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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:19 am UTC
by 9hili9
something_meta wrote:
Eliram wrote:My latest ==CRAZY== idea:

They are actually on a hovercraft!
They drive(?) along the beach, so they have unlimited access to water and sand.
They are heading to the river.
When they disappear, it's just because one of them is steering.
Waterlevel: I am guessing that as they accumulate more sand on the hovercraft, it gets heavier, so it slowly descends, which makes the water/sand level seem higher.

Actually, the last point could be easily tested by comparing the sea level with the number of black pixels (on the non-water area, if you wish to be extra picky) using the same key frames.

Is anyone extra-bored?

(Also, I assume some kind of force field that prevents the sand from falling off due to engine vibrations)


If this were the case, I would expect there to be eels at some point.


That would be good, but the sand would need to be removed in order to fill the hovercraft.

To save Time, we could skip that and proceed directly to the delightfully exploding nipples.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:41 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Alas, I came to this thread hundreds of newpix after the Beginning of Time. As penitence for my lateness and as a demonstration of my devotion I have set out on a quest to read every page of the One True Thread, like the noble Beidah long before me.

Quest progress: 77 out of 223 pages.
The Populated Period of Expansion. NP 156.

I send forth this message now in the fervent hope that I shall encounter it again on my journey, tangled in the thread of Time.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:53 am UTC
by Foarm
BlitzGirl wrote:Alas, I came to this thread hundreds of newpix after the Beginning of Time. As penitence for my lateness and as a demonstration of my devotion I have set out on a quest to read every page of the One True Thread, like the noble Beidah long before me.

Quest progress: 77 out of 223 pages.
The Populated Period of Expansion. NP 156.

I send forth this message now in the fervent hope that I shall encounter it again on my journey, tangled in the thread of Time.

All congratulations to BlitzGirl, for reading another 146 pages and reaching this point. Success on the remaining pages.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:56 am UTC
by phlip
[edit] Whoops, apparently I hit "quote" instead of "edit" and quoted my huge list of all the picture URLs here.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:01 am UTC
by mojacardave
flicky1991 wrote:What happened to the gif from page 4? It doesn't work for me now. Has anyone got another way to see the whole thing so far?


Seriously?

But http://xkcd.aubronwood.com or http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/ are your best bets.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:17 am UTC
by Jonas79
Image

Since no one was adding it.

Is he building this?

Spoiler:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:17 am UTC
by Foarm
mojacardave wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:What happened to the gif from page 4? It doesn't work for me now. Has anyone got another way to see the whole thing so far?


Seriously?

But http://xkcd.aubronwood.com or http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/ are your best bets.

http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/ could use an update of the periods though. The second Megan period has already ended.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:38 am UTC
by kryton
higgs-boson wrote:
tman2nd wrote:I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas.

This thought comes up regulary and is commonly answered with a "no" by someone feeling sure knowing the Truth (tm).

If I'm allowed to file an own request for our Chief Pixel Counters:
I'd like to see the graph of sum(changed pixels) for each newpix(n) --> newpix(n+1).


He doesn't have time since he's churning out these sticky sand/coffee/dandruf/darkmatter/caffinatedsemencancerbaby pixles as fast as he can.
BUT, very likely he has a team of seraphim watching the thread for him, in case this is the first place a glitch is identified, such as the first pan/zoom the unveiled a pic a few hours early, and one of them posted to the thread his appology that the server couldn't quite figure out what timezone it was in.

Stereo wrote:Postby Stereo » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
Hi guys, Randall says "oops, sorry about the brief wrong-frame update; there was a disagreement between servers about time zones. it's being sorted out and the normal timeline should resume momentarily."

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:08 am UTC
by Jonas79
Image

I might be right in that he's building this:

Spoiler:
Image


Edit: Almost 9000 posts now :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:15 am UTC
by Bytes
I reckon Megan's building a similar one out of frame.

