Sergey’s Cats are Best of Show

Posted by Ned Gulley,

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,

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,

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. ... read more >>

Upcoming mini-contests

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Hear ye! Hear ye! Before the run-up to the Grand Prize on Wednesday, we will award prizes for the following:... read more >>

Weekend prizes

Posted by Ned Gulley,

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.... read more >>

Sergey’s Cat is the Early Bird

Posted by Ned Gulley,

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 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,

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 >>

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