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2013-10-02 10:19:37 PM
80113871
 
2013-10-02 10:25:30 PM
BR5-49
 
2013-10-02 10:35:11 PM
867-5309.
 
2013-10-02 10:39:51 PM
My phone number hasn't changed.

/5551212
 
2013-10-02 10:56:21 PM
Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine.
 
2013-10-02 11:17:16 PM
(973) BUT-TSEX?
 
2013-10-02 11:51:27 PM

Marcus Aurelius: My phone number hasn't changed.

/5551212


Wow, you have the same number I do! You must live in a different area code.
 
2013-10-02 11:51:42 PM
07700 900461
 
2013-10-02 11:52:44 PM
800-8135
 
2013-10-03 12:18:37 AM
12345

/same as my luggage combination
 
2013-10-03 12:26:52 AM
Well it starts with 11 61 4

Math people, what do the little sub numbers mean?
 
2013-10-03 01:32:08 AM

Secret Agent X23: 867-5309.


I got it.
 
2013-10-03 01:39:56 AM
...base 36. I think I got the number but I don't have a calling card to call those kangaroo humpers.
 
2013-10-03 02:53:02 AM
8011-3871, enjoy
 
2013-10-03 02:53:43 AM

jasonvatch: 80113871


I should really read the comments before posting...
 
2013-10-03 02:56:13 AM
That's "so hard that no one has managed to crack it yet"?

My god, but Australians must be farking stupid
 
2013-10-03 03:05:21 AM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: That's "so hard that no one has managed to crack it yet"?

My god, but Australians must be farking stupid


It's not even a "code", it's just a number with an annotation to denote the base.
 
2013-10-03 03:46:23 AM
DANCE MONKEY, DANCE!

thought maybe you aussies were better than us
 
2013-10-03 03:49:25 AM
1-800-EAT-SHI . . .
 
2013-10-03 03:50:50 AM
The answer is 'N Sync.
 
2013-10-03 03:51:23 AM
It's too far away to commute, and I'm not moving to Europe.
imageshack.us
 
2013-10-03 03:51:29 AM
1-800-SPANK ME
 
2013-10-03 03:57:31 AM
 
2013-10-03 04:00:48 AM
News.com.au is the Australian equivalent of ... well, think of the worst newspaper in your respective country and you might come close.  These are the guys who posted a story about a record breaking diamond ring sale on eBay and used "carrots" instead of "carats."

But anyway, you are correct:  (02) 8011 3871

Phone rings once and the answering machine tells you to leave your name and number and to email your details to a specific email addy.

They really lowered the bar on that one if that's all they could come up with.
 
2013-10-03 04:02:09 AM
guess my math is wrong--I keep getting 8016-0527
 
2013-10-03 04:02:24 AM
Pi. The answer is always pi.

img2.timeinc.net
 
2013-10-03 04:03:14 AM
Drink your Ovaltine?
 
2013-10-03 04:03:39 AM
I hope whoever cracks it first just posts the solution prominently online to teach these jabronis a lesson about overthinking things and getting too cute with their shiat.
 
2013-10-03 04:09:06 AM
rofl. figured it out in 5 seconds.
 
2013-10-03 04:11:51 AM
I let other people figure it out in seconds for me without paying them

/next steve jobs right here.
// don't have a turtleneck though
/// yes that's a circumcision joke
 
2013-10-03 04:11:55 AM
867-5309
 
2013-10-03 04:12:03 AM
867-5309?
 
2013-10-03 04:12:43 AM
Won't mean a thing at hiring time.  All they'll find are people willing to spend a few mental amperes goofing around with a puzzle.  At best, they'll get someone who will skive off all day surfing crossword puzzle sites and luminosity.com.  More likely, they'll find someone with an autism spectrum disorder who will insist he's a good driver and make precipitous exits from meetings because it's ten minutes to wapner.
 
2013-10-03 04:23:45 AM

yusyusyus: rofl. figured it out in 5 seconds.


Yeah, me too.  lets check our answers.  What did you get?
 
2013-10-03 04:23:56 AM

tillerman35: Won't mean a thing at hiring time.  All they'll find are people willing to spend a few mental amperes goofing around with a puzzle.  At best, they'll get someone who will skive off all day surfing crossword puzzle sites and luminosity.com.  More likely, they'll find someone with an autism spectrum disorder who will insist he's a good driver and make precipitous exits from meetings because it's ten minutes to wapner.


