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by Moonbeam
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:25 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What's up with my PC ????
Replies: 20
Views: 4510

What's up with my PC ????

When I log onto my account on http://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/ on my laptop, eveything is fine. However, when I log on on my PC, I can't see my avatar. When I'm on my PC, there's no avatar image - just a little red cross and some writing saying "Avatar Image". I can see other people's avata...
by Moonbeam
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: How would you go about solving this ????
Replies: 9
Views: 3783

Re: How would you go about solving this ????

Would it help by equating the lines to each other to remove variables? i.e. A+B+C = C+G+L so A+B = G+L ? Or does that just confuse matters? You're not really adding anything new tbh. This information is already included in the list of equations - all you're doing is re-arranging things: A+B+C = 38 ...
by Moonbeam
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: How would you go about solving this ????
Replies: 9
Views: 3783

Re: How would you go about solving this ????

Not sure if this is relevant, but it may be that the puzzle solution is unique due to the requirement that the letters be integers. I don't think there is any way to encode this requirement using linear algebra. You also have the requirement that each variable has a unique value, e.g., A != B != C ...
by Moonbeam
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: How would you go about solving this ????
Replies: 9
Views: 3783

How would you go about solving this ????

You are given 19 hexagonal tiles arranged in the following shape: http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/4479/hexagons2.th.jpg All 19 tiles are numbered from 1-19. You are told to arrange the tiles so that all the parallel lines add up to 38. i.e. A+B+C = 38 D+E+F+G = 38 H+I+J+K+L = 38 M+N+O+P = 38 Q+R+...
by Moonbeam
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Counting quarters blindfolded
Replies: 2
Views: 3227

Re: Counting quarters blindfolded

Danny Uncanny7 wrote:I searched and couldn't find this one:


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4563&hilit=flipping+coins
by Moonbeam
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 3 heroes with hats vs a villain
Replies: 54
Views: 16006

Re: 3 heroes with hats vs a villain

I can't see how you can get a winning strategy :? . I'm not really following the maths here, but surely becuase the villain knows their plan beforehand, he can place the hats to thwart them ??? ....so say for example, they have the plan, "if you see 2 opposite colours, abstain and if you see 2 ...
by Moonbeam
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 3 Cryptic Riddles (I don't have the answers) .......
Replies: 34
Views: 17923

Re: 3 Cryptic Riddles (I don't have the answers) .......

Adam H wrote:So... what's the answer? :P


.....well .... like I said earlier:


Moonbeam wrote:I don't have the answer to this, so if anyone solves it .... I owe them a beer :wink:
by Moonbeam
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Help crack the code plzz ......
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Help crack the code plzz ......

Here's the original post, copied from http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic41657.php : If anyone can tell me what this means before the first of December then they get a really good prize worth over £10: The puzzle is: 8c4f4dc53be80c03203e596eda22dcc7053955b5 The clue is: TalkMagic Here are the rules: 1...
by Moonbeam
Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: How much money?
Replies: 13
Views: 3373

Re: How much money?

liniarc wrote:Simply speaking, you have a 1/x chance of getting x^2 dollars


..... shouldn't that be 1/(x-1) chance ??? (assuming that "a random whole number smaller than x" cannot be 0).
by Moonbeam
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: How much higher is the higher plane ????
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

Re: How much higher is the higher plane ????

Just for the record, according to the daily mail, an incident like this is not a near miss if the planes are 3 miles apart horizontally, or 1000 feet vertically (see here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-375561/So-near-near-miss.html ) ..... so I'm just wondering how much higher, the higher ...
by Moonbeam
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: How much higher is the higher plane ????
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

How much higher is the higher plane ????

Ok .... apologies 'cos I know that this is prob in the wrong section, but I wasn't too sure where to post it, so I'll let a mod move it to a more suitable location :) Anyway, my question is - assuming the 2 planes in the following video are of a similar size - is it possible to estimate (and if so -...
by Moonbeam
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 3 Cryptic Riddles (I don't have the answers) .......
Replies: 34
Views: 17923

Re: 3 Cryptic Riddles (I don't have the answers) .......

