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Date: 06/01/05 01:38 AM

52 Responses to The Python Challenge

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2005 at 11:29 pm
    Link: The Python Challenge - One of these URL fabrication games like Not Pron but with a programming twist.

    :-)

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    blank_space Female 13-17
    147 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 3:59 am
    ok i have a feeling im gonna suck at this one because I cant even get the first one! usually Im pretty good at these kinds of games...
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    dslfreaky Male 30-39
    88 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 4:08 am
    heh atleast I got past page zero ;P
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    dslfreaky Male 30-39
    88 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 4:46 am
    I cant figure out python enough to get past 1 though.
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    XcuteyX Female 18-29
    132 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 5:45 am
    Okay im not great at theese sorta games but i can always at least get past level 1 help ne body!!!
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    thea64man Male 18-29
    14 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 5:58 am
    The first one is quite easy. Search for 2**38 on google.
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    XcuteyX Female 18-29
    132 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 5:58 am
    cheers, how`du no there was 2 space afta the 2
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    XcuteyX Female 18-29
    132 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 6:02 am
    it just cums up with aload of stuff from the bible????
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    Rax Male 18-29
    1 post
    June 1, 2005 at 6:05 am
    ***spoiler***
    It`s 2 to the power of 38.
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    XcuteyX Female 18-29
    132 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 6:06 am
    thankou x x x
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    XcuteyX Female 18-29
    132 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 6:09 am
    god level 2 looks way confusing
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    XcuteyX Female 18-29
    132 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 6:23 am
    i no u all probs have but has ne of u dun level 2 yet
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    XcuteyX Female 18-29
    132 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 6:47 am
    can ne1 give me a clue/hint for #2 ive bin on it for ages
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    dslfreaky Male 30-39
    88 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 6:51 am
    its all about python.....you can decode it with a cryptogram decoder, which basically says the answer is maketrans (the ma_etrans in the line) BUT that appears to be wrong and you need to use convert MAP to the crypto (I think) but I can`t figure out how to use strings.maketrans()
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    XcuteyX Female 18-29
    132 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 7:02 am
    ok sory i dont fink im even that far yet im on the e-g k-m o-q one,
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    dslfreaky Male 30-39
    88 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 7:13 am
    use decrypto to solve
  17. Profile photo of dslfreaky
    dslfreaky Male 30-39
    88 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 7:44 am
    well on the next one
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    f1r35t0rm Male 18-29
    329 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 8:06 am
    ***** This is What The Encrypted Text Says *****

    i hope you didnt translate it by hand. thats what computers are for.
    doing it in by hand is inefficient and that`s why this text is so long.
    using string.maketrans() is recommended. now apply on the url

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    f1r35t0rm Male 18-29
    329 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 8:13 am
    i hope i can find a good program to help me with level 3, its insane
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    MattyV Male 30-39
    10 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 10:07 am
    I got 3, I used word
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    Kym134 Female 13-17
    18 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 10:40 am
    I`m stuck on 3 i`ve tried zooming in the pic but no luck. Any tips?
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    BlackCat666 Female 13-17
    2 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 12:49 pm
    I no i will sound dumb(then again im blonde!)
    I cant figure out lv0,Ive tried 2**38, 2tothepowerof38,2 to the power of 38, 2000000000000000000000000000000000000000 and 238. HELP!
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    deanimal90 Female 13-17
    125 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 1:02 pm
    88888
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    deanimal90 Female 13-17
    125 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 1:03 pm
    so level 3.... huh?!

    I don`t actually know python at all, so this is hard. I`m stuck on level 3.

