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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:00 am UTC
by azule
ggh wrote:Gee, looking at the list of online folks, you're the only heavy hitter here Hal.

Edit: and fortunately that was untrue again by the time I hit submit

I'd like to consider myself a heavy hitter, despite my post rate. I'm just always stuck in the past and I like to post responsibly. Now I'm getting hassled by the phone company for how I use the internet I pay for, so we'll see if that also effects my posting rate. I hope not. *hoping*


P.S. Congrats tman2nd.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:02 am UTC
by Latent22
KONG
Image

It looks like Megan just filled in a bit and is now digging out an archway so there will be a mini bridge to that left hand tower

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:15 am UTC
by ggh
azule wrote:
ggh wrote:Gee, looking at the list of online folks, you're the only heavy hitter here Hal.

Edit: and fortunately that was untrue again by the time I hit submit

I'd like to consider myself a heavy hitter, despite my post rate. I'm just always stuck in the past and I like to post responsibly. Now I'm getting hassled by the phone company for how I use the internet I pay for, so we'll see if that also effects my posting rate. I hope not. *hoping*


P.S. Congrats tman2nd.


Of course you are, and one especially appreciated by me.
What's the phone company up to? We are a bit bandwidth-challenged here in NZ I am told, but so far I haven't been a serious-enough user to notice.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:01 am UTC
by tman2nd
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For some reason the DONG won't work for me.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:04 am UTC
by patzer
tman2nd wrote:Actually we don't know what happened to Helper.

Isn't there evidence that he returned as cmyk?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:15 am UTC
by RobIrr
Purplepants77 wrote:EDIT: Good thing this whole PFAN was discontinued, I would make an awfully terrible one at this particular moment in Time


Just awoke from coma so catching up... is it weird that I dreamed about the One True Comic, this needle-pulled-thing, and that Pope Helper had returned, and his returning post was first on a page, so making him simultaneously Pope and Pope for a Page ?

Or do you all dream about this?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:32 am UTC
by tman2nd
patzer wrote:
tman2nd wrote:Actually we don't know what happened to Helper.

Isn't there evidence that he returned as cmyk?

There is. I was the one who pointed that out, but it's unconfirmed.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:47 am UTC
by lmjb1964
Flado wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Well, you can have an antecedent (which comes before something else, I know...) so why not a transcedent? But yeah, never noticed my own sig had a spelling error. I mean, no it didn't, it was spelled right the whole time...

It turns out, you cannot argue with the Latin Police. Or at least I can't. So here is my solemn declaration of guilt which I have signed on my own free will entirely without any coercion of any kind by any police, and especially not by the Latin Police:

It's not you, my most devout follower. It's me. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.


Thank you, oh patriarchal one. I can't really let you take the blame, but well, since you offered, sure!

SWO Crash wrote:Having been a follower of Time since almost the beginning (NP 9, 10?) and a reader of the needle-pulled-thing off and on (because, honestly, it's fascinating), I have come across this pondering - might the followers of Time find a kinship with the members of the (U.S.) military? After all, we are told to "hurry up and wait (for it)."

Peace and the blessings of Time to you all.


Although in Time we don't have the "Hurry up" part, just the "Wait for it." But as we are all waiting, I would say there is indeed a kinship. Peace to you as well!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:58 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
Probably the last American up here, just been catching up on the 7+ pages I missed today.

Unlike certain other users who I could mention (you know who you are), I actually read the day's newposts... It takes a certain amount of mentally unstable dedication to do so, but I do it anyway. Better than Outside entertainment, anyway.

As a parting note before I go off to coma (this is becoming a pattern, isn't it, me posting right before I coma), the latest additions make the top bit look sort of like some eastern asian temples...

Spoiler:
Image


Maybe the design is sweeping eastwards across the globe? Maybe this is all a metaphor for how we view ourselves as civilized even if others were demonstrably more so hundreds of years before? Maybe we're all reading into this far too much*?

*That would NEVER be the case.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:07 am UTC
by cmyk
tman2nd wrote:
patzer wrote:
tman2nd wrote:Actually we don't know what happened to Helper.

Isn't there evidence that he returned as cmyk?

There is. I was the one who pointed that out, but it's unconfirmed.


I'm still around. Been working late nights, which gives me good reason to avoid coma, as well as keep checking in when I feel like slacking.

For the record, alas, I am not helper. Nor is helper, I.

But I did bury his body somewhere out there in the desert.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:13 am UTC
by lmjb1964
(Tommy) CHONG!
xkcd-time-748.png


Edited to avoid double post.

ChronosDragon wrote:Probably the last American up here, just been catching up on the 7+ pages I missed today.


Nope, I'm still up, here on Pacific time. It's pretty lonely at the moment, though better than it was about 20 minutes ago when it was just me a couple other users, and a couple of bots. Must be time to coma.

Anyway, got my first GONG. I'm happy.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:31 am UTC
by patzer
cmyk wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
patzer wrote:
tman2nd wrote:Actually we don't know what happened to Helper.

Isn't there evidence that he returned as cmyk?

