mrob27 wrote:EDIT: Once again, I've edited the entries for TIOC and for CTIF, and I think it might be better now. Please tell us the correct information, instead of repeatedly telling us that the current text is not correct.
Oh no, it happened.
i did not intend it but I'm putting mrob or maybe also others into an unmolpish situation by posting unhelpful comments about the dictionary and now...
wait, what's this:
Mrob Is Nerdsniping You.
?, Is this a plot to make me reveal secret information
? I have to be careful...
Anyway, I did not mean to complain
about the dictionary.
The story is different.
I looked at the dictionary.
I wanted to see what words I can find there.
I was surprised to find BSTA-related entries there: CTIF, TIOC, and even 80236.
I did not expect to find them there. they are not OTTish words. they are words from a story made by me which also is being posted to the OTT.
But now I think that having them is maybe actually a good idea because these words actually appear in some posts and someone reading such posts could need a dictionary to understand them.
According to the dictionary, TIOC was an acronym form the LEML story.
there is no "LEML" story (...yet
It is an acronym used in BSTA.
But then I thought
what if LEML is used here like an adjective, and BSTA actually is a LEML story, whatever that means:)
I thought that it's funny so I posted "Today I find out that BSTA is a LEML story..."
Mrob thanks me and corrects the TIOC entry.
I did not make any request to fix this but he did it anyway.
maybe he just wanted his dictionary to provide actual, helpful information (because that's what dictionaries do, right?)
For some reason I thought that "the LEML strory" was intentional.
I just didn't know why.
But I hoped that maybe mrob would comment on this and reveal it.
This was another reason dor me to make that post.
I went back to the dictionary to see what was changed.
CTIF was still a mysterious acronym form the LEML story
and TIOC now became an acronym from the BFTF story.
Only that BFTF had no such thing as a TIOC.
So nothing was improved really.
Apparently, all these (two) balthasarish handdrawn-stories with 4 letter names starting with B can be confused with each other.
Especially for someone who is not me.
We can't expect anyone to know and remember all this.
I write another post in which I show that CTIF is another word from a "LEML story" and that is TIOC is not from BFTF ("but from the other story" would be implied but again this is not obvious for someone who is not me)
I also include the "helpful" proposition to create an actual "LEML" story so that everything
finally makes sense
becomes even more confusing.
I receive another reply in which I'm told that I'm only telling that the current text is not correct.
And this is true, actually.
Important information (which I didn't at first think is necessary - I thought that the "LEML" was intentional) is missing from my posts.
But I can still improve, right?
Why don't you just tell us what these things are?
yes, and why can't GLR just tell us what "xkcd" means?
Oh, wait, he did.
This is the part where i have to be careful.
These are things from the BSTA story.
We learn about the bstaworld through the eyes of B and KXA.
So if they don't know something about their world why should we?
But I can prepare some explanation, at least based on what we all ready know.
the LEML story:
there is no "LEML" story.
the BFTF story:
It's the story that can be found here: http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/aftertime/viewer?story=bftf
Actually, "BFTF" was not meant to be an actual, official name of the story. I didn't think it really needs an "official" name.
But, because "bftf" appeared in the file names people started calling it "bftf" even before the story started. so I did too.
Even if "bftf" was not planned to be the official name it's not just random letters, it does mean something but that's not important right now.
the BSTA story:
It's the story that can be found here: http://1190.bicyclesonthemoon.info/bsta/
unlike BFTF "BSTA" was meant to be the name. Even the very first frame starts from this title.
the meaning of "BSTA" was never revealed.
LEML (in BFTF):
In BFTF "LEML" appears on the space vehicle
, the train
and some big batteries
on that train.
"LEML" is not supposed to really mean anything anything here.
I put it on the space vehicle because i wanted.
For the train there is a small story behind it.
In the past I made some drawings (like this one
) with space rockets with a PKP logo on them.
PKP is the polish national rail company.
