2016.04.29 Community Chat

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On Chat Stats, SciShow Video, Lab Guide, Eternacon, Live Puzzle & Switch Solving Help, and Catalyst Points & U-U Boosts / Mismatches


LFP6 Heyheyhey its that time again [12:00 AM]

machinelves hello! :) welcome to community chat [12:00 AM]

LFP6 Hey Elves! [12:00 AM]

machinelves hey LFP6! :D  [12:00 AM]

machinelves how's it going? [12:00 AM]

LFP6 Not bad  [12:00 AM]

machinelves that sounds better than the alternative   [12:01 AM]

LFP6 True!  [12:01 AM]

whbob Hi LFLP6, Elves  [12:01 AM]

machinelves hello!  [12:01 AM]

LFP6 Trying to do some scripting work and banging my head on the wall a little  [12:01 AM]

machinelves so it's going well then...?   [12:01 AM]

machinelves :D  [12:01 AM]

LFP6 Nothing out of the ordinary :-P [12:02 AM]

machinelves just staple a pillow to the wall, you'll get through it  [12:02 AM]

LFP6 hehe  [12:02 AM]

Skye :3  [12:03 AM]

machinelves so has everyone here tried the new puzzle progression?  [12:03 AM]

LFP6 We've got lots of new players going through it  [12:03 AM]

machinelves Yay!  [12:03 AM]

LFP6 Most chat activity I've seen in a while  [12:04 AM]

hoglahoo http://anwealde.com/eterna/mircstats/global.html  [12:04 AM]

machinelves If you're new or want a walkthrough, just click on your HOME button, and scroll down to the Puzzle Progression  [12:04 AM]

LFP6 ^^  [12:04 AM]

Elves: lolwut  [12:04 AM]

hoglahoo: eterna and a few other games were briefly discussed/mentioned in a video on a very popular youtube channel recently  [12:05 AM]

LFP6: SciShow!  [12:05 AM]

whbob: @ Hog: is the chart in west coast time?  [12:05 AM]

Elves: ohhh right. that was really awesome  [12:05 AM]

LFP6: @Hog: What are the numbers on the bars?  [12:05 AM]

hoglahoo: @whbob, I think it's set to central time actually  [12:06 AM]

hoglahoo: LFP6 on the top chart, the numbers are lines of chat for that day  [12:06 AM]

hoglahoo: total  [12:06 AM]

Elves: does it count dev chat announcements?  [12:06 AM]

Elves: :D  [12:06 AM]

hoglahoo: yes :)  [12:06 AM]

Elves: ahahaha  [12:07 AM]

Elves: excellent  [12:07 AM]

Elves: well that's super cool, welcome science lovers, you've come to the right place!  [12:07 AM]

Skye: yes thanks I just love the headache that seems to come with the territory  [12:08 AM]

Skye: -_-  [12:08 AM]

Elves: fortunately there are many guides around here to help!  [12:09 AM]

Elves: what are you working on?  [12:09 AM]

whbob: Curiosity brings on the headache, Satisfaction is the cure :)  [12:10 AM]

jandersonlee: is this the player chat week? [12:10 AM]

LFP6: Indeed [12:10 AM]

Elves: hi Jandersonlee! yes [12:11 AM]

Elves: if anyone has anything to share or teach you are welcome to do so [12:11 AM]

jandersonlee waves as he munches lunch [12:11 AM]

Elves: hehe omnomnom*wave* to you good sir [12:11 AM]

Skye: I just beat MF7of 7 but a few earlier once gave me big headches [12:12 AM]

Elves: here is the guide to the last lab: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ePoI_nME97a2SrK9dvfy3kF73tOLD96rzlTzWi-2WaA/ [12:12 AM]

Elves: congrats Skye! [12:12 AM]

Skye: thx  [12:13 AM]

Elves: when I get stuck I try another puzzle right before I reach my frustration tipping point. then i never quite get a headache :D [12:14 AM]

Elves: and in the process, learn more and then what once seemed hard is less so [12:14 AM]

hoglahoo: I had a 3 month headache that never quite went away when I first started playing eterna :D [12:14 AM]

Skye: heheh knowing help is just a click away helps too [12:14 AM]

Elves: alas! [12:15 AM]

Elves: *hands hogla a retroactive ice pack* [12:15 AM]

whbob: @ Elves: Thanks, I didn't know there was a tutorial. [12:15 AM]

Elves: indeed :) [12:15 AM]

Skye: hogaloo are amazing now though [12:15 AM]

Elves: you're welcome whbob! [12:15 AM]

saili6: http://www.eternagame.org/sites/default/files/chat_screens/230951_1461957348.png [12:15 AM]

saili6: help [12:15 AM]

Elves: hi saili! [12:16 AM]

Skye: uhoh my solution stil say's submiting design XD [12:16 AM]

