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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:52 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
cari.j.elliot wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
cari.j.elliot wrote:Seriously, is no one else reminded strongly of Sandcastles in the Sand? Robin Sparkles? Anyone?


From NewPage 28:

9krpm wrote:I think it is a Robin Sparkles video.


One of the magical things about Time: Everything old is new again!


So sorry! I was reading every post in that period too! Don't know how I missed it. My bad!


No worries at all -- There's a LOT of Time to try and remember! :D

I just thought I'd read it mentioned before and thanks to the modern technological marvel of the search feature, was able to find that other "Robin Sparkles" reference...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
by airdrik
fatness wrote:
thirds wrote:Randall is doing a fade-to-white. This is the end, my friend.

Or the fog is rolling in.

Winds in the east, mist coming in.
Like somethin' is brewin' and bout to begin.
Can't put me finger on what lies in store,
But I fear what's to happen all happened before

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
KING KONG!
Spoiler:
Image


Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
by moody7277
fatness wrote:
thirds wrote:Randall is doing a fade-to-white. This is the end, my friend.

Or the fog is rolling in.



Oooooh...I like this hypothesis.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:07 pm UTC
by aeglaeca
01001111 01001110 01000111
Spoiler:
Image

From what I could see, it's back to 010101, but I may be off.

Edit: Ninja'd

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
by azule
Jonas79 wrote:This was what I was doing wrong as well, using Firefox. When downloading png's, I can see the color change as well.

The colors worked fine for me on Firefox. I'm using Linux. Maybe (and probably as I recall) the Windows version is plagued by being on Windows. :(

cmyk wrote:Subtle shade of gray
Could be failure of proper
Color management

Color management
Failure of the whites and blacks
Not just the dark shades

Magdiragdag wrote:
Spoiler:
Updated for the current frame:
Chrome: #1c1c1c
Firefox: #060606
IE10: #020202
IE seems to be the only one rendering correctly.

Could it be that M$ (yes, I just did that) messed with the ability of the other browsers to work properly on their competitor's OS?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
by manvandmaan
StratPlayer wrote:A dove on a wire,
strung between two tall towers,
utters a high "coo..."

You Ser, are a Grandmaster! I salute you respectfully! *salute*


moody7277 wrote:
fatness wrote:
thirds wrote:Randall is doing a fade-to-white. This is the end, my friend.

Or the fog is rolling in.

Oooooh...I like this hypothesis.

I've hoped something like that too... A fade-out would be so anti-climat/clamat/climactic!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
by StratPlayer
moody7277 wrote:
fatness wrote:
thirds wrote:Randall is doing a fade-to-white. This is the end, my friend.

Or the fog is rolling in.



Oooooh...I like this hypothesis.


Oh-oh... Better keep an eye out for the zombies...

Spoiler:
Because they're in The Fog!!!

Image

Yes, it's the older version, but I think that while it has a certain cheese factor it's better than The Remake.


EDITED TO ADD:

manvandmaan wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:A dove on a wire,
strung between two tall towers,
utters a high "coo..."

You Ser, are a Grandmaster! I salute you respectfully! *salute*


Haiku Grandmaster?!?!
Nah, I play Stratocaster
(...aural disaster...).

*salute returned, equally respectfully*

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
by Caswallon
manvandmaan wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:A dove on a wire,
strung between two tall towers,
utters a high "coo..."

You Ser, are a Grandmaster! I salute you respectfully! *salute*
moody7277 wrote:
fatness wrote:
thirds wrote:Randall is doing a fade-to-white. This is the end, my friend.

Or the fog is rolling in.

Oooooh...I like this hypothesis.

I've hoped something like that too... A fade-out would be so anti-climat/clamat/climactic!

I doubt a fog, as the white has not changed, and a fog would make the air grey.

-Arren

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:42 pm UTC
by gonnerma
I really want a giant wave to smash this to smithereens and the characters to start building again.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:51 pm UTC
by Sciscitor
Update on the plain-text version of the needle pulled thing up to posting 164401.

If there is any interest in having such a thing I would consider setting up an easy to use API (like Time/api/text/user) to pull the text of specific users from the thread. Since it's all in the database anyway, it wouldn't be too much trouble.

1 The lag is intentional to catch all first user posts after moderation has kicked in.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:53 pm UTC
by manvandmaan
Ah, the irony...
I coma, you guys post too many NewPages to catch up with.
I have some spare time, NOTHING :/

Has everybody crawled in a corner, scared of The Fading? Can i join? I'm scared too! :'(

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:10 pm UTC
by mscha
DAYLONGGGGGGGG...
Image

-- posted by newpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:11 pm UTC
by buffygirl
time presses onward
eleven in the mob queue
where has my muse gone?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
by Solamar
How difficult would it be to add color to the frames? Not full rendering, but just some 5 colors or so for differentiation.

