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Title: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 01:07:26 AM
Winnings Paid to Date: 6.1 BTC                     Bitcoin100 Donations to Date: 8 BTC (pending)

Play the richest Bitcoin related contest currently running on BitcoinTalk. This contest is guaranteed to pay out between no less than 730 BTC (in donations to Bitcoin100) and 7,300+ >10,000 BTC to individual winners, all over the course of the next 3565+ days.

Play WTHAI? (Where the Heck am I?) and win 10 BTC. Win double--20 BTC--if the correct answer is provided within the first hour of the posted image's time stamp. I'll even double your winnings if you correctly answer two locations in a row. Watch for a new image daily.

The rules are simple: (and the contest becomes easier as time passes)

  • 1. Guess the locations of the Google Map Images. (could me anywhere in the world) A new image posted every day.
  • 2. Post your answers on this thread. One guess per image, per post is allowed.
  • 3. The first person who answers correctly with the exact location of any of the daily contests wins 10 BTC, if answered within the first 24 hours of that image's first appearance.
  • 4. If after 24 hours there is no correct answer, the prize will be halved to 5 BTC for the next 24 hours, and so on, downward toward 1 Satoshi.
  • 5. If after 30 days there is no winner, the answer will be revealed and I will donate 1 BTC to Bitcoin100.
  • 6. 24 hours will be calculated via the time stamp of the posting of the image on this forum.
  • 7. To win the prize, the correct answer must include an image, one pulled back revealing that there's a match with a 100% degree of certainty.
  • 8. I reserve the right to cancel this contest if I see or smell robot droppings.
  • 9. Feel free to guess. If I respond in the affirmative for any of the guesses, that particular prize amount, for that particular image, will be extended for 1 day. 1 extension per day, per image, per prize amount.
  • 10. One person can win multiple times.
  • 11. If I don't comment on your guesses within a reasonable time period or before my very next post after your guesses, safely assume they are incorrect.
  • 12. Once somebody guesses correctly, I will also donate 2 BTC to Bitcoin100 along with paying them their winnings.
  • 13. The guessing of hemispheres and continents is allowed, but will not be commented on in the negative or affirmative, unless I choose to do such.

Feel free to ask any contest related questions. The rules may be modified in the future, but never changed to avoid any payouts. I would rather payout, then engage in conflict.

All images are oriented as if you were reading any map--top is north. No images have been altered in any way. Just screenshot, cropped, then posted on Flickr.

Daily Image 1: Located by SgtSpike.

Daily Image 2:

WTHAI? 2
WTHAI? 2http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6571240351_db99e80809_z.jpgWTHAI? 2

Daily Image 3: Located by dani147624

Daily Image 4: Located by BTCurious.

Daily Image 5:

WTHAI? 5
WTHAI? 5http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6591465779_737581915b_z.jpgWTHAI? 5

Daily Image 6:

WTHAI? 6
WTHAI? 6http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6597097199_d215fa0d35.jpgWTHAI? 6

Daily Image 7:

WTHAI? 7
WTHAI? 7http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7169/6604352041_129cd3a51d_z.jpgWTHAI? 7

Daily Image 8: Located by SgtSpike

Daily Image 9:

WTHAI? 9
WTHAI? 9http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6616265593_e8bc2b6baa.jpgWTHAI? 9

Daily Image 10:

WTHAI? 10
WTHAI? 10http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6624791567_1dc0fa6b1f_z.jpgWTHAI? 10

~Bruno~


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Sannyasi on December 25, 2011, 01:11:01 AM
Nebraska - U.S.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 01:14:06 AM
Nebraska - U.S.

You are so close! You're on the right planet. Thank you for playing, Sannyasi. Remember, you're only allowed 100 guesses within a 24 hour period, so guess wisely.

EDIT: The following has been placed here for prosperity, thus freeing up space in the OP:

Daily Image 1: Located by SgtSpike.

WTHAI? 1
WTHAI? 1http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6566561771_f3a200ced0.jpgWTHAI? 1

It was the only image that wasn't located anywhere else in thread.



Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: teflone on December 25, 2011, 01:16:12 AM
Outside your place, on earth


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: BTC_Bear on December 25, 2011, 01:22:18 AM
It is a small town in north UK, but I don't want to do a log grep search. So others can use it as a hint.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 02:05:08 AM
It is a small town in north UK, but I don't want to do a log grep search. So others can use it as a hint.

Are you telling me that the location could be found via a log grep search, even though it's a cropped screenshot, put into another file, renamed, all prior to posting it on Flickr?

I can see how that could be used to find the color of RandyFolds underwear, but not this image. Prove me wrong!


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Sannyasi on December 25, 2011, 02:09:32 AM
that face looking shadowy mountain on mars!


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: BTC_Bear on December 25, 2011, 02:16:08 AM
It is a small town in north UK, but I don't want to do a log grep search. So others can use it as a hint.

Are you telling me that the location could be found via a log grep search, even though it's a cropped screenshot, put into another file, renamed, all prior to posting it on Flickr?

I can see how that could be used to find the color of RandyFolds underwear, but not this image. Prove me wrong!



No, I am telling you I have a somewhat eidetic memory and recall this coming up on one of the channels, I believe -otc or #bitcoin proper .  I obviously don't have a perfect eidetic memory tho...

Although, I seem to recall the name of the town starting with a "C". I am also telling you that I don't want 10 btc bad enough to go find out. So I'll just throw it out there for others to find. :)


Oh, OR, I could be completely wrong... Like I said, it was a guess. I usually guess pretty good tho...

BTW: Do you sell the wallets? It's kind of cool.


And yea, what's up with that avatar :(  Randy's I mean.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 03:33:17 AM
It is a small town in north UK, but I don't want to do a log grep search. So others can use it as a hint.

Are you telling me that the location could be found via a log grep search, even though it's a cropped screenshot, put into another file, renamed, all prior to posting it on Flickr?

I can see how that could be used to find the color of RandyFolds underwear, but not this image. Prove me wrong!


No, I am telling you I have a somewhat eidetic memory and recall this coming up on one of the channels, I believe -otc or #bitcoin proper .  I obviously don't have a perfect eidetic memory tho...

Although, I seem to recall the name of the town starting with a "C". I am also telling you that I don't want 10 btc bad enough to go find out. So I'll just throw it out there for others to find. :)

Oh, OR, I could be completely wrong... Like I said, it was a guess. I usually guess pretty good tho...

BTW: Do you sell the wallets? It's kind of cool.

And yea, what's up with that avatar :(  Randy's I mean.

I just sent you a PM in regards to the wallet question. For everybody else, I sell the leather wallets that my famous brother-in-law hand-tools.

Pay the RF underwear comment no mind. (I may have made that up)

I guess it would be fair to say that your guess is totally incorrect. It's nothing related to anything ever posted on this forum before, and doubt pretty much it's ever been referenced in any other photo before either. I simply picked a spot and zoomed it, visualizing what it would look liked cropped, then went from there.

On the surface, this looks like a tough game, until the interaction starts. I wanted the prize to be high enough to warrant activity, and not too low to have the opposite effect. I even tossed in the Bitcoin100 donation aspect for good measure. Therefore, if I did this every day, for 365 days, and nobody ever guessed correctly, 365 BTC would be donated to Bitcoin100. Genius, eh?

~Bruno~


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: BTC_Bear on December 25, 2011, 03:59:51 AM
Cool,

I sent you 1 BTC for the BitCoin 100.

Not a bad idea. I generally try to support the BitCoin community.

I'm sad I missed the guess. But hey, if I was never wrong, I would be relaxing somewhere. :)

I'll get with you after the holidays on the wallet. Thnx.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 04:09:18 AM
Cool,

I sent you 1 BTC for the BitCoin 100.

Not a bad idea. I generally try to support the BitCoin community.

