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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:03 pm UTC

It's actually ONG earth!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:05 pm UTC

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You can actually see the milky way now. I think. Or maybe it's just clouds...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:05 pm UTC

How's this line up?

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ETA: Oh and Page-Pope! So I use my papacy to formally and completely dissolve the office of Page-Pope!!! I hereby decree that by my holy See, no new decrees shall thee decree, see?

Henceforth, for now and for all of Time, the Page-Pope shall cease to be!!!

No do-overs, take-backs, un-do's, or crossed-fingers jinx-protections allowed!!!

Let it be so...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby CFS » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:06 pm UTC

Also, the planet is most likely Venus, considering its proximity to the sun.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:07 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:I'm using stellarium which really helps see the sky as you would with your naked eye. Everything pretty much lines up - there are minor discrepancies but it's overwhelmingly accurate. I'm trying to pin-point the earth location. From what I can tell so far it almost certainly seems southern hemisphere due to the downward slant of scorpius' tail, but I'm not certain yet.

Well, if that's the case, then we're certainly not in a consistent earth location. Given the direction of the sunset (and the stars, for that matter), we must be on the northern hemisphere, and we can't be on both at the same time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:07 pm UTC

It appears that thirds' "super-enhance" was actually a prediction!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:10 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Kieryn wrote:The 3 stars in a row are the end of Scorpius's tail!
The kind of W shape is Sagittarius the brighest star is definitely a planet, probably venus
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Edit 2: I knew I'd seen those stars before

I still don't see it. (Not that that means much...)

If you're right, it means that the sun is pretty close to Scorpius and Saggitarius. (Not sure if the sun was just in them, or is about to be in them.)
Which makes it either autumn or early winter. I think...


Yes - around October 1st by my reckoning.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eutychus » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:11 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:It's actually ONG earth!
Maybe it's the Earth Mark 2.

/can we go looking for fjords in Africa and/or artificial dinosaur skeletons?
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The Darkness don't have enough hits for me to carry on

Postby HES » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:11 pm UTC

Oooh, shiny! We might actually discover the one true location soon (hmmm, wonder if it all ties into a geohash?)
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thirds wrote:Looks like the darkening was just an artistic instrument to make the scene more obvious due to the restriction of the two-color scheme and the white sky. Why we're just now seeing the darkness is a mystery though, given that they mention they've been walking for days already.

I standby my earlier heresy that Randall hadn't decided if or how to do it, and night time wasn't as relevant before.

akacat wrote:I don't think anyone has compiled and posted Eternal Density's subject-line story, have they? Here it is:

It's so long! Only seems like yesterdip that it began, but I suppose the same could be said of the OTC

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ChronosDragon wrote:Wow. If this were bigger it would make a great Time-themed wallpaper!

If it were smaller, a movie-reel/matrix of frames would make a great wallpaper/poster. Now that we have some more overall colour variation, it would even be possible to photomosaic something out of it

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Henceforth, for now and for all of Time, the Page-Pope shall cease to be!!!
No do-overs, take-backs, un-do's, or crossed-fingers jinx-protections allowed!!!

Let it be so...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:12 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Brightness-enhanced image:
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You can actually see the milky way now. I think. Or maybe it's just clouds...


Yes that's the milkyway. And it lines up too.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:12 pm UTC

With all this talk of stars, it's fitting that the song sitting paused on my last.fm is called "Sea of Stars" :D

I'm constantly amazed by this thread, how we're able to glean so much minute detail from the smallest of things. I just want to give a hearty congratulations to everyone who's able and willing to identify those stars, it's absolutely amazing.

And I stand by what I said before - this sequence would make an excellent desktop wallpaper, if it weren't 500 pixels across :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Montov » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:16 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Montov wrote:Lovely night sky. Keep those super-enhancements coming.
mscha: I'm missing "Yeah" in your footnotes.

Not an adjective (or word/phrase playing a similar role).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cari.j.elliot » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:16 pm UTC

Fredski wrote:I am loving this. We have no way to cheat the system, just wait for time itself to pass before seeing the next tiny bit of movement in the story.

We all know the level of work Randall has put into previous projects, be it Click and Drag, or some of the more intense graphs. If he applied a similar amount of time on this project as he has a graph like Money, this animation could well go on for more than a month, even more.

Regardless, I am loving the simplicity and beauty of the story - Up to everybody's personal interpretation of every frame.


