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[Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:16 pm

A man pulls a switch too early, but a few seconds later, he is glad he did. What's going on?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Insight » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:40 pm

Did he turned on something? turned off something?
The switch is something that activates light? sound?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby GalFisk » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:33 pm

Is it an electric switch? Rail switch? A switched witch watching tree Swiss Swatch watches? Is it pulled to activate something? Deactivate something?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:47 pm

Did he turned on something? turned off something? This
The switch is something that activates light? sound? This

And in the first set of questions, you spoiled my title pun... well done.


Is it an electric switch? See above Rail switch? A switched witch watching tree Swiss Swatch watches? No, but I wish
Is it pulled to activate something? Deactivate something? This, see above
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Postby JenBurdoo » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:17 am

Military or athletic activities relevant? Anyone's life at stake?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:58 am

Did he turn off: music? Noise? An alarm? A TV? Radio? Other receiver? Did he turn off an actual sound? Or the possibility of there being a sound? Like turning off an alarm system that is not sounding any alarms? Was he glad because silence turned out to be a good thing at the moment? Was he a criminal? Did others hear the sound, if there was any?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby WiZ » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:14 am

Did he cause the death of a hated circus rival? Perhaps one with responsibilities including blindfolded tightrope-walking?
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Postby Earnest » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:08 am

trying to avoid to repeat questions...
to be sure...did he expect that the sound stopped as soon as he pulled the switch? If not, he hoped it?

Did he want to avoid something to happen? That someone hear the sound? Was he the only one who could pull the switch in that moment?
Later and early refer to the sound? To someone arriving? To something happening? Was the sound connected to a relevant activity? (e.g. a game...I'm thinking of that game with chairs...) Do "early" and "later" refer to the same deed? Or two different deeds? (e.g. too early because the program was not finished but a few seconds later because he did not notice his son who was going to hug him and fall)
too early = can we suppose that the sound has a logic (a beginning and an end and it makes a sense...e.g. the voice of someone who was giving a speech?, a registered sound?) and it was not a simple noise? If so, too early means that the logic of the sound was interrupted at a relevant point?

Was the sound somehow published (e.g. a CD, a DVD...)? Could it be heard whenever someone wanted to? Is the sound per se relevant?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:07 pm

Military or athletic activities relevant? No Anyone's life at stake? No

Did he turn off: music? This, No to rest Noise? An alarm? A TV? Radio? Other receiver?
Did he turn off an actual sound? Yes Or the possibility of there being a sound? Like turning off an alarm system that is not sounding any alarms? No
Was he glad because silence turned out to be a good thing at the moment? Yope
Was he a criminal? No
Did others hear the sound, if there was any? Yes

Did he cause the death of a hated circus rival? Perhaps one with responsibilities including blindfolded tightrope-walking? No, but I like this idea...

trying to avoid to repeat questions...
to be sure...did he expect that the sound stopped as soon as he pulled the switch? Yes If not, he hoped it?

Did he want to avoid something to happen? That someone hear the sound? Um... he wanted to turn off the sound Was he the only one who could pull the switch in that moment? Yes
Later and early refer to the sound? Yes To someone arriving? No To something happening? No
Was the sound connected to a relevant activity? Yes (e.g. a game...I'm thinking of that game with chairs...) But not like this, clever guess though
Do "early" and "later" refer to the same deed? Or two different deeds? This-ish? I'm not sure I understand the question right (e.g. too early because the program was not finished but a few seconds later because he did not notice his son who was going to hug him and fall)
too early = can we suppose that the sound has a logic (a beginning and an end and it makes a sense... Yes e.g. the voice of someone who was giving a speech?, No a registered sound? I don't know what this means) and it was not a simple noise? Yes If so, too early means that the logic of the sound was interrupted at a relevant point? Yope, I think

Was the sound somehow published (e.g. a CD, a DVD...)? Yes, but it was not played in either of these mediums Could it be heard whenever someone wanted to? No Is the sound per se relevant? Yes
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Earnest » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:19 am

Was him outside? Inside? Was it part of a performance? Relevant his profession?

