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Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 141
Views: 18468
... I thought we already had a thread for this a while ago?

But anyways, I'm 15. Apparently pretty young for these forums.
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: One third of a square
Replies: 20
Views: 9047
I think this should fit the 1/3 the area. The thing is, I need a square with a third of the area, not just one third of the area in any shape. Dang it, I'm not good with clear definitions... I think we can just replace "foldable" with "constructable" in most situations. It shoul...
Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: One third of a square
Replies: 20
Views: 9047
In the "practical" definition, I mean that you can fold it on paper without measurement. But of course that's too vague for mathematical purposes. So I'll define a fold by this definition: Defined points for folding can be either the cross between two creases or the point a crease hits an ...
Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: One third of a square
Replies: 20
Views: 9047

### One third of a square

Ok, so during Latin class, I usually do some origami since I tend to get bored. (What? My Latin teacher doesn't even care what we do during class, seriously.) I was just idly folding when I thought about a problem I saw a while ago: "How is it possible to make a square 1/5 of the size of an ori...
Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Psychopath
Replies: 19
Views: 5795
skeptical scientist wrote:
svk1325 wrote:
skeptical scientist wrote:Edit: stuck at 50 now.

Somewhat ironic, that's where I'm stuck also...

I think I'm messing up in the beginning of the level.

I can get to the end, but I'm taking 8 moves too long.

Well me too, but I can't seem to find the 2 moves I need to trim off.
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Psychopath
Replies: 19
Views: 5795
skeptical scientist wrote:Edit: stuck at 50 now.

Somewhat ironic, that's where I'm stuck also...

I think I'm messing up in the beginning of the level.
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Psychopath
Replies: 19
Views: 5795

### Psychopath

It's basically a puzzle where you start in one place and need to get to the "goal" in the least amount of moves possible. Any more than that and you are forced to start the level over. The first 9 are basic with only walls and after that, pushable boxes are added. Play it here . You need t...
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Notpron
Replies: 16
Views: 8090
I got to the (real) level 52 and pretty much gave up.

How is a car outline and an upside-down map of Europe supposed to help me? Maybe I'll try again later.

Oh, and for level 6:

try anagrams of those "random nonsense words"
Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 3D naughts and crosses
Replies: 24
Views: 8001
For N-dimensional space, the breakdown of "winning" lines is: straight lines N^N N^(N-1) lines running across the Nth dimension N^(N-1) lines running across the (N-1)th dimension ... N^(N-1) lines running across the 1st dimension "First-order" diagonal lines 2*(N^(N-2))*(N!/(4*(...
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Replies: 28
Views: 4673
Hm. My geometry teacher thinks she's funny but she really isn't. There was this one time though... (We were starting to do proofs) Teacher: "Ok, this is our first proof from scratch! So we're going to..." (Writes "B.S." on the overhead, pauses for a moment) Teacher: "Brainst...
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0224: "LISP"
Replies: 74
Views: 32596
Am I the only person to notice the lack of any alt-text?
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445218
breakfast

(I must be hungry or something...)
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Replies: 133
Views: 33215
etchasketch wrote:It's a dictionary word, meaning preserves.

Well syzygy is a dictionary word meaning "celestial alignment or conjunction" but we can't use it here since it isn't "common".
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Replies: 133
Views: 33215
"e-mail"

3,720,000,000

Since I can't find any better common words to use for less results.

Edit: and maybe we should eliminate simple adjectives and pronouns so we don't have any smart-asses saying "the" for the most results.
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Replies: 133
Views: 33215
I really don't think "ballista" is that common of a word. But if the word stays, try "nihilism" with it and you get 377 results . Ha. Edit: Why do people always seem to post between me hitting "reply" and actually replying? Edit2: And... mathmagic posted as I was editin...
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Replies: 133
Views: 33215
"fecal" and "stapler"

23,500 results

Edit: never mind, I thought mathmagic's 17,200 was 172,000
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Replies: 133
Views: 33215
Hm...

straw, vitamin

Now I shall wait until someone easily beats this number of results.

Edit: replacing "straw" with "cube" puts it down to 610,000
Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hello, guys
Replies: 4
Views: 1404
his profile wrote:Website: http://www.google.com/

Hah. What a lame bot. Er... at least if it is a bot.

