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[WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby WiZ » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:04 am

A man is humiliated by a bowl of noodles. Nobody else is involved. What happened?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:15 pm

Bowls of noodles humiliate me on a regular basis, so I don't see the problem here.

No one else involved: does that mean he is alone? Would anyone else ever relevantly see his humiliation? Is he humiliated in more of an internal way?

Is he eating the bowl of noodles? Or intending to? By noodles, do you mean cooked pasta? Of a certain relevant kind? Spaghetti? Other long noodle? Macaroni?

Did this happen to you?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:13 pm

Bowls of noodles humiliate me on a regular basis, so I don't see the problem here.

Ugh, it's awful when puzzles are less lateral in reality than they are in your head. But sometimes, life just imitates art. The other week, I ordered a Virgin Mojito Krusher from a KFC in Bangladesh. I was enjoying it slowly. Then I thought, 'I probably should have ordered this without ice', and drank the rest of it in five seconds.

No one else involved: does that mean he is alone? yes Would anyone else ever relevantly see his humiliation? no Is he humiliated in more of an internal way? yes

Is he eating the bowl of noodles? no Or intending to? not relevantly By noodles, do you mean cooked pasta? I do Of a certain relevant kind? no Spaghetti? We can assume so, for the purposes of this puzzle Other long noodle? Macaroni?

Did this happen to you? Heh, no.
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Postby Westing1992 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:22 am

Is he cooking the spaghetti?
Would another long noodle work for this puzzle?
Are any other ingredients relevant?
Is it an actual bowl of noodles?
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Postby WiZ » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:25 am

Is he cooking the spaghetti? no
Would another long noodle work for this puzzle? yes
Are any other ingredients relevant? no
Is it an actual bowl of noodles? yes
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Postby peter365 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:27 am

This sounds pretty lateral , a few random thoughts if you don't mind

Does he eat the noodles? Is his method of eating the noodles relevant? Does he suck the noodles into his mouth or does he cut them in into bitesized pieces?

Is he using a spoon ? fork? relevant?

Has he prepared them himself? Is the cooking method relevant? Is he eating in a public place? A restaurant? in work? at home?

Is the humiliation caused by staining clothes? having some sort of accident? falling over? being naked in public?
Is something he wants kept secret exposed?
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Postby Balin » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:40 pm

Is the bowl a normal-sized bowl? Bigger than normal? Larger?
Is the bowl used for cooking? Eating? Preparing the food?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:24 pm

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This sounds pretty lateral , a few random thoughts if you don't mind It's what I'm here for

Does he eat the noodles? not relevantly Is his method of eating the noodles relevant? no Does he suck the noodles into his mouth or does he cut them in into bitesized pieces? n/a

Is he using a spoon ? fork? neither relevant? no :P

Has he prepared them himself? irrelevant Is the cooking method relevant? no Is he eating in a public place? A restaurant? in work? at home? irrelevant to all

Is the humiliation caused by staining clothes? no having some sort of accident? no falling over? no being naked in public? no (nobody else is involved)
Is something he wants kept secret exposed? no

Balin

Is the bowl a normal-sized bowl? yes Bigger than normal? Larger?
Is the bowl used for cooking? Eating? this Preparing the food?
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Postby peter365 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:01 am

This may sound odd but does the bowl of noodles get the better of the man somehow? Do the noodles remain in the bowl during whatever occurs?

Is the man's occupation relevant? Is he a public figure? Does he appear foolish in public?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:21 pm

This may sound odd but does the bowl of noodles get the better of the man somehow? A very nuanced question to which my answer is noish to yope Do the noodles remain in the bowl during whatever occurs? yes

Is the man's occupation relevant? no Is he a public figure? no Does he appear foolish in public? no
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Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:51 pm

Do the noodles/bowl move in a relevant way? Does he make contact with the noodles? The bowl? Does he relevantly see the noodles? Smell them? Uh...hear them?
Does the noodles fool him in some way? Make him believe something that isn't true?
Is his location relevant? Could it be in his own home?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:54 pm

Do the noodles/bowl move in a relevant way? no Does he make contact with the noodles? no The bowl? no Does he relevantly see the noodles? yes Smell them? no Uh...hear them? no (worth a shot)
Does the noodles fool him in some way? no Make him believe something that isn't true? no
Is his location relevant? no Could it be in his own home? yes
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Postby Balin » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:11 pm

