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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
by spamjam
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
by Jafloi
spamjam wrote:Image


I see more (tiny tiny) FLAGS!!! :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
by RobIrr
That's certainly one intricate castle she's built. It can't possibly be sand ... just the vibrations from walking about up there would cause anything I made to topple..

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:46 pm UTC
by tman2nd
buffygirl wrote:Aaaaaaand .... here are three hats (got tired of Waiting to post until the individuals were online)

cmyk - Please accept this hat as a token of my esteem. I think it makes you look dashing. AND it has a built-in snack!
jjjdavidson - Yes, it is a hat. It is!! A hat made of hair. Looks good on the clerk, I think.
manvandmaan - A Croissant-And-Flower Hat for you.
-------------------------------------------------

(sorry for the double-post)

Could you give my friend Catherine a hat?

Also: It almost looks like Megan is holding a gun, and she's going to shoot the ground.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:53 pm UTC
by buffygirl
tman2nd wrote:Could you give my friend Catherine a hat?

You are in the queue.

Also, I think the curve of the little teapot spout looks very similar to curve of the eroding tower by the seamencoffeeliquidthing.

Lastly, I decided to finish the castle for them. no, it doesn't actually resemble anything, I've just been wanting to see how it looks to fill in all those bits.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
by spamjam
GNONG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
by Wnderer
buffygirl wrote:
tman2nd wrote:


Lastly, I decided to finish the castle for them. no, it doesn't actually resemble anything, I've just been wanting to see how it looks to fill in all those bits.


I thought about that. They'll get out chicken wire and pack it with sand but this is what Cueball and Megan look like if they stand in front of sand.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:23 pm UTC
by Jafloi
Wohoo, 101010 42 posts!!
Woh... ...wait, what? 42nd post just to celebrate my 42d post? Makes no sense...

[edit] To make this a little more meaningful, I use this opportunity to ask for a hat? Please?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:24 pm UTC
by Exodies
Back home and ten new pages to read. I'm feeling slightly Blitzy.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
by azule
cmyk wrote:
Spoiler:
azule wrote:To elongate the posting here on a slow Timeframe(?) I shall rant [as a loon] as such:
Megan is getting slower. Cueball is gone too long. What is he having an affair? Do they only work together after they both have their affairs and start to feel guilty? Do they have children? Why doesn't somebody think of the children? They really need a dog in the scene. It could run around, bounce into castle walls, and even piss on things. Would dog/stick-figure piss also be made of semencancerbabies? Oh, is that where it comes from?! Semen comes out of the male, babies comes out of the female, cancer out of them both. Is cancer the product of their combined efforts? Is it the product of their lack of combined effort? They should work together more. If they did, they would be done already. I'm not trying to be impatient, but FUCKING GET SOMEWHERE WITH THIS ALREADY. *ahem* So, people were wondering how the poles kept the stuff above up, so they went with ant-farm theory (my theory btw, sorta), but the poles could just go sideways. Ant-farms ain't stopping that shit! Okay, seriously, WTF is up with the right-most tower thingie with flag not collapsing? Will it only collapse if "Lord Randall" findeth it pleasingeth???? GRRRR! Now onto the forum itself. You're all cool and I like yas. But are we not obviously obsessed? No, please, I mean not to discourage the madness. Just, like, is that just, like, a geek thing? Geek/dork/dweeb...what are those terms? You awesomites can find me that break down, I'm sure. (In venn/line/graph/etc form, even.) Hmm, who here is really OCD? I used to have it. OR I have it??????????? lol. But it is fun. It's kinda like we're having sex. Working real hard, for real long, for our fun. Then you're tired but it felt worth it. And then you fucking coma! I'm gonna coma so hard!!! *COMA'd*


CoLoRs!

This is just how I like to break up my long, odd working hours when I'm pulling these kinds of days/nights. By weriding out in internet forums. Typically it's nothing this OCD/ADD in appearance, but due to the nature of this oddly intriguing, eternally unfolding *thing* on xkcd, my nerd levels are climbing off the charts — perhaps to toxic levels.

I wanted my rant to be a block, but I know how that's hard to read, so I colorfied it so the natural divisions would be more obvious to the reader and not discourage.

And I hope the "OCD/ADD in appearance" is a "congrats on a job well done" as I did intend to sound a bit like a loon. 8-)

tman2nd wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:And there we see the first person driven insane by Time.

Only the first?

