1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:56 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:26 pm UTC

A quick skim of the last NP and a half shows many molpish posts and OTTers. Not time now for proper ketchup. Continue to do what you do so well.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:59 pm UTC

Still haven't ketched up anywhen (I might end up binge-watching all of bsta and phys at this rate), but I thought this stream might be interesting to some of y'all.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:54 am UTC

Cueball is a-rookUNG:
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For decree:
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Anyway, the unmolpish woman eventually stormed out with the item, and I was next in line. I kept my mood pleasant for the cashier, and we shared a laugh about the mustarded system, and hopefully I helped make her day a bit more molpish after that other customer.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:14 pm UTC

There have been two new phys frames, ONGed one hour apart. The first of these is very strange, and animated. And it is numbered out of sequence (84a), and being ignored by the ONG system.

Image
Spoiler:
!!!


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Wait for it.

[edit]
Blitzed through all the phys OTTercomic frames to see if there were any other additional out-of-sequence frames that we might have missed. I found exactly one, 71a, but it oddly seems to have been onged at the same time as 84a (and not between 71 and 72 at all), and seems to be taken out of some larger context which seems to be missing:
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Spoiler:
!!!
[/edit]

As for the OTT, this newpix six yips ago Cue was still workUNG on the upper platform:
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Wait for it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:01 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:qong?


When I go to the Codex Quaerendae, there are links on the upper part, to all these writings of the codex.
Some of them are wrong.
"Commensurablism" "Metaphilosophy" actually link to the page "Against Fideism".
(the links on the page below are correct)

Also some are links to writings which are not there yet. And following a link results with a 404 page.
If the page doesn't exist yet, why should the link to it exist?

I didn't read much of the codex.
But i did read the "Original fictions":
Möbius: A Movie About Itself and Surfing the Cosmic Cataclysm

I liked them.
I think some others here could like it too.

svenman wrote:There have been two new phys frames, ONGed one hour apart. The first of these is very strange, and animated. And it is numbered out of sequence (84a), and being ignored by the ONG system.
!!!, what is this?
(but what do you mean by "ignored"?)

svenman wrote:Image
Spoiler:
!!!
You know what these things remind me of?
The front lamp of a bicycle.
The lamp often has a lens with a vertical pattern like this.
(See "Blitzposting" at 0:50)
svenman wrote:any other additional out-of-sequence frames that we might have missed. I found exactly one, 71a, but it oddly seems to have been onged at the same time as 84a (and not between 71 and 72 at all), and seems to be taken out of some larger context which seems to be missing:
Image
Spoiler:
!!!
!!!, another one.
But what is it doing between 71 and 72?
It doesn't look like it belongs there.
And
what is the meaning of all this?
Interesting...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:01 pm UTC

svenman wrote:Image
Spoiler:
!!!

What the ch*rp is that?

Is it some interference pattern? A probability field of some quantum process? Annihilation of two particles? Two black holes merging? Two bicycles colliding at moonlessm night? Does it have anything to do with the fermions and photons mentioned in the other out-of-sequence frame? So many questions...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:21 pm UTC

svenman wrote:Image
Spoiler:
!!!

The final frames of the animations are black.
But not completely black...

You know what it means,
Image
ENHANCED:
Image
ENHANCED and slowed down:
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observations:
  • the things whatever they are went through each other
  • the part just after the collision is censored
  • enhancing is useful
  • phys is an interesting story
  • the spoiler below is redundant
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NoMouse wrote:Two bicycles colliding at moonlessm night?
Other inserted frame is 71a. Frame 71 talks about two vehicles colliding on the pole.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:26 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:
NoMouse wrote:Two bicycles colliding at moonlessm night?
Other inserted frame is 71a. Frame 71 talks about two vehicles colliding on the pole.

Oh, right, so it's two bicycles going parallel, yet still colliding because of curved space-time. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:47 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:
svenman wrote:There have been two new phys frames, ONGed one hour apart. The first of these is very strange, and animated. And it is numbered out of sequence (84a), and being ignored by the ONG system.
!!!, what is this?
(but what do you mean by "ignored"?)

As you probably know, in the viewer for every phys frame there is a link "bbcode". If you click on that, after the bbcode for the frame there is another link "spoiler". If you click on that, you get also the bbcode for the spoiler and, on the page for the latest frame, a link "ONG this for me". When I wrote my previous post I thought that that link is present if and only if that page hasn't been posted on the OTT yet, but now I see that this is not the case, it is simply there on the page for the latest frame.

Nevertheless, the pages for the phys OTTercomic in the viewer also have a link "Additional information" which I don't remember seeing before today, but I am unsure if maybe it was there earlier too and I just haven't been paying attention to it. Anyway, that link definitely is currently missing on the pages for the frames 84a and 71a. On the other pages, apparently this additional information contains, among other things, a link to the OTT post where the frame was ONGed. On most pages, going by those I've inspected so far, the link anchor text is [OTT:] "this frame and discussion", but sometimes only "this frame". On the page for frame 85, the anchor text is "this frame and discussion, including frame 84a". On the page for frame 71, we have three links with the combined anchor text "this frame and discussion, RELATED science, and frame 71a and discussion". On the one for frame 72, we have "this frame, thorough discussion, more science, and frame 71a and discussion".

