The game in question is Sequence.

Simple task: Factorise the number 233789. The solution was: 389, 601.

New number is: 23961491. The solution was: 3821, 6271.

Giveaway is over now.

Then mail me the prime factors (7892142@googlemail.com, include your username) and receive the link to the giveaway~. I must ask that you add a little explanation on how you factorised it, since otherwise you just have taken the easy route and have used a CERTAIN online tool.

Enjoy. :3

5 years ago*

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Can't believe I'm saying this at age 26, but Ms. Quimby teaching me long division in 6th grade is about to pay off. Will send you the numbers when I get home.

5 years ago

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Can I use programs I wrote myself or do you want me to send you the whole calculation? Or woudl it be enough if I told you which method I used?

5 years ago

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It's only a 5\$ game. You can of course use programs you wrote yourself, as long as you can explain the results in 1-2 sentences (and how your algorithm works, just because I am interested). :3 I decided to use a rather short number, though, so programs won't be necessary to solve the problem.

5 years ago

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I know it's not NEEDED, but I am lazy like that and I know I've written something useful before... I just have to find it :D

5 years ago

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Yeah, I got the idea for the giveaway while thinking about an algorithm that doesn't take forever to prime factor 100+ digit numbers, too. Good luck to you!

5 years ago

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Got bored looking for my old program. Started doing it by hand. Got distracted. Wrote a new program implementing a way that would get me thrown out of my classes if my teachers saw it.
Yeah... well, it works.

5 years ago

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I'm a programmer, so naturally I programmed a software to do it :) Provided source in my email.

5 years ago

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Hah, I did the same thing.

It's hacky as hell, won't handle large numbers, and will completely choke on incorrect input... but it works! :P

5 years ago

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Whats factorise? im not a nerd

5 years ago

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Find numbers that can be multiplied, resulting in the number 233789. In this case you are supposed to find prime numbers.

5 years ago

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You need some math :P

5 years ago

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Removed

5 years ago

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A very cheap one, yes, I guess, since you didn't make it yourself. But eh. But I'd appreciate if you removed that link for others not to have such a cheap way out. :3

Edit: Wait...actually, only a solution if you can explain to me on how that script finds the primes.

5 years ago

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You know, a CERTAIN online site is much more easier to get the answer with.

5 years ago

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5 years ago

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Well I'm a nerd but no math nerd. gg :(

5 years ago

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# DO NOT POST SPOILERS OR YOU WILL BE BANNED

-regards

5 years ago

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You mind deleting that?

5 years ago

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Okay, by the way i hate math.

5 years ago

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Spoiler alert: You submission may be wrong.

5 years ago

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I think i gave u the correct answer but probably u were looking for a more advanced method :d

5 years ago

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sent a mail, hopefully it's correct.

5 years ago

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How long until this giveaway ends? I want to try to write a program for this in Java, even though I just started studying it 2 weeks ago =P

5 years ago

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A week. No hurries.

5 years ago

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Oh, good to know, that's plenty of time!

5 years ago

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Gogogooggo

5 years ago

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Sent a mail. I hope that I clearly explained everything. I wrote the C++ program (it's really simple and took me 5 minutes - I remember it from school) ;)

5 years ago

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13 accepted solutions, and already we got a C, a C++, a JS, a Shell and a PHP program. I love this.

5 years ago

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Hmm, I'm tempted to write another solution in Haskell. Haven't written anything in that language for 5 years... :-)

5 years ago

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No Haskell? Really? You've got a mail incoming :)

5 years ago

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You should post everybody's solutions when the giveaway is over. ( ･ิー･ิ)

5 years ago

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Hard mode: Don't be a nerd, solve it anyway.

5 years ago

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You are a nerd though if you use "Hard mode"

5 years ago

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I think I'm a little late to the party.

5 years ago

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The giveaway will be open for a whole week. So you are early!

5 years ago

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It's to easy for week giveaway(

5 years ago

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Great idea. I send a couple emails because 1) I was lazy and brute forced in in Javascript and then felt bad and had to reimplement in Python and 2) I forgot to send you my steam profile name!

Thanks!

5 years ago

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i wrote a program up, but my emails all say failed =****[

5 years ago

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sent an email

5 years ago

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Just sent you my drunk-written Java app to do it, took me like 15min to do it. Hope its the first one in Java! d:

5 years ago

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I did it the hard way. You can tell I graduated in the 80's... I opened MS Calculator and just started tossing in primes starting at 3. That was actually the most fun I've had in a while, trying to solve that. :)

5 years ago

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I did it the same way. Took 3 minutes. Those crazy kids and their programming.

5 years ago

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU'RE KILLING MEEEEE!!!!!!

As nerdy as i am, i simply HATE maths; even being a programmer i just refuse to do a program that allows me to factorize that :D, so good luck to everyone!!

(Yes, i'm a lazy programmer :3 )

5 years ago

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There is less than 10 lines of code in VBA.

5 years ago

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Sent it. =D

5 years ago

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Went with Perl. I was hoping to cram it into 2 or 3 lines somehow, but was eventually satisfied to get under a dozen. Sent.

Thanks for the giveaway :)

EDIT: I should mention that my algorithm is shit.

5 years ago

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Still got 10 mails to answer. But for the new entrants: Ante upped.

5 years ago

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For fun I sent you the latest factorization, and a suggestion for any new numbers you might toss out.

5 years ago

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No "new" solution since the number changed. Lazy nerds, too!

5 years ago

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Closed 5 years ago by no7892142.