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    In our circles you may find A laugh, a wink, a grin But pressure us we'll likely snap And send away our kin. We don't do much, we go to pot Such simple ones are we But with your hand we take command Or from you we will flee.
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    Agree. When I hit the send button, I realized my thinking was too simple. But instead of deleting my post (moderator privilege) I left it to take its licks.
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    Say we want to simulate an N sided die.
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    (This puzzle is from a blog called By Way Of Contradiction.) Imagine you have a circular cake, that is frosted on the top. You cut a d degree slice out of it, and then put it back, but rotated so that it is upside down. Now, d degrees of the cake have frosting on the bottom, while 360 minus d degrees have frosting on the top. Rotate the cake d degrees, take the next slice, and put it upside down. Now, assuming the d is less than 180, 2d degrees of the cake will have frosting on the bottom. If d is 60 degrees, then after you repeat this procedure, flipping a single slice and rotating 6 times, all the frosting will be on the bottom. If you repeat the procedure 12 times, all of the frosting will be back on the top of the cake. For what values of d does the cake eventually get back to having all the frosting on the top?
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    eq ( 1 ) Study = not failed eq. ( 2 ) not study = failed add eq ( 1 ) & ( 2 ) study + not study = fail + not fail study ( 1 + not ) = fail ( 1 + not ) study = fail Then why should we study??
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    this one is pretty cute! Blonde v.s. Lawyer a lawyer sitting on a plane next to a Blonde want to pass some time and turns to her and says, "how about a trivia game, if i ask you a question and you get it right I'll pay you 10 dollars, and if you get it wrong you pay me 1 dollar. then you ask me a question, with the same conditions." blonde says, "no thanks, I'm reading a book." the lawyer says, "okay how about this, 20 dollars for getting right for you, and 20 dollars for getting wrong for me." the blonde rolls her eyes and says fine. the lawyer asks, "whats the distance from the earth to the sun?" the blonde hands him a dollar. then the blonde asks him, "what goes uphill with 3 legs and down hill with 4?" the lawyer blinks for a second and says " i have no idea, i guess you win that round." then hands her 20. "okay my turn again, i am curious, what does go up hill with three legs and down hill with 4?" the blonde hands him another dollar.
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    What happens in quantum statistical thermodynamics stays in quantum statistical thermodynamics...b/c no one else cares.
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    Out of the frying pan and on to the floor. Back into the frying pan, let hope none of the guests saw.
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    I would think that the only way to make ANY sense of the situation is for the woman to repeat back to the croc EXACTLY what he said to HER: "If I guess right, you'll give my baby back, if I dont, you'll eat him. That's what you'll do to him." He'd have to return the baby, because she's CORRECT NO MATTER WHAT. Eh? hehehe
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    @flamebirde because Molly was playing off of the word easy, which is a popular Commodores song. No other reason
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    Hey guys, sorry I'm here. Didn't realize I could talk when I was trapped and then I'm having issues accessing the site on my phone. I'm on through Firefox now and it works better than Chrome I guess. I will catch up at lunch and see what I can contribute, hopefully before the night ends in case I was mercy/mod killed.
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    @Thalia, good points. I've played only a few Mafia games. I wish I had accepted Unreality's invite to play, back in the day, and learned it better. Coupled with a hope for a few more games to follow this one. My comfort zone is math and logic, where all the needed info is provided, just needing insight and clear thought. This is more fun, actually, and with experience I might get better. Or, I'm a very slippery guy and everything I just said is garbage. . When does the night end?
