1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:30 am UTC

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AluisioASG wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
I like the little quotelinky thing (↫) in your post, Aluisio. Is that done via script, or manually?
I'm using this:
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// ==UserScript==
// @name           XKCD Post Quote Link
// @namespace      com.scorcheduniverse
// @description    Automatically turns a quoted post into a quoted link
// @include        http://forums.xkcd.com/*
// @include        http://echochamber.me/*
// @include        http://fora.xkcd.com/*
// ==/UserScript==
var readyStateCheckInterval = setInterval(function () {
        if (document.readyState === "complete") {
            clearInterval(readyStateCheckInterval);

            linksToJumps();
            addQuotingLinks();
            createQuoteOverrideScript();
            makeQuoteLinksPrettier();
        }
}, 10);

function linksToJumps() {
    var links = document.links;
    for (var i = 0; i < links.length; i++) {
        var postIdMatchInPostLink = links[i].href.match(/\?p=(\d*)#\d*/i);
        if (postIdMatchInPostLink) {
            var postName = "p" + postIdMatchInPostLink[1];
            if (document.getElementsByName(postName).length > 0 ||
                document.getElementById(postName)) {
                links[i].href = "#" + postName;
            }
        }
    }
}

function addQuotingLinks() {
    var postId = window.location.href.match(/quote&f=\d*&p=(\d*)/i);
    var reply = document.getElementsByName("message")[0];
    if (postId && reply) {
        var poster = reply.value.match(/\[quote="(?!\[url=)(.*?)"\]/i);
        if (postId[1] && poster[1]) {
            var postLink = '[url=http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=' + postId[1] + '#p' + postId[1] + ']↫[/url]';
            var newString = '[quote="' + poster[1] + '"]' + postLink + '\n';
            reply.value = reply.value.replace(poster[0], newString);
        }
    }
}

function createQuoteOverrideScript() {
    var quoteScript = document.createElement("script");
    quoteScript.textContent = addquote.toString();
    document.body.appendChild(quoteScript);
}

function makeQuoteLinksPrettier() {
    //Transforms any quote arrow link into a link on the quote text
    Array.from(document.querySelectorAll("blockquote > div > cite + a")).forEach(function (aElement) {
        if (aElement.text === "↶") {
            var citeElement = aElement.parentElement.children[0];
            aElement.parentElement.querySelector("cite + a + br").remove();
            aElement.remove();
            aElement.text = citeElement.textContent;
            citeElement.textContent = "";
            citeElement.appendChild(aElement);
        }
    });
}

/// **********************************************************************************
/// Below replicated from PHPBB javascript with minor modification to add link
/// **********************************************************************************
function addquote(post_id, username, l_wrote) {
    var message_name = 'message_' + post_id;
    var theSelection = '';
    var divarea = false;

    if (l_wrote === undefined) {
        // Backwards compatibility
        l_wrote = 'wrote';
    }

    if (document.all) {
        divarea = document.all[message_name];
    } else {
        divarea = document.getElementById(message_name);
    }

    // Get text selection - not only the post content :(
    // IE9 must use the document.selection method but has the *.getSelection so we just force no IE
    if (window.getSelection && !is_ie && !window.opera) {
        theSelection = window.getSelection().toString();
    } else if (document.getSelection && !is_ie) {
        theSelection = document.getSelection();
    } else if (document.selection) {
        theSelection = document.selection.createRange().text;
    }

    if (theSelection === '' || typeof theSelection === 'undefined' || theSelection == null) {
        if (divarea.innerHTML) {
            theSelection = divarea.innerHTML.replace(/<br>/ig, '\n');
            theSelection = theSelection.replace(/<br\/>/ig, '\n');
            theSelection = theSelection.replace(/&lt\;/ig, '<');
            theSelection = theSelection.replace(/&gt\;/ig, '>');
            theSelection = theSelection.replace(/&amp\;/ig, '&');
            theSelection = theSelection.replace(/&nbsp\;/ig, ' ');
        } else if (document.all) {
            theSelection = divarea.innerText;
        } else if (divarea.textContent) {
            theSelection = divarea.textContent;
        } else if (divarea.firstChild.nodeValue) {
            theSelection = divarea.firstChild.nodeValue;
        }
    }

    if (theSelection) {
        if (bbcodeEnabled) {
            var postLink = '[url=http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=' + post_id + '#p' + post_id + ']↶[/url]';
            var newText = '[quote="' + username + '"]' + postLink + '\n' + theSelection + '[/quote]';

            insert_text(newText);

