1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:23 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
azule wrote:
Spoiler:
lmjb1964 wrote:
azule wrote:[spoiler]
lmjb1964 wrote:
jovialbard wrote:Geez I don't know how you guys keep running quotes of all the things you respond to. Particularly BlitzGirl, she rocks. (ok, couldn't find specifically what prompted this response, besides pretty much everything, so meh, meh I say, sir)


Well, you can start a reply, save the draft, and then add to it later. But what I've been doing (I'm sure there's a much fancier (and easier) way to do it) is quote someone, type my reply with any formatting I want so the code is in there (by this point I know most of the code so could probably type it in by hand, but I'm afraid I mess it up), and start a TextEdit document. Then I go back to the post till the next time I want to add something. Like I said, I'm sure there's a more elegant way, but that seems to work.


Hum. *be nice* I open "Quote" in a new tab, and every time I find a new quote, repeat. Then I copy-paste that new tab into the first tab's text box. Rinse-repeat. Though, when you're in the quote box you can scroll down the page and see the previous posts, there when you click "quote" it gets added straight into the box. That works best with recent posts.]


You mean, you were going to not be nice? I said there was probably a better way, and I've already told you I'm not the geekiest person around. I would hope you be nice about correcting things. *pouts*

I didn't know you could open a quote in a new tab. So, now I know. Thanks.

Oh, now I feel bad. :( It was just that I noticed the similarity to an xkcd comic (which I can't be bothered to find) where a solution was found that a geeky geek would sorta cringe at (I didn't cringe, but I had an urge to help you so you didn't have to do that any more, lol). I'm glad you learned something new now. And, sorry.

was thisit?


No, there was another one. I remember it, and it was hilarious. Hm, maybe I'll try to look that one up. But, no worries,and I do appreciate new knowledge! That is why I went to college, after all. (And Jupiter.) :D


I think you mean this one: http://xkcd.com/763/ I actually remembered the title of it, even. The thing is, among your average non-IT Joe/Josephine, I'm considered pretty tech-savvy. It's just among y'ins that I feel like a tech dork. But I'm learning stuff, which is cool!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Pikrass » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:24 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:
Pikrass wrote:
Valarya wrote:I hope you all are pointededly missing the point (??). Kid + that name = so so so wrong.

Hey, that's how she was conceived, after all...

Did I miss something? When did we decide her last name was 'Mort'?


The honourable Latent22, who gave her her first name.

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manvandmaan wrote:It's a little French girl?


I name her LaPetite!

Edit: sorry missed the e.
Edit2: her fathers last name is Mort by the way but she has taken her mothers name instead and this must never be mentioned again!


Though we don't have to keep it. Maybe we should organize a vote.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:26 pm UTC

First to post is cannon! Muahahaha, a rule for chaos!

edit: or, you know, canon if you prefer established facts over high velocity projectile dispensers.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Drakeesh » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:27 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:
Pikrass wrote:
Valarya wrote:I hope you all are pointededly missing the point (??). Kid + that name = so so so wrong.

Hey, that's how she was conceived, after all...

Did I miss something? When did we decide her last name was 'Mort'?


I don't think it was decided, only that it would be a very unfortunate name to have and hence, a great point of discussion.

Edit:
Missed:
Latent22 wrote:Edit2: her fathers last name is Mort by the way but she has taken her mothers name instead and this must never be mentioned again!


Just ignore me :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:36 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote:
manvandmaan wrote:Edit2: her fathers last name is Mort by the way but she has taken her mothers name instead and this must never be mentioned again!


Oops, missed that part. I quit reading after 'Mort'... Ignore me!! just not for forever
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:46 pm UTC

For azule:
Spoiler:
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With all apologies to Lord Randall. And azule and I aren't related, but still.

And you do NOT want to know how I did that.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:00 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:
Spoiler:
lmjb1964 wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
azule wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:
azule wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:
jovialbard wrote:Geez I don't know how you guys keep running quotes of all the things you respond to. Particularly BlitzGirl, she rocks. (ok, couldn't find specifically what prompted this response, besides pretty much everything, so meh, meh I say, sir)


Well, you can start a reply, save the draft, and then add to it later. But what I've been doing (I'm sure there's a much fancier (and easier) way to do it) is quote someone, type my reply with any formatting I want so the code is in there (by this point I know most of the code so could probably type it in by hand, but I'm afraid I mess it up), and start a TextEdit document. Then I go back to the post till the next time I want to add something. Like I said, I'm sure there's a more elegant way, but that seems to work.


