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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 18 Feb '10 09:25 / 1 edit
    My personal number is 13.
    Weyerstrass' personal number is 4.
    I give you another one per day until you give me yours.
    If it's correct you've won a prize of honour and glory.
  2. 19 Feb '10 01:18
    You say 'personal number' is it unique?

    Will others on here have the same 'personal number' as you?
  3. 19 Feb '10 02:05 / 1 edit
    I think the problem is to discover the algorithm being used to convert a name to a number. It would be unwise to presume uniqueness of any person's personal number.
  4. 19 Feb '10 09:07
    Originally posted by geepamoogle
    I think the problem is to discover the algorithm being used to convert a name to a number. It would be unwise to presume uniqueness of any person's personal number.
    You're right. No uniqueness. Just an algorithm.
    Your personal number, by the way, is 2.
    To show that you know the algoritm, just give me another ones personal number.
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    19 Feb '10 20:35
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    You're right. No uniqueness. Just an algorithm.
    Your personal number, by the way, is 2.
    To show that you know the algoritm, just give me another ones personal number.
    The problem is Fabian is that the algorithm will not be unique! You need to specify additional rules. for instance:

    Algorithm is: F=5 , a=1, t=3, p=1 all other letters = 0

    That works for your 3 examples!

    There will be an infinite number of solutions no matter how many examples you give.
  6. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    19 Feb '10 21:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    The problem is Fabian is that the algorithm will not be unique! You need to specify additional rules. for instance:

    Algorithm is: F=5 , a=1, t=3, p=1 all other letters = 0

    That works for your 3 examples!

    There will be an infinite number of solutions no matter how many examples you give.
    Nowakowski would be 1

    Adorea would be the same; 1
  7. 20 Feb '10 09:59
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Nowakowski would be 1

    Adorea would be the same; 1
    Nowakowski has 5 as his personal number.

    The algoritm is quite simple. There is only one rule. The problem is to find it. And you will in time. With more examples. One-a-day.
  8. 21 Feb '10 08:46
    Alzheimer, if I recall correctly, has 17 as his personal number.
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    21 Feb '10 08:50
    Possibilites: algorith applies to:

    Letters of name
    Syllables of name
    Date of joining
    Rating
    Number of moves
    Length of profile
    Vowels of name
    Consonants of name
    Number of moves per month

    So many possibilities...
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    21 Feb '10 08:53
    Alzheimer = 17
    FabianFnas = 13
    geepamoogle = 2
    Nowakowski = 5
    Weyerstrass = 4

    The order we are given the personal numbers in could even matter...
  11. 22 Feb '10 04:22
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Alzheimer = 17
    FabianFnas = 13
    geepamoogle = 2
    Nowakowski = 5
    Weyerstrass = 4

    The order we are given the personal numbers in could even matter...
    Add "AThousandYoung = 6" to your list.
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    22 Feb '10 06:23
    Alzheimer = 17
    AThousandYoung = 6
    FabianFnas = 13
    geepamoogle = 2
    Nowakowski = 5
    Weyerstrass = 4

    The order we are given the personal numbers in could even matter...
  13. 22 Feb '10 14:23
    Algorithms is it.

    I keep forgetting that just because this is a chess site the problems do
    not have to have a chess answer.

    You see I tjhought Wyerstrass's 4 was the number of letters in the name
    of the first person he played here on Aug 07 2004 - ddoc.

    But FF's first game did not match 13.

    So I was looking at dates of joining here. first games, first drawn games.
    etc etc.

    So now I'm told it's something to with that but it's an algorithm.

    Can I be next named to have a clue.
    Because I do not have a clue what an algorithm is.
  14. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    22 Feb '10 22:12
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Algorithms is it.

    I keep forgetting that just because this is a chess site the problems do
    not have to have a chess answer.

    You see I tjhought Wyerstrass's 4 was the number of letters in the name
    of the first person he played here on Aug 07 2004 - ddoc.

    But FF's first game did not match 13.

    So I was looking at dates of joining here. first g ...[text shortened]...

    Can I be next named to have a clue.
    Because I do not have a clue what an algorithm is.
    An algorithm is a mathematical formula. For example, if I used the algorithm that an initial is replaced by the number that describes it's places in the alphabet and then multiplied them, my initials would be

    ATY = 1 x 20 x 25 = 500

    By that algorithm, my personal number would be 500.
  15. 23 Feb '10 01:26
    Right - cheers.

    I knew it was a mathematical formula but not sure if it was designated
    to a particular method like the one you mentioed.

    If it's not in a chess book then I don't need it.

    I even went looking for checks on move 4 by Weyersrass....
    .....one tracked inflexable mind.