1190: "Time"

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NINJAING NINJAERS GONNA NINJA

Postby mrob27 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:21 pm UTC

第四章


(chapter 3)

The courtyard is wingish, and has a fountain in the shape of a snake, from which Morobu fills his water bottle. A tileworker asks if he is Waiting for the UNG at 1 or the Silentpix at 2:30. "No, I Wait for an audience with ucim." The tileworker walks over to the other pilgrims, including the one who had earlier warned Morobu of the tsunamis and flying robots, asking each the same.
    Another Time of Waiting passes. The temple is almost silent, only one or two continue to chant inside.
    Morobu is escorted back in, quickly turning right to follow the perimeter-corridor of the temple, then through covered walkways looking out on both sides to beautiful gardens, and into another building, a reception-room for honored guests.
    It is a hot day, but the sky is clear and the wind is soft. All the doors along both sides of the room have been opened, so the guests can see the koi pond on the left side, babbling gently with inflowing water, and the lovely rock-garden on the right, with brilliant white pebbles raked neatly around several boulders.
    Morobu and the other pilgrims Wait for another newpix. It appears that great ucim has been delayed. (Morobu does not realize that today he is also leading three Waiting vigils for the UNGs and for the Silentpix, and will conduct vespers as the setting sun paints the great (though still invisible) Mountain a dull orange).



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One ケチャップ reply I missed:

BlueCrab wrote: (OTT:1967:33) Language fun, and another puzzle(ish) for the WolpyPope: an English dialect quiz that helps with language research.

No surprises here. My native language is English and my dialect is American Standard. Though the second choice of Australian was a bit of a surprise :wink: Of course, here and in real life I imitate other dialects for fun, but I did the survey 'straight' since is was for science.

And now continuing my ketchup, with replies to things posted after I returned...

lmjb1964 wrote: (OTT:1970:35) And here's another OTTification, well, actually a Q04B-ification, of an old children's song, to help you remember the order of the tiles:
Cue and Cue are Meg
Meg and Meg are rook
Rook and rook are trebuchet
Trebuchet and trebuchet are scaffold.

For want of a cueball, the Megan was lost.
For want of a megan, the Rook was lost.
For want of a rook, the Trebuchet was lost.
For want of a trebuchet, the Scaffuld was lost.
...
For want of free space the game was lost.
And all for the want of a Cueball.


HES wrote: (OTT:1971:31) Universities give welcome bags.

Yep. I got one for my 25th reunion, too. Lots of cool stuff, some of which I gave away.

ucim wrote: (OTT:1973:24) You could provide the last n steps, where n is a small enough number. Ten would work.

(We PM'd about this a bit. I'll definitely do something like what @ucim suggests, but it will be just in Export/Import, not in the saves that are in the Console Log... except maybe the last few saves in the Console Log will be full exports. But there are reasons why I think the Console Log needs to be able to retain hundreds of past saves.)

ucim wrote: (OTT:1974:1) A challenge for you linguists: A pun has been defined as "a play on words". Despite all my searching, I have not found a dictionary definition of "play" that fits this. ...

Solution: As you point out, the phrase "A play on words" does not meet the standards of a dictionary: thus, by your judgment (as implied by your discussion of the matter), it is not a valid definition of "pun". Thus there is no problem. If you wish to take a definition of "pun" and hold it to the standards of a dictionary, then you'll need to start with a definition that meets equivalent or higher standards.
My dictionary wrote: pun n. a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings


AluisioASG wrote: (OTT:1974:21)
mrob27 wrote: @AluisioASG, perhaps you can describe more precisely what you mean, how can I set up my Apache to serve all non-index.html files with a sort of version number and infinite max-age?

The version is in the file name. Or even better, the content hash is the filename.

Very smart! Thanks, that's a great idea. And if I need any URLs that don't change (so other sites can link to my pages) I can simply have those URLs redirect to the version-hashed ones. As an added bonus, if I wish I can leave old versions of things on the server, so anyone who links to older versions will still get the version they intended to link to.
    Way back in the 1980s I began doing that sort of thing with utility functions (library routines). The idea was that if I came up with a "better" implementation of some subroutine, I wouldn't have to worry about breaking the other programs that already use the existing version of that routine. Every version of every function I ever wrote, even the ones that were obviously wrong, became permanently part of an ever-growing library. Of course I'd have to search through my existing code and decide which calls to an old function should be changed to use the newer one.

azule wrote: (OTT:1974:25) Can't check because ninjas. Yay for ninjas!


