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Re: 1190: "Time" TdF Update

Postby SBN » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:33 pm UTC

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charlie_grumbles wrote:Stage 13
Wait, what? Does this relate in some way that I skipped over? I can make neither heads nor tails of how it's even vaguely on-topic.

It's on-topic because, why not? It's got times in it. Charlie offered to give us a daily summary of the Tour de France, and some of us are finding it interesting, for those that aren't it's one post per day that can be skipped guilt-free.
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Re: Present Present

Postby yappobiscuits » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:35 pm UTC

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SinusPi wrote:For those Portal2-deprived (deuxportalled?), explaining. It's a simple 3-room puzzle, with only a "wait for it..." message linking this with OTT. I expected something more timey, actually - a horizontal ride across some mountainy landscape, a keyboardturret attack, a sea1... Come on, you can do better than a simple 3-room backpacking puzzle ;P

Yes, I can. This map was mostly a chance for me to make sure I can publish properly - I have lots of 'timey' ideas, they just take time. Better things will follow (This map = two people sitting on a beach. What will happen next?).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:36 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Note that the last two frames cannot be adjacent. On np2749, one an a bit Beanie had already left the scene, while on frame 2750, only the first one has appeared.

Just to throw in a different possibility: One of the beanies that left frame 2749 might have returned to it for a moment when we switched to frame 2750.

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And the survey towers are grapevines in disguise?
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I wonder whether it was the beanies or other people that made the grapevines, the campsites, and the shack at the place of the raptorcat attack. It's quite probable that they carved the markings in the tree7, but we don't know that for sure either.

On an unrelated note: A new album and a tour is coming up:
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Re: 1190: "Time" TdF Update

Postby Charm Quark » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:37 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:Stage 13

A long flat run today. The rolling terrain makes for very fast riding. Normally that can be pretty boring with a few riders in front and the bunch holding together several minutes behind. Today, however was different. A very exciting day. Cavendish wins in a sprint followed by Sagan, then Mollema of Belkin. Sagan still has a 79 point lead in the Green Jersey competition. However, the yellow jersey competition was shaken up a bit, though Froome stays in yellow with a smaller margin.
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Greipel didn't crash yesterday, but was delayed by the crash. Evald Boasson Hagen (SKY) of Norway, on the other hand fractured his collarbone and has not started today. 181 riders still in the race.

Sagan, as I mentioned yesterday was fouled in the intermediate sprint then. Kris Boeckmans (VCD) was relegated to the last place in his group after straying from his line yesterday. You can't cross in front of another rider in a sprint (dangerous in the extreme) and are given last place in your group when the judges catch it. Unfortunately it doesn't help Sagan in this case. Boeckmans forced Sagan almost into the barriers at the side of the road in the last moments of the sprint. Had Sagan fallen, Boeckmans might have been eliminated from the tour.

SKY is down to 7 riders, which makes it harder to be dominant in support of Froome, though they haven't dominated the race much yet. When Armstrong was at his peak (pre scandal) and even in his last, declining, races he personally controlled the race like a pope/emperor, saying who would be allowed to go ahead and how far. A very different sort of situation. None of the current riders have such a position any more. Such a thing was good for domestiques, since Armstrong (or any dominant leader) could decree that some lesser rider could get a stage win, so long as it didn't affect GC standings. If you take a long view, it is a good way to do rider development.

Six riders went ahead at the start. The best on gc was 25 minutes behind Froome overall. Quite a lot, but on occasion that much has been made up in a day, but that requires something unusual and hills. They were swallowed up after about 75km of racing, but the peleton also split due to the speed of the chase with 18 or so riders left behind. All the important riders in the front group. But then Valverde, the leader of Movistar had a flat, and in trying to bring him back to the front peleton, they were lost by the peleton and caught by the second group. Very bad for them. The speed at that point was dominated by the rush to the intermediate sprint (1,2,3 = Greipel, Cavendish, Sagan). Sagan loses a few points, but is still dominant in Green.

