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Oct 13, 2008, 08:41 PM
 
I can't get past 3.33

Click on the picture for the "game".

     
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Oct 13, 2008, 08:50 PM
 
I thought I was awesome until I saw my score of 6.38.

You win.
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 09:03 PM
 
The very first one was appalling; after that I improved a bit. Still only so-so:



(Note the 0.0, though )
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 09:36 PM
 
First time way off. 6 something cuz I didn't understand a couple of the tests.

2nd time 2.69.

Third time 1.91.

     
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Oct 13, 2008, 09:38 PM
 
Ok, not so good for me.

Of course, this was my first try...

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Oct 13, 2008, 09:45 PM
 
5.0 on the first try.
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 10:02 PM
 
6.18 (depression)
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 10:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
6.18 (depression)
I did worse than that on my first try.

But with a little practice and a positive attitude, you might just become as totally frickin' awesome as me in this very important and world-changing game.
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 11:00 PM
 
Code:
Your inaccuracy by category: Parallelogram 2.0 4.5 5.1 Midpoint 1.4 1.0 1.0 Bisect angle 4.7 1.1 6.9 Triangle center 3.1 0.7 1.9 Circle center 2.2 2.2 4.1 Right angle 2.1 1.9 2.6 Convergence 2.2 0.0 1.0 Average error: 2.46 (lower is better)
Curse you parallelogram!!
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 11:11 PM
 
You mean that you can get something other then 0 in this game?
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 11:24 PM
 
3.5
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 11:37 PM
 
Second time was a bit better.

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Your inaccuracy by category: Parallelogram 3.2 4.5 6.0 Midpoint 3.2 2.2 5.4 Bisect angle 0.3 1.5 5.9 Triangle center 4.8 5.9 6.4 Circle center 5.0 5.8 6.1 Right angle 5.0 0.3 2.5 Convergence 1.4 1.0 1.4 Average error: 3.70 (lower is better)
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 11:53 PM
 
Your inaccuracy by category:
Parallelogram 9.0 5.0 2.2
Midpoint 2.8 3.2 3.2
Bisect angle 9.2 2.9 0.2
Triangle center 1.8 7.6 2.5
Circle center 3.0 2.8 5.8
Right angle 1.0 0.3 0.8
Convergence 1.0 1.4 1.0
Average error: 3.18 (lower is better)

My best score after about 30 tries.... ugh.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:18 AM
 
Notes:

1) It helps to remember the point that is the closest to all three sides is the intersection of the angle bisectors, not the perpendicular bisectors (whoops)

2) After going through the steps once, my average was pretty good. After doing it twice, my average went way up (especially after I got a 17 on the last test ). I'll take my 4.39 and go to bed.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
30 tries
Ouch. How long did that take?
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 02:00 AM
 
6.30 - with a couple of 0.0s and crushing 20+ scores.
But it's late, maybe tomorrow I'll do better.
"Faster, faster! 'Till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." - HST
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 02:14 AM
 
I uhh... forgot exactly what my score was, but 7 something sounds right. First try. And bookmarked to try again later.
I'm on MacNN forums, but no longer have a Mac...
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 03:51 AM
 
Parallelogram 2.0 3.2 4.5
Midpoint 2.2 4.0 2.2
Bisect angle 0.9 0.2 0.6
Triangle center 4.9 2.2 4.4
Circle center 3.0 1.4 2.2
Right angle 3.0 0.0 3.1
Convergence 2.0 2.2 1.0


Average error: 2.34 (lower is better)
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Oct 14, 2008, 07:23 AM
 
3.48 - second attempt

"Learn to swim"
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 07:34 AM
 
Figured being awake and not doing this at three in morning while lying in bed might be an advantage:


Was doing so well, until I royally screwed up that blasted convergence thing in the second round and dipped far below 2.

Made it to that top ten thingy, though:
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 10:55 AM
 
2.13, one try

i did best on the right angle.
one post closer to five stars
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:40 PM
 
Parallelogram 1.0 2.2 7.1
Midpoint 0.0 2.0 1.0
Bisect angle 6.7 1.9 0.7
Triangle center 1.6 5.1 4.0
Circle center 1.4 1.0 1.0
Right angle 2.4 0.7 0.9
Convergence 7.1 3.0 5.0

Average error: 2.66 (lower is better)

Did better the second time.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:41 PM
 
3.46, one try
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:48 PM
 
Having slipped up and also not understood one of the tests properly I got an abysmal score.

However, I can eyeball a 1/16th of a an inch deflection in a 20 foot long beam so I think my eyeballing skills are excellent, just not in this 2D mouse-driven game.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I can eyeball a 1/16th of a an inch deflection in a 20 foot long beam
Make this into a Flash game so you can pwn all your internet friends.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:52 PM
 
I already do that with Halo 3
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:55 PM
 
You made Halo 3 into a flash game?
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
First time way off. 6 something cuz I didn't understand a couple of the tests.

2nd time 2.69.

Third time 1.91.

Tried it again on a Windows machine.

