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Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I suppose I really shouldn't expect others to think as strangely as I, but I did respond to a co-worker with the title statement when he asked for a technical solution. I did relent and provide the requested solution afterwards (but first I had to explain why I had brought up monkeys in the first place, which pretty much sucked all the fun out of it).

Anyhow, I don't think they'll even let us have monkeys here, and I'm not about to ask anyone, either. So what possible question could prompt me to say something as silly as that?
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Strange thinking is one of my fortes, so I'll give it a shot.

Do you work mainly with computers?

Is typing relevant here?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he hoping to write the complete works of Shakespeare?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:05 pm:

Strange thinking is one of my fortes, so I'll give it a shot. Cool beans.

Do you work mainly with computers? Yup.

Is typing relevant here? Nope.

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By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:18 pm:

Was he hoping to write the complete works of Shakespeare? Nope (I have a feeling Dref was headed the same direction...).
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Monkey = a furry mammal?
Monkey = a code/symbol for something else?
Monkey = something else?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:27 pm:

Monkey = a furry mammal? Yes--with a tail, too (otherwise it'd be an ape).
Monkey = a code/symbol for something else? Nope.
Monkey = something else? Nope.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

with a tail, too (otherwise it'd be an ape). But would it be an ape if the tail had ben amputated?

Was the query to do with comnputering then?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

But would it be an ape if the tail had ben amputated?

No. Then it would be an ap.


Are there any peanuts involved in this puzzle?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:37 pm:

with a tail, too (otherwise it'd be an ape). But would it be an ape if the tail had ben amputated? Don't know--I would think not, but then I have little patience with the "tree falls in the forest" bit, too. :O

Was the query to do with comnputering then? Indeed it was.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the query to do with:
programming?
Software?
Hardware?
Other?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:39 pm:

But would it be an ape if the tail had ben amputated?

No. Then it would be an ap. But if a person claiming such had a speech impediment would it become a snake?


Are there any peanuts involved in this puzzle? Nope.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:42 pm:

Was the query to do with:
programming? Yesish-to-yes.
Software? Yesish.
Hardware? No.
Other? er....kinda.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the work debugging?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the query indirectly related to software?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:45 pm:

Was the work debugging? No (although an interesting image for that process...)

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By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:45 pm:

was the query indirectly related to software? You could say that, or it could be argued that it was directly related. It's sort of a particular area of programming with relevant specific software, but it isn't really necessary to know exactly to solve the puzzle.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the work dechickening?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 8:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:53 pm:

was the work dechickening? No, although there was this duck wearing rollerblades...
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Your colleague exclaimed "there's a duck shooting down here on rollerblades, how can we catch him" and you retorted, "use a monkey!" ?

Was your reference of monkey drawn from the LPTF?
Or something else we need to discover?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 9:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:06 pm:

Your colleague exclaimed "there's a duck shooting down here on rollerblades, how can we catch him" and you retorted, "use a monkey!" ? No, that's a different puzzle, in fact.

Was your reference of monkey drawn from the LPTF? No.
Or something else we need to discover? Definitely--at the least there's a lurking F/A or two out there...
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 9:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the using of a monkey refer to some dull and/or repetitive work even a monkey could perform?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Alizon (Alizon) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:36 pm:

Did the using of a monkey refer to some dull and/or repetitive work even a monkey could perform? No, it was more in the nature of an obscure pop-culture reference, I suppose.
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any programming/computer lingo involved? Did he ask you how he should move from one tree (directory structure) to another?