Elves: can you please share a link to the puzzle saili? [12:17 AM]

saili6: http://www.eternagame.org/web/puzzle/6503013/ [12:17 AM]

Elves: thanks! [12:17 AM]

Elves: Skye, did it work? [12:18 AM]

saili6: help? [12:18 AM]

Skye: it seems frozen orsomething [12:18 AM]

Elves: saili, it looks like there is a great guide to solving in the puzzle description unless i am confused [12:19 AM]

Elves: "Starting off, we would like to leave base 10 yellow and set base 9 to red. This will boost the bound shape, but not the unbound shape.  [12:19 AM]

Elves:  Fill in the bases that this pair run requires. For example, base 9 is red, so base 15 must be blue or green. In order keep the energy in the unbound shape low, we choose blue for base 15. Base 7 should then... [12:19 AM]

...block, so again choose blue.

saili6: i did [12:19 AM]

Elves: Skye it should cache your solution if you reload the page but you can try opening in new in another tab and see if it is preserved before reloading or closing that window [12:20 AM]

saili6: help [12:21 AM]

saili6: http://www.eternagame.org/sites/default/files/chat_screens/230951_1461957679.png [12:21 AM]

Elves: saili, check it out, the puzzle description has this guide and image, so you want your colors to match the positions of these colors: http://prntscr.com/ayfgai [12:21 AM]

whbob: Search in the forums for Catalyst.   [12:22 AM]

Elves: also it looks like this puzzle is an adaptation, so it may need some extra tweaking, but that looks like a good hint to start with [12:22 AM]

Skye: yep it worked [12:22 AM]

Elves: yay! glad to hear it [12:23 AM]

saili6: thx [12:23 AM]

whbob: How can we make a search for U-U boost link to the Catalyst Points topic in the forums? [12:25 AM]

Elves: ok saili i got it [12:25 AM]

Elves: start by making the whole molecule match the hint picture from the description [12:25 AM]

saili6: im done! [12:26 AM]

Elves: woohoo! [12:26 AM]

Elves: do you mean you finished the puzzle, or ready for next step? [12:26 AM]

saili6: puzzle [12:27 AM]

saili6: im on level 3 of laser microscope [12:27 AM]

saili6: lv 4 [12:28 AM]

Elves: whbob, i assume if you post a comment about U-U boosts, then it would find it there but i don't know for sure [12:29 AM]

Elves: wow congrats saili you're chewing right through those puzzles! :D  [12:29 AM]

jandersonlee: .catalyst [12:29 AM]

LinkBot: https://getsatisfaction.com/eternagame/topics/a_new_trick_for_solving_puzzles_catalyst_points [12:29 AM]

Elves: hehe thanks jandersonlee [12:30 AM]

whbob: It does not, and I always have the hardest time remembering catalyst boost when someone has trouble with U-U. [12:30 AM]

jandersonlee: a shot in the dark - I don't remember all the tags that work [12:30 AM]

saili6: gags [12:30 AM]

saili6: http://www.eternagame.org/sites/default/files/chat_screens/230951_1461958263.png [12:31 AM]

saili6: help^^ [12:31 AM]

Elves: lol that is a lot of locked bases!! [12:32 AM]

Elves: can you please link puzzle? [12:32 AM]

Elves: whbob that is a god point. I wonder if there is a wiki entry that could list both terms together and link to the forum post? [12:33 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: hi [12:33 AM]

Elves: then it could be found by searching the wiki if forgotten [12:33 AM]

saili6: http://www.eternagame.org/web/puzzle/6503017/ [12:33 AM]

Elves: yay Jennifer! :D [12:33 AM]

LFP6: hey, jen! [12:33 AM]

LFP6: Btw any thoughts on setting up your code on Github? [12:33 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: hi everyone [12:34 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: just dropping in for a moment [12:34 AM]

Elves: thanks saili i'm going to help with this wiki entry and then come check out the puzzle [12:34 AM]

Elves: thanks for coming by!  [12:34 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: havnt thought about it really LFP6 been very busy and taking some time to relax after a year of marathon coding adn eterna stuff [12:35 AM]

LFP6: Well diserved! [12:35 AM]

LFP6: *deserved [12:35 AM]

whbob: @ saili: is 4 and 8 not closing for you? [12:35 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: was avraging 100 lines of cod per day after working a 8 hour day and commutng 2.5 hours each way yo work for 8 months [12:36 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: code not cod. but cod would be nice [12:36 AM]

saili6: yes [12:36 AM]

jandersonlee: sounds like a red herring [12:36 AM]

saili6: i finished a puzzle [12:37 AM]

