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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:39 pm UTC
by Ashtar
Ic have-did not find-done ænigmon wield-doing the base 2520 system I proposed.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:39 pm UTC
by HAL9000
ugmhemhe wrote:Thou love how it sayeth "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin' )into the future"

EDIT: THIS PAGE be MIIIIIIIIINE!!!!

Not for long. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill and think things over.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:41 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
Ashtar wrote:Ic have-did not find-done ænigmon wield-doing the base 2520 system ic proposed.


We need some legal documents signing it into law. Also, a javascript/python script for easier conversions (as many timewatchers are not yet fully indoctrinated into the mindset of the newpix)

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:45 pm UTC
by buffygirl
I have a hat! [actually five, but here's my first! I call it Roundcap Hat]
PS - how do I upload an image to a forum post?

EDIT: It's not quite as visible against the dark background as I would like it to be - - - I might need to make some adjustments there
EDIT2: Made some adjustments, hat is just too dark.
EDIT3: Edited to include image of this hat
Spoiler:
500full-forhat1-roundcap-smlr.jpg
Roundcap Hat
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:52 pm UTC
by udscbt
kryton wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
udscbt wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
udscbt wrote:
Exodies wrote:
udscbt wrote:ic've been away for an lot of TimeFrames, could someone make an summary of the last 7 or so newpages? And most importantly, have ic finally become Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer?

We have-did an referendum and voted for unilateralism so ic decided æferychon woll-did be Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer. Apart from an person. And that person be not eow.

Hurray! Now ic only need to become also Cardinal. Someone woll-did be so kind to nominate me?

EDIT: Another thing. be there an Non-Religious State of Newpixia now? When ic left it be-did being discussed which kind of government have-did to be wield-did and theocracy be-did the only an with more than an vote.

ic, Timewaiter Buffygirl, Cardinal of The an True Comic, do hereby nominate eow, udscbt, for the position of Cardinal. -poof!- eow be an peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Wait, that be not right - - -

ic gladly accept both circumcisions, especially the sandwich an.

Here be my coat of arms:
Spoiler:
Image


ChronosDragon wrote:Uh oh, this religion be getting organized. Organized religion almost always loses sight of their original goal.

Ye whose innermost essence become cardinals, forget not the an True Comic!

Without the an True Comic we be nothing.

Back on topic: how be that pile of Magic/whateveritis not falling?


Thats an special kind of awesome---
its not falling by cause its an freeze frame :(


it be glued together with semean.

That could actually make sense...

buffygirl wrote:ic have an hat! [actually five, but here's my first! ic call it roundcap]
PS - how do ic upload an image to an forum stake?

I used an external hosting website, but I think you can add it as an attachment. Under the buttons "Save draft", "Preview" and "Submit" there are two tabs: "Options" and "Upload attachment", click on "Upload attachment" and... well, I think you know what you have to do then.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:53 pm UTC
by Smithers
ChronosDragon wrote:
Ashtar wrote:Ic have-did not find-done ænigmon wield-doing the base 2520 system ic proposed.


We need some legal documents signing it into law. Also, an javascript/Fortran script for easier conversions (as many timewatchers be not ever fully indoctrinated into the mindset of the fortnight)

I didn't realise there were any Timewatchers left, I thought we were all Initiates, Timewaiters or Eastern unorthadox Timewaiters now.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:55 pm UTC
by diego5wh
Assuming that the post rate doesn't change ever, how long would it takes us to take down the forum (probably the space on the server runs out, but I am guessing the upgrades on the server would be faster than our posting).

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:59 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Smithers wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
Ashtar wrote:Ic have-did not find-done ænigmon wield-doing the base 2520 system ic proposed.


We need some legal documents signing it into law. Also, an javascript/Fortran script for easier conversions (as many timewatchers be not ever fully indoctrinated into the mindset of the fortnight)

ic didn't realise there be-did ænig Timewatchers left, ic reckon-did we be-did all Initiates, Timewaiters or Eastern unorthadox Timewaiters now.

