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tog



Joined: 14 Nov 2008
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I just extracted the ASCII-string and opened the png (looking forward to find the password). I was a bit disappointed to see that greenish thing with white speckles. Is there any hint if this is another stage of encoding, or is this an error?
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:10 pm View user's profile Send private message
adum



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no error!
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therethinker



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Holy crap this thing sounds mean.

I was really hoping we wouldn't actually have to extract the string from the pic. Oh well Sad
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tog



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Then either I made some mistake or this is some strange encoding... I got some plaintext at the start and then a pile of mess.

>edit: Doh, I got it. Sometimes the most obvious is the last thing that comes to mind.
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MerickOWA



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I think adum is getting sadistic in these challenges Wink
Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:18 pm View user's profile Send private message
adum



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hey! i didn't make this one =)
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tog



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MerickOWA wrote:
I think adum is getting sadistic in these challenges Wink


That's how I like it Razz
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:21 pm View user's profile Send private message
MagneticMonopole



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Have got the greenish speckles and from there the plain text, did as the last sentence told me (twice!!), but my answers still got rejected... I can feel tog's pain!
Anything special to do with the answer before submitting?
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tog



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MagneticMonopole wrote:
Anything special to do with the answer before submitting?


Not really. Once you have the plain text, it should be straight forward.
Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:29 am View user's profile Send private message
MagneticMonopole



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Thanks! Finally got it. Obviously, the last part was the most difficult Confused
Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:17 pm View user's profile Send private message
Broker



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That was a challenge how i like it, perfect!

Straight forward with Ups & Downs. Wink
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arthur



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i don't know why my answer is rejected, can someone help to check my answer?
**edit** finally got it Very Happy
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fridolin



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I got the text from the second image but there isn't anything appearing to be the answer. Any hints?
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:08 am View user's profile Send private message
michuber



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Did you decode/read the entire text?
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fridolin



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The last sentence was missing - now i got it Smile
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