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horst



Joined: 06 Mar 2009
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Post Didactic Text 4 Reply with quote
Hi there,

I just don't get this one. This time there is no description, no hint or anything, just that text. While searching the web for the source of the text I noticed that some of the [SPOILER] were changed to [SPOILER]. I tried to interpret these words as binary values but that doesn't seem to make any sense. I believe the key to the solution must be in these differences but I don't get anything out of that.
Is anyone here who can point me in the right direction or at least tell me if my approach is pointless?


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Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:01 am View user's profile Send private message
m!nus



Joined: 28 Jul 2007
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Post Re: Didactic Text 4 Reply with quote
shhh, don't give such a big hint, but you're pretty close :)
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:24 pm View user's profile Send private message
horst



Joined: 06 Mar 2009
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Well, I didn't think it's such a big thing to find that out, although I changed my post a bit Wink Still have no idea on how to move on but at least I'm not in a blind alley...

*update*
Still trying hard but no success yet. This is a hard nut to crack...
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:37 pm View user's profile Send private message
horst



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Shocked
Got it right all the time but one of my converter functions was wrong Rolling Eyes
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:05 pm View user's profile Send private message
bns



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I'm really stuck here. I found the same changes as the original poster, but do not have an idea what kind of code etc. this could be.
Additionally, I observed that a few words are "marked". Is this part of the cipher?

An additional hint would be great...
Sat May 16, 2009 5:40 pm View user's profile Send private message
tschiew



Joined: 05 Mar 2009
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bns wrote:
I'm really stuck here. I found the same changes as the original poster, but do not have an idea what kind of code etc. this could be.


I've got currently the same problem: Finding the changes was not really difficult, but the question is now: What shall I do with this Information? Are the positions of that changes in the text important? Is it important WHICH words are changed? I've tried some approaches, but I really don't have no clue.
Sun May 17, 2009 4:11 pm View user's profile Send private message
michuber



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Think about why the changes have been made.
Sun May 17, 2009 7:41 pm View user's profile Send private message
portal



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the hint of michuber was really helpful.
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:13 pm View user's profile Send private message
markobr



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I solved it after some problems with the question of, er, absolute vs. relative encoding. But there seem to be a few bits which you can't use in the solution - is there anything about them?
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:12 pm View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
JayArr



Joined: 16 Oct 2010
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i also spotted the differences and in-commons but still can't encode anything with it... =/
any furher hints?
Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:14 am View user's profile Send private message
malachi



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Yeah I'm in the same place... I tried setting corrects to 1 and incorrects to 0, etc. etc. but can't seem to get anything readable out of it...

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Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:16 am View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
General_Payne



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Post Clueless Reply with quote
Well i noticed the differences. Converted to binary all of the in question words. Binary converter gets nothing. Is it only the changed words mayb? not the originals from the same pattern, any hints would be nice.
Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:11 pm View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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Joined: 28 May 2011
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Post Re: Clueless Reply with quote
General_Payne wrote:
Well i noticed the differences. Converted to binary all of the in question words. Binary converter gets nothing. Is it only the changed words mayb? not the originals from the same pattern, any hints would be nice.


I am having the same problem here. Found the differences, tried to interpret them as ones and zeros, but cannot seem to decode this information into anything readable. I would expect there to be sequences like 0101 or 0111 rather often if it is the type of encoding that I think it is, but that is not what I seem to be seeing here.

Any hints, please?

Pretty please?
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:16 am View user's profile Send private message
FaTaL_PrIdE



Joined: 14 Jul 2009
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I got a few unused bits too... :S

Hint for those having trouble:
if you get output which doesnt look like an actual English word, try it. The answer (as far as I'm aware) is not an English word.
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:56 pm View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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FaTaL_PrIdE wrote:
I got a few unused bits too... :S


Wait a minute, does that mean that not every change between the original text and the challenge text provides a piece of information?
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:29 pm View user's profile Send private message
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