Team strategies came to the fore today, along with bad luck. A bunch of things happened almost at the same time. Omega Pharma-Quickstep with help from Belkin picked up the pace a lot just before the intermediate to catch the escapees. Omega for its leader Cavendish and Belkin for Bauke Mollema and Laurens Ten Dam two of its riders in the top ten. The pace split the peleton in two with Kittel (yesterday's winner) left in the second bunch. Just about then Valverde had his flat and his team dropped back to help. Normally it is an easy thing to catch the bunch, but they weren't inclined to wait for him, though they often do. Valverde was in second overall yesterday. Valverde finished back almost ten minutes and is now down to 16th place. A bit later Saxo-Tinkoff (Contador's team) surged ahead and carried about 14 riders with them altogether including most of the sprinters and Contador, but not Froome or Greipel who finished the day 1'9" back in a large group. The sprint ended as noted above, but Contador moves up to third at 2'45" behind Froome. Mollema is in second at 2'28". Movistar gave up the team competition lead to Saxo-Tinkoff and has only Quintana Rojas in the top ten, everyone else on the team losing time. The top eleven riders are spread over about six minutes. Froome's lack of strong team support cost him time today, but not the jersey. All 181 finished the race, the last rider in at 13'36". Cavendish got the agressive rider award for the day.

Expecting a sprint at the end of the day, several riders rode in skinsuits today. Note that rolling terrain if actually faster on a bike than truly flat ground on which you need to work for every bit of ground. They rode the day at about 45k/h.

Tomorrow a 191km stage that takes them to Lyon. Race starts about 12:30 (continental). There are seven categorized climbs, none extreme, but certainly not a day for sprinters, though it has a valley finish. The climbers get to warm up their legs. I will miss the race tomorrow and Sunday, but might be able to post summaries later.

Sunday they begin at 10:45 (continental), ride 242.5km with five categorized climbs ending in a hors categorie climb (Mont Ventoux). Two good days for the gc riders and the climbers. Lots of points for the King of the Mountains (polka dots).

Wait, what? Does this relate in some way that I skipped over? I can make neither heads nor tails of how it's even vaguely on-topic.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:38 pm UTC

b2bomberkrh wrote:
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This last paragraph is more purely speculative than the rest of this post, but I suspect that many of the members of this community, at least those who spend a lot of time here, participating in all aspects of the culture, might not have strong cultural roots outside of here. This is based partly on the types of person I suspect are attracted to xkcd, and partly on what drives someone to spend significant amounts of time here. <snippity snip by charlie>


I certainly didn't mean to imply that there weren't a lot of different cultural backgrounds represented here, and I agree totally that it adds to the wonder of a place like this, that so many different people can exist in relative harmony. I will try to explain further, not in any attempt to counter any of your points, all of which are well taken and I agree with, but because I enjoy expressing my thoughts on these matters.

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I think XKCD has always had a strong appeal to the type of people that might be classified as nerds/geeks. No, not everyone reading is a geek, and certainly not all geeks meet the normal stereotypes, but much of the comedy on the XKCD strip requires knowledge of math, physics, computer science etc. And certainly, much of our discussions on here are of a "geeky" nature. We exult in using small shifts in star patterns and planetary placements to work out a suggested time for the comic strip, we "discuss" whether a slightly changed curlicue on a letter in a strange language places it among category A or category B. We gleefully argue about whether an object looks more like a telescope or a theodolite, etc. For quite a while, a strong geek/nerd subculture has existed in modern society as a whole. I'm not even sure that "subculture" is the right phrase, since it implies, to me at least, a sub-group existing within a culture. In this case, at least since the internet exploded in popularity, "trans-subculture" might be a better description, since it is really a subculture that exists in many cultures, and connects across them. This is, in essence, what you were celebrating in your post, not specifically referring to nerds/geeks, but in a more general sense, that the culture here pulls people from many different cultures together into one place. And, it isn't quite the same melting pot effect as, say here in the USA, where our culture has been formed strongly by the influence of other cultures, mostly through the effects of immigration. The culture here on this thread doesn't seem to me to pull strongly from other cultures, but rather seems to be composed of many cultural viewpoints, but is really it's own thing entirely, growing from nothing and with the strongest influences (again, in my opinion only) being from the geek/nerd trans-subculture, rather than from any of the individual cultures of the members.

