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Difficulty: Hard Monday, April 3, 2006

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CHAT LOG for Monday, April 3, 2006

12:00 am
comat0se

booya
12:00 am
sellout

Yes! A hard one!
12:00 am
Debs40ish

Makes a change!
12:00 am
Chameleon

yaaay
12:06 am
Christopher

Here is a little article I have been working on. Please let me know what you think. It is still a work in progress. http://www.crjones.us/sudoku-rankings.html
12:09 am
sprite

The end of the realm of the easy ones :)
12:10 am
Debs40ish

Morning SPrite
12:10 am
sprite

Hi Debs :)
12:11 am
Debs40ish

Have your children broken up from school for Easter yet?
12:12 am
sprite

No, they have changed Easter Holidays in Holland. They only are free on the easter days itself, and then begin May they have 2 whole weeks off.
12:12 am
Debs40ish

Ours have two weeks off now and another week off or two (can't remember) at end of May...
12:13 am
Debs40ish

They have May Day off too...
12:13 am
sprite

Totally different schedule of holidays, apparantly. Good we are not planning on going somewhere together, lol.
12:13 am
Debs40ish

But Daughters starting her GCSE's so she'll be leaving school beg of May and just goign back for her exams..
12:13 am
Debs40ish

lol
12:14 am
Debs40ish

I'm off to Turkey on 24th ...
12:14 am
sprite

Great! Hope you have a marvelous time. What's GCSE?
12:15 am
Debs40ish

Its General Certificate of Secondary Education... then depending on what grades they choose college or stay on at school or work if they want to..
12:16 am
sprite

Thanks :)
My kids are 8 and almost 10, so that would be called primary education, I think.
12:16 am
Debs40ish

My youngest is 15... going on 38!
12:16 am
sprite

:)
12:17 am
sellout

Wooo
12:17 am
sellout

Done :) Pretty good one tonight
12:18 am
sprite

WTG sellout!
12:18 am
Debs40ish

Gawd..that was quick!
12:19 am
sprite

Methinks the ladies chat too much, LOL.
12:19 am
Debs40ish

Yeah well.... it's all fun...lol
12:19 am
sprite

I agree :D
12:29 am
sprite

Got to get my kids ready for school. Back later :)
12:30 am
Debs40ish

Cya Sprite...tc
12:40 am
Debs40ish

All finished.... :)
12:43 am
Chameleon

sheesh
12:43 am
Chameleon

wtg Debs
12:43 am
Debs40ish

Thanks Cham....
12:44 am
Chameleon

8s are nasty
12:45 am
Debs40ish

Just read Christophers page re Rankings.... I still don't get it... I must just be thick or sommat!
12:46 am
Debs40ish

Anyway who cares about rankings...It's only a game.. a bit of a laff...
12:48 am
Chameleon

just read it now
12:48 am
Debs40ish

You understand any of it?
12:48 am
Chameleon

nice system, Christopher!
12:49 am
Debs40ish

Obviously you do....lol
12:49 am
Chameleon

it sounds better than what these guys set up here
12:49 am
btwrt

i agree, debs. i enjoy playing the game - who cares what my rank is ;)
12:49 am
Debs40ish

Glad someone does bt.... Just file me under idiot I don't care.....lol
12:50 am
Chameleon

naaah
12:50 am
Chameleon

you always finish way sooner
12:50 am
Chameleon

than me
12:50 am
Chameleon

you're no idiot
12:50 am
Debs40ish

But then I've just had a nights sleep...
12:50 am
Debs40ish

Oh I am... I was married once... so must be!
12:50 am
Chameleon

hahaha
12:51 am
Debs40ish

Well twice actually so that makes me insane!
12:51 am
Chameleon

I'm a natural night owl.
12:51 am
Debs40ish

I hope your head don't twist round!
12:51 am
Chameleon

only when I'm ticked off
12:52 am
Debs40ish

lol
12:52 am
Debs40ish

Well I'd better shut up and leave you all to your game... have fun ...
12:53 am
btwrt

thx ;)
12:53 am
Chameleon

naaah
12:53 am
Chameleon

talk's good
12:53 am
sprite

Fun is good :D
12:53 am
Debs40ish

It can be.....:p
12:55 am
Debs40ish

Right I'm gonna go tangle or sommat... Take care, be happy, smile... and don't take all this too seriously..Lifes too short ((((hugs rom England)))
12:55 am
sprite

