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named after

(this is a picture puzzle)

Hint is -'Named after'

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  • $\begingroup$ Is it related to internet and domain names? $\endgroup$ – Jyotish Robin Sep 2 '17 at 21:03
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    $\begingroup$ Something that goes like "To a missing black Jack, in search of unseen four Diamonds..."( based on the missing cards in each suit - namely: 2 Hearts, Ace & 3 Spades, 4 & 7 Diamonds, Jack of Clubs) $\endgroup$ – Mea Culpa Nay Sep 3 '17 at 1:07
  • $\begingroup$ Not related to internet and domains. $\endgroup$ – GradDev Sep 3 '17 at 4:59
  • $\begingroup$ Is it a single solution or does each stack represents a different solution..? $\endgroup$ – Kalaivanan Sep 4 '17 at 10:35
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  The person being named is...

...François Édouard Anatole Lucas,...

  ...as the missing cards’...

...numerical values constitute the first 6 Lucas numbers:
      2   (♥),   1   (ace ♠),   3   (♠),   4   (♦),   7   (♦)   11   (jack ♣),...

  ...which are named for the person being named.

  Without knowing about this person’s name, you can still notice that...

...each two consecutive numbers add to the next number (just as with Fibonacci numbers).

       2   1   3   4   7   11 . . .

       2 + 1 = 3
           1 + 3 = 4
               3 + 4 = 7
                   4 + 7 = 11  

  You might even notice a way to make increasingly large leaps,...

       2  1  3     4     7  11  18  29  47  76 . . . 843  1364  2207 . . .

             3 x 3 - 2 = 7
                         7 x 7   -  2 = 47
                                        47 x 47         -   2 = 2207 
             ...a feature not shared by Fibonacci numbers.

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