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fuzzbinn

fuzzbinn

Automaton Tech

from Somewhere...
169 posts

Here's what I've got for the letters/numbers on the front page:


T2
JB
R8
13
WB
JY
A7
03
E4
Q7
DG
KR
4I
T2
PO

then they repeat. Any ideas?

(or, if meant to be a straight line: T2JBR813WBJYA703E4Q7DGKR4IT2PO

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May 18, 2011 10:40 pm
Switz213

Switz213

Automaton Tech

from Philly - Born and raised
114 posts

T2JBR813WBJYA703E4Q7DGKR4IT2PO

Some kind of coded/encrypted string?

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May 18, 2011 10:41 pm

In their HTML, it says " よろしく  " which Google translate says means "regards" in Japanese.
Also found " ファイアーフォックス大嫌㠄! " in their CSS as well as " .geckosucks " (but I think they're referring to the pain it is to do CSS for the Gecko engine)

This may all be nothing, but it's worth sharing smile

Cheers!

May 18, 2011 10:46 pm
jasarien

jasarien

Tinkerer

from London, UK
12 posts

In the source for the front page is a comment with the Japanese (I think) text, よろしく which translates to "Regards", according to Google.

No idea whether this is relevant.

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May 18, 2011 10:47 pm
AashayDesai

AashayDesai

Tinkerer

from San Francisco, CA
13 posts

Dunno if this is relevant, but I found a bit of Japanese in the source for the main page in a comment:
<!-- よろしく -->

A quick google translate reveals it means "Best Wishes" or "Regards" smile

-Aashay

May 18, 2011 10:47 pm

Kruler

Urchin

1 posts

Load on iphone or ipad i guess.

May 18, 2011 10:53 pm
fuzzbinn

fuzzbinn

Automaton Tech

from Somewhere...
169 posts

Don't know where the mod's said it, but pretty positive that the source code is off limits for heists.

I think. Mod confirm?

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May 18, 2011 10:53 pm
DrakasX

DrakasX

Big Game Hunter

from USA
861 posts

Did anyone else get this?

http://cl.ly/6sEz/2011-05-18_at_06_55.png

I got it after rotating the background, when i touch the tabs the one on the far left lights up.

http://cl.ly/6sdy/2011-05-18_at_06_57.png

I have no idea what to do with it though.

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May 18, 2011 10:56 pm
SuperRob

SuperRob

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from Seattle, WA
25 posts

DrakasX: Keep spinning and you'll unlock the map.

May 18, 2011 10:57 pm
rmasoni

rmasoni

Urchin

from São Paulo, Brazil
4 posts

I found 4 light bulbs in a hidden image in the source.

There are also rays of light (presumably for when the safe is open).

May 18, 2011 10:57 pm
Seshan

Seshan

Automaton Tech

195 posts

Yes, Using the source code is cheating. Every thing can be solved with out looking at it.

Wooooo!

May 18, 2011 11:01 pm
DrakasX

DrakasX

Big Game Hunter

from USA
861 posts

fuzzbinn wrote:

Don't know where the mod's said it, but pretty positive that the source code is off limits for heists.

I think. Mod confirm?

I'm not sure, why would they hide the stuff in the html source if we arent supposed to find it?

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May 18, 2011 11:01 pm
Seshan

Seshan

Automaton Tech

195 posts

DrakasX wrote:
fuzzbinn wrote:

Don't know where the mod's said it, but pretty positive that the source code is off limits for heists.

I think. Mod confirm?

I'm not sure, why would they hide the stuff in the html source if we arent supposed to find it?

They are not hiding anything, you just have not found it on the site, they have said before that it is cheating.

Wooooo!

May 18, 2011 11:02 pm
fuzzbinn

fuzzbinn

Automaton Tech

from Somewhere...
169 posts

Yeah, found it: NO SOURCE CODE guys.
http://macheist.com/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=340694

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May 18, 2011 11:03 pm
iamroot

iamroot

Automaton Tech

from Boston
413 posts

DrakasX wrote:
fuzzbinn wrote:

Don't know where the mod's said it, but pretty positive that the source code is off limits for heists.