This isn't much of a puzzle to anyone who understands the notation. And solving it is so simple that once you know what the subscript "36" means, it is a one liner in python.

Basically, if this is the "test", it is pathetic anyway and just a publicity stunt. Or maybe an indication of a really bad field in software engineering.
 
2013-10-03 04:31:11 AM

jasonvatch: 80113871


Yeah. It took me about 10 seconds to realise that the 36 subscript meant base-36 and another 20 seconds to google a base-36 converter.

I guess the reason that they believe "no one has managed to crack it yet." is that anyone with an IQ high enough (probably about 90) doesn't want to work for the type of twat who thinks that's a brain teaser.

Or maybe plenty of people have called and the business just wanted some free publicity. I guess none of the journalists could figure it out.
 
2013-10-03 04:34:08 AM
This has much more to do with marketing than HR.
 
2013-10-03 04:38:19 AM

spamdog: This has much more to do with marketing than HR.


media.tumblr.com

Puffinstuff??
 
2013-10-03 04:39:44 AM
base 36

converter here

http://www.translatorscafe.com/cafe/units-converter/numbers/calculato r /decimal-to-base-36/
 
2013-10-03 04:41:18 AM
Well, now that everyone knows the number, I think we should get everyone on Fark to call it and order a pizza.
 
2013-10-03 04:42:16 AM
I refuse to believe there is a single person even remotely qualified to work as a software engineer that didn't figure out that "code" in under a second and calculated the phone number in the 10 additional seconds it took to google a javascript base converter.
 
2013-10-03 04:43:49 AM

Ghryswald: News.com.au is the Australian equivalent of ... well, think of the worst newspaper in your respective country and you might come close.  These are the guys who posted a story about a record breaking diamond ring sale on eBay and used "carrots" instead of "carats."


It's a Murdoch website, so it is comparable to the worst news source(s) in my country.

/not a math person, still managed to figure out the number (had to use an online converter to decimal, because, well, not a math person)
//if the job's in Australia, what's the point of the country code? When I was living there I don't recall having to dial the country code when calling my ISP in Sydney from Perth...
 
2013-10-03 04:46:59 AM
Rarely does an article manage to hurt my brain. Thank you, Subby.

/majored in English
 
2013-10-03 04:56:26 AM
Well if these guys are so smart, they should have stopped Hitler when they had a chance
 
2013-10-03 05:05:01 AM

Paris1127: It's a Murdoch website, so it is comparable to the worst news source(s) in my country.


Murdoch websites are pretty much the worst new sources in any country.
 
2013-10-03 05:11:30 AM

Ghryswald: They really lowered the bar on that one if that's all they could come up with.


This isn't so much a filtering mechanism as a publicity stunt that looks like it worked spectacularly.
 
2013-10-03 05:15:21 AM

chrylis: Ghryswald: They really lowered the bar on that one if that's all they could come up with.

This isn't so much a filtering mechanism as a publicity stunt that looks like it worked spectacularly.


Or maybe this company owns several base converter websites and is, even now, raking in extra ad revenue.
 
2013-10-03 05:22:18 AM

yusyusyus: it is a one liner in python.


Lisp also.
 
2013-10-03 05:24:40 AM
I felt like a genius until I got to the comments here. 

Thanks for keeping my ego down, Fark.

//Not sarcasm.
 
2013-10-03 05:26:13 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Pi. The answer is always pi.


No, you moron--the answer is obviously always cheesecake...which is sort of like pie. A very large slice, drizzled with caramel and chocolate, with pecans and whipped cream.

/I sound fat
//Also a fan of chocolate cream pie, French silk pie, and meat pies
///From Louisiana, which explains the meat pies...
 
2013-10-03 05:27:02 AM
I'm not very smart, so it's probably for the best that I won't get the job.
 
2013-10-03 05:31:39 AM
python
>>> int("1BP49B", base=36)
80113871

If that's a complex problem in their company, then I don't want to work there.
 
2013-10-03 05:47:07 AM
3272153
 
2013-10-03 05:48:42 AM
Of all the days for me to lose my decoder ring...
 
2013-10-03 05:48:56 AM
Simple base conversion.  Kinda obvious.  They even put the base right there.

From the article:  "The only problem is it's so tough, no one has managed to crack it yet."

It's Australia, so I assume that all attempts at "cracking" the "code" involved punching the guy who put up the flier.
 
