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    Default D.2 - String Theory

    a strange pattern of zeros and ones

    Code:
    00111011010111110001001010000.....11
    000100101000111110.....0111011000001
    .....0111010011011000001000111110010
    01000110110.....01011100100111110100
    00001011100011001001111101.....00000
    0001101100111010100100.....111110001
    00110100111.....01010111110010000011
    001001101010000011101.....1111100010

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    It's not much, but if you look at the puzzle in this way, the first and the last collumn are the same:

    0011 1011 0101 1111 0001 0010 1000 0... ..11
    0001 0010 1000 1111 10.. ...0 1110 1100 0001
    .... .011 1010 0110 1100 0001 0001 1111 0010
    0100 0110 110. .... 0101 1100 1001 1111 0100
    0000 1011 1000 1100 1001 1111 01.. ...0 0000
    0001 1011 0011 1010 1001 00.. ...1 1111 0001
    0011 0100 111. .... 0101 0111 1100 1000 0011
    0010 0110 1010 0000 1110 1... ..11 1110 0010

    So, we can fill 6 of the missing dots:
    0011 1011 0101 1111 0001 0010 1000 0... 0011
    0001 0010 1000 1111 10.. ...0 1110 1100 0001
    0010 .011 1010 0110 1100 0001 0001 1111 0010
    0100 0110 110. .... 0101 1100 1001 1111 0100
    0000 1011 1000 1100 1001 1111 01.. ...0 0000
    0001 1011 0011 1010 1001 00.. ...1 1111 0001
    0011 0100 111. .... 0101 0111 1100 1000 0011
    0010 0110 1010 0000 1110 1... ..11 1110 0010

    It also looks as though each of these collumns follows some kind of pattern... Maybe we should rearrange the order of the lines? That'll give something like that, but I'm not sure that's leading us anywhere:
    0000
    1011 1000 1100 1001 1111 01.. ...0 0000
    0001 1011 0011 1010 1001 00.. ...1 1111 0001
    0011 0100 111. .... 0101 0111 1100 1000 0011
    0010 0110 1010 0000 1110 1... ..11 1110 0010
    0011 1011 0101 1111 0001 0010 1000 0... 0011
    0001 0010 1000 1111 10.. ...0 1110 1100 0001
    0010 .011 1010 0110 1100 0001 0001 1111 0010
    0100 0110 110. .... 0101 1100 1001 1111 0100

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    anna - since you don't know me quite yet here is a disclaimer.............

    I am at an early novice point of solving this stuff. Wish I could take a course on this stuff.

    With that said and the rest of you knowing my lack of ability in especially something like this (what is it by the way - binary code?)

    My question:

    Why just 5 dots between each string of number sets.

    When I get rid of them I get this - and have tries several ways to look at it. Still lost in translation here..........


    00111011010111110001001010000
    11000100101000111110
    0111011000001
    011101001101100000100011111001001000110110
    0101110010011111010000001011100011001001111101
    000000001101100111010100100
    11111000100110100111
    01010111110010000011001001101010000011101
    1111100010

    OR



    00111011010111110001001010000
    .....
    11000100101000111110
    .....
    0111011000001
    .....
    011101001101100000100011111001001000110110
    .....
    0101110010011111010000001011100011001001111101
    .....
    000000001101100111010100100
    .....
    11111000100110100111
    .....
    01010111110010000011001001101010000011101
    .....
    1111100010
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    I also tried looking at it that way, but then I'd expect the lengths of the sequences to have something in common. It seems that this is not the case... The puzzle's size is 36X8, and binary sequences tend to have a length which is a power of 2 (4,8...). Also, every line has one place with dots. That made me think that we should keep the original dimensions, and try to look at chunks of the puzzle of that size. The dots, in this case, indicate missing digits, rather than spaces between sequences. Then, eventually, we'll have 40 digits, which will hopefully give 5 numbers/letters that have some meaning.

    That was my line of thought, I hope it's not too confusing...

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    No not really confusing. But then I haven't slept since sat morn. Pretty much most thought process at this point can be dangerous for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anna_black View Post
    It also looks as though each of these collumns follows some kind of pattern... Maybe we should rearrange the order of the lines? That'll give something like that, but I'm not sure that's leading us anywhere:
    0000 1011 1000 1100 1001 1111 01.. ...0 0000
    0001 1011 0011 1010 1001 00.. ...1 1111 0001
    0011 0100 111. .... 0101 0111 1100 1000 0011
    0010 0110 1010 0000 1110 1... ..11 1110 0010
    0011 1011 0101 1111 0001 0010 1000 0... 0011
    0001 0010 1000 1111 10.. ...0 1110 1100 0001
    0010 .011 1010 0110 1100 0001 0001 1111 0010
    0100 0110 110. .... 0101 1100 1001 1111 0100
    The problem with rearranging the order of the lines is that there are some repeated blocks of 4 in the first column. How do you decide which 0011 or which 0010 is first?

    I think that the fact that the first and last column look the same is random. But I could be wrong.

    I have been looking into the string theory, not much progress there. I have tried deleting all the 0's and looking at the pattern of 1's (both in the original state and Jean's version), nothing yet.

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    with this:
    00111011010111110001001010000.....11
    000100101000111110.....0111011000001
    .....0111010011011000001000111110010
    01000110110.....01011100100111110100
    00001011100011001001111101.....00000
    0001101100111010100100.....111110001
    00110100111.....01010111110010000011
    001001101010000011101.....1111100010
    I get:
    CZWTSTHM QFM YZS HKFMKJ SZ XFVK MSIFYPK GKJ LKWWZEM.

    SQK CZWTSTHTFYM ZL GZSQ CFISTKM HZYSTYOK SZ OMK SQK MFXK GOYV.

    with this:
    00111011010111110001001010000
    11000100101000111110
    0111011000001
    011101001101100000100011111001001000110110
    0101110010011111010000001011100011001001111101
    000000001101100111010100100
    11111000100110100111
    01010111110010000011001001101010000011101
    1111100010

    I get:
    SIVN: ZD NPCRC IGFEPXVIGC PDU PGCFVEV, FYV MVPEC XI QM ZD CZDXAV WZAV, QGF DIDV YPC NVEZFVU NM WVPE PDU DIDV YPC HGZFV VCTPSVU NM CNZAV.
    VAZDIE KMAZV


    anyone else get this as as a start???
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    Then I get this from the second string I listed w/o the (.)

    POEM: IN MASKS OUTRAGEOUS AND AUSTERE, THE YEARS GO BY IN SINGLE FILE, BUT NONE HAS MERITED MY FEAR AND NONE HAS QUITE ESCAPED MY SMILE.
    ELINOR WYLIE
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    I get this from the original string as shown on the puzzle pdf page:

    POLITICS HAS NOT CEASED TO MAKE STRANGE BED FELLOWS.
    THE POLITICIANS OF BOTH PARTIES CONTINUE TO USE THE SAME BUNK.


    (I CANNOT believe I am doing this and actually getting words from the english speaking language.)
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    Great finds Jean!
    I was getting Wylie's quote from the second one when I read your second post.

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