[CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

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[CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:19 pm

I thought it happened on Wednesday, but it didn't. I'll find out on Monday if it has happened.
It might not have ever happened in my father's lifetime. It hasn't yet happened in mine.
My kids will let me know if it happens after Monday.
What is it?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby wolfier » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:53 pm

Do you need to do anything to find out on Monday if it has happened? Would your kids let you know? Would they only let you know if it happens after Monday? (thus they'll not let you know if it has already happened)? Could the puzzle work if you changed the days of week to different days?
Could you have let your father know if it happened in his lifetime? Are your kids adults or children? Relevant?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:12 pm

Do you need to do anything to find out on Monday if it has happened? Yes
Would your kids let you know? Yes, I'm sure they will if I don't do the thing that allows me to find out
Would they only let you know if it happens after Monday? (thus they'll not let you know if it has already happened)? Yes, but something else would need to happen Could the puzzle work if you changed the days of week to different days? Yes...and at the same time no. This is a good question.
Could you have let your father know if it happened in his lifetime? Yes Are your kids adults or children? Relevant? They are children, young adult age. Their exact ages are not relevant.
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby Balin » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:23 pm

Can it only happen on certain days of the week? In certain months? in certain locations?
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Postby biograd » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:14 am

Is this occurrence a natural phenomenon (e.g. related to weather, the moon, tides, etc.)? Is it related to human "doings" (e.g. the outcome of a sporting event, a political vote, etc.)? Is it something purely logical/mathematical (e.g. holidays falling on certain days of the week, the number of the year containing certain combinations of digits)?

Is there any person in the world who could willfully cause it to happen? a group of people?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:01 pm

Can it only happen on certain days of the week? In certain months? Yes to both
In certain locations? Yes...but FA lurking in both questions

Is this occurrence a natural phenomenon (e.g. related to weather, the moon, tides, etc.)? No Is it related to human "doings" (e.g. the outcome of a sporting event, a political vote, etc.)? Yes
Is it something purely logical/mathematical (e.g. holidays falling on certain days of the week, the number of the year containing certain combinations of digits)? No

Is there any person in the world who could willfully cause it to happen? Not one single person, no a group of people? Yes, this
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby GalFisk » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:27 am

Is the outcome random? A result of luck? Skill? Effort? Enough people wanting it? Few enough people trying to prevent it? Do your kids want it to happen? Will they tell you if it did? Or will you see it on their faces or behavior?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:41 pm

Is the outcome random? No A result of luck? No Skill? Effort? These could be said of it yes, but mostly...Enough people wanting it?...this! Few enough people trying to prevent it? No
Do your kids want it to happen? FA, they wouldn't know if the relevant aspect of "it" happened unless I told them that it did Will they tell you if it did? No, unless they were expecting it to happen (see the previous answer)
Or will you see it on their faces or behavior? No, it would be something that they talked about, and they would have to know ahead of time to be aware of a relevant and specific aspect
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:32 pm

Politics relevant? Democracy? Signatures? Capitalism? Enough people wanting it: anywhere? In one nation? In one group? Is it: a change? A policy? An object?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:14 pm

Politics relevant? Democracy? Signatures? Capitalism? None of these
Enough people wanting it: anywhere? In one sense, yes, but...In one nation? ...this, specifically.
In one group? Those who are involved do share one common interest, yes
Is it: a change? A policy? An object? None of these
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:21 pm

HINT: If this puzzle is still unsolved in a few days, it might happen
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:31 pm

Puzzles relevant? LTPF?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:18 pm

Puzzles relevant? LTPF? Neither
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:04 pm

Doctor Who relevant? Weeping Angels? Angels generally? Christmas? Other holidays? Holiday season? Caroling?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:33 pm

Doctor Who relevant? Weeping Angels? Angels generally? Christmas? No to all
Other holidays? Yes, a specific one Holiday season? Just one specific day of it Caroling? No (but you are actually somewhat OTRT)
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:06 pm

Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day? Good King Wenceslas?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:39 pm

Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day? Good King Wenceslas? Not these - a certain aspect of the occasion needs to be clarified...
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:48 pm

A Christian holiday? Jewish? Muslim? Secular? A holiday with associated: food? Drink? Decorations? Songs? Activities? Travel? Fun? Danger?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:08 pm

A Christian holiday? Jewish? Muslim? Secular? Secular, and not officially a "holiday" but considered this by many people
A holiday with associated: food? Drink? Decorations? Songs? Activities? Travel? Fun? Danger? Maybe any of these (it's a very popular holiday in every country)
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby Balin » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:34 pm

Festivus? (I don't know...)
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:48 pm

Yule? Winter Solstice?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:55 pm

Yule? Winter solstice? Festivus? No. Sorry to be misleading, this is a day that is very common, recognized and celebrated all over the world, not technically considered a "holiday" as a stand-alone but is partnered with another day as a collective holiday (and will be coming up very, very soon)
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Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:44 pm

New Year's Eve/New Year's Day relevant?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:52 pm

New Year's Eve/New Year's Day relevant? Yes! New Year's Eve usually more relevant than New Year's Day, but both of these are relevant.
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Postby Balin » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:48 pm

A particular New Year's celebration relevant? Ball dropping?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:41 pm

A particular New Year's celebration relevant? Ball dropping? No, it's unrelated to any official festivity
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:11 am

Did it happen? Must people gather for it to happen? Is the internet relevant? Fireworks?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:32 pm

Did it happen? Good question - short answer: no, it didn't.

