Talk:2012-02-26 global

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[edit] Congratulations

Epic! :) You guys are great sports, well done and congratulations to all of you! And well done to Carl-Johan for getting the message out, this expedition page just brought a huge grin to my face ;) - Mampfred 14:30, 26 February 2012 (EST)

Wow! Truely awesome puppet achievement! :-)--Fasanen 14:37, 26 February 2012 (EST)

Congratulations to all who participated in making this a success, it's really awesome! Any idea about the temperature - could it be a new Cold Geohash? --Ekorren 14:59, 26 February 2012 (EST)

That's it. Geohashing has been won. You guys win the game. I'm awed and thrilled. -Robyn

Just. Awesome! -- relet 16:10, 26 February 2012 (EST)

Why doesn't this show up on the current events page?? I will add it to the globalhash page now, at least. Word must be gotten out! --OtherJack 17:00, 26 February 2012 (EST)

Oh yeah, and you guys should claim the south geohash ribbon... FOR ETERNITY --OtherJack 17:14, 26 February 2012 (EST)

*bows and hands it to you people* -- relet 17:56, 26 February 2012 (EST)

Oh. My. Goodness. Michael5000 01:10, 27 February 2012 (EST)

Epic, indeed. Wow. Good homour of the station team to play our little game... then again, it probably was one of few welcome distractions, eh? :) I guess we can safely assume it was a frozen hash achievement, too... Rincewind 10:05, 27 February 2012 (CET)

The presence of ice and snow does not qualify for a frozen hash. ;) ... I just want to point out that we had non-freezing temperatures during my arctic hash as well. -- relet 04:09, 27 February 2012 (EST)
It was -40°C on Friday when we got the coords, it was -47°C when I got the email of their success and it is -48°C there now. You can check it here on the webcam page. --Cjk 04:14, 27 February 2012 (EST)
Sweet! That puts the notch high up on the coldest geohash ranking. -- relet 04:26, 27 February 2012 (EST)

Amazing! --Reinhard 04:28, 27 February 2012 (EST)

Oh, this is way too cool. I'm just mindblown. And I thought the only way of getting an Antarctic hash was to somehow get myself employed there! (Not a bad idea...) Congratulations to all! --Cyazlars 06:42, 27 February 2012 (EST)

Wow! Bows to all who made this possible by getting the info out into their network and by putting life and limb at risk venturing in subzero cold to visit a random point! Jiml 19:06, 27 February 2012 (EST)

This is really amazing! Amazingness beyond any words, you guys really win this game! --Bierhefe 07:55, 28 February 2012 (EST)

Everything is already said and I can only assent myself to each statement mentioned above! Epic, absolutely! --TheOneRing 17:34, 28 February 2012 (CET)

Wait, what happened? Globalhash at the South Pole? I'm confused, where's the story? - Danatar 16:19, 28 February 2012 (EST)

Whooo - this is cool, really! --Steingesicht 17:23, 28 February 2012 (EST)

Awesome. Jaw-droppingly awesome. --Jevanyn 10:11, 29 February 2012 (EST)

Unbelievable! There should be a "very-unlikely-to-be-reached-globalhash-but-we-got-it" award for this! Geohashing is truly awesome! --Mtl_Alex 22:22, 14 March 2012 (EST)

[edit] Sniping about Largest Geohash

Great job! --NWoodruff 15:10, 27 February 2012 (EST) Is 5 larger than 7?

