2010-09-05

The Qlobe

My Quines are sometimes specialized for Japanese. But to attend RubyConf, I should write "global" Quines.

v=0000;eval$s=%q~d=%!^Lcf<LK8,                  _@7gj*LJ=c5nM)Tp1g0%Xv.,S[<>YoP
4ZojjV)O>qIH1/n[|2yE[>:ieC       "%.#%  :::##"       97N-A&Kj_K_><wS5rtWk@*a+Y5
yH?b[F^e7C/56j|pmRe+:)B     "##%      ::##########"     O98(Zh)'Iof*nm.,$C5Nyt=
PPu01Avw^<IiQ=5$'D-y?    "##:         ###############"    g6`YT+qLw9k^ch|K'),tc
6ygIL8xI#LNz3v}T=4W    "#            #.   .####:#######"    lL27FZ0ij)7TQCI)P7u
}RT5-iJbbG5P-DHB<.   "              ##### # :############"   R,YvZ_rnv6ky-G+4U'
$*are@b4U351Q-ug5   "              #######################"   00x8RR%`Om7VDp4M5
PFixrPvl&<p[]1IJ   "              ############:####  %#####"   EGgDt8Lm#;bc4zS^
y]0`_PstfUxOC(q   "              .#############:##%   .##  ."   /,}.YOIFj(k&q_V
zcaAi?]^lCVYp!;  " %%            .################.     #.   "  ;s="v=%04o;ev"%
(;v=(v-($*+[45,  ":####:          :##############%       :   "  ])[n=0].to_i;)%
360)+"al$s=%q#{  "%######.              #########            "  ;;"%c"%126+$s<<
126}";d.gsub!(/  "##########.           #######%             "  |\s|".*"/,"");;
require"zlib"||  "###########           :######.             "  ;d=d.unpack"C*"
d.map{|c|n=(n||  ":#########:           .######: .           "  )*90+(c-2)%91};
e=["%x"%n].pack   " :#######%           :###### #:          "   &&"H*";e=Zlib::
Inflate.inflate(   "  ######%           .####% ::          "   &&e).unpack("b*"
)[0];22.times{|y|   "  ####%             %###             "   ;w=(Math.sqrt(1-(
(y*2.0-21)/22)**(;   " .###:             .#%             "   ;2))*23).floor;(w*
2-1).times{|x|u=(e+    " %##                           "    )[y*z=360,z]*2;u=u[
90*x/w+v+90,90/w];s[(    " #.                        "    ;y*80)+120-w+x]=(""<<
32<<".:%#")[4*u.count((     " .                   "     ;"0"))/u.size]}};;puts\
s+";_ The Qlobe#{" "*18+ (       "#  :#######"       ;"Copyright(C).Yusuke End\
oh, 2010")}";exit~;_ The Qlobe                  Copyright(C).Yusuke Endoh, 2010

This quine turns 45 degrees when executed; thus, it will come around when executed eight times (see below). You can make it any-degree turn by giving an integer as an command-line argument.

v=0416;eval$s=%q~d=%!^Lcf<LK8,                  _@7gj*LJ=c5nM)Tp1g0%Xv.,S[<>YoP
4ZojjV)O>qIH1/n[|2yE[>:ieC       ".#####%.#% "       97N-A&Kj_K_><wS5rtWk@*a+Y5
yH?b[F^e7C/56j|pmRe+:)B     "    .#####%##%      :"     O98(Zh)'Iof*nm.,$C5Nyt=
PPu01Avw^<IiQ=5$'D-y?    "       #####%###:         #"    g6`YT+qLw9k^ch|K'),tc
6ygIL8xI#LNz3v}T=4W    "        %########            #."    lL27FZ0ij)7TQCI)P7u
}RT5-iJbbG5P-DHB<.   "          :#######              ###"   R,YvZ_rnv6ky-G+4U'
$*are@b4U351Q-ug5   "            ###:  :              ####"   00x8RR%`Om7VDp4M5
PFixrPvl&<p[]1IJ   "              %#...               #####"   EGgDt8Lm#;bc4zS^
y]0`_PstfUxOC(q   "                %###               .#####"   /,}.YOIFj(k&q_V
zcaAi?]^lCVYp!;  "                    :. %%            .#####"  ;s="v=%04o;ev"%
(;v=(v-($*+[45,  "                      :####:          :####"  ])[n=0].to_i;)%
360)+"al$s=%q#{  "                      %######.             "  ;;"%c"%126+$s<<
126}";d.gsub!(/  "                      ##########.          "  |\s|".*"/,"");;
require"zlib"||  "                      ###########          "  ;d=d.unpack"C*"
d.map{|c|n=(n||  "                      :#########:          "  )*90+(c-2)%91};
e=["%x"%n].pack   "                      :#######%          "   &&"H*";e=Zlib::
Inflate.inflate(   "                      ######%          "   &&e).unpack("b*"
)[0];22.times{|y|   "                     ####%           "   ;w=(Math.sqrt(1-(
(y*2.0-21)/22)**(;   "                   .###:           "   ;2))*23).floor;(w*
2-1).times{|x|u=(e+    "                 %##           "    )[y*z=360,z]*2;u=u[
90*x/w+v+90,90/w];s[(    "               #.          "    ;y*80)+120-w+x]=(""<<
32<<".:%#")[4*u.count((     "            .        "     ;"0"))/u.size]}};;puts\
s+";_ The Qlobe#{" "*18+ (       " .#####  :#"       ;"Copyright(C).Yusuke End\
oh, 2010")}";exit~;_ The Qlobe                  Copyright(C).Yusuke Endoh, 2010

