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rmplpmpl



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OK, it's embarrassment day - I don't get anything from this and noticed that (as well as part three of the didactic text series) only few have solved this.

Of course I found the source and thought, "hey that's easy, this code has been used in one zillion of films" - but, alas!, I dont get anywhere near a meaningful solution.

Oh, and then there is this hint about the "presentation" of the text, that made me suspicious, but again without any further success.

Anyone willing to give a nudge towards the right direction?
Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:50 pm View user's profile Send private message
Skremers



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Hi, I just can comfort you by telling you, that I froze just before the goal (or so it seems).
It's to close to be wrong, but to wrong to be close.
At first I really thought, great adum might have made a mistake somewhere.
Unfortunately I'm no native speaker, what makes it harder for me to guess the rest.
I did'n find anything concerning the "presentation", like it was meaningful for the other Didactic texts. If any pointing of direction is possible - pleeeeease.


Now I'll try to sleep a bit.
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:52 pm View user's profile Send private message
chrjue



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did not find the answer so far, too.

What i found out is that the text is from the old testamant, the fifth book, deuteronomy.

The sentences match the following phrases of that book:

8:4
20:9
21:14
26:15
31:19
1:18
24:5
24:1
33:19
28:19

but i have no idea what to do with this...
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MerickOWA



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warm
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:08 pm View user's profile Send private message
gfoot



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... but you left one out.
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:29 am View user's profile Send private message
Skremers



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I think the most confusing thing about this challenge is, that the solution isn't a real english word. Since this is an exception from all earlier challanges, it might be allowed to mention it here.
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:43 pm View user's profile Send private message
MerickOWA



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Its several english words put together into one phrase. For those wondering, you submit the answer as one word not as the broken up phrase.
I believe its a joke or a mispronunciation of a common english word.
Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:16 am View user's profile Send private message
chrjue



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the completed list:

8:4
20:9
21:14
26:15
31:19
32:15
1:18
24:5
24:1
33:19
28:19

if the numbers represent characters, i have no idea which.
If the numbers point to words, i have no clues how.
if there's something else significant, i missed it.

will have to go to bed frustrated...
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m!nus



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exactly my problem :/
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:07 pm View user's profile Send private message
rmplpmpl



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this is many times easier than you think... took me two weeks to realize this
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:41 pm View user's profile Send private message
Broker



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I thought of a representation of characters like

n + 8 = ..
n + 4 = ..
n + 20 = ..
n + 9 = ..
etc., where n belongs to 32 to 120

But with no readable result!

Probablyit it is easy. But without a idea...

Could somebody tell, if 8, 4, 20, are characters or numbers or whatever????
Or if they have to calculated (divided in a special way)??

Like m!nus and chrjue: NO idea Twisted Evil
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:58 pm View user's profile Send private message
m!nus



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must be the three of us being german :/
Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:32 pm View user's profile Send private message
rmplpmpl



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Being a non-native English speaker makes it just a little more difficult, IMHO.

When you decode the string don't be put off by strange spellings
Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:02 pm View user's profile Send private message
Andr3w



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m!nus wrote:
must be the three of us being german :/


four

if you say "strange spellings" do you mean chain of letters without any sense ?

EDIT: what the hell ... I got it!!
i thougth of this a lot ... but i didn't realise that the spelling could be as much different from german than it was at least
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rmplpmpl



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Andr3w wrote:


four

if you say "strange spellings" do you mean chain of letters without any sense ?

EDIT: what the hell ... I got it!!
i thougth of this a lot ... but i didn't realise that the spelling could be as much different from german than it was at least


No, not a chain of letters without any sense, just - well - words which you wouldn't normally write nor connect that way. Hard to explain without giving away too much. But you got it, so you understand.
Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:26 pm View user's profile Send private message
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