1190: "Time"

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Re: 555: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:15 pm UTC

mrob27 wrote:(NBTSAT: Insert a clock into clockpocket.
Prediction: B is going to connect the output of a 555 to one of the ARMs.
Let's see how he manages to break it (the 555).)
At least that's better than breaking the arms...

ETApope:
POPE
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There is a pope standing in his room thread.
Today, the 10th of Summit 3 A.T. is finally the day when he will make his decree.

What will the decree be?.
The pope says:
What will happen next?
Will the foolish pocket game result in serious consequences?
Or maybe not? Maybe that's just a distraction?
Share your predictions!

>Place redundancy inside spoiler_
Spoiler:
pope-000000.png


E:E:ETA:
I just noticed that in the bstatexts I twice wrote 23th instead of 23rd. Will fix it now.
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Re: 1190: "Time": I need a coffee

Postby ggh » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:24 pm UTC

mrob27 wrote:(NBTSAT: Insert a clock into clockpocket.
Prediction: B is going to connect the output of a 555 to one of the ARMs. Let's see how he manages to break it (the 555).)
Haha! A 555 was the first thing I thought of too when I woke up and clicked on BSTA. :) Although I confess I didn't think of connecting it to the ARM.
I thought, those pins are going to get pretty squashed.

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Oh, treeish! I either forgot or didn't know that existed. Probably forgot. Sometimes I forget how forgetful I am.

Chippily Zippily
Hail to the 555 -
"Cheap-as-chips" option for
pulses sublime.

Oscillatorily
Giving bipolar a-
plomb is the favourite
Chip of all Time!


Heh - ninja'd while I struggled with uncooperative syllables - thank GLR!


ETAFD: I think it's just a distraction. I don't see what relevance a clock could possibly have to the plot. written by the guy who does Time travel.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:14 pm UTC

Yay for ggh's Double Dactyl - treeishly neat!
ggh wrote:[...]
Oscillatorily
Giving bipolar a-
plomb is the favourite
Chip of all Time!
I first read this as
"... is the favourite
Chirp of all Time!
"
and was wondering what in the RNP possessed you to use such fowl language.

ggh wrote: I don't see what relevance a clock could possibly have to the plot.
Don't say "plot" to an old person! :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:36 pm UTC

Thank you, whoever's keeping the Wiki updated with the newest links to the Torgos Chronicles! I completely forgot to update it myself, I was all typed out.

And there's still so much to tell before I'll be completely caught up!

(The images said they'd been viewed 3340 times, so the story must be getting some readership right? Does it still count "views" if the Spoiler button isn't pressed to reveal them?)
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1190: Time: PROTIP: TO CRENELLATE THE ANTELOPEY, CORINNE IT UNTIL IT *MOLP*S *AUF*

Postby mrob27 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:11 am UTC

555s are so 1970's…

BSTA 19
Insert a clock into clockpocket.
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You don't have any pocketable clocks at hand. But you have an RTC chip. You think it's clocky enough for you.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:20 am UTC

ggh wrote:I am so confused.
I visited The Cloisters. Why don't I remember The Cloisters?
I'm confused, too.
How can you forget The Cloisters?

...oh,...I Know!
You saw too much too quickly.

The Cloisters is not one bit Flashy.

Compared to the rest of NYC,
The Cloisters is like a nap. That's Why.

Right?
Am I correct?

ggh; I made a wild guess.
Spoiler:
For me The Cloisters was a 'peak experence'.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:44 am UTC

I too have seen the cloisters. It was a seaish time ago, but I did note the intensity of the difference between the bustle of the city, and the peace within the cloisters themselves. It's rather amazing that such a thing exists.

I don't remember much else of the cloisters; there's a faded image in my mind of one of the courtyards, but I do remember how... er... cloistered it managed to be.

addams wrote:For me The Cloisters was a 'peak experence'.
For me the cloisters were a "peek experience". :)

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Re: 1190: "Time to PULL UP!"

Postby thunk » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:56 am UTC

Haven't been there Addams. Don't particularly care for art museums. Okay, I care slightly more now.
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1190: "Time" - Time Randomly Revisited - np83

Postby mscha » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:00 am UTC

UTTERONGS...
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Wait for it.
OTT Time Travel

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:29 am UTC

I like the new avatar, thunk!


addams wrote:You saw too much too quickly.
Maybe... I don't remember even that.
There's a good chance that I just saw it too soon - it was a school trip.

