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by edfel
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi everymolpy! I've been in the basement for quite a while.... it feels good to get some fresh air here :) 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.... but it's hard to be sure before January.... is it fine to...
by edfel
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68754

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

Sooooo, after some time of thinking about it, I've made a greasemonkey script to explore stories more easily. See: https://github.com/edfel/Lorenz The idea is to have a single button to follow one random story, up to the point where only typing is possible. Then you can have an "auto-loop"...
by edfel
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68754

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

anyone knows shat scripts/framework Randall used for the comic? I guess finding the scripts is going to be hard ... the easiest option would probably be to ask directly to davean & chromakode. The server-side script is obviously not available online (not with my null hacker skills anyway), and ...
by edfel
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68754

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

HES wrote: [...] and left takes you back.

:D So simple, of course. Thanks!!
by edfel
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68754

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

@ Earthling on Mars : What approach did you try? Is it impossible because the graph is already to big, or just algorithmicaly it's too complicated? D'you think it would be possible to make a script that inputs a random string of choices, say "aabcadd" and saves the permalink and the docume...
by edfel
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow, I think the OTSlang is invading hotel booking websites:
Dennis, in a review on an hotel site wrote:[...] buy batteries for the chirping smoke detector in my room.


It took me a while to figure out that it was just possible that this Dennis might not be an OTTer, but I'd rather trust he is! Show yourself, Dennis :)
by edfel
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thanks for the welcome back everyone :) And AluisioASG: yes, it's indeed today-- oups , the Time is just over midnight here, but you got the right date anyway, thanks ; ) @Blitzgirl: Basement is not so bad, we've got these redundakitties passing by, and we can grab a piece of cake from one time to t...
by edfel
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hi everyone :) It's been a long time since I posted here, I've fallen back to "occasional lurker"... I still love the OTC+OTT couple, but without the constant enigma about where all this is going to, I've somehow lost the drive to post. Anyway...congrats for the works of art (er... and for...
by edfel
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

rONG
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Teasing the loopists on the 1k frames event.. I was a lurker then, but I distinctly remember the OTT gaining one level in madness at that time :)
by edfel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Update on the OTC:<snip> we now have the following: CDCBAECDAEDCBAEDCC <snip> I don't think this looks completely random... A is only followed by E, B is only followed by A, E is only followed by C or D.... does it look like evenly distributed to all of you PS: I know it's impossible to draw a fina...
by edfel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

btw, does newpixbot continue to check, just in case? I certainly hope so^^ Also, mscha, how often do you run the script looking for differences between downloaded and server versions of the frames? I know GLR doesn't like to fix mustard more than necessary, but maybe now's the time when He will cha...
by edfel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Looks like the thread is getting calmer.... maybe it's time to work on meetup plans? I know there's a dedicated xkcd meetups thread, but as this is more Time-related, I guess we can start discussing here? I think Chateau d'If [or a convenient nearby place] would make a perfect location, at least for...
by edfel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:Nitpick: how did “the 6” travel back in time a little? Image

They ran fast enough 8-)
by edfel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Looks like the volume 1 of Time has reached an end... I'm fervently hopping for a sequel: you know, GLR takes some vacations, He programs a script to make the water and raft move and rise slowly, half a pixel per half a pixel. And when the frame is plain black, when everyone's saying "this time...
by edfel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

I found it easier to mark up the map by hand, using the beanie map and the bathymetric data to determine where the various aspects should go, like this: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38221 I don't think they should be in Marseilles bay yet, unless Randall is taking a tru...
by edfel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

I made an overlay of the Beaniemap with a bathymetric map of the Mediterranean. Might be helpful in figuring out where they are. There's a significant chance they're in that temporary plain up in the northwest. I'm aware that the coastline doesn't line up as well as it could, but th...
by edfel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

ideas for the 'but first' please "but first... lunch!" https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6357009152/h9E72B07A/ (Lucky still doesn't know how to spell its name...) and things that could interrupt the 'but first' ' http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs23/f/2007/354/8/c/My_Own_LOL_Cat_by_psyc...
by edfel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

@yappobiscuits, BlitzGirl, ucim, higgs-boson, kasmeneo, Whizbang, k.bookbinder, Whizbang, Valarya : thanks :D ... I'm missing some flux in the early days of the Cuegan-line. From time to time, one of them left. You should add a line for the sea. All the early flux messes a lot with the lines, but I...
by edfel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

A little side-project I've just started working on: The OTC Narrative Chart http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=38340&sid=e9e353ac5c509c40ef9fe52b69579fba For those who don't know how to read it: http://xkcd.com/657 . Horizontal axis is time (not to scale), vertical axis ap...
by edfel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

