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[Water Set] Silver #256 - Billion To One
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caraj
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 [Water Set] Silver #256 - Billion To One

Wave 4 Silver

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KingOfWrong
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The text down the left side is written in
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Japanese


And it says
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私を見つけなさい = watashi o mitsukenasai = find me


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I guess that means the answer is the location of the photo. Billion-to-one is right!


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obrienk
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or, perhaps it's the dude's name?

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BBuck
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One confusing thing: if the aim is to find this guy, then "Billion to One" implies he's Chinese. But he definitely looks more likely to be Japanese, and the language is a strong hint.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:22 pm
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DarkHuman
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Laughing. (and it's the last card)
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i bet this guy has the frigging cube!

the houses don't look asian, more like european. and the hills might help too.

he's wearing a scarf and overcoat too, it's cold. I say Germany or Holland. yep, Reihn River
And he's chinese (billion to one)
wonder how many people you have randomly seen in your lifetime. There's billion to one chance you've allready randomly seen him.
i'm an american who has lived in Germany for 7 years, and i beat with my luck, i've allready met him. So i'll go ahead and be a biggot and call him "Chin". Embarassed
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ramsfan
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I do remember that mock tudor buildings are popular in japan, and I think near Tokyo's there's a whole resort. Googling, only found a ski resort in Nagano called happo one with a tudor street. Don't suppose happo means billion.
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KingOfWrong
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No, happo doesn't mean billion... Sino-Japanese numbers group in 10000s anyway (instead of 1000s), so it's be 10 oku (jyuuoku) for 10 9 or 1 choo for 10 12 (traditional English billion).

Wouldn't have classed the buildings as (mock) Tudor... all the ones I've ever seen are v.definitely black-and-white. Clearly it's somewhere with rivers (or canals, to my eye), and also hills (I'd have guessed Netherlands without that...). Would guess somewhere in Europe from the buildings, but so hard to tell.

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DarkHuman
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i read in a service guide somewhere that 1% of you coustomers will not return to your store because they will die. What are the odds of finding Chin before he kicks the bucket? Bad Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:39 pm
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BBuck
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Am giving up on the spoilers, as this is pretty speculative at the moment.

Been thinking about this overnight. I reckon that we need to find the bloke. Either his name will be the answer, or he will be contactable and will give the answer. The background is a hint as to where he might be. But I suspect this is the 13th Labour equivalent in this Wave: Mind Candy want to see if the Perplex City Network has enough clout to find an individual somewhere in the world through the power of t'internet.

First thing is to agree what ethnicity he is. King of Wrong, do you agree he looks more Japanese than Han (notwithstanding the title)?

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What if this guy is the cube!!!!!

No-one said it wasn't moving around.

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BBuck
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fretty wrote:
What if this guy is the cube!!!!!

No-one said it wasn't moving around.


That would be fun: kidnapping someone to bring them to Mind Candy for the reward. Fits with Andrea Phillips' wish... (see here, discussed here).

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That's not the Great Wall of China running accross the top of the hill is it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:47 pm
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Spoiler (Rollover to View):
"Find me."

could refer not only to
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the person himself

but also to
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his location when the picture was taken

or, even better,
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some sort of ad or promotional that he may have appeared in. The whole "waking a picture of yourself" thing reminds me of the commercials Sony did in america to promote to PSP. Maybe it's an ad for a camera company, or a tourist destination. Name the sponsor, and get the points!


... Just a thought.

My first guess is that is not

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prague
and it is not
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fivecows


BZ.

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The bloke on this card looks like one of the shop owners on the street i work, Laughing (Maybe I should go and ask him)
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ChalcoDoror
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Now I understand why a couple of people were asking me if I was the "Billion to 1 guy".

I hadn't even seen the card so had no idea...
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