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Old October 7, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Default Aladdin's lamp, Genie and Your Wish

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Little Harmonic Labrynth

excerpted from Göedel, Escher, Bach - by Douglas Hofstadter
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Achilles: I forgot, Mr. Tortoise-I've got this lamp with me! But-what's magic about it?
Tortoise: Oh, you know, just the usual-a genie.
Achilles: What? You mean a genie comes out when you rub it, and grants you wishes?
Tortoise: Right. What did you expect? Pennies from heaven?
Achilles: Well, this is fantastic! I can have any wish want, eh? I've always wished this would happen to me ...
(And so Achilles gently rubs the large letter `L' which is etched on the lamp's copper surface ... Suddenly a huge puff of smoke appears, and in the forms of the smoke the five friends can make out a weird, ghostly figure towering above them.)
Genie: Hello, my friends – and thanks ever so much for rescuing my Lamp from the evil Lizard-Duo.
(And so saying, the Genie picks up the Lamp, and stuffs it into a pocket concealed among the folds of his long ghostly robe which swirls out of the Lamp.)
Genie:As a sign of gratitude for your heroic deed, I would like to offer you, on the part of my Lamp, the opportunity to have any three of your wishes realized.
Achilles: How stupefying! Don't you think so, Mr. T?
Tortoise: I surely do. Go ahead, Achilles, take the first wish.
Achilles: Wow! But what should I wish? Oh, I know! It's what I thought of the first time I read the Arabian Nights (that collection of silly (and nested) tales)-I wish that I had a HUNDRED wishes, instead of just three! Pretty clever, eh, Mr. T? I bet YOU never would have thought of that trick. I always wondered why those dopey people in the stories never tried it themselves.
Tortoise: Maybe now you'll find out the answer.
Genie: I am sorry, Achilles, but I don't grant metawishes.
Achilles: I wish you'd tell me what a "meta-wish" is!

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  • You have 1 wish only
  • You can wish anything you want, except a meta-wish.


What do you wish?
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Old October 7, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Had to create this thread to boost Nielsen up. Btw, I wish whatever iDumb wishes to be not granted.
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Old October 8, 2012, 06:12 AM
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Aladdin's lamp & Genie? In that case, I wish I was princess Jasmine
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:45 AM
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No corruption, traffic jam, load shedding in Bangladesh.
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:42 AM
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Bangladesh finds another Shakib and Tamim
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:45 AM
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No corruption, traffic jam, load shedding in Bangladesh.
hmm.. load shedding bondho hok aar amra load shedding ki jinish ei ta bhule jai, na?
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:56 AM
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No corruption, traffic jam, load shedding in Bangladesh.
Bhaier mone hoy MP hoyar plan ache
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Old October 8, 2012, 09:28 AM
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I wish for 10 more Shakib Al Hasan.
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Old October 8, 2012, 09:48 AM
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I wish for 500 more of Aladdin lamps.

//that is not a meta-wish.
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Old October 8, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Great thread really. I wish Bangladesh becomes one of the top countries in the world soon. Really want this before I die. By top, I mean in every way, not jusy cricket!

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Old October 8, 2012, 09:54 AM
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hmm.. load shedding bondho hok aar amra load shedding ki jinish ei ta bhule jai, na?
Hahaha...arey dhuro, apa' r shob kotha ki dhorte hoy naki ?
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Old October 8, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Bhaier mone hoy MP hoyar plan ache
bhai, corruption bondho kore MP hoyar ki maney ?
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:54 PM
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Just want to be happy
Amen! Isn't that what we all want?
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Bangladesh finds another Shakib and Tamim
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I wish for 10 more Shakib Al Hasan.
haire bangali..... ek chine Sakib al hasan....oi bas, sakib ke niyei ache..,. keno why not bangladesh finds 11 bradman or..for that matter 11 courtney ambrose? ...ek chine sakib bas limitation oikhanei.... we really don;t know how to dream big.

if i wuz doctor yunus i would be going for nobel prize in literature, econocmics, physics..lol... olpotei shontushto hole ki chole?
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Old October 8, 2012, 09:09 PM
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haire bangali..... ek chine Sakib al hasan....oi bas, sakib ke niyei ache..,. keno why not bangladesh finds 11 bradman or..for that matter 11 courtney ambrose? ...ek chine sakib bas limitation oikhanei.... we really don;t know how to dream big.

if i wuz doctor yunus i would be going for nobel prize in literature, econocmics, physics..lol... olpotei shontushto hole ki chole?
Shakib er moto arek ta player pawa.. isnt that something big? Shakib er moto player Bangladesh next 20 years eo pabe bole mone hoy na. Shakib Bangladesh er jonno Bradman er thekeo beshi, Curtly Ambrose er thekeo onek valuable
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Old October 9, 2012, 04:55 AM
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@roman courtney ambrose holo courtney walse + curtly ambrose er mixed version
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Old October 9, 2012, 05:12 AM
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I wish I was "pom ghana"


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Old October 9, 2012, 05:17 AM
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I wish Ashrafool does the Gangnam dance on a Mumtaz song against the WI.
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Old October 9, 2012, 05:55 AM
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Shakib er moto arek ta player pawa.. isnt that something big? Shakib er moto player Bangladesh next 20 years eo pabe bole mone hoy na. Shakib Bangladesh er jonno Bradman er thekeo beshi, Curtly Ambrose er thekeo onek valuable
What are you saying? If we don't get 3/4 more players capable like Shakib (not necessarily SLA all rounders) in next 3-5 years... We are doomed as a cricketing nation....
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Old October 9, 2012, 05:59 AM
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haire bangali..... ek chine Sakib al hasan....oi bas, sakib ke niyei ache..,. keno why not bangladesh finds 11 bradman or..for that matter 11 courtney ambrose? ...ek chine sakib bas limitation oikhanei.... we really don;t know how to dream big.

if i wuz doctor yunus i would be going for nobel prize in literature, econocmics, physics..lol...


But not with the Yunus part... He is in trouble with one Nobel.. If he gets another one.. Hasina will hang him without trial.. And so many?? He will die on the streets of Dhaka..labeled as brainless incompetent Bangali...

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Old October 9, 2012, 09:21 AM
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We win the 2014 T20 WC at home. That will be huge huge in front of the home crowd.
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Old October 9, 2012, 09:29 AM
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I wish that from now on all my wishes come true.
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Convince Shakib's parents to have more children
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