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Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 1:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There are two buildings on opposite sides of the town where Kenneth lives. They both serve identical purposes. If Kenneth goes to the building on the north side of town, he brings a dollar coin. If Kenneth goes to the building on the south side of town, he brings a two dollar coin and a stopwatch. Why?
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 1:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First of all, yay! Canadian Toonie!!! :P

Does he drop the coins? And time their fall? Does he time the coins in some action?

Does he retain ownership of the coins when he is done?

Are their heights the same? Is the land around them built the same? Cement sidewalks? Forested land? Grass?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 6:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Vae (Vaetrus) on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 01:59 am:

First of all, yay! Canadian Toonie!!! :P Uh. This might need a splainin'

Does he drop the coins? no And time their fall? no Does he time the coins in some action? no

Does he retain ownership of the coins when he is done? no

Are their heights the same? I assume you mean the buildings and not the coins, in which case the answer is yes. Is the land around them built the same? yes Cement sidewalks? yes Forested land? no Grass? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 7:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant that he brings a two dollar coin rather than two one dollar coins?
Does he make a phone call from the building?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 11:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the coins for his journey or his time in either building?

Anything to do with toll booths?

Is the stopwatch to time how long he is in the building?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 11:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the coins for his journey or his time in either building?

Anything to do with toll booths?

Is the stopwatch to time how long he is in the building?
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 1:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Few countries actually have a two dollar coin. Canada is one of them. America is not. And Europe doesn't use the dollar.

Does he spend the money?
Does he give it away?
Does he deposit it? Invest it?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 4:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 07:38 am:

Relevant that he brings a two dollar coin rather than two one dollar coins? no
Does he make a phone call from the building? no

By Lynne (Lynne) on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 11:34 am:

Are the coins for his journey no or his time in either building? yes

Anything to do with toll booths? no

Is the stopwatch to time how long he is in the building? yes-ish

By Vae (Vaetrus) on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 01:00 pm:

Few countries actually have a two dollar coin. Canada is one of them. America is not. And Europe doesn't use the dollar. Innnteresting...

Does he spend the money? yes
Does he give it away? no
Does he deposit it? Invest it? no to either
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 5:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the stopwatch solely a stopwatch? or is it a regular watch that also has a stopwatch function?
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 8:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he require more money to spend in the south building?

Does he spend the money inside the building? Inside a store?
Does he buy food? A beverage? Clothes? Equipment? Other?

Does he go to the buildings voluntarily? For work?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he walk to the building? Travel in a car? His own car? Travel by public transportation?
Does it matter how he gets there? Does it matter where he parks his car, assuming he has to drive there?
Is it relevant how much time he spends in either building?
Is he required to wait in line in either building?
Does he talk to anyone when he visits the north building? the south building?

See if you can follow this question - does he take the stopwatch so that if he realizes he will be inside for too long (however long that is), he exits the building?

Does he take a stopwatch so that he can time himself? time someone else? time a machine? time a process? time a group of people?

When he has the stopwatch with him, is his goal to be fast? slow? simply to keep track of how it takes him to complete his purpose for being there?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually, before the euro came out, Germany had a two dollar coin. Well... two Mark coin.

Does parking on the expensive side mean the parking is closer to where he works?
Does he sometimes feel the need to spend extra money to park closer? To avoid the rain or inclimate weather?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 11:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 05:24 am:

Is the stopwatch solely a stopwatch? or is it a regular watch that also has a stopwatch function? ah, good question. It's a watch with a stopwatch function. Not hugely relevant, though.

By Vae (Vaetrus) on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 08:23 pm:

Does he require more money to spend in the south building? yope

Does he spend the money inside the building? yes Inside a store? no
Does he buy food? A beverage? Clothes? Equipment? Other? other

Does he go to the buildings voluntarily? yes For work? no

By Ixoye724 (Ixoye724) on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 09:33 pm:

Does it matter how he gets there? No Does it matter where he parks his car, assuming he has to drive there? no
Is it relevant how much time he spends in either building? yes
Is he required to wait in line in either building? no
Does he talk to anyone when he visits the north building? the south building? yope

See if you can follow this question - does he take the stopwatch so that if he realizes he will be inside for too long (however long that is), he exits the building? yesish - explore

Does he take a stopwatch so that he can time himself? yes time someone else? no time a machine? yes time a process? yes time a group of people? no

When he has the stopwatch with him, is his goal to be fast? yes slow? no simply to keep track of how it takes him to complete his purpose for being there? this is the most correct

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 06:35 pm:

Actually, before the euro came out, Germany had a two dollar coin. Well... two Mark coin. I give you two marks out of two for that interjection

Does parking on the expensive side mean the parking is closer to where he works? no
Does he sometimes feel the need to spend extra money to park closer? no To avoid the rain or inclimate weather? no
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 1:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Kenneth live in a border town? currency exchange rates relevant?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the building banks? churches? schools? factories? restaurants/eateries? convenience stores? arcades? casinos? something else?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 12:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 01:27 pm:

Does Kenneth live in a border town? no currency exchange rates relevant? no

By Ixoye724 (Ixoye724) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 03:35 pm:

Are the building banks? churches? schools? factories? restaurants/eateries? convenience stores? arcades? casinos? something else? something else
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 3:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Office buildings?
hospitals?
government buildings?
stores? shopping malls?

If he goes to the north building, he spends one dollar. When he goes to the south building, does he spend both dollars on the same thing that he spends one on at the north building? or does he spend one on the same thing, and the other one on something else?

When he's keeping track of the amount of time he's been in the south building, is he concerned about seconds? minutes? longer intervals?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 11:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 03:23 am:

Office buildings?
hospitals?
government buildings?
stores? shopping malls? No to all

If he goes to the north building, he spends one dollar. yes When he goes to the south building, does he spend both dollars on the same thing that he spends one on at the north building? when he spends 2 dollars, yes or does he spend one on the same thing, and the other one on something else? no

When he's keeping track of the amount of time he's been in the south building, is he concerned about seconds? minutes? minutes longer intervals?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Parking fee? Parking meters?

Does he do the same thing, in the building, regardless of whether he goes north or south?

Is the south building considerably larger than the north one?

Are the buildings warehouses? Apartments?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Whatever he wants costs one dollar in the north building, and is free in the south building, unless he takes too long, in which case it costs two dollars?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 06:39 pm:

Parking fee? Parking meters? neither

Does he do the same thing, in the building, regardless of whether he goes north or south? yes

Is the south building considerably larger than the north one? no

Are the buildings warehouses? Apartments? neither :P

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 08:50 pm:

Whatever he wants costs one dollar in the north building, and is free in the south building, unless he takes too long, in which case it costs two dollars? Ink all wrecked
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 4:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When he goes to the north building and buys whatever it is, does he get change from his one-dollar coin?

When he goes to the south building and buys whatever it is, does he get change from his two-dollar coin?

When he goes to the south building, does he always spend two dollars? Does he only spend two dollars if he exceeds his time limit? Does he only spend two dollars if he chooses to?

Who set the time limit? Kenneth himself? some other individual? an official body? an unofficial group? the goverment?

Is what he buys a consumable good (e.g. food, drink, cigarettes)?
a disposable good (e.g. a newspaper, magazine, flowers)?
a durable good (e.g. a book, a map, a cd)?