I also don't remember anything about seeing Christopher Plummer play Iago in Othello, except that a woman fainted in the aisle when she saw him.
Huh... the internet tells me that James Earl Jones played Othello. I don't remember that either.
School trips. As they say, Youth is wasted on the young.


mrob27 wrote:555s are so 1970's…
Get off my porch!


ucim wrote:and was wondering what in the RNP possessed you to use such fowl language.
Spoiler:
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ETAFD: Wrong chip maybe, but I still think the pins are gonna suffer.

So I went to google the chip, but instead of mcp79512, I accidentally typed mpc79512.
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First result is a moon rover model. :shock:
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Re: 1190: "Dactyl Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:49 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time to PULL UP!"

Postby addams » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:53 am UTC

thunk wrote:Haven't been there Addams. Don't particularly care for art museums. Okay, I care slightly more now.
But,..but..but...
It's not, really, an Art museum.

well...ok; It is.
But! The Best Part is not indoors!

The Cloisters is a piece of wilderness
On the ground, Way Up High above NYC.

From up there I sat on a European style stone wall and ate my lunch.
I was looking down on the skyscrapers of the New York Financial District.

The buildings looked like a diorama.
Or; Buildings from a child's toy chest.

It is quiet up there.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:50 am UTC

Yay! ED's DDing and getting back to his treeish ladies!



I have new sand. The Little Wonder's Dad left us his sand when he flew back to the US.
I'm hoping to use it mostly to learn things, and to still use the old sand for most things.
It has more space, so I will also use it to store and play stuff for the Little Wonder's entertainment.
Probably other functions will drift to it in time.

I've just installed OSX and downloaded Chrome.
And now I have one (1) bookmark.

Greetings from the new sand!



ETA:
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Heheh - I didn't notice the balthapostitle until I took that screenshot.
It's so strange to have one (1) screenshot on my desktop.

ETA2: Good Randally! Why is that screenshot appear so large when I click it? There must be some kind of screen resolution thingie with this one....
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Postby balthasar_s » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:11 am UTC

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 for the spontaneous pastposting of the everyday mythological dragon one might have to wait a good fourteen point three quinquadragintaseptingentillion yips, but for an OTTish dragon, a nopix or two could suffice, provided the draconic fields were suitably aligned with the ONGs in the dragon's Time zone. In other words, Dragons would have remained a mythological curiosity had it not been for needle-pulled things. To quanitfy this relationship, Mrorl first hypothesised a new element (which he dubbed *Draconium*), to be located right below Needlepulledthingium in the periodic table, then began trying to synthesise it first in his Basement^{1}, then later at the newly-chartered Dracogenic Proving Grounds on Frelornados, a remote island granted to Molpiversity Newpixia. To this dip those unfamiliar with the General Theory of Epsilonity ask why Mrorl hypothesised Draconium first, and not *Brassinapium* or *Cerebrogastropodium* or *dvi-Epsilonium*. The answer is that dragons are more OTTish than brainslugs or mustard, though they do not necessarily post with any more frequency or regularity. True, Mrorl may have found the synthesis of *Brassinapium* from common mustard to be equally discouraging (as we now know such to be impossible), but it would have been far less dangerous -- given the wide belief that any materialised dragon would have immediately nerdsniped him. Fortunately Balthacarius was nearby with specially modified molpimeters, ready to capture or subdue any dracomolp that might appear. A number of scholars subsequently repeated the experiments, both in reality and in many simulated OTTiverses, and all fruitless. Only then did it become clear that these beasts enjoy an existence entirely different from that of ordinary molpies and raptors; for OTT dragons are distinguished by xeir probability of posting rather than xeir appearance in actuality, though granted, xeir actuality is much more likely once xey have actually made a firstpost. Suppose, for example, one organises a "hunt" for such a dragon: Summons xem, PMs xem, posts inviting cakes and poetry. The OTTers Wait, only to receive a Chronotransmission from the aforewhen or the afterwhen, written in an unmistakable style: the dragon, seeing xemself Basemented, has slipped from ordinary to Temporal spaaace. An extremely elusive and cryptic molpy, xe does this

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Re: 1190: "Time to Go Around"

Postby thunk » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:11 am UTC

ggh wrote:
I like the new avatar, thunk!


