1190: "Time"

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Time Revisited - np1156

Postby mscha » Wed May 07, 2014 7:10 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed May 07, 2014 7:17 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed May 07, 2014 7:19 am UTC

I call Blitzus Annoyus on the oldpixpope, because only about 3 UNGs out of the next 20 or so are particularly interesting (the ones with dialogue).

Oh ch*rp, I've been ninja'd. Does Blitzus Annoyus still work?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby karhell » Wed May 07, 2014 7:21 am UTC

Given that Neil simply bowed without saying anything, I think Blitzus Annoyus is still applicable.
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Molpy down.

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed May 07, 2014 7:26 am UTC

Whew. :) I suppose the oldpix could still be made interesting with "OTTification or colorization" if OTTers have the Time for them. When it comes to the raw frames though, given that the OTT rate has settled to an average of less than 3 posts per hour, it's probably better not to UNG every UNG this newpage.
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I, FOR ONE, WELCOME OUR NEW UNG OVERLORDS

Postby mrob27 » Wed May 07, 2014 9:47 am UTC

There has been a bug for a while today, a JavaScript error that would have prevented Q04B from loading, but I believe it is now fixed. Apologies if you were annoyed that it wouldn't load . . . but if you're glad it wouldn't load :twisted: then maybe I'll add an option that causes random intermittent JavaScript errors. :P

azule wrote: Neat. One qualm: Is it really safe NP1+? What about no molpies? np 2003 is on the line, as it could be construed as speculation or a spoiler that it goes for at least that long.

Right you are, @azule! Thank you. The "molpy" is a real spoiler problem, and "basementee" is far worse. So yes it should be NP1263. As for the newpix 2003, I kinda :roll: don't care, but of course NP1263 is well after that. Anyway, edited and fixed.

Thanks. I don't recall this "finitist"...is that because you haven't shared it with us before? I'm looking forward to it. :)

Oh... uhhh, here it is:
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Stump the Finitst

But I don't make it clear enough what a "finitist" is, so the comic doesn't work. This, plus the rather poor quality of the scan, and realizing that actually it almost certainly was not in any xkcd, are the reasons why I want to re-do it.

I really do wonder if there ever was a hash for it. Did the first frame redirect? Maybe, like the religion you mention, it was always meant to be officially lost (only to be saved by the fans).

Oh, what a simple and obvious answer! Yes, that's not half bad :D

SBN wrote: I apparently can't order my new organized sand online, because, "Our website works best with Internet Explorer" ...

Weird. I haven't run into a site like that in a while, except for tax related ones (which I get working just fine once I spoof IE for them.) I agree with your analogy.

Perhaps you will also see this on hospital patient-information sites. The institutions that have "one-browser-only" websites are usually so paranoid about security that they hire somebody to stay on top of all security issues that might come up. Since they're being paid by the hour, there is pressure to reduce the sources of problems as much as possible.
    Browser vulnerabilities are one of the types of issues that these paid people have to spend valuable time trying to fix, and one easy way to save money is to make sure they only have one browser to worry about. They may already have a one-browser-only rule within the institution, so imposing that on the customer doesn't seem as much of a big deal.

I think what you're indicating is to keep people from being addicted by giving them better tools to handle what they're viewing.

Based on the articles I have read, the only significant addictive element in "2048", and thus in Q04B, is the Partial Reinforcement Effect (PRE). The game does not have either of the other big addictive elements, which are social involvement (and obligation and guilt, as in Farmville) and escapism (like the immersive 3-D experience of World of Warcraft)
    Furthermore, the PRE in video games like World of Warcraft are a problem mainly because of the unpredictability of the rewards. Just DuckDuckGoogleBing "partial reinforcement gambling addiction" or "partial reinforcement reward schedule", or "video game addiction" if you want to be less specific.
    Ironically, in "2048" and Q04B, the rewards are in fact very predictable. I believe that it is just in a lack of obviousness, that in Q04B they seem unpredictable: In "2048" it's easy to see that you have a 512 and a 256 and a 128 and a 64 and you're about to get another 64 triggering a cascade. In Q04B the problem was that the tiles are graphical and it was hard to see the sequence.
    Early in the discussion of this game, I said that not knowing the order of the tiles was "meant to be part of the fun of playing.". Here we see that I was wrong :( because not knowing the order of the tiles also contributes to this undesirable PRE effect.
    A while after I began to worry that everyone was literally hating me because of the game, I was also considering a request to provide a list of the tiles you've found so far (to preserve the mystery of any yet to be found, but still help in actually playing the game) and I devised a solution.
    Now there is the row of "badges" across the bottom, and those consecutive tiles (the 64, 128, 256, and 512) will all be lit up in a row making it easy to see you have a cascade coming.

