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Matt Gilliland
03-27-2012, 07:37 PM
this is a test poll

mindrobots
03-27-2012, 08:14 PM
..as opposed to a test pole

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
03-27-2012, 08:27 PM
Or a Tass poll:

Do you like Vladimir Putin? (Check one.)

[ ] Yes


-Phil

Martin_H
03-28-2012, 11:34 AM
I chose the null response.

erco
03-28-2012, 08:47 PM
From: http://www.patents.com/us-5051919.html

Testing of poles

Abstract
The residual strength of electricity poles is determined by the deflection of the poles under a pre-determined applied load. The load is applied by an extensible ram which has a foot secured to the base of the pole by a chain and a head plate with teeth which engages the sides of the poles. A preset hydraulic pressure is applied to the ram by a manual pump and the deflection if measured by strain gauges mounted on a support frame. The load deflection data are fed to a programmed computer which calculates the residual strength.

See also http://www.poletestandtreat.com

erco
03-28-2012, 08:53 PM
http://www.iaaf.org/news/athletes/newsid=46567.html

When this particular athlete feels the pressure of competition, she's a testy Pole using a pole to get over a pole.

Matt Gilliland
03-28-2012, 09:26 PM
you guys have WAY too much time on your hands...can I have some?

ElectricAye
03-28-2012, 09:41 PM
you guys have WAY too much time on your hands...can I have some?

Hmmmm.... let's see... considering your rate of progress... let's see what we can dig up... that might make a difference...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MDUrvkPxL._SL500_AA300_.jpg





(Just kidding!)

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
03-28-2012, 09:54 PM
Pest Toll:

http://www.nachi.org/images09/drywood-termite-damage_300x276.jpg

-Phil

mindrobots
03-28-2012, 10:53 PM
test Polly

91140

(I just noticed, that robot kind of reminds me of someone......)

doggiedoc
03-29-2012, 12:13 AM
test Polly

91140

(I just noticed, that robot kind of reminds me of someone......)
erco perhaps? :D

PJ Allen
03-29-2012, 02:54 AM
spell tot
tell post
step toll

erco
03-29-2012, 11:36 PM
testpoll ambigram:

ElectricAye
03-30-2012, 12:22 AM
l'est plot?

ElectricAye
03-30-2012, 02:47 AM
When this particular athlete feels the pressure of competition,

I'll take that as a no.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
03-30-2012, 02:49 AM
ElectricAye,

You responded to a spam post that's been flagged for deletion. :)

-Phil

ElectricAye
03-30-2012, 02:54 AM
ElectricAye,

You responded to a spam post that's been flagged for deletion. :)

-Phil

Man, do I feel French all asudden.

PJ Allen
03-31-2012, 04:42 AM
I'll take that as a no.

Should've taken that as a Non. Mais Oui?

Anyway -- Let's Plot
(Yet Another! I am Out Of Control.)

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
03-31-2012, 05:16 AM
Sell pott?

erco
04-01-2012, 05:56 PM
spell tot
tell post
step toll

stop tell

WBA Consulting
04-01-2012, 06:52 PM
hmmm. well this is a west pole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Pole). :innocent:

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
04-01-2012, 07:07 PM
And who can forget the festivus pole?

http://www.nasorb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Festivus-Pole.jpg

-Phil

Martin_H
04-02-2012, 10:17 AM
hmmm. well this is a west pole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Pole). :innocent:

I thought this was the West pole?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPqnQDle81c

Peter KG6LSE
06-02-2012, 04:27 AM
JHAHAHAHA! I am in my robin costume right this moment ..

* at least mine has covered legs Sheesh ! *

93213

http://forums.parallax.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=93213

Robin WITH pole !

erco
09-05-2012, 10:15 PM
OMG, test poll had slipped to page 2... can't have that!

ElectricAye
09-05-2012, 11:39 PM
OMG, test poll...

experimental vote

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-06-2012, 12:42 AM
By changing one letter at a time in each word without permuting letters, leaving two other common English words, how many changes are required to get from


TEST POLL


to

MATT MATT

I got it in five substitutions for each word. Can anyone do it in fewer? Three is the theoretical minimum for TEST->MATT; four for POLL->MATT. All words have to be in The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (Fourth Edition).

-Phil

erco
09-07-2012, 07:32 PM
PhiPi wins for the most complicated perturbation yet.