Hum. *be nice* I open "Quote" in a new tab, and every time I find a new quote, repeat. Then I copy-paste that new tab into the first tab's text box. Rinse-repeat. Though, when you're in the quote box you can scroll down the page and see the previous posts, there when you click "quote" it gets added straight into the box. That works best with recent posts.]


You mean, you were going to not be nice? I said there was probably a better way, and I've already told you I'm not the geekiest person around. I would hope you be nice about correcting things. *pouts*

I didn't know you could open a quote in a new tab. So, now I know. Thanks.

Oh, now I feel bad. :( It was just that I noticed the similarity to an xkcd comic (which I can't be bothered to find) where a solution was found that a geeky geek would sorta cringe at (I didn't cringe, but I had an urge to help you so you didn't have to do that any more, lol). I'm glad you learned something new now. And, sorry.

was thisit?


No, there was another one. I remember it, and it was hilarious. Hm, maybe I'll try to look that one up. But, no worries,and I do appreciate new knowledge! That is why I went to college, after all. (And Jupiter.) :D


I think you mean this one: http://xkcd.com/763/ I actually remembered the title of it, even. The thing is, among your average non-IT Joe/Josephine, I'm considered pretty tech-savvy. It's just among y'ins that I feel like a tech dork. But I'm learning stuff, which is cool!

I did indeed mean that one. :) I'm glad we're cool again.

lmjb1964 wrote:For azule:
Spoiler:
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With all apologies to Lord Randall. And azule and I aren't related, but still.

And you do NOT want to know how I did that.

HAHA! I felt bad, remember! Now I don't know how to feel!
One problem, I never asked how you did it. You just volunteered! How do you stop that? lol.
Edit: I've been reading this thread, it's so cool to be in one of them now. hehe. 8-) p.s. we need more OTT related comic remixes. :)

Angelastic wrote:I haven't even read them all yet, but here are some of my favourite unintentional haiku from this thread

Cool. This would look good as a little quote box on the Book of Time wiki, placed on the newpix page they came from.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:02 pm UTC

Drakeesh wrote:I don't think it was decided, only that it would be a very unfortunate name to have and hence, a great point of discussion.


Since the SCR* allows dating for 14-year-olds, at least for some age of "kid" a discussion is, indeed, possible.
And regarding the wide diversity on all Time Followers' Nationalities, we could start with a round-up on legal matters, before put the lable of morality on a certain age.

On a side note: IKEA sells a children's bed named "Gutvik". However the Swedish pronounciation (~ /goued-wegg/) clearly states otherwise, in some European countries the chosen name written down has a... somewhat irritating touch.



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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:03 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:06 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:12 pm UTC

The one thing about knowing that BlitzGirl is coming is that when you write something stupid or embarrassing, you know somebody is going to read it, again. Now that I've actually done the due diligence of a google search I have to go back and edit a disclaimer into my posts about that name.

To avoid double post: I think Megan is thinking "Hmm, what am I going to do about you, water."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:19 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:I haven't even read them all yet, but here are some of my favourite unintentional haiku from this thread (as found by a little app I wrote on Sunday, which I'll probably put online in a couple of timeframes if I don't get too distracted by this thread. I should probably add a text export to it so I can just dump the whole lot of them on you.)

Spoiler:
I kinda hope it's
as simplistic as it seems,
but it may not be.

They'll spend a lifetime
building a world from scratch and
grow old together.

Oh my God, watching
this comic is so thrilling
and... time consuming.

I have a feeling
that this won't be some thing that
just ends by next week.

I was hoping for
something different, like a knight
to go with the rook.

I think Randall is
trying to say that they are
having a baby.

I hope he gets back
with the sandwiches soon ... she'll
be getting hungry.

He's been 'waiting' for
his free time, we're gonna be
waiting for the end.

It explains how we
are imprisoned by the works
we have created.

And so castles made
of sand melts into the sea,
eventually...

I personally
think this really will go on
for months, if not years.

I've just got to work
and am ready for a day
of hardcore waiting.

and its all because
of everyone else out there
watching and waiting.

Or there's always the
feathered velciraptors, waves, <--the misspelling makes it the right number of syllables. I'm disappointed this one isn't real now.
lions or hat guy.

And that seems to be
the precise formula to
keep us addicted.

This comic may not
turn out to be something you
can really wait through.

Your suggestions would
have ruined the mystery
in the beginning.

Clearly this means that
Randall has been diagnosed
with psoriasis.

I didn't really
know if it had changed or not,
but it captured me.

We want it to stay
around forever, just like
a real sandcastle.

I find it hard to
believe that he'd expect us
to go so crazy.

Surely this is the
most important of all the
frames, it sets the scene!

In the new one, the
entire castle shifted
a bit to the right.

