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spikejones
05-02-09, 04:53
note... the following is not spam!! It's a riddle, and there are multiple parts to it. But you have to decode each bit to get to the next. I think whoever is the first to decode this one, should put up another one. I think a weeks time is ample. Some techy stuff involved of course, so if you insist on a hint... drop by my profile page.


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let the :hea: begin.

:D

M.A.
05-02-09, 05:04
Translated the binary. But the resultant message is confusing as hell..

spikejones
05-02-09, 05:12
the first 5 lines... (depending upon which translator you used, as some of them string it all together) describes the name of an application.

Ward Dragon
05-02-09, 05:54
the first 5 lines... (depending upon which translator you used, as some of them string it all together) describes the name of an application.

Interesting. I was totally on the wrong track then :p

CerebralAssassin
05-02-09, 09:57
:confused:

you're killin my brain here...:hea::p

Quasimodo
05-02-09, 12:10
Got the easy part done, still rather confuddled.
Hark, we have a victory!
Time to have a drink I think:
Morgan Davis 20/20 multiplied by five
Quite a quantity it seems,
But its merely just a homophone.

Have ye the brains to match my wits?
Are you feeling lucky?
Then its time to check the checker!

when you know my name you can find me here:
("http://")rapidshare.com/files/194095957/ .txt.html

thanatos
05-02-09, 13:06
got the rapidshare link but the link seems out of date :(

Nefertiti_89
05-02-09, 13:30
^ yeah the link didn't work for me either....I THINK I know the answer but I'm not 100% sure

spikejones
05-02-09, 18:07
got the rapidshare link but the link seems out of date :(
You can PM me with the exact link you used and I can let you know if it is correct.

okay... I will give a hint here by laying out the ascii version:

Hark, we have a victory!
Time to have a drink I think:
Morgan Davis 20/20 multiplied by five.
Quite a quantity it seems,
But its merely just a homophone.

Have ye the brains to match my wits?
Are you feeling lucky?
Then its time to check the checker!

when you know my name you can find me here:
http://rapidshare.com/files/194095957/ .txt.html
First 5 lines describe the name of an application. Line 7 describes how to acquire the exact version I have. Line 8 describes what the application does - and what must be done with it. The rapid share "link" here needs to have the data acquired used as the file name. Enter that data string into the blank spot above.

I also will state that I goofed on line three. That should be.

Morgan David 20/20 multiplied by five
(the s should have been a d) - but really the end letters are irrelevant to be honest.

dont view lines 1-5 all as one. they are separate things (where to draw the lines .... YOU must decide) but you can arrive at the name of the application in 3 parts.

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as of 12:22 PM EST on 2-6-09, Ward Dragon has solved part one and moved on to part two!
Hurry up guys ;)

Ward Dragon
06-02-09, 18:09
as of 12:22 PM EST on 2-6-09, Ward Dragon has solved part one and moved on to part two!

And is now crashing her head against the walls of the padded cell :vlol: :whi:

lararoxs
06-02-09, 18:19
And is now crashing her head against the walls of the padded cell :vlol: :whi:

The second part? Wha..?:eek:

Its hard enough on the first!:p

spikejones
06-02-09, 18:30
the line that reads:

"its time to check the checker" tells you what the application does, and what you need to do to get the name of the file I uploaded to rapid share.

lines 1-5 tell you the name of the application.

line 1 tells part one of the name
line 3 tells part two of the name
lines 4-5 tell part three of the name

"are you feeling lucky" tells you how to get the same version I have (and having the same version is VERY important to solving the puzzle).

"have ye the brains to match my wits" <--- is me taunting you :ton:

lararoxs
06-02-09, 19:08
OMG! I could be on to something, or maybe not...

spikejones
08-02-09, 03:58
do some math on line three.

Morgan David 20/20 multiplied by five

- common name for Morgan David 20/20 is "Mad Dog 20/20" or quite simply "MD 20/20"

MD 20/20 * 5

should get you rolling with the middle part of the name. ;)

Quasimodo
08-02-09, 04:07
so the missing part of the url is the name of a program?
is it an obscure program, or a well-known one?

spikejones
08-02-09, 04:15
no.... the missing part of the URL is NOT the name of the program. what needs to be done is to decipher the first 5 lines of the puzzle - as laid out previously. Those will tell you the name of the application (it is a very light weight application). You need to use that application in some way or another according to the riddle (check the checker). The riddle also tells you how to acquire the precise version needed to complete the puzzle (<----- that plus the previous sentence SCREAMS as to what it does ;) ).

