1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:32 pm UTC

42 guests wrote:For someone accustomed to the 4,000-5,000 ft. range, the rise from ~8,000 to 11,000 ft. is enough to take your breath. The first night above 9,000 ft. gave everyone icepick behind the eyes headache, and two of my friends nausea.

The 2000 ft. was for similarity to the average depth of the Mediterranean. Not sure if we decided the elevation of the Cueganites' sea, but they should have experienced less of a change in altitde.

Air density doesn't change linearly with altitude, though; at least going by this site, the change from -2000 to 0 is bigger than the change from 0 to 2000. So I guess Cuegan, accustomed to being well below sea-level, would feel the change in altitude more than we would when ascending the same amount from sea level or from 5 000 hu".

"Heretical Units. It only occurred to me after I typed this that on a US keyboard layout, this could be an easy off-by-two-finger-positions typo.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:37 pm UTC

lgw wrote:
Swein wrote:[edit]´Papal decree: They will end up among the hillbilly people, which will lead to a long string of complications.


Also, love "hillbilly people". I hadn't been thinking of them that way, but now I will until we're shown different.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:39 pm UTC

Rosetta and Bob
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From http://xkcd.com/177/


Redundant+:
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RaptorMolpy Attack Scene
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From http://xkcd.com/587/


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby waveney » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:40 pm UTC

Does this count as an OTTercomic or what?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:45 pm UTC

Brilliant, waveney!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:46 pm UTC

Phil Plait wrote:He wanted to drop hints, subtle ones, into the story that clever people would be able to find.

We're clever people! (And clever molpies) :mrgreen:

@waveney, if it doesn't involve part of an othercomic then it is not an OTThercomic. It is, however, a marvellous OTTification :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:50 pm UTC

ZoomanSP wrote:[
According to Wikipedia, salt (precisely, sodium chloride) has a Eternal density of 2.165 g cm−3. Sand (precisely, quartz) has a density of 2.65 g cm−3. Assuming a similar particle size, a saltcastle should be slightly lighter than a sandcastle. Alas, Wikipedia does not provide information on the density of semencancercoffeebaconbabies.


So what are you waiting for? Open a new wikipedia page for semencancercoffeebaconbabies . Be sure to include density, solubility, toxicity, ignition temperature, current bid price on the Merc Exchange, and OTTification Quotient.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:54 pm UTC

mscha wrote:DepartONG...
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ETA: where's the rest of them? Behind the cloth?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:57 pm UTC

Blindposting from newpage 1150.

I have arrived back at the OTC/OTT terminal from a long dispatch to the Outside. I find myself 189 newpages in the past. I am a little afraid because I do not even know if Time is continuing or if it has ended... Never have I needed to blitz, from the beginning of the OTC, but now my journey is clear.

Onward I go, through the cobwebs of Time past (for you) and Time future (for me). I hope to make good progress and the velocity of the OTT is not unsurmountable.

Until Then.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:09 pm UTC

waveney wrote:Phil Plait (the bad astronomer)has posted about his involvement in Time.

He's a cool guy - I read his blog actively as I am an astonomy geek. As well as an OTTer.

Enjoy!


Dang. Ninja'd by waveney by 2 nopix. Here I was hoping I could be the one to report the ultimate follow-up to my post on NP1330 (last part, after the OTTcomic and colorization). I should have known there was at least one other OTTer who was also a Bad Astronomer. Thanks for posting it, waveney. It's best to get good news like that out as quickly as possible.

(One regret I have. Yesterdip, while thinking about the e-mail exchange, I realized it would be tree-ish and wowterful if mscha's gif from NP 1998 could be included in the article. I PM'ed mscha about it. He, basically, thought it would be a good idea. But, it looks like the article got written before I could pass the gif along. *sigh* I imagine, even if I had made that gif e-mail last nip, it probably would have been to late to make it into the article.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:18 pm UTC

Blitz progress: 1158/1339.

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alt-text changes!!!

