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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:07 pm UTC
by Purplepants77
mscha wrote:
Purplepants77 wrote:Poems1 are like the sea2

Big, you mean?


That too1

1 Sometimes

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:16 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Whizbang wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Whizbang wrote:Ach! The Haikus! They hurt me eyes! They are bleeding!

Sometimes I feel
like the only person in the world
that hates poetry.

My eyes glaze over
as soon as I see
anything resembling poetry.

I have to force myself
to focus and attempt to read
them.


OK, I am through.
I will stop with the haiku...
Oh shit! I think I'm stuck!


ETA: Nope. Not stuck. Whew...


No, no, no.
Do not stop
on my account.

I will just
have to retrain my brain
to disregard random

line breaks.


OK... If you insist:

When you hear "haiku,"
it might mean "hello!" to you,
if your name is "Koo"


(And notice how the italics adds to the random line breaks to make it uber-artsy??)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:20 pm UTC
by Angelastic
Kethryes wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:A dove on a wire,
strung between two tall towers,
utters a high "coo..."


Is wire one syllable ?

Not native speaker
does make the art of Haiku
a dificult one

Can be one or two;
it depends on your accent.
(Sometimes a triphthong)

Oh no, now I'll face
the fire of the flame wars/
the fire of flame wars

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
by buffygirl
AluisioASG wrote:(for Valarya):
Spoiler:
Valarya wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
Valarya wrote:That's the point, helloooo. the Arch Cardinal deigned to make you a hat... and you go and switch avatars! the gall!
Thank you, btw.

Of course! It was completely most obvious he was being a big ole' jerk.

When I changed avatars, when I answered you, or when I answered buffygirl?
I'm afraid my natural language processing system is not advanced enough to understand it.

Let's just let bygones be bygones, shall we? please?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
by higgs-boson
Kieryn wrote:Ok just checked in Chrome, Firefox and IE 10:

Chrome: #151515
Firefox: #000000
IE10: #010101

And you are right. When I download the PNG and view in MS Paint it is #010101

The browsers are rendering differently. In Chrome it's obviously really noticeable.

Anyone still wondering how they do the "washed 20 times and my black skirt is still black!"-commercials? :mrgreen:

(Are we sure thats the browsers' rendering and not The Time Lords doing? He has a knack for browser dependent content...)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
by Angelastic
Angelastic wrote:
Kethryes wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:A dove on a wire,
strung between two tall towers,
utters a high "coo..."


Is wire one syllable ?

Not native speaker
does make the art of Haiku
a dificult one

Can be one or two;
it depends on your accent.
(Sometimes a triphthong)

Oh no, now I'll face
the fire of the flame wars/
the fire of flame wars


Edit: here's a site
to make you more uncertain:
Speech Accent Archive

Actual edit:
Oh crap, I clicked quote instead.
I fail at edits.

(Another edit: I think the number of syllables in 'actual' and 'fail' can also depend on accent. Just put some random line breaks in and tell people it's a haiku in your accent; they'll never know.

And another edit: I need to test the haiku detector using voices that speak different varieties of English, since IIRC there are at least four different accents available since Leopard, and see if it finds different haiku. I should see if it works with the other language voices too.

Yet another edit: Look how many times in a row I successfully edited! I'm getting the hang of this!)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:38 pm UTC
by NoMouse
htom wrote:So Chrome has "spoiled" a surprise that we would have otherwise found had been going on for days when we finally noticed it.

I think it would be noticed as soon as someone tried to compare some newpix before the change with other newpix after the change (e.g. to compare the sea level) - I've tried the javascript at http://pastebin.com/cWxA6EDR and all the black areas are red on the comparison of 894 and 895. I don't know how exactly other comparators work though (e.g. they could mark it as red that is almost black, I don't know).

Edit: did I really write "see level"?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:41 pm UTC
by Actaeus
Jonas79 wrote:We have a new shade of gray...



