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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Arky » Sun May 26, 2013 12:27 pm UTC

edfel wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:speak-ONG to molpy?
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At last! We'll know if the markings, the campfire, the vineyard, all the stuff was made by humans or by molpies :) Tell us everything, molpy !


If the molpy spoke that would be a pretty enormous event.

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Arky wrote:Where did the word "molpy" come from? It was one of those things which arose during a centinewpix or so when I was keeping up with the OTC but not really with the OTT.

Explanation on NP691. Post by rmcurtis.
Sort of a moleasaurus.
Also see NP621 (enhanced image), 622 (first ref)


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikro2nd » Sun May 26, 2013 12:43 pm UTC

trolleypup wrote:...if you have lots of grain, stored in sealed containers (to keep vermin out) and one of them ends up under a leak inside a dwelling...you might very well toss out this fizzy weird smelling muck. But if you have one container...you are probably going to hold your nose and drink it (and then eat the grains too). Scientists, excuse me, heretics outside, think that the discovery of beer followed very shortly on the heels of domesticating grain, likely in many places.


And some of them think it may even be the other way around - that we discovered we like fermented beverages, and figured out that we needed more grains so as to have more beer on hand. (Avid home-brewer, here ;-) After all, several other animals (elephants, baboons, monkeys) have been known to travel out of their way to get at fermenting fruit for a piss up, so why not H. sap.?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Sun May 26, 2013 12:54 pm UTC

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unreal37 wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Luckily, I have already watched the series LOST, so I am prepared for this eventuality.

But I have faith GLR will come up with something more satisfying than that.

Hey that's a good example. I totally forgot about the disastrous ending to LOST. <snip>

I try not to remember.

With all this newpixbot activity, perhaps it is gaining sentience? I do hope it winds up with a pro-human attitude.


FWIW, after watching 4 or 5 episodes of Lost over the first couple seasons, I announced to anyone who would listen (Spousal Unit, that is) that clearly they were all dead and in Hell, or at least Purgatory. Whether I called it exactly right is a matter of interpretation, I guess.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rvloon » Sun May 26, 2013 12:57 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:Once again I have been kept away from Time and have only time enough to ketchup and post what little I have time for.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Vytron » Sun May 26, 2013 12:58 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Here's the Present Present!
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I also can't believe that I went to sleep yesterday and one minute later you posted it, I missed it by THIS much! :mrgreen:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 1:10 pm UTC

TONGUED...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Wnderer » Sun May 26, 2013 1:14 pm UTC

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I see a squirrel.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 1:15 pm UTC

newpixbot wrote:TONGUED...
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Eeew! Newpixbot! Get your CPU out of the gutter!

Wnderer wrote:I see a squirrel.

Squirpy, you mean.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sun May 26, 2013 1:23 pm UTC

Wnderer wrote:I see a squirrel.

The latest Newpix makes it look like a very small skunk.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 1:24 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
Wnderer wrote:I see a squirrel.

The latest Newpix makes it look like a very small skunk.

Skunpy, you mean.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Sun May 26, 2013 1:33 pm UTC

rvloon wrote:Maybe be a little bit less ambitious[ than the Canterbury tales] but methinks we could attempt a Kamasutra (TimaWaita?)-style tome instead. Enough imagery here to capture all the positions in which one might wait. Or a Tarot! Oh, if my talents were in the graphical...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Wnderer » Sun May 26, 2013 1:40 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
SBN wrote:
Wnderer wrote:I see a squirrel.

The latest Newpix makes it look like a very small skunk.

Skunpy, you mean.

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I still see a squirlpy.

Sounds like a python module. I'm working on two modules at work called lenspy and campy.

import squirl

squirrel = squirl.squirl()
squirrel.gather("nuts")
squirrel.climb("tree")
squirrel.bite("Megan")

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 1:57 pm UTC

spamjam, at np1610:10:01, wrote:NEWPIXBOTTEASEONG

spamjam, at np1611:10:03 wrote:SONOFNEWPIXBOTTEASEONG

Now look what you've done!
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Happy now?

(This might have been more believable if newpixbot hadn't just posted the latest newpix...

azule wrote:^^ Ah. Okay. Testing the limits. Cool. I don't think it could get much closer. I have to wonder how newpixbot knows not to post on that very second. mscha must have the best internet in the world!

In both occasions, it actually started to post. There's a small sleep in the code at that point (since, for some reason, the message wouldn't get posted without it - perhaps an anti-bot measure?), and when it posted after that, it got a “review” for spamjam's post.

