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by Fieari
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Not Say Duck: Team Edition
Replies: 1526
Views: 36485

Re: You Must Not Say Duck: Team Edition

You know what would be awesome? If penguins lived at the North Pole! Then Santa's Grottos could include penguins in the display, and really fancy ones could even have real penguins, and that'd be great. Imagine if you could see penguins at the mall!
by Fieari
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

(bump because recent "counting" threads have clogged the first page) Fail. It's really cold today. Pass. It's really really cold today. Fail. Due to the difficulty of finding passing examples (although I did design the new rule with accidentally passing being easier in mind), what do you ...
by Fieari
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

(bump because recent "counting" threads have clogged the first page)
by Fieari
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Broken Picture Telephone
Replies: 328
Views: 63329

Re: Broken Picture Telephone

Spoiler:
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by Fieari
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

(top of the page notice: this is a new puzzle that started at the end of the previous page)

Xias wrote:I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.

Fail.

SirGabriel wrote: I'm posting from my phone because the Wi-Fi here is terrible.

Pass.
by Fieari
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Psychic the next poster
Replies: 1321
Views: 37424

Re: Psychic the next poster

Your favourite singer is a YouTuber. On the one hand, I hate saying anything is my "favorite", I simply like things or dislike things. While the intensity of my enjoyment is variable from singer to singer, I still can't usually pick out a favorite because A) Intensity of Enjoyment measure...
by Fieari
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 7645
Views: 470093

Re: You must not say duck

It's such a lovely day today.
by Fieari
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Not Say Duck: Team Edition
Replies: 1526
Views: 36485

Re: You Must Not Say Duck: Team Edition

Foxes like what they like because they've encountered such. They've never encountered penguins before... I bet foxes would LOVE penguins if they'd ever met a penguin. Simply adore the little guys.
by Fieari
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

Okay!

A New Secret Rule Is In Place As Of Now!!!
-------------------------------------------------------------

Your two initial experiments are as follows:

The expectations will be high after that last rule was revealed...
Pass.

Forrest Gump eats a cannoli
Fail.
by Fieari
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

I had suspected that every ten posts people would pass by accident, but then someone posted a non-zero number of the assigned letter, which failed them. Heh. If the round had gone on long enough, I'm not sure how I would have evaluated post# 260, which would have been required to contain exactly zer...
by Fieari
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

Bingo! You are correct in stating the rule, in its entirety!

Why did your Z post give an error? Because... it's mod 26. 26=z, but post 26 mod 26 = 0. You needed exactly 6 instances of letter {undefined}.

Would you like to run the next game, or would you like me to pick a new rule?
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Not Say Duck: Team Edition
Replies: 1526
Views: 36485

Re: You Must Not Say Duck: Team Edition

Penguins are far cuter than other aquatic waterfowl, including swans and geese. They're better swimmers too, it's like they can fly underwater!
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

Xias wrote:I put coconut milk in my coffee this morning; let's see if that helps.

Pass. Do you know why?
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 7645
Views: 470093

Re: You must not say duck

Edging, I see. Whatever it takes to get you through the day without relapsing, man... go for it.
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "I know to X" - what part of grammar?
Replies: 5
Views: 2148

Re: "I know to X" - what part of grammar?

But "I know how to stay alert" also seems to be an infinitive. Is there a grammatical term that distinguishes the "know how to" with "know to"? Or... wait, I guess "know to" would be one infinive, and "how to" would be a different infinitive, so &quo...
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: No link to forum from xkcd.com
Replies: 5
Views: 12845

Re: No link to forum from xkcd.com

It's hard to keep a thriving community when the members are stagnant. It's hard to get new members when the main website doesn't have any indication whatsoever that the forum exists. Allow me to add my voice to the complaint. "It went away when we rearranged some things on the site, and I can't...
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Not Say Duck: Team Edition
Replies: 1526
Views: 36485

Re: You Must Not Say Duck: Team Edition

Hm. Cumulative scores, or not? Squaring implies wanting cumulative scores, but I think it might be more fun to only compare recent scores. Perhaps as a compromise, the score could be cumulative for the past N streaks, but no further back? It should also keep track of the highest scoring streak on re...
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck
Replies: 893
Views: 19715

Re: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck

It seems kinda pointless. Sigh.
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 7645
Views: 470093

Re: You must not say duck

Go go go go!