"..." "RUN"

I am blitzing as fast as I can!

NoMouse wrote:RUN.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:26 pm UTC

ahecht wrote:
philip1201 wrote:It is a simple physical fact that every conceivable combination of occupations of quantum fields in 4D spacetime has a finite non-zero probability within the laws of physics, and that includes groups of bosons forming neural nets which encode the belief that library books are supposed to be empty.


That is one possible universe in the multiverse, but what about the universe where the people are exactly like us, but the books are empty.

{P1227} still.
What you are describing is fiction. We are talking about physics. People exactly like us will live in a universe exactly like ours. You have to change the initial conditions to have a different universe. Still a bit beyond our ability to describe.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:36 pm UTC

thirds wrote:Blindposting from newpage 1150.

I have arrived back at the OTC/OTT terminal from a long dispatch to the Outside. I find myself 189 newpages in the past. I am a little afraid because I do not even know if Time is continuing or if it has ended... Never have I needed to blitz, from the beginning of the OTC, but now my journey is clear.

Onward I go, through the cobwebs of Time past (for you) and Time future (for me). I hope to make good progress and the velocity of the OTT is not unsurmountable.

Until Then.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:37 pm UTC

Kit. wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:The poles should work well enough for directional maneuvering, since they should be riding the leading edge of the rising sea. Should we not be expecting some indication of directional change? Are the survivors in the hill in the same direction that Cuegan came from, or perpendicular to their route?

It might be a tricky to move with the poles after they pick up the survivors in the hill.

And I wonder if they meet the meowlpy again.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

Blitz progress 1170/1339.
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*looks at all the newpages to go...*




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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flado » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:04 pm UTC

on NP 861, lmjb1964 wrote:I have Gödel, Escher, Bach on my shelf, but haven't yet read it. It's on the rather long list. *sigh* I used to read a lot when I was young. I don't what happened.

The Internet happened. And, in my case re GEB, the OTT happened. I bought the book while blitzing and it'll be the first thing I read after I finally ketchup :roll:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:11 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:21 pm UTC

Neat, professor grumbles! I was thinking of OTTifying TREX from Ryan's dino comics. <3 that guy.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Swein » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:30 pm UTC

Exodies wrote:
ahecht wrote:
philip1201 wrote:It is a simple physical fact that every conceivable combination of occupations of quantum fields in 4D spacetime has a finite non-zero probability within the laws of physics, and that includes groups of bosons forming neural nets which encode the belief that library books are supposed to be empty.


That is one possible universe in the multiverse, but what about the universe where the people are exactly like us, but the books are empty.

{P1227} still.
What you are describing is fiction. We are talking about physics. People exactly like us will live in a universe exactly like ours. You have to change the initial conditions to have a different universe. Still a bit beyond our ability to describe.

But the thesis was (I think) a multiverse where new universes are spawned every time a random quantum outcome is getting a "value", so we wouldn't be limited to play with the initial conditions. One universe would be spawned for each possible outcome - a ridiculously large amount of universes spawned at every moment I say... :mrgreen:
Anyway I still think the reasoning may be flawed. Just because all possible physical paths are followed it doesn't necessarily imply that all imaginable outcomes are reached.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby CasCat » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:30 pm UTC

intheshax wrote:
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First, I'd lke to thank poxic, yappobiscuits, BlitzGirl, buffygirl, and lmjb1964 for the positive feedback about my story.

Next, here's that image I was trying to get past 5 posts for. A little gift for your Megsdip morning.

I am enjoyong all of the OTTifications, colorizations, OTThercomics and the real creative explosion that has been going on. I have no particular talent at manips, and no special flair for design, so I'm somewhat at a loss to add in those regards. However, there is one thing I know how to do. Sometimes I like to make custom Sudoku puzzles, using letters instead of numbers and laying them out as well as I can to spell stuff and hopefully make a decent puzzle as well. I did one monthly for a while that went into my company's internal magazine, and I've done a few for friends. Each one is a unique challenge to create, as I go for different words, names, or layouts.

