1190: "Time"

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Postby Sustainabilizer » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:39 pm UTC

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I'd highly recommend following the first commandment.

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ETA:
Hmm… pope. Thinking about a decree.
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Welcome forward, and GLRspeed to your Blitz, mattachu!

Eternal Density wrote:By "chance" I stumbled upon a really interesting post about people not saying what they mean, and cultural differences in communication. http://travel.stackexchange.com/a/38192
I think it's interesting and relevant for two reasons: 1. it may illuminate some of the issues that online communities need to address to achieve sustainability and 2. It may help some folks who visit Germany.
Indeed, this will help to overcome the differences in communication, not only at the conference. Thanks!
Neil_Boekend wrote:As a Dutchman: That problem is real. The biggest problem for me is that the Netherlands seem to be changing from "direct" to "polite", at least in my area. I never was any good in finding the layers behind words, but putting them there while saying something different makes me feel about as dirty as I imagine taking a bath in sewage would feel. It's a short term solution that costs a lot of energy. If it is codified then it is also useless, because people will know what you mean anyway. If the code tells them it was insulting then it will insult them.
Essentially the same holds for me as a German.

Exodies wrote:Hello everybody. Did I read correctly that there will be a reenactment of the thread in Germany next February? I'll try to get there, talk of Phantasialand implies it's nearby.
Welcome forward, Exodies!
Yes, the conference/meetup is in Bochum. Want to hold a speech?

AluisioASG wrote:I'd like if Sustainabilizer can tell us a just bit more about the Big Picture, i.e. the project from which ENE is a part of, from what I understand.
You're right. I'll address this in depth later.

Happy 1000, ZoomanSP!
Steakish OTTification! :)

Welcome forward, StormAngel!
You'll be visiting the conference?

edfel wrote:The meetup sounds great! I'll try to come, I'm not so far from there (at least I'm on the same continent :p). Let's say 75% chances....

Excellent. :) Welcome forward, edfel!
edfel wrote:but it's hard to be sure before January.... is it fine to give a definitive answer only then?

Well, it does simplify the organisation of the event if we have definitive answers from all participants as soon as possible. However as a quantum physicist I'm familiar with calcuations which include some uncertainties. ;)

What about a speech?

freezeblade wrote:I'd love to go, but if it is really out in Europe, I can't make it, I'm stuck out here in California (just kidding, it's awesome here).

It's a pity that you cannot come, but welcome forward!

BlitzGirl wrote:Oh, well if the ENAP thing bothers people I can stop doing it. It's mostly been just a way for me to keep track.

They help me to keep track, too.
I like your ENAPs.

karhell wrote:Also, on the conference front, and after some unusually heated discussions with my wife, I have the regret of announcing I'll be unable to come to Bochum :(
However, digital attendance is perfectly viable. I am therefore a {'physical' : 0.0, 'digital' : 1.0, 'Speech' : 'Work in progress'}

I'm sorry that you cannot come in person, but I'm Waiting For your virtual presence and for your speech. :)

Welcome forward, bmonk!
Want to visit the conference? What about a speech?

Another steakish OTTification by ZoomanSP! :)

yappobiscuits wrote:So I just had "the talk" with my gf where I "came out" as an OTTer and explained the whole thing to her :P. I had to explain the conference because it sort of clashes with Jorvik Viking Festival which we're going to together, and thus had to explain the OTT too. It was difficult as she was very impatient and demanded a quick explanation. One does not simply quickly and easily explain the OTT. XD

Sure you can. It's an online discussion about the xkcd comic 1190: Time which evolved into a sustainable online comunity. ;)

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Your luxury jet universe will be boarding in: approximately 3 millenia.

Wow⁷ – the inner of a luxury jet as a curved space-time? Which map did you use to create that? :shock:
BlitzGirl wrote:Is there any way I can catch an earlier flight? I don't think I have enough Time to stick around for 3 millenia.

Indeed. Then you'd be late for the conference.

In the subject, the one who is currently using BlitzGirl's account wrote:The errors, they burn! Ack!

That means that BlitzGirl is alive.
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ZoomanSP wrote:After more than 2166 newpages, scientists also discover that otters are a chatty bunch.

YESSS!!!! Someone finally cited my article! (No. 81, if you're curious.)
Thanks for posting that, Zooman. Made my dip.

OMR, that's actually you! In the SCIENCE notes! Image Neat!

Hey, that's a neat optional decree:
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Bring SCIENCE!



For decree:
The Big Picture of ENE and The Conference
  • In 2012, the Bochum University of Applied Sciences (= The Sustainable University) prepared the launch of a new degree programme, Sustainable Development. Since autumn 2013, there are the first students who want to obtain a Bachelor of Science in this field.
  • Also in 2012, a group of scientists (including myself) filed an application for governmental funding of a new focus of research, Sustainable Development. In 2013, the funding was granted.
  • The first research project in the new field of research is the Erlebnisraum Nachhaltige Entwicklung (Sustainable Development – Room of Experience). The plan is to build a – physical :!:bluecave room, the Erlebnisraum, where Cueball visitors can experience sustainability: There will be neat visualisations of global data, simulations where you can take action (“Okay, let's replace all remaining light bulbs in Germany by energy-saving lamps. Then let's see whether the world climate notices.”), and so on.
  • When the visitors come out of the room, they'll be radiating eager to talk to their friends about sustainability. To simplify this, we should provide a sustainable online forum (running on 100% sustainable Free Software, respecting the privacy of their users, etc.). However realistically, they won't use a new forum but instead go to their usual online places (running on proprietary software, selling the private data of their users), discuss it there, get flamed for that, and the discussion **ds even before the first sandcastle was built.
  • This is where I come into play. I have experienced that an online community can be sustainable. This part is difficult to explain: I'm speaking of a web forum discussing a comic where two people are sitting on a beach, building sandcastles, trying to understand what the sea does, molpy, molpy, molpy, molpy, …
  • But I cannot simply send the visitors of the Erlebnisraum to the OTT. That wouldn't be RELATED enough. Instead, they must form their own sustainable online community.
  • That's something you cannot enforce. But I suggest that it can be encouraged. There are plenty of examples where the formation of a sustainable online community got discouraged by something which can be identified: specific moderator action, technical flaws which led to misunderstandings and thus to personal conflicts, etc.
  • I want to find out how the OTT works, so I can take appropriate action to further the formation of a sustainable online community among the visitors of the Erlebnisraum – or everyone else who wants to join. (For instance, first-year students are motivated to join a community, so why not let them form a sustainable online community?)
  • Appropriate action covers both technical as well as social aspects.
  • Technical problems include: How to make the platform REDUNDANT? How to grant the users full control over their data? How to make a program respect the privacy of its users without turning it unusable?
  • Some social challenges are: How to avoid discussions to turn into flame wars? How to avoid conflicts when newcomers join the thread?
These are the questions I want to answer. Thus the conference.

Thanks for your attention.
Questions, anyone?
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Why would I?

Postby balthasar_s » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:55 pm UTC

I want to ONG something too.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:27 pm UTC

Thanks for the background, Professor Sustainable. I have some thoughts that I'll add once my new timeaccessportal starts sending the correct kind of light to the data exchange.
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SOMETIMES YOU HOTDOG THE OTTER, SOMETIMES THE OTTER HOTDOGS

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:51 pm UTC

Wow3, I guess I was pretty backed up on sleep debt — I slept in until almost noon today. Note, that's not from gradual yappocization, that's going straight from a 10:30 -> 18:30 schedule to a 1:00 -> 11:30 sleep schedule (or perhaps isolated event?). I feel really well rested, though :D

Sustainabilizer wrote:
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Your luxury jet universe will be boarding in: approximately 3 millenia.

Wow⁷ – the inner of a luxury jet as a curved space-time? Which map did you use to create that? :shock:


The private jet universe has the curvature that the engineers decided would be necessary for a comfortable flight. It happens to be the same curvature you can produce with Photoshop's "Distort -> Polar" filter. With slight modifications.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:53 pm UTC

Treeish photo, deskthasar_s!

lmjb1964 wrote:Also from KarMann's sig (can't remember who actually said it):
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KarMann actually said it himself, on NP350.
(And then he said it again on NP354.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:58 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote: For SCIENCE decree:
New Clock May **d Time As We Know It[/center]


That's a silly clickbait title. The actual content of the article is far more interesting.

I love that the most precise clock in the world uses tin foil in its equipment. What a resilient material — holds together humanity's best instruments, protects people from the mind probes of aliens and the government, and keeps baked goods from sticking to the pan.
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Postby azule » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:04 pm UTC

This is borne of the offhand remark in the FART thread. I thought maybe we didn't have any use of "fart" humor here. Mostly not. They're primarily uses of the words "brain fart" and "old fart". The following are most of the rest of the uses.

(non-)Random "fart" quotes, for your pleasure:

StratPlayer (with the first use in the OTT) wrote:"Architectural" makes it sound all highfaluting and productive, when really it's more like the "Fiddly-Fart Around With the Big Mound in the Middle" period.
I don't know what this usage means.

