1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 22, 2013 10:56 am UTC

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astrocub wrote:*Molpii
It hasn't quite caught on yet

That might be because it makes even less sense, if that's possible, than virii. Image

pelrigg wrote:
Rule110 wrote:Well, if their world had turned out to be two-dimensional (or three-dimensional but "thin") as was once believed, then getting past these trees would have been quite a challenge.
It might still be, if there are drop bears in them.

Good point there. But maybe that's why GLR has shown them walking in front of and behind trees at different times. To give enough of a feel for 3 Dimensionality. It's still "thin" but not severe.

I think the current consensus (or at least my belief) is that their universe is 3D, but we're just seeing a 2-D (or more precisely, a 2-and-a-bit-D) slice of it.

Many people wrote:... markings ...

I'm thinking Lost again...
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Now where's that polar bear?

Goggalor wrote:I posted on the first page (within the first hour or so of the OTC) of the thread and I've always been watching it.

And you're definitely the only first-page poster that's still active.
I'm still hoping that Kieryn will add a sort-by-column on the Credits page, but in the meantime I've sorted it using a Firefox extension.
Here's a list of the 40 first posters (which is more than the posters on the first page, since some have multiple posts):
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Rank User Total Posts First Post Last Post
697 rhomboidal 2 2013-03-25 04:09 UTC 2013-03-26 17:34 UTC (8 weeks ago)
581 Alsadius 3 2013-03-25 04:10 UTC 2013-03-25 05:21 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1139 eaglef2 1 2013-03-25 04:10 UTC 2013-03-25 04:10 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1137 ysth 1 2013-03-25 04:15 UTC 2013-03-25 04:15 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1138 Luggage 1 2013-03-25 04:15 UTC 2013-03-25 04:15 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1136 goorpy 1 2013-03-25 04:20 UTC 2013-03-25 04:20 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1135 westrim 1 2013-03-25 04:21 UTC 2013-03-25 04:21 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1134 glasnt 1 2013-03-25 04:23 UTC 2013-03-25 04:23 UTC (8 weeks ago)
333 Quicksilver 9 2013-03-25 04:27 UTC 2013-05-01 08:40 UTC (2 weeks ago)
724 DSDM 2 2013-03-25 04:31 UTC 2013-03-25 04:33 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1133 deskjethp 1 2013-03-25 04:33 UTC 2013-03-25 04:33 UTC (8 weeks ago)
413 Exkakx 6 2013-03-25 04:36 UTC 2013-03-26 05:42 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1132 joeyvalentine 1 2013-03-25 04:41 UTC 2013-03-25 04:41 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1131 mitchell22 1 2013-03-25 04:42 UTC 2013-03-25 04:42 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1130 rainspeaker 1 2013-03-25 04:47 UTC 2013-03-25 04:47 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1129 ziphi 1 2013-03-25 04:48 UTC 2013-03-25 04:48 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1128 ubergeek 1 2013-03-25 04:53 UTC 2013-03-25 04:53 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1127 Spaceman_Spiff 1 2013-03-25 05:05 UTC 2013-03-25 05:05 UTC (8 weeks ago)
580 arotenbe 3 2013-03-25 05:07 UTC 2013-03-25 05:35 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1126 WK1 1 2013-03-25 05:08 UTC 2013-03-25 05:08 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1125 typhy 1 2013-03-25 05:09 UTC 2013-03-25 05:09 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1124 sfwarlock 1 2013-03-25 05:10 UTC 2013-03-25 05:10 UTC (8 weeks ago)
84 Goggalor 80 2013-03-25 05:11 UTC 2013-05-15 04:59 UTC (7 days ago)
723 Poohblah 2 2013-03-25 05:13 UTC 2013-03-25 05:17 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1122 Alex-J 1 2013-03-25 05:13 UTC 2013-03-25 05:13 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1123 Wtcher 1 2013-03-25 05:13 UTC 2013-03-25 05:13 UTC (8 weeks ago)
722 rhetorical 2 2013-03-25 05:14 UTC 2013-03-25 05:22 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1121 dtbell91 1 2013-03-25 05:14 UTC 2013-03-25 05:14 UTC (8 weeks ago)
721 abb3w 2 2013-03-25 05:15 UTC 2013-03-25 05:27 UTC (8 weeks ago)
577 tarry 3 2013-03-25 05:20 UTC 2013-03-26 17:31 UTC (8 weeks ago)
1120 Pangolin 1 2013-03-25 05:20 UTC 2013-03-25 05:20 UTC (8 weeks ago)
683 Fredski 2 2013-03-25 05:26 UTC 2013-03-27 14:43 UTC (7 weeks ago)
1119 thecamoninja 1 2013-03-25 05:31 UTC 2013-03-25 05:31 UTC (8 weeks ago)
254 phlip 15 2013-03-25 05:37 UTC 2013-04-03 09:56 UTC (6 weeks ago)
1118 knowtheory 1 2013-03-25 05:38 UTC 2013-03-25 05:38 UTC (8 weeks ago)
188 davidy22 25 2013-03-25 05:41 UTC 2013-04-24 06:17 UTC (4 weeks ago)
1117 meastman 1 2013-03-25 05:59 UTC 2013-03-25 05:59 UTC (8 weeks ago)
433 HagarTopeka1 5 2013-03-25 06:00 UTC 2013-04-01 07:32 UTC (7 weeks ago)
360 mercutio_stencil 8 2013-03-25 06:04 UTC 2013-03-28 05:10 UTC (7 weeks ago)
1116 Levi Dettwyler 1 2013-03-25 06:11 UTC 2013-03-25 06:11 UTC (8 weeks ago)
You're the only one that's not “weeks ago”.

