1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Arky » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:23 pm UTC

b2bomberkrh wrote:How many people strong are you?


That's what I was coming in to say.

Although the "strong" is more by inference than anything visible. Wouldn't shock me if this is another one which prompts another "no comprende senor /wakarimasen / non capisco" glance between Meg and Cue.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:24 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:So my way of working (I tell my boss: "I can make that more efficient and that more efficient but to make that more efficient we need a real programmer") isn't all that wrong?
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I can't do much beyond Excel macros. It's fun but some people try to much with it and then it gets extremely messy.

You've got it exactly right.

Thanks, I'll carry on then!
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For Each cell In Range("A1", "A100")
    If cell.Value = "To be deleted" Then
        cell.EntireRow.Delete
    End If
Next cell

gives interesting results. If the text "To be deleted" is on two consecutive rows then only the first row is deleted. The next row is not checked. Easily detected in testing, but if you build a custom "for loop" then someone reading the program is probably going to have a WTF moment.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Coal » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:25 pm UTC

How many people strong are you?

Murderous? Numerous?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HereBeUnmappedBits » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:29 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:29 pm UTC

Gedeon wrote:I think it is

"They understand nothing, so (thus) they will tend to matters".

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gedeon » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:31 pm UTC

b2bomberkrh wrote:
Gedeon wrote:I think I've got it!

It says "How many people strong are you?"

EDIT: Ninja'd


Welcome, Gedeon. Good eye. I have to head in to work soon, so you can take over helping everyone figure out her speech (we really should agree on a name for her). Speaking of which, I agree with the early analysis that suggests we know one Beanie's name, and thought maybe that Beanie should now be "Amy"

I noticed that the "y" from many was shifted down, and this seems to be the second time this has happened. Given that elements of Beanish seem to sneak into her speech, this strongly suggests to me that one of the diacritics is a "y" sound at least at the end of a word. I think someone may have already suggested that, and here is further evidence.


Thanks!

I'll try to do my best. There is certainly some significance of this character shifting, but it's hard to establish clear connection with beanish.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:31 pm UTC

xpatiate wrote:Wow, Megan is keen to get a look at those books! Either that or she's running to prevent our translator friend collapsing under their weight.

Rule110 wrote:Then there's the really important difference, which puts us in the realm of completely alternative world (whether far-future or entirely arbitrary Randallverse) and not just anachronism: the physical and cultural position Hypatia is apparently occupying. (Pardon me if I prefer to base her name on her status instead of her hair.) An academic state of some sort? Time may tell.


I for one definitely appreciate your philosophy on naming. Not that her hair isn't distinctive, but it's far from the only remarkable thing about her. I'm curious though why her physical/cultural position signifies a completely alternative world?


Well, her physical position is within a grand and yet well-protected room, past an even larger "great hall" of some sort, within a castle. Such rooms are scaled to house the daytime activities of the apparatus of a city or a larger state: a throne, functionaries, guards, courtiers and so forth. Our subject, though, instead uses this space as her private office. Being able to do so demonstrates a position of high authority and/or respect; a regional governor, queen, or high priestess, perhaps; and yet her solitude is uncharacteristic of such a position. A high priestess might spend time in seclusion if the practices of the religion so demand, and a potentate might do so out of personal preference (think Howard Hughes), but the three Beanies were obviously permitted to just walk in. Such accessible solitude would be more fitting someone working on an important but largely solitary task, such as an academic. I could perhaps make a comparison to Hogwarts, if the entire dining hall were instead used solely as the entryway to Dumbledore's office; but even that's fictional to begin with.

That's what suggested an unusual social order here that's not much like anything we know from history. (By the way, that has nothing to do with her gender -- which we don't even know for certain anyhow -- if that's what you were asking.)

Another possibility, though, that some people have mentioned since then, is that the castle is in some sort of temporary state of partial occupancy, and not actually being used for the purpose it was originally built and proportioned for. Our Hypatia could, perhaps, be the equivalent of the lead architect or project manager of the contractors doing the construction, and merely occupying the "throne room" for convenience. (In that case, one hopes that the exit toward the right leads directly to the construction zone, rather than the workers having to walk all the way along that hall every time they need a purchase order signed.) Or truly an academic auxiliary (comparable to the archaeologists sometimes assigned to construction sites, or the curator of a historical site), permitted to use otherwise unused space. That wouldn't tell us much about the Beanies' general culture, in those cases.

One other aside @everyone; some might not be aware that the name Hypatia (not Hypathia) is a historical reference; it's worth a quick Wikipedia check if the name isn't familiar.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gedeon » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:33 pm UTC

Arky wrote:
b2bomberkrh wrote:How many people strong are you?