Long answer - Due to some changes that happened at some point in the past, the way that one can find out if "it" happened is not the same now as it used to be. This really only affects the time frame slightly of when "it" can happen and how people know if "it" has happened or not. One of the most noticeable changes to learning about "it" is covered in one of the following questions...

Must people gather for it to happen? No
Is the internet relevant? Yes (this is the question that covers the recent changes)
Fireworks? No
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:38 pm

HINT: Although "this" hasn't happened in a very long time, many people in the US who pay attention to this specific thing may have thought it happened in 1995. Of course there are also many in the US who would have been able to tell right away that it did not happen.
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:56 pm

So you can now learn if "it" has happened via the internet, whereas you couldn't before?
Before, did you learn this through: TV? Radio? Newspapers? Newsreels? Phone calls? Word of mouth? By experiencing it yourself?
A very long time: tens of years? hundreds? Thousands? Tens of thousands?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:56 pm

So you can now learn if "it" has happened via the internet, whereas you couldn't before? Yes
Before, did you learn this through: TV? Yes, but primarily...Radio? THIS Newspapers? Newsreels? Phone calls? Word of mouth? This to some degree By experiencing it yourself? Usually this
A very long time: tens of years? hundreds? Thousands? Tens of thousands? Several decades
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby GalFisk » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:23 pm

Is it fun? Rewarding? Difficult to accomplish? Is luck involved?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:29 pm

Is it fun? Rewarding? For at least one person or a small group of people, yes
Difficult to accomplish? Extremely!
Is luck involved? No
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:56 am

Is a record relevant? Setting a new record? Number of people participating in something relevant? Buying something? Money relevant?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:32 pm

Is a record relevant? Setting a new record? Not usually, no, but OTRT
Number of people participating in something relevant? YES Buying something? Not primarily but this is usually involved Money relevant? No
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:01 am

Do the participants gather in one place? In several places? Do they make relevant noise? New year's relevant?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:26 pm

Do the participants gather in one place? In several places? Possibly, but not in relation to the relevant occurence
Do they make relevant noise? Yes, you could say that New year's relevant? Yes - the most relevant time frame is between New Year's Eve and the first few days of January
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:34 pm

New year resolutions relevant? Breaking resolutions? Buying gym memberships?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:09 pm

New year resolutions relevant? Breaking resolutions? Buying gym memberships? No to all. The only relevant days are the ones mentioned above.
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:05 am

Do the participants know beforehand how many will participate? Is it a humorous event? No pants subway ride relevant?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:36 pm

Do the participants know beforehand how many will participate? They have an estimate, yes. At one point they can know exactly how many if they choose to know Is it a humorous event? No No pants subway ride relevant? No
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:46 am

Does the event take place online? Does it happen in the US? Do people participate for fun? In order to do good? Specifically as a record attempt?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Does the event There is a better word for it... take place online? No, at least not primarily. However there is a very important aspect of it that is affected by online activity.
Does it happen in the US? Yes, but also in Canada and several European countries
Do people participate for fun? Yes, and for a very specific "fun" reason
In order to do good? Not really, no
Specifically as a record attempt? No, but this sometimes is a result
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby GalFisk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:57 pm

Do they do it in order to: be silly? Become inebriated? Form a bond? Make fun of something? Of someone? Is it coordinated online? Tallied online?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:04 pm

Do they do it in order to: be silly? Become inebriated? Form a bond? Make fun of something? Of someone? None of these
Is it coordinated Yes, to some degree online? Tallied online? It has not always been, the method of coordination has historically been something else, but access to online media (and more recently social media) has greatly affected the degree of participation and another very important aspect of the "event"
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Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:33 pm

Are any of the following relevant:

Money? The economy? Music? Singing? Talking? Other forms of communication? If communication involved, is the recipient relevant? The subject of communication? The specific content?

Was radio primarily the means of knowing whether it happened? Or was radio an integral part of it happening in the first place?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:21 pm

Are any of the following relevant:

Money? The economy? Music? <-- THIS is very relevant! Singing? Yes, also very relevant
Talking? Possibly but not primarily Other forms of communication? Yes
If communication involved, is the recipient relevant? The subject of communication? The specific content? Yes to all

Was radio primarily the means of knowing whether it happened? Or was radio an integral part of it happening in the first place? YES to both
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:52 am

Broadcast relevant? Sing-along? Karaoke? TV relevant nowadays? Charity relevant? Phone relevant? Phoning in to a contest? Donating by phone? Edit: voting in a contest? Voting by phone? SMS? Web?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Don't Blink

Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:17 pm

Broadcast relevant? Yes Sing-along? Karaoke? Not these
TV relevant nowadays? No Charity relevant? No
Phone relevant? Yes Phoning in Yes, but not...to a contest? Donating by phone? No
Edit: voting In a way, yes, but not... in a contest?
Voting by phone? SMS? Web? Yes to all of these
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