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by Cletus
Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:31 pm
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10402 - Triangle Covering
Replies: 37
Views: 5673

Don't jump to conclusions. Read things.

[code] Now now now! I didn't say that Shahriar Manzoor had resorted to plagiarism. I will say clearly and unambiguously that he did NOT. It is quite normal and expected for problem setters to take interesting material from all sorts of sources and make problems out of them. It is not normal to give ...
by Cletus
Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10402 - Triangle Covering
Replies: 37
Views: 5673

Zaheed, are you real???

It is hard to believe that postings like these are real. Are you a stand-up comedian trying out new material? What do you gain by typing "da" instead of "the"? Maybe it saves you a tiny fraction of a second in typing, but it really slows down reading and (attempted) comprehension. What the hell doe...
by Cletus
Fri May 30, 2003 9:03 pm
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10402 - Triangle Covering
Replies: 37
Views: 5673

Judge just plain wrong

"There is no doubt that ...Becoz it is written by the dicoverer of the problem!" After many years of reading academic papers, I would not take that as very strong evidence. But in this case, it is undoubtedly right. I have come up with exactly the same analytic results for t2 and t4, and exactly th...
by Cletus
Sat May 24, 2003 5:44 am
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10478 - The Falling Pillars
Replies: 23
Views: 7733

No, my problem is with what you mean by "Impossible", I am not asking about "unstable". My problem is NOT being surprised by WA's. It is not knowing what the question is intended to mean. As I said before, "Impossible" could mean: (A) Physically impossible: such as w>d or h<0 or h=0, or (B) Impossib...
by Cletus
Sat May 24, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10478 - The Falling Pillars
Replies: 23
Views: 7733

OK, that is nice to know.
But you see what I mean now, don't you? The "on its own"
phrase wasn't as exact as it was intended to be.

Now, can somebody please say what "impossible"
really means?


And a confirmation that "rounded up" really just
means "rounded" would be nice too.
by Cletus
Sat May 24, 2003 12:28 am
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10478 - The Falling Pillars
Replies: 23
Views: 7733

Didn't answer the question.

These frequently quoted words do not answer the question: " A situation is unstable only when a fallen pillar cannot maintain that fallen position on it's own. A fallen pillar means, the status of a pillar when it falls towards right as much as it is allowed to by the given configuration " Firstly, ...
by Cletus
Fri May 23, 2003 11:01 pm
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10478 - The Falling Pillars
Replies: 23
Views: 7733

10478 question ambiguous

Can somebody say what the question really means please? There are parts of the problem statement that are at least slightly wrong, and it does not fully define essential terms. 1. The output format says "rounded up-to three digits after the decimal point". I presume it doesn't really mean rounded U...
by Cletus
Thu May 15, 2003 9:05 pm
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10438 - Meta Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 11530

That can't be it.

Following my previous posting, I now have' to say "No, that can't be it". From the problem statement: Sample Input test string test string test string repeat repeat Sample Output test string repeat If "repeat repeat" is supposed to be reduced to "repeat", then why on earth should "a b a" be left alo...
by Cletus
Thu May 15, 2003 8:50 pm
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10438 - Meta Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 11530

Unbelievable

Problems 10429-10438 have to be the worst-written problems I've seen. The only thing difficult about them is working out what they are trying to say. So "take a line of text as input and produce a line of output without the words repeated" and "Produce a line of text for each line of input, after r...
by Cletus
Tue May 13, 2003 7:46 pm
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10426 - Knights' Nightmare
Replies: 17
Views: 7776

I don't think you understood the question.

I don't think you understood the question. I pointed out that code that does not do what the problem required, i.e. follow the form of "Minimum time required is 6 minutes." could get PE instead of WA. The code posted prints "minute" instead of "minutes" when the number is 0 or 1 (I do know what %s ...
by Cletus
Tue May 13, 2003 5:18 am
Forum: Volume 104 (10400-10499)
Topic: 10426 - Knights' Nightmare
Replies: 17
Views: 7776

10426: something odd WA/PE

epsilon0 (Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 5:50 pm Post subject: help with 10426 (wa)) posted his code for 10426. It ended like this: printf("set#%d\n", set_no); if (min_meet == EMPTY) printf("Meeting is impossible.\n"); else printf("Minimum time required is %u minute%s.\n", min_meet, (min_meet == 1 || min...

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