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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Backwards Stapler Bytes

I'm on the last page of that Backwards Stapler thing.
It's just a bunch of Hex values, and I get the feeling we have to make a picture with the colours he's listed.

I've got hints to each page in my comments for people that need help.

19 Comments:

Blogger Grim... said...

Page 1:
That’s correct, relpats-eht.com is back. Well, almost back. I have decided that I will put off completion – which I know truly matters to none of you – until a date which you will determine. This date will be exactly three days, fourteen hours, fifteen minutes, and nine seconds after the first person completes a little game I have devised. The concept is simple enough, each page will provide a clue as to the directory of the next, getting progressively harder until the end. I shall also note that while this contest is not for the weak of mind, it could be completed by anyone of any age, assuming they have at least the intelligence of the average high school student. Of course, I have also provided some incentive for you to play along. The first person to send an email to the address given in the final step, containing the method by which they received they answer to all previous clues will win a prize. I will not say what that prize is, but I will say that it is something of value great enough to make the contest worth participating in. If you think I am lying, then don’t participate, forget that you have ever read this little paragraph and wander off to any corner of the internet you please. To those which remain, I shall say this, the first clue has already been given, I hope you can at least get past step one.

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"three days, fourteen hours, fifteen minutes, and nine seconds"
314159 - mean anything to you?

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 2:
Congratulations, you have progressed to step two. Now that all whom are dumber than my pet rock are gone, I feel it is ok to speak more freely and may not confine myself to the even the rules of an informal essay. Though, because I am relpats_eht, I shall still always use correct grammar and spelling.

Anyway, as to prevent any confusion, I will slightly clarify how this contest progresses. As you discover more and more solutions, what you type into the address bar will get longer and longer. By which I mean, if the answer to this page was flibertyjibbet, you would and should head to www.relpats-eht.com/pi/flibertyjibbet, as www.relpats-eht.com/flibertyjibbet would take you to no more than a 404 notice. See you on page three.

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I can't help you with this. He's literally written the answer out for you.

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 3:
Well, now that we're on page three, and I’ve got you all thinking this is going to be an incredibly simple contest, I have decided to destroy that misinformed hope by introducing the real challenges. Without further ado, here it is:

1101100 1100001 1110100 1101001 1101110
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Find a binary converter and convert the sets one by one.

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 4:
Ok, now that you are on page 4, there shal be no more of me giving yoo the answers like on page 2. From now on, things will be a bit more hiden than that. Oh, and don’t worry, I’ll have you wishing you qit coon enough.

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You need to translate the word that all the misspelt/missing letters spell.

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 5:
So you know Latin? Big deal, a lot of people know Latin. That’s another thing I’m tired of, why do I keep giving you simple words like quake and model as directory names, I think it’s time to get a bit more cryptic on page 5.

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Encrypt the words 'page 5' with the encryption method that has something in common with 'quake' and 'model'.

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 6:
Ok, enough is enough. I am a lazy guy; I don’t want to be making a website. I’m kicking this thing up to the next level. No more paragraph riddles, no more subtleties, just shear brain power from here on in. Here is the next clue:

2147483647 524287 131071 8191 127 31 7 3

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That is a famous sequence of numbers. Find out it's name, and remember the sequence is backwards.

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 7:
I am true to my rasterized words.

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Start rasterizing!

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 8:
ARG! What is driving you to continue this game! The prize is not the answer to the universe!

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By far the easist one in the game.
What is the answer?

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 9:
Here is the riddle:

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There is nothing there. You need another word for 'nothing'. Try thinking SQL.

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 10:
{1 +7 -7 +6} – {1 +7 -6 +3}

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Solve out the problem, and you will have two dates. Bear in mind that the middle symbol is not a minus sign.

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 11:
9 53 28 16 1

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I guessed this one from a hint someone emailed me:
Remember, you are nearly at the finish!

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Page 12:
You only have one more extremely hard challenge left.
(Big bunch of Hex codes)

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So, now you're where I am.
Anyone got any ideas?

12/11/2005

 
Blogger Lisa said...

