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by phlip
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

[edit] Whoops, apparently I hit "quote" instead of "edit" and quoted my huge list of all the picture URLs here.
by phlip
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

I love how everyone is coming up with completely crazy theories from just two people sitting on a beach, and then building a sandcastle. Everything from the strip ending, to Randall is dying, to Randall's SO is dying, to they're expecting, to they've fucking miscarried ... Wait, no. Not "love". What's that other word? "Despise". Yeah, that's it. Of course, this is the same crowd that takes every event in the comics that's at all romantic or contemplative and assumes it's base...
by phlip
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

RealGrouchy wrote:And curiously, I was going backwards in the thread, yet the analysis went deeper the earlier I went! (I stopped after page 8, starting at page 13)

In forward-time, what happened was people got sick of explaining it again and again, and their explanations got less detailed...

Also, it's now been a full day and it hasn't looped. I'm guessing it'll run for another 24 hours, until Wednesday's strip comes out? Maybe longer, but I doubt it.
by phlip
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106452
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Forbidden 403 wrote:I think this was the first image.
I had downloaded most of the images, this is the copy on my dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/s/hi78e20932arkl9/time.png

Yeah, a few people managed to save the first image... afaik no-one has (as yet) come up who saved the URL for it, with the magic hash, so we can't link to it on the XKCD site, have to resort to linking to offsite copies.
by phlip
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Views: 40874889

Re: 1190: "Time"

gcr wrote:Was 407f7e8766a75cc25389b7852cd9be4f3f29994eeb5c35f0f7d5656e186d4331.png the first image? I downloaded it at 8:10MST.

Nah, that was a ways in. The first image would have been up for midnightish to 12:30am, US EDT.
by phlip
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106452
Views: 40874889

Re: 1190: "Time"

Two people have posted that they were redirected to the first image. If that happens, right click and copy the image url, because we currently do not know what it is. This happens on my Android phone, at least I think it's the first image. http://origin.imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8eb156cce408df8bb83528382d6a2aa2ce6c74f3c573fd12b058cd1c56420672.png Yeah, I believe that 8eb156cce is the first frame. Maybe we should give them all pet names. That's the second frame . As far as I know, no-one has kep...
by phlip
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

joee wrote:http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/90a46673c29fabb6a1eca1d3d0c5f52103c8e48b246e328dc2aed93b32e48ecb.png

is he reaching to her or pushing her away?

The way I saw it, I think he's dipping his toes in the water. The arm backward is for balance.
by phlip
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106452
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh, for those who haven't noticed yet: that's the ocean on the right. Or at least some kind of water.

If you flip through all the different panels, you can see that the ground area where the characters are doesn't change, but the area on the right does wave up and down a little. Which I think means they're on a beach, and that part on the right is the water. Guy is staring into the water.
by phlip
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106452
Views: 40874889

Re: 1190: "Time"

Thrill, as Guy looks into Water, for HALF AN HOUR AN ENTIRE HOUR! The excitement!

[edited for new panel]
by phlip
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Zecrag wrote:interesting bit of code:

It is waiting for the comic/time function to show a new image, that bit is clear... But I don't understand that use of the random element function... Anyone can clear that up? I mean, they're just waiting for us to crack the code!

It's just a random delay between there being a new image, and it loading the new image... so that it doesn't result in everyone trying to load it at the same time.
by phlip
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106452
Views: 40874889

Re: 1190: "Time"

I haven't pulled it all apart, but I recognise a couple of the pieces... it's a way for the JS to connect to the server and wait for the server to tell it when there's a new panel up, so it can automatically load it up. So you can just leave the comic page open and it'll automatically load the new panel, rather than having to refresh it constantly. The bit that tells you what the next panel is is still serverside, so that doesn't help us find the new panels faster... it just hopefully reduces th...
by phlip
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106452
Views: 40874889

Re: 1190: "Time"

No one thought this: <script type="text/javascript" src="http://imgs.xkcd.com/static/time02.min.js"></script> which appears right below the img src, looked like the javascripty image changing magic?? Be warned though: it's not just minified, it was clearly pretty obfuscated before it was minified. Huh, that's new. Definitely wasn't there when the strip first went up. [edit] However, pulling it apart, it looks like it doesn't actually contain any information that'll help us f...
by phlip
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106452
Views: 40874889

Re: 1190: "Time"

No, I'm still only seeing it change every half hour.

Some other people are seeing it switch back and forth between recent and older panels, sometimes, though... which I think is the result of weird caching behaviour, not it actually changing.
by phlip
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106452
Views: 40874889

Re: 1190: "Time"

davidy22 wrote:Every image so far has been stored on the wiki. Sometimes it switches back to one of the prior images, like it just did a few seconds ago.

I haven't seen it do that with my automated checker/downloader thing. I think if it ever does happen, it's just a result of caching at your end.
by phlip
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106452
Views: 40874889

Re: 1190: "Time"

It seems to be updating every half hour... [edit] I'll just keep on adding these here. -- Day 1 -- 0000ish: http://postimg.org/image/ftqovop7p/ (real URL unknown, this is from this post ) 0030: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/8eb156cce408df8bb83528382d6a2aa2ce6c74f3c573fd12b058cd1c56420672.png 0100: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/1e349a579b5f9b5ed487ddf7e88244b70330941ddedac9c6abf6ed2e3f589b97.png 0130: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/e25be2dd49fe9f33c3543cdf640b67e0f2146cc576db5da00...

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