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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:35 am UTC
by Helper
Kay, time to start sacrificing virgins.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:35 am UTC
by JordanTheProgrammer
We are entering a pixframe of slowness. Perhaps Randall is mimicking history, the castle being the medieval ages and maybe it will progress to show more notable advancements as Time progresses.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:36 am UTC
by darthjimmy
@diego5wh what's the link for the new frame?

EDIT* Better clarify.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:36 am UTC
by diego5wh
darthjimmy wrote:@diego5wh what's the link for the newpix?


http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/7a0fb337ec7cfded3864660876fceb71e4ee33271a3fee35a27e2490522f88e1.png

don't know why is not showing on the main page.. strange.. is this a glitch in the Time?!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:37 am UTC
by boozledorf

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:37 am UTC
by darthjimmy
Ok cool, it's back to normal now. At least for me.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:37 am UTC
by Wraithlord
Helper wrote:Kay, time to start sacrificing virgins.


I've got a few lined up, how many do you think we'll need to bring Time back?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:38 am UTC
by KarMann
There it is! The long newpix is at an end!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:38 am UTC
by Khrushy
bouer wrote:Wolfram Alpha shows daily visitors history for XKCD; I don't see a spike recently.
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=xkcd


I have to assume there wouldn't be a traffic spike - why would there be?

In all likelihood, "Time" has become an in-joke that's almost exclusive to forum goers (We're the only ones being MMONS'd?), or possibly to strange people who obsessively check XKCD often enough to notice that the comic changes. I only found out it was changing when I came to check if I'd "missed the joke" on the forum and it was page 3 of this thread and people were just unravelling that the comic did in fact move.

If you're not a forum goer then you probably came to XKCD sometime Monday, saw a single frame, went "Huh?" and moved on, never to return.

Also, this thread has been gold. <3

/goes looking for some non-semenated caffeine.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:38 am UTC
by HAL9000
KuwabatakeSanjuro wrote:"To see a world in a grain of sand, And heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in two newpix." -William Blake

... or something like that.

I still prefer the original:

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.

Isn't that what we're doing? Well, almost, at least. Seeing the world in a sandcastle, and eternity in 30 minutes.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:38 am UTC
by bouer
diego5wh wrote:
darthjimmy wrote:@diego5wh what's the link for the newpix?


http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/7a0fb337ec7cfded3864660876fceb71e4ee33271a3fee35a27e2490522f88e1.png

don't know why is not showing on the main page.. strange.. is this a glitch in the Time?!


This is what I see on the main page.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:38 am UTC
by dp2
Yup, if you go to http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png, you get it. Hash is:
7a0fb337ec7cfded3864660876fceb71e4ee33271a3fee35a27e2490522f88e1

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:39 am UTC
by buffygirl
diego5wh wrote:I see this when I use the direct link

Image

Edit: I do think the Initiates of Time is the superior name, I would change the poll but there is no way to do such trickery in that simple site.



Make a new one! Bigger, better ...... Who's winning, anyway?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:39 am UTC
by Helper
Wraithlord wrote:
Helper wrote:Kay, time to start sacrificing virgins.


I've got a few lined up, how many do you think we'll need to bring Time back?

It doesn't look like we'll need them just yet, but I'd say... 192, to be safe.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:40 am UTC
by HAL9000
Helper wrote:Kay, time to start sacrificing virgins.

This thread is a goldmine for signatures.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:40 am UTC
by JCPenney
Soo.......I guess the question is, why didn't it update at the beginning of the NewPix? Just a random glitch? Or a lag or something related to how many people are trying to view it? Or is it possible that the length of a NewPix going to change?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:41 am UTC
by Wraithlord
Khrushy wrote:/goes looking for some non-semenated caffeine.


Implying that coffee isn't naturally semenated. :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:41 am UTC
by darthjimmy
HAL9000 wrote:This thread is a goldmine for signatures.

