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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Just as well I didn't give you my **really hard** puzzle then!

he he!

Bob

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Perhaps you should post your answer to part a, just in case you haven't got that quite right.

Bob

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

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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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OK, Stefy; that's what you should have.

So is your first word down

??

Bob

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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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8b correct!

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

Thanks, I thought it was just me.

Bob

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi bob

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Stefy,

Yes, that is correct!

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

Bob

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi

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

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi,

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

Bob

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi bob

I edited my post.

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Excellent!

You have done well!

The Professor sends his congratulations and this gold star.

Bob

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Thanks! These were some nice problems! Especially the code!

Here's one for you:

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

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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi phro

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

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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi bob

Have you solved the code from #41?

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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No. I'm stuck. I'll have another look. No hint yet please.

Bob

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Ok. Take your time.

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Correct! Good work! What is that link for?

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Well did you follow it? It's a clue to how I did it.

Bob

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Ok,I will look at it when I have more time.

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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