Yes. I made a web page with blocks the color given by each of the hex codes. I got this big colorful thing that changes configuration as I resize the browser. I was hoping a picture would resolve, but either I was wrong, or I'm missing something. <sigh>

12/20/2005

 
Blogger Grim... said...

Bugger.

12/21/2005

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re 12. It's encoded text. You need to find out which bit of the hex is relevant, and what encoding has been used. It's an inexorable problem!

12/31/2005

 
Anonymous Yes said...

Public Function decryptola(RGBdata As String) As String
Dim GreenData As String
Dim XorData As String

If Len(RGBdata) < 6 Then Exit Function
GreenData = Mid(RGBdata, 3, 2)
XorData = Val(ConvertHexadecimalToDecimal(GreenData))
decryptola = Chr(XorData Xor 11)
End Function

Public Function ConvertHexadecimalToDecimal(BinVal As String) As String
Dim iVal#, temp#, i%, Length%

Length = Len(BinVal)
For i = 0 To Length - 1
temp = HexToNo(Mid(BinVal, Length - i, 1))
iVal = iVal + (temp * (16 ^ i))
Next i
ConvertHexadecimalToDecimal = iVal
End Function

Private Function HexToNo(i As String) As Integer
Select Case i
Case "0", "1", "2", "3", "4", "5", "6", "7", "8", "9":
HexToNo = CInt(i)
Case "A", "a":
HexToNo = 10
Case "B", "b":
HexToNo = 11
Case "C", "c":
HexToNo = 12
Case "D", "d":
HexToNo = 13
Case "E", "e":
HexToNo = 14
Case "F", "f":
HexToNo = 15
End Select
End Function

Public Sub dome()
UserForm1.Show
End Sub

1/03/2006

 
Blogger Brownguy said...

apparently some brave soul ran this through some sort of coders. idk, but apparently it's text that says some ridiculously stupid paragraph...



the link is this: http://www.ubersite.com/m/81865

1/04/2006

 
Anonymous Todd said...

If you take the middle character values and invert bits 0, 1, 3....they add up to the string:

You know, I have often been asked "What's the history behind your nick?" To the askers I have always responded a long answer of utter drivel. Today will be no different, for the true answer is unknown to me, as far as you know. I, relpats_eht, am no different from anyone else. Well, perhaps a bit different, a bit off, if you will. Most people have thus come absent mindedly to the conclusion that I am just that little bit different from the rest of society because of what they believe to be above average intelligence, despite frequent retorts to these claims. I am relpats_eht, neither smarter nor dumber than anyone else. The only true disparity is that I haven't the smallest inkling of anything which could be considered a life. Quite frankly, I do not even know what that means. Now, if you were to mull over that statement for a second, you may have a hint as to the origin of my nick. Now then, in the time it has taken for your two red eyes to skip over the few pixels separating this sentence, as well as reading this sentence, I expect you must have figured it out. The reason my nick is relpats_eht is because I was bored. There is no reason, history or meaning behind it. It does not have anything to do with staplers, the fact that when read backwards it does say such is strictly coincidence. It is merely a random combination of letters my fingers happened to fall on as I typed. No more, no less. When you have as little of life as I have, on occasion you may find yourself randomly typing at the keyboard. Not typing words, only letters accordingly to kill time, and tire your fingers out. It so happens that one day what I found among the bytes of pointless ramblings that the sequence of letters r e l p a t s _ e h t happened to emerge more than once. Because this string of letters was among the few pronounceable things that had ever fallen from my fingers, and the only pronounceable thing to appear more than once on the same page, it was chosen as my nick. An anti-climactic story, I am sure, but do not worry, their wasn't much rising action, so you wont fall too far back down the conclusion. This, of course being a conclusion to something I have written, will make not the smallest bit of sense. Have fun finding the last answer; there is nothing random about it.

1/04/2006

 
Anonymous whiz gurl said...

this is to the last page, anyone who gets this is a genius



http://www.relpats-eht.com/pi/flibertyjibbet/latin/game/6bfe1220d53e71bf3e67b60bba79ce4d/ennesrem/54fd23dn90sd4/42/null/monroe/finish/

1/07/2006

 

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