Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

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Re: Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

Post by Dann Corbit » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:57 pm

My guesses and whys:
1. HGM (variant)
2. Mclaine (Mephisto, Dedicated)
3. Uri Blass (thanks)
4. Ed Schroder (Prodeo)
5. Larry Kaufman (Fischer, Kasparov, Kramnik)
6. Dann Corbit (Science, Reason, Question)
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Re: Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

Post by chrisw » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:13 pm

Dann Corbit wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:57 pm
My guesses and whys:
1. HGM (variant)
2. Mclaine (Mephisto, Dedicated)
3. Uri Blass (thanks)
4. Ed Schroder (Prodeo)
5. Larry Kaufman (Fischer, Kasparov, Kramnik)
6. Dann Corbit (Science, Reason, Question)
Very good.
1. Is hgm, correct
2. Is indeed mclane, correct
3. Is incorrect
4. Is Ed Schroder, correct
5. Incorrect
6. Incorrect

I did think the wordclouds were sort of technically boring, the CTF ones are way more fun(!), but the suggestions being offered for the wrong ones, 3,5 and 6 are, for me anyway, utterly fascinating. I didn’t realise that somehow, something is being shown that people are picking up on.

Nobody tried to guess 3 or 5, yet, but we had four shots at 6, all wrong, me, Ed, Bob, a private suggestion of Vas (it isn’t) and you picked yourself. In their own way, each one a sort of star of the forum at one time or another. Interesting, as they say, especially when I know who it actually is.

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Re: Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:15 am

Perhaps I'm number 3?
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Re: Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

Post by Daniel Shawul » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:26 am

This is like an online fingerprint/dna :) I can envision what mine will be ... engine authors are pretty predictable i think.

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Re: Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

Post by Ovyron » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:55 am

A more interesting question is if 3, 5 or 6 can recognize themselves :)
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Re: Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

Post by chrisw » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:25 am

Graham Banks wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:15 am
Perhaps I'm number 3?
Incorrect.

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Re: Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

Post by chrisw » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:47 am

Daniel Shawul wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:26 am
This is like an online fingerprint/dna :) I can envision what mine will be ... engine authors are pretty predictable i think.
I give you a clue, 3,5 and 6 are not engine authors nor programmers

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Re: Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

Post by chrisw » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:31 am

Well, as of lunchtime in Europe, each wordcloud png has been downloaded 235 times, or more accurately 234, 235, 235 downloads for each one. Probably everybody who reads has seen them.

So, time for a big hint, since three of the six remain uncovered.

The six posters, in random order, are:
Fernando, Ed Schroeder, mclane, Rolf Tueschen, hgm and Terry McCracken.

That should make it easier. Three left, and the three possibilities given. Btw if anyone wants to preserve the WordClouds, feel free, I'll have to delete them shortly to make space on the board software to put up the next six.

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Re: Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

Post by Henk » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:46 pm

I did not see the word bug so i knew i was safe.

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Re: Guess the Poster CCC-WordCloud Fun Competition

Post by Paloma » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:19 pm

5. Fernando
6. Terry McCracken

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