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KaelGotDwarves

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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2010, 06:13:14 pm »

I like how he comments that, "division is where it starts to be crazy". As if the whole thing wasn't already ludicrious.

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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2010, 06:57:36 pm »

Oh, you hate division too?
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2010, 07:00:54 pm »

I still think that the whole fortress should be flooded with magma the moment you try dividing by zero.
This could be a handy way of teaching preschool children mathematics.
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2010, 08:27:42 pm »

I still think that the whole fortress should be flooded with magma the moment you try dividing by zero.
This could be a handy way of teaching preschool children mathematics.
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I still think that the whole fortress should be flooded with magma the moment you try dividing by zero.
This could be a handy way of teaching preschool children mathematics.

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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2010, 11:51:52 am »

It would probably run at around 1 frame an hour, in case you were wondering.
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2010, 12:34:42 pm »

It would probably run at around 1 frame an hour, in case you were wondering.

Hmm... considering it would depend exclusively on the frame rate of DF, the number of kittens in the fort would greatly affect your game experience :)
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #51 on: July 06, 2010, 12:47:04 pm »

It would probably run at around 1 frame an hour, in case you were wondering.

Hmm... considering it would depend exclusively on the frame rate of DF, the number of kittens in the fort would greatly affect your game experience :)
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« Reply #52 on: July 06, 2010, 04:29:05 pm »

Now, Flarechannel was something we were REALLY impressed with.  Original thread is ten pages long.  I believe it was a centuries old fortress that is now taken as absolutely legendary in the amount of work that went into it.  With invasions and other fun stuff turned on.  Heck, apparently half the innovation was to make it invasion-proof.  Check it out.

Flarechannel is a lot more impressive than this calculator. I don't think I could play one fortress long enough to do something like that without getting bored.
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #53 on: July 06, 2010, 04:36:24 pm »

Flarechannel and DF calculators/computers are impressive for completely different reasons.

Flarechannel is impressive because it looks neat and took a long time; it's basically just a big lego structure. It looks pretty. This isn't a bad thing, of course.

The calculators and computers are impressive because, well, aside from the amount of time and patience it must have taken, someone made a working calculator with display. It's amazing. The display and layout are pretty neat, too.
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2010, 04:53:03 pm »

Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't Flarechannel built on top of the huge-ass programmable computer?
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2010, 05:33:31 pm »

Either that, or actually dig down into the glowing pits themselves and construct a computer there. (For bonus points it should use demon pathing logic and pressure plates to perform calculations)
In our world, early computers got jammed up by bugs getting in the machinery. In Dwarf Fortress, it's giant emaciated chameleons made of salt.
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2010, 08:04:58 pm »

Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't Flarechannel built on top of the huge-ass programmable computer?

Pretty sure it's not.
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2010, 08:34:01 pm »

I like how he comments that, "division is where it starts to be crazy". As if the whole thing wasn't already ludicrious.
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2010, 09:23:29 pm »

So has anyone figured out what happens when you divide by zero?
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« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2010, 05:03:36 am »

dividing by zero does not work. The function "divide" is not defined for zero. It's like asking "what happens when you add three to a sausage".
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