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Eran Mintor

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  • Antikythera Element in EVE Communication Center

    Cohort has many meanings. The one that most people concluded was that it related to military units like you mention. I disagree though, as Cohort is also a taxonomical group and with all the sites that focus on genetic research I feel it is more likely to relate to taxonomy. Their experimentation on genes was so great that they would classify themselves basically as different species, ie. Cohort #27.

    I admit my attempt at the etymology of the word Antikythera was pretty poor, that is why I moved onto the Antikythera Mechanism.

    Anyways, appreciate the responses!

  • Antikythera Element in EVE Communication Center

    I knew the mail was bending the rules but I did not mention much detail about the mechanism or where/how it was found and felt comfortable with it. It seems to have upset quite a few people unfortunately. I admit when I started discovering more I got really excited and wanted to share it with people.

    If something is named Antikythera then IC you could say it's an unknown/ made up word but I feel that it is unfair to the clues the name provides. It is called that for a reason and it has been labeled as an Antikythera Element by the SCC. A lot of information from the other side of the EVE Gate was lost with the collapse. However the Jovians were able to rebound quite quickly, and it's not unlikely that a lot of history survived with them, albeit there would be a lot of loss and I wouldn't go so far to talk about an ancient civilization on the fabled planet Earth.

    It's not much different than when 'Oruze Obsobnyk' was determined to refer to the stars and I believe confirmed by CCP Dropbear (did a search, couldn't find it), though there were other clues provided in the site itself and the Slavic translation wasn't completely necessary.

    Minmatar use Norse Mythology
    Caldari use birds from Earth
    Gallente are decedents of Tau Ceti Frenchmen
    + Countless other references to ancient/real civilizations, it is clear some information survived.

    I'm certainly not saying the device the Seekers are grabbing is the Antikythera Mechanism found in the Mediterranean which consists of a bunch of gears, but something relating to predictions/cycles similar to the ancient device. I wasn't sure how else to approach this as the etymology also relies on ancient languages (latin, greek, etc.) yet plays an important role in a lot of things in EVE.

    Another example, the site 'Ruins of Enclave Cohort 27'. Cohort is an old word that is used to refer to a taxonomical group but the root is from Latin 'cohortem' to mean "enclosure."

    Anyways, if people reject the mail that's fine I don't mind either way :P Just wanted to share!

    Cheers,
    -Eran

  • Antikythera Element in EVE Communication Center

    Long story short I heard about the loot now found in Circadian Seekers and tried to find what the Antikythera Element meant. What I found was pretty interesting.

    Antikythera is an island in the Mediterranean. An ancient wreck was found just off the coast of the island which contained an extremely complex device named the Antikythera Mechanism.

    NOVA Ancient Computer (50+minute in-depth explanation of the discovery)

    My favorite part is around 31 minutes through where it talks about the meaning of these lunar eclipses and why the predictions are important.

    "Eclipses of the same kind, say lunar eclipses would occur with very similar upheavences[sic]."

    "Substitute King Ascended the Throne and took these bad omens unto himself"

    Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

    Wikipedia

    This stuff to me is fascinating, it also provides some clues as to what is going on. I highly suggest watching the Nova piece.

    Anyways I just wanted to throw this information out there but also thank CCP for opening my eyes to and encouraging me to research things I would otherwise never hear about. Pretty amazing world we live in.

    Cheers,
    -Eran

    From my original mail to the A'J mailing group:

    Antikythera Element

    From: Eran Mintor
    To:

    Antikythera Element has become a topic of concern recently; besides the infomorph corpses that the Seekers are collecting, they also seem to have collected something called an Antikythera Element. An element in this context can be described as "a part or aspect of something abstract, especially one that is essential or characteristics."

    Looking at the pubic information available we can see that this definition agrees with what has been noted by other scientists and DED specialists. ( http://imgur.com/CKhRMDB )

    But what is Antikythera?

    I tried to break up the word into seperate roots. Anti*ky*thera.

    'Anti' means to oppose something.

    'Ky' has many different meanings depending on who you ask. One of them relates to 'this', 'that', 'this side'/'this way'.

    'Thera' has it's closest relation to the word Therapeuein which means to minster to, or to treat medically.

    To me this meant a whole lot of nothing, so I did a lot more digging. Eventually I found records of an ancient device, it's origin long since lost to time and war, but it is an astronomical measuring device. This device is called the Antikythera Mechanism. The purpose of this device is to predict cycles, specifically astronomical cycles.

    That sounds great but what does that actually matter to any of us or is it just a coincidence?

    The Antikythera Mechanism operates on very precise predictions of lunar and solar patterns. It is an intricate machine that uses many gears to predict orbits and eclipses. This is not so easy considering there are so many external factors that could effect any orbit of any solar system.

    Now with the Seekers containing pieces of 'Antikythera Element', perhaps this has some relation to the legend of this famed device, or perhaps I'm grasping at empty air. I don't have any answers for the question I posed but perhaps it could offer some insight for others.

    Let's also consider the word Circadian:

    "being, having, characterized by, or occurring in approximately 24-hour periods or cycles (as of biological activity or function)"

    "circa 'about'; diem, accusative singular of dies 'day'. The original use is in circadian rhythm."

    Circadian Rhythms:

    "Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism's environment. They are found in most living things, including animals, plants and many tiny microbes. The study of circadian rhythms is called chronobiology."

    Some food for thought, I haven't made much of this information yet so perhaps more minds can.

    P.S. Ky can also refer to 1000 years though I feel it's just a coincidence. It was approximately 1000 years ago that the Minmatar and Amarr came into contact. Looking at other events I haven't found any real relations between known events every 1000 years.

