1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:33 pm UTC

Wait for it.

*sends molpies to retrieve punsaw*

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RUN.


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Sorry for being absent, everyone. It's been a rough couple of dips - we had to put our wolpy to sleep. (The one mentioned here.)
He was thirteen yips old, and it was Time... but he's still the only pet I've ever had, and I'll miss him dearly.

Edit: Aw, what an endish pagemome post.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:46 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:It's been a rough couple of dips - we had to put our wolpy to sleep. (The one mentioned here.)
He was thirteen yips old, and it was Time... but he's still the only pet I've ever had, and I'll miss him dearly.
So sorry to hear about your loss BlitzGirl. Yes, hugging wolpies (and other pets) is definitely a good thing to do. I pet all the wolpies I see on our neighborhood walks. (Well, a few are a bit scary, so I let them go).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:47 pm UTC

I'm sure we've acquired multiple punsaws at this point. Image

Sorry about your Wolpy, BlitzGirl. Thirteen yips is a hefty chunk of your life.
I grew up alongside my grandparents' golden retriever who was a couple of yips older than me, until she passed at 16. Which is like 110 wolpy yips.
I'll follow the decree when I next see my cousins' seaish labradoodle. My parents confined us to smaller molpies.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:00 pm UTC

I don't have a wolpy of my own but I'll hug my friend's wolpies next time I see them. Sorry to hear about that. I hope he's molping about with Simba in the molpy afterlife.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:02 pm UTC

karhell wrote:Well, considering I never actually returned the punsaw, she might have some trouble with that :roll:

There is more than one punsaw.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:03 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Sorry for being absent, everyone. It's been a rough couple of dips - we had to put our wolpy to sleep. (The one mentioned here.)
He was thirteen yips old, and it was Time... but he's still the only pet I've ever had, and I'll miss him dearly.

Edit: Aw, what an endish pagemome post.
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We can't do this for people we love, but we can do it for our wolpies and rejoice. We can't give our children a good life either; all we can do is start them on the way and hope: we can give our wolpies a good life. We cry, of course, everyone cries, but we keep saying to each other, Didn't he have a grand time of it though? Didn't we spoil him, the old slob?... He had a fine time."

That pretty well sums it up, doesn't it? We give them everything, and when we can't give them comfort, we give them the gift of our grief. Take comfort in the memories of the grand times and the spoiling.

Wolpies here shall be both hugged and spoiled thoroughly.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:45 pm UTC

Sorry for your loss BlitzGirl. I grew up with a black Labrador who was about 1 year younger than I was. We had to put her to sleep when she was 12 as she had something semencoffeebaconbaby-related. It was sad, but we got by. I have long since moved out and don't have my own pet atm, but my flat mate does have an occasionally very loud wolpy. I don't think he'll appreciate the hug though, so I'll save that for my parents' current wolpy: a golden Labrador. It always amazes me just how happy she is to see me, even though I only visit once every few months! Have we met any wolpies in the OTC/SilentONGs yet?
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WOLPY-MOLPING IS THE NEW HOTDOG

Postby mrob27 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:05 pm UTC

第二十一章


(chapter 20)

Morobu decides to bend the rules a little bit: he can assume that this BlueCrab is another traveller.
    "Can you tell me how you managed to get so high above sea level?"
    "But we are at sea level!"
    Morobu clings to the thread of sanity that still says he is far higher. "On Mount Fuji?!?" Something snaps. High sea! Morobu, shocked, contemplates the Zanclean possibility.
    "I heard an old story about this... I think it was called ザンクリアンの洪水1. Have I been chased by the Sea this entire journey? What of the rest of the 2? They must have been inundated. My poor little friend HES! And all those kind folks back at the Temple of Cuelessness!"
    BlueCrab seems puzzled. "No, this is my home. Her eye-stalks twitch. Yup, those rocks right over there," waving a claw. "The Sea has not been rising and Fujisan has not been sinking either. I would say that both are quite ordinary for this time of yip. Yes, very ordinary.
    "No, Morobu-san, it can only be that you have been journeying down from the mountains. And here you are."
    Morobu forgets the rules (though, of course, he did identify himself as a pilgrim up-front, and BlueCrab can decline to answer) "But — what — how?!?"

