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by Degeim
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106308
Views: 38990438

Re: 1190: "Time"

yay - the one time i don't see the comic the moment it appears and i'm all like "nah - will see tomorrow...": THIS happens... now i've got to click through the archive in here :/ damn me ^_^ Yep, most definitely what happened to me. I think that had I seen it yesterday morning I'd have been willing to debug through that strange JS code to see what it's doing. The "strange JS code" has been explained several times already; it is simply a way of lessening the server load (by a...
by Degeim
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106308
Views: 38990438

Re: 1190: "Time"

The image data the JS fetches is formatted like this:
id: 49348c7c-9528-11e2-8001-1c6f659cb250
event: comic/time
data: {"spread":5,"image":"49b69c39cdd429cdf367e215a878f536dc566862ae00b91814adfbd264753d89.png"}

Perhaps the hash is somehow based on the id? Anyway, I think we can just give it up right now -- I suspect Randall didn't want us to break this, and the easiest way to do that would be to simply not let the hash be systematic.

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