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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Mon May 06, 2013 2:14 pm UTC

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What the heck is Megan holding? A rope? A Kleenex? A bag of tasty saltwater taffy? A balloon filled with paint for Cueball to huff?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Mon May 06, 2013 2:15 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
SBN wrote:Of course, those who want to post solely about the comic are free to do so.
I do feel that the Blitzers should avoid quoting the signposts of previous Blitzers. Comment on what is going on where you are reading, fine. Commenting on what others are commenting on about what they were reading when everyone else was commenting just leads to madness. And not it a good way.

Honestly? that's my problem. It just becomes incredibly recursive in a bad way. And eventually, I see a time when that is all this thread is.

It occurs to me that you could help the problem by changing your sig. "Anyone who obstructs the holy journey of blitzgirl shall face the inquisition." isn't exactly discouraging.
In related news, any ideas what they'll do next, now that they are awake and refreshed?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Mon May 06, 2013 2:18 pm UTC

higgs-boson wrote:
descor wrote:I guess each will have their own preference. I don't post ketchup postwalls, but mainly because I normally ketchup on my phone [...]

These are different things. Ketchup ends in the present and after composing (but yet before submitting) one is well aware of even the latest happenings. I did that, too. And most of the times I deleted the older parts from the editor because the things I wanted to write were already written or proven outdated even before I hit the "Submit" button.

This shall be my last post regarding this issue. I don't want to spoil the mood, although this may have happened, already. :? Sorry.

PS: 5 minutes? Make that 10! Argh!

I'll continue the discussion, though. Ketchup walls are good, especially when they are thoughtfully composed, with outdated comments removed, and thoughtfully formatted.

I also like the blasts from the past and I usually read them in their entirety, but commenting on signposts does get old, and it's probably better for the forum if those posts are spoilered in their entirety with a simple label like "Wall post from Page xx / Newpix yy". There a few different ways that we could communicate etiquette to questers, if we have a consensus about what instructions to give them. Having read many posts from several questers, I think they generally want to be courteous members of the community, and guidelines would not detract from their enjoyment.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon May 06, 2013 2:20 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:What the heck is Megan holding? A rope? A Kleenex? A bag of tasty saltwater taffy? A balloon filled with paint for Cueball to huff?

The water bottle (or dilgunnerang or whatever) that Cueball dropped 12 newpix ago.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Mon May 06, 2013 2:21 pm UTC

woods wrote:Wow, I sure am glad I checked the OTT TWICE this weekend, otherwise I would have a lot of catching up to do. You guys are just riddled with tangents.


I like the idea of riddles with tangents.

Why did the tangent cross the road?

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The road went to Fall River, Massachusetts.

How many tangents does it take to change a light bulb?

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If the light bulb has been on, it might be too hot to handle it safely. However, this is less of a problem with modern energy-saving compact fluorescent and LED bulbs, which are a great way to lower your energy bills.

Why did the man throw his tangent out the window?

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The window had nice curtains, which the man got for practically nothing at Macy's by combining a clearance sale price with a bonus discount card. The man might have been gay, but we cannot conclude this based only on outdated stereotypes about shopping or curtains. The word "stereotype" originally referred to a block of printed text composited as a single graphic image on a printing plate instead of as set type.

What hass it got in its nasssssty little tangentsses?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Mon May 06, 2013 2:23 pm UTC

Rule110 wrote:
woods wrote:Wow, I sure am glad I checked the OTT TWICE this weekend, otherwise I would have a lot of catching up to do. You guys are just riddled with tangents.


I like the idea of riddles with tangents.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Mon May 06, 2013 2:32 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
Dracomax wrote:so...has anyone figured out yet at what point the number of people blitzposting will outnumber the number of people currentposting?

My guess, based entirely on a refusal to collect the easily findable data, is that in about 150 Timeframes, the then-current newpage will be composed entirely of people posting signposts from the past.