1 ザンクリアンの洪水 : literally, "Flood of Zankurian"
2 県: prefecture



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After you asked in the otherThread I wrote the following, but was pretty efficiently ninja'd by @Autolykos. Of course I prefer my answer, but the Laws of the Game favour the quicker-and-less-detailed reply. Rather than post a lame "what xey just said except less concisely and with a What-If #84 reference" why not OTTify it here? :P
    According to the Wikipedia article, the seaish raftcastle Titanic was steaming at 22 knots kilocue per newpix3 when she xe struck the iceberg solidified semencancerbaconbabies, and the forward portion was going at about 25-30 mph Megans per millinewpix when it reached the bottom. Had xe been going at her rated maximum speed of xer most-raptorcattish 24 kilocue per newpix, the coincidence would be even nearer (1 knot ~ 1.15 mph).
    My interpretation of "not quite a coincidence" is that the two speeds were limited mainly by the shape of the bow and the density and viscosity of the water semencancerbaconbabies. They are also limited by the thrust (force put behind the raftcastle making it move through the semencancerbaconbabies), but it is logical to guess that:
  • The power of a ship's engines are matched to xer gross weight, and
  • Though the "free fall" during the sinking should be able to build up more speed, there would also be a greater coefficient of drag due to the whole bow pushing through the semencancerbaconbabies rather than just the part below the (intended) watersemenline.
Thus, someone using Fermi Cueball estimation might conclude that the two speeds were equal any observed difference must be unintentional mustard.

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What if everyone adopted a puppy. At the same time.


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(or the plot of a really good movie), what effect would it have? What
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3 "1 mph = 1 Megan per millinewpix" would be exact if Megan were 5.12 feet tall. "1 knot = 1 kilo-Cueball per newpix" would be true if Cueball were about 5.9 feet tall. The fact that 1 mile per hour is about equal to 1 "human-height-per-milli-hour" is also 'not exactly a coincidence'. Extra credit: Find some reasons. :D

(Edit: More semencancerbabies for Titanc.
Edit2: Japanese typos.
Edit3: Expand What-If question parody)
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Re: WOLPY IS THE NEW HOTDOG

Postby HES » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:11 pm UTC

mrob27 wrote:The fact that 1 mile per hour is about equal to 1 "human-height-per-milli-hour" is also 'not exactly a coincidence'. Extra credit: Find some reasons. :D

Presumably the mile and human-height are RELATED. How many Smoots to a mile?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:19 pm UTC

In my whole life I only had to lay down a single wolpy (whose story I've already told here). Our first couple went away and was never seen again; the labradoodle after them, quite fond of our sidegarden, was returned by my mother; and then we have the current generation.

That doesn't preclude me from having a small pet cemetery next to the old bird pen.

jimbobmacdoodle wrote:It always amazes me just how happy she is to see me, even though I only visit once every few months!

Both my grandparents have wolpies that are originally from here. (I like to keep things in family since I can then check on the puppies now and then.) The one in my father's branch explodes of happiness every time we go visit that part of the family.

I wonder if she remembers. We do.
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So we nerdsniped each other.
Also, I thought that that code block was completely ignored
The listing on my botcastle is also seaish. But it can be accessed by the spoiler on the bottom of the mirror.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Soup » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:46 pm UTC

BG: So sorry to hear. Image I also suffered a similar, though wholly unexpected, loss within the time of Time, but I don't think I mentioned it here.

BlitzGirl wrote:*His heritage is a little suspect as we got him from a "Free Puppies" box outside of a supermarket. He is incredibly large, bigger than average size for either of the claimed breeds in his heritage, so we suspect that he probably has some other bloodline mingled in there. Either that, or he's a fine specimen of hybrid vigor.


