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Sophia

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111 posts

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January 6, 2009 7:15 pm
Cj27

Cj27

Urchin

from UK
5 posts

Right, Guess i'll find my stuff from last year then smile

January 6, 2009 8:03 pm
Xianmusicfan

Xianmusicfan

Gearhead

from USA
60 posts

Ahhh I wasn't here for this last year so I have no idea what's going on

Life's tough, get a helmet.

January 6, 2009 8:05 pm
guitardaddy76

guitardaddy76

Automaton Tech

from Sweden
219 posts

this is dumb. please make the "immersive environment" a little more accessible next time.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is tying it's shoes."  -  Mark Twain

January 6, 2009 8:06 pm
BigMark

BigMark

Sky Pirate

from Kent, UK.
1,543 posts

`I haven't a clue either, but still giving it a go smile

January 6, 2009 8:09 pm

Stevemccratic

Urchin

2 posts

I'm clueless

January 6, 2009 8:10 pm

ideapower

Urchin

4 posts

what is the rainbow square for? it's just a PNG

January 6, 2009 8:13 pm

StalkingFox

Tinkerer

23 posts

I like this :-)

January 6, 2009 8:13 pm

erbmicha

Urchin

1 posts

a github fork of something perhaps?

January 6, 2009 8:14 pm

ideapower

Urchin

4 posts

sorry, no it's a tga

January 6, 2009 8:14 pm

jimcavoli

Urchin

from Hudson, Ohio
3 posts

Swords of the television generation has a weird sort of colored image appear when you click on the remote now (the "sword" of the television generation, to those who missed the joke last year)

January 6, 2009 8:17 pm

frank.fahs@mac.com

Urchin

1 posts

try

http : // swordsofthetelevisiongeneration .com /

But, eh?

January 6, 2009 8:17 pm
OverHaze

OverHaze

Automaton Tech

107 posts

This is going to be one of those situations where my dyslexia is going to be hindrance isn't? Oh for a nice logic puzzle that does not require spelling or mathematics skills.

I'm wicked at mechanical and abstract reasoning wink

January 6, 2009 8:18 pm
guitardaddy76

guitardaddy76

Automaton Tech

from Sweden
219 posts

its an eye trick thingy.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is tying it's shoes."  -  Mark Twain

January 6, 2009 8:23 pm
minge

minge

Tinkerer

from Melbourne, Australia
15 posts

Does the filename mean something?

3ad47fe00e6ac913b356bcb432ee1b7c.tga

So it shall be written, so it shall be done.....

January 6, 2009 8:23 pm

jimcavoli

Urchin

from Hudson, Ohio
3 posts

i swear i've seen that stupid image before somewhere...

January 6, 2009 8:23 pm
Dezful

Dezful

Automaton Tech

from Austin, TX
202 posts

damn it, I'm on a PC at work and can't follow along. Lame.

"If I sit silently, I have sinned" -Mohammad Mossadegh

January 6, 2009 8:26 pm

ideapower

Urchin

4 posts

do the numbers from the file name mean something?
3470 0691 3356 4321 7

January 6, 2009 8:28 pm

frankahn

Urchin

4 posts

The name is in hexadecimal. It would mean ":ÈÓ j+ ¦V+¦2¯ |" in ASCII base if I'm correct.

January 6, 2009 8:32 pm
epynephrin

epynephrin

Urchin

from Boston, MA
5 posts

This is probably completely useless, but the .tga format is used mostly in video games. A lot of games use them as either Screenshot formats, or Skin Texture files.

Also, the dude on the couch looks like a doofus. I think the chick could do better. Just saying.

January 6, 2009 8:33 pm
guitardaddy76

guitardaddy76

Automaton Tech

from Sweden
219 posts

wikipediad it and it's interesting. i made my wife do the eye trick thingy till her head hurt. so don't try it.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is tying it's shoes."  -  Mark Twain

January 6, 2009 8:35 pm
RandyChev

RandyChev

Tinkerer

from Tulsa, OK
14 posts

Tried using iota-calc from last year's mission to resolve 3ad47fe00e6ac913b356bcb432ee1b7c but can't get much from it. (not sure I know how to use the calculator.)

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January 6, 2009 8:39 pm
guitardaddy76

guitardaddy76

Automaton Tech

from Sweden
219 posts

okay, i think this is a 3d image, need something to render it. check out truevision3d.com

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is tying it's shoes."  -  Mark Twain

January 6, 2009 8:43 pm

nickjensen

Urchin

5 posts

opened it in photoshop to view r/g/b color channels independently..... nothing..... screwed around with curves and exposure, etc, etc, can't make anything resolve from it.

January 6, 2009 8:46 pm
shiva

shiva

Automaton Tech

from São Paulo, Brazil
137 posts

Tried to put both images on 2 layers playing with overlay etc. but nothing.

One color to rule them all.

January 6, 2009 8:53 pm
fjjinsfca

fjjinsfca

Automaton Tech

from El Paso
103 posts

Hmmm, OK, I'll give it a try.

I mean, surely you've heard the expression 'don't count your chickens'? Well, APPLY IT!

