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12:10 AM
@HTM What's with Avi and codenames?
Also are you just stuck on the riddle portion now?

Yep, gotta figure that out before I can post my work
@North Exhibit A:
in Codenames, Nov 11 '19 at 18:24, by Avi
so uh metagaming time

Ah
@HTM I'm gonna go ahead and post a small hint
@HTM Alright a hint has been added

Bit busy right now but will check it out when I ya e the time

kay
I'm guessing this is exhibit B?
in Codenames, Nov 11 '19 at 18:34, by Avi
FIGURE - random guess

2 hours later…
2:45 AM
1

Place numbers 1 to 100 in the cells of the 10 x 10 board below in such a way that consecutive numbers occupy neighboring cells (either horizontally or vertically). Shaded cells should contain only prime numbers.

6 hours later…
9:13 AM
1

Across 5. A retired grandmother accommodating man with amazing deal and great price (2,3,3,1,3) 10. Fourteen pounds – unlimited amount of weight (3) 11. Civil engineer is somehow very sour (8) 15. A cross is a straight line (4) 16. Poetic form is flowing, meant Peter (10) 19....

3 hours later…
12:16 PM
0

Collecting us all - quite an achievement Given that we are infinitely many Herculean task - some would say twice so Which is wrongly done for the sake of it. Nowadays a hobby, or sometimes a job Even so, lifetime's usually not enough Yet in some very special condi...

12:37 PM
1

When the vector product politely greeted the king, and when the symbol of faith was decor'ed with lint, we went silent for the kill. Hope you get the hint.

1 hour later…
1:58 PM
0

In the cartesian coordinate system, four points (0, 0),(20, 0),(20, 19) and (0, 19) are used as vertices to draw a rectangle. At first, a ball with negligible size is at the (0, 0) point. It then started to move towards the point (2, 1). Every second, the ball passes the amount of distance betwee...

2:20 PM
Did we reach a consensus that this question was of generally not reopenable status
until such time as they remove "I will be posting one hobby every day"
or is it just not reopenable at all

2:39 PM
0

Given a three dimensional n×n×n cube containing n^3 cubes of 1×1×1, Define a cube tube to be a sequence of 1×1×1 cubes from the n×n×n cube such that: 1) No cube appears in the list more than once. 2) Each cube in the sequence shares a face with the cube directly after it in the sequence. Defi...

2:49 PM
The heck is going on with the pillow spam?

I wake up, and the first thing I'm greeted with is that?

ikr

Literally three or four close votes for the same person
Is there a way to flag the user?

me this morning: `*opens review* *sees a lot of spam from the same user* *begins flagging like crazy*`
you can open a custom flag on their closed question
(don't forget, it's 2 users)

I feel like they're the same people

2:52 PM
of course it is. But they have 2 profiles.

yeah

aaaaaaaaaaanyway

Okay lowkey it's kinda funny
But it is super obnoxious

Allow me to disagree with one of those statements.

I raised a "in need of moderation intervention" flag

2:56 PM
yep
I did the same
stahp
juhst stahp

REVENGE FOR TREE PUNS!
Stomp it out

OK, that's fair.
Do you have any idea how to solve the CCs?
Maybe if we work together...

oh I'm so bad at them
we can try

First we need to find Deus's guide again.

hold up

2:59 PM
89

(Throughout this post, I will be using cryptic annotations in code blocks. The answer word is made up of all of the capital letters; the punctuation, lowercase letters, and spacing is a guide to help understand how the answer was derived from the clue.) What is a cryptic clue? A cryptic cross...

I have it starred
It's the first thing I starred in PSE, apparently

lol

@Sphinx This is undoubtedly the best question ever

That wasn't Sphinx

uh wat

3:01 PM
Look @Brandon_J I would love to try help rn but I'm in a) Trignometree class b) I'm in zero period and it's 7:01 am rn and my brain's not awake

nobody has awarded this question reputation?!
do I go for 10k
or do I go and bounty 500

@Adam See I told Brandon that but noooo he didn't listen

tough decisions, tough decisions

bounty 500, duh

wait what did I miss
oh wait

3:02 PM
You can earn those back but these questions are once in a lifetime

@Avi I will bounty

The guardian cryptics link is soooo useful

Oh that's what you're talking about
It's already been awarded 350 bounty

oh
I thought u meant one of Avi's puzzles

They removed the PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW question
:(.....
I'm just kidding

3:04 PM
lol

@Brandon_J Long time no see!

