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ShashaCorleone

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:13 pm

I got same error with 404, please check. Thanks!
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netovsmx

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Location: Mexico

Post Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:07 pm

"lmu ynnjw ml rfc spj."

That's the solution: ynnjw ml rfc spj

fqp'v vta pqvjkpi gnug

:lol:
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wayko

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Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:50 pm

Post Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:53 pm

wrote rediculas code and it still dont work

i wrote code to replace letters

reps = {'a':'c','b':'d','c':'e','d':'f','e':'g','f':'h','g':'i','h':'j','i':'k','j':'l','k':'m','l':'n','m':'o','n':'p','o':'q','p':'r','q':'s','r':'t','s':'u','t':'v','u':'w','v':'x','w':'y','x':'z','y':'a','z':'b'}
and a function to replace the lettrs
def replace_all(text,dic):
for i,j in dic.iteritems():
text = text.replace(i,j)
return text
but when i try it it only replaces 1 character
txt = replace_all(aString,reps)

am i doing something wrong
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Bongoard

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Location: Internet

Post Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:00 am

There's one more hint... THE URL IS CASE SENSITIVE!
I did all the hints told me but because the case-sensitive nature of the URL, it got me 404 error ( I TYPE IT WITH UPPERCASE LETTER ANYWAY)... took me about 30min just to figure it out... geezz... what a waste of time.... should be on the hints anyhow...
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Kain

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Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:46 pm

Post Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:48 pm

Re: Level 1

Wow, I'm terrible at this shit.
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jivkoss

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Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:46 am

Post Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:01 am

Re: Level 1

I could solve this level without even using python. It's VERY simple, if you managed to solve level 0 you got to use in this pretty much the same procedure.
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mbrown.atx

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Post Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:35 pm

Re: Level 1

This challenge was really annoying to me, probably because I'm a huge novice that generally doesn't know how to use the nifty built-in or importable functions, even after I read the documentation.

If you manage to decipher the gibberish text at the bottom of the page, you've essentially done the pedagogical part of the challenge. It's all about mapping one set of characters to another set, and it seems reasonably difficult given that it's only the 2nd challenge :p (espcecially for noobs like me).

The annoying part of this challenge is figuring out from the deciphered text what the author wanted you to use your code to DO. So, if you've already figured out how to decipher that text, try deciphering this text for a hint:

qmkc ncmnjc kyic y bgqrglargml zcruccl 'dgjclykc' ylb 'dgjc cvrclqgml'
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shaw_2010

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Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:31 am

Post Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:46 am

Re: I have no idea about this, can you publish an answer! Th

viniciusban wrote:Hi all.

I could solve this problem.

The worst part is not translating the text. It's is to discover what to type in the URL to achieve next level.

Let's think: we applied one logic to translate the text, ok? The key to translate the text IS NOT the function name author suggests when you type it at the URL. This is just a suggestion.

The key is to apply THE SAME logic ON THE URL.

Question: What is our URL, in this case?
Answer: The last part of it (everything after the last slash and before the file name extension).

Try it and you'll see an acronym to a software technology.

I didn't like it, too. But it's the game rule. :(

I almost gave up!
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dardub

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:44 pm

Re: Level 1

I was able to figure out what to do pretty quickly. But then trying to translate it in python took quite a while since I'm new to python. I guess I'd prefer hints in how to program it as well. I had to do a bunch of searching around to find out about chr() and ord() and str().

And then I saw in the final solution it was done a completely different way.

I realize this is part of the learning process, but It would be nice to have a push in the right direction.
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blast_hardcheese

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Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:52 am

Post Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:07 am

Re: Level 1

dardub wrote:I guess I'd prefer hints in how to program it as well.

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I realize this is part of the learning process, but It would be nice to have a push in the right direction.


Which Python tutorials have you read? There are lots of very good tutorials:

http://learnpythonthehardway.org/
http://docs.python.org/tutorial/

I've never tried these, but they look neat:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Non-Programmer's_Tutorial_for_Python_2.6
http://www.pyschools.com
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DotCom

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Post Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:22 am

Re: Level 1

I translated everything by hand, and when I found out what the text meant...

hint : in the encrypted text it says to do not try to translate the text by hand xD... that was a huge spoiler, so I'll refrain from posting on this thread.. for now...
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blast_hardcheese

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Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:52 am

Post Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:04 pm

Re: Level 1

DotCom wrote:I translated everything by hand, and when I found out what the text meant...

hint : in the encrypted text it says to do not try to translate the text by hand xD... that was a huge spoiler, so I'll refrain from posting on this thread.. for now...


Don't do it by hand! :)

Rote, mechanical processes are not supposed to be done by humans! That's what we have computers for, they're great at doing this kind of thing. Remember this advice for level 4.
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kronos25

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Post Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:24 am

Re: Level 1

This was the most misleading thing for me

"sqgle qrpgle.kyicrpylq() gq pcamkkclbcb. lmu ynnjw ml rfc spj. "

I thought it was telling me to

"ynnjw qrpgle.kyicrpylq()" to the "spj"

that's where I got really confused...
what was the point of doing a

qrpgle.kyicrpylq("http://www.pythonchallenge.com/pc/def/map.html", string2)

this was very confusing. I eventually got it. Please try to clean up the ambiguity there.
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Rasseru77

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Post Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:24 pm

Re: Level 1

Hi!

I feel like this is a mathematics thing, and I don't believe it's logic... I'm thinking that the arrows are functional notation, correct? I am in Algebra II/Trig; should I know this? If not, could you perhaps explain?

Thanks!
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blast_hardcheese

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Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:52 am

Post Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:11 pm

Re: Level 1

Rasseru77 wrote:I feel like this is a mathematics thing, and I don't believe it's logic... I'm thinking that the arrows are functional notation, correct? I am in Algebra II/Trig; should I know this? If not, could you perhaps explain?


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