...running out of... things
to analyze... life support,
failing... send... new... frame...

On that note, I think
we may be just a bit off
topic at this point.

I searched for a while
but after 20 minutes
I could not find it.

Over 300
people with way too many
newpix on their hands.

I think I believe
in a religion for the
first Time in my life.

And bombard the two
sandcastles with whatever
a trebuchet hurls.

Woke up to see the
thread go from page 56
to 71.

People can't be arsed
to read back any further
than the current page?

Also, Gee Willikers,
did I just coin a name for
a new religion?

Proving that Time will
pass you by when you aren't
paying attention.

We found that he joined
her and they built up their world
together again.

I'm not predicting
anything, merely keeping
all options open.

You have to swim through
the sea of semen to reach
the sea of bacon

We can easily
reach 7 pages, but 8
seems unlikely....wat...

Cue ball is going
to suicide in the sea
of pregnant babies!

The solemn postures
and their distance apart tells
me something is wrong.

Just trying to keep
people awake until the
next frame is displayed.

Too bad someone else
said the same thing at around
20 newpages

This goes to show just
how far we will go to put
meaning into things

I'm pretty sure I
just saw him move, but its been
less than a newpix.

Please enlighten me,
good sirs and madams: What the
bleeding hell happened?

As a Cardinal,
I believe it is my vote
that decides the pope.

His fingertips are
holding onto the cracks in
their Magic Kingdom.

That's me not doing
anything productive for
the rest of the day


This. is. Fabulous.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:23 pm UTC

....And when Megan is looking at a remote (castle? river?) I have been making more woodworking tools, and could not resist the temptation to dedicate one handle to OTC :D One ISwCSMO* to whoever recognises the timeframe it is inspired by!

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[Edit:] Had to include this:
lmjb1964 wrote:
Angelastic wrote:I haven't even read them all yet, but here are some of my favourite unintentional haiku from this thread (as found by a little app I wrote on Sunday, which I'll probably put online in a couple of timeframes if I don't get too distracted by this thread. I should probably add a text export to it so I can just dump the whole lot of them on you.)

Spoiler:
I kinda hope it's
as simplistic as it seems,
but it may not be.

They'll spend a lifetime
building a world from scratch and
grow old together.

Oh my God, watching
this comic is so thrilling
and... time consuming.

I have a feeling
that this won't be some thing that
just ends by next week.

I was hoping for
something different, like a knight
to go with the rook.

I think Randall is
trying to say that they are
having a baby.

I hope he gets back
with the sandwiches soon ... she'll
be getting hungry.

He's been 'waiting' for
his free time, we're gonna be
waiting for the end.

It explains how we
are imprisoned by the works
we have created.

And so castles made
of sand melts into the sea,
eventually...

I personally
think this really will go on
for months, if not years.

I've just got to work
and am ready for a day
of hardcore waiting.

and its all because
of everyone else out there
watching and waiting.

Or there's always the
feathered velciraptors, waves, <--the misspelling makes it the right number of syllables. I'm disappointed this one isn't real now.
lions or hat guy.

And that seems to be
the precise formula to
keep us addicted.

This comic may not
turn out to be something you
can really wait through.

Your suggestions would
have ruined the mystery
in the beginning.

Clearly this means that
Randall has been diagnosed
with psoriasis.

I didn't really
know if it had changed or not,
but it captured me.

We want it to stay
around forever, just like
a real sandcastle.

I find it hard to
believe that he'd expect us
to go so crazy.

Surely this is the
most important of all the
frames, it sets the scene!

In the new one, the
entire castle shifted
a bit to the right.

...running out of... things
to analyze... life support,
failing... send... new... frame...

On that note, I think
we may be just a bit off
topic at this point.

I searched for a while
but after 20 minutes
I could not find it.

Over 300
people with way too many
newpix on their hands.

I think I believe
in a religion for the
first Time in my life.

And bombard the two
sandcastles with whatever
a trebuchet hurls.

Woke up to see the
thread go from page 56
to 71.

People can't be arsed
to read back any further
than the current page?

Also, Gee Willikers,
did I just coin a name for
a new religion?

Proving that Time will
pass you by when you aren't
paying attention.

We found that he joined
her and they built up their world
together again.

I'm not predicting
anything, merely keeping
all options open.

You have to swim through
the sea of semen to reach
the sea of bacon

We can easily
reach 7 pages, but 8
seems unlikely....wat...

Cue ball is going
to suicide in the sea
of pregnant babies!

The solemn postures
and their distance apart tells
me something is wrong.

Just trying to keep
people awake until the
next frame is displayed.

