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by Incognito357
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

As an aside, inspired by the images of pixel comparisons (but no program shared, and also no pixel comparisons for quite a few newpages), I have created a C# program for those interested that compares two images (from your comptuer) and saves the third with color changes (red = some pixel to white;...
by Incognito357
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

In light of 1192, at the moment the only way I can connect it to Time is (at best) a long shot. But here goes. The alt-text, "I'm so bad at carrying a tune[...]", reminds me of that old saying 'You couldn't carry a tune in a bucket'. Bucket being the key word here, and also mentioned back ...
by Incognito357
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posting in this thread has definitely slowed down big time. Unfortunately, yes. Shall we invoke the Newpixians (or the Sheeple, for that matter)? Emergency caffination may be called for. With or without semen? Oh man, I laughed way too hard at that. Just the thought of stumbling across this thread ...
by Incognito357
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Occam's Razor for me: no coffee lake, no snow, just a beach and a (awesome) sand castle. Occam's razor is about simplifying one theory, not about picking between two theories. May i quote Wikipedia on Occam´s razor? "It states that among competing hypotheses, the one that makes the fewest assu...
by Incognito357
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

arjan wrote:The last one says it was was created 2013-03-27T06:42:46-04:00 and modified 2 two days EARLIER at 2013-03-25T00:56:32-04:00.

It might mean that we're watching a movie while it's being made.

Or that he's just messing with us now, by changing the date on his computer
by Incognito357
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

join us! Oh, fine... Eeep! Now I'm a mindless algroithm that merely scans forums and attempts to construct posts relevant to the subject at hand! Now I'm nothing! ...this feels oddly familar. [humor-verb] job. [topic] is very [nicety] when [xkcd-conditional]. #23c45e3dff [review-this] @outputerror ...
by Incognito357
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Gee Willikers, grief counseling, and cake will probably have to be served at the end of this enrichment center activity Time.
by Incognito357
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

After learning about primal instincts, and linking these instincts to 'sleep' and 'day' and 'illuminations', I've figured it out. These primal instincts we have to look away from Time are the root of all evil, and must not be given in to! Do away with this sleep! We don't need you're kind here! Igno...
by Incognito357
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

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 Incognito357
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

NoMouse wrote:This is clearly a piece of pipe with piranha plant in it.

woah, that means that he somehow managed to splice together two pieces of opposite sides of 1110, but switched which side it actually is on relative to where they were in 1110 :shock: does this confirm string theory or something?
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Either Randall changed the hash and salt, thinking that people must be onto him by now... or... maybe his algorithm caused TWO identical hashes? :o that could certainly cause a mix-up... in any case... does this mean that Randall IS around? Or, him, and a few helpers taking shifts to make sure every...
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

In total there are 800 users online :: 96 registered, 6 hidden and 698 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes) Most users ever online was 1977 on Tue Feb 22, 1916 1:09 pm UTC I can't remember exactly when, probably around 10-20 pages or so, I looked and saw over 900 guests, close to ...
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

He looks to be brushing sand off of himself, I bet he fell by accident, poor guy. Next 3 hours is him fixing it, maybe the girl comes back sometime while that's happening
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Primis wrote:Live updating GIF:
Image
Feel free to give me an internet for the service :D

*bump*
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Uninfinity wrote:I'd like to see this comic redone with thought bubbles from the characters echoing some of these forum posts.

Here's another one, quick:
Image
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Uninfinity wrote:I'd like to see this comic redone with thought bubbles from the characters echoing some of these forum posts.

Hope I'm not too late:
Image
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:Note that it is, in fact, a new image. It looks a lot like the one from an hour earlier, but the arms are slightly different.

the URL hashes are different as well
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Robotbeat wrote:.. the female figure didn't say goodbye (and didn't imply she'd be coming back).

