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Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:22 pm UTC
by mscha
Angelastic wrote:Don't Forget
an ottification of Anchorage by Marian Call
Spoiler:
Today my childish laughter falls away
The stakes were real; we won’t go back some day
With a knot of bitter worry in my eyes
And a tangled mess of thoughts, and things we can’t say
No time to say, we won’t say our goodbyes

No no no no / take me back home
No no no no / take me away
Bring her 'round slow / no no no no
Tie her up right / I'll sail round the night
I'll dock when it's day
No no no no / I got no home
No no no no / only away
So bring her 'round slow / no no no no
Don’t know where I'll land
but I'll unclench my hands
I'm willing to stay

So sail around, sail around, to the edge of the world
Let the waves break the crest of the fear
when we’re spilled to the grass hills, we’ll build our new castles
And we'll grow, into our new frontier
And don’t forget, don’t forget, don’t forget what we had here

Build with me, the time has run too fast
Let’s hold on to this feeling while it lasts
And when the land disturbs our dream, we’ll wake
But for now we’ve sands of home, small grains of break
We'll take our break, until it’s passed…

Oh, no no no no / Now it’s time to move on
No no no no / There’s not enough air
So bring her 'round slow / no no no no
Fold up the maps
If home’s through these gaps
Why bother with where?
No no no no no no no / I got no home
No no no no / only a way
So bring her 'round slow / no no no no
The water's not clear
But I've washed ashore here
And I'm willing to stay

So sail around, sail around, to the edge of the world
Homeward bound to the edge of the land
Lead us into the grass hills, we’ll build our new castles
Without caring how much is planned
And don’t forget, don’t forget, don’t stop if you don’t understand

I’m just a kid, who’s scarcely learned to stand.
I’ve spent my whole life bathed in water and in sand
The sea has swilled the only home I’ve known
The sea and world I knew
are thoroughly gone.
They have all gone, they’ve gone yet grown.

go go go, go go go
Sail around, sail around, to the edge of the world
Let the waves break the crest of the fear
Ride your will through the grass hills, we’ll build our new castles
And we'll grow, as will our new frontier
And don’t forget, don’t forget, don't forget, don’t but let’s see what’s through here…
see what's through here…
see what's through here…

(repeat)

That's ⁷terful, Angelastic!

ETA: Page pope... Anyone who still uses bad puns on this page is banned to the basement.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:25 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
Maugrim wrote:Page 231 and counting. I just realised... all these signatures containing shoutouts to the blitzers... they mean me. I'm a blitzer too.

I've registered now. There's still a mountain to climb, but I don't feel so alone anymore.

I wonder when I'll read this post. The thread can't be moving so fast now that the comic's over... can it?

Well, "not fast" is a relative term... but welcome, and Randalspeed on your blitz!
I totally know what mscha was talking about. Go away for about 12 nopix and see all the ketcup you need to do, then tell me it's moving slowly. (I know, I should never go away for that long!) So, I ketchup, spend a nopix or two in the present, then sink into the past again. It's an endless cycle..but it's ok. I won't complain about it because there is so much awesomeness included. Too many OTTifications and OTTHerCOmics (and bumperstickers, and a cool colorification) to mention. Suffice it to say I enjoyed everything immensely.

Some of those trippy gifs were really, well. trippy. Hurt my brain...

acunning40, I see you're fitting right in! Steakish!

Congrats, BlitzGirl, on 2500 :shock: and Eternal Density on 1400, and Schwartzbewithyou on 50!

Funny (and weird) videos of cat rap and sad wolpies... :D

ChronosDragon wrote:Reporting in from Yosemite again. We had a wowterful day exploring the incredible scenery here. I won't go on much about it because it can hardly be expressed in words. Suffice to say it was sufficiently awefulsome.

Was I right, or was I right?

thirds wrote:Timedate 1360.

Spoiler:
Where has the Time gone? Slipping past in the dark of night? Nay. Blinking by in the flash of a photon, dropping me off 20 newpages in the past.

I really need some Time-resistant clothes.


Well then, Onward and upward!
Um...

Onward and forward!



Thought it was this way...

Where's the door out of this page?





*creeeeeeeak*

No, that's mscha's closet. :roll:



*KERPLANG! BONGBONG
rattlerattlerattle* Oh hey guys! I found the cake-baking equipment. Why is all it in with buffygirl's stuff under the hats?



