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by Jeff_UK
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7111
Views: 517876

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Have a piece of paper on my desk that's supposed to have been turned into a specification, but I just can't get the energy to get it done (things keep getting in the way) .. I wish I could say 'goodbye' to it!

As you've started us off into the realm of metaphysics, I'm going to ask for a brick
by Jeff_UK
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7111
Views: 517876

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

SirGabriel wrote:A church?


Nope, I think would be able to see one from here in winter, but in summer the tree leaves get in the way.

I do have a receipt from the Vatican Museum...

A 3D Pyramid (Any base accepted)
by Jeff_UK
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 6479

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

somitomi wrote:So what is Machine Learning?


Making computers work out what things to make computers do.

Obviously
by Jeff_UK
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 6479

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Computer Science: Making computers Programming : Making computers do things. Human Computer Interaction: Helping people do things with computers Database Theory : Helping lots of people do lots of things with computers at the same time Cyber Security : Stopping people doing things with computers Dig...
by Jeff_UK
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Stock Redistribution
Replies: 10
Views: 3169

Re: Stock Redistribution

Xias has the correct answer. I ended up brute forcing it overnight with an i7 to prove to myself a) it was correct and b) as if I needed telling, my Excel skills are rubbish. I shall continue to infuse PeteP's answer and try and learn a few new things in Excel. Thank you all for your input. The Fre...
by Jeff_UK
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 216217

Re: Mornington Crescent

I take the Schrödinger line, and go to both Edgware Road stations at the same time.
by Jeff_UK
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1164
Views: 54165

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 990 contains the space Vehicle Assembly Building for the XKCD Space Agency. Unfortunately it's the same height as every other floor, so they haven't got very far.
by Jeff_UK
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Some help me with Calculation of impact speed please
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: Some help me with Calculation of impact speed please

Thanks for that, I guess this is where I wish I'd taken mechanics instead of statistics! I'm looking for something to help with the last 10-15 meters of a powered landing. So changes in gravity will be trivial (except on very very small bodies, but in that case gravity will be trivial anyway.) Good ...
by Jeff_UK
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Some help me with Calculation of impact speed please
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Some help me with Calculation of impact speed please

Hello! I'm making a kerbal space program accessory, and need help with a calculation please. I need to find the impact velocity. I know the vertical altitude VAlt, vertical velocity VV and vertical acceleration Va.. how do I calculate the expected VV when VAlt = 0 assuming Va remains constant. I'm s...
by Jeff_UK
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three words, one solution
Replies: 53
Views: 5163

Re: Three words, one solution

gewoonm wrote:Awesome Jeff! That's the answer, very eloquently put!

Next:

4:Moon Venus Mars


hmmm..
Spoiler:
is it celestial bodies smaller than Earth?
by Jeff_UK
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three words, one solution
Replies: 53
Views: 5163

Re: Three words, one solution

Spoiler:
All will be typed with only the left hand if you're typing 'properly' on a QWERTY Keyboard
by Jeff_UK
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1164
Views: 54165

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 973 contains a shrine to Al-Biruni the 10th century mathematician and astronomer. The known universe orbits this floor.
by Jeff_UK
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1164
Views: 54165

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 937 holds several shelves of rusty old home PCs, with a few wizened old men wandering around plugging in floppy disks. No-one's quite sure how , but they appear to be controlled by a series of flags, lights, and bells on the walls.

The sign for this floor just says "The Cloud"
by Jeff_UK
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Trolley Problem: This time it's a problem..
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Re: Trolley Problem: This time it's a problem..

I run the trolley over the abstract concept of my perfectly mastering chess. Chess is a solved problem, Go, not so much.

There are two tracks, one is being crossed by two men carrying a large piece of glass, the other leads through a puddle of tar into a barn full of chickens. Which do you choose?
by Jeff_UK
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Trolley Problem: This time it's a problem..
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Re: Trolley Problem: This time it's a problem..

If someone had a nuke strapped to a trolley aimed at my home country I would try and poison them. So I'm assuming the ratio of poisoned to grape is 1:0. No Contest. Nuke'm high! There are two slits tunnels with a person tied in each, and one photon trolley, and a track-switch activated by the decay ...
by Jeff_UK
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Trolley Problem: This time it's a problem..
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Re: Trolley Problem: This time it's a problem..