So if for the spaceship it was replaced by LEML then why not replace it for the train too?
CTIF (in BFTF):
There is no "CTIF" in BFTF but there is a "Chronotransponder Test Interface
" with "/ct-if/" in its URL.
LEML (in BSTA):
In BSTA we have multiple things called "LEML".
In this quote we have 3:
B: One more question.
B: What's the differenced in LEML?
AP: LEML made an OS and they called it LEML.
AP: It uses a modified Linux kernel which is also called LEML.
AP: It's the only OS in which I could make the CT card work.
"LEML made an OS" - it suggests that there is an organisation or company or whatever which is called "LEML" and which made an OS.
"and they called it LEML" - the OS made by them is also called "LEML" or more precisely "LEML Linux":
AP: By Linux you mean Gnu/Linux?
AP: Or LEML Linux?
B: Would be the first one.
B: I didn't hear of leml before today.
by similarity to GNU/Linux which means a GNU system with a Linux kernel "LEML linux" could be a LEML system with a Linux kernel.
"It uses a modified Linux kernel which is also called LEML" - Yeah, looks like it. Only that the kernel is also
called LEML. Or more precisely:
TLF: "LEML Extremely Modified Linux"
So it looks like there is an organisation or company of some kind that is called "LEML" that tries to put "LEML" into the names of the things they make.
The LEML system is used by two characters we haven't seen in a frame yet: AP (artificialPerpendicularity) and TLF (theLuckyfinder). we know that TLF uses the system inside an emulator.
When asked by ggh, FTH said he has no idea what "LEML" is.
CTIF (in BSTA):
CTIF seems to be a connection method (other than TCP/IP) available in the Coincidence chat software.
OTT: Hi FTH! TLF said they had selected CTIF as a connection method, and I was curious what CTIF was. Can you tell me?
FTH: It's some kind of communication protocol which is supposed to work with coincidence
FTH: but it doesn't
FTH: at least for me
FTH: it requires some special hardware, I heard
FTH: some radio stuff or something
FTH: I don't need it anyway
AP: I use the CT card.
B: Ok, I remember. You told it's kind of like wifi, right.
AP: Kind of, you could say that and you wouldn't be completely wrong.
B: Does it have anything to do with the ctif?
AP: It has very much to do. The CT card is a device which implements the ctif protocol.
AP and TLF are using it. TLF seems to have no idea what it is and how it works. AP seems to know much more about it.
the quotes suggests that it's some kind of wireless communication. And it needs some special hardware - the CT card.
And the CT card only works with the LEML OS.
AP: It's the only OS in which I could make the CT card work.
B and FTH know that CTIF exists but they can't use it. They don't have this device or this OS. We haven't seen KXA using Coincidence so we don't know about her.
TIOC (in BSTA):
TCP/IP Over Coincidence.
A tool that allows tunneling tcp/ip through the Coincidence chat.
A very useful thing if you don't have any network access but you have Coincidence connected through CTIF.\
That seems like a very uncommon situation but, apparently, thats what AP uses to access the Internet.
B receives TIOC from AP but doesn't install it. he sends it to TLF and they discover that she already has a never version.
80236 (in BSTA):
it's the "ID" of a Coincidence server.
Because, apparently, in Coincidence you don't find servers by their IP address but by some kind of number
New information not revealed before:
If you have TCP/IP selected then you are connecting to a server which is defined in your connection configuration.
And that server understands the ID and relays the connection to the actual Coincidence server.
80236 is also the "name" of a server hosting a Robotic Madness multiplayer game (in the current meta-frames of bsta)on port 59549. The IP address of that server is 192.168.80.236 which could mean that the server is in the same local network as the computer connecting to it in frame 190.
BFTF (in BSTA):
During the events just before the BSTA start a username "bicyclesonthemoonFromTwothousandFifteen" appeared on Coincidence. this was abbreviated to "BFTF".