v=0341;eval$s=%q~d=%!^Lcf<LK8,                  _@7gj*LJ=c5nM)Tp1g0%Xv.,S[<>YoP
4ZojjV)O>qIH1/n[|2yE[>:ieC       "#% .#####%."       97N-A&Kj_K_><wS5rtWk@*a+Y5
yH?b[F^e7C/56j|pmRe+:)B     " :        %#####%##. "     O98(Zh)'Iof*nm.,$C5Nyt=
PPu01Avw^<IiQ=5$'D-y?    "              #####%###:   "    g6`YT+qLw9k^ch|K'),tc
6ygIL8xI#LNz3v}T=4W    "                %########      "    lL27FZ0ij)7TQCI)P7u
}RT5-iJbbG5P-DHB<.   "                   :#######        "   R,YvZ_rnv6ky-G+4U'
$*are@b4U351Q-ug5   "                     :###   :        "   00x8RR%`Om7VDp4M5
PFixrPvl&<p[]1IJ   "                        %#...          "   EGgDt8Lm#;bc4zS^
y]0`_PstfUxOC(q   "                          .###:          "   /,}.YOIFj(k&q_V
zcaAi?]^lCVYp!;  "                               :. %%       "  ;s="v=%04o;ev"%
(;v=(v-($*+[45,  "                                 :####:    "  ])[n=0].to_i;)%
360)+"al$s=%q#{  "                                 %######.  "  ;;"%c"%126+$s<<
126}";d.gsub!(/  "                                 ##########"  |\s|".*"/,"");;
require"zlib"||  "%                                ##########"  ;d=d.unpack"C*"
d.map{|c|n=(n||  "                                 :#########"  )*90+(c-2)%91};
e=["%x"%n].pack   "                                 ########"   &&"H*";e=Zlib::
Inflate.inflate(   "#.                              ######%"   &&e).unpack("b*"
)[0];22.times{|y|   "##                            :####. "   ;w=(Math.sqrt(1-(
(y*2.0-21)/22)**(;   "#.                          .###:  "   ;2))*23).floor;(w*
2-1).times{|x|u=(e+    "%    .                   %##   "    )[y*z=360,z]*2;u=u[
90*x/w+v+90,90/w];s[(    "   .                  #.   "    ;y*80)+120-w+x]=(""<<
32<<".:%#")[4*u.count((     "                 :   "     ;"0"))/u.size]}};;puts\
s+";_ The Qlobe#{" "*18+ (       "#.  .##### "       ;"Copyright(C).Yusuke End\
oh, 2010")}";exit~;_ The Qlobe                  Copyright(C).Yusuke Endoh, 2010