All of this is a long-winded way to get around to the point. Subcultures often form when groups of people feel somewhat separated from the their own cultures for whatever reason. The "mad scientist" didn't become the "cool nerd" until computer science became such an important and necessary part of modern society. Nowadays, a geek is just as likely to be a weightlifting, athletic jock, or MMA fighter as anything else (well, maybe not JUST as likely, but still not uncommon), but it wasn't long ago that there was more of a stigma associated with it, and jocks vs. nerds movies seem to still be quite popular. I think I've rambled a bit here, but I'm finally getting to the conclusion. This thread provides a place of enjoyment for many, but for some it also provides a strong sense of belonging. I believe (acknowledging that this is without any attempt at formal proof) that there is a correlation between the amount of time spent on this thread, and the level to which the thread provides a sense of belonging and not just a place of enjoyment. Commensurate with this, is that a need for a sense of belonging here may reflect a reduced sense of belonging elsewhere. Let me emphasize that this is one of the things that I think is beautiful about what has been created and continues to be created here. A place for people to go, and feel like they belong and that other people appreciate them, who might not get that elsewhere as much as they want. It's "Cheers" for a whole group of people who have likely been following XKCD for a long time. If you do, in fact, spend 4 or 6 or 8 hours a day on here AND have a full time job AND have significant other activities with other cultural groups, then you definitely need less sleep than I do and I am equally happy that this place provides a community and culture for you as well.


I don't precisely disagree with the above, but it seems to make some assumptions that I don't think are correct. It seems to lump us together as if we were homogeneous. We are certainly not. We have secondary school students here. We have university professors here. We have writers, composers, musicians, poets, scientists, mathematicians, computer geeks, graphics experts, and on and on. The age range is from around 15 years to over 70. Ronald (rvloon) called it an outlet for creativity and many of us see it and use it in precisely that way.

I was the one that originally called us a tribe. I've been thinking about it again, and I have another analogy. We are something like one of the Colleges at Cambridge. In case you don't know, a College there is a group of professors and students from different disciplines who live, work, and have meals together. The important thing is that the faculty is chosen for its diversity, not its uniformity (unlike the US). After meals, they gather in the faculty lounge for sherry, cheese, and whatnot and discuss whatever is on their minds. You will have a mathematician, a historian, a classics expert, sociologist, tinker, tailor, soldier, spy. The conversations are very interesting, often deep.

We are like that here. Not everyone is interested in everything, but when you can contribute something that shows off your expertise you do that. I'm just sort of skimming the current language discussions, but am amazed at learning the kinds of things that can go into such analysis. But the OTC keeps coming up with things that can use some specialist expertise. So the ones interested and skilled at that, what ever it is, go to town on in. Baobabs, star charts, movement of seas/rivers, geology, history. Very rich conversations and often deep.

So we aren't just a bunch of nerdy kids in mom's basement try'n ta be kewl. And those of us who are nerdy kids in the basement contribute just as much as the elders of the tribe.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:40 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:41 pm UTC

ZoomanSP wrote:I wonder whether it was the beanies or other people that made the grapevines, the campsites, and the shack at the place of the raptorcat attack. It's quite probable that they carved the markings in the tree7, but we don't know that for sure either.


I'd say it's safe to assume so, given that no other groups of people have been introduced. (Are the beanies the 'people in the hills' or do they (hill people) account for the third (square) language Brian Blessed speaks?)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:44 pm UTC

ZoomanSP wrote:On an unrelated note: A new album and a tour is coming up:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:48 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
ZoomanSP wrote:On an unrelated note: A new album and a tour is coming up:
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All I'm seeing is:
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(vpx.pl is seriously broken, and has been for days, for those of us using IPv6.)

Thanks for the hint. I edited my post and use the attachments again; I hope it's working now for you.

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ZoomanSP wrote:I wonder whether it was the beanies or other people that made the grapevines, the campsites, and the shack at the place of the raptorcat attack. It's quite probable that they carved the markings in the tree7, but we don't know that for sure either.


I'd say it's safe to assume so, given that no other groups of people have been introduced. (Are the beanies the 'people in the hills' or do they (hill people) account for the third (square) language Brian Blessed speaks?)

