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[Balin] Y'ello

Postby Balin » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:59 pm

Why does Dana have Big Bird listed among her cell phone contacts?
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello

Postby Earnest » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:04 pm

Are initials relevant? B&B? Is Big Bird a man? A woman? A restaurant? Are letters relevant? For instance the fact that both Big and Bird begin with Bi? Is Big Bird the same contact? Two different contacts (Big and Bird)? What's app relevant? Does she have messages or phone calls very often with Big Bird?
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello

Postby wwhere » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:27 am

Does Dana live in Sesame Street?

Is Dana H/A/F?

Is the colour yellow relevant to that contact name? Does she know the real name of that contact? Is that contact's real name actually Big Bird?
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello

Postby trebor » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:52 am

Does she know the actor who plays big bird? Is she particularly interested in puppets? Has she ever met the Sesame Street character? Perhaps she’s a child whose wish it was to meet him? Is Big Bird a nickname that this person responds to? Ornithology relevant?
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello

Postby Balin » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:12 pm

Are initials relevant? No B&B? No
Is Big Bird a man? A woman? A restaurant? No to all
Are letters relevant? No For instance the fact that both Big and Bird begin with Bi? No Is Big Bird the same contact? "Big Bird" is listed as one phone contact Two different contacts (Big and Bird)? No Whatsapp relevant? No Does she have messages or phone calls very often with Big Bird? No

Does Dana live in Sesame Street? No

Is Dana H/A/F? Yes

Is the colour yellow relevant to that contact name? No Does she know the real name of that contact? FA Is that contact's real name actually Big Bird? No, FA

Does she know the actor who plays big bird? No Is she particularly interested in puppets? No Has she ever met the Sesame Street character? No Perhaps she’s a child whose wish it was to meet him? No Is Big Bird a nickname that this person responds to? No, FA Ornithology relevant? No
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello

Postby wolfier » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:41 pm

Did the contact call him/herself the Big Bird? Is this only known by Dana?
Is Big Bird a person? An organisation? In that contact, is there an email? A phone number? Street address? Birthday? Mailbox?
Is Dana just using Big Bird as a place holder because there are some real entries starting with a B that she cares about and needs to locate quickly?
Is it on a phone with a touch screen or a keyboard? Is the phone malfunctioning in any way?
Voice recognition relevant?
Dana's profession relevant?
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello

Postby Earnest » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:05 am

Does Big Bird contact contain a phone number? If so, does Dana contact Big Bird very often? Is it a "secret name"? A code? Does Dana remember the number contained in Big Bird even without storing it? Big Bird = eagle? Relevant which Bird?
Is that name "useful" for her? If so mainly when she has incumbent calls? When she receives messages? When she texts someone? Did she delete all messages and phone calls she had with Big Bird? Had she ever rrceived a phone call or message from Big Bird? Are apps relevant? Games? Is the contact listed in her contacts from a long time? Is it meant to stay among the contacts for a lot of time?
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello

Postby trebor » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:00 am

Is Big Bird a person at all? Are they another being? Is it a fake number she can give out when people hit on her?
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello

Postby Doriana » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:30 pm

Does she use the contact to store a PIN? some other kind of passcode/identification number? her SSN?
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello

Postby Balin » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:46 pm

Did the contact call him/herself the Big Bird? No, same FA Is this only known by Dana?
Is Big Bird a person? No An organisation? No In that contact, is there an email? A phone number? It is listed with a phone number, but see below Street address? Birthday? Mailbox?
Is Dana just using Big Bird as a place holder because there are some real entries starting with a B that she cares about and needs to locate quickly? No
Is it on a phone with a touch screen or a keyboard? Irrel Is the phone malfunctioning in any way? No
Voice recognition relevant? No
Dana's profession relevant?

Does Big Bird contact contain a phone number? It does, but see below If so, does Dana contact Big Bird very often? No Is it a "secret name"? No A code? No Does Dana remember the number contained in Big Bird even without storing it? No, which is why she stores it Big Bird = eagle? No Relevant which Bird? No
Is that name "useful" for her? Yope If so mainly when she has incumbent calls? When she receives messages? When she texts someone? No to all Did she delete all messages and phone calls she had with Big Bird? FA, because... Had she ever rrceived a phone call or message from Big Bird? ...No Are apps relevant? No Games? No Is the contact listed in her contacts from a long time? Yes Is it meant to stay among the contacts for a lot of time? Yes

Is Big Bird a person at all? No! Are they another being? The number is not for another being Is it a fake number Yes she can give out when people hit on her? No

Does she use the contact to store a PIN? her SSN? some other kind of passcode/identification number? Yes, exactly.

****SPOILER****

Dana is terrible at remembering important information, so she stores all her personal data - social security number, driver's license number, bank account, PIN - among her cell phone contacts, listed as fake phone numbers for fictional characters.
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello (*HUNG UP*)

Postby Doriana » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:05 pm

Good one!

My grandma used a similar but slightly more macabre system: She disguised her PIN as her late sister's phone number on a piece of paper in her wallet.
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello (*HUNG UP*)

Postby peter365 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:09 am

Nice puzzle Balin and one of your better puzzle titles.

Ironic that in the week you posted this Big Bird is leaving Sesame St.
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Re: [Balin] Y'ello (*HUNG UP*)

Postby Balin » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:21 pm

I had no idea Carroll Spinney was retiring. He's had one heck of a career.
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