(About the crying, not the removed question)

Ah, the PILLOW has been removed of completely
@Brandon_J I have zero idea what's going on there lol

3:06 PM
:( no more pillow....

hence, the shameless plug

PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW PILLOW :(

Conspiracy Theory: The Pillow Users were North's socks.

Shucks, you figured out my other secret identity

looks like the main pillow account got nuked

3:08 PM
Yeah

Ali Abbas is still out there, though

Hm he has trees in the background

A fallen hero

@North it's all coming together

Wait why am I revealing my PILLOW identity?!

3:10 PM
have you been going soft?

No, just fluffy
Today, I'm a cotton tree

that's not a thing

It is now
2

11 mins ago, by Brandon_J
89

(Throughout this post, I will be using cryptic annotations in code blocks. The answer word is made up of all of the capital letters; the punctuation, lowercase letters, and spacing is a guide to help understand how the answer was derived from the clue.) What is a cryptic clue? A cryptic cross...

Bombax ceiba, like other trees of the genus Bombax, is commonly known as cotton tree. More specifically, it is sometimes known as red silk-cotton; red cotton tree; or ambiguously as silk-cotton or kapok, both of which may also refer to Ceiba pentandra. This Asian tropical tree has a straight tall trunk and its leaves are deciduous in winter. Red flowers with 5 petals appear in the spring before the new foliage. It produces a capsule which, when ripe, contains white fibres like cotton. Its trunk bears spikes to deter attacks by animals. Although its stout trunk suggests that it is useful for...
Also
Ceiba pentandra is a tropical tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae (previously separated in the family Bombacaceae), native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, northern South America, and (as the variety C. pentandra var. guineensis) to tropical west Africa. A somewhat smaller variety is found throughout southern Asia and the East Indies. Kapok is a name used in English speaking countries for both the tree and the cotton-like fluff obtained from its seed pods. In Spanish speaking countries the tree is commonly known as "ceiba". The tree is cultivated for the seed fibre...

3:13 PM
"cotton- like fluff obtained from its seed pods"

Fine
Today I'm a tree that's growing cotton flowers

"contains white fibres like cotton"

It is now
I'm a tree, don't tell me what I can and can't be, human!

Too late.

btw north

3:15 PM
yea

are there any ciphered messages in your "I'm back!" note?

No

anybody wanna play Contact/Codenames?

You say no but I say...

@Avi No
trust me, you're wasting your time. I'm being serious

3:16 PM
:( time to start looking for things that aren't there

We have 4 people me @Adam @North @Avi

"RED HERRING" encoded incoming

@Brandon_J eh idk if adam would play, but i'm down for codename

@Adam you up for a game?

Sorry I haven't learned codename

3:16 PM
Ooh it's fun

I could teach ya.
I only learned yesterday lol
We could be terrible together!
@North aww, you're so nice
thx for the bounty

No one's worse than avi
@Brandon_J Np ;)
You could take that as a welcome back! or good to see you again!

@Adam so if you have a better excuse, I'll take it, but "Sorry I haven't learned" is not acceptable.

rn I'm just skimming

See now that's a reasonable excuse
well, I'lll probably go and play some ToS
any ToS fans?

3:20 PM
@Brandon_J Yes

Thoracic outlet syndrome?

Town of Salem
but close

oh ic
oh is this online mafia?

Not exactly

3:21 PM
Adios, amigos. leaving this tab open; if we have enough people to play a game, feel free to ping me

I used to play ToS
but it got boring after I started to win
so I started to play all-random matches lol

best/most balance game mode, IMO

what's ToS?

Town of Salem

no ik
but like
what is it

3:23 PM
it's kinda like mafia, but more complex
if u have discord I can stream it and u can watch me play

not now
i'm in class i gtg

It's an investigation game where everyone is given secret roles. The point of the game is that the town roles identify other town roles and get rid of all evil roles

Bai bai

Oh codenames looks interesting. Not gonna learn it yet but I'll come back to it at some point

3:31 PM
@Brandon_J Don't remember, it was like 4 years back lol

@Avi Oh

4:10 PM
CMC

wut

4:25 PM
XD

CMC = Chat Mini-challenge. I can't actually post this riddle since it has no tags

Maybe "password"? A tag may include a pass for entry to (say) a conference. "Tag" is a word. And there is a "password" tag (one of the ones that's near to but not yet past the 200-question threshold where it contributes to the Generalist tag).

