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(Mirror.co.uk)   If you can crack this code you could be the next James Bond: AWVLI QIQVT QOSQO ELGCV IIQWD LCUQE EOENN WWOAO LTDNU QTGAW TSMDO QTLAO QSDCH PQQIQ DQQTQ OOTUD BNIQH BHHTD UTEET FDUEA UMORE SQEQE MLTME TIREC LICAI QATUN QRALT ENEIN RKG   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 186
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2013-09-11 04:00:23 PM
Done in one.
 
2013-09-11 04:01:23 PM
JUSTIN BAILEY
______ ______
 
2013-09-11 04:04:33 PM
Even Google can't translate it. It must be unbreakable.
 
2013-09-11 04:07:06 PM
Bruce Willis was alright in this movie, but it's not his traditional character.
 
2013-09-11 04:09:00 PM
TOO MANY SECRETS
 
2013-09-11 04:09:20 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: That's not a code. It's Welsh.


Even with the highly frequent occurrence of the letter L in Welsh substitute chipers nobody understands a lick what they are talking about.
 
2013-09-11 04:10:26 PM
ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXPECT EUROPA ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE
 
2013-09-11 04:10:45 PM
Pricipal . Caught sayof school that has stoped Handstandsing " See, told ya so" Is He dead or not. CNN Says yes. St. Pete Times Looking for chads -OR- "hello, I am write single to salute and wait for answer again
 
2013-09-11 04:12:19 PM
Counts for the lazy:

A : 8
C : 5
B : 2
E : 14
D : 8
G : 3
F : 1
I : 10
H : 4
K : 1
J : 0
M : 4
L : 8
O : 10
N : 7
Q : 20
P : 1
S : 4
R : 4
U : 7
T : 14
W : 5
V : 3
Y : 0
X : 0
Z : 0

This actually does seem to support Markie_Farkie's theory.  Except for Q, the frequencies are about what would be expected in English.
 
2013-09-11 04:12:27 PM

markie_farkie: Anyone got more time to go back and look at it similarly??


Last 11 letters spell "eternal king" when re-arranged.
 
2013-09-11 04:12:29 PM

markie_farkie: I don't think it's encrypted or otherwise coded with anything special other than some eye-fooling tricks.

If you take out the spacing and dump the Q letters (Decoys) then words start appearing all in dyslexic and misspelled forms..

I wish i had more time to work on this.. I spent about 20 minutes inbetween real tasks and this is what I came up with so far:

A

WIL

TO

SOELV

DCUEEOENNW

WOAOLTD

NUTGAWTSMDOTLAOSDCHPID

TO

OBTAIN

HBHHTDUTEETFDUEAUMORESEEMLT

MATRICULATE

I

NICE

RANK

IN

LETERING


Anyone got more time to go back and look at it similarly??


I think a the double letters are decoys and some of the Q's are legit.  Let me spend some time.
 
2013-09-11 04:12:46 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: That's not a code. It's Welsh.


You get a smart AND a funny.
 
2013-09-11 04:13:27 PM
Boy, are you guys dumb! You guys are so dumb. I got this thing all figured out.

 rockinconservative.files.wordpress.com

/hot, like global thermal nuclear war
 
2013-09-11 04:14:18 PM
Oh, sorry about the order.  Used a dict, my bad.
 
2013-09-11 04:14:42 PM
I like all kinds of Astronomy, including Setec
 
2013-09-11 04:19:06 PM

meat0918: I think a the double letters are decoys and some of the Q's are legit. Let me spend some time.


My thoughts too.. I was scanning it quickly to see if there was any possible rule-based reason for the Q being there (Strike previous or next letter) or be legit, but ran out of time to dig..
 
2013-09-11 04:19:18 PM
Also, if you just own the site and steal the answers, do you get extra credit?
 
2013-09-11 04:19:59 PM

xenomorpheus: I like all kinds of Astronomy, including Setec


Still the greatest movie about codes, ever.
 
2013-09-11 04:21:18 PM
Oh and I think the code is being put out there to be used along these lines:

www.blastr.com
 
2013-09-11 04:22:42 PM

markie_farkie: I don't think it's encrypted or otherwise coded with anything special other than some eye-fooling tricks.

If you take out the spacing and dump the Q letters (Decoys) then words start appearing all in dyslexic and misspelled forms..


