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Posted on Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:15 am
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i came up with a chainmaille trivia question:

what is the smallest number of rings that are possible in a single stable unit of a weave with "unconnected ring/s?"

rules: rings can be any mix of ar. "stable unit" - smallest section of captive or orbiting ring that cannot fall off or out. "unconnected" - refers to captive or orbit.

if you think you know the answer, private message me and i'll post the answer here in one week. i will post again thurs, sep 27.



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Posted on Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:53 pm
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One

I call this weave "Ring" Coif LoL



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Posted on Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:30 am
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Daemon_Lotos wrote:
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I call this weave "Ring" Coif LoL


...to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. Very Happy

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Posted on Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:08 pm
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Jax25 wrote:
Daemon_Lotos wrote:
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I call this weave "Ring" Coif LoL


...to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. Very Happy


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Posted on Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:45 am
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Is everyone here a geek?

Oh god... what a stoopid question.


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Posted on Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:58 pm
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Are magnetic rings ok? Very Happy

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Posted on Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:45 pm
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i hadn't thought of magnetic rings. that would be an interesting experiment. i guess for the question we will just consider non magnetic rings.



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Posted on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:48 pm
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mithrilweaver wrote:
i hadn't thought of magnetic rings. that would be an interesting experiment. i guess for the question we will just consider non magnetic rings.

crap.

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Posted on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:52 pm
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well, most of you were correct. the answer is 3. in the example of the orbital connection with 3 rings.

now, i would like to ask a more advanced trivia question:

in the case of the 3 ring orbital, what is the lowest ar if all rings are the same ar? can you find the answer mathematically without going to your ring supplies and testing?



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Posted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:44 am
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lorraine wrote:
Is everyone here a geek?

Oh god... what a stoopid question.


You're right. That was a stoopid question. Wink

As for the smallest AR, I should know that as I was trying to make an orbital here a while back and the rings were just a tad too small...but I am sleep deprived right now and any sort of thinking hurts my brains.

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Posted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:07 am
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5?


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Posted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:19 pm
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yes, lorraine got it right - 5 is the correct answer.



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Posted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:07 pm
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Oh I knew about AR 5 as requirement - but I couldn't find a geometric/mathematic method like e.g. compass/ruler construction, while there surely is one. Can you enlighten me?

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Oh I don't know any of the math concerning orbitals. An AR of 5 was just from years of experience playing with orbitals.


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Posted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:34 pm
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lorraine wrote:
Oh I don't know any of the math concerning orbitals. An AR of 5 was just from years of experience playing with orbitals.

Cheater!

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