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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2002 10:08 pm 


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2002 6:25 am 
certainly enough charicters to be one to one...
{'\n': 20, '\x0c': 1, '!': 4, ' ': 18, "'": 1, ',': 12, '.': 7, ';': 14, ':': 1, '<': 4, 'A': 3, 'C': 1, 'G': 4, 'F': 3, 'H': 2, 'K': 2, 'J': 1, 'M': 1, 'L': 1, 'O': 2, 'Q': 1, 'P': 4, 'S': 2, 'R': 1, 'U': 1, 'T': 2, 'W': 1, 'V': 3, 'Y': 3, 'X': 2, '[': 21, ']': 6, '\\': 5, '_': 180, '^': 4, 'a': 21, '`': 4, 'c': 9, 'b': 5, 'e': 26, 'd': 33, 'g': 21, 'f': 17, 'i': 10, 'h': 14, 'k': 32, 'j': 21, 'm': 15, 'l': 28, 'o': 20, 'n': 10, 'q': 14, 'p': 9, 's': 32, 'r': 9, 'u': 14, 't': 29, 'w': 19, 'v': 18, 'y': 16, 'x': 11, '{': 10, 'z': 3, '|': 4}

180 _'s.
you can probably safely disregard the \n's and ' 's..


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:46 am 


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2002 8:58 am 
[('_', 180), ('d', 33), ('k', 32), ('s', 32), ('t', 29), ('l', 28 ), ('e', 26), ('[', 21), ('a', 21), ('g', 21), ('j', 21), ('\n', 20), ('o', 20), (' ', 19), ('w', 19), ('v', 18 ), ('f', 17), ('y', 16), ('m', 15), (';', 14), ('h', 14), ('q', 14), ('u', 14), (',', 12), ('x', 11), ('i', 10), ('n', 10), ('{', 10), ('c', 9), ('p', 9), ('r', 9), ('.', 7), (']', 6), ('\\', 5), ('b', 5), ('!', 4), ('<', 4), ('G', 4), ('P', 4), ('^', 4), ('`', 4), ('|', 4), ('A', 3), ('F', 3), ('V', 3), ('Y', 3), ('z', 3), ('H', 2), ('K', 2), ('O', 2), ('S', 2), ('T', 2), ('X', 2), ('\x0c', 1), ("'", 1), (':', 1), ('C', 1), ('J', 1), ('M', 1), ('L', 1), ('Q', 1), ('R', 1), ('U', 1), ('W', 1)]
i notice that the capital letters seem to have the smallest number here.
i wonder what underscore represents. perhaps space? but why is it there more often than 2 times in a row? (both horizontally and vertically)

I'll be working on a program to do some mild substitutions... :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2002 9:29 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2002 10:37 am 
possible. I was thinking that multiple spaces might denote changing of speaker or panel. But general punctuation seems reasonable as well.

I'm too tired for doing this tonight. tommorow i'm going to work up some sort of sliding word tester deal.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2002 11:02 am 
Awe... I still like my delightfully obscure home-brew encryption... 3d array, mostly randomized characters, one in 25 is the correct one, positionally based encryption with minor obscuring of the actual letter. =)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2002 3:25 pm 
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What gets me is that there are exactly 2^6 = 64 distinct characters, if we count newlines and that errant ASCII 12 (what the heck is that, anyway, Kaz?). Might it be a characters-to-binary conversion, with the binary then chooped up into 6-bit segments? (I know, I'm insane. Bear with me.)

Vorn


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2002 3:36 pm 
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Ok, official word from Pi here:

1. The newlines mean nothing -- they're just there so the cipher doesn't run off the page.
2. The underscores are spaces. The fact that there are those in odd places says this:
3. Pi is EVIL, and encoded his transcription of the script with typos intact.

Vorn


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2002 12:59 am 
Wow. Apparently there's no more interest in ciphers. Ah, well. I guess I'll just post the answer.

So, without further ado, here it is:
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20000923.html


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