Haha! Not the first indeed. And, um, not insane. :D

Montov wrote:
descor wrote:Infinite monkeys, infinite TimeFrames - yadda, yadda


Or as the greatest dad ever said: Bla bla bla, yackity smackity.

Who is this dad, please?

Eliram wrote:You asked for it...
Spoiler:
Image

Awesome *saved*, thank you!

Edit: To fix BBCode.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
I'm back from battling the Outside!

Although, alas, tomorrow1 begins a whole NEW type of Outsider-Intrusion, where I'll be unable to do my normal weekday2 work3 routine of supplementing4 my work-time activities by occasionally5 visiting this needle-pulled-thingy! Some horrendously heathenish Outsider activity known as "Jury-Duty" will pull me away, and will likely involve much waiting, but NOT the proper and correct type of Waiting for It. GAH!!!

It's disheartening to see that forum activity has diminished, but I'm glad to see that a dedicated6 core of Timewaiters remain faithful to the edict to Wait for It.

I salute you, fellow fanatics!


1 Outsider Time-reckoning phrase that evidently means 24 Newpixs from now, +/- 24 NewPixs. It all depends on when the Outsider uses the term. It's very confusing...
2 Outsiders have a bizarre habit of breaking up intervals of Time into things called "days," "weeks," "months," and other odd conventions which only add confusion. Evidently a "weekday" is a period of Time equal to 24 Newpixs, but is somehow different than a "day" on a weekend, which also has 24 Newpixs, and denotes a period of Time (a "week") which somehow "ends", but yet does not, because it loops into another one, which is a different one, but yet the same. As I said, it's all rather confusing...
3 An Outsider term for a period of some sort of forced labor for an oppressor known as "The Man", who may or may not be a man.
4 i.e., read: "replacing"
5 i.e,, read: "constantly and obsessively"
6 i.e., read: "seriously deranged and quite, quite mad"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
by Jafloi
Tsjong!
Image

[Edit:] Sloooowly changing...
....and I am of to coma.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
by htom
Eliram wrote:You asked for it...
Spoiler:
Image


Wife, looking over my shoulder, laughing, demands that I send this to her, and says to say "Thank you!"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:05 pm UTC
by HAL9000
azule wrote:fun with BBcode

Cut out the parts of a post you aren't responding to, and your posts will look normal. Just a tip (it's happened before, including to me).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Jafloi wrote:Tsjong!
Spoiler:
Image


[Edit:] Sloooowly changing...
....and I am of to coma.


Cueball is off doing Randall-knows-what, and Megan just keep building and building. The tide keeps rising (albeit MUCH more slowly), and the original uber-eroded castle tower keeps hanging on, defying logic and pixel-gravity...

So of course, this is the Time for another song reference, just to add more work for our mixoligist! I'm picturing Megan singing to herself:

"The tide is high but I'm holding on
I'm gonna be your number one
I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that
Oh, no"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:18 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Rosewinsall wrote:dead?


What? Your parrot? No -- it's merely sleeping. There! I saw it move!



EDIT: Whoops! Another 42 'mea-culpas' for the double post... I was too excited about the opportunity to add a Monty Python reference. I don't believe anyone's ever done that before in this thread!!!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:20 pm UTC
by tman2nd
Jafloi wrote:Tsjong!
Image

[Edit:] Sloooowly changing...
....and I am off to coma.

FTFY

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:24 pm UTC
by buffygirl
Jafloi wrote:Wohoo, 101010 42 posts!!
Woh... ...wait, what? 42nd post just to celebrate my 42d post? Makes no sense...

[edit] To make this a little more meaningful, I use this opportunity to ask for a hat? Please?


Added to the cueue (tehe).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:25 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
StratPlayer wrote:I'm back from battling the Outside!

Although, alas, tomorrow1 begins a whole NEW type of Outsider-Intrusion, where I'll be unable to do my normal weekday2 work3 routine of supplementing4 my work-time activities by occasionally5 visiting this needle-pulled-thingy! Some horrendously heathenish Outsider activity known as "Jury-Duty" will pull me away, and will likely involve much waiting, but NOT the proper and correct type of Waiting for It. GAH!!!

It's disheartening to see that forum activity has diminished, but I'm glad to see that a dedicated6 core of Timewaiters remain faithful to the edict to Wait for It.

I salute you, fellow fanatics!


