1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:54 pm UTC

mscha wrote:I think I'd enjoy it less, and certainly would post less freely, if I knew it'd be read by people I know on the Outside.


Better not read any of the recent news stories about US gov't agencies and their dealings w/ internet providers, then. :( . You may not know them, but they sure know YOU. (sounds almost like a certain "In Soviet Russia,..." meme. sorry)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:57 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:Since we are only a few here at the moment, I thought I'd entertain you with a puzzle.

A man in desert nomadic lands was once quite rich, but died owning only 23 camels (camelMolpies). He had three sons and his will directed that the first son should receive half of his camels, the second one-third and the last son one-eigth of the camels.

The law was very strict in those days and the sons also wanted to honor their father's wishes without "dividing" any of the individual camels.

They searched long and hard for a solution, without success.

A wise person rode into their village on a camel and helped them find the answer. Are you that wise person?

I believe the canonical answer is:
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The wise person donates her camel to the brothers, so that the camels can be divided without harming any of them. The brothers get 12, 8 and 3 camels, and, surprise surprise, one camel is left, and the wise person rides off into the sunset on her own camel.
In the end, pretty much the same solution as others have posted.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:01 pm UTC

Since we appear to be doing heretic puzzles now, here's a river crossing puzzle that someone sent to me, some time before Time.
It's a lot harder than the standard wolf/goat/cabbage version... I think I concluded three times with absolute certainty that it's unsolvable, before finally solving it.

Edit: macraw83 noted that the above link doesn't work anymore. Here's another link to the same puzzle.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:09 pm UTC

And I arise from coma to find myself back in the present! This is a good world.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:10 pm UTC

Thinking laterally, in this case, across mammalian species, it occurs to me that "ownership" and "receive" do not necessarily mean physically separating items or cutting them into pieces.

Rather as the stock market allows partial "ownership" of a corporation, ownership of animals can be shared. I know that horses and show dogs, at least, often have co-owners regardless of the location of residence of said animal. So, with a little paperwork, the camels, or at least their barterable worth, can be apportioned amongst the sons any way desired.

Edit: this, like all weasmolpy-wording, depends on the interpretation of the original puzzle as "you can't slice the camels into camelbacon."
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby waveney » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:10 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:Disclaimer. Actually a bit before my day. But I did have to program a switch based front end on a pdp-11-10 to get the boot loader entered. About 20 binary words. Very error prone.


Ha - that would have been easy - I programmed the pre-boot loader into to one machine (6 or 7 18-bit words, that loaded the normal boot loader) using a pair of wire cutters and a core memory board. One error and the whole board would have been very expensive toast.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:11 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:Thinking laterally, in this case, across mammalian species, it occurs to me that "ownership" and "receive" do not necessarily mean physically separating items or cutting them into pieces.

Rather as the stock market allows partial "ownership" of a corporation, ownership of animals can be shared. I know that horses and show dogs, at least, often have co-owners regardless of the location of residence of said animal. So, with a little paperwork, the camels, or at least their barterable worth, can be apportioned amongst the sons any way desired.

Camel derivatives. Yay.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:15 pm UTC

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Actually, KarMann was recently posting in anotherThread just a few days ago. :cry:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:18 pm UTC

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charlie_grumbles wrote:Disclaimer. Actually a bit before my day. But I did have to program a switch based front end on a pdp-11-10 to get the boot loader entered. About 20 binary words. Very error prone.

Ha - that would have been easy - I programmed the pre-boot loader into to one machine (6 or 7 18-bit words, that loaded the normal boot loader) using a pair of wire cutters and a core memory board. One error and the whole board would have been very expensive toast.

Ha! I used to program a computer by moving beads from left to right and vice versa.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:20 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Since we appear to be doing heretic puzzles now, here's a river crossing puzzle that someone sent to me, some time before Time.
It's a lot harder than the standard wolf/goat/cabbage version... I think I concluded three times with absolute certainty that it's unsolvable, before finally solving it.


*sigh* Modern families, distrust everywhere.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:23 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
mscha wrote:I think I'd enjoy it less, and certainly would post less freely, if I knew it'd be read by people I know on the Outside.


Better not read any of the recent news stories about US gov't agencies and their dealings w/ internet providers, then. :( . You may not know them, but they sure know YOU. (sounds almost like a certain "In Soviet Russia,..." meme. sorry)


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:23 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Since we appear to be doing heretic puzzles now, here's a river crossing puzzle that someone sent to me, some time before Time.
It's a lot harder than the standard wolf/goat/cabbage version... I think I concluded three times with absolute certainty that it's unsolvable, before finally solving it.


*sigh* Site filtered. :( Is this a graph theory problem like the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:28 pm UTC

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Exodies wrote:This reminds me of a question I wanted to ask y'all of youse. Does anyone here know anyone else here irl? Do you think you would enjoy <this> more or less if your real life friends were here?

