Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mystery Person Contest



OK, it is Saturday Morning, and time for the Mystery Person Contest. I feel confident in victory this morning, so lets get going.

21 comments:

  1. Hiram Rhodes Revels

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  2. Dave,
    Darn, how did you do that? I figured no one would get this.

    You are correct, and have foiled my plans for a victory breakfast.
    PJM

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  3. Well done, Dave. You beat me to it.

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  4. PJM,

    An educated guess that panned out, truly.

    This is a Civil War era picture. He's dressed pretty well, etc. I thought that perhaps this person might be the first African-American Senator or Representative during Reconstruction. I googled for that info. and then looked at images.

    If my guess hadn't played out, I would've been in deep trouble.

    Thanks, ray uk, appreciate it.

    Dave

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  5. Dave: You beat me to it, too. Congratulations. Jim

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  6. WOW !!
    4 minutes
    GREAT JOB.
    R

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  7. Great Job Dave!!

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  8. LOL. Poor PJM. He's created an army of photo sleuths following his wonderful blog. Step aside Nate, you've got competition. 4 minutes. Wow.

    I love this site. APOD, EPOD, NGPOD, NASAPOD, and OPOD. My morning ritual.

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  9. I think your right, Mathan, Nate has
    competition. Although I seem to
    remember Nate getting 3 in a row,
    really quickly. He's hard to beat.

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  10. That was quick to get a correct answer! I wouldn't have had a clue!

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  11. http://www.tineye.com/

    people are cheating now with this :(

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  12. That is so sad. People acting like they know something when all they did is used TINEYE. I tried it and it really works great.
    I guess PJM will have to try his photos out in it, and if it doesn't come up, then use it. Then we will see how smart these people are.
    Thanks anon for telling us simple people that we aren't as dumb as others were trying to make us think we were.

    We anyway I am looking forward to tomorrows chickie town update.
    R

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  13. Well, I'll be darn! That tineye thingy works! But, Dave's explanation of his quick win doesn't sound like he got his answer the down and dirty way. Congrats to Dave.

    Hey, PJM, I got an old pic for ya if you want to use it in a contest. I tested it and it doesn't come up on tineye!

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  14. You don't need tineye.

    I typed into google images; Black
    American senator. Senator being a
    guess...and he was the first entry.

    The fun is in the search.

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  15. Send it in, if you got it from a public domain source, i.e., I cant use pictures copied from other people’s WEB sites.

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  16. I appreciate that some people are upset that I've gotten a few of these mystery pictures so quickly. I've solved them so fast, that it has to be that I'm cheating in some way (e.g. tineye), right? I've just been very, very lucky with some of my guesses. Whenever I'm asked, I always detail how I did it or what my thought process was that led me to the answer. The process I described earlier is exactly how I did it. I used some knowledge of American Civil War history to make an educated guess and worked from that using nothing but Google. ray uk had the same idea and process and I was just a few minutes faster than him. A little history knowledge, a little luck and a little speed.

    There's no way I'm in Nate's class. Nate gets the really tough ones.

    ray uk has it exactly right: the fun is in the search.

    Dave

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  17. Since tineye.com was mentioned in the comments as a "resource" months ago, I have checked each Saturday's photo there and this was the first that had a hit. I had thought that Mr. PJM was trying the challenge photos there first. It is not a common occurrence, and Mr. PJM comes up with some great Saturday challenge photos.

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  18. And Dave Nelson, I truly believed (and still do) your explanation of how you guessed the challenge photo.

    And I'm sorry I didn't say that in my above post.

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  19. Dave Nelson
    You have my apologies, I inferred that you must have used tineye. Good job on your 4 minute find of this mystery person.

    Now lets see some Chickie town updates.
    R

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