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5/23/2016 8:41:10 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Riddles, logic puzzles, encrypted text, throw eveything you have at me.

Try to confuse and baffle me.

Give me something you think i cannot solve.

Don't give me anything actually impossible like the three houses and utilities garbage though.
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5/23/2016 11:22:48 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 8:41:10 PM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
..., logic puzzles, ...

Suppose there are two entities which we will call "black stars" and "white stars". Black stars have the property such that they absolutely absorb any light that hits them and do not produce any reflection whatsoever. White stars emit light from every point. Both black stars and white stars are spherical and have an actual size. (They are not consider single points.)

What is the minimum number of black stars necessary such that they can be oriented around a white star in 3D space so that no light escapes the black star configuration and what is this configuration?

You can assume that the white star is any actual size you'd like (no point-mass, however) and that the black stars can be any size you'd like (and that they do not need to be all the same size.)
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5/23/2016 11:47:24 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 11:22:48 PM, Cobalt wrote:
At 5/23/2016 8:41:10 PM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
..., logic puzzles, ...

Suppose there are two entities which we will call "black stars" and "white stars". Black stars have the property such that they absolutely absorb any light that hits them and do not produce any reflection whatsoever. White stars emit light from every point. Both black stars and white stars are spherical and have an actual size. (They are not consider single points.)

What is the minimum number of black stars necessary such that they can be oriented around a white star in 3D space so that no light escapes the black star configuration and what is this configuration?

You can assume that the white star is any actual size you'd like (no point-mass, however) and that the black stars can be any size you'd like (and that they do not need to be all the same size.)

Larger than the black stars and one around a white star.

Uno.
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5/24/2016 12:49:55 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 11:47:24 PM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/23/2016 11:22:48 PM, Cobalt wrote:
At 5/23/2016 8:41:10 PM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
..., logic puzzles, ...

Suppose there are two entities which we will call "black stars" and "white stars". Black stars have the property such that they absolutely absorb any light that hits them and do not produce any reflection whatsoever. White stars emit light from every point. Both black stars and white stars are spherical and have an actual size. (They are not consider single points.)

What is the minimum number of black stars necessary such that they can be oriented around a white star in 3D space so that no light escapes the black star configuration and what is this configuration?

You can assume that the white star is any actual size you'd like (no point-mass, however) and that the black stars can be any size you'd like (and that they do not need to be all the same size.)

Larger than the black stars and one around a white star.

Uno.

And they cannot clip into one another either partially or completely.
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5/24/2016 12:55:41 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/24/2016 12:49:55 AM, Cobalt wrote:
At 5/23/2016 11:47:24 PM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/23/2016 11:22:48 PM, Cobalt wrote:
At 5/23/2016 8:41:10 PM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
..., logic puzzles, ...

Suppose there are two entities which we will call "black stars" and "white stars". Black stars have the property such that they absolutely absorb any light that hits them and do not produce any reflection whatsoever. White stars emit light from every point. Both black stars and white stars are spherical and have an actual size. (They are not consider single points.)

What is the minimum number of black stars necessary such that they can be oriented around a white star in 3D space so that no light escapes the black star configuration and what is this configuration?

You can assume that the white star is any actual size you'd like (no point-mass, however) and that the black stars can be any size you'd like (and that they do not need to be all the same size.)

Larger than the black stars and one around a white star.

Uno.

And they cannot clip into one another either partially or completely.

Then 4.
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5/24/2016 1:00:28 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/24/2016 12:55:41 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:

Then 4.

Why? (That's actually incorrect, but it still behooves you to say why so you don't just keep posting numbers just for me to say "Incorrect".)
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5/24/2016 1:10:50 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/24/2016 1:00:28 AM, Cobalt wrote:
At 5/24/2016 12:55:41 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:

Then 4.

Why? (That's actually incorrect, but it still behooves you to say why so you don't just keep posting numbers just for me to say "Incorrect".)

Wait, duh.

Nope.

Hmmm...

8.

You can cover the holes with the last 4.

If you made a triangular pyramid they would be arranged around the white star at it's points.

Then the holes that would be in the area of the mid sides would be blocked by the other four.
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5/24/2016 1:12:31 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
That's original.

