## Search found 32 matches

Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1249
Views: 85049

### Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1122 contains the lowest counterexample to the Goldbach Conjecture. It also contains a sign which claims that the aforementioned number is one that you should call and/or go to its floor for a good time.
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Arithmetic puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 5315

### Re: Arithmetic puzzle

Thank you (n^2)/d(n!) is equal to pi(n) when n goes to infinity (where pi(n) is the counting function of primes) Is there any interpretation of this "equality"? My last post because I wanted to point out to this. Good luck and good bye! To the moderator : No one asked me about clarificati...
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36684
Views: 2053234

### Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

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Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1249
Views: 85049

### Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1112 contains two snare drums and a cymbal about to hit the ground.
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1249
Views: 85049

### Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1108 is convinced that it is the top floor. You can even climb up onto the roof and see only sky above. However, a secret passageway hidden behind a painting leads to floor 1109.
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87457
Views: 6275639

### Re: Count to a Million

71772
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems
Replies: 210
Views: 15042

### Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Get a GF. Then a b**** is one.

I can't understand anything on the "My number is bigger" thread.
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems
Replies: 210
Views: 15042

### Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Put an alarm clock on the other side of the room so you have to get up.

I get too little sleep because I browse this forum too much.
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11098
Views: 894054

### Re: Vending machine!

You get a beehive. With live bees.

I insert april showers.
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 316
Views: 34597

### Re: Haiku.

Poetry should not
be confined to such strict rules,
but i'll humor you.
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 316
Views: 34597

### Re: Haiku.

I can write haiku.
But if you want 5-7-5,
You'll be disappointed.
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Alien Mathematics: A Math System Beyond our Comprehension?
Replies: 24
Views: 7457

### Re: Alien Mathematics: A Math System Beyond our Comprehension?

Just for fun, I'll mention this idea. Sometimes when you perform the math problem, it comes out exactly how you want it to. Other times, it doesn't, despite using the same formula. The only difference in whether it comes out right or not, whether the math succeeds or fails... is whether you think a...
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Alien Mathematics: A Math System Beyond our Comprehension?
Replies: 24
Views: 7457

### Re: Alien Mathematics: A Math System Beyond our Comprehension?

Way I see it, if you are writing about aliens with a mathematical system incomprehensible to humans, you have about 4 options. 1) Their system of mathematics can be completely different from ours, with different axioms as well as rules of inference, possibly with few or no real-world applications or...
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Guess the Pattern
Replies: 21
Views: 6933

### Re: Guess the Pattern

Patterns I'm finding: I'm guessing this has something to do with primes, because all outputs are primes, which is further supported by your accidental inclusion of 11 before taking it back. All odd numbers either map to 2 or nothing. All even numbers either map to 3, 5, or 7 in the given sequenc...
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Induction Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

### Re: Induction Question

For n=0 the case is trivial: 2=2^(0+1) Assuming the statement is true for n: We have that 2+2^1+2^2+...+2^(n-1)+2^n=2^(n+1). We also know that 2^(n+1)+2^(n+1)=2^(n+1)*2=2^(n+2). Substituting 2+2^1+2^2+...+2^(n-1)+2^n for 2^(n+1) since they are equal: We have 2+2^1+2^2+...+2^(n-1)+2^n+2^(n+1)=2^(n+2)...
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1249
Views: 85049

### Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1092 somewhat paradoxically contains all ZFC classes.
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Yes.
Replies: 13
Views: 1719

### Re: Yes.

Yee
Yeah
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Yes.
Replies: 13
Views: 1719

### Re: Yes.

A computer talked only in binary.
A human walked up kind of confused.
He asked, "Does 1 mean yes?"
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs
Replies: 12
Views: 11652

### Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs

Suppose I have infinitely many balls, each labelled with a different specification for a Turing machine(of which there are countably many) so that I have all the Turing Machines ordered in some easily specifiable way. I set the value N to 1 and turn my attention toward the first TM. At 10 minutes, ...
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs
Replies: 12
Views: 11652

### Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs

Suppose I have infinitely many balls, each labelled with a different specification for a Turing machine(of which there are countably many) so that I have all the Turing Machines ordered in some easily specifiable way. I set the value N to 1 and turn my attention toward the first TM. At 10 minutes, t...
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Thread Necromancy: Mexican Standoff Edition!
Replies: 88
Views: 19543

### Re: Thread Necromancy: Mexican Standoff Edition!

9 days worth of points

This gives me 180,176,929 points.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25832
Views: 2168216

### Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but the chicken is diseased and inside out.
I wish for a halting oracle.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1249
Views: 85049

### Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1075 contains only a half-scale exact replica of floor 1075.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 8838

### Re: Two secrets

Therefore with p questions we can reduce the number of possibilities by a factor of at least 2/p. It is possible for one of your subsets to contain just one of his secrets and for him to still reply "false". He can choose which secret to reply with. It is therefore possible that all of yo...
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 8838

### Re: Two secrets

I don't know yet what the optimal solution is, but one comment I have is that if you are only trying to prevent me from having a subset of 2 with at least one being a solution, then I can find both secrets, because you will never reply 'yes' to any subset of 2 unless it has both secrets in it.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 8838

### Re: Two secrets

Edit of a solution post which misread the question and was therefore wrong. It wouldn't let me delete the post.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Situational Logic Puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 4000

### Re: Situational Logic Puzzle

djangochained wrote:Who decides the questions?

If the puzzle is true to the source material, then it doesn't matter who decides the questions because no one has to answer them truthfully.
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Pirate's Dilemna
Replies: 9
Views: 6048

### Re: Pirate's Dilemna

My solution: Pirate E gets all 100 coins if alone. However pirate D only needsvhis own vote to survive against E so he will keep all the coins if he is the oldest alive. Pirate C must therefore pay E 1 coin in order to get his vote if C is the oldest alive. Pirate B must pay D 1 coin to get his vote...
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Situational Logic Puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 4000

### Re: Situational Logic Puzzle

Oh yeah I remember this. It's from the Liar Game manga.
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87457
Views: 6275639

### Re: Count to a Million

70174=2*13*2699
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Situational Logic Puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 4000

### Re: Situational Logic Puzzle

Cooperate with the other people in order to get a tie. They have no reason to go back on their word(if you can communicate)
Unless I am exceptional in some way in this puzzle I cannot force a win unless everyone can win.
Who decides the questions and do the answers have to be truthful?
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1249
Views: 85049

### Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1065 contains a halting oracle. If you are really lucky. What someone from an extremely lucky Everett branch doesn't know is that it is really just a quantum random number generator.