1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sun May 19, 2013 8:13 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
ergman wrote:
Spoiler:
Earthling on Mars wrote:MORESTUFFONG

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Did the raptorfly move or are Megball just kicking up dust?

it's probably mosquitoes. man I hate mosquitoes.

I think you mean mosquitosaurs. Mosquitoes wouldn't quite show up on the unENHANCEd image.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Sun May 19, 2013 8:14 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:ENHANCE!:
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I used the subpixel radiosity encapsulation method. It's not 100% accurate (it's been known to insert trebuchets where there are none) but it's better than some of the other techniques.

Thanks, CSI-style Enhancement Department!
It makes sense, the thingamabob does indeed resemble the trebuchet projectiles from earlier. Could this be the microtrebuchet¹¹ that BlitzGirl supposedly rescued, but has never actually shown up after her arrival in the present?

¹¹: nope, only 5 syllables.


...And it's still in the comic.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Sun May 19, 2013 8:25 pm UTC

Creaturely featurely:
Raptorbirds, raptormoles,
Raptorfrogs, raptorflies
Swarm o'er the land.
Whence this astonishing
Biodiversity?
Seems InGen's research has
Got out of hand.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sun May 19, 2013 8:28 pm UTC

mscha wrote:[snippetysnippety]Could this be the microtrebuchet¹¹ that BlitzGirl supposedly rescued,...

¹¹: nope, only 5 syllables.

It's not really "micro-" as it's as tall as the grass; perhaps a submacrotrebuchet?¹²

¹²: that's six.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sciscitor » Sun May 19, 2013 8:31 pm UTC

Ok, this one may need some explanation, so here I go:

As some of you may be aware, I was a bit obsessed the last days with finding a good way to measure information content of individual posts. After some dead ends I finally came up with the following scheme to approximate originality and information content in the OTT.
I count the number of new words per post, and the number of new word sequences with a length of 2, 3, 4, and 5. Than I summarize those values but in doing so divide the number for the sequences by 2, 4, 8 and 16, to counter inflation. (This step btw is highly dubious in terms of information theory, but I couldn't come up with anything better... so sue me.) As a last step I multiply by 16 (just to get rid of the fractions).

The diagram below is the first result of these calculations. What is pretty amazing about it is the rise in original content. The graph starts with a peak, which is just to be expected: The first post naturally is all new content and so are the following ones. The metric quickly declines as most words and combinations thereof are already used. But then something amazing happens: The counts rise. And keep rising. And still do so. Which means that... Boy, aren't we a creative bunch!

Ok it's coma time here, but I've got a few new and novel ideas for combining this data with other things (eras come to mind, but also user rankings, new users by time, information by post length and so on)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 19, 2013 8:34 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
mscha wrote:[snippetysnippety]Could this be the microtrebuchet¹¹ that BlitzGirl supposedly rescued,...
¹¹: nope, only 5 syllables.

It's not really "micro-" as it's as tall as the grass; perhaps a submacrotrebuchet?¹²
¹²: that's six.

Still not a double dactyl, though...
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Postby tman2nd » Sun May 19, 2013 8:37 pm UTC

A message from the past
I just saw Dracomax's signature
Blitzers: Post whatever you want, but keep in mind, many of us have read the OTT before. My advice:If you have something witty or something New on as far as you have read, go ahead. If not, think before posting.

I would like to say that this signature kind of frees me. I kind of felt obligated to give updates which was more difficult because I already know about many of the things that happen in this part of the past, and I definitely know what happens in the OTC. I started with a big post of reply's, but after that my updates became short and without much content. I have decided not to post until I catch up to where I left to start this journey unless there's something I really have to reply to.

One more thing before I go.
Helper wrote:
squonk wrote:Anyone like to hazard a guess as to how many replies this topic will have one year from today? Closest guess without going over receives an autographed black pixel from this comic!

I'll say 18244.

I think the comic will go for at least a couple more centinewpix, and after that I think the discussion will slowly die down. My guess is 9337.

They couldn't be more wrong. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 19, 2013 8:38 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:Creaturely featurely
Raptorbirds, raptormoles,
Raptorfrogs, raptorflies
Swarm o'er the land
Whence this astonishing
Biodiversity?
Seems Ingen's research has
Got out of hand.

