1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Bytes » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:41 am UTC

10 years for them to come back or that we'll sit here waiting?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:41 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:
RobIrr wrote:
Latent22 wrote: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.


Well there seem to be three different servers at least in DNS... could be more, hiding behind a front-end.

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# nslookup imgs.xkcd.com
imgs.xkcd.com   canonical name = 2930-xkcdimgs.voxcdn.com.
Name:   2930-xkcdimgs.voxcdn.com
Address: 72.26.217.136
Name:   2930-xkcdimgs.voxcdn.com
Address: 208.122.31.17
Name:   2930-xkcdimgs.voxcdn.com
Address: 72.26.217.137

Interesting. Here I get different addresses

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Name:    2930-xkcdimgs.voxcdn.com
Addresses:  107.6.92.100
          107.6.88.170
          107.6.88.168
Aliases:  imgs.xkcd.com


Not sure if It's location based and we get different servers here in New Zealand.

Also congratulations Jonas79! Please don't call the baby La Petite if its a girl. Especially if your last name is Mort! No real kid deserves that!

Bog standard geographic location-based content delivery network. I got different results between here (Tucson) and my servers in Chicago; as I recall, the Chicago results were themselves in Chicago, too.

Now, I'm wondering if mini-Jonas79 is the "it" for which we've been waiting. Think we can keep this thread going for 8-ish months?

Edit: I always get mixed up whether the 'D' in 'CDN' is 'distribution' or 'delivery'. Thanks for setting me straight, mscha.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:44 am UTC

Bytes wrote:My prediction:

Cueball and Megan are going exploring round the world. This may take them several months in outside time. We start to forget the OTC but then, several hundred newpixs from now, they'll come back.


Makes me feel for the camera guy. He has to stay behind the camera lest he miss a shot that requires him to push in or out, or pan again. I hope he's getting some proper rest and food.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:53 am UTC

Magdiragdag wrote:Water's rising everywhere...
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Edit:
There was no water rise under the arch back when it still existed, so the current rise behind the dam can't be groundwater. So it seems like the dam doesn't hold back the water, whereas a castle tower can. Or maybe it was the flag that held back the sea.

Indeed, sea wall 2.0 doesn't seem to stop the sea water, in contrast with not only the tower, but also sea wall 1.0, which kept the water back pretty much until it was toppled.
Anyway, total sea level rise since sea wall 2.0 was completed, 47 newpix ago:
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Not much yet, but it has definitely speeded up since Megan and Cueball left the scene.
(I can confirm, by the way, that not a pixel has changed, apart from the sea level rise, since then.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby dreiarmumig » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:58 am UTC

Maybe Lord Randall chose to slow down the action in the OTR so that the posting in the needle-pulled thingy would slow down so that BlitzGirl could finally catch up. Go BlitzGirl!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SPACKlick » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:00 pm UTC

OhmygoditwasearthallalONG

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:03 pm UTC

Sea wall 2.0 not doing well. Not only letting water through, but also crumbling. Speed of sea level rise increasing. (Or Inside time speeding up.)
Change just in the last frame:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby manvandmaan » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:09 pm UTC

Jonas79 wrote:
Flado wrote:
Jonas79 wrote:Hope they come back before the sea starts to destroy more of the castle...

Don't count on them - my hope lies with La Petite


Yes, maybe La Petite™ will save the day :D She did arrive shortly after my wife and I found out that we were expecting, which is always a good sign :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:10 pm UTC

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SINGSONGGGGGGGG...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:15 pm UTC

SPACKlick wrote:OhmygoditwasearthallalONG

...time.png


You've got time.png in your link, you'll want to edit that to avoid confusion.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flado » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:23 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote: Please don't call the baby La Petite if its a girl. (..snip..) No real kid deserves that!

It's not a big deal, methinks, as most of the girls in French-speaking countries end up being called "La Petite" for extended periods of their early lives anyway. Similar to "die Kleine" in German-speaking countries, "малката" in Bulgarian-speaking countries :P , ?????1 in English-speaking countries, and so on.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:30 pm UTC

Flado wrote:
Latent22 wrote: Please don't call the baby La Petite if its a girl. (..snip..) No real kid deserves that!

It's not a big deal, methinks, as most of the girls in French-speaking countries end up being called "La Petite" for extended periods of their early lives anyway. Similar to "die Kleine" in German-speaking countries, "малката" in Bulgarian-speaking countries :P , ?????1 in English-speaking countries, and so on.
1 that's not badly-converted Unicode, I really don't know.


I don't know about other kids, but mine were Bunny-Bear and Squid.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:31 pm UTC

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Thank You. It's properly jaunty!

