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cenunez

cenunez

Gearhead

from Pennsylvania
56 posts

if downloaded, do the file names for these photos contain a clue, or is there info from the pics if they're run through the battery of tests other heisters seem to be able to do?

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January 7, 2008 3:53 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

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cenunez wrote:

if downloaded, do the file names for these photos contain a clue, or is there info from the pics if they're run through the battery of tests other heisters seem to be able to do?

That doesn't seem as likely, since these photos are from various sources and pre-date the heist quite a bit. I'm still thinking there's a theme we're missing, or that we're just spinning our wheels until the next heist starts, if there will in fact be one.

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January 7, 2008 3:56 pm
coolmaui

coolmaui

Tinkerer

49 posts

docchaos wrote:

Hi, I'm pretty new to MacHeist, but maybe I can help anyway.

coolmaui: That's not even an anomaly that's how it's supposed to work.

Um, I don't think I made myself very clear: Drag the picture to the right (or down) to the edge of the webpage. In safari at least, the page will expand.

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January 7, 2008 4:09 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

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That's right - and it's how it's supposed to work. I'm not saying that there's any heist-related purpose behind it, but it's going to do that. You are, in effect, making the page larger.

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January 7, 2008 4:12 pm
mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

Dawn, you are brilliant! Great find.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/395402342_d0a756a978.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1170/1438940256_e2e76e5b8e.jpg?v=0

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January 7, 2008 4:52 pm
ddemeo

ddemeo

Automaton Tech

from Massachusetts
337 posts

Thanks!  Now if only we knew what to do with these faces.

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January 7, 2008 4:59 pm
mjweb

mjweb

Sky Pirate

from coast2coast
2,343 posts

ddemeo wrote:

Thanks!  Now if only we knew what to do with these faces.

Of course, the photos have been anthropomorphized. If they have anything to do with the plot they're possibly related to the mole. Here are annagrams of "the thing". Thinking outside the box.

Hen Tight
The Night
The Thing
Net Thigh
Ten Thigh
Nett High
Tent High

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January 7, 2008 5:50 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

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problem is, "thing" was the title of the pdf - not "the thing"

anagrams (one n) haven't lead anywhere yet... i'm unconvinced they will

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January 7, 2008 6:11 pm
coumerelli

coumerelli

Automaton Tech

118 posts

I opened the PDF with text edit and nothing jumped out at me. MHI used that kind of thing to hide urls and what not rather frequently. Is there another program that would be able to see either metadata or more raw data than text edit?

January 7, 2008 6:19 pm

Mr.Mister

Urchin

2 posts

So, if the words mean anything here, then "thing" could mean "night"?
And with the fortuneteller, all the outher words "Bow", "Sword", "Hammer" and "Mace" are all medieval weapons.

January 7, 2008 6:26 pm
thekryz

thekryz

Gearhead

from Germany, Deutschland, Alemania
93 posts

Now bring on Mission 4 quick, everyone knows it comes tonight!!
...I hope.

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January 7, 2008 6:36 pm
rene283

rene283

Urchin

from Germany
6 posts

Hello everyone!
I´m new at macheist and i really like it!

I found something with the pdf, but i don´t know
if it help us to find the "thing"...

The page width of the pdf is: 574.2720336914062 DPI
and the page height is 575.4240112304688 DPI.

Are this normal ranges?


Greetings

Rene

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January 7, 2008 7:14 pm
cenunez

cenunez

Gearhead

from Pennsylvania
56 posts

thekryz:  Did anyone tell the Directorate?

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January 7, 2008 7:20 pm
JPDyson

JPDyson

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rene283 wrote:

Hello everyone!
I´m new at macheist and i really like it!

I found something with the pdf, but i don´t know
if it help us to find the "thing"...

The page width of the pdf is: 574.2720336914062 DPI
and the page height is 575.4240112304688 DPI.

Are this normal ranges?


Greetings

Rene

Welcome!

I think those are just the dimensions of the document - doubtful that it'll be of any use to us though. We might be waiting at this point for further information.

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January 7, 2008 7:26 pm
spyker3292

spyker3292

Sky Pirate

from WI
1,728 posts

ddemeo wrote:

Thanks!  Now if only we knew what to do with these faces.

Good question big_smile.

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January 7, 2008 9:27 pm
oceansage

oceansage

Tinkerer

from Planet Earth
14 posts

Dawn - Great work in finding the pictures. Sherlock Holmes would be proud!

I have been working on the illustration with PS to see if there is something that was reworked into it. I have changed the hues, saturation, colors and as of yet no eureka moments. They were definitely taken from the photos and reworked as an illustration.

I am of the opinion that the object on the right is for attaching the axle suspension spring assembly to a frame on a large vehicle.

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January 7, 2008 10:18 pm
chrisl

chrisl

Urchin

9 posts

oceansage wrote:

Dawn - Great work in finding the pictures. Sherlock Holmes would be proud!

I have been working on the illustration with PS to see if there is something that was reworked into it. I have changed the hues, saturation, colors and as of yet no eureka moments. They were definitely taken from the photos and reworked as an illustration.

I am of the opinion that the object on the right is for attaching the axle suspension spring assembly to a frame on a large vehicle.

If you're right that means we have a bumper and a suspension part, maybe this has something to do with the rack, pinion in the FT....?

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January 7, 2008 10:25 pm

cocquemas

Urchin

2 posts

Probably irrelevent but:
www dot freepatentsonline dot com/4179123.html

It's a baseball game board "comprising a rack and pinion batting mechanism".

