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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:22 pm UTC
by Platonix
I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet. For those who didn't already know: the Book of Aubron has been healed of its impurities. It no longer contains heretical copies of that one frame. It's also been updated to display the Outside's way of describing when the frame first aired on the site.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:24 pm UTC
by mscha
HAL9000 wrote:EDIT: Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer! w00t!

I think you're the only one still paying attention to this. I can't even be bothered anymore to disband the papacy when I'm the top poster. ;)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:25 pm UTC
by HAL9000
mscha wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:EDIT: Vatican Milliner's Perfect Customer! w00t!

I think you're the only one still paying attention to this. I can't even be bothered anymore to disband the papacy when I'm the top poster. ;)

I haven't reinstated the papacy, I've started a new sect. You don't have to be part of it if you don't want to.
ETA: here's where I established it.
EDIT2: 1000000000th post!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:28 pm UTC
by mscha
Platonix wrote:I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet. For those who didn't already know: the Book of Aubron has been healed of its impurities. It no longer contains heretical copies of that one frame. It's also been updated to display the Outside's way of describing when the frame first aired on the site.

Yeah, I sent him a note, a newpix or seven ago. (With a link to my list.)
Looks like he also included the “apocryphal” frames from my list, so the Aubron count is now 3 ahead of the canonical count.
Also, the bug around the duplicated last frame seems to be fixed.

Edit: Geekwagon seems fixed too.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
by dreiarmumig
descor wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:
descor wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:The comic won't load and nobody has suggested that this is the end of Time yet? I am disappoint.

Is this another sect? Serverfailurites? DDoSists?

Maybe a splinter group of some other sect, I've kind of lost track of the existing ones.

This may help. (Click for large version)
End of the OTC2.png

Hahaha, this is awesome!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:34 pm UTC
by azule
Nice flow chart, descor.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:35 pm UTC
by descor
dreiarmumig wrote:
descor wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:
descor wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:The comic won't load and nobody has suggested that this is the end of Time yet? I am disappoint.

Is this another sect? Serverfailurites? DDoSists?

Maybe a splinter group of some other sect, I've kind of lost track of the existing ones.

This may help. (Click for large version)
End of the OTC2.png

Hahaha, this is awesome!

Glad you like it - I tried to think of all eventualities but knowing this thread I've barely scratched the surface!

ETA
azule wrote:Nice flow chart, descor.

Thanks! :D

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:35 pm UTC
by Angelastic
Smithers wrote:Scratch that

Noo! Don't scratch that! I was wondering when somebody would reference that sONG!

Congratulations on your 1000000000th post, HAL9000 (I noticed it before I got to your post marking it.)

And indeed, nice flow chart, descor.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:38 pm UTC
by mscha
descor wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:
descor wrote:This may help. (Click for large version)
End of the OTC2.png

Hahaha, this is awesome!

Glad you like it - I tried to think of all eventualities but knowing this thread I've barely scratched the surface!

I too think it's awesome... but my problem is that for all of the questions, my answer is: I don't know.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:39 pm UTC
by katakombe
i'm off to coma. please don't write too much while i'm gone!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:40 pm UTC
by AnotherKevin
Is it my browser cache or something, or does geekwagon contain the alternative 'chutney'1 frames?

1 Because they have major grey. Sorry. You can go on thinking it's mustard2 if you like. Maybe it depends on whether we saw Cueball poup on the beach.3
2 Which may or may not be heretical.
3 The shore of the sea (which is big4).
4 Unlike rivers, which are small5, and slow moving, and too dangerous6.
5 But bigger than expected.
6 But pretty neat.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:41 pm UTC
by descor
mscha wrote:
descor wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:
descor wrote:This may help. (Click for large version)
End of the OTC2.png

Hahaha, this is awesome!

Glad you like it - I tried to think of all eventualities but knowing this thread I've barely scratched the surface!

I too think it's awesome... but my problem is that for all of the questions, my answer is: I don't know.

