A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2018 Mar 21, 16:10 -0700
And here's a puzzle for you:
What is the connection between the Niantic and modern piracy (and even modern celestial navigation)?
Step ONE: where is the Niantic today and how did it get there? Hint: pyramid(s)!
The Transamerica Pyramid Area of San Francisco
Step TWO: what modern entity is named after the Niantic?
Step THREE: can you name the game?
Yes (I don't want to spoil it for others)
Step FOUR: can you cheat the game?
Apparently so using GPS Spoofing and something called an internet bot.
Step FIVE: how can you defeat the cheater?
By programme mods and eventually by banning cheaters.
At least a photograph of a painting of Niantic is readily available. When I was constructing a presentation on William Bligh, I really struggled to find a picture of HMS Providence, his lead ship for the Second Breadfruit Expedition. Fortunately, a photograph of a postage stamp showing her was available from St Helena of all places. How accurate it is, I'm not sure. DaveP.