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Old 05-02-2007, 01:14 AM   #1
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Zero Nine Eff Nine Eleven Zero Two Nine Dee Seventy-four Ee three Five Bee Dee Eight Fourty-one Fifty-six See five Six three Five Six Eighty-eight Sea Zero

Puzzled?

Can anyone work out what it is?

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My first idea was that it was a phonetically spelled hexadecimal code of some kind:

0 9 f fine 11 0 2 9 d 72 e 3 5 b d 8 41 56 c 5 6 3 5 6 88 c 0
(see http://www.i-base.info/about/ibase-words.txt)

I can't translate the 'fine' though. I have no idea what to do with it now though. But it seems too much coincidence that all 'weird' words are phonetically pronounced as letters from a to f.

Also notice that only three (twice) and five is spelled without capitals. Coincidence?
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Well, it certainly does seem like hex, but the first one "09" is a TAB, not a letter or number... so it's likely not a direct mapping.
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The Fine was a "deliberate" mistake

Yes, its hex code, but WHAT is the code?
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You could at least have used [SPOILER] tags... You wouldn't want Marek to end up in prison because of that post, would you?
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*looks at Digg.com*

Ah...
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I don't understand.
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Zero Nine Eff Nine Eleven Zero Two Nine Dee Seventy-four Ee three Five Bee Dee Eight Fourty-one Fifty-six See five Six three Five Six Eighty-eight Sea Zero

Puzzled?

Can anyone work out what it is?

Zin Fan Ease Ted Sef Feet Fib Def-Off Sick Coughs-Sit Fees See-Echoes.


I may have made several errors in translation.
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The Fine was a "deliberate" mistake

Yes, its hex code, but WHAT is the code?
What is a hex code?

Is this a puzzle that you are working on in a game or is it something that you use to create games?

Just wondering, can someone explain?
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Your computer counts using base 16 numbers... so instead of a 10 count required to get from 0 to 10... you need 16... so, after 9 they stuck a b c d e f... so, a count to 20 goes like this...

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0a 0b 0d 0f 0e 0f 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1a 1b 1c 1d 1e 1f 20 all the way up to FF which is 255

How that relates to a secret message I don't know. I thought they were mapped to ASCII codes, but these don't seem to all correspond to numbers.
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There are 10 types of people in the world: those that understand binary and those that don't
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It's not a bad joke, but what does that have to do with this? Is that the solution? How do you get there? And why is this so high on Digg? (I've never been to Digg before, and don't really understand what it is, but RLacey's post makes it seem like that's meaningful somehow.)
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It's a cheat code for Doom2.
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It's the encryption key of all HD-DVD movies released so far.
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There are 10 types of people in the world: those that understand binary and those that don't
I have that on a shirt.

And personally, I prefer "If you are in IT, you are E."
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Once upon a time I was E, then...... for a while. And that means?
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It means you're way off track.
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