"2+2=5" - February 28, 2020

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Re: "2+2=5" - February 28, 2020

#161

Post by Geoduck » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:44 pm

Just finished the grid and nothing is popping out immediately.

I'll try to get to it tomorrow. Sadly, I may not get this one, since I have a lot on my plate tomorrow.

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#162

Post by Bird Lives » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:33 pm

As the old Chinese restaurant joke goes, disregard previous cookie. I'm on dry land at last, having extricated myself from the rabbit hole marked "Central Limit Theorem," though that would have been a great meta.

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#163

Post by sharkicicles » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:20 pm

Bird Lives wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:33 pm
As the old Chinese restaurant joke goes, disregard previous cookie. I'm on dry land at last, having extricated myself from the rabbit hole marked "Central Limit Theorem," though that would have been a great meta.
Or a great band name.

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#164

Post by Softie » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:42 am

I am lost at sea. I majored in math but this one has me stumped

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#165

Post by Geezer Weezer » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:12 am

Surf's up. I'm riding the wave in.

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#166

Post by grwinski » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:30 am

Well, it took three nights of 'sleep on it', but we finally got it. Finally ashore!!

Rita and George

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#167

Post by Dennis » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:47 am

Well, it is almost Sunday afternoon and I have been seeing something for two days without any progress to the next step. So, still aboard.

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#168

Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:49 am

Good Sunday morning muggles

Muggles are stumbling to the ship's bar and the shore bit by bit.

and we have our latest muggle = LaPetiteFlora. Maybe she can help MaineMarge with the ship's garden the weeks when she does not make it to shore. Either way we give a warm welcome to LaPetiteFlora

We have 11 muggles on the ship and 97 on the shore

New to the ship's bar are Janet P
jhcogan
Susan G
Softie
Geoduck

And making their way to shore (or in some cases they were there all along)
tim1217
IMOnToo
MajorDomoTom
DBMiller
DrTom
MaineMarge
LaPetiteFlora
Jud
Libbypibby
phofer
BirdLives
Bulls****
Rita and George

Good luck to all making it to shore and winning the mug
Bob Stevens
Cruise Director

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#169

Post by grwinski » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:53 am

Tom Shea wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:28 pm
At first I was thinking - you know - math is hard. Then my second cup of coffee gave me the idea to stop using Laplace Transforms.

On shore. Martini time, then the Hilton Hawaiian fireworks.
We abandoned Laplace as well, and thought about using Maxwell's equations, and finally completed with Boolean algebra!

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Post by Jeanrosz » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:55 am

Feb 29 has passed .. Im glad... 2nd anniversary (8 yrs) Since lightning struck my house! Thank god we’re we’re 8 hours away on vacation.. I’d have been bacon! Neighbors emailed us that house was on fire..school bus driver called it in. 5 months to rebuild but glad to get out of hotel after that.. love this forum and the weekly contests!

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#171

Post by Bird Lives » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:19 pm

grwinski wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:53 am
We abandoned Laplace as well, and thought about using Maxwell's equations, and finally completed with Boolean algebra!
Boolean algebra -- isn't thatwhat they teach at Yale?

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#172

Post by Memay131 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:38 pm

On shore, hoping for another Michigan (Midland this time!) muggle win

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#173

Post by Inca » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:47 pm

Just to add to the tally: D&D

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#174

Post by Commodore » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:54 pm

Pardon me, Isaac, for my tardiness. Was topside and caught up in a game they call "Shuffleboard". Fascinating.

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#175

Post by NuYear68 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:02 pm

Getting to know Isaac very well these last few days and see no way off of this ship yet. Enlisting my sixth grader for help.

-Paul

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#176

Post by MajordomoTom » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:07 pm

s/he has heard this word before, good call
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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#177

Post by MajordomoTom » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:10 pm

Newton and Liebniz
aren't needed to solve this week's
math meta puzzle
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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#178

Post by NuYear68 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:13 pm

Nice to have known ya, Issac, but my son and I have found the shore!

- Paul

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#179

Post by diplomatt » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:59 pm

I reached shore Friday night!

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#180

Post by Tom Shea » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:06 pm

I had the square root of -1 in my answer, but my wife told me to get real, so i abandoned that rabbit hole.
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