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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #100 on: 26 Nov 2012, 19:01 »
Easy!
AAB=A
CAC=G
ACC=S

As I'm sure you realised, I was mostly just reverse engineering what I saw as 3 units of a 3 character code, and figured, on AGS, people would use "AGS" as a thing to code :D
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #101 on: 26 Nov 2012, 19:14 »
I almost got DKH :). But my algorythm failed to produce the last letter, and I got DKR instead.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #102 on: 26 Nov 2012, 19:21 »
Haha, well, it's neither AGS nor DKH but it sure is fun seeing you guys try! :)

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #103 on: 26 Nov 2012, 21:21 »
Is it the answers to the first 9 questions on last night's Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Or is it November 23 in the year 13133?
AABCACACC
112313133
« Last Edit: 26 Nov 2012, 21:33 by Stupot+ »

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #104 on: 26 Nov 2012, 21:32 »
Haha, you'd think there'd be a D in there somewhere, no?

Nah, that wouldn't really be a 'code' I don't think. More like a cryptic abbreviation.

I will be releasing a first hint in ~20 hours assuming nobody gets it until then of course.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #105 on: 26 Nov 2012, 21:45 »
I will be releasing a first hint in ~20 hours assuming nobody gets it until then of course.

Can you at least state the length of the string to guess? As it is it's pretty pointless to guess anything.

edit: what about that 'I eschew trees' animal? Did we get it, Renodox?
« Last Edit: 26 Nov 2012, 21:49 by bicilotti »

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #106 on: 26 Nov 2012, 22:39 »
Cool air invoice for a channel owned by Disney:

An ABC Air Conditioning Account?

A ABC A/C Acc.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #107 on: 26 Nov 2012, 22:55 »
Yes, you got the animal for the trees thing.

"Albatross, Duck, or Goose" were all acceptable answers.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #108 on: 26 Nov 2012, 23:11 »
"Albatross, Duck, or Goose" were all acceptable answers.
Not Puffin? :(

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #109 on: 26 Nov 2012, 23:18 »
Quote
Not Puffin?

I've seen puffins in trees at the zoo.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #110 on: 26 Nov 2012, 23:39 »
I'm pretty sure ducks and geese aren't 100% averse to trees either. Can't speak for albatrosses as I've never seen one.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #111 on: 27 Nov 2012, 02:04 »
AABCACACC

Is it like one of those letter substitution things?  Like A=E, C=S, etc..?

Or do double letters stand for sequential letters, and singles stand for the next letter in line, then skip by twos, thus creating ABCDEFGHI?  I don't know.  I think without a hint it's all just a shot in the dark.  Is the answer
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Watermelon?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #112 on: 27 Nov 2012, 05:55 »
Nope, it's none of the above! Since it appears to be too hard to figure out without this information, the solution consists of 6 characters!

That hint in a good 12 hours is still going to be posted btw!

AABCACACC

Is it like one of those letter substitution things?  Like A=E, C=S, etc..?

In some form or the other, yes, otherwise it wouldn't be much of a code! :)

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #113 on: 27 Nov 2012, 13:40 »
the solution consists of 6 characters
Hmmm,
Scooby-doo, Jack Shepherd, Mr. Darcy, Inspector Clouseau, Jesus Christ and Lara Croft.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #114 on: 27 Nov 2012, 15:38 »
"square" or "matrix" or "sudoku" ?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #115 on: 27 Nov 2012, 17:30 »
the solution consists of 6 characters
Hmmm,
Scooby-doo, Jack Shepherd, Mr. Darcy, Inspector Clouseau, Jesus Christ and Lara Croft.
            

Stupot - you made my day with this answer! Well done!  (laugh)

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #116 on: 27 Nov 2012, 21:39 »
"square" or "matrix" or "sudoku" ?

In case those aren't just random 6-letter words, I'd be very interested in how you got them from my code! :)

Okay, so the hint:

There are 9 characters in my code but they translate to 6! It's neither one 'code character' per 'solution character' nor is it two! How can this be? Have you ever seen this happen before somewhere maybe?

I'm pretty sure this makes it kinda easy, in case I'm still underestimating the difficulty of deciphering my code, I will post another hint tomorrow!

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #117 on: 27 Nov 2012, 21:55 »
It's neither one 'code character' per 'solution character' nor is it two! How can this be?
  Three for every two?
I'm thinking it could be to do with hex-colour values or something like that, but can't find a viable solution :-/

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #118 on: 27 Nov 2012, 22:24 »
Haha, nah, it's real characters, no colors or anything mean like that!

And I also didn't manage to encode two characters with three, would be very interesting tho! :)

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #119 on: 27 Nov 2012, 23:12 »
In case those aren't just random 6-letter words, I'd be very interested in how you got them from my code! :)

Square because it could have been a 3x3 array, matrix because those letters might have had a numerical meaning, sudoku... well it's still about matrix and numbers.
I guess I'll give up before my brain fries up :P