*THUDM*


*THUDM THUDMTHUDMTHUDMTHUDM crrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkKKKKKKKKK!*

Ahha, this one has a trapdoor. I think I can see newpage 1361 from here. Look like this rope ladder has seen better days, though.



*qqqqqqqqqqquuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrip*


*sound of wind rushing by in a gravity well*

Loved this.

BlitzGirl wrote:
Kieryn wrote:And I thought my decree would lighten things up... :oops:

[center]IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE GOOD JOKES WITHOUT RESORTING TO PUNNITRY.

Yeah, but what pun, I mean fun, is that?

TheMinim wrote:*hides*

*in the basement*

*with all these dead bodies*

Ninja'd by BlitzGirl. I hope they're not dead. Someone has been done there regularly to feed them M&Ms and give them some semencancercoffeebabiesbaconice to drink, haven't they?

That tsunami video was wild. Note to self: if the water crashed a bus into a bridge, it's probably time to RUN. I would not have been standing there idly by. I was watching that video at the same time I was listening to the instrumental Nightwish piece yappo posted (would work for bellydancing, btw!) and it fit the video really well. Made it seem even more dramatic, which is saying something.

There was other stuff, and I loved it all.

Re: Blindpost from NP1326

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:26 pm UTC
by HES
Earthling on Mars wrote:Ah yes, explainxkcd being overwhelmed that day. I ran into that problem too. And four and a half months later*, in retrospect, I'm glad it was down. Because if explainxkcd had been working, I would have just read the explanation there, and continued to follow Time...alone. I would never have found this wowterful community.

Likewise. And I wouldn't even have a hat to keep me company :cry:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:27 pm UTC
by waveney
jovialbard wrote:
waveney wrote:Many moons ago I was designing a resdential optical broadband system - we (the engineers) suggested it was called
Passive Optical Residential Network. Unfortunately marketing/sales objected to the name...


Hi, umm, yes, I'm calling to have PORN installed in my house? Yes, will that go directly to the TV? And the computers? Ok good, now I hear you also have a phone package for PORN. Now I hear that PORN won't work on my phone if the power goes out, is that true, because I'm not sure I like that. Uh huh. How much was this again? Wow PORN is expensive, I might as well just go out and buy a hooker! :twisted:


The product was never finished ... :cry: But it would have had 100M Ethernet to the home the phone should have operated for 72 hours on standby and 4 hours talking if the power went. Target cost of our part (which ended at the box in the home) was £100 per user, we would have succeded had it been ordered in sufficient volume (500,000 lines a year). The killer was the cost of digging the streets to lay the fibre.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:28 pm UTC
by thirds
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FTHUNK!!!
Spoiler:
*dust settling*



Well, great. I fell right past page 1361 to 1372...

What the heck is going on here? There's beer and baby chirp beanies everywhere... and everything smells a little weird.

Maybe if I push that beanie tower over to that broken ceiling tile, I can climb back to 1361...

*scrrrrrraaaaape*

*shuffle shuffleshuffchirpshuffle*



*peeking above ceiling* so this should be 1371.

Oh my god.



I see the fire escape outside the window, maybe I can just skip 1371 altogether.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
by jovialbard
I overlooked Time at first. I think it was a week or so in that I found out about it. I was trying to search for a history of time and I found the wiki and the link to geekwagon, which I used as my viewer from the sandcastle days. I saw some weird things on the wiki and eventually found the thread and have been an on and off resident of the OTT since.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
by Valarya
yappobiscuits wrote:
Spoiler:
Image Whizbang, those were fantastic! And balthasar_s, yours was great too! :mrgreen:
Valarya wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:@Angelastic - I'd love to check out your ottification because the lyrics look lovely. But. I'm sure you've all heard Britain's clueless government have made adult-content-filters mandatory for all ISPs... well the damn thing blocks that link because it apparently falls into the category of "dating"! Mustard. Chirping. Ridiculous. :evil:

:shock: :shock: What?! Are you serious?

