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Re: Advent Calendar 2021 (for the OT)

December 4th, 2021, 4:12 pm

December 5, 2021
Hacker's Delight

"The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name." - Donald E. Knuth

ACROSS
3. A learner's rascal
6. Lovelace (no, not Linda!)
7. A precious gem
11. Global greeting
12. Fine coffee
13. Knuth fetish
14. Blaise did not foresee it
18. Simple beginnings
20. Sand in the oyster

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1. A quantum biscuit
2. Actress Robert/Chef Childs
4. Like Ikea, some required
5. Ubiquitous constrictor
8. Clever plan
9. Milanese opera
10. IBM's behemoth
15. A kind of blue - O/A -T
16. Speaking with a slight slur
17. The thing is the thing programming 
19. Dennis Ritchie's child

21. Bonus: not in the puzzle, but Danish mutation of Dennis Ritchie's child. You know how those Danes are... : D

Have a nice weekend, folks!

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Re: Advent Calendar 2021 (for the OT)

December 4th, 2021, 5:10 pm

Black-Scholes
Cox Ingersoll and Ross
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Obviously Fib. But I couldn't immediately think of a word beginning with A. Turns out that there wasn't one!
 
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December 4th, 2021, 5:57 pm

Arbitrage Pricing Theory?
 
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December 4th, 2021, 11:35 pm

Well, obviously I know some words that begin with "A"! I even know some that begin with "A" and are financial. What I didn't know was a word beginning with "A" that meant Fibonacci series!
 
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December 4th, 2021, 11:50 pm

Actually it is possible: "Fibonacci numbers are named after the Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, later known as Fibonacci. In his 1202 book Liber Abaci, Fibonacci introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics."

So if we take Abaci as a proxy...you can now have BLACK embedded there too.

Noted that there is an interest in having puzzles within puzzles. For now, two Saturday night bonuses:

1) Really chill jazz-ambient fusion I found whilst surfing today:
2) an adventure movie I'm watching now.  THFRO is one of my favorites. Wheels within wheels!
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December 5th, 2021, 2:36 pm

Solutions for the Hacker's Delight Puzzle

ACROSS
3. A learner's rascal - Haskell
6. Lovelace (no, not Linda!) - Ada
7. A precious gem - Ruby
11. Global greeting - HelloWorld
12. Fine coffee - Java
13. Knuth fetish - LaTeX
14. Blaise did not foresee it - Pascal
18. Simple beginnings - BASIC
20. Sand in the oyster - Perl

DOWN
1. A quantum biscuit - Qiskit (look it up - it's cool!)
2. Actress Roberts/Chef Childs - Julia
4. Like Ikea, some required - Assembly
5. Ubiquitous constrictor - Python
8. Clever plan - Scheme
9. Milanese opera - Scala
10. IBM's behemoth - FORTRAN
15. A kind of blue - O/A -T - COBOL
16. Speaking with a slight slur - Lisp
17. The thing is the thing programming - OOP
19. Dennis Ritchie's child - C

21. Bonus: Danish mutation of Dennis Ritchie's child. - C++
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Re: Advent Calendar 2021 (for the OT)

December 5th, 2021, 2:48 pm

December 6, 2021

Go-ing in Style

A little tutorial on Go today. 

First, the rules, ratings, tournaments, and variants:

British Go Association and American Go Association
There are others, of course; feel free to add links here. 

The Movie! Alpha Go 
Article: How the Computer Beat the Go Master - Scientific American March 19 2016
A tranquil board - the calm before the storm. : )
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Fun Fact:
Go is played on a 19x19 board and with a breadth of about 250 moves and a game depth of about 150 moves, that is 250^150 possible moves.

Now I am off to do some work outside before the first snow - 30% prediction of about half a foot on Wednesday and there are about 250^150 oak and maple leaves in my garden. ; )
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December 5th, 2021, 7:06 pm

Lol! I had a different opinion in several cases :-)

Thanks for providing the enjoyment! Even if I hate programming - even though (because?) I do it ca 80% of my time at work :-) and it's the remaining 20% which is in my job title :-))
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December 5th, 2021, 8:17 pm

Hi there. Good to see you and happy holidays!

I'm going to be in the mountains tomorrow, so we will jump a day ahead. 

December 7, 2021

All about Cats

ACROSS

3. Eye of the Tiger
5. Far Eastern angularity
6. Edinburgh twist
8. Ancient breed, found in tombs
9. DownEast giant
10. Fancy cat of Dr. No
11. Tail-less islander

DOWN
1. Baby's got blue eyes (and talks all the time!)
2. Annapurna-cat
3. Round-faced Union Jack
4. Moscow skies
7. Anatolian elegance
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This will be pretty challenging for most people here; we'll get back to equations and formulas laster this week. : D
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December 5th, 2021, 8:36 pm

I've got one! This is probably a record for me and crossword puzzles!
 
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December 5th, 2021, 8:50 pm

I've got one! This is probably a record for me and crossword puzzles!
Haha! Great. There will be more variety soon, but Find-A-Words are too easy for this crowd.
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December 5th, 2021, 9:14 pm

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December 5th, 2021, 9:32 pm

And just to reassure you that i didn't get any better when it comes to cats:
 
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December 5th, 2021, 9:33 pm

Cool - now Paul can crib from your answers. Hehe.

Only one I had thought of differently. 3. Eye of the Tiger - I was thinking of Bengal and you have Birman. But it's a Lovely cat anyway.
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A friend of mine had a Bengal and it was beautiful but absolutely off the wall energy. I don't know if they tend to be wild like that or if it was just this one. 

Anyway, 50 words for snow soon. No local skiing yet, but winter forecast looks promising.

Adorable!  My sister got a third dog recently - after watching the puppy training process this fall, I am back tracking on getting a dog - stick with cats!
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Re: Advent Calendar 2021 (for the OT)

December 5th, 2021, 9:59 pm

@Trackstar thank you for sharing P.Sanders' Floating Points. I hadn't heard of the man for maybe 15 years. I'm not sure why he's not more (much?) famous/acclaimed. Maybe he just can't twerk? I don't know. Anyways thanks for suggesting this piece of music.