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Memory contest [Mar. 19th, 2005|08:17 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
I just found out about the USA memory championship from slashdot, and tried out a the random word memorization thingie. In my first attempt I did 40 words in 6 minutes with 3 mistakes, and in my second attempt 40 words in 5 minutes without mistakes. I think I can easily beat the USA record of 107 words (in 15 minutes), especially considering that the contest allows 20 minutes for recollection whereas I didn't give myself any time at all. The world record of 189 is probably too high for me, but I think with some practice I can reach 130-150.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2005-03-19 09:08 pm (UTC)
I used the actual wordlist from the competition. Its available on the website.
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From: seedar
2005-03-19 10:49 pm (UTC)

[OT] post page style

How do you get your permalink pages in the s2-generator style?
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2005-03-20 01:03 am (UTC)

Re: [OT] post page style

I dunno what you mean, maybe its one of the things LJ only lets you do if you pull out your wallet.
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[User Picture]From: skthewimp
2005-03-20 03:51 am (UTC)

value of pi

reminds me of some stuff you'd put about remembering the value of pi upto 100 decimal places or something...
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2005-03-20 04:19 am (UTC)

Re: value of pi

Yeah, that was me. You missed a zero though - I memorized pi to a thousand places.
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