Results for: Tiles

Sergey’s Cats are Best of Show

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Sergey’s Cats are Best of Show You can learn a lot from the names of contest entries. Nuwan Ganganath had a series of submissions reporting the news from Indonesia and Sri Lanka about the recent earthquake. I might have learned more from Nuwan except I don’t speak Sinhala. Vitor has been giving us lessons in Portuguese... read more >>

Yi Cao Gets Good Results 1

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Yi Cao Gets Good Results The magic number is 108344. In six or so days of slugging away at the Tiles problem, no one has gotten a better “result” number. You remember we separate the contest score (which is a combination of several factors) from the result, which is based on the answer returned by... read more >>

That was fast! 2

Posted by Ned Gulley,

That was fast! Fel wins the 11k Challenge. We were looking for the first entry to post a score better than 11,000, and his TLM @ -256.15 ºC did the trick. With a score of 10999.2, it just cleared the wire, but that’s all it takes to win. He added in a note... read more >>

Upcoming mini-contests

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Upcoming mini-contests Hear ye! Hear ye! Before the run-up to the Grand Prize on Wednesday, we will award prizes for the following: Best Result by 21:00 UTC tomorrow (Tuesday). As long as you don’t time out, CPU time is not a factor in this competition. 11K Challenge. This prize will be awarded to the... read more >>

Weekend prizes

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Weekend prizes Our congratulations to Michael C. for his Saturday Leap winner What have I done…. Here’s what you’ve done Michael: you submitted Saturday’s single best improvement to the contest algorithm, and for that you win a prize and our undying admiration. The Saturday Leap prize and the Sunday Push prize are theoretically... read more >>

Sergey’s Cat is the Early Bird

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Sergey’s Cat is the Early Bird One of these days I hope Sergey will tell us the story of why his entries are all named after cats in one way or another. But in the meantime we can still congratulate this highly-decorated contest veteran for his latest catch. Sergey Y‘s FlipCat5 won the Early Bird competition... read more >>

Vitor is victorious!

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Vitor is victorious! Vitor Yano wins our Twilight Phase with his entry vamos ver se melhora. It’s exciting to see that three people (Vitor, Werner, and Andreas Bonelli) were able to improve on Nicholas Howe’s winning score from yesterday without being able to peek at his code. Now the fun begins. Everybody’s code... read more >>

Nicholas Howe, Prince of Darkness

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Nicholas Howe, Prince of Darkness Andreas Bonelli gave him a good run for his money, but once again, Nicholas Howe tops the list, winning his Nth contest badge, where N is a very large integer. Nicholas sent us 14 submissions on his way to victory, but the one that really took us for a ride... read more >>

Spring Contest “Tiles” is Underway! 4

Posted by Helen Chen,

Spring Contest “Tiles” is Underway! Welcome to the Tiles Contest! Our Spring Contest is officially underway and will run for one week, until 16:00 UTC Wednesday April 11th. To get started, read the contest overview and rules. The sample code download is available on File Exchange. If you have questions or comments, please post... read more >>

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