2013-10-03 05:51:23 AM

ModernLuddite: I felt like a genius until I got to the comments here. 

Thanks for keeping my ego down, Fark.

//Not sarcasm.


There's a difference between intelligence and knowledge.  It's a completely brainless question for someone who knows what the subscript notation means, and a very hard question for someone who doesn't happen to know about number bases.
 
2013-10-03 05:58:20 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Pi. The answer is always pi.

[img2.timeinc.net image 400x400]


967-1111

s10.postimg.org
 
2013-10-03 05:59:03 AM

Mugato:

...base 36. I think I got the number but I don't have a calling card to call those kangaroo humpers.
If you just converted from base 36, that's not it.  I called.
 
2013-10-03 06:12:08 AM

spamdog: This has much more to do with marketing than HR.


Definitely, yeah. Still, I'm kinda surprised more companies don't use an online test to weed out or select applicants. It'd make more sense than the current practice of having software scan resumes for buzzwords.
 
2013-10-03 06:15:19 AM

GeneralJim:

Mugato: ...base 36. I think I got the number but I don't have a calling card to call those kangaroo humpers.

If you just converted from base 36, that's not it.  I called.
Yeah, and I also mis-calculated it the first time.  RPN calculators are almost as quick as Googling a converter -- but there's more room for error, I discovered.
 
2013-10-03 06:19:44 AM

dookdookdook: ModernLuddite: I felt like a genius until I got to the comments here. 

Thanks for keeping my ego down, Fark.

//Not sarcasm.

There's a difference between intelligence and knowledge.  It's a completely brainless question for someone who knows what the subscript notation means, and a very hard question for someone who doesn't happen to know about number bases.


Well, please explain me then.  I figured it was base 36, and then went straight to trying to figure the rest out, without immediately looking for an ON-LINE converter.  Just damn.  What a maroon.
 
2013-10-03 06:51:13 AM

jasonvatch: 80113871


base 36 sure
but that looks to be too many digits?
 
2013-10-03 06:55:05 AM

GeneralJim: Mugato: ...base 36. I think I got the number but I don't have a calling card to call those kangaroo humpers.If you just converted from base 36, that's not it.  I called.


The (02) in only used for in-country calls. From overseas you ignore the 0. From the US, 011 61 2 8011 3871 should be a Sidney phone number.
 
2013-10-03 06:58:17 AM

bindlestiff2600: jasonvatch: 80113871

base 36 sure
but that looks to be too many digits?


Not for Australia. They have 8-digit phone numbers.

/9484-1080
 
2013-10-03 06:59:01 AM

dookdookdook: ModernLuddite: I felt like a genius until I got to the comments here. 

Thanks for keeping my ego down, Fark.

//Not sarcasm.

There's a difference between intelligence and knowledge.  It's a completely brainless question for someone who knows what the subscript notation means, and a very hard question for someone who doesn't happen to know about number bases.


How about if you didn`t know it was base 36 but figured it out anyway?

I know what a power looks like and it wasn`t one of those so I figured it might be like Hex because it had letters and we needed numbers and there was a number 36 so I figures that must be how high the numbers go so I counted on my fingers...
hex is 123456789abcdef
36 might be 123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxz
B=11
P=25

1BP49B
1
11
25
4
9
11
is 11+(36*9)+(362*4)+(363*25)+(364*11)+(365*1)
which is 80113871

I must say I am not surprised no people from Oz have figured it out. They are another "we are the best country in the world" crowd. Stupid stupid stupid.
 
2013-10-03 06:59:03 AM

bindlestiff2600: jasonvatch: 80113871

base 36 sure
but that looks to be too many digits?


never mind
oops
 
2013-10-03 07:00:12 AM
I guess the question is "Are you smart enough to figure this out and still dumb enough to work for us"
 
2013-10-03 07:02:36 AM

danielscissorhands: Rarely does an article manage to hurt my brain. Thank you, Subby.

/majored in English


No snark at all here but can I ask what you do for a living? Went to school as an English major but didn't finish. As I got older I realized I wanted to finish a degree but am questioning the career opportunities made available with an English major
 
2013-10-03 07:02:40 AM
1/2 snark

im guessing that aus education system is very big on memorization
(in such an environment - comprehension can be a detriment)
 
2013-10-03 07:07:39 AM

WordyGrrl: spamdog: This has much more to do with marketing than HR.

