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## #26 2012-03-28 21:42:02

bob bundy
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### Re: The Professors Test

Just as well I didn't give you my really hard puzzle then!

he he!

Bob

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## #27 2012-03-28 21:44:23

bob bundy
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### Re: The Professors Test

Perhaps you should post your answer to part a, just in case you haven't got that quite right.

Bob

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## #28 2012-03-29 06:35:15

wintersolstice
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### Re: The Professors Test

bob bundy wrote:

hi wintersolstice and anonimnystefy

Did you mean:

A says None of us is lying. B says Only two of us are lying. C says Only one of us is lying. D says all of us are lying.

The truth table below shows there is no solution to this.

The middle code must have 84 characters if it is to work.  A quick count suggests there are less.  But some spaces are double.  Your problem is to work out which.

Bob

anonimnystefy wrote:

I also must note that if we add the third person saying that they are all lying then the puzzle turns into a paradox.

I see what you mean

I figured out where the paradox is now

bob bundy wrote:

I think I need to re-do the liars puzzle completely.  Sorry about that.

Last edited by wintersolstice (2012-03-29 06:37:58)

Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band?
To get to the other ...um...!!!

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## #29 2012-03-29 07:42:46

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### Re: The Professors Test

hi bob

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #30 2012-03-29 07:46:19

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### Re: The Professors Test

OK, Stefy; that's what you should have.

So is your first word down

??

Bob

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## #31 2012-03-29 08:11:43

wintersolstice
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### Re: The Professors Test

I thought this might be better in a new post

Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band?
To get to the other ...um...!!!

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## #32 2012-03-29 08:44:49

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### Re: The Professors Test

hi bob

hi ws

yes that might be possible.but i didn't understand anything of your post.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-03-29 08:46:48)

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #33 2012-03-29 18:58:56

bob bundy
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### Re: The Professors Test

8b correct!

yes that might be possible.but i didn't understand anything of your post.

Thanks, I thought it was just me.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #34 2012-03-29 22:03:17

anonimnystefy
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### Re: The Professors Test

Hi bob

your hint and the letter Q in the puzzle helped me a lot.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #35 2012-03-30 01:54:19

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### Re: The Professors Test

Hi bob

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #36 2012-03-30 02:02:43

bob bundy
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### Re: The Professors Test

hi Stefy,

Yes, that is correct!

I seem to remember, there's the ice cube still to complete.  You were close before.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #37 2012-03-30 02:26:01

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### Re: The Professors Test

Hi

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-03-30 09:19:59)

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #38 2012-03-30 09:11:53

bob bundy
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### Re: The Professors Test

hi,

that seems to be it, but check your wording.  You are contradicting yourself.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #39 2012-03-30 09:20:33

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### Re: The Professors Test

Hi bob

I edited my post.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #40 2012-03-30 09:49:38

bob bundy
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### Re: The Professors Test

Excellent!

You have done well!

The Professor sends his congratulations and this gold star.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #41 2012-03-30 10:40:35

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### Re: The Professors Test

Thanks! These were some nice problems! Especially the code!

Here's one for you:

Og upi gohitrf yjod piy,yjrm vpmhtsyd pm zu dofr!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #42 2012-03-30 13:23:17

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### Re: The Professors Test

Hi anonimnystefy,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #43 2012-03-30 13:49:26

anonimnystefy
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Hi phro

I don't think so.You just do trial and error method.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #44 2012-04-10 14:42:06

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### Re: The Professors Test

Hi bob

Have you solved the code from #41?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #45 2012-04-10 19:12:30

bob bundy
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### Re: The Professors Test

No.  I'm stuck.  I'll have another look.  No hint yet please.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #46 2012-04-10 19:13:20

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### Re: The Professors Test

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #47 2012-04-14 23:20:37

bob bundy
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Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #48 2012-04-15 00:27:52

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Correct! Good work! What is that link for?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #49 2012-04-15 03:34:37

bob bundy
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### Re: The Professors Test

Well did you follow it?  It's a clue to how I did it.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #50 2012-04-15 03:49:01

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### Re: The Professors Test

Ok,I will look at it when I have more time.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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