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Bert Bates
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I'm looking for a type of physical object that has the following characteristics:

- shiny and flat
- less than 1 foot long
- considered disposable or typically recyclable


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Bert Bates wrote:I'm looking for a type of physical object that has the following characteristics:

- shiny and flat
- less than 1 foot long
- considered disposable or typically recyclable


Hmm, Is this from that Mac site, where you solve puzzles for software??? I forgot what it is called.

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Bert Bates wrote:I'm looking for a type of physical object that has the following characteristics:

- shiny and flat
- less than 1 foot long
considered disposable or typically recyclable


A cent coin.
fred rosenberger
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how about a razor blade. Not a disposable razor, but something like a replacement blade for a matte knife:


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Fantine Ponter
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Aluminium foil?
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Credit Card
Fantine Ponter
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Glass pane
Mark Spritzler
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Fantine Ponter wrote:Glass pane


Under a foot. Must be a really small window.

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Steel ruler.
Paper knife.


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Fantine Ponter
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Mark - I've seen windows made up of rectangles (panes) of glass which are each, no longer than a foot. Bedsides, for lack of the right terminology, what about a 'piece' of glass in a frame for a 8" by 5" photo

May we ask questions? If so, is the object manufactured (man-made)?
Fantine Ponter
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a leaf
fred rosenberger
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Bert,

are you gonna come back and tell us the answer?
Bert Bates
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More specifically, I'm thinking about fresnel mirrors, something like these:

http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Concentrating/concentrating.htm

Even more specifically, I'm thinking about fresnel mirror designs that lots of people could afford and make on their own.

I just read an incredible book "Sustainable Energy - without the hot air", by David MacKay. One of the main conclusions of the book is that solar mirror systems should be at the top of the list of alternative energy sources for North America (and other parts of the world too).

Hope this explanation helps to focus (arrr, arrr), the treasure hunt - when I first posted this I didn't want anyone to limit their creativity by getting boxed in to preconceived notions
 
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