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Stetson    180

But "vista" is not capitalized. MS has been using the term "vista" (not the name Vista) to describe products in the "vista family" which includes Windows Vista and beyond IIRC

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Wyco    0

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emale_tart    0

true but "ultimate vista" cant be put down to a coincidence - but it may be there to throw us off the trail

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balupton    0

I got the gravity one as well, but looks like ymgve did it before me :'( anyway got the same answer as his, here is my working

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Stetson    180

True, the way it's used ("have seen the ultimate vista"), they are talking about a vista in general, not using it as a name for something.

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factoid    0

I dont think that "ultimate vista" = "Windows Vista Ultimate." For one, it is not really a secret any more, and for two, I know that many more than a thousand people have "been there."

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episode    625

I think they are referring to giving away something far better than Vista Ultimate Edition.

Look at the name of the game. Vanishing point.

One of the clues is escape velocity.

Fewer than a thousand people have experienced it.

The ultimate view. (vista)

I'm 99% sure that the grand prize winner is going into space.

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emale_tart    0

Right heres my theory so far

This is all Windows Vista related...

CES starts on January 8th 2007, and the timer runs out January 8th 2007 at 6:30pm

The fountains mentioned are right in the middle of the CES radius with hotels etc, so anyone in that area take cameras with you because as it said (big things come in big boxes) Im thinking a huge model box of Windows Vista Ultimate

Also with the chance of winning lots of gaming stuff - theres a chance this could be related to Live Anywhere..

What do you lads think ?

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Stetson    180

Ah, free ticket on a Virgin Galactic flight? Sounds like a decent grand prize (tickets = $200,000)

:)

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AnTimOnY    0

Right heres my theory so far

This is all Windows Vista related...

CES starts on January 8th 2007, and the timer runs out January 8th 2007 at 6:30pm

The fountains mentioned are right in the middle of the CES radius with hotels etc, so anyone in that area take cameras with you because as it said (big things come in big boxes) Im thinking a huge model box of Windows Vista Ultimate

Also with the chance of winning lots of gaming stuff - theres a chance this could be related to Live Anywhere..

What do you lads think ?

sounds true enough to me. well except that CES starts on Jan 7th doesnt it?

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cal72521    0

all right i got a good idea, the first puzzle could be like one of these http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/category51_1.htm

i bought one of these and never figured it out, you make the picters line up on all four sides of 9 peices

in a square looking like our vanashing point puzzel, if your good at those make some pieces and cut them out

and try it.

or it could be a verision of soduko useing letters, i am translating them to numbers of the alpha bet.

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factoid    0
I'm 99% sure that the grand prize winner is going into space.

That is a good idea... according to wikipedia, ~450 people have been into space.

Edit: I dont know how likely this would be, it would cost at least $200k to do it, and while microsoft is very rich, I doubt that they would spend that much money on one person.

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Adis    0

Well, Vista wasn't supposed to be released until the 30-th of Jan.

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da13ro    0

I think they are referring to giving away something far better than Vista Ultimate Edition.

Look at the name of the game. Vanishing point.

One of the clues is escape velocity.

Fewer than a thousand people have experienced it.

The ultimate view. (vista)

I'm 99% sure that the grand prize winner is going into space.

I like that theory, and things are adding up, might have to agree on that one. But what has it got to do with CES 07? Is that just saying it will be presented then?

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balupton    0

Vista Ultimate Extras Testing?

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episode    625

I like that theory, and things are adding up, might have to agree on that one. But what has it got to do with CES 07? Is that just saying it will be presented then?

The site hasn't said anything about CES. Just the Bellagio fountains, and that the ieblog was the first to have it.

It is most definetly done by Microsoft. But is it a promotion for Vista Ultimate Edition by providing the ultimate vista?

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emale_tart    0

No no im saying its going to be something big announced at 6:30pm on January 8th 2007

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S.F.    0

Space, the final frontier.. Or perhaps it's the 2'nd coming? =)

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emale_tart    0

Gates is doing a pre-show keynote speech on January 7th @ 6:30pm - now theres another coincidence - same time...

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DaveLegg    988

Maybe if we work out the one remaining clue, we'd have a better idea of what the prize(s) is(/are) when we can look at the three resulting pages together.

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AnTimOnY    0

No no im saying its going to be something big announced at 6:30pm on January 8th 2007

Vista SP8236238. COme on, you know its gona be big and bloated. :p

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maygaess    0

well.. if someone wins anything .. he has to share it with all of us .. that is what i understand :D

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Adis    0

What about "The race for that destiny will begin when the countdown hits zero."

That means we still have to wait?

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