1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Copernicium112 » Sat May 04, 2013 6:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Sat May 04, 2013 6:04 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat May 04, 2013 6:07 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote: But for some reason the BofA is repeating a couple of frames here and there. Perhaps it encountered server glitches while grabbing newpix..

I'm going to have to ask you never to abbreviate The Book of Aubron like that again.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sat May 04, 2013 6:13 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote: But for some reason the BxkAxn is repeating a couple of frames here and there. Perhaps it encountered server glitches while grabbing newpix..

I'm going to have to ask you never to abbreviate The Book of Aubron like that again.

Um, certainly, if it's a problem. Am I missing something? :blink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat May 04, 2013 6:19 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
SBN wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote: But for some reason the BofA is repeating a couple of frames here and there. Perhaps it encountered server glitches while grabbing newpix..

I'm going to have to ask you never to abbreviate The Book of Aubron like that again.

Um, certainly, if it's a problem. Am I missing something? :blink:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sat May 04, 2013 6:21 pm UTC

Semi-blind post (read some while lurking {or should it be "cloaked" when referring to those registered?}

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AluisioASG wrote:Hmm... how many infinitialists do we have here?

The infinitists / infinitialists are uncountable. Only Finitists can be counted. (If you count Loopists, do you keep getting the same number over and over, or does the count just keep going up?)


And how do we count the Numerologists (those who say It Ends at "this" "fill-in-the-blank" number) {Seeing that we've passed 1190 on both counts}

mscha wrote:
Cueball wrote:It's not much farther from home than ours at its driest.

Huh? That is one strange¹ river they have there, if it is significantly further away when it's dry...

¹: and small

Another way of looking at it:
The Colorado River (the one with Hoover Dam on it)2 doesn't reach the ocean any more3 so to the people in Rilto (spelling?) Mexico the river is further away when it's dry, even though the river bed hasn't moved. There's also a place in California called Fossil Falls, a waterfall which went dry when the river feeding it changed course.

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2 For people not instantly familiar with U.S. geography
3 defiantly broken

Does this count as a wall of text?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sat May 04, 2013 6:29 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:
SBN wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote: But for some reason the BxkAxn is repeating a couple of frames here and there. Perhaps it encountered server glitches while grabbing newpix..

I'm going to have to ask you never to abbreviate The Book of Aubron like that again.

Um, certainly, if it's a problem. Am I missing something? :blink:

BxkAxn is a common abbreviation for what I sometimes call Evil Incarnate, but refers to itself as
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. I don't want it to invade our little paradise.

Oh, my word, I won't do it again. (In fact, I've fixed the earlier ones.)

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pelrigg wrote:
jjjdavidson wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:Hmm... how many infinitialists do we have here?

The infinitists / infinitialists are uncountable. Only Finitists can be counted. (If you count Loopists, do you keep getting the same number over and over, or does the count just keep going up?)

And how do we count the Numerologists (those who say It Ends at "this" "fill-in-the-blank" number) {Seeing that we've passed 1190 on both counts}

They are merely a specific subset of the Finitists. They are countable. In fact, you can count the 1190ists (some of them may remain; faith doesn't always yield to fact) as a single entity.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat May 04, 2013 6:30 pm UTC

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You rock too, Vytron!

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HAL9000 wrote:<snip> Though the topic-based sort (pioneered by Blitzgirl) is nice.
I'll chime in on this discussion. I think BlitzGirl's posts are the gold standard for how to handle wall-of-response. She gives a topic, spoilers a block, and moves on. If you're skimming, you fly past the whole post, or just hit the topics that interest you ("Did she find my sigcouragement?"). If you actually want to read the whole thing, you can pop open one spoiler at a time, read it, and then close it and move on; frequently the Hide button is still visible when you've reached the end of the section.

Thanks - I was really trying to make my signposts more readable there at the end, for those reading it all, those skimming, and myself! It's kind of tricky when you can't nest spoilers. :?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Sat May 04, 2013 6:33 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:And how do we count the Numerologists (those who say It Ends at "this" "fill-in-the-blank" number) {Seeing that we've passed 1190 on both counts}


Not on newpages yet... :-)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Sat May 04, 2013 6:34 pm UTC

Some older replies from previous page:
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Oh, so that's why the page always moves when I refresh! It makes sense now, thanks!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sat May 04, 2013 6:36 pm UTC

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NoMouse wrote:
SBN wrote:I just want to add to the combining quotes in replies techniques. The control key is your friend. I tend to use control-Quote to open a new reply, and then combine the replies into one.

Also middle mouse button works in all browsers the same way as ctrl+click.

