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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:40 am UTC
by kryton
What do you call a bass player that broke up with his girlfriend ?
Homeless.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:40 am UTC
by cmyk
KarMann wrote:
cmyk wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
fhorn wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:I have emerged briefly from toiling in the dark depths of the pit*
Spoiler:
to find I am 7 pages behind. Or 8, I lost count. Frantic reading has only gotten me two pages ahead. Makes me fear for Blitzgirl's ever reaching the end...but I am left with some burning questions:

Who are Alice and Bob, and why are they shooting each other?

When did we get an Eastern Paradox Church? As Transcendental Imaginator or the Western Paradox Church I am concerned about this development, mainly because it makes it SO hard to keep track...

And a larger question, something I've been pondering for a while now: When Lord Randall started the OTC, did he have this story all worked out? Or is it evolving and developing as Time progressing? Not that I want to start a creationism vs evolution discussion. Or do I?

I return now to the pit to labor further, but hope to return and perhaps join you all in the future present. Or is it the present future?

*orchestra pit, but still

Orchestra joke: What's the difference between an onion and a viola?
Spoiler:
Nobody cries when you chop up a viola.
(My wife played viola, so I'm permitted to say this.)

What's the difference between an orchestra and a bull?
Spoiler:
One's got the horns in the front and the asshole in the back.

What is the difference between a violin section and a car roughing rough?
Spoiler:
You can tune the car.

How do you get a guitarist off your porch?
Spoiler:
Pay him for the pizza.

What's the difference between Eric Clapton and Les Paul?

Spoiler:
Les Paul is dead.


(I hope StratPlayer appreciates that one)

I'm from Les Paul's hometown originally, so I appreciate that one too, in my own way.


God rest his genius soul.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:40 am UTC
by HAL9000
KarMann wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
Latent22 wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:I shall wear it proudly.
EDIT: I have an entire folder on my desktop devoted to pictures from this thread. Is that normal?

Only having one folder is not normal!

Well, I think I can redeem myself by disclosing that the attached image (I forget the original poster, but thank you, whoever you are) is my Facebook cover photo.

Well, if we're disclosing/confessing . . . I used the Time Catapult illustration for mine, slightly twerked & edited for optimal fit. And my former avatar here, the "I like my hat" from Journal 3, is still my avatar there. Heck, might as well link: https://www.facebook.com/jrandyowens

My profile image was, at one point, the archer-holding-boomerang from http://xkcd.com/939/

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:55 am UTC
by kryton
Will Cueball get more dandruffsemencaffinecancerbabbybaconcoffeewithasideofglutenfreetoast or start sculpting castles?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:00 am UTC
by StormAngel
Asthanius wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
Asthanius wrote:Hold on. What if we shouldn't be revering Time, but It? After all, we are supposed to Wait for it. What if that means that we are to wait not until It happens, but because of It? I do not know what It is, but is this not understandable? To know what It is would be to remove all meaning from the phrase Wait for it.

I apologize if this is seen as heresy and accept any and all punishment, but please, consider my words.

Indeed, it is heresy. And yet, your words will be considered. The Great BuffyGirl has been feeling Generous Today.

Praise be unto You, and upon all iterations of You throughout Time. I give thanks to those who not only spread Generosity, but also appreciate a nice hat when they see one, because seriously; hats are cool.


Does BuffyGirl have a 2015 McFly Hat yet* ?
As a Timewaiter, such a hat should be mandatory :)

* I mean in the present, (which is now the past) there should be no doubt that she has one in the future.


<edit> Sorry, didn't mean to post this twice - but it's still a good question. </edit>
BlitzGirl, your perseverance is truly inspiring. Never Give Up! Never Surrender!!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:01 am UTC
by histrion
BONG...

Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:04 am UTC
by edo
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/586ce9 ... d5fac9.png
DonG
RE-Ninja'd

Lo! Behold!For the Writing of The Ancient Texts has begun! A prophesy fulfilled! A paradox resolved! It is through Her that it is done!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:18 am UTC
by jjjdavidson
Okay, YANTOTEE*.
Ebonite wrote:I went back and re-watched them build the structure at the top of the platform. It appears to me that it may not necessarily be attached to the platform, but merely resting on top of it.

