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Best Answer plasmid, 09 September 2014 - 06:34 AM

Ok, that's enough dallying around for now. Time for an answer.

Spoiler for might not be optimal but is probably a good start


Edit: correction to the above.
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Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:46 PM

Just to make sure: If a prisoner sees his light getting flipped by someone other than himself, does he have any way to know whether the person flipping the lights is clockwise or counterclockwise from him?

If the answer to the above is no, then are the cells in the cell block distinguishable in any way (like being visibly numbered) such that the prisoners can say "Whoever's in cell #1 should start signaling according to this code, and whoever's in cell #2 should do X but whoever's in cell #9 should do Y"? Or will the prisoners be in cells that have no particular identifying features?

 

No.

 

Yes, the cells are distinguishable, i.e. by their position from the entrance to the cell block.


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 06:34 AM   Best Answer

Ok, that's enough dallying around for now. Time for an answer.
Spoiler for might not be optimal but is probably a good start


Edit: correction to the above.
Spoiler for

Edited by plasmid, 09 September 2014 - 07:50 AM.

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