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  1. Let's see if I can show the answer in a graphical way. The POWs were lined up so that #3 could see #2 and #1, #2 could see #1 and #1 couldn't see anyone. 3-> 2-> 1-> There were seven possible combinations of beenies: B B B (a W B B (b B W B (c W W B (d B B W (e W B W (f B W W (g 3-> 2-> 1-> The only way #3 would know for certain the color of his beenie was if both #2 and #1 were wearing white (g which would mean #3 was wearing black. But this wasn't that case, so #3 didn't say anything. Since #3 stayed silent, #2 realized that #3 could see at least one black beenie. So according to #2 the possible combinations were: ? B W (a ? W B (b ? B B (c 3-> 2-> 1-> #2 could see that #1 was wearing a black beenie and realized that the beenie on his own head could still be either black or white, (b or (c, so he didn't say anything either. Since #2 stayed silent, #1 realized that #2 didn't know if it was case (b or (c and in both of those cases #1 was wearing a black beenie. 10 points to Licensed Devil for figuring it out.
  2. We have a winner! Way to go Licensed Devil!
  3. This isn't a trick question. POW #1 figured out what color his beenie was. Night Hawk is on the right track.
  4. No, POW #1 was the first and only POW that said anything.
  5. A good guess, but no. The POWs were not standing out long enough for heat to be an issue.
  6. The beenies don't come down low enough so that the POWs can see the beenie on their own head.
  7. No The POWs could not move or else they would be shot
  8. No, the box with the beenies was removed before the blindfolds were taken off the POWs. Keep trying.
  9. Three prisoners of war were taken to a field and shown a box containing two white beenies three black beenies. The soldiers then blindfolded the POWs, placed a beenie on each of their heads and lined them up as follows before removing the blindfolds: 3-> 2-> 1-> (the arrows indicate the way each POW is facing) POW #3 could see both POW #1 and POW #2, POW #2 can see POW #1 and POW #1 can't see anybody. The POWs are not allowed to move and the first time one of them speaks he must correctly guess the color of his own beenie. If he is wrong, all the POWs will be killed on the spot, but if he is right all the POWs will be released. After a few minutes, POW #1 says, with absolute confidence, "I am wearing a black beenie" and the POWs are released. How did he know what color his beenie was? Again, if you already know this, don't say the answer.
  10. Wow, you guys are quick. The first error was that the word "three" should have been "two", so the sentence should have been: Their are two erorrs in this sentence. And then the two remaining errors are the obvious spelling errors. Good job guys.
  11. Their are three erorrs in this sentence. Can you find them? Don't answer if you already know this.
  12. I once accidentally stabbed myself in the nose with a toothbrush. I drew blood...
  13. I can't wait to see what kind of things we will get out of NASA's research. Last time we got Teflon and velcro!
  14. When deciding on the language we examined both Lua and Python and came to the conclusion that Lua was a better choice for our project. Right now we're debated whether or not to stick with Lua or switch to Ferite.
  15. Thanks guys. Maybe this year I'll get the Ferrari I've been asking for...
  16. www.Bluesnews.com, it doesn't do any reviews or articles itself, but it provides links to all the other sites. It is updated several times a day and has many links to game and hardware reviews as well as developer interviews, driver updates and more.
  17. lol, great post! I love the Japanese one.
  18. *** THERE WILL BE MINOR SPOILERS THROUGHOUT THIS POST *** The Matrix Watch Ability - 9 This movie is very engrossing. I am always ready to watch it again. This is my personal favorite movie of the trilogy. Genre Quality - 9 Simply amazing, I remember watching the dojo scene and thinking "Wow, that's really Keanu Reeves and Lawrence Fishburne fighting!" The lobby scene was just incredible and the special effects were astounding (bullet-time, helicopter crash, etc). Originality - 9 A very unique idea. It has been touched in several B-movies (eXistenZ, The 13th Floor) but The Matrix developed the idea more fully. Acting - 8 I'm not very good at critiquing this category, I thought the acting was just fine. Nothing stellar though. Plot/Story - 10 This movie caught me completely off guard. When I saw it I had no idea what was going on for the first 30 minutes. The story has so much depth to it, especially once you see the whole trilogy. Overall - 9 An amazing story with amazing visuals. I was completely blown away by this movie and it only got better the more I watched it. The Matrix Reloaded Watch Ability - 7 There are several scenes in this movie that I thought were completely pointless or very badly delivered. The trance/sex scene and the burly brawl are two that immediately come to mind. Genre Quality - 9 Some of the best visuals I have ever seen (the freeway scene, the weapon battle), but there are parts where Neo just looks too fake. Originality - 8 Obviously this must be lower than The Matrix as it is the sequel. Acting - 8 Same as before. Plot/Story - 10 *** MAJOR SPOILER *** This is my favorite episode plot-wise. The discussion with the Architect and Neo's ability to stop the squideys made me question not only the entire movie, but the entire first movie as well. There are a lot of deep theological questions hidden throughout the entire film (i.e. "what is choice?"). Overall - 8.4 Amazing story, but some unnecessary scenes and poor delivery damaged the movie as a whole. The Matrix Revolutions Watch Ability - 9 The third film is very easy to watch. It is an intense ride all the way through. It was also a lot less intelligent than the previous two films. Genre Quality - 10 Again, amazing visuals. The battle at the dock was an incredible experience. The CG characters were a lot more convincing in this one as opposed to Reloaded. The final battle between Neo and Smith was especially cool. Originality - 7 *** POSSIBLE SPOILER *** This movie was the most "standard sci-fi" of the three as most of it took place in the real world. It actually reminded me of "Return of the King" in the sense that the battle is raging and two people attempt to reach the heart of the enemy's realm. Acting - 8 Same as before. Plot/Story - 6 In my opinion, the ending of the trilogy ran out of steam. I was not really satisfied with the ending and I think they could have come up with a better solution. Overall - 8.0 Great visuals and delivery, but a disappointing ending to an otherwise amazing trilogy. There was so much potential for this film and it all went untapped.
  19. The first movie I remember seeing in a theater was Short Circuit. I was about 5 years old and a preview for The Blob came on, it scared me to death.
  20. I was surprised this test was so short. I got 129 though.
  21. I think I'm addicted to these forums...
  22. I got the nickname Cougar on a youth trip 10 years ago and I couldn't think of anything cooler.
  23. Story: - Deus Ex: Very mature and developed story about conspiracies - No One Lives Forever: One of the funniest scripts in a game Action: - Quake: First FPS I ever played online - Unreal Tournament: Fast and furious fun Realism: - Battlefield 1942: The coolest WWII game ever. Immersion: - Deus Ex: I felt like I was actually involved in the conspiracy. - System Shock 2: A very creepy game, expecially at the beginning. Scenarios: - Savage: This game has some beautiful maps. - Tron 2.0: Definitely a unique style, but it fits the game perfectly. Fun: - Duke Nukem 3D: First game I ever played multiplayer over a LAN. I would play one-on-one wth my friends for hours. - Quake: I still play this game every once in a while. - Battlefield 1942: Guns, vehicles and huge maps. What else do you need? Technology (at its time): - Quake: I was amazed that enemies had a backside. - Quake III: This game blew my mind. It was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen and it ran like silk on my Pentium 233MHz. Misc (rarities, etc): Max Payne 2: Bullet Time has been brought to the next level. Combine that with explosions and real-time physics and you get a barrel of fun.
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