly worse (again 1814 ): http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=54432 OTT-style redundant xkcd1814_sw2.png Image based on xkcd comic 1814 "Color Pattern" by Randall Munroe, published under CC-BY-NC 2.5 . Text and image...
by svenman
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Currently Time updates 84x as frequently as BSTA, so you might have more opportunities UNG ing than ONG ing. About that... I just noticed that if you go to the OTC page, the page reloads every few seconds, at least on Firefox and Edge. The displayed epilogue image remains the same, though, except p...
by svenman
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 11170

Re: 1815: "Flag"

395 : 553 You people need to be slapped. Periodically, at the very least. Admittedly, I could have reduced that to 5 : 7, but that would have made the significance of that ratio even more obscure. Dead pixels and the Pirate Bay? I don't get it. "Pixels" is getting close... Each of the 309...
by svenman
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 11170

Re: 1815: "Flag"

Copper Bezel wrote:
svenman wrote:395 : 553

You people need to be slapped. Periodically, at the very least.

Admittedly, I could have reduced that to 5 : 7, but that would have made the significance of that ratio even more obscure.
by svenman
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1815: "Flag"
Replies: 49
Views: 11170

Re: 1815: "Flag"

orthogon wrote:I'd be amazed if the OTTers didn't have their own flag already.

We have 3094 of them (which all share the proportions 395 : 553). Although of those 3094 there's a particular one we avoid to use...
by svenman
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1803590

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

That was worse only in the sense of image quality, and then only if you'd insist on missing the point. My take on 1814: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=54413 OTT-style redundant xkcd1814_sw.png Image based on xkcd comic 1814 "Color Pattern" by Randall Munroe, published under CC...
by svenman
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:35 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anybody in Germany?
Replies: 15
Views: 15964

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Yes, here, for one. South-western Germany, state of Baden-Württemberg.
by svenman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

So "toic" wasn't an in-story mistake by B, but a story-external mistake by balthastoryteller. I'd wondered whether that might be the case, but with the image and the transcript matching in that respect... New OtherComic In which, by the way, the parodied song lyrics (as the corresponding p...
by svenman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

GnomeAnne wrote:Hmmm.
Can the two different versions connect to each other?
Does TLF have the installer for v-17 so b can use it?

Hmmm.
The difference between "tioc" and "toic" may be a significant one. Did B send TLF the wrong file by mistake?
by svenman
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Poles are fine? That's what I'd expect in Australia. After all, the highest mountain there was named after one...
by svenman
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

Gingercat wrote:I've got another Goblins update to post if anyone's interested. I certainly didn't get any responses to my last Torgos update; maybe noone cares anymore?

Yes, of course we're interested! Go ahead and post it!

I, for one, often enjoy stuff without feeling an urge to comment.
by svenman
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50409407

Re: 1190: "Time"

addams wrote:quick blind post: [...] I opened my eyes to see Clear Skies!

How delightfully ironic! :wink:

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