[Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor (AFTER A WHILE, DIAL)

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[Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor (AFTER A WHILE, DIAL)

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:04 am

A man needs to make a simple repair on his car. He goes to the auto parts store, buys the part he needs, and takes it back home. Instead of fixing it right then, he waits until late at night to make the repair. He does not particularly want to stay up late, is not prevented from making the repair earlier, and doesn't have anything else pressing for his time, so why does he wait?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor

Postby Earnest » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:58 am

HI !

relevant which repair needed o be done? like on a glass? on the external part of the car? The internal part? Change a wheel? change a light? Did he need to wait until late at night in order not to disturb someone while repairing the car/testing the repaired car? Did he need darkness (like he needed to test a light)? Did he have a garage? did he pair the car in inside the garage? Relevant?
Main reason for which he waited until late at night: for the repair to be effective? not to be seen (e.g. the car was stolen? to make a surprise?)
Did he own the car? Did he have the car from a long time? Did he had an accident? Did he buy a second hand car to make a surprise to someone? Did he need to wait until something happens?

little wags: did he drive the car or did he transport the car? (e.g. he drives a truck which transports cars and needed to deliver the car the next morning.) Was him near his house when repairing the car?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor

Postby GalFisk » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:16 pm

Did eh wait only for his own sake? For someone else's? If someone else: to their advantage? Detriment? Did he use repairing the car as an excuse not to do something else at that time? Did he want to do something relevant before repairing it? After? Did he get dirty repairing it? Relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:20 am

Earnest

relevant which repair needed o be done? Yes like on a glass? No on the external part of the car? No The internal part? Yes
Change a wheel? No change a light? No Did he need to wait until late at night in order not to disturb someone while repairing the car/testing the repaired car? No Did he need darkness (like he needed to test a light)? No Did he have a garage? Irrel did he pair the car in inside the garage? Relevant? No
Main reason for which he waited until late at night: for the repair to be effective? Yope not to be seen (e.g. the car was stolen? to make a surprise?)
No
Did he own the car? Yes Did he have the car from a long time? Yes, somewhat irrel Did he had an accident? No Did he buy a second hand car to make a surprise to someone? No Did he need to wait until something happens? Yes-ish

little wags: did he drive the car or did he transport the car? No (e.g. he drives a truck which transports cars and needed to deliver the car the next morning.) Was him near his house when repairing the car? Yes

Galfisk

Did eh wait only for his own sake? Yes For someone else's? No If someone else: to their advantage? Detriment? Did he use repairing the car as an excuse not to do something else at that time? No Did he want to do something relevant before repairing it? No After? No
Did he get dirty repairing it? Relevant? Not relevant
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor

Postby Earnest » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:09 am

Had he wanted to, would him be able to repair the car in the afternoon? Was him forced to make the repairs in the night?

Internal part: trunk? Seat? steering wheel? Pedal? A door? Airbag? Gear shift? Air register? Radio? Seat belt? Motor? Battery of the car?

Did he wait until a specific hour at night? Is the main advantage for him to do the repair at night the fact that night means darkness? The fact that during night lampposts are turned on? That during night something happens which does not happen during the day? During night is colder? Stars/moon involved? The fact that he had an excuse not to repair the car during the afternoon? That he could say that his car was broken?
Was him alone when making the repairs? Did he know how to make the repairs alone? Did he need to use the car during the night?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor

Postby GalFisk » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:07 pm

Night temperature relevant? Temperature of car parts relevant? Animals? Insects? Reptiles? Outside noise? Does he need to lie under the car in order to do the repair? Is his body position during the repair relevant? Does he need to jack up the car? Relevant? Are other humans relevant at all? Is he repairing the car in a garage? Car park? Driveway? Yard? Do-it-yourself rental workshop? At home? Is the repair needed in order to move the car from where it is? Is anyting illegal relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor

Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:59 am

Earnest

Had he wanted to, would him be able to repair the car in the afternoon? Yes Was him forced to make the repairs in the night? No

Internal part: trunk? Seat? steering wheel? Pedal? A door? Airbag? Gear shift? Air register? Radio? Seat belt? Motor? Battery of the car? This

Did he wait until a specific hour at night? Yes Is the main advantage for him to do the repair at night the fact that night means darkness? No The fact that during night lampposts are turned on? No That during night something happens which does not happen during the day? No-ish During night is colder? No Stars/moon involved? No The fact that he had an excuse not to repair the car during the afternoon? A reason, yes, but not really an excuse That he could say that his car was broken? No
Was him alone when making the repairs? Irrel, assume yes Did he know how to make the repairs alone? Irrel, assume yes Did he need to use the car during the night? No

Galfisk

Night temperature relevant? Temperature of car parts relevant? Animals? Insects? Reptiles? Outside noise? No to these Does he need to lie under the car in order to do the repair? No Is his body position during the repair relevant? No Does he need to jack up the car? No Relevant? No Are other humans relevant at all? No Is he repairing the car in a garage? Car park? Driveway? Yard? Do-it-yourself rental workshop? At home? Assume at home in driveway or garage, but basically irrel Is the repair needed in order to move the car from where it is? As mentioned above, it was a bad battery, but moving the car is irrel Is anyting illegal relevant? No
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor

Postby GalFisk » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:39 am

WAG: does he connect the battery exactly at midnight, so he doesn't have to adjust the clock in the car?
Or exactly at the time the clock stopped (if it has an analog clock)?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:43 pm

WAG: does he connect the battery exactly at midnight, so he doesn't have to adjust the clock in the car?
Or exactly at the time the clock stopped (if it has an analog clock)?

Not so W after all!

****************SPOILER**********************

The man needed to replace the battery in his car. He bought a new battery and took it home. He was aware, however, that the buttons on his dash that control the clock were broken, and also that replacing a battery would reset the clock back to 12:00. Since he didn't want to be stuck with a clock that would be inaccurate, he waited until midnight to replace the battery, resetting the clock to the correct time.


This is almost a true story. The buttons that control the clock on my car are almost broken; they work once in every ten pushes or so. When daylight savings time occurred, I thought I might have to resort to disconnecting the battery at noon or midnight.

On another note, I'm giving WiZ a run for his money as creator of the shortest puzzles. Good questions, Earnest and GalFisk.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor (AFTER A WHILE, DI

Postby Balin » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:13 pm

Clever!
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor (AFTER A WHILE, DI

Postby WiZ » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:17 pm

This is a well-designed and well-presented puzzle. These tend to get solved quickly.

Your target is to have one solved before the fourth post: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11691
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Re: [Hobbsicle] See You Later, Carburetor (AFTER A WHILE, DI

Postby peter365 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:14 pm

Now that's lateral.

Nice one Hobbsicle
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