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by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Yes - I've seen that theory a few times, and that's one that's easily disproved. If Randall cared about increasing forum traffic, he'd provide a link to the fora on the comic pages. There hasn't been one for months now. Oh you must have missed the fora link discussion a few pages back. Keep up ;) I...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

10. "This comic is just a way to get more users to use the forum! Maybe he just wanted the longest thread to be about a comic and not a flame war? We're not far to getting there, keep it on topic, guys!! Spiffing job!" Yes - I've seen that theory a few times, and that's one that's easily ...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

As someone who has followed this comic from the beginning and read every single post in this thread (really), the funniest thing to me is the people who show up late, don't read anything that came before (understandable at this point), and somehow think they are the first person to make observation...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

He climbed up there at 10am my time and is still there at 10:30 my time. This was the last "on the hour" post: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/e27f5926edcf05b2e2b41910c389b74344235785e012da24df115c7ad3e7f002.png This was the last post: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/124dad543960a6f2960...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is it just me or are the last two frames identical? I can't see a difference. He's standing now, he was behind the castle wall before, he's significantly higher. Maybe you're looking at the same image twice! Now I can't stop thinking about Hat Guy arriving in a bulldozer on April 1... The main prob...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just another poor addict delurking (*wave*) to say how awesome this comic is. And that my life is now split into neat, half hour chunks (mainly punctuated by reading this thread). I'm beginning to seriously worry that this thing is going to keep going to April 1, which will make my long Easter week...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Magnap wrote:Image
Oh, no, don't stand up, you will fall again!


If he falls and knocks the castle over again, I'm abandoning this comic for a few hours! I'll catch up with it later!
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

I actually think that the periods with the couple together have been darker in the forum than the lone periods. When the couple are together, everybody starts theorising about relationships, cancer and (possibly miscarried) babies. When they're alone, it's just a sandcastle. I think that the percep...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

How is this so very captivating??? Anyway I think we should just complete our full transition into comic 915 now. I think frame 97 is the best so far. "Complete" castle with head looking right totally beats frame 98 with head looking left. Although the utter chaos of 103 evokes some cosmi...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

It certainly seems that time has slowed down within the comic. It seems (n too small to be sure) that there is some "normal" time when they are both in the frame, that time speed's up when he is gone (the castle construction with her alone was incredibly fast) and slows down when she is g...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

mittfh wrote:So it looks as though the lower battlement has been reconstructed...

...what next?!

Prediction: carefully step outside the castle, look at it for a few frames, then do some more construction.


There's a minor repair required to the left edge of the left turret. It slightly collapsed when he fell.
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

MULTI-BUMP Countdown to next update: http://www.webcountdown.de/?a=gxMXfoy Latest frame (auto updates) : http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png Live updating GIF: http://primis.org/time/output.gif More complex program (with manual controls and a soundtrack!) : http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/ Explain XKCD...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

(my apologies again, Aubron) #1 English lacks a neutral personal pronoun, the traditional approach is to use the male pronoun in place of a neutral option. This is not assuming gender, it is the opposite. #2 Assuming that a dude is a girl based on his name is a lot more insulting than following pro...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

If you peek at Aubron's source page or check the request log, you can see that he is indeed linking to the images on the xkcd server instead of storing local copies. He links to the full <hash>.png image file though, and not the time.png redirector so the past images remain visible. I am assuming t...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Nah, ours isn't the product of a script. We do the image collection manually, and write narration and discussion of the comic on the side. It's a complete archive, and I can't help but notice that we tend to be at least half and hour ahead of aubronwood with our updates. Our servers are getting thr...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

... The comic for 1190 now just has an image URL of time.png - I'm fairly certain that it was originally linking to the obscured image URLs directly. When I go to "http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png" I get redirected to http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/3c3566958f0430bb674416ecbd57bf611d...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

<plug>Or you could come see our archived records on the explainxkcd wiki, lovingly hand-crafted and time-stamped for your convenience! http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php?title=1190:_Time</plug> YEAH!! AWESOME!!!! Well... if they actually worked. (*COUGH* http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/ *COUGH*) ...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

It seems like the coding of #1190 has been slightly modified to obscure the URL. We're going to have to be careful from here on out to make sure we grab all of the images! Anybody who's written a code to directly grab the image URL from xkcd and link to it may have issues keeping their programs up ...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

It seems like the coding of #1190 has been slightly modified to obscure the URL. We're going to have to be careful from here on out to make sure we grab all of the images! Anybody who's written a code to directly grab the image URL from xkcd and link to it may have issues keeping their programs up t...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

