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Do You Have What it Takes to Break The Code?
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starting a thread for G2
edit: spoilers but if you just want the answers (salmon-man.please-end.me/5t0Q74_BM)
thread for seti@work
i found that this Ftqdq mdq 12 Bqzfayuza etmbqe uz ftq eomz sol is solved by using a ceasar cipher an means There are 12 Pentomino shapes in the scan.
also the name Delalian is used, wich is a game about pentomino shapes, in the table with letters there is already a piece in place, so i think the table has to be filled in an the remaining spots are the awnser. any ideas?
found this template: dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/up...
the pieces it seems to fit
As far as i know:
-All of the pentomino's have a letter asociated to the shape
-One way to order all the pentomino's is in a 3*20
And there is an image in map view that is a 3*20 matrix
To this i have to say, 116 in roman is CXVI, and there are some pentomino's asociated to this same letters
anyone found the answer for seti@work ?
yes use the 20×3 matrix and look for the C,X,V,I shapes then find the middel of that shape and those letters shoud form a logical answer.
Yea still haven't got the solve
Any progress on this? I'm really confused with this one
A bit unrelated but it mentions the Roman 116 cluster
and i found this en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_cluster, it mentions roman astronomers. Possibly related?
Did you find the answer??
I'm stuck in weather so I check the netfilms
The movie in rental queue, is grouped in pair resulting in a total 6 groups.
Based on the hint, you sum the number (as clippy say, oddly number) in the poster and convert it to a binary.
Don't know about the review page
For the delivery schedule, if green is 1 and red is 0. Then it will produce new binary set except saturday.
all that is waste of time, just look at the first two pages.
Movies on pages were all "POPULAR" at the time they came out!
Hint#1...another word for popular when talking about movies! Think about Matrix movie!
Hint#2...a word for something that Clint Eastwood uses and other action movies have in their
movie on that list on page one.
put the two words together and BINGO you got it!
Popular and Guns? Is what im getting from this. Damn i wish i watched theese movies
second one you got now change popular to something when movie becomes No.1 as an example!
No need for binary for this challenge.
Read the reviews - they have great hints.
Than go to the schedule and try to look without using your eyes
Clippy said the same, about can be solve for visually impaired
But I'm still confuse as hell
just read the reviews, and then go to schedule. And think how visually impaired would read it
OH MY GOD! That is brilliant!
Use the word LASER (from the book) as the input for the pseudo-code
It is using all (and only) the f(1,x)s
But we can't figure out what the drawing creates...
Using LASER and draw it randomly in Excel
L & A have same function so same pattern, same with E & R
S is basically bigger version of E & R
S should not have pattern because the function exit if detect alphabet S
From what we figure -
Draw it over the grid of the globe.
Note you should start going north (compass set to N).
But how to continue?
For each letter in LASER, find the corresponding key on the keyboard and call the pseudocode with the f(x,y) on that key.
that is what we wrote. but what to do with the path that was painted by the function?
Are you obtaining a path? mine seems to be a closed shape
closed shape is correct
Ok, because I just can't figure out what it should represent
If you have the right shape you will know what it is
It is difficult to see at first
try turning it around
and, maybe use red color for the path
Thank you, still can't get it though hahaha maybe I've drawn the wrong figure
I feel the same as you... this is the shape I got
Yes this is exactly the same shape I got!!
Ok, I figured it out, our shape was wrong. It should look more like this...
Great Janis! now it makes sense!
Think of Titanic movie what did Rose wear in the movie, along with the lyrics to a Backstreet Boys song!
I don't get it
ok in a scene in the movie Titanic, Rose is laying naked on the couch and Jack is going to draw a picture of her. She said " Draw me like one of your French girls!" (This is Hint by clippy) Just google this and remember what is she wearing in the scene? Also another hint is Backstreet Boys songs most of their songs refer to something in particular!
LMAO.........ok then easiet way is what ia a Valentines? one word!
screw drawing with the code or anything. just google backstreet boys songs. there is a word that shows up many times.
Just getting started this morning with weather.tech
The map has a qwerty keyboard, and news has an Isbn
But what do I do with those??