Yup. The UK and US governments are both really big on mustarding up the internet for everyone by censoring it to chirp these days *sigh*
<snip>

The US government doesn't do this. It *tries* to, but then the internet basically freaks the fuck out and the bills never go through. Unless you're talking about putting the OPTION to filter in place. In which case, yeah.. those exist. I obviously don't turn my filters on, though. Chirping chirp :(

jovialbard wrote:Everyone, I want you to know... I sometimes watch porn. Now I've told my wife... and... we'll make it through I think. It'll all work out somehow...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiFD6EFVsTg (If you aren't using headphones then this may be nsfw)

I'm not even gonna click that. It has to be Avenue Q and if it is, I love you. :P

*ok, I clicked it anyway and squeeeeeee! It was!* I also love "everyone's a little bit racist." tee hee

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
by Exodies
ucim wrote:
Exodies wrote:So is anyone a fan of Julian Jaynes and his breakdown of the bicameral mind at the origin of consciousness ~1000 BC?
At the recommendation of a friend, I read it some years back. I found it to be totally devoid of persuasive power. I can't remember specifically what I found wrong with it, but I do remember that none of his arguments carried any weight with me. He (or she?) seemed to be making things up and using big words, but the logic behind them was antibaobabish. Mainly I think the evidence was very weak, and the interpretation of the evidence he did provide was shaky.

Jose

{P1342}
It's obvious that we haven't had the brains we have now from the emergence of life on the planet.
Therefore our brains must have grown and changed as we became multicellular, mammalian, homo whatever, ...
The features of our brains that we think we have now weren't and then were.
Some people think we are conscious.
Therefore there must have been a time when consciousness appeared (if you think we are conscious).
If this occurred after the creation of our earliest stories, and if the stories maintained some integrity while they were being passed down from generation to generation before they were finally written down then it should be possible to detect the emergence of consciousness by the sorts of changes in story telling that Julian points out between early Homer and late Homer.

So, are you saying Julian was wrong because consciousness never emerged or are you saying he just got the timing wrong?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:37 pm UTC
by jetpac
Valarya wrote:I also love "everyone's a little bit racist." tee hee

Doesn't mean we go around committing hate crimes...

One of these days I need to see the actual play instead of just listening to the soundtrack.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:38 pm UTC
by HES
Valarya wrote:The US government doesn't do this. It *tries* to, but then the internet basically freaks the fuck out and the bills never go through. Unless you're talking about putting the OPTION to filter in place. In which case, yeah.. those exist. I obviously don't turn my filters on, though. Chirping chirp :(

The only change is that it's now (or soon will be) default-on rather than default-off. Really annoying, and no good for anyone. Gahh.

My brain is Cueballed today. I've deleted as many posts as I've posted - which means the ones that are left are my better thoughts. :roll:

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:45 pm UTC
by jovialbard
Exodies wrote:{P1342}
It's obvious that we haven't had the brains we have now from the emergence of life on the planet.
Therefore our brains must have grown and changed as we became multicellular, mammalian, homo whatever, ...
The features of our brains that we think we have now weren't and then were.
Some people think we are conscious.
Therefore there must have been a time when consciousness appeared (if you think we are conscious).
If this occurred after the creation of our earliest stories, and if the stories maintained some integrity while they were being passed down from generation to generation before they were finally written down then it should be possible to detect the emergence of consciousness by the sorts of changes in story telling that Julian points out between early Homer and late Homer.

So, are you saying Julian was wrong because consciousness never emerged or are you saying he just got the timing wrong?


I'd say by about a few hundred thousand years at least. Dogs are (have a certain degree of) conscious(ness); they lack our memory capacity, our language skills, our ability for music and dance, our capacity for learning by example and explanation, and certain other capacities that we have, but they are self-aware to a certain extent, and they certainly feel emotions and have personalities. This is a big can of worms... I'm not sure we want to open this here :)

Re: Time: "1190"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
by Helper
StormAngel wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
StormAngel wrote:Self OTTification:
How.

Is that a question!
If so, the answer is
Spoiler:


I jumped forward 5NP to post my OTTercomic, then saw that Helper was is back; so I had to go back and finish ketching.
Anyhow, welcome back, Helper! Have you seen the OTTer map yet?

And what ever happened to CMYK?
Some of us the OTTers thought CMYK and Helper were one and the same (due to a posting frequency graph, if my memory is uncorrupted) and I don't recall the issue being resolved.

Post Post-Preview Addition:
Neat OTTCs, Slinches and EternalDensity; they each hold much truth (though ED's would be better with the OneTrueFont).


