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Another door, another sign.


Most people will have heard of The Campaign for Clear English. Not many people will have heard of the organisation, Campaign for Clear Gobbledygook. If you go into their office headquarters, you will find a door with a sign marked with the letters P I E. What does it mean?

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There is an additional race - to see if anyone can solve it before Stan Algar does... (grin)
If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like
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I really think that we need to ban stan from these things. just kidding. if it wasn't for him these would never get answered.
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SPLICE? It's an acronym meaning: Stock Point Logistics Integrated Computing Environment
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Splice? Far too logical for the CCFCG.
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Wait. If it's gobbledygook mabey it means just what it says "Pie".
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On 2005-06-25 10:52, Stephen Buxton wrote:

There is an additional race - to see if anyone can solve it before Stan Algar does... (grin)



Let's not forget that it was Mike Paris who got the ball rolling
in the right direction on Part One...and it was Mike Paris who
finished off Part Two in very short order (after a good guess from
scott b. and a "dangerously close" guess from Lambertmoon.)

In fact, Mike's first post on Part One could be considered
a precognitive answer to the as-yet-unposted Part Two. Mike,
are you a mentalist?

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Hi stan ,no not a mentalist,(maybe slightly mental at times he he)as you stated scott and lamb put up part of the answers which get you thinking in the right direction,i think its a combination of a lot of clever people coming together with positive ideas ,if you had not made the first connection on mike and juliet (november)i would not have got it,,,,,this one (doors 3) got me stumped,mike
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Hey stan wat happend to you being ban from this one?
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No need to ban me. I haven't a clue.
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Oh, okay. I still think it's pie.
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I don't think we're going to get very far
on this one without asking a few questions.

I'll start with an obvious one:
Stephen, is there a toilet on the other
side of this door?

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You know, I haven't the faintest idea what is behind the door. It might be a toilet, but then again it might not be.

The sign does not mean "pie", nor does it imply that there is pie behind the door.
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I just thought that mabey becuse it's gobbledygook it would be a random phrase, and everyone would think it's a hard puzzle,but it's written write there.
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Well, I'll give you a (sort of) a clue. Use the solution of the first part, and perhaps even the trap of the second part as inspiration to solve the third part
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Impressive Lambertmoon. !
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Thanks Jon. I'll cross my fingers and hope that is the answer.

Side note: I've passed Ossining on Metro North. Is that Sing-Sing prison on the train line? As much history there as Alcatraz.
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Funny thing about that place, the train station is just over the wall and down west one block. The train tracks run though the grounds of that place. My first consulting gig was right next to the place on the south side, (look for the helipad) and we used to park in the lot and leave our car doors unlocked. Go figure.

Are you stalking me? If so, I live inland next to the Taconic Parkway, which is nowhere near dead or irate as folks might have you believe.

Guess who's been watching too much Little Britain this morning? Smile
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I'm too lazy to be a stalker. I grew up in Queens and moved to Glenham/Beacon a couple of years ago. I commuted to NYC for a number of years and always wondered about Sing-Sing. I'd love to visit a museum there, if they have one.

PS. When are they going to finish widening the TSP ? That road is a disaster in the winter.
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On 2005-06-26 15:12, Stephen Buxton wrote:
Well, I'll give you a (sort of) a clue. Use the solution of the first part, and perhaps even the trap of the second part as inspiration to solve the third part


The solution of the first part involved missing letters. (PrIvatE would
involve missing letters...and it's a word that could be found on a sign on
a door.)

But what was "the trap" of the second part? The fact that CANT and EN wouldn't
usually be seen at the same time????
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