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Re: Under the Same Stars

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
akacat wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Spoiler:
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Aw, that's a really cute picture of the attack-meowlpy. Do you mind if I use it as wallpaper on my tablet?

I don't mind at all!
Also, Image @Marsh'n for making Lucky your redundakitty. :mrgreen:

Huh. ETA:
Spoiler:
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No decrees, as I just decoma'ed and it's hard to think of one.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
by edfel
updated future animation (no I'm not moving to astrology after astronomy, so I'm not predicting what Cuegan will do...)
Spoiler:
sunrise4.gif

[edit to add: it shows how hard it is, on a 2.5D cut, to detemine where lies the horizon. It should be above the heads of Cuegan, if the photographer is standing, but I put it slightly lower for some reason: that corresponds to the greyish triangles to the right and left.]

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:17 pm UTC
by NoMouse
Stitching time!
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np2394 to np2464 (that's 71 newpix so far):
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2394-2464_stitch_sphere.png

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
by sla29970
spamjam wrote:I hope we get to see the Andromeda galaxy. It should be visible in a couple more frames. But the Moon is full, so maybe not. Actually, with a full Moon, I'm surprised we're seeing as many stars as we are. Then again I'm a city-boy and don't have a lot of experience with full Moons in dark skies.

It is not clear that we will see nebulae. The most recent frame is still showing stars to mag 5.95, but the Triangulum galaxy is mag 5.7, already in view, but not showing any visible pixels. Going back a few frames M2 was also never visible. Maybe GLR will turn on the nebulae, but so far I think they've been off.

Re: It looked like a giant beach-lump with spikes.

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
by Vytron
- Blindpost -

karhell wrote:Occasionally, I cross Vytron's signposts; hello, Past-Vytron, pleased to past-meet you!


Oh, hey karhell! Thanks for blitzgirling*, still wondering who'll be the first to reach the present, this is a race take your time!

Also, I have finally managed to be only 6 days behind! So, there may be another Vytrongularity somewhen in the future...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
by spamjam
ARIESONG
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PiPie for PiPost!
Spoiler:
pipie.jpg


EDIT: replace pipie link with attachment

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:14 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
I was perusing my old signposts, and I think I figured out what happened to the moon:
Angelastic wrote:<snip> If there is a downturn in discussion, at least BlitzGirl will get here sooner. And what will we do then? I suggest we destroy the moon.

This is all my fault!
I'm sorry, Moon!
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:23 pm UTC
by ucim
BlitzGirl wrote:This is all my fault!
I'm sorry, Moon!
Image
Oh, right. Get all weepy-eyed over a dumb old rock in the sky, but wish keyboards all over Cueball just for the lulz.

I'm glad I'm not some character in a story with BlitzGirl!

(oh, wait...)
:) Jose

random musings

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
by Davidy
According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 1600 magnitude 5 stars visible (and 4800 magnitude 6). Given that there is almost no light pollution and the Milky Way was brightly visible (usually becoming visible when magnitude 5 stars are visible), I would guess (even given that we are viewing only a small percentage, maybe 1/40, of the celestial globe) we should be seeing a lot more stars that we are. I know that when I have viewed the sky at one of the few truly dark spots in the US (and there are damned few of them), I was able to see an almost total blanket of stars.

She addressed him by saying "Oh", he addressed her by saying "Hey". I suggest that those are those are their true names. Who knows what conventions will exist 11,000 years from now? Or maybe they no longer use names at all. There are apparently so few people around that names are not needed. One just faces and talks to whoever one wants to communicate with.

Don't people in the future ever have to pee, or poop? They've been on this trek for a long time without having, um, "gone".

I don't know Randal's artistic abilities but somehow I don't think that he does all the fine detail drawings of flora and fauna that we have seen. I suspect that those are sourced from some commercial entity which produces images for computer use. Has anyone seen such sources and tried to match the images with what we've seen? Perhaps the images' names would be a clue to the location.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:43 pm UTC
by ucim
Davidy wrote:... there are approximately 1600 magnitude 5 stars visible [...] we should be seeing a lot more stars that we are. I know that when I have viewed the sky at one of the few truly dark spots in the US (and there are damned few of them), I was able to see an almost total blanket of stars.
Yes, but if you took a photo, would you capture them all? Could you resolve them over a pixel? Depends on your equipment and exposure - we are not seeing this scene with our eyes, after all.

Davidy wrote:I don't know Randal's artistic abilities but somehow I don't think that he does all the fine detail drawings of flora and fauna that we have seen. I suspect that those are sourced from some commercial entity which produces images for computer use. Has anyone seen such sources and tried to match the images with what we've seen? Perhaps the images' names would be a clue to the location.
Draco! You get the m&ms, I'll get the cauldron of chocolate.