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That looks an awful lot like Chip's Challenge :)

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Oh cool! I haven't gotten to that episode yet, though :wink:

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Surprisingly few civilisations invent the raftcastle before the wheel, but the Cueganites were one of them. They are also renowned for having developed IKEA without learning to swim.

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What, huh? . . . Oh cool! Uhh, I mean Yeah I totally thought of that! :P (No, it was in the code from Gabriele Cirulli)

Also, pre-congrats to mrob300.

Oh yeah, thanks! And this time I don't have to do anything silly with words like p*nis or b**bies.

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NOOOO THEY BE GOATING MY MOLPIES

Postby Eternal Density » Wed May 07, 2014 11:30 am UTC

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Nope, I just tried to.

Me too!
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That's a good thing actually, because I was able to ketchup those 100 pages, so these shouldn't be problem either.

But while I'm in the present present, I'll just leave a little something here. I did this quite a while ago and there can never be enough redundant kittens.. sooo, here is an inifinite supply of redundant kittens

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Here's a couple with dialogue

Postby ggh » Wed May 07, 2014 11:57 am UTC

BUNG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby karhell » Wed May 07, 2014 12:12 pm UTC

Steakish OTCManip, ggh !

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And another line that got us to wonderung....

Postby ggh » Wed May 07, 2014 12:56 pm UTC

Thanks karhell!

It's been a busy week and I've been lurking mostly. Enjoying, but not commenting. Sorry about that. And I had a bit of a runaway abscess -> tooth extraction that took a little wind out of my sails.

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Re: And another line that got us to wonderung....

Postby SBN » Wed May 07, 2014 1:07 pm UTC

ggh wrote:(I confess, I kinda enjoy oldpixbot's decree. Sorry I wasn't around for the beginning of it.)

And, you are extra good at it. Hope your sails are wind-filled again now.
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Time Revisited - np1162

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AUTOMOME wrote:BLESS YOU, GRAY BUN. BLAY BUN.

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Re: And another line that got us to wonderung....

Postby ggh » Wed May 07, 2014 1:11 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
ggh wrote:(I confess, I kinda enjoy oldpixbot's decree. Sorry I wasn't around for the beginning of it.)

And, you are extra good at it. Hope your sails are wind-filled again now.

Yes! Feeling better, and I did one the sets of taxes that needs doing, so I felt like today was a win. How'd the cleaning/prep go?
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Postby ergman » Wed May 07, 2014 2:01 pm UTC

Quite possibly the aftermath of bUNG

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It would be cool to see if we could keep up with the decree


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I don't know if the pope would approve or not...

Postby ggh » Wed May 07, 2014 3:00 pm UTC

I like how you think (and how you colour) ergman!

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Must molpy down for a bit....

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed May 07, 2014 3:07 pm UTC

azule wrote:Intriguing SilentOng device. I want to say that maybe it is a sail.
Clever molpy, you!

Neil_Boekend wrote:Well, after the first post on newpage 836 it just couldn't go any other way.
So, like most dead people, you're dead and don't really know why.

"mrob27"]Based on the articles I have read, the only significant addictive element in "2048", and thus in Q04B, is the Partial Reinforcement Effect (PRE). The game does not have either of the other big addictive elements, which are social involvement (and obligation and guilt, as in Farmville) and escapism (like the immersive 3-D experience of World of Warcraft)
Oh, I dunno. On the OTT, it certainly has the social aspect.

I find Q04b to be much more interesting than the number-based version (which bores me) because of the graphic tiles. They "mean something", and are easier to register, probably for the same reason mixed case is easier to read.

mrob27 wrote:...making it easy to see you have a cascade coming.
Or a ch*rp! I find things go well so long as rows and columns are not complete (thus locked up), but once a few rows are locked, it's harder and harder to move. However, I am surprised that it doesn't ch*rp as fast as I expect; there always seems to be something you can collapse, until there isn't.

mrob27 wrote:That looks an awful lot like Chip's Challenge :)
Oh No! Another hotdog to ottify!