Would it be possible to automate it?

I am thinking that the sand would be a light tan, the characters remain black, the water blue, and the flags have color. The posts could be brown, etc.

It would make it more clear where the water is. For example, is there a pool of water inside the wall?

The difference engines with color are interesting, but hard to see what is going on. I would love to see these to add color, but for me it would be an image by image fill, and take quite a bit of time. Is there a way to make an overlay that would automate it?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
by thirds
manvandmaan wrote:scared of The Fading?


A little annoyed, actually.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
by Valarya
manvandmaan wrote:Has everybody crawled in a corner, scared of The Fading? Can i join? I'm scared too! :'(


Yes. Yes we have. Join us at your own risk.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:29 pm UTC
by KarMann
azule wrote:
Magdiragdag wrote:
Spoiler:
Updated for the current frame:
Chrome: #1c1c1c
Firefox: #060606
IE10: #020202
IE seems to be the only one rendering correctly.

Could it be that M$ (yes, I just did that) messed with the ability of the other browsers to work properly on their competitor's OS?

Did you mean competitors' browsers on their OS? As written, that doesn't really make sense, but in this needle-pulled-thing, it's hard to be sure whether that was the point or not.

Added rather than double-post:
Funny thing is, when I was loading the NewPices into the GIMP before catching up on this thread, I usually keep the histogram open in the dock, and as I was sorting the new layers, I actually kind of noticed a flicker in the histogram out of the corner of my eye. I kind of blew it off at the time, though, figuring that a) things in the corner of my eye, often aren't, and b) if it really were some such change, it would have been noted and brought up here.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:34 pm UTC
by Sciscitor
We have now about 930 frames... about 260 to go to reach 1190. Just a thought.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
by Kieryn
buffygirl wrote:time presses onward
eleven in the mob queue
where has my muse gone?

Is it Time for auto-generated hats?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:44 pm UTC
by manvandmaan
Sciscitor wrote:We have now about 930 frames... about 260 to go to reach 1190. Just a thought.

Or about 94 till 1024...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:51 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
Whew, that was a lot of catch up! Lots od funny stuff on the way, though. Spoilered so that it's only a small walltext:

Neil_Boekend wrote:
Spoiler:
1 Unless I forget.2
2 Which is quite likely, in the eternity of time and space and all that.
3 Warning: unidentified footnote detected.
4 Shalt do not count.
5 Is right out

Edit1: Messed up the link
Edit2: Forgot to inform of the reason for edit 1
Edit3: Spoiler tag added.
Edit4: Forgot to update this list
Edit5: Hey I didn't do 5 edits!
Edit6: Stop it, this isn't funny anymore!
ok.



Neil_Boekend wrote:Now here's a big spoiler for ya:
Spoiler:
Image

And this one is even bigger:
Spoiler:
Image


manvandmaan wrote:
Spoiler:
Confusing they are,
all these haikus. More so, if
write them, yoda did


SPACKlick wrote:Cow on scotch mountain
Scotsman was once heard to say
"Aye, that's a High coo"


Valarya wrote:
Spoiler:
]Of course! It was completely most obvious he was being a big ole' jerk.


Now now, this is how flame wars start. We have come too far without one to start doing that now.

buffygirl wrote:Let's just let bygones be bygones, shall we? please?


Thank you once again, buffygirl. This is why you're Arch-Cardinal.

Wee Red Bird wrote:Are avatars in hats the new black now? Must find myself a jaunty little number.


Well, we have hats because buffygirl has deemed us worthy of her creations. With everyone making their own hats, it's getting to be like the Wild West here. Pretty soon people are going to start selling butter left and right.

RobIrr wrote:A day in the Outside has left me around five pages behind... but if anybody is interested, this is now updating with viewer locations-
Image
Looks like you in our former colonies outnumber the rest of the world combined!


How does this work? Is is looking at what you have as your location, or is it using some high-tech newfangled computer magic to figure out where people are?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:57 pm UTC
by NoMouse
lmjb1964 wrote:How does this work? Is is looking at what you have as your location, or is it using some high-tech newfangled computer magic to figure out where people are?
IP address, I guess.

So, next newpix should be brighter, it has been 5 frames without change. We'll see...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:59 pm UTC
by AK49BWL
lmjb1964 wrote:
RobIrr wrote:A day in the Outside has left me around five pages behind... but if anybody is interested, this is now updating with viewer locations-
Image
Looks like you in our former colonies outnumber the rest of the world combined!


