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Post by Jubbahey on Tue 20 Sep 2011 - 18:47

%$£ ....... for ??

That was the sequence that I tried to use to decipher the code and I couldn't make sense of it. Please tell or I'll go into a Scottish pub and ask for a glass of water ! tongue

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Post by Jubbahey on Tue 20 Sep 2011 - 20:17

Okay, don your hats and take part in a bit of cryptographical history, you know you want to.

This code is easily breakable if you have the key, the problem for me is to disguise the key, then when you have it, you can solve the code.

Much like vinegere and crisps, its all down to taste. You may have to take what is given to you on your plate and Google a bit to progress. Find the key then break the code !

The code is thus.......


IFWVYGDNMDAVQEMVXVAFCDXCGKPWWAUKWJNLTZXLDGLLJTPZGP


The key is hidden somewhere in plain site if Spellign is your Forte ! ..... 72:65:64:20:68:65:72:72:69:6e:67 ..... a Hex on you Sir!!!!

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Post by Guest on Wed 21 Sep 2011 - 12:06

MTS....I am such a duffer, even now that you've given us the answer, I still don't get it Embarassed

I'll have to look at your code later, Jubba, as I have an appointment with some unruly kids on ponies, this afternoon Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Wed 21 Sep 2011 - 18:40

Jubba, I'm not sure Scottish pubs sell glasses of water, but you can have drams by the bucket load Very Happy
I've got a sore head already looking at your code, I shall ponder for a while and return......

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Post by Jubbahey on Wed 21 Sep 2011 - 20:47

Sol, hopefully the ponies will take their mind off being naughty.

MTS1, good luck and if any of you need a pointer just ask.

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Post by Guest on Fri 23 Sep 2011 - 11:56

Ok, from some of your cryptic text and possible red herrings, I have looked at what hex is, and if it is related to hexidecimal then I will concede defeat right away, mathematics is not my strong point

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Post by Jubbahey on Fri 23 Sep 2011 - 18:28

Ah, nothing that I do is professor level science, as I am the worst mathematician around.

You got the HEX absolutely right, but how could you "convert" it to something more intelligible?

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Post by Guest on Sun 25 Sep 2011 - 16:47

I is perplexed confused Is it hex as in hexagon (x6)??????

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Post by Jubbahey on Sun 25 Sep 2011 - 21:22

Mmm, as this is a code breaking thread, it might be "hex" code, try googling that and look at ways of converting it to ascii maybe.

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Post by Jubbahey on Fri 30 Sep 2011 - 10:22

Well I can see that this thread is about as popular as my Sherlock one.

So here goes with a decent pointer and a convoluted one later.

The "hex" code at the end is just that....hexadecimal. It needs to be translated into ascii, or keyboard talk, the characters on the keyboard that have to be converted into hex, then converted into binary so that the computer can understand it in machine code.
Each character has a reference code in many formats, hexadecimal being the most common after ascii (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), so all you have to do is find a converter, input the hex code (copy and paste it) and see what it says.

I'll provide a new hint later for the rest of the code in the problem.

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Post by Guest on Sun 2 Oct 2011 - 17:05

I'm awaiting the convoluted clue Very Happy you did promise!!

The ascii put me off - that's too like notpron and I don't want to go back there EVER!!!!!!!

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Post by Guest on Sun 2 Oct 2011 - 22:31

I'm going to have to leave this to you, MTS, as I haven't a hope of solving this

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Post by Jubbahey on Sun 2 Oct 2011 - 23:02

OK, this is almost doing it for you, but the last number entry is hexadecimal. Like I said, it has to be converted to something you can read and that can only be ascii, as in the letters on the keyboard.

If you just google "Hex to ascii" it should come up with a few converters.

Input the numbered code and press convert or Hex to ASCII and voila, it will become clear.

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Post by Jubbahey on Sun 2 Oct 2011 - 23:09

The convoluted hint is to read the preceding paragraph and all the info is there for you, including spelling mistakes......



"This
code is easily breakable if you have the key, the problem for me is to
disguise the key, then when you have it, you can solve the code.

Much
like vinegere and crisps, its all down to taste. You may have to take
what is given to you on your plate and Google a bit to progress. Find
the key then break the code !

The code is thus.......


IFWVYGDNMDAVQEMVXVAFCDXCGKPWWAUKWJNLTZXLDGLLJTPZGP


The
key is hidden somewhere in plain site if Spellign is your Forte ! "



It should make good research material and interesting too.

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Post by Guest on Tue 4 Oct 2011 - 17:55

red herring?

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Post by Jubbahey on Fri 7 Oct 2011 - 19:50

Sorry, havent looked in recently MTS1, but yes, it was a red herring, but at least you may have learnt a thing or two about hex and ascii, which can't be a bad thing.

As for the other clue, its a bit harder and you need to read and take everything at face value and dont presume my mistakes are errors.

google is a must in this case and dont leave anything to chance, I have written the clues with purpose in mind.

As always if you get stuck, just ask....

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Re: Break the code!

Post by Guest on Sat 8 Oct 2011 - 13:00

I did indeed, quite clever it is too, you are never too old to learn (not that I'm saying I'm old, mind you). Your other clue still doesn't make sense to me

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Post by Jubbahey on Sat 8 Oct 2011 - 14:39

OK, look for speeling mistakes, :joker:

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Re: Break the code!

Post by Guest on Sun 9 Oct 2011 - 8:58

lol! I see them, are they just that then, red herrings?
Please tell me I don't need to come up with another code, I just don't have that in me!!!!! Either you or Sol can have another go, courtesy of my inept code making ability

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Post by Jubbahey on Sun 9 Oct 2011 - 15:43

No, there was only one red herring.

The code for this poser is not ancient but its old and quite surprising considering what kinds of code were around in those days.

Its well worth the research and finding out the reasons why it was invented.

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Post by Jubbahey on Sun 9 Oct 2011 - 21:35

C'mon MTS1, google a few words and it'll all become clear.

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Re: Break the code!

Post by Guest on Mon 10 Oct 2011 - 19:25

GOODJOBWELLDONEDIDYOULIKETHEHISTORYTRIPTOOJUBBAHEY

Boy, Jubba my head is spinning, how do you get to know all this secret code stuff. I'll need to remember this, its very clever.

Take a bow, Jubba

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Post by Jubbahey on Mon 10 Oct 2011 - 19:37

Oh well done, really well done, I didnt think you'd get it without more help.




Its interesting to see how coding has developed over the centuries, from easy stuff to quite complicated, but this code is quite simple, as long as you have the key. Otherwise its almost impossible to crack.

How you managed to link the key in what I had written was very clever, so you must be getting more intuitive towards clues and suchlike.

I'm glad you cracked it, as I am almost getting the Holmes thing together and it is a bit easier to solve as you go along.

Notpron was prob the most difficult thing I have ever tried, there are easier types of this, and one that I lost when my comp died, but it taught me a load of stuff about webpage source code and stuff like that, which is a useful thing to know about when blundering about on the internet.

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Re: Break the code!

Post by Guest on Mon 10 Oct 2011 - 20:29

Very Happy Thank you kind sir. I impressed myself by cracking it
I await your Holmes 'thing' with bated breath........

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Post by Guest on Mon 10 Oct 2011 - 22:11

MTS1 wrote:Very Happy Thank you kind sir. I impressed myself by cracking it
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Well done, MTS

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