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9:00 AM
Oh, and how can someone guess the word on my mind?
 
@Techidiot You *win* by keeping your word safe for as long as possible
 
Once you reveal enough letters
 
Like this: Is confusion your word?
 
Oh. So until someone else gets caught ut?
 
So until we guess your word, you are safe
 
9:01 AM
Oh. So, I have to reveal another letter of the word the next time?
 
Argumentative
 
So to recap, we post clues until we get one that you can't, revealing a letter each time. At some point you'll reveal enough letters for us to know
 
Or will it always remain C?
 
All the clues must clue a word that matches the letters given so far
 
@Techidiot If someone contacts on a clue you've given up on and gets it right
 
9:02 AM
Contact for bobo
 
Okay.. Lets continue.
 
Hang on, I'm new-ish to contact too
 
@The infinite solution plane is wonderful!
@Techidiot Have you got anything for Bird Machine?
 
What's stopping the defender from ignoring a clue they can't get?
 
Cage? @Bobo
 
9:03 AM
For TGE's clue you mean?
 
Nothing, except being a jerk :P
 
@TheGreatEscaper Nothing, except being annoying
 
Yeah. TGE Cage
 
(Oh, ninja'd)
 
Do i say -1?
What's the purpose of the minuses and pluses
 
9:04 AM
If it's wrong -1, right +1
 
I mean, can't I just say that it's wrong :P
 
@TheGreatEscaper Well you could, but that wouldn't be fair
 
Cranes TGE
 
This game works on a trust system
 
No I mean
Why - or +
why not just wrong or right
 
9:05 AM
You don't have to use +1/-1 :P
 
Its less typing ? :p
 
@TheGreatEscaper Too much effort :P
 
Also yup that's right @tech
See look at how much effort I put into my replies
 
:) @boboquack now what?
 
Vault-like puzzle
 
9:06 AM
I'm also taking the time to say that the intended answer is 'CRANE', so that there isn't any plurality mismatch, but I'm not a jerk :P
So I accepted cranes
 
@Techidiot You've sucessfully defended another challenge
 
Ahh. Okay
 
So the aim of the game is to fend off the challenges indefinitely.
 
SP Cryptic?
Hmm..
 
We star the current clues so it's easy to see -> on the starboard
 
9:07 AM
Yep
 
Yeah. That will be better
@Sp3000 Yep was for my answer?
 
Yeah cryptic
 
Okay, this might be cheating a little since I know my contacts interests:
Sum function
 
fyi clues can be anything, the goal is just to make an attacker guess the right word so it can be as remote as you want
 
Cmon @bobo
Waiting for the easy contact here :P
 
9:09 AM
Sorry, looking at past AMO papers
 
Me = not preparing at all
 
Mental blank...
 
@TheGreatEscaper Copy?
 
I have a guess but it seems terrible
 
Nah... I highly doubt you'll get this one Tech
Bobo is my only hope, but he's gotta remember stuff about functions
 
9:10 AM
So much for not a jerk :P
 
Shhhhhhhhhhh
I am a man of many feces
 
Contact TGE
 
*faces
 
There's an edit button you know.
 
TGE Complete?
 
9:11 AM
There's making mistakes on purpose, you know
 
@Techidot, anything on Argumentative?
 
Nah Tech, sorry
 
Thinking...hold on
 
Oh, and no googling
 
Oh yeah, I contacted argumentative
 
9:12 AM
That would be cheating
 
Caviling @boboquack
 
-1
 
Contrary?
 
What's caviling?
 
Contrart? You mean contrary?
 
9:13 AM
Controversial?
Yeah. Sorry. Typo
 
+1 then for contrary
 
:D
 
Damn, that was my contact guess
 
I had no idea
 
Remote thingummy
 
9:14 AM
That's an easy contact :P
 
Sum function, sum function, ....
 
I'll trash that clue
Here's my new one
 
I contacted it though D:
 
Sum recognizable function that is stupid for all reals
 
Contact!
 
9:15 AM
CEILIDH?
 
I mean, I'm pretty sure tech still won't get it
 
@TGE CEILIDH
 
Sorry but no (I don't even know that word)
 
Your original one sounded like 'Capital sigma'
 
CLUELESS?
 
