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deasmom
Deasmom  (Level: 83.7 - Posts: 39)
Sat, 7th Feb '09 9:31 AM

WHO/WHERE AM I QUESTION.

Is there a program that people can use? How do people solve these with only one square removed?

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sat, 7th Feb '09 9:53 AM

I don't know about a program, but Wikipedia Commons and Google Images is where I find the ones I don't recognize. If you can identify some item or feature in the image you search for that, such as "cow statue" or "indian chief" or "modernistic blue building". I try to identify buildings by the style of architecture, the era by the quality of the photo, hairstyles, clothing, etc. Looking for things like "largest" and "oldest" is also sometimes helpful.



aetrout
Aetrout  (Level: 215.0 - Posts: 76)
Sat, 7th Feb '09 10:19 AM

Thank you to Smoke for sharing that information. I was wondering also how the puzzles were being solved. I will try to play the game more using that information.

Alyssa

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 7th Feb '09 11:25 AM

You're a peach, or would that be a Florida orange, Donna Thanks for helping build the community

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 7th Feb '09 11:49 AM

I wish there was a program that would help. I'd be first in line to buy it.

I try to categorize things, like Smoke said, and look for clues in the photo that may indicate time the photo was taken, occupation of the person, location of the place, kind of building, etc. Early on when I first started trying to solve these things, I spent hours online looking at Wiki sources and other places. Later on, I decided I couldn't spend that much time on it; but, ironically, now sometimes I remember a photo or time frame I looked up weeks ago, and that gives me a hint on where I should look.

The other thing - and this is just trial and error - is the wording you put in the search bar when you are looking. Sometimes "old" will do it, but at other times "antique" is better. I'm not sure, but I think Google Image search relies on how the photo is described or named in words on the website where the photo resides. So, you are at the mercy of how it is named by the source who uploaded it.

Good luck, and I wish you many "green screens"! (That's how you'll know you've won.)

(Oh, and check out the thread on Trivial Tangents started by Tresgatos. Sometimes the solvers mention how they solved a particular puzzle.)

deasmom
Deasmom  (Level: 83.7 - Posts: 39)
Sun, 8th Feb '09 9:27 AM

Thanks!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6643)
Sun, 8th Feb '09 4:52 PM

Thanks smoke; I've not tried anything but regular google; will try again.


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