Adrian mentions this card in the video of his talk he gave to Google. He was surprised that we (catherwood that is) found the location.
It is toward the very end of this video in response to a question about the players.
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:24 pm
First of all, hi everyone! I found out about Perplex City yesterday, started looking it up, found Rand0m's story, and was totally fascinated. I've bought some Season 2 cards (four packs! Woo!) and I'm waiting for them. In the meantime, I started thinking about Satoshi. Today I looked on this thread and was interested to see what different appraoches people had. I'd also wondered if Satoshi was the billion and not the one, e.g. the billionth person to visit Disneyland or something like that. However, my first thought was to look at what we have:
A phrase in Japanese, translation = look for me.
A phrase in English = A Billion to One
A name/code name = Satoshi (wise)
A place = Kayserberg
A picture = details of person and location
An exact location for the photo = the exact spot "Satoshi" was standing on and the direction in which he was facing
Questions I've come up with so far:
Is Satoshi any kind of code? EG an acronym, a literary reference, an anagram
Is Satoshi the Billion (instead of the one)?
If you stand exactly where he stood and faced in the same direction, what would you see?
Why Kayserberg? Japanese connections aside, what is special about that town?
Why hasn't anyone found Satoshi? Possibilities: he lives in a very populated area where he doesn't stand out (therefore in Japan) or he lives in a very isolated area where people don't tend to have computers or a lot of media.
At the moment I'm working on a theory that places him in Gabon - it's a loooong shot!
Forgive me if I've duplicated anything that's been done anywhere else - like I say, I only found out about this yesterday.
Nice to meet you all and if anyone wants to help me figure out Perplex City so I can join in with S2, please shout! I need some guidance.
And just to show billion-to-one isn't a long shot, I phoned a friend yesterday and told him about reading Rand0m's story and how interesting it was and he said: "actually, I know him."
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:38 am
Have stickied the non-solved silvers (other than Riemann) from Season 1 to keep them out the way of Season 2 as they'll get more traffic than the Season 1 cards in other sections - MikeyJ
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:20 am
Smarty, I could be wrong but wouldn't that be cheating? Trout me as you will.
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I think that deliberately using meta game info isn't right. Granted, MC does have a story part in PXC. But for the solutions to puzzle cards themselves, the one card they were in (that red one) they said flat out to look at them. I think that the challenge and puzzle of this card is to find him based on the picture. We've gotten the city - MC confirmed that - so I think in all fairness we should continue on that path.
Besides, I think MC is smart enough to enlist someone from 'outside their camp' persay.
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:54 pm
i dont think anyone will see this because its early season 2,but...
here are some of my thoughts for the answer-
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ok so mind cany people went on www.flicr.com and searched it for a random picture.
went on a photo shop of some sort and altered a picture of themselves very professionally.
or this guy is a seceret member of the mind cany staff---no
so if the real answer is the second suggestion, then try...
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all the last names of the mind candy staff
but its unlikely...
Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:58 pm
*Darkhuman's daily brain fart:*
what if were' looking for the wrong answers.
we are trying to get questions to fit the answers we allready have.
How are we going to find someone with us all standing still. (yeah, i know statisticly if we all stand still he will run into one of us first....)
we know we need to find Satoshi, and he was in K-berg France. and yes there's a asian school there or whatever, but what if he was there, but NOT for that.?
oR if he was, who THERE could tell us that? Damnitiwannagothere.
yeah, we keep hounding every place he could have been, chances are, hes not still gonna be there, billion to one! *Runs away from rocks again*
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:07 pm
I may be going down completely the wrong track here but has anybody thought that he may be associated with adrian? Does anybody know who the puzzle scribe is yet?
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:23 pm
Well it's hardly that significant becuase Satoshi is a very popular name if I'm not mistaken but people aren't gonna bother that much with the unsolved cards anymore....Good point though
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:10 pm
I searched the forum but couldn't find any reference to this so trout me if appropriate but I'm not scouring 30 odd pages just to check!!
saw this also. the pic is from 02 I believe and I didn't have much luck finding a newer one.
Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:30 am
Not trying to be mean or anything but I definitely don't think that's the guy because the Satoshi we are looking for has a mole although that's some amzing origami the only thing I can make is the crane from Sadako Sasaki...
Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:14 am
page 2 of a google image search. Sadly, I think not.
Haven't been able to find many recent or good pictures and I searched and didn't see his name listed on this thread yet. He's about 25, was in France in 2004 for sure for the MFPP, a french origami convention. A renowned origami master, which seems to fit the mold of Perplex City.
Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:43 am
Note to self: if you plan to guest, dont F up your spelling...