Nice colorations ggh! Hope your sails are filled again. What is that thing n the first one (that sort of looks like a bong)?

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Proof positive!

neat.
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ergman wrote:Ucim, how could I do a sequel? Unless there's ever a journal six, I think I'm out of things to OTTify in that story. But I do like this new methodology of OTTification I have now. I'll do more of those for sure.
Pretend there is a journal six, and it has things to ottify (everything does!). Then ottify them. Maybe the real journal six will come, and it will be a reverse ottification.

These things happen, you know. :)

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Re: And another line that got us to wonderung....

Postby SBN » Wed May 07, 2014 3:16 pm UTC

ggh wrote:
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ggh wrote:(I confess, I kinda enjoy oldpixbot's decree. Sorry I wasn't around for the beginning of it.)

And, you are extra good at it. Hope your sails are wind-filled again now.

Yes! Feeling better, and I did one the sets of taxes that needs doing, so I felt like today was a win. How'd the cleaning/prep go?

It's a long term project. I should have a couple weeks where C is higher than average, so maybe I can get a good start on it. The rolling raft-castle issue might turn out to be an easy fix though, so that's one good thing. (Counterbalanced by Largest Wolpy's insistence on chewing holes in his skin, even when wearing the cone of shame.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby monkeygentleman » Wed May 07, 2014 3:56 pm UTC

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It's going to take forever, but I'm enjoying the Blitz again. Things have really gotten interesting with the appearance of the castle and the anticipation of meeting the leader of the beanies!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed May 07, 2014 4:52 pm UTC

At least it's not "go go cave"... a nuclear powered gadget could lead to a lot of mustard!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed May 07, 2014 5:17 pm UTC

Go Cave is much more exciting than its neighbor, Stop Cave. It's also only a short trip from camp Help I've Been Sucked In By Your Misconstruction.

Awesomeful OTColoreds, ggh and ergman! :D

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Time Revisited - np1167

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Re: Time Revisited - np1153

Postby mikrit » Wed May 07, 2014 6:48 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed May 07, 2014 7:16 pm UTC

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Postby mrob27 » Wed May 07, 2014 7:29 pm UTC

ergman wrote: Ucim, how could I do a sequel? Unless there's ever a journal six, I think I'm out of things to OTTify in that story.


Well, This video used 515 as a sequel. I think you could use any of the BHG comics that have a female companion, assuming they're all the same woman, which would include 440, 481 and 506. There are also prequels like 325.

Thanks @ucim for the perspective on Q04B... I guess there is some social involvement, as we all endeavor to appreciate the contributions of each other here. But social addictiveness and social devotion have to be somewhat distinct, no?

ucim wrote: ... I am surprised that it doesn't ch*rp as fast as I expect; there always seems to be something you can collapse, until there isn't.

After @Eternal Density's links on NP1817 to the various 2048 variants, I played a 2048 on a 6×6 grid for a few weeks, and got to about 650,000 points. I kept thinking it was over, but then I was able to get out of a jam and keep going, until the ch*rped grid was a distant memory. I really like the idea that it goes on and on... large grids are going to be like that (see my post at OTT:1819:26). It was then just a matter of choosing a goal that would be a little bit beyond the average player's ability, and other design ideas like the images and 5×7 layout which I described at OTT:1822:20. Somewhere between then and NP 1900 I forgot the bit where I said, maybe the game should make you Wait a bit to encourage learning the patterns and strategy, and discourage addictiveness :roll: Blame it on the Sadness, I guess. :(
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Re: NOOOO THEY BE GOATING MY MOLPIES

Postby KayZ » Wed May 07, 2014 7:37 pm UTC

*bows*



I'll see this as a feature request and.. do it at some point! But maybe automomes instead of demonic thougths :twisted:.

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Re: And another line that got us to wonderung....