But here's the problem - all these short cuts are for things which are already really short - middle click instead of Ctrl-click saves you about a milli second in your whole lifetime. Programmers just seem to be unable to come up with real time savers.

Not if you have your left hand under your chin1. :D Which I have a lot when just reading. So it actually saves me a lot of time.

1or in your nose, mouth, eyes, ears, ass or wherever off the keyboard...

I keep my left hand on my forehead, usually.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Pikrass » Sat May 04, 2013 6:39 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat May 04, 2013 6:39 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
pelrigg wrote:And how do we count the Numerologists (those who say It Ends at "this" "fill-in-the-blank" number) {Seeing that we've passed 1190 on both counts}


Not on newpages yet... :-)

Nor Newpix. Posters maybe.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sat May 04, 2013 6:40 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
pelrigg wrote:And how do we count the Numerologists (those who say It Ends at "this" "fill-in-the-blank" number) {Seeing that we've passed 1190 on both counts}


Not on newpages yet... :-)


Well I DID mean the "Book of Aubron vs. explain-wiki" count controversy. But then there's that count too.

Edited to add "oh, duh" (to paraphrase someone or other from earlier) in head up my butt counting....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 04, 2013 6:40 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
buffygirl wrote:blindposting
I notice that frames 1089, 1091, 1094 and 1097 (aubronwood) are nearly identical. Is TGLR being lazy???

No, it appears that the Book of Aubron has gotten glitchy in the last half-dozen frames. If you check mscha's list, you'll find the frames are progressing normally. (My own downloads agree.) But for some reason the BxkAxn is repeating a couple of frames here and there. Perhaps it encountered server glitches while grabbing newpix.

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buffygirl wrote:blindposting
I notice that frames 1089, 1091, 1094 and 1097 (aubronwood) are nearly identical. Is TGLR being lazy???

According to geekwagon's image difference feature, they are completely identical. :?

Looks like geekwagon got at least one extra frame, as well, picking up frame 1090 again as frame 1094.

Definitely glitches in the Books of Aubron and Geekwagon. For both, the frame count is off (current frame is 1095, Aubron has 1097 (even though it's still missing an old frame), Geekwagon 1096). My guess is that they're using the Javascript-based refresh, while I'm just using the redirect from time.png to the current frame. (Also, I'm only checking at the top of the newpix (unless things go wrong, then I re-check a few times), so there's less opportunity to pick up bad links.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Sat May 04, 2013 6:47 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:And how do we count the Numerologists (those who say It Ends at "this" "fill-in-the-blank" number) {Seeing that we've passed 1190 on both counts}


No, we're only in the 1090s, still have another hundred frames to go.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sat May 04, 2013 6:52 pm UTC

Earthling on Mars wrote:
pelrigg wrote:And how do we count the Numerologists (those who say It Ends at "this" "fill-in-the-blank" number) {Seeing that we've passed 1190 on both counts}


No, we're only in the 1090s, still have another hundred frames to go.


I'm gonna get razzed for this by about twenty different people (deservedly) and all I can say is: :oops:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fatness » Sat May 04, 2013 6:53 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:
Earthling on Mars wrote:
pelrigg wrote:And how do we count the Numerologists (those who say It Ends at "this" "fill-in-the-blank" number) {Seeing that we've passed 1190 on both counts}


No, we're only in the 1090s, still have another hundred frames to go.


I'm gonna get razzed for this by about twenty different people (deservedly) and all I can say is: :oops:

Just say you posted it from the future and calmly walk away, whistling... :mrgreen:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

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pelrigg wrote:
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pelrigg wrote:And how do we count the Numerologists (those who say It Ends at "this" "fill-in-the-blank" number) {Seeing that we've passed 1190 on both counts}


No, we're only in the 1090s, still have another hundred frames to go.


I'm gonna get razzed for this by about twenty different people (deservedly) and all I can say is: :oops:

You actually got me for a minute... I even checked the last frame on Aubron - 1098 - and still believed that we've really passed 1190...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sat May 04, 2013 6:59 pm UTC

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pelrigg wrote:
Earthling on Mars wrote:
pelrigg wrote:And how do we count the Numerologists (those who say It Ends at "this" "fill-in-the-blank" number) {Seeing that we've passed 1190 on both counts}


No, we're only in the 1090s, still have another hundred frames to go.


I'm gonna get razzed for this by about twenty different people (deservedly) and all I can say is: :oops:

Just say you posted it from the future and calmly walk away, whistling... :mrgreen:


With my luck the Time Police will show up and give me a ticket before I wrote the original....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 04, 2013 7:00 pm UTC

ONEMORERELEVANTSONG...
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Edit: make up your mind. Small or big, which one is it?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Sat May 04, 2013 7:05 pm UTC

The sea is still big and the river is still small compared to it!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sjö » Sat May 04, 2013 7:07 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby pelrigg » Sat May 04, 2013 7:09 pm UTC

mscha wrote:ONEMORERELEVANTSONG...
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Edit: make up your mind. Small or big, which one is it?