Thanks, but I'm not really into Pokemon.

addams wrote:
But,..but..but...
It's not, really, an Art museum.

I'll be sure to check it out next time.
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Re: A ʀᴇʟᴀᴛᴇᴅ NEWPIXBOTTIFICATION APPEARED!

Postby balthasar_s » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:28 am UTC

mrob27 wrote:Prediction: B is going to connect the output of a 555 to one of the ARMs.

Your bot's bag is actually a 555, but with 4 legs.
So now I'm wondering, did your bot suggest the 555 prediction or was it your own idea?

mrob27 wrote:Along with the shirt, to monitor the progress of its spaaace- and time-travel was a companion bot, who I have not yet named:
Spoiler:
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The bot is contemplating xes next destination

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The bot's bag is a bot in its own right, with four little legs.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:34 am UTC

Wait on.

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1190: Time: THE SPARROW-RAPTOR IS A LIE

Postby mrob27 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:01 am UTC

balthasar_s wrote:
mrob27 wrote: Prediction: B is going to connect the output of a 555 to one of the ARMs.
Your bot's bag is actually a 555, but with 4 legs.
So now I'm wondering, did your bot suggest the 555 prediction or was it your own idea?

:D The idea came to me in my sleep. I'm still in a different Time zone (the land of Seaish Waterottermolpies and Mountain Baobabs) and didn't bring my little bots with me1, in fact I left them to some new experimental tasks that I hope will turn out to have been productive. Perhaps they're learning new comms skills too.

Thanks for the haiku and such, @ggh! It's pretty molpish having a few other people who know what a 555 is. It was probably the first chip I bought, almost 40 years ago, in a hobby that had me riding my bike every week to Radio Shack. I was spending my allowance, and could only afford one or two chips per week so I had to learn digital electronics bit by bit2.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby The Moomin » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:31 am UTC

I like it when I log on to check the individual comics thread, and as the last comment is on Time, there's a brief glimpse into what is happening here through the subject of the reply "THE SPARROW-RAPTOR IS A LIE".

(Edited to remove random capitalisation of a word)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:27 pm UTC

ucim wrote:Don't say "plot" to an old person! :)
Jose
(ha-ha) Jose; Finely; I 'get' it. (chuckle)
Yep. We, of picking our Plot age, can be a little sensitive.

umm...The Moomin? Your sig...
I possibly don't pay enough attention to what's going on.
I help make architect's dreams flesh.
Really?

Don't most Architect's dream in wood, steel and concrete?
If you make their dreams flesh...well,...

That might be NightMare material.
Spoiler:
excuse me. I was, just, thinking.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:42 pm UTC

addams wrote:(ha-ha) Jose; Finely; I 'get' it. (chuckle)
It's been a(n annoying!) tagline of mine since high school. It comes from a set of Johnny Carson routines where an old lady (played by Johnny himself) is being interviewed, and the word is used in passing (Nope, didn't mean that! Let's just say "in its other context") and the old lady pipes up "Don't say {word} to an old person!".

There are five words (six now) that work this way.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:09 pm UTC

someone on Coincidence wrote:Luckily, K sent you a birthday gift. Perhaps it's a Baltidex?

Who is K?
And what is a Baltidex???

Maybe it's just a different name for this thing I have?
Spoiler:
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"Katalog Obiektów" (Catalogue of Objects)
It's something I made in 2010 or 2009 (I don't remember), after I got this weird inspiration.
The pages contain entries for various objects:
Image
They often come with useful warnings:
Image
I still havent't figured out how to use it for retrieving objects...

Unexpected relatedness:
I'm keeping it in a box which is intended for keeping a cassette.
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Or maybe it's something else?

I recently received a name day present.
It was something completely different.

I started a drawception game with the words "Place ARMs inside clockpocket"

Redundancy here:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:49 pm UTC

Does nobody have any insight on my prior question about attachment views?

Is anyone even seeing these posts, or am I under some sort of Reddit-like softban where I can see what everyone posts including my own, but everyone can only see everyone's EXCEPT mine? There were precisely zero comments on the adventures of the Goblins too...

Oh, wait, no, these posts only semi-exist, since I'm not in phase with the correct alt of reality when I post them. Damned multiverses...

