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Author:  hwhatting [ Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:05 am ]
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I like it when coins aren't round.

Author:  din [ Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:04 pm ]
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hwhatting wrote:
I like it when coins aren't round.


Vending machine manufacturers don't ;)

Author:  vampireshark [ Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:43 pm ]
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din wrote:
hwhatting wrote:
I like it when coins aren't round.


Vending machine manufacturers don't ;)


That's actually why most non-round coins have a somewhat rounded shape: see the British 20- and 50-pence coins, for example, where the edges are slightly rounded, rather than being flat and angular, in the manner of a Reuleaux polygon. Though it seems that's more the case when the coin has an odd number of sides, like said coins and the Canadian loonie.

And I, too, also like non-round coins as well. (Actually, I like all coins, especially those that are exceptionally shiny, but when coins stand out, whether shape-wise or in some other manner, is what draws my attention most.)

Author:  din [ Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:44 pm ]
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Made a new license plate for Miott (Rockall)

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The left blue bar follows the European standard, but the country is not part of the EU, so it has the national flag where the EU stars would be.

The top sticker is issued when the car is registered and the license plate is issued. The bottom sticker is a vehicle inspection sticker that works much like the German ones. The month that is blacked out is the month the vehicle was inspected in (here, December, which is clearly not possible yet, haha), and the year is in the middle.

The serial number is on the right-hand side.

Author:  Axiem [ Wed May 24, 2017 9:26 pm ]
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I think I might be getting close to actually having a solar system for my conworld.

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Author:  vampireshark [ Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:47 am ]
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OMG MONEY

Uh, right, a new banknote I finished while in Russia. Meant to be Soviet Union-style, so very basic. And, also like the Soviet ruble, practically worthless outside of the country of issue.
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Author:  hwhatting [ Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:43 am ]
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Is this a new conlang / conculture?

Author:  xxx [ Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:01 am ]
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The Arabic numerals, and the standard formatting avoid a too important exoticism , one remains in a world softly parallel ...

Author:  vampireshark [ Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:52 pm ]
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hwhatting wrote:
Is this a new conlang / conculture?

It's been one that's been floating around for a while (Oshaharan language), but it's also been in several different forms as well. This iteration of the language has been around for about two years or so, though I'm still fleshing out details (had enough to make money, though, which is important).

xxx wrote:
The Arabic numerals, and the standard formatting avoid a too important exoticism , one remains in a world softly parallel ...

Indeed, though there really aren't "traditional" Oshaharan numerals (the numbers are traditionally written out in words).

Author:  vampireshark [ Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:57 pm ]
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Also, behold: more money. (I know, I do this a lot.)

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Yes, traveller's cheques are still used, mostly by Ilians due to the not very wide acceptance of Ilian currency outside of Ilia, even at bureaux de change.

Author:  xxx [ Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:48 am ]
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Did you print 'em all to be billionaire in conmoney...

Author:  vampireshark [ Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:48 am ]
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xxx wrote:
Did you print 'em all to be billionaire in conmoney...

If I wanted to be a billionaire, I'd add a few extra zeroes to the denominations: after all, being a billionaire is super-easy when the denominations start in the tens of thousands to millions. (See: old Turkish lira from before 2005; 2nd and 3rd Zimbabwe dollars; various Yugoslav dinars...)

Author:  xxx [ Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:59 am ]
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The number of zero does not replace certain sensations...
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shame not to give materiality to your creations ...

Author:  vampireshark [ Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:58 pm ]
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More redoing stuff. I'm happy-ish with how this one turned out.
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Author:  Travis B. [ Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:15 pm ]
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As I have mentioned on here before, I am working on a genetically-programmed robot fighting arena, written in Haskell of all things (yes, I am very much into functional programming). It evolves simulated robots controlled by virtual machines that run programs structured as tree code fighting one another, scoring points in the process, and at the end of each round the robots with the most points reproduce, with some of their progeny being mutated, while the robots with the least points are eliminated. The source code is at https://github.com/tabemann/botwars. Some people I have talked to have characterized it as a game, but it is not a traditional computer game in that you do not play it; rather you just provide a seed robot (or set of seed robots) or a saved world from a previous run, a settings file (although actually putting anything in the settings file is optional, since it already has a set of defaults that are known good), and let it run on its own after that point, with it saving the world when the program is closed (and saving backups at the end of each round). It does have a graphical display so you can see the robots fight each other; I could come up with some screenshots after I leave work today.

Author:  Io [ Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:28 pm ]
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vampireshark wrote:
OMG MONEY

Uh, right, a new banknote I finished while in Russia. Meant to be Soviet Union-style, so very basic. And, also like the Soviet ruble, practically worthless outside of the country of issue.

I like the design but there's not much to it that would make me think of Soviet money, my immediate association when I saw it was Swiss francs and IL shekels. I'm not familiar with SU rubles and when I looked them up I saw a fair bit of resemblance with our commie cash.

There was the convertible ruble which was kind of like the euro of Comecon, but I don't know much about it i.e. if those were separately printed banknotes and if mortals had access to it, might have been only for commerce. My father has travelled all over the Warsaw pact, I'll have to ask him how it worked with currencies and stuff, I'd assume a lot was exchanged on the black market, since acquiring dollars legally was both nearly impossible for non-privileged party members and the exchange rate wasn't favourable, on the other hand what if you get caught?! When I was going to Israel I was afraid to bring shekels since I went to Syria first and you wouldn't want to have to explain to Syrian authorities why you have ZOG central dosh.

This might seem like irrelevant rambling but it could give you ideas about writing currency stories if you do this sort of stuff.

Author:  Travis B. [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:22 am ]
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Here are some screenshots of Botwars in action:

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These screenshots reflect the most recently added functionality, which enables pausing and unpausing the simulation, changing the simulation speed, stepping forward and backward, rewinding the simulation, and saving the simulation midstream.

Author:  vampireshark [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:41 am ]
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Got bored. Made more money. Came out a lot pinker than I was expecting, but...
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Author:  hwhatting [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:12 am ]
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Is that a headless horseman? ;-)

Author:  vampireshark [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:04 pm ]
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As awesome as that would be, the statue in real life does, unfortunately, have a head. (It's the statue of Vercingétorix in Clermont-Ferrand's Place de Jaude; I'm repurposing a picture I took of it as a statue of Pócog, the founder of the first unified Ilian state.)

Author:  Travis B. [ Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:38 am ]
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Amphibian IRC is an IRC client I am working on, and which is now actually usable:

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Author:  Pole, the [ Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:39 am ]
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Cool.

Author:  vampireshark [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:32 am ]
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I bored. Also realize I hadn't properly made an ID card for Telemor. So decided to whip one up.

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Author:  hwhatting [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:12 am ]
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Why is the order of languages on the reverse different from that on the front side?

Author:  vampireshark [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:48 am ]
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hwhatting wrote:
Why is the order of languages on the reverse different from that on the front side?

Laziness and forgetfulness. (Whoops.) Thanks for pointing that out!

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