The IBSN links to the book "Laser: Light of a Million Uses".
There's also some kind of co-ordinates on the image of the map, and it has something to do with the code that is on the third column of the featured news section.
Looks like if you put together the code and the co-ordinates from the map, you'll get an alphabet or something (?). I'll go through this at lunch, and get back. :)
The featured news section also mentions Mooresburg, PA, and cross-referencing the given keyboard with a map, the closest key to Mooresburg is 'M'.
Unless I'm wrong, I think we start at 'M', use the code given to go across the keyboard and write down all the alphabets we land on. That should give us a key, which should be the solution.
The only thing I"m not able to fit in is the book mentioned. I don't know where that comes in.
In the featured news section, if you click on 'The best way to predict a tornado's trajectory is to view its source.', it brings you to a new page
Yes, that's the code I was referring to. We can use the pseudocode given there.
I figured it out. Basically if you follow the code with the co-ordinates on the map, you'll end up with a shape. That's the answer.
When following the code, what does 'If ALPHABET is made of only '2 Straight Lines' or '3 Straight Lines'' ask you? I don't understand it.
Alphabet is a letter, right... Now what letters would be made of 2-3 straight lines? :)
I came to the conclusion, drew a shape... I'm pretty sure I've drawn the correct shape I just can't tell what it is... what the hell is that shape? any clues?
You do not need to draw on the globe. You can draw on any matrix. Continue the drawing from letter to letter (don't restart). You may need to turn the drawing around to identify the shape
can give hinths i ,m Stucked 4th one ...
What about last mission?
nobody has finished it
:/ still stuck ...
Need help with the netfilms. Already got the word in the delivery schedule (plus saturday), but I don't know what it that means
Hey Raphael, welcome to the Dev community.
I believe @tonye10622997 is pointing you towards the correct direction: think of who Clint Eastwood was, and the key factor separating his movies from the rest. If you need help, check out Britannica.
doing all that was a waste of time, just look at the list of movie posters, what were they at the time?(hint for first part of word), Next, what do some of the films have in common, like Clint Eastwood movie? (That's hint for second part of the word!)
I have tried my best to understand what your are saying but. I know they all have numbers but the clint eastwood just throws a curve ball at me
what are early clint eastwood movies known for?
sorry, but i still couldn't get the answer, I only know a few of the movies and nothing makes sense in my head. Some movies are musical, other action, other drama. I don't know how to understand your hint
Are the word related to "successful"? For what i googled, they were all well received?
Spaghetti Westerns? Musicals? They all have numbers in their title?
I get 31,45,44,53,59,2
Movies were popular in their time would make them no.1 or XXX 3-letter word,
next some of the movies have what in common, Clint Eastwood likes to use what in his movies 3-letter word,now put those two words together and you got it!
what did Clint Eastwood use in his movies?....3 letters!
OMG thank you so much. I didn't even know it was a movie lol. You're a life saver
I'm just stuck in the begining. i don't even know how to apply for the job
Your email tells you that you should apply through the Terminal. (Let me know if you need another hint)
yeah, i got that, so in the teminal what do i type? how do i apply?
i tried pinging the email adress
The email address won't work. Try just pinging the domain:
If that worked, then you should see a drive on the desktop with a text file of instructions and four missions.
i solved the suduko on the tmsj.tech site. what do i do with it.
Congratulations! I can't help you though, I'm still working on the 2nd mission (nabster). Do you have any tips for the 2nd mission?
Hint: Typos in the Music Kid Album.
Its not working
i try HAPPY and happy but it doesnt work
There are characters missing in artist names as well.
yes i tried HAPPY99 too
There are no missing artist names
yes its 98 degrees not just 8 degrees
nope, i dont know how to solve the sudoku one or the last one they are both unclear
For the last one, you have to find every single one that has the word dot in it in ALL LANGUAGES
i have translated all of the titles of the songs but then what?
and? it doesnt work as the answer to anything
idk its a virus
the second hint says the first letter of each song name in the OldiesButGoodies playlist and it spells UPGRADEVERSION
No what I meant is how do I solve the Nada mission
I have no idea lol
because there was a new and upgraded version of Happy1999 in 2000.
