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ahh, finally back to some good old links. fresh off the grill of course. i’m working on new meeting space for philadelphia, and keep sending other meeting locations in so I can post them!

as for the guy who demands a t-shirt and wants to buy one: they are not for sale. these will be prizes. but maybe we can arrange something with a charity. then i’d see no harm in you paying an outrageous price ;)

breakout on a dot-matrix display sounds pretty good to me. [barbobot]
sigh

Comments

  1. Old Number 7 says:

    Not to nitpick but that is not a replica of the late model Enzo. The guy made a replica of the F50.

  2. Old Number 7 says:

    Oh yea, I managed to crack that “weird” site too.

  3. Jerb says:

    i wouldnt call it a “demand” for a shirt but rather a buisness idea. if you were to manufacture hackaday shirts (different from your promotional ones) at a cost of lkets say $10 per shirt. i dont know how many people visit your site or how many people would buy them but you could possible sell them at either $15 or $10 and make a buck or two. if no one else wants one ill just silkscreen it myself :shrug:

  4. DNordbak says:

    I would very glady buy a hackaday shirt. My only request is that it comes in a darker color, not just white.

  5. Max says:

    What was the 1st riddle to the “weird” site? #2

  6. Asmor says:

    @#5: Like the site says, you need to read between the lines.

    Regarding the not-Ferrari, that’s pretty damn cool. I wonder how it’d fly in the US? I imagine it would be interesting trying to get it registered, and if you ever got pulled over convincing the cop that the car you’re sitting in is in fact the same red NSX you registered and not just a Ferrari you slapped the plate on.

  7. stillboy says:

    max- check the source ;)

  8. Nick says:

    That Digi-cam to PVP link doesn’t work, at least it sends me to a Salvador Dali fan site. Is that what’s supposed to happen?

  9. UnEmploymentDude says:

    HA! Thats Funny, That I’ve Had That Transmitter In My Bookmarks For A LONG Tyme, But I’ve Never Had Any Tyme To Make It, Maybe This Is A Sign, Heres A 700 Meter One! Yes You Heard Me!

    http://web.telia.com/~u85920178/tx/bug5.htm

    And That Korean Guy Rules!

  10. Mike says:

    the “weird site” kinda reminds me of Hack This Site’s basic challenges.

  11. tymeflame says:

    #7, lol

  12. Eric says:

    GREAATTTT, If you mess up and put the wrong login info into the ‘weird’ site, it restarts your computer. Wonderful…. assholes.

  13. ace says:

    this is very aggrivating: i entered the surname and it still returns “incorrect password” is there more to the puzzle after reading and cracking the crypto?

  14. plex says:

    #10 wtf?

  15. plex says:

    uh.. I mean #11

  16. old number 7 says:

    I didn’t solve any riddles at all. I used some research to bypass the login completly.

  17. Steyr says:

    You know, i wonder what would happen if you introduced that robo-kitty to a large dog… hehehe…(evilgrin)

  18. we cant sell t-shirts because our parent company weblogs inc does not allow it. we can however give them out :)

    and i’d really think twice before silkscreening a hackaday shirt. philip torrone over at make.zine is the creator and owner of it.

    just a heads up. i don’t know why you’d do it when we’ll give them out!

    and the t-shirts will come in black. duhhh. :P

  19. yep says:

    i need the second password for the “weird” site!!! plzzz

  20. plex says:

    so peeps can make wallpapers but not shirts?

  21. Anders says:

    First challenge a breeze.. took 5 min…

    Has anyone found the second one ?? im still strugling…

  22. macgyver says:

    Still working on the second one, though “AliceInWonderland” has 17 letters, half of 34. Also, there are 17 lines in the text paragraph.

  23. dbpigeon says:

    so what “information” do you get from the site?

  24. macgyver says:

    Err. I mean 34 lines in the text paragraph

  25. RulingCzar says:

    I just want to know how long it took that Korean guy to build the panels for that thing.

  26. RulingCzar says:
  27. ryan says:

    Has anyone got into the “Weird” site yet?
    I think the username (1st blank) is hackers.

  28. ian says:

    is there actually anything worth seeing in that “deserve” site ? because i dont particularly like riddles even if it does only require a little decyphering. later

  29. Josh says:

    If you notice the title of the page is +MA’s Reversing: Riddle 02. He also mentions backtracking 2x’s in the text, it may be that the answer is the word in reverse.

    not dnalrednowniecila, Nice work macgyver on the pairs and number of lines and the length of Alice in Wonderland. I don’t know that I ever would have thought of that, though now I am not sure if it is tainting my search. Does anyone think that paragraph about text games is a good hint, or just a sidetrack?

    also the zoom in on the word drink? just another side track or a good clue?

