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by svenman
Mon May 14, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh right, I remember discussing the sea with him way back when.

StrollUNG:
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.
by svenman
Sun May 13, 2018 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 329
Views: 125872

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

I could use a bit of help from people who are more familiar with varying styles of English than I am. A bit of background for context: I am technically a native speaker of English (together with German) but have been living practically all of my life in Germany, growing up in a bilingual family. Usu...
by svenman
Sat May 12, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

One could also add the sea to that chart right next to the OTT, since it's big, and we know there are seven of them. Ah, but do we? Jose, your model sea does not seem to be too faithful to the original in at least one respect: poking a hole in the bottom of the original with a part of a tree wouldn...
by svenman
Sat May 12, 2018 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

What was the other Othercomic that was posted as the high resolution image for a day before GLR replaced it with the regular sized one? Edit: Never mind. Found it. http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=4185857#p4185857 Ah, thanks. There we had an entire comic posted in what is presumably its origi...
by svenman
Fri May 11, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lunch reciept Money Laundering?
Replies: 10
Views: 1506

Re: Lunch reciept Money Laundering?

In terms of actual money in the till (which is where the employee might scarf the $30), there is no extra. Xe paid a net of $6.99 in actual money, and it's in the till. When the cashier checks out, the slips will show that an extra $30 came in ($40 instead of $10). So, the business will think they ...
by svenman
Fri May 11, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8640
Views: 1572371

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

1992 - combining the current version of the regular-sized image with the one that went up on the website originally. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=56766&mode=view Title text: Yes, I know that's what I get for submitting the results of my work at the end of pulling an all-nighter. ...
by svenman
Fri May 11, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks, Jose! New othercomic. The GLR clearly had partaken of the mustard when first uploading the comic, because originally the comic image on the website looked like this for most readers (saved here for future blitzers): http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=56764 However, hidden in the HTM...
by svenman
Thu May 10, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Dunejump UNG : http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/80fe98471ef6b3caae00ad40b48db038d90e2190898ad46206644777e56d7c4f.png Wait for it. Edit: A quick OTTification of the latest othercomic : http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=56760&mode=view Count on redundancy in this spoiler: http://forums.x...
by svenman
Tue May 08, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Walk UNG : http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/24674689fc794eda3d608644e56ec586f4cc47dcb0d9bd5bbb2d520505bbdfb1.png Wait for it. Weather report: We've had some warm and sunny dips, as if it were summer already. Nevertheless I had to spend the last wipend at home with a micromolp invasion feeling steamb...
by svenman
Sun May 06, 2018 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

New BSTA: Examine desk http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000212.png Your desk is full of things. The most important are a computer and some drawings. I'm getting a sense of deja vu here. Not sure if that sense refers to something seen within BSTA. Those drawings, can they be recognized as...
by svenman
Tue May 01, 2018 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thank you all for the congrats and the cake! I've actually found the inspiration to come up with a present present for a belated celebration, but it's not quite finished yet and anyway it kinda ties in with a particular OTC frame which originally ONGed in about three wips, five yips ago, so I'll aim...
by svenman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Magnificent, ucim! And a molpish six thousand to you!

New othercomic.

100% chance of water risUNG:
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.
by svenman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

"Posts: x999"
Two big Round Number Milestones
Hanging in the air.

Edit: For the benefit of future blitzers, at the time of writing this post BlitzGirl's post count was at 8999 and ucim's post count at 5999.
by svenman
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

An OTTer who lived In Karlsruh' liked Limericks Matching Haiku. In "Five, seven, five" times Two, he did strive and manage To write one all new. (Inspired by an old man from Peru... ) Sandcastle-buildONG Taken to the next level This Tim, five yips gone: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/...
by svenman
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary
Replies: 27
Views: 4967

Re: 1981: Rickrolling Anniversary

Here's a topically oddly fitting manip I'd recently posted over in the xkcdsw thread : http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=56565&mode=view Image based on xkcd comic 1931 "Virtual Assistant" with graphic elements from xkcd comic 442 "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" ,...
by svenman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time" THEY'RE GOOD WOLPIES, SONDY

Hm, Addams' haiku Seems to be missing two lines, The first and the last. Missing lines added: Five Years... Where does the Time go? Hope addams won't mind. To repeat myself Re-ONGing current timeframe This Tim five yips past: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/cd03b5308807c5931ab9735cbcfa8563fe8fa606...
by svenman
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Todip, five yips past
Precisely this time of dip
This was the new ONG

Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.
by svenman
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

This papal decree
may show some effect on the
Wiki's Haiku page.
by svenman
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

New Othercomic. Marginally Related for having Megan, Cueball and a tree (which may or may not know what it's doing).
by svenman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8640
Views: 1572371

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Cynical, but well slightly worse done, Sableagle. --- Huh. I could have sworn I'd already seen one here based on 1931 before. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=56565&mode=view Image based on xkcd comic 1931 "Virtual Assistant" with graphic elements from xkcd comic 442 "x...
by svenman
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

The latest BSTA update hasn*t been ONGed here yet:
Insert other side of cassette and play
Image