I've counted (quickly) 19 of them, so they're probably the friendly ones :) .... For me, a non-native English speaker struggling to speak is just the way to do this. I think the "struggling to speak" is the most important. Foreign accent is usually depicted with letter changes ("the&q...
by edfel
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Riverish map update! ⁷some! (But it'd be even ⁷somer if it didn't refer to a heretical frame number. (Geekwagon 3024 is canonical 3019 .)) I know... but the numbering is mentioned, so I guess this makes the map standard-compliant, right? Since I never made up my mind about which numbering was best,...
by edfel
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Riverish map update! There's a much bigger update to come, where I'll try to shift lines around to overlay the Beanies'map. For now I've kept the old setting for simplicity, and I've only quickly estimated the distances. The new map should get an actual scale, in kilometers (this measure is probably...
by edfel
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Molpy'd up, and ketch'd up So I'm not yet settled on how I will modify the map from now on... the small-scale data is still most interesting, but I could extend in all directions to include the Beanie's data.... and again to include topographic data from all Earth. How can all this be integrated in ...
by edfel
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, that was an exciting discovery tonight...but it's molydown time for me.

Baobabs on the floor of the Mediterranean.... wow
by edfel
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Actually, I find it anti-climactic. WE DID figure out it was the Mediterranean area. Why the blatant exposition? It would make for a better story if they had no bloody idea how the area looked way in the past. At least, we know sea level hasn't changed much (except for the mediterranean obviously)....
by edfel
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

According to the alignment posted before, they have traveled some 180 km along the coast, and 210km as birds fly to the fortress (definitely If Castle) 180km in 4 days makes 45km/day, which is really possible on flat ground with very little weight to bear. 210km uphill would take maybe 6 days, which...
by edfel
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm sticking to "Chateau d'If", on Montecarlo rock. Point on the map: https://maps.google.fr/maps?q=chateau+d'if&ll=42.407235,5.559082&spn=8.969146,21.643066&fb=1&gl=fr&hq=chateau+d'if&cid=0,0,1215199334446251390&t=h&z=6 The last words of the book "Le c...
by edfel
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Chateau d'If !

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edit: just off the coastal city of Marseille, known (in France) as being the central stage for Le Comte de Montecristo
by edfel
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thank you GLR !! now an official map! First observations: - the sea and desert have beanish names, - the delta is there, just shorter (compared to width) - the fortress is shown in the outskirt of the mountains, which means that they're probably in oone of the lowest mountains of the area - guesstim...
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Caught up! And OMR, this is exciting̿ Take a sea the size of the mediterranean. What is the total inflow needed to make it go up by ~3q/week? What about large american lakes? What is the minimum size of a lake/sea for people not to see the other shore? Answering my first question (thanks to W|A...
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeeeeeeeeees! A map! with caption and everything I hope, because the last one was a bit scarce on that ....
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yes, we are here:
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by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

... How do we know the latitude precisely - I missed that? Doesn't that depend on what day of the year it is? Unless I'm quite confused, angle of sunset does, which stars are visible does, and so on. Nope. We get the camera angle compared to the axis of rotation by looking at the angle of the stars...
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

all we know for sure is that we're north of the Tropic of Capricorn,<snip> Now, if we pick a century, we know a whole lot more. Does a date give us a specific longitude, even though we never saw the moon? (And wasn't Antares missing? What's up with that?) Latitude is more precise with 39.5--40°N (o...
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Take a sea the size of the mediterranean. What is the total inflow needed to make it go up by ~3q/week? What about large american lakes? What is the minimum size of a lake/sea for people not to see the other shore? Answering my first question (thanks to W|A!): 104 times the flow of the Amazonian ri...
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Take a sea the size of the mediterranean. What is the total inflow needed to make it go up by ~3q/week? What about large american lakes? What is the minimum size of a lake/sea for people not to see the other shore?
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

a_s_h_e_n wrote:<snip>

Would an asteroid cause the tides to rise?


Apart from ...
Spoiler:
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I'd say: no.
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Speaking of the moon... I know that everyone has mostly settled on that one date in 13000, and Venus and Jupiter do match, but according to Stellarium there would also be a full moon, which would not appear in the field of view, but should have showed up in the environment not being so pitch dark. ...
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

OK OTVO voting time! Pick your favorite Cueball and Meagan Voice. Results will be displayed here C5, M2 :) <snip> ⁴! That you're doing a ⁷ job on the map is confirmed by the OTC, we haven't learned anything yet that requires you to change your map. Thanks :D But I think scale will need adjustment. ...
by edfel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106313
Views: 39064216

Re: 1190: "Time"

Guys! We've missed an obvious extrapolation here: Megan knows multiplication! ...I don't know what the implications of that are. Yes, but strangely, she says "X Y times" instead of the usual "Y times X"... so would that mean that she's intuitively used to the idea of multiplicat...

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