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by mike-l
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 301376

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Sounds hairraisingly exciting. Incidentally engines make very good heat shields. Failing that I've found a 33k periapsis pretty safe for capsule only returns from the Mun. My latest mishap involves learning that solar panels are paper thin. Lost my first set in a docking mishap. That's ok, i only ne...
by mike-l
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 301376

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Well with patched conics you just match one point in your orbit, wait til you just barely pass it so that the closest encounter mark is for one orbit ahead (or you can do this at any point with manouever nodes as you can get it to look one orbit ahead) then burn either forward or backwards to move t...
by mike-l
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My Number is Bigger! (again)
Replies: 402
Views: 18093

Re: My Number is Bigger! (again)

Daggoth wrote:oh come ON guys., f already?

I'm not sure what the issue is? f_3 is just tetration. Other people are using standard functions and numbers as well which can grow as far as the standard fundamental sequences for the FGH do.
by mike-l
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My Number is Bigger! (again)
Replies: 402
Views: 18093

Re: My Number is Bigger! (again)

username5243 wrote:Wow. We just went through a number of numbers, including the heptalogue (E10#6), googolquintiplex (E2#7), and 7[1] (E7#7).

Submit octalogue = 10^^8 = E1#8



Any particular reason for using E10#6 vs E1#7 (or conversely why you use E1#8 instead of E10#7?)

9^^9, about E8.57#8 or 2 | 9.93
by mike-l
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My Number is Bigger! (again)
Replies: 402
Views: 18093

Re: My Number is Bigger! (again)

Hmm, bizarrely, I get bigger with ( n,0 ), than with n +1 ,0 which wasn't the idea... Both (n,0), and n+1,0 resolve to be a single number followed by n+2 commas, but the latter starts with n+2, while the former starts with n+1. Since the comma operation is strictly increasing, the latter is always ...
by mike-l
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 301376

Re: Kerbal Space Program

So I started yet another career mode (this is my hardcore file that I restart whenever a Kerbal dies), and I took a rescue contract early on, except I didn't read closely and didn't notice it was a two star contract. The stranded Kerbal was just beyond Munar orbit. Undeterred, I strapped some extra ...
by mike-l
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My Number is Bigger! (again)
Replies: 402
Views: 18093

Re: My Number is Bigger! (again)

So, each number in the x,0 series seems to be about the cube of the last one, or about exponential growth. Um, the cube of 6 is 216, while we get 10195 which is more than ^5ing. Well he's right asymptotically, it's just that the +1 has a large effect for small n. Specifically, if you look at what p...
by mike-l
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 52522

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

Well as I've said, Γ ω 2 would usually be interpreted as (Γ ω ) 2 , as the 2 is higher than the Γ, while Γ ω 2 would be interpreted as Γ (ω 2 ) as the 2 is smaller and lower, and much physically closer to the ω than in the previous. It can't be recursion on its own, as there aren't any funct...
by mike-l
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 52522

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

I'm not going to enter an argument on what notation is better. I'm simply explaining what standard notation is. Writing f^2_100^3 might seem easier to you, but if you showed that to any one witha mathematical background, they'd have to ask you to explain what it meant. While if you write f_{100^3}^2...
by mike-l
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 52522

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

Also I should add there's some order of operations stuff happening there, in that A_b^c is always interpreted as (A_b)^c and never as A_(b^c) which, if wanted, is written with brackets. (Compare this to 2*3+4, if you want to add the 3 and the 4 first, you must have brackets) So Gamma_1^2 is read as ...
by mike-l
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 52522

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

It's customary to write it the first way (though really the + 1 should be in the braces. This goes to the parenthetical comments, Gamma is not actually an ordinal, it's a whole family of ordinals. Similarly f is not a function, it's a whole family of functions. To exponentiate you really need to spe...
by mike-l
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 52522

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

To add, if you wanted to do recursion, it would look like this: http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?f_%7B%5CGamma_1%7D%5E3%28n%29%20%3D%20f_%7B%5CGamma_1%7D%28f_%7B%5CGamma_1%7D%28f_%7B%5CGamma_1%7D%28n%29%29%29 This follows the same rule, the 3 is exponentiation on the thing being indexed by what's...
by mike-l
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 52522

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

I haven't looked at every one, but I don't see any instances where I'd interpret his numbers differently, can you post an example? Well, this: http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?%5Cdpi%7B120%7D%20%5Cmathrm%7BE%7D100%28%28%5C%23%5E%7B%5Cwedge%5Cwedge%5Cwedge%7D%5C%23%29%5E%7B%5Cwedge%5Cwedge%5Cwedg...
by mike-l
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 52522

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

I haven't looked at every one, but I don't see any instances where I'd interpret his numbers differently, can you post an example?
by mike-l
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 52522

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

I guess I didn't quite understand what you were confused about It has been bugging me since forever! Here's the wikipedia article about it , and I'm attaching the image: http://echochamber.me/download/file.php?id=49245&mode=view There, I have highlighted what has always confused me. There, you ...
by mike-l
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 301376

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Lots of things could be done, like each successive biome gives less science for the same experiment. If you cover lots of biomes you are overflowing with science, and that is corrected, while if you only grab a few along your way you wouldn't be much affected. Or rebalancing to put more science in t...
by mike-l
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 301376

Re: Kerbal Space Program

My Mun flyby/orbiter uses only the 909 and prerequisite nodes, plus the stack decoupler (I very much feel like the first nodes you unlock should be Engineering 101 and then the 3 rocketries, nothing else is even close) If you can orbit the Mun you can get a ton of science just from EVA reports. Also...
by mike-l
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Jahooma's LogicBox - now a full game!
Replies: 2
Views: 2128

Re: Jahooma's LogicBox - now a full game!

