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Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Sunday, July 08, 2007 - 1:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He lost his and found mine, so mine stopped working.
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he and his refer to the same H, A, M?
is he a friend? family?
was yours lost?
are what was lost, found and stopped working all an item of the same classification?
is it a tangible item?
relevant job?
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Computer accounts and passwords?
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he and his refer to the same Yes H Yes, A It was a kid but not really relevant, M? Yes
is he a friend? No family? No
was yours lost? Yope
are what was lost, found and stopped working all an item of the same classification? No
is it a tangible item? No
relevant job? Noish

Computer accounts and passwords? Noish
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does what he found of yours work for him?
Is what he lost comprised of bits and bytes?
can he use yours?
is it a substitute for his?
when yours is working, is it something you use? daily? weekly? as recreation?
did you pay for yours?
if so, is where you use it rel.?
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Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 8:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does what he found of yours work for him? Yope to FA
Is what he lost comprised of bits and bytes? It was a physical object, but it had bits and bytes on it...
can he use yours? Yope
is it a substitute for his? Yope
when yours is working, is it something you use? Yope daily? weekly? probably between weekly and monthly, although each of those times, I will use it many times over a period of a couple hours as recreation? Yes
did you pay for yours? Yes
if so, is where you use it rel.? Yes

Hint: All the "yopes" are due to the same thing.
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was the physical object a computer? laptop computer? handheld device--(personal digital assistant) like palm pilot or blackberry? cell phone? smart phone? bluetooth? if bluetooth, did he possibly reset the profile so that it could be used with his phone?


were there any distinguishing marks on your item that would make him know it was yours? or did it look identical to his item?
did he think your item was his?
when he tried to use the item, did he realize it wasn't his, but since he couldn't figure out whose it was, he decided to use it as his own?
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was the physical object a computer? laptop computer? handheld device--(personal digital assistant) like palm pilot or blackberry? cell phone? smart phone? bluetooth? if bluetooth, did he possibly reset the profile so that it could be used with his phone? None of the above


were there any distinguishing marks on your item Yes that would make him know it was yours? No or did it look identical to his item? Not exactly identical, but the difference was such that there was no way he knew it was mine
did he think your item was his? Yes
when he tried to use the item, did he realize it wasn't his No, but since he couldn't figure out whose it was, he decided to use it as his own? He thought it was his own when he used it
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is it an electronic item? is it mainly made out of wood? plastic? metal? stone? glass? rubber?

is it larger than a computer? larger than a book? larger than a fork?

is it roughly cylinder shaped? cuboid? cube? pyramid? other prism?
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HINT: The two items referred to as "mine" in the puzzle statement are different, hence the "yopes."

is it an electronic item? No to the first item, yope to the second is it mainly made out of wood? plastic? The second one is metal? stone? glass? rubber?

is it larger than a computer? larger than a book? larger than a fork? Definitely smaller than a book, they are both shorter but wider than a fork

is it roughly cylinder shaped? cuboid? cube? pyramid? other prism? They're both roughly flat and rectangular
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credit card? debit card? atm card?

here's a thought--he had the item which was yours, and tried to use it as his own, using his code/password/etc. but it was rejected (because he needed your code/password/etc.) so your item stopped working because the wrong code/password/etc. had been used too many times...
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credit card? debit card? atm card? None of the above, but "debit card" is close

here's a thought--he had the item which was yours, and tried to use it as his own, using his code/password/etc. but it was rejected (because he needed your code/password/etc.) so your item stopped working because the wrong code/password/etc. had been used too many times... No
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Is it a card with a magnetic strip? Security badge? Club membership card? Parking card? Turnpike toll pass ( sorry, I forgot the name of it )?

