The Python Challenge

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago Games
http://www.pythonchallenge.com/

One of these URL fabrication games like Not Pron but with a programming twist.
There are 52 comments:
Male 108
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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Male 108
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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Male 108
Ah. the easy way:

>>> 2**38

Or, alternatively,

>>> pow(2, 38)

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Male 108
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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Male 108
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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Male 1,059
i hope this helps you.o:-)
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Male 1,059
you put in the answers right after the slash,and right before the .html
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Female 212
where do u put answers this hing is really pissin me aff
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Female 212
wot do u dooan these thiings i dont get this game ;(
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Female 212
oklol im stuck oan 0
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Male 3
lvl.10 WTF}-)is the username and password
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Male 88
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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Male 158
err...who knows where i`m at..it says"its a handy little function aint it?"on the page.
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Male 345
Whats the username and pw for 9 and 10?
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Female 125
how are you getting those?
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Male 926
thanks
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Male 47
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Male 47
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Male 926
im on the next one do you have hints on that?
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Male 47
ok hints

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

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Male 926
im stuck on 2(the one with the book) it says about the source but it wont let me read it
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Female 73
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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Male 36
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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Male 374
oh and 2 to the power of 38 isnt 2 with 38 0`s
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Male 374
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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Female 125
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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Female 125
88888
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Female 2
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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Female 18
I`m stuck on 3 i`ve tried zooming in the pic but no luck. Any tips?
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Male 10
I got 3, I used word
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Male 329
i hope i can find a good program to help me with level 3, its insane
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Male 329
***** 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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Male 88
well on the next one
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Male 88
use decrypto to solve
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Female 132
ok sory i dont fink im even that far yet im on the e-g k-m o-q one,
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Male 88
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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Female 132
can ne1 give me a clue/hint for #2 ive bin on it for ages
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Female 132
i no u all probs have but has ne of u dun level 2 yet
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Female 132
god level 2 looks way confusing
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Female 132
thankou x x x
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Male 1
***spoiler***
It`s 2 to the power of 38.
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Female 132
it just cums up with aload of stuff from the bible????
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Female 132
cheers, how`du no there was 2 space afta the 2
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Male 14
The first one is quite easy. Search for 2**38 on google.
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Female 132
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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Male 88
I cant figure out python enough to get past 1 though.
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Male 88
heh atleast I got past page zero ;P
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Female 147
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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Male 10,115
Link: The Python Challenge [Rate Link] - One of these URL fabrication games like Not Pron but with a programming twist.

:-)

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