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comment PHP, PDO & MYSQL : lastInsertId() returns NULL
Sadly, this was my issue, too.
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
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comment Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
@alexmc So, technically, thanks to ace, the real answer should be "Sinusoidal Wave."
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comment Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
@ace I just did my research, and you're right. Both transverse and longitudinal waves can be broken down into sine wave functions, so technically, you were the first person to answer the riddle correctly. Sorry for that. When I designed my riddle, it was with sinusoidal waves in mind.
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comment Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
@alexmc The word "tropes" here has a double meaning. The first meaning is that mountains and beats are figurative language for how a wave behaves (which you already mentioned), and the second meaning is that they are recurring.
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awarded Commentator
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comment Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
@MarkN My hint with the "waves" was that a square is a rectangle. The prime lines are the part that "differentiated" it from other types of waves.
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comment Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
You are correct! The key here was the two prime lines. The derivative (the prime) of a longitudinal wave function is the same wave moments earlier. sin(x)` = cos(x).
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accepted Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
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comment Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
+1 Creative! I added some more hints if you care to look.
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comment Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
+1 This is quite close, actually, so I added some more hints.
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revised Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
added 147 characters in body
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revised Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
added 174 characters in body
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awarded Autobiographer
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awarded Scholar
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accepted What am I referring to?
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comment What am I referring to?
Even though my question got put on hold, I'm marking your answer as correct due to this meta post meta.puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/1383/…
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comment Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
+1 This is quite a creative answer! However, it's not the one I'm looking for.
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comment Peaks, Valleys, and Slopes
@Wouter Yes, the space is supposed to be there since it's a limerick.
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