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Re^5: Dueling Flamingos: The Story of the Fonality Christmas Golf Challenge

by primo (Beadle)
on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:15 UTC ( #1009342=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Dueling Flamingos: The Story of the Fonality Christmas Golf Challenge
in thread Dueling Flamingos: The Story of the Fonality Christmas Golf Challenge

I tried many magic formulas, but this happens to be one of the first ones I tried since the $m x $& tends to multiply the result by 10 each time, so getting a result that's one longer each time, about the only somewhat regular pattern in roman numerals.

-- Ton, remarking on how he found his magic formula back in 2004

I suppose if I had done my research better, I would have known that Ton had reached his result based on exactly the same methodology that I posted above. But seriously:

4x$&%1859^7

xor 7? Now that's just crazy.


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