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Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 315939

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Guess what this is the last episode before show watchers are caught up probably! No more book spoilers! (Sort of) Book5 / episode 10: I agree with maybeagnostic, it makes a ton of thematic sense to show LSH after the events on the wall because it foreshadows the resurrection that we all know is goin...
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 315939

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Episode 9: Well, I think Stannis is very likely to win the upcoming battle against the Boltons now. Melisandre has proven powerful when given what she wants. This seems like it's setting up Stannis to take control of the North and be a major contender for the Iron Throne. Predictions for episode...
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stubborn bettor
Replies: 99
Views: 10771

Re: Stubborn bettor

A similar logic problem is this classic:

There's a culture where parents must continue to procreate until they have one boy. What is the boy/girl ratio?

The correct answer is 1:1. "Stopping" at a predetermined point won't skew the probabilities, just like in this gambling problem.
Fri May 29, 2015 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stubborn bettor
Replies: 99
Views: 10771

Re: Stubborn bettor

\$71 doesn't sound high enough. I would think a valid method to calculate this would be to assume that your average winnings is 0. There are two outcomes, either you gain \$10 (98% of the time) or lose k dollars (2% of the time). Average winnings = 0 = 10*.98 - k*.02 k = 10*.98/.02 = 490 So the stubbo...
Tue May 05, 2015 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Lowest Common Multiple - LCM
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

Re: Lowest Common Multiple - LCM

A simple example: You have a handful of dimes and your friend has a handful of quarters. You prefer having dimes, but you need a quarter for a payphone*. What's the best fair trade you can make? (in case the question is as poorly worded as I suspect it is, the answer is 5 dimes for 2 quarters, i.e. ...
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Cheryl's Birthday spinoff
Replies: 9
Views: 2835

Re: Cheryl's Birthday spinoff

I got the same answer. I think this is solvable without Mark though. After Danny's first statement, everyone knows it's 14 April or 17 August, so Mark's statement doesn't add anything and Yolanda knows the date without any other info. Perhaps this works: get rid of 23 February 2014, ...
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Alien abduction
Replies: 33
Views: 15050

Re: Alien abduction

Clauses 3 and 4 very specifically refer to the MOMENT when the doorknob is touched. Also, nowhere in the rules is it specified that you can't OPEN a door in the wrong direction, so long as you don't walk through it. So, the man gets up in room A and TOUCHES the doorknob to room C. He waits ...
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 370274

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

It still feels like all the exposition was entirely un-necessary. Voldemort knew that Harry had been prophesied to be a threat , and he had enough respect for prophesy to force the vow on Harry, so he shouldn't ever have been in the "I've already won, I can relax now" mindset. I disagree,...
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 144155

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

Sung to the tune of "Hot Pockets" by Jim Gaffigan:

(so catchy, can't get out of head)
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 73592

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

1. Having slightly tilted eyes -Lawrencelot 2. Inappropriate or offensive -Yablo 3. Talking to plants -Envelope Generator 4. Ability to speak very frequently in reverse -Vytron 5. Having a poor sense of smell -patzer 6. Spoken by many voices at the same time -faubiguy 7. Spitting when talking - CORR...
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Quarry Defense - Week 9: This Means War
Replies: 753
Views: 84483

Re: Quarry Defense - Week 9: This Means War

Like I said in the discussion thread, I can't mod this game any more. :cry: I'm very sorry and sad about it, I really am. I would be very OK if someone else took over as mod. I have some documents I can email. Be warned that they are a bit unwieldy, and I never did come up with an easy way to resolv...
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Forum Games Discussion Thread - Farming RPG Coming Soon
Replies: 957
Views: 146664

Re: The Forum Games Discussion Thread & Involved Games List

To all: I am very sad that I have not had the time to mod and play lately, and I'm even sadder that I don't anticipate being able to mod and play (actively, at least) any time soon. It's not because I don't love you all! I surely do. ;) I really did want to keep going with Tel Balok and when I had t...
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 370274

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

The sequel (and/or the last couple chapters of HPMOR) will be a version of the underlined bit: "It's just like a play!" sighed a third-year girl. "A play?" said Hermione. "I'd like to see the play where anything like this happens!" "Oh," said the third-year gi...
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 73592

Re: Dictionary game / Balderdash

Sorry for the delay!

Sialoquent

1. Having slightly tilted eyes.
2. Inappropriate or offensive
3. Talking to plants
4. Ability to speak very frequently in reverse.
5. Having a poor sense of smell.
6. Spoken by many voices at the same time.
7. Spitting when talking
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 73592

Re: Dictionary game

Yablo should have gotten +5 last round.

Next word:
Sialoquent

Definition:
Spoiler:
Spitting when talking
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 370274

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

On various other corners of the blagosphere, they hypothesize that Harry will use partial transfiguration to escape/defeat the Death Eaters. Something along the lines of "His wand is pointed down, so he will partially transfigure the ground and cause sink-holes/vacuum-powered-spears/etc to tak...
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 51964

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

It looked blue and brown to me, and I checked with the MS paint dropper tool, and verified that to be true It annoys me that there is any argument to be had here. We know exactly what the RGB values are in the photo, and most people can agree to call these colors blue and brown/gold/bronze. The act...
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 370274

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

I just reread Chapter 28 and it's crazy how many things in it could come into play, including: -failing to transfigure air (before figuring out partial transfiguration) -partial transfiguration -transfiguring carbon nanotubes -the original prophecy including "power the dark lord kn...
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1492: "Dress color"
Replies: 362
Views: 51964

Re: 1492: "Dress color"

OK, we just had a session over lunch, and it's stranger than I thought. Some people see black and others see gold when looking at the same image on the same screen at the same time . A subset of people who see gold see the other colour as white, but the vast majority see it as a pale blue. And unli...
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Conversation with Syllable Limits.
Replies: 31
Views: 4093

Re: Conversation with Syllable Limits.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha that's a good one
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Conversation with Syllable Limits.
Replies: 31
Views: 4093

Re: Conversation with Syllable Limits.

