Work Within the Story Problem 2016-02-01

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Work Within the Story Problem 2016-02-01

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Re: Work Within the Story Problem 2016-02-01

Post by Dave » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:09 pm

Working within the scope of the problem may turn out to be a bit tricky for Nadette.

Her form is so variable that she simply may not understand why you cannot just assume the existence of a spherical chicken of uniform density!

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Post by Jabberwonky » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:12 pm

I'm with Nadette on this one. I always found better solutions that were outside the box.
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Re: Work Within the Story Problem 2016-02-01

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:17 pm

Panel Two: Remember Jin's expression when she poked Brandi at the mall?
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Post by jwhouk » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:24 pm

AnotherFairportfan wrote:Panel Two: Remember Jin's expression when she poked Brandi at the mall?
You mean this?
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Re: Work Within the Story Problem 2016-02-01

Post by Sgt. Howard » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:42 pm

1 grenade? Really? Are we talking the M-67? The Mills Bomb? A Model 24 steilhandgrenate? The Mk II? They all have different kill radiuses and throwing tendencies, with the Kraut 'potato masher' usually going the farthest. And ONLY ONE? If you cannot run away, pull the pin and shove it in your mouth. Grenades are not as effective as one might think.

Nadette has the right idea, but the wrong execution. A 12 gauge 'howdah' pistol has two shots before you reload... too slow for what your are describing as the issue. Get a submachinegun. Hold at eye level, turned sideways. Start with the magazine side to your left, to the left of the mob. Fire a burst across the mob at eye level until you hit the other side, allowing the barrel climb to move the weapon for you. This you count as 'one'. In equal pacing, count 'two, three' as you turn the weapon the other way and repeat from right to left again counting 'one'. "ONE, two, three, ONE, two, three..." It's called the 'Marine Waltz', it is the perfect way to cut through a crowd, it will not allow the gun to over heat and require very little practice to master... and yes, I know- most of you will never even get the chance to lay a hand on a submachinegun in your lifetime- well, neither will you encounter zombies...
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Post by jwhouk » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:47 pm

I encounter zombies every day when I walk into work... Most of my co-workers at least say "hello" before ambling off in search of Cofffeeee... cofffeeee....
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Post by Sgt. Howard » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:54 pm

jwhouk wrote:I encounter zombies every day when I walk into work... Most of my co-workers at least say "hello" before ambling off in search of Cofffeeee... cofffeeee....
... perhaps I should re-qualify that...
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Post by Lee M » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:45 pm

Obviously the question is oversimplified. Everyone knows that gravitational pull is actually 9.8 m/s^2, don't they?
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Post by FreeFlier » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:10 pm

jwhouk wrote:I encounter zombies every day when I walk into work... Most of my co-workers at least say "hello" before ambling off in search of Cofffeeee... cofffeeee....
Where I work there are a few that wander away in search of tea . . .

I've often said that if the competition wants to shut us down, they just have to figure out how to cut off the coffee supply . . .
Lee M wrote:Obviously the question is oversimplified. Everyone knows that gravitational pull is actually 9.8 m/s^2, don't they?
2% error . . . rounding errors and throwing-strength calibration errors are more significant.

I used to get into arguments with one checker on my design work because he insisted on using the correct density of .096 lb/in3 and I used .1 because it simplified the math . . . when you're talking about a total weight of less than 35 pounds, the difference is inconsequential, especially when the only real limitation is don't exceed 35 pounds for safety and ergonomic limitations . . . nobody will care if it's a little lighter than you said.

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Post by Sgt. Howard » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:31 pm

Lee M wrote:Obviously the question is oversimplified. Everyone knows that gravitational pull is actually 9.8 m/s^2, don't they?
Given that the weight of the grenade and relative strength and height of the thrower along with the size of the mob and distance thereof were never brought into the formulary, I doubt the exact vector value given for gravitational pull will make a slipshine's worth of difference in the final calculations- I mean, even the timing of the fuse comes into play here and it was not mentioned either- pull the pin, huck to center mass and run the other way. Let some other egghead measure the splatter patterns and figure out if you did it right. The M-67 has a 4.5 second fuse... more or less... pull the pin, pop the spoon- there will be a loud 'snap'- count off two seconds THEN throw as hard as you can (if you want to be a real pro about it)... but you are just as likely to be using a grenade as you are to be using a submachinegun.

EASY SOLUTION- don't go where there are zombies
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Re: Work Within the Story Problem 2016-02-01

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:56 pm

jwhouk wrote:
AnotherFairportfan wrote:Panel Two: Remember Jin's expression when she poked Brandi at the mall?
You mean this?
Yeah. That.
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Post by GlytchMeister » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:05 am

I've always wondered if turning a climbing weapon sideways to do a sweep was feasible. Now I do. Thanks sarge!

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Post by DilyV » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:27 am

I love Nadette's take on the problem!
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Post by Gyrrakavian » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:59 am

Well, it's one way to try to get kids interested in math.
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Re: Work Within the Story Problem 2016-02-01

Post by TheDOCTOR » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:05 am

Hey that answer worked for Indiana Jones. :lol:

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Re: Work Within the Story Problem 2016-02-01

Post by FirehawkShadowchild » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:29 am

BLAM ... Headshot ...

Although letting Zombies come this close is dangerous all in itself. Especially with a horde in the immediate area and her making noise so close to herself ...
Not the best solution if you don't want to end up as Zombie-Food(TM) :)

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Re: Work Within the Story Problem 2016-02-01

Post by Dave » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:43 am

Sgt. Howard wrote:1 grenade? Really? Are we talking the M-67? The Mills Bomb? A Model 24 steilhandgrenate? The Mk II?
In a well equipped zombie-hunting expedition, somebody ought to be packing at least one BLU-82 daisy cutter!

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Re: Work Within the Story Problem 2016-02-01

Post by oldmanmickey » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:34 am

And while yall stand there trying to figure out the answer for the equation and discussing the finer merits of which weapons to kill a zombie with i am going to do a rapid tactical advance to the rear carrying my nice silent axe and sword. Anyone attempting to pass me will be tripped, don't get between the chubby guy and safety. No need for us all to be zombie chow.
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Post by Opus the Poet » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:42 am

When the Zombie Apocalypse comes get a bike, or better yet have a bike now and have it ready. http://escapefromzombies.com/a-bicycle-is-the-best/
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