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moose



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What is the task of this challenge? It seems like we would only have to find the correct two integers. As both should be in range [0;999] it makes 1,000,000 tries. May we make those tries automatically to the server? What does the output mean?
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:26 pm View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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moose wrote:
What is the task of this challenge?
[...]
What does the output mean?


I think that is exactly the problem: To find out what it means, and if you find out the meaning you will then be able to find the answer. I don't think the answer consists of two integers between 0 and 999. I could be mistaken though.
Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:37 pm View user's profile Send private message
MrTerry



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i m stuck on this for several days now and i really need to ask this :
do we have to create the WOW! or am i totally wrong here?

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your solution sucked

Oo wtf?
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:32 pm View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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MrTerry wrote:

do we have to create the WOW!


If by WOW! you mean World Of Warcraft... um... I don't really see the connection to the challenge? Smile
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MrTerry



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well i certainly dont talk about the game Laughing
but there is different meaning by WOW!
and i m certain that it has something to do with this challenge.... but sadly i see a connection and i m unable to solve it cuz of lack of information.... the only possibility is to create the WOW!

but the count of output-numbers doesnt match ....
probably doesnt see the forrest for the trees.... Sad

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boom at 1 1
your solution sucked

Oo wtf?

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AMindForeverVoyaging
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I don't have the slightest idea what you are talking about, but it's okay Very Happy
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MrTerry



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hehe ... well in fact
a friend pointed it out..... i didnt know it before too Smile

but would be great if someone who actually solved this could verify if i m on the right track with this... maybe i m completely wrong here Smile

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boom at 1 1
your solution sucked

Oo wtf?
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laz0r



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I've solved it, and I have no idea what a WOW! is... :/

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MrTerry



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okay Smile
at least something ^^

the wow!-signal was a signal they received from outer space which was 30 times bigger than the normal "noise" (on logarithmic scale)
if u look up at wikipedia for example ("wow!-signal" or something like that)

i thought it might have something to do with the challenge cuz of the curve which goes :
1 1 1 5 J U Q E 6
but obviously there are some more numbers we receive from this challange....

well.... now i m clueless ^^

any hints?

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laz0r



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The principle is similar... but not by any means identical Smile

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rokurou



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I found two integers which produce

1
1
1
1
1
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.
.

I just don't know if thats what we need to do.
But if it is, then what is the format of the answer? (pm is also ok)
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:32 pm View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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I *think* that the answer is neither the two input numbers nor the twelve output numbers. No matter which values you use/get.

What I could imagine: Say you got a decent sample size of the values, and you plotted them in some coordinate system and they would look like big boobs, then the answer would be "big boobs". Wink Or if it looked like the Eiffel Tower, then the answer would be "Eiffel Tower".

By the way... 'big boobs' is incorrect. Mr. Green


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rokurou



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so...any hint from laz0r?
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gfoot



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When you work out the answer, it'll be obvious what you need to submit.
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dangermouse



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if i say one of the revolutionary algorithms of the last century, am i on the right track?
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