1 Outsider Time-reckoning phrase that evidently means 24 Newpixs from now, +/- 24 NewPixs. It all depends on when the Outsider uses the term. It's very confusing...
2 Outsiders have a bizarre habit of breaking up intervals of Time into things called "days," "weeks," "months," and other odd conventions which only add confusion. Evidently a "weekday" is a period of Time equal to 24 Newpixs, but is somehow different than a "day" on a weekend, which also has 24 Newpixs, and denotes a period of Time (a "week") which somehow "ends", but yet does not, because it loops into another one, which is a different one, but yet the same. As I said, it's all rather confusing...
3 An Outsider term for a period of some sort of forced labor for an oppressor known as "The Man", who may or may not be a man.
4 i.e., read: "replacing"
5 i.e,, read: "constantly and obsessively"
6 i.e., read: "seriously deranged and quite, quite mad"


Alas, many outsiders perform the waiting sacrament but without full understanding of the symbolism behind the action. They aimlessly spend their time, not realizing that what they are doing is a halfhearted mimicry of True Waiting. But we know, and can contemplate the OTC whilst we wait, even if said waiting is Outside.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
by TachikomaD
Jafloi wrote:Tsjong!
Spoiler:
Image


[Edit:] Sloooowly changing...
....and I am of to coma.


Now, of all Time, Megan decides to become an adherant of bilateral symmetry!?!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:58 pm UTC
by patzer
I changed the theme of the wiki, do you like it?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by spamjam
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:09 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
patzer wrote:I changed the theme of the wiki, do you like it?


I do! Now if we could just get rid of those loathsome ads...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
patzer wrote:I changed the theme of the wiki, do you like it?


A bit too repetitive, I think. I mean, not that looking at the OTC doesn't fill me with joy, but repeated over and over like that it starts to lose a bit of its sanctity. I'd maybe go with a plain white background, or light blue like the OTC's host page

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:12 pm UTC
by patzer
StratPlayer wrote:
patzer wrote:I changed the theme of the wiki, do you like it?


I do! Now if we could just get rid of those loathsome ads...

I have adblock, I didn't even know there were ads... :|

So that's one for, one against.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:15 pm UTC
by vvn
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:Is that the Millennium Falcon, standing on her tail?
Image


Hmmm... personally, I'm not seeing it.


Votes for the t-shirt?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:16 pm UTC
by patzer
ChronosDragon wrote:...lose a bit of its sanctity.

I misread that as "sanity" at first, and thought, isn't that usual? :D
Good point.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:22 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
patzer wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
patzer wrote:I changed the theme of the wiki, do you like it?


I do! Now if we could just get rid of those loathsome ads...

I have adblock, I didn't even know there were ads... :|

So that's one for, one against.


I'd turned it off on my browser (Chrome) -- it was filtering out some content on a few web sites I visit, and I've gotten OCD-ish that it might cause me to miss something important. :) But you're right. MUCH better with the ADblock on.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:30 pm UTC
by azule
mscha wrote:<snip/>
I have now also looked at aubronwood. Its frame 682 corresponds to my extra frame, and it doesn't have geekwagon's frame 682.
For the other three frames, aubronwood and geekwagon are in agreement, so neither has my apocryphal frames. (They wouldn't, since they link directly to imgs dot xkcd dot com.)

ExplainXKCD.com has them as 682b or whatever number it was. I wish we did have a univeral ordinal. I don't think the "b" cuts it.

HAL9000 wrote:
azule wrote:fun with BBcode

Cut out the parts of a post you aren't responding to, and your posts will look normal. Just a tip (it's happened before, including to me).

I didn't notice a problem. But I am sorry if everyone thought I threw a rainbow up on them. Maybe I should have gone with subtle diffs. hah. But no, I have had more fun with BBcode, so :P.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:38 pm UTC
by Latent22
Hey guys we should really start looking at the PNG's create and modify times again. Has been looked at a couple of times in the past. The orginal batch of images all had mostly the same dates around 25th of march or something. but now the current ones are dated 2013-04-13 07:55:05!!! I haven't worked out the best way to extract the date info out. You can view the png file in any text editor and the create and modify dates are in clear text right at the end which is easy enough to copy out but I don't feel like doing that for 750 images manually... Note that when you download the file to your computer your filesystem will create a new file create and modify time as of now but PNG's have this built in timestamp which will never change which is great. Another option is to try to do a http request to the server to get the date modified time of the file on the web server and check that as well. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2416872/how-do-you-obtain-modified-date-from-a-remote-file-java <-- a code example to do this. Just would be interesting to look at what Randall has been up to and when he has actually been making the images.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:43 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Latent22 wrote: <snip>
Just would be interesting to look at what Randall has been up to and when he has actually been making the images.