You may be on to something. If you pull out the Q's, the frequency distribution is exactly what you'd expect for English.

As an additional clue, minus those Qs, it's 123 characters, which is 41*3.
 
2013-09-11 04:26:10 PM
Oh, don't forget this is British English, so their might be some "OUs" where Americans use "O"
 
2013-09-11 04:39:47 PM
PQQIQ DQQTQ is the name of my Ramones cover band.
 
2013-09-11 04:42:23 PM
Ilikekillingpeopleitismorefunthankillingwildgameintheforrestbecauseman isthemostdangerousanimalanpeterdinklageisgoingtoreplacenicknackasscara mangasassistant
 
2013-09-11 04:46:12 PM
www.bitboost.com
 
2013-09-11 04:54:49 PM
If you remove the single Q's the last part seems to look like a jumble of Alan Turing. I don't know why but I see that.
 
2013-09-11 04:57:41 PM
AWVLI QIQVT QOSQO ELGCV IIQWD LCUQE EOENN WWOAO LTDNU QTGAW TSMDO QTLAO QSDCH PQQIQ DQQTQ OOTUD BNIQH BHHTD UTEET FDUEA UMORE SQEQE MLTME TIREC LICAI QATUN QRALT ENEIN RKG

I think there's a God Mode cheat, keys & full ammo, full map, not sure if there's a clipping code someone help me.
 
2013-09-11 05:02:01 PM
....eat...

...at...

...joes...
 
2013-09-11 05:04:41 PM
Bs are under represented. Qs over represented. The easiest way to solve it would be to tattoo those letters on your face and hold the cypher up to a mirror. Pressing your nose to the mirror, sing the message backwards and then smoke a bit of crack. Viola.
 
2013-09-11 05:06:57 PM

markie_farkie: Oh and I think the code is being put out there to be used along these lines:

[www.blastr.com image 550x319]



I thought it was in a puzzle book...

media1.break.com
 
2013-09-11 05:22:51 PM
I'm looking at it.
 
2013-09-11 05:24:37 PM

Loucifer: Bs are under represented. Qs over represented. The easiest way to solve it would be to tattoo those letters on your face and hold the cypher up to a mirror. Pressing your nose to the mirror, sing the message backwards and then smoke a bit of crack. Viola. Cello.


FTFY
 
2013-09-11 05:56:29 PM
IF YOU DON'T EAT YOUR MEAT, YOU CAN'T HAVE ANY PUDDING.
 
2013-09-11 06:00:03 PM

Relatively Obscure: It's a URL.


Maybe link shorteners that go to web pages with the clues.
 
2013-09-11 06:00:48 PM
So, a polybius square broken down into 5 letter columns to confuse initial efforts?
 
2013-09-11 06:02:54 PM
IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU CAN BECOME A SECRETARY AND GET A GOOD JOB
 
2013-09-11 06:03:29 PM
I typed in the code and suddenly I have a chainsaw, every weapon known to man, plenty of ammo, the ability to walk through walls, and am impervious to all harm.
 
2013-09-11 06:07:53 PM
Almost all the letters are decoys. It spells, over intervals:


A S S A N D D I C K
 
2013-09-11 06:16:47 PM
rosebud?
 
2013-09-11 06:35:53 PM

Theaetetus: markie_farkie: I don't think it's encrypted or otherwise coded with anything special other than some eye-fooling tricks.

If you take out the spacing and dump the Q letters (Decoys) then words start appearing all in dyslexic and misspelled forms..

You may be on to something. If you pull out the Q's, the frequency distribution is exactly what you'd expect for English.

As an additional clue, minus those Qs, it's 123 characters, which is 41*3.


If you include the Q's, it's 143 characters, which is 11*13.  That's two primes, and to me that suggests some sort of transposition with the Qs as nulls or word separators.

/Had to stop for dinner.
 
2013-09-11 06:40:10 PM

MadMattressMack: FTFA: "Winners could be following in the prestigious footsteps of computer pioneer Alan Turing"

[sfcitizen.com image 450x268]

I don't like where those ended.


Came in to say this.  "Winners could be following in the prestigious footsteps of computer pioneer Alan Turing", including being thrown in prison and prosecuted for being gay, forced into hormone treatments to straighten them out, and ending up very, very dead.

