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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 2:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

-Some do, some don't.

-I have a hunch she suspected it was coming, but didn't know when.

The two statements above are related, and in a very lateral way.

Knowing the way you all think, this may very well be a quickie.
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-Some do, some don't.

Some do lateral puzzles, and some don't?

-I have a hunch she suspected it was coming, but didn't know when.

She was a puzzler on the LTPF who didn't expect a sudden sp01ler?
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In the first clue, we have:
Some do [action], others do [action]?
Can we call these actions X and Y?
Are X and Y the same action?
If yes:
Do most people do X?
Do people who do X do X regularly (e.g. once a day)?
Do people like doing X?

She=HAF?
It= thing? animal? human?
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-Some do, some don't.

Some do lateral puzzles, and some don't? No, and an FA, but OTRT

-I have a hunch she suspected it was coming, but didn't know when.

She was a puzzler on the LTPF who didn't expect a sudden sp01ler? Again, not quite, but VERY much OTRT

In the first clue, we have:
Some do [action], others do [action]? Yes
Can we call these actions X and Y? Yes
Are X and Y the same action? Yes
If yes:
Do most people do X?
Do people who do X do X regularly (e.g. once a day)?
Do people like doing X? No to all, with the same FA

She=HAF? Yes
It= thing? This animal? human?
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Do most people on LTPF do X?
Do you have to be on LTPF to do X?
Do you have to be the creator of a thread to do X?
Do you have to reply to a thread to do X?
Balin (Balin)
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Do most people on LTPF do X?
Do you have to be on LTPF to do X?
Do you have to be the creator of a thread to do X?
Do you have to reply to a thread to do X? None of these, with the same major FA
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"Some do, some don't"
Some = people? animals? Items? Situations? puzzles on the LTPF? Posts on LTPF? Other?
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"Some do, some don't"
Some = people? animals? Items? This one Situations? puzzles on the LTPF? Posts on LTPF? Other?
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Is the item physical? Artificial?
Any of the following relevant about "she":
- Her nationality/ethnicity?
- Location?
- Profession?
- Age?
- Married status?
- Family?
- Friends?

Is "it" an action? An object?

Is the LTPF involved at all? If not, something tangentially related like: A group of friends? An online forum? An organization devoted to solving problems (like police)?
Balin (Balin)
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Is the item physical? This Artificial?
Any of the following relevant about "she":
- Her nationality/ethnicity?
- Location?
- Profession? Yope to this one...
- Age?
- Married status?
- Family?
- Friends? ...and Yope to this one. No to the rest.

Is "it" an action? No An object? Yesish

Is the LTPF involved at all? VERY yes ;D If not, something tangentially related like: A group of friends? An online forum? An organization devoted to solving problems (like police)?
Noel (Noel)
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Is a $poiler related to the "it" that was coming?
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Is a $poiler related to the "it" that was coming? Yes, but the "it" is not the $poyler itself.
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Is an actual lateral puzzle involved? If so, is "she" (Let's call her Alice) the puzzlemaster? A solver? Does her profession give her the idea for the puzzle? Help her solve it?

By "friends," do you mean fellow members of the forum?

Do some of the objects (I'm gonna call it a McGuffin) have a relevant physical property that other don't? Can they carry out a certain action that others can't? Is a McGuffin a computer?
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Is an actual lateral puzzle involved? Yes If so, is "she" (Let's call her Alice) the puzzlemaster? No A solver? Not sure how to answer this...Let's say Yope. Does her profession give her the idea for the puzzle? No Help her solve it? Yope, for the same reason.

By "friends," do you mean fellow members of the forum? Yes!

Do some of the objects (I'm gonna call it a McGuffin) have a relevant physical property that other don't? No Can they carry out a certain action that others can't? Yes Is a McGuffin a computer? Yes!
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Is she a friend or relative of a solver, perhaps looking over a shoulder?

Is the something some computers can do related to hardware? Software? Internet browser? Settings of the browser? Is the LPTF itself (as opposed to its members) relevant?
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Is she a friend or relative of a solver, perhaps looking over a shoulder? No. And a BLOOPER: "Occupation relevant" should be Yes, with svv of "occupation".

