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Old 2013-12-12, 02:47   #56
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I'm not too familiar with flatland, but I think it lacks the "up" coordinate. This looked like the Mario side scrolling world which had the z and y coordinates and lacks the "outward" one.
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Old 2013-12-19, 00:44   #57
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I'm not too familiar with flatland, but I think it lacks the "up" coordinate. This looked like the Mario side scrolling world which had the z and y coordinates and lacks the "outward" one.
Mario's world isn't truly 2-dimensional, since some pixels in his body can cross each other when he changes direction. In a true 2-d world, a 180 wouldn't necessarily mean the pixels changing position, and if they did move, they'd have to move around each other rather than over or through.
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Old 2013-12-20, 17:34   #58
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I'm not too familiar with flatland, but I think it lacks the "up" coordinate. This looked like the Mario side scrolling world which had the z and y coordinates and lacks the "outward" one.
As a resident, I can say that, yes, there is no up and down here.
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Old 2013-12-20, 17:57   #59
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As a resident, I can say that, yes, there is no up and down here.
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I am a letter on this page and I approve of this message. A does too. And don't listen to B, s/he is crazy!
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Old 2013-12-20, 23:21   #60
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As a resident, I can say that, yes, there is no up and down here.
Wiring an XOR gate must be tricky in Flatland.
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Old 2013-12-21, 02:40   #61
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I went and paid flatland a visit. As it happens, my family is there! They live in a beautiful house and they have a pet, too.

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Old 2013-12-21, 07:32   #62
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Wiring an XOR gate must be tricky in Flatland.
Not really.

Various flatland circuitry designs are (or were) standard interview questions for techies at MSR Cambridge. Depending on background of candidate and how nasty we felt at the time, we asked for anything from crossing wires to transistor design.
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Old 2013-12-21, 07:59   #63
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lol batalov u so funny
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Old 2013-12-21, 09:23   #64
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lol batalov u so funny
Hey, share the joke, guys. For the benefit of those of us who didn't see your original post, what did he change?
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Old 2013-12-21, 10:17   #65
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I add a little something to the image
well, ok, it was the low 75% of it, the top 25% was exactly as it was, honest, Guv'nor
1D meets 2D ...meets xkcd
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Old 2013-12-21, 10:46   #66
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Yes, I was wondering which of you was reponsible for the mild sexism, which does indeed seem to require an added dimension.
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