I myself wrote:So why, with such a carefully planned structure, is there no staircase? ... I was simply trying to think of a reason why their plan didn't include an easier way to get up and down than a single shaky ladder.

And now Cueball is carrying loads of sand up to the railing.

Combine these three points: A railed platform resting loose, no permanent staircase, and loads of sand. All that's missing are some canvas bags (maybe in the bottom of the original tool bukkit, still sitting up there) to hold ballast.

Clearly, at some point in the distant future, they will inflate a large cloth envelope and reveal that the platform is the gondola of a helium balloon**. They will drift away into the sky, leaving their castle (and a few poles) to be washed away by the tide. Then Time will Loop. I wonder where they'll float next.
Spoiler:
(Right back here, obviously.)


*Yet another new Theory of Time's Eventual Ending (though, as a Loopist, I use "ending" loosely)
**Do hot-air balloons use disposable ballast?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:23 am UTC
by HAL9000
jjjdavidson wrote:Okay, YANTOTEE*.
Ebonite wrote:I went back and re-watched them build the structure at the top of the platform. It appears to me that it may not necessarily be attached to the platform, but merely resting on top of it.

I myself wrote:So why, with such a carefully planned structure, is there no staircase? ... I was simply trying to think of a reason why their plan didn't include an easier way to get up and down than a single shaky ladder.

And now Cueball is carrying loads of sand up to the railing.

Combine these three points: A railed platform resting loose, no permanent staircase, and loads of sand. All that's missing are some canvas bags (maybe in the bottom of the original tool bukkit, still sitting up there) to hold ballast.

Clearly, at some point in the distant future, they will inflate a large cloth envelope and reveal that the platform is the gondola of a helium balloon**. They will drift away into the sky, leaving their castle (and a few poles) to be washed away by the tide. Then Time will Loop. I wonder where they'll float next.
Spoiler:
(Right back here, obviously.)


*Yet another new Theory of Time's Eventual Ending (though, as a Loopist, I use "ending" loosely)
**Do hot-air balloons use disposable ballast?

They'll have to watch out for spiders.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:28 am UTC
by buffygirl
elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
elementropy wrote:
Spoiler:
buffygirl wrote:
elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

derbyHat-egg-smlr.jpg


Wear it well.


By Randall of the One True Comic ...it's full of stars...

FTFY

Erm ... well, I think those are actually vines/leaves but ..... Wait, no, yes! OF COURSE they are stars!!! What on earth was I thinking!??!!

Edit: I recognize that the hats I have gifted have become more intricate over Time. Thus, if anyone to whom I have already bestowed a hat finds themselves dissatisfied with their hat, here is what you must do. First, repent. A lot. A whole lot for disrespecting a gift from the Arch-Cardinal. Then come to me and I may have mercy upon you and adjust your hat to something more fitting.

I think it fits just fine :-)

Awwww! That's awesome! If you send me the color version of your avatar, I can put the hat on that head instead. If you want.

EDIT: added spoiler


As it seemed the perfect hat to wear when dining with Miss Golightly, I debated for a while whether to debut the lovely gift you gave me in colour or in classic black-and-white. Here's my other self; what do you think?


I like! I didn't go to the trouble of adding an omlette to the hat if it weren't to be in color!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:37 am UTC
by KarMann
htom wrote:
AionArap wrote:
Caswallon wrote:
AionArap wrote:
Caswallon wrote:Grzcbeny Vyyhzvangv farnxl uvtu svir!

Wow, I tried googling that last sentence just for fun. It had 1 hit, this post in this thread (This was 10 minutes after it was posted).
Damn google, you're fast :P

Hehe, I would be very surprised indeed if that phrase did appear on google aside from this thread. It would mean that someone had to come up with the exact same statement(less likely), and then encrypt it in the exact same way(somewhat more likely).

The main surprise here was: 10 Minutes!!

That is indeed a surprise. Perhaps some of those Waiting for It are from Google?

