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Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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He wasn't impressed by the Queen.
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he=HAM?
queen=FAM?
a certain time period relevant?
certain place?
were they related?
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Is the title a reference to Queen Victoria?
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Does it have anything to do with cards or card games?
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Chess relevant?
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he=HAM? No.
queen=FAM? No.
a certain time period relevant? Modern.
certain place? Yesish.
were they related? No.

Is the title a reference to Queen Victoria? Yes.

Does it have anything to do with cards or card games? No.
Chess relevant? No.
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lol, queen=HAF? got my letters a little mixed up there, I was tired.
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"queen=FAM?" - My first thought was that you were asking if it was a drag queen.

Queen = derogatory term? Depiction of a queen? Representation of a queen? Ruler of a country? Money with the picture of a queen on it? Bribery relevant? Forgery? A game? Did someone try to impress him with the queen? Did the queen try to impress him?
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Pregnancy relevant?
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My first thought was that you were asking if it was a drag queen. It isn't.

Queen = derogatory term? No. Depiction of a queen? Representation of a queen? Ruler of a country? Yes. Money with the picture of a queen on it? This. Bribery relevant? No. Forgery? No. A game? No. Did someone try to impress him with the queen? Yes. Did the queen try to impress him? No.
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So was he unimpressed by the actual representation of the queen on the banknote? Or was he unimpressed by the amount of money? was he being offered money? for a service provided? for a sale of goods?
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So was he unimpressed by the actual representation of the queen on the banknote? This. Or was he unimpressed by the amount of money? No. was he being offered money? No. for a service provided? for a sale of goods?
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Was he unimpressed because the queen was represented i.e. did he feel that she shouldn't be? Or did he think the representation didn't do her justice? Is he a royalist? relevant?
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Was he unimpressed because the queen was represented i.e. did he feel that she shouldn't be? Yesish. Or did he think the representation didn't do her justice? No. Is he a royalist? No. relevant? Relevant in the sense that it's literally impossible for anything but a human to be royalist.
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Is ha an animal? Did he eat the banknote?
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Is ha an animal? Did he eat the banknote? No to both.
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Is he something living? A machine? Is he human? Does someone try to give him a bank note? To pay for something? Does he reject it because it's foreign? Because he has no concept of money?
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D'oh didn't spot the no answer to HAM...

Is it a machine that accepts notes like a parking metre or a vending machine? If so do you have to insert the note with the queen's face up ?
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Is he something living? No. A machine? Yes. Is he human? Does someone try to give him a bank note? To pay for something? Does he reject it because it's foreign? Because he has no concept of money? No to the rest.

Is it a machine that accepts notes like a parking metre or a vending machine? No. If so do you have to insert the note with the queen's face up ?
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Is it a real machine? Or fictional? Is it sentient? Is it built to handle money? Does it think there should be a picture of a machine on the bank note instead of the queen? Is the money foreign to the machine?
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Is it a real machine? Yes. Or fictional? No. Is it sentient? No. Is it built to handle money? No. Does it think there should be a picture of a machine on the bank note instead of the queen? No. Is the money foreign to the machine? The machine is from the queen's country, but it has never seen money before.
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Is it a computer? Does someone put money into it? When they should have put in something else? Like a credit card? Or did they stuff a bank note into a CD slot or similar? Did they try to make a payment? (I've heard anectdotes about people putting credit cards inside computers to try paying for stuff online.)
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Is it a computer? It contains one. Does someone put money into it? When they should have put in something else? Not quite. OTRT -- Money did not change hands, but otherwise correct. Like a credit card? Not this. Or did they stuff a bank note into a CD slot or similar? No. Did they try to make a payment? No. (I've heard anectdotes about people putting credit cards inside computers to try paying for stuff online.)

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He wasn't impressed by the queen, because she wasn't impressed by him.
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impressed (1): affected favorably? stamped by the use of pressure (i.e. imprinted)? compelled into service of some kind?

Same questions for the second "impressed" from the hint.
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impressed (1): affected favorably? This for both of them. stamped by the use of pressure (i.e. imprinted)? compelled into service of some kind?

Same questions for the second "impressed" from the hint.
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Does the machine incorporate a scanning mechanism or any kind? Perhaps someone tried using a barcode scanner on currency.

