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Wailord

Wailord

Automaton Tech

from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
221 posts

Title's just misleading enough, but not misleading.
Isn't four numbers sort of, well, not enough?
That can be guessed if someone spends enough time on it. Just a thought. big_smile

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November 5, 2006 4:37 pm
BenRose3d

BenRose3d

Automaton Tech

from Charleston, SC
291 posts

Well, you have to log into the site to put in the code, so perhaps it is moot at that point?

November 5, 2006 4:40 pm
Wailord

Wailord

Automaton Tech

from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
221 posts

Maybe you can only have a limited amount of tries, as once you know, it'll take no more than two or three.

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November 5, 2006 4:41 pm
azande

azande

Tinkerer

from Edinburgh, UK
29 posts

Wailord wrote:

Maybe you can only have a limited amount of tries, as once you know, it'll take no more than two or three.

Really, once you know it should only take you one... wink

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November 5, 2006 4:44 pm
Wailord

Wailord

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from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
221 posts

I was counting screw ups, as it would suck to know it and hit the wrong number. =P

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November 5, 2006 4:46 pm
wph

wph

Sky Pirate

1,591 posts

Although it hasn't been spelled out exactly, I'm assuming that at the end of a heist, you will find the 4-digit code.
Then you come back here, type it in, and get your "loot"

November 5, 2006 6:29 pm
Ericeman

Ericeman

Tinkerer

23 posts

My guess is we'll unlock the thing through a heist and than enter the code through the final one.

November 5, 2006 7:34 pm
Wailord

Wailord

Automaton Tech

from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
221 posts

I know, but couldn't some just put it through a brute-force-esque deal? It wouldn't take more than like, two hours...

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November 5, 2006 7:36 pm
wrestler500

wrestler500

Tinkerer

36 posts

Wailord wrote:

I know, but couldn't some just put it through a brute-force-esque deal? It wouldn't take more than like, two hours...

I'd be so mad if some one did, It'd wreck all of our fun!

Ehh....

November 5, 2006 7:52 pm
Nollid07

Nollid07

Automaton Tech

from Michigan
248 posts

It'd be easy to BF it, but I think Wailord is right in thinking there will be a limited number of tries.

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November 5, 2006 10:01 pm
Jack

Jack

Automaton Tech

from Adelaide, Australia
159 posts

my guess is 1220, my bday, haha

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November 5, 2006 10:40 pm

dizzydog11235

Automaton Tech

from Pennsylvania
133 posts

wph wrote:

Although it hasn't been spelled out exactly, I'm assuming that at the end of a heist, you will find the 4-digit code.
Then you come back here, type it in, and get your "loot"

I agree seems to make the most sense.

Also the safe will probably will have a limit number of tries, since that common with password/number things. Maybe it will have a time delay or disable your account. I have already figured out how to remove the panel, but I am not going to go pushing buttons. I don't want to miss out on all the upcoming fun and "loot"

November 5, 2006 11:56 pm
Wailord

Wailord

Automaton Tech

from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
221 posts

Disabling an account sounds good to me. No more than five tries, and after those five, it bans you from the Safe for, I dunno, 12 hours?

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November 5, 2006 11:58 pm
Pixel Sage

Pixel Sage

Automaton Tech

from CA
304 posts

Even if the safe didn't limit the number of tries, it won't be as fun playing along with MacHeist wink

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November 5, 2006 11:58 pm
Wailord

Wailord

Automaton Tech

from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
221 posts

I lost the game, too.
Yeah, I'm in it purely for fun. I have no way of obtaining a Mac, so it's all useless to me; just fun.
Both big_smile and sad.

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November 6, 2006 12:01 am

dizzydog11235

Automaton Tech

from Pennsylvania
133 posts

wph wrote:

Although it hasn't been spelled out exactly, I'm assuming that at the end of a heist, you will find the 4-digit code.
Then you come back here, type it in, and get your "loot"

Apparently it was spelled out:

"MacHeist is an event for Mac users who are addicted to great software. The event centers around the safe. Each week, you will undergo a heist, and on completion, receive a combo code to unlock the safe. The reward? Free, cool apps, and money off the final week's bundle" (Main Page)

November 6, 2006 1:06 am
Taylor

Taylor

Tinkerer

from Denver
14 posts

they may not have to limit it.
there are a lot of combinations.
9 cubed = 729 combos

November 6, 2006 4:09 am
Nollid07

Nollid07

Automaton Tech

from Michigan
248 posts

actually there are 10000 combos, and that wouldn't take too long.

10000 @ 1/second woult take 2 hours 46 minutes. (done by a program)

If the work was split between 10 humans, and each person could enter 1 every 5 seconds, it wou be 1 hour 23 minutes.

Sweet.

November 6, 2006 4:12 am
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

Taylor wrote:

they may not have to limit it.
there are a lot of combinations.
9 cubed = 729 combos

Actually it's 10 cubed, so 1000. (0-9).

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November 6, 2006 4:18 am
Spatulated

Spatulated

Urchin

from Rochester, Ny
8 posts

Yeah. It really wont matter though. This is a promotional. They went to sell the stuff. So I don’t imagine they will put limits on the final guess. Maybe the free stuff, but that promotional too. I doubt there will ever be a lock. the idea is to give the stuff away and hook you. The game is just an original (and fantastic) way to garner interest. Limitations would be silly for them. Unless the community cries enough, then they would have to do it for images sake.

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November 6, 2006 4:20 am
attabui

attabui

Automaton Tech

from Atlanta, GA, USA
286 posts

phillryu wrote:
Taylor wrote:

they may not have to limit it.
there are a lot of combinations.
9 cubed = 729 combos

Actually it's 10 cubed, so 1000. (0-9).

