TAG-O-RAMA 2019

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StuInMcCandless
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Well, at least we know where the thing is. It’s just a matter of getting to it. The earliest I’m getting up that way is about sunset Friday, so it shouldn’t take too much to beat me there.

Heh, my path up there would take me right past Darlene Harris’s house.


The Iguana
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I guess I forgot to hit SUBMIT this afternoon.

For the whiners and to spare Stu the climb.

The tag:

WDSY 107.9 MHz FM

40° 28′ 20.28″ N, 79° 59′ 40.2″ W

2019-05-02_05-06-13

[a number of years ago I posted a tag that addressed this location issue;  when the tag was acquired from a distant location and I suggested it wasn’t a valid pick-up, I was ignored… just make the rules that suit you…but at least, be consistent and in agreement… @eric, @paulheckbert seem to know it all..even if not in agreement. לחיים.]

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jonawebb
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In the case you raised you were trying to get people to take a picture of the tag from a certain location, which wasn’t anywhere near the closest they could get to the actual tag. In Paul’s case, he wanted you to get reasonably close to the tag. (Paul also objected to a tag pickup I made, but in that case I won because I really was about as close as I could get to the tag, barring scrambling down the hill or approaching it from a completely different set of streets.)
You were trying to add a new constraint on the tag pickup, as I see it — take it from a particular location (you also tried, I think, to enforce that the tag pickup had to be made as a particular time). Paul is merely enforcing the “as best as possible” constraint in Rule #1.


The Iguana
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@jonawebb Thanks for clarifying that…Your My Hoochie Coochie Man.

So much for pleasat trees:

NEW TAG:

Your target this time is more ornithological than botanical. Look for a large raptor and colorful robins and an elderly gentleman’s farm. So get going…we gotta keep this game moving:

2019-05-04_01-05-00

[If there are too many words, feel free to remove any offensive ones; if there are not enough hints, feel free to add any of your favorites]


StuInMcCandless
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What I’m looking for is a bike. Is that little loop thing I see part of your handle grips? I can’t tell from your tag pick-up photo.


paulheckbert
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yes


paulheckbert
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I haven’t figured this one out, but here’s one way to interpret the hint: not birds, but fast food or other business chains.


jstalnaker2112
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Ok, here is my best shot.  I have hays bald eagle, then red Robin in waterfront.  Only old man farm I can think of is Bob Evan’s, but none of those nearby.

That is my best shot, now let the smart people go to work.


StuInMcCandless
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large raptor could be Giant Eagle – plenty of them around

colorful robins – I can’t think of a Red Robin around here, but it is a chain

elderly gentleman’s farm? – hmmm, nothing comes to mind – neighborhood? borough? landmark?


Ornoth
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Location: 40.412797, -79.909623


Ornoth
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Thank you for the hint Paul. You’re a lady and a gentleman.

New tag:

Take a swim, borrow a book, see a show. But don’t try boarding your kat there…


paulheckbert
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Gee, thanks! (?)

:-)


The Iguana
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Carnehie Library of Homestead

https://earth.app.goo.gl/2wbeCZ

2019-05-08_04-56-37

 


StuInMcCandless
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In particular, @katzenmiau might have something to say about that, though I’m sure she’d find the place interesting.


paulheckbert
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Iguana: got new tag?


The Iguana
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@paulheckbert: got 146 minutes.


The Iguana
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New Tag:

2019-05-10_02-21-26

How old are you?

I see peaches…not on the tree…in a bowl…in the past…My age then, in lizard years, was the 9th Fibonacci number… … …

…stop whining… it’s 3-squared plus 5-squared…3 and 5 are also Fibonacci numbers. That’s not surprising since the sum of the squares of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers is always a Fibonacci number:

F(n) + F(n+1) = F(2n+1)

,,,

Oh yea, I’m 3 x 3 x 7 lizard years old now. How old R U?

Whew…and with 90 minutes to spare.

[I’ll bet you don’t believe that the clue was formulated before the tag was identified.]


paulheckbert
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Need clearer hint.


The Iguana
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football.

[It’s gonna be a race to the tag now.]


paulheckbert
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This game is supposed to be about cycling and exploring, not about spending hours at home solving too-difficult puzzles. If tags are going unsolved for a week even in nice weather, that’s a sign that they’re too hard.


StuInMcCandless
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Gotta agree. I have no idea where to start. My first hunch was there would be a football field between 34th and 35th streets with a children’s playground. Such a thing does not exist.

The clues given are more confusing than helpful. I’m already a half hour into this, and nothing.

For that matter, I have yet to properly locate the angle iron in the river.

In the past, if I could not pick up a tag, I could usually figure out where it was and contribute an additional bit of info so someone else could. But I don’t even know what side of what rivers to start looking, and there are dozens of nursery schools and elementary playgrounds inside the box.

