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Letters to the Editor Japh

by liverpole (Monsignor)
on Aug 14, 2006 at 03:33 UTC ( #567147=obfuscated: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

This one won't be obvious until you find the hidden clue and follow its instructions.

Running the program reveals the clue.

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Update:  modified clue to take advantage of Ray Smith's observations.


s''(q.S:$/9=(T1';s;(..)(..);$..=substr+crypt($1,$2),2,3;eg;print$..$/

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Re: Letters to the Editor Japh
by jcoxen (Deacon) on Aug 14, 2006 at 13:15 UTC
    How truly COOL!!! ++

    I believe that this proves, for once and for all, the inherent superiority of VI and it's children over EMACS.

    'scuse me while I duck and run! ;)

    Jack

Re: Letters to the Editor Japh
by Ray Smith (Beadle) on Aug 14, 2006 at 14:40 UTC
Re: Letters to the Editor Japh
by wulvrine (Friar) on Aug 14, 2006 at 14:54 UTC
    Oh the humanity! I feel so dirty! lol
    Awesome job as always ++!

    s&&VALKYRIE &&& print $_^q|!4 =+;' *|
Re: Letters to the Editor Japh
by mikeock (Hermit) on Aug 14, 2006 at 17:32 UTC
    Wow! That is totally awesome. By the time I finished I had 4 or 5 people trying to see what it said.
    My sig Sucks!
Re: Letters to the Editor Japh
by ysth (Canon) on Aug 14, 2006 at 21:20 UTC
Re: Letters to the Editor Japh
by chargrill (Parson) on Aug 15, 2006 at 02:03 UTC

    You know, I always suspected there was something sick and twisted or at least seriously amiss in greater Boston. For a while, I thought it was my in-laws (who live on the north shore of Boston) - but this tears it - it's GOTTA be you.

    Very well done! liverpole++

    (Can I only give one ++? Drat!)



    --chargrill
    $,=42;for(34,0,-3,9,-11,11,-17,7,-5){$*.=pack'c'=>$,+=$_}for(reverse s +plit//=>$* ){$%++?$ %%2?push@C,$_,$":push@c,$_,$":(push@C,$_,$")&&push@c,$"}$C[$# +C]=$/;($#C >$#c)?($ c=\@C)&&($ C=\@c):($ c=\@c)&&($C=\@C);$%=$|;for(@$c){print$_^ +$$C[$%++]}

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