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Topic: Too Many Digits
MerickOWA

Replies: 26
Views: 19952
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:53 am   Subject: Too Many Digits
I'm betting the challenge is broken atm.
Topic: Prime Factorisation
MerickOWA

Replies: 2
Views: 3038
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:10 pm   Subject: Prime Factorisation
Perhaps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_complexity_of_mathematical_operations would answer your questions.
Topic: Captcha
MerickOWA

Replies: 13
Views: 10911
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:23 pm   Subject: Captcha
You could come up with some equation as to how different each picture is from another and find the two pictures which have the lowest difference value. But thats assuming that the two pictures " ...
Topic: Runaway Robot Puzzle
MerickOWA

Replies: 47
Views: 64746
PostForum: Runaway Robot Puzzle   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:11 pm   Subject: Runaway Robot Puzzle
Don't put the <>'s in the URL. Also make sure you're doing proper URL escaping of characters if your password has anything unusual in it (punctuation, spaces, etc).

Other than that the url l ...
Topic: Inscrutable
MerickOWA

Replies: 10
Views: 7132
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:17 am   Subject: Inscrutable
I believe the server checks the input to the sql server and rejects certain patterns. /* comments must be one of them. BENCHMARK() is another no-no. Try something else Smile
Topic: Find me
MerickOWA

Replies: 21
Views: 20262
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:08 pm   Subject: Find me
I don't remember the coordinates being in the water, but they may appear that way at first.
Topic: how to be carder
MerickOWA

Replies: 4
Views: 6389
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:20 pm   Subject: how to be carder
Its indonesian. Something stupid about credit cards I believe.
Topic: Another Typo Challenge
MerickOWA

Replies: 12
Views: 8976
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:25 pm   Subject: Another Typo Challenge
If you're trying all possible characters for all positions, you will find the answer eventually.

The challenge is still in PHP.
Topic: Teach me how to hack this puzzle
MerickOWA

Replies: 24
Views: 30380
PostForum: Runaway Robot Puzzle   Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:56 pm   Subject: Teach me how to hack this puzzle
That webpage is talking about submitting a web form through python. This isn't really necessary for the challenge as the challenge supports submitting your answer through the URL.

Take a look at h ...
Topic: Blizzard
MerickOWA

Replies: 16
Views: 17835
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:33 pm   Subject: Blizzard
This was a pretty fun challenge. Its method of "encryption" is not complicated. Theres no complicated dictionary/key/ or other external information needed.
Topic: Eniac
MerickOWA

Replies: 27
Views: 22476
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:28 pm   Subject: Eniac
The Chinese system is not being used for this challenge. Perhaps the challenge is flawed in that way, but the answer to this challenge doesn't use a complicated system for the beads. All beads have ...
Topic: Eniac
MerickOWA

Replies: 27
Views: 22476
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:39 am   Subject: Eniac
thats too big, so your method of using the abacus is too complicated.

Its been suggested that, if you use the abacus in a very complicated way, you could represent very very large numbers. The ans ...
Topic: Password protected 1
MerickOWA

Replies: 2
Views: 4716
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:29 am   Subject: Password protected 1
You have to figure out the password. Programmers have ways of making a program give up its secrets Wink
Topic: Didactic Feedback Cipher Long
MerickOWA

Replies: 11
Views: 11933
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:26 am   Subject: Didactic Feedback Cipher Long
Yes " -> " means from txt[x] to txt[x+3] (4 bytes).

I know this because i've solved the problem and can verify thats what it means Wink
Topic: Teach me how to hack this puzzle
MerickOWA

Replies: 24
Views: 30380
PostForum: Runaway Robot Puzzle   Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:55 pm   Subject: Teach me how to hack this puzzle
Learn how to write a program? pick your favorite language java,c,c++,c#,ruby,python,lisp and learn how to download webpages in that language, and parse out of the html the maze data.

After that, yo ...
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