Friday, September 26, 2008

Time Traveler Verification Experiment Unveiled

Now, I shall unveil the experiment!

All time travelers, please post a comment stating that you are a time traveler under the post titled "Time Traveler Verification Experiment". You should post the comment anytime before this post (the one that you are now reading) comes up. Yes, you need to use a time machine to return a few days back to post the comment.

For the rest of the ordinary non-time traveling folks, here's what I did - I wrote this post 1 week ago, but I set the post to auto-appear only now. Only time travelers can comply with my set of instructions (by virtue of their time travel devices), since ordinary folk would read the instructions too late.

Of course, this is a pretty lousy way of verifying the status of a time traveler. The more evident way is to ask for a set of lottery numbers. Still, it makes some use of the feature of future-posting.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Time Traveler Verification Experiment

All time travelers take note! I have devised and begun an experiment that can verify that you are indeed a time traveler.

In one week's time, we shall see how many true time travelers have come forward. Til then, the details of the experiment will be kept hidden, although if you are a time traveler you can ostensibly jump forward and sneak a peek.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Disease

One day, he was struck with the disease. This disease had no measurable symptoms or effects, save one - it made those afflicted with it terribly lazy.

The disease affected his work performance, and he was reprimanded for doing much less compared to his colleagues. His boss threatened that if this were to be kept up, he would be fired.

Despite the warning, he still found working unbearable. However, he then came up with a cunning solution to his problem - to spread his disease to everyone in his company. If everyone were to be equally unproductive, then he could keep his job.

His plan succeeded, with great effect. However, the entire company was now at risk, since other companies were able to outproduce them. The solution was obvious - spread the disease!

Eventually, the disease spread across the nation. Seeing that the nation was now lagging behind other competing nations, he decided to adopt the truly final solution - infect everyone on the planet.

Everyone in the world became lazy. His work was done.

But, he had worked too hard to spread the laziness disease, and this exertion had cured him of his infection. Worse, he was now immune to it. In the end, being the sole non-lazy individual on the planet, he was burdened with the task of working to support the world.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Puzzle: Black and White

I found some old material on my old blog which I felt was sufficiently forgotten to be novel.

I created the puzzle a few years back, so I actually forgot how to solve it, but thankfully my brain still works, and so I was capable of re-solving it.

Hope this gives your brain some work.