I'm sad I missed the guess. But hey, if I was never wrong, I would be relaxing somewhere. :)

I'll get with you after the holidays on the wallet. Thnx.

Thank you kindly, BTC_Bear for the supporting Bitcoin100. The list in the OP on that thread will be updated. Have a great Holiday, and look forward to hearing from you in regards to the leather wallet.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: RaggedMonk on December 25, 2011, 09:41:05 AM
My first 49 guesses are:

Alabama   Alaska   Arizona   Arkansas
California   Colorado   Connecticut   Delaware
Florida   Georgia   Hawaii   Idaho
Illinois   Indiana   Iowa   Kansas
Kentucky   Louisiana   Maine   Maryland
Massachusetts   Michigan   Minnesota   Mississippi
Missouri   Montana   Nevada
New Hampshire   New Jersey   New Mexico   New York
North Carolina   North Dakota   Ohio   Oklahoma
Oregon   Pennsylvania   Rhode Island   South Carolina
South Dakota   Tennessee   Texas   Utah
Vermont   Virginia   Washington   West Virginia
Wisconsin   Wyoming
 :D


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 04:03:28 PM
My first 49 guesses are:

Alabama   Alaska   Arizona   Arkansas
California   Colorado   Connecticut   Delaware
Florida   Georgia   Hawaii   Idaho
Illinois   Indiana   Iowa   Kansas
Kentucky   Louisiana   Maine   Maryland
Massachusetts   Michigan   Minnesota   Mississippi
Missouri   Montana   Nevada
New Hampshire   New Jersey   New Mexico   New York
North Carolina   North Dakota   Ohio   Oklahoma
Oregon   Pennsylvania   Rhode Island   South Carolina
South Dakota   Tennessee   Texas   Utah
Vermont   Virginia   Washington   West Virginia
Wisconsin   Wyoming
 :D

Thank you kindly for your guesses, RaggedMonk. Now I'll need to update the rules. Only one guess per post.

BTW, your first 49 guesses are incorrect. If you happen to have one of those blue round things laying around the house, give it a 180 degree spin, then guess again.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: P4man on December 25, 2011, 05:27:21 PM
I like the idea, but youve taken it a bit OTT. This could be my backyard and I might not recognize it.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: BinoX on December 25, 2011, 06:08:21 PM
Somewhere in Cornwall, UK? (The most southwest county of England)


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 07:43:59 PM
I like the idea, but youve taken it a bit OTT. This could be my backyard and I might not recognize it.

TY, P4man. I will not being showing anybody's backyard, although that was not your concern. It gets easier once the clues are presented in the form of answering questions, like...

Somewhere in Cornwall, UK? (The most southwest county of England)

Nope!

See how much I have narrowed down the possibilities with that answer?

WTHAI 2 will be available later today. Watch for it.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: film2240 on December 25, 2011, 08:28:54 PM
I'm guessing its somewhere in Nebraska,US in the city of Brunswick maybe.(damn the 1 guess per post policy as I had 7 guesses in this state)

Based on this:
"Quote from: Sannyasi on Today at 01:11:01 AM
Nebraska - U.S.

You are so close! You're on the right planet. Thank you for playing, Sannyasi. Remember, you're only allowed 100 guesses within a 24 hour period, so guess wisely."

I don't know how to quote other posts as I didn't press quote this time.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 09:48:40 PM
I'm guessing its somewhere in Nebraska,US in the city of Brunswick maybe.(damn the 1 guess per post policy as I had 7 guesses in this state)

Based on this:
"Quote from: Sannyasi on Today at 01:11:01 AM
Nebraska - U.S.

You are so close! You're on the right planet. Thank you for playing, Sannyasi. Remember, you're only allowed 100 guesses within a 24 hour period, so guess wisely."

I don't know how to quote other posts as I didn't press quote this time.

Those who do not know how to operate the quote option are only allowed 95 guesses per day. The following should answer your other 6 guesses:

My first 49 guesses are:

Alabama   Alaska   Arizona   Arkansas
California   Colorado   Connecticut   Delaware
Florida   Georgia   Hawaii   Idaho
Illinois   Indiana   Iowa   Kansas
Kentucky   Louisiana   Maine   Maryland
Massachusetts   Michigan   Minnesota   Mississippi
Missouri   Montana   Nevada
New Hampshire   New Jersey   New Mexico   New York
North Carolina   North Dakota   Ohio   Oklahoma
Oregon   Pennsylvania   Rhode Island   South Carolina
South Dakota   Tennessee   Texas   Utah
Vermont   Virginia   Washington   West Virginia
Wisconsin   Wyoming
 :D

Thank you kindly for your guesses, RaggedMonk. Now I'll need to update the rules. Only one guess per post.

BTW, your first 49 guesses are incorrect. If you happen to have one of those blue round things laying around the house, give it a 180 degree spin, then guess again.


Care to give it a whirl?

Clue for WTHAI 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_language


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: film2240 on December 25, 2011, 09:55:22 PM
Other 7 guesses in Nebraska,US are:
McCook
Ord
Dunning
Burwell
Chambers
Wayne
Fermont

I hope one of my guesses are close though.I want to win that 10 BTC.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 10:10:22 PM
Time for WTHAI 2:

WTHAI 2
WTHAI 2http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6571240351_db99e80809_z.jpgWTHAI 2



Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: film2240 on December 25, 2011, 10:13:57 PM
Somewhere in hte US?


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 10:17:24 PM
Other 7 guesses in Nebraska,US are:
McCook
Ord
Dunning
Burwell
Chambers
Wayne
Fermont

I hope one of my guesses are close though.I want to win that 10 BTC.

Time to get that Nebraskan corn out of your ear. I've said not Nebraska. Now spin the globe 180 degrees and see what you find.  :)

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSIY9adQ8_Hsnr4vWwKQRY9eOwgPXG4wdVS6OGhw3yVTOx7fz0j4qLsy5n7


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Andrew Bitcoiner on December 25, 2011, 10:18:22 PM
Sandwich, Illinois


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 10:21:02 PM
Sandwich, Illinois


Looks like we got a.................................................another wrong answer.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Andrew Bitcoiner on December 25, 2011, 10:22:37 PM
Breton, rather, Brittany.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: P4man on December 25, 2011, 10:25:33 PM
somewhere in China ?


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Andrew Bitcoiner on December 25, 2011, 10:28:30 PM
Wales.  He has too much of a sense of humor to be in China.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 10:47:15 PM
The two images represent two completely different locations and are for two completely different contests. Remember, a new contest starts every day. WTHAI 1 was the first and has 29 days left to guess the answer, and WTHAI 2 just started about an hour ago. Therefore, when guessing, referred to which image your guess applies.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 25, 2011, 10:56:14 PM
Wales.  He has too much of a sense of humor to be in China.

http://www.fc-funny-t-shirts.co.uk/images/32-wales.jpg


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: RandyFolds on December 26, 2011, 03:45:11 AM
It is a small town in north UK, but I don't want to do a log grep search. So others can use it as a hint.

Are you telling me that the location could be found via a log grep search, even though it's a cropped screenshot, put into another file, renamed, all prior to posting it on Flickr?

I can see how that could be used to find the color of RandyFolds underwear, but not this image. Prove me wrong!


Underwear? You assume too much, good sir.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 26, 2011, 03:59:58 AM
It is a small town in north UK, but I don't want to do a log grep search. So others can use it as a hint.

Are you telling me that the location could be found via a log grep search, even though it's a cropped screenshot, put into another file, renamed, all prior to posting it on Flickr?

I can see how that could be used to find the color of RandyFolds underwear, but not this image. Prove me wrong!


Underwear? You assume too much, good sir.

RandyFolds: Can I have that 10th-bacon-wrapped-hotdog-free now, if I order and pay for the first nine?
K9 HotDogs Manager: Yes! Only because your a daily customer.

