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by Turiski
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in base 4 (using xkcd)
Replies: 984
Views: 132309

Re: Count up in base 4 (using xkcd)

kxkcd

(yay!)
by Turiski
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

I feed Stephen. I bake a Cheesecake for Stephen.

Buy: Lottery Ticket #51 for 5 points.
Buy: Lottery Ticket #49 for 5 points.


I claim the title of Poobah. I award 20 points to shima.
by Turiski
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

I feed Stephen.
by Turiski
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

I feed Stephen.
by Turiski
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

Okay, so I was missing §05.07. Gotcha. I change my vote to be in favor of Fiery's motion to encourage shortening of the ruleset. (Now 1 for, 0 against)
by Turiski
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

… which has what to do with motions being passed and/or rules being removed?

I feed Stephen.
by Turiski
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

@ Fiery: Eich, thanks for that. I missed lots of things… I guess that's what happens when you stop playing for months on end. In any case, that brings me to 35. Also, shima wins the lottery for yesterday. I feed Stephen. So, since points went so well, let's see if I can do motions correctly at all! ...
by Turiski
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

Buy: Pet puppy for 5 points I name my kitten Stephen Someone seems indecisive about whether to get a cat or dog. But… but I miss Steve :( (I mean, I know I starved him until he died, but he had a place in my heart DOESN"T THAT COUNT FOR SOMETHING?) In any case, since the jerk felt the need to ...
by Turiski
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

I'm not sure how I have 32 points. Starting at 10 points, I gained 8 points for the investments and 5 points for honor, so I think I'm sitting at 23. In any case, assuming this is correct: Buy: Lottery Ticket #51 for 5 points And with greater longevity, I'll try the pet thing again. Buy: Pet puppy f...
by Turiski
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Problems for Freshpeople
Replies: 9
Views: 2073

Re: Problems for Freshpeople

Just wanted to chime in again and say I couldn't agree more with rolo. In calculus, more than any subject we teach before it, there are a lot of residual marks from the people who created it: Leibniz's d and S, Cauchy's epsilon and delta, Reimann's formulation of integral, Euler's e, the conflation ...
by Turiski
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Simpler Elo Rating System
Replies: 10
Views: 3275

Re: Simpler Elo Rating System

EDIT: I should clarify that I really don't know very much about ELO so take all this for what it's worth. WAnd while we are on the subject, why are some rating systems time-dependent? Well, speaking my experience, I'm significantly worse at tennis after not training for six months (a reality I've fa...
by Turiski
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Problems for Freshpeople
Replies: 9
Views: 2073

Re: Problems for Freshpeople

There's really only two things you need to know about the HS curriculum in the US: (1) Most people know nothing about statistics; and when I say nothing, I mean that they couldn't tell you standard deviations, couldn't correctly identify the skew of a distribution, and probably couldn't give you an ...
by Turiski
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

Gr. Now I want to buy it but it's so expensive :(

To curb my impulsiveness, I Buy: 4 investments This costs 30 points so I now have 10 points.

EDIT: I can't read. First investment ≠ Zeroth investment.
by Turiski
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

@Fiery: I think he was assuming that you immediately vote for your own motion. In any case, both of us managed to get your votecount wrong XD. Mine is at (1,0) and yours is at (2,0). Sorry shima but you'll have to vote for mine again :/ Wait, is there an arbiter election? If possible, I nominate mys...
by Turiski
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

Ah, I understand your point. I thought I addressed it, but actually I misread the rules. The goal is that pets cannot survive solely on Cheesecake, so you still have to feed your pet. I'm going to adjust the motion, then: I amend my motion to give pet's currency in the following way: In addition to ...
by Turiski
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Simple Nomic 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 4846

Re: Simple Nomic 1.0

Motion accepted. Rules: §1 This game is called Simple Nomic, and is an adaptation of Nomy and Nomic. This is a game of Nomic. §2 Players may make one motion to change the rules per post. §3 Motions are decided by the next player who posts. They can either be accepted or refused. §4 If a motion is a...
by Turiski
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

I thought pets could only live for 24 hours under the current rules? I make a motion that the rule about pets is edited as follows: Instead of dying after two days without food, they die after exactly 24 hours without food. For the purposes of voting, this motion shall be referred to as Fiery's moti...
by Turiski
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

Woah, so this didn't die right as I joined it. In fact, it seems to be doing really well what with Pure II and Simple 1.0 and even a reboot of Nomy. Huh. Alright. I guess I'm going to keep playing, then. Buy: Lottery Ticket #50 for 5 points. Buy: Pet kitten for 5 points. I name my kitten Steve. I fe...
by Turiski
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

Sorry, Odin, it's me :) Can I join this Nomic? Yes! But first, we fight! I, Turiski, Black Chessmaster and Newbie of the Nomic, challenge Henri to a duel by Midnight Thread Necromancy. (In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, the general and specific dueling rules should help.) I cast my vo...
by Turiski
Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

I don't like you nickname; it's too long. I'm also not quite sure if it's legal. The rules say that nicknames may not exceed 6 letters, but yours does contain only 6 letters and a whole lot of other stuff. Hm. Yeah, the nickname was obviously to prove a point. I'm pretty sure it's legal but I'm tot...
by Turiski
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 16.0
Replies: 1133
Views: 139276

Re: Nomic 16.0

Wait, three months in and there are 4 entire active players? What madness is this? In any case, I join (I'll probably be less active in this game than in 15.0, but that's not really saying a lot, really). I pick the nickname +T+u+r+1+s+k+i+. This being an honorable name, naturally, I have honor . I ...
by Turiski
Tue May 22, 2012 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: After calculus
Replies: 20
Views: 4698

