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Re: It's a Shark.

by jarich (Curate)
on Jul 16, 2004 at 08:08 UTC ( #374937=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to It's a Shark.

Unless there's a well known and obvious (but not documented here) restriction on the number of characters the machine will take, I think I've found a bug.

Upon giving this the following input:

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
(350 characters) I got the following output:
DITIPICFWBFFFMGUGUOKOUGWOFYKMCWCHQYMTCPDRWZGICMSVIJVNRBNGUCXORIBSLJCFK CIZBHQYZGKJGDSZJYURTOPQOMHQSEZVTUPNOXJXHQELBLWUHKDNECWGYXBMFXFLGEWLSUC MOVDXZMYFCLHQJFURTOPGZDHQIKWDJFVXVLNGNLCKZBBDBTYPJGCSSXSOEURTOPVEXZNIX ELXZJLVELUNJDVHQMNWCFBCMFHQWZXGSMGDLJWYLBYWJFVBMWNSCCMHQSKDXKZGGRFKHLN QIUDHLGBTJQOOVORHTVGMXBYDECXKTRODEAZEBJCWCRWNBDXYEPPRITTGTYHZCFBAHGCHN
So far so good...., however, attempting to decrypt that gives:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT XOMPVBUNDGZYVJRYMYPHXDNTQWMYGQLVZZAEXSHOGNNGHDWOVHICLHIVKUIRRODSASILOO
Hmm.

After several other tests it appears that the machine can only return 279 clean alphabetical characters. Obviously since spaces and non-alphabetcial characters are ignored these can make it appear as if more clean characters are coming out, but that's not the case.

What's happening here?

jarich

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Re^2: It's a Shark.
by frankus (Priest) on Jul 23, 2004 at 12:40 UTC
    It's taken almost 3 years for someone to spot that :) .. when you work out how the rotors failing to work, I'll dig out a copy of the revised code I wrote two and a half years ago.. I might even get around to making it shark shaped ;)

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    Brother Frankus.

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