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January 3, 2012

Blame Nedry for letting them out.

srikanth @ 9:28 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1325626123 ) Play

Structures of this sort were given a very interesting name. What?

(Question will auto-mod on the 6th)

Cracked by: badideabear , shrik , jowens and Bharath

Answer:
Replicating tiles, AKA “rep-tiles”

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10 Responses to “Blame Nedry for letting them out.”

  1. Rajesh

    Dinos??


  2. polyform
    Pinwheel homothetic tiling


  3. badideabear
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    rep-tiles

    “A polygon that can be dissected into smaller copies of itself is called a rep-tile. The triangular polygonal spiral is also a rep-tile.”


  4. shrik
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    Awesome question that made me dive into an awesome world of tessellation and tiling.

    Above are called “rep-tiles”, a shape that can be dissected into smaller copies of the same shape.

    In unrelated news, somebody seems to have discovered a sudden love for the work of Solomon Golomb :)


  5. jowens
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    rep-tiles


  6. Rogi
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    I believe they’re “cake cutting” problems. So I’m having trouble reconciling the Jurassic Park reference.
    “Tyranny of small decisions” is sometimes explained by equal division of grazing areas to the detriment of the whole. Could it be reference to Dino pens?


  7. Rogi
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    Doh! Fractals are loosely explained in Jurassic Park. That was really bugging me.


  8. Bharath
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    rep-tiles


  9. Manish Achuth
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    Pentominoes tiling puzzles.


  10. Vishwas B Sharma
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    Some form of Tangrams. n number of shapes repeated to form the same shape in a bigger form.


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