Posts by LordLinux

    The Imperian is a Roman infantry unit, it's attack power is 70. 100 Imperians would have an attack total of 7000.

    The Egyptian Ash Warden has a defense power of 55 against infantry, therefore the minimum number of Ash Wardens needed to defend 100% against the Roman attack would be 7000/55 = 127.27 or (required) rounded UP to 128.

    Therefore, there were at least 128 Ash Wardens in the attacked village.

    LordLinux, Anglosphere 1

    Anglosphere 1, LordLinux (lordlinux)

    OK, so the first man sees 2 black hats, so he replies "I don't know what color I have on!"

    The second man says the same thing, as he sees 2 black hats as well.

    The third man ponders, and then realizes that the first man MUST see two black hats or a black and a white hat, for if he saw two white hats, he'd know that he had on a black hat. If he saw two black hats, or a black and a white hat, he still would not know what hat he was wearing. The second man, from his statement that he does not know what color hat he has on, indicates that IF he saw a white hat, he would have known that he was wearing black, from the first man's statement.


    There are only 7 possible combinations here: (first man, second man, third man order)

    1) BWW This is eliminated, for if the first man saw two white hats, he know he had on a black hat!

    2) WBW eliminated as below

    3) BBW eliminated as below

    4) BWB

    5) WBB

    6) WWB

    7) BBB

    The second man sees two black hats. Since the first man couldn't answer, he thereby deduces that since one of the three men (In this case both) has a black hat on, then either WBW (eliminated as in (1) or BBW (ie: he has on a black hat) is correct. Since he cannot answer, then both combinations 2 and 3 are eliminated.

    This leaves the last 4 combinations. Since all remaining combinations have he third man wearing black, this is the only color the third man can be wearing!


    The third man realized he was wearing a black hat because he knew the first man did not see two white hats, and if the second man did not see one white hat because if he saw a white hat, the second man would have known that his hat was black from hearing the first man's statement.

    LordLinux, Anglo1

    LordLinux1, PTR X3

    OK, so Marcella was born when her father was 36. (Daughter is 36 when her father is 72) So, F - D = 36.

    Stepmom = 3 times her (Marcella's) age and 1/3 her (Marcella's) father's age 6 years ago.

    So, if, 6 years ago, Marcella was 4 years old (say, 4 and 1/3 years old) then her stepmom would be 13 years old (3 X daughter) , and the father would be 39 years old (3 X Stepmom)

    Since the child was born when Dad was 36, then in approx. 32 years give or take 4 months (from 6 years ago) Dad will be 72 and Marcella will be 36.

    So, 6 years ago, Marcella was about 4 years 4 months old, her stepmom was 13, and her Dad was 39.

    Then, today, Marcella is between 10 and 11, (10 if you're gonna get technical) Stepmom is 19, and Dad (lucky devil some would say) is 46.

    Check: Marcella is 36 in approx 26 years, Dad is 46 + 26 = 72.

    LordLinux- On both Angiosphere1 and PTR X3 (LordLinux1 on PTR X3)

    1) It is oft said "Nero fiddled while Rome burned". Nero was the Emperor at the time, and he was born on December 15th. = XV in Roman numerals.

    2) Domitian was the ruler that reigned for 15 years (XV again!), at odds often with the senate and seen a a successful but authoritarian ruler.

    3) Probably the most commonly know, at least by name, Julius Caesar wrote the Commentary on the Gallic wars, and he was born March 15! (XV)

    4) Nicknamed "Germanicus" to distinguish him from the former Emperor Julius Caeser, he was considered morally and physically superior, and was thought to have been poisoned by his Uncle or adopted father during an expedition to Egypt. He was born on 24 May 15 BC - (15 = XV !).

    5) Hmnnn...a difficult one to research. Gaius Scribonius Curio (d. 49 BC) was the son of Gaius Scribonius Curio. (Same name "Gaius") He was a friend to Pompey, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Clodius and Cicero. He was known as a distinguished orator. Curio's character was very conspicuous and profligate. Despite his faults, Cicero assisted him in every way and evidently wrote several letters to him. Gaius Scribonius Curio Burbulieus (the senior) (d. 53 BC) was a Roman statesman and orator. He was nicknamed Burbulieus (after an actor) for the way he moved his body while speaking. Augustus was born Gaius Octavius Thurinus into an old and wealthy equestrian branch of the plebeian gens Octavia. His maternal great-uncle Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Since all three were related to, or ruled under/governed under Julius Caesar, who was assassinated on the "Ides of March" (March 15, or March XV, 44 BC), I believe that the "Ides of March" is the common denominator (15 = XV) here.