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Re: Re: Re: Riddles

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Mar 22, 2004 at 13:15 UTC ( #338610=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Riddles
in thread Password hacker killer

Careful with the "brides in a wedding" bit. In Scandanavia, that could be 0 or 1. In other parts of the world, that could be 1-3. *shrugs*

I would think that better are thing like "eggs in a dozen". (Though, you have to be careful not to say "loaves of bread in a dozen", cause that's 13.)

Your second question is a little confusing - is the answer 7 or 9?

And, your first question can have some argument (if you're talking SG-1, of course ...)

Maybe even better is to provide something like:

A*B*C*D*E Please provide the Nth letter (after "C")

That, to me, would be blind-friendly, foreigner-friendly, and still requires NLP (due to the question which changes every time).

We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

Please remember that I'm crufty and crochety. All opinions are purely mine and all code is untested, unless otherwise specified.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Riddles
by eric256 (Parson) on Mar 24, 2004 at 21:17 UTC

    Heh, I wanna see a wedding with no bride. :)

    Yes I know the questions are culturaly based, and there would be some false positives, thats why I mentioned asking multiple questsion and grading on that. Its funny how hard it is to tell people apart from computers, and yet how hard it is to make computers act like people....hmmm.

    Eric Hodges
      There've been a bunch in San Francisco, New Paltz NY, Oregon, and Massachusetts should be making it legal any month now. :-)

      We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

      Then there are Damian modules.... *sigh* ... that's not about being less-lazy -- that's about being on some really good drugs -- you know, there is no spoon. - flyingmoose

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