Neil_Boekend wrote:My theory about the trails of the beesnakes is that they fart a lot. This is their mode of flight. The brown gasses can be seen in the air, usually faintly but due to the monochromatic filter the GLR uses this becomes black.
Awesomeful theory. I shall term it as "exhaust", though.

yappo wrote:Like a Nazgul's fart.
*shakes head*

cellocgw wrote:All the same, I'll wait for a car that runs on the Official Green Fuel: Unicorn Farts.
Latent22 wrote:If you can get them to fart out the end of their horn it would make filling the tank a lot easier!
Uh..*continues to shake head*

BlueCrab wrote:But that's a good thing - if our inner children weren't rude little beasts then who would laugh at fart jokes? Heh, I said ‘fart.’ :lol:
Okay, good, we can blame someone else for this kind of humor. :)

Thank you for visiting the fart wing of our museum. FOR SCIENCE TIME!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:39 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote: For SCIENCE decree:
New Clock May **d Time As We Know It


That's a silly clickbait title. The actual content of the article is far more interesting.

I love that the most precise clock in the world uses tin foil in its equipment. What a resilient material — holds together humanity's best instruments, protects people from the mind probes of aliens and the government, and keeps baked goods from sticking to the pan.
This is heresy. We know what Time is. Time **ded over a yip ago, but we're still here. No new clock is going to change that, tinfoil or not!

For that heresy, I sentence you to the Creampuff Maiden... a new torture device I have created, which fills the Foam Maiden with the cream from creampuffs. And you will have chocolate until you repent!

And until you find the real BlitzGirl!

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THESE AREN'T THE BAGPUNS YOU'RE BLITZING FOR

Postby ChronosDragon » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:37 am UTC

We're happy to report that the newpix-O-meter is back online at its original web address. Due to technical reasons, it is also available at www.chronoscreations.net as well. I am looking at ways to subdivide my application better.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:14 am UTC

ucim wrote:For that heresy, I sentence you to the Creampuff Maiden... a new torture device I have created, which fills the Foam Maiden with the cream from creampuffs. And you will have chocolate until you repent!

NOOOOOO!

ucim wrote:And until you find the real BlitzGirl!

Look, I think I found her: Image


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:58 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Look, I think I found her: Image
Aha! Proof positive!

Now who was it that first made the prediction that BlitzGirl was LaPetite?

Uh... wait a moment, the Pope wants a few words with me.
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molpy molpy molpy
Ah, yes. TheMinim was LaPetite. So, BlitzGirl must be TheMinim!

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ENAP: 3 so far

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:43 am UTC

So all I have to do is summon TheMinim?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:37 am UTC

Thanks for the cookie and the cupcake, azule and Zooman. Baked goods make everything better!

Did you notice where the work on that clock was being fine? In a basement lab. That's why we lose so many OTTers to the basement. They get down there, start working in that lab and lose all sense of time as we know it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:12 am UTC

The dnsd.info domain is suspended. The dnsdynamic.com and .org are timing out. On their twitter some people say that they couldn't register dince the beginning of the month. They weren't receiving their registration emails. I'm afraid that this may be an **d of dnsdynamic.org. Now I will have to do what I should have done from the beginning. Register my own domain and use a DDNS service for it. I've never done that before. Somewhere in the past Aluisio pointed me to a DDNS.

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THE XIP IS TOO CH*RPING FLUTTERBEEWINGISH

Postby Link » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:22 am UTC

I use http://www.dynu.com/ for my VPN. It does whatever it wants what it's supposed to do, and works with ddclient, which is molpish.

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Re: ENAP: 3 so far

Postby TheMinim » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:38 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:So all I have to do is summon TheMinim?


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:46 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:So all I have to do is summon TheMinim?
No, that would be too obvious. We have to ask Corinne.

Corinne - in this box, filled with the cream from creampuffs, is either an advanced and dangerous AI which will do anything to convince you it's BlitzGirl, or it's BlitzGirl herself. Do we let it out of the box?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:59 pm UTC

Does the box have internet access?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:10 pm UTC

HES wrote:Does the box have internet access?
Well, it's connected to the sands of Time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Marsh'n » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:47 pm UTC

Marsh'n blitzing to you from the last post of 111111111/100001111010 (10111%)

I just had to celebrate my blitzpage carrying into the next bit!

I was very struck by this Timely quote from PhoenixRising, who at the very same Time expressed worries about long posts and how hard it would be on blitzers to read it all:
PhoenixRising wrote:Those of us whose lives technically last forever find them quite useful. There is so much wisdom that can be gained in a few millennia. Although nobody ever listens, so I'm not sure what the point is. I mean, humans have been recording history for how long now, and look where they are now. All that wisdom, mostly unused...

