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Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 3:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because Bob got stuck in heavy traffic driving to work on Monday, he was late for an important meeting that Friday. How can this be?
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was he driving an extremly long distance to work? was he driving at all? is monday the name of an animal? is bob a H/A/M?
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Did Bob miss a transcontinental plane flight since he as stuck in traffic?
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was he driving an extremly long distance to work? No was he driving at all? Yes is monday the name of an animal? No is bob a H/A/M? Yes
Did Bob miss a transcontinental plane flight since he as stuck in traffic? No
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Was he late to work on Monday? If so, did he miss something to do with the meeting on Friday?

Was he late on Friday because of traffic? Was he deliberately late?
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traffic=car traffic? is he driving a car? was he caught in traffic on monday and was late to work on friday of the same week as the monday?
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Was he late to the meeting on Friday because he did not know that the meeting would be taking place at all?
Because he knew of the meeting but had the wrong time in mind?
Because he was unable to reach the meeting place in time, despite being correctly informed?

Was the meeting the first thing to do at work on Friday? Did the meeting relate to work at all?
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Was he late to work on Monday? Irrelevant If so, did he miss something to do with the meeting on Friday? No

Was he late on Friday because of traffic? No Was he deliberately late? No

traffic=car traffic? Yes is he driving a car? Yes was he caught in traffic on monday and was late to work on friday of the same week as the monday? FA

Was he late to the meeting on Friday because he did not know that the meeting would be taking place at all? No
Because he knew of the meeting but had the wrong time in mind? No
Because he was unable to reach the meeting place in time, despite being correctly informed? Yesish

Was the meeting the first thing to do at work on Friday? Irrelevant Did the meeting relate to work at all? Yes but irrelevant
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is there any kind of time travel relevant?
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Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 1:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is there any kind of time travel relevant? No
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Monday = four days before Friday? Is the sequence 1) Bob is stuck in traffic 2) Bob is late to his meeting?

Is Bob being late for the meeting directly, or indirectly, attributable to his being delayed in traffic on Monday?

Was the meeting at Bob's place of work? Was it at the same place to which Bob was driving on Monday? Relevant?
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Monday = four days before Friday? Is the sequence 1) Bob is stuck in traffic 2) Bob is late to his meeting?

Is Bob being late for the meeting directly, or indirectly, attributable to his being delayed in traffic on Monday? Indirectly

Was the meeting at Bob's place of work? No Was it at the same place to which Bob was driving on Monday? No Relevant? Yes
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On Monday, when Bob was stuck in traffic, was he actually late to work? If so, did he miss a meeting? Have to take a shorter lunch? Have to stay late? Not finish some piece of work? Have to work faster? Have to put something off until Tuesday? Does Bob work in an office? Relevant exactly what his job is? Location relevant [insert LTPF list of countries]? Time period relevant? It has to be after the invention of cars, so 19th century? 20th century? modern times? the future? Was he driving to work from his home? How long is his normal commute -- more than 10 minutes? 20? 30? 40? 50? an hour? 2 hours? 3 hours?
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Did Bob plan to do something on Monday but gave up this plan because of him being stuck in heavy traffic?

Are any traffic violations relevant?
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Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 3:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On Monday, when Bob was stuck in traffic, was he actually late to work? Irrelevant If so, did he miss a meeting? Have to take a shorter lunch? Have to stay late? Not finish some piece of work? Have to work faster? Have to put something off until Tuesday? Irrelevant (to this and all previous questions)

Does Bob work in an office? Yes Relevant exactly what his job is? No Location relevant [insert LTPF list of countries]? No Time period relevant?Yes It has to be after the invention of cars, so 19th century? 20th century? modern times? the future? It would probably work any time after around 1995 Was he driving to work from his home? How long is his normal commute -- more than 10 minutes? 20? 30? 40? 50? an hour? 2 hours? 3 hours? Irrelevant
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Did Bob plan to do something on Monday but gave up this plan because of him being stuck in heavy traffic? No

Are any traffic violations relevant? No
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he intend to drive to the important meeting on Friday? Or at least drive to an airport/train station/bus station? Did he actually set off to the meeting? Was he (again) caught in traffic? Did he get in a car accident? Did he have trouble with his car? Like, because he used more gas than he expected on Monday, he ran out of gas on Friday? Or did he have to do something else instead of going to the meeting?
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Did he intend to drive to the important meeting on Friday? Yes Or at least drive to an airport/train station/bus station? No Did he actually set off to the meeting? Yes Was he (again) caught in traffic? No Did he get in a car accident? No Did he have trouble with his car? Yope Like, because he used more gas than he expected on Monday, he ran out of gas on Friday? No Or did he have to do something else instead of going to the meeting? No
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Yopeish car trouble... related to gas? overheating? a flat tire? did his car break down? was it vandalized or keyed? weather relevant? was he a truck driver clearly going the wrong way on a one-way street? :-)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 2:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yopeish car trouble... related to gas? overheating? a flat tire? did his car break down? was it vandalized or keyed? weather relevant? was he a truck driver clearly going the wrong way on a one-way street? :-) None of the above
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Is Sat-Nav relevant?
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Good idea... did he get lost?
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Is Sat-Nav relevant? Yes
Good idea... did he get lost? But no
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Was his navigation system sensitive to traffic conditions? So it routed him a different way friday? Or was he frustrated that his navigation system steered him into traffic on monday, so he turned it off? Was he using a GPS on monday? on friday? Did it function in a useful way on both days?
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Was his navigation system sensitive to traffic conditions? Yope So it routed him a different way friday? Yesish Or was he frustrated that his navigation system steered him into traffic on monday No, so he turned it off? N/A Was he using a GPS on monday? Yes on friday? Yes Did it function in a useful way on both days? Monday: yes, Friday: yope
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Did he try to reprogram the GPS? to take him a different way to work? in order to avoid traffic? Was he late because he was trying to get around a place where (he thought) there was traffic?

Does this puzzle have anything to do with the sometimes incorrect nature of GPS units? how they sometimes steer you in the wrong direction?
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Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 4:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he try to reprogram the GPS? Monday: yes, Friday: no to take him a different way to work? Monday: yes, Friday: not in order to avoid traffic? Monday: yes, Friday, not Was he late because he was trying to get around a place where (he thought) there was traffic? Noish

Does this puzzle have anything to do with the sometimes incorrect nature of GPS units? Yope how they sometimes steer you in the wrong direction? See previous answer
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So when he was going to work on monday, he was stuck in traffic, so he reprogrammed his GPS to reroute him? Relevant why he needed a GPS to get to work? Did the GPS then give him a longer route to the meeting on friday? Take him to a different place entirely? Fail to function at all? Is the fact that he was stuck in traffic Monday relevant beyond what specific modifications he made to his GPS?
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Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 2:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So when he was going to work on monday, he was stuck in traffic, so he reprogrammed his GPS to reroute him? Relevant why he needed a GPS to get to work? Did the GPS then give him a longer route to the meeting on friday? Take him to a different place entirely? Fail to function at all? Is the fact that he was stuck in traffic Monday relevant beyond what specific modifications he made to his GPS?

SPOILER

Bob got stuck in traffic on the highway Monday, so he turned on the "Avoid Highways" option on the GPS to find an alternate route. Then he forgot to turn the option back off, so on Friday he got a longer route to his destination. (This was why the fact that the meeting was not at his usual work location was important - if it was at the usual location he would not have needed the GPS.)
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Posted on Friday, August 07, 2009 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good puzzle. I could see myself doing that. =)

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