There is a country named [Сensored]. In this country the national instrument is called "balalayka". In the capital of [Сensored] the biggest square is called Red Square... I don't have nothing against [Сensored], but there are some idiots who live there (like Gyrinovskiy), that like to say before think! And what thay say is very politically uncorrect! I hope that authors of the problem are not such idiots. I'd like to wish the authors of the problem to think more before write such things in the problem statement.
It would be very nice for you to change the problem statement completly.
best regards, Ostap Korkuna.
You forgot about "bears", "vodka" and "valenki" ;) (+)
See, one may feel offended even if I write "the sky is blue". No concrete names of people and country are mentioned. Why do you think the story is about your country I respect very much? There are a lot of countries in the world who deal with Russian gas. Not all of them steal it in fact ;) But if you associate [Censored] with you country - you must have some reasons... More people from your country will complain about this problem - more people may think something politically incorrect about it. But we are not guilty of it, aren't we? Relax, the story is really cool. Maybe next time we will write something funny about the presidential elections in [Censored] ;)))
Dmitry, it seems that Michael Rybak is not the only man offended by this task statement. Isn't it?
As the administrator of this site I DEMAND this task statement to be rewritten. It DOES offend visitors of this site regardless of which coutry is hidden under phrase '[Censored]'.
Otherwise you have a choice: either I will change task statement by myself or task will be hidden from public (or completely removed from archive).
Everybody who got offended by the statement of this task, let me know about it in this thread. I completely agree with you. Please, avoid offending messages. Just let me know that there are a lot of people who wants Timus to be over politics. And let me know, which solution would you prefer: change of statement or task removal.
as Russian citizen i think that shuld corect not only tsk about [cenzored] country but and 1457(about old pop), and ALL task in timus archive wich creat wrong understending about my GREAT matherland :)
First, if the statement will be changed by you, all our twenty problems will be locked until we may come to some decision. And lots of programmers who have sense of humour and want to solve these problems will thank you very much for what you achieved because of several malcontents.
Second, now Ilya Grebnov, Nikita Rybak and me are trying to think out something. We need at least one day to do it.
Third, if you think it is so just and noble of you to put pressure upon us, you are mistaken. You forget something. We are not your subordinates. You do not pay us money for what we are doing here - for the sake of Timus Online Judge by the way. As you could see, our contests are much more popular than any contests before. We are still the Top Coders. So try to learn to respect us - at least as this site's best programmers - OK?
P.S. Now we are working at "Pascal vs. C++. Version 2" problem which is going to be added to the Volume 4 soon. But because of you we had to slow down our activity. Thank you very much, it is very useful for Timus.
Our, i'm so impressed by you kindness, really , yes you won't get paid for changing problem statement, but i'd like to inform you that in civilized world there exists such thing as "law" and your problem can be recognized as offending honour of some country and peoople, so try be more carefull in future plz. Of course i understand that changing problem statement is a really exhausting job, so thank you for this great effort!