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Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 3:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He solved his problem by taking a break from trying to solve it
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Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 8:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he trying to figure out how to relax?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 11:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he trying to figure out how to relax?hehe, no
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Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 10:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it a personal problem? a problem regarding his work? a hobby? school? something in his home?
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Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 11:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it a personal problem? a problem regarding his work?Yes a hobby? school? something in his home?
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 11:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is his work:

artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
Other?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 1:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he do anything relevant in the break?
Have a drink? something to eat? smoke a cigarette?
Did he actually solve the problem just by taking a break? As in, he got back from the break, and there was no problem any more?
Or did he come across a method of solution during the break which he could then use to solve the problem?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 1:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is his work:

artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?Yes
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
Other?

Did he do anything relevant in the break?Yes
Have a drink? something to eat? smoke a cigarette?None of these
Did he actually solve the problem just by taking a break? As in, he got back from the break, and there was no problem any more? No, except he solved the problem at the time
Or did he come across a method of solution during the break which he could then use to solve the problem?Yes
~damia~ (~damia~)
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is he a politician? or works for one? or is he in the military? if so is it relevant which branch?

is it relevant where he went in his break? did he leave his room? the building? did he talk to anyone? see someone else doing something? did he ask someone for help?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 5:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

s he a politician? or works for one? or is he in the military?Yes if so is it relevant which branch? Navy I think

is it relevant where he went in his break?Yes did he leave his room?Yes the building?Yes did he talk to anyone?Yes but irr see someone else doing something?Yes did he ask someone for help?No
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Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 3:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he observe any natural phenomenon? animals? birds? plants? landscape? weather?

Was it a staff problem? a strategic one? a tactical one? in the wartime?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 12:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he observe any natural phenomenon? animals? birds? plants? landscape? weather? No to all

Was it a staff problem?No a strategic one?YeS a tactical one?And this in the wartime?Also this
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did he see one person doing something? a group of people? are their ages relevant? are their professions relevant?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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did he see one person doing something?No a group of people?Yes, 2 I think are their ages relevant?Well, 12- are their professions relevant?FA
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Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 3:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were the children playing a game? a board game? something outside? if its a game does it require the use of equipment? or something like tag?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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were the children playing a game?Yes a board game?No something outside?Yes if its a game does it require the use of equipment?Yope? or something like tag?No
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Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the is true story? If yes, World War II?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Is the is true story? If yes, World War II?Yes
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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is his rank relevant?
relevant what theater in ww2?
relevant for what nation he served?
so, he had trouble solving a strategic problem, took a break, saw the kids playing and it gave him the idea of how to solve the problem?

were the kids playing something sports related?
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Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 3:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were they playing with a jumprope? marbles? jacks?

were the children playing something that would normally be associated with the 40s?
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Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 8:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The strategic problem:
getting men to a location?
from a location?

getting equipment to a location?
from a location?

getting information to a location?
to a person?
to a class of people?
keeping information from reaching a class of people?

Was it the game itself that gave him the idea?
something that the children were using in the game?
something they were doing in the course of the game?
something they were saying in the course of the game?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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is his rank relevant? No
relevant what theater in ww2?Theater?
relevant for what nation he served? No
so, he had trouble solving a strategic problem, took a break, saw the kids playing and it gave him the idea of how to solve the problem? YeS

were the kids playing something sports related?Yope

were they playing with a jumprope? marbles? jacks? None

were the children playing something that would normally be associated with the 40s?No, I still enjoy doing this

The strategic problem:
getting men to a location?
from a location?

getting equipment to a location?
from a location?

getting information to a location?
to a person?
to a class of people?
keeping information from reaching a class of people?None of the above

Was it the game itself that gave him the idea?Yes
something that the children were using in the game?Yes
something they were doing in the course of the game? YES
something they were saying in the course of the game?No
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
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quote:

Is the is true story? If yes, World War II?Yes




In this case, I better drop out of the running. Good luck to the rest of you -- quite an interesting puzzle once you solve everything. :D
~damia~ (~damia~)
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is it a game that could only be played outdoors? does it involve running? jumping? hopping? falling over? singing anything? throwing anything? does it involve a ball? a bat? bicycle?
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 2:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

could the game be played with more than 2?
the kind of game where there is a winner and loser?
if so does the winner take something from the loser?
do they use their hands? feet? anything spherical? any form of stick? any play-weapon?
could a blind person play? could a deaf person play? could someone with no legs play?
Rabrab (Rabrab)
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relevant what theater in ww2? Theater?
Area of the war: Western European? Eastern European? Pacific? Africa?