Too early = before the music reach its "natural" end? Few seconds later = too late with respect to some words told in the song?
Was the song a famous song? Played by a famous group? Relevant who played it? Was it a special occasion? E.g. a wedding? A proposal?
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Postby Balin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:43 pm

Was him outside? Inside? This Was it part of a performance? No Relevant his profession? No

Too early = before the music reach its "natural" end? Yes but there is more to it Few seconds later = too late with respect to some words told in the song? No
Was the song a famous song? Irrel, assume Yes Played by a famous group? Irrel, assume Yes Relevant who played it? DOYD of "played" Was it a special occasion? No but it was a relevant event E.g. a wedding? A proposal? Not these
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby GalFisk » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:51 am

Did turning the music off allow him to hear something relevant? Allow others to hear something relevant? Is something going wrong? Crime relevant? Disaster?
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Postby Earnest » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:14 am

Is it relevant the reason why he switched the music off too early? I mean...he was glad after he did it right?...does it mean that he switched off the music maybe because he was bored, but then, the fact that he switched it off produced an unexpected benefit? Or did he switched off the music for a particular reason?

The fact that he switched off the music avoid that he/he and others is discovered? Was he hiding?...was it dangerous to make noise in that circumstances? (E.g. nazi who were searching jews...)
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:37 pm

Did turning the music off allow him to hear something relevant? Allow others to hear something relevant? No to both
Is something going wrong? Crime relevant? Disaster? No to all

Is it relevant the reason why he switched the music off too early? A little bit. The circumstances why he was playing the music are relevant I mean...he was glad after he did it right?... A little while after, Yes does it mean that he switched off the music maybe because he was bored, No but then, the fact that he switched it off produced an unexpected benefit? No, I wouldn't say a benefit Or did he switched off the music for a particular reason? He did have a reason, Yes

The fact that he switched off the music avoid that he/he and others is discovered? No Was he hiding?... No was it dangerous to make noise in that circumstances? No (E.g. nazi who were searching jews...) Clever idea, but No
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Postby Earnest » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:20 pm

was him on a stage? was it a show? was him a famous person? was an invention taking place? was him deaf? And now he was able to hear? Was him in an hospital?

The circumstances why he was playing the music are relevant--> was it an experiment in order to see weather someone was able to hear it? to receive a noise? are acoustic waves relevant?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:35 pm

was him on a stage? No was it a show? Noish/Yope, OTRT
was him a famous person? was an invention taking place? was him deaf? And now he was able to hear? Was him in an hospital? No to all of these

The circumstances why he was playing the music are relevant--> was it an experiment in order to see weather someone was able to hear it? to receive a noise? are acoustic waves relevant? No to these
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Postby Earnest » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:41 am

Was him a street artist?
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Postby Balin » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:48 pm

Was him a street artist? No
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:07 pm

HINTS:
The building where this event took place is relevant.
The man was operating a sound system.
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Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:18 pm

Were others present at the time the music was being heard? Relevant how many others were present?
Was this a place where people gathered intentionally for a common purpose (like a church or school)? Or a place that is always populated but more due to the fact that it's used for a specific reason regularly (like an airport, grocery store, city park)?
Was the music being used for entertainment?
Were the people at the location expecting to hear certain songs or types of music played? Or were they not expecting to hear music?
Was the man prompted to flip the switch because of something he saw? Something he realized? Thought about? Something he was told?
When the sound ended, did the following silence continue for several seconds? Minutes?
Did the music resume after a period of time?
Did the other people in the vicinity realize why the music stopped? Did they want it to continue?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:01 pm

Were others present at the time the music was being heard? Yes Relevant how many others were present? Assume between 30 and 50
Was this a place where people gathered intentionally for a common purpose (like a church or school)? Yes, and it is indeed a church Or a place that is always populated but more due to the fact that it's used for a specific reason regularly (like an airport, grocery store, city park)?
Was the music being used for entertainment? Yope
Were the people at the location expecting to hear certain songs or types of music played? Yes, good q Or were they not expecting to hear music?
Was the man prompted to flip the switch because of something he saw? Yope Something he realized? Yope Thought about? No Something he was told? No
When the sound ended, did the following silence continue for several seconds? About 30 seconds Minutes?
Did the music resume after a period of time? Yes
Did the other people in the vicinity realize why the music stopped? Irrel Did they want it to continue? Irrel
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby GalFisk » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:12 pm

Relevant exactly what the music was? Was it religious in nature? Did it have lyrics? Relevant? Did anyone relevantly sing along with the music? Play along with the music? Mime in sync with the music? Use the music to hide something?
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Postby Balin » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:12 am

Relevant exactly what the music was? Only that it was Christian music Was it religious in nature? Yes Did it have lyrics? Yes Relevant? Not really
Did anyone relevantly sing along with the music? Play along with the music? Mime in sync with the music? Use the music to hide something? No to all of these
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Postby Earnest » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:37 am

did he switch off the music as soon as he heard something? See something?

