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Guest Message by DevFuse


Member Since 27 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 11:20 PM

Topics I've Started

invert selection

02 August 2014 - 05:18 AM

here's a nice puzzle game for you.


optimal game strat

25 July 2014 - 04:51 AM

in this two player game, each  player secretly picks two  numbers, one of  which is his own starting number and the other is his opponents goal number. numbers are allowed to be any integer value between 1 and 256. then both players reveal the numbers, and may use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, to try to get to the  goal number using only numbers they generate from their starting value.

for example, player A may pick start 36 goal 47, and player B may pick start 123 goal 123.

player A does 36/36 for 1. player B does 123/123 for 1.

player A does 1+1 for 2. player B does 1+1 for 2.

player A does 1+2 for 3. player B does 1+2 for 3.

player A does 36*3 for 104. player B does 123/3 for 41.

player A does 36/2 for 18. player B does 41+3 for 44.

player A does 104+18 for 126. player B does 44 +3 for 47. therefore player B wins.

note ties are possible if both players get it  in the same number of operations.

so you know the drill, whats the best starting value and worst ending value, assuming you don't know what your opponent is going to pick?

fibinnochi might have been here, 2

15 July 2014 - 08:34 PM

given the sequence An = An-1 +An-2

and two numbers in the sequence, along with their place in it; is it always possible to find any An?

if so, what would be the method?

for example, if you knew A15 = 1001 and A7 to be 31, could you solve for A16?

happy ending problem

02 July 2014 - 05:29 PM

an interesting little problem I'm working on to bide some time.

a general sense of sadness

29 June 2014 - 11:26 PM

I look at our world and the troubles it has as well as the troubles it has over come. I am grateful for the things i have, a relatively free safe environment, clean water good food, plentiful entertainment. but i somehow can't help but feel a general sense of sadness. like too high a price was paid for it. and is being paid for it. I want to change, but I don't know how or even what to. i feel like i can barely answer some of the basic questions let alone the bigger ones. let me give you some small examples. are we better off as a species with technology or without it? yes we live longer on the whole, but community is the goal, not life, and i don't see much increase in the amount of personal interaction between human beings. we live in the big sprawling cities but we interact on the most part though our computers not in person.

i feel mentally drained myself, from trying to grasp how human beings should behave. i find myself at least once a day contemplating suicide simply because i don't know what to do with myself.

i feel like i missed out on the important lessons in life; love, happiness, curiosity, friendship and replaced it with work, money, and security. :-(