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posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 09:22 PM
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can anyone count the letters used in the current page, like all the letters in the words, no repeats of them , i have theory there should be only 22 letters used in all the words




posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 09:33 PM
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Yes, I noticed the frequency too. I have only tried cracking it using a simple Caesar cipher, with no luck. Looking at a more scrambled cipher next...

Here's my latest graphic I'm using to locate positions. Also, I was wrong about there being 27 lines, there are only 26, so we are cooking...




posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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the letter dot thing seems most promising



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 10:03 PM
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I tell ya, it's "WIN ISSUES ASYLUM RUEFUL", without the spaces.


I think the blank fourth column might be a big hint, perhaps it was considered too tough to have no spaces at all.... also let's consider something tricky like it must be read right-to-left.

And what's up with the filename? 0051631072020193120.gif? The initial '00' means it's not the same cipher as last puzzle...



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by Ian McLean
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I tell ya, it's "WIN ISSUES ASYLUM RUEFUL", without the spaces.


No, no, it's "HIM IT TENT ATS REPLENDER"


I don't know what to do, other than say, I give up!!

Before I leave, just want to put down here that this is the 1 = A ... translation of those dots (the "blank" at position 4 is removed, and I separated these into groups of 5, for readability):

AXKXN NTINE NCVTZ HTIRT V

With our luck this cipher is probably using a simple polyphoneticly grouped twenty square digit key, transposed from booster verdonic form, with multiple nulls.

We're gonna need a Drogen's Decoder Wheel from a box of Lucky Charms to crack it.



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:08 PM
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ok so I hate to sound dumb here but did anyone think to do it backwards? with 26=a? they may have did that to throw people off....just an idea, going with the maybe reading it from right to left thing.....



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:09 PM
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any one seeing this red haze?

is it part of the game?



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:13 PM
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So I'm assuming I'm not the only one surrounded by graph paper, cigarette butts and coffee mugs, right?

I do see the haze...maybe a hint is coming our way?



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by Shane Void
So I'm assuming I'm not the only one surrounded by graph paper, cigarette butts and coffee mugs, right?


Heh, exactly true... I still think the image filename is significant. I've tried the alphabet conversion, both from bottom-up to top-down, wrote a little program to rotate it through the alphabet and display the results, added each digit in the filename as an offset (and subtracted it, too!), tried a 27-letter alphabet (with space), on the assumption that the fourth column is really a letter that needs rotated in somehow... changed everything to display the results right-to-left, in case it's encoded backwards, etc.

No luck!



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:25 PM
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Boy is your avatar annoying me right now, Ian!


Maybe we're trying the wrong method?



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:30 PM
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Possibly. Since everything so far has applied a letter-substitution cryptogram (with the exception of the purple rectangle), that might be the correct approach. Still no idea about the mysterious 4th col blank; unless that's the only blank and its a 2-word solution. Other mystery: the filename, and possibly the top/bottom banner text.

Thinking of trying connecting adjacent dots with lines, seeing if they extend to point to individual letters in the banner text, but I don't think that's it -- not exact enough angles, since the text is so small.

Actually, I'm gonna go study the filename, itself, some more... that's the real missing puzzle piece, imho.

Lol about my avatar; perhaps I'll turn it off for the night; this game is giving enough examples of seeing illusions all on its own.


Edit to add: How's this one?


[edit on 2-8-2008 by Ian McLean]



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:33 PM
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Keep the avatar on, it is hypnotic!!!




posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:40 PM
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Much, much, better! Thank you, Sir!

There is something about the way the whole thing looks..... like why not use solid dots? Why the dotted line on the left and a solid one at the bottom? Most likely nothing significant about those things....but then again ya never know with these games.



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:43 PM
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Well one of the last puzzles had every odd-scanline entirely black -- sort of a TV interlaced-look effect. This looks similar, but I've verified that the odd scanlines, while much darker than the even ones, are NOT entirely black. The green dots still show up, somewhat, in the odd lines, the text less so (but its still there, to some extent).

To see this, scale the image from 800x400 to 800x200, using 'none' as a filter option. Do this both with the original image, to get the even scanlines, and with the image shifted down one pixel (to get the odd scanlines).



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by Shane Void
So I'm assuming I'm not the only one surrounded by graph paper, cigarette butts and coffee mugs, right?

This seems like a good time to say "hi"
Count me in on the graph paper and coffee; stopped smoking in 2003. I still miss it on nights like this.
I don't have anything new to contribute -- it looks like everything I've done was already done by others. I think the stripy-ness of the letters and dots is just part of the general aesthetic; it's not the first time we've seen it.
My current theory about the missing fourth column is that it's part of the ongoing code in the missing/incorrect substitutions.

I'm seeing the red haze, but no where near ready to give up yet



posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 11:57 PM
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Welcome aboard, Congrats on quitting the sticks! Look forward to seeing you around.



posted on Aug, 3 2008 @ 12:08 AM
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Glad to have another team mate! We're gonna need all the help we can get!



posted on Aug, 3 2008 @ 12:29 AM
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Welcome to 'the game', ADB!

I'm still puzzling about the image filename, 0051631072020193120. It has 19 digits, but there are 21 dots (in 22 columns). And the digit frequency is skewed:

0: x6
1: x4
2: x3
3: x2
4: x0
5: x1
6: x1
7: x1
8: x0
9: x1

Indicating perhaps some kind of 0-26 encoding, without separators? Like:

(0 0 5)
(16 3) or (1 6 3)
(10) or (1 0)
(7)
(20) or (2 0)
(20) or (2 0)
(19) or (1 9)
(3)
(12 0) or (1 20) or (1 2 0)



posted on Aug, 3 2008 @ 01:10 AM
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I've had to solve a similar puzzle before where the individual dots were pixels, you had to subtract the value/position of the previous pixel(first pixel exempt) to determine the number. Each number would refer to a character on the ascii chart and gave you a message, that message was in Morse Code which had to be decoded to reveal the string.

So it would be something like, dot one is located at 75(value = 75), dot two at 125(value = 125 -75), dot three at 259(value = 259-125) and so on. I'll try and see if this turns up anything useful. Hopefully someone will get a lucky break soon.



posted on Aug, 3 2008 @ 01:12 AM
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Well none of my methods are working. I've tried to match up the dots with letters by labelling the x axis with letters and the y axis with numbers and placing them in some sort of order from that. Ive tried beating my head against the wall to see if I'll have some sort of revelation and that hasnt worked either...



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