March 12, 2013 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #1023754
Good point. Theoretically speaking, no. but since he is a cousin of monkeys, I will let it pass. You’re welcome.March 13, 2013 12:21 am at 12:21 am #1023755writersoulParticipant
Well, he might count with Shnitzy, but when the Librarian tracks you down….March 13, 2013 12:43 am at 12:43 am #1023756
1 Hour leftMarch 13, 2013 2:39 am at 2:39 am #1023757OneOfManyParticipant
nuMarch 13, 2013 2:46 am at 2:46 am #1023758frumnotyeshivishParticipant
What does infinite mean?March 13, 2013 4:16 am at 4:16 am #1023759
Finalizing final results…March 13, 2013 5:57 am at 5:57 am #1023760
All right monkeys, gather round! The official results are in.
Thank you to our 14 contestants: Says Me, WIY, Torah613Torah, just my hapence, not a sheep, one of many, yitayningwut, frumnotyeshivish, health, ari-free, benignuman and writersoul for your most eloquent and creative submissions.
There are 4 finalists and 3 runners up.
~just my hapence
~not a sheep
*Stay tuned for details regarding the MonkeyWriter Finals.
**Prizes will be announced and distributed in due time
Congratulations to all. Best of luck in the upcoming competitions, which will be judged by vote of CR members, more info to follow.
This Thread is sponsored by
And dedicated in honor of
GAMANITS BIG WIN***
***See S Thread for detailsMarch 13, 2013 6:50 am at 6:50 am #1023761SaysMeMember
should i be offended?March 13, 2013 7:15 am at 7:15 am #1023762
no, complimented. it means you’re not quite as wacked as the rest of them. 😛
And that you didn’t have the patience to do anything more elaborate than a bunch of random keys shmishkebbabled together.
Capiche?March 13, 2013 1:14 pm at 1:14 pm #1023763
I suppose the treatise on bananas was just too academic and therefore illegible unless you work in a university…March 13, 2013 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #1023764
Face it. Some were just better than others.March 13, 2013 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #1023765HealthParticipant
notasheep -“I suppose the treatise on bananas was just too academic and therefore illegible unless you work in a university…”
What are you complaining about? You should feel honored -I know I do.
~not a sheep”
As s/o with a Math/science brain, my writing has never been good -this is the very first time I even got mentioned as a “Runner up”!March 13, 2013 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #1023766
I have a history/science brain.March 13, 2013 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #1023767HealthParticipant
Gamanit -“I have a history/science brain.”
I never heard of such a thing. Actually I was good in all subjects, except English.March 13, 2013 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #1023768just my hapenceParticipant
Health – notasheep doesn’t have a maths/science brain and has always been a writer. When it comes to writing, notasheep doesn’t do ‘runner-up’.March 13, 2013 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #1023769
I know. My school thought I’m going according to which teachers I like when I got great scores in science and history and not so great at math. They forced me to get evaluated, and the results showed clearly that I think in a different way than most people which makes it hard for me to learn math. It did prove to the school though that I was smart enough for them and wasn’t deliberately slacking.March 13, 2013 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #1023770
I wasn’t complaining, honestly! I was merely pointing out that sometimes a piece of work that is too intelligent is often marked down cause people just don’t understand it. And in any case, it wasn’t me who wrote the treatise, it was the Librarian, who we have pointed out is not actually a monkey and if he hears the word used in reference to him goes bananas (‘scuse the pun). I was just trying to do a bit of marketing and PR for him.March 13, 2013 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #1023771
“I wasn’t complaining, honestly! I was merely pointing out that sometimes a piece of work that is too intelligent is often marked down cause people just don’t understand it.”
Especially if it was judged by a panel of monkeys.March 14, 2013 12:01 am at 12:01 am #1023772writersoulParticipant
Wow, did I enter? I didn’t know that…
AND I DIDN’T WIN?!?!?March 14, 2013 1:09 am at 1:09 am #1023773
Nope. You just lost to a bunch of monkeys!March 14, 2013 1:12 am at 1:12 am #1023774
frumnotyeshivish wrote: What does infinite mean?
You will have to spend the rest of your life trying to answer that question.March 14, 2013 1:13 am at 1:13 am #1023775
I won? I won something? I WON!
Shnitzy, you’re the best judge ever!March 14, 2013 1:40 am at 1:40 am #1023776
More flattery??? It’s not over you know. But I’ll accept the compliment ;).
Good luck in the next stage! 😀March 14, 2013 1:45 am at 1:45 am #1023777
I am so pleased to have placed among the finalists in the MonkeyWriter Post Contest. Receiving this award is such an amazing honor.
I feel humbled by the whole experience. I never thought I would win such an honor, let alone on The Yeshiva World Coffee Room, and certainly not from Shnitzy with a -y and not an -el.
Mark Twain said, “To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.” Even without a lot of noise, it has been an experience to remember.
Thanks to everyone for your moral support, and especially my English teachers, who I managed to ignore most of the time. Thank you all again!