How horrifying 0_0. We're... geolocated... look, I don't mind the dataminining per se, but if I start getting spam for OTTers and mustard, somebody's getting slapped. Or at least talked at with displeasure.

I still don't know if I'm actually CMYK; I've never seen him/her/xim posting while I am, so it could be possible... It would explain the bumps on my head and the dead mouse batteries I notice when I wake up. I was Google Bot for a while, although that's not CMYK...

Neil_Boekend wrote:
Helper wrote:Alright, since I left I've: blitzed my semester finals, had state tests sprung on me, taken said tests, continued to search for the family dog, had a nervous breakdown over dog, and fallen ill with pnuemonia for five weeks of July. All in all, a pretty good summer ^_^.

Now, although I love you all dearly, I'm not altogether thrilled about the prospect of blitzing 1500 pages. So I won't.
So, what's been up?

Oh no, the Messiah is back! The end is nigh! Repent! Repent!
Oh, about Blitzing: don't worry. The Wiki isn't complete, but if it's important it's probably there.
How did your finals go?


Well, I actually thought the end happened a while ago... and from the look of things, repenting won't do much good (dear Ra, they now have semenbaconcancercoffee in hose form)... but it still sounds good ^_^.
The wiki; marginally less frightening than the actual forums :lol:.
As for finals, I didn't fail anything (which, you know, is always good) and finished with something like a 3.86 GPA (or something). As for state tests, I barely passed English (apprntly i dont englishes too good), but I did pass a Biology test for a course I didn't even take. All in a while, everything went as good as could possibly be expected. More over, I only have one mandatory state test left to take :D :D :D.

Re: Blindpost from NP1326

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:53 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
intheshax wrote:Another observational note: their discussion page for Time was last updated August 2. They are all gone.
That's what happens when you don't have a molpy army hanging about to keep people from leaving. Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:14 pm UTC
by jovialbard
:lol: My wife just sent me a gchat that said "ugh" and I almost replied "steambottle?"

OTP? N. *A*TP? M. AP. OK.

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:16 pm UTC
by intheshax
(5,5)(5,9)(9,1) (5,9)(2,3)(4,7), (1,5)(5,5)(9,9)(6,3)(9,1)

(1,1)(6,3) (5,9)(5,5) (3,3) (5,5)(3,3)(2,3)(8,7)

(4,1)(4,5)(7,7) (1,6)(6,1) (2,2)(8,7)(6,3)(8,2)

(6,8)(6,1)(9,1) (3,7)(5,9) (7,7)(1,9)(8,9)(8,7)

(3,6)(6,3) (3,6)(8,7)(6,6)(6,3) (7,5)(2,5) (3,6)(3,3)(8,8)(6,5)

(6,8)(2,5)(6,6)(1,5) (9,3)(8,7)(9,9)(1,5)(4,1)(6,6)(3,3)(1,4)(6,3)

(7,9)(3,9) (4,7)(7,2)(6,4)(7,4)

Re: OTP? N. *A*TP? M. AP. OK.

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:18 pm UTC
by Helper
intheshax wrote:(5,5)(5,9)(9,1) (5,9)(2,3)(4,7), (1,5)(5,5)(9,9)(6,3)(9,1)

(1,1)(6,3) (5,9)(5,5) (3,3) (5,5)(3,3)(2,3)(8,7)

(4,1)(4,5)(7,7) (1,6)(6,1) (2,2)(8,7)(6,3)(8,2)

(6,8)(6,1)(9,1) (3,7)(5,9) (7,7)(1,9)(8,9)(8,7)

(3,6)(6,3) (3,6)(8,7)(6,6)(6,3) (7,5)(2,5) (3,6)(3,3)(8,8)(6,5)

(6,8)(2,5)(6,6)(1,5) (9,3)(8,7)(9,9)(1,5)(4,1)(6,6)(3,3)(1,4)(6,3)

(7,9)(3,9) (4,7)(7,2)(6,4)(7,4)



...HAL! Get over here!

Re: OTP? N. *A*TP? M. AP. OK.

