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Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If there was some task I would have taken care of, I wouldn't have to occasionally take the long way home.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I = you, Beachbum?
I1 = I2?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 5:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes both I's are I, BeachBum. HAM, who has a good day job despite being a beach bum at heart, etc, etc :-)

I won't say anything more just yet.. but you're welcome to ask yes or no questions ;-)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 5:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hehe :-)

So could your question be reworded as, "If I had taken care of some task, I wouldn't have to occasionally take the long way home?"

Is the long way preferable to the short way? Not preferable?

Home from...the beach? =) From work? From work at the beach? (now that would be awesome) does your work involve cheeseburgers? (even more awesome, especially if it involves eating them on lunch break, IMO =) )
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 6:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So could your question be reworded as, "If I had taken care of some task, I wouldn't have to occasionally take the long way home?" OK, for this puzzle let's say YES. Sometimes like to take the long way home just for the fun of rolling down windows and the moonroof, and winding around the twisties, but that's irrelevant to the puzzle.

Is the long way preferable to the short way? Not preferable? Yope

Home from...the beach? =) From work? From work at the beach? (now that would be awesome) That's on my bucket list! does your work involve cheeseburgers? Not at the moment - unless you have some job leads (even more awesome, especially if it involves eating them on lunch break, IMO =) Well that's what I meant actually - but of course if you know of a job opening that involves paying me to live on a beach house and eating cheezbergers, I will gladly send a resume to all interested parties.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 6:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sadly I do not know of any job that involves paying to live in a beach house and eating cheezburgurz or I would do that too...*sigh*

it would be nice to be paid for puzzling but we're not - I'm starting to think I need to be paying people to ask questions on my puzzles though. *sighs again* maybe kaylee kitteh is just the anxious type, hmm?
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 6:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter how close to the beach you live? does this puzzle take place in: North America? South America? Africa? Europe? Asia? Australia/Oceania? Antarctica? iz yuo a pengwin instead of a kitteh? =)
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 6:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh sorry, back to reality - just back home is the closest answer, although very occasionally it is a different destination.
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 6:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sadly, the beach is not relevant to this puzzle, and even more sadly, cheezburgerz aren't either. But we have to put our brains to work - there must be someway someone can make money living on a beach and eating cheezburgers. Maybe we can make a living writing puzzles hidden inside cheezburgers or something.

Does it matter how close to the beach you live? Sadly no does this puzzle take place in: North America? This South America? Africa? Europe? Asia? Australia/Oceania? Antarctica? iz yuo a pengwin instead of a kitteh? =) Which ever is is more entitled to a loan for a beach house. But sadly, I'm only HAM - reverse discrimination I say
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Saturday, September 01, 2012 - 7:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So sorry to get off the subject and cause confusion about my fictional beach house.

However, if someone donates me a beach-house, then I can revise the puzzle accordingly, but as of now:

I see I missed a question, and in fact the ride home from my non-beach job in a suburban office job is when I often decide to take the a longer way home than I need to. Could happen on other car trips too, but let's not confuse things further and we'll just say that it's my ride home from work that's relevant (and actually there's a hint in this last paragraph).
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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- I'm starting to think I need to be paying people to ask questions on my puzzles though. *sighs again* maybe kaylee kitteh is just the anxious type, hmm?

I dunno, _are_ you the anxious type?
Why? No need for it! Hopefully you're not serious but if you are, you have no reason at all for this!

Maybe PM if you want..
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do you take the long way home to look at something? to visit someone? to do something?

do you go so that you can check up on something?

do you always take a detour to the same place?

do you live in the suburbs? do you drive into town?
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do you take the long way home to look at something?No to visit someone? No to do something? Yes


do you go so that you can check up on something? Noish/Yopeish

do you always take a detour to the same place?
No

do you live in the suburbs? yes do you drive into town? Yes. but only occasionaly
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Monday, September 03, 2012 - 4:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do you go so that you can check up on something? Noish/Yopeish Actually maybe a Yesish might be a correct answer in some cases. It depends a bit on what day it is.
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What day is it, as in : Monday, Tuesday, etc... ? Or like a day in the calendar (1st of May, the Election Day...) ? Or maybe because of temperature or other environmental factors (a cold day, a sunny day...)

Do you go to take your child from the school/ kindergarten? Your wife from her workplace? A friend from the bar?

