1190: "Time"

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Re: ATTACK ITS WEAK POINT FOR OTHERRIVERWADINGISH TEMPORALIT

Postby ucim » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:36 pm UTC

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slinches wrote:What are those things protruding from the conveyerbot's midsection!? :shock:

Mustard? That's the only explanation I can come with at the moment. Really epsilonish.

The conveyerbot stuck its tongue out at us. It's saying "nyah nyah nyancat, you can't figure me out!"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:39 am UTC

In the cONGs, the conveyorbot seems to be taking aim for something. There must be wheels under the undercarriage that allow it to turn without turning the large wheels - perhaps the large wheels are for something else.

In the bwONGs, TallBeanie seems to have forgotten something.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:47 am UTC

It's official: Tallbeanie is Slendo Man. I checked with my thumb. Or was it the pointer?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:50 am UTC

I was looking for the author of PFFFTH!!, and now "litany" no longer sounds like a real word.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:58 am UTC

ucim wrote:In the cONGs, the conveyorbot seems to be taking aim for something. There must be wheels under the undercarriage that allow it to turn without turning the large wheels - perhaps the large wheels are for something else.

I think it uses skid-steering to turn. Like these machines:
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ETA: As to why the big wheels seem to be not revolving at all - the reason can be similar to the elevator problem - the camera captures the wheels in the same position every time. Actually not even the same position, the wheels have 24 spokes meaning once they rotate 15 degrees, they look the same.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:21 pm UTC

NoMouse wrote:
ucim wrote:In the cONGs, the conveyorbot seems to be taking aim for something. There must be wheels under the undercarriage that allow it to turn without turning the large wheels - perhaps the large wheels are for something else.

I think it uses skid-steering to turn. Like these machines:
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Maybe. Though to effeciently use skid steering the wheel base has to be about the same as the track width. With a long wheelbase you loose the ability to skid.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sustainabilizer » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:17 pm UTC

I have the impression that the ONG is late, but maybe it's just Time dilation.

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ENDISH OR OTTERRIFIC CREDENZAS? … WHY DON'T WE HAVE BOTH?

Postby mrob27 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:28 pm UTC

NoMouse wrote:I think it uses skid-steering to turn.

I'm holding out for the Mecanum wheel theory (which I never shared, but I'm sharing it now :D )

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:35 pm UTC

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Interesting that this vehicle appears to be making a 180° turn. Seems unnecessary, isn't it symmetrical?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:43 pm UTC

Sciscitor wrote:Maybe. Though to effeciently use skid steering the wheel base has to be about the same as the track width. With a long wheelbase you lose the ability to skid.

Here, I conducted an experiment. :D
Wheels on both vehicles are set to the same speed. While it's definitely harder and slower, it is possible to skid steer even with such proportions (of course the material of the tires plays a big part but we know nothing about these unconventional wheels).


By the way, this was done in a game called Besiege if you haven't heard of it - a sandbox physics based game where you have to usually destroy a castle or somethingd by building and using anything you can imagine - catapults, trebuchets (of course!), medieval-style guided missiles, tanks, helicopters... Quite RELATED actually. I really recommend it. Warning: very addictive and Time-consuming. :)

dOr just do whatever you want
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Re: ENDISH OR OTTERRIFIC CREDENZAS? … WHY DON'T WE HAVE BOTH

Postby Sustainabilizer » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:05 pm UTC

mrob27 wrote:I'm holding out for the Mecanum wheel theory (which I never shared, but I'm sharing it now :D )

Treeish! :)

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I'm viewing it “just like that” by crossing my eyes. ;)

I expected all images to be left/right-swapped, but in fact most of them appeared correct to me; only some of them were swapped. Mustard?
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Sustainabilizer wrote:I expected all images to be left/right-swapped, but in fact most of them appeared correct to me; only some of them were swapped.

Since they are for viewing with a stereoscope like "Google cardboard", the left eye's image should be on the left, and the right eye's image should be on the right. If one were attempting to view them without a stereoscope, xey would need to use the "stare off into space" technique, not the "crossing the eyes" technique Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:37 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Interesting that this vehicle appears to be making a 180° turn. Seems unnecessary, isn't it symmetrical?


It's not though:
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The conveyor (?) sticks off one end, but not the other.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:52 pm UTC

I think it's doing donuts.

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balthasar_s wrote:Let's wait until I reach these pages and then compare the blitzreports!

A stellar* suggestion, that combines three of my favourite activities (Waiting, Blitzing, and Redundancy)! You are truly a bOTTifactor of the first order.

@NoMouse: It's interesting that the videohotdog Beseige has sufficiently realistic physics to answer this sort of question, and yet features guided missiles using da Vinci's "aerial screw" for propulsion :D

@slinches: If the truckbot is doing donuts, perhaps it is responding to puns? Is it such a problem in the future that robotic enforcement is required?

Regarding the truck, I'd like to see some speculation about the grayish things sticking out of one side or the other of the conveyor belt, seen in 308 through 310, and again (less obviously) in 318 through 320. Any theories?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:16 pm UTC

TIL Time Catapult can be used to demonstrate the effects of erosion:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:59 pm UTC

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Postby mscha » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:30 am UTC

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Postby mrob27 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:54 am UTC

Thanks for the git/etc. list, @AluisioASG!

