1190: "Time"

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I HAVE THE MOST EPSILONISH COLPIX RIGHT NOW.

Postby mrob27 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:06 pm UTC

Upon aufmolping this mornip I remembered a rather OTTish dream. There were all sorts of people around, we all knew each other and were doing generally random but fun things. It looked and felt a lot like real places I had been before, but I think I was reminded of it by Desert Bus (particularly by its similarlty to OTTercon).
  I had to manage some tsundoku on the end of one of the couches and move an organised sand to clear off valuable top-of-desk space in my area to make room for something else we were doing. There were gadgets that looked very Balthasarian, like a little Arduino box with two antennas, looking like a Wifi repeater (which amazingly turned out actually to be true).
  Someone started announcing that they were going to demonstrate something that the engineers were working on, and anyone should leave now if they want peace and quiet, whatever that means. Then they started telling a story which at one point identified someone's name as "Pino e Grigio", a pun on pinot gris and on "egregious". (How does punsawing work when the puns are involuntary and subconscious?) Around that time I was saved by aufmolpt.

balthasar_s wrote:Using this: [a bunch of calls to remapt-1]
I get this: [a spectacle of m*starish goodness]

I like how the "pavement" seems to alternate between classic gray and vibrant yellow. Perhaps there's a message being encoded there too :P

NoMouse wrote:Oh, I have another idea. :idea: Maybe these are salt-water batteries and the robot will dip them in the Sea to gather fresh semencoffeecancerbabiesonice, essentially recharging them.

That seems to fit our existing knowledge quite well. The tank truck might be returning used battery fluid to the sea1. The needed ingredients would all be pretty easy to get in the hypothesised technological future of this mustardbotworld (The bots could be scavenging old landfills for the various types of scrap metal useful for electrolysis). (But wouldn't it be easier to just pump semencoffeecancerbabiesonice out of the sea1(mencoffeecancerbabiesonice) rather than carefully lowering these things down into it?

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Summoning,
or Inventing sustainable m*stard-based power technology,
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Time After Time: t-1_0409
by mrob27 » ONGing t-1_0409 at 20151123 16:07:12 UTC = newpix 23485.12
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Message is over. Removing one frame because of what balthasar_s noticed, the full message would be:

00001110010010010110110110100100100000


which seems to be essentially "— . . . - - - . . ." and as others have already said, I think perhaps the long one at the beginning is to get the observer's attention, and then we have a Morse code prosign "SOS".
  (Fun fact: <EEEEEEE> is a Morse prosign. How RELATED!)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:25 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:Using this:
(snip)
I get this:
(snip)

Hmm, that's weird (and m*st*rdy)...
I checked, and you're definitely using the updated hashes (“original filenames”). But are you using freshly downloaded images, e.g. from http://xkcd.mscha.org/otcstories/t-1_0323.png?

I also managed to find the original hash values – everything is stored in Dropbox, so I get a month worth of Time-1 Travel – and indeed, the hashes were changed at some point.
For t-1_0323, for instance, the hash originally was

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ETA: the ‘live’ hashes file, as you know, is available at http://xkcd.mscha.org/otcstories/t-1_hashes.txt. I now made a copy with the original hashes available at http://xkcd.mscha.org/otcstories/t-1_hashes_orig.txt. (The second one was manually created, so new frames won't be automatically added to it.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:13 pm UTC

mscha wrote: But are you using freshly downloaded images, e.g. from http://xkcd.mscha.org/otcstories/t-1_0323.png?
No, sorry.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:43 pm UTC

That looks better!

Here's the old version of the remapped t-1_0260 vs the new one. Spot the difference...

