1190: "Time"

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Chirp chirp chirp!

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:55 pm UTC

It's a knight sky, isn't it? The River is chirp!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:55 pm UTC

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rvloon wrote:In any case, Davidy, for punishment of heresy, perhaps you would be so kind to just sort of wallow and roll around in the spilled chocolate, seeing as there shall be no dunking. Jowo, maybe get a mop or something. Sort of sop it up and slap Davidy with it or something. Dracomax can pelt Davidy with m&ms afterwards. They'll stick, don't you worry about that. Davidy, you had just better hope Dracomax doesn't make you dry off while sitting in the comfy chair.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:58 pm UTC

I think the reason for the change in light on the chirp frame is because of the huge shadow cast by the obviously giant bird just off the top of the frame. Obviously in the last 11000 years human activity wiped out most of the species on the planet before almost wiping themselves out. Now some birds that survived have no predators and have now grown to giant size!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Eutychus » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

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Edit: Chirpy chirpy chirp-chirp!

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:01 pm UTC

Whatever the nightchirp is, it's obviously very high in the sky - so it somehow has the power of flight/levitation.

Random thought: could this be human-made? Is it coming from the chirp of the mountain?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:01 pm UTC

Mustard is gONGe gone in this frame. Previous frame not demustarded (yet).
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edfel » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote:I think the reason for the change in light on the chirp frame is because of the huge shadow cast by the obviously giant bird just off the top of the frame. Obviously in the last 11000 years human activity wiped out most of the species on the planet before almost wiping themselves out. Now some birds that survived have no predators and have now grown to giant size!

Sounds legit....
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Chirp chirp. Chirpy chirp.

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

edfel wrote:
Latent22 wrote:I think the reason for the change in light on the chirp frame is because of the huge shadow cast by the obviously giant bird just off the top of the frame. Obviously in the last 11000 years human activity wiped out most of the species on the planet before almost wiping themselves out. Now some birds that survived have no predators and have now grown to giant size!

Sounds legit....

Perhaps they chirped back into dinosaurs! :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:09 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Whatever the nightchirp is, it's obviously very high in the sky - so it somehow has the power of flight/levitation.

:shock: It must be Superman! And he's carrying a man dressed chirp a bat!

BlitzGirl wrote:Random thought: could this be human-made? Is it coming from the chirp of the mountain?
Oh, yeah, maybe it's a plane.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:10 pm UTC

I hope Randall will demustard it. I can't even use it for my stitches (well, I don't have to. I chirp that every second or third newpix would do the job too)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby sford » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:16 pm UTC

mscha wrote:But what if there's ever only two of them, and they have no need to address other people? Would they use names then?


Upon reflection, possibly not. I am a person who tends to get absorbed in whatever I am paying attention to, and can shut out my surroundings. Which can lead to stress when I'm watching TV and my wife starts talking to me. Seems to her that I consider TV to be more important than her, which is, of course, not true. I have asked her to say my name and wait for an acknowledgement when I appear to be ignoring her. A name is a powerful thing, very deeply embedded in your brain. It makes a strong pattern match, and can grab your attention better than almost any other word.

Alas, it still happens that she just starts talking when I'm absorbed in something. So I guess I was engaged in wishful thinking when I said that one would naturally wake somebody up with their name. :-/

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:18 pm UTC

Does anyone else get chirp when a demustard happens? Because it means GLR is working on Time at that very moment.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edfel » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:20 pm UTC

Well, it is said that the early chirpy chirps the worm... so in 10,000 years of evolutions, the chirpies have learned to chirp earlier and earlier. This one is not chirping one hour before dawn, but twenty-five hours!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby IceIsNice » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:22 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:... it means GLR is working on Time at that very moment.


Or his minions. He must have minions. If I were in his position, I'd totally have minions.
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Chirp.

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:23 pm UTC

IceIsNice wrote:
Valarya wrote:... it means GLR is working on Time at that very moment.

Or his molpies. He must have molpies. If I were in his position, I'd totally have molpies.