AluisioASG wrote:TIL Time Catapult can be used to demonstrate the effects of erosion:
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…which makes me wonder, why don't they just build everything entirely out of catapults?

Anyone care to guess what Slendo Man is after under the elevator platform?

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Time Randomly Revisited - np1994

Postby mscha » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:00 am UTC

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Re: Time Randomly Revisited - np1994

Postby SBN » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:22 am UTC

mscha wrote:OVERARRONGE...
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Has this one been puzzlized (puzzleated? bepuzzled?) yet?
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Postby mscha » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:30 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:35 am UTC

Dunno why I never noticed it before, but there are white dots (rivets? wormholes?) in some of the supporting members of the elevator control castle. Mostly they stay the same from frame to frame, but sometimes they change, and they certainly changed while the Beanie was getting whatever it was by the stairs. (Maybe they are in front of the stairs, and this is a way, by occultation, to figure out how thick they are?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:51 am UTC

mrob27 wrote:Anyone care to guess what Slendo Man is after under the elevator platform?

I thought he was retrieving his hidden stash of pr0n, but in the latest frame it looks too elliptical to be pr0nographic.

So I guess it's a bag, suitable for RUNNING.
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Postby mscha » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:30 am UTC

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Re: Time Randomly Revisited - np1994

Postby mscha » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:31 am UTC

SBN wrote:Has this one been puzzlized (puzzleated? bepuzzled?) yet?

It has now. :)

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ucim wrote:Dunno why I never noticed it before, but there are white dots (rivets? wormholes?) in some of the supporting members of the elevator control castle. Mostly they stay the same from frame to frame, but sometimes they change, and they certainly changed while the Beanie was getting whatever it was by the stairs. (Maybe they are in front of the stairs, and this is a way, by occultation, to figure out how thick they are?

I think they're just dithering artifacts. With only 4 gr[ae]yscales to work with, you see them a lot more than in other Time (after Time) stories that have 256.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sustainabilizer » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:00 am UTC

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NONE OF THE PLACES I FLOATED HAD WHITE PIXELS.

Postby mrob27 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:24 pm UTC

ucim wrote:Dunno why I never noticed it before, but there are white dots (rivets? wormholes?) in some of the supporting members of the elevator control castle […]

Alas, the long-neglected white pixel, pariah of Time's pixel society, goes ever-un-noticed. Even the accidentally-very-dark-gray-instead-of-black pixel receives a place of honour, a timelessly-memorable title (mustard) and endless attention and speculation about what it portends for the world as we know it and the infallibility (or lack of such) of a One True Author. OTTers flock to museums built in its honour.
  But white pixels? Naahhh, they have no mass, no shade, nothing in our world is made of them and they may as well not even exist. We hear of them only once, in that creation-myth of the primordial Machine built by Mrorl at the dawn of Time:
Most everything, in fact, had become either black (including the ground, the sea, the coffee, babies, molpies and trees) or white (which included the clouds, the sun and the stars, along with the beautiful brashations and neotremes that zipped and circled eagerly through the skies, though they could now no longer be distinguished from the sky itself which was also completely white.)

though even that passage seems somewhat dismissive. The Machine is seen advising the bOTTifactors that there are still a lot of grays left but that they should reserve them … [for] certain special dark places. The gray pixels are rare, and should be "reserved" for places that are "special" by being dark. What of the special light places? Nothing is ever said of them.

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considerable economic stress at this period in history…


But I digress.

Maybe they are in front of the stairs, and this is a way, by occultation, to figure out how thick they are?

What's "they", the white pixels? It may also be a way, by occultation, to figure out how thick our stick-figures' sticks are. (The timing of an occultation depends on the dimensions both of the occulting object and the occulted object. So we'd need more data in any case.)
  … though I'd lean towards @mscha's dithering artifact explanation. The white pixels only move when something else nearby is moving/changing, which is consistent with the artifacts seen in two-dimensional error diffusion. Similar effects probably caused pixel-changes (and lack of such) leading to @Sustainabilizer's noticing that "remapt_0199 to 0203 aren't identical".

mikrit wrote: in the latest frame it looks too elliptical to be pr0nographic.

I see one of these:
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any part of your body through the P0rtal during relocation. Unintended
and/or excessive death may occur, and this warning constitutes sole and
complete remedy on behalf of Aperture Systems. Good luck.

the implications are clear. They're going to solve their problem in the style of what if? 53.

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Postby mscha » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:30 pm UTC

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DIAL R FOR RIVERISHNESS

Postby NoMouse » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:09 pm UTC

Right now it looks like the Beanie is looking at himself in a mirror. Perhaps checking whether his beanie is correctly placed on his head. They're The Beanies, this is crucially important to them.
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GOT TREEISHNESS?

Postby mrob27 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:01 pm UTC

Oh yes, @NoMouse, it's a mirror. But it is to be used for signalling some other Beanie(s) who are watching from a survey tower, like Megan saw when she said, And I saw flashes of light. Something glinting.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:11 pm UTC

- Mirror, mirror, in my hand! Who is the beaniest in this land?
- It is no longer you, Tallbeanie. The young woman they call Rosetta has grown in wisdom and insights, year by year. Yesterday she defended her thesis, "Oceanography in a Changing World", and graduated summa cum laude. She is now the beaniest in this land.
- Nooooo! I shall get my revenge, even if I have to destroy the berm.
- That could be unwise.
- Says you! You are just a mirror!
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