I'm fairly sure I don't know any of the regular posters IRL, or even virtually Outside of the OTT.
If there are any people who know me, though, they'll certainly know it's me, since I use this handle and (unhatted) avatar all over the place.
I think I'd enjoy it less, and certainly would post less freely, if I knew it'd be read by people I know on the Outside.

Same and same. This unhatted avatar and the name to go with it are all over the internet for many years. Not only for forums, but for my twitch stream, all my video game characters (the names) and my personal facebook. Hah. I think I'd only post as much, and therefore enjoy it as much, depending on which friends were lurking.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:29 pm UTC

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mscha wrote:Since we appear to be doing heretic puzzles now, here's a river crossing puzzle that someone sent to me, some time before Time.
It's a lot harder than the standard wolf/goat/cabbage version... I think I concluded three times with absolute certainty that it's unsolvable, before finally solving it.

*sigh* Site filtered. :( Is this a graph theory problem like the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg?

No, it's one of these. (But with a mum and two daughters, a dad and two sons, and a policeman and prisoner.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby higgs-boson » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:33 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:*sigh* Site filtered. :( Is this a graph theory problem like the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg?


I think so.
I bet Prolog would do fine, there's not that much of a branching factor.


1 River.
1 Ferry (space for 2 people, can be operated by an adult only)

People:
1 Father (adult)
2 Sons
1 Mother (adult)
2 Daughters
1 Policeman (adult)
1 Thief

Restrictions:
- Thief cannot be left alone with any family member without the policeman.
- Father cannot be left alone with any of the daughters without the mother.
- Mother cannot be left alone with any of the sons without the father.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:34 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Since we appear to be doing heretic puzzles now, here's a river crossing puzzle that someone sent to me, some time before Time.
It's a lot harder than the standard wolf/goat/cabbage version... I think I concluded three times with absolute certainty that it's unsolvable, before finally solving it.


I did it. It wasn't too bad, actually. :D But it was harder than wolf/goat/cabbage.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Prosthetic_Lips » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:38 pm UTC

Quickly, there's not much time! I am posting this from the far future (the conversion to your archaic time frame eludes me at the moment, but it is currently 152 years after (all hail Lord) Randall started the One True Comic), and (all hail Lord) Randall's ancestors are STILL drawing the OTC series. We are still observing Cuegan1 wandering around looking at bushes, and climbing up and down. I'm not sure exactly where you are, but it should be near the first sighting of the Quetzalcoatl, but if I have spoilered you, I am deeply sorry.

I bring a dire warning -- stop reading now, before it is too late! Your (and our) very future is at stake! As you read, the addiction grows, until you cannot stop. We Wait around for the next panel, making up theories or posting predictions. There are entire tribes now, organized around these predictions, with new factions splitting off as new predictions are proposed and argued over.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:41 pm UTC

Prosthetic_Lips wrote:Quickly, there's not much time! I am posting this from the far future (the conversion to your archaic time frame eludes me at the moment, but it is currently 152 years after (all hail Lord) Randall started the One True Comic), and (all hail Lord) Randall's ancestors are STILL drawing the OTC series. We are still observing Cuegan1 wandering around looking at bushes, and climbing up and down. I'm not sure exactly where you are, but it should be near the first sighting of the Quetzalcoatl, but if I have spoilered you, I am deeply sorry.

I bring a dire warning -- stop reading now, before it is too late! Your (and our) very future is at stake! As you read, the addiction grows, until you cannot stop. We Wait around for the next panel, making up theories or posting predictions. There are entire tribes now, organized around these predictions, with new factions splitting off as new predictions are proposed and argued over.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:49 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:53 pm UTC

higgs-boson wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:*sigh* Site filtered. :( Is this a graph theory problem like the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg?


I think so.
I bet Prolog would do fine, there's not that much of a branching factor.


1 River.
1 Ferry (space for 2 people, can be operated by an adult only)

People:
1 Father (adult)
2 Sons
1 Mother (adult)
2 Daughters
1 Policeman (adult)
1 Thief

Restrictions:
- Thief cannot be left alone with any family member without the policeman.
- Father cannot be left alone with any of the daughters without the mother.
- Mother cannot be left alone with any of the sons without the father.


I do not suppose we could possibly simplify things by pushing the prisoner in the river, letting him drown, and telling the authorities he died while trying to escape, could we?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:56 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:00 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

TheMinim wrote:Looking at LaPetite, the hair seems to be the same length as mine. Blimey.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:02 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:04 pm UTC

azule wrote:FTFBOYA


Is that supposed to stand for "Fixed That For Both Of Y'All"? Otherwise I don't get the A.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:04 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
TheMinim wrote:Looking at LaPetite, the hair seems to be the same length as mine. Blimey.


Yes. Well....


Well what? :twisted:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:08 pm UTC

Prosthetic_Lips wrote:(...) but it should be near the first sighting of the Quetzalcoatl, (...)