            //insert_text('[quote="' + username + '"]' + theSelection + '[/quote]');
        } else {
            insert_text(username + ' ' + l_wrote + ':' + '\n');
            var lines = split_lines(theSelection);
            for (i = 0; i < lines.length; i++) {
                insert_text('> ' + lines[i] + '\n');
            }
        }
    }

    return;
};

Awesomeful! Thank you! I'll try it out now. :)

GnomeAnne wrote:
The quotes page only covers the first few hundred NPs.
This is not because there are no good quotes after that, there are lots. Have people grown weary of adding to it, but someone re blitzing the thread could start again? Was it decided that later posts are unworthy, or that having that page would lessen the appeal of blitzing? Or is it that the sheer number of memorable quotes in 2500+ pages of posts by such creative people is simply too much for such a list?
If it were to cover the whole thread, it would necessarily have to be split into multiple pages, like the OTTification list.
I have almost reached page 278 in my quasi reblitz, should I begin at that point collecting the best quotes to add to the list, or leave them shrouded in the mists of Time?

More saving of quotes would be molpish. I think we just didn't have any wikiwarriors dedicated to quotekeeping after a certain point. I don't even remember the last Time I looked at the OTW quotes page. *looks* Ah. Those are all oldish quotes. The last page edit was in August 2013H! The whole thing could probably use a visit from a friendly formatting fairy, and be chopped up into smaller pieces as you suggest. If you're feeling ambitious, I'd say go for it! (AnyOTTer who wants to, really.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:11 am UTC

Take the box and drive to the place
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Drive? You don't have anything drivable.
Drive is not what you'll be doing today.
How could you get such an idea?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:05 am UTC

112358Daniel wrote:-A different browser doesn't seem to work (I only have Chrome and Internet Explorer)
-Other computers don't work
-A different network works
-I'm on vacation in England and other computers don't work. I haven't tested in countries other than England and France

Conclusion: I have a small warphole/temporal rift localized in my Chrome application.
Would these be the signs of a quantum computer / could I make a quantum computer with this?
Which means that I cannot make a bot which will check the numbers automatically...

I think a very good idea would be to use a program like Wireshark, for example, to see what exactly is going on in your network interface while you are doing this. This would be very useful information.

I see several possibilities:
  • The server shows you the "other" Times only if it sees that you use Chrome. Maybe it recognizes it by the Useragent string, http headers, whatever else.
    You could change Chrome's useragent string and see if it still works.
    You could make a different browser pretend to be Chrome and se if it works then.
  • Chrome doesn't send the URLs that you type but instead it sends something different. That would explain why it doesn't work in other browsers. This would be easily visible in a Wireshark log.
  • Chrome is not even using TCP/IP but "connects" to Time differently. (CTIF?)
  • Chrome is not connecting to anything at all. It generates the alternative pages by itself, or has them stored locally on your computer.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:23 pm UTC

Zoom!
Zoom!

Time has had Lift Off!

Zoom!
Zoom!

Way up there, over my head...
In the Land of Computery, Organized Sand.

I'll Wait.
Spoiler:
Time will Land, Someday.

Back on The Ground where GreenHouses blow away in the Night.
And; Seedlings chase ggh out of her home.

What car will ggh drive next?
What Strange places will she drive it?

What Wonders will ED and
StormAngel find DownUnder?

I'll Wait.
I'll watch for landing gear to appear.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby 112358Daniel » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:34 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:
112358Daniel wrote:-A different browser doesn't seem to work (I only have Chrome and Internet Explorer)
-Other computers don't work
-A different network works
-I'm on vacation in England and other computers don't work. I haven't tested in countries other than England and France

Conclusion: I have a small warphole/temporal rift localized in my Chrome application.
Would these be the signs of a quantum computer / could I make a quantum computer with this?
Which means that I cannot make a bot which will check the numbers automatically...

