1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:35 pm UTC

Hello, RogerB! Welcome to the Time thread! Image Thanks for sharing more painted statues!

Related to the latest Othercomic... Halifax, Nova Scotia had lobsters:
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Either bring more photos of painted statues,
or manip one of them into a newpix of Time!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:36 pm UTC

ergman wrote:Redundant:
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redundakitty contained within comic, continually spouting the same drivel
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:39 pm UTC

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PS. How does Ashmont sounds for a dragon name? What about Amber31422?


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:44 pm UTC

Per papal decree:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:51 pm UTC

Because I made the decree mostly so I could follow it myself... :wink:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:53 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:07 pm UTC

Excellent example of RELATED-ness! :D

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Postby Eternal Density » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:39 pm UTC

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Until ED fixes the bug I reported earlier, if you buy the boost 'Balancing Act', do the following fix at the consol (Control Shift K firefox or F12 Chrome), copy and input the whole of this:
--snip--

Oh thanks, waveney! The ONG hang was especially hideous :evil:
ditto, I'm glad we have waveney to fill in the gaps while I'm otherwise occupied. Unfortunately it's coma time here.
Also I think navigation code is preventing time travellers when it's not activated as well as when it is.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

It's okay, ED. Mustard happens.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:56 pm UTC

My NPBs build 6144 castles each, but destroy one per mNP. The way I see it, that's a net positive of 5144 per ONG. I'm going to assume that it gets worse each NP, so I'll have to dump them in four ONGs.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby waveney » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:09 pm UTC

Red Hal wrote:My NPBs build 6144 castles each, but destroy one per mNP. The way I see it, that's a net positive of 5144 per ONG. I'm going to assume that it gets worse each NP, so I'll have to dump them in four ONGs.


Don't sell, invest in things that get you sand (other than bags) and other castle supplies so you survive the onslaught (get yourself self sufficient and then buy more npbs and keep going, don't loose the judgement dips - you will soon get some nice juicy boosts
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:23 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:50 pm UTC

Awesomeful, mscha! :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:56 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Awesomeful, mscha! :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:01 pm UTC

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The macarena?

So who's making the animated .gif?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:04 pm UTC

waveney wrote:
Red Hal wrote:My NPBs build 6144 castles each, but destroy one per mNP. The way I see it, that's a net positive of 5144 per ONG. I'm going to assume that it gets worse each NP, so I'll have to dump them in four ONGs.


Don't sell, invest in things that get you sand (other than bags) and other castle supplies so you survive the onslaught (get yourself self sufficient and then buy more npbs and keep going, don't loose the judgement dips - you will soon get some nice juicy boosts
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Wait for it... 'Irregular Rivers' is worth the wait and the loses
Thank you! Good advice!

I'm now sitting at
Buckets: 100
Cuegans: 90
Flags:60
Ladders: 55
Bags: 37

Sand/mNP: 3.8M

NPBs: 30 (6144/ong)
Trebuchets: 20 (40 for 1)
Scaffolds: 16 (88)
Waves: 17 (520)
Rivers: 16 (16784 for 297)

With 3.5 MCastles in the bank.

Time to hold tight!


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:22 pm UTC

Good morning all! Sorry if I've been a little absent the past few days. Various outsides have been seaishly distracting. (Does obelisk count as the outside? I guess it does.)

Anyway, apologies to anyone that tried to visit my site on Saturday... it was down all day and I was unable to attend to it until Sunday morning.

Also, I would like to let you know that I had noticed that the gamma setting on apple devices causes my latest slides to be too dark. I've therefore added a gamma correction for apple devices which should enhance your viewing pleasure as Obelisk concludes this week.

I'm frantically trying to finish up the last couple of slides in the moments between kids, work and sleep.

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Last he said, he was working on updating the entire site:
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Yep I did say that didn't I. My plan was to simplify the whole site, including the parsing code, which has become rather seaish and horrible to maintain. I am sorry to say that I won't be updating the data until I do that. I do intend to still do it at some point, but I see no immediate window for me to get it done. I'll let you know when I get back to it.