Of course, elitist scum. It's people like you that make this forum so hostile for us non-elite.
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Quarry Defense - Week 9: This Means War
Replies: 753
Views: 84483

Re: Quarry Defense - Week 9: This Means War

Adam , could we get more info on the "Ally with Neighbor" ability? Do they have the option to refuse or backstab us later (for example, if we tried to ally with Clapton)? What benefits do we gain from having an allied town? Are we obligated to them in any way? There are no downsides to al...
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 73592

Re: Dictionary game

guess:
Spoiler:
4: canopy strung between trees
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 370274

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Theory: "world" (that two different spirits cannot exist in)="network of horcruxes", and when Voldemort created Hermione's horcrux he unintentionally uploaded Hermione to his entire network which overrode his own spirit. Or at least, that's what Voldemort wants H...
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Broken Thread Game
Replies: 33
Views: 2616

Re: Broken Thread Game

i wonder what this will do: Feel free to abuse BBCode tags to M a k e t e x t h u g e , break tables and anything you can think of. Also, this thread may make more sense if you use prosilver_left. Feel free to abuse BBCode tags to M a k e t e x t h u g e , break tables and anything you can think of....
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Quarry Defense - Week 9: This Means War
Replies: 753
Views: 84483

Re: Quarry Defense - Week 9: This Means War

Bronze arrows are indeed just as good as iron arrows. Bronze is lighter than iron so it flies through the air easier.
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Abridged Debate
Replies: 1185
Views: 136398

Re: Abridged Debate

Passionate plea to end unnecessary necros.
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Quarry Defense - Week 9: This Means War
Replies: 753
Views: 84483

Re: Quarry Defense - Week 9: This Means War

Day 57: Xelada crafted 2 sandstone walls Deva mined 110 granite Reecer6 refined 60 granite Lawrencelot crafted 2 granite walls Obsoal crafted 1 granite wall Nautilus mined 175 gold ore Plopfill refined 4 gold ingots Nitrodon crafted 100 gold coins Firesoul31 mined 197 iron ore Odf crafted 2 iron ar...
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Did you find the Monty Hall problem hard to understand?
Replies: 73
Views: 9749

Re: Did you find the Monty Hall problem hard to understand?

The point I was making is that the only information that matters is the following: 1) One of the doors has a car, the others do not 2) You picked one of three doors 3) Month Hall opened one of the doors that you didn't pick revealing a goat Regardless of how the situation arose or what information ...
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Dictionary game / Balderdash
Replies: 1034
Views: 73592

Re: Dictionary game

fake definition:
Spoiler:
Someone who lives in bed.

(Because I'm lazy)
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Conversation with Syllable Limits.
Replies: 31
Views: 4093

Re: Conversation with Syllable Limits.

That risk is so miniscule that it's barely worth considering.
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 370274

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

You know... I realize that Voldemort couldn't find any intelligent discussion in such a small, and stagnant, population of wizards. But now that he realizes that Muggle Scientists are actually very intelligent (as a community, perhaps less so individually), wouldn't it be obvious fo...
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Reply Race 2.0 [GOLD TEAM]
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Reply Race 2.0 [GOLD TEAM]

I hate red pandas
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Conversation with Syllable Limits.
Replies: 31
Views: 4093

Re: Conversation with Syllable Limits.

It's easier to pick up on it when you're face-to-face.

(14)
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Forum Games Discussion Thread - Farming RPG Coming Soon
Replies: 957
Views: 146664

Re: The Forum Games Discussion Thread & Involved Games List

Do you enjoy posting in the sort of thread that all the cool people post in? Do you want other people to think you are just as cool as the people who are actually cool and not just pretending? Are you stupid enough that this post will convince you to do what the following sentence tells you to do, e...
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Quarry Defense - Week 9: This Means War
Replies: 753
Views: 84483

Re: Quarry Defense - Week 9: This Means War

Yeah, as long as there's no problems after all is said and done, you can train wizards before you recruited them and recruit occupants before you have the capacity. Day 56: Deva mined 110 granite Reecer6 refined 60 granite Obsoal crafted 1 granite wall Lawrencelot crafted 1 granite castle Xelada cra...
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tel Balok II - Episode II: First Decisions
Replies: 166
Views: 23277

Re: Tel Balok II - Episode II: First Decisions

Miranda responded, "No offense intended, mistress mage. Truly, it was only your name that put the thought in my head."
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Conversation with Syllable Limits.
Replies: 31
Views: 4093

Re: Conversation with Syllable Limits.

Lying in the name of humor... sorta...
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Reply Race 2.0 [GOLD TEAM]
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Reply Race 2.0 [GOLD TEAM]

Gold is a pretty color.
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Conversation with Syllable Limits.
Replies: 31
Views: 4093

Re: Conversation with Syllable Limits.

Yeah, they were being sarcastic.

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