Found: Johnny Ive's Prototype iPad ;)

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  1. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    I've discovered Johnny Ive's prototype iPad right here on MR. As you can see, it's a veritable cornucopia of every fanboy's iPad dreams! Especially pizza, lots of pizza. :D

    Oddly enough, it was hidden amongst 20 different avatars of these MR members:

    Doctor Q, iBlue, Melrose, rdowns, Eraserhead, MacNut, Peace, xChuckX, Cynicalone, iJohnHenry, techfreak85, stridemat, jessica., SilentPanda, Clix Pix, Tomorrow, Joro, Fun173, szark, and Abyssgh0st.

    Yesterday, I was browsing the forums and came upon this post by rdowns. I noticed his avatar had changed and it seemed odd, especially given the thread he started. ;)

    I began to notice lots of other folks' avatars had also changed so it got me very curious. Turned out it was a puzzle. 20 memebers had pieces of the puzzle in their avatars. I had a bad day at work today so I set out to see if I could put the puzzle together, a much better alternative.

    By collecting the pieces I came across, I found the first 7 or 8 fairly easily. Then I started looking for other ones in the PRSI section. I collected a few more here and that's when it got hard. Noticing that many of the avatars were from top posters, I went to Doctor Q's Top 50 Posters Extrapolated thread. This lead me to some more, but I still was about 4 short. I searched for everything I could think of and had no luck. Finally, I bit the bullet and went to the Member list, determined to finish the game by grinding it out. 2000+ members later and recognizing there's some really weird avatars out there... I found it, Abyssgh0st's avatar. It was the final piece of the puzzle.

    So that's it. I had lots of fun. Thanks to all of you who participated, it really made my day. It was so much better than work!:)
     

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    You are one sick puppy, and we would welcome you into Demi-Hood, if you have $25. :p
     
  4. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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    Funny how many pieces you can find all over the place in PRSI :D
     
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    Oh wow - I was wondering what was going on with all the Demi avatars. Now I know!

    Good work!
     
  6. Tilpots thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for all the replies y'all. I really appreciate the Demi's getting to together to do stuff like this!
     
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    I am quite impressed, Tilpots! Hats off to you.

    Mr. Ive will be so glad when you return his lost iPad. He might even give you a regular one (without all the special features) as a reward.
     
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    If there's a correlation, which is cause and which is effect?
     
  10. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Wow!

    I noticed the changes as well, because I really miss rdowns´ old avatar. :(
    I would have never guessed there was a puzzle conspiracy going on though!

    Excellent work!!
     
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    Very nicely done! Hope your workday goes better tomorrow. :)

    (But it will be hard to top this.)
     
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    nicely done! :p sounds like a great way to get rid of a coupla hours! :D

    PTP
     
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    Wow! I also noticed it but just was too lazy lol. I never would have guessed that Jessicas avatar was part of the puzzle! :eek:
     
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    Can we put together the rest of the picture from your avatar now? :D
     
  19. Tilpots thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm game for that one!:D

    So curious, what was the puzzle all about? Just playing games?
     
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    Pretty much... nothing really deep and heavy (or sinister)

    Builds teamwork, camaraderie and spirit within the demi group

    Oh, who am I kidding... they just get bored and do it for laughs

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    Cool. I had fun. It was a heck of a lot better than what I was supposed to be doing...
     
  22. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you think THAT was fun, you should consider joining the Demi group ;)

    The parties, the perks, the coffee cups
    Shhhhhh, I have said too much

    [​IMG]

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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