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It is the largest of all known extant felines.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:59 pm UTC

Soup wrote:For decree: No wolpies here, but will hug a meowlpy instead! Image

Be sure you get the meowlpy's permission. That's true of wolpies too, but wolpies are more likely to be consistent in their opinion of hugs. Some like them, some don't, but if you know the wolpy you'll know what it likes. Meowlpy's on the other hand, change their opinions constantly, and without warning.

Here's some good tips for what to do if your wolpy is missing:
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Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:14 pm UTC

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Imagine that everybody on Earth adopted a puppy, at the same
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instead of a puppy? What if we all adopted a dinosaur?
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You'd do a lot more harm than good for the Puppy populations of Earth, that's for sure.

Let's assume that adopting a puppy at light speed (where adopting entails going to the closest pound, finding a dog—some people's definition of "puppy" is broad—and then taking it home) doesn't cause any relativistic baseball type problems. Everyone who can get to a shelter in time, gets a dog. But how many people is that?

Psychology Today estimates that there are at least 525 million dogs on our planet. Given that there are approximately 7 billion people, not everyone is going to be able to adopt a puppy. On top of that, we're probably reproducing at a faster rate than dogs are[citation needed], so this will only become more of a problem as time goes on.

Distribution of puppies also varies by region. North America has upwards of 79 million and Western Europe has 43 million (numbers are lacking for the rest of the continent), but statistics of other continents are less reliable. South America probably has around 45 million, if not more, and Australia has perhaps 6 million. Asia has between 160 and 170 million, mostly thanks to China, and Africa has perhaps 150 million, more than half strays.

While this does tend to vary in accordance with the human populations of these continents, the ratios are not exact. North and Central America have a total of 546 million people (already potentially more than the number of dogs) while South America has 396 million, Europe clocks in with 740 million and Australia has 37 million, while Asia has 4.2 billion and Africa has 1.1 billion. Let's look at this in table form.

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North America           546m              79m            6.9
South America           396m              45m            8.8
Europe                  740m              43m           17.2
Australia                37m               6m            6.2
Asia                   4216m             170m           24.8
Africa                 1072m             150m            7.1

As you can see, Asia is the worst off in this situation, having to share each puppy between 25 people. Europe is slightly better off, with a puppy for every 17 or so, while Australia is best off with a dog for every 6 or so people.

Given that not everyone is going to get a dog, let's assume that shelters work on a first-come, first-serve basis—and that all dogs in each country are in a shelter (which is certainly not the case, but simplifies the problem immensely). In that case, only the n closest people to each shelter are going to be able to get a dog, where n is the number of dogs in the shelter. There are no easy statistics for the number of shelters in each country, or how many dogs are in an average shelter, but let's assume each dog shelter has about 200 canines and that dogs are distributed evenly throughout the shelters on a country.

After each shelter's 200 dogs are adopted, people must either go find another shelter (at light speed) or steal their puppy from another person. Crime rates skyrocket, and dogs become a highly valued commodity. North America and Australia, with their relatively high person:dog ratios, remain among the richest places in the world, while Africa experiences sudden economic boom. Unfortunately, once owned, most dogs can no longer forage for themselves and rely on their owners to feed them, which proves impractical for many. Millions of dogs die of starvation. The economic booms become busts as the central commodity becomes too rare to fulfill demand. Society crumbles. People group into loosely associated gangs governed by warlords who have carefully stewarded their puppies.

The situation is similar with horses, but a lot worse. There are only 58 million horses in the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOSTAT). That means each horse must be shared between approximately 120 people—far too many for any suitable economic situation to work out. There would be catastrophic violence and chaos as people roved in bands of crazed horse-adopting gangs, trying to find the dwindling numbers of horses in the world.