I wonder... I have been insanely happily married for almost 10 years now and don't want to stop... what does that make me? ;)
12:56 am
Debs40ish

Ermmmm.........
12:56 am
Debs40ish

Dillusional!.....lol
12:56 am
btwrt

sprite - what's your secret?
12:56 am
Chameleon

see-ya' Debs
12:56 am
Debs40ish

They live in seperate houses maybe!
12:57 am
Debs40ish

It was nice being married... just hated the husband bit....
12:57 am
sprite

Communication. And humour. We quit the "you must understand without me saying" game long ago. And we laugh a lot.
12:57 am
btwrt

ahh! good idea. i need to oust that game too ;) sage advice.
12:57 am
Debs40ish

I used to laugh at my ex a lot...
12:58 am
btwrt

haha debs
12:58 am
Debs40ish

Bless him..... with a brick preferably......
1:00 am
Chameleon

ok..must go cuddle
1:00 am
Chameleon

will return in the morrow
1:00 am
Debs40ish

Aww... your hubby?
1:00 am
btwrt

aww k g'night :)
1:00 am
Chameleon

sorta..yeah
1:00 am
sprite

Lol Debs!
Another advice that is actually fun: read a book by the Peases. 'Why men don't listen and women can't read maps' is one of them. It's funny and you will recognise a lot of the mechanisms that make you fight... and after reading it you will accept that men... well... are just men. And women... errrr... are just women. We speak different languages, our brains work in a different way and we must learn to tell eachother what WE think is obvious as hell :)
1:01 am
Chameleon

ni-nights
1:01 am
sprite

Cuddles. Those work miracles too :)
1:01 am
Debs40ish

I read Men are from Mars.. Women from Venus.... Just never figured out who the hell decided to shove us all on earth!
1:03 am
btwrt

oh i wish there were cuddles where i'm going in a few mins. thanx for the book advice debs, i'm looking it up on amazon ;)
1:03 am
btwrt

i mean, sprite, haha, not debs - ouie i need to get to bed
1:03 am
Debs40ish

lol
1:03 am
sprite

Yeah, that's a popularised copycat thing of the work of the Peases. They did an extensive and scientific research on the differences between men and women. One of their one-liners: "Making love is what women do while they are being f*cked by a men"
1:03 am
Debs40ish

So you looking for a man bt?
1:04 am
Debs40ish

Or while women decide what colour to paint bedroom!
1:04 am
btwrt

lol no, i've got one. NO MORE MEN PLEASE. lol that's a good quote, sprite
1:05 am
Debs40ish

What is it about Men that bring out the worst in women!
1:05 am
Debs40ish

Them having a pulse maybe!
1:05 am
levi.b

sounds scientific alright
1:05 am
Debs40ish

Only jokingggggggggggggg.......
1:05 am
Debs40ish

Well kinda...lol
1:06 am
btwrt

lol
1:06 am
Debs40ish

Oh I love men really....
1:06 am
Debs40ish

Just detest the ones I married.....
1:07 am
btwrt

in the immortal words of *several women in my acquaintance together* "if *insert husband here* ever dies and i start considering marriage again, SHOOT ME IN THE HEAD"
1:07 am
Debs40ish

lol
1:08 am
sprite

We have this running gag at home. I used to get mad at my husband when he couldn't find something AGAIN. Once I said: "You just don't know how to LOOK for things."
He said: "I am GREAT at looking for things. I just stink at finding them."
So now he calls me and says: "I have looked for my glasses. Could you please find them now?"
1:08 am
Debs40ish

My ex doesn't like it cos I wont speak to him.. Told him I'm quite happy to do so through a medium!
1:08 am
Debs40ish

lol@Sprite
1:09 am
Debs40ish

Must be some men on here keeping very quiet.....
1:09 am
sprite

They are solving a sudoku. So they don't chat. It's just us women who do everything at the same time and wonder why on earth men don't do the same :)
1:10 am
Debs40ish

