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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:25 pm

    We're actually going over "traveling salesman" esque problems in Math Class right now.

    I found a game for it.. haven't played it yet though.

    http://play.escapegames24.com/2010/06/icosien.html

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    Post by Shakie666 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:28 pm

    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:We're actually going over "traveling salesman" esque problems in Math Class right now.

    I found a game for it.. haven't played it yet though.

    http://play.escapegames24.com/2010/06/icosien.html
    Did your teacher tell you that finding an efficienct way of solving it will win you $1,000,000 (that is, the traveling salesman problem, not the game).
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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:31 pm

    Never told me that, but I'm sure I don't have the ability to do it.

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    Post by Shakie666 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:36 pm

    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:Never told me that, but I'm sure I don't have the ability to do it.
    Just as well really, its probably impossible. No-one's been able to prove it either way though.
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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:37 pm

    Shakie666 wrote:
    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:Never told me that, but I'm sure I don't have the ability to do it.
    Just as well really, its probably impossible. No-one's been able to prove it either way though.
    Well, if we're looking for the most efficient way to do it, then I'm sure it's possible, but there may not be any equation for it.

    Mathematical contradictions are great... "The interesting number paradox is a semi-humorous paradox which arises from the attempt to classify natural numbers as "interesting" or "dull". The paradox states that all natural numbers are interesting. The "proof" is by contradiction: if there exists a non-empty set of uninteresting numbers, there would be a smallest uninteresting number – but the smallest uninteresting number is itself interesting because it is the smallest uninteresting number, producing a contradiction."

    Basically, if a number could be labeled as uninteresting, then it being the first uninteresting number, makes it interesting.

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    Post by Shakie666 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:50 pm

    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:
    Shakie666 wrote:
    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:Never told me that, but I'm sure I don't have the ability to do it.
    Just as well really, its probably impossible. No-one's been able to prove it either way though.
    Well, if we're looking for the most efficient way to do it, then I'm sure it's possible, but there may not be any equation for it.

    Mathematical contradictions are great... "The interesting number paradox is a semi-humorous paradox which arises from the attempt to classify natural numbers as "interesting" or "dull". The paradox states that all natural numbers are interesting. The "proof" is by contradiction: if there exists a non-empty set of uninteresting numbers, there would be a smallest uninteresting number – but the smallest uninteresting number is itself interesting because it is the smallest uninteresting number, producing a contradiction."

    Basically, if a number could be labeled as uninteresting, then it being the first uninteresting number, makes it interesting.
    I have heard of that. It proves that all numbers are interesting.

    Regarding the traveling salesman problem: the problem is not to find the most efficient algorithm for solving it. Its finding an algorithm that requires a number of steps that increases geometrically as the number of destinations increases (as opposed to increasing exponentially). Since the number of possible routes is the factorial of the number of destinations, its probably impossible. Still, you never know.
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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:54 pm

    True, many times things have thought to be impossible, and then someone just walks up right up and does it.

    BTW, Amazing Surgery by the "da Vinci" robot at work, put to one of Bach's symphonies.

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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:10 pm

    Because this isn't related at all to my last post.. New post.



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    Post by GrinTwist on Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:54 am

    Fun story.

    Recently I decided it would be fun to try to platinum a game called White Knight Chronicles, which is a pretty fun game when it comes to gameplay. However, it turns out that it takes up to around 500 hours to do this, which is slightly annoying but tolerable. After that it turns out that that time can only be pulled off online, which is a much larger problem seeing as the servers have been shut down. Now pulling this platinum off seems like it's generally impossible so for the past half hour I've been staring at my screen wondering if I should just play through the story and quit or earn the platinum through over 500 hours of gameplay.

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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:08 am

    I thought you just said it was impossible without online capabilities?

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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:52 am

    I've never fully completed a game, not really. There's always though's out of the way achievements/trophies, that you have to try for. I don't care enough to.

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    Post by Reaperfan on Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:56 am

    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:I've never fully completed a game, not really. There's always though's out of the way achievements/trophies, that you have to try for. I don't care enough to.
    Since when does platinuming a game become the qualifier for "beating" rather than defeating the last boss, clearing the last level, or finishing the main storyline?


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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:00 am

    Reaperfan wrote:
    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:I've never fully completed a game, not really. There's always though's out of the way achievements/trophies, that you have to try for. I don't care enough to.
    Since when does platinuming a game become the qualifier for "beating" rather than defeating the last boss, clearing the last level, or finishing the main storyline?
    I didn't say beating a game, I said "fully completed." I've beaten tons of games, but 100 percented none of them.

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    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:15 am

    Oh god no no no! Not the 100% complete thing. Stuff like completing a game 100% that sets off this thing I have with decimals and rounding. In dark souls I have to get 99 humanity or have none at all for it to make sense to me. The assassin creed series makes me insane to get all the feathers, flags and just everything with a percent does. I think it has to do with my obsession for 100% grades in all my classes or anything with an A. Things like 89.4 which is a B and can't be rounded to an A enrages me.


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    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:26 am

    The only game I have all the achievements for is TES IV : Oblivion. I played the hell out of that game,plus the achievements were easy. I'm not too bothered with most achievements unless they are fun or unusual.


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    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:37 am

    Did you close 100 of the oblivion gates? I did.....yeah crazy.


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    Post by KrazykevS10 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:48 am

    That isn't an achievement so no. I hated the planes of Oblivion,they were a bit dull. Most of the game was,unfortunately but hey,it was my first game on 360.


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    Post by WaffleGuy on Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:48 am

    The only games I played the cr** out of are Pokémon and Halo (mainly Halo 3).

    My souls is probably locked up in there by now. silly


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    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:24 am

    I've fully finished a game before.. Though only stuff that's easy to finish like fighters mainly.


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    Post by skarekrow13 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:44 am

    I've done fully complete for both Souls, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, Flower and Linger in Shadows (which doesn't qualify as a game so much).

    The common theme for all of those was a huge crushing wave of sadness when I beat the main story and decided I wasn't ready to let go just yet

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    Post by WaffleGuy on Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:50 am

    skarekrow13 wrote:...
    The common theme for all of those was a huge crushing wave of sadness when I beat the main story and decided I wasn't ready to let go just yet
    This is why I never touched Gwyn yet ; _ ;


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    Post by Marino. on Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:57 am

    Soris, check out the Youtube Channel "The Complecionist" . I think they suck since i don't like their humor and don't agree with their criticism. But you as a complecionist yourself migt like it

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    Post by Marino. on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:00 am

    Soris, check out the Youtube Channel "The Complecionist" . I think they suck since i don't like their humor and don't agree with their criticism. But you as a complecionist yourself migt like it
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    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:09 am

    So I just looked at amazon and since I bought the collector's edition of DkSII the price has gone up by £13. (I dodged the bullet by ordering it so early)

    Now I know what feeling moneysupermarket is like lol!


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    Post by Forum Pirate on Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:02 pm

    KrazykevS10 wrote:The only game I have all the achievements for is TES IV : Oblivion. I played the hell out of that game,plus the achievements were easy. I'm not too bothered with most achievements unless they are fun or unusual.
    Its TES. 100% achievements =/= 100% completion.


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