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Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:32 am

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The point of the hints is not to kick yourselves, but to try and complete the challenge before all hints are revealed. So give it a shot now! You can still say you did it without being (entirely) spoonfed.  ;)

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Post Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:10 am

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I've been following this site for awhile now, finally had to register to say I love this challenge, excellent job especially the starting point.... Like several others I've been stuck on the PDF but regardless very cool promotional idea!
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Post Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:12 am

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Hint #2


    File: Try Harder
    User: Easy for you to say.
    File: No need to get snippy. I'm just data.
    User: Sorry. Maybe I should get to know you better.



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Post Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:38 pm

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don wrote:
Hint #2


     File: Try Harder
     User: Easy for you to say.
     File: No need to get snippy. I'm just data.
     User: Sorry. Maybe I should get to know you better.



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This was a frustrating point in the race :)
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Post Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:06 pm

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Did the hint help you get past it?

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Post Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:39 pm

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It didn't help me, but I'm sure I'm making it out to be harder than it actually is lol
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Post Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:16 am

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I'm pretty sure I've found what I need to move on....but the problem is I don't know what to do with it.....

Unfortunately, I've had the puzzle piece since before the contest ended...I just can't figure out what it is used for...
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lorddicranius wrote:It didn't help me, but I'm sure I'm making it out to be harder than it actually is lol


I'm in the same boat tried cracking the PDF analyzed the structure looking for clues and tried manipulating the qscan codes with no success I'm sure its something Ive overlooked but I'm at a loss but I refuse to give up!
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Post Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:50 am

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What is defined as data about data? How do you find it?

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Post Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:09 pm

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When it comes to data analysis, there are no strings attached... ;)
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Post Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:48 pm

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When it comes to data analysis, there are no strings attached...


That's a good one....anyway....the outcome of your hint is exactly what I've had for roughly 2 weeks trying to figure out what to do with.... ;D ;D ;D
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By the way, there's a more precise way to get the clue, hayabusa. I'm assuming Jason chose a JPEG for this precision...
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Post Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:19 pm

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It's no more precise, actually.  And if you think about my hint, it'd have helped on more than just this clue.  Works wonders for multiple pieces...

Edit- if you ever do a lot of forensics, you'll understand the method to my madness, and the reason you might consider going to it more quickly, down the road, especially when analyzing multiple files.  ;-)

Further... Sorry to ramble.  Some of the data we're referring to was NOT as obvious, using methods which I'm pretty sure you refer to, as it depends on the basics of your OS and default tools.  To be frank, I did try the 'other' methods, as well, in the event I missed something, but mine was faster, and I could automate multiple task quickly with it.  While it meant 'glancing over' the output, it was worth it to find multiple pieces of info for verification...
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Post Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:42 pm

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ziggy_567 wrote:
When it comes to data analysis, there are no strings attached...


That's a good one....anyway....the outcome of your hint is exactly what I've had for roughly 2 weeks trying to figure out what to do with.... ;D ;D ;D


PM me, off thread, ziggy, if you want someone to sound your thoughts to.  Sometimes, I find things come to me as I just tell someone what I'm thinking about.  I'm happy to be a sounding board, if it helps you move forward in it.  ;-)
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Post Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:30 pm

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Hint #3

This challenge takes a lot of effort. You can't just phone it in. Then again, why not?!?!


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