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PostSubject: Minesweeper   Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:35 am

It's sort of fun. I'm not too fast though. It usually takes me like 10-15 minutes to beat an expert game. There are the problems that only require one step of thinking to solve, which accounts for most of them. Some of them however you have to see the impossible mine...the space that can't be a mine because of, not one, but two or more numbers. So you have to kind of test it and if you memorize the patterns you could probably finish the game a lot faster but I have to trial and error my way to the right answer so it takes longer.

It's fun. We should start a minesweeper team and train like 10 hours a day for championship tournaments. It's so hard to become the best at a game these days. There are always multiple people out there who have a natural knack for it and obsess on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:41 am

I usually spam clicks and lose

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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:55 pm

Click, click, boom.
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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:35 pm

I have never been good at minesweeper, but it is fun every once and a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:11 am

I've never won a game.
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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:26 am

I tried playing today and I epic failed. I am the worst evar.
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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:33 am

I can do beginner in under a minute if I don't get screwed by a guessing situation (they do occur but not always). Just got a 37 seconds one that had a 50-50 guess moment. Damn I hate those.

New beginner record: 20 seconds

Starting to get more half-minuteish times consistently. I want to practice intermediate next.

Intermediate record: 318 seconds
;/ fucking hard. Had like 8 or so situations where I had to look for impossible squares.

Beginner Rec: 14 seconds
Intermediate Rec: 128 seconds
Expert Rec: 622 seconds

Damn I suck...


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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:21 pm

My grandfather was amazing at that game. I really suck at it to be honest though, except this one time I um.. started a new game and won on my first click somehow.
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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:23 pm

Damn my friend finished expert in 2.5 minutes. I can barely do half of it in that time if I'm lucky. He showed me a cool trick though...if you have a number with all the mines marked around it you can click right click it to automatically click all the squares around it. Makes it faster.
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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:07 pm

I just learned that you could put flags in this year. I'd always just click until I died
For every man who survived the mines, I've died 100 times

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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:51 am

I don't know why but this game is sort of addicting. Apparently the world record for expert is 38.89 seconds. Son of a fucking bitch how do you even click that fast?

At least I have a goal now...expert in 100 seconds then I get on the world ranking list. Haha 100 seconds I haven't even beaten intermediate that fast yet. I picked some useful tips.

http://www.minesweeper.info/articles/MillionDollarMinesweeper.pdf
For math enthusiasts. I thought it was an interesting read.
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PostSubject: Re: Minesweeper   Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:12 am

Goddammit.

The article says the Traveling Salesman problem is non-P, and wikipedia says it is NP-Complete. Wikipedia you deceive me with lies! I can't prove it though, but it's "obvious." Grrr...
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