WELL I'LL POST ANYWAY! Maybe some Blitzers will be out-of-phase with the Normal Reality and will see these.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:00 pm UTC

An answer arrives...
The viewcount of an attachment is actually counting how many times the file has been downloaded (I think).
Most browsers, when loading a newpage, will also download all of the images including those inside spoilers.
So almost everytime someone (or some bot) visits the newpage the view counts increase.

Also, not commented doesn't mean unseen.
(I'm not a good example, i haven't read them (the latest ones) yet)
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Re: Ninja ong maybe

Postby ggh » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:03 pm UTC

I'm definitely out of phase, Gingercat. I need a few nights where the Little Wonder is more tired than me. I will ketchup.
Sorry I didn't answer before.


balthasar_s wrote:Maybe it's just a different name for this thing I have?
Spoiler:
Image
"Katalog Obiektów" (Catalogue of Objects)
It's something I made in 2010 or 2009 (I don't remember), after I got this weird inspiration.
The pages contain entries for various objects:
Image
They often come with useful warnings:
Image
I still havent't figured out how to use it for retrieving objects...

Unexpected relatedness:
I'm keeping it in a box which is intended for keeping a cassette.
Image
Baobabs, that's pretty awesomeful!
What were you supposed to not eat on that page?

balthasar_s wrote:I recently received a name day present.
It was something completely different.
Was it a new caption sign?

I had never heard of name days before you posted about them. Do people consider when a name day is when they choose a name for their babies? I knew I wanted to name the Little Wonder after my parents, but if that wasn't my priority, I'd be highly tempted to aim for a summer name day.


Back around BSTA 10, GnomeAnne wrote:The ong clock is nearly sixteen seconds different from the forum clock, making Ong times below twenty seconds impossible.
I'm seeing about a twenty second difference now. RTC shoved into pocket. Coincidence?


The Moomin wrote:I like it when I log on to check the individual comics thread, and as the last comment is on Time, there's a brief glimpse into what is happening here through the subject of the reply "THE SPARROW-RAPTOR IS A LIE".
Hi The Moomin!
Your post count surprises me. I thought it would be in the thousands - I feel like I've seen quite a few posts from you in my occasional wanders.


mrob27 wrote:Thanks for the haiku and such, @ggh! It's pretty molpish having a few other people who know what a 555 is. It was probably the first chip I bought, almost 40 years ago, in a hobby that had me riding my bike every week to Radio Shack. I was spending my allowance, and could only afford one or two chips per week so I had to learn digital electronics bit by bit2.
I'm nowhere near as legit as you. While I do remember marvelling over those little Radio Shack mini lab-books, I was probably older, and I didn't really pursue it until university, and then, alas, have forgotten nearly everything since then. When I saw that ONG, I thought of the 555, but lamented that the 555 was one of only two chips I remember. Then it got worse, because I couldn't actually recall the name of the other one, which I'd used much more often than the 555. 1761 was my best guess. It was of course
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the noble 741.
I loved the EE labs at uni - playing on the breadboard was the best. My lab partner and I would get an assignment to convert the output of a Walkman to optical, transmit and receive it and play it out speakers; and we'd throw in band-pass filtering for equalization and double it up for stereo just because it was so much fun. But twenty years later I wouldn't recognize a band-pass in actual analog components if I found one in my corn flakes. When I was pregnant, I realized I wanted a small, adjustable-down-to-off light for nappy changes and other checks during the night. I couldn't find one, so I bought a small bulb, battery holder, switch, pot, and maybe another resistor and wired them up in a little box. Simple simple simple circuit, but I think I still somehow managed to mess something up, because even though the light was super-useful, I had to recharge the batteries more than should have been needed.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:25 pm UTC

Whew, either I'm in phase or I've just dragged several others into my own version of reality.

Either way, happy hatted semicat.

Thanks for the insight, balthasar! Those view numbers show that every NP is still pretty active :)

I've certainly heard of name days before now; been to one or two... And those were because the people in question didn't actually know their birthday. Yes, they had a "birthday" as far as official documentation went, but there was significant doubt on whether that was actually the day they first said hello to the world, or whether it was fudged a few days or so either side.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32 pm UTC

Gingercat wrote:Does nobody have any insight on my prior question about attachment views?

