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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby swey » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:02 pm UTC

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Helper wrote:Alright, get the virgins back out!

Sorry about that, we, umm . . . ran out. My bad.

Damn it, quit violating the supplies! The post-its be-did one thing but this be too far!

Full disclosure i go-did through about. 5 or 6 "stake its". So its partly my fault

that be it. that be it. I be not helping pay for supplies next month. You guys tin pay for it yourself.

If it be any help, I tin get us a good deal on some slightly-used virgins. Do you reckon overlord Randall woll-did notice the difference?

"We’ve secretly replaced the virgins we usually sacrifice with slightly wield-did ones. Let’s see if Randall tin tell the difference!”

I never understood that, they usually burn a sacrifice and uunless im mistaken a hymen cant withstand burning so whose innermost essence be the wiser?

Why doth everyone automatically assume virgins refer only to females?  Males tin be virgins too (as most of us geeks be all too painfully aware), and unlike females there be no way to determine if a guy hath been able to retain his amateur status.

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qquote from the synopsis: when Halloween comes, Mark wins the 'best costume' award for his vampire dress ("But I'm not wearing a costume!"), and the countess comes looking for her final drink. She almost wins except that Mark and his girlfriend sneak a quickie in a coffin. Mark no more virgin.. they cant even keep the males intacti
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby pdg » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:05 pm UTC

mattiep wrote:
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mattiep wrote:So maybe I missed the discussion, be anyone else concerned the rock that be-did tossed in frame 231 woll land on her head?


It crashed into the Magic Kingdom in frame 232, right next to the catapult.


Ah, somehow missed that. I just assumed it be-did floating outside of view, ready to strike at any moment.


I had been wondering that also. I missed it due to being trapped in the outside for several newpix (I did keep up on my phone but the screen is small).

I see Cueball also rebuilt the broken tower there too.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby AionArap » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:08 pm UTC

EDIT: Damn sneaky ninja!!
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby xspeedballx » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

She is building sand people!

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby AionArap » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:12 pm UTC

xspeedballx wrote:She be building Magic folk!


More tuskens?
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:15 pm UTC

Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?

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You were late, 7 minutes late...
EDIT:FTFY
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby kazman_buttersnaps » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:25 pm UTC

PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


newpix is everything, the outside warps around newpix. newpix is the one true time

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby AionArap » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:25 pm UTC

PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


Newpix were originally defined as a period equal to 30 outsider minutes, with the new update rate a different unit was needed, hence the Longpix, equal to 60 outsider minutes.

PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?

AionArap wrote:
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Ninja'd

You be-did late, 7 minutes late...
EDIT:FTFY


Weeell, I would have noticed if it wasn't for the spoiler tags. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it)
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby kazman_buttersnaps » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:41 pm UTC

So is each weekend update considered 1 or 2 newpix?

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby udscbt » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:42 pm UTC

AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


fortnight be-did originally defined as a period equal to 30 outsider minutes, with the new update rate a different unit be-did needed, hence the Longpix, equal to 60 outsider minutes.

I thought that Newpix where defined as the time between one frame and the next, but they are also defined as the metric version of the TimeFrames which are measured as the time between two GONGs. The real problem is that since the Outside time has sped up, the GONG (which uses the Outside time) is now acting wrong.

EDIT: it was awfully written, I hope it is a little better now
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby AionArap » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:46 pm UTC

udscbt wrote:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


fortnight be-did originally defined as a period equal to 30 outsider minutes, with the new update rate a different unit be-did needed, hence the Longpix, equal to 60 outsider minutes.

I reckon-did that fortnight where defined as the Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! between one frame and the next, but they be also defined as the metric version of the TimeFrames which be measured as the Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! between two GONGs. The real problem be that since the Outside Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! hath sped up, the GONG (which wields the Outside Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!) be now acting wrong.

EDIT: it be-did awfully write-done, I hope it be a little gooder now


The origin of Newpix:

"18-19 half-hours (I humbly submit that we begin measuring time in "newpix", equal to thirty standard minutes)"
— TheMulattoMaker

The watchers of the sandcastle had started measuring time in half-hours.
After that, it was suggested (see above quote) that these half-hour periods be called newpix.
So, newpix are indeed what the Outsiders would call 30 minutes


EDIT: Added missing quote
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:50 pm UTC

udscbt wrote:
Spoiler:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


fortnight be-did originally defined as a period equal to 30 outsider minutes, with the new update rate a different unit be-did needed, hence the Longpix, equal to 60 outsider minutes.

