1446: "Landing"

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1446: "Landing"

Postby rhomboidal » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:04 am UTC

Image

Title Text: ...

!!!

I can't wait until it discovers the "RoSETI Stone." :P

This deserves first post editing:
eidako wrote:Someone on Reddit made a viewer: defunct website, now malware, removed


and
Klear wrote:I made a gif:
http://i.imgur.com/UTdWEHK.gif

Here's a "real time" version with 5 minutes per frame, if anybody's interested:
http://i.imgur.com/WwMnazb.gif
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:09 am UTC

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby hrasdt » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:10 am UTC

How mysterious.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby eidako » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:10 am UTC

Image is alternating between no image, imgs.xkcd.com/comics/%3F%3F%3F.png, and imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_nn-nn-nn_hash.png. Methinks he's either having difficulties uploading the comic or there's some nerd sniping going on.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby steaxauce » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:13 am UTC

Lazy. That's all I have to say. :p

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby tastycake » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:15 am UTC

Perhaps the image URL has a code in it or something?

r_00-10-00_fUWUYNkxwp.png

cryptologists, help

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Inglonias » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:16 am UTC

steaxauce wrote:Lazy. That's all I have to say. :p



Yeah. Was kind of hoping for a joke or somethung...

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby tastycake » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:17 am UTC

What's with the image URL?

r_00-10-00_fUWUYNkxwp

Is that a code or something? Normally the image URL would be the title of the comic or something.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby nightpool » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:18 am UTC

There seems to be some sort of server/client JS code here, as well some sort of delay. Staying on the page for some random-ish amount of time should trigger new images apparently?

EDIT: still not seeing a lot, except random image loading delays, but apparently there are multiple CDN servers set up to serve these requests? So whatever it is randall is expecting A) a lot of traffic and B) that the images may take some non-negligible amount of CPU power to generate or something? Just a shot in the dark, but its definitely something that looks more interactive then time was.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby xokocodo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:18 am UTC

Am I the only one who senses a "Time" like comic?

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby quolnok » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:19 am UTC

First appearance of Ingmar the mute white stickman?

Frame 1 of "Time 2: Clockstoppers"?


Or simply an art page. Note the artist's absence of lines within the square, what does it mean? The box is larger than usual, but contains nothing. A homage to the idea that the noisiest person is often not the most interesting.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Dipperdap » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:21 am UTC

I think the image changes every 5 minutes.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby S F I R » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:23 am UTC

xokocodo wrote:Am I the only one who senses a "Time" like comic?

I was getting that too! Guess it's time to check it every day, now.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby MahekMody » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:23 am UTC

20 minutes I have been "inspecting elements".
Learned a lot about web design and java scripts, nothing about the comic.

May be it a webdesign education effort.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby eidako » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:24 am UTC

THE ARCHIVE POST
Someone on Reddit made a viewer: expired domain, now malware site. Link removed

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... PSiNYx.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... Iwq84J.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... YNkxwp.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... d3x7BQ.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... KycrmC.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... lfSQHR.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... ADopvO.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... 8SMY1X.png Three hours to separation.
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... bPtxDN.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... hbADHL.png Has anyone ever tried this before?
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... Whoaxd.png I don't think so.
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... CFN0R1.png (small black line)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... hqA5IZ.png (line is getting bigger)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... VGalch.png (bigger)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... UL9lry.png (solar arrays become visible)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... PGfUYh.png (definitely a space probe)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... NMaOSf.png (structure of probe is clear, it's Rosetta)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... YkIBoR.png Ready to begin the pre-delivery burn.
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... mZAIhE.png (probe rotation)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... 4Q8fJF.png (rotation)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... 5WV8Jw.png (rotation)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... ndlY4A.png (probe has rotated almost 180)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... gR9UUR.png (chunk of rock appears to the right)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... QYeX1i.png (the lumpy comet is in full view)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... tpe8BX.png (minor motion)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... mLbfmW.png (motion)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... yInxWI.png (motion)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... g4oyk3.png (motion)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... bYkLeP.png We are go for separation!
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... HKgWnT.png lander: "Yessss!"
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... J5Y7DE.png (as 10 minutes ago)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... Exg8xh.png Time until lander separation: 1 hour
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... BX8Pjp.png 55 minutes
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... dW8EUU.png 50
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... tAcDCd.png 75
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... O5rijO.png 70
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... 8q3HKt.png 65
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... XuFNlD.png 60 lander: "Can I just go now?"
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... RMJ42D.png 60
(missing frame)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... xnUZMi.png 45 lander: "Turning on Sesame. Bzzzzzzzt."
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... De1LFM.png 40 orbiter: "Well it's been a fun 10 years together."
(missing frame)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... NRwSZC.png 30 lander: "Yeah! ... a little boring maybe."
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... u4Qb8G.png 25
(missing frame)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... eSXfiF.png 15 orbiter: "Okay, turning on Concert. I'll send you signals through the comet, once you're down there, so we can measure what's inside it." lander: "Assuming comets even have insides!" orbiter: "I'm, uh, pretty sure they do."
(missing frame)
(missing frame)
(missing frame)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... 1zPjmc.png NONE lander: "Wheee!" (arrow to comet)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... NSG0cv.png orbiter: "Quick, take a picture of me!" lander: "Just take a selfie." orbiter: "Can't. No front-facing camera."
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... lt5aB6.png Time until landing: 6 hours
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... bvpult.png (lander moving away from orbiter)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... enh317.png (moving away)
Enough real-time updates, I'll leave my browser open and update later from my history.
Nevermind, just use the link at the top or follow the images in this thread.

