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by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have officially given up on catching up. I can no longer say that I've read every post on this thread.
Can somebody give me a quick summary of the past 17 pages or so?

Also, a hug would be the best next scene ever.
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Why must the most exciting events transpire at the moments of my weakness? Farewell, my comrades; I must depart for the foreign land of Sleep. I shall lose consciousness, hallucinate vividly, and most likely forget the entire experience within a few newpix.
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'll work on a chrome plugin, anyone wanna do a firefox one? (detect datetime, replace with format) For what it's worth, if you're as sleep deprived as most of us, trying to write code with the intention of other people running might legally be considered an act of cyber-terrorism. I so want to sig...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

After rereading this multiple times, it still makes no sense. I suspect I am hallucinating. Sleep would probably be a good idea. But I mustn't... miss.. the... next... one...... Especially since it's getting really interesting now. What, Primis's or mine? Both. Primis's might make more sense if I c...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

After rereading this multiple times, it still makes no sense. I suspect I am hallucinating. Sleep would probably be a good idea. But I mustn't... miss.. the... next... one...... Especially since it's getting really interesting now. What, Primis's or mine? Both. Primis's might make more sense if I c...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

So here is the question, will she stay still for the duration of the camera moving? That's what I was wondering- why she hadn't moved in 2 newpix and had this become some sort of still-life. But I think in the last frame she was building up the side of that wall, and in this one she's in the same p...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm standardizing how we tell time in NewPix: -The beginning of our calendars shall hereby be the beginning of Time. -Each NewPix is the quantized time between two frames of Time. -milliPix is 1/1024th of a NewPix (1.75 "outsider" seconds) -MACPix is 48 NewPix and is equal to the time of ...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Maybe there's a huge group of people helping the two build. Oh, that could symbolize how the community of the comic has grown over the years! Or it could be people at a funeral! Guys, Randall DIED! /sarcasm But I was serious about the group of people. That would be cool. All the recurring characters...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Megan seems to be working on a huge tower, at least the height of her.

Also, I don't think this new castle is much bigger than the previous one because they didn't have much more time to build it.
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is great - it's my birthday today. And watching a religion, a language, really an entire culture, be created right in front of my eyes is an absolutely awesome birthday present. Ha pp y B ir th d ay! ! :D Ditto. Honestly, the fact that somebody thinks that something I played some small part in...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

At this rate, I think there might be about 30 more panels if the new castle is about the size of this one. Deadcode predicted that the glimpse of the future would arrive at 71:30, but it actually arrived at 71:00. That makes the rate of acceleration of zooming (not panning, right? zooming?) somewha...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Kename Fin wrote:How does panning rate help determine the finish?

We could make guesses of how big the pan is. Far from accurate, but guessing could still be fun.
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

On topic again, I think it is obvious that the comic will not end for several more newpix. We've been panning for 18 newpix and still haven't seen cueball or megan. Didn't somebody figure out the rate it was panning at? That was really helpful. Too bad it was hidden by the flood of religious posts....
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

...I'm sorry, you must be new here. I don't mean to sound rude or anything, but I kind of helped start the talk of the Outside and am the one that suggested that this is a religion. It was funny at first, but seems a bit too much now. Again, sorry if this seems tude, but that comment just seems rea...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

I happened to see the flag while working on my super-resolution average, and extrapolating from the current rate of zooming (which has been constant for the last 3 hours, from 64:30 to the present 67:30), that frame will happen at 75:30 (in 8 hours). Well it's different now. The rate of zoom was co...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

On topic again, I think it is obvious that the comic will not end for several more newpix. We've been panning for 18 newpix and still haven't seen cueball or megan. Didn't somebody figure out the rate it was panning at? That was really helpful. Too bad it was hidden by the flood of religious posts....
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does it bother anyone else that we're discussing an event that is still happening as if it is ancient history? When each newpix is posted, it barely gets a post or two. I doubt people in Jesus' day sat around talking about the intricacies of his miracles and the basis of his following while he was ...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

This is great - it's my birthday today. And watching a religion, a language, really an entire culture, be created right in front of my eyes is an absolutely awesome birthday present. It's strange. The One True Comic moves at a slower pace than reality (or does reality move faster than tOTC?) and th...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

darthjimmy wrote:Are we still watching the One Comic or just arguing over religious specifics?

Irony: In our rush to worship the comic, we have forgotten about it.