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Took me a while to ‘get’ it, though. (Ingen who?) You may want to replace “Ingen” with “InGen”.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Sun May 19, 2013 8:41 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Rule110 wrote:
Spoiler:
Creaturely featurely:
Raptorbirds, raptormoles,
Raptorfrogs, raptorflies
Swarm o'er the land.
Whence this astonishing
Biodiversity?
Seems InGen's research has
Got out of hand.

Image
Took me a while to ‘get’ it, though. (Ingen who?) You may want to replace “Ingen” with “InGen”.

Good tip. Done, and thanks!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun May 19, 2013 8:46 pm UTC

azule wrote:But, according to xkcd #??? they don't see the colors. :(

Umwelt.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Sun May 19, 2013 8:50 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
mscha wrote:
ergman wrote:
Spoiler:
Earthling on Mars wrote:MORESTUFFONG

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Did the raptorfly move or are Megball just kicking up dust?

it's probably mosquitoes. man I hate mosquitoes.

I think you mean mosquitosaurs. Mosquitoes wouldn't quite show up on the unENHANCEd image.

Cue the Texan/Alaskan/Cajun/Minnesotan mosquito jokes...


I've been thinking it was something like a flying snake or centipede kite.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Sun May 19, 2013 9:01 pm UTC

BEESORBUGSONG?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun May 19, 2013 9:04 pm UTC

spamjam wrote:BEESORBUGSONG?

That's actually a really good point. I hadn't realized that it could be some sort of flying insect, accompanied by a motion trail.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AK49BWL » Sun May 19, 2013 9:06 pm UTC

Time-warpage from NP 569...

Sciscitor wrote:Ok folks ... update on the quote tree graph (up to post 22300ish).
This time it's the full graph. And with full I mean FULL... all the 835 people who have quoted or have been quoted or both and all the 8757 quotes along with all the names, color coded average posting length, size coded posting count per user, width and color coded quote count and (at least for the main quoters) directional hints (also known as arrows)1.
I can append only a compressed minified thumb here (about 1.3 MB), the links go to the original sized 4096x4096 PNG (15.6 MB) and a SVG (4.1 MB) version. But beware, these images are not for the faint of heart or low on RAM.
I call them "The Constellations of Time". Enjoy.
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Not only was I excited to actually find my name there and marvel at the awesomeness of the image, but the first thing I thought of upon seeing the map was the Hyperspace map in Escape Velocity... Tho very much exploded. I would hate to try to select just one destination out of that constellatory mess :lol: Just had to mention that :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sun May 19, 2013 9:10 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:
mscha wrote:[snippetysnippety]Could this be the microtrebuchet¹¹ that BlitzGirl supposedly rescued,...
¹¹: nope, only 5 syllables.

It's not really "micro-" as it's as tall as the grass; perhaps a submacrotrebuchet?¹²
¹²: that's six.

Still not a double dactyl, though...

Snippety snippety
Could we have spotted the
Submacrotrebuchet
    BlitzGirl had saved?
Diff'rence in emphasis
Means I've not hit on the
Hexasyllabiloid
    mscha had craved.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Sun May 19, 2013 9:13 pm UTC

spamjam wrote:BEESORBUGSONG?
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whatever they are, they are probably mating
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I've changed, witnessing this thing so beautiful

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Sun May 19, 2013 9:20 pm UTC

azule wrote:
nerdsniped wrote:But I didn't really get why Cueball was talking about how beautiful it was, until I saw mscha's photo, and realized that what Cueball sees is not what we see.

Welcome! I actually saw you online before you had posted and wondered if you would ever post. Cool to see that you did. :)

But, according to xkcd #??? they don't see the colors. :(

??? Sorry, couldn't find the comic.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun May 19, 2013 9:23 pm UTC

Looks like the beesnake is actually getting longer. Or there's a [ninja'd by HAL9000] motion trail.

AluisioASG wrote:
azule wrote:But, according to xkcd #??? they don't see the colors. :(

Umwelt.