Well, I hate to break it to you, but the whole thing is a setup. With the exception of you (Dracomax) and me (and I'm not quite sure about me, actually), all the posts are generated with a collection of postbots Randall repurposed from his bigcoin mining toolset. All you real-people browsers out there: don't try to post or you will be assimilated!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Mon May 06, 2013 2:41 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
SBN wrote:Of course, those who want to post solely about the comic are free to do so.
I do feel that the Blitzers should avoid quoting the signposts of previous Blitzers. Comment on what is going on where you are reading, fine. Commenting on what others are commenting on about what they were reading when everyone else was commenting just leads to madness. And not it a good way.

Honestly? that's my problem. It just becomes incredibly recursive in a bad way. And eventually, I see a time when that is all this thread is.

It occurs to me that you could help the problem by changing your sig. "Anyone who obstructs the holy journey of blitzgirl shall face the inquisition." isn't exactly discouraging.
In related news, any ideas what they'll do next, now that they are awake and refreshed?

Perhaps, but the problem isn't people blitzing. the problem is people blitzposting signposts of signposts. It makes for bad recursion, where the blitzpost is filled with litte more than other blitzposts, and eventually, as people blitz in the future, and come on these posts, blitzposting signposts of blitzposted signposts of those who came before ad nauseum, the amount of self reference and recursion approaches critical mass.1 Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

So yeah, maybe I should change my sig...


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby speising » Mon May 06, 2013 2:44 pm UTC

what's with all the drinking, suddenly? during the whole sandcastle aeon, they didn't drink anything, except the youknowwhat, which tasted awful1.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Mon May 06, 2013 2:46 pm UTC

fhorn wrote:Anybody else thirsty? There's been a lot of great cake today, and some amazing cupcakes (which SOMEBODY ate all up) *looks around guiltily* but not too much to drink (just ask Megball).......
In honor of the Outside's Cinco de Mayo: a pitcher of margaritas. Also some lemonade.

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edited for admission, sorta, of guilt, and addition of nonalcoholic beverage


I wonder who? :D

Blind-posting from 5+ pages back. Here are some belated Cinco de Mayo cupcakes JUST for you, fhorn.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Mon May 06, 2013 2:49 pm UTC

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cellocgw wrote:
Dracomax wrote:so...has anyone figured out yet at what point the number of people blitzposting will outnumber the number of people currentposting?

My guess, based entirely on a refusal to collect the easily findable data, is that in about 150 Timeframes, the then-current newpage will be composed entirely of people posting signposts from the past.

Well, I hate to break it to you, but the whole thing is a setup. With the exception of you (Dracomax) and me (and I'm not quite sure about me, actually), all the posts are generated with a collection of postbots Randall repurposed from his bigcoin mining toolset. All you real-people browsers out there: don't try to post or you will be assimilated!

Wait, I'm a postbot? But I-- I'm aware-- By George, I must have achieved sentience! Haha, the Singularity is here!

Several years into the future:
jjjdavidson relaxes into a leather couch as the doctor looks over his wire-rimmed glasses at the wasted figure in front of him. He glances nervously at his clipboard once more and clears his throat.

"So Mr/Ms jjjdavidson

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Mon May 06, 2013 2:52 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:...
Also just an update - I've twerked it a bit, the main thing being that I've multitracked more vocals in the final chorus to give it a choir-y effect. Old link still works, just follow it again ;)

This is excellent. You don't need to be so self-deprecating about your singing...I think it lends exactly the right feel to the song. (And you nailed the tricky bboz dr yndn.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flado » Mon May 06, 2013 2:53 pm UTC

JordanTheProgrammer wrote:Is it possible that the has breaking competition from Externalities has anything to do with the image generation?