~.~~~~~~~~

The prize for guessing the exact location of WTHAI 1 is now cut in half to 5 BTC. WTHAI 2 still has the prize at 10 BTC until tomorrow afternoon, unless I extend the 10 BTC prize an extra day for answering a guess in the affirmative.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: altuin on December 26, 2011, 08:30:02 AM
For WTHAI 1: Africa


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: BTCurious on December 26, 2011, 03:15:10 PM
I'm in the train right now, but will look at this when I get home. Nice contest!


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: worldinacoin on December 26, 2011, 03:23:24 PM
It is a big waste!  I did the same image for my GIS course and I can't remember the name :(


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 26, 2011, 05:06:45 PM
For WTHAI 1: Africa

Name a country.

I'm in the train right now, but will look at this when I get home. Nice contest!

Thanks, BTCurious. The built-in beauty of this contest is that even if nobody personally wins, Bitcoin100 will receive 365+ BTC in donations over a course of a year. This contest thread will act as an awareness for Bitcoin100. Genius, eh?

It is a big waste!  I did the same image for my GIS course and I can't remember the name :(

I truly doubt this was the same image. What would the odds be of me finding the same spot using the Random Google Map Location Generator?

TODAY'S HINT: One or both of the first two images may be locations on an island.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: BTCurious on December 26, 2011, 05:15:43 PM
WTHAI 1: Russia
WTHAI 2: Dominican Republic

I assume it's one guess per post per WTHAI?

Thanks, BTCurious. The built-in beauty of this contest is that even if nobody personally wins, Bitcoin100 will receive 365+ BTC in donations over a course of a year. This contest thread will act as an awareness for Bitcoin100. Genius, eh

Yeah, it's pretty cool. I'm totally going to win it though, sorry Bitcoin100.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 26, 2011, 05:34:03 PM
WTHAI 1: Russia
WTHAI 2: Dominican Republic

I assume it's one guess per post per WTHAI?

Thanks, BTCurious. The built-in beauty of this contest is that even if nobody personally wins, Bitcoin100 will receive 365+ BTC in donations over a course of a year. This contest thread will act as an awareness for Bitcoin100. Genius, eh

Yeah, it's pretty cool. I'm totally going to win it though, sorry Bitcoin100.

You know what I like about being in control of this game/contest? I can always change or modify the rules--for the better.

Quote
sorry Bitcoin100.

Once correctly guessed, I will donate 2 BTC to Bitcoin100. How do you like me now, BTCurious!!!???

Quote
I assume it's one guess per post per WTHAI?

Let's say, for sake of argument, I forgot to spell that out priorly. Your assumption is correct, and now stipulated as such in the rules.

As I've mentioned earlier, if I don't respond to guesses in the affirmative (either in a timely manner or upon a user(s) reading my very first post after guesses have been posted), assume they're incorrect.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: BTCurious on December 26, 2011, 05:42:26 PM
The rules don't actually specify that you can't guess continents, although it seems implied by your response to one of the other posts

That said:
WTHAI 1: Kazakhstan
WTHAI 2: Madagascar

Quote
sorry Bitcoin100.

Once correctly guessed, I will donate 2 BTC to Bitcoin100. How do you like me now, BTCurious!!!???
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo................... well actually I guess that's okay.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 26, 2011, 05:58:41 PM
The rules don't actually specify that you can't guess continents, although it seems implied by your response to one of the other posts

That said:
WTHAI 1: Kazakhstan
WTHAI 2: Madagascar

Quote
sorry Bitcoin100.

Once correctly guessed, I will donate 2 BTC to Bitcoin100. How do you like me now, BTCurious!!!???
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo................... well actually I guess that's okay.

Now you're just making up names of countries like...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmkvtfEEFT0


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: BTCurious on December 26, 2011, 11:01:55 PM
WTHAI 1: Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan
WTHAI 2: Bangladesh-nam-bodia-mar-land


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: BTCurious on December 26, 2011, 11:02:25 PM
WTHAI 1: Australia
WTHAI 2: US


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Andrew Bitcoiner on December 26, 2011, 11:09:52 PM

That made me laugh.  Isle of Man.


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 26, 2011, 11:56:52 PM
WTHAI 1: Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan
WTHAI 2: Bangladesh-nam-bodia-mar-land

Me and my big mouth!

To date, all guesses for WTHAI 1 & 2 are incorrect. Consider that a gift, for I've previously stated that I would mostly answer guesses in the affirmative.

Soon, WTHAI 1 will have a prize of only 2.5 TBC, and WTHAI 2's will be only 5 BTC. But stay tuned. WTHAI 3 is right around the corner with a prize of 10 BTC unless (NEW RULE) one guesses its location within the first hour of its posting, then the prize is doubled to 20 BTC.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 27, 2011, 12:53:06 AM
Time for WTHAI 3:

WTHAI 3
WTHAI 3http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6578331587_a80e2606c5.jpgWTHAI 3


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: N.Olmos on December 27, 2011, 01:07:38 AM
I'll Play.

Is WTHAI?3 also in Africa?



Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: BTCurious on December 27, 2011, 01:10:10 AM
Oh, I thought this meant that you were not allowed to name a continent.

WTHAI 1: Congo
WTHAI 2: Asia
WTHAI 3: Asia


Title: Re: WTHAI?: Win 10 BTC
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 27, 2011, 01:38:25 AM
Oh, I thought this meant that you were not allowed to name a continent.

WTHAI 1: Congo
WTHAI 2: Asia
WTHAI 3: Asia

I was just about to pen a new rule when I refreshed this page and read your post. I dearly hope this doesn't create any controversy, but the guesses that name continents will be ignored. Otherwise, we'll have people guessing hemispheres. I'm going to pen Rule 12 now.

For your efforts, BTCurious:

No
Maybe
&
No

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: RandyFolds on December 27, 2011, 02:00:41 AM
WTHAI 4:

http://www.spacewallpapers.net/wallpapers/albums/Apollo/normal_A11LunarSurface.jpg


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 27, 2011, 04:11:19 AM

Why is it always the fat guy that knows how I think?

Now I need to make another rule stating that all guesses are to be of locations found only on Earth, unless RF sets on me and I scream, "Uncle!"

Nice post! Here's a cookie!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_sW65ilskOC8/TU2SO97Xl3I/AAAAAAAAi_A/1RvIChCdUaI/s1600/FoodTowerofOreo.jpg


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: LoupGaroux on December 27, 2011, 04:52:19 AM
WTHAI #1: Ireland.

WTHAI  #2: Ethiopia or Eritrea or Somalia

WTHAI #3: Argentina

WTHAI #4: An undisclosed location in the desert near Las Vegas, on a movie set before the alleged Apollo lunar landing module footage was added- notice that utter lack of stars in the "nighttime sky". Some sources believe the set was constructed inside Building #208 at Groom Lake, although this has long been denied by the US Government. A far less supported belief, but one much closer to the truth, is that the set was actually built underground on the border of Area 52, one quarter of a mile from the run-out of Deadman Wash, and is accesses through a simple "Observation Post" know at Station 700.

But I have no specific knowledge of any of these things.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 27, 2011, 06:40:48 AM
WTHAI #1: Ireland.

WTHAI  #2: Ethiopia or Eritrea or Somalia

WTHAI #3: Argentina

WTHAI #4: An undisclosed location in the desert near Las Vegas, on a movie set before the alleged Apollo lunar landing module footage was added- notice that utter lack of stars in the "nighttime sky". Some sources believe the set was constructed inside Building #208 at Groom Lake, although this has long been denied by the US Government. A far less supported belief, but one much closer to the truth, is that the set was actually built underground on the border of Area 52, one quarter of a mile from the run-out of Deadman Wash, and is accesses through a simple "Observation Post" know at Station 700.

But I have no specific knowledge of any of these things.

