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Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: January 31st, 2017, 4:55 pm
by muzik
I got my first 7x7 in the mail. It kind of triggered my inner racist though.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Cubers/comment ... first_7x7/

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: January 31st, 2017, 11:55 pm
by dvgrn
Interesting! I used to be an obsessive solver of Rubik's Cubes. Can prove that I worked out my own solving method without looking at a book, too, because no reasonable person would solve a 3x3 the way I have to: get the colors right on opposite faces first, then gradually fix the four remaining sides.

I also used to be an obsessive paper-folder, making no-tape-allowed models of all kinds of Platonic solids, stellated and not -- more often than not variations on the original kusudama. Turns out you can make some (stellated or inverse-stellated) variant of a large fraction of the available Platonic and Archimedean solids and duals, with different ways of assembling fifty or a hundred or more copies of that one simple folded piece. Also things like diamond lattice structures.

However, I have successfully recovered from those old obsessions. Nowadays I just get outside and get lots of healthy exercise, building snow sculptures in the front yard with the snow from the driveway. And the sidewalks. And all the neighbors' driveways and sidewalks.
Almost as tall as the house, until the January thaw hit...
Almost as tall as the house, until the January thaw hit...
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Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: February 1st, 2017, 1:29 am
by GUYTU6J
I keep noticing patterns on those square tiles,for example:
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Assuming the white ones are ON and others are OFF,this can be a predecessor of zebra stripes in Life,or a p2 agar in B1/S.

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: February 1st, 2017, 5:27 pm
by muzik
Seems cubing is pretty popular here - makes sense, since cubes and such have a lot of maths behind them, despite not having to be a professional mathematician to just solve one. Speaking of solving, I'm trying out 4x4, and I just can't manage to reduce the remaining four layers into a 3x3...


So computing science exam (not one of the big exams thankfully, jut a prelim) results came back today, got a pleasant surprise: I was expecting a positively crap mark like 10% or something like that, but I got 56%, so definitely nowhere near perfect but it's a pass. Going to actually put effort into studying it from now on.

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: February 1st, 2017, 8:31 pm
by biggiemac
Since quantum physics is my area, but I am taking an overview grad-level physics course at the moment, I am having to learn all sorts of different disciplines at a moderately in-depth level. I've been binge watching NSF Fluid Mechanics videos from a few decades ago and am really enjoying their demonstrations. I encourage anyone, not just people who are going to be tested on this stuff, to watch a couple :D

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: February 2nd, 2017, 6:58 am
by Gamedziner
biggiemac wrote:Since quantum physics is my area, but I am taking an overview grad-level physics course at the moment, I am having to learn all sorts of different disciplines at a moderately in-depth level. I've been binge watching NSF Fluid Mechanics videos from a few decades ago and am really enjoying their demonstrations. I encourage anyone, not just people who are going to be tested on this stuff, to watch a couple :D
I wonder if you would like the game Quantum Moves?
Here's the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_Moves

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: February 9th, 2017, 11:42 am
by gameoflifemaniac
gameoflifemaniac wrote:
muzik wrote:Trying to beat Problematic in Geometry Dash. And failing horribly like I do at everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UirK_v1gsk
I had 71% at Nine Circles (I am epilepsy-proof!) and 10% at Conical Depression.
Now 2.1 is out and I'm really sad that I can't download it.
FINALLY DOWNLOADED 2.1! But the pulse trigger keeps crashing the game.
EDIT Just a bug.

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: February 10th, 2017, 4:48 am
by muzik
And banned from the GD forum LMAO.

Kind of to be expected anyway, since I was such a painus in the anus. Wonder how long...




EDIT: false alarm, site was just retarding out on me because school wifi

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: February 11th, 2017, 8:32 am
by GUYTU6J
Today is January 15th in our lunar year.
元宵节快乐!

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: February 15th, 2017, 3:44 am
by Saka
Just went home from a 5-day vacation in Borneo 8)

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: February 19th, 2017, 4:01 am
by GUYTU6J
I have three hours to prepare to return to school this night.I can't explore any celluar automaton thing in school days,so I won't have anything to post.Anyway,you don't reply me...

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: February 19th, 2017, 4:49 am
by PHPBB12345
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Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 6th, 2017, 3:50 pm
by muzik
YuXin have announced a commercially-produced 17x17x17 cube, which is slightly insane.

Excited for it, even though I only have up to 7x7 so far.

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 6th, 2017, 8:00 pm
by Saka
I've been collecting a few plants lately, particularly succulents and carnivorous plants

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 7th, 2017, 4:21 am
by muzik
Saka wrote:I've been collecting a few plants lately, particularly succulents and carnivorous plants
I had cacti a few years back. They died of dehydration. I'm not kidding you.

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 7th, 2017, 4:32 am
by Saka
muzik wrote:
Saka wrote:I've been collecting a few plants lately, particularly succulents and carnivorous plants
I had cacti a few years back. They died of dehydration. I'm not kidding you.
My Echeveria just died because of overwatering :(

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 10th, 2017, 4:01 pm
by muzik
Getting more comfy with 5/4 now, I've composed something half decent in it


also working on 4x4 solving

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 10th, 2017, 10:25 pm
by Mr. Missed Her
A to-scale solar system. Finally figured out how to make something orbit something that orbits something.
The link will need to be updated when I update the project. I'm planning on adding major moons. (So Mars won't get any.)

Edit: Finally added Galilean moons.

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 11th, 2017, 1:04 am
by gmc_nxtman
One of my favorite songs in a nonstandard time signature is Going Down by Jake Chudnow.

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 11th, 2017, 3:02 am
by Saka
gmc_nxtman wrote:One of my favorite songs in a nonstandard time signature is Going Down by Jake Chudnow.
YES YES YES!

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 11th, 2017, 2:24 pm
by muzik
gmc_nxtman wrote:One of my favorite songs in a nonstandard time signature is Going Down by Jake Chudnow.
I already knew that one, glad to see someone else here knows it. Vsauce I assume?


Also, if anyone's ever screwed around with windows back in the day and found those secret midi files, flourish.mid is also in 7/8.

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 11th, 2017, 3:28 pm
by _zM
I just improvised in 21/8.

Haggstrom/Hal 3 from the Minecraft soundtrack is also in 7/4.

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 11th, 2017, 3:56 pm
by A for awesome
_zM wrote:I just improvised in 21/8.
Have you tried 15/8 and 18/16?

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 11th, 2017, 4:11 pm
by muzik
So we're pointing out music in weird time signatures we know now? Here's some I know, although I admit my taste in music isn't quite what I assume most of us here are into: :)

7/4:
https://youtu.be/RBYplB2Rako

5/4:
https://youtu.be/F_x8XwEJynE


I actually have a list of such songs used in geometry dash levels going on, in case you want to check that out

Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Posted: March 11th, 2017, 4:32 pm
by A for awesome
muzik wrote:So we're pointing out music in weird time signatures we know now?
There's a small segment of 11/8 at one point during Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I challenge all of you to find it.