I had to wait until I finally saw it again to refresh my memory of the exact name, and finally saw Google Feedfetcher on the list of "users" (loosely speaking) online below, which probably explains how it's updated so quickly. I've also noticed similar ones from Yahoo! & Microsoft (though I forget whether that one was named as MS, Bing, or some other MS-related service). The names appear in grey, so they stand out from the regular blue usernames.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:38 am UTC
by boozledorf
Is anyone else having trouble viewing the comic (or the page in general)?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:40 am UTC
by KarMann
boozledorf wrote:Is anyone else having trouble viewing the comic (or the page in general)?

Thank you, I was just going to ask. So, yes.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:41 am UTC
by Tatiana
I am as well. aubronwood is not working right either. :shock:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:42 am UTC
by htom
KarMann wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Is anyone else having trouble viewing the comic (or the page in general)?

Thank you, I was just going to ask. So, yes.

Yes. Time fall down?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:43 am UTC
by KarMann
htom wrote:
KarMann wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Is anyone else having trouble viewing the comic (or the page in general)?

Thank you, I was just going to ask. So, yes.

Yes. Time fall down?

I'd say it's probably imgs.xkcd.com that fell down. That not only serves up the images, which haven't been working well for me, but also the CSS stylesheet, which almost certainly explains the rather spartan appearance.

Added: To be more precise, DNS for imgs.xkcd.com fell down. It's a CNAME for 2930-xkcdimgs.voxcdn.com. (at least from here), which returns no records other than SOA. If it points to different servers for different regions, it might work for some but not for others.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:47 am UTC
by buffygirl
HAL9000 wrote:
cmyk wrote:
Spoiler:
buffygirl wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
cmyk wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

derbyHat-egg-smlr.jpg


Wear it well.


My God...it's full of stars...

Is it now.

I suppose that's nice and all, but nothing beats the Monolith Hat...

Image

Give it to HAL. :D

So it is written, so it shall be done.

Well, it would be, if I could. I'll attach the file I used for my avatar, if someone else would be so kind to attach the hat for me (I am lacking a program capable of removing multicolored backgrounds)

You know not what you ask! And yes, I'll do it.


Right. Ask and ye shall receive.

BIG HAT FOR HAL2.jpg
Ninja'd by my liege, but hey, another version if you feel like a little variety...

Image

Very nice. And perfectly avatar-sized, too! I think I'll switch to this one, and keep Buffygirl's in reserve in case I want some variety.
Note: deleted and reposted to see if that fixes the display issues. Fun with spoilers!

HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
Right. Ask and ye shall receive.


YES


FTFY with the link. MWAH!

I shall wear it proudly.
EDIT: I have an entire folder on my desktop devoted to pictures from this thread. Is that normal?


You stole the image I made for you and made it your own!!?!!! (great feelings of anger and self-righteousness). I MUST OBJECT and yet still approve . . . WAIT NO! coolie thingy you did! And said you (didn't have the software) to make it so ... wait, YOU LIED! Shit, having BSG flashbacks.

Yeah, I'll prolly get over it.

But do not forget -- I AM THE HAT QUEEN. CREATE HATS WITHOUT MY BLESSING AND YOU RISK MY WRATH!!!!! shoot, I need to figure out what my "wrath" is ...

Oh, and . . . I spent an hour on that picture ... and what you did with it is better than mine. . . . I want to die (not really)


EDIT: removed some allcaps.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:50 am UTC
by cmyk
boozledorf wrote:Is anyone else having trouble viewing the comic (or the page in general)?


Yep. I think we broke xkcd. And by we, I mean HAL9000. (jk)

Another million people are probably flooding the server with scripts to make their own updating animated Time players.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:54 am UTC
by HAL9000
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
cmyk wrote:
Spoiler:
buffygirl wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
cmyk wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

derbyHat-egg-smlr.jpg


Wear it well.


My God...it's full of stars...

Is it now.

I suppose that's nice and all, but nothing beats the Monolith Hat...

Image

Give it to HAL. :D

So it is written, so it shall be done.

Well, it would be, if I could. I'll attach the file I used for my avatar, if someone else would be so kind to attach the hat for me (I am lacking a program capable of removing multicolored backgrounds)

You know not what you ask! And yes, I'll do it.


