Recent posts by Venzael on Kongregate

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Topic: Serious Discussion / The most beautiful equation / Math-reality connection

Originally posted by Laxaria:

Since you do not have a significant answer, let me try to speculate. :)

With my general distaste and dislike of Mathematics, I primary consider Math to describe reality (a physical reality) rather than to explain it. As far as I am aware, Mathematics concerns itself with patterns and equations, many of which are used to describe a situation rather than to explain the occurrence. For example, the sine and cosine functions describe relationships of right-angled triangles, but do not necessarily explain why these relationships exist. Mathematics could explain why these relationships exist, but the utilisation of Mathematical proof to explain Mathematical proof does not provide the best means of explanation; it might be more effective to use a different medium, which is extremely difficult given the abstract nature of Mathematics.

Furthermore, Mathematics itself tends to base itself on pre-set axioms and acceptances, on which the framework Mathematics as a field depends on. The abstract nature of Mathematics makes it more adequate as a descriptive language rather than an explanatory one. It could easily describe patterns, fractals, population growth and probability, but it is not as capable of explaining why any of these things happen. Mathematics can describe the occurrences of Fractal Patterns in Nature, even providing Mathematical means of replicating them, but can Mathematics explain the origin of these Fractal Patterns?

As far as I am aware of, Mathematics probably does a better describing reality than explaining it. I suppose one of the underlying differences between Physics and Mathematics is that Physics tries to go beyond Mathematical proof to explain an occurrence. The Newton Laws of Forces could be described Mathematically, but would require some Physics to explain how it works. Numbers can elaborate on the interactions and relationships between forces, but is it able to explain why the interactions exist? I am less inclined to believe it can.

My perception is not set in stone, but heavily influence by my dislike of Mathematics. I have no doubt it is a beautiful thing, but I am not as impressed by its beauty as Music or Art, which, I suppose, as any Mathematician would say, both Music and Art depend on mathematics.

On a side note, I would be interested in understanding how to derive Euler’s equation. I’m definitely not a professional Mathematician, nor one trained beyond rudimentary Mathematics compared to the professionals, but I have been interested in the idea, having come across it in my IB Portfolio work.

You say that Physics attempts to explain an occurrence, however what the laws of physics are just the same as the laws of mathematics, only in Physics they generally have an application that is less theoretical than that of mathematics.
For example, Pythagoras’ law explaining the relationship between the angles and lengths of a right angled triangle is merely an observation that all triangles follow a certain law.
Newton’s Second Law of Motion, F=ma, or rather the acceleration of an object is equal to the quotient of the applied force and mass of the object, is also merely an observation of a law that nature appears to follow. I don’t believe that this really explains /why/ this law exists, it’s just the relation between these quantities.

Anyway, as for the equation itself, my Euler’s is a little rusty. I can see this equation describes the unit circle of the imaginary plane, but I feel that that description does the equation no justice.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The Final Death Wish - No Challenge Badge

I’d love to be able to contemplate getting this badge, however I’m in the unfortunate situation of being utterly stuck on the Fortress. I simply can’t beat it. At the risk of a semi-hijack, does anyone have any tips? I was incredibly clever with not getting the pheonix perk *headdesk

Edit: Replayed the game and got smart perks. It was now very easy, heh. xP

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Cursed Treasure Card

Originally posted by greg:
Originally posted by Tukkun:

Okay, I got 5 brillants at level 9. I probably used the wrong skillz. Don’t upgrade Demon at all, it doesn’t help with Brillants.

Meteor Study and Meteor Mastery (along with Mana Pool) are actually critical for some of the later brilliants. I’m not sure how you can kill ninja bosses in time without them.

Level 11 comes to mind here….

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ~ Who is the Best Mod? ~

valkyrie!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Thanks-givings

Despite the aura that staff and us mods have of being highly important people, it’s the users that make up the whole site. Along with Kyru, I’d like to thank all of you responsible, helpful users for helping to make the site what it is; a wonderful community.

Thanks Jim and Emily for starting the site, Greg for the achievements, Staff and Mods for keeping things stable and everyone for making it awesome!

“Couldn’t’ve done it without you guys” :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Introducing Underdog Week!

I think this week is a brilliant idea. Totally worth it. Every game deserves its moment in the sun; not just the mainstream ones.

I tip my hat to you.

If I had a hat.

I want a hat.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / shift 3 stolen again...

DeathGAWD

People want to have Shift 3 on Kongregate, so I did, I never SAID I claimed it by myself, and it was FREE and DOWNLOADABLE. http://armorgames.com/free-website-games/ So Stop whining about it, its just a game, I never claimed it and never will.

Armor Games Terms of Service

You shall not, nor will you allow any third party (whether or not for your benefit) to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party (including, without limitation, on or via a third party website), or otherwise use, any Material without the express prior written consent of Armor Games.

Kongregate FAQ

Games that are deemed obscene, hateful, pornographic, stolen (you must be the creator or one of the creators to upload a game) or not even games will be deleted from the site,

:)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

Damn handsome, Fab ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Leaderboard

I think this is a silly topic, but for the bragging rights, I have 323/327

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

But Crom, it’s not a pillbox :(

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Giving "Typing Ninja Hunter" Badges Is A Mistake

Badges are awarded to games that have a high rating and are never removed. Typing Ninja Hunter had a very good rating of over 4 before it was given badges, however badges often cause games’ ratings to plummet due to angry gamers just pounding out a 1 for no completely justifiable reason. Often I rate badged games 5 just to try and make up for those who have voted low without reason.

This is the same with Draw Play. If you wish for badges to be made for the ‘right’ games, play them before they’re badged and rate appropriately and if they really are horrible, then they might not get badges and you don’t have to complain.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SSBB Mains?

I is a Sonic main! cheers

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Games that should have badges

To me, I reckon Drunken Master’s would turn into just another Papa’s Pizzeria; fun game but when it gets gruelingly long, ratings would plummet.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What Kongregate is missing

I’d play if someone made a Go game. I’m horrible, but it’s rather fun :)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / the lardener

You may only upload games that you have made. If you need to download it, you probably didn’t make it ;)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

If you look at the counter, it’s got only 3 digits of games and only around 1,500 online. Aww, little Kongregate! :3

I also love how the news reporter made sure he pronounced each syllable carefully xP

Additional: I don’t think the guy playing Fancy Pants would win the “Run fast run fancy” badge. But great stuff, getting on the news and all. Would’ve been a great to get some super publicity.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] How to use bug to win in Kongai.

Probably using an alt to resign to his own games. But that’d be kinda hard with the amount of people…eh, it’s possible.

I wonder if there’s anyway to address this issue….

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

Huzzah! The Sakuya is revealed! She is now in your pokemon index. :D

And Rabbid, that is an awesome hat. Just…awesome xD

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

xD! Brilliant!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / A warning please.

We did get a warning. They had a message in a blue box at the top of every page warning they were going into maintenance in x minutes at least 20 minutes in advance :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Kongai Fan Fiction

A brilliant read! I strongly encourage you to continue! However, like several stories I’ve written, it seems as though it’s been written for fun (which of course it has) but that also means t hat if you continue, you may want to start thinking of some overall plot to twist in.

Anyway, great stuff! :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

Don’t you dare insult the glasses! :3

And yes, the coat really does need shoulders. But not bad for Year 10 Design Tech xD

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

It may surprise you, but Jonno also starred in two of the leading roles in The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded as Morpheus and Agent Smith:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

Congratulations, KoR and LtD :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

Congrats, Scotti!

I can’t believe it’s not a real arrow, Renny :O

Heh, Sakuya…^^