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It's the Mikado-stealing bot·py, which used to appear out of nowhere on frame #261. Now it appears out of nowhere on frame #260. :P
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And the other m*st*rd fixes are those metal laws of nature defying pieces of metallc looking whatever that were sticking out of the bot·mobile.
ETA2: the question is: what to do with them? If balthænhancer simply overwrites the original remapped images, then blitzers will have no idea what we're talking about when we discuss the now-removed m*st*rd features.
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I'M SUCH A LEFT BUFFYHAT WHEN IT COMES TO T-1FRAMES

Postby mrob27 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:55 pm UTC

mscha wrote:It's the Mikado-stealing bot·py, which used to appear out of nowhere on frame #261. Now it appears out of nowhere on frame #260. :P

Prediction: A new frame t-1_0259 will appear soon…

@mscha, would you please add your "md5sum" to the timeaftertime.json file? (or any type of checksum, or a last-changed-timestamp) I don't want to be downloading every ch*rping frame once per day, just to discover which one(s) might have changed.

NoMouse wrote:(updated: 00011100100100100110110110101)

Deleting a frame (either t-1_0385 or #t-1_0386) as per @balthasar_s's suggestion changes that to "0001110010010010110110110101", and @NoMouse's "0101" would be the four frames t-1_0394 through t-1_0397. But I see "1010" in those 4 frames. I'm not sure how the "SOS" theory got ruined.
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Re: I'M SUCH A LEFT BUFFYHAT WHEN IT COMES TO T-1FRAMES

Postby mscha » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:13 pm UTC

mrob27 wrote:@mscha, would you please add your "md5sum" to the timeaftertime.json file? (or any type of checksum, or a last-changed-timestamp) I don't want to be downloading every ch*rping frame once per day, just to discover which one(s) might have changed.

Sorry, no can do.
I can give you http://xkcd.mscha.org/otcstories/md5sum.txt and http://xkcd.mscha.org/timeaftertime/md5sum.txt, though.
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DEMUSTARD THE RAPTORFELINITY!

Postby mrob27 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:22 pm UTC


Oh, that'll do quite nicely, thanks! (and you gave us a puzzle :twisted:)

Can I rely on the downloadedUrl found in timeaftertime.json to stay the same even after you make this correction and "xkcd_timeaftertime_20151014_0300.png" changes to "xkcd_timeaftertime_20151014_0400.png"?
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Time After Time: t-1_0410

Postby mscha » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:30 pm UTC

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Re: DEMUSTARD THE RAPTORFELINITY!

Postby mscha » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:10 pm UTC

mrob27 wrote:

Oh, that'll do quite nicely, thanks! (and you gave us a puzzle :twisted:)

I did? :roll:

mrob27 wrote:Can I rely on the downloadedUrl found in timeaftertime.json to stay the same even after you make this correction and "xkcd_timeaftertime_20151014_0300.png" changes to "xkcd_timeaftertime_20151014_0400.png"?

You can from now on. :P
I've finally fixed that Time-1 discrepancy. If I didn't make any mistakes, the filenames and the related contents of timeaftertime.json have now all been fixed. Image URLs at least, referring to the old filenames, now redirect to the new one.
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LISTEN, DON'T MENTION THE CHRONOTRANSPONDER!

Postby mrob27 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:59 pm UTC

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mrob27 wrote:Oh, that'll do quite nicely, thanks! (and you gave us a puzzle :twisted:)

I did? :roll:

Yes — the "puzzle" I was faced with is: creating a function (or associative array) that takes a comic's frame number (like "t-1_0186") as input and returns that frame's md5sum. You provide md5sum.txt and timeaftertime.json. Neither file alone is sufficient, because the desired output values exist only in one, and the input "keys" exist only in the other. Both contain a "filename" like "xkcd_timeaftertime_20151014_0400.png" which I consider to be unpredictable and arbitrary. But if that can be relied upon to be unique, then it can be used as a proxy for the frame number.

You can from now on. :P
I've finally fixed that Time-1 discrepancy. […]

Thank you! I got a new md5sum.txt and a new timeaftertime.json and confirmed that the "filenames" changed in both, and in a consistent manner.
  That's really what I should have asked for: if the filename changes in one data file, it's okay so long as the same change happens in the other file(s) too. I was worried about having "xkcd_timeaftertime_20151014_0400.png" in the JSON, but maybe the md5sum.txt would still have "xkcd_timeaftertime_20151014_0300.png", or whatever.

