One quiz at a time

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Cookie » 10:43 Thu 21 Sep 2017

This may take a while but how about ...Monis.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 12:24 Thu 21 Sep 2017

Cookie wrote:
10:43 Thu 21 Sep 2017
This may take a while but how about ...Monis.
+1

VERGENOEGD?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 10:16 Fri 22 Sep 2017

Neither Monis nor Vergenoegd.

But it does start with the same letter as Monis.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Cookie » 10:23 Fri 22 Sep 2017

It must be Murate Cape Ruby.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Cookie » 10:25 Fri 22 Sep 2017

Cookie wrote:
10:23 Fri 22 Sep 2017
It must be Murate Cape Ruby.
Should read Muratie.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 20:41 Fri 22 Sep 2017

It was Muratie. Their NV Cape Ruby. It wasn't bad.

Better than the Allesverloren 2011 Cape Vintage. That tasted like a cold stabilised and filtered ruby; I was not impressed. It wasn't up to the standard of a good LBV like Sandeman.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 13:54 Thu 05 Oct 2017

There should perhaps be an analogy to the Bishop of Norwich in this thread. :wink:

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 21:40 Sun 15 Oct 2017

Seizing ancient powers.

Explain “cafe humid palace”.

As you would surely expect, there is a good answer relevant to the business of this forum. But what?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 20:24 Mon 16 Oct 2017

Two clues: “stick hush goes”; “congratulations hope organs”.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 19:50 Tue 17 Oct 2017

Royal Companhia Velha, via the Marquis of Pombal.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 22:26 Wed 18 Oct 2017

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Royal Companhia Velha, via the Marquis of Pombal.
No. A blind fumble in the dark, in vain.

It isn’t entirely clear, but “tile.sweat.craft” might be nearer. Or “stands.plots.varieties”.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Doggett » 22:52 Wed 18 Oct 2017

Another fumble coming up...

“Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Other alcoholic drinks, decadent smokes, and hearty eating”

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 05:08 Thu 19 Oct 2017

Douro stone terraces?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 15:58 Thu 19 Oct 2017

Taylor.Vargellas.Vinha Velha
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 08:32 Fri 20 Oct 2017

I am intrigued, but likely no closer than anyone else to determining the meaning/mechanism of this puzzle so far.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 10:59 Sat 21 Oct 2017

Obviously none of you know anything.

The word sequences were, at creation, constrained random, but are now fixed. There are many. Very many. The relevant ones (for our purposes) are, by design, sequences very different from each other and not easily confused with other nearby sequences.

That is so many clues that whoever gets it could, rather than explaining, merely post a satisfactory substitute sequence.

† IIRC, most of five dozen trillion.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 16:32 Sat 21 Oct 2017

I think that “defeat.photo.hugs” and “ears.oddly.free” should be marked as showing understanding.


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Douro stone terraces?
Glenn E. wrote:
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Taylor.Vargellas.Vinha Velha
Doggett wrote:
22:52 Wed 18 Oct 2017
“Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Other alcoholic drinks, decadent smokes, and hearty eating”
The politest thing I can say about these hopeless botches is that they are wrong.


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I am intrigued, but likely no closer than anyone else to determining the meaning/mechanism of this puzzle so far.
You will really like the answer.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 00:31 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Is this too difficult? Should I just tell you lost folks.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 09:07 Sun 22 Oct 2017

For me this is not easily understandable, and maybe not even guessable, in fact it seems like meaningless drivel.
I admit defeat.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 09:45 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Some vague thoughts in case it helps anyone else. The thoughts I have at the moment are around conversion from word lengths, so "cafe humid palace" being 4 5 6 etc. Looking at all the above sequences in that way, they could all be times (4:56, 5:44, 15:46) or post numbers (456, 544, 1546) but having looked through first post numbers for each of the forums and other similar possibilities which match the "constrained random at creation, now fixed" criteria, I have not identified anything which seems to fit. The statement "It isn’t entirely clear, but “tile.sweat.craft” might be nearer" might provide inspiration (in that there is some lack of precision perhaps involved) but has not done so as yet.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 12:31 Sun 22 Oct 2017

PhilW wrote:
09:45 Sun 22 Oct 2017
word lengths
Nonsense.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 12:38 Sun 22 Oct 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
21:40 Sun 15 Oct 2017
Explain “cafe humid palace”.

As you would surely expect, there is a good answer relevant to the business of this forum. But what?
jdaw1 wrote:
20:24 Mon 16 Oct 2017
Two clues: “stick hush goes”; “congratulations hope organs”.
jdaw1 wrote:
22:26 Wed 18 Oct 2017
It isn’t entirely clear, but “tile.sweat.craft” might be nearer. Or “stands.plots.varieties”.
jdaw1 wrote:
10:59 Sat 21 Oct 2017
The word sequences were, at creation, constrained random, but are now fixed. There are many. Very many. The relevant ones (for our purposes) are, by design, sequences very different from each other and not easily confused with other nearby sequences.
jdaw1 wrote:
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I think that “defeat.photo.hugs” and “ears.oddly.free” should be marked as showing understanding.
Try map.what3words.com/cafe.humid.palace, and the other clue sequences (stick.hush.goes; congratulations.hope.organs; tile.sweat.craft; stands.plots.varieties; defeat.photo.hugs; ears.oddly.free).

From www.what3words.com/about/:
what3words is the simplest way to talk about any precise location. Our system has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique address made of just 3 words. Now everyone and everywhere has a reliable address.

There’s no human-friendly way to give a location to a machine

As personal devices, autonomous vehicles and the IoT streamline the way we live, we have an increasing need to communicate very accurate location. Addresses are too broad to direct a drone or an autonomous car, whilst GPS coordinates are complicated and prone to input mistakes.

Billions of people worldwide have no reliable address at all

Without an address, people struggle to access health and education services, register land and vote. Many of these people live in rapidly expanding cities, or informal settlements.
Three metres by three metres is almost small enough to identify a single vine. It would not be a foolish mechanism for farmers to identify vines, as the app can readily identify them (perhaps sometimes with a fourth ‘word’ of “.N”, “.E”, “.S” or “.W” or “.C” for central). There’s even a Portuguese version (land only, not covering the oceans), allowing the likes of sutis.vogar.paçoca.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 13:00 Sun 22 Oct 2017

OK. That was clever. I've heard of what3words approach to mapping the world and even looked up one or two places — but didn't connect your question to the map.

Score one to you. When I have a moment I will look up the locations you've identified as your clues.
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Post by PhilW » 14:16 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Interesting, I haven't heard of this before.

If the radius of the earth is roughly 2^23m, then a translation from longitude/latitude for a single location to 3m x 3m accuracy would require a 2^46 (or less if not mapping oceans) value or less depe; presumably reducing this to 3 indexes of 2^15 (32k) - or perhaps more to include error detection. Still a large dictionary if intended for voice recognition, unless other methods are used on combination for error reduction also.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Old Bridge » 14:23 Sun 22 Oct 2017

It is B&F, and since I have never been there, how was I to know?
Well I have learnt something new today as well. :D

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