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Puzzle #4 - Color Code

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posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 09:54 PM
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reply to post by Zarniwoop
 


Ok, I see. Guess I don't have that feature, though. Might need a new Photoshop. Much appreciated!




posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 10:01 PM
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reply to post by ragster
 


I'm on the fast-track to learning gimp! Been playing with the color replace tools to do just that, hoping to reveal something that looks like it needs to be squished together.



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 10:07 PM
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reply to post by Freenrgy2
 


basically what I am hoping is that we can knock off some not needed letters here



ABCDEFGHH JKLMNO NPDJCH GEJAGFQ BCMRKSEEB BSGLA



in the events we can find bars not worthy of being used.



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 10:32 PM
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reply to post by ragster
 


Why do I see a bunch a squirrely colored bars when In invert the colors in MS Paint? I don't need to look at these?



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 10:55 PM
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reply to post by AshleyD
 

Photoshop is nice but it costs $$$ and doesn't work on Linux without emulation


If anyone is looking for an alternative, GIMP (the amusingly-named GNU Image Manipulation Program) has gotten about 10x better in the last five years or so, it now pretty much does everything Photoshop does as well or better (with the possible exceptions of color separations and Pantone matching - if you don't know what those are, don't worry; I sometimes wish I didn't either).

It beats the heck outta MS Paint; it's free, and you can download it here:

GIMP for Linux
GIMP for Mac
GIMP for Windows



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 11:18 PM
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Ok let's start over..... what is it that we all are missing?

It said focus on the colors, right? the middle ones?



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 11:21 PM
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can we like use 16 as in pixels for moving the graph over 16 pixels, or such as in every 16 pixels rearrange the graph, it goes along with analyzing the colors, and also with past hints on how to figure it out.

I took the current image and squished it, you guys should check it out, it seems like the current image is way to spread out, height wise, needs to be crushed again, when crushed the color values change because of the gray lines across the image..



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 11:39 PM
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reply to post by ragster
 


post it please. It sounds interesting



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 11:46 PM
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The current puzzle (#4) has been updated with the intent of helping to keep the game play moving in the correct direction.



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 11:48 PM
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I am laughing my butt off

thanks ATS!

but its funny

lets get crackin boys!




gotta love them double ciphers

forwards
SKEGRJAIH FWBLOX OPGFEH ARFSAJC HDJARWYYH HWXJZ

Reverse
ZJXWH HYYWRAJDH CJASFRA HEFGPO XOLBWF HIAJRGEKS






A double cipher


Transposition cipher
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


In classical cryptography, a transposition cipher changes one character from the plaintext to another (to decrypt the reverse is done). That is, the order of the characters is changed. Mathematically a bijective function is used on the characters' positions to encrypt and an inverse function to decrypt.



I am thinking we need to decipher these in stages, it is not laid out in any certain type of rail cipher or whatnot, unless double cipher means, the colors were a cipher and now the letters are.... ok i feel stupid now..

SKEGRJAIH = 9

FWBLOX =6

OPGFEH = 6

ARFSAJC = 7

HDJARWYYH = 9

HWXJZ = 5


[edit on 11-8-2008 by ragster]

[edit on 11-8-2008 by ragster]



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 12:01 AM
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Lol... well, at least I feel like I was getting closer:


SKEGRJAIH FWBLOX OPGFEH ARFSAJC HDJARWYYH HWXJZ (actual)
SLEGSJAIH FXBMPX PQGFEH ASFSAJC LGMDXNSSL LNABS (mine, 5min ago)


Yeah, yeah, I know, horseshoes and hand-grenades... I'm going to have to reverse-figure out how that was encoded, after looking at the cryptogram, in order to get some peace of mind...



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 12:03 AM
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I thought the last two letters of the first word were a repeat? Same color.



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 12:04 AM
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do you think we lose out on the book prize now hahaha lol


ok yea

I am still stuck in a stump

I cant decipher this..



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by Deaf Alien
I thought the last two letters of the first word were a repeat? Same color.

They are, I was playing around with row #9, where they're not.



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 12:14 AM
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Originally posted by Ian McLean
Lol... well, at least I feel like I was getting closer:


SKEGRJAIH FWBLOX OPGFEH ARFSAJC HDJARWYYH HWXJZ (actual)
SLEGSJAIH FXBMPX PQGFEH ASFSAJC LGMDXNSSL LNABS (mine, 5min ago)

Yeah, yeah, I know, horseshoes and hand-grenades... I'm going to have to reverse-figure out how that was encoded, after looking at the cryptogram, in order to get some peace of mind...



I also managed to get something similar to the actual answer a few days ago...

Mine was:

SJEGRIAHH FWBKOX OPGFEH ARASAIC JGKDWLRRJ JLABS

Which brings up the question:

How did you manage to get 2 different letters for the end of the first word in your answer?

Barbadel

.



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 12:15 AM
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reply to post by Ian McLean
 


actually that's row #16 if you count from the top row of the entire image. D'OH



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 12:17 AM
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ok i am just playing with words in the decipher stage


here are the randoms

panoply
sarod
snowfalls
sandy
harmon
hacker
eights
induct
hamper
camper
entry
setup
curls
demos
upland
evicts

I found out sandy harmon is a street basically in the middle of the USA

A panoply is a complete suit of armour



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posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 12:29 AM
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The first four words of the 'first solution' are simply the sum of the green-channel values in rows 47+57 (rows 57+67, in the original uncropped image), converted to ASCII.

The last two words, however, are totally different!



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 12:39 AM
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Well, I am not so great at this cryptography stuff nor at photo editing but I do know how to have fun in paint. While "having fun" and using the bucket tool I found that various lines had color anomalies within them (ie one square or so was a different color). I saw Deaf Alien's picture on page 3 or 4 of this thread and decided to go ahead and alter it so only the lines showing those color anomalies were showing. My first thoughts are that the anomalies need to be taken out of the lines themselves (which I didn't do as I'm not sure which ones are the line's colors and which are the anomalies so I left that up to you guys to play around with. Aftr removing the lines, you get some random dots placed here and there, which my first thought was braile, but there are too many locations for that. Maybe you guys can make something of this. I just figured it was a different way to look at it. Hope it helps.





posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 12:39 AM
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can anyone explain what they actually updated?


strange for some reason the sites not updating maybe something to do with cookies
my wife just sent me the updated pic guess we got a big hint there.

hmmm


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