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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:10 pm UTC
by mscha
ZEDONGGGGGGGG...
Image

-- posted by newpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:10 pm UTC
by SBN
mscha wrote:
jjjdavidson at 9 minutes before ONG-time wrote:Oh, and PONG...
Spoiler:
Snipped, 'cause it now it is the previous one.

I really think you shouldn't do that, that's just confusing. (Was the current newpix already posted? No, but yeah, but ...)
Just double post, I'm sure nobody minds in such a case.

More than just doesn't mind. I'm pretty sure it is an edict not to edit pre-ONG posts in order to -ONG.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:12 pm UTC
by jakez834
Theory!

The last frame will be frame number 1190.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:12 pm UTC
by VoronX
HAL9000 wrote:ETA: It seems I am cursed with the recurring papacy.
Or maybe I'm just a really active poster.


but jovialbard is pope-for-page 399 now...curse lifted!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:15 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
ucim wrote:
azule wrote:
Red Hal wrote:In this forum signal-to-noise ratio is, I feel, important.
It is, and it's not...
It would be good to remember the words of the Pope of the Holy Contradiction, when it was spake

"...thus also without sound there is no silence"

and also to revisit the Gospel according to BlitzGirl, where it is written (for all Time and all of time)

"Yet these divisions do not separate us, but make us more powerful. As grains of Sand(semencancercoffeebabies) in a Sandcastle, this needle-pulled thing works best when we are not all of the same shape. Our quirks clasp us together all the more strongly, so that when we Wait for it together - whatever Time we may travel, whatever sect we may splinter, whatever graph or song or hat we share - we are not alone. For though Time may scatter us among the pastposts and the Present, in the end, it is also what brought us to this mad, mad, glorious home in the first place."

There is a time for every purpose under heaven... a time to speak, and a time to remain silent. Those times (and their reasons) are different for each of us... and as it was pointed out by our own BlitzGirl the First, they must be different for each of us, for it is that that makes us strong, mad, and glorious.

Jose


Yeah. What he said.

In this forum, the signal-to-noise ratio is infinite, 'cause it's ALL signal. :wink:

"Noise" is static, random, all-spectrum, background-level interference, but around here, everything is signal. Yeah, sure -- it's like 27 different radio stations fighting over a single frequency, so it's very heavy on crosstalk, but it ain't noise....

just sayin'.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:16 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
SBN wrote:
mscha wrote:
jjjdavidson at 9 minutes before ONG-time wrote:Oh, and PONG...
Spoiler:
Snipped, 'cause it now it is the previous one.

I really think you shouldn't do that, that's just confusing. (Was the current newpix already posted? No, but yeah, but ...)
Just double post, I'm sure nobody minds in such a case.

More than just doesn't mind. I'm pretty sure it is an edict not to edit pre-ONG posts in order to -ONG.

[hangs head] [quickly replaces Hatwig before anyone notices] I must have missed that, not having blitzed all the edicts. I'll never, ever do it again, I promise. [snif]

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:17 pm UTC
by treadman
Have any loopists postulated lately that our intrepid builders, now hikers, are going to reach the edge of another sea, where they will sit for a while before building a castle together?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:28 pm UTC
by XonqNopp

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:30 pm UTC
by mscha
treadman wrote:Have any loopists postulated lately that our intrepid builders, now hikers, are going to reach the edge of another sea, where they will sit for a while before building a castle together?

I'm pretty sure they're on a Quest To Find Out How The Sea Works, And To Find Other Rivers.
Megan: Do you think there are other rivers?
Cueball: Something is adding water to the sea.
Megan: Does it have to be water? Maybe something is adding more land somewhere. And it's making the sea overflow.
Cueball: Or maybe it's just raining somewhere. We have no idea what's out there.
Megan: Yeah.

Megan: Want to find out?
Cueball: Yes.
Megan: I'll get some bags.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:31 pm UTC
by woods
treadman wrote:Have any loopists postulated lately that our intrepid builders, now hikers, are going to reach the edge of another sea, where they will sit for a while before building a castle together?

Indeed they have, however, they found that Cueball and Megan would have to get rid of their bags for some reason, which they have not figured out yet. I believe it was about 7 NewPages ago.

I am sure it will happen eventually...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:36 pm UTC
by SBN
XonqNopp wrote:W-IfOng
http://what-if.xkcd.com/43/

Don't forget the mouse-overs, everyone!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:36 pm UTC
by GerardE
treadman wrote:Have any loopists postulated lately that our intrepid builders, now hikers, are going to reach the edge of another sea, where they will sit for a while before building a castle together?

Yes! One just did.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:36 pm UTC
by cari.j.elliot
Miniblitzed all morning, now caught up. Whooo.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:39 pm UTC
by dreiarmumig
jakez834 wrote:Theory!

