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Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 5:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By not paying attention, he ruined his work. But by paying attention, he more than compensated for this.
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 7:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are both "he's" the same? Is he H/A/M? Or is he an ugly duckling? When you said "But by paying attention" is he paying attention to the thing he wasn't paying attention to when you said "By not paying attention"? Did he pay attention after he didn't pay attention?
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are both "he's" the same? Yes. Is he H/A/M? Yes. Or is he an ugly duckling? No. When you said "But by paying attention" is he paying attention to the thing he wasn't paying attention to when you said "By not paying attention"? Yes. Did he pay attention after he didn't pay attention? Yes.
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the "work" something he made? When he compensated for it did he make it better?

By paying attention to a human? An animal? The environment?

Was the thing he didn't pay attention to telling him something? Warning him? Teaching him?

When you said that he more than compensated for this meant that he redone his work or did another work that was better than the other work he did?

Was the time gap between when he payed attention and when he didn't pay attention long? Short? In seconds/minutes/hours/days/weeks/months/years or more?
Is this relevant?
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the "work" something he made? Yesish. When he compensated for it did he make it better? No.

By paying attention to a human? No. An animal? No. The environment? Noish.

Was the thing he didn't pay attention to telling him something? Warning him? Teaching him? No to all, except for a *very* general meaning of "telling" or "warning".

When you said that he more than compensated for this meant that he redone his work or did another work that was better than the other work he did? The latter.

Was the time gap between when he payed attention and when he didn't pay attention long? Short? In seconds/minutes/hours/days/weeks/months About one month. /years or more?
Is this relevant? Yes, at least somewhat.
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it have anything got to do with the ugly duckling?
Was he like the ugly duckling when he didn't pay attention and when he did was he like the swan?

Was the "work" something he did to himself?

Did he not pay attention to the weather? A plant?

Does this have something got to do with the full moon?

Were there any other life-forms involved?

Is this man's occupation relevant?

Did he pay attention because he was advised to? He taught it was for the best? (He knew his work would be better) He decided to take a chance? (He didn't know what would happen if he did) He was forced to?
Markobr (Markobr)
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Post Number: 154
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Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 8:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it have anything got to do with the ugly duckling? The title is somewhat relevant, yes.
Was he like the ugly duckling when he didn't pay attention and when he did was he like the swan? No, not himself.

Was the "work" something he did to himself? No.

Did he not pay attention to the weather? A plant? No to both, but getting somewhat closer.

Does this have something got to do with the full moon? No.

Were there any other life-forms involved? Yes.

Is this man's occupation relevant? Yes.

Did he pay attention because he was advised to? He taught it was for the best? (He knew his work would be better) He decided to take a chance? This is closest. (He didn't know what would happen if he did) He was forced to?
Yabblesmacker (Yabblesmacker)
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Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 7:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the second attempt was better than the first attempt would have been if he had paid attention? Is the reason something to do with him (eg he had learnt his lesson the first time)? Or some external thing (eg a month later was a better time to do it)?
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 11:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the second attempt was better than the first attempt would have been if he had paid attention? Yesish, but probably FA. No two attempts to do the same thing are involved, except in a *very* general view. Is the reason something to do with him Yes, in part. (eg he had learnt his lesson the first time)? But not this. Or some external thing Yes, in part. (eg a month later was a better time to do it)? But not this.
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 2:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild guess: is this an instance in which a scientist fails to do what he intended, but his failure leads to a great invention? Like penicillin? Or Jell-o? Or...the Slinky?
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild guess: And you're exactly right with it. is this an instance in which a scientist fails to do what he intended, but his failure leads to a great invention? Yes. Like penicillin? Yes. You solved it. This one obviously was too easy... Or Jell-o? Or...the Slinky?

============ SPOILER =============

This is the story of Alexander Fleming discovering penicillin. Fleming did some research in bacteriology and used petri dishes to grow bacteria cultures. One day, immediately before leaving for holiday, he mistakenly left one of the petri dishes open with the result that it got mouldy and thus unuseable for the intended experiments. Fortunately, he didn't simply throw it away when returning to his laboratory after his holiday but examined it closer, found the fact that the fungus was able to kill bacteria quite interesting and started the research which resulted in the isolation of penicilline.
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 2:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry for swooping in there! It was a good puzzle; I was just lucky. ><
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 10:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just keep swooping! That's just lateral thinking at its best.

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