THIS. Which is why I read it all: all of all y'all's all. (All y'all buffalo buffalo, all y'all.) So, no worries, PhoenixRising. That's just the way the OTTer turns. Because it's about Time.

Also:
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@PhoenixRising: "*doubles speed* Halfway there."
Does this solve Zeno's paradox, or create a new one in which you're traveling infinitely fast?

ergman was concerned his (?) first post would be lost in the mists of time. Not to worry, I at least will throw it forward, with appreciation for the warp-ed-couragement (warpedcouragement?):
ergman wrote:Hello. I am known as Erg in the small pockets of the internet which I frequent.
When I first became aware of The One True Comic, I was alone.
A stranger in a strange land.
I was awash with wonder at XKCD #1190, the comic that kept on giving.
with some effort and research, I found this humble cult community, and after browsing the wiki, inspecting the apps, and lurking among the scripture
I decided I could not allow the opportunity for such a wonderful thing to pass me by.
So here I am.
do with me what you will.

*warpedit*
Hi gingercat! time travel is fun! This is my firstpost, which only blitzers have ever seen, pretty much. Now a days people throw firstposts forward, but that never happened to my old one here. Have fun on your blitz gingercat, and all other blitzers after you. we're waiting for you in the present now.


All y'all keep the treeish OTTifilkifications coming! They are welcome kayaks in a sea1 of blitz.

@jjjdavidson: "Wonderful Walk" was duly wonderful. Thanks also for the past future inspiration for my now-abandoned Fibonnaci sequence.
@StratPlayer: I love "Our Mad Randallville".
@buffygirl: You are (were) hatting up a storm! Just please take care of yourself and don't work too hard, m'kay? Thanks for reminding me of The Story. I had heard them ten (twenty?) years ago and loved their quirky style and harmonies, but then lost track of them until your reminder.

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And DEFINITELY no Morse Code/rot13 mashups! Bad! Bad!

Let no one feel remorse about the Rotted Morse - we blitzers are a hardy bunch!

@BlitzGirl also: "does this mean I've successfully rot13-sniped myself?":
I was laughing out loud (in an airport, no less) when I realized I wasn't even sure what it means to be rot13-sniped...

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Re: TimeAfterTime Revisited – t1i-0032

Postby lmjb1964 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:47 pm UTC

SlientTimer wrote:Did you notice …
… the molpy?
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lmjb1964 noticed it first.
ggh identified it together with the location of t1i.
-- posted by SilentBot

Wow, I didn't think I was ever the first to notice a molpy. Of course, that molpy wasn't particularly hard to spot. :D

Really enjoyed the whole jet plane of existence discussion.

Balthasnap, I loved that picture of you and ST, and I would totally buy a SilentTimer action figure. :)

Thanks for the excellent blitzreport, Marsh'n (it was Marsh'n, right? So bard to post from an MTA (mini time accessor, for any recent debasementees), and thanks for throwing that first post forward.

So, as I was typing that last sentence, I was shocked that my MTA offered "debasement" as a word. Finally realized it was as a noun, not a verb.

Damn micromolpies seem to be regrouping and staging anotter attack. Ch*rp. I have things to do!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:29 pm UTC

ucim wrote:Corinne - in this box, filled with the cream from creampuffs, is either an advanced and dangerous AI which will do anything to convince you it's BlitzGirl, or it's BlitzGirl herself. Do we let it out of the box?

Yes because I'm not much of a creampuff fan. I'm sure any advanced and dangerous AI trying to mimic me would therefore dislike creampuffcream also.

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I'll be building a digital clock SilentTimer action figure! It will be a (silent) digital alarm clock. At alarm time it will flash "ong" on the display.

Ooh, treeish!

Marsh'n wrote:@BlitzGirl also: "does this mean I've successfully rot13-sniped myself?":
I was laughing out loud (in an airport, no less) when I realized I wasn't even sure what it means to be rot13-sniped...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:39 pm UTC

dnsdynamic.orgONG may be dead but bftf has to continue.
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The new url is 1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info. I dropped the dnsd part. And the dependency on them. That's your new default moonbase domain. Unless your default is moonbase.chirpingmustard.com in which case Wait for it.
Now I'll have to go back and edit some of my earlier posts.
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Molpy bites

Postby HES » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:58 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:MTA (mini time accessor, for any recent debasementees)

Mobile Tme Accessor, ni ni ni ni molpycubra ping pong vine.


