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by skeptical scientist
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Martian Dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 4486

A Martian Dilemma

A martian has two 1-grudflip beakers, one full of H 2 O, and another full of C 2 H 5 OH. It measures out a flisthp of H 2 O, and adds it to the beaker of C 2 H 5 OH, mixes it in, and then measures out a flisthp of the mixture and adds it to the beaker of H 2 O. The martian is not a chemist. What is ...
by skeptical scientist
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Melted Water Bottles
Replies: 18
Views: 6150

Melted Water Bottles

Two women are stranded on a deserted island with nothing except their clothing and a pair of plastic water bottles, one full, and one empty, both of which have become misshapen from lying in the sun. How can they divide the water evenly between them? --- Modified version: Two women are stranded on a...
by skeptical scientist
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Melted Water Bottles [solution thread]
Replies: 13
Views: 5843

Melted Water Bottles [solution thread]

Post solutions here!
(Puzzle Thread)
by skeptical scientist
Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 202499

I'm also so nerdy that I've written lists of reasons why theoretical CS is better than applied CS. So far: 6) Coders work with Oracle. Theoreticians work with oracles. 5) Your database is infinite and never crashes. 4) If nobody has figured out a way of doing something, you can start out by either a...
by skeptical scientist
Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 202499

I'm so nerdy that I post messages on the Flat Earth Society forums containing evidence that the Earth is, in fact, round.
by skeptical scientist
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Cheddar Gorge?
Replies: 1294
Views: 149073

primordial
by skeptical scientist
Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 686372

23/m
Grad student studying math.
Originally linked here from the Flat Earth Society forums.
by skeptical scientist
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Cheddar Gorge?
Replies: 1294
Views: 149073

the I'm a little confused about the rules. Does the sentence end at the first point where one could put a period to get a gramatically correct sentence, or does the sentence end only when there is no sensible extension? If the latter, couldn't the sentence always be extended? Or are we just trying ...
by skeptical scientist
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0123: "Centrifugal Force"
Replies: 91
Views: 43262

I'm new to the forum, so I thought I'd say 'hi'. I hope you don't mind thread necromancy... I'd like to present this thread as Exhibit A of why physics sucks and we should all stick to theoretical mathematics. Made any progress on that axiom of choice lately, Kira? I'm having some trouble with your ...

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