01-10-2013, 06:23 PM
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Any category, whatever you want. The person that gets it right first can then submit their challenge.



What was that honey? It was BAD! It had no fire, no energy, no nothing! So tomorrow from 5 to 7 will you PLEASE act like you have more than a two word vocabulary. It must be green.

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 01-11-2013, 12:48 PM
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 01-11-2013, 01:28 PM
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(01-11-2013, 12:48 PM)wingdo Wrote: Confused

Thumbup Tongue

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 01-12-2013, 08:34 AM
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Rubie Rod in The Fifth Element ?

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 01-12-2013, 08:36 AM
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Correct Eric. Thumbup Number_one

Now post your challenge and remember, no clues! Biggrin

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 01-12-2013, 08:41 AM
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I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, Like Tears in the rain. Time to die .

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 01-12-2013, 11:19 PM
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(01-12-2013, 08:41 AM)Nickadermis Wrote: I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, Like Tears in the rain. Time to die .

While I don't entirely understand this game, that is a quote from "Blade Runner."




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 01-13-2013, 03:04 AM
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That is correct ! Smile. Your turn :-)

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 01-13-2013, 03:17 AM
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There is a village where the barber shaves all those and only those who do not shave themselves. Who shaves the barber?

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 01-13-2013, 06:37 AM
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(01-13-2013, 03:17 AM)ben74 Wrote: There is a village where the barber shaves all those and only those who do not shave themselves. Who shaves the barber?

An example of Russel's Paradox ?

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 01-13-2013, 07:18 AM
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As long as he shaves himself outside of normal business hours then he's good. The barber cannot shave himself while wearing the barber hat but is fine to when he puts on his normal person with a life who isn't his profession hat. Winky

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 01-13-2013, 08:11 AM
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(01-13-2013, 03:17 AM)ben74 Wrote: There is a village where the barber shaves all those and only those who do not shave themselves. Who shaves the barber?

Nobody - the Barber's female.

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 01-13-2013, 08:12 AM
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(01-13-2013, 08:11 AM)ajc347 Wrote:
(01-13-2013, 03:17 AM)ben74 Wrote: There is a village where the barber shaves all those and only those who do not shave themselves. Who shaves the barber?

Nobody - the Barber's female.

& single! Laughing1

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 01-13-2013, 09:11 AM
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(01-13-2013, 06:37 AM)Nickadermis Wrote:
(01-13-2013, 03:17 AM)ben74 Wrote: There is a village where the barber shaves all those and only those who do not shave themselves. Who shaves the barber?

An example of Russel's Paradox ?

Eric is correct! Biggrin

If he only shaves those who DON'T shave themselves, how can he shave himself? He'd then be shaving someone who DOES shave himself.

This is one of Russell's paradoxes. It can not be answered logically. It does not permit a self-referential set.

If the barber shaves himself, then he does not shave only those who do not shave themselves. If he doesn't shave himself, he belongs to the set of people who do not shave themselves, resulting in a self-referential set. It becomes a case of the barber neither belonging inside the set nor outside it; although this statement seems contradictory, logically it is the only result which does not violate the premises presented in the paradox.

In short, the answer cannot be obtained from the information you're given.

Since he only shaves those who don't shave themselves, if he were to shave himself, he would then be shaving someone who does shave themselves, thus making that statement false.

Since it does not say that anyone else in town shaves another person, you cannot assume that someone else shaves the barber, nor does it say he has a beard or that anyone in town has a beard.

There is no logical answer, making it an unanswerable riddle.

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 01-13-2013, 09:24 AM
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Nice, I wasn't familiar with what it was called.

I look forward to Eric's next challenge.

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 01-13-2013, 09:34 AM
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I'm afraid that one caused me to dig WAY back into memory and wasn't really sure. I remember studying some form of Mathematical principles written by Bertrand at some time or another.

This one goes back a little ways too but not quite as far .


TANSTAAFL

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 01-13-2013, 11:08 AM
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(01-13-2013, 09:11 AM)ben74 Wrote: If he only shaves those who DON'T shave themselves, how can he shave himself? He'd then be shaving someone who DOES shave himself.

This is one of Russell's paradoxes. It can not be answered logically. It does not permit a self-referential set.

This very much reminds me of Schrödinger's Cat Paradox. This paradox is simply a "quantum thought experiment" and not one which was actually carried out.

The thought experiment came about from discussions / letters with Einstein, showing that something can be in two different states at once (Einstein used gun powder in a barrel if I recall).

The basic idea was that a cat was locked in a steel box with a geiger counter and some other equipment. The geiger counter has a 50/50 chance of having one radioactive atom decay over the course of an hour. *If* a radioactive atom decays, it activates a relay which releases a hammer which strikes a glass tube containing hydrocyanic acid which kills the cat. Since the cat is is a steel box, you can not see what happens. After one hour, either a radioactive atom decayed in the geiger counter which set about the chain of events which kills the cat, or nothing happened which means the cat is fine. Until you open the steel box up, the deduction is the cat is both dead and alive.

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 01-14-2013, 01:29 PM
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(01-13-2013, 09:34 AM)Nickadermis Wrote: I'm afraid that one caused me to dig WAY back into memory and wasn't really sure. I remember studying some form of Mathematical principles written by Bertrand at some time or another.

This one goes back a little ways too but not quite as far .


TANSTAAFL

There
Aint
No
Such
Thing
As
A
Free
Lunch
?

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 01-14-2013, 01:42 PM
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(01-14-2013, 01:29 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(01-13-2013, 09:34 AM)Nickadermis Wrote: I'm afraid that one caused me to dig WAY back into memory and wasn't really sure. I remember studying some form of Mathematical principles written by Bertrand at some time or another.

This one goes back a little ways too but not quite as far .


TANSTAAFL

There
Aint
No
Such
Thing
As
A
Free
Lunch
?

That is correct ! One of those things that has stuck with me a very long time Smile

Looking forward to your next challenge !

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 01-14-2013, 02:13 PM
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Name 3 consecutive days of the week WITHOUT using Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday.

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