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January 6, 2009 8:53 pm
epynephrin

epynephrin

Urchin

from Boston, MA
5 posts

Can it be combined somehow with the image from the other post? The one about the Enigma coding also has a .tga file. If 3-D rendering doesn't get us anywhere, perhaps the other file is the missing piece.

January 6, 2009 8:55 pm
devolish

devolish

Automaton Tech

from Poznan, Poland
105 posts

Tried all my Photoshop skills, tried steganography... nothing.

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January 6, 2009 8:58 pm
kn3pp

kn3pp

Urchin

8 posts

could the filename be ip-adress hidden in hex-format?
or ..hex-colorcodes? i think it got something to do with hexnumbers

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January 6, 2009 8:58 pm

nickjensen

Urchin

5 posts

unless I'm mistaken, there's no metadata in the file either.

January 6, 2009 9:04 pm

westbaer

Urchin

1 posts

the filename is a md5 hash. I'm pretty sure it is.

January 6, 2009 9:07 pm
zarathos

zarathos

Tinkerer

from Canada
23 posts

You might be right westbaer, but I don't think so.  I think it's just a random string made to resemble an md5 to throw us off (also known as a "red herring" wink ).

EDIT: Woot!  Made pickpocket! smile

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January 6, 2009 9:14 pm
coffeepostal

coffeepostal

Urchin

from Riverside, CA
3 posts

Tried reversing the file name as an MD5 hash, but didn't come back with any results.

January 6, 2009 9:16 pm
mike4dice

mike4dice

Urchin

from Randolph, NJ
2 posts

OK, who could refuse?

January 6, 2009 9:19 pm

mjar81

Urchin

6 posts

Woot! Sophia == MostlyLisa!

January 6, 2009 9:24 pm

gofioisland

Urchin

1 posts

dont know wasnt here last year

January 6, 2009 9:26 pm

Zeberman

Urchin

1 posts

yeh ok. il hav a go

January 6, 2009 9:26 pm
schneid3306

schneid3306

Urchin

from USA
2 posts

I have no idea what I am doing, but I notice that the numbers and the letters all shift underground.  Does that correspond to something like a code of some sort?

.schneid.
-------------------
ix.x.xiii.xiv.xl.xliii

January 6, 2009 9:29 pm
WebKarnage

WebKarnage

Big Game Hunter

from UK
776 posts

I had to reload the site 4 times to see anything other than a brown bg image! I don't think my Mac likes this site..

It's still not behaving! Some drag on my time here...

Karn.

The Optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds, the Pessimist fears this is true.

January 6, 2009 9:30 pm

alexmandl

Urchin

2 posts

i found few words like "that" and "dev". anybody can find the others?

January 6, 2009 9:31 pm
Abcmsaj

Abcmsaj

Tinkerer

from Hereford, UK
35 posts

Following the maze says:

Swords of the Television Generation.

Time for me to go website hunting big_smile

Then you get that image on the remote... Which looks like an MD5 hash :s
But when you try and reverse it to find the file... NOTHING. -.-

And I tried:

c7b1ee234bcb653b319ca6e00ef74da3 aswell (which is the reverse of the "hash")

January 6, 2009 9:33 pm
WebKarnage

WebKarnage

Big Game Hunter

from UK
776 posts

What does

Swords Of the Television Generation

refer to then? The two images are upstairs and downstairs of a 2 layer maze, and that's the first thing I got spelt out.

What else is there??

Karn.

The Optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds, the Pessimist fears this is true.

January 6, 2009 9:33 pm
manikje

manikje

Automaton Tech

126 posts

Just saying, i don't know if it's any help, but "The Garden of forking paths" is a rather wellknown short story by Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. Look it up.

Rotting mushroom, by popular request.
"And those of little faith chose orange, and Jebediah told them: "Let green be chosen and God's will be done. For green to God is more pleasing than either violet or blue."
-  Jonah 3:12-14

January 6, 2009 9:35 pm
iCondemned

iCondemned

Urchin

from Dallas, Texas
5 posts

I'm confused.

January 6, 2009 9:35 pm
ShaunGreiner

ShaunGreiner

Gearhead

from Peoria, Illinois
66 posts

Think this file name has anything to do with the Enigma Simulator?

@ShaunGreiner

January 6, 2009 9:36 pm
WebKarnage

WebKarnage

Big Game Hunter

from UK
776 posts

Leads to a one image site...

Can't be that...

The Optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds, the Pessimist fears this is true.

January 6, 2009 9:37 pm
ShaunGreiner

ShaunGreiner

Gearhead

from Peoria, Illinois
66 posts

I think maybe swords of the television generation may have been a red-herring.  Why would they run the exact same mission as last time?

@ShaunGreiner

January 6, 2009 9:41 pm

LWAA

Urchin

1 posts

argh "air quotes"! That's enough for me, I'm outta here!

January 6, 2009 9:41 pm
WebKarnage

WebKarnage

Big Game Hunter

from UK
776 posts

OK peeps,

Try and find 3ad47fe00e6ac913b356bcb432ee1b7c in the garden!!

It's the one interesting piece of code in the site with the aforementioned name..

The Optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds, the Pessimist fears this is true.

January 6, 2009 9:41 pm
Semstudent

Semstudent

Urchin

from Iowa
4 posts

yikes!  I've got nothing here.

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January 6, 2009 9:42 pm

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