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UncleTimmy

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 3:03 pm

A real pleasure!

I couldn't make a solid block of time for this one, so just stared at the file and the clues in odd minutes over the last day. Then what needed to be done suddenly dawned on me, and it worked the first try. That hasn't happened often since level 0 :wink: -- and it didn't hurt that I wrote the main Python module of use here (which isn't much of a clue, but explains how I could picture the outcome before trying it -- and no, it doesn't relate to obscure properties of floating-point arithmetic :wink:).
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jtauber

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 5:26 pm

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


That's where I'm at too. Looks like it was going fine for a while there.
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jtauber

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 5:29 pm

hmm. where the two differ, the data is somehow familiar looking...
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Dan

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 6:17 pm

jtauber wrote:hmm. where the two differ, the data is somehow familiar looking...


Yes, I've found interesting results where the two diff-er. Unfoturnately, it appears that that's not enough to get to Level 19 :(
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jtauber

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 6:54 pm

i've got one of the three out. not sure what i'm doing wrong with the other two.
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jtauber

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 6:57 pm

jtauber wrote:i've got one of the three out. not sure what i'm doing wrong with the other two.


Stupid typo in code. First two are out. Still getting error with third.
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jtauber

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 7:24 pm

jtauber wrote:
jtauber wrote:i've got one of the three out. not sure what i'm doing wrong with the other two.


Stupid typo in code. First two are out. Still getting error with third.


Just another stupid typo. On to 19!
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jtauber

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 7:25 pm

Dan wrote:
jtauber wrote:hmm. where the two differ, the data is somehow familiar looking...


Yes, I've found interesting results where the two diff-er. Unfoturnately, it appears that that's not enough to get to Level 19 :(


There's a third possibility
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Dan

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Post Mon May 09, 2005 8:09 pm

jtauber wrote:There's a third possibility


Found it!

On to Level 19!
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johnlr

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Location: kiwi in aussie

Post Tue May 10, 2005 4:45 am

:P Very fun level :P
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favila

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Post Thu May 12, 2005 9:01 pm

I don't understand

How do I get the junk out of the file?
I've tried everything they have in common and everything they don't.
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mjpieters

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Post Fri May 13, 2005 7:47 am

Re: I don't understand

favila wrote:How do I get the junk out of the file?
I've tried everything they have in common and everything they don't.


Try and see if there are any Python modules that could be of use.

Hint: keep the junk in line.
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favila

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Post Fri May 13, 2005 10:50 am

Re: I don't understand

mjpieters wrote:
favila wrote:How do I get the junk out of the file?
I've tried everything they have in common and everything they don't.


Try and see if there are any Python modules that could be of use.

Hint: keep the junk in line.

My mistake was to look for one result instead of three.
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shade

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Post Mon May 16, 2005 1:01 pm

I don't find that hidden file.. Do I need a cookies' recipe ?

I found that the image has some extra informations encoded in it but I don't find how to extract them...

Any additional tip ?
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UncleTimmy

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Post Mon May 16, 2005 1:11 pm

shade wrote:I don't find that hidden file.. Do I need a cookies' recipe ?


As the page source suggests, try something obvious first. What's the difference?

I found that the image has some extra informations encoded in it ...


That doesn't sound obvious to me :wink:.
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