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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Wait a few seconds for the picture to change, and you'll see a different number of men in the two pics.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Yes, I see it. What do I do next?

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**Mrwhy****Member**- Registered: 2012-07-02
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You try to explain where, when and how the "extra man" got in

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Sorry...got too excited about the fact that the gif worked and forgot to ask my question, which is:

How, just by swapping the top-left segment with the top-right, does the number of men in the picture change?

"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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not know how but the guy in the top row second from the left appears and disappears. He might be an alien.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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"Beam me up, Scotty!"

"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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi phrontister

Nice picture. Did you make it?

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bob,

That's a snapshot of my cousins at a family get-together. As you know, bobbym and I are related and you can even see him there, dropping in from time to time. He only hangs around for about 13 seconds before he's off again.............and back again.............and off again...

And yes, that is the correct answer/explanation.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

As you know, bobbym and I are related

There are many who would wish that were true. That they too could be related to me. But sadly for the human condition my bloodline is rather sparsely spread.

Anyway, I will soon be making a trip to the Pacific. There I will board a whaling schooner. Like the great Humphrey Van Weyden I shall make my way to ancient and foreign lands, clubbing seals as I go. The "Land of Tomorrow," will be my final port of call.

Then I will trek across the great continent known as Australia, asking everyone I meet if they know the legendary phrontister. Thusly, I shall track down my cousin m.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Can one outside the dimension of "tomorrow" ever set foot on that 'tomorrow-land' and meet up with one of its residents who is always a day ahead of the rest? If so, I'll look forward to our meeting and have a deluxe wheelchair and shock-absorber crutches ready.

*Last edited by phrontister (2013-05-23 03:04:33)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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At 27 what do you need with crutches and wheelchairs? Why when I was your age I was literally jumping over trees.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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28. I've aged a year since 27. Creaking already! (shouldn't have run that marathon, I guess)

That would be 'dwarf Bonsai trees'.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, but they are very prickly if you do not clear them. Also, there is the danger of overconfidence. People see a little Bonsai tree and think they will automatically hurdle over it. Those are the ones who end up dead from a prickly Bonsai tree.

A marathon?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Yes...once around the house chasing Tulip.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Your magnificent dog... I will get one as soon as I get to Florida.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Check out the weather warnings before you go! That was a terrible disaster there on Monday!!!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Thanks, it will not be for awhile.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby,

phrontister wrote:

28. I've aged a year since 27.

Overnight I aged 3.7037037037%. No wonder I creaked on my birthday!

If I'd turned 38 I would only have aged 2.7027027027%, so the older you are the less noticeable the effect...for more reason than one!

By what percentage did you age at your last birthday, Bobby? (to 10 decimal places)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Did you just have a Birthday?

Sorry, if I reveal that everyone would know my age.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why not make a puzzle to get that percentage? Or a combinatorics problem.

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It would be difficult to create such a puzzle that some people could not solve.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

Did you just have a Birthday?

No...I turned 28 a while back.

Sorry, if I reveal that everyone would know my age.

I was hoping you'd read my question in your sleep. Or do you sleep with one eye open?

How about just to 2 decimal places, then?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, I just had a member tell me he eats heads. When I mentioned that mine was sharpened, he said he would just eat my ears then. I am sorry that I told everyone I am from Vegas.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**barbie19022002****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-24
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then from where are you, Bobbym?

Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?

Why is T called island letter?

think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am from Manchuria. A little town high in the Himalayas. Where are you from?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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