Sunday, August 17, 2008

Slovaltine Clues: Part 4 94

Here is Slovaltine Clue, number four. There is a LOST-related answer hidden in the image. Feel free to discuss it in the comments, but if you think you have the answer send an email to slovaltine@lostargs.com.

Hints
Really? You need a hint for this one?


Solution
Each pictogram represents a category of Olympic sports. If you take the first letter from each picture, it spells out DHARMA.
  • D - Diving
  • H - Handball
  • A - Archery
  • R - Rowing
  • M - Modern Pentathlon
  • A - Athletics

94 comments:

Messias said...

Hehe, got it...!

unc879wins said...

2nd :)

TheFriggenItalian said...

Ummm... I guess I am too dense... I just see sports related glyphs... LOL

Codysmom said...

looks like the olympics

TheFriggenItalian said...

That was one of my guesses... but not very Lost related...

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what language this is from. I'm a lil lost.

unc879wins said...

messian got me by 6 minutes but from the time I saw it up, it took me about 10 minutes to verify. Man I love this stuff.

TheFriggenItalian said...

Any hints? LOL

unc879wins said...
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TheFriggenItalian said...

Yeah.... I guess I did give up too quick... I think I might have gotten it... waiting for the email response now...

TheFriggenItalian said...
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TheFriggenItalian said...

Hmmm.... got the response... and it was a 'no'.... still trying

unc879wins said...

Ahhhh....sorry to hear that!! Keep after it.

TheFriggenItalian said...

I might have to get back to this in the morning before work... it's past my bedtime! LOL

Codysmom said...

yes, it's getting late...

what's the 4th pic.... rowing or crew?

Codysmom said...

or maybe I'm way off track...

unc879wins said...

...and on the 8th day, Al Gore created.... g00gl3 :)

TheFriggenItalian said...

I thought it was rowing...

As I see it... they are
Diving
Shot Put
Archery
Rowing
Polo
and Running (or Track)

Codysmom said...

I did google, and found most but not all of these

TheFriggenItalian said...

me too... I keep getting the Olympics... LOL

unc879wins said...

Some events fall under a broader category.

TheFriggenItalian said...

I tried 'Track and Field' and got garbage (and Olympics)... LOL

Codysmom said...

found it... it's rowing

Codysmom said...

second one is handball

scoutpost said...

Ok to me this was the absolute easiest one. Took me less than a minute. Unfortunately I have started trying puzzle #3 and can't get paint to reveal anything to me! duh. Oh well- guess we find out where our strengths and weaknesses are!

TheFriggenItalian said...

I hear ya... 2nd one was easiest for me... this one I just don't have anything to base it on

Codysmom said...

fifth one= pentathlon

sixth one= track (and field)

help me, scoutpost!!!!!

Codysmom said...

scoutpost said...
Oh well- guess we find out where our strengths and weaknesses are!

Right! Work together, screw up alone! lol

TheFriggenItalian said...

LOL! Hear hear! haha!

scoutpost said...

GOOGLE olympic pictographs and you should find them all.

Codysmom said...

I've got them all, but I don't know what to do with them....

diving
handball
archery
rowing
pentathlon
track (and field)

http://www.sportslogos.net/team.php?id=1756

unc879wins said...

4 of 6 is pretty good c-mom....

last 2 need just a little cleanup and fine tuning :)

Codysmom said...

I googled Olympics 2008 sports logos

scoutpost said...

try these:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2006-08/07/content_658582.htm


then look what you get. It should really stand out.

Codysmom said...

modern pentathlon?

unc879wins said...

or this and scroll down to SPORTS section...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Summer_Olympics

unc879wins said...

b i n g 0

unc879wins said...

uno mas and use format of post #37 and we have a WINNER!!!!!

Codysmom said...

thanks...

canoe flatwater?

unc879wins said...

Sorry... format of post #31 and we have a WINNER.