Elves: whbob here you go: http://eternawiki.org/wiki/index.php5/Catalyst_Points [12:37 AM]

jandersonlee: but 100 lines of debugged code is good [12:37 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: was definitly fun [12:38 AM]

whbob: @ saili:  8 is opposing 5.  Try a different base in 8 to attract 5. [12:38 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: @Jlee quick question about Eternacon if people dont mind my intrusion [12:38 AM]

whbob: @ Elves: Thanks Elves.  Magic :) [12:38 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: are you for sure going to come ot are you just really confident? If you dont come will you still be willing to present your paper over hangouts? [12:39 AM]

Elves: now you can search the wiki for U-U boost and get this: http://prntscr.com/ayfpyj [12:40 AM]

Elves: np :D happy to help. that's what magic is for!!! :D [12:40 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: nice [12:41 AM]

Elves: wow Jennifer that sounds like a lot of work! I had no idea your commute was that long. I'm glad you get to relax now [12:41 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: i now live 12min by car from work so that helps too :-) [12:42 AM]

Elves: saili congrats, looks like you solved it? [12:42 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: thanks elves [12:42 AM]

Elves: lol omg that is awesome [12:42 AM]

jandersonlee: @JP pretty sure I will be there - a lot of stuff going on in my life right now, but it *is* on a weekend and within driving distance [12:42 AM]

whbob: @ saili: Congrats :) [12:42 AM]

Elves: that's so close it is practically telecommuting!  [12:43 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: @Jlee cool i will put you down as "going to be there. If you cant make it then would it be safe to assume you wouldnt be able to present over hangouts then since you will be too busy? [12:44 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: @Elves pretty much. I usually give myself 30min to call a Lyft and get to work adn grab starbucks on the way [12:44 AM]

jandersonlee: probably so - will know better as the date approaches but I plan to be there [12:44 AM]

Elves: ahahah omg. that sounds luxurious :D [12:44 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: @JLee great. That makes me soooooo happy [12:45 AM]

Elves: i mash radio buttons for 30-45 minutes [12:45 AM]

Elves: whee! [12:45 AM]

Elves: :D [12:45 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: and best patrt is I dont have a deadlineot be at work by. on my own schedule [12:45 AM]

Elves: *drool* [12:45 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: lol [12:45 AM]

Elves: that is so awesome, i'm really happy for you *high five* [12:46 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: i do have a timecard though..... [12:46 AM]

Elves: what, no implanted scannable microchip? [12:46 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: i have to head out see you all later and great converstaion.  [12:46 AM]

Elves: cheers! [12:46 AM]

Jennifer Pearl: glad to see you again Elves!!!!!!!!!! [12:46 AM]

whbob: Bye Jen. [12:46 AM]

Elves: glad to see you too Jennifer!!!! :D [12:46 AM]

Elves: hehehe [12:47 AM]

saili6: http://www.eternagame.org/sites/default/files/chat_screens/230951_1461959284.png [12:48 AM]

saili6: help^^ [12:48 AM]

Elves: link me up, friend! [12:48 AM]

saili6: http://www.eternagame.org/web/puzzle/6503019/ [12:49 AM]

Elves: thx [12:49 AM]

Elves: ok so state 2 is good but not state 1 for you? [12:51 AM]

Elves: saili do you know about pressing spacebar to see the natural state of the RNA? [12:54 AM]

Elves: it will show you where the molecule is unfolding or mismatching [12:54 AM]

Elves: and that helps you narrow down which bases or pairs to start mutating [12:54 AM]

saili6: i always use it [12:55 AM]

Elves: looks like our only hint is to practice with small switches, so I think where I would start is mutating the bases that are mismatching  [12:55 AM]

saili6: http://www.eternagame.org/sites/default/files/chat_screens/230951_1461959730.png [12:55 AM]

saili6: now^^ [12:55 AM]

Elves: thanks! [12:55 AM]

saili6: http://www.eternagame.org/sites/default/files/chat_screens/230951_1461959748.png [12:55 AM]

saili6: natural^^ [12:55 AM]

Elves: right. and if you go back & forth with the spacebar, you can see a few bases get highlighted in particular [12:56 AM]

saili6: i know [12:57 AM]

Elves: so it appears to me that the new sequence creates a mispaired G-G in state 1 [12:58 AM]

Elves: so it's nucleotides 5 & 6 that want change for state 1 to be happy [12:58 AM]

Elves: according to your first sequence screenshot [12:58 AM]

Elves: here's a happy state 1 http://prntscr.com/ayg0ih [1:00 PM]

Elves: then something else has to change to fix state 2 from mispairing due to lots of GCs [1:00 PM]

saili6: done [1:01 PM]

Elves: congrats! [1:01 PM]

jandersonlee: bye for now... [1:01 PM]

Elves: bye! [1:02 PM]

Elves: thanks for coming to the community chat!!! hope you all have a good day, i'll go post the transcript now [1:02 PM]

whbob: Bye everyone :) Congrats saili :) [1:04 PM]