View Poll Results: If Chick contacts the AFLAC-Duck: What he's going to say?

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  • Let's meet in my limo at 4PM darlin'

    61 36.97%
  • Let me sleep on it first, Chicky

    13 7.88%
  • You? You low-class farmer chick... Scram!

    58 35.15%
  • Ha?..

    33 20.00%
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  1. #4761  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    I know... My hubby says that I can't keep my mouth shut even in my sleep
    LOL! Never boring or quiet, I bet!
  2. #4762  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    ACD’s company just produced a new product, the Treo 950, and it wanted to promote it across the country. ACD was asked to travel by car to each of the 48 contiguous U.S. states (no Alaska and Hawaii) to promote it. ACD was allowed to visit each state in whatever order he wanted to, but the company wanted him to start in Delaware, where the product was made.
    ACD must visit each state only once. He could not go back into a state he had already visited.
    Question: which state would be the last?
    So since when is ACD is not allowed to travel through Canada? In fact, he once mentioned he had been there, and as far as I know, US citizens are not confined to the US (yet? ).

    So forget about ending up in Maine. What you do is visit the states South of Delaware, then to the southwest, back through the Midwest, then leave the US through Michigan, drive to Maine via Canada, pick up the rest of the states northeast of Delaware, and come back home...
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  3. #4763  
    None since suicide is a cardinal sin, no monk would do that..
    and if they would, they would have looked in the mirror on the first day and did it then..
    Besides that the ones that got a mark know, since they got a mark (unless the others got a black mark or something.. but that is not stated in the puzzle.)
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  4. #4764  
    Quote Originally Posted by jpahl
    Little puzzle for you: A monastry is filled with lots of monks who meet only once a day at breakfast all of whom have a vow of silence (no chatty chicks then) which includes no writing or signing. A cardinal tell them (no vows there) that at least one of them has been infected by a disease that gives them a red mark on their head where they can't see (but others can). As the disease is so awful he tells them that if they have it they must kill themselves the day they discover they have it.

    On the fifth day a number of monks kill themselves. How many and why?
    I know the solution, but I did not find it myself, so I am not going to brag with it!

    In order to find the solution, one has to "know" that the disease is not contagious, meaning the number of monks who have the disease is fixed from the beginning. So if the solution is "10 monks" all ten show the spot from the first day, and no new spots on other monks appear later. The monks meet once a day, and each monk sees every other monk at that occaison, meaning he can see how many monks have the disease.

    Plus, one has to assume that these monks do commit suicide, even though the disease is not contagious...
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  5. #4765  
    Quote Originally Posted by jpahl
    "If you look at a clock and the time is 3.15, what is the angle between the hour and the minute hands?"
    Speaking about clocks, and hands: Here's my favourite puzzle. I posted it before in another thread, but I never got a straightforward, clear answer so far (beyond guesswork). A friend of mine, a mathematician, solved it via differential equations with the help of a computer, so I am still proud about my simple back-of-the-envelope solution with the same result... What's the equation, and why? PMs welcome...

    When Albert Einstein already was quite a famous Professor in Zurich, he got on a tram with a friend of his. The conductor, who liked brain-teasers, knew Einstein and asked him the following question: "How many times per day is it possible to exchange (mentally) the hour hand and the minute hand of a clock, and again get a possible alignment of the hands (an alignment that shows a feasible position of the hands)?"
    Einstein continued his ride on the tram and the discussion with his friend, but when they got off, he gave the conductor the correct answer, also telling him he would have to wait for the proof until the next day.

    So the question is: "How many times per day is it possible to exchange (mentally) the hour hand and the minute hand of a clock, and again get a possible alignment of the hands (an alignment that shows a feasible position of the hands)?"


    For instance, at 6 o'clock it would not be possible to exchange hands: long hand at 6 and short hand at 12 is not a feasible combination. At 12 sharp it obviously is possible, but also at many other times (more than 100). Have fun...
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  6. #4766  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    7.5 degrees?...
    Sounds cold, but I second it!
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  7. #4767  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    There are 3 guyz, ACD, Tulip and JP at 3 corners of a giant triangle. They randomly start walking towards a different corner. What is the probability that they don't collide (despite them being men...ha-ha)?
    From a biological point of view: No collision with close to 100% certainty. Because even if two of us start walking into the same direction, we would not collide... we're not blind, ya know?

    From a purely mathemaical point of view: 25%

    A, T, and J can each walk either clockwise or counterclockwise, so there are 2 times 2 times 2 = 8 combinations for the three. Only two of those combinations don't lead to collisions, that is when all three simultaneously walk clockwise or all three simultaneously walk counterclockwise, that's 2 out of 8 possibilities = 2/8 = 25 % chance for no collision.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  8. #4768  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    I remember this puzzle. I will have an answer to it on your desk when I become a monk....
    Let's make a deal: I PM you the solution, and in exchange you refrain from becoming a monk?
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  9. #4769  
    Somehow I get the feeling that jpahl's last word on the Einstein clock puzzle is not spoken yet...
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  10. #4770  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    There’s a pattern here: The day/night of the suicide directly corresponds to the number of marked monks. 5 marked monk = suicide day 5.
    The pattern sounds good so far... maybe you want to try the clock puzzle, the race is still open...!

