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by Axidos
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')
Replies: 371
Views: 38038

Re: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')

Sam and Susan had heard many wonderful tales about the legendary Echo Caverns in Southwestern Virginia. They had heard that a couple could go there and yell into the caves late at night, and that the properties of the caverns would make the most perfect echoes. One night, they decided to go give it...
by Axidos
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')
Replies: 371
Views: 38038

Re: 169 puzzles (was 'mind trap')

quintopia wrote:What should Listo say?

Spoiler:
Listo, the leader of a band of assassins, was taken captive by an opposing kingdom. "Give your daggers," said one of the generals, "Or you are to be executed."

Noting the OR, he should say OK, and give them his daggers.
by Axidos
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Outsmarting the Genie
Replies: 257
Views: 25904

Re: Outsmarting the Genie

....wait, how did I lose? I've made wishes that don't result in any harm, physical or mental, and gained the ability to shoot lazers and make quarters disappear.... how did I not fullfill the rules? I still can't find an acceptable [not rediculus] wat to kill you from your wishes.... You have laser...
by Axidos
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Outsmarting the Genie
Replies: 257
Views: 25904

Re: Outsmarting the Genie

Moloch, you wished for him to become Hermann Hesse in a good healthy state. Would it be fair to say the Genie does not consider benevolence to be healthy, especially since it never did anything for him? Meanwhile, "losing any previous characteristics" doesn't mean he'll then gain Hermann H...
by Axidos
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Outsmarting the Genie
Replies: 257
Views: 25904

Re: Outsmarting the Genie

I never thought people would have to be reminded of these, but: 2. All three wishes must be used (this makes it more challenging, as if it wasn't nigh impossible already). 4. At least one of your wishes should be for something you actually want, as opposed to some structural device you're using to p...
by Axidos
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Rolling Cart
Replies: 46
Views: 6535

Re: The Rolling Cart

We are told that the two are related by Vcart = 2Vman , but when he jumps in the cart we have Vman = Vcart . Not true at all. We are also told the man's path is beside the cart's path. Let's assume they're infinite and parallel, and they are one metre apart. The cart begins 2 metres further back on...
by Axidos
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Outsmarting the Genie
Replies: 257
Views: 25904

Re: Outsmarting the Genie

I don't see the distinction (in practice). Giving the women unpleasant natures is adding more to the wish than was intended. In practice, "skewing" can take on any number of strange forms that should be able to accomplish essentially the same thing as an arbitrary addition to the wish. Al...
by Axidos
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Outsmarting the Genie
Replies: 257
Views: 25904

Re: Outsmarting the Genie

1. I wish that any and every wish you grant has to be told to me and i have to approve the way in which the wish is to be fulfilled. I considered this, but the easy way for the genie to subvert this is to alter your personality so that you would approve of any wish. But that's outside the scope of ...
by Axidos
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Outsmarting the Genie
Replies: 257
Views: 25904

Re: Outsmarting the Genie

I wish for whatever would be best for me. In whose opinion and by whose morals? This Genie might be particularly morbid and, so as to prevent you ever suffering, undoes your very existence. You never existed, so it's not like you realise you're missing out on anything. There's very little reasoning...

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