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dorahan



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Please need some help with the 'russian dolls' challenge... i can't solve this one... I've downloaded hex editor software to read the binary numbers in the 'doll' file...

http://www.topshareware.com/free-bin-file-reader/downloads/1.htm

But after i opened the file with that program, i only saw a whole numbers of hexadecimal... I've tried to convert to binary and translate into ascii regular text... but nothing in the file has any mean... When i translated to text, it has no mean at all... It's empty... I wonder if those numbers can't be translated into text, so what should i do next? I don't have any idea at all... thanks...

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dorahan



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To solve this challenge.. the hint is Russian Doll it self...

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Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:58 am View user's profile Send private message
flog



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i don't understand it, too.
Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:37 am View user's profile Send private message
lukas



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first find out what russian dolls mean, then you will automatically know what to do
Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:34 pm View user's profile Send private message
MerickOWA



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I wouldn't say that you'd automatically know what to do, but its a pretty good hint as to what the answer might be. Identifying what the file is also helps.
Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:37 pm View user's profile Send private message
vielinko



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MerickOWA wrote:
I wouldn't say that you'd automatically know what to do, but its a pretty good hint as to what the answer might be. Identifying what the file is also helps.


I wouldnt say either ...

another tip: This is a HUGE Russian Doll ...

"you'd automatically know what to do": yeah, isnt that easy at begin Razz ...
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Fri May 29, 2009 10:09 pm View user's profile Send private message
Triton456



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Could you give a tip about how HUGE?... Cause I'm alreaddy working on this for quite a long time, and still no end in sight... >.>

Greetz,
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Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:30 am View user's profile Send private message
portal



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my tip is: computers can do some things fast, if well instructed how to..
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:28 pm View user's profile Send private message
yyiinn



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I know what to do, just its taking me ages. I have done what needs to be done but seem no closer can some one please give a rough number so i can at least know how close or far I am from getting the answer...thnx
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:50 am View user's profile Send private message
Force4



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yyiinn wrote:
I know what to do, just its taking me ages. I have done what needs to be done but seem no closer can some one please give a rough number so i can at least know how close or far I am from getting the answer...thnx

Hehe... This challenge is a little more fun than you think.
You might not want to do it by hand.
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:43 pm View user's profile Send private message
CodeX



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if you bash it hard enough you'll get the answer Very Happy
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:55 pm View user's profile Send private message
Force4



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CodeX wrote:
if you bash it hard enough you'll get the answer Very Happy

Good one CodeX Laughing
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:55 am View user's profile Send private message
CodeX



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For those of you planning on doing this manually: the answer in doll.bin has been compressed 999 times, it's time to rethink your approach unless you enjoy the life of a robot and have a lot of spare time.

I just gave doll.bin a quick bash to find out how many layers there are in it and it only took 6 seconds Very Happy
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:33 pm View user's profile Send private message
DaymItzJack



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Force4 wrote:
yyiinn wrote:
I know what to do, just its taking me ages. I have done what needs to be done but seem no closer can some one please give a rough number so i can at least know how close or far I am from getting the answer...thnx

Hehe... This challenge is a little more fun than you think.
You might not want to do it by hand.
I sadly did. I couldn't find anything in python to open it.
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:49 pm View user's profile Send private message
CodeX



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Code:
import os
os.system("command line to do whatever you want :P")

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