1190: "Time"

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Re: Richard, the Fancy Whale

Postby Eternal Density » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:22 pm UTC

rvloon wrote:That's easy. Just make it alternate between groups. I also would put it in an empty box, or with foreground color == background color. It wouldn't be much of a ninja if you could see them, after all.

BTW, in 1.41 there's something strange with the trebuchets. They are stuck at 'build 0 when 1 is destroyed'. Also, 'No sell' can be bought without spending castles by clicking on the button rather than the 'Buy'. I noticed in the preview that this was supposed to be fixed, but it's not. ETA: current export, so you can debug.

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Hmm, this may be a mustard:
Spoiler:
I have 6 Newpixbots. Before they gave me castles it said 8 of them were active. 4 should have been. And they gave me 8 castles too. Do I have 4 imaginary newpixbots? Do all of my Newpixbots have an imaginary friend? Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?
It's not mustard. I'll leave it as an exercise to figure out why that is intended behaviour.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:29 pm UTC

Newpix 7, Judgement dip level 3, only one Newpixbot. The game is now essentially unplayable, as any castles are destroyed. Oh well. Sell the bot and do it by hand.

P.S. (edit) I don't know why Judgement Dip comes in so soon after a Molpy Down. This is my third attempt at it. Still enjoying the game though, and I'm very appreciative of the hard work that has been put in.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby waveney » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:45 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:Castlebuilder:
Hmm, this may be a mustard:
Spoiler:
I have 6 Newpixbots. Before they gave me castles it said 8 of them were active. 4 should have been. And they gave me 8 castles too. Do I have 4 imaginary newpixbots? Do all of my Newpixbots have an imaginary friend? Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?

Do youhave Doublepost? That activates each npb twice.

You can get imaginary ones "Intruderbots" through time travel - these are generally a good thing apart from surviving the early stages of the Dip.

ETA: @ED - minor (at this moment) gripe - If you use Time travel to go from LongPix to ShortPix, you not only lose the use of a sets of boosts (Doublepost, Active Ninja and furnace crossfeed), it loses the fact you have previously bought them.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:49 pm UTC

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Postby Eternal Density » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:55 pm UTC

Red Hal: hmm maybe I'll fiddle with the balance a bit. But I thought I made it not count the first couple of npbs. I don't remember exactly what I did with that...
Anyhow hopefully Summon Temporal Knights should help placate the bots.

I just had to do a TON of manual clicking to afford the chateau.

ETA I'm considering making an untag button for some rarely used boosts that you don't want cluttering the list. Maybe.
I'm also planning on redesigning notifications as the current system falls down on large volume.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:57 pm UTC

I have 66 castles, it may take a while. I suppose I'll just have to ...
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Re: Richard, the Fancy Whale

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:02 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:Castlebuilder:
Hmm, this may be a mustard:
Spoiler:
I have 6 Newpixbots. Before they gave me castles it said 8 of them were active. 4 should have been. And they gave me 8 castles too. Do I have 4 imaginary newpixbots? Do all of my Newpixbots have an imaginary friend? Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?
It's not mustard. I'll leave it as an exercise to figure out why that is intended behaviour.

Spoiler:
Wow, then my molpy down was more effective than I hoped. Imaginary friends for all my newpixbots! Yaay!


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Dorothy, the Clumsy Baker

Postby Eternal Density » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:09 pm UTC

Red Hal wrote:I have 66 castles, it may take a while. I suppose I'll just have to ...

buy treebuckets?

Neil_Boekend wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:Castlebuilder:
Hmm, this may be a mustard:
Spoiler:
I have 6 Newpixbots. Before they gave me castles it said 8 of them were active. 4 should have been. And they gave me 8 castles too. Do I have 4 imaginary newpixbots? Do all of my Newpixbots have an imaginary friend? Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?
It's not mustard. I'll leave it as an exercise to figure out why that is intended behaviour.

Spoiler:
Wow, then my molpy down was more effective than I hoped. Imaginary friends for all my newpixbots! Yaay!
Hang on, if you
Spoiler:
molpied down then you'd be in shortpix now? So you don't have doublepost. So now something does seem weird to me. Unless you sold some bots, in which case it makes sense again. But there shouldn't be imaginary bots other than from doublepost, which doubles everything. Time travelling bots are real bots.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:11 pm UTC

... wait for it. :)
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Re: Dorothy, the Clumsy Baker

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:16 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:
Red Hal wrote:I have 66 castles, it may take a while. I suppose I'll just have to ...

buy treebuckets?