SPACKlick wrote:OhmygoditwasearthallalONG

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just made me think of this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8y9rLj5_20

Here's hoping either we met new characters, or follow Megan and Cueball.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:35 pm UTC

For us non-French speaking citizens of the world, other than the seemingly innocuous literal translation, would anyone care to explain the seemingly more subtle stigma behind "LaPetite (Mort)," as it ostensibly doesn't translate to English?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:37 pm UTC

cmyk wrote:For us non-French speaking citizens of the world, other than the seemingly innocuous literal translation, would anyone care to explain the seemingly more subtle stigma behind "LaPetite (Mort)," as it ostensibly doesn't translate to English?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby KarMann » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:37 pm UTC

cmyk wrote:For us non-French speaking citizens of the world, other than the seemingly innocuous literal translation, would anyone care to explain the seemingly more subtle stigma behind "LaPetite (Mort)," as it ostensibly doesn't translate to English?

La petite mort = orgasm. 'Nuff said.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:38 pm UTC

cmyk wrote:For us non-French speaking citizens of the world, other than the seemingly innocuous literal translation, would anyone care to explain the seemingly more subtle stigma behind "LaPetite (Mort)," as it ostensibly doesn't translate to English?

It's come up before, but Wikipedia can explain it better than I can.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby DavidRa » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:59 pm UTC

Flado wrote:
Latent22 wrote: Please don't call the baby La Petite if its a girl. (..snip..) No real kid deserves that!

It's not a big deal, methinks, as most of the girls in French-speaking countries end up being called "La Petite" for extended periods of their early lives anyway. Similar to "die Kleine" in German-speaking countries, "малката" in Bulgarian-speaking countries :P , ?????1 in English-speaking countries, and so on.
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Little One is common, in English. Though somehow my (step)daughter has become known colloquially as Squiblodicus or Monkey (she climbed trees a lot as a young child) within the family.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:00 pm UTC

Newjong!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:05 pm UTC

More sea level rise and sea wall erosion. No other changes.
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Edit: I shouldn't be second guessing the Lord Randall – after all, Randall works in mysterious ways – but it looks like the next main OTC event is going to be major flooding and its consequences.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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

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SPRONGGGGGGGG...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:10 pm UTC

From now on there seem to be three courses of action:

  1. The waterlevel rises slowly and swallows the castle.
  2. The castle and the whole construction will slowly give in to entropy and crumble down.
  3. M and C, or another character will appear and do something.

I know, nothing fancy as far as predictions go, but I think I covered almost all bases...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:12 pm UTC

Sciscitor wrote:From now on there seem to be three courses of action:

  1. The waterlevel rises slowly and swallows the castle.
  2. The castle and the whole construction will slowly give in to entropy and crumble down.
  3. M and C, or another character will appear and do something.

I know, nothing fancy as far as predictions go, but I think I covered almost all bases...

4. It is revealed that the sand is actually a giant T-1000, and after everyone is gone, it forms into a giant Robert Patrick, and goes off to kill John Connor.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GerardE » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:13 pm UTC

Sciscitor wrote:From now on there seem to be three courses of action:

  1. The waterlevel rises slowly and swallows the castle.
  2. The castle and the whole construction will slowly give in to entropy and crumble down.
  3. M and C, or another character will appear and do something.

I know, nothing fancy as far as predictions go, but I think I covered almost all bases...

If velociraptors are considered to be characters you've covered that eventuality :lol:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby VoronX » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:23 pm UTC

Signpost: Greetings from newpage 393/406!!
I seem to now be doing the Blitzgirl journey in reverse.

Backstory:
I kind-of browsed before, here and there, and jumped in full-stride into the current (pun intended) around newpage 382. Or somewhere thereabouts, when I de-lurked. I was still visiting ultra-present in the the holy book of geekwagon at that point, so each day, after coma, there was a bit of back-page jumping to get to where I last read, plus that disconcerting knowledge of the future while I read past posts. Coincidently, I was still present when the Rest Stop Imperpetual (did I remember that name correctly?) when the I have since given up the present, and focused on soley reading the needle-pulled thingy. But alas, each coma finds me further and further behind. Where I am now (newpix 551), incidentally is right about at the last newpix I encountered at geekwagon, though I might have been one newpix later, at the second piece of dialogue. (newpix 552)

And so, I thought I would throw this lifeline (grapling hook?) out to the present, in the hopes of reeling myself back to the present. As well as, you know, documentation and potential fodder for fun and holy graphs and whatnot. Yet I fear my newpage reading rate may not be sufficient. Well, at least maybe I'll run into Blitzgirl as she races past me... Hi BlitzGirl!!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jonas79 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:25 pm UTC

KarMann wrote:
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Latent22 wrote:...
Also congratulations Jonas79! Please don't call the baby La Petite if its a girl. Especially if your last name is Mort! No real kid deserves that!


Bog standard geographic location-based content delivery network. I got different results between here (Tucson) and my servers in Chicago; as I recall, the Chicago results were themselves in Chicago, too.

