Talk:New York, New York

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Only you city folks are without cars. Pretty much everyone in the Nassau has access to a car assuming they have a license. However, because you live in NYC, you have access to brilliant public transportation. Meaning: Take the subway to Penn and then the train out to the Island if needed. And you know, ride a bike or something. Long Island isn't prohibitively big if you take trains/buses/riding a bicycle into consideration. NoOneButMe 00:31, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Also, its not a valid reason to say the algorithm is broken in any way imo. While the city has a bunch of places to explore, the point is (as i see it) for spontaneity in meeting places, not to create preordained meeting places that are grouped around a similar location every week. NoOneButMe 01:53, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

I agree, the algorithm isn't broken (except that there is a lot of water, see below). We should take local culture into account, that's all. A lot of XKCD fans are college-age, and may not have a car anyway. -- Jevanyn 15:12, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
  • For those of you who are financially able, might I suggest Zipcar? I have an account and it's really useful if you only need a car for a few hours or a day, and they're parked all over the city. Not trying to be a shill, or anything, but I know I'll be using it to make geohashing a wee bit easier when it drops outside of the realm of public transportation and isn't in the water. --Marco 20:05, 10 June 2008 (UTC)


We had an awesome time on the water today. I took my kayak for two (you know, the one that travels through time) out to today's location. It was a blast. See you next time.

P.S. I only come to meetings at locations only accessible via Google Maps (Particularly, the blue squares).

--HockeyInJune 02:59, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Too Much Water[edit]

Since over half of our graticule is water, I suggest a new rule for determining a meeting point:

The .5 Rule: if the latitude right of the decimal is less than .5, then add .5 to the number. --Harris 16:46, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

There is a lot of ocean in this graticule, so an Alternate algorithm is justifyable. -- Jevanyn 15:07, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
In general, alternate algorithms have never caught on. -- Jevanyn (talk) 10:20, 21 August 2014 (EDT)
Another suggestion, which is more NYC-friendly: Rather than prepending "40" and "-73", prepend "40.7" and "73.9". This is a decicule that is mostly land: it includes the bulk of Manhattan, a good part of Queens and Brooklyn, and a smidgen of New Jersey. I'm interested in a meetup this spring/summer, so let me know if an Alternate algorithm is in effect? -- Jevanyn 19:21, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
At least ~40% of this graticule's hashes should be on land. If people are disinclined to attempt hashes just because they're inconvenient or difficult to reach, I'd consider that more a failing of the people than the algorithm. --Eldin (talk) 20:04, 24 October 2013 (EDT)
It's closer to 25%, if you account for Long Island Sound, etc. Also, [1].