They can't multi-task...
1:10 am
Debs40ish

Well unless it's watching football and drinking a beer!
1:10 am
sandr

sprite thats whats called a"man look"
1:10 am
sprite

Nope. And we can't tunnelvision.
1:10 am
nitrox

anything and girl watching... we're very good at that :)
1:11 am
Debs40ish

I wish I ex had had tunnel vision when I tried to ram him from the side in my car!
1:11 am
sprite

LOL! So true. Comes naturally, right? ;)
1:11 am
btwrt

ahh well. g'night all :)
1:11 am
sprite

Night bt :)
1:11 am
nitrox

nope... skill carefully developed during high school. but it stays with you for life
1:11 am
Debs40ish

Definition of a batchelor... some bloke waiing to make a womans life hell!
1:12 am
Debs40ish

Nite BT.... enjoy your cuddles....lol
1:13 am
sprite

Good work, nitrox :)
Actually, my love and I are making eachother's life more fun... it can be done, you know :D
1:13 am
Debs40ish

I'm pleased for you Sprite... It's nice to know you and your hubby are happy...
1:15 am
Debs40ish

Am really gonna go now...lol Cya all tomorrow ((hugs))
1:16 am
sprite

I just count my blessings ;)
My former boyfriend drank, so I also know about frustrating relationships... and wanting to kill him... twice if possible ;)
1:27 am
sprite

Done! :) Bye all.
1:39 am
Krys10

I'm so sorry I arrived late for this chat!
1:39 am
Krys10

and now I am hading to bed.
1:40 am
Krys10

heading to bed. too much port tonight, m'afraid :)
1:40 am
Atalante

not a bad thing!
1:40 am
Krys10

only when typos matter!!
1:40 am
Atalante

and that's only in babble not here ;)
1:42 am
Krys10

I've quit babble since this site opened - quicker, most days, and my brain is more sudoku-oriented anyway
1:42 am
Atalante

ah well then don't worry about tpyos!
1:43 am
Krys10

*grin
1:51 am
131313

this wasn't that hard, considering its rated "hard"
1:51 am
morgan

good morning guys!
1:59 am
GingerUK

I do this first and if I've time i go to Babble
2:00 am
mallika sen

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
2:01 am
GingerUK

Hi Mallika sen
2:01 am
mallika sen

hi
2:02 am
mallika sen

good orning
2:03 am
kadee

I'm new at this. Can someone share a strategy once you've done all the "obvious"?
2:05 am
Moozey

good morning
2:06 am
caderoux

Try http://shrinkster.com/dmq
2:07 am
GingerUK

morning caderoux
2:08 am
caderoux

morning
2:13 am
kadee

Okay, on the top line the second digit could be a 3,5, or 8; the 3rd digit can be a 3 or 8; and the last digit can be a 5 or 8; how can I deduct which goes where or do I simply need more info?
2:14 am
GingerUK

last digit can also be a 3 ...
2:15 am
kadee

no it can't, because there's a 3 in the 6th row
2:16 am
caderoux

mark em all up wuth shift-click green
2:18 am
GingerUK

kadee ??? are we looking at the same square here... I thought you meant c2 r3 ... the 6th row doesn't affet it... yet!
2:18 am
epsurreal

i don't think someone can really teach you how to play in these chat messages, kadee. I looked at shrinkster.com/dmq from caderoux's link and it was really helpful.
2:18 am
kadee

thanks
2:20 am
kadee

thanks for the tip on the shift click green!
2:21 am
caderoux

we can help explain those techniques but hard to know your exposure, so I gave the link - this puzzle not reuiring any advanced techniques *yet)
2:22 am
GingerUK

I'm having trouble with the intermediate techniques LOL
2:22 am
caderoux

;-)
2:27 am
sellout

I wish there were four puzzles a day, one for every difficulty level...
2:27 am
caderoux

done is about an hour
2:29 am
caderoux

maybe if it did auto marking, I could get through 4 here in a day
2:29 am
GingerUK

I did the medium yesterday... not sure if I've finished a hard yet!
2:29 am
sellout

