User talk:Tilley

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Better late than never - welcome to the game! :) - Mampfred 07:59, 11 October 2012 (EDT)

Thanks a lot! I'll have some catching up to do to get to the same league as you guys! - Tilley

Welcome to Finnish geohashing community! - Isopekka 12 October 2012

Thanks! I'll send you a hashcard some day! - Tilley 23 October 2012

[edit] Globalhash 2013-11-30

There is globalhash in your neighborhood tomorrow, I hope you have noticed? :) - Suurnesu 29 November 2013

OMG! I hadn't noticed! I just came back from this graticule's normal hashpoint and opened the site to start to write the report. But now that can wait - I have to figure how to get to the globalhashpoint! Nobody is gonna believe that - but it's really only less than a kilometer away! The only problem is that it's 50 meters into a small lake, the ice of which probably isn't thick enough to support a person yet. I may need to build a raft of some kind or try to borrow a rowing boat, or something else.. Need to go now! Tilley (talk) 07:08, 30 November 2013 (EST)
And the rest is history.. Tilley (talk) 17:27, 30 November 2013 (EST)
Congratulations on reaching the globalhash. You live in a lucky location! If the regular hash is near your home, the global one will also be "close" as it is a function of the fractional part. Easy to remember. Palmpje (talk) 07:52, 2 December 2013 (EST)
Wow! That is interesting! Is there some simple function to calculate how close the globalhash is in related to the closeness of the regular hash? Tilley (talk) 11:52, 2 December 2013 (EST)
It's very simple. The globalhash is based on the W30 coordinates (lucky for us...). Take the fraction (after the comma or dot, whatever is common for you). For lattitude (N/S) multiply by 180 and subtract 90. For longitude multiply by 360 and subtract 180. For your recent global hash, the fraction for lattitude is 0.8491884 so you get 180*0.8491884 = N 62.853912. For longitude the fraction is 0.5767650 so you get 360*0.5767650 = E 27.6354. So... you just need to calculate how far away 0.01 of the daily coordinate is in each direction. Then you can see how far out the global hash is. My "sweet spot" for 52, 4 is in the North Sea, hard to judge.... Leave a note on my talk page if you need more help. Palmpje (talk) 15:35, 2 December 2013 (EST)
OK, Build your house here! Should the hash location be in this spot you get the Couch Potato Global Hash collission achievement. Daily and global hash in the same spot AND in you house. To check: 0.849162 * 180 - 90 = 62.849160 and .576602 * 360 - 180 = 27.576720. With more decimals you may get a better match but just build a big house! If you play around with the formula a bit you can work out how close to this spot the daily hash has to be for the global hash to be close as well. The global one moves fast! Palmpje (talk) 15:22, 9 December 2013 (EST)
Thanks for calculating this! Very nice! Actually that area is a former military storage area, and it is planned that it will be converted into residential and industrial use. So there might be some lots for sale in the future right there! A good example of how fast the globalhash moves is the hashpoint I visited a little more than a year ago about 1,5 km from here, because even that distance blew the globalhash right into the middle of the Bothnian Bay, more than 300 km away. Tilley (talk) 11:32, 10 December 2013 (EST)