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not the "original filename" like "R0pHPEE9OjYzKDUzPURDP0xSQk5…AAA" (typicaly 340 characters long), but the "filename" like "xkcd_timeaftertime_20151014_0400.png" seen in the second whitespace-delimited field of raw-md5sum.txt. I don't use those, I just rename it "t-1_0186.png".
It's okay if it changes, so long as it remains unique — or at least "no less unique than the comic frame number". If the Mystery Author decides to insert 17 new frames in between t-1_0186 and t-1_0187, and then renumber all the following frames, then things get a lot more complicated. My original timeaftertime.json request, as well as my current approach, would be moot. We would have a new puzzle similar to the "apocryphal frames" we encountered in Time.

(Edit: Clarify "filename" vs. "original filename" in a footnote.
Edit2: Use frame t-1_0186 as an example throughout.)

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ONG:
Time After Time: t-1_0411
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:09 am UTC

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Intriguing.


In case it was unclear, or in case you think I am the type of person to just post "ejaculate" randomly (ok, I am) I will refer the reader to the proposed makeup of the sea (semencaffeinecancerbabies) and also point out that directly prior to my post people were questioning the proper verb for an erect object putting things into the sea. It seemed obvious to this immature poster.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:15 am UTC

@mrob27: I think you're making things more complicated than they are.
I provide two md5msum.txt files, http://xkcd.mscha.org/otcstories/md5sum.txt and http://xkcd.mscha.org/timeaftertime/md5sum.txt.
The former contains the md5sum of the (mirrored) images provided by the authors, that might change when they dem*st*rd something.
The latter contains the md5sum of my archived copies, that were archived at ONG time, and will (normally) never change.
So if you want to check for changes to existing images, look at the former. (Or if you want to find any changes since ONG, you need to compare both of them, indeed via timeaftertime.json.)

In any case, you should be able to count on filenames like “xkcd_timeaftertime_20151014_0400.png” to be static and unique. Especially now that I fixed them. ;)
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THE MOOPIES FOREGOATED THE RAFTCASTLE ... NOT AS PLANNED

Postby mrob27 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:51 am UTC

mscha wrote:@mrob27 I think you're making things more complicated than they are.
I provide two md5msum.txt files, http://xkcd.mscha.org/otcstories/md5sum.txt and http://xkcd.mscha.org/timeaftertime/md5sum.txt.
(also explaining why we need both)

Oh dear, I'm sorry! :oops: I opened md5sum.txt, scrolled to the bottom, and saw no t-1… then I assumed it didn't include t-1 at all. (I also started wondering what's the difference between "OTC stories" and "Time After Time".) Now I see that they both have the same number of lines of data, and they're just sorted in a different order. (They're both "alphabetical" by the "filename" field).

In any case, you should be able to count on filenames like “xkcd_timeaftertime_20151014_0400.png” to be static and unique. Especially now that I fixed them. ;)

Okay — but I'll keep my software robust enough to be able to handle future changes in the filenames that appear in timeaftertime/md5sum.txt, if and when they happen… because it's only fair. You might again get late ONG(s) by some technical difficulty and wish to retroactively fix the dates/times.

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Time After Time: t-1_0412

Postby mscha » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:30 am UTC

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Time After Time: t-1_0413

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby karhell » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:31 am UTC

At least we now see what exactly the grey bits poking out of conveyorbot were: hydraulic cylinders that (at the time) suffered from a mustardy rotation angle.
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Re: I HAVE THE MOST EPSILONISH COLPIX RIGHT NOW.

Postby balthasar_s » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:31 am UTC

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Wow, I can't believe this is an actual word you can describe things with.
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WOWTERFUL STEAKISHNESS HAPPENS.

Postby NoMouse » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:42 am UTC

Look at all those fireflies, eh... I mean firefacebugs? What is the OTTish name for them? ...anyway, all those firefacebugs flying around the erecting bot! I wonder if there are small2 RiversG inside them. And Books. And Reynoldsesp. And... you get the idea.


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Re: WOWTERFUL STEAKISHNESS HAPPENS.

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:17 am UTC

NoMouse wrote:Look at all those fireflies, eh... I mean firefacebugs? What is the OTTish name for them?
Sereneties?
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Time After Time: t-1_0414

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Re: WOWTERFUL STEAKISHNESS HAPPENS.