Actually, this has been going on for over three months, now, first posting March 25 at midnight.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:17 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:With all this talk of stars, it's fitting that the song sitting paused on my last.fm is called "Sea of Stars" :D

I'm constantly amazed by this thread, how we're able to glean so much minute detail from the smallest of things. I just want to give a hearty congratulations to everyone who's able and willing to identify those stars, it's absolutely amazing.

And I stand by what I said before - this sequence would make an excellent desktop wallpaper, if it weren't 500 pixels across :(


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Re: The Darkness don't have enough hits for me to carry on

Postby StratPlayer » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:21 pm UTC

HES wrote:ETA:
StratPlayer wrote:ETA: Oh and Page-Pope! So I use my papacy to formally and completely dissolve the office of Page-Pope!!! I hereby decree that by my holy See, no new decrees shall thee decree, see?
Henceforth, for now and for all of Time, the Page-Pope shall cease to be!!!
No do-overs, take-backs, un-do's, or crossed-fingers jinx-protections allowed!!!

Let it be so...

Because the last five attempts were successful...


Yeah, but this time I added the "no do-overs" clause. That's legally, morally, and ethically binding!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:21 pm UTC

I'm homing in on the location based on the fact it is early fall and the orientation of the constellation at sunset. Large uncertainty at this point, but Africa and Madagascar are looking unlikely. I've been wrong before though.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:25 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:I'm homing in on the location based on the fact it is early fall and the orientation of the constellation at sunset. Large uncertainty at this point, but Africa and Madagascar are looking unlikely. I've been wrong before though.


Add into that the fact that they're on the shore of a sea and there is a river.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:29 pm UTC

Yeah I can't match up what's in Time with the picture you posted either, Keiryn. But if you're using a program and that's what it came up with...

I'm quite familiar with the sky, constellations, star names, etc. And it's very hard for my eyeballs to line it up. :?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:31 pm UTC

Australia, early November. 9:30 AM UTC.
EDIT: (That's around 7.30 pm local time)

Also - the position of venus indicates that it is THIS year.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:32 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:Australia, early November. 9:30 AM UTC.
EDIT: (That's around 7.30 pm local time)


Austraila!!!!

Erm, perhaps this means we might see a kangaroomolpy?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:33 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Brightness-enhanced image:
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You can actually see the milky way now. I think. Or maybe it's just clouds...


Or this could just be the beginning of that little screen-saver rant that was in the OtherComic a couple issues back.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:33 pm UTC

I don't see scorpius, and with the sun setting L->R, it's not Australia.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:35 pm UTC

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Yay, stars!

@ChronosDragon - nice sandcastle replica!

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EDIT: Is it Venus? Is the distance from the sun right?


I'd say it's possible. Venus can appear up to 47 degrees away from the sun and this is well within that.


Can you tell if Venus has been twisted onto it's side into Cassini-Venus? It might be relevant to the long, on-going "where are we?" discussions...


Actually from what I can from a quick look at Stellarium, Venus seems to be "following" the sun after sunset, in a similar pattern to this right now in the northern hemisphere.

Beyond that, we would need to ask someone much more astronomically versed than myself.


I say that with the current information we can't be sure it's Venus and not a particularly bright star. The main visible difference is that planets are at another place in the sky on different nights. We have only seen it once, so we can't make that comparison.


My "is Venus on it's side?" question was actually a subtle joke -- in regular light, the cloudbank of Venus renders the planet almost featureless, so even if you could see the "detail" of the GLR's image, and it WAS supposed to be Venus, you'd likely still have no clue as to ts orientation.

From APOD: "Venus can offer less than satisfying telescopic views though. The planet is shrouded in reflective clouds that appear bright but featureless at the eyepiece."

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About the setting of the comic... If it's far enough in the future (and I'm still pretty sure it's post-apocalypse), the baobab and other flora and fauna may have been transplanted just about anywhere... so they could be in Africa, Europe, North or South America, Australia, even Antarctica. (Though as some have said the angle of the sunset won't work for the southern hemisphere.) Currently, of course, some of those climates probably wouldn't support baobabs, but again, this is the future; the climate may have changed significantly.
Alternatively, it could be a terraformed Mars, which would allow for the same stars but completely different geography. In that case, the planet in the sky might be Earth. Not likely though.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:36 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:It appears that thirds' "super-enhance" was actually a prediction!