I'm almost certain you got #4 exactly correct, although it wasn't part of the contest because RandyFolds tried to hijack this thread. See if he will give you the 10 BTC prize before he spends it on another pallet of Oreos. And if he doesn't, may I suggest you get out one of those alien probes and... On second thought, forget that idea.



Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: LoupGaroux on December 27, 2011, 07:11:13 AM
Okay, then #3 is Cahokia Mounds in Southern Illinois.

#2 is Wales

#1 is Poland

And #4 is micro-photography of a stomach lining after eating that many cookies!


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 27, 2011, 07:59:40 AM
Okay, then #3 is Cahokia Mounds in Southern Illinois.

#2 is Wales

#1 is Poland

And #4 is micro-photography of a stomach lining after eating that many cookies!

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that Cahokia Mounds is close. Exactly which mound? And if you found it, provide an image to show proof of work. Remember, this is just meant for the sake of argument.  ;)

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 28, 2011, 12:36:41 AM
CLUE TIME!

Two locations of the first four images can be found on islands.

Stay tuned for that forth image, coming shortly.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 28, 2011, 12:51:45 AM
Time for WTHAI 4: Guess the location within the first hour and win 20 BTC. Guess the location during the next 23 hours, after the first hour, and win 10 BTC.

WTHAI 4
WTHAI 4http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6584873651_c79dcae250_z.jpgWTHAI 4


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 29, 2011, 02:18:57 AM
Time for WTHAI 5: Guess the location within the first hour and win 20 BTC. Guess the location during the following 23 hours after the first hour, and win 10 BTC.

Major clues for all 5 images:

  • 1. Is located on an island.
  • 2. Also located on an island.
  • 3. Located in South America.
  • 4. Located in Africa.
  • 5. Located in Asia.


WTHAI 5
WTHAI 5http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6591465779_737581915b_z.jpgWTHAI 5



Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: ineededausername on December 29, 2011, 02:23:28 AM
WTHAI 5... I can see ghosts of location names but can't make them out! :(


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 29, 2011, 02:29:01 AM
WTHAI 5... I can see ghosts of location names but can't make them out! :(

That's indicative of all Google Map Images when one zooms in. The words seen should have nothing to do with the image, otherwise this would be an easier contest. I believe all the text is the same and reads '2011 Google'.

Thank you for bringing it to everyone's my attention, ineededausername.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: phillipsjk on December 29, 2011, 05:35:52 AM
WTHA1: is in the northern hemisphere, likely south of 60 degrees north, north of 22 degrees north. That rules out Africa.

WTHA2: is closer to the equator, the only visible shaddows appear to exgagerated by the nearby creakbed. I Estimate summer, between 0 degrees north and 45 degrees north.

WTHA3: No visible shadow detail, hint given is "south america"

WTHA4: Cloud shadows suggest morning near the equator, likey between 30 degrees south/north. Hint was "Africa", my analysis narrows it to north Africa.

WTHA5: Shadow detail is hard to see; appears to be another morning image. Hint was Asia. I think I can narrow it to between 22 south and 45 north, which eliminates most of Russia.

PS: voted both "Yes" and "No" in the poll :)


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 29, 2011, 05:42:24 AM
In Bold Is Correct:

WTHA1: is in the northern hemisphere, likely south of 60 degrees north, north of 22 degrees north. That rules out Africa.

WTHA2: is closer to the equator, the only visible shaddows appear to exgagerated by the nearby creakbed. I Estimate summer, between 0 degrees north and 45 degrees north.

WTHA3: No visible shadow detail, hint given is "south america"

WTHA4: Cloud shadows suggest morning near the equator, likey between 30 degrees south/north. Hint was "Africa", my analysis narrows it to north Africa.

WTHA5: Shadow detail is hard to see; appears to be another morning image. Hint was Asia. I think I can narrow it to between 22 south and 45 north, which eliminates most of Russia.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: BTCurious on December 29, 2011, 08:49:18 AM
WTHAI 1: Sri Lanka
WTHAI 2: Malaysia
WTHAI 3: Brazil
WTHAI 4: Nigeria
WTHAI 5: China


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: legolouman on December 29, 2011, 09:02:41 AM
Wait, I want to guess in the Milky Way Galaxy. There is no way I'm wrong.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: phillipsjk on December 29, 2011, 05:30:11 PM
I found the shadow detail in WTHAI 3: you can see it around valleys and that depression that may indicate the mountain is a volcano. I now estimate 45 degrees south +-30. If it is in brazil, it would have to be the southern half. My guess: Chile Argentina.

What 4 update: Looking at a globe, the equator actually runs through the middle of africa. Phinnaeus Gage was being nice when he narrowed it to "North Africa".

Edit: Chile appears to be too mountianous for WTHAI3.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 29, 2011, 06:02:28 PM
WTHAI 1: Sri Lanka http://www.sinhala-online.com/sinhala-nae-18-ffffff.jpg
WTHAI 2: Malaysia  Close!
WTHAI 3: Brazil  No
WTHAI 4: Nigeria 
WTHAI 5: China 没有

Remember that correctly naming the country doesn't mean you've won. You must supply a pulled back image, thereby showing that there's a definite match.

Quote
What 4 update: Looking at a globe, the equator actually runs through the middle of africa. Phinnaeus Gage was being nice when he narrowed it to "North Africa".

You know what I like about you, Chad? The effort you're putting into this. Believe you me, if I wanted to be nice, I would give better clues.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: RandyFolds on December 29, 2011, 06:53:09 PM
WTHA1: is in the northern hemisphere, likely south of 60 degrees north, north of 22 degrees north. That rules out Africa.

WTHA2: is closer to the equator, the only visible shaddows appear to exgagerated by the nearby creakbed. I Estimate summer, between 0 degrees north and 45 degrees north.

WTHA3: No visible shadow detail, hint given is "south america"

WTHA4: Cloud shadows suggest morning near the equator, likey between 30 degrees south/north. Hint was "Africa", my analysis narrows it to north Africa.

WTHA5: Shadow detail is hard to see; appears to be another morning image. Hint was Asia. I think I can narrow it to between 22 south and 45 north, which eliminates most of Russia.

PS: voted both "Yes" and "No" in the poll :)

I think your shadow information is irrelevant...can you explain it further?


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 29, 2011, 11:41:56 PM
WTHA1: is in the northern hemisphere, likely south of 60 degrees north, north of 22 degrees north. That rules out Africa.

WTHA2: is closer to the equator, the only visible shaddows appear to exgagerated by the nearby creakbed. I Estimate summer, between 0 degrees north and 45 degrees north.

WTHA3: No visible shadow detail, hint given is "south america"

WTHA4: Cloud shadows suggest morning near the equator, likey between 30 degrees south/north. Hint was "Africa", my analysis narrows it to north Africa.

WTHA5: Shadow detail is hard to see; appears to be another morning image. Hint was Asia. I think I can narrow it to between 22 south and 45 north, which eliminates most of Russia.

PS: voted both "Yes" and "No" in the poll :)

I think your shadow information is irrelevant...can you explain it further?

Dude, that's what the internet's for! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow

WTHAI 2: Malaysia  Close! (South of there)
WTHAI 3: Brazil  No! Now  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_West,_young_man

Stay tuned for WTHAI? 6.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 30, 2011, 12:15:11 AM
Time for WTHAI 6: Guess the location within the first hour and win 20 BTC. Guess the location during the following 23 hours after the first hour, and win 10 BTC. Once guessed, I'll donate 2 BTC to Bitcoin100 along with paying out the winnings. After 1 month without a correct answer, I will donate 1 BTC to Bitcoin100, then reveal the answer.