to be sure...was it a deconsecrated church? was it a normal church? Relevant if chaotic? Protestant? Was the church full of people? Full of believers?
Was there a special event in the church? A marriage? A funeral? Christmas? Easter?
was there a mass? A religious service? was there a priest celebrating a mass? was it in war time?

too early and later refer to phases of a religious event? Of a mass? Is it relevant the echo in churches?
Was its sound system to accompany a choir? other singers? Music instruments? Relevant?
When he switched off the music was there need of silence?
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Postby Balin » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:00 pm

did he switch off the music as soon as he heard something? See something? Both, but mainly "heard"

to be sure...was it a deconsecrated church? I don't know what this means was it a normal church? Yes
Relevant if chaotic? I assume you meant "Catholic"; this has now become my favorite typo ever Protestant? This, and not really relevant
Was the church full of people? Full of believers? Yes to both
Was there a special event in the church? Not like any of your examples. It was a worship night, set aside for just singing A marriage? A funeral? Christmas? Easter?
was there a mass? A religious service? was there a priest celebrating a mass? See above
was it in war time? No

too early and later refer to phases of a religious event? No Of a mass? No Is it relevant the echo in churches? No
Was its sound system to accompany a choir? other singers? Music instruments? None of these Relevant? Somewhat, yes
When he switched off the music was there need of silence? No, but not a bad guess.

I'll clear out some of the extraneous bits: The sound system was playing music before the start of the worship event as people were entering the church. The music was meant to be turned off just before the worship band started playing.
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Postby Earnest » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:14 pm

this has now become my favorite typo ever ahahahahahahahah...well I thank the fantasy of my automatic corrector ;)

ok so too early = not just before but minutes before the band began to play right?
Was the sound he heard misunderstood by him? (like he thought to have heard a music instrument playing?)
What he heard = music? a voice?
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Postby Balin » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:50 pm

ok so too early = not just before but minutes before the band began to play right? Yes
Was the sound he heard misunderstood by him? Noish (like he thought to have heard a music instrument playing?) See below
What he heard = music? This a voice?
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Postby Earnest » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:46 pm

was it the music played by the band? If so...was it a rehearsal? Did he and the band know when one should stop and the other should start playing?

Was the man glad because even thought the band began too early, the schedule was somehow respected anyway?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:56 pm

was it the music played by the band? No If so...was it a rehearsal? No Did he and the band know when one should stop and the other should start playing? Yes

Was the man glad because even thought the band began too early, the schedule was somehow respected anyway? No
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Postby Earnest » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:50 am

Did the music come from the outside of the church? Inside? Was it played live by someone? Or by a sound system? Was the music expected? Part of a schedule? If so did the man know the schedule? Was the man a believer? Relevant? Did he know the habits of believers? Did he speak the same language of the believers? Did he wear headphones so that he was just able to hear the music played by the sound system and switched off the system basing on the facial expressions/movements of the believers, guessing that there was need of silence?

Was the man the only one who heard the music? Or also others were able to hear it? Was it christian music?

Music = mainly instruments? Voices? A mixture of both? Relevant?
Did he switch off the music system in order to allow the music to be heard by everybody clearly? Was the music done by believers?
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Postby Balin » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:28 am

Did the music come from the outside of the church? Inside? This
Was it played live by someone? Or by a sound system? This, keep exploring
Was the music expected? Yes Part of a schedule? Yes If so did the man know the schedule? Yes
Was the man a believer? Yes Relevant? No Did he know the habits of believers? Yes Did he speak the same language of the believers? Yes
Did he wear headphones No
so that he was just able to hear the music played by the sound system and switched off the system basing on the facial expressions/movements of the believers, guessing that there was need of silence? So no

Was the man the only one who heard the music? No Or also others were able to hear it? Yes Was it christian music? Yes

Music = mainly instruments? Voices? A mixture of both? Both, he was playing an album of Christian music Relevant? It is relevant that it was an album
Did he switch off the music system in order to allow the music to be heard by everybody clearly? No Was the music done by believers? Yes, see above
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Postby Earnest » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:53 am

So it was an album = he put a CD/USB driver which had different tracks that were authomatically played? Or the man was able to choose which track to play?

The music came from his sound system right? And he stopped a song too early = before its natural ending or before the band began to play? If the former...did he stop the track at the very beginning? More or less in the middle? At the end but before the natural stop?

Is it the first time that he and the others were hearing that music during that event?