Neil_Boekend wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:Castlebuilder:
Hmm, this may be a mustard:
Spoiler:
I have 6 Newpixbots. Before they gave me castles it said 8 of them were active. 4 should have been. And they gave me 8 castles too. Do I have 4 imaginary newpixbots? Do all of my Newpixbots have an imaginary friend? Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?
It's not mustard. I'll leave it as an exercise to figure out why that is intended behaviour.

Spoiler:
Wow, then my molpy down was more effective than I hoped. Imaginary friends for all my newpixbots! Yaay!
Hang on, if you
Spoiler:
molpied down then you'd be in shortpix now? So you don't have doublepost. So now something does seem weird to me. Unless you sold some bots, in which case it makes sense again. But there shouldn't be imaginary bots other than from doublepost, which doubles everything. Time travelling bots are real bots.

Spoiler:
only boost I have is autosave. To bad. I started to like the ImaginaryBots.
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Say No to Telepathic Mammals

Postby Eternal Density » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:29 pm UTC

rvloon wrote: Also, 'No sell' can be bought without spending castles by clicking on the button rather than the 'Buy'. I noticed in the preview that this was supposed to be fixed, but it's not.

Um, I just tried it myself and it seems pretty fixed. And I looked at your save and it's working fine there.
I re-locked No Sell and clicked the Hide button and it spent sand and castles just as I intended. Maybe you didn't see the castles/sand spent message?

ETA minor version! No code changes. I'm gonna molpy down shortly.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

*does the Summon What If dance*
Molpy molpy molpy molpy,
Molpy molpy molpy molpy.
Molpy molpy molpy molpy,
What If, What If,
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:14 pm UTC

I wonder whether the what-if will involve a large asteroid?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:32 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:47 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:*does the Summon What If dance*
Molpy molpy molpy molpy,
Molpy molpy molpy molpy.
Molpy molpy molpy molpy,
What If, What If,

It worked. http://what-if.xkcd.com/65/


Edit: fixed link
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:52 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:01 pm UTC

ggh wrote:And in Epilogue news, the latest sequence only lasted 1 day, instead of its usual 2. This would seem to confirm mscha's hypothesis that the sequence is determined by the tens place of the day of the month.
Thanks! I've been keeping track of this and assumed we were in a stable cycle now...but now not. How does this tens place thing work?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:07 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:Why does she look like a younger Rosetta to me?

Same eyes?
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What can we learn from todip's What If?

Postby waveney » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:48 pm UTC

Todips What If talks about 26 films called "The Land Before Time".

Now Time began at Newpix 1. This indicates there are 26 time films prequals before time starts, when will we find the first of these?

Also using the logic as used in the what if there should be at least another 26 time films to be made after time, there could even be 2,500 sequals. So Woooo Hoooo there should be more Time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:16 pm UTC

That was one of my favorite what ifs yet, just because of the strange directions it took, like the Airplane treadmill blag post, in which we are group #5 by the way.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:36 pm UTC

Wait wait wait, so I missed last week's What-If?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:58 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:I present you a film:
That was beautifully insane.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:05 pm UTC

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I'm glad you found Acts of the Clerics in its own time - that was a close one. Imagine the chaos that might have occurred if the Page Popes had been forcibly fixed in Time? We really dodged a bullet on that one, and once again, all is as it should be. You can't be too careful!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:06 pm UTC

azule wrote:
ggh wrote:And in Epilogue news, the latest sequence only lasted 1 day, instead of its usual 2. This would seem to confirm mscha's hypothesis that the sequence is determined by the tens place of the day of the month.
Thanks! I've been keeping track of this and assumed we were in a stable cycle now...but now not. How does this tens place thing work?

See here.
There appear to be four distinct 24-oldpix cycles, and the ‘current’ one appears to be solely determined by the ‘tens’ digit of the day of the month (in UTC).
We don't know why this is, and what determines the frames in each of these cycles (doesn't look quite random) and why the first frame of the first iteration of odd cycles (xxxx-xx-10T00:00:00 and xxxx-xx-30T00:00:00) is replaced by frame D.
See here for much more analysis (and wingish graphs), but no real answers.

