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AMindForeverVoyaging
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So since this challenge doesn't have a topic yet I'm opening one.

It occurs to me that the data given here has a pattern, which you need not be a genius for to find out. It's always four letters, followed by eight digits, with a total of twenty-one entities:

Code:

GJCD 39581542
GJDL 20534887
FJCJ 13281871
GJFH 17114179
FJDQ 41028396
GJAD 25382405
FJQP 14010414
GJFF 25385284
FJMM 31351660
GHHP 43393455
GJDD 31261379
GJLK 27265861
GJAB 56454051
FJNH 09599444
GJBJ 59518543
GJCH 55504911
GJFJ 18037254
GJJE 48059424
GJPH 39323177
BHJF 30474095
DKNC 54387196


I'm quite certain that this is no coincidence. However, this is already how far I have been able to get. I don't have the slightest clue how to decode this. Okay so it's not actually a "Crypto" challenge, but it sure looks like one. Beats me what the criterion is to be considered "Misc" instead.

What strikes me is the repetition of the GJ/FJ characters, they appear quite often. But the meaning of it? I have no. freaking. clue. :-/
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:53 pm View user's profile Send private message
Tron



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Post Re: What in the world Reply with quote
AMindForeverVoyaging wrote:
[...] the data given here has a pattern[...]

There is even more structure to find.
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:18 pm View user's profile Send private message
DaymItzJack



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What in the world... I don't even.
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:59 pm View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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Tron wrote:
There is even more structure to find.


Well, some day I might find it... thank you so far.
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:41 pm View user's profile Send private message
teebee



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Tron wrote:
There is even more structure to find.
I found that structure but can't figure out what in the world to see ...
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:29 pm View user's profile Send private message
laz0r



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Post Re: What in the world Reply with quote
teebee wrote:
Tron wrote:
There is even more structure to find.
I found that structure but can't figure out what in the world to see ...


I know what they are, but I have found no means in which I can turn them into something useful...

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MatRush



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is the four-letters stuff is after encrypted text or just some plain text code?
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cyberwoozle



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Most of them remind me on some Aircraft Type Identifiers .... unfortunately a few of them do not exist Sad
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AMindForeverVoyaging
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laz0r wrote:

I know what they are, but I have found no means in which I can turn them into something useful...


It seems you did Wink

cyberwoozle wrote:
Most of them remind me on some Aircraft Type Identifiers .... unfortunately a few of them do not exist Sad


Hm, I think those would rather have five letters than four?
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:58 am View user's profile Send private message
cyberwoozle



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Hm, I think those would rather have five letters than four?


I meant aside the first character in front of the "-" ...
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cyberwoozle



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The second part of the challenge - are there any parallels to the NG games?
Thu May 03, 2012 8:49 pm View user's profile Send private message
laz0r



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I seem to remember identifying these as a type of co-ordinates - make of that what you will, given the quality of my memory...
[EDIT - me being stupid and mistaking this challenge for a similar one - sorry!]

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trofi



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They look like georef coordinates around the USA,
but have no idea what exactly I need to pick to make sense of it.

Rivers? Neares cities? States?
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AMindForeverVoyaging
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trofi wrote:
They look like georef coordinates around the USA,
but have no idea what exactly I need to pick to make sense of it.

Rivers? Neares cities? States?


That's what I'm asking myself, too. I looked up all the places indicated by those coordinates with Google Earth, but to no avail.

I guess there might be a problem with converting the georef coordinates to latitude/longitude. I did that using some website. If the results are off, that would explain why the transformed coordinates do not yield anything that really forms an answer.
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michuber



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AMindForeverVoyaging wrote:
I looked up all the places indicated by those coordinates with Google Earth, but to no avail.

What about using a different map?
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