Thanks, updated original post.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun May 19, 2013 9:25 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:#32 Pillar? Not sure if that's the one you meant or not.


AluisioASG wrote:Umwelt.


:jawdrop:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Sun May 19, 2013 9:30 pm UTC

Sciscitor wrote:What is pretty amazing about it is the rise in original content. The graph starts with a peak, which is just to be expected: The first post naturally is all new content and so are the following ones. The metric quickly declines as most words and combinations thereof are already used. But then something amazing happens: The counts rise. And keep rising. And still do so. Which means that... Boy, aren't we a creative bunch!

I'm sure the poetry outbreak has helped that considerably... :mrgreen:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun May 19, 2013 9:34 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
Smithers wrote:#32 Pillar? Not sure if that's the one you meant or not.


AluisioASG wrote:Umwelt.


:jawdrop:
See, it's ALL related.

Except that was from Doug Monroe in #32. Wait, that's Randall's brother. You're right, they're all related!



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Spoiler Report 5

Postby tman2nd » Sun May 19, 2013 9:41 pm UTC

Phaelin wrote:Into the water!

Slowly!

[img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png[/img ]

Ahh! Spoiler again.
How many will I see?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun May 19, 2013 9:42 pm UTC

A few NewPages ago I brought you a hourglass description. Now I bring another one:
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The hourglass at the center of the room is actually two blobs of white and black sand, self-organized to resemble a hourglass. The sand grains come from the upper blob in a single line, then spread just above the lower blob's surface, effectively creating a new layer on it.

As more grains come from the upper blob, the grains in the bottom layer of the lower blob fly back to the top of the upper blob. The flow makes a spiral around the blobs, coming from one side in the lower blob and reaching the opposite side in the upper blob.

As the bottom sand layer is decomposed, grains from the layers above it fall to the now-bottom layer proportionally so the layers' size remains constant. At a constant interval, all flow of sand grains stop, revealing a pattern on the upper layer.

Yep, Andromeda intelligent sand grains.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Sun May 19, 2013 9:42 pm UTC

azule wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:
azule wrote:But, according to xkcd #??? they don't see the colors. :(

Umwelt.

Thanks, updated original post.

Ah, I, uh don't really know what part of Umwelt you mean; the title-text? All I see in Umwelt at the moment is a white circle fading to black; looks a bit like the exit to a round tunnel. When it first appeared I remember a snake which changed with the width of the browser, but that was about 300 versions of Firefox ago, so I guess that's why it looks different now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun May 19, 2013 9:46 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:
azule wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:
azule wrote:But, according to xkcd #??? they don't see the colors. :(

Umwelt.

Thanks, updated original post.

Ah, I, uh don't really know what part of Umwelt you mean; the title-text? All I see in Umwelt at the moment is a white circle fading to black; looks a bit like the exit to a round tunnel. When it first appeared I remember a snake which changed with the width of the browser, but that was about 300 versions of Firefox ago, so I guess that's why it looks different now.

So, you're one of today's lucky 10k, uh?
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Postby tman2nd » Sun May 19, 2013 9:49 pm UTC

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It looks like I'm getting mixed messages. Don't worry. I will post my progress once I reach the part of the past that is completely new for me.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun May 19, 2013 9:58 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:When it first appeared I remember a snake which changed with the width of the browser, but that was about 300 versions of Firefox ago, so I guess that's why it looks different now.

I didn't know the snake did that. The wiki doesn't emulate any javascript or css tricks. :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Sun May 19, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun May 19, 2013 10:05 pm UTC

fatness wrote:NinetyNONG
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 19, 2013 10:07 pm UTC

tman2nd wrote:Ahh! Spoiler again.
How many will I see?
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This one.
Unfortunately, Phaelin hasn't logged in since 1 April, so no chance that this will be fixed. :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 19, 2013 10:11 pm UTC

fatness wrote:NinetyNONG
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So, raptorfly #1 has disappeared. A second one appeared - actually two frames ago, already. It sat perfectely still for one more frame, and then flew off.
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Edit: if you look carefully at the first frame, there is one pixel that is darker, so the raptorfly (or whatever) was already there, it just rose up, sat still, then flew away. Or something like that.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun May 19, 2013 10:12 pm UTC

The plant that grew suddenly on newpix#1426 appears to be similar (enough) to the one the beesnake just came out of this newpix(#1459). Also, you can tell (from the previous 2 newpix) that the length is not a trail as the 2nd beesnake had it's tail while it was stationary.