Too bad someone else
said the same thing at around
20 newpages

This goes to show just
how far we will go to put
meaning into things

I'm pretty sure I
just saw him move, but its been
less than a newpix.

Please enlighten me,
good sirs and madams: What the
bleeding hell happened?

As a Cardinal,
I believe it is my vote
that decides the pope.

His fingertips are
holding onto the cracks in
their Magic Kingdom.

That's me not doing
anything productive for
the rest of the day


This. is. Fabulous.

Absolutely. Most. Epic. of all Time(?)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:35 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:
Angelastic wrote:I haven't even read them all yet, but here are some of my favourite unintentional haiku from this thread (as found by a little app I wrote on Sunday, which I'll probably put online in a couple of timeframes if I don't get too distracted by this thread. I should probably add a text export to it so I can just dump the whole lot of them on you.)

Spoiler:
I kinda hope it's
as simplistic as it seems,
but it may not be.

They'll spend a lifetime
building a world from scratch and
grow old together.

Oh my God, watching
this comic is so thrilling
and... time consuming.

I have a feeling
that this won't be some thing that
just ends by next week.

I was hoping for
something different, like a knight
to go with the rook.

I think Randall is
trying to say that they are
having a baby.

I hope he gets back
with the sandwiches soon ... she'll
be getting hungry.

He's been 'waiting' for
his free time, we're gonna be
waiting for the end.

It explains how we
are imprisoned by the works
we have created.

And so castles made
of sand melts into the sea,
eventually...

I personally
think this really will go on
for months, if not years.

I've just got to work
and am ready for a day
of hardcore waiting.

and its all because
of everyone else out there
watching and waiting.

Or there's always the
feathered velciraptors, waves, <--the misspelling makes it the right number of syllables. I'm disappointed this one isn't real now.
lions or hat guy.

And that seems to be
the precise formula to
keep us addicted.

This comic may not
turn out to be something you
can really wait through.

Your suggestions would
have ruined the mystery
in the beginning.

Clearly this means that
Randall has been diagnosed
with psoriasis.

I didn't really
know if it had changed or not,
but it captured me.

We want it to stay
around forever, just like
a real sandcastle.

I find it hard to
believe that he'd expect us
to go so crazy.

Surely this is the
most important of all the
frames, it sets the scene!

In the new one, the
entire castle shifted
a bit to the right.

...running out of... things
to analyze... life support,
failing... send... new... frame...

On that note, I think
we may be just a bit off
topic at this point.

I searched for a while
but after 20 minutes
I could not find it.

Over 300
people with way too many
newpix on their hands.

I think I believe
in a religion for the
first Time in my life.

And bombard the two
sandcastles with whatever
a trebuchet hurls.

Woke up to see the
thread go from page 56
to 71.

People can't be arsed
to read back any further
than the current page?

Also, Gee Willikers,
did I just coin a name for
a new religion?

Proving that Time will
pass you by when you aren't
paying attention.

We found that he joined
her and they built up their world
together again.

I'm not predicting
anything, merely keeping
all options open.

You have to swim through
the sea of semen to reach
the sea of bacon

We can easily
reach 7 pages, but 8
seems unlikely....wat...

Cue ball is going
to suicide in the sea
of pregnant babies!

The solemn postures
and their distance apart tells
me something is wrong.

Just trying to keep
people awake until the
next frame is displayed.

Too bad someone else
said the same thing at around
20 newpages

This goes to show just
how far we will go to put
meaning into things

I'm pretty sure I
just saw him move, but its been
less than a newpix.

Please enlighten me,
good sirs and madams: What the
bleeding hell happened?

As a Cardinal,
I believe it is my vote
that decides the pope.

His fingertips are
holding onto the cracks in
their Magic Kingdom.

That's me not doing
anything productive for
the rest of the day


This. is. Fabulous.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby RobIrr » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:35 pm UTC

thirds wrote:Just for fun: running the thread text through a markov chain app:
--snip--


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:37 pm UTC

Jafloi wrote:....And when Megan is looking at a remote (castle? river?) I have been making more woodworking tools, and could not resist the temptation to dedicate one handle to OTC :D One ISwCSMO* to whoever recognises the timeframe it is inspired by!


Frame 52, surely?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:44 pm UTC

mscha wrote:I made my collection of frames, downloaded as they appear, temporarily available here. Feel free to use those for (further) comparison.
(No, I don't have the original first frame either, I downloaded that one from some source that has the presumed copy, probably aubronwood.)



Thanks mscha!! I downloaded your frame 20 from there and compared it to the current frame. And his head moved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Randall changed his head direction 15 hours after it was released!