I know beacuse this was my first result when i googled it.

http://www.academia.edu...

Just wut?

Wow.
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5/24/2016 1:28:58 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
So the light travels in a straight line and does not reflect off of anything? That's easy.
Forty-eight in a sphere.
The stars of the first three layers are equally sized, but for now assume that they are all like 2 feet wide.
The first layer of four is arrayed in a spherical checkerboard, and the second fills up the "holes". The third layer plugs up the small holes between the spheres from a small distance so nothing gets past it, assuming sixteen holes in the semi-cube this has made.

Making a sphere out of that formation with a diameter through the outermost stars gives us the size of the stars we will be using for the last four layers (which would take our diameter of 2 and multiply it by 5), which are a repeat of the first three, with as much distance as necessary for it not to clip Layer 3 between them.

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5/24/2016 1:30:11 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/24/2016 1:12:31 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
That's original.

I know beacuse this was my first result when i googled it.

http://www.academia.edu...

Just wut?

Wow.

8 is also incorrect. There are still "holes" that can be found when looking via perspectives that do not align precisely with the 3 major axes.

And interestingly enough, I didn't come up with this one. I read about it years ago and I can't for the life of me remember where. I've also tried googling it, as the explanation is more technical and insightful than I could reproduce, but I haven't found it. Apparently if you include "dark star" anywhere in a google search you are immediately taken to weird sides of the space-related conspiracy internet.
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5/24/2016 1:40:02 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/24/2016 1:30:11 AM, Cobalt wrote:
At 5/24/2016 1:12:31 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
That's original.

I know beacuse this was my first result when i googled it.

http://www.academia.edu...

Just wut?

Wow.

8 is also incorrect. There are still "holes" that can be found when looking via perspectives that do not align precisely with the 3 major axes.

And interestingly enough, I didn't come up with this one. I read about it years ago and I can't for the life of me remember where. I've also tried googling it, as the explanation is more technical and insightful than I could reproduce, but I haven't found it. Apparently if you include "dark star" anywhere in a google search you are immediately taken to weird sides of the space-related conspiracy internet.

Not if you imagine what i am trying to describe.

Ocho bro.

And how do you know if i am incorrect if you haven't even answered it yourself. :b

Btw the outer black stars are supposed to be much larger than the inner stars.

I want to check this out in SolidWorks.
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5/24/2016 2:40:12 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/24/2016 1:40:02 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:

Not if you imagine what i am trying to describe.

Ocho bro.

And how do you know if i am incorrect if you haven't even answered it yourself. :b

Btw the outer black stars are supposed to be much larger than the inner stars.

I want to check this out in SolidWorks.

Do model it on SolidWorks. I do remember the answer along with a cursory explanation, I just can't replicate the mathematical proof that was provided. So when I ultimately tell you the quite unbelievable answer, I won't have the proof to point you to. (To the other guy, it isn't 48 either.)
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5/24/2016 9:37:28 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/24/2016 3:12:52 PM, Geographia wrote:
I imagine you could just cover the white star with dark stars. Depends on the white stars surface area.

The white stars surface area can be whatever you'd like it it be, so long as it is greater than 0 and you understand that the white star is a sphere.

Simply covering the white star in dark stars will not shroud out the light. You can imagine it would be like drawing circles as close together as possible, without going through one another, on a piece of paper. There would still be gaps between them.
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5/25/2016 12:32:07 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/24/2016 9:37:28 PM, Cobalt wrote:
At 5/24/2016 3:12:52 PM, Geographia wrote:
I imagine you could just cover the white star with dark stars. Depends on the white stars surface area.

The white stars surface area can be whatever you'd like it it be, so long as it is greater than 0 and you understand that the white star is a sphere.

Simply covering the white star in dark stars will not shroud out the light. You can imagine it would be like drawing circles as close together as possible, without going through one another, on a piece of paper. There would still be gaps between them.

PM me the answer fam.
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5/25/2016 9:45:46 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/24/2016 9:37:28 PM, Cobalt wrote:
At 5/24/2016 3:12:52 PM, Geographia wrote:
I imagine you could just cover the white star with dark stars. Depends on the white stars surface area.

