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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby 661-Pete » 7 Apr 2017, 5:38pm

brynpoeth wrote:Ich wuerde gern eine Uebersetzung deiner Unterschrift lesen, vielleicht eine englische? :wink:

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"fy mhleser" (can one say that in Welsh?)
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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Apr 2017, 5:46pm

661-Pete wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Ich wuerde gern eine Uebersetzung deiner Unterschrift lesen, vielleicht eine englische? :wink:

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Diolch yn fawr
"fy mhleser" (can one say that in Welsh?)


Can one, may one? Don't know, sorry, my German is much better than my Welsh. And I stopped learning French in 1975. Do know what langue d'oc is, mind. But what does your signature mean, please put me out of my misery :wink:

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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby 661-Pete » 7 Apr 2017, 5:54pm

brynpoeth wrote:But what does your signature mean, please put me out of my misery :wink:
Would someone else do the 'put out of misery' bit, please! :lol:
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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby 661-Pete » 7 Apr 2017, 10:47pm

No takers? Oh very well.

I started the ball rolling with this post. Perhaps this will help you with that one:
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Or: here's another example from the same book:
Lit-elle messe, moffette
Satan ne te fête,
Et digne somme coeurs et nouez.
À longue qu'aime est-ce pailles d'Eure.
Et ne Satan bise ailleurs
Et ne fredonne messe. Moffette, ah, ouais!

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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Apr 2017, 7:36am

Formidable! Je comprend

We were encouraged to give 100% when learning languages and maths, I did

Monday 13%
Tuesday 24%
Wednesday 33%
Thursday 22%
Friday 7%
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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby brynpoeth » 6 Jul 2017, 5:40pm

sonofjack wrote:I have a double master degree, my minds works in a very logical way but Sudoku... I totally do not get it.


Do you mean that you can not solve sudokus, or that you can not see the point of them? What subjects are your degrees in?

I can solve them but I think the time thus spent would be better spent doing nothing
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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby Mick F » 6 Jul 2017, 7:42pm

brynpoeth wrote:I can solve them but I think the time thus spent would be better spent doing nothing
I can solve them by process of elimination, but it's boring in the extreme.

I'd rather be sitting here chatting to you lot ..................... or doing nowt.
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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby [XAP]Bob » 21 Sep 2017, 1:18pm

Mick F wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:I can solve them but I think the time thus spent would be better spent doing nothing
I can solve them by process of elimination, but it's boring in the extreme.

I'd rather be sitting here chatting to you lot ..................... or doing nowt.



Some of them take multiple path deduction to resolve, which does get interesting to hold. But in some senses all logic puzzles are merely 'process of elimination'.

If anyone hasn't come across regular expressions before then this is a great challenge:

http://www.mit.edu/~puzzle/2013/coinhei ... d/grid.pdf

Also see:
https://regexcrossword.com
https://alf.nu/RegexGolf
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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby old_windbag » 22 Sep 2017, 10:55am

When I was in my teens I discovered logic problems and really enjoyed solving them. They are another branch of logic that may be preferable to others out there in place of sudoku. Logic problems in the form I've linked to perhaps having more textual content than pure sudoku..... but the end result the same. They do hone your thinking processes. The linked puzzle is just one example, the website linked allows you to create logic problems by grid size and difficulty( more info in given clues, a bit like more starting numbers on a sodoku ).

I find them fun to do as much as you know you will always arrive at the solution sometimes the path of deduction is not easy depending on level set.

http://www.logic-puzzles.org/game.php?u2=5b514ef566007056f488a3bb2e348a6a

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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Sep 2017, 12:06pm

The logic problems look a bit difficult to me but I want to keep my brain active for old age. Does the maxim "if it isn't hurting it isn't working" apply here? I can't get on with chess either

I read and think and talk and write qnd sing a lot in two languages but it does not hurt

And I like to sing "One song to the tune of another" when cycling. Has anyone suggestions for words and music that might go together?
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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby old_windbag » 22 Sep 2017, 12:24pm

brynpoeth wrote:The logic problems look a bit difficult to me but I want to keep my brain active for old age.


Don't be put off by the look you'll find them to be.... well logical if you give one a go. You can set grid size and difficulty. The one I've linked to is set as smallest grid and easy grading.

http://www.logic-puzzles.org/game.php?u2=c2f753420fab7cadb36af37ecaa08e71

It's deduction and it does make you think and may well exercise the grey matter. A clue like "john was not the youngest but was younger than fred" will tell you that you although john is not the youngest he cannot be the oldest either as fred is older. By iterating over clues you eventually narrow down to the solution to the whole puzzle, of which there is only one so you should get there.

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Re: Sudoku over time ..

Postby WaylonM » 25 Oct 2017, 7:22pm

old_windbag wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:The logic problems look a bit difficult to me but I want to keep my brain active for old age.


Don't be put off by the look you'll find them to be.... well logical if you give one a go. You can set grid size and difficulty. The one I've linked to is set as smallest grid and easy grading.

http://www.logic-puzzles.org/game.php?u2=c2f753420fab7cadb36af37ecaa08e71

It's deduction and it does make you think and may well exercise the grey matter. A clue like "john was not the youngest but was younger than fred" will tell you that you although john is not the youngest he cannot be the oldest either as fred is older. By iterating over clues you eventually narrow down to the solution to the whole puzzle, of which there is only one so you should get there.


Nicely put. That's my approach to sudoku as well. I'm not that successful but I still love it.