hamiltwan


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techie682 wrote:Here is a huge hint posted on the blog page a few hours ago on deciphering the map (or it could literally be a red herring) http://www.woot.com/blog/post/from-the-desk-of-the-office-manager-the-treasure-of-managerial-assessment

Edit: the solution is posted on page 20 or 21 of this thread.



But none of the map is in bold...

rhmurphy


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Joshana wrote:3 more pieces left? 3 more hours left?



There can't be. It's almost 11:00PM, and this is supposed to be completed before 12:00. If they're going to run this past EST, they're telling everyone in that timezone to stop being customers.

Woot! Now 100+ woots for me!
That's 87 woots (Including Twelve Bats On Crack!), 12 Sellout.woots, 8 wine.woots and 4 kids.woots, and finally, 2 shirt.woots!

slacker44


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techie682 wrote:Here is a huge hint posted on the blog page a few hours ago on deciphering the map (or it could literally be a red herring) http://www.woot.com/blog/post/from-the-desk-of-the-office-manager-the-treasure-of-managerial-assessment

Edit: the solution is posted on page 20 or 21 of this thread.



Lol.

rogerrecio76


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ok...i've been working on this since the first piece...and i'm losing momentum. i've done all the treasure hunting..but...i have a feeling...i'll get nothing out of this treasure hunt except this nifty map i've print, cut, and pasted, cause i know nothing of buccaneers of the Caribbean...or some of the other past woot references.

i am myrtle. the melancholy pirate. *looks through hookfinger*

*sigh* arg.

mommacomet


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Jessara wrote:And remember: we were promised one map each day, NOT one Buccaneers of Caribbean each day, unless I'm misremembering.



OH That would be a cruel twist of fate..

marceepauff


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Really? A $230 subwoofer. I could die.

For sale: $12/Free Shipping

ketira


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techie682 wrote:Here is a huge hint posted on the blog page a few hours ago on deciphering the map (or it could literally be a red herring) http://www.woot.com/blog/post/from-the-desk-of-the-office-manager-the-treasure-of-managerial-assessment

Edit: the solution is posted on page 20 or 21 of this thread.



...and it's not a hint, but a red herring.

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techie682


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mommacomet wrote:OH That would be a cruel twist of fate..


There be two maps, each leading to stashes of my namesake treasure; one fer Tuesday, one fer Wednesday. Find them, and ye'll be rich beyond your wildest dreams! (If yer wildest dreams be extremely underwhelming.)



Edit: Me thinks there be two treasures...

ROGETRAY


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hamiltwan wrote:Someone should start posting images of the map (to attract the attention of woot mods) and begging them to finish so we can sleep (perchance to dream).



You hold your mouth sir!!!!

jallenza


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ROGETRAY wrote:
Woot Mod Hammer:
Killing Map posts since 12:00am CST



Given the disclosure of the existence of the Mod Hammer, I suppose the prophecy of the Sword of 1000 Buccaneers of Caribbean#39;s, as foretold by Salzman in accounting's second cousin Frank's murder, Benedict, was NOT just the rantings of a psychopath?

sgghays


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What is Buccaneers of the Caribbean for us new people?

faryl


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I guess on a somewhat positive note, I've been so focused on finding TREASURE posts that I haven't remembered to look at the other woot-offs today.

So I may not get a Buccaneers of Caribbean but I probably saved myself at least $100 worth of other household items.

hamiltwan


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ROGETRAY wrote:You hold your mouth sir!!!!



Like a cop one day from retirement, I'm too old for this shhhhhhhh (I just want to go to bed).

caroltz


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sgghays wrote:What is Buccaneers of the Caribbean for us new people?



It's a secret society of treasure hunters. Shhhh....don't tell anyone.

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

ketira


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ROGETRAY wrote:
Woot Mod Hammer:
Killing Map posts since 12:00am CST



With that avatar, I'd thought you'd have one of the light sabers..... *G,D,RLH@W13* (Think Star Trek to figure that one out)

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GuardianBob


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ROGETRAY wrote:
Woot Mod Hammer:
Killing Map posts since 12:00am CST



But come on, you LOL'd right?

techie682


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ketira wrote:...and it's not a hint, but a red herring.



aye, but sometimes a red herring is still a hint in itself.....Wouldn't be the first time that Woot used a red herring to teach a lesson...

marceepauff


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Hear! HeaZZZzzzzzz...

hamiltwan wrote:Like a cop one day from retirement, I'm too old for this shhhhhhhh (I just want to go to bed).



For sale: $12/Free Shipping

exp1os1ve


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sgghays wrote:What is Buccaneers of the Caribbean for us new people?



It's the way of the pirate. ARR!

B.O. Sea #15: 08/22/13

kle11az


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faryl wrote:I guess on a somewhat positive note, I've been so focused on finding TREASURE posts that I haven't remembered to look at the other woot-offs today.

So I may not get a Buccaneers of Caribbean but I probably saved myself at least $100 worth of other household items.




