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Epistemology
Guest

thanks, that helped tons. Now I have the three clue boxes

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:22 pm
urthstripe
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Joined: 31 Aug 2004
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Maybe you can figure out how to get the final answer, because I have no clue...
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:07 pm
Epistemology
Guest

I've been trying for a while now but with no success. All I can gather is that you have to try and answer the question

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:13 pm
jkm
Guest

recursion puzzle

To find the final solution, note that the message at the top of the page says "Nevertheless, not all recurrence relations can be solved with the use of the master theorem..."

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:03 pm
Rogi Ocnorb
I Have 100 Cats and Smell of Wee

Joined: 01 Sep 2005
Posts: 4259
Location: Where the cheese is free.

Yep. That's what it says. Means no more to me after reading it 200 times than it did the first time. I feel like I missed a day of class.
Wish I had some clue as to a path to attempt. But, I don't see any viable connections to try; So, it's just lots of fruitless guesswork.
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:50 am
Delusional
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Rogi Ocnorb wrote:

Hint:
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Descartes takes a walk.

Holy fuck, what is that supposed to mean. Sorry I hit a wall with this one, the hint is appreciated Rogi, it just has me even more confused.

Could you possibly point me in the direction of what on the (recursion) page is a hint for what to do with the coordinate box? Is it the "Recursive: adj. see recursive" box?

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:39 pm
Rogi Ocnorb
I Have 100 Cats and Smell of Wee

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Location: Where the cheese is free.

Delusional,
You've been PM'd.

I agree that intuition didn't help much for what I have been able to figure out, so far. I'm sure mileage varies, though.
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:05 pm
makami
Guest

I'm also stuck...

Rogi, would you consider posting your expounding publicly, perhaps under the spoiler cut? I've been quietly lurking, hoping for a hint on this one, too. I spent hours trying various things, and just randomly clicking, and nothing has worked. I think my brain is stuck in the wrong track, and I've been hoping that someone here will drop a hint that will shake me out of it.

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:21 pm
Epistemology
Guest

Delusional wrote:
Rogi Ocnorb wrote:

Hint:
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Descartes takes a walk.

Holy fuck, what is that supposed to mean. Sorry I hit a wall with this one, the hint is appreciated Rogi, it just has me even more confused.

Could you possibly point me in the direction of what on the (recursion) page is a hint for what to do with the coordinate box? Is it the "Recursive: adj. see recursive" box?

I lol'd.

What puts me off the most is that the answer is probably a common word or phrase that doesn't require outside knowledge of computer science or the like.

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:22 pm
Rogi Ocnorb
I Have 100 Cats and Smell of Wee

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Posts: 4259
Location: Where the cheese is free.

Re: I'm also stuck...

 makami wrote: Rogi, would you consider posting your expounding publicly, perhaps under the spoiler cut? I've been quietly lurking, hoping for a hint on this one, too. I spent hours trying various things, and just randomly clicking, and nothing has worked. I think my brain is stuck in the wrong track, and I've been hoping that someone here will drop a hint that will shake me out of it.

About the only thing we have to go on is the grid and that getting something out of it would probably require an input source with an even number of variables.
The trick is
a) Figuring out an order to enter the variables
b) Figuring out a source and order to collect the variables

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Descartes was known as a philosopher ("Cogito ergo sum.", et.al.) and a mathemetician. Figure out how one of his math contributions might be usable for "a" and assume for "b" that his "walk" is taking him from his native, France, eastward, to Germany. I wasted a ton of effort trying to make "b" more involved than it needed to be.

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:23 pm
Shometsu
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Joined: 30 Mar 2011
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Re: I'm also stuck...

Rogi Ocnorb wrote:
 makami wrote: Rogi, would you consider posting your expounding publicly, perhaps under the spoiler cut? I've been quietly lurking, hoping for a hint on this one, too. I spent hours trying various things, and just randomly clicking, and nothing has worked. I think my brain is stuck in the wrong track, and I've been hoping that someone here will drop a hint that will shake me out of it.

About the only thing we have to go on is the grid and that getting something out of it would probably require an input source with an even number of variables.
The trick is
a) Figuring out an order to enter the variables
b) Figuring out a source and order to collect the variables

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Descartes was known as a philosopher ("Cogito ergo sum.", et.al.) and a mathemetician. Figure out how one of his math contributions might be usable for "a" and assume for "b" that his "walk" is taking him from his native, France, eastward, to Germany. I wasted a ton of effort trying to make "b" more involved than it needed to be.

Did all this and TONS of research pretty sure I'm off topic but I am super lost at the grid thing, all i get from descartes is law of signs and i think therefore i am

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:30 pm
Rogi Ocnorb
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Re: I'm also stuck...

 Shometsu wrote: Did all this and TONS of research pretty sure I'm off topic but I am super lost at the grid thing, all i get from descartes is law of signs and i think therefore i am

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): "of or relating to the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes"

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:47 pm
makami
Guest

Okay, so what I took from your original Descartes hint was:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): that you were referring to a Cartesian grid. But what I'm stuck on is the "walk" part... what on earth to use for x and y as inputs.

Is there something on the page that clued you in? A specific thing to focus on? It's very frustrating, because I solved all the other seals pretty quickly, and I've spent days thinking about this one. Either I'm stupid, or M's and my brain are completely incompatible here. (Or both!)[/list][/spoiler]

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:36 pm
jkm
Guest

recursion puzzle
overepro locally

Makami, regarding what to use as inputs:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Notice that on the right side of the page there is a box with "Recursion adj see recursion" in it. When you click on letters in the grid they appear in another box below the first one. This suggests that they are related somehow.

Furthermore,
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): there are 24 letters in the first box, but you can only enter 12 letters into the 2nd box before it goes blank. This is significant.
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:09 pm
jkm
Guest

Woah, the "Different" theorem is really hard. I can't believe a hundred people have solved it already!

I used an image-lookup site to find the images I didn't recognize.
http://www.tineye.com

I think I know what all the differences are in the images, but I can't figure out the solution.

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:47 pm
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