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The ninjas are actually invisible


balthablindposter wrote: I keep most of my comments in 3 files: blitznotes.txt, notblitznotes.txt, and yyyyyb.txt. The names are self-explanatory.

Almost, but not quite. Of course you use a 5-digit year because (like all TimeWaiters) you're a member of the Long Now Foundation. But the Polish word for 'month' does not start with the letter 'b'... and how can you get away with having just one letter for the month (yyyyyb.txt instead of yyyyybb.txt)?

SBN wrote: (OTT:1974:29) Just saw this OtherOtherComic news: Bill Watterson draws for Pearls Before Swine

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BlitzGirl wrote: (OTT:1975:21) For the new sudodecree, there's actually a RELATEDly-titled bit of internet lore known as Ong's Hat.

That sounds familiar... Oh yes, here it is: @ergman, OTT:772:25.

Congrats on getting Lucky-upon-Shed, @ucim!

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(Hmmm... having trouble using attached images in preview. But they are clearly present in the spoiler section.)
(Edit: And they show up in the post after submitting. I declare Image Image Image... possibly related to the 408 errors that I and others have seen :? )

Edit 3: Hey, I seem to have poped myself :wink:

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Take your pick:
Ninja something. Or ninja-ify something
(invisible ninjas count :D )
Or perhaps something 1981ish, like New wave music,
which really got going that yip


(Edit: Correct and clarify the balthasar yyyyb response)

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Re: WE'RE GONNA NEED A MORE SEAISH OTTERMOLPY

Postby HES » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:00 pm UTC

For decree, does getting ninjad count?
SBN wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:ETA: Is the rhythm of “molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy grapevine grapevine” an Outside thing? Because LoggerLoggerLoggerLoggerLoggerLoggerLoggerLoggerMushroomMushroom.

Yes. I think this started it. http://weebls-stuff.com/songs/badgers/. I could be wrong about that.

Yes, but FTLFY.
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Time Revisited - np2029

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC

OVERSTRUNG...
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AUTOMOME wrote:EQUIMOLPIES OR GTCO

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:23 pm UTC

RowONG away...
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Wait for it.

Humm, I wonder if this is going to be...
Spoiler:
The End?
Spoiler:
Of part 1?
It sorta feels like it; we'll see.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Mr Moriaty » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:27 pm UTC

Ah Japan. Treeish place. Just booked to go back there in October. By Plane though, not by small rowing boat.

From my last visit.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:42 pm UTC

Earthling on Mars wrote:Humm, I wonder if this is going to be...
Spoiler:
The End?

:evil: 't venjokboutthes tin


Oh, leopard mustard.
Spoiler:
"Don't even joke about these things" is what I was going for.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:00 pm UTC

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For a mnP there I thought that was a foreign language, HES. :)
Thanks for the AUTOMOME update, Link!

Earthling on Mars wrote:
the ED of several yips ago wrote:
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pillow - not enough medicine

Caanan - a sugar cane plantation

Caananite - a sugar plantation in the dark

fortune - when a quartet adjust their pitch

fortunate - when a quartet adjust the pitch of 2 instruments each

someone - 1+1=2

atmosphere - located in a ball of moss

instrument - a thing you're meant to strum

meringue - French for merino [ED note: that's a breed of sheep]

closet - something you'd better not leave open

frequency - when you look at something often

often - nine or eleven

garden - a place where guards live

infantry - a young tree

nursery - a place where nurses are taught

taught - when your brain is stretched

rhubarb - sharp wire kangaroos can't jump over

highway cop - what I do before I get out of bed in the morning

There's a thread in Forum Games for those. These don't count as puns, BG?

Well, they're puns made by ED's younger self, so I don't think they're in the punsaw's jurisdiction. And since I just posted a similar grapeviney list, if I punsawed this I would probably also have to punsaw myself. I've self-vitssågenned before but I would rather avoid that in the future...

SBN wrote:
MistyCat wrote:
Link wrote:Regarding glasses: I remember the first time I got glasses and being able to see birds in the sky. That was baobabish!
Yup.

I remember leaves the first time too. And the year my parents managed to schedule my eye exam before our summer vacation, instead of just before school started, and I could see the deer when we went camping.

