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AMindForeverVoyaging
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Since there is no topic for this challenge yet...

"Do You Speak Calc?" - Hm. I wouldn't know of any language or programming language which goes by that name, except maybe for this. That doesn't look much like 7-bit binary though.

I'm not looking for a hint yet, since I only opened up this challenge recently...
but maybe there is somebody here who also has not found the solution and likes to discuss some approaches.
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:03 pm View user's profile Send private message
guga



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I thought about any unusual character encoding like the one of my old TI-89 calculator, since if it was a programming language or assembly code the amount of data seems to be too few. But I only get rubbish.
So what is the calc meaning? Only an abbreviation? If not, there would only be the Windows calc.exe or OpenOffce/LibreOffice calc. Or the Anglo-Saxon calc-rune, as wikipedia just told me Wink
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AMindForeverVoyaging
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guga wrote:
I thought about any unusual character encoding like the one of my old TI-89 calculator, since if it was a programming language or assembly code the amount of data seems to be too few. But I only get rubbish.


Yeah me too.

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So what is the calc meaning? Only an abbreviation? If not, there would only be the Windows calc.exe or OpenOffce/LibreOffice calc. Or the Anglo-Saxon calc-rune, as wikipedia just told me Wink


The "Calc" rune is just part of an alphabet though - the actual language would be Old English or Old Frisian.

It would be nice to know if really a language is meant here, or if this is rather a red herring.
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The rune is a red herring! To me it helped to identify the space. It turns out that space can be represented in exactly and only one way...
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Does the grouping of the bits in groups of seven have anything to do with it, or is that a red herring too?
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Not a red herring, the 7-bit grouping is directly related to the Challlenge's title.

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