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Subliminal Japh

by liverpole (Monsignor)
on Mar 04, 2006 at 19:51 UTC ( #534515=obfuscated: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

#!/usr/bin/perl $|++; sub v { (!($,-=(1-$|*2))or$,>42)and$|--;$_="@_"; s.\W..g?$..=$_.$ ":(print$" x$,.$..$/) &&& v } v"This~program~contains~more~than~one~message~~See~i~~__f~you~can~loca +te~all" ^"rNOUXPTIGRGK^CIHRGIHUXKITE^THGHXINEXKESUGGEXXuCEXOXXyyFX_OUXEAHXJIEA +RCXGJL"; v"~of~them~~The~message~you~are~reading~at~this~very~moment~is~already +~one~o" ^"^OFXRHCK^^rNEXKESUGGEX_OU^ARCXREGBIHA^ARXTNOS^PCRYXKOMEHR^IUXAJTEADY +XINEXI"; v"f~them~~So~VER_~_Y~good~~~That~is~one~message~you~have~__~___found~~ +I_f~yo" ^"F^TNCMXXsOXperyXyy^GOIB^^^tHGRXOUXOHCXMCUSGAE^_IU^NGVE^yyXyyyFISHB^^ +oyF^_I"; v"u~ru~n~the ~progr_am~ you~will~find~yet~another~message~~And~I~would +~bet~a" ^"U^RS4NXRHEUXPROGT,GM^T_OU^WIJJ^FOHDX_ERXGNIRHETXMEUUAGEXXaNBXiXQOULD +XDCR^A"; v"nyone~could~have~~_figured~that~out~~for~themselves~~But~what~is~the +~third" ^"H_OHC^EIULBXHGPE^XyFIASRED^TNGT^ISTXXFOTXTNCMSCJVEUX^bURXWHGR^OU^THE +XRHOTD"; v"~message~I~wonder~~Well~for~t_hat~y ou~will~h ave~t!o~inspec=t~!the~ +#progr" ^"^KCUSAGCXoXWONBCTX^wEJJ^FOR^R>HARXYNIU^QOLLXNOGVE^RUO^IHUPEEUTXDRNC^ +QVROAT"; v"am~a~different~way~which~I~will~leave~up~to~you~to~figure~out~~I~wil +l~give" ^"AM^A^DIFFERENT^WAY^WHICH^i^WILL^LEAVE^UP^TO^YOU^TO^FIGURE^OUT^^i^WIL +L^GIVE"; v"~you~one~clue~however~~Think~about~how~what~you~would~do~i~_~_f~you~ +wanted" ^"^_ISXINEXEJSC^NIQCPERXXtHINK^GDOURXHOQXQNAT^_ISXWOSJD^BI^OXyXyFX_ISX +WANTED"; v"~#to~unra=vel~a~pa_rt*icularly~tricky~ob~~fuscation~~Perhaps~one~far +~more~" ^"^sRO^SHRGXVEL^GXPA-TTFOCULARL_XTROEK_XOBXXFSUCAROOHX^vCRHGVS^ONCXFAT +XMORE^"; v"sophisticated~than~this~but~still~containing~a~bunch~of~complicated~ +Perl~t" ^"SIVHIURIEGRCD^RNGHXTHOU^BUT^SROJJXEOHRGOHONAXA^BUNENXIF^CIKVJICGREDX +vERL^T"; v"ricks~and~methods~of~deception!~well~bey_on=d~the~i magin+ation~o#~f +~all~b" ^"ROEMUXANBXMETHIBUXOF^BCCEPTIOHI^WCJLXDEY>IN^B^THE^OKKGGINNGTIONXIQXF +^ALL^B"; v"ut~the~most~master~ful~of~Perl~wi~~zards~~So~put~on~your~thinking~ca +p~as~I" ^"URXTHE^MIUT^MAURETXFUJXOF^pERJXWIXXZGTDSXXsIXPURXOHXYISR^RNINKIHA^EG +P^AS^i"; v"~am~confident~you~will~discover~the~third~message~~~GOOD~LUCK~~~live +rpole~" ^"^GK^CONFOBCHR^_IU^QOLJXBOUCOVCT^TNC^RNIRBXMEUUGAE^XXgoib^jsemX^XJIVC +TPOLE^"; v

Update:  changed $|^=1 to $|--, as per jdalbec's good suggestion below, and changed the first $| = 1 to $|++ for balance.


@ARGV=split//,"/:L"; map{print substr crypt($_,ord pop),2,3}qw"PerlyouC READPIPE provides"

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Re: Subliminal Japh
by hypknotizzed (Beadle) on Mar 04, 2006 at 20:55 UTC
    Hey liverpole that is pretty cool. I found the third message, along with a fourth message!

    SOA, DOA, GOA, whatever

    hypknotizzed

      Very good job, hypknotizzed!  I see from your homenode that you are in middle school, so I'm doubly impressed with your sleuthing skills.

      The "fourth message" you found is, of course, very closely related to the "second message", even though it appears in the same context as the "third message".  It took me a long time to figure out how to even produce the third message, but once that was working it was fairly easy to incorporate the "first message" as well.


      @ARGV=split//,"/:L"; map{print substr crypt($_,ord pop),2,3}qw"PerlyouC READPIPE provides"
Re: Subliminal Japh
by jdalbec (Deacon) on Mar 05, 2006 at 22:00 UTC
    Minor golf - due to the special nature of $| you can replace $|^=1 with $|-- to obtain the same result with 1 less character and in somewhat more obfuscated fashion IMO.
Re: Subliminal Japh
by wulvrine (Friar) on Mar 20, 2006 at 13:35 UTC
    Watson! He's done it again! I've got 4 messages, and VER_Y impressed as per usual. Anyone have any 7% solution for my head after this one?

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