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Forum: Main Forum 07-21-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,636
Posted By fredsevent
Thank you to all who wished me a happy birthday -...

Thank you to all who wished me a happy birthday - I am just now visiting the forum to see these. I am genuinely touched.
:p :D :) :p
Forum: Main Forum 02-05-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,448
Posted By fredsevent
I was just going to add "random"...

I was just going to add "random" keystrokes to fred until I had a unique identifier. So, ages ago when creating an email account at AOL (remember how they sent you CDs every other week!) I wanted to...
Forum: Main Forum 02-02-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,448
Posted By fredsevent
Wow. My working hypothesis was correct for both...

Wow. My working hypothesis was correct for both of you. For me, I was setting up an email account and wanted it to be short so I tried fred (already taken), then fred7 (already taken), then fred7t --...
Forum: Main Forum 03-01-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,058
Posted By fredsevent
Yes, congratulations. I noticed this was a good...

Yes, congratulations. I noticed this was a good possibility about a week out and actually just gave up trying to bust into the top 50 as I might finish below 20th in solve rate even with a 100%.
Forum: Main Forum 02-12-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By fredsevent
I have solved the cipher. The first step is, as I...

I have solved the cipher. The first step is, as I describe above, a substitution by shifting 3 places in the alphabet. And after that, it can be solved as a transposition, but that's more difficult...
Forum: Main Forum 02-11-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By fredsevent
Start with the original. If you shift the letters...

Start with the original. If you shift the letters back in the alphabet 3 spots - i.e. H->E; W->T,
I believe you will have a nice distribution of letters. I'm guessing a simple transposition of
sort....
Forum: Main Forum 02-11-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By fredsevent
Thanks. There are some nice hints there. One is...

Thanks. There are some nice hints there. One is that it is a quote from Star Trek, you did
not make that clear (to me) with your wording before - your wording meant it might have
something to do with...
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By fredsevent
And were there 2 methods to solve them? Are you...

And were there 2 methods to solve them? Are you saying they were merely the text
written in reverse? Were they grouped in 4's like this one? I wouldn't mind seeing the
original page as it may have...
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By fredsevent
How did you determine that is was reversed?

How did you determine that is was reversed?
Forum: Main Forum 01-24-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By fredsevent
Note to anyone noticing I was much more helpful...

Note to anyone noticing I was much more helpful :

1) this request wasn't a challenge
2) it was a classic cipher that people typically can solve with "paper and pencil"
3) it didn't seem like a...
Forum: Main Forum 01-24-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By fredsevent
I'll start explaining - the answer is at the...

I'll start explaining - the answer is at the bottom if you want to just see it.

Actually, it's pretty simple if you've seen one's like this. It's a single
transposition. And this one even has the...
Forum: Main Forum 12-26-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,856
Posted By fredsevent
This thread was a lot of fun, yet we never quite...

This thread was a lot of fun, yet we never quite got to the end of the treasure hunt. I see how admin got his suggestion of 4PmFu -c295 from the pastebin page. It's not very helpful to me, but surely...
Forum: Main Forum 12-26-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,132
Posted By fredsevent
I guess we never got an answer. I believe...

I guess we never got an answer. I believe pajarito7 was very likely correct and was probably referring to a Hill cipher. If that's true, some linear algebra techniques might help - let me see.......
Forum: Main Forum 12-19-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By fredsevent
@Lurker Total agreement on Pope - as for an...

@Lurker Total agreement on Pope - as for an option, how about that? The ability to blacklist the poets and Jerry Coleman. I love baseball but semi-obscure Padres names from the late 70's are tough in...
Forum: Main Forum 12-14-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,132
Posted By fredsevent
groups of 5

Warning : this is a digression

pretty sure I've mentioned it before - groups of five are a classic way to transmit cipher. Back in the day, many ciphers were sent by unreliable methods and the...
Forum: Main Forum 12-08-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,856
Posted By fredsevent
Nicely done. I've never heard of pastebin, so I...

Nicely done. I've never heard of pastebin, so I was going to remain stuck even with the hint pastebin.
Forum: Main Forum 12-08-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,856
Posted By fredsevent
MN20CNSZ advance each char. using the sequence...

MN20CNSZ

advance each char. using the sequence ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789

NO31DOT0 -> NO 31.0 -> number 31.0 -> 31

WooHoo! I'm having fun.

All for today - serious drinking and computer...
Forum: Main Forum 12-08-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,856
Posted By fredsevent
MN20CNSZ Manganese x 20 Carbon Nitrogen Sulfur...

MN20CNSZ

Manganese x 20 Carbon Nitrogen Sulfur Zinc

It's the formula for eternal youth! No wait Zinc is Zn. Nevermind.
Forum: Main Forum 12-08-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,856
Posted By fredsevent
I recognized the potential Morse code. If I...

I recognized the potential Morse code. If I assume the slashes are letter delimiters, then I'm left with a whooping 8 characters - with a repeat at positions 2 and 6 - MN20CNSZ. That can match any...
Forum: Main Forum 12-07-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,856
Posted By fredsevent
Okay, now I'm getting interested in the...

Okay, now I'm getting interested in the gathering! Perhaps you can allow a male?
(to address some of pootie's concerns) I'll let you wipe my feet ;)
and cut up my food for me (use cutlery) ;) and...
Forum: Main Forum 12-07-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,856
Posted By fredsevent
Well, if it's truly a unique crypto and as short...

Well, if it's truly a unique crypto and as short as I remember it being, then it can be quite difficult. I tried to explain this a while back when "we" were challenged in this forum in much the same...
Forum: Main Forum 11-18-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,634
Posted By fredsevent
To the fastest man alive cryptogram-wise!

Wishing you many happy returns of the day!

fredsevent
Forum: Main Forum 10-27-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,006
Posted By fredsevent
Thanks, Monty Golly, I too am humbled to be...

Thanks, Monty

Golly, I too am humbled to be (erroneously) included in such a list. Perhaps I should visit the chat room more often (and maybe leave my more cantankerous self elsewhere)?

And as for...
Forum: Main Forum 10-14-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,759
Posted By fredsevent
Hey, Fred! How many times are you going to reply!...

Hey, Fred! How many times are you going to reply! Are you getting competitive about number of forum posts? :rolleyes:
Forum: Main Forum 10-14-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,759
Posted By fredsevent
I don't feel like you're an idiot. As I said...

I don't feel like you're an idiot. As I said before, these things can be very difficult without multiple messages, some idea of the content (guess some words), and/or some idea of the algorithm used....
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