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#1 2014-05-13 22:43:44

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xkcd Maps

google_maps.png

I am planning to make a Maps App like this.

Thoughts?


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#2 2014-05-13 23:24:32

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Re: xkcd Maps

I will not be using it.


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#3 2014-05-13 23:52:22

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Re: xkcd Maps

Why?


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#4 2014-05-13 23:59:35

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Re: xkcd Maps

I do not wish to come face to face with Fenris the Wolf.


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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#5 2015-04-30 03:36:23

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Re: xkcd Maps

I have done a prototype. I need some ideas to create a pseudorandom phrase to name places in the map.


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#6 2015-04-30 05:03:48

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Re: xkcd Maps

Pick names randomly...


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#7 2015-04-30 06:21:24

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Re: xkcd Maps

No pseudorandomly.

The question is how do I create cool name strings? For example, jssnncpwn is not an acceptable option but inthium valley could be


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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#8 2015-04-30 06:36:48

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Re: xkcd Maps

Do you know why I want to avoid true randomness?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#9 2015-04-30 06:41:37

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Re: xkcd Maps

True randomness is extremely difficult and may not even exist. For prefixes and suffixes and have a computer program join them up.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#10 2015-04-30 06:53:05

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Re: xkcd Maps

That is not the correct answer. I need predictiblity so that I can output the same path between two locations all the time.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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#11 2015-04-30 07:06:24

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Re: xkcd Maps

Then hardwire so to speak the answers.


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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#12 2015-04-30 07:15:01

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Re: xkcd Maps

I can manage that with a hash function.

Do you know some interesting suffixes and prefixes?


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#13 2015-04-30 07:16:56

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Re: xkcd Maps

Hash or hash brown potatoes...

Nope, I do not. Mine would be different from yours, so make your own list.


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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#14 2015-04-30 07:20:36

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Re: xkcd Maps

Is there any way I can get hundreds of such prefixes and suffixes and all of them sound interesting?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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#15 2015-04-30 07:21:44

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Re: xkcd Maps

You could try to google for such a list.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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