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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:25 am UTC
by Jonas79
Ah, now I see it. Then I think there is at least four flags, also adding a flag to the rightmost tower.

BlitzGirl is online, enduring her quest :D By the time you get here, I predict the thread of Time has slowed down enough for you to see the end in sight.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:30 am UTC
by manvandmaan
more flags, but still no wind...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:35 am UTC
by Jonas79
manvandmaan wrote:more flags, but still no wind...


That sounds almost poetic...

Edit: Watching BlitzGirl's location update is encouraging. She's moved from page 357 to 359 in less than a Longpix, making excelent progress :D

Edit2:

Smithers wrote:
--snip--

Graph Time FTW!
Spoiler:
Image

Do your own analysis of when she'll catch up.

And now...
Coma Time!
G'Night all, happy waiting.


Maybe I was wrong before looking at this graph. It looks like the velocity of posting is more or less constant since BlitzGirl started her quest. (Spoiler tagging the large image, which I quoted differently to have it display).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:52 am UTC
by SWO Crash
mscha wrote:So it's just a flag. :(

Still, you called it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:54 am UTC
by mscha
Jonas79 wrote:BlitzGirl is online, enduring her quest :D By the time you get here, I predict the thread of Time has slowed down enough for you to see the end in sight.

Unfortunately (for BlitzGirl, that is), I'm pretty sure the OTT has speeded up again in the past few days...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:55 am UTC
by Jonas79
mscha wrote:
Jonas79 wrote:BlitzGirl is online, enduring her quest :D By the time you get here, I predict the thread of Time has slowed down enough for you to see the end in sight.

Unfortunately (for BlitzGirl, that is), I'm pretty sure the OTT has speeded up again in the past few days...


Yes, noted that... Oh well, we'll Wait for it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:00 pm UTC
by Flotter
Mahjong:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:01 pm UTC
by XonqNopp
So... Five flags on the upper deck... Still no wind...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:01 pm UTC
by Jonas79
Guess I was wrong about the four flags, five it is :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:02 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Quest progress: 359 out of 397 pages.
The Next Level. NP 715.

Okay, just had a miserable time on page 358 due to the extensive rot-13 and some things that looked like rot-13 but weren't. Please leave all future rot-13 posts back in the 1980s where they belong. I know I'm somewhat stuck in the past, but I wasn't even born yet during the rot-13 heyday.

Some rot-13 "adventures":
Spoiler:
histrion wrote:Psst! Blitzgirl! Psst!

When you get to Page 358, a lot of it has been "rot13'd." Two easy ways to decrypt rot13 text:
1. Cut-and-paste the text into [url]rot13.com[/url] , or
2. if you're using Google Chrome, install the d3coder extension - then you can just highlight the text you want to decrypt, right-click, and pick d3coder -> rot13 decode from the context menu.

Good luck

Thank you - I've been doing this ever since I ran across my first rot-13-ness.

histrion wrote:<snip>
Vg qbrfa'g rkvfg orpnhfr vg'f gur UD bs gur Grzcbeny Vyyhzvangv, Jrfgrea Qvivfvba.

<ETA For Ease of Blitzgirl: It doesn't exist because it's the HQ of the Temporal Illuminati, Western Division.]>

Now a more sincere THANK YOU!

macraw83 wrote:V uaie earlpgeq raph cuaeaptrr ia ghvs mrsfate ia Eog-13 oae tvmr zoee tuaa ghr crrvvohs cuaeaptrr. I wbnqee uoj yoag ig'yl tnkr fozebnr go cntph oa...

chem1190c wrote:C nbche qy mbiofx uff mqcnwb ni LIN20. Nbun mbiofx guey cn gowb yumcyl ni ziffiq nbcm xcmwommcih

Stuff like THIS is just a pain in the nff.


Some rather more helpful sigcommunication:
Spoiler:
Latent22 wrote:You only have to wear it till newPage 380. Not long to go now. Keep it up!