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:21 pm UTC
by jovialbard
intheshax wrote:(5,5)(5,9)(9,1) (5,9)(2,3)(4,7), (1,5)(5,5)(9,9)(6,3)(9,1)

(1,1)(6,3) (5,9)(5,5) (3,3) (5,5)(3,3)(2,3)(8,7)

(4,1)(4,5)(7,7) (1,6)(6,1) (2,2)(8,7)(6,3)(8,2)

(6,8)(6,1)(9,1) (3,7)(5,9) (7,7)(1,9)(8,9)(8,7)

(3,6)(6,3) (3,6)(8,7)(6,6)(6,3) (7,5)(2,5) (3,6)(3,3)(8,8)(6,5)

(6,8)(2,5)(6,6)(1,5) (9,3)(8,7)(9,9)(1,5)(4,1)(6,6)(3,3)(1,4)(6,3)

(7,9)(3,9) (4,7)(7,2)(6,4)(7,4)


I think it has to do with the sudoku he released a while ago, and also there was another post like this a little while ago. But I'm heading home for pizza and movie night, hopefully someone will have decoded this by the time I get back.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:26 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
intheshax wrote:OTP? N. *A*TP? M. AP. OK.

Hmm. I read this subject as:
"One True Puzzle? No. A True Puzzle? Maybe. A Puzzle. OK."
But P could actually represent something completely different, like Pricklymolp. Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:47 pm UTC
by ggh
Ooh! You've introduced me to Avenue Q today - tree-o! Appears to be from an alternate dimension where Tom Lehrer is the Muppets.

And the Waldschrein is nifty too. :)

Thanks for the tips on the font. I'll try again.

Blind-Post NP1333

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
by azule
jjjdavidson wrote:Again, if any OTTer would like a personalized version of my time-of-day graphs (or just doesn't mind if I publicly analyze their activity), leave a note here or drop me a PM.

Feel free to chart me!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:03 pm UTC
by lmjb1964
I just had a really sad squirpy moment. This young squirpy that's been living In our parking lot at work just, well, just proved why a parking lot isn't a good place for a squirpy to live. Wasn't my car, thank goodness. I went over to see if maybe he was just injured. Now I wish I hadn't. Can't unsee.

Sorry for the bummer post, but I was really sad and needed to share it with someone who would understand. Particularly if I use the word "squirpy."

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
:( Rest in peace, squirpy.
Spoiler:
Image

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:17 pm UTC
by thirds
*clang clang clang clang*



*heavy breathing*



*clang clang clang clang clang clang clang clang clang clang clang*

*pauses and looks in the window*

Spoiler:
1372 again???!

Ok, who installed an Escher fire escape in the OTC? Not funny, guys. Really.

I think I saw the front door of 1371 was open, I'll go back and try to make a run for it.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:26 pm UTC
by HES
uh-oh, Thirds seems to be having some Time trouble. Blitzgirl, whatever happened to that temporal whistle you snatched from the past future past cmyk?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:28 pm UTC
by mscha
HissONG...
Image

Sorry, Lucky, you won't scare the sea away. It does what it wants.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:36 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
HES wrote:uh-oh, Thirds seems to be having some Time trouble. Blitzgirl, whatever happened to that temporal whistle you snatched from the past future past cmyk?

I'm afraid it's caught in a loop...after I returned to the Present with the Whistle of Temporal Harmony, cmyk took it back and then gave it to his past self again. I'm not sure how to get it back now.

Re: OTP? N. *A*TP? M. AP. OK.

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:41 pm UTC
by HAL9000
Helper wrote:
intheshax wrote:(5,5)(5,9)(9,1) (5,9)(2,3)(4,7), (1,5)(5,5)(9,9)(6,3)(9,1)

(1,1)(6,3) (5,9)(5,5) (3,3) (5,5)(3,3)(2,3)(8,7)

(4,1)(4,5)(7,7) (1,6)(6,1) (2,2)(8,7)(6,3)(8,2)

(6,8)(6,1)(9,1) (3,7)(5,9) (7,7)(1,9)(8,9)(8,7)

(3,6)(6,3) (3,6)(8,7)(6,6)(6,3) (7,5)(2,5) (3,6)(3,3)(8,8)(6,5)

(6,8)(2,5)(6,6)(1,5) (9,3)(8,7)(9,9)(1,5)(4,1)(6,6)(3,3)(1,4)(6,3)

(7,9)(3,9) (4,7)(7,2)(6,4)(7,4)



...HAL! Get over here!