Comic updates every five minutes. Image url is in the format r_hh-mm-ss_hash.png. Hash is probably to prevent people from viewing future frames.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Ptarr » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:26 am UTC

xokocodo wrote:Am I the only one who senses a "Time" like comic?
Well, the http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_nn-nn-nn_hash.png does look like a timestamp, increasing every 5 minutes, so it has a certain "time" feel.

But I suspect that he's just trolling us.

Oh, and BTW, the image is perfectly white with a perfectly black 1-pixel border right now - no hidden things.Edit: darn, how could I have missed that one #fefefe pixel. Shame on me.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby nightpool » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:26 am UTC

Someone on Reddit suggested that it might be linked to the Rosetta Comet landing.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Miike » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:30 am UTC

If I had to guess, I'd say that the end of the URL is some sort of code. "8MxxPSiNYx" for the first one, for example.

Previous comics seem to have images titled after the comic, so I feel like there's a reason for the seemingly random assignations here.

Of course, that reason could just be "I can't call all these images 'blank_white_comic.jpg'".

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Sakana » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:30 am UTC

Somebody with more ambition (and less need for sleep) than me should probably cobble something together to pull down each image just in case.
Or even just make a note of the URL, since they seem to be staying valid after they get phased out (for now, at least.)

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Penetenziagite » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:31 am UTC

Not 100% sure but I sense this comic has a link with the Rosetta mission?
It's supposed to land on 11:00 Eastern time on Wednesday 12/11/14....

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby TimeV2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:33 am UTC

If you do a difference between consecutive images, there are two pixels that differ by a very small amount. They currently are appearing near the left side of the frame, about a third of a way down. The pixels that differ aren't the same pair between each pair of frames. They appear to be following some sort of path. When I wake I suspect there will be sites and religions dedicated to this.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby zzyss » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:34 am UTC

I'm going to go with innocent mistake/bug.

EDIT: damn.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby eidako » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:35 am UTC

We have an image! Three hours to separation.

edit: And now it's blank again.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Baha » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:36 am UTC

There's actually one offwhite pixel in each image after the first, and it's moving to the right over time

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Penetenziagite » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:36 am UTC

Called it :)

I mean.... no really.. it was there! I am not making this up... it really said three hou... guys... guys? :(

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Morfos » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:41 am UTC

...Is he getting divorced on California time?

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby rmuir » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:43 am UTC

Note the first 6 images had a single off-white pixel moving from the left of the frame.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:43 am UTC

At first I thought he was pulling his lazy comic (blank to screw with us) card, but apparently he's decided to be tricky instead.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:44 am UTC

The good folks in the OTT are apparently already archiving the progression of images for this comic.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Link » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:45 am UTC

*Looks at comic.*
*Looks at thread author.*

It's Time 2!

Did anyone notice the JavaScript?

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby modulusshift » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:47 am UTC

Guys, it's Rosetta. He's talking about the Rosetta lander launch in 3 hours or so.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby moops » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:47 am UTC

"HAS ANYONE EVER TRIED THIS BEFORE?"

image updates over time.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:50 am UTC

Clearly it's a promo for the OTTer meetup.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:51 am UTC

I left the blank image to go to the bathroom and two text boxes appeared in the meantime.

"Has anyone tried this before?"
"I don't think so."
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:55 am UTC

Repost from OTT: The bad thing is that it doesn't work without Javascript (which generates the image URL). That makes writing a bot for it (archiving images) very difficult. Maybe an browser-userscript-bot?
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby philth » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:56 am UTC

Blank again

Edit: the dash! Missed it on this small phone!
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby rbos » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:57 am UTC

Intriguing.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby dg61 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:57 am UTC

And here I was going to make a smartass post about the history of all-white painting and monochrome in art.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby eidako » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:58 am UTC

I'm linking all of the frames as they come, up above.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:59 am UTC

philth wrote:Blank again


That's not blank.

Look! There's a thing.

A little black line thing.


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