Re: Switching to Linux, now what to buy?
From: Peter T. Breuer (ptb_at_oboe.it.uc3m.es)
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 22:55:39 +0200
Peter T. Breuer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jean-David Beyer <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Peter T. Breuer wrote:
>>> Michael Heiming <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote:
>>>>In comp.os.linux.setup Peter T. Breuer <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>>>>Jean-David Beyer <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>>>>Peter T. Breuer wrote (in part):
>>>>>>> 1 2 4 6 10 12 ..
>>>>>>>Answers by next friday.
>> I liked the puzzel like this where a bunch of small integers were given, and
>> they seemed to have a pattern, but unless you were a resident of Manhattan
>> Island, you would not recognize they were the stops of the 8th Avenue Subway.
> Don't worry, this puzzle is purely numeric/arithmetic and no tricks
> (there, I shouldn't have given you the clue - now you have so much less
> to consider!).
I'll add by way of background ... this puzzle was set me by the then
world (math) Olympiad champion when I walked into Trinity bar as an
eighteen year old and was introduced to him as "the scholar at Clare".
He wasn't much good at conversation. Or walking down the street come to
that. But the pressure of having to think of the answer to keep face then
has meant that the problem has stayed embossed in my head all these years.