I think a very good idea would be to use a program like Wireshark, for example, to see what exactly is going on in your network interface while you are doing this. This would be very useful information.

I see several possibilities:
  • The server shows you the "other" Times only if it sees that you use Chrome. Maybe it recognizes it by the Useragent string, http headers, whatever else.
    You could change Chrome's useragent string and see if it still works.
    You could make a different browser pretend to be Chrome and se if it works then.
  • Chrome doesn't send the URLs that you type but instead it sends something different. That would explain why it doesn't work in other browsers. This would be easily visible in a Wireshark log.
  • Chrome is not even using TCP/IP but "connects" to Time differently. (CTIF?)
  • Chrome is not connecting to anything at all. It generates the alternative pages by itself, or has them stored locally on your computer.


I'm not very skilled in this kind of thing,
Spoiler:
don't judge me *blush*

Could you explain how I could verify these possibilities? Also, I don't have administrator privileges on this account on my computer (I'm a minor) and I don't think my parents would accept my explanation. Are there any possibilities that don't need that?
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1190: Time: 吸牛 AWEFULSOME YAPPOCISED M**STARD!

Postby mrob27 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:21 pm UTC

EternalDensity wrote:I happened across an app backup file on my old phone called "xkcd Time Live Wallpaper_1.11.apk". Does anyone still need it?

GnomeAnne wrote:Wildhound posted a link to it here [which links to this ]

It would be nice if someone more Androidically-enabled than I could take this and somehow modify it to display whatever frame is on my live replay site. It seems to just pull an image URL out of http://xkcd.mscha.org/time_latest.csv, which of course shows an epilogue frame. But maybe if there were a live-updated file located at, say … http://www.mrob.com/time/replay/f.csv … ?
  (Hints: the APK file is neither compressed nor encrypted, the mscha URL appears as a string inside it, and my URL is magically the same length! But the modified APK file might fail a consistency test (checksum to detect errors) unless something else is done to it.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:37 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby macraw83 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:10 pm UTC

mrob27 wrote:
EternalDensity wrote:I happened across an app backup file on my old phone called "xkcd Time Live Wallpaper_1.11.apk". Does anyone still need it?

GnomeAnne wrote:Wildhound posted a link to it here [which links to this ]

It would be nice if someone more Androidically-enabled than I could take this and somehow modify it to display whatever frame is on my live replay site. It seems to just pull an image URL out of http://xkcd.mscha.org/time_latest.csv, which of course shows an epilogue frame. But maybe if there were a live-updated file located at, say … http://www.mrob.com/time/replay/f.csv … ?
  (Hints: the APK file is neither compressed nor encrypted, the mscha URL appears as a string inside it, and my URL is magically the same length! But the modified APK file might fail a consistency test (checksum to detect errors) unless something else is done to it.)
Considering that the developer of said app was still active in the OTT as of a wip or so ago, might just require a quick summon (and if this doesn't work maybe a PM will do):
Wildhound wrote:
Flado wrote:
Wildhound wrote:OTC live wallpaper update:
(snip)
Update is pushed and should be available in an hour or so.[/spoiler]

The OTC live wallpaper has been on my phone since you announced it here. However, I installed LineageOS and was too naive to think I'd just reinstall it from the store... It seems the live wallpaper has been pulled from the Google Play Store. I cound't find it on F-Droid either. It is still available on several APK sites, but I obviously trust the OTT much more than I do e.g. downloadatoz.com. So please, please Wildhound could you please put a copy of the latest version somewhere (on the Wiki, perhaps?) or at least publish a hash of the original apk? The one I got from a random site has this MD5 hash:

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536d3e40705bdd4f8c8359bd49bef09d  com.changeofplangames.xkcd.time.apk


Cheers!
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1190: Time: YOU ****D BY THE MTA, YOU NEWPIXT BY THE MTA

Postby mrob27 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:06 pm UTC

Yep. I didn't want to impose upon @Wildhound, inasmuch as xe might be too busy to dig up the Android Studio project and get it to compile/build again. But yes, that would be best :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:31 pm UTC

Bonsai baobab? Treeish!



addams wrote:I'll Wait.
Spoiler:
Time will Land, Someday.

