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A series of challenges designed to stimulate the mind. Prizes will be given to the person who correctly answers each of the quizzes. Prizes will be a flagbox of the winner's choosing.

Quiz 1

01110011 00001101 00001010 01100110 00001101 00001010 01101101 00001101 00001010 01100001 00001101 00001010 01110100 01110100 00001101 00001010 01110100 01100110 00001101 00001010 01110100 01100001 00001101 00001010 01110100 01101001 00001101 00001010 01110011 01100110 00001101 00001010 01110011 01101001 00001101 00001010 01100110 01110100 00001101 00001010 01100110 01100001 00001101 00001010 01110001 01110100 00001101 00001010 01110001 01100110 00001101 00001010 01110001 01100001 00001101 00001010 01101101 01100110 00001101 00001010 01101101 01101001 00001101 00001010 01101110 01110100 00001101 00001010 01101110 01100001 00001101 00001010 01100001 01110100 00001101 00001010 01100001 01100110 00001101 00001010 01100001 01101001 00001101 00001010 01111010 01100110 00001101 00001010 01111010 01101001 00001101 00001010 01101001 01100001 00001101 00001010 01110100 01110101 01110100 00001101 00001010 00101011 01101101 01101101 00100000 01110001 01110011 00100111 00100000 01101001 00100010 00101100 00100000 00101011 01100110 01100001 00100000 01100110 01100001 00100111 00100000 01110011 01100110 00100010

Who are the Architects?

Quiz 1 (Guesses)

sfmatttftatisfsiftfaqtqfqamfmintnaatafaizfziiatut+mm qs' i", +fa fa' sf" is what your binary translate to...Not really helping... --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 18:01, 28 October 2010 (BST)

Very good. You can translate binary. You didn't think it would be that easy though, did you? (BTW you may want to try a different binary translator as it seems to have removed spaces in important places) ~ 18:23, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Actually, that might have been my fault. I got spaces, but i deleted them... >_< --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 18:24, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Tsk tsk. ~ 18:34, 28 October 2010 (BST)

s

f

m

a

tt

tf

ta

ti

sf

si

ft

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qt

qf

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mf

mi

nt

na

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tut

+mm qs' i”, +fa fa' sf”

Is what came out for me.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 18:40, 28 October 2010 (BST)

I've got the longitude, but the latitude looks odd.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 18:49, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Going to make an arbitrary guess of Lamar Institute of Technology, but I can't work out who the architect was.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 18:55, 28 October 2010 (BST)
I'm afraid that's not even close. But congratulations on discovering the geographic coordinate part of this puzzle. The final step may be....difficult. ~ 19:00, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Is the longtitude 61 61' 196”?--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 19:03, 28 October 2010 (BST)
No. I have discovered a typo, however. The last line should translate to +mm qm' i”, +fa fa' sf” ~ 19:08, 28 October 2010 (BST)
I've been assuming the top part is just the decoding mechanism, rather than part of the actual code. Is this correct?--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 19:39, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Indeed, that is correct. It is 'just' the decoding method. ~ 19:44, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Right. there are 10 different characters there, and 27 different letter combos. Now, i'd assume that either the characters or the combos have values, possibly created by the order they appear in the list. Anywhere near close?--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 19:47, 28 October 2010 (BST)
The combos indeed have values. I'm not sure where you're going with "created by the order they appear in the list" but it does not sound like you're going in the right path. ~ 19:55, 28 October 2010 (BST)
They're ascending numbers, based on the repetition of the first letter as the numbers increase. But what ascending numbers? Its fairly safe to suppose that t=1 because of its inclusion near the beginning and then at the end in the first 3 digit number. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:50, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Well, there are 10 characters, so if t is 1, the others are 2-9 and 0.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 20:54, 28 October 2010 (BST)

s f m a 11 1f 1a 1i sf si f1 fa q1 qf qa mf mi n1 na at af ai zf zi ia 1u1 --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:53, 28 October 2010 (BST)

So, If they first column is Tens.
s f m a 11 1f 1a 1i 2f 2i 31 3a 41 4f 4a 5f 5i 61 6a 7t 7f 7i 8f 8i 9a 1u1 --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:55, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Which means that the units can be worked out as.
2 3 5 7 11 13 15 17 19 23 29 31 39 41 43 47 53 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 97 1u1 --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:59, 28 October 2010 (BST)
As 0 doesn't make an appearancce, I'm assuming u=0 and thy're all primes? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:59, 28 October 2010 (BST)
+55 32' 9”, +39 39' 23” --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 21:02, 28 October 2010 (BST)
You're very close. Check the substitution again. ~ 21:06, 28 October 2010 (BST)

+55 42' 9”, +39 39' 23” ? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 21:07, 28 October 2010 (BST)

Still off. Also see comment above. There was a typo in one of the letters. Also, you need to answer "Who are the Architects?" ~ 21:12, 28 October 2010 (BST)