The guy was gone for 22 frames. The girl has only been gone 10. I'm going to wait at least that long before I start worrying.
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm starting to think back on an earlier idea, again, in light of the new comic 'The Past', which is that the couple sent out the boy from #1. Maybe I shouldn't use the new comic to justify this theory, but I mean it makes me start leaning towards wondering if anything from previous comics, even the...
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, and on a somewhat more serious note, I truly hope there's someone watching every moment of the actual xkcd page. If he changes the timing from 30 minutes to say 5 or 10 minutes, these auto-updating scripts based on the half hour are gonna break :/ oh well. You're worried that nobody is watching...
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

What will we do if 1191 is another time-based changing comic? :O What if 1191 is THIS comic, but IN REVERSE? then 1192 will be the punchline, but in the middle. And they will seem to be completely different until they get closer and closer to friday... What if 1191 is a normal comic, and 1190 just c...
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whatever the reason he decided to take this format, it was planned. There is no way it was a sudden idea. All of these images were already on the server. They had to be. I induced this by looking at that huge chunk of JavaScript. It would take a while to come up with that many lines of code. But he...
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well let's see. 1095 posts, 92 frames. that gives roughly 12 posts per frame (or per half hour). Given this number, it would only take about 77 more frames (to 169), or about 38 more hours to reach the 2030 posts in pickup artist. Of course, pickup had over 8 days doing so, and we're already over ha...
by Incognito357
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

NoEdge wrote:Is it just me or does he seem to be building more slowly than the girl? Maybe he wants to be very precise?

Or perhaps he's just working on parts of it that we can't see.
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

she didn't say 'bye' or anything, so I'm thinking she's gonna be back rather quickly, maybe she's just going to get something, like a pair of binoculars, maybe a camera, or something
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

looks to me like she started leaning her head on her hand, with her elbow on the sand
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

perhaps this is a more elaborate ruse than what was found at the end of what-if 22, except he's gonna show a graph kind of like this when all's said and done.
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

same here for the last update.

I just had a thought. Maybe Randall will continue adding pictures until someone breaks his encryption. Where're those guys with the supercomputers at? they should have it cracked by now ;)
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

I can't say that I've built a block of sand almost as tall as me, but it just doesn't seem plausible to me that the sand would be that sturdy. Assuming there's a pit behind what's shown, I do know how hard it is to dig a hole in sand. water somehow always seems to be able to find a path into the pit...
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Seems like it cannot go on past midnight tonight, right? Unless it is a multi-part comic. On another note - Where's all the sand coming from? I'd have expected a depression somewhere in the frame as the castle went up. Instead, R seems to be intentionally violating the law of Conservation of Sand. ...
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

.. while he relaxes on a beach. what about the JS that went through 7 revisions? maybe it wasn't him that was taking care of server overload, but it certainly made me feel like he was still around, watching, waiting... *Edit: .. it certainly makes me want to be building a sandcastle on a beach. I a...
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

It could be, but I don't think that this is the April Fool's joke. It's got too much of a lead in and people analyse Randall's comics too deeply for him to get away with that, and still have people surprised. If it lasts as long as April 1st, there may be a joke within the comic on that day, but I ...
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Going back and figuring out when the comic would finish if there were 1190 frames, my calculations (if i did them right) say it would be 3.5 weeks to finish. Also, if this were to lead to an april fool's joke, there would be 336 frames (if it were to complete at the same time it started), 384 if it ...
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

I started going back through the first comics, to see if there were any more obvious time references, or whatnot that may be related somehow or another: #1: if they sent something out, it could possibly be a boy in a barrel. if this is true, maybe there will be 1190 frames to this, one for each comi...
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

Are we seeing the past? Maybe they sent out the boy from #1. Maybe he's returning with a ferret riding a biplane? woah, eerily enough, i just connected this to #39: "Sooner or later, my friend, one of us will run out of time." depicting the boy staring at a bowl with a miniature ship in i...
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

My theory is: that they just watched something depart and are waiting for it to come back. I wonder if this is true, he seems to be staring out to sea maybe wondering if he'll ever see whoever or whatever it was that departed. Unless they are waiting for 'it' to come back, then maybe he...
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

What if this is real-time time-lapse photography of their vacation on the beach processed through a stick-figurizing filter that Randall has written for Gimp? What if he hasn't drawn anything for years and has just posted processed photographs all along while we all thought he was an artistic geniu...
by Incognito357
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104575
Views: 28652743

Re: 1190: "Time"

A frame or two after she sat back down after admiring the sandcastle I thought it looked like she was maybe beginning to bury herself, and he sat down to join in, but now it seems like they are extending the castle, making a wall, as the pile they made seems too long just for covering her legs. A bi...

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