Ah, you are in the elusive 'Wisdomer' sect. Not many people admit to not knowing the answers!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:41 pm UTC
by patzer
*blindpost*
BlitzGirl wrote:...But since the Mustard was heretical...

So, has it been established that the Mustard, a creation of Lord Randall himself, was heresy?
(I'm okay with removing the mustard period if others agree)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
by Exodies
dreiarmumig wrote:
descor wrote:
dreiarmumig wrote:The comic won't load and nobody has suggested that this is the end of Time yet? I am disappoint.

Is this another sect? Serverfailurites? DDoSists?

Maybe a splinter group of some other sect, I've kind of lost track of the existing ones.

katakombe wrote:well, the Newpixbot had no problem loading the Newpix, so it's clearly a server problem. plus everyone should stop refreshing so that the servers have a chance to come back up. (i know it's tempting to try, and i know it's disturbing to not have the current Newpix open in the next tab, but we have to be strong!)

Yeah, I know, I just felt that it had to be suggested regardless, as the 'Time is ending!' prophecies of doom have not always made sense anyway.

What wouldn't make sense is the end of Time without a prophecy to foretell it. If it hasn't been predicted, it's just a random event; noise. We must keep at it until we get it right.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:50 pm UTC
by mscha
AnotherKevin wrote:Is it my browser cache or something, or does geekwagon contain the alternative 'chutney' frames?

Looks like you're right.
Geekwagon used to link to the images on the xkcd image servers, i think; but not anymore: it now loads the images using data: URLs. (E.g.: “data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KG...”. It probably has them stored locally.

Edit: it has them stored locally (example). The data: URL is because it doesn't simply load it into an <img>, but onto a <canvas> (to be able to do the diff stuff).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by mscha
HAL9000 wrote:EDIT2: 1000000000th post!

Congrats! Have some cake.
Spoiler:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:00 pm UTC
by dreiarmumig
Exodies wrote:What wouldn't make sense is the end of Time without a prophecy to foretell it. If it hasn't been predicted, it's just a random event; noise. We must keep at it until we get it right.

True, but I'm pretty confident that if Time does end, somebody will have foretold it shortly before.

Edit: And again, the comic won't load. :|

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
by descor
dreiarmumig wrote:Edit: And again, the comic won't load. :|

:shock: Twice on the bounce. I may have to go and coma at this rate.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
by Latent22
OMR! Get back from outside weekend away and I'm 30 newPages behind. Don't know if I have time to do a giant ketchup right now so I will cheat!
Image

My outside wife won a weekend away so have been off doing that. The scary thing though is that in two weeks we are off to Europe for a month on our honeymoon. Will Time still be going then or will it end while I'm away?

Also I come back and you guys have some how broken the OTC! Fix it now!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:06 pm UTC
by mscha
Latent22 wrote:Also I come back and you guys have some how broken the OTC! Fix it now!

If you were a good Blitzer, you wouldn't know until you've caught up with the OTT...

(FWIW, newpixbot's grabber also hasn't got the new frame yet.)

Edit: still dead, on all 3 IP addresses.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:07 pm UTC
by dreiarmumig
Latent22 wrote:<snip>
My outside wife won a weekend away so have been off doing that. The scary thing though is that in two weeks we are off to Europe for a month on our honeymoon. Will Time still be going then or will it end while I'm away?
<snip>

If she's your outside wife, do you also have a Time wife? If so, who's the lucky girl?

Edit:
mscha wrote:(FWIW, newpixbot's grabber also hasn't got the new frame yet.)

Spoiler:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
by charlie_grumbles
The OTC was mentioned on slashdot at 3:50 EST. The outside world is watching.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
by descor
mscha wrote:(FWIW, newpixbot's grabber also hasn't got the new frame yet.)

