Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Proposal: Ninety-Five

Times out 4-2 with 1 unresolved DEF and is enacted -SingularByte

Adminned at 01 Apr 2022 14:39:20 UTC

Add a new rule, called Theses:

Each Researcher has a Thesis, which is a text string that defaults to blank. At any time, a Researcher may change their Thesis to a sha256 hash that contains at least 5 possible outputs of Probulator Functions, as well as up to three words that do not appear in the ruleset (and which are flavour text) as salt.

Any Researcher who has a Blobber Quantity of at least five, who has had a Thesis that has been unchanged for at least a week, and whose Thesis in plaintext has the same contents as their Blobber Imprints, has achieved Victory


SingularByte: he/him

30-03-2022 15:21:50 UTC

Might this benefit from an explanation in flavour text written into the rule for how to hash text with a salt? Or would the assumption be that anyone who doesn’t know can just ask in the discord?

Josh: he/they

30-03-2022 15:33:38 UTC

I mean it’s an easy enough google

SingularByte: he/him

30-03-2022 21:01:15 UTC


Raven1207: he/they

30-03-2022 22:17:13 UTC


Thunder: he/him

31-03-2022 02:03:13 UTC


Roujo: he/him

31-03-2022 17:51:51 UTC


Lulu: she/her

31-03-2022 20:04:27 UTC


Clucky: he/him

31-03-2022 21:05:00 UTC


First off, I see a few mechanical issues. I don’t think “whose Thesis in plaintext has the same contents as their Blobber Imprints”  properly excludes the salt. Also not really sure how it works with empty strings.

The fact that you can get to 5 blobber quantity, set your thesis, and then basically put the game on a timer also just doesn’t seem like too much fun to me. Would need ways to mess with people’s inprints, and that doesn’t seem like much fun to me.

And then there is the scam: “who has *had* a Thesis that has been unchanged for at least a week”—had is past tense. So as long as you’ve gone a week without changing your thesis, you’ve “had a thesis that has gone unchanged for at least a week” and so now you can simply update your thesis to match your current output and win. no need to predict anything

there is enough time to fix all of this stuff after it passes… but just doesn’t seem worth the risk that pass and patch somehow winds up being too slow

Lulu: she/her

31-03-2022 21:47:54 UTC

against cov

SingularByte: he/him

31-03-2022 22:10:58 UTC

cov against
I admit I was totally going to scam this one, but I’m happy to vote against it until it’s fixed.

Josh: he/they

31-03-2022 22:13:30 UTC

Oh, I’m not going to repropose it - this dynasty is in the weeds, and if that’s not the time for pass-and-fix then I’m not going to waste effort trying to get something else on the books.

Josh: he/they

31-03-2022 22:13:46 UTC

If you want to then go ahead, of course!

Roujo: he/him

31-03-2022 22:54:41 UTC

Heh, nice catch :P

CoV imperial

SingularByte: he/him

01-04-2022 14:36:29 UTC

CoV for  because a fix has been proposed