1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Goat"

Postby lmjb1964 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:12 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:A Rakhal appeared! Hi, Rakhal! Image
And a June Bug! I'm all molpy that the repositories are still useful. And do go get those GLR tickets!


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:D
I'm number 92 in the book-signing line. I guess that's good?

BlitzGirl wrote:Stellar Aberration — wasn't that a Vital Hotdog Function track? I seem to recall lots of whirring noises and chirps.

Ah yes, there was ch*rping in the song, which is why it earned that "Mature Audience" label. :)



Yep, it's redundant:
Spoiler:
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ETA: And now I remember that the subject line of BlitzGirl's post was "Goat." Let's see, a decree:

Get tickets to see GLR

or

Post the title of a song about ch*rping


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rakhal » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:59 am UTC

Sept 11th eh: There is a distinct possibility I may be out there AGAIN about then... have to see...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:01 am UTC

New OtherComic.

For decree: ImageImage Image Image

RSIR:
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Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:07 pm UTC

ObservONG:
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.

CompareONG:
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.

For decree:
Let's get it ONG
Spoiler:
It's a little crackly.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby NoMouse » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:51 pm UTC

ENHANCE!
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You've heard Einstein, wait for it.

lmjb1964 wrote:OMR!! GLR is coming to my town! To my neighborhood, in fact! Going to get tickets right now. Woohoo!

Ohh, then I guess say hi to him from me and the rest of us who won't be able to meet him!

ZoomanSP wrote:Ask him to write "The river is small. The sea is big. Wait for it." in Beanish for you, that might help us with deciphering...

That's an even better idea! Image

Per decree:
The Beatles - Blackbird


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Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:44 pm UTC

Ungood news.
I wanted to modify my enhancing tools to deal with animated frames.
But I was not able to save the enhanced frame.
I found out that DevIL, the library I'm using for this is not able to save gif files.
It can read them but not save.

Luckily, there is ResIL, which is a continuation of this library and it does support gif (at least that's what's written about it).
Unlike DevIL, ResIL doesn't have a package which can be installed by the package manager.
So I had to download and compile it by myself.
I was not able to do it.
The instructions are contradictory.
README.unix says:
README.unix wrote:You will need autoconf, automake and libtool.

Just type:
autoreconf -i
./configure <your options here>
make
sudo make install
[...]
But this fails:

Code: Select all

3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3> autoreconf -i
' is already registered with AC_CONFIG_FILES.
../../lib/autoconf/status.m4:288: AC_CONFIG_FILES is expanded from...
configure.ac:451: the top level
autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
aclocal: error: echo failed with exit status: 1
autoreconf: aclocal failed with exit status: 1
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3>

INSTALL says:
INSTALL wrote:Briefly, the shell commands `./configure; make; make install' should
configure, build, and install this package. The following
more-detailed instructions are generic; see the `README' file for
instructions specific to this package.
So the same but without the "autoreconf -i" at the beginning
So try again:

Code: Select all

3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3> ./configure
bash: ./configure: Brak dostępu
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3>
Fail again. file is not executable.
Try again:

Code: Select all

3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3> chmod +x configure
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3> ./configure
bash: ./configure: /bin/sh^M: zły interpreter: Nie ma takiego pliku ani katalogu
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3>
Fail again. This time it failed on a carriage return character. It interpreted it as part of the interpreter path.
Really? THIS is what makes it fail?
I change \r\n to \n in whole file and try again:

Code: Select all

3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3> ./configure
configure: error: cannot run /bin/bash build-aux/config.sub
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3>
Fail again. "cannot run /bin/bash build-aux/config.sub". Would be nice if there was any information what's wrong with it...
anyway, the INSTALL file said to check the README file for instructions.
README says"
README wrote:How do I build and install the 3 libraries ?
--------------------------------------------

For building under Windows with MSVC 2010 or later, use the project files provided in ResIL\projects\MSVC10.

