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Re: $20 dollar giveaway tomorrow

Jul 14, 2014

fostermacation wrote:

Setzaroth wrote:
Are you looking for a mathematical or philosophical response?


Part of the game. Think outside of the box but so far ALL are wrong.


 

Eh, there's actually a lot to this... you might as well be asking us what the serieal number on your microwave is.


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Re: $20 dollar giveaway tomorrow

Jul 14, 2014

I thought the Mix up match code was outside the box. Unless your bad math can make a good password, the only other thing I can think of is Missingno. Missing Number.

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Re: $20 dollar giveaway tomorrow

Jul 14, 2014

For a $10  card i would make it simple guess the number but since this 1 or 2 $20 dollar cards and is not some holiday I make you work for it.

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Re: $20 dollar giveaway tomorrow

Jul 14, 2014

the second one is a slogan. the first one is just an idiotic stupidness. there is no real answer to this. you might have a non real answer. for example. 3=2. but thats nonsense.


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Re: $20 dollar giveaway tomorrow

Jul 14, 2014

wait. the first one. man+woman= man+woman+child. is that it?


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Re: $20 dollar giveaway tomorrow

Jul 14, 2014

Here's my guesses.

 

1: A joke that nerds usually make about the rounding of numbers. If you do 2.3 rounded (2) + 2.4 rounded (2), you get 4.7 which rounds to 5. 

And because humans are imperfect, we are never able to make exact precision on anything. This means, that anything we do, we are doing some kind of rounding/estimation at some point. So, this means that 2 + 2 = 5 but only for very large values of 2.

 

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2: The phrase "two plus two equals five" ("2 + 2 = 5") is a slogan used in many different forms of media, but more specifically in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four as an example of an obviously false dogma one may be required to believe, similar to other obviously false slogans by the Party in the novel. It is contrasted with the phrase "two plus two makes four", the obvious — but politically inexpedient — truth.

 

Orwell's protagonist, Winston Smith, uses the phrase to wonder if the State might declare "two plus two equals five" as a fact; he ponders whether, if everybody believes it, does that make it true? The Inner Party interrogator of thought-criminals, O'Brien, says of the mathematically false statement that control over physical reality is unimportant; so long as one controls their own perceptions to what the Party wills, then any corporeal act is possible, in accordance with the principles of doublethink ("Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once").



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way to copy the internet. but i have to admit i looked up the second one.


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Re: $20 dollar giveaway tomorrow

Jul 14, 2014

Lets try Family math where 1 man and 1 woman have a child and that makes 3.

Now the child grows up and finds a mate and they have a child ( 2 original parents + the 2 New Parents = a 5 family unit with the child / grandchild.

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Re: $20 dollar giveaway tomorrow

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B3GV5M63 wrote:

way to copy the internet. but i have to admit i looked up the second one.


 

Research.


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Re: $20 dollar giveaway tomorrow

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Setzaroth wrote:

Here's my guesses.

 

1: A joke that nerds usually make about the rounding of numbers. If you do 2.3 rounded (2) + 2.4 rounded (2), you get 4.7 which rounds to 5. 

And because humans are imperfect, we are never able to make exact precision on anything. This means, that anything we do, we are doing some kind of rounding/estimation at some point. So, this means that 2 + 2 = 5 but only for very large values of 2.

 

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2: The phrase "two plus two equals five" ("2 + 2 = 5") is a slogan used in many different forms of media, but more specifically in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four as an example of an obviously false dogma one may be required to believe, similar to other obviously false slogans by the Party in the novel. It is contrasted with the phrase "two plus two makes four", the obvious — but politically inexpedient — truth.

 

Orwell's protagonist, Winston Smith, uses the phrase to wonder if the State might declare "two plus two equals five" as a fact; he ponders whether, if everybody believes it, does that make it true? The Inner Party interrogator of thought-criminals, O'Brien, says of the mathematically false statement that control over physical reality is unimportant; so long as one controls their own perceptions to what the Party wills, then any corporeal act is possible, in accordance with the principles of doublethink ("Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once").

 



Nope think outside the box.

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