Here is the one I have made for the OTT:

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This puzzle should not offer any great test to the experienced. (It's very hard to make a particularly challenging puzzle given the other design contraints.) It would probably rate 2 stars. A fair distraction.


I hope you enjoy. If no-one posts a solution, maybe I will put it up on Cuesdip.

-- intheshax


And I do so hope I'm doing this right:
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Blindposting while ketchupping: you have SO nerdsniped me with this....

(Somehow, I lost my other comments. Love the new colorizations, manips, and ottifications, everyone; sorry not to be specific)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:39 pm UTC

hunjoh wrote:
Exodies wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:The Great Hall is astonishingly empty. No chairs, no pews. No pictures. No machinesyes.
yesSee here: http://cdn.fotocommunity.com/photos/6226748.jpg

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That's a splendid photograph. Whoever took it, we'll done.

I kinda feel like a nerd because I immediately knew what building this is.

Spoiler:
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AEG-Turbinenfabrik

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:42 pm UTC

Eutychus wrote:Up the MekONG

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Just telling you all I'm still here (occasionally)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:44 pm UTC

Blitz progress 1196/1339 (hope the OTT hasn't stopped and I'm multiple-posting - sorry if so!)

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cryptoengineer wrote:How long can GLR keep this up?

The OTC is rapidly approaching 3000 newpix; in contrast, the regular xkcd strip is now at 1240, after 8 years. At this point, 'Time' comprises over 70% of Munro's lifetime output of panels.

I realize that there's a lot of recycling of backgrounds, and the drawing style is simple, but the OTT has required a > 50-fold increase in panel output.

That's a lot of work.


This was back on newpage 1188 or so, really interesting thought that deserves a re-post.

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As for me, I'm just going to ride the crazywave for as long as I can, perhaps until the end of Time...or even beyond that.
After all, the future's pretty cool! Race you there!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:54 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
Eliram wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Cueball is amusONG:

Spoiler:
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I don't know if it was intentional, but this is the first chuckle I've had at a newpix in a while.
Silly, but practical on a raft that can't really turn on demand. I'm not sure if he is pointing to the side nearest us or the side furthest away, though.
I should note that the slope on the far right is still static.

So, they need propelling + steering. Not much wind there according to the flags, so a sail might not be the right solution for a "RUN" situation.
Any ideas?

They might have planks that are currently used for the raft but could be used to make oars. Do they know how that works?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby macraw83 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:55 pm UTC

Blitz Progress: 868 of 1339
np 2160, ClimbONG up the rope

My SkimBlitzing is going slower than I anticipated. But, I'm making progress, but that might be just because the Present has slowed down... :/

Anyways, I have stumbled upon the greatest firstpost in the history of firstposts. CameronCat since has 30 posts, so it's not entirely "throwing it forward" like we do for so many others, but I had to share its awesomeness, if only so I can enjoy it again in 471 pages.

CameronCat wrote:Dear Sis,
I know I haven't written in a while and for that I apologize; just busy I guess. I hope you and the kids are well. I did want to tell you about the new church I've joined and invite you to visit us.

Spoiler:
See, for many years I would pass by the Cathedral three times a week and just stick my head in to see what might be going on. Lessons and revelations are presented regularly in the Cathedral of the One True Comic, but the teaching, discussion and philosophizing is conducted immediately adjacent in the Tabernacle. I would cast an eye in there occasionally as well.

But one day, back in March, there came a revelation of Time -- with the dictum "Wait for it" -- that started so much discussion that I just had to hang around for the rest of it. I took a seat in the very last pew of the Tabernacle and have attended almost all of the teachings and discussions. I was firmly (if invisibly) ensconced in the Tabernacle of Time or the One True Thread. (Y'otter totter in with us.)