Right. Ask and ye shall receive.

BIG HAT FOR HAL2.jpg
Ninja'd by my liege, but hey, another version if you feel like a little variety...

Image

Very nice. And perfectly avatar-sized, too! I think I'll switch to this one, and keep Buffygirl's in reserve in case I want some variety.
Note: deleted and reposted to see if that fixes the display issues. Fun with spoilers!

HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
Right. Ask and ye shall receive.


YES


FTFY with the link. MWAH!

I shall wear it proudly.
EDIT: I have an entire folder on my desktop devoted to pictures from this thread. Is that normal?


YOU STOLE THE IMAGE I MADE FOR YOU AND MADE IT YOUR OWN!!?!!! (great feelings of anger and self-righteousness). I MUST OBJECT and yet still approve . . . WAIT NO! coolie thingy you did! And said you (didn't have the software) to make it so ... wait, YOU LIED! Shit, having BSG flashbacks.

Yeah, I'll prolly get over it.

But do not forget -- I AM THE HAT QUEEN. CREATE HATS WITHOUT MY BLESSING AND YOU RISK MY WRATH!!!!! shoot, I need to figure out what my "wrath" is ...

Oh, and . . . I spent an hour on that picture ... and what you did with it is better than mine. . . . I want to die (not really)

I was the one lacking software, not cmyk.
Also, don't fret about cmyk's quality of work compared to yours. He also made the 'last frames' r34/explosion .gif, among other image-manipulation opuses (opi?).
cmyk wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Is anyone else having trouble viewing the comic (or the page in general)?
Yep. I think we broke xkcd. And by we, I mean HAL9000.

I have picked up a fault in the AE35 unit.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:57 am UTC
by KarMann
HAL9000 wrote:
cmyk wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Is anyone else having trouble viewing the comic (or the page in general)?
Yep. I think we broke xkcd. And by we, I mean HAL9000.

I have picked up a fault in the AE35 unit.

Frank Poole wrote:Oh, no you don't, HAL. I fell for that one last time. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice . . . .
Hey, where did that pod come from?


Unrelated added: BTW, that infamous JavaScript is also hosted on imgs.xkcd.com, so if you've reloaded since things fell down, you won't get automatically updated.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:01 am UTC
by boozledorf
nO NEWPIX?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:02 am UTC
by cmyk
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
cmyk wrote:
Spoiler:
buffygirl wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
cmyk wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

derbyHat-egg-smlr.jpg


Wear it well.


My God...it's full of stars...

Is it now.

I suppose that's nice and all, but nothing beats the Monolith Hat...

Image

Give it to HAL. :D

So it is written, so it shall be done.

Well, it would be, if I could. I'll attach the file I used for my avatar, if someone else would be so kind to attach the hat for me (I am lacking a program capable of removing multicolored backgrounds)

You know not what you ask! And yes, I'll do it.


Right. Ask and ye shall receive.

BIG HAT FOR HAL2.jpg
Ninja'd by my liege, but hey, another version if you feel like a little variety...

Image

Very nice. And perfectly avatar-sized, too! I think I'll switch to this one, and keep Buffygirl's in reserve in case I want some variety.
Note: deleted and reposted to see if that fixes the display issues. Fun with spoilers!

HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
Right. Ask and ye shall receive.


YES


FTFY with the link. MWAH!

I shall wear it proudly.
EDIT: I have an entire folder on my desktop devoted to pictures from this thread. Is that normal?


YOU STOLE THE IMAGE I MADE FOR YOU AND MADE IT YOUR OWN!!?!!! (great feelings of anger and self-righteousness). I MUST OBJECT and yet still approve . . . WAIT NO! coolie thingy you did! And said you (didn't have the software) to make it so ... wait, YOU LIED! Shit, having BSG flashbacks.

Yeah, I'll prolly get over it.

But do not forget -- I AM THE HAT QUEEN. CREATE HATS WITHOUT MY BLESSING AND YOU RISK MY WRATH!!!!! shoot, I need to figure out what my "wrath" is ...