Ah but that's why it's a challenge :)
2:30 am
GingerUK

I wouldn't stand a chance of 4 a day
2:31 am
sellout

I am an addict what can I say
2:31 am
sellout

Haha
2:31 am
caderoux

I find the mechanics tedious
2:33 am
caderoux

I'm basically down to one a day - here - I justify the extra time here by not doing any others
2:33 am
GingerUK

Caderoux, if you use checkmarks do you find it easier to use definite possibilities, definitely nots or both?
2:35 am
caderoux

possibilities only - today I ended up yping into simple sudoku after marking up because there was too much green - then a naked pair showed up and the whole thing collapsed
2:35 am
caderoux

What I do is try to get as many as possible before marking up
2:35 am
caderoux

Then I mark up
2:36 am
GingerUK

:-O I downloaded simple sudoku but I can't figure how to do your own puzzle......
2:36 am
caderoux

Then I look for locked candidates and pairs
2:38 am
caderoux

When eveything is guaranteed to be marked up, and I get a single - I shift click to remove hat digit from the other cells in row column and box.
2:38 am
GingerUK

I have been most successful recently by inserting definites then using one number at a time and marking it up and looking for patterns etc.... doesn't help much with doubles though
2:38 am
caderoux

yup
2:39 am
GingerUK

I often try one option for a double then it goes wrong further down the line and I forget what i was trying :\ !!!
2:39 am
caderoux

as more green singles appear, they cause more and more green singles to appear. once it is all green singles, I convert to black
2:39 am
Atalante

hi and bye :) nice puzzle! running over to babble now!
2:39 am
caderoux

never do that
2:39 am
GingerUK

Hi and bye Atlante
2:40 am
caderoux

but you could use red to do that without losing all your markup
2:40 am
Lamancha

'mornin all
2:40 am
GingerUK

yeah, that's true
2:40 am
GingerUK

morning lamancha
2:41 am
Lamancha

easy hard or nightmare hard today?
2:42 am
caderoux

easy hard
2:43 am
caderoux

as far as typing into simple sudoku - click cell, press number, repeat ten go to file...start
2:43 am
GingerUK

caderoux, how do you put this grid into SS... if i click new it just puts one of it's own choice in!
2:44 am
GingerUK

thanks, you preempted my question ;0
2:44 am
caderoux

new is a whole new randomly generated puzzle.
2:45 am
GingerUK

ah!! <blush>
2:47 am
mallika sen


done
2:53 am
caderoux

night
2:55 am
GingerUK

night
3:22 am
morgan

damned! this sucks
3:26 am
trioptimum

this looked easy at first glance...
3:29 am
RobG

morning
3:29 am
Adr41n

Hi folks .. my first msg, been here for a few weeks tho!
3:31 am
trioptimum

hi Adr41n
3:32 am
Adr41n

Should be working, but they've broken the network at work so it's more of a notwork!
3:32 am
trioptimum

bad news for the business, good news for you
3:33 am
Adr41n

Nothing else to do but try this...
3:34 am
GingerUK

have fun adrA1n
3:37 am
LdyVxn

just finished have a great day
3:37 am
GingerUK

you too
3:37 am
trioptimum

thanks ldyvxn, but it's a monday, the chances are slim
3:43 am
morgan

trioptimum: at first sight it looked very easy...
3:50 am
Linda

well, it's like this, i've put in all possibilities and still can't do it. wot to do now?
3:50 am
Psycho_Puppy

Save it and make a guess.
3:50 am
RobG

nooo
3:50 am
Linda

but guesses never work!
3:50 am
RobG

you never need to guess
3:50 am
rcheramy

guessing shouldnt be necessary...
3:50 am
Psycho_Puppy

Well if you keep startin' from the checkpoint, sooner or later you'll make a good guess.
3:51 am
Psycho_Puppy

No, it shouldn't. But if she can't work it out from possibilities then it's an option.
3:51 am
RobG

you may as well use a program to do it then
3:51 am
RobG

if you're just going to brute-force it
3:52 am
levi.b

look at the probabilities, based on the numbers of probabilities, there's only a certain amount of boxes available, you can rule out numbers like that
3:52 am
levi.b

http://www.sudokuoftheday.com/pages/technique
s-6.php
3:52 am
Linda

i'm off again - missed one
3:54 am
levi.b

in other words, you can't have 4 "potentials" for 3 boxes
3:55 am
Linda

still managed to go wrong some where. off to do some jobs but will be back later!
3:59 am
GingerUK