Others were equally taken and a congregation grew quickly; the group is pretty neat! It's a varied lot, and judging from the name tags I see, quite international and very urbane as well. Although there are some senior members, it seems the average age is young-ish. (Heavens, I think I own some cars older than many regulars.) For many reasons, some of the regulars have fallen away so I thought perhaps I should get up, get a name tag and join the congregation. I’ve noticed some other Cats here too, so maybe I’ll move up to another pew.

You see, each hour another revelation is presented in the Cathedral. A parishioner picks up a copy of the new picture and posts it in the Tabernacle. At the sounding of the sacred ONG, as many as will then assemble in the ToT for speculation, discussion, and no little bit of tomfoolery. The series of pictures from the beginning comprise a story line of the two little characters on a journey. What we have seen so far is not so revealing that we can guess at the ending, and that is a large part of the happenings in the ToT. So, as admonished, we Wait for It.

The congregation is SO varied that no firm doctrine (other than the initial commandment) has evolved. Most of the lessons come from discussions and reference to other writings. Should you miss an ONG, it’s hoped that you’ll perform the revered Ketchup by reading what you missed. If you've missed a lot, you may want to read all of the teachings in order. That's known as a Blitz and a long one may get you a hat awarded for merit. You wear it on your name tag. Hats are usually awarded for exemplary service to the faith, but also occasionally simply on request. The original Hatter has gone out of business but others have risen to the need.

But what an easy going group; I mean they have sects and random texticles and everything! (Oooh, ahhh!) :shock: Many of the sects formed early when the early lectors were predicting how the story would unfold. Some think the tale will loop back to the opening frame; they are the Loopists. Others think it will go on forever (the Eternalists). Some say it will be a metaphor for something in Lord Randall’s life, and this I firmly believe. Therefore, I am a metaphorist.

Which is handy because our little friends in the story recently met a forest, which, symbolically as a refererence might have been a metaforest. Regardless, I cling to the words of a Lector in the Early Church (Angelastic) who said, “… I don't think Randall is making us wait and refresh just to say at the end 'HA! Something terrible happened! to me or my wife!' Sure, if enough time passes, people/universes will disappear, and maybe that will happen here, but time will pass first and it will be lovely, poignant, funny, surprising, tedious etc. rather than morbid.” Other lectors and readers have said much the same.

And Sis, you’d love the Music and Arts committee in the Church of the OTC. There’s people who write new hymns using old tunes to fit the recent teachings; most results are pretty remarkable and some are stunning! Others write adjunct stories or futurist novels, and one has even written a play with cues and everything. (I’m not sure even the best stage manager could call the show off his cue list but that’s an easy fix.)

What’s more, the Literary sub-committee writes poetry and encourages a particular form know as double-dactyls. Most of the submissions are pretty good although some fall to Earth of their own weight. These of course become terradactyls and are not heard from again, a pterrible fate for such strong efforts.

Join us at the church, Sis. When you get there, the password is “caffeinatedbaby…”, er, “raptorsemencancer…,” no, um it’s “molpy-beesnakeflutter…”. Oh, hell! – Just mention bacon and I’m sure they’ll let you in.

All my love,
Cam


Anyways, back to the SkimBlitz. I'll only have a chance to do this for the next few xips; on Frixip I finally move into my new digs, after floating around with friends for the last couple wips.

Oh, and I saw some headline that confirmed my suspicions, that Time has ended in your present. I am curious to see what the post-Timepocalyptic world looks like.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:01 pm UTC

TheMinim wrote:I've got to page 555. Just 7 pages to go until the NewPage of the Beast.

Note to self: Don't post around ONG-time, for fear you may see the ONG. Oh well.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:08 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:OO, Pope.
I decree that all who feel like it shall advise me on a good book series to start once I have finished Anne McCaffrey's Pern series.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:08 pm UTC

The only reason the blitzers aren't double posting is because there are so many of them. That's a good thing I suppose. Also on a positive note, the weekend was not as lully as I thought it would be. Yay for OTTercomics and OTTercolors and OTTodies. Hmm, it seems appropriate in the grand tradition of the OTT to begin predicting the end of non-Time. Sometime in the next two weeks a member of the community will bid farewell and stricken by an even deeper state of madness BlitzGirl will preemptively lock everyone in the OTTs basement. Unfortunately the OTTs basement does not have wi-fi, thus ends the OTT.

