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by balthasar_s
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: Time - BSTA 3

but I hesitate, because it's just so unattractive.
Maybe one quotbox would be better?
Something like this?
Spoiler:
...
Image
Also, this format is just perfect for this story-shaped-thing.
Let's explore it and see what happens.
by balthasar_s
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Tech Support

It's that a click and drag viewer? What does it do? Yes. Keep moving to one side - left or right. You will notice something. You did mean the content, right? And not anything to do with the number? Yes Treeish webpages, balthAtoD! I have to plunge into the outside now, but I'm looking forward to go...
by balthasar_s
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: x2 combo

BTW what do y'all otters think of the colour scheme? On the main page, the Other Site Features. I think the colour of the hyperlinks is a little bit to similar to the colour of the background rectangles they are in, at least for me. Anything else should be ok. ETA: I can repeat the GrapeChannel pro...
by balthasar_s
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

So the there was a tape interface involved in the bstarting the ongs. But do you know that this is not the first time I used something like it? On my old (before Time) website which I originally made in late 2007 or early 2008 the interface used for some of the navigation was also a tape player. The...
by balthasar_s
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

This is the base file I used to create all the tape-related images:
intf-00.xcf.zip
basefile
(96.98 KiB) Downloaded 75 times


And these are placeholder images that I used for testing the interface before I had the drawings ready :)
intf-ph.zip
placeholders
(54.53 KiB) Downloaded 173 times
by balthasar_s
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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This is the correct timeline.

I would love to hear about this! Especially the improv! I don't think I should tell. There was a path that led to the bstart. You did experience something. I don't want to destroy this by telling about other version which is not what happened. I don't want you to regret not seeing something from th...
by balthasar_s
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I tried to go to http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/coin/.config and that took me to page 0 of before, which I had thought was gone forever. In the URL, the text after /coin/ is interpreted as a number. Anything what's not a number becomes 0. I think that the link I have listed for the stop bu...
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA: and if the different buttons led to different distortions, why did it make the tape go away when SBN pushed rewind? Because of ninjaing. I think it was like this: SBN and svenman did what you said. They entered "hidden interface" at the same time. SBN was first. Svenman saw a message...
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The appearance of the hidden interface.
When the tape interface appeared the page changed.
And when the interface disappeared, the page went back to pretending to be a standard Apache2 index
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Okay, I need to see if I've got this straight: Triggering the tape player changed the bsta index page to show these (depending upon which button was pushed : Yes, this is my recreation of the possible appearances of the bsta page (before activation): http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/nd.htm h...
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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itworxk again!

With some help from Outside - I fixed it!
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh wrote:That's javascript?
There is no javascript in it.
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I only saved the one. http://forums.xkcd.com/images/smilies/icon_sad.gif You saved the intf-tr.gif. Other than tr there were also ll, pp, and kw. ETA: oh, no! It stopped at [EE:EE:EE]. Which means that the mechanism that was supposed to launch when the timer reaches 0 failed. It will retry at each ...
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Someone changed the names of the image files on your server, making accurate manipulation more difficult. ??? Nothing was changed. Was the distorted image changed, or did I just not notice the pattern at first? There were three different versions, depending on the tape interface state, together wit...
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

The BSTA page has been changing, does it normaly do this? Now that you (or someone else) started it, I can tell what happened Normally the /bsta page looked like a normal Apache index: bstaind.png But it was not. In was an autogenerated index.htm file And when a button was pressed not only the tape...
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

You already did it? :shock: That was fast.
by balthasar_s
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

yes
by balthasar_s
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

don't worry everything is under control
by balthasar_s
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh wrote:I'm about to post the contents of the Before pages I can see. Is that okay?
No problem.
by balthasar_s
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh wrote:This thing that's happening - are we missing it?
I can't afford doing something and allowing it to be missed.

But now I think, am I not overdoing it?
by balthasar_s
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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It's the part where events finally start taking place.

Ha! Treeish! I should have guessed! I'm confused. What should you have guessd? What the movie would be. But there is more than one possibility. It could as well have been something like this . (I'm not good at this at all. The only reason I recorded this is this post :) ) But did you have another 3...
by balthasar_s
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: x6 combo

Have any been pushed? No. But don't worry about the number. All 6 are next to each other in a nice row. If I feel great admiration for you, and empathy, and I laugh at the same Time. Is that wrong? I don't think so. I'm laughing about this now too. I told about the two words game. Today I would lik...
by balthasar_s
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I see numbers from Eastern Europe to one in South America and loads in the US. What do the numbers mean? Do the numbers represent amount of Time in place? When there are many point marks close to each other, they are replaced by a number. I you zoom in (or click the number) the actual marks will ap...
by balthasar_s
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: x2 combo

