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mcjohn



Joined: 07 Mar 2009
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Hey guys, I'm having trouble solving the challenge McCormick (the crypto challenge with letters: f,m,p only). I'm sure "McCormick" is a big clue and a google search shows it can be many things like a restaurant, distilling company, tractor manufacturer, church, convention center, painting company, communications consulting firm, etc. Any hints on what "McCormick" in this challenge refers to?

Thanks
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:12 am View user's profile Send private message
DanielG



Joined: 13 Nov 2008
Posts: 30

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Oh my god! they ...
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:40 am View user's profile Send private message
MichaBln



Joined: 11 Nov 2008
Posts: 18
Location: Berlin, GER

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Hi,
as you mentioned, there are many things that have something to do with McCormick so google can't help you unless you can spot the right result when it turns up. The origin of this cipher is a phonetic one, which is not how the cipher works in this case (this cipher somehow evolved from the original one to make it more useful for general purposes) the original cipher has alot more variables to it making it probably impossible to decipher it using a computer ... but still its origins are no doubt phonetic.

By the way ... that might not help you, but this cipher (the original) was invented in the late 90s ... the context it was used in was somehow controversial ... .
Ok, thats it ... all I said is true ... still it might not help you ... anyways ... thats what can be given away without giving too much away.

Have fun !

Michael
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:58 am View user's profile Send private message
PeterS



Joined: 05 Mar 2009
Posts: 24

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Hey, I immediately had to think about Kenny McCormick from the south park series, because he always speaks so muffled.
But I have no clue how this could help solving the challenge...
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:01 am View user's profile Send private message
megabreit



Joined: 03 Jan 2009
Posts: 141

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You're pretty close... I even think, you should change your posting a bit because
you nearly posted the solution...
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:17 pm View user's profile Send private message
gfoot



Joined: 05 Sep 2007
Posts: 269
Location: Brighton, UK

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You don't need to know the origin to solve this... (I had no idea until now what the origin was)
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:49 pm View user's profile Send private message
xfiles



Joined: 26 Oct 2008
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Don' t Panic.
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:05 pm View user's profile Send private message
megabreit



Joined: 03 Jan 2009
Posts: 141

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As you suggest... maybe I know the topic to good (both ways). I didn't need to think a second and solved the challenge 5 sec later.
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:52 pm View user's profile Send private message
Allosentient



Joined: 10 Apr 2008
Posts: 273

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Hint: The complete information given has a relatively low complexity level.
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:47 am View user's profile Send private message
Force4



Joined: 16 Dec 2009
Posts: 29

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xfiles wrote:
Don' t Panic.

Yeah! Laughing That's what I'm talking about!
But still... The dolphins tried to warn us huh.
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:53 am View user's profile Send private message
Shirosan



Joined: 28 May 2011
Posts: 10

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moderators should edit most of the hints given on this page, it is way too easy like that, although a very funny challenge!
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:24 am View user's profile Send private message
Hippo



Joined: 01 Feb 2014
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Location: Praha 5

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Shirosan wrote:
moderators should edit most of the hints given on this page, it is way too easy like that, although a very funny challenge!


Problem is "challenge solved" points here.
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:16 am View user's profile Send private message
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