Call me when we get to #323232.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:42 pm UTC
by Magdiragdag
Kieryn wrote:Chrome: #151515
Firefox: #000000
IE10: #010101


Updated for the current frame:
Chrome: #1c1c1c
Firefox: #060606
IE10: #020202

IE seems to be the only one rendering correctly.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:42 pm UTC
by buffygirl
Swein wrote:Woot! I have a nice hat too!
But oh Buffy, Maker of all hats, upon whose wrath I am now destined to suffer! I didn't make it, I just borrowed it from my aunitie...

*grumbles* if I weren't so busy making all these hats, you would receive my wrath. and, I admit begrudgingly, it's a nice hat.

Jonas79 wrote:Oh Great Buffygirl!
Maker of all Time's headgear!
May I have a hat?

Added.

Roia wrote:Do not fade away,
Oh you great One True Comic,
I miss you always,

I will always wait,
Until the end of Time, which,
Might not be too long.

Curiousity,
Will my writing in haiku,
Mean I get a hat?

I hope this is so,
Forever I have waited,
For such an honour.

Yeppers.


So many more hats!
Will I get them done in Time?
Still I wait for It.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:46 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Actaeus wrote:
Jonas79 wrote:We have a new shade of gray...



Call me when we get to #323232.



Wait. What??? You don't want to Wait for It?!?!?

And speaking of waiting, I call my latest haiku "Opus #7", aka...


"Before the Concert"

Teenagers in line,
all smoking weed as they wait.
They've formed a high queue.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
by Magdiragdag
NoMouse wrote:
htom wrote:So Chrome has "spoiled" a surprise that we would have otherwise found had been going on for days when we finally noticed it.

I think it would be noticed as soon as someone tried to compare some newpix before the change with other newpix after the change (e.g. to compare the see level) - I've tried the javascript at http://pastebin.com/cWxA6EDR and all the black areas are red on the comparison of 894 and 895. I don't know how exactly other comparators work though (e.g. they could mark it as red that is almost black, I don't know).


As is indeed neatly shown in the Book of Geekwagon (http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:49 pm UTC
by NoMouse
Magdiragdag wrote:Updated for the current frame:
Chrome: #1c1c1c
Firefox: #060606
IE10: #020202

IE seems to be the only one rendering correctly.

Opera is also rendering it right.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:50 pm UTC
by mscha
NoMouse wrote:
htom wrote:So Chrome has "spoiled" a surprise that we would have otherwise found had been going on for days when we finally noticed it.

I think it would be noticed as soon as someone tried to compare some newpix before the change with other newpix after the change (e.g. to compare the see level) - I've tried the javascript at http://pastebin.com/cWxA6EDR and all the black areas are red on the comparison of 894 and 895. I don't know how exactly other comparators work though (e.g. they could mark it as red that is almost black, I don't know).

Mine takes the amount of change into account. So, a change from #000000 to #010101 would be marked as something like #010000, which isn't particularly noticable as red.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:52 pm UTC
by SBN
Magdiragdag wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Chrome: #151515
Firefox: #000000
IE10: #010101


Updated for the current frame:
Chrome: #1c1c1c
Firefox: #060606
IE10: #020202

IE seems to be the only one rendering correctly.

That seems so wrong. I have Comodo Dragon, and it seems darker there than in Chrome, but I don't know how to get the actual values.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:53 pm UTC
by Angelastic
Cueball and Megan
Find out what sand is made of. :o
Don't want to hike, ew!

By the way, I searched the thread to find that post with the list of different terms for the composition of the pixels, so I could link to it from the second line, and I got this:

The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: caffeinecancerbabies.

I guess this means we've been talking about caffeinecancerbabies too much.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
by thirds
Randall is doing a fade-to-white. This is the end, my friend.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
by NoMouse
mscha wrote:
NoMouse wrote:I think it would be noticed as soon as someone tried to compare some newpix before the change with other newpix after the change (e.g. to compare the see level) - I've tried the javascript at http://pastebin.com/cWxA6EDR and all the black areas are red on the comparison of 894 and 895. I don't know how exactly other comparators work though (e.g. they could mark it as red that is almost black, I don't know).