MULTI-BUMP Countdown to next update: http://www.webcountdown.de/?a=gxMXfoy Live updating GIF: http://primis.org/time/output.gif Click and Drag (quite out of date but pretty - hoping for an update) : http://stepheneisenhauer.com/demos/xkcdtime More complex program (with manual controls and a soundtra...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Lets say, Randall will continue 1190 "forever". How long until the forum traffic in this thread will subside to 1 post per hour? How long until less than 10 people are looking for updates on 30m-basis? I don't think it's feasible that this will continue indefinitely at half-hourly interva...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Lets say, Randall will continue 1190 "forever". How long until the forum traffic in this thread will subside to 1 post per hour? How long until less than 10 people are looking for updates on 30m-basis? I don't think it's feasible that this will continue indefinitely at half-hourly interva...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Yeah - that worked. How was it 30 minutes out? I thought timezones were spaced hourly. i thought they're half-hourly... :) nevertheless it was set to "use visitors local timezone" - and now i've switched it to "use THIS timezone...[v]" This map: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/m...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Pingouin7 wrote:Now the problem is that the xkcd viewer I use doesn't update the picture since it saved the original one in memory.


I had that problem. I normally view XKCD in Google Currents, but that just shows image 1 as a static image, since it's just reading the RSS feed.
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Time: You've wasted a lot of this following the progression of this comic. Go do things. Hehe. I'm kind of disappointed that the title text doesn't change with the image. Maybe it will at the end. Leaving a caption reading 'Wait for it' on a stationary final frame would be very cruel. EDIT TO ADD: ...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm kind of hoping there isn't a "payoff" that you guys seem to want. The way I see it, this comic is a lot like life. There's no real plot in life. Things aren't being pushed forward constantly by the narrative. Things tend to happen day-by-day, one moment at a time. Somethings build up ...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

just in case anyone needs a web-based countdown for the next frame (shows the remaining time in the page-title(=tab) and plays a "dong" when the new image arrives): <see original post for URL> That milliseconds counter is bit too hypnotic for my taste, but the title works perfectly in a b...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

just in case anyone needs a web-based countdown for the next frame (shows the remaining time in the page-title(=tab) and plays a "dong" when the new image arrives): <see original post for URL> That milliseconds counter is bit too hypnotic for my taste, but the title works perfectly in a b...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Fitzypyro wrote:Aww I was hoping there would be some additions not just repair. Lets see what he does next!


Well - he seems to be extending the wall along to the central tower, which isn't exactly the same as it was before. It might even provide a base for a potential new tower...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Bumping the catch up methods for great justice: Live updating GIF: http://primis.org/time/output.gif http://stepheneisenhauer.com/demos/xkcdtime [fixed URL because I believe I have the required level of prior posting, but it seems to be dead now] And my personal favourite: http://xkcd.aubronwood.com/
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

If you're using a decent browser, you should be able to manually block that specific image. My first attempt to do so in Chrome failed, but I'm sure I could work it out if... You could choose to hide signatures, in the settings at User Control Panel > Board preferences > Edit display options . You'...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

ugmhemhe: Your signature makes me slightly uncomfortable about viewing this forum at work. i think it's one of the better i've seen so far :) srsly mojacardave : where are you workin' where that skirt's a problem? It's not particularly a 'decency' problem, as such. It's just that it concretely conf...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

squonk wrote:
ugmhemhe: Your signature makes me slightly uncomfortable about viewing this forum at work.

You should be uncomfortable about viewing this forum at work! :P

I missed a word from my sentence: ...slightly more uncomfortable...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Why is this so distracting? It's not like the posts are randomly timed. The gaps are predictably uniform, so why don't I do stuff in the 25 minute window I ought to have between checking forum reactions to the new images? There's something wrong with my brain. PS: ugmhemhe: Your signature makes me s...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Originally I thought when he destroyed part of the castle it was on purpose, like he had been considering some design changes while at the top there and is now implementing them - though it looks like it's much the same as he rebuilds it - we'll see! It does look like he is re-building the wall hig...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Quick curiosity: would this continue to update without an internet connection? No, it needs to connect to the server to get the next image. If you had no internet connection? Yes it would still update. You just have to find a connection to see it. Dry humour at its finest... As far as whether it wo...
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

The lefternmost turret was slightly damaged by his fall too. This repair is going to take most of my working day. Good job I'm not too busy at the moment!
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

higgs-boson wrote:
time-i-waited-for-it.jpg


I feel tempted.


That's premature. Particularly the end date. This comic may not turn out to be something you can really wait through.
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

Beidah wrote:I'm hoping the girl comes back. I've starting empathizing with this quite stick figure, and I know if I was in a similar situation, I'd want the girl to come back.


Agreed, sandcastle construction, or going to the beach in general really, isn't normally a solitary pursuit.
by mojacardave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107477
Views: 53226281

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm kind of hoping there isn't a "payoff" that you guys seem to want. The way I see it, this comic is a lot like life. There's no real plot in life. Things aren't being pushed forward constantly by the narrative. Things tend to happen day-by-day, one moment at a time. Somethings build up ...

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