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Sophia

Staff

111 posts

Agents,
I see that you have entered the location of a fourth file to the mainframe. I won’t lie; the data gathering process is slow. Fortunately we have received a direct message on twitter containing the code word -

The Source wrote:

It really sucks when someone pretends to be something they’re not… sorry to bring up a sore subject, but you’ll have to solve this.
tangledupinlies

The username was “InverseMoriarty”

See what you can find out Agents! While you’re working on this, I’m going to go ask a pan-dimensional race of hyper-intelligent beings if we can borrow some computing power.
Sophia

January 6, 2009 9:34 pm
spyker3292

spyker3292

Sky Pirate

from WI
1,728 posts

Well, the web site is nice and obvious to find.

But the MH servers are being hit like craaazzyyy!

Tweet! | Flickr
Go Green Monkeys Go!

January 6, 2009 9:37 pm
mss100

mss100

Automaton Tech

from Home
106 posts

huh?
i cant solve the code word in file b

Purple Team Rocks

January 6, 2009 9:37 pm
manikje

manikje

Automaton Tech

126 posts

INverse Moriarty: holmes?

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 9:37 pm
blue_fireball_eater

blue_fireball_eater

Moderator

from Nashville
2,761 posts

The website is nice and slow.....

avatar is from Penfield & Jasper, 1954

January 6, 2009 9:39 pm

danbt79

Urchin

1 posts

Sherlock you fool!

January 6, 2009 9:39 pm

macbooker

Tinkerer

15 posts

i cant solve the fileb!!!!!!!!

January 6, 2009 9:39 pm

rroycema

Tinkerer

12 posts

I found this in the code ba2f82d1f230e0dc975c6c87c0ae0a59

January 6, 2009 9:49 pm

rroycema

Tinkerer

12 posts

But i'm guessing you have to solve the puzzle before you're given access to the ba2f82d1f230e0dc975c6c87c0ae0a59.tga

January 6, 2009 9:51 pm
RandyChev

RandyChev

Tinkerer

from Tulsa, OK
14 posts

Why am I here yet I only have 3 files entered.

Remote
enigma
dice

What am I missing?

How Orange are YOU?
http://tr.im/fyx9      http://tr.im/fyxe

January 6, 2009 9:52 pm
bcpeterson

bcpeterson

Tinkerer

from Roseville, CA
14 posts

RandyChev wrote:

Why am I here yet I only have 3 files entered.

Remote
enigma
dice

What am I missing?

The logic puzzle between enigma and dice. See Over the Waterfall.

twitter.com/bcpeterson
"All that glitters is not gold, not all who wander are lost."

January 6, 2009 9:56 pm

Primetime485

Urchin

2 posts

blue_fireball_eater wrote:

The website is nice and slow.....

No kidding...do you have any idea what to do with the musical notes?  When I hit play, there is a glass breaking sound.

January 6, 2009 9:56 pm
clompers

clompers

Tinkerer

from Canada
26 posts

tangledupinlies + ba2f82d1f230e0dc975c6c87c0ae0a59.tga entered in url format in the mainframe adds macdust to your account

January 6, 2009 9:56 pm

Pappy74

Urchin

4 posts

Sophia wrote:

Agents,
While you’re working on this, I’m going to go ask a pan-dimensional race of hyper-intelligent beings if we can borrow some computing power.
Sophia

This is a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference... specifically referring to little white lab mice.   No clue how this helps smile

January 6, 2009 9:57 pm

rroycema

Tinkerer

12 posts

I guess I'm not sure what the Mainframe deal is, I keep entering URLs but nothing seems to happen?

January 6, 2009 9:58 pm
bmistudioa

bmistudioa

Tinkerer

from Delaware, OH
47 posts

any help with the fileb?

Please visit www.familyradio.com for information concerning the END OF THE WORLD!

January 6, 2009 9:59 pm
jferrett

jferrett

Tinkerer

from Cincinnati, OH
20 posts

bmistudioa wrote:

any help with the fileb?