Postby ggh » Wed May 07, 2014 8:27 pm UTC

SBN wrote:It's a long term project. I should have a couple weeks where C is higher than average, so maybe I can get a good start on it. The rolling raft-castle issue might turn out to be an easy fix though, so that's one good thing. (Counterbalanced by Largest Wolpy's insistence on chewing holes in his skin, even when wearing the cone of shame.)

Well, good luck! I'd like to say something helpful, but all I can think of is, "don't do it like I do it!"
That must be one big cone of shame....

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Postby mscha » Wed May 07, 2014 8:30 pm UTC

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Re: And another line that got us to wonderung....

Postby SBN » Wed May 07, 2014 9:02 pm UTC

ggh wrote:
SBN wrote:It's a long term project. I should have a couple weeks where C is higher than average, so maybe I can get a good start on it. The rolling raft-castle issue might turn out to be an easy fix though, so that's one good thing. (Counterbalanced by Largest Wolpy's insistence on chewing holes in his skin, even when wearing the cone of shame.)

Well, good luck! I'd like to say something helpful, but all I can think of is, "don't do it like I do it!"
That must be one big cone of shame....

I still have a large A, and a couple weeks with a larger than usual C. (Unfortunately, in my world, C often goes negative.) For the other factors, some are in my favor, and some not. Trying to avoid using my typical method of, "If you're here to see us, here we are. If you're here to see my mess, here it is too."
Indeed. I think he's picking up HBO.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Wed May 07, 2014 9:04 pm UTC

I am in the midst of the slowest ketchup. Some of you may remember those Heinz ketchup commercials with the slogan "It's Slow Good," with Carly Simon in the background singing, "Anticipay-ay-tion." It's kinda like that.

So, this is ketchup through NP1931. Sorry for blindposting.

Mr Moriaty wrote:Why are the Flutter Bees spelling DOS?

Is it a Spelling Bee?

haha. I thought maybe it was going to spell out GLADOS.

BlueCrab wrote:<snip>
taixzo, maybe? wrote:No, Exactlywatt!
:D Ain't Uncle Shelby great?
<snip>
For newpage 1925's decree: don't really have any May Day plans, but I can't stop humming the The Lusty Month of May from Camelot. Little Bear keeps scolding at me to stop...
That's odd, the Google search for that video says it's Julie Andrews, but the actress is Vanessa Redgrave and the voice is Marni Nixon
<snip snip>
Meeting up with either or both of you would be great! :D Somehow your being in California didn't connect in my head with my being in San Francisco - I met with vvn last summer because he was out here :)
No worries about Fisherman's Wharf, I'll wear my gorilla mask ;)

I always loved Shel Silverstein, but I have to say that I can't read The Giving Tree anymore. Yes! Let's teach females that they should sit around while a guy keeps coming back and taking more and more from you, and then goes away and leaves you! Grrr.

Julie Andrews was in the original Broadway cast of Camelot. By the time the movie was made, she was too big of a movie start to accept the role, plus it was probably a bit of a "Ch*rp you!" to the director. He was also the guy that didn't cast her in the movie of My Fair Lady a few years earlier, even though she played the role on Broadway, because he thought she wouldn't bring people to the theater. Guess he feels stupid now. Actually, he's probably dead now, so he probably doesn't feel anything. /random musical trivia

Ok, let me know when you're at Fisherman's Wharf, and I'll look for a blue crab with a gorilla mask.

Glad to see our ffox is back!

ggh wrote:Oh, HES, very sorry to hear about Simba.
What do you think of making a memorial for him on the wiki? He's been an important part of this community even if he wasn't aware of it.


I love you for suggesting this, and I think you are exactly right.

BlueCrab wrote:And, apropos of... well, Time, I suppose; xkcd, anyway... Driving along today, I passed a field of tall grass with several Canada geese in it. Just up against the sidewalk were a couple of the geese and several goslings, about 4 inches tall, which were poking around on the sidewalk. As the car went by the goslings startled and scrambled for the grass, and as always I was struck by how very dinosaurian they still are - they looked a lot like that picture of a raptor with night-vision goggles and a blaster. (Can't find the image :roll:)
Have you ever seen a bunch of chicks in the nest, all fluttering and climbing on each other and cheeping their tiny brains out? It doesn't sound like cheeping to me, it sounds like ‘pew, pew, pew, pew-pew,’ as if they're shooting tiny lasers everywhere.
And I started to wonder: if modern birds, or at least the chicks, have lasers, is that a holdover from dinosaurs? If dinosaurs had lasers, how come they aren't still around as a dominant species? If they didn't have lasers but are developing them now, are we in trouble?
Anyway, welcome to the inside of my head. What isn't puns, is stuff like this.

