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by svenman
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

Lots of stuff I'd want to reply to, but no Tim for for a ketchupfest. Come to think of it, that fulfills the decree... ... http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000148.png KXA: Are all the papers filled and prepared? FTH: I should be asking you this. KXA: Why? FTH: Because you took them. KXA:...
by svenman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

Where I am, the decree has been fulfilled completely. The sky has gone dark and the sun has been blotted out.
Spoiler:
By the earth.
Spoiler:
Like every night.
I don't quite see what the big deal is supposed to be about that, though.
by svenman
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Timmy"

It's happening. He drops his brother's motorbike from the balcony, That is one motorbike that won't be working very well anymore. I'm impressed, though. Motorbikes tend to be heavy. But on the other hand, how did it get on the balcony in the first place? Maybe that particular motorbike wasn't so he...
by svenman
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 7512

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

morriswalters wrote:a total eclipse of the sun on the moon by the earth

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that just a more complicated description of a lunar eclipse? Just with a different standpoint in mind.
by svenman
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

New OTTercomic:
...
Image

They are so angry that in any moment they could do something they will regret later.

Nooo! Be molpish!
by svenman
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

What I'm assumed GnomeAnne ws going for was a punny poem = a punem. Of course, duh! I had already figured it had to be a portmanteau word, but I had been searching the wrong category of my English vocabulary: I had tried and failed to think of words for specific styles of poems ending in "-em&...
by svenman
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm in awe; all the OTTers' gonna drop their jaw as they listen to the musical all of us waited for! Thank you molpishly for another meta-OTTy! It's a treeish compliment! ONY 4FTH doesn't fit in any of these. Maybe it's one of the differences between our world and bsta? What else does the plate say...
by svenman
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

Go! http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000136.png You started the trip towards the city. You will spend over 1 hour in the car. What will you do in this time? If there were still any doubts that this is fth's car, the numberplate should make it finally clear. The model of the car (or brea...
by svenman
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

Get in the car http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000135.png You entered the car. There was someone already inside. The model of the car (or breakdown truck) is precisely recognizable, by the way. It is a FSO Polonez in pickup version, similar to the one in this picture (but with a differ...
by svenman
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7694
Views: 575254

Re: Trump presidency

The Senate isn't making very big news about this. But in effect... the Senate doesn't trust Trump. So they'll technical come into session every day (ie: Someone walks in, bangs the gavel to start a session... bangs it again to end the session) to prevent Trump from firing Jeff Sessions and replacin...
by svenman
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 12227

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

A bun alert might not be such a bad idea: I don't think I've ever seen rabbits in the wild (*cough* Europe doesn't have true wilderness *cough*). Non sequitur - rabbits are quite willing to live in close proximity to humans. I've seen rabbits right in the middle of my city on surprisingly small pat...
by svenman
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

New othercomic. Molpy alert!

And thanks Laura Mae! Really molpish to hear about addams too, and her improved housing situation, and glad to hear our contributions helped. So what is that going to mean for her future financial needs?
by svenman
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

Go carefully downstairs http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000131.png You move quickly downwards by jumping multiple stairs at once. And that with both hands full? Not what I'd think of as "carefully". Happy RNM, Jose! Would anyone mind if I linked to a video containing politica...
by svenman
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1868: "Eclipse Flights"
Replies: 31
Views: 5193

Re: 1868: "Eclipse Flights"

Can it be a coincidence that Randall posted this comic exactly on the fourth anniversary of The End he himself inflicted upon us? And yes, clouds forming because of the cooling of the atmosphere - that was exactly what prevented me too from observing the corona during the 1999 total eclipse in south...
by svenman
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

Regress UNG : https://xkcd.mscha.org/colored/3081.png ... (Colorization by ergman .) Thanks for everymolpy's appreciation of my latest song ottification, particularly including the one that came in the form of a small ottification itself. :D There may be a third part of The Girl with the French Bere...
by svenman
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

DreamUNG:

Image
Spoiler:
RUN.
by svenman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

Apologiz UNG : http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/b2edd2ff8337ba506d7b12b95a18075deac548e6ddb44cd739f280fdd619a269.png Wait for it. ETA: UNG comprehensible: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/da06b17ff5304098dbb2642b1a7bff7198ea0d777e0418ccf730b4ddf0154a5d.png Wait for it. And because I've made you all ...
by svenman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: An old Joe and a young Joe that are brothers.

Two brothers with the same name? That sounds like a nightmare. What we're their parents thinking? Was one adopted, or did it happen intentionally? Maybe "Joe" is their family name? Proceed UNG : http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/aba6729cdbbe786ef7c904f4a4ad2964757541a0ad42c6cfda2c1a1b4da70...
by svenman
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

Enter UNG : http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/6df816fe2e84a34ecd62774583f69324b4a53d477a09ddb6cfddbf2adb649c0a.png Wait for it. I've been meaning to deliver a big load of ketchup, but except for noting how molpish it is to have good news from addams, I'll have to skip on that. ETA: Regarding the otti...
by svenman
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: GOTO: 1190: "Time"

Speaking of the timer, it changes every time you reload the page. But there is no automatic coundtown. making the timer count down by itself would require a small Javascript. ... I made such a script: http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/timer.js But it is not active on the viewer page. It's com...
by svenman
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 11888

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

Thanks, Reka and somitomi - I learned something new about Hungarian (diacritic) accents there. One more thing regarding my "Ümläüt" joke: the "äü" combination flies in the face of German orthography rules and is pretty much unpronouncable within German phonetics. It is possible i...
by svenman
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 11888

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

One more thing regarding my "Ümläüt" joke: the "äü" combination flies in the face of German orthography rules and is pretty much unpronouncable within German phonetics. 3. We were told that the mark was properly a pair of short vertical lines, not a pair of dots (i.e. not a diaer...
by svenman
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, this reminds me: Examine piano http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000118.png It's a piano. Not a real one but good enough. And while I'm at it, LookUNG: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/fe72ee73ad62785b59b39a6ffdb076c93b76e9c55aa59583c8cc371939f8c465.png Wait for it.
by svenman
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 11888

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

herbstschweigen wrote:
svenman wrote:Ümläüt.

