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  1. Roster: 1. maurice 2. Flamebirde 3. Molly Mae 4. 5. 6. 7. bonanova 8. 9. 10. Roster: 1. maurice 2. Flamebirde 3. Molly Mae 4. 5. 6. 7. bonanova 8. 9. 10. BTW I left this post doubled, rather then editing it, so Site Admin could look at it.
  2. Nice stab! I made a picture of it.
  3. A triangle has sides of length {1, 1, sqrt(2)}. What is the length of the shortest cut that divides the triangle into two pieces that have equal areas?
  4. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    Yes. I said "for reasons given earlier" or something like that cuz someone mentioned Aus's powers might be good for endgame. Nice catch. PGP means (I think) Pretty Good Privacy, an encryption scheme, from back in the early '90s.
  5. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    I'll send a note to Site Admin about the double posts. Does it seem to you that whole site is verrrrryyyy slllooooowwwww as well?
  6. Araver beat plasmid in a set of tennis, winning six games to plasmid's three. There were five service breaks (games in which the serving player lost.) Who served the first game?
  7. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    That was my huge screw-up (last I had looked, the vote was a tie which I took to be safe, then I forgot I had a work-out session at the gym - with a PT or I would have skipped it - that kept me from checking back before the 4pm EST deadline.) Damage control, I had to consider how much info to disclose to explain it, without it sounding like fake news / alternative facts. Decided to wait for conclusions and talk them down, quietly, instead, which seemed to work.Anyway, I let the goodie team down, especially MikeD, and I apologize for that. @Thalia, when you turned from chatty to serious you confirmed your identity. Too late, as it turned out. Hoist on my own petard. Thanks to Araver for a fine game. I am totally up (down?) for another game.
  8. bonanova

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    So are we all cool with the voting as it stands?
  9. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    (1) Burying the lead is a mistake of amateur journalists. Instead of stating the main idea up front. (Like implying you're not Sweden.) (2) Exactly right, and the odds unfortunately seem to be in your favor.
  10. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    Agree. Our job today is to best-guess the secret countries, and keep them safe. Since only Thalia know who they are, we should comb thru her posts. Try to see when she targeted specific country(ies) without an (otherwise) apparent reason. That said, does lynching China today make sense? Thalia's point (2) above advocates lynching China, so we know that would benefit her. Unfortunately, I acted last night so I can't un-quarantine Thalia today - she can't be lynched. After more thought ... this post just reiterates FB and MM. We may be screwed.
  11. Great puzzle from the past, resurrected by TinkuVNCK. Because the OP seems to have left the forum, I'm marking mghoffman78 as first solver upvoting plasmid for heroic calculation of the answer upvoting guru_bhai for an "elegant proof" upvoting TinkuVNCK for a cute, quick-and-dirty algorithm upvoting fritzb for a nice closed form solution Good work all.
  12. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    (1) Not likely ... Deception Rule #1: Bury the lead when you're lying; don't lead with it. (2) You agree killing China before Sweden is best. Plus, it lets you breathe a little longer. (3) It exposed the rest of us, but why wouldn't you want to know? Oh, you're one of us. I get it. (4) It seems that's all you've got left to try.
  13. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    Sounds good. Host: araver 1. Thalia - quarantined by Sweden 2. bonanova - voting for Maurice 3. Molly Mae - voting for Maurice 4. Flamebirde - voting for Maurice 5. maurice - voting for Flamebirde 6. MikeD - Lynched D1 as United Kingdom 7. plasmid - Invaded N1 by China
  14. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    Because plas is US? Did you claim?
  15. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    Suppose China and Sweden are outed. Do the goodies ensure a win, and, who is targeted first?
  16. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    If if matters, I'm throwing another shrimp on the BBQ. I'm also the reason, through a fantastic guess, that you're alive (yer welcome, mate.) I'm not following all the what-if's here, but if the claim is true that the goodies win if we all claim, then I'm happy to use the occasion to publicly opine that DJT is an SOB for the way he treated my PM. EDit: btw, after D1 does everyone voted for get lynched?
  17. bonanova

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    Good outcome indeed. High cunning and great fortune at their best. So maurice's identity is known? Have to think about that. Edit: moreover, one thinks he's clear, another wants to target him. I have an uneasy feeling about China ...
  18. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    I played in two games, a year or two ago, which were organized in hopes of re-convening the forums. Rookie sent out invites to past players. I think I even won in one game as the baddie. Here, (1) I'm puzzled by maurice's silence, unless he signed up and forgot, (2) I voted MikeD to get him to talk, then thought he would stay in a tie vote and not be lynched (and was preoccupied by another matter and missed checking in in time to remove my vote,) (3) have no clue as to who China is unless it's you, but only because China would be wise I think to actively deflect suspicion, more that any other player, and you have posted as much as anyone. But that's flimsy evidence. I hope I survive the night if only to learn an identity or two. But I wouldn't mind dying if learning my identity would help the goodies win. btw this could be slippery garbage even if I hadn't played before ... I have it in me....
  19. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    @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?
  20. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    OK. And I won't suggest Thalia. Except there is the intellect needed to pull off a great ruse. (meant as a compliment.) My idea about maurice is that he seems to be a no-show, not a night killer. C'est la vie.
  21. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    One last plea for mercy, now based on maurice being a better target.. (Edit: anyway, if I die, I'll get to watch the experts. I fear I've just screwed things up. Could maurice be China? Probably not since China acted N1. Could maurice be Sweden?
  22. bonanova

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    @Thalia Understand, (with apologies to the players.) Hanlon's Razor. Seriously, what do we know about maurice?
  23. bonanova

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    Taps watch. Oops. RIP MikeD. Would love to hear from maurice.
  24. bonanova

    UN Mafia III

    Oooops. In my post I was thinking plasmid was killed but typed araver. My bad.
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