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 PostPost subject: OK, I'm Lost On This...        Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:01 pm 
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So, today for shop, i went on a "field trip" to a Microsoft Technology Center, and besides playing around on new technology, the other sophomores and I in my shop had to come up with an idea for a new product, even if it wasn't feasible right now. I came up with an operating system that could run programs from the most popular operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux) without additional configuration. Anyway, the developers were impressed, i won a voucher for an MS employee discount on their online store, and one of the developers, Alfred Thompson, gave me a business card with this riddle on the back, and he told me to email him the answer once I figure it out, and I'm completely lost...

8BF3A13B 96ACC949 5092C3B9 1E72C3B9
D426E032 C3B96ACC 9495092C 3B9C2E43
BD28942C C2E4F563 B9CAC3BD 28942C3B
499F563B 499F563B A43995F5 6395

Obviously, I have to convert it into a string... but how?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:56 am 
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Its seem to be in hex.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:19 am 
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Google uncovered one result to a blog, and a comment said its not hex? Sounds like its not only you thats had it before. Something to think about.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:22 am 
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Maybe its a e-mail adress?

Try the hex converter on the internet to convert it and then convert the decimal number to letters?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:38 pm 
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It results in random gibberish.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:38 am 
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Did you invent the spaces? Is this the complete text? What confuses me is that a phrase repeats itself... Therefore, they can not represent words...

I hit the reload button a comple of times...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:55 am 
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well i can verify that it isn't hex. it results in:
;I¹2Ì,,c½;;õ•


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:21 pm 
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i didnt add the spaces, thats exactly how it looks on this guy's business card, which is how I know its not an email address, because the email address is on the other side. If you would like, I can scan the card and upload it later


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8BF3A13B 96ACC949 5092C3B9 1E72C3B9
D426E032 C3B96ACC 9495092C 3B9C2E43
BD28942C
C2E4F563 B9CAC3BD 28942C3B
499F563B 499F563B A43995F5 6395

Maybe this is relevant...

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