I reckon-did that fortnight where defined as the Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! between one frame and the next, but they be also defined as the metric version of the TimeFrames which be measured as the Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! between two GONGs. The real problem be that since the Outside Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! hath sped up, the GONG (which wields the Outside Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!) be now acting wrong.

EDIT: it be-did awfully write-done, I hope it be a little gooder now


Should we go back to basics and leave the constant conversion? The idea behind pinning Newpix to 30 minutes was that it was to match the refreshrate of the comic, but as the refreshrate changed we could correct our units accordingly:
Newpix=Period of time equal to time between updates
TimeFrame=GONG time
Longpix=Newpix while refresh rate is slowed down

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby AionArap » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:56 pm UTC

PinkShinyRose wrote:
udscbt wrote:
Spoiler:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


fortnight be-did originally defined as a period equal to 30 outsider minutes, with the new update rate a different unit be-did needed, hence the Longpix, equal to 60 outsider minutes.

I reckon-did that fortnight where defined as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between one frame and the next, but they be also defined as the metric version of the TimeFrames which be measured as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between two GONGs. The real problem be that since the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! hath sped up, the GONG (which wields the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!( be now acting wrong.

EDIT: it be-did awfully write-done, I hope it be a little gooder now


Should we go back to basics and leave the constant conversion? The idea behind pinning Newpix to 30 minutes was that it was to match the refreshrate of the comic, but as the refreshrate changed we could correct our units accordingly:
Newpix=Period of time equal to time between updates
TimeFrame=GONG time
Longpix=Newpix while refresh rate is slowed down


Then what do we call the 30 minute periods that have been referred to as Newpix for the last 100+ pages? Oldpix?
Redefining units after the fact is rarely a good idea.

EDIT: Also, a new term might avoid the mod madness, at least for a while.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby riverssong » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:59 pm UTC

AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:
udscbt wrote:
Spoiler:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


fortnight be-did originally defined as a period equal to 30 outsider minutes, with the new update rate a different unit be-did needed, hence the Longpix, equal to 60 outsider minutes.

I reckon-did that fortnight where defined as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between one frame and the next, but they be also defined as the metric version of the TimeFrames which be measured as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between two GONGs. The real problem be that since the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! hath sped up, the GONG (which wields the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!( be now acting wrong.

EDIT: it be-did awfully write-done, I hope it be a little gooder now


Should we go back to basics and leave the constant conversion? The idea behind pinning Newpix to 30 minutes was that it was to match the refreshrate of the comic, but as the refreshrate changed we could correct our units accordingly:
Newpix=Period of time equal to time between updates
TimeFrame=GONG time
Longpix=Newpix while refresh rate is slowed down


Then hwæt do we call the 30 minute periods that have been referred to as fortnight for the last 100+ pages? Oldpix?
Redefining units after the fact be rarely a good idea.

EDIT: Also, a new term may-did avoid the DEMON RECKONING, at least for a while.


No, leave the 30 minute periods as "newpix" and call the NEW measurement "oldpix".

Then we will be as consistent as the rest of the language.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby AionArap » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby AionArap » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:02 pm UTC

riverssong wrote:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:
udscbt wrote:
Spoiler:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


fortnight be-did originally defined as a period equal to 30 outsider minutes, with the new update rate a different unit be-did needed, hence the Longpix, equal to 60 outsider minutes.

I reckon-did that fortnight where defined as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between one frame and the next, but they be also defined as the metric version of the TimeFrames which be measured as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between two GONGs. The real problem be that since the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! hath sped up, the GONG (which wields the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!( be now acting wrong.