If in the unlikely case you are not a bot, welcome!
Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0217: "e To The Pi Minus Pi"
Replies: 86
Views: 49383
Pi ~ (ln(640,320^3 + 744)) / (sqrt(163)) 3.141592653589793 (Pi) 3.1415926535?????? (Approximation) Apparently all my means of calculation say that it's exact... even though it isn't. I even tried (ln(640,320^3 + 744)) / (sqrt(163)) - Pi and got "0" by every method. No scientific notation e...
Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1802
Views: 284815
abhor

nha - probably easy, but whatever
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fora member birthdays
Replies: 753
Views: 107810
My birthday was... January 9th.
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: More about xkcd number and other big numbers
Replies: 92
Views: 17986
1/0 = undefined lim (1/x) = infinity x->0+ There's a big difference between the limit expression and just outright saying it. You can't directly substitute in a limit. And about Zeno's Paradox; it fails as correct logic since the subdivisions can be crossed in a finite time because infinite subdivis...
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Another inane thread (i.e. "map your location here"
Replies: 241
Views: 47096
Sufimoru wrote:The only west coaster there, too.

Not anymore

But anyways, I've added myself and everyone else seems to be showing up fine.
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Riddle I Came Up With- No Maths Required!
Replies: 29
Views: 8401

### Re: Riddle I Came Up With- No Maths Required!

I'm thinking of an object. many use it daily, but this one is special. This object, when broken, becomes twice as useful. All right, I think we might need a bit of clarification here. So if it's broken, it becomes twice as useful, right? Does that mean that it's always broken in half for it's extra...
Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Riddle I Came Up With- No Maths Required!
Replies: 29
Views: 8401
Uh... wooden chopsticks? Some restaurants use them every day...

But... that's all I can think of. I'm probably wrong, but it's worth a shot.
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: I need a little help...
Replies: 28
Views: 7162
I haven't tried that explanation yet, but I think that it's best for him to figure it out for himself. I tried to explain for this whole week already. If he brings it up, I'll explain it. Otherwise, I'll just ignore it. I'm basically just going to pretend it never happened because I'm tired of tryin...
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: I need a little help...
Replies: 28
Views: 7162
I'm gonna be a jerk and start by saying that if he calls you a nerd basically every day (hell, I'll go with a weaker condition and say "on a regular basis"), the first thing you have to do is punch him in the face. If he's good at dealing with that kind of thing, instead punch toward the ...
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: I need a little help...
Replies: 28
Views: 7162
To clarify: to be rational, the decimal must not just have a section which repeats... it must, after some point, be composed entirely of infinitely many repetitions of the same sequence. I think everyone here is aware of this, but perhaps this is where svk's friend's misunderstanding comes from. It...
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: I need a little help...
Replies: 28
Views: 7162
Ok, so I will try to explain the rational and irrational numbers to him better. The only thing is, he wouldn't understand the proof since he doesn't know Calculus... at all. (We're only in High School, after all.) But just one more thing to ask, does anybody have any simpler proofs, or am I on my ow...
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: I need a little help...
Replies: 28
Views: 7162

### I need a little help...

This is not a spambot post even though the title may make it seem like it! Anyways, I think that this is an appropriate forum to post this in, so here goes... (If you don't like long background stories, just skip past this section.) ----- My friend seems to think that Pi will eventually repeat itse...
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1802
Views: 284815
lojban

This should be easy - ptu
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1802
Views: 284815
sighing - I think that one was too easy.

igm

Edit: Um... same time...

altogether
Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1802
Views: 284815
aloofness

iga

(How is cheating at this possible?)
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:11 am UTC
Topic: math for laughs...
Replies: 72
Views: 32174
muteKi wrote:^^^

Is this what they call irony??

Overwhelming irony actually. I think.

And all four nearly the same link...? Must be the same type of script for all four accounts or something
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1802
Views: 284815
pulverize

ueu
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zelda:Twilight Princess
Replies: 161
Views: 21350
Let's see, I beat TP a few weeks ago (and the last boss was way easier than I thought) with a final time of 56 hours. It isn't my fault I left it on overnight and didn't think about reloading the file. Besides, I heard of a game-stopping glitch that can happen if you save and quit at a certain spot....
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wierd dream thing. Does this happen to everyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 3306
Every night as I'm sleeping, I listen to music from a music/rhythm game somewhat like DDR. I get dreams of myself playing the game surprisingly often. I'd say every 1 in 5 dreams. Maybe I might want to change songs for a bit. Also, whenever I am with my cousins, they are usually playing video games....
Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Petals Around the Rose
Replies: 35
Views: 11095
V wrote:The trick is not to aproach the riddle as a mathematican/computer scientist/physicist etc. Just think like a seven year old kid...

V.

Of course, but BaldAdonis' method works also. Somehow...

But that's needlessly complicated compared to the actual answer.
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Spam bots
Replies: 297
Views: 64656
I know it's not my place to say, but I REALLY recommend promoting some of the mods to admin status so they can do stuff like banning IPs and email addresses. At least temporarily. They use zombie PCs anyway, so banning IPs or emails would do nothing - where that would help is being able to delete a...
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Spam bots
Replies: 297
Views: 64656
Is it just me, or are there more and more coming here each day?

Edit: I can't believe that there are 10 spam posts in "Logic Puzzles" by the same two people. Great...

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