I think the 'people in the hills' are a different group than the beanies. So they might well be the squarish speaking group.
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Re: Entropy Cake

Postby akacat » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:58 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:I have no patience to wait.
Happy hundredth, akacat!
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Thank you! Am I at my hundredth? I know I'm close, but I've barely had a chance to read the OTT, much less post anything. Hence my blind-posting from about 7 pages in the past.


BTW, starting at least as early as the former page-pope of 1075, there's evidence that at least two posts have been deleted. Either that, or one heck of a lot of firstposts were approved, since it left some popes and momes sitting at the goat-1 position.


ETA: oh, only 99. Bummer. I suppose I'll post again tonight if I manage to ketchup. Though that would still leave me at 97 posts in the OTT, but I guess that's not worth quibbling over.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Charm Quark » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:00 am UTC

ONG the road* again.

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Re: 20²

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:01 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time" TdF Update

Postby HAL9000 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:02 am UTC

taixzo wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:
charlie_grumbles wrote:Stage 13

A long flat run today. The rolling terrain makes for very fast riding. Normally that can be pretty boring with a few riders in front and the bunch holding together several minutes behind. Today, however was different. A very exciting day. Cavendish wins in a sprint followed by Sagan, then Mollema of Belkin. Sagan still has a 79 point lead in the Green Jersey competition. However, the yellow jersey competition was shaken up a bit, though Froome stays in yellow with a smaller margin.
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Greipel didn't crash yesterday, but was delayed by the crash. Evald Boasson Hagen (SKY) of Norway, on the other hand fractured his collarbone and has not started today. 181 riders still in the race.

Sagan, as I mentioned yesterday was fouled in the intermediate sprint then. Kris Boeckmans (VCD) was relegated to the last place in his group after straying from his line yesterday. You can't cross in front of another rider in a sprint (dangerous in the extreme) and are given last place in your group when the judges catch it. Unfortunately it doesn't help Sagan in this case. Boeckmans forced Sagan almost into the barriers at the side of the road in the last moments of the sprint. Had Sagan fallen, Boeckmans might have been eliminated from the tour.

SKY is down to 7 riders, which makes it harder to be dominant in support of Froome, though they haven't dominated the race much yet. When Armstrong was at his peak (pre scandal) and even in his last, declining, races he personally controlled the race like a pope/emperor, saying who would be allowed to go ahead and how far. A very different sort of situation. None of the current riders have such a position any more. Such a thing was good for domestiques, since Armstrong (or any dominant leader) could decree that some lesser rider could get a stage win, so long as it didn't affect GC standings. If you take a long view, it is a good way to do rider development.

Six riders went ahead at the start. The best on gc was 25 minutes behind Froome overall. Quite a lot, but on occasion that much has been made up in a day, but that requires something unusual and hills. They were swallowed up after about 75km of racing, but the peleton also split due to the speed of the chase with 18 or so riders left behind. All the important riders in the front group. But then Valverde, the leader of Movistar had a flat, and in trying to bring him back to the front peleton, they were lost by the peleton and caught by the second group. Very bad for them. The speed at that point was dominated by the rush to the intermediate sprint (1,2,3 = Greipel, Cavendish, Sagan). Sagan loses a few points, but is still dominant in Green.

Team strategies came to the fore today, along with bad luck. A bunch of things happened almost at the same time. Omega Pharma-Quickstep with help from Belkin picked up the pace a lot just before the intermediate to catch the escapees. Omega for its leader Cavendish and Belkin for Bauke Mollema and Laurens Ten Dam two of its riders in the top ten. The pace split the peleton in two with Kittel (yesterday's winner) left in the second bunch. Just about then Valverde had his flat and his team dropped back to help. Normally it is an easy thing to catch the bunch, but they weren't inclined to wait for him, though they often do. Valverde was in second overall yesterday. Valverde finished back almost ten minutes and is now down to 16th place. A bit later Saxo-Tinkoff (Contador's team) surged ahead and carried about 14 riders with them altogether including most of the sprinters and Contador, but not Froome or Greipel who finished the day 1'9" back in a large group. The sprint ended as noted above, but Contador moves up to third at 2'45" behind Froome. Mollema is in second at 2'28". Movistar gave up the team competition lead to Saxo-Tinkoff and has only Quintana Rojas in the top ten, everyone else on the team losing time. The top eleven riders are spread over about six minutes. Froome's lack of strong team support cost him time today, but not the jersey. All 181 finished the race, the last rider in at 13'36". Cavendish got the agressive rider award for the day.