The last frame will be frame number 1190.


Woah! Mind = blown! :wink:

Incognito357 on Mar 26 wrote:
Spoiler:
Going back and figuring out when the comic would finish if there were 1190 frames, my calculations (if i did them right) say it would be 3.5 weeks to finish.


azule on Mar 27 wrote:
Spoiler:
mittfh wrote:Since I noticed that we've passed a significant number of pages on this thread, perhaps we're heading towards a total of 1,764 frames?
<snip>

...And 1190, this comic's number.


flicky1991 on Apr 07 wrote:
Spoiler:
I think the strip will end when it hits frame 1190. Or, alternatively, when it hits whatever the strip number is at the time.


Sciscitorat on Apr 26 wrote:
Spoiler:
We have now about 930 frames... about 260 to go to reach 1190. Just a thought.


hwhitney on Apr 29 wrote:
Spoiler:
<snip>
I decided to finally make my presence known and give unto you my prophecy - Time will end and the waiting for IT will be reached at Newpix 1190, at which Time the great Randall will reveal all and the waiting will cease.


chairman on Apr 29 wrote:
Spoiler:
I'm guessing this is coming to the end. I've been autosnatching since newpix 004.
I wonder what number this comic will finish on.
<snip>
1190? = comic # for this comic
<snip>


Yes, I was a tiny bit bored just now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
by Kieryn
Due to a bug, my API was broken overnight - sorry for anyone that tried to use it!
Anyway, it's back up now and I added a feature to find the adjectives used to describe a noun: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe
It's not great at the moment, but still kind of fun... Here's a cool example: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe?noun=newpix

It's actually highlighted the imperfections of the OpenNLP library I used. More work needs to be done, I will keep updating bit by bit.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:59 pm UTC
by jakez834
dreiarmumig wrote:
jakez834 wrote:Theory!

The last frame will be frame number 1190.


Woah! Mind = blown! :wink:

Yes, I was a tiny bit bored just now.


Gah! That's what I get for not reading through the entire thread!

I should have figured that someone had already made that observation, though.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:59 pm UTC
by DrSamCarter
So now it seems like they're going through a desert, and most things have no name, so ...

Spoiler:
On the first part of the journey
They were looking all out to sea
There was speculation about what it was made of and
There was sand and sand and so
The first thing they built was a single tower
And the sky with no clouds
Then another tower and the castle grew
But the air was free of sound

They built in the desert a castle unnamed
It felt good to be watching it grow
In the desert we just speculate again
Cause there ain't no one who is sure that they know
La, la, la, la, la, la; la la la la la . . .

After two days in the desert sun
The sea was known to be big
After three days in the desert fun
They wondered ‘bout a river bed
And the story it told of a river so small
Made them wonder if it was dead

You see they built in the desert a castle unnamed
It felt good to be watching it grow
In the desert we just speculate again
Cause there ain't no one who is sure that they know
La, la, la, la, la, la; la la la la la . . .

After many days they let the castle free
Cause the desert was drowning by sea
There were trebuchets and flags and things
There was sand and buckets and dongs
Then the stillness came and the fading began
And it seemed time to say goodbye
They departed and it seemed the end, but then
A new picture with sand and sky.

Now they walk through the desert on a quest with no name
It feels good to be watching them go
In the desert we just start waiting again
Cause there ain't no one who is sure what we know
La, la, la, la, la, la; la la la la la . . .

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:00 pm UTC
by Drakeesh
Jonas79 wrote:
cmyk wrote:Who the hell drinks anything out of bags? And are they paper or plastic?

Back in the olden days, before things like Star Wars and the Internet, they drank from animal skins (or animal bladders and/or scrotums?).


I like drinking bags while hiking. They are lightweight, so you're not carrying much more than the water that is inside it. And there are modern versions not made of bladders :)

ETA: Kind of ninja'd. The bag I use is a Bota Bag with plastic lining, but I had forgotten it was called that. I don't use it for wine though, water works better for me when hiking.


I have personally grown quite fond of the PlatyPreserve for multi-day backpacking trips. It will keep a bottle of wine fresh for more than three days, and weights almost nothing. I suppose you could put water in it, but why? (Wine of course not having the natural predisposition to explode into a shower of foam like a can of beer would (did) when accidentally punctured by an errant metal object inside the (my) pack, <grumble>)

Also, added my data point to the age Poll, I appear to be in the most popular age group (as of voting time). Interesting to see such a wide range of lifely experienced people.

I see a lot of flat/desert and I am hoping for some sort of mountain, perhaps that is where the river (which is small) is being fed from. I wonder what a glacier would look like in the OTC, perhaps a large piece of it had fallen into the Sea (which is big) which caused the larger than usual water level change at the building site.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:01 pm UTC
by woods
Thanks to Kieryn and his "Animation of changes" video he posted to his website, here is more or less a "Heatmap" of changes between NewPix 1 and 812.