    Not sure about info, but I love the stretch of my mind.

  30. DNordbak says:

    Regarding T-shirts:
    You say that we can’t make t-shirts because of weblogs inc, and because Mr. PTorrone over there pwnz this place, so why not convince them to let you make shirts, then have all proceeds go directly to charity? I’m sure Phillip would be alright with that, and what kind of company is weblogs inc if they don’t want to be donating to charities?

  31. Marc says:

    ppl do that to pontiac fieros all the time.. when u get it licensed they just have a note that comes up that says its been heavily modified.. and since it doesnt do ne thing structurally to the car.. it is fairly easy to get them to allow it..

    however try passing those wings on the vans in the background of the pics in North America and i think u’ll have a bit of a problem..

  32. M4CFR34k says:

    for the second riddle on the weird site, look at the detailed image you can download as a zip file. Notice how some of the pixels are lighter than others, well if you open the pic with a text editor, you’ll see that some plain text characters have been thrown in. that’s as far as I have gotten, the characters don’t work as the pass (even tried backwards) but I

  33. stillboy says:

    btw, i dont know if you noticed- but the numbers in the picture are in pairs, every other number counts up 1 starting from 1 to 17. I think it is mapping 1 to 10 or whatever because they are also 1 to 1.

  34. P00p13pantz says:

    While the pics were posted on MSN Korea, they were taken in Japan. The signs, the license plates, and background junk are all Japanese. not that it really matters though, the guy is so totally awesome that i can’t hardly even believe my eyes while i am even seeing this :o

  35. EnsilZah says:

    Yay, got the second one.
    Take the BMP, clean up the FF values, and the BMP header values.

    After that you are left with some lowercase chars, figure the rest out on your own. =P

  36. BoomBoX says:

    That robotic cat sure is creepy, it looks like a cat, but its movements are quite robotic.
    But imagine the hacking capabilities. Changing the internal hardware so instead of the usual cat sounds you sometimes hear “I WILL EAT YOUR SOUL!!!”.
    I always wanted such a pet for hacking, like a sony aibo or something like that. Replace the hardware by a small ARM7 or ARM9 computer (The gumstix seems perfect for it), and make it move on its own accord and do tasks or explore things (read spy on people :-) ).

  37. strider_mt2k says:

    I like the FM transmitters!
    What’s neat is that over in the TH55 section of 1SRC we’ve been kicking around an idea for making the Sony Clie TH55 Palm OS handheld into a kind of pocket radio studio. One would only need to plug the headphone output of the TH into the input of an amplifier or transmitter.

    The mic would allow for a voice lead-in or introduction, and then you’d switch or mix over to a music file or playlist on a media player.

    the goal of this project is to allow me to yell at girls from the back of my friend’s convertible.
    “Hey good lookin’ we’ll be back to pick you up later!”
    or entertain large groups
    “Convoooooy!”

    Seriously though, it’s really cool how one could potentially shrink a mini-broadcast station into a set of components that would fit in a lunch bag.

    Ahahaaand with the FCC’s permission of course!
    Don’t go breaking any laws kids!

  38. A friend of mine claims that according to the FCC’s rules, it’s only a problem to do pirate radio if someone complains–otherwise it’s completely legal. (*Apparently*, I can’t/don’t feel like back this up.)

  39. barbobot says:

    pseudo random sound generator from my box:

    cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp

  40. Otto says:

    #35: pitssastocSlLdi? WTF do you do with that?

  41. Quirk says:

    #40 – take that string and use the numbers from the alice image and it should give you “pass is [blankymcblankblank].

  42. macgyver says:

    For Riddle(what normal people call a puzzle) #2, connect the dots, remember the CAPS, and do some switching to find the pass. To be honest, I don’t think this was an especially fair one to those without hex editors or image manipulators. It’s less of a brain wrack and more of a cheap hack, cause you’re not following any logical flow, you’re trying to guess what this madman is thinking. My two cents.

  43. Otto says:

    Those tips didn’t help at all. Not one bit. Google, however, gave me enough to puzzle it out.

    I agree with #42, it’s not logical or sensible at all. Total madness.

  44. aoeu says:

    I’ve never done anything with an image before remotely complex. Are we trying to edit out the yellow background? It seems that there are only a dozen or so “yellow” pixels of that different colour. Physically connecting the “dots” yields a big circle…

  45. mi1k says:

    you connect the dots in the bmp based on the order of the numbers given in the gif…

  46. deepblue says:

    is the third riddle even still possible??

  47. Nossy says:

    I need help on level 3 of that weird riddle thing

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