[chaoscope] Re: Unofficial mailing-list language is English
- From: Chaoscope <chaoscope@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: chaoscope@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 19:05:57 +0100
Hi Seth, Manny and Paul, hello all,
Why the xenophobia? Does it make you uncomfortable to be presented with
cultures and languages you don't understand?
I have no problem with receiving messages in multiple languages, I
understand that the Internet is a global network and find it quite
arrogant when someone presumes that his native language is the
It's more to do with practicality than xenophobia. The web site is in
English - rather than French, my native language - therefore the
mailing-list subscribers are assumed to read (and to a certain extent
write) English. My main focus is to keep the list as relevant as
possible, make each post count and be worthy of being read by any of
you. Sticking to one language makes this goal easier to reach.
Ernesto posts will be moderated from now on, not because he was writing
in German but because he was promoting a web site that had nothing to do
with fractals. Thanks to Christian for bringing it to our attention.
Enough with politics!
A Chaoscope user called David Makin, who's also an avid Ultra Fractal
formula creator, has submitted to me an idea similar to Flames
Variations: short equations he calls "modifiers" applied to the orbit
before each iteration. These equations do not yield strange attractors
by themselves but they do change the shape of the attractor when
applied. This works for most equations which means each modifier
potentially double the number of attractors available. I'm still playing
around with this but it will most likely feature in 0.4.
Attached is a Polynomial Type B to which the most promising modifier,
rot(z), was applied. I defy you to render a Polynomial B that looks
remotely like this one! :-)
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