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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Thu May 24, 2012 11:40 am

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the numbers to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Fri May 25, 2012 2:33 pm

Ok, hint #2.

clue2.jpg
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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Fri May 25, 2012 3:37 pm

Looks like the innards to a dot matrix printer.
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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Fri May 25, 2012 3:40 pm

wirerat wrote:Looks like the innards to a dot matrix printer.


That's what I was thinking.

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Fri May 25, 2012 3:57 pm

wirerat wrote:Looks like the innards to a dot matrix printer.


The insides of a Heathkit H14 dot-matrix printer to be more specific. :wink:
http://blog.switchedbits.net/

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Fri May 25, 2012 11:42 pm

That last hint did it for me. Did anyone else get it?

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Sat May 26, 2012 12:37 am

bertschs wrote:That last hint did it for me. Did anyone else get it?


Hahaha nope :lol:
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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Sat May 26, 2012 5:37 am

bertschs wrote:That last hint did it for me. Did anyone else get it?


Yep, our first winner. Nice job.

Pick your prize.

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Sat May 26, 2012 7:46 am

Project2501 wrote:
bertschs wrote:That last hint did it for me. Did anyone else get it?


Hahaha nope :lol:


I'm still clueless it appears.

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Decipher the Code Contest

Sat May 26, 2012 9:12 am

I'll go for the cash via PayPal. :)

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Sat May 26, 2012 11:35 am

Another day another clue for the clueless???
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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Sat May 26, 2012 3:27 pm

I arranged them as a 3*11 matrix (as in dot matrix), and added each line, here's the result:

59 39 42 13 43 63 52 48 61 38 39 37 39 37 52 48 33 48

I'll now do some padding on the left side of their binary form and try to make sth up.

The binary forms here:

00111011
00100111
00101010
00001101
00101011
00111111
00110100
00110000
00111101
00100110
00100111
00100101
00100111
00110100
00110000
00100001
00110000

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Mon May 28, 2012 4:52 am

I probably got it as well.

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Mon May 28, 2012 10:01 am

rafi wrote:I probably got it as well.


Confirmed. Pick your prize.

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Mon May 28, 2012 12:10 pm

I'll go for the print or ebook of my choice, please.

Thanks,

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Tue May 29, 2012 1:27 pm

Damn!! Thought i cracked it but when i put it together it was a no go!!

Your killing me Steve
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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Tue May 29, 2012 1:43 pm

Steve wrote:Ok, hint #2.

clue2.jpg


Looks like an old NST with the cover taken off...

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Tue May 29, 2012 1:58 pm

ristau5741 wrote:yeah stevester1

the contest was to decyphr the activation code, transmit it to one of Steve's robot scripts out on the internet, which would then create a new user account here, login, find the appropriate forum and thread, then post 2 messages, the second of which is
"I am very appreciated" to win the contest.

now to figure out who did it, see below for more hints on that...

W.

T.

F??!?!?!

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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Tue May 29, 2012 2:01 pm

here is what I have so far...

I took the original code and ran it through both Base64 and base32 conversions to binary or hex. I then took the results and tried to line them up with dot-matrix character output but got nothing. Im finding several different binary mappings for dot-matrix but non of them are lining up. But i could be doing things wrong...
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Re: Decipher the Code Contest

Tue May 29, 2012 5:58 pm

You sly dog you.

EDIT: I meant that as a "I got it", btw.

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