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Help me decode this (BINARY?)!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by V4NT0M, 13 Mar 2010.

  1. V4NT0M

    Capodecina

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    Location: Land of the Scots

    OK, so over ten years ago I made a personal website when I was at college, it's still online and I found something funny in the HTML source code...

    It was some binary encoded as "i" and "!" instead of 1's and 0's respectivley like so...

    [i!!i] [i!iii i!!i ii!! ii!!] [!!!i ii!! i!iii !!!i ii!!i i!!ii] there was more but I edited it out to protect the innocent.

    I substituted the numbers and each set of 4 binary block related to a letter of the alphabet, like A=1, B=2 and so on, so the message above reads:

    "I will always".

    HOWEVER, I came across another code but I cannot for the life of me figure it out!

    !ii! !!!i!i!i !!i!!i!! i!!! !!!i!i!i !!i!!!!i !!!i!i!! !i!!

    So most likely:

    0110 00010101 00100100 1000 00010101 00100001 00010100 0100

    But IDK!!

    I guess it may not even be binary but after ten years the old noggin is failing me...
     
  2. apeZ

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

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    Location: Kent, England

    That is missing 4 bits, binary code must be divisible by 8 if you wish to convert it to text.

    If I add '0000' onto the end, a translator gives me: aRH!@

    Which makes no sense whatsoever :(
     
  3. Tr Insanity

    Wise Guy

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    I predict that it'll be something incredibly sad, and whoever cracks it will hold you to ransom for 78732493 Ugandan dollars.


    :p:cool::o
     
  4. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

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    It's 1712096392909124, no that can't be right. ;)
     
  5. whitecrook

    Sgarrista

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    Unless it's 7-bit ASCII
     
  6. Pho

    Sgarrista

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    Using the same way you did the first one, I get:

    using i=1, !=0:
    [!ii!] [!!!i!i!i] [!!i!!i!!] [i!!!] [!!!i!i!i] [!!i!!!!i] [!!!i!i!!] [!i!!] = F U d H U a T D
    [!ii!] [!!!i !i!i] [!!i! !i!!] [i!!!] [!!!i !i!i] [!!i! !!!i] [!!!i !i!!] [!i!!] = F AE BD H AE BA AD D

    using i=0, !=1:
    [!ii!] [!!!i !i!i] [!!i! !i!!] [i!!!] [!!!i !i!i] [!!i! !!!i] [!!!i !i!!] [!i!!] = I NJ MK G NJ MN NK K


    No good I guess? :p
     
  7. whitecrook

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Clydebank

    FOXHOUND

    BUT WHY?
     
  8. Cosimo

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    ... and how?
     
  9. Biohazard

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    hmmmmmmmmm strange
     
  10. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

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    But not as hard to decode as this:

    47693 94573 18483 59384 51839 47263 58347 21634 59347 73633 04732
    38483 63933 74342 03843 37549 45839 59843 94784 83744 28483 93843

    ;)
     
  11. RastaManBob

    Wise Guy

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    R A D I O H A B A N A I S B O R I N G?
     
  12. .Simon

    Gangster

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    A HIND D?!
     
  13. whitecrook

    Sgarrista

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    weird
     
  14. V4NT0M

    Capodecina

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    Funnily enough foxhound was a code word for something or someone else...

    What pray tell did I actually do to this text btw?
     
  15. Aedus

    Sgarrista

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    Decoded: The game
     
  16. whitecrook

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    Hint: it's not 1 5 (A E ) but 15 (O) as per the square brackets around the original letter groupings.

    pad each set of numbers ith 4 zeros to make conversion easy :

    [​IMG]

    But wht is/who is foxhound. ? The forum must be told.
     
  17. BigglesPiP

    Capodecina

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    Why is that in your source?

    A lollypop to the 1st person to decode this English sentence:
    Code:
    00011101010010000001111000011010010011000000010101010011010000010000010000011000000101100101100100000000001111010101010100010001000011110100110000000101010100110100000100011110000100100000000000010101000111110011000000000000000100100000011100001111000111100101100100010001000110000001001000000101010101110101110101100111
    

    Edit:
    The key is in this thread.
     
  18. V4NT0M

    Capodecina

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    Surprising that I encoded it like that originally, even more surprising I didn't think to do it that way now.

    Foxhound referred to a girl I crashed and burned with in college, her surname being fox and all...