Is the location of your workplace relevant? (As in the suburbs as opposed to the town center)
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What day is it, as in : Monday, Tuesday, etc... ? This, but only Yesishly Or like a day in the calendar (1st of May, the Election Day...) ? Or maybe because of temperature or other environmental factors (a cold day, a sunny day...) No to rest

Do you go to take your child from the school/ kindergarten? Your wife from her workplace? A friend from the bar? None of the above

Is the location of your workplace relevant? (As in the suburbs as opposed to the town center) No
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The task you should have taken care of...

Personal/Home Chore? (Taking out the trash, etc.)
Office Task? (Sending out mail, ordering parts, etc.)
Government Imposed Task? (I.e. Taxes, voting, etc.)
Social/Hobby Task? (Donating to Church, attending boy scout meetings, etc.)

The long way...
As opposed to the direct route from work to home?
Does it take you past a relevant building? Relevant service? Relevant government office? Relevant store? Church?

In order to fulfill this task, do you rely on yourself only? Are you dependent on somebody else completing their task first? Do you require somebody to assist you once the task is complete or near completion?
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The task you should have taken care of...

Personal/Home Chore? (Taking out the trash, etc.)
Yes

Office Task? (Sending out mail, ordering parts, etc.) No but possibly explore

Government Imposed Task? (I.e. Taxes, voting, etc.) No
Social/Hobby Task? (Donating to Church, attending boy scout meetings, etc.) No

The long way...
As opposed to the direct route from work to home?
Yes

Does it take you past a relevant building?
Relevant service? Relevant government office? Relevant store? Church? No to these


In order to fulfill this task, do you rely on yourself only? Yes Are you dependent on somebody else completing their task first? NoDo you require somebody to assist you once the task is complete or near completion? No
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do you have to take a longer drive home in order to charge your car battery?
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do you have to take a longer drive home in order to charge your car battery? No
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does it actually matter which way you go when you do your detour?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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does it actually matter which way you go when you do your detour? No

HINT: The task that I need to do to avoid this needless driving needs to only be done once. In fact, since I'm doing odds and ends today, I might actually get to doing this task!
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do you take a detour to avoid going somewhere specific?

do you take a detour in order to purchase something? to register something?

is the reason related to your car? your work? your family?

are you trying to avoid getting home too early? like maybe it's the night the kids have their friends round after chool? or your wife has her book club?
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do you take a detour to avoid going somewhere specific? No

do you take a detour in order to purchase something? No to register o? No

is the reason related to your car? Yes your work? No your family? No, N/A so irrel I suppose

are you trying to avoid getting home too early? No,in fact I would prefer to get home earlier but I still haven't accomplished the relevant task yet. like maybe it's the night the kids have their friends round after school? or your wife has her book club? irrel I live by myself
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HINT: I still haven't accomplished the task, but it wouldn't take that long to do. And I just heard something that leads me to indicate that doing the task might now (as opposed to a month or two ago) now solve the problem even more completely then it would have before (not _when_ I did the task, but just that that, having done the task at some point, it would now yield some more benefits). And the task involves using a computer.
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 12:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Another HINT: Outer space is relevant
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GPS relevant? Satellite navigation?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Sorry for being away for a while

GPS relevant? Satellite navigation? Very OTRT! What else are satellites used for (at least in the US)?
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Geocaching?
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Geocaching? No
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GPS in your car? Did you fail to pay the subscription fee? If so, are new or revised streets not recognized?
Oooo, maybe it is something about the traffic warnings on the new GPS units? Is there construction on the roads between work and home? Accidents that cause delays?
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Mobile phone signal relevant? Satellite phones? Sattelite TV? Sattelite Internet?
During the long way home, do you need to get out of your car at all?
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Mobile phone signal relevant? Satellite phones? Sattelite TV? Sattelite Internet?
During the long way home, do you need to get out of your car at all?

Close enough, it's satellite radio. Only thing left is why I drove an extra distance before I pulled in to my garage (should be easy)
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Do you have to drive more to catch a specific radio channel?
Or just be in the car at a specific (maybe variable) time? So you can listen to some piece of info (sports scores?) that you couldn't get from TV/internet at home? Or you could get, but not as easily?
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Did you want to finish the radio show (or song, or whatever you were listening to)?
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Vene and Balin you both got it.

***SPOILER***

Yeah I have satellite radio in my car and if something interesting is on I sometimes drive aimlessly until it finishes. The cure of course, is to set it up to also listen from my PC.

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