Is there any relevant design on the bowl?
Is the manner of cooking relevant? Are the noodles cooked in a pot? In a microwave?
Anything to do with "throw a noodle at the wall and if it sticks it's done"? Did he throw the entire bowl instead of one noodle?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:13 am

Is there any relevant design on the bowl? no
Is the manner of cooking relevant? no Are the noodles cooked in a pot? In a microwave? n/a
Anything to do with "throw a noodle at the wall and if it sticks it's done"? no Did he throw the entire bowl instead of one noodle? An amusing scenario, but not the one in question
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Postby Balin » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:01 pm

Do the noodles relevantly move? Does he relevantly touch them? Eat any of them?
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Postby peter365 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:37 pm

I love that in our LTPF world it's ok to ask if he could 'hear the noodles' :lol:

Does he intend to use the bowl of noodles in someway other than for nourishment? Could this scenario play itself out with a bowl of rice? Cereal?

Is he trying to cure himself through some alternative healing? Is hypnosis relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:02 pm

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Do the noodles relevantly move? no Does he relevantly touch them? no Eat any of them? no

Peter

I love that in our LTPF world it's ok to ask if he could 'hear the noodles' :lol: The moment this becomes an unacceptable question, we will have failed ourselves.

Does he intend to use the bowl of noodles in someway other than for nourishment? yes! Could this scenario play itself out with a bowl of rice? Cereal? yes, either

Is he trying to cure himself through some alternative healing? no Is hypnosis relevant? no
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Postby Balin » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:36 pm

Is he going to use the noodles to feed a pet? As a Halloween substitute for "brains"?
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Postby WiZ » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:03 am

Is he going to use the noodles to feed a pet? no As a Halloween substitute for "brains"? no

Keep these creative ideas flowing, though...
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Postby peter365 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:54 am

In the man's plan will the bowl of noodles ever interact with another object? Does he intend to display it? Will the noodles come to represent something? Is this art? a protest?

Does the bowl break ? get upturned?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:03 am

In the man's plan will the bowl of noodles ever interact with another object? Yes, more than one Does he intend to display it? yes! Will the noodles come to represent something? yes! Is this art? no, small ish a protest? no

Does the bowl break ? get upturned? neither
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Postby Balin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:20 am

Are the noodles going to be displayed in a classroom? In a museum? On a stage?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:17 am

Are the noodles going to be displayed in a classroom? In a museum? On a stage? none of the above
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Postby peter365 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:36 am

Is this a publicity stunt? A marketing ploy? Will the noodles appear on TV?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:42 pm

Is this a publicity stunt? not really A marketing ploy? not really Will the noodles appear on TV? no, but explore
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Postby Balin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:22 am

Are the noodles going to be filmed? For a movie?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:41 am

Are the noodles going to be filmed? For a movie? no to both, but ORT
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Postby Balin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:03 pm

Will the noodles be photographed? Drawn? Painted?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:31 pm

Will the noodles be photographed? yes (in fact, they already have been) Drawn? Painted? no to both
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Postby Balin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:34 pm

Was the man present in the photograph?
Was he humiliated by the photograph more so than the actual bowl?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:39 pm

Was the man present in the photograph? no
Was he humiliated by the photograph more so than the actual bowl? yes
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Postby Balin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:34 pm

Did he think the photograph was an actual bowl of noodles and try to eat it?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:43 pm

Did he think the photograph was an actual bowl of noodles and try to eat it? no
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Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:26 am

Is he advertising? For a restaurant? Or otherwise for a food-related product? Are reflections relevant? Is there something in the photograph that he did not intend? Or does the photograph appear to depict something unintended (via framing, cropping, coloring, etc.)?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:37 am

Is he advertising? yope For a restaurant? Or otherwise for a food-related product? no to these Are reflections relevant? no Is there something in the photograph that he did not intend? no Or does the photograph appear to depict something unintended no (via framing, cropping, coloring, etc.)?

