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by mrob27
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: THANKS, CUEBALL. THUEBALL.

But these are not my words. They are yours. Read that post again. I quoted you there. Of course, you're right. I thought that sounded a little too familiar. Oh, well, at least there's this: Who is this guy, anyway? http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000210.png Who he is? Well, this guy is...
by mrob27
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: LEML! LOOK AT THE THE SIZE OF THAT GOAT!

I'll give you something else to think about. Those are good things to think about. Remember frame 181 ? / […] / Now let's go back to 167 We are looking at a story (in cartoon form) involving some nice folks who have encountered a gate, and a building (which previously was a hole in the ground). At ...
by mrob27
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: IT CAN DO WHATEVER IT WANTS. IT'S THE SEA.

(Breathing a sigh of relief, that the NP2701 reference managed to be ONGed before we actually got to the real NP2701. Not that I have anything specific planned as such, but, I was thinking my story would get out well ahead of this point and as I have kept needing to focus on work and postpone my bOT...
by mrob27
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: SUDDENLY, TARDISES. THOUSANDS OF THEM!

Only Master so far (and not even that until graduation). Beginning as a Ph.D. candidate in the fall.
by mrob27
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: I LIKE MY REDUNDABIKES LIKE I LIKE MY OTTERONGS: COVERED IN MURTLES

Today I ended my oral defense presentation with a Koniec! slide, just for fun. The committee passed me. Edit: Oh, of course. I did see that goat ASCII art in the nopixbot window didn't I? http://fora.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=43633 Speculate on OTTish academic programs and/or degrees. Y'know...
by mrob27
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: ONE SLITHERMOLP DOES NOT A NINJA MAKE

balthasar_s wrote:Will know what?

That's a good question, but be careful how you answer. Hofstadter is rather meta and self-referential, so if anyone knew what he knew, then perhaps it wouldn't be possible for that thing to be known.
by mrob27
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU JUST SAID BECAUSE I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE BOTCASTLE.

All right, so, BSTA fans, we have a bit of a puzzle maybe. I'm sure we all recognize the PSAL (Person Sitting At Laptop) as MFBB (My Fellow Botbuilder Balthasar_s). We have a reference to 2016-10-31. If you check the AotT (Archives of the Thread) you'll see that MFBB posted at 2016-10-20 ( OTT:2526:...
by mrob27
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: HELLO, I AM THE FORTY, AND MY NAME HAS 8 LETTERS!

Again we see Meg
attempt the impossible.
Pailevator fail!

Image
frame M#677


BSTA: Wow, that suddenly got a lot more meta. Perhaps Hofstadter will know.
by mrob27
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: THEY'RE TAKING THE MOLPIES TO ISENGARD!

[…] someone spotted a 1/2 cue monitor lizard crossing a road nearby though. No word as to why. …to monitor the neighbours, I suppose. What, internet? No monitor lizard doughnuts? I'm disappointed. Edit: https://ishanlin.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/lizard_donut.jpg?w=924 *phew*. You had me worri...
by mrob27
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: MY MUSTARD BLINDPOSTETH OVER

I like the new Molpy UP! even better.   For some unknown reason, on my machine it thinks the "CTRL" key is always being pressed, regardless of reality. That makes the speed adjustment not work (and makes the "debugging/cheating" stuff easier to access). I hacked the code a bit to...
by mrob27
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: THE GLR IS A CUTE THE GLR

Using sudo with pip install isn't best practice. […] I know about virtualenv, that's how I access Python 3, but I need the standard Python to be in the standard place on my system, for long-term stability. sudo is just fine.   On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, just doing pip install without sudo complains: OSEr...
by mrob27
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: WE'RE GONNA NEED A MORE WOWTERFALLISH TRANSLATEOUNG

but they aren't static, they're moving! :P

Uh-oh.

Image . . . . . . . . Image
by mrob27
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: I AM ROSE, HEAR ME ROAR

Thank you @GnomeAnne ! I remembered being able to enter four words last week. Given your comments about IP address and VPN, I guess it's because I was using my mobile semi-organised sand and it switched itself from 3G to Wifi (or vice-versa, maybe?).   I tried the fast-forward, rewind, stop and paus...
by mrob27
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: BEARDO IS A CUTE BEARDO

Wow, it was @BltizGirl ! Happy Timeversary! / […] / In celebration of [the fifth Timeversary], I blitz-wrote a riverish Hotdog: / Molpy Up! / […] This is wonderful, but lacks instructions. Apart from the Python-related instructions, like " sudo pip install pygame ", which others have addre...
by mrob27
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: NO MINIP IN THE 'VERSE CAN CORINNE ME!

