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Old 2023-01-29, 16:41   #1
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https://www.decisionproblem.com/paperclips/
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Old 2023-01-29, 18:11   #2
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If you were wondering
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Universal Paperclips. The web version of this game was not designed to work on phones. Grab the mobile version below. (Android version coming soon).
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Old 2023-01-30, 03:35   #3
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Old 2023-01-31, 03:33   #4
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Halfway done...

Got my limerick.
Gave up.
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Old 2023-02-01, 06:11   #5
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With the right pick for "strategic modeling" (not difficult for a math guy) and a bit of quantum play at the right moment, this all crusade shouldn't take more than 12-18 hours. It took about 20 for me (with many interruptions, and excluding overnight, when the browser was stopped - it can be stopped, it will remember the status when you reopen the browser). The last 50% of the universe remaining in MooMoo's picture takes like 10 minutes to complete (with about a decillion drones or so, working at max speed).
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Old 2023-02-01, 06:50   #6
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I got nerd sniped by this today, took me about 9 hours. I forgot to eat or drink during 8 of those hours...
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Old 2023-02-01, 10:50   #7
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There are some nice / nasty easter eggs hidden in that game too

For the second simulation level we did a script that we start with f12 and stop with escape, and during is started it gives about 15 clicks per second on the quantum compute button. We are supposed to start it when the time is right and stop it when is not, so we "instantly" raise our "ops" to the limit.

We suddenly had other things to do in RL, and forgot it running. When we came back it shows about -15k ops, (minus fifteen k ops) and this:

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So, the ops can go negative if you are careless (or stupid).

We clicked on it, for the sake of fun, to see what it will happen, but it prompted us with a new screen, asking if we are sure we want to completely erase all the progress of the game, scores and history etc. I guess this is equivalent with erasing the browser cookies or so. We thought better, and said no.

Saga continues.

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Old 2023-02-01, 14:00   #8
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I got nerd sniped by this today, took me about 9 hours. I forgot to eat or drink during 8 of those hours...
I'm glad I wasn't the only one to get hit by it

I think it took about 6 hours and afterwards all my joints hurt... apparently I basically hadn't moved for all of that time.

Maybe someday I'll go back and gather some stats on the "strategic modeling" choices... it didn't feel like some of the choices were all that different.

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There are some nice / nasty easter eggs hidden in that game too
It's interesting that curing baldness gives more trust than curing cancer, achieving world peace, or solving global warming. And once you do cure baldness, the message on the screen is "They are still monkeys"

Hmmm...
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Old 2023-02-04, 17:30   #10
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We completed the game for the second time just now.

To make things interesting we only used one probe.

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Old 2023-02-04, 22:04   #11
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We attempted a "speed" run, from a freshly reset game, so no carried over buffs. These times are cumulative.

Stage 1 @ 2h20m55s
Stage 2 @ 3h23m30s
Stage 3 @ 5h31m08s


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