The hill lets them see their this "river"1 is actually part of a delta2


1"small"
2 part of a bigger river. (Not as big as the Sea)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat May 04, 2013 7:13 pm UTC

mscha wrote:ONEMORERELEVANTSONG...

Edit: make up your mind. Small or big, which one is it?

Their river, the one close to home, is small. This river, one of the other rivers, is bigger than it looked, but still not big enough to be making the sea level rise.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Montov » Sat May 04, 2013 7:15 pm UTC

Maybe it is the sea. They do get confused a lot.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 04, 2013 7:18 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
mscha wrote:Edit: make up your mind. Small or big, which one is it?

Their river, the one close to home, is small. This river, one of the other rivers, is bigger than it looked, but still not big enough to be making the sea level rise.

That's a very rational answer. Useless...

Montov wrote:Maybe it is the sea. They do get confused a lot.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby 123Adz321 » Sat May 04, 2013 7:32 pm UTC

Looks like they have found the river1 that has been causing the sea2 to rise...

1. Actually pretty big
2. Still bigger
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Sat May 04, 2013 7:33 pm UTC

Well, they don't know how rivers work so they didn't expect it to keep going. The bigness of it is it's length. So while it isn't flowing fast enough to contribute much to the sea (therefore it is small) they are surprised by the volume of water it holds (thus it is big). Also, the original comment about the smallness of the river was, as other people have pointed out, in reference to their own river, which seems to be smaller than this one.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Sat May 04, 2013 7:35 pm UTC

In the next frame the view will probably change again, and we'll get a view of the river so we can see what they mean.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Sat May 04, 2013 7:44 pm UTC

Earthling on Mars wrote:In the next frame the view will probably change again, and we'll get a view of the river so we can see what they mean.

I agree with you on this one. The angle will revert to what it was during the second half of Megan and Cueball's walk, but will have moved upriver with them.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat May 04, 2013 7:57 pm UTC

I'm torn - I want to see a bird's-eye view of this place, but I'm afraid that it will just look like this:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 04, 2013 8:00 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
Earthling on Mars wrote:In the next frame the view will probably change again, and we'll get a view of the river so we can see what they mean.

I agree with you on this one. The angle will revert to what it was during the second half of Megan and Cueball's walk, but will have moved upriver with them.

I don't quite get it. The angle currently is what it was (is) during the second half of their walk, no?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Sat May 04, 2013 8:01 pm UTC

Plong!

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The river doesn't look any wider compared to them than it did in frame 1024 ... so what did he mean?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sat May 04, 2013 8:03 pm UTC

Earthling on Mars wrote:Plong!
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Not a bird's eye view but definitely something different!!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AK49BWL » Sat May 04, 2013 8:04 pm UTC

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Also middle mouse button works in all browsers the same way as ctrl+click.

Edit: Oh and just in case you or anyone else don't know where the middle button is - if your mouse has a scroll wheel then just click the scroll wheel, that's the middle button (maybe some old cheap mouses don't work that way but that's rare, I think). Even after all those years since mouses with scroll wheels were introduced, now and then someone still surprises me by not knowing this function. I guess it's because the same effect you mentioned - everyone knows that so why to tell it to anyone.


For those with laptops, if you have the Synaptics software, clicking both left and right simultaneously also works as a middle-click... IF

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat May 04, 2013 8:05 pm UTC

Now I'm confused. It looks like the angle hasn't changed, but the ‘camera’ just zoomed out. But how come the river is now in front of them instead of next to them?? Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Sat May 04, 2013 8:05 pm UTC

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Really? Do you think 1000+ people all over the world could have had this conversation without programmers? My Grandmother and her siblings carried on a Round-Robin letter for many years, each one writing a letter, and adding it to the stack of letters from the other siblings, and mailing the stack to the next one. Next time around, they would remove their previous letter and write a new one. That was 12 people, and a round took several weeks. And, they didn't need any mechanism for bringing in new members. (Though, eventually members did leave, of course.)

I totally agree, programmers can massively waste our time. They are incapable of saving it.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Laser Plumb » Sat May 04, 2013 8:08 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Now I'm confused. It looks like the angle hasn't changed, but the ‘camera’ just zoomed out. But how come the river is now in front of them instead of next to them?? Image


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jovialbard » Sat May 04, 2013 8:09 pm UTC

The river may have turned?
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