Now, I'm wondering if mini-Jonas79 is the "it" for which we've been waiting. Think we can keep this thread going for 8-ish months?
...



Thanks! Mini-me is scheduled to arrive around x-mas, I think that's entirely possible to keep up. :D Unfortunately, my last name isn't Mort... :P

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:25 pm UTC

Sciscitor wrote:From now on there seem to be three courses of action:

  1. The waterlevel rises slowly and swallows the castle.
  2. The castle and the whole construction will slowly give in to entropy and crumble down.
  3. M and C, or another character will appear and do something.

I know, nothing fancy as far as predictions go, but I think I covered almost all bases...


Does 3, include the possibility of us following M/C along there adventure? Could this become quest-like? What strange new places might we encounter?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jonas79 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:31 pm UTC

manvandmaan wrote:
Jonas79 wrote:
Flado wrote:
Jonas79 wrote:Hope they come back before the sea starts to destroy more of the castle...

Don't count on them - my hope lies with La Petite


Yes, maybe La Petite™ will save the day :D She did arrive shortly after my wife and I found out that we were expecting, which is always a good sign :D

Congratulations! Definitely get a bébéberet for your new sprout!


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flado » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:37 pm UTC

SBN wrote:I don't know about other kids, but mine were Bunny-Bear and Squid.

Mine also had their personal nicknames; what I mean is a generic female nickname you use when you don't know the real one (and in some other situations which vary by country, language, and intent). Maybe something like "kid", or "kiddo", but genderful. Is there such a thing in English?

Jonas79 wrote: Un1fortunately, my last name isn't Mort...

1You sure? Then again, she could be named Help I'm trapped in a driver's license factory...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:49 pm UTC

I am back, once again eager to embrace the OTC and follow the edict of Waiting For It, as was decreed so many Newpixs ago...

After three days spent on a jury for gang-related attempted murder, I must say that I am very relieved to leave the Outside behind, for it is harsh and scary Out there!

I am now around twenty NewPages behind... But as BlitzGirl has shown, it is right and proper to read them all, and so I shall.

So back into the no-so-distant-Time-of-Before I go; Where there is madness, but where it is a friendly and cuddly and soothing form of madness, and I once again welcome its embrace, for it is far, far better than the harsh, cold, and violent madness of the Outside!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:50 pm UTC

Flado wrote:
SBN wrote:I don't know about other kids, but mine were Bunny-Bear and Squid.

Mine also had their personal nicknames; what I mean is a generic female nickname you use when you don't know the real one (and in some other situations which vary by country, language, and intent). Maybe something like "kid", or "kiddo", but genderful. Is there such a thing in English?

Jonas79 wrote: Un1fortunately, my last name isn't Mort...

1You sure? Then again, she could be named Help I'm trapped in a driver's license factory...


Possibly "Missy" or "Little Miss."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SPACKlick » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Bytes » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

Oh me yarm more rope!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jonas79 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

Megan is back with bag(s) :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:04 pm UTC

Off-topic, but
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Wikipedia appears to disagree.
List¹ of all Frames of Time and after Time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jafloi » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:11 pm UTC

English totally has tripthongs! our, ah-oo-er (ninja'd)

I dreamed about a friend of mine being murdered last night! Yay! (When do I get to have Time dreams, that would be way cooler)

Me and my wife are also having our first child. I told her that regardless of what she names it I shall call it MAXIMUS GREGORIUS (please read that in epic O'Fortuna style) my wife is not pleased.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Jonas79 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:14 pm UTC

jovialbard wrote:English totally has tripthongs! our, ah-oo-er (ninja'd)

I dreamed about a friend of mine being murdered last night! Yay! (When do I get to have Time dreams, that would be way cooler)

Me and my wife are also having our first child. I told her that regardless of what she names it I shall call it MAXIMUS GREGORIUS (please read that in epic O'Fortuna style) my wife is not pleased.


Congratulations! Our kids should build sandcastles together :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SPACKlick » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:14 pm UTC

see, this is what's never going to be the same about the OTC after it's finished (if it ever finishes)

869-873 5 hours of emptiness. 5 hours of worrying that all that was left was entropy, watching everything we've seen in the last month come to a sad and crashing end. 5 hours of fear for Megan and Cueball on adventures unknown.

When future OTC discoverers watch that, all they'll have is a short 4 second pause where Megan and Cueball nip off for bags. The impact is lost to time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:16 pm UTC

jovialbard wrote:English totally has tripthongs! our, ah-oo-er (ninja'd)

I dreamed about a friend of mine being murdered last night! Yay! (When do I get to have Time dreams, that would be way cooler)

Me and my wife are also having our first child. I told her that regardless of what she names it I shall call it MAXIMUS GREGORIUS (please read that in epic O'Fortuna style) my wife is not pleased.

Robert?

Wait... Robert... Rob...
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