Re: After calculus

Personally, I was in the same situation in junior year. I did one semester of multivariable, then linear algebra, both from MIT Open Courseware. In senior year, I did Differential Equations, also from MIT Open Courseware. I recommend taking DEs but not from MIT; the organization of the homeworks mid...
by Turiski
Fri May 11, 2012 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Am i the only one that thinks the ACT is crap? <.<
Replies: 27
Views: 9288

Re: Am i the only one that thinks the ACT is crap? <.<

i don't think its to fair to say someone is smarter because they can read a paragraph faster then someone else. ( [snip] My explanation to the students who complain about this is that if it takes you twice as long to comprehend a reading or listening passage, or to think through and understand the ...
by Turiski
Fri May 04, 2012 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Points along a rotated sine wave
Replies: 14
Views: 4700

Re: Points along a rotated sine wave

It's actually an [f'(t)]^2 under that integral. But yes, that's still an integral that's not usually solvable (with elementary functions)
by Turiski
Fri May 04, 2012 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 85695

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

Excassidy wrote:Few people in high school think about getting laid or based on their mad math skillz.


You're right! I feel this comic is appropriate here...
by Turiski
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How can we make math less scary?
Replies: 44
Views: 9775

Re: How can we make math less scary?

( This post is a work in progress -- from the little I've read of the rest of this thread, I really want to keep going :P ) @ Byrel: You bring up some good & thought-provoking points. Without putting the effort into them that they deserve, here are my first reactions: You know, I hadn't really t...
by Turiski
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:04 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How can we make math less scary?
Replies: 44
Views: 9775

Re: How can we make math less scary?

So, I may or may not be stealing this directly from Lockhart; that essay inspired me to read a lot (first saw about two years ago) and I've since had a lot of authors and ideas muddled in my mind. It seems to me that there is a subject called "Mathematics" which truly ought to be an electi...
by Turiski
Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Order of Operations
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

Re: Order of Operations

Multiplication is distributive over addition, and not the other way around. Seems that might have something to do with it. Yeah, you're not wrong, but… tone much? It feels like you're using your knowledge of math as a blunt weapon to try and make him feel stupid, when really he has a legitimate que...
by Turiski
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How much algebra 2 do you have to remember for precalc/trig?
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: How much algebra 2 do you have to remember for precalc/t

Not knowing logarithms sounds like your biggest problem. But it's also standard to review it somewhat extensively in precalc so I wouldn't worry about it. Aside from being able to create/recognize circle equations and the vertex form of parabolas, nothing about conics will come up, and the parametri...
by Turiski
Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

I make a motion to add the following text after the last sentence of §0.2: {This statement is an action, which to be valid must also reasonably specify which decision(s) it intends to repeal.}, and this text after a line break: {If a rule states "the Chairman may not X", it implies the fo...
by Turiski
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

The new map is up at the bottom and at the Wikia. It includes purchases that I will make in this post. ( @ Citizen: I went to go find the Map link on the main page and saw your edit. <3 ) @ The Chosen One: A few comments on your land claim. First, you actually defined 13 roods, not 10. Since you spe...
by Turiski
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

@ The Chosen One: First, welcome! Your claim should be updated very soon. My version of the map update is in production anyway, I'll add your stuff to the queue. Second: I considered just voting this down. It is completely unreasonable to expect any of us to read your ruleset and comprehend all the ...
by Turiski
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

In before my motions expire :P
If Ralith the Third's motion was a motion, it is hereby denied.
I cast my vote in favor of John Citizen's motion to remove a pointless and annoying rule.
by Turiski
Sat May 28, 2011 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

Yay, 20th post! Sit tight, boys; this'll be a big one. The voting period for Chairman of the Nomic has ended: Turiski wins with 2 votes over John Citizen’s 1 vote, and MatteoTom’s 0 votes. Turiski is the new Chairman. aCotN means “as Chairman of the Nomic:” aCotN, I declare the voting period of Mana...
by Turiski
Fri May 27, 2011 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

I thought I'd bump this guy to say that the wikia is up; you can find the ruleset and a detailed procedure for income calculation over here.

edit: this post is no longer a work in progress.
by Turiski
Fri May 20, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

infina: Kind of. The wording is that it's given back; so the Estate won't go bankrupt if Citizen decides to stop playing. Ostritchguy: I'm not convinced that would ever be a problem. We might grandfather in some specific people, but the thing is that a new player's rood amount is 1 internet; and mos...
by Turiski
Wed May 18, 2011 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

@ jacob: First, welcome (officially) to the Nomic! In order for us to update your motion, you will have to actually rephrase it, using the editing procedure outlined in §3.5, because while your intent matters, so does the actual wording of the motion. recreate it. EDIT: the motion has failed since I...
by Turiski
Sun May 08, 2011 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

@ Citizen: Ha! I think either interpretation is defendable under the current ruleset, but that's not what I meant when I said "I intended to connect them to Euphony." I meant all my resources would then go to Euphony (instead of Tet) and get the capital city bonus (2x instead of 1x); the f...
by Turiski
Sat May 07, 2011 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

@ Citizen: I'm not sure where I got my monster numbers before. I agree almost entirely with your numbers; two objections: [EDIT: Though I didn't ever resolve the issue, I consent to the amount I was given in page 11, post 2] Accounts for Tet I intended to make all of my farms connected to Euphony, h...
by Turiski
Sat May 07, 2011 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic 15.0
Replies: 431
Views: 47691

Re: Nomic 15.0

In case there might be connectivity concerns, I build a road at AS49. This costs .1 internets and I have .1 internets remaining. @ CyberJacob: As Citizen said (in more polite words), please read the ruleset more carefully. I wish to abstain from voting on CyberJacob's motion destroy trolls since it ...

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