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Geohashing, XKCD style.


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First of all, a cartoon:

 

geohashing.png

 

Secondly, a link to calculate the daily Geohash spot.

 

http://irc.peeron.com/xkcd/map/

 

In essence this involves a variable (the date and the Dow Jones Opening), an MD5 hash, and a position within a one degree by one degree rectangle.

 

There is a lot of talk over at xkcd about doing this (meet up at the appointed place at 4pm local time).

 

I wondered if anyone here was either a) aware of it and :grin: thinking it might make a change from the norm.

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I wondered if anyone here was either a) aware of it and :rolleyes: thinking it might make a change from the norm.

 

I was actually coming back over here to see if anyone had posted this, yet... predictably, someone had... ;-)

 

They even have a Wiki to answer questions about it.

 

(Of course, searching these forums for xkcd is even more entertaining... seem to be a few fans here... and vice versa)

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