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As long as it took Google to find the answer after I'd registered my disgust at the perpetuation of the myths that
a) this has anything to do with Einstein
b) it's a riddle
c) it's solvable (like my esteemed colleague says - there ain't no fish!!!)
d) only Mensa qualifying IQs can achieve the given answer
e) it contains free advertising for tobacco
Puzzles of this kind predate Einstein's birth (I haven't yet been able to establish whether the great Dudeney has an example but I wouldn't be surprised) and the easiest way to solve them is not purely by logic.
Putting a name to a vote may make people think a little more carefully before down voting. It would also give the person being downvoted the ability to ask the voter what the rationale for the downvote was.
Look at it this way; everyone who wants non-anonymous votes always seems to want it on other people's votes, but they never seem to say they want their own votes to be non-anonymous. How's about an experiment -- allow members to make their own votes non-anonymous and see how many actually do.
I am against non-anonymous votes. I'd stop voting.
This isn't Facebook.
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