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I hope the picture worked out, I've never done image editing on a linux before.


Hmm, it may well work out, but it is 1.4MB! :| Is there anyway you might shrink it for us antediluvians who still have 56K modems?

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I hope the picture worked out, I've never done image editing on a linux before.


Hmm, it may well work out, but it is 1.4MB! :| Is there anyway you might shrink it for us antediluvians who still have 56K modems?

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here you get it as jpg in lower size...

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Thanks zaubberer!
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i try....it's yokohama , in japan. :D

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Ok, I've got the next challenge attached. You've got to identify the round thing with the reddish top towards the lower right. I hope the picture worked out, I've never done image editing on a linux before.

I'd hazard a guess it's the Yokohama Marine Tower, based on the "Yokohama, Japan" you didn't cut off enough of in your picture... :D

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Got it! I thought it would be too obscure without the Yokohama hint, and a decent challenge even with it, so that was on purpose. Next time I won't pull any punches.

Can I ask how you tracked it down? I know the lighthouse isn't mentioned at all in the main wikipedia Yokohama entry...
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Can I ask how you tracked it down? I know the lighthouse isn't mentioned at all in the main wikipedia Yokohama entry...

Heh... searching Wikipedia for "Yokohama Tower" gives "Marine Tower Yokohama" as the first hit...

Well, since it's my turn now - what's that big tourist attraction in the middle of this picture?

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Schloss Schönbrunn, Wien, Österreich

Edit: This was little bit too easy for me, because I have been there twice. And Vienna is one of my favourite cities.

Geeez... those tourists really ruin everything, even threads like this... :lol

Next!

EDIT: I'm sorry, but I can only afford a +2 mod for your post right now... :?

EDIT: Thanks to whoever added the 3rd point... :)

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here you get it as jpg in lower size...


zaubberer - you're a gentleman! Many thanks and have a point.

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That's Cape Town, South Africa. I lived there for 10 years, so I guess I should recognise it! The house where I lived is in the right lower corner.

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What and where is this?


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Ah, one of my least favourite places on earth, the (new) Hong Kong airport. Which is pretty much just outside Hong Kong.

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Yep, Chek Lap Kok Airport it is.
You're up, eytanz.

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Ok, how about this: What is this city, and what's special about the university in it?

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one suggestion please... for my is difficult :weep

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Ok, how about this: What is this city, and what's special about the university in it?


The city is Tromsø (Norway) and it has the most northerly University in the world.

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Yup - your turn.



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I have chosen my picture, but it is 2.4MB, which I know is far too big. So can I ask for help/advice on shrinking it?

It is currently saved as an Appleworks ‘draw’ document and in the ‘save as’ list,(aside from Appleworks and Clarisworks), I can choose from :

BMP [QT]
JPEG 2000 Image [QT]
JPEG [QT]
MacPaint [QT]
Photoshop [QT]
PICT[QT]
PNG [QT]
QT Image [QT]
SGI Image [QT]
TGA Image [QT]
TIFF [QT]

Which of those would be best, or is there anything else I should do?

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BMP's download the fastest on my computer... Don't know if it is everyone elses case.

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Save as JPEG or PNG. BMPs are uncompressed so you won't be saving much space.

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Thanks guys. It's only 92Kb now. :)

So -
for 1 point name the country
for 2 points name the particular island
for 3 points name the feature situated where the arrow points.


hoping this isn't too difficult!

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i will be really impressed if anybody finds this place! it is captured with a hight of about 8 km and the only clue is that it is formed by a volcano and there two villages on it. not my thing to browse the whole earth included the oceans...

but all the others: try it out!

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is true…. I must say that you have reason, not task that the islands are easy to find, us of are equal, however I try it. :?

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Oops, should I give a verbal hint or another version of the pic?

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please…. for difficult me is… :weep

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Oops, should I give a verbal hint or another version of the pic?

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i think it is possible that some players like such a hard one. so it is still your decision to give a hint.

...or not :lol

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I'm having a problem opening the file. I'm getting an error stating that the file doesn't have a program associated with it. any suggestions?

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I'm having a problem opening the file. I'm getting an error stating that the file doesn't have a program associated with it. any suggestions?


i think that it causes of the double point ( : ) instead of a single point (.) before the "jpg"...

normally you will get opened a list of programms installed on your computer. just pick out your favourite imaging prog (or paint) and it should work. other alternate: re-upload the picture with "dot-jpg"...

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Thanks zauberer! I have a hard enough time coping with my own computer. Helping to sort out someone else's is a bit beyond me I'm afraid.

Is anyone else haviong problems with the file? If so I'll seek advice on how to adjust it.

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Here, I reuploaded a renamed version that should work for everyone.

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