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101st Post, the Answer

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So on Friday I celebrated my 100th post by offering you all a chance to win $20. Some of you have taken up the offer while many of you cursed my name to high heaven for pointing out that you’ve lost the skills necessary to play this game. Today I give to you the answer and thus the prize is no longer offered.

 

Enjoy the solution to the problem…

8DHF8>BEFO)AFAIF3BDJ:I7>GADJ5G84DF7IF<I<.4I?9R24<L?E84EEDK3>FCM<&¶
>BE8E7J=7KD(J8
AH@>4EEDK3>FCMP79AFEJ5GGCCK,>87=J)AFAIF3BDJNJ.=G7EE)BCJ8E73=KH<6B¶
BFDF7@KKIJ)H8
D:J345<CK)AFAIF3BDJ:M83<L:F*388:@5=77C;.456F@4EG7M<:GF7K<-@A?K;5G¶
D@:P7E88<<)AF
?9R53AKHA8>67NO)FGKFJ)E8;FH13J69F7=8;O;.3D7EE)BCJM<:4<CC<-I6@HN3C¶
DADJ5G8KFK;37
AFO73L<CK<<7EEJ34=6MO5BDF:M’GF7LK4GF;FR8IN@I<4=G;EH87G;I@)F7>IO8I¶
DF>H8G8KLG8>5
77R8H@6P=34<6F<<>87C;)H7J?E77BAB;?45MIP)9FJCJ?CDJ9H:4;7K=.BJ@H@5B¶
8K:I84B<CK.C8
;I;’4EEDK3>FCM<:C7;O<3577;<-@I6=A)=IF:F)IK5CJ-@8;FF3C;6LE78D<:E:<¶
5C9:79GA8P73K
7NJ5=75CJ<C8A:M)E8LIH89;6FD(4I7OA2C8@HF3<;EFD845F:N8HGCIA,3KCCJ(5¶
8J:@5I7@B;?E7
:P=*C<6MO8IF7MD8?84FM18DE?<2E@4P<-@KF:M77G6FE74C7H=?E8D:Q)E<C?E8G¶
8B:J*3D7N<:3D
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6@IE)A8C9E=B8
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?9R3>FC8E7JICC;*48IFO1;@6P<;CDJHP?E8D:M)A75CJ?EC7ME)G7@M<:4<CFD&9¶
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You were given the above coded message and needed the answer to #2, which in this case was PORTAL. By finding the right decoding process you would have seen the code transformed into this:

dqrnsnnrpwdqrnsnnrpwdqrnsnnrpwdannryrisdidulczmdhyimsdqrnsnnrpwdannrbmrzidulczd
nrhydqrnsnnrpwxrimsorpwspmsgnddgrdqrnsnnrpwxrimsdomdrowbmrcixrdqrnsnnrpwxsrdxd
qdrndaimsdqrnsnnrpwduschydnecdedhpmcdmcidacphousdwduwrdudhpmlucpwpmdxrudefddqr
lczpcmxrisnbdxwdvsxprdudhpplcvccnrmdhycicpdomdrowwdudhpmdhybmrvnspnnrpwdxpsvcc
npwrcximswlcrorndicwwprpsdubwrdvsowrhpzsyzmsdomshopsgshshdvckswsypshpswdxvosna
dazsxlczendhcpdwnddmcdxcwimrgnnlczdazsxdirwmrzspwcpudgdueirvmrhprdxdqsdnimsisd
hscbdqrnsnnrpwduschydnecdedhpucgidmusdndywbmrhpdhpnnsgcvmrhpidmulapcbrisnbxrcw
dxrpmcbmrwsdndududyspsigcplcdudyimsdmrnnlgrplsdasdvsxspsigcwpmrcedwdhpycmlczuc
gzeeshcwwsyrdwlsodapulhpridmulazdhpwsdurgscpmrdodrezudqdyduhpimswdodrecpdxducp
imsdxidnnrvimspusdhzxdvcuelczhblchpmdqdycmphbrududomrwcwbmrdaxrzubmsmdqdpcmxrd
qrnsnnrpwduschydnecdedhpucgmlbpsdmsdvsxlczimsdmciwpdbdomdrowdhpimsdvsogcplcmlu
lcznnrpbmrzupmceddvpwlklczdvspwrxzudqdudqcbmrzuodwmdwcmwdudhpplaisdiduschywdmc
dhppedofdwlgcnnsgciccbdhpucgmsodydwlsodapwlxdypshycidydomdrowdulpudesmcrposgwr
pswzxdpspwudqccpiushwprwwdoolwdblhdudhdpcmsbmrvsxxrhexlrupswsywrhp

Once you got this far, the coded message hint #3 indicated that it was a random code. Given that it has all standard letters, a simple letter for letter substitution would have led you to this key for decoding:

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
saoidgbhrkvnxmcetuwplqyfzj

Once substituted, letter for letter, would have resulted in you seeing this batch of information:

EVILALLITSEVILALLITSEVILALLITSEBLLIWIDAEDERUOYNEHWDNAEVILALLITSEBLLIGNIYDERUOYE
LIHWEVILALLITSMIDNACITSATNAFLEEFIEVILALLITSMIDNAECNEICSGNIODMIEVILALLITSMAIEME
VEILEBDNAEVILALLITSERAOHWELPOEPEHTNOENODEBOTHCRAESERSIEREHTNUROTSTNEMIREPXEEVI
UOYTONMIDALGEMSEKAMTIEREHTTUOKOOLINEHWODOTECNEICSSEREHTNEHWGNIKLATLLITSEMTAKOO
LTSIOMDNASUOICILEDOSSTITAERGSIEKACSIHTYAWYNAECNAHCTAFAHAHEKOJASAWTAHTASEMKCALB
EBYAMUOYPLEHOTESLEENOEMOSDNIFLLUOYEBYAMEDISNIYATSOTREFERPDIKNIHTIEMEVAELDNADAE
HAOGEVILALLITSERAOHWELPOEPEHTROFDENRAELEWSGNIHTEHTLLAFOKNIHTDENRUBTOGIDALGMIOS
EMITNOGNISAELEREREWATADFOTUOEREWDNAENILLUFITUAEBAEKAMATADFOSTNIOPESEHTWONUOYRO
FYPPAHOSSAWIESUACEBTRUHTIDENRUBYEHTSAERIFAOTNIECEIPYREVEWERHTDNASECEIPOTEMEROT
DNAEMDELLIKDNATRAEHYMEKORPUOYHGUOHTNEVEWONTHGIRERECNISOSGNIEBMIYRGNANEVETONMIE
VILALLITSERAOHWELPOEPEHTROFNUGTAENAEKAMUOYDNAENODSTEGECNEICSEHTDNAEKACFOTUONUR
UOYLLITGNIYRTNOPEEKTSUJUOYEKATSIMYREVEREVOGNIYRCESNESONSEREHTTUBDAEDERAOHWSENO
EHTTPECXESUFOLLAFODOOGEHTROFNACEWESUACEBTSUMEWTAHWODEWECNEICSERUTREPANOITCAFSI
TASYMETATSREVOOTDRAHSTISSECCUSEGUHEREHETONAGNIKAMMIHPMUIRTASAWSIHT

After seeing this, if you haven’t noticed, this is something that corresponds to hint #4, which is something many of us did as kids… by reversing the order of the letters, you will finally see the message:

THISWASATRIUMPHIMMAKINGANOTEHEREHUGESUCCESSITSHARDTOOVERSTATEMYSATISFACTION

APERTURESCIENCEWEDOWHATWEMUSTBECAUSEWECANFORTHEGOODOFALLOFUSEXCEPTTHEONES

WHOAREDEADBUTTHERESNOSENSECRYINGOVEREVERYMISTAKEYOUJUSTKEEPONTRYINGTILLYOURUN

OUTOFCAKEANDTHESCIENCEGETSDONEANDYOUMAKEANEATGUNFORTHEPEOPLEWHOARESTILLALIVE

IMNOTEVENANGRYIMBEINGSOSINCERERIGHTNOWEVENTHOUGHYOUPROKEMYHEARTANDKILLEDMEAND

TOREMETOPIECESANDTHREWEVERYPIECEINTOAFIREASTHEYBURNEDITHURTBECAUSEIWASSOHAPPYFOR

YOUNOWTHESEPOINTSOFDATAMAKEABEAUTIFULLINEANDWEREOUTOFDATAWERERELEASINGONTIMESO

IMGLADIGOTBURNEDTHINKOFALLTHETHINGSWELEARNEDFORTHEPEOPLEWHOARESTILLALIVEGOAHEAD

ANDLEAVEMEITHINKIDPREFERTOSTAYINSIDEMAYBEYOULLFINDSOMEONEELSETOHELPYOUMAYBEBLACK

MESATHATWASAJOKEHAHAFATCHANCEANYWAYTHISCAKEISGREATITSSODELICIOUSANDMOISTLOOKATME

STILLTALKINGWHENTHERESSCIENCETODOWHENILOOKOUTTHEREITMAKESMEGLADIMNOTYOUIVEEXPERIMENTS

TORUNTHEREISRESEARCHTOBEDONEONTHEPEOPLEWHOARESTILLALIVEANDBELIEVEMEIAMSTILLALIVEIM

DOINGSCIENCEANDIMSTILLALIVEIFEELFANTASTICANDIMSTILLALIVEWHILEYOUREDYINGILLBESTILLALIVE

ANDWHENYOUREDEADIWILLBESTILLALIVESTILLALIVESTILLALIVE

 

Now aren’t you all sad that you couldn’t decode the lyrics to the song : “Still Alive” that played on the game : PORTAL ?

lol

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Written by Josecito

April 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I’m making a note here – huge success! I credit myself as the inspiration for this post. It was a clever post, and very challenging. I’m sorry I couldn’t figure it out in time to solve it. Look at me still talking when there’s science to do…

    Dree

    April 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm


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