xpatiate wrote:
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ucim wrote:Clickty clikety;
HAL (not the red one) com-
manded the spoiler to
hide and restore,

characteristically
monomaniacal,
stopping at last when his
dactyl was sore.
Consecutive double-dactyls! I tips me hat. I've been wondering if it would be possible to construct a double-dactyl (verse) that consists of three consecutive double-dactyls (words) (plus obviously an extra four syllables on the end) - I have plenty of adjective/noun combinations, but adjective/adjective/noun seems like cheating and I have not yet found a hexasyllabic verb...

Well, “hexasyllabicize” would be one. (An autological one, even.)

Arky wrote:
XonqNopp wrote:
Arky wrote:Perhaps Cuegan are in Senegal? Descendants of shipwrecked mariners in a deserted area- explaining why they have a grasp of building and ropes yet appear to completely lack for formal education, and don't understanding the markings on the baobab tree....

Wow... I did not think the OTT will come this far and give my username its meaning... :mrgreen:

*googles Xonq Nopp*
Whoa.
We've all had many "get out of my head Randall" moments but a "get out of my username Randall" moment?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby XonqNopp » Wed May 22, 2013 10:59 am UTC

mscha signature wrote:Default footnotes; standard OTT-20130517m

BTW... What is the reference of this number in your sig?? Is that a [heresy]date[/heresy]? Could you not speak like anyone else in newpix?? :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dreiarmumig » Wed May 22, 2013 11:01 am UTC

Exodies wrote:Blind posts are great, they spread events out in time, so if you are struck by lazinessforced by circumstances beyond your control to do a skip, then with the blind post spread you will get a summary view of a variety of events rather than a single topic on a page.
Surely that could have been expressed more clearly?

And - maybe light is affected by gravity more in Cuebal and Megan land, so the light from the distant trees hit the ground before reaching them.

Also - is this the mysterious writing?
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Or this
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But who is Justin? That would certainly explain why Megan didn't read it out to Cueball.

He gets around, does our Justin
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Someone who couldn't make their mind up:
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Or maybe this?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 22, 2013 11:02 am UTC

XonqNopp wrote:
mscha signature wrote:Default footnotes; standard OTT-20130517m

BTW... What is the reference of this number in your sig?? Is that a [heresy]date[/heresy]? Could you not speak like anyone else in newpix?? :mrgreen:

I think you must be mistaken. No such thing in my signature. Hold the stale M&S's.

dreiarmumig wrote:Or maybe this?
Spoiler:
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Edit: so we're doing half scene scrolls now. That makes Molpydetecting a bit trickier... Oh well, we seem to be out of Molpy territory anyway.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Wed May 22, 2013 11:07 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eliram » Wed May 22, 2013 11:08 am UTC

These trees remind me of "Below the Root".
http://www.mobygames.com/game/below-the-root/screenshots
It's about time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Wed May 22, 2013 11:20 am UTC

Eliram wrote:These trees remind me of "Below the Root".
http://www.mobygames.com/game/below-the-root/screenshots


That's it! That is the game!

