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coumerelli

coumerelli

Automaton Tech

118 posts

What about the paper they took with them?!? didn't they have a early edition of a newspaper? maybe J8 D4 W9 and R5 are sections/pages in the paper? Maybe they're clues to a game in the entertainment section?!? what happened to that? Am I missing something?

Edit: "bring Tuesday's Red Eye" - warbrain! what did they have you bring it for, if not for the heist? did they think you didn't have enough to carry otherwise?

December 19, 2007 3:09 am
smartyhall

smartyhall

Tinkerer

from Cleveland, TN
26 posts

ikeb wrote:
LegosJedi wrote:

Maybe one in NYC! That'd be nice!

I vote for Atlanta, but I have to give it to the guys in the windy city - we close everything down if we THINK it's going to snow.

Atlanta, GA, all the way!

Just not while I'm still away for the holidays though....

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December 19, 2007 3:09 am
okeydokeypokey

okeydokeypokey

Tinkerer

13 posts

I think the RedEye was just to show that you were in on the heist... as a way to recognize other heisters

December 19, 2007 3:17 am

eikelben

Urchin

from Chicago, IL, USA
8 posts

It was darn cold out there tonite... exciting times, but to the powers that be, the trail wasn't very clear by any stretch of the imagination.  We froze out there!!!  Results of the findings should be posted shortly... hang tight

December 19, 2007 3:21 am
Adrammelech

Adrammelech

Big Game Hunter

from Gallifrey
626 posts

eikelben wrote:

It was darn cold out there tonite... exciting times, but to the powers that be, the trail wasn't very clear by any stretch of the imagination.  We froze out there!!!  Results of the findings should be posted shortly... hang tight

Very cool eikelben! Thanks for the big effort!

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December 19, 2007 3:26 am
okeydokeypokey

okeydokeypokey

Tinkerer

13 posts

big ups to you and the rest of the windy city heisters, eikelben. can't wait to see the results.

December 19, 2007 3:28 am
mbackpack

mbackpack

Tinkerer

from Minneapolis, MN
15 posts

thanks for effort in Chicago!

December 19, 2007 3:33 am
huntercereal

huntercereal

Gearhead

95 posts

who owns a zip drive... holy crap

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December 19, 2007 3:36 am
chewy5000

chewy5000

Sky Pirate

from Terra Australis
1,174 posts

http://www.flickr.com/people/j8d4w9r5/
the twitter might be false, but look at this

mmm... Extra chewy

December 19, 2007 3:36 am
mbackpack

mbackpack

Tinkerer

from Minneapolis, MN
15 posts

I do...but it does no good in Minneapolis

December 19, 2007 3:38 am
huntercereal

huntercereal

Gearhead

95 posts

Chicago isn't THAT far... probably warmer too

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December 19, 2007 3:40 am
pushing.robot

pushing.robot

Tinkerer

36 posts

FWIW, I found the locations of the three flickr photos: Google Maps.

All three sites are pretty close together.

Do you have stairs in your house?

December 19, 2007 3:43 am

endlessfight

Urchin

2 posts

coumerelli wrote:

What about the paper they took with them?!? didn't they have a early edition of a newspaper? maybe J8 D4 W9 and R5 are sections/pages in the paper?

You can download the paper from the Red Eye website. I searched the pdf for those and none came up.

December 19, 2007 3:43 am
helmsc

helmsc

Tinkerer

from Newport, TN USA
38 posts

huntercereal wrote:

who owns a zip drive... holy crap

I've got access to about 10 of them at the elementary school I work for tongue

December 19, 2007 3:44 am
smartyhall

smartyhall

Tinkerer

from Cleveland, TN
26 posts

From IRC, it seems as if Warbrain will be opening the disk tonight!

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December 19, 2007 3:48 am
macmuse

macmuse

Big Game Hunter

from Pittsburgh-ish
580 posts

huntercereal wrote:

who owns a zip drive... holy crap

I still have 2 100MB SCSI ones in addition to a 250 MB USB. (-;

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December 19, 2007 3:50 am
smochs

smochs

Tinkerer

35 posts

He said he is getting close to his train stop then has a fifteen minute drive.  That is dedication as it is cold in the Midwest tonight!

December 19, 2007 3:52 am
newsdork

newsdork

Sky Pirate

from Tennessee
1,477 posts

helmsc wrote:
huntercereal wrote:

who owns a zip drive... holy crap

I've got access to about 10 of them at the elementary school I work for tongue

Kudos and cock-fighting for Newport, TN! I do own a homemade Cocke Co. t-shirt, I'll have you know. I just had no idea there were mac users out in moonshine county. Rock!


As for the mini-heist, thanks to all who braved the cold. I'm originally from Mpls, and I know how badly it sucks to be tromping through the city on a cold night. Appreciate your efforts!

