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Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

Well originally this post was about 'something', but the 'something' said to not talk about it (not sure if thats part of the roleplaying lol). What it was (vaguely)was an email relating to macheist, possibly a heist 6.5?

Edit: Its all cleared up now. Nothing to see here tongue

EDIT BY THE DIRECTORATE: For newcomers who are confused, we encourage you to check out the wiki for more info on the skunk works project.

Han shot first.

July 5, 2007 4:16 pm
step

step

Sky Pirate

from Georgia, US
1,787 posts

That, or someone's having you on.  smile

Whistle while you work.  Patience is key.

July 5, 2007 5:04 pm
Swanny14

Swanny14

Automaton Tech

from Somewhere Over the Rainbow...
497 posts

Who specifically was the email from?

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July 5, 2007 5:05 pm
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

swimfin131 wrote:

Who specifically was the email from?

Directorate@macheist.com

Han shot first.

July 5, 2007 5:19 pm
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

It was from us.

Apcs, can you hit me up on AIM under phillryu.

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July 5, 2007 5:20 pm
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

Alright, Its all cleared up now. It was for testing purposes and it'll be opened up soon to the rest of you, the operatives. Keep it secret. We cant have any leaks or moles.

</end transmission>

Han shot first.

July 5, 2007 5:34 pm
onerythym

onerythym

Big Game Hunter

from SF
994 posts

got it.. just now.

Green Team 4Lyfe

July 5, 2007 6:51 pm
step

step

Sky Pirate

from Georgia, US
1,787 posts

Apcs11 wrote:

Alright, Its all cleared up now. It was for testing purposes and it'll be opened up soon to the rest of you, the operatives. Keep it secret. We cant have any leaks or moles.

</end transmission>

Ah, well that clears everything up then.   big_smile

/sarcasm

Whistle while you work.  Patience is key.

July 5, 2007 6:55 pm
definetheline

definetheline

Sky Pirate

from Canada
1,512 posts

I bought a bundle but didn't get an email....

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July 5, 2007 7:11 pm
rampancy

rampancy

Moderator

from Denial.
3,889 posts

At first I was wondering if you were talking about "TheMacPak" bundle, but this, I see, is another beastie entirely...

I wonder if perhaps Lisa was in on this. If there's anyone who I'd suspect of such a dastardly deed, it would be her...

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July 5, 2007 7:44 pm
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

rampancy wrote:

I wonder if perhaps Lisa was in on this. If there's anyone who I'd suspect of such a dastardly deed, it would be her...

She's claimed innocence already, but we'll see. This is too big for her to have played part I think.

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July 5, 2007 8:04 pm
Warbrain

Warbrain

Banned

from Not here.
6,979 posts

I haven't gotten anything yet...makes me feel left out.

Never mind, I got it.

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July 5, 2007 8:06 pm
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

Warbrain wrote:

I haven't gotten anything yet...makes me feel left out.

All active Heist members will get an email by the end of the day. Don't worry about it.

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July 5, 2007 8:08 pm
rampancy

rampancy

Moderator

from Denial.
3,889 posts

She may not be the principal ringleader but I'm willing to bet she's got a hand in whatever this puzzle turns out to be.

Marathon Forever.
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July 5, 2007 8:08 pm
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

rampancy wrote:

She may not be the principal ringleader but I'm willing to bet she's got a hand in whatever this puzzle turns out to be.

I would call it more of a takedown than a puzzle. tongue We don't mess around with people that screw us over.

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July 5, 2007 8:15 pm
rampancy

rampancy

Moderator

from Denial.
3,889 posts

So the Directorate and the Heisters are here to thrown down, huh? Sweet.

Marathon Forever.
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July 5, 2007 8:17 pm
rampancy

rampancy

Moderator

from Denial.
3,889 posts

We are now processing your application. If everything checks out, expect an email from the directorate once you as a group find the key...

Hmm. So we find the key, get the email from the Directorate, then lay the smack down on these impostors.

So...any ideas on how to find the key?