Ok and I have even more scary news... soon after I posted my graph and such showing when he changed his frames ALL the images on the server seem to have been updated. I checked all the new frames and got these dates:
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Time790.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:06
Time791.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:08
Time792.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:09
Time793.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:13
Time794.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:14
Time795.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:16
Time796.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:17
Time797.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:21
Time798.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:22
Time799.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:24
Time800.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:25
Time801.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:29
Time802.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:30
Time803.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:32
Time804.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:33
Time805.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:37
Time806.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:38
Time807.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:40
Time808.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:41
Time809.png: 2013-04-22T01:27:45

but he also updated all the old frames as well and overwrote all the Create and modify timestamps. Possibly to hide this but who knows. Also these dates don't have all the same date in a batch but a few seconds between each date which is new!

Here is the current frame 20 from xkcd site:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:46 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote:but he also updated all the old frames as well and overwrote all the Create and modify timestamps. Possibly to hide this but who knows. Also these dates don't have all the same date in a batch but a few seconds between each date which is new!

Here is the current frame 20 from xkcd site:
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I'm willing to bet it is because his head is disconnected in the previous image.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:48 pm UTC

descor wrote:
Jafloi wrote:....And when Megan is looking at a remote (castle? river?) I have been making more woodworking tools, and could not resist the temptation to dedicate one handle to OTC :D One ISwCSMO* to whoever recognises the timeframe it is inspired by!


Frame 52, surely?

http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/?frame=52


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:50 pm UTC

Caswallon wrote:I'm willing to bet it is because his head is disconnected in the previous image.


Good spotting. He probably didn't like it and changed it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:52 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote:
Caswallon wrote:I'm willing to bet it is because his head is disconnected in the previous image.


Good spotting. He probably didn't like it and changed it.


But why turn the head, then?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:54 pm UTC

Jafloi wrote:
descor wrote:
Jafloi wrote:....And when Megan is looking at a remote (castle? river?) I have been making more woodworking tools, and could not resist the temptation to dedicate one handle to OTC :D One ISwCSMO* to whoever recognises the timeframe it is inspired by!


Frame 52, surely?

http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/?frame=52


Sure, has to come up with a trickier next time... Here is the ISwCSMO **give give**, enjoy imagine eating the imaginary Sandwich with Chicken Salad, want some of the Optional Mayo?


Ooh mayo, yes please! Yum yum

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:57 pm UTC

As I was getting ready for work today, I was pondering a dream I had about posting in the forum (really!),and came up with a new whole new interpretation of the old theory about Megan being pregnan. Hear me out. At the beginning, M and C were "fooling around" in the sand, just having a good time. At the end, C leaves, saying, "It's been fun!" (Typical male.*)

But Megan keeps on building (gestating). At some point they both realize that M is creating something big, and C comes back to help (thought M is still doing most of the work.) But then C leaves. Did he get scared off by impending fatherhood? Is he off at Ikea getting supplies to build a nursery?

Meanwhile, M finally tires and takes a nap. During the nap, she dreams of/is visited by the teenage version of her not-yet-born daughter (anyone remember that episode of Northern Exposure?), who for some reason is French. Or maybe just likes berets. The dream child disappears when M is awakened by the castle falling, which of course is a symbol of her water breaking. This is where my interpretation breaks down a bit (because up till now it was unquestionably correct), since I don't think most women would just stand there after their water broke.

Anyway, that's my theory. I better hurry up and post it before the newpix proves me wrong. (Or WRONG!)


* There are of course many males who are not like this, so maybe I should say stereotypical male.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:58 pm UTC

Jafloi wrote:
Latent22 wrote:
Caswallon wrote:I'm willing to bet it is because his head is disconnected in the previous image.

Good spotting. He probably didn't like it and changed it.

But why turn the head, then?

May have been the original intention, plus Megan is just sitting up and it seems natural that he would look.
It seems to fit better in the initial sequence of frames.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:01 pm UTC

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Edit: Apologizing for double posting, but seemed appropriate for the newpix.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby bheliker » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:09 pm UTC

Jafloi wrote:....And when Megan is looking at a remote (castle? river?) I have been making more woodworking tools, and could not resist the temptation to dedicate one handle to OTC :D One ISwCSMO* to whoever recognises the timeframe it is inspired by!



I need to make these as tap handles now.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:16 pm UTC

Goodness! I leave for a coma and a few hours of Outsider education and a whole new character arrives!

I must agree with the title of La Petite (LaPetite) for her, but knowing what appending "Mort" to her name would mean, propose a few alternatives. I'm not a native French speaker (though I have taken 2.5 years of it) so pardon me if I propose something completely rediculous.