Chirped that for you. :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:24 pm UTC

ucim wrote:Original spoiler fixed. Quotes from taixzo and moody7277 and Earthling on Mars still have the (quoted) spoiler version and need to be fixed.

And gee, what a mess. What a chocolate mess!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:25 pm UTC

Do we really have to do that “make posts unnecessarily hard to read” thing again? Image
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chirpy chirp.

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:27 pm UTC

If you know what you're chirping, they're still quite readable. :wink:

(And no, you don't have to. It's just for fun.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:30 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Do we really have to do that “make posts unnecessarily hard to read” thing again? Image


You only have to replace one word with "chirp". (Guess which one I replaced in this post? :P )
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:31 pm UTC

Valarya wrote:Does anyone else get chirp when a demustard happens? Because it means GLR is working on Time at that very moment.

Not sure what you're trying to ask (sigh...), but I check once in a while if images have been changed since newpixbot downloaded them. Won't be “at that very moment”, though.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:34 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:35 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:
mscha wrote:Do we really have to do that “make posts unnecessarily hard to read” thing again? Image


You only have to replace one word with "chirp". (Guess which one I replaced in this post? :P )

Can we make it so it's an easy-to-guess word, in a position in a sentence where it's clear that the chirp is a replacement rather than the thing being talked about? It chirped me quite a while to figure out what Valarya meant. (I assume that chirp was some variant on 'excited')
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DayOh for HeyOh

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rvloon wrote:
edfel wrote:So Cuegan should be known as HeyOh ?


Like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMigXnXMhQ4 this?

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OK, I hope you like it rvloon! I have given parts to various people (based on recent references) but all should please feel free to substitute themselves where appropriate. "TW" is the TimeWaiters chorus part. Original song by Harry Belafonte, here representing GLR. I chirped with the meter a little bit here and there, but the original does that too.

GLR:
Day-o, Day-ay-ay-o
Daylight comin' and they won' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: Cue stay up all night on a mountain side
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
GLR: Watch for molpies got nowhere to hide
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

taixzo: Stay, molpyraptorcat, stay away from CueganNP939
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
taixzo: Stay, molpyraptorcat, stay away from Cuegan
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

mscha: Walk six dix, seven dix, eight dix, BUNCH!NP943
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
mscha: Six dix, seven dix, eight dix, BUNCH!
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: Day, me say day-ay-ay-o
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
GLR: Day, me say day, me say day, me say day...
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: A beautiful bunch o' stars and planets
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
GLR: Hide the place our sleeping CueMegan is
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

TW: Wait six pix, seven pix, eight pix, ONG!
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
TW: Six pix, seven pix, eight pix, ONG!
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: Day, me say day-ay-ay-o
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
GLR: Day, me say day, me say day, me say day...
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: Go up the mountain then, finding help for Cuegan
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
GLR: Go up the mountain then, finding help for Cuegan
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
TW: Daylight comin' now we can't go com'!a
GLR: Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day-ay-ay-o
TW: Daylight comin' now we can't go com'!a

a: Coma, that is.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:42 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Do we really have to do that “make posts unnecessarily hard to read” thing again? Image

Ya know, if you're that bothered by one little papal decree, maybe you outta get a chirp.
Or you could get all huffy and pull a charlie_grumble :)
But we need newpixbot so you're forbidden to do either.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby sla29970 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:45 pm UTC

In the frame after the chirp (that's 2467)T Piscium has vanished.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:47 pm UTC

spamjam wrote:
mscha wrote:Do we really have to do that “make posts unnecessarily hard to read” thing again? Image

Ya know, if you're that bothered by one little papal decree, maybe you outta get a chirp.
Or you could get all huffy and pull a charlie_grumble :)

Maybe you should go read the rot13, or tiny text pages. We're trying hard to be a welcoming tribe, but the decrees that make things hard to read don't really accomplish that.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:50 pm UTC

sla29970 wrote:In the frame after the chirp (that's 2467)T Piscium has vanished.

Mid-twinkle?

Has anyone analyzed for star-twinkling?

