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posted by ChasFile (63 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
See also not pr0n and The Maze (MeFi).
posted by ChasFile at 8:43 PM on July 19, 2006


meh
posted by delmoi at 8:47 PM on July 19, 2006


Um...?
posted by NationalKato at 8:50 PM on July 19, 2006


I got to the 7th page, then hit a wall. I M DUM.
posted by piratebowling at 8:54 PM on July 19, 2006


Neato... currently stuck on the thirteenth.
posted by gsteff at 8:55 PM on July 19, 2006


C'est la vie, piratebowling.
posted by gsteff at 8:55 PM on July 19, 2006


Can't seem to figure out twelve.
posted by justkevin at 8:56 PM on July 19, 2006


yeah i'm stuck on 13 right now...
posted by timory at 8:57 PM on July 19, 2006


I find these rather annoying. But...

here's a thread (w/ spoilers) at nordinho.net, which has lots of links to puzzle games and games in general. In fact it's probably a better forum to post game links.
posted by jeblis at 8:59 PM on July 19, 2006


Okay, got it. Was mistyping. Now stuck on getting 14.
posted by justkevin at 9:00 PM on July 19, 2006


spoiler
posted by MetaMonkey at 9:07 PM on July 19, 2006


i'm at 13 and i dunno what to do.
posted by Doorstop at 9:07 PM on July 19, 2006


I gets it! But also stuck on seven. Damn numbers!
posted by liquorice at 9:09 PM on July 19, 2006


Solution through 20.
posted by casconed at 9:15 PM on July 19, 2006


Solution
posted by oliyoung at 9:21 PM on July 19, 2006


Bloody page 6 is case sensitive, and not in the case of the clue...


grrrrr
posted by pompomtom at 9:21 PM on July 19, 2006


I got a spoiler for "thirteen, unlucky ...", but still have no idea how you could be expected to complete that.
posted by gsteff at 9:22 PM on July 19, 2006


Stuck on 17... ack...
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:23 PM on July 19, 2006


i got to 110.













by accident.
posted by exlotuseater at 9:26 PM on July 19, 2006


Does it end at twenty-one? I can figure out what the next answer should be, but it doesn't seem to take me anywhere....
posted by painquale at 9:30 PM on July 19, 2006


Heh heh, nope, there's a 22. You're just a little off...

(stuck on 22, though!)
posted by equalpants at 9:33 PM on July 19, 2006


haha, it was THIS post that finally made me sign up for metafilter after multiple years.

Getting from 22 to 23 is tricky...you think you have the answer but it doesn't seem to work. The answer is slightly different than the one that is first apparent.

I could post a hint if you like ;-)
posted by geodave at 9:40 PM on July 19, 2006


I prefer Superbad
posted by singingfish at 9:45 PM on July 19, 2006


*blank stare*
posted by ZachsMind at 9:46 PM on July 19, 2006


Rest of solutions: http://blog.konieczny.be/2006/07/14/letni-numerek/
posted by Krrrlson at 9:53 PM on July 19, 2006


The funny thing is, though I got far enough along once I understood the point of the exercise, initially I didn't get anyhere. I looked at the first page, saw that it had a link, clicked to the second page, saw that there was essentially nothing there, viewed source, looking for something interesing, didn't find it, went directly to the style sheet, nothing interesting there either, went back to page one, viewed source, nothing interesting there, "WTF??" and came here to look at comments about how this must be a useless FPP.

I kinda misunderstood the assignment.
posted by Brak at 9:59 PM on July 19, 2006


That "rest of solutions" link sort of deflates all the fun.

I have no self control.
posted by geodave at 10:00 PM on July 19, 2006


Brak, you are not alone.
posted by mwhybark at 10:03 PM on July 19, 2006


Whoever owns the site is probably having a lot of fun looking through the server logs at all of the wrong guesses.
posted by komilnefopa at 10:12 PM on July 19, 2006


Neat. Reminds me of the Python Challenge.
posted by funkbrain at 10:17 PM on July 19, 2006


lot of fