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Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe



Ever since I started playing this game, my life has meaning. Literally.

Math with Bad Drawings

Updated 7/16/2013 – See Original Here

Once at a picnic, I saw mathematicians crowding around the last game I would have expected: Tic-tac-toe.

As you may have discovered yourself, tic-tac-toe is terminally dull. There’s no room for creativity or insight. Good players always tie. Games inevitably go something like this:

But the mathematicians at the picnic played a more sophisticated version. In each square of their tic-tac-toe board, they’d drawn a smaller board:

As I watched, the basic rules emerged quickly.

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The Odds Are Always In My Favour



An Element of My Overarching As-Of-Yet-Nameless and Unproven Theory About Life

Numbers are qualitative descriptions, not quantitative ones. Furthermore, all numbers are quantitatively equivalent even though they are qualitatively different. 

In the anthroposophical terms I labour to popularize, wherein I argue that everything can be translated into and by the following equation: mA × cA2 = EA we would say that numbers are all “SpacialMasses” (mA) and, as such, can all be represented by their equivalent symbol phi (øA), which I will detail more in a future post. Read the rest of this entry