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Offline Kwisatz Haderach

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« on: July 31, 2007, 08:27:47 AM »
Having been reduced to a small crushable polyhedron, I am not allowed to talk in the ST:TOS Mafia thread, but I wanted to clear up what shape I am.

I am not a dodecahedron (12-sider), nor a decahedron (10-sider); if you look closely at the image you will see that I am clearly a Truncated Cube, that is, a cube with the corners cut off.

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007, 08:30:11 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007, 08:31:36 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007, 08:38:27 AM »
You are so not a truncated cube!  Truncated cubes have 6 octagonal faces and 8 triangular faces.  You have square faces and triangular faces.  This is a truncated cube.  Does this look like you?



You, my friend, are obviously nothing but a cuboctahedron:

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007, 08:40:50 AM »
A cuboctahedron is a special case of a truncated cube, just like a square is a special case of a rectangle.

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007, 08:44:06 AM »
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A cuboctahedron is a special case of a truncated cube, just like a square is a special case of a rectangle.


No it's not!  A cuboctahedron is a rectified cube, but a truncated cube is a distinct, specific Archimedean solid.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2007, 08:45:32 AM »
Not true cuboctahedron is a truncated cube.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2007, 08:47:04 AM »
I think this should clear things up:
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2007, 08:52:33 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2007, 08:52:58 AM »
Somebody push the button on Mickal555's belt and get Febo back so we can have more of this insane discussion in the proper forum.  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2007, 09:09:23 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2007, 10:55:20 AM »
Quote from: "thefellswooper"
I think this should clear things up:


Nice chart!

I would argue that everything on this chart other than the cube and the octahedron is a specific instance of the general category "truncated Cube" or "truncated Octahedron".

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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2007, 11:19:43 AM »
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I would argue that everything on this chart other than the cube and the octahedron is a specific instance of the general category "truncated Cube" or "truncated Octahedron".


Well, I see where you're coming from.  I consider "truncated cube" to be a technical term referring to a specific polyhedron, but it's certainly true that you get a cuboctahedron by truncating a cube (or an octahedron).  

What I don't see is how you can be talking.  Where's the mouth on that thing?
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2007, 12:35:43 PM »
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What I don't see is how you can be talking.  Where's the mouth on that thing?


You're trying to get me to waste valuable work time photoshopping a mouth onto the photo of the "rectified cube," aren't you?

Well, it's not going to work, instead, I'm going to waste my value work time putting molds on the Harry Potter Chess Set I just got so that I can improve the sculpt and cast them in bronze...

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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2007, 01:20:17 PM »


Oh, I see it now.
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