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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:50 am UTC
by ElvishJerricco
After much programming, I have determined that of the 2MB list of words found at /usr/share/dict/words on most *nix systems, the file name hashes directly correlate to none. This is of course just straight hash(word) == filename. I have not tried to crack any salts, as I don't know how.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:50 am UTC
by darthjimmy
TheMulattoMaker wrote:
KroniK907 wrote:
An overview of the last 2000+ posts on this thread
Feel Free to Bump

Countdown to next update:
Latest frame (auto updates):
Spoiler:
Image
Live updating GIF:
Spoiler:
Primis wrote:Image
More complex program (with manual controls and a soundtrack!):
Spoiler:
Explain XKCD (with a little more discussion on the comic, when the servers can take it):
915 Connoisseur of frames
Spoiler:
manvandmaan wrote:If we're going to do the 915 thing, I suggest we go all the way and group certain frames into periods.
I suggest the following split:

000 - 009 : the debut or what? period: when nobody really knew what was going on
010 - 023 : the dark period: the darkness in the posts of the thread reached heights during these frames
024 - 044 : the sandcastle period: as the sandcastle started to appear, most of the darkness made disappeared.
045 - 074 : the period (second dark period): Initially, this was the 'female period' but I soon realised that would be a pleonasm. Also it was a pretty dark time on the thread.
075 - 087 : the happiness period: the couple is reunited and again the darkness fades.
088 - 105 : the male period: with a climax at frame 103: "the fall of man" frame
105 - 124 : the rebuild period (second sandcastle period).
125 - 136 : Age of the Slow Pixel
137 - NOW : The Great Expansion: Still in progress! How exciting!
End of Comic Theories
Spoiler:
- Wave destroys castle(s)
- BHG shows up (with possible destruction of castle(s))
- Castle(s) slowly erode
- Somehow loops back to start frame
- Ends with an April Fools
- Goes on for months (maybe forever)
- wait for it....
Off topic discussions
Spoiler:
- Gender Neutral Pronouns
- The fact that this thread has beat every possible record for the forums
- Does Y'all refer to a group or one person etc...
- What is outside? Is that like Mesopotamia?
What is a newpix?
Spoiler:
A Newpix is defined as one 30 minute period. AKA the time between the release of each new image
Newpic is also accepted as a singular version.
Did you guys see the Javascript?? (the answer is yes)
Spoiler:
As it was mentioned wayyy back in the first 5 pages of this thread, the javascript is on its 7th revision and is there to do two things: Load a new image and refresh the image so that you dont have to mash F5 and crash his server when a new picture loads.
Speculated meanings behind this comic
Spoiler:
- THEY ARE HAVING A BABY
- Randall died
- Increase Forum Activity
- To make the most posted forum topic something other than a massive flame war
- Publicity stunt
- Targeted Advertising
- Its just a freaking sandcastle... don't read into it...
- April Fools Leadup
- Taking a vacation and wanted something to keep our attention


Ba-du-BUMP.


I think we need to add the religion to Off-topic discussions.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:51 am UTC
by rpgamer
So you've all gone insane from lack of sleep, is that about the sum of things?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:52 am UTC
by bouer
rpgamer wrote:So you've all gone insane from lack of sleep, is that about the sum of things?


Exactly!

Edit: product, not sum

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:53 am UTC
by fixer
rpgamer wrote:So you've all gone insane from lack of sleep, is that about the sum of things?


I think that's a pretty fair (and nicely concise) summation.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:53 am UTC
by Helper
darthjimmy wrote:I think we need to add the religion to Off-topic discussions.

It counts as Mesopotamia, I think. Also, do we need a new era yet?

rpgamer wrote:So you've all gone insane from lack of sleep, is that about the sum of things?

That sounds like non-believer talk. Heretic.
Although, yes...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:53 am UTC
by TheMulattoMaker
patzer wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:Ba-du-BUMP.

I believe that's what the wiki's for

My bad. I was wondering why the gif and everything stopped getting bumped. Must've missed a post or twelve somewhere.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:53 am UTC
by Primis
I'm standardizing how we tell time in NewPix:
-The beginning of our calendars shall hereby be the beginning of Time.
-Each NewPix is the quantized time between two frames of Time.
-milliPix is 1/1024th of a NewPix (1.75 "outsider" seconds)
-MACPix is 48 NewPix and is equal to the time of one earth rotational period in the outside world. (MAC Addresses are 48 bits wide)
-KiloPix is equal to 1024 NewPix, and is the standard "Month"
-UltraPix is equal to 17. KiloPix. This is our standard "Year" At the end of this period, there is a 2 day "Month" to celebrate The One True Comic.
Special Case:
Every three UltraPix, there is one Leap MACPix to keep the calendar in sync with the sun "outside".

