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  • IshmaelZIshmaelZ Posts: 21,830

    What I don't "get" about W3W is the adjacent grid squares have totally different names.

    In a normal grid pattern, you have, say, square "10x, 50y", so the next square east would be "11x, 50y", and the next square north would be "10x, 51y".

    Disappointing, sunil. Would you find it more or less memorable if the next station after Warrington Bank Quay was Xarrington Cank Ruay, or Wigan?
  • Scott_xP said:

    I bet she also puts pineapples on her pizza.

    Important news: woman opposite me on the train has just poured a pack of Maltesers into a full packet of salt and vinegar Discos.

    M/F


    https://twitter.com/jimconey/status/1557428068771307522

    I'll never get his out of my mind. Prepare for a letter from my lawyers

    https://twitter.com/stephenpollard/status/1557428528366362630

    And?

    Salt and chocolate work together.

    Never eaten chocolate pretzels?

    This is basically GORP. Trail mix with M&Ms
    I've never eaten chocolate pretzels.
  • EPGEPG Posts: 5,248

    EPG said:

    How long would it take a Google 3/4 word standard to eclipse w3w in user base? A year?

    How long did it take Google+ to eclipse Facebook's user base?
    It didn't, because Facebook was a much larger network that was inconvenient to migrate away from. w3w is much smaller than Google Maps and done right migration would be costless.
  • LeonLeon Posts: 30,484

    Given all the talk of Mmmbop's wonderfulness as a pop song the other day, did anyone notice the quite lovely cover I posted of it by Lucy Schwartz with Scary Pockets?

    Other than being the original, and being sung by teenage brothers, I can't think of anything about the original that beats this cover

    And she's even prettier than the one who looks like a girl

    Please tell me why this isn't better

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiShsfvbFUA

    That's a sweet cover version
  • Goodness me Leon has never worked in tech
  • eekeek Posts: 22,056
    edited August 2022
    As we are discussing CorrectHorseBattery's source of name - I will give you this regarding the Captcha's designed to show you aren't a robot...


  • LeonLeon Posts: 30,484
    EPG said:

    EPG said:

    How long would it take a Google 3/4 word standard to eclipse w3w in user base? A year?

    How long did it take Google+ to eclipse Facebook's user base?
    It didn't, because Facebook was a much larger network that was inconvenient to migrate away from. w3w is much smaller than Google Maps and done right migration would be costless.
    @MaxPB was claiming earlier that W3W has IP which cannot easily be copied or stolen, and Google's only choice is to buy the company

    I am not a tech lawyer, so I cannot vouch for this. But: interesting
  • TheScreamingEaglesTheScreamingEagles Posts: 105,386
    edited August 2022

    Goodness me Leon has never worked in tech

    He has, he's an expert test user on sex robots.

    His feedback is invaluable.
  • eekeek Posts: 22,056
    Leon said:

    EPG said:

    EPG said:

    How long would it take a Google 3/4 word standard to eclipse w3w in user base? A year?

    How long did it take Google+ to eclipse Facebook's user base?
    It didn't, because Facebook was a much larger network that was inconvenient to migrate away from. w3w is much smaller than Google Maps and done right migration would be costless.
    @MaxPB was claiming earlier that W3W has IP which cannot easily be copied or stolen, and Google's only choice is to buy the company

    I am not a tech lawyer, so I cannot vouch for this. But: interesting
    Yep - it's got a patent on using words to map to physical locations.
  • EPGEPG Posts: 5,248
    eek said:

    As we are discussing CorrectHorseBattery's source of name - I will give you this regarding the Captcha's designed to show you aren't a robot...


    Tick all the boxes that look like drone targets.
  • The Polling Station podcast from Star Sports discusses Trump and Truss.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOWVSaJtQLI
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 55,103
    Roger said:

    Just watched Rishi Sunak being interviewed by the excellent Nick Robinson. As someone who has no vote I have to say I found him very impressive. He's head and shoulders above Liz Truss. In fact the greatest praise I can give him is that he's uncannily reminiscent of Tony Blair.

    Except, rather obviously, Blair won a leadership contest hands down whereas, unless a black swan crashes in, Sunak is for the honest toil of the back bench for the next two years.

    What will be interesting is whether he sticks at it with a view to having another go or just sods off to Stanford and easy money.

