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by Rhombic
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is bigger!
Replies: 1590
Views: 409798

Re: My number is bigger!

defining Primes(k) as the number of prime numbers < k; F n is the nth Fibonacci number define Indigo(a, b, c, d) as the following w = TREE(a)+c for r in range(b): w = (d^TREE((w^w)!)! for t in range(d): w = Primes(w!)^(w^F w ) return n My number is Indigo(2017, 2017^2017, 2017, 2017^F 2017 )
by Rhombic
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Musical Chain Game
Replies: 10
Views: 8748

Re: Musical Chain Game

by Rhombic
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 219711

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Zohar wrote:Wow, it must have taken you a long time to drink coffee at every single cafe in Europe and North America.

Enough to know what the standard is. And I did mention that places that prepare quality coffee (or serve quality beer) can probably be found everywhere, despite it not being the standard.
by Rhombic
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 219711

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Coffee from Starbucks, Costa, Caffe Nero (and pretty much any other chain) and in the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, US+Canada (except in those two or three places with proper coffee) is appallingly terrible . No lame excuse for a beverage that kind of smells like proper coffee and then its taste is just...
by Rhombic
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Trying to say "why" in 25 languages
Replies: 20
Views: 11868

Re: Trying to say "why" in 25 languages

Spanish would be better as poar (as in "oar", rolled r) kair (as in "air" in a NON-RHOTIC ACCENT).

Catalan: per què; the e in "per" is like the a in "about", the second e is like the "ai"in air.
Esperanto: kiel; key-ehl
by Rhombic
Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How much can you detect in the structure of this conlang?
Replies: 3
Views: 4150

Re: How much can you detect in the structure of this conlang

Right, I'll give it a bit of a kickstart without spoiler because I'm going to work through it as I'd normally would without previous knowledge: Setting the first sentence that has to be grammatically complete and self-coherent, I'll assign categories based on: 2-syllable words that switch stress (I ...
by Rhombic
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How much can you detect in the structure of this conlang?
Replies: 3
Views: 4150

Re: How much can you detect in the structure of this conlang

It was given in the post that word order is important, and as the language looks quite isolating, I'd say that word order is quite strict and is used to mark the subject and object of verbs. Punctuation looks to be used mostly the same way as in English, which gives us that "Stordo d' xastnir ...
by Rhombic
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How much can you detect in the structure of this conlang?
Replies: 3
Views: 4150

How much can you detect in the structure of this conlang?

Problem: identify the grammar as thoroughly as possible for this conlang, knowing that the genitive and the dative modify the word in the same way (although a preposition/postposition might be used for one of them). Think about slavic languages too... Maybe some verbs can be implied (as "to be&...
by Rhombic
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain time?
Replies: 84
Views: 53842

Re: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain tim

Write it on your back and after two hours, get rid of your shirt and walk for a while along the city.
by Rhombic
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prove by induction
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Prove by induction

Given
[math]T_{n+1}={T_n}^2-T_n+1[/math]
and T0=2,

prove that

[math]\forall p\neq q \textup{GCD}(T_p,T_q)=1[/math]
by Rhombic
Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pinball 3D Space Cadet (for Windows)
Replies: 2
Views: 1887

Pinball 3D Space Cadet (for Windows)

I'm sure that many of you have played that almost vintage computer game that was in Windows 2000 and a few other ones.
Well, I downloaded it a few days ago and I thought that I might start a thread in case any of you remember it.
by Rhombic
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Paradox of the Muddy Children
Replies: 4
Views: 3580

Re: The Paradox of the Muddy Children

Replace "muddy face" with "blue eyes". Replace "father" with "guru". Pretend they're on an island. Read this thread: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3 There's no paradox, the concept you're looking for is Common Knowledge. This: But now imagine...
by Rhombic
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Paradox of the Muddy Children
Replies: 4
Views: 3580

The Paradox of the Muddy Children

Three children return home after playing outside, and their father tells them that at least one of them has a muddy face. He repeats the phrase “Step forward if you have a muddy face” until all and only the children with muddy faces have stepped forward. If there’s only one child with a muddy face, ...
by Rhombic
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Probability: Take a Coin
Replies: 6
Views: 2079

Re: Probability: Take a Coin

The game stops when there are only fake coins left, for obvious reasons.
by Rhombic
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Why was the axiomatic method never taught to me?
Replies: 12
Views: 12546

Re: Why was the axiomatic method never taught to me?

Gödel.
by Rhombic
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Probability: Take a Coin
Replies: 6
Views: 2079

Probability: Take a Coin

There is this game where a player gets a coin from a small barrel. The player then looks at the coin and depending on whether it is fake or not, he'll have to pay some money or receive some money. The player can tell whether the coin is a fake one or not with a maximum accuracy. There is no room for...
by Rhombic
Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Labyrinth Puzzle (original xkcd)
Replies: 12
Views: 8448

The Labyrinth Puzzle (original xkcd)

Visit this early comic to see the actual problem: http://xkcd.com/246/
Maybe, we should come up with a more accurate definition of "hard question".
by Rhombic
Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Am I the only one who loves the Barrel story?
Replies: 3
Views: 2779

Am I the only one who loves the Barrel story?

