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Difficulty: Easy Friday, March 24, 2006

Not Completed Play This Puzzle

CHAT LOG for Friday, March 24, 2006

12:00 am
MotiveForce

W00t
12:00 am
MotiveForce

I'm done.
12:00 am
NickCerda

yay
12:00 am
darthdurden

i beat you!
12:00 am
darthdurden

i beat you!
i finished 3 minutes ago!
12:00 am
darthdurden

i beat you!
12:00 am
MotiveForce

:(
12:01 am
MotiveForce

:(
pwned
12:02 am
Cheesenips

Hiya Good Luck All!
12:02 am
MotiveForce

Thanks you too!

(all except for Darth... he's gonna get pwned)
12:02 am
darthdurden

whats this good luck stuff? back luck everyone... i want to win :oP
12:02 am
darthdurden

:D
12:02 am
MotiveForce

lol
12:03 am
Cheesenips

as you wish <snarl>
12:03 am
MotiveForce

haha that's more like it
12:04 am
Cheesenips

i gave you your small chance, mortal--- now sing Tiny Dancer as you DIE!!
12:04 am
MotiveForce

hahhaa
12:04 am
MotiveForce

Tiny Dancer? wtf lol
12:23 am
Debs40ish

I'm done....... :)
12:24 am
MotiveForce

damn, congratz
12:24 am
darthdurden

lies!
12:24 am
Debs40ish

ty Mot
12:24 am
NickCerda

im almost there
12:24 am
MotiveForce

hahaha\
12:24 am
Debs40ish

I aint lying... I've finished...lol
12:24 am
darthdurden

show me a screenshot of your finished board then!
12:24 am
MotiveForce

She's on Britain-time... unfair advantage with the never-setting sun :)
12:24 am
MotiveForce

;)
12:25 am
Debs40ish

lol
12:25 am
MotiveForce

haha isn't darth the meanest? i can't wait till he loses more :P
12:25 am
Debs40ish

He just don't like being beaten by a woman!....lol
12:25 am
darthdurden

i didn't get beaten... you never finished :P
12:25 am
MotiveForce

well... from what i've heard he _does_ like being beaten by a woman
12:25 am
Debs40ish

Well I'll re-phrase that cos he might!
12:26 am
MotiveForce

but sudoku usually isn't involved ;)
12:26 am
Debs40ish

snap...lol
12:27 am
Debs40ish

I'll leave you all to it....... Hope you get finished soon Darth... need any help?.....lol
12:27 am
darthdurden

:P
12:27 am
Debs40ish

lol
12:27 am
MotiveForce

haha burrrrn
12:27 am
Debs40ish

I meant on sudoku!
12:28 am
darthdurden

i hope so
12:29 am
Debs40ish

Have fun... start of a new day here. Sweet dreams to those about to go to bed.. Take care, be happy & smile.. Lifes too short (((hugs)))
12:29 am
ahda

It says Easy but seems harder than those Medium and Hard ones
12:29 am
MotiveForce

you have to do it upside-down
12:29 am
MotiveForce

does your monitor swivel?
12:29 am
Debs40ish

pmsl
12:30 am
darthdurden

i'm doing mine at a 45 degree angle to add to the challenge!
12:30 am
MotiveForce

w00t
12:31 am
Debs40ish

Just admit it Darth... you've been beaten.. AND by a woman.....lol
12:31 am
MotiveForce

Darth is a woman?
12:31 am
Debs40ish

He is?
12:31 am
MotiveForce

she is... i know her ;)
12:32 am
Debs40ish

Oh.. sorry...lol
12:32 am
MotiveForce

haha
12:32 am
Debs40ish

I thought it was a bloke.. sorry...
12:33 am
MotiveForce

whatev... have a nice day Debs :)
12:33 am
Debs40ish

Cheers Mot and you.. Take care :)
12:54 am
MotiveForce

durp
1:03 am
mallika sen

done
1:04 am
mallika sen

wat abt u ppl
1:06 am
sprite

morning all :)
1:08 am
kneestabber

Morning sprite!
1:09 am
shortstop

morning
1:10 am
sprite

This easy one lives up to its name so far :)
1:12 am
MotiveForce

ur in 4 a treat
1:14 am
sprite

A treat like a nice and fast one on a busy day, or a treat as in a surprise after the easy start? ;)
1:14 am
MotiveForce

both at once.
1:14 am
sprite

Lol :)
1:19 am
ornith

hey, they changed the save function!
1:19 am
sprite

Dr_God is as good as his word, as ever :)
1:20 am
sprite

Efficient and elegant... god I love the way he works things out.
1:25 am
GingerUK

morning Sprite :)
1:25 am
sprite

Ha Ginger :)
1:35 am
helenkeller

hi everyone
1:35 am
MotiveForce

that's a messed up handle
1:36 am
helenkeller

uh, is my board right - it says easy but shows only 4 #'s in all of the boxes (four 8's) is that right?
1:36 am
MotiveForce

nope, there are a bunch of numbers
1:37 am
MotiveForce

refresh
1:37 am
helenkeller

well where the heck are the rest of my #'s - LOL
1:37 am
MotiveForce

i think you need more powerful glasses... if that would even help
1:37 am
helenkeller

ahhhh, that's more like it
1:37 am
helenkeller

lol motive!!!
1:38 am
MotiveForce

how do u play... braile monitor?
1:38 am
helenkeller

no, i just let the dog go at it
1:38 am
MotiveForce

i want one
1:38 am
MotiveForce

oh w0rd
1:38 am
GingerUK

this one lookseasy enough... is it?
1:39 am
MotiveForce

nope
1:39 am
darthdurden

yea... i finished it three times since it opened
1:39 am
MotiveForce

he finished Deb40ish three times since she opened
1:39 am
MotiveForce

but not the puzzle
1:40 am
MotiveForce

:-P pwned.
1:40 am
darthdurden

booyah
1:40 am
MotiveForce

since when is England a red plus sign? I've never seen that before
1:45 am
GingerUK

it is the flag of St George MotiveForce
1:46 am
MotiveForce

is that an Island or something?
1:46 am
wwd

it's a saint
1:46 am
GingerUK

the Union Jack is the flag of the British Isles/United kingdom.
1:46 am
MotiveForce

cuz the name of the image was "England" or something ... confuses me
1:46 am
MotiveForce

oh c000l
1:46 am
MotiveForce

what's the diff between "England" and "Britain" anywho?
1:47 am
darthdurden

i win!
1:53 am
guerro

what did you win ?
1:53 am
MotiveForce

Debs promised to give him loving
1:53 am
guerro

hrmm
1:55 am
MotiveForce

pt
1:55 am
MotiveForce

outta here
1:55 am
MotiveForce

Much love to my homies *pours the malt liquer or... the Mt. Dew*
2:00 am
GingerUK

