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JPDyson

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Carry on with the "heisting" here!

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January 6, 2011 6:17 pm
rishim

rishim

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from Gloucester
448 posts

I'm gonna go ahead and say this is the start of MH4. Even though it's highly unlikely, and that these symbols in fact represent upcoming beta features in Twitter for Mac. Nonetheless, thought I'd be first to say "MH4!!!", just in case I'm right wink

EDIT: oh, now upon looking in the other thread about this it seems as though I'm not first. Also, I've noticed how the MacHeist logo brightens when hovering over the hint at the bottom...

EDIT 2: Just in case anyone reading this hasn't seen, here's the hint in question;

http://cl.ly/0Q0K0n3s3g1b3L033k2i/content

This is available not only inside Twitter for Mac, but also here, and perhaps more interestingly, here (notice the different text in the main section of the page)

January 6, 2011 6:20 pm
f1ght4fun

f1ght4fun

Gearhead

88 posts

Is there any way users of secret features can ask devs for some stuff to implement? It's kinda strange still not to have autofill @username implemented when writing a new tweet

January 6, 2011 6:22 pm
awakebyjava

awakebyjava

Automaton Tech

from Outpost Gallifrey
234 posts

We have 4 icons. A mail-ish one, a box,  taurus symbol, and a thing that looks like a house linked to a small box. It could either be about MH4 or new features in Twitter for Mac.

Mail-ish one might be for updates via mail? Box might be file sharing? House thing might be parity across desktop and mobile?

Just guessing.

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January 6, 2011 6:25 pm
geekomancer

geekomancer

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19 posts

House? Kinda looks like documents connected by a line to me...

January 6, 2011 6:33 pm
j3snyder

j3snyder

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from Yerington, NV
976 posts

Can someone embed a picture for the thread?  I didn't get the bundle so I can't.  FWIW my guess is future tweetie features, but I would sure like a mail app, a font box app, an ftp app in a bundle.

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January 6, 2011 6:38 pm
dan.palmer

dan.palmer

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from UK
314 posts

j3snyder wrote:

Can someone embed a picture for the thread?  I didn't get the bundle so I can't.  FWIW my guess is future tweetie features, but I would sure like a mail app, a font box app, an ftp app in a bundle.

They sound like good ideas. I didn't think about apps they could be, I was thinking about words or letters they could represent.

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January 6, 2011 6:42 pm
jfm429

jfm429

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If you read the backwards written text, it says "Coming this year". Perhaps... big_smile
EDIT: Screenshot.
http://cl.ly/1D0H3L343C2q0C3c1M2J/content

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January 6, 2011 6:42 pm
rishim

rishim

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from Gloucester
448 posts

And now this thread moves to The Backroom. Interesting.

January 6, 2011 6:43 pm
dan.palmer

dan.palmer

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Oh, also... That MacHeist logo at the bottom of the view looks awfully like an iOS icon...

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January 6, 2011 6:44 pm
j3snyder

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I thought bundle clue primarily because the directorate spend all their design time on long term income through apps.  Recently they have been using MH as a bundle site rather than focusing on the heisting.

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January 6, 2011 6:45 pm
dan.palmer

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jfm429 wrote:

If you read the backwards written text, it says "Coming this year". Perhaps... big_smile
EDIT: Screenshot.
http://cl.ly/1D0H3L343C2q0C3c1M2J/content

Err, yes. We already established that in the 2nd post in the thread which had a flipped version.

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January 6, 2011 6:45 pm

chickenorshrimp

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22 posts

Someone had this posted in another thread:

http://mhstatic.com/twitter/

I'm in 10.5, so I can't get the App Store to confirm if this is what it actually is.

January 6, 2011 7:00 pm
capt_carl

capt_carl

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from Huntington, NY
48 posts

As long as one of those features is Twitter for Mac/iOS syncing I'll be extremely happy.

January 6, 2011 7:01 pm
JPDyson

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Mine does not exactly match the mhstatic link. The dots aren't properly parsed by Twitter, and it's missing the last couple items. I relaunched to make sure, and I still get this:

http://grab.by/8exO

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January 6, 2011 7:07 pm
r3dlink13

r3dlink13

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chickenorshrimp wrote:

Someone had this posted in another thread:

http://mhstatic.com/twitter/

I'm in 10.5, so I can't get the App Store to confirm if this is what it actually is.

Interesting. I don't get the 3rd and fourth lines on my twitter app. ("More items.../another another")
Maybe those lines are simply put in there in anticipation of the new features?

January 6, 2011 7:10 pm
Miah

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JPDyson wrote:

Mine does not exactly match the mhstatic link. The dots aren't properly parsed by Twitter, and it's missing the last couple items. I relaunched to make sure, and I still get this:

http://grab.by/8exO

It's the server it's being shown on. I guess it's not properly configured for UTF display.