Anyway that's all for now... don't forget to check out today's slide at 4pm UTC (12 E/11 C/9 P or 5pm GMT). Thats in about 40 minutes.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:36 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:36 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
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I'd imagine that to be some kind of dirty southern blues rock. Treeish! Or cactusish...

As someone who gets an incredibly clear mental image when you say things like 'dirty southern blues rock,' I'd say Sleazy Cactus is much more Sludge Metal. :P

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:37 pm UTC

Randdamnit, Double or Nothing!

Trying to keep track of my sandcastle at home, and at work, is proving a bit of a challenge. I keep forgetting which tools and boosts I have where. Since we have OT available at work I am trying to reach Ninja Omnipresence, now that I have Active Ninja.

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Re: 1190: "Time" to stop dragging the topic toward OTG.

Postby Red Hal » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

I appear to be using this thread as a OTG blog. My apologies. Please feel free to ignore these ramblings which, henceforth, will be spoilered where they are off-topic to the main conversation.

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If my calculations are correct (1 castle destroyed per Judgement Dip level per newpixbot per milliNewPix) then I can survive (just about) a Judgement Dip Level of 15 (1 * 15 * 30 * 1000 = 450000, castle production net excluding JD =458620). If it gets worse than that then I suppose I'll have to up the rivers, or hopefully some other boosts will kick in.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Vytron » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:56 pm UTC

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Still have been enjoying everythingful :) - I see there's a present present hidden in a letter soup, and have managed to find myself on it :wink: - Can't wait to wait for it!

As for my title of BlitzGirl the Perpetual... I hope not, I mean, I have to catch up with the present some day, shouldn't I?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:56 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby MistyCat » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:58 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:07 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flado » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:52 pm UTC

back on NP988 edfel, perhaps innocently, wrote:And for those who're:shock: not getting bored, that's not a punishment, so everything's fine :)

:shock: I am shocked. Shocked! :!: !
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:33 pm UTC

Oh Nose!

My game at work freezes at the ONG!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:59 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:Oh Nose!

My game at work freezes at the ONG!
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Have you tried waveney's fix from the previous NP? Sounds like it's the same issue. I'd quote it here, but typing from my phone, it's not as easy as it SHOULD be...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:32 pm UTC

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AluisioASG wrote:PS. How does Ashmont sounds for a dragon name? What about Amber31422?

Ummmm... naming a dragon for a Red Line stop?

Well, it's actually the project name, and given the temporary name of the three parts of the story (Wonderland, Airport, (30 seconds pause for power changeover), Bowdoin), it sounds fitting.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:43 pm UTC

Febrion wrote:
Whizbang wrote:Oh Nose!

My game at work freezes at the ONG!
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Have you tried waveney's fix from the previous NP? Sounds like it's the same issue. I'd quote it here, but typing from my phone, it's not as easy as it SHOULD be...



Found the post. But every time I go to Developer Tools in IE8 while the Sandcastle Builder game is loaded, IE crashes. I'll just wait (for it) until ED fixes things up.
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Postby Marsh'n » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:44 pm UTC

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I apologize
for my lengthy absence, but
I have been thinking.*

OK, I give up.
Not the thread or the blitzing!
But Fibonacci.

My quest has now reached
The season of the haiku...
OTC fading.

My apologies
If Whizbang is reading this
For your bleeding eyes.%-)

'Nuff... If you had been wondering where I had disappeared to, you might have missed the sequence of my percent complete indicators. I was trying to create the new genre of the Fiboblitz, wherein I posted only according to the Fibonacci sequence. I had a feeling other people (especially in this thread) might appreciate the idea, but I realized over the last few days that I don't. It means I'm out of touch with all of you, and that was never what I wanted.

Also, the longer I go without posting, the more wallpostish my replies become, also less than ideal. Still, a few reminders of where I've just been, and where we all once were, seem necessary.

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One year after the End of Time in Boston, ad the nearest pub to the location of the bombing.

