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by Schrödinger's Wolves
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Alien Mathematics: A Math System Beyond our Comprehension?
Replies: 24
Views: 4719

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...
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Alien Mathematics: A Math System Beyond our Comprehension?
Replies: 24
Views: 4719

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...
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Guess the Pattern
Replies: 21
Views: 3998

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...
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Induction Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2472

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)...
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1235
Views: 61489

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1092 somewhat paradoxically contains all ZFC classes.
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Yes.
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Yes.

Yee
Yeah
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Yes.
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Yes.

A computer talked only in binary.
A human walked up kind of confused.
He asked, "Does 1 mean yes?"
The computer answered: 1
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs
Replies: 12
Views: 9373

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, ...
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs
Replies: 12
Views: 9373

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...
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Thread Necromancy: Mexican Standoff Edition!
Replies: 73
Views: 8771

Re: Thread Necromancy: Mexican Standoff Edition!

9 days worth of points

This gives me 180,176,929 points.
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25610
Views: 1858087

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but the chicken is diseased and inside out.
I wish for a halting oracle.
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1235
Views: 61489

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 1075 contains only a half-scale exact replica of floor 1075.
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 5512

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...
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 5512

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.
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 5512

Re: Two secrets

Edit of a solution post which misread the question and was therefore wrong. It wouldn't let me delete the post.
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Situational Logic Puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 2258

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.
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Pirate's Dilemna
Replies: 9
Views: 4046

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...
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Situational Logic Puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 2258

Re: Situational Logic Puzzle

Oh yeah I remember this. It's from the Liar Game manga.
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 79511
Views: 5042929

Re: Count to a Million

70174=2*13*2699
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Situational Logic Puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 2258

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?
by Schrödinger's Wolves
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1235
Views: 61489

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.

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