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Prof. Templeton last won the day on October 17 2012

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  1. Prof. Templeton

    Code Breaking Game

    One question immediately stands out...
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    I'm not a bird

    He does like to serve that up from time to time, I've noticed.
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    A Simple Riddle

    I'll take a guess...
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    The lion and the tamer

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    The traveling ant

    This reminds me of a scooter trip I once took on these very boards where I learned a valuable lesson about head-starts.
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    A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
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    It seems to be hard!

    It was correctly included in the OP, just not the explanation.
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    The elusive chord

    Quite small. The larger n is the smaller the chord length. I would argue that this is not an acceptable way to chose "random chords", however.
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    The elusive chord

    After doing some research and none of the math, I've found
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    It seems to be hard!

    could you explain how you got your answer?
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    It seems to be hard!

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    Anyone else having this problem with Chrome?

    Just logged in from my home computer and yep, format is all screwy. Change theme did not help. Edit: Just changed to the IPS Test theme and that worked, but IP.Board does not.
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    The elusive chord

    So, then it is more random. I looked up Jaynes' proposal and it based on the fact that the size of the circle is unknown, here the OP has given us a size. Is throwing straws at a circle a better method than selecting a number at random between 0 and πr2 , letting that number represent an area and drawing a chord to section off that area?
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    The elusive chord

    I was just pointing out that Bertrand left out that method for choosing a chord. However,
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    The elusive chord

    He left out from his three what I thought was the most intuitive way to make a chord