## Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

A forum where anything goes. Introduce yourselves to other members of the forums, discuss how your name evolves when written out in the Game of Life, or just tell us how you found it. This is the forum for "non-academic" content.
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### Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

This is a thread for other things you've been doing other than CGoL. I'm not sure why I made this thread
For example, I have been playing around with life simulators, Darwin Pond to be exact.
So what have you been doing?
Currently taking a little break, but still hanging around on the Discord server.

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Looking into generalizations to this puzzle. Clicking the link gives solutions too easily so I'll post the statement here:

Two numbers are chosen between 2 and 100. Sam is told their sum, Polly their product. This conversation ensues:
Sam (to Polly): "You do not know the two numbers."
Polly: "That was true. Now I do know them."
Sam: "Now I do too."
What are possible number pairs for which this is valid?

If the lower bound of 2 is raised to 3, and the upper bound is increased arbitrarily high, a cool class of solutions emerges.
Physics: sophistication from simplicity.

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I'm playing D&D tonight.
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Also tonight I'm going to see Between the Buried and Me & August Burns Red with my brother. Former is my favorite band, latter is his. I'm so happy they're doing a show together. Anyone else with similar tastes?
Physics: sophistication from simplicity.

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Trying to beat Problematic in Geometry Dash. And failing horribly like I do at everything.

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ACNL, Pokémon Glitches, etc.

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I've lately become interested in Googlewhacks, and I think I hold the third-highest score in the world (multiplying the number of Google hits for each individual word) with "bad hectobXXXoride" (the XXX is to keep this page from appearing on Google searches).
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I've been maintaining my fish tank lately. It's saltwater, 50 gallons.
Currently taking a little break, but still hanging around on the Discord server.

muzik
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Started getting into the whole cubing (Rubik's Cube) buisness lately. I can't help but see gliders, bullet heptominoes, etc. on the faces sometimes when there are arrangements of cubes of that colour.

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Gotten really into Don't Starve Together and more recently Terraria. Still very new at Terraria but I've put half a thousand hours into DST at this point. PM me your steam ID if you want to play either together!
Physics: sophistication from simplicity.

muzik
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Speaking of terraria I've been trying to craft the cell phone, and holy god damn is it difficult

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I don't play Terraria, only Minecraft
Currently taking a little break, but still hanging around on the Discord server.

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musik wrote:Started getting into the whole cubing (Rubik's Cube) buisness lately. I can't help but see gliders, bullet heptominoes, etc. on the faces sometimes when there are arrangements of cubes of that colour.
Me too! I mostly just notice gliders and R-pentominoes.
succ

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I often look at topics related to physics and chemistry, particularly those involving the element fluorine.

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muzik
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Gamedziner wrote:I often look at topics related to physics and chemistry, particularly those involving the element fluorine.
I swear Cody'sLab is going to start mass producing fluorine from toothpaste or something at this rate

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muzik wrote:Started getting into the whole cubing (Rubik's Cube) buisness lately. I can't help but see gliders, bullet heptominoes, etc. on the faces sometimes when there are arrangements of cubes of that colour.
Same here.

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A for awesome wrote:I've lately become interested in Googlewhacks, and I think I hold the third-highest score in the world (multiplying the number of Google hits for each individual word) with "bad hectobXXXoride" (the XXX is to keep this page from appearing on Google searches).
Just broke my high score and the world record with "bad octadecatXXXetraene", which scores over a trillion.
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muzik
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So speaking of cubing, I got a lot of cubes for this christmas

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Nice to see some other cubers on here! I've been solving on and off since about 2007 or so, but I focused more on spending obscene amounts of money collecting some of the weirder shaped puzzles, and less time trying to get my solve times down. I average about 30-35 seconds on 3x3x3, but I have done for the past year or so and I'm showing no real signs of improving...
muzik wrote:So speaking of cubing, I got a lot of cubes for this christmas
How are you getting on with the Master Skewb? It's one of the few puzzles I've never figured out how to properly solve (or even how to consistently solve one side, I have a right nightmare with it)

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About 10 years ago I was into cubing a lot and could solve 3x3 in around 40 seconds but I never tried to improve beyond that. 4x4 and 5x5 I could solve but it took closer to a 10-minute time frame because I was using my own methods instead of the most efficient ones. I also fooled around with odd-shaped puzzles during college but wasn't as into it.

Rubik's cubes and their cousins are a great way of learning group theory, for anyone interested in that subect!
Physics: sophistication from simplicity.

muzik
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Lewis wrote:How are you getting on with the Master Skewb? It's one of the few puzzles I've never figured out how to properly solve (or even how to consistently solve one side, I have a right nightmare with it)
Way too scary for me. I have trouble even holding it, since if I hold it too loose I might drop it, and if I hold it too tight I might turn a side and end up accidentally scrambling it while trying to revert the turn.

muzik
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Just solved my first Megaminx. Moving on up in the cubing world.

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muzik wrote:Just solved my first Megaminx. Moving on up in the cubing world.
Have you tried 4D cubing?
Currently taking a little break, but still hanging around on the Discord server.

muzik
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Saka wrote:
muzik wrote:Just solved my first Megaminx. Moving on up in the cubing world.
Have you tried 4D cubing?
Calm down Satan. I'm not that secure yet lmao.

(one of these days a human might be able to do a 600 cell hyper icosahedron...)

And here's my collection:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Cubers/comment ... ly_puzzle/