TheFriggenItalian said...

I think I got it!!!! Waiting on confirmation now! LOL

unc879wins said...

diving
handball
archery
rowing
modern pentathlon
?

scoutpost said...

You got #5 right. Try another term for track and field for #6.

unc879wins said...

you're almost there... then just drag out a copy of Watership Down and you're good to go.... j/k :)

Codysmom said...

sent my guess

unc879wins said...

yay!

TheFriggenItalian said...

I'm still waiting on my response too! LOL

Codysmom said...

didn't get confirmation yet....

Codysmom said...

I guess it is pretty late... they're all asleep, like we should be. Why am I such a night person???

unc879wins said...

I sent mine in right after it came out and haven't gotten a "yes" response yet. The ones who were wrong apparently got a "no" response pretty quickly. I think you can assume "no news" is "good news".

Anonymous said...

I found this one the easiest. Hoping that I am right. Just wainting for a confirmation

Codysmom said...

hope so! So, I've got #2-4...(I hope) Should I go back and tackle the first puzzle?

Codysmom said...

Like scoutpost said, we all have different strengths AND just googling things can bring different results, so it's so much better when people are working together on these things. These puzzles have helped me become less "rusty" in my ARG skills and I've found some new bookmarks and resurected some old ones that may come in handy in the future.

TheFriggenItalian said...

I got the 'no' response earlier fairly quick... this time... nada... maybe they have a bot running for wrong answers? Wouldn't that be something? I am sure they are getting overwhelmed! LOL

TheFriggenItalian said...

They might be on east coast time, which would make it almost 1:30 AM... a tough time to grade people... LOL

scoutpost said...

They might be gone, but Dennis is a usually a night owl. I haven't heard anything yet either.

Codysmom said...

I'm still waiting, too. Here's a fun site I found today that is very easy to understand:

http://www.scouting.org.za/codes/

maven said...

I think I finally got one! This one was probably the easiest. It was just a matter of getting the right "sport" for the pictographs. Thanks for the links. It's much better when we work all together. Everyone has certain skills.

Codysmom said...

Hi, maven. Yes, I think this one is the easiest (I think I got it, but no confirmation yet).

scoutpost said...

Anybody still here want to help me with #3? I think I know kind of what to look for, I've gotten this kind with TLE, and I've tried looking at it in MS paint, but I just can't see any difference. Maybe I'm not looking for the right thing. You can email me hints/clues at masage@netzero.net

unc879wins said...

sent you an e-mail

Codysmom said...

scoutpost, use the magnifier.

Steff said...

this 4th clue disappointed me!!
it was not an ARG level at all and the answer is soooo predictable

ukgirl said...

yay this one i got straight away; knew what i was supposed to do as soon as i saw it, for once.

inatrancer said...

easy easy easy!

Lost 2010 said...

I finally got one without looking at the hints. . .I think. . .waiting for reply.

TheFriggenItalian said...

I think these guys are doing a fantastic job at keeping us entertained here! I can only imagine that our emails and postings must be overwhelming! Some puzzles are easier than others (a lot due to the vary personalities participating).

I think the guys here are doing a great job at varying it up!

Give it up for Nick & Dennis!

Ellen said...

excellent puzzles, brilliant minds...just lurking and checking in for email. :D
xxoo

Sayid'sgirl said...

Hey I think I got one. Thank goodness for easy puzzles. lol

orb said...

Just want to add my thanks to Nick & Dennis for keeping us entertained.

TheFriggenItalian said...

I think the puzzles are workable depending on the personality type... For example... #2 was easiest for me... It took help to get #4.... #3 I finally got when I opened the right program... #1... Well to be honest, I kind of gave up on that one... LOL

Sayid'sgirl said...

On # 3 everyone says to use your magifier in paint. But all that shows me is a bunch of pixel squares. I don't see a picture or a word or anything. I guess I don't know what I'm looking for. :)
I hope what I said said about what it shows me isn't a spoiler. If so someone tell me quick and I'll delete this.

maven said...