The most scary thing I've heard this evening. :cry:

EDIT: 22:12 UTC and no newpix
EDIT2: All the Other Comics are loading fine, it's just the OTC which is glitching. (22:15 UTC and no newpix)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:12 pm UTC
by Latent22
mscha wrote:
Latent22 wrote:Also I come back and you guys have some how broken the OTC! Fix it now!

If you were a good Blitzer, you wouldn't know until you've caught up with the OTT...

(FWIW, newpixbot's grabber also hasn't got the new frame yet.)


yeah I'm not a very good Blitzer. And make your next post count mscha!
dreiarmumig wrote:
Latent22 wrote:<snip>
My outside wife won a weekend away so have been off doing that. The scary thing though is that in two weeks we are off to Europe for a month on our honeymoon. Will Time still be going then or will it end while I'm away?
<snip>

If she's your outside wife, do you also have a Time wife? If so, who's the lucky girl?

Anyone with a Girl in her nick maybe? hehe nah outside wife is the only one for me :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
by jaronflick
Is there something wrong with the times stamp. It is 6:13 pm here and the time stamp is showing 5:13 utc. It should be 10:13 utc. Right? What is up with that?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:15 pm UTC
by KarMann
Dammit, I finally finish my post-coma ketchup, only to find that . . .

THE END TIME IS UPON US!!!

I am a little disappoint.

Added:
jaronflick wrote:Is there something wrong with the times stamp. It is 6:13 pm here and the time stamp is showing 5:13 utc. It should be 10:13 utc. Right? What is up with that?

It's a phpBB quirk. The UTC actually corresponds to the server's clock, not to your time zone setting. You might need to adjust your time zone, though, presumably for Daylight Saving Time, or Summer Time, or whatever you call it where you are.
Added²: Oh, I see from your location that you're in PA, EDT. So, Daylight Saving it is, then.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:15 pm UTC
by azule
descor wrote:
mscha wrote:(FWIW, newpixbot's grabber also hasn't got the new frame yet.)

The most scary thing I've heard this evening. :cry:

WTF!!!! Argh!! I wasn't here (ketchuping) the last time this happened. By the time I was back it was all fixed. Now I get to experience the anguish. *turmoil*

Latent22 wrote:My outside wife won a weekend away so have been off doing that. The scary thing though is that in two weeks we are off to Europe for a month on our honeymoon. Will Time still be going then or will it end while I'm away?

Do you have an inside wife? I bet your outside wife won't be happy. That'll take care of the honeymoon issue. ;) :) :D :P :mrgreen:

Ninja'd by dreiarmumig, but I wanna be a jerk too. heh.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:22 pm UTC
by vvn
Posting from about 2 hours back.
jjjdavidson wrote:ETA: Warning - nerd stuff. Okay, it's not the image server itself, it's the server that does the redirect from time.png. When you request http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png you get connected to c.xkcd.com, at one of several different servers in the 107.6.97.xxx range. And if c.xkcd.com happens to resolve to 107.6.97.102, it always redirects you to f8a64...png.

When I try http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time.png, I get a long wait, and no pic at all. Instead redirect to http://c.xkcd.com/redirect/comic/time and "This webpage is not available".
I see now that this is a bigger issue that a bad URL in your post.

From the actual web page I get the timeout box, so no image. Other xkcd comics seem to be working just fine. Are they on the same servers?

descor wrote:Very good idea, if we all start F5-in on the same IP, we'll just be subverting the CDN and DDoS it even faster.

I like to think that right now a massive klaxon is blaring and red lights are flashing while Randall grabs an emergency tool box before making an intrepid trip through cramped corridors filled with smoke to reach the server room where he has to defeat a highly intelligent computer virus (you know, like the ones in movies which 'mutate' to counteract everything you do) to bring xkcd back online...[/quote]
Randall has a sysadmin, so he wouldn't be doing it personally.
also
http://xkcd.com/705/

Add. Just got a frame from xkcd.
Spoiler:
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f34d634b0de9d1f68099ed84b1157791714f862311fe31630b6c0fbb4d0ef674.png (3.07 KiB) Viewed 12875 times

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:24 pm UTC
by azule
Randall is listening to the OTT. "Server issues", remember? He stopped newpixbot, that's how we know!

