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mjpieters

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Post Fri May 06, 2005 5:16 pm

Level 17

I am busy with it.

Unfortunately, I have a len(result) == 118 and that gives me a 'invalid data stream' exception, so I am not quite there yet, though certainly close.
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Dan

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Post Fri May 06, 2005 9:45 pm

I found a hint, and I followed the hint, but it just leads me back to where I've already been. Now what?
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Dan

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Post Fri May 06, 2005 10:25 pm

Now I've found a "that's it" message, but what's "it"?
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dfsmith

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Post Fri May 06, 2005 10:50 pm

But have you found the compressed file yet?
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johnlr

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Post Fri May 06, 2005 11:26 pm

I am BUSY on this too. Looks like mjpieters is trying to unpickle something. hmmm
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Post Sat May 07, 2005 12:14 am

Re: Level 17

mjpieters wrote:I am busy with it.

Unfortunately, I have a len(result) == 118 and that gives me a 'invalid data stream' exception, so I am not quite there yet, though certainly close.


This level does not have a single minus, but it could have some pluses that confuse you.
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favila

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 12:21 am

corrupt file?

I get stream errors trying to decompress, even after doing the proper conversion to binary. I have 117 bytes: am I missing any?
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favila

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 12:33 am

I get stream errors trying to decompress, even after doing the proper conversion to binary. I have 117 bytes: am I missing any?


Hmm, I don't get it. I decompressed another way which should be equivalent to the way I was doing it, but it's not: it worked this time.
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favila

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 12:56 am

Now how do I...

...tell him what he needs to know? Tried three methods, two of which were used before. No go....
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Dan

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 1:11 am

dfsmith wrote:But have you found the compressed file yet?


No, I haven't.
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dfsmith

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 1:21 am

Dan wrote:
dfsmith wrote:But have you found the compressed file yet?


No, I haven't.


Look at the big picture. Figure out how you found the new chain. Look at the big picture again. (And once you've got it, remember what + means.)

(Mind you, I still haven't found out how to tell L about the Fs---he doesn't listen. Eh? Eh?)
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Post Sat May 07, 2005 2:20 am

Re: Level 17

thesamet wrote:This level does not have a single minus, but it could have some pluses that confuse you.


Aha! Thanks, wrong variation of a function. I found L now.
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Post Sat May 07, 2005 2:45 am

Re: Level 17

thesamet wrote:This level does not have a single minus, but it could have some pluses that confuse you.


I wanted to play, so I went back and found some pluses. I wonder if they are the same ones.
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Post Sat May 07, 2005 2:58 am

Re: Level 17

johnlr wrote:I wonder if they are the same ones.


I found only two of those, part of a sequence of length 118. I found out what I did wrong with that sequence (a simple variation of the function used) and went on to the next step, the solution to which is still quite opaque to me. L seems quite deaf ATM. :(
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Post Sat May 07, 2005 4:25 am

Damn I feel stupid. I'm still stuck right at the beginning. I too want to play, so I need to go back. But back to where? I tried all I can think of at the moment, but nothing works.

But please don't give me any hints yet, I'm going to persist in trying to figure this out myself.
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