Go to: http // www macheist com/forums/viewtopic. php?pid =134209#p134209
Post #99

Twitter

January 6, 2009 10:07 pm
WalrusCP

WalrusCP

Big Game Hunter

from NoVA
897 posts

tangledupinlies.com takes me to a site. Seems like it might be a musical puzzle.

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Just wait until you see the mega unlock goal. (Hint, it involves a lot of dead kittens.) – Phill Ryu

January 6, 2009 10:13 pm
luckyplatypus

luckyplatypus

Tinkerer

25 posts

Pappy74 wrote:
Sophia wrote:

Agents,
While you’re working on this, I’m going to go ask a pan-dimensional race of hyper-intelligent beings if we can borrow some computing power.
Sophia

This is a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference... specifically referring to little white lab mice.   No clue how this helps smile

It's not the first Hitchhiker's reference. The second forum entry was titled "Deep Thought," the name of the computer build to provide the answer to life, the universe, and everything (which is 42, for the uninformed).

January 6, 2009 10:14 pm
Expecto

Expecto

Tinkerer

from Stillwater, OK
31 posts

This was the funnest one yet!  If you play an instrument it should be a breeze.  Remember how we got the clue!

Macheist team: Green Monkeys™
Here to work my apps off.

January 6, 2009 10:21 pm
WalrusCP

WalrusCP

Big Game Hunter

from NoVA
897 posts

Appears we need something 5 bars long. Maybe a theme to Sherlock Holmes?

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January 6, 2009 10:22 pm
earthsandwich

earthsandwich

Urchin

5 posts

"tangled up in lies" is a lyric from Jason Mraz's "You and I Both" although the rhythm of the music doesn't fit the 5 bars the puzzle wants.

Maybe a Pretenders song?  I don't know them well enough...

January 6, 2009 10:24 pm
WalrusCP

WalrusCP

Big Game Hunter

from NoVA
897 posts

Expecto wrote:

This was the funnest one yet!  If you play an instrument it should be a breeze.  Remember how we got the clue!

Twitter... but is there a song by this name, or a band or song called InverseMoriarty? Have no luck in either case really.

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Just wait until you see the mega unlock goal. (Hint, it involves a lot of dead kittens.) – Phill Ryu

January 6, 2009 10:29 pm

rcloss

Urchin

7 posts

It's also from a Jewel song it seems, can't find any sheet music to figure out the notes though

January 6, 2009 10:29 pm
octoshape

octoshape

Automaton Tech

from Switzerland
263 posts

Give me song and name of artist, I think I could find sheet music.. or a YouTube link and I'll do the sheet myself big_smile

January 6, 2009 10:30 pm

Marzelpan

Urchin

9 posts

Look around on twitter...

January 6, 2009 10:34 pm
mrmac

mrmac

Tinkerer

38 posts

the inverse Moriarty formulas are 3.179-3.180

Team Orange....

January 6, 2009 10:35 pm

boxsterh

Urchin

1 posts

but I don't twitter

January 6, 2009 10:35 pm

riverjiang

Urchin

3 posts

InverseMoriarty is just a protected user on Twitter. Nothing there, it seems.

January 6, 2009 10:37 pm

zachlebar

Urchin

5 posts

the instrument there is a LYRE! thought that was interesting, but i don't know what to play...anyone?

January 6, 2009 10:39 pm

jgerry

Urchin

1 posts

The tuning fork produces an A note. Playing the corresponding string (5th from the left) produces an A on the clef.

Clicking the little speaker icon in the clef produces a glass breaking sound, which seems to do nothing else.

January 6, 2009 10:44 pm

zachlebar

Urchin

5 posts

jgerry - that's as far as I got too

January 6, 2009 10:45 pm

Marzelpan

Urchin

9 posts

Have a look at InverseMoriarty's followers

January 6, 2009 10:47 pm
WalrusCP

WalrusCP

Big Game Hunter

from NoVA
897 posts

I saw ThePerplexer. Has some odd posts. Wonder if it's a St. Patty's day song we need.