Oh, and . . . I spent an hour on that picture ... and what you did with it is better than mine. . . . I want to die (not really)

I was the one lacking software, not cmyk.
Also, don't fret about cmyk's quality of work compared to yours. He also made the 'last frames' r34/explosion .gif, among other image-manipulation opuses (opi?).
cmyk wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Is anyone else having trouble viewing the comic (or the page in general)?
Yep. I think we broke xkcd. And by we, I mean HAL9000.


Sorry buffygirl, being the nerdiest 2001:ASO fan that I am, I jumped into photoshop like moth to flame, not realizing anyone had picked up the gauntlet before. I didn't mean to step on anyone's... ermm... hats?

HAL9000 wrote:I have picked up a fault in the AE35 unit.


Shit.

Uhh... hey, Frank, can I talk to you about something totally unrelated to HAL's dubious systems report?...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:03 am UTC
by elementropy
buffygirl wrote:I like! I didn't go to the trouble of adding an omlette to the hat if it weren't to be in color!

Then in colour it shall remain. Have a beautiful coma.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:03 am UTC
by edo
Another Latepix, then. :sad: :cry:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:03 am UTC
by KarMann
boozledorf wrote:nO NEWPIX?

And yes, it has just come to my attention that c[0-7].xkcd.com are also unresponsive. So, no NewPices the hard way, either. And the time.png redirect is also on imgs.xkcd.com, so can't get to that, either.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:04 am UTC
by jjjdavidson
Anybody that's running a script to grab frames, log your output!

Most of the time I'm getting "Host not found." But sometimes I do get time.png resolved to a hash name, followed by a 503 "Service Temporarily Unavailable."

If imgs.xkcd.com stays down more than another hour, we'll need the hashes to retrieve the frames we missed.

New hash: f8f9c5e791058d4f15b9d73d9469babc2f1567b5081e3a50dca189ec239b2fe6.png

Currently unviewable image: Image
(Ninja that, sucker!)
Edited: Invisible image. Reedited: Spelling.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:05 am UTC
by vvn
mscha wrote:
Caswallon wrote:Has anyone kept track of the creation dates of the images? the most recent was created on the 3/27. (Although the modified says 3/25?)

....supplies long list of this info. ... snipped


Possible heresy relating to Outside time.
Spoiler:
With few exceptions the frames are created 3-25/3-27. Some appear to me later than that. These frames are:
(Frame numbers based upon Book of Aubron)
267-274 on 3-30
416-417 419 425-426 428-429 on 4/05
474 on 4/12


Are these frames of more importance since they came later out of the mind of the creator.
Also, is there significance to the modification of frames being before they are created?

Also, another water rise graph. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2169004/tide.png (Can't tell from who but thank you.)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:06 am UTC
by buffygirl
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
cmyk wrote:
Spoiler:
buffygirl wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
cmyk wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

derbyHat-egg-smlr.jpg


Wear it well.


My God...it's full of stars...

Is it now.

I suppose that's nice and all, but nothing beats the Monolith Hat...

Image

Give it to HAL. :D

So it is written, so it shall be done.

Well, it would be, if I could. I'll attach the file I used for my avatar, if someone else would be so kind to attach the hat for me (I am lacking a program capable of removing multicolored backgrounds)

You know not what you ask! And yes, I'll do it.


Right. Ask and ye shall receive.

BIG HAT FOR HAL2.jpg
Ninja'd by my liege, but hey, another version if you feel like a little variety...

Image

Very nice. And perfectly avatar-sized, too! I think I'll switch to this one, and keep Buffygirl's in reserve in case I want some variety.
Note: deleted and reposted to see if that fixes the display issues. Fun with spoilers!

HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
Right. Ask and ye shall receive.


YES


FTFY with the link. MWAH!

I shall wear it proudly.
EDIT: I have an entire folder on my desktop devoted to pictures from this thread. Is that normal?


YOU STOLE THE IMAGE I MADE FOR YOU AND MADE IT YOUR OWN!!?!!! (great feelings of anger and self-righteousness). I MUST OBJECT and yet still approve . . . WAIT NO! coolie thingy you did! And said you (didn't have the software) to make it so ... wait, YOU LIED! Shit, having BSG flashbacks.

Yeah, I'll prolly get over it.