:shock: :shock: :shock: you know, when you write something like this, we Germans start to warp our tongues trying to pronounce it?

That's exactly what made typing it so much fun. :twisted:
(Just for the record, I'm German too...)
by svenman
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

See? That's what happens when you're in the basement for too long, as you were at the time. Except, of course, it's 2011 and I couldn't possibly know any of this yet. Hmm... I suppose I may have been too long in the basement rummaging through boxes figuring out what I wanted to take to my first apa...
by svenman
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:*twitch*

Something...

Something is VERY VERY WRONG and there should be CONSEQUENCES.

See? That's what happens when you're in the basement for too long, as you were at the time.

Except, of course, it's 2011 and I couldn't possibly know any of this yet.
by svenman
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

I just happened to notice a very important fact that needed to be mentioned: this thread's number of replies was, for a few minutes, equal to its index. I'm certain it must have been at some point - three thousand replies earlier than your screenshot... Treeish Cool find, nonetheless! :) Oh, and it...
by svenman
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1857: Emoji Movie
Replies: 48
Views: 11888

Re: 1857: Emoji Movie

Fun fact: the German word "Umlaut" does not contain a single umlaut.

Now I'm gonna type it anyway, just for the heck of it: Ümläüt.
by svenman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1856: "Existence Proof"
Replies: 38
Views: 6120

Re: 1856: "Existence Proof"

da Doctah wrote:I once had to take an incomplete in a philosophy class. I made a mistake in a homework assignment and accidentally proved my professor didn't exist.

That sounds like another thing that could have been fixed by judicious application of a sword. :twisted:
by svenman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1856: "Existence Proof"
Replies: 38
Views: 6120

Re: 1856: "Existence Proof"

orthogon wrote:Is she suffering from existential angst?

Looks to me like she is successfully dealing with it.

And thus is born the category of destructive proofs.

ETA:
Flumble wrote:Does an x with x^2=-1 really exist?

That, of course, depends on how you define "really exist"...
by svenman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

StargazUNG:

Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.
by svenman
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 837735

Re: Most excellent times

The Hungarian market is tiny, and the most iconic prototype vehicles are unique to the country, Surely there are exceptions, though, even if you restrict yourself to pre-1990 rolling stock. The M61, being the Hungarian variant of the NoHAB-GM family, certainly must count as iconic, and the much les...
by svenman
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

Treeish hotel room Taixzo, Indeed, and in more ways than one. :wink: sUNGset: https://xkcd.mscha.org/colored/2369.png Wait for it. (Colorization by ChronosDragon .) ETA: ...How can you tell if a newpix is sleeping? That sounds suspiciously like a lead-in to something punsaw-worthy...
by svenman
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1849: "Decades"
Replies: 89
Views: 14057

Re: 1849: "Decades"

mfb wrote:1933 - Nazis in Germany
1986 - Chernobyl

A bit more Europe-specific, but still with global impact.

Also, in many European countries the great cultural shift of the sixties is in retrospect seen as most significantly connected to the year 1968.
by svenman
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 837735

Re: Most excellent times

Also, just to make that clear, while blitzing the One True Thread is considered highly praiseworthy, it is in no way a requirement. ETA: I started off with mostly German epoch V (in H0 scale, as mentioned before), but I switched over to Hungarian railways a couple years ago. You'd be forgiven for no...
by svenman
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 837735

Re: Most excellent times

Clearly you haven't quite got the hang of having a hobby yet. Confusing everyone with the jargon is a substantial part of the fun. Lean into it. Wanna join us on the One True Thread? We have a lot to offer in that regard. (completely unrelatedly, modeller of DB Epoch IV in H0 scale, DC analogue here)
by svenman
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why do kids in school dread math?
Replies: 40
Views: 9180

Re: Why do kids in school dread math?

Interesting. Clearly the terms and their usage varies internationally more than I had realized. In Germany, school mandatorily starts at six with Grundschule , commonly translated as primary school into English. Kindergarten is not mandatory, can start as early as three (thus also covering what is c...
by svenman
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106446
Views: 40796894

Re: 1190: "Time"

RummagUNG: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/baddec54d8758d87b5e1ae5f1b92a20bfb5044d55695e5a311e75ff06af0b5fc.png Wait for it. Good to hear about ED's dad feeling more molpish! I've been thinking about the absence of fish in the OTC. Fish wouldn't be able to live in a significantly hypersaline body o...
by svenman
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1853: "Once Per Day"
Replies: 50
Views: 7719

Re: 1853: "Once Per Day"

I wrote the following almost 12 hours ago but somehow failed to actually post it at the time: - - - Also, Pfhorrest, you are free to decide to which standards you want to hold yourself. Ultimately, there is no inherent value in perfection; like anything else, it only becomes valuable if in some way ...
by svenman
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1853: "Once Per Day"
Replies: 50
Views: 7719

Re: 1853: "Once Per Day"

Pfhorrest, let me guess: you are probably one of those people, like me, who find it hard to say "no". Right? Anyway, I found it useful to realize that while everybody else is free to confront me with recommendations, suggestions, requests or even demands what I should do, as a responsible ...

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