HOW DO YOU DO THE SUDOKU ITS IMPOSSIBLE
what to do after that
Go the terminal , ping care.tech
Starting a top thread for part 4 "Revamp"
Translated every song. One translates to "Hint - Overlap the songs point by point"
Have to overlap the songs but how is the question, what does it mean point by point? Line them up using the equalizer settings? Song duration?
Couple other things stand out
these following songs have flat line equalizers while the others dont. They also seem to be clues
Magic Mirror - TOD ETALSNART (TRANSLATE DOT) 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3
Indiciu - Suprapune punct cu punct melodiile (Hint - Overlap the songs point by point) 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3
Wayne - The Dot Song 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
SOS - Find me DMS 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3
You can separate the songs in categories. First split them up based on their equalizes, as the same number ones are hints, the other half you can split a second time on if the song is about Dots, if you listen to clippy, he gives hints also. and he states "a rose by any other name is still a rose" , so dot by any other name is still a dot, i.e. POINT, SPOT, LOCATION*
The one song is SOS - Find me DMS, DMS = DEGREES : MINUTES : SECONDS.
This idea is backed by some of those hint songs. Also when you export the list of songs, you only get 18 not the full 19 songs in the list. This is another clue and can be confirmed by seeing the equalized are all the same when you select track 19. This song is called "DEGREES - Spin Me Around", this mentions out degrees and spinning, pointing us back to DMS = DEGREES : MINUTES : SECONDS
So since we are looking for a location, we now know we need the coordinates of this location, not a name.
need to figure out how to solve for the coords, that will be the answer
Clippy gave clue of Duration and Directions be correlated.
Thinking it has to deal with the time lengths of the songs with Dot references.
okay having the songs in three groups does matter. the songs about dot, songs not about dots, and songs that dont fit in either of those.
you add theses songs' lengths up to get minutes and second for both West and North
you then take the two number (116:36) from track 19 for the DEGREES
so once everything is slapped together you get the following coords
116:23:46 W 36:38:38 N
Though i was incorrect, the coords are not the answer but rather the location name they point to.
I will leave that little bit as fun for you guys as this is the last part of this drive.
all song names translated and reversed when needed: salmon-man.please-end.me/5rLvC3beC
that is how it shows up from the .csv file you download when you click the "save list" button in the bottom right
The other guy who deleted the comment said that when you click on the eject button it plays a rickroll.
Edit: It's NOT an Easter Egg
try to install hacx ;) if you are looking for some eggs
@fisheiyy I edited my OG post with more info
Installed hacx but is there any other code other than hackerman?
from looking around there is at least one more but i dont know what it is.
I believe it has to deal with the poem in the C Drive under My Computer /C/Files/ILOVEYOU.txt
It's a poem cypher and they are relatively easy to decode if you can figure out if you have the indicator group. which i believe is what starts that random line before the sign off
TOTHEMOON is another one:)
I don't know what you're saying about "songs about dot, songs not about dots, and songs that don't fit into either of those." The last two categories seem like the same things. Do you mean "songs with dot in the title, song with synonyms for dot (i.e. point) in the title, and songs with neither"?
First look at all the song's equalizer numbers. Any songs that have all the same number (repeating 1 or 2 or 3, etc) are clues. These songs can go in their own group and are no longer useful besides what clues that give.
Of the remaining songs, divide them into two more groups those about dots (points, dots, etc, if it means a dot it is included), if the song does not have anything to do with dots put that in the other group.
IE the three groups are
1 - Songs with straight equalizer bars - these are clues
2 - Songs that deal with dots, points, etc
3 - all remaining songs that dont fit in the above.
would these be the right equalizer numbers? salmon-man.please-end.me/5rP4DxmJV if so then what to do?
equalizers are just to separate clues from useful songs from what ive figured out.
@mackulin im not sure but the languages of some songs could also be a hint, also a we can split the songs into another categories which is songs that exist and songs that are totally made-up
clippy give a hint about that by wondering like what wayne will name his daughter or what dj lallma is doing also there's no dj lallma in the songs list