1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby phlip » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:48 am UTC

gcr wrote:Was 407f7e8766a75cc25389b7852cd9be4f3f29994eeb5c35f0f7d5656e186d4331.png the first image? I downloaded it at 8:10MST.

Nah, that was a ways in. The first image would have been up for midnightish to 12:30am, US EDT.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Forbidden 403 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:55 am UTC

phlip wrote:
gcr wrote:Was 407f7e8766a75cc25389b7852cd9be4f3f29994eeb5c35f0f7d5656e186d4331.png the first image? I downloaded it at 8:10MST.

Nah, that was a ways in. The first image would have been up for midnightish to 12:30am, US EDT.


I think this was the first image.
I had downloaded most of the images, this is the copy on my dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/s/hi78e20932arkl9/time.png
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:57 am UTC

By the way, I think the sea level rose about 2px since the 1st (or 2nd) image.

Edit: Hmm, probably just my imagination.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby phlip » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:59 am UTC

Forbidden 403 wrote:I think this was the first image.
I had downloaded most of the images, this is the copy on my dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/s/hi78e20932arkl9/time.png

Yeah, a few people managed to save the first image... afaik no-one has (as yet) come up who saved the URL for it, with the magic hash, so we can't link to it on the XKCD site, have to resort to linking to offsite copies.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby davidy22 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:01 am UTC

Nicad wrote:
bouer wrote:411 posts in less than a day, and over 650 people reading the thread. Is this breaking any XKCD records?


Well, I don't know about overall, but as far as the mind-bendingly huge ones go, yes. "Umwelt" only got to page 7 on the first day, and even "Click-and-Drag" only got to page 10. We're already on page 11.



The comic is actually only the 18th most viewed explanation page on the explainxkcd wiki at the time of this writing, although that metric compares the all-time page hit scores of other comics to "Time"'s score from only 20 hours.

http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.p ... pularPages

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Forbidden 403 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:02 am UTC

BTW the next image is up

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby gear-guy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:02 am UTC

is this the first? 8eb156cce408df8bb83528382d6a2aa2ce6c74f3c573fd12b058cd1c56420672.png

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Forbidden 403 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:04 am UTC

phlip wrote:
Forbidden 403 wrote:I think this was the first image.
I had downloaded most of the images, this is the copy on my dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/s/hi78e20932arkl9/time.png

Yeah, a few people managed to save the first image... afaik no-one has (as yet) come up who saved the URL for it, with the magic hash, so we can't link to it on the XKCD site, have to resort to linking to offsite copies.



Here is the original link. I just now managed to pull it off m.xkcd.com before the page refreshed to the current image.

http://origin.imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8eb156cce408df8bb83528382d6a2aa2ce6c74f3c573fd12b058cd1c56420672.png
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Primis » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:04 am UTC

Bumping my GIF:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Goggalor » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:05 am UTC

That's the second image. The first image is very similar though.

EDIT: I give up on trying to figure out the original image. I'm just going to sit back and enjoy this slow progression.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby inthemanual » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:05 am UTC

Could his girlfriend be pregnant? I'm totally getting that vibe from this.

Sorry, didn't mean to post this twice.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby inthemanual » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:09 am UTC

Could she be pregnant? I'm getting a strong vibe from this that that might be the case.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mpete » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:10 am UTC

are they doing that thing where you bury someone in sand?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bouer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:10 am UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:By the way, I think the sea level rose about 2px since the 1st (or 2nd) image.

Edit: Hmm, probably just my imagination.


I count a 2 pixel rise too, but it could just be the entire image shifting, not tides.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby arjan » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:11 am UTC

davidy22 wrote:The comic is actually only the 18th most viewed explanation page on the explainxkcd wiki at the time of this writing, although that metric compares the all-time page hit scores of other comics to "Time"'s score from only 20 hours.


I think they only count views when the server is actually able to serve pages. It has big problems trying to do that now.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Someguy945 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:15 am UTC

azule wrote:I'm betting this will be a "touching" comic, and will not have any wacky twist ending.


I hope you are generally correct, except that if you leave it open for a month there's a bonus frame where Godzilla steps on them.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby free-bee » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:20 am UTC

Has anyone else noticed that these two pages return different ID's, but the same image hash:
Spoiler:
http://c0.xkcd.com/stream/comic/time?method=EventSource
http://c7.xkcd.com/stream/comic/time?method=EventSource


I'm betting that
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http://c1.xkcd.com/stream/comic/time?method=EventSource
through
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http://c6.xkcd.com/stream/comic/time?method=EventSource
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby etsisk » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:24 am UTC

well, I waited for a while, but eventually there came the memory of that old joke, "Know how to keep an idiot in suspense for 60 seconds?" "no, how?" "tell ya in a minute..."

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby free-bee » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:27 am UTC

etsisk wrote:well, I waited for a while, but eventually there came the memory of that old joke, "Know how to keep an idiot in suspense for 60 seconds?" "no, how?" "tell ya in a minute..."