That seems reasonable. I will hopefully be there soon!

lmjb1964 wrote:Blitzgirl, you don't need to beware of the tears (rhymes with beers) so much as the tears (rhymes with bears). Just thought I'd clarify that.

I do appreciate the clarification, but that doesn't really make the warning any less cryptic.


And a bunch of pastposts:
Spoiler:
chem1190c wrote:Hey, wait a minute.. Blitzgirl?! How'd you learn to fly the Tardis?

Don't ask me - that must happen to my future self.

RobIrr wrote:More plan(c)ks ?

What would BlitzGirl think?

"More plan(c)ks?"

Drakeesh wrote:Oh and, Go BlitzGirl!

Thanks! :D

thirds wrote:Sorry to say, if BlitzGirl posts every time she encounters her own signposts, she will never reach the end and her infinite quotes will consume the entire internet and eventually the posting and hosting of such quoting will require more energy than the sun provides to the earth (what-if question?). <snip>

For the internet's sake, I no longer post every time I cross a signpost.

manvandmaan wrote:To hurry along BlitzGirl, we could ask the mods to start deleting1 posts. If they start at post #1 and go upwarths, it should create a sort of "caving in" effect behind BlitzGirl (like in the movies!)that should spur her on to go faster!
If it works and also she makes it, her arrival into the present shall be even more epic!
If she doesn't make it, we might have a Gandalfesque2 moment where BlitzGirl's last post is: "Wait For It, you fools", after which she disappears into a dark abyss, only to return later on in the Thread, shinier, title-ier and also more powerfull then ever!
Foolproof and also Win/Win.
1 AFTER making a back-up offcourse!
2 A word I thought I'd never be able to use.

This would also make my percentage of the thread read suffer miserably. Though I do like the idea of BlitzGirl 2.0.

Valarya wrote:In a daze post-coma. This is the most activity the fora has had during coma-time for me in hundreds of NPs... I felt like Blitzgirl for a moment, scrolling, reading, scrolling... laughing. Smiling a little. Scrolling. Looking up to notice the newpages were climbing. Starting to panic, reading faster. I don't know how she does it....
<snip>
I have been waiting oh-so-patiently for Blitzgirl to hit the part of the fora where, if she were to CTRL+F her name, there'd be 100 instances on each newpage. The time where everyone talks about Blitzgirl. I see now, it has gotten worse better xD xD xD

There were officially 106 mentions of my name on newpage 356, when sigs and quotes were included. Yikes.

silent_death wrote:
Angelastic wrote:Let's continue to increase the frequency of discussions of BlitzGirl, such that when she reaches the present, the discussion will be all Being John Malkovichy/Sustainable. BlitzGirl! :D BlitzGirl BlitzGirl BlitzGirl BlitzGirl? Blitzgirl, Blitz? Girl. :) BlitzGirl BlitzGirl.
BlitzGirl BlitzGirl! Buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo had had sustainable BlitzGirl Time time! :P


Blitzgirl!!! Blitzgirl Blitzgirl Blitzgirl Blitzgirl...Blitzgirl? Blitzgirl! ...Blitzgirl? Blitzgirl Time! Time time time! Blitzgirl blitzgirl Blitzgirl!!! Time? time! Time! Buffalo buffalo buffalo time time Blitzgirl !

Okay, I was in a half-coma state when I read this, following a bizarre coma-hallucination I had regarding Time. This is not BlitzGirl helping things Buffalo buffalo.


And now to Blitzgirl blitzgirl buffalo Time time! Time-buffalo!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:03 pm UTC
by Wee Red Bird
I'm predicting the following ending to this cartoon
postimg.org/image/6v3ipxn9x/

Once the foundations erode:
postimg.org/image/d5ppnm9ib/

And ending like this:
postimg.org/image/mqpbtgdut/

With maybe a few bits floating and possibly a large iceberg.

