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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:01 pm UTC
by bouer
Maybe they are going to leave.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
by mscha
He's taking the flag. :( No other changes, sea level constant. Red is removed, green is added.
Image

ETfix image URL

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
by KarMann
TheLochNessCheeseBurger wrote:
AussieJono wrote:How about The Age of the Slow Tide?
Yes! Maybe that is a world of less gravity, and the moon can stay at the same distance but move slower in order to keep a roughly circular orbit! Or the moon is just more massive and further away. (If there even is a moon)

A geosynchronous moon would do the trick nicely.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
by TheLochNessCheeseBurger
He looks sad, taking down that flag. Almost like he will never see the castle again. I'm actually crying...
Randall, how do you do these things?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
by KarMann
blowfishhootie wrote:
susanoodin wrote:For some reason I keep expecting a horde or knights or something to come riding at me from the gap in between the two castles
I would love that. Personally, I'm hoping for some really unrelated hilarious ending. People have speculated repeatedly about raptors showing up and tearing everything apart, and if that happened I'm pretty sure every person on this forum would actually here me laugh, no matter where they are located.

If a Timewaiter laughs in the fora and no Outsider hears it, does s/he make a noise?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:05 pm UTC
by sbkp
Yes, but why that flag?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by TheLochNessCheeseBurger
sbkp wrote:Yes, but why that flag?

That was the first sandcastle they built...
EDIT: nvm, it's the second one. D:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by NoMouse
Notice, that the flag has still the same shape, so they are definitely made of some solid material. I would guess plastic but people here seem to be more creative in identifying materials.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:06 pm UTC
by sbkp
TheLochNessCheeseBurger wrote:
sbkp wrote:Yes, but why that flag?

That was the first sandcastle they built...

So the castle is a FIFO?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
by azule
[Blind post]

I've been turned into a temporary lurker while I catch up on all the posts. Only about 2000 more to go!

*sigh*

Looks like you guys are having fun there in the future. The post explosion must mean something really cool has been shown. *hopes it's not just a flame war* Oh, yeah, ignorance is bliss. Maybe you wish you were back here in the past with me. lol.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
by Ayriannah
spamjam wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:Doesn't anybody here work for a living?

I'm retired...nothing better to do.

Spring break- probably better things to do, but I can't seem to drag myself away for long...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:08 pm UTC
by edo
NotAllThere wrote:I've worked it out. The picture will get all distorted. Then it will be normal. Then we'll do the timewarp again...



It was more of a slide to the left than a jump. But if it makes a step to the right, then I'm right there with you.

Ancient Text ב:
Spoiler:
And She realize not how grand Her quest, and what power She holds. Though She starts Her journey as a humble Traveler, the journey itself will give Her the wisdom and the bravery to take the charge that is to come.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:09 pm UTC
by TheLochNessCheeseBurger
NoMouse wrote:Notice, that the flag has still the same shape, so they are definitely made of some solid material. I would guess plastic but people here seem to be more creative in identifying materials.

I'd say it's wood with Raptor bones on the end, but it might be plastic or marble with Raptor bones.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:09 pm UTC
by GingerMuffin
sbkp wrote:
TheLochNessCheeseBurger wrote:
sbkp wrote:Yes, but why that flag?

That was the first sandcastle they built...

So the castle is a FIFO?


That was actually part of the second castle they built. [or maybe more of an addition?] The first castle they built was knocked down by Cueball when he fell off of the top.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:09 pm UTC
by bouer
Maybe they only have 6 flags and they want to move this one to another castle. Which turrets get a flag and which don't looks more or less randomly chosen anyway.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:11 pm UTC
by squonk
TheLochNessCheeseBurger wrote:He looks sad, taking down that flag. Almost like he will never see the castle again. I'm actually crying...