Cue trebuchét battle!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:19 am UTC
by esskaybee
higgs-boson wrote:I'd say the [yellow|black] submarine theory is off the stove. :)

Now it looks like Cueball is engineering another Late Middle Age Castle Tower....
...It would be a sand castle tower ready for an "ACTUTAL SIZE!" sticker.


Yes, having managed to catch up with this thread after coma and work interfered, I think not a submarine, of any colour.
I like your idea of an "Actual Size" sticker though :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:40 am UTC
by macraw83
higgs-boson wrote:
tman2nd wrote:I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas.

This thought comes up regulary and is commonly answered with a "no" by someone feeling sure knowing the Truth (tm).

If I'm allowed to file an own request for our Chief Pixel Counters:
I'd like to see the graph of sum(changed pixels) for each newpix(n) --> newpix(n+1).


I'll try to come up with something today during breaks at the office.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:01 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
kryton and others... wrote:
"I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas."

<snip>

"He doesn't have time since he's churning out these sticky sand/coffee/dandruf/darkmatter/caffinatedsemencancerbaby pixles as fast as he can.
BUT, very likely he has a team of seraphim watching the thread for him"



You know, it occured to me during my last coma: it might not be neccessary to attribute this all to a creator. I mean, maybe this is just a natural phenomenon instead of the work of intelligent design.

Perhaps there are some basic universal laws of pixilization that could be discovered that would fully define Time without having to bring in superstition and belief in some arbitrary 'artist' who supposedly is directing everything that happens...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:04 pm UTC
by PinkShinyRose
StratPlayer wrote:
kryton and others... wrote:
"I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas."

<snip>

"He doesn't have time since he's churning out these sticky sand/coffee/dandruf/darkmatter/caffinatedsemencancerbaby pixles as fast as he can.
BUT, very likely he has a team of seraphim watching the thread for him"



You know, it occured to me during my last coma: it might not be neccessary to attribute this all to a creator. I mean, maybe this is just a natural phenomenon instead of the work of intelligent design.

Perhaps there are some basic universal laws of pixilization that could be discovered that would fully define Time without having to bring in superstition and belief in some arbitrary 'artist' who supposedly is directing everything that happens...


Oh no, another heretic...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:04 pm UTC
by Flotter
Jonas79 wrote:Image

I might be right in that he's building this:

Spoiler:
Image


Edit: Almost 9000 posts now :D

He's just copying your design! :P
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:08 pm UTC
by kryton
kryton wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:
tman2nd wrote:I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas.

This thought comes up regulary and is commonly answered with a "no" by someone feeling sure knowing the Truth (tm).

If I'm allowed to file an own request for our Chief Pixel Counters:
I'd like to see the graph of sum(changed pixels) for each newpix(n) --> newpix(n+1).


He doesn't have time since he's churning out these sticky sand/coffee/dandruf/darkmatter/caffinatedsemencancerbaby pixles as fast as he can.
BUT, very likely he has a team of seraphim watching the thread for him, in case this is the first place a glitch is identified, such as the first pan/zoom the unveiled a pic a few hours early, and one of them posted to the thread his appology that the server couldn't quite figure out what timezone it was in.

Stereo wrote:Postby Stereo » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
Hi guys, Randall says "oops, sorry about the brief wrong-frame update; there was a disagreement between servers about time zones. it's being sorted out and the normal timeline should resume momentarily."



I'm still hoping Randall takes the hint and makes a book from this comic - flip book perhaps?
I'd love to see some of his musings under each about his thoughts on putting this whole thing together, snafu's he had to deal with, or his take on what the fourm was doing in response at that point in the reveal.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:12 pm UTC
by kryton
StratPlayer wrote:
kryton and others... wrote:
"I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas."

<snip>

"He doesn't have time since he's churning out these sticky sand/coffee/dandruf/darkmatter/caffinatedsemencancerbaby pixles as fast as he can.
BUT, very likely he has a team of seraphim watching the thread for him"



You know, it occured to me during my last coma: it might not be neccessary to attribute this all to a creator. I mean, maybe this is just a natural phenomenon instead of the work of intelligent design.