But do not forget -- I AM THE HAT QUEEN. CREATE HATS WITHOUT MY BLESSING AND YOU RISK MY WRATH!!!!! shoot, I need to figure out what my "wrath" is ...

Oh, and . . . I spent an hour on that picture ... and what you did with it is better than mine. . . . I want to die (not really)

I was the one lacking software, not cmyk.
Also, don't fret about cmyk's quality of work compared to yours. He also made the 'last frames' r34/explosion .gif, among other image-manipulation opuses (opi?).
cmyk wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Is anyone else having trouble viewing the comic (or the page in general)?
Yep. I think we broke xkcd. And by we, I mean HAL9000.

I have picked up a fault in the AE35 unit.

*Sighs* But my artwork has been stolen, and it is no longer mine, although it began as mine. Nevermind that none of the images involved in my piece were of my own original artwork ... the talent was in the merging of the two!! So say I! . . . WOOT!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:11 am UTC
by KarMann
jjjdavidson wrote:Anybody that's running a script to grab frames, log your output!

Most of the time I'm getting "Host not found." But sometimes I do get time.png resolved to a hash name, followed by a 503 "Service Temporarily Unavailable."

If imgs.xkcd.com stays down more than another hour, we'll need the hashes to retrieve the frames we missed.

New hash: f8f9c5e791058d4f15b9d73d9469babc2f1567b5081e3a50dca189ec239b2fe6.png

Curently unviewable image: Image
(Ninja that, sucker!)

Now that's not fair! I was just about to post an ultimate-ninja-from-the-future, and you went back and edited that in there. :P

I do have such a script running, and it does log, and I already had that hash copied to clipboard. Time will tell.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:11 am UTC
by Shepherdess
I feel so..so lost and empty. Like life without Time has lost all meaning. If there is no Time, what's the purpose of all of this?

No. NO! I am a Knight of the Temporal Order! My faith in the One True Comic will never be shaken!

Spoiler:
The River is small. The sea is big. The River is small, the Sea is big.The River is small.The sea is big.TheRiverismall.Theseaisbig.TheRiverissmallTheseaisbigohdearRandalltheRiverissmalltheseaisbigtheriverissmalltheseaisbigtheriverissmalltheseaisbigtheriverissmalltheseaisbigtheriverissmalltheseaisbigtheriverissmalltheseaisbigtheriverismalltheseaisbigtheriverissmalltheseaisbigtherivertherivertheseatherivertheseatheseatheseariversseariverseariverseariverkickassriverriverriverriverriverriverriverriverissmalltheriverisbigtheseaissmalltheseaismallandtheriverismightybecauseshedonetheimpossible


HAL9000 wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:Okay, YANTOTEE*.
Ebonite wrote:I went back and re-watched them build the structure at the top of the platform. It appears to me that it may not necessarily be attached to the platform, but merely resting on top of it.

I myself wrote:So why, with such a carefully planned structure, is there no staircase? ... I was simply trying to think of a reason why their plan didn't include an easier way to get up and down than a single shaky ladder.

And now Cueball is carrying loads of sand up to the railing.

Combine these three points: A railed platform resting loose, no permanent staircase, and loads of sand. All that's missing are some canvas bags (maybe in the bottom of the original tool bukkit, still sitting up there) to hold ballast.

Clearly, at some point in the distant future, they will inflate a large cloth envelope and reveal that the platform is the gondola of a helium balloon**. They will drift away into the sky, leaving their castle (and a few poles) to be washed away by the tide. Then Time will Loop. I wonder where they'll float next.
Spoiler:
(Right back here, obviously.)


Someplace that has mommies.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:11 am UTC
by cmyk
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
cmyk wrote:
Spoiler:
buffygirl wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
tman2nd wrote:
cmyk wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
elementropy wrote:
buffygirl wrote:Elementropy, Time Bandit, TimeWaiter Liturgist, Oxford Comma, and A Greek Omelette with Fries and Tomato Juice, Hold-the-toast-please in the Order of Breakfast, I, Timewaiter Arch-Cardinal Buffygirl, She who Rises From The Flames Like A Phoenix To Continue With Her Pursuit of Hat Perfection, do hereby present you with your hat.

derbyHat-egg-smlr.jpg


Wear it well.


