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wo

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Post Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:32 am

I cannot apologize...
Is IRC connected with this level?
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birkenfeld

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Post Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:03 am

wo wrote:I cannot apologize...
Is IRC connected with this level?


No, but another Internet service.
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wo

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Location: Japan

Post Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:40 am

japyh wrote:Hey now, someone said on this forum that they tried to apologize like that before and didn't get a response. I just apologized in the obvious way and I did get back a response. Apparently things have changed.
birkenfeld wrote:No, but another Internet service.
Thanks!!! I got it!
But, I cannot fix b_____.__f.
The check sum is illegal too ...
I tried previous levels many times...
Last edited by wo on Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
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jdw

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Post Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:44 am

Can't seem to apologize

When I try to apologize I get a 550. I can't figure out why.
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mjpieters

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Post Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:32 am

Re: Can't seem to apologize

jdw wrote:When I try to apologize I get a 550. I can't figure out why.


Wrong way of apologizing?
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jdw

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Post Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:34 am

Figured it out

I was trying to do it all with python. I eventually tried a more pedestrian method and it worked wonderfully.

At least I learned a bit about XXXX.
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wo

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Location: Japan

Post Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:47 am

help me

I'm stuck for a long day.
I cannot fix the broken one.
Need try maze? or what?
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mjpieters

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:18 am

L gave you a hint on how to fix the broken file. He gave you the correct sig and a hint on how much is broken.
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wo

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:12 am

Thanks for good hints and PMs.
At last I was able to restore it with python.

But, I was deceived by unintended solution again...
onto 27
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courier

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Post Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:57 am

mjpieters wrote:L gave you a hint on how to fix the broken file. He gave you the correct sig and a hint on how much is broken.


What hint? I only got a reply message from him .

He gave me a signature. But "it is computationally infeasible ...
to produce any message having a given prespecified target
message digest"

what's the meaning of spoiler? like "several bananas" or
"this module" in previous level?

If the phrase can answer a question begin with "how much". then
is the m_____e rather large? Is exhaustive search possible?
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mjpieters

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Post Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:30 am

courier wrote:What hint? I only got a reply message from him.


I'd study that message more closely then.

He gave me a signature. But "it is computationally infeasible ...
to produce any message having a given prespecified target
message digest"


But you don't have to start from scratch! The message points to something broken, tells you by how much it is broken, and how to recognize if you managed to fix it!
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devjoe

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Post Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:02 pm

mjpieters wrote:But you don't have to start from scratch! The message points to something broken, tells you by how much it is broken, and how to recognize if you managed to fix it!


I am having trouble finding the broken file. I have tried dozens of names.
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Mr_Wibble

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Location: Dorset, UK

Post Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:46 am

devjoe wrote:I am having trouble finding the broken file. I have tried dozens of names.


The broken file was provided as part of the solution to Level 24.
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devjoe

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Post Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:51 am

Doh! Level 25 took me so long that I forgot about that.
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Mickey

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Post Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:36 am

For those who are bad at apologizing...

I spent a long, long time stuck on the first step...trying to figure out how to apologize to L. I was looking at past puzzles and baking cookies, but I couldn't figure out what that old geezer wanted.

For those who find it equally hard to say they're sorry, revisit puzzle 19 (I had completely forgotten a piece of information that I had learned there), and if you start writing Python code to apologize, just stop. I apologized in English, although I suspect that L doesn't really care what you say, as long as you make an effort.

YMMV, but his response to my apology arrived in a few minutes.
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