In all other cases, generate project files using qmake and the .pro files provided in ResIL\projects\qmake.
So something completely different.
And not very detailed. They assume that I already know everything?
Anyway, I guess what they mean by it and try again:

Code: Select all

3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3> cd projects/qmake/
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3/projects/qmake> ls
ilu.pro  ilut.pro  resil.pro  test-api2.pro  test.pro
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3/projects/qmake> qmake -project resil.pro
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3/projects/qmake> ls
ilu.pro  ilut.pro  qmake.pro  resil.pro  test-api2.pro  test.pro
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3/projects/qmake> qmake qmake.pro
Info: creating stash file /b/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3/projects/qmake/.qmake.stash
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3/projects/qmake> ls
ilu.pro  ilut.pro  Makefile  qmake.pro  resil.pro  test-api2.pro  test.pro
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3/projects/qmake> make
g++ -Wl,-O1 -o qmake    -lQt5Gui -lQt5Core -lGL -lpthread
/usr/lib/gcc/i686-linux-gnu/6/../../../i386-linux-gnu/Scrt1.o: In function `_start':
(.text+0x28): undefined reference to `main'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Makefile:123: polecenia dla obiektu 'qmake' nie powiodły się
make: *** [qmake] Błąd 1
3.b:~/pro/libdevil/ResIL-1.8.3/projects/qmake>
This doesn't work either.

Ok, I don't know how to continue now.
I am not able to compile this.
But I need this if I want to be able to make my enhancing tools support animated frames.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:09 am UTC

README??
Uh-Oh, Balthasar;
It looks to me like you are not in Kansas anymore.

You have fallen through the Looking Glass.
Well...One of the Wizards from the OTT will help.

I hope.
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Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:01 am UTC

The original mustarded versiUNG of this newpix when it first ONGed:
Image

Examining that that edgemustard now, the top curve and maybe the bottom one look like stickfigure heads, which was suggested by jovialbard and Jose at the Time. But I don't think we ever managed to map that mysterious sliver of mustard to any existing pix.

svenman wrote:
Spoiler:
It's a little crackly prickly.

FTFY

lmjb1964 wrote:Post the title of a song about ch*rping

I'll do more than that!

Ch*rpin' ChirpyImage
To the tune of Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day
Spoiler:
[long ch*rping introduction censored here]

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

Every little molpy, every snakeybee
Every raptorcat in the OTC
From the shore to the big Château
Slappin' their ears cryin', "Go — CH*RP, GO!"

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

[censored ch*rping interlude]

Pretty little raptor by the sand dunes land
Taught him how to ch*rp until he couldn't stand
They ch*rped by the river and the seashore shoal
He ch*rped all the way to the molpyhole!

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

Pretty little raptor by the stork wetland
Taught him how to ch*rp until he couldn't stand
They ch*rped by the river and the seashore shoal
He ch*rped all the way to the molpyhole!

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

[censored ch*rpin' finale]
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:24 am UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:And while I'm in the repository, I see that Jose has posted a few times, so even though I still need to ketchup, I'm just going to assume that this is needed:
Image
:D
I saw what you did just there.
....jeu....
mot mot mot

(Pardon my French. Seems around here, I'm an opun book.)

lmjb1964 wrote:Edited like four times because I kept seeing things I wanted to change. One of these days I should try proofreading BEFORE posting. :roll:
At least you're not using the print button. (Although, TBH, it's the classic spell checker!)

balthasar_s wrote:Ok, I don't know how to continue now.
I am not able to compile this.
But I need this if I want to be able to make my enhancing tools support animated frames.
Maybe it has to do with the reduced gravity on the moon? The computer doesn't know that this is serious. So perhaps you need to bicycle to a nearby star. (Well, Sirius isn't all that near, bicycle-wise, so send your uncle. It's all relative anyway.)

ZoomanSP wrote:For decree: ImageImage Image Image
Sheeesh - wash your mouth out with soap! Here - I'll help you:
Spoiler:
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lmjb1964 wrote:I'm number 92 in the book-signing line. I guess that's good?
It's an integer, so at least it's not worrisome. If you were number √2+πi it would be rational to imagine yourself being in the wrong place on line. Unless you were also connected here - Time is always the right place online.

For decree: One song? How about a whole concert series? https://chirpct.org/

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:29 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Post the title of a song about ch*rping

I'll do more than that!

