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bio website mckaysalisbury.com
location Orem, UT
age 33
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen Apr 1 at 15:16

I'm a geek.

Favorite Genres:

  • tactical / strategy games (especially StarCraft, and Final Fantasy: Tactics),
  • (J)RPGs (Final Fantasy)
  • Adventure games (a la Mario, Zelda, Kingdom Hearts)

Currently Playing

MMOs:

  • World of WarCraft
  • Star Trek: Online
  • Lord of the Rings Online

Other:

  • StarCraft 2
  • DDR (I play on Thursdays)
  • Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers (Xbox 360 version),
  • Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days
  • Alien Swarm

I'm working on my own game -- Flexitris. You can check it out at:

http://www.flexitris.com/


Feb
24
comment Can every game of Solitaire be solved?
Oh, I was thinking about a different answer. I was thinking about calculating the percentage of shufflings that are solvable.
Feb
24
comment Can every game of Solitaire be solved?
@JonathanHobbs No, all you have to store is which deck you're looking at (which would need to go up to 52!, which means we'd need about 226 bits), and you'd need to store how many of them were solvable (another 226 bits, or less), and then one game of solitaire (which windows 3.1 was apparently able to store just fine), and the algorithm to actually solve the game. The data storage mechanisms do not need to be very much in order to do a full set of statistics on solvability. We're talking less than 1k of storage. Sure it would take a long time to do all these calculations. But not storage.
Feb
24
comment Can every game of Solitaire be solved?
@JonathanHobbs Not all of them have to be stored to make the calculation. for 1 to 52! getdeck, try solving game, add to statistics at each point only one deck need be stored, and the statistics can be quite small.
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Nov
9
comment Accepting Queen's Gambit
@BlueRaja Edited. I think I did that right.
Nov
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revised Accepting Queen's Gambit
I think I did that right
Nov
9
comment Accepting Queen's Gambit
Gah, yeah, I probably can. It's been a long time since I've had to write algebraic notation
Nov
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Nov
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revised Accepting Queen's Gambit
expand on wing pawn
Nov
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answered Accepting Queen's Gambit
Nov
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comment Alternative rules for SimCity: The Card Game
I wish I could help you, but it's been far too long since I've played this game.