There is. I was the one who pointed that out, but it's unconfirmed.


I'm still around. Been working late nights, which gives me good reason to avoid coma, as well as keep checking in when I feel like slacking.

For the record, alas, I am not helper. Nor is helper, I.

But I did bury his body somewhere out there in the desert.

Ah, you are not helper, but are you Helper?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:39 am UTC
by cmyk
patzer wrote:
cmyk wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
patzer wrote:
tman2nd wrote:Actually we don't know what happened to Helper.

Isn't there evidence that he returned as cmyk?

There is. I was the one who pointed that out, but it's unconfirmed.


I'm still around. Been working late nights, which gives me good reason to avoid coma, as well as keep checking in when I feel like slacking.

For the record, alas, I am not helper. Nor is helper, I.

But I did bury his body somewhere out there in the desert.

Ah, you are not helper, but are you Helper?


Nor him.

But I do make a mean Hamburger Helper.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:45 am UTC
by tman2nd
lmjb1964 wrote:(Tommy) CHONG!
xkcd-time-748.png


Edited to avoid double post.

ChronosDragon wrote:Probably the last American up here, just been catching up on the 7+ pages I missed today.


Nope, I'm still up, here on Pacific time. It's pretty lonely at the moment, though better than it was about 20 minutes ago when it was just me a couple other users, and a couple of bots. Must be time to coma.

Anyway, got my first GONG. I'm happy.

I'm on Pacific time also.
patzer wrote:
cmyk wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
patzer wrote:
tman2nd wrote:Actually we don't know what happened to Helper.

Isn't there evidence that he returned as cmyk?

There is. I was the one who pointed that out, but it's unconfirmed.


I'm still around. Been working late nights, which gives me good reason to avoid coma, as well as keep checking in when I feel like slacking.

For the record, alas, I am not helper. Nor is helper, I.

But I did bury his body somewhere out there in the desert.

Ah, you are not helper, but are you Helper?

Well, according to this graph, cmyk and Helper's posting habits don't line up, so I don't think they're the same.
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:50 am UTC
by cmyk
tman2nd wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:(Tommy) CHONG!
xkcd-time-748.png


Edited to avoid double post.

ChronosDragon wrote:Probably the last American up here, just been catching up on the 7+ pages I missed today.


Nope, I'm still up, here on Pacific time. It's pretty lonely at the moment, though better than it was about 20 minutes ago when it was just me a couple other users, and a couple of bots. Must be time to coma.

Anyway, got my first GONG. I'm happy.

I'm on Pacific time also.
patzer wrote:
cmyk wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
patzer wrote:
tman2nd wrote:Actually we don't know what happened to Helper.

Isn't there evidence that he returned as cmyk?

There is. I was the one who pointed that out, but it's unconfirmed.


I'm still around. Been working late nights, which gives me good reason to avoid coma, as well as keep checking in when I feel like slacking.

For the record, alas, I am not helper. Nor is helper, I.

But I did bury his body somewhere out there in the desert.

Ah, you are not helper, but are you Helper?

Well, according to this graph, cmyk and Helper's posting habits don't line up, so I don't think they're the same.
Image


You may see a graph, but all I'm seeing now are sandcastles! I can't stop seeing sandcastles!

ETA: which probably means time to coma... Zzzzzzz

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:04 am UTC
by cmyk
HONG KONGGG!

Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:10 am UTC
by mojacardave
buffygirl wrote:A Pointy Hat for mojacardave, our graphmeister.
popehat-mojacardave-s.jpg



I will wear it with pride!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:21 am UTC
by Latent22
http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/Book_of_Time_Page_481

Quest for the Sands of Time Part 2:

You have to wait 9 days for the weather to pass and the flood waters to recede before continuing on your Quest. About mid morning you come across a poor soul who got stuck in the mud and must have drowned in the rising flood waters. It seem someone has found him already and stripped anything valuable and left him propped up on four large bricks. You continue on your westward quest for two more days before coming to a deep chasm. Their is a rope bridge to the north but as you approach it find an old man with a bunch of viscous looking Dogs. They look like Rottweilers and you can count 13 of them. When you get within ear shot of the man he speaks up and in a very strange accent says: "Qba'g jbeel nobhg gur qbtf. Lbh pna pebff vs lbh jnag. Whfg qba'g jnyx onpxjneqf nf gurl ungr gung naq znl nggnpx!". You try to talk to him but he seems not to understand your speech either.

Do you ignore the 13 frothing dogs and wonder over the bridge
Turn to Page 629
Or retreat slowly with your hands up and find another way across
Turn to Page 54

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:44 am UTC
by patzer
We don't have the original hash for the 4am (EDT) frame :(

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:54 am UTC
by KarMann
mojacardave wrote:Tracker of the top ten posters on this thread (up to TimeFrame 720). This graph is corrected for the period shift at TimeFrame 240, and so is grouped by total number of posts in a ten hour period. Looks like none of the top ten posters were present on the forum in the first day.

EDIT TO ADD: The top ten are in reverse order on the legend. It's fixable but faffy, and I really couldn't be bothered.