Back on The Ground where GreenHouses blow away in the Night.
And; Seedlings chase ggh out of her home.

What car will ggh drive next?
What Strange places will she drive it?

What Wonders will ED and
StormAngel find DownUnder?

I'll Wait.
I'll watch for landing gear to appear.
Yesterday, I was thinking of you as it rained.
It was p*ssing down - I forget, do we use that expression in the US?

Because I grew up in the Northeast, I still convert to snow in my head when I hear rain amounts:
If it was cold, we would have had 3 feet of snow yesterday -
there would have been 2 feet over the space of 5 hours - would that have been a blizzard?

It's a silly thing for me to think about. Snow is not a thing here.
We get a dusting every 5 years or so.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:01 pm UTC

Cake!
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ggh, BlitzGirl, and ED wrote: Batman
ohhhhh, I see it now, I was looking for this :
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REDUNDANT
Spoiler:
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The preserves look a lot more red when not viewed through the internet.
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And again to add the "Edited to add" notes.
And for formatting.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:40 pm UTC

ggh wrote:Bonsai baobab? Treeish!



addams wrote:I'll Wait.
Spoiler:
Time will Land, Someday.

Back on The Ground where GreenHouses blow away in the Night.
And; Seedlings chase ggh out of her home.

What car will ggh drive next?
What Strange places will she drive it?

What Wonders will ED and
StormAngel find DownUnder?

I'll Wait.
I'll watch for landing gear to appear.
Yesterday, I was thinking of you as it rained.
It was p*ssing down - I forget, do we use that expression in the US?

Because I grew up in the Northeast, I still convert to snow in my head when I hear rain amounts:
If it was cold, we would have had 3 feet of snow yesterday -
there would have been 2 feet over the space of 5 hours - would that have been a blizzard?

It's a silly thing for me to think about. Snow is not a thing here.
We get a dusting every 5 years or so.
Yes. We use the words, "Pissing Rain".

We borrowed them from a more Traditional English speaking people.
Most likely, we will Not give them back. You can, still, use them.

brrr...You spent your childhood with Snow!
Now, we know that much more about you.

You and I, now, share a climate, half way around the world from one another.
Under 'Normal' circumstances, we get a dusting of Snow every five years or so.

This year was Highly Unusual.
I was SnowBound, more than once.

And; We had multiple Hurricanes dance in off The Pacific.
Like a series of Wild Ballerinas, each one doing her Best.

Garden Chatter:
Spoiler:
I have found a cluster of Bleeding Hearts.
The were my Mother's favorite flower. The are a Native, here.
https://www.google.com/search?q=bleedin ... JMVG3P0yCM:

I have built a haphazard Deer Proof fence to protect them.
They are on the Deer menu the way Quail are on the Menu.

Poor cute little Quail.
They are on all meat eater's Menu.
And; They seem to know it.

There are Male LookOuts, at all Times.
They will Never be tame, like the Deer.

oh...It seems, the Blue Jays are going to be a noisy Fact of Life for me.
I can Not convince them to Go Away! Y-O-Y must they sound that way??

The Rain Stopped for three whole days.
The Trees lost no Time dispersing pollen.

I had to wipe the pollen from my windscreen,
Before I could drive Lucille. Pollen that thick!
Back Up in the Stratosphere of Computer Mysteries.

Zoom!
Zoom!

Up over my head like Jets Zooming to Cities far away.
I can see them. I have No Idea what is going on up there.

***Pre-Post, Edit:
Oh!! Balthasar!!

You had eight hours with friends that Treasure you so.
Yes. Eight hours spent in Good Company goes so Fast!

Einstein used the presence of Good Company to explain The Relativity of Time.
You understand Time the way Dr. Einstein understood Time. Maybe, better.

Thank you for taking us along with you!
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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:08 am UTC

Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:17 am UTC

GnomeAnne, that's Awesomeful!