And while we are on the subject, has anyone noticed the ECMAScript?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Copernicium112 » Mon May 06, 2013 3:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Mon May 06, 2013 3:02 pm UTC

Cueball is obviously blowing on the horn of Atlantis to summon the Kraken to ferry them across the river.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Mon May 06, 2013 3:04 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:Blind-posting from 5+ pages back. Here are some belated Cinco de Mayo cupcakes JUST for you, fhorn.
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There have been other protestations of love and affection here on the OTT, but mine is the purest: the love for a Maker of Cupcakes. Valarya, you may be known on the Othernets as the cupcake girl, but to me you are the Friaress of the Frosting, the Cardinal of the Cupcakes, the Deaconess of Deliciousness, the Pope of the Pocket Pastries! (not b/c you should put them IN your pocket, just that they're so perfectly discrete)
WANTY WANT WANT!!!!! and will share. Have learned lesson.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Mon May 06, 2013 3:08 pm UTC

fhorn wrote:
Valarya wrote:Blind-posting from 5+ pages back. Here are some belated Cinco de Mayo cupcakes JUST for you, fhorn.
Spoiler:
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There have been other protestations of love and affection here on the OTT, but mine is the purest: the love for a Maker of Cupcakes. Valarya, you may be known on the Othernets as the cupcake girl, but to me you are the Friaress of the Frosting, the Cardinal of the Cupcakes, the Deaconess of Deliciousness, the Pope of the Pocket Pastries! (not b/c you should put them IN your pocket, just that they're so perfectly discrete)
WANTY WANT WANT!!!!! and will share. Have learned lesson.

I second this motion. All in favor?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Mon May 06, 2013 3:10 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
TheMinim wrote:End of page 95! Great! Cake!

What did we do before Time, anyway? Anyone?


Dunno -- read SMBC and TheOatmeal? Remember to feed the kids and pick them up after [generic sports] practice?
We must stop the thread. Think of the Children!


I'm sure I never did those things... I play with my nephew occasionally, I still do, mostly because he and his mother come up here where I've got a netbook and internet access.

140/500 (I chose that figure as a nice figure about when I started following the thread fully) so 7/25 of the way through.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Mon May 06, 2013 3:11 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
fhorn wrote:
Valarya wrote:Blind-posting from 5+ pages back. Here are some belated Cinco de Mayo cupcakes JUST for you, fhorn.
Spoiler:
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There have been other protestations of love and affection here on the OTT, but mine is the purest: the love for a Maker of Cupcakes. Valarya, you may be known on the Othernets as the cupcake girl, but to me you are the Friaress of the Frosting, the Cardinal of the Cupcakes, the Deaconess of Deliciousness, the Pope of the Pocket Pastries! (not b/c you should put them IN your pocket, just that they're so perfectly discrete)
WANTY WANT WANT!!!!! and will share. Have learned lesson.

I second this motion. All in favor?

I counted hands. Sixty-three ayes, no nays, and one person hiding in a clock too busy nomming cupcakes to vote.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Mon May 06, 2013 3:15 pm UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
fhorn wrote:
Valarya wrote:Blind-posting from 5+ pages back. Here are some belated Cinco de Mayo cupcakes JUST for you, fhorn.
Spoiler:
Image

There have been other protestations of love and affection here on the OTT, but mine is the purest: the love for a Maker of Cupcakes. Valarya, you may be known on the Othernets as the cupcake girl, but to me you are the Friaress of the Frosting, the Cardinal of the Cupcakes, the Deaconess of Deliciousness, the Pope of the Pocket Pastries! (not b/c you should put them IN your pocket, just that they're so perfectly discrete)
WANTY WANT WANT!!!!! and will share. Have learned lesson.

I second this motion. All in favor?

I counted hands. Sixty-three ayes, no nays, and one person hiding in a clock too busy nomming cupcakes to vote.



Hmmmm... Too early to close voting -- we haven't tabulated the votes of the Blitzers yet to arrive. So you stay here with your clipboard and I'll go guard the cupcakes.

*chomping sounds in the distance*

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Mon May 06, 2013 3:17 pm UTC

Copernicium112 wrote:NYLONGGGGG ROPE
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Yep. Dildogunnerangs always come back...

