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ここで紹介する英文は、MITミステリーハントの資料である"Have you tried. . ."の全文である。日本語はそれぞれの項目に対する注記であることに注意されたし。

For starters

Have you tried. . .

  • . . .reading the title and the blurb?
  • . . .typing it into a search engine?
  • . . .pursuing even a train of thought that doesn’t seem to give a cogent answer at first?
  • . . .looking at the list of helpful websites?
  • . . .looking at the binder of useful stuff?

Letters and words

Have you tried. . .

Numbers

Have you tried. . .

  • . . .graphing it functionally?
  • . . .graphing it parametrically?
  • . . .checking to see if your numbers are in the right base (including hex)?
    • 括弧内のhexは16進数のこと。
  • . . .shifting from numbers to letters?
  • . . .using it as a phone number?
  • . . .using it as an IP address?
    • MITにも、他のサイトを使う謎が存在する。
  • . . .matching numbers to MIT buildings?
  • . . .matching numbers to MIT courses?
    • MITの教室や建物はナンバリングされている。
  • . . .treating numbers as dates?
  • . . .treating numbers as atomic weights, numbers, etc.?
  • . . .treating numbers as latitude/longitude or GPS coordinates?
  • . . .treating numbers as radio stations?
  • . . .treating numbers as ASCII numbers?
  • . . .treating numbers as PLU numbers?
  • . . .treating numbers as ISBN numbers?
  • . . .seeing if there are any strange sequences?
  • . . .seeing if prime numbers are involved?
  • . . .seeing if fundamental constants are involved?
  • . . .asking what other numbers are close to the one you have?

Thirteen ways of looking at a puzzle

Have you tried. . .

  • . . .looking at it in a mirror?
    • 鏡に映す
  • . . .squinting at it from far away?
    • 遠くから見る
  • . . .tilting it?
    • 傾ける
  • . . .looking at it upside down?
    • 逆さまにする
  • . . .looking through it?
    • 他の何かを通して
  • . . .rewriting it neatly?
    • 木津千里
  • . . .rewriting it on graph paper?
    • グラフペーパーに
  • . . .saying it out loud to someone else?
    • 空耳
  • . . .putting yourself in the constructor’s shoes?
  • . . .making it 3D?
    • 立体にする
  • . . .cutting it up?
    • 切る
  • . . .folding it?
    • 折る
  • . . .connecting the dots?
    • 点を繋ぐ

What is it?

Have you tried. . .

  • . . .looking at a song/poem/book/movie/TV show?
  • . . .Braille?
  • . . .Morse code?
  • . . .overlaying it on a map of MIT?
    • MIT指定なのはMITミステリーハントなので。
  • . . .getting on the T?
  • . . .checking it for pop culture references with Tanis, Jenn, Denis or James?
    • この名前はよく使われているらしい。
  • . . .using the Library of Congress or Dewey decimal system?
    • 書籍か何かのアーカイブ?
  • . . .asking whether it has anything to do personally with the constructing team?
  • . . .Palm graffiti?
  • . . .running it by someone who goes to MIT?

Zen

Have you tried. . .

  • . . .trusting your instincts?
  • . . .trusting someone else’s instincts?
  • . . .asking “what’s weird about this?”
  • . . .taking a step back?
  • . . .asking for fresh brains?
    • ・・・頭、冷やそうか
  • . . .checking your work?
  • . . .asking someone else to check your work?
  • . . .explaining your work to someone else?
  • . . .doing what you’ve already done again to the output?
  • . . .consulting the list of expertise?
  • . . .leaving the room?
  • . . .asking people if it looks like anything they recognize?
  • . . .thinking about what’s missing?
  • . . .asking yourself whether you’ve used all the information?
  • . . .keeping even a strange-looking result?
  • . . .brute force?
    • ブルートフォース
  • . . .not thinking about it?
  • . . .splitting up tasks to solve in a group?
  • . . .talking to a hunt veteran?
  • . . .talking to a hunt newbie?
  • . . .asking “what’s the pattern”?
  • . . .rereading the instructions?
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