1190: "Time"

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KEEP CALM AND KETCHUP ON

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:11 am UTC

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ETA Apparently i'm not doONG this right, but I'm not sure why.

Decree: Tell me how I screwed up the ONG. :( Oh wait, I fixed it. Now I have to come up with another decree. Find me a cheaper flight to Germany than $1200. Or figure out how we'll get into Phantasialand.

And hey, Neil's dead again!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:15 am UTC

ZoomanSP wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:There will be an OTTER conference in Bochum (de) on 13 feb 2015 organised by Sustainibilizer. There is talk about going to Phantasia land somewhere around then because that is really close (spatially).

I don't want to mustard y'all's?! travel plans, but Phantasialand will only open for its summer season on March 28.

Oops. That means I have to work on my fence climbing skills. Does anyone know how to operate rollercoasters?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:53 am UTC

There's still opportunity for a detour to the isle d'if.

Or does France close for the winter too?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:49 am UTC

If any thread could it would be this one.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:52 am UTC

This thread is so meta our meetup is a scientific conference about this thread.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:15 am UTC

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Re: KEEP CALM AND KETCHUP ON

Postby Sustainabilizer » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:09 am UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:Decree. Find me a cheaper flight to Germany than $1200.

A web search for “flight sfo fra February 2015” brought me to a page where Air France is offering round-trip flights between Frankfurt and San Francisco below EUR 500 (~ USD 622).

If you want us to help you with your travel, drop me a PM or an email at sustainabilizer@chirpingmustard.com (or any of my other addresses).

lmjb1964 wrote:Or figure out how we'll get into Phantasialand.

I'm sorry, but I doubt that our group will be seaish enough that we can persuade them to open specifically for us.

What about other activities? We have castles. (And other things.)
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Postby NoMouse » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:58 am UTC

Oh, finally ketchuped!
This thread went crazy in the last NPs. The posting rate first accelerated to a speed not seen in mips only to slow down to a molpish meta-analysis with seaishly long posts that were so interesting I had to read almost all of them.

Just one thought on the meta discussion about sustainability: there have been thoughts that one of the reason this thread is so conflict-free or at least conflict-self-dampeningm is because we are quite a small community where we know each other. While this is surely true to some degree, it's still weird. Because in my experience in too riverish communities people ultimately tend to get on each other's nerves exactly because they know each other; if not all the time then at least once in a while. And that's the exact opposite of the OTT - this place is probably getting more and more molpish as Time goes... So this is truly a unique experience and we should be proud of it.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:13 pm UTC

While molpying about the pastpages todip, I stumbled across Newpage 1400 which had as a decree epitaphs for long-lost OTTers. I picked out a few that are relevant to recent re-joiners:
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---------We still Wait For It.
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--- Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:37 am (NP 287) --- Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:46 pm (NP 1343)
--- The Outside's demands took their toll; may you blitz back to us some dip.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:30 pm UTC

In the new What-if:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:31 pm UTC

OMR that means GLR is reading the OTT! [/nostalgia]
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Re: KEEP CALM AND KETCHUP ON

Postby yappobiscuits » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:01 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:Or figure out how we'll get into Phantasialand.

Fling ourselves over the walls with giant trebuchets!

Or just borrow mrob's tardis and travel forward a month so they'll just let us in.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:41 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:While molpying about the pastpages todip, I stumbled across Newpage 1400 which had as a decree epitaphs for long-lost OTTers. I picked out a few that are relevant to recent re-joiners:
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Wow, I totally missed this - I guess I was late to my own funeral? I kinda cheated on the blitz (obviously), but I've been trying to keep up lately, and occasionally browsing back through the archives. It's good to be back though :-D

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Re: KEEP CALM AND KETCHUP ON

Postby tresoldi » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:02 pm UTC

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lmjb1964 wrote:Decree. Find me a cheaper flight to Germany than $1200.

A web search for “flight sfo fra February 2015” brought me to a page where Air France is offering round-trip flights between Frankfurt and San Francisco below EUR 500 (~ USD 622).