I conclude that the additional information is not provided automatically, but by someone observing the OTT, probably someone from the author team.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:06 am UTC

Is Cueball one of the pawns? He kind of resembles one.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:34 am UTC

svenman wrote:As you probably know, in the viewer [...]
Traditionally, the TaT frames were posted like this:

custom ong text
[ url = the viewer page ] [ img ] the frame [ /img ] [ /url ]
[ spoiler ] alt test [ /spoiler ]

I added to the viewer the option to generate BBcode for posting the frame this way.
So for every frame there is a link "[bbcode]". Clicking it generates the bbcode but without the spoiler alt text.
Because sometimes you don't want the spoiler. But then another link is available "[spoiler]" which gives you full bbcode, with the spoiler included.
But it could be that even if you have the full text but still don't want to post it by yourself.
So there is the link (actually a form disguised as a link, check the html) "[ONG this for me]".
If you click the link the bot will post this to the OTT.

The link appears for the current frame of an ongoing story (currently phys).
It doesn't depend on the frame being posted to the OTT.
The viewer doesn't even know if the frame was posted or not.

But the bot can know it.
If the bot posts the frame, it will refuse to do it if you click this again.
And even if it is the first time, it will check the ott if the frame is already there.

The "Additional information" is another thing.
It is not automatic.
There is an interface where the author (or whoever knows the password) can upload an bbcode post to a frame on the viewer.
It is possible to to have more than one post for one frame.

Not only phys has it.
Other stories have it too but under different names:
(Stories like BSTA or The Advent use a different mechanism for the text under the frame, which doesn't require clicking any link and has some other differences)

The "Additional information" was not available from the beginning.
They started appearing some time ago.

It is not possible to add an "Additional information" to frames like 84a or 71a.
The system supports only normal frame numbers.
But it shouldn't be very difficult to change it so I think I will do it.

The special frame numbers like 71a.
They were added to be able to show the meteor frames.
That was the only reason for this.
They were not supposed to be onged.
But what has happened cannot unhappen.
After this thing was created it became more important.

Actually, it is still not possible to ong new meteor frames.
But it is possible to tell the system that they have always been there.
And then use the demustarding feature to re-upload the frames.
But the "re-upoad" actually becomes the first upload.
(The time you see under the frame is when this frame was uploaded for the first time)
It is possible to insert meteor frames between existing frames.
And it is possible to insert meteor frames just after the last frame but the viewer won't link to them until a normal frame is onged after them.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:06 pm UTC

All this analysis is well above my furry cranium; I think I'll just continue to follow the First Commandment and see where it takes me.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Pfhorrest » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:32 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:qong?


When I go to the Codex Quaerendae, there are links on the upper part, to all these writings of the codex.
Some of them are wrong.
"Commensurablism" "Metaphilosophy" actually link to the page "Against Fideism".
(the links on the page below are correct)

Also some are links to writings which are not there yet. And following a link results with a 404 page.
If the page doesn't exist yet, why should the link to it exist?

I didn't read much of the codex.
But i did read the "Original fictions":
Möbius: A Movie About Itself and Surfing the Cosmic Cataclysm

I liked them.
I think some others here could like it too.

thanks! and those problems should be fixed now
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:39 pm UTC

Oh, no.
I today I mentioned the interface to upload the "Additional information".
Actually, there are two redundant interfaces.
Today, when looking at it, how to support meteor frame numbers,
I noticed a serious design mistake in access control in one of these two.
Misused, it could allow someone to upload a post with the wrong password.
(But at least it will not allow to overwrite a correct post)
:/
I have to find a solution now, which doesn't mean a big redesign of everything...
(This mistake is there since 2015)
ETA: solved.
ETAA: And I added the possibility to upload additional informations to meteor frames.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:14 am UTC

Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:04 am UTC

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ZoomanSP wrote:New OtherComic.

I don't like how this Othercomic has Cuegan and the blond ponytail woman. The seating arrangement is disturbing. Aside from the fact that Ponyball should not be a thing, the partially drawn head of Ponytail is freaking me out, and it looks like Cueball has four legs.

Reminds me of this thing:
Spoiler:
BlitzGirl wrote:
HES wrote:
ergman wrote:Would Cueball and Megan in one body just look like megan with thinner hair?

what would Cuegan and Megball look like in one body?

Three working legs, four arms, one torso, thick head, thin hair, and trying desperately to spell a word beginning with t.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:43 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Ponytail is freaking me out, and it looks like Cueball has four legs.
BlitzGirl - I'm surprised at you! Clearly, Ponytail's legs are curled up on the sofa, and Cueball's legs are quivering. I'll leave you to figure out why, and what it is they are getting ready to watch. :)

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Re: 1190: "The swish of your tail and the brush of your whiskers"

Postby thunk » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:40 am UTC

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Big same.