Mine takes the amount of change into account. So, a change from #000000 to #010101 would be marked as something like #010000, which isn't particularly noticable as red.

Yes, that's what I thought...

Magdiragdag wrote:As is indeed neatly shown in the Book of Geekwagon (http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/)

I totally forgot it has the function, thanks. That is much more comfortable way to compare two subsequent frames.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
by NoMouse
SO LONG and thanks for all the fish...
Image

Edit: No change in color.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:03 pm UTC
by dreiarmumig
Can someone calculate in how many newpix we'd reach an all-white frame if the black continues to fade at the current rate?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
by Caswallon
dreiarmumig wrote:Can someone calculate in how many newpix we'd reach an all-white frame if the black continues to fade at the current rate?
Well, so far we only have data on 2 changes, with 4 frames inbetween... so 1024 newpix, or 42 longpix(days) at a linear rate.

My assumption is that it will actually speed up or something else will happen.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:08 pm UTC
by Magdiragdag
Caswallon wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:Can someone calculate in how many newpix we'd reach an all-white frame if the black continues to fade at the current rate?
Well, so far we only have data on 2 changes, with 4 frames inbetween... so 1024 newpix, or 42 longpix(days) at a linear rate.

My assumption is that it will actually speed up or something else will happen.


I guess time will fade away before the castle is drowned.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
by Montov
So 5 frames with the same shade of grey. And with the 265 possibilities, it could take more then 1300 newpices for it to become white? Unlikely. I guess it will speed up. And I don't think it will be the end; there are still unanswered questions.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Caswallon wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:Can someone calculate in how many newpix we'd reach an all-white frame if the black continues to fade at the current rate?
Well, so far we only have data on 2 changes, with 4 frames inbetween... so 1024 newpix, or 42 longpix(days) at a linear rate.

My assumption is that it will actually speed up or something else will happen.


I come up with 6 Newpixs until solid white, with a margin of error of +/- 60,000 Newpixs.

Sorry for the large margin of error, but my calculations are complicated by the fact that every Newpix appears to be solid black if I look at it with my eyes closed or with my monitor off. That adds quite a bit of noise to the data, unfortunately...


EDITED to correct my mistaken margin of error. I told you the calculations were complicated!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:11 pm UTC
by Magdiragdag
Time is fading 'way
Megan and Cueball return
Into a white space

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:21 pm UTC
by Kieryn
Magdiragdag wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Chrome: #151515
Firefox: #000000
IE10: #010101


Updated for the current frame:
Chrome: #1c1c1c
Firefox: #060606
IE10: #020202

IE seems to be the only one rendering correctly.


Probably performance reasons - Chrome and Firefox like being fast so they probably do lower level closer to the GPU / texture style rendering, which can get flakey with numerical precision.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:43 pm UTC
by cellocgw
Jonas79 wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
We have a new shade of gray...

So, what will happen now? Will it just all go white?


Just so long as he doesn't do it in 50 shades...

I'm trying to think of a way to work "Zane" in there but no luck so far.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:45 pm UTC
by Kieryn
I just hypothesized that maybe its fading towards another image that is mostly white, but not all.

This would leave signature areas remaining at #000000 or white areas starting to darken. Just analysed the current image and found no evidence of this.

Fade to white it is. :-(
Spoiler:
I do hope it fades back in to something new.

Spoiler:
Also ... I hope the process speeds up.

Spoiler:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Kieryn wrote:
Fade to white it is. :-(



Sigh...

I hope not. I'd rather Time doesn't just End like this, with a painfully long fade away....

But -- as always -- it does at least prompt another musical reference:

"All day presidents
look out windows;
All night sentries
watch the moonglow;
All are waiting till
the Time is right.