I think. Mod confirm?

I'm not sure, why would they hide the stuff in the html source if we arent supposed to find it?

it has always been previously.

May 18, 2011 11:03 pm
davidhellmann

davidhellmann

Urchin

from Cologne
3 posts

here twitpic.com/4zfeop

May 18, 2011 11:04 pm
rmasoni

rmasoni

Urchin

from São Paulo, Brazil
4 posts

OK, no source code then.

There's an address on the map: 767 Fifth Avenue Level 4G

May 18, 2011 11:05 pm

floriansimon

Urchin

from Vienna
1 posts

well, if you "turn" the wheel using your fingers on your iphone, these light bulbs appear and they light up. inside of each light bulb, there are the same symbols as there are in the twitter app for the mac. macheist.s3.amazonaws.com/teaser1104/lights.jpg  and yfrog.com/h2i84jj

May 18, 2011 11:06 pm
sSasukeuUchiha

sSasukeuUchiha

Tinkerer

from Missouri
36 posts

That's the address of the fifth avenue apple store.

May 18, 2011 11:06 pm
SuperRob

SuperRob

Tinkerer

from Seattle, WA
25 posts

I suspect that the "Access Panel" is the location of whatever people need to be looking for at the Apple Store in NYC.

By the way, there's another thread for the map already. Perhaps this one should remain about the string of letters/numbers at the bottom of the page?

May 18, 2011 11:06 pm
DrakasX

DrakasX

Big Game Hunter

from USA
861 posts

Seshan wrote:

Yes, Using the source code is cheating. Every thing can be solved with out looking at it.

Incorrect

JPDyson wrote:

Sharing source code in the forums or in chat will result in a warning, and for repeat offenders, a temporary or permanent ban from MacHeist.

We want everybody to have fun around here, but the Backroom is for posting solutions with explanations and walkthroughs, not for circumventing a puzzle by cheating.

You can look, but you can't post it.

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May 18, 2011 11:07 pm
Seshan

Seshan

Automaton Tech

195 posts

DrakasX wrote:
Seshan wrote:

Yes, Using the source code is cheating. Every thing can be solved with out looking at it.

Incorrect

JPDyson wrote:

Sharing source code in the forums or in chat will result in a warning, and for repeat offenders, a temporary or permanent ban from MacHeist.

We want everybody to have fun around here, but the Backroom is for posting solutions with explanations and walkthroughs, not for circumventing a puzzle by cheating.

You can look, but you can't post it.

What's incorrect?

Wooooo!

May 18, 2011 11:10 pm
izdale

izdale

Sky Pirate

from the U.S.
1,770 posts

I don't understand. Where are the letters coming from? I don't see them anywhere.

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May 18, 2011 11:11 pm
f16332

f16332

Sky Pirate

1,135 posts

izdale wrote:

I don't understand. Where are the letters coming from? I don't see them anywhere.

At the bottom underneath the Twitter feed.

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May 18, 2011 11:12 pm
SuperRob

SuperRob

Tinkerer

from Seattle, WA
25 posts

izdale wrote:

I don't understand. Where are the letters coming from? I don't see them anywhere.

The twitter feed at the bottom. Look under that.

May 18, 2011 11:12 pm
spiralstairs

spiralstairs

Gearhead

from Chicago, IL
73 posts

They're on the Twitter stream background image.

http://graphicpeel.com/snaps/ticks-20110518-181003.png

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May 18, 2011 11:13 pm
zaydia

zaydia

Automaton Tech

from Washington, DC
224 posts

His point is you can look at the source but you can't talk / post about it.

Seshan wrote:
DrakasX wrote:
Seshan wrote:

Yes, Using the source code is cheating. Every thing can be solved with out looking at it.

Incorrect

JPDyson wrote:

Sharing source code in the forums or in chat will result in a warning, and for repeat offenders, a temporary or permanent ban from MacHeist.

We want everybody to have fun around here, but the Backroom is for posting solutions with explanations and walkthroughs, not for circumventing a puzzle by cheating.

You can look, but you can't post it.