Did it stop working because central system detected discrepancies in usage patterns?
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is the second item some sort of paper security pass? if not is the second item made out of paper? card?
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phone card? gift card?
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Is it a card with a magnetic strip? Yes Security badge? No Club membership card? Yesish Parking card? No Turnpike toll pass No

is the second item some sort of paper security pass? if not is the second item made out of paper? card? The second item is made out of plastic. The first item is made out of paper.

phone card? gift card? Neither of these
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so basically he lost his "paper item" and found your "paper item", so your "plastic card with a magnetic strip" stopped working, correct?

The "ish" part to whether it is a club membership card: does this have to do with the fact that it is maybe not a membership, or does this have to do with the fact that it might be a different type of club that you are thinking of?
could it possibly be a different type of "club" like a bookstore membership card? a wholesale grocery warehouse--like sam's club in the states?

the paper item--is it a document? money? something with words on it? numbers on it?
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so basically he lost his "paper item" and found your "paper item", so your "plastic card with a magnetic strip" stopped working, correct? He lost both his paper item and his plastic card

The "ish" part to whether it is a club membership card: does this have to do with the fact that it is maybe not a membership, or does this have to do with the fact that it might be a different type of club that you are thinking of? Both
could it possibly be a different type of "club" like a bookstore membership card? No a wholesale grocery warehouse--like sam's club in the states? No

the paper item--is it a document? Yesish money? No something with words on it? Yes numbers on it? Yes
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Did it stop working because central system detected discrepancies in usage patterns?
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the items that your friend lost-- was the plastic card affixed to the paper item (I know that some cards come attached to the paper with information on it). Was it a check card by any chance?
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Did it stop working because central system detected discrepancies in usage patterns? No

the items that your friend lost-- was the plastic card affixed to the paper item No. Was it a check card by any chance? No
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Does your paper item have your name on it?
Does your plastic item have your name on it?
is there relevant text on your paper item? numbers?
is there relevant text on your plastic item?numbers?
could you sell either item for money?
Do you charge either item with money?

the paper and plastic items are somehow related to each other?

is the paper item a card? certificate? adhesive label?

are there symbols? photos? on the paper item?
are there symbols? photos? on the plastic item?
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Does your paper item have your name on it? <b>No<b>
Does your plastic item have your name on it?
is there relevant text on your paper item? <b>No<b> numbers? Yes
is there relevant text on your plastic item? No numbers? Yesish
could you sell either item for money? No
Do you charge either item with money? Yes

the paper and plastic items are somehow related to each other? Yes

is the paper item a card? No certificate? Yesish, for svv of "certificate" adhesive label? No

are there symbols? photos? on the paper item? Just text and numbers
are there symbols? photos? on the plastic item? There is a little bit of text but irrelevant
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are phones relevant at all? some sort of phone card? or store card? or one of these reward type cards?

is it relevant who the other person is? is he related to you? does he live with you? work with you?

just to check, he lost his paper and plastic item, and found your plastic item? which he thought was his? did he also find your paper item? or only this one? does the paper and plastic items have the same numbers?
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are phones relevant at all? No some sort of phone card? No or store card? Yes, for svv of "store or one of these reward type cards? sort of

is it relevant who the other person is? is he related to you? does he live with you? work with you? No to all

just to check, he lost his paper and plastic item, and found your plastic item? All he found was my paper item which he thought was his? Yes does the paper and plastic items have the same numbers? Yes ... each paper-plastic "pair" - my paper item and my plastic item have the same numbers on it, as do his paper and his plastic item, but my items don't have the same number as his items
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ok, here's a guess on what happened:
-he loses his paper and card.
-he finds your paper and calls the customer service number on it.
-he reports his card lost/stolen and reads off the id numbers of the card from the paper (which happens to be your paper, and the id numbers are the id numbers to your own card.)
-customer service says they will send him a new card, and they get rid of the old card (which is yours)
-when you go to use your card, you don't realize customer service has "deleted" this card, so it no longer works.
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Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 4:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Correct! And that is the SPOILER.
It was an arcade card at a GameWorks, and he didn't actually "call" any number he just took it to the front desk, but that is close enough.

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