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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    11 Feb '17 21:55
    A governor decides to grant partial pardons to prisoners who are serving their time, reducing
    all sentences by half. Sentences of 20 years are cut to 10, sentences of 10 years cut to 5,
    and so forth. But there are some prisoners serving life sentences. The warden has to follow
    the governor's order, but how can he decide fairly about the lifers?
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    11 Feb '17 22:18
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A governor decides to grant partial pardons to prisoners who are serving their time, reducing
    all sentences by half. Sentences of 20 years are cut to 10, sentences of 10 years cut to 5,
    and so forth. But there are some prisoners serving life sentences. The warden has to follow
    the governor's order, but how can he decide fairly about the lifers?
    They spend every other day in prison?
  3. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    12 Feb '17 00:48
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    They spend every other day in prison?
    Yes, or every other week.
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    24 Feb '17 09:09
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A governor decides to grant partial pardons to prisoners who are serving their time, reducing
    all sentences by half. Sentences of 20 years are cut to 10, sentences of 10 years cut to 5,
    and so forth. But there are some prisoners serving life sentences. The warden has to follow
    the governor's order, but how can he decide fairly about the lifers?
    What if the governor decides to double every prisoners' sentence?
    How does he deal with the lifers????
  5. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    24 Feb '17 17:50
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What if the governor decides to double every prisoners' sentence?
    How does he deal with the lifers????
    Appeal to a higher power.
  6. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    24 Feb '17 19:15
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What if the governor decides to double every prisoners' sentence?
    How does he deal with the lifers????
    Transfer them to another prison
  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    25 Feb '17 06:40
    Originally posted by venda
    Transfer them to another prison
    I think ignoring their "DO NOT RESUSCITATE" request better!
  8. 05 Apr '17 00:06
    He puts the lifers into a group and commutes the sentences of half the group chosen at random. The other half must continue to serve their life sentences.
  9. 06 Apr '17 15:19
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A governor decides to grant partial pardons to prisoners who are serving their time, reducing
    all sentences by half. Sentences of 20 years are cut to 10, sentences of 10 years cut to 5,
    and so forth. But there are some prisoners serving life sentences. The warden has to follow
    the governor's order, but how can he decide fairly about the lifers?
    Get data on life expectancy and on an ongoing basis commute the sentences of lifers when their expected remaining time to live equals their time served.

    In the first round a number of lifers may be found whose time served exceeds their remaining years to live. Unavoidable.
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    27 Apr '17 09:40
    Originally posted by JS357
    Get data on life expectancy and on an ongoing basis commute the sentences of lifers when their expected remaining time to live equals their time served.

    In the first round a number of lifers may be found whose time served exceeds their remaining years to live. Unavoidable.
    Read previous posts!!!!!
  11. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    28 Apr '17 07:22
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A governor decides to grant partial pardons to prisoners who are serving their time, reducing
    all sentences by half. Sentences of 20 years are cut to 10, sentences of 10 years cut to 5,
    and so forth. But there are some prisoners serving life sentences. The warden has to follow
    the governor's order, but how can he decide fairly about the lifers?
    What happens to the people on death row?
  12. Subscriber apathist
    looking for loot
    28 Apr '17 09:37
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Read previous posts!!!!!
    Three ! only. I don't know why.
  13. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    28 Apr '17 10:24
    Originally posted by apathist
    Three ! only. I don't know why.
    What?????
  14. Subscriber apathist
    looking for loot
    28 Apr '17 17:05
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What?????
    lol! The difference between adolescence and maturity?
  15. Subscriber apathist
    looking for loot
    28 Apr '17 17:10
    The general rule for exclamation is one only, but we are all free to freak out. Something about three attracts me. The third time means getting real.