When I was in my middle teens I abruptly became nearsighted over about a yip or so. I was also surprised by leafy detail when I got my glasses; I hadn't realized that clarity had faded without me even noticing it.

MistyCat wrote:Huh. Deja vu. See what I (in a totally non-punsawishly way) did there?

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For decree, an ottification technically from 1982:


We Ran (So Far Away)
To the tune of I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock of Seagulls
Spoiler:
We build a tall sandcastle true
I never thought I'd meet a girl like you
Meet a girl like you
With short-cut hair and stick-like limbs
A thwapstick aim that whacks so straight and true
That whacks so straight and true

And we ran, we ran so far away
We just ran, so far from home we'd strayed
We had to save the day

The stars they turned above your head
And chirped a song that echoed down to you
Echoed down to you
The hike was long, the hills were rough
And then the survey tower came in view
The tower came in view

And we ran, we ran so far away
We just ran, so far from home we'd strayed
We had to save the day

The leader with her knowledge great
She says there's nothing we can do
Nothing we can do
We shared a glance, a moment then
And in that instant we both knew
That instant we both knew

And we ran, we ran so far away
We just ran, so far from home we'd strayed

And we ran, we ran so far away
We just ran, we had to save the day...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Link » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:59 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:I fell for the trick of:
1. Install Mint alongside Win7
2. Decide that's not working how I want and delete the Mint partition to replace it with Ubuntu
3. GRUB2 was actually looking for it's config data in the Mint partition: no Windows!
4. Attempt to fix EFI m*stard to to forget GRUB2 and just load windows (booting to live USB was unaffected of course so I could still look stuff up)
5. Attempts failed so I just installed Ubuntu and hoped (with a fairly high degree of confidence) that this would just fix everything
6. It did :D

Treeish. What I've had to deal with was something along the lines of (spoilered because it's Zanclean m*stard):
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1. Install GRUB2, which created its own "gentoo" EFI entry
2. Attempt to boot, but get "no suitable graphics mode found; booting in blind mode" error, or something along those lines
3. Reboot and change boot order to set CD first again
4. Discover it happily ignores the boot order and still gets me a broken GRUB
5. Use the boot menu (F12) to boot my SystemRescueCd
6. Change some kernel/GRUB config
7. Find it still doesn't work
8. GOTO 5 (several times)
9. Give up and attempt to remove grub using efibootmgr
10. Find out efibootmgr doesn't work
11. Futilely attempt to fix it
12. Download EFI Shell
13. Attempt to boot it
14. Find out that doesn't work either
15. Attempt to move it to a different location on disk/USB stick
16. GOTO 13 (several times)
17. Give up; try older version of EFI shell
18. Yay, that boots
19. Remove GRUB entry and add rEFInd entry
20. Reboot to find GRUB entry is gone, but there's no rEFInd entry
21. Try to add it again
22. Nope, doesn't work
23. Reboot into SysRescCd and move rEFInd to the UEFI default location of \\EFI\BOOT
24. Reboot to find rEFInd working! Yay!
25. ...But it can't find my btrfs RAID1
26. Reboot into the ch*rping SysRescCd again and move kernel to ESP
27. BAOBABS, IT BOOTS!
28. Try install new software, find there's no internet connection
29. Reconfigure and recompile kernel; reboot AGAIN
30. Finally, a working, albeit very basic Gentoo installation
I've just enabled the radeon driver in the kernel, and I'm getting ready to reboot. If that works, I can start installing a GUI.

BlitzGirl wrote:Thanks for the AUTOMOME update, Link!

You're welcome.

AUTOMOME just gave me this quote:
AUTOMOME wrote:I USED TO BE A BEANIE LIKE YOU, THEN I TOOK A KEYBOARD IN THE KNEE
AFAIK, only Megan has taken a keyboard in the knee. Ergo, Megan used to be a Beanie!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:38 pm UTC

Link wrote:AUTOMOME just gave me this quote:
AUTOMOME wrote:I USED TO BE A BEANIE LIKE YOU, THEN I TOOK A KEYBOARD IN THE KNEE
AFAIK, only Megan has taken a keyboard in the knee. Ergo, Megan used to be a Beanie!


