I was inspired by Beeblebrox's idea to use the first 7 letters of K3 instead of the first 5 letters to extract a key. The one feature of those first 7 letters that does not play a part in his solution is the letter grouping. Two letters, two letters, one letter, two letters. That feature is so intentional and obvious, it hurts.

I found a way to derive the number 13 from those letters in two ways; two binary codes that each produce the number 13.

Taking the raised letters as ones and the non-raised letters as zero gives 001101, the binary code for the number 13. Taking the grouping of two letters as a one, and a single letter as a zero again gives 1101, the binary code for the number 13.

I find fact that there are two codings of the number 13 at the start of K3 compelling. I am still searching for a meaning...

-Rusty

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