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By Swistakk, 16 months ago, In English,

http://thepolishbookstore.com/en/p/446812/looking-for-a-challenge-the-ultimate-problem-set-from-the-university-of-warsaw-programming-competition

I hope that I will never ever again get any private message requesting help in obtaining this book :P (which I got tons of). Inb4 I have nothing in common with this book, I am just passing info.

EDIT: Look below for monsoon's comment for stores with much better price.

 
 
 
 
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What's the relation between this book and the booklet of the same name that was distributed at the 2012 World Finals? Was the 2012 version a sample? I don't have it near me right now, but the booklet didn't have anywhere near 100 pages if I remember correctly, let alone 450.

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    I have the book from the WF 2012 from Warsaw and it has 425 pages + some empty ones at the back. The cover looks the same to me.

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    The booklet distributed at the World Finals in 2012 was only a 48-pages-long preview of the "Looking for a Challenge?" book which was printed slightly after the finals.

    The book from the link is the second edition of the full "Looking for a Challenge?". The set of problems is the same as in the first edition, but we have revised the whole text and done some minor corrections where needed.

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It seems that the second bookstore will get a nice profit:

First bookstore (shipment only to Poland) 92,82 zł ~ 22 EUR

Second bookstore (international shipment) $61.94 ~ 53 EUR

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    There are other bookstores which have the book in reasonable prices for international shipment, but their websites are in Polish:

    Third bookstore (international shipment) ~ 30 EUR

    Fourth bookstore (EU shipment) ~ 20 EUR

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      Thank you very much!

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      Wow, 30 EUR seems like a reasonable profit for google translating some page.

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      I can now confirm that ordering through bonito.pl works (at least to Finland). You have to find out the meaning of some Polish words, but that's not a problem. You can pay using credit cards, and they send the books via DPD. (The company that delivers DPD parcels in Finland is very bad, but that's another story.)

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        You can pay with credit cards on bonito.pl? I didn't saw that option. So I ordered via polskaksiegarniainternetowa.eu, only cost a little bit more, and I received the book like 2-3 days later.

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          Yes, if you select "PayU", you can pay using credit cards (and some other methods).

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Aah... Atleast finally Swistakk posted something relevant.

I was not happy by the way this guy used to get contribution points. He is so cheap that he used to bang in between the conversations and used to comment, just to get upvotes. He is the only guy in the Top Contributors list who shouldn't be, because shit commenting doesn't make you a contributor. Dear Swistakk, If you want to be in some list then I suggest you go hard on yourself and make yourself come in the Top Rated list.

Have a great day! Bye!

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    Radewoosh is this you?

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      I don't think so, even Radewoosh makes funnier posts :P

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        Looks like an ex — LGM has nothing to say in his defense and hence again is shit commenting, as mentioned before.

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            I've upvoted you. Happy ?

            Btw, that teddy with long teeth(in your profile pic) looks better than you.

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              Let's just appreciate this amazing comment xd

              "that teddy with long teeth (in your profile pic) looks better than you."

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    I'm totally with you, man! Swistakk is that kind of man, who is even not ashamed of stealing jokes from lower-rated users, see this comment. I think that such people should be banned from CF community discussions.

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      Hey! IBaloff. Yes, you are correct. Also, Let me tell you swistakk that if I have got -40, then it doesn't mean that you've won. It might mean that 50 people had upvoted me and 70 people downvoted me. And those 70 are also because of your color(red), otherwise one can't tell the difference between your jokes, your face and your shit, cause they all look the same!

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tfw I got it for free

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Guys if anyone gets the books please upload to Library Genesis. That will be helpful to poor contestants.