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dantini

dantini

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from Riverside, CA USA
380 posts

The Kudamm!  smile

Turning GREEN waiting for the bundle!

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January 4, 2008 6:24 am
samtheman410

samtheman410

Urchin

9 posts

thekryz wrote:
caza332 wrote:

To Recap:

All times are 24h UTC

Location 1:
Kurfüstendamn 224, Far Left Phone
Berlin, Germany
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 03:00:00


Location 2:
212-206-0216
New York, NY
1115 Broadway - outside
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 07:00:00 - 08:00:00


Location 3:
214-741-4308
Dallas, TX
Main St & Griffin St, NE corner - outside
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 08:00:00 - 09:00:00


Location 4:
415-550-9772
San Fransisco, CA
CALA Foods
1245 S Van Ness Ave - outside
Friday, January 4, 2008 at 10:00:00 - 11:00:00

AM or PM!?

Seems like AM, huh? *shudder

They're all 2-3 PM local time

January 4, 2008 6:29 am

macloverg

Urchin

8 posts

damn.. I'm not gonna be there, I'm right by the SF one!

January 4, 2008 6:40 am
codybrom

codybrom

Gearhead

from Oklahoma City
55 posts

called all 3 us numbers.
none worked.

ny sounded like a fax machine answered.
dallas doesn't recieve calls.
sf number is disconnected.

this could mean trouble.

apples & oranges.

January 4, 2008 6:48 am

regek

Urchin

2 posts

codybrom wrote:

called all 3 us numbers.
none worked.

ny sounded like a fax machine answered.
dallas doesn't recieve calls.
sf number is disconnected.

this could mean trouble.

More likely it means TracFones hidden somewhere close to the pay phones in question.  Hooray for little $15 "disposable", prepaid phones!

January 4, 2008 6:54 am
cenunez

cenunez

Gearhead

from Pennsylvania
56 posts

codybrom:  shouldn't be any trouble/problem - it's the location that's important. We need our persons (4) there at the time specified to get a piece of a message that will identify a fifth place where we need to send another representative to get the next clue/hint/message/code.

Think Globally; Act Locally

January 4, 2008 6:56 am
jocnsoc

jocnsoc

Automaton Tech

from Weird New Jersey
128 posts

cool, here's the German location on Google maps
just one block up the street is the Comfort Hotel Frühling Am Zoo, and right across the street from the hotel this panorama was made, when the panorama starts  you will be looking down the street at the next block where Kurfuerstendamm 224 is located.
Now point your curser to the right of the panorama (across the street) and click on the hot spot to go to the panorama taken at City Quartier Neues Kranzler Eck, pan to the right just a bit, now zoom in and you can make out the sign for the easy internet cafe (that's where Kurfuerstendamm 224 is).

http://img.skitch.com/20080104-1sfw4yk2qht4bpqu3ht99dk3su.jpg
non zoomed image

I think I really need to go to bed now

January 4, 2008 7:42 am
BrutusD

BrutusD

Urchin

7 posts

Nooo :< Ahrg!!! I could hit my head with my mbp right now.
Just saw the mission 1 min ago. I wish I could be there.
Well I'm from Berlin but I have a job today from 12am till 1am in the next morning (I'm a waiter). Arg!!!! For one Time some of the cool heist action is taking place in my homecity and I can not go there.
AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGG!!!

Well, okay - I try to get some of my friends to go there. Especialy one of them got nothing to do :-)

sorry btw for this much screaming in my post!

In the end everything will be fine.
If it's not fine yet, its not the end.

January 4, 2008 8:58 am
oomhenk

oomhenk

Tinkerer

from amsterdam
20 posts

no agents in berlin yet?
I do have some friends there but they are not into this kind of thing I think.
unfortunately amsterdam, where I am, is a little too far away.

HUH?

January 4, 2008 8:58 am
GMMStraider

GMMStraider

Tinkerer

from Munich, Germany
41 posts

Ahh, I'm a bit to south to make it to Berlin... damn...

