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Re: THE 2005 HINT!!!!!!!!!

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And Reason #0 - Releasing them as "clues" is a great use for all those left over fortune cookie fortunes acquired while munching down on take-out Chinese food during build season!

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A word from DAVE! Passed down from on high - what can it mean? Chinese food - China's on the other side of the world..... We have to compete while standing on our heads. And not just Chinese food, but "Take-out Chinese food"! What can that mean? We enter the field but can't start until we leave, it must be a human player clue. And why "Munching down"? I've got it - the team that makes the smallest stack wins! But wait, this is reason number zero - could there be something binary involved? Torment us no longer, Oh most great and knowledgable Dave. We savor your every utterance.
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Re: THE 2005 HINT!!!!!!!!!

Or could this be a reference to the Great Wall???
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Re: THE 2005 HINT!!!!!!!!!

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And Reason #0 - Releasing them as "clues" is a great use for all those left over fortune cookie fortunes acquired while munching down on take-out Chinese food during build season!

-dave
Wow! A great series of clues?
Well…. using the S.W.A.G. method of deduction (Stupid Wild A** Guess), here I go:
Knowing Dave’s superior writing skills, the crafting of this sentence must contain numerous game clues.
1. The use of “releasing them” is an obvious clues.
2. Fortune cookies are desserts served in Chinese restaurants; remember the previous statement: “Eat dessert first”? And these cookies are also "containers" with "contain" (the messages).
3. Take-outs are also call “Take Away” in other countries; so you got to take something away.
4. Take-outs are also associated with a container with contain. Do we put something in the container or delivery something in a container.
5. And what is another word for munching? To consume? To TAKE AWAY?
6. What are “clues” but field elements. So “left over” are additional field elements that much be collected after removal of the containers?

Disclaimer: if you believe my S.W.A.G., then I have a NYC bridge to sell ya!
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How much???
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Re: THE 2005 HINT!!!!!!!!!

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Disclaimer: if you believe my S.W.A.G., then I have a NYC bridge to sell ya!
which one I hope not the Brooklyn Bridge b/c thats been on the market for years and has had numerous owners. I am currently the Realtor trying to sell it now got a good deal going. If you believe Rich's S.W.A.G. I will not only sell the bklyn bridge to you but I'll throw in a pair of Subway Tracks of any line of your choice for free. This package is for limited time only so act now our agents are standing by. Call in the next 10 minutes and we'll give you an additional 2 subway tracks to the ones already in the package.



OK game hint deciphered - Spelling ? too lazy to hit spell check

Maybe the field is in a different shape - no longer a rectangular shape
Maybe more robots on the field (say 3 on 3)
Maybe obstacles all over the field and the center of the field will be excluded for a safe zone to score points
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Re: THE 2005 HINT!!!!!!!!!

Perhaps we'll be allowed to use fireworks as nonfunctional decorations.


oooo... perhaps Dave Lavery is foreshadowing the China Regional!

eh? eh?

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Re: THE 2005 HINT!!!!!!!!!

I have just recently heard this rumor:

The current FIRST field is at the end of it's life. FIRST wants fields to last 5 years and this would be the 6th year for this field.

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Dave Lavery said to look at John Neun's picture, that picture shows a robot playing the 1998 game Ladder Logic. The last time the field was significantly changed

Could we see a major field change this year?!
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Re: THE 2005 HINT!!!!!!!!!

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I have just recently heard this rumor:

The current FIRST field is at the end of it's life. FIRST wants fields to last 5 years and this would be the 6th year for this field.

Pure speculation:
Dave Lavery said to look at John Neun's picture, that picture shows a robot playing the 1998 game Ladder Logic. The last time the field was significantly changed

Could we see a major field change this year?!
Possible, acutally, very likely, but I don't think we will see a general square size change, nor a change in the expensive controll areas. Think about it guys, middle is out, mabey it pertains to the field as well as the scoring objects (heck, mabey even the amount of time given...)
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Re: THE 2005 HINT!!!!!!!!!

So the real hint is

While wearing Amethyst colored glasses, John Neun gave George Burns the following riddle: "Look closely and you will see something between Pi, You and Me."

Any ideas? I have too many
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Re: THE 2005 HINT!!!!!!!!!

It's probably a good idea to keep discussion of the official hint in one thread -- not this one, either.
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Re: THE 2005 HINT!!!!!!!!!

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So the real hint is

While wearing Amethyst colored glasses, John Neun gave George Burns the following riddle: "Look closely and you will see something between Pi, You and Me."

Any ideas? I have too many
Tigers! The robots are going to have to go up against tigers! While trapped in a lifeboat! PETA is going to have a field day with this...

Okay, it should go to one thread, but I think the tiger statement should stay...

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