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# Morningstar

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## Posts posted by Morningstar

1. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

This thread seems to have slowed down all of a sudden. Strange...

2. ### Newbie Mafia

I'm not even going to ask who you guys are talking about.

3. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

I think the part where it says the poem is non-puzzle-related is meant to counteract the part at the beginning of this mystery where it says that truths discovered here cannot be expected to hold anywhere else, and this is indicating that this is not true for this. I have some thoughts about the poem itself, but I'm going to wait for more information.

4. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

You mean this isn't real life?

*Gasps* What!? *Faints*

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5. ### Newbie Mafia

Shouldn't the broadcast come before the lynch so if the broadcaster is scheduled to be lynched he/she can still broadcast a message? Also, can an RID be redirected?

6. ### A simple complex problem

I can't do spoilers on iPad, but this answer is a bit of hoax, I judge.

So showing it doesn't disclose the real (npi) solution.

Normalizing the two numbers WRT their real parts reduces the multiplications to two.

Of course, it ALSO requires two divisions, hardly creating a more efficient algorithm.

a+bi x c+di = ac-bd +i (ad+bc) - four multiplications.

Normalize

a+bi = a(1+Bi).

c+di = c(1+Di)

Product = ac[1-BD +i(B+D)] - two multiplications.

What does WRT mean?

Also, how does a+bi = a(1+bi)?

7. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

Will we be playing by Sphinx's Tenth? (If an answer neatly fits all clues, it is a correct answer). Also, need we give the simplest explanation? Like, can we use quantum tunneling, ten pairs of identical twins, infinitely short yellow lines , etc? Sorry if I'm getting ahead of myself.

8. ### Newbie Mafia

What does it mean that the NK is not blocking. Also, who takes the blame if the first of Edmund's siblings is killed by a redirected attack? Also, does broadcast always go through? Can the broadcast be blocked? Can the NK be blocked?

Edit: Also, if the first of Edmund's siblings is killed at night, will he be informed?

9. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

Check the electrical closet, see if the alarms/cameras can be disconnected from there. It's on the ground floor and the window's open, so that should be checked. Also, the locked doors can be opened from the inside without a key. This may be significant.

10. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

Another question that we could ask: How is the Idol Chamber guarded?

11. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

Edit: At Molly Mae: Aw...that's unfortunate...or do you have the whole storyline figured out already? ;P

He probably does.

Also, do we agree together on actions, or does it work like a witch's duel, where the action/BT is submitted as soon as it is posted.

12. ### Newbie Mafia

WiFoM is similar to the "This sentence is false" paradox. If it's true, then it's false, which means it's true, which means it's false, and you end up going in logical circles until your brain explodes.

13. ### on a hot summer's day

Or, he fell off the cliff and his head ended up in a small pool of water.

14. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

Assuming we have to submit specific questions during interrogations, is there a limit to the number of questions we can ask?

15. ### Newbie Mafia

Actually, I realized that if we don't start until after school ends on the 14th, I might be able to play. I forgot the end of school was so close!

16. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

How come we always end up messing around at the end of threads? Does this happen everywhere, or is it something special with the Den and these kinds of threads?

17. ### Newbie Mafia

Take me off the backups list. I realized that I wouldn't be able to play if I was needed.

18. ### See the difference

If these are protein sequences that have been aligned and are portions of larger proteins, then the most highly conserved amino acid (and therefore the one I would most expect to be critical for the protein's function) is the V (valine) at the last position. Since sequence #3 has an S (serine) there instead, I would guess that #3 has a different function than the others and would in my eyes be most different.

If these are protein sequences that are not necessarily correctly aligned, I would say that #6 is the most unlike the others because it has no charged resides, is mostly non-polar except for a serine, and it's the only one that has a cysteine capable of disulfide bonding.

I noticed that there were no B, J, O, U, X, or Z in these sequences, going along with the theory of them being amino acids.

My mind is exploding! !

19. ### A really simple connect-the-dots problem

Traffic to and from each city is separated by a yellow line.

The Board was willing to concede that a rose by any other name smelled just as sweet.

But when I forwarded your proposal to paint a yellow line of a non-yellow color,

they just kind of got glassy eyed and looked confused.

If we cover the yellow line, we can put the line in a quantum superposition of states. Then, it's both yellow and not yellow at the same time! Now, I'm not sure how that would help. (Maybe we can confuse the board enough that they'll agree with our proposals.) But anyway, why can't we make a line that's shorter than the road. There's nothing that says that the line has to go all the way along the road, merely that the traffic has to be separated. Or, we could put a sequence of infinitely short yellow lines. The cars will always be separated by at least one, but the length is still zero.

20. ### Create the magic trick [1] the Intelligent Match Sticks

Now, if each die has a different number of infinitely short yellow lines...

21. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

I found the Club

And Tower tall

Three couples

Over entrance hall.

Two together

Two apart

Core of fruit?

Apple heart.

If the above is coincidence, I'd be surprised.

Huh? Where did that come from?

22. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

I have a theory about the Tower of Light, but I need evidence. I'm going to look back and see if I can find some.

23. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

ANNABEL, the Sapphire Witch, Witch of Vision/Doubt

* No Witch may have more than one Honorific, one TRUE NAME, and one Aspect at the same time. However, these may be changed or inherited.

How is the Sapphire Witch both the Witch of Doubt and Witch of Vision?

24. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

Rules:

This is a Witch Duel. The Human Side's goal is to use the Blue Truth to knock the roses off the shoulders of the Witch of Secrets and the Witch of Promises.

You must announce which of the two Witches you are aiming for as you strike.

Every strike with the Blue Truth will require evidence in its support. Evidence may be reused.

It is possible to win using only information in the current thread, but the prior threads contain clues as well.

Every guest may strike with the Blue Truth, including newcomers. Arrivals will be seated quickly, but may use Blue Truth in their first post.

Guests do not need to wait for confirmation of prior exchanges in order to strike. Thus, many may strike before the Witches have a chance to reply.

However, the same guest may not strike twice until another guest has had a chance to attack. Of course, a Blue Truth theory may contain multiple ideas. In addition, two guests from the same side of the table may not strike consecutively. If they do, all strikes but the first will be ignored.

It is greatly preferable that Blue Truth be written in blue. If this is technically impossible, it may be denoted thus: (BLUE)The Tower is an amusement park.(BLUE)

The table as it is now:

Let the duel begin!

Can two people from the same side attack different Witches? Also, if an attack is applicable to both questions, can we use the same attack twice?

25. ### The Witch's Epigraph, Chapter Two: The Helix and the Rose

I got the same symbols as Potok. Would have posted but my internet was down. Kudos to Potok.

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