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Fee, Phi, Foh, Fum!

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sutut
Apr. 7th, 2003 08:52 pm (UTC)
Great!
I just thought that that was probably the first well known 'fractal' even before fractals were 'invented'. Makes me wonder what the formula for that spiral is?

Also, any "Homeworld" players out there? Like how that galaxy was structured? Anyone notice that back then?

Sorry to dwell on that, it's just that I was playing with the idea of a spiral building for a "future living" proposal for part of my soon to be re-started main webpage. Basicly, use the "arch", start with a central dome, then as the settlement grows expand outwards. As the base expands, layers are built over the top.
kmo
Apr. 8th, 2003 04:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Great!
If you're interested in the formula, here's the page I consulted:

http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/emt669/Student.Folders/Frietag.Mark/Homepage/Goldenratio/goldenratio.html

I do not know the game "Homeworld." I played Traveler and Star Frontiers way back when.

I just read A Place of My Own: Education of an Amature Builder by Michael Pollan. It gave me a new appreciation for right angles in buildings.
sutut
Apr. 8th, 2003 11:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And the Galaxy-
"Homeworld" is a true 3D starship realtime combat game. It has beautiful visuals and a great story. It's in the "Bargain Bin" now, and if you upgraded in the last 2 years, your computer should be 3X the minimum requirements. (233Mhz)
Here's a good obsessive page: http://well-of-souls.com/homeworld/hws/index.html

Basicly, a developing civilization discovers that their world is not their origin point. They find a wrecked starship with technology they can extrapolate and a "Guidestone" that tells them where they are from. This knowledge unites the competing, sometimes warring clans. They then build an expiditionary force and set out. However, once they test the Hyperdrive, an army viciously attacks them. As they learn later, they had been banished at the end of a great war as an alternative to genocide. Their enemies are now a decaying but still powerful empire that panics when the "exiles" re-emergence triggers a galaxy wide civil war.

Anyways, it's a cool game. The Prog band YES did the music. I like how the Galaxy the game takes place in was shaped, immediately recognizing that pattern;-)
http://homeworld.sierra.com/images/hw/story/story-galaxy-small.jpg

Also, it made me wonder: How would humanity react if not only extratarestrial life was discovered (credibly) but that either man was an alien or that aliens had something to do with man's origin?
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