I have answered both of the last questions in respect of the photograph itself, but exploring the interrelation of the photograph and unexpected consequences may prove fruitful...
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Postby Balin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:17 am

Unexpected consequences: loss of money? Of business? Of reputation?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:23 am

Unexpected consequences: loss of money? Of business? no to both Of reputation? This is much closer. Remember, nobody else is (necessarily) involved.
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Postby Balin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:44 pm

Did the man take the photograph? Does he know who took the photograph?
Relevant the circumstances where he encountered the photograph? Did he encounter the original photograph? A reproduction?
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Postby peter365 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:39 pm

Is he trying to create a false back story for himself? Is he claiming an impoverished childhood (a sort of Asian 4 Yorkshiremen!!)?

Are the noodles in the photo supposed to represent something else?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:44 pm

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Did the man take the photograph? yes Does he know who took the photograph? Left as an exercise for the reader
Relevant the circumstances where he encountered the photograph? yes Did he encounter the original photograph? A reproduction? this, svv of "reproduction"

Peter

Is he trying to create a false back story for himself? Arguably yes - DOYD of 'false' Is he claiming an impoverished childhood (a sort of Asian 4 Yorkshiremen!!)? No (love the sketch, though - exclaiming 'Luxury!' at any display of privilege has entered the family vocabulary...)

Are the noodles in the photo supposed to represent something else? Yes!
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:06 am

Are the noodles supposed to look like something else? Represent something else in a symbolic way? Such as carbohydrates? Food culture? Food cost?
Is anything except the bowl and the noodles relevantly present in the photo? Relevantly not present? Other photos relevant? Is it a digital photo? Relevant? Are the noodles cooked? Hot? Relevant? Does steam from the noodles fog up the camera lens?
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Postby peter365 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:33 am

Do the noodles represent something from an abstract perspective or something that actually resembles noodles?

Do he get exposed along the lines of 'that isn't a ******* it's a bowl of noodles!' ?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:32 pm

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Are the noodles supposed to look like something else? no Represent something else in a symbolic way? yesish Such as carbohydrates? Food culture? Food cost? but no to these examples
Is anything except the bowl and the noodles relevantly present in the photo? no Relevantly not present? yes Other photos relevant? yes Is it a digital photo? yes Relevant? yes Are the noodles cooked? Hot? assume yes Relevant? no Does steam from the noodles fog up the camera lens? no

Peter

Do the noodles represent something from an abstract perspective yes or something that actually resembles noodles? No - what they are supposed to represent ought not to look a thing like a bowl of noodles

Do he get exposed along the lines of 'that isn't a ******* it's a bowl of noodles!' ? no; there is no deceit taking place
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Postby peter365 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:43 am

Does he misinterpret something? mishear? Poodles relevant (he asked with hope but not much confidence)?

Does he share this photo online? Was he entering a competition ?
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Postby trebor » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:55 pm

Are the noodles supposed to represent a living thing? A physical, tangible object? More than one object? An intangible thing?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:17 pm

Peter

Does he misinterpret something? no mishear? no Poodles relevant (he asked with hope but not much confidence)? Arf.

Does he share this photo online? yes! Was he entering a competition ? noish

Trebor

Are the noodles supposed to represent a living thing? yes A physical, tangible object? yes More than one object? no An intangible thing? no
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Postby peter365 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:24 am

Hmmm Noodles represent a single living thing that bears no resemblance to Noodles. This is a toughie.....

Is the living thing something that is widely consumed by humans?

Had he googled imaged a picture of a bowl of noodles and shared that would the humiliation have occurred?

Is food relevant apart from the noodles, is he reviewing something? Trip Advisor relevant? Is food snobbery or those irritating people who post pictures of their dinner relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:23 pm

Hmmm Noodles represent a single living thing that bears no resemblance to Noodles. This is a toughie..... Lateral, one might even say.

Is the living thing something that is widely consumed by humans? no!

Had he googled imaged a picture of a bowl of noodles and shared that would the humiliation have occurred? yes, under the same circumstances

Is food relevant apart from the noodles, no is he reviewing something? no Trip Advisor relevant? no Is food snobbery or those irritating people who post pictures of their dinner relevant? no, although I agree that they are both irritating
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:37 pm

Is the living thing a mammal? Is it bigger than a bowl of noodles? Is it an insect? Arachnid? Vetrebrate? Parasite? Single-celled organism? Plant? Fungus? Does it have a brain? Is it toxic for humans to eat? Tasteless? Foul? Immoral? Is it part of a bigger organism? Such as a leaf on a tree? Or a bone in a body? Is it extinct? Could green-colored noodles represent this thing?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:02 pm

Hi, GalFisk. I see you've landed safely once again.