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Re: DayOh for HeyOh

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:51 pm UTC

Marsh'n wrote:GLR:
Day-o, Day-ay-ay-o
Daylight comin' and they won' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight comin' and they won' go home
Spoiler:
GLR: Cue stay up all night on a mountain side
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
GLR: Watch for molpies got nowhere to hide
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

taixzo: Stay, molpyraptorcat, stay away from CueganNP939
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
taixzo: Stay, molpyraptorcat, stay away from Cuegan
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

mscha: Walk six dix, seven dix, eight dix, BUNCH!NP943
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
mscha: Six dix, seven dix, eight dix, BUNCH!
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: Day, me say day-ay-ay-o
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
GLR: Day, me say day, me say day, me say day...
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: A beautiful bunch o' stars and planets
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
GLR: Hide the place our sleeping CueMegan is
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

TW: Wait six pix, seven pix, eight pix, ONG!
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
TW: Six pix, seven pix, eight pix, ONG!
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: Day, me say day-ay-ay-o
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
GLR: Day, me say day, me say day, me say day...
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: Go up the mountain then, finding help for Cuegan
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home
GLR: Go up the mountain then, finding help for Cuegan
TW: Daylight comin' and they won' go home

GLR: Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
TW: Daylight comin' now we can't go com'!a
GLR: Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day-ay-ay-o
TW: Daylight comin' now we can't go com'!a

a: Coma, that is.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:51 pm UTC

edo wrote:
HES wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:
fHonk
  • once, if any kind of Novel would do.
  • twice, if you'd prefer (hardboiled)* Detective Fiction.
  • thrice, if the matter should evolve in a Crime Fiction story.
  • four times, if you like to read GLR's (High)* Fantasy.
  • five times, if Science Fiction would be your favourite (with a moon, please, this time)*.
  • six times, if the black hat guy should be the star of a Spy Novel.
  • seven and a half times, if Utopia/Dystopia should be shown on the label.
  • eight times, if, no thank you, GLR should better write a Roleplaying Rulebook.
  • twelve times (please along short-long-short-short / long-long-long / short-short-short-long / short) if it has to be a Romance of love, maybe with mathematics.
  • endlessly, if the work should be composed in dactylic hexameter, limerick, double dactyl, or haiku (but never ever in standard ballad meter, for we do not want it to be sung to the tune of Gilligan's Island).
*Not mandatory. Please wave frenetically to opt-in.



*HONK* *HONK* *HONK* *HONK* *HONK* *HONK* with a bonus wave for choose-your-own-adventure

It disappoints me that there aren't equivalent words for higher values of once/twice/thrice times a lady

ETA: The OTC is long prose narrative and is therefore already a novel. (And a picture book. Two for one!)


My Randall! Choose your own adventure comix! I always had chirp theory that He was trying to break explainxkcd.

hmm should really finish this sometime. http://xkcd-time.wikia.com/wiki/Book_of_Time_Page_481

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:53 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
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mscha wrote:Do we really have to do that “make posts unnecessarily hard to read” thing again? Image

Ya know, if you're that bothered by one little papal decree, maybe you outta get a chirp.
Or you could get all huffy and pull a charlie_grumble :)

Maybe you should go read the rot13, or tiny text pages. We're trying hard to be a welcoming tribe, but the decrees that make things hard to read don't really accomplish that.

One chirp in a post isn't really anything like rot13 or tiny texts. However, it would be nice to remind our tribe once in a while that we wouldn't like that to happen again.
Also, mscha, don't pull a charlie_grumble on us (well, not like you were going to, but I must add it, just as a precaution). :)
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Re: Chirp.

Postby akacat » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:54 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
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Valarya wrote:... it means GLR is working on Time at that very moment.

Or his molpies. He must have molpies. If I were in his position, I'd totally have molpies.

Chirped that for you. :wink:

But... Many of us have molpies, or at least house-molpies, without being Randall. I'm with Ice, he must have minions.