Little Wag...was the album at the end? So the first track was about to be repeated?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:07 am

So it was an album Yes = he put a CD/USB driver No, explore! which had different tracks that were authomatically played? Yes Or the man was able to choose which track to play? Yes

The music came from his sound system right? Yes And he stopped a song No, he turned off the sound too early = before its natural ending or before the band began to play? Both If the former...did he stop the track at the very beginning? More or less in the middle? At the end but before the natural stop? As the song was ending, but the band wasn't ready to start yet

Is it the first time that he and the others were hearing that music during that event? Irrel

Little Wag...was the album at the end? So the first track was about to be repeated? No to both
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Postby Earnest » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:56 am

not an expert...sound system = loudspeakers and mixer? was it an LP? A juke box? did he have a PC? Did he control the tracks from the PC? was something going wrong (e.g. he stopped the music too early but he was glad because otherwise something else would have been played? For instance he clicked on a pop up on the PC...)

was him able to choose which track to put and he could see the track number/title of the song he was playing? Or he just count it in its mind (that is in changing song he was not able to see nor the title of the track nor the number so that he needed to listen it first in order to understand which song is played)?

Is skipping tracks relevant?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby GalFisk » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:19 am

So when he turned off the sound, the actual music track kept playing though it was not heard, right? Relevant? If so, was it still being heard by anyone? Or seen, for instance on a VU meter? Was there something wrong with the track?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:37 pm

not an expert...sound system = loudspeakers and mixer? Yes
was it an LP? No A juke box? No did he have a PC? Yes! Did he control the tracks from the PC? Yes, keep going... was something going wrong No but... (e.g. he stopped the music too early but he was glad because otherwise something else would have been played? YES For instance he clicked on a pop up on the PC...) Not this though...

was him able to choose which track to put and he could see the track number/title of the song he was playing? Yes Or he just count it in its mind (that is in changing song he was not able to see nor the title of the track nor the number so that he needed to listen it first in order to understand which song is played)?

Is skipping tracks relevant? No

So when he turned off the sound, the actual music track kept playing though it was not heard, right? Yes Relevant? Yes If so, was it still being heard by anyone? No Or seen, Yes for instance on a VU meter? No Was there something wrong with the track? No
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:30 am

Did something else start playing on the PC, in addition to the music? Something annoying? Inappropriate? Embarrassing? Sacrilegious? Horrible?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:28 pm

Did something else start playing on the PC, in addition to the music? Yes (although not exactly "in addition to") Something annoying? Inappropriate? This Embarrassing? Sacrilegious? Horrible?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Earnest » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:07 am

was it the sound of a video? did he have the phone linked to the PC? was it a pop-up (like he was playing music from youtube and suddenly an advertisement appeared?)
Did he expect that the something else started playing?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby biograd » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:12 pm

Or, was this song in a playlist and followed by a song that was very inappropriate for a church? or did it turn out that the version he was playing was a parody of the song he intended to play, that had inappropriate lyrics replacing some of the usual ones?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:37 pm

was it the sound of a video? See next did he have the phone linked to the PC? He wasn't using a phone was it a pop-up See next (like he was playing music from youtube and suddenly an advertisement appeared?) YES, exactly!
Did he expect that the something else started playing? No

Or, was this song in a playlist and followed by a song that was very inappropriate for a church? No or did it turn out that the version he was playing was a parody of the song he intended to play, that had inappropriate lyrics replacing some of the usual ones? No
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Earnest » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:55 pm

So...he stopped the music as soon as he heard the advertisment? As soon as he heard that music stopped? Or he saw the "yellow bars" indicating that an advertisment is going to be played?
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Re: [Balin] Sound-off, 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Balin » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:24 pm

So...he stopped the music as soon as he heard the advertisment? No As soon as he heard that music stopped? No Or he saw the "yellow bars" indicating that an advertisment is going to be played? No

Actually, you got the last piece with the last set of questions, so I'm calling it a

****SPOILER****

I was running sound for a worship night at my church, playing a Christian music album over YouTube as people came in. I turned off the sound as one song was ending, thinking the band was ready, but they weren't. The song ended, and the next song (video) began with an advertisement... for Victoria's Secret! Suddenly I was glad I'd turned the sound off too early.

Well-solved!
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Re: [Balin] Sound-(*OFF*), 1-2, sound-off, 3-4

Postby Earnest » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:45 am

Well yes...I agree with you...they are very annoying...I cannot imagine if amplyfied!!!
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