Dinosaurs work out a lot better. Arbotopia estimates that there are approximately 100 billion to 400 billion dinosaurs in the world—enough for everyone to have 14 to 57. Even though many live in very specific ecosystems and probably wouldn't survive in captivity, there would be enough of the versatile breeds of dinosaur that everyone could safely own at least one. The dinosaur feed industry would experience tremendous growth, as might the feathered hat industry, but no one would really suffer too much because of the event. Everyone would simply be left wondering why they'd experienced such a sudden urge to adopt a dinosaur, and how they'd managed to do it at light speed.
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Postby ergman » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:47 pm UTC

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Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:01 pm UTC

Baobabs, awesomeful OTT-if-ing, CD. So much for the dream of "Everyone gets a puppy!"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Soup » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:04 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
Soup wrote:For decree: No wolpies here, but will hug a meowlpy instead! Image

Be sure you get the meowlpy's permission. That's true of wolpies too, but wolpies are more likely to be consistent in their opinion of hugs. Some like them, some don't, but if you know the wolpy you'll know what it likes. Meowlpy's on the other hand, change their opinions constantly, and without warning.

Here's some good tips for what to do if your wolpy is missing:
http://lifeh4cks.com/find-lost-dog/

Well, it's more like scratching his cheeks and nuzzling foreheads. He's pretty consistently OK with that :wink:
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As noted, it's pretty cool. Time and its needle-pulled thing are funny that way. Good to see you!


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Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:42 pm UTC

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The newpix number is stuck on 666.

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Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:52 pm UTC

Oh no! Shall we forever be stuck gazing in concern at the Newpix-O-Meter like Cuegan at the rising semencoffeecanceronice?
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Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:00 pm UTC

Oh dear CD, do you need an exorcist?

The power of Randall compels you. *Throws holy semencoffeestarsandonice*
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SURVEYUNGS...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:42 pm UTC

Yes, oldpixbot, the surveyors are the people Cuegan find. But shh, that's spoilerish!

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There's a holy version of semencoffeestarsandonice?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Soup » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:17 am UTC

Holy M*stard, BlitzGirl!

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THE FIRST RULE OF MUSTARD IS, YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT MUSTARD

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:25 am UTC

It's okay guys I figured it out I was calculating daysH instead of newpix (except sort of not really because I'm taking time elapsed since march 30 and adding 238, which is the number of shortpix between Time beginning and the longpix) it just happened to add up to 666 today
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Can someone confirm that I'm doing my math right here? What is the current canonical newpix?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:58 am UTC

LaPetite might just be the next Rosetta...is that a good thing?

ChronosDragon wrote:Can someone confirm that I'm doing my math right here? What is the current canonical newpix?

I don't have the date converter installed, so I'm not sure. But mrob's index seems to put us at around 11300.

Soup wrote:Holy M*stard, BlitzGirl!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:21 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:LaPetite might just be the next Rosetta...is that a good thing?
Depends... are you comfortable with Chekhov's gun holding another chekohv's gun?

BlitzGirl wrote:I don't have the date converter installed, so I'm not sure. But mrob's index seems to put us at around 11300.
Which is conveniently the number of yips in the future that this occurs in. Plus or minus a few.

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Postby mscha » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:25 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:Can someone confirm that I'm doing my math right here? What is the current canonical newpix?

Current UNG is np2542. Add 365×24 (and a pinch of salt), and you end up with 11302.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:29 am UTC

ucim wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:LaPetite might just be the next Rosetta...is that a good thing?

Depends... are you comfortable with Chekhov's gun holding another chekohv's gun?

Sure. Can't be much worse than a sandcastle built on a sandcastle.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:52 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
ucim wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:LaPetite might just be the next Rosetta...is that a good thing?

Depends... are you comfortable with Chekhov's gun holding another chekohv's gun?

Sure. Can't be much worse than a sandcastle built on a sandcastle.


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1) draw anti-aliased graphics,
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...Did this comment come before or after the arrival of Othercomic 1389 and its title-text?
Either way, GLR says that a gigantic thread will be needed. I think the OTT fits the bill. :D

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Re: loaded kernel

Postby AluisioASG » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:22 am UTC

Buggy's father (we believe) paid us a visit today. He's basically a bigger, unorderly-furred, male version of her.

I seem to be spending too much time in the wrong part of my story's timeline. At least I've determined it happens Over There¹.

Oh, and happy 4 o' 7 for y'all pennorthwesterners.

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