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January 6, 2011 7:10 pm

chickenorshrimp

Tinkerer

22 posts

Going out on a limb here, but anybody notice that the Macheist app/logo is the "correct" way even though the text is mirrored? And Mirroring the text (obviously) turns the logo backward?

http://f.cl.ly/items/3s0Y2E193W210O0o0n … 5%20PM.png

Using the big logo in the back for reference for the "correct" way.

January 6, 2011 7:29 pm

manos2008

Urchin

4 posts

Maybe the next bundle... I can't get it out of my head that the mail icons refers to courier.

January 6, 2011 8:25 pm
JMarkevich

JMarkevich

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from Halifax, Canada
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I'd guess it just means that these features are "Coming Soon", and it's on the MH super secret page, explaining the safe logo.

The other guess is the mhstatic page is where the app is pulling the data/text/image from.  Perhaps with some CSS to hide the extra two filler bullet points.

I’d be happy to be proved wrong, of course, but you know how it is.  Assume the worst and you're only pleasantly surprised smile

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January 6, 2011 8:34 pm
kudioske

kudioske

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*anxiously waits for the first Coda snark*

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January 6, 2011 8:38 pm
tegeril

tegeril

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from Boston, MA
86 posts

Ok, I posted the mhstatic link. The Twitter app loads this page: http://www.atebits.com/tweetie-mac/canary/ which references http://mhstatic.com/twitter for the css. The Twitter app itself isn't parsing the bullets properly and http://mhstatic.com/twitter was probably the test page for the design that now pulls off of atebits.

I want to say those icons are familiar but I'm not sure.

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January 6, 2011 8:40 pm
chiisana

chiisana

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from Canada
93 posts

I think I'm hoping for too much...
But that cube reminds me of Companion Cube, so does that mean Portal 2??

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January 6, 2011 9:34 pm

chickenorshrimp

Tinkerer

22 posts

Sorry tegeril, I meant to go back later today and edit my post to give you credit. I was at work and didn't have much time to post.

January 6, 2011 9:43 pm
tegeril

tegeril

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from Boston, MA
86 posts

No worries about the credit, I just wanted to clarify what it was and show that it's just how that window functions and not really anymore than that except for some interesting URLs to look at. Googling for site:mhstatic.com was a fun try but it didn't have anything else new and juicy from the mhstatic domain.

-Aaron

January 6, 2011 10:01 pm
cianmm

cianmm

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from Dublin, Ireland
408 posts

Looks like clicking on the hint now brings you to this page! I smell something fishy going on!

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January 6, 2011 10:48 pm

OSXyZ

Urchin

from Bay Area
1 posts

For whatever reason, it says my email and serial are invalid. 

Copied my stuff directly from the license/registrar's email.

Anyone else have ish?

January 6, 2011 11:05 pm

leloup

Urchin

1 posts

C'est étrange.
:-)

January 6, 2011 11:43 pm
JPDyson

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OSXyZ wrote:

For whatever reason, it says my email and serial are invalid. 

Copied my stuff directly from the license/registrar's email.

Anyone else have ish?

This thread is meant for the discussion of the hints/clues found there; if you're having trouble getting to it, you should head over to the Support Desk forum.

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January 7, 2011 12:26 am
meadorg

meadorg

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from Texas
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Just checking in after clicking on the link in the unlock screen … interesting.

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January 7, 2011 12:26 am
Ollie N

Ollie N

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I'm guessing there is going to be a hidden heist in Twitter for mac with the vault in the background

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January 7, 2011 12:36 am
Lomoco

Lomoco

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chiisana wrote:

I think I'm hoping for too much...
But that cube reminds me of Companion Cube, so does that mean Portal 2??

Oh, I think not.  There would be much more Portal-esk type pictures, and, frankly, Valve would never consent to having Portal 2 released as part of a bundle.  For one, it doesn't use a serial number.  It's registered on a per-account basis, so MacHeist would have to be able to directly interface with that system.  Secondly, Valve already has their own distribution platform (Steam), and they do all their own bundles and promotions.  A third party doing a bundle with a piece of their software in it wouldn't be necessary.  Thirdly, the proportions of Valve to MacHeist are about 9002 to 1.  That's an over 9000 difference of scale.

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January 7, 2011 2:44 am
newsdork

newsdork

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from Tennessee
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capecod691 wrote:

I don't know if this could be considered a "clue", but I figured it be worth a shot:

[removed link - warbrain]

This...

(says don't post source code for those who don't follow links. All MacHeist problems will have a solution that's not gleaned from page source code.)

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January 7, 2011 4:32 am
Timi

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newsdork wrote:

This...