Ah, there it is.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

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Too late.
For me, at least.
Well, at least I can say, "I was there from the beginning (kinda) of Time".
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:14 pm UTC

TheMinim wrote:
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TheMinim wrote:Looking at LaPetite, the hair seems to be the same length as mine. Blimey.


Yes. Well....


Well what? :twisted:


Time will tell.

An admission, I think.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TheMinim » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:17 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
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TheMinim wrote:Looking at LaPetite, the hair seems to be the same length as mine. Blimey.


Yes. Well....


Well what? :twisted:


Time will tell.

An admission, I think.

Watching.


Being watched.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:17 pm UTC

Prosthetic_Lips wrote:Randall's ancestors are STILL drawing the OTC series.

Hello, Benjamin Button.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby StormAngel » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:21 pm UTC

Finally had an idea for a Song of Time today.
I'd like to present to you: Wait In Time

To the tune of 'Back In Time' by Huey Lewis and The News

Spoiler:
(the parts in brackets are extra Background Vocals)

Tell me, Cuegan
where are you trekking this time?
Is this the river, (the river is small)
or NewPic 99?
All I wanted to see
I 'wait for it' patiently
(need t' wait quicker now)

So take me away, I'll coma fine
But it's all related, see
I'll be back in time

Gotta get back in Time

(ketchup with Time, Time)
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Molpies ate our cake again

(molpy molp- )
So send me to coma, I don't sleep
But the Pope makes his decree,
I've a time to keep

Gotta get back to Time
Gotta ketchup through Time
Get me back in Time

*likable imaginative-spinning epic guitar solo*

Gotta get back in time (back-back in time)
Gotta just 'wait for it' (for Time)
Get back, get back

Get back, Megball

Gotta get back to Time
Gotta ketchup with Time
Get back, get back


*whispers fading out*
Wait for it
wait for it
wait for it...


Suggestions for improvements are most welcome :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:22 pm UTC

TheMinim wrote:Blimey.

Speaking Liverpudlian now? A clue. On it Clouseau!

Clouseau: Watching.

ETA:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:29 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
Prosthetic_Lips wrote:Randall's ancestors are STILL drawing the OTC series.

Hello, Benjamin Button.

Just evidence for the loopist. Pretty long cycle, though.

ETA: Dang. I missed it. 300 now. And a double.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:32 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
Prosthetic_Lips wrote:Randall's ancestors are STILL drawing the OTC series.

Hello, Benjamin Button.


Maybe he means the ancestors of their current Randall (who should be about V or VI), and they all took his name for GL stuff.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:37 pm UTC

Not Image'd Post

taixzo wrote:
azule wrote:Edit: Damn forum software. Lost another post while submitting. Seems OTT moved on at this point anyways. La-la-la...sorry, time travelers, you don't get to know what this was. :P


:(
Ha-ha! Awfulsome! It worked! P.S. It probably wasn't the nicest thing I've said (and looking at my posts, that's saying something).

mscha wrote:Edit: and that's why you need to use emoticons in a text-only medium, Chilpy!
Chilpy wrote:CHIRP Image
Hehe, lovely!

StormAngel wrote:Thanks to Yappobiscuits for the molpy video;

% Beesnake or beesnakes - which is the more correct plural form? I've seen both used in the OTT. Are beesnake pluralized like fish and sheep?[/size]
Singular plural, yes. (First form.) Also, finally saw vid....that is insane. I think it's actually a bit better than the original. :)

cellocgw wrote:Life is like a hidden sequence of hashed pngs. You never know what image you're going to get.
Neat pseudo-quote.

*yoink*

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Man, this one's pretty lame. I need to start preparing these in advance so I'm not under time pressure to make them on the fly!
I think it would have benefited from not stopping, no pauses. Then it would be trippy and cool like the rest. It is still cool, though.

charlie_grumbles wrote:The secret of the geeks. "Copy, Borrow, Steal, *, Profit"

FTFY

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Here's a fourth sentence ending in an exclamation point!


My 10th grade English teacher once told us, "You get 3 exclamation points... for life. Use them well."

(Granted... I've exceeded my limit many times over...)
I don't use mine enough! Or I use them incorrectly! lol. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby charlie_grumbles » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:47 pm UTC

Oh Joy. The prodigal, MobTeeseboose, has returned to the fold. Prepare the fatted calf (or cabbage, if you prefer). Rejoice in the reappearance of the lost (but quiet) one.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby azule » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:50 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
yappobiscuits wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Also, Cueball should get his revenge on Megan by kissing her.

So you're officially a Megball shipper then?

Yes. Especially if they're siblings.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:59 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:
TheMinim wrote:Blimey.

Speaking Liverpudlian now? A clue. On it Clouseau!

Clouseau: Watching.


But where's Gadget?

edited b/c general dopiness
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