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Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by gendou on 2010-06-08 16:11:05 (edited 2010-09-09 16:22:31)
This thread is for discussion of the Gendou.com Cryptography Challenge #58.
Click the above link to view the challenge, get hints, and see the scoreboard.
Please do NOT post spoilers! You may post your ideas and strategies, but no actual answers, ciphers, or code.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by on 2010-06-08 17:30:03
I'd recommend waiting for the forms to slow their spin before you try and decode it.

It's funny, when it loads it sort of explodes into motion.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by gendou on 2010-06-08 17:43:41 (edited 2010-06-08 17:45:28)
Yeah, the universe had that problem, too.
Both start in a simple, unstable state, then rapidly approach a more stable configuration.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by on 2010-06-08 20:00:34
If it runs long enough will it eventually form a line?


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by gendou on 2010-06-08 21:50:54
No, it will stay coiled around an invisible sphere.
The physics is pretty simple:

- There is a fixed center point.
- The rope is repelled by the center point, but also attached to it by a spring, so every point on the rope stays a constant distance away.
- Each glyph on the rope is repelled by the others, but attached by a spring to its neighbors, forming a linear but spread out shape.
- The points in the glyph are attached via springs and repel each other.

Notice how everything both repels and is bound to something else.
The resulting balancing act is interesting to watch.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by on 2010-06-08 22:31:47
Ah, I see now. Makes sense watching some of the glyphs behavior, now.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by gendou on 2010-06-09 10:02:23 (edited 2010-06-09 10:03:05)
Check it out
(on the page, press space a few times)


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by on 2010-06-10 07:05:53 (edited 2010-06-10 07:07:21)
Hmmm, I wonder if I read the 5th word right. :/

BTW, awesome challenge as always. (although I don't get more than half of 'em XD)


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by gendou on 2010-06-10 10:43:14
Yeah, you got it.
And, thank you, I'm glad you enjoy them!


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by on 2010-09-16 05:00:26
I get confused with how the knots would represent a letter... I've been thinking how M was represented by 00302... does it really have to do with just the edges?

ÜÜÜ Please save the Earth!!! Stop the use of CFC's and let us rebuild the ozone layer. ÜÜÜ

Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by gendou on 2010-09-16 10:02:06 (edited 2010-09-16 10:03:06)
00302 means: 3 dots with 2 lines coming out, 2 dots with 4 lines coming out.
(and, obviously, no dots having exactly 0, 1, or 3 lines coming out of them!)


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by on 2010-09-17 02:34:02
Thanks Mr. Gendou!

But you know what... I already got that while I'm on my way home before I was able to read your reply. My mind was just mixed up but I really want to get this one, so I thought of possibilities for every moment... and I was glad that I got it! ÜÜÜ

ÜÜÜ Please save the Earth!!! Stop the use of CFC's and let us rebuild the ozone layer. ÜÜÜ

Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by kirausa on 2010-09-17 03:45:16
I want to ask something... Nothing spins on my computer. Do you need to download some plug-ins to see the spinning thing or the numbers are the code?


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by gendou on 2010-09-17 09:45:18
Install Java if you don't already have it.


Re: Cryptography Challenge #58!
Link | by Bogdan on 2020-03-11 10:11:28
When the way to find the message is not through decoding...

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