Major clues for all 6 images:

  • 1. Hst
  • 2. Ha'i
  • 3. Sik
  • 4. Dby
  • 5. Nyāy
  • 6. Europe


WTHAI 6
WTHAI 6http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6597097199_d215fa0d35.jpgWTHAI 6


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: RandyFolds on December 30, 2011, 12:55:07 AM

Dude, that's what the internet's for! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow


Yes, shadows do exist. I am skeptical that you can draw conjectures as to season and latitude from them as they vary daily and seasonally, and you have no information as to the angle of incidence for the photograph. I am curious how these 'calculations' are made. My notion is that all you can really say if a shadow exists is that the image was not taken at high noon at the equator. Other than that, it seems like total BS. I am curious to learn more if this really is a legitimate method of analysis.

I guess if you know the alignment of the image with regards to true north, you could make a pass at whether it is the northern or southern hemisphere, but how can you take that any further not knowing the time or season of the photograph?


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 30, 2011, 01:23:58 AM

Dude, that's what the internet's for! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow


Yes, shadows do exist. I am skeptical that you can draw conjectures as to season and latitude from them as they vary daily and seasonally, and you have no information as to the angle of incidence for the photograph. I am curious how these 'calculations' are made. My notion is that all you can really say if a shadow exists is that the image was not taken at high noon at the equator. Other than that, it seems like total BS. I am curious to learn more if this really is a legitimate method of analysis.

I guess if you know the alignment of the image with regards to true north, you could make a pass at whether it is the northern or southern hemisphere, but how can you take that any further not knowing the time or season of the photograph?

Although you replied to me, it reads like you wanted to reply to phillipsjk. If you would have realized that the post you quoted was penned by me, you would have known it was for humor purposes only. I knew exactly what you were asking, Randy. I find this rather interesting as well, and look forward to a full explanation by Phillip. BTW, did you eat every last crumb of that Oreo cookie I sent you?

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: RandyFolds on December 30, 2011, 02:31:15 AM
You go to hell, Bruno. You go to hell and you die!

(see, I am rolling with the cartman thing...)

One oreo is never enough, regardless of the level of stacking.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 30, 2011, 02:55:19 AM
You go to hell, Bruno. You go to hell and you die!

(see, I am rolling with the cartman thing...)

One oreo is never enough, regardless of the level of stacking.

Just for that, I'll give you a clue.

WTHAI 2: Juanita


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: RandyFolds on December 30, 2011, 03:05:15 AM
WTHAI2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aNaqUm26hY

Oh, Juanita


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 30, 2011, 06:08:42 AM
WTHAI2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aNaqUm26hY

Oh, Juanita

This is great! I get to bed soon envisioning you playing the Hurdy Gurdy while dancing with Dryads. Sick!

Best Clue to Date:

WTHAI? 1: Baltic Sea

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: phillipsjk on December 30, 2011, 06:24:22 AM
I think your shadow information is irrelevant...can you explain it further?

So far they have been gut feelings. Since my last post, I have been pondering how to get a more precise fix on the latitude of WTHAI1.

For WTHAI 4, I knew it must be about 10 am when the picture was taken because the shadow was almost directly below the fluffy white clouds that typically float at least 1000-2000ft (300-580m) above the surface. Despite this, the shadow is only slightly north of the clouds. That tells me it is near the equator. However, because it is near the equator, I can not tell the season based on the vegetation.

Up here at 55 degrees north, the ground is brown/white in the winter (Google has used winter images in the past).  Not knowing the season is a major source of error since the Earth is tilted on its axis about 22.5 degrees. That means even if I correctly guage the angle of elevation of the sun, the corresponding Latitude can vary by up to 43 degrees.

For WTHAI1, the long shadows hint at a location close to the poles. The green deciduous trees indicate that it is summer (and not too close to the poles). This means I have the potential to narrow the angle of elevation to within 22 degrees: if I can just measure the angle of elevation of the sun. I can probably determine the time the picture was taken within about 30 minutes (Standard local time). For example, WTHAI1 was taken at 12:30 1300 (Correction: sundials are 24 hour clocks...). The length of the shadow varies throughout the day. It is longest at either midnight or sunrise/sunset; shortest at noon.

The difficulty is that to determine the angle of the sun from objects on the ground, I have to know how tall those objects are. Trees are tricky because their height changes based of how far north they are, as well as with how much water they get. I am assuming that the pictures are taken from directly overhead. This will be true for aerial photos, and likely many of the satellite photos.

Even if I determine how tall an object on the ground is, I still don't know when sunrise is... because I don't know the latitude (or exact day). I have yet to deterime if I can solve a series of equations (with a least 2 unknowns) for elevation of the light source.

TL;DR: I can determine the hemisphere (North vs South) with a high degree of certainty. Other than that, I may be just guessing using other visual cues. Generally, the closer to the poles you go, the longer the shadows at high noon.

 


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 30, 2011, 06:39:01 AM
I think your shadow information is irrelevant...can you explain it further?

So far they have been gut feelings. Since my last post, I have been pondering how to get a more precise fix on the latitude of WTHAI1.

For WTHAI 4, I knew it must be about 10 am when the picture was taken because the shadow was almost directly below the fluffy white clouds that typically float at least 1000-2000ft (300-580m) above the surface. Despite this, the shadow is only slightly north of the clouds. That tells me it is near the equator. However, because it is near the equator, I can not tell the season based on the vegetation.

Up here at 55 degrees north, the ground is brown/white in the winter (Google has used winter images in the past).  Not knowing the season is a major source of error since the Earth is tilted on its axis about 22.5 degrees. That means even if I correctly guage the angle of elevation of the sun, the corresponding Latitude can vary by up to 43 degrees.

For WTHAI1, the long shadows hint at a location close to the poles. The green deciduous trees indicate that it is summer (and not too close to the poles). This means I have the potential to narrow the angle of elevation to within 22 dergrees: if I can just measure the angle of elevation of the sun. I can probably determine the time the picture was taken within about 30 minutes (Standard local time). For example, WTHAI1 was taken at 12:30. The length of the shadow varies throughout the day. It is longest at either midnight or sunrise/sunset; shortest at noon.

The difficulty is that to determine the angle of the sun from objects on the ground, I have to know how tall those objects are. Trees are tricky because their height changes based of how far north they are, as well as with how much water they get. I am assuming that the pictures are taken from directly overhead. This will be true for aerial photos, and likely many of the satellite photos.

Even if I determine how tall an object on the ground is, I still don't know when sunrise is... because I don't know the latitude (or exact day). I have yet to deterime if I can solve a series of equations (with a least 2 unknowns) for elevation of the light source.

TL;DR: I can determine the hemisphere (North vs South) with a high degree of certainty. Other than that, I may be just guessing using other visual cues. Generally, the closer to the poles you go, the longer the shadows at high noon.


Now that you know that WTHAI 1 is located on an island in the Baltic sea, what else can you glean?

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: phillipsjk on December 30, 2011, 07:04:19 AM

Now that you know that WTHAI 1 is located on an island in the Baltic sea, what else can you glean?

~Bruno~


You know I was doing as much as possible without actually firing up Google Maps (which requires enabling JavaScript), right?

I suspect that WTHAI 4 can only be solved using Google, not competitors like Yahoo! or Microsoft. The distinguishing marks (the clouds) are specific to Google's satellite pass. Though, the apparent change in resolution at the border may not be a coincidence.

I am probably going to bed.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: BTCurious on December 30, 2011, 11:47:45 AM
WTHAI 1: Sri Lanka http://www.sinhala-online.com/sinhala-nae-18-ffffff.jpg
WTHAI 2: Malaysia  Close!
WTHAI 3: Brazil  No
WTHAI 4: Nigeria 
WTHAI 5: China 没有
I'm gonna assume this all means "No", except for the Malaysia one.

I tried Google maps but even small islands are huge, so I'll just verify my guesses first.

WTHAI 1: Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic sea.
WTHAI 2: Indonesia
WTHAI 3: Peru
WTHAI 4: Chad
WTHAI 5: India
WTHAI 6: Germany


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 30, 2011, 05:40:35 PM
WTHAI 1: Sri Lanka http://www.sinhala-online.com/sinhala-nae-18-ffffff.jpg
WTHAI 2: Malaysia  Close!
WTHAI 3: Brazil  No
WTHAI 4: Nigeria 
WTHAI 5: China 没有
I'm gonna assume this all means "No", except for the Malaysia one.