Wouldn't it suck if that's what all this was about?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Plutarch » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:28 am UTC

Someguy945 wrote:
azule wrote:I'm betting this will be a "touching" comic, and will not have any wacky twist ending.

I hope you are generally correct, except that if you leave it open for a month there's a bonus frame where Godzilla steps on them.


I think it will end up as touching too, but if I could pick a comedy ending, it would be a flying shark attack. I've always thought the flying shark attack was one of the funniest images in xkcd.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:30 am UTC

free-bee wrote:Wouldn't it suck if that's what all this was about?


Actually, it'd be awesome. Even if the last frame has that very same joke written on it, it'll be around 10+ more pages of discussion about "what it actually meant". :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby free-bee » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:30 am UTC

my sister wrote:[the sun] can go to Hell and brighten that place up a while.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Forbidden 403 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:31 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby 12obin » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:32 am UTC

Someguy945 wrote:
azule wrote:I'm betting this will be a "touching" comic, and will not have any wacky twist ending.


I hope you are generally correct, except that if you leave it open for a month there's a bonus frame where Godzilla steps on them.


Seconded! or Loch Ness monster.

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BytEfLUSh wrote:By the way, I think the sea level rose about 2px since the 1st (or 2nd) image.

Edit: Hmm, probably just my imagination.


I count a 2 pixel rise too, but it could just be the entire image shifting, not tides.


If I watch Primis's gif, I see the water ripple in the first few frames, and then it seems like Randall just got tired of rippling the water. The only other water movement is when the bald/short-haired person sticks their foot in. I don't think it intentionally rose. It just moved a bit.

mpete wrote:are they doing that thing where you bury someone in sand?


I thought that, too. Either that, or they're building a castle that they can live inside, and the castley bit we've seen so far is just one corner turret.

At first I was thinking of the tide washing the castle away, but since there has been no tidal movement I think it's more like a lake. The sand castle is more like the ball pit back in the day, mixing romance with the playful young aspect.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:38 am UTC

Moose Anus wrote:Sandcastle. Tide comes in. Dead-ass castle.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:43 am UTC

Primis wrote:Live updating GIF:
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Quoting again because some people are talking about the importance of vigilantly saving each frame as it occurs. Don't worry, guys and gals, it's under control.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby chemistryteacher » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:45 am UTC

I am certainly having fun following this and decided to register. I only checked xkcd a few hours ago and left not fully understanding the comic. Then I noticed my history panel showed a different picture in the preview and came back to the comic. Then I knew something was up, which is why I ended up here. I was interested to see the progression of pictures that I missed. Thanks for making the gif!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Incognito357 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:49 am UTC

A frame or two after she sat back down after admiring the sandcastle I thought it looked like she was maybe beginning to bury herself, and he sat down to join in, but now it seems like they are extending the castle, making a wall, as the pile they made seems too long just for covering her legs. A bigger, more amazing sandcastle may still be in the works :) Also, the sudden jumps from sitting, to standing facing backwards carrying sand, and sitting back down makes me think he got up to get sand closer to the water, which would be more wet for building with...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Zecrag » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:02 am UTC

I get it! Randall is also a fan of Songs of fire and ice.

Called it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby arjan » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:03 am UTC

A huge castle coming up? Made by both of them? (I'll hate myself so much when this is not about that).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mgraba » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:05 am UTC

Ooh, that's going to be one big ass-castle.
We have seen the Castles
We reject the Outside
We watch Time
We do not Sleep

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Djehutynakht » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:07 am UTC

So long as someone posts the end progression at the conclusion (maybe a bit slower progress than the gifs), I'll be content to just check in once in a while.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kabuthunk » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:16 am UTC

My prediction... I have a feeling that this won't be some thing that just ends by next week. I get the feeling that this will end up being some massive story of sorts that lasts for a full year, with several updates a day.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMulattoMaker » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:21 am UTC

Count me as one more in the legions who have joined today because of this comic. My theory- based on the latest update- is that they're building the palace from Civilization 1. One chunk at a time, just like in the game. :mrgreen:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thelonesoldier » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:23 am UTC

I was watching at work this morning and it was going. Then I came home and the sequence has started over. Is it possible it is triggered per computer or per session? I think I saw a few people say it started over when they cleared their cache

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby brokeengineer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:26 am UTC

I'm really excited for tomorrows What-if page, it would be great to get an explanation for all of this, but I also think it would be really cool if the question reffered to time or waiting in some way...I guess only time will tell!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby brokeengineer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:29 am UTC

thelonesoldier wrote:I was watching at work this morning and it was going. Then I came home and the sequence has started over. Is it possible it is triggered per computer or per session? I think I saw a few people say it started over when they cleared their cache


The same thing happened to me, I just refreshed the page and it went to the latest image, but if I keep refreshing it starts back at 1 and then back again, odd.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:30 am UTC

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