+55 45' 9”, +39 39' 23” --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 21:30, 28 October 2010 (BST)

Nyet. ~ 21:45, 28 October 2010 (BST)

Why do I and A swap values throughout the code?--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 21:57, 28 October 2010 (BST)

They don't. You should go back and check Ross' list of primes. ~ 22:00, 28 October 2010 (BST)
I did, my mistake was because he missed out a number so I was gettign confused.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 22:01, 28 October 2010 (BST)
This bloke? --User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 22:05, 28 October 2010 (BST)
And This bloke.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 22:06, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Nyet. You have 10 minutes before I must leave, at which point you'll have to wait several hours before I can confirm your answer. ~ 22:10, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Barma and Postnik.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 22:11, 28 October 2010 (BST)

Prize? ~ 22:11, 28 October 2010 (BST)

What do you offer as prizes?--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 22:12, 28 October 2010 (BST)
I had not thought that through yet. Why don't you ask and I shall see what I can do. I think it's typically a template with a theme of your choosing. ~ 22:14, 28 October 2010 (BST)
I demand 1xLenin.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 22:15, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Also, if I get a prize, Ross should, and if only one person gets a prize, it should be Ross.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 22:17, 28 October 2010 (BST)
Ross' prizes are easy if I understand. ~ 22:20, 28 October 2010 (BST)
 A FREE COOKIE Vapor has given Ross a cookie for recognizing a prime number when he sees it.

And one for Yon. ~ 05:06, 29 October 2010 (BST)

 Vladimir Lenin One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Top man!--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 09:42, 29 October 2010 (BST)

Quiz 2

 ........... perfect little dream the kind that hurts the most .............. ................... forgot how it feels well almost ............. ............. no one to blame always the same ...... .................... open my eyes wake up in flames ........ ............ it took you to make me realize ............... ......................... it took you to make me realize ..... ......................... it took you to make me realize . .. it took you to make me see the light ........ .... smashed up my sanity ............. ........ smashed up my integrity ................ .................. smashed up what i believed in ......................... ............. smashed up what's left of me ...... ......................... smashed up my everything ....... .............. smashed up all that was true ........... ............ gonna smash myself to pieces ... .......................... i don't know what else to do ...... ... i tried .... ...... i gave up ............. ................. i tried ............. ...... i gave up ................... ................. covered in hope and vaseline ............. ..................... still cannot fix this broken machine ........ ................ watching the hole it used to be mine ........... .............. just watching it burn in my steady systematic decline ........... ............ of the trust i will betray ....... . give it to me i throw it away ......................... ...................... after everything i've done i hate myself for what i've become ... ....... i tried .................... ............ i gave up ........... ................... i tried ............. ......................... i gave up ........ ............. throw it away .................

Quiz 2 (Guesses)

This one will be a bit harder than the last. Go! ~ 05:54, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Bump ~ 16:36, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
Bumpity bump ~ 17:27, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Gave Up by Nine Inch Nails --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 17:29, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Nope. Think puzzle, not "guess the song". ~ 17:38, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
So you want me to interpret the song's meaning, is that it? --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 17:39, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
While I would like to hear your interpretation of Gave Up, no, that is not the puzzle. I'll give a hint since it's been more than 24 hours since I posted it. Think outside the box. ~ 17:49, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Did you do as the song says and give up? ~ 20:07, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
"Systematic decline" being highlighted, plus the artist, I'm thinking that the answer is "downward spiral"? Though the song isn't actually on that album so I'm probably wrong. 20:12, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
You must find the correct question before you can give the correct answer. ~ 20:13, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

You guys realise it's to do with the dashes right?--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 20:54, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

I had an idea what to do with those dots, but I don't think it's quite right. --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 21:07, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
You may not be wrong. The first level of encryption is not very difficult. Just time consuming. ~ 21:11, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
You've probably done what I'm doing. Give me a minute.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 21:12, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
What have you got, AH?--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 21:28, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Me thinks the dots represents what number letter, if you decide to count each letter. But I'm certain I'm wrong. --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 21:29, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
As in a=1, b=2, etc?--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 21:30, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
No. I was thinking more like this (and I'll use the first line as an example):
"(11 dots) perfect little dream the kind that hurts the most (14 dots)"
11 dots from the front would give you the 11th letter in the line (from the front), which in this case is "T", and 14 dots from the rear gives the 14th letter from the rear, which is "A". But I highly doubt I'm correct about this, so... --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 21:34, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
I'll skim through and see what comes up using that.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 21:37, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Doesn't work. SIxth line has 25 dots on the left and less characters than that.--User:Yonnua Koponen/signature3 21:41, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

I like the way AH is thinking but regretably that is not the correct way to discover the ciphertext. ~ 22:45, 1 November 2010 (UTC)