Can I say "perturbation" on TV?



Fibonacci sequence, anyone?

Whit
09-08-2012, 12:53 AM
Survey says...

Phil is way smarter that me.

ElectricAye
09-08-2012, 01:55 AM
Survey says...

Phil is way smarter that me.

Yeah, you know you're in trouble when you don't even understand the question.

Whit
09-08-2012, 02:31 AM
LOL... Exactly!

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-08-2012, 03:27 AM
Apparently, Phil is explanation-challenged. :) So here's an example, going from COG to HUB:


COG
HOG
HUG
HUB

(I was gonna use STAMP to PROPS for the example but couldn't find a route.)

-Phil

mindrobots
09-08-2012, 03:36 AM
POLL
MOLL
MALL
MALT
MATT

Best I could come up with for POLL->MATT
(assuming moll is in Scrabble dictionary, don't have mine handy)

The other appears harder.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-08-2012, 03:42 AM
Rick,

Yup, MOLL is in there. You beat me by one and hit the theoretical minimum! I had:


POLL
POLE
PALE
MALE
MALT
MATT

-Phil

mindrobots
09-08-2012, 05:08 AM
Wow! I don't think I've ever hit a theoretical minimum before....makes me want to wake up the wife and kid and share the moment!

erco
09-09-2012, 04:24 AM
Can PHIL become RICK in just 4 moves? A prickly problem, to be sure.

erco
07-26-2014, 01:10 AM
Whatever became of this test poll madness in our topsy turvy world?
From http://www.flipscript.com/ambigram-generator.aspx

http://forums.parallax.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=109823&d=1406337006

doggiedoc
07-26-2014, 01:35 AM
... Pet Sloth

mindrobots
07-26-2014, 01:47 AM
Tell Post

(I'm rather partial to that one.)

jazzed
07-26-2014, 01:56 AM
Erco Illuminati Master!

Here's a product name logo "apide" I played with for a while. Decided not to use it.

whiteoxe
07-26-2014, 02:56 AM
a POLL for those members that should be seeing a head shrink (I know I'll be put on the list ;)

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
07-26-2014, 03:23 AM
Can PHIL become RICK in just 4 moves? A prickly problem, to be sure.
(How'd I miss that?) No. At least not according to the OED. It would require RHIL, PIIL, PHCL, or PHIK to be words, none of which are.

However,



TEST
PEST
PELT
MELT
MOLT
MOLL
POLL

-Phil

erco
07-26-2014, 04:00 AM
Nice sequence, PhiPi !

Now try this: start with the word SPARKLING . Without rearranging any letters, remove one letter at a time, leaving a legit word. Subsequently reduce it down to a one letter (clearly either A or I). No Googling!

BTW I won a radio contest with this in the early 1980's and got Doobie Brothers tickets!

Who will post the correct solution first? Will Matt G supply a prize? Did he fix his car yet?

erco
07-26-2014, 04:03 AM
Or worded differently:

Begin with the word "SPARKLING" and take away one letter so as to leave a new word. Then take away another letter from the new word and leave a different word. Continue this, letter by letter, getting a new word every time until you finally leave one word containing only one letter. You must not disturb the order of the remaining letters after a removal.

NO GOOGLING !

HONOR SYSTEM !

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
07-26-2014, 04:21 AM
SPARKLING
SPARLING
SPARING
SPRING
SPRIG
PRIG
PIG
PI
I

-Phil

erco
07-26-2014, 04:24 AM
Q: Why is there only one jelly bean in that jar?
A: WINNER!

PhiPi, you da man as always! Nicely and quickly played, Good Sir! Although I won with SPARKING..., per http://www.braingle.com/brainteasers/teaser.php?op=2&id=39358&comm=0

Matt_G, tell him what he's won! A new car? Your old car?

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
07-26-2014, 04:39 AM
Does it have to be Matt? Can't Vanna White make the announcement and just deliver the car personally?

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/09/04/article-2411677-1BA01373000005DC-824_634x422.jpg

Truth be known, I enjoy these word games more than programming. :) I can't wait to see what Will Shortz has in store for me every Saturday morning in the NY Times.

-Phil

erco
07-28-2014, 02:09 PM
An unusually great angle of Vanna. What was this thread about, anyway?