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    posted a message on Dosnt anyone else feel than Branch mining ruins the purpose.
    OP is misinformed

    branch mining on those deep layers is the most effective way to get DIAMOND, nothing more

    if you are specifically after certain materials, such as iron, there are faster ways to do it than branch mining. for example, vertical mining yields more iron faster.
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    posted a message on [POLL] How often do you post?
    This forum has so many people who I am sure work as rent-a-cops in real life.

    "Your grammar is bad!"

    "This topic belongs in a different subforum!"

    News flash: you aren't moderators. Also, we have a REPORT feature. Use that if you think a thread is off topic.

    Or even better, PM the original poster! What a concept!

    Or, you could just keep spamming with useless comments such as "this belongs in another subforum" or "bad grammar."

    Useless posters, be gone!!!
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    posted a message on How much luck would it take to have 32 diamond ores in 1vein
    Quote from Wethospu »
    You can get an estimate with Monte Carlo simulation.
    All we need is a way to generate huge amount of chunks, then analyze them (brute force?) and lastly calculate "found 32 veins" / "generated chunks".


    that is perhaps the least efficient way of solving a combinatorial problem i have ever heard of.

    no need to do simulations, you can simply calculate the EXACT probability by hand.
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    posted a message on Minecraft Advanced Automatic Piston Sugarcane Farm [Proof of
    Quote from Regular Hexahedron »
    Not sure why you'd ever need that much sugarcane though.


    Legit mega-build of The Library of Alexandria.
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    posted a message on Minecraft Advanced Automatic Piston Sugarcane Farm [Proof of
    Quote from Castaway »
    Quote from Flare Shot »
    I wonder if something like this would work for cactus too.

    Maybe, just maybe, trees too? Trees might be a stretch because you'd need room for them to grow, and I personally don't know if pistons would destroy wood.


    Cactus would work, but automated cactus farm already excists and pistons would only make them more complicated, and trees won't because it wouldnt go into a pickupable(?) block


    Automated tree farms make tons of sense. I'm pondering a system that would punch down all the leaves and put all the tree blocks into a neat corner to make them much, much easier to mine.
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    posted a message on Cactus is Auchually Useful?
    lots of very effective traps have cactii in them as well (even if it's not the primary killer), usually to prevent various forms of clogging within the system.

    cactii have plenty of uses
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    posted a message on Having problems at school, help me out.
    Quote from Nataris »
    blah blah blah i have some ridiculous opinion on what you can learn from and what you can't


    get a life kid.

    nobody cares about your ridiculous opinion on what you can learn from, and what you can't.

    OP doesn't know you. OP doesn't care what you think. he asked a pointed question. if you can't be bothered to answer it, then don't bother to post a wall of text that doesn't address his question, either.

    the amount of absurdity in this thread is amazing to me. so many people think they have some glorious "correct" opinion on what you can learn from and what you can't.

    well news flash: i learned more from "games" than i ever did from any formal education pre-university, and i'm sure many others have done the same. and guess what? i'm nowhere near the only person with this kind of experience.

    you can learn a lot from games. games are good for you. embrace them.
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    posted a message on Having problems at school, help me out.
    i played tons of games at school.

    playing games is good for you. ignore your teachers and play minecraft anyway, especially if you're toying with logic gates. that's an incredibly strong learning experience, especially if it's your first adventure.

    good luck! sorry i can't give any specific advice because it would depend on the personalities of the specific teachers/people in question.

    the goal is simply to manipulate the people with the power to stop into thinking that what you are doing is a good thing.

    here is something that MAY work:
    1. make an appointment for 5 - 10 minutes with the person in question (NO LONGER)
    2. design a presentation aimed to to demonstrate your knowledge of logic gates in the mathematical sense, a strict introduction to the very basics like AND, OR, etc. explain the relationship between redstone circuits and logical circuits and what minecraft is. you might also want to mention any specific plans you have. make sure the presentation fits WITHIN THE TIME. DO NOT GO OVER. be clean, precise, and efficient.
    3. ....
    4. profit?
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    posted a message on So, When Its time To Create A Diamond Hoe? (ADDED A POL!!!)
    Quote from Errorsatz »
    Yes, I farm wheat - with my hands - because you don't need a hoe to harvest it. The hoe is only necessary when getting the grass seeds and tilling the dirt (once) when the farm is created.

    And unless your farm is some behemoth, or you make dozens of farms around the world, you won't exhaust even one stone hoe while setting it up.


    Eventually, time to make a new farm! And when that time happens, in comes trusty diamond hoe! Now you don't have to make a new stone one!

    Woooooo....
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    posted a message on Your Inventory/hotbar?
    for general exploration/combat/spelunking:

    1. shovel
    2. pick
    3. torches
    4. sword
    5. dirt
    6. cooked porkchop
    7. cooked porkchop
    8. water bucket
    9. clock

    when building, it's entirely situational
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    posted a message on am i the only one that rarely uses armor?
    Quote from Trinalsis »
    Quote from preachercraft »
    Caution is my armour. :wink.gif:

    Furthermore, wheat farms make armor pretty much unnecessary unless you get completely cluster****ed by mobs.


    armor = use less wheat = save more time.

    Quote from Trinalsis »
    Armor just plain won't save you from lava


    Armor has saved me from lava many times.

    Quote from Trinalsis »
    and you can't trust it for cushioning falls


    Yes you can.
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    posted a message on So, When Its time To Create A Diamond Hoe? (ADDED A POL!!!)
    Quote from Errorsatz »
    Diamonds don't do you much good lying around in a chest.
    Yeah, but since there's no reason to carry a hoe with you, your diamond hoe would also be lying around in a chest. Diamond pick, shovel, axe, sword - sure, why not. But I'd rather make diamond blocks than a diamond hoe.


    ? Diamond hoes still last longer than regular hoes.

    I don't understand your point. Do you not ever farm wheat?
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    posted a message on am i the only one that rarely uses armor?
    Some rough estimates show me that a full suit of diamond armor saves you about 60 loaves of bread or 37 cooked pork chops (about 150 hearts)

    So to compare, if you mine regularly on the diamond layer, you already have enough diamonds to make this armor.

    By not wearing this armor, and assuming you survive by eating food, if you were to go the bread route you would have to additionally:

    1. Farm up 180 additional wheat
    2. Make it all bread
    3. Put some of it in your inventory, wasting valuable inventory space
    4. Run out of bread
    5. Get more bread, and place it into your inventory, more time wasted

    For pork, it's similar. Even if you have a mob grinder you would have to cook 38 pork chops which is just wasted time that you wouldn't have to bother with if you knew how to manage your health efficiently with armor.
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    posted a message on So, When Its time To Create A Diamond Hoe? (ADDED A POL!!!)
    People who know how to mine properly make diamond hoes.

    People who do not know how to mine properly don't. That simple, really.

    Diamonds don't do you much good lying around in a chest.
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    posted a message on Fake? Minecraft beta 1.5 leaked?
    obviously fake
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