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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

The topics are endless. Not just about photography or shoots or MM stuff. Even though you can ask those if you wish. I will answer to the best of my abilities, and perhaps we can have a little friendly debate.

This is for fun, and my opinions might be quite a bit different from yours. But isn't that what makes the world go around? So be respectful and ASK AWAY!!!

Jan 01 13 08:08 am Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8448

Los Angeles, California, US

Last Year the Mayans said we would all blow up...What went wrong? Thanks

Jan 01 13 08:09 am Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:
Last Year the Mayans said we would all blow up...What went wrong? Thanks

they suffered from severe dislexia. The year will actually be 2102

Jan 01 13 08:12 am Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8448

Los Angeles, California, US

Peach Jones wrote:

they suffered from severe dislexia. The year will actually be 2102

Thanks...I appreciate that...We Will Not be here...Carry on World! lol

Jan 01 13 08:13 am Link

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Marc Damon

Posts: 6562

Biloxi, Mississippi, US

Who is the most talented model with an active MM account?

Jan 01 13 08:19 am Link

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RINALDI

Posts: 2542

Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

You and another player have 22 coins on the table. You each take turns to take 1, 3 or 4 coins per turn. The last person that was able to take coin(s) and leave exactly 1 coin wins.

Q1. If you both play this game the best you can, does it matter who starts?
Q2. If you do start, do you have a higher chance of winning, losing, or it doesn't matter?

* I saw this game during a science quiz and they actually had to use pen and paper to show the answer and explain it. I honestly forgot the answers by head but if you like to try it out, be my guest smile

Jan 01 13 08:22 am Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

Marc Damon wrote:
Who is the most talented model with an active MM account?

that of course is very difficult. but.........currently I would say IDiivil
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1682208

She is beautiful, versatile, and even though I have never personally worked with her, she seems very curtious and approachable when I have messaged her on here. To work with a model of her ability and caliber would be truly an honor

Jan 01 13 08:24 am Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

RINALDI wrote:
You and another player have 22 coins on the table. You each take turns to take 1, 3 or 4 coins per turn. The last person that was able to take coin(s) and leave exactly 1 coin wins.

Q1. If you both play this game the best you can, does it matter who starts?
Q2. If you do start, do you have a higher chance of winning, losing, or it doesn't matter?

* I saw this game during a science quiz and they actually had to use pen and paper to show the answer and explain it. I honestly forgot the answers by head but if you like to try it out, be my guest smile

I would say that the person who goes first has the better chance. They would be the aggressor and therefore the 2nd person would be in more of a reactive mode versus a proactive mode. Therefore giving the advantage to the person who plays first

Am I right?

Jan 01 13 08:26 am Link

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Marc Damon

Posts: 6562

Biloxi, Mississippi, US

Peach Jones wrote:

that of course is very difficult. but.........currently I would say IDiivil
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1682208

She is beautiful, versatile, and even though I have never personally worked with her, she seems very curtious and approachable when I have messaged her on here. To work with a model of her ability and caliber would be truly an honor

Fantastic answer!


Here's another question.
Two guys want to go hunting. They make sure it's hunting season, get their license, camo, guns, ammo and everything else they need loaded into the bed of a blue 1975 Ford F-150 which runs and looks like new. They drive four hours to their favorite hunting spot where they park at the edge of the woods, unload all their gear and begin walking in the woods. And the question is...
How far can they walk in the woods?

Jan 01 13 08:32 am Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

Marc Damon wrote:

Fantastic answer!


Here's another question.
Two guys want to go hunting. They make sure it's hunting season, get their license, camo, guns, ammo and everything else they need loaded into the bed of a blue 1975 Ford F-150 which runs and looks like new. They drive four hours to their favorite hunting spot where they park at the edge of the woods, unload all their gear and begin walking in the woods. And the question is...
How far can they walk in the woods?

I think I am being set up.......but I will risk it  ;-)

1067.23 meters........at which point one of the guys will trip over a log and severely sprain his ankle. The other guy will have to help him back to the Ford F-150 which now has a flat tire. The guy with the good ankle changes the tire and helps his buddy into the passenger seat. They go about 1/2 mile and run out of gas. They sit there a minute and get out in which case they get eaten by a very large Grizzly Bear.

