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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:20 AM   #1
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Completing the Nerd Test - Brick Breaker [look at the bottom of every thread]

So, I have seen below many threads a little icon that says nerd-o-meter. I clicked it and a nice game popped up. Winning it made me win a letter within a word. Guesses what it says?


4 E N B M 1 7 T K J I

Edit - eternalgladiator found the remaining letters. Now, what is it?

A clue perhaps?



Given the address to the image, this seems like an April Fool's prank. Surely, its a Doctor Q doing.

What I have so far, an 'e'.

Click on that on the bottom of each thread!


Edit - Now I have a 'j'

Edit 2 - I found the number '4' now.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:30 AM   #2
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Yup, saw that6 as well today, tried to play but I am horrible with games.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 03:32 AM   #3
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Yup, saw that6 as well today, tried to play but I am horrible with games.
I'm bad at this specific game as well. But, my curiosity is killing me. This one gave me the letter 'j'.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 06:42 AM   #4
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My eMac seems to be having some, uh, trouble handling this game.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 07:08 AM   #5
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My eMac seems to be having some, uh, trouble handling this game.
Well, that can be solved by getting a different Ma, what about me, I need a new brain, too slow.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 08:28 AM   #6
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Well, that can be solved by getting a different Ma, what about me, I need a new brain, too slow.
Hahaha, same here.
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April Fool's gets lamer every year.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 08:53 AM   #8
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April Fool's gets lamer every year.
ahh come on downs. Where's your sense of nostalgia ..



I gave up.. Just woke up.

must...

have...

espresso...
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 09:04 AM   #9
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Very nice!
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Next up, the rainbow Apple, yields an '7'
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found them all.

4ENBM17TKJi

I have no idea what it means though. Fun little game though.
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Maybe it's an iTunes code promotion code?


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found them all.

4ENBM17TKJL

I have no idea what it means though. Fun little game though.
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found them all.

4ENBM17TKJL

I have no idea what it means though. Fun little game though.
It's not a YouTube video anyway.

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found them all.

4ENBM17TKJL

I have no idea what it means though. Fun little game though.
Wow, nice, and fast. I just got the M. Lol. Now, you got me what the hell it is. But I am thinking it has to do something with the pixelation around the images we broke and pixelated MR logo. Perhaps a filter of some kind (either low or high pass filter)
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Has anyone tried iTunes? or Mac store with this yet? Maybe it's the Rick Astley video.
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Has anyone tried iTunes? or Mac store with this yet? Maybe it's the Rick Astley video.
The iTunes store says "The code entered is not valid."
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A google search yields nothing. Clicking the "Do you mean this?" link gives me results for GTA mods. Interesting.
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Anybody have an old emulator installed ? Try it on that.

Or..

It's a serial number.
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A google search yields nothing. Clicking the "Do you mean this?" link gives me results for GTA mods. Interesting.
There is something called the ENB series which is a graphics injection dll. I'm certain it's unrelated. ENB just happens to be in the text.
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Anybody have an old emulator installed ? Try it on that.

Or..

It's a serial number.
A serial number seems very logical, but, even on the iPhone the serial number is 12 characters long, and the character combination we have has 10 characters.

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There is something called the ENB series which is a graphics injection dll. I'm certain it's unrelated. ENB just happens to be in the text.
I was thinking something along that. I even found a playlist with "4 ENB" in it on YouTube.

Linky
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found them all.

4ENBM17TKJL

I have no idea what it means though. Fun little game though.
I wish i'd seen this an hour ago before I went ahead and found all the letters myself...
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4ENBM17TKJL
Check your work! One of them doesn't seem right, and it's probably Steve Jobs' favorite letter.

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I've got no idea. I've never seen anything like that. I thought maybe it was a brain teaser at first but nothing is jumping out at me right now.
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A serial number seems very logical, but, even on the iPhone the serial number is 12 characters long, and the character combination we have has 10 characters.

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I was thinking something along that. I even found a playlist with "4 ENB" in it on YouTube.

Try Atari.
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A serial number seems very logical, but, even on the iPhone the serial number is 12 characters long, and the character combination we have has 10 characters.

I was thinking something along that. I even found a playlist with "4 ENB" in it on YouTube.

Linky
If it was a serial number, google would have found it most likely as it would've been posted elsewhere.

The "4 ENB" in the playlist is just because it's for Grand Theft Auto 4 which was one of the first games (if not first) to utilize the ENB series mod.

I tried typing the characters into the breakout game, to no avail. Also converting it to hex/dec/bin didn't seem to bring up anything noteworthy.
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