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mjpieters

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 3:05 am

Ekimus wrote:I try several ways but still stuck with this red word


My head is spinning around and it's making me dizzy.
I'm spinning around and it's making me ill.
You don't understand what I'm going through just to find a way to fly.
It'll be in my own time.
It'll be in my own time.
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Dan

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Post Sat May 07, 2005 4:47 am

mjpieters wrote:
Ekimus wrote:I try several ways but still stuck with this red word


My head is spinning around and it's making me dizzy.
I'm spinning around and it's making me ill.


Is it turning your stomach inside out?
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JingleBells

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Post Wed May 11, 2005 4:01 pm

I've tried about 3/4 different ways of drawing the pixels, and apart from the erroneous page, i've been unable to see any pictures or words, apart from one which says "try harder and deeper." when visiting the URL, where am I going wrong, i've spiralled, zig-zagged and found nowt
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Dan

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Post Wed May 11, 2005 7:55 pm

JingleBells wrote:where am I going wrong, i've spiralled, zig-zagged and found nowt


You're on the right track. Try another direction.
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japyh

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Post Sat May 14, 2005 9:47 am

JingleBells wrote:where am I going wrong, i've spiralled, zig-zagged


Double check your code! An off-by-one error in my code had me stumped for *hours* on this one. I was sure I was doing things right but kept getting nothing. Then I over-thought it, convinced myself I was wrong, and went off on a walk in the woods playing around with Fibonacci, geometric functions, etc. Sigh.

Finally I went back to my original code and found the off-by-one error and magically an image appeared.

BTW, you can use that hint in the HTML along with the printf-school-of-debugging to eliminate any off-by-one errors. :-)
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pyx

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Post Sat May 14, 2005 11:51 am

Can someone perhaps explain the html hint a bit more? I don't get it :/ Thanks
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UncleTimmy

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Post Sat May 14, 2005 3:27 pm

pyx wrote:Can someone perhaps explain the html hint a bit more? I don't get it :/ Thanks


Consider all the clues at once (which is generally true of all levels!): look at the HTML hint, read the title of the page, look at the picture of the bun. They're all related 8)
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pyx

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Post Sun May 15, 2005 6:21 am

I know, but I just don't get it. It just doesn't make 'click', as we say here :/
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tzot

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Location: Hellas

Post Mon May 16, 2005 12:37 am

pyx wrote:Can someone perhaps explain the html hint a bit more? I don't get it :/ Thanks


What is the shape of the object in the top picture? Consider this first, and then think in pixels.
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pyx

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Post Tue May 17, 2005 12:07 pm

Wow, this Level was *so* f****ing difficult ^^
Thanks for all your friendly hints, guys..
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dub

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Post Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:50 am

totally lost

I am totaly lost...

I get the pic, I don't get the math hint :(, I found the red pixels...

Either I need to know more maths, or I just don't get it!

I've even given myself days off the challenge, but I still don't get it. I did quite well up to here, but now I am completely stumped.

A very unhappy challenger.
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hemlock

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Post Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:20 pm

Re: totally lost

dub wrote:I am totaly lost...

I get the pic, I don't get the math hint :(, I found the red pixels...

Either I need to know more maths, or I just don't get it!

I've even given myself days off the challenge, but I still don't get it. I did quite well up to here, but now I am completely stumped.

A very unhappy challenger.


Keep looking AROUND; you'll figure it out. That sweet roll looks really yummy, huh? Its important.
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dub

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Post Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:41 pm

Re: totally lost

hemlock wrote:Keep looking AROUND; you'll figure it out. That sweet roll looks really yummy, huh? Its important.


That's the problem. The first thing I saw was the bun, the spiral, the walking around... Aplying it to the riddle at hand is proving the problem though!

I think I'm just heading in totatlly the wrong direction...

Is it in the red dots? Or perhaps around the red dots?

Do I manipulate the indexes of the red pixels? The pixels themselves?

What about the math hint? Do I ignore it?

I need one little hint to break out of this downward spiral... :(
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ajohnson

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Post Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:45 pm

Re: totally lost

dub wrote:I need one little hint to break out of this downward spiral... :(


downward? more like clockwise...
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cracki

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Post Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:34 pm

hint: you don't need trigonometric functions for the transformation

look at the second image (in a separate picture viewer), then think of the first image and the 4 numbers in the code. figure out, how the sequence could go on...
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