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Posted on: Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:53 am

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Re: Older users
I often use trial and error when solving the harder puzzles, but at the same time I'm mad at myself for not figuring out the logical solution I know exists...

But now I'm not as obsessed on solving every puzzle every day, my main thing is to wake up in the morning and drink a cup coffee, then start solving the puzzles. Usually I solve the 4x4-6x6 puzzles and start doing the timed ones (hoping the caffeine has had time to work its magic ). And then solve the harder ones and sudokus at work or after work.

I did find the site at work about four years ago, and now I'm 32. So if ages vary from 13 to 71, I'm almost a middle aged calcudoku solver

-Ville

Posted on: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:36 am

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Re: Older users
jpoos wrote:
On days with no really difficult puzzles (like patterned 9x9's or 15x15's), I can solve everything in 45 minutes or less (my record is about 30 minutes).

For reference, today I solved everything (that includes the easy and medium sudoku, and the timed puzzles (which I may or may not all solve (but I do try them all))) in just about exactly 30 minutes.

Last edited by jpoos on Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:47 am, edited 2 times in total.

Posted on: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:26 am

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Re: Older users
It took me an hour and 5 minutes today from when I started to when I finished. Probably an hour in actual puzzle time. That includes all the non subscriber puzzles apart from the easy sudoku.

Posted on: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:35 am

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Re: Older users
There is now way this "older" user could do all the puzzles in such a short time.......I certainly wish I could as that would free up a lot of extra time for other pursuits ........just curious as to what is "about exactly" 30 minutes

Posted on: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:46 am

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Re: Older users
beaker wrote:
There is now way this "older" user could do all the puzzles in such a short time.......I certainly wish I could as that would free up a lot of extra time for other pursuits ........just curious as to what is "about exactly" 30 minutes

Well, when I was done I looked at the pc clock, which showed 00:30:50, so, considering you can start solving puzzles from 00:01:00, it took me 29:50, which I consider to be about exactly 30 minutes.

Posted on: Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:08 am

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Re: Older users
OK......I can see that.......a little off topic, but I'm sure most of you will know the answers to 2 questions I have: 1) why is the "#" called "hashtag"?
2) what is "&amp"
Why and how are these 2 used and who comes up with these "don't know what you would call them?".......

Posted on: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:32 am

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Re: Older users
'#' is called number sign or hash. A word that begins with a # is a hash_tag: it can be found easily. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_sign

Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampersand

Posted on: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:46 pm

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Re: Older users
beaker wrote:
OK......I can see that.......a little off topic, but I'm sure most of you will know the answers to 2 questions I have: 1) why is the "#" called "hashtag"?

I don't know how the number sign came to be called a hash, but it makes sense when you come across a hashtag - the word is tagged with a hash, thus becoming a hashtag.

Posted on: Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:24 pm

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Re: Older users
marblevolcano wrote:
beaker wrote:
OK......I can see that.......a little off topic, but I'm sure most of you will know the answers to 2 questions I have: 1) why is the "#" called "hashtag"?

I don't know how the number sign came to be called a hash, but it makes sense when you come across a hashtag - the word is tagged with a hash, thus becoming a hashtag.

I first heard it called a hash instead of 'number sign' or 'pound sign' in the late nineties by coders who also called the exclamation point a 'bang'. More recently I heard that it might be derived from crosshatch, as a description of the four intersecting lines.

Posted on: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:50 pm

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Re: Older users
beaker wrote:
2) what is "&amp"

these (probably "&amp;" should not be visible on a web page.

The ampersand is used to specify special characters in HTML (the "markup language" used for web pages).

Of course then the ampersand itself also becomes a special character, and is specified by "&amp;"

So if you see the full "&amp;" somewhere on a web page, instead of just the ampersand, then something went wrong..

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