Was the currency note the kind that cannot tear? Does not burn easily? Of certain (relevant) colour(s)? Are its dimensions relevant?
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Does the machine incorporate a scanning mechanism or any kind? Yes. Perhaps someone tried using a barcode scanner on currency. But not a barcode scanner.

Was the currency note the kind that cannot tear? Does not burn easily? Of certain (relevant) colour(s)? Are its dimensions relevant? None of these are relevant.
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Is it a copying machine? Containing software that recognizes and disallows or garbles the copying of currency? Counterfeiting relevant?
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Is it a copying machine? Containing software that recognizes and disallows or garbles the copying of currency? Counterfeiting relevant? None of these.
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Is the Queen's picture on a coin? Or a banknote?
Is it currency that is no longer in circulation?
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Is the Queen's picture on a coin? Or a banknote? This.
Is it currency that is no longer in circulation? Irr.
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Does the machine act as security for something? Does it scan IDs ? Is the machine's location a place of work?
I have this funny notion of the queen being caught without ID and having to produce a 20 note to prove her credentials
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Does the machine act as security for something? No, though it could. Does it scan IDs ? No. Is the machine's location a place of work? Yes -- largely irrelevant though.
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Would it help to find out more about the person offering money to the machine? It's not the queen, is it? Is someone trying to scan a banknote in a subway barrier gate or similar?
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Would it help to find out more about the person offering money to the machine? Assume an academic. It's not the queen, is it? No. Is someone trying to scan a banknote in a subway barrier gate or similar? No.

For hints' sake, this is a demonstration machine. Assume it's at a convention or a university.
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Is the scanning mechanism: optical? Magnetic? Radio frequency? Does the machine "see" the queen? Or is it a simple scanner, such as a barcode scanner, so it only sees meaningless garbage? Does it do facial recognition? Was the banknote presented just to see what would happen? As a joke?
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Is the scanning mechanism: optical? This. Magnetic? Radio frequency? Does the machine "see" the queen? This. Or is it a simple scanner, such as a barcode scanner, so it only sees meaningless garbage? Does it do facial recognition? Yes. Was the banknote presented just to see what would happen? Yes. As a joke? Yes.
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Was this machine there to demonstrate face recognition technology? or to demonstrate something else, but just happened to have this capability as part of its function?
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Was this machine there to demonstrate face recognition technology? or to demonstrate something else, but just happened to have this capability as part of its function? This.
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Was the machine for: identifying people? Recognizing people? Is it supposed to scan real faces rather than bills? Or faces from an ID or similar? Or both, and then compare? Is it supposed to make a 3D model of a face? Does it focus on a specific feature of the face? Is it relevant that he used a bill with the queen on it? Or would any bill with a face on it be equally amusing? Would a picture also work for the joke?
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Was the machine for: identifying people? Recognizing people? Both, plus something else you haven't defined yet. Is it supposed to scan real faces rather than bills? This. Or faces from an ID or similar? Or both, and then compare? Is it supposed to make a 3D model of a face? No. Does it focus on a specific feature of the face? Irr. Is it relevant that he used a bill with the queen on it? Or would any bill with a face on it be equally amusing? This. Would a picture also work for the joke? Yes.
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Is the something else also related to the facial recognition? Does it recognize facial experessions? Emotions? Is it a robot? does it have a face of its own? If so: robotic? Or as an image on a screen? Does it recognize speech as well? does it output sound? Speech?
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Is the something else also related to the facial recognition? Yes. Does it recognize facial experessions? Yes. Emotions? Yesish. Is it a robot? Yes. does it have a face of its own? Irr. If so: robotic? Or as an image on a screen? Does it recognize speech as well? Unknown, but possibly. does it output sound? Irr. Speech? Irr.
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Is the subject being scanned expected to react to the machine in some way? Perhaps to some cue/prompt given by the machine? By someone/thing else? Aural? Visual? Textual?

Therefore the static facial expression of a photograph causes an anomalous result?
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Is the subject being scanned expected to react to the machine in some way? Yes. Perhaps to some cue/prompt given by the machine? Yesish. By someone/thing else? No. Aural? Visual? Textual? Any of these.

Therefore the static facial expression of a photograph causes an anomalous result? Got it.

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The machine is a robot designed to interact with humans. It "reads" the facial cues of the subject and reacts accordingly. Most humans who encounter the machine are friendly, but the face on a pound note is not, and does not react to the robot in any way. So the robot "tells off" the queen.

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