Ch*rpin' ChirpyImage
To the tune of Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day
Spoiler:
[long ch*rping introduction censored here]

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

Every little molpy, every snakeybee
Every raptorcat in the OTC
From the shore to the big Château
Slappin' their ears cryin', "Go — CH*RP, GO!"

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

[censored ch*rping interlude]

Pretty little raptor by the sand dunes land
Taught him how to ch*rp until he couldn't stand
They ch*rped by the river and the seashore shoal
He ch*rped all the way to the molpyhole!

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

Pretty little raptor by the stork wetland
Taught him how to ch*rp until he couldn't stand
They ch*rped by the river and the seashore shoal
He ch*rped all the way to the molpyhole!

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

[censored ch*rpin' finale]

Image Awesomeful! I'm really enjoying the decree-following. Excellent choices, everyone! (I don't know that ABBA song, though I have a feeling it's probably made an appearance in the thread before).

Sorry about the <computery stuff> m*stard, balthasar. Whish I could help you, but, you know, <computery stuff.>

Rakhal, if it turns out you can go, here's the link to buy tickets.

ETA: Huh, weird I didn't get the "there's been a new post" warning.
ucim wrote:For decree: One song? How about a whole concert series? https://chirpct.org/

Jose

:shock: You really can find anything on the interwebs!

Also, Jose, this is for you. I'm not sure it's enough, but it's a start:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:58 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Ch*rpin' ChirpyImage
To the tune of Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day
Oh My Randall! Bach to the Good Old Dips!
lmjb1964 wrote: You really can find anything on the interwebs!
Interwebs? I've been there personally ! Perhaps that's what caused the obviously deep seated psychological trauma invites so many antidonutholes. Kind of a linguistic sweet tooth?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:22 am UTC

qong
(On Epistemology and the Methods of Knowledge)

i kinda expect to get a lot of shit for this one here
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For decree: the Chicken Dance maybe? It sure is ch*rping annoying, anyway.

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:57 am UTC

ColorbazUNGka:
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Pfhorrest wrote:i kinda expect to get a lot of shit for this one here

Ha. Depends on what you consider your linguistic community, I suppose. We have surprising agreements on the OTT about what some OTTish terms mean, even if nobody else understands them. (Of course, we are also notorious for not sticking to any standards ni ni ni chupacabra ping qong ball...)

ucim wrote:Bach to the Good Old Dips!

Oh, Jose. You don't want that.
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Re: For decree: the Chicken Dance maybe? It sure is ch*rping annoying, anyway.

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:15 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:i kinda expect to get a lot of shit for this one here

Ha. Depends on what you consider your linguistic community, I suppose. We have surprising agreements on the OTT about what some OTTish terms mean, even if nobody else understands them. (Of course, we are also notorious for not sticking to any standards ni ni ni chupacabra ping qong ball...)

Oh, I hadn't even thought of the linguistic oddities of this thread in particular in relation to that; by "here" I meant this forum more generally.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:28 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Post the title of a song about ch*rping

I'll do more than that!

Ch*rpin' ChirpyImage
To the tune of Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day
Spoiler:
[long ch*rping introduction censored here]

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

Every little molpy, every snakeybee
Every raptorcat in the OTC
From the shore to the big Château
Slappin' their ears cryin', "Go — CH*RP, GO!"

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

[censored ch*rping interlude]

Pretty little raptor by the sand dunes land
Taught him how to ch*rp until he couldn't stand
They ch*rped by the river and the seashore shoal
He ch*rped all the way to the molpyhole!

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

Pretty little raptor by the stork wetland
Taught him how to ch*rp until he couldn't stand
They ch*rped by the river and the seashore shoal
He ch*rped all the way to the molpyhole!

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

[censored ch*rpin' finale]


That was ch*rpin' awesomeful, BG! And now I've got that tune stuck in my head (Worth it!).
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Re: For decree: the Chicken Dance maybe? It sure is ch*rping annoying, anyway.

Postby HES » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:05 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:ColorbazUNGka:

Still on my fridge! Thanks BG and GGH!