Heatmap.jpg

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:02 pm UTC
by Bytes
Kieryn wrote:Due to a bug, my API was broken overnight - sorry for anyone that tried to use it!
Anyway, it's back up now and I added a feature to find the adjectives used to describe a noun: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe
It's not great at the moment, but still kind of fun... Here's a cool example: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe?noun=newpix

It's actually highlighted the imperfections of the OpenNLP library I used. More work needs to be done, I will keep updating bit by bit.



Well I typed in Blitzgirl, I think my favourite, in order were:
-full desirous
-more cordial
and of course
-legendary

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
by Valarya
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>

But if you want more detail, I was born on the same day that Explorer 8 was launched. But I think it's just a coincidence...


:D !!

Image

ggh wrote:<snip>

Also taking the opportunity to bump RobIrr's map again:
Image


I am stalky and creepy because I totally want to zoom in to my area and see who else posts from there.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Kieryn wrote:Due to a bug, my API was broken overnight - sorry for anyone that tried to use it!
Anyway, it's back up now and I added a feature to find the adjectives used to describe a noun: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe
It's not great at the moment, but still kind of fun... Here's a cool example: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe?noun=newpix

It's actually highlighted the imperfections of the OpenNLP library I used. More work needs to be done, I will keep updating bit by bit.


It's already fun to play with, even if it isn't finished. :) I did the same thing as Bytes... *ninja'd*
Spoiler:
BlitzGirl:
full desirous
temporal
brave
LaPetit
wild welcoming
legendary
*girlysqueel*


Behold! I am the Brave Temporal *GirlySqueel* Blitzgirl!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:10 pm UTC
by mscha
BOGONGGGGGGGG...
Image

-- posted by newpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:10 pm UTC
by Kieryn
BlitzGirl wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Due to a bug, my API was broken overnight - sorry for anyone that tried to use it!
Anyway, it's back up now and I added a feature to find the adjectives used to describe a noun: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe
It's not great at the moment, but still kind of fun... Here's a cool example: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe?noun=newpix

It's actually highlighted the imperfections of the OpenNLP library I used. More work needs to be done, I will keep updating bit by bit.


It's already fun to play with, even if it isn't finished. :) I did the same thing as Bytes... *ninja'd*
Spoiler:
BlitzGirl:
full desirous
temporal
brave
LaPetit
wild welcoming
legendary
*girlysqueel*


Behold! I am the Brave Temporal *GirlySqueel* Blitzgirl!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Here's another funny one: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Des ... oun=coffee

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
by hwhitney
jakez834 wrote:Theory!

The last frame will be frame number 1190.


I have, indeed, prophesied this.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:13 pm UTC
by woods
Kieryn wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Due to a bug, my API was broken overnight - sorry for anyone that tried to use it!
Anyway, it's back up now and I added a feature to find the adjectives used to describe a noun: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe
It's not great at the moment, but still kind of fun... Here's a cool example: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe?noun=newpix

It's actually highlighted the imperfections of the OpenNLP library I used. More work needs to be done, I will keep updating bit by bit.


It's already fun to play with, even if it isn't finished. :) I did the same thing as Bytes... *ninja'd*
Spoiler:
BlitzGirl:
full desirous
temporal
brave
LaPetit
wild welcoming
legendary
*girlysqueel*


Behold! I am the Brave Temporal *GirlySqueel* Blitzgirl!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Here's another funny one: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Des ... oun=coffee


I counted 16 instances involving semen, and only 3 involving babies.
My personal favorite: "light-babied"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:15 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Kieryn wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Due to a bug, my API was broken overnight - sorry for anyone that tried to use it!
Anyway, it's back up now and I added a feature to find the adjectives used to describe a noun: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe
It's not great at the moment, but still kind of fun... Here's a cool example: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe?noun=newpix

It's actually highlighted the imperfections of the OpenNLP library I used. More work needs to be done, I will keep updating bit by bit.


It's already fun to play with, even if it isn't finished. :) I did the same thing as Bytes... *ninja'd*
Spoiler:
BlitzGirl:
full desirous
temporal
brave
LaPetit
wild welcoming
legendary
*girlysqueel*


Behold! I am the Brave Temporal *GirlySqueel* Blitzgirl!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Here's another funny one: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Des ... oun=coffee


First off -- thank you very much for all the hard work you've put into this!!! I've definitely enjoyed it! :D

Next, here's a phrase that you just can't drop into any conversation, but is totally on-topic here:

"Semen is fun, too"

Spoiler:
Describe Semen

"Hateful?"


EDIT to avoid Double-post:

Valarya wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>

But if you want more detail, I was born on the same day that Explorer 8 was launched. But I think it's just a coincidence...