My God...it's full of stars...

Is it now.

I suppose that's nice and all, but nothing beats the Monolith Hat...

Image

Give it to HAL. :D

So it is written, so it shall be done.

Well, it would be, if I could. I'll attach the file I used for my avatar, if someone else would be so kind to attach the hat for me (I am lacking a program capable of removing multicolored backgrounds)

You know not what you ask! And yes, I'll do it.


Right. Ask and ye shall receive.

BIG HAT FOR HAL2.jpg
Ninja'd by my liege, but hey, another version if you feel like a little variety...

Image

Very nice. And perfectly avatar-sized, too! I think I'll switch to this one, and keep Buffygirl's in reserve in case I want some variety.
Note: deleted and reposted to see if that fixes the display issues. Fun with spoilers!

HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
Right. Ask and ye shall receive.


YES


FTFY with the link. MWAH!

I shall wear it proudly.
EDIT: I have an entire folder on my desktop devoted to pictures from this thread. Is that normal?


YOU STOLE THE IMAGE I MADE FOR YOU AND MADE IT YOUR OWN!!?!!! (great feelings of anger and self-righteousness). I MUST OBJECT and yet still approve . . . WAIT NO! coolie thingy you did! And said you (didn't have the software) to make it so ... wait, YOU LIED! Shit, having BSG flashbacks.

Yeah, I'll prolly get over it.

But do not forget -- I AM THE HAT QUEEN. CREATE HATS WITHOUT MY BLESSING AND YOU RISK MY WRATH!!!!! shoot, I need to figure out what my "wrath" is ...

Oh, and . . . I spent an hour on that picture ... and what you did with it is better than mine. . . . I want to die (not really)

I was the one lacking software, not cmyk.
Also, don't fret about cmyk's quality of work compared to yours. He also made the 'last frames' r34/explosion .gif, among other image-manipulation opuses (opi?).
cmyk wrote:
boozledorf wrote:Is anyone else having trouble viewing the comic (or the page in general)?
Yep. I think we broke xkcd. And by we, I mean HAL9000.

I have picked up a fault in the AE35 unit.

*Sighs* But my artwork has been stolen, and it is no longer mine, although it began as mine. Nevermind that none of the images involved in my piece were of my own original artwork ... the talent was in the merging of the two!! So say I! . . . WOOT!


MGM and Abraham Lincoln's estate are frantically contacting their copyright lawyers.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:14 am UTC
by vvn
Seems fixed. I am getting the image.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:15 am UTC
by Shepherdess
I'm not getting the site or your image.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:16 am UTC
by HAL9000
None of the Othercomics are working either, so it's not a Time-specific problem. This means, hopefully, that it will be fixed soon.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:18 am UTC
by HAL9000
Might as well coma now, as we can't view the newpix.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:18 am UTC
by Shepherdess
What will this mean for the sacred book of Aubronwood and the others?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:19 am UTC
by cmyk
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:23 am UTC
by KarMann
Also, script-users beware, I finally got something downloaded, but it turned out to be just this:
Spoiler:

Code: Select all

<html><head>
<title>503 Service Temporarily Unavailable</title>
</head><body>
<h1>Service Temporarily Unavailable</h1>
<p>The server is temporarily unable to service your
request due to maintenance downtime or capacity
problems. Please try again later.</p>
<hr>
<address>VoxCAST Server at imgs.xkcd.com Port 80</address>
</body></html>

So, if you get one of those, depending on how your script works, you might have to manually delete that for it to get the proper image later. Alternatively, you could perhaps do some MIME type checking, or something. Or just manually download it later.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:26 am UTC
by cmyk
Actually, I just closed that comic's tab, since it auto-refreshes. May as well help diminish the load.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:28 am UTC
by vvn
Shepherdess wrote:I'm not getting the site or your image.


Is this better? https://www.dropbox.com/s/e6e7xafqgqkknfh/f8f9c5e791058d4f15b9d73d9469babc2f1567b5081e3a50dca189ec239b2fe6.png
Shows the image, but not on the page.... :(