1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Thu May 09, 2013 2:05 am UTC

Kieryn wrote:Quick tip for those NP with annoyingly large quote blocks...

Enter in your browser's JS console:

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var bqList = document.getElementsByTagName('blockquote'); for (var i = 0; i < bqList.length; i++) { bqList[i].parentNode.removeChild(bqList[i]); }

But I like the large quote blocks, aesthetics wise! It is a great visual representation of how people are building off of each others ideas, like in the porn-pun quote block pyramid.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AnotherKevin » Thu May 09, 2013 2:05 am UTC

StratPlayer wrote:Getting separated on a hike only leads to bad things.


Hmm, for me it generally leads to the tree that someone wants to water, or perhaps to the hole that someone wants to dig. That's generally a good thing, they feel a lot better afterwards.

Even Outside, the river1 comes down from the hills. I climbed up there on Saturday2 and checked. You can see the river far off in the left background, or if you can't you can follow this link to zoom in on the image. The hill that's the viewpoint here is about 650 Cueballs high (and about of a height with the range seen across the valley). I wonder if that's bigger than the hills Cueball and Megan have at home. The much smaller river in the valley eventually does flow into the large river in the far background, but is flowing away from it at this point (it flows many kilocueballs in the opposite direction before joining it far to the north).



1Which is small. And dangerous. But pretty neat.
2I brought some bags. Including a waterbag. It didn't fall in the river. I didn't bring a steambottle (ugh!), just a pump filter.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu May 09, 2013 2:10 am UTC

AnotherKevin wrote:Even Outside, the river1 comes down from the hills. I climbed up there on Saturday2 and checked. You can see the river far off in the left background, or if you can't you can follow this link to zoom in on the image. The hill that's the viewpoint here is about 650 Cueballs high (and about of a height with the range seen across the valley). I wonder if that's bigger than the hills Cueball and Megan have at home. The much smaller river in the valley eventually does flow into the large river in the far background, but is flowing away from it at this point (it flows many kilocueballs in the opposite direction before joining it far to the north).


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 2:15 am UTC

AnotherKevin wrote:
Hmm, for me it generally leads to the tree that someone wants to water, or perhaps to the hole that someone wants to dig. That's generally a good thing, they feel a lot better afterwards.(*below*)

Even Outside, the river1 comes down from the hills. I climbed up there on Saturday2 and checked. You can see the river far off in the left background, or if you can't you can follow this link to zoom in on the image. The hill that's the viewpoint here is about 650 Cueballs high (and about of a height with the range seen across the valley). I wonder if that's bigger than the hills Cueball and Megan have at home. The much smaller river in the valley eventually does flow into the large river in the far background, but is flowing away from it at this point (it flows many kilocueballs in the opposite direction before joining it far to the north).


(*above*)Although that's not what I had in mind for his trailing behind, but it didn't exclude it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AnotherKevin » Thu May 09, 2013 2:21 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:But are there people living in your hills?


Yes! When the river gets too big, it fills up with wood and leaves and things from them.

pelrigg wrote:I realize I could Google this, it seems more polite to ask: So where is this beautiful Hurricane Ledge you speak of?


Kaaterskill High Peak, on the eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mountains in New York State.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Thu May 09, 2013 2:26 am UTC

It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Thu May 09, 2013 2:28 am UTC

Goodnight, you princes of Maine,1 you kings of New England.2
Also you climbers of the Catskills.3
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 09, 2013 2:30 am UTC

htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

It's fine for me.
The Minecraft server on the other hand...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 2:34 am UTC

AnotherKevin wrote:Kaaterskill High Peak, on the eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mountains in New York State.

I've spent my time in and around various parts of the Rockies (not hiking but enjoying) from Montana, near Yellowstone, down to the Sierra Nevada's along California/Nevada,. Need to get to see more of these eastern mountains.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 09, 2013 2:35 am UTC

htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

That's odd. Both the OTT and OTC are loading faster than normal for me. Maybe lord Randall or one of his minions is rotating the slow server to be prime for different geoIP locations. (I'm in AZ)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 2:37 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

It's fine for me.
The Minecraft server on the other hand...