Thanks for the insight into your brain. :) The dinosaurs did have lasers. Unfortunately, there were no instruction manuals, and with their tiny brains they couldn't figure the lasers out, so nomolpy knew how to use them. More often or not, they ended up shooting themselves, or another dinosaur. Thus ended the dinosaurs. (Oh, the K-T event may have had something to do with it, but they mostly did it to themselves. )

Mr Moriaty wrote:Sooooooooooooo when i clicked the link to the first google maps link and tried to set it to satellite view my PC went mental, flickered the screens on and off a few times and blue screened. While this is likely a coincidence it is suspicious. Being of a scientific nature I went back to repeat the experiment to see if the results were repeatable. Unfortunately they are not....

My only conclusion is that it must be the CIA... maybe aliens... or zombies.

Or alien zombies working for the CIA.
I'm wondering if Homeland Security is going to try to shut down the OTT now that we're all looking at pictures of various nuclear reactors.

SBN wrote:
BlueCrab wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:The reason that particular case bothered me is because the wolpy's owner was walking the dog on-leash, saw the family of raptorgeese when the wolpy barked at them, and then took the leash off the wolpy so it could chase them.
:shock: Is that even legal?

Off-leash legality varies a lot. Where I live it is legal during the day, but not inside parks. The next county over, it isn't at all. What is probably not legal at all is bothering the gooseraptors. Legal or not though, there's no excuse for it. Bad for the gooseraptors, bad for that wolpy, and bad for all the other wolpies and their owners.

Not to mention that it's just dickish.

BlitzGirl wrote:
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Hm. What does Frizzle mean by "that's"?

Well, if she starts humming the "Liberty Bell" march, she's just misquoting the start of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

And yes, EOM's Era work was molpish!

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Link wrote:What in GLR's name is Ms. Frizzle planning to do with the Questionable Carcass?

Is it that super-multi legged molpy? theres a lot of extra meat on that for a BBQ
Ewwwww.....

Ah, a Blue Tit. We have lots of those. Not to be confused with the Blue (footed) Booby. Why are so many raptors named after female anatomy?

Yeah, the bush tit especially.

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I have not yet made a choice.
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I am thinking.
Luck is involved.
I expect bad luck.
Bad luck flows through my fingers like fly-paper.
Left does not seem to be an option.
Down is not an option.
I have not yet used down.
I reject down.
I reject the reload option.
I am committed to rejecting the reload option.
Perhaps, I should be committed.
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In the Time I have spent playing this game, I average about 2 moves a second.
I play normally at about 4 moves a second.
I think quickly.
Now, I have stopped thinking.
I've been considering this move for ... some time.
I may not be able to make this move.
noun: vacillation; plural noun: vacillations
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This.
And now for something completely different.
My confession.
I am a leech.
I suck in the the benefits of the amazingly talented, hugely entertaining members of this OTT.
I spend [strike]hours days weeks[/strike] months being entertained.
I return nothing.
ucim gave me the gift of his Time in an earlier AotC episode.
Damn Damn Damn Damn
I praised him with faint Damns.
I was ecstatic. I was recognised.
...
SilentTimer,Thank you.
mrob, Thank you for Q04B. I think.
EveryMolpy, thank you.
I am overcome.
I can't remember how to word my saying things.
Thank you.
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When did MistyCat become addams? Were MistCat's posts always this poetic?

Also, did BlitzGirl see this?
MistyCat wrote:ucim gave me the gift of his Time in an earlier AotC episode.
Damn Damn Damn Damn
I praised him with faint Damns.

Guess it's not a pun, but it's pretty suspicious wordplay.

addams wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Don't worry, addams.
I have some extra tits here that you can share:

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Thank you, BlitzGirl;
Thank you for having enough tits to share.

This was just such a beautiful exchange. :D

And:
BlitzGirl wrote:You're very welcome, addams.
Just ask for tits and they will appear.

