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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:30 | 914472 Ragnarok
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TD, it was Die Hard 3. Die Hard 2 was the airport and the SA Dictator.

 

Riddle 1:

As I was going to St Ives

I met a man with seven wives

Every wife had seven sacks

Every sack had seven cats

Every cat had seven kittens

Kittens, cats, sacks, wives

How many were going to St Ives?

 

Riddle 2:

You are given a 5 gallon jug and a 3 gallon jug in front of a fountain. Measure out exactly 4 gallons of water.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:35 | 914531 Montecarlo
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Fill the five from the three, mark the line, then fill the five with five.  Pour from the five to the three so that three remain in the five.  Now mark the three.  That is your 2 GAL line. Empty the five, and fill it twice from the 2Gal line in the three.  Good times.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:41 | 914551 Ragnarok
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OR

- Dump a full 3 into the 5

- 2 from a new 3 into the 5 (filling it)  leaving 1 in the 3

- Dump 1 into empty 5

- Dump 3 into 5 containing 1 to make 4

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:45 | 914572 thetruth
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or

- fill up 5

- from 5, fill up 3, leaving 2 in 5 and 3 in 3

- pour out 3 on the floor

-pour remaining 2 from 5 into 3, left with 0 of 5 and 2 of 3

- fill up 5

- dump 1 from 5 to fill up remaining 1 of 3, left with 4 in 5 and 3 in 3

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:56 | 914789 Zyroh
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the ZH Paradox:

only ZHers have the presense of mind to liberate the gold in central banks during a revolt.

only ZHers realize there's no more gold in central banks, so we don't bother.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:52 | 915068 knukles
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Or in applying the Heisenberg Principle; "One either knows how much gold there was or how fast it left."

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:01 | 914971 saulysw
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OR

- Fill up 3, and pour into 5

- Freeze it

- Fill remaining space in 5 (2 units at the top), twice.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:24 | 915024 A Nanny Moose
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That water expanded when you froze it. Plus there is the whole waiting to freeze thing. We need instant gratification here

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:30 | 915032 saulysw
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Hey, I didn't say it was the *best* solution, or the most practical....but it is a solution of sorts.

I agree, most of the others are better!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:54 | 915074 knukles
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Or, by eye, just saw off the top 2/3 of the fucker, fill the bottom and say; "Here." 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 23:22 | 915349 Rahm
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Will you be my Chief of Staff?

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 01:27 | 915549 UncleFester
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What about...drink 4 gallons of beer, wait an hour, then piss in the 5 gallon bucket?

UF

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:43 | 914563 countryboy42
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Fill the five, then fill the 3 from the five. 2 gal left in the five. pour out the 3 gal, and pour the 2gal in the now empty 3 gal container. refill the 5 gal, and use to fill the 3 gal (1 gal out of the five) 4 gal left in the five gal. container. No pen needed.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:03 | 914627 MrBoompi
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You are given a 5 gallon jug and a 3 gallon jug in front of a fountain. Measure out exactly 4 gallons of water.

-- You can do it without marking the jugs.  Fill up the 5 gal jug.  Fill up the 3 gal jug from the 5-gal jug, leaving 2 gal in the 5 gal jug.  Dump out the 3 gal jug and dump the 2 gallons you have in the 5 gal jug into the empty 3-gal jug.

 

Fill the 5-gal jug full again, then fill the 3-gal jug (containing two gallons of water) from the full 5-gal jug and you'll have 4 gallons remaining in the 5-gal jug.

 

 

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:40 | 914552 Monday1929
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one is going to st.ives

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:53 | 914598 Batty Koda
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Only if the riddler is male, if the riddler is female we have to get into a debate about the colloquial use of "cat".

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:40 | 914554 Bastiat
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Wives: 7

Sacks: 49

Cats: 343

Kittens: 2401

total kittens cats, sacks wives:  2800.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:20 | 914667 downrodeo
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the traffic congestion only occurs in the outbound lanes

 

1 is the answer

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:56 | 914790 attst487
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You don't know that the answer is one. You do know that it is at least one (the author), but there isn't any available information about anyone else going or not going. There could be several thousand headed there on another road.

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 00:55 | 915499 Dr. Sandi
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You don't know that the answer is one. You do know that it is at least one (the author), but there isn't any available information about anyone else going or not going. There could be several thousand headed there on another road.

Ahh, sophistry, the main educational benefit of 4 years at Harvard.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:06 | 914977 saulysw
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Wives: 7

Sacks: 49

Cats: 343

Kittens: 2401

total kittens cats, sacks wives:  2800.

 

What about the narrator? +1 ? And "a man"? +1 ?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:52 | 914592 DisparityFlux
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Oh come on, just unload a 11 round clip into the mofo asking the questions and move on.

Sun, 01/30/2011 - 14:37 | 918079 Dr. Sandi
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Yowzah! A man of action!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:01 | 914621 figuringitout
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1. Fill the 5 -> Pour into 3

2. Empty the 3 and pour the remaining 2 gallons from the 5 into the 3 -> Result is 2 gallons in the 3 gallon jug and the 5 gallon jug is empty.

3. Fill The 5 gallon jug again

3. Pour from the 5 gallon into the 3 gallon until the 3 gallon is full. Since there are already 2 gallons in the 3 gallon jug (from step 2), you would empty 1 gallon from the 5 gallon jug...leaving 4 gallons in the 5 gallon jug.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:05 | 914629 bankonzhongguo
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"And for the motherfucking win ..."