  • IshmaelZ said:

    Given all the talk of Mmmbop's wonderfulness as a pop song the other day, did anyone notice the quite lovely cover I posted of it by Lucy Schwartz with Scary Pockets?

    Other than being the original, and being sung by teenage brothers, I can't think of anything about the original that beats this cover

    And she's even prettier than the one who looks like a girl

    Please tell me why this isn't better

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiShsfvbFUA

    Just doesn't have the relentless drive, and the keyboard guy looks an arse.
    I think your first point is fair

    Your second is less so! He knows he's the least talented of all the guys and girls that he gets together for his recordings, and he looks to me like he's just enjoying the hell out of them
  • LeonLeon Posts: 30,484
    eek said:

    Leon said:

    EPG said:

    EPG said:

    How long would it take a Google 3/4 word standard to eclipse w3w in user base? A year?

    How long did it take Google+ to eclipse Facebook's user base?
    It didn't, because Facebook was a much larger network that was inconvenient to migrate away from. w3w is much smaller than Google Maps and done right migration would be costless.
    @MaxPB was claiming earlier that W3W has IP which cannot easily be copied or stolen, and Google's only choice is to buy the company

    I am not a tech lawyer, so I cannot vouch for this. But: interesting
    Yep - it's got a patent on using words to map to physical locations.
    Gosh. That's a remarkably broad patent. So no other company can now do this? That does perhaps justify some of the valuations on W3W
  • LostPasswordLostPassword Posts: 11,183
    Sandpit said:

    LOL, they smashed the sh!t out of that airbase. A dozen dead fighter planes.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1557441267109400576

    I do wonder who had the job of telling Putin.
  • EPGEPG Posts: 5,248
    eek said:

    Leon said:

    EPG said:

    EPG said:

    How long would it take a Google 3/4 word standard to eclipse w3w in user base? A year?

    How long did it take Google+ to eclipse Facebook's user base?
    It didn't, because Facebook was a much larger network that was inconvenient to migrate away from. w3w is much smaller than Google Maps and done right migration would be costless.
    @MaxPB was claiming earlier that W3W has IP which cannot easily be copied or stolen, and Google's only choice is to buy the company

    I am not a tech lawyer, so I cannot vouch for this. But: interesting
    Yep - it's got a patent on using words to map to physical locations.
    Okay. That sounds too broad - obviously they don't have a patent on addresses - but some version makes sense if it has any commercial prospect. That's the human-to-human use case, but nothing preventing Google Maps from beaming a location code to your friend or a delivery man. Then the question is what value exists in purely human-to-human use cases.
  • DynamoDynamo Posts: 651
    Those following the Trump saga should always pay attention to his niece Mary Trump. She knows what she is talking about, and - extremely unusually for any member of that family - she is honourable and pleasant. Her book contains several very revealing bits of info for those who are able to spot them. (Donald Trump tried unsuccessfully to stop publication.) Right now she reckons her uncle is panicking.

    She'll win in the end. Power to her elbow.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/mary-trump-donald-fbi-raid-b2141419.html


  • FlatlanderFlatlander Posts: 2,822
    Leon said:

    eek said:

    Leon said:

    EPG said:

    EPG said:

    How long would it take a Google 3/4 word standard to eclipse w3w in user base? A year?

    How long did it take Google+ to eclipse Facebook's user base?
    It didn't, because Facebook was a much larger network that was inconvenient to migrate away from. w3w is much smaller than Google Maps and done right migration would be costless.
    @MaxPB was claiming earlier that W3W has IP which cannot easily be copied or stolen, and Google's only choice is to buy the company

    I am not a tech lawyer, so I cannot vouch for this. But: interesting
    Yep - it's got a patent on using words to map to physical locations.
    Gosh. That's a remarkably broad patent. So no other company can now do this? That does perhaps justify some of the valuations on W3W
    It certainly justifies the idea that the patent system is broken.
  • FoxyFoxy Posts: 36,732

    rcs1000 said:

    ///admiral.moth.ducks

    Very memorable. I like it.

