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You are not logged in. #1 20100722 12:45:57
Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeI have been working on a "Challenge" function for Mathopolis. The idea is that you can create a multiperson challenge that lasts for X days. It is "beta" software and I would like to test it out, so here is a Challenge for you guys: "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20100722 13:50:32
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeEverything fine except my scores! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20100722 14:23:35
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeWell ... good so far. Software seems to work, AND I am still in the lead "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #4 20100722 22:29:31
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeLatest score 20, I am definitely going down! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #5 20100722 23:42:21
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Well that must be a bug. Fixed for you. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #6 20100723 07:36:50
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume Challengebobbym: try quickly guessing the harder ones (you may get a point or 2), and working out the easier ones (get max points there) "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #7 20100723 07:42:32
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeI'll give that a try! Now I just have figure out which ones are the hard ones. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #8 20100727 10:37:26
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume Challengemathsy has just set a new high bar. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #9 20100727 11:34:43
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume Challenge1. Can anyone beat him? I'll be here at least once every month. XP #10 20100727 14:43:11
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeI have been trying. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11 20100727 15:25:41
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeI see you are within 1 point of me! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #12 20100727 15:27:24
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume Challenge1 point or 100, looks the same to me. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #13 20100729 07:36:13
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeOn noes! You are ahead! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #14 20100729 08:00:34
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Yes, it is a great victory and one I will remember for decades to come. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #15 20100729 10:17:16
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeHow about this as a variant? Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #16 20100729 14:20:47
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeHi all;
I can't recommend that. Remove the time limit and poster #14 is certainly going to write a program that does it for him. We have all heard losers like him whine before. Believe me I know that guy, he gets a good score then everything is great. If he doesn't then jeez there is something wrong with the game. Are we supposed to cater to his every whim? Tell that sissy to stop the crying! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #17 20100729 22:20:44
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeI see the challenge is over! Who won? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #18 20100730 07:21:02
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume Challengemathsy by a big margin. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #19 20100730 07:25:14
Re: Mathopolis Estimate Volume ChallengeGood luck, nothings more fun than spending days rebuilding with a new OS. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 