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#81 fabpig

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 01:09 PM

Spoiler for Explanation...I hope

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 01:21 PM

As for feedback. It took a little while to get into the swing of things - being not really sure what was going on - but really enjoyed it when I thought I was on to something. I most definitely wouldn't have got the answer without the comments of the other players. It'll be interesting to see a similar thing can be done again without becoming 'stale'. I guess the only way to find out is for someone to start a new one.
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 01:42 PM

I was thinking in this code:
UQPCBSSN
but then I see the A which will convert the last three letters,so It should be:
UQPCBUQP

I think you're thinking along the right lines but there's a letter wrong there
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 02:01 PM

Spoiler for Explanation...I hope

You've essentially got it right,
Spoiler for just to clarify on the letters...

As for feedback. It took a little while to get into the swing of things - being not really sure what was going on - but really enjoyed it when I thought I was on to something. I most definitely wouldn't have got the answer without the comments of the other players.

I'm glad. It was looking a bit low on interactivity for a while there.

It'll be interesting to see a similar thing can be done again without becoming 'stale'. I guess the only way to find out is for someone to start a new one.

That is the real game. A test of how much you can obfuscate the code while still making the technique simple and consistent (with that thought I've added a fourth algorithm rule - see earlier post for that). Everything so far was intended as a preliminary experiment. If no volunteers are forthcoming I have a second algorithm which is quite different in style, but I'd like to see what other people come up with instead.
Certainly we need to roll out the clues a bit quicker next time. I think 3 at a time would be about right.
If others are up for it I'll start a new thread with the updated rules, but in the meantime I'd like to invite as much feedback as possible, and especially any volunteers to create a code!
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Posted 16 October 2010 - 02:27 PM

Izzy gets to keep Massachusetts for now.

Yay, but *kicks Framm*. :P

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 04:02 PM

[whoops did a post by accident :blush:]
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:43 PM

Hmm...no takers. Let's see your second algorithm, octopuppy!

I'm intrigued by your idea of using such an algorithm for password control. Too bad not all password requirements are the same: some require special characters while others don't allow them. Some need to be exactly 8 characters, others can be shorter or longer. I have one that must be a minimum of 12 characters! If the site would list what the password requirements are on the login page, I could use that to help me recall my password, but usually they don't.
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