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satfreak666



Joined: 16 May 2011
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Hi there,

has this challenge something to do with vector geometry?

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Fri May 27, 2011 12:11 pm View user's profile Send private message
laz0r



Joined: 04 Feb 2010
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Not really - very slightly, I suppose, but not really.

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dangermouse



Joined: 05 Jun 2011
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Location: deep space computing AG

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i think it has to do with the cartesian plane, but plotting it does not reveal anything. Could it be a 6-bit encoding, but then how to handle doubles?

EDIT: hint, now that i solved it: indeed it is neither a group algebra thing nor complicated polynomial stuff nor theorem... i also found this quote of René Descartes on the web:
Quote:
You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.

i think he would have done well on hacker.org Smile
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:48 am View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
meis



Joined: 28 Aug 2012
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Location: Italy

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I searched for a descartes cipher, but i found nothing.
The olny thing i found was:
“Perfect apple numbers bananas are cherry like date perfect elderberry men fig. They gooseberry are huckleberry very kiwifruit rare lemons."
It's a quotation from himself, if you take away the fruits you get:
"Perfect numbers are like perfect men. they are very rare."

Is this similar to the solution? Perfect numbers or encoding like that?

EDIT: I also noticed that there are numbers AND letters up to e, does this mean that it's something like hex?
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:18 pm View user's profile Send private message
dangermouse



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ciao meis, to clarify: the challenge is about the cartesian plane...

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