Is anyone even seeing these posts, or am I under some sort of Reddit-like softban where I can see what everyone posts including my own, but everyone can only see everyone's EXCEPT mine? There were precisely zero comments on the adventures of the Goblins too...

Oh, wait, no, these posts only semi-exist, since I'm not in phase with the correct alt of reality when I post them. Damned multiverses...

WELL I'LL POST ANYWAY! Maybe some Blitzers will be out-of-phase with the Normal Reality and will see these.

Being a phased boxcat is hard :?

There was a lot of weather in various places, perhaps that's delayed some commenting. I've no such excuse, I'm in the only (U.S.) state with no snow currently.
I did enjoy the the latest adventures of the Goblins, but I've no insight into what counts as a view.

By all means, keep posting. Sorry I haven't had much to say lately.

I'm out of phase with normal reality myself, in my world, Christmas is two weeks hence, so we're in full on preparation mode.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:45 pm UTC

SBN wrote:I'm in the only (U.S.) state with no snow currently.


I would love some snow here!

It's regularly getting well above 30°C outside, and in my kitchen at home it gets to ~38.5°C (very poorly designed section of the house, that, and that's not even when cooking!).

I've only ever seen one White Christmas; as you can imagine, snow at Christmas in Australia is basically unheard-of.

ETA If the heatwave currently sweeping across my state hits this city properly (it's skyrocketed temperatures in a nearish-by city to 38°C+), my kitchen may very well become too hot to handle without drastic intervention. 38C outside would mean ~45C inside.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:17 am UTC

Here have some of ours.
Really, we do not want it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:38 am UTC

Brrr, I'm shivering just looking at that.

Although it would make for some remarkably fun snow fights!
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Re: 1190: "DoubleTime"

Postby Eternal Density » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:55 am UTC

Gingercat wrote:
SBN wrote:I'm in the only (U.S.) state with no snow currently.


I would love some snow here!

It's regularly getting well above 30°C outside, and in my kitchen at home it gets to ~38.5°C (very poorly designed section of the house, that, and that's not even when cooking!).

I've only ever seen one White Christmas; as you can imagine, snow at Christmas in Australia is basically unheard-of.

ETA If the heatwave currently sweeping across my state hits this city properly (it's skyrocketed temperatures in a nearish-by city to 38°C+), my kitchen may very well become too hot to handle without drastic intervention. 38C outside would mean ~45C inside.

Temprature demprature
outdoors it's thirty-five
inside is twenty-five
C-type degrees

Typical summer's day
Superaustralian
Hide from the flies and the
Mozzies and bees

(Molpsquitoes and beesnakes, that is.)
(Yes those are the temperatures shown on the thermometer now.)
(That's 95 and 77 F)

Speaking of snow drifts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh1lVVMh_1E

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:03 am UTC

How did balthasar sneak into the video?
ETA:
I just finished reading the tenth Torgos chronicle, I intended to go back and read it yesterday evening but never got around to it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:57 am UTC

I have an interesting idea, but need some assistance.

A few(?) NPs back there were some really, really messed up fonts happening. Superimposed, messy, glitchy-looking; that's exactly what I'm after.

Does anyone have any pointers on how that was done?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby thunk » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:11 am UTC

Eternal_Density wrote:Temprature demprature
outdoors it's thirty-five
inside is twenty-five
C-type degrees

Typical summer's day
Superaustralian
Hide from the flies and the
Mozzies and bees

Northerly tortherly
warm air advection makes
winter dips balmy at
20--just bliss.

parasubtropical
climates aren't too bad,
yet without the white stuff
there's something amiss.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:31 am UTC

Gingercat wrote:A few(?) NPs back there were some really, really messed up fonts happening. Superimposed, messy, glitchy-looking; that's exactly what I'm after. Does anyone have any pointers on how that was done?
Use Firefox, then update the files for the forum's default font and reload.

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Re: 1190: "Zalgo Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:39 am UTC

Gingercat wrote:I have an interesting idea, but need some assistance.

A few(?) NPs back there were some really, really messed up fonts happening. Superimposed, messy, glitchy-looking; that's exactly what I'm after.