That's what I was coming in to say.

Although the "strong" is more by inference than anything visible. Wouldn't shock me if this is another one which prompts another "no comprende senor /wakarimasen / non capisco" glance between Meg and Cue.


S is clearly visible, and T could be shifted up a bit. Maybe "STR" is hard for her to pronounce because they don't have such long consonants-without-a-vowel combinations in beanish.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:34 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:So my way of working (I tell my boss: "I can make that more efficient and that more efficient but to make that more efficient we need a real programmer") isn't all that wrong?
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I can't do much beyond Excel macros. It's fun but some people try to much with it and then it gets extremely messy.

Not necessarily. See cellocgw's signature:
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And yes, excel macros can get out of hand, and worse, are hard to debug.


Since I'm being referenced here, I'll mention that any time someone says "hey, I don't need a real language 'cause I can write stuff in Excel," I pull out a workbook I wrote once and show them how Excel plays Pong against itself, and respond "Just because you can doesn't mean you should." If you're interested, grab a copy here
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:40 pm UTC

edfel wrote:HumONGs ?
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Why read it as anything other than "How many people ONG are you?"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SPACKlick » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:43 pm UTC

Arky wrote:
b2bomberkrh wrote:How many people strong are you?


That's what I was coming in to say.

Although the "strong" is more by inference than anything visible. Wouldn't shock me if this is another one which prompts another "no comprende senor /wakarimasen / non capisco" glance between Meg and Cue.

It's definitely how many because the faded word under it looks like "numerous".

Beardo has had trouble with 'R's before (I think, I'll check) so it would make sense that she blurred "Strong"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby sford » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:45 pm UTC

No time to search for a good molpy UP image, but just wanted to thank all of you for your efforts at translating Beanadette's speech.

I like the fact that she is sitting near them at the same level, rather than across the desk.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:48 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:One other aside @everyone; some might not be aware that the name Hypatia (not Hypathia) is a historical reference; it's worth a quick Wikipedia check if the name isn't familiar.

This is why I'll stick with Rosetta. Sounds nice, has some meaning (the figure hosts beneath something like a half rose window), is not as overloaded by special heretic history as Hypatia.

I am still pondering why GLR chose this way of visualisation of not-quite-sufficient speech synthesis. Megan and Cueball "speak" in graphemes, not in phonetic scripture, the Beanies' foreign native language is, too, perfectly visualised by graphemes and not phonetic scripture. To follow that rule, GLR would have had to use a mixture of Beanie and latin graphemes.

Instead he visualized the problems on understanding a non-native speaker without practice with blurring and blocking, even connects slightly to the speakers' semantic nodes (adding an echo on synonyms). It is very interesting - but a break of pattern.

Well. Breaking patterns seems to be one of his hobbies, anyway.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:49 pm UTC

Hmm. So, my theory is a bit far-out: Cuegan were originally from the "people in the hills". These people had a ritual that involved human sacrifice, and chose them for it (when they were younger). Cuegan escaped with what little survival tools they had and ran away. A while later they tried to return but the people tried to attack them so they left permanently. LaPetite is a little girl from the hills who doesn't know yet that she's supposed to hate Cuegan.

Or, that might all be wrong, because it ignores the whole "tents" thing.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby devrelm » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

Has nobody mentioned that we're (hopefully) about to find out how many other Cueganites exist? :D

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gedeon » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

SPACKlick wrote:
Arky wrote:
b2bomberkrh wrote:How many people strong are you?


That's what I was coming in to say.

Although the "strong" is more by inference than anything visible. Wouldn't shock me if this is another one which prompts another "no comprende senor /wakarimasen / non capisco" glance between Meg and Cue.

It's definitely how many because the faded word under it looks like "numerous".

Beardo has had trouble with 'R's before (I think, I'll check) so it would make sense that she blurred "Strong"


She has problems with:
(tr)aveled
dese(rt)
(tr)anspires
s(tr)ong
among other words.

No apparent problem with R inbetween vowels.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:57 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
SBN wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:So my way of working (I tell my boss: "I can make that more efficient and that more efficient but to make that more efficient we need a real programmer") isn't all that wrong?
Spoiler:
I can't do much beyond Excel macros. It's fun but some people try to much with it and then it gets extremely messy.

You've got it exactly right.

