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  • #48123
    Inactive

    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.

    #48124
    Harry
    Keymaster

    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!

    Harry

    #48125
    Inactive

    90 Seconds! You are fortunate, took me 3 minutes to stop getting a page not found, accessing in the normal manner.
    Overload I suspect.

    #48127
    Harry
    Keymaster

    Great to be popular!

    Harry

    #48131
    Inactive

    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.

    #48081
    Inactive

    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]

    #48165
    Inactive

    Harry I re-posted for the 3rd time at 10:45 am – is it there now? Showing as awaiting mod.

    #48168
    Harry
    Keymaster

    Yep,thank you! Harry

    #48338
    10degrees-admin
    Keymaster

    Feature requests:

    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]

    #48366
    Inactive

    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.

    #48368
    Harry
    Keymaster

    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. Harry

    #48369
    Inactive

    How in Norway did I manage to do that? I’ve just gone and forgotten 119 characters. WELL DONE ME.

    #48377
    10degrees-admin
    Keymaster

    The Leaderboard for Challenge 6 is up, but there are no standings! Any ideas???

     

    [Fixed, and added the overall leaderboard too! Harry]

    #48374
    10degrees-admin
    Keymaster

    The leaderboard for challenge 6 doesn’t seem to be up?

    #48389
    10degrees-admin
    Keymaster

    Post #48377 is still awaiting moderation! What’s going on, @Harry?

    [See above. Harry]

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