- La Fillette (the little girl)
- La Faible (the little one, again, though with a connotation of "fallible" or "weak" - might be judging her character in advance too much)
- Megan - get it...little megan...never mind.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:19 pm UTC

Caswallon wrote:THONGSONGGG
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At first glance it's exactly the same as two newpix ago, but it isn't:
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Aside from Megan's slightly moved position, there's also a teeny tiny bit of sea level rise.

Caswallon wrote:Edit: Apologizing for double posting, but seemed appropriate for the newpix.

It might be just me, but I don't think the “double posting” rule really applies in such cases. Sure, if you have one more thing to say about the thing you just posted, then edit, instead of posting a new reply. But if it's an entirely different post, or a reply to a different topic, then is it really a problem if it's a new post? I don't think so.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:34 pm UTC

Edit: to prove my above point...

Latent22 wrote:
mscha wrote:I made my collection of frames, downloaded as they appear, temporarily available here. Feel free to use those for (further) comparison.
(No, I don't have the original first frame either, I downloaded that one from some source that has the presumed copy, probably aubronwood.)

Thanks mscha!! I downloaded your frame 20 from there and compared it to the current frame. And his head moved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Randall changed his head direction 15 hours after it was released!

Good catch!
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I see two possible explanations:
  • Randall: hmm, Cueball's head is detached on this frame. Erase head. Draw new head. That it's pointing the other way now, just a coincidence.
  • Cueball has been just off-screen building a time machine, this whole time. He just finished and traveled back to frame 20. Frame 20's version of Cueball hears a strange, TARDIS-like noise and turns his head.
When I apply the OTC-universe version of Occam's Razor, it's obvious that the second explanation is the right one.

Edit: too bad it's Monday. I now want to write a script to structurally test all frames for changes. But I really shouldn't until the weekend, plenty of Real Outside Work to do. :?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:41 pm UTC

azule wrote:HAHA! I felt bad, remember! Now I don't know how to feel!
One problem, I never asked how you did it. You just volunteered! How do you stop that? lol.
Edit: I've been reading this thread, it's so cool to be in one of them now. hehe. 8-) p.s. we need more OTT related comic remixes. :)


Well, you definitely shouldn't feel bad. Life's too short to feel bad about something as silly as that. :) And I did volunteer the info. I mean, it does work. And as for how to stop it, well, I guess you would have to go back in Time to post your method before I posted my method. But hey, Blitzgirl needed a few more posts to read.

I didn't know about that other thread. That's great. Only thing is, in trying to not be funny, they end up being funny in a whole different way.

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....And when Megan is looking at a remote (castle? river?) I have been making more woodworking tools, and could not resist the temptation to dedicate one handle to OTC :D One ISwCSMO* to whoever recognises the timeframe it is inspired by!

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These are so great. Lightscribe is a great title, but I wish I could come up with a longer title that honors the fact that you're so good with wood.* I thought about "Lightscribe and creator of fine wooden products," but that makes it sound like you're an Ethan Allen store.

*That's what she said.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:42 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote:My previous text was hard to understand so i've done a cool graph that shows his modifications compared to when they were released.

You will notice all the times he has changed things just before they get released!. There is even one frame where it seems he modified it AFTER it was released. So there is possible now two versions of this frame out there....

You can also see the steping line where he does more batches.

And also because of these last minute edits it suggests that it is in fact dynamic and he is changing and adding to it before it comes out. That would suggest that even if we knew the hash we would only get a little way ahead until we reach the point of Time that has not been written yet. So this means the future is not fixed and Megan/Cueball have free will etc. Someone could look at all the last minute changed Frames and see if their is anything important that he might have changed. Some of them are text frames and he may have just changed the dialog last minute.


Ok this is kind of interesting. I posted this graph showing the modified times at 3:43 UTC Time and then someone changed all the images again and covered up the Create/Modified Times in a range from 5:07 UTC to 5:27 UTC. Note this complete reset had not been done at any time in the past except updates to the CreateTime on the first batch of images. Modified Date had never been fiddled with before it seems.

So STOP STUFFING WITH US RANDALL!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:54 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote:
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Latent22 wrote:My previous text was hard to understand so i've done a cool graph that shows his modifications compared to when they were released.

You will notice all the times he has changed things just before they get released!. There is even one frame where it seems he modified it AFTER it was released. So there is possible now two versions of this frame out there....

You can also see the steping line where he does more batches.