Maybe what htom's referring to is that no ones burning up this forum with posts every 10 seconds?????
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 09, 2013 2:39 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

It's fine for me.
The Minecraft server on the other hand...

Maybe what htom's referring to is that no ones burning up this forum with posts every 10 seconds?????

htom wrote:Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.
No, I don't think so.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 2:41 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

It's fine for me.
The Minecraft server on the other hand...

Maybe what htom's referring to is that no ones burning up this forum with posts every 10 seconds?????

htom wrote:Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.
No, I don't think so.

htom are you there? Could you enlighten us bout whats happening in the land of the sky blue waters?
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(I guess not, he seems to have left while I was typing this){I DO type slowly}
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 09, 2013 2:43 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

It's fine for me.
The Minecraft server on the other hand...

Maybe what htom's referring to is that no ones burning up this forum with posts every 10 seconds?????

htom wrote:Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.
No, I don't think so.

Either way it may be an opportunity for me to get a few posts in. All y'all keep saying what I'm thinking before I get a chance to type it out (or even think it, occasionally).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu May 09, 2013 2:45 am UTC

htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.


Firebug says page load takes 2.06 seconds. Seems fine to me.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Thu May 09, 2013 2:53 am UTC

Adding to the bias on Sciscitor's node on the quote tree:
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Sciscitor wrote:Ok folks ... update on the quote tree graph (up to post 22300ish).
...the links go to the original sized 4096x4096 PNG (15.6 MB) and a SVG (4.1 MB) version. But beware, these images are not for the faint of heart or low on RAM.
I call them "The Constellations of Time". Enjoy.

This is fabulous, extraordinary, fascinating - I could keep on for a while. (The SVG slowed my Firefox to a crawl. My pissant little iPod handled it better.)

But now I'm going to do to you what I've been doing to mscha: It would be really cool if you could do this as a time-lapse, showing how the tree develops every so-many-thousand posts. I say this because, though I know my own post rate has definitely fallen lately, I've kept slowly climbing in Kieryn's rankings. It would be interesting to watch the OTT, after a fairly raucous beginning, gradually center around a few dozen long-lasting posters, with a gradually-spreading constellation of less-frequent posters spreading around them.

Of course, Sciscitor's graph is really just another illustration of how everyone has a crush on BlitzGirl (and buffygirl, and StratPlayer, and KarMann,...)
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jjjdavidson wrote:11. BlitzGirl's referenced here directly or by footnote at least three times; it's embarrassingly obvious I've developed a crush on her.
Who hasn't? :)

Obviously. She's A: A girl, and B: Geeky enough to not only follow the OTC but read the entire OTT and begin a trend of following her example, AND make an amazing comic based on the thread. Of course all us nerdy guys will be crushing on her ;)

Don't forget that she was first to post the solution to mathrec's marvelous ONE TRU MIC sudoku puzzle, 47 minutes less than a newpix after he posted it. It took me that long to realize I'd completely screwed it up. (It took me nearly that long to print it out and find a pencil.) I love brainy women.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 2:53 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.


Firebug says page load takes 2.06 seconds. Seems fine to me.


My refresh rate seems fine. So does Eternal Density's. (Of course when no posts for 10 minutes) that why I asked htom for more info, but he left before he got the message.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Thu May 09, 2013 2:56 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

It's fine for me.
The Minecraft server on the other hand...

Maybe what htom's referring to is that no ones burning up this forum with posts every 10 seconds?????

htom wrote:Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.
No, I don't think so.

htom are you there? Could you enlighten us bout whats happening in the land of the sky blue waters?
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(I guess not, he seems to have left while I was typing this){I DO type slowly}


A refresh of the current (last) forum page was taking minutes. Now it's back to a second or two. I'll guess that it has something to do with Comcast. Our internet load has been close to constant tonight, but who knows what the neighbors are doing?

ASCII porn is probably not the problem, even if they're all doing it. Even in its day, it was a relatively low bandwidth thing. Lots of paper consumed, but not many bits.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 09, 2013 2:57 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.


Firebug says page load takes 2.06 seconds. Seems fine to me.


My refresh rate seems fine. So does Eternal Density's. (Of course when no posts for 10 minutes) that why I asked htom for more info, but he left before he got the message.