Marathon Forever.
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July 5, 2007 8:49 pm
wkoffel

wkoffel

Tinkerer

47 posts

has anyone gotten through the sekr3t registration process yet?  I'm getting something that looks suspiciously like a broken system, rather than a clue...but one never knows...

Update: never mind, it was a bug of sorts...always try multiple browsers in the land of MacHeist, I suppose.

July 5, 2007 8:57 pm
rampancy

rampancy

Moderator

from Denial.
3,889 posts

The classic Quartz Composer-based website webcam prank (used here) breaks in Camino 1.5 - it crashes it without fail; works fine in Safari 2 though.

Marathon Forever.
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July 5, 2007 9:03 pm

aptenergy

Tinkerer

23 posts

rampancy wrote:

The classic Quartz Composer-based website webcam prank (used here) breaks in Camino 1.5 - it crashes it without fail; works fine in Safari 2 though.

Works fine in Camino 1.5 on this Mac.

July 5, 2007 9:36 pm
Chad

Chad

Automaton Tech

from Edmonton, Canada
143 posts

OK, uhm, the camera scared me...

What is this? I saw it on Twitter..

Chad Ohman  )

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July 5, 2007 9:39 pm
step

step

Sky Pirate

from Georgia, US
1,787 posts

Chad - if you don't know, you can't be trusted.  ...



tongue

Check the IRC channel.  See if you can worm your way in.  wink

Whistle while you work.  Patience is key.

July 5, 2007 9:46 pm
cianmm

cianmm

Automaton Tech

from Dublin, Ireland
408 posts

Here is a little tip. Whatever you are doing in the next week or so, don't clear out your store of cookies.

Here comes my fourth season of MacHeist!

July 5, 2007 9:46 pm
happy

happy

Gearhead

from Newfane
88 posts

phillip.shiu wrote:

I've noticed that if you stare at the code long enough, a white number 9 travels across the screen. I didn't tell you anything.

so you figured it out then? cause the only time a white 9 travels is when i hit the number 9 on the page, as well as any of the other buttons.... maybe you know more than me

July 5, 2007 10:19 pm
rampancy

rampancy

Moderator

from Denial.
3,889 posts

aptenergy wrote:
rampancy wrote:

The classic Quartz Composer-based website webcam prank (used here) breaks in Camino 1.5 - it crashes it without fail; works fine in Safari 2 though.

Works fine in Camino 1.5 on this Mac.

Feh. Must be the bunch of InputManager/SIMBL hacks I've loaded onto Camino then.

And even though I remembered this trick, seeing my ugly mug on my screen still jolted me out of my chair. smile

Marathon Forever.
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July 5, 2007 10:58 pm
Cypy

Cypy

Big Game Hunter

704 posts

rampancy wrote:

The classic Quartz Composer-based website webcam prank (used here) breaks in Camino 1.5 - it crashes it without fail; works fine in Safari 2 though.

Didn't make my Camino 1.5 crash. smile
Of course, it didn't show my face either, because my iMac is 6 years old and I haven't bought a webcam.

BTW, anyone anywhere close to getting the key?

July 5, 2007 11:04 pm
Cypy

Cypy

Big Game Hunter

704 posts

Okay, here is my input for now:

It says we must find the key as a group, so I'm guessing it is IMPOSSIBLE to do alone. I am not sure of it, that's just a guess.

My other guess is that when we sign up, the account gets our computers "fingerprint". In this way, it is able to give certain information to certain accounts (aka, what I see might not be what someone else sees).

Now that we're all in, let's DO THIS THING!!!!

July 5, 2007 11:14 pm
yagran

yagran

Urchin

1 posts

ok im confused, ive never done this before and im lost, oh well. only on eway to learn. to the irc channel for info i go...

bum bum bum, another one bites the dust

July 5, 2007 11:25 pm
peipei

peipei

Tinkerer

47 posts

<div id="collectivekeyboard"></div>

From the code, "collective keyboard"?

