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link12245


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Jertyrael wrote:I dont think I have the answer wrong on this presidents one... but it is wrong =\



Yeah, I think they have the answer wrong again....

zolttt


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skemmis wrote:I'm confused. We had 13 down as the number of courts. Is the link to that solution not working?



see above, I had the same thing and that link works fine (sold out)

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marceepauff


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emosley wrote:Hmm...46 (JFK) + 49 (Garfield) + 58 (McKinley) + 56 (Lincoln) * 17 Cantos = 3553 ... what am I missing?



Got that too. I think someone needs a fact checker.

jon98gn


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skemmis wrote:I'm confused. We had 13 down as the number of courts. Is the link to that solution not working?



Why do I feel like half the time I am brute forcing it because the numbers seem slightly skewed. Well Bamboo Houndstooth Cover sold out. I had to go -3 years according to google on their ages and I was too slow.

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bassman998


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skemmis wrote:I'm confused. We had 13 down as the number of courts. Is the link to that solution not working?



Nope. 13^5+96 is what it seems like it should be, but using that result returned a 404.

gbvdave


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This is so frustrating, 3553 has to be correct, right?

RobinBobcat


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emosley wrote:Hmm...46 (JFK) + 49 (Garfield) + 58 (McKinley) + 56 (Lincoln) * 17 Cantos = 3553 ... what am I missing?



Well, there's only 16 *finished, but even 3344 doesn't work..

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mollusc


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Maybe Woot is including Presidents who eventually died after having been the subjects of assassination attempts? (e.g. Reagan?)

azuroth


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emosley wrote:Hmm...46 (JFK) + 49 (Garfield) + 58 (McKinley) + 56 (Lincoln) * 17 Cantos = 3553 ... what am I missing?



Agreed. I went around by 17 in case there was an off by one in a few ages, but nothing.

StrykerNinja


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marceepauff wrote:Got that too. I think someone needs a fact checker.


wrong quote, meant this one: Hmm...46 (JFK) + 49 (Garfield) + 58 (McKinley) + 56 (Lincoln) * 17 Cantos = 3553 ... what am I missing?

I tried that and 16 cantos, since the 17th wasn't "finished", but neither worked, anyone solve this?

jon98gn


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marceepauff wrote:Got that too. I think someone needs a fact checker.



Subtract a random 3 That's what I had to do.. I did -1, -4, -2, and then -3 was too late.

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everwondering


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zolttt wrote:this is very strange.. I came up with "371389" by using (13)^(5)+(96)... and it worked, and was sold out.

13 courts, 5 colors, 96 years


Weird. I have no idea what I did then.

bassman998


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jon98gn wrote:Why do I feel like half the time I am brute forcing it because the numbers seem slightly skewed. Well Bamboo Houndstooth Cover sold out. I had to go -3 years according to google on their ages and I was too slow.



No kidding. Total of their ages should be 209, not 206, unless the Wikipedia is wrong. Perhaps the Woot employees are hacking Wikipedia before they post the clues.... ;-)

Jertyrael


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jon98gn wrote:Subtract a random 3 That's what I had to do.. I did -1, -4, -2, and then -3 was too late.



huh?

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squeegeegrrl


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marceepauff wrote:Got that too. I think someone needs a fact checker.



agreed.

cycokiller


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everwondering wrote:Weird. I have no idea what I did then.



No, you got the right one. That other one (with 13) is some old one. I got the wrong one when I did it and saw that old page.

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Jertyrael


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bassman998 wrote:No kidding. Total of their ages should be 209, not 206, unless the Wikipedia is wrong. Perhaps the Woot employees are hacking Wikipedia before they post the clues.... ;-)



I wonder if what happened is they used the ages from the pictures of the presidents posted and not the ages at which they died.

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lichme


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Yeah, seems like a lot of time wasted for many people. Please precheck all answers before putting up any new clues.

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pjhaan


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(49 + 46 + 56 + 58) * 17 = 3553 = WOOT error.

What gives?

zolttt


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bassman998 wrote:Nope. 13^5+96 is what it seems like it should be, but using that result returned a 404.



371389 works perfectly.


you guys are doing the links correct right ? if the answer is 371389 than the URL is

www.woot.com/offers/1199cb55193c49e6aa6c5d2604c0b594 + the 371389

www.woot.com/offers/1199cb55193c49e6aa6c5d2604c0b594371389 100% works...

EDIT: this is for the easy share...

I ruined my signature with poor cut and paste skills

RobinBobcat


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*shaking of fist at the heavens*

So even then we're off by three? ARGH!