Definitely, yeah. Still, I'm kinda surprised more companies don't use an online test to weed out or select applicants. It'd make more sense than the current practice of having software scan resumes for buzzwords.


But this would require someone to know what the job involved, companies don't do that anymore
 
2013-10-03 07:10:49 AM
I found posters on flickriver in Australia that have that number on them.
 
2013-10-03 07:20:16 AM

Bill Evans at Mariposa: yusyusyus: it is a one liner in python.

Lisp also.


It ith a one liner in python.

/Also, concur on the solution.
 
2013-10-03 07:20:52 AM
How hard could this be if the first farker in the Boobies got it?
 
2013-10-03 07:23:35 AM
They have nerf guns! Ask a 5th grader.
 
2013-10-03 07:24:15 AM

dittybopper: Bill Evans at Mariposa: yusyusyus: it is a one liner in python.

Lisp also.

It ith a one liner in python.

/Also, concur on the solution.


LOOOOL
 
2013-10-03 07:26:55 AM
dittybopper
How hard could this be if the first farker in the Boobies got it?


spamdog
This has much more to do with marketing than HR.


"So far nobody has cracked our code" certainly works a lot better as a press release than "So far nobody has looked at our website".
 
2013-10-03 07:27:18 AM

WordyGrrl: spamdog: This has much more to do with marketing than HR.

Definitely, yeah. Still, I'm kinda surprised more companies don't use an online test to weed out or select applicants. It'd make more sense than the current practice of having software scan resumes for buzzwords.


The problem with that approach, as this thread shows, is that as soon as you put something like that online, a bunch of people who have no interest whatsoever in the job are going to figure it out and post the answers.
 
2013-10-03 07:34:10 AM

dittybopper: WordyGrrl: spamdog: This has much more to do with marketing than HR.

Definitely, yeah. Still, I'm kinda surprised more companies don't use an online test to weed out or select applicants. It'd make more sense than the current practice of having software scan resumes for buzzwords.

The problem with that approach, as this thread shows, is that as soon as you put something like that online, a bunch of people who have no interest whatsoever in the job are going to figure it out and post the answers.


Perfect example of that:   The GCHQ Contest Fark thread.
 
2013-10-03 07:40:36 AM
I'm going to start leaving that number on the wall of the bathroom stall. Instead of 7147814636.
 
2013-10-03 07:40:41 AM
You all suck. No hire!
6102111254911
 
2013-10-03 07:52:10 AM
Canberra is a little too "middle of nowhere"for my tastes
 
2013-10-03 07:54:05 AM
 
2013-10-03 08:11:02 AM
Move to that land of perverts who lock their daughters up in the basement?

NO THANKS!
 
2013-10-03 08:11:46 AM

Secret Agent X23: 867-5309.


Is that you Jenny?
 
2013-10-03 08:15:49 AM

lobotomy survivor: python
>>> int("1BP49B", base=36)
80113871

If that's a complex problem in their company, then I don't want to work there.


 THIS.

//Goes back to my matrix math...
 
2013-10-03 08:16:07 AM
fark you guys...

resources0.news.com.au

You can't even design a farking piece of paper so that there is a gap of blank on the end of each tab so that when people pull off the number, the first few characters don't become dissociated.

Idiots.
 
2013-10-03 08:25:12 AM
tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com
Are you dialling every number in the area?
 
2013-10-03 08:29:39 AM
At least this one is solvable.

The ADF did the same thing by advertising an equation that needed to be solved to reveal a phone number, only they printed the ads with a typo, making the equation impossible to solve.
 
2013-10-03 08:33:04 AM

jasonvatch: 80113871


yep. Base36. Make sure you use proper international numbers.
 
2013-10-03 08:35:23 AM
0118 999 881 99 9119 725 3
 
2013-10-03 08:35:47 AM

Notabunny: 867-5309


real phone number in Antigonish. Buddy can't understand why he get's hundreds of calls every September

/StFX
 
2013-10-03 08:37:03 AM

cajunns: Canberra is a little too "middle of nowhere"for my tastes


Well, technically, so is Australia.
 
2013-10-03 08:39:25 AM
The number is 555-1239. Ask for "Amanda Huggankiss".
 
2013-10-03 08:43:33 AM
212-736-5000
 
2013-10-03 08:45:44 AM
Not as good as the air force one
 
2013-10-03 08:49:58 AM

HailRobonia: The number is 555-1239. Ask for "Amanda Huggankiss".