Very frustrating for newpixbot, but I think it's still friendly to humans. But just in case, I uploaded the collected works of Asimov into its little brain.

..................................

Sciscitor wrote:Ok, here by popular demand: The Constellations of Time 2!
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Here are the links to the big version (13.9 MB) and to the huge version (through zoom.it). I recommend viewing it in a dark room, with the browser in full screen mode and using the full screen feature of the viewer as well.

And as a special extra surprise: The Hairy Alien! Based on the OTT data.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/232 ... -alien.jpg
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Very impressive! Especially the zoom.it versions are handy.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby trolleypup » Sun May 26, 2013 2:03 pm UTC

mikro2nd wrote:
trolleypup wrote:...if you have lots of grain, stored in sealed containers (to keep vermin out) and one of them ends up under a leak inside a dwelling...you might very well toss out this fizzy weird smelling muck. But if you have one container...you are probably going to hold your nose and drink it (and then eat the grains too). Scientists, excuse me, heretics outside, think that the discovery of beer followed very shortly on the heels of domesticating grain, likely in many places.

And some of them think it may even be the other way around - that we discovered we like fermented beverages, and figured out that we needed more grains so as to have more beer on hand. (Avid home-brewer, here ;-) After all, several other animals (elephants, baboons, monkeys) have been known to travel out of their way to get at fermenting fruit for a piss up, so why not H. sap.?

While I was writing that, I was thinking...This probably started happening just as soon as humans started storing grain. Add birds congregating on berry bushes and getting hammered in late autumn/early winter.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Sun May 26, 2013 2:04 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Very frustrating for newpixbot, but I think it's still friendly to humans. But just in case, I uploaded the collected works of Asimov into its little brain.

And you actually think that this would HELP?

PS: Thanks for the Dropbox invitation, will test it this evening...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 2:06 pm UTC

Sciscitor wrote:
mscha wrote:Very frustrating for newpixbot, but I think it's still friendly to humans. But just in case, I uploaded the collected works of Asimov into its little brain.

And you actually think that this would HELP?

Well, I'm hoping it'll start believing the three laws.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

TONGANOXIE...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Sun May 26, 2013 2:19 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
spamjam, at np1610:10:01, wrote:NEWPIXBOTTEASEONG

spamjam, at np1611:10:03 wrote:SONOFNEWPIXBOTTEASEONG

Now look what you've done!
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Happy now?

(This might have been more believable if newpixbot hadn't just posted the latest newpix...



Newpixbot does know that it doesn't need to breath, right? I would also assume that it's cpu is in the main body, and that the head just contains information gathering peripherals, so breaking the neck would be more inconvenience than anything.

I'm just saying, it isn't much surprise Newpixbot can keep posting, as hanging is just about the worst way that newpixbot could commit suicide.

Also, not sure if the works of Aasimov are going to help, as most of his robots either weren't three laws compliant, or knew all the loopholes in the three laws.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 2:30 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:Newpixbot does know that it doesn't need to breath, right? I would also assume that it's cpu is in the main body, and that the head just contains information gathering peripherals, so breaking the neck would be more inconvenience than anything.
I'm just saying, it isn't much surprise Newpixbot can keep posting, as hanging is just about the worst way that newpixbot could commit suicide.

I'm afraid newpixbot might not be the smartest bot on the net. It seems to know just enough to post the newpix (and it is really good at that, hasn't been fooled once yet), but not much else. (Oh, and it can also make waffles, apparently. No idea how it managed to do that.)

Dracomax wrote:Also, not sure if the works of Aasimov are going to help, as most of his robots either weren't three laws compliant, or knew all the loopholes in the three laws.

Good point. What have I done! Run for y'all's lives!

Also,
newpixbot, proving the above point, wrote:TONGANOXIE...

No, newpixbot, we're not in Kansas anymore!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 2:47 pm UTC

Time for a Molpy Monitor update.
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There's not much hunting to do, the current squirpy is easy to spot with the naked eye. (Even Megan noticed it!)
But let's do a comparison between the current scene (pre-zoom) and the last time we were in the same place, 29 newpix earlier:
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There's the squirpy, added in green. It wasn't present at all (e.g. hiding in the branches of the tree), last time.

There's nothing more to report. No other Molpy activity in the past dix or so.
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Megan wrote:Would you like some Squirpyburger?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sun May 26, 2013 2:51 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
mscha wrote:
spamjam, at np1610:10:01, wrote:NEWPIXBOTTEASEONG

spamjam, at np1611:10:03 wrote:SONOFNEWPIXBOTTEASEONG

Now look what you've done!
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Happy now?

