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  Topic: Important Message: Incoming Disruption
xyphic

Replies: 31
Views: 35679

PostForum: Site Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:27 pm   Subject: Important Message: Incoming Disruption
Hi all,

We've had a request to remove all the puzzles from one particular author. In order to do this, we're going to have to delete some contests and take others offline while we determine how bes ...
  Topic: Important Announcement
xyphic

Replies: 4
Views: 7675

PostForum: New Puzzletome Contests   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:59 pm   Subject: Important Announcement
Exclusive interview with an elf!

By Chip Xy, Science Correspondent

The PT Times can exclusively reveal that "there is absolutely, positively, definitely nothing wrong with Christmas". ...
  Topic: Important Announcement
xyphic

Replies: 4
Views: 7675

PostForum: New Puzzletome Contests   Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:58 am   Subject: Important Announcement
Rumours are reaching us here at Puzzletome HQ that there may be a problem with Christmas! Details are sketchy but there are reports of elves being sighted in cities around the world. They appear to be ...
  Topic: Contact Link
xyphic

Replies: 1
Views: 5876

PostForum: Site Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:32 pm   Subject: Re: Contact Link
any email you subsequently send to it will vanish in a puff of ether smoke.
By which he means it'll get dumped in the 'catch-all' email inbox that contains messages sent to Puzzletome email addresses ...
  Topic: Guess limit
xyphic

Replies: 31
Views: 44944

PostForum: Site Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:19 pm   Subject: Guess limit
One of the applications of a guess limit that I find fairly nice (okay, amusing) is that the limit could be graded throughout the contest. For early, easy puzzles, there may not even be a limit. This ...
  Topic: Guess limit
xyphic

Replies: 31
Views: 44944

PostForum: Site Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:13 pm   Subject: Guess limit
Maybe we should create a contest for the people who like to guess or brute force the answers.

We could have a set of 'puzzles', consisting of nothing but a blank screen with a submit box. A guesser ...
  Topic: Guess limit
xyphic

Replies: 31
Views: 44944

PostForum: Site Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:20 pm   Subject: Guess limit
Hi all,

One of the features we found intriguing on ThePuzzleFiles was the guess limit. We've been umming and aahing about doing something similar for a while now, but can never gain a concensus!
...
  Topic: Today's site downtime
xyphic

Replies: 0
Views: 5990

PostForum: Site Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:56 pm   Subject: Today's site downtime
Hi all,

Many apologies for the downtime that the site has suffered today. Our hosts have upgraded their servers to use PHP5 (rather than 4, which they were using). Unfortunately that led to a confl ...
  Topic: Forum maintenance, 23rd July 2007
xyphic

Replies: 1
Views: 8243

PostForum: Forum Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:04 pm   Subject: Forum maintenance, 23rd July 2007
Well, that seemed to be fairly painless. As above, please post here if anything seems to not be working. Smile
  Topic: Forum maintenance, 23rd July 2007
xyphic

Replies: 1
Views: 8243

PostForum: Forum Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:45 pm   Subject: Forum maintenance, 23rd July 2007
Yes, it's that time again... need to perform a minor forum update. I will take the forum down for about 5 or 10 minutes at 10pm BST, so about 15 minutes from now.

As always, when the forum is back ...
  Topic: Site issues -- 7th June 2007
xyphic

Replies: 3
Views: 8647

PostForum: Site Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:09 pm   Subject: Site issues -- 7th June 2007
Hi all,

Our hosts upgraded the server that our site is hosted on today. I've already heard of report of progress that has been lost. I'd appreciate it if anyone who has noticed anything strange wit ...
  Topic: 2007
xyphic

Replies: 2
Views: 8542

PostForum: General chat   Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:28 am   Subject: 2007
Haaaappy new yearsh everyonesh... *hic*

Razz 8)
  Topic: BrainBreakers II
xyphic

Replies: 3
Views: 9549

PostForum: New Puzzletome Contests   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:00 pm   Subject: BrainBreakers II
Aaaaand it's go! go! go!

Prepare your brain to be broken Smile
  Topic: The 4 4s Puzzle
xyphic

Replies: 56
Views: 86771

PostForum: General chat   Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:11 pm   Subject: The 4 4s Puzzle
42 = (4! * sqrt(4)) - 4 - sqrt(4)
43 = (4! * sqrt(4)) - (sqrt(4) / .4)
44 = ((4 * 4) / .4) + 4
45 = ((4 * 4) + sqrt(4)) / .4
46 = (4! * sqrt(4)) - (4 / sqrt(4))
  Topic: The 4 4s Puzzle
xyphic

Replies: 56
Views: 86771

PostForum: General chat   Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:32 pm   Subject: The 4 4s Puzzle
30 = 4! + 4 + 4 - sqrt(4)
31 = ((4! / .4) + sqrt(4)) / sqrt(4)
32 = 4! + sqrt(4) + sqrt(4) + 4
33 = 4! + 4 + (sqrt(4) / .4)
34 = 4! + (4! / sqrt(4)) - sqrt(4)
35 = ((4 * 4) - sqrt(4)) / .4
36 = ...
 
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