YAY done!!!!
4:00 am
GingerUK

my quickest ever!!
4:02 am
morgan

congratulations
4:04 am
RobG

ah, i've gone wrong
4:05 am
peternl

hmm, hard
4:05 am
peternl

wd Ginger
4:07 am
peternl

hmm, the start isnt too hard
4:11 am
rcheramy

start comes easy then things get a little tougher.
4:27 am
peternl

ok, it is slowing down a bit
4:32 am
peternl

A couple more 8s would be nice
4:41 am
morgan

btw.: what means "CT" (after the hour). I know for example that "GMT" stands for "Greenwich Mean Time" and "CET" for "central European Time" but what means "CT"?
4:42 am
Vega

Central Time in the USA.
4:42 am
morgan

oh i got it.
4:42 am
peternl

central time I believe
4:42 am
morgan

"central time" . oha. thanks. where is that? new york?
4:42 am
rcheramy

4 squares left and I've got an error... grr.
4:43 am
peternl

Chicago probably
4:43 am
peternl

Chicago probably
4:44 am
peternl

remember to think like an american "central" means central USA (like there is somewhere else?)
4:44 am
Vega

Heh. Although make that the eastern part of central; the western part of central is covered by Mountain Time.
4:45 am
peternl

Mind you I always though it was amusing that North Western Uni was in Chicago - well, it was "Western" at the time ;-)
4:47 am
Vega

Did someone say earlier that they had 4 squares and got a problem? Me too.
4:49 am
rcheramy

ya... sucks
4:49 am
rcheramy

column 1,7 1,9 5,3 4,9
4:50 am
Vega

Err, I don't understand that notation. =P
4:50 am
rcheramy

col 1 row 7
4:50 am
rcheramy

1 row 9
4:50 am
Vega

Ahh, I see... yeah, those.
4:50 am
rcheramy

you had the same probs?
4:51 am
Vega

Oh, wait. 1,7 and 1,9 were probs, but not the other two. Can't remember now. *gone back to checkpoint*
4:51 am
rcheramy

I started over...
4:51 am
rcheramy

checkpoint bleh
4:54 am
Vega

Ah, got it. Done - easy, apart from that blunder.
5:02 am
morgan

oh thanks for the information about chicago time :-) ANFSCD: i think the puzzle today was a lot easier that the one yesterday.
5:55 am
hang

same for me.. easier from yesterday
6:33 am
peternl

done
6:33 am
peternl

that was pretty straight forward
6:37 am
NJL

Hi all
6:38 am
anonorama

hi
6:54 am
NJL

that was actually surprisingly easy
6:55 am
anonorama

it's not striking me that way. :)
6:56 am
HatesTheInternet

Got all the 1s in 10 seconds
6:56 am
anonorama

the 1s went fast for me too
7:00 am
NJL

I only ever put in possible numbers when there are only 2 options in the cell
7:00 am
HatesTheInternet

same here
7:00 am
HatesTheInternet

otherwise i get confused
7:00 am
Psycho_Puppy

I don't normally put in possibilities because it gets too crowded!
7:01 am
Psycho_Puppy

Straight and simple is the way to go, for me..
7:01 am
NJL

it also becomes obvious that 2 numbers can only be in 2 places and therfore no other numbers can go there
7:03 am
NJL

time to do some cleaning up before bed
7:03 am
jdog

Lovely, I do a "Hard-3" puzzle and my "Cream of the crop" number goes down.
7:03 am
NJL

Have a great night
7:04 am
jdog

Illogical stat for a puzzle based on logic. Oh well.
7:04 am
Psycho_Puppy

Lol.
7:06 am
jdog

also my "Village Elders" number went from 22 to 24 after doing a 3-hard. Do I misunderstand how it's working?
7:07 am
Psycho_Puppy

I dunno how it all works. It's too confusing for me!
7:07 am
jdog

maybe they're added after midnight? cuz yesterday my ranking was off, and today it added a 2, which was the size of yesterday's medium.
7:07 am
jdog

or maybe you have to pay the $$$ to get the rankings to work right :-)
7:08 am
Psycho_Puppy