Or maybe he's still waiting on a refresh. :shock:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Thu May 09, 2013 2:58 am UTC

Oh, and I totally forgot to say:
Rule110, slinches - great fakes! I loved them both.

Somehow, I never manage to coma on my first try.1 (But I don't think I'm alone in that.)

ETA:
htom wrote:ASCII porn is probably not the problem, even if they're all doing it. Even in its day, it was a relatively low bandwidth thing. Lots of paper consumed, but not many bits.
Hey, at 300 baud it was murder!

1. Or on my second try, apparently.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu May 09, 2013 2:59 am UTC

slinches wrote:Or maybe he's still waiting on a refresh. :shock:


Heh. Posted right after he replies, of course.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 09, 2013 3:00 am UTC

So lONG, farewell auf wiedersehen, goodnight1
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1I'm not going to coma yet, but good coma to all those in Europe or eastern US who are.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu May 09, 2013 3:02 am UTC

slinches wrote:1I'm not going to coma yet, but good coma to all those in Europe or eastern US who are.

All of us in Europe have long gone to coma...
... oh, wait. :?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 09, 2013 3:03 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:Oh, and I totally forgot to say:
Rule110, slinches - great fakes! I loved them both.

Somehow, I never manage to coma on my first try.1 (But I don't think I'm alone in that.)

ETA:
htom wrote:ASCII porn is probably not the problem, even if they're all doing it. Even in its day, it was a relatively low bandwidth thing. Lots of paper consumed, but not many bits.
Hey, at 300 baud it was murder!

1. Or on my second try, apparently.

You definitely are not. I've posted after my declaration of coma on more than a few occasions.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu May 09, 2013 3:04 am UTC

ergman wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Quick tip for those NP with annoyingly large quote blocks...

Enter in your browser's JS console:

Code: Select all

var bqList = document.getElementsByTagName('blockquote'); for (var i = 0; i < bqList.length; i++) { bqList[i].parentNode.removeChild(bqList[i]); }

But I like the large quote blocks, aesthetics wise! It is a great visual representation of how people are building off of each others ideas, like in the porn-pun quote block pyramid.
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Yes, Kieryn, is in fact my real name. Dunno why my parents decided to use the 'y' in place of the 'a'. I've most commonly heard the meaning as 'small dark one', which does not really fit someone who is tall with light-brown hair but what can yer do?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valiant Cookie » Thu May 09, 2013 3:05 am UTC

htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

What are you doing using those archaic outside measurements? I believe you meant that refreshing took you several decipix rather than the usual few centipix.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 3:11 am UTC

slinches wrote:So lONG, farewell auf wiedersehen, goodnight1
Spoiler:
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1I'm not going to coma yet, but good coma to all those in Europe or eastern US who are.


And at the end of Day 451, hour 1079 we still Wait For It.

So, will the next time they look at the new river2 will they be higher in elevation?

1 Time from explain wiki (which is Randall Time also(?), I think?)
2bigger than the old, but smaller than the sea
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Thu May 09, 2013 3:16 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
slinches wrote:Or maybe he's still waiting on a refresh. :shock:


Heh. Posted right after he replies, of course.


Having tempted the Gods, yes, back to waiting for refresh. My wife's connection sagged, too, though, so it's something local but outside our home. Now it's back.

300 baud? Antique school. I think my first Hayes was 300/150/75 but I never saw it connect at anything other than 300. FidoNet forever!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 09, 2013 3:23 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
slinches wrote:So lONG, farewell auf wiedersehen, goodnight1
Spoiler:
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1I'm not going to coma yet, but good coma to all those in Europe or eastern US who are.


And at the end of Day 451, hour 1079 we still Wait For It.

So, will the next time they look at the new river2 will they be higher in elevation?

1 Time from explain wiki (which is Randall Time also(?), I think?)
2bigger than the old, but smaller than the sea

Not that I'm unappreciative of the chronicling of our Waiting for it, but is there any question that we'll wait for it unôtil Time ends? Is it an accomplishment to wait for it for some heretical outside unit of time? :)

And I think they're likely not quite as high above the river as they were. They reached the top of a hill and have been descending or staying at a similar elevation since. Plus, the river must be a bit higher assuming it's flowing to the sea.

