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The Bistro Bottle GameHere it is: Last edited by Math Guy (20060201 11:52:34) #3 20060203 13:02:08
Re: The Bistro Bottle Gameprobably....if you listen to click and clack The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. Bertrand Russell #4 20060205 02:59:26
Re: The Bistro Bottle Gamehttp://www.nerur.com/puzzles/ #5 20060205 09:48:55
Re: The Bistro Bottle GameInteresting little website ... "Nerur" is in the same state that ganesh lives in (Tamil Nadu) ... must be an old map because it has "Madras" not "Chennai". "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #6 20060205 10:26:49
Re: The Bistro Bottle GameMaybe I didn't understand it properly, but do you have to place your bottle upright on every turn? #7 20060205 10:42:30
Re: The Bistro Bottle GameI'm sure I read this puzzle somewhere before, and I read the answer too, but I have completely forgotten it. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #8 20060207 13:28:01
Re: The Bistro Bottle GameIntuitively, if there is a limited amount of space, wouldn't it make sense to have your opponent always having to place his next bottle on a smaller area then you did on your turn? And like MathsIsFun suggested, you can take up more space by placing your bottles more spaced out to kind of "squeeze" your opponent off when the area left becomes quite small. #9 20060207 16:43:25
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And that ... I mean, wouldn't it ... as a ... if the ... aaarrgghhh! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #10 20060207 18:52:46
Re: The Bistro Bottle GameI've read for that kind of game, but not with bottles and table and with dominoes and chessboard. IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #11 20060207 18:57:33
Re: The Bistro Bottle GameFirst the first person puts a bottle in the middle. IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #12 20060207 19:28:50
Re: The Bistro Bottle GameDo you mean Origin Symmetry? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #13 20060207 19:31:42
Re: The Bistro Bottle GameI'll see... IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #14 20060207 19:32:54
Re: The Bistro Bottle Gameseeing... IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #15 20060207 19:34:04
Re: The Bistro Bottle Game...done. IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. #16 20060207 21:18:10
Re: The Bistro Bottle GameBrilliant! Whenever your opponent makes a move you are guaranteed of success (if the free surface has origin symmetry, and you ahve a steady hand) "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #17 20060208 07:52:17
Re: The Bistro Bottle GameGo second and put four bottles in a cross and then place your fifth upside down in the middle of all them. Boy let me tell you what: I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too. And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you. 