Is the living thing a mammal? yes Is it bigger than a bowl of noodles? yes Is it an insect? Arachnid? Vetrebrate? yes to this, no to rest Parasite? Single-celled organism? Plant? Fungus? Does it have a brain? yes Is it toxic for humans to eat? no Tasteless? It (reportedly) has a flavour, but eating this would indeed be considered 'tasteless' by many Foul? yes Immoral? big yes Is it part of a bigger organism? no Such as a leaf on a tree? Or a bone in a body? Is it extinct? no Could green-colored noodles represent this thing? yes, to the same extent
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:15 pm

Is it a human? Ape? Is it eaten anywhere? Cat? Dog? Pet? Friend?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:27 pm

Is it a human? yes Ape? Is it eaten anywhere? Yes, but irrelevant Cat? Dog? Pet? no to these Friend? Someone's friend, sure
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:48 am

Do they represent: any human? One specific human? A member of a specific set of humans? Is the history of noodles relevant? Of other pasta products?
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Postby biograd » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:25 pm

Did he intentionally arrange the bowl of noodles to represent the person?

Were the noodles arranged to form a likeness of the person's face? or of (some other part of) the person's body? or alternatively, did the noodles "represent" the person in an abstract, non-visual manner?

If the latter, was it the general concept of "noodles" that was meant to represent the person? or the specific way the noodles were arranged within the bowl? or the bowl in relation to something else? In representing the person this way, did he reveal a scrund he had about the person?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:36 pm

GalFisk

Do they represent: any human? One specific human? this A member of a specific set of humans? Is the history of noodles relevant? no Of other pasta products? no

Biograd

Did he intentionally arrange the bowl of noodles to represent the person? no

Were the noodles arranged to form a likeness of the person's face? or of (some other part of) the person's body? no or alternatively, did the noodles "represent" the person in an abstract, non-visual manner? yes

If the latter, was it the general concept of "noodles" that was meant to represent the person? or the specific way the noodles were arranged within the bowl? or the bowl in relation to something else? none of the above; at least, by design In representing the person this way, did he reveal a scrund he had about the person? no
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Postby peter365 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:05 am

Were they meant to represent himself ? Was the bowl comprised of just one really long noodle? relevant?
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:51 am

Was the bowl representing a certain aspect or trait of the person? Was he embarrassed because the representation was flawed?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:18 pm

Peter

Were they meant to represent himself ? yes! Was the bowl comprised of just one really long noodle? no relevant? no

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Was the bowl representing a certain aspect or trait of the person? yesish Was he embarrassed because the representation was flawed? no
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Postby trebor » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:10 am

Was he humiliated because he realized something about himself? Because he couldn't replicate something of his with the noodles/bowl/photo? Is the relevant thing not in the photo another bowl of noodles? Is it a living thing?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:52 am

Was he humiliated because he realized something about himself? Yesish Because he couldn't replicate something of his with the noodles/bowl/photo? no Is the relevant thing not in the photo another bowl of noodles? no Is it a living thing? yes
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Postby peter365 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:28 am

Is it another human? A family member? His spouse?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:27 pm

Is it another human? It is a human A family member? His spouse? no to these
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby peter365 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:47 am

Would it have made sense to include the other person in the photo? to represent them? with another bowl of noodles? some other food item?

Was his intention to compare himself to the other person? To negatively impact them? Do we need to find out particulars about the other person? Are they real? fictional ? Is their occupation relevant? Does he know the person?

Is the specific set of people that would view the photo relevant? Are they his facebook friends or Instagram followers? Or was he posting it on a forum where lots of people he doesn't know would see it?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby WiZ » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:21 pm

Would it have made sense to include the other person in the photo? yes to represent them? yes with another bowl of noodles? no some other food item? no

Was his intention to compare himself to the other person? no/FA To negatively impact them? no! Do we need to find out particulars about the other person? One thing Are they real? fictional ? Real (but irrelevant) Is their occupation relevant? no Does he know the person? yes

Is the specific set of people that would view the photo relevant? Yes! Are they his facebook friends or Instagram followers? no, but ORT Or was he posting it on a forum where lots of people he doesn't know would see it? also no, but ORT for slightly different reasons
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby trebor » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:51 am