I've been wondering that too. As funny as this is, maybe we can try staying on topic.
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

May I humbly suggest a sort of pseudo-SI (because measuring by the 1000s would, hopefully, be impractical) system of measurement: 1 - Newpic/Newpix (The distinction is irrelevant. Think of it as a dialect thing.) 2 - Tupix 4 - Quadpix 8 - Octopix 16 - Hexapix 48 - Dayapix 96 - Tudayapix 192 - Forda...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

There's still a lot of unanswered questions about this religion though, here they are, from least important to most: 1) Who is the Creator in this particular origin story? Is it Monroe, or is it the stickfigures in the comic? Is it going to be one of those weird scenarios where there's a god, but t...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Now there are two competing religions. What have we done?
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

On another note, I think we've started a religion. I'm not sure whether to be horrified or amazed. It's not a religion, we've just been compulsively observing and discussing messages from Randall the Author of all Time for 140 newpix because it's interesting . A wiki is hardly a Bible is it? There ...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

On another note, I think we've started a religion. I'm not sure whether to be horrified or amazed. It's not a religion, we've just been compulsively observing and discussing messages from Randall the Author of all Time for 140 newpix because it's interesting . A wiki is hardly a Bible is it? I actu...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

The prophecy has been realized. All hail the Sandcastle(s).
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

I personally prefer newpix as both singular as plural, but both newpic and newpix should be accepted because frankly, an argument over this would be silly.

On another note, I think we've started a religion. I'm not sure whether to be horrified or amazed.
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Say, for example, that someone might create a Wikipedia article for our new unit of time. Should the title be "newpic"? Or should it be "newpix"? Should there first be some sort of vote held to determine the accepted forms, for singular and plural? I vote for 'newpix', and 'newp...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Technically speaking, a newpic isn't exactly equal to a period of 30 minutes; it is a measurement of how many new frames will be or have been posted to the One True Comic. Anything more precise than that is meaningless, because there are only two states of being -- looking at a new frame, or waitin...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

I feel like we're close to starting a religion, if we haven't already.
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

The Outside is actually the Big Blue Room, where they keep the Jumbo Sized Air Fresheners, the Intermittent Sprinkler System, and the Hurtling Metal Boxes of Doom. The glare comes from the Great Headlight of The Universe, bearing down upon our sandcastle at 2 gigapixels per newpix, but always missi...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

bouer wrote:How about, to screw with the Outsiders we use newpix for the singular and newpic for the plural?

I thought that the Outsiders were all killed in the Great Flame War.
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

I searched for a while but after 20 minutes I could not find it. Can someone bump the "accidental" image of the flag that happened earlier today? I missed that while I was at work. Wait for it. Somebody predicted that it would be up about four newpix from now. (3 17/30 newpix, if you want...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Anyway, back on topic: The reason that Megan didn't say goodbye when she left is probably because she only moved slightly out of frame to build the mini castle. I wonder why she decided to give that one a flag (or flags) but not this one. So when Cueball finished his sand castle, he went to help her...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?! Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle. I don't know. Nobody does. There is a large silicate-based piece of translucent material behind me that supposedly allows one to view the Outs...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

riverssong wrote:I step away for ten minutes and y'all are creating a new civilization?!

We are not creating a new civilization. Merely acknowledging the destruction of an old one.
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?! Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle. I don't know. Nobody does. There is a large silicate-based piece of translucent material behind me that supposedly allows one to view the Outs...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Outside? Is that like Mesopotamia? Isn't Mesopotamia gone? Has Outside been destroyed without our noticing?! Oh well. At least we still have our sandcastle. I don't know. Nobody does. There is a large silicate-based piece of translucent material behind me that supposedly allows one to view the Outs...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'd rather not have that happen for our own sanity's sake. That ship ship sailed 140 newp-- er, three days ago. Days? What are those? From your 140 newp(ix, I'm assuming) comment, I'll assume that one day is... 46 2/3 newpix. What an impractical unit of measurement. Why would you use days ? I think...
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

Helper wrote:
inhalvast wrote:I'd rather not have that happen for our own sanity's sake.

That ship ship sailed 140 newp-- er, three days ago.

Days? What are those?
From your 140 newp(ix, I'm assuming) comment, I'll assume that one day is... 46 2/3 newpix. What an impractical unit of measurement. Why would you use days?
by NoEdge
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104875
Views: 29913575

Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:And one of my fav frames is just after he knocks down part of the castle and then throws a bit of sand in the air. I interpret that as a moment of frustration, like "dammit, look what I did! now I have to f***in fix it!"

That's just like you - praising a frame where something is broken!

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