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|Aug-13-15|| ||Tiggler: Based on the puzzle that <al wazir> linked to, try the following. Players have to take turns to play. The first player says "I was off by 10." The second player says "I was correct."|
What number did the second player chose?
|Aug-13-15|| ||weary willy: er ... I was off by 33|
|Aug-13-15|| ||al wazir: Getting back to bishop's tours, here (p. 207) is that claim that a majority tour is impossible on a 7x7 board:
I don't know graph theory, but here is a counter-example (I've used standard algebraic notation and a standard chessboard, assuming that the 8th rank and 8th file are removed):
a1 g7 f6 e7 d6 c7 a5 b4 a3 c1 d2 e1 g3 f2 g1 a7 b6 c5 e3 f4 e5 d4 c3 b2 (a1)
Finding a minority tour is easier yet.
|Aug-13-15|| ||Tiggler: Proving that a knight's tour is impossible on a 7x7 board is easy: The 49th move has to end on the starting square. But the knight lands on alternate colors, and so cannot land on the starting square after an odd number of moves. Probably you already covered that case, so sorry if I missed it.|
|Aug-15-15|| ||TheFocus: I used to be the world's youngest person.
For about 20 seconds.
|Aug-15-15|| ||TheFocus: Do impotent men watch soft porn?|
|Aug-16-15|| ||WannaBe: This is great, maybe I'll actually be able to tile my kitchen now. Which pattern do y'all think look the best??|
|Aug-17-15|| ||al wazir: <WannaBe: I'll actually be able to tile my kitchen now.> I posted this link on the <Kenneth Rogoff> page -- I guess it should have been here: http://catnaps.org/islamic/geometry...|
|Aug-21-15|| ||Sneaky: OK fellow Stumpers brainiacs, what's your opinion of this proposition: |
Sinquefield Cup: AA Battery
<How many players will Viswanathan Anand (2816) and Levon Aronian (2765) both score the same result against?
For example, if both of them draw Carlsen, that will count as one player.
For purposes of this bet, any playoff games will not factor in the result of this bet.>
Now let's just pretend that Aronian and Anand are equals. The Sinquefield Cup is a SRR so it's very likely that Aronian might have white against MVL while Anand has Black against him. That alone could change things.
But we all know intuitively that these guys draw like crazy so in a lot of columns it will be "Aronian drew X and Anand drew X as well."
So what's the likely expectation? How many opponents will these two score the same result on? Right now I can get 35:1 odds on "0 or 1 player(s)" but by my analysis the real odds should be more like 10,000:1.
|Aug-21-15|| ||al wazir: Follow-up on NYTimes puzzle: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/21/u...|
|Aug-23-15|| ||TheFocus: Do mimes observe a brief moment of talking when a fellow mime passes away?|
|Aug-23-15|| ||TheFocus: Imortality jokes never get old.|
|Aug-23-15|| ||TheFocus: I could never figure out why my career as a tpyist came to an ned.|
|Aug-26-15|| ||TheFocus: What should you give the woman who has everything?
How about my phone number?
|Aug-26-15|| ||diceman: <TheFocus: I could never figure out why my career as a tpyist came to an ned.>|
Looks like you were trained on:
<Thn quick browe fox jumps ovnr thn lazy dog>
|Aug-26-15|| ||diceman: <TheFocus: What should you give the woman who has everything? |
How about my phone number?>
...she had it already.
|Aug-27-15|| ||TheFocus: I sought advice from a numerologist, but nothing she said added up.|
|Aug-27-15|| ||al wazir: <Sneaky: But we all know intuitively that these guys draw like crazy>. After 20 games (four rounds) there have been nine draws.|
|Aug-27-15|| ||TheFocus: <al wazir> <Sneaky> <But we all know intuitively that these guys draw like crazy>. After 20 games (four rounds) there have been nine draws.>|
9 out of 20??
Man, that is crazy!
|Aug-27-15|| ||TheFocus: I am correct 97 per cent of the time.
Who cares about the other 4 per cent?
|Aug-27-15|| ||TheFocus: Research shows that 80 per cent of men don't know how to use condoms.|
These men are called DADS.
|Aug-27-15|| ||TheFocus: Pronouns: like normal nouns, just highly trained.|
|Aug-27-15|| ||TheFocus: What's got a trunk, four legs and lots of keys.|
|Aug-28-15|| ||TheFocus: Dang! I forgot to put in the punch line.
"A piano in a tree."
|Aug-28-15|| ||TheFocus: Quantum mechanics: the dreams stuff is made of.|
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