The white stars surface area can be whatever you'd like it it be, so long as it is greater than 0 and you understand that the white star is a sphere.

Simply covering the white star in dark stars will not shroud out the light. You can imagine it would be like drawing circles as close together as possible, without going through one another, on a piece of paper. There would still be gaps between them.

Im guessing an infinite number of stars are needed, although theoretically you could trap light with a star with enough mass so it doesn't leave the stars.
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5/26/2016 3:02:32 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/25/2016 9:45:46 PM, Geographia wrote:

Im guessing an infinite number of stars are needed, although theoretically you could trap light with a star with enough mass so it doesn't leave the stars.

Well, if this were a physics problem -- that'd be correct. However, you're equally as correct with regard to the fact that it would take an infinite number of stars to achieve the "blocking of all light".

Like I was saying to DoC, I don't remember the source that had the brilliant mathematical proof. But it went something like this:

Picture your white star in the center of a large, transparent sphere. The boundaries of this "sphere" are considered your reference point. Whenever you can make it so that no light touches any point on this boundary sphere, you've achieved your goal.

Now picture that you've introduced a larger dark star into the equation. If you picture the light hitting the boundary sphere, there will be a fairly large "chunk" of darkness, which will look like a circle. As you increase the size of the dark star, this "dark circle" begins to occlude more and more of the boundary sphere.

Through imagination alone, one can see that this "dark circle" approaches, but never quite equals exactly half of the surface area of the sphere. By placing one such dark star on either side of the white star, you can occlude *almost* all of the boundary sphere. This occlusion approaches, but never quite reaches, 100% occlusion. So, two really large dark stars aren't quite enough.

Next, we must realize that the distance the dark star from the white star matters in occlusion size. Ie, a very large dark star 1 meter from the white star will produce a larger occlusion shadow then the same sized dark star 1000 meters away from the white star.

Putting the two together, we can now try and fill in the "holes" left by the two large, mostly occluding dark stars. Because these stars are so large, one must place the "gap filling" stars a great distance away from the white star itself, such that they do not clip through the main black stars. It is the case that you can never truly "fill in the gaps", as the increased distance you are forced to put in the gap fillers will make their resulting occlusion shadows ever too small to truly occlude the entire boundary sphere.

That's more or less the solution, anyway.
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5/26/2016 3:03:14 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/23/2016 8:41:10 PM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
Riddles, logic puzzles, encrypted text, throw eveything you have at me.

Try to confuse and baffle me.

Give me something you think i cannot solve.

Don't give me anything actually impossible like the three houses and utilities garbage though.

I hope that baffled you, lol. I don't think I've heard about the "three houses and utilities" thing, though. What's that about?
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5/26/2016 3:18:04 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/26/2016 3:03:14 AM, Cobalt wrote:
At 5/23/2016 8:41:10 PM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
Riddles, logic puzzles, encrypted text, throw eveything you have at me.

Try to confuse and baffle me.

Give me something you think i cannot solve.

Don't give me anything actually impossible like the three houses and utilities garbage though.

I hope that baffled you, lol. I don't think I've heard about the "three houses and utilities" thing, though. What's that about?

http://i.stack.imgur.com...

Connect each of the houses to each of the utilities without crossing any lines or going through a house or utility.
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5/26/2016 3:09:50 PM
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Which would win, an unstoppable force or an immovable object?
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5/26/2016 5:14:50 PM
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At 5/26/2016 3:09:50 PM, yomama12 wrote:
Which would win, an unstoppable force or an immovable object?

The unstoppable force would redirect off of the immovable object and begin moving in a different direction, since the force never stopped, it just changed direction and the object didn't move, both statements are still true as they are not mutually exclusive statements.
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5/26/2016 5:20:35 PM
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.-.-.... .---..-. .--..-.- .---.-.. .---.-.. .----..- ..-..... .--.-..- .--.--.- .---.... .---..-. .--..-.- .---..-- .---..-- .--.-..- .---.--. .--..-.- ..-.--.. ..-..... .----..- .--.---- .---.-.- ..-..... .---..-- .--...-- .---..-. .---.-.- .--...-.