Oranges are the superior fruit.

January 4, 2008 10:22 am
zelsyus

zelsyus

Gearhead

from de
81 posts

Aaaah... it's always Berlin or Hamburg ... why not in Stuttgart ... Uhuhuuu...

January 4, 2008 10:33 am
artist-illustrator.net

artist-illustrator.net

Dirigible Captain

from Manchester, UK
3,027 posts

oomhenk wrote:

no agents in berlin yet?
I do have some friends there but they are not into this kind of thing I think.
unfortunately amsterdam, where I am, is a little too far away.

there must be a few active (as in forum active) agents in berlin or i doubt the devs would bother using that location.

I'm feeling old

January 4, 2008 10:34 am
Warbrain

Warbrain

Banned

from Not here.
6,979 posts

regek wrote:
codybrom wrote:

called all 3 us numbers.
none worked.

ny sounded like a fax machine answered.
dallas doesn't recieve calls.
sf number is disconnected.

this could mean trouble.

More likely it means TracFones hidden somewhere close to the pay phones in question.  Hooray for little $15 "disposable", prepaid phones!

Unlikely.  There'll be someone performing a drop as you cannot guarantee a phone call on a pay phone getting to the right person in such a large period of time.

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January 4, 2008 10:38 am
blazedragon555

blazedragon555

Sky Pirate

from NYC
1,030 posts

NYC!!! Awesome!!!
Too bad I can't make it though. It's too far downtown, and my parents would never let me go.

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January 4, 2008 11:04 am

noncogitas

Urchin

1 posts

BOSTON! Why don't you love us!? (^_^)

January 4, 2008 11:06 am
btorbo

btorbo

Tinkerer

21 posts

blazedragon555 wrote:

…SNIP… and my parents would never let me go.

A common problem among secret agents and spies alike...

Oslo for MacHeist 3!

Change is good – you go first.

January 4, 2008 11:13 am

Eario

Tinkerer

29 posts

@btorbo: HELL YEAH! or Bodø for that sake.. XD big_smile

agrees with warbrain.. there must be some people that can reach the berlin loc.. smile

January 4, 2008 11:28 am
chrisl

chrisl

Urchin

9 posts

BrutusD wrote:

Nooo :< Ahrg!!! I could hit my head with my mbp right now.
Just saw the mission 1 min ago. I wish I could be there.
Well I'm from Berlin but I have a job today from 12am till 1am in the next morning (I'm a waiter). Arg!!!! For one Time some of the cool heist action is taking place in my homecity and I can not go there.
AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGG!!!

Well, okay - I try to get some of my friends to go there. Especialy one of them got nothing to do :-)

sorry btw for this much screaming in my post!

So are you saying that Berlin IS covered?

I came, I saw, I realised it's all too much effort, I had a nap.

January 4, 2008 11:47 am
aholwill

aholwill

Urchin

from Birmingham UK
9 posts

BrutusD wrote:

Nooo :< Ahrg!!! I could hit my head with my mbp right now.
Just saw the mission 1 min ago. I wish I could be there.
Well I'm from Berlin but I have a job today from 12am till 1am in the next morning (I'm a waiter). Arg!!!! For one Time some of the cool heist action is taking place in my homecity and I can not go there.
AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGG!!!

Well, okay - I try to get some of my friends to go there. Especialy one of them got nothing to do :-)

sorry btw for this much screaming in my post!

Surely you could go yourself? The time slot is between 14-15 hours, thats in the afternoon, not when you are working!

January 4, 2008 12:11 pm
BrutusD

BrutusD

Urchin

7 posts

no. not jet. I tried to reach a friend, but he has not answered me jet.

Berlin is NOT covered

In the end everything will be fine.
If it's not fine yet, its not the end.