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I do too. Mostly just hanging out with some of my basement friends these days (including, but not limited to patzer and flicky).

Though the writing is on a bit of a hiatus right now due to very busy schoolwork.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:31 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I don't like how this Othercomic has Cuegan and the blond ponytail woman. The seating arrangement is disturbing. Aside from the fact that Ponyball should not be a thing
What, you want to decide who he can sit on a sofa with?

the partially drawn head of Ponytail is freaking me out, and it looks like Cueball has four legs.
Kind of looks like he has a pony tail on his head (without any other hair) and the pony tail has its own pony tail.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:58 am UTC

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balthasar_s wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:I don't like how this Othercomic has Cuegan and the blond ponytail woman. The seating arrangement is disturbing. Aside from the fact that Ponyball should not be a thing
What, you want to decide who he can sit on a sofa with?

I don't think I would mind as much if Megan wasn't standing so awkwardly behind them. Really, only Cueball is necessary for the Othercomic joke, so I'm not sure why the other two characters are there.
(And yes, it is highly possible I read too much into stick figure positioning.)

balthasar_s wrote:Kind of looks like he has a pony tail on his head (without any other hair) and the pony tail has its own pony tail.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:26 am UTC

Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:00 am UTC

ZoomanSP wrote:New OtherComic.


Wanna see the javascript?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:44 am UTC

New and regular phys ONG:
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No new "meteor frame" inserted at an earlier point in the OTTercomic either.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:55 am UTC

moody7277 wrote:
ZoomanSP wrote:New OtherComic.

Wanna see the javascript?

There's javascript? I didn't notice.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:02 pm UTC

PhysONG wrote:Ideally, a planet's way around the sun describes an ellipsis...
Really? It contains the specifications for three dots? They must've used new math for this.
Spoiler:
Well, I suppose they really did use new math!
Speaking of new math...
NoMouse wrote:Oh, right, so it's two bicycles going parallel, yet still colliding because of curved space-time. :)
Is somebody making rectilinear assumptions?

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It's been a long time since I changed my sig, but I think that does it.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:56 am UTC

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A spectacular SunSet and Full Moon graced a clear sky.

We have seen very few clear skies this Spring.
It was lovely. Did you see the Full Moon, too?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:11 am UTC

Did you see the Full Moon, too?


I did, I glanced out of the window yesterday and wondered when they installed the new street lamp and why they put it so high...
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1190: "Time" - Time Randomly Revisited - np3094

Postby mscha » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:00 pm UTC

SLUBBERONGS...
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OTT Time Travel

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:33 pm UTC

AddUNG to the top tier:
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A phone is totally useless in a place like this.
Except for checking time but that's not important right now.

Also, you have a task to finish now.
Organising food is a very important duty since the beginning of mankind.
And now you can prove you're a worthy descendant.


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moody7277 wrote:Wanna see the javascript?

It's been a beautiful, warm, sunny, altogether gorgeous dip outside in my part of the world. So how did I spend it? Right, by sitting in front of the organized sand and ottifying an Othercomic:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:07 am UTC

Haha, love the OTTercomic and redundacomic, svenman! Image

MoonwalkUNG wrote:Except for checking time but that's not important right now.

Is this heresy? I kind of feel like this is heresy.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
MoonwalkUNG wrote:Except for checking time but that's not important right now.

Is this heresy? I kind of feel like this is heresy.
Actually, it's a reference to a few frames ago.
The undertext suggests that the only thing a phone could be useful for in a place like that is checking the time.
But just a few frames ago the bstagirl found out that her phone isn't good even for that.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:33 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:33 am UTC

Hi Image!
See you in some future Now!

balthasar_s wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
MoonwalkUNG wrote:Except for checking time but that's not important right now.

Is this heresy? I kind of feel like this is heresy.
Actually, it's a reference to a few frames ago.
The undertext suggests that the only thing a phone could be useful for in a place like that is checking the time.
But just a few frames ago the bstagirl found out that her phone isn't good even for that.

Unmolpish. What is the point of a MobileTimeAccessor that can't access any kind of Time?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:48 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
MoonwalkUNG wrote:Except for checking time but that's not important right now.

Is this heresy? I kind of feel like this is heresy.

To the comfy chair!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:24 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:56 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Reminds me of this thing:
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ergman wrote:Would Cueball and Megan in one body just look like megan with thinner hair?

what would Cuegan and Megball look like in one body?

Three working legs, four arms, one torso, thick head, thin hair, and trying desperately to spell a word beginning with t.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:38 am UTC

There is no escape from the Megcueganball. Or maybe it's a Cuemegballgan?

Anyway, I'm pretty sure it has looping tendencies and there is thus no escape. Also, it can probably outrun two-legged people fairly easily.
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