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by jmose
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 40688

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Uh, Paisley is in the wrong place. It should be just outside Glassdoor, as it is where Glasgow's airport is. Paisley is near Glasgow, but has no airport. Glasgow has two airports, one in the city and one in Prestwick. I've always just assumed the airport was in Paisley, as every time I've taken the...
by jmose
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1759: "British Map"
Replies: 193
Views: 40688

Re: 1759: "British Map"

Uh, Paisley is in the wrong place. It should be just outside Glassdoor, as it is where Glasgow's airport is.

My Mom was from Troon, so I'm assuming the Meowth is where you breath Ayr?

My favorite parts are 'The CW', Belfast Devoe(!), and Borough-Upon-Mappe.

Jim
by jmose
Tue May 10, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: What is the last number (alphabetically)?
Replies: 12
Views: 5253

Re: What is the last number (alphabetically)?

Spoiler:
Zwei?


Jim
by jmose
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two gold nugget puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 5340

Re: Two gold nugget puzzle

I hadn't had my coffee yet, and missed that they want the top 2 nuggets.
Jim
by jmose
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two gold nugget puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 5340

Re: Two gold nugget puzzle

OK, the simplest answer is that it is a single-elimination tournament, like the NCAAs, so we need 15 measurements.

Compare any 2 nuggets.
The heavier gets compared to the next nugget, and the lighter gets ignored.
Repeat another 14 times.
by jmose
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two gold nugget puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 5340

Re: Two gold nugget puzzle

PeteP,

But you can't guarantee you have the heaviest in any of your tests. Since you are weighing 2 at a time to start, you could miss the heaviest one right away:

6+1 < 4+4

So you'd throw out the 6# one.

I'm still mulling this over to have my own answer.
by jmose
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 156
Views: 67593

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

Here is my guess: Somehow, climb on top of the gold cube by pulling the rope. Stand upright Spin your arms in reverse vertical circles This should induce a spin (precession?) Stop spinning 1 arm to produce a torque This should move you perpendicularly to your spinning arm, like a gyroscope. ...

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