(Note that my epilogue page doesn't spot the cycle on 30 September – since it isn't one, there's no repetition. The cycle for 1-9 October will be detected in about 8 oldpix.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:20 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:And the solo's like, the worst part. :P I'm a useless lead guitarist, unless it's more lyrical melodic stuff. Can't do the fast shred stuff to save my life. Like, I'm really proud of the solo in One Thousand Posts since that's a slower, more soaring kinda thing, but this one was just me trying to pretend I can do metal soloing and not doing a very good job. :P
It was... not bad! Not bad at all! :)

I see what you did there. :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:59 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:*does the Summon What If dance*
Molpy molpy molpy molpy,
Molpy molpy molpy molpy.
Molpy molpy molpy molpy,
What If, What If,

It worked. http://what-if.xkcd.com/65/


I notice that Randall goes through and calculates the total number of tweets assuming the Doomsday argument - but then does not use that to actually answer the original question, i.e. how tall would the timelines be.

Also, SBN, you might want to include the /65 in your link as I did so it works for blitzers.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:03 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Because the latest Othercomic needed ottification:
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Treeish in my pants! I couldn't think of how that othercomic could've possibly been ottified myself. But this is brilliant! Steakish!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:37 pm UTC

Just because there could be someone who needs it: Some calming watermolpies.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:52 pm UTC

Sciscitor wrote:Just because there could be someone who needs it: Some calming watermolpies.

Squeee! Image Those are my favorite kind of watermolpies. (sorry yappo) They're so fat!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:22 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:
Sciscitor wrote:Just because there could be someone who needs it: Some calming watermolpies.

Squeee! Image Those are my favorite kind of watermolpies. (sorry yappo) They're so fat!


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

Yay, noms!

Wow, slower than a wipend todip. Where is everymolpy?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:32 pm UTC

You know what I just realized? I don't know the origin of wingish, though I've gathered it's meaning from context. It must have come about in the 200 or so pages I hopped over to return to the present.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:34 pm UTC

It refers to the flutterbee's wings Megan describes as beautiful. Though it didn't come into common use as an OTTish word until quite later.
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Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:36 pm UTC

Woo, I only slept an hour or two more than I intended to. :P To the ketchup!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby acunning40 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:37 pm UTC

ergman wrote:You know what I just realized? I don't know the origin of wingish, though I've gathered it's meaning from context. It must have come about in the 200 or so pages I hopped over to return to the present.

The first use appears to have been here:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:43 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:That is one of my screens, but the browser view is set at 50% in the screenshot. It's a 21.5" LED monitor that...
Now I'm jealous of your eyes! I used to be able to see that well. Now... well... I can see that. :)

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Postby Eternal Density » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:47 pm UTC

Still on the same page as before my coma?

Not sure what I changed in Swedish Chef description recently.

Um I'm not seeing 1.43 anywhere. Maybe I ch*rped something up. M*stard!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:47 pm UTC

It's acunning40! Hi! Image

ucim wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:That is one of my screens, but the browser view is set at 50% in the screenshot. It's a 21.5" LED monitor that...
Now I'm jealous of your eyes! I used to be able to see that well. Now... well... I can see that. :)
I usually don't have it set at 50% - that would be a stretch for my eyes, too! :wink: It's set that riverish in the shot so I could get ED's whole post.

Edit: I don't remember the Björking in the Swedish Chef description before, but perhaps I just never looked at it in normal view.
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Postby Eternal Density » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:55 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:It's acunning40! Hi! Image

ucim wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:That is one of my screens, but the browser view is set at 50% in the screenshot. It's a 21.5" LED monitor that...
Now I'm jealous of your eyes! I used to be able to see that well. Now... well... I can see that. :)
I usually don't have it set at 50% - that would be a stretch for my eyes, too! :wink: It's set that riverish in the shot so I could get ED's whole post.

Edit: I don't remember the Björking in the Swedish Chef description before, but perhaps I just never looked at it in normal view.

You m*stn't have, cos it's always been there.

Everything with 1.43 looks fine on my end - as a developer. But I can see no sign of it on my end - as a user.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:19 pm UTC

But I wanna see the fractal sandcastles, too! :(
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