1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Exodies » Tue May 28, 2013 7:55 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
Exodies wrote:my point is: being offended is a property of the injured party and not the responsibility of the offensive party.
Does that work in reverse? If I say something nice to or about you, and you feel good because of it, is that also "just your fault" or do I get to claim some credit for pleasing you? Much of this thread is people trying to make other people feel good, one way or another. I think a lot of the credit goes to those people - whether by doing something that others will enjoy, or by recognizing that somebody actually did that3. It makes the whole thread a nice place to be.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue May 28, 2013 7:56 pm UTC

ttscp wrote: Aren't you the one who said,
It's why I short-circuit to cake.

Though it would help if you had an avatar.


Yeah. I'll see if I can think up an avatar, and then draw it in Paint. Warning: It might be cake. It might also not be cake.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Selcouth » Tue May 28, 2013 7:57 pm UTC

TheMinim wrote:
Selcouth wrote:
TheMinim wrote:I'm not even sure what I'm doing here now... or what I add to the worthiness of the OTT...

"She's getting existential again"


*unholsters water gun*

*enables ninja mode*

*approaches*


*is unsuspecting*


*grins evilly*

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:59 pm UTC

Aack! I was all caught up, but the Outside is interfering again. Back, Outside, back! *brandishes a chair at the Outside*

azule, thanks for the updated panorama. I think there was other cool stuff I forgot to mention--but I liked it!

mscha wrote:
bmonk wrote:Do we have a term for a person who is blitzing to ketchup, but also has a current tab open?

SchizoBlitzing? Image

Schizoblitzing. That's perfect. That's exactly what it feels like.

And great idea to post the tree image on that botany site! Looks like you got a couple of responses already, though no answers. And one of the people doesn't seem to have read your post all they way through. :( I'll be curious to know if anything comes of it. And I liked your post on language. It does evolve rather quickly. Entries in the wiki can be edited to reflect all the variation, if that hasn't been done already. (I seem to like coming up with things for people to do on the wiki, but I never actually do any work on the wiki myself. :oops: )

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First, if anyone reading this missed her "Most wonderful thread on the net" song, unlock the spoiler below and read it (it is up there with BlitzGirl's "Don't Worry, Feed Squirpies" song for happy-vibes):
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It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
With the posters all posting,
And all of us boasting, “There’s no flame wars yet!”
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.

It's the hap-happiest thread of them all.
We make sharing appealing
And unhappy feeling we try to forestall.
It's the hap-happiest thread of them all.

We have people that write songs
And cool bots that post ONGs
And people that make awesome graphs.
There is great animation
And folks from each nation who
Share in the stories and laughs.

It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
We discuss each new theory
And answer each query with
“Yes, sure, you bet!”
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.

We have science and cool hats
And even a few cats
And artwork and puzzles sublime.
The road may get rocky
But read “Jabberwalky”
To realize how special is “Time.”

It's the most wonderful thread on the net.
And I cherish this new bond
Of each of you I’m fond,
Though we’ve never met.
It's the most wonderful thread,
It's the most wonderful thread,
It's the most wonderful thread on the net.


I just want to say, that I always smile when I see your avatar coming up next in the OTT, because I know I'm always going to appreciate what I'm about to read. :)
By the way, every time you have one of those exasperated ketchup posts where you are frantically throwing responses down in the short time you have before the Outside "finds you" or "catches you" again, I invent in my head some fantastic adventures you must pursue in the Outside. Those posts always have such a dramatic sense of urgency that I imagine you in the middle of warding of a zombie or raptor (or raptor-zombie!!!??!?!) army or performing covert CIA missions while somehow finding a moment to check the OTT and post some pleasant, optimistic tidbits. In my imagination, you have pretty much the most exciting life ever.

Well, that's all. Coma time.

Peace.

Ahh, my cover has been blown! Yes, I work for a top-secret branch of the CIA called Raptor And Zombie Observation and Relocation (RAZOR). Our motto is "Keeping the world safe from zombies, should we ever find any, and raptors, even though they aren't usually dangerous to humans." It's a terrible motto. I'm not sure who came up with it. Yes, it's a dangerous job, but someone has to do it.

Seriously, thank you so so much for those nice words! They're especially appreciated right now, since I've been feeling bad that I was contributing to tension in the OTT. That is never my intention. I do hope the song gives everyone warm fuzzies.

And I'm afraid my life, while busy, is not quite that dramatic. I just work a couple of jobs, and play gigs on a somewhat regular basis, and I'm in a dance troupe and currently rehearsing for a musical. So, it keeps me busy, but I'm afraid it's not the exciting life you imagine. Sorry!

