Joseph's technicolor dreamcoat, or how not to make a main bus

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Joseph's technicolor dreamcoat, or how not to make a main bus

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The other night before falling asleep, I was thinking of Factorio (as I often do), and I started dreaming about a bus. It began with resources falling from heaven (or possibly falling down a rabbit hole). Gradually these resources were transformed into more and more advanced and colorful items, expanding the bus into more colors of the rainbow.
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This is a whimsical, totally impractical, almost not quite completely unlike tea, rainbow unicorn bus. <checks watch> Oh no! I'm going to be late!
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It would be interesting to attempt to establish an isomorphism between a formal computing model and a factory layout as the two are not so dissimilar.

What you are suggesting is essentially a Universal Turing Machine in factory form.

It is interesting to think of the global Factorio player base as collaborating to crowd source an algorithm to produce an optimal solution to a logistical problem, posed artistically.

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Amarula wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:41 pm
almost not quite completely unlike tea,
Only +0.9 points because the wording is not 100% exact, albeit the difference is mostly harmless.
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eradicator wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:47 pm
Amarula wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:41 pm
almost not quite completely unlike tea,
Only +0.9 points because the wording is not 100% exact, albeit the difference is mostly harmless.
The Spiffing Brit would approve so much (especially if it's Yorkshire Tea you're thinking of).
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Damn sorry for not recognizing the reference :).
For my defense, I read the books over 20 years ago, and in French, so the quote didn't strike me as taken from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
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Ooh maybe Spidertron named Marvin? I have a pain in the diodes all down my left side!
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Koub wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:26 am
Damn sorry for not recognizing the reference :).
For my defense, I read the books over 20 years ago, and in French, so the quote didn't strike me as taken from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
I even quoted the title of one of the books.
But DON'T PANIC, everyone makes mistakes.

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Ooh maybe Spidertron named Marvin? I have a pain in the diodes all down my left side!
Let's just hope the Spidertron is not waiting at that very same restaurant.
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And no worries Koub it isn't like you were hit in the back by a low-flying cocktail party.... :lol:
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You're using underneathies, that's cheating. You should use filter splitters when you want to cross a belt if you really want to do it wrong.

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Krazykrl wrote:
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You're using underneathies, that's cheating. You should use filter splitters when you want to cross a belt if you really want to do it wrong.
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Added oil products...
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I didn't get the reference the first time I read this thread. I only noticed it on the second look. =)

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Stuard wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:06 pm
may i get some help? can i ask you some questions? i'm a newbie so i really have lots to learn
Welcome! Ask away! We aren't perfect, but this group is home to a lot of fantastic players who are happy to welcome newcomers and answer your questions if we can.

And here is the bus extended to produce military science packs...
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Stuard wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:06 pm
Kinson25 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:16 pm
I didn't get the reference the first time I read this thread. I only noticed it on the second look. =)
i still don't get it. may i get some help? can i ask you some questions? i'm a newbie so i really have lots to learn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_many_colors

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Amarula wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:09 pm

And here is the bus extended to produce military science packs...
I love your bus =)

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Kinson25 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:10 pm
I love your bus =)
Thank you, I love it too... can't wait to add the rocket silo 8-)
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A belt of Rocket Silos would certainly be an interesting addition to your bus!

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Along with belts of nuclear reactors, centrifuges, research labs and all the other items that don't make it into science packs :D
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This reminds me of Scarhoof's Megabus series. He never finished it, though.

...and I got the reference :)
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