Hah, close.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:37 pm UTC

There's only one way we could be on the southern hemisphere, and that is if we're looking at a mirror image of the OTUniverse.
Oh, wait, then the stars would be mirrored too.
Still, does this make any sense?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:37 pm UTC

Haha! Based on the exact position of venus the precise date is 2013/11/7 -- Except that on that date the moon should be in close proximity.

In fact the moon should come into view on the next frame! If Randall is paying attention :-)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:39 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:Australia, early November. 9:30 AM UTC.
EDIT: (That's around 7.30 pm local time)

Also - the position of venus indicates that it is THIS year.

But how do you account for the m*stardy direction of the sunset and the stars that can only occur on the northern hemisphere??
That is not a detail which you can simply ignore.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:43 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:Australia, early November. 9:30 AM UTC.
EDIT: (That's around 7.30 pm local time)

Also - the position of venus indicates that it is THIS year.


Everyone! We must travel to Australia this November!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Marsh'n » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:43 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:In fact the moon should come into view on the next frame! If Randall is paying attention :-)


Didn't someone observe (might have been mscha, I tried scanning back 3NP and didn't find it) that there was a part of the horizon that wasn't darkening, for unexplained reasons?

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Marsh'n wrote:@lmjb1964 Great Les Mis OTTification! I think you solved the problem I was struggling with in "Lucy" - by focusing on one sequence rather than the whole of Time. (So much Time, so little to OTTify...)


Right, and what am I ? Chopped Liver? Who finished that OTTification and in sync with the original musical? Who's the man ? Ehrm.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Opiboble » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:45 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Australia, early November. 9:30 AM UTC.
EDIT: (That's around 7.30 pm local time)

Also - the position of venus indicates that it is THIS year.

But how do you account for the m*stardy direction of the sunset and the stars that can only occur on the northern hemisphere??
That is not a detail which you can simply ignore.


Yeah I don't agree with this location and time at all.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:48 pm UTC

Here is a screenshot of Stellarium with the location (roughly Australia), date and time set per my post and Venus and it's orbit is selected.
The sun sets and the sky moves exactly as the OTC shows as you adjust the minutes.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eutychus » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:48 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Australia, early November. 9:30 AM UTC.
EDIT: (That's around 7.30 pm local time)

Also - the position of venus indicates that it is THIS year.

Won't that conjunction occur again far into the future (or past)?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:51 pm UTC

Opiboble wrote:
mscha wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Australia, early November. 9:30 AM UTC.
EDIT: (That's around 7.30 pm local time)

Also - the position of venus indicates that it is THIS year.

But how do you account for the m*stardy direction of the sunset and the stars that can only occur on the northern hemisphere??
That is not a detail which you can simply ignore.


Yeah I don't agree with this location and time at all.


Something I noticed on the astrometry site someone linked earlier is that there's options to specify the parity of the image. Maybe somewhere in the comicification process, the GLR flips the image around, so that it gets a reversed parity?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:51 pm UTC

Goodness. We still do not know what exactly we're waiting for... but... perhaps we now know WHEN? (and roughly where)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:53 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Australia, early November. 9:30 AM UTC.
EDIT: (That's around 7.30 pm local time)

Also - the position of venus indicates that it is THIS year.


Everyone! We must travel to Australia this November!

This brings new light to the "we haven't been seen by any people yet" line
(though I agree on the definitely northern hemisphere thing)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:54 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:Here is a screenshot of Stellarium with the location (roughly Australia), date and time set per my post and Venus and it's orbit is selected.
The sun sets and the sky moves exactly as the OTC shows as you adjust the minutes.

If the sun sets in direction in Australia according to Stellarium, then I wouldn't trust anything it says.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:55 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Here is a screenshot of Stellarium with the location (roughly Australia), date and time set per my post and Venus and it's orbit is selected.
The sun sets and the sky moves exactly as the OTC shows as you adjust the minutes.

If the sun sets in direction in Australia according to Stellarium, then I wouldn't trust anything it says.


Sorry - just checked my location... It's in line with Australia but closer to the equator -- somewhere in Indonesia.

Edit: I got all this from rough adjustments in Stellarium. I'm sure more precise measurements should be able to produce a more precise location.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:56 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
mscha wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Here is a screenshot of Stellarium with the location (roughly Australia), date and time set per my post and Venus and it's orbit is selected.
The sun sets and the sky moves exactly as the OTC shows as you adjust the minutes.

If the sun sets in direction in Australia according to Stellarium, then I wouldn't trust anything it says.


Sorry - just checked my location... It's in line with Australia but closer to the equator -- somewhere in Indonesia.


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