Update: There are currently only 2 additional correct answers (from improv & troilo) vying for the second 5 SBD awarded randomly tomorrow AM. blackswith12 won the first 5 SBD!
Hint 1: (8, 3)
Hint 2: (5, 2)
Hint 3: Yes, the first two hints *were* rather pointed . . . .
Hint 4: "Near misses" are tough to see with the naked eye
DO NOT SPOIL THIS IN THE COMMENTS!
MESSAGE ME DIRECTLY ON STEEMIT.CHAT (ethical-ai) TO ENTER.
Explain how the below is possible.
Whenever a significant amount of time passes without a correct answer, I will add a clue.
The first correct answer will earn 5 SBD. Since I don't believe that prizes should always be won by individuals who are able to be on Steemit nearly 24/7 --> Twenty-four hours after the first correct answer, a second correct answer will be chosen randomly for the second 5 SBD. If there is no second correct answer after 24 hours, the second 5 SBD will go to the next correct answer to arrive.
This puzzle is also the first challenge in TING/TGL so it is worth solving even after the prizes have been awarded.
(It would be appreciated if you up-vote this post if you enter though it is not necessary to win)
Also, we are supporting the effort to clarify the taxes that the vast majority of us (from most countries) will owe from participating in Steemit (Yes! If you get rewards, you probably will owe taxes this year EVEN IF you don't cash them in). Please see Mark Waser's post Calculating Steem Taxes for further details.