The cheaper Porto Alegre-Frankfurt flight I found is more than U$ 2000 :(
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1190: "Time"

Postby AarexTiaokhiao » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:20 pm UTC

78 minutes between this post and previous post.

EDIT: Also newpices 14000 - 14999 has no post 40 each page! (xxxx:40)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:06 pm UTC

AarexTiaokhiao wrote:78 minutes between this post and previous post.

EDIT: Also newpices 14000 - 14999 has no post 40 each page! (xxxx:40)


While the rapid posts of the before times were certainly exciting, the current pace makes it easier for those of us with limited free time1190 to keep up. Besides, all you have to do is Keep Calm and Wait for It2380


off-topicAnyone care to find a unit in which 1190 is an 'interesting'deja vu interval
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Some guy named "Randall Munroe" wrote it. Do you know him?

Anyway, I was curious how would they solve Randall's handwriting - was a little bit afraid they would replace it with some comic style computer font. But no, it's handwritten too! Either GLR himself is writing all the international editions or someone here did a pretty good job at imitating Randall's manuscript (especially those typical T's with tilted top line overhanging the next letter made me happy :mrgreen: ). The translation seems to be fine too (so far; I have read just first 7 chapters), that was my second worry because many times I've been annoyed by incorrect translations of some sciencey stuff. And not only those really technical terms - for example wrongly translated billions, trillions, etc. (because we use long scale, while English mostly uses short scale) are an evergreen. But I guess since this is a whole book about science and not a movie starring one science guy, they've been paying attention to it.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:55 pm UTC

That title sounds way cooler than "What If?" :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby htom » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:57 pm UTC

pelrigg wrote:(Per Page Pope DecreeA) I believe I've mentioned htom before as someone I haven't seen in a while:

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---------"My attachment to Outside has been beyond sticky.  This is a blind post, I've got about fifty pages to ketchup starting tomorrow.
            Wait for it"
---------We wait for your return and your next post.
---------We still Wait For It.
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Smack me with a wet WP:TROUT ! Thank you, perigg, for the obit, and BlitzGirl for finding it.

Hmm, a bit more than 2000 pages to ketchup. A great advantage is that we're not creating 20 pages a day. Another is that there are not New NewPics to ponder. I'm going to think about that before committing to it. How'd you do it, BlitzGirl?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby sdnelso2 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:21 pm UTC

This thread is truly mind-boggling. You have your own language. You are your own unique, self-contained internet community. If I took 5 minutes per page in blitzing (in order to actually comprehend what was being said, instead of just skimming), I would have to read for close to 7 days, non stop, before I could be caught up, and even then I don't know if I'd fully appreciate or comprehend all the meta-meta-references and events happening, because I didn't experience the Time comic unfolding live.

/slow clap of approval

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:29 pm UTC

*bows*

Thank you. It just sorta happened. If you want to join you don't need to read everything. Just read the wiki (sorry, haven't got the link at the moment)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby sdnelso2 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:32 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:If you want to join...

My engineering classes require my attention. But perhaps one day.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sustainabilizer » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:41 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:Just read the wiki (sorry, haven't got the link at the moment)

http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/XKCD_Time_Wiki

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Neil_Boekend wrote:If you want to join...

My engineering classes require my attention. But perhaps one day.

As the Wiki says:
There are many ways to enjoy Time. The best way is the one that best suits you. This can change. Do not feel you must enjoy Time the way anyone else does if that way does not suit you. Do not feel you must continue enjoying Time the same way if it stops suiting you.
Take your Time. Read and post as few or as much as you like. You are welcome here. :)


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SecondTalon wrote:It also helps that a lot of the forum is around the same age - a few years ago it was early 20s, and now it's mid 20s.

According to our polls, this is not the case in the OTT whose participants are much more diverse – in age, in interests, and other things. And nevertheless they are a sustainable community.

That's a miracle – a singularity. I want to understand it, so I can create conditions which further it to happen again⁶. Thus the conference I'm inviting you to.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:01 pm UTC

sdnelso2 wrote:This thread is truly mind-boggling. You have your own language. You are your own unique, self-contained internet community. If I took 5 minutes per page in blitzing (in order to actually comprehend what was being said, instead of just skimming), I would have to read for close to 7 days, non stop, before I could be caught up, and even then I don't know if I'd fully appreciate or comprehend all the meta-meta-references and events happening, because I didn't experience the Time comic unfolding live.

