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# Celebrity Interview

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So you're a writer, Bill. Care to share some of your work?

Sure. Here are a few bits of it: FF?

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I'll go with "To be, or not to be..."

Write it as a logical expression (in hex): 2B | !2B

2B = 00101011... !2B = 11010100

So 00101011 | 11010100 = 11111111 = FF

Not sure if that's what you were going for, but it makes sense...

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uhhh?

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Not really sure what to be solving here...but maybe

11111111 (or 255)...since FF is hexadecimal, and the bit-wise representation (hence the "...a few bits of it...") is 11111111?

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2 hours ago, Pickett said:

uhhh?

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You are on the right track.

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To be solved is determining the celeb's identity and decoding what he said.

Change "uhhh?" into "aha!"

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I mean, I'll go with the obvious answer that he's interviewing Bill Gates?

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On 11/10/2016 at 11:20 AM, Pickett said:
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I mean, I'll go with the obvious answer that he's interviewing Bill Gates?

Not bad. Wrong Bill, though. Who Bill is comes from somehow decoding the message.

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It is BilI Clinton

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4 hours ago, arronshepp91 said:

It is BilI Clinton

Nope. He is a "real" Bill, though. Just a little older than Clinton.

Keep in mind that Picket's post is on the right track.

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Obscure clue:

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The decoded message comprises 10 words.

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think I get the question, just not how to make that answer fit...

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4 minutes ago, plainglazed said:

think I get the question, just not how to make that answer fit...

Not surprised. I wondered whether this belonged in the riddles section. It's both that and logic.

Happy belated thanksgiving.

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If the question mark is part of what's being conveyed, maybe this is ASCII:
F = 01000110
F = 01000110
? = 00111111

Or converted to hex, that would be 46463F.
Not quite 451 F. (And that would be Ray, not Bill.)

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don't want to potentially spoil this if I got the right answer but the wrong reasoning so:

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have thought of a fit to my hunch involving abbreviation.  is that possibly on the right track or off base?

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Can't do spoilers on my phone.

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But my answer is sure to be wrong: First Folio by Shakespeare

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On 11/29/2016 at 10:19 AM, CaptainEd said:

Can't do spoilers on my phone.

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Well the author has now been outed. Suspect others had it as well.

But the message still has to be cracked. Think logically.

Good job.

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Bonanova, cute puzzle! Pickett, great solve! Thank you both, that was fun to watch!

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