I believe he's making them just in Time... :wink:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:52 pm UTC
by buffygirl
StratPlayer wrote:
Latent22 wrote: <snip>
Just would be interesting to look at what Randall has been up to and when he has actually been making the images.


I believe he's making them just in Time... :wink:

Your sig takes me back to college ... too many guitars playing Grateful Dead while we all smok- studied.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
by Smithers
StratPlayer wrote:
patzer wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
patzer wrote:I changed the theme of the wiki, do you like it?


I do! Now if we could just get rid of those loathsome ads...

I have adblock, I didn't even know there were ads... :|

So that's one for, one against.


I'd turned it off on my browser (Chrome) -- it was filtering out some content on a few web sites I visit, and I've gotten OCD-ish that it might cause me to miss something important. :) But you're right. MUCH better with the ADblock on.

I switched it to the Monobook theme and I don't see any ads at all.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
by cmyk
PYONGYANG!!!

Image


ETA: yes! been dying to work in that NK reference since the newpixbot was sniping the humans. OCD Itch: Scratched... ahhhh...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
by buffygirl
cmyk wrote:PYONGYANG!!!

Yayyy!!! You're wearing my hat!!!!! I do think I should have cropped it a bit more on the left side. sorry bout that.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:09 pm UTC
by cmyk
*dons sumptuous hat*

I'm... gorgeous!

(thanks, buffygirl!)

ChronosDragon wrote:HAL's signature made me think of this, but it's the only rational explanation.

Image

Apes discovered tools, humans went to Jupiter, and Megan & Cueball built sandcastles.


I approve of this message.

vvn wrote:
cmyk wrote:
htom wrote:Is that the Millennium Falcon, standing on her tail?
Image


Hmmm... personally, I'm not seeing it.


Votes for the t-shirt?


That's all I need is another Star Wars t-shirt, let alone another Millennium Falcon one. And that's not sarcasm. Seriously, I need more.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:20 pm UTC
by cmyk
buffygirl wrote:
cmyk wrote:PYONGYANG!!!

Yayyy!!! You're wearing my hat!!!!! I do think I should have cropped it a bit more on the left side. sorry bout that.


S'all good, nothing wrong with a bit of intentional¢ negative space.

¢At least that's what I tell my clients when they question any design decisions, either by overlooking or through laziness on my part: "It is, of course, intentional, as it clearly improves the balance of the design. You... didn't recognize this? [looks at them askance] Huh, iiinteresting..."

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
by vvn
mscha wrote:Okay, 10 (Outside) minutes past newpix it is, from now on.

I agree that the contest to post the next TimeFrame is fun, and am glad that the bot is now delayed. However I still think mscha is due kudos for creating it, and more for changing it to check if anyone else had done so before posting. (After all there were two newpix posts with nothing between, so we might have missed it. Reminds me of the "steam engine in the Indy 500" story. Obviously faster, so we make it against the rules. Because we are all here for fun.

So, from me, a hat tip for good coding, and another for good sportsmanship.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:25 pm UTC
by cmyk
vvn wrote:
mscha wrote:Okay, 10 (Outside) minutes past newpix it is, from now on.

I agree that the contest to post the next TimeFrame is fun, and am glad that the bot is now delayed. However I still think mscha is due kudos for creating it, and more for changing it to check if anyone else had done so before posting. (After all there were two newpix posts with nothing between, so we might have missed it. Reminds me of the "steam engine in the Indy 500" story. Obviously faster, so we make it against the rules. Because we are all here for fun.

So, from me, a hat tip for good coding, and another for good sportsmanship.


Thus!

or,

+.99999999999999...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:25 pm UTC
by Latent22
Another interesting thing about the DateTime stamps in the OTC PNG files is that it has the TimeZone info as well:

%tEXtdate:create 2013-04-13T07:55:05-04:00 %tEXtdate:modify 2013-04-13T07:55:05-04:00

We can see that the timezone is -04:00 which means 4 hours behind UTC time which would be PST which sounds about right.

Another interesting fact is that PNG files do not need a timestamp. PNG's i've Created by Photoshop do not seem to have these clear text DateTime's in them. So whatever he is using is adding them on. Also many of the files in a sequence all have identical times (with a few exceptions). This means they either have fake time stamps or were all last proccessed as a very fast batch process. The dates go down to 1 second of accuracy so if we look hard enough we may find them jump one second and this would tell us it is a batch process and the timestamps are real world and not made up.