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by NumberGuy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2104: "Biff Tannen"
Replies: 42
Views: 11472

Re: 2104: "Biff Tannen"

As a BTTF fan, I'll say that this must be most disappointing comic titled "Biff Tannen" that ever appeared on the face of the earth.

This thread, though, is wonderful. Totally worth it.

Thanks to all of you.
by NumberGuy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2095: "Marsiforming"
Replies: 31
Views: 7187

Re: 2095: "Marsiforming"

xtifr wrote:Does it bug you when "terrific" is used to describe things that don't inspire terror?


Of course it bugs me. It scares the sh*t out of me. It's quite terrific.
by NumberGuy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Large Number Game
Replies: 20
Views: 3372

Re: The Large Number Game

The growth rate is about the same, because any C program can be translated into a Turing Machine of a similar size and vica versa. And using "Pentium cycles" instead "steps" doesn't change the end result by any significant amount. In other words: CPPs(n) < BB(kn)) for all n, give...
by NumberGuy
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

287 = 5!+5!+!5-5/5
by NumberGuy
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Large Number Game
Replies: 20
Views: 3372

Re: The Large Number Game

The Universe went into overflow?

-2
by NumberGuy
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

283 = 5!/.5 + !5 - 5/5
by NumberGuy
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up the powers of two in increasing bases
Replies: 19
Views: 4914

Re: Count up the powers of two in increasing bases

Wrong base I believe.

214=75C413=5D8414

And the next one:

9A98
by NumberGuy
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Large Number Game
Replies: 20
Views: 3372

Re: The Large Number Game

We're way past that now

(No idea where we are exactly, to be honest, but Rayo is already much stronger than BB)
by NumberGuy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)
Replies: 150
Views: 15710

Re: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)

(2,1,1)(1,1)(1)2 = (2,1,1)(1,1)4 = (2,1,1)(4)4
by NumberGuy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)
Replies: 150
Views: 15710

Re: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)

(1,3,5)(7)9
by NumberGuy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

281 = 5*L(5+5+5) / 5!!
by NumberGuy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

278 = 55.5 * 5 + .5
by NumberGuy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Large Number Game
Replies: 20
Views: 3372

Re: The Large Number Game

Probably bigger than Emlightened's number, but nobody knows for sure.
by NumberGuy
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

!(5+5/5)+5+5
by NumberGuy
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

273 = !(5+5/5) + 5!/5!!
by NumberGuy
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Large Number Game
Replies: 20
Views: 3372

Re: The Large Number Game

phillip1882 wrote:lets end this quickly.
tree(3)


puny.

In the pair-sequence notation:

(0,0)(1,1)(2,2)[10] :mrgreen:
by NumberGuy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

264 = !(5+5/5) - 5/5
by NumberGuy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)
Replies: 150
Views: 15710

Re: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)

:mrgreen:

(1,2,3)(4,5)(6)7
by NumberGuy
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

262 = !(5+5/5) - √(!(-.5√.5))
by NumberGuy
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)
Replies: 150
Views: 15710

Re: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)

Hey! I haven't defined (1,1,x) yet!

For a,b,c,n>0 integers:

(a,b,c+1)n = (a,b,c)(a,b,c)...(a,b,c)n with n (a,b,c)'s
(a,b+1,1)n = (a,b,n)n
(a+1,1,1)n = (a,n,n)n

(a,b,c) grows like w2*a+w*(b-1)+(c-1) in the fast growing hierarchy.

And my number is (1,2,1)121
by NumberGuy
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 62274

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

Oh dear... You're telling me there are different versions of ϑ too? And to farther add to the confusion, I've just checked Buchholz's original article and it seems that Deedlit's version of ψ is abit different: The original allows only addition and previous values of ψ, while Deedlit's version also ...
by NumberGuy
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)
Replies: 150
Views: 15710

Re: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)

(1,1,1)(2,2)3
by NumberGuy
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

256 = (5!/π(5!))(5-5/5)
by NumberGuy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

254 = 5! + 5! + 5!! - 5/5
by NumberGuy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 62274

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

BTW I don't really see what's so "ugly" about the Buchholz ψ.

It's probably a matter of personal taste, but to me personally ψ seems far more intuitive then ϑ, which jumps around counting fixed points. This can get really confusing very quickly.
by NumberGuy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 62274

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

Surely you meant "ϑ(α) < ϑ(ϑ β (α))" as a strict inequality? Which, of-course, only makes sense because ϑ isn't continuous and in fact it is 1-on-1. Additionally, Rathjen uses ψ in place of ϑ in most of his works, which seem to be the standard reference besides the Wikipedia article and De...
by NumberGuy
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 62274

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

I've spent the last few hours trying to make sense of it. Apparently, ψ(x) gets "stuck" between x=ψ 1 (Ω 2 ) and x=Ω 2 . So all the following expressions are actually the same ordinal: ψ(ψ 1 (ψ 2 (0))) , ψ(ψ 1 (ψ 2 (ψ 3 (0)))) , ψ(ψ 1 (ψ 2 (ψ 3 (ψ 4 (0))))) ... In fact, they are all equal ...
by NumberGuy
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 62274

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

Wait a second.

What *is* the limit of ψ(0), ψ(ψ1(0)), ψ(ψ12(0))), ψ(ψ123(0))))... ?
by NumberGuy
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 62274

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

ψ(Ωω) is not the limit of ψ(0), ψ(ψ1(0)), ψ(ψ12(0))), ψ(ψ123(0))))..., but is the limit of ψ(ψ1(0)), ψ(ψ2(0)), ψ(ψ3(0))...


That makes sense. Thanks!
by NumberGuy
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

250 = 5! + 5! + π(5*5+5)
by NumberGuy
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)
Replies: 150
Views: 15710

Re: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)

Daggoth wrote:{11,12,13,14}


Isn't that about (1,1,1)14? If so, it isn't larger than Emlightened's number.

{11,12,13,{14,15,16}} ~ (1,1,1)(1,1)16
by NumberGuy
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 62274

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

Depends on the definitions; ψ's a bit ugly (compared to ϑ, and with respect to ordinals, not fundamental sequences), so I'm not too familiar with it, but: (a) It depends on whether the ψ function is continuous; ψ(Ω 2 ) is larger if ψ is continuous and probably smaller if ψ jumps about. (b) Definite...
by NumberGuy
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)
Replies: 962
Views: 62274

Re: "My number is bigger!" (Remake)

While I'm working on a notation to beat the current champion, a question to anybody who might now:

What is the ordinal ψ(Ω2)? And is it bigger or smaller than

(a) ψ(ψ1234(0))))?
(b) ψ(Ωω)
by NumberGuy
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle
Replies: 298
Views: 25345

Re: Count up with the Five Fives puzzle

248 = π(!√(!5+5)) - 5*√(!5+5)
by NumberGuy
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)
Replies: 150
Views: 15710

Re: My number is bigger! (New Everyman version)

{10,10,10,10} ~ (1,1,1)10

If I remember right, this is the number Bowers calls "The General"

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