ETA: rereading that, it seems a bit more adversarial than intended. It is certainly interesting to note that this social experiment nerd snipe comic has been going for over a month mip and a half.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 3:23 am UTC

Valiant Cookie wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

What are you doing using those archaic outside measurements? I believe you meant that refreshing took you several decipix rather than the usual few centipix.


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But, he's gone beddy-bye and can't confirm, but it is back a few newpages (10, 15 ?) for you to look up.............
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby juliancolton » Thu May 09, 2013 3:24 am UTC

AnotherKevin wrote:Kaaterskill High Peak, on the eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mountains in New York State.


Nice area! I'm across the river1 from the Catskills, but I spend a lot of time hiking up there. Cool pano. :)

1. Not all that small, but you could conceivably swim across it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 09, 2013 3:27 am UTC

htom wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
slinches wrote:Or maybe he's still waiting on a refresh. :shock:


Heh. Posted right after he replies, of course.


Having tempted the Gods, yes, back to waiting for refresh. My wife's connection sagged, too, though, so it's something local but outside our home. Now it's back.

300 baud? Antique school. I think my first Hayes was 300/150/75 but I never saw it connect at anything other than 300. FidoNet forever!

I'm a young'un then. My earliest net connection was a 14.4 kbps dialup modem connecting through AOL1.

1That seems so shameful now. :oops:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 3:34 am UTC

slinches wrote:
Not that I'm unappreciative of the chronicling of our Waiting for it, but is there any question that we'll wait for it until Time ends? Is it an accomplishment to wait for it for some heretical outside unit of time? :)


Oh; this is another subject that came up a few new pages back. How long do we Wait? Do we end up "outside", only looking here once a week, a month, longer?
I think it boils down to you. I don't know when you started on this journey, I looked in during the first few days until I found out it was changing, then I lurked these pages until the Fading, I don't know how long I will continue to be a Waiter. Time will tell.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 09, 2013 3:39 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
Valiant Cookie wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

What are you doing using those archaic outside measurements? I believe you meant that refreshing took you several decipix rather than the usual few centipix.


Be at peace, friend.
I believe an Elder of this, the OTT, one HAL9000 by nick, did declare that it was right and righteous to use "Outside" names for "outside" things.

But, he's gone beddy-bye and can't confirm, but it is back a few newpages (10, 15 ?) for you to look up.............

Beddy-bye my ass liquid coolant system (us supercomputers don't have asses).

Also, I didn't declare it right and righteous, but I did give it two thumbs up (or rather, would have if I had thumbs):
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Thu May 09, 2013 3:40 am UTC

slinches wrote:
htom wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
slinches wrote:Or maybe he's still waiting on a refresh. :shock:


Heh. Posted right after he replies, of course.


Having tempted the Gods, yes, back to waiting for refresh. My wife's connection sagged, too, though, so it's something local but outside our home. Now it's back.

300 baud? Antique school. I think my first Hayes was 300/150/75 but I never saw it connect at anything other than 300. FidoNet forever!

I'm a young'un then. My earliest net connection was a 14.4 kbps dialup modem connecting through AOL1.

1That seems so shameful now. :oops:


Nah. I had AOL for years. In many ways, the most reliable country-wide dial-up network. Fly into anywhere, plug in the MultiTech modem, and you were connected. I still use that AOL account for much incoming email.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Thu May 09, 2013 3:43 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
Valiant Cookie wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

What are you doing using those archaic outside measurements? I believe you meant that refreshing took you several decipix rather than the usual few centipix.


Be at peace, friend.
I believe an Elder of this, the OTT, one HAL9000 by nick, did declare that it was right and righteous to use "Outside" names for "outside" things.

But, he's gone beddy-bye and can't confirm, but it is back a few newpages (10, 15 ?) for you to look up.............

Beddy-bye my ass liquid coolant system (us supercomputers don't have asses).