Though the spam filter and my inability to post images has made this simple post quite a difficult one to make.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:04 pm UTC
by mscha
Indeed, five flags, for those of us¹ who had trouble counting.
time_meganstein_flags.png
time_meganstein_flags.png (5.39 KiB) Viewed 15635 times

She managed to place all of them without doing any damage. Impressive.

¹: yes, including me

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:12 pm UTC
by Flotter
BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 359 out of 397 pages.
[...]
There were officially 106 mentions of my name on newpage 356, when sigs and quotes were included. Yikes.

[...]

I guess that makes you even more popular than Randall :P

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:14 pm UTC
by Kazza3
Happened a while ago, but regardless:
mscha wrote:Seawall done. What shall we do now?


Shall we buy a new guitar?
Shall we drive a more powerful car?
Shall we work straight through the night?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:14 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
Foarm wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:
Foarm wrote:
Spoiler:
Latent22 wrote:
azule wrote:I'm hoping Megan comes back with LaPetite. They can use her ghost powers to scare the sea into submission.

ChronosDragon wrote:
Eutychus wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Also, newcomic's up!
Does that comic have anything to say to this comic?

It's too early in the morning here to try and work out.


I'd say if anything it's confirmation for the loopists - at the end of the comic, it looks just the same as at the beginning and you can't tell which it is.

Except now the theory would be that it will first run backwards to the first frame and forward to the last frame ad infinitum.

Yeah that is a cool idea for looping. Gets to some point and they use 'magic' or build a machine to reverse the rise of the sea. But all it does is make the comic roll out backwards to the first frame and then loop.

I don't think BlitzGirl would like that, because then she has to read this needle-pulling-thingy backwards and forwards for ever!

@BlitzGirl: when you see a time machine, you should destroy it before it is activated! Good Luck!

Or she should use it to go back and destroy it before it's even built!

Then you would encounter the problem with Time Machines

Wait; haven't we been here already?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:16 pm UTC
by Flotter
jjjdavidson wrote:
Foarm wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:
Foarm wrote:
Spoiler:
Latent22 wrote:
azule wrote:I'm hoping Megan comes back with LaPetite. They can use her ghost powers to scare the sea into submission.

ChronosDragon wrote:
Eutychus wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Also, newcomic's up!
Does that comic have anything to say to this comic?

It's too early in the morning here to try and work out.


I'd say if anything it's confirmation for the loopists - at the end of the comic, it looks just the same as at the beginning and you can't tell which it is.

Except now the theory would be that it will first run backwards to the first frame and forward to the last frame ad infinitum.

Yeah that is a cool idea for looping. Gets to some point and they use 'magic' or build a machine to reverse the rise of the sea. But all it does is make the comic roll out backwards to the first frame and then loop.

I don't think BlitzGirl would like that, because then she has to read this needle-pulling-thingy backwards and forwards for ever!

@BlitzGirl: when you see a time machine, you should destroy it before it is activated! Good Luck!

Or she should use it to go back and destroy it before it's even built!

Then you would encounter the problem with Time Machines

Wait; haven't we been here already?

Definite proof that time is cyclical

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:20 pm UTC
by Neil_Boekend
jjjdavidson wrote:Wait; haven't we been here already?

Yes, but you shouldn't be able to remember it. Did your parents perhaps take a TARDIS for their honeymoon?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:29 pm UTC
by HAL9000
tman2nd wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:EDIT: pope? Not again! I was just about to coma!
Of course, this can only be attributable to human error.
EDIT2: the last two pages have me as pope. The two before that are both imjb1964. Perhaps we have reached a period of LongPopes, governing for two Newpages.
EDIT3: forgot about bumping from newbie's posts getting approved. Perhaps imjb wasn't the original Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer for those pages (or at least maybe for only one)

Wasn't the PFAN of the Timewaiters abolished? There's a new church (something like Church of the Newpage) that has a PFAN, but that's decided by the last post.

