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by TheSwaminator
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Unusual Cake Slicing
Replies: 84
Views: 20911

Re: Unusual Cake Slicing

Very interesting one. A question for clarification: Are we assuming that all the pieces must be connected? (i.e., if I divvied it up into 5 squares and 5 circles, could I claim 1 piece is a square + a circle?) I'd say all the pieces have to be 'in one piece'. Otherwise, you could use two pieces of ...
by TheSwaminator
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 206951

Re: Three princesses

My question works for both versions of the question. The Random sister would answer no, so I would ask the king/father to marry one of the others. Both the lying sister and the truthful sister would answer yes, so I would marry the sister in front of me. My question in two versions: The bad Version:...
by TheSwaminator
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Psychology Questions.
Replies: 11
Views: 2044

Re: Psychology Questions.

It seemed to me that the question was, "Why do people want to be creative?" That's what I answered in my last post. I do believe that true originality exists (most do), though most of the things I've seen that are dubbed "original," are in fact routine application of multiple met...
by TheSwaminator
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Psychology Questions.
Replies: 11
Views: 2044

Re: Psychology Questions.

It comes after a person first hears "x is bad. It's just a copy off of Y." Such as, "The Eragon series is just a rip off of the Harry Potter series. Their plots and main characters are so similar." (Said with disgust toward the author of the author of Eragon.) It could possibly c...
by TheSwaminator
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Who believes in the idea of a laminated house?
Replies: 32
Views: 3038

Re: Who believes in the idea of a laminated house?

I've decided to compile others thoughts and add some of my own. The static charge will make your hair fly and cause dust to stick to the walls, and when you hug someone there are little blue sparks. I imagine the room climate will be rather humid, too. The static charge would seem to be very bad. Al...
by TheSwaminator
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: I dare you to solve this.
Replies: 82
Views: 36111

Re:

it's the question about the barometer that threw me. doesn't a barometer measure atmospheric pressure only? Yeah, same here. I worked on an excel sheet. I had 12 correct answers, and of the last 8 questions (40 slots) I had 19 slots that couldn't be. I guessed the atmospheric question as c, and tes...
by TheSwaminator
Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Free Will?
Replies: 264
Views: 29832

Re: Free Will?

Ok guys, I haven't posted here for a while, and this thread has moved considerably. This is a quote from another thread Is it correct to say that Hitler caused the Holocaust? Is it correct to say that the people who carried out his orders caused it (after all, they had the choice to follow or not)? ...
by TheSwaminator
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Oracle [Solution]
Replies: 11
Views: 2168

Re: Oracle [Solution]

Hix's solution works (or at least I hope it does, since its mine as well :wink: ): The sequence "Is (W, B, Q) correct?" followed by "Remove a black pebble" leaves the number of black pebbles unchanged unless (W, B, Q) is correct, in which case you remove a single black pebble. M...
by TheSwaminator
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Oracle [Solution]
Replies: 11
Views: 2168

Re: Oracle [Solution]

I'm sorry, please disregard my next line: ************************************************!!!!!!!!! I just wrote a 2-3 page long answer, fully answering part 1, and somewhat answering part 2 and three.!!!! It got deleted. I'm most angered that I lost my equations and stuff. I will put my answer here...
by TheSwaminator
Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Value of a life
Replies: 91
Views: 6576

Re: Value of a life

How much would I pay? First of all, there are many people in the world that need more money to live. That means neither that I shouldn't give any money nor that I should give all my money. I am muslim, and Muslims are obligated to give 2.5% of their money to charity. If possible, I would give more, ...
by TheSwaminator
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Israel
Replies: 1040
Views: 95056

Re: Israel

Hello guys. This is my first post on this thread, but I read back through the last two pages, so I think I'm on topic. Here is a quote that I really think relates to this situation. No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.... any man's death d...
by TheSwaminator
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Free Will?
Replies: 264
Views: 29832

Re: Free Will?

Afromonkey, you've certainly given me a new perspective to think about, so I'm going to thank you for that. When I was concieved, what programming did I have? According to you I am programming. As for instincts and judgement, humans have both. Humans are conscious of themselves, and of their thought...
by TheSwaminator
Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Free Will?
Replies: 264
Views: 29832

Re: Free Will?

Ok, the presence of those evils could be his fault, I'll assume that. Now what are you going to do about it? Increase the evils, or decrease the evils? Suddenly, the question is immediately trebucheted back to the question of free will. The conclusion that those evils were God's fault depended on t...
by TheSwaminator
Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Free Will?
Replies: 264
Views: 29832

Re:

My post is pretty long. My apologies. (See my guilt arguement for free will later.) Also, I'm in the middle of revising and reorganizing it. I'm separating it into arguements. Recent Change: Definition of the onion, is in red. Okay, my infitine looop arguement. There are an infinite number of "...
by TheSwaminator
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Help me stop a alien invasion.
Replies: 57
Views: 11283

Re: Help me stop a alien invasion.