Decrypt, now. Please time yourself. It's only three levels of encryption but I wrote one with five levels before.
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Butters preformed his duty to the town and died with honor, he helped us kill scum, so we know have to go and make sure his death wasn't in vain and win this game for him.-lannan13

All hail the great and mighty Butters, who died for our inactive cause.-Vaarka

fuckith offith, lol.-Ore(talking to me)

And guess what happened to FT? He got raped to death.-Xlav

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5/26/2016 9:59:16 PM
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At 5/26/2016 5:20:35 PM, ButterCatX wrote:
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Decrypt, now. Please time yourself. It's only three levels of encryption but I wrote one with five levels before.

That's jibrish, how did you encrypt it?

What cypher?

It isn't a simple replace.
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5/27/2016 4:58:31 PM
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At 5/26/2016 9:59:16 PM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/26/2016 5:20:35 PM, ButterCatX wrote:
.-.-.... .---..-. .--..-.- .---.-.. .---.-.. .----..- ..-..... .--.-..- .--.--.- .---.... .---..-. .--..-.- .---..-- .---..-- .--.-..- .---.--. .--..-.- ..-.--.. ..-..... .----..- .--.---- .---.-.- ..-..... .---..-- .--...-- .---..-. .---.-.- .--...-.

Decrypt, now. Please time yourself. It's only three levels of encryption but I wrote one with five levels before.

That's jibrish, how did you encrypt it?

What cypher?

It isn't a simple replace.

I first converted into binary then find-and-replaced the zeroes with dots and the ones with dashes. It causes people to think that it is Morse code. Also I messed up earlier, it is only two levels, not three.
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fuckith offith, lol.-Ore(talking to me)

And guess what happened to FT? He got raped to death.-Xlav

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5/27/2016 5:01:10 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/27/2016 4:58:31 PM, ButterCatX wrote:
At 5/26/2016 9:59:16 PM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/26/2016 5:20:35 PM, ButterCatX wrote:
.-.-.... .---..-. .--..-.- .---.-.. .---.-.. .----..- ..-..... .--.-..- .--.--.- .---.... .---..-. .--..-.- .---..-- .---..-- .--.-..- .---.--. .--..-.- ..-.--.. ..-..... .----..- .--.---- .---.-.- ..-..... .---..-- .--...-- .---..-. .---.-.- .--...-.

Decrypt, now. Please time yourself. It's only three levels of encryption but I wrote one with five levels before.

That's jibrish, how did you encrypt it?

What cypher?

It isn't a simple replace.

I first converted into binary then find-and-replaced the zeroes with dots and the ones with dashes. It causes people to think that it is Morse code. Also I messed up earlier, it is only two levels, not three.

I was just wondering if characters were switched or fused together.

I knew it wasn't morse code because there were 8 bits not 5.
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5/28/2016 2:58:50 AM
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At 5/26/2016 5:20:35 PM, ButterCatX wrote:
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Decrypt, now. Please time yourself. It's only three levels of encryption but I wrote one with five levels before.

"Pretty impressive, you scrub"

For the record, that's encoding, not encryption.
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5/29/2016 9:20:56 PM
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At 5/28/2016 2:58:50 AM, TheGreatAndPowerful wrote:
At 5/26/2016 5:20:35 PM, ButterCatX wrote:
.-.-.... .---..-. .--..-.- .---.-.. .---.-.. .----..- ..-..... .--.-..- .--.--.- .---.... .---..-. .--..-.- .---..-- .---..-- .--.-..- .---.--. .--..-.- ..-.--.. ..-..... .----..- .--.---- .---.-.- ..-..... .---..-- .--...-- .---..-. .---.-.- .--...-.

Decrypt, now. Please time yourself. It's only three levels of encryption but I wrote one with five levels before.

"Pretty impressive, you scrub"

For the record, that's encoding, not encryption.

It is encoded using an encryption.
I bet fanfics are already being posted on random blogs about us.-Vaarka

Butters preformed his duty to the town and died with honor, he helped us kill scum, so we know have to go and make sure his death wasn't in vain and win this game for him.-lannan13

All hail the great and mighty Butters, who died for our inactive cause.-Vaarka

fuckith offith, lol.-Ore(talking to me)

And guess what happened to FT? He got raped to death.-Xlav

You are so obviously town I love you man.-VOT