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martix

Posts: 4

Joined: Mon May 12, 2008 11:24 am

Post Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:17 pm

Quite frankly I have no idea...
And seing how I do not know anything about python(did every other level by other means) I'd have to say its thru for me.
Unless a generous person is willing to explain a bit more by PM perhaps :P
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hobbyist

Posts: 10

Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:27 pm

Post Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:22 pm

Like cml21 said, I think it was intended to be Python specific. Many of the later puzzles also are meant to showcase parts of Python's standard library.
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wht_nutz

Posts: 1

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:41 pm

Post Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:59 am

So I'm getting brackets, curly braces and some numbers, am I on the right track? do I need to do some more stuff?...or am I not seeing it in a particular way?
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Hieda no Akyu

Posts: 1

Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:50 pm

Post Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:51 pm

I have a big hint for you.
http://www.fileinfo.net/extension/p (If this doesn't help, I don't see what will)
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kryptobs2000

Posts: 2

Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:29 am

Post Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:38 pm

Didn't want to read through this whole thing so I'm not sure if it's been said, but unless you're running *nix or windows powershell the output of the 'solution' will look like garbage. Took me awhile to figure that out, but in DrPython's interpreter, Idle, and cmd.exe it all looks like junk.

This was clearly not tested on Windows.
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roboto

Posts: 3

Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:28 pm

Post Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:12 pm

naib wrote:do you have a program called banner?

if not get it.
If so type

banner hello

to see what happens, then look at the data...


I could not find any such program. There were a few .py's that I tried, but all had syntax errors. In the end I just laid it all out by hand in notepad. I seriously don't know program or script you guys used to make the b****r.
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wearetherock

Posts: 4

Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:28 am

Post Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:38 pm

I solve this last night just finished now.
Very creative problem

Hint : Have to manage the spaces
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mihai722

Posts: 2

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:38 am

Location: on the chair

Post Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:02 pm

I did whatever I had to do with banner.p and the output looks like an output of the banner function from *nix, but i can't figure out what to do with it, the class type of the output si 'list', is this corect? any hint?
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PixelHead777

Posts: 4

Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:09 am

Post Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:21 am

...
OK, so am I the only one not seeing where the hell the data I'm trying to FIND for this is?!
Edit:
Ah... so you -can- save banner.p...
now what the heck do I do???
Edit 2:
... I found it, I used load() like you're supposed to...
and... you're honestly supposed to... oh my... really?
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unclerojelio

Posts: 2

Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:34 pm

Post Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:38 pm

Re: Level 5

Does the ******** command need to be run with a specific version of Python? I keep getting :
  Code:
ValueError: read() from the underlying stream did notreturn bytes


Is anyone interested in looking at my code and/or the full error message and lending me a clue-by-four?

Thanks
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unclerojelio

Posts: 2

Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:34 pm

Post Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:36 pm

Re: Level 5

unclerojelio wrote:Does the ******** command need to be run with a specific version of Python? I keep getting :
  Code:
ValueError: read() from the underlying stream did notreturn bytes


Is anyone interested in looking at my code and/or the full error message and lending me a clue-by-four?

Thanks


Nevermind. I figured it out. If you get an error message, try "rb" insead of "r".
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xster

Posts: 2

Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:50 pm

Post Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:50 pm

Re: Level 5

print "stuff", causes it to add a whitespace after the string... lame
use sys.stdout.write
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sudo

Posts: 4

Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:56 am

Post Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:38 am

Re: Level 5

If you process the dat, and end up with your b*****, but cannot read the result clearly, here is my hint: str() * x adds one character too many.
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fortunev

Posts: 2

Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:10 am

Post Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:24 am

Re: Level 5

I spent a solid day working with the image, before I realized what the actual target in the source was. If you are this far down in the hints for this level, you might be doing the same thing. Once you load the correct target, you can use a few lines of python to put all the pieces together. You wont need to decipher or interpret anything. Once you put the pieces together, it will be obvious! Very nice!
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jackzymzyk

Posts: 1

Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:29 pm

Location: Austin, Texas

Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:19 am

Re: Level 5

what should i do in peak hell
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