April, 2015

Sticks and Triangles

Suppose a stick breaks in two places (with a uniform distribution), what is the probability that the resulting pieces will form a triangle? Puzzle Source…

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A Linux Rebus

The following linux command (with a # prompt) represents a line from a famous work of fiction. What is it? 

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Evan Starr on Pokémon Ethereal Gates

Evan Starr on Pokémon Ethereal Gates

With the arrival of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon fans everywhere rejoiced at the revival of one of their most treasured generations. However, Nintendo releases new Pokémon games so intermittently that fans of the successful series now look for other ways to satisfy their Poké-palates. Junior Evan Starr is developing Pokémon Ethereal Gates, which successfully incorporates the nostalgia involved with the original Pokémon while also throwing in some fun new twists. Amid a tough schedule, Evan sat down with us to discuss his own version of the classic and beloved franchise. Here’s an edited transcript of what Evan has shared with Calvin, Managing Editor of Enigma:

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