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Topic: Anybody Out There?
gfoot

Replies: 22
Views: 14056
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:52 pm   Subject: Anybody Out There?
When you work out the answer, it'll be obvious what you need to submit.
Topic: Best algorithms?
gfoot

Replies: 16
Views: 27674
PostForum: Runaway Robot Puzzle   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:59 am   Subject: Best algorithms?
Is that for all the levels, or just level 513? My final algorithm, implemented in Python, solved all the levels in under two seconds each, and took about a minute to solve them all in sequence (witho ...
Topic: Countdown Calc
gfoot

Replies: 18
Views: 13820
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:45 pm   Subject: Countdown Calc
Wine is mostly a Win32 API implementation, so you only need it for things that use the Win32 API. Pure CIL assemblies that don't use Win32 APIs can be executed through native Linux mono.
Topic: Marking of solved/unsolved challenges
gfoot

Replies: 4
Views: 8085
PostForum: General Puzzles   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:53 pm   Subject: Marking of solved/unsolved challenges
For me, it changes the colours when you hover over the dots, and doesn't put them back properly.
Topic: New levels: 1107 to 1206
gfoot

Replies: 9
Views: 16506
PostForum: Mortal Coil   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:50 pm   Subject: New levels: 1107 to 1206
I'd be really interested to see what that level looks like - would it be OK to share it?
Topic: Berma calculation
gfoot

Replies: 10
Views: 7996
PostForum: The Hacker's Server   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:17 am   Subject: Berma calculation
It depends whether "still one egg remaining" means there might be more than one. Either way, though, it's true that there's no single solution.

I suspect she was lying anyway - even the ...
Topic: Maeda Path?
gfoot

Replies: 12
Views: 8375
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:05 pm   Subject: Maeda Path?
I think people have written high-level bots to play Guitar Hero, which monitor the video stream from the console and submit controller inputs. Proper bots. Smile
Topic: Huge differences between people's level.
gfoot

Replies: 7
Views: 11323
PostForum: OneOfUs   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:06 pm   Subject: Huge differences between people's level.
The leaderboard says otherwise...
Topic: Help me find the love of my life...
gfoot

Replies: 7
Views: 5281
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:35 pm   Subject: Help me find the love of my life...
She's also only 13. Whatever you had at that age was surely nothing special - there are plenty more fish in the sea.
Topic: Random Problem Challenge
gfoot

Replies: 8
Views: 7994
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:16 pm   Subject: Random Problem Challenge
It's asking specifically for a value for 'randomNumber', which is declared as an int, so your answer has to be a valid int. I don't think 2147483647 will cause an exception, so no, that's not the ans ...
Topic: Deluge
gfoot

Replies: 7
Views: 5765
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:37 am   Subject: Deluge
I think your assumptions are correct. I seem to remember it just says you failed to flood correctly even if the actual problem was an error, e.g. exceeding the cycle count. So if your algorithm does ...
Topic: Confused on what a challenge is asking?
gfoot

Replies: 48
Views: 55596
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:49 pm   Subject: Confused on what a challenge is asking?
There should be no doubt about the right answer for Anybody Out There - if you work out what the numbers mean then it will be obvious.
Topic: Challenge 'Didactic Bytes'
gfoot

Replies: 2
Views: 3904
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:34 am   Subject: Challenge 'Didactic Bytes'
Your calculation is wrong. Convert the answer you got back again and see where it fails to match up.
Topic: Suggestion: randomized starting positions
gfoot

Replies: 5
Views: 10004
PostForum: Wormageddon   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:17 am   Subject: Suggestion: randomized starting positions
I got the impression that one of the players has an advantage (one starts closer to the centre). Is that right?
Topic: Growing Bacteria
gfoot

Replies: 39
Views: 28450
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:09 am   Subject: Growing Bacteria
It is related, but discussion of exactly how should probably go in the "solved" forum...
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