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  1. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    And so it begins again...

    First thing I noticed were the faint words "event" on the left and "TMC" on the right.

    Looks like subtile clues where's working so the game-master went with the 2x4-to-the-back-of-the-head approach.

    More braille?
     
  2. brianman

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    Courtesy the Perspective plug-in of Paint.Net:
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    Doesn't look right at all, but in case it gives someone an idea or two:
    L?HTTP://D?PR/L/TK?CL?
     
  3. TampaLiam

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    LJHTTP://DBPR/I/TKICL:

    Kind of looks like the above, but if spacing changes were allowed for a couple of the unknowns. I'm not 100% on this one.

    LJ... live journal. That was used before.
     
  4. ElSupreme

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    I fixed the date. It said the 17th.
     
  5. PureAmps

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    #5 PureAmps, Feb 27, 2013
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    Using Braille ASCII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, I think one of the Bs is a period (.). Also, the final three dots is not an el (L), because the dots are on the right hand side, I just ignored them and got:

    http://d.pr/i/tkic

    which has the following image:

    Screenshot on 6.10.2012 at 2.12.32 AM.png

    The only strange thing is the image timestamp of 6.10.2012 at 2.12.32 AM. I would think it would me more recent, so I could be wrong. :)

    Not sure if the cyrillic is supposed to be phonetic or a translation. The last word is the purple section is "photon" both phonetically and translated to russian. Unfortunately, no more time to decipher right now.
     
  6. rlpm

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    It's not phonetic. It's Russian. Я немного говорю по русский :wink:

    Here's my quick translation:
    Dome (spoiler) roof
    Parking sensors (two rear
    Modification of the photon 1039:


    But perhaps the last line should be interpreted as "modified photo no. 1039:"?

    And don't trust the time stamp. That's easily fudged.

    Lastly, I have no idea what this means.
     
  7. jvonbokel

    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    #7 jvonbokel, Feb 27, 2013
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    I get "L+HTTP://D.PR/I/TK9C_:"

    15px-Braille_L.svg.png 15px-Braille_Ò.svg.png 15px-Braille_H8.svg.png 15px-Braille_T.svg.png 15px-Braille_T.svg.png 15px-Braille_P.svg.png 15px-Braille_Û.svg.png 15px-Braille_ST.svg.png 15px-Braille_ST.svg.png 15px-Braille_D4.svg.png 15px-Braille_DecimalPoint.svg.png 15px-Braille_P.svg.png 15px-Braille_R.svg.png 15px-Braille_ST.svg.png 15px-Braille_I9.svg.png 15px-Braille_ST.svg.png 15px-Braille_T.svg.png 15px-Braille_K.svg.png 15px-Braille_Asterisk.svg.png 15px-Braille_C3.svg.png 15px-Braille_CursiveSign.svg.png 15px-Braille_Û.svg.png

    I wonder if the notches out of some of the lower left dots are just side effects of the stretch algorithm, or if they have meaning?

    The "http://d.pr" part seems to be right, since it does point to an image sharing site. I must've gotten one of the others wrong though, because I keep getting 404's.
     
  8. jvonbokel

    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    #8 jvonbokel, Feb 27, 2013
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    I uploaded a couple images to Droplr, and the url format seems pretty standard: http://d.pr/i/XXXX

    The last 4 can be any combination of upper & lowercase letters or numbers. I tried all variations of TK9C (i.e. tk9C, Tk9C, etc), and found this at http://d.pr/i/Tk9C:

    move.jpg
     
  9. Bearman

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    To text:

    101111001 100 00 01011100 100 101111000 1011111 111111 11110 00 1011111 11010 0111 00
    101001 11011 01011111 0110 0110 100 0110 00 010001 111001 101000 00 10110 01001 00
    111000 100 01001 00 0110 0111 10110 0111 00 111000 100 01001 00 111111 11010 1100 00
    01001 111000 111001 10111101 0111 100 00 100 1100 00 101001 11011 101110 111111 0110 00
    11101 00 111111 010110 100 11011 10101 010000 00 11111001 11101 111111 111111 00 1100
    10110 100 1100 00 1111101 11101 11011 10101 100 0111 00 11010 010110 00 10101 100 01010
    00 111000 100 01001 00 010110 11101 11011 00 11110 100 1100 10101 100 00 11110 100 1100
    100 0111 100 010000 00 01011110 11010 1100 11110 111111 111000 100 00 1100 111001
    101000 0111 00 10101 101110 00 11110 100 0111 00 1011111 010110 11101 11011 111111 100
    1100 00 010110 100 0111 11110 111000 10110 1100 00 10101 100 00 100 0111 00 111111 11010
    1100 00 10101 101110 00 101001 10110 0111 100 11110 11011 111001 101000 00 1100 10110
    100 00 1111101 100 10101 0111 100 00 100 1100 1100 00 1100 111001 10111101 0110 0110 100
    0111 00 101001 10110 0111 00 111001 101000 00 1011111 111000 100 11011 010001 100 00
    01010 100 01001 00 1011111 100 0111 010000 00 11111001 111001 10111101 0111 00 111000
    100 01001 00 101001 10110 0111 11011 11010 0110 100 0111 00 111000 100 01001 00 01010
    111001 101000 00 0110 11010 00 100 1100 00 1111101 100 11110 11011 101110 0110 1100
    11101 1100 01001 00 10110 01010 00 100 1100 00 11101 1100 0110 100 0111 100 11110 11110
    11010 1100 0110 00 101001 101110 1100 1100 00 111000 100 01001 00 01001 111000 10110
    0111 10101 100 00 11101 00 10101 100 1100 00 01010 100 111111 11010 1100 11101 11110
    111111 100 00 11110 0110 100 11101 1100 11110 010001 0111 101110 0110 010000 00
    11111001 10110 0111 00 0110 11101 10101 11011 11101 01001 00 111001 101000 00 11110 100
    00 10110 01010 00 10101 100 0110 00 111111 10110 01010 01010 100 0111 00 0110 11101
    11011 00 111001 101000 00 1111101 11011 11101 00 100 1100 00 1100 01011111 0110 0110
    11101 01001 00 10110 010001 010001 10101 11010 01001 100 11011 11110 100 00 100 11011
    11011 100 0111 00 100 1100 00 0110 10110 0110 11010 11011 00 101001 11101 11010 11110
    111111 10110 1111100011 00 01010 100 1100 00 10101 100 0110 00 010110 11101 11011 00
    010110 111001 1111100010 0111 100 00 01010 10110 0111 11110 10110 01010 0110 00 101110
    11010 1100 11110 100 0110 0110 010000 00 111110000 11101 11011 00 0110 11010 00 0110
    101110 0111 100 1100 00 0110 11101 11011 00 10101 11101 1100 00 1111101 100 11110 0110
    100 101001 11010 0111 11110 00 01010 100 11110 0110 100 0111 00 01011110 11011 11101
    1100 11010 01010 100 1100 00 01010 100 1100 11110 00 10101 101110 00 11010 0111 1111101
    100 11101 10101 100 0111 00 010001 111001 101000 00 10101 11101 1100 00 010111011
    01011100 010111010 00 0110 0111 100 101001 11010 11110 100 00 010001 11011 11010 1100
    010000
     
  10. NigelM

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    Я тоже говорю немного русский (and yours may well be better than mine!) but I don't completely agree with your translation or maybe there are (deliberate or accidental) typos in the Russian:


    • I don't get the "dome" roof, but it looks more like a play on the word "soft".
    • "Parking sensor" in everyday russian translates as "parktronic" but what is written is "parkmronic". Also note it's written as singular not plural.

    Is it possible this is not actually Russian but is more a obscure cyrillic like Bulgarian?

    I agree on the photo vs photon thought.

    EDIT: someone seems to have found another photo with binary on so maybe this wasn't a clue after all? Coincidentally about cars though.....
     
  11. EchoDelta

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    Thanks -
    I thought it would be a quick decode but it mocks me... if I squint it just seems to be saying lololollololooolol (to my efforts)

    Appropriate music comes to mind: Eduard Khil - Official Trolololo - YouTube

    I'll give it another round after work.
     
  12. TEG

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    #12 TEG, Feb 27, 2013
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    Spaces and CR/LF removed in case it is useful this way:

    1011110011000001011100100101111000101111111111111110001011111110100111001010011101101011111011001101000110000100011110011010000010110010010011100010001001000110011110110011100111000100010010011111111010110000010011110001110011011110101111000010011000010100111011101110111111011000111010011111101011010011011101010100000011111001111011111111111110011001011010011000011111011110111011101011000111001101001011000101011000101000111000100010010001011011101110110011110100110010101100001111010011001000111100010000000101111011010110011110111111111000100001100111001101000011100101011011100011110100011100101111101011011101110111111111001100000101101000111111101110001011011000010101100001000111001111111101011000010101101110001010011011001111001111011011111001101000001100101101000011111011001010101111000010011001100001100111001101111010110011010001110010100110110011100111001101000001011111111000100110110100011000001010100010010010111111000111010000001111100111100110111101011100111000100010010010100110110011111011110100110100011100111000100010010001010111001101000000110110100010011000011111011001111011011101110011011001110111000100100101100101000100110000111011100011010001111001111011110110101100011000101001101110110011000011100010001001000100111100010110011110101100001110100101011001100000101010011111111010110011101111101111111000011110011010011101110011110010001011110111001100100000011111001101100111000110111011010111011111010100100111001101000001111010000101100101000101011000110001111111011001010010101000111000110111011101100111001101000001111101110111110100100110000110001011111011001101110101001001011001000101000110101110100100110011011111101000010011011110111000111001001100000110101100110110101101100101001111011101011110111111101101111100011000101010011000010101100011000010110111011101100010110111001111110001001111000001010101100111111101011001010011000101110110101100111101000110011001000000111110000111011101100011011010000110101110011110011000001101110111011001010111101110000111110110011110011010010100111010011111110000101010011110011010001110001011110110111110111001101001010100110000010101001100111100010101101110001101001111111101100111011010110001110001000111100110100000101011110111000001011101101011100010111010000110011110010100111010111101000001000111011110101100010000

    2302 binary digits...
    2302 is just 2 x 1151, so (assuming the digits are transcribed properly) I don't see any even groupings.

