Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)

From: Dale Johnstone (
Date: Mon Jan 01 2001 - 09:45:43 MST

Ok, try this one:

     There are two locked boxes, an old and younger brother;
     The keys to each, are inside the other;

     To cheer up the ozzy, I leave a copy of 'The Spike';
     Of which you're free to use, in any way you like;

     To keep him smiling, I promise no meta-tricks;
     No Eliezer Yudkowsky's, xgl's, or tooth picks;

     Now all that remains, is for me to ask;
     How do I open each box, and complete the task?

It's actually quite an easy one. I request that Eliezer and xgl sit this one
out to give others a shot at it. You're both free to respond privately

Dale Johnstone.
AI Researcher.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Damien Broderick" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 6:56 AM
Subject: Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)

> At 10:33 PM 31/12/00 -0500, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky claimed implausibly:
> >The riddle itself is a Hofstadterian self-answering riddle.
> How... disappointingly... inadequate. So much build up, so little pay off.
> I need to see this alleged lateral wonder unpacked.
> Damien Broderick

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