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#321271 One Up Me

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 05 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

His legs were like rubber; occasionally they stretched to the kitchen, but always promptly found their way back to their original position...on the couch.
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#320778 I Know I Spend Too Much Time On BrainDen When...

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 02 July 2012 - 05:09 AM

When I keep hitting 'refresh' to see if the number of views on my topic has gone up.

When I feel sad when it hasn't :(.
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#320282 One Up Me

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 28 June 2012 - 01:43 AM

Yes, and while you two were doing that, that week I spent with your mom was totally worth it. ;)

(And if I get in trouble...making that joke was totally worth it :D)
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#320239 Which Chair you will choose ?

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 27 June 2012 - 07:40 PM

Personally I find it bizarre. I've noted that the "signal to noise ratio" (if signal means correct/true/good reasoning/answer/process, noise means bad/incorrect/false) on brainden is worse than most ad hoc forums or messages, even for the trivially easy puzzles. One of these forms is where people give answers that don't mean a thing to anyone else; the words and logic is practically gibberish in English. How does this happen? Even for most people to acknowledge a correct logical answer seems to be impossible here. If this place lacks common sense, you have to wonder what "communal" value there is given the objectives of contributing here.

In this case, the fact that we have completely different solutions means most of us are completely wrong, and yet believe we are all on the right track.
I have no problem accepting I could be wrong, but I'm the only one who has given a proof, and I have implicitly disproved all other answers. But in my experience, proofs and disproofs mean nothing to most people.

I've been following this thread kind of haphazardly, but I have to come in and say that what you're saying, whether you're trying to or not, is discouraging people from posting with their ideas/thoughts on a puzzle, which I think is a key aspect of BD being a 'community' rather than just a website.

Even if people are wrong, they may say something that inspires thoughts in others, and that in itself is valuable. I am a scientist, and highly value collaboration. Pretty much all great discoveries, although often credited to one person or the other, were made by a collaboration or at least one person building the past works of others.

Also as a scientist, I've noticed that in science, economics, game theory, and even math, there are still problems 'experts' disagree on the correct approach to.

And personally, as a puzzle maker who likes to make somewhat complex puzzles, I highly encourage people to work together and share their working thoughts. It usually 'gets the thread going' and builds a kind of happy, fun atmosphere as well.

To be honest, I have not given this particular puzzle enough analysis to form an opinion on who is 'correct', my beginning line was with probabilities such as your first line, but I never took the time to finish. I recognize that you've put a lot of work and thought into your answer, and you gave a really good and thorough explanation...but I have to point out, it does not constitute a proof...your own 'comments' in red show the parts that need to be completed for it to be a proof.

Welcome to the den ;P.
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#319974 Villager, Villager, Mafia

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 24 June 2012 - 02:49 AM

Okay, game is over. Post is coming. Sorry about the delay...the tubing to the fridge of a house we're kinda housesitting burst and...well...it was not pretty :(.
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#319874 Some Like It Hot

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 22 June 2012 - 09:30 PM

Err...desolee, mon capitaine...

Spoiler for Sorry...I sank your ship...

Edit: And I don't think you need the 13th test either? You don't need to get a 'hot' to figure out which it is, you can assume the last group is 'hot' by the process of elimination.
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#319838 A Game of Probabilities

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 22 June 2012 - 05:41 PM

Or beakers of acid/base we test with litmus paper...or glasses of pepsi/coke we taste test...but not beakers of acid/base that we taste test...

(sorry, couldn't resist ;P)
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#319564 One Up Me

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 20 June 2012 - 10:51 PM

What happens in quantum statistical thermodynamics stays in quantum statistical thermodynamics...b/c no one else cares.
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#319533 One Up Me

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 20 June 2012 - 08:02 PM

Looks like it's going back to tiger_lily.

Aha, I knew there was a reason my relatives seldom eat beef...;P
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#318967 One Up Me

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 18 June 2012 - 02:11 PM

(With props to my cousin for her Euro2012 bracket - )

That would seem more impressive if ...

That would seem more impressive if...I had any idea what you were talking about :huh:.
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#318824 Villager, Villager, Mafia

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 16 June 2012 - 09:27 PM

I can image Y-san talking like GLaDOS for the intro, lol.

Who, me? *innocent wide-eyed look* I've never been an evil AI in my life...*whistling*

The cake was the truth, but the pi was a lie. Anyway, confirming. please don't kill me....

I like that! But I think it should kind of be the opposite...

The cake may or may not be true, but the pi is universally constant. ;P

(Okay, all this talk of cake is making me hungry...and wanting to make a Cake Mafia...Devil's food vs. Angel food, with Potato (Latke) indie...hmm...)

Almost all have confirmed. If you have not done so already, please send in your actions. Thx.
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#318754 Villager, Villager, Mafia

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 15 June 2012 - 10:17 PM

"The cake is a lie!!" ;) :P

Aside from that, It has been a while since i've played mafia... does the night or the day come first? :blush: And if night, can we send in actions yet? :D

Hence the potatoes...;P

Night comes first, and yes, thank you for the reminder, please do send in your actions! I should have included that in the PM's, but it's been a while since I've hosted mafia, too... :blush:
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#318746 One Up Me

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 15 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

Last week, Japanese scientists...this week, Peruvian architects. I'm easy.

(and boy, have I toned that down from my original thought)

Yeah...there's a reason I refrained from posting in the "as fast as" portion... ;)

Last week, Japanese scientist got absolutely nothing done, correlated with 97.9% probability with Nichiro TV having an idol marathon...("I love you, Yuuko-chan!")
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#318297 One Up Me

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 13 June 2012 - 03:45 AM

At the end of this sentence there is a point.
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#317757 One Up Me

Posted by Yoruichi-san on 08 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

Through my extensive years of gaining wisdom, I've finally come to realize that one will always think they have more wisdom than they do...as its impossible to know everything you don't know. :/
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