I still declare myself Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer when I hit the top of a page. Call me old-fashioned, but I like it.
Fun with -ONG:
Spoiler:
tman2nd wrote:XKCDONG

Surprised that wasn't done earlier.
azule wrote:XKCD THONG

Sounds like yet another thing to add to the shop.
RobIrr wrote:TONGUE

Oh my god these just keep getting better, don't they?
Jonas79 wrote:BILLABONG

Yes they do.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:33 pm UTC
by XonqNopp
BlitzGirl wrote:Okay, just had a miserable time on page 358 due to the extensive rot-13 and some things that looked like rot-13 but weren't. Please leave all future rot-13 posts back in the 1980s where they belong. I know I'm somewhat stuck in the past, but I wasn't even born yet during the rot-13 heyday.

So you are saying that you prefer us to distract you with modern cryptography in our messages... I shall then help you...

Here is a skein 1024 x 1024 hash:

Code: Select all

5b4da95f5fa08280fc9879df44f418c8
f9f12ba424b7757de02bbdfbae0d4c4f
df9317c80cc5fe04c6429073466cf297
06b8c25999ddd2f6540d4475cc977b87
f4757be023f19b8f4035d7722886b788
69826de916a79cf9c94cc79cd4347d24
b567aa3e2390a573a373a48a5e676640
c79cc70197e1c5e7f902fb53ca1858b6


If you want to know the original string... There is only one person... And I am not sure whether Great Lord Randall knows it... I do not know its content... So maybe it is not distractful, maybe it is not something funny, maybe it is even a totally random string...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:41 pm UTC
by Dracomax
tman2nd wrote:
Dracomax wrote: Anyone encoding their text will henceforth and retroactively be dipped chocolate Syrup, and covered in shredded Licorice. THUS SPEAKS THE INQUISITION.

Oj, yyhnd? I'f xaci ah zsd jxz llc! :twisted:


I have no idea what you said, so I'm going to assume it's a compliment, and dunk you Chocolate syrup and cover you in chopped licorice.

What, I'm a man of my word. 8-) :roll:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:43 pm UTC
by Neil_Boekend
Tb OyvgmTvey Tb

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:47 pm UTC
by Dracomax
*heats up a fresh batch of chocolate syrup...* :evil:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:52 pm UTC
by RobIrr
Dracomax wrote:*heats up a fresh batch of chocolate syrup...* :evil:


Before you taint it with the corpses of the unfaithful, please may I have some for my ice cream? :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:56 pm UTC
by Valarya
buffygirl wrote:
jovialbard wrote:Haha! Here it is. I haven't been able to contribute to the fancy graphs or hats, so I made this as my present to you all. Hopefully you all enjoy it.
<snip>

Awwww! That was nice!!


That was great! jovialbard, you should sig the link to your song so Blitzgirl can see it in the Past. :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:57 pm UTC
by mscha
Hiya Buffygirl,

I hate to ask, but I also don't want to remain hatless in a sea¹ of hats.
So... could you perhaps be so kind to make a hat for Dogbert?
If it helps, here's a slightly higher resolution version:
dogbert2_96.png
dogbert2_96.png (15.69 KiB) Viewed 15513 times

Thanks in advance!

¹: which is big

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
by Dracomax
RobIrr wrote:
Dracomax wrote:*heats up a fresh batch of chocolate syrup...* :evil:


Before you taint it with the corpses of the unfaithful, please may I have some for my ice cream? :D

Sure. We're1 not monsters.

1The inquisition. Technically, Dragons are monsters2
2Racists put us in the monster manual. They have been noted by the inquisition.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
by Jonas79
QBAT

Image

Edit: Awww... she broke the tower :cry:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:01 pm UTC
by mscha
Oopsie...
mscha wrote:She managed to place all of them without doing any damage. Impressive.