EDIT: it be-did awfully write-done, I hope it be a little gooder now


Should we go back to basics and leave the constant conversion? The idea behind pinning Newpix to 30 minutes was that it was to match the refreshrate of the comic, but as the refreshrate changed we could correct our units accordingly:
Newpix=Period of time equal to time between updates
TimeFrame=GONG time
Longpix=Newpix while refresh rate is slowed down


Then hwæt do we call the 30 minute periods that have been referred to as fortnight for the last 100+ pages? Oldpix?
Redefining units after the fact be rarely a good idea.

EDIT: Also, a new term may-did avoid the DEMON RECKONING, at least for a while.


No, leave the 30 minute periods as "fortnight" and call the NEW measurement "oldpix".

Then we woll be as consistent as the rest of the wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff.


Makes no sense whatsoever, I like it.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby riverssong » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:03 pm UTC

AionArap wrote:
riverssong wrote:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:
udscbt wrote:
Spoiler:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


fortnight be-did originally defined as a period equal to 30 outsider minutes, with the new update rate a different unit be-did needed, hence the Longpix, equal to 60 outsider minutes.

I reckon-did that fortnight where defined as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between one frame and the next, but they be also defined as the metric version of the TimeFrames which be measured as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between two GONGs. The real problem be that since the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! hath sped up, the GONG (which wields the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!( be now acting wrong.

EDIT: it be-did awfully write-done, I hope it be a little gooder now


Should we go back to basics and leave the constant conversion? The idea behind pinning Newpix to 30 minutes was that it was to match the refreshrate of the comic, but as the refreshrate changed we could correct our units accordingly:
Newpix=Period of time equal to time between updates
TimeFrame=GONG time
Longpix=Newpix while refresh rate is slowed down


Then hwæt do we call the 30 minute periods that have been referred to as fortnight for the last 100+ pages? Oldpix?
Redefining units after the fact be rarely a good idea.

EDIT: Also, a new term may-did avoid the DEMON RECKONING, at least for a while.


No, leave the 30 minute periods as "fortnight" and call the NEW measurement "oldpix".

Then we woll be as consistent as the rest of the wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff.


maketh no sense whatsoever, I like it.


Maketh less sense after the text conversion. EVEN BETTER.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Valarya » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:05 pm UTC

Even the posting has slowed down @ weekend.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby udscbt » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:07 pm UTC

AionArap wrote:The origin of fortnight:

"18-19 half-hours (I humbly submit that we begin measuring Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! in "fortnight", equal to thirty standard minutes)"
— TheMulattoMaker

The watchers of the Magic Kingdom have-did started measuring Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! in half-hours.
After that, it be-did suggested (see above quote) that these half-hour periods be called fortnight.
So, fortnight be indeed hwæt the Outsiders woll-did call 30 minutes


EDIT: Added missing quote

That was before the various councils that have taken place in this thread. I'm not good at citing and I am too lazy to search in the thread, but I remember that, as a consequence of our rejection of the Outside, the newpix started corresponding to the exact moment when the frame changed.
On the other hand, I'm not too interested in Newpix as a Timewaiter, but I'm really concerned about TimeFrames.
Ok, I hereby create the "Congregatio pro Doctrina Temporis" and nominate myself its Prefect.
Now that I have the power, I declare that the GONG used to measure TimeFrames is actually the Ancestral GONG. The Ancestral GONG gongs just in time to allow the listener to see the frame change live, not before, not after.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Smithers » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:11 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:Even the posting hath slowed down @ weekend.

I suspect the postings have slowed down because the Americans are asleep.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Sedasa » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:14 pm UTC

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Valarya wrote:Even the posting hath slowed down @ weekend.

I suspect the postings have slowed down by cause the Americans be asleep.


That's true. We are a yappy bunch. :V
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby mscha » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:14 pm UTC

riverssong wrote:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:
udscbt wrote:
Spoiler:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


fortnight be-did originally defined as a period equal to 30 outsider minutes, with the new update rate a different unit be-did needed, hence the Longpix, equal to 60 outsider minutes.

I reckon-did that fortnight where defined as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between one frame and the next, but they be also defined as the metric version of the TimeFrames which be measured as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between two GONGs. The real problem be that since the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! hath sped up, the GONG (which wields the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!( be now acting wrong.