Your inaccuracy by category:

Parallelogram 2.0 4.0 4.1
Midpoint 2.2 1.4 1.0
Bisect angle 2.7 3.5 1.0
Triangle center 3.2 1.7 0.6
Circle center 2.0 1.0 2.2
Right angle 1.2 0.8 0.1
Convergence 2.0 1.0 2.8

Average error: 1.93 (lower is better)


Best of the last 500 games: (more)

1.02
1.69
1.71 Feijão-Sou Foda
1.84 kaw
1.93 Eug
1.95 POOONNTAANGG ME
1.95 d_fedor
1.97 d_fedor
2.20 Mike Y
2.23 drgenz

Best scores on this computer:

1.93 Eug


Apparently, I'm better than ********.

EDIT: Heh. That word at 1.95 is starred out by MacNN, if you use the usual spelling.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 12:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
You made Halo 3 into a flash game?
You don't get a real response until you accept my friend request.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
You made Halo 3 into a flash game?
And they said you couldn't read.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
You don't get a real response until you accept my friend request.
That would require me actually logging into XBL, which I haven't done since I made the account. Unfortunately, focusing my time on awesome manly things such as motorcycles, women, and Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems has left me little time for kiddie games.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:03 PM
 
These are the best years of your life. You really should be wasting them playing video games.
     
Laminar
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
These are the best years of your life. You really should be wasting them playing video games.
I really hope this isn't as good as it gets...I'd assuming things will be a bit better in a couple years when I actually have a salary and a chance to pay off some of my debt.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I really hope this isn't as good as it gets...I'd assuming things will be a bit better in a couple years when I actually have a salary and a chance to pay off some of my debt.
If you have more free time then, you're doing something wrong now.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
If you have more free time then, you're doing something wrong now.
So I suppose pursuing a degree in engineering would be "something wrong."
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:20 PM
 
That depends on how much time it's taking up.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
That depends on how much time it's taking up.
I had far more free time working 45-50 hours a week as an engineer than I do now that I'm back in school.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:26 PM
 
That's awful.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
That's awful.
For example. Today:

-Up at 7, shower get ready, bike to class by 8.
-Actually pay attention in class, still do poorly on the quiz because I decided to go to bed by 12 instead of continue studying
-Work from 9:30-5. In that time, write a lab report, read two books and write a report on each of them, due by 6:00 tonight
-Class again from 6-7:30
-Meet with lab partners from 7:30-8:30 to work on lab report
-Participate in online meeting via AIM from 8:30-9:45 to discuss group project progress
-9:45+, begin working on prelab assignment for lab tomorrow, research topics for discussion in class tomorrow, think about starting super-long prelab assignment for class Thursday, but give up and go to bed

Repeat.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 01:52 PM
 
I'm very prescient.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 02:05 PM
 
Your inaccuracy by category:
Parallelogram 1.0 1.4 1.0
Midpoint 1.0 1.4 1.0
Bisect angle 2.9 0.6 1.1
Triangle center 6.0 3.7 4.1
Circle center 2.2 3.6 4.5
Right angle 0.7 0.4 0.6
Convergence 2.8 11.4 2.2
Average error: 2.55 (lower is better)
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 02:18 PM
 
Oh, I guess we're all about being on topic here.

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Your inaccuracy by category: Parallelogram 2.0 1.0 7.0 Midpoint 5.8 2.8 3.6 Bisect angle 1.0 2.3 0.8 Triangle center 8.4 1.7 2.3 Circle center 3.2 2.2 3.2 Right angle 2.4 4.3 0.6 Convergence 1.4 5.8 3.0 Average error: 3.09 (lower is better)
With that, it's off to fake a couple book reports.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 02:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
That would require me actually logging into XBL, which I haven't done since I made the account. Unfortunately, focusing my time on awesome manly things such as motorcycles, women, and Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems has left me little time for kiddie games.
You have to turn in your man card now: Evidence
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 02:57 PM
 
What...movie quotes aren't allowed?
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 02:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
That depends on how much time it's taking up.
Oh yeah, another fun fact. I spent a good portion of last Saturday working on group projects and not reading the books that I have to turn in reports on in 4 hours. I went out for a few beers for my roommate's birthday, then went back to the campus computer lab to finish some simulations at around midnight. Luckily the computer lab is open 24 hours.
     
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Oct 16, 2008, 08:14 PM
 
Your inaccuracy by category:
Parallelogram 18.0 3.6 2.2
Midpoint 2.2 1.4 8.9
Bisect angle 8.5 0.1 1.8
Triangle center 1.5 5.5 12.1
Circle center 2.2 4.0 5.0
Right angle 0.2 7.0 11.0
Convergence 3.2 2.0 12.6
Average error: 5.38

1st try. got impatient. I'm drinking
     
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Oct 17, 2008, 11:41 AM
 
4.49 first try. Not bad. I wonder if the artists did better than the mathematicians.
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Oct 17, 2008, 03:33 PM
 
It's really not about math, there aren't any figures to work with. At best, the mathematician can tell me what shape I'm looking it, but it already says that at the top of the screen. Anyway, here's my eye:

     
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Oct 17, 2008, 04:53 PM
 
OK, artist or architect.
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Oct 17, 2008, 06:36 PM
 
i got a 69
     
   
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