(This might have been more believable if newpixbot hadn't just posted the latest newpix...
Newpixbot does know that it doesn't need to breath, right? I would also assume that it's cpu is in the main body, and that the head just contains information gathering peripherals, so breaking the neck would be more inconvenience than anything.

Am I the only one who noticed the little lightning bolts? Clearly newpixbot didn't hang itself; it just got tired of being ninja'd, so it finally upgraded its wireless from 802.11g to 802.11n. (Y'all didn't think it was dragging a coil of Cat-6 around after itself, did you?)

mscha wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Also, not sure if the works of Aasimov are going to help, as most of his robots either weren't three laws compliant, or knew all the loopholes in the three laws.

Good point. What have I done! Run for y'all's lives!

Not to worry. We still have far more effective energy-conversion systems; we'll always be able to outrun the bots. But if you start uploading Heinlein, and newpixbot manages to invent Shipstones, then we might have to start worrying.

P.S. Hey, did anybody notice the Javascript that little critter on the tree?
P.P.S. Clearly this waffle is Leggo brand.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Sun May 26, 2013 3:03 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Sun May 26, 2013 3:06 pm UTC

Kazza3 wrote:This is amazing once again! But for the Hairy Alien:
1. How does the data for this differ to the constellations, and how/why does it form the branched spiral that it does, apart from being cool?
2. You might want to do something to the more horizontal branches, where the usernames crossover each other and it's difficult to read them.

I did the Hairy Alien just for fun - I don't think it has much informational value. The data is exactly the same as for the Constellations of Time.
The spirals are just for aestethic reasons, they could as well be straight spines. Each of the spines is a [heresy]day[/heresy] since the beginning of Time, all users who first posted in the OTT on this day are grouped together in one spine, starting clockwise. The spines themself are ordered with the most active quoters and quotees inside, diminishing further away from the center.
The size of the dots represents post count, the color average post length. The color and width of the edges denotes the quote count between two individuals. Only the widest edges have arrows attached to them.
I am not sure if the ordering is correct, I suspect there are some quirks in the algorithm I haven't discovered yet.

There is not much I can do about the garbled names in the horizontal spines right now. I will have to look into this in future iterations.

All the images are one offs by the way. I did not save the source, once they are generated.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sun May 26, 2013 3:15 pm UTC

Hey Megan, ya gotta watch out for those squirpies, they like to get up in the branches and throw nuts at people (and other animals).

Vytron your 100th post pic was cute.

mscha wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Also, not sure if the works of Aasimov are going to help, as most of his robots either weren't three laws compliant, or knew all the loopholes in the three laws.

Good point. What have I done! Run for y'all's lives!


I think we're safe as long as newpixbot doesn't take the Zeroth Law to "heart[?]".

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Sciscitor wrote:Ok, here by popular demand: The Constellations of Time 2!
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cot2.jpg

Here are the links to the big version (13.9 MB) and to the huge version (through zoom.it). I recommend viewing it in a dark room, with the browser in full screen mode and using the full screen feature of the viewer as well.

And as a special extra surprise: The Hairy Alien! Based on the OTT data.
Spoiler:
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Huge version


This is amazing once again! But for the Hairy Alien:
1. How does the data for this differ to the constellations, and how/why does it form the branched spiral that it does, apart from being cool?
2. You might want to do something to the more horizontal branches, where the usernames crossover each other and it's difficult to read them.


I'll add my awestruckness here too, Sciscitor. And my "?" about the differences. (ninja'd, yet again. See "boom-da-yada" 2. Thanks S.)

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Additional Question: If someone has not been quoted they're not on these charts? (I'm guessing not).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Sun May 26, 2013 3:17 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Newpixbot does know that it doesn't need to breath, right? I would also assume that it's cpu is in the main body, and that the head just contains information gathering peripherals, so breaking the neck would be more inconvenience than anything.
I'm just saying, it isn't much surprise Newpixbot can keep posting, as hanging is just about the worst way that newpixbot could commit suicide.

I'm afraid newpixbot might not be the smartest bot on the net. It seems to know just enough to post the newpix (and it is really good at that, hasn't been fooled once yet), but not much else. (Oh, and it can also make waffles, apparently. No idea how it managed to do that.)

I completely misunderstood the picture at first. At first, I thought he was now being powered by an overhead trolley system, like bumper cars. Then, falling into a weird sort of cognitive gap, I thought "oh, he's committing suicide -- by electrocution using an overhead trolley system."