I have three tags I could set. Can we please get this game rolling?


jstalnaker2112
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40.447545,-80.025980 @stuinmccandless the iron bar tag can be seen from the doorway in the middle of that concrete frame before westend bridge. About here 40.447545,-80.025980

I ride by it twice a day and still took me 3 days to find it once we knew where it was located

 

As for current tag it is not: 12th or 39th st Southside, 40th st lawrenceville, 2 parks in mexician wars streets.  I haven’t tried to decifer the clue those are just where kid and I go to play.


Ornoth
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Location: 40.464247, -79.917342
Nearest intersection: Auburn St & Indiana Way


paulheckbert
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Hey Iguana: your Fibonacci recurrence formula is wrong.


jonawebb
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yay good work Ornoth.
I don’t get any of the clues, so if somebody could explain them I would appreciate it.


The Iguana
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RE: @paulheckbert

“Hey Iguana: your Fibonacci recurrence formula is wrong.”

And:

“That’s not surprising since the sum of the squares of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers is always a Fibonacci number:

F(n) + F(n+1) = F(2n+1) ”

The formula as stated in words is correct, I forgot to square the terms on the left side. Thanx.

F^2 (n) + F^2 (n+1) = F(2n+1)

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paulheckbert
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Some of The Iguana’s hints are more reasonable difficulty (e.g. “large raptor and colorful robins and an elderly gentleman’s farm. So get going”) but the West End Bridge homeless camp and the Auburn peach bowl tags were too obscure, ground the game to a halt for a week or more. There’s less shame in posting an easy tag than posting a too-hard one.


The Iguana
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<div align=”left”>
<p dir=”ltr”>Some of @paulheckbert s comments are unreasonable and some are not:</p>

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<p dir=”ltr”>From</p>

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<p dir=”ltr”>: https://www.bikepgh.org/message-board/topic/message-board-updates-and-constructive-ideas/page/10/#post-363115</p>

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<div align=”left”>
<p dir=”ltr”>it seems that a year or two ago, changes were made to the web system that resulted in much longer response times (like 5 or 10 seconds instead of 1 second) and that drove away most of the users. I think that, by itself, is the main cause of the decline of this messageboard [which includes tagorama…</p>

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<p dir=”ltr”>]</p>

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<p dir=”ltr”>Hmmm:</p>

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<p dir=”ltr”>”that, by itself, is the main cause of the decline of this messageboard”</p>

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<p dir=”ltr”>There’s less shame in being transparent and consistent than not.</p>


Ornoth
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New Tag:

When Big Bird visited his uncle G.E. at the office, he called this “The most remarkable intersection I’ve ever seen!”

Be warned: This image might be temporarily offline later tonight (5/22) due to Flickr migration downtime.


StuInMcCandless
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Image visible 6:30 a.m., Th5/23.


The Iguana
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I’ve been riding around all day, as I have  day to ride (@eric you know it)…all along the Black Detour; those people up there have a real race issue.

And the hints…oy…who can figure?…certainly not my lizard brain…Big Bird has an Uncle Slim, but he doesn’t work at the Giant Eagle in any capacity; even the corporate office.😜

But my Dad, The Big Kahuna Iguana, OBM, may he rest in peace, gave much business to the A. G. Mauro Company. So, while up along the “detour” I decided to take a rest there. ..and, oh, my dear friends, such a view…let me share:

A.G. Mauro Company

310 Alpha Drive

15238

I hope this works since Flickr is still FLICKED (LI looks like yoU):

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8crNkqeUQkTqFfFfA8crNkqeUQkTqFfFfA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sCej5TrmZ1VGLMYq5

 

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jonawebb
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It’s a Sesame street reference

Big Bird says the alphabet is the most remarkable word I’ve ever seen. Alpha beta.

 


paulheckbert
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The Iguana
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New Tag:

2019-05-25_08-25-15

More neighborhood playground fun. Find your way… in the hills of the Alps and look for James Davis’s cat or assassinated James Abram.


paulheckbert
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Obviously it’s time for another hint


The Iguana
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Obviously? Of the five people that actively play/whine the game, I thought they were injured, on vacation, bike in the shop, catching up on their sleep, on a business trip, in counseling, incarcerated, lost phone/no internet access, and/or etc.

Welcome back @paulheckbert.


StuInMcCandless
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I suppose I could have picked this up one day last week. But I’ll supply an additional hint: James Davis’s cat is two-dimensional and has the same name as a Pittsburgh neighborhood.


paulheckbert
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Iguana: congratulations on grinding the game to a halt for 20 days. Can you achieve 40 days?


RustyRed
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Jim Davis is the Garfield cartoonist. Garfield was assassinated. So it’s somewhere in Garfield?

 

Good luck to anyone who has time to ride around to every schoolyard, daycare and playground in Garfield. *rollseyes*


jonawebb
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I looked all over the hills of Garfield and couldn’t find this at any of the green spots on the map. Found lots of decrepit playgrounds though. Maybe I missed something.

So please give another clue.

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