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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:31 am

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In what book?


The book is Memory.
Dr. Ruibal is the lead doctor treating Illyan for his memory chip dysfunction.

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:44 am

Why were enlisted men invented?

Who informs us of this?
In what book?
What task is wanted?

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:36 pm

KarenHunt wrote:Why were enlisted men invented?

Who informs us of this?
In what book?
What task is wanted?


Hint 1 - expanding the quote:
"That," murmured XXX, "is why enlisted men were invented."
They smiled at each other in pleased understanding.

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:59 am

KarenHunt wrote:Why were enlisted men invented?

Who informs us of this?
In what book?
What task is wanted?

Hint 1 - expanding the quote:
"That," murmured XXX, "is why enlisted men were invented."
They smiled at each other in pleased understanding.


Hint 2 - the next serious conversation with this person:
He smiled dryly..., an expression which Miles was beginning to recognize as XXX's version of ecstasy.

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:56 pm

KarenHunt wrote:
KarenHunt wrote:Why were enlisted men invented?

Who informs us of this?
In what book?
What task is wanted?

Hint 1 - expanding the quote:
"That," murmured XXX, "is why enlisted men were invented."
They smiled at each other in pleased understanding.


Hint 2 - the next serious conversation with this person:
He smiled dryly..., an expression which Miles was beginning to recognize as XXX's version of ecstasy.

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Who informs us of this? Colonel Gibbs, ImpSec
In what book? Komarr
What task is wanted?
To paraphrase Miles : to take "a reliable list of Waste Heat's equipment and supply purchases" to "subtract from it the current physical inventory of what's out there at their experiment station" in order to determine "the remainder" which "ought to include everything they took with them" which is extremely important to find out. A "brute force approach" and therefore the very task for which enlisted men were invented.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:42 pm

voralfred wrote:
KarenHunt wrote:
KarenHunt wrote:Why were enlisted men invented?

Who informs us of this?
In what book?
What task is wanted?

Hint 1 - expanding the quote:
"That," murmured XXX, "is why enlisted men were invented."
They smiled at each other in pleased understanding.


Hint 2 - the next serious conversation with this person:
He smiled dryly..., an expression which Miles was beginning to recognize as XXX's version of ecstasy.

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Who informs us of this? Colonel Gibbs, ImpSec
In what book? Komarr
What task is wanted?
To paraphrase Miles : to take "a reliable list of Waste Heat's equipment and supply purchases" to "subtract from it the current physical inventory of what's out there at their experiment station" in order to determine "the remainder" which "ought to include everything they took with them" which is extremely important to find out. A "brute force approach" and therefore the very task for which enlisted men were invented.



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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:56 am

“He is telling the tale of AAA and the BBB CCCs,” XXX whispered to YYY. “It is a favorite.”
“Can you translate it?” YYY whispered back.
“Alas, no.”
“Too difficult?”
XXX’s DDD eyes danced, and he blushed. “Too EEE.”


Book ?
XXX ?
YYY?

Any unambiguous designations of XXX and YYY are OK, you don’t have to give the exact form in the text.
AAA is some name, BBB a numeral, CCCs a noun (plural) and DDD a color, you don’t have to give any of those (and DDD, EEE only for the bonus).

Bonus #1 (answer both questions for just 1/2 point)
Who is “He” ? (again any unambiguous designation will do, no need for the exact name)
Whom is “He” telling the tale to?

Bonus #2 (answer both questions for just 1/2 point)
What color is DDD ?
What adjective is EEE ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:56 pm

A few hints ?

“He is telling the tale of AAA and the BBB CCCs,” XXX whispered to YYY. “It is a favorite.”
“Can you translate it?” YYY whispered back.
“Alas, no.”
“Too difficult?”
XXX’s DDD eyes danced, and he blushed. “Too EEE.”


Book ?
XXX ?
YYY?

Any unambiguous designations of XXX and YYY are OK, you don’t have to give the exact form in the text.
AAA is some name, BBB a numeral, CCCs a noun (plural) and DDD a color, you don’t have to give any of those (and DDD, EEE only for the bonus).

Bonus #1 (answer both questions for just 1/2 point)
Who is “He” ? (again any unambiguous designation will do, no need for the exact name)
Whom is “He” telling the tale to?

Bonus #2 (answer both questions for just 1/2 point)
What color is DDD ?
What adjective is EEE ?


Hints:

YYY speaks a language rather close to the one used by the story-teller, but just different enough that he cannot understand, which makes him frustrated.
XXX could easily translate. He just does not want to, because it is too EEE.
and YYY did not expect that to stop XXX from translating
Part of XXX's name is a nickname. And YYY also did not expect the real reason XXX was given this nickname.
A few lines after the quote there is the line
YYY eased back on the bench, swallowed some more pine needles, and reflected on the nature of words. And presuppositions.


Bonus #3
YYY did not actually swallow pine needles. What did he really swallow ?
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