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Comments on Ask MetaFilter post Someone is phishing my mind.Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:26:08 -0800Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:26:08 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Question: Someone is phishing my mind.
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How does the game on www.milaadesign.com work?
<br /><br /> It asks you to pick a two-digit number then subtract the sum of the digits from the original number. It then guesses the new number. Full URL: <b>http://www.milaadesign.com/wizardy.html</b><br>
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Some things I noticed:<br>
1) It works best when you do indeed concentrate on one number.<br>
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2) The position of the mouse does not seem to affect the outcome.<br>
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3) The symbols repeat but not often enough for random selection of a symbol to be the correct 'guess.'post:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.42659Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:19:45 -0800oddmanmilaadesignnumbergamenumber_gameguessinggameguessing_gamespookyresolvedBy: mckenney
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Because there is only one solution for each set of ten (every number beginning with 7 will be 63, 8 will be 72, 9 is 81 - basically the 9x the number). All the symbols are the same for those numbers.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.42659-655789Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:26:08 -0800mckenneyBy: base_16
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The number you get from following the instructions will always be a multiple of 9... and all the numbers that are multiples of 9 have the same symbol. Easy. :)comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.42659-655791Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:26:28 -0800base_16By: base_16
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Drat, too late!comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.42659-655792Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:26:47 -0800base_16By: oddman
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hmm.. I can't seem to mark more than one of you as "best answer," odd. Thanks both of you!comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.42659-655802Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:30:47 -0800oddmanBy: oddman
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Or.... I'm on crack, nevermind the two marks comment.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.42659-655803Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:31:23 -0800oddmanBy: gwenzel
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Smoking crack probably makes that weird cackle when the symbol is revealed that much more frightening... :-)comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.42659-655906Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:33:01 -0800gwenzelBy: Turd Ferguson
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By the way, to see that the answer is always a multiple of 9, express your original number as 10x + y where x is the tens digit, and y is the ones digit. Now, the instructions are to subtract the sum of the digits, which is x + y. So that gives 10x + y - (x + y), or 9x. And, since x is an integer, 9x must be a multiple of 9.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.42659-656054Fri, 21 Jul 2006 16:49:41 -0800Turd Ferguson