Bye, Haenlomal. I kind of figured you'd drop out when I saw that it was WWII. <pout>
But I've got one that's brewing - as soon as I'm sure how I want to word it I'll be posting...
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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is it a game that could only be played outdoors?Yes does it involve running? jumping? hopping? falling over? singing anything? throwing anything?Only this does it involve a ball? a bat? bicycle?

could the game be played with more than 2?Many more
the kind of game where there is a winner and loser? No
if so does the winner take something from the loser? No
do they use their hands?Yes? feet? anything spherical? any form of stick? any play-weapon?
could a blind person play?Yes could a deaf person play?Yes could someone with no legs play?Yes, but extrememly difficult

relevant what theater in ww2? Theater?
Area of the war: Western European? Eastern European? Pacific? Africa? Atlantic I suppose at western Europe
Emeraldink (Emeraldink)
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Were they making flat stones skip on the water surface?
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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why did you skip all the questiont about what the kids might have been holding? : )

is the game team versus team? all versus one? all players are equal?
is it the kind of game that you play until you acheive something? or is it just play until you are tired?
could we explore this as related to a specific sport?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Were they making flat stones skip on the water surface?Yes!

why did you skip all the questiont about what the kids might have been holding? : ) What questions?

is the game team versus team? all versus one? all players are equal?
is it the kind of game that you play until you acheive something? or is it just play until you are tired?
could we explore this as related to a specific sport?See Emeraldink's post above!!
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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does it have to do with planing on water?
skipping?
skipping over something?
there was a tactical problem on the Atlantic?
Rabrab (Rabrab)
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Ok, I'm out as well. EmeraldInk's last question gave it to me. So I will stay here on the sidelines and wave pompons and cheer for Sixtyeight.
~damia~ (~damia~)
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are vehicles relevant? or transport?
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Is the fact that skipping stones make the stones go further across the water before sinking relevent? or perhaps the multiple splashes?

Is he trying to scramble sonar?
Increase range of ballistic weaponry?
Increase range of vehicles?
Trying to reduce fluid friction?

Is the water even important?
Could he be trying to do the same trick on another fluid?
(I don't recall hyperplanes being built during WWII, but they use a similar idea on the atmosphere (and as far as I know, are still hypothetical...))
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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does it have to do with planing on water?
skipping? Yes
skipping over something?Dunno
there was a tactical problem on the Atlantic?Yes

are vehicles relevant? or transport?Neither

Is the fact that skipping stones make the stones go further across the water before sinking relevent?YES or perhaps the multiple splashes? No

Is he trying to scramble sonar?No
Increase range of ballistic weaponry? Yes
Increase range of vehicles? No
Trying to reduce fluid friction? No

Is the water even important? Yes
Could he be trying to do the same trick on another fluid?No...
(I don't recall hyperplanes being built during WWII, but they use a similar idea on the atmosphere (and as far as I know, are still hypothetical...))No
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 12:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it to get more range out of a torpedo?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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is it to get more range out of a torpedo?No
Rabrab (Rabrab)
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Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 11:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rah, rah, sis-boom-bah! Go Sixtyeight, damia and Zenith!
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 3:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so the problem was that the commander wanted to attack a target from his battleship yet he needed to stay out of range to avoid being hit, so when he saw the kids skipping stones he had an idea to lower his trajectory which made his ballistics skip on the sea thereby increasing their range?
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Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 5:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he using a round shell fired from an artillary gun? That'd be fun to set up on the seas...

It's like using the bazooka in worms...
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Flash bit of insight - thought the Bismarck might be relevent so I wikied it.
I think I'm out to...
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Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 7:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so the problem was that the commander wanted to attack a target from his battleship yet he needed to stay out of range to avoid being hit, so when he saw the kids skipping stones he had an idea to lower his trajectory which made his ballistics skip on the sea thereby increasing their range?I think this is good enough for a...

************Spoiler!!!!!************
I found out that an officer in a group called "Dam Busters" had to find a way to burst German dams in WW2 to flood coastline factories. He didn't want to have his ships shot in retaliation, so he was looking for an answer. It came when he was on leave and brought his kids to the beach. He saw them skip rocks on the water, and used that idea to use skipping mines or something like that!

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