Six degrees of separation - Wikipedia
Breathing new life into the '90s game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Stephen Dolan at Trinity College Dublin created the Six Degrees of Wikipedia. in the game rules I'm familiar with, dates and citations are off-limits it's too. Our personal favorite for Wikipedia is "Six degrees of anal sex". . searches I've tried have been short-circuited by some kind of date page. Ten years ago, we wrote about Six Degrees of Wikipedia, a cute web page that would find the link path between any two Wikipedia pages.
Moving forward and backward on the X-axis.
Surge Moving left and right on the Y-axis. Sway Moving up and down on the Z-axis.
Tilting side to side on the X-axis. Roll Tilting forward and backward on the Y-axis. Pitch Turning left and right on the Z-axis. Euler angles Operational envelope types[ edit ] There are three types of operational envelope in the Six degrees of freedom.
These types are Direct, Semi-direct conditional and Non-direct, all regardless of the time remaining for the execution of the maneuver, the energy remaining to execute the maneuver and finally, if the motion is commanded via a biological entity e. Involved a degree can be commanded directly without particularly conditions and described as a normal operation.
An aileron on a basic airplane 2- Semi-direct type: Involved a degree can be commanded when some specific conditions are met. If you skip past all of the articles that are just lists, years or days of the year, the "real article" closest to the centre is: United Kingdom at an average of 3. It wasn't really clear that I meant "anywhere else it is possible to go to from United Kingdom". There are of course some pages that can't be gotten to from anywhere, mostly disambiguation pages.
By the way, it takes an average of 3.Natalie Portman Is a Human Wikipedia
If you follow the best route in all cases, it takes an average of 4. The complete results are available here. Routes are accurate as of when the database dump was taken 3rd of March, If the route doesn't seem to work, click "history" and go back to around that date as the links may have been since deleted. From to A lot of people were asking that this ignore "boring" articles, like years and dates and so on. I actually implemented this a while ago, but ran into problems with defining "boring".
I initally used the definition "years are boring, dates are boring, articles that start with "List of" and have more than links are boring".
The problem with this is that it's too narrow. There are other boring list-like articles, such as "Deaths in ". Also, some years are interesting articles. No-one would claim that two things happening in BC doesn't constitute a real connection between those topics.
There are other metrics, like requiring a certain minimum text-to-link ratio for the pages, but this eventually runs in to similar problems no matter where the cut-off is, there are good articles that are ignored and boring articles that make the cut. Anyway, I decided that whatever means of selection was chosen, the results would indicate more about the selection criteria than about the structure of Wikipedia itself, so for the sake of integrity I left all the "boring" articles in.
There's a couple of different versions depending on which information you want, but the most interesting is pages-articles. Anyway, I'm studying in Trinity College Dublin, who have a gigantic broadband link, so downloading 3. It also contains a pile of useless information, for example I didn't care about the content of the articles, only which other articles they linked to.
Six Degrees of Wikipedia [OC] : dataisbeautiful
So, I needed to parse this blob of XML into a more efficient format. I needed the title of each article, and the list of links from that article to any other. Also, I needed it to handle redirects, so that a redirect to an article was considered the same article as the article itself.
Finally, assigning integer ID numbers to articles instead of string titles would make the algorithms run orders of magnitude faster. There was originally a single gigantic Perl script to do this, but the server I was running it on enforced a 2-hour CPU ulimit so the script got killed. It was split up into 3 smaller scripts. The first one, wikiparse1, listed article titles and redirects on standard out, each line consisting of either "article name" or "article name, tab, redirect target".
The code used XML:: There is a Parse:: MediaWikiDump module, but it was far too slow. This was the job of wikiparse2. A near-optimal solution of length 3. Popularization[ edit ] No longer limited strictly to academic or philosophical thinking, the notion of six degrees recently has become influential throughout popular culture.
Further advances in communication technology — and particularly the Internet — have drawn great attention to social networks and human interconnectedness. As a result, many popular media sources have addressed the term. The following provide a brief outline of the ways such ideas have shaped popular culture. Six Degrees of Separation play and Six Degrees of Separation film American playwright John Guare wrote a play in and later released a film in that popularized it.
It is Guare's most widely known work. As one of the characters states: I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet. The President of the United States, a gondolier in Venice, just fill in the names. I find it A extremely comforting that we're so close, and B like Chinese water torture that we're so close because you have to find the right six people to make the right connection I am bound to everyone on this planet by a trail of six people.
Six degrees of freedom - Wikipedia
Abramsthe executive producer of television series Six Degrees and Lostplayed the role of Doug in the film adaptation of this play. It was created by three students at Albright College in Pennsylvania,  who came up with the concept while watching Footloose. On September 13,Google made it possible to search for any given actor's 'Bacon Number' through their search engine.
Six Degrees of Der Kommissar[ edit ] Music critics have fun tracing the history and dissecting the popular song " Der Kommissar " which was first written and recorded by Austrian musician Falco with German vocals inthen passed on and reworked in English by British band After The Fire inthen lyrically rewritten and renamed "Deep In The Dark" by Laura Branigan in in the U.
In this situation, connections among six such diverse musical expressionists were generated through a song. In the beginning, the composer might never have thought that the song could spread so far.
However, the six degree has demonstrated that "the small world" does exist. Sullivan[ edit ] An early version involved former world Heavyweight boxing champion, John L.
Sullivan, in which people would ask others to "shake the hand that shook the hand that shook the hand that shook the hand of 'the great John L. The show details the experiences of six New Yorkers who go about their lives without realizing they are affecting each other, and gradually meet one another. The lives of all of the characters were intimately intertwined, although they did not know each other and lived thousands of miles from each other.
Six Degrees of Martina McBride was a television pilot where six aspiring country singers from America's smallest towns tried to connect themselves to Martina McBride in under six points of human connection.
It was not picked up as a series. The Woestijnvis production Man Bijt Hondbroadcast on Flemish TV, features a weekly section Dossier Costers, in which a worldwide event from the past week is linked to Gustaaf Costers, an ordinary Flemish citizen, in six steps.