OK, time to jump in my spy car get back to my desk and do some work. Cheers!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Tue May 28, 2013 8:00 pm UTC

Nice work Sciscitor, I'm ONG my side! :?
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Sciscitor wrote:Just a little byproduct of another project I am currently working on. Dumped a list of weighted1 by post count users of the OTT into http://www.wordle.net and this came out (restricted to the most heavy posters). Nothing special but I thought it would be pleasant to look at:
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1 well, it needed a bit of mathemagical treating, but I am not telling more, 'cause this could possibly spoil the new project, given the kind of attention directed to minuscule bits of information here.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Tue May 28, 2013 8:00 pm UTC

Selcouth wrote:
TheMinim wrote:
Selcouth wrote:
TheMinim wrote:I'm not even sure what I'm doing here now... or what I add to the worthiness of the OTT...

"She's getting existential again"


*unholsters water gun*

*enables ninja mode*

*approaches*


*is unsuspecting*


*grins evilly*

*fires*

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue May 28, 2013 8:03 pm UTC

I'm funked up now! :D :D :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue May 28, 2013 8:06 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:<snip> We even have a special bus...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Tue May 28, 2013 8:08 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
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charlie_grumbles wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Stop by anytime! I'm at the corner of SBN and charlie_grumbles!

And I'm at the corner of BlitzGirl and buffygirl. Care to dance ladies?

With all these corners, it must be a square dance...

It could be a dodecahedron. those are pretty awesome. Why are there no dodecahedron dances, anyway?

Perhaps because it's difficult to dance in three dimensions?


I'm not much of a dancer myself, but I think it would be difficult to do so gracefully in anything less than 3 dimensions and one of those would have to be Time. Without a time dimension, keeping the right rhythm would be near impossible and in 1D + time it would just be moving back and forth running into each other.

I hear there are good examples of 4D dancing here. And, even though I can't picture what 5D or higher dancing would look like I'm sure it would be awe inspiring.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Tue May 28, 2013 8:10 pm UTC

TheMinim wrote:I'm funked up now! :D :D :D

Please don't ever animate it. You wouldn't want that on your conscience.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Tue May 28, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

TheMinim wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Stop by anytime! I'm at the corner of SBN and charlie_grumbles!

And I'm at the corner of BlitzGirl and buffygirl. Care to dance ladies?

Humbled by my inclusion, actually. And in such august company.


And what's 'august company'?

This thread makes you learn so much!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue May 28, 2013 8:12 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
TheMinim wrote:I'm funked up now! :D :D :D

Please don't ever animate it. You wouldn't want that on your conscience.


I won't. The most I animate are Pivot stickfigures, and I haven't used that for ages and ages anyway.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Shanman » Tue May 28, 2013 8:17 pm UTC

TheMinim wrote:
ttscp wrote: Aren't you the one who said,
It's why I short-circuit to cake.

Though it would help if you had an avatar.


Yeah. I'll see if I can think up an avatar, and then draw it in Paint. Warning: It might be cake. It might also not be cake.

*me, I just like to be unique*


Thanks for the inspiration to throw up my usual avatar - I'd been forgetting.

Any guesses on the number of newpix of traveling for this round? It's always rather fun to watch the countryside go by.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue May 28, 2013 8:19 pm UTC

Shanman wrote:
TheMinim wrote:
ttscp wrote: Aren't you the one who said,
It's why I short-circuit to cake.

Though it would help if you had an avatar.


Yeah. I'll see if I can think up an avatar, and then draw it in Paint. Warning: It might be cake. It might also not be cake.

*me, I just like to be unique*


Thanks for the inspiration to throw up my usual avatar - I'd been forgetting.

Any guesses on the number of newpix of traveling for this round? It's always rather fun to watch the countryside go by.


7. Or 13. Or 42. Or 77.

(or maybe I'm just guessing numbers I like)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue May 28, 2013 8:20 pm UTC

I'm interested in that flat sloping section on the far right of the newpix. It doesn't appear to have any vegetation on it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thirds » Tue May 28, 2013 8:21 pm UTC

The ground seems to becoming more desolate, the shrubberies and groundplants are thinning out. I don't know what this rise in the ground elevation is supposed to be...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue May 28, 2013 8:23 pm UTC

thirds wrote:The ground seems to becoming more desolate, the shrubberies and groundplants are thinning out. I don't know what this rise in the ground elevation is supposed to be...


