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by Ritchell
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Silly Prime Trivia
Replies: 16
Views: 5778

Yakk wrote:Ceci n'est pas une pencil.

Just try to write with it!
by Ritchell
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A random, random number
Replies: 8
Views: 3435

I think in this case it doesn't matter, but you are very right to be concerned - it often happens that a seemingly innocuous assumption can change the probability. Conditional probability is very counter-intuitive For instance, the problem where a friend flips two coins and tells you that one of th...
by Ritchell
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Along the lines of "Petals Around the Rose"
Replies: 76
Views: 17636

Skeptical, I think you've got it with that last post about the brains! pencil.
by Ritchell
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Along the lines of "Petals Around the Rose"
Replies: 76
Views: 17636

Twasbrillig, no, yes, yes, no.
by Ritchell
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Along the lines of "PATR" [SOLUTIONS]
Replies: 28
Views: 6101

"This" is not a pencil, it's a word.
Did I solve it?
by Ritchell
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 274445

I suppose dunghill is technically dirty. I don't know what you were going for.

uxy
by Ritchell
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 274445

Here is what you do if you want to get a lift from a Vogon: forget it.

tuv
by Ritchell
Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 274445

Jabber woc ky bsc (Edit: Changed the letters, the word I was thinking of wasn't really appropriate given the first rule. If someone manages to get it with what I had ("uai"), go ahead.) Acquaintance, acquaint, quail. I can think of those three, but no proper nouns are coming to mind. This...
by Ritchell
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 274445

blockade, stockade, schmokade (find the fake!)

lmn, since consecutive letterings are more fun.
by Ritchell
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 274445

My favourite state of being: Ecstasy!

ckf
by Ritchell
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 274445

reading an article on airplanes is damned helpful when you need to find a word like taxiing.
by Ritchell
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 274445

taxiing

ggu
by Ritchell
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 274445

TALES FROM THE CRYPT!

yrr still stands.
by Ritchell
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 274445

What an awkward classic.

Another classic?
yrr
by Ritchell
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 274445

catchphrase

lqu
by Ritchell
Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Narcoleptic Bookworm: Solution Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 5230

It looks like you forgot that page 1 is on the right side of the book when seen in a bookcase. I suppose you could be working with RTL books. :) Was that to me or someone else? I imagined the books lying one on top of the other, with the covers pointing upward. In that scenario (equivalent to books...
by Ritchell
Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Not a puzzle, just a quick question
Replies: 5
Views: 3537

In our String Theory course we use "volume" for all measures, but clarify a boundary volume or interior volume (classically known as surface area and volume, respectively). The volume of a one dimensional sphere (classically a line) is its length. The volume of the two dimensional ball (cl...
by Ritchell
Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Narcoleptic Bookworm: Solution Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 5230

Volume 4. I took what I perceived to be the bare minimum for the speeds and the books and followed through the possible book substitutions. The books run as such: 1 2 3 4 5 And the pages run from top to bottom least to greatest: 0 100 ... 500 The initial setup is: 1 2 3 - page 100 4 5 And the first ...

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