So, now that this is a defined time, shall we make it happen?

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@htom: "The Thrice Tined Spork" - this should be the name of an Inn. Probably a safer place than the rest stop.

@mscha: "some observations about the internal time fields" - wow, I got really distracted by trying to figure out what a time field looked like.

@CatHectic: I was pretty sure your name (sans CamelCase) had another meaning, so I finally went and looked it up. Cool.

@PurplePants: I tried the cryptogram solver one one of your ciphers and I think it doesn't like you. Unless you meant "Plucky dost, hap I bogpad em. Yea Boomed when st! Trip: Oiojm'x"

And a few (more) of my favorite Angelastic auto-haikus (yes, I read them all):
Proving that Time will
pass you by when you aren't
paying attention.

I'm not predicting
anything, merely keeping
all options open.

The whole religion
thing is a massive case of
misplaced attention.

That's me not doing
anything productive for
the rest of the day

Won't it be grand if
we are not disappointed
by the denouement?

I would have thanked you
sooner but I was checking
my eyelids for holes.

In other words, just
another span of newpix
on the thread of Time.


With thanks to Valiant Cookie, I believe I am now, at least temporarily, Archbishop of the Past.

So (with thanks to Angelastic):
The sand is golden
And Time drifts past
No time like the Present
IT's what is, and what isn't.
[...]
I'll come just as soon
As I'm able.

And so, there is No Rest for the Weary

* That's an auto-haiku too, which truly influenced my thinking about breaking the fibbing silence.
%-) Incidentally, speaking of bleeding sensory organs, do NOT try using VoiceOver on the OTT. I imagined that it would help me get further ahead for those times when I have my ears free but not my eyes. My ears no likey. Ouch.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:51 pm UTC

Hello there, Marsh'n!
It's nice to have you check in
we still love haikus.

:D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:55 pm UTC

I've added a whole lot of double dactyls to the Database - the data is not yet cleaned up properly, but it is time for coma now.

Next stop will be work on the API to enable Chromatic Heresy Frames in Sandcastle Builder.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:18 pm UTC

Welcome back Marsh'n! I am so sorry, I don't have a welcoming haiku for you, sad.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:24 pm UTC

I think I've finally found out what was upsetting me so much about the story:
Spoiler:
I was using a main event field instead of a summary field.
Ah, the joy of describing a chapter in 5 lines…
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:27 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:Welcome back Marsh'n!
I don't have a welcoming
haiku for you, sad.


FTFY

I love poetry. It's great! Just add line breaks!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:33 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:Welcome back Marsh'n!
I don't have a welcoming
haiku for you, sad.


FTFY

I love poetry. It's great! Just add line breaks!


;) :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:00 pm UTC

The little one's been sick, so I haven't really been here... read a bunch of stuff a few days ago - couldn't reply at the time... can't remember most of what I wanted to reply to. I'm pretty sure I wanted to react to some stuff that mikrit and mrob said that cracked me up... sorry I'm not being more specific guys....

SBN wrote:I suspect there are some here who will enjoy this, probably even some who will understand it.
http://io9.com/so-this-physics-grad-student-made-a-mindblowing-bohemia-1333515132
It's not an OTTification, maybe a Physification?


I did check this out when you posted it SBN, and it's super treeish, though I don't understand any of that stuff. He's also got one on the Higgs which is also great. Thanks for posting this!

Earthling on Mars, I loved your version of Heinlein!

The evolving OTTherComic was quite fun and of course, so was the echidna - that's the last thing I really remember. I'm pretty sure I had a question for Aluisio and something to say about Sandcastle Builder and Kieryn's newframes, but maybe I should ketchup these last 5 pages before I go into those; they're prolly discussed already.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:01 pm UTC

This is my favourite decree in a while :mrgreen: shame I can't contribute right now
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:05 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:Welcome back Marsh'n!
I don't have a welcoming
haiku for you, sad.


FTFY

I love poetry.
It's great! Just add some line breaks!

Fixed that for you too.
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