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samc



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If I'm looking at a 494 page document from 1981, am I on the right track?
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:41 pm View user's profile Send private message
Zeta



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Yes, they wrote long manuals...
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trofi



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It's quite a lot of possibilities to interpret the thing with such a vague topic.

I'd like to get some hints :]

1. Is it about punched cards at all?

2. Does it have to do with assembly instructions for machined DEC ever produced?
If yes, they've made a lot of stuff: PDP-*, VAX, ALPHA, MIPS and even ARMv4.
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:34 pm View user's profile Send private message
urmemoris



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It is actually much easier than you might think of it. As a hint you can take a look at challenge category, it says crypto, so you shouldn't mess with instructions, it is more about text encoding. But DEC computers are the clue, thats true!
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:11 am View user's profile Send private message
AMindForeverVoyaging
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urmemoris:
I see that this is one of the challenges for which no thread exists in the "Challenges Solved" section. Could you please check if you are allowed to create a new thread there? I am not sure whether the forum software allows normal users to do that.
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:53 am View user's profile Send private message
Hippo



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AMindForeverVoyaging wrote:
urmemoris:
I see that this is one of the challenges for which no thread exists in the "Challenges Solved" section. Could you please check if you are allowed to create a new thread there? I am not sure whether the forum software allows normal users to do that.


I am not able to create the thread "Playing with the full DEC", but I was able to make "Such Much?" one.

It says "Thread already exists".
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:33 pm View user's profile Send private message
eulerscheZahl



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Maybe because of this one: http://www.hacker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2595
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:21 pm View user's profile Send private message
Hippo



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eulerscheZahl wrote:
Maybe because of this one: http://www.hacker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2595


Oh I am not good at searching Smile.

Good explanation:).
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:46 pm View user's profile Send private message
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