bye MF
2:03 am
GingerUK

hmmm this is going to well!!
2:04 am
bzikofski

oh no ... not easy again..
2:28 am
GingerUK

thought so... WAS going too well :( :)
2:29 am
jabberjaw

This was easy...
2:30 am
GingerUK

I think i screwed up on the 1's, was going well1
2:46 am
morgan

good morning everybody
2:47 am
boric

good evening.
2:47 am
licketySplitAUS

evening
2:47 am
morgan

evening?
2:47 am
boric

yeah, evening.
2:47 am
licketySplitAUS

Sydney Australian here.
2:47 am
morgan

here (in germany) it's almost 10 in the morning
2:48 am
morgan

ok then good eve to down-under :-)
2:48 am
licketySplitAUS

ta
2:48 am
boric

friday is nearly over for us down under. roll on the weekend.
3:22 am
mikeh

this is pretty tough for an 'easy'
3:22 am
licketySplitAUS

yeah
3:34 am
licketySplitAUS

Done - once you get thru the hard part, it flies
3:34 am
bzikofski

easy very
3:34 am
bzikofski

i finished it within 1 hour. sooo easy
3:34 am
RobG

morning
3:35 am
licketySplitAUS

evening ;-)
3:35 am
JamieD

it should take under 10 mins to solve an easy
3:55 am
Babbler

easy my foot
3:56 am
Bubbles

morning
3:56 am
Babbler

hi bubbles : )
3:56 am
Anj

Your foot plays sodoku??
3:56 am
Bubbles

how are you?
3:56 am
Babbler

lol!! yeah! didn't I tell you?
3:56 am
Babbler

good thanks, bubbles. you? : )
3:58 am
Bubbles

yeah extrememly tired.
3:59 am
Babbler

how come? work?
3:59 am
Bubbles

sorry can't spell today!!!
3:59 am
Babbler

know the feeling (I'm tired too) : /
3:59 am
Vega

Whew, done. Had to do this one by hand. =P
3:59 am
Bubbles

work and decorating
3:59 am
Babbler

I just found a juicy number...... :D
4:02 am
Babbler

well that was exciting while it lasted. :/
4:04 am
Anj

*glares at definition of 'easy' in the dictionary* } /
4:05 am
Bubbles

absolutely!!!
4:05 am
Babbler

*takes dictionary and throws it out of window*
4:06 am
Babbler

hang on..... get past the impasse and it starts to fly......
4:06 am
Babbler

put all your potentials in..
4:07 am
Babbler

and remember your twins...
4:09 am
Babbler

wow.... done
4:09 am
Babbler

you shouldn't have to guess.
4:10 am
santa1563

this isnt working
4:10 am
santa1563

it might be because im half asleep on te keyboard
4:11 am
Anj

wtg Babs : )
4:11 am
Babbler

lol - I've been awake since yesterday! beat that! :D
4:11 am
Babbler

thanks, Anj :D
4:11 am
santa1563

what time is it where you are
4:11 am
Babbler

10am
4:11 am
santa1563

4am
4:12 am
Babbler

I've done 4am
4:12 am
santa1563

and ive done my fair share of staying up for days
4:13 am
Babbler

fair do's. I'm on yet another myself... : )
4:13 am
santa1563

i called it high school
4:13 am
santa1563

i called it high school
4:13 am
santa1563

oops
4:13 am
Babbler

I call mine insomnia
4:13 am
santa1563

lol my mom swears i have a sleeping disorder
4:14 am
sprite

Done :) For once, "easy" meant easy.
4:14 am
Babbler

where's that dictionary, Anj??
4:14 am
Babbler

good going, Sprite! ;D
4:16 am
Anj

Have I got the same puzzle?? : (
4:17 am
Babbler

it took me about an hour, Anj. (but I had no sleep)
4:17 am
sprite

Lol Anj ;)
4:17 am
trioptimum

woo, done it (about 45 minutes for me)
4:17 am
Babbler

you probably slept
4:17 am
sprite

And I am never fast, it took me all in all 45 minutes too.
4:18 am
trioptimum

including one false start...
4:18 am
trioptimum

yeah I did, is that cheating? :)
4:18 am
sprite

Lol @ cheating = sleeping
4:18 am
Babbler

hyeah!!! no false starts here *beams*
4:19 am
flarfu

only one point?
4:19 am
Babbler

I know. a lot of work, huh?
4:19 am
flarfu

ya
4:20 am
flarfu

later
4:20 am
Babbler

laters
4:21 am
Bubbles

bye babbler
4:21 am
Babbler

I was saying laters to flarfu
4:21 am
Babbler

Just debating Babble.... hmmm
4:22 am
Bubbles

ohh right, sorry
4:33 am
santa1563

i must admit defeat
4:33 am
santa1563

im too tired to sit here for 1 pt
4:34 am
Babbler

did you put all your potentials in, santa?
4:34 am
santa1563

night...morning...evening...take you pick
4:34 am
santa1563

prop not lol
4:34 am
santa1563

prop not lol
4:35 am
Anj

hmm, ok, it's been fish-whacked on 45 mins but it didn't seem easy... : /
4:35 am
Babbler

you got the 9 in the bottom right square?
4:35 am
Babbler

good going Anj! :D
4:36 am
morgan

this one i got
4:37 am
Babbler

put all your potentials in to see which ones are one their own in a region
4:37 am
Babbler

*on their own...
4:37 am
huggie

Yeah so now I have a very green square with lots of possibles :p
4:38 am
Babbler

yup - now go through it systematically. They're all definite numbers today
4:38 am
morgan

me too.
4:38 am
Bubbles

i've now realised that no matter how hard you hit the computer it still doesn't help!!!!
4:39 am
Babbler

lol bubbles! : D
4:45 am
morgan

pooouuuh i got it
4:45 am
morgan

i feel this one harder than the one yesterday
4:50 am
Onpaki

this is not so easy, i think.
4:51 am
Onpaki

yes, i agree... harder than yesterday's. & difficulty was medium?
4:55 am
huggie

Phew. Right once I got those 3s in place it all fell into place.
4:56 am
morgan

yesterday's difficulty was medium.
4:56 am
Babbler

done, huggie?
5:56 am
Psycho_Puppy

This is awful! x-x-x
6:02 am
blad

hahaha i pressed "save as checkpoint" when i wanted to do "return to checkpoint"
6:03 am
Psycho_Puppy

Oh no! Lol that sucks! x-x-x
6:03 am
blad

i give up maybe i give it later a try
6:03 am
Psycho_Puppy

Don't give up!
6:11 am
GingerUK

08705991111
6:11 am
Psycho_Puppy

:S
6:12 am
GingerUK

sorry for strange post, my 5 year ols son decided to try sudoku on the PC and I am on the laptop!!!!!
6:12 am
Psycho_Puppy

Lol I wondered what that was all about!x-x-x
6:53 am
caderoux

I see we have some new features...
6:56 am
miametro

i'm not finding this one easy at all. and yesterdays was a nightmare!
6:56 am
chebuctonian

hi all
6:57 am
GingerUK

hi chebuctonian
6:57 am
chebuctonian

how's it going this morning?
6:58 am
GingerUK

ummm... slow!
6:58 am
chebuctonian

yeah... it took me a minute to find a place to start this one... crazy. the one yesterday was much easier to get into on account of more complete lines and squares.
6:59 am
MrOoijer

very slow, indeed
6:59 am
chebuctonian

ok, the 6's are a good start
7:00 am
GingerUK

the starting point is always hard.... bottom right 9 is my most complete square at present, 6 of 9 numbers
7:00 am
GingerUK

I have 7 of the 6's
7:01 am
chebuctonian

same
7:02 am
chebuctonian

I just noticed the bottom right corner too... that line was 3,5,7 which means only 4,9 fit in that square
7:03 am
GingerUK

I have that one
7:04 am
chebuctonian

woot! now there's some easier ones to pick off :)
7:14 am
chebuctonian

this is not an easy one! it's more like a medium!
7:15 am
miametro

well. i have ALL my possibles in, and i don't have any doubles or singles that i can take out or anything. what now?!
7:15 am
chebuctonian

look for triples? :)
7:17 am
miametro

I've never got that far in learning sudoku rules, what do you do with them? i have two boxes with three numbers in, but not three boxes with three, i don't thinl.
7:17 am
chebuctonian

have you taken a look at the wikipedia page on sudoku?
7:17 am
miametro

nope
7:17 am
chebuctonian

normally for an easy puzzle, you shouldn't have to use those advanced strategies!
7:18 am
miametro

exactly! i've played these things alot, but i seem to be out of my stride lately. can't see the numbers properly.
7:18 am
chebuctonian

oh god... I've made a mistake :(
7:19 am
GingerUK

I hate that!
7:19 am
GingerUK

going great guns and then suddenly a double number!!!!
7:19 am
chebuctonian

lol, well that's par for the course. I don't always put in all the possibilities, and on websudoku I use a tick to indicate just partial possibilities
7:20 am
MrOoijer

i had that twice already -- having to start al over again
7:20 am
GingerUK

I have started over once
7:21 am
chebuctonian

ok, so far there's two squares that are relatively easy to start on... the top middle and bottom right
7:21 am
MrOoijer

actually I know the solution, because I made the error on a point where there were only 2 possibilities
7:21 am
GingerUK

Chebuctonian, Have you placed a 1 in the far right row yet?
7:21 am
chebuctonian

which row?
7:22 am
GingerUK

column I mean!
7:22 am
GingerUK

the last one, column 9
7:22 am
chebuctonian

I haven't.
7:22 am
GingerUK

hmm 2 possibles... not sure yet which to use LOL
7:23 am
GingerUK

well done Mr O
7:26 am
miametro

i'm completely stuck. i hate these stupid things, they make me so mad when i can't do them!
7:26 am
GingerUK

lol miametro
7:27 am
miametro

at least with babble you get recognised for completing a puzzle part way. this way, you only get points if you finish.
7:27 am
chebuctonian

shall we work through it?
7:27 am
miametro

i've only got 8 numbers placed so far.
7:27 am
raerae7133

Ginger, did you move recently? :)
7:27 am
chebuctonian

first left column, do you have the 1 placed?
7:27 am
GingerUK

how can we do that without spoiling it for others chebuctonian?
7:28 am
GingerUK

yes, I do
7:28 am
miametro

yes
7:28 am
chebuctonian

meh, if people don't want the chatter, they'll just use websudoku, or -- just ignore my rambling.
7:28 am
GingerUK

why GHaxored?
7:28 am
chebuctonian

and the 7?
7:28 am
GingerUK

no, not the 7 yet
7:29 am
MrOoijer

:-)
7:29 am
GingerUK

oh the flag! it's the flag of St George, ENgland! rather than Union Jack for UK
7:29 am
raerae7133

Ahh, that's better
7:29 am
miametro

NO SEVEN
7:29 am
miametro

oops, sorry
7:29 am
miametro

lol
7:29 am
chebuctonian

only 1 spot where the 7 will go there :)
7:30 am
GingerUK

got it
7:30 am
miametro

i have three spots it can go in.
7:30 am
MrOoijer

only 1 point for an hours work :-(
7:30 am
miametro

oh no there isn't, i'm an idiot! lol
7:30 am
chebuctonian

:)
7:33 am
chebuctonian

aaah, bit by bit I'm placing numbers there. after the 1,7 there's a 4 that's easy. a double appears in the top left corner, which makes the 9 easy to find in the bottom left one.
7:34 am
miametro

you've lost me completely.
7:35 am
miametro

i have two places the four can go in.
7:35 am
chebuctonian

ooh, then you don't have the 4 in the middle right. try that first :)
7:35 am
GingerUK

me too
7:35 am
miametro

yes, i do.
7:35 am
miametro

heh. and the middle left.
7:36 am
miametro

the two places are in the bottom left.
7:36 am
miametro

we should really number the squares, it'd be so much easier, lol.
7:36 am
chebuctonian

