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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 9348707 times)

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #69270 on: February 08, 2015, 12:10:31 pm »

Too bad DF is only single-threaded. If it was (massively) multi-threaded we could make dorfcoin, where you gain dorfcoins by performing calculations for slow as bedrock fortresses.
Is that what bitcoin is?  You rent out your hard drive?  Or rather time on your cpu?
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« Reply #69271 on: February 08, 2015, 12:11:38 pm »

You do something complicated involving codes and prime factors, I think, and then somehow the result becomes practically unreplicable and you sell it under the name of bit-, doge- or some other-coin. Whatever the process is, it's CPU intensive and referred to as 'bitcoin mining' as far as I know.
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« Reply #69272 on: February 08, 2015, 12:28:08 pm »

You do something complicated involving codes and prime factors, I think, and then somehow the result becomes practically unreplicable and you sell it under the name of bit-, doge- or some other-coin. Whatever the process is, it's CPU intensive and referred to as 'bitcoin mining' as far as I know.

Actually, you generate blocks, and each block must have the latest transactions in it. So by doing the calculations there is a productive payload - bitcoin transaction processing. So you see, fundamentally there is no reason you can't make a more useful coin, e.g. SETIcoin could be made that does SETI calculations.

As well as transactions, each block also entitles the producer to add their own "i get some coinz" transaction along with the transfers. The cryptography is about load balancing, it makes blocks harder to produce as number of people trying to produce blocks increases, thus ensuring the "block time" stays fairly static. The algorithm is designed to make it CPU intensive to make the block, but be quick for other people to check if a block is valid. Then, whoever is quickest to generate the latest valid block of transactions sends a copy of the block to every PC that maintains a block chain, which is the ledger of who owns how many bitcoins. In fact the "block chain" has every transaction record since the dawn of bitcoin. And millions of machines have a copy of the block chain. They talk to each other and compare a hash value for their blocks too, to ensure that all machines contain the same sequence. This is made easy since there's part of the code that flows from block to block, so one valid block will always have a unique hash signature based on it's contents and the history of every block before it.
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« Reply #69273 on: February 08, 2015, 01:32:16 pm »

I just had the hardest time sending out 3 simple copy-pasted PMs . . . ???
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« Reply #69274 on: February 08, 2015, 01:38:54 pm »

I just had the hardest time sending out 3 simple copy-pasted PMs . . . ???
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« Reply #69275 on: February 08, 2015, 01:48:04 pm »

It told me I didn't own the quotes I made and that they don't exist . . .  It was fixed via workaround . . .
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« Reply #69276 on: February 08, 2015, 06:09:32 pm »

This is the "secrets" image from Sunless Sea. It represents secrets




Every time I see it I can't help but think that it looks like someone just did a prostatic exam to someone with hemorrhoids.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #69277 on: February 08, 2015, 06:16:31 pm »

Is that a fun game?  Worth buying?
  What exactly is it?
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« Reply #69278 on: February 08, 2015, 06:25:10 pm »

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« Reply #69279 on: February 08, 2015, 06:28:39 pm »

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game physics are best physics
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« Reply #69280 on: February 08, 2015, 06:31:27 pm »

It's Besiege, and Gfycat links always have wonky names like that.
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« Reply #69281 on: February 08, 2015, 07:03:54 pm »

I currently have 56 tabs in Firefox, apparently. I wasn't aware there were that many.
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« Reply #69282 on: February 08, 2015, 07:09:14 pm »

I currently have 56 tabs in Firefox, apparently. I wasn't aware there were that many.
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« Reply #69283 on: February 08, 2015, 07:29:49 pm »

Is that a fun game?  Worth buying?
  What exactly is it?
Yes. Yes.

Story-driven, and not in the usual, pejorative sense I would use the term. Gothic lovecraftian setting, in which you captain your little ship around The Unterzee going on various horrific adventures, with sort of a roguelike bent to it (you can turn on a savescum mode if you want, but permadeath with an heirloom system is the default). Very good game.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/02/06/sunless-sea-review/
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« Reply #69284 on: February 08, 2015, 07:55:03 pm »

I currently have 56 tabs in Firefox, apparently. I wasn't aware there were that many.
Cast your gaze upon me tale of woe and being too lazy to close tabs, and DESPAIR!
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