9:16 AM
Nope
 
Crass?
I give up if not this :)
 
@TheGreatEscaper I think it has to be a scrabble word though...
 
Oh oops, are those the rules?
Surely it's a scrabble word
double checks
 
We've done clues which weren't up til now so... awks
 
It's in collins dictionary
 
9:17 AM
@Sp3000 Or at least somewhat valid
OK, I'll take that then
 
And yeah I've seen some pretty weird words here
It's not crass
 
Cauchy's (function equation) - f(a+b)=f(a)+f(b)?
 
Haha.. Anything beyond thesaurus is out of bounds for me :p
 
Yup
@Tech, now you need to give the next letter of your word
 
So now you reveal a letter @Tech
 
9:18 AM
And math is I suck :D
 
Ninja'd :O
 
Ninjad
 
... was that what your original clue was?
 
@TheGreatEscaper Now I ninja'd you :D
 
9:18 AM
I do maths with bobo every now and then
 
I was so sure it was COMPOSITION
 
Techidot defending: CI
Mine was control
(Remote control)
 
Fallacy
 
Charlie Chaplin @bobo
 
9:19 AM
Sorry
 
Also all our words have to be CI words now
 
Idiot :p
 
Toilet bowl
 
Contact @bobo
 
@boboquack Hold on
 
9:20 AM
Let N' be the point on segment AE such that MN' is tangent to w. It is sufficient
to prove that N' = N. What fun!
 
Should my next letter be really the 2nd letter or any letter from my word?
 
Contact bobo
 
Second letter
 
@Techidiot The second letter from your word
 
Has to be in order
 
9:21 AM
Oh damn!
:(
 
Doesn't matter
 
Now, I have lost 3
 
Think of a word starting with CI
 
It's okay, we'll pretend that we never saw the I
Or yeah, choose a CI word
 
Haha
 
9:21 AM
That hasn't been mentioned
 
Okay
 
@Techidiot You thought of one yet?
 
New word picked up
 
OK
 
So, where are we with the clues? let me scroll
 
9:22 AM
Check the starboard
 
Yeah
 
Bobo's has been contacted
 
I've got 10 minutes left
 
Twice, I think
 
Thanks
 
9:23 AM
@Sp3, you want to make a clue too?
 
Thinking
 
Okey dokey, I might trash my clue since it hasn't been contacted
Here's the replacement:
 
Loopy fallacy
 
Is that a change of your previous clue?
 
9:24 AM
A last question from me
 
I've made you an RO so you can help star and unstar messages @The
@Techidiot Yeah...
 
Yeah, that's a replacement
 
Should the new words start with CI or just I?
 
Someone star that clue please :)
 
@Techidiot CI
 
9:25 AM
Everything is CI
 
Okay
 
@TheGreatEscaper You can pin then unpin to put a star.
 
Tragic content returning
 
@sp contact!
 
And pin for 'so-and-so defending: XYZ'
 
9:26 AM
Hmm..Those are tough!
 
I think mine's the only one that hasn't been contacted, although I had assumed that at least one other person would have the arcane general knowledge interest to get the clue
 
I've got 5 minutes...
 
I give up on toilet bowl
 
@The?
 
Contact TGE
That took too long
 
9:27 AM
CISTERN
 
+1
Reveal another letter @Tech!
 
Oh no, my clue probably gets broken
 
(In the form 'Techidot defending **CI?**')
 
Techidot defending CIT
 
9:28 AM
Yeah Circular there goes TGE
 
@boboquack What about other clues? They go in vain?
 
Yep
 
Cool!
 
Shape of city background
@Techidiot If they don't work
 
Mine's gone too, if TGE wants to say what it was
 
9:29 AM
CIGAR
 
Yup :)
Reference (noun)
 
Contact sp
 
Contact Sp
 
@SP Cite?
 
@Techidiot (verb)
 
9:31 AM
Oh, also contact bobo
 
citation
@SP
 
Yup citation is correct
 
Person will soundly sit with Apple's meditation product
 
Not a cryptic?! Gah
@Techidiot got mine yet?
I have to go, like, almost right now
 
Thinking. Citadal bobo?>
 
9:33 AM
-1
 
Contact TGE
 
Nice, sp :)
 
AFK for a bit...
 
