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12:04 AM
@Sid Bleh. There were six sub-puzzles plus the meta. You said "please don't post partial answers unless you've solved at least three of the sub-puzzles". I had correct answers to all six sub-puzzles, correct solutions to four of them (apparently you intended something different for the first but that's not my fault, and now that I know the correct answer to the clue in #5 I didn't have I think it's unsound because the definition isn't correct), and the final answer including [...]
... the extra-credit bit. I would have kept at it for longer before posting with only that much, but I had other stuff that needed to be done urgently. I do feel pretty stupid for not getting the second sub-puzzle since a moment's non-stupid googling would have turned it up. I'm not convinced the final sub-puzzle's clues are solvable without back-solving (not your fault; it's the nature of PD clues). So, I dunno, I don't think "skimmed" is fair.
Sorry if I sound grumpy. The weather is not helping my mood at the moment :-).
(In case it isn't clear, the distinction I'm making between "correct answers" and "correct solutions" is that the former means saying correctly what the answer is and the latter means knowing and explaining why as well.)
anyway, AFK for a while now.
 
 
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1:53 AM
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Q: Is Grandpa Irrational? Another Grandpa Mystery

DEEM Grandpa likes iron skillets but not aluminum pans He likes m&m but not just "m" He likes Michigan but not Georgia Why is that?

 
 
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3:33 AM
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Q: My name, my name, it's a guessing game!

Rewan DemontayI needn't be late, that would be bad As a man with a job, I must get to work I must travel quickly now, so I go I travel by the underground train I have bills that I need to pay I need that money to live My name is just a name, it's rather dull If you feel lonely, as I do, feel free to give me...

 
 
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6:35 AM
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Q: What is an Earth Word™?

ConifersThis is in the spirit of the [What is a Word/Phrase™][1] series started by [JLee][2] with a special brand of [Phrase™][3] and [Word™][4] puzzles. The Earth is composed with many various elements or objects. But some of them belong to the Earth Word™, some of them don't. If a word conforms t...

 
 
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Sid
7:40 AM
@GarethMcCaughan Regarding the definition(in #5), I have seen White=European in at least one rather reliable site on the internet. As for the first one, I concede that was shodiness on my part
 
8:14 AM
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Q: You have untill Saturday to figure this out!

NvrtonI live if you drop me off a building but I die if you put me in water. What am I?

 
 
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10:33 AM
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Q: What is an Union Word™?

ConifersThis is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. After a long period of division, tends to unite; After a long period of union, tends to divide. This has been so since antiquity. - The Three Kingdoms If a word conf...

 
 
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12:53 PM
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Q: Brain-breaking 3D masyu

jafeThis is a three-dimensional masyu puzzle.1 The five squares depict the layers of a $5\times5\times5$ cube. The goal is to make a single loop in 3D space which fulfills the following properties: The line passes through centres of cells and makes 90-degree turns only. The line cannot cross itself...

 
@Sphinx @jafe I wonder if there's a sensible way to define a three-dimensional masyu puzzle whose solution is a two- rather than a one-dimensional manifold.
 
1:52 PM
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Q: A piece of string

GhostDog98"For a puzzle quite absurd, Find one and an extra word: They can both describe some string, But they'll mean a different thing. Lastly, split one into three. Change the second, you'll be free." Good luck, i will mark the correct answer when someone gets it.

 
2:33 PM
absolutely
...what's a manifold?
 
um
sorry, term of art. I meant a surface, something two-dimensional
 
i believe i've seen a 3D puzzle where instead of drawing segments to make a loop, you had to draw planes to make an enclosed region
found it! it was a Slitherlink variant: web.mit.edu/puzzle/www/2016/puzzle/cubism
 
yeah, so that idea
 
3:12 PM
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Q: Thursday's Blocking Donimoes Problem

Don KirkbyI've designed a set of dominoes puzzles that I call Donimoes. You slide the dominoes like the cars in Nob Yoshigahara's Rush Hour puzzle, always along their long axis. The goal of Blocking Donimoes is to slide all the dominoes into a rectangle, without sliding any matching numbers next to each ot...

 
 
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5:12 PM
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Q: Somebody hacked my calculator

FlanManHarvey the hacker struck again. After powering on my calculator, I entered the Keystrokes in the order shown below. Instead of the Expected Result, I got the Hacked Result. What will be the last Hacked Result? \begin{array}{|c|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Keystrokes}&\textbf{Expected Result}&\textbf{H...

 
 
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7:52 PM
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Q: root and floor function

ThomasLIf $\lfloor x\rfloor$ denotes the floor function of x, show that $\lfloor n^a+(n+1)^a \rfloor$ = $\lfloor n^a+(n+2)^a \rfloor$ is true for $a=\frac{1}{2}$ and wrong for $a=\frac{1}{3}$, where n is a positive integer.

 
 
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10:07 PM
@msh210 The answer is rot13(avgebtylpreva, juvpu vf fhpxrq nf zrqvpngvba jura fbzrbar vf fjrngl naq bhg bs oerngu qhr gb na natvan nggnpx, naq juvpu va yvdhvq sbez jvyy rkcybqr vs ivoengrq.)
@Rubio ^
I'm going to be very disappointed if the CCCC is using 'scuttle' to mean 'scurry', as I've been working only on the assumption that it's using it to mean 'allow to sink'.
 
10:26 PM
Why would that disappoint you - it’s a perfectly valid meaning of the word.
@msh210 Heh :)
 
@Rubio because I've been working on the other angle
 
10:48 PM
Is this okay?:
 
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Q: #, %O, and so on

msh210I woke up this morning to find someone had added a new button to my basic calculator. Besides the $+$, $-$, $\times$ and $\div$ buttons, there's now also a $\#$ button. I figured, "Well, this probably won't blow anything up" and set to trying it out. It didn't blow anything up. What it did do w...

 
@msh210 No. That's an abomination of punctuation. Definitely not okay
 
@Mithrandir lol
Fair enough. I meant, is the question just posted by Sphinx okay?
 
Oh, uh, er, *vanishes*
 
oh that's what it does.
 
10:55 PM
Looks okay to me, but I haven't exactly been too active on Puzzling main in a while, so... take what I say with a grain of salt, I guess.
 
@Mithrandir ok, thanks
 
11:09 PM
@msh210 looks ok to me. I assume the title is what it is for some reason, and %O isn’t there randomly.
A tag might be appropriate, if it’s appropriate :)
 
11:20 PM
@Rubio From the tag wiki it seems like that's for where the things are in an order. Like, 2#3=2 is specifically before and not after 55#7=11. Right?
@Rubio No, that's just gibberish. (I kid.)
@Rubio thanks for the feedback
 
@Rubio:
Although that is specifically a lowercase o.
 
I don’t follow links to quora. *harumph*
 
Oh, bah. Yeah I am well aware of *printf escapes hehe
 
(That's not a hint. I'm just substituting @GentlePurpleRain 's link with an equivalent one.)
 
11:33 PM
The proper man page source is, of course, at linux.die.net/man/3/printf
 
@Rubio the proper man page is accessible via man and not on the Web :-)
 
@msh210 pattern doesn’t need to be sequence, it can just be recognizing the pattern of outputs from inputs.
 
@Rubio hmm... I don't know
 
@msh210 Granted.
(We specifically have for those)
 
@Rubio If a final line "10 # 12 = ?" could be in place of my "Why?", does that mean is appropriate?
 
11:36 PM
Sure
 
Okay, then I'll add it.
 
I need to give up I can’t type on this thing lol
 

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