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-03 08:55:02 AM

WordyGrrl: spamdog: This has much more to do with marketing than HR.

Definitely, yeah. Still, I'm kinda surprised more companies don't use an online test to weed out or select applicants. It'd make more sense than the current practice of having software scan resumes for buzzwords.


Q1) Why are manhole covers round?
A) Because manholes are round

Q2) How would you figure out how many gas stations there are in the USA?
A) Google "how many gas stations are there in the USA?" [First result- "There are 168,000 retail locations in the U.S. that sell fuel to the public."]

Q3) How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?
A) Um, does this situation come up often at this job? Because...

Q4) How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?
A) This is a tech job, not a window washing job.

Q5) Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco
A) ... and it's not a civil planning job, either.

Q6) You are shrunk to the height of a nickel...
A) ... nor is this creative writing class in high school. Call me if you want to discuss my actual qualifications for this job. Goodbye.
 
2013-10-03 08:55:05 AM
Call the first 8 digits after the decimal period of the sum(p prime, 1/(p log(p)).
 
2013-10-03 08:59:18 AM
I'm pretty sure this has already been solved by a telemarketer.
 
2013-10-03 09:00:48 AM
paponerd.com
 
2013-10-03 09:13:16 AM

maram500: Danger Avoid Death: Pi. The answer is always pi.

No, you moron--the answer is obviously always cheesecake...which is sort of like pie. A very large slice, drizzled with caramel and chocolate, with pecans and whipped cream.

/I sound fat
//Also a fan of chocolate cream pie, French silk pie, and meat pies
///From Louisiana, which explains the meat pies...


Since it involved math and computers, I automatically defaulted to my son-in-law. He's the tech wizard in this mob.

However, in spite of what mathematicians have been teaching all these years....

Pie are ROUND

Cobbler are SQUARE

Cakes can be either, or
 
2013-10-03 09:13:28 AM
Should we ask for Jenny?
 
2013-10-03 09:15:46 AM
www.roguesynapse.com
 
2013-10-03 09:31:46 AM

Secret Agent X23: 867-5309.


Who can I turn to?
 
2013-10-03 09:41:30 AM

fredklein: Q3) How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?
A) Um, does this situation come up often at this job? Because...


I see some practical joke applications for this one.
 
2013-10-03 09:46:55 AM
That's the first thing I thought of but I keep getting "invalid input" when I use the converter. WTF?
 
2013-10-03 09:49:05 AM
0118 999 881 999 119 725 3
 
GBB
2013-10-03 10:01:38 AM
www.wallsave.com
Sheldon: This is the algorithm I've come up with to solve the puzzle of the encrypted phone number to an Australian start-up.
Penny: Wouldn't it just be easier to Google it?
 
2013-10-03 10:10:25 AM
Since I majored in Jazz Appreciation with a minor in Groovy Chicks In Far-out Miniskirts, would you accept a drawing of how the number I think it is makes me feel?
 
2013-10-03 10:14:44 AM
The phone number +61(02)64577414

Took me about 40 seconds.

36^5 + 2*36^4 + 16*36^3 + 4*36^2 + 9*36 + 2

Child's play.
 
2013-10-03 10:30:27 AM
I really hate when people say they are looking for a software engineer when they actually want a computer scientist.  Pretty sure I wouldn't want to work for a software shop that doesn't know the difference.
 
2013-10-03 10:52:29 AM

GBB: [www.wallsave.com image 850x531]
Sheldon: This is the algorithm I've come up with to solve the puzzle of the encrypted phone number to an Australian start-up.
Penny: Wouldn't it just be easier to Google it?


So why would he need to use Feynman diagrams for that?
 
2013-10-03 10:54:42 AM

Barnstormer: The phone number +61(02)64577414

Took me about 40 seconds.

36^5 + 2*36^4 + 16*36^3 + 4*36^2 + 9*36 + 2

Child's play.


Forgot to add 9 to your letter digits, dude. B36 = 11 (not 2) and P36 = 25 (not 16).

Child's play for kids with 36 fingers.
 
2013-10-03 11:28:36 AM

Born to Die: Barnstormer: The phone number +61(02)64577414

Took me about 40 seconds.

36^5 + 2*36^4 + 16*36^3 + 4*36^2 + 9*36 + 2

Child's play.

