1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby owneroperator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:56 am UTC

Also, now that I've noticed the comet looks a little like a dinosaur (see the eye and smile) balancing an egg on its nose I can't unsee it...

Edit: not just any dinosaur... It's a spaceraptor!

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby namniart » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:57 am UTC

Looking at the javascript console log with the page in verbose mode, it looks like the event servers are overloaded. I'm seeing quite a few connection timeouts and errors.

I guess the only thing we can do now is have patience and wait for a successful connection.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:08 am UTC

Separation is successful, although I don't see it in... oh, literally as I'm typing this it updated. Whee!

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby HagarTopeka1 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:09 am UTC

The updater script doesn't seem to push an image upon loading the page, explaining the blank refreshes.

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Separation successful!

The dialogue is reminiscent of the animated ESA videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trljrwTbr4w

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby azule » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:10 am UTC

Randalldamnit! (And this time I mean "damn you, Randall!")

I got a frame once but now it's just blank. Probably server issues.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby rivulatus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:11 am UTC

Whooooo, Exciting times are upon us.

Yea I am only loading blank pics at the moment to. I would be lost if the thread wasn't updating me on what they are showing.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:12 am UTC

WHEEE!

Now I realize the angst of early followers of Time, who worried that if they missed a frame url it would be gone forever. I had a glimpse of that during the meteor Timeframes, but there were only a few of those.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Slugstomper » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:12 am UTC

In the future, when I remember this event, it will be not so much the esa livestream that I remember, as xkcd.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:14 am UTC

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Space selfies.

ETA: The actual space selfies should be coming in in about two hours. :)

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:19 am UTC

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:20 am UTC

Still getting blanks on page reloads, whether from refreshes or from navigating away from the page and returning. Thanks to all of you who are posting the updates, else I'd probably miss most of them.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby rivulatus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:22 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Still getting blanks on page reloads, whether from refreshes or from navigating away from the page and returning. Thanks to all of you who are posting the updates, else I'd probably miss most of them.


Yea, getting the same, it is annoying. Also the forum is lagging a tad for me now.

Looking forward to landing, I am hoping for a crash and burn.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:25 am UTC

HagarTopeka1 wrote:The dialogue is reminiscent of the animated ESA videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trljrwTbr4w

Thank you for directing me to these; watching these makes me really happy in a childish-wonder sort of way. Space is cool!
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:26 am UTC

4:25, falling farther away:
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Edit: People need to talk more because I hate double-posting. :oops:
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby eidako » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:33 am UTC

Alright, I need to get some work done, so no more real-time updates to the archive post on the first page. I'll leave my browser open and update it later from history.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:33 am UTC

Thanks for the work on the archive post, eidako!

4:30, still falling
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Flotter » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:40 am UTC

Nice, another Time! Little work will be done today :P

One question though: No ONG?

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:40 am UTC

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:41 am UTC

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Ketchup was eaten by baby spaceraptor.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:43 am UTC

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:44 am UTC

Actually I think the Spaceraptor is hiding behind the egg...
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:53 am UTC

There are two: one behind the egg and one in the egg.

4:45
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I think it's going to land on the word HOURS instead of on the comet.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:54 am UTC

Not even a goodbye? How rude.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:55 am UTC

Watch us get a "goodbye" in a future frame. :wink:

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So close to touchdown on the word HOURS...
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:57 am UTC

Oh shit, it's going to collide with the text.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby TieSoul » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:58 am UTC

I must say, the post/NP ratio of this one is significantly smaller.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby superluminal » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:58 am UTC

The title text has changed to [LIVE].

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby owneroperator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:59 am UTC

When do we get to see yoda?

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:59 am UTC

TieSoul wrote:I must say, the post/NP ratio of this one is significantly smaller.

Doesn't help that the NP are only 5 minutes apart...

4:55
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Okay, we were CHEATED out of that collision right there. I demand to see the frame inbetween 4:50 and 4:55!
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Findel » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:02 am UTC

It's been renamed to "Landing" now.

If it's meant to be updating the image every so often, at the moment it's failing. Using chrome dev tools I can see that a script is attempting to make connections, but the response is timing out.

I think the CDN he is using is having trouble...

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby rivulatus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:02 am UTC

It is dropping off the bottom, are we going to lose the lander in the nothingness that is beyond the bottom of the frame?

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:04 am UTC

Another thing being called!
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:04 am UTC

superluminal wrote:The title text has changed to [LIVE].
Findel wrote:It's been renamed to "Landing" now.

Oh, good catches. I didn't notice them because I don't dare refresh that comic tab. It's still delivering me images. So I still see ... and ???
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby TieSoul » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:05 am UTC

So, how're we going to call this one?
'???'?
Time 2?
The Mayonnaise? Ketchup? Curry?
Landing?

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:06 am UTC

Seems like I have only a few pages to read to catch up...
Luckily not as much reading to do as with Time yet.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:07 am UTC

I don't know if Randall has ever changed his comic title before. What's the thread protocol for that, mods?

Also, what happened to that nice numbering system?
This next frame is named 10:00 for some reason.

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Edit: called the late "BYE".
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby rivulatus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:07 am UTC

And we have lost the lander, with a tearful Bye.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:10 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:Not even a goodbye? How rude.


BlitzGirl wrote:Watch us get a "goodbye" in a future frame. :wink:



Yup. There it is.

But the Lander didn't even say bye back... Poor spacecraft.

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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:14 am UTC

There's Cueball!
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:16 am UTC

10:10
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I guess maybe the timestamp changed because Randall is using GMT now? As in, [LIVE]?
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