This looks almost like what we saw at the beginning of BSTA. Will there be a second BSTA story inside BSTA?
by svenman
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

A most molpish timiversary to all! It's BlitzGirl! Calloo! Callay! And so The Advent was BlitzGirl all along. I hadn't made any particular guesses beyond The Advent being probably an experienced OTTer, but in retrospect it doesn't surprise me at all. Welcome forward to all the other recent unbaseme...
by svenman
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

And a fifth of mine. About a tenth of mine... Hint of upcoming thing. http://fora.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=56534&t=1 Intriguing. I think I got a pretty good match here: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=56538&mode=view (South/Morocco is at the top of the image, North/Spain at...
by svenman
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

The Advent doesn't seem to observe daylight saving Tim. Well, from where I am, xe seems to. Our changeover here in Europe is on the last Sunday of March H , so hasn't happened yet. The Advent's posts usually came at 06:00 am in my timezone (05:00 am UTC, corresponding to midnight Eastern Standard T...
by svenman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How did a discontinued foreign coin end up in my car?
Replies: 42
Views: 5632

Re: How did a discontinued foreign coin end up in my car?

For many years, I used to carry a discontinued German coin in my wallet because it was useful for shopping carts. In what way? Enquiring minds need to know! Jose Soupspoon already explained the principle really well (thanks). The same method continues to be in widespread use in Germany, where I liv...
by svenman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How did a discontinued foreign coin end up in my car?
Replies: 42
Views: 5632

Re: How did a discontinued foreign coin end up in my car?

For many years, I used to carry a discontinued German coin in my wallet because it was useful for shopping carts. Didn't take that along on transatlantic trips, though.
by svenman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Treeish OTTercomic, taixzo! BSTA has ONGed: relocate box http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000199.gif This yellow booth seems to be a good place to hide the box. There is absolutely no conceivable way this can go wrong. Next b_ONG in 130:02. In other news, I seem to have fallen prey to th...
by svenman
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Welcome forward TheMinim and welcome forward ColletArrow! The latest BSTA ONG hasn't been posted yet (also due to the fact that the balthacastle seemed to be down when I attempted to do this before): See the currently running program http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000196.png No idea wh...
by svenman
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1945:"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"
Replies: 21
Views: 3952

Re: 1945:"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"

"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"? I'm more interested in the scientific graph paper quality. OMY! Graph paper! That totally used to be a thing! By an odd coincidence (I assume), graph paper is also mentioned in the latest SMBC strip. Either that, or Zach Weinersmith secretly lurks on the ...
by svenman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Happy 5500, Eternal Density! Just recently I came across a photo I had taken with you in mind, but then forgotten to post here for a while. This seems like a good opportunity to fix this. Behold: A hotdog named "Hot Dog"! http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=56206&mode=view Expo...
by svenman
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, that storm was four days ago now! But here in southern Germany, where I am, it didn't hit so hard either. There have been high winds, certainly, and downed trees here and there thanks to thoroughly drenched soil, but nothing exceptional - and neither is the high water we are currently having a...
by svenman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 250
Views: 49006

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Paul Bocuse, legendary French chef.

Edit: Link replaced by one better suited to explain his significance, as I assume not all readers here will be familiar with the name.
by svenman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

New BSTA:

Click the robot
Image

A window appeared.

Well, try to find out... even if that didn't go so well before.

Next b_ONG in 102:00.
by svenman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

New othercomic.

Also, the balthabotcastle seems to be down. But I've worked out that the next b_ONG isn't due for another 12 hours and 6 minutes.
by svenman
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

New OTTercomic: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=56172&mode=view Weirdly redundant Image based on xkcd comic 1943 "Universal Dreams" by Randall Munroe, published under CC-BY-NC 2.5 . Text modified by myself, modified image also published under CC-BY-NC 2.5 . http://forums.xk...
by svenman
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: Time: THEY'RE TAKING THE SCRUMPTIOUS DONUTS TO ᘝᓄᘈᖉᐣ!

Also, let me know: ⋅ Do all the characters in the last word of this post's title look like Beanish? ⋅ What about the first line of the post itself? ⋅ Regardless of the answer to the previous questions: What device, type of OS, and browser are you in? That's your papal ...
by svenman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

New BSTA:
...
Image

This wasn't the best thing to do.

Also, a robot arrived.


That's what comes from blindly following orders.

100 hours 50 minutes to the next b_ONG.
by svenman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 147
Views: 124873

Re: Language practice threads

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind I don't recall posting this (it's a well-known German poem). I also don't know why I would post this, then and here. It doesn't seem to be in response to anything. Could there have been a post above this that was deleted? It's...
by svenman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

New othercomic.

New BSTA:
Try to find out
Image


...by randomly attacking keyboard. Likely to produce results just a little before you'll have produced the collected works of Shakespeare by chance.

Next b_ONG in 108:29.
by svenman
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106219
Views: 37962397

Re: 1190: "Time"

Baobabs! This is what some of the last parts of understanding everything (about the epilogue sequence) look like! New othercomic. And new BSTA: That's irreleveant, play the game http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000192.png Hm, how to control this character? Regarding this game, we are...

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