Honestly I think people who use screen-readers or otherwise have issues reading images of text have the BETTER end of the deal in this case, I only made them read the first four.

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@witchfynder_finder This gives the answer to one of my favorite puzzles, though: What's the next number in this sequence?

8, 5, 4, 1, 7, _

@noelle It looks like you forgot 9 in your setup, so that confused me for a second =P

@witchfynder_finder @noelle it still works, it's just 1-8 alphabetically rather than 1-10

@witchfynder_finder @robotcarsley @noelle if it's a puzzle to open the inner sanctum of the spider goddess temple it's perfect, people who really pay attention have all the clues they need

@witchfynder_finder I totally need to add this to my collection of random tables for D&D.

@witchfynder_finder everything between 37 and 51 is wrong because they sorted it as "hundred" instead of "one hundred"

@witchfynder_finder omg I think one of my favorite boards of Canada songs uses this as lyrics and I am. wow

@witchfynder_finder horrifying that the list starts from zero but the numbering starts from one

@witchfynder_finder tbh it mostly reminds us of the kind of thing alexander graham doyle would use as a cipher in a watson holmes story and feel very clever about

@witchfynder_finder what number range would maximize the number of numbers that are in the right spot?

@witchfynder_finder as a percentage, if the number set is {one, two} then that is 100% in order. {fifty-eight, fifty-nine, sixty, sixty-one} works too. but for just the absolute numbers I do not know

@malacat I have a friend who is a math major and is used to me asking him weird shit, I'll see if he has input

@malacat @witchfynder_finder i think itΚΌs safe to conclude that the range only includes numbers less than 100 (since the 100s will all be grouped together, out of order with everything else, and the same for the 200s, and so on, and the boundary­‑crossing range {five hundred ninety-eight, five hundred ninety-nine, six hundred, six hundred one, six hundred two} is no improvement on just doing the same thing with fifty and sixty

so if you want the largest range which is COMPLETELY in order, 58–62 looks like your best bet

@witchfynder_finder I didn't even have to read the whole thing to be immediately angry.

@witchfynder_finder @cuteascii (it's mostly the same, but shorter word trumps starting letter.)

@witchfynder_finder i think you'll find this is actually blursed, and also, i love it

@ebeth I have been showing this to everyone, I love it in ways I can not easily describe

@witchfynder_finder actually thinking about it for more than six seconds that' s a terrible way to visualise it, here's a slightly better one

@witchfynder_finder It's cool how the kinda nested pattern represents the order (0), 8, 5, 4, 9, 1, 7, 6, 3, 2 that happens in most of the tens, and also of all of most of them collectively

@witchfynder_finder β€œ14) fifteen”

-friends at the table sounds in the distance-

I would have loved if at least one number matched its actual position. Only fifteen and sixty-eight come close.

@guido @witchfynder_finder okay, it only has one number with position == value if you start counting the positions with 0

@guido @witchfynder_finder if you start counting positions at 0, sixtynine is at position 69 :)
(and fünfunddreißig at 35)

Someone who is not on mastodon as far as I know just sent me a link to this toot lol @witchfynder_finder

@witchfynder_finder @marnanel I think it might be more fun to alphabetize _all_ the numerals. Then for example you have β€œeight billion; eight billion and eight; eight billion eighty, … ” in there between β€œeight” and β€œeighty”.

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