Does anyone have any pointers on how that was done?

search for "zalgo text generator"
Or go to https://timelessriver.net/grapechannel/
Join a channel such as General and type /zalgo whatever text you want zalgoed
Add more /zalgo if you want to apply the effect more times.
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Oh and here's a bit of the python code I used to select a random combining character:
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Code: Select all

soul = {
  "up" : [
    '̍','̎','̄','̅',
    '̿','̑','̆','̐',
    '͒','͗','͑','̇',
    '̈','̊','͂','̓',
    '̈','͊','͋','͌',
    '̃','̂','̌','͆',
    '̀','́','̋','̏',
    '̒','̓','̔','̽',
    '̉','̾','̚',   
    ],
  "mid" : [
    '̕','̛','̀','́',
    '͘','̡','̢','̧',
    '̨','̴','̵','̶',
    '͜','͝','͞',
    '͟','͠','͢','̸',
    '̷','͡','҉'
    ],
  "down" : [
    '̖','̗','̘','̙',
    '̜','̝','̞','̟',
    '̠','̤','̥','̦',
    '̩','̪','̫','̬',
    '̭','̮','̯','̰',
    '̱','̲','̳','̹',
    '̺','̻','̼','ͅ',
    '͇','͈','͉','͍',
    '͎','͓','͚','̣'
    ],
}
soul['all']=soul['up']+soul['mid']+soul['down']
def z_char():
    return soul['all'][randint(0,len(soul['all'])-1)]
   
def transform_zalgo(text):
    return ''.join([c+z_char() for c in text])
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:41 am UTC

That's exactly it. Many thanks guys :)
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Re: 1190: "Cake Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:47 am UTC

Gingercat wrote:That's exactly it. Many thanks guys :)
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1190: Time: REMAIN CH**RPING AND GOAT WOWTREES

Postby mrob27 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:00 am UTC

The Moomin wrote: I like it when I log on to check the individual comics thread, and as the last comment is on Time, there's a brief glimpse into what is happening here through the subject of the reply "THE SPARROW-RAPTOR IS A LIE".

Yes the random ONGtext seems to be relevant a lot more often than random chance would suggest. I sometimes tilt the odds in my favour using a match pattern, e.g. go to AUTOMOME and put "MOLPY" in the filter box.

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And what is a Baltidex???
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I guess it would be kind of like the Sylladex in Homestuck.

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Insert RTC into clockpocket
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You insert the RTC into your clockpocket.

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Gingercat wrote:Does nobody have any insight on my prior question about attachment views?

Oops, sorry, forgot.

Consider Newpage 1226. This Newpage isn't particularly special, except that it occurs during the period when lots of image attachments were being posted. Also, it's a long time ago so the various bots probably aren't reloading it at the moment, or maybe one bot is going to load it once, then will come back tomorrow or next week.
  It has a single post (this one) that contains an attachment with the text like "Viewed NNN times". Try this command:

 wget -q -O - 'http://fora.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101043&start=49000' | egrep 'Viewed [0-9]+ times'

Wait a few seconds and type the command again. Each time you're getting the HTML, but none of the images. Each time the number goes up by 1. Just now I got 5240, 5241, 5242, 5243 — and I waited different amounts of time each time. Then I viewed the page in a browser and saw 5244. Then I tried the wget command again and got 5245,
  (If multiple people do this at the same time in response to this post, then of course you'll see the numbers go up by more than 1).
  The conclusion I draw from this is that I alone was accessing this page, each of my accesses increased the number, and therefore, retrieving the attachment/image itself does not count towards the number.

More to the point, I loved the early chapters of the D&D adventure (at least I think that's what it was… maybe some other RPG?) but then I started fall semester and had to stop reading entirely. So now I'm way behind.

@ggh: Ah, the noble 741! (Op amp). I made a bunch of stuff with op-amps. Including bandpass filters whose band was controlled by an input waveform whose frequency was directly proportional to the frequency you wanted to have at the center of the passband. (My design used sample and hold modules, and op-amps to effectively perform differentiation and integration in discrete steps. But it didn't use 741's, I had to use the high-impedence FET-input op-amps.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:20 pm UTC

I've been to the Cloisters! (As has Viktor.) It was indeed a surreal experience - felt like a slice of Old Europe in the middle of NYC.

Also, the 555 was my first chip too. I had a kit when I was younger to learn electronics. It had two sections: "Basic Circuits" and "Digital Circuits". The 555 was the only IC in the Basic Circuits book.
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