v=0264;eval$s=%q~d=%!^Lcf<LK8,                  _@7gj*LJ=c5nM)Tp1g0%Xv.,S[<>YoP
4ZojjV)O>qIH1/n[|2yE[>:ieC       "####% .####"       97N-A&Kj_K_><wS5rtWk@*a+Y5
yH?b[F^e7C/56j|pmRe+:)B     "#####  :       .#####"     O98(Zh)'Iof*nm.,$C5Nyt=
PPu01Avw^<IiQ=5$'D-y?    "######.              #####%"    g6`YT+qLw9k^ch|K'),tc
6ygIL8xI#LNz3v}T=4W    "####:  .                %######"    lL27FZ0ij)7TQCI)P7u
}RT5-iJbbG5P-DHB<.   "####  .                     :######"   R,YvZ_rnv6ky-G+4U'
$*are@b4U351Q-ug5   "####%                          ###:  "   00x8RR%`Om7VDp4M5
PFixrPvl&<p[]1IJ   "###                               %#..."   EGgDt8Lm#;bc4zS^
y]0`_PstfUxOC(q   "##  ..                               %###"   /,}.YOIFj(k&q_V
zcaAi?]^lCVYp!;  ":#.  .                                    :"  ;s="v=%04o;ev"%
(;v=(v-($*+[45,  ":   : :                                    "  ])[n=0].to_i;)%
360)+"al$s=%q#{  "% %#:                                      "  ;;"%c"%126+$s<<
126}";d.gsub!(/  "#::#.:  %#%                                "  |\s|".*"/,"");;
require"zlib"||  "  :      :#%                               "  ;d=d.unpack"C*"
d.map{|c|n=(n||  "       :% :                                "  )*90+(c-2)%91};
e=["%x"%n].pack   "     %###%%                              "   &&"H*";e=Zlib::
Inflate.inflate(   "   ########.                           "   &&e).unpack("b*"
)[0];22.times{|y|   "   ########.                         "   ;w=(Math.sqrt(1-(
(y*2.0-21)/22)**(;   "   ##:%###.                        "   ;2))*23).floor;(w*
2-1).times{|x|u=(e+    "       %%    .                 "    )[y*z=360,z]*2;u=u[
90*x/w+v+90,90/w];s[(    "          .                "    ;y*80)+120-w+x]=(""<<
32<<".:%#")[4*u.count((     "                     "     ;"0"))/u.size]}};;puts\
s+";_ The Qlobe#{" "*18+ (       "####.  .###"       ;"Copyright(C).Yusuke End\
oh, 2010")}";exit~;_ The Qlobe                  Copyright(C).Yusuke Endoh, 2010

v=0207;eval$s=%q~d=%!^Lcf<LK8,                  _@7gj*LJ=c5nM)Tp1g0%Xv.,S[<>YoP
4ZojjV)O>qIH1/n[|2yE[>:ieC       "#######% .#"       97N-A&Kj_K_><wS5rtWk@*a+Y5
yH?b[F^e7C/56j|pmRe+:)B     "##########: :        "     O98(Zh)'Iof*nm.,$C5Nyt=
PPu01Avw^<IiQ=5$'D-y?    "#############.             "    g6`YT+qLw9k^ch|K'),tc
6ygIL8xI#LNz3v}T=4W    "############:  .               "    lL27FZ0ij)7TQCI)P7u
}RT5-iJbbG5P-DHB<.   "#############  .                   "   R,YvZ_rnv6ky-G+4U'
$*are@b4U351Q-ug5   "##############                       "   00x8RR%`Om7VDp4M5
PFixrPvl&<p[]1IJ   "#  %#########                          "   EGgDt8Lm#;bc4zS^
y]0`_PstfUxOC(q   "    %#:  %##:  :                         "   /,}.YOIFj(k&q_V
zcaAi?]^lCVYp!;  "     #.   .:#.  .                          "  ;s="v=%04o;ev"%
(;v=(v-($*+[45,  "      :    :   : :                         "  ])[n=0].to_i;)%
360)+"al$s=%q#{  "          :% %#:                           "  ;;"%c"%126+$s<<
126}";d.gsub!(/  "           #::#.:  %#%                     "  |\s|".*"/,"");;
require"zlib"||  "             :      :#%                    "  ;d=d.unpack"C*"
d.map{|c|n=(n||  "                  :% :                     "  )*90+(c-2)%91};
e=["%x"%n].pack   "               .###%#                    "   &&"H*";e=Zlib::
Inflate.inflate(   "             ########.                 "   &&e).unpack("b*"
)[0];22.times{|y|   "            :########                "   ;w=(Math.sqrt(1-(
(y*2.0-21)/22)**(;   "            ##:%###.               "   ;2))*23).floor;(w*
2-1).times{|x|u=(e+    "               %%    .         "    )[y*z=360,z]*2;u=u[
90*x/w+v+90,90/w];s[(    "                 .         "    ;y*80)+120-w+x]=(""<<
32<<".:%#")[4*u.count((     "                     "     ;"0"))/u.size]}};;puts\
s+";_ The Qlobe#{" "*18+ (       "#######.  ."       ;"Copyright(C).Yusuke End\
oh, 2010")}";exit~;_ The Qlobe                  Copyright(C).Yusuke Endoh, 2010

