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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:14 am 
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I once saw a percentage on that. somewhere around 95 percent of people cannot lick their elbows.
But 96.4138% of statistics are just random numbers made up on the spot. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:34 am 
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Soup is a drinky food.

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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:04 am 
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What's a giant oak tree doing growing through my floor?

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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:03 pm 
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Someone just emailed me a pic of this awesomesauce sculpture:
http://i.imgur.com/iACtl.jpg

(Would put the whole image there but its ginormous)

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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:58 pm 
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I miss posting random puzzle designs that would make cool puzzles.


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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:37 pm 
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Ender Delphiki wrote:
Soup is a drinky food.


Marshmallow Cocoa is a foody drink.

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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:09 am 
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In Star Wars IV "A New Hope" Han Solo asks Obi Wan: "Never heard of the Milenium Falcon old man?! It's the ship that made the Kessel-run in less than 12 parsecs."
A parsec is a measurement for distance, not time. By saying this he aparently less praised his ship, but actually his skills in flying the shortest route for this race. He is more surprised about the fact that Obi Wan and Luke don't know the tails told about his skills than the actual ship.

Also I need a good showcase for my cubes. There is not a single showcase in the world that perfectly fits cubes is there? My collection is about 40 pieces and I would like a showcase that hangs on the wall rather than standing and where the cubes are all lined up in groups. I need about 1m * 0,2m * 1,2m (L W B). It needs 7 layers. I can only find showcases that are way to small or only 14 cm wide, so that a teraminx already doesn't really fit in anymore (gotta subtract the material of the showcase from the measurements)...
It's driving me nuts.
The best I could find is this: http://www.v-1.de/Wandvitrinen/Wandvitr ... sirio.html
SR9923 Wandvitrine.
780 € ?! no way.

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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:06 pm 
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I like looking back at old posts.

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15226

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8444&p=117902#p117902

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16333&hilit=pillowing+puzzles


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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:39 pm 
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Muffet wrote:


From that thread: (circa 2008)

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Enjoy these times because it's going to be difficult to top them.


Think about how earth shattering a puzzle the teraminx was just three years ago. Now, it's been mass-produced for over a year. Think about how much this community has grown, how many brilliant ideas have been made real. This forum really is something special.

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2x2 1.xx (2.88)
3x3 11.xx (15.81)
4x4 1:18.26 (1:24.63)
5x5 (3:00.02)
6x6 4:26.05 (6:34.68)
7x7 6:38.74 (9:48.81)
OH (35.63)

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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:41 am 
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Kapusta wrote:
Think about how earth shattering a puzzle the teraminx was just three years ago. Now, it's been mass-produced for over a year. Think about how much this community has grown, how many brilliant ideas have been made real. This forum really is something special.


Exactly this. I thought about making a post a while back just to thank everyone in the twistypuzzles community. You guys sure do make things interesting. :lol:

oh and here is another good one

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4209&hilit=pentagonal+prism and it is not a pentagonal prsim, that was what i was searching for when I found this. Quite in fact I have never seen this post before and did not know it existed.


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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:32 am 
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Clothes shops, increase your profits by stocking more medium size and less small and large. Times I've spent hunting through hundreds of small, large, XL to find there's no medium left.

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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:35 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Clothes shops, increase your profits by stocking more medium size and less small and large. Times I've spent hunting through hundreds of small, large, XL to find there's no medium left.
Ah, but hang on a second... you're assuming that greater volume of sales for medium size clothes will generate more profit, but that's not necessarily the case, if they can charge higher margins for unusual sizes on the basis that they are more difficult to find. Medium sizes may sell in larger volumes, but that makes them a commodity that must compete on price, so maybe they don't generate as much profit when retail space is very limited.

Or maybe it's just that XXXXL is actually the new M in this world of increasing obesity. :(

Or, more likely, the staff are just too bloody lazy (or stupid) to put new medium size clothes out on the hanger when they sell out. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:43 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Clothes shops, increase your profits by stocking more medium size and less small and large. Times I've spent hunting through hundreds of small, large, XL to find there's no medium left.
Also, if they make you search throughout the shop you might find something else and buy that instead? Perhaps they only put out the best selling sizes in the worst selling lines :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
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I was doing a Powerpoint slideshow on the different parts of the brain, and when I found a picture of the brain stem, I noticed an uncanny resemblance...


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 Post subject: Re: Random thoughts
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:17 pm 
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I just had a puzzle idea... :mrgreen:

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