Could be. Doesn't explain why your Cream of the Crop went down after completing a 3-Hard though.
7:09 am
jdog

oh well. at least the sudoku is fun
7:09 am
Psycho_Puppy

Lol. Indeed. You tried today's Babble yet?
7:33 am
Ronin

doobie doobie doo
7:36 am
Psycho_Puppy

Lol.
7:38 am
Ronin

Sweet, got all the 1s
7:41 am
Psycho_Puppy

It's starts so easily. Although I think the fact that I keep getting distracted is making this a lot worse than it should be.
8:23 am
Limer

Holy smokes
8:23 am
Limer

Not right now
8:23 am
MrOoijer

this one seems very hard
8:24 am
Moozey

I can see a lot of green on my screen
8:27 am
dplass

stuck
8:41 am
macuser

Done!
8:44 am
Dave

done, it actually wasn't bad once I had all the greens out
8:50 am
MrOoijer

done :-)
9:13 am
uiklop

done
9:17 am
snlhartman

done...
9:24 am
xy

hisnthartman
9:25 am
xy

hidfgdfgdfdfgg
9:27 am
brainwidth

Done. I don't think this should have been rated hard.
9:40 am
lillshizz94

hi
10:02 am
yul

hello
10:14 am
Krys10

jdog, if you're still there: the rankings are updated when the puzzle flips, not instantly, so the three points you earned today will be registered in the rankings when the new puzzle is posted.
10:14 am
yul

truth
10:50 am
yul

done
11:16 am
lula

finished yeah
12:45 pm
Christopher

Some more thoughts about the ranking. If you get a chance, give it a look and tell me what you think. It's still a work in progress. http://www.crjones.us/sudoku-rankings.html
1:06 pm
UDbmas

Hi All. I am a newbie.
1:07 pm
Christopher

Welcome!
1:07 pm
btwrt

hi UD :)
1:08 pm
UDbmas

gee... my first online sudoku and I get a hard one...
1:19 pm
miller da killer

this one was much easier than hard, but that's ok because it adds 3 to my ranking. yay!
1:21 pm
Tomahawk

Hello there.
1:22 pm
spazzy

tomahawk, hey
1:22 pm
frogprincess

hi tomahawk and spazzy guess who!!!
1:23 pm
spazzy

hey frogprincess
1:23 pm
Tomahawk

how ya doin
1:23 pm
Tomahawk

spazzy's spazzin out
1:23 pm
spazzy

spazzin why?
1:24 pm
spazzy

sorry, otherpeople on this site....
1:24 pm
miller da killer

thus the name spazzy, duh!!!
1:24 pm
spazzy

riight...
1:24 pm
Tomahawk

of course
1:24 pm
miller da killer

i thought this was supposed to be sudoku you guys!
1:25 pm
Tomahawk

oh yeah
1:25 pm
Tomahawk

oh yeah
1:25 pm
spazzy

it is
1:25 pm
miller da killer

yeah, so get to work hawk!
1:25 pm
spazzy

it is
1:27 pm
spazzy

ok im totally confused... im outta here
1:28 pm
Tomahawk

see you guys a
1:28 pm
Tomahawk

see you guys later
1:30 pm
frogprincess

yeah totally lost
1:31 pm
Anj

Evening all : )
1:32 pm
lola

Hey babe! (((xx))) : )
1:33 pm
Anj

{{{xx}}} : ) Hi babe
1:34 pm
lola

How're you feeling?
1:35 pm
Anj

Better : ) Still a bit dodgy at times but they are getting less, thanks
1:38 pm
Anj

How's this one looking??
1:39 pm
lola

there are going to be tears before this is over... : /
1:40 pm
Anj

Hmm...8's a bit thin on the ground...
1:49 pm
Anj

'guess' what i'm going to do } )
1:50 pm
lola

you have no patience at all, do you?? : D
1:51 pm
Anj

I do, I do...I just don't like starting at subscripts looking for enlightenment! Instinct serves as well as logic sometimes : )
1:52 pm
lola

even if it defeats the object?
1:54 pm
Anj

Especially if it defeats the object : D
1:54 pm
lola

lol! ; )
1:57 pm
lola

you know, I get the feeling that I'm missing something really obvious on this one : /
2:01 pm
Anj

