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Blonk numbers and Center of the Cubieverse

Tim Major

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Distance People
0 1
1 32
2 563
3 4659
4 3757
5 76
none 19
Average:
3.3608
This average gives Tim Major place 8676 in the Center of the Cubieverse ranklist.

3: Tim Major
MelbourneSummerOpen2010
2: Dene Beardsley
SanFranciscoOpen2009
1: Bob Burton
WC2005
0: Michiel van der Blonk

Probably because I've only been to a comp with mainly Aussies, and most of the Aussies haven't been to other comps before. Dene is my real link, as he's been to the US.
 

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By the way, I'm just curious - who on here has an Erdős number? Knowing the math tendencies of cubers, I can't help believing there are a few. Jessica Fridrich has an Erdős number of 3.

If you want to search, go here.
I wrote a paper last year with someone who has an Erdős number of 4. We sent it off to a journal a while ago, but we haven't heard anything back since...I should go bug them.
 
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By the way, I'm just curious - who on here has an Erdős number? Knowing the math tendencies of cubers, I can't help believing there are a few. Jessica Fridrich has an Erdős number of 3.

If you want to search, go here.
I wrote a paper last year with someone who has an Erdős number of 4. We sent it off to a journal a while ago, but we haven't heard anything back since...I should go bug them.
Using the link provided by Mike, I find that Lutz Niemeyer has Erdős number 5. I know that Lutz has written papers together with Ivo Gallimberti, and I have had Ivo as co-author. However, his does probably not mean that I have an Erdős number of 7 since our papers are more physics than mathematics.
 
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#64
By the way, I'm just curious - who on here has an Erdős number? Knowing the math tendencies of cubers, I can't help believing there are a few. Jessica Fridrich has an Erdős number of 3.

If you want to search, go here.
I wrote a paper last year with someone who has an Erdős number of 4. We sent it off to a journal a while ago, but we haven't heard anything back since...I should go bug them.
Morley Davidson has an Erdős number of 4. (So might I have an Erdős number soon. :) )
 

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One of my good friends from High School is working on his Ph.D. in math at Emory and is currently co-authoring and working on a paper that, when submitted for publication, will give him an Erdös number of 2.

o_O

We always knew he would go places in high school, he's just one of those people, but also a really cool guy :)

Chris
 
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Yes. Unfortunately just going to a competition seems to be enough to get a Blonk number of 4 or better; if any of the 200-odd people who went to WC03 or WC05 are there, you got 2 immediately. And you can't improve to a 1 unless you can convince Blonk to go to another competition. Sadly I think the Blonk numbers are a fair bit less prestigious than the Erdos numbers :p
 
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So what is my Blonk number?

Please tell me, I'm curious. Is it 0?

Anyway, thanks, Stefan. I didn't even know I had bacon in my name, even though I don't really like bacon, but well. It's an honor to finally have something named after me... :D

There's a slight chance I may visit the US (Boston) this year, which would hopefully allow me to go to a current competition somewhere. Hack, maybe someone wants to influence their blonk number so they will organize one when I'm there...

Michiel
 

Tim Reynolds

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Please tell me, I'm curious. Is it 0?

Anyway, thanks, Stefan. I didn't even know I had bacon in my name, even though I don't really like bacon, but well. It's an honor to finally have something named after me... :D

There's a slight chance I may visit the US (Boston) this year, which would hopefully allow me to go to a current competition somewhere. Hack, maybe someone wants to influence their blonk number so they will organize one when I'm there...

Michiel
When are you visiting Boston? Ron's recent visit to Boston very nicely correlated with MIT Spring 2010. Any chance it'll be on or around November 13?
 
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Please tell me, I'm curious. Is it 0?
Yes, of course :)

There's a slight chance I may visit the US (Boston) this year, which would hopefully allow me to go to a current competition somewhere.
Oh no, you're gonna kill us all! The cubieverse should expand, you're gonna make it collapse!

The US Nationals will be near Boston, maybe we'll both be there and I can strengthen my Blonk value (might make it a weighted graph then, a connection being not distance 1 but 1/numberOfSharedCompetitions).
 
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The US Nationals will be near Boston, maybe we'll both be there and I can strengthen my Blonk value (might make it a weighted graph then, a connection being not distance 1 but 1/numberOfSharedCompetitions).
Ha ha! That would be silly. But yeah, come to US Nationals. Lots of people you haven't met will be there.
 

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The US Nationals will be near Boston, maybe we'll both be there and I can strengthen my Blonk value (might make it a weighted graph then, a connection being not distance 1 but 1/numberOfSharedCompetitions).
Oh yeah...I suggested November 13 for MIT Fall 2010, but forgot we were holding Nationals here. Whoops :rolleyes:
 
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