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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:10 am UTC
by mscha
SIDELONGGGGGGGG...
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-- posted by newpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:21 am UTC
by vvn
In a couple weeks the number of newpix will exceed the number of comics.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:27 am UTC
by Latent22
vvn wrote:In a couple weeks the number of newpix will exceed the number of comics.

Though it is possible that there will be only 1190 frames/newpix and then it will end...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:37 am UTC
by AluisioASG
vvn wrote:In a couple weeks the number of newpix will exceed the number of comics.

Maybe that's what...
we're waiting for.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:56 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
AluisioASG wrote:
vvn wrote:In a couple weeks the number of newpix will exceed the number of comics.

Maybe that's what...
we're waiting for.


I'd like to hope it continues indefinitely. But it can't last forever!1

1Trademarked Tomorrow Corporation, Ltd.2
2No Little Inferno recreational fireplaces were used in the production of this message.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:59 am UTC
by Latent22
As a follow up my previous research into the create/modify time stamps embedded in each from of the OTC I just re checked all the current frames. Since I last checked two days ago Randall has gone and updated all the frames again and they have all changed now.

Originally the create time was Largely wrong but the modify date I'm 95% confident was very accurate and showed us when different frames were actually made. Then an hour or two after I posted my findings here the all got changed to the 22nd of April with times increasing at a few seconds difference per frame from 01:07 to 01:30 am. At that point we lost all the real modified times but each frame had a different time. Now after downloading them again they now all have the same mod/create time of 2013-04-22 1:07:25 except for 11 random frames which have 2013-04-22 1:30:40. These frames are 124,143,148,163,170,191,313,383,388,427 and 842. I have no idea why Randall has singled out these frames for different treatment or why the dates have changed again.

My only guess is that the images may be hosted on different physical servers and so depending on dns or other load balancing measures we can be downloading different versions of the comic frames at different times. And different servers may have different time stamps in the images.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:02 am UTC
by SBN
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I must coma, no doubt the action in the comic will pick up again.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:06 am UTC
by buffygirl
Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

Edits: found name of asteroid. Then fixed typo.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:08 am UTC
by Latent22
They keep staring at us!! Stop trying to look into our souls Randall!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:12 am UTC
by AluisioASG
Latent22 wrote:They keep staring at us!! Please stop trying to look into stealing our souls oh Great Lord Randall! Have mercy!

FTFY

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:22 am UTC
by HAL9000
buffygirl wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

Edits: found name of asteroid. Then fixed typo.

That could end badly.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:23 am UTC
by diego5wh
I haven't been here in so many timeframes. the Tread feels so different... and yet is still equally strange, I am glad that a name for the "new" character was chosen. I think that soon my outsider duties would be completed and then I can wait.. for ... it..

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:28 am UTC
by vvn
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:29 am UTC
by edo
OTC, how can I 'xplain it, I'll take it frame by frame it, to have you all jumping, shouting, saying it. O is for One, T is for True, Scratch your temple...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:35 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
vvn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!


Suddenly, this book seems more interesting. I had to read an excerpt for a French assignment, but perhaps I'll go and read the whole thing.

After all, Le Petit Prince and La Petite could potentially be chums!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:40 am UTC
by Tova
If Randall isn't conducting an elaborate social experiment with this comic, he should be. This thread is about ten times as fascinating to watch as the comic.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:41 am UTC
by HAL9000
vvn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!

ChronosDragon wrote:
vvn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!


Suddenly, this book seems more interesting. I had to read an excerpt for a French assignment, but perhaps I'll go and read the whole thing.

After all, Le Petit Prince and La Petite could potentially be chums!

Both of you should be quoting buffygirl where you instead quote me.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:59 am UTC
by Goggalor
ChronosDragon wrote:
vvn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!


Suddenly, this book seems more interesting. I had to read an excerpt for a French assignment, but perhaps I'll go and read the whole thing.

After all, Le Petit Prince and La Petite could potentially be chums!

It really is a fantastic little story. It's been one of my favorites ever since I was little.

And I don't think Asteroid B-612 has the necessary mass to maintain a sea (or an atmosphere).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:00 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
SSSTRONG!

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Science!

Edit: Wow, I wasn't ninja'd! This is the first time I've been paying attention on the newpix in a while...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:00 am UTC
by siecraticmethod
Edit: Someone beat me to it. I wonder what it is! At least they're as curious as we are.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:05 am UTC
by Kazza3
I don't wish to admit how excited that newpix made me.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:05 am UTC
by HAL9000
Goggalor wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
vvn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!


Suddenly, this book seems more interesting. I had to read an excerpt for a French assignment, but perhaps I'll go and read the whole thing.

After all, Le Petit Prince and La Petite could potentially be chums!

It really is a fantastic little story. It's been one of my favorites ever since I was little.

And I don't think Asteroid B-612 has the necessary mass to maintain a sea (or an atmosphere).

You should be quoting buffygirl where you are quoting HAL9000.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:07 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
HAL9000 wrote:You should be quoting buffygirl where you are quoting HAL9000.


