20 Questions (MCC1)

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Postby MCC » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:58 am

Yes emm, I've overlooked tarek's question, it was definitely unintentional.
If you look at the time of posting you'll see that tarek must have posted whilst I was considering and typing a reply to Heuresement's post, but thank you for bringing it to my attention.

tarek wrote:Are you a Triangle or an architectural design tool ?

Yes.

Are you a physical object?
Would you fit in a box of size 1m x 1m x 1m?
Were you created/crafted by an Earth-dwelling living entity?
To serve your function/purpose in general, do you & all your parts have to remain static ?
Do some people make use of you in the ordinary course of their work?
Do you hold it when you use it?
Is paper involved in either your composition or the performance of your function?
If you were constructed in a manner by which every smaller part/area/volume of you is of the same consistancy as the rest, could you still serve your purpose/function ?
Are you a Triangle or an architectural design tool ?
Yes.

Are you a household item? (more No than yes. )
Would I expect to find you on my desk in my office?
Something that interacts with printed matter, maybe?
Maybe.

Are you powered by electricity?
Are you associated with the arts?
Are you generally found in a garden?
Was it used as a murder weapon/tool in some known movies ?
Are you a map or other printed matter?
Is one of your materials an adhesive substance?
Is your primary material a softish paper or cardboard?
No.

One question left.


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Postby tarek » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:01 pm

well, we drfinitely narrowed it down..........

no more guesses to go through them all......... so going for a lucky guess here.......

Are you a TRIANGLE ?

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Postby MCC » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:08 pm

tarek wrote:well, we drfinitely narrowed it down..........

no more guesses to go through them all......... so going for a lucky guess here.......

Are you a TRIANGLE ?

No.

Zero questions left - I win.

You can keep on guessing or I could reveal the answer.


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Postby RW » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:42 pm

MCC wrote:
tarek wrote:Are you a TRIANGLE ?

No.


I was afraid that was the case. At the moment I'm mostly confused by this:

MCC wrote:Is paper involved in either your composition or the performance of your function?

Yes


Many architectural design tools (triangle, ruler...) do not neccessarily involve paper in their function. Is the answer to the question above a definite yes or a probably?

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Postby Heuresement » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:49 pm

How about a protractor or a stencil:?:

As we have gone over the 20 questions, I may as well guess too.
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Postby MCC » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:00 pm

RW wrote:
MCC wrote:Is paper involved in either your composition or the performance of your function?

Yes


Many architectural design tools (triangle, ruler...) do not neccessarily involve paper in their function. Is the answer to the question above a definite yes or a probably?

Although paper is one material used in the performance of its function, other materials can also be used, so in answer to your question I'll change my answer from "yes" to "probable".


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Postby MCC » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:04 pm

Heuresement wrote:How about a protractor or a stencil:?:

As we have gone over the 20 questions, I may as well guess too.

The answer to this 20 questions is:

A protractor.

Well done Heuresement - in 22 questions.


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Postby JPF » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:27 pm

Here’s what I got from 20Q.net:)

1. Is it classified as Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Other, Unknown? Other.
2. Would you give it as a gift? No.
3. Does it get wet? No.
4. Do you use it at night? No.
5. Would you find it in an office? Sometimes.
6. Does it produce gas? No.
7. Is it made out of wood? Sometimes.
8. Can you write with it? No.
9. Is it hard? Yes.
10. Is it found on a desk? Sometimes.
11. Is it smaller than a golf ball? No.
12. Is it a metal? No.
13. Is it a tool? Yes.
14. Could you send it in the mail? Probably.
15. Is it a member of the cat family? No.
16. Do you carry it in your pocket? No.
17. I guessed that it was a ruler (straightedge)? Wrong.
18. Was it used over 100 years ago? Yes.
19. Does it contain words? No.

Q20. I am guessing that it is a protractor (for measuring angles)?

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Postby MCC » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:00 am

Just to be pedantic:D

2. Would you give it as a gift? No.
I don't know if youngsters use them nowadays but when I was at school, a protractor was part of a gift set which included a ruler, a triangle and compass, so I'll would have given this a "probable".

4. Do you use it at night? No.
Depends on the job. A mate of mine, a graphic designer, used to work nights. I can't if he used a protractor or not but he may well have done.

12. Is it a metal? No.
I have in my possession, in one of my tool boxes, a metal protractor.

16. Do you carry it in your pocket? No.
I would say "depends", an engineer on a shop floor might carry one in his overalls.

19. Does it contain words? No.
This may be doubly pedantic but I have with me at this very moment one circular and four semicircular protractors, on all of them there is printed "Made in England", one has "W.H.Smith & Son" and one "Rolinx ltd".
This question is ambiguous, it should say "Does it contain words that are used as part of its function".

For those who have forgotten what a protractor looks like:
click here.


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Postby JPF » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:31 pm

I agree with all your non pedantic comments.
I asked myself what to answer to the same questions.

But that’s not the point.

Even with some “misleading” or imprecise answers, the program finaly found the right solution in 20 Q.

JPF

PS : some shape of protractors here as Christmas gifts:D
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Postby Cec » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:57 am

MCC wrote:
Heuresement wrote:How about a protractor or a stencil:?:

As we have gone over the 20 questions, I may as well guess too.

The answer to this 20 questions is:

A protractor.

Well done Heuresement - in 22 questions.


Considering my recent experience in "What am I (4) I would have thought the answer to Heuresement's question should have been "Yes".:)

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Postby MCC » Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:23 am

Cec, if I had said yes to his question all it would have done is prolong this topic by one or two guesses and since I had already won it wasn't an issue.


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Postby Cec » Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:31 am

Point taken MCC. I posted my thoughts during a temporary distraction from my usual forgiving nature... I did add the smile emoticon:) to show I wasn't really being nasty. I hope I'm still on your Xmas greetings list:D

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Postby MCC » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:03 pm

Fear not Cec, Xmas list not deleted:D

Tis the season of Pantos and awful jokes:D and the season to:
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la
Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

You've heard of Internet Piracy and the pirating of all sorts of goods:

Real Santa's greeting: Ho Ho Ho:!: Merry Christmas:!:

Pirated Santa's greeting: Yo Ho Ho:!: and a bottle of rum:!:

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum.


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Postby Cec » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:27 pm

The bottle of rum won't go far with fifteen men:)

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