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Author Topic: The Doctor's Cipher.  (Read 16648 times)

renegadelobster

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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2015, 09:48:57 pm »

So it might be a personal letter? Or, god forbid, a love letter?
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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2015, 09:50:52 pm »

If I'm even right :P God, I hope I am now hahaha.

But yes, back to toaster waaay up there about the 25-letter library. i/j often end up as the same glyph in a 5x5 square.

E: well. As hilarious as "Love Doctor VonNost" is, it does not appear to be the key I need to solve this cipher.
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« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2015, 11:21:17 pm »

Maybe the capitalization matters? Omega, Phi and Delta are always uppercase, Lambda and Theta are always lowercase.
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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2015, 11:28:41 pm »

I feel kinda proud that I figured that* out first, hehe...


... not that it helps in cracking the cipher.

* "that" being 25 unique letters and bigram :P There's an odd number of characters though so that part doesn't fit.
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« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2015, 11:45:22 pm »

I should get my wife to work on this when she gets back from her trip. She LOVES stuff like this.

Time to stab wildly at it for an hour before bed!
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« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2015, 11:48:11 pm »

I also can't imagine how much enjoyment PW is getting out of watching us fumble around in the dark. 50 token's worth, I guess?
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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2015, 11:50:48 pm »

Oh, at least. I've spent my day on this today. And I had other plans, too! I can't stop myself send help.

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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2015, 12:47:52 am »

Hi Piecewise,

Can you confirm if the two bolded sections are correct? Know it's a bit of a PITA to check but it's frustrating me a little. I can pick out the character counts for each tomorrow if it would be helpful.


EDIT: Yeah looking for a typo check. If it's not a typo it shoots my working theory to shit.
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« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2015, 12:53:06 am »

I looked, Hapah, and yes, that appears to be accurate to the front page. Unless you're asking if they're not typos :P

...Also can you clarify whether or not the prime number lines (lines 1,6,7,8,9) are meant to be prime numbers? Just making sure it was intentional.

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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2015, 01:05:42 am »

Hi Piecewise,

Can you confirm if the two bolded sections are correct? Know it's a bit of a PITA to check but it's frustrating me a little. I can pick out the character counts for each tomorrow if it would be helpful.


I checked, they're right.

I looked, Hapah, and yes, that appears to be accurate to the front page. Unless you're asking if they're not typos :P

...Also can you clarify whether or not the prime number lines (lines 1,6,7,8,9) are meant to be prime numbers? Just making sure it was intentional.
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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2015, 01:17:36 am »

Goddamnit I am letting this consume me.

Why do you do this.

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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2015, 03:42:58 am »

I think I just spent four hours coding up a possible solution.

Of course, it failed >_> Might toss in the towel now.
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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2015, 12:38:41 pm »

What's the Doctor's first name? Do we know?
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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2015, 12:42:08 pm »

"Doctor", supposedly.
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Re: The Doctor's Cipher.
« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2015, 12:44:49 pm »

What happens if you name your kid Doctor and he's a garbageman?
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