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by Alder
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A code? Or random numbers?
Replies: 42
Views: 6580

Re: A code? Or random numbers?

Right. First, wow to conman. I only understood about one word in three but proving mathematically that it's unlikely to be random is both reassuring and awesome. Thanks! I've since been told by the person that posted it that it's definitely doable, whatever it is, so though I can't help but still be...
by Alder
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A code? Or random numbers?
Replies: 42
Views: 6580

Re: A code? Or random numbers?

Fledermen64 wrote:Edit* Im starting to think this is bullshit. Its not binary either.

You're not the only one...

I've spent the last hour online with folk from at least 2 other countries trying to work this thing out. We will be unimpressed if it's a joke. :shock:
by Alder
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A code? Or random numbers?
Replies: 42
Views: 6580

Re: A code? Or random numbers?

Och, thanks anyway!


Back to the old drawing board... :?
by Alder
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A code? Or random numbers?
Replies: 42
Views: 6580

Re: A code? Or random numbers?

Fledermen64 wrote:Try treating it as Base 4 and checking it as ASCII.

What the who?

Realises just how long it's been since she did any maths except for her taxes...
by Alder
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A code? Or random numbers?
Replies: 42
Views: 6580

Re: A code? Or random numbers?

Oooo....I like that. I'll go and try it...

May be gone for some time...
by Alder
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A code? Or random numbers?
Replies: 42
Views: 6580

Re: A code? Or random numbers?

Excellent point on the @@@s... Found another sequence... @&0&1@&0&1@&0&@0&@01@&0&@&@101@&0&1@&01@@&@1@0&@@@&0&@&@1@@&0&@&@&@0&0&1@&@1@0&0&@0&0101 which is, I think the same except for 4 ad...
by Alder
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A code? Or random numbers?
Replies: 42
Views: 6580

A code? Or random numbers?

There's a good change this should be in the maths forum. Or the logic forum. Or anywhere else but here, but since I'm not sure what it is, I can't classify it properly. Sorry. Anyway. On another forum someone has posted this: @&0&1@&0&1@&0 &@0&@01@ &0&@&@101 @...
by Alder
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0449: "Things Fall Apart"
Replies: 152
Views: 33609

Re: "Things fall apart" Discussion

Hmmm...

I don't know if there's a layer of irony that I'm missing, but this one didn't really appeal to me on any level. Oh well...
by Alder
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 198188

Re: Firefly

I picked up the DVD set of Firefly last year [it was going cheap after Father's Day... :D ] thinking it would fill a few hours. Instead I was hooked and watched the whole thing over about 2 days, and was mad as a hornet for about a month when I realised it had been cancelled. I then lent it to my [e...
by Alder
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 36900

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)

Bookmarks all the way! These days it's usually just a slip of paper, though I have a handful of 'proper' leather bookmarks in the cupboard. I used to buy one whenever we visited historical sites on holiday... I buy a lot of my books second hand, and even a book a couple of decades old can get quite ...
by Alder
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.
Replies: 189
Views: 35017

Re: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.

There's so many! I'm going to go with: East of Eden, John Steinbeck The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams Five Quarters of the Orange, Joanne Harris [I was really surprised I enjoyed this one so much. Read it again 2 weeks later!] The Courts of the Morning, John Buchan I find it intere...
by Alder
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 312010

Re: What is your favourite book?

This is a tricky question - it's difficult to cut down the list to even a handful. But if I was to think what ones I would have to take if I was abandoned on a desert island it would have to be, in no particular order: The Blue Castle, L.M.Montgomery Picadilly Jim, P.G.Wodehouse The Second Confessio...

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