Was wondering if the NP count to the start of Time on mrob's replay page should be in shortpix or longpix? It's in longpix at present, but Time will start off in shortpix of course.. Hi @Rakhal ! That's a good point. I think it depends on your perspective:   If you imagine that you have "trave...
by mrob27
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: ET TU, GENERAL ERROR?

A brief reminder that you may use mrob.com/time/replay to view Time in real-time, as it were. Soon the "Time is about to start" screen will appear and then, 48 shortpix later at midnip Randall-Daylight-Time, we'll get Frame 1. As presently given it is best for big screens, but if anyone wo...
by mrob27
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: E6: *AUFMOLP*ISATION ĘNAP / (OK) . . . (NOT OK)

balthasar_s wrote:This is not easy to organise. […]

Thank you for explaining!
  I thought it would be fun to play with the tape machine, like the other people were able to do (perhaps?) but it's not that important, so don't worry about it.
by mrob27
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: NOW I AM BECOME EPILOGUE, THE UNBASEMENTER OF EPSILONITY

That's useful, thank you.   I vaguely remember some mention of that. It happened in the middle of a roughly 28-day period during which I didn't post anything. I think probably I wasn't reading either. I found this post by @ggh . The trick of typing "hidden interface" into 2words does not s...
by mrob27
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: MY BICYCLE IS PROBLEMATIC.

Where did you find Hebrew? There's a list of notable decipherment claims on Wikipedia . The Alberta folks are the last one in the list. [This isn't a Hebrew claim, it's a Turkic-family claim] Oh, I didn't know about Ardiç and Ardiç. I assumed that because they are from University of Alberta, it was...
by mrob27
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: "WAIT FOR IT IN YOUR PUNDRAGON" SOUNDS LIKE SLANG FOR TELLING SOMEONE TO CH**RP.

[…] the Voynich Manuscript is actually getting translated! Sadly, no. The corpus that Hauer and Kondrak used (The UN's Universal Declaration on Human Rights ) is too small for this sort of task, and has a bias in that it concerns only one (albeit broadly applicable) subject. Worse, once you assume ...
by mrob27
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: NO TRILOMEG AT AN ESCoTaT CAN POST ME!

Examine box content http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000204.png Some cassettes. WYSPA CZARNYCH MALIN : "Island of Black Raspberries" (or something close to that)    …MAŁP : The only words I see (from the stems database here , and the 2012 list here , which has almost 700,000 w...
by mrob27
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: I HAVE THE MOST EPSILONISH CROISSANT RIGHT NOW.

Is this photograph something that existed already, or do we now have proof (well, strong evidence at least. It could have been made in Photoshop rather than being a photograph of a real thing) that The Advent is taking at least some of these themself? Yes. :P   Remember we already have this: (at OT...
by mrob27
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: ONE ORANGUMOLP DOES NOT A REVEALER THE RECENT MAKE

Yes, and a bit of a challenge to keep my hands dry during the molpy-creation process so that I wouldn't get my phone wet when I took the photos.

"molpigenesis"
by mrob27
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: MY PENGOAT JUST MUSTARDED ME; M**STARD WAS SO CASH

Of course the snow-molpies have clothes, but they're made of the same colour pixels, so you can't tell. Oh that's adorable! :D Now I'm trying to think of how we could make a simple two-frame stop motion animation […] Exactly what I was thinking too… I really wanted to make all twelve (there are alwa...
by mrob27
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: NOOOO THEY BE CRENELLATING MY SNOW-WOOLPIES

[…] this other video also showed up. […] Edit: there's a real one . @Azule 's fireflies ( Zanclean Zodiac ) have also become real . (Yes, Intel again. They seem to be the company that likes to spend seaish amounts of money on this nerdy stuff.) […] Thick, heavy, good packing snow, great for making ...
by mrob27
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: QUOTH THE OTTER, "BTTBAA"

Examine room
Image

There is a desk.
A lot of stuff on it.

Keyboard, screens, floppy disks, cassettes, tape player, some boxes, some other things...

The room also has doors.



Cassettes! (Do not eat.)
by mrob27
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: GOAT HARD 2: GOAT HARDER

Those who see the "brick" containing "3000" probably also see bricks in my posts.   For example, there is probably a "brick" at the beginning of this line. If so, then perhaps you can't read Morobu 's Japanese stuff, like in this post ?   For @balthasar_s I believe you'...
by mrob27
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: FOREGOAT YOUR CH**RPING BAOBABS. FOREGOAT THEM.