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    As hex:
    Not sure if it is a code, numeric data, or some kind of encoded characters.
    Binary-to-text encoding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Seems like a non-random pattern. For instance, within the first 50 digits we get "11111111111111" which is highly unlikely to be random.


    2 unique chars
    0 : 1053
    1 : 1249


    I wonder if it could be a binary representation of a QR Code that points us to another URL?
     
  13. rlpm

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    #13 rlpm, Feb 27, 2013
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    Привет, товарищ!

    What looks like lowercase м is actually a cursive-like script lowercase т, so it is parktronic. :wink:
    Обтекатель (спойлер) крыши
    Парктроник (два задних

    I'm not sure where I got "dome", as обтекатель literally means "fairing". So I revise my above translation to "Fairing (spoiler) roof"

    It would be crazy coincidence if this image was not related to TESLIVE, what with all the hullabaloo over parking sensors on the S. If it is related, kudos to whomever used a cursive-like script where т looks like м, to throw us off. But, the binary goop almost definitely is related, so perhaps this is not.
     
  14. jvonbokel

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    #14 jvonbokel, Feb 27, 2013
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    I started with that, but then it didn't come out to a number of chars evenly divisible by 8, which is what I was expecting, so I tried isolating the "words", as it were.

    I found 36 unique words, far less than possible with up to 10-digit binary, but still slightly more than the 26 I was hoping for. Here they are with their frequencies, in case anybody can make sense of that.

    00 9311010 18101110 801011110 2
    100 6810110 16010001 701011111 2
    1100 3401001 14010110 70100001
    0111 32111111 13010000 5010111010 1
    0110 2801010 121011111 5101111000 1
    11011 21111001 111111101 5101111001 1
    11101 21111000 1010111101 3111110000 1
    11110 20101001 911111001 31111100010 1
    10101 18101000 801011100 21111100011 1
     
  15. ElSupreme

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    It very well could be non-random. But NOT finding a long run of 1s or 0s wolud be more rare than finding a long string of them. Sorry it is ~16 minutes long.

    http://www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiolab-blog/2009/jun/29/are-we-coins/

    There is a longer version about how humans comprehend 'random'.

    http://www.radiolab.org/2009/jun/15/

    I really love this radio program. The format is very engaging to me, but annoying to many.
     
  16. rlpm

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    I also got 36 'words', but a slightly different histogram than you did:
    Code:
    cat /tmp/foo | tr " " "
    " | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
     100 00
      71 100
      38 1100
      32 0111
      31 0110
      23 11110
      23 11101
      22 11011
      19 11010
      18 10110
      18 10101
      14 01010
      14 01001
      13 111111
      12 111001
      11 111000
       9 101110
       9 101001
       8 101000
       7 010110
       7 010001
       6 1111101
       6 010000
       5 1011111
       3 11111001
       3 10111101
       2 01011111
       2 01011110
       2 01011100
       1 1111100011
       1 1111100010
       1 111110000
       1 101111001
       1 101111000
       1 010111011
       1 010111010
    
    Perhaps a Huffman coding of 26 English letters plus 10 digits? Or all 26 lowercase letters and 10 uppercase letters? And maybe some punctuation thrown in if some letters are unused?
     
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    I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I spot checked a couple and your counts seem to be more accurate.
     
  18. NigelM

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    #18 NigelM, Feb 27, 2013
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    Cпасибо. Вы говорите России лучше чем я!

    Now I got out my old technical dictionary, but it wasn't very helpful. However, note that fairing and spoiler are essentially the same thing when it comes to cars and a google image search showed up a few things like this related to roof racks:

    thfair.jpg

    So we have roof rack and parking sensor references..... Hmmmmm?

    P.S. Maybe toooo tenuous but here's a post #1039 that shows a roof rack....http://forums.thecarlounge.net/post1039
     
  19. rlpm

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    Пожалуйста! And hmmmmm, indeed!
     
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    OK, we're happy with the translations; now we need to understand the relevancy.....How about vendors at the (MacWorld-like) Teslive meet-up? You can see things like roof racks, parking sensors etc......

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    Thinking about the binary stuff...why is it centered? Has anyone tried flipping it vertically and seeing if it translates to anything that way? Or read the whole thing backwards?
     

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