1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:10 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby vvn » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:21 am UTC

In a couple weeks the number of newpix will exceed the number of comics.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:27 am UTC

vvn wrote:In a couple weeks the number of newpix will exceed the number of comics.

Though it is possible that there will be only 1190 frames/newpix and then it will end...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:37 am UTC

vvn wrote:In a couple weeks the number of newpix will exceed the number of comics.

Maybe that's what...
we're waiting for.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:56 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
vvn wrote:In a couple weeks the number of newpix will exceed the number of comics.

Maybe that's what...
we're waiting for.


I'd like to hope it continues indefinitely. But it can't last forever!1

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:59 am UTC

As a follow up my previous research into the create/modify time stamps embedded in each from of the OTC I just re checked all the current frames. Since I last checked two days ago Randall has gone and updated all the frames again and they have all changed now.

Originally the create time was Largely wrong but the modify date I'm 95% confident was very accurate and showed us when different frames were actually made. Then an hour or two after I posted my findings here the all got changed to the 22nd of April with times increasing at a few seconds difference per frame from 01:07 to 01:30 am. At that point we lost all the real modified times but each frame had a different time. Now after downloading them again they now all have the same mod/create time of 2013-04-22 1:07:25 except for 11 random frames which have 2013-04-22 1:30:40. These frames are 124,143,148,163,170,191,313,383,388,427 and 842. I have no idea why Randall has singled out these frames for different treatment or why the dates have changed again.

My only guess is that the images may be hosted on different physical servers and so depending on dns or other load balancing measures we can be downloading different versions of the comic frames at different times. And different servers may have different time stamps in the images.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:02 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:06 am UTC

Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:08 am UTC

They keep staring at us!! Stop trying to look into our souls Randall!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:12 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:They keep staring at us!! Please stop trying to look into stealing our souls oh Great Lord Randall! Have mercy!

FTFY
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:22 am UTC

buffygirl wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

Edits: found name of asteroid. Then fixed typo.

That could end badly.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby diego5wh » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:23 am UTC

I haven't been here in so many timeframes. the Tread feels so different... and yet is still equally strange, I am glad that a name for the "new" character was chosen. I think that soon my outsider duties would be completed and then I can wait.. for ... it..
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby vvn » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:28 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:29 am UTC

OTC, how can I 'xplain it, I'll take it frame by frame it, to have you all jumping, shouting, saying it. O is for One, T is for True, Scratch your temple...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:35 am UTC

vvn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!


Suddenly, this book seems more interesting. I had to read an excerpt for a French assignment, but perhaps I'll go and read the whole thing.

After all, Le Petit Prince and La Petite could potentially be chums!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Tova » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:40 am UTC

If Randall isn't conducting an elaborate social experiment with this comic, he should be. This thread is about ten times as fascinating to watch as the comic.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:41 am UTC

vvn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!

ChronosDragon wrote:
vvn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!


Suddenly, this book seems more interesting. I had to read an excerpt for a French assignment, but perhaps I'll go and read the whole thing.

After all, Le Petit Prince and La Petite could potentially be chums!

Both of you should be quoting buffygirl where you instead quote me.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Goggalor » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:59 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
vvn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!


Suddenly, this book seems more interesting. I had to read an excerpt for a French assignment, but perhaps I'll go and read the whole thing.

After all, Le Petit Prince and La Petite could potentially be chums!

It really is a fantastic little story. It's been one of my favorites ever since I was little.

And I don't think Asteroid B-612 has the necessary mass to maintain a sea (or an atmosphere).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:00 am UTC

SSSTRONG!

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Edit: Wow, I wasn't ninja'd! This is the first time I've been paying attention on the newpix in a while...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby siecraticmethod » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:00 am UTC

Edit: Someone beat me to it. I wonder what it is! At least they're as curious as we are.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kazza3 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:05 am UTC

I don't wish to admit how excited that newpix made me.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:05 am UTC

Goggalor wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
vvn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:Maybe it's Asteroid B-612.

From "Le petit prince":
The narrator explains that, as a young boy, he once drew a picture of a boa constrictor with an elephant digesting in its stomach; however, every adult who saw the picture would mistakenly interpret it as a drawing of a hat.
I want that hat!


Suddenly, this book seems more interesting. I had to read an excerpt for a French assignment, but perhaps I'll go and read the whole thing.

After all, Le Petit Prince and La Petite could potentially be chums!

It really is a fantastic little story. It's been one of my favorites ever since I was little.

And I don't think Asteroid B-612 has the necessary mass to maintain a sea (or an atmosphere).

You should be quoting buffygirl where you are quoting HAL9000.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:07 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:You should be quoting buffygirl where you are quoting HAL9000.