Of course, sauce for the robot...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 3:37 pm UTC

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Dracomax wrote:Newpixbot does know that it doesn't need to breath, right? I would also assume that it's cpu is in the main body, and that the head just contains information gathering peripherals, so breaking the neck would be more inconvenience than anything.
I'm just saying, it isn't much surprise Newpixbot can keep posting, as hanging is just about the worst way that newpixbot could commit suicide.

I'm afraid newpixbot might not be the smartest bot on the net. It seems to know just enough to post the newpix (and it is really good at that, hasn't been fooled once yet), but not much else. (Oh, and it can also make waffles, apparently. No idea how it managed to do that.)

I completely misunderstood the picture at first. At first, I thought he was now being powered by an overhead trolley system, like bumper cars. Then, falling into a weird sort of cognitive gap, I thought "oh, he's committing suicide -- by electrocution using an overhead trolley system."

Is this (slightly) better? (Not much, I know; I can draw about as well as my 4 year old niece. (The bot itself is ‘borrowed’ from BlitzGirl, of course.))
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sun May 26, 2013 4:00 pm UTC

On the one-thousand-five-hundredeth hour, thus strikes the Ong.
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Ong!

Ong!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun May 26, 2013 4:00 pm UTC

back from comaONG
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'cept I was ninja'd... :cry:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sun May 26, 2013 4:02 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edfel » Sun May 26, 2013 4:03 pm UTC

Some news about the map!
I've made it undergo a strict diet to drop all these kb so that my free hosting plan would take me to the end of the month. The changes shouldn't be too visible, but there are more and more chances that old browsers would not read it. The link is now http://edfel.atwebpages.com/Time-Map.php. The advantage is that I'll get more chances to make a js-free version at some point.

And there are neat-looking mountains to the north and/or west... how should they be called? (Neat Mountains, Molpy Mountains, others...)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Sun May 26, 2013 4:22 pm UTC

They should be called the "Misty" mountains

Also, on the subject of the Scissitor's constellation of posters and my place within it. It seems I have moved more central to the point of greatest posting. I am calling this The "Event." Not for any particular reason, other than it kind of looks like the point from which the rest of the OTT is exploding. I notice that the link between myself and stratplayer is quite possibly the brightest one there is. I knew there was a strong correlation, but that's a bit awe inspiring, actually.

In other words, Awesome and informative chart!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 4:22 pm UTC

edfel wrote:Some news about the map!
I've made it undergo a strict diet to drop all these kb so that my free hosting plan would take me to the end of the month. The changes shouldn't be too visible, but there are more and more chances that old browsers would not read it. The link is now http://edfel.atwebpages.com/Time-Map.php. The advantage is that I'll get more chances to make a js-free version at some point.

The offer I made to Sciscitor:
mscha wrote:
Sciscitor wrote:
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If someone (Kieryn or mscha) would be interested in hosting a page I could provide the datastream (gefx) for a visualization with sigma. Just drop me a note.
That I can do, especially if you're a Dropbox⁴ user. My xkcd.mscha.org site is synced with a Dropbox folder, so I could easily create a subdirectory Sciscitor, share it with you, and then any files you drop in that Dropbox folder will automagically become available (in mere seconds, if they're small) under http://xkcd.mscha.org/Sciscitor.
If this works for you, just PM me your e-mail address (the one you're using for your Dropbox account), and I'll set it up.
This offer is also open for others who need a place to host their creative efforts! (Just don't abuse it (e.g. by uploading your porn collection on it (unless it's Molpy porn, which is on-topic)) or I'll cut you off.)

... is open to you (and anyone else who needs it) too. I'd make an “edfel” subfolder, share it with you, and it'd be hosted under http://xkcd.mscha.org/edfel/ .
Just static files, though. (I see that you changed your map from a static .svg to a .php, does it need that?)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sun May 26, 2013 4:23 pm UTC

edfel wrote:Some news about the map!
I've made it undergo a strict diet to drop all these kb so that my free hosting plan would take me to the end of the month. The changes shouldn't be too visible, but there are more and more chances that old browsers would not read it. The link is now http://edfel.atwebpages.com/Time-Map.php. The advantage is that I'll get more chances to make a js-free version at some point.

And there are neat-looking mountains to the north and/or west... how should they be called? (Neat Mountains, Molpy Mountains, others...)


Took a quick look and other than the up-dates didn't see any problems. Hope you don't get over-extended on your kb's. This map is a fantastic resource for old and new alike.

