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oliverkeers13
The picture of this card on their site has the UV text visible! Prodding us again, MC?

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:07 pm
Hunting4Treasure
BriEnigma wrote:
Yanka was correct in that the hands DO work like a normal clock, rather than one going in the opposite direction.
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): The answer is 7:38.

Dang! I have to wait until tomorrow now. Thanks Bri and Yanka!

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:26 am
Hunting4Treasure
 Riiick wrote: I have tried entering 6:32, 6:27, and 6:28 as solutions and none were accepted. Does anyone else have any other ideas? Maybe we have to assume the hands are travelling in the same direction.

Maybe they want us there at the right *second* too, and also need AM or PM?

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:18 am
BrianEnigma
 Riiick wrote: I have tried entering 6:32, 6:27, and 6:28 as solutions and none were accepted. Does anyone else have any other ideas? Maybe we have to assume the hands are travelling in the same direction.

Yanka was correct in that the hands DO work like a normal clock, rather than one going in the opposite direction.
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): The answer is 7:38.

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:12 am
Riiick
I have tried entering 6:32, 6:27, and 6:28 as solutions and none were accepted. Does anyone else have any other ideas?

Maybe we have to assume the hands are travelling in the same direction.

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:28 am
ramsfan
RSVP

Dear Bri
I think you were closer with your first calculation. Assuming these are clock hands, travelling in opposite directions and that the hour hand is going clockwise, and the starting time is midnight:
The hour hand travels clockwise at 0.5 degrees a minute
The minute hand travels anticlockwise at 6 degrees a minute.
They approach each other at 6.5 degrees a minute.
They will meet each other in 360/6.5 = 55.38 mins
They will meet for the seventh time in 387.69 mins or 6h 27 42secs
This is only 1 sec away from what you said.
However you then thought it must be 5 27 because that would normally be when the hands were in the same position on a clock face. However that would be if they were behaving like normal clock hands, travelling in the same direction.
So I think the answer, if we can assume the above is 6 28am. It would be the same time, but at the counter position on the clock face if the hands' directions were reversed

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:29 pm
Seej
ACK! Sorry, I misunderstood what everyone was talking about and thought you meant clock hands both moving in the same direction as they normally do, not that one goes one way and the other goes the other way. I guess I'm eating fish for tea.

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:34 am
BrianEnigma
Seej wrote:
 ScarpeGrosse wrote: Latin root wise, Dextra is usually right, while Sinestra is usually left.

'Dexter ("right" in Latin) is the left side of the shield, and sinister ("left") is the right, as seen by the viewer.'

Isn't that exactly what she said? That is what I based my calculations upon.

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:16 am
Seej
 ScarpeGrosse wrote: Latin root wise, Dextra is usually right, while Sinestra is usually left. Dunno if that helps

Showed this card to my Dad yesterday and straight away he said "So Sinister goes left and Dexter goes right...."
"Whoa whoa whoa," I said, "What makes you say that?"
"Because Sinister is left and Dexter is right. It's heraldry" He said, as if to imply "What, doesn't everyone know about heraldic terms and coats of arms?"

So I Wikied up Heraldry and whaddaya know?

'Dexter ("right" in Latin) is the left side of the shield, and sinister ("left") is the right, as seen by the viewer.'

So maybe the clock-hands theory needs to be revised.

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:17 am
dopefiend
BriEnigma, elsewhere on these forums you said this:
 Quote: You know--the other postcards had the same message, but now that we have cards released, and specifically a card that mentions gatehouses, I have started thinking. The "twice daily" thing sort of reminds me of a clock. Also, the mention of gatehouse 1 and gatehouse 12 bring to mind clock faces. It may mean nothing now, but might be useful for a future puzzle.

surely this means something here?

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:08 pm
tanner
VERY old posts

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:57 am
JebJoya
The writing around the logo is just part of the logo, with the names of the founders of the academy (or something along those lines anyway - search through the old forum posts)

Jeb

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:11 am
ElleSix
This may be nothing but I noticed there is writing around the seal at the top of the letter. Does anybody have a magnifying glass to read what it says?

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:26 am
eric
 cassandra wrote: I sort of assumed that 'electric splash' perhaps referred to how they conducted the theft, ie, using some low-level, highly-specific EMP device or Marx generator-esque machine to disrupt communication/security. Or maybe it's just the new dance craze and the message merely lists the steps Though the card does seem to indicate that there are 5 players, not four. Madame Bianca? Brother..something or other? (Though, naturally, BB could stand for a nickname or other secret identity.)

Hi all,

Maybe we can see a link with the Reynolds ioniser and the three Klebold plates found at the Five of Cups?

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:39 am
ElleSix
Riiick wrote:
appleTRON wrote:
 Quote: I'm betting on the latter and that I need to find a fluorescent-tube style blacklight.

Yeah, Bri ... I used a pretty powerful fluoro-tube blacklight. It was quite a thrill when I finally found something with it, let me tell you.

I've checked on my card with a flouro-tube blacklight and its definitely there! These cards are hella cool.

Great find appleTRON!

Yep it is the light. I checked it with the screw-in kind first and couldn't see anything at all so I tried again with a fluoro-tube blacklight and was able to see it. Nice find.

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:09 pm
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