v=0132;eval$s=%q~d=%!^Lcf<LK8,                  _@7gj*LJ=c5nM)Tp1g0%Xv.,S[<>YoP
4ZojjV)O>qIH1/n[|2yE[>:ieC       ":::#######%"       97N-A&Kj_K_><wS5rtWk@*a+Y5
yH?b[F^e7C/56j|pmRe+:)B     "################  :  "     O98(Zh)'Iof*nm.,$C5Nyt=
PPu01Avw^<IiQ=5$'D-y?    "####################.      "    g6`YT+qLw9k^ch|K'),tc
6ygIL8xI#LNz3v}T=4W    "  .####:############:  .       "    lL27FZ0ij)7TQCI)P7u
}RT5-iJbbG5P-DHB<.   "# # :#################  .          "   R,YvZ_rnv6ky-G+4U'
$*are@b4U351Q-ug5   "#######################%             "   00x8RR%`Om7VDp4M5
PFixrPvl&<p[]1IJ   "######:####  %#########                "   EGgDt8Lm#;bc4zS^
y]0`_PstfUxOC(q   "#######:##%   .##  .###  ..              "   /,}.YOIFj(k&q_V
zcaAi?]^lCVYp!;  "##########.     #.   .:#.  .               "  ;s="v=%04o;ev"%
(;v=(v-($*+[45,  "#########%       :    :   : :              "  ])[n=0].to_i;)%
360)+"al$s=%q#{  "#########            :% %#:                "  ;;"%c"%126+$s<<
126}";d.gsub!(/  "#######%              #::#.:  %#%          "  |\s|".*"/,"");;
require"zlib"||  ":######.                :      :#%         "  ;d=d.unpack"C*"
d.map{|c|n=(n||  ".######: .                   :% :          "  )*90+(c-2)%91};
e=["%x"%n].pack   ":###### #:                %###%%         "   &&"H*";e=Zlib::
Inflate.inflate(   ".####% ::              ########.       "   &&e).unpack("b*"
)[0];22.times{|y|   " %###                 ########.      "   ;w=(Math.sqrt(1-(
(y*2.0-21)/22)**(;   " .#%                 ##:%###.      "   ;2))*23).floor;(w*
2-1).times{|x|u=(e+    "                       %%    . "    )[y*z=360,z]*2;u=u[
90*x/w+v+90,90/w];s[(    "                        .  "    ;y*80)+120-w+x]=(""<<
32<<".:%#")[4*u.count((     "                     "     ;"0"))/u.size]}};;puts\
s+";_ The Qlobe#{" "*18+ (       "##########."       ;"Copyright(C).Yusuke End\
oh, 2010")}";exit~;_ The Qlobe                  Copyright(C).Yusuke Endoh, 2010

