[Loadstone] Clock-face cardinal discrepancy in exploration mode

Ari Moisio arimo at netsonic.fi
Fri Oct 12 07:31:07 BST 2007


Hi

  I do not think the problem here is number of directions but the ablility 
to find some point in given direction, not necessarily the closest point.

  Personally i prefer list method user in WF Access or Hain (a finnish-only 
gps application) to list severall items at once  sorted by distance.

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mr. arimo


On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, Shawn Kirkpatrick wrote:

> I can usually follow things but I'm completely lost on this one. Adding the
> half hours would give 24 points with only 8 direction keys. This leaves 16
> directions you can't exactly hit. If I've got this right the pattern would
> be: 12:0 1:30 3:0 4:30 6:0 7:30 9:0 11:30. Not what I'd call an intuitive
> pattern.
>
> On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, Dave Mielke wrote:
>
>> [quoted lines by Shawn Kirkpatrick on 2007/10/11 at 17:04 -0700]
>>
>>> Wouldn't this make the problem worse?
>>
>> No, as it adds 12 more points for a total of 24.
>>
>>> The biggest problem is that there's 12 directions on the clock face but only 8
>>> direction keys.
>>
>> But if you add the half hours, thereby getting 24 points on the clock face, and
>> since 24 is divible by 8, the problem is resolved.
>>
>>> I'm also not sure what direction something like 4:30 would represent. It's
>>> been a long time since I've used an analog clock but wouldn't something like
>>> 4:30 represent two different directions?
>>
>> Don't worry about the minute hand. 4:30 would map to the 9 key, i.e. to 135
>> degrees, since the hour hand would be pointing exactly half way between 4:00
>> and 5:00.
>>
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