@GarethMcCaughan gotta say I'm a little disappointed you didn't solve my latest puzzle within the first 8 minutes!
How dare you have a functional life outside of PSE that takes up some of your time.

@Brandon_J So sorry. I didn't even see the question until your shameless plug above.
I've now looked at it for at least 8 minutes but haven't solved it yet.

@GarethMcCaughan lol I was kidding of course

4:40 PM
shameless plugging works?!
jk

Wait a sec - did Rand pass you back up again?
oh it was the rep change
lol

@GarethMcCaughan 'twas Word+play

ah, that works too. VTC too broad.

agree

4:43 PM
+VTC
now the fake question goes into the fake review queue
wait is that how you spell that word?

review?
queue?

queue

revueu qiew

^ this is the correct answer

oh, duh

4:44 PM
reveu q

auq revoir

Can I take a minute to rant about how the word iron is pronounced iorn?
Or why the word "undisclosed" exists?
OK, rant done

isn't it more like ai urn

5:01 PM
well yes
but still, the transposition irks me
I mean I know that the vowel sounds are wacky in English, but the fact that it's vowel sound, vowel sound, consonant sound, consonant sound rather than v, c, v, c is so annoying.

5:56 PM
What's wrong with "undisclosed"?

@GarethMcCaughan I mean why not just say "closed"?

Well disclosure is to do with availability of information where as closed isn't

I know but why do we make that distinction?

6:13 PM
Eh, English admittedly doesn't make sense ¯_(ツ)_/¯

6:24 PM
(I wonder where the backslash vanishes to. Must be some sort of formatting that I'm unaware of)
\ test *test*

Backslash is used as an escape character to take away any special meaning of the character that follows. Try putting two in a row.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
\\*test*
Ah

"disclose" is a useful word which doesn't mean the same as "open". Why shouldn't we be able to use it fully (including e.g. applying constructions like un- and -ed to it), just beause it happens to be derived from another word?

@GarethMcCaughan did y'all (moderators) check out that Ali Abbas account? It appears he was at least participating in the "pillow" spam with the nuked account.
I raised NAA flags before I thought of raising a Custom flag
also yeah I know that there are good reasons for the word. It just seems that the language would be more efficient if "disclosed" meant the opposite of "closed"

6:52 PM
Nvm the other guy wasn't nuked either

@Brandon_J Compare "undisclosed location" to "closed location"
The former means it's not known where that location is, the other means it's unaccessible

@HTM I know, I know. And I suppose having them as synonyms would probably be confusing.
er not synonyms
having one word mean those two things

Want something even more confusing? Inflammable and flammable mean the same thing

that one's just funny

And "alright" doesn't mean "all right"
Or at least people use them interchangeably when they shouldn't

6:58 PM
I didn't think that "alright" was technically a word.

"alot" isn't a word but I really want it to be

Alot is a town and nagar panchayat in the Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh, India. == Demographics == Alot has a population of 40,948. == Culture == Alot is a tehsil and a small town; it is a tahsil of Ratlam district and the hometown of the Jangalwa Dynasty. Alot is a main station for Jain thirth; Jain people go there daily for the darshan of Lord Jain Swetamber. A small village, Vikramgarh, is also part of Alot. This is because some of the land of Alot lies within the boundary of Vikramgarh so the full name of Alot is Vikramgarh Alot. Major attractions of Alot are Anadikalpeshwar Ma...

I'm not particularly fond of Alot of fire but I like this Alot more

7:14 PM
"I'm bored alot. I need alot of stuff."

7:37 PM
@Brandon_J Didn't nuke either of them. I don't believe either was spamming as such, just being silly.

0

Given this sequence: [12, 13], 25, 58, 52, 98, 108, 780, 568, 306 What is the next number? Note the square brackets.

8:27 PM
2 hours ago, by Brandon_J
Nvm the other guy wasn't nuked either
@GarethMcCaughan yeah I realize that now

8:50 PM
If I say "those who hurt me shall all cry"
what is that a clue for
Shall otters have a substitute for dinner, perhaps? (7)

it has to be

Bc I think it'd be super funny if i answered it first

Aint aint a word?