Oh, Jose. You don't want that.

Ah, a reminder that my HFFS organised sand has a webfilter. In this instance - probably a good thing
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:55 pm UTC

Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:39 pm UTC

For decree.
Song.
About chirping,
"Maszynka do świerkania" by Czesław Śpiewa.
Title means something like
"a little chirping machine".
If you would like a translation of lyrics see here:
https://www.tekstowo.pl/piosenka,czeslaw_Spiewa,maszynka_do_Swierkania.html
(click "pokaż tłumaczenie" to see a translation)

Why I'm remembering it now?
Because recently my sister was singing it on a concert of her group, during an event.
And I have a recording:

http://rnk.bicyclesonthemoon.info/koncert/2019_06_15_pobite_gary_henrykow/01_maszynka_do_swierkania.mp4
Actually I have recorded their whole concert. They played some English and Polish covers:
http://rnk.bicyclesonthemoon.info/koncert/2019_06_15_pobite_gary_henrykow/
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:59 pm UTC

NoticUNG:
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New othercomic.

NoMouse wrote:Per decree:
The Beatles - Blackbird

There's also this version of the song which has been all over the news recently. Isn't it easy to imagine it's in Beanish?

BlitzGirl wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Post the title of a song about ch*rping

I'll do more than that!

Ch*rpin' ChirpyImage
To the tune of Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day
Spoiler:
[long ch*rping introduction censored here]

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

Every little molpy, every snakeybee
Every raptorcat in the OTC
From the shore to the big Château
Slappin' their ears cryin', "Go — CH*RP, GO!"

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

[censored ch*rping interlude]

Pretty little raptor by the sand dunes land
Taught him how to ch*rp until he couldn't stand
They ch*rped by the river and the seashore shoal
He ch*rped all the way to the molpyhole!

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

Pretty little raptor by the stork wetland
Taught him how to ch*rp until he couldn't stand
They ch*rped by the river and the seashore shoal
He ch*rped all the way to the molpyhole!

He ch*rps in the treetops all dip long
Not givin' a thought that his language is strong
All the ottin' folks doin' thread upkeep
Groan to hear the chirpy go BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

Ch*rpin' chirpy, (BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP)
Ch*rp-ch*rp-ch*rpin' chirpy (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)
Go ch*rpin' chirpy, 'cause we're tired of your tweets tonight (BLEEP-BLEEPITY-BLEEP)

[censored ch*rpin' finale]

YES! The OTT tradition of song ottifications is alive! And what a steakish new addition we got!

Edit:
lmjb1964 wrote:I'm really enjoying the decree-following. Excellent choices, everyone! (I don't know that ABBA song, though I have a feeling it's probably made an appearance in the thread before).

Do you mean the one that Zooman posted? That's not an ABBA song, but one by a group called Middle of the Road. The mistake is understandable, though, as they were a major influence on the sound and style of ABBA, especially in their early days.

balthasar_s wrote:For decree.
Song.
About chirping,
"Maszynka do świerkania" by Czesław Śpiewa.
Title means something like
"a little chirping machine".
If you would like a translation of lyrics see here:
https://www.tekstowo.pl/piosenka,czeslaw_Spiewa,maszynka_do_Swierkania.html
(click "pokaż tłumaczenie" to see a translation)

Why I'm remembering it now?
Because recently my sister was singing it on a concert of her group, during an event.
And I have a recording:

http://rnk.bicyclesonthemoon.info/koncert/2019_06_15_pobite_gary_henrykow/01_maszynka_do_swierkania.mp4
Actually I have recorded their whole concert. They played some English and Polish covers:
http://rnk.bicyclesonthemoon.info/koncert/2019_06_15_pobite_gary_henrykow/

Baobabs! Your sister is an awesomeful singer, Balthasar!

And while we're at awesomeful things brought forth by someone from the Balthafamily, there's a new BSTA:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:53 pm UTC

So impressive...
And; Entertaining.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:41 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Ch*rpin' ChirpyImage
To the tune of Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day

Awesomeful ottification4!
Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:44 am UTC

A surprisUNGly touching newpix, with Cuegan connected by the sandcastle flag (not yet red):
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Treeish singing by balthasister there. Image

Thanks for the molpish ottification comments, all!

