1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:11 pm UTC

Hi Opiboble!

I realized that one of the recent Othercomics is actually part 2 of a two-panel comic.
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I like to imagine the scientists are the parents/grownups, dealing with the kids' game in their own way.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:30 pm UTC

A spot of ketchup:

pelrigg wrote:The basement doors creaks open with a pitiful cry. "Hmm, I thought I oiled that the last Time I was here. Let's take another look." Manufactured by the Nightingale Floor And Hinge Corp. Well that explains a lot.


:D Hi, pelrigg! Never heard of a nightingale floor before. And thank you for sharing your molpish story.

I was trying to see Sustainabilizer's initial image about physics, but the bicyclesonthemoon viewer is broken. Both this link and another link in a post by Jose are not working. :(
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:30 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:I was trying to see Sustainabilizer's initial image about physics, but the bicyclesonthemoon viewer is broken.

Should be working now.

bicyclesonthemoon.info was not accessible but this time it was not my server's fault.
my IP changes sometimes.
Every time this happens the DNS for bicyclesonthemon.info has to be updated to point to the new IP.
My dynamic DNS is on freedns.afraid.org now.
This time my server couldn't update the IP because afraid.org wasn't accessible from here.
I also couldn't see afraid.org in a browser, the connections were timed out.
So it couldn't log in and send the new IP.
But it was not accessible only from my place. The rest of the internet could see it.
I disconnected my house from the internet and reconnected.
Now it could access afraid.org without any problems and it quickly updated the IP.

I wonder why it wasn't working.
Was I being banned for some reason?


Also I did not notice this because I'm at the same place where the server is. So even if I lose the internet connection I will still able to see bicyclesonthemoon.info.

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svenman wrote:New phys frame:
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She is from the future.
Ask her if they already have discovered it!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:51 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:I was trying to see Sustainabilizer's initial image about physics, but the bicyclesonthemoon viewer is broken. Both this link and another link in a post by Jose are not working. :(
Did you try using logarithms?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:32 am UTC

Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:55 am UTC

And a new phys frame that had been ONGed on the unreachable botcastle in the meantime:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:24 pm UTC

svenman wrote:And a new phys frame that had been ONGed on the unreachable botcastle in the meantime:
Actually, it onged before being unreachable.
And now another one:
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Wait for it.

Prediction:
she is from the future. She knows that he was the one who did it.
Now she is trying to suggest to him to do it.
This way she makes sure that her past will happen...

Also new bsta:
Locate the characters
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Tape not aligned?

You didn't touch anything, did you?


contextbot:
On this system "lrt" is the command for the Location & Relocation Tool.

I think RAZOR would be very interested in such a thing.
Actually, they would be also interested in many other things like object generators and so on.
RAZOR should really meet with the LEML guys sometime.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:24 am UTC

taixzo wrote:I like to imagine the scientists are the parents/grownups, dealing with the kids' game in their own way.


Damn, you made me spit my coffee! :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:26 am UTC

Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:31 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:I was trying to see Sustainabilizer's initial image about physics, but the bicyclesonthemoon viewer is broken. Both this link and another link in a post by Jose are not working. :(
Did you try using logarithms?

Jose

I keep going back and re-reading this. I assume there's a joke there, but I'm just not getting it. Anyway, I could try logarithms. I assume you use one of these to get logarithms?

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taixzo wrote:I like to imagine the scientists are the parents/grownups, dealing with the kids' game in their own way.

:D And I love that decree. Not sure when I'll have the Tim to follow it, but it would be fun. I wish I got cell reception down in the pit. Other people do, but apparently my MTA sucks. :cry:

I've finally blitzed the physics story and bsta, and am eagerly Waiting for more of both. I was confused with bsta because I had stopped reading at a crucial point. So, did the tape transport the guy into the cartoon? Anyway, it continues to be an awesomeful story.

balthasar_s wrote:contextbot:
On this system "lrt" is the command for the Location & Relocation Tool.

I think RAZOR would be very interested in such a thing.
Actually, they would be also interested in many other things like object generators and so on.
RAZOR should really meet with the LEML guys sometime.

:shock: Excuse, I have to...go do something. Definitely not have a top secret meeting about anything, though.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:51 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:I assume you use one of these to get logarithms?
Yes, that's the real way, but if you imagine another one you can get some complex rhythms. It comes from here. Or here.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:42 am UTC

Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:02 am UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:
ucim wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:I was trying to see Sustainabilizer's initial image about physics, but the bicyclesonthemoon viewer is broken. Both this link and another link in a post by Jose are not working. :(
Did you try using logarithms?

Jose

I keep going back and re-reading this. I assume there's a joke there, but I'm just not getting it. Anyway, I could try logarithms. I assume you use one of these to get logarithms?

Spoiler:
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I believe it may be a reference to this othercomic.

Which, speaking of decree, is obviously the first half of a pair with this other othercomic.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:29 pm UTC

Bicycle ONG

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Taking a moment to ponder that possibility.
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1190: Time: ¡THIS LAPLEOPARD IS KETCHUPPING ME!

Postby mrob27 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:46 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:I believe it may be a reference to this othercomic.

Which, speaking of decree, is obviously the first half of a pair with this other othercomic.

That's all well and good as long as we combine them with this timeless classic (which I'd suggest is the prequel to the other two)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:09 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:
ucim wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:I was trying to see Sustainabilizer's initial image about physics, but the bicyclesonthemoon viewer is broken. Both this link and another link in a post by Jose are not working. :(
Did you try using logarithms?

Jose

I keep going back and re-reading this. I assume there's a joke there, but I'm just not getting it. Anyway, I could try logarithms. I assume you use one of these to get logarithms?

Spoiler:
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I believe it may be a reference to this othercomic.

Which, speaking of decree, is obviously the first half of a pair with this other othercomic.

Ah, thank you! I didn't remember that one. And yes, you and mrob have come up with a great xkcd trilogy!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:05 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:And yes, you and mrob have come up with a great xkcd trilogy!
And taixzo - xe was the one that started putting it together per the decree. I wasn't being as reverent. :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:48 pm UTC

Wait on.

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Re: 1190: Um… "Time"

Postby Sustainabilizer » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:28 am UTC

bsta #224 wrote:
Locate the characters
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Tape not aligned?

You didn't touch anything, did you?

> …

Um… I was pretty sure that I didn't touch anything, but …

Now there is an “> Um…” which wasn't there before!

Maybe the question is who is addressed by the “You”.
Who are we at the moment? The author? The player of the game? fth? b? kxa?
Who am I?
Pondering …

ETA: “(tape not aligned?”
There was a tape. We (= the player of the game) flipped it and let it play for some while. Then we (= the author) flipped it again. So the tape has been reeled back a little. Maybe that's what the error message is referring to as “not aligned”.
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