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fooqux

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Post Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:51 am

I have been trying this for months now, but I am really stuck.

I got the "pieces", "imagined" them and am now staring at the images. Some look similar, but not enough so to do anything useful.

I have no idea what to do now.

Hints, either here or via PM, would be appreciated.
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hobbyist

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Post Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:58 am

If you can see the pieces, you should try putting them together.
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fooqux

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Post Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:08 am

I have no idea how.

Matching them visually doesnt work.

I tried to match the first and last frames (numerically), but that doesn't seem to work either.

Some of the pieces have the same (first, last) tuples, some also have have first = last.

I tried to compare (<, >) the first and last frame, but as some of them are equal that fails too.

Interpreting the first/last frames as ASCII chars doesn't help either.

[PS: I hope I am not talking *too* openly]
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mjpieters

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Post Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:39 am

Matching them up should be easy (the initial page gives you a big hint as to how they'd match). If you have difficulty matching them up, perhaps you visualised them incorrectly?
Last edited by mjpieters on Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:43 am, edited 1 time in total.
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fooqux

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Post Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:57 am

Even after lots of thinking over it, I have no idea.

In a PM, someone said:

One thing to consider, is how many pieces are in that image, and how many do you have?


Well, there are 25 pieces in the image and I have 25 files. Trying to download a 26th gives me a 404, so I guess I got them all.

In a previous post it was mentioned that they have to be converted, I assume to an image format. I tried a few ways (using Python here, using Audacity there), but it all doesn't seem to work.

Would be really happy about a PM.
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fooqux

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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:25 pm

I got it.

Thanks for the hints, although to me they were more confusing than helpful. Well, except:

perhaps you visualised them incorrectly?


Right, and stupid me.

btw, solution[-2] looks more like a "p" than what it really is...
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