Expecting a sprint at the end of the day, several riders rode in skinsuits today. Note that rolling terrain if actually faster on a bike than truly flat ground on which you need to work for every bit of ground. They rode the day at about 45k/h.

Tomorrow a 191km stage that takes them to Lyon. Race starts about 12:30 (continental). There are seven categorized climbs, none extreme, but certainly not a day for sprinters, though it has a valley finish. The climbers get to warm up their legs. I will miss the race tomorrow and Sunday, but might be able to post summaries later.

Sunday they begin at 10:45 (continental), ride 242.5km with five categorized climbs ending in a hors categorie climb (Mont Ventoux). Two good days for the gc riders and the climbers. Lots of points for the King of the Mountains (polka dots).

Wait, what? Does this relate in some way that I skipped over? I can make neither heads nor tails of how it's even vaguely on-topic.


Charlie_grumbles has been giving us daily updates on the Tour de France. That's how it's on-topic. :wink:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:06 am UTC

ZoomanSP wrote:Thanks for the hint. I edited my post and use the attachments again; I hope it's working now for you.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby nsub1 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:22 am UTC

Final-cheeping-ly. I have been wrestling and wrassling with Fontforge for a long time and finally have managed to generate v0.01 of Beanish Serif. I warn you all right now, it has a total of two characters: S (Image) and b (Image) – note these are case-sensitive. I know the preferred transliteration for what I have as "S" is "4", and for my next version I'll probably duplicate it there. I just wanted to push this out there and see what people thought.

I'm not a font designer by any means, and it shows. There are things about these two characters I'm unhappy with, but at this point I just want to get all the characters out there.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SinusPi » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:35 am UTC

nsub1 wrote:Final-cheeping-ly. I have been wrestling and wrassling with Fontforge for a long time and finally have managed to generate v0.01 of Beanish Serif.

I was just about to complain that their font is nowhere serif - but then I looked closely at how much of a fool of myself I would've made. Indeed, these are tiny-serif characters! Good job on those.

However, on a sourer note (grapevine comes to mind, which isn't big, as it isn't the sea, but is long), I'd advise waiting till more Beanish is written down - we may yet have it proven that the "9", "q" and "g", or "L" and "6", are actually all one character, just varied. And then there's the issue of the half-circle diacritics...

Oh, and my translit of Image into "4" isn't "preferred", it's just mine. :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:52 am UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Wait, what? Does this relate in some way that I skipped over? I can make neither heads nor tails of how it's even vaguely on-topic.
  • If the cuegan had a bicycle, they could cover the distance much faster. Or could they? There's a lot of (presumed) sand.
  • France is a possibility for where this is all occurring. Granted, not a very high probability, but after thirteen thousand years, who knows?
  • Them Frenchies - they have a different word for everything! How can we possibly understand them?
  • One word: La Petite. Ok, that's two words. Count fail.
  • Doesn't the observation tower resemble the Eiffel Tower? I wonder if they have the same designer.
  • And finally, it's a race. If you want to know who wins, you have to
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:55 am UTC

Tom17 wrote:
b2bomberkrh wrote:
Tom17 wrote:
b2bomberkrh wrote:
cellocgw wrote:
TL;DR :twisted:


Ok, help me out here, did I just get complimented? Or something else?


T'was Lovely; Delectable Ramblings!


Thanks!!!! I confess, that possibility was pretty far down my list of guesses.


Oops, maybe I should have clarified that I was pulling yer leg.

It's "Too Long; Didn't Read" :(


And just should anyone feel slighted, I will emphasize that it was purely a dig at typical online reaction to a posting of more than 2 sentences. Don't worry: you're among friends here :D
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Re: 1190: "Time" TdF Update

Postby cellocgw » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:57 am UTC

Wait, what? Does this relate in some way that I skipped over? I can make neither heads nor tails of how it's even vaguely on-topic.


