Donald Whytock on 31 Jan 2002 22:00:03 -0000

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RE: spoon-discuss: RE: spoon-business: Ballot, nweek 6

Right.  So since it's highly unlikely e'll hit the square e was thrown at the first time, it's also highly unlikely e'll hit the square e's thrown at the next time.  So e won't be perpetually bouncing up and down on the same Impassable Object.  Much more likely e'll go bouncing off lots of different Impassable Objects in succession.


On 1/31/02 at 3:40 PM Jonathan Van Matre wrote:

>'s not entirely clear that e is thrown at the same square e
>requested to be thrown at.  Judging by the text I quoted, the nearest
>antecedent for the last 2 words "that square" is "a square which is
>occupied by an Impassable Object".  i.e. the square the player landed on,
>not the one e aimed at.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Donald Whytock [mailto:dwhytock@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:22 PM
>> To: spoon-discuss@xxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: spoon-discuss: RE: spoon-business: Ballot, nweek 6
>> On 1/31/02 at 11:42 AM Jonathan Van Matre wrote:
>> >NO > Proposal 315/2: I'm Flying! (Wonko)
>> >
>> >Again with the excessive Chutzpah.  Also, it looks like "If a player,
>> >after being Thrown, ends up on a square which is occupied by
>> an Impassable
>> >Object, e loses 5 points [[for being injured in the landing]] and is
>> >Thrown at that square." is an infinite recursion loop.  Fly  Elbonian
>> >Airways!  Again and again and again and again and....
>> >
>> >--Scoff!
>> No it's not, because the formula for Elbonian Airways
>> virtually guarantees you won't land where you're thrown.  But
>> you can bounce a godawful amount first...:)
>> 						Glotmorf