(says don't post source code for those who don't follow links. All MacHeist problems will have a solution that's not gleaned from page source code.)

Now why in your right mind would you quote the link if you're saying it's against the rules?

January 7, 2011 4:34 am
Warbrain

Warbrain

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Jesus you people actually made me do work.

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January 7, 2011 4:36 am

capecod691

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34 posts

Oh, I'm sorry, I honestly didn't even know what that page was, just that I found it and thought it could be a legitimate clue. I'll make sure it won't happen again.

January 7, 2011 4:38 am
Warbrain

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capecod691 wrote:

Oh, I'm sorry, I honestly didn't even know what that page was, just that I found it and thought it could be a legitimate clue. I'll make sure it won't happen again.

Simple mistake to make. Just wanted to catch it. No one's upset.

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January 7, 2011 4:40 am
glutnix

glutnix

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from Wellington, New Zealand
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box with wavy legs / ipad being shaken / computer chip / letter with stamp, airmail

network / wires / ...

taurus symbol/ mercury symbol / QUICKSILVER... ?

box / cube

But yes, the MacHeist icon looks suspiciously like an iOS icon...

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January 7, 2011 10:20 am
technorandy

technorandy

Urchin

from UK
4 posts

The two squares with the connecting line is a flow symbol isnt it? To me this means a threaded conversation view like other clients provide. As I can't even see a "in reply to" flag on tweets yet I would thinks it's just upcoming features.

January 7, 2011 11:03 am

darmstadi

Urchin

1 posts

Maybe the box is Reeder, the iPhone/iPad app for Google Reader... There's the beta version for Mac so I guess it will be released with the next MacHeist. The icon for the beta is a box.

January 7, 2011 12:52 pm
JPDyson

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Does anybody else see what I'm seeing (previously mentioned here): That really looks like an iOS icon to me.

http://grab.by/grabs/51dfe0ec2210c46d0a78357aa495945d.png

Edit: In case anybody doesn't get it yet, I don't know anything you don't know. I'm just the Janitor here, and this is my professional Janitorial opinion.

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January 7, 2011 7:55 pm
sSasukeuUchiha

sSasukeuUchiha

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from Missouri
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JPDyson wrote:

Does anybody else see what I'm seeing (previously mentioned here): That really looks like an iOS icon to me.

http://grab.by/grabs/51dfe0ec2210c46d0a … 95945d.png

Yeah.  I see what you're talking about.  Looks exactly like an iOS icon.

January 7, 2011 11:32 pm

imavroukakis

Urchin

1 posts

Well the image under the box is the zodiac sign for Taurus, so what is the bull well known for?

January 8, 2011 4:15 pm

cfm24

Urchin

from UK
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The Taurus sign could be a clue to the date — April 21–May20.

I like glutnix theory though — Mercury = QUICKSILVER. I'd welcome a QS update.

DISCLAIMER: I am not an astrologist.

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January 8, 2011 6:48 pm
Warbrain

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cfm24 wrote:

The Taurus sign could be a clue to the date — April 21–May20.

I like glutnix theory though — Mercury = QUICKSILVER. I'd welcome a QS update.

DISCLAIMER: I am not an astrologist.

Quicksilver is dead. It'll never be updated again.

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January 8, 2011 6:54 pm
Ollie N

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Warbrain wrote:
cfm24 wrote:

The Taurus sign could be a clue to the date — April 21–May20.

I like glutnix theory though — Mercury = QUICKSILVER. I'd welcome a QS update.

DISCLAIMER: I am not an astrologist.

Quicksilver is dead. It'll never be updated again.

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January 8, 2011 10:13 pm
jeff.cox

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Warbrain wrote:

Quicksilver is dead. It'll never be updated again.

http://i.imgur.com/Hz05V.jpg

Yeah, well, that's just like... your opinion, man.

January 9, 2011 2:12 am
Warbrain

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jeff.cox wrote:
Warbrain wrote:

Quicksilver is dead. It'll never be updated again.

http://i.imgur.com/Hz05V.jpg

Yeah, well, that's just like... your opinion, man.

Since you're quoting from it...

Shut the fuck up, Donny.

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January 9, 2011 2:59 am
izdale

izdale

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cfm24 wrote:

The Taurus sign could be a clue to the date — April 21–May20.

DISCLAIMER: I am not an astrologist.

Finally, some actual progress. I like that idea and it makes sense that it could be in that time frame.

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January 9, 2011 3:22 am

Kommet

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Warbrain wrote:

Quicksilver is dead. It'll never be updated again.

There was a code commit in November, so it may be "dead-ish" but the authors are clearly still looking at it occasionally.

I can't post a link (this is my first post), but Wikipedia links to the Github repo for Quicksilver where you can see the code changes.

January 9, 2011 3:27 pm
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