I just got some serious deja vu. Is someone about to correct my use of the term non-time, and has someone else already given a better description of the OTT ending. Sometimes my deja vu gets ahead of itself and I get a strange feeling that something is about to have happened before... that's fun!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:12 pm UTC

I used to dislike it when Exodies quadruple posts,drama but now I'm almost not posting on purpose since he's oh so close to the dreaded Voldeframe. It's almost too much to bear but definitely eerie watching him creep ever closer in this silence.

dramawe've had this discussion and he refuses to multi-quote and hates me for ever suggesting it, hence his nasty comment about wanting to re-vote when he learned it was I who was M3
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:23 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:I used to dislike it when Exodies quadruple posts,drama but now I'm almost not posting on purpose since he's oh so close to the dreaded Voldeframe. It's almost too much to bear but definitely eerie watching him creep ever closer in this silence.

dramawe've had this discussion and he refuses to multi-quote and hates me for ever suggesting it, hence his nasty comment about wanting to re-vote when he learned it was I who was M3


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:32 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:I think that Randal made it "..." mainly to check if we would see it. Once we did he came up with "RUN.". The fact that "..." is also a way of indicating that there is a loss of speech (due to the momentous impact of Hairdo's words) not withstanding.

{P1233}
I understood the ... to be the equivalent of an intake of breath, as you say, speechlessness.

Oh dear. There was a post made after I started posting, and I read it, instead of immediately hitting submit:


Re: 1190: "Time"
by Valarya » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:12 pm UTC

I used to dislike it when Exodies quadruple posts,<drama> but now I'm almost not posting on purpose since he's oh so close to the dreaded Voldeframe. It's almost too much to bear but definitely eerie watching him creep ever closer in this silence.

<drama>we've had this discussion and he refuses to multi-quote and hates me for ever suggesting it, hence his nasty comment about wanting to re-vote when he learned it was I who was M3

I'll do my best to ignore the spoiler, but I have been eagerly anticipating kvetching up to the consequences of my remark on voting.
Here's how I expected it to run:
My vote wasn't included in the summary (no complaints about that, I prolly cast it way too far into the future)
So, my comment should have triggered two thoughts:
Did he vote for someone else thinking it was Val and now wanted to vote Val?
Did he vote for Val thinking it was someone else and now wanted to vote for someone else?
Either way, bit of an asshole for saying so.
Followed by a search for my vote (which I thought otherwise would be overlooked).

Apologies for any hurt feelings (wondered why my ears were red...) but I love a good
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:39 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:47 pm UTC

mindonner wrote:Another boatONG

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Well, that saves them the trouble of having to stop and look for Them. Unless this Them is the Hill People?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:47 pm UTC

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Superb.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:51 pm UTC

Molpy up! Ketchup like unto a river...
Wow, as usual even more wowterful OTTercomics! Especially Whizbang' numerous slices of awesomeness!
HES wrote:With apologies to yappo
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waveney wrote:Phil Plait (the bad astronomer)has posted about his involvement in Time.

He's a cool guy - I read his blog actively as I am an astonomy geek. As well as an OTTer.

Enjoy!

Yay, treeish!
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Spoiler:
alt-text changes!!!

"..." "RUN"

I am blitzing as fast as I can!

NoMouse wrote:RUN.
:shock: :shock: :shock:
(new alt-text!)

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Diply Ketchup

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:58 pm UTC

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intheshax wrote:Hey, y'all. Just a quick post to say I'm glad some of you liked the sudoku and sorry, I think, to a couple who couldn't resist it, but maybe wanted to? <snip>

Thank you and you're welcome everyone. For anyone who worked it, I'm curious how you all found the solving experience. I have not had much feedback on my custom puzzles. I have been feeling they are too easy for real puzzlers, and have been OK with that, given my past audiences. This is a different crowd, though. One who can offer an informed opinion.

