@Shmendrick said:@bl002e: I agree with you. You did not cheat at all. In retrospect, we're dumb for not thinking MJM96 hurr durr 1996, especially after someone figured out that much. In fact, I got to the point where I was thinking of shit like well 12*12 = 144 but also 9*16 = 144, and 6*16 = 96, so it should be 6/16/XX or 9/16/XX when in reality there was no multiplication necessary. Keep up the good work dude, you're killing it as MJM host, and I for one love the challenge -- and I think most others do too, even though it drives me crazy and even though I spent three hours searching this week... and I have a full time job and a wife and three kids so those three hours should have been spent doing something other than scouring PhishTracks. I guess next week I'll have to spend 6 hours searching so that I can win two LP freebies!I have to say, the blog won by cheating. That wasn't a hint. It was an obstacle. Throwing people off in a further direction than they would have guessed without any hint at all.I did specify that the hint was not straightforward to keep people from focusing solely on the year 2000, and a commenter even posted the MJM # that should have led at least one person to 1996. Call it what you will, but I think classifying a cryptic hint as "cheating" is a tad harsh.
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