I wake from a coma to have my morning ketchup, only to find, to my disappointment, that what, perhaps, was another interesting moment in Time was just another passing observation. I had no much to say when I see this, and oh! Glorious! For when I was very young I played that came so often but never understood what I was to do. But playing it was wonderful, nonetheless. I even remember clearly the cover box -- except never the title! I could not remember its name but now I know. And now I know that it based on a book series, which I must find and read. Thank you Eliram! :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Wed May 22, 2013 11:30 am UTC

StratPlayer wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
That's funny, I immediately thought of this:


"This video has been removed by the user"

Hmmm... Looks like there's trouble afoot!


Oh, well. It was Bambi vs Godzilla, if you hadn't guessed.

Edit -- well, this is pretty dull for a milestone post. BTW, shouldn't we celebrate hex milestone posts instead of decimal? Or maybe use the ancient Babylonian base (I'll be 10 next year in that one, and I could use the youthfulness)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Wed May 22, 2013 11:31 am UTC

The One True Topic has just passed 800k page views btw, let's make it 1M :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 22, 2013 11:36 am UTC

Flotter wrote:The One True Topic has just passed 800k page views btw, let's make it 1M :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Wed May 22, 2013 11:39 am UTC

pelrigg wrote:Goggalor; Congrats on your 100th post and an Ong at that.
I'm not real good at finding foodie pics, but I raise a mug of A&W to you.

Also, thanks for being the first to answer my musing about "First-Timers" here. Maybe others will see that and stop in and pull up a chair and sit a spell.

{Gravity increasing toward horizontal padded platform....coma time}


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dreiarmumig » Wed May 22, 2013 11:44 am UTC

cellocgw wrote:Reader Poll: which is more valuable: owning a low Slashdot userid, or owning a low-number post in the OTT? (Like I have to guess at the response to this one :P )
I don't know how to search for my own first post -- I was a reader from the start, but lurked for a while before diving in.

How meta of you to talk about post numbers in your 300th post :wink:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimeLurker » Wed May 22, 2013 11:50 am UTC

dreiarmumig wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Reader Poll: which is more valuable: owning a low Slashdot userid, or owning a low-number post in the OTT? (Like I have to guess at the response to this one :P )
I don't know how to search for my own first post -- I was a reader from the start, but lurked for a while before diving in.

How meta of you to talk about post numbers in your 300th post :wink:

and you on your 100th.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed May 22, 2013 11:52 am UTC

mscha wrote:
Flotter wrote:The One True Topic has just passed 800k page views btw, let's make it 1M :D

I could write a script for that. (Yes, it would be.) Image

Well, it probably wouldn't be worth it if the script had to have an AI advanced enough to emulate the usual postings. Although a Chatterbox trick may fool some, it usually isn't coherent enough to fool the most of us.
It probably wouldn't be worth it if I had to script it (unless you count the experience in scripting).

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cellocgw wrote:Reader Poll: which is more valuable: owning a low Slashdot userid, or owning a low-number post in the OTT? (Like I have to guess at the response to this one :P )
I don't know how to search for my own first post -- I was a reader from the start, but lurked for a while before diving in.

How meta of you to talk about post numbers in your 300th post :wink:

and you on your 100th.

WOW

And you on your 24 th
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Wed May 22, 2013 11:57 am UTC

What's the volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Wed May 22, 2013 12:01 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
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mathrec wrote:Image

Happy 100th!!! Well I think this is the solution (see attached), but I'm not sure what the words are supposed to be. ONE_STRIP? SORE_PINT?

EDITED to fix swapped "O" and "S"..
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Stratplayer, I'm trying not to look at what you posted in case it's a solution to the puzzle. Can you please spoiler it? Or if it's not a serious solution, maybe mark it as such. Thanks!


Whoops! Sorry -- I've added the attached solution inline and spoilered it now. :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed May 22, 2013 12:02 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:What's the volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z?

BE2R!