Also, I didn't declare it right and righteous, but I did give it two thumbs up (or rather, would have if I had thumbs):
Spoiler:
Image

Hey, just before I wrote that, I checked your avatar panel "On-line" was not lit, and you had spoken of coma-ing, and I was going for the comic effect, ya know?
My story, sticking to it...

Edit also couldn't remember exact quote
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu May 09, 2013 3:48 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
Spoiler:
Valiant Cookie wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

What are you doing using those archaic outside measurements? I believe you meant that refreshing took you several decipix rather than the usual few centipix.


Be at peace, friend.
I believe an Elder of this, the OTT, one HAL9000 by nick, did declare that it was right and righteous to use "Outside" names for "outside" things.

But, he's gone beddy-bye and can't confirm, but it is back a few newpages (10, 15 ?) for you to look up.............

Beddy-bye my ass liquid coolant system (us supercomputers don't have asses).

Also, I didn't declare it right and righteous, but I did give it two thumbs up (or rather, would have if I had thumbs):
Spoiler:
Image

Hey, just before I wrote that, I checked your avatar panel "On-line" was not lit, and you had spoken of coma-ing, and I was going for the comic effect, ya know?
My story, sticking to it...

Edit also couldn't remember exact quote

Must have been refreshing or something.
I do remember saying that Outside time can be used for Outside things, and apparently as an elder my word is accepted. Even though I'm this kind of elder:
Spoiler:
Image
HAL9000 wrote:I find it simultaneously fascinating and disturbing that the most profound things I've read in the past months I have encountered in or been led to by an internet forum thread about a webcomic.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Thu May 09, 2013 3:51 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:
slinches wrote:
Not that I'm unappreciative of the chronicling of our Waiting for it, but is there any question that we'll wait for it until Time ends? Is it an accomplishment to wait for it for some heretical outside unit of time? :)


Oh; this is another subject that came up a few new pages back. How long do we Wait? Do we end up "outside", only looking here once a week, a month, longer?
I think it boils down to you. I don't know when you started on this journey, I looked in during the first few days until I found out it was changing, then I lurked these pages until the Fading, I don't know how long I will continue to be a Waiter. Time will tell.

Blasphemer!!! :mrgreen:

Seriously though, I think I'll wait as long as it takes. I may not always be active in the thread and there may he times I have outside life to live, but I'll keep up with it and with you all to the end. This has been great so far and the longer this impromptu community can be kept together the better. [/mush]

And if I'm fired because all I'm doing all day at work is keeping up to date with a webcomic, then I'll just have more time to spend here. :D

Edit: It appears I have Holy Seen myself.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu May 09, 2013 3:56 am UTC

slinches wrote:Edit: It appears I have Holy Seen myself.
I wholly see what you did there.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Thu May 09, 2013 3:58 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
Spoiler:
pelrigg wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
pelrigg wrote:
Valiant Cookie wrote:
htom wrote:It seems to me that the forum is running very very slowly this evening. Slowly in that refreshing takes minutes, not seconds.

What are you doing using those archaic outside measurements? I believe you meant that refreshing took you several decipix rather than the usual few centipix.

Be at peace, friend.
I believe an Elder of this, the OTT, one HAL9000 by nick, did declare that it was right and righteous to use "Outside" names for "outside" things.

But, he's gone beddy-bye and can't confirm, but it is back a few newpages (10, 15 ?) for you to look up.............

Beddy-bye my ass liquid coolant system (us supercomputers don't have asses).

Also, I didn't declare it right and righteous, but I did give it two thumbs up (or rather, would have if I had thumbs):
Image

Hey, just before I wrote that, I checked your avatar panel "On-line" was not lit, and you had spoken of coma-ing, and I was going for the comic effect, ya know?
My story, sticking to it...

Edit also couldn't remember exact quote

Must have been refreshing or something.
I do remember saying that Outside time can be used for Outside things, and apparently as an elder my word is accepted. Even though I'm this kind of elder:
Spoiler:
Image

Remind me not to ask you about your berries. :shock:

On another note, one nice thing I've noticed the past week or two couple of hectoNewPices. Thanks to BlitzGirl and the "Boom de yada" song, no new earworm has been able to take root in my brain since then. It's survival of the fittest earworm, and that song has taken all comers so far.
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