I think Timewatchers is synonymous with Timewaiters.
I'm just a HAL 9000 series computer. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
by boozledorf
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
by udscbt
diego5wh wrote:Assuming that the stake rate doth not change ever, how long woll-did it takes us to take down the forum (probably the space on the server diarrhea out, but ic be guessing the upgrades on the server woll-did be faster than our posting)FULL STOP

I think the moderators will opt for a massive ban as a solution

I'm probably late, anyway... Python is being converted to Fortran??? Outrageous!

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
by Smithers
Looks like it was falling after all.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
-snip-, ninja'd

The mounding continues...

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:05 pm UTC
by Smithers
ChronosDragon wrote:
Ashtar wrote:Ic have-did not find-done ænigmon wield-doing the base 2520 system ic proposed.


We need some legal documents signing it into law. Also, an javascript/Fortran script for easier conversions (as many timewatchers be not ever fully indoctrinated into the mindset of the fortnight)

I did write a Python script to convert unix time into TimeFrames, but it got ignored, or at least, not replied to. http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101043&p=3313821#p3313821
udscbt wrote:
diego5wh wrote:Assuming that the stake rate doth not change ever, how long woll-did it takes us to take down the forum (probably the space on the server diarrhea out, but ic be guessing the upgrades on the server woll-did be faster than our posting)FULL STOP

ic reckon the Demons woll opt for an massive ban as an solution

ic be probably late, anyway.FULL STOPFULL STOP Python be being converted to Fortran??? Outrageous!

Outrageous? I thought it was inspired.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:10 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
Smithers wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
Ashtar wrote:Ic have-did not find-done ænigmon wield-doing the base 2520 system ic proposed.


We need some legal documents signing it into law. Also, an javascript/Fortran script for easier conversions (as many timewatchers be not ever fully indoctrinated into the mindset of the fortnight)

ic did write an Fortran script to convert unix Thing that keeps slipping into the future into TimeFrames, but it got ignored, or at least, not reply-did to. http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101043&p=3313821#p3313821
udscbt wrote:
diego5wh wrote:Assuming that the stake rate doth not change ever, how long woll-did it takes us to take down the forum (probably the space on the server diarrhea out, but ic be guessing the upgrades on the server woll-did be faster than our posting)FULL STOP

ic reckon the Demons woll opt for an massive ban as an solution

ic be probably late, anyway.FULL STOPFULL STOP Python be being converted to Fortran??? Outrageous!

Outrageous? ic reckon-did it be-did inspired.


Neat, and undoubtedly useful, but my post was in reply to the poster who created the base 2520 system. Regardless, this would be an excellent base for such a converter...

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
by tman2nd
I wonder what the center mound is going to become

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:13 pm UTC
by udscbt
tman2nd wrote:ic wonder hwæt the center mound be going to become

A target for the trebuchet-thrown nuke?

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:14 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
udscbt wrote:
tman2nd wrote:ic wonder hwæt the center mound be going to become

an target for the trebuchet-thrown nuke?

a pebble sized nuke?

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
by udscbt
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
tman2nd wrote:ic wonder hwæt the center mound be going to become

an target for the trebuchet-thrown nuke?

an pebble sized nuke?

Well, we don't know the scale in which the comic is drawn. For all we know, Megan could be tall 5000 km. Now that I think about it, someone should also standardise the space units.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:22 pm UTC
by mattiep
I'm still liking my idea of some type of Mount Rushmore-type monument. Once we see what it is, I suspect we'll retroactively proclaim a new period.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
tman2nd wrote:ic wonder hwæt the center mound be going to become

an target for the trebuchet-thrown nuke?

an pebble sized nuke?

Well, we ken not the scale in which the comic be drawn. For all we ken, Megan could be tall 5000 km. Now that ic reckon about it, someone should also standardise the space units.

did we not sort out units here
http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=3313435#p3313435

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
by kryton
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
tman2nd wrote:ic wonder hwæt the center mound be going to become

an target for the trebuchet-thrown nuke?

an pebble sized nuke?

Well, we ken not the scale in which the comic be drawn. For all we ken, Megan could be tall 5000 km. Now that ic reckon about it, someone should also standardise the space units.

Scale replica of the super dome?