At the last IceCoffeeStarsSemenLavaSandCancer Olympics, Saltroping was played as a Demonstration sport . Teams riding on rafts competed to lasso flotsam (and sometimes each other) with ropes. The rules and scoring are very complex and the sport has a small, but wildly devoted following. The I ICSSLS...
by mrob27
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: DIAL Z FOR ZOMBIE RAPTORS

We now have two taglines, and each could possibly be a response to something that someone else had recently said:    "Time is surprising. You never know what will accidentally ripple into yesterday." — could be a response to OTT:2635:27 .    "The photos are gathered from other lives, ...
by mrob27
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: THE MOST TEMPORAL PART OF CHEWING BEESNAKES IS ANTELOPIES IN YOUR MOLPANZEE

Stop playing game http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/bsta-000202.gif ] Enough of this computering. Time to get up and… do something else look around or something. KONIEC ?     T** **D ?!? :shock: — mrob27 http://fora.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=41728 I just realized that statistical thermody...
by mrob27
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:32 am UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: IF UNBASEMENTING IN R.A.Z.O.R. IS RECENT, CONSIDER ME LAPETITE.

Funny story, @balthasar_s . ĘĘ:ĘĘ:ĘĘ:ĘĘ! Good points @GnomeAnne .   The Sea 1 was probably comparable to that of the saltiest lakes at present, some of which are more so than the Dead Sea.   Water polo would be quite different, inasmuch as everyone would float much higher. Stuff like this would be f...
by mrob27
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: E5: MUSTARDISATION RǪT13

Do such things need reasons here in the OTT? But yes, because it's an error, or mustard, to add an ogonek to an English (or Raftpeople) word so it makes the word "ERRǪR", MUSTĄRD, HANĮAM, etc. self-descriptive, which is meant to be a joke. Also, it references the original BŁĄD with its ver...
by mrob27
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:10 pm UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: SPOILER KALINIAM, NOT OTCOLOURISATION

It's a meme template, and I made a new regex transformation to turn words like TRANSFORMING into TRANSFORISATION. But it's not "finished" because I haven't worked out a good way to add an unnecessary ogonek to a randomly chosen vowel in the final word (which itself is random, including ERR...
by mrob27
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:30 pm UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: E163: BLUENHANCISATION ERROR

Going on the suspicion that our newest contributor and xes images might share some cultural heritage with the other famous image-based creations we've seen, and therefore might have palimpsest properties, I checked for PNG palettes.   The images from @The Advent are PNGs. They are 553×395 pixels, th...
by mrob27
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: ЯОЯЯІМ ТТО IS THE NEW LIZARD

Yes, this is what I saw in the morning. Good to know that this was not just a dream. Yes, I also have the same text that @GnomeAnne posted. It is (was) in a post by @The Advent that was posted at 20180223.0500 UTC = newpix 43226.01, with an empty subject line; it was never edited, and then it was d...
by mrob27
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:03 am UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: A GRAY PIXEL IS DELURKING ... 計画通り

E36: SYNCHRONISATION ĘRROR
OK                         Not OK


I guess our internet must have rotated MusTARDISed away.
by mrob27
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: THE DIPS BLUENHANCED THE TRILOBOLPY ... 計画通り

Oh, there are palettes #10 and #11 now; the numbering continues!   I did some PMs with @balthasar_s , sometime around three yips ago when I was writing Mrorl's Machine , which needed to reference a fictitious palette without generating too much confusion with respect to the numbered palettes, the ex...
by mrob27
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: INSTANT PRICKLYMOLP, JUST ADD TARDISES

I did a little more work on my GIF file palette decoder. 000000 aaaaaa bb6622 ffffff (first seen in bsta-000000.png) 000000 aaaaaa bb6622 ffffff ffffff ffffff ffffff ffffff (first seen in bsta-000006.gif) 000000 0057af bb6622 ffffff (first seen in bsta-000030.png) 000000 0057af bb6622 ffffff ffffff ...
by mrob27
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: GREAT LORD RANDALL IT'S A FIRSTPOST GET IN THE BUNGALOW

Yes, if beingness is transitive. Which it would be, as being is being, num' sein? I am slightly embarassed to discover that not only did I forget that there was a BSTA frame 0000, but even my BSTA bot thought that 0 was an invalid frame number. Bad bot. Thanks for the pointers. I found this GIF deco...
by mrob27
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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1190: Time: OH GLR HOW DID LEGO GET HERE I AM NOT GOOD WITH ONGS

I've looked into the BSTA colours a bit more. Again I didn't have to spam the server because I have downloaded each frame once and I view them on my own machine without the Internet. I looked at the palettes in the PNG files (I do not know how to get palettes from the GIFs) and found four: 000000 aa...

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