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mjpieters

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 1:27 pm

Level 18

I am hacking away at level 18 at the moment. I could tell the difference and thus found the dataset, containing a hefty 80K in data. No wonder that was compressed.

I have noticed some properties of the sets, but have been unable to crack them open just yet; the library throws me 'unknown error when reading' exceptions.
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Post Sat May 07, 2005 4:01 pm

Solved it! This was a fun one to do.

Hint: mind the lines, there's some differences to sort out.
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koikoi

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 11:09 pm

I found the differences and got a compound word, but doing the standard trick didn't get me to the next level
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Post Sun May 08, 2005 12:30 am

Did you find all three items?
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koikoi

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Post Sun May 08, 2005 1:23 am

Oops! I forgot to look at the original :P Thanks!
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dfsmith

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Post Sun May 08, 2005 11:20 pm

I'm feeling very stupid, but apparently I can't tell the difference. My differences are now getting cunningly sophisticated and unobvious and it's driving me insane. 8-!

I would appreciate a hint. (Still cheaper that a psychiatrist at the moment.) Thanks!
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Dan

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Post Sun May 08, 2005 11:47 pm

I found a difference, but it just looks like the original.
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Post Mon May 09, 2005 12:20 am

Still working on it but I found a cool way to get embossing effects along the way :-)
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mjpieters

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 4:12 am

Dan wrote:I found a difference, but it just looks like the original.


I wouldn't be so sure..
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Post Mon May 09, 2005 4:14 am

dfsmith wrote:I'm feeling very stupid, but apparently I can't tell the difference. My differences are now getting cunningly sophisticated and unobvious and it's driving me insane.


Just name the difference you find. It is really bloody obvious, so obvious I slapped myself when I found it.
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jhazen

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 4:34 am

mjpieters wrote:It is really bloody obvious, so obvious I slapped myself when I found it.


I guess you're not very bright, are you? :wink:
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Post Mon May 09, 2005 5:18 am

jhazen wrote:I guess you're not very bright, are you? :wink:


But then I saw the light and I was saved! :D
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Post Mon May 09, 2005 10:57 am

I should point out here that native English speakers are at a severe disadvantage here. There are at least 50 words for the difference(s). With two or three endings to try each. The actual one used here is (arguably) the one that isn't different. (Look it up!) It is listed verbatim in paragraph 6 of the relevant entry in Roget. And this is not a python riddle. (Can you tell I'm annoyed!)
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Dan

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 11:14 am

jhazen wrote:
mjpieters wrote:It is really bloody obvious, so obvious I slapped myself when I found it.


I guess you're not very bright, are you? :wink:


D'oh!

I can't believe I didn't think of that earlier!
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Post Mon May 09, 2005 12:28 pm

I found 2 more images, but it looks like the data are corrupt.
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