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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/5/2005 11:53:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 3:26:24 PM EDT by Austrian]
Tired of responding to the fifth or sixth "racial profiling" thread I have introduced a bit of a challenge for the AR15.com crowd.

First off, this is FICTIONAL. I don't know anything about any terrorist activity or the locations of any terrorists anywhere, period. This is a SCENARIO and is completely hypothetical. Some or all of the terrorists pictured may already be captured or dead. All information is from public sources.

Second, I will not discuss the nature of the contest or answer any questions about the contest except (at my option) to clarify confusion about rules or suchlike. All answers will be provided here for all to see up until 24 hours before the deadline when no more answers will be provided.

[edit to add: questions may be posted here, or in email]

[edited to add: DO NOT POST YOUR GUESSES PUBLICLY]

I will discuss the contest and the sources of photos and what I think it means in detail AFTER the deadline.

The Scenario: Folks, the fictional part begins here, get it?

Ten (10) known, Islamic (Muslim) extremist terrorists with histories of targeting civilian or military targets are known to be in the New York Area.

You are supervising the screening process for passengers to the New York Subway. You have no specific information on the identities of the terrorists but you know that they are "Islamic Extremists." Some or all have known bomb making experience.

You have managed to delay all the trains in NYC for 30 minutes but no one has noticed anything suspicious yet, (hey, this is New York, right?) You have narrowed the potential suspects down to these 100 persons stuck on the platforms. From their photographs you must determine if they are terrorists and submit your apprehension orders to waiting FBI counter-terrorist agents already on the scene and mingling with the passengers. To avoid disruption (and civil liberties problems) you can only arrest ten (10) individuals. You do so by submitting the 8 digit code of their photographs (right click on a photo and select "properties" to see the filename) to the Operations Center via email (hunt@schloss.li).

The Suspects:

The pictures of the suspects can be found here:

Terrorist Hunt (56k warning)

Mirror thanks to ToyCop (56k warning)

(I would MUCH appreciate anyone who wants to mirror IMing me. I'm sure the bandwidth will get ugly. Thank you). Thanks, ToyCop!

The Prize: The prize is real, not fiction

I will award one (1) "Bronze" AR15.com membership for one year to the AR15.com poster who:

1. Submits by the deadline ten (10) filenames of pictures on the below listed website; and,
2. Who correctly identifies at least five (5) terrorists via those filenames; and,
3. Who has submitted more correct answers than any other valid entry.

No prize will be awarded if no entrant correctly identifies at least five (5) terrorists.

In the event of a tie the AR15.com poster who submitted their entry first (as per the timestamp it arrives in my mailbox with) wins.

A valid entry consists of:

An email containing Ten (10) filenames (8 numbers+.jpg; example: "37829443.jpg" or just the 8 numbers "37829443") and the AR15.com screen name of the entrant.

Example:

-begin-
Subject: Entry
Body:
Screen name: Austrian
Guess:

24593444.jpg
24593445
24593443
24593447
24­593423
24593441
24593440
2459333224593446
24593449
-end-

The Bonus Prize:

Detect the Muslims.

If you can also correctly identify at least half of the non-terrorist Muslims in the station your membership will be upgraded to a "GOLD" membership.

Note: You must have the winning entry AND meet this requirement to be upgraded. You may submit ten (10) file name numbers for your "non-terrorist Muslim" guesses.

Rules:
Entries must be submitted to: hunt@schloss.li

Please post a "mail sent" reply in this thread when you submit an entry. This helps me verify that your screenname actually sent something. [edit: Do NOT post your guesses in here]

One entry per AR15.com screen name.

Ten (10) guesses per entry for the "terrorist hunt" section.

Ten (10) guesses per entry for the "non-terrorist Muslim hunt" section.

For a total of twenty (20) guesses.

Entries must be submitted to hunt@schloss.li by the deadline.

Entries submitted here or otherwise in public will disqualify the entrant immediately.

In the event there is no winner I may, at my option, extend the deadline once or more times.

Technically, if you actually recognize a picture from somewhere, that's cheating. I have no way to enforce this but the honor code so I hope you will disqualify yourself if you just happen to remember that shot from the news somewhere.

Brouhaha is disqualified. (He helped put the site together).

Deadline:

11:59 pm Pacific Time, Friday, August 12th, 2005.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 11:56:49 PM EDT


Link Posted: 8/6/2005 12:18:45 AM EDT
Bah, I've seen 4 of them on different websites and new broadcasts. I'm out.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 12:39:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 12:40:59 AM EDT by ToyCop]
I'll take a wild stab at it. Email sent.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 1:41:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 1:50:44 AM EDT by ThreatResponse]
.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 1:58:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 2:01:31 AM EDT
Some of those are ARF.com members.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:06:28 AM EDT
Email sent.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:14:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 3:56:43 AM EDT by Wave]
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:53:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 3:54:13 AM EDT by Charging_Handle]
This may be the best damn contest I've yet witnessed here! You rock, Austrian.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 9:18:16 AM EDT
Tag.

Hopefully this will prove my point in one of the other racial profiling threads...
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:51:34 AM EDT
Still looking for mirrors. Anyone?
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 11:39:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Austrian:
Still looking for mirrors. Anyone?



I have it mirrored and compressed the large thumbnails to under 10k.

Link
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 2:44:25 PM EDT

Very interesting...


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:07:16 PM EDT
mail sent
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 7:31:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:16:42 PM EDT
bump
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:26:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 12:55:50 PM EDT
Bump
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 1:01:49 PM EDT
I think I'll give this a try...but to be fair, I think its a lot more difficult to make a call based on some pretty small and pretty shitty pics (some are not very clear at all) versus making a call with a person standing in front of you.....
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 1:03:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pzjgr:
I think I'll give this a try...but to be fair, I think its a lot more difficult to make a call based on some pretty small and pretty shitty pics (some are not very clear at all) versus making a call with a person standing in front of you.....



So call them British Security Cam pics.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 1:09:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 1:45:31 PM EDT
Email sent!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:40:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:35:26 AM EDT
Only about half a day left.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:40:57 PM EDT
Less than 5 hours left!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 5:44:34 PM EDT
SO who won???
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:06:51 PM EDT
Results in a few days.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:24:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 3:25:52 PM EDT by Austrian]
The free membership prize goes to:

No one.

The highest score was 3 terrorists (despite the fact that Bert was a give away). This is only barely better than random guessing should have gotten you.

No one won the bonus either.

The highest Muslim detection score was 2. WORSE than guessing randomly should get you.

See the Answer Key here
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:27:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Austrian:
The free membership prize goes to:

No one.

The highest score was 3 terrorists (despite the fact that Bert was a give away). This is only barely better than random guessing should have gotten you.

No one won the bonus either.

The highest Muslim detection score was 2. WORSE than guessing randomly should get you.

See the Answer Key here




WQell, give it to the girl with the biggest bewbies then.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:29:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:31:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
WQell, give it to the girl with the biggest bewbies then.


I dunno, some of the guys here have pretty nice racks.



I prefer to be noted for the size of my package.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:35:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
WQell, give it to the girl with the biggest bewbies then.


I dunno, some of the guys here have pretty nice racks.



I prefer to be noted for the size of my package.



Or for the size of the magnifying glass required to examine it.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:59:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
WQell, give it to the girl with the biggest bewbies then.


I dunno, some of the guys here have pretty nice racks.





AWWWW!
Why thank you!




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