Actually, my first post in this thread was in the first day, by most ways of reckoning it. It just wasn't quite within the first 20 hours 40 NewPices; just 3 NewPices too late to make that cut.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:56 am UTC
by Latent22
patzer wrote:We don't have the original hash for the 4am (EDT) frame :(


http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/1f4b3b40ba5dabab5a447e5f2d84fb9700d7378b316631a91382295ddd368ddb.png

There you go :)

http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/?frame=748 <-- url's from there

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:02 am UTC
by patzer
Latent22 wrote:
patzer wrote:We don't have the original hash for the 4am (EDT) frame :(


http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/1f4b3b40ba5dabab5a447e5f2d84fb9700d7378b316631a91382295ddd368ddb.png

There you go :)

http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/?frame=748 <-- url's from there

Oh right, I was wondering if there was somewhere that automatically stores the hashes. Good to know that posting them here is not necessary.
Also, DONG Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:50 am UTC
by mojacardave
KarMann wrote:
mojacardave wrote:Tracker of the top ten posters on this thread (up to TimeFrame 720). This graph is corrected for the period shift at TimeFrame 240, and so is grouped by total number of posts in a ten hour period. Looks like none of the top ten posters were present on the forum in the first day.

EDIT TO ADD: The top ten are in reverse order on the legend. It's fixable but faffy, and I really couldn't be bothered.

Actually, my first post in this thread was in the first day, by most ways of reckoning it. It just wasn't quite within the first 20 hours 40 NewPices; just 3 NewPices too late to make that cut.


Ah - yes - I guess a 20 TimeFrame grouping was a bit arbitrary. 24 might have been more sensible...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:01 am UTC
by SBN
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:11 am UTC
by Eutychus
That top level is beginning to look a bit like Makaryev Monastery (as featured in the film Salt (another photo here).

Thoughts, anyone?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:27 am UTC
by Kazza3
Eutychus wrote:That top level is beginning to look a bit like Makaryev Monastery (as featured in the film Salt (another photo here).

Thoughts, anyone?


I can see what you mean, but I'm not sure that it looks any more like that than any other castle-y building in a walled compound, especially given that it lacks the little bridge, and cantilevered tower, etc. And I've never bought any of the ideas that any particular sandcastle is supposed to be representative of something from the Outside.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:32 am UTC
by patzer
HAL9000 wrote:
patzer wrote:There was a HUGE error on the explainxkcd and xkcd-time wikis where about 60 files had the wrong name. I am currently correcting that.

Cool, thanks! I should maybe start helping out with the wiki as well.

If you do want to help, The Book of Time needs working on.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:36 am UTC
by mojacardave
twerked the graph building tool to give you another option:

My graphs:
Spoiler:
TF.png

FP.png

New Graph.png


Tool for building your own:
User Graph v2.xlsx
(1.64 MiB) Downloaded 119 times

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:01 pm UTC
by SBN
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:14 pm UTC
by descor
mojacardave wrote:twerked the graph building tool to give you another option:

My graphs:
Spoiler:
The attachment TF.png is no longer available

The attachment FP.png is no longer available

The attachment New Graph.png is no longer available


Tool for building your own:
The attachment User Graph v2.xlsx is no longer available


I love this!
Picture1.png


Look at how long I was lurking!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:26 pm UTC
by patzer
I made a new feature- multiple people on one graph.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:57 pm UTC
by davidy22
patzer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
patzer wrote:There was a HUGE error on the explainxkcd and xkcd-time wikis where about 60 files had the wrong name. I am currently correcting that.

Cool, thanks! I should maybe start helping out with the wiki as well.

If you do want to help, The Book of Time needs working on.


Gaaaah why fork we both do the same thing pretty much.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
by mscha
ONG...
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
by descor
CLONG
EDIT: Ninja'd

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:14 pm UTC
by mscha
Kazza3 wrote:
Eutychus wrote:That top level is beginning to look a bit like Makaryev Monastery (as featured in the film Salt (another photo here).

Thoughts, anyone?


I can see what you mean, but I'm not sure that it looks any more like that than any other castle-y building in a walled compound, especially given that it lacks the little bridge, and cantilevered tower, etc. And I've never bought any of the ideas that any particular sandcastle is supposed to be representative of something from the Outside.


Indeed. It seems unlikely that they don't understand the sea (big!), don't know if there's more than one river (small!), but do have in-depth knowledge of Outside castles.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:24 pm UTC
by htom
Huh. I was POTP last page under the old rules, and all I did was announce that I was going to coma. Ah well, you all escape my Papal tyranny. This time!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:47 pm UTC
by HAL9000
patzer wrote:I made a new feature- multiple people on one graph.

Oh, now that's just promoting competition.
Also, could somebody post the newpix for our newpage? I can't from this iPad.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:00 pm UTC
by mscha
QWERTYUIONG...
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
by descor
Picture2.png

That's a mighty narrow sand bridge. Bets on how many TimeFrames it'll last before Cueball breaks it?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
by pitareio
MAHJONG

Image