I don't have the answer to this, so if anyone solves it .... I owe them a beer :wink:
by Moonbeam
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 3 Cryptic Riddles (I don't have the answers) .......
Replies: 34
Views: 17923

3 Cryptic Riddles (I don't have the answers) .......

I was brousing another website and someone posted the following 3 riddles - to which they don't have the answers .... and to be honest they're doing my head in ..... so help would be much appreciated plzz. Riddle 1: A pretty thing am I fluttering in the pale blue sky, delicate fragile on the wing in...
by Moonbeam
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Great States
Replies: 7
Views: 2430

Re: Great States

They can all be found in this link :lol:
by Moonbeam
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sonsai puzzle
Replies: 13
Views: 3431

Re: Sonsai puzzle

Got the 1st and 2nd ones - working on the 3rd - this should be fun ....

I also found that the 2nd one fell in easier than the 1st one :)
by Moonbeam
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sonsai puzzle
Replies: 13
Views: 3431

Re: Sonsai puzzle

That was fun tbh - any more ???
by Moonbeam
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sonsai puzzle
Replies: 13
Views: 3431

Re: Sonsai puzzle

Spoiler:
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by Moonbeam
Tue May 03, 2011 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: New phone - SIM card, connecting to PC, recovering lost data
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Re: New phone - SIM card, connecting to PC, recovering lost

Def not the sim card - but the memory card, as someone already pointed out. Have you tried accessing the piccies from your new phone - that way you can be sure that the memory card is compatible with your new phone. It's usually quite simple to access your phone's memory card and internal memory. I'...
by Moonbeam
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Problems with IE8 - help appreciated :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: Problems with IE8 - help appreciated :)

From what I've read so far, this occurs when javascript tries to access part of the DOM that hasn't been rendered yet. One way to confirm this would be to disable active scripting (Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Custom Level, scroll down to the bottom for active scripting) and try the pro...
by Moonbeam
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Problems with IE8 - help appreciated :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Problems with IE8 - help appreciated :)

Well - IE8 has been running fine until recently. The problem is when I visit certain web sites I get the following message appear in a separate box: "Internet explorer cannot open the internet site http://www.somewebsite.co.uk. Operation aborted" Now the web page has loaded up - but when I...
by Moonbeam
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Empty Space
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Empty Space

Well I think I can safely say

Spoiler:
The drugs don't work
by Moonbeam
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Cars in Garages
Replies: 17
Views: 2558

Re: Cars in Garages

@ roband: Don't get confused with this scenario and "Deal or no deal". In the game, "Deal or no deal" you open each box randomly without knowing what's in each box. If by some fluke you end up at the 2-box stage with the £250 000 box and say the 1p, still in play - each box has a...
by Moonbeam
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Cut this in half.
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

Cut this in half.

Okay - you have a rectangle measuring 12 x 9. From the top left and bottom right corners, 2 triangles are removed, both measuring 2 x 4, with the 2 on the 12 side and 4 on the 9 side, so you're left with an oddly shaped hexagon of area 100. The puzzle is to cut this figure in half and re-fit the 2 p...
by Moonbeam
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Edited gods puzzle: Two gods
Replies: 12
Views: 2763

Re: Edited gods puzzle: Two gods

math wrote:You much determine which is which.


..... I take it you mean which word means what - and not which god is which .... 'cos I can't see any way of determining which god is which with only one question :?
by Moonbeam
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help needed with large numbers plzzz
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Help needed with large numbers plzzz

Thanks for the rapid response - I've just checked out wofram alpha - never heard of it before and that's pretty cool imo - just what I was looking for :mrgreen: .
by Moonbeam
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help needed with large numbers plzzz
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Help needed with large numbers plzzz

Appologies if this isn't in the right place :? ....... ....... I either need a link to a useful (but easy to use :shock: ) online calculator that can handle big numbers, or can someone work out the following, so that I end up with a number (albeit a very small one!!!): 13,983,816!/(13,983,816^13,983...
by Moonbeam
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sherlock Holmes Puzzle 3
Replies: 18
Views: 6673