v=0055;eval$s=%q~d=%!^Lcf<LK8,                  _@7gj*LJ=c5nM)Tp1g0%Xv.,S[<>YoP
4ZojjV)O>qIH1/n[|2yE[>:ieC       "%  :::#####"       97N-A&Kj_K_><wS5rtWk@*a+Y5
yH?b[F^e7C/56j|pmRe+:)B     "   .:################"     O98(Zh)'Iof*nm.,$C5Nyt=
PPu01Avw^<IiQ=5$'D-y?    "     ######################"    g6`YT+qLw9k^ch|K'),tc
6ygIL8xI#LNz3v}T=4W    "     #.   .####:############:  "    lL27FZ0ij)7TQCI)P7u
}RT5-iJbbG5P-DHB<.   "     ##### # :#################  . "   R,YvZ_rnv6ky-G+4U'
$*are@b4U351Q-ug5   "    :############################    "   00x8RR%`Om7VDp4M5
PFixrPvl&<p[]1IJ   "    ############:####  %#########      "   EGgDt8Lm#;bc4zS^
y]0`_PstfUxOC(q   "    %############:###    %#:  %##:  :    "   /,}.YOIFj(k&q_V
zcaAi?]^lCVYp!;  "    .################.     #.   .:#.  .    "  ;s="v=%04o;ev"%
(;v=(v-($*+[45,  "     :##############%       :    :   : :   "  ])[n=0].to_i;)%
360)+"al$s=%q#{  "           #########            :% %#:     "  ;;"%c"%126+$s<<
126}";d.gsub!(/  "           #######%              #::#.:  %#"  |\s|".*"/,"");;
require"zlib"||  "           :######.                :      :"  ;d=d.unpack"C*"
d.map{|c|n=(n||  "           .######: .                   :% "  )*90+(c-2)%91};
e=["%x"%n].pack   "           ######%:#                .###%"   &&"H*";e=Zlib::
Inflate.inflate(   "          .####% ::              ######"   &&e).unpack("b*"
)[0];22.times{|y|   "          .###:                :#####"   ;w=(Math.sqrt(1-(
(y*2.0-21)/22)**(;   "          .#%                 ##:%#"   ;2))*23).floor;(w*
2-1).times{|x|u=(e+    "                               "    )[y*z=360,z]*2;u=u[
90*x/w+v+90,90/w];s[(    "                           "    ;y*80)+120-w+x]=(""<<
32<<".:%#")[4*u.count((     "                     "     ;"0"))/u.size]}};;puts\
s+";_ The Qlobe#{" "*18+ (       ":##########"       ;"Copyright(C).Yusuke End\
oh, 2010")}";exit~;_ The Qlobe                  Copyright(C).Yusuke Endoh, 2010

v=0000;eval$s=%q~d=%!^Lcf<LK8,                  _@7gj*LJ=c5nM)Tp1g0%Xv.,S[<>YoP
4ZojjV)O>qIH1/n[|2yE[>:ieC       "%.#%  :::##"       97N-A&Kj_K_><wS5rtWk@*a+Y5
yH?b[F^e7C/56j|pmRe+:)B     "##%      ::##########"     O98(Zh)'Iof*nm.,$C5Nyt=
PPu01Avw^<IiQ=5$'D-y?    "##:         ###############"    g6`YT+qLw9k^ch|K'),tc
6ygIL8xI#LNz3v}T=4W    "#            #.   .####:#######"    lL27FZ0ij)7TQCI)P7u
}RT5-iJbbG5P-DHB<.   "              ##### # :############"   R,YvZ_rnv6ky-G+4U'
$*are@b4U351Q-ug5   "              #######################"   00x8RR%`Om7VDp4M5
PFixrPvl&<p[]1IJ   "              ############:####  %#####"   EGgDt8Lm#;bc4zS^
y]0`_PstfUxOC(q   "              .#############:##%   .##  ."   /,}.YOIFj(k&q_V
zcaAi?]^lCVYp!;  " %%            .################.     #.   "  ;s="v=%04o;ev"%
(;v=(v-($*+[45,  ":####:          :##############%       :   "  ])[n=0].to_i;)%
360)+"al$s=%q#{  "%######.              #########            "  ;;"%c"%126+$s<<
126}";d.gsub!(/  "##########.           #######%             "  |\s|".*"/,"");;
require"zlib"||  "###########           :######.             "  ;d=d.unpack"C*"
d.map{|c|n=(n||  ":#########:           .######: .           "  )*90+(c-2)%91};
e=["%x"%n].pack   " :#######%           :###### #:          "   &&"H*";e=Zlib::
Inflate.inflate(   "  ######%           .####% ::          "   &&e).unpack("b*"
)[0];22.times{|y|   "  ####%             %###             "   ;w=(Math.sqrt(1-(
(y*2.0-21)/22)**(;   " .###:             .#%             "   ;2))*23).floor;(w*
2-1).times{|x|u=(e+    " %##                           "    )[y*z=360,z]*2;u=u[
90*x/w+v+90,90/w];s[(    " #.                        "    ;y*80)+120-w+x]=(""<<
32<<".:%#")[4*u.count((     " .                   "     ;"0"))/u.size]}};;puts\
s+";_ The Qlobe#{" "*18+ (       "#  :#######"       ;"Copyright(C).Yusuke End\
oh, 2010")}";exit~;_ The Qlobe                  Copyright(C).Yusuke Endoh, 2010

translated from mamememo in Japanese (2010-09-05).

36 comments:

  1. This is awe-inspiring. Thank you.

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  2. You are a mad man. You are completely insane.

