Jump to content
BrainDen.com - Brain Teasers

Joe's Student

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Joe's Student's Achievements


Experienced (11/14)

  • First Post
  • Collaborator Rare
  • Posting Machine Rare
  • Conversation Starter
  • Week One Done

Recent Badges



  1. I believe we have different interpretations of the mechanics of this problem. This wasn't my understanding. I assumed that the first Ctrl+V replaces the three typed A's since they're still selected, much like everyday word-processing software. In otherwords: - Ctrl+A selects - Ctrl+C copies - The three A's are still selected - Ctrl+V replaces the selected A's with pasted ones. That was the basis for my work, though your interpretation may well be correct. Maybe BMAD could clarify exactly how the process works? Edit: From BMAD's examples it looks to be the case that the typed A's are indeed replaced. However, your interpretation would make an equally interesting puzzle!
  2. Also excuse the messiness again, working on it whilst I'm writing is never a good idea! Btw, is there a neat way of indicating the less-than-or-equal symbol?
  3. Woke up this morning and came here to post exactly this! Beat me to it! I'll work some more on it
  4. A quick solution. Bear in mind it's 4am here and this is my first post on BD in years, so forgive the terrible formatting! [spoiler=Not sure about an actual code, but it'll look something like this.]For N<8 it's just writing A N-times. When N>7 there are two cases: If N odd then S = { A*([N-1]/2), Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V*([N-1]/2)-1 } And if N even then S = { A*(N-2)/2, Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V*(N-2)/2 } For any N>7 we look at N-2 to account for the Ctrl+A and Ctrl+C. The 'final' buttons pressed will always be Ctrl+V and so what we'll have is: S = { (string of A's), Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, (String of Ctrl+V's) }. We're looking for the two integers that sum to N-2 (one representing the A's pressed, and the other representing the Ctrl+V's pressed) that in turn give the largest number when multiplied. This is always given by the integer(s) closest to one half N-2, which is where the above formulas come from.
  5. Joe's Student

    UN Mafia

    Things seemed to have cleared themselves up very nicely I knew there was something going on between Framm and GJ but where I should have seen innocence in it, instead I was suspicious of it. Night 2 is going to be tricky. An obvious vote in DN. I considered leaving mine where it is, but in case of a baddie bandwagon and China's influence it's best if I change it. Could someone do it for me because I'm on my iPhone where I can't manipulate colours and use quotes.. sorry.
  6. Joe's Student

    UN Mafia

    I don't see why you would want to point this out... if Sweden didn't realise this before, they do now.
  7. Joe's Student

    UN Mafia

    I missed this. Don't think I would have voted for Segul had I seen this, not sure, but it's sitting there at the minute, I'll leave it for the time being.
  8. Joe's Student

    UN Mafia

    Speak up Segul Hooded Figure: Araver 1. Blahblah - Voting for Framm 2. DarthNoob 3. Hirkala - Voting for Blablah 4. EDM - Killed by Secret Alliance 5. JS - voting for Segul 6. Framm - Voting for DN 7. Petrus 8. Segul - Voting for Petrus 9. maurice - IMPRISONED by Australia until N2 10. firno - Voting for DN 11. golfjunkie - Voting for DN
  9. Joe's Student

    UN Mafia

    A quick question araver: 1) Can Australia imprison themselves? And now to my vote... It appears as if there's a toss-up between two players, whether to believe one or the other. I agree with Framm in that what you said GJ maybe wasn't the wisest thing, for your own sake . There's also an apparent coherence between Framm and GJ, or not, can't tell yet. DN, it doesn't look good for you. In your favour you haven't gone and said what GJ did, unfortunately for you though he's made a bold claim that it's hard to look beyond. If I didn't feel there was something funny that I can't figure out about the DN-GJ-Framm triangle my vote would be a clear one for DN. He could well still be guilty, but I can't shake the feeling that there's more to the aforementioned triangle.. there's still plenty of time A filler vote for now, I'll be on for the rest of the evening to act on the whole DN/Framm/GJ scenario, he's still in the lead to get lynched, I'm going to focus my attention elsewhere. Firno, I was just about to vote for you then I saw your latest post, thought you had voted and then ran. I agree with you about Segul. Segul, do you know something about DN that we don't? Not so much your vote that raised suspicion, more the comments beforehand, they were a bit obscure...
  10. Joe's Student

    UN Mafia

    Finally at my laptop! Had to negotiate metres of snow and then my firewall gave some trouble . Anyway hello, don't think I've played with too many people here before, looking forward to it.
  11. If nobody minds Hooded Figure: Araver 1. Blahblah 2. DarthNoob 3. Hirkala 4. EDM 5. JS 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Special backup (replacement for assassinated player) 12. slick Other backups. 1. Molly (After the new year) 2. 3.
  12. I've been waiting all my BrainDen-life on this thread <3 yet it appears during the one month I leave . I've spent hours reading it all. Took the quiz, (was US-centric for me but still interesting), and no real surprises to anyone who knows my stand on things. You are a far-left moderate social libertarian. Left: 8.68 Libertarian: 2.88 Foreign Policy: -8.72 Culture: -6.37 On healthcare; I think it's a basic right of every human being, regardless of creed, colour or social standing. I find it strange how governments and countries can justify running the health of people as a market. It's not a market. People's lives aren't the basis of a 'market' in which to make money. There should be no value placed upon an individual's life, no cost placed upon examinations, treatments or operations - even having a system based on health insurance I find extremely immoral and disgusting. On Globalisation/Free Trade: Having complete globalisation with trade barriers are incompatible ideas. Globalisation is a product of Free Trade (or in some cases vice-versa). Both are harmful to both the poor and middle-classes, by eradicating the most of the middle-classes and widening the gap between rich and poor. If you lived in a settled, equal world, globalisation/free-trade would be ideal, but implementing them before this utopia has been reached would place an even greater burden on people in poverty. Though I fear I've come too late but it was enjoyable reading your debate with UtF . His extremity in valuing material possessions over human life was pretty scary .
  13. I'm in. Hosts: Unreality & Frost 1) Filly 2) Golfjunkie 3) Framm 4) Molly Mae 5) Blablah 6) Izzy 7) yuiop 8) MissKitten 9) JarZe (unconfirmed) 10) Klose 11) JS etc... Backup: 1) LJ
  • Create New...