Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard memberuzless
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    08 May '07 15:36
    You have 50 files to work on. Your boss tells you to hurry up and finish them so you won't have as much work to do.

    So you finish 5 in a week.

    Then he gives you 12 more.

    How can you reduce your amount of files at this rate without tossing them in the garbage?
  2. Standard memberPBE6
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    08 May '07 18:07
    Originally posted by uzless
    You have 50 files to work on. Your boss tells you to hurry up and finish them so you won't have as much work to do.

    So you finish 5 in a week.

    Then he gives you 12 more.

    How can you reduce your amount of files at this rate without tossing them in the garbage?
    Recycle them as firelighters!
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    08 May '07 20:52
    Heyyy, is this even a riddle? Sounds to me like you want to reduce your workload and can't figure out how for yourself.

    Anyway, the answer, of course, is to zip the files.
  4. Standard memberirontigran
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    09 May '07 04:22
    Originally posted by CZeke
    Heyyy, is this even a riddle? Sounds to me like you want to reduce your workload and can't figure out how for yourself.

    Anyway, the answer, of course, is to zip the files.
    lol....i didnt think of that.....true
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    09 May '07 06:14
    The answer (if any is to be found) lies in either increasing the processing rate of old files, or in the reduction in the accrual rate of new files.

    Or you could do both for best results..
  6. Standard memberPBE6
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    09 May '07 13:59
    Originally posted by geepamoogle
    The answer (if any is to be found) lies in either increasing the processing rate of old files, or in the reduction in the accrual rate of new files.

    Or you could do both for best results..
    You must be no fun at parties.
  7. Standard memberuzless
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    09 May '07 14:36
    Originally posted by geepamoogle
    The answer (if any is to be found) lies in either increasing the processing rate of old files, or in the reduction in the accrual rate of new files.

    Or you could do both for best results..
    The accrual rate cannot be altered.

    To increase the processing rate of old files means each file would be completed less thoroughly.

    Hey, sounds good to me.
  8. Standard membersonhouse
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    09 May '07 15:54
    Originally posted by PBE6
    You must be no fun at parties.
    That would be republican parties🙂
  9. Standard memberleisurelysloth
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    09 May '07 17:53
    Originally posted by uzless
    You have 50 files to work on. Your boss tells you to hurry up and finish them so you won't have as much work to do.

    So you finish 5 in a week.

    Then he gives you 12 more.

    How can you reduce your amount of files at this rate without tossing them in the garbage?
    When they're not looking, slip some onto a coworker's desk. 😉
  10. Standard memberirontigran
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    10 May '07 20:13
    now will someone help me out...errr, heres a riddle. name 3 pros and cons of gambling in america.
  11. Standard memberirontigran
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    10 May '07 20:14
    for a real challenge, put it into a paper format with sources.
  12. Standard memberuzless
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    10 May '07 21:19
    Originally posted by jvanhine
    now will someone help me out...errr, heres a riddle. name 3 pros and cons of gambling in america.
    3 pros

    money, money, money,

    3 cons

    bankruptcy, crime, less time spent with your family


    Maybe that last one should be a pro
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    11 May '07 11:241 edit
    Gonna tell us the "real" answer to your original question, uzless?
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    11 May '07 11:38
    Originally posted by uzless
    You have 50 files to work on. Your boss tells you to hurry up and finish them so you won't have as much work to do.

    So you finish 5 in a week.

    Then he gives you 12 more.

    How can you reduce your amount of files at this rate without tossing them in the garbage?
    Each day complete 1/n th of each file, where n is the number of files that you have. If extra work is given then each file is worked on a bit less and will take more time to complete, but each file will be progressing.
  15. Standard memberPBE6
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    11 May '07 15:37
    Originally posted by Gastel
    Each day complete 1/n th of each file, where n is the number of files that you have. If extra work is given then each file is worked on a bit less and will take more time to complete, but each file will be progressing.
    I know for a fact that uzless was just griping about work, but since everyone is trying to give serious answers I might as well through my hat into the ring.

    How do you get rid of all the files if the rate of file accumulation is bigger than the rate of file completion, and both rates are constant? Simple! Work on them forever. No matter how many files get assigned, each one will be addressed in turn. When time ends, you can celebrate all the impossible things you did with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe!

    An infinite amount of work...now that's a lot of pensionable time. 😵
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