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mellowman

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Post Thu May 05, 2005 1:54 am

birkenfeld wrote:Your guess is right, but you can't really expect that this was the real puzzle yet, can you?

What can you do with ******?

Uhm, I tried lots of things but none of them worked :(
Can you give any further hints?
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Dan

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Joined: Sun May 01, 2005 3:09 pm

Post Thu May 05, 2005 2:18 am

mellowman wrote:Uhm, I tried lots of things


It sounds like you missed something important. Take a look at the page source again; it will tell you where to find the next hint.
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abli

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Post Thu May 05, 2005 11:51 am

I'm stuck

Dan wrote:
Insyte wrote:So I figured out what "peak hell" referred to and applied that, leaving me with a new data structure. This one has me completely confused. Any clues?


Have you found any pattern in the numbers within that data structure?


I don't get it. Where do the numbers come from?
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dghenke

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Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 12:44 pm

Post Thu May 05, 2005 12:48 pm

The only way to win is...

... not to play.

From the docco:

Warning: *legitimate secuirty concern deleted, then labelled as a spoiler redaction despite elaborate care to avoid spoilers in the original*

So, I guess that's it, then.

What do I win?
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mjpieters

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Post Thu May 05, 2005 1:19 pm

Hey, now people can google for the documentation excerpt and figure out what module you are blabbing about! ;)

Just run python itself in a restricted environment if you are paranoid? Seperate user, firewalled off and in a chroot, while monitoring the processes it generates?

Seriously, the format is readable enough to see that the data is harmless. I'd have used another module that doesn't have the security implications, but the result wouldn't have been as obscure.
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Dracula

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Post Thu May 05, 2005 6:22 pm

AAARGH

I can't what to do with the loaded numbers from the embedded code. I see a pattern in the assiated chars, but except for that I don't see any connection.

PLEAZE give me an idea..
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UncleTimmy

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Post Thu May 05, 2005 8:26 pm

Re: AAARGH

Dracula wrote:I can't what to do with the loaded numbers from the embedded code. I see a pattern in the assiated chars, but except for that I don't see any connection.

PLEAZE give me an idea..


Everything you see might be a clue -- characters, numbers, even file names.
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tzot

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Location: Hellas

Post Fri May 06, 2005 2:06 am

Re: AAARGH

UncleTimmy wrote:
Dracula wrote:I can't what to do with the loaded numbers from the embedded code. I see a pattern in the assiated chars, but except for that I don't see any connection.

PLEAZE give me an idea..


Everything you see might be a clue -- characters, numbers, even file names.


re filenames: some old fashioned Unix printing administration experience would be useful too ;-)
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K48

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 1:50 am

I guess I need to use python here? Until now, I solved all the tasks using PHP :)))
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rspyc

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Location: Flanders, Belgium

Post Sat May 07, 2005 1:51 am

K48 wrote:I guess I need to use python here? Until now, I solved all the tasks using PHP :)))

Indeed, I don't think you can do this with PHP. I did it with Python, and I think it can be done with Perl too.
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K48

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Joined: Fri May 06, 2005 2:06 pm

Post Sat May 07, 2005 1:53 am

it's a pity i don't know python :(
well, i guess i'd better be going now, that task i wouldn't solve :(
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mjpieters

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Location: Norway

Post Sat May 07, 2005 1:55 am

K48 wrote:it's a pity i don't know python :(
well, i guess i'd better be going now, that task i wouldn't solve :(


Nah, Python is easy enough to learn. Pick up a few of the tutorials and come back later!
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geon

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Location: CZ

Post Sat May 07, 2005 2:09 am

Re: Stuck!

rodsenra wrote:Try browsing "Global Modules Index"


PeakHell is "language game" rather than "technical problem" , isnt it? I can see, as a not-well-english speaking man, non glue in finding anything in GMI with the same meaning (or sounds) as peakhell.... :(
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K48

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 2:10 am

Oh really? I'm a linguist, not a programmer you know... Well i'll try some tonight.
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abstractwhiz

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Location: Mumbai, India

Post Sat May 07, 2005 12:58 pm

Level 5 - Help!

Hi everyone...ran into the Challenge by accident today and found it so damn interesting that I couldn't stop - until this level 5 prob. I've managed to figure out the clue(the famous six letter word!) but the code output leaves me none the wiser. Looks like I exchanged a bunch of gibberish for another bunch of slightly more structured gibberish. Any ideas on what I'm supposed to do with this?
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