# Well Ladies and Gentlemen... I am in need of some help with a riddle

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by JSylvia007, Jun 13, 2003.

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Ok.. first let me pose this to you:

11011010101100- If you're smart enough to decipher this, then you're smart enough to figure out how to use it on someone.

this is in a friend of mine's personal info... I can't figure it out at all... and I really want to. this is what I have been able to figure out... first of all if anyone cant convert it to decimal, it's 13996. which I still cant come up with. I've tried possible letters on a phone pad, but thats not it... i've also tried ascii code... and using the table on http://www.asciitable.com , and this is what i came up with...

here... 1 means SOH (start of heading), makes more sense as 13, or CR(Carridge return...) next comes 99, which is c, therefore CRC, and finally the 6 means ACK, or acknowlegde, and therefore CRCACK...

But that makes no sense... SO, as usual, I jump to you my friends... any insight would be greatly appreciated! I hope that someone could help me with this

~Jake

2. ### OctopusModerator

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ouh my god!
he is.........the one

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LOL... i know and right now it's aggrivating... I've been working on it for over an hour now, and he just informed me that simple 8th grade math would figure it out, and i should have figured it out in 5 min... HOW STUPID DO I FEEL!!!

~Jake

4. ### Tabula RasaStranger Than KindnessPolitical User

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Not sure if this is of any help, but...

Binary: 11011010101100

Ternary: 201012101
Quintal: 421441
Octal: 33254
Decimal: 13996

5. ### Un4gIvEn1Moderator

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well, you are assuming that he meant it to be a single number. Maybe they are pairs that are clumped together? So, if you paired them in 2's, then you would have "3122230" I don't know if that is anything, but you never know.

6. ### Un4gIvEn1Moderator

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If what you mean is you can't figure out how to convert, then here's a little help...

Code:
```1    1    0    1    1    0    1    0    1    0    1   1   0   0
8192 4096 2048 1024 512  256  128  64   32   16   8   4   2   1

8192 4096 0    1024 512  0    128  0    32   0    8   4   0   0

it equals...
13996
```
If that's not what you meant, then just ignore me... maybe someone else will find it useful

7. ### ZedricNTFS GuruFolding Team

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It could be a trick question. It means nothing. And if you are smart enough to understand this, you can figure out that it can be used to drive people crazy. Well almost anyway.

Just a thought.

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Good insight Zed... If i cant get it in a bit, i think i'll just agree with you LOL!!

~Jake
P.S. Thanks for all the input so far

9. ### dave holbonModerator

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It nearly makes sense when looked at as a musical rhythm (you know long long short) etc or the reverse. This would translate to (nearly) we will rock you be Queen.
Are you sure?

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Maybe it's more simple than that.

Might be morse code with 1's as dots and 0's as dashes (or vice versa).

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