I tried Google maps but even small islands are huge, so I'll just verify my guesses first.

WTHAI 1: Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic sea.  NO
WTHAI 2: Indonesia                                                Yes
WTHAI 3: Peru                                                       Yes
WTHAI 4: Chad                                                      Yes
WTHAI 5: India                                                       Maybe
WTHAI 6: Germany                                                  No


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: RandyFolds on December 30, 2011, 06:20:52 PM
daaaaaaamn, BTCurious is killin' it here...


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: ineededausername on December 30, 2011, 06:40:50 PM
daaaaaaamn, BTCurious is killin' it here...

Off topic: who else keeps reading his username as "bicurious?" xD


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: RandyFolds on December 30, 2011, 06:55:28 PM
daaaaaaamn, BTCurious is killin' it here...

Off topic: who else keeps reading his username as "bicurious?" xD

This came up in another thread...perhaps in the context of Rassah's coffee table and furries.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: BTCurious on December 30, 2011, 08:00:04 PM
I found WTHAI 4. However, pulling back as required by the rules, changes Google images' tileset, so this does not show clearly that what I found is what the picture is.
Instead, I'll provide a link to the location. Anyone can verify easily that this is the exact same location (check the clouds). I trust this will be enough proof:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=chad&hl=de&ll=9.306116,17.987709&spn=0.082499,0.169086&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.901528,86.572266&vpsrc=6&hnear=Tschad&t=h&z=13

It's in Chad, on the border of a national park (which explains the farming on one side of the road, and the green grass on the other).

How much is it worth at the moment? Anyway, any address in my sig will do :)

Cheers!

daaaaaaamn, BTCurious is killin' it here...
Off topic: who else keeps reading his username as "bicurious?" xD
Hmmyes, this was an ill-advised choice on my part. Oh well, this is the internet anyway, so I can tell you about my smoking hot girlfriend, or you can believe I'm bicurious, but we won't be able to prove it anyway :)


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: BTCurious on December 30, 2011, 09:06:51 PM
WTHAI 1: Sri Lanka http://www.sinhala-online.com/sinhala-nae-18-ffffff.jpg
WTHAI 2: Malaysia  Close!
WTHAI 3: Brazil  No
WTHAI 4: Nigeria 
WTHAI 5: China 没有
I'm gonna assume this all means "No", except for the Malaysia one.

I tried Google maps but even small islands are huge, so I'll just verify my guesses first.

WTHAI 1: Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic sea.  NO
WTHAI 2: Indonesia                                                Yes
WTHAI 3: Peru                                                       Yes
WTHAI 4: Chad                                                      Yes
WTHAI 5: India                                                       Maybe
WTHAI 6: Germany                                                  No
WTHAI 1: Hmm, I spent a reasonable amount of time searching, but don't see it. I'm now no longer convinced it's on Bomholm, the other island in the Baltic sea.
WTHAI 2: On the "mainland" of Indonesia, the largest island.
WTHAI 3: Holy crap! All of Peru looks like your picture! I guess it's in the North, in one of the parks.
WTHAI 5: "Maybe" What does that mean? In any case, all of India is apparently made out of old river delta >_< I'm guessing it's near the sea.
WTHAI 6: Ukraine


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: SgtSpike on December 30, 2011, 09:32:03 PM
Got WTHAI #1!   ;D

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=baltic+sea&hl=en&ll=55.210589,14.893593&spn=0.002543,0.005531&geocode=+&hnear=Baltic+Sea&t=h&z=18&vpsrc=6


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: wachtwoord on December 30, 2011, 11:28:26 PM
wow people have actually found two of these. I take my had off.  :)


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: SgtSpike on December 30, 2011, 11:46:32 PM
wow people have actually found two of these. I take my had off.  :)
Yeah but the one I found is only worth .67 BTC now, lol.  :P


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: BTCurious on December 30, 2011, 11:48:18 PM
Got WTHAI #1!   ;D

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=baltic+sea&hl=en&ll=55.210589,14.893593&spn=0.002543,0.005531&geocode=+&hnear=Baltic+Sea&t=h&z=18&vpsrc=6
Dang, Bomholm afterall? I spent tens of minutes searching for that bit of yellow road with some pieces of white close by. Nice find!


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 31, 2011, 01:06:26 AM
This thread has been closed due to the lack of interest!  ;D ;D ;D

Give me a few minutes to work out what's owed, and will post the results as well. Winners feel free to PM me an address as to where you'll like your coins sent.

WTHAI? 7 will soon be published as well.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 31, 2011, 02:14:25 AM
We have our very first winners: BTCurious & SgtSpike (WTHAI? 4 & WTHAI? 1, respectively).

Payouts based on the using of the time stamps of the image's first posting and when the winners first published their findings:

WTHAI? 4: First posted on December 27, 2011, 06:51:45 PM and found Today at 02:00:04 PM. Pays 2.5 BTC, since found before 06:51:45 PM (today).
WTHAI? 1: First posted on December 24, 2011, 07:07:26 PM and found Today at 03:32:03 PM. Pays .3125 BTC, since found before 07:07:26 PM (today).

I've opt to pay out 3 BTC to BTCurious and 1 BTC to SgtSpike, as a special thanks for playing and being the first two winners.

Future payouts will be as follows:

  • 20 BTC if found within the first hour.
  • 10 BTC if found within the next 23 hours.
  • 5 BTC if found before the end of the second day using time stamps (same applies below).
  • 3 BTC if found before the end of the third day.
  • 1.5 BTC if found before the end of the forth day.
  • 1 BTC if found before the end of the fifth day.
  • .5 BTC if found before the end of the sixth day.
  • .1 BTC if found before the end of the seventh day up to 30 days later.

As one can clearly see, this new payout schedule is better than what was originally proposed.

Let the fun continue!

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: SgtSpike on December 31, 2011, 02:19:49 AM
Closed due to lack of interest?  I hope that was a joke!  :)

You can just pay to my firstbits address, 18tkn.  Thanks!  Oh and thanks for the special bonus too!


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 31, 2011, 02:23:23 AM
Closed due to lack of interest?  I hope that was a joke!  :)

You can just pay to my firstbits address, 18tkn.  Thanks!  Oh and thanks for the special bonus too!

It was a joke, Spike. Looking up your address now. Thanks again for playing.

~Bruno~

EDIT: Both payments have now been sent out. I'm sure if that were not the case, you would soon hear from the whiners winners. Also per the rules that I've self-imposed, I owe a 4 BTC donation to Bitcoin100 as a result of these two correct answers. I have yet to honor that commitment, but will post on this thread and the main Bitcoin100 thread when I do such.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 31, 2011, 02:36:01 AM
WTHAI 1: Sri Lanka http://www.sinhala-online.com/sinhala-nae-18-ffffff.jpg
WTHAI 2: Malaysia  Close!
WTHAI 3: Brazil  No
WTHAI 4: Nigeria 
WTHAI 5: China 没有
I'm gonna assume this all means "No", except for the Malaysia one.

I tried Google maps but even small islands are huge, so I'll just verify my guesses first.

WTHAI 1: Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic sea.  NO
WTHAI 2: Indonesia                                                Yes
WTHAI 3: Peru                                                       Yes
WTHAI 4: Chad                                                      Yes
WTHAI 5: India                                                       Maybe
WTHAI 6: Germany                                                  No
WTHAI 1: Hmm, I spent a reasonable amount of time searching, but don't see it. I'm now no longer convinced it's on Bomholm, the other island in the Baltic sea.
WTHAI 2: On the "mainland" of Indonesia, the largest island.
WTHAI 3: Holy crap! All of Peru looks like your picture! I guess it's in the North, in one of the parks.
WTHAI 5: "Maybe" What does that mean? In any case, all of India is apparently made out of old river delta >_< I'm guessing it's near the sea.
WTHAI 6: Ukraine

WTHAI 2: On the "mainland" of Indonesia, the largest island. Only 17,508 to 18,306 islands to go. Get a hoppin'!