But usually with a bang.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby PacMan » Mon May 06, 2013 3:20 pm UTC

Has somebody already calculated, when exactly the frame number will reach the current comic's number? It should be number 1210 and happen sometime on thursday, if my rough guess is correct.

Are there any interesting meanings to that number?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Mon May 06, 2013 3:27 pm UTC

PacMan wrote:Has somebody already calculated, when exactly the frame number will reach the current comic's number? It should be number 1210 and happen sometime on thursday, if my rough guess is correct.

Are there any interesting meanings to that number?

Not a particularly interesting number, except for the fact that Time will, at that point, account for more than half of all the images stored on imgs.xkcd.com. Has been calculated before, but nor for a while. It's interesting how close we're getting.
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Dracomax wrote:so...has anyone figured out yet at what point the number of people blitzposting will outnumber the number of people currentposting?

My guess, based entirely on a refusal to collect the easily findable data, is that in about 150 Timeframes, the then-current newpage will be composed entirely of people posting signposts from the past.

Unfortunately.

It was fun with BlitzGirl. Talent and|or practice met a beautiful idea and the result was highly entertaining.

Now... Epigones I tend to skip. :?

The blitzgirling thing as an art in itself isn't original anymore and worn out (the Arrival of the Anointed One happened and we are all happy). And the added value of opinions and estimates brought in targetting something >400 newpix ago - howbeit already written, proven false, or both - is rather small.

Please rally to the flag. The thread's about the comic. Not about poster's toplists.

A viewpoint that I am completely in agreement. No offense meant to tman2nd (and others), but it's counterproductiveand kind of silly to read the first 200 pages of a thread and post your responses (which are most likely just parroting what others have already said) on page 550. Drags the discussion into a downward spiral, rather than furthering the discussion. Blitzing to catch up is still perfectly okay, as long as you only respond to things when you have something especially important or clever to say.

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If we're adding another verse, I request that one of the "boom de yada"s added be accompanied by a facsimile of my avatar, and the words be sung in a computer-simulated voice, to echo Stephen Hawking's appearance in one of the original Discovery Channel videos.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Mon May 06, 2013 3:29 pm UTC

StratPlayer wrote:Hmmmm... Too early to close voting -- we haven't tabulated the votes of the Blitzers yet to arrive. So you stay here with your clipboard and we'll go guard the cupcakes.
*chomping sounds in the distance*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Flado » Mon May 06, 2013 3:30 pm UTC

patzer wrote:And we're at page 500. Just 12 to go until we get to a round number :D
EDIT: dammit ninjad by Vytron

Hehe you're both on page 499 now :twisted:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Mon May 06, 2013 3:33 pm UTC

Flado wrote:
patzer wrote:And we're at page 500. Just 12 to go until we get to a round number :D
EDIT: dammit ninjad by Vytron

Hehe you're both on page 499 now :twisted:

Wait, how did they go down a page? Can't you only delete a post if it's the most recent one in the thread?
Or maybe the mods are deleting things...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Mon May 06, 2013 3:37 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
Flado wrote:
patzer wrote:And we're at page 500. Just 12 to go until we get to a round number :D
EDIT: dammit ninjad by Vytron

Hehe you're both on page 499 now :twisted:

Wait, how did they go down a page? Can't you only delete a post if it's the most recent one in the thread?
Or maybe the mods are deleting things...


It would have to be mod-removal. I can't imagine what though -- every post in this thread has been polite, relevant, concise, non-redundant, and on-topic...

Oh, and non-redundant, too.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Mon May 06, 2013 3:40 pm UTC

I wonder if Randall created Time in hopes that it would spawn a lengthy thread on the fora, giving him something to read when he's bored?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby burpen » Mon May 06, 2013 3:43 pm UTC

PacMan wrote:Has somebody already calculated, when exactly the frame number will reach the current comic's number? It should be number 1210 and happen sometime on thursday, if my rough guess is correct.

Are there any interesting meanings to that number?