EDIT: it be-did awfully write-done, I hope it be a little gooder now


Should we go back to basics and leave the constant conversion? The idea behind pinning Newpix to 30 minutes was that it was to match the refreshrate of the comic, but as the refreshrate changed we could correct our units accordingly:
Newpix=Period of time equal to time between updates
TimeFrame=GONG time
Longpix=Newpix while refresh rate is slowed down


Then what do we call the 30 minute periods that have been referred to as newpіx for the last 100+ pages? Oldpix?
Redefining units after the fact be rarely a good idea.

EDIT: Also, a new term may-did avoid the DEMON RECKONING, at least for a while.


No, leave the 30 minute periods as "newpіx" and call the NEW measurement "oldpix".

Then we will be as consistent as the rest of the wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff.


No, a newpіx wаs and іs the tіme between two frames, and remains unchanged.
Іt's the definition of hour that hаs changed. An hour (oldhour) usеd to be two newpіx, and (newhour) іs now one newpіx.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby chem1190c » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:16 pm UTC

Oh me yarm!!!! someone broke it!
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Oh me yarm! The internet is broken!
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby sarcastro » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:18 pm UTC

freakin out -- 404 error on d1b3b1b6e23995a093377c5ddc044dd98a42a3ae1327c8b6620d51d2a7003c1d.png

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:18 pm UTC

chem1190c wrote:Gee Willikers!!!! someone broke it!
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Turn of Javascript, but you´ re right...

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Smithers » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:19 pm UTC

chem1190c wrote:Gee Willikers!!!! someone broke it!
Spoiler:
Screen shot STAR DATE 2245 at 11.13.38 be.png

I'm getting the same; interestingly http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png redirects to a valid image, but the image on the page returns a 404.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Valarya » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:20 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:
Valarya wrote:Even the posting hath slowed down @ weekend.

I suspect the postings have slowed down by cause the Americans be asleep.


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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby chem1190c » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:22 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Valarya wrote:Even the posting hath slowed down @ weekend.

I suspect the postings have slowed down by cause the Americans be asleep.


<- American. have-did coma a couple pages back (aka 18 old NPs or 9 new NPs ago).


I had a semi-coma, came back and now the internet is broken!

edit: and for those who are fans of the oxford coma: "I had a semi-coma, came back, and now the internet is broken!"

edit2: Come to think of it, why do they call it a semicolon anyway.. it's just as much a semicomma as it is a semicolon.
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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby cantab314 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:23 pm UTC

What the? It's gone!

I kept refreshing and it was briefly flashing up, before now staying put. Maybe this is the end though.

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:25 pm UTC

It's back

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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby chem1190c » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:28 pm UTC

PinkShinyRose wrote:it be back


Whew.. for a second there I was afraid I might actually do something productive today. Back to sandcastle watching!
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby WyldStallyns » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:29 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:
Valarya wrote:Even the posting hath slowed down @ weekend.

I suspect the postings have slowed down by cause the Americans be asleep.



It's 8:30-11:30 (In Outsider time) in America. Even if it is Saturday, most people don't sleep until noon :P Give it an hour or two though and everyone will be awake. Posting has probably slowed down due to it being Saturday though.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby chem1190c » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:31 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
riverssong wrote:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:
udscbt wrote:
Spoiler:
AionArap wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:Is there any consensus over whether Newpix are a constant with outside time being variable, or Newpix being equal to 30 outside minutes? Are Longpix a subset of Newpix during periods of accelerated outside time, or do they consist of two Newpix?


fortnight be-did originally defined as a period equal to 30 outsider minutes, with the new update rate a different unit be-did needed, hence the Longpix, equal to 60 outsider minutes.

I reckon-did that fortnight where defined as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between one frame and the next, but they be also defined as the metric version of the TimeFrames which be measured as the Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! between two GONGs. The real problem be that since the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! hath sped up, the GONG (which wields the Outside Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!( be now acting wrong.

EDIT: it be-did awfully write-done, I hope it be a little gooder now


Should we go back to basics and leave the constant conversion? The idea behind pinning Newpix to 30 minutes was that it was to match the refreshrate of the comic, but as the refreshrate changed we could correct our units accordingly:
Newpix=Period of time equal to time between updates
TimeFrame=GONG time
Longpix=Newpix while refresh rate is slowed down


Then hwæt do we call the 30 minute periods that have been referred to as newpіx for the last 100+ pages? Oldpix?
Redefining units after the fact be rarely a good idea.