:shock:

Wait, why doesn't she speak Beanish then? Was that knowledge stored in her knee?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:01 pm UTC

Knowledge is usually stored in the knee. Especially in knights' knees. Take a knife to the knickerbockers and you may lose all your knowledge, particularly bad knock-knock jokes and knapsack puns.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:59 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Knowledge is usually stored in the knee. Especially in knights' knees. Take a knife to the knickerbockers and you may lose all your knowledge, particularly bad knock-knock jokes and knapsack puns.


But if you've got a knack for knitting, you can knot a knurled knob to keep it in place.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:25 pm UTC

Kneeish!
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Time After Time: t1i-1247

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:30 pm UTC

PRAISONGLY...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:00 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Kneeish!


Clever?
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Time Revisited - np2034

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:10 pm UTC

STRUNGLEMENTS...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby freezeblade » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:15 pm UTC

I don't know why we kan't replace all words beginning with the demon letter 'c' with the much better letter 'k' klearly this is the kind of knowledge that is kind to everymoply!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:43 pm UTC

I used to say that German is essentially English but with k's instead of c's. It's not entirely inaccurate.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:01 pm UTC

When a character can have multiple sounds and multiple characters can have the same sound then something has gone wrong.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:09 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:I don't know why we kan't replace all words beginning with the demon letter 'c' with the much better letter 'k' klearly this is the kind of knowledge that is kind to everymoply!

Kertainly!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ronaldkr » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:36 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:I don't know why we kan't replace all words beginning with the demon letter 'c' with the much better letter 'k' klearly this is the kind of knowledge that is kind to everymoply!

Freezeblade, if you are looking for a job: apply to the Bibliographisches Institut, Mannheim (don't replace the "c" yet). They do not only publish English diktionaries (and a Reform™ of the English language would boost sales), they own the Duden Verlag, which will be responsible for the next dozen Reforms™ of the German languages, and of kourse for mass sales of "Der Duden". That's job sekurity.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:47 pm UTC

Yay, prickly time!
Eternal Density wrote:ETA I just remembered that I found a torn-out sheet of notebook paper some mips ago which in turn was written several yips ago.
The somewhat faded text reads:
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the ED of several yips ago wrote:pillow - not enough medicine

Caanan - a sugar cane plantation

Caananite - a sugar plantation in the dark

fortune - when a quartet adjust their pitch

fortunate - when a quartet adjust the pitch of 2 instruments each

someone - 1+1=2

atmosphere - located in a ball of moss

instrument - a thing you're meant to strum

meringue - French for merino [ED note: that's a breed of sheep]

closet - something you'd better not leave open

frequency - when you look at something often

often - nine or eleven

garden - a place where guards live

infantry - a young tree

nursery - a place where nurses are taught

taught - when your brain is stretched

rhubarb - sharp wire kangaroos can't jump over

highway cop - what I do before I get out of bed in the morning

Hehe, treeish. I have an entire book of these. "Professor Branestawm's Dictionary". Did anymolpy else ever read the Professor Branestawm books?
AluisioASG wrote:ETA: Is the rhythm of “molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy molpy grapevine grapevine” an Outside thing? Because LoggerLoggerLoggerLoggerLoggerLoggerLoggerLoggerMushroomMushroom.

Yes. "Molpies" was an ottification of this. Sometimes I forget not everyone knows that song, it was a hugely popular meme/viral thing in its time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby freezeblade » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:48 pm UTC

i propose a 5-year language changing plan!

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have 1 less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be ekspekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e"s in the language is disgraseful, and they should go away.

By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v". During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer. Ze drem vil finali kum tru! And zen world!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:54 pm UTC

I've seen that somewhere before, freezeblade. I was actually just reminded of it myself. :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:55 pm UTC

Klasik. I really like that piece, wish I knew where it originated.

Another ottification for the decree, this one actually is a song from 1981 and the dawn of MTV. Also a little heretical, at least to Megball lovers.