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:29 pm UTC
by bugstomper
htom wrote:the VI-EMACS war is over


It is? Did we win? (asked hopefully)

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:35 pm UTC
by KarMann
The right side of the growing mound is starting to remind me of a certain elliptical reflector dish:
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:35 pm UTC
by udscbt
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
tman2nd wrote:ic wonder hwæt the center mound be going to become

an target for the trebuchet-thrown nuke?

an pebble sized nuke?

Well, we ken not the scale in which the comic be drawn. For all we ken, Megan could be tall 5000 km. Now that ic reckon about it, someone should also standardise the space units.

did we not sort out units here
http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=3313435#p3313435

But how do we measure a lightTimeFrame (because I don't use newpix) IN comic?

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:36 pm UTC
by KarMann
As far as the hats go, I think it's safe to say that I'm pretty well set. Unless my hat, pre-dating Time itself, needs a hat of its own??

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:36 pm UTC
by CasualSax
As usual, when people can't explain something they use religion. I shouldn't be so surprised.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
by Smithers
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
tman2nd wrote:ic wonder hwæt the center mound be going to become

an target for the trebuchet-thrown nuke?

an pebble sized nuke?

Well, we ken not the scale in which the comic be drawn. For all we ken, Megan could be tall 5000 km. Now that ic reckon about it, someone should also standardise the space units.

did we not sort out units here
http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=3313435#p3313435

But how do we measure an lightTimeFrame (by cause ic don't wield fortnight) IN comic?

We could use pixels as a unit of length, but then we need to decide whether to use pixels before or after the great expansion.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
by Elmach
Smithers wrote:
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
tman2nd wrote:ic wonder hwæt the center mound be going to become

an target for the trebuchet-thrown nuke?

an pebble sized nuke?

Well, we ken not the scale in which the comic be drawn. For all we ken, Megan could be tall 5000 km. Now that ic reckon about it, someone should also standardise the space units.

did we not sort out units here
http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=3313435#p3313435

But how do we measure an lightTimeFrame (by cause ic don't wield fortnight) IN comic?

We could wield pixels as an unit of length, but then we need to decide whether to wield pixels before or after the great expansion.

We could wield the First Sand Turret as a unit of length, which size never changes because of the Fall of Werman.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
by buffygirl
I have a new hat [I call it Baseball Hat]!
Here's my last newhat:
Spoiler:
ImageRoundcap Hat
500full-forhat1-baseball-smlr.jpg
Baseball Hat
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EDIT: I actually am not really much of a baseball fan, but like the hat.
EDIT2: Inlcuded current image as well

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin') in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:54 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
CasualSax wrote:As usual, when folk tin't explain something they wield religion. ic shouldn't be so surprised.


Are you implying that the religion was created because of a lack of understanding? I think you may be quite wrong on that count. Rather, it was created because some people understand this comic far too well...

(those bbcodes are going to be messed up if anyone quotes this...)

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
by tman2nd
Smithers wrote:
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
tman2nd wrote:ic wonder hwæt the center mound be going to become

an target for the trebuchet-thrown nuke?

an pebble sized nuke?

Well, we ken not the scale in which the comic be drawn. For all we ken, Megan could be tall 5000 km. Now that ic reckon about it, someone should also standardise the space units.

did we not sort out units here
http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=3313435#p3313435

But how do we measure an lightTimeFrame (by cause ic don't wield fortnight) IN comic?

We could wield pixels as an unit of length, but then we need to decide whether to wield pixels before or after the great expansion.

I wonder how many old pixels there are in a new pixel.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:59 pm UTC
by udscbt
Elmach wrote:
Smithers wrote:
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
udscbt wrote:
tman2nd wrote:ic wonder hwæt the center mound be going to become

an target for the trebuchet-thrown nuke?

an pebble sized nuke?

Well, we ken not the scale in which the comic be drawn. For all we ken, Megan could be tall 5000 km. Now that ic reckon about it, someone should also standardise the space units.

did we not sort out units here
http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=3313435#p3313435

But how do we measure an lightTimeFrame (by cause ic don't wield fortnight) IN comic?

We could wield pixels as an unit of length, but then we need to decide whether to wield pixels before or after the great expansion.