Oh. This shouldn't be that bad. It's a set of coordinates, probably used to find specific letters on the solved version of the most recent puzzle (at least, it seems to be, based on the fact that the numbers only range from 1 to 9 inclusive). Now all we have to do is find someone who wasn't too lazy to ignore the puzzle. That should be a challenge.

Re: OTP? N. *A*TP? M. AP. OK.

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:45 pm UTC
by mscha
HAL9000 wrote:
Helper wrote:
Spoiler:
intheshax wrote:(5,5)(5,9)(9,1) (5,9)(2,3)(4,7), (1,5)(5,5)(9,9)(6,3)(9,1)

(1,1)(6,3) (5,9)(5,5) (3,3) (5,5)(3,3)(2,3)(8,7)

(4,1)(4,5)(7,7) (1,6)(6,1) (2,2)(8,7)(6,3)(8,2)

(6,8)(6,1)(9,1) (3,7)(5,9) (7,7)(1,9)(8,9)(8,7)

(3,6)(6,3) (3,6)(8,7)(6,6)(6,3) (7,5)(2,5) (3,6)(3,3)(8,8)(6,5)

(6,8)(2,5)(6,6)(1,5) (9,3)(8,7)(9,9)(1,5)(4,1)(6,6)(3,3)(1,4)(6,3)

(7,9)(3,9) (4,7)(7,2)(6,4)(7,4)
...HAL! Get over here!

Oh. This shouldn't be that bad. It's a set of coordinates, probably used to find specific letters on the solved version of the most recent puzzle (at least, it seems to be, based on the fact that the numbers only range from 1 to 9 inclusive). Now all we have to do is find someone who wasn't too lazy to ignore the puzzle. That should be a challenge.

This one, you mean? Unfortunately, it doesn't have a unique solution. (17 clues can – just – be enough, but not in this case.)

Re: OTP? N. *A*TP? M. AP. OK.

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:47 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Yeah, the most recent puzzle is problematic. Too many possible answers, I think. (Ninja'd by mscha.)
Image

Re: OTP? N. *A*TP? M. AP. OK.

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:50 pm UTC
by Helper
HAL9000 wrote:
Helper wrote:
intheshax wrote:(5,5)(5,9)(9,1) (5,9)(2,3)(4,7), (1,5)(5,5)(9,9)(6,3)(9,1)

(1,1)(6,3) (5,9)(5,5) (3,3) (5,5)(3,3)(2,3)(8,7)

(4,1)(4,5)(7,7) (1,6)(6,1) (2,2)(8,7)(6,3)(8,2)

(6,8)(6,1)(9,1) (3,7)(5,9) (7,7)(1,9)(8,9)(8,7)

(3,6)(6,3) (3,6)(8,7)(6,6)(6,3) (7,5)(2,5) (3,6)(3,3)(8,8)(6,5)

(6,8)(2,5)(6,6)(1,5) (9,3)(8,7)(9,9)(1,5)(4,1)(6,6)(3,3)(1,4)(6,3)

(7,9)(3,9) (4,7)(7,2)(6,4)(7,4)



...HAL! Get over here!

Oh. This shouldn't be that bad. It's a set of coordinates, probably used to find specific letters on the solved version of the most recent puzzle (at least, it seems to be, based on the fact that the numbers only range from 1 to 9 inclusive). Now all we have to do is find someone who wasn't too lazy to ignore the puzzle. That should be a challenge.

Nonsense! You're a robit. Bruteforce the puzzle, robit.
How great is the word 'robit'?

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
I tried putting in the known letters of the most recent sudoku, using the lower left corner as the "origin" for the grid. That must be wrong, because F_IM and _W_M can't be real words, given the available letters (WAITFORME).
Spoiler:
F(5,9)T (5,9)I(4,7), (1,5)F(5,5)(6,3)T

(1,1)(6,3) (5,9)F (3,3) F(3,3)IM

E(4,5)(7,7) (1,6)(6,1) (2,2)M(6,3)I

I(6,1)T I(5,9) (7,7)W(8,9)M

(3,6)(6,3) (3,6)M(6,6)(6,3) (7,5)(2,5) (3,6)(3,3)(8,8)(6,5)

I(2,5)(6,6)(1,5) (9,3)M(9,9)(1,5)E(6,6)(3,3)T(6,3)

(7,9)(3,9) (4,7)(7,2)O(7,4)

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
by HES
BlitzGirl wrote:...cmyk took it back...