And also because of these last minute edits it suggests that it is in fact dynamic and he is changing and adding to it before it comes out. That would suggest that even if we knew the hash we would only get a little way ahead until we reach the point of Time that has not been written yet. So this means the future is not fixed and Megan/Cueball have free will etc. Someone could look at all the last minute changed Frames and see if their is anything important that he might have changed. Some of them are text frames and he may have just changed the dialog last minute.


Ok this is kind of interesting. I posted this graph showing the modified times at 3:43 UTC Time and then someone changed all the images again and covered up the Create/Modified Times in a range from 5:07 UTC to 5:27 UTC. Note this complete reset had not been done at any time in the past except updates to the CreateTime on the first batch of images. Modified Date had never been fiddled with before it seems.

So STOP STUFFING WITH US RANDALL!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:21 pm UTC

Wow, enough activity during my coma/outside-times that by the time I catch up, it's nearly time to coma again. Anyway, here goes for the obligatory catch-up-replies-walltext-post.
Latent22 wrote:Another interesting thing about the DateTime stamps in the OTC PNG files is that it has the TimeZone info as well:

%tEXtdate:create 2013-04-13T07:55:05-04:00 %tEXtdate:modify 2013-04-13T07:55:05-04:00

We can see that the timezone is -04:00 which means 4 hours behind UTC time which would be PST which sounds about right.

Another interesting fact is that PNG files do not need a timestamp. PNG's i've Created by Photoshop do not seem to have these clear text DateTime's in them. So whatever he is using is adding them on. Also many of the files in a sequence all have identical times (with a few exceptions). This means they either have fake time stamps or were all last proccessed as a very fast batch process. The dates go down to 1 second of accuracy so if we look hard enough we may find them jump one second and this would tell us it is a batch process and the timestamps are real world and not made up.

I find it odd that no-one has paid much attention to the fact that the create times are later than the modify times. To me, this suggests that the images are created in some intermediate format before converting to PNG. The files are converted to PNG by a tool which saves the original file's "mtime" and "ctime" fields in the date:modify and date:create fields. This behaviour is reasonable on Windows, but a Unix(-like) system typically uses the ctime field to store the "inode change time". (This is different to the "modification time" in that it stores physical, rather than logical, modification time. E.g. renaming or moving a file alters the inode but not the file contents. Thus the ctime is greater than the mtime. The PNG creation tool is unprepared for this meaning and produces slightly odd-looking timestamps in the file.

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It does not look as nice as I hoped (maybe I should take the Top30 or Top40, at least that would make it more colorful) and it basically is a giant mess - wanted to share it anyway (sry for the huge picture)

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Basically, Randall is conducting an experiment on how much we trust him to have some meaningful comic.


Except that it's more effort for him to continue the comic than for us to keep up with it. If that's what's happened then he's trapped himself more than us. This forum will continue whilst there are updates: there are so many of us in so many different timezones, that there's no real danger of this thread drying up while there's content to discuss.

Also - I don't know how many people left here expect the ENDING of this comic to have some great significance. I don't think there's much 'figuring out' to do. Almost all of the predictions have stopped. It seems to be about the journey rather than the destination.

Indeed; the title text did not mearly state that it would occur, but that we should wait for it. In the end, the wait shall prove more important than any it ever could.

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jovialbard wrote:Geez I don't know how you guys keep running quotes of all the things you respond to. Particularly BlitzGirl, she rocks. (ok, couldn't find specifically what prompted this response, besides pretty much everything, so meh, meh I say, sir)


Well, you can start a reply, save the draft, and then add to it later. But what I've been doing (I'm sure there's a much fancier (and easier) way to do it) is quote someone, type my reply with any formatting I want so the code is in there (by this point I know most of the code so could probably type it in by hand, but I'm afraid I mess it up), and start a TextEdit document. Then I go back to the post till the next time I want to add something. Like I said, I'm sure there's a more elegant way, but that seems to work.


Hum. *be nice* I open "Quote" in a new tab, and every time I find a new quote, repeat. Then I copy-paste that new tab into the first tab's text box. Rinse-repeat. Though, when you're in the quote box you can scroll down the page and see the previous posts, there when you click "quote" it gets added straight into the box. That works best with recent posts.]


You mean, you were going to not be nice? I said there was probably a better way, and I've already told you I'm not the geekiest person around. I would hope you be nice about correcting things. *pouts*

I didn't know you could open a quote in a new tab. So, now I know. Thanks.

Oh, now I feel bad. :( It was just that I noticed the similarity to an xkcd comic (which I can't be bothered to find) where a solution was found that a geeky geek would sorta cringe at (I didn't cringe, but I had an urge to help you so you didn't have to do that any more, lol). I'm glad you learned something new now. And, sorry.

was thisit?


