Re: the LCC5 relay is up
- --- On Thu, 5/9/13, H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...> wrote:
> Or maybe the simplest solution is just to allot more time toWell, the sìmplest solution is just to remind relay participants that We
> each leg of
> the relay. :) Then most people can finish early and people
> needing more time can make use of the extra time.
Know Where You Live. After 48 hours are up, we send out the lads with
their nifty collapsible iron truncheons for one, final, plea for swift
passage of the torch. If the torch ain't forthcoming, well, the details
are best left to the imagination!...
Seriously, allowing more time for each leg is exactly what has led to the
incredible seven month relay they've got going now!
For the record, I don't much care for the idea of a computer run relay
master. Half the fun is the communal effort among relay master and
translators to get the job done. If we're going to just have a computer do
the work of master, the same computer might as well just do the translating
as well! That way, no one will have to expend any actual energy on the
relay, and the relay will be all done in 4.3 seconds and we call all see
the results instantly. Badgers and all!
- --- On Sat, 5/11/13, H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...> wrote:
> > Seriously, allowing more time for each leg is exactly72 hours is okay, though probably excessive for most folks. Seven months
> > what has led to the incredible seven month relay they've got going
> But those seven months consist mostly of idle time! Or at
> least, waiting
> time. If we extend the time allowance to, say, 72 hours, but
> with strict
> enforcement, then there should be no problem.
of idle time is way beyond the Pale! So far beyond that it's practically
in the middle of the Western Ocean!
> > For the record, I don't much care for the idea of a computer run relay...and much hilarity was had by all! See, you don't even need to involve
> > master.
> Actually, we can already do that: translate.google.com.
actual conlangs in the process and you can stìll end up with an utterly
bongled final text, every bit the equal of our own relays!
> I've no idea what turned wheat into professor, but obviouslySure. Scientifical fact, is that. Your average wheat kernel has an i.q. of
> it suggests
> that wheat has hitherto unsuspected superior intellect.
about 12. May not seem like much, but when you consider that wheat has
no brain and can not think, 12 is pretty damn good!
> Also, music and footwear factories are obviously very important to theAh, just break up the tiles a bit. No bean dip in the world can defeat
> proper application of the original recipé. The flaxseed was apparently
> considered redundant, though I'm not sure about having linoleum in my
your basic linoleum crisp. Guaranteed to maintain shape all the way down!
> And soaked clothing, probably from careless spillageFrom the looks of things, we may not even have to involve actual conlangs
> during the
> elaborate cooking process, no doubt. I'm not sure where
> "Plotis Nyampur
> organizations" came from -- perhaps subversive parties
> plotted to steal
> the flaxseed? And it will definitely be a tragic day at the
> end of it
> all, judging by how unrecognizably mangled the result was.
> Oh you're talking about *conlangs*? Oh, I see... well,
> better start
> lobbying for the inclusion of conlangs in Google Translate!
in an Automated Conlang Relay! ;)))
> On a more serious note, though: I think automation is a goodFall back -- okay, I can go along with that rationale.
> thing to
> have as a fallback mechanism in case people start going
> MIA. If all
> parties were present when they're supposed to be, then the
> shouldn't even kick in -- the relay master should be able to
> click on a
> button to send a reminder to the current person, for
> example, or to skip
> over to the next person. Only when people suddenly
> fall off the face of
> the 'Net, will the automaton come along and clean up the
> mess and prod
> the process onwards.