Thanks, I'll carry on then!
I also have the "advantage" of a terrible memory. I have to comment the shit out of anything I write cause otherwise I will need to much time to understand what I was doing during maintenance or even the next day. Usually I write things like "The next part does x because I need that as input for Y" or "I didn't use $standard_procedure because that cant do Y"
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For example: for loops tend to create interesting results if you delete rows inside the for loop that runs through all rows:

Code: Select all

For Each cell In Range("A1", "A100")
    If cell.Value = "To be deleted" Then
        cell.EntireRow.Delete
    End If
Next cell

gives interesting results. If the text "To be deleted" is on two consecutive rows then only the first row is deleted. The next row is not checked. Easily detected in testing, but if you build a custom "for loop" then someone reading the program is probably going to have a WTF moment.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby foilman » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:59 pm UTC

She wants to know their numbers? I'd be wary of giving too much away; how do we know these hill people are to be trusted...?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gedeon » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

ConfusONG number...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

Is it just me, or is the translator's accent getting less opaque? It's still smudgy, but the smudges seem less black.B Perhaps she's beginning to pick up Megball's accent already.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:04 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:So my way of working (I tell my boss: "I can make that more efficient and that more efficient but to make that more efficient we need a real programmer") isn't all that wrong?
Spoiler:
I can't do much beyond Excel macros. It's fun but some people try to much with it and then it gets extremely messy.

Not necessarily. See cellocgw's signature:
"A man's got to know his limitations." -- Harry Callahan
"A man's got to know his limits." -- L'Hopital

And yes, excel macros can get out of hand, and worse, are hard to debug.


Since I'm being referenced here, I'll mention that any time someone says "hey, I don't need a real language 'cause I can write stuff in Excel," I pull out a workbook I wrote once and show them how Excel plays Pong against itself, and respond "Just because you can doesn't mean you should." If you're interested, grab a copy here
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:05 pm UTC

Gedeon wrote:
SPACKlick wrote:
Arky wrote:
b2bomberkrh wrote:How many people strong are you?


That's what I was coming in to say.

Although the "strong" is more by inference than anything visible. Wouldn't shock me if this is another one which prompts another "no comprende senor /wakarimasen / non capisco" glance between Meg and Cue.

It's definitely how many because the faded word under it looks like "numerous".

Beardo has had trouble with 'R's before (I think, I'll check) so it would make sense that she blurred "Strong"


She has problems with:
(tr)aveled
dese(rt)
(tr)anspires
s(tr)ong
among other words.

No apparent problem with R inbetween vowels.


Ah, so she is bad at consonant groups, which further confirms that beanish is probably a CVCV type language, with diacritics marking the type of vowel between the more significant consonants.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gedeon » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:06 pm UTC

Hmm, this one is hard to decipher.

[When?] is forty?

(Clarify forty? makes more sense)

My numbers are no [sa?].

Yes! Good.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flotter » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:12 pm UTC

Also, note the second text:
Yes! Good.

Why that enthusiasm/exclamation mark? It almost sounds like "They don't pose a threat" or even "We can crush them if we want/have to". What are her plans?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mindonner » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:13 pm UTC

What means forty?

Numbers are no same?

<speculation> maybe they don't use base 10 up here so she can't extrapolate from the <10 numbers she already knows?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gedeon » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:15 pm UTC

mindonner wrote:What means forty?

Numbers are no same?

<speculation> maybe they don't use base 10 up here so she can't extrapolate from the <10 numbers she already knows?


Maybe they use base 8, but that would imply they only have four fingers on one hand (like Donald Duck and most other cartoon characters :D )
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:15 pm UTC

Cuegan doing math! :shock:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby devrelm » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:16 pm UTC

Gedeon wrote:Hmm, this one is hard to decipher.

[When?] is forty?

My numbers are no [sa?].

Yes! Good.


Perhaps:

[What] is forty?

All numbers are too same.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SPACKlick » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:17 pm UTC

Gedeon wrote:Hmm, this one is hard to decipher.

[When?] is forty?

(Clarify forty? makes more sense)

My numbers are no [sa?].

Yes! Good.


Where you see NO I see Too, maybe Too Small?

"What is Forty?
My numbers are too short"

I got my numbers from playing with Fade.