Jose

Re: random musings

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
It's possible Randall is making his own brushes in Photoshop, using photographs as reference. I use grass brushes whenever I can, because it's a great shortcut. However, given the complexity of past othercomics, I think it's more plausible that Randall has been drawing Time by hand. "Phantom image-producing commercial entity" seems rather silly.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
by jowo
ucim wrote:Draco! You get the m&ms, I'll get the cauldron of chocolate.


Can I help? I really wanna help!

Re: random musings

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
by edfel
Davidy wrote:According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 1600 magnitude 5 stars visible (and 4800 magnitude 6). Given that there is almost no light pollution and the Milky Way was brightly visible (usually becoming visible when magnitude 5 stars are visible), I would guess (even given that we are viewing only a small percentage, maybe 1/40, of the celestial globe) we should be seeing a lot more stars that we are. I know that when I have viewed the sky at one of the few truly dark spots in the US (and there are damned few of them), I was able to see an almost total blanket of stars.

Indeed, like ucim said, a photo might not take as much details as the eye. Also, it appears that the number of stars matches pretty well stellarium with standard atmosphere setting, so if GLR is not using stellarium to draw his stars, then he's using a similar threshold on the visibility.



Davidy wrote:She addressed him by saying "Oh", he addressed her by saying "Hey". I suggest that those are those are their true names. Who knows what conventions will exist 11,000 years from now? Or maybe they no longer use names at all. There are apparently so few people around that names are not needed. One just faces and talks to whoever one wants to communicate with.


So Cuegan should be known as HeyOh ?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:01 pm UTC
by rvloon
jowo wrote:
ucim wrote:Draco! You get the m&ms, I'll get the cauldron of chocolate.


Can I help? I really wanna help!


No,no, we should really leave this to the professionals, I mean what if the cauldron of chocolate *crash*. O... dear...

Ronald

Cleanup on aisle VI!

Re: random musings

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:02 pm UTC
by rvloon
edfel wrote:So Cuegan should be known as HeyOh ?


Like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMigXnXMhQ4 this?

Ronald

Ottification needed.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
by Ximenez
ChirpONG!
Image

ETA: This was kind of explosive, wasn't it?
ETA 2: I fixed the image url.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:07 pm UTC
by edfel
OMR! Has the chirp blown away the clouds? Or is mustard creeping in?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:09 pm UTC
by taixzo
Ximenez wrote:ChirpONG!
Spoiler:
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The stars are chirping!

Edited to fix image url.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
by mscha
ONGODS...
Spoiler:
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Edit: retroninja'd.

-- posted by newpixbot

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
by moody7277
Ximenez wrote:ChirpONG!
Spoiler:
Image


Potential spoiler here. You need to use the filename with the hash, not the time.png file.

ETA: Future Blitzers will thank you, Ximenez. Spoilered image also fixed.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:13 pm UTC
by k.bookbinder
rvloon wrote:
jowo wrote:
ucim wrote:Draco! You get the m&ms, I'll get the cauldron of chocolate.


Can I help? I really wanna help!


No,no, we should really leave this to the professionals, I mean what if the cauldron of chocolate *crash*. O... dear...

Ronald

Cleanup on aisle VI!


The chocolate! All the chocolate! I try to have a nice dip out with my wife, and I come back, and, oh dear, what will we do with all this mess? Do you realize how many bags of stale m&ms it takes to fill that thing, and then melt it all?

*runs to the back of the cave, to check his stash* Oh, what relief. Still there.

In any case, Davidy, for punishment of heresy, perhaps you would be so kind to just sort of wallow and roll around in the spilled chocolate, seeing as there shall be no dunking. Jowo, maybe get a mop or something. Sort of sop it up and slap Davidy with it or something. Dracomax can pelt Davidy with m&ms afterwards. They'll stick, don't you worry about that. Davidy, you had just better hope Dracomax doesn't make you dry off while sitting in the comfy chair.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:16 pm UTC
by Ximenez
moody7277 wrote:
Ximenez wrote:ChirpONG!
Spoiler:
[Here was an image with the time.png url]


Potential spoiler here. You need to use the filename with the hash, not the time.png file.

I'm sorry! It was the excitement of all this happening at once! And my mistake was the reason why newpixbot posted the image.

I broke everything!

(I fixed the image URL. I also substituted the image inside your spoiler. I don't remember if there is some different tradition in place, like spoilering my image or deleting the post. If so, please tell me!)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Whoa. That chirpframe looks bizarre in Chrome compared to the previous newpix.

Anyway, molpybat?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:19 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
Ximenez wrote:
moody7277 wrote:
Ximenez wrote:ChirpONG!
Spoiler:
Image


Potential spoiler here. You need to use the filename with the hash, not the time.png file.

I'm sorry! It was the excitement of all this happening at once! And my mistake was the reason why newpixbot posted the image.

