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  1. rodster

    TAS (tool-assisted) demos: part 2

    That FOV gives a futuristic feeling! Nice run! I am not quite keen on the records of E1M1 but looks like sub8 is a milestone for sure. Is this a world record?
  2. Thanks! Just did the suggested 30x16 170mines field. It is solvable without guessing and I did it! ^_^ (The two remaining mines need to be placed at the left and right from the 2, no other option, therefore the last mine is occupying the field on the very far left.) This was honestly the most fun and satisfying game of Minesweeper I ever had and the newly acquired knowledge from this thread helped me as well in solving this puzzle.
  3. Might be last example from me (alltogether 5 mines are left): The top-right corner is obviously a 50-50 guess unless someone knows the algorithm or something and knows how the system usually places the mines. But the more interesting part is the top left corner. Alltogether 5 mines are left, meaning that we need to place 4 mines on the top left corner of the board. Though is this possible to solve? Or are there multiple solutions? Let's try it out shall we? -one possible solution - second solution -third solution (actual solution of the game) - fourth solution, fifth solution and so on... Thus, I would argue that in a game of Minesweeper there is never exactly one solution, unfortunately this is no proof! But if there does not exist an exact solution then it is pretty much a game of luck at certain times. Maybe this is what makes this game attractive/addictive afterall? We could try to test a few fields by chance but there are 11 fields on the top left corner and 4 of them are mines thus 4/11 = 36% chance to hit a mine. I don't know, given the fact that I sometimes even hit a mine while clicking around on the starting field doesn't give me a very secure feeling to wildly guess one field. Also, I didn't test the other Minesweeper game, but since the computer actually tries to solve the field on its own I guess such situations won't occur there.
  4. As far as I understand, you suggest this. But couldn't this scneraio also happen? Maybe with a continuation like this. I admit it is quite fabricated, I didn't want to think out a whole scenario, so I tried to fill the gaps with the highest numbers possible. As of now I would have used 10 additional mines meaning 21-10 = 11 mines remaining to place on the rest of the board.
  5. Very nice! I'll try the top-left corner then and see how far I come. Edit: WTF!?! It didn't save the game. Baaaaaaah. Sorry. I am pretty sure after your explanation that the top left would have been a mine.
  6. An actual full sized example solved as much as possible with the newly acquired knowledge. Mind you, this is a new game. I stopped at this position and will continue after getting enough input. I can't see any further logical continuation of the given situation. At this point I'd have to guess and knowing the nature of the game I am pretty sure there is a mine on both of the top corners at the 1-2-1 combination at the middle. But how can we be sure? We still need to place exactly 21 mines in this game. Edit: I am terribly sorry, but for some reason Minesweeper began a new game when I started again this time around. It sometimes used to fire up the game I left, but this time it bugged out for some reason :(
  7. I ask this, because there are always multiple instances in which you literally have to guess which fields might contain the mines (and this kind of ruins the fun for me, because it is impossible to be always correct by just having to guess the answer). Here is a collection of a few examples. Can you tell which fields have the mines? We can say for sure that we have to flag exactly two fields. But how many legit possible ways are there to do this in this example? Let's quickly go through them. - first possible solution - second possible solution - third possible solution - fourth possible solution Only one solution is correct. Meaning that we have 25% chance of literally guessing the right answer. Let's try the first option and open the field from top to bottom. - going for the first option We died! One mine was placed correctly though...
  8. Is a DC bias BIBO (bounded input bounded output) stable?
  9. rodster

    The ULTIMATE Master WAD Guide

    This is a very nice post! Thank you for making it! :) Also, for people whom not even Holy Hell is enough slaughterish there is also an Okuplok map with an even higher amount of monsters. Edit: I think, I was wrong about the monster count. Holy Hell Revealed has like double the monsters.
  10. rodster

    What is the most loved doom demon

    Flying tomato
  11. That is exactly the purpose of economical warfare which your country is currently dragged into... and mine as well... these are tough times. But, if I look at what USA did with Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lybia, a whole bunch of African countries (IMF and economic hitmen) than I'd rather die fighting for my country, like my grandparents did. I understand the struggle though. It is difficult. I'll leave this discussion as well.
  12. If I may add to this. I found this piece of information and I think it fits with our observation. Barack Obama (2009-2017) Inherited wars: Ongoing hostility with Iran War in Afghanistan War in Iraq-The U.S. officially withdrew from Iraq in December of 2011 Conflict with al-Qaida-includes Drone War against al-Qaida and other Jihadist groups in Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and elsewhere. Initiated wars: Libyan War of 2011 War with ISIS-The U.S. military returned to Iraq in 2014 to fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). This war also takes place in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and other nation U.S. aid to France in Mali War (2014)-U.S. provides air support, logistics, and other aid as France intervenes to stop Jihadist offensive in Mali U.S. intervention in Joseph Kony conflict-U.S. troops aid Ugandan and other African militaries hunt down Joseph Kony U.S. Intervention in Libyan Civil War (2014-Present)-U.S. involvement is primarily directed against Jihadist elements in Libya U.S. Intervention in Yemen Civil War -U.S. involvement is primarily directed against Jihadist elements in Yemen U.S. Intervention in Somali Civil War U.S. involvement is primarily directed against Jihadist elements in Somalia Donald J. Trump Inherited Wars: Ongoing hostility with Iran. This ongoing conflict escalated sharply in December and January of 2020, with Iranian-proxy forces (Iraqi Shiite militias) attacking U.S. bases in Iraq, killing American personnel. The U.S. responded by killing a Shiite militia leader and a major figure in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Iran responded with missile attacks on two U.S. bases in Iraq, injuring over a hundred American troops. War in Afghanistan Wars Against ISIS, al-Qaida and other Islamic Jihadist groups in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, northern Africa and elsewhere American Missile Strike on Syria (April 6, 2017)-In response to the Assad regime's apparant use of chemical weapons on a civilian target, the April 4 chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, United States President Donald Trump ordered a retaliatory strike against the Syrian air base at Al Shayrat. See also: American-Syrian Wars Apparently, the President before Trump, who didn't initiate new wars was Nixon and lies about 51 years in the past. What is also quite fascinating is that most wars that, for example Obama initiated are about 6200miles away from USA's borders. Source: https://www.historyguy.com/wars_by_president.htm
  13. As someone who lives in a country, which USA wants to pretty much split up and divide into a thousand pieces, if you may allow me to give you an advice, stand with your president, stand with your country. Especailly don't trust Guaido, he is USA's puppet. He won't help Venezuelan citizens he will just do what his employers (CIA) will tell him. If you need an example you can look up how CIA overthrew the Iranian leader Mohammed Mossadegh in mid 20th century, just because he actually was working for the Iranian people.
  14. I find this unfair as well. Because, as far as I can tell, USA was the one who messed up heavily with Venezuala's politics. There have been multiple attempts of assassinating the head of state and letting the citizens starve to death by sanctioning the country heavily.
  15. I am no american citizen but as an outsider I could tell that there were some inconsistences going on. I don't think it is fair to just call out every other generic country as non democratic and USA as more democratic. Everyone should be measured with the same libra afterall.
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