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Postby Single L » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:29 pm

irban wrote:
The Donator wrote:There is quite a bit more to this than you think. Think beyond simple geometry (hypotenuse, angles...) and i may give another hint if i dont see someone post the correct answer.

Then I looked up the answer on the internets


Please share :D
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Postby irban » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:35 pm

GDL4000 wrote:I'm lost, please explain for those of us that have trouble thinking outside the box. :lol:

If you give up on the missing dollar riddle, wikipedia has a good synapsis.
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Postby irban » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:37 pm

Neither of these is an outside the box answer, they are both mis-direction.
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Postby GDL17921 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:47 pm

yeah, I was talking about the triangles. The money one is easy to follow, and I've seen it before.

Hotel guest 1: $10
Hotel guest 2: $10
Hotel guest 3: $10
Bellhop $0
Hotel Clerk $0
Total $30

Afterwards

Hotel guest 1: $1
Hotel guest 2: $1
Hotel guest 3: $1
Bellhop: $2
Hotel Clerk $25
Total $30


The "riddle" does misdirect you with some classic east side math.

I looked up the triangle one, and I'm still confused.
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Postby irban » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:50 pm

Buzzznation wrote:"Julian Beever is an English artist who is famous for his art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. Its peculiarity? Beever gives his drawings an anamorphosis view, his images are drawn in such a way which gives them three dimensionality when viewing from the correct angle. It's amazing !!!"

I finally looked at these at home, blocked at work. These are cool as hell. I remember something like this from art history class...

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Postby irban » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:53 pm

porkchop wrote:Please share :D


Best explanation I found. Spoiler alert!!You can see it if you notice the relative point the middle of the two angled lines cross a square.
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Postby Single L » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:17 pm

irban wrote:
porkchop wrote:Please share :D


Best explanation I found. Spoiler alert!!You can see it if you notice the relative point the middle of the two angled lines cross a square.

Thanks ....... but myself and the two city engineers across the hall put our minds to it and figured it out. The engineers did math to figure it out, calculating everything possible. And myself, the map guy, made the pieces and solved if visually. Yes it's a Friday and we are City Employees ....... your tax dollars hard at work Gunnink (and Grant's Parents) :lol:
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Postby grodney » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:26 am

Pick a number between 1 and 1000, then scroll down.
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368 !!

Cool, huh?
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Postby Cydisc » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:43 am

grodney wrote:Pick a number between 1 and 1000, then scroll down.
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I had the Ace of Spades.
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Postby irban » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:16 am

Hmmm, maybe this belongs under the Assembly of Dust thread?

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Postby KVN » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:38 am

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Postby irban » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:01 pm

Love this thing... 2.5 ton, 19.5 feet long, 100 MPG, "its like turning on an electric motor, instant torque".

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I saw an interview with the guy running this project. He explained that the high weight is actually an advantage for generating electricity. Also, the batteries have so much capacity, you could conceivably drive around all day, come home and plug your house into the car. Sweet concept.
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Postby Nick Strut » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:16 pm

grodney wrote:Pick a number between 1 and 1000, then scroll down.
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368 !!

Cool, huh?
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Postby irban » Mon May 11, 2009 12:25 pm

Kind of cool....try typing in Animal Collective.

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Postby IHearChains » Thu May 14, 2009 10:42 am

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