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HastyLumbago

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Re: Dwarven Computer
« Reply #90 on: April 09, 2010, 04:15:37 pm »

OK, so water evaporates, right? And magma doesn't? Also, IIRC, magma doesn't mist up, right? So doesn't that make magma a better choice for computing?

I mean, don't get me wrong. I suck at magma. It doesn't really ever do anything for me but cause Fun, but is my misunderstanding so complete?
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Re: Dwarven Computer
« Reply #91 on: April 09, 2010, 04:16:07 pm »

OK, so water evaporates, right? And magma doesn't? Also, IIRC, magma doesn't mist up, right? So doesn't that make magma a better choice for computing?

I mean, don't get me wrong. I suck at magma. It doesn't really ever do anything for me but cause Fun, but is my misunderstanding so complete?
1/7 magma evaporates, I think.
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Re: Dwarven Computer
« Reply #92 on: April 09, 2010, 05:16:30 pm »

1/7 magma and water both evaporate, although I think magma is much slower.  Both water and magma should make mist when they fall, although that shouldn't really matter for making a computer.  And magma flows much, much more slowly when not pumped, and doesn't pressurize from gravity alone.
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Re: Dwarven Computer
« Reply #93 on: April 09, 2010, 06:28:31 pm »

Oh my...

I need to do something with this.

Using magma.
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Re: Dwarven Computer
« Reply #94 on: April 09, 2010, 06:51:26 pm »

1/7 magma and water both evaporate, although I think magma is much slower.  Both water and magma should make mist when they fall, although that shouldn't really matter for making a computer.  And magma flows much, much more slowly when not pumped, and doesn't pressurize from gravity alone.

magma mist only appears after a cave in afaik
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« Reply #95 on: April 09, 2010, 07:38:46 pm »

I am very pleased that you finished this, this is pure awesome with a nice drizzling of winsauce.
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« Reply #96 on: April 09, 2010, 07:58:38 pm »

*slow clap*
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« Reply #97 on: April 10, 2010, 12:24:29 am »

Wow. Awesome work :D

Makes me want to look into doing one of these myself.

How long do you think it took you to do this, including design/reading/constructing it in DF/etc?
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« Reply #98 on: April 12, 2010, 03:47:04 pm »

This is too much of a win for me to comment.
"Someone actually won DF!"

Awesome!
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« Reply #99 on: April 12, 2010, 04:28:08 pm »

awesome! I'm glad to see someone finally did this.
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Re: Dwarven Computer
« Reply #100 on: April 12, 2010, 04:56:45 pm »

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I was testing the clock when I discovered that pumps don't immediately switch off when the power is cut. The first time I tried it, the water cell jumped 6 pumps. After that, the clock was manually operated. I also realized that I needed to connect the decoders to the memory storage cells instead of their output cells, because a 0 to a decoder is also an operation, so it needed to be kept primed.
Instead of cutting power, why not cut access to water for the pumps with hatches? (dunno how long the door delay compares to the power delay)
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Re: Dwarven Computer
« Reply #101 on: April 13, 2010, 07:56:01 am »

Looks cool, sadly I had very little idea what I was supposed to be looking at in the various pieces.

Was I watching for the light blue flow number? or when I could actually see flow numbers? or is there something else I'm missing?

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« Reply #102 on: April 13, 2010, 05:59:15 pm »

Amazing project. Your determination and discipline are praiseworthy.

Now, if dwarven progress keeps up, they will sooner be able to simulate themselves than we humans are...
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« Reply #103 on: April 15, 2010, 11:07:03 am »

Seriously, why does he not get a nod in the mainpage or custom title?  It needs to be done.
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« Reply #104 on: April 15, 2010, 12:51:41 pm »

Yeah he should get a custom title of his choice or something like "dwarven hydroputer engineer".
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