Hmmm...too many multiple choices and no obvious answer. The 'shouldn't have to look beyond your next move' argument is skating on thin ice at this point... : /
2:04 pm
levi.b

ah... done finally
2:04 pm
Anj

wtg levi : )
2:05 pm
UDbmas

YAY!!! Done.
2:07 pm
lola

Woot! : D
2:07 pm
Anj

See, a good guess works every time ; )
2:07 pm
lola

...how'd you know??
2:08 pm
Anj

I'm fitted with International Woot Recognition System : )
2:09 pm
lola

hee hee...know me that well already babe? ; )
2:11 pm
lola

have to go babe, K wants to watch a movie : )
2:12 pm
Anj

OK, i'm off to watch the footy in a mo too : ) Have fun xx
2:12 pm
lola

you too : ) xx
2:20 pm
System

anj - you gone?
2:20 pm
Anj

Not yet...
2:21 pm
System

oh, it's me hurshy
2:21 pm
System

dunno why it is saying System again
2:22 pm
System

anyway i wanted to say that you could do this one one move at a time... it was only that expert last week that you couldn't
2:22 pm
Anj

...get away. It's Tron isn'tit?? ; )
2:22 pm
System

i guess dr_g has a different philosophy of sudoku than websudoku.com
2:22 pm
System

who's Tron?
2:23 pm
Anj

Joke Hursh...lol. Maybe, but I can't see that move : D
2:24 pm
blad

tron is that guy that got sucked in a videogame
2:24 pm
System

can you... post what you've got on a website somewhere or something?
2:24 pm
System

can you... post what you've got on a website somewhere or something?
maybe i can help
2:24 pm
System

maybe i can help
2:24 pm
System

ugh it is being wacky
2:25 pm
System

oh i am a girl so i don't know much about videogames :)
2:25 pm
Anj

Blad, that's the one. The sort of film that could really benefit from a CGI makeover : )
2:25 pm
Anj

Hursh, I just like to poke the odds with a cattle prod } D
2:26 pm
System

oh it's a MOVIE... well i don't know much about movies about videogames either
2:26 pm
System

if you say so anj... i hate that but to each his own!
2:38 pm
davepeele

figured it out
2:39 pm
davepeele

woohoo!!!
2:44 pm
Anj

*bzzzt!* *smell of burning maths* *lopes into sunset with smug grin & marlboro*
2:49 pm
raerae7133

did somebody say Uwe Boll?
2:50 pm
blad

no tron
2:51 pm
guerro

well, i got all the 1s
2:57 pm
AdotB

wow i finally did it!
2:57 pm
raerae7133

good job :)
2:57 pm
raerae7133

I'm going to have a hard time with this one I think
2:58 pm
guerro

i am already having a hard time with it
2:58 pm
Rachel

that's because you're too busy being distracted by me over AIM :-)
2:58 pm
AdotB

that one was really hard for me
3:22 pm
wth

Meh...
3:28 pm
raerae7133

what the hell
3:28 pm
Rachel

having trouble?
3:28 pm
raerae7133

No
3:28 pm
Rachel

what's wrong?
3:28 pm
raerae7133

I was just saying what the hell (because there's someone on here named wth)
3:29 pm
Rachel

Oh
3:29 pm
Rachel

k :-)
3:29 pm
Rachel

I called you a dork, but it cut me off
3:35 pm
Rachel

done :)
3:44 pm
Chameleon

phew
3:44 pm
Chameleon

done
4:27 pm
ali22blu

finished, whoohoo!!
4:41 pm
jojomnky

yay finally
5:28 pm
Krys10

Anyone here have this guy's book and have an opinion?
http://www.howtosolveeverysudokupuzz
le.com/expr1.php
5:38 pm
Christopher