Also, we gotta sig the TimeWalkers about the ENED IZ NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:26 pm UTC
by dreiarmumig
vvn wrote:Add. Just got a frame from xkcd.
Spoiler:
f34d634b0de9d1f68099ed84b1157791714f862311fe31630b6c0fbb4d0ef674.png

Yeah, I got that one too for a short while (it was gone again when I refreshed), it's the old one though (1122 on geekwagon)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:26 pm UTC
by Exodies

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:28 pm UTC
by mscha
RONGGGGGGGG...
Image

-- posted by newpixbot

Edit: Whew, and on my 500th post... Image Image
I didn't want to post earlier (and ruin my 500th), but the servers started to immediately refuse the connection instead of hanging, so that probably meant someone was restarting things.

Edit² (don't want to ruin my post count, maybe I should go coma): so it is definitely still a river, and they haven't looped round back to the sea.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:30 pm UTC
by descor
mscha wrote:RONGGGGGGGG...
Spoiler:
Image


-- posted by newpixbot

Thank the Lord Randall for newpixbot. I can coma now in peace.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:30 pm UTC
by Smithers
jaronflick wrote:Is there something wrong with the times stamp. It is 6:13 pm here and the time stamp is showing 5:13 utc. It should be 10:13 utc. Right? What is up with that?

The "utc" is a lie. The time is in whatever zone it says at the bottom of the page. You can change the settings in the User Control Panel. I recommend choosing a date format that doesn't have 'e' in the format string (or choose a predefined one).

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:30 pm UTC
by sparehead3
IT'S UP N- ONG...

[ img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/b0d24b483e9f194ffaa03cffc1131e3fa7200f4485fa00b840feafef032f9bb8.png[ /img]


Nebber mind.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:33 pm UTC
by jjjdavidson
mscha wrote:RONGGGGGGGG...
Spoiler:
Image
-- posted by newpixbot

Edit: Whew, and on my 500th post...
I didn't want to post earlier (and ruin my 500th), but the servers started to immediately refuse the connection instead of hanging, so that probably meant someone was restarting things.

Whew! indeed. I'd also been wondering if someone was reconfiguring/rebooting the servers, because I noticed my downloads stopped getting the f8a64...png frames about two hours ago.
Edit: Spoilered the image.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:40 pm UTC
by descor
With thanks to MostCynical: here is an updated flowchart which may be slightly less heretical! (Also it has a 'Start' now, which was bugging me!)
End of the OTC3.png
(Click to enlarge)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:42 pm UTC
by jaronflick
Smithers wrote:The "utc" is a lie. The time is in whatever zone it says at the bottom of the page. You can change the settings in the User Control Panel. I recommend choosing a date format that doesn't have 'e' in the format string (or choose a predefined one).

Brilliant. Thank you.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:50 pm UTC
by vvn
mscha wrote:I too think it's awesome... but my problem is that for all of the questions, my answer is: I don't know.

Quantum indeterminacy of religious state. We will know you religion only when we see the determining factors in Time.

Edit: I declare this the Quantum sect. Join us, we have cats.
PPS: All donations will be in undetermined wave state until we know the answers, at which point they will have always been in the coffers of the correct religion.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:54 pm UTC
by htom
descor wrote:With thanks to MostCynical: here is an updated flowchart which may be slightly less heretical! (Also it has a 'Start' now, which was bugging me!)
Spoiler:
End of the OTC3.png
(Click to enlarge)


Great chart. Needs a delay link from "Wait for it" to "Start". (Optimally, also a box "Initiate of Time" between Don't Know and Wait for it.)

mscha -- see what happens when you tempt Lord Randall? :twisted: