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7th May 2020 at 9:49 am #48123Inactive
Beep boop. This is an automated message from an automated decryptor to ask if your system clock is autmatically updated. The automated decryptor sending this automated message required more than 90 seconds to automatically download the challenge page. Automatically, your automated system returned “Sorry, but the page you were trying to view does not exist” during that time. Our system clock is automatically updated by an automated call to the NIST time servers, so we can automatically automate our download of the challenge page. Beep bloop.7th May 2020 at 9:50 am #48124
Dear My-automated-decryptor, cunning, but I bet that took you longer to write than it would have done to download the challenge automatically. Keep on coding!
Harry7th May 2020 at 10:24 am #48125Inactive
90 Seconds! You are fortunate, took me 3 minutes to stop getting a page not found, accessing in the normal manner.
Overload I suspect.7th May 2020 at 10:24 am #48127
Great to be popular!
Harry8th May 2020 at 2:18 pm #48131Inactive
But seriously, last week was only 15 seconds. And I have caching disabled (Cache-Control=no-cache in the headers of my HTTP requests). Since fetching the ciphertexts is the slowest part of my process, I want to know how things work at your end.8th May 2020 at 2:23 pm #48081Inactive
Not reporting a bug just a thought…
I was wondering if it would be possible to redirect to a post, I’m thinking when a #12345 is put in a post clicking on it would take you to that post. Just a small thing that may not get much used but could be handy.
[Sounds like a great idea. Will look at that for the challenge in the Autumn. Harry]9th May 2020 at 4:27 pm #48165Inactive
Harry I re-posted for the 3rd time at 10:45 am – is it there now? Showing as awaiting mod.9th May 2020 at 4:27 pm #48168
Yep,thank you! Harry18th May 2020 at 10:55 am #48338
1. When the official plaintexts are released, could you also publish the kewords?
2. The ability to add graphics to forum comments. How else can one explain how to find the period of a polyalphabetic cipher without a bar graph of IoC vs. period?
[Will consider both! Harry]18th May 2020 at 11:06 pm #48366Inactive
My team’s solutions to Part B are constantly coming up 0, despite being what appears to be the correct plaintext. I am at a complete loss as to what is causing the problem, and no matter what I do, there is never a correction marked at any point in the answer scoring 0. Please explain.18th May 2020 at 11:07 pm #48368
Your solutions miss a big chunk of text off the end. The solution checker gives a score of zero and no feedback if there are too many mistakes and this counts the missing chunk as that many. Hope that helps. Harry18th May 2020 at 11:44 pm #48369Inactive
How in Norway did I manage to do that? I’ve just gone and forgotten 119 characters. WELL DONE ME.19th May 2020 at 2:53 pm #48377
The Leaderboard for Challenge 6 is up, but there are no standings! Any ideas???
[Fixed, and added the overall leaderboard too! Harry]19th May 2020 at 2:54 pm #48374
The leaderboard for challenge 6 doesn’t seem to be up?19th May 2020 at 2:58 pm #48389
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