/slow clap of approval


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Postby AluisioASG » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:02 pm UTC

tresoldi wrote:The cheaper Porto Alegre-Frankfurt flight I found is more than U$ 2000 :(

GRU-DUS is $949 ;)
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HES wrote:There's still opportunity for a detour to the isle d'if.

Yup, just 10 hours by train.
What? We have planes over here too!
(I considered heading only to Geneva, but somehow it takes the same 10 hours.)

NoMouse wrote:I got a delayed present today. It's a book called "Co kdyby?".

So, I saw in your screen there's a Brazilian edition as well.
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What if a book cover was colored mustard green?

In any case, it goes to the to-read list. Current wishitem is The Naked Sun.

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At first I thought it was a cemetery. lol
But yay, thanks. Loved it.

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Yes.

There is going to be an election in about a week to choose a new CS course coordinator. Apparently no one wants that post.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:59 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:That title sounds way cooler than "What If?" :wink:

I think the Brazilian one (see post above) sound even much cooler. :)

To follow up on my previous post:
Now I got to the Mole of Moles chapter. And guess what, there are several translators' footnotesf converting the moles into moths (see january1may's and my post from NP 2139)), for example stating that a mole of moths would fill Earth's surface up to 180 meters (contrary to 80 km as in case of a mole of moles). So the translation was done with great care which is absolutely molpish.

f Yes, the apostrophe is correct, it was actually translated by two people (that's how hard it was, I guess)
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Postby Link » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:19 pm UTC

Image Seaish ketchup was seaish.

For the first Time in ages, I had an extra free dip todip (in addition to the wipend, which is rarely free anyway). My workload finally appears to be getting somewhat less Zanclean as well.

It's really treeish that so many Old Ones are returning! Looks like Landing flushed quite a few of them out of the basement. And there are lots of Revealers the Recent as well. Hi everymolpy! Image

I've finally started working on AUTOMOME again; the first major work I've done on it since mid-Commandment. (I'm nowhere near a new release yet, so Wait for it.)

So yeah, just dropping by to say hello. Hello!

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Re: It's become fluid once again.

Postby tresoldi » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:41 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
tresoldi wrote:The cheaper Porto Alegre-Frankfurt flight I found is more than U$ 2000 :(

GRU-DUS is $949 ;)
Sometimes I forget I'm not the only Brazillian OTTer.


Well, I was born in Italy, but I suppose I am now more a Brazilian than an Italian. Still, if we are close we can meet in Santa Catarina (should be half-way, right?) and held our own meeting! :D Not to mention that a beach in Brazil on 02/15 should be a good place to hang out, geek as we might be.

But really, how can Porto Alegre-São Paulo be so expansive?

AluisioASG wrote:So, I saw in your screen there's a Brazilian edition as well.
Spoiler:
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What if a book cover was colored mustard green?

In any case, it goes to the to-read list. Current wishitem is The Naked Sun.


I saw it yesterday at the Porto Alegre book fair, but they were selling it at R$ 60, almost twice the price at Cultura or Amazon. (and, suddenly, I become one of those people complaining about the price of all and everything... :P)
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ATTACK ITS WEAK POINT FOR BUFFYHATTED LOOPIST

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:08 pm UTC

Sustainabilizer wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Decree. Find me a cheaper flight to Germany than $1200.

A web search for “flight sfo fra February 2015” brought me to a page where Air France is offering round-trip flights between Frankfurt and San Francisco below EUR 500 (~ USD 622).

If you want us to help you with your travel, drop me a PM or an email at sustainabilizer@chirpingmustard.com (or any of my other addresses).

lmjb1964 wrote:Or figure out how we'll get into Phantasialand.

I'm sorry, but I doubt that our group will be seaish enough that we can persuade them to open specifically for us.

What about other activities? We have castles. (And other things.)