I figure each of us has some pet Outside Topic; this is Prof. Grumbles' . Besides, you know -- it's all related, one way or another. Like those racers going up the mountain as Cuegan did recently.


ETA: here's one of my outside interests. I heavily customized a Saga kit.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:00 am UTC

PassONG the tree

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Re: 1190: "Time" TdF Update

Postby HAL9000 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:06 am UTC

cellocgw wrote:
Wait, what? Does this relate in some way that I skipped over? I can make neither heads nor tails of how it's even vaguely on-topic.


I figure each of us has some pet Outside Topic; this is Prof. Grumbles' . Besides, you know -- it's all related, one way or another. Like those racers going up the mountain as Cuegan did recently.


ETA: here's one of my outside interests. I heavily customized a Saga kit.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:11 am UTC

Awefulsome post, Ronald! (I know that was a ways back, but I've been caught in an Outside vortex.)

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And the survey towers are grapevines in disguise?
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Eee! Image My molpy army has been hatted! Beanie'd!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:12 am UTC

taixzo wrote:Still no molpies?

Still no molpies. Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby nsub1 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:30 am UTC

SinusPi wrote:I was just about to complain that their font is nowhere serif - but then I looked closely at how much of a fool of myself I would've made. Indeed, these are tiny-serif characters! Good job on those.

However, on a sourer note (grapevine comes to mind, which isn't big, as it isn't the sea, but is long), I'd advise waiting till more Beanish is written down - we may yet have it proven that the "9", "q" and "g", or "L" and "6", are actually all one character, just varied. And then there's the issue of the half-circle diacritics...

Oh, and my translit of Image into "4" isn't "preferred", it's just mine. :)

I'll honestly just end up doing my idea of what characters are canonical, and then if some of them are duplicates or I need to add some, that's not that bad. Plus, I'm going to be taking a few liberties with the letters, anyway. There's no ball terminal on the "b" in the original, for instance.

And there are probably so few people that will use my font, I might as well make them all happy. :wink:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby LittleBunnyFuFu » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:33 am UTC

mscha wrote:
taixzo wrote:Still no molpies?

Still no molpies. Image

Maybe they're invisible. Invisimolpie?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:42 am UTC

mscha wrote:
taixzo wrote:Still no molpies?

Still no molpies. Image

Sure about that?...
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ENHANCE:
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Redundant:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:58 am UTC

b2bomberkrh wrote: Nowadays, a geek is just as likely to be a weightlifting, athletic jock, or MMA fighter as anything else (well, maybe not JUST as likely, but still not uncommon), but it wasn't long ago that there was more of a stigma associated with it, and jocks vs. nerds movies seem to still be quite popular.


This is probably a good time to mention my weightlifting geek friend. It's not uncommon for "geek" to be a modifier of other classifications nowadays - anyone can be interested in something more than the average person, and usually its encouraged by one's peers.

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Uhh...*raises hand*

Had to look not once, but twice after reading that to see what your name really was. Just goes to show how we see what we expect to see.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Tom17 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:00 am UTC

And on and on and on, and AristONG.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SinusPi » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:00 am UTC

TravelONG...
(edit) Noooo!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:03 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
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Angelastic wrote:On the subject of misreading Eternal Density, how many of you have been misreading my username as Angeltastic all this time?

I haven't had that problem - my brain seems to pick out the "elastic" in your username.

I hadn't noticed that before. Now I can't unsee it :?

It's okay; that's one of the things you're supposed to see. But gelastic is the most important one.

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Re: Present Present

Postby Tom17 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:09 am UTC

HES wrote:So I finally got round to doing something I said I'd do well before the raptorcat attack:
Portal 2 Present Present (EDIT: Teething problems)
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If you don't own Portal 2, it's currently 50% off in the steam summer sale, but a guarantee it will be 75% off at some point during the sale. I'll make some noise when it is, and maybe even add part 2 to celebrate.


Nice! Just completed it. Ready for Part 2 :)

This is an actual spoiler, not redundant, not wait for it, not a trick.
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Then I waited for it ;)

This one is not.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:15 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
mscha wrote:
taixzo wrote:Still no molpies?