Aw, alright
 
Ping me if something happens
 
9:34 AM
Now you've just made it easier :P
 
Sorry! I felt like I needed confirmation
 
:P
Good to have I guess
What sort of thing you get if you smash melon?
 
Contact!
It seems like our minds work on the same plane, sp :P
 
@TGE Citrix? though its too far from being right
:p
 
You got the first three letters :P
 
9:37 AM
Never heard of that word...
It's a no from me
 
I give up on THE
 
@Sp3000, you're up!
 
TGE's is CITIZEN
 
Yup :)
 
I think this has turned into intro to pseudo-bad-cryptics for Tech :P
 
9:39 AM
Haha
 
Person = citizen,
soundly sit = cit
apple's meditation product is of course = iZen
xD
 
I am being bombarded :p
I haven't heard of it
:(
 
It doesn't exist
It's just a play on their naming process
 
We don't have enough apple fans here
Oh okay
 
fyi the CIGAR one was [t]RAGIC <-
 
9:40 AM
Yknow, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iCloud, etc.
Regardless, we need a new letter from you, tech!
 
Techidot defending CITR
 
As an Australian, my favourite Apple product the one that lets you make damaging statements about other people
 
@boboquack what was yours?
 
[/bad cryptic jokes]
 
9:41 AM
Wait, sp you're Aus???
Cityscape, I believe
 
Yeah
 
+1
And that's my cue to leave
 
Oh man! Its AUS vs IND :p
 
fyi my clue still holds
 
9:42 AM
I feel like Sp has got this word
 
My first word was CRICKET FYI
 
Ah
 
Insect game (7), nice :P
 
TGE, to unstar, you can go to the starboard, click the arrow that appears on hover, then click 'cancel stars'
 
Yup, I know :)
 
9:43 AM
To pin, see when you edit
 
Yup yup yup
All good
 
To star your own message, pin then unpin
Or if you reach your vote cap
 
That I did not know
 
Quirk in the software :P
Anyway, bye!
 
@Sp3000 Citrus?
 
9:44 AM
Yup
 
Lovely! That ends my word :D
Hahaha
 
:)
And that's how the game works
 
And I am educated now. :) Cool. Its complicated for the new
And you guys were generous with the simple clues :p
 
Were they? I think they got weirder towards the end :P
 
cit-iZen was pretty wacky :P
 
9:47 AM
It they were simple I would have been on my 2nd letter :p
BRB. Lunch
 
10:10 AM
Heya @Alconja and @Ankoganit
 
Hi @The
 
My nickname is so boring... -.-
xD
 
hehe
Too bad @TGE won't ping you
 
@TheGreatEscaper Hi (slow reply, only ~1/10th actually here)
Who's defending?
 
Noone
No ongoing game right now
Wanna start one?
 
10:18 AM
Can't defend, I'll be off again in a bit.
 
Doesn't look like we have enough people atm
 
All good
 
Sid
@Techidiot If you are here, Probably a hint for Nad-Fed Puzzle.
 
10:37 AM
Hi Sid
@Sid Added a hint.
 
 
10 hours later…
9:01 PM
Hi @Sp3!
 
9:16 PM
Hey
 
9:46 PM
What do you guys think of having a bot to automatically do all the pinning/starring?
 
9:59 PM
@Volatility That would be great!
Sp, you still here?
 
Yes for now, but not for long enough to play
 
10:21 PM
@Volatility How do you make said bots?
 
stealing some basic code from github, and then customising it for what we need it to do
 
@Volatility Do you need RO access to do it?
 
the bot will (for pinning)
but wait til I actually get it done ;-)
 
@Volatility And how will the bot get past the rep limit?
Like RottersSlave did?
 
yeah, just edits/answers/questions/whatever
 
10:27 PM
Maybe you could actually see whether LukasRotter can help you with some of the code...
 
10:45 PM
Hi @Alconja!
 
11:09 PM
@boboquack Sorry, hi. Wasn't really here, just reopened my browser and this was in the background.
 
And hi @Deus!
 
Hey!
 

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