I was about to say that! squares 1-9, counting top to bottom, left to right?
7:36 am
miametro

yup, good idea.
7:36 am
raerae7133

or go the map route
7:36 am
miametro

so, i have two places for the first row's 4, both in 7.
7:37 am
raerae7133

A-I 1-9
7:37 am
raerae7133

G-9
7:37 am
raerae7133

you sunk my battleship!
7:37 am
GingerUK

along the corridor and up the stairs!
7:37 am
chebuctonian

LOL
7:37 am
chebuctonian

ok, do you have the 4 in squares 4 and 6?
7:37 am
GingerUK

ok, you just lost me!
7:37 am
miametro

yes
7:37 am
GingerUK

not with map refs
7:37 am
chebuctonian

and the 4 and 7 in sq.1?
7:38 am
miametro

no
7:38 am
miametro

i have a double for them
7:39 am
chebuctonian

ok. that's all I have too. but that means you know where the 9's can go. now look at S7, there's only one spot for 9 left
7:39 am
GingerUK

rewind... did you place the 4 in column A cheb?
7:39 am
miametro

AHH, so there is.
7:39 am
miametro

couldn't see that for looking.
7:39 am
chebuctonian

we're lettering the columns?
7:39 am
GingerUK

um.. pass!
7:39 am
GingerUK

or column 1 then!
7:40 am
chebuctonian

miametro: if you have a double with 4,7, the three numbers left are 2,8,9
7:41 am
chebuctonian

I only have a 4 in S4, with a double in S1 (4,7)
7:41 am
GingerUK

s????
7:41 am
chebuctonian

square :)
7:41 am
miametro

squre
7:41 am
GingerUK

ohhh
7:41 am
raerae7133

I would letter columns
7:41 am
raerae7133

ever used microsoft Excel?
7:41 am
miametro

yeah, got that, lol.
7:42 am
chebuctonian

yup, but a hAx0r should be using openoffice :P
7:42 am
miametro

i've placed the 5 is s7, but i'm not sure it's right...
7:42 am
miametro

oh no, yes i am.
7:42 am
miametro

ol
7:42 am
Zoor

×ΕΎ×” נסגר?
7:42 am
miametro

no confidence in my own abilities.
7:42 am
Zoor

ma nisgar?
7:42 am
GingerUK

I don't have iut there
7:42 am
raerae7133

well there is one aspect of openoffice that I regularly practice with microsoft products
7:42 am
raerae7133

I don't pay for them
7:42 am
chebuctonian

:)
7:43 am
raerae7133

oh hey
7:43 am
raerae7133

I didn't notice the start over button. sweet
7:43 am
raerae7133

anyhow, gotta run to work
7:43 am
GingerUK

:-)
7:45 am
chebuctonian

miametro- the 9 in the second column has to be in S1
7:45 am
balker

I know I'm wasted today, but "easy"? I had to start over twice, and I never do that :)
7:46 am
chebuctonian

balker- I usually finish a medium or evil in half the time this one took me. this is definitely not easy
7:47 am
miametro

Does it? oh :/ then i'm wrong.
7:48 am
miametro

oh jesus! this chat is getting too confusing, you said s1 and i read s7!! blimey.
7:48 am
miametro

so just to clarify, i was right, lol.
7:48 am
miametro

i have 4, 2 and 8 to place in S7.
7:49 am
chebuctonian

yup... same here... now I'm back to picking off individual numbers I got a 2 on row 9! yay!
7:49 am
GingerUK

me too
7:50 am
chebuctonian

oh, two doubles in S3! :)
7:50 am
miametro

i have 2 and 8 to place in row 9.
7:51 am
chebuctonian

hmm... I'll add another programming project to my list
7:52 am
chebuctonian

a sudoku solving tutor :)
7:52 am
miametro

how did you get your 2 in row 9?
7:52 am
chebuctonian

sorry, column 9
7:52 am
GingerUK

I haven't got it yet
7:53 am
miametro

ah well, i have four places for 2 in COLUMN 9! lol.
7:53 am
chebuctonian

my bad... if in column 9 (C9) you place the 2, the 3 in S3 becomes possible
7:53 am
dplass

chebuctonian: please don't give hints or answers
7:53 am
chebuctonian

dplass: a/s/l
7:53 am
miametro

he's helping me and ginger uk, dplass.
7:53 am
dplass

chebuctonian: w/t/h?
7:53 am
chebuctonian

seriously, if we're not going to use a social feature to help each other, that's what we're going to be talking about :P
7:54 am
miametro

you can always click on who's online if you don't want to see them.
7:54 am
dplass

???
7:54 am
dplass

it's become accepted etiquitte here not to discuss actual answers or hints
7:54 am
miametro

since when?
7:55 am
miametro

how else are we supposed to help each other?
7:55 am
dplass

er, always since i've been here
7:55 am
chebuctonian

miametro, ginger_uk have been here at the same time every morning for 3-4 in a row
7:55 am
GingerUK

I don't give exacts, hints are ok though
7:55 am
dplass

we're not supposed to help eachother
7:55 am
miametro

it happens on babble all the time.
7:55 am
EvilBernd

i dont like hints, too
7:55 am
chebuctonian

so, dplass, what do you talk about then?
7:55 am
EvilBernd

it feels like cheating
7:55 am
hokie carla

maybe the rules are different at different times of day, but every time I've been here hints were unacceptable.
7:55 am
dplass

lol
7:55 am
miametro

so don't read them, or don't use them.
7:56 am
GingerUK

hints aren't answers...
7:56 am
hokie carla

shoot, every time I've been here someone's saying guessing is unacceptable.
7:56 am
caderoux

unnecessary
7:56 am
dplass

it's usually me
7:56 am
EvilBernd

well its a game for one person
7:56 am
chebuctonian

guessing and giving hints aren't the same thing... you never need to guess!
7:56 am
GingerUK

so is babble!!
7:56 am
hokie carla

well, if you never need to guess, then you shouldn't need hints either.
7:57 am
chebuctonian

errr... it's a game for one person, with a social chat... if you want to play by your lonesome... you could beat websudoku
7:57 am
hokie carla

oh, I totally feel like a cheat in babble
7:57 am
caderoux

I think the point of hints is to reveal the logic so that the players can learn
7:57 am
chebuctonian

hokie: hints are sometimes meant to convey solving strategies
7:58 am
chebuctonian

heh, what caderoux said :)
7:58 am
GingerUK

we can't all do this naturally
7:58 am
miametro

cheb isn't using hints, they're (sorry don't know if you're m or f!) helping us by giving them.
7:58 am
laketrout

but then revealing the logic is better than just giving the answer
7:59 am
GingerUK

revealing logic is very helpful
7:59 am
hokie carla

ever heard "can't teach an old dog new tricks"? that's how I feel. If my brain can't logically figure it out, I'm not going to learn now. :-)
8:00 am
GingerUK

giving answers is not really on, it takes away self satisfaction!!!
8:00 am
GingerUK

I'm 43 and learning the logic!!
8:00 am
hokie carla

ps - I wasn't the one complaining. I was merely backing up dplass that that has been unacceptable in here before.
8:01 am
caderoux

and done.
8:01 am
GingerUK

42 actually, not 43 till next tues ;)
8:01 am
GingerUK

s'ok Hokie carla!
8:01 am
hokie carla

well, happy early birthday! I will be 33 in a couple of weeks.
8:01 am
miametro

cheb, how did you place the 2 in c9?
8:01 am
dplass

hokie carla thx
8:03 am
chebuctonian

miametro... you'll have to take a look at those 4 spots one at a time
8:03 am
NJL

it is a bit cold tonight
8:03 am
Aray

hi
8:03 am
GingerUK

hi aray
8:03 am
NJL

g'day
8:04 am
Aray

first time
8:04 am
miametro

oh, i really can't get this at all. i've got too many little green stupid numbers and no bloody answers! lol.
8:04 am
Aray

good place
8:05 am
hokie carla

I have a love/hate with the green & red numbers.
8:05 am
GingerUK

me too, helpful for a while then I have to get rid of them!
8:05 am
hokie carla

I love to put them on the grid, but I hate how they never actually help me.
8:05 am
hokie carla

a "remove subscripts" would be nice
8:07 am
GingerUK

yeah!
8:07 am
miametro

cheb, i think i'm going to give up. it's not worth it for 1pt!
8:08 am
GingerUK

would be nice to have 1 point, haven't finished one yet!
8:08 am
miametro

well, there are only 15 hours left and i don't know if i'm going to make it! lol.
8:09 am
hokie carla

the very first day I was here was an actually easy "easy". I even finished a 10 pointer pretty easily one day, but the last few days I've really been struggling. something must've happened to my logic.
8:09 am
GingerUK

lol
8:14 am
miametro

-BANGS HEAD AGAINST WALL-
8:16 am
twofisted

done
8:16 am
Aray

good
8:21 am
dplass

crap
8:21 am
chebuctonian

finally
8:21 am
Danno

having more problems with this one then I did with yesterdays...
8:26 am
chebuctonian

Danno: same here. it took me 10 minutes for yesterday's, probably 30 minutes on this one!
8:26 am
chebuctonian

and 1 miserable point. LOL
8:26 am
Danno

che - yea trying not to just guess.... but getting frustrated :)
8:27 am
chebuctonian

there's got to be a way to sort these puzzles by complexity based on the algorithms humans will have to use to solve them
8:27 am
Danno

yea I'm starting to wonder about the criteria used to decide difficulty
8:27 am
Danno

where is god when you need him
8:28 am
chebuctonian

maybe it's a her. you could be looking in all the wrong places!
8:29 am
Danno

touche. Very sexist of me
8:30 am
chebuctonian

eh, I'm just a contrarian. it's nice to wonder if things are the opposite of what everyone else assumes/believes.
8:31 am
gray

