## Search found 22 matches

Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:45 am UTC
Topic: 1039: "RuBisCO"
Replies: 122
Views: 40602

### Re: 1039: "RuBisCO"

I might prefer using MOSFET...
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:34 pm UTC
Topic: 0932: "CIA"
Replies: 79
Views: 65403

### Re: 0932: "CIA"

When I learned HTML alt was both the alternative and the hover text.

Thx, xkcd, today I am a little bit smarter because of you.
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:58 am UTC
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 59434

### Re: 0889: Turtles

He hasn't figured out that he's a tortoise. Turtles don't live to be 50 years old. sea turtles live to 80+- Reminds me of a great quote I read on amirite.net... I like turtles because they're so chill. They don't hurt anyone. They're just like, "Hey man, I just want to swim, and maybe eat some...
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Color Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 2150

### Re: Color Switch

The above-posted general solution for the 3x3 does not actually work. (I don't know how it was supposed to work, but I tried it and it didn't.) Here's something that does (although it may, of course not be optimal): Press 2 until 2=4. Press 8 until 6=8. Press 9 until 5=6=8. Press 1 until 5=2=4. Now...
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Color Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 2150

### Re: Color Switch

solution for a multicolored(solvable) triangle: 1 234 56789 tap 4 until 8=9 similarly tap 2 until 5=6 tap 4 & 2 the same amount of times until 3=1 tap 7 until 5=6(& 8=9) tap 5 until 5=1 tap 9 until 9=1 by this point you might have any combination of 2, 4 or 7 in the wrong color. if 7...
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:58 am UTC
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 57793

### Re: 0859: "("

if you go w/ french lisp you could close all the unmatched parentheses on the page like that ].
(p.s: you're welcome
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:05 am UTC
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 35034

### Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

The cake is alive!
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 485819

### Re: Favorite math jokes

there are 10 types of people in this world -those who assume this joke is in base 2 -those who assume this joke is in base 10 -those who realize that this joke is actually in base 3 There are 10 types of people: Those who don't know binary, Those who do know binary, Those who know how to use induct...
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Drunken sailor
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

### Re: Drunken sailor

I looked through the forum to find it, and I did, but I couldn't find a proof why it would work for 2 dimensions except for "Well of course it would work because it is the same thing twice" that I didn't like since I could say the same for 3 times. The thing is that an n-dimensional drunk...
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Drunken sailor
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

### Drunken sailor

Hi! I was talking to a friend about Gambler's ruin and he said that it reminded him of a puzzle he once saw here called the drunken sailor , and then he told me about the puzzle. He explained the proof that the sailor would arrive home and i thought it was really smart, but then he told me that it w...
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 419119

### Re: Re:

Good job on the recursion, but I do not think it is needed, in my opinion if they all know that they are all perfect logicians, and they all know that they all know they are all perfect logicians, it is enough, and the knowing descends through the hypothetical recursion. I don't think that's true. ...
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 419119

### Re: Re:

I think it may be worth mentioning on the page describing the puzzle itself, or somewhere else, that everyone on the island knows everyone else is a perfect logician. Hmm, yeah. Revised slightly. I'm trying to avoid making it too wordy. But what you suggest isn't technically enough -- you must also...
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 204418

### Re: Three princesses

You ask one of them if one of the other two is younger then the third, you take the one you are told is younger of the two you didn't ask: If you asked the oldest, you marry the youngest. If you asked the youngest, you marry the oldest. If you asked the middle, you either marry the oldest or th...
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 485819

### Re: Favorite math jokes

There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who do not understand binary. Those who do understand binary. Those who know how to use induction. Those who know how to use induction. Those who know how to use induction. Those who know how to use induction. Those who know how to use induction. And ...
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: bounds on 3^a - 2^b
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

### Re: bounds on 3^a - 2^b

thx!
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: bounds on 3^a - 2^b
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

### Re: bounds on 3^a - 2^b

Hey! I resent that! You come here and present an interesting question, get us thinking, and then the moment you find your answer you throw us to the sharks! We don't care you have the answer, we want it too..
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
Replies: 387
Views: 156785

### Re: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox

Well, though normally something like this should have been in the math forum.

But since they have viewtopic.php?f=17&t=14321 it is actually useless to post this thread anywhere...
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 94386
Views: 7370972

### Re: Count to a Million

30462
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Replies: 17215
Views: 1679288

### Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

Haha! I live on at GMT+2! I'm awake long after you all went to sleep!
oh, I'm on 12:37
Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Poll: How many square numbers do you know?
Replies: 36
Views: 4004

### Re: Poll: How many square numbers do you know?

I remember when I was visiting my Grandma, many years ago... I was six at the time. I noticed that (this is how I described it at the time): If b = a+1, then b^2 = a^2 + a + b. And so you could recursively calculate squares, and avoid multiplication. It took me a while to understand how it worked (...
Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Replies: 1
Views: 924