Oh no that wasn't it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikro2nd » Wed May 22, 2013 12:03 pm UTC

AfricONG Adventure?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Wed May 22, 2013 12:03 pm UTC

Everyone coma-ONG?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rvloon » Wed May 22, 2013 12:12 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:(Double Dactyls)
Terrific! I've never heard of a two-verse one, but I never saw one with a recipe before, either. Would "deep-fat-fried" work for "oily" or is that a Southern expression?


This one, in Dutch, is actually a four-verse one: http://www.musicfrom.nl/songteksten/p.,drs/stukje_geschiedenis.html and set to music, to boot.

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Official Hat Request

Postby TimeLurker » Wed May 22, 2013 12:28 pm UTC

Buffygirl, I formally come to you requesting a place on the hat waiting list.

I live in West Virginia <insert toothless redneck joke here> and my style is simple and classic. As exampled by my avatar, which is just clip-art from Word.

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed May 22, 2013 12:47 pm UTC

Mikeski wrote:A "What If" update is never late. Nor is it early. It is posted precisely when it should be.

patzer's signature wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:I'm being quoted too much!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Wed May 22, 2013 12:49 pm UTC

A few other quick ketchup thoughts:

Kieryn wrote:
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Goggalor wrote:
pelrigg wrote:<lots'o'snips>
I'm sure that all of us would like to hear from any of the First-Timers who helped found this wonderful insanity. Are you still tracking the One True Comic? Are you still reading the One True Thread? What do you think of how it's grown and changed?
Anyone else want to hear from these folks??????????????


I posted on the first page (within the first hour or so of the OTC) of the thread and I've always been watching it. During the first few hours I had a tab open all the time and I was constantly refreshing, because I wasn't entirely positive when the frame would change (this was before it auto-updated) and grabbing every new frame, because I wasn't sure what would happen. After I stayed up far too late the first night, I continued to watch it like a hawk, but learned that I still required sleep. I then stayed quiet on the OTT because of Outside duties, but I always found myself thinking about the comic and what was happening. I was lurking the thread constantly, but after a while I became more active in the thread. This lasted a little while, but then I once again returned to my default, lurking state. This repeated a couple time, but eventually I simply got behind and began skimming through newpages (I was never brave enough to blitz). As of now I check on the thread every couple of days, but I continue to check the Book of Aubron at least a couple times a day.

One thing hasn't changed through this whole experience; I am still utterly fascinated by this whole thing. I love everything about it's strange and constantly-evolving being. I loved all the wild speculation (even if it got quite morbid) and serious javascript analysis of the early days, the rise of the Church (and all it's ensuing schisms), the graphs, the charts, the hats, the terrible puns, Blitzgirl (and her wonderful tribute comic), and everyone else. I don't think any other work of art (or whatever else you want to call it) has brought out this kind of emotion from me. I've felt joy and wonder and awe. I've felt despair and fear when the comic was seemingly coming to an end. I don't know if I'm a big, ole weirdo for feeling like this, but whatever.

I kind of got carried away. I just think this whole comic and thread are really, really cool.


Beautifully put. I have felt and still feel just the same way.


Yes. I absolutely agree. The OTC is amazing, but the synergy of the OTC and the OTT together is awe-inspiring! :shock: :D :shock: :D
I again want every Time Waiter to know how much I enjoy and appreciate all the energy, creativity, and caring that has gone into this expereience!

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Goggalor wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Beautifully put. I have felt and still feel just the same way.

I'm glad I'm not the only one.
ChronosDragon wrote:"I have felt nothing in the entire time I watched this comic and read this thread."

said no one here

Yeah well, maybe there's thousands of people who have looked at this comic and thread and have said exactly that?
Unlikely I know, but possible nonetheless.

Then they don't know what they're missing.

Yeah. Almost like someone who skips pages! :wink:

mathrec wrote:
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Vytron wrote:...*Steps out of time vortex*

I did it! I'm now in the present!
...
Thanks everyone for waiting for it with me! I truly appreciate all your efforts for making this thread as awesome as it is!

See Vytron out here among us! / Humongous treats, everyone!
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Yes, welcome Vytron!!!!! I'm very happy you've made it through your Blitz* and are here with us in the present!

*...even though...
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you skipped pages! :wink:


cellocgw wrote:
Spoiler:
StratPlayer wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
That's funny, I immediately thought of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpBkc2jK-6w


"This video has been removed by the user"

Hmmm... Looks like there's trouble afoot!


