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Frostblood
14th Nov 2001, 01:20 PM
Here are the rules. I'll post a coded message and you try and craxxor it. The first one to post the original message here wins. Then they post one...you know the drill. Keep it simple, so no PGP or other encryption programs allowed...basically, if it needs a computer to encode, dont do it.

Here you go : MOVR PMR YITLRU"

Think laterally...thats a big clue

Bot_40
14th Nov 2001, 03:01 PM
hehe, nice one turkey :)

Bot_40
14th Nov 2001, 03:31 PM
And mine is:

5 16 11 5 12 5 9 9 3 11 12 6 24 9 5

Bot_40
14th Nov 2001, 03:32 PM
Though technically Bots are computers so I shouldn't really have posted that ;)

QUALTHWAR
14th Nov 2001, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by Frostblood
Here are the rules. I'll post a coded message and you try and craxxor it. The first one to post the original message here wins. Then they post one...you know the drill. Keep it simple, so no PGP or other encryption programs allowed...basically, if it needs a computer to encode, dont do it.

Here you go : MOVR PMR YITLRU"

Think laterally...thats a big clue

Thereís a problem with your puzzle. When you make such a puzzle, you need to make it so there can be only one correct answer, or at least one very probable answer. Since you only have a few letters, there isnít enough there to limit possible answers. I can create more than one solution to this and even though itís not what youíre looking for, can argue that itís still a valid solution.

Frostblood
15th Nov 2001, 01:11 AM
Thats right Bot40 :)
Q : Theres only one right answer because theres only one answer that i say is right...i AM the law :) I doubt there is another logical decoding system that gives a correct answer anway...

Frostblood
15th Nov 2001, 01:22 AM
5 16 11 5 12 5 9 9 3 11 12 6 24 9 5

Hmm...working on it

Bot_40
15th Nov 2001, 03:34 AM
Well, it's not that different from the first one. Think laterally :) *Cough*Hint*Cough*

QUALTHWAR
15th Nov 2001, 12:53 PM
Look at this then:

MOVR---PMR---YITLRY
H---E---THE--------E

I could say: HAVE THE and the last word could have all sorts of possibilities: The last word could end in an ER and there are all sorts of combinations for the first 4 letters that havenít already been used. Like I said, too many possible combinations and you canít say mine is wrong when itís a possibility. Plus, the last word doesnít have to end in an ER, which gives you even more possibilities. It could end in an ES, or most anything. Doesnít matter what you have in mind. What matters is that there is more than one possible answer.

JTRipper
15th Nov 2001, 01:11 PM
New rule! The only phrase you can encode is "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dogs".

Frostblood
15th Nov 2001, 02:16 PM
Q : Is there actually a logical order there? can you give me a message that works from my code and tell me the system which gave it? I was assuming a less obtuse code than simply "A means G, B means T" etc, which is just boring.

Claw
16th Nov 2001, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by Frostblood
Q : Is there actually a logical order there? can you give me a message that works from my code and tell me the system which gave it? I was assuming a less obtuse code than simply "A means G, B means T" etc, which is just boring.

Didn't you read Quals last post? He explained it clear enough I should think.
And I don't quite see your code bein' so much less obtuse in the first place.
Plus, the answer didn't mean anything to me.
Maybe there is some clever way I should have reasoned it out, but I don't see it.

Enryption has something to do with logic usually. If I had a long text, I could make assumptons concerning letter combinations and the propability of a letter appearing. Like the E, which is about the only letter I could reason out with a good certanity in your code. It was too short to spot a pattern or be definite, and since the answer is meaningless to me I couldn't even guess.

Frostblood
17th Nov 2001, 02:32 AM
You had to move one key left on the keyboard, which was given a clue by "laterally". And it was proven not to be obtuse by the fact that it was solved in under 3 hours.

QUALTHWAR
17th Nov 2001, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Frostblood
You had to move one key left on the keyboard, which was given a clue by "laterally". And it was proven not to be obtuse by the fact that it was solved in under 3 hours.

I want a recount!

QUALTHWAR
17th Nov 2001, 10:52 PM
I'm not going anywhere until i get a recount.

QUALTHWAR
17th Nov 2001, 10:53 PM
Okay, i going, but i'm not going to like it.

QUALTHWAR
17th Nov 2001, 10:54 PM
Okay, i'm back.

JTRipper
18th Nov 2001, 02:46 AM
I come up with 47. Or 32, depending on how you weigh the off chads.

Claw
18th Nov 2001, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by Frostblood
You had to move one key left on the keyboard, which was given a clue by "laterally". And it was proven not to be obtuse by the fact that it was solved in under 3 hours.

Actually Bot_40 admitted to it bein' more like a stroke of genius in the moment he read your hint... known to happen.
You completly miss the point I and Qual made. Oh, WTF. :D

QUALTHWAR
18th Nov 2001, 07:48 PM
No recount?

Frostblood
19th Nov 2001, 01:20 AM
no, i get your point, but i dont thinks its true. But anyway, it doesnt matter...