I'm a very casual sudoku-er. I found it moderately challenging, but not too complicated, which seemed just about right for the OTT. If I had gotten stuck, I would have left it for some other OTTer to solve, and if it were too simple, I might not have bothered to upload a solution. So, steakish!

DrSamCarter wrote:(I have tried to find the instructions to do proper redundant things, but cannot locate them.)

Hmm, there's a redundant spoilers page on the wiki but it doesn't really have a how-to section, I might have to add one. 1. Upload your attachments (in my case I usually have two, the ottification and the redundakitty). 2. Your attachments will appear in "Posted Attachments" under the body of your post. Click "place inline" on both of them. They will look like <attachment=3>Image.png</attachment> but with square brackets. 3. Put these two attachment modules in a spoiler tag - these are faulty and cannot be quoted. 4. Preview your post. Open your spoiler and right-click on your attached image. If your image is already full-sized, click "Copy Image URL." If your image is not full-sized yet, click "Open link in new tab" and copy the image url from there. 5. Paste your image URLs in the body of your post and put <img> tags around them. I usually put the redundakitty image into the spoiler at this point, where it can stay as a quotable duplicate. Your post will look something like:

Code: Select all

Here is the text of my post, check out this image I made:
[img]http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=11111[/img] <--Ottification

[spoiler]
[img]http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=22222[/img] <--Redundakitty
[attachment=0]Ottification.png[/attachment] <--Faulty Ottification Attachment
[attachment=1]Redundakitty.png[/attachment] <--Faulty Redundakitty Attachment
[/spoiler]

I hope that's helpful!

pelrigg wrote:
waveney wrote:Phil Plait (the bad astronomer)has posted about his involvement in Time.

He's a cool guy - I read his blog actively as I am an astonomy geek. As well as an OTTer.

Enjoy!

Dang. Ninja'd by waveney by 2 nopix. Here I was hoping I could be the one to report the ultimate follow-up to my post on NP1330 (last part, after the OTTcomic and colorization). I should have known there was at least one other OTTer who was also a Bad Astronomer. Thanks for posting it, waveney. It's best to get good news like that out as quickly as possible.

Yay! Thanks for emailing him, pelrigg. :D

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thirds wrote:I have arrived back at the OTC/OTT terminal from a long dispatch to the Outside. I find myself 189 newpages in the past. I am a little afraid because I do not even know if Time is continuing or if it has ended... Never have I needed to blitz, from the beginning of the OTC, but now my journey is clear.

Oh dear. Prepare the hugs and ice cream. :(

*readies hug*

jovialbard wrote:Hmm, it seems appropriate in the grand tradition of the OTT to begin predicting the end of non-Time. Sometime in the next two weeks a member of the community will bid farewell and stricken by an even deeper state of madness BlitzGirl will preemptively lock everyone in the OTTs basement. Unfortunately the OTTs basement does not have wi-fi, thus ends the OTT.

*preemptively locks jovialbard in the basement for this prediction*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:02 pm UTC

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Nopixly OSH

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:05 pm UTC

Welcome to the OTTer Scavenger Hunt in Time, hereby abbreviated as OSH... ...let's just stick with OSH.

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What newpix are they from?


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:11 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Molpy up!

The digital displays on my watch have died (it has two batteries, just to overcomplicate things) and I've had to remember how to read those pointy things that turn, and I've forgotten where I was going with this. DISTRACTHERCOMIC

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Re: Nopixly OSH

Postby taixzo » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:13 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Welcome to the OTTer Scavenger Hunt in Time, hereby abbreviated as OSH... ...let's just stick with OSH.

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This is Cuegan.
What newpix are they from?


Redundant:
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Keywords: BGOSH
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