Is he the person who should be in the photo? To prove that he has accomplished some task/been somewhere/is about to eat the noodles? Something similar?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby peter365 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:04 am

Was this a failed attempt at humour? Is the expression 'you are what you eat' relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 pm

Trebor

Is he the person who should be in the photo? yes To prove that he has accomplished some task/been somewhere/is about to eat the noodles? no Something similar? no

Peter

Was this a failed attempt at humour? no Is the expression 'you are what you eat' relevant? no
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby Balin » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:55 am

Was the person in the photo eating the noodles? Cooking the noodles? Was he facing the camera?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:24 am

Was the person in the photo FA eating the noodles? Cooking the noodles? Was he facing the camera? n/a to all
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby peter365 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:08 pm

With your permission WiZ I'd like to have a go at summarising what we've learned .... please point out any errors.

A man shares a picture online of a bowl of noodles. There is a specific relevant set of people who will see this picture but they are not facebook or Instagram followers. The man is not trying to win a comnpetition.

The bowl of noodles are supposed to represent the man himself or some trait of his (with an ish)

The picture of the bowl of noodles causes the man some level of humiliation which is yopishly to do with his reputation . Nobody else is involved. The scenaro would work just as well with a bowl of cereal or rice.

Had the man included himself in the photo this humiliation would not have arisen or would at least have been mitigated (not sure about this).

There is nothing relevant about the bowl, the noodles,whether he eats them or the method of cooking.


Now for the questions.
Does he email this picture to anyone ? Does he tweet it? Is the phrase Twitter Feed relevant ? Does he do this in response to some event? Is he actively seeking self-discovery? or is this an unfortunate by-product?
When he realises whatever he comes to realise does he remove the picture? Does the humiliation occur when the man looks at the picture after he's shared it? or is the realisation that he's done so enough?

I've loads more but I'll leave it at that.
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:35 pm

A man shares a picture online of a bowl of noodles. yes (or undergoes the necessary steps to, at least)

There is a specific relevant set of people who will see this picture but they are not facebook or Instagram followers. yes The man is not trying to win a comnpetition. correct (for what we would ordinarily conceive a competition to be)

The bowl of noodles are supposed to represent the man himself yes or some trait of his (with an ish) also yes

Free hint: I would focus on these as key elements of the solution

The picture of the bowl of noodles causes the man some level of humiliation which is yopishly to do with his reputation correct . Nobody else is involved. yes The scenaro would work just as well with a bowl of cereal or rice. yes

Had the man included himself in the photo this humiliation would not have arisen or would at least have been mitigated (not sure about this). This is correct. I think he would still have been surprised, however.

There is nothing relevant about the bowl, the noodles,whether he eats them or the method of cooking. correct

Does he email this picture to anyone ? no Does he tweet it? no Is the phrase Twitter Feed relevant ? no Does he do this in response to some event? no/not necessarily Is he actively seeking self-discovery? no or is this an unfortunate by-product? yes
When he realises whatever he comes to realise does he remove the picture? yes/doesn't post it in the first place Does the humiliation occur when the man looks at the picture yes after he's shared it? no or is the realisation that he's done so enough? correct
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby peter365 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:38 pm

Do we need to establish anything more about the man? His appearance? Physical features? hobbies ? relationships? age? beliefs? outlooks?

Anything else about the picture we need to establish? is it a close up? does he photoshop it in any way? alter the colour?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby GalFisk » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:39 pm

Is the man trying to win an argument? To make a puzzle? A rebus? To impress someone? Would including himself say something relevant about: him? How the noodles were made? Where the noodles are? Does the picture of the noodles relevantly look like a stock photo?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby WiZ » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:11 pm

Peter

Do we need to establish anything more about the man? no, but: His appearance? Physical features? relationships? These three are all relevant at a conceptual level

Anything else about the picture we need to establish? no; merely that it is noodles and not him is it a close up? does he photoshop it in any way? alter the colour? no/n/a to all

GalFisk

Is the man trying to win an argument? no To make a puzzle? no A rebus? no To impress someone? yes! Would including himself say something relevant about: him? yes How the noodles were made? Where the noodles are? no to rest Does the picture of the noodles relevantly look like a stock photo? no
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby peter365 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:26 am

Is he trying to impress a woman? a potential date? Online Dating websites relevant? Tinder?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby WiZ » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:24 pm

Is he trying to impress a woman? yes a potential date? more relevantly this Online Dating websites relevant? yes! Tinder? yes
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby peter365 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:40 am

Hmm... my girls seem to spend a lot of time on Tinder, purely for the laugh they tell me.