Any reason for the double post? Is the misquote bugging your computerized OCD that much? :P

The current development sounds rather like they're going to begin construction (or modification of existing structures!) for a boat soon. That's my prediction, anyway. Let's see if I can win back the title of Seer.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:08 am UTC
by edo
I haven't caught up to the present, but I'm seeing a lot of unfounded doubt RE BlitzGirl. I can't understand why, she's making great BlitzGress:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:08 am UTC
by Latent22
Um.... they said

"Or maybe it's just raining somewhere. We have no idea whats out there."
"Yeah"
"Want to find out?"
"Yes."

Does this mean they are going to go off to find out what is out there?...
Will they head off and leave us to watch the castle get washed away on our own?
Or will the "camera" follow them around on their search for whats out there?
Or is this the end of time?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:12 am UTC
by HAL9000
ChronosDragon wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:You should be quoting buffygirl where you are quoting HAL9000.


Any reason for the double post? Is the misquote bugging your computerized OCD that much? :P

I missed the misquote until it was itself quoted, and now I'm trying to stop the trickle-down of errors.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:16 am UTC
by Elmach
edo wrote:I haven't caught up to the present, but I'm seeing a lot of unfounded doubt RE BlitzGirl. I can't understand why, she's making great BlitzGress:

That looks like an asymptotic approach.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:18 am UTC
by Scott Auld
SBN wrote:
Scott Auld wrote:I just don't get it.

How can these two be so massively ignorant of how the sea works?

Where are they, who are they, and under what circumstances would a pair find themselves seeing a rising tide ... for the first time, ever?

Also: remember when we thought this was a joke that would be resolved on April 1? Ha!

We've been watching it for how long? And it's done what, exactly? It's not like any sea I've known.1 I've seen seas go up and down, but not just slowly, up and up.

1 Which is two, but still.

But they don't even know if there are more rivers in the world, or if it rains on the sea! They are ignorant of their world. It's so confusing :(

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:20 am UTC
by jovialbard
Elmach wrote:That looks like an asymptotic approach.

Ain't nothin' asymptotic bout it. That sh** be strait up linear after the slow up from the first burst fool. That was fun, I must be tired.

edit: Now I know I'm a little sleep crazy because I'm editing it.

edit2: No but seriously, I don't know about linear but I've been tracking it too and my predictions have been pretty consistently around 470 for quite a while. It's definitely not an asymptotic curve. (though these other guys know what they're doing more than I do)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:43 am UTC
by ChronosDragon
jovialbard wrote:
Elmach wrote:That looks like an asymptotic approach.

Ain't nothin' asymptotic bout it. That sh** be strait up linear after the slow up from the first burst fool. That was fun, I must be tired.

edit: Now I know I'm a little sleep crazy because I'm editing it.

edit2: No but seriously, I don't know about linear but I've been tracking it too and my predictions have been pretty consistently around 470 for quite a while. It's definitely not an asymptotic curve. (though these other guys know what they're doing more than I do)


According to my calculations (and my calculator's Quartic Regression function), both the thread and Blitzgirl's blitz are in danger of emminent destruction! Repent! Repent while you still can!

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Or maybe quartic regression was just a poor choice of model. One or the other.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:49 am UTC
by edo
Jafloi wrote:By the way:
Any ideas what this will turn out to be?
Spoiler:
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Free (imaginary) coffee and chicken salad sandwich, with optional mayo to the first that get it right :D


Had to guess in case no one else has: BlitzGirl

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:54 am UTC
by tman2nd
Elmach wrote:
edo wrote:I haven't caught up to the present, but I'm seeing a lot of unfounded doubt RE BlitzGirl. I can't understand why, she's making great BlitzGress:

That looks like an asymptotic approach.

If it's asymptotic, eventually she'd reach the point where the model would predict a fraction of a post. That's imposable, so at that point she'd be caught up.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:58 am UTC
by phoenix301
I've been lurking around every few periods of Time since about page 45... so I guess, hi there? Reason I finally posted... I am surprised no one has brought up that Time began on the Outside measure of one month ago, March 24.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:00 am UTC
by edo
Badongkadong:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:03 am UTC
by jovialbard
tman2nd wrote:If it's asymptotic, eventually she'd reach the point where the model would predict a fraction of a post. That's imposable, so at that point she'd be caught up.

Well it could be asymptotic to the line of 10 pages away from caught up. But anyway it doesn't really look asymptotic, particularly if you ignore the first two dots.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:04 am UTC
by Goggalor
Is this leading up to the end of Time, or the beginning of a new and glorious era of curiosity?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:06 am UTC
by juliancolton
Goggalor wrote:Is this leading up to the end of Time, or the beginning of a new and glorious era of curiosity?

I'm feeling a new epoch instead of termination.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:06 am UTC
by tman2nd
Bags for what?
I sense something big is going to happen soon.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:07 am UTC
by buffygirl
HAL9000 wrote:Both of you should be quoting buffygirl where you instead quote me.

KISSES to Hal!!! but I'm really ok with it ... unless you're being all OCD ... in which case ... I'm sure you're right....

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:07 am UTC
by HAL9000
juliancolton wrote:
Goggalor wrote:Is this leading up to the end of Time, or the beginning of a new and glorious era of curiosity?

I'm feeling a new epoch instead of termination.

By 'bags' they most likely mean 'sandbags,' so the sea will be held back for a while.