Re: Sherlock Holmes Puzzle 3

Using Tirian's logic, I wrote this code in python. I got 28 hours def solve_for_time(h): time = 0 a = 3 b = 2 x = 0 while x<h: x = x+a-b time = time + 1 if h-x == 3: time = time + 1 return time return time ... it's all very well putting it into a computer to solve (I honestly can't beli...
by Moonbeam
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rush Hour / Gridlock
Replies: 9
Views: 3153

Re: Rush Hour / Gridlock

Thanks alot *end sarcasm* - you've just cost me an hour of my time ..... and prob more, 'cos I'll prob try and complete this :shock:
by Moonbeam
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: TRICKY PUZLE
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: TRICKY PUZLE

Spoiler:
Her mum ???
by Moonbeam
Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Cups in Holes
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Re: Cups in Holes

Also known as Carrom Board puzzle - discussed before: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=30184
by Moonbeam
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 100 Married Couples
Replies: 33
Views: 8020

Re: 100 Married Couples

If I get the spin-off well, it's rules are: Some men in a village of 100 married couples have cheated on their wives. Every wife in the village instantly knows when a man, not being her own husband, has cheated, but they only the fact it happened, not who. The village has a law that punishes adulte...
by Moonbeam
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 100 Married Couples
Replies: 33
Views: 8020

Re: 100 Married Couples

I got this problem from another forum and I could see that there was gonna be problems with not enough info etc (for instance whether or not the women can communicate, etc), so feel free to add rules as you see fit (as you've already begun to 8) ). ..... well, like I said: but I can't quite seem to ...
by Moonbeam
Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 100 Married Couples
Replies: 33
Views: 8020

100 Married Couples

I've done a quick search and found nothing - so apologies if this has been posted before :roll: . Every man in a village of 100 married couples has cheated on his wife. Every wife in the village instantly knows when a man, other than her husband, has cheated, but does not know when her own husband h...
by Moonbeam
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Have you EVER heard a dog bark like this ???????
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Have you EVER heard a dog bark like this ???????

how long has it been and have you checked with your vet? We've had them approx 18 months and she's always barked like that. I was a lil' concerned so I asked the vet if everything was okay and she got a clean bill of health ..... it's just one of those things apparently. Everytime she barks it just...
by Moonbeam
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Have you EVER heard a dog bark like this ???????
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Have you EVER heard a dog bark like this ???????

Finally got round to taking a vid of my 2 Yorkies.

Dillon (the male, largest of the 2) barks like a normal dog, whilst Maisie ...... well, judge for yourself lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2h8HyxqPdg
by Moonbeam
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The expanding bar
Replies: 19
Views: 4047

Re: The expanding bar

I get
Spoiler:
99.5 feet
.... although I'm more than likely wrong :cry:
by Moonbeam
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Any W.A.S.P. (Blackie Lawless) fans out there ????????
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

Re: Any W.A.S.P. (Blackie Lawless) fans out there ????????

..... and there I was thinking I was the only W.A.S.P. fan on here :cry: . I gotta agree with you that "The Crimson Idol" is one of their better albums. Their latest album, "Babylon" has some decent tracks on it too - "Crazy" & "Babylon's Burning" are my 2...
by Moonbeam
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Any W.A.S.P. (Blackie Lawless) fans out there ????????
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

Any W.A.S.P. (Blackie Lawless) fans out there ????????

Went to a W.A.S.P concert on Sat (28th Nov) with my 2 bro-in-laws in Nottingham, UK ....... and Blackie Lawless is as good as ever (in my opnion!!!!). I've decided that these small venues have a much better atmosphere than the larger ones. Last gig I went to, was to see Bon Jovi and there were aroun...
by Moonbeam
Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with probability problems please .....
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Help with probability problems please .....

Thanks for all the help - it's easy when it's explained ..... like most things I suppose :shock: .
by Moonbeam
Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with probability problems please .....
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Help with probability problems please .....

1) It's easiest to do this problem in reverse, and find the probability that *none* of them pick the same number. The first person can't possible choose the same number as anyone else, because he's first. The second person has a 1/20 chance of picking the same number as the first, or a ...

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