So funny, I just released my eggs.

 

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way ..."

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:53 | 914779 Heroic Couplet
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Fill both half way.Pour the smaller into the larger.

2.5 + 1.5 = 4. Pour the 1.5 (3 gal) into the (5 gal).

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:53 | 914780 sabra1
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every wife had seven brian sacks? or was brian kicked in the sacks?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 19:56 | 914960 Miss Expectations
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Riddle 3:

How many central bankers can fit between a rock and a hard place?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 23:08 | 915322 Buck Johnson
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I know the St Ives riddle, it's a good one though.  How many were going to St Ives, it was the Person of course he said it in the first line.  The man was someone he met while the person was going to St Ives.  Also the 5 Gallon jug and 3 Gallon one is good also. 

Step 1, Fill the 5 gallon jug and then pour it into the 3 gallon jug.  The 5 gallon jug has 2 gallons left. 

Step 2, Now throw the 3 gallon water away.  Pour the 2 gallons from the 5 gallon jug to the 3 gallon jug.  So no the 3 gallon jug has just 2 gallons of water. 

Step 3, Fill the 5 gallon jug again, and pour 1 gallon to the 3 gallon jug. What do u have left in the 5 gallon jug ?? 4 gallons of water.. !

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 09:57 | 915786 Ima Pseudonym
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Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out,

Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out,

Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out,

Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out,

Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out,

Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out,

Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out,

Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out,

Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out,

Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out,

Fill the 3, pour it into the 5, then dump the 5 out ......

Oh, excuse me, we are talking water here, for a moment

I thought we were talking something else.  Once

you get into a habit, it is hard to break.

BB

PS. I was just filling the 3 gal first to throw you off.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:25 | 914475 whoopsing
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Out to lunch?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:33 | 914515 VegasBD
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All the ISPs in Egypt were told to stop resolving .eg DNS traffic

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 07:03 | 915713 asteroids
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That's a start but if you know the IP address in Egypt you are on your way. What has happened is that they "effectively" turned off the routers. They withdrew BGP announcements for networks in Eygpt. I bet some networks inside Egypt are working.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:25 | 914477 SpeakerFTD
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There's a third Gruber brother?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:33 | 914520 VegasBD
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yippie kiyyea mother fucker

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:26 | 914479 aheady
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Insufferable.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:29 | 914486 ReallySparky
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Come on the Money is gone.  The bank was looted a long time ago.  Heck it was probably HSBC and JPM, they needed to cover their shorts.  Unfortunately soon they will also loose their national treasures and museum items, which will turn up in private collections.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:51 | 914589 iDealMeat
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WikiLeaks would take state dept. computers and HD's..  oh, wait..  never mind..

Send em to me..  I'm a buyer..

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:29 | 914494 cougar_w
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Internet kill switch

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:36 | 914532 VegasBD
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turned off dns, they dont have a kill switch

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:39 | 914549 cougar_w
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I meant that. Nobody around here knows what DNS is. Though as a practical matter they could filter at the border routers, I don't think there is more than one or two trunks getting in, should be easy enough to shut things off for 90% of the country.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:56 | 914608 faustian bargain
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Unless people start digging their phone modems out of storage in the attic.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:19 | 914665 cxl9
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Normally Egypt is decently connected to the Internet. Their main commerical provider, TeData, peers with Cogent, Verio, Level3, among others (Mentor Graphics?), although how many actual physical cables these run on is a matter for speculation.

http://www.fixedorbit.com/AS/8/AS8452.htm

But, no, this is not simply a DNS outage. They've fallen off the global Internet completely as their route advertisements have been withdrawn ..

==============================================
=  Global Crossing International IP Network  =
=    Contact:  GBLX-IP NOC: ncc@gblx.net     =
=     +1-800-404-7714 | +1-406-651-4028      =
=  UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS STRICTLY PROHIBITED!  =
=                                            =
=             Route View Server              =
=   All connections and keystrokes logged    =
=      for European Route View Server        =
==============================================

route-server.ams2>sh ip bgp 193.227.1.1
% Network not in table
route-server.ams2>

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 18:22 | 914674 Thorny Xi
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you beat me to it ... they're not in the DNS or routing tables right now.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 19:29 | 914892 spinone
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maybe another cargo ship was dragging its anchor

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 21:00 | 915091 knukles
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Oh Yeah!
Remember the last time a "anchor was drug" in the Mediterranean about 5 years ago cutting 3 separate lines and were repaired within several days and just so happened the USS (or whatever the initials are) Jimmy Carter was there and voila! the lines were repaired.

Hint, look up the Jimmy Carter submarine. 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:09 | 914989 saulysw
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cougar_w : "Nobody around here knows what DNS is."

Actually, I think that there are quite a few switched on IT people here.

Sat, 01/29/2011 - 00:59 | 915503 Dr. Sandi
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Good place for a reminder. If you can't connect ZH during the next revolution, use the IP address:

ZERO HEDGE http://188.126.66.68/

Good until their SP changes it or until the drones blow up the server.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:30 | 914498 Boilermaker
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Wasn't the Pres-o-dent of Eqypt a no-show on TV today?

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:31 | 914507 DonnieD
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He was supposed to address the country. Probably too busy loading up the armored truck on the way to the airport.

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