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ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 17, 2013 - 11:27am

 Manbird wrote:

I wouldn't mind finding some locations to use - it might be kinda fun. 

 
Email the guy and see if he's looking for volunteers... I'd do it too.

I get the theme, a little. He shows some gorgeous locations in countries you might not expect, and some godawful locations in places (like Wyoming) that make you think third world
 
And every once in a while, a long, straight road that goes hundreds of miles with no signage or signs of life at all. Just to make you go crazy  
Manbird

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Posted: May 17, 2013 - 11:20am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

It was buggy on my end, too, especially last night, hanging up etc. Maybe the site's getting slammed. 

As far as repeat locations go, yeah they need to really add a lot more. Maybe we should volunteer?

But it's not a bug to get a repeat, more like a statistical probability.

DrLex wrote:

I think expecting Radio Paradise to have a playlist of 8 billion songs, or even 8 million songs, is quite a bit of lack of perspective. Do you ever come out in the real world? Even in my country where FM radio doesn't suck as hard as in the US, you'll hear the same song multiple times a day unless you'd go working, shopping and dining while wearing industrial ear protection. Because you seem to like numbers, here's some mathematics. Suppose a station has a playlist of 10000 songs. I have no idea how many songs the active playlist of RP has, but this seems reasonable, especially in the light of the following assumption. Suppose this station is run by DJ Random, who gives every song a number between 1 to 10000 and uses a perfect random number generator to pick the next song. Suppose you listen to 120 songs this way (at an average of 4 minutes per song, that would take 8 hours). The birthday paradox says that in this case (see simulation below), there's a 50% chance that you'll hear the same song twice in this time span! 

For a playlist of 50000 songs, the 50% chance of repetition is already reached at approx. 250 picks, not the expected 600. Of course, while many radio streams work this way, on RP this is not how it's done — luckily. First of all, Bill avoids the horrible transitions that DJ Random would produce, by combining songs that actually belong together. This reduces the amount of randomness, but of course Bill has a memory and will try to avoid repeating the same song often. To minimize repetition, he would need to create an ideal sequence of all songs once, and repeat this eternally. But that would become boring too, so as a compromise and to keep managing RP tractable, Bill recycles 'stretches' of playlist, slowly mutating them and discarding them after a while. And Bill is only human, so he'll play the songs that he likes a little bit more often than others. I wasted some of my time telling this story to show that things can be a whole lot worse, and I believe RP comes damn close to an ideal radio station. You just have to accept the fact that ideality doesn't exist and that some of the songs you don't like will be played, and repeated after a while.
 

 
I wouldn't mind finding some locations to use - it might be kinda fun. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: May 17, 2013 - 11:14am

 Manbird wrote:

I don't know but it suddenly starting acting weird. That was when I started getting the same location twice in a row.
And I still couldn't remember where it was! I think it gets a little buggy after about 2 straight hours of play.  

 
It was buggy on my end, too, especially last night, hanging up etc. Maybe the site's getting slammed. 

As far as repeat locations go, yeah they need to really add a lot more. Maybe we should volunteer?

But it's not a bug to get a repeat, more like a statistical probability.

DrLex wrote:

I think expecting Radio Paradise to have a playlist of 8 billion songs, or even 8 million songs, is quite a bit of lack of perspective. Do you ever come out in the real world? Even in my country where FM radio doesn't suck as hard as in the US, you'll hear the same song multiple times a day unless you'd go working, shopping and dining while wearing industrial ear protection. Because you seem to like numbers, here's some mathematics. Suppose a station has a playlist of 10000 songs. I have no idea how many songs the active playlist of RP has, but this seems reasonable, especially in the light of the following assumption. Suppose this station is run by DJ Random, who gives every song a number between 1 to 10000 and uses a perfect random number generator to pick the next song. Suppose you listen to 120 songs this way (at an average of 4 minutes per song, that would take 8 hours). The birthday paradox says that in this case (see simulation below), there's a 50% chance that you'll hear the same song twice in this time span! 