This one is not easy.
8:32 am
miametro

FINISHED.
8:32 am
Danno

and I'm the guy that just doesn't care either way :)
8:32 am
NJL

how???
8:32 am
miametro

once i got the c9 2 out of the way the rest of it just fell into place so damn easily i could strangle myself.
8:32 am
Goldthang

hi
8:40 am
NoBoDy

hi everyone
8:40 am
Kellie

erm i dont seem to have any numbers!!! surely this cant be an easy!! lol
8:41 am
NJL

you should be able to ge 5 in the top middle set
8:42 am
Kellie

ah ha there they are
8:42 am
NJL

and the 1
8:47 am
Bubbles

its not
8:48 am
Dossy

wow, this is actually challenging. how refreshing :)
8:48 am
Dossy

the lack of 2's makes this challenging ...
8:49 am
Kellie

hi bubbles
8:49 am
Bubbles

hi mate
8:50 am
Kellie

what you doing on here... thought you done it
8:50 am
Bubbles

no that message you got was from yesterday
8:51 am
Kellie

oh might of been.... i got a message from you today saying done it! i sent you back saying rock on
8:51 am
Bubbles

and i sent back eh?
8:52 am
Kellie

yeah thats it lol did you send that message yesterday then
8:52 am
Bubbles

yeah
8:52 am
Bubbles

your phone is crap
8:52 am
Kellie

ha ha.. how bad is my network
8:53 am
Bubbles

terrible
8:53 am
Kellie

i got a text today from Marc, which he sent me yesterday
8:55 am
acheekymonkey

easy? someone is throwing us a bone....
8:55 am
Kellie

im still putting all the greens in but so far it does not look easy
8:56 am
acheekymonkey

lol. i guess i spoke too soon!
8:56 am
Chank

there is a 2 ... once you get that 2 the rest falls into place.
8:56 am
Kellie

lets hope i find that 2 pretty soon then lol
8:56 am
Danno

I must be missing something, cause this is the hardest puzzle yet
8:56 am
NJL

extra clue please
8:57 am
Chank

... its in a corner
8:57 am
Dossy

chank -- can you deduce that 2 with certainty?
8:57 am
Dossy

or are you just guessing?
8:58 am
Chank

i finished the puzzle ^_^v
8:58 am
Dave

it was difficult for me too, until I filled out all possible numbers then it became pretty obvious... took about 10 mins to get there, 2 to finish it out
8:58 am
Kellie

in a corner could either be a corner of the whole grid or in a corner of a box!!
8:58 am
Chank

well i dont want to just give it away lol
8:58 am
Dossy

yeah, this is definitely solvable
8:58 am
Kellie

spoil sport lol
8:59 am
Dossy

I must have overlooked something as I went through ... time to double-check my work :)
8:59 am
Dave

don't worry about the 2s until you've handled all other possibilities... it's impossible to deduce the 2 at the beginning
8:59 am
Chank

dave speaks truth
8:59 am
Dossy

dave: yeah, but I'm stuck in a 50/50 here ...
9:00 am
Dave

it probably should have been medium difficulty, it required a few "extra" algorithms in places
9:00 am
Kellie

i so hope this baby doesnt wake up lol.. I'm busy
9:01 am
Chank

hrm i dunno about that. it actually took me longer to do yesterdays than this one. once you find the key tile its pretty free flowing
9:01 am
Dave

agreed, the first half was difficult, the second half was a breeze
9:01 am
Dave

agreed, the first half was difficult, the second half was a breeze
9:01 am
Dossy

duh, I see what I missed - haha, thanks :)
9:01 am
NJL

i finished yesterdays in half the time
9:01 am
Dave

hmm, interesting double post...
9:01 am
NJL

and I am still trying..
9:02 am
Chank

how many of you are using guessing as a means to solve these?
9:03 am
acheekymonkey

i don't guess
9:03 am
Dave

didn't need to guess
9:03 am
NJL

i dont guess either
9:03 am
NJL

but I haven't sloved it yet
9:04 am
tuco

done
9:04 am
Chank

just wondering ^_^v. I use the same algorithm everyday and always get it within 10-45 mins
9:04 am
tuco

there are many algorithms for this
9:05 am
evanadine

algorithms?
math talk makes my brain hurt!
9:05 am
tuco

an algorithm is just a recipe, steps to follow.
9:06 am
acheekymonkey

you don't have to guess...but i'm sure that is an algorithm some people use. :)
9:06 am
tuco

this is definitely NOT a math based puzzle
9:06 am
torgone

I don't care how Al Gore does it ..
9:06 am
Chank

lol
9:06 am
acheekymonkey

Al Gore invented Sudoku
9:07 am
tuco

He did
9:07 am
evanadine

lol
9:07 am
tuco

I invented Al Gore
9:07 am
tuco

He never said he invented the internet
9:07 am
Kellie

darn... baby awake now!!!good luck everyone.. bubbles ill call you later
9:07 am
tuco

He said he helped make it possible
9:07 am
tuco

And he actually did.
9:14 am
TAC

well I wish he hadn't!!
9:14 am
acheekymonkey

lol
9:14 am
Christopher

good morning all.
9:26 am
NJL

I finally got the break through, and it was with a 9
9:27 am
NJL

i'm finished now, good luck to the rest of you still trying
9:27 am
Sailor Passion

Stupit question : how do you play sudoku?
9:28 am
evanadine

read "how to play" at the top
9:28 am
Christopher

Not a stupid question but the best answer will be in the "How to Play" at the top.
9:28 am
Sailor Passion

ooh thanks
9:28 am
The2aces

does anyone else's sudoku puzzle flash with the chat area?
9:29 am
The2aces

it's getting pretty annoying
9:29 am
Christopher

not here.
9:29 am
lukfugl

no... what browser are you using?
9:29 am
evanadine

not sure what you mean aces...so im guessing no
9:29 am
acheekymonkey

not on safari that i can tell
9:29 am
lukfugl

I'm on firefox (on mac)
9:29 am
Christopher

using safari with no problems.
9:29 am
LMonch

Got it!
9:30 am
LMonch

1 more point... I am begining to like this thing of sudoku!
9:30 am
Christopher

might try safari and see if you still have a problem.
9:31 am
torgone

2aces - I've heard you made need to upgrade your firefox
9:32 am
torgone

may
9:33 am
dplass

AUGH
9:33 am
Danno

damn, I'm on the verge of guessing....
9:33 am
dplass

starting over
9:39 am
hokie carla

I'm not going to start over just yet, but I'm sure I'll be there soon.
9:42 am
Cornfed

done and done, not too bad
9:43 am
dplass

ugh
9:48 am
flamtap

wow. that was more challenging than yesterday. But I got a whole point. Whew.
9:51 am
Danno

finally
9:51 am
Danno

most challenging one I've had yet I think
9:52 am
Cathy

Agreed ... this one definitely seemed harder than an Easy category !
9:57 am
hokie carla

well, I finished. but I'm not going lie to you, I had to take one leap of faith. (rest was pure logic, I swear!)
9:58 am
mzhokie

carla.... are you sure just one? :)
9:59 am
harpjane

Oh good, an easy one. At least I can get my points one at a time.....
9:59 am
hokie carla

are you calling me a liar, Mz???
10:00 am
mzhokie

did I say that? hehehe
10:00 am
hokie carla

alright, I gotta get moving. later!
10:02 am
dplass

crap
10:11 am
BariSaxPat

Easy? PAH!
10:11 am
BariSaxPat

Lies I say!
10:14 am
Dossy

phew, finally solved it... blah. :)
10:17 am
raerae7133

Hi Rachel
10:19 am
sandr

i agree this generator for the grid is not telling the truth im thimking its taken me all of this morning to solve it
10:19 am
Rachel

hi matthew :-)
10:19 am
Rachel

hi matthew :-)
10:21 am
Rachel

this is not easy!
10:28 am
miller da killer

hi guys. i agree this is not easy i have a few but i'm stuck!
10:56 am
apsmith

one key is lower right corner, I think...
11:00 am
M3

that started off really hard then when i got one number sussed it was dead easy
11:00 am
kneestabber

All that for 1 point. Oh well. It's fun, right?
11:11 am
chu

should tie the scoring to time taken to solve
11:11 am
Limer

yeah, I hear ya kneestabber!
11:11 am
raerae7133

How about a better method for determining difficulty
11:12 am
raerae7133

Right now, I'm guessing it's directly tied to the amount of numbers you start off with
11:12 am
raerae7133

Becayse in this case, the numbers given at the start don't help very much
11:12 am
raerae7133

even though there are quite a few
11:13 am
Limer

no arguement there, haxored
11:13 am
GingerUK

not finished yet Haxored?
11:13 am
raerae7133

I haven't had much time to concentrate on it
11:13 am
raerae7133

I'm at work right now :)
11:13 am
Limer

ditto
11:13 am
raerae7133

just sort of had the window open though
11:13 am
Limer

lunch
11:13 am
raerae7133

which is why scoring based on time wouldn't be such a good idea
11:14 am
Limer

ditto
11:15 am
GingerUK

I'm not done either
11:17 am
GingerUK

anyone know how many obvious numbers there are to start with?
11:19 am
Limer

not sure what you mean, GingerUK
11:19 am
GingerUK

it's ok Limer
11:20 am
Limer

I'll be alright
11:20 am
raerae7133

"Are there any numbers right from the start that are easy to fill in, that I might be missing?"
11:20 am
Limer