This would mean our current date is 1:720 3/0/0 AT (Anno Time)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:54 am UTC
by zAxAyAw
Lord Cathbad wrote:
Helper wrote:
Lord Cathbad wrote:I think maybe her pushing on the edge of a comic signifies that she's pregnant!

*trollface*

No, moron, it means she fucking miscarried.


No, but you see, when you give birth, you push the boundaries or walls to widen the area, er, down there. So it has to be a pregnancy omen!


Her pushing is clearly a metaphor for how she's pushing Randall away. She feels that he's too hard on her, much like a wall. His opinions are solid and immovable, just as a wall is. Can't you see this represents their divorce?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:56 am UTC
by sirquince
I need more time to devote to Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:57 am UTC
by Helper
Primis wrote:I'm standardizing how we tell time in NewPix:
-The beginning of our calendars shall hereby be the beginning of Time.
-Each NewPix is the quantized time between two frames of Time.
-milliPix is 1/1024th of a NewPix (1.75 "outsider" seconds)
-MACPix is 48 NewPix and is equal to the time of one earth rotational period in the outside world. (MAC Addresses are 48 bits wide)
-KiloPix is equal to 1024 NewPix, and is the standard "Month"
-UltraPix is equal to 17. KiloPix. This is our standard "Year" At the end of this period, there is a 2 day "Month" to celebrate The One True Comic.
Special Case:
Every three UltraPix, there is one Leap MACPix to keep the calendar in sync with the sun "outside".

This would mean our current date is 1:720 3/0/0 AT (Anno Time)


That system is confusing beyond all reason; there is absolutely no need for so many different number bases. I agree wholeheartedly with every point put forward here. An Internet to you.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:58 am UTC
by wud
Primis wrote:I'm standardizing how we tell time in NewPix:
-The beginning of our calendars shall hereby be the beginning of Time.
-Each NewPix is the quantized time between two frames of Time.
-milliPix is 1/1024th of a NewPix (1.75 "outsider" seconds)
-MACPix is 48 NewPix and is equal to the time of one earth rotational period in the outside world. (MAC Addresses are 48 bits wide)
-KiloPix is equal to 1024 NewPix, and is the standard "Month"
-UltraPix is equal to 17. KiloPix. This is our standard "Year" At the end of this period, there is a 2 day "Month" to celebrate The One True Comic.
Special Case:
Every three UltraPix, there is one Leap MACPix to keep the calendar in sync with the sun "outside".

This would mean our current date is 1:720 3/0/0 AT (Anno Time)


I think before we standardize on Months, and Years we need to wait until the end of Time, and take the total length of Time into account.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:58 am UTC
by bouer
We get to see what Megan is doing in in 0.1 newpix! I'm still guessing a huge wall.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:59 am UTC
by TheRic
wud wrote:
Primis wrote:I'm standardizing how we tell time in NewPix:
-The beginning of our calendars shall hereby be the beginning of Time.
-Each NewPix is the quantized time between two frames of Time.
-milliPix is 1/1024th of a NewPix (1.75 "outsider" seconds)
-MACPix is 48 NewPix and is equal to the time of one earth rotational period in the outside world. (MAC Addresses are 48 bits wide)
-KiloPix is equal to 1024 NewPix, and is the standard "Month"
-UltraPix is equal to 17. KiloPix. This is our standard "Year" At the end of this period, there is a 2 day "Month" to celebrate The One True Comic.
Special Case:
Every three UltraPix, there is one Leap MACPix to keep the calendar in sync with the sun "outside".

This would mean our current date is 1:720 3/0/0 AT (Anno Time)


I think before we standardize on Months, and Years we need to wait until the end of Time, and take the total length of Time into account.

There may not be an end to Time!!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:59 am UTC
by aemyn
I doubt it would be the meaning behind it, but his "Wait for it." triggers forth my (limited) understanding of a person's experience with cancer. (the waiting for test results, unpredictable futures, etc. http://www.xkcd.com/1141/)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:00 am UTC
by AluisioASG
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:00 am UTC
by darthjimmy
Image
Looks like another tower.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:01 am UTC
by NoEdge
Helper wrote:
Primis wrote:I'm standardizing how we tell time in NewPix:
-The beginning of our calendars shall hereby be the beginning of Time.
-Each NewPix is the quantized time between two frames of Time.
-milliPix is 1/1024th of a NewPix (1.75 "outsider" seconds)
-MACPix is 48 NewPix and is equal to the time of one earth rotational period in the outside world. (MAC Addresses are 48 bits wide)
-KiloPix is equal to 1024 NewPix, and is the standard "Month"
-UltraPix is equal to 17. KiloPix. This is our standard "Year" At the end of this period, there is a 2 day "Month" to celebrate The One True Comic.
Special Case:
Every three UltraPix, there is one Leap MACPix to keep the calendar in sync with the sun "outside".

