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(KnoxNews)   "I'm at the foot of the ladder"   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Waters, Broadcasting, Powell High School, Powell, Tennessee, San Jose Semaphore, Audio file format, orange LED circles, Circle  
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2495 clicks; posted to Geek » on 19 Mar 2017 at 7:57 AM (30 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2017-03-19 07:28:11 AM  
That guy is way too smart to be teaching high school. If he gets cancer he'll be selling meth in no time.
2017-03-19 07:33:55 AM
2017-03-19 07:51:28 AM  
I'm fascinated by math and physics, but I generally suck at math more advanced than algebra. Assuming I stumbled onto a solution, this pretty much would be my method:
2017-03-19 08:09:33 AM  
all that for a trial version of adobe
2017-03-19 09:16:09 AM  
Atop a building at Adobe's World Headquarters in San Jose, Calif., four orange LED circles shifted every 7.2 seconds, broadcasting a looping, encrypted message that remained unsolved for four years

But enough about the PDF format!
2017-03-19 10:44:09 AM  
i've been working on the railroad
2017-03-19 10:49:02 AM  
Was that the original audio file, or the one that was broadcast to the world?  The original file had a little echo because the sound stage microphones weren't calibrated correctly by the audio engineer.

/ The same sound guy also screwed up the processing on "That's one small step for a man..." so the broadcast version dropped the word "a"
2017-03-19 10:50:38 AM  
"Adobe planned on rewarding Waters with a one-year subscription to its Creative Cloud software"

Maybe that's why it went unsolved for 4+ years...
2017-03-19 01:08:36 PM  
The prize was adobe software?
2017-03-20 09:16:02 AM  

BumpInTheNight: The prize was adobe software?

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Well he got 40 x the software and the really valuable thing: a 3d printer!
So those high school kids can start printing their own penis shapes instead of doodling them in their notebooks.

Seriously though good on the teacher to negotiate a better prize.
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