Oh, well. It was Bambi vs Godzilla, if you hadn't guessed.

Edit -- well, this is pretty dull for a milestone post. BTW, shouldn't we celebrate hex milestone posts instead of decimal? Or maybe use the ancient Babylonian base (I'll be 10 next year in that one, and I could use the youthfulness)

I assumed as much, but you know what they say about assuming, right? "It's as good 'as sum in G'" which I think means that people who assume get a sum of $1000 for their reward. But I could be wrong...

And happy milestone post!!! And also to all the others who's postodmeters rolled over, too!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Wed May 22, 2013 12:50 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:What's the volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z?


Is that a European or an African pizza?
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Re: Official Hat Request

Postby charlie_grumbles » Wed May 22, 2013 12:51 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:Buffygirl, I formally come to you requesting a place on the hat waiting list.

I live in West Virginia <

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed May 22, 2013 12:55 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:I assumed as much, but you know what they say about assuming, right? "It's as good 'as sum in G'" which I think means that people who assume get a sum of $1000 for their reward. But I could be wrong...


We all assume. We assume the air will be breathable throughout the day (or we'd all be dragging oxygen flasks along). That's not an unreasonable assumption, but it's an assumption. The trick is to know where to draw the line.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Wed May 22, 2013 12:56 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
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pelrigg wrote:Goggalor; Congrats on your 100th post and an Ong at that.
I'm not real good at finding foodie pics, but I raise a mug of A&W to you.

Also, thanks for being the first to answer my musing about "First-Timers" here. Maybe others will see that and stop in and pull up a chair and sit a spell.

{Gravity increasing toward horizontal padded platform....coma time}


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I don't know how to search for my own first post -- I was a reader from the start, but lurked for a while before diving in.


Probably the low post in the OTT, but personally, I don't think it matters that much -- throughout it all, posters have come and gone and all have contributed in their own way.

And your first post in the OTT was HERE, back on page 234.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Wed May 22, 2013 12:57 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
Exodies wrote:What's the volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z?


Is that a European or an African pizza?

Italian, you noodle.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 22, 2013 12:57 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
mscha wrote:
Flotter wrote:The One True Topic has just passed 800k page views btw, let's make it 1M :D

I could write a script for that. (Yes, it would be.) Image

Well, it probably wouldn't be worth it if the script had to have an AI advanced enough to emulate the usual postings. Although a Chatterbox trick may fool some, it usually isn't coherent enough to fool the most of us.
It probably wouldn't be worth it if I had to script it (unless you count the experience in scripting).

It's just page views, no need to post (let alone pass a Turing test).
That makes it a lot easier. Scriptable in a minute, definitely faster than pressing F5 200k times. Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Prosthetic_Lips » Wed May 22, 2013 12:58 pm UTC

azule wrote:Right on, Arky!


A bit more accurate Panorama, with the zoomout of just that tree canopy frame, not the other way around.
Without that frame there's a gap (which you can see if you look for the fuzz).


Thanks for that, azule. These kinds of panoramas really make me appreciate how much ground Randall is covering!

Here's what bugs me about this -- the trees are CLEARLY visible above the ground. Wouldn't they have been able to see them even when standing very far away? Why the "aha" moment when the come over the rise?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Swein » Wed May 22, 2013 1:01 pm UTC

BrokONG tree

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[Edit]: This tree looks like it has undergone some kind of transformation in the third dimension.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 22, 2013 1:02 pm UTC

rvloon wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:(Double Dactyls)
Terrific! I've never heard of a two-verse one, but I never saw one with a recipe before, either. Would "deep-fat-fried" work for "oily" or is that a Southern expression?

This one, in Dutch, is actually a four-verse one: http://www.musicfrom.nl/songteksten/p.,drs/stukje_geschiedenis.html and set to music, to boot.

Correct link: http://www.musicfrom.nl/songteksten/p,_drs/stukje_geschiedenis.html. It's not actually written down as a d-dactyl, the line breaks need to be moved around a little. But then it is indeed a perfect one!
Can't find in in YouTube, unfortunately. It's in Spotify, but it might just work in NL.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Wed May 22, 2013 1:03 pm UTC

Prosthetic_Lips wrote:
azule wrote:Right on, Arky!