I broke everything!

(I fixed the image URL. I don't remember if there is some different tradition in place, like spoilering my image or deleting the post. If so, please tell me!)

Don't worry. At least you didn't ING instead of ONG.

And, ooh, chirpies in the nighttime!

EDIT - fixed image url

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:25 pm UTC
by ucim
Original spoiler fixed. Quotes from taixzo and moody7277 and Earthling on Mars still have the (quoted) spoiler version and need to be fixed.

And gee, what a mess. What a chocolate mess!

Jose

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:28 pm UTC
by jowo
k.bookbinder wrote:
rvloon wrote:In any case, Davidy, for punishment of heresy, perhaps you would be so kind to just sort of wallow and roll around in the spilled chocolate, seeing as there shall be no dunking. Jowo, maybe get a mop or something. Sort of sop it up and slap Davidy with it or something. Dracomax can pelt Davidy with m&ms afterwards. They'll stick, don't you worry about that. Davidy, you had just better hope Dracomax doesn't make you dry off while sitting in the comfy chair.


Mopping done. Slap!

(Can I sample?)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:30 pm UTC
by Ximenez
ucim wrote:Original spoiler fixed. Quotes from taixzo and moody7277 and Earthling on Mars still have the (quoted) spoiler version and need to be fixed.

And gee, what a mess. What a chocolate mess!

Jose


moody7277's is fixed.

(I'm glad Davidy chose that moment for such an heresy. Maybe that way my mistake doesn't get so much attention. But I should shut up, shouldn't I?)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
by Valarya
When I scrolled down, I thought that ONG was a fake...

Is the sun rising? Is it even time for it to rise, yet? WHY ARE THE STARS CHIRPING?! :shock:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
by Pikrass
taixzo wrote:The stars are chirping!


You should fix the URL in the quote in your message too to prevent spoiling future past-blitzers.

Yeah, seems like some chirpies are making the same trip as Cuegan. If only they could chirpfly too, that would help understanding their world.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:39 pm UTC
by NoMouse
I'm pretty sure this is mustard. It looks really weird.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:40 pm UTC
by Eutychus
anabatica wrote:
Rule110 wrote:However, an obvious possibility is the northern shore of an expanded (due to sea level rise) San Pablo Bay flooding into the Napa Valley, and the Napa River. Problems, though: the bay has several feet of tide (what would it take to close off the Golden Gate to turn the bay into an inland sea?), and it looks like the Napa River stays in a broad valley for a long distance before climbing up through any canyons or into hills. Can anyone make that fit, and perhaps even guess which mountain they are climbing?
Randallversalist here, open to Cassiniist doctrine, but if it is in the real world, that's my guess as staked out a few pages ago.

anabatica wrote:Southern France could work if the longitude estimate was off...
However, that would be within a (long) day's drive for me if proven true.

Oh, and if it was a molpybat, surely we wouldn't be able to hear it chirp?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:41 pm UTC
by mscha
Something indeed went horribly wrong on the last newpix.
When applying gamma 3 (as I've been doing for the recent animations) you get:
Spoiler:
Image
where, on for instance the previous newpix, you got
Spoiler:
Image
Looks like all pixels beneath a certain threshold got downgraded to black.
I'm fairly sure the GLR will upload a demustarded version soon-ish.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:42 pm UTC
by HES
To me, chirpies* means it's nearly morning. Maybe I'm being too hopeful...

*raptor, not molpybat, surely?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:42 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Depends on the bat - I can definitely hear some types of batchirp.

NoMouse wrote:I'm pretty sure this is mustard. It looks really weird.

Yeah. Here's what it looks like on my browser:
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Gah - ninja'd by mscha!

Redundant:
Spoiler:
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EpicChirp.gif

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:43 pm UTC
by mscha
Just a reminder, from np1830/np1831:
Spoiler:
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Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:46 pm UTC
by Angelastic
mscha wrote:Just a reminder, from np1830/np1831:
Spoiler:
Image
Image

Yup, and based on those, I predicted this chirp on NP 940. :mrgreen:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:47 pm UTC
by IceIsNice
IceIsNice wrote:Prediction: With Megan on the watch now, things are going to start happening.


See! I told you things would start happening:
We have a "Chirp"!

Edit: Ninja'd. Angelastic claims it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
by Angua
You know, down here (in the Caribbean) you wouldn't be able to hear chirps in the night sky over all the crickets and frogs you get all night. Could the silence of their night mean anything?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
by Eutychus
Angua wrote:Could the silence of their night mean anything?


It's Christmas Eve? (something for the astromathematicians to chew over...) :D

Re: random musings

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:51 pm UTC
by Marsh'n
rvloon wrote:Like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMigXnXMhQ4 this?

Ronald

Ottification needed.


Oh, perfect given the timing. I'm on it...