Perhaps there are some basic universal laws of pixilization that could be discovered that would fully define Time without having to bring in superstition and belief in some arbitrary 'artist' who supposedly is directing everything that happens...


So pixels could be self arranging the way that last clump of 9 cheerios in the milk slways make a comma shape?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:15 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
kryton wrote:
I'm still hoping Randall takes the hint...



But I'm telling you -- there might not BE any 'Randall'. It's natural for us humans to want to attribute everything to some 'daddy in the sky' who does all the drawing. but it might just as well be normal Universal Laws of Pixilization that are simply playing out in front of us.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:17 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
kryton wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
kryton and others... wrote:
"I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas."

<snip>

"He doesn't have time since he's churning out these sticky sand/coffee/dandruf/darkmatter/caffinatedsemencancerbaby pixles as fast as he can.
BUT, very likely he has a team of seraphim watching the thread for him"



You know, it occured to me during my last coma: it might not be neccessary to attribute this all to a creator. I mean, maybe this is just a natural phenomenon instead of the work of intelligent design.

Perhaps there are some basic universal laws of pixilization that could be discovered that would fully define Time without having to bring in superstition and belief in some arbitrary 'artist' who supposedly is directing everything that happens...


So pixels could be self arranging the way that last clump of 9 cheerios in the milk slways make a comma shape?


Yes! Just because our human brains want to see a pattern, doesn't mean that some mystical forces is at work...

It could just be tidal forces in the milk. Simple, normal, natural phenomenon without any intelligent design.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:18 pm UTC
by Wraithlord
It is nearing 9000, we are now doomed.

Ïa Ran'dall! Ïa Cthulhu!

Wraithlord, the Anti-Pope

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:33 pm UTC
by Srt252
Hopefully we reach at least 500 frames so we can be true Time Connoisseurs.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:44 pm UTC
by macraw83
StratPlayer wrote:
kryton and others... wrote:
"I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas."

<snip>

"He doesn't have time since he's churning out these sticky sand/coffee/dandruf/darkmatter/caffinatedsemencancerbaby pixles as fast as he can.
BUT, very likely he has a team of seraphim watching the thread for him"



You know, it occured to me during my last coma: it might not be neccessary to attribute this all to a creator. I mean, maybe this is just a natural phenomenon instead of the work of intelligent design.

Perhaps there are some basic universal laws of pixilization that could be discovered that would fully define Time without having to bring in superstition and belief in some arbitrary 'artist' who supposedly is directing everything that happens...


Shun the non-believer!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:51 pm UTC
by Dracomax
Okay, I give up. I skiped from page 194 to current, after 96 Newpix of trying to catch up after a 136 Newpix break. You people are far too talkative.

Also, it has been shown that it is possible for a creator to have set up initial conditions and a script an algorithm that continues the drawing with the expectation of bringing us to this point. I call this the intelligent design theory. It makes far more sense than the "random pixel evol.ution theory) and doesn't require the active attention of the Randall, who is free then to create other, lesser comics.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:52 pm UTC
by XonqNopp
StratPlayer wrote:It's natural for us humans to want to attribute everything to some 'daddy in the sky' who does all the drawing.

Daddy, or Lucy... ?? :mrgreen:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:59 pm UTC
by AionArap
XonqNopp wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:It's natural for us humans to want to attribute everything to some 'daddy in the sky' who does all the drawing.

Daddy, or Lucy... ?? :mrgreen:


Lucy may very well have been involved at one or more points in the continued development of this thread.
It would explain a lot.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:59 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
XonqNopp wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:It's natural for us humans to want to attribute everything to some 'daddy in the sky' who does all the drawing.

Daddy, or Lucy... ?? :mrgreen:


OK, maybe Lucy. But only if she's a ghost rider* (with diamonds, of course)...


"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%28Ghost%29_Riders_in_the_Sky:_A_Cowboy_Legend

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
by KarMann
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:01 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
StratPlayer wrote:
kryton and others... wrote:
"I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas."

<snip>

"He doesn't have time since he's churning out these sticky sand/coffee/dandruf/darkmatter/caffinatedsemencancerbaby pixles as fast as he can.
BUT, very likely he has a team of seraphim watching the thread for him"



You know, it occured to me during my last coma: it might not be neccessary to attribute this all to a creator. I mean, maybe this is just a natural phenomenon instead of the work of intelligent design.

Perhaps there are some basic universal laws of pixilization that could be discovered that would fully define Time without having to bring in superstition and belief in some arbitrary 'artist' who supposedly is directing everything that happens...



I went back into the previous posts to try and find the script someone rote that built "sand"castles automaticly. but then i got sidetracked reading previous posts again :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:03 pm UTC
by SBN
Dracomax wrote:Okay, I give up. I skiped from page 194 to current, after 96 Newpix of trying to catch up after a 136 Newpix break. You people are far too talkative.

Also, it has been shown that it is possible for a creator to have set up initial conditions and a script an algorithm that continues the drawing with the expectation of bringing us to this point. I call this the intelligent design theory. It makes far more sense than the "random pixel evol.ution theory) and doesn't require the active attention of the Randall, who is free then to create other, lesser comics.


He could even have set it up to grab keywords from the fora as inspiration, just to completely mess with us. But the madness might have proven that wrong, since we didn't see "Where the river be now?"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:04 pm UTC
by AionArap
bigcrag92 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
kryton and others... wrote:
"I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas."

<snip>

"He doesn't have time since he's churning out these sticky sand/coffee/dandruf/darkmatter/caffinatedsemencancerbaby pixles as fast as he can.
BUT, very likely he has a team of seraphim watching the thread for him"



You know, it occured to me during my last coma: it might not be neccessary to attribute this all to a creator. I mean, maybe this is just a natural phenomenon instead of the work of intelligent design.

Perhaps there are some basic universal laws of pixilization that could be discovered that would fully define Time without having to bring in superstition and belief in some arbitrary 'artist' who supposedly is directing everything that happens...



I went back into the previous posts to try and find the script someone rote that built "sand"castles automaticly. but then i got sidetracked reading previous posts again :)


Here you go:
http://kieryn.com/xkcd-time/

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:05 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
You Know what we havent had for a while?

WIKIBUMP

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:07 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
AionArap wrote:
bigcrag92 wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
kryton and others... wrote:
"I wonder if he reads this thread and takes into account our ideas."

<snip>

"He doesn't have time since he's churning out these sticky sand/coffee/dandruf/darkmatter/caffinatedsemencancerbaby pixles as fast as he can.
BUT, very likely he has a team of seraphim watching the thread for him"



You know, it occured to me during my last coma: it might not be neccessary to attribute this all to a creator. I mean, maybe this is just a natural phenomenon instead of the work of intelligent design.

Perhaps there are some basic universal laws of pixilization that could be discovered that would fully define Time without having to bring in superstition and belief in some arbitrary 'artist' who supposedly is directing everything that happens...



I went back into the previous posts to try and find the script someone rote that built "sand"castles automaticly. but then i got sidetracked reading previous posts again :)


Here you go:
http://kieryn.com/xkcd-time/

Thanks :)

*ahem*

this has already been suggested, and made here: http://kieryn.com/xkcd-time/ but dialogue made this unlikely

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:09 pm UTC
by FyKnight
So my latest crazy theory: I reckon Megan will return with a giant flamethrower.

Rationale?

They are on the edge of a river/lake and building in the stuff from the shore. That is probably muddy clay-ey material. Now that they have a life-sized rampart / castle / tower / rocket, they will want to make it permanent and liquid-proof — by firing the clay!

