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I've been [chat]in on the railroad

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  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Dear Chat,
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    Warm Regards,
    ZC

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  • ElkiElki learned nothing, and forgotten nothing Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited March 2008
    MrMister wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    I thought he was running the prostitution ring, I didn't know he was just a client. That's not nearly as exciting.

    The headlines were far more sensationalist than they deserved to be.

    At least somebody got to print Spitzer Out.

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  • evilbobevilbob Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Nerissa wrote: »
    evilbob wrote: »
    I just figured out that dice puzzle thing and now I feel like a complete retard for not getting it a lot sooner.

    It's really not a matter of how smart you are. I really think it's more how stubborn you are... the more you insist on looking at the problem mathematically, the harder it's going to be. I'd bet people with more artistic tendencies get it faster than people with more mathematical (possibly academic) tendencies.
    Except that there's a reasonably simple mathematical solution to it as well.

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  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    here's the direct link for the dice thing

    http://www.borrett.id.au/computing/petals-j.htm

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  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    evilbob wrote: »
    Nerissa wrote: »
    evilbob wrote: »
    I just figured out that dice puzzle thing and now I feel like a complete retard for not getting it a lot sooner.

    It's really not a matter of how smart you are. I really think it's more how stubborn you are... the more you insist on looking at the problem mathematically, the harder it's going to be. I'd bet people with more artistic tendencies get it faster than people with more mathematical (possibly academic) tendencies.
    Except that there's a reasonably simple mathematical solution to it as well.

    there is... but finding it via anything but brute force is going to be difficult, because there are so many distractors

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  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    That petals thing is driving me insane.

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  • EchoEcho Staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    Oh, the petals thing. Yeah, I solved that in two seconds.

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  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    Oh, the petals thing. Yeah, I solved that in two seconds.

    Thought you might get it pretty quick... noticing the details that most people gloss over helps.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    the woman spitzer was boning is hot

    snip

    ......mom?

    do you have a sister?

    Well, he does have a mom.

    Where do you live, nexus? I... want to visit you...

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  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    This is the course load I'm considering for my final quarter in college:

    Fiction Writing
    Poetry Writing
    Intro Singing
    Drawing for Non-Majors
    Beer Tasting
    Wine Tasting

    I shall be the best senior ever

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I know this rose thing is a trick, but I can't spot it.

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  • EchoEcho Staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    I don't see how people can miss it. :P

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  • OboroOboro __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    good morning [all]

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    I don't see how people can miss it. :P
    Don't make me come over there!

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    ZeroCow wrote: »
    Dear Chat,
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    Warm Regards,
    ZC

    I hate you for making me hungry.

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  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    I don't see how people can miss it. :P

    Well, you have to be looking in the right place.

    *** note, the below is a HUGE spoiler, do not click it if you have any desire to solve the problem yourself because it will almost certainly give you the answer ***
    Most people see the values on the dice as numbers, not patterns

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  • ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    I don't get it, but I'm pretty sure
    the color of the dice is important.

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  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I don't get it, but I'm pretty sure
    the color of the dice is important.
    Nope

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Stop tempting me with spoilers.

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    petals:
    would be a lot easier using traditional dice... imagery on the website including die color makes the whole thing trickier

    speaking of mind puzzles, have you all played snaps?

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Bah, I accidentally read a spoiler. Now I'll never know how long that would have taken me. I'd guess forever.

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  • ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    Nerissa wrote: »
    I don't get it, but I'm pretty sure
    the color of the dice is important.
    Nope

    Oh well. I'm dumb then.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I don't get it. Time for some spoiler reading.

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  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Nerissa wrote: »
    I don't get it, but I'm pretty sure
    the color of the dice is important.
    Nope

    Oh well. I'm dumb then.

    I had thought the same thing you though, in your spoiler VC, but was able to figure it out after. Don't lose hope! :D

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck nobody said it was easy Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
  • ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    I'm okay with being dumb.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    That is some piss poor representation of data.

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  • evilbobevilbob Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    You guys do know that the most important rule of the game is that when you know it you're supposed to be a huge douche about it and not help people figure it out yeah?

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  • Not SarastroNot Sarastro __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    Oh, the petals thing. Yeah, I solved that in two seconds.
    Took me about a minute, but yeah...as soon as you recognise it's bound to be 'lateral thinking' related, there are only a few options considering that clue.

    spoilered just in case.

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Oh well. I'm dumb then.
    Nah, that's the first thing i thought too, because you get some red dice. But the appearance of red dice seemed too random to make any sense. Then I thought whatever you did to come up with a number had to be multiplied by two since the answer is always even or zero but that zero kept throwing me off so I figured there had to be some subtraction going on somewhere. Because of the name, I kept coming up with some "she loves me/loves me not" algorithms. That is + - + - + or - + - + - which got as complicated as being dependent on the first dice rolled. After having exhausted all of those algorithms, Nerissa mercifully gave a couple of hints which really made me focus on the name again and decide that something had to be the rose. At first i though it was the last die, but couldn't come with anything reasonable to find the answers. 15 minutes later it finally clicked.

    It took me like an hour and a half all in all.

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  • ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008

    So, Buddhists, Unitarian Universalists and Wiccans are acceptable.

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    evilbob wrote: »
    You guys do know that the most important rule of the game is that when you know it you're supposed to be a huge douche about it and not help people figure it out yeah?
    What's your point?

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  • EchoEcho Staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    I'd even consider saying that the name of the game is important to be a spoiler. That's what made me look at it visually on my first try ever. :P

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  • Not SarastroNot Sarastro __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    Have to say I'm ridiculously pleased with myself whenever I get these things fast, or switch round that left-right brain dancer with ease, even though I totally disagree with IQ style testing in principle.

    'crite.

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    I'd even consider saying that the name of the game is important to be a spoiler. That's what made me look at it visually on my first try ever. :P
    Nah, the name of the game being important is one of the only things you're supposed to say about it.

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  • evilbobevilbob Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    gundam470 wrote: »
    evilbob wrote: »
    You guys do know that the most important rule of the game is that when you know it you're supposed to be a huge douche about it and not help people figure it out yeah?
    What's your point?
    Stop helping people. The majority of the enjoyment gained from the puzzle is in watching other people fail to figure it out after you have.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    evilbob wrote: »
    gundam470 wrote: »
    evilbob wrote: »
    You guys do know that the most important rule of the game is that when you know it you're supposed to be a huge douche about it and not help people figure it out yeah?
    What's your point?
    Stop helping people. The majority of the enjoyment gained from the puzzle is in watching other people fail to figure it out after you have.
    This is why the hints are in spoiler tags.

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  • ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2008
    evilbob wrote: »
    gundam470 wrote: »
    evilbob wrote: »
    You guys do know that the most important rule of the game is that when you know it you're supposed to be a huge douche about it and not help people figure it out yeah?
    What's your point?
    Stop helping people. The majority of the enjoyment gained from the puzzle is in watching other people fail to figure it out after you have.

    This is like hating Zelda because anyone can beat it.

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    evilbob wrote: »
    gundam470 wrote: »
    evilbob wrote: »
    You guys do know that the most important rule of the game is that when you know it you're supposed to be a huge douche about it and not help people figure it out yeah?
    What's your point?
    Stop helping people. The majority of the enjoyment gained from the puzzle is in watching other people fail to figure it out after you have.

    Wow, you're quite the ass.

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  • EchoEcho Staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    How do you neurotypicals ever get any thinking done with all that noise in your heads?

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