I actually have a zip drive sitting next to me, but I no longer have a SCSI port to plug it into! I'd have to pull my old G3 out of mothballs.

Sometimes I feel so blue
It makes me twitter.

December 19, 2007 3:52 am
l0k1

l0k1

Automaton Tech

from oregon
274 posts

chewy5000 wrote:

http://www.flickr.com/people/j8d4w9r5/
the twitter might be false, but look at this

i dunno ...

19:09:08    <mholger> so, maybe i missed it, but what was the deal with J8D4W9R5?
19:09:16    <brianb> was it related to j84w95?
19:09:24    <neko> it was a flickr account
19:09:32    <mholger> aaah
19:09:33    <brianb> no, that was bogus.
19:09:41    <brianb> from what I understand.
19:09:42    → troha_ has entered the channel.
19:09:45    <neko> no, the flickr was real.
19:09:53    <brianb> definetheline playing around
19:09:57    <brianb> really?
19:10:01    <Fedaykin> the flickr was real, the twitter wasn't
19:10:07    <neko> nope. scott playing around for the flickr :3
19:10:09    <brianb> ah got it.
19:10:19    <brianb> thamks for the clarification

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December 19, 2007 3:55 am
helmsc

helmsc

Tinkerer

from Newport, TN USA
38 posts

newsdork wrote:
helmsc wrote:
huntercereal wrote:

who owns a zip drive... holy crap

I've got access to about 10 of them at the elementary school I work for tongue

Kudos and cock-fighting for Newport, TN! I do own a homemade Cocke Co. t-shirt, I'll have you know. I just had no idea there were mac users out in moonshine county. Rock!


As for the mini-heist, thanks to all who braved the cold. I'm originally from Mpls, and I know how badly it sucks to be tromping through the city on a cold night. Appreciate your efforts!

I actually have a zip drive sitting next to me, but I no longer have a SCSI port to plug it into! I'd have to pull my old G3 out of mothballs.

don't forget the local high school sport teams are know as the Fighting Cocks ...and yes the girls' teams are the (dare I say it)... lady cocks

December 19, 2007 3:56 am
l0k1

l0k1

Automaton Tech

from oregon
274 posts

by the by, warbrain's chicago recap is here:

http://www.macheist.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=6202

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December 19, 2007 3:56 am
Corvana

Corvana

Tinkerer

from Greater Bostonia, MA
44 posts

huntercereal wrote:

who owns a zip drive... holy crap

I've got a ton of them - the lab I work for has a beige G3 that's still hooked to some expensive and irreplaceable lab equipment, and it's that or floppies. 
Interesting that Whoever chose to use one, though.  I wonder if it signifies anything?

Ein jeder Engel ist schrecklich.

December 19, 2007 4:02 am
helmsc

helmsc

Tinkerer

from Newport, TN USA
38 posts

Corvana wrote:
huntercereal wrote:

who owns a zip drive... holy crap

I've got a ton of them - the lab I work for has a beige G3 that's still hooked to some expensive and irreplaceable lab equipment, and it's that or floppies. 
Interesting that Whoever chose to use one, though.  I wonder if it signifies anything?

Probably just indicates they didn't care to "lose" it

December 19, 2007 4:03 am
smartyhall

smartyhall

Tinkerer

from Cleveland, TN
26 posts

If it's a picture of a cat with the caption "I CAN HAZ L00T NOW?", I'll be very upset.

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December 19, 2007 4:18 am
atticusrex

atticusrex

Sky Pirate

from dfw
1,025 posts

Gotta ask because this is new stuff not done in Heist I... What is the point to the actual city heist missions?  I mean since we as a whole do not participate what is the outcome or do the 'real' city heists lead up to the actual on-line heists?

Just asking...  No biting heads off please... Thanks... LoL.

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December 19, 2007 4:29 am
Finien

Finien

Tinkerer

from St. Louis
29 posts

smartyhall wrote:

If it's a picture of a cat with the caption "I CAN HAZ L00T NOW?", I'll be very upset.

<<< You inspired me...

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

December 19, 2007 4:31 am
smartyhall

smartyhall

Tinkerer

from Cleveland, TN
26 posts

atticusrex wrote:

Gotta ask because this is new stuff not done in Heist I... What is the point to the actual city heist missions?  I mean since we as a whole do not participate what is the outcome or do the 'real' city heists lead up to the actual on-line heists?

Just asking...  No biting heads off please... Thanks... LoL.

It seems to me that they serve as points of plot development and extension more than anything.

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December 19, 2007 4:31 am

GusDoeMatik

Tinkerer

from Illadel
33 posts

Warbrain and Crew I thank you for your efforts...  Thanks again Fellas....

