Wednesday, March 27


Slow Release

The current XKCD amounts to the world's slowest animated GIF.*  It's a seaside scene that's been playing out for more than a day.  

Now the sandcastle has a little bridge.

Update: There's a new XKCD up now, but the previous one is still going at the link above.

Update: Still going!  That is one fancy sand castle!

* It's actually handled server-side, and with a 256-bit hash for the filename so you can't look ahead, but...

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How often are the images changing?

When I first saw it, it was just two people sitting. The roll-over text said "wait for it" and I assumed after a while that he was trying to be funny with that, since the title was "time".

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, March 27 2013 03:16 AM (+rSRq)

2 Seems to be changing every 30 minutes.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, March 27 2013 12:37 PM (PiXy!)


The thread about it on has a couple instances of people collecting the images as they appear, and making non-world's-slowest animated gifs, or other website widgets, from them.

It has outlasted the main page's update ("Time" was the Monday comic, the Wednesday comic is up now, and "Time" is still updating), so no idea how many more half-hours it will last...

Posted by: Mikeski at Wednesday, March 27 2013 03:38 PM (DU6Ja)

4 When I saw it late Sunday night, it was just a guy sitting on a piece of ground.  I should have expected that he'd do something more than that... now here it is late Thursday, and I'm only now discovering that it changes.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Friday, March 29 2013 04:11 PM (prhS5)

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