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    Night 1: Once more unto the breach. Once more? ~~~~~ Seven people awoke at the same time to find themselves in a dimly lit room. A round doughnut table with chairs was in the center of the room. Most of them were dressed informally and as they surveyed their surroundings some tried to remember where there were the previous day. Yeah, everybody pretty much wanted an explanation for their presence there. Some had heard rumors of experiments in previous years and some had witnessed them but memories were fickle at best. And most had refused to believe something like this could happen to them (again). As rumors were passed in whispers from one another the chatter increased across the room. A flash and a hooded figure appeared in a mist in the center of the round table, surrounded by a cone of light. "If you can have a seat, I'm sure we can find a way to answer your questions as quick as possible. Some of you might already know where I'm going with this ... but I'm afraid that lessons were not learned, so he we are again.", they heard from the figure. One by one they moved towards the table, eyes cast on the figure. "Sometime ago, after being fed up with your reckless messing with forces beyond your control, I've attempted to ... mend the ends so to speak. While it worked for a little while, the situation has taken a turn for the worse recently and I find myself again unable to stand idly and watch. So hear me out!". "You are playing for your lives and your nations interests as well. Out of this room, you'll find color coded rooms. Don't mind the empty rooms. Inside your room you will each find a safe that only opens with your fingerprints and iris scans. Inside the safe an envelope with instructions. Study them wisely and remember time is scarce. Also, nothing exists outside of these rooms unless I tell you. We’ll adjourn in the morning!" The Hooded Figure disappeared without a sound and the doors squeaked open by themselves. One by one, they retreated to find their quarters. ~~~~~ The Secret Alliance member was watching his target from across the bar. As he watched his target order another round of drinks he sighed. "Yet another Bond". He left the bar twenty seconds after his target and walked towards faking a dizzy step along the way. As Plasmid stopped at his door and glanced over the shoulder, all he saw was someone trying to find balance. Key in door, he heard the blip from the door opening followed by the crush of a body against the floor. "Are you OK buddy?" he asked turning around slowly ... but as his eyes began to take in the sight he felt a tingling in his neck. As his hand tried to reach up towards the place his brain wanted investigated, his own brain played a trick on him. It surely wasn't that big of a ... he fought to finish that thread of thought as he collapsed to the floor, caught by hands that muffled the sound. His body was not to be found till morning. ~~~~~ The Swede had studied all the things the Hooded Figure had provided him with and pondered his odds. He had to be subtle about it, cause no one actually wants peace with both arms open. He went off the corridors and to the fifth room on the corridor. Cautiously he sprayed the content of one of the vials in his toolkit to the doorknobs and heard a small puff as the metal liquified. Maurice won't be joining tomorrow's talks. Except via Skype but that wasn't counting as present nowadays. ~~~~~ Tl;dr version: ~~~~~ Players: 1. Thalia 2. bonanova 3. Molly Mae 4. Flamebirde 5. maurice - quarantined by Sweden 6. MikeD 7. plasmid - Invaded N1 by China Day 1 ends Wednesday Feb 22nd at 9 PM UTC (About UTC). That means 4 PM EST and 11 PM for me.
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    Example : (2,2) cell (red) is 3, so it is surrounded by 3 unique numbers (1,2 and 3) (4,4) cell (blue) is 4, so it is surrounded by 4 unique numbers (1,2, 3 and 4) The Question 3 . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . 2 . . . . . . 3 . . Fill in the blanks so the table has the same unique properties. I think I have it:
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    There are multiple solutions:
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    plainglazed noted that the investigator measures the entire time interval between buses; k-man was first to hit on the crux of the correct analysis (getting the mark); and plasmid beautifully and comprehensively reminded me again that I used to know how to evaluate integrals. Uh, rephrase. Has reminded me that I no longer recall how to evaluate integrals ... without looking them up. Kudos to all. The idea is that Here's the quick analysis provided by the Quora article I mentioned at the top: The idea is similar to BMAD's puzzles about random arcs on a circle enclosing a particular point. The arcs correspond to interval times and the point corresponds to the sampling process.E[T]=∑ttp(t)=10260+35260+10260+5260≈25
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    I took me a little while to figure this out. Now that I did... ...I still can't stop laughing!
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    A random walk on the three dimensional integer lattice is defined as follows. The walker starts at (0, 0, 0). A standard six sided die is rolled six times. After each roll the walker moves to one of its six nearest neighbors, according to the following protocol: if the die rolls 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 dots the walker jumps one unit in the +x, −x, +y, −y, z, −z direction respectively. Find the probability that after the sixth roll the walker is back at its starting point (0, 0, 0).
