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Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 12:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He felt the static. He was emancipated.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 1:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is this a 21st century story? 20th? 19th?

was he ever a slave? as in in chains etc? or maybe something more like doing a job he didn't like? or doing something he didn't like?

is an item of technology relevant? or more than one?

he = he? human? adult?
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 2:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a 21st century story? Yes. 20th? 19th?

was he ever a slave? as in in chains etc? or maybe something more like doing a job he didn't like? No to all of these.

Or doing something he didn't like? Explore a bit here, its hard for me to say something without giving something away.

Is an item of technology relevant? Yes. or more than one? No.
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@Damia

he = he? human? adult? Yes to all.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 2:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he using the technology? is it something hand held? is it a computer? larger than a computer? does it run off batteries? or electricity? both? gas?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he feel the static through something like an electric fence?

did he die?

were there any religious connotations? buddhism? nirvana?
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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Was he using the technology?Yes.
Is it something hand held?No.
Is it a computer?No.
Larger than a computer?Maybe
Does it run off batteries?Or electricity? both?This one. gas?
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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Did he feel the static through something like an electric fence? No

Did he die?No.

Were there any religious connotations? Yes. Buddhism? No.
Nirvana? No.
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Is a particular religion relevant?
Christianity?
Islam?
Judaism?
Paganism?
Other?
Does the man himself belong to any of these religions?
Is the technology in question recently invented (let's say, after WW2)?
If so, was it invented in the 21st century?
I assume that the technology in question emitted the static?
Emancipated= from jail or other physical captivity?
Spiritual/emotional emancipation?
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 10:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a particular religion relevant? Yes.
Christianity? Yes. None of the rest.
Islam?
Judaism?
Paganism?
Other?

Does the man himself belong to any of these religions? Yes.
Is the technology in question recently invented (let's say, after WW2)? No, it was invented before WW2.
If so, was it invented in the 21st century?No.

I assume that the technology in question emitted the static? Yesish.

Emancipated= from jail or other physical captivity? No.
Spiritual/emotional emancipation? Yes.
Suido (Suido)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 4:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it a radio?

has he been 'imprisoned' in isolation?

he is able to communicate again?
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a radio? No.

Has he been 'imprisoned' in isolation? </b>No.</b>

he is able to communicate again? Well, there isn't any question of him not communicating.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 4:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*Has he been 'imprisoned' in isolation? No.

Sorry about the formatting error,lol.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 10:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So we have technology that was invented before WW2, but still in use today? Does it send? or receive? radio? or other? signals?

Is there anything relevant about him? Is it actually relevant that he's Christian? Could the same thing happen to a Muslim?, Jew? or Hindu?
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Was he using the technology for its intended purpose?
Is a specific branch of Christianity relevant?
Amish?
Was the technology previously unknown to him?
did it suddenly make a laborious task much easier?
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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So we have technology that was invented before WW2, but still in use today?Yes. Does it send? No. or receive? Yes. radio? No. or other? Yes. signals? Yes.

Is there anything relevant about him? Yes. Is it actually relevant that he's Christian? Yes. Could the same thing happen to a Muslim?, Jew? or Hindu? Yope.
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 10:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

@Alanlin

Was he using the technology for its intended purpose? Yope.
Is a specific branch of Christianity relevant?No, it doesn't really matter here.
Amish? No.
Was the technology previously unknown to him? No.
did it suddenly make a laborious task much easier? Yope.
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 11:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

some sort of listening device? maybe some headphones? hearing aid?
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 11:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

some sort of listening device? Yope. Not specifically a listening device... maybe some headphones? No. hearing aid? No.

Just explore a bit more... I know I'm saying "yope" a lot, but its hard to answer without giving everything away otherwise :-)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 12:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it's receiving some signals that are not radio signals. Right?

tv?
morse?
some kind of spy device?
phone?
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 1:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it's receiving some signals that are not radio signals. Right? Yes.

tv? YES!
morse?
some kind of spy device?
phone? So, none of these.
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Did he watch TV? Touch it? Did he actually feel a static going through his body?
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it static like in static electricity? or static like that bllck and white fuzzy stuff you see on tv if you can't get a channel?
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@Eli

Did he watch TV?Yes. Touch it? Yes. Did he actually feel a static Yes. going through his body? Not this.
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@Damia

Is it static like in static electricity? Yes. Or static like that black and white fuzzy stuff you see on tv if you can't get a channel? LOL! No :-)
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Ok, at this point, I must say that the static isn't relevant to the puzzle anymore. It was relevant earlier because I wanted someone to guess that it was a TV. Since that's already been guessed, there isn't any relevance to it anymore.
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 9:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So he's emancipated because he watches TV? Just that one time? Or in general? Does he see something on TV that makes his belief stronger? weaker?
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So he's emancipated because he watches TV? Yes, but he's not just watching TV. Just that one time? In this puzzle, yes, but it can happen more than once to many people. Or in general? Please rephrase. Does he see something on TV that makes his belief stronger? Yesish. weaker? No.
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is he watching a particular program?
or just a particular type of show?
any of these relevant -
sports?
evangelistic?
science?
drama?
comedy?
current affairs?
news?
cartoons?
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is he watching a particular program?
or just a particular type of show? Yes
any of these relevant -
sports?
evangelistic? This one!
science?
drama?
comedy?
current affairs?
news?
cartoons?
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Well, the puzzle is nearly over now. You just have to find out what he was doing, and why.
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Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 2:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So he touches the screen while watching a televangelist. Was he touching a particular image on the screen? of the televangelist? of Jesus? the bible?
Was he doing something the televangelist was saying to do?
something about a way to be set free?
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So he touches the screen while watching a televangelist.YES! This is exactly what he was doing Was he touching a particular image on the screen? of the televangelist? of Jesus? the bible? None of these.
Was he doing something the televangelist was saying to do? Yes!
something about a way to be set free? Yes!

***************SPOILER*************************

The man was watching a televangelist, and he touches the screen, as this is what the televangelist asks him to do, after his speech. The televangelist was preaching about ways to set the soul "free" from all negativity, and the man feels "emancipated" when he touches the screen.

Good job Suido! And thanks to everyone who took interest :-) Answering questions has been a lot of fun on this one, and I'm glad this wasn't as much of a quickie as my previous ones!
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Good one--and if he shuffled his feet when going to the television, he could have felt a little more static when touching the screen--as in a static shock!
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Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lol! Thanks :-)

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