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EvilGenius
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Location: Vancouver

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): "DonStobbart solved a particularly troublesome card from the first wave by doing something similar, so its not unheard of" I can only imagine this refers to this http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/download.php?id=5174

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 10:39 pm
GasparLewis
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Joined: 18 Nov 2005
Posts: 474
Location: vicinty of NYC

Brain bump!
For the board members (like me) who are still going at it.

Possibly, as a spark from the last clue:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Trace an X over the four points after they shift to today, name the center? Or trace the center of the current X?

Don't have the card, don't have a clue, but if EG's inference about the last given hint is right, then we might have done it.

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 10:56 pm
Bendover
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Joined: 06 Mar 2006
Posts: 111
Location: San Jose

If you take Magma's
 Quote: The locations appear to be: Greenland Australia Ecuador Algeria Which together spell GAEA (An alternate spelling I haven't seen tried yet)
and put dots in their present locations and connect them you get a large Y If you think of Norse legends
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Yggdrasil or the world tree
comes to mind. I can't try this as I am locked out for 15 hours

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 11:27 pm
Rifflesby
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Joined: 15 Apr 2006
Posts: 23
Location: Mesa, AZ

GasparLewis wrote:
Brain bump!
For the board members (like me) who are still going at it.

Possibly, as a spark from the last clue:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Trace an X over the four points after they shift to today, name the center? Or trace the center of the current X?

Don't have the card, don't have a clue, but if EG's inference about the last given hint is right, then we might have done it.

Unfortunately, if I'm picking the present locations correctly (which I may not be, as the one at the top seems to have a wide range of where it could end up):
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): they don't cross. Regardless of how you pair them up. You could extend one of the lines until it crosses the other one, but, which line?

And for the record, it's not
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): The library at Alexandria, Luxor, or Rome. I have a good feeling about Rome, though, maybe it just needs narrowed down more. It appears that you could get a crossing in that vicinity by extenting the S.A. - Africa line out, if the northern star is around south-central Greenland.

Here's crossing my fingers for 24 hours from now...

Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 1:59 am
Lilian
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Posts: 48
Location: Derbyshire

oohh so very very close ramsfan
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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 3:13 am
ramsfan
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Location: holmfirth, yorks

Thanks Lilian, and Hunting4treasure. Unfortunately I used your excellent hints to get another wrong answer

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): cheops

which isn't a place anyway, so it's try again in 24 hours
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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 3:52 am
Lilian
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ok ramsfan here it is
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): just one word from your former post

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 4:00 am
manleym
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Location: Norwich UK

My post on Friday will help
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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 5:14 am
Hobbess
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Joined: 19 Dec 2005
Posts: 42
Location: Glasgow

For those of us on the right track or that have got it (or like me have it but are locked out)

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): This website has a good picture on it that shows that "The Pyramid lies in the center of gravity of the continents. It also lies in the exact center of all the land area of the world, dividing the earth's land mass into approximately equal quarters." This may be the way they were looking for the solve rather than the Gaea, mapping shape type way, who knows.

Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 5:26 am
Jakeo
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Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 159
Location: Edinburgh

 Hobbess wrote: For those of us on the right track or that have got it (or like me have it but are locked out)

Thats is a very interesting website, and has educated me on the background of the answer. I now think that the we didn't solve it correctly, based on a particular image on the page. (I'll not say which one, in case I make it too obvious)

Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:07 am
maniacfive
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Joined: 31 Jan 2006
Posts: 42
Location: Sittingbourne, Kent, UK

At last I can put a big line through the pages and pages of wrong answers in my notebook I never would've gotten that one just by myself, thinking in completely the wrong place
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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:11 am
ramsfan
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Joined: 07 Sep 2005
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Location: holmfirth, yorks

Thanks Lilian
Just got to wait til the morning now. Do you think they were being really clever, cos the website shows that the card makes sense in terms of geography, astrology and geometry, or am I drawing 2 too many inferences? I agree that the geographical image now seems the most likely source given the website.
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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:40 am
ramsfan
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can't seem to delete this duplicate post
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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:41 am
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kniteli
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Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 14

well, if they were basing it on that link, its not really that clever, since there really is NO center on the surface of a sphere. The best argument they could give is that its the center of the map.

Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 11:30 am
Magma
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Joined: 10 Jan 2006
Posts: 119

Okay, taking a brief break, finally got it though only from the huge number of hints. What I don't get is:

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Shouldn't there be FIVE vertices? I would expect one on Japan or one in the Southern Indian Ocean for it to be right...

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 12:58 pm
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