Story over

:-)

Jan 01 13 08:39 am Link

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Rick Dupuis Photography

Posts: 6822

Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

what happened to Gumby and Pokey? I miss them. My nephew and niece don't even know who they were.

Jan 01 13 08:42 am Link

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Paolo Diavolo

Posts: 8787

Martinez, California, US

Should i eat that leftover pizza for breakfast?

Jan 01 13 08:43 am Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

Rick Dupuis Photography wrote:
what happened to Gumby and Pokey? I miss them. My nephew and niece don't even know who they were.

Yes, so sad that our youth don't know about the building blocks of when we grew up. I had dinner last night with some people in their 20's......and they didn't know of:

Queen (the music group, no the Queen of England)
Son of Sam
Eight is Enough TV show
Barely know of the Brady Bunch (once again the TV show....not Tom Brady's family)

Because Gumby's head is so "blocky" in nature, the liberals took Bumby as a hateful character and had him banned because of the "Blockhead" term that was so commonly used. Instead of putting up with a possible boycott, the company severely reduced its marketing of the characters. however, I hear you can get the on the Vietnamese black market for $1273.89 a piece.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7c/Gumby_sm.png/280px-Gumby_sm.png

Jan 01 13 08:50 am Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:
Should i eat that leftover pizza for breakfast?

Oh absolutely!! I went many Saturday mornings in college eating the leftover pizza from the evening before. But in order to have it be a "true" breakfast pizza, it must be eaten cold

Jan 01 13 08:51 am Link

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RINALDI

Posts: 2542

Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Peach Jones wrote:
I would say that the person who goes first has the better chance. They would be the aggressor and therefore the 2nd person would be in more of a reactive mode versus a proactive mode. Therefore giving the advantage to the person who plays first

Am I right?

Actually, that is exactly what most people think, including myself. It turns out that the one who starts will actually always lose if the game is played at each player's best moves.

The way they 'solve' it is to reverse engineer the coins from the final one. So basically:

1 coin left is a losing position (final coin);
2 coins left is a winning position = you take one coin and the other is left with the final one;
3 coins left is a losing position =  you take one coin (not 3 because you have to leave at least 1), and then the other will have the 2 coins left winning position;
4 coins left is win = you take three and leave 1;
5 coins left is also win =  you take 1 or 4 and the other is left with losing positions;
6 coins left is also win = you take 3 and leave the other with a 3 coin losing positions;

etc etc.

When you write this down you will see a pattern that shows starters will hit more losing positions than winning ones.

smile

Jan 01 13 09:42 am Link

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DivaEroticus

Posts: 14706

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

If all the wings on all the flies were removed, would they then be called walks?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Why do we park on driveways, and drive on parkways?

When will doctors and lawyers stop practicing and do it for real?

Jan 01 13 10:03 am Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 38554

Portland, Oregon, US

How did you get a name like Peach ?

Jan 01 13 10:13 am Link

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MN camera

Posts: 1861

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Jan 01 13 12:06 pm Link

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Digitoxin

Posts: 13345

Houston, Texas, US

what do you find most profound about string theory?

Jan 01 13 12:24 pm Link

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Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17683

Spring Valley, California, US

How do I successfully sell nothing?

Jan 01 13 12:25 pm Link

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Nate Wood

Posts: 39

Queensbury, New York, US

Where do babies come from?

Jan 01 13 12:54 pm Link

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DivaEroticus

Posts: 14706

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

MN camera wrote:
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Please make your question clear for the OP...African, or European?

Jan 01 13 01:07 pm Link

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MN camera

Posts: 1861

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

MN camera wrote:
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

DivaEroticus wrote:
Please make your question clear for the OP...African, or European?

I don't know.

Eeeeeaaaaggggghhhhhhh...

Jan 01 13 01:16 pm Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

RINALDI wrote:

Actually, that is exactly what most people think, including myself. It turns out that the one who starts will actually always lose if the game is played at each player's best moves.

The way they 'solve' it is to reverse engineer the coins from the final one. So basically:

1 coin left is a losing position (final coin);
2 coins left is a winning position = you take one coin and the other is left with the final one;
3 coins left is a losing position =  you take one coin (not 3 because you have to leave at least 1), and then the other will have the 2 coins left winning position;
4 coins left is win = you take three and leave 1;
5 coins left is also win =  you take 1 or 4 and the other is left with losing positions;
6 coins left is also win = you take 3 and leave the other with a 3 coin losing positions;

etc etc.