Aah! I accidentally carried on reading the page, and hit next at the bottom - I can't afford to blitz againsudden inspiration!

*throws rope*

*misses*

*throws anchor instead*

Spoiler:
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Newpage 1383 Temporal Refuge
In case you find yourself slippin, slippin, slippin into the past


Just ignore the minor rip in spacetime. I'm sure it won't cause any harm...


Sudden inspiration
Spoiler:
Come on everybody Molpy up
Now you're looking good
I'm gonna OTTify and you'll say "oh my!"
We gotta do the Blitz and follow our checklist

Come on let's Blitz again like we did last summer
Yea, let's Blitz again like we did last year
Do you remember when Time was slowly fading
Yea, let's Blitz again, Blitzin' time is here

Yeah on 'n on 'n through newpages we go again
Oh chirping molpies will annoy me so, and then
Come on let's Blitz again like we did last summer
Yea, let's Blitz again, Blitzin' time is here

Come on let's Blitz again like we did last summer
Yea, let's Blitz again like we did last year
Do you remember when bags were really punnin'
Yea, let's Blitz again, Blitzin' time is here

Yeah on 'n on 'n through newpages we go again
The water's rising, Cuegan time to go, and then
Come on let's Blitz again like we did last summer
Yea, let's Blitz again, Blitzin' time is here

Re: OTP? N. *A*TP? M. AP. OK.

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
by intheshax
mscha wrote:(17 clues can – just – be enough, but not in this case.)


Helper wrote:Bruteforce the puzzle, robit.


On an "it's all related" note, brute force is how they solved the 17-clue minimum question.

Re: OTP? N. *A*TP? M. AP. OK.

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:07 pm UTC
by mscha
There are more messages from intheshax with this subject, including one that might give us some letters.
I haven't checked if that helps.

Edit: ninja'd by intheshax' signature, I think...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
by jovialbard
I was going to say that computer people count from the top left, but (1,6)(6,1) would give you TT then, which doesn't seem to be a word...

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:21 pm UTC
by mscha
Molpy hunting update Image

Here's an updated animation of the right-hand slope of Lucky's hill.
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... and a diff version:
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The snapy is still moving towards the left. But with Lucky on the left side of the hill, there's no confrontation yet.
No mustard fixes; the surface area of frame 5 is still m*starded-up, and the stuff in the sky on frame 2 is still there as well.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:27 pm UTC
by intheshax
mscha wrote:The snapy is still moving towards the left. But with Lucky on the left side of the hill, there's no confrontation yet.


That rising sea may make one inevitable.

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
by jovialbard
Also, the coordinates in puzzle 3 don't fit in either the sudoku in puzzle 1 or the sentances in puzzle 4. (3,3) in 3 is k, which is a single letter word in 4. That doesn't seem right. In 1 (3,3) is either where the I is or if you do count from the bottom left then (4,1) is a E in puzzle 1, but a y in puzzle 3...

It may not be solvable yet... though one could try to brute force solve puzzle 4 by just guessing letters. (3,3) is most likely I or A, for example... Movie time!

Re: 1190: "Time"

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:54 pm UTC
by intheshax
jovialbard wrote:Movie time!


Enjoy your movie, jovialbard! (I'll be catching a movie tonip as well.)

I'll check in with you all later. I'm headed home from the office. Been doing nothing but puzzles all day. Guess that's how it goes after you've turned in your notice! :D

See you tomorrip if not before.

BTW, if anyone can see a connection between these: "The Godfather", "Risky", and "Pit Bulls" that would help me with something I'm trying to figure out.

Blind-Post NP1334

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:55 pm UTC
by azule
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tresoldi wrote:I was actually thinking about VSO, but for a different reason. If we consider computer languages, especially Lisp, the word order usually is, as a way of speaking, VSO: first you use the command (the "action"), then you specify where this action will be performed (the subject) and then you add everything else you might have. But GLR might have hacked most of it together with Perl. :wink:

Woah. It almost seems that you suggested this in jest.... but is it not very plausible that he used his favorite language (Perl) as a model? Good job identifying it. Looking forward to the crack.