At least I got one! Of course, the easiest one!

I, too, am just looking at pixels when I magnify #3. These old eyes can't handle this! LOL

Lost 2010 said...

sayid's girl - I getting the same thing you are. - -I finally realized (after numerous hints from unc) that it looks different if you open it directly in paint than it does if you get to paint through MS picture viewer - I don't know why. And also, I was magnifying it way too much - to the point that it was all blurry. It reminds me of when you could all see those dots on DWY and I couldn't. . .

Lost 2010 said...

Should be - I WAS getting.. .

Sayid'sgirl said...

lost2010
I am opening it directly in paint. I think. Just click open with paint right. I've tried different magifications. But still don't see it. How much is too much?
My husband said he seen a face in the center of the words wih out any magnification. Was he close?

Lost 2010 said...
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Lost 2010 said...

That probably doesn't make sense. Let me try to be more articulate.

I first right clicked on the 'leave him alone. . .' text directly in the post and saved. Everything is mucho blurry when you do it that way.

After slaughtering the first saved copy in paint (I tend to draw on things), I went back (hints in hand) and doubled clicked that same text and it opened in it's own window. When I right clicked and did the save as, it made things much easier.

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ukgirl said...

@sayid's girl: if you can't read the words any longer its definitely too magnified; click with the magnify button 3 times and you should be able to work it out. hope that helps you.

Lost 2010 said...

I just repeated those steps and I get the same thing as before - saving it directly from the post gives you a blurrier version than opening the picture first and then saving it. (I'm sure there's a more technical way to explain it)

Sayid'sgirl said...

Ok I clicked the picture and saved it from it's own window. I take it to paint to magnify but I don't have a magnifiy button just pecent options. So am I opening it in paint wrong?

ukgirl said...

no, probably just a different edition of paint to mine; in that case try 800%

Lost 2010 said...

Skew 500% will do it once you've saved the larger version.

Kristaps said...

this excellent bunch of fun!
Yesterday I thought - Wtf? Now I'm very excited. First I resolve third one with magnifer clue. Then I finally understand that blind stuff and pattern for second one. Fourth came up by it's own! Now only is left first. Maybe I will resolve it too because now I'm on the trails. I'm happy.
Keep it up guys. I and The Others (hi,hi) really enjoy this! Thank you very much for this great puzzles!

Sayid'sgirl said...

I guess I just need a different paint program.
My options in stretch/skew are horizontal & vertical stretch in percentage and horizontal & vertical skew in degrees.

I have tried all these things before. I guess it's just my program. Or maybe I just haven't hit the right combonation.
Thanks everyone for trying to help. :)

scoutpost said...

Just checking in. I have the same program sayid's girl. And I haven't had time to play with it. I have a lot of clues, but just haven't had the time. eh well. It will be there. I'm excited about #4, but know I won't get to it until later this afternoon. Have a great day LoCo's and guests.

scoutpost said...

er...make that puzzle #5 I'm excited about. oops :P

Sayid'sgirl said...

Ahhh Number 5! Time to refresh the page again. :)

Lost 2010 said...

sayids girl - Click here if you want a huge hint. . .I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking at this last night before I found it.

HINT

Dennis said...

Sorry Sayid'sgirl... :o

NEW POST!!!!

Anonymous said...

Even I got this quickly!! Jut got back from a family day out and it took me 3 mins to solve (looked in eurosport for the names of the sports and did some google image research). Since #1 remains beyond me, #2 took forever and #3 hasnt bee confirmed right yet (nickb123 the suspense is killing me!)it felt really good to get this one so fast. Now onto #5 and in a few hours, the REAL thing start!

ANM

CrazyBeardedJack said...

I got this one :)....This is a good clue whoever made it :).

Dennis said...

Thanks :)

It's very topical!