So he was about to use a bowl of noodles as his profile pic? Did his bio humorously reference noodles or similar? Was he trying to make a funny pun ? Limited knowledge of how this works (honest) but is swiping left or right relevant? Would people be less inclined to swipe right as they'd be abstractly knocking the bowl off the table?

Would they ideal have been to have him in the photo on the right of the noodles and his bio said 'if you like me feed me some noodles' but it makes no sense if he's not in the photo? or something along these lines.

Was he actually hoping to attract a date? Did he realise he'd come across as creepy?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby Balin » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:26 pm

I've never used Tinder, so...

Was this picture his profile? Would Tinder relevantly crop the picture? Leaving only the noodles?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby WiZ » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:51 pm

Peter

Hmm... my girls seem to spend a lot of time on Tinder, purely for the laugh they tell me. Ah, the third millennium's answer to 'I read it for the articles'.

So he was about to use a bowl of noodles as his profile pic? yes Did his bio humorously reference noodles or similar? no Was he trying to make a funny pun ? no Limited knowledge of how this works (honest) but is swiping left or right relevant? no Would people be less inclined to swipe right as they'd be abstractly knocking the bowl off the table? no (but what a lateral thought!)

Would they ideal have been to have him in the photo yes on the right of the noodles no and his bio said 'if you like me feed me some noodles' but it makes no sense if he's not in the photo? or something along these lines. It's something simpler and far more embarassing

Was he actually hoping to attract a date? yes Did he realise he'd come across as creepy? not creepy, but explore

Balin

I've never used Tinder, so... Neither have I. There is one relevant aspect to it which probably isn't unique to Tinder.

Was this picture his profile? yes Would Tinder relevantly crop the picture? no Leaving only the noodles? n/a

Remember, the outcome of having noodles as a profile picture is embarrassing and demeaning to him even before anyone has had a chance to see it.
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby Balin » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:43 am

Is auto-focus relevant? Did whatever device he took the photo with focus on the noodles rather than his face?
Did he try to take a selfie? But forgot to switch his phone to the front-facing camera?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby WiZ » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:28 am

Is auto-focus relevant? no Did whatever device he took the photo with focus on the noodles rather than his face? no; assume the photo of the noodles turned out as he desired
Did he try to take a selfie? no But forgot to switch his phone to the front-facing camera? That is certainly an embarrassing situation; the solution, however, is worse.
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby GalFisk » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:22 am

Did he intend to have noodles as his profile picture? Relevant that Tinder is usually shown on phone screens? Is the size of the picture when seen in the app relevant? Is any text accompanying it relevant? Such as his name?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:29 am

Does Tinder feature an AI which is supposed to "find your most appealing profile pic" or such, and it picked the photo of a bowl of noodles?
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby peter365 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:38 am

Lemoncurry's guess sounds right to me .
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy

Postby WiZ » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:24 pm

Does Tinder feature an AI which is supposed to "find your most appealing profile pic" or such, and it picked the photo of a bowl of noodles? Indeed.

***** SPOILER *****

The man was choosing a profile picture for his Tinder account. Tinder has an algorithm which is designed to find the most attractive picture of him. It chose a picture of a bowl of noodles that happened to be on his phone.


Well done, LemonCurry. Some excellent questions and hard work from Peter, Balin, GalFisk and others. Never in a million years pictured this as a long-runner.
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy [DELIVERED FROM EVIL. RAM

Postby peter365 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:54 am

Fantastic puzzle WiZ , really lateral with a satisfying solution.
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy [DELIVERED FROM EVIL. RAM

Postby irishelk » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:19 pm

Good one! Poor guy. But too be fair, a nice bowl of noodles is pretty gorgeous.
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Re: [WiZ] Use your... no, too easy [DELIVERED FROM EVIL. RAM

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:26 pm

Brilliant. I won't be forgetting this one.
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