It helps if you have beads. (See: my avatar.)

Eternal Density wrote:Remember how just over 2 wips ago I crashed my bike? Well just over a wip later (i.e. slightly over a wip ago) I molpiedsat up in bed rather fast (a dip after working hard at concreting a new garden shed) and...
well it seems I've cracked a rib.
While it doesn't actually prevent me from OTTing I just haven't really felt like sitting at my seaish lapTimeAccessor and have basically procrastinated at just about everything.
It hasn't really gotten better but I've gotten better at avoiding agravating it. Anyhow I figured I should say hi.
Looks like about 15 pages to ketchup. Hmm I remember it used to move that quickly overnip way back when...

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that, ED! I was just wondering where you were. Good luck healing and ketching up.

Awesomefully hilarious ottifications of 1364, ZooManSP, mscha, and balthasar!

And happy 6100, BlitzGirl, and 1190 Zooman!

BlitzGirl wrote: And X-rays are always interesting, Neil. :)

I was wondering how one takes x-rays of a ghost. Thanks for the x-rays, Neil. I would think those screws and plates would make it hard to go through doors and walls, but I guess it works if the titanium is dead too.

And the screen shot for the periodic table for dead titanium was hilarious.

AluisioASG wrote:Propose a revamped Time measurement system, detached from heretical precedents.
run = 4 monthsH 1 dayH 21 hoursH = 5946 newpix = 2973 longpix = 743.25 nopix/tatpix[/center]

I'll have to think about this one.

HES's adventure sounds molpish! But I do hope he isn't getting around by driving a truck with a hamply ball. Even with great steering, that seems unneccessarily dangerous.

SBN wrote:For decree-ish.
Spans that need names:
The amount of time one spends frustrated before giving in and asking for help.
The amount of time before guests arrive (so the amount available to clean/get ready)
The date on which one must go into panic mode, due to the imminent arrival of said guests, and the condition of one's house. Or the reciprocal, the amount of time one spends procrastinating.

In other news, apparently I'm hosting Christmas this year.

:D If you come up with names, let me know, so I know what to call all that the next time it happens to me. :roll:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Wed May 07, 2014 9:47 pm UTC

sbn wrote:I do need the formula as well, but the decree was for units of time. (Pretty sure he meant Time, not time, but I did what I could.)
I'll work on writing out the formula for you, but it'll be complete nonsense: I never studied Boolean algebra :D


sbn wrote:Caramel tunnels do sound pretty good, any idea how to create them without laser antmolpies?
I asked my food-genius/Safety Officer/certified nerd daughter, giving her as little back-story as possible to explain the laser antmolpies (only because I wanted an answer quickly, and when I explain OTT things to her a little more completely she gives me this Look that makes me giggle so much I can't talk) and she answered almost before I finished: 3D printed candy. You could print a block of sugar with tunnels in, or just the tunnels. You know, whichever you prefer. No big deal.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed May 07, 2014 9:55 pm UTC

Holy ch*rp we can PRINT OUT CANDY.

We. Can. Print. Out. Candy.

Excuse me while I try to wrap my head around this. And drool a little bit.
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Re: And another line that got us to wonderung....

Postby ggh » Wed May 07, 2014 9:59 pm UTC

UNGAINLY
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Love this pic! Sorry I didn't do it justice.
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Time Revisited - np1171

Postby mscha » Wed May 07, 2014 10:10 pm UTC

FLUNGERS...
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NO, JAVASCRIPT, YOU ARE THE NEWPIXBOT

Postby mrob27 » Wed May 07, 2014 10:10 pm UTC

I am composing a quick little post and then Waiting◷⌚⌛ until somolpy else posts, to test the shiny new improvements add to blindposter by our wonderful baltocyclonaut. In the meantime, silliness and/or pertinent ketchup replies...

Ahh, Supaplex is the name of that game, thanks! I saw it there in the screenshot, but didn't know what I was looking at. And I see it came from Boulder Dash, which was from just after I switched to playing compilers instead of arcade games :P

For posterity, the original 1365:
Spoiler:
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lmjb1964 wrote:
SBN wrote: For decree-ish.
Spans that need names:
The amount of time one spends frustrated before giving in and asking for help.
The amount of time before guests arrive (so the amount available to clean/get ready)
The date on which one must go into panic mode, due to the imminent arrival of said guests, and the condition of one's house. Or the reciprocal, the amount of time one spends procrastinating.