Time for the miscarriage shippers to get back to work.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
by Primis
It would seem the end is near, Time is ending. We were fools to think that Time would last forever. There can only be so many newpix apparently. When time ends, I suggest compiling the Cannon into a book for future TimeWatchers.
==============================
Time is now.
We wait for it.
Time will end.
Time will come again.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
by TheLochNessCheeseBurger
GingerMuffin wrote:
sbkp wrote:
TheLochNessCheeseBurger wrote:
sbkp wrote:Yes, but why that flag?

That was the first sandcastle they built...

So the castle is a FIFO?


That was actually part of the second castle they built. [or maybe more of an addition?] The first castle they built was knocked down by Cueball when he fell off of the top.

Yeah, I noticed. Still, it's the longest surviving sandcastle (assuming that all of the fortress on the left was build after the one on the right)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
by TheLochNessCheeseBurger
Well, I'm off to sleep! See you in at least 15 newpix

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
by KarMann
What about the obvious question of the newpix? Where was Cueball between TimeFrames 179 & 184? Out of frame to the left? In the second castle? And what was he doing wherever he was?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
by GingerMuffin
Has anyone noticed how pic 163 and 184 are so similar?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
by Reka
Primis wrote:When time ends, I suggest compiling the Cannon into a book for future TimeWatchers.

But we never even got any trebuchets, nevermind any cannon!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
by almitydave
I know this thread is going so fast that only 3 of you will see this but...

I made (yet another) web page that lets you page through the frames. It does not update automatically (but you can add to it). It's not, well, pretty looking. It DOES have a timer so you can play through the comic at whatever pace you desire. The default is 30 seconds per frame, which I think retains a sense of the passage of time as it plays out over 90 minutes or so. To add newer comics to the series, just paste the hash (just the hex part of the image url) into the large text box and click "Update".

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3103882/intarwebz/time.htm

Public domain, have at it. I'm not a web developer, I had to look up half this stuff to do it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:18 pm UTC
by AK49BWL
I don't even know how many Newpix it's been since I started on page 41 today :shock: but I for one HAVE read all the posts and yes, I'm a lurker out of hiding now :D (tho I could have sworn I already had an account...)

Many internets to Aubron and Primis for the GIF/controllable page!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:18 pm UTC
by lovepirate
almitydave wrote:I know this thread is going so fast that only 3 of you will see this but...

I made (yet another) web page that lets you page through the frames. It does not update automatically (but you can add to it). It's not, well, pretty looking. It DOES have a timer so you can play through the comic at whatever pace you desire. The default is 30 seconds per frame, which I think retains a sense of the passage of time as it plays out over 90 minutes or so. To add newer comics to the series, just paste the hash (just the hex part of the image url) into the large text box and click "Update".

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3103882/intarwebz/time.htm

Public domain, have at it. I'm not a web developer, I had to look up half this stuff to do it.


As one of the 3 people who saw your post, thanks!
Wait for it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:19 pm UTC
by Lord Cathbad
What I'd like to see someone do is make a repo of all the diffs between each frame.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:19 pm UTC
by bouer
almitydave wrote:I know this thread is going so fast that only 3 of you will see this but...

I made (yet another) web page that lets you page through the frames. It does not update automatically (but you can add to it). It's not, well, pretty looking. It DOES have a timer so you can play through the comic at whatever pace you desire. The default is 30 seconds per frame, which I think retains a sense of the passage of time as it plays out over 90 minutes or so. To add newer comics to the series, just paste the hash (just the hex part of the image url) into the large text box and click "Update".

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3103882/intarwebz/time.htm

Public domain, have at it. I'm not a web developer, I had to look up half this stuff to do it.


This is great, if we want we can set the time to 1800 seconds and watch it all over again.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:20 pm UTC
by Helper
almitydave wrote:I know this thread is going so fast that only 3 of you will see this but...

I made (yet another) web page that lets you page through the frames. It does not update automatically (but you can add to it). It's not, well, pretty looking. It DOES have a timer so you can play through the comic at whatever pace you desire. The default is 30 seconds per frame, which I think retains a sense of the passage of time as it plays out over 90 minutes or so. To add newer comics to the series, just paste the hash (just the hex part of the image url) into the large text box and click "Update".