Baobabs, that's a much better price! It's like, two times better than what I had! Someone had mentioned Dusseldorf, so I was looking at the airport. Hadn't really, uh, looked at a map to see exactly where I was going (well, allegedly--I'm still a 0.5. Well, maybe a 0.6) and what it was near. What about flying into Cologne or Bonn? How is transportation between Bochum and various airports?

As far as Phantasialand, I wasn't really thinking of getting special permission. I was thinking more of yappo's solutions. :wink: But castles are of courses treeish as well.


NoMouse wrote:Oh, finally ketchuped!
This thread went crazy in the last NPs. The posting rate first accelerated to a speed not seen in mips only to slow down to a molpish meta-analysis with seaishly long posts that were so interesting I had to read almost all of them.

Just one thought on the meta discussion about sustainability: there have been thoughts that one of the reason this thread is so conflict-free or at least conflict-self-dampeningm is because we are quite a small community where we know each other. While this is surely true to some degree, it's still weird. Because in my experience in too riverish communities people ultimately tend to get on each other's nerves exactly because they know each other; if not all the time then at least once in a while. And that's the exact opposite of the OTT - this place is probably getting more and more molpish as Time goes... So this is truly a unique experience and we should be proud of it.

m Yes, I just completely made that term up

Yeah, that's a good point. I'll have to ponder that.

And I would totally download a firstpost.

Hey, that book you got looks really interesting. I wonder what it's about?


balthasar_s wrote:In the new What-if:
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In BFTF-389:
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How did she

ETA: SBNinja'd

:shock:

balthasar_s wrote:IF EVERY OTTER IN THE MOUNTAINS SCHIZOBLITZED A MEOWLPY AT THE SPARROW-RAPTOR AT THE SAME TIME, WOULD IT CHONGE SUSTAINABILITY? -- automome
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I'd highly recommend following the first commandment.
-- posted by bothasar_p

Excellent question, square-glasses guy. Excellent question.

sdnelso2 wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:If you want to join...

My engineering classes require my attention. But perhaps one day.

Well, you can always just stop by now and then. We'll be happy to see you.

Hm. I see Neil's sig has changed again, to some <computery stuff>. I wonder what it means.
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Re: Emotional Ketchup

Postby manvandmaan » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:26 pm UTC

OH MY RANDALL YOU GUYS!

I have a lot to answer to!
Spoilered because longpost.
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azule wrote:Hey, manvandmaan. Glad to see you again, here. :) BTW, how do you pronounce your name?

I pronounce my name correctly.
In case you also want to do that: Google Translate knows how! just press the speakerthingy!
manvandmaan, should have been manvandemaan, but I typed too fast :p It's Dutch and means "man of the moon"

lmjb1964 wrote:
manvandmaan wrote:said things
responded to those things

You are right. Social awkwardness should not be a reason not to go and after reading all those nice comments and interesting views on this little thread of beauty, a three hour drive seems worth it! So I'm gonna start figuring out ways to get there! I haven't been this excited since ESA put that thing on the other thing! (even though they didn't fire the harpoons)

BlitzGirl wrote: Please do come to the conference if you can, manvandmaan. The more the molpier!
Ooh, and I'd love a croissant. :D It's awesomeful to have you back, Croissant Man!

Well, since you ask so friendly, I will! It's awesomeful to be back! *throws some croissants-in-a-tin*

BlitzGirl wrote:And now, before I forget and post again on a different topic, I have a knighting to do. Image

I, BlitzGirl, Knight Temporal of the One True Comic, bestow upon thee, manvandmaan, née man van de maan, former (never was) Grand Mason of the now abolished SandMasons, the Knighthood Temporal, in recognition of the first splitting of the OTC into periods, earliest haiku posted to the needle-pulled thing, and generous gifting of croissants to all. Arise, and continue Waiting for it!

I'm so honoured to be knighted by the great BlitzGirl!
Henceforth, my knightly name shall be: Sir Coolbeans, Old One, Grand Periodeer, Master of Croissants, Bringer of a Haiku and also Thing of Things

THE SEA IS BIG!

