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tekn0lust's avatar

What do you make of this?

Asked by tekn0lust (1861points) May 22nd, 2008

68 74 2F 77 79 6F
74 3A 77 6E 63 63
70 77 69 2E 70 20
2F 74 6C 36 77 20
2E 72 2F 34 20 20
75 6D 39 20 20 20

I’ll explain more once people have a chance to mull it over.

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paulc's avatar

Its hexadecimal and judging by the ranges of numbers its probably ASCII codes. I’d figure out what it says if I cared a little more.

For anyone who wants to do it, just use ruby and put those values into an array then do arr.pack(‘C*’).

phoenyx's avatar

(“68 74 2F 77 79 6F 74 3A 77 6E 63 63 70 77 69 2E 70 20 2F 74 6C 36 77 20 2E 72 2F 34 20 20 75 6D 39 20 20 20”).split(” ”).map{|h| h.hex}.pack(“c*”)

=> “ht/wyot:wnccpwi.p /tl6w .r/4 um9   ”

playthebanjo's avatar

The answer is 64

xyzzy's avatar

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Note that the above is not the answer, it just where the answer ultimately leads you to. And @phoenyx and @paulc are right about it being ascii in hex.

tekn0lust's avatar

Thanks. I am working on developing a set of puzzles and a caesar box similar to this one is the starting point.

BTW: nice nick xyzzy, are you lucky enough to have played adventure on a mainframe?

xyzzy's avatar

@tekn0lust, unfortunately no, that would be a bit before my time.

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