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3103882/intarwebz/time.htm

Public domain, have at it. I'm not a web developer, I had to look up half this stuff to do it.

Damn it, when I was just going to ask:
"So how long until somebody sets up a website to play the comic at the original speed?"

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:21 pm UTC
by Jellyfish-derp
Giallo wrote:New pic. He's taking away a flag. I don't know why, but this makes me kinda sad... :(

Maybe there building another castle

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:21 pm UTC
by diego5wh
I am trying very hard not to freak out, but I feel the end of time is coming... what is this emptiness.. please don't go.
Spoiler:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:21 pm UTC
by GingerMuffin
Another thing to notice is how the pace of the newpix seems to be changing. Either Cueball and Megan are walking much faster in the last 8 frames, or the amount of time between frames has increased.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:22 pm UTC
by wurlitzer153
A once-every-few-pages bump

A bump of the important parts of this thread
Please continue Bumping

Latest frame (auto updates):
Spoiler:
Image
Live updating GIF:
Spoiler:
Primis wrote:Image
More complex program (with manual controls and a soundtrack!):
Spoiler:
Explain XKCD (with a little more discussion on the comic, when the servers can take it):
Spoiler:
Wiki
http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/XKCD_Time_Wiki

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:22 pm UTC
by Pikrass
One week for a complete loop sounds right, don't you think? The newpics from now until Monday being about deconstructing the castle. Which can be quite fun, actually.

Or maybe he's not deconstructing it. Maybe he needs a flag for a new part on the left? Maybe he's gonna replace it with something better? Maybe he wants to rebuild this side up ? Maybe I should stop making assumptions and just go to sleep?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
by iLikeSandcastles
(let the guessing games begin)

He has taken the flag because:
a) he's off to conquer a castle on another land
b) he needs something to fight the seagulls destroying the third castle (that is still out of view)
c) he's taking it to another tower on the left-castle
d) none of the above

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
by ThinkerEmeritus
mscha wrote:He's taking the flag. :( No other changes, sea level constant.


The stretch at the right of the picture isn't water; Cueball walked along the top of it after the "swim."

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
by bouer
Helper wrote:
almitydave wrote:I know this thread is going so fast that only 3 of you will see this but...

I made (yet another) web page that lets you page through the frames. It does not update automatically (but you can add to it). It's not, well, pretty looking. It DOES have a timer so you can play through the comic at whatever pace you desire. The default is 30 seconds per frame, which I think retains a sense of the passage of time as it plays out over 90 minutes or so. To add newer comics to the series, just paste the hash (just the hex part of the image url) into the large text box and click "Update".

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3103882/intarwebz/time.htm

Public domain, have at it. I'm not a web developer, I had to look up half this stuff to do it.

Damn it, when I was just going to ask:
"So how long until somebody sets up a website to play the comic at the original speed?"


It's also fun to watch with an interval of 0.0054 seconds.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:23 pm UTC
by Jellyfish-derp
wurlitzer153 wrote:A once-every-few-pages bump

A bump of the important parts of this thread
Please continue Bumping

Latest frame (auto updates):
Spoiler:
Image
Live updating GIF:
Spoiler:
Primis wrote:Image
More complex program (with manual controls and a soundtrack!):
Spoiler:
Explain XKCD (with a little more discussion on the comic, when the servers can take it):
Wiki
http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/XKCD_Time_Wiki


We broke primis's GIF!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:25 pm UTC
by Lirtosiast
I think he will heighten the tower, and replace the flag on the top. It doesn't make sense that they would start destroying the castle from the middle.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:28 pm UTC
by suicideC
Long-term xkcd fan, never really bothered with the forum; registered here solely for posting on The One True Comic - nothing new so far. :oops:

I'd like to remark, however, how strongly this whole thing remindes me of William Gibson's "Pattern Recognition" and the Fetish:Footage:Forum described therein. An internet-based cult of followers for short film clips... ringing any bells? :)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:29 pm UTC
by bouer
We'll see if he takes down any more flags in 0.0333... newpix.