HarpyRotter wrote:StratPlayer wrote:vvn wrote:HarpyRotter wrote:I want to know this. Why has it been assumed that the pix filenames are hashes of anything? In my view, they are simply random strings.
That is also a theory that has been put forward. But, not one that causes much conversation. If it's random, it's random. If it's a hash, we might be able to figure it out.
Wait. What??? I thought the filename was just "time.png"
The reason the filenames are not just time.png, but are rather individually named, is so that we can "look back into the past" and retrieve past frames from the server. The names are not simple names, such as time_1.png, time_2.png, etc, because Randall most likely works on a bunch of frames, and then leaves them at the server and goes on with his life. If the filenames were easy to guess, we could instead "peek at the future", which kind of defeats the purpose of the comic.
Again -- please don't take my smart-assery as a jab towards you, or let it influence your desire to join us and contribute. All are welcome here, and I'm very happy to have contributions from everyone who visits!
But I do find a bit of a warped, but good-natured, sense of humor is a requirement for any long involvement in this thread...