Hint.... if you cant decode the entire name of the application, decoding the part I listed above will speed you on your way to figuring it out (the net is full of tools to help you out).

I'll give you a hint at the name of the manufacturer:

"Empty stream"

spikejones
10-02-09, 19:05
Deadline is drawing nigh!
Walk-through below:

Part One (in this thread)

Punaxe has named the middle part of the application in this post:
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=3450228&postcount=23

the third part of the application can be derived in the following manner:
quantity and homophone are keywords to look at:
quantity -> some -> sum

put the middle part and the end part together, think about the victory to receive the first part of the application name. (think synonym)

all one word the name of the application is. somewhere on the net there is a button which holds the answer to "Are you feeling lucky"

figuring out what the application does is simple. its not a very hard application. the applications main use is to check the integrity of files. (check the checker)

take that data you receive and put it in the rapid share link posted previously.

-----------------------
Part Two:
(will be received from the rapid share link)

A) go here: clicky (http://www.subnet-calculator.com/)
B) Do this:
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo279/stryderjones/riddlescreeny.jpg

First to link the final solution, or post the image that file contains, is the winner.

Good luck!
and don't let me down:D




Part two directions for the feint of heart:
1. enter the IP address (top line) into these boxes
2. select the subnet mask (bottom line) from the drop down box.
3/4. see that number there? swap it with the IP address you placed in step 1
5. see that number there? this is the answer for part 2 (no dots).


edit:
le sigh..:(

Ward Dragon
11-02-09, 17:06
*answer*

I could have sworn I tried that :eek: That was the number where I said I tried it a million times in a row and then gave up XD

spikejones
11-02-09, 17:13
did you use the dots or not?
reason the answer doesn't have the dots is because in reality those dots dont exist in an IP address. Its just a 32 bit number (series of 32 1's and 0's - or in the HEX case... 8 "digits"). The dots serve only as delimiters for us humans to tell where to separate things at for doing the math.


edit: ****!! :hea:
i did the conversion by hand wrong. :hea:
sorry everyone.
i musta been tired.
gimme sec

Ward Dragon
11-02-09, 17:14
did you use the dots or not?
reason the answer doesn't have the dots is because in reality those dots dont exist in an IP address. Its just a 32 bit number (series of 32 1's and 0's - or in the HEX case... 8 "digits"). The dots serve only as delimiters for us humans to tell where to separate things at for doing the math.

I tried it both ways before.

spikejones
11-02-09, 17:17
look at edit ^

you weren't insane.. I was wrong. :mad:

spikejones
11-02-09, 17:20
link fixed for second part:
use this instead of what is in the first file from rapidshare:
http://rapidshare.com/files/196857619/ .doc.html

Ward Dragon
11-02-09, 17:23
look at edit ^

you weren't insane.. I was wrong. :mad:

I could still be insane though :p I should have just told you the number I was trying and then you would have realized sooner.

link fixed for second part:
use this instead of what is in the first file from rapidshare:
http://rapidshare.com/files/196857619/ .doc.html

I got it now :jmp:

spikejones
12-02-09, 13:44
:rolleyes:

I digress... you win that argument. :D

and congratulations for sticking with the inherently flawed impossible quiz. :tmb:

GenyaArikado
12-02-09, 13:59
all one word the name of the application is. somewhere on the net there is a button which holds the answer to "Are you feeling lucky"



Google doesnt have a button that says Im Feeling Lucky?

spikejones
12-02-09, 14:24
you must not be looking at the proper google (http://www.google.com)then
besides... if you use this browser (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/) and have google (http://www.google.com) set as default search provider (which it is by default) you can search from the address bar and the search will behave the same way as using the "im feeling lucky (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=&btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&aq=f&oq=)" button:

http://i40.************/2isoc9.jpg