Whatever.

January 7, 2008 10:33 pm
chrisl

chrisl

Urchin

9 posts

I just got a popup damn! can't remember what it said then the machiest home page changed to the following:
hopscotch
radio control
dna
question mark maze

then another popup 'It's aMAZEing!'
and low and behold mission 4

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

January 7, 2008 11:08 pm
chrisl

chrisl

Urchin

9 posts

Things that peaked my interest in the mission are:
The video ends with a quick flash of STFT;
The mission mentions a backdoor to the research and development and in brackets RYGB, red yellow green blue?
I'm looking at the linked web page http://MS-RandD.com/ but nothing yet

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

January 7, 2008 11:28 pm
DistantThunder

DistantThunder

Automaton Tech

from Southern Illinois
170 posts

Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue are the official colors of the Microsoft logo.

If you visit http://MS-RandD.com/ in Safari or Firefox on a Mac, you won't see anything. But ... if you log on using IE in Windows, you get a PassCode bar at the top, and an entry field with a button that says "Validate." (Ha! I knew there was a reason for having a Dell at home!) But I haven't figured out what to type in the Validate box yet.

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January 8, 2008 12:11 am
steve017

steve017

Tinkerer

from Japan
17 posts

If you click on the flower in this order in Safari, you'll get the same PassCode bar:

Red (R), Yellow (Y), Green (G), and then Blue (B).

Still not sure what the passcode is.

January 8, 2008 5:28 am
diordna

diordna

Automaton Tech

from Cincinnati, Ohio
403 posts

Nothing in Mission 4 has appeared to have anything to do with this mini heist. Post Mission 4 stuff in the Mission 4 thread, please. This is about the fortune teller, not mission 4.

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January 8, 2008 5:56 am
Kranque

Kranque

Tinkerer

28 posts

"Balls/Bats" & "Racks/Pinions"...

These say to me: BASEBALL SUSPENSIONS.  Anyone get anything from this?

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January 8, 2008 10:35 pm
l0k1

l0k1

Automaton Tech

from oregon
274 posts

diordna wrote:

This is about the fortune teller, not mission 4.

the fortune teller was used in mission four, though.  it's now served its purpose.

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January 8, 2008 10:48 pm
textnotspeech

textnotspeech

Urchin

from Chicago
1 posts

I think you're on to something Kranque.  Only problem is, I don't know a damn thing about baseball.  Anybody recently suspended from baseball that could possibly have any relation to medieval weapons? Also for those with Firefox if you install the "web developer toolbar" and disable the css you get the input field.  My guess is that the fortune teller gives us the password to the "MS RandD" site.

January 9, 2008 10:12 am
dahldrin

dahldrin

Urchin

3 posts

Kranque wrote:

"Balls/Bats" & "Racks/Pinions"...

These say to me: BASEBALL SUSPENSIONS.  Anyone get anything from this?

Just an FYI, Rack and Pinion in the context of cars would be the steering not the suspension.

To me these would fit better with the others as 'medieval' terms.

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January 13, 2008 10:25 am

SWiG

Urchin

5 posts

coolmaui wrote:
docchaos wrote:

Hi, I'm pretty new to MacHeist, but maybe I can help anyway.

coolmaui: That's not even an anomaly that's how it's supposed to work.

Um, I don't think I made myself very clear: Drag the picture to the right (or down) to the edge of the webpage. In safari at least, the page will expand.

wha-HUH?

drag WHAT picture?   I am totally lost about these 'extras' and bonuses and hidden easter eggs that I keep seeing references to .....any help (including links/spoilers) appreciated -- I am new to all these mac/heist things -- trying to learn all the secrets & KEWL stuff ! thanks


never mind-- found it -- is the total discount for macheist bundle maximum $8?

just curious. that's cool

January 16, 2008 12:54 am
JPDyson

JPDyson

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You've missed it. The front page is currently replaced by the bundle page, and I doubt they'll put the movable picture back up.

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January 16, 2008 1:08 am
techmom

techmom

Big Game Hunter

from Charm City Hon!
625 posts

The front page can be gotten to. Macheist.com/welcome
Good luck!

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January 16, 2008 1:12 am
squawky

squawky

Big Game Hunter

from Miskatonic University
775 posts

SWiG wrote:

drag WHAT picture?   I am totally lost about these 'extras' and bonuses and hidden easter eggs that I keep seeing references to .....any help (including links/spoilers) appreciated -- I am new to all these mac/heist things -- trying to learn all the secrets & COOL stuff ! thanks

(FTFY)

Check the ex-stickie post in The Front for new members
http://www.macheist.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=5924

.. and the wiki
http://mhwiki.channelblue.net/wiki/Main_Page

... for more info.  You are too late to get most of the loot apps, but you might still be able to get the ones from Heist 4 (check the thread about that one for more info)

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January 16, 2008 1:16 am
Adrammelech

Adrammelech

Big Game Hunter

from Gallifrey
626 posts

I think he still has some time to get the loot behind the painting and the loot from Heist 4...

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January 16, 2008 1:29 am

SWiG

Urchin

5 posts

i found it -- thanks !! -- kewl!
smile
and is the max discount for the bunde $8? just wondering.

January 16, 2008 1:56 am
Adrammelech

Adrammelech

Big Game Hunter

from Gallifrey
626 posts

The max discount is $10 but I guess you missed $2 from one of the heists

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January 16, 2008 2:25 am
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