I'll be alright
11:20 am
Limer

I think?
11:20 am
GingerUK

thanks Haxored... are you bored LOL
11:21 am
raerae7133

No :)
11:24 am
Limer

Nailed that puppy!
11:24 am
Limer

Rank me, baby!
11:24 am
GingerUK

wd Limer
11:24 am
Limer

Keep pluggin' GF
11:25 am
Limer

tx
11:25 am
Limer

all that for one point
11:26 am
Limer

haxord, how deep is the snow out in MN?
11:26 am
raerae7133

Not so much anymore. It's melting
11:27 am
raerae7133

It was up to about 10 inches in some places
11:27 am
Limer

I used to live around the TC
11:27 am
Limer

worked in St Louis Pk.
11:27 am
Limer

In Ohio now.
11:27 am
NoBoDy

take 2
11:27 am
Limer

No snow
11:33 am
NoBoDy

man, im on a roll! (thats a first) :-)
11:45 am
Rachel

Matt?
11:45 am
raerae7133

yes?
11:46 am
Rachel

hi!
11:46 am
Rachel

Beat it yet?
11:46 am
raerae7133

I still haven't gotten it. I think I screwed up early on. So I'm starting over
11:46 am
Rachel

ok
11:47 am
Rachel

*mwa*
11:51 am
TheMadRef

the rankings don't seem to match the difficulty, that was not easy
11:53 am
TP17

done! Whoo, that was a tricky one for awhile
12:03 pm
raerae7133

Psh I give up. It's not worth the point
12:12 pm
Rachel

aww
12:20 pm
wwd

done
12:20 pm
wwd

woot
12:22 pm
shortstop

I got it done but I had to make a guess
12:22 pm
shortstop

this one was not easy (at least for me)
12:41 pm
macuser

Done! That one *was* easy... for a change
1:00 pm
guerro

you can't be serious
1:03 pm
davidtoc

ugh. never attempt a sudoku--even an easy one--without coffee.
1:07 pm
dtan

why do the easy one's seem harder?
1:09 pm
guerro

because they are. Its a sick trick played on us by the creators
1:15 pm
miller da killer

i have to agree with you guerro...been working offline on this one all day!
1:16 pm
whitewoe

way harder than yesterdays (imho)
1:17 pm
guerro

i still only have the one 2 that was given in the beginning ugh
1:17 pm
miller da killer

same here
1:17 pm
guerro

maybe i had too much beer and pizza last night
1:18 pm
dtan

maybe you didn't have enough?
1:18 pm
miller da killer

that might be the problem!
1:18 pm
guerro

;) its 79 degrees here right now
1:18 pm
miller da killer

looks pretty sunny here too!
1:19 pm
dtan

where's here?
1:19 pm
guerro

Chandler, Az
1:19 pm
miller da killer

rocky mts.
1:19 pm
dtan

cool, good skiing/snowboarding?
1:19 pm
british16chica

it's nice in LA
1:19 pm
guerro

i guess we are going to start on our next 142 day streak without rain
1:19 pm
dtan

hah
1:20 pm
dtan

overcast in nyc
1:20 pm
dtan

around mid40s, but it's nice
1:20 pm
miller da killer

yeah there wasnt too much snow until last week here but now there is
1:20 pm
dtan

cool
1:20 pm
guerro

why is tom Cruise such a dork?
1:20 pm
miller da killer

don't you hate when he gets mad? like in mission impossibel?
1:21 pm
dtan

cause he likes to jump all over furniture on national television
1:21 pm
guerro

i hate when he acts like a total nut job with all the scientology and cradle robbing and just being a general ass
1:21 pm
miller da killer

yeah i missed that one
1:21 pm
dtan

ya hah
1:22 pm
dtan

he's just got a huge ego
1:22 pm
miller da killer

dito
1:22 pm
dtan

some reporter squirted him in the face with a squirt gun while doing an interview with him haha i thought that was pretty good
1:22 pm
guerro

are there still people out there who actually like to watch his movies and think he is not totally nuts ?
1:22 pm
miller da killer

have you seen war of worlds. single worst movie ever made!!!
1:22 pm
guerro

dtan: it was a dildo squirt gun shaped like a penis
1:23 pm
dtan

haha even better!
1:23 pm
guerro

yhou could probably find the video online
1:23 pm
dtan

he got his pearl necklace that day
1:23 pm
dtan

ya probably
1:24 pm
miller da killer

have any of you gotten any new numbers lately?
1:24 pm
dtan

i got one 6, tha'ts it
1:24 pm
miller da killer

out of the whole puzzle
1:24 pm
dtan

ya pathetic
1:25 pm
guerro

dang a tortoise that was over 250 years old wow
1:25 pm
guerro

it just died though
1:25 pm
dtan

woot, now four numbers total!!!
1:25 pm
miller da killer

i totally give up so i'll be going...
1:26 pm
guerro

bye
1:31 pm
dtan

that tortoise die?
1:32 pm
guerro

yeah, liver failure
1:32 pm
dtan

damn
1:32 pm
dtan

damn alcoholic tortoises!!!
1:33 pm
guerro

it was brought to india from islands in the 18th century by British sailors
1:33 pm
dtan

damn that's a loooong time again
1:33 pm
dtan

ago*
1:35 pm
guerro

yes it was alive before the USA's independence
1:37 pm
guerro

well, i am going to play some poker and come back to this later
1:59 pm
raggedyandy3478

that, for once, was somewhat easy, but i can definitely see how someone would think it is hard
1:59 pm
blitzkrieg

its a hard easy
2:01 pm
raggedyandy3478

true, its nothing like the 'easy' on the websudoku, but it was definitely a lot easier than the hard puzzles here
2:03 pm
raggedyandy3478

well, I am gone, good luck to all!
2:26 pm
Linda

nice to see an easy one today. let's see how long it takes?
2:27 pm
davidtoc

seems harder than an easy to me.
2:27 pm
Linda

they all seem hard!
2:28 pm
davidtoc

:)
2:28 pm
btwrt

that's why it has a difficulty level of easy ... because it IS, in fact, difficult ...
2:28 pm
davidtoc

fair enough, btwrt.
2:29 pm
btwrt

they should just measure the difficulty by how many doritos you eat while you solve them
2:30 pm
davidtoc

hahaha! cute idea!
2:30 pm
btwrt

*stuffing face*
2:31 pm
doogie

drinking brandy and ginger
2:32 pm
doogie

it's a lot more difficult than the easy in the Daily Mail
2:32 pm
Linda

too right doogie
2:33 pm
doogie

oo ha
2:35 pm
Linda

i can't do it!!!!
2:37 pm
lula

lala
2:38 pm
lula

smoking ciggarettes and watching captain kangaroo
2:42 pm
pthomp

don't tell me you've nothing to do...
2:43 pm
doogie

anybody got the sore throat and compulsive dry throat?
2:43 pm
doogie

sorry meant sore throat and compulsive dry cough -
2:45 pm
abstract17fr

hi all
2:45 pm
guerro

hi
2:45 pm
Linda

i've put in all the green marks and still can't work it out. am i really that useless?
2:46 pm
EvilBernd

no
2:52 pm
btwrt


i have the sore throat but no cough *yet*
2:54 pm
Linda

i did some guessing - it didn't work. no way is this easy! i give up
2:54 pm
EvilBernd

who is responsible for the difficulty??
2:56 pm
almostaghost

octopus!
2:56 pm
btwrt

for real. i am so stuck.
2:57 pm
EvilBernd

who is octopus??
2:58 pm
british16chica

i've resorted to random guessing on paper to see if i can eliminate possibilities...
2:59 pm
EvilBernd

when you found a second 2 gimme a call
3:00 pm
MDFreaK76

hello all
3:03 pm
guerro

hello
3:04 pm
EvilBernd

i feel like 1 number / hour
3:05 pm
EvilBernd

oh my first row - i have a streak
3:10 pm
british16chica

i just feel like i am missing something obvious
3:10 pm
EvilBernd

i did it
3:11 pm
EvilBernd

now back to the porn - j/k
3:11 pm
dtan

EvilBernd really isn't 'j/k' hehe
3:12 pm
EvilBernd

pst - don't tell
3:12 pm
dtan

hah
3:15 pm
Chameleon

you are, british
3:15 pm
guerro

i think once i get my second 2 then it will be faster
3:15 pm
Chameleon

don't mean that in a rude way
3:15 pm
Chameleon

damn..no tone of voice to know how I meant that
3:16 pm
british16chica

i figured, and once it hits me, I'll be smacking my forehead
3:16 pm
british16chica

it's all good
3:16 pm
guerro

its okay. on the internet all you have to do is put a ";)" after everything you type and it makes everything okay
3:17 pm
pthomp

anyone know how they decide if easy, medium or hard?
3:17 pm
doogie

everybody ok and enjoying friday evening?
3:17 pm
guerro

evening? its only 217pm
3:17 pm
guerro

;)
3:18 pm
pthomp

guerro - here too
3:18 pm
doogie

where are you? I m in wales and it is 21.20
3:19 pm
btwrt

i don't want this to be the third day in a row i can't figure out the sudoku ... *sniff*
3:19 pm
pthomp