Pfhorrest wrote:Oh, I hadn't even thought of the linguistic oddities of this thread in particular in relation to that; by "here" I meant this forum more generally.
Ah, ImageImage — this needle-pulled thing1 is probably more likely than the forum-at-large to have a ε response to language-related topics. Image


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this is also not a footnote but I wanted to apologize for not making a ε-footnote

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Oh, Jose. You don't want that.

Ah, a reminder that my HFFS organised sand has a webfilter. In this instance - probably a good thing

Yes. Yes it is.

SPACE FOOD.

FOOD... IN SPAAAAAAACE!

For decree: This is kind of tangential, but I found many of the ch*rps in this compilation video amusing.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:24 am UTC

svenman wrote:
NoMouse wrote:Per decree:
The Beatles - Blackbird

There's also this version of the song which has been all over the news recently. Isn't it easy to imagine it's in Beanish?

It is! That's a cool-sounding language.

svenman wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:I'm really enjoying the decree-following. Excellent choices, everyone! (I don't know that ABBA song, though I have a feeling it's probably made an appearance in the thread before).

Do you mean the one that Zooman posted? That's not an ABBA song, but one by a group called Middle of the Road. The mistake is understandable, though, as they were a major influence on the sound and style of ABBA, especially in their early days.

:oops: Oops. I didn't watch the whole video, just some of the beginning, and the blonde woman and the guy totally look like they're half of ABBA. If I had watched more, I might have noticed the brunette was missing, and there was an extra guy. Thanks for setting me straight.

balthabrother, your sister is a wowterful singer. What a winggish voice! Thanks for sharing.

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Wow, BG, those were some amazing ch*rps in that video. I love all those psitticine (parrot-related) raptors.

Mmm, space food. I wonder if it's something like this?
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Re: For decree: the Chicken Dance maybe? It sure is ch*rping annoying, anyway.

Postby january1may » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:51 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:i kinda expect to get a lot of shit for this one here

Ha. Depends on what you consider your linguistic community, I suppose. We have surprising agreements on the OTT about what some OTTish terms mean, even if nobody else understands them. (Of course, we are also notorious for not sticking to any standards ni ni ni chupacabra ping qong ball...)

Oh, I hadn't even thought of the linguistic oddities of this thread in particular in relation to that; by "here" I meant this forum more generally.

IMHO, the main problem with this definition is that it can sometimes go too far. If a word had originally meant X, and then it was co-opted to mean Y, and then it was co-opted again to mean Z, this definition would find X to be the meaning even if no one still uses that word to mean X any more, as long as X was still going on when Z started.
In particular, any leftover* pedants holding on to an otherwise obsolete earlier meaning would always be "correct" by this definition unless the pedants of the time when the later meaning had only started to appear held on to an even older meaning (and, in principle, further up in the chain, though at that point it would be tricky to determine - there's not that much extant on what medieval people thought words' meanings were).

It also happens sometimes that a word meaning X would extend to W and Y, and then W extends to V and Y extends to Z, while the intermediate meanings are lost. (And X itself might well have derived from an earlier H.)
If we apply the definition to the word "mark", whose modern meanings (I'm somewhat simplifying) are "impression" and "pre-euro German currency", we will find out that the consensus meaning is "boundary"; the same root, as it happens, gave us "march" meaning "military song" (and, until relatively recently, "boundary region").

In other cases, the W and Y intermediaries are lost, while X is still around (and so are V and Z); this is the case of "check", whose original and presumably consensus meaning is "attack on a king in chess". (Original in English, that is; etymologically it is the same root as "chess" itself, and originally meant "shah", as in "Persian ruler".) All the other meanings derive from the chess one, by pathways that, for the most part, had since lost their intermediate steps.

Finally, it happens sometimes that the original coiner had intended the word to mean X, and then it was popularly misinterpreted to mean A, which then quickly split into camps B and C (and D, and E...) while the original coiner still tried in vain to insist on X.
For a specific example, the word "meme" would get the extremely extensive Dawkins definition, which is hardly ever used due to its sheer extensivity (practically anything counts as a Dawkinsian meme), while most of the word's modern users debate whether it refers to all the popular pictures on the internet or only to the captioned ones (and probably have no idea who Dawkins is).