    Very, very impressive. Wow.

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  3. Do you accept worshipers?

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  4. You rock! Never seen a better quine.

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  5. I get a syntax error in line 1 about the token ')',i don't have much knowledge of ruby,but i want to experience this amazing program,can someone help me?

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  6. Crane: What version of ruby are you using? I tested it with ruby 1.8.7-p72 and 1.9.2-p0.

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  7. I tried it with ruby 1.9.1p378
    the total error message is:
    ./earthrotate.rb: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `)'
    ./earthrotate.rb: line 1: `v=0000;eval$s=%q~d=%!^LcfYoP'

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  8. Crane: I was able to get past this by using ruby to execute the script. So use:

    $ ruby earthrotate.rb

    instead of:

    $ ./earthrotate.rb

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  9. @Justin:I tried as what you said:
    ruby earthrotate.rb
    and I get this:
    earthrotate.rb:12:in `eval': (eval):7: syntax error, unexpected $undefined (SyntaxError)
    zcaAi?]^lCVYp!; " %% .###% " |\s|".*"/,"");;
    ^
    (eval):7: syntax error, unexpected ','
    zcaAi?]^lCVYp!; " %% .###% " |\s|".*"/,"");;
    ^
    from earthrotate.rb:12:in `main'

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  10. 1. Copy one of the above programs as a.rb.

    2. Run:

    while true; do clear; ruby a.rb | tee b.rb; sleep 1; mv -f b.rb a.rb; done

    JAWDROP

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  11. This has convinced me to write my first blog comment. That is incredible.

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  12. When I wrote and thought up my first quine I thought that was pretty impressive, however you have completely blown my mind with this one. That is the single most amazing quine that I have ever seen.

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  13. Oh, and for those of you that want to see it in action:
    $ watch -n1 'ruby current.rb | tee next.rb && mv next.rb current.rb'

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  14. I've made a YouTube video for those who want to see it in action:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktq-22iq-Po

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  15. Crazy!
    Keep it up!

    Any chance on having a writeup on it's logic?

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  16. dead Anonymous 2 up: quininess is achieved by having most of the program in a string and evaling it. the only exceptions are the v variable and the eval statement itself. v contains the angle of rotation of the globe at a given moment.

    fully half of the program is a compressed map of the earth, which is unpacked, and as each line is printed, the corresponding line of the globe is rotated according to the value in v and distorted to proper shape by a lot of Math™, converted to ascii by a simple map, and printed in the correct area. A lot of tricks are used to make sure said area does not get executed as code or stored as data. Hope this helps in your own parsing of the source.

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  17. qlobe.ruby:24: warning: parenthesize argument(s) for future version

    ruby 1.8.1

    although it does work perfectly... just gives a warning.

    i've never coded in ruby so i have no idea what the heck that warning means.

    that is one AWESOME quine you've built

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  18. always had doubts if GOD existed. now i noe He's called Yusuke Endoh.

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  19. Hi, I don't know Ruby at all,but I am very much interested in enjoying this piece or your work :) I tried your code on http://ideone.com/sNY7M but as you could see it's giving compilation error.

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  20. For those wondering how to view this:

    1. copy contents of textarea to qlobe.rb
    2. for ((;;)); do for i in {1..45}; do clear; ruby qlobe.rb $i; sleep 0.1; done; done

    Not sure if the "45" is correct...

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  21. It should be 360, not 45. If it's 45 it will only rotate 45° and then start again. So the command should be:

    for ((;;)); do for i in {1..360}; do clear; ruby qlobe.rb $i; sleep 0.1; done; done

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  22. for i in {0..360}; do clear; ruby qlobe.rb $i; sleep 0.05; done

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  23. @Greg, can you script that to run infinitely? I'm not sure how to wrap your script is an infinite do loop.

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  24. got it.
    Infinite loop:

    being; for i in {0..360}; do clear; ruby qlobe.rb $i; sleep 0.05; done; end while true;

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  25. scratch that, doesn't work right, lemme know if any of you figure it out.

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  26. for (( i=0 ; ; i++ )) do clear; ruby qlobe.rb $i%360; sleep 0.05; done

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  27. Managed to avoid flickering using the following:

    clear; for ((;;)); do for i in {1..360}; do tput cup 0 0; ruby qlobe.rb $i; sleep 0.1; done; done;

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