    There's a new big crater roughly centred on ///munch.query.engagingly but a lot larger than a single 3m x 3m square...
    Very good!
  • ydoethurydoethur Posts: 56,563
    It's been far too hot today, but it is rather nice sitting outside now.
  • IshmaelZIshmaelZ Posts: 21,830

    Sandpit said:

    LOL, they smashed the sh!t out of that airbase. A dozen dead fighter planes.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1557441267109400576

    I do wonder who had the job of telling Putin.
    Umm...mein fuhrer....
  • IshmaelZIshmaelZ Posts: 21,830
    Dynamo said:

    Those following the Trump saga should always pay attention to his niece Mary Trump. She knows what she is talking about, and - extremely unusually for any member of that family - she is honourable and pleasant. Her book contains several very revealing bits of info for those who are able to spot them. (Donald Trump tried unsuccessfully to stop publication.) Right now she reckons her uncle is panicking.

    She'll win in the end. Power to her elbow.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/mary-trump-donald-fbi-raid-b2141419.html


    @Heathener last seen July 19

    @Dynamo goes live July 29

    Just saying
  • Leon said:

    Given all the talk of Mmmbop's wonderfulness as a pop song the other day, did anyone notice the quite lovely cover I posted of it by Lucy Schwartz with Scary Pockets?

    Other than being the original, and being sung by teenage brothers, I can't think of anything about the original that beats this cover

    And she's even prettier than the one who looks like a girl

    Please tell me why this isn't better

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiShsfvbFUA

    That's a sweet cover version
    Check out this one of them doing Man In The Mirror with a singer called Rozzi

    They cover great songs really well

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv9RpfoByUA
  • eek said:

    As we are discussing CorrectHorseBattery's source of name - I will give you this regarding the Captcha's designed to show you aren't a robot...


    Where are we discussing my name? Must have missed that
  • FoxyFoxy Posts: 36,732

    Sandpit said:

    LOL, they smashed the sh!t out of that airbase. A dozen dead fighter planes.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1557441267109400576

    Suggestion they smashed the hell out of a lot pilots too....
    I see that the sea is rather less appealing today. Has the weather changed?


  • eekeek Posts: 22,056

    eek said:

    As we are discussing CorrectHorseBattery's source of name - I will give you this regarding the Captcha's designed to show you aren't a robot...


    Where are we discussing my name? Must have missed that
    the xkcd post...
  • IshmaelZIshmaelZ Posts: 21,830

    IshmaelZ said:

    Given all the talk of Mmmbop's wonderfulness as a pop song the other day, did anyone notice the quite lovely cover I posted of it by Lucy Schwartz with Scary Pockets?

    Other than being the original, and being sung by teenage brothers, I can't think of anything about the original that beats this cover

    And she's even prettier than the one who looks like a girl

    Please tell me why this isn't better

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiShsfvbFUA

    Just doesn't have the relentless drive, and the keyboard guy looks an arse.
    I think your first point is fair

    Your second is less so! He knows he's the least talented of all the guys and girls that he gets together for his recordings, and he looks to me like he's just enjoying the hell out of them
    Just back from hospital

    They sent me home with a lorra codeine, and instructions not to combine with alcohol. I am just hoping that a bottle or so of very potable South African chenin blanc does not count as alcohol in this context

    Glad you survived the eye incident, phew.
  • DynamoDynamo Posts: 651
    Foxy said:

    Sandpit said:

    LOL, they smashed the sh!t out of that airbase. A dozen dead fighter planes.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1557441267109400576

    Suggestion they smashed the hell out of a lot pilots too....
    I see that the sea is rather less appealing today. Has the weather changed?


    People are too scared of getting killed to go to the beach, and you're making a joke out of it.
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 28,779

    eek said:

    As we are discussing CorrectHorseBattery's source of name - I will give you this regarding the Captcha's designed to show you aren't a robot...


    Where are we discussing my name? Must have missed that
    I wanted to know where you were on the three-words map and Leon obliged.
  • NEW THREAD

  • FoxyFoxy Posts: 36,732

    Scott_xP said:

    I bet she also puts pineapples on her pizza.

    Important news: woman opposite me on the train has just poured a pack of Maltesers into a full packet of salt and vinegar Discos.

    M/F


    https://twitter.com/jimconey/status/1557428068771307522

    I'll never get his out of my mind. Prepare for a letter from my lawyers

    https://twitter.com/stephenpollard/status/1557428528366362630

    And?