Thought: the plant is actually a beesnake. OR, the plants pop up quickly, providing homes/hiding places for beesnakes.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Sun May 19, 2013 10:15 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
tman2nd wrote:Ahh! Spoiler again.
How many will I see?
Page 92

This one.
Unfortunately, Phaelin hasn't logged in since 1 April, so no chance that this will be fixed. :(


If a bunch of us traveled back to there and reported it to the mods? Some small number? (I haven't.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby davean » Sun May 19, 2013 10:15 pm UTC

Pikrass wrote:
HES wrote:Now all we need is a way to nest spoilers properly (but without everybody (including lurkers and passers by) installing a script, I don't see this happening :()


The only way then is fixing the phpBB BBCode parser. But I doubt the One True Webmaster davean would let us do that. :D


That isn't even part of phpBB core, it is a quick hack I added ages ago for some subforum or other. Just a custom BBCode tag with some JS attached. It could easily be improved. Just send a patch or something.

Just summon me again, or better yet email it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun May 19, 2013 10:16 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
Smithers wrote:
azule wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:
azule wrote:But, according to xkcd #??? they don't see the colors. :(

Umwelt.

Thanks, updated original post.

Ah, I, uh don't really know what part of Umwelt you mean; the title-text? All I see in Umwelt at the moment is a white circle fading to black; looks a bit like the exit to a round tunnel. When it first appeared I remember a snake which changed with the width of the browser, but that was about 300 versions of Firefox ago, so I guess that's why it looks different now.

So, you're one of today's lucky 10k, uh?
Here, check it out.

HOLY CRAP THERE'S MULTIPLE VERSIONS OF "UMWELT"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun May 19, 2013 10:26 pm UTC

Just a quick note that I added an animation and observation to my previous post. (Didn't expect the OTT to move so fast on such a slow day.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Sun May 19, 2013 10:26 pm UTC

davean wrote:
Pikrass wrote:
HES wrote:Now all we need is a way to nest spoilers properly (but without everybody (including lurkers and passers by) installing a script, I don't see this happening :()


The only way then is fixing the phpBB BBCode parser. But I doubt the One True Webmaster davean would let us do that. :D


That isn't even part of phpBB core, it is a quick hack I added ages ago for some subforum or other. Just a custom BBCode tag with some JS attached. It could easily be improved. Just send a patch or something.

Just summon me again, or better yet email it.

Woah. You two are lucky to get such a response. :)

On the point: I don't know what you would need, davean, but I did get nested spoilers functioning with my local JS. If I knew what was required to make it BBCode compliant....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Davidy » Sun May 19, 2013 10:37 pm UTC

Holmes, Sherlock wrote:
"It's elementary, my dear4 Watson!"1,3


1 Holmes actually never said this.2
2 Actually, he most likely said "this" many times.
3 It has been shown that Holmes actually never said, "It's elementary, my dear Watson!"
4 Is there a sub-theme there that hasn't been revealed?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sun May 19, 2013 10:39 pm UTC

Davidy wrote:
Holmes, Sherlock wrote:
"It's elementary, my dear4 Watson!"1,3


1 Holmes actually never said this.2
2 Actually, he most likely said "this" many times.
3 It has been shown that Holmes actually never said, "It's elementary, my dear Watson!"
4 Is there a sub-theme there that hasn't been revealed?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Sun May 19, 2013 10:41 pm UTC

azule wrote:The plant that grew suddenly on newpix#1426 appears to be similar (enough) to the one the beesnake just came out of this newpix(#1459). Also, you can tell (from the previous 2 newpix) that the length is not a trail as the 2nd beesnake had it's tail while it was stationary.

Thought: the plant is actually a beesnake. OR, the plants pop up quickly, providing homes/hiding places for beesnakes.

Or...they are:

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Penisbees!69

Heh...thanks for the setup. And on #100 too!

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