Rain. Or coffeesemensludge. Or cake! :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Tue May 28, 2013 8:28 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I'm interested in that flat sloping section on the far right of the newpix. It doesn't appear to have any vegetation on it.



I fully expect that little step up is the first of many steep slopes. Mountains tend to have those. Eyeballing it, it looks like the step is in the range 30-35 degrees. I would not be surprised if they wind up somewhere where the whole frame is a slope of 45 degrees or more. Lots of fun scrambling ahead! I miss real mountains
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikrit » Tue May 28, 2013 8:29 pm UTC

To underline jjjdavidson's observation that praise can come late in this thread, I see that I must have missed rule110's adaptation of the Raven some two weeks ago, when I was skipping to ketch up. But thanks to some fairly delayed praise, I have seen it now.

More delayed praise: Wonderful, rule110!

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Well, this looks like a good place for action:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Tue May 28, 2013 8:29 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I'm interested in that flat sloping section on the far right of the newpix. It doesn't appear to have any vegetation on it.


I do believe they are heading towards the mountains, yes? It could be that they are about to pass into higher elevations that are hostile to the vegetation we've been seeing. Or perhaps they are about to journey up a slope that has succumbed to slides or fire in the past, as one may find on alpine slopes (might that not explain the abandoned campfires?). This is all conjecture of course. As always, we must wait for it.

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Still, why the small tended tree? Repopulating a deforested slope?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue May 28, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

Say, has anyone seen our One True Milliner recently? She hasn't posted since Friicositetranewpix night...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue May 28, 2013 8:32 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Say, has anyone seen our One True Milliner recently? She hasn't posted since Friicositetranewpix night...


I thought I had... But it was probably that post and previous during my recent ketchup.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue May 28, 2013 8:36 pm UTC

Time for a Molpy Hunter report...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Reka » Tue May 28, 2013 8:37 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:With all these corners, it must be a square dance...

It could be a dodecahedron. those are pretty awesome. Why are there no dodecahedron dances, anyway?


Who says there aren't? Granted, you'd need exactly 96 people to make a grid square qualify as a dodecahedron, but it can be done.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Kieryn » Tue May 28, 2013 8:42 pm UTC

Reka wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:With all these corners, it must be a square dance...

It could be a dodecahedron. those are pretty awesome. Why are there no dodecahedron dances, anyway?


Who says there aren't? Granted, you'd need exactly 96 people to make a grid square qualify as a dodecahedron, but it can be done.


Might be doable by a group of skydivers...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Tue May 28, 2013 8:52 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Say, has anyone seen our One True Milliner recently? She hasn't posted since Friicositetranewpix night...

The forum says she showed up yesterday, but didn't post.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue May 28, 2013 8:53 pm UTC

mathrec wrote:
mscha wrote:Say, has anyone seen our One True Milliner recently? She hasn't posted since Friicositetranewpix night...

The forum says she showed up yesterday, but didn't post.


So Probably Not Dead, which is good. Who'd make all the hats then?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mathrec » Tue May 28, 2013 8:56 pm UTC

Kieryn wrote:
Reka wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:With all these corners, it must be a square dance...

It could be a dodecahedron. those are pretty awesome. Why are there no dodecahedron dances, anyway?


Who says there aren't? Granted, you'd need exactly 96 people to make a grid square qualify as a dodecahedron, but it can be done.


Might be doable by a group of skydivers...

I'd think that it would take 12 skydivers...one for each face (although I'd pick a space station instead). Why 96?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Selcouth » Tue May 28, 2013 8:57 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
Selcouth wrote:
TheMinim wrote:
Selcouth wrote:
TheMinim wrote:I'm not even sure what I'm doing here now... or what I add to the worthiness of the OTT...

"She's getting existential again"


*unholsters water gun*

*enables ninja mode*

*approaches*


*is unsuspecting*


*grins evilly*

*fires*

*Brings a towel*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue May 28, 2013 8:58 pm UTC

mathrec wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
Reka wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:With all these corners, it must be a square dance...

It could be a dodecahedron. those are pretty awesome. Why are there no dodecahedron dances, anyway?


Who says there aren't? Granted, you'd need exactly 96 people to make a grid square qualify as a dodecahedron, but it can be done.


Might be doable by a group of skydivers...

I'd think that it would take 12 skydivers...one for each face (although I'd pick a space station instead). Why 96?