It's kinda sweet. It reminds me of magic realism, since it presents as normal concepts such as being in the middle of the ocean in a barrel, being rescued by a flying ferret, etc. What can I say... I find its simplicity worthy of praise. I would write more in this first post but I really want to kno...
by Rhombic
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 668866

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I finished it at last! Great job!
by Rhombic
Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Burned, Buried or Dumped?
Replies: 84
Views: 21420

Re: Burned, Buried or Dumped?

NOTE JOKE: I want to have 12 iron nails smashed into the back of my head. Then I want to be tied to a sort of triangular prism so I lie on the top edge. I am tied to that edge and I am left in a large swimming pool-like hole. The hole is filled with concrete up to the rim. Together with an elephant ...
by Rhombic
Sun May 18, 2014 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 25252

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

Not often seen other than in Italy, but burrata is a great cheese. Wikipedia (in English) states that it is a cheese made from cream and mozzarella. Wrong. It kinda tastes like that but it is definitely a different cheese, a cheese type by itself.
Cheesovereignity!
by Rhombic
Sat May 10, 2014 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 71686

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

Apart from some poster in page 1 whose name I don't recall, has anyone else tried Back Yard Burgers?
by Rhombic
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create A Country
Replies: 20
Views: 3154

Re: Create A Country

I am... but more people are needed
by Rhombic
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3683
Views: 603631

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune ... to lose both seems like carelessness.

Quoted in wikiquotes, Oscar Wilde in The Importance Of Being Earnest.
by Rhombic
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4250
Views: 528450

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

I am in a square box.
by Rhombic
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create A Country
Replies: 20
Views: 3154

Re: Create A Country

Proposal declined.
Diplomacy between Auhl and Gyrite worsening.
by Rhombic
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create A Country
Replies: 20
Views: 3154

Re: Create A Country

The General Council of Nova Sofia, representing the People's Republic of Auhl , considering that the city of Pleacis , located in the northern cape of the Gyritian Peninsula, has a 98% of antihuman inhabitants, acknowledging the current autonomy given to the city of Pleacis under the Monarchy of Gyr...
by Rhombic
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What Comes To Mind
Replies: 1061
Views: 90043

Re: What Comes To Mind

Answer
by Rhombic
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1029
Views: 264572

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

Tomlidich the second wrote:I wish I had four millions of lemon peels.


Granted! Clean them up now.

I wish I could throw up through my ears whenever I wanted to.
by Rhombic
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create A Country
Replies: 20
Views: 3154

Re: Create A Country

Let's see if more people come in here and take part. Otherwise, between the three of us this may end up randomly.
by Rhombic
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4250
Views: 528450

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

My father used to eat raw beaver testicles until he realised that he could use them as cigarette lighter -- even though he has never smoked, he enjoys lighting them and poking them through bus drivers' ears.
by Rhombic
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create A Country
Replies: 20
Views: 3154

Re: Create A Country

Close look at Auhl. https://imageshack.com/i/na2hcbp RULE PROPOSALS: A player may have a maximum of 3 different countries, each one in a different continent, and he/she must be able to handle each one of them correctly. The player may resign from absolute control of their country if another player a...
by Rhombic
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create A Country
Replies: 20
Views: 3154

Re: Create A Country

http://imageshack.com/a/img842/6378/lvpg.png Added BORDERS, DESERT, TIME. Time is measured in SP (standard periods). Life forms exist since SP -L Humans, antihumans and most other races evolved around SP 0 Civilizations began around SP 1000 My country: Name: Auhl Race(s): 91% antihumans; 5% Humans; ...
by Rhombic
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 864394

Re: Good News, Bad News

Bad News: Your cat likes to urinate in the detoxification devices rendering them useless and emitting harmful amines into the air.
by Rhombic
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5621
Views: 649208

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Jôòghip Cleon Hagrid Aniston XII catastrophically factorized Mariane Jésus Rivera of New Neptune City in 2916 A.T., evidently all just so groovily that the Prickly Pear's Panther Pot Plant Potter's orotund colonies broke out of dragon stoned Schrödinger's head; I would capitalize on "Novel Cha...
by Rhombic
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8258
Views: 776875

CHECK THE TITLE OF YOUR POSTS

You realise that each one of your posts have a title... and in each one of the title there's a word that constantly appears, being Rhombic (myself) the first one to post anything without it. Everyone adore me forever.
by Rhombic
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Coded Image
Replies: 6
Views: 4481

Re: Coded Image

Why has everything been changed to this strangely pronounced English?
by Rhombic
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Strange constant. Apparently useless.
Replies: 33
Views: 9054

Re: Strange constant. Apparently useless.

Just in case, the constant is near eπ-(3+6π)
by Rhombic
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Can a surface be formed by the intersection?
Replies: 7
Views: 2624

Re: Can a surface be formed by the intersection?

This might be slightly unrelated, but it made me wonder... what is the intersection of a paraboloid and a plane in 3d euclidean space? Depending on the angle it could be a parabola or a circle... would something in between would give you something like an ellipse, but I don't think it would be an e...

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