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Usmcfink (Usmcfink)
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Posted on Monday, January 05, 2009 - 4:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mpc

Kaygee, care to get us going?

This thread is only active once kaygee unlocks it. It will auto lock on sunday night (a week from now). Shouldn't take the whole week though for a close observer.

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Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Posted on Monday, January 05, 2009 - 4:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gotchya covered!

20363055032430?
Usmcfink (Usmcfink)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 2:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey, sorry this has taken me so long to post!

I am actually going to amend the starting number to something more functional.

I saw this as a sign in NYC and stared at it for about 3 minutes before finally realizing its function.

21585997020101
21585998020101
21585999020101
21590000020100
21590001020100

Those are the first five iterations, the next several should follow simply. If you understand how these numbers work together you understand their function and then must place them in to a common category to tell us WHY they are related as they are.

That's it, have fun!

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Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 3:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can we ask yes/no questions about locations and context?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought that only mods could lock threads...?
Usmcfink (Usmcfink)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 3:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

KG - sure, ask away...I doubt it would help because the context seems out of place. All the info you need is above.

DP - only mods can lock threads, sure. But as the author I can choose when I will or will not answer questions =)
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The sign was an advertisement for some kind of restaurant.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 7:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

DP - The sign was an advertisement for some kind of restaurant. No.
Kaygee (Kaygee)
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Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 3:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this a digital sign that changed the numbers at regular intervals?
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Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 3:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this sign owned by an individual? A business? A not-for-profit organization? A government entity?
Is this sign made of metal? Wood? Paper? Something else? Were there any other signs that said things like,

quote:

12585997020101
12585998020101
12585999020101
12590000020100
12590001020100



?
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Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 2:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It has happened upon me, a feeling that clarity is needed. This sign was first the first line, then the second line, then the third line and so on. It was not all of these numbers together. The sign is made of LEDs (many of them, as it was a large sign) which displayed those numbers, one line at a time.

I believe the sign was owned by an office building, but irr.

I can't stress enough that who owns it, where it was, or why it was there are all irr. Well, the why it is there...maaaybe relevant, but I feel it was there only to, like a puzzle, make people go, "huh" and try to solve it. It is not the most clear way of portraying its other message, therefore I must assume the puzzle purpose as its primary function.
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Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it to remind people of the impossibly many digits of e or pi or some kind of transcendental number?
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Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

From what I surmise, it would be...
21585997020101
21585998020101
21585999020101
21590000020100
21590001020100

And then it would be

21590002020100
21590003020100
21590004020100
21590005020100

The way I see it, the first eight numbers designate the time in 24 hour clock in the form HH:MM:SS.XX
The next six numbers indicate a countdown to midnight, indicated in the form of HH:MM:SS
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Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You got it. Took me a few minutes to see that. I thought it was cool that a random building, with no other motive than to put something out there, would just put a puzzle on its side. Bravo building. Bravo.
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Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had to stare at the numbers for like 20 minutes to see that. I copied them into paint and drew stuff on it... Nice puzzle.
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Posted on Friday, January 09, 2009 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

haha, glad you liked it.

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