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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by red assassin » Thu, 7. Feb 19, 23:10

Morkonan wrote:
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Well, that depends on how much you value Dwarf Fortress! I would think that there might be one or two people out there that would disagree with you. :) But, 190 million would buy a pretty darn big Dwarf Fortress. Heck, you could build a real-life Dwarf Fortress with real-life dwarves/Little People in it for that money!
I mean, I'd definitely be more upset about losing Dwarf Fortress than a bunch of cryptocurrency types losing their money, to be fair...
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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by pjknibbs » Fri, 8. Feb 19, 09:42

red assassin wrote:
Thu, 7. Feb 19, 23:10
I mean, I'd definitely be more upset about losing Dwarf Fortress than a bunch of cryptocurrency types losing their money, to be fair...
You wouldn't be "losing" Dwarf Fortress, you'd just be losing the chance of it getting updated beyond where it is now. If you like it fine how it is now, then no problem.

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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by red assassin » Fri, 8. Feb 19, 12:40

pjknibbs wrote:
Fri, 8. Feb 19, 09:42
You wouldn't be "losing" Dwarf Fortress, you'd just be losing the chance of it getting updated beyond where it is now. If you like it fine how it is now, then no problem.
I will not be satisfied until they've completed their vision of a complete, accurate simulation of a dwarf universe at the quantum level.
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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by Morkonan » Fri, 8. Feb 19, 22:04

red assassin wrote:
Fri, 8. Feb 19, 12:40
pjknibbs wrote:
Fri, 8. Feb 19, 09:42
You wouldn't be "losing" Dwarf Fortress, you'd just be losing the chance of it getting updated beyond where it is now. If you like it fine how it is now, then no problem.
I will not be satisfied until they've completed their vision of a complete, accurate simulation of a dwarf universe at the quantum level.
Can you know both the momentum and position of a Dwarf? Is that Dwarf in the box alive or dead when its also occupied by a deadly substance released by a radioactive trigger? Do Dwarves get heavier as a factor of their velocity? Will the direction its sibling is running change if it changes direction, itself, no matter the distance separating them? If a Dwarf has enough velocity near a sufficiently massive rotating object, can it move to an earlier saved game?

Ya know... A "Quantum Dwarf" mod... You might have fun with that. :)

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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by red assassin » Fri, 8. Feb 19, 22:15

Morkonan wrote:
Fri, 8. Feb 19, 22:04
Can you know both the momentum and position of a Dwarf? Is that Dwarf in the box alive or dead when its also occupied by a deadly substance released by a radioactive trigger? Do Dwarves get heavier as a factor of their velocity? Will the direction its sibling is running change if it changes direction, itself, no matter the distance separating them? If a Dwarf has enough velocity near a sufficiently massive rotating object, can it move to an earlier saved game?

Ya know... A "Quantum Dwarf" mod... You might have fun with that. :)
I mean, it already has the Quantum Stockpile glitch. http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/ ... _stockpile
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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by Morkonan » Fri, 8. Feb 19, 22:29

red assassin wrote:
Fri, 8. Feb 19, 22:15
I mean, it already has the Quantum Stockpile glitch. http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/ ... _stockpile
"Infinite?"

Does DF have any counter rollover issues with that?

After reading about that glitch, it appears that there are some switching systems in DF that, one assumes, people have made "computers" out of, right? ie: DF-based calculators, etc.

And, yup, a quick search says that there are a profuse number of them. Cool! :)

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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by red assassin » Sat, 9. Feb 19, 00:15

Morkonan wrote:
Fri, 8. Feb 19, 22:29
"Infinite?"

Does DF have any counter rollover issues with that?

After reading about that glitch, it appears that there are some switching systems in DF that, one assumes, people have made "computers" out of, right? ie: DF-based calculators, etc.

And, yup, a quick search says that there are a profuse number of them. Cool! :)
I don't actually know, but I think you'd be pretty hard pressed to get a counter rollover without having run out of memory first, and you'd have to generate a heck of a lot of stuff to get that far anyway.


Yeah, there's loads of computing implementations, based on a bunch of different primitives (mechanics, minecarts, fluids, cats, dwarves, etc etc...). Turns out pretty much anything that behaves predictably and allows switching you can build computers out of.
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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by BugMeister » Sun, 10. Feb 19, 12:15

wow, Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean - you lucky people:
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... deflection

- I hope he breaks all records.. :D :thumb_up:
- the whole universe is running in BETA mode - we're working on it.. beep..!! :D :thumb_up:

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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by Morkonan » Tue, 12. Feb 19, 01:08

Ultima Thule Flyby!

Holy @$%@$... Look at that thing? What the heck? It's described as a dented walnut and pancake combo. (I usually include the name "Thule" in all my civilizations, groups, and clans in video games. Why? For reasons... (That have nothing to do with most interpretations))

Lookit that thing!

Now we've got something just as weird as Oumuamua to attempt to explain. Ain't the Universe grand?

PS - Maybe "pancake-like" (or even cigar-shaped) objects aren't rare at all? Maybe they end up getting some rotation and just form like that before they can accrete more matter or something? Maybe that's one common way that dust tends to accrete in late-stage planetary systems at the outer edges? /dunno /stillcool

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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by BugMeister » Tue, 12. Feb 19, 08:25

life goes on:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-d ... yt4BRERXe8

UFO's over Dartmoor..
jumpers for goalposts..
could be the cider.. :roll:

crushed dwarf globular spheroids?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn3WWVzpT_E

- ouch! :shock: :shock:
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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by Morkonan » Wed, 13. Feb 19, 23:56

BugMeister wrote:
Tue, 12. Feb 19, 08:25
life goes on:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-d ... yt4BRERXe8
This is an advertisement for heavy hallucinogenics, right? Tell me it's an advertisement for heavy hallucinogenics because if it isn't then it should be an advertisement for heavy hallucinogenics1

I wanna see an octopus. I wouldn't even be ashamed at that point.

"Sir, you are aware you stated you "swerved to avoid an octopus" right?"

"Yes, your honor, I did state that for the record and I did see said octopus, your honor."

"Very well, then, Case dismissed, lack of evidence, no octopus found at scene. You are free to go after you give me the number of your dealer."

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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by BugMeister » Thu, 14. Feb 19, 00:46

Devon is Screaming Lord Sutch territory..
Wurzels everywhere.. :lol:
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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by Ronald Sandoval » Sun, 17. Feb 19, 16:00

Trolling Russia, or mocking British paranoia? HUGE Russian flag flies from Salisbury Cathedral https://www.rt.com/uk/451666-salisbury- ... sian-flag/
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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by felter » Sun, 17. Feb 19, 16:09

Ronald Sandoval wrote:
Sun, 17. Feb 19, 16:00
Trolling Russia, or mocking British paranoia? HUGE Russian flag flies from Salisbury Cathedral https://www.rt.com/uk/451666-salisbury- ... sian-flag/
I wouldn't have taken it down, I would have set it on fire and burned it down. :twisted:
I'm not saying he is a Russian asset, I'm saying he sat on his asset when he was supposed to be confronting Putin.
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Re: Random News not worthy of own thread

Post by Morkonan » Sun, 17. Feb 19, 22:43

Ronald Sandoval wrote:
Sun, 17. Feb 19, 16:00
Trolling Russia, or mocking British paranoia? HUGE Russian flag flies from Salisbury Cathedral https://www.rt.com/uk/451666-salisbury- ... sian-flag/
The fact that there are so many legitimate interpretations of that is telling... And, maybe that's the point?

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