When you write this down you will see a pattern that shows starters will hit more losing positions than winning ones.

smile

Very interesting......thank you for educating me!!

Jan 01 13 01:32 pm Link

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Kincaid Blackwood

Posts: 23403

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Peach Jones wrote:
So be respectful and ASK AWAY!!!

Who are you?

Jan 01 13 01:43 pm Link

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ArtisticPhotography

Posts: 7699

Buffalo, New York, US

What is the square root of negative Pi?

Jan 01 13 02:24 pm Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

DivaEroticus wrote:
If all the wings on all the flies were removed, would they then be called walks?
*Yes

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
*So they were not differentiated from the "regular" pilots

Why do we park on driveways, and drive on parkways?
*To keep us guessing....otherwise it would be way to predictable

When will doctors and lawyers stop practicing and do it for real?
*When the government and insurance companies stop dictating what the regulations are or will be

Jan 01 13 04:43 pm Link

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SYCF

Posts: 276

Los Angeles, California, US

If you can go back in time, what would you do?

Jan 01 13 04:47 pm Link

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salvatori.

Posts: 3836

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US

MN camera wrote:
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

African or European?

Jan 01 13 04:47 pm Link

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salvatori.

Posts: 3836

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US

DivaEroticus wrote:

Please make your question clear for the OP...African, or European?

Damn, I didn't see this...

Jan 01 13 04:48 pm Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
How did you get a name like Peach ?

A good friend of mine used the pseudonym James Apple
http://www.modelmayhem.com/23671

He contacted me just a day before he passes a couple years ago. He was/is a great inspiration to me and I learned a lot from him. In his honor I also chose my pseudonym after a fruit (though there are those who alway think I am a fruit)

Jan 01 13 04:48 pm Link

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Marc Damon

Posts: 6562

Biloxi, Mississippi, US

MN camera wrote:
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Unladen Swallow.
Is that like hitting your target with a money shot from a sterile source? lol

Jan 01 13 04:49 pm Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

ArtisticPhotography wrote:
What is the square root of negative Pi?

-1.462873883832779

Jan 01 13 04:50 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 38554

Portland, Oregon, US

Peach Jones wrote:

A good friend of mine used the pseudonym James Apple
http://www.modelmayhem.com/23671

He contacted me just a day before he passes a couple years ago. He was/is a great inspiration to me and I learned a lot from him. In his honor I also chose my pseudonym after a fruit (though there are those who alway think I am a fruit)

Very good, thank you smile

Jan 01 13 04:51 pm Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

Marc Damon wrote:

Unladen Swallow.
Is that like hitting your target with a money shot from a sterile source? lol

Unladen Swallow was an optimization branch of CPython, intended to be fully compatible and significantly faster. It aimed to achieve its goals by supplementing CPython's custom virtual machine with a just-in-time compiler built using LLVM. The project had stated a goal of a five-times speed improvement over CPython.[1] This goal was not met.[2]
The project was sponsored by Google, and the project owners, Thomas Wouters, Jeffrey Yasskin, and Collin Winter, are themselves full-time Google employees,[3] however the majority of the contributors to the project are not Google employees. Unladen Swallow is hosted on Google Code.[4]
Like many things regarding the Python language, "Unladen Swallow" is a Monty Python reference, specifically to the gag about the airspeed of unladen swallows in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Jan 01 13 04:55 pm Link

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ChrisFischerPhotography

Posts: 852

Otsego, Minnesota, US

Where have all the cowboys gone?

Marc Damon wrote:
How far can they walk in the woods?

Half way. After that, they're walking out of the woods.

Jan 01 13 04:56 pm Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

SYCF wrote:
If you can go back in time, what would you do?

I would probably do a different profession. And invest about $1000 in Apple in 1997

Jan 01 13 04:56 pm Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

ChrisFischerPhotography wrote:
Where have all the cowboys gone?

Topeka, Kansas

Jan 01 13 04:57 pm Link

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Peach Jones

Posts: 6386

Champaign, Illinois, US

Kincaid Blackwood wrote:

Who are you?

James Bond

Jan 01 13 04:58 pm Link

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Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17683

Spring Valley, California, US

Peach Jones wrote:

-1.462873883832779

That's horribly wrong.

neutral

It's i1.77245385091...

Jan 01 13 04:59 pm Link