Just went through the first 10 levels, pretty fun. Got 100/100 on 1-9, working on 100 for level 10. Despite having both made and used Equal Delete, I somehow forgot about it and was wishing I had such a box on 10. Edit: Still working on 10, but I managed to do the equal case with 4, except it doesn'...
by mike-l
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Hat puzzle - 6 (or n) randomly coloured hats in a circle.
Replies: 14
Views: 8586

Re: Hat puzzle - 6 (or n) randomly coloured hats in a circle

@Cauchy: what is the maximum proportion of players that can be unable to distinguish between 2 colors? Assuming that the colours can be cyclically ordered in such a way that every persons indistinguishable colours are adjacent, Cauchy's strategy works for (n-1)/2 colourblind people. If the indistin...
by mike-l
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Hat puzzle - 6 (or n) randomly coloured hats in a circle.
Replies: 14
Views: 8586

Re: Hat puzzle - 6 (or n) randomly coloured hats in a circle

Necro Bump Adding to snowyowl's version: Now Dalton is only red/green colorblind. He can tell all the hat colors apart except for red and green. Now can the prisoners win? To know if there's a winning strategy for the prisoners of the big puzzle, all you need to do is proving it for a small...
by mike-l
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 301376

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Limiting thrust is almost certainly better than going full thrust and then delaying. Also 1.5 on the pad is a good aim even without stability concern. Your TWR increases as you burn fuel and as you get into thinner atmosphere, and you don't want to be above 2 in the lowest part, as you will start lo...
by mike-l
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 301376

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Limit your thrust on your SRBs so you are about 1.5 TWR on the pad. That or more fins. Edit: to elaborate, if you are flipping at any speed your rocket is aerodynamically unstable. Your choices are keeping the forces low enough that your control can compensate (lower twr) or making it stable by putt...
by mike-l
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Whatever you want. My point is simply that the current set up encourages people to give the correct definition, and this is bad for everyone else, as some people will guess the "wrong correct defintion" and no one will guess any of the bluffs.
by mike-l
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Well I'd disagree, but even granting that, including a second correct definition is bad for the game. If you set X = 0, then you give players a reason to not put the correct definition, instead of relying on all the players agreeing with your interpretation of what the "spirit" or "po...
by mike-l
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Perhaps you'd be better off just awarding X points to someone with a sufficiently correct definition but not including it in the answers to be guessed. (Which is precisely what the actual board game does). Including it not only penalizes people who guess the similar definition, it also ensures that ...
by mike-l
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

I'm gonna bow out for a few rounds, pretty busy next couple weeks, will be back later.
by mike-l
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Spoiler:
I quite like 8, no clue if it's correct but I like it
by mike-l
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Definition

Spoiler:
Relating to fecal bacteria.
by mike-l
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Patzer is up, the turn order just cycles in the order of the score list, which I believe is just in order of sign ups.
by mike-l
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Guess

Spoiler:
Clueless.... 9
by mike-l
Wed May 27, 2015 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Spoiler:
A small pocket sewn into the sail of a ship.
by mike-l
Sat May 23, 2015 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Spoiler:
So a lot of us went with it being related to cuckold. Let's try 1
by mike-l
Fri May 22, 2015 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Waiting on faubiguy?
by mike-l
Tue May 19, 2015 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Anyway fake definition

Spoiler:
Pertaining to the frequent changing of sexual partners.
by mike-l
Tue May 19, 2015 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Um... It should be SPACKlick getting 0, not me.
by mike-l
Tue May 19, 2015 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Don't we all get 2 points since no one guessed correctly?
by mike-l
Tue May 19, 2015 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Guess
Spoiler:
pretty in the dark here. Man sounds like it has to do with hands, it also sounds French, but I'm not confident on either. Well, terms in fencing are French, arm is near the hand, let's do it

2
by mike-l
Sun May 17, 2015 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Fake Definition

Spoiler:
To clasp firmly in one's hand.
by mike-l
Sat May 16, 2015 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Parergon 1) A figure of speech in which a concrete example represents a larger abstract concept. (12obin +1) 2) A hobby or pastime which to an observer resembles work. (SPACKlick +2) 3) To announce one's opinion on a controversial subject. (faubiguy) 4) Work undertaken in addition to one's principa...
by mike-l
Sat May 16, 2015 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 71843

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Everyone has guessed, will post results in an hour or so when I get back to my computer

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