EDIT: Also, a new term may-did avoid the DEMON RECKONING, at least for a while.


No, leave the 30 minute periods as "newpіx" and call the NEW measurement "oldpix".

Then we woll be as consistent as the rest of the wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-wibbly-wobbly stuff.


No, a newpіx wаs and іs the tіme between two frames, and remains unchanged.
Іt's the definition of hour that hаs changed. An hour (oldhour) usеd to be two newpіx, and (newhour) іs now one newpіx.


Oh man.. you mean we're a whole half-a-newhour away from the next newpixes*?

*newpix = plural, so newpixes = singular? Or did I miss a memo?
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby chem1190c » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:35 pm UTC

WyldStallyns wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Valarya wrote:Even the posting hath slowed down @ weekend.

I suspect the postings have slowed down by cause the Americans be asleep.



it be 8:30-11:30 (In Outsider Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!) in America. Even if it be Saturday, most folk don't sleep until noon :P Give it an hour or two though and everyone woll be awake. Posting hath probably slowed down due to it being Saturday though.


Of course, now that outsider time is accelerating by a factor of 2, we're only about a half-a-newhour away from it being sunday. We'll need some sort of leap-day to keep this from getting confusing. I propose that it will be sunday for two new-days in a row, followed by an extra wednesday prior to the start of a new-newweek.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby diego5wh » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:38 pm UTC

WyldStallyns wrote:
Smithers wrote:
Valarya wrote:Even the posting hath slowed down @ weekend.

I suspect the postings have slowed down by cause the Americans be asleep.



it be 8:30-11:30 (In Outsider Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!) in America. Even if it be Saturday, most folk don't sleep until noon :P Give it an hour or two though and everyone woll be awake. Posting hath probably slowed down due to it being Saturday though.

Outsider things yo!
surprisingly is easier to post at work (where I am already on the computer) than at home, where my outsider duties are non computer related.

Last night I was hoping that the rate of time change outside was only a glitch in our universe [I even filed a bug report] but it seems that the change is here to stay.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby SBN » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:45 pm UTC

chem1190c wrote:
Oh werman.. you mean we be a whole half-a-newhour away from the next newpixes*?

*fortnight = plural, so newpixes = singular? Or did I miss a memo?


One Newpix, Two Newpix. Like Moose. And yes, the Interpix now gives twice as long to do outsider things.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

udscbt wrote:
AionArap wrote:The origin of fortnight:

"18-19 half-hours (I humbly submit that we begin measuring Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! in "fortnight", equal to thirty standard minutes)"
— TheMulattoMaker

The watchers of the Magic Kingdom have-did started measuring Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! in half-hours.
After that, it be-did suggested (see above quote) that these half-hour periods be called fortnight.
So, fortnight be indeed hwæt the Outsiders woll-did call 30 minutes


EDIT: Added missing quote

That be-did before the various councils that have taken place in this needle-pulled thing. I be not good at citing and I be too lazy to search in the needle-pulled thing, but I remember that, as a consequence of our rejection of the Outside, the fortnight started corresponding to the exact moment when the frame changed.
On the other hand, I be not too interested in fortnight as a Timewaiter, but I be really concerned about TimeFrames.
all correct, I hereby create the "Congregatio pro Doctrina Temporis" and nominate myself its Prefect.
Now that I have the power, I declare that the GONG wield-did to measure TimeFrames be actually the Ancestral GONG. The Ancestral GONG gongs just in Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! to allow the listener to see the frame change live, not before, not after.


So that means the GONG needs to be slowed down?

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Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:47 pm UTC

Good lord, I coma for a good 8 hours and y'all only make 3 new pages? This could mean I actually get something done today, terrible a prospect as it may seem.
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Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Postby Smithers » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:53 pm UTC

chem1190c wrote:edit2: Come to reckon of it, why do they call it a semicolon anyway.. it be just as much a semicomma as it be a semicolon.

In INTERCAL, it's called a hybrid, which actually makes some sense.
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