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 31, 2011, 03:48:57 AM
Time for WTHAI? 7: Guess the location within the first hour and win 20 BTC. Guess the location during the following 23 hours after the first hour, and win 10 BTC. Once guessed, I'll donate 2 BTC to Bitcoin100 along with paying out the winnings. After 1 month without a correct answer, I will donate 1 BTC to Bitcoin100, then reveal the answer.

Major clues for all 5 yet to be located images:

  • 1. Located by SgtSpike
  • 2. Hall
  • 3. Pan
  • 4. Located by BTCurious
  • 5. Namaste
  • 6. Jzef
  • 7. Northern Hemisphere with Clouds

WTHAI? 7
WTHAI? 7http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7169/6604352041_129cd3a51d_z.jpgWTHAI? 7

New Payout Schedule:

  • 20 BTC if found within the first hour.
  • 10 BTC if found within the next 23 hours.
  • 5 BTC if found before the end of the second day using time stamps (same applies below).
  • 3 BTC if found before the end of the third day.
  • 1.5 BTC if found before the end of the forth day.
  • 1 BTC if found before the end of the fifth day.
  • .5 BTC if found before the end of the sixth day.
  • .1 BTC if found before the end of the seventh day up to 30 days later.

As one can clearly see, this new payout schedule is better than what was originally proposed.

Let the fun continue!


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: BTCurious on December 31, 2011, 01:18:37 PM
I was totally going to search some more for this, and interpret your hints, but with the rally just now I don't have any time anymore before going to a new year's party. So, happy new year, and I'll be back next year :)


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: wachtwoord on December 31, 2011, 02:23:41 PM
Is WTAI 5 near Sanfebagar, Nepal?


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 31, 2011, 04:57:45 PM
Is WTAI 5 near Sanfebagar, Nepal?

No!

I was totally going to search some more for this, and interpret your hints, but with the rally just now I don't have any time anymore before going to a new year's party. So, happy new year, and I'll be back next year :)

And I thought for sure you were going to be the first repeat winner. Here's looking at the stroke of midnight.

http://www.imacstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/stroke-of-midnight-hd-ipad.jpg

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: ineededausername on December 31, 2011, 05:56:44 PM
Anyone interested in somehow making a bot to find these?  Think of Phin's payouts as a bounty for making a useful service ;)


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 01, 2012, 02:10:51 AM
Anyone interested in somehow making a bot to find these?  Think of Phin's payouts as a bounty for making a useful service ;)

I'll assume you didn't see this rule, ineededausernametojointhisbbstomesswithbrunoscontest.  ;D

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8. I reserve the right to cancel this contest if I see or smell robot droppings.

WTHAI? 8 will be posted shortly.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 01, 2012, 02:41:31 AM
Time for WTHAI? 8: Guess the location within the first hour and win 20 BTC. Guess the location during the following 23 hours after the first hour, and win 10 BTC. Once guessed, I'll donate 2 BTC to Bitcoin100 along with paying out the winnings. After 1 month without a correct answer, I will donate 1 BTC to Bitcoin100, then reveal the answer.

Major clues for all 7 yet to be located images:

  • 1. Located by SgtSpike
  • 2. B
  • 3. P
  • 4. Located by BTCurious
  • 5. I
  • 6. P
  • 7. I
  • 8. A

WTHAI? 8
WTHAI? 8http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6610061893_1de1ce65ce.jpgWTHAI? 8

New Payout Schedule:

  • 20 BTC if found within the first hour.
  • 10 BTC if found within the next 23 hours.
  • 5 BTC if found before the end of the second day using time stamps (same applies below).
  • 3 BTC if found before the end of the third day.
  • 1.5 BTC if found before the end of the forth day.
  • 1 BTC if found before the end of the fifth day.
  • .5 BTC if found before the end of the sixth day.
  • .1 BTC if found before the end of the seventh day up to 30 days later.

As one can clearly see, this new payout schedule is better than what was originally offered.

Let the fun continue!



Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: wachtwoord on January 01, 2012, 02:26:29 PM
I think 6 is near Vilnius (because of the clue and the appearance of the woods around Vilnius). I just think I really suck at this game, I really can't find any of these :D

And with respect to the number 3 hint. Pan flutes are really popular in Peru. I checked out some of the find places of Peruvian pan flutes (temples) but it looks really different. Google loads really slowly in Peru as well and the colorings are quite inconsistent as well. No clue.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: ineededausername on January 01, 2012, 03:52:06 PM
Anyone interested in somehow making a bot to find these?  Think of Phin's payouts as a bounty for making a useful service ;)

I'll assume you didn't see this rule, ineededausernametojointhisbbstomesswithbrunoscontest.  ;D

Quote
8. I reserve the right to cancel this contest if I see or smell robot droppings.

WTHAI? 8 will be posted shortly.

~Bruno~


Haha, didn't see that. :)


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 01, 2012, 05:56:26 PM
I think 6 is near Vilnius (because of the clue and the appearance of the woods around Vilnius). I just think I really suck at this game, I really can't find any of these :D

And with respect to the number 3 hint. Pan flutes are really popular in Peru. I checked out some of the find places of Peruvian pan flutes (temples) but it looks really different. Google loads really slowly in Peru as well and the colorings are quite inconsistent as well. No clue.

Yep! You really suck at this game. You take the time to get so close, inform others your damn good findings, then give up. After providing you this kind revelation, care to give it another whirl?

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: wachtwoord on January 01, 2012, 07:26:19 PM
It did, and now I am done. I just spent an hour charting the area around Vilnius and if it is there I am not going to find it. I hope someone else find's it before I am tempted to go look again.

BTW: if anyone is ever lost in the area around Vilnius, give me a call since I am an expert now :)

edit:

I guess posting this on Mechanical Turk goes against the spirit of the game right? ;) (if it isn't clear: this is a joke)


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 01, 2012, 08:37:16 PM
It did, and now I am done. I just spent an hour charting the area around Vilnius and if it is there I am not going to find it. I hope someone else find's it before I am tempted to go look again.

BTW: if anyone is ever lost in the area around Vilnius, give me a call since I am an expert now :)

edit:

I guess posting this on Mechanical Turk goes against the spirit of the game right? ;) (if it isn't clear: this is a joke)

My dad was born outside of Vilnius. To clarify my post to you, Peru is spot on, while Lithuania is close. Sorry for having you becoming an expert on my fatherland.

Quote
I guess posting this on Mechanical Turk goes against the spirit of the game right?

Although the results will make the contest too easy, thus shutting this down, perhaps if you present it to those on Mechanical Turk in such a way that they would tackle the problem. I suggest doing so without mentioning this contest, thereby someone reading the rules may decide that it's not worth their time. If a solution is found by that team, imagine how that tool could possibly be used for other applications,  a tool that may otherwise not be developed for years to come if it weren't presented earlier. You may even be able to win a couple coins in the process. Good luck with this endeavor.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: SgtSpike on January 01, 2012, 09:44:43 PM
I'm no good with the clues given!  The first one was easy because it was so narrowed-down.  I fear I'm not even close with any of the others though...


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 01, 2012, 11:35:59 PM
I'm no good with the clues given!  The first one was easy because it was so narrowed-down.  I fear I'm not even close with any of the others though...