AZ = 2:30 pm
3:20 pm
pthomp

2:20
3:24 pm
doogie

what is the weather like? It's really cold her in Wales at 21.30. Please ell me where you are so that I can feel really envious
3:24 pm
pthomp

sunny, blue skies- about 75degrees
3:26 pm
doogie

pthomp where are you?
3:26 pm
pthomp

Tucson, Arizona USA
3:26 pm
doogie

mon dieu mon dieu you lucky person
3:27 pm
pthomp

like this most of the time til summer when it can be 115 degrees. We had snow in the area last weekend now 75
3:28 pm
doogie

have you ever experienced fog and ice and yukky don't want to get out of bed days
3:28 pm
MDFreaK76

thats every day in New Jersey!
3:28 pm
pthomp

yes lived in SEattle for a while - not my favorite
3:28 pm
guerro

its 79 and clear here
3:29 pm
doogie

guerro - where are you?
3:29 pm
guerro

Az
3:29 pm
doogie

is that Arizonna?
3:30 pm
guerro

yep, you guessed it
3:31 pm
doogie

how cold is it in winter then where you are?
3:31 pm
davidtoc

finally! i had to start over twice 'cause i kept screwing something up.
3:31 pm
davidtoc

see u all later!
3:31 pm
guerro

can get to 20 sometimes but up north it snows and rains all year
3:32 pm
doogie

guerro is that -20 C? are you really serious?
3:32 pm
pthomp

guerro, you've got to be up north. we had no rain for 4 months till last weeekend
3:33 pm
british16chica

i have enough filled in, that i don't want to start over, but can't get past where i am
3:33 pm
guerro

doogie: 20 F pthomp: i never said I was up north, nor idd I say it has rained here in the valley of the sun. In fact we went 142 days without rain
3:34 pm
pthomp

ah, PHX
3:34 pm
guerro

;)
3:34 pm
guerro

chandler actually
3:35 pm
guerro

i have to work at 5 and I kinda want to finish this thing before I go in
3:35 pm
guerro

argghh
3:35 pm
pthomp

done. later folkser
3:36 pm
pthomp

done. later all
3:36 pm
doogie

guerro don't understand your message. what is pthomp? I think you have misinterpreted my message or, like me, enjoying relaxing on Friday night?
3:37 pm
guerro

doogie: when you see a sn with a colon after that means I am addressing that person just like with your name in this message
3:37 pm
guerro

pthomp: later
3:40 pm
doogie

you are not making sense
3:41 pm
guerro

is English your first language ? You may not be understanding my perfect English
3:41 pm
guerro

did you not see that user with the name "pthomp" ?
3:41 pm
british16chica

c'mon where's the wink? ;)
3:41 pm
british16chica

be nice...
3:42 pm
guerro

I left it off because I intended to be cheeky
3:42 pm
guerro

;)
3:42 pm
doogie

forget it!!
3:42 pm
guerro

lol
3:43 pm
guerro

that means laughing out loud. It describes what I am actually doing right this moment
3:44 pm
guerro

ok back to the puzzle
3:45 pm
doogie

cheers to all - no hard feelings ok?
3:46 pm
Stef

Why is this puzzle called "easy"? Its frickin not.
3:46 pm
MDFreaK76

cheers to that
3:47 pm
Stef

Don't worry doogie, it made no sense to me either
3:47 pm
guerro

doogie: you would be the only one with those. I certainly have none! w00t
3:49 pm
doogie

are we connecting around the world? I am in wales and it is 21.48 Where are you all?
3:49 pm
MDFreaK76

4:48
3:49 pm
Stef

I've been wondering what w00t means. Guerro, could you explain? Doogie, i'm in Scotland
3:49 pm
caffeinatedelf

michigan USA :)
3:49 pm
MDFreaK76

New Jersey, US
3:50 pm
MDFreaK76

w00t is an interjection used to express joy
3:50 pm
btwrt

yo caffein! ... i'm florida, USA
3:50 pm
caffeinatedelf

lol, btwrt! you live right by my sister!!
3:50 pm
btwrt

u r too funny
3:51 pm
caffeinatedelf

sorry to hijack the chatterbox for our personal amusement. btwrt IS my sister. :)
3:51 pm
MDFreaK76

florida is a very large town
3:51 pm
marciikeler

i hate this fracking puzzle :P
3:51 pm
MDFreaK76

cheers
3:52 pm
marciikeler

i get the hard ones no problem, but this "easy" one is kicking my ass
3:52 pm
MDFreaK76

me too
3:52 pm
Stef

me too
3:52 pm
btwrt

yeah this puzzle ... ouie. i wish i could ask those people who won (who are probably gone by now) if they had to guess to arrive at the solution
3:52 pm
Stef

snap
3:52 pm
caffeinatedelf

me four
3:52 pm
doogie

3.49pm is showiing on my clock but I it is actually 22.00 where I am in Wales
3:52 pm
Stef

no its not!
3:52 pm
guerro

you dont need to guess. There is just one logical move that is eluding you ;)
3:52 pm
btwrt

i've always wanted to go to wales. is it nice?
3:53 pm
btwrt

ok i will persevere :) thx
3:53 pm
Stef

its 21.52 same as me
3:53 pm
blitzkrieg

?
3:54 pm
guerro

doogie: I think there is one central clock on the website so that the puzzle will refresh based on that time and not everyone elses time. So in essence there is only one 24 hr period when the puzzle is available
3:55 pm
doogie

wales is is gorgeous. Although it depends where you are. it has a gorgoeous coast line and lots of country areas
3:55 pm
btwrt

ahh :) maybe someday ...
3:55 pm
Stef

God me so dumb - i forgot to check the vertical columns for the last 10 mins - getting there now
3:56 pm
doogie

wonderful beaches, surfing can be good, unexplored
3:57 pm
marciikeler

THANK GOD
3:57 pm
marciikeler

finally it is finished
3:57 pm
marciikeler

this thing has been plaqueing me all day
3:57 pm
marciikeler

lol plaque
3:57 pm
MDFreaK76

lol
3:57 pm
marciikeler

clearly it's taken all my verbal abilities with it
4:01 pm
Stef

w00t w00t w00t!!!!!!
4:01 pm
Stef

That was NOT easy
4:01 pm
Stef

But its done :) <pats self on the back>
4:02 pm
Stef

1 measly point...
4:04 pm
btwrt

congrats stef
4:04 pm
btwrt

and marciikeler
4:06 pm
miller da killer

yay finally...i think now i have 2 points to my name!
4:08 pm
blitzkrieg

i v made it
4:08 pm
blitzkrieg

only by intuition
4:08 pm
blitzkrieg

this is not an easy puzzle
4:09 pm
blitzkrieg

defenitly not easy
4:09 pm
blitzkrieg

is there any CIVILIZATION out there?
4:11 pm
blitzkrieg

PORTUGAL.....................................
.
4:11 pm
blitzkrieg

hióó´hióóó
4:12 pm
blitzkrieg

what the fuck's goin'on round here
4:12 pm
british16chica

I"m confused. did you finish?
4:13 pm
blitzkrieg

yes
4:13 pm
guerro

blitzkrieg: you really should put a wink after all that or people may get the wrong idea ;)
4:13 pm
blitzkrieg

wel this is the hardest easier puzzle that i solve
4:14 pm
blitzkrieg

guerro did you finish the puzzle?
4:15 pm
blitzkrieg

clue line one 597314682
4:15 pm
Krys10

aw, cut if out!
4:15 pm
caffeinatedelf

yah, don't do that!
4:17 pm
blitzkrieg

çine 2
4:17 pm
blitzkrieg

line 2
4:17 pm
blitzkrieg

just kidding
4:17 pm
caffeinatedelf

not funny :-p
4:17 pm
blitzkrieg

maybe
4:17 pm
british16chica

c'mon
4:18 pm
british16chica

let us feel like idiots on our own...stuppid "easy" puzzle
4:18 pm
british16chica

*stupid
4:21 pm
blitzkrieg

well but its wrong by saying that this puzzle is easy when is not. only a average or hard puzzles can be solved ONLY by intuition. this puzzle can be OLY be done by intuition too...so i must say that they canot put a puzzle like this one saying that is an easy puzzle
4:21 pm
blitzkrieg

its wrong
4:21 pm
Krys10

I think we've all seen puzzles here where the difficulty rating doesn't seem to correlate with the puzle at all
4:22 pm
Krys10

most of teh "medium"s I've done here are harder than the "hard" and "expert" ones
4:22 pm
blitzkrieg

yes is true..
4:22 pm
HatesTheInternet

Today's puzzle took me around an hour, while a "Hard" one from about five days ago took me 15 minutes
4:23 pm
Stef

good name
4:23 pm
blitzkrieg

so you say that an easier puzzle here = an hard puzzle out there?
4:23 pm
blitzkrieg

this is crazy
4:23 pm
blitzkrieg

im putting the solution
4:24 pm
blitzkrieg

line 2 : 281697345
4:24 pm
blitzkrieg

line 3: 634258971
4:25 pm
british16chica

stop
4:25 pm
blitzkrieg

line 4 : 968475213~
4:25 pm
british16chica

stop
4:25 pm
british16chica

stop
4:25 pm
british16chica

please
4:25 pm
british16chica

i figure if I type enough it will clear the screen
4:25 pm
british16chica

let us work in peace!
4:25 pm
blitzkrieg

line 5 : 143962857
4:25 pm
Stef

blitzkrieg is an arse
4:25 pm
british16chica

no more madness
4:26 pm
btwrt

yeah i was thinking that too (clearing the scren)
4:26 pm
blitzkrieg

line 6 : 725831469
4:26 pm
british16chica

no
4:26 pm
british16chica

no
4:26 pm
british16chica

no
4:26 pm
british16chica

no
4:26 pm
british16chica

no
4:26 pm
british16chica

no
4:26 pm
british16chica

no
4:26 pm
british16chica

no
4:26 pm
british16chica

no
4:26 pm
Stef

g
4:26 pm
Stef


g
4:26 pm
Stef


g
g
4:26 pm
Stef

g
4:26 pm
Stef

g
4:26 pm
btwrt

i'm having a very hard time with this one today, but if i do manage to solve it i want to do it without help
4:26 pm
blitzkrieg