:D !!

Spoiler:
Image





He-He-He-He-hee! Nice! :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:21 pm UTC
by Valarya
It's Time1 for a Wiki BUMP2!




1Not that Time, yet.
2You will get high.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
by Kieryn
StratPlayer wrote:<snip>
"Hateful?"
<snip>


Yeah, thanks -- this points out another bug. Looks like it found the adjective, but somehow got linked to the wrong noun. I will fix tonight.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
Kieryn wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Due to a bug, my API was broken overnight - sorry for anyone that tried to use it!
Anyway, it's back up now and I added a feature to find the adjectives used to describe a noun: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe
It's not great at the moment, but still kind of fun... Here's a cool example: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Describe?noun=newpix

It's actually highlighted the imperfections of the OpenNLP library I used. More work needs to be done, I will keep updating bit by bit.


It's already fun to play with, even if it isn't finished. :) I did the same thing as Bytes... *ninja'd*
Spoiler:
BlitzGirl:
full desirous
temporal
brave
LaPetit
wild welcoming
legendary
*girlysqueel*


Behold! I am the Brave Temporal *GirlySqueel* Blitzgirl!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Here's another funny one: http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/Des ... oun=coffee

This is fun! I did a little egosurfing, and found myself described as "built-in." Apparently I've been part of Time all along, and never knew it. (That's me, 137th pixel from the left, 73rd row up, frame 412.)

ETA: 127th post! Mersenne prime M7!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:49 pm UTC
by Roia
It described me as "Future"! Should I be worried?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:01 pm UTC
by foilman
King KONG.
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
by Valarya
Wonder what they'll dig out of the bags this time!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:05 pm UTC
by htom
cmyk wrote:Who the hell drinks anything out of bags? And are they paper or plastic?

Back in the olden days, before things like Star Wars and the Internet, they drank from animal skins (or animal bladders and/or scrotums?).


Rubberised (or not) canvas bags, aluminum bottles, or Nalgene bottles borrowed from the lab, in the 1950's. Now, a Camel-back and one or two (what is it called now? marketing, I hate them) UNbottle, 100 oz. Take a good filter if you go out into the BigRoom and want to drink wild water, it's not safe unless you're above (a thousand feet above) the tree line. You do NOT want Giardia lamblia, and it's probably in any wild water you find. I've been lucky, but companions haven't been.

I'm 66, according to my parents and the calendar. Others usually think I'm younger. My wife says I should stop being a teenager.

Edit -- "Lethal" On the outside, I'm cuddly, I promise!

Not so mean,
Still bleed green;
Not so lean,
And still Marine!

Well, that's what that bumper sticker said.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:09 pm UTC
by Eutychus
Valarya wrote:Wonder what they'll dig out of the bags this time!


Flags? Megan seems to have a thing about planting them at every available opportunity...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
And yes, it's yet another Time song tribute...

"Walk Through The Encryption"
(To the Tune of "Walk Like an Egyptian" by the Bangles)

All the old comics on the web
they weren't hashed, don't you know;
But now with Time (oh whey oh),
there's so much more than just "1" and "0."

All the bizarre things by the sea:
Megan and Cueball and the trebuchette;
A giant sandcastle (oh whey oh),
has crumbled down and gotten wet.

But now they've left, gone on a trek! So...
(Ay oh, whey oh, ay oh, whey oh)
Walk through the encryption.

All the new land seems to be the same
It's hard to tell if they've left the shore;
But at least they're moving (oh whey oh),
so we still Wait to see some more.

All the things they may come to find
are still hidden by the artist-man;
So we just watch them (oh whey oh)
Walk through the encryption.

What can we do but Wait and Watch, as they...
(Ay oh, whey oh, ay oh, whey oh)
Walk through the encryption?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:14 pm UTC
by patzer
Hi kieryn, I like that you've made a total posts option in http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/UserPostsByDay, but the total posts show all the time, cannot get a graph without total posts on it! is this an error?

(great work on all of the features on your site btw!)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:21 pm UTC
by TheMinim
I have caught up with the present of this thread, again, so now I shall go back to the past of this thread and hope to make up for time missed. Until I hit 50!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:28 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
patzer wrote:Hi kieryn, I like that you've made a total posts option in http://xkcd-time.kieryn.com/Default/UserPostsByDay, but the total posts show all the time, cannot get a graph without total posts on it! is this an error?

(great work on all of the features on your site btw!)

In the legend below the graph, you can click on each color block to toggle that user on and off, including the Total "user".

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:43 pm UTC
by Flado
BlitzGirl wrote:But then again, I am the Patriarch of the Western Paradox Church.

We seem to have traded places - I post from the past (NP 453) and you are the Patriarch...