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Old May 7, 2014, 19:52   #61
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I am relieved people have still to calculate double digit squares (and don't yet know them by heart). Anyone into prime numbers?
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Old May 7, 2014, 21:05   #62
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I am relieved people have still to calculate double digit squares (and don't yet know them by heart). Anyone into prime numbers?
After doing lots of projecteuler problems, I have come to despise prime numbers.
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Old June 8, 2014, 05:22   #63
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I know this is resurrecting an old thread but I just wanted to add that I am in my late 30's too. I started playing Nethack back in '95, in my college days. I discovered Angband around 1999-2000. I'm not a mathematician or even much of a programmer, but I once taught myself enough C to add muskets into Angband 2.9.0 or so. (Basically, muskets did a lot of damage but woke everything in the area with a large boom, like a shrieker mushroom patch.) I never shared the code, though, and have since lost it. Maybe someday I'll add muskets into a newer version. I don't have the time or inclination to create a proper variant, though.

Currently, Angband is about the only computer game that holds my interest. I'm just not impressed by more recent games with all their new-fangled graphics.
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Old July 5, 2014, 06:54   #64
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After doing lots of projecteuler problems, I have come to despise prime numbers.
Just wait till our quantum computers start working and get their linear-time prime sieves going. Goodbye 99% of today's crypto.
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Old July 14, 2014, 07:04   #65
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Goddammit, I feel like a little babby now. 21, played Angband for the first time in 2006 (holy shit that's almost ten years ago). Have been programming (hobby) for about a year longer than that, though by now I've worked a bit sorta professionally, too, and it's probably what I'll end up doing.
Ah, some company of similar age. I am 22. I started at 3.0.4 in around 2009. And also I am currently doing my degree in Maths. There seems to be amny here.

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Just wait till our quantum computers start working and get their linear-time prime sieves going. Goodbye 99% of today's crypto.
Coincidentally I am currently working on some research related to breaking cryptosystems.
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Old July 14, 2014, 20:14   #66
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I started at 3.0.4 in around 2009.
During these five years, you do not lose interest in the game? Or that he occasionally lost, then come back? I think I'm beginning to grow cold to the game against the background of recent defeats
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Old July 14, 2014, 22:19   #67
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During these five years, you do not lose interest in the game? Or that he occasionally lost, then come back? I think I'm beginning to grow cold to the game against the background of recent defeats
Speaking for myself as somebody who's been playing the game for several years, I tend to play a lot of Angband for a couple of months, and then take a break for a while. When I get into my Angband binges, I tend to ignore all other games, and like you said there's only so much defeat you can take after a while. I generally need to give myself a little bit of a breather and spend a little time with my massive list of unplayed steam games.
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Old July 15, 2014, 09:25   #68
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During these five years, you do not lose interest in the game? Or that he occasionally lost, then come back? I think I'm beginning to grow cold to the game against the background of recent defeats
There's a obvious cure to that: don't lose

I have not lost interest to the game yet (I'm just slightly less fanatic) in ~20 years of playing.
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Old July 15, 2014, 21:45   #69
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There's a obvious cure to that: don't lose

I have not lost interest to the game yet (I'm just slightly less fanatic) in ~20 years of playing.
Why dont you post your guys on the ladder ? I am sure many would be interested to see how you play (me included).
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Old July 15, 2014, 21:49   #70
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Why dont you post your guys on the ladder ? I am sure many would be interested to see how you play (me included).
he's obviously scared of us seeing his turncount and realizing he's been playing the same character for those 20 years
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