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Old November 2nd, 2013, 09:41 PM   #22781
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Ok, geniuses... Take your shot!


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Old November 2nd, 2013, 10:17 PM   #22782
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Ok, geniuses... Take your shot!


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Old November 2nd, 2013, 10:20 PM   #22783
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Alright. I'll admit. You're today's genius.
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 10:29 PM   #22784
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 11:12 PM   #22785
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Alright. I'll admit. You're today's genius.
Thanks, although i was the only one who participared.


But here is another puzzle:

Three youngsters had decided to buy a football ball. So they went to the shop and asked for the price. The shop assistant told them it added up to 30 euro, so everyone paid for 10. Then came in front of the shop to start playing. Soon after that, the shop assistant realized, the ball costed only 25. He decided to pay them 5 euro back but did not know how to divide 5 euro for three kids. Only solution was to give 1 euro to each kid and keep the remaining two.

And now some math:
Each kid then payed 9 Euro (thus 3x9=27) while shop assistant kept 2 euro. But it adds up to 29 euro. So where the hell the last euro disappeared?
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 11:40 PM   #22786
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it must equal 25, not 30, the ball costed 25. +27 paid, kept -2, +27-2=+25

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Old November 2nd, 2013, 11:41 PM   #22787
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If every kid pays 9 euros including the one that they got back they payed 8 euros without getting the money back. And 3x8 equals 24 and not 25. There's your extra Euro...
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 11:53 PM   #22788
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it must equal 25, not 30, the ball costed 25. +27 paid, kept -2, +27-2=+25

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Congratulations, you did not let yourself being fooled :-) that is the right answer

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If every kid pays 9 euros including the one that they got back they payed 8 euros without getting the money back. And 3x8 equals 24 and not 25. There's your extra Euro...
Correct answer as well:-)
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 12:03 AM   #22789
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it seems ilogical at first sight (or couple of minutes ) that's true

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Old November 3rd, 2013, 01:33 AM   #22790
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It doesn't matter how much money he kept, it matters how much he gave them back. 27 + 3 = 30.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 05:21 AM   #22791
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Old November 4th, 2013, 05:18 AM   #22792
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it must equal 25, not 30, the ball costed 25. +27 paid, kept -2, +27-2=+25

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Congratulations, you did not let yourself being fooled :-) that is the right answer

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If every kid pays 9 euros including the one that they got back they payed 8 euros without getting the money back. And 3x8 equals 24 and not 25. There's your extra Euro...
Correct answer as well:-)
Sorry, but all of you are INCORRECT. You got "fooled" by the "syntax" of the equation because the 25 and the 2 play no role in this equation, only the 30 the 27 and the three 1s do. Initially, 30 was paid, 3 returned, leaving 27 in the sellers pocket. There is no "missing" 1, only confusion as a result of the word structure of the scenario. It is a literary gimmick, not a mathematical paradox.

Another way to look at it is that he discounted the ball only 3 instead of the correct 5, keeping 27 instead of 25, because he was too lazy to split up the 5 into 1.66x3.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 11:00 AM   #22793
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Sorry, but all of you are INCORRECT. You got "fooled" by the "syntax" of the equation because the 25 and the 2 play no role in this equation, only the 30 the 27 and the three 1s do. Initially, 30 was paid, 3 returned, leaving 27 in the sellers pocket. There is no "missing" 1, only confusion as a result of the word structure of the scenario. It is a literary gimmick, not a mathematical paradox.

Another way to look at it is that he discounted the ball only 3 instead of the correct 5, keeping 27 instead of 25, because he was too lazy to split up the 5 into 1.66x3.
Who is talking about mathematical paradox? It is supposed to be a gimnick. i am glad that guys above did not let themselves being fooled.
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I don't get hofburg's and keokiracer's logics either. As I said, those €2 that he kept are already counted in the €27 that they paid, so it doesn't matter that 27 + 2 = 29, what matters is that 27 + 3 = 30.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 07:53 PM   #22795
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One of the most popular newspapers in Slovakia has cited skyscrapercity, even with link to the particular post AFAIK it is the first time the newspaper has noted the source. Downloading pictures and content from skyscrapercity without citing is, sadly, common practice among Slovak journalists.

http://reality.etrend.sk/komercne-ne...park-west.html

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Well, stay away more often

I owed you an explanation of my signatures, so:

1) I've sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrooke, and by gum, it put them on the map!
Well, sir, there's nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car monorail!




Since my main activity is about public information about transportation politics, I often have to cope with idiotic ideas about fancy futuristic transit solutions, while in practice the best systems are those based on classic designs, 97% of the times.
But people tend to fall for those supersilly things... probably because everyone wants to believe being that special 3%.

That Simpsons' episode is the perfect synthesis of how public decisions about PT can take a bad spin and get out of control.
In general, I'm a big fan of those early Simpson shows (let's say, IMO, they started to fade in 8th season and died in 11-12th).

2) Marchionne means never having to say you're sorry

This is a bit of an inside joke. I moderate what is probably the most important Italian forum about cars, and the main issue 2003~today has been how FIAT moved from its deepest crisis and got back into the game, under the lead of Sergio Marchionne.
As in every forum, there are factions: those who never believed FIAT could survive, and those who did (or at least hoped so); I fall into the second one
After 10+ years our ideas proved right, and among many jokes we created this symbolic character of "Marchionne Almighty", a mythical superhero who never goes wrong on anything

So there are many references about this supervillain's undefeatability, and that famous Love Story bit is such an absolute sentence that it was perfect for the job




Seriously, these changes were so fast and unpredictable that we still are surprised. In the automotive field sometimes we scratch our heads and ask to each other "Yesterday we were about to shut down, and today we own Chrysler? What the hell just happened? "
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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #22798
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One of the most popular newspapers in Slovakia has cited skyscrapercity, even with link to the particular post AFAIK it is the first time the newspaper has noted the source. Downloading pictures and content from skyscrapercity without citing is, sadly, common practice among Slovak journalists.

http://reality.etrend.sk/komercne-ne...park-west.html

First paragraph, second line + notice the screenshot
Romanian newspapers are constantly citing skyscrapercity.com and another romanian infrastructure forum in their articles. Also they are taking pictures/videos that the forum member record and post them on their site (mostly with a link to SSC).

But the weirdest thing is that once one of my pictures of a Romanian motorway that I posted on SSC ended up on a flyer that I got on the street during the elections campaign
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On 4th November 1956 the Soviet Army invaded Budapest, crushed the revolutionary Hungarian government and restored the communist regime.
In the following years approximately 400 people were executed in Hungary because of their participation in the revolution, some members of the government included. The prime minister Imre Nagy was executed in 1958.
Additionally, lots of people died in the hopeless fight against Soviet tanks.

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I was just at Swansea West services on the M4 and someone's written 'PROFIT MOHAMID IS GAY' in a cubicle.
Just had a rest on the M5 northbound in Somerset.. Disgusting.. I always am fascinated how a first world country like the UK can have such dirty rest areas. Still, at least you never have to buy your own newspaper
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