12:36 AM
(x-7)^2 = (x+3)^2
x-7 = x+3
-7 = 3
wtf happened here

12:57 AM
@matt Equality of squares can mean two things: either they're equal, or one is the negative of the other.
(Or, in this case, just expand both sides and simplify the equation to get a linear equation.)

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6:16 AM
Oh come on. I submitted an edit but I overlooked another typographical error -_-
If anyone could approve the edit then override it with their own by changing "personnalities" to "personalities", or simply override/reject my edit and just notice and change the errors themselves, that would be great

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7:29 AM
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Some simple mathematic equations are converted into these sentences. What are they? Candice's land (in \$m^2\$) is equal to the total area of Albert's land and Betty's land (in \$m^2\$). On March 14\$^{th}\$, the frequency of the radiation waves is exponentially higher. The price of a litre of water ...

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9:33 AM
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This is part 8 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, Today I'm enjoying some quiet time after a long flight. As you know I'm at least as much a fan of places of worship as the next traveller, and the one I saw today is certainly worth the visit. Some cells in the grid can contain...

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10:47 AM
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My prefix expresses the profound, My suffix is found in bread, My infix is the cosmic sound, My whole is mourning for the dead.

Give a "G", say. 4 letters.

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12:41 PM
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How to edit my maze question to improve understandability? How can this three dimensional ball maze be solved? I just want to include the maze without his answer and correct it- can I do that? I was really hoping Graylocke would respond with the desired content. He has basically said yes since h...

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3:01 PM
Is this answer NAA because it's just a "hint" with a pattern that doesn't actually hold for more than 2 squares?

3:18 PM
hints can still be useful.

And it isn't really a useful hint because the pattern it notes doesn't hold for the rest of the sqaures

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5:04 PM
@oAlt Reviewers have the option to "improve edit."

5:23 PM
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i tried to solve the next problem: the hour and the minute hand of a clock are indistinguishable, can you find those hours and minutes that are indistinguishable? i've tried to solve that with the following python code, but failed. can someone help me how can i find those hours? python code: pair...

6:12 PM
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When it is crypted, it is gobbledygook, when it is decrypted everyone who reads it understands! zorrqpxj gzu fuebmtvbkexjt gzu baq Happing decoding :)

6:26 PM
@Deusovi How might you clue DERELICT from RELIC, or vice versa? It's almost an uncovering, but not quite

7:02 PM
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For this puzzle, I define the distance between two letters as the shortest way on a QWERTY keyboard to go from a letter to another with a path. Examples: Q and W are seperated by a distance of 1. 2 for E and T. 2 for I and N going through J. 9 for Z and P. The average number of letters in the ...

7:51 PM
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Note: This riddle is similar to this riddle: 1000 gold coins to share with the king, except now YOU are the king, and the rules are switched up a bit. And the situation is wackier... You are the King of a great kingdom in an unknown world. You sent a knight to a dungeon and he killed the dragon a...

8:16 PM
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Here is a puzzle I came up with. Ali and Billie are approaching a river from one side, and Casey and Devin from the other side. Ali shouts: "Do you two also want to cross?" Casey shouts back: "Yes! This should be no problem, there is plenty of boats on each side, and it takes just one minute to c...

9:05 PM
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"Bad" Design is on purpose. Your task would be to fill the two empty spaces with the correct sign.

9:23 PM
Holy Shit, BmyGuest is back

Hello, BmyGuest. You must be important to merit a "Holy Shit" :)

Hi, thanks!
Well, I've been a very regular for quite some time, but simply haven't had any real-life time to follow along for a long time.
But today I got one of those ideas in my head that simply don't let you rest... so I better put them in a puzzle.

Is it a good idea?

1

After fighting hordes of undead, slaying several gargoyles and finally dispatching of the evil necromancer himself, the adventuring party finds itself in the treasure vault beneath the mage's tower. There is plenty of gold around, but the one thing the adventurers came for - the magical Sword of ...

Well, only time will tell. It certainly kept me entertained for a few hours building the puzzle.

9:30 PM
Puzzle looks cool!