Because it's one of my old form numbers? :wink: :lol:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby partingLance » Tue May 28, 2013 8:58 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
partingLance wrote:I like this taxonomy too, though I can't resist a bit of pendantryFN: After species and genus, moving up in the hierarchy, is family, as:
Species
Genus
Family
Order
Class
Phylum
Kingdom (or, to use the mnemonic I came up with in school: Silly GLR; Forgot to Order and Classify; People Know).

FN TIMEWAITERS (wearily): "Try next time, partingLance, won't you?"

Fixed that for you.


Erm... thanks, Dracomax. I must have lost my head there for a minute. Much obliged.

(Y'know, you're being awfully lenient for the Grand High Lord Inquisitor. I could kinda actually use a comfy chair and some M&Ms or similar about now, you know what I'm saying?)

Kieryn wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I'm interested in that flat sloping section on the far right of the newpix. It doesn't appear to have any vegetation on it.


I fully expect that little step up is the first of many steep slopes. Mountains tend to have those. Eyeballing it, it looks like the step is in the range 30-35 degrees. I would not be surprised if they wind up somewhere where the whole frame is a slope of 45 degrees or more. Lots of fun scrambling ahead! I miss real mountains


I'm hoping so. It would be a help to my geological interpretation of the OTC if I could see some actual rocks, even if just in silhouette apparently made of caffeinesemenbabymolpyice. Though that steep bit in the current np could very well be rock.

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taixzo wrote:So, I kind of jumped into the thread around newpage 680 or so, and am considering BlitzGirling the whole thing. Thoughts? Is such a thing still feasible?

No idea. Try it and if you survive, we'll know! :wink:
It might be a little Mad, but that's the OTT for you.

charlie_grumbles wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Stop by anytime! I'm at the corner of SBN and charlie_grumbles!

And I'm at the corner of BlitzGirl and buffygirl. Care to dance ladies?

With all these corners, it must be a square dance...


Or perhaps a Minute Waltz, because you have to...

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OK, that gag [sic] may be getting a bit old by now, but I still like it, y'know?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Tue May 28, 2013 9:05 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue May 28, 2013 9:06 pm UTC

I wanted an Ong for once and got ninja'ed. Oh well, there is still cake in the world, and it means I'm still a virgin as I should be.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Tue May 28, 2013 9:14 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Time for a Molpy Hunter report...
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Nothing to report. Still no activity since the Molpython. Image

Perhaps I need to start hunting in the OTT again. Who looks Molpish? Hmm, I guess slinches will do. Heeeere, slinches...


Oh no! :shock: <takes off at a furious 2 inch/newpix rate> ... <looks back seeing the slime trail that mscha is following> I'm doomed! :(

Edited to remove heresy


ETA: :idea: :!: mscha's molpy-vision is based on movement pixel-changes. If I stay perfectly still and don't change my reflective index, he may not see me.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby partingLance » Tue May 28, 2013 9:15 pm UTC

TheMinim wrote:I wanted an Ong for once and got ninja'ed. Oh well, there is still cake in the world, and it means I'm still a virgin as I should be.


Good grief, where are my manners? I've been reading your posts all day and still hadn't caught on that you'd arrived in the Present! Welcome!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Tue May 28, 2013 9:15 pm UTC

Aww, minim... have some cake...
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I went and found one with minims on it just for you!

There's always next time, just...
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Bide your time in anticipation of the event
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Tue May 28, 2013 9:18 pm UTC

partingLance wrote:
TheMinim wrote:I wanted an Ong for once and got ninja'ed. Oh well, there is still cake in the world, and it means I'm still a virgin as I should be.


Good grief, where are my manners? I've been reading your posts all day and still hadn't caught on that you'd arrived in the Present! Welcome!


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm back in the Present, yep.

(It's still not as bad as the time I read Spearman's rank and immediately thought pmcc)

yappobiscuits wrote:Aww, minim... have some cake...
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I went and found one with minims on it just for you!

There's always next time, just...
Spoiler:
Bide your time in anticipation of the event


Wow - awesome cake! *om nom nom*

I may be going coma soonish.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HAL9000 » Tue May 28, 2013 9:18 pm UTC

Sciscitor wrote:Just a little byproduct of another project I am currently working on. Dumped a list of weighted1 by post count users of the OTT into http://www.wordle.net and this came out (restricted to the most heavy posters). Nothing special but I thought it would be pleasant to look at:
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1 well, it needed a bit of mathemagical treating, but I am not telling more, 'cause this could possibly spoil the new project, given the kind of attention directed to minuscule bits of information here.