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    Hi Jelly, and welcome to the Den. I searched on the Web a bit, and did not find puzzles of this type, but they may be out there. If anyone does find them, a link can be posted to this Forum: http://brainden.com/forum/forum/9-other-mind-boggling-stuff-on-web/
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    1. The first question with B as the correct answer is: A. 1 B. 4 C. 3 D. 2 2. The answer to Question 4 is: A. D B. A C. B D. C 3. The answer to Question 1 is: A. D B. C C. B D. A 4. The number of questions which have D as the correct answer is: A. 3 B. 2 C. 1 D. 0 5. The number of questions which have B as the correct answer is: A. 0 B. 2 C. 3 D. 1
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    yeah I believe it is actually 6/pi2.
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    Want me to help out? It's very punny ...
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    If they worked out the code beforehand...
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    hmm, 4 is possible not sure about 3.
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    That sucks, I don't have many friends myself. Aaryan's point, though, is that asking us to solve it for you is cheating. But since you got the hint of using a 9x6 matrix, I'll at least do you the favor of putting the message in a 9x6 matrix. WH3TEE HERWDN A2OO7T TSO6AY 0QTHN9 IU4UDF SAON8I 1RFDTV TE5RWE Hopefully you can see it now. Good luck with the competition!
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    Personally, the original reason I believed in God is that an adult told me he existed when I was little and, being little, I took their word. But over time, I've listened to people talk about their experiences with God and seen it with others. I think I've seen Him get me through a lot of stuff the past few years that I don't think I'd have been able to make it through alone. You could say that I got through them because I worked hard, or just because believing in a higher power has some effect psychologically, or that there were coincidences involved, but when I put it all together, those reasons just don't work for me. But if I had to give just one reason that I believe God is real, it would be that He told me so. Audibly.
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    Code: #include <iostream> #define BUF_SIZE 100 using namespace std; void putInArray(int num, int* buf){ for(int i=0;i<BUF_SIZE;i++){ buf[i] = num % 10; num = num / 10; } } bool isPalindrom(int* buf){ int i=0, j=BUF_SIZE-1; while(buf[j]==0 && j>0){ j--; } while(i<j){ if(buf[i] != buf[j]){ return false; } i++; j--; } return true; } void applyIteration(int* buf){ int i=0, j=BUF_SIZE-1; while(buf[j]==0 && j>0){ j--; } while(i<=j){ int temp = buf[i] + buf[j]; buf[i++] = temp; buf[j--] = temp; } for(int i=0;i<BUF_SIZE-1;i++){ buf[i+1] += buf[i] / 10; buf[i] = buf[i] % 10; } } bool isLychrel(int* buf){ for(int i=1;i<50;i++){ applyIteration(buf); if(isPalindrom(buf)){ return false; } } return true; } int main() { int buf[BUF_SIZE]; for(int num=0;num<10000;num++){ putInArray(num,buf); if(isLychrel(buf)){ cout << num << " is Lychrel " << endl; } } }
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    A group of four people has to cross a bridge. It is dark, and they have to light the path with a flashlight. No more than two people can cross the bridge simultaneously, and the group has only one flashlight. It takes different time for the people in the group to cross the bridge: Annie crosses the bridge in 1 minute, Bob crosses the bridge in 2 minutes, Caren crosses the bridge in 5 minutes, Dorothy crosses the bridge in 10 minutes. How can the group cross the bridge in 17 minutes?
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    Turn about is about to turn.
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    You can shoot the gun, but...add the bullets, first... ...noobs...
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    Yeah that was the rain. The ark was in the water for about 150 days though.
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    Honestants and Swindlecants II. - Back to the Logic Problems Afterwards he meets another two aborigines. One says: "I am a Swindlecant or the other one is an Honestant." Who are they? This old topic is locked since it was answered many times. You can check solution in the Spoiler below. Pls visit New Puzzles section to see always fresh brain teasers.
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    Person 1 is left behind there would be no one to kill him
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