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  1. Well, this is embarrassing. I misread "Math.max(0,2 * ...)" in the code as "Math.max(0.2 * ...)". Asking Wolfram Alpha the right thing says a+f+x=0 when a = -13.9598. So yeah, July 20, as very honest and Humanoid have been saying all along.
  2. OK, so the value of a is, at any point in time, the number of days left until countDownDate (5 PM on July 6). It's pretty close to +1 as I'm writing this but it will become negative after countDownDate has passed. Oddly enough there's no attempt in the code to specify a timezone for countDownDate so I presume the value of a will only be correct if your browser is in the same timezone as the UK. f = (6-a)*0.85 x = - (0.2 * (-1.7-a))2 / 200 <- THIS BIT IS WRONG. IGNORE THIS ENTIRE POST. SORRY. What the countdown shows is a+f+x. So, for what values of a are a+f+x exactly zero? There will be two such values, because a+f+x = 0 is a second-degree equation. Solving it wouldn't be rocket science but it's easiest to just ask Wolfram Alpha. Click "approximate forms" to see the solutions expressed numerically. One solution is 779.32. It's positive, which means the counter was zero at one point in May 2015, and then counted up for a good while! Good thing there was no page back then because it would have been confusing. (Determining at what exact time the countdown started going down again is left as an exercise for the reader.) The other solution is minus 32.717 and that's the one we want. The countdown will reach zero 32.717 days after countDownDate, which is at 10:12 AM on August 8. Again, probably UK time. Unless I've made an error, or they change the code again.
  3. The show is back in Malmö now, so I went to see it Saturday night and enjoyed it a lot. Yes, excellent music, though it's so closely tailored to the dancing at times that what we'd really need is a DVD or something. I don't know much about dance but I liked that this was mostly groups of people using their bodies to make patterns, and not so much solo or duo jumping-about show-offing. The sculpture (by Dutch artist Boris Tellegen) almost steals the show. Surely it's the most IDM thing that's been suspended from a ceiling since Aphex's piano. I went with my eight year old kid, who said he thought Clark's music was a bit scary. Don't think he was particularly traumatized though. By the way, the program notes say Clark will release an album in 2017.
  4. So apologies if there's a thread for this already, but nothing came up when I tried to search for it... Apparently Clark has written a score for a new dance piece called "Sentinel" by Australian choreographer Antony Hamilton. The world premiere was tonight, right here in my home town of Malmö, Sweden. Huh. I guess I should go see it. Skånes Dansteater (the dance company) website. Trailer on Youtube ("Sentinel" bits start at 1:10)
  5. http://www.factmag.com/2015/07/21/aphex-twin-fans-vote-favourite-soundcloud-tracks-possible-release/
  6. 13 MARCHROMT30A edit 2b 96 . . . 104.98 (Bonus track for Japan) http://www.beatink.com/Labels/Warp-Records/Aphex-Twin/BRC-444/
  7. Yeah, that's why I said "unlikely", but OK, maybe I should have said "impossible".
  8. I showed this to a friend and colleague who's not a BoC fan but likes a good puzzle and is a Constraint Programming wizard, and he came up with this: if we cling desperately to the idea of the digit sums of the digit sums of the rows being 11/10/9/8/7/6, with the NPR number in the second row ("snow") and the new one in the fifth (for no other particular reason; are there many beards on twoism.org?), then the only remaining six-digit number that could make the digit sums of the digit sums of the columns also be 11/10/9/8/7/6 is 536726, which would go in the first row. In other words: 5 3 6 7 2 6 6 9 9 7 4 2 7 1 7 2 2 8 9 3 6 5 5 7 6 2 8 3 1 5 5 1 9 2 2 5 Here's his tweet about it, with a link to the code for his MiniZinc (a Constraint Programming system) model. https://twitter.com/hakankj/status/327656072879955968 I know the banner1.gif makes this seem unlikely, but for what it's worth, there it is -- or isn't.
  9. Just to add to the confusion, the album is actually available on Beatport but only contains about half the tracks (six out of ten). Beatport also have different versions of those sampler EPs (called "Untitled 1" and "Untitled 2"). I think maybe some of the CD tracks that are missing from the Beatport-download version of the album are actually on those Untitled EPs, but that's just my guess from looking at the timings and (very) sparse track info.
  10. 24-bit FLACs available at 7digital.
  11. Track titles are Willenhall / Baskerville Grinch. Source (PDF)
  12. Vinyl edition for Record Store Day. PDF: List of Record Store Day titles (US) No sign of it on the corresponding list for UK, though it may not be complete.
  13. Maybe someone with good eyes can make out the track titles.
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