Actually it's 10 to the fourth, so 10,000.
Tricky, that one.

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November 6, 2006 4:27 am
attabui

attabui

Automaton Tech

from Atlanta, GA, USA
286 posts

attabui wrote:
phillryu wrote:
Taylor wrote:

they may not have to limit it.
there are a lot of combinations.
9 cubed = 729 combos

Actually it's 10 cubed, so 1000. (0-9).

Actually it's 10 to the fourth, so 10,000.
Tricky, that one.

Sorry, didn't mean to come off as a dick.

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November 6, 2006 4:29 am
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

Heh, no, you're right. I just went with "cubed".

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November 6, 2006 4:30 am
michaelyurechko

michaelyurechko

Gearhead

from Vancouver, Canada
79 posts

Maybe the numbers correspond with how many times you see hubert...I don't know, I'm just pulling this out of my ass tongue

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November 6, 2006 4:44 am

dizzydog11235

Automaton Tech

from Pennsylvania
133 posts

Apparently hubert doesn't play a big role. He might show up in a couple heists.

November 6, 2006 4:56 am
attabui

attabui

Automaton Tech

from Atlanta, GA, USA
286 posts

Schwa, and monkeys might fly out of your butt.

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November 6, 2006 5:11 am

tm

Urchin

from Canada
6 posts

Jack wrote:

my guess is 1220, my bday, haha

smile

I say 1222, my birthday. lol

November 6, 2006 5:17 am

mlambie

Urchin

from Perth, Western Australia
1 posts

The assumption is that the number is composed of four digits. It might be that each "number" is comprised of 4 integers, and there's four numbers in total (meaning effectively a string of 16 integers). Get what I mean?

I haven't seen anything to confirm, or deny, this idea.

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November 6, 2006 5:52 am
mythrol

mythrol

Tinkerer

37 posts

mlambie wrote:

The assumption is that the number is composed of four digits. It might be that each "number" is comprised of 4 integers, and there's four numbers in total (meaning effectively a string of 16 integers). Get what I mean?

I haven't seen anything to confirm, or deny, this idea.

Ohh, and hello everyone too smile

So you mean each number is representation of another hex number? Interesting idea, especially if people start finding 16 numbers instead of 4. Though, this does nothing to stop someone from using a program to crack so. It only punishes those trying to do the contest the legit way. I, don't see it happening.

There might however be some binary or hex or something like that heist. Which I wouldn't mind doing. Bring me back to my college days.

November 6, 2006 6:30 am
attabui

attabui

Automaton Tech

from Atlanta, GA, USA
286 posts

tm wrote:
Jack wrote:

my guess is 1220, my bday, haha

smile

I say 1222, my birthday. lol

or 1226, my birthday.  Damn, we're all coupled.  Too bad y'all's birthdays don't fall on a day when everyone's hung over from eggnog.

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November 6, 2006 6:35 am
JuyLe

JuyLe

Tinkerer

from Rennes, France
17 posts

I'll spend my night trying lol big_smile !!

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November 6, 2006 4:14 pm

wynlyndd

Urchin

2 posts

attabui wrote:
tm wrote:
Jack wrote:

my guess is 1220, my bday, haha

smile

I say 1222, my birthday. lol

or 1226, my birthday.  Damn, we're all coupled.  Too bad y'all's birthdays don't fall on a day when everyone's hung over from eggnog.

or 1230 my birthday smile

November 6, 2006 4:32 pm
stephen

stephen

Tinkerer

42 posts

I say it's 1337. smile

November 6, 2006 6:25 pm
Pixel

Pixel

Tinkerer

from Oslo, Norway
27 posts

It's more and more monotonic... what about 1210? smile Anyone else from December?

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November 6, 2006 6:47 pm
stephenway

stephenway

Tinkerer

from Albany, OR
10 posts

stephen wrote:

I say it's 1337. smile

OMG I was thinking the same thing, only because I was obssesive over the whole afi mystery a few months back.

November 6, 2006 8:04 pm

jschulman09

Tinkerer

21 posts

actually, who said that they all had to be numbers?????

November 6, 2006 8:08 pm

bcode

Urchin

2 posts

I think you're all thinking too small...  If the combo was made of only the 10 number digits 0-9 there could only be 256 different possibilities... which of course would be incredibly easy to brute force through.

But...

If you add in letters to the equation we're talking about 1,679,616 different possibilities if my math does not fail me.  Brute force or not, you'd be here a while.

Just a thought.
bcode

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EDIT
darn, jschulman09 posted while I was writing my post, beat me to the punch.

November 6, 2006 8:10 pm
eduo

eduo

Urchin

5 posts

You could make the clickNum function available so we start trying. As the pad stands now it errors out smile

November 6, 2006 8:15 pm
diordna

diordna

Automaton Tech

from Cincinnati, Ohio
403 posts

I know for a fact it's not in hex because when you reload the page totally from scratch, the JS doesn't cover up the numbers with the image and you see a standard "telephone" keypad just before the cover goes over.

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November 6, 2006 8:16 pm
kd

kd

Urchin

1 posts

one more thought: who says that each key can only be pressed once? maybe with each successive click, the number changes color.

the code wouldn't just be '1337', but the 1 could be red, the first 3 is yellow, the second 3 is green, and the 7 is black....

then you've got 10,000 x [number of colors], and that could be as large a number as you like!

November 8, 2006 6:17 am
abramgornik

abramgornik

Big Game Hunter

from Big Island of Hawaii
603 posts

Has anyone noticed that if you move your mouse over the "display" of the keypad very slowly and clicking a lot, that you will get a text cursor for just a moment?
Weird.

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November 8, 2006 6:36 am
executioner3

executioner3

Tinkerer

25 posts

1986 is my guess its my birth year

November 8, 2006 8:48 am
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