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by cmyk
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Who the hell drinks anything out of bags? And are they paper or plastic?

Back in the olden days, before things like Star Wars and the Internet, they drank from animal skins (or animal bladders and/or scrotums?).
by cmyk
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

The latest image... (ONG) http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8b66046772eb96271a1c27c0ca3379ec809cfbe657dd8e536c2357f433aa74e2.png Looks like Cuegan have a drinking problem. It could be worse, they could be drinking from a BONG!!! Must be river water, I hope they boiled it first. I'd hate to see a new...
by cmyk
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

BACKWHEREWEBELONG... http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/26f85f42469f27a58946df596ff71baf4d8c9395a102b9dccdfde79a98747a8a.png First Cueball isn't allowed to go to Toshi Station to get some power converters, and now that female R2 unit has a bad motivator. *sigh* Life on a moisture farm just isn't as e...
by cmyk
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Presents? You mean...I get Present Presents? How exciting! :D Oh, but first of all, I have some things in my pocketses, here: *ruffles through vest's pockets* ◌ thyme ◌ a few stray gems from the past ◌ hugs and happiness ◌ piece of party cake in tupperware for jovialbard ◌ Whistle of Temporal Harmo...
by cmyk
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Ebonite wrote:Oh, my Randall! Blitzgirl is almost here! Blitzgirl is almost here!

<begins hurriedly tidying up the forum>


Welp. I guess I should put some pants on, then...
by cmyk
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Probably my last nerd-out. I believe I'm starting to detect a linear stretch on the fade. I copied, and rotated the graph, changing one to magenta the other to green, and multiplied the colors so when they overlap, they make black. Note the datapoints line up perfectly for the center of the linear ...
by cmyk
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Probably my last nerd-out. I believe I'm starting to detect a linear stretch on the fade. I copied, and rotated the graph, changing one to magenta the other to green, and multiplied the colors so when they overlap, they make black. Note the datapoints line up perfectly for the center of the linear s...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Still on track for around frame 962/963. Are you using chrome values? Because it is not at 50% yet. Nuh-uh. I'm downloading the original png from the hash, opening in Photoshop and making sure not to apply any color management (and its gamma set to 1.0 — linear). Seems other image edito...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

htom wrote:
cmyk wrote:And we all slappeth ourselves with the Holy Rainbow Trout of the Gamut Sea, and we all sayeth... Amen.


Aha! That's what I'm doing wrong. I was taught to slap the output device with the trout!


We've all been there. It ain't pretty.
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Still on track for around frame 962/963. Are you using chrome values? Because it is not at 50% yet. Nuh-uh. I'm downloading the original png from the hash, opening in Photoshop and making sure not to apply any color management (and its gamma set to 1.0 — linear). Seems other image edito...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Still on track for around frame 962/963. Are you using chrome values? Because it is not at 50% yet. Nuh-uh. I'm downloading the original png from the hash, opening in Photoshop and making sure not to apply any color management (and its gamma set to 1.0 — linear). Seems other image editors are openi...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Still on track for around frame 962/963. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5583349/xkcd/Newpix_Fading_Graph_f944.png Are you using chrome values? Because it is not at 50% yet. Nuh-uh. I'm downloading the original png from the hash, opening in Photoshop and making sure not to apply any color manag...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

descor wrote:
RobIrr wrote:I don't look directly at the comic itself; that'd be a spoiler! I prefer reading the commentary on the way to it :D

Me too!! Glad I'm not the only one.


(Yep, same here)
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Still on track for around frame 962/963.

Image
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Simply curious, as to most of the proposed metaphors, mostly it's the usual philosophical/cosmological references, like relating the sea and tide to the inevitability of nature or entropy reclaiming our local order. Rivers flow, the catalyst for change, if not change itself. Time is like sand, hourg...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

CHEECH & CHONG!

Image

8-bit grayscale = #2d2d2d (K: 81%)
Index Color = #313131 (K: 79%)
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm still going with the assumption that this is more or less a transition, and not the fade-out to the actual end: 1) The fade, or dissolve, indicates a lengthy passage of time while our protagonists are away, exploring. 2) When the dissolve is complete, the scene will fade back as M&C will ret...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

My independent estimate for total scene fade-to-white (projecting an exponential curve which seems to fit the data), is ~NewPix #963. Give or take, because charts and graphs are definitely NOT my forté! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5583349/xkcd/Newpix_Fading_Graph.png EDIT: Seems to corrobora...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

vvn wrote:I get #282828


in Grayscale/8bit (gamma 1.0), I'm getting #232323, 84% Gray.

I get #282828 if I then covert it to a grayscale Index Color Table.
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/037251575a1734ca50a9bf427b400c782f204adc70dc2ada362f96bdbac001a5.png Color is #222222. Edit: Also, the sea wall is all but gone. Only two more pixels rise before it's submerged entirely Weird; this time, the colour you report is darker than mine, the reverse of the ...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 26707

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

Kit. wrote:
Shidoshi wrote:I don't know why so many people are having such a hard time understanding this one. It was pretty clear to me the first time I saw it :roll:

Cool. So, tell us why the wall socket is dark in the last panel.