Those things are always a bit border-line. If it's too easy than it's now fun, but sometimes "too hard" simply means "not a good puzzle". I hope not, but we'll see. I'll definitely will not give hints for at least a week.
(Thanks bobble)

9:47 PM
@bobble whatever happened to your no-swearing rule? :p

Oct 12 at 19:57, by bobble
One of the exceptions to my no-swearing rule is quotes

yyyyeah that's what i linked to

and I was quoting Lukas

.... forget i said anything
uh anyway
have i missed any bobblie updates, @sciborg?
(I can't not ask)

"Last seen 56 mins ago"

9:55 PM
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There are four natural numbers \$a\$, \$b\$, \$c\$ and \$d\$ such that \$a<b<c<d\$. They satisfy the following equation: \$a^2\$+\$b^2\$+\$c^2\$+\$d^2\$= \$abcd\$ What is the smallest possible value of \$d\$? This is a math puzzle, so please solve it without computers.

plugs a^2+b^2+c^2+d^2=abcd into wolfram alpha
thank you, wolfram alpha

10:59 PM
hi north

Bonjour

comment ça va

Bof
Et toi?

euh ça va bien
Qu'est-ce que tu fais maintenant?

I think you're the only remaining bobblied avatars

11:02 PM
Well, this crown stays on

ouaaaaaais!
I love my profile pic

@Voldemort'sWrath I was trying to think of a response, but I stop taking French after this year soooo

lol
what level of french?

French 2 lol

oh im in french 3 rn but I speak, read, and listen at a higher level than 3

11:03 PM
Nice

yeep
google translate word reference!

Maintenent, je parle avec toi

@Voldemort'sWrath use 3 - on either side

I think that was the correct grammar. Oh well

oh lol
btw it should be "parle" not "parles"

11:04 PM
like this

thats for the "tu" conjugation

Oh I had it right lol

i see thx bobble
my teacher hates google translate
as im sure every other language teacher does

I put "parle" and then I'm like "je" has "s" so I put "parles". French 2 LMAO

Que feras-tu plus tard?

11:05 PM
@Voldemort'sWrath Yeah, I think that's universal

lol
or, as the french say: mdr
^ morte de rire

@Voldemort'sWrath Ooh fancy future tense.

I would double-check my Japanese paragraphs with Translate

japanese would be a cool language to learn, i imagine

11:08 PM
That's how I can tell you're in French 3 lmaoo. We learned a bit of the other future in French 2, but pretty much everybody goes with "Je vais ...."

i see

Futur simple? I forgot the terms

what about je _____ai?
like je ferai

The definitive future past?
That was French 1. Along with L'imperfect

Japanese only really has 4 tenses, and words all conjugate predictably... except for a few exceptions, and the fact that the conjugation rules are stupid complicated and vary based on how formal you're being

11:09 PM
l'imparfait :):)

I like passe compose better

well it depends on the situation
passé composé isn't always correct

Yeah.

like for "i was sick" you would say

But I just like it better. It's very straightforward. "I killed him." "He died." "

11:10 PM
not j'ai été malade

je lui ai tué
il est mort
also you wouldnt say il a mouru

@Voldemort'sWrath My french 1 teacher explained l'imperfect as "...used to"
@Voldemort'sWrath Yup! We learned that in French 2

yea
idk about used to tho

It worked well in French 2

11:12 PM
this is a french chat now

"I used to be sick", "I used to eat humans", etc.

désolé c'est notre tchat maintenant
hmm
i would say more like
j'ai eu = i have had
j'avais = i had
stupid chat cooldown :C

"I used to have", I definitely had

interesting
do you just wanna ad lib a conversation?

11:14 PM
ok lol

My French sucks

i'm sure you're not that bad

Je parle terrible at Francais

ok nvm :):) jk

11:15 PM
je parle terriblement français

Mon francais est terrifique :D
As demonstrated by above

:):)
so what's new?

Oh I didn't even see :P

now you have something to do!
that upvote just now better have been you, @PrinceNorthLæraðr

(votes are anonymous and thus I voted for you)

11:18 PM
uhhhh huhhhh
k gtg

nice talking to you!
bai

わたしはちっとにほんごをはなした

Ooh, Japanese

(I spoke a little Japanese)

11:20 PM
Our school only offers Spanish, French, and Chinese. Hmph
I wanted to take Latin

Also note the past tense - I remembered the sentence structure & conjugations but had to look up both "a little" and "spoke"
And no one would ever write just kana - that sentence would have some kanji in it
All in all I'm not great at Japanese :)

lol
As someone who knows no Japanese, that looked completely normal
:P

If you want to pronounce it, "wa-ta-shi wa chi-(short pause)-toe ni-hone-go o hah-nash-ta"
or, translated literally: "I little Japanese spoke"
where "wa" and "o" are grammar markers

11:42 PM
evil duolingo bird appears

11:59 PM
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There is something special about these three numbers. Many other numbers fit this list but these three should be the most common ones. \$2\$ \$1666\$ \$18364758544493064720\$ What is the hidden rule behind the creation of these numbers?