This would mean our current date is 1:720 3/0/0 AT (Anno Time)


That system is confusing beyond all reason; there is absolutely no need for so many different number bases. I agree wholeheartedly with every point put forward here. An Internet to you.

After rereading this multiple times, it still makes no sense. I suspect I am hallucinating. Sleep would probably be a good idea. But I mustn't... miss.. the... next... one...... Especially since it's getting really interesting now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:01 am UTC
by bouer
I was right!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:01 am UTC
by wud
AluisioASG wrote:Image


So here is the question, will she stay still for the duration of the camera moving?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:02 am UTC
by Lord Cathbad
Another tower!
See you guys in 14 newpix.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:02 am UTC
by sirquince
My guess is that there will be an increase in the size of towers until we get to Cueball working on one.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:02 am UTC
by Helper
aemyn wrote:I doubt it would be the meaning behind it, but his "Wait for it." triggers forth my (limited) understanding of a person's experience with cancer. (the waiting for test results, unpredictable futures, etc. http://www.xkcd.com/1141/)

Dear XKCD Forums,
Please stop trying to mame, injure, kill, miscarry, irradiate, or otherwise harm Randall, his significant other, their theoretical baby, or any characters of the comic.
Love,
XKCD Forums <3

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:03 am UTC
by darthjimmy
Must... Stay... awake... for... 2... more... newpix...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:03 am UTC
by TheMulattoMaker
wud wrote:So here is the question, will she stay still for the duration of the camera moving?

That's what I was wondering- why she hadn't moved in 2 newpix and had this become some sort of still-life. But I think in the last frame she was building up the side of that wall, and in this one she's in the same position, just working a little bit higher up.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:04 am UTC
by AluisioASG
Helper wrote:
aemyn wrote:I doubt it would be the meaning behind it, but his "Wait for it." triggers forth my (limited) understanding of a person's experience with cancer. (the waiting for test results, unpredictable futures, etc. http://www.xkcd.com/1141/)

Dear XKCD Forums,
Please stop trying to mame, injure, kill, miscarry, irradiate, or otherwise harm Randall, his significant other, their theoretical baby, or any characters of the comic.
Love,
XKCD Forums <3


Is that… a self-request?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:04 am UTC
by Helper
NoEdge wrote:After rereading this multiple times, it still makes no sense. I suspect I am hallucinating. Sleep would probably be a good idea. But I mustn't... miss.. the... next... one...... Especially since it's getting really interesting now.


What, Primis's or mine?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:05 am UTC
by NoEdge
TheMulattoMaker wrote:
wud wrote:So here is the question, will she stay still for the duration of the camera moving?

That's what I was wondering- why she hadn't moved in 2 newpix and had this become some sort of still-life. But I think in the last frame she was building up the side of that wall, and in this one she's in the same position, just working a little bit higher up.

The entire scene could be paused while it's zooming.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:05 am UTC
by Wesoteric
Chalk me up as another one who registered recently because of this comic. I've been reading/lurking around this topic on and off for the past few days (probably getting more sleep than several of you), and I just have to say that this has been the most entertaining thread I've read. And I love you all.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:06 am UTC
by Helper
AluisioASG wrote:
Helper wrote:
aemyn wrote:I doubt it would be the meaning behind it, but his "Wait for it." triggers forth my (limited) understanding of a person's experience with cancer. (the waiting for test results, unpredictable futures, etc. http://www.xkcd.com/1141/)

Dear XKCD Forums,
Please stop trying to mame, injure, kill, miscarry, irradiate, or otherwise harm Randall, his significant other, their theoretical baby, or any characters of the comic.
Love,
XKCD Forums <3


Is that… a self-request?

I'm not sure... o_0

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:07 am UTC
by z64dan
Pretty obvious they're just making the entire World 1-1 in Super Mario Bros.

Erryone knows stick people can't have babies.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:07 am UTC
by Pelahnar
AluisioASG wrote:
Helper wrote:
aemyn wrote:I doubt it would be the meaning behind it, but his "Wait for it." triggers forth my (limited) understanding of a person's experience with cancer. (the waiting for test results, unpredictable futures, etc. http://www.xkcd.com/1141/)

Dear XKCD Forums,
Please stop trying to mame, injure, kill, miscarry, irradiate, or otherwise harm Randall, his significant other, their theoretical baby, or any characters of the comic.
Love,
XKCD Forums <3


Is that… a self-request?


