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Forum: Puzzles 2020-11-04, 21:15
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By SmartMersenne
Yup, the number of solvers was barely able to...

Yup, the number of solvers was barely able to reach 25, so clarification didn't have a special boost.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-11-04, 19:49
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By SmartMersenne
The question was stupid to start with. Our goal...

The question was stupid to start with. Our goal is to find better and efficient solutions everywhere but in this question, we are intentionally adding stupidity (chaos) to the solution.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-18, 18:07
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By SmartMersenne
I really doubt that it will come anywhere close...

I really doubt that it will come anywhere close to July20.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-06, 19:12
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By SmartMersenne
Yes, because you can't have any jump statements...

Yes, because you can't have any jump statements (JMP_ZERO above) in the middle of a block.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-06, 11:06
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By SmartMersenne
I would normally call you "paranoid" but now I...

I would normally call you "paranoid" but now I wouldn't be surprised given the low quality of the website recently.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-06, 05:57
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By SmartMersenne
That's clearly a mistake in the figure.

That's clearly a mistake in the figure.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-05, 09:40
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By SmartMersenne
Trust me, you are not the only one. I think...

Trust me, you are not the only one.

I think ** and $ is just for formatting, and you can ignore.

The sample program is not an indicator of what to expect from the real problem, let alone the...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-01, 19:57
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By SmartMersenne
Here are the different results of modulo...

Here are the different results of modulo operation for negative numbers in some commonly known languages:

https://torstencurdt.com/tech/posts/modulo-of-negative-numbers/
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-01, 18:46
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By SmartMersenne
The question is also ill-posed, needs many...

The question is also ill-posed, needs many clarifications. For example: how does the algorithm will work for negative integers? Return value of modulo operation changes from one programming language...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-25, 19:11
Replies: 33
Views: 4,124
Posted By SmartMersenne
Well, I would have expected more discipline when...

Well, I would have expected more discipline when it is work. Nobody will question me if I don't work on a problem but all eyes are on you if it is your work to maintain the website and communicate...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-24, 09:43
Replies: 33
Views: 4,124
Posted By SmartMersenne
Is it only me or are you also annoyed with less...

Is it only me or are you also annoyed with less frequent updates and feedback from the new puzzlemaster? I mean the previous guy was also slow but not that much.

Only on two occasions the previous...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-11, 10:10
Replies: 33
Views: 4,124
Posted By SmartMersenne
Yes, the identity mapping is counted as a...

Yes, the identity mapping is counted as a permutation.

And the mapping can have two disconnected cycles, but I doubt that it would yield a solution.

Here is how you should define the mapping:...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-07, 13:19
Replies: 33
Views: 4,124
Posted By SmartMersenne
This is not pure luck. After some point it is a...

This is not pure luck. After some point it is a skill, and you have proven yourself to have that problem-solving skill.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-06, 21:03
Replies: 33
Views: 4,124
Posted By SmartMersenne
Did you find one with 55? I think the question...

Did you find one with 55? I think the question required at least 50.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-04-27, 08:21
Replies: 44
Views: 8,358
Posted By SmartMersenne
Not sure, but there must be many equivalent...

Not sure, but there must be many equivalent matrices, at least the permutations of all the rest of the points except the originating city, minus the degenerate cases due to isomorphic connections. If...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-03-27, 17:24
Replies: 6
Views: 2,733
Posted By SmartMersenne
Can't see your name frequently any more

Can't see your name frequently any more
Forum: Puzzles 2020-02-19, 22:21
Replies: 20
Views: 9,484
Posted By SmartMersenne
It is not complex, actually, it is pretty simple:...

It is not complex, actually, it is pretty simple:

1) generate a random configuration
2) Test it
3) If no solution found go to 1

Unfortunately, the solution space is extremely sparse, which...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-02-12, 22:17
Replies: 20
Views: 9,484
Posted By SmartMersenne
There are ~10020 possible combinations. It...

There are ~10020 possible combinations.

It is like the puzzle-master is saying "I have a combination in mind, can you find it?"

There doesn't seem to be any clue as to how to find it. And we...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-02-11, 21:51
Replies: 20
Views: 9,484
Posted By SmartMersenne
Wow!

Wow!
Forum: Puzzles 2020-02-11, 21:29
Replies: 20
Views: 9,484
Posted By SmartMersenne
I am finding 33.33333333333334

I am finding 33.33333333333334
Forum: Puzzles 2020-01-29, 09:33
Replies: 4
Views: 2,537
Posted By SmartMersenne
3rd movie in that series is also beautiful: ...

3rd movie in that series is also beautiful:

brU5yLm9DZM
Forum: Puzzles 2020-01-18, 03:16
Replies: 59
Views: 12,514
Posted By SmartMersenne
Then I must be making a mistake somewhere while...

Then I must be making a mistake somewhere while converting this into fractions.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-01-17, 00:26
Replies: 59
Views: 12,514
Posted By SmartMersenne
After the split, the roots will fall into range...

After the split, the roots will fall into range [-1.1], so the mse integrals will blow up.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-01-08, 22:02
Replies: 59
Views: 12,514
Posted By SmartMersenne
I doubt it. I think they (yes I-B-M) is having...

I doubt it. I think they (yes I-B-M) is having difficulties updating their website, and can only do it once a month!
Forum: Puzzles 2020-01-06, 20:22
Replies: 59
Views: 12,514
Posted By SmartMersenne
In almost all other competition sites the...

In almost all other competition sites the feedback is immediate. IBM's bi-weekly updates were bad, then it became monthly which was frustrating, now it is even beyond that which I think is creating a...
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