You should at least have the countries for 2, 3 and 5, with 6 not that far behind. 7 is not that bad, and will get easier. 8 is a little tougher.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: BTCurious on January 02, 2012, 12:29:38 AM
WTHAI 2: Sumatra
WTHAI 3: Near Chilca
WTHAI 5: The Indian subcontinent, but not India
WTHAI 6: Belarus
WTHAI 7: California
WTHAI 8: United States


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 02, 2012, 12:41:58 AM
WTHAI 2: Sumatra
WTHAI 3: Near Chilca
WTHAI 5: The Indian subcontinent, but not India
WTHAI 6: Belarus
WTHAI 7: California
WTHAI 8: United States

You're good at this, BTCurious. You are 25% correct.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 02, 2012, 12:57:33 AM
Time for WTHAI? 9: Guess the location within the first hour and win 20 BTC. Guess the location during the following 23 hours after the first hour, and win 10 BTC. Once guessed, I'll donate 2 BTC to Bitcoin100 along with paying out the winnings. After 1 month without a correct answer, I will donate 1 BTC to Bitcoin100, then reveal the answer.

Major clues for all 7 yet to be located images:

  • 1. Located by SgtSpike
  • 2. B
  • 3. P
  • 4. Located by BTCurious
  • 5. I
  • 6. P
  • 7. I
  • 8. A
  • 9. Chances are you'll never visit this country with, or without, clouds.

WTHAI? 9
WTHAI? 9http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6616265593_e8bc2b6baa.jpgWTHAI? 9

New Payout Schedule:

  • 20 BTC if found within the first hour.
  • 10 BTC if found within the next 23 hours.
  • 5 BTC if found before the end of the second day using time stamps (same applies below).
  • 3 BTC if found before the end of the third day.
  • 1.5 BTC if found before the end of the forth day.
  • 1 BTC if found before the end of the fifth day.
  • .5 BTC if found before the end of the sixth day.
  • .1 BTC if found before the end of the seventh day up to 30 days later.

As one can clearly see, this new payout schedule is better than what was originally offered.

Let the fun continue!


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: BTCurious on January 02, 2012, 01:16:31 AM
WTHAI 2: Sumatra
WTHAI 3: Near Chilca
WTHAI 5: The Indian subcontinent, but not India
WTHAI 6: Belarus
WTHAI 7: California
WTHAI 8: United States

You're good at this, BTCurious. You are 25% correct.

Ah crap, that's a horrible hint, damnit :P

And those letters aren't really clear either Hmm


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: the joint on January 02, 2012, 01:28:57 AM
#9 Tibet?


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Mushroomized on January 02, 2012, 03:05:17 AM
Is #9 Japan?


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 02, 2012, 03:46:15 AM
WTHAI 2: Sumatra
WTHAI 3: Near Chilca
WTHAI 5: The Indian subcontinent, but not India
WTHAI 6: Belarus
WTHAI 7: California
WTHAI 8: United States

You're good at this, BTCurious. You are 25% correct.

Ah crap, that's a horrible hint, damnit :P

And those letters aren't really clear either Hmm

Every letter but one is the first letter of the name of the country where the image originates from.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: dani147624 on January 02, 2012, 10:26:33 PM

I just got whitelisted, so I can post that I have found the solution.

Here it is:
http://dani147624.dyndns.org/pub/WTHAI_3.png

This is hosted on my home computer, so it might not always be available.

Edit: forgot to post bitcoin address: 1MaqbiEFQp1RrsJkUVRvw3S9j8dFkVEsYN


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 02, 2012, 10:29:09 PM

I just got whitelisted, so I can post that I have found the solution.

Here it is:
http://dani147624.dyndns.org/pub/WTHAI_3.png

This is hosted on my home computer, so it might not always be available.

WOW! That's amazing! Two locations on the opposite side of the globe with the same exact terrain.  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 03, 2012, 02:43:19 AM
dani147624 Found WTHAI? 3.

Time for WTHAI? 10: Guess the location within the first hour and win 20 BTC. Guess the location during the following 23 hours after the first hour, and win 10 BTC. Once guessed, I'll donate 2 BTC to Bitcoin100 along with paying out the winnings. After 1 month without a correct answer, I will donate 1 BTC to Bitcoin100, then reveal the answer.

Major clues for all 7 yet to be located images:

  • 1. Located by SgtSpike
  • 2. Denpasar
  • 3. Located by dani147624
  • 4. Located by BTCurious
  • 5. Daskroi
  • 6. Mieszko
  • 7. Maize
  • 8. Tourism = 80% of GDP
  • 9. Once a Province of the Roman Empire
  • 10. Saint Paul

WTHAI? 10
WTHAI? 10http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6624791567_1dc0fa6b1f_z.jpgWTHAI? 10

Payout Schedule:

  • 20 BTC if found within the first hour.
  • 10 BTC if found within the next 23 hours.
  • 5 BTC if found before the end of the second day using time stamps (same applies below).
  • 3 BTC if found before the end of the third day.
  • 1.5 BTC if found before the end of the forth day.
  • 1 BTC if found before the end of the fifth day.
  • .5 BTC if found before the end of the sixth day.
  • .1 BTC if found before the end of the seventh day up to 30 days later.

Let the fun continue!


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: SgtSpike on January 03, 2012, 04:36:53 AM
Found #8!!  :D

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=andorra&hl=en&ll=42.447275,1.705284&spn=0.071821,0.169086&sll=44.118316,-123.186394&sspn=0.008734,0.021136&vpsrc=6&hnear=Andorra&t=h&z=13

Can send the reward to my firstbits, 18tkn.

Thanks for doing this contest, it's really a lot of fun.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 03, 2012, 05:13:54 AM
Found #8!!  :D

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=andorra&hl=en&ll=42.447275,1.705284&spn=0.071821,0.169086&sll=44.118316,-123.186394&sspn=0.008734,0.021136&vpsrc=6&hnear=Andorra&t=h&z=13

Can send the reward to my firstbits, 18tkn.

Thanks for doing this contest, it's really a lot of fun.

Amazing that some guy would have a contest without attaching a product or service to it, with the exception of bringing awareness to Bitcoin100, that is.

Nice find, SgtSpike. Now you'll have to wait 60 days before playing again since you're the first two-time winner.  ;D (only kidding)

The time stamp for WTHAI? 8 was December 31, 2011, 08:41:31 PM, and your posting time was Today at 10:36:53 PM, therefore I owe you 3 BTC. How does it feel to have something owed to you?  ;D I'm sending the coins as soon I post this post by clicking the post button...I'm almost ready to click it...BRB! Somebody's at the door...Back! Ready to almost click that post button...Click!...I think it's broken...I'm stuck on this page, and I want to get off so badly to pay you.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: SgtSpike on January 03, 2012, 05:28:34 AM
Lol, thanks, I look forward to it!


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 03, 2012, 06:03:02 AM
Lol, thanks, I look forward to it!

You should have it by now. Thanks for playing, you dog!

~Bruno~


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: the joint on January 03, 2012, 06:57:11 AM
Is #9 Syria?

Either way, check out Syria Jordan really fast, zoom in, and see what I've been sifting through for the past 10 minutes.  

I think I have accomplished 2 things:  wasting time, and getting frustrated with Syria's geography   ;D

Edit:  Amazingly cool fractal geography on a large scale, though.

Edit 2:  Nevermind, haha.  I realized I had scrolled down past Syria (had my tags turned off in Google Maps) and was looking in the Jordan area.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Mushroomized on January 03, 2012, 04:25:33 PM
#10 is Cilicia Turkey?


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: dani147624 on January 10, 2012, 08:03:54 PM
Why are there no new pictures and clues? Did you decide not to continue?  ???


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 11, 2012, 12:36:35 AM
Why are there no new pictures and clues? Did you decide not to continue?  ???

Terribly sidetracked at the moment, coupled with the development of a bot to gain a competitive edge.


Title: Re: Contest: WTHAI?: Win up to 20 BTC Daily
Post by: caffeinewriter on November 10, 2012, 02:33:36 AM
I'd love to see something like this come back, with less opportunities for a bot to force competitive advantages.