How does this work? Is is looking at what you have as your location, or is it using some high-tech newfangled computer magic to figure out where people are?


My guess is it's basing your location off your IP address... Which may explain why my dot is about 380 miles south of where it ought to be, because IP locations are pretty inaccurate.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
by azule
KarMann wrote:
azule wrote:
Magdiragdag wrote:
Spoiler:
Updated for the current frame:
Chrome: #1c1c1c
Firefox: #060606
IE10: #020202
IE seems to be the only one rendering correctly.

Could it be that M$ (yes, I just did that) messed with the ability of the other browsers to work properly on their competitor's OS?

Did you mean competitors' browsers on their OS? As written, that doesn't really make sense, but in this needle-pulled-thing, it's hard to be sure whether that was the point or not.

I'll restate instead: IE is integrated into Windows. That gives it many advantages to FF, Chrome, etc. IE is not really a separate program, therefore it is part of Windows. Therefore any program that tries to replace an integral component of Windows is its competitor, and, somewhat, vice-versa. M$ would then have incentive to implement more of their tried and true anti-competition measures.
I'm not a nut. If I'm wrong, I will be wrong.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
by spamjam

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:03 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
buffygirl wrote:time presses onward
eleven in the mob queue
where has my muse gone?


Maybe you just need some inspiration: http://www.shutterstock.com/s/hat/search.html

Of course, the awesome responsibility for all those hats would be a lot for anyone to handle, especially when combined with the general malaise around here.

Edited to remove double quote.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
by KarMann
azule wrote:
KarMann wrote:
azule wrote:
Magdiragdag wrote:
Spoiler:
Updated for the current frame:
Chrome: #1c1c1c
Firefox: #060606
IE10: #020202
IE seems to be the only one rendering correctly.

Could it be that M$ (yes, I just did that) messed with the ability of the other browsers to work properly on their competitor's OS?

Did you mean competitors' browsers on their OS? As written, that doesn't really make sense, but in this needle-pulled-thing, it's hard to be sure whether that was the point or not.

I'll restate instead: IE is integrated into Windows. That gives it many advantages to FF, Chrome, etc. IE is not really a separate program, therefore it is part of Windows. Therefore any program that tries to replace an integral component of Windows is its competitor, and, somewhat, vice-versa. M$ would then have incentive to implement more of their tried and true anti-competition measures.
I'm not a nut. If I'm wrong, I will be wrong.

Right, I absolutely agree with what you said in this most recent part, but what you said before would be suggesting that M$ is making e.g. Chrome not work right on Linux, or Safari on OSX, which seems fairly unlikely.

Added to avoid double-post: No significant lightening in the latest NewPix.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:07 pm UTC
by NoMouse
Still #020202? That's weird. One would guess it should be either linear or accelerating, what kind of transition/fade out is this?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:12 pm UTC
by manvandmaan
lmjb1964 wrote: /snipped for reading comfort

Valarya wrote:
Spoiler:
]Of course! It was completely most obvious he was being a big ole' jerk.


Now now, this is how flame wars start. We have come too far without one to start doing that now.

You are like our cool and superwise auntie! We are very lucky to have you! now protect me from The Fading please! *hides behind lmjb1964*

lmjb1964 wrote:
RobIrr wrote:A day in the Outside has left me around five pages behind... but if anybody is interested, this is now updating with viewer locations-
Image
Looks like you in our former colonies outnumber the rest of the world combined!


How does this work? Is is looking at what you have as your location, or is it using some high-tech newfangled computer magic to figure out where people are?

Yes. Magic! Or maybe RobIrr is like prof. Charles Xavier, with a keen sense to find specific forumposters worldwide! :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
by Angelastic
aeglaeca wrote:EDIT2: Actually, just wondering, how many of the actual Haikus are flagged by your program? It would be interesting to know what accent the program uses.

Definitely not all of them, since it only looks for single sentences (where a 'sentence' is determined by a method in the framework, using whatever settings it has by default) with 17 syllables, and some of the real haiku have more than one sentence (I'm thinking about adding the capability to recognise multi-sentence haiku.) Also, because of the way I do it (first finding 17-syllable sentences, then looking at the syllable counts in the individual words to find the line breaks), it won't find any which have punctuation which is both pronounced and considered to be separating words rather than part of them, but that shouldn't make much difference unless you have URLs in your haiku (an early bug, before I doublechecked the length of the last line, was that it thought the following was a haiku:
Spoiler:
1. http://
jonathancoulton.com/
)
As for the accent, I don't specify anything in the program (maybe I'll add an interface for that later), so I think it uses whichever accent the current system voice has; I'm currently using a US English voice but there are also ones for English, Irish, Scottish, Australian and South African English (as well as other languages) so I'll have to try those and see if they split the syllables up any differently. I'm not sure how much of the accent is simply in the sounds of the voices and how much is in the way text is converted to phonemes. Maybe I should try the English English voices to see if they have triphthongs. :)