Son, don't be home too late
Try to get back by eight
Son, don't wait
till the break of day
'Cause you know
how Time fades away.
Time fades away
You know how Time fades away.*"


* Neil Young: "Time Fades Away"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:58 pm UTC
by Kieryn
Oh, a storm is threat'ning
Our very Time today.
If we don't get some shelter,
Oh yeah, it's gonna fade away...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:09 pm UTC
by NoMouse
Ding Dang DONG...
Image
Still no change. Just the sea level.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:10 pm UTC
by cari.j.elliot
Seriously, is no one else reminded strongly of Sandcastles in the Sand? Robin Sparkles? Anyone?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:15 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
cari.j.elliot wrote:Seriously, is no one else reminded strongly of Sandcastles in the Sand? Robin Sparkles? Anyone?


From NewPage 28:

9krpm wrote:I think it is a Robin Sparkles video.


One of the magical things about Time: Everything old is new again!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:17 pm UTC
by speising
ok, i have to chime in:

One man on a lonely platform
One case sitting by his side
Two eyes staring cold and silent
Show fear as he turns to hide

Aaah, we fade to grey (fade to grey)
Aaah, we fade to grey (fade to grey)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
by cari.j.elliot
StratPlayer wrote:
cari.j.elliot wrote:Seriously, is no one else reminded strongly of Sandcastles in the Sand? Robin Sparkles? Anyone?


From NewPage 28:

9krpm wrote:I think it is a Robin Sparkles video.


One of the magical things about Time: Everything old is new again!


So sorry! I was reading every post in that period too! Don't know how I missed it. My bad!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:33 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
SWO Crash wrote:We called our daughter "Bug" or "Bean" before she was born, and now my wife calls her "Love Bug" and I call her "Sweet Pea." Which, naturally, leads to the melding of names to create "Sweet Bug".


This made me smile. lmjb stands for Laura Mae June Bug. I worked with someone from Texas who started calling me Laura Mae, then another co-worker added "June," then someone else added "bug." It ended up one word, lauramaejunebug, shortened to LMJB, also Miss Bug or June Bug. So I'm partial to nicknames that include "bug."

OK, I'm four NewPages behind, and I have to try and get caught up in between doing some Outside work, so I better get to it. I'll just end with

Thanks for the haikus.
Can't help but add another.
Now I'm off to work!

ETA: Hey! I'm pope! I think...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:38 pm UTC
by Valarya
The saddest part is
by the time Blitzgirl gets here
Time will fade away.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:47 pm UTC
by aeglaeca
Once la petite came
but now each frame stays the same
will the end be lame

A rhyming Haiku
not what you're supposed to do
what is wrong with you

Though seriously, what was the deal with la petite?

the short appearance
of la petite still bugs me
what purpose had she?


Do you doubt Randal
the future he will handle
Wait for it and dwell


EDIT: And I hope Blitz doesn't read all the spoilers, or the 500+ haikus from the thread will seriously slow her down (even with the hint not to read them all).

EDIT2: Actually, just wondering, how many of the actual Haikus are flagged by your program? It would be interesting to know what accent the program uses.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:50 pm UTC
by fatness
thirds wrote:Randall is doing a fade-to-white. This is the end, my friend.

Or the fog is rolling in.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:51 pm UTC
by AK49BWL
azule wrote:
AK49BWL wrote:DEWGONG1!
1I've been Waiting for far too long to use that one... Not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

PKMN, right? WOOT!


Twice :D You could say I never grew out of that phase of my life :lol:

RobIrr wrote:
AK49BWL wrote:Playing ketchup again :lol:

Caswallon wrote:I know we have had at least one other attempt to track people's locations. But curious if anyone else is from the Puget Sound/Northwest US Region? Just noticed at least 2 other people who were.

I wonder at times if anyone else here, other than I, lives in Alaska...


Nope.

A day in the Outside has left me around five pages behind... but if anybody is interested, this is now updating with viewer locations-
Image
Looks like you in our former colonies outnumber the rest of the world combined!


My dot isn't even in the right place, I'm in Fairbanks, not Anchorage...

This fading has me worried, but I continue to Wait for it...