line 7: 859143726
4:26 pm
Stef

g
4:26 pm
Stef

g
g
4:26 pm
Stef

g
4:26 pm
Stef

g
4:26 pm
Stef

g
4:26 pm
Stef

g
4:26 pm
Stef

g
4:26 pm
Stef

g
4:26 pm
Stef

g
g
4:26 pm
btwrt

if you do get the solution from somebody else, it's not a victory at all, it's just cheating. please blitzkrieg, don't
4:26 pm
blitzkrieg

line 8: 372586194
4:27 pm
Stef

a
4:27 pm
british16chica

no
4:27 pm
british16chica

no
4:27 pm
Stef


e
4:27 pm
british16chica

no
4:27 pm
british16chica

no
4:27 pm
Stef


s
4:27 pm
british16chica

no
4:27 pm
british16chica


no
4:27 pm
Krys10

everyone, if you dont' want to see, just hit the "who's online" tab
4:27 pm
btwrt

u rock, thanx
4:27 pm
british16chica

wow, good call
4:27 pm
Stef


don't want to live in fear of fascists
4:28 pm
blitzkrieg

fuck you
4:28 pm
Stef

hee hee
4:28 pm
Krys10

blitzkrieg, really, it's not cool. Any of us could go to a solver and get the solution without working it out if we wanted to.
4:28 pm
Stef

reap what you sow
4:28 pm
blitzkrieg

fuck you stef
4:29 pm
Stef

be nice
4:29 pm
Texel

what a pathetic cry for attention
4:29 pm
blitzkrieg

im being nice
4:29 pm
blitzkrieg

im being nice
4:29 pm
Stef

no you're being antisocial
4:29 pm
blitzkrieg

ok
4:30 pm
Stef

ta
4:30 pm
blitzkrieg

you too
4:30 pm
blitzkrieg

good luck
4:30 pm
blitzkrieg

whit this ridiculous puzzle
4:31 pm
Stef

its only worth one point anyway
4:31 pm
caffeinatedelf

well THAT was ridiculous, lol
4:34 pm
rosybifocals

this seems to have been going on all day ... people arguing about revealing hints and whatnot
4:34 pm
caffeinatedelf

it's not cool
4:34 pm
caffeinatedelf

to reveal, i mean
4:34 pm
Krys10

Yeah, I emailed Dr. God about maybe making all the puzzles worth the same and taking out the difficulty ratings, since we never seem to agree wtih them anyway.
4:34 pm
Krys10

Things'll even out :) Everyone have a good day and enjoy your weekend(s)!
4:35 pm
caffeinatedelf

thx :)
4:35 pm
caffeinatedelf

u too!
4:35 pm
Stef

i think its useful to discuss strategies, just don't go giving away the answers.
4:36 pm
rosybifocals

if people want clues (ones that others may not want to see), they should talk somehow so that we can't all see
4:37 pm
british16chica

agree
4:37 pm
caffeinatedelf

i guess i'm a purist, i don't really want hints at all
4:37 pm
Krys10

Start an IM chat or something...
4:37 pm
guerro

notes via carrier pigeon
4:37 pm
caffeinatedelf

makes me feel like i didn't do my best
4:37 pm
Stef

i'd never heard of a naked pair (not in the sudoku sense anyway) until i came to this site and i've become much better
4:38 pm
Stef

it really has to be a solo effort
4:38 pm
Krys10

I've gotten some good pointers toward strategies, that's for sure. But it's hard to give hints here without giving away too much.
4:38 pm
Krys10

ok, really leaving now :)
4:38 pm
Stef

g'night
4:38 pm
guerro

naked pair ?
4:40 pm
Stef

Yeah - if two cells in a group contain an identical pair of "candidates" on their own then no other cells in the group can have those values
4:41 pm
Stef

Check out http://www.writely.com/View.aspx?docid=bbfm2k
df5zzzv for hints - its really good
4:41 pm
Mattthejackass

this one is easier compared to yesterdays, by a longshot
4:42 pm
Stef

make sure there aren't any gaps in the address when you paste it
4:43 pm
Dr_God

Stef-
The gaps are put there automatically to keep URLs from going off the side of the chat log.
4:44 pm
Dr_God

You should still be able to copy and paste the URLs, however
4:45 pm
Texel

In Firefox at least, it discards text after the line break
4:45 pm
caffeinatedelf

use tinyurl then :)
4:46 pm
Texel

tinyurl can present security issues
4:46 pm
caffeinatedelf

really? i didn't know that.
4:46 pm
caffeinatedelf

learn something new every day ;)
4:47 pm
Texel

well nothing special - just the fact that tinyurl completely masks the URL
4:47 pm
caffeinatedelf

AH. i see what you're saying.
4:47 pm
Texel

so if you click on it you're being blindly redirected to another site
4:47 pm
caffeinatedelf

i suppose you'd have to trust the person giving you a link, then
4:48 pm
Texel

a better solution I've seen involves parsing the inputs for URLs and automatically creating links
4:48 pm
Texel

so when someone types a URL it shows up as "[link] www.url.com"
4:49 pm
Texel

where "[link]" is actually a hyperlink
4:49 pm
guerro

does everyone here use notes to solve these? I never use notes. but this one link says one cant get far without keeping notes ?
4:49 pm
caffeinatedelf

that's an interesting way to do it, texel
4:50 pm
caffeinatedelf

notes? like written down, you mean?
4:50 pm
Texel

I use them way too much... in fact at some point I have to clear them all out because they get cluttery
4:50 pm
Stef

i just use the unbelievably great wee green numbers
4:50 pm
Mattthejackass

notes are good for when ur a beginer, but once uve done a few u can just spot them
4:50 pm
caffeinatedelf

me too, stef
4:51 pm
Mattthejackass

green numbers?
4:51 pm
Texel

yes - when you go to enter a number, hold shift
4:51 pm
Stef

it lets you keep track of the possibles
4:52 pm
Mattthejackass

im using a mac, it doesnt seem to work
4:53 pm
Stef

spot naked pairs, naked triples, hidden pairs and a thing called an "x-wing" that i haven't figured out yet
4:53 pm
Texel

try the option key - that should make red numbers
4:53 pm
Texel

hold it down while you're clicking the actual number in the box
4:54 pm
Stef

red is supposed to be for impossible numbers but i've never used it
4:54 pm
guerro

on a mac just click it normally. Then press and hold the option key while selecting the number you want = red number
4:54 pm
Texel

red and green are functionally equivalent - just different colors
4:54 pm
Stef

anyone out there actually know what the x-wing thing is?
4:54 pm
guerro

the same but using the shift key will yield a green number
5:01 pm
noTV

finally..for 1 point.!!
5:01 pm
guerro

ok how can i get all the way down to only having 5 empty boxes and have something wrong ?
5:02 pm
guerro

omg i have 3 boxes left and its messed up
5:03 pm
guerro

no i have 2 boxes left and its not working how can this be ?
5:03 pm
Stef

its the most dangerous point - i usually kak myself on the last few boxes
5:04 pm
Krys10

stef - I know how to recognize an x-wing but I have no idea what to do with it :)
5:04 pm
Krys10

have you checked out:
5:04 pm
Stef

:)
5:04 pm
Krys10

http://www.writely.com/View.aspx?docid=bbfm2k
df5zzzv
5:04 pm
guerro

but how could i get all that way if it was messed up ?
5:04 pm
Krys10

http://www.simes.clara.co.uk/programs/sudokut
echniques.htm
5:05 pm
Krys10

http://www.sudokudragon.com/sudokustrategy.ht
m
5:05 pm
Stef

yeh i'm working my way through it slowly but some of it is incomprehensible to my feeble mind
5:05 pm
Krys10

guerro - did anything flash pink while you were working?
5:05 pm
Krys10

meaning you had a conflict?
5:10 pm
guerro

no pinks
5:10 pm
Stef

thanks Kris10 for the new sources - the SadMan one is really good
5:10 pm
guerro

i just got down to 2 empties and a 4 and 8 left to place but i get a conflict in both boxes
5:11 pm
Krys10

Stef - np
G - I hate that! Go back to your last saved checkpoint in the hopes that the error was made later rather than earlier?
5:12 pm
guerro

i saved only about 10 moves ago
5:12 pm
guerro

i already tried must have happened a while back
5:13 pm
hang

did it with two lucky guesses. yay
5:13 pm
Krys10

bummer. that happened to me a few days ago - ended up starting over
5:17 pm
guerro

well I guess i will miss out on this one then. no time to start over before work
5:21 pm
Stef

Krys10 - what is your icon?
5:32 pm
Echo

Err. I just had an involuntary reset.
5:32 pm
Mattthejackass

did u click on anyones profile? casue i did that and it did that to me
5:33 pm
Echo

Nope. Just happened all of a sudden as I was staring at it.
5:42 pm
GingerUK

AT LAST!!!!
5:42 pm
Dr_God

Involuntary reset?
5:48 pm
sellout

This one took me a while...
5:48 pm
sellout

Are more puzzles available if I sign up for a Pro account?
5:50 pm
lula

i'm just making good guesses at this point or so i hope
5:51 pm
lula

nope guess my guessing failed
6:03 pm
Mattthejackass



CONGRATULATIONS!