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January 6, 2009 10:51 pm

cbetta

Urchin

6 posts

I decrypted the weird string at ThePerplexer and all it gave me was the string "WTF are you looking for?!". Neat little distraction

January 6, 2009 10:54 pm
semicolons

semicolons

Big Game Hunter

from UK
729 posts

Moriarty is, according to Google, a supervillain. So the inverse is a superhero?

January 6, 2009 10:54 pm

zachlebar

Urchin

5 posts

marzelpan - can't twitter's blocked on my comp...parental controls...any help?

January 6, 2009 10:54 pm

zachlebar

Urchin

5 posts

semicolons - the inverse of moriarty would be holmes. sherlock was an incredible violinist, who frequently came up with random songs that were great, according to watson

January 6, 2009 10:56 pm
seventoes

seventoes

Tinkerer

from Behind You!
22 posts

Javascript hackage time...

javascript:void(soundManager.play("ba2f82d1f230e0dc975c6c87c0ae0a59"));

Type that into your address bar and hit enter and it'll play the correct tune. Now to notate it... Anyone up for it?

Siggynature.

January 6, 2009 10:57 pm
srmorris2

srmorris2

Tinkerer

from Kearney, NE
23 posts

do it in forums of numbers of strings form the left and its easy!

-ScubaSteve-

January 6, 2009 10:59 pm

rcloss

Urchin

7 posts

Ha!  Figured it out with thePerplexer's help

January 6, 2009 11:00 pm
WalrusCP

WalrusCP

Big Game Hunter

from NoVA
897 posts

rcloss wrote:

Ha!  Figured it out with thePerplexer's help

Huh?

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Just wait until you see the mega unlock goal. (Hint, it involves a lot of dead kittens.) – Phill Ryu

January 6, 2009 11:11 pm
bekabug

bekabug

Tinkerer

from East Tn
13 posts

i don't play any instruments. this has me stumped.

~bug

January 6, 2009 11:13 pm

Marzelpan

Urchin

9 posts

Latest message of thePerplexer

January 6, 2009 11:13 pm

realkato

Urchin

3 posts

Finally got it by listening to the music with the Javascript hack and transcribing the notes. The notes are CABBAGE, BEEF, FEEDBAG. Funny.

January 6, 2009 11:14 pm
WebKarnage

WebKarnage

Big Game Hunter

from UK
776 posts

Expecto wrote:

This was the funnest one yet!  If you play an instrument it should be a breeze.  Remember how we got the clue!

That makes less sense than anything I've read so far. What has an instrument got to do with any of this?

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

January 6, 2009 11:15 pm

riverjiang

Urchin

3 posts

Aaah, I feel so stupid. I read the tweet, and I went on transcribing the song. tongue

January 6, 2009 11:17 pm

riverjiang

Urchin

3 posts

tangledupinlies.com/ 0a5faf225b3b27f4c75826dde0c4eba2.tga

January 6, 2009 11:20 pm
seventoes

seventoes

Tinkerer

from Behind You!
22 posts

For those not on twitter, ThePerplexer said "Cabbage beef, feedbag!"

Translate that to a musical score, and you get something like:

http://www.grabup.com/uploads/ad532d936 … d42f5f.png

Which translates to these cords on the harp, from the left:

8 5 7 7 5 3 12 7 12 12 1 1 12 12 10 7 5 3

Siggynature.

January 6, 2009 11:22 pm
WalrusCP

WalrusCP

Big Game Hunter

from NoVA
897 posts

realkato wrote:

Finally got it by listening to the music with the Javascript hack and transcribing the notes. The notes are CABBAGE, BEEF, FEEDBAG. Funny.

I cannot believe I missed that obvious clue. I feel very dumb being a former musician. tongue

Get a 2GB Dropbox account + additional space free for you & me

Just wait until you see the mega unlock goal. (Hint, it involves a lot of dead kittens.) – Phill Ryu

January 6, 2009 11:23 pm
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