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    Kane132 Male 18-29
    374 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 1:08 pm
    lol, you have to actually DO the sum: 2 to the power of 38... some people are just not worth the oxygen...
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    Kane132 Male 18-29
    374 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 1:12 pm
    oh and 2 to the power of 38 isnt 2 with 38 0`s
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    uggh1134 Male 13-17
    36 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 1:13 pm
    Page number 3, the one with the candles... any idea? I don`t know what to look for in the big jumble, and I might delete what I`m looking for on accident.
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    letitbleed88 Female 13-17
    74 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 1:22 pm
    Kind of a spoiler for level 3:(I`m not sure if it is, but I don`t want to piss people off who don`t want too much help...)
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    Use a program like Word or Works. Make sure the jumble is grammatically correct with a checker. You`ll find what you`re looking for in each segment.
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    saddude Male 18-29
    926 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 2:00 pm
    im stuck on 2(the one with the book) it says about the source but it wont let me read it
  30. Profile photo of grreat
    grreat Male 13-17
    47 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 2:10 pm
    ok hints

    level 0: just 2^38
    Level1: http://www.pythonchallenge.com/pc/def/oc...

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    saddude Male 18-29
    926 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 2:12 pm
    im on the next one do you have hints on that?
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    grreat Male 13-17
    47 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 2:36 pm
    level 4" http://www.pythonchallenge.com/pc/def/li...
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    grreat Male 13-17
    47 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 2:37 pm
    level 5: http://www.pythonchallenge.com/pc/def/pe...
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    saddude Male 18-29
    926 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 2:38 pm
    thanks
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    deanimal90 Female 13-17
    125 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 4:32 pm
    how are you getting those?
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    seventoes Male 13-17
    345 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 8:55 pm
    Whats the username and pw for 9 and 10?
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    archanos Male 13-17
    158 posts
    June 1, 2005 at 9:19 pm
    err...who knows where i`m at..it says"its a handy little function aint it?"on the page.
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    dslfreaky Male 30-39
    88 posts
    June 2, 2005 at 12:15 am
    thats level 2, ocr.html is level 3, translate the deciphering the statement and you learn O=M, C=A, and r=P thus map=ocr change that and you GTG
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    qazdax Male 13-17
    3 posts
    June 2, 2005 at 11:24 pm
    lvl.10 WTF}-)is the username and password
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    ginaxcx Female 18-29
    214 posts
    June 6, 2005 at 2:47 pm
    oklol im stuck oan 0
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    ginaxcx Female 18-29
    214 posts
    June 6, 2005 at 2:49 pm
    wot do u dooan these thiings i dont get this game ;(
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    ginaxcx Female 18-29
    214 posts
    June 6, 2005 at 3:01 pm
    where do u put answers this hing is really pissin me aff
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    coolthing97 Male 18-29
    1058 posts
    August 19, 2005 at 6:20 pm
    you put in the answers right after the slash,and right before the .html
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    coolthing97 Male 18-29
    1058 posts
    August 19, 2005 at 6:20 pm
    i hope this helps you.o:-)
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    314159 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    September 23, 2006 at 8:14 pm
    This is a serious puzzle right here.

    To save a lot of people the trouble, there`s no real point in just copying the answers from a spoiler page, and you`re unlikely to get anywhere if you can`t write programs, if not in python, at least in some language.

    This should be a good little challenge, I think.

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    314159 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    September 23, 2006 at 8:56 pm
    I`ve stared to fiddle with Python (no that`s not a euphemism, get your mind out of the gutter).

    I`ve not figured out how to get `to the power of`, given that I`ve been doing it for about five minutes, but here`s my first attempt which solves the first one.

    (And yes, I know you can just do it on a calculator, but I`m entering into the pythin spirit)

    >>> a, b = 2, 38
    >>> while b > 0:
    print a
    print b
    a, b = a*2, b-1

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    314159 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    September 23, 2006 at 9:04 pm
    Ah. the easy way:

    >>> 2**38

    Or, alternatively,

    >>> pow(2, 38)

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    314159 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    September 23, 2006 at 10:18 pm
    And I`ve also solved the next one, the maketrans one, but I didn`t know how to use maketrans, so I wrote some of the most clunky, inelegant code ever, quite possibly, but it got the job done.

    Of course, you can simply do it by hand, but it`s not really the point.

    Onwards to Q2!

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    314159 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    September 24, 2006 at 9:06 am
    Again using very clunky code I`ve managed to get through 2, finding the rare letters. Again I think it`s something you could do by hand, laboriously.

    Now for 3.

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