  • V3 Mission Model Updates in EVE Gameplay Center

    So in the past few patches I've seen the patch notes mention an upgrade of the mission models to V3 Shaders. Anyone noticed a difference here? I am staring at a spinning radar and I want to say it looks prettier but I don't have much to compare it to as I don't run missions that often....

    Scylla Patch Notes wrote:
    Graphics:

    Updated many dungeon and worldobject assets to V3 shaders.

  • Scanning Down Superior Sleeper Cache in EVE Gameplay Center

    As I stated earlier I was able to do it after manually adjusting each individual probe so that it was closer to the site than what the standard probe presets allow.

    It does seem ~105 is around the minimum scan strength you need to get a 100% hit though I imagine it probably fluctuates.

    Thanks again for all the info though, appreciate the helpful comments!

  • Sojourn: The Amarr in EVE Communication Center

    Pieter save your breath he's just a demagogue with nobody to follow him.

    -Eran

  • Sojourn: The Amarr in EVE Communication Center

    Anabella Rella wrote:
    Eran Mintor wrote:

    Ms. Rella,

    Tell that to the hundreds of people who live in Sorrow's Gash. I'm sure they will all agree that their rise and fall was all based on their own merits and not some superstitions.

    -Eran

    Give it a rest, traitor. I never said that all was perfect in our society. You also know that the old practice of casting people out based on Voluval marks is not legally sanctioned and in modern times not socially sanctioned either. The fact that a few hundred have chosen to live as they do is hardly an indictment on the hundreds of billions who do not.

    Perhaps if you cared so much you should have remained here and tried to change things for the better rather than running off to join the slavers?


    My loyalties have no part in this, so if you feel it necessary to broadcast such statements you're only taking away valuable words that could be better served helping to support your argument.

    I was not aware that the Voluval is no longer legally or socially sanctioned. My time in the Republic was not that long ago but it certainly wasn't outlawed then and was still very much a tradition that all Minmatar children go through. This has changed, you say? I doubt it but I will take your word.

    What I will not accept is you saying that those living in Vo'Shun "chose" that life. Yea, I don't think so. Nobody chooses to have their tongue cut off or to be outcast to a forgotten world in the middle of a warzone. You're dead wrong here.

    This isn't about me, Anabella, so I suggest you refocus your attention to the topic at hand. I'm not even going to address your personal statements.

    -Eran

  • A petition to close the Intergalactic Summit in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Wow really? lol...gg ISD

  • Sojourn: The Amarr in EVE Communication Center

    Anabella Rella wrote:
    What is meant by equality in the Republic and Federation is that for purposes of the law and societal values no person or group of persons is held more or less inherently valuable than another. No one is exempt from the rule of law, the strictures of society, etc. In this way individuals are able to rise or fall according to their own merits, their own abilities, etc.


    Ms. Rella,

    Tell that to the hundreds of people who live in Sorrow's Gash. I'm sure they will all agree that their rise and fall was all based on their own merits and not some superstitions.

    -Eran

  • Sojourn: The Amarr in EVE Communication Center

    You use a lot of words to say very little.

    -Eran

  • SSD vs Sefrim-like beings: Menefestations or mind flood? in EVE Communication Center

    So what medications have you been taking lately?

    -Eran

  • I Wish to donate my prizes ships to the 2 PHOONs pilots in EVE Communication Center

    I feel like they deserve something better than earplugs at least...and if someone wants to give them their yachts then by all means, let them.

    Really though you give earplugs to the losing team that is the best/worst troll I've ever heard.

    "Here's some earplugs so you don't have to hear all the drunk neckbeards say stupid **** about Chinese people while you're here."

  • Sojourn: The Amarr in EVE Communication Center

    Mercy's Keep has other residents than that brute of a Khanid? If there's a possibility I can avoid that man I might stop by the Solarium sometime.

    -Eran

  • Master and Slave? This Means War in EVE Communication Center

    A slaver hound has been bred for generations to maim, rip, shred, and kill whatever it's commanded to.

    A poodle is a ******* pet dog.

    They are not the same. Take your empty rhetoric into J-space and fly towards a blackhole.

    -Eran

  • Sojourn: The Amarr in EVE Communication Center

    I don't think it's about the religion per se but more the experience of living with Amarr in their home territory. I'm curious how really in depth she goes as I have had some, er, interesting experiences myself.

    -Eran

  • A petition to close the Intergalactic Summit in EVE Technology and Research Center

    I feel like most people aren't finding the humor with the OP hence people getting upset. I don't think anyone really wants to shut down the IGS, I feel it's more a smart-ass statement about the current state of discussions on the IGS.

    To be fair, the IGS has always been a tacky dance party that plays mostly broken records. It does have its moments, however, and certainly can serve a positive purpose if people use the tools provided in such a way...

    -Eran

  • Death Announcement in EVE Communication Center

    Loss of friends and loved ones is one of the most difficult hardships to endure. I hope you find some solace at the end of your grief.

    -Eran

  • A petition to close the Intergalactic Summit in EVE Technology and Research Center

    That's a joke, right?

    -Eran

  • Seeking treasure. Reward offered. in EVE Communication Center

    You flatter me. Bootlicking for a bidder is far above me.

    You really think my face is hideous though? That hurts.

    I guess your compliment and insult makes this a neutral exchange. Welcome back, I suppose.

    -Eran

  • Seeking treasure. Reward offered. in EVE Communication Center

    Yes I altered my original statement I can't remember where his loyalties lay.

    -Eran