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#1 araver

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 11:03 PM

This game thread continues the tradition of the first two games: Game 1 and Game 2.

One player plays the Evil Mastermind (that's me, replacing the original Evil Mastermind for this game) who nukes the states of the USA 3 at a time, the other players play Hackers who seek to stop the Evil Mastermind. The Evil Mastermind plays by posting commands which activate missile strikes. Each command has a unique password, which is derived from the command by a hashing algorithm. The Evil Mastermind devises a different algorithm at the start of each game, and posts the passwords along with the commands. The Hackers will see the commands and passwords and from this they should try to deduce the hashing algorithm. The Hacker who does this first, and correctly figures out the password to the command "ABORT", stops the Evil Mastermind and wins the game. Anyone can join in at any time as a Hacker.

Now hashing algorithms can be exceedingly difficult to crack, but there are restrictions placed on the kind of algorithm that the Evil Mastermind can use:
Spoiler for Hashing algorithm rules


Commands
There are 51 commands, these being the names of US states (used by the Evil Mastermind to nuke another state), plus the word "ABORT" (used by hackers to stop the Evil Mastermind).
Spoiler for List of commands


Game Play

The Evil Mastermind posts 3 commands at a time, with their passwords. The interval for doing this is undefined, no point in imposing restrictions. The Evil Mastermind chooses the commands, but should generally do requests as soon as possible.
Each Hacker may make one guess at the password for "ABORT" each time the Evil Mastermind posts commands. If someone makes multiple guesses in between clues, only the first one counts, but if they make a mistake and correct it, the Evil Mastermind can accept the correction.
There is no need for spoilers when guessing the password, although please use spoilers if you reveal the algorithm.

The first one to get the password for "ABORT" wins.

P.S. Alternatively if you've cracked the algorithm you can just use it to blow up more states if you're that way inclined (**per original Evil Mastermind's rules!)

Edited by araver, 26 October 2010 - 11:09 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 11:08 PM

... and the game begins:

NEVADA
V1D3N1V4

MAINE
I0E3A0I4

SOUTHCAROLINA
U0I6O3U7

Edited by araver, 26 October 2010 - 11:10 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 11:47 PM

I'd like to request

HAWAII

IOWA

LOUISIANA
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:38 AM

I'd like to request

HAWAII

IOWA

LOUISIANA

As requested, the Evil Mastermind strikes again:

HAWAII
W1I4H1W5

IOWA
W0W3O4A3

LOUISIANA
U0A6O4U7

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:43 AM

Well that really killed a bunch of my working hypotheses. :wacko:
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:00 AM

Can I get

NORTHDAKOTA

SOUTHDAKOTA

NORTHCAROLINA
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:07 AM

Evil Mastermind strikes the poor inhabitants of North/South*** and then takes a little break.

NORTHDAKOTA
R0A4O1R5

SOUTHDAKOTA
U0A5O1U6

NORTHCAROLINA
R0A5O3R6


Edit: Evil Mastermind forgot to use right font, but luckily remembered before getting to bed :)

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*** Little did they know while growing up (or moving in) that their states are so prone to attacks :)

Edited by araver, 27 October 2010 - 01:10 AM.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:27 AM

NEBRASKA

MARYLAND

NEWYORK
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:39 AM

I think I've found something. At least it works with all the states so far except IOWA.


ABORT
O1T2A0O3

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:42 AM

I think I've found something. At least it works with all the states so far except IOWA.


ABORT
O1T2A0O3


The Evil Mastermind awakes to find out someone tried to tamper unsuccessfully with the system. Oh well, that happens, it's all good as long as they don't succeed.

Evil Mastermind slaps himself with a trout for not putting a failed-password counter in the system. Nothing can be done now but live with it. One cannot reprogram the system while it's still running...

P.S.
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