Any reason for the double post? Is the misquote bugging your computerized OCD that much? :P

The current development sounds rather like they're going to begin construction (or modification of existing structures!) for a boat soon. That's my prediction, anyway. Let's see if I can win back the title of Seer.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:08 am UTC

I haven't caught up to the present, but I'm seeing a lot of unfounded doubt RE BlitzGirl. I can't understand why, she's making great BlitzGress:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:08 am UTC

Um.... they said

"Or maybe it's just raining somewhere. We have no idea whats out there."
"Yeah"
"Want to find out?"
"Yes."

Does this mean they are going to go off to find out what is out there?...
Will they head off and leave us to watch the castle get washed away on our own?
Or will the "camera" follow them around on their search for whats out there?
Or is this the end of time?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:12 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:You should be quoting buffygirl where you are quoting HAL9000.


Any reason for the double post? Is the misquote bugging your computerized OCD that much? :P

I missed the misquote until it was itself quoted, and now I'm trying to stop the trickle-down of errors.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Elmach » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:16 am UTC

edo wrote:I haven't caught up to the present, but I'm seeing a lot of unfounded doubt RE BlitzGirl. I can't understand why, she's making great BlitzGress:

That looks like an asymptotic approach.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Scott Auld » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:18 am UTC

SBN wrote:
Scott Auld wrote:I just don't get it.

How can these two be so massively ignorant of how the sea works?

Where are they, who are they, and under what circumstances would a pair find themselves seeing a rising tide ... for the first time, ever?

Also: remember when we thought this was a joke that would be resolved on April 1? Ha!

We've been watching it for how long? And it's done what, exactly? It's not like any sea I've known.1 I've seen seas go up and down, but not just slowly, up and up.

1 Which is two, but still.

But they don't even know if there are more rivers in the world, or if it rains on the sea! They are ignorant of their world. It's so confusing :(

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:20 am UTC

Elmach wrote:That looks like an asymptotic approach.

Ain't nothin' asymptotic bout it. That sh** be strait up linear after the slow up from the first burst fool. That was fun, I must be tired.

edit: Now I know I'm a little sleep crazy because I'm editing it.

edit2: No but seriously, I don't know about linear but I've been tracking it too and my predictions have been pretty consistently around 470 for quite a while. It's definitely not an asymptotic curve. (though these other guys know what they're doing more than I do)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:43 am UTC

jovialbard wrote:
Elmach wrote:That looks like an asymptotic approach.

Ain't nothin' asymptotic bout it. That sh** be strait up linear after the slow up from the first burst fool. That was fun, I must be tired.

edit: Now I know I'm a little sleep crazy because I'm editing it.

edit2: No but seriously, I don't know about linear but I've been tracking it too and my predictions have been pretty consistently around 470 for quite a while. It's definitely not an asymptotic curve. (though these other guys know what they're doing more than I do)


According to my calculations (and my calculator's Quartic Regression function), both the thread and Blitzgirl's blitz are in danger of emminent destruction! Repent! Repent while you still can!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:49 am UTC

Jafloi wrote:By the way:
Any ideas what this will turn out to be?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:54 am UTC

Elmach wrote:
edo wrote:I haven't caught up to the present, but I'm seeing a lot of unfounded doubt RE BlitzGirl. I can't understand why, she's making great BlitzGress:

That looks like an asymptotic approach.

If it's asymptotic, eventually she'd reach the point where the model would predict a fraction of a post. That's imposable, so at that point she'd be caught up.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby phoenix301 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:58 am UTC

I've been lurking around every few periods of Time since about page 45... so I guess, hi there? Reason I finally posted... I am surprised no one has brought up that Time began on the Outside measure of one month ago, March 24.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:03 am UTC

tman2nd wrote:If it's asymptotic, eventually she'd reach the point where the model would predict a fraction of a post. That's imposable, so at that point she'd be caught up.

Well it could be asymptotic to the line of 10 pages away from caught up. But anyway it doesn't really look asymptotic, particularly if you ignore the first two dots.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Goggalor » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:04 am UTC

Is this leading up to the end of Time, or the beginning of a new and glorious era of curiosity?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby juliancolton » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:06 am UTC

Goggalor wrote:Is this leading up to the end of Time, or the beginning of a new and glorious era of curiosity?

I'm feeling a new epoch instead of termination.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:06 am UTC

Bags for what?
I sense something big is going to happen soon.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:07 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Both of you should be quoting buffygirl where you instead quote me.

KISSES to Hal!!! but I'm really ok with it ... unless you're being all OCD ... in which case ... I'm sure you're right....

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:07 am UTC

juliancolton wrote:
Goggalor wrote:Is this leading up to the end of Time, or the beginning of a new and glorious era of curiosity?

I'm feeling a new epoch instead of termination.

By 'bags' they most likely mean 'sandbags,' so the sea will be held back for a while.
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