July 5, 2007 11:26 pm

unin5pired

Tinkerer

17 posts

the browser is safari with the inquisitor plug-in:  http://www.inquisitorx.com/safari/

Inquisitor is by the makers of newsfire ==> there's clearly a traitor.

July 5, 2007 11:26 pm

unin5pired

Tinkerer

17 posts

Oh, and the white characters happen when you press a button.  Press 9 --> 9s all light up.

Also note the names of the jpegs in the other two tabs of the browser screen cap.

I have to give a talk tomorrow.  Durn you, Heist.

July 5, 2007 11:29 pm
Kenneth

Kenneth

Automaton Tech

from ???Japan
246 posts

That console mode roxxxxxx

http://akhun.com/seo/skitch/holy-20070706-012431.jpg

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July 5, 2007 11:31 pm

unin5pired

Tinkerer

17 posts

Drag screencap to your desktop, and it has wierd dimensions and Preview can't open it.  Web browsers and Xee can.  What does that tell us?

July 5, 2007 11:34 pm

unin5pired

Tinkerer

17 posts

The alpha-numeric phrases on the terminal are moving right-to-left, bottom-to-top.  lit up characters stay in the same phrase.  maybe we need to completely light one?

July 5, 2007 11:37 pm
peipei

peipei

Tinkerer

47 posts

it isn't possible since you can only light up one letter at a time in a segment, and that segment is the lower right, which moves up to the upper left and disappears.

July 5, 2007 11:40 pm

unin5pired

Tinkerer

17 posts

Maybe inquisitor will suggest a hint...

July 5, 2007 11:46 pm

unin5pired

Tinkerer

17 posts

Ok, I need to work on my talk, and the constant monitoring of my iSight is kind of creepy.  When I'm done with the slide show I'll be back.

Inquisitor didn't yield anything obvious, though I have yet to feed it the two image names...

July 5, 2007 11:52 pm

ApplCmptrDood

Urchin

1 posts

ultraalloy wrote:

got it yay!

Care to elaborate?

July 5, 2007 11:57 pm
Swanny14

Swanny14

Automaton Tech

from Somewhere Over the Rainbow...
497 posts

Any hints?
I'm totally stuck xD

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July 5, 2007 11:58 pm

holapenguin

Urchin

1 posts

ultraalloy wrote:

got it yay!

i don't smell skunk, but i do smell bull

July 6, 2007 12:11 am
NeoX

NeoX

Gearhead

from Planet Earth
73 posts

My brain is on vacation right now.  I can't see straight either. ugh.

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July 6, 2007 12:21 am
mdmunoz

mdmunoz

Big Game Hunter

642 posts

Why am I always the last one to find out about these things?

July 6, 2007 1:23 am
Timi

Timi

Moderator

from New York
1,374 posts

Nope, my invite got stuck in my spam box (thanks a lot google) and I was only there because I thought a client's email got lost, when boom I see something from the Directorate.

July 6, 2007 1:30 am
Anthony Ryan

Anthony Ryan

Sky Pirate

1,087 posts

fresh off the irc, it looks like someone is almost done step 1!

"<applegeek> http://tinyurl.com/22g4c6"

July 6, 2007 1:38 am
l0k1

l0k1

Automaton Tech

from oregon
274 posts

that image was faked

..::01101001::01101101::01110100::..

July 6, 2007 1:39 am
rampancy

rampancy

Moderator

from Denial.
3,889 posts

Yeah, looks fake to me. Either that or someone's playing with pirated software?

Marathon Forever.
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July 6, 2007 1:48 am
chewy5000

chewy5000

Sky Pirate

from Terra Australis
1,174 posts

i think i may have deleted the email

WHY ME!

mmm... Extra chewy

July 6, 2007 2:08 am
Cypy

Cypy

Big Game Hunter

704 posts

So, anyone know what we're doing yet?

July 6, 2007 2:13 am
July 6, 2007 2:26 am
Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Urchin

3 posts

A simulated brute-force cracking app?

Hmmm...

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July 6, 2007 2:35 am
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