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Re^3: PMplanet has a new home

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Feb 04, 2010 at 07:25 UTC ( #821335=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: PMplanet has a new home
in thread PMplanet has a new home

Indeed, blame me. There was one for a while, but most of the time, it ended up being a lot of CPU to generate a blank globe. Now, it'll probably be a lot less CPU to generate a blank globe, and that's OK. Note that the view is dynamic, though -- the globe will move about as the centre of gravity of the monks moves about. There's a bit of a dodge there to keep the view from going polar, both because it just looked strange to me, and because the cloud map is glaringly bad at the poles... but it will freely rotate east-west -- you aren't being unfairly not shown, there just aren't many of you.

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Re^4: PMplanet has a new home
by GrandFather (Saint) on Feb 04, 2010 at 19:42 UTC

    Ahh, nice. So I just have to wait until the Asian and Indian monks become active and the US and Europe ones have all gone to bed and maybe New Zealand will show at the edge?

    True laziness is hard work

      That should, in theory, do it -- I don't really know; almost by definition, I'm asleep when that happens. Back in the day, I tried a number of ways to make the positioning less annoying for those that live a fair ways away from other monks. I'm afraid I didn't find anything that worked well. bart could recreate the antipodian view; it's probably no longer prohibitively CPU-expensive. Other then that, it's just a matter of waiting until there's enough weight of aussies and kiwis to pull the viewpoint in your direction, I'm afraid.

      That, or register a bunch of sockpuppet accounts.


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