Postby mscha » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:52 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
NoMouse wrote:Look at all those fireflies, eh... I mean firefacebugs? What is the OTTish name for them?
Sereneties?
Dithering artifacts?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:56 pm UTC

We have ancient magical artifacts that cause dithering? Wow, cool! :twisted:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:14 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:We have ancient magical artifacts that cause dithering? Wow, cool! :twisted:

Yup.
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Time After Time: t-1_0415

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Time After Time: t-1_0416

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IT'S SPOILERCAKES GONE WILD II!

Postby mrob27 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:30 pm UTC

karhell wrote:At least we now see what exactly the grey bits poking out of conveyorbot were: hydraulic cylinders that (at the time) suffered from a mustardy rotation angle.

I'm still holding out for the theory that the hydraulic cylinders are made of nanobots and/or gray goo.

balthasar_s wrote:
mrob27 wrote:There were gadgets that looked very Balthasarian, like a little Arduino box with two antennas,

Wow, I can't believe this is an actual word you can describe things with.

The established adjective is balthasarish (based on @Sciscitor's adverb balthasarishly), so of course we need another for REDUNDANCY. I also considered balthasarious but thought that might be too confusing even for the OTT.

Neil_Boekend wrote:We have ancient magical artifacts that cause dithering? Wow, cool! :twisted:

Yes, from an early sub-cult. I think they were called Transpixelians. Their existence is known only by the pixel artifacts they left behind. Of course, their most precious relic, the Hash Of The Original Timeframe, was lost in the early sands of Time.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:02 am UTC

If anyotter has been molpying around with the unbelieveably seaish new Othercomic, I want you to know I found Lucky aboard a Star Destroyer.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:18 am UTC

moody7277 wrote:If anyotter has been molpying around with the unbelieveably seaish new Othercomic, I want you to know I found Lucky aboard a Star Destroyer.

Somemolpy sounds like they're very frustrated at being trapped in a box...
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Time After Time: t-1_0417

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Time Randomly Revisited - np2901

Postby mscha » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:09 am UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
moody7277 wrote:If anyotter has been molpying around with the unbelieveably seaish new Othercomic, I want you to know I found Lucky aboard a Star Destroyer.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:25 am UTC

I'm also exploring Randall's new magical thingy. So far the only other related thing I've seen was a small faucet dripping out the back of the smaller space ship. It was in a very hard place to screenshot though.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Whizbang » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:33 am UTC

ergman wrote: It was in a very hard place to screenshot though.


What, like the back of a Volkswagen?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:49 am UTC

Now I'm looking forward to OtherComic #1688.
*waits for it*

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I love that you guys are still at it

Postby petermottola » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:47 am UTC

The new expansive comic made me wonder whether this thread was still active. You people are awesome.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:59 am UTC

moody7277 wrote:If anyotter has been molpying around with the unbelieveably seaish new Othercomic, I want you to know I found Lucky aboard a Star Destroyer.

Wow, thanks for mentioning it! I never would have thought to look for a new Othercomic on Whifdix. I love that Randall added Vim keybindings.
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Time After Time: t-1_0418

Postby mscha » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:30 am UTC

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THE RHINOCEROLPY IS TOO CH*RPING WEIRD

Postby mrob27 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:44 am UTC

Whizbang wrote:
ergman wrote:It was in a very hard place to screenshot though.

What, like the back of a Volkswagen?

I think @ergman means that it's in a place where there's no surface to stand on, so your hoverboard-riding avatar falls away before you have a chance to take a screenshot. There are at least two solutions:
  • Using the Javascript console, turn off gravity and collisions by typing window.mewtwo = true; window.noclip = true then just move wherever you want (with arrow keys, WASD or HJKL) and your avatar will stand still as soon as you stop moving.
  • Use @KyleDavidE's zoomable viewer.

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ETA: In t-1, it seems she's been directing tallbeanie in aiming the heliograph again, this time pointing the other way (we're seeing the back of the mirror now) so I suspect he'll be standing there for another 35 frames or so, sending the message that-a-way.

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Time After Time: t-1_0419

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