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AMindForeverVoyaging
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I am a bit surprised that only 21 out of 56 people (37.5%) have solved this challenge.

This one is seriously not difficult. C'mon you can do it Wink
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:24 pm View user's profile Send private message
bsguedes



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It's possible that some people haven't ever seen this challenge (it may have been introduced after they stopped solving challenges).
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:07 pm View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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You are right, that is definitely possible and I guess for at least a handful of people this is probably the case.

Comparing the list of people who solved "Quine" with the ones who solved "Lenna's History", there are 17 people who solved the former challenge before the latter became available.

However some of those people did solve Lenna's History later, when it became available.

So maybe let's say that half the people who started this here challenge have solved it. That is still way fewer than there should be (in my opinion).
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:14 pm View user's profile Send private message
Hippo



Joined: 01 Feb 2014
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Any clue? Does history point to the originál picture apearence (the one icluding nudity)?
Is another version of image required for information retrieval?
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:35 am View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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Hippo wrote:
Any clue?


What can you look at when you look at a picture? The picture itself of course, yes, but there are also other possibilities.

Try to think a bit like a photographer does. They sometimes want to check if a picture's exposure is correct. What do they do?

Come to think of it, that is probably what made this challenge easy for me: I recently took a photography course at the local community college. It was much fun and I learned a lot Smile
Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:21 am View user's profile Send private message
Hippo



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Hmm, reading the hint ... looks like past does nothing with the challenge (at least with the hard stage).
... with the hint's the challenge is much easier now.
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:52 pm View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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Yay Hippo!
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:27 pm View user's profile Send private message
Hippo



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Actually I have not expected such strong hint. ... "You need just the attached picture to read the message" would refute most of the ideas connected with standardised picture ... and I hope it would suffice.
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:51 pm View user's profile Send private message
Adenium



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The hint is really too strong ...
Tue May 09, 2017 6:32 am View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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Adenium wrote:
The hint is really too strong ...


Only three people have solved this challenge since the hint was given, in a time frame of almost one year. That seems to contradict your statement quite strongly.
Thu May 11, 2017 11:36 pm View user's profile Send private message
destiny



Joined: 03 Jul 2014
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would help if Quine wasn't so hard to solve Rolling Eyes

I can access part of the challenge anyway, but maybe no point to pursue it if I don't know the full context?
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:46 pm View user's profile Send private message
Hippo



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destiny wrote:
would help if Quine wasn't so hard to solve Rolling Eyes

I can access part of the challenge anyway, but maybe no point to pursue it if I don't know the full context?


Quine is not so hard Smile. ... it's challenge told to me as an invitation to the site.
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:35 pm View user's profile Send private message
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