I'm going to add that to the wiki!
Chirp it - I think I'm going to put it in twice. How do you like them apples?!


ETA: what flavour is the topping?
ETA2: IRL, does (did) it look a little like this?
Spoiler:
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Or did I go too far? I hit it gleefully with the hammer of colour correction. (Some might say "bludgeoned it.")
ETA3: Hmm, should it have been more purple? Less even?

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1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np414

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:10 am UTC

UNGLIS...
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Wait for it.
(Colorization by ZoomanSP.)

Replay Time live here!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:58 am UTC

What a scrumptious-looking cakepix! Image
Is it heresy to want to consume Time itself?

Cueball wrote:I don't think we can build it much taller than this. It's been fun, though!

Cueball returns to the tents of the Forty. After a moment, Megan agrees and also returns. They spend the last few dips of their lives untroubled by a thirst for knowledge, sore hiking feet, raptorcats, or bebeanied scientists. Then suddenly the sea becomes too seaish and overwhelms the raftcastleless Cueganites, who all drown horribly. The final newpix, which is of course now underwater, is entirely black with coffeecancer.

Thus ends Time.

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ohhhhh, I see it now, I was looking for this :
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I've used Batman-as-symbol a few times, but it seems to be picked up on a lot more quickly, which is unmolpish because it can throw Drawception games off-course. A stylized Batman head, at least for me, is easier to disguise.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby 112358Daniel » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:43 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Cueball wrote:I don't think we can build it much taller than this. It's been fun, though!

Cueball returns to the tents of the Forty. After a moment, Megan agrees and also returns. They spend the last few dips of their lives untroubled by a thirst for knowledge, sore hiking feet, raptorcats, or bebeanied scientists. Then suddenly the sea becomes too seaish and overwhelms the raftcastleless Cueganites, who all drown horribly. The final newpix, which is of course now underwater, is entirely black with coffeecancer.

Thus ends Time.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:20 pm UTC

There are enough multiverses for everyone.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:46 pm UTC

I was summoned via PM by a couple of steakish otters in the same week that my co-workers were posting GRR's OtherComics in hipchat. The coincidence was too great and I came by for a molpish hug. And to hand out cupcakes, of course.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:15 pm UTC

Awesomeful cake GnomeAnne! And no, BlitzGirl, it's not heresy at all to consume Time. We are all but tiny droplets in the Sea of Time, but together, we make up Time.
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1190: Time: INSTANT RAPTORCATS, JUST ADD POPES

Postby mrob27 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:37 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:There are enough multiverses for everyone!!

"There are enough multiverses for ((everyone)factorial)factorial."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:14 pm UTC

Mmmm.... Hugs I can eat.... I think I'll molpy down to some sweet comavisions now. Thanks, Valarya! :)




(ooh, but first... those batmans... have been there the whole Time? Are they *shudder* everywhere? Is there a batman Under the Same Stars?)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:57 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:And you're all still here. Image

Hi Valarya! Thanks for the cakehugs. And of course we are still here, where else should we be waiting?
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Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:19 pm UTC

Holy ch*rp, it's Valarya! With cupcakes!!Image Hi Val! Awesomeful to see you!

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(ooh, but first... those batmans... have been there the whole Time? Are they *shudder* everywhere? Is there a batman Under the Same Stars?)

They only live in Drawception panels, their natural habitat. (I don't think raptorcats and hiddenbats would get along very well.)

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1190: "Time" - Time Revisited - np425

Postby mscha » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:10 pm UTC

SKIUNGS...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:25 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:(And sometimes I sneak in other heads too.)


Strong Bad perhaps?
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Postby GnomeAnne » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:29 am UTC

Baobabs!
The colorised version is perfect! The icing was maybe a little too light, but the red was just right. I microwaved the topping to soften it so I could spread it, but it got a little too soft, and by the time I took the picture, it had started soaking into the cake and getting darker. But that's what it looked like when I put it on.