Oh so true...

figment5000


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rogerrecio76 wrote:ok...i've been working on this since the first piece...and i'm losing momentum. i've done all the treasure hunting..but...i have a feeling...i'll get nothing out of this treasure hunt except this nifty map i've print, cut, and pasted, cause i know nothing of buccaneers of the Caribbean...or some of the other past woot references.

i am myrtle. the melancholy pirate. *looks through hookfinger*

*sigh* arg.



The "nifty map" that you make will be better than any crap that is sent out!

10/12/2006 Toshiba Progressive Scan DVD Player w/ HD Upconversion HDMI Out and DivX Playback
4/29/2006 Altec Lansing inMotion iMplus iPod Audio System
6/1/2007 Random Crap
6/20/2007 Jabra BT150 Bluetooth Headset
11/23/2007 iRobot Scooba Floor Washing Robot
12/7/2007 iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot with Scheduler

Stones2407


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Where does a Pirate keep his buccaneers?

caroltz


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Stones2407 wrote:Where does a Pirate keep his buccaneers?



Under his buccan hat, duh.

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

Orcrist42


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rhmurphy wrote:, they're telling everyone in that timezone to stop being customers.



Or they are telling us just to buy the stuff quicker and to stop being so indecisive.

montegobayjr


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yrguide wrote:I'm going to make everyone's life easier...

go to pixlr.com (advanced editor)

click "create new image"

Set your width & height to 2000 x 2000, click "transparent"

Go to the puzzle piece on woot you want to add, right click on it and click "copy image URL"

Go back to pixlr.com, click on layer then in the drop down click on "Open Image URL as layer"

Add the image URL you selected above.

In the left toolbar click on the magic wand tool (it totes looks like a magic wand)

click on the WHITE area of the image and you'll see the puzzle piece automatically outlined. Click delete and presto all the white is gone. Double click canvas to deselect the outline. Move as needed.

Wash, rinse, repeat until all of your puzzle pieces are on the canvas.

Love,

Me



Yeah, I'm good until "copy image url", which is not an option when I "right click"

Stones2407


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caroltz wrote:Under his buccan hat, duh.



^_^

rjanecek2


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Stones2407 wrote:Where does a Pirate keep his buccaneers?



under his buccan hat!

TapatioUSA


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ketira wrote:...and it's not a hint, but a red herring.



Actually, is a hint... maybe you didn't got it.

rhmurphy


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Orcrist42 wrote:Or they are telling us just to buy the stuff quicker and to stop being so indecisive.



Yeah, possibly.

Woot! Now 100+ woots for me!
That's 87 woots (Including Twelve Bats On Crack!), 12 Sellout.woots, 8 wine.woots and 4 kids.woots, and finally, 2 shirt.woots!

Dangrs0ne


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techie682 wrote:aye, but sometimes a red herring is still a hint in itself.....Wouldn't be the first time that Woot used a red herring to teach a lesson...



I just read this...
A red herring is a figurative expression in which a clue or piece of information is or is intended to be misleading, or distracting from the actual question.

Debbie Taylor

tugnutt831


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rhmurphy wrote:There can't be. It's almost 11:00PM, and this is supposed to be completed before 12:00. If they're going to run this past EST, they're telling everyone in that timezone to stop being customers.



Remember, Woot is based in Texas and follows CST, not EST, so when they say completed before 12:00 they always mean Central time, not Eastern, hence why new items show up at 1AM Eastern...


...also, chill.

Basket of Cranberries Count to Date: 18

kenney9226


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How much did the pirate pay to get his ears pierced?

ROGETRAY


quality posts: 155 Private Messages ROGETRAY

Staff

jallenza wrote:Given the disclosure of the existence of the Mod Hammer, I suppose the prophecy of the Sword of 1000 Buccaneers of Caribbean#39;s, as foretold by Salzman in accounting's second cousin Frank's murder, Benedict, was NOT just the rantings of a psychopath?




mommacomet


quality posts: 9 Private Messages mommacomet

Our Buccaneers of Caribbean treasure could be.... the treasure map itself! LOL

novastarj


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Okay I just spent an hour catching up with all the current pieces... hoping all this effort isn't in vain!

mibutterflywingz


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GuardianBob wrote:Oh you don't have an outline? That sucks.



Sent you a PM

GuardianBob


quality posts: 11 Private Messages GuardianBob
novastarj wrote:Okay I just spent an hour catching up with all the current pieces... hoping all this effort isn't in vain!



Nah, I use gimp.

ROGETRAY


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GuardianBob wrote:But come on, you LOL'd right?



YES I DID

SEEDEN


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techie682 wrote:Edit: Me thinks there be two treasures...



I am afraid I will need to find both maps to score the Buccaneers of Caribbean..

ketira


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tugnutt831 wrote:Remember, Woot is based in Texas and follows CST, not EST, so when they say completed before 12:00 they always mean Central time, not Eastern, hence why new items show up at 1AM Eastern...


...also, chill.



You mean EDT. We're in Daylight Savings until November. (Which is when Hurricane season ends....)

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