FAQ  •  Login

Level 7

Moderators: UncleTimmy, mjpieters

Enjoying the challenge? Need a hint?
Make a donation and help keep the site running! -thesamet
<<

jorjun

Posts: 8

Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 3:56 pm

Location: UK

Post Thu May 05, 2005 3:10 am

final clue

The obvious answer is staring me in the face, no doubt. But I don't know what this collection of ordinals is meant to index.
<<

jorjun

Posts: 8

Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 3:56 pm

Location: UK

Post Thu May 05, 2005 4:00 am

thanks

for not giving it away. got there in the end.
<<

barbieri

Posts: 4

Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 4:01 pm

Location: Campinas/SP

Post Thu May 05, 2005 2:04 pm

Still can't understand

What to do with the decoded message from the gay bar... that list leads to nothing.
<<

mjpieters

Site Admin

Posts: 172

Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 8:56 am

Location: Norway

Post Thu May 05, 2005 3:45 pm

Re: Still can't understand

barbieri wrote:What to do with the decoded message from the gay bar... that list leads to nothing.


If it leads to nothing then you did something wrong decoding it. This is level 7, the number 7 does mean something here. Never assume that characters in a message don't repeat!
<<

seki

Posts: 4

Joined: Fri May 06, 2005 7:38 am

Post Fri May 06, 2005 7:45 am

grey bar bug ?

isn't the grey bugged ?
The first cell seems to miss 2 pixels regarding the others...
Anyway I got the message. Now I have to find the next step... :?
<<

mjpieters

Site Admin

Posts: 172

Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 8:56 am

Location: Norway

Post Fri May 06, 2005 8:43 am

Re: grey bar bug ?

seki wrote:isn't the grey bugged ?


Only if you assume it is. This isn't meant to be too easy and obvious!
<<

seki

Posts: 4

Joined: Fri May 06, 2005 7:38 am

Post Fri May 06, 2005 9:22 am

Re: grey bar bug ?

mjpieters wrote:
seki wrote:isn't the grey bugged ?


Only if you assume it is. This isn't meant to be too easy and obvious!


I see 8)

And what about the level 5 ? I wondered if i made a mistake in my pgm or if the solution is voluntarily mal formed (all lines don't have the same lengths) ...
<<

mjpieters

Site Admin

Posts: 172

Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 8:56 am

Location: Norway

Post Fri May 06, 2005 1:02 pm

Re: grey bar bug ?

seki wrote:And what about the level 5 ? I wondered if i made a mistake in my pgm or if the solution is voluntarily mal formed (all lines don't have the same lengths) ...


This is getting rather OT for this topic. :) The line lenghts are all the same.
<<

mark.wainwright

Posts: 1

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 5:15 pm

Post Mon May 09, 2005 5:29 pm

Spadework

All I can think of to start with is to decode the grey strip into a series of numbers representing levels. What I will do with the resulting information I have no idea, but my problem is that I can't imagine how to use Python to do this. In real life I'd open the image in Photoshop, crop it, look at its colour map, and it would be (tedious but) straightforward.

On the other hand, looking at the Python documentation, the most useful-seeming libraries for image processing seem to be confined to Irix (!), and "imageop" has operations which besides not doing most of the job are poorly documented and have unhelpful error messages.

The way the previous puzzles have worked make me think that, in looking for a solution involving technical mastery of obscure and annoying bits of Python, I'm on the wrong track. But I'd like some reassurance, or perhaps a hint ...
<<

UncleTimmy

Posts: 118

Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 3:44 pm

Post Mon May 09, 2005 5:48 pm

Re: Spadework

mark.wainwright wrote: ... On the other hand, looking at the Python documentation, the most useful-seeming libraries for image processing seem to be confined to Irix (!), and "imageop" has operations which besides not doing most of the job are poorly documented and have unhelpful error messages....


That's true! It might help to remember that when you started the challenge, you read this on the first page:

Sometimes you'll need extra python modules. All can be downloaded for free from the internet.


I wouldn't discourage you from downloading the obvious module here :wink:. If it helps, I stared at this one for an entire weekend before doing the obvious thing -- and I'm delighted I took the time to learn how to use its simplest functions. You will be too :!:
<<

DouDou

Posts: 2

Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 1:51 am

Location: France

Post Tue May 10, 2005 1:53 am

I've got the message, yeah ! :D ...

:( ...any hint? what I'll do with this message?

Seb
<<

DouDou

Posts: 2

Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 1:51 am

Location: France

Post Tue May 10, 2005 2:08 am

lol I've made a mistake :)

next level please :D
<<

pyx

Posts: 5

Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 12:58 am

Post Wed May 11, 2005 12:59 am

Can't please anyone provide me a hint on how to extract data from the bar? I'm totally stuck :((
<<

glmrenard

Posts: 33

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 4:40 am

Post Wed May 11, 2005 1:50 am

Plesae help

Hello, I think I am using the good module.
I have extracted the gray bar and now, I can get detail about every pixel but I really dont't know how useful the information can be.

Please help...
<<

glmrenard

Posts: 33

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 4:40 am

Post Wed May 11, 2005 2:17 am

Hello again :)

I have the message but i am quite confuse about what to do with ... Cause I have non-printable caracters :(
PreviousNext

Return to Python Challenge Hints

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 5 guests

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.