Jinxed it. :roll:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:05 pm UTC
by XonqNopp
So guess what we will see in the few coming Newpix...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:06 pm UTC
by iisjreg
HAL9000 wrote:Fun with -ONG:
Spoiler:
tman2nd wrote:XKCDONG

Surprised that wasn't done earlier.
azule wrote:XKCD THONG

Sounds like yet another thing to add to the shop.
RobIrr wrote:TONGUE

Oh my god these just keep getting better, don't they?
Jonas79 wrote:BILLABONG

Yes they do.


http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/GONG 8-)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:07 pm UTC
by manvandmaan
mscha wrote:Oopsie...
mscha wrote:She managed to place all of them without doing any damage. Impressive.

Jinxed it. :roll:

Since it was Cueball who built that tower, it's not entirely your fault ;)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:07 pm UTC
by Neil_Boekend
XonqNopp wrote:So guess what we will see in the few coming Newpix...

I guess black pixels.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:18 pm UTC
by Drakeesh
jovialbard wrote:Haha! Here it is. I haven't been able to contribute to the fancy graphs or hats, so I made this as my present to you all. Hopefully you all enjoy it and don't think the song choice is weird/dumb, but it just popped into my head on the way home from work yesterday and I couldn't get it out. I think if I actually knew what I was doing the video would be better and hopefully you find the singing pleasant enough as well. Like I said, I don't exactly have a music studio in my house and I never claimed to be Michael Buble. That should be enough disclaimers and self-deprecation to cover my butt! Enjoy.



That was great, well done! No self-deprecation necessary.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:22 pm UTC
by mscha
Time for a sea¹² level update.
Change since just after Sea Wall 2.0 was finished, 25 newpix ago:
Time_sea_level_rise_20130424_1300.png
Time_sea_level_rise_20130424_1300.png (2.14 KiB) Viewed 15442 times

Sea level still rising, slowly...
The sea wall has eroded, a bit on the sea side, but quite a bit more on the land side. Not surprisingly, Megan has been sitting in it.
The ground level behind the wall has risen a tiny subpixel bit. Not sure if that's sand³ or water⁴, though.

¹: which is big⁵.
²: and can do whatever it wants
³: or pixels, toner, whatever.
⁴: or semencancerbabycoffee, whatever.
⁵: but the river is small

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:40 pm UTC
by Neil_Boekend
The end is near! Repent! Repent!
repent to any religion of choice.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:43 pm UTC
by RobIrr
Neil_Boekend wrote:repent to any religion of choice.


Which one gives the best discount?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:44 pm UTC
by Neil_Boekend
The Western Paradox church gives a i% discount. Dunno about the others

edit:
Wohoo

ǝdod ɹı

Can I have a nice Pope hat now?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:00 pm UTC
by mscha
˙˙˙ƃƃƃ⅁NO𐐒
Image
Rebuilding, as expected.
Come on, Cueball, go do something interesting.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
by jovialbard
Valarya wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
jovialbard wrote:Haha! Here it is. I haven't been able to contribute to the fancy graphs or hats, so I made this as my present to you all. Hopefully you all enjoy it.
<snip>

Awwww! That was nice!!


That was great! jovialbard, you should sig the link to your song so Blitzgirl can see it in the Past. :D


Thanks, guys (and to everyone else with the positive feedback). I don't think I'll put it in my sig, but I will note in my sig that a present is waiting for her on page 395.

manvandmaan wrote:At risk of being gravely misunderstood, but...
I need some help with my periods!

I've updated them upto now, but I have no more ideas for the current period. for now it seems to be another Cueball Period.
Any ideas for a good name for this period?


The Megan period ended when she woke up and then the collapse and reconstruction started.

BlitzGirl Progress: holding steady. ETA around 471

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:53 pm UTC
by SPACKlick
jovialbard wrote:BlitzGirl Progress: holding steady. ETA around 471


I make a linear average on your numbers meet at C.450 and a x3 progression encounters at C.473.

that said, I think it would be more useful to look at a Blitzpages per hour (averaged to negate comas) vs Newpage per hour as certain errors would cancel and by that I get a prediction closer to 500

(sorry Blitzgirl, Don't be down heartened, please use this skateboard I have lain here for you to ease your journey a little)