December 19, 2007 5:41 am
jdfrankl

jdfrankl

Gearhead

from Anchorage, AK
95 posts

What about the titles of the last two photos on the j8d4w9r5 Flickr account? d69f29071d74 and 45a121051955 could be passwords. Or combined together they can make two different 96-bit keys. Have any of those possibilities been tried to unlock the .dmg file on the disk?

What rhymes with "orange"?

December 19, 2007 7:02 am
Monique

Monique

Staff

from MacHeist HQ
9 posts

December 19, 2007 8:11 am
oomhenk

oomhenk

Tinkerer

from amsterdam
21 posts

missed the live action, too late for amsterdam (had to get up early). so only read everything now.
this way it's not as much fun as following things 'live'.
but thanks guys, for getting cold for us.

HUH?

December 19, 2007 9:15 am

GusDoeMatik

Tinkerer

from Illadel
33 posts

What was in the DMG

December 19, 2007 10:54 am

GusDoeMatik

Tinkerer

from Illadel
33 posts

I just got my iMac and my Powerbook is out of commission right now, so I haven't installed the Adobe CS3 suite in it yet...  But I was wondering if anyone checked the Metadata in the PDF to see if there are any clues to future items...  You need Adobe Acrobat Professional in order to read the Metadata....


Also Warbrain and his team did freeze his ass off, waste his time down there, and tried to keep us updated and figure out clues at the same time...  Sitting in your warm cozy house drinking a cup of cocoa in front of your Mac criticizing and complaining what you would have done or what they did wrong isn't cool...  They did keep us posted they did try...  One of you cozy home solvers created a false trail for these guys to follow.... It was cold out there and they were wasting there time following a false trail... That Twitter J8D4W9R5 bullsh!t.....

I give it to Warbrain and his team thank you.....

December 19, 2007 3:39 pm
brianh431

brianh431

Automaton Tech

from Phoenix, AZ
147 posts

Im confused, was this solved or not? No real info either way.

December 19, 2007 4:49 pm
dmdzine

dmdzine

Big Game Hunter

from 127.0.0.1
638 posts

This is really confusing...

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December 19, 2007 5:54 pm

mastpine

Urchin

3 posts

Why not India, for all Apple's outsource programmers' sake?

December 19, 2007 11:49 pm

MacGeek

Urchin

9 posts

huntercereal wrote:

who owns a zip drive... holy crap

I work for Iomega. What do you need?

MG

December 20, 2007 3:53 pm

mwschmeer

Tinkerer

49 posts

Did anyone ever open the DMG?

December 20, 2007 4:39 pm
Warbrain

Warbrain

Dirigible Captain

from Not here.
6,982 posts

It's opened!  Check the other threads, such as http://www.macheist.com/forums/viewtopi … d=6204&p=1

Website | Twitter

December 20, 2007 6:19 pm
Strange

Strange

Sky Pirate

from New York, NY
1,026 posts

I hope this sort of stuff happens again in MH3. They should get some contacts around other major cities of the world though, it's disappointing for those who are far away...

July 29, 2008 1:05 pm
definetheline

definetheline

Sky Pirate

from Canada
1,512 posts

Lots of Macheisters in Toronto....just saying. tongue

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July 29, 2008 1:52 pm
alloutmacstoday

alloutmacstoday

Big Game Hunter

from The Dark Side of Oz
615 posts

definetheline wrote:

Lots of Macheisters in Toronto....just saying. tongue

The question is do Phill and John have connections in Toronto tongue

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July 29, 2008 2:01 pm
definetheline

definetheline

Sky Pirate

from Canada
1,512 posts

alloutmacstoday wrote:
definetheline wrote:

Lots of Macheisters in Toronto....just saying. tongue

The question is do Phill and John have connections in Toronto tongue

Well, umm, there's me. I'd be willing to dress up as Benjamin Franklin or whatever. No problem.

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July 29, 2008 2:10 pm
Strange

Strange

Sky Pirate

from New York, NY
1,026 posts

Or they could actually hire some actors (instead of hiring their cousins...... tongue)

July 29, 2008 2:15 pm
alloutmacstoday

alloutmacstoday

Big Game Hunter

from The Dark Side of Oz
615 posts

definetheline wrote:
alloutmacstoday wrote:
definetheline wrote:

Lots of Macheisters in Toronto....just saying. tongue

The question is do Phill and John have connections in Toronto tongue

Well, umm, there's me. I'd be willing to dress up as Benjamin Franklin or whatever. No problem.

tongue nice

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July 29, 2008 2:31 pm
blazedragon555

blazedragon555

Sky Pirate

from NYC
1,030 posts

If you guys do anything in NYC again, can you please do it a bit more uptown? smile
Going all the way down to the Village (that's where the it was, wasn't it?) is a hassle, plus my parents wouldn't let me, anyway...

Something in Central Park would be nice. big_smile

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July 30, 2008 5:37 pm
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