As you forgot to ask a question for the next poster, I choose to send the trolley toward WhizzBang. A trolley is rolling down a track, you can send the trolley into one of three doors, behind on of the doors is a goat, behind the other two are people. After you pick a door, I show you that one of th...
by Jeff_UK
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 216217

Re: Mornington Crescent

I take a Day Travel Card. which says

"Tube Driver Strike, Move directly to Elephant & Castle do not pass Leicester Square, collect £48,000 a year but moan about it anyway"
by Jeff_UK
Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1164
Views: 54165

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 881 is a perfect replica of the Mornington Crescent tube station in London, including platforms, trains, pigeons and confused Radio hosts.
by Jeff_UK
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 216217

Re: Mornington Crescent

Cuthbert's Gambit? very clever, but you're forgetting the new night tube ruleset. Annex 17b of the Rothchild rulebook clearly allows me to cut-off your Northern Line escape with a double Oyster around the Circle line bisected by a Sunday Closure on the Central Line. Landing myself neatly on Marble A...
by Jeff_UK
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 216217

Re: Mornington Crescent

Using Vieta jumping...*mumbles*... and so, we introduce the node L as another possible solution. Using combinatorial game theory, the Diophantine equation *mumbles*... move the bishop to g4. Hence Using combinatorial game the node L as a solution. Using combinatorial game theory, the bishop to g4. H...
by Jeff_UK
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 216217

Re: Mornington Crescent

The oracle proclaims Tube and a very limited services will need to use their journeys. Customers are advised to use their journeys. No Hammersmith & City line services will run to help Londoners get around. Buses do not accept cash, so customers are expected to allow more times, and may be subje...
by Jeff_UK
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7111
Views: 517876

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

oops.
by Jeff_UK
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7111
Views: 517876

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Heat shrink tubing.
Yep, do you need Red or Black?

Some sort of `archaic`digital storage device.
by Jeff_UK
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 216217

Re: Mornington Crescent

Flip a coin... it comes up Finsbury Park
by Jeff_UK
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 216217

Re: Mornington Crescent

As the UK has just crossed the Medals Threshold in the MC Rulenbook (V3. Section 4, Para 19-27) I'm playing the Paralympics defense. This allows me to take any wheel-chair accessible station, rotate it about it's closest northern line node and multiply the resulting vector by the average footfall pe...
by Jeff_UK
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 60897

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

Actually, an indication of the scale on the graphs in the 'limits of this data' section would go a long way to understanding how 'special' the current spike is likely to be (i.e. 'always label your damn axes Randall' http://xkcd.com/833/) What... what are you talking about? The axes are labelled. T...
by Jeff_UK
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 60897

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

As I am being faintly critical of something relating to climate change, I feel I have to preface this with "I am not a climate change denying nutcase" However, I am a pedant, and a nit-picker.. We all know, that the correct way to put the problem of time scales forward is to smooth presen...
by Jeff_UK
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 1515
Views: 104821

Re: One Letter Word Game

learned
by Jeff_UK
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1164
Views: 54165

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 24:

The elevator door opens onto an endless desert, sand-worms attack anyone who tries to enter.
by Jeff_UK
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd Skyscraper
Replies: 1164
Views: 54165

Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Floor 10: The entire floor is empty; except for a pedestal with a bullet made from neutron-star material in the centre. There are scuff marks between the elevator and the pedestal, and the bullet is coated in a greasy red substance.
by Jeff_UK
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 1515
Views: 104821

Re: One Letter Word Game

loaner
by Jeff_UK
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Thread 2
Replies: 94
Views: 3835

Re: Thread 2

I really do appreciate that...
by Jeff_UK
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Thread 1
Replies: 102
Views: 4348

Re: Thread 1

Thanks, I shall take great pride in fulfilling my responsibilities
by Jeff_UK
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25529
Views: 1767809

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted Moxietm is now a South African trade mark for fertilizer, you have a lifetime supply

I wish that Thread 1 and Thread 2 are together :)
by Jeff_UK
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Choose the Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Choose the Adventure

The neighbours, seeing what happened, call the police (who arrive suspiciously quickly) and start arresting any witnesses in the name of 'national security' project 77-1E.OF, granting the government permission to hide all evidence of alien invasion. Suddenly, a loud whining noise draws the attention...
by Jeff_UK
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Choose the Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Choose the Adventure

The neighbours, seeing what happened, call the police (who arrive suspiciously quickly) and start arresting any witnesses in the name of 'national security' project 77-1E.OF, granting the government permission to hide all evidence of alien invasion. Suddenly, a loud whining noise draws the attention...
by Jeff_UK
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 7689
Views: 524369

Re: You must not say duck

You're just bumping this thread to aid in your evil campaign to separate Thread 1 and Thread 2 aren't you. Well DUCK there you've made me do it .
by Jeff_UK
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Choose the Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Choose the Adventure

They both sink into the ground to find a painful death from being crushed by rocks. The neighbours, seeing what happened, call the police who arrive suspiciously quickly and ...efficiently set up a safety cordon around the sinkhole ...start arresting any witnesses in the name of 'national security' ...
by Jeff_UK
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Thread 2
Replies: 94
Views: 3835

Re: Thread 2

Attractors for the win! This is rather easy, unless I'm missing something?
by Jeff_UK
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Thread 1
Replies: 102
Views: 4348

Re: Thread 1

So, I'm an Attractor, right?

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