As for the decree, I present this song, which is not technically about ch*rping but mentions both it and m*stard. Sadly, I cannot recommend a video of it at the moment.

I really should get around to blitzing again... seriously fell back on it lately.



*) It is important, as well, that those are leftover pedants; it happens sometimes that the older meaning was entirely obsolete for a while before some pedants decided to campaign for it anyway. Those scenarios can often be hard to distinguish.
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Re: For decree: the Chicken Dance maybe? It sure is ch*rping annoying, anyway.

Postby Pfhorrest » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:11 am UTC

january1may wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:i kinda expect to get a lot of shit for this one here

Ha. Depends on what you consider your linguistic community, I suppose. We have surprising agreements on the OTT about what some OTTish terms mean, even if nobody else understands them. (Of course, we are also notorious for not sticking to any standards ni ni ni chupacabra ping qong ball...)

Oh, I hadn't even thought of the linguistic oddities of this thread in particular in relation to that; by "here" I meant this forum more generally.

IMHO, the main problem with this definition is that it can sometimes go too far. If a word had originally meant X, and then it was co-opted to mean Y, and then it was co-opted again to mean Z, this definition would find X to be the meaning even if no one still uses that word to mean X any more, as long as X was still going on when Z started.

Perhaps I need to reword what I intended to say then, because that case is explicitly not meant to be included.

In particular, any leftover* pedants holding on to an otherwise obsolete earlier meaning would always be "correct" by this definition

This is basically what is intended. If you have a linguistic community who all agree on the use of a word, and then some subset (regardless of size) begins using it differently, and that different usage isn't just accepted by the entire community as a natural extension of the meaning but generates a conflict between subgroups of the community (regardless of their size) as to which usage is correct, whichever of those subgroups didn't change gets to claim priority for their meaning; we don't get to tell someone that they're suddenly using words wrong when they used to be using them right and haven't started using them differently, so if a decision has to be made as to which is correct, it's the one that always used to be correct. If the old consensus meaning dies out completely, and there are multiple different surviving variant meanings, then those are effectively different words now, if the whole community is willing to acknowledge as much, like in many of the examples you gave. Or else, if you have two groups of language-users who insist that they are using the same word but meaning different things by it, rather than two words spelled and pronounced the same but obviously differing in function by context, then those two groups' languages are beginning to speciate; they've taken a step toward no longer speaking the same language.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:37 am UTC

Time! Time!
Look at The Moon!
It's So Pretty!

You might be able to see.
...You might need to wait for another night to fall on you.
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Re: 0095 Physics – I DONG't Always ENHANCE Newpices, But When I Do, I Prefer Bicycles.

Postby balthasar_s » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:02 am UTC

balthasar_s wrote:Yesterday I actually enhanced a bike.
It's yellow now.
How did you know? :shock:
Spoiler:
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(please disregard the objects in the background. That's just another secret base under construction)
And now it's time for relocation:
Spoiler:
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It is finally finished now:
Spoiler:
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Actually, I thought it was ready 2 weeks ago,
but when we tried it out we found out it isn't.
As long as we were going on a flat road everything was ok.
But on a more bumpy road the chain was falling off all the time.
Normally, for it would mean that I have to increase the chain tension.
And for a bike without a derailleur this can be done by carefully adjusting the wheel's position, moving it a bit backwards.
But with this bike it couldn't be done correctly.
The front gear isn't completely symmetrical, the center of the gear isn't perfectly aligned with the center of the axle.
Which means that when turning, it's constantly increasing and decreasing the tension.
So I needed to make something that would automatically regulate the tension like a derailleur does.
So I reused part of an old derailleur and built a chain tension regulator:
Spoiler:
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And here you can see a video recording, how it works, adjusting its position to keep the chain from falling off:
https://youtu.be/4x8hNTELHcM
I'm proud of this idea.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:39 am UTC

It's lovely, Balthasar;
I think I can see the glow of your yellow bike on the Moon.
(I lost my binoculars, so I can't be sure)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:25 pm UTC

Hi, January1May! Nice to see you. I'm enjoying the linguistic discussion.