For a playlist of 50000 songs, the 50% chance of repetition is already reached at approx. 250 picks, not the expected 600. Of course, while many radio streams work this way, on RP this is not how it's done — luckily. First of all, Bill avoids the horrible transitions that DJ Random would produce, by combining songs that actually belong together. This reduces the amount of randomness, but of course Bill has a memory and will try to avoid repeating the same song often. To minimize repetition, he would need to create an ideal sequence of all songs once, and repeat this eternally. But that would become boring too, so as a compromise and to keep managing RP tractable, Bill recycles 'stretches' of playlist, slowly mutating them and discarding them after a while. And Bill is only human, so he'll play the songs that he likes a little bit more often than others. I wasted some of my time telling this story to show that things can be a whole lot worse, and I believe RP comes damn close to an ideal radio station. You just have to accept the fact that ideality doesn't exist and that some of the songs you don't like will be played, and repeated after a while.
 
Manbird

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Posted: May 17, 2013 - 10:31am

 islander wrote:

Dude, how much time did you waste yesterday?  I killed a lot, and only got a couple repeats. I botched something up with the underwater location and really want to see that one again.

 
I don't know but it suddenly starting acting weird. That was when I started getting the same location twice in a row.
And I still couldn't remember where it was! I think it gets a little buggy after about 2 straight hours of play.  
islander

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Location: Seattle
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Posted: May 17, 2013 - 10:20am

 Manbird wrote:
Yesterday it became kinda not as fun when I started getting the exact same locations really frequently, sometimes consecutively. In fact it was frustrating because I couldn't remember the locations even though I had just seen the answer. It was more of a memory game than a geo game. I hope he updates his google database.

 
Dude, how much time did you waste yesterday?  I killed a lot, and only got a couple repeats. I botched something up with the underwater location and really want to see that one again.
Manbird

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Posted: May 17, 2013 - 10:04am

Yesterday it became kinda not as fun when I started getting the exact same locations really frequently, sometimes consecutively. In fact it was frustrating because I couldn't remember the locations even though I had just seen the answer. It was more of a memory game than a geo game. I hope he updates his google database.


Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
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Posted: May 17, 2013 - 9:16am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

SFW lost the challenge with 10611 points against 10724.

Coax: He could, but I don't understand why that's even an option. I guess if you just want to see the final locations or score, but I spent all day yesterday trying to get everyone to share the challenge link.

 
Cool, guess I misunderstood.{#Good-vibes}
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 17, 2013 - 7:10am

 Manbird wrote: 
SFW lost the challenge with 10611 points against 10724.

Coax: He could, but I don't understand why that's even an option. I guess if you just want to see the final locations or score, but I spent all day yesterday trying to get everyone to share the challenge link.
Coaxial

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 16, 2013 - 11:07pm

 Manbird wrote: 
Can you post that using the share your score link as opposed to the challenge link?
Manbird

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Posted: May 16, 2013 - 10:49pm

easy peasy
islander

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Posted: May 16, 2013 - 9:38pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

When you finish a game (5 locations) it pops up with a score and the choice to share your score or challenge someone...

 
Hmmm.... not getting that, must be something I have blocked.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: May 16, 2013 - 9:28pm

 islander wrote:
okay, where are you getting the share links? all I'm getting is facebook/g+/tumblr...

 
When you finish a game (5 locations) it pops up with a score and the choice to share your score or challenge someone...
Manbird

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Posted: May 16, 2013 - 9:17pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

You linked to the "Share your Score" not the "Challenge Your Idiot Friends" link.

Like here, try to beat this one at 10969 
I got 72 points on one of 'em.

 
Bah. 8190 
islander

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Posted: May 16, 2013 - 9:13pm

okay, where are you getting the share links? all I'm getting is facebook/g+/tumblr...
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: May 16, 2013 - 9:08pm

 islander wrote:

my best is just over 9000. This is very cool and very frustrating at the same time.

 
{#Yes}It really is...I'd gotten a couple over 11k but this was by far my best.
islander

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Posted: May 16, 2013 - 9:03pm

 Coaxial wrote:
No Google, no zooming or moving on the map; no zooming in on the target map. Spinning around in street view only.

12247

 
my best is just over 9000. This is very cool and very frustrating at the same time.
Coaxial

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Posted: May 16, 2013 - 8:56pm

No Google, no zooming or moving on the map; no zooming in on the target map. Spinning around in street view only.

12247
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: May 16, 2013 - 8:53pm

 Manbird wrote: 
You linked to the "Share your Score" not the "Challenge Your Idiot Friends" link.

Like here, try to beat this one at 10969 
I got 72 points on one of 'em.
oldviolin

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Posted: May 16, 2013 - 6:28pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

sing! sing the song of your people!

 


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Posted: May 16, 2013 - 6:16pm

 oldviolin wrote:

oh...duh

 
sing! sing the song of your people!
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