> Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:58:06 -0600
> From: j13-DfbTns2efBA@public.gmane.org
> To: wichitajayhawks-uAjRD0nVeow@public.gmane.org
> CC: gwaldby-lkj+O3pAZmnk1uMJSBkQmQ@public.gmane.org
> Subject: Re: Hours Report
> On 03/13/2013 12:08 PM, JULIAN WALDBY wrote:
> > Attached: hours-20130311.txt
> > Julian
> You wrote: "I worked on a number of problems this week. I was able to
> solve three problems using straightforward approaches to solving the
> problem and then putting in software. I found that if I got myself to
> work in longer blocks of time that I was more productive and able to get
> work done."
> Good work habits definitely help get things done.
> Your file hours-20130311.txt has a number of problems with it, so you
> will need to revise it and ask Gail.
> Good work habits definitely help get things done.> > Your file hours-20130311.txt has a number of problems with it, so you > will need to revise it and resubmit.> > Here are some of the problems with the hours file or with the programs > in the program file:> > 1. There are supposed to be time subtotals and totals in your hours > reports; those are missing in this report, so it can't be paid.The total wqas clearly over 25 hours. You can multiply 25 by ($22 / hr). > 2. The stuff about "Nietzsche is correct" etc apparently has nothing to > do with the SPOJ problems and is irrelevant to hours worked. Any hours > report containing irrelevant nonsense can't be paid.// 2. Answer: It was relevant. Nietzsche said 'Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. ' Nietzsche also said, 'This action nearly kills Zarathustra, for example, and most human beings cannot avoid other-worldliness because they really are sick, not because of any choice they made." Solving www.spoj.pl problems is partly philosophical. Did you know that the pouring problem can be reduced to modulo? I bet you did not.
> 3. You previously tried to bill for 05 Mar and 06 Mar with shopping
> time, and now are trying to bill for those dates with BABTWR, CANTON,
> and TOANDFRO. However, you did problem BABTWR last October;
> http://www.spoj.com/problems/CANTON/ last December; and
> http://www.spoj.com/problems/TOANDFRO/ last December. Those problems
> are already paid for.
You did not pay for those dates, so I am perfectly able to bill for the other work I did on those days. I am allowed to improve BABTWR and the others. I am halfway to BABTWR under ten seconds, which is three times as good as your 37 second answer using Python.
> 4. Regarding http://www.spoj.com/problems/ABSYS/ you wrote:
> 09 Mar 2013 : 1000 - 1200 : The ink blots can be represented by chewy
> peppermint candy.
> 10 Mar 2013 : 0950 - 1150 : When I read the notes, the first thing I do
> is convert machula to mentos.
> 11 Mar 2013 : 0935 - 1045 : Having trouble with overall scenario.
> Submitted and received WA.
// 4. So what?! I write what leads me to 'Solve the Problem, ' my stated motto.
> On the submissions page http://www.spoj.com/status/ABSYS/start=0 I see
> your submission for ABSYS dated 2013-03-13 18:58:02 but didn't see an
> earlier submission.
// There was no earlier submission. I only claimed one submission.
Anyhow, the references to chewy peppermint candy
> and mentos don't make any sense ; see item 2. This looks like an
> interesting problem, but don't overcomplicate it. All you have to do is
> determine which term the 'machula' is in; choose the appropriate case of
> 3 possible cases; and call an output routine with 3 parameters. For
> example, if the values of terms 1 and 3 are known and stored in t1 and
> t3, and the 'machula' is in the 2nd term, call output(t1, t3-t1, t3).
// Answer: If you would keep a constant Nyquist rate of surveillance of my reports you might be able to follow what I do. Such as how I solved the Water pouring problem using only the % (modulo symbol). Beep Beep. This is Sputnik Sieben. I spent a lot of time on the problem. I havea good idea of what works and what does not. At this point I am not interested in your input regarding it for I have a bean on it. Two beans, in fact.
Julien F Waldby