(don’t you love it when applause is written into the speech?)March 14, 2013 1:47 am at 1:47 am #1023778
I thought of writing it and therefore had to write it. If I don’t win the finals, it would never get written, so how can I wait? Since while writing it I can pretend I don’t have 6 hours of homework waiting for me in real life.March 14, 2013 1:51 am at 1:51 am #1023779
“and certainly not from Shnitzy with a -y and not an -el.”
El Shnitz. I think I had that from Carlos and Gabbys.March 14, 2013 2:28 am at 2:28 am #1023780
Torah, ain’t that a little premature on your part?March 14, 2013 2:35 am at 2:35 am #1023781
Come on, wasn’t it a great speech? Even if it wasn’t all that warranted? Monkey think monkey do.
In a day or two, I will be enjoying several cognitively demanding finals spaced by only a few hours. My head is about ready to split from studying.March 14, 2013 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #1023782
Mmmhhhmmmm. Gluck.March 21, 2013 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #1023783
Results??? We are all hanging in suspense here…April 16, 2013 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #1023784hahahahaMember
I know I’m too late.
but I couldn’t resist.
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mbgn6gujMay 1, 2014 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm #1023787Bookworm120Participant
Hey, hey, we’re the monkeys, and people say we monkey around, but we’re too busy typing….May 8, 2014 4:04 am at 4:04 am #1023788
#_+(:2 (:2 .+,’2) ,2?23 .+32m
(Anybody who can translate that wins a free banana)May 8, 2014 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm #1023789oomisParticipant
Why on earth would anyone WANT to win a free banana??????????May 8, 2014 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1023790
Because they’re delicious!May 8, 2014 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm #1023791Bookworm120Participant
They’re also an excellent source of potassium.May 8, 2014 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #1023792
Anybody gonna try my code? It is real. I’ll give you a hint to start you off: 2=eMay 8, 2014 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #1023793YW Moderator-29 👨💻Moderator
I’m on it . . .May 9, 2014 4:53 am at 4:53 am #1023794YW Moderator-29 👨💻Moderator
I’m having trouble with the format. Is each keystroke a different letter? What about spacing? Did a monkey really type this?May 9, 2014 5:19 am at 5:19 am #1023795
Each rune represents a specific rune in the human alphabet. The spacebar is the same in my monkey alphabet as in the human one.
2*9: 3_,2 32@3242,(4 * 4@29-6-9 3_,2 -, (:2 :_.*, *”@:*!2(m (:2 4@*92!*3 -4 (:2 4*.2 -, .) .+,’2) *”@:*!2( *4 -, (:2 :_.*, +,2mMay 9, 2014 5:22 am at 5:22 am #1023796pixelateMember
these mods aren’t tough. they’re just crazyJune 3, 2014 12:34 am at 12:34 am #1023797To be or not to beMember
nuu what is the answer?July 16, 2014 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #1023798☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Still no answer…
And, still no finals…
But, I must say, Torah613Torah had some great posts on this thread, so I would say she’s the default winner.
I wonder how she did on her finals.July 16, 2014 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #1023799SayIDidIt™Participant
We have all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare.
Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
SiDi™July 16, 2014 9:10 pm at 9:10 pm #1023800
Infinite monkeys banging on infinite typewriters will end up with an infinite number of broken typewriters.July 17, 2014 2:09 am at 2:09 am #1023801RandomexMember
When I saw the title of the thread, I knew what I wanted to post, but… you beat me, SIDI. Indeed, you did it.July 17, 2014 2:19 am at 2:19 am #1023802👑RebYidd23Participant
Are you using a typewriter? Otherwise you’re disqualified.July 17, 2014 4:15 am at 4:15 am #1023803cent_centParticipant
SIDI – Actually statistically speaking this is one of the biggest misconceptions ever. If you gave every monkey on the planet a typewriter, and they typed continuously for a billion years the likelihood of them typing a single Shakespeare sentence is minuscule. Take ‘To be, or not to be, that is the question’. There are 41 different characters that need to be printed in order (including spaces and commas). For simplicity’s sake assume 28 different characters possible for each space (26 letters, space, comma). That means there are 28^41 = 215515884439354503549955972322784526648224392221491019644928 different combinations. All are wrong except for 1. So, odds of being wrong is ((28^41) – 1)/(28^41) or approximately 0.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999536. Even given 500 million monkeys typing a new sentence every 5 seconds for a billion years, the odds would be that .999 etc.. number ^ (5,000,000 * 12 * 60 * 24 * 365 * 1,000,000,000) or .999 etc. ^ (31536000000000000000000). The actual odds would be 1-0.99999999999999999999999999999999999985367296 or 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000014632704. In other words not very likely.
Sorry for the nerd rant its just something that as a (slightly nerdy) mathematics person always bothered me. 🙂July 17, 2014 6:58 am at 6:58 am #1023804
Now someone asked an interesting question about pi. We all know it’s unpredictable 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375 1058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679821480865 13282306647 blablabla
But if we take it forever, would we be able to find say a million 9’s straight in a row, billion 8’s…every possible combination of numerical string?
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