What's incorrect?

All's quiet in the Amazon.

May 18, 2011 11:14 pm
Seshan

Seshan

Automaton Tech

195 posts

zaydia wrote:

His point is you can look at the source but you can't talk / post about it.

Seshan wrote:
DrakasX wrote:

Incorrect


You can look, but you can't post it.

What's incorrect?

It's still considered cheating so nothing I said is incorrect. http://macheist.com/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=340694 That's like looking at the back of a crossword book to solve the puzzles and then saying you solved it with out cheating. Of course they can't do anything to stop you from looking at the source and if you want to "solve" the puzzles that way fine, but what's the fun in that?

Wooooo!

May 18, 2011 11:18 pm
ndevito1

ndevito1

Automaton Tech

from New York
101 posts

http://macheist.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=18935

These symbols and messages have popped up before.

A Signature.
http://www.macheist.com/bundle/u/107678/

May 18, 2011 11:19 pm
zaydia

zaydia

Automaton Tech

from Washington, DC
224 posts

@Seshan I see your point - but how about we get back to figuring out the next step? We have a map, a location, some symbols which may or may not be related, and a string of characters.

I can't find anything to click on in the map screen on the ipad or the main site.

Previously there were a lot of cyphers and hashes - I don't know much about either. Does it look like it could be one to anyone else? (would probably translate to a URL or partial URL based on previous heists).

Also - does anyone know where the IRC room lives these days?

All's quiet in the Amazon.

May 18, 2011 11:21 pm

kyojc

Urchin

3 posts

Will Smidlein wrote:

Also found " ファイアーフォックス大嫌㠄! " in their CSS as well as " .geckosucks " (but I think they're referring to the pain it is to do CSS for the Gecko engine)

the same phrase in the css code besides .geckosucks is also linked to .rays which is linked to this png: macheist.s3.amazonaws.com/teaser1104/rays.png which i think isnt used yet!?


edit: sry guys, didnt knew about thet source code thing and read it too late!

May 18, 2011 11:26 pm
yanni4100

yanni4100

Tinkerer

from Berlin, Germany
13 posts

kyojc wrote:
Will Smidlein wrote:

Also found " ファイアーフォックス大嫌㠄! " in their CSS as well as " .geckosucks " (but I think they're referring to the pain it is to do CSS for the Gecko engine)

the same phrase in the css code besides .geckosucks is also linked to .rays which is linked to this png: macheist.s3.amazonaws.com/teaser1104/rays.png which i think isnt used yet!?

This could be the "glow" around the safe door.

May 18, 2011 11:29 pm
knelson

knelson

Gearhead

78 posts

floriansimon wrote:

well, if you "turn" the wheel using your fingers on your iphone, these light bulbs appear and they light up. inside of each light bulb, there are the same symbols as there are in the twitter app for the mac. macheist.s3.amazonaws.com/teaser1104/lights.jpg  and yfrog.com/h2i84jj

Oh Why Oh Why does everything have to be for the iPhone? 

I must be one of THE FEW who doesn't own one.

May 18, 2011 11:37 pm
ajcutshall

ajcutshall

Urchin

1 posts

yanni4100 wrote:
kyojc wrote:
Will Smidlein wrote:

Also found " ファイアーフォックス大嫌㠄! " in their CSS as well as " .geckosucks " (but I think they're referring to the pain it is to do CSS for the Gecko engine)

the same phrase in the css code besides .geckosucks is also linked to .rays which is linked to this png: macheist.s3.amazonaws.com/teaser1104/rays.png which i think isnt used yet!?

This could be the "glow" around the safe door.

I've discovered what it really says there using Chrome Canary. "ファイアーフォックス大嫌い!" Roughly, it translates to "I Hate Firefox!" Additionally, when loading the home page in a browser that uses the Gecko engine (Firefox does), the rays do not appear the same.

May 18, 2011 11:37 pm
Seshan

Seshan

Automaton Tech

195 posts

It's clear the Japanese characters have nothing to do with the heist, that's why they are in the source, you guys are just follow dead leads. That's why you shouldn't look in the source.

