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Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Webby, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Webby

    Webby F1 Veteran

    Sep 12, 2004
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    This thread will either be a huge hit or a bomb...

    What are your scores

    Beginner: 5 seconds
    Intermediate: 36 seconds
    Expert: 162 seconds
     
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  3. Miltonian

    Miltonian F1 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2002
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    Milton, Wash.
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    Jeff B.
    B - 8 seconds
    I - 43 seconds
    E - 123 seconds (knocked more than 20 seconds off my previous best)

    I suck at computer games.
     
  4. XR4Tim

    XR4Tim Formula 3

    Jun 1, 2005
    1,485
    Medina, OH
    Beginner - 9 seconds
    Intermediate - 84 seconds
    Expert - 246 seconds

    Maybe something's wrong with my technique.
     
  5. Miltonian

    Miltonian F1 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2002
    5,964
    Milton, Wash.
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    Jeff B.
    I haven't played anything except Expert level for quite a while, and like I said, I generally suck at computer games. There's something I've always wondered about the Minesweeper game, namely that it couldn't possibly be totally set up in advance, like it seems it should be. In other words, when you start a game, the position of the mines SHOULD already be established, you just have to find them. But it doesn't work that way, not unless I'm incredibly unlucky. When I start a game, and I punch up a "1", that means that there SHOULD be only one chance in 8 that I will hit a mine on any square adjoining that "1" on my next move. Right? So then why do I hit a mine at least 50% of the time on my next move, and sometimes the same thing happens several games in a row. The odds of that happening must be astronomical. Yet I see it happen to me all the time. The computer is cheating.
     
  6. XR4Tim

    XR4Tim Formula 3

    Jun 1, 2005
    1,485
    Medina, OH
    When I hit a square next to a 1, I only hit a mine 2-3 times out of 10. I'd say it's your luck. I'm pretty sure the entire layout is determined once you hit the first square.
     
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  8. DGS

    DGS Four Time F1 World Champ

    May 27, 2003
    41,988
    MidTN
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    DGS
    What's the odds that the first square you hit will have a mine under it? So why doesn't it?

    End game: If there are two squares left, and there's a bomb under one of them, the odds should be 1 in 2. But if you've left five other squares where you know there are bombs unmarked, then the odds are 6 out of 7. (Danger Will Robinson)

    Why would Bill "Pay Me" Gates ever give away software with every version of Windoze?
    Can you say "gullibility test?".

    Internet IQ Test: Send $39.95 S&H in cash to untraceable address for a "free" appraisal of your intelligence ....
     
  9. Malfoy

    Malfoy Formula 3

    Mar 22, 2004
    1,960
    Hampton, VA
    It's generated when you click the first square. There isn't a way to lose on the first square.

    And my best time is like 160 on expert. My stepdads is like 30 secs. Don't ask me how, I still believe it was witchcraft. He had some time in the 50s before he knocked it down to the 30s. I still am shocked to this day.
     
  10. gougoul

    gougoul Formula 3

    Nov 25, 2004
    1,302
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Uh, i managed expert years ago in under 100 secs.
    Beginner in 1 sec. (first click made whole field clear)
     
  11. DallasGuy

    DallasGuy Formula Junior

    Oct 29, 2002
    606
    Frisco TX
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    Chris F
    I haven't played in a while but in college the lowest scores were:

    Beginner = 1 second (1st click cleared it)
    Intermediate = 23 seconds
    Expert = 86 seconds
     
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