Forgot to add 9 to your letter digits, dude. B36 = 11 (not 2) and P36 = 25 (not 16).

Child's play for kids with 36 fingers.



Knew I did something wrong. I was in a hurry to go to an Obamacare meeting.
 
2013-10-03 11:37:42 AM
1 (800) ABU-SEME

simple. Toll Free, but they put you on hold forever.
 
2013-10-03 11:40:07 AM
80113871
 
2013-10-03 12:38:50 PM

GBB: [www.wallsave.com image 850x531]
Sheldon: This is the algorithm I've come up with to solve the puzzle of the encrypted phone number to an Australian start-up.
Penny: Wouldn't it just be easier to Google it?


yes.. an intelligent person who may not even be any good at math can probably figure this out in 5 seconds if he has internet and a smart phone LOL

80113871 decimal = 1BP49B base-36
 
2013-10-03 12:46:13 PM
5318008
 
2013-10-03 01:15:54 PM
OU812?
 
2013-10-03 01:32:17 PM
Your mom?
 
2013-10-03 02:43:32 PM

dittybopper: dittybopper: WordyGrrl: spamdog: This has much more to do with marketing than HR.

Definitely, yeah. Still, I'm kinda surprised more companies don't use an online test to weed out or select applicants. It'd make more sense than the current practice of having software scan resumes for buzzwords.

The problem with that approach, as this thread shows, is that as soon as you put something like that online, a bunch of people who have no interest whatsoever in the job are going to figure it out and post the answers.

Perfect example of that:   The GCHQ Contest Fark thread.


That was an awesome thread, and evidence that there are a lot of clever Farkers with all kinds of talents. And several of these talented individuals are seeking employment. I'd happily help some Farker get a job in exchange for a sixer of good beer. Or a good reference.

And yes, for an online test to work, the company would have to require individual registration, submission of a resume and some other safeguards rather that just throwing the entire quiz up on a publicly-viewable dot com.
 
2013-10-03 03:56:33 PM

lobotomy survivor: python
>>> int("1BP49B", base=36)
80113871

If that's a complex problem in their company, then I don't want to work there.


It's not meant to be some Myst-quality puzzle. It's only to filter out the stupid people who only have a degree in burgerflipology.

Do you know how many people with barely a HS education try to apply for a job at IT firms?

A few years back, the small IT company I work for was looking to hire a new office manager. Half the people that applied didn't even have basic typing skills. Half of the ones that could type, had never used a computer for anything other than Facebook and email. This wasn't even tech-heavy position, and yet we had to scour 100+ applications just to find someone who'd even *heard* of basic office stuff like Quickbooks.
 
2013-10-03 04:06:09 PM
+61 (02) 1847-5776

Enjoy your new job.

/base 36 FTW
 
2013-10-03 04:23:14 PM

lobotomy survivor: If that's a complex problem in their company, then I don't want to work there.

 
2013-10-03 04:25:34 PM
More than likely this number just leads you to a setup for a mugging/murderer from Craigslist I bet!
 
2013-10-03 04:35:27 PM
0118 999 881 999 119 725..... 3
 
2013-10-03 08:21:45 PM

MarkEC:

GeneralJim: Mugato: ...base 36. I think I got the number but I don't have a calling card to call those kangaroo humpers.

If you just converted from base 36, that's not it.  I called.

The (02) in only used for in-country calls. From overseas you ignore the 0. From the US, 011 61 2 8011 3871 should be a Sidney phone number.

+61 02 8011 3871  Reached the answering machine with Skype.
 
2013-10-03 08:35:18 PM
Okay, for the lulz, I phoned, and +61 02 8011 3871  Reached the answering machine (using Skype.)

Now, the hard part.  The message was a crappy robo-voice synth, giving me an additional e-mail address to which to send more information.   Has anybody decoded the e-mail address?
 
2013-10-03 10:10:55 PM

Hagbardr: 0118 999 881 99 9119 725 3


Uzzah: 0118 999 881 999 119 725..... 3


It did have a catchy jingle, though.
 
2013-10-04 06:34:21 AM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: That's "so hard that no one has managed to crack it yet"?

My god, but Australians must be farking stupid


Nope. We just wouldn't dream of working with tossers like these.
 
2013-10-04 06:54:06 AM

cranium: guess my math is wrong--I keep getting 8016-0527


P = 25, not 26.
 
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