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DanielG



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I've tried to convert it into 5 GPS coordinates, however all 5 are in sea.
Is this a good path to follow or am I totally barking up the wrong tree?
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:22 pm View user's profile Send private message
fridolin



Joined: 30 Nov 2008
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Its a good direction but i can't say more Wink
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:33 am View user's profile Send private message
DanielG



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Should I take that "direction" literal or not Wink
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MerickOWA



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I don't remember the coordinates being in the water, but they may appear that way at first.
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:08 pm View user's profile Send private message
honze



Joined: 03 Nov 2008
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I looked at these 5 numbers and they start all with 00. If you make an international phone call from Germany to any other country, you would dial 00 and then the country code. (Dunno if that works for other countries.)

I looked the countries up, but for the third I can't find a country. So I think I am wrong.
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Axxaran



Joined: 19 Jul 2010
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After hours of trying some strange names of excotic towns in the direction, it would be nice get some more hints. Are the names in the native language, or whatever?
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:15 pm View user's profile Send private message
ShadowWidow



Joined: 09 Nov 2010
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Can somebody gibe me a little hint ?

I have trid to use these numbers as geo location:
Code:
0023021191310843 = N 0.230211 E 91.310843
0050286091123267 = N 0.502860 E 91.123267
0014465890424072 = N 0.144658 E 90.424072
0038063490225388 = N 0.380634 E 90.225388
0050113189282402 = N 0.501131 E 89.282402

But these 5 Positions are all a in the sea, west from Malaysia - but thats not the solution.
Am i totaly wrong or am i on the right track ?


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Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:01 pm View user's profile Send private message
alalkeimst



Joined: 01 Feb 2011
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Pretty tricky challenge! You just have to search the whole world to solve this one Wink
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:26 am View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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Joined: 28 May 2011
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ShadowWidow wrote:

I have trid to use these numbers as geo location:
0023021191310843 = N 0.230211 E 91.310843
0050286091123267 = N 0.502860 E 91.123267
0014465890424072 = N 0.144658 E 90.424072
0038063490225388 = N 0.380634 E 90.225388
0050113189282402 = N 0.501131 E 89.282402


Doesn't sound like a bad approach, but: How do we know if it's not, say, N 23.0211 E 9.1310843? Depending on where you put the decimal point, that could generate different coordinates.

Is there a common convention on how to convert this type of data?
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:41 pm View user's profile Send private message
DaymItzJack



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Just solved this challenge, I have to say it's pretty stupid. Not only did you have you fix the numbers some how (or I just don't understand it correctly), the numbers given weren't even really close to the answer at all and I once again just guessed and found out I was correct.
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:04 pm View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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DaymItzJack wrote:
Just solved this challenge, I have to say it's pretty stupid.


Why am I not surprised? Confused
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:04 pm View user's profile Send private message
satfreak666



Joined: 16 May 2011
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DaymItzJack wrote:
Just solved this challenge, I have to say it's pretty stupid. Not only did you have you fix the numbers some how (or I just don't understand it correctly), the numbers given weren't even really close to the answer at all and I once again just guessed and found out I was correct.


Actually the coordinates resolve to an "x" ...
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:46 am View user's profile Send private message
bsguedes



Joined: 24 Feb 2009
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ShadowWidow almost wrote the answer in this thread... remember the coordinate system has four quadrants.
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:16 pm View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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bsguedes wrote:
remember the coordinate system has four quadrants.


And quadrants have algebraic signs, or so I learned at school. Wink

What I mean is that this information has been omitted from the data we have been given - am I right?
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:43 pm View user's profile Send private message
bsguedes



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Maybe... whatever, this thread almost writes the answer for this challenge with all the hints given...
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:20 am View user's profile Send private message
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