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#21 araver

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 08:29 PM

Anyone else cracked this yet?

The reason I ask is because I was thinking of doing another CtC, but wondering where to pitch the difficulty level.
In all previous CtC's I've done, I have given some thought to how people are going to solve it, and tried to leave a "way in" or at least give the hackers a fair chance. Vineetrika's offering here seems to have given less consideration to how you're going to solve it. The 1st letter is a bit of a start but not much of one really. As a result, I actually found this to be a far more satisfying challenge, I really enjoyed bashing away at it. In the end it was a great puzzle, so thanks for that Vineetrika. I've also noticed that in my algorithms, people have sometimes picked up on clues I did not intend to leave. So maybe I should post one with no intentional weaknesses. However, if nobody else can crack this, I'd be wasting my time if I were to up the ante from here. Come on guys, this is solvable, show me you can do it!
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#23 araver

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 08:38 PM

Anyone else cracked this yet?

Come on guys, this is solvable, show me you can do it!


I've cracked the second character a little after you posted the ABORT command, but since there was no longer any pressure, I admit I kind of left it alone for a while :blush:

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:12 AM

araver, when you can solve the second character, what is stopping you from solving the rest ?
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:20 PM

araver, when you can solve the second character, what is stopping you from solving the rest ?

As I said, since there was no pressure I gave the problem some rest as I was blocked going around in circles and trying the same things over and over again. I will give it another try with a fresh perspective :D
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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:37 PM

Hmmm .... I only found a far-fetched explanation.
@Vineetrika, is it making sense?


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Posted 21 November 2010 - 12:35 PM

Ok, it is less far-fetched once you can actually see
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So, if it is correct and we move on to the next CtC challenge, I had a question: I also have developed an algorithm, I'm not sure of the difficulty though. So if it at least sounds less difficult than the one octopuppy suggests ... should we do it next or after?

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 05:58 PM

Ok, it is less far-fetched once you can actually see

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So, if it is correct and we move on to the next CtC challenge, I had a question: I also have developed an algorithm, I'm not sure of the difficulty though. So if it at least sounds less difficult than the one octopuppy suggests ... should we do it next or after?

I don't think that's quite it, though I am confused. Let's see what Vineetrika says. An easier way to check if you're on the money might be to just encode a few random words!
I think it's best if you host the next game, I'm a bit busy at the moment.
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:11 PM

I don't think that's quite it, though I am confused. Let's see what Vineetrika says. An easier way to check if you're on the money might be to just encode a few random words!

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I think it's best if you host the next game, I'm a bit busy at the moment.


Then I will open a next CtC challenge soon, later today, while waiting for Vineetrika.

Edited by araver, 21 November 2010 - 06:14 PM.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:14 PM

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I'd agree with that except you miscounted the vowels on a couple. Looks like you got it!
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