No, there was another one. I remember it, and it was hilarious. Hm, maybe I'll try to look that one up. But, no worries,and I do appreciate new knowledge! That is why I went to college, after all. (And Jupiter.) :D


I think you mean this one: http://xkcd.com/763/ I actually remembered the title of it, even. The thing is, among your average non-IT Joe/Josephine, I'm considered pretty tech-savvy. It's just among y'ins that I feel like a tech dork. But I'm learning stuff, which is cool!

Made me think of http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Classic-WTF-The-Indexer.aspx.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:26 pm UTC

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Angelastic wrote:I haven't even read them all yet, but here are some of my favourite unintentional haiku from this thread

Cool. This would look good as a little quote box on the Book of Time wiki, placed on the newpix page they came from.

:) Well, if anyone else wants to find haiku and add them to the wiki, here's the app I used (for Mac OS X 10.6 or later.) I'm going comatose, so naturally the aforelinked app will have some obvious, immediate error that I won't be able to fix for many timeframes. Sosumi.

Edit: direct link to app (well, it's on box.com, but that's as direct as it's going to get until I can remember my ftp password. Ugh, you need flash to get the download link? What was I thinking? Why aren't I comatose?) because who likes blogspam?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby vvn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:16 am UTC

AK49BWL wrote:This really is a great thread. It pulled me out of hiding, it must be something... :lol:

I think that qualifies you for Cardinalship.
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Sciscitor wrote:
No, no. The hashes aren't computed, the differential images are computed on the fly (and cached afterwards).

And they would be more around 600k anyway...

Ah. A much better implementation. (And, more work.) Nice. Still gets a hat tip.

My 300K was assuming people would only compare earlier-in-time/later-in-time.
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My mission is documenting, not commenting.

You don't tell me what to post and I won't tell you what to post. Deal?

I think -ONG's are part of the fun for some. I was quandaried recently as I thought I had the first frame post, and hadn't thought of an -ong. Posted anyway, and was ninja'd. I think the vibe of the thread would best be stated "Play if you want, if not, no worries." Maybe there will be a competition between the ong-ers and the non-ong-ers. Cheer for your favorite team. It's all fun.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:18 am UTC

Smithers wrote:
Latent22 wrote:Another interesting thing about the DateTime stamps in the OTC PNG files is that it has the TimeZone info as well:

%tEXtdate:create 2013-04-13T07:55:05-04:00 %tEXtdate:modify 2013-04-13T07:55:05-04:00

We can see that the timezone is -04:00 which means 4 hours behind UTC time which would be PST which sounds about right.

Another interesting fact is that PNG files do not need a timestamp. PNG's i've Created by Photoshop do not seem to have these clear text DateTime's in them. So whatever he is using is adding them on. Also many of the files in a sequence all have identical times (with a few exceptions). This means they either have fake time stamps or were all last proccessed as a very fast batch process. The dates go down to 1 second of accuracy so if we look hard enough we may find them jump one second and this would tell us it is a batch process and the timestamps are real world and not made up.

I find it odd that no-one has paid much attention to the fact that the create times are later than the modify times. To me, this suggests that the images are created in some intermediate format before converting to PNG. The files are converted to PNG by a tool which saves the original file's "mtime" and "ctime" fields in the date:modify and date:create fields. This behaviour is reasonable on Windows, but a Unix(-like) system typically uses the ctime field to store the "inode change time". (This is different to the "modification time" in that it stores physical, rather than logical, modification time. E.g. renaming or moving a file alters the inode but not the file contents. Thus the ctime is greater than the mtime. The PNG creation tool is unprepared for this meaning and produces slightly odd-looking timestamps in the file.


Well from my research I found that the Create times which when the comic started were in fact in the past at 25th were at some point updated to the 27th but the modified times stayed the same. When the create dates all jumped to 27th the images were also reprocessed in some way and the Time zone changed. So my guess is the images were re generated on the 27th on a different computer/process and this is why they got new create times. Nothing was really in the future as it was past that time. But yeah it is a bit weird to have a create time after a mod time. It's just the way the processing changed it though.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby vvn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:25 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:Well from my research I found that the Create times which when the comic started were in fact in the past at 25th were at some point updated to the 27th but the modified times stayed the same. When the create dates all jumped to 27th the images were also reprocessed in some way and the Time zone changed. So my guess is the images were re generated on the 27th on a different computer/process and this is why they got new create times. Nothing was really in the future as it was past that time. But yeah it is a bit weird to have a create time after a mod time. It's just the way the processing changed it though.

It's possible that high demand caused some server shifting, and the images acquired new dates. (Trying for an explanation without any black hat input.)


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