    The math behind it isn't more difficult than the one for the 3:15/7.5 degree puzzle which you solved!
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  11. #4771  
    Quote Originally Posted by jpahl
    a prize?? - well I have a pair of grape coloured kiwi flavoured edible bikkies (and that took some finding, much research, blind tasting, colour samples etc etc) or of course a pad of butter and

    however there has a clulup noted been a hicup on the einstein question (its been a long day). The latest suggestion (in case anyone wants to put me out of my misery) is:
    - every 5.03 minutes the hands are in a suitable place (no, not what you are thinking )
    - ie 12 times per hour its suitable
    - or 144 per half day
    - but that includes duplicates
    - so its 144 per full day
    It is a cool puzzle... but the answer is not 144, neither per half nor per full day. It's not that you're miles away, though - certainly a good approximation.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  12. #4772  
    Quote Originally Posted by KypDurron
    Why do women fake orgasms?
    * - They think we care.
    I certainly care. Fake or real, it means if I'm done I can finally stop. To me, her having a fake one is just as special as her having a real one.
    ROOTING for WebOS makes me more sympathetic to Cubs fans.
  13. #4773  
    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    None since suicide is a cardinal sin, no monk would do that..
    So is child molestation. Maybe they were Catholic.
    ROOTING for WebOS makes me more sympathetic to Cubs fans.
  14. #4774  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    Hum… I think I’d rather become a monk….
    A Catholic monk?!?
    ROOTING for WebOS makes me more sympathetic to Cubs fans.
  15. #4775  
    Quote Originally Posted by jpahl
    Once more unto the breach dear friends....

    So the first hour has 12 solutions, the second (excluding that one in the first hour) has 11, the third 10 (2 already counted) etc so sum 12....1 is 78 hence 156
    Let's say you are still overjoyed by Ellen MacArthur's arrival today, beating the world record for single-handed round-the-world- non-stop sailing by more than a day... it's not 78 or 156 either.

    I've seen a report about MacArthur today, really remarkable - the boat really looks fantastic in motion, over the waves. I am sure at least one poster here has noted she's a woman who beat all the men... Apparently, there were only four single-handed non-stop round-the-world sailors so far, which shows how much she achieved. Interesting also to note that emails were one of her most important sources for motivation.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  16. #4776  
    Izzat U, Chick? I assume so, but it doesn't really look like your other pics.

    (But then again, your avatars always cause me eye strain! )
  17. #4777  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    OK, Ph.D.-Tulip, I am going a limb here. My guess is 286 times. It occurs once in every five-minute interval all day long, except for two. If I am correct then I will explain myself better next post. If I am wrong then I will continue trying
    What shall I say? On one hand - yes, 286 is the correct number - Congratulations!!! On the other hand - no, it does not occur in every five-minute intervall except for two. Let's say you get half of the prize, though, congrats for that anyway!

    OTOH, jpahl would probably say that in math, the way to the solution is more important that the solution itself, so I still consider the race open...

    jpahl, you were actually very close with your solution (and with the numbers, as you can see now).
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  18. #4778  
    I worry for the prospects of the underwear industry: In Virginia it is now illeagal to show your underwear above the trousers... US$50 fine if you do it anyway! Did Victoria's Secret stocks already plummet?


    Feb 8, 2005 5:49 am US/Pacific
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia House of Delegates has tentatively approved a bill to crack down on people who wear low-riding pants.

    Delegates approved a measure that would allow police to assess a $50 fine on anyone who exposes their underpants in a—quote -- “lewd or indecent manner.”

    Here's more.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  19. #4779  
    Quote Originally Posted by jpahl
    Ellen was fab - though I'm sure there've been more than 4 single handed non-stop round the world - the vende globe fleet is around twice that at least. But there's only been one other single handed round the world in a multi-hull - so kudos to ellen.
    True, there were more single-handed non-stop around the world, I missed the multi-hull part (or the journalist did). The first one was in 1969, also by a Brit (of course ). As MacArthur put it: "Some 1,800 people had climbed Everest, she said, 450 had been in space and 12 had walked on the moon. Only five people, however, had tried to race a multihull non-stop around the world and only one, Francis Joyon, had succeeded."

    I am not sure it is more difficult in a multi-hull, what's the point of it?
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)
  20. #4780  
    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    Half the prize? Even the best minds in the world arrive to the correct conclusion via experimental process. Fluke or not: I want the WHOLE prize or I am calling The Lawyer
    Bring her on, I fear not!

    There's a big difference between a solution which can be calculated and one that is found experimentally/by approximation. Approximation is ignoble for a mathematician (lucky I am not! ). Every mathematician or scientist will readily confirm that. No lawyer, no matter how pretty or competent, will be able to challenge that...

    On the other hand - you gave the number, that's what I asked for (my bad... ) - so ok, you win the prize. It's the weight in gold of all the bikinis and Victoria's Secret items I have received from you so far.

    Still, I would be disappointed if NOBODY is able to give the number including the correct way how to get there...
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” (Philip K. ****)

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