Is the something some computers can do related to hardware? Software? Internet browser? Settings of the browser? Yope to this one, No to the rest Is the LPTF itself (as opposed to its members) relevant? In Part 1, the LTPF is relevant, with a "noish" to members. In Part 2, the LTPF and its members are.
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Is she someone who is asking questions on a puzzle? But who doesn't actually solve it?
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Is she someone who is asking questions on a puzzle? ...Right now, I have to say No to Yope. But who doesn't actually solve it? Ditto.

And I suppose I should clarify a possible BLOOPER: There are actually two relevant puzzles. However, the "puzzle" part of Puzzle 2 is irrelevant. I've been answering all the puzzle-related questions as referring to Puzzle 1.
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To clarify:
Could part 1 be rewritten as "some computers do, so computers don't"?

Is there a specific puzzle related to part 1? If so, is it a current puzzle? A puzzle in limbo? A recently solved puzzle? A puzzle in the archives?
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Also...
Is she a moderator?
Balin (Balin)
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To clarify:
Could part 1 be rewritten as "some computers do, so computers don't"? Yes indeed!

Is there a specific puzzle related to part 1? Yesish If so, is it a current puzzle? A puzzle in limbo? A recently solved puzzle? A puzzle in the archives? This one

Also...
Is she a moderator? Yes, she is. That should help a LOT.

And feel free to go through the archives if needed.
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Is she Gourami?

The puzzle in the archives...is it a solved puzzle? A classic puzzle?
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Is she Gourami? Yes!

The puzzle in the archives...is it a solved puzzle? This A classic puzzle?
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RECAP:

"Some do, some don't." Some computers allow a certain function, and others do not.

"I have a hunch she suspected it was coming, but didn't know when." "I" is me, and "she" is Gourami. Two puzzles are relevant, and the second one is a solved puzzle from the archives.

TWO HINTS:

-Puzzle 1 is an active puzzle.

-The solved puzzle is from 2009.
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it = a sequel? a copycat puzzle?

The function: searching the archives?
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it = a sequel? a copycat puzzle? Neither

The function: searching the archives? No
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Looks like I need to come in and do some more solving of your puzzles ;)

Is the active puzzle still active?
Is it one of Gourami's puzzles?
One of yours?
Is the archive puzzle one of Gourami's?
One of yours?
Balin (Balin)
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Looks like I need to come in and do some more solving of your puzzles ;)

Is the active puzzle still active? Yes
Is it one of Gourami's puzzles? No
One of yours? Yes
Is the archive puzzle one of Gourami's? No
One of yours? No
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Is the active puzzle this puzzle?
Does the active puzzle contain the thing that she suspected was coming?
Balin (Balin)
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Is the active puzzle this puzzle? Yes
Does the active puzzle contain the thing that she suspected was coming? Yes...

Remember, you're free to search the archives.
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Is the puzzle from the archives the lateral adventure from a few months ago? Is the "it" that she suspected was coming this puzzle in general? Just part 1? That someone would create it? That you would create it?
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Is the puzzle from the archives the lateral adventure from a few months ago? No. Remember, the solved puzzle is from 2009. Is the "it" that she suspected was coming this puzzle in general? Yope Just part 1? Yes That someone would create it? Yes That you would create it? No
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Well, now that I've had a lovely trip through the archives, I think the only two computer-related Gourami puzzles in the past year are the one with the wireless mouse, and the one where Windows Vista is screwing up her LTPF usage. Is it one of those?
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There isn't any reason we shouldn't narrow it down:
Was it from [insert LTPF list of months]?
Balin (Balin)
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Well, now that I've had a lovely trip through the archives, I think the only two computer-related Gourami puzzles in the past year are the one with the wireless mouse, and the one where Windows Vista is screwing up her LTPF usage. Is it one of those? No, but it's closest to the second one. Remember, it's not a Gourami puzzle.

There isn't any reason we shouldn't narrow it down:
Was it from [insert LTPF list of months]? March
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Some computers have access to admin functions, and others do not?

Which was posted at the end of Tingtangclan's "At Work" puzzle, stating, "Maybe that is a lateral puzzle in itself"?
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Some computers have access to admin functions, and others do not?

Which was posted at the end of Tingtangclan's "At Work" puzzle, stating, "Maybe that is a lateral puzzle in itself"?

You got it.

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