It's a short. Reversing time reverses the polarity... quick, reverse the polarity!
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

SALAD TONGS! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/ff33b3e220e1668b1d4dcd661cd14094f393918d1aa5af3170623c90a4b62128.png Grayscale: 88% Hex: 2d2d2d RGB: r45, g45, b45 ETA: Whoops! Linked to old hash! Eh? You too, now? I'm showing 31, #1f1f1f, for this one. And that seems to fit with the gr[ae]yscale 88% ...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

@cmyk: my feelings is hurts. I so sorry... was posting in... *gasp*... another thread. I promise to change back! Please forgive! Off-topic post is off-topic. I mean, there's a topic for that. Why not post there, buffygirl? It appears to be this comment causing a stink: As a rule, I tend to avoid th...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

The problem with this, someone said that by the time it gets a lot brighter, the images as viewed on google chrome will be almost impossible to see, as the grey will appear white. is this correct? Isn't the issue with chrome a kind of rounding error? I get that it got grayer faster there, but I don...
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:@cmyk: my feelings is hurts.


I so sorry... was posting in... *gasp*... another thread. I promise to change back! Please forgive!
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

SALAD TONGS!

Image

Grayscale: 88%
Hex: 2d2d2d
RGB: r45, g45, b45

ETA: Whoops! Linked to old hash!
by cmyk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 33043

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

My university is doing a campaign at the moment where they get people to write "I need feminism because..." along with a reason on a whiteboard, they take a photo and put it on their website. I've already done one, but I'm very tempted to do another with today's comic drawn on it. Bolding...
by cmyk
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1202: "Girls and Boys"
Replies: 138
Views: 33043

Re: 1202: "Girls and Boys"

Can't spell "schism" without "ism"! In all seriousness, I find labeling along sociopolitical grounds almost as bad as religious dogma. It may go to serve a purpose, in all good intentions, to some end. But labels have a (demonstrable) way of intrinsically discriminating, for good...
by cmyk
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

WARNING: Color space nerd-post, feel free to skip... Chrome seems to be displaying a gamma of 1.0, or a Linear color space (as opposed to sRGB which is an odd linear/2.4 gamma mix, averaging a ~2.2 gamma correction). sRGB is the de facto color space/gamut standard for the internet, most computer/mo...
by cmyk
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whatever the case, I think it goes without saying the rise of the sea and the degradation of the sand castles is greatly accelerated compared with the prior 800+ frames. But I said it anyway, because sometimes things that go without saying are worth saying. So it's been said, saving anyone else fro...
by cmyk
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: "Time": may the thread live forever

1190 Forever! I think we have another possible t-shirt slogan, Just checked in to say, thanks for the hat, buffygirl. Now my head is warm. (Though I'm not 100% sure what the thing I'm holding is. A keyboard?) I think you're selling snacks. (Perhaps to buy that third quark?) nod nods. That brings up...
by cmyk
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whatever the case, I think it goes without saying the rise of the sea and the degradation of the sand castles is greatly accelerated compared with the prior 800+ frames. But I said it anyway, because sometimes things that go without saying are worth saying. So it's been said, saving anyone else from...
by cmyk
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Here is my updated graph of the current colour change progress its now predicted to hit white around 1007 My guess is that it'll either be a bit faster than that and end at 1000 or a bit slower and end at 1024. My own graph is predicting almost exactly 1024 (1022 actually): xkcd-time-prediction.png...
by cmyk
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

From a few newpix ago...

Image
by cmyk
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

IT DRAWS NIGH! ALL BEWARE THE WHITE TIDE!
by cmyk
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm starting to think I need to come up with an avatar so that I can join the mob for a Buffyhat... Anyone got a spare one lying around 1 1 preferably something signifying the subtle wit of genius, but totally humble as well This should meet your requirements. Walter! How I miss him. Me too. I gues...
by cmyk
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

AluisioASG wrote:
Febrion wrote:I'm starting to think I need to come up with an avatar so that I can join the mob for a Buffyhat... Anyone got a spare one lying around1

1preferably something signifying the subtle wit of genius, but totally humble as well

This should meet your requirements.


Walter!

How I miss him.
by cmyk
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Without a doubt, the image appears to be intentionally fading at this point. The border of the image is remaining 100% black, while the contents are clearly becoming lighter. Chrome seems to be applying an odd gamma adjustment, as it's displaying the image far lighter: #272727. Safari is showing #02...
by cmyk
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Subtle shade of gray
Could be failure of proper
Color management
by cmyk
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104732
Views: 29425729

Re: 1190: "Time"

Caffeinecancersemenbabywhateverthehellitis is made of sheeple!

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