[Doriana] Clean clothes Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Lateral Puzzles » Solved Lateral Thinking Puzzles » Solved Puzzles - April 2013 » [Doriana] Clean clothes « Previous Next »

Author Message
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3545
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jake (H/A/M) could have won a lot of money if Becca (H/A/F) hadn't turned on her washing machine.
Deholmes (Deholmes)
New member
Username: Deholmes

Post Number: 611
Registered: 11-2012
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 7:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was TV involved?
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3546
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was TV involved? no, but might be on the right track
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
New member
Username: Kayleetonkslupin

Post Number: 6070
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he leave a lottery ticket in his pocket? Is Becca Jake's wife? girlfriend? roommate? mother? sister? other relative? was she washing his clothes?
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3547
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he leave a lottery ticket in his pocket? no Is Becca Jake's wife? girlfriend? roommate? mother? sister? other relative? no to all was she washing his clothes? no
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
New member
Username: Kayleetonkslupin

Post Number: 6071
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 9:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

True story? FYOI? FSEI? Are Jake and Becca still alive? Were they ever alive?

Did this take place in the 20th? 21st? century? Earlier than that? Does this take place in the future?

Is this story set in Germany? If not, another European country? In Asia? Africa? North or South America? Australia? Somewhere else in Oceania? Maybe Antarctica? (are you sure they are not penguins?)
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3548
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

True story? inspired by a true story FYOI? but mostly this FSEI? Are Jake and Becca still alive? in the context of the puzzle, yes Were they ever alive? well, I made them up for the puzzle

Did this take place in the 20th? 21st? this century? Earlier than that? Does this take place in the future?

Is this story set in Germany? assume this, although it's not really relevant If not, another European country? In Asia? Africa? North or South America? Australia? Somewhere else in Oceania? Maybe Antarctica? (are you sure they are not penguins? Sorry, no penguins involved...)
Enjay (Enjay)
New member
Username: Enjay

Post Number: 2616
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 10:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her turning on the washing machine cause a problem with the electricity supply? Or water supply? Did something else lose power?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
New member
Username: Deholmes

Post Number: 613
Registered: 11-2012
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 5:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he trying to win a radio contest? one on the telephone? on the computer? Did she ruin, wash, a winning ticket?
Redwine (Redwine)
New member
Username: Redwine

Post Number: 2257
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 8:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there anything that belonged to Jake in washing machine? Is a specific item that was in the washing machine relevant?
Senorita_illuminata (Senorita_illuminata)
New member
Username: Senorita_illuminata

Post Number: 22
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 8:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did running the washing machine cause him to mis- understand the lottery announcer as he couldn't hear properly, or did the washing machine cause the tv/ radio to go blurry/static?
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3549
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 10:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her turning on the washing machine cause a problem with the electricity supply? OTRT Or water supply? no Did something else lose power? yesish

Was he trying to win a radio contest? one on the telephone? on the computer? not exactly a contest, but he was trying to win something on the internet Did she ruin, wash, a winning ticket? no

Was there anything that belonged to Jake in washing machine? Is a specific item that was in the washing machine relevant? no to both

did running the washing machine cause him to mis- understand the lottery announcer as he couldn't hear properly, or did the washing machine cause the tv/ radio to go blurry/static? good ideas, but no
Enjay (Enjay)
New member
Username: Enjay

Post Number: 2617
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 11:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his computer stop working? Did the internet stop working?

Was he bidding on something? Was he doing something that required him to be on the internet at a specific moment? Was it something like "the millionth visitor wins a prize"?

Is the noise of the washing machine relevant? The movement? The power it uses? The water? Heat generated?

Do Becca and Jake live in the same place? Near each other? Was Becca's washing machine near Jake when she turned it on?
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3550
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his computer stop working? no Did the internet stop working? yes

Was he bidding on something? no Was he doing something that required him to be on the internet at a specific moment? yes Was it something like "the millionth visitor wins a prize"? no

Is the noise of the washing machine relevant? The movement? The power it uses? possibly; no to all others The water? Heat generated?

Do Becca and Jake live in the same place? Near each other? yes, they're next door neighbours Was Becca's washing machine near Jake when she turned it on? yes
Shez (Shez)
New member
Username: Shez

Post Number: 3991
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he bidding fo something on e-bay?
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3560
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he bidding fo something on e-bay? no
Kiyomoon (Kiyomoon)
New member
Username: Kiyomoon

Post Number: 8
Registered: 4-2013
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her turning on the washer cause the electricity to go out?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
New member
Username: Deholmes

Post Number: 623
Registered: 11-2012
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 9:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she blow a fuse? Did Jake think something was wrong with his computer?
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3562
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 10:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did her turning on the washer cause the electricity to go out? no

Did she blow a fuse? no Did Jake think something was wrong with his computer? well, something actually was wrong
Galfisk (Galfisk)
New member
Username: Galfisk

Post Number: 5697
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the washing machine cause the computer to reboot? turn off? Freeze? Fail in some other way? Did it cause a temporary blackout? Brownout? Relevant noise? Relevant electromagnetic fields? Did it disturb a relevant wireless connection? If so: Wi-Fi? Cellular? Is there anything wrong with the washing machine? Or the way it's connected to the household power? Is there something wrong with the electrical wiring in the house?
Did Becca know she caused a problem? Did she intend to cause a problem?
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3564
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 1:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the washing machine cause the computer to reboot? turn off? Freeze? Fail in some other way? Did it cause a temporary blackout? Brownout? Relevant noise? Relevant electromagnetic fields? yes Did it disturb a relevant wireless connection? yes If so: Wi-Fi? yes Cellular? Is there anything wrong with the washing machine? Or the way it's connected to the household power? possibly Is there something wrong with the electrical wiring in the house? possibly
Did Becca know she caused a problem? Did she intend to cause a problem?
All unanswered are no. Nice round of q's
Galfisk (Galfisk)
New member
Username: Galfisk

Post Number: 5702
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 3:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do we need to know more about how the disruption happened? Or is it enough to know what whenever Becca runs the washer, Jake's Wifi goes down?
Is he gambling? Is he in a tournament? A contest? A game? An auction? Is he playing a game?
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3568
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 5:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do we need to know more about how the disruption happened? Or is it enough to know what whenever Becca runs the washer, Jake's Wifi goes down? no, that's enough
Is he gambling? Is he in a tournament? A contest? A game? An auction? Is he playing a game? He's playing online poker. I guess it's time for me to declare the

********SPOILER********
Jake is playing online poker and is about to win a considerable amount of money, when all of a sudden his wifi goes down and he can't continue playing.
Little did he know that whenever Becca turns on her washing machine, it causes some kind of interference that makes the wifi stop working.

This is based on a true story: The other day, a tech called me to let me know that my washing machine makes our neighbour's wifi go down. I have no idea how exactly that works, but I hope our neighbours don't play online poker...

Nice work, everyone!

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action: