The solution HAS been suggested already on this forum, he did not say which thread.
I suggest that we all go looking and cut paste all previous suggested solution here so that we can review where we are. I cant imagine there would have been that many being that so many of us were convinced of the C4 F5 C6 E6.
Raise your hand if you have reread this thread over and over tonight.
I could probably repeat some of the posts verbatim and totally blindfolded. Does that make me a totally sad individual.
There has actually been very few posts that give a solution with a complete rational. thats the bit thats bugging me though many of the solutions did not give numbers and we know the first key is a 10 digit number..
Earlier on in the hunt I was suggesting that C4 F5 C6 E6 were notes of a song that we had to find
.lesleygalaxy suggested that the C4 F5 C6 E6 (or whatever the correct answers to those clues were) are pronounced phonetically so you get b4 becoming 'before'
elysethe cat had a really good idea of converting notes to their midi values
've been playing around with the notes as numbers. Specifically: 1. Their value in midi - C4=60, F5=77, C6=84, E6=88. 2. Their value as positions on a standard 88-key piano keyboard - C4=40, F5=57, C6=64, E6=88. I've been trying IPv6 and IPv4 formats, mixing up the order of the parts as well. I still don't think I've properly figured out the Fourth Stanza. XXX makes the most sense to me personally, but it doesn't work as an IPv6 element. I tried turning that into 30, still no dice. But this thread is about the Fifth Stanza - so getting back onto topic, any other brainstorm ideas on how to interpret the musical notes? What if they've just been squares on a chessboard all along! LOL (sigh).
I suggested early on it might be related to the board game reversi
this might be relevant, but I'm probably grabbing at straws at this point
C4 F5 C6 E6 are potentially valid moves in the game REVERSI sometime called OTHELLO
what makes this attractive is that REVERSE and TURN (the clue given in stanza 2) have similar meanings.
It was also suggested by a number of people early on, that it might be a chess opening. We dismissed that because C4 F5 C6 E6 would result in illegal move. But now that Lukas has said 4566 is not the right answer, have we got one of the C4 F5 C6 E6 wrong?
I don't play much chess but if someone does would they know of a chess opening that would be correct if one of those were changed?
MrPoirot came up with a interesting idea, I dont necessarily agree with his conclusion ythat it results in NET, but Lukas did specifically say that someone had explained their rational, and to be fair Mr Poirot explain his pretty well. Maybe not NET but still using the rational
This stanza seems to be the one to solve first and I think I have found a solution that might work...
A song by D.D.E: Dixie by Daniel Decatur Emmett. This has been mentioned before and I think it makes most sense.
No sea legs here: Tennessee. This state is landlocked so it makes sense.
Strongest wind: Tropical cyclone Olivia on April 10, 1996 is the strongest wind on record.
Explode: Alfred Nobel invented the dynamite and his price is handed out on December 10 every year.
What to make out of this?
Some historians say Dixie comes from the French word for 10 (dix) as it was written on the 10-dollar bills at the time in New Orleans.
See the pattern? 10 seems to fit them all. Now as some as suggested we should do it in reverse. BUT, before we do, let's write it out. So TEN backwards is NET! Bingo. That could be the top level domain...
The Coy Wonder brought up the point that we used the wrong wind scale. Instead of F5 it should be something else
So what else might it be?
There's a Douglas Scale D0 - D9 for the height of waves. A Beaufort Scale B0 - B12 for wind that makes the sea uneasy.
D0 or B0, depending on which scale you use, for glassy smooth seas.
There was a lot of discussion about dial tones, and how the could relate to the C4 F5 C6 E6. I think this is definitely worth revisiting.
Jewlie brought up the point that maybe t was the distance between the note C4 F5 C6 E6 that was important knowing that 4566 is definitely wrong this is worth looking over again. There two way to count, the number of full tones or the number of semitones, so there should be two alternative answers
I was looking at a piano keyboard today, and I noticed another possibility for stanza 5. If we continue to work with C4 F5 C6 E6, I would like to propose 1153 as a solution. The number of keys between C4 and F5 is 11. The number of keys between F5 and C6 is 5. And the number of keys between C6 and E6 is 3. This solution would follow along well with the "play it carefully" clue.
We have also had ideas of covert hex to decimal, hex to ASCII or Hex to binary posted.
I'm sure there a few more but I either missed them or they were posted in other threads. Just though it was a good idea to drag any old idea that now might still be relevant to one place where they are easily accessible
In the video, he said "...the right answer to that stanza has been purposed by someone on the forum with the proper rationale."
My take on this is that he listed two things: 1. the right answer 2. the proper rationale
So to me at least, I think that means it's a post that purposes a 4-digit number, not just a method for getting that number.
Can we even be sure now that stanza 5 results in a 4 digit number? I think most will agree we have been thrown (or bowled ) a real curve ball, and nothing is certain about stanza 5 anymore.
All we are certain of is that the first key is a 10 digit number and stanza 3 is a Michigan areas code. That leaves 7 digits for stanza's 4 and 5, but nothing has been said for certain as to how many digits of the key comes from each.
I think we have to play it save and go through every single theory that has been proposed with a rational, ignore totally how many digits it produces, and then once we have a list of all possibilities take it from there.
I'm feeling more like we need to do something involving "turn" somewhere in this; what with 10 cuts maybe meaning 10 pieces of lower MI and 10 pins being another bowling reference. Just flipping around back to front? Or maybe "upside down"?
Lets assume that elysethecats solution is correct so we have C4 F5 C6 E6
But what does Lukas say in first line of the stanza
"The last part is a tricky one", which could also be said
The last part is a trick E1
That would give us C4 F5 C6 E1
the E6 is a trick and should be E1 instead.
The solution above has not been spelled out as clearly as that previously, but we have definitely had someone suggesting that we use phonetically sounding words as a solution.
so in instead of 4566 we now have 4561
I like it and I’ve posted about E1 before but without a full solve or explanation. And I’ve gone through pretty much all the posts and don’t see anyone else presenting 4561 unfortunately. And he specifically states the answer and rationale have been posted in the forum.