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wooting4keeps


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Lincoln: died at 56
Garfield: died at 49
McKinley: died at 58
Kennedy: died at 46
=209 * 16 OR 17 = 3344 or 3553

What did I miss?


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gwendei


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Sold out
It was 56+49+58+46=209 * 17, making the number 3553.

StrykerNinja


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wooting4keeps wrote:Lincoln: died at 56
Garfield: died at 49
McKinley: died at 58
Kennedy: died at 46
=209 * 16 OR 17 = 3344 or 3553

What did I miss?



That is what I got, they borked up because the right number was 206 * 17

not sure where the 3 less years came from

dernst_ca1


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sorry to say woot that this is not a fun enterprise but very frustrating one that is not compelling me to purchase items... when woot uses either inaccurate or obscure data to acquire an answer its back to luck of the draw and who comes up with the correct link first...

have fun.

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StrykerNinja wrote:That is what I got, they borked up because the right number was 206 * 17

not sure where the 3 less years came from



Exactly... I had the correct answers had the answers been correct.. as well

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bassman998


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zolttt wrote:371389 works perfectly.


you guys are doing the links correct right ? if the answer is 371389 than the URL is

www.woot.com/offers/1199cb55193c49e6aa6c5d2604c0b594 + the 371389

www.woot.com/offers/1199cb55193c49e6aa6c5d2604c0b594371389 100% works...

EDIT: this is for the easy share...



Pretty sure that's what I was doing. Of course, it's always possible that I was making a stupid mistake somewhere. But a friend of mine tried the same answer, and it didn't work for her, either. This was at 10:45 EST.

marceepauff


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gwendei wrote:Sold out
It was 56+49+58+46=209 * 17, making the number 3553.



3553 was the right answer -- but the link didn't work til JUST NOW. That sucks.

StrykerNinja


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StrykerNinja wrote:That is what I got, they borked up because the right number was 206 * 17

not sure where the 3 less years came from



just tried 3553 again, looks like they added that one at some point too, bah

wooting4keeps


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Lincoln: died at 56
Garfield: died at 49
McKinley: died at 58
Kennedy: died at 46
=209 * 16 OR 17 = 3344 or 3553

What did I miss?


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wooting4keeps wrote:Lincoln: died at 56
Garfield: died at 49
McKinley: died at 58
Kennedy: died at 46
=209 * 16 OR 17 = 3344 or 3553

What did I miss?



Abraham Lincoln became a vampire in 1862, making his age at time of first death only 53. Duh.

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sorry to say woot that this is not a fun enterprise but very frustrating one that is not compelling me to purchase items... when woot uses either inaccurate or obscure data to acquire an answer its back to luck of the draw and who comes up with the correct link first...

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dernst_ca1 wrote:sorry to say woot that this is not a fun enterprise but very frustrating one that is not compelling me to purchase items... when woot uses either inaccurate or obscure data to acquire an answer its back to luck of the draw and who comes up with the correct link first...

have fun.



couldn't agree more, i'm almost willing to bet the winners are now just using a brute force http get program until you don't get a 404

marceepauff


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It shouldn't be that big of a deal to have someone just run thru the answers first to make sure they're right before posting.

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gwendei wrote:Sold out
It was 56+49+58+46=209 * 17, making the number 3553.



So... the answers on most of these questions are wrong.. People come and comment here about them being wrong. Then the woot staff randomly updates it to the correct answer link. Then a late comer that happens to enter the answer after its fixed wins instead of the first people.

This is ridiculous. The fastest ppl loose. No point in sticking around for this.

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This sounded like a fun idea when I first read it. Looks like I am done with Woot for the day, already got my shirt and I am not going to waste more time with this.

dernst_ca1


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StrykerNinja wrote:That is what I got, they borked up because the right number was 206 * 17

not sure where the 3 less years came from



Exactly... I had the correct answers had the answers been correct.. as well

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StrykerNinja wrote:That is what I got, they borked up because the right number was 206 * 17

not sure where the 3 less years came from



Exactly... I had the correct answers had the answers been correct.. as well

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marceepauff wrote:3553 was the right answer -- but the link didn't work til JUST NOW. That sucks.



HAHAHA OH WOW. That is truly crappy. I must have tried 3553 literally 25 times ...10 minutes ago!


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marceepauff wrote:3553 was the right answer -- but the link didn't work til JUST NOW. That sucks.



Wow. So it does. Would've been nice if it had worked when I tried that the first time.