The "cake" was a double batch of the "Disgustingly Rich Brownies" recipe from klutz's A Very Slightly Messy Manual, but with chunks of Hershey bars instead of walnuts, and white grape juice concentrate instead of water.
The topping was pureed cherry preserves mixed with strawberry jam, whipped cream with [heresy]too much sugar[/heresy] (which is why you should use measuring cups instead of pouring directly from the bag into your recipe), and chocolate cream cheese frosting.

I used a projector to transfer the picture from my lapleopard to the brownies.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:55 am UTC

Nice Cake.
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Of course, the Rain is being pushed by gale force winds.
And; Punctuated with Thunder.

Wet.
It has been and continues to be a Wet Year.

One year, 2009, (I think) we had a Hurricane on May 5th.
It could happen again. I grow weary of the rain. (ho-hum)

I've noticed a difference in the sound of the Rain.
Spring/Summer Rain falls on broadleaf plants.

That is a unique and soothing sound.
Even for a person that is tired of Rain.
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Re: 1190: Time: INSTANT RAPTORCATS, JUST ADD POPES

Postby 112358Daniel » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:42 am UTC

mrob27 wrote:
balthasar_s wrote:There are enough multiverses for everyone!!

"There are enough multiverses for ((everyone)factorial)factorial."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:30 am UTC

Luckily, both things are possible here.
Sometimes even at the same time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby 112358Daniel » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:33 am UTC

balthasar_s wrote:Luckily, both things are possible here.
Sometimes even at the same time.

Fine, I'll share.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:01 am UTC

ggh wrote:Bonsai baobab? Treeish!

Rosetta-in-a-castle thought that bringing greenery into said castle was a good idea. But there were unforeseen side effects...

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Meant it to be Spiderman originally, but I can totally see Strong Bad there too. May have to deliberately hide him one of these dips.
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Re: 1190: "Baobab Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:41 am UTC

I don't believe in the multiverse. One united universe is enough for us all!
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Postby GnomeAnne » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:36 am UTC

Go out and get to the place using whatever means you have available but leave the room, already!
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Ok.

Okay, Okay, sheesh...

I was six hours late to post this and no one else has beaten me to it?
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Re: 1190: "Baobab Time"

Postby 112358Daniel » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:27 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:I don't believe in the multiverse. One united universe is enough for us all!

I believe there might be a multiverse, but what troubles me is that every time I prevent myself from doing something embarrassing, there is a me that did it. It makes me feel so much pity for that poor person.
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Re: BSTAOng

Postby ggh » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:12 pm UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:Okay, Okay, sheesh...

I was six hours late to post this and no one else has beaten me to it?

I was busy making a new art category on the wiki (maybe not for the entire six hours). I really wanted to put jafloi's wood carving on it, but it's a broken dropbox link now. Does anyone have a saved copy of that image?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:59 pm UTC

Cheers! I should have known. :)

I think the STAF and your bots belong on that page too. If you want to direct me to the best photos of them, I'll add them. Otherwise, you'll have to
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:01 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:I was summoned via PM by a couple of steakish otters in the same week that my co-workers were posting GRR's OtherComics in hipchat. The coincidence was too great and I came by for a molpish hug. And to hand out cupcakes, of course.


GRR Martin is doing OtherComics now? :P

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Go out and get to the place using whatever means you have available but leave the room, already!
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Ok.


Okay, Okay, sheesh...

I was six hours late to post this and no one else has beaten me to it?


I'm curious about how exactly this view we're seeing works. We're above the ceiling, but there is no ceiling? Or maybe we can only see it from where we are. And the door disappears when out of view - we should be able to see it above the wall:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby macraw83 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:01 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:
GnomeAnne wrote:
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Go out and get to the place using whatever means you have available but leave the room, already!
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Ok.


Okay, Okay, sheesh...

I was six hours late to post this and no one else has beaten me to it?


I'm curious about how exactly this view we're seeing works. We're above the ceiling, but there is no ceiling? Or maybe we can only see it from where we are. And the door disappears when out of view - we should be able to see it above the wall:

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RSIR:
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Perhaps it's back-face culling, a technique that has a number of applications, one of which is where video games to allow you to still see if the "camera" ends up on the wrong side of an object (such as a wall or ceiling). Though that doesn't explain the disappearing door phenomenon.
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