[Icehouse] Introduction to the list
Dennis Duquette
dennisdduquette at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 22 09:42:53 EDT 2007
--- Don Sheldon <don.sheldon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Like (I suspect) many people, I have considered this in
> the abstract
> and I think it would make an awesome poster graphic.
> Especially if we
> came up with wacky species-esqe names for all 204 states.
> There are a
> couple obvious ones like Tree, Nest, Starting House
> (Home?) but that
> leaves awesome potential for the other 201.
Off the top of my head, the species names for four
configurations, all with the small on the medium near a
large flat, looking like a banker Homeworlds opponent to
your side.
Muckworm - large is on right, pointing right
Miser - large is on left, pointing right
Churl - large is on left, pointing left
Curmudgeon - large is on right, pointing left
Dennis D Duquette
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Theorem:
All numbers are equal.
Proof:
Choose arbitrary a and b, and let t = a + b.
(a + b)(a - b) = t(a - b)
a^2 - b^2 = ta - tb
a^2 - ta = b^2 - tb
a^2 - ta + (t^2)/4 = b^2 - tb + (t^2)/4
(a - t/2)^2 = (b - t/2)^2
a - t/2 = b - t/2
a = b
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