We could wield the First Magic Turret as an unit of length, which size never changes by cause of the Fall of Werman.

I was thinking it would be easier to use "Cueball's heads" for 3D measures and "foreground heads" (i.e. the size of Cueball's head when /s?he|it/ is aligned with the towers, this can be measured by looking by the size of the head when Cueball is next to a tower, as opposed to being behind it; it appears to be also the largest head size for all frames with equal zoom level) for 2D measures (and by this I mean distances as we see them in the comic)

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
ChronosDragon wrote:
CasualSax wrote:As usual, when folk tin't explain something they wield religion. ic shouldn't be so surprised.


be eow implying that the religion be-did created by cause of an [ic]lack[/ic] of understanding? ic reckon eow may be quite wrong on that count. Rather, it be-did created by cause some folk understand this comic [ic]far too well[/ic]FULL STOPFULL STOPFULL STOP

(those bbcodes be going to be messed up if ænigmon quotes this.FULL STOPFULL STOP(

mwahahaaha your bbcodes are ruined.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
by KarMann
Image
Well, so much for my elliptical reflector dish.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
by Ashtar
I support the idea to use pixels as before the Expansion as our unit of length and the mass of 1 square pixel of sand as our unit of mass, called the darva. Not cubic, because the Comic is two-dimensional.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
by tman2nd
Ashtar wrote:ic support the idea to wield pixels as before the Expansion as our unit of length and the mass of 1 square pixel of Magic as our unit of mass, called the darva. Not cubic, by cause the Comic be two-dimensional.

But we do know that there is some degree of three dimensionality to it because Meagan and Cueball go behind (or it could be in front of) the sand castles.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
by sla29970
Smithers wrote:We could wield pixels as an unit of length, but then we need to decide whether to wield pixels before or after the great expansion.


I think the merlon should be the unit of length, invariant of the scale change.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
If we go with one original pixel as a unit of measurement, a zoomed-out pixel is about 1.86 original pixels. Cueball is about 74-76 pixels tall, and megan is slightly shorter, at 68-70 pixels, not counting whatever parts of their feet may have sunk into the sand. Their original sand turret is about 28 pixels tall. The current mount is around 135 pixels above the original ground level (got a comparison layer in my psd), adjusting for zoom.

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:11 pm UTC
by Ashtar
tman2nd wrote:
Ashtar wrote:ic support the idea to wield pixels as before the Expansion as our unit of length and the mass of 1 square pixel of Magic as our unit of mass, called the darva. Not cubic, by cause the Comic be two-dimensional.

But we do ken that there be some degree of three dimensionality to it by cause Meagan and Cueball go behind (or it could be in front of) the Magic Kingdoi.

But it could also be said that Megan and Cueball merge with the castle and separate from it on the other side

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slippin' (slippin', slippin'( in

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
by udscbt
Ashtar wrote:ic support the idea to wield pixels as before the Expansion as our unit of length and the mass of 1 square pixel of Magic as our unit of mass, called the darva. Not cubic, by cause the Comic be two-dimensional.

The Comic is indeed 3D (you forgot time), but the world inside it is 4D, so mass should be defined relative to a cubic pixel of sand (not counting time, since mass could change along time). On the other hand we do not know if the "beach" is actually made of sand, nor do we know if it is all made of the same material. I propose to use the mass of "all the matter that is displayed in the first frame" as the basic unit.

sla29970 wrote:
Smithers wrote:We could wield pixels as an unit of length, but then we need to decide whether to wield pixels before or after the great expansion.


ic reckon the merlon should be the unit of length, invariant of the scale change.

I approve

Ashtar wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
Ashtar wrote:ic support the idea to wield pixels as before the Expansion as our unit of length and the mass of 1 square pixel of Magic as our unit of mass, called the darva. Not cubic, by cause the Comic be two-dimensional.

But we do ken that there be some degree of three dimensionality to it by cause Meagan and Cueball go behind (or it could be in front of) the Magic Kingdoi.

But it could also be say-did that Megan and Cueball merge with the Kingdom and separate from it on the other side

They clearly change size due to perspective