I did warn you about the crazy :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:10 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Dracomax wrote:Also, it has been shown that it is possible for a creator to have set up initial conditions and a script an algorithm that continues the drawing with the expectation of bringing us to this point. I call this the intelligent design theory. It makes far more sense than the "random pixel evol.ution theory) and doesn't require the active attention of the Randall, who is free then to create other, lesser comics.


So you're saying that this 'creator' was there at the beginning of time, but is no longer needed? Kind of like everything was created in that moment of the initial 'Big GONG' or 'Big BONG'?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:12 pm UTC
by Dracomax
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Also, it has been shown that it is possible for a creator to have set up initial conditions and a script an algorithm that continues the drawing with the expectation of bringing us to this point. I call this the intelligent design theory. It makes far more sense than the "random pixel evol.ution theory) and doesn't require the active attention of the Randall, who is free then to create other, lesser comics.


So you're saying that this 'creator' was there at the beginning of time, but is no longer needed? Kind of like everything was created in that moment of the initial 'Big GONG' or 'Big BONG'?

And there's no way to tell, because if this creator did, in fact exist, he isn't talking to us.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:13 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
My latest crazy theory is
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.
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shit i can't think of anything crazy enough...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:14 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
Dracomax wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Also, it has been shown that it is possible for a creator to have set up initial conditions and a script an algorithm that continues the drawing with the expectation of bringing us to this point. I call this the intelligent design theory. It makes far more sense than the "random pixel evol.ution theory) and doesn't require the active attention of the Randall, who is free then to create other, lesser comics.


So you're saying that this 'creator' was there at the beginning of time, but is no longer needed? Kind of like everything was created in that moment of the initial 'Big GONG' or 'Big BONG'?

And there's no way to tell, because if this creator did, in fact exist, he isn't talking to us.



Hmmmm....

Well, I kind of like your Big BONG theory.

But it does beg the questions: Who or what created the creator and what existed before the beginning of Time?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:17 pm UTC
by bigcrag92
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Also, it has been shown that it is possible for a creator to have set up initial conditions and a script an algorithm that continues the drawing with the expectation of bringing us to this point. I call this the intelligent design theory. It makes far more sense than the "random pixel evol.ution theory) and doesn't require the active attention of the Randall, who is free then to create other, lesser comics.


So you're saying that this 'creator' was there at the beginning of time, but is no longer needed? Kind of like everything was created in that moment of the initial 'Big GONG' or 'Big BONG'?

And there's no way to tell, because if this creator did, in fact exist, he isn't talking to us.



Hmmmm....

Well, I kind of like your Big BONG theory.

But it does beg the questions: Who or what created the creator and what existed before the beginning of Time?


Everyone knows you can't prove the creator exists, you have to take it as a matter of FAITH

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:23 pm UTC
by Foarm
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Also, it has been shown that it is possible for a creator to have set up initial conditions and a script an algorithm that continues the drawing with the expectation of bringing us to this point. I call this the intelligent design theory. It makes far more sense than the "random pixel evol.ution theory) and doesn't require the active attention of the Randall, who is free then to create other, lesser comics.


So you're saying that this 'creator' was there at the beginning of time, but is no longer needed? Kind of like everything was created in that moment of the initial 'Big GONG' or 'Big BONG'?

And there's no way to tell, because if this creator did, in fact exist, he isn't talking to us.



Hmmmm....

Well, I kind of like your Big BONG theory.

But it does beg the questions: Who or what created the creator and what existed before the beginning of Time?

Before the beginning of Time there existed some strange thing also called the Past. It's probably like some negative Time.

EDIT: Maybe negative Time could be measured in Prepix?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:25 pm UTC
by Dracomax
When it comes to faith, I have a simple crede: trust, but verify. You must test faith, or it is no faith at all. if you are rational, and your faith does not conform to the presented facts, then you must adjust your faith. this is why the snow heresy died out, as the facts presented in Time have disproved them.