January 4, 2008 12:18 pm
zorkstar

zorkstar

Tinkerer

from Germany
23 posts

So it seems the heist starts in 1/2 hour and now one will go. I am in Frankfurt and sadly warp service is not available on lufthansa.com

January 4, 2008 12:36 pm
BrutusD

BrutusD

Urchin

7 posts

no. not jet. I tried to reach a friend, but he has not answered me jet.

Berlin is NOT covered

In the end everything will be fine.
If it's not fine yet, its not the end.

January 4, 2008 12:36 pm
Grooby

Grooby

Urchin

2 posts

I;m trying to reach my friend in berlin too...and also without success ... come one guys no one from Berlin here?!

G.

January 4, 2008 12:43 pm
spyker3292

spyker3292

Sky Pirate

from WI
1,728 posts

Sweet, wow so many locations.

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January 4, 2008 12:45 pm
mauko

mauko

Automaton Tech

214 posts

Berlin location:
Easy Internet Café
Kurfürstendamm 224 | 10719 Berlin
Number of PCs: 319 | Opened: 16 December 2000
Distinguishing feature: easyInternetcafé's 2nd store to open in Germany.
Opening hours:
06:30-02:00 (subject to chance without prior notice).

HOW TO GET THERE
By train: Bahnhof Zoo
By U-Bahn: Kurfürstendamm
By bus: 109/ 129

There is NO signature, do you see a signature?

January 4, 2008 12:46 pm
baseballboy828

baseballboy828

Tinkerer

from U.S.
15 posts

Shame. I have to work today but the NYC payphone is 25 miles from my house. Damn.

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January 4, 2008 12:56 pm
zorkstar

zorkstar

Tinkerer

from Germany
23 posts

Maybe we should just call that cafe that they do the job for us. Who posted the opening hour infos? Maybe there is an email adress so we can ask by Mail

January 4, 2008 1:09 pm
jocnsoc

jocnsoc

Automaton Tech

from Weird New Jersey
128 posts

Talked to my wife, she is going to talk to the IT guy at Harris Publishing (he's a Mac guy) to see if he can go downstairs to the NYC location since he does work right there.

January 4, 2008 1:11 pm
mauko

mauko

Automaton Tech

214 posts

zorkstar wrote:

Maybe we should just call that cafe that they do the job for us. Who posted the opening hour infos? Maybe there is an email adress so we can ask by Mail

Tel.: +4930 88 70 79 70
Email: berlin(at)easy.com

There is NO signature, do you see a signature?

January 4, 2008 1:11 pm
jocnsoc

jocnsoc

Automaton Tech

from Weird New Jersey
128 posts

phone # 030/88707972

January 4, 2008 1:15 pm
zelsyus

zelsyus

Gearhead

from de
81 posts

No "real" living Mac-Freak in Berlin?!

January 4, 2008 1:16 pm

erasure

Tinkerer

from New York
31 posts

I work on 18th & 6th so I might be able to go out to Broadway & 25th on my lunch break. I live in Westchester, though, so someone else will probably have to do the late-night part of the mission...

January 4, 2008 1:17 pm
zorkstar

zorkstar

Tinkerer

from Germany
23 posts

jocnsoc wrote:

phone # 030/88707972

This and the other number was sadly wrong. Oh my godness. What now. I try by mail if nobody else allready did.

January 4, 2008 1:20 pm
jocnsoc

jocnsoc

Automaton Tech

from Weird New Jersey
128 posts

all we know is that the 22:00 meeting is on the East Coast, we don't know if it's going to be in NYC, it could be somewhere else.

January 4, 2008 1:25 pm

erasure

Tinkerer

from New York
31 posts

That's true, though it seems likely that they'll keep it in NYC, as they did in Chicago. It would certainly be easiest to get around in the city.

January 4, 2008 1:28 pm
LRKirsch

LRKirsch

Automaton Tech

from California
282 posts

January 4, 2008 1:32 pm
macmuse

macmuse

Big Game Hunter

from Pittsburgh-ish
580 posts

newsdork wrote:

Speak for yourselves about shoes.