Well, there's more than one individual making up XKCD Forums. The individuals who don't like the maiming, etc. are telling the individuals who do (well, are talking about it, I mean) to stop. Or, one individual is, anyway, and I'm sure Helper has support.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:08 am UTC
by NoEdge
Helper wrote:
NoEdge wrote:After rereading this multiple times, it still makes no sense. I suspect I am hallucinating. Sleep would probably be a good idea. But I mustn't... miss.. the... next... one...... Especially since it's getting really interesting now.


What, Primis's or mine?

Both. Primis's might make more sense if I could think properly, I think, but I think yours might be a joke and currently lack the brainpower necessary to be sure.

Note: There is a very high chance that anything I say at this point will coherence have not.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:08 am UTC
by TheMulattoMaker
NoEdge wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:
wud wrote:So here is the question, will she stay still for the duration of the camera moving?

That's what I was wondering- why she hadn't moved in 2 newpix and had this become some sort of still-life. But I think in the last frame she was building up the side of that wall, and in this one she's in the same position, just working a little bit higher up.

The entire scene could be paused while it's zooming.

Possible, but I don't think that's what's happening. Her arms were a little bit lower when she first came back into the frame.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:08 am UTC
by 123Adz321
NoEdge wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:
wud wrote:So here is the question, will she stay still for the duration of the camera moving?

That's what I was wondering- why she hadn't moved in 2 newpix and had this become some sort of still-life. But I think in the last frame she was building up the side of that wall, and in this one she's in the same position, just working a little bit higher up.

The entire scene could be paused while it's zooming.


You can see on the aubronwood link (using the left and right arrows to flip between them) that her arms are indeed moving :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:08 am UTC
by Deadcode
The zooming just did a sharp deceleration.

Here's the continued list of relative frame coverages:
62:30 - 100.00%
63:00 - 100.00%
63:30 - 100.18%
64:00 - 100.50%
64:30 - 101.05%
65:00 - 102.09%
65:30 - 103.12%
66:00 - 104.21%
66:30 - 105.31%
67:00 - 106.40%
67:30 - 107.01%
68:00 - 108.72%
68:30 - 110.56%
69:00 - 112.39%
69:30 - 114.98%
71:00 - 125.05%
71:30 - 129.94%
72:00 - 135.20%
72:30 - 140.92%
73:00 - 143.72%

Frames are treated as 549×391 (with the 2 pixel thick frame cropped away). Coverage measurements are plus or minus about 0.02%, but error is not cumulative (I'm comparing each frame to a super-resolution average of the first 15 frames of the zoom)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:10 am UTC
by Pelahnar
NoEdge wrote:
TheMulattoMaker wrote:
wud wrote:So here is the question, will she stay still for the duration of the camera moving?

That's what I was wondering- why she hadn't moved in 2 newpix and had this become some sort of still-life. But I think in the last frame she was building up the side of that wall, and in this one she's in the same position, just working a little bit higher up.

The entire scene could be paused while it's zooming.


No, if you watch closely, she did move. She's working on a higher part of the wall now and her arms are bent at significantly different angles in the second. Also, her leg has changed position.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:10 am UTC
by mercutio_stencil
I'm actually a bit disappointed by the new tower. I guess it just means that the big reveal will be even later.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:11 am UTC
by Helper
NoEdge wrote:
Helper wrote:
NoEdge wrote:After rereading this multiple times, it still makes no sense. I suspect I am hallucinating. Sleep would probably be a good idea. But I mustn't... miss.. the... next... one...... Especially since it's getting really interesting now.


What, Primis's or mine?

Both. Primis's might make more sense if I could think properly, I think, but I think yours might be a joke and currently lack the brainpower necessary to be sure.

It's a joke (I think...).
The Primis system is completely confusing and arbitrary, so it has to be a good system; look at an actual calendar, with 60 seconds per minute, 24 hours per day, 7 days in week..

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:11 am UTC
by TheMulattoMaker
NoEdge wrote:Note: There is a very high chance that anything I say at this point will coherence have not.

I'm pretty sure that could be accurately said of anyone in this thread at any time in the last 80 newpix or so, that being when sleep deprivation started hitting us all.

Wait, that may have been too coherent.

Sure am I pretty, accurate couldly said be of anyone this thread time in at any. 80 last newpix so or. Deprivavavavation sleeping hit start us alled.