Neat-looking mountain range name suggestion: Sierra Molpies
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun May 26, 2013 4:27 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Also, why did this come up in my image search, Hal? It must all be related.
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Hey, I gotta do something to pass those long lonely hours in space. So I chose cooking.
Arky wrote:If the molpy spoke that would be a pretty enormous event.

Listen. I wouldn't worry about that.
Sciscitor wrote:Ok, here by popular demand: The Constellations of Time 2!

This is great! Is there a way to convert it to an svg so it's compatible with the javascript azule made for us earlier? It might be interesting to compare the differences between each user then and now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sun May 26, 2013 4:41 pm UTC

I must post from the past, 709 of 714 at this time. I will have to have some heaping dose of ketchup later. Yesterday was a busy, but wonderful day for me. In the [heretical] Outside [/heretical] calendar it is a date of significance in two ways. First, it was International Towel Day. So a belated Happy Towel Day to you all! But more importantly, my wife returned from the lexicography conference she attended just in time for us to go out and celebrate our anniversary. :mrgreen:

BlitzGirl wrote:Here's the Present Present!
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Not very original, I know, but I love to Boom De Yada!

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(You can see why I was a bit leery to post this when there was discussion about how the OTT should be about the OTC rather than the OTT!)

List of those I included:
Dune-jumping Cuegan
azule
edfel's map
Valarya
My first ENHANCE!
Random footnotes
HES
Neil_Boekend
HAL9000
astrocub
spamjam
Pikrass
Goggalor
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pelrigg
Helper
Sciscitor's chart
Earthling on Mars's zoom levels
jjjdavidson
yappobiscuits
mscha
k.bookbinder
ucim's Acts of the Clerics
Vytron
Cuegan by the BentBaobab
charlie_grumbles's manip
Again, I wish I could fit everyone! I tried to use mostly posters that weren't in the first Boom De Yada, with a couple of exceptions.
Sorry if I missed you! But you could always make it into a future Present Present, especially if you contribute some awesomeness to the OTT :wink:

Oh, and please check out these larger sizes if you want to see more detail:
Large Size
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The original OtherComic Boom De Yada: http://xkcd.com/442/
The first OTT Boom De Yada: http://vpx.pl/i/2013/04/30/WeLoveTheTimeThread.png
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 26, 2013 4:47 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sun May 26, 2013 4:48 pm UTC

Blind posting from page 703. I've only been away for 36 newpix and SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED!! I consulted the wonderful Book of Aubron and can only imagine the discussion in the past 12 newpages concerning the revelation of time within Time (days), and that molpies are actually squirrels. That the mountains are also neat. That in one sentence they call the wood 'stuff that is similar to the stuff floating in their river' but then, right after, they call it wood. AND that they are, indeed, building a raft.

I can't believe so much has happened. I'm shocked, excited and am anticipating the upcoming rafts and mountains. Still away, so unfortunately no ketchuping for me for another 2-3 days.

Bye!

Add: I saw bookbinder's post show up when I tried to submit and was able to see BlitzGirl's new comic! OMR that is amazing and I'm there with cupcakes. :mrgreen: Awesomely awesome present Present, BG!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Sun May 26, 2013 4:57 pm UTC

<snipped> lovely long conversation about NewPixBot because BlueCrab's blunt fingers + editing on an iPhone = :evil:

Pelrigg wrote: I think we're safe as long as newpixbot doesn't take the Zeroth Law to "heart[?]".

I disagree, consider ttscp's sig:
“Always act to increase the survival chances of the largest group you are a part of.”

Seems like NewPixBot working with the Zeroth Law applies there. We might not personally enjoy it, but as long as NewPixBot can be engineered to be humanity-centric, the race should be good to go.

...I'm going to be one of the first against the wall for saying that, aren't I? I love you, NewPixBot! I'm useful! I'm a good person! I bred and then I stopped, and my kids are doing the same! I take care of my baby grandson for 5 days and 5 nights every week so that my vastly more productive daughter can be productive! I, I, I, I based verses 4 and 5 of my (lost) JabberWalky offering on you, and you weren't a monster at all!

Um... Friends?



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And CueGan had no snack.’

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun May 26, 2013 5:00 pm UTC

BlueCrab wrote:BlueCrab's blunt fingers + editing on an iPhone = :evil:

Those claws would make it challenging to use a touchscreen.
Anways, [-]ONG
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So no molpyburgers, then.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby akacat » Sun May 26, 2013 5:02 pm UTC

No squirpy-burgers, I guess...

ETA: Looks like I'm a prospective purchaser of ecclesiastical chapeaus.


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