Found: Johnny Ive's Prototype iPad ;)

Tilpots

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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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dmr727

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Dec 29, 2007
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Oh wow - I was wondering what was going on with all the Demi avatars. Now I know!

Good work!
 

Doctor Q

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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.
 

killerrobot

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Jun 7, 2007
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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!!
 

Mexbearpig

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Dec 26, 2008
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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:
 

MacDawg

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So curious, what was the puzzle all about? Just playing games?
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
 

Tilpots

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Apr 19, 2006
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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
Cool. I had fun. It was a heck of a lot better than what I was supposed to be doing...