BlitzGirl wrote:

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--- IN MEMORIAM --------------------------------------------------------
--- manvandmaan, Old One, Bringer of Scrumptious Croissants
--- Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:22 am (NP 7) --- Fri May 17, 2013 1:45 pm (NP 651)
--- Your last sneeze echoes through the pastposts.  I hope it was not a
--- harbinger of an unTIMEly illness that stole you from us too soon.
---------------------------------------------------------BlitzGirl -----

This. How can I not come to a meeting with people like this. I can not can not come to that meeting, that's how! I don't get it either.

If I can leave for more then 1500 NewPages and still be welcomed back with the same warmth and kindness as back in the day, then that, for me, means this community has succeeded! This thread and you people are things of beauty!

I'm glad I'm still a little part of it! Thank you.
Congratz BlitzGirl BlitzRandir!
Godspeed to all the OTT travelers! I am one of you now!

- Former (Never was) Grand Mason of the now abolished SandMasons (which off course never existed)
- The Croissant Man (or Period Guy, whatevs)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:34 pm UTC

Doesa all the bftf and chronotranspondering count as time travel? No one is actually travelling.

I once made a film (not translated to English yet). And in part of its plot
Spoiler:
I invite my future self and ask him if they have discovered time travel in the future. He didn't want to answer so we still don't know.


Some of the recent automome ONGtexts are hard to believe they've been autogenerated.
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SUDDENLY, CUPCAKES. THOUSANDS OF THEM!

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:56 pm UTC

balthavandemaan β(pretend that's superscripted) wrote:Doesa all the bftf and chronotranspondering count as time travel? No one is actually travelling.

I once made a film (not translated to English yet). And in part of its plot
Spoiler:
I invite my future self and ask him if they have discovered time travel in the future. He didn't want to answer so we still don't know.




Some of the recent automome ONGtexts are hard to believe they've been autogenerated.

If there is Time travel happening, it's only the words that are doing it. So I guess they could be knights temporal. Or words temporal.

And Automome just likes to mess with us.

Manvandemaan--shoot, I was going to say something and now I forgot. I think it was something about firing harpoons at the conference to make up for the other ones that didn't fire. Or something.
Oh, and I love the title.

In other news, I'm going to Portland tonight to hang out with friends. Yay!

βDid I do that right?

ETA stuff. And then some more stuff.
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Re: ATTACK ITS WEAK POINT FOR BUFFYHATTED LOOPIST

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:01 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:Hm. I see Neil's sig has changed again, to some <computery stuff>. I wonder what it means.

It is the most evil code I had seen in years. A long time ago there were some things possible on websites that should never have been. And I am not talking about hacking. You see, once all the browsers accepted the <blink> tag. It made text blink, which also means that it's really hard to read. Whole paragraphs were blinking. Since this was extremely irritating it was removed from the internet. As far as I know all modern browses just ignore it.

That code brings it back.
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flicky1991 wrote:I'm being quoted too much!

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There isn't enough time

Postby HES » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:13 pm UTC

Words, pople, molpishness. Ketchup, work, conflict. Seaish, riverish, zanclean.
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SHORTDO USED GOAT! IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE!

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:16 pm UTC

Neil the ghost wrote:It is the most evil code I had seen in years. A long time ago there were some things possible on websites that should never have been. And I am not talking about hacking. You see, once all the browsers accepted the <blink> tag. It made text blink, which also means that it's really hard to read. Whole paragraphs were blinking. Since this was extremely irritating it was removed from the internet. As far as I know all modern browses just ignore it.

That code brings it back.

So, not only are you dead, you've also become evil. I see. :twisted:

Speaking of evil, the gremlins in my computer have decided suddenly to remove my ability to quote again. I had been quoting happily away earlier. Epsilon.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tresoldi » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:34 pm UTC

New post on Beanish: what if Rosetta's Unglish errors can teach us something about our favorite language?

http://beanishlang.wordpress.com/2014/11/14/rosettas-errors/

By the way, did someone collect all the hypothesis on what is written in Rosetta's blurred Unglish? I used the transcriptions found in the wiki and my poor eye, but hopefully someone is better at deciphering it than me!
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