Umm... No, thanks.
 
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2013-09-11 06:47:35 PM

SansNeural: FTA: "Winners could be following in the prestigious footsteps of computer pioneer Alan Turing"

and wind up being prosecuted for being gay then killing myself?  No thanks.


Don't forget the chemical castration!
 
2013-09-11 06:47:39 PM
A salary of 60,000 Sterling is under $100,000.

"Spies" get paid crap in the U.K. apparently.
 
2013-09-11 07:06:56 PM

dittybopper: Theaetetus: markie_farkie: I don't think it's encrypted or otherwise coded with anything special other than some eye-fooling tricks.

If you take out the spacing and dump the Q letters (Decoys) then words start appearing all in dyslexic and misspelled forms..

You may be on to something. If you pull out the Q's, the frequency distribution is exactly what you'd expect for English.

As an additional clue, minus those Qs, it's 123 characters, which is 41*3.

If you include the Q's, it's 143 characters, which is 11*13.  That's two primes, and to me that suggests some sort of transposition with the Qs as nulls or word separators.

/Had to stop for dinner.


Remove Q's, and then anagramize among the word islands

AWVLII  TO SOLVE GCVII   CLUE ONE, ONE WOULD WANT


...and that's as far as I got
 
2013-09-11 07:15:36 PM
AWVLIQIQVTQOS
QOELGCVIIQWDL
CUQEEOENNWWOA
OLTDNUQTGAWTS
MDOQTLAOQSDCH
PQQIQDQQTQOOT
UDBNIQHBHHTDU
TEETFDUEAUMOR
ESQEQEMLTMETI
RECLICAIQATUN
QRALTENEINRKG


Read the columns downward, starting at the first one and going to the right.  The Q's are spaces between the words.

/What do I win?
//I've already done SIGINT, what else you got?
 
2013-09-11 07:17:25 PM
Hopefully, I've redeemed my intellectual credentials on Fark, after my little NPR thread this morning.
 
2013-09-11 07:34:23 PM
A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human www.metro.co.uk/turing?
 
2013-09-11 07:35:31 PM

Jekylman: Remove Q's, and then anagramize among the word islands

AWVLII  TO SOLVE GCVII   CLUE ONE, ONE WOULD WANT


...and that's as far as I got


You were headed in the wrong direction.  It's a simple 13 column, 11 row transposition cipher with the Q's acting as nulls:

AWVLIQIQVTQOS
QOELGCVIIQWDL
CUQEEOENNWWOA
OLTDNUQTGAWTS
MDOQTLAOQSDCH
PQQIQDQQTQOOT
UDBNIQHBHHTDU
TEETFDUEAUMOR
ESQEQEMLTMETI
RECLICAIQATUN
QRALTENEINRKG


Becomes this:

AWVLI I VT OS
 OELGCVII WDL
CU EEOENNWWOA
OLTDNU TGAWTS
MDO TLAO SDCH
P  I D  T OOT
UDBNI HBHHTDU
TEETFDUEAUMOR
ES E EMLTMETI
RECLICAI ATUN
 RALTENEINRKG


Reading the columns down, from left to right, you get:

A COMPUTER WOULD DESERVE TO BE CALLED INTELLIGENT IF IT COULD DECEIVE A HUMAN INTO BELIEVING THAT IT WAS HUMAN WWW DOT METRO DOT CO DOT UK SLASH TURING
 
2013-09-11 07:40:38 PM

netweavr: A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human www.metro.co.uk/turing?


That's it.

It actually stymied me a bit because I'm not used to working with transposition ciphers, but two things clued me in, both from  Theaetetus:

You may be on to something. If you pull out the Q's, the frequency distribution is exactly what you'd expect for English.

As an additional clue, minus those Qs, it's 123 characters, which is 41*3.


Pulling the Q's gives the right frequency distribution for English, but Theaetetus made the mistake of pulling them when checking the factors.  When I saw the factor thing, combined with the distribution, it made me think "TRANSPOSITION!".
 
2013-09-11 07:41:55 PM
Sometimes my fellow farkers impress the hell out of me.

This is one of those times.
 
2013-09-11 07:43:19 PM

netweavr: A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human www.metro.co.uk/turing?


It takes you to challenge two.
 
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