...living in east TN....

lol

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January 4, 2008 1:35 pm
Dani

Dani

Gearhead

from São Paulo, Brasil
52 posts

Directorate: São Paulo, Brazil for MH3!!!

January 4, 2008 1:51 pm
abeckstrom

abeckstrom

Big Game Hunter

from Houston, TX
547 posts

One vote for Antofagsta, Chile!

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January 4, 2008 2:10 pm
atticusrex

atticusrex

Sky Pirate

from dfw
1,025 posts

Hey gang... Not to appear stupid or anything... but what is the real point in these 'agent' missions in real life?  I understood the heist method using Google Streetview but these 'live' agent in the field missions have me stumped. 

Now I live about 25 or so miles from the payphone location in Dallas.  But what would be the purpose to drive down there pay to park and deal with whatever the deal is?

I am not trying to be a party-pooper here... I think I am just not wrapping my 50 year old brain around these 'live' missions.

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January 4, 2008 2:33 pm
cenunez

cenunez

Gearhead

from Pennsylvania
56 posts

jocnsoc:  we do NOT know it is on the East coast. The TIMING of the 22:00 meeting is East coast time - that's all. For example, it could be in San Francisco @ 22:00 EST, which would be 19:00 West coast time.

We have to get the 4 parts of the next message to find out where - we already know when.

Think Globally; Act Locally

January 4, 2008 2:36 pm
apt213

apt213

Automaton Tech

from Austin, TX
205 posts

Atticusrex, it's FUN. And it's desperately clever. And it makes people feel like they're actual agents for a few minutes. It's a break from reality. Who the heck doesn't want that??

I think the live parts of the heist are the most fun, and I've been directly involved in NONE of them.

By the way, I think I have Dallas covered, Atticus, so you won't have to get up anyway!!

Diane, this case gives me a strange feeling... this is one of Cole's blue rose cases.

January 4, 2008 2:59 pm
smcc12

smcc12

Tinkerer

from Minneapolis, MN
22 posts

Are only the people involved directly rewarded or do we work as a team once the information is received?

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." -Abraham Lincoln

January 4, 2008 3:08 pm
cenunez

cenunez

Gearhead

from Pennsylvania
56 posts

smcc12 wrote:

Are only the people involved directly rewarded or do we work as a team once the information is received?

"There's no 'I' in T-E-A-M"  (but there are 'M-E')

Standing by, ready to contribute to the overall effort!

Think Globally; Act Locally

January 4, 2008 3:14 pm
kermite

kermite

Tinkerer

from Oakville, Ontario (Canada)
10 posts

Given the "history" of the last couple of RW mini-heists - don't count on the team aspect - things seem to move pretty fast and communication back to the MacHeist community is spotty at best - the RW'ers, right or wrong, do their best to solve these on their own, only finally turning to to community when they are desperate - sometimes too late.  Ancient history maybe, but at the least, a consequence of the heists being RW - hence why they are not nearly as fun as the online ones - not enough collaboration and participation.

+2 cents.

January 4, 2008 3:34 pm
bododavid

bododavid

Gearhead

from America
71 posts

where is the nyc payphone

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January 4, 2008 4:03 pm
jocnsoc

jocnsoc

Automaton Tech

from Weird New Jersey
128 posts

bododavid wrote:

where is the nyc payphone

read the first page and you will find out

January 4, 2008 4:10 pm
jocnsoc

jocnsoc

Automaton Tech

from Weird New Jersey
128 posts

Erasure, can you make it to the phone or should I get crackin' on trying to arrange someone to be there?

January 4, 2008 4:13 pm
bododavid

bododavid

Gearhead

from America
71 posts

thanks, who is meet at the nyc payphone? I would love to help but I can't follow up on whatever happens because it's my birthday.

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January 4, 2008 4:13 pm
jocnsoc

jocnsoc

Automaton Tech

from Weird New Jersey
128 posts

erasure may be able to get to the NYC location.

January 4, 2008 4:16 pm
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