Well, 5 is larger than 3, which is the number of geohashers at the larger Atlanta global. Unless the residents of that house were converted to geohashers during the meetup itself... -- Phyzome 15:15, 27 February 2012 (EST)
I wasn't there when LuxMundi was there. But, the front door of the residence is 60 feet from the Globalhash. I know for a fact. I was there and knocked on the front door. The standard length of an American trailer is 53 feet. Now the back part of the house was not pointing directly at the globalhash but it is very possible that the back 10 feet of the trailer is in the 10 meter requirement, making the entire family Geohashers. Not to mention that when they drove up or out of their driveway that morning, they probably passed by it by 20 feet or less. I don't want to take anything away from yesterdays Globalhash, but saying the largest Globalhash meetup is taking something away from LuxMundi. --NWoodruff 15:53, 27 February 2012 (EST)
I understand your point. But I also understand the way the Largest geohash achievement is formulated, to make it clear that it is aimed at geohashers who are headed for the coordinates, not incidental locals. It explicitly mentions they should not count as attendees, and I agree with the idea behind that. I don't think this is taking away from what LuxMundi has achieved. -- relet 16:05, 27 February 2012 (EST)
Everyone at yesterdays geohash knew nothing about geohashing until yesterday. They were also incidental locals until they walked 900 meters to the hash point. LuxMundi's incidental locals may have walked to the end of their trailer, 53 feet putting them in the 10 meter requirement after LuxMundi told them about it. They might even have slept in the 10 meter requirement. You are right. They don't count. --NWoodruff 16:21, 27 February 2012 (EST)
We don't need this kind of lawyering -- this is for fun, it's a game. "Very possible", "passed by it"... the point is, they aren't geohashers, and the achievement is about geohashers. You can make up a Crowd Achievement if you want, but everyone else will just think it is strange. And I'll let LuxMundi speak for himself. -- Phyzome 16:06, 27 February 2012 (EST)
I tried calling LuxMundi last year. His phone is disconnected and he hasn't responded to E-mail. --NWoodruff 16:21, 27 February 2012 (EST)
It's the largest Geohash for that graticule (and continent!), which is what I was thinking when I added the ribbon. It was also one of the largest meetups on the planet in years. Most expeditions are one or two people. Jiml 19:06, 27 February 2012 (EST)
I don't think it is a meetup in the local graticule. They did not reach a geohash in that graticule (which would have been on the Northern end), but a globalhash in the global graticule. -- relet 03:33, 28 February 2012 (EST)

[edit] More congratulations

Really cool! Both literally and figuratively! --Gefrierbrand 16:03, 27 February 2012 (EST)

Incredible. Just...incredible. Warms my heart to be a geohasher. Kozz 18:51, 27 February 2012 (EST)

Wow - spectacular work guys! Now that you've been inducted into Geohashing, one day you should try to get all 360 graticules around the pole if it's a southerly. We'd be impressed!
--Felix Dance 21:58, 28 February 2012 (EST)

NO WAY. Oh my goodness. You, my friends, have officially won geohashing. It has been my dream to visit the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station for years (maybe I can manage a visit to work on IceCube someday). Again, congratulations, and thank you for sharing the awesomeness of your expedition! -Srs0 23:04, 28 February 2012 (EST)

It's also been my dream to visit Antarctica some day, and maybe even be the first geohasher there. Well, there's still lots to explore. --ilpadre 02:27, 29 February 2012 (EST)

This is the most amazing thing I have seen in a long time! Congratulations to Carl Johan and the South Pole geohashers! Sara 05:38, 29 February 2012 (EST)

So often you hear, "every continent except Antarctica". Not here! --Juventas 04:44, 1 March 2012 (EST)

Hey, you guys should go and get all 360 of these today :)
Felix Dance 16:55, 1 March 2012 (EST)

Sorry to tell you it's only 210 because of the W30 rule. ;-) --Reinhard 17:50, 1 March 2012 (EST)
There are no strict time zones down there. Either it's all New Zealand time, or... What, actually? --relet 22:32, 1 March 2012 (EST)
They'll have to wait for a Sunday or other 2nd-US-market-holiday-in-a-row. -- Phyzome 22:35, 1 March 2012 (EST)

So geohashing can be an epic extreme sport in Antarctica or a static couch potato in your home. What awesome inclusiveness. Sourcerer 11:21, 2 March 2012 (EST)

Are you talking about these guys? :-) 2008-05-26_27_-80 -- Jevanyn 13:12, 6 March 2012 (EST)