    Salt and chocolate work together.

    Never eaten chocolate pretzels?

    This is basically GORP. Trail mix with M&Ms
    I've never eaten chocolate pretzels.
    Maltese and Discos sounds great. It covers all the food groups: sugar, fat and salt, while avoiding those pesky vitamins.
  • FoxyFoxy Posts: 36,732
    Dynamo said:

    Foxy said:

    Sandpit said:

    LOL, they smashed the sh!t out of that airbase. A dozen dead fighter planes.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1557441267109400576

    Suggestion they smashed the hell out of a lot pilots too....
    I see that the sea is rather less appealing today. Has the weather changed?


    People are too scared of getting killed to go to the beach, and you're making a joke out of it.
    Yes, not a good I dea to holiday in a war zone, particularly on occupied territory.

    There isn't a violin small enough...
  • TresTres Posts: 1,513
    HYUFD said:

    Leon said:

    Today I learned that a surprising number of people on PB are really fucking dumb

    Unfortunately some of the brightest posters like Charles have left
    LOL
  • Luckyguy1983Luckyguy1983 Posts: 20,376
    Leon said:

    Given all the talk of Mmmbop's wonderfulness as a pop song the other day, did anyone notice the quite lovely cover I posted of it by Lucy Schwartz with Scary Pockets?

    Other than being the original, and being sung by teenage brothers, I can't think of anything about the original that beats this cover

    And she's even prettier than the one who looks like a girl

    Please tell me why this isn't better

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiShsfvbFUA

    That's a sweet cover version
    Personally I find these other cheery pop songs to be a lot better than Mmmbop.

    Sheryl Crow, All I wanna do:
    https://youtu.be/ClbmWkbocoY

    Paul Simon, You can call me Al
    https://youtu.be/uq-gYOrU8bA

    Madness, Wings of a dove
    https://youtu.be/MReDjx1FIaE

    Alphabeat, Fascination
    https://youtu.be/t3RjCiq1ICY

    Shanice, I love your smile
    https://youtu.be/Z9GSMei0NAw

    Sounds of blackness, Optimistic
    https://youtu.be/0DR4Thf2B9c

    Supergrass, Alright
    https://youtu.be/qUE4oDunYkc

    Madonna, Cherish
    https://youtu.be/8q2WS6ahCnY

    Jane Wiedlin, Rush Hour
    https://youtu.be/BlRWUgID8Jw

    The Turtles, Elenore
    https://youtu.be/f09itrlXcic

    Dee-lite, Groove is in the heart
    https://youtu.be/etviGf1uWlg

    Carl Carlton, Bad mama jama
    https://youtu.be/l-MHDRuJ1ME

    Got carried away...

  • AlistairAlistair Posts: 23,670
    Leon said:

    Alistair said:

    What I don't "get" about W3W is the adjacent grid squares have totally different names.

    In a normal grid pattern, you have, say, square "10x, 50y", so the next square east would be "11x, 50y", and the next square north would be "10x, 51y".

    That's deliberate and good. As it is not a semantically meaningful naming system you want each square to de distinct because they are an attempt to be precise, you don't want similar words next to each other as that increases the chance of failing to get the right exact location.

    Alas W3W's algorithm pits similar words far, far to close to each other.
    Ah, reason number 9 why W3W is shite

    Given that you're such an expert, I'm amazed you didn't think all of this first, yourself, and now you'd be worth £250m
    That was literally the first reason I posted along with multiple examples.

    THat's why I say it is a bad implementation.
  • turbotubbsturbotubbs Posts: 11,507
    ydoethur said:

    It's been far too hot today, but it is rather nice sitting outside now.

    Just back from a nice civilised BBQ. Temp just right and early dark now. Autumn approaches.
  • turbotubbsturbotubbs Posts: 11,507
    Dynamo said:

    Foxy said:

    Sandpit said:

    LOL, they smashed the sh!t out of that airbase. A dozen dead fighter planes.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1557441267109400576

    Suggestion they smashed the hell out of a lot pilots too....
    I see that the sea is rather less appealing today. Has the weather changed?


    People are too scared of getting killed to go to the beach, and you're making a joke out of it.
    Yep. Deal with it. Sick humour happens when dictators invade neighbouring countries.
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