In other news, apparently I'm hosting Christmas this year.

:D If you come up with names, let me know, so I know what to call all that the next time it happens to me. :roll:

The mysterious unexplained letters in @SBN's posts are the names of these types of Time:

  • A : The amount of time one spends frustrated before giving in and asking for help.
  • B : The amount of time before guests arrive (so the amount available to clean/get ready)
  • C : The date on which one must go into panic mode, due to the imminent arrival of said guests, and the condition of one's house. Or the reciprocal, the amount of time one spends procrastinating.

Thus, when @SBN writes:

SBN wrote: I still have a large A, and a couple weeks with a larger than usual C. (Unfortunately, in my world, C often goes negative.)


She means roughly:

Without mysterious letters, SBN wrote:I still have a large amount of time to spend being frustrated before I'll give in and ask for help, and a couple weeks with a larger than usual panic, due to the imminent arrival of guests, and the condition of my house. (Unfortunately, in my world, the panic often goes negative, causing the reciprocal, i.e. procrastination.)


See, it all makes sense now!

Okay, Waiting... somolpy please post... I guess I'll play test some Q04B... Okay, there we go. Thanks @BlueCrab and @BlitzGirl and @ggh!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed May 07, 2014 10:46 pm UTC

Molpy, stop chasing mrob - you know that "Time" is exempt from the VITSSÅGEN, JA!
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Postby lmjb1964 » Wed May 07, 2014 11:26 pm UTC

Oooh, I love getting PMs! And this one had useful stuff in it:

balthasar_s wrote:Hello,
About the preventing ninjapreview from appearing, and having to click "Submit" again. I don't remember if that was you who wanted this. If not, feel free to ignore it.
anyway, the script is here: http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.dnsd.info/script/npn.user.js

Code: Select all

// ==UserScript==
// @namespace bicyclesonthemoon
// @name no previewninjas
// @description Previewninjas don't appear anymore
// @author balthasar_s
// @version 1
// @downloadURL http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.dnsd.info/script/npn.user.js
// @include http://forums.xkcd.com/posting.php*
// @include http://fora.xkcd.com/posting.php*
// @include http://echochamber.me/posting.php*
// ==/UserScript==

// based on the blindposter script by mrob27, created in 2 simple steps:
// 1. add a little of my code
// 2. delete almost everything else

npn = {
   //<snip>
convert: function() {
   //<snip>
   var inners = document.getElementsByName('topic_cur_post_id');
   for(i=0 ; i<inners.length ; i++) {
      if(   inners[i].nodeName == 'INPUT'){
         inners[i].parentNode.removeChild(inners[i]);
      }
   };
   inners = document.getElementsByName('lastclick');
   for(i=0 ; i<inners.length ; i++) {
      if(   inners[i].nodeName == 'INPUT'){
         inners[i].parentNode.removeChild(inners[i]);
      }
   };
}
};

if (    (location.href.indexOf('t=101043') != -1)
     || (location.href.indexOf('quote&f=7') != -1) ) {
  // 3 cases for cross-platform, cross-browser: not necessary for this
  // application but I want this code to be useful elsewhere too!
  if (window.addEventListener) {
    window.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', // was 'load',
      npn.convert.bind(npn), false);
  } else if (window.attachEvent) {
    window.attachEvent('onload',
      npn.convert.bind(npn));
  } else {
    npn.convert(npn);
  }
};

I will announce it on the OTT tomorrow. Unless someone somehow ninjas me on it.

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And you were ninja'd on it. Go figure. :twisted:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed May 07, 2014 11:36 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Also, GLR fixed some mustard in the latest Othercomic. "Spalding" is now mirrored when it wasn't before.

Kinda wish he hadn't fixed that, it took me a while to figure out what it said... "Space"-something? "Spaceing"? ...I eventually went to get a mirror and realised it was probably "Spalding"... I'm presuming that's a manufacturer of basketballs? To be honest I don't really get this othercomic, why a basketball? Is it just a reference to how Megan gestured "this big", about the size of a basketball?
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