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1 year 5 months ago #62072 by Cryptic
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A white cotton t-shirt in Nikki's size, with SILF across the chest.

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #62077 by CrazyMinh
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Cryptic wrote: A white cotton t-shirt in Nikki's size, with SILF across the chest.

Something from one of the 'American Pie' Films?

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1 year 5 months ago #62108 by Schol-R-LEA
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A disassembled action figure, with each component in a separate packaging priced at $10 per piece. The total for all the pieces comes to $300.

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1 year 5 months ago #62109 by null0trooper
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Schol-R-LEA wrote: An old-vashinnt beer barrel marked vit' biohazardy labelinks, and several crockery steins, ja? Lyink on de barrel is zome papers by zome smot guy on the how gut this stoff ist for you, and what does happen if you haff too much, as well as map to de plaze in Europa where it was discovert. There's a really amazink hat nearby, too.


Apparently the preferred name is Jägerbräu vs. Jaegerdraught. Either one is somewhat safer than water from the River Dyne, and is transported in less delicate containers than Battle-Draught.

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1 year 5 months ago #62110 by Schol-R-LEA
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Just so.

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1 year 5 months ago #62146 by Sir Lee
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Sir Lee wrote: A set of cryogenically-preserved body parts. Not all of them are human, and the biology staff is having a hard time identifying the species (more than one, likely). It was found together with a bunch of hi-tech, experimental prostheses and weaponry.


Would they be the crew and passengers of the heliobathysphere Sundiver?

(Probably not; most of them were later revived, after all.)


No. Wrong fictional universe, by an Astronomical Unit.

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #62148 by Schol-R-LEA
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I think this one was a bit too geeky a joke for most people here, but a few are going to kick themselves for not getting it:
A round dinner table, set with five chopsticks and five plates. The chopsticks are evenly placed between the plates (eew, sharing utensils like that... for a bunch of heavy thinkers, they have terrible hygiene). Some of the members (specifically Angeldude and Kettlekorn, but probably a number of others, too) should be familiar with this problem...

This is the Dining Philosopher's Problem , a classic thought experiment and staple programming project for classes on concurrent programming and operating systems design.



The description given here will do for the setup:

There are 5 philosophers sharing a circular table and they eat and think alternatively. There is a bowl of rice for each of the philosophers and 5 chopsticks. A philosopher needs both their right and left chopstick to eat. A hungry philosopher may only eat if there are both chopsticks available.Otherwise a philosopher puts down their chopstick and begin thinking again.

The dining philosopher is a classic synchronization problem as it demonstrates a large class of concurrency control problems.


It is meant to demonstrate problems involving resource sharing: the chopsticks represent a pair of shared resources (for example, a disk file and block of shared memory) which a process (one of the philosophers) needs access to, while sharing them with two other processes (the philosophers to either side of him/her). The ring arrangement of the resources (the placement around the table) is meant to demonstrate how processes which do not share resources with each other can still get deadlocked if they do share resources with other processes who in turn share resources in a chain of sharing. It is also used to demonstrate various solutions/workarounds to the problem of deadlock, as well as to show that no fully general solution (one which always avoids both deadlock and livelock without imposing other restrictions) is possible.

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1 year 5 months ago #62364 by Schol-R-LEA
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I think this is the last one I had outstanding, and the one people were least likely to get given the age and obscurity of the subject.

Schol-R-LEA wrote: A disassembled action figure, with each component in a separate packaging priced at $10 per piece. The total for all the pieces comes to $300.


The Johnny Longtorso Modular Action Figure (everything sold separately), from the invention exchange in an early episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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1 year 5 months ago #62383 by Sir Lee
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Sir Lee wrote: A set of cryogenically-preserved body parts. Not all of them are human, and the biology staff is having a hard time identifying the species (more than one, likely). It was found together with a bunch of hi-tech, experimental protheses and weaponry.

Still no takers? OK, extra clue: all the containers are stamped with "314".

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1 year 5 months ago #62386 by null0trooper
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Sir Lee wrote:

Sir Lee wrote: A set of cryogenically-preserved body parts. Not all of them are human, and the biology staff is having a hard time identifying the species (more than one, likely). It was found together with a bunch of hi-tech, experimental protheses and weaponry.

Still no takers? OK, extra clue: all the containers are stamped with "314".


Were they shipped from Colorado?

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