Guys, trenches won't work, because when they come, they could come anywhere. (they can land anywhere, right?) First, build forts that have thousands of layer, to protect as many humans as possible. Put food inside of it. (Enough for 12 weeks for 120% of the population) Next make misquito or birdlike...
by TheSwaminator
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Variation on the Monty Hall Conundrum
Replies: 16
Views: 2959

Re: Variation on the Monty Hall Conundrum

The pendulum keeps swinging between the wrong and the right answer. :wink: This one is small enough that we can test every probability Possibilities: Y Y N N Y N Y N Y N N Y N N Y Y N Y N Y N Y Y N You always choose the 4th door and open the 1st(doesn't really matter) 1st choice = 4th d...
by TheSwaminator
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Zombie attack
Replies: 10
Views: 3285

Re: Zombie attack

First 1 and 2 go then 1 comes back then 5 and 10 go 2 comes back 1 and 2 go 17 min total This is a fairly famous problem... Nice, but that is not the only answer 1 and 2 go 2 comes back 5 and 10 go 1 comes back 1 and 2 go It comes out to be the same thing, but different timing. What is important, i...
by TheSwaminator
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 424438

Re: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A

If you have brown eyes, you would see 100 blue-eyed people. And, to your misfortune, you would see all those blue-eyed people leave the day before you'd be able to logically deduce that you have blue eyes. :( At least, that's what I gather from it. Very true. Very good observation. With all of us &...
by TheSwaminator
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Answering Machine [solution thread]
Replies: 32
Views: 5019

Re: The Answering Machine [solution thread]

Everyvbody here is assuming that the machine just has to answer the question, not answer it correctly. It would be far cooler if the machine had to answer, and correctly. Then, you could control the entire universe. Example: Is the answer to this question the same as the answer to the question, &quo...
by TheSwaminator
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Rising voice inflection to indicate a question?
Replies: 68
Views: 16008

Re: Rising voice inflection to indicate a question

If you figure people are going to use inflection some way to indicate questioning, it's probably going to be either rising or falling, right? So 50/50 odds that any two languages will do the same thing, even if you assume they're completely independent. (And even related languages are far more like...
by TheSwaminator
Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [COSMOLOGY] A Question Regarding The Big Crunch And Entropy
Replies: 21
Views: 3333

Re: [COSMOLOGY] A Question Regarding The Big Crunch And Entropy

Very. And it only gets weirder the deeper you look into it. What is perhaps most weird is why there is any arrow of time at all given that, as currently understood, the laws of physics are perfectly time symmetrical. Doesn't that mean things should be able to escape black holes unharmed? I don't re...
by TheSwaminator
Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: His Dark Materials
Replies: 196
Views: 39658

Re: His Dark Materials

If, two hundred years from now, insipid upper-middle-class home decorators are still hanging Thomas Kinkaide paintings in their hallways, that doesn't make him a good artist. That just means he created extremely enduring crap. Exactly. Very very true. I really want to relate this to Chemistry, but ...
by TheSwaminator
Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 336
Views: 37468

Re: Ayn Rand

I'm sorry if I've gotten off topic from this discussion...
by TheSwaminator
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: AP Chemistry shirts
Replies: 6
Views: 2667

Re: AP Chemistry shirts

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by TheSwaminator
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Movie treatments of books (Merged: Bastardizing Books)
Replies: 174
Views: 25988

Re: Movie treatments of books

The Lord of the Rings movie
by TheSwaminator
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2414232

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi guys! I love math, science, language, AND Romance. Sounds odd, but math and science are just cool. I'm multilingual and I really love grammer. (But obviously not speeling...) Whoever put that in, I was expecting that, though I can't find my mistake. and Romance. It's just something that everybody...
by TheSwaminator
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 206951

Re: Three princesses

This is my explanation for my solution The Question: Is the answer to Q#1 different from the answer to Q#2? Q#1, Is the Random sister lying this turn(or now)? Q#2, If I asked the less truthful of the other two sisters Q#3 about you (pointing at you), would she always be allowed to an...
by TheSwaminator
Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 206951

Re: Three princesses

GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have the answer. I went to sleep yesterday trying to figure it out, and I have it now. SPOILER ALLERT!!!!!!!!! I would ask the question in one sentence, but it is two hard to understand it unless I break it up. This is the question I would ask: Is the answer to Q#1 different from...

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