I mean, sure?

8:56 PM
this statement is false.

But "gg" and "ickel" isn't a word...

preceded by Doctor Electrician Farmer Clerk Saint
ARMER is probably a word, same with rive
same with venue

rive?

rive - to tear apart
probably grendel style
Pine is a word if you take off the last letter
so is Frog - as in "to and fro"
Maple is an anagram of Ample

DEER is REED backwords
CRAB---> CAB
BEAR---> BAR, EAR
LION---> ION
FROG---> FOG

9:05 PM
but what about FROG -> FRO

ehh
x to doubt

if we're just taking off random letters

but lemme see

| Bear | Frog | Lion | Deer | Crab
--------+------+------+------+------+------
Maple | | | | |
--------+------+------+------+------+------
Oak | | | | |
--------+------+------+------+------+------
Hickory | re | | | |
--------+------+------+------+------+------
Birch | | ar | | | ba
--------+------+------+------+------+------
Pine | | op | | |

oh hi

9:15 PM
hi

nice

yeah, does it have anything to do with re ar ba op
using intersections of letters

ma dood is on the right track
(@cmxu)

well yeah I already saw that
actually
perhaps
it's just a plain lookup
first lines -> ar
then we figure out something for next lines to get another piece
and finally we get f + ad
fARM(E->O)R
cL(E->A)RK
nah, doesn't seem promising

9:21 PM
swoops in and intercepts secret
bwehehehe

that's just rude

wut

What do you mean "wut"

Sorry I had no clue about the context of those links so I viewed it without thinking

9:23 PM
xD

@Adam you better not be serious

he's serious

I didn't give context on purpose

I mean it was @Avi

nah I didn't peek
I was joking

9:24 PM
i almost clicked that link lol

@North The text of the message above this was "a secret"
I was tempting you

lol
didm't fall for it

I really shouldn't have said anything and left yous really confused :p

Hi again
So what's the consensus right now?

no idea

9:32 PM
@Brandon_J Check my sercret message pls?

this thing is probably a1z26
Red \ Orange\
|--------> af |--------> di
1.12.6/ 2.25.2/

Yellow\ Green \
|--------> tu |--------> ul
1.24.5/ 2.13.3/

Blue \ Indigo\
|--------> ti |--------> ec
2.1.4 / 2.17.1/

Violet\
|--------> am
1.6.3 /

I thought I looked at both so now they're now expired?

that was what i sent lol

looool
was that really necessary

yes

9:34 PM
Transformed text
Red \ Orange\
|--------> af |--------> di
a.l.f/ b.y.b/

Yellow\ Green \
|--------> tu |--------> ul
a.x.e/ b.m.c/

Blue \ Indigo\
|--------> ti |--------> ec
b.a.d / b.q.a/

Violet\
|--------> am
a.f.c /
ok so i've decoded it

it's AMF
and BNC

it's alf

12=m

I ran this through a computer program
1a2b3c4d5e6f7g8h9i10j11k12L

hm whoops
Have you ever thought that the LANE, STREEt, etc could be initials
LN, ST, AV(E?), DR RD
boulevard is missing
BLVD

9:42 PM
oh, good point

also each row corresponds with a vowel

Avenue?
oh, in the table
yeah, I noticed that, but not sure how it would be helpful
axe and bad for a1z26 though
oh waitt
here's what I think we do
first part gives us Frog + Birch = AR
next part should give us color + a1z26 thing = something
and then we just combine it
AR ID or something

Seems kinda random
Also IF doesn't fit anywhere
fun fact

ooooh
have you noticed

column is trees
PLANT---> PLAN

9:50 PM
that grid has every single letter of the alphabet in it
a-z

row is animal
ANIMAL---> ANIMA

the lazy jog dumps over the quick frown box

dumps?
11/10
wait I think you're on to something
OX JU QU
LA

of course I am on to something. the problem is that even I don't know what I'm onto

buts what's with the trees and animals

9:54 PM
it's a clue for ar

no ik
but why those specific

uv, ud
if
ar, at
op, ox
are these just phonemes or is there a significance to the order of the vowel and the consonant
actually, they're not phonemes
interesting

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