A bit more accurate Panorama, with the zoomout of just that tree canopy frame, not the other way around.
Without that frame there's a gap (which you can see if you look for the fuzz).


Thanks for that, azule. These kinds of panoramas really make me appreciate how much ground Randall is covering!

Here's what bugs me about this -- the trees are CLEARLY visible above the ground. Wouldn't they have been able to see them even when standing very far away? Why the "aha" moment when the come over the rise?

EDIT'ed to add: My 23 (rd? th?) post! Yay!.

You're right, and also wrong. They obviously can't see them before Randall has drawn them. This is about Time, not Wheezy Squeezy Timey Wimey stuff.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Wed May 22, 2013 1:07 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:What's the volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius r?


Well, even if 'a' approaches zero, it's still not always that simple, because some pizza...
Spoiler:
pie are squared!

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And I took the libery of changing your original radius 'z' to 'r' to go better with the pun -- 'pi r2' Hope you don't mind. :wink:

EDITED to add: Actually your original line gives a nice pun result all by itself: V = 1/3 pi z z a !!! Nice!!!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed May 22, 2013 1:13 pm UTC

Post comic red Burger and hotdog sauce time.
I've only been here since newpage 30...
You know, for some reason whenever I see the spoiler tag, I hear it in the voice of Riversong.

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It would be unreasonable to ask all blitzers to make comics, but I certainly look forward to your signposts more than anyone else's ;)


I'm not going to lie--if all blitzers posted comics, I'd have a lot less problems with possible repetition. I might even take the siggestion down. Not going to ask that they do make comics, because that would be unreasonaridulouevilhat, but If anyone else wants to do so, you have my blessings and applause.
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Now that you point it out, I can't help but notice it. It was in the last frame, too, and nobody saw it.
Perhaps a slight error on the part of Randall?


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For such error, we must sadly pronounce punishment, for it proves that even one of the brightest and best among us can fall, and that even those who operate upon pure programming can fall into error and apostacy. For such errors in one so High, there can only be one punishment. HAL, you shall be reprogrammed to remove your love of skittles, and then placed in a 6 foot tub of Skittles, and then pelted with sun melted M&Ss by the public.


I'm still of the opinion that is was a server hiccup, or Randall accidentally uploaded this one several times (e.g. he put it at the end of one chunk, thought he forgot it and put it in on its own, and thought he forgot it again and put it at the front of the next chunk).
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That works if it is to be a novel. But it might be a play, or a screenplay, in which case the format is different. Even with a play (which generally focuses on dialog), there is a wide variety in how much stage direction is given by the playwright (and it should be noted that some of the stage direction in a published play is not by the playwright, but is a transcription of what the director of the first production actually did).

But I think we should be careful in offering too many "suggestions", unless the author has asked for them. They could easily be taken the wrong way. :)

Aren't plays usually in the form of Character:action, speech? Every play I've ever read has been, anyway.

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No, no, no. If you are going to do that, do it like this.

And post #400 is a ketchup, without any boobies even! Oh well, it isn't a significant number. have to wait another 112 posts for that.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby DrSamCarter » Wed May 22, 2013 1:14 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:What's the volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z?


πz2a

Just in case the question was serious and urgent I didn't want you to have to
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Wed May 22, 2013 1:16 pm UTC

DrSamCarter wrote:
Exodies wrote:What's the volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z?


πz2a

Just in case the question was serious and urgent I didn't want you to have to
Spoiler:
Wait for it

1/2 πz2a if I get to it first... :twisted:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Wed May 22, 2013 1:19 pm UTC


Indeed! I missed that one... Also some movement on the next frame.
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Hard to see, but there's a Molpy moving to the right, and it disappears completely in the next frame.
That's it, no other recent Molpy activity. (Unless there's some in the half-frame scrolls, I'm not gonna check those.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed May 22, 2013 1:22 pm UTC

Hmm, a half-pix shift, difficult in the detection of molpies.
Let's see what I can do.

ETA: Correction, it's a "more than one pix shift". They don't align. No molpy detection, so they should watch out. We can't be sure they won't be eaten. We must wait for it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Wed May 22, 2013 1:36 pm UTC

A short ketchup. Just a ketch, really. Mostly about food.

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FTFY. Burned steaks. Like ucim said.
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