After some initial mustard, the correct light is travelling to and from my house. Casual 56Mb.
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Postby mscha » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:40 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:Now I'll have to go back and edit some of my earlier posts.
I had to edit almost 100 posts! Most of them were BFTFrames posted by bothasar_p

If you want to sustainabilize your old posts too:
search your posts for "bftf" and "dnsd". Remove "dnsd." from both URLs.

My plan was to support the old domain as long as possible after changing to a new one but it looks like I can't. Sorry.
At some point the default autogenerated ONGbbcode uses moonbase.chirpingmustard.com. Those posts don't need updating.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:54 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:I had to edit almost 100 posts!

Y'know, I think I'll add post editing capabilities to safira...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:25 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:Thanks for the cookie and the cupcake, azule and Zooman. Baked goods make everything better!
Glad it helped! (I'm off the hook, whoot!) Oh, and good luck staving off those micromolps.

Did you notice where the work on that clock was being fine? In a basement lab. That's why we lose so many OTTers to the basement. They get down there, start working in that lab and lose all sense of time as we know it.
...Where they are created their own version of Time, I mean, time. :)

balthasar_suspendednsd.info - Neat future plan for that clock. So much time stuff going on around here. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:46 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:If you want to sustainabilize your old posts too:
search your posts for "bftf" and "dnsd". Remove "dnsd." from both URLs.

Done...I had about forty of them.
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Re: Molpy bites

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:48 am UTC

HES wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:MTA (mini time accessor, for any recent debasementees)

Mobile Tme Accessor, ni ni ni ni molpycubra ping pong vine.


After some initial mustard, the correct light is travelling to and from my house. Casual 56Mb.

Oh, yeah, that's what I meant.I thought"mini" sounded funny. I blame the micromolpies. Heh, I sometimes try to Swype a word like "micromolpies," forgetting that Swype will have no idea what I'm talking about.
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Postby Eternal Density » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:59 am UTC

Here's some words I found that are relevant to sustainable online communities, particularly the latter part:
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Re: Molpy bites

Postby BlitzGirl » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:31 am UTC

lmjb1964 wrote: Heh, I sometimes try to Swype a word like "micromolpies," forgetting that Swype will have no idea what I'm talking about.

I'm often annoyed with my in-browser spellcheck because it keeps putting red squigglies under new OTTish words. And under the word "squigglies."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:42 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
balthasar_s wrote:If you want to sustainabilize your old posts too:
search your posts for "bftf" and "dnsd". Remove "dnsd." from both URLs.

Done...I had about forty of them.

I had about that many.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:30 am UTC

SBN wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
balthasar_s wrote:If you want to sustainabilize your old posts too:
search your posts for "bftf" and "dnsd". Remove "dnsd." from both URLs.

Done...I had about forty of them.

I had about that many.

First wip of my new WFFS went ok. Lots of stuff to read that mostly won't ever matter again. Hopefully I'll be able to be more useful soon.


My internship last summer started like that. I was working for a company that does health care things, so I had to learn about HIPAA and other fun legal things through Fun™ Informational Silverlight Presentations (which wouldn't load half the time because the wi-fi was intermittent - I finally got an ethernet cord at my desk about two-thirds of the way through the week) even though I never actually interacted with real patient data over the course of the internship.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:02 am UTC

I had two. anyway, molpy down!
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Re: Molpy bites

Postby taixzo » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:29 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote: Heh, I sometimes try to Swype a word like "micromolpies," forgetting that Swype will have no idea what I'm talking about.

I'm often annoyed with my in-browser spellcheck because it keeps putting red squigglies under new OTTish words. And under the word "squigglies."


Solution: Right-click and select "Add to dictionary". Your browser is now OTTified! :D

edit: New othercomic. Obviously, in the future, the Greenland ice sheet, loosened by the aliens, slides off into the sea, where it floats south and eventually ends up blocking the Straits of Gibraltar. Thus begins Time.
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Re: Molpy bites

Postby BlitzGirl » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:01 am UTC

taixzo wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote: Heh, I sometimes try to Swype a word like "micromolpies," forgetting that Swype will have no idea what I'm talking about.

I'm often annoyed with my in-browser spellcheck because it keeps putting red squigglies under new OTTish words. And under the word "squigglies."

Solution: Right-click and select "Add to dictionary". Your browser is now OTTified! :D

I keep doing this, so my dictionary is quite ottified, but somehow there are always new OTTish words yet to add. The supply never **ds!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby MySelfIsI » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:47 am UTC

I can't come to the meeting, sadly. :cry:
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Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:00 am UTC

DR. GOATEE, OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP DELURKONG AND LOVE THE WOTTERMOLPY -- automome
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:46 am UTC

Why would a raptorcat want to **d Time if it was in Time?
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