My name seems like it's a little larger in comparison to the others than it should be. But then again, that's probably a combination of whatever weighting you used and the fact that all of the characters in my username are capital letters and numbers.
TheMinim wrote:I wanted an Ong for once and got ninja'ed. Oh well, there is still cake in the world, and it means I'm still a virgin as I should be.

You'll get one eventually. Two days ago (feels like yesterday, but that's what happens when I only coma for an hour and a half), I got ninja'd on an ONG and went on to get 12 ONGs in a row immediately after.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ttscp » Tue May 28, 2013 9:22 pm UTC

mathrec wrote:
Kieryn wrote:
Reka wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:With all these corners, it must be a square dance...

It could be a dodecahedron. those are pretty awesome. Why are there no dodecahedron dances, anyway?


Who says there aren't? Granted, you'd need exactly 96 people to make a grid square qualify as a dodecahedron, but it can be done.


Might be doable by a group of skydivers...

I'd think that it would take 12 skydivers...one for each face (although I'd pick a space station instead). Why 96?

Not enough time, I think. At least for the square dance shown. Skydiving freefall lasts only about a minute and a half at most (skydance) and the moves take a while because you are working in an extremely low friction medium.
On the other hand the best four and eight way teams are gorgeous to watch. They are falling from about 18000 feet at 90 miles per hourH

I've been in some twelve way formations, and it was all we could do to get one formation in 60 seconds.H

HHeresy, I know, but this is the only way I feel how fast they are moving.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby macraw83 » Tue May 28, 2013 9:26 pm UTC

Blitz progress: 586 of 732
Traversing the Dunes, np 1238

So... between reading the OTT on my phone all weekend, and visiting with my Outside family, I both don't have much saved to say, and also have lost all the ground I made up last week... hopefully I can get caught back up a bit this week.

With that said, here is a much-shorter-than-usual-for-the-number-of-NewPages-traversed signpost:

Recent happenings:
Alpha-sudoku nerd sniping
Talk of eclipses (which, sad to say, there hasn't been a total eclipse in the continental USA during my lifetime... looking forward to 2017)
More exploration
Amazing quote-tree graphs
Other things that I can't think of right now...
Saw a few of my signposts, and some responses of encouragement

Responses to a few PastPosts:

Seal cubs?
Spoiler:
KarMann wrote:
macraw83 wrote:Holy hell that is terrifying... but, considering I am neither female nor an otter, I don't think I should be concerned. Right?

And not a seal cub. Don't ask, really, just . . . don't even ask.

Added: Or maybe it was sea lion. Memory's slightly fuzzy, and I really don't want to go refreshing the details.
I am suddenly scared for my Future self... :?
Also, when I first read it, I thought it said "seal club", like the class in Kingdom of Loathing.

Ketchup Time image:
Spoiler:
AluisioASG wrote:
Image

<ketchup snip>
This is brilliant. Pure awesomeness. I love the random things people have made for the OTT, even things as seemingly simple as a photoshopped logo.

Proof that Blitzposting can be relevant:
Spoiler:
KarMann wrote:
KarMann wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I guess this is going to be a loooooong hill. (That wasn't an ONG by the way).
That was pretty quick, Copernicium112. But there's not enough precision in the newpix stamp to see how fast since it only goes down to centinewpix.

[heresy]It was 21 seconds. If you're not using the special scripts, you can go to the "Board Preferences" and set the date format to custom, then use a format with 's' in it. I'm partial to "D M jS, Y G:i:s U" myself, but I'm funny like that.[/heresy]


macraw83 wrote:
Opiboble wrote:
Pikrass wrote:
KarMann wrote:I removed the UTC claim, since it's not true anyway; I wish the time display options would clarify that. While I was at it, I added the Unix time (seconds since epoch), 'cuz that's how I roll.

I want post times expressed in newpixes from the beginning of Time. I'm gonna write a GreaseMonkey script to do so.

Sweet, drop a link to it once you are done :D

Sweet, I've caught up to the start of the Greasemonkey scripts that I've been using :)
Thanks, Pikrass!

Weird that you brought this up at almost exactly the same time as I revisited it; only [heresy]36 seconds[/heresy] later. Furthermore, I almost added another "that's how I roll" at the end of my recent post. Maybe I'm in a bit of a rut. :P

Stumbled upon the origin of our semencoffeecancerbabyice sea:
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Rule110 wrote:Image
Bacon was added in a later version, coming from the undersea vents, of course.
In a comically tragic turn of events, Addams didn't die. You can help her here.

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Good luck to all the Blitzers out there!

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