Still no molpies. Image

Sure about that?...
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ENHANCE:
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Now how did I manage to miss that!
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Molpy down.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Tom17 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:21 am UTC

mscha wrote:Molpy down.
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CAAAKE CAAAKE Oohhh it's a caaake.

Right?

Or is this actually a *real* one? :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:23 am UTC

mscha wrote:⁴ analysis of the OTT/OTF proportion, jjjdavidson! (But are deleted posts the only ‘holes’ in the number sequence? I could imagine that a post ID is assigned as soon as you start writing your post (or perhaps when first previewing it), and if you never post it, that's a lost ID.)

I've got pretty strong empirical evidence that post numbers are assigned when the post is finally submitted, not before. If post numbers were assigned when first begun or first previewed, then at least some of the OTT posts would be significantly out of order. A ketchup post that someone worked on for half an hour would have a lower number than someone else's LOL response that took 30 seconds. (Some of my posts would definitely be out of order; I've walked away for half an hour or so with a preview already on screen.)

I ran a check on the 42,430 OTT posts I collected for that chart, and of that entire list only 46 were out of sequence. In all 46 cases, two posts with the same post time were swapped by the fora software. In 45 cases, the swapped posts had numbers that differed by 1; in the other case three posts all had the same time; the three numbers were sequential, but the highest-numbered post appeared first.

My upload program doesn't actually log on to the fora, so its times are only to the minute, but I spot checked about ten of the 46, and in every case the post times were identical to the second. One of those spot-checks, in fact, was the disputed ONG that upset Professor Doctor charlie_grumbles; his post number #3386875 at present lists before Kieryn's post #3386874, but both posts carry a time of 1:00:22 am UTC.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:41 am UTC

HES wrote:
So I finally got round to doing something I said I'd do well before the raptorcat attack:
Portal 2 Present Present (EDIT: Teething problems)
Spoiler:
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If you don't own Portal 2, it's currently 50% off in the steam summer sale, but a guarantee it will be 75% off at some point during the sale. I'll make some noise when it is, and maybe even add part 2 to celebrate.


For anyone who doesn't own portal 2 || (inclusive or) is too busy to play the map, here's a video playthrough I made! Over to the youtubes! Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NetWeasel » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:55 am UTC

Twenty-two newpix with no dialog....

SOMEbody needs to say somethin'!

Even if it's just "how much further?"
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Re: 20²

Postby akacat » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:55 am UTC

Three hours it took me to ketchup! It would have been less, but a nap snuck up on me late last page.


yappobiscuits wrote:
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I have much outsideness to do tomorrow, so the things I want to be doing will have to wait. Molpy down.

Yesssss the little hatssssss

...are you perchance a fan of Questionable Content?


ChronosDragon wrote:
HES wrote:
So I finally got round to doing something I said I'd do well before the raptorcat attack:
Portal 2 Present Present (EDIT: Teething problems)
Spoiler:
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If you don't own Portal 2, it's currently 50% off in the steam summer sale, but a guarantee it will be 75% off at some point during the sale. I'll make some noise when it is, and maybe even add part 2 to celebrate.


For anyone who doesn't own portal 2 || (inclusive or) is too busy to play the map, here's a video playthrough I made! Over to the youtubes! Image

Sweet! I'm going to watch this -- first thing tomorrow. For now, I am molpie down. (No image, my apologies!)

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Re: Entropy Cake

Postby CasCat » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:00 am UTC

akacat wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:I have no patience to wait.
Happy hundredth, akacat!
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Thank you! Am I at my hundredth? I know I'm close, but I've barely had a chance to read the OTT, much less post anything. Hence my blind-posting from about 7 pages in the past.


BTW, starting at least as early as the former page-pope of 1075, there's evidence that at least two posts have been deleted. Either that, or one heck of a lot of firstposts were approved, since it left some popes and momes sitting at the goat-1 position.


ETA: oh, only 99. Bummer. I suppose I'll post again tonight if I manage to ketchup. Though that would still leave me at 97 posts in the OTT, but I guess that's not worth quibbling over.


As of this posting, you're at 99. So by the time you see this, you'll probably be at 100. So, preemptively -- happy hundredth!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:00 am UTC

they roam arONG, arONG, arONG
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eta: How much further?
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