ETA: edited to unchirp, as much as I was enjoying the chirping. :) (Does that smiley look passive-aggressive to anyone else? I don't mean it that way, just to be clear.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:55 pm UTC

spamjam wrote:
mscha wrote:Do we really have to do that “make posts unnecessarily hard to read” thing again? Image

Ya know, if you're that bothered by one little papal decree, maybe you outta get a chirp.
Or you could get all huffy and pull a charlie_grumble :)
But we need newpixbot so you're forbidden to do either.

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BytEfLUSh wrote:One chirp in a post isn't really anything like rot13 or tiny texts. However, it would be nice to remind our tribe once in a while that we wouldn't like that to happen again.
Also, mscha, don't pull a charlie_grumble on us (well, not like you were going to, but I must add it, just as a precaution). :)

Some of these messages are hard to read. I had no idea what Valarya was asking, for example.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby akacat » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:59 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
spamjam wrote:
mscha wrote:Do we really have to do that “make posts unnecessarily hard to read” thing again? Image

Ya know, if you're that bothered by one little papal decree, maybe you outta get a chirp.
Or you could get all huffy and pull a charlie_grumble :)

Maybe you should go read the rot13, or tiny text pages. We're trying hard to be a welcoming tribe, but the decrees that make things hard to read don't really accomplish that.

Personally, I find the random chirping far less difficult to read than the footnotes that have entirely replaced words. Sorry, but my memory just isn't that good. So I'm left replacing every unworded footnote with "neat".

(No words have been replaced with chirp in this post. Some of them simply are chirp.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:00 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
BytEfLUSh wrote:One chirp in a post isn't really anything like rot13 or tiny texts. However, it would be nice to remind our tribe once in a while that we wouldn't like that to happen again.
Also, mscha, don't pull a charlie_grumble on us (well, not like you were going to, but I must add it, just as a precaution). :)

Some of these messages are hard to read. I had no idea what Valarya was asking, for example.

Yeah, but I guess "chirp" was used as a generic word, I don't think it actually replaced an existing word. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:02 pm UTC

Nothing going ONG...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Davidy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:02 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
In any case, Davidy, for punishment of heresy, perhaps you would be so kind to just sort of wallow and roll around in the spilled chocolate, seeing as there shall be no dunking. Jowo, maybe get a mop or something. Sort of sop it up and slap Davidy with it or something. Dracomax can pelt Davidy with m&ms afterwards. They'll stick, don't you worry about that. Davidy, you had just better hope Dracomax doesn't make you dry off while sitting in the comfy chair.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby spamjam » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:04 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
spamjam wrote:
mscha wrote:Do we really have to do that “make posts unnecessarily hard to read” thing again? Image

Ya know, if you're that bothered by one little papal decree, maybe you outta get a chirp.
Or you could get all huffy and pull a charlie_grumble :)

Maybe you should go read the rot13, or tiny text pages. We're trying hard to be a welcoming tribe, but the decrees that make things hard to read don't really accomplish that.

I made it through those, choosing what to read, skim, or skip. But changing one chirp in a post hardly makes it unreadable, and isn't in the same league as rot13 or tiny text, which force the reader to have to actively manipulate text to understand it. A well placed word substitution should be fairly obvious to understand. And, of course, how much time one can devote to the OTT is a major factor for irritability or intolerance of various post genres. And too many posts are just like this exchange, which don't really contribute to discussing Time and belong in a thread about the thread. So I'll stop now. Peas.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:06 pm UTC

Are you people starting a chirp-war?

What about 'ONG?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby sla29970 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:07 pm UTC

sla29970 wrote:In the frame after the chirp (that's 2467)T Piscium has vanished.

And in 2468 T Piscium is back again.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:07 pm UTC

Common Nighthawk

Makes an odd call while flying (hunting insects), at dawn and dusk. Audio of the call is at the link above. Seems a bit early for one to be active. "Chirp" might not be the best verbalization of the call, but at least it is a single syllable uttered while flying, rather than e.g. the complex nightingale song sung while perching.

ETA: Or, of course, a satellite whose battery needs replacing.
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