Blonk numbers and Center of the Cubieverse

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  1. Tim Major

    Tim Major Platinum Member

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    Melbourne, Australia
    WCA:
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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.
     
  2. macky

    macky Premium Member

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    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.
     
  3. anders

    anders Member

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    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.
     
  4. cuBerBruce

    cuBerBruce Member

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    Morley Davidson has an Erdős number of 4. (So might I have an Erdős number soon. :) )
     
  5. cmhardw

    cmhardw Premium Member

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    Apr 5, 2006
    Atlanta, Georgia
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    2003HARD01
    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
     
  6. joey

    joey Member

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    So who has the lowest Erdös + cubiverse number? Will it be Macky if he gets published?
     
  7. Swordsman Kirby

    Swordsman Kirby Member

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    Wouldn't the sum of Erdos + Blonk be more appropriate?
     
  8. qqwref

    qqwref Member

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    a <script> tag near you
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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
     
  9. Michiel van der Blonk

    Michiel van der Blonk Member

    54
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    Apr 22, 2006
    Oranjestad, Aruba
    WCA:
    2003BLON01
    YouTube:
    blonkm
    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
     
  10. Tim Reynolds

    Tim Reynolds Premium Member

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    Boston, MA
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    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?
     
  11. Stefan

    Stefan Member

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    Yes, of course :)

    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).
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2010
  12. qqwref

    qqwref Member

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    a <script> tag near you
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    Ha ha! That would be silly. But yeah, come to US Nationals. Lots of people you haven't met will be there.
     
  13. Tim Reynolds

    Tim Reynolds Premium Member

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    Oh yeah...I suggested November 13 for MIT Fall 2010, but forgot we were holding Nationals here. Whoops :rolleyes:
     
  14. Dene

    Dene Premium Member

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    Now wouldn't that be nice if I managed a Blonk number of 1?
     
  15. Ron

    Ron Member

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    Sep 9, 2006
    Amsterdam
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  16. Swordsman Kirby

    Swordsman Kirby Member

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    Apr 29, 2006
    What.

    Well, writing math papers is probably harder than solving a Rubik's cube.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  17. joey

    joey Member

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    u hav 2 b gud at mafs to solve a cube dat faast!!!1
     
  18. Tim Reynolds

    Tim Reynolds Premium Member

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    *bump*

    Looks like it's time to recompute your Blonk numbers, folks!
     
  19. Cubenovice

    Cubenovice Forever Slow

    Why?

    Stefan has not refreshed the database, my WCA ID (As of Belgian open) is still not recognized...
     
  20. vcuber13

    vcuber13 Member

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    Near Toronto
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    heres mine
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