Is there a button to push? There are six buttons. Just wanted to check with you before I announced the server id on the thread. I should, yes? I don't have anything against it. But, it's not really necessary. After you successfully used it, others don't have to go looking for it. They will have it ...
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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outquisition

The Inquisition Begins: Question #1. Did you forget to Pope, like I did? I noticed being pope. But was busy and couldn't find time to make a decree. And later I didn't go back to it. You didn't write about The Weather, either. Question #2. Do you need to sit in The Comfy Chair? I don't know. I trie...
by balthasar_s
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: x2 combo

Sadly, time travel does my head in. And while using the chronotransponder seemed treeish and fun, it also seems like a lot of work. I mean, to get a message from the future, it seems like I need to already know the thing I want to be told and then engineer a way that I learned it from me. If I don'...
by balthasar_s
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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x2 combo

Thanks, balthastar! Sorry if I pounced on that tactlessly - I thought I was on the trail of something tastier than a bug. I wouldn't probably notice it for some more time. And if I didn't notice it until the end of the year it could go undetected for another year. (1.1.2017 it would start working a...
by balthasar_s
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I fixed the bftf replay.
by balthasar_s
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ETA: BFTF Replay seems broken for me - stuck on 424. Is it broken on purpose? No. I fill fix it today. And Frame 425 has an odd date: [...] It would look like a typo, It is. And that's the reason. It still waits until 31.19 to ong the frame. it's not the only odd date we've seen recently. These wer...
by balthasar_s
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks for the hint, balthapal! Now I've got the first digit! So you now found out about one method of adding a little additional information (not alway useful) that I like. some examples from the past . So server names....I thought they were either namey or numbers separate by periods. Yes. howeve...
by balthasar_s
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Are there a lot of folks in Coincidence? Actually, no. Most of the time you will be lucky if you meet someone who isn't you. My current suspicion is that to learn the server name I'd have to work out your assembly encoding of a piece of music, and that's beyond me. No. That would be unfair. What is...
by balthasar_s
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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This is what happens when GrapeChannel

oh, ED; I tried. I failed. That is too sophisticated for me. Or; Chat is something I don't know. I hope you have a wonder-full-woofy Time with all The Channels. Tried too. failed too. But. That was not my computer. I'll retry at home. Or I'll go back to using Coincidence. This is what happens w...
by balthasar_s
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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and post titles too?

Nice workaround for the tuplets! :) I would like to tell a bit more of the sound playing program design. There are two sound channels. So each song consists of two sets of notes. A set of notes is an array of 16 bit numbers. Each note is represented by a 16 bit number. The program interprets the no...
by balthasar_s
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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If I said it can't be done, should you believe me?

Pay attention to attachments. Ha! Treeish! I should have guessed! I'm confused. What should you have guessd? Whatever the reason, I'm not sure it's really that epsilon. Music is a bit like language - evolving, and less logical than everyone thinks it should be. The musical scales we tend to use now ...
by balthasar_s
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I also didn't know at first what was going on.
Only after the AotC I realised it.
I had to re-read some of the past then.

I also didn't get the puncakes originally.
by balthasar_s
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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something is not playing

The recent post about Bach and bachaddict reminded me of something. The whistling in WHYDTMT at 0:03 and 1:13. I was whistling that from memory. I heard it played on a piano and I really liked it. Recently, I found the notes of this. And, apparently, this was music from Bach! Polonaise in G Minor B...
by balthasar_s
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

ggh wrote:Thanks for the explanation, balthofessor, but I guess I'm stuck at the password.
But it's right next to the password input field.
Image
I added the password only to stop spambots.
Redundant
Spoiler:
ctpass.png
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by balthasar_s
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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something is no yes

I tried to send a message to future me, but I'm not sure if I did, because future me hasn't written back. Unfortunately, it was not sent. I did not find any your message in the system. If you try to submit a message and something is not ok, you will see the edit page again. On the left (marked with...
by balthasar_s
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:11 am UTC
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Topic: 1190: "Time"
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bOTTeriada goes ONG

the mr*bdex story cONGtinues.

Code: Select all

 next mornip did the bOTTifactors deign to grant an audience, and present their demands, worked out the previous wip and saved for the occasion:

-- posted by mrImagebdexbot
by balthasar_s
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: after

I think 4 stories may be enough on a page, at least until the sheer number starts to grow. I didn't want the page wher you play the game to be too tall. But if the number of stories becomes bigger I also don't want it to require many clicking. Obvious solution (why didn't I think of in before?): 3 ...

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