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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

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You know, the funny thing was when I saw Janes post the first thing I thought of was lolcats
Well, it's an idiom for one thing, but I was having just a little more fun with it. Just being silly, but if you guys like the lolcats, that's cool, too.

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Edit: response to Andrew's post below -

bee's knees and cat's whiskers = height of excellence. Probably at that time, the crystal radio and use of the cat's whisker was innovative and new, thus - a standard or height of excellence. If you think about it, innovation is not necessarily permanent - that's why so much value is placed on innovation. It drives change, exploration, and development.
cat's pajamas = daring and new (Apparently, around the 1920s, they were daring and new.)

I could have said:
eel's ankles - but that would open another can of worms in the water game department
elephant's instep - would probably fall flat here in CD
and then we have -
snake's hip - I have nooooo idea... that one is a little hard to grasp.

I rather thought cat's whiskers was a great pun in a couple of areas.
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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

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Well, it's an idiom for one thing, but I was having just a little more fun with it. Just being silly, but if you guys like the lolcats, that's cool, too.

Andrew, sometimes there's nothing sweeter than karma.
Oh, shiny. I think that was a much cooler read than any lolcat.

I've heard "the cat's meow" before but never "cat's whiskers". According to freedictionary.com it means "to be better than everyone else." Well, color me confused.

Jane, I am now way over my 'things learned today' quota.
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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

you mean ....









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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

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you mean ....









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Ohhh, Ohhh ... a hint, a hint.

The game must have something to do with ceiling cat


or not
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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

No I think that is just a basket with a cat's head in it...
So a guillotine game....
eh?

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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

Well, the cat is in a basket. That's the main object of the picture (besides the lolcat, but that's obvious). So I'm guessing that's significant. We'll be placing, and therefore scoring, game pieces into "baskets" that can be picked up and moved. So like a movable scoring area (sort of like last year, only more manual transportation). Placing these baskets on a high area will receive bonus points (the lolcat is on top of a shelf). That's my guess. But this isn't really an official hint, and the real hints aren't much help anyways
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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

What you really need to ask yourself when you look at this "hint" is "Why am I in this basket? And where are you taking me?" because that's what you get with so called clues like this...

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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

I swear there's a watermark behind that lolcat. Somebody with better software than me care to do some in-depth analysis?

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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

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I swear there's a watermark behind that lolcat. Somebody with better software than me care to do some in-depth analysis?

Basketcat = Redherring of the new decade
I'm thinking that Dave needs a nap and if he is placed somewhere out of reach, the world is a safer and saner place.

Is saner a word?
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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

Dave is subtlely announcing that there is a new requirement to post a lolcatz photo on our robots somewhere. The next part is the annoucement of a new award: the red herring award.

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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

So...back to the pool. Who say's it has to be filled with water? It could be filled with game pieces - of different shapes maybe. And maybe it has high walls. And maybe we need to use our new caemras from last year that can actually see things to see over the wall, and send back to our new operator station netbooks....?

Other than nabdwidth requirements, it might be feasible.
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So...back to the pool. Who say's it has to be filled with water?
I'm thinking motor pool.

What if, each alliance has a pile of AndyMark equipment in front of them. They then have 2:00 minutes to assemble said equipment, and build a working robot that will race to the other side and grab the other alliance's flag.
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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

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Re: Is It a Hint or Not?

You're all missing some very critical points:
1. Cat's don't like water -- therefore it's not a water game.
Second: Networking is involved (as in Cat-5 cable)
C> It's often been said that managing engineers is like herding cats. My guess is that need to pick up and deliver felines to certain locations
Quite obvious when you look at all the facts.
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