You have completed today's puzzle

1 point has been added to your Ranking

(A new puzzle will be available at 12:00 midnight CT)
6:04 pm
Mattthejackass

woo
6:04 pm
lem45

How long did it take and how many people to build this? This is great!
6:04 pm
Mattthejackass

im going to play babble now, bye
6:15 pm
greylurk

This is an Easy puzzle?
6:15 pm
Kemayo

Sudoku difficulties are highly subjective. :-)
6:16 pm
greylurk

The Hard yesterday was easier than this, imho
6:19 pm
Kemayo

I happen to agree.
6:20 pm
Kemayo

But then, I'm more distracted today than I was yesterday...
6:40 pm
raerae7133

yay 1 point!!!
6:40 pm
raerae7133

That was the hardest point earned EVER
6:40 pm
MDFreaK76

this is a lot of work for 1 point
6:41 pm
Kemayo

I'd have gotten it a lot quicker if I hadn't kept missing obvious ones.
6:44 pm
MDFreaK76

oh man i am in a friggin bind and a half
6:44 pm
MDFreaK76

GRRRRRRRR!!!!
6:44 pm
Psycho_Puppy

Lol me too!x-x-x
7:00 pm
greylurk

Ding....
7:00 pm
greylurk

Ding....
7:00 pm
greylurk

That was painful
7:00 pm
Psycho_Puppy

Ding...?
7:00 pm
greylurk

MMO terminology for level-up... I just finished the puzzle
7:01 pm
Psycho_Puppy

Lol well done. Now if I could only work out and put in the last million numbers...
7:17 pm
Psycho_Puppy

W00t!!! I'm done!
7:23 pm
MDFreaK76

wow did i ever earn that point
7:23 pm
MDFreaK76

i just finished and i guessed a LOT
7:36 pm
scottru

damn, I have a mistake anda m too tired to fix it.
7:43 pm
scottru

starting over.
7:49 pm
grisham2107

helllo...why is it flashing up?
7:49 pm
Dr_God

grisham2107-
Upgrade to Firefox 1.5
7:49 pm
grisham2107

thks Dr. God
7:50 pm
grisham2107

its annoying..giving me a headache.
7:57 pm
David Mitchell

There's something I'm missing here. Right?
7:58 pm
caderoux

I got a few off the bat, then I didn't make headway on this one until I entered all the green numbers. Then it all fell out - but slowly.
8:00 pm
David Mitchell

I think I have all possibilities entered.
8:00 pm
ashling

Testing...
8:00 pm
ashling

Yay go me ;)
8:03 pm
ashling

I don't think there's a flag for my country
8:15 pm
rosybifocals

david mitchell! i'm reading a book by you.... unless there happens to somehow be more than one David Mitchell!
8:18 pm
rosybifocals

just sayin....
8:18 pm
rosybifocals

=)
9:02 pm
mab

Griffums?
9:07 pm
EasternBlue

hi mab!!
9:10 pm
LeslieAnn

eb you're looking very furry today!
9:10 pm
EasternBlue

thanks...I reused an old pix from 'babble land'...
9:10 pm
mab

Hi EB! I've never done a sudoku; just copied this one and will see if I can figure it out. Logic is not my forte. Hi LeslieAnn!
9:11 pm
EasternBlue

mab - I've done most of the online ones here...and quite a few on paper...but certainly not an expert - but I'll be happy to help in any way i can : )
9:11 pm
LeslieAnn

hello
9:12 pm
EasternBlue

the ability to add the superscript numbers (by selecting the box and then hitting shift-click) really helps!
9:14 pm
mab

Thanks Eastie, I will let you know. I've read the Wikipedia piece, so now I'll play with it a bit. Doesn't rosy sound familiar?
9:14 pm
EasternBlue

dunno...that post was almost an hour ago...
9:14 pm
EasternBlue

dunno...that post was almost an hour ago...
9:15 pm
EasternBlue

leslie - how are you doing?? : )
9:15 pm
LeslieAnn

good... well, not in the puzzle yet... just started
9:15 pm
EasternBlue

I started earlier, but I'm trying to finish it...haven't had a chance to touch babble today!!
9:16 pm
LeslieAnn

it wasn't that hard, but 172 words. i just finished
9:16 pm
EasternBlue

ooo...don't think I'll tackle that tonight - esp. since I still need a bunch o' numbers here!!
9:42 pm
hurshy

hey leslie, auntie, you guys still working on this?
9:44 pm
LeslieAnn

off and on
9:44 pm
EasternBlue

hursh - yup...I'm just not seeing where I've got an opening...plus, I was watching a hockey game : )
9:46 pm
hurshy

i can help if you need it
9:46 pm
EasternBlue

I think I just found my 'stopping' point - I hadn't removed a small 9....I'm starting to see the light!!
9:47 pm
hurshy

mmm, ice cream cake
9:47 pm
EasternBlue

is that my reward when I finish?? 8 )
9:47 pm
hurshy

sure, i can share
9:52 pm
EasternBlue

I spoke too soon...
9:53 pm
hurshy

i'm still here if you need anthing
9:53 pm
hurshy

i've licked my plate clean :)
9:53 pm
EasternBlue

my kingdom for a blasted 2 (but not quite yet!!)
9:54 pm
hurshy

etiquette schmetiquette
9:54 pm
hurshy

ice cream cake is too good to waste
9:54 pm
LeslieAnn

well, you are a cat, it's expected
9:54 pm
hurshy

lol
9:54 pm
hurshy

this is my cat marty, leslie
9:54 pm
dplass

ok, take 3
9:54 pm
hurshy

he like carrots, as eb knows
9:54 pm
dplass

(as in, 3rd time's a charm)
9:54 pm
EasternBlue

shredded! : )
9:55 pm
hurshy

i wonder if it is because he is orange, and they are orange
9:55 pm
LeslieAnn

well if you hadn't licked it clean, i'm sure he would have
9:55 pm
hurshy

not if mitten had gotten there first (which she would)
9:55 pm
EasternBlue

wouldn't that be cannibalism??
9:55 pm
hurshy

lol
9:55 pm
hurshy

but he doesn't like oranges.
9:56 pm
hurshy

i don't think cannibalism extends to adjectives. if it did, a big person could not eat a big anything, which they obviously do.
9:57 pm
EasternBlue

there you go with that logic again! : )
9:57 pm
hurshy

oops
9:59 pm
hurshy

now, if he played the violin, that might be sketchy. not quite cannibalism, but verging...
9:59 pm
mrmarcus

anybody know of any other good sudoku sites?
10:00 pm
hurshy

www.websudoku.com
10:01 pm
stubie

Hahah I think WebSudoku gets brought up at least once an hour here.
10:03 pm
EasternBlue

yeah...!!!
10:03 pm
dplass

this is so annoying
10:03 pm
stubie

What is?
10:03 pm
dplass

point
10:03 pm
EasternBlue

stupid 2's...
10:04 pm
dplass

i can't do sudokus
10:04 pm
stubie

I think there needs to be a common sudoku rating system.
10:04 pm
dplass

why is this an 'easy'?
10:04 pm
stubie

So that easy is easy is easy.
10:04 pm
EasternBlue

off to view babble....
10:04 pm
dplass

agreed
10:04 pm
EasternBlue

good luck!!
10:04 pm
dplass

last week i got an 'expert' in less time than the subsequent easies and mediums
10:04 pm
dplass

wth?
10:04 pm
LeslieAnn

you done, eb? good job!
10:05 pm
dplass

starting over
10:05 pm
EasternBlue

yup...tricky 2's....hang in there...!!
10:06 pm
dplass

ok, nice empty board
10:12 pm
dplass

ooh i just got another box that i never got before
10:28 pm
dplass

ok, stuck again :-(((
10:28 pm
ashling

has anyone used the script for greasemonkey?
10:28 pm
LeslieAnn

me too, dp
10:32 pm
dplass

i must be mising some key sudoku solving technique if i'm having so much GD trouble on these
10:32 pm
dplass

(missing from my brain that is, not nec. missing from today's board)
10:32 pm
LeslieAnn

lol i feel the same way
10:33 pm
dplass

i need some 3s and some 2s. "Go fish"
10:34 pm
LeslieAnn

the reason it's hard to solve is that every freaking box *could* be a 2
10:34 pm
dplass

or an 8
10:36 pm
LeslieAnn

all right, time to guess
10:36 pm
stubie

This is a freaking mess.
10:44 pm
LeslieAnn

ok, i think i've just about made it (through guessing)... so if someone is stuck on a box i could suggest a number to go there...
10:46 pm
patchworked

Gyeh, I'll take a hint x.x Is the one in the top row in the middle or right box?
10:47 pm
dplass

bah
10:47 pm
LeslieAnn

middle
10:47 pm
patchworked

Thank you <3
10:47 pm
LeslieAnn

yw
10:48 pm
blairla

sweet. that was my first attempt at a puzzle, and i finished it! good luck all & goodnight.
10:48 pm
dplass

*sobs*
10:55 pm
dplass

so freaking close
10:57 pm
LeslieAnn

anything i can do to help, dp?
10:58 pm
dplass

please dont' give clues or answers :(
10:58 pm
dplass

vvv is what i always say vvv
10:58 pm
dplass

damnit
10:58 pm
LeslieAnn

ok. well i'm out. g'night all.
11:15 pm
peternl

hmm, leaving this one a bit late - I'm glad its an easy one
11:46 pm
peternl

that was close
11:46 pm
peternl

done