Looks like ACU or ACL to the left of it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:18 pm UTC

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Many wips ago in the internet
Some lonely xuys just did dwell
Plenty of comics they could read
They were silent, all was well

Until one day they woke to find
A comic that did change
More timeframes came by javascript
And the alt-text was really quite strange

But our OTTers would not give in
A plan they hatched, they worked all night
Newpixbot, aubronwood, geekwagon
To reclaim what was theirs by right

Now they’re a crew of OTTer fellows
The thread is all they read
They sometimes write off-topic
But the place here is really neat

The river’s small, the sea’s big
And wow some trees are called.
And they’ve begun to gift some cake
OTTer fellows, brave and bold

Then one frame they saw the rising sea
Some dikes as it reached the shore
And Cuegan started on their quest
And they’re left alone once more

But they thought “This needle-pulled thing is much too fun
Outside is full of tears”
They came to stay as loyal TimeWaiters
Now all will live in here…

As a crew of OTTer fellows
The thread is all they read
They sometimes write off-topic
But the place here is really neat

The river’s small, the sea’s big
And wow some trees are called.
And they've begun to gift some cake
OTTer fellows, brave and bold

“We've followed the whole comic, at our best
But still we hunger for more, no time to rest
For we're OTTers now, there's only one place to be
So now we'll wait for it and we shall see"

They walked upstream for many days
Till the mountains came in sight
Analyzed all pixels’ change
No one can stop the OTTers' might

Now they're the rulers of the forum
Pride of the OTC
Don't be fooled by popes and lingo
They will ketchup as they please

They’re a crew of OTTer fellows
The thread is all they read
They sometimes write off-topic
But the place here is really neat

For all Time they'll wait for newpix
So long as the order’ll hold.
And that my friends is the tale of
OTTer fellows, brave and bold…

OTTer fellows, brave and bold!
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Kieryn wrote:They have a culture involving hat wearing. What kind of a collective would come up with such a thing!?
BlitzGirl wrote:I'll get the razor and finish off Occam while we're at it.
ucim / Megan wrote:"It can do whatever it wants. It's the OTT."

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:18 pm UTC

Guys! We've missed an obvious extrapolation here: Megan knows multiplication!

...I don't know what the implications of that are.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Lokiparts » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:19 pm UTC

I am reading that as

What is Forty?
All numbers are no same.

I definitely see "All" as the first word on the second line.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby b2bomberkrh » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:19 pm UTC

What is forty?
My numbers are too small.

ETA. She doesn't know the words for high numbers, that is why Megan clarifies with smaller numbers and Rosetta says "Yes!! Good!"
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stop posting so I can post this already!

Postby HES » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:20 pm UTC

I like Rosetta. It fits well as a name and has a good meaning.

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edfel wrote:HumONGs ?
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Why read it as anything other than "How many people ONG are you?"

Cannot unsee... this will only fuel the RRTOTTers

Gedeon wrote:Hmm, this one is hard to decipher.

Some good suggestions. Interestingly, though it is hard to properly decipher, her meaning is clear.
The different base idea could work
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SPACKlick » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:21 pm UTC

Ah, could it be SCANT!

MY numbers are to Scant.

I'm sure on the S.A.., or maybe SA... I'm not good at this.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gedeon » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:22 pm UTC

Lokiparts wrote:I am reading that as

What is Forty?
All numbers are no same.

I definitely see "All" as the first word on the second line.


And the second should be "my"...

"All my numbers are no (too) same".


First line is really capcha'd.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby devrelm » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:22 pm UTC

SPACKlick wrote:
Gedeon wrote:Hmm, this one is hard to decipher.

[When?] is forty?

(Clarify forty? makes more sense)

My numbers are no [sa?].

Yes! Good.


Where you see NO I see Too, maybe Too Small?

"What is Forty?
My numbers are too short"

I got my numbers from playing with Fade.

Looks like ACU or ACL to the left of it.


I think you're right with "small" since there appears to be an "A" in the middle of the word, though I think it's "ALL" to the left of it.

"What is forty?
All my numbers are too small."

Now, what's up with Megan going straight for reverse Polish notation? What clues does it give us into the Beanies' language and culture?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby b2bomberkrh » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:23 pm UTC

Lokiparts wrote:I am reading that as

What is Forty?
All numbers are no same.

I definitely see "All" as the first word on the second line.


I'm almost sure it's "my". The thing that looks like All is kind of in a dark grey, if you look for the darker, black letters, the "my" stands out. Well, not exactly stands out, but I think it's clear when you know what you're looking for.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:24 pm UTC

higgs-boson wrote:
Rule110 wrote:One other aside @everyone; some might not be aware that the name Hypatia (not Hypathia) is a historical reference; it's worth a quick Wikipedia check if the name isn't familiar.

This is why I'll stick with Rosetta. Sounds nice, has some meaning (the figure hosts beneath something like a half rose window), is not as overloaded by special heretic history as Hypatia.

Fair enough, but what the heck is special heretic history?
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