His site reads like an infomercial. I'm sure it has some good information in it but I'm not sure if it includes anything you couldn't already find on the internet.
5:40 pm
davidtoc

i've considered buying it in the past. what's he charging now, $17
5:41 pm
davidtoc

i figure if he's a sham, then if nothing else, you could always just plaster it all over the web.
5:45 pm
Christopher

true
5:59 pm
stormgren

done :)
6:50 pm
yul

christopher, I've looked at your ranking discussion page. I would like you to explane, please, why 0.8 and 0.2 multiplication in your preposed algorithms?
7:03 pm
yul

exuse my typos, English is not my first language
7:07 pm
misfire

Pretty much just using the hints from searching with google. Like: http://www.sudoku.org.uk/readertips.htm
7:58 pm
bandm

Well, that was a nice easy one to start with! Do they get more difficult sometimes?
8:11 pm
Krys10

interesting, the funky shaped puzzles! Printed out a "gentle" level puzzle to try later tonight...
8:34 pm
gray

The puzzle is flashing in Firefox
8:35 pm
gray

It looks like it is flashing the chat window over the puzzle every 5 seconds.
8:36 pm
grisham2107

hi gray..u got to upgrade ur firefox
8:37 pm
hurshy

hiya again scribble
8:37 pm
hurshy

and everyone
8:38 pm
hurshy

hi rachael :)
8:38 pm
hurshy

hiya mama
8:39 pm
gray

It should probably be backwards compatible...
8:39 pm
Lilac

omg i actually finished it! :)
8:40 pm
hurshy

do you ever have trouble caching your checks, dr_g? (groan)
8:42 pm
hurshy

hehe
8:46 pm
hurshy

i'm just catching up on the ones i missed
8:47 pm
sharp925

Just curious gray...are you using a laptop?
8:47 pm
sharp925

Just curious gray...are you using a laptop?
8:48 pm
sharp925

I had the same prob, until I plugged in my laptop - then it was fine
9:24 pm
dplass

yay done
9:41 pm
rycaut

Done! only had to make a few checkpoints ane only two rollbacks
9:43 pm
british16chica

having a hard time with this one...i've already cleared my green numbres then started working on it again
10:00 pm
british16chica

never mind. done
10:00 pm
british16chica

:)
10:00 pm
LeslieAnn

good job chica!
10:00 pm
Limer

Keep at it, british16chica
10:06 pm
fresca

done
10:18 pm
Limer

Nailed That Puppy!
10:18 pm
Limer

Rank me, baby!
10:18 pm
LeslieAnn

good one fresca, limer
10:19 pm
Limer

TX, LeslieAnn
10:25 pm
LeslieAnn

i'm done too! no guessing!
10:28 pm
Playwoman

This one's driving me nuts.
10:39 pm
Christopher

yul ... you still here?
10:43 pm
Christopher

I used the .80 and .20 to give more emphasis to the puzzles completed in the last 30 days while still giving some weight for long term commitment. For example, if a player is having problems with Expert level puzzles, but then start getting them the rank will start going up.
11:20 pm
yul

Ok, I just thought there is a special reason for 8/2 ratio which I've missed.
11:25 pm
Playwoman

AT LAAASST!
11:25 pm
Christopher

it was a little playing with it to get the right ratio. I started at 50/50 but that was giving wierd results. I was tempted to go 75/25 but it was a little to heavy on the entire record.
11:27 pm
yul

I am big fan of simple design.
11:28 pm
Christopher

the formula may still need some tweaking but I think it is headed in the right direction. I just wanted to put it out there to start some dicussion and get people thinking of some possibilities.
11:30 pm
Christopher

Scampers, Welcome to IronSudoku!
11:30 pm
scampers

blah
11:30 pm
Christopher

heh
11:32 pm
yul

I hope that fairer formula will be found :)
11:33 pm
Christopher

me too ... it is disappointing everytime you comoplete a puzzle and your rank goes down.
11:33 pm
yul

it's time for me to go to sleep. buy
11:34 pm
Christopher

cya
11:57 pm
Debs40ish

Morning all
11:58 pm
caderoux

morning
11:58 pm
caderoux

been reading all the analysis of the stats?
11:58 pm
Debs40ish

Hiya Cad.. How's you?
11:58 pm
caderoux

not bad
11:58 pm
Debs40ish

I have....... don't understand a single word but I read it...lol
11:59 pm
caderoux

was all this raised over in babble before?