That Beanish Girl
To the tune of Jesse's Girl by Rick Springfield

Megan is a friend
Yeah I know she's been a good friend of mine
But lately something's changed that ain't hard to define
Megan's not my kind of girl and I gotta draw the line

And she's brainy and oh so wise
And she's speakin' all kinds of strange tongues, I just know it
Yeah an' she's reading her fancy maps
Late, late at night

You know, I wish I had that Beanish girl
I wish I had that Beanish girl
Where can I find a woman like that

I think she'd be a good upgrade
I think I need to try a foreign exchange
You know I feel so awful that I met her en route
I wanna tell her that I love her but it's such a long commute

And she's brainy and oh so wise
And she's speakin' all kinds of strange tongues, I just know it
Yeah an' she's reading her fancy maps
Late, late at night

You know, I wish I had that Beanish girl
I wish I had that Beanish girl
Where can I find a woman like that

That Beanish girl
I wish I had that Beanish girl
Where can I find a woman
Where can I find a woman like that
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:59 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:When a character can have multiple sounds and multiple characters can have the same sound then something has gone wrong.

I kompletely agree. That's the only thing I hate about English, bekause I still have problems with it.

Fó ixámpl, diz iz hau Ingliš kud bí eproximetly ritn if it jusd Ček spelin rulz.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby freezeblade » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:03 pm UTC

ja, zat von iz klos. (said in sterotypical german accent)
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Time Revisited - np2036

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:10 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:17 pm UTC

Ah, Cassini-Madagascar. So much nostalgia, AUTOMOME.
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Postby Eternal Density » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:35 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Todip is the 13th of Awe, or the 1st of June in heretical terms, which means it is the one-yip anniversary of a certain song.

yappobiscuits wrote:
Valarya wrote:OMR how in the world did I miss this?! I burst out laughONG so loudly at several parts. Especially the intro. And the snake. And the wow-tree.

And thankyou too :D
fhorn wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:Throw in a "yeah"? That's all it takes to make a hit? Damn, if only I'd known sooner!

To clarify1: a "yeah" ala Megan would be all it took to make a hit here in the OTC. We have standards, you know.

1like butter2
2not sold except through - Randalldammit, through whom the hell is butter only sold again?

Aha, of course! And a "neat"...

We're still waiting for it...


Okay, extremely epsilon thing: because this is a reply I manually got an AUTOMOME text to put in the subject, and what is there is - unaltered - exactly what it generated on the first click. WHAT ARE THE ODDS????????? How does it know?

ETA derp it got cropped because of the character limit. Obviously it originally was
AUTOMOME wrote:MOLPY MOLPY MOLPY MOLPY MOLPY MOLPY MOLPY MOLPY MOLPY MOLPY MOLPY MOLPY GRAPEVINE GRAPEVINE

yappobiscuits wrote:Hehe, treeish. I have an entire book of these. "Professor Branestawm's Dictionary". Did anymolpy else ever read the Professor Branestawm books?

I remember reading the first one: it had (actual book spoilers:)
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adnapemit wrote:I think there is very little difference between Australian and New Zealand grammar(I could be wrong). I also didn't see any answers/options that made me think "Oh that's something that I have heard only New Zealanders say".
I got 1. Canadian 2. American(Standard) 3. Australian. I think it failed to recognise Australian more because I didn't check the answers "She'll/he'll be right" when referring to certain object/things for some of the questions because although I think its acceptable grammar it was used incorrectly (in my opinion) in the examples given. Since that seemed to be the only thing that distinguishes the Australian grammar I think it only appeared in my list since my answers didn't identify any other location as likely.
Yeah it wrongfully guessed me as NZ over AU (with Welsh as a hopefully distant third, though I figure I must have some Welsh ancestry given my surname and after all I do live in New South Wales...)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:25 am UTC

Only the semencoffeesea is movONG now:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:32 am UTC

If we keep posting fast enough, we can throw around more Airplane! jokes around the Big Text Frame.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:38 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:If we keep posting fast enough, we can throw around more Airplane! jokes around the Big Text Frame.


I don't know, the thread would really have to take off for that to happen.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:45 am UTC

balthasar_s wrote:When a character can have multiple sounds and multiple characters can have the same sound then something has gone wrong.

Nonsense, it's redundancy!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:47 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:If we keep posting fast enough, we can throw around more Airplane! jokes around the Big Text Frame.

I don't know, the thread would really have to take off for that to happen.

Scrumptious donuts away!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:07 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:If we keep posting fast enough, we can throw around more Airplane! jokes around the Big Text Frame.

I don't know, the thread would really have to take off for that to happen.

Scrumptious donuts away!
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For some reason I read that as "Scripted donuts". Don't you hate it when donuts go off-script?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby MistyCat » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:12 am UTC

If the tides take your sandcastle...