That one keeps cropping up...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:41 am UTC
by Wildhound
JCPenney wrote:Soo.......I guess the question is, why didn't it update at the beginning of the NewPix? Just a random glitch? Or a lag or something related to how many people are trying to view it? Or is it possible that the length of a NewPix going to change?


It updated for me right on schedule...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:41 am UTC
by JordanTheProgrammer
Helper wrote:Kay, time to start sacrificing virgins.


What! Don't worry ladies, I'm here to save you!
Can't be sacrificed if your not virgins, line up orderly. :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:42 am UTC
by slinches
darthjimmy wrote:Ok cool, it's back to normal now. At least for me.


Yes, just a few minutes micronewpix delayed. Now I have been witness to the two major glitches. The first spawned a new religion, what will this one bring?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:42 am UTC
by Wildhound
slinches wrote:
darthjimmy wrote:Ok cool, it's back to normal now. At least for me.


Yes, just a few minutes micronewpix delayed. Now I have been witness to the two major glitches. The first spawned a new religion, what will this one bring?


THOUGH SHALT NOT SUBDIVIDE NEWPIX!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:42 am UTC
by HAL9000
darthjimmy wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:This thread is a goldmine for signatures.

That one keeps cropping up...

Everyone whose posts are on this specific page so far who has a signature has included at least one thing from this thread as a whole in their sig.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:43 am UTC
by Helper
JordanTheProgrammer wrote:
Helper wrote:Kay, time to start sacrificing virgins.


What! Don't worry ladies, I'm here to save you!
Can't be sacrificed if your not virgins, line up orderly. :D

I can vouch for this man (?), he's legit.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:43 am UTC
by darthjimmy
JCPenney wrote:Soo.......I guess the question is, why didn't it update at the beginning of the NewPix? Just a random glitch? Or a lag or something related to how many people are trying to view it? Or is it possible that the length of a NewPix going to change?

If we go solely on the amount of forum viewers, I don't think it was lag. I think there may have been another glitch that just took an extra 1/6 newpix to iron out.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:44 am UTC
by diego5wh
buffygirl wrote:
diego5wh wrote:I see this when I use the direct link

Image

Edit: I do think the Initiates of Time is the superior name, I would change the poll but there is no way to do such trickery in that simple site.



Make a new one! Bigger, better ...... Who's winning, anyway?


Ok new poll http://strawpoll.me/12599

this is madness. the kind I can't let go off...

Edit: on the previous poll Time waiters was winning.. http://strawpoll.me/12590/r also link to results of new poll http://strawpoll.me/12599/r

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:46 am UTC
by k.bookbinder
His building abilities are nothing without Megan. Cueball needs Megan. She did most of the building. Heck, she started the building in one of the earliest Time Frames. They have to do it together. Oh Megan, where have you gone?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:46 am UTC
by Ayriannah
diego5wh wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
diego5wh wrote:I see this when I use the direct link

Image

Edit: I do think the Initiates of Time is the superior name, I would change the poll but there is no way to do such trickery in that simple site.



Make a new one! Bigger, better ...... Who's winning, anyway?


Ok new poll http://strawpoll.me/12599

this is madness. the kind I can't let go off...

Now I feel fancy for having come up with it...

it was me, right? I think it was me...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:47 am UTC
by fixer
Khrushy wrote:
bouer wrote:Wolfram Alpha shows daily visitors history for XKCD; I don't see a spike recently.
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=xkcd


I have to assume there wouldn't be a traffic spike - why would there be?

In all likelihood, "Time" has become an in-joke that's almost exclusive to forum goers (We're the only ones being MMONS'd?), or possibly to strange people who obsessively check XKCD often enough to notice that the comic changes. I only found out it was changing when I came to check if I'd "missed the joke" on the forum and it was page 3 of this thread and people were just unravelling that the comic did in fact move.

If you're not a forum goer then you probably came to XKCD sometime Monday, saw a single frame, went "Huh?" and moved on, never to return.

Also, this thread has been gold. <3

/goes looking for some non-semenated caffeine.


