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Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll let this puzzle speak for itself -- these are strange times we live in!




Title: What's the Time?

Difficulty: Can't really say -- this one will either go very quickly or take a while

Type: True story, but it borders on the whimsical and weird!

Story:
10 minutes, 16 seconds? You're still ok.

To Solve:
Why are you "still ok"?

Specialized Knowledge needed:
None needed, but early $poilers please e-mail.

Good luck!
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 6:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

email sent
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 6:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lynne

email sent Checked and replied to. Well done!
Ian (Image)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will I be ok after 10 minutes and 17 seconds? after 11 minutes? after half an hour? After a day?

This time corresponds to...
a record?
the length of time since some event?
the length of time something took?

I'm still ok...
mentally?
physically?
emotionally?
financially?
visually?
in some standing?

Am "I" human?
adult?
male?
living?
healthy?
real?
FYOI?
famous?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will I be ok after 10 minutes and 17 seconds? NO -- good question! after 11 minutes? after half an hour? After a day? No to the rest as well.

This time corresponds to...
a record?
the length of time since some event? This one, but beware of potential mislead!
the length of time something took?

I'm still ok...
mentally?
physically?
emotionally?
financially?
visually?
in some standing? This is the closest

Am "I" human?
adult?
male?
living?
healthy?
real?
FYOI?
famous?

"I" does not refer to anyone in particular. It can be any living human being. Having said that, within the context of the puzzle, there is a specific group of people in mind. While it is not necessarily to identify this group of people, doing so will help flesh out the story, and possibly give new lines of inquiry.
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 9:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any time bombs relevant?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any time bombs relevant? Sorry, but nothing like this.
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 12:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Emailed
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 3:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Emailed And responded to....well done!
Mario Mattiello (Mattiel)
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is 10 minutes and 16 seconds some kind of upper time limit to qualify for a race?
Sport relevant, in general?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 3:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is 10 minutes and 16 seconds some kind of upper time limit to qualify for a race? No, nothing like this.
Sport relevant, in general? No
Mario Mattiello (Mattiel)
Posted on Friday, June 03, 2005 - 9:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In these 10 minutes and 16 seconds, am I doing something particular? Am I standing? Sitting? Lying? Am I in a particular place? Indoor, outdoor?
Or is it important what I was doing 10 minutes and 16 seconds ago?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Friday, June 03, 2005 - 3:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In these 10 minutes and 16 seconds, am I doing something particular? Well, yes, but this may be misleading...see my next answers. Am I standing? Could be doing a bit of this Sitting? Very likely a bit of this Lying? Possible, but unlikely Am I in a particular place? No Indoor, outdoor? Either one is possible
Or is it important what I was doing 10 minutes and 16 seconds ago? No
Ian (Image)
Posted on Saturday, June 04, 2005 - 5:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The specific group of people involved:
Are they:
A religous group?
A company?
A government?
A charity?
A family?
Friends?
A gang?
Considered to be a group because of:
Location?
Nationality?
Financial situation?
Disability?
Athletic ability?
Ability in some other area?
Occupation?
Motivation?
Goal/purpose?
Employer?
Sex?

Would I be ok after 10 minutes and 15 seconds?
When the time is up, do I stop doing something? Start doing something?
Does this time make me famous? Spectacular? Unique? Special?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The specific group of people involved:
Are they:
A religous group?
A company?
A government?
A charity?
A family?
Friends?
A gang? None of these, I'm afraid, but help is on the way

Considered to be a group because of:
Location?
Nationality? Irrelevant, as I indicated above, but this one -- and to save you from invoking the LTPF list of nationalities, the group involved was the British.
Financial situation?
Disability?
Athletic ability?
Ability in some other area?
Occupation?
Motivation?
Goal/purpose?
Employer?
Sex?

Would I be ok after 10 minutes and 15 seconds? YES -- good question!
When the time is up, do I stop doing something? No Start doing something? Yes
Does this time make me famous? Spectacular? Unique? Special? No to the rest
LEWIS ZEITERS (Lzeiters)
Posted on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does this "doing" occur underwater?

Holding my breath?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does this "doing" occur underwater? No

Holding my breath? No

And welcome to the forums, Lzeiters. :)
Ian (Image)
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok... I start doing something after this time...
Something volutionary?
Involutionary? (ie. Breathing, heart beat, etc.)
Something physical?
Mental?
Am I moving something not part of my body?
Some part of my body?
Is this something I do on a regular basis?
Making noise?

Are there any other relevant people here? Or just 'me?'
Mario Mattiello (Mattiel)
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 10:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could it help to find out: where i am? What am i wearing?
During these 10 min 16 sec am I speaking to someone? Am I alone? Am I eating, drinking? Am i thinking to something particular? Am I moving or staying immobile?
Also, during these 10 min 16 sec, am I always OK? Or is there some moment I am not OK?
Can you say if I was OK before these 10 min 16 sec?
LEWIS ZEITERS (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 1:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the 10 min 16 seconds relevant in itself, or is it simply the (arbitrary???) value of time remaining before an event?
LEWIS ZEITERS (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 1:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the number 616 relevant?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 4:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Image

Ok... I start doing something after this time...
Something volutionary? I think you meant "voluntary" here, but see my comments below
Involutionary? (ie. Breathing, heart beat, etc.)
Something physical?
Mental?
Am I moving something not part of my body?
Some part of my body?
Is this something I do on a regular basis?
Making noise? Sorry, Ian, but you have to specify what you meant by "time" in your very first sentence. As you have no doubt noticed by now, the exact time in question is very relevant to the puzzle, so my answers would depend on what exact time you were thinking about.

Are there any other relevant people here? Or just 'me?' There are other relevant people, but they are only peripherally relevant. You don't need to know anything about them other than that they exist and that they can potentially be anyone. The only primary relevant person is "me".

Mattiel

Could it help to find out: where i am? Yes, but probably not in the manner that you're thinking of... What am i wearing? No
During these 10 min 16 sec am I speaking to someone? Irrelevant Am I alone? Irrelevant Am I eating, drinking? Irrelevant Am i thinking to something particular? Irrelevant Am I moving or staying immobile? Yes, during the course of this puzzle you'd necessarily be "moving", or more accurately, going from one place to another. Exactly how you get from one place to another is irrelevant.
Also, during these 10 min 16 sec, am I always OK? Within the time window of 10 minutes and 16 seconds, you are always "OK" Or is there some moment I am not OK? No -- good question!
Can you say if I was OK before these 10 min 16 sec? Yes, you are OK before this time window...good question!

Lzeiters

Is the 10 min 16 seconds relevant in itself, or is it simply the (arbitrary???) value of time remaining before an event? It is relevant in and of itself.

is the number 616 relevant? Only in the sense that 616 seconds is the same as 10 minutes 16 seconds! Otherwise, the number has no further significance.