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mjpieters

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 3:59 pm

Re: Hint

deadnancy wrote:Am I misinterpreting 'sides'? Does it include a character on the next line? (That gets me eight.) Or should I assume the edges of the text block wrap around as in Asteroids?


Nope, no need to go into complexities. If you found only six occurences you did something wrong.
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deadnancy

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 4:23 pm

Re: Hint

mjpieters wrote:If you found only six occurences you did something wrong.


Yes I did, and it was to include top and bottom into 'each of its sides'. I was looking for little crosses...

  Code:
oooooooooo
ooooooXooo
ooooooXooo
ooooooXooo
oooXXXoXXX
ooooooXooo
ooooooXooo
ooooooXooo
oooooooooo
oooooooooo
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mjpieters

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 4:29 pm

Re: Hint

deadnancy wrote:I was looking for little crosses...


And you found six nonetheless? Heh. ;)
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thesamet

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Post Sun May 08, 2005 10:51 am

Re: Hint

deadnancy wrote:Yes I did, and it was to include top and bottom into 'each of its sides'. I was looking for little crosses...

  Code:
oooooooooo
ooooooXooo
ooooooXooo
ooooooXooo
oooXXXoXXX
ooooooXooo
ooooooXooo
ooooooXooo
oooooooooo
oooooooooo


This level is 1-dimensional. But maybe I'll use this idea in future levels... :P
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Tom

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Post Sun May 08, 2005 3:59 pm

Perhaps I am doing what vim did, since I get 477 matches. Ehhh....
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deadnancy

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Post Sun May 08, 2005 4:16 pm

Re: Hint

thesamet wrote:This level is 1-dimensional. But maybe I'll use this idea in future levels... :P


Oh yeah. Now THAT's an ugly regex...
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johnnylee

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 12:57 am

i got 477 letters but received "Permission denied" when i put the long string in the URL.

if i was wrong, why not give me a "Not found" to rout me ..........
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Tom

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 4:02 am

johnnylee wrote:i got 477 letters but received "Permission denied" when i put the long string in the URL.

if i was wrong, why not give me a "Not found" to rout me ..........

That happened to me, but I think the "Permission Denied" error is because the server thinks we were trying to exploit it. ;) Still don't know what I'm doing wrong, so I gave up.
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mjpieters

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 4:16 am

johnnylee wrote:i got 477 letters but received "Permission denied" when i put the long string in the URL.


Any good webserver with the kind of characters you must be trying to input to it.. ;)

Hint: The answer is shorter than 477 characters. Much shorter.
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billy_bob

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 6:16 am

I get only six as well

here it is rotted:

tnjckf


must be doing something wrong.. can't think what though.. I'm looking for small letters inside crosses of 3 big letters.
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jamesmcguigan

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 7:53 am

Re: I get only six as well

billy_bob wrote:here it is rotted:

must be doing something wrong.. can't think what though.. I'm looking for small letters inside crosses of 3 big letters.


Hint: its EXAcTLY 3 big letters, but not MOREtHAN
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Tom

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 8:06 am

Re: I get only six as well

jamesmcguigan wrote:Hint: its EXAcTLY 3 big letters, but not MOREtHAN

Shoot! I'm an idiot! :D
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johnnylee

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Post Tue May 10, 2005 6:06 am

Re: I get only six as well

jamesmcguigan wrote:
billy_bob wrote:here it is rotted:

must be doing something wrong.. can't think what though.. I'm looking for small letters inside crosses of 3 big letters.


Hint: its EXAcTLY 3 big letters, but not MOREtHAN


:shock:
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markthomas

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Post Thu May 12, 2005 9:51 am

Redirect not working?

I got the answer (it's wasn't a particularly long or ugly regex) but the redirect seems to be broken. You have to type in the page you're supposed to have been redirected to? Or was that some sort of mini-challenge between 3 and 4?
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mjpieters

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Post Thu May 12, 2005 12:25 pm

Re: Redirect not working?

markthomas wrote:I got the answer (it's wasn't a particularly long or ugly regex) but the redirect seems to be broken. You have to type in the page you're supposed to have been redirected to?


Just type it in, and quit y'r bawlin.. ;)

No, there is no automatic redirect there.
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