This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I only posted about my good scores, not my bad ones! I had rounds where I got only 2 out of 5 on the right continent. (Japanese temple and gardens in Portland, Oregon, I'm looking at you. Who knew desert Australia and South Africa look so similar, if you've never been to either.) But then I've been terribly lucky too: amid a birch forest in Finland I find a road sign pointing to a town I've heard of, or I get an airport in Maun, Botswana and find it on the map right away.
I got 20579 points, but oly because three of the five locations contained signposts that I could google. Probably counts as cheating, though I'm still proud I was able to transliterate azbuka to google it.
Martin Vajsar wrote:I got 20579 points, but oly because three of the five locations contained signposts that I could google. Probably counts as cheating, though I'm still proud I was able to transliterate azbuka to google it.
I got a car in one location and I tried to zoom in to see the plate, no luck though.
Wow, I'm terrible. http://goo.gl/pvmtL None were in the right country, and most were in the wrong continent.
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As Michael noted earlier, we're just posting our high scores. Eight thousand is not bad, and getting the continent right is harder than we expect. If you spend enough time navigating around in each location, you can find more clues. Sometimes you just have to follow a road far enough to find a sufficiently informative sign.