Derby #63: Art as Text

BIPARTISAN

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usrbinboy


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Ahaha... nice one!

kjgmorgan


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Help me see it... I want to like it and be smart....

dekonstruct


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Is is binary written in macs and PCs?

mcmihal


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You should have made it:

01001101
01000001
01000011
01010000
01000011

:-)

darkcape


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OK I want to see it but not sure where it is going.
in Dec 45 75 54 23 106 45
in hex 2D 4B 36 17 6A 2D

I want to vote for it but only if I can explain it to my wife :-).

and thanks for making me make my first post to any of the woot threads :-P


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jahrpm


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WOW!!! I tell you what...WOW!! LOVE IT! And to see Macs and PCs working together in harmony...B E A utiful! GMV!

darkcape


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and then in ASCII

- K 6 (end of transmission block) j -

Am I trying to beautiful mind something that isn't there? or is my mind just not beautiful :-)


1001101
1111001
0100000
1101000
1100101
1100001
1100100
0100000
1101000
1110101
1110010
1110100
1110011
0010111

dirttracker39


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darkcape wrote:and then in ASCII

- K 6 (end of transmission block) j -

Am I trying to beautiful mind something that isn't there? or is my mind just not beautiful :-)


1001101
1111001
0100000
1101000
1100101
1100001
1100100
0100000
1101000
1110101
1110010
1110100
1110011
0010111




No, there's nothing meaningful there - I just tried to make it look the best I could without regard to what it actually means. Sorry to disappoint everyone.

Dhraakellian


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usrbinboy wrote:Ahaha... nice one!


and zero?

My colored box^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H qube has turned dark red^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H brown. I don't really need to show off a list of everything I've wooted anymore, do I?

markstuddock


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This is a brilliant idea, but if you're going to have binary it really should say something.

Xebby


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markstuddock wrote:This is a brilliant idea, but if you're going to have binary it really should say something.


My thoughts exactly!

This shirt almost had my vote until I translated it and was a bit confused. After reading this thread and saw that it really didn't say anything I don't think it's is as clever as it could be. If you resub with a real word then you'll have my vote. Maybe it just fit together well the way it is but if I was to wear it like that my binary friends would just laugh at me.

Lhymes


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Looking at it burns my eyes

Lhymes


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Lhymes wrote:Looking at it burns my eyes


Not in a "this is bad" kinda way. Just an overly harsh bright green and black kinda way.

lexingtondk


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It's too bad this was rejected. I thought it was a good idea.

smiller933


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lexingtondk wrote:It's too bad this was rejected. I thought it was a good idea.


It probably would've made it if the pictures represented something. Based on the artists comments, the resemblence to binary was purely coincidental. It's a shame since pictures as binary would've been a really cool idea, especially since the pictures are actual computers.

As it is, it's an interesting design that had nothing to do with the derby subject.

dirttracker39


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smiller933 wrote:It probably would've made it if the pictures represented something. Based on the artists comments, the resemblence to binary was purely coincidental. It's a shame since pictures as binary would've been a really cool idea, especially since the pictures are actual computers.

As it is, it's an interesting design that had nothing to do with the derby subject.


It is meant to be binary - if you actually read the my comment, I stated that there is no significant meaning to the binary code - it's completely random. I don't see how that makes this off topic - it's still pictures made to look like ones and zeros.

SailorButterfly


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dirttracker39 wrote:It is meant to be binary - if you actually read the my comment, I stated that there is no significant meaning to the binary code - it's completely random. I don't see how that makes this off topic - it's still pictures made to look like ones and zeros.


I don't think Woot got that it was supposed to be 0's and 1's.

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BensonM


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dirttracker39 wrote:It is meant to be binary - if you actually read the my comment, I stated that there is no significant meaning to the binary code - it's completely random. I don't see how that makes this off topic - it's still pictures made to look like ones and zeros.

Not art as ones and zeros, art as text.

/dev/urandom outputs bytes (8 bits wide, BTW), not text. If you're going for a 7-bit encoding, it'd better be ASCII, and it had better encode some text. If it said [/b]anything[b] (well, excluding profanities and vulgarities), you'd have GMV, and AFAICG many others, and most definitely not been disqualified. (I'd vote even though I ought to be a stickler and demand the columns be aligned -- they should be.)

Alternatively, and even better, you could go 8-bit and take the first few bytes of a binary format (with a well-known magic number); OTOH, this needs explaining, and will make hordes of wannabes pretending to be an old hexedit pro and generally bluffing insufferably. Thanks to the latter, I'm gonna say go with ASCII, which everyone does know.

Not too late to fix and resubmit... if you're having trouble coming up with ideas:

woot! (LF and NUL terminated):
1110111
1101111
1101111
1110100
0100001
0001010
0000000

b!n4rY:
1100010
0100001
1101110
0110100
1110010
1011001

And there's plenty more, but anyone can translate, and it's your shirt, so you come up with uber-cool things to print.

wooters.us FTW!

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dirttracker39


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BensonM wrote:Not art as ones and zeros, art as text.

/dev/urandom outputs bytes (8 bits wide, BTW), not text. If you're going for a 7-bit encoding, it'd better be ASCII, and it had better encode some text. If it said [/b]anything[b] (well, excluding profanities and vulgarities), you'd have GMV, and AFAICG many others, and most definitely not been disqualified. (I'd vote even though I ought to be a stickler and demand the columns be aligned -- they should be.)

Alternatively, and even better, you could go 8-bit and take the first few bytes of a binary format (with a well-known magic number); OTOH, this needs explaining, and will make hordes of wannabes pretending to be an old hexedit pro and generally bluffing insufferably. Thanks to the latter, I'm gonna say go with ASCII, which everyone does know.

Not too late to fix and resubmit... if you're having trouble coming up with ideas:

woot! (LF and NUL terminated):
1110111
1101111
1101111
1110100
0100001
0001010
0000000

b!n4rY:
1100010
0100001
1101110
0110100
1110010
1011001

And there's plenty more, but anyone can translate, and it's your shirt, so you come up with uber-cool things to print.


I'm obviously in way over my head, and I guess I'm just not smart, clever, or talented enough for these contests anymore. Thanks for the suggestions, but I don't think it pays to resub at this point.

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