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Old 11-30-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:55 PM   #2
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What the H*** that is to weird!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:57 PM   #3
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Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Above my pay grade
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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that is to weird!!
That's exactly what I said!
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:19 PM   #5
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My husband figured out something similar to that a few months ago. I will have him try this one!!!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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whatever original color you number was, they're all broken up in the second series of numbers, so your number is the only possibility.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:27 PM   #7
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:00 PM   #8
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jkath is right. its simple.

there are 5 colors and 5 numbers with that color. you are asked to tell the wizrd what color your number is. then you are asked to choose the house that your number is part of. in that house you will find 1 number of each color. You've already told the wizard that your number is pink, then you identify the house as A -- and there is only one pink number there, so you have self-identified what your number is.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:12 PM   #9
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I knew that..............
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:24 PM   #10
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I knew that..............
Just testing us, eh, Bob?
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:30 PM   #11
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Just testing us, eh, Bob?

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Old 11-30-2007, 06:48 PM   #12
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Yea, that's the ticket... I was just playing dumb...or something like that!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:08 PM   #13
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Yep - once you pick the initial color and the house ... the color blocks and crystal balls are only distractors and have nothing to do with anything ... except to make it seem more complex than it is. When you select a door - it's a simple process to make the number behind the door you selected the number you have already identified .... for example:

DO CASE

CASE door_pick = 1 and number is 13
Door1 = 13
Door2 = 2
Door3 = 20

CASE door_pick = 2 and number is 13
Door1 = 2
Door2 = 13
Door3 = 20

CASE door_pick = 3 and number is 13
Door1 = 2
Door2 = 20
Door3 = 13

ENDCASE

DISPLAY(door_pick)

... or something like that ... that's just a rough draft of a program stub ...
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you should hear my husband. he's asking what the hecks the deal here?
this is freakin amazing he says. okay, we both give, how'd it do that?
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you should hear my husband. he's asking what the hecks the deal here?
this is freakin amazing he says. okay, we both give, how'd it do that?

The answer is provided above. See Jennyema's post
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:48 PM   #16
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Sorry you are all wrong. Here is the way it works...

When you go to that website a virus is loaded onto your computer. This is a very advanced virus that was given to the website owner from aliens for hundreds of millions of light years away. The virus actually jumps from your computer right into your head and reads your brain. It then sends the number you are thinking about up to the mother ship which then beams it down to the website owner. Pretty amazing technology really.

Anyone want to buy a tinfoil hat? I am selling them for $3 each or 2 for $5.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:53 PM   #17
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Not interested in a tinfoil hat (how old are you, calling it tinfoil?!?!).

However, there are a couple of guys waiting outside to take to a nice place with people who will help you get better. Now, just slip into this "jacket" for me.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:55 PM   #18
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:20 PM   #19
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JennyEmma is close. But on the 2nd time I played the puzzle, I picked the intial number 18, which was violet in color. The next frame is obviously there just as a distraction as is the third frame. When asked to pick the correct house, the number 18 displayed in it was actually orange in color. But that didn't matter either as we are working with simple matrices. When I chose the color of the number, there were three collumns with a violet number in them. When I picked the house, each house had one of the initially violet numbers in them. By picking the house with the correct number, a simple compare statment was used to match the collumn with the only violet number in it and voila, you have the number eighteen. The door chosen didn't matter. Any door picked would have given you the same answer.

You have to remember, this is a software sorting routine that works by simple comparison, or if-then, goto statements. Each entry you make flags the program to enable a subroutine that narrows the field. And with such a limited field, it takes only three of four entries to solve the puzzle.

Hope that was crystal clear.

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Old 12-02-2007, 04:03 PM   #20
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Hmmmmm... I only did it once and the color of my number didn't change ....
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