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# Joe's Student

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1. ## Broken keyboard

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. ## Broken keyboard

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. ## Broken keyboard

Woke up this morning and came here to post exactly this! Beat me to it! I'll work some more on it
4. ## Broken keyboard

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. ## 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. ## 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. ## 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. ## 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

10. ## 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. ## Government for the people. How?

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

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18. ## Rollo

20. I'm afraid I'm going to have to respectfully disagree here . I have a completely different view of the British Media. Yes compared to most American outlets they infinitely better, but the reason I have both such distrust and dislike of the British Media is that, in my eyes, it has this veil of respectability, appearing to be reasonable and catering to both sides. Yet the majority of the mainstream media (bar maybe the Guardian in the print media and Channel4 news for television - though they are by no means perfect) is neither reasonable nor caters to both sides. They are right-wing outlets (which would be fine except that the reason for this is that they are owned by big business), that for the most part supported Iraq and Afghanistan wars, support Israel etc. But because they come across as being reasonable the general public accept that what they are reporting is an unbiased, objective view of a situation - it is harder to question their message, and their ability to sway public opinion is masterful. Which is worse imo that US media which, with a bit of awareness, can be seen through. Just to illustrate what I'm saying: http://www.glasgowme...ntent/view/4/2/ <---- A report by Glasgow University on the reporting of Israel/Palestine conflict in by British Media. Worth a look, far more succinct in explaining my point. Oh and that's great how you knew about Bloody Sunday, but, and this is only from my own experiences and the experiences of my peers, which are obviously not widespread but enough to form an opinion, your insight is would be rare. And I don't think it's a coincidence that you know about WikiLeaks as well. But don't get me wrong, it's great you had the view on Bloody Sunday. And back to WikiLeaks: WikiLeaks founder breaks cover
21. [Reno Starkey] (Dockhand) Don't know about y'all, but I ain't no rich guy, I ain't no artiste - I ain't any of them fancy things. I work 60 hours a week, I have a wife and kids who rely on my paycheck and there ain't gonna be no food on their table if I can't get home. Hell I'm up here longer than a dry season in the desert as it is, I'd wanna be gettin' home even if there was no Mrs. Starkey and no little Starkeys. So to me all this funny business is just in the way of that, and I wan' it cleared up as soon as it can be. I can help, so if anyone be interested in what some people be callin' "alliances" - I just be callin' it gettin' off this damn ship - then come talk to me.