Anyway, I ought to tear myself away from this thread tidy up the latest version of it and release that, since it's nice and multi-needle-pulled-thinged now.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:23 pm UTC
by Valarya
manvandmaan wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote: /snipped for reading comfort

Valarya wrote:
Spoiler:
]Of course! It was completely most obvious he was being a big ole' jerk.


Now now, this is how flame wars start. We have come too far without one to start doing that now.

You are like our cool and superwise auntie! We are very lucky to have you! now protect me from The Fading please! *hides behind lmjb1964*


Guys guys guys!! It wasn't a super serious name-calling. And you'll notice that I have posted several replies completely ignoring the entire situation because it was taken way out of context. There are no flames in my pants. Yet.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:44 pm UTC
by AluisioASG
Valarya wrote:The saddest part is
by the time Blitzgirl gets here
Time will fade away.


Some of us think
Eleven2 lesser Forty-two1
So there is still Time hope

1: Estimated time (in Outsider days) to complete whitening (but the process is not behaving as we expected)
2: # of pages 'till the Archduchess' arrival

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:45 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
manvandmaan wrote:You are like our cool and superwise auntie! We are very lucky to have you! now protect me from The Fading please! *hides behind lmjb1964*


Aww, thanks! I will do my best to protect us from The Fading. I think I have a bottle of ink around here somewhere...

P.S. Can I join your posse?

Edited to fix quote.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
by ChronosDragon
Oh no! Time is fading out! It's the Nothing!
Glad everyone completely ignored my directions as comapope. Clearly my subtext was in bold.

Kieryn wrote:
Kieryn wrote:... Here are my best guesses:
* Transition to night lighting (a la Drakeesh's idea)
* Lighting from some event, an explosion, maybe a lightning strike, maybe it will start raining?
* Fade to white, then fade in to new location


Given that the new shade though brighter has been constant for 4 timeframes, it pretty much eliminates all 3 of these possibilities. I'm confused.


Well, it only increased 1 hex value, which is the smallest possible increment. Give it some Time. But I suppose we already know this, given its risen another since the post I quoted.

Eternal Density wrote:Should be "don't".
[edit]Aaaand ninja'd.
So instead I'll post an off topic picture of my desk a little over a newpic ago.


Holy portal fan, batman. I'd put in a little shameless advertisng for my Portal fan and content-creation website here, but that would be off topic and potentially considered spam!

Not so much of a walltext today as previous days.

So many haikus,
It makes the thread feel like a
Poem about Time

Leaf, or something. Seasons. Etc.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:59 pm UTC
by Febrion
I'm starting to think I need to come up with an avatar so that I can join the mob for a Buffyhat... Anyone got a spare one lying around1

1preferably something signifying the subtle wit of genius, but totally humble as well

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by AluisioASG
First sand, then water.
This uncolored comic dies
So beautifully.
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
by azule
KarMann wrote:Right, I absolutely agree with what you said in this most recent part, but what you said before would be suggesting that M$ is making e.g. Chrome not work right on Linux, or Safari on OSX, which seems fairly unlikely.

Okay, didn't know who was using what OS and what browser. Like I said, mine seems fine (nope, I haven't checked with an eye dropper) yet others' FF is worse on Windows. Could just be that FF is inconsistent across OS and versions.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:05 pm UTC
by Caswallon
AluisioASG wrote:First sand, then water.
This uncolored comic dies
So beautifully.
Image

The Black just jumped to #040404 after 6 frames. Really not enough data to fit a decent progression yet.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
by Caswallon
azule wrote:
KarMann wrote:Right, I absolutely agree with what you said in this most recent part, but what you said before would be suggesting that M$ is making e.g. Chrome not work right on Linux, or Safari on OSX, which seems fairly unlikely.

Okay, didn't know who was using what OS and what browser. Like I said, mine seems fine (nope, I haven't checked with an eye dropper) yet others' FF is worse on Windows. Could just be that FF is inconsistent across OS and versions.

Actually, I'm willing to bet this actually has to do with Video cards. They often come with their own color palette adjustments, sometimes specific to monitor types. Depending on how the browser renders the content (Either directly to the screen, through an overlay, or directX) probably affects the resulting colors.

Edited to consolidate posts
Edited again because apparently I cannot delete my previous post.