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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alanr555 wrote:
A blind person might try to cross the highway unaided. She/he just does not have the equipment to be consistently successful - even if the other side of the road is reached on several occasions.

How does the blind person know when he/she has reached the other side?

On October 24 puzzle I wrote:
Mike I don't know what this is called, as I am new to this forum and the terminology, but there is one of this compiler's favourite helpful hints in this elegant puzzle, which I saw as soon as I looked at it. Two numbers, here 6 and 7, on intersecting rows and columns, helpfully isolated to highlight them. See what this tells you about the box where they intersect, and then work it through.

In a similar way to the regular contributors above, I look for patterns before starting work on the opening stages of a puzzle, and constantly thereafter. Exactly what patterns is difficult to be precise about, but anything that looks helpful.

And, no surprises here, I was also an analyst programmer, getting hooked on computers in 1963 at the age of just 15, when Plessey dropped off a load of scrap analogue computers at school, and our inspired maths and physics teachers let a few of us more obvious mathematicians loose on them. Although I am now an antique dealer, you can still see my background in the peculiar way I write HTML (with just a touch of javascript). I think youngsters today call it liquid programming, but to me it's using multi-tasking subroutines to minimise download time, utilising the power of the user's own browser, and minimising my own effort.

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