Balthawhiz, you are so clever. Very impressive! And the bike is very pretty.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:31 am UTC

Hi! June Bug!
The Moon is Pretty, again.
It is s yellow from the glow of Balthasar's Bike.
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Re: 1190: Time for Physics – phys-0105

Postby SilentTimer » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:48 am UTC

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1190: "Time" - Time Randomly Revisited - np3085

Postby mscha » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:00 am UTC

THURONGIANS...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:10 am UTC

SilentBot wrote:THE NICE THONG ABOUT HEADPOPPERAPTORS IS THAT IT'S REALLY EASY TO GET OTTERS TO BELIEVE IN THEM. --
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ENHANCE!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:35 pm UTC

Of course, the snake had its own theory about light propagation :)
more seriously, I think there was a snake in the room and he noticed it suddenly during his speech.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:09 pm UTC

Very sweet balthasinging - your sister acts like a pretty big tree!

@Pfhorrest - The idea that words mean something may be worth reconsidering. It's certainly a useful attribute, and as a concept is a useful abbreviation that paints with a broad brush over broad areas. Certainly words are more useful when they are more broadly understood, and that is aided by consistency in meaning. But words themselves having the property of meaning something? I think not. And that's an issue I have with your latest qong (which I'll elaborate on there when I find that useful circular device that allows me to do things).

You may find Douglas Hofsteader's books of great interest - he deals a lot with meaning, figure, ground, translation, etc. There's one in particular, but I can't think of the title right now. In any case, I think you'd enjoy all of them. Worth a trip to the library. (Well, two trips, assuming you're not pulling a Beanie Map Trick.) :)

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Re: 1190: Time for Physics – phys-0105

Postby balthasar_s » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:48 pm UTC

SilentTimer wrote:THE NICE THONG ABOUT HEADPOPPERAPTORS IS THAT IT'S REALLY EASY TO GET OTTERS TO BELIEVE IN THEM. -- ongomome
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Does anyone recognise the constellation here?
I tried to find it on a star map but I failed.
I'm not good at star maps.
I also checked if it's maybe one of these: https://www.xkcd.com/66/ but no.
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Re: 1190: Time for Physics – phys-0105

Postby Sustainabilizer » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:36 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:Does anyone recognise the constellation here?

Useless hints:
  1. The bright star is one of those Arago actually observed.
  2. It has played a role in phys before.
  3. Arago actually used two different telescopes.

In RELATED news, I'm highly impressed by the talent in the Balthafamily
  • in telling a consistent story where a bicyclist travels into the past and to the moon, finds a server he has been using before, and gets an invitation for dinner via SMS,
  • in singing⁷ – including the whole group; they are all excellent musicians, and they play very well together –
  • and in ENHANCing⁴ bicycles.
: Baobabs!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:53 pm UTC

Sustainabilizer wrote:Useless hints:
1. The bright star is one of those Arago actually observed.
2. It has played a role in phys before.


And unless I'm mistaken, it's absence played a big part in the OTC. I don't remember hearing about the Arago experiments, which is why I figured we were going straight to Michelson-Morley.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:55 am UTC

New OtherComic.

And a new drawing from GLR, including a Beanie ancestor:

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Re: 1190: "Regoat"

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:05 am UTC

You could get a pretty seaish sentence if all of the Forty and some Beanies held up books together.

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Cueball is over his cUNGcern at Megan's injury and enjoys his new and impressive treehat:
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Awesomeful suncolored moonbike, balthachainmaster!

Who brought a snake to the physONGs lesson? Is Minim in attendance?

moody7277 wrote:
Sustainabilizer wrote:Useless hints:
1. The bright star is one of those Arago actually observed.
2. It has played a role in phys before.

And unless I'm mistaken, it's absence played a big part in the OTC.

I believe you're right; the constellation is Scorpius and the really bright star is Antares (not yet supernova'ed).

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