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Postby mrob27 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:34 am UTC

第五章


(chapter 4)

As the pilgrims continue to Wait in the guest-reception room, suddenly there is a bustle of activity OOV Left. A few turn to look. A sliding door opens as the Director and several Scribes enter.
The Director wrote: I want the dolly tracks here, and the sound crew can set up in that corner. Ask those people to move! The Steadicam Clerics can work from here to here. He's going to be coming out that door. Move those screens!

Morobu turns to a pilgrim next to him. "What is all this?" The pilgrim shrugs, puzzled.
Looking at Morobu, the Seventh Scribe wrote: ucim is going to be speaking in this room soon. We're the film crew. We're here to set up the shots.

The Director wrote: NO!!! Those tracks go here!. How do you expect me to Truck Left across there with that giant vase in the way? No, wait. That's even better. We'll truck behind the vase, and we can cross-dissolve twice. It'll be wingish! Remember how we superimposed that Rosetta tile on the crystal organ?

The Production Assistant asks the Scribes. None remember the wingish cross-dissolves.
The Director wrote: Never mind. These tracks are good. Okay let's set up the Balthacycle shot out in the rock garden. We're going to fall down, tilt up and zoom all at once! — aiming in through this doorway...

The pilgrims and Morobu are shepherded into a small area in the middle of the room, the only space that is not being filled with cables, light pedestals, folding chairs with names, and the various Clerics and Scribes holding clipboards and coffee. Their chatter has overwhelmed the formerly tranquil mood of the room. But soon they are silenced by The Director, who calls for the cameras to begin rolling.



BlueCrab wrote: (OTT:1977:33) I haven't gotten anywhere near that far, do you mean the La Petite tile, or the raftcastle background? Either way, Neat!

Link's image corresponds to a score of about 2255664 points. Assuming that is xis exact score, the frame is m795. This would be the second time seeing that frome while playing Q04B (the first time comes at a score of 78232 points).

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 /* Convert a Q04B score to a mscha frame number */

  frame = (Math.log(77869 + score) - 11.262783206572) * 3000 / 2.6277132951584;
  frame = Math.floor(frame);
  if (frame < 0) {
    frame = 0;
  } else {
    frame = frame % 3087;
  }
  frame = frame + 1;

The strange formula and constants ensure that:
  • It starts out at about 75 points per frame,
  • It transitions gradually to a geometric rate,
  • The geometric rate is 0.1% per frame (i.e. you see a new frame every time the score increases by 1/10 of one percent),
  • The Time frames start over at frame 1 at 1085350 points, which is enough for most people to get to Rosetta (but not if you're strictly playing to a side or corner)

Note to @azule: I'm glad you like the offline mode! As a side-benefit, I'm pretty sure it addresses something you requested way back on NP1901, in that the tile images are all getting cached in advance. So it's benefitting "online" play as well. But it does not try to cache all the Time frames for the Wait for It boost, because that would be a huge amount of storage and bandwidth usage. (Also, if you don't want that boost automatically turning on every time you start the game, you can disable the boost now from its description page using a link near the bottom.)

azule wrote: (OTT:1980:0) Hey, emurobu, is this (the first one) a ketchup bottle inside a plastic bag?

Hey yeah, I guess it is. The one on the right must be too. very strange Japanese :D

... Malpy małpy malpy małpy malpy małpy malpy małpy malpy małpy malpy małpy...

... greipwain greipwain.
(or ... winorośl winorośl.)
FTFY (Finished That For You)

Link wrote: It was mrob27 who added the Doge meme; I just copied it. ...

That's odd, I remember getting it from somewhere else and twerking it a bit. But it's not in @azule's version either... or in the original AUTOMEME. Perhaps I got it from you @Link, and we've gotten caught up in one of those temporal causality thingies.

Oh, and a little more

日本Only in Japan日本

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はい — so japan — many pet — いいえ indoor

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fire alarm panels are oh-so-cool

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more invisible ninjas

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Highway engineers got it right
but grammar is backwards, so go figure


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:38 am UTC

MistyCat wrote:If the tides take your sandcastle...

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Nooooo! Think of balthaskycircle!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:41 am UTC

Wouldn't a cloud of spacerock and bicycle debris have the same gravitational pull as the moon anyway?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:01 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Kneeish!

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That's probably one of Megan's students.

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