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originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: IAMTAT
Judging by the character contents in Q Trip codes we have Capital and lower case letters and numbers and a period in one. Therefore I would suggest the Tripcodes are using between character 33 and character 126 in the ASCII character set.
ASCII character set is 256 characters; 0 to 255, designed for 16bit computing when that was the max processors capability. 16x16=256.
So each character can be any of 94 characters. There are 10 characters in a Trip code, prefixed by an "!". Therefore there are 94 to the power 10 permutations = 5.38615e19.
For all Trip codes, I have tried adding together the character code numbers (A=65, a=97, "."=46 etc.). There was no pattern in the differences of the totals and 2 Tripcodes came to the same total.
Gave it a go but I'd suggest there is a random variable in the Tripcode creation routine.
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