I guess he's getting his avian waterfowl jollies in the other threads of similar nature?
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Not Say Duck: Team Edition
Replies: 1526
Views: 36485

Re: You Must Not Say Duck: Team Edition

It looks to me that the teams are abstract entities that do not necessarily have hard and fast real people members. The teams gain points depending on the content of the thread, provided by real people, but real people do not actually belong to either team. That said, you may perhaps be a fan of one...
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck
Replies: 893
Views: 19715

Re: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck

Back from my Hiatus, I still have never said the word in question. Why is there a poll now though?
by Fieari
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

The film xXx, starring Vin Diesel, did well in the box office but not among critics. Pass. "This sentence posesses the property of which I am looking for." Fail. Victor Zsasz, of the Batman franchise, is a zany murderer with zero tolerance for puzzles. This post's result returns "Und...
by Fieari
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

My sincerest apologies, I had a fever of over 102 this past weekend, and I've been recovering since. Give me a little bit and I'll get the next results out.
by Fieari
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

SirGabriel wrote:Undead violinists win.

Fail, but very close.

Walter the Walrus wins
Pass.
by Fieari
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

Testing, one, two, three. Pass errr... technically fail. I don't mind telling you that this is an edge case, but I think you're at least thinking in the right kinds of directions. Answer is it passes if it contains at least one word whose first letter matches the post number in the thread (this...
by Fieari
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed...
by Fieari
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck
Replies: 893
Views: 19715

Re: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck

Can't you share?
by Fieari
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck
Replies: 893
Views: 19715

Re: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck

Some people just can't last... not going to let it build up, huh?
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

I have no idea how to test a changing puzzle. Fail. It is tricky, yes. :) If three people request it (you and two others), I'll tell you the variable that changes between posts, but I think it can be discovered. Edit: Here's another good spot to give you an interesting one that succeeds. Queen Quel...
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck
Replies: 893
Views: 19715

Re: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck

It's a real game of chicken. It's a forum equivelent of a mexican standoff... all staring at each other, wondering who is going to pull the trigger first, but all wanting to delay as long as possible...
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck
Replies: 893
Views: 19715

Re: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck

Gathering up some low points. I'm pretty far behind now...
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 7645
Views: 470093

Re: You must not say duck

Go away, you silly aquatic fowl!
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck
Replies: 893
Views: 19715

Re: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck

Hehee! This is amusing! The reversals! The reversals are glorious!
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0152: "Flood Death Valley"
Replies: 42
Views: 12131

Re: What-If 0152: "Flood Death Valley"

Hmm. My community always called them TLAs, ETLAs, and EETLAs (the last one being "Extended Expanded").
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

Here's something that may give you food for thought. All of the following are individual experiments, not a single combined one. "This sentence posesses the property of which I am looking for." Fail. Can you create a capable explanation? Fail. 'Zendo alpha snorlax the' are just some random...
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zendo-like game
Replies: 48
Views: 3015

Re: Zendo-like game

SirGabriel wrote:The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Fail, but close!

Lawrencelot wrote:A a a a a a a aa.

Only two things in the universe are infinite: the universe, and human stupidity.

Fail.
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck
Replies: 893
Views: 19715

Re: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck

Sigh.
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck
Replies: 893
Views: 19715

Re: You Must Decide Whether to Say Duck

You sure do have a lot of points, and you haven't even cashed in... I'm amazed your posts added up that high in a merely linear fashion. I suspect that the taboo-word-sayers will overtake us pretty quickly though. Although, given how quick they are to pull the trigger, it's possible that non-taboo-s...
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Forum Zendo [intra-xkcd-forum link]
Replies: 0
Views: 4161

Forum Zendo [intra-xkcd-forum link]

It occured to me that maybe I could have posted my Forum Zendo game to this forum instead of the Games forum. Regardless, maybe some puzzlers here that wouldn't normally go into the Games forum would be interested in my Zendo thread? http://fora.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=4091751 It's a puzzle, althou...
by Fieari
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trolley Problem
Replies: 344
Views: 50269

Re: Trolley Problem

The trolley problem tries to pride itself on asking a question that it doesn't necessarily ask... "what is the role of action vs passivity in morality". But the problem I have is that it's not just "an action", they actual type of action matters! Earlier in this thread, a number ...

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