Blonk numbers and Center of the Cubieverse

Discussion in 'General Speedcubing Discussion' started by Stefan, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. keemy

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    because Blonk competed again :p I am guessing Tim was trying to ask Stefan to update it (all subtle like).
     
  2. Tyson

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  3. Tim Reynolds

    Tim Reynolds Premium Member

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    I was just pointing out the fact that Blonk competed. Anyway, he couldn't have updated it at the time because I was too lazy to export the database, so Stefan couldn't have imported the database yet. I'll do that now.
     
  4. qqwref

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    Hm, now it's a lot more common to have a Blonk number of 2. I would be interested to see the Cubiverse database refreshed.
     
  5. cincyaviation

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    Your popularity is down 39% this week apparently.
     
  6. anders

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    This guy has registered for Austrian Open. Finally, we will all be connected :)
     
  7. Cubenovice

    Cubenovice Forever Slow

    Not to take anything away from mr. Blonk but shouldn't we take "this guy" as the center of the cubieverse?

    He's fixing the missing link so I think he deserves it.
     
  8. qqwref

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    I disagree. This guy is a random unknown; the only reason the Dubai competition is unconnected is because cubing is obviously in its very earliest stages in that area of the world, and I think we can expect them to be much more well-connected in a few years, so he won't be important later. But Mr. (van der) Blonk gives us a nice set of coincedences: his name contains all the letters of "Kevin Bacon", and he has been the only one in the database to satisfy this criterion for at least some 7 years; but in addition the last part of his name is similar to that of Mr. Bacon in that it has the same number of letters and starts with the same letter. So I find it much more aesthetically pleasing to talk about Blonk numbers than to talk about Forootani numbers.
     
  9. Stefan

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    Also, "this guy" is guilty of *causing* the problem, so must be punished :D

    Oh well, the page is made so that Michiel is only the default center, you can still choose "this guy" or anyone else as the center instead if you want to.

    It's a bit of a hack and isn't fully automated yet, I need to find out again how to update it. Have to prepare for my trip to US Nationals now, will update this when I'm back. Indeed the reappearance of Michiel strongly demands an update (although my own Blonk number won't improve, dammit).
     
  10. HelpCube

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    with michiel, my number is 2, because bob burton was at worlds 2005 and i was at a competition with him.

    Same thing with lars.
     
  11. Olivér Perge

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    I'm happy to announce that we have the missing link in the cubeiverze!

    Mohammad Forootani from Iran was competing at Austrian Open 2010 and he also took part at Dubai Open 2009. Thank you and congratulations, Mohammad! :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2010
  12. qqwref

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    I think this is a little much to ask!

    Mine could stand some improvement, however.
     
  13. JTW2007

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    My Blonk, Bruchem, and Vandenbergh numbers are all 2, via Dan Knights.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2010
  14. TeddyKGB

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    If you want a "kevin bacon" as the center of the cubieverse you should consider This guy :D
     
  15. qqwref

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    Haha, nice find. Too bad he's only been to one competition (and it was a local one).
     
  16. hawkmp4

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    The German Open 2010 had a fair number of high-profile people, though.
     
  17. macky

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    *bump*

    This thing finally got published. I worked on the group-theoretic parts, through Theorem 4.2, one of our main results. It's not deep, but I think the paper motivates it well, and I was pretty proud of the proof. (The result reduces to the infinitude of a certain group, which is proved by constructing a surjection from the proper subgroup onto the whole group. This idea is from the standard proof of the infinitude of the Grigorchuk group, but the construction in our case took a lot more set-up.) Being from two years ago, though, the paper's not representative of my current interests.

    So I have Blonk + Erdős = 1 + 5 = 6.

    Oh, it looks like it'll take another half a year or so for the paper to get indexed on MathSciNet.

    [edit March 17, 2012]
    it took only five months!
     
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  18. Henrik

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    That is great Macky!

    I would like to know if this would be updated, it would be interesting to see how it all looks now, if we have all gotten closer in the cubieverse, or if there are larger distances now than before.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  19. Cubenovice

    Cubenovice Forever Slow

    Unfortunately not; My 2010 WCA ID is still not recognised by the cubieverse
     
  20. Henrik

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    Maybe I didn't ask in the right way, I know its not updated, I tested before asking, I was just wondering if Stefan would be so kind to update it.
     

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