Because anecdata is awesome: I never looked at the forums before unless there was a joke I didn't get (much of the math and all of the programming is over my head). But the single panel and "Wait for it" got my spider-sense tingling, so I peeked at the forums "real quick." Y'all know the rest of that story as you're living it, too.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:47 am UTC
by bouer
HAL9000 wrote:
darthjimmy wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:This thread is a goldmine for signatures.

That one keeps cropping up...

Everyone whose posts are on this specific page so far who has a signature has included at least one thing from this thread as a whole in their sig.


Actually the thread took from my sig, not the other way around. I wrote the original and final versions of the creed.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:48 am UTC
by KarMann
Wildhound wrote:
JCPenney wrote:Soo.......I guess the question is, why didn't it update at the beginning of the NewPix? Just a random glitch? Or a lag or something related to how many people are trying to view it? Or is it possible that the length of a NewPix going to change?
It updated for me right on schedule...

It could have only affected some of the servers. Remember, we're getting update info from one of eight servers, selected randomly by the browser. So it could have hit some of us, not others.
On the other hand, this explanation doesn't fit so well with my not getting a new image after refreshing. Unless I just failed to notice the tiny difference, which is possible.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:48 am UTC
by diego5wh
Ayriannah wrote:
Spoiler:
diego5wh wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
diego5wh wrote:I see this when I use the direct link

Image

Edit: I do think the Initiates of Time is the superior name, I would change the poll but there is no way to do such trickery in that simple site.



Make a new one! Bigger, better ...... Who's winning, anyway?


Ok new poll http://strawpoll.me/12599

this is madness. the kind I can't let go off...

Now I feel fancy for having come up with it...

it was me, right? I think it was me...


It was you! is hard to keep quoting people when the tread goes faster that I can type/read!.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:48 am UTC
by fixer
JordanTheProgrammer wrote:
Helper wrote:Kay, time to start sacrificing virgins.


What! Don't worry ladies, I'm here to save you!
Can't be sacrificed if your not virgins, line up orderly. :D


Sorry, dude, that ship has sailed. It's past Valinor and about to reach Mordor's east coast by now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:49 am UTC
by HAL9000
bouer wrote::evil:
HAL9000 wrote:
darthjimmy wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:This thread is a goldmine for signatures.

That one keeps cropping up...

Everyone whose posts are on this specific page so far who has a signature has included at least one thing from this thread as a whole in their sig.


Actually the thread took from my sig, not the other way around. I wrote the original and final versions of the creed.

How many pages ago was that?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:49 am UTC
by Khrushy
Wraithlord wrote:
Khrushy wrote:/goes looking for some non-semenated caffeine.


Implying that coffee isn't naturally semenated. :D

Well, it's definitely naturally semenated - just maybe not normally.

I hope. /looks suspiciously at barista.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:50 am UTC
by swey
HAL9000 wrote:Everyone whose posts are on this specific page so far who has a signature has included at least one thing from this thread as a whole in their sig.



I just wanted to fit in

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:50 am UTC
by HAL9000
fixer wrote:
JordanTheProgrammer wrote:
Helper wrote:Kay, time to start sacrificing virgins.


What! Don't worry ladies, I'm here to save you!
Can't be sacrificed if your not virgins, line up orderly. :D


Sorry, dude, that ship has sailed. It's past Valinor and about to reach Mordor's east coast by now.

Or, since we're talking about sacrificing virgins, it's already left Athens and is probably halfway to Crete by now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:52 am UTC
by HAL9000
swey wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Everyone whose posts are on this specific page so far who has a signature has included at least one thing from this thread as a whole in their sig.



I just wanted to fit in

We accept her! We accept her! One of us! One of us! Gooble-gobble, gooble-gobble!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:52 am UTC
by Helper
swey wrote:I just wanted to fit in

I love it; HAL's commentary on sig-taking had caused at least 2 people to quote him in their sig.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:52 am UTC
by buffygirl
swey wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Everyone whose posts are on this specific page so far who has a signature has included at least one thing from this thread as a whole in their sig.



I just wanted to fit in


Finally picked one. It's been my one of my favs all along!