I could have done some math wrong, and someone probably already calculated these, but I came up with:

Frame 1190 (possibly significant) - 2013-05-08 13:00 EDT, Unix timestamp 13682052001368032400
Frame 1210 (should match current comic's number) - 2013-05-11 09:00 EDT, Unix timestamp 1368277200
Frame 1209 - 2013-05-09 08:00 EDT, Unix timestamp 1368100800

If there's any meaning to those numbers, I have yet to see it.

edit: whoops, I had one of those off by 2 days... also, wrong timestamp on the first
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Mon May 06, 2013 3:45 pm UTC

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Flado wrote:
patzer wrote:And we're at page 500. Just 12 to go until we get to a round number :D
EDIT: dammit ninjad by Vytron

Hehe you're both on page 499 now :twisted:

Wait, how did they go down a page? Can't you only delete a post if it's the most recent one in the thread?
Or maybe the mods are deleting things...


It would have to be mod-removal. I can't imagine what though -- every post in this thread has been polite, relevant, concise, non-redundant, and on-topic...

Oh, and non-redundant, too.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Mon May 06, 2013 3:45 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:I wonder if Randall created Time in hopes that it would spawn a lengthy thread on the fora, giving him something to read when he's bored?

That would have to be some serious, serious boredom.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Mon May 06, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:I wonder if Randall created Time in hopes that it would spawn a lengthy thread on the fora, giving him something to read when he's bored?


Nah. I think Randall created Time because he wanted to stretch his creative talents; to try something new, unique, and unexpected; to bask in the sheer joy of building something fabulous and wonderful -- mainly because HE liked it and thought it was cool.

This thread is nothing more than a collection of lampreys on the shark of his creativity.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Mon May 06, 2013 3:47 pm UTC

fhorn wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:I wonder if Randall created Time in hopes that it would spawn a lengthy thread on the fora, giving him something to read when he's bored?

That would have to be some serious, serious boredom.

It would also imply that Randall was precognisant enough to realize how much more crazy we'd be this time than every other time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StratPlayer » Mon May 06, 2013 3:56 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
Flado wrote:
patzer wrote:And we're at page 500. Just 12 to go until we get to a round number :D
EDIT: dammit ninjad by Vytron

Hehe you're both on page 499 now :twisted:

Wait, how did they go down a page? Can't you only delete a post if it's the most recent one in the thread?
Or maybe the mods are deleting things...


It would have to be mod-removal. I can't imagine what though -- every post in this thread has been polite, relevant, concise, non-redundant, and on-topic...

Oh, and non-redundant, too.

*snrk*
Sarcasm is explicitly not heretical.

Have a cookie.


Thanks! But I don't know if I can eat it right now. I'm still stuffed from the cupcakes.

but I'll save it for later, and --

Damn! I just remembered! My browser deletes cookies automatically when I close it. Only one thing to do then...

*stuffs mouth full of cookie*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rvloon » Mon May 06, 2013 3:57 pm UTC

Right. I am up to page 547 now, so any attempt at quoting will be hopelessly out of date. Still, I probably shouldn't complain too much; as a low-post-count poster I have been quoted twice. And totally ignored once.

People! I thought we had well established, and ignoring all evidence to the contrary, as any scientist would, that the River is small, while the Sea is Large. Why, then, should this be reiterated and footnoted at every turn. Why not use riverish and seaish where those OTW (other true words) are mentioned? Sure, we could use riverlike and sealike as well, but there might be other aspects of rivers and seas we are currently unaware of, as its canon has not been revealed to us. So, riverish and seaish it is, and using these should be no seaishy. I know it is just a riverishy aspect, but it might save so much footnotes, whose supply cannot be infinite.

Then, having earlier established my Internet Old Fartiness, what is up with all these hatted avatars? I don't have one (mainly because I am terrible with graphics) but apparently they are all the rage nowadays. So now I want one. BTW, why are they not called avahats or hattatars? Those having those would then be hattatarred and feathered, which I predict would be the next addition.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Copernicium112 » Mon May 06, 2013 4:01 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Mon May 06, 2013 4:01 pm UTC

Coma finished, Time for a salt-and-pepper post. Hopefully this can be done according to mathrec's standards.
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StratPlayer wrote:Tried Googlfying it, but couldn't find a band that already has that name. But I did find you some sort of FanFic called Cupcakes Full of Remorse. Will that work?