Wooooo!

May 18, 2011 11:41 pm
yanni4100

yanni4100

Tinkerer

from Berlin, Germany
13 posts

For everyone without an iPhone or iPad. Try downloading the iPhone Simulator and visit macheist.com. You can simulate a second finger while holding the option button on your mac.

May 18, 2011 11:44 pm
donbenjy@gmail.com

donbenjy@gmail.com

Gearhead

from Birmingham, UK
70 posts

So back to the code - I would guess that this goes into the "access panel" on the map?

Map is clearly pointing at the Apple store, so any New Yorkers fancy going and investigating for the rest of us? tongue

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May 18, 2011 11:48 pm
yanni4100

yanni4100

Tinkerer

from Berlin, Germany
13 posts

Someone on the other thread claimed this: http://macheist.com/forums/viewtopic.ph … 76#p395076

May 18, 2011 11:50 pm
donbenjy@gmail.com

donbenjy@gmail.com

Gearhead

from Birmingham, UK
70 posts

Hmm, that would be an impressive tie-in.  I wouldn't be surprised if Apple were involved, but that would be crazy!

I'm not so sure about it being a serial though - what would be the point of a universal serial?  Whatever it would be for should then be free.

I think either its a cypher, or its some kinda passkey for something?

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May 18, 2011 11:54 pm
KillerBunnyKisses

KillerBunnyKisses

Urchin

from Las Vegas, NV
4 posts

An SHA1 hash perhaps?

May 18, 2011 11:55 pm
darkid

darkid

Automaton Tech

419 posts

@yanni could you provide a download link for the emulation software you mention? There seem to be numerous numbers of them.

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May 18, 2011 11:58 pm
yanni4100

yanni4100

Tinkerer

from Berlin, Germany
13 posts

darkid wrote:

@yanni could you provide a download link for the emulation software you mention? There seem to be numerous numbers of them.

It's software directly from Apple. You use your Apple ID to login to the Developer Center and Download the iPhone SDK. http://developer.apple.com/programs/register/

May 19, 2011 12:02 am
painttheskygrey

painttheskygrey

Automaton Tech

from Atlanta
201 posts

KillerBunnyKisses wrote:

An SHA1 hash perhaps?

Does SHA1 use characters outside of the hex range?

May 19, 2011 12:04 am
AashayDesai

AashayDesai

Tinkerer

from San Francisco, CA
13 posts

painttheskygrey wrote:
KillerBunnyKisses wrote:

An SHA1 hash perhaps?

Does SHA1 use characters outside of the hex range?

Nope.

-Aashay

May 19, 2011 12:07 am
KillerBunnyKisses

KillerBunnyKisses

Urchin

from Las Vegas, NV
4 posts

It's not a SHA1 hash. Next!

May 19, 2011 12:07 am
darkid

darkid

Automaton Tech

419 posts

MD5?

“Excuse me, I need to soak my brain in acid now.”
“I took Craft Disturbing Mental Image as my feat last level.”
“Maybe my ears, too.”
—Order of the Stick

May 19, 2011 12:09 am
LegosJedi

LegosJedi

Gearhead

73 posts

MD5 is also hexadecimal, so it's not that either.

May 19, 2011 12:10 am
KillerBunnyKisses

KillerBunnyKisses

Urchin

from Las Vegas, NV
4 posts

Shame I don't have more time to devote to this :0(
Have fun folks.

May 19, 2011 12:10 am
vibeGirl

vibeGirl

Tinkerer

from Los Angeles, CA
25 posts

knelson wrote:

Oh Why Oh Why does everything have to be for the iPhone? I must be one of THE FEW who doesn't own one.

I'm with you there! sad

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May 19, 2011 12:35 am
darkid

darkid

Automaton Tech

419 posts

It was mentioned earlier, download the SDK package from the apple dev website (note that you have to download Xcode too, and it's a ~4 GB dl/install.)

“Excuse me, I need to soak my brain in acid now.”
“I took Craft Disturbing Mental Image as my feat last level.”
“Maybe my ears, too.”
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May 19, 2011 1:04 am
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