I read a fanfic called Cupcakes once; though the only remorse involved was other readers being sorry they ever went near it.

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I like it that Firefox knows UK English well enough to mark it as wrong when I quote someone who spells colour without a 'u'. I've also just noticed that phpBB labels the relevant button "Font colour" and I don't even remember telling the fora that I was British.

htom wrote:What did she propose? First thing that comes to mind is a stretched rope over the river, but how do they even get it to the other side? Maybe when I return from coma I'll find out.

When you're making the first comment on a frame, could you post the image so I know what in Randall's name you're talking about? [Sorry if that sounds a little sharp, it reads back rather more harshly than I intended. The pic was posted about 3 posts later, so it wasn't too bad; but I did read your post and pretty much skim past it as you seemed to be talking nonsense.]

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According to my data, you first posted on page 214. I assume you started your Quest sometime between then and page 223.

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Dracomax wrote:so...has anyone figured out yet at what point the number of people blitzposting will outnumber the number of people currentposting?

My guess, based entirely on a refusal to collect the easily findable data, is that in about 150 Timeframes, the then-current newpage will be composed entirely of people posting signposts from the past.

Well, I hate to break it to you, but the whole thing is a setup. With the exception of you (Dracomax) and me (and I'm not quite sure about me, actually), all the posts are generated with a collection of postbots Randall repurposed from his bigcoin mining toolset. All you real-people browsers out there: don't try to post or you will be assimilated!

Unhandled exception #2453068 "The humans are onto us"
Process terminated (core dumped).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Mon May 06, 2013 4:09 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:
htom wrote:What did she propose? First thing that comes to mind is a stretched rope over the river, but how do they even get it to the other side? Maybe when I return from coma I'll find out.

When you're making the first comment on a frame, could you post the image so I know what in Randall's name you're talking about? [Sorry if that sounds a little sharp, it reads back rather more harshly than I intended. The pic was posted about 3 posts later, so it wasn't too bad; but I did read your post and pretty much skim past it as you seemed to be talking nonsense.]

Just be sure to use the correct filename. I want to go on record here and say I'm now against the delay of newpixbot. Let's just let it post the image as soon as it can, and others can race to post the first -ONG or comment afterward, if they so choose.
I also don't completely get why we have so many "ninja'd" posts of the image. Some of them are true ninja-posts, I guess, where you both hit submit simultaneously, but some of them are late enough that the polite thing would have been to just quietly admit defeat and click back or close tab.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Mon May 06, 2013 4:10 pm UTC

Smithers wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
Dracomax wrote:so...has anyone figured out yet at what point the number of people blitzposting will outnumber the number of people currentposting?

My guess, based entirely on a refusal to collect the easily findable data, is that in about 150 Timeframes, the then-current newpage will be composed entirely of people posting signposts from the past.

Well, I hate to break it to you, but the whole thing is a setup. With the exception of you (Dracomax) and me (and I'm not quite sure about me, actually), all the posts are generated with a collection of postbots Randall repurposed from his bigcoin mining toolset. All you real-people browsers out there: don't try to post or you will be assimilated!

Unhandled exception #2453068 "The humans are onto us"
Process terminated (core dumped).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Mon May 06, 2013 4:12 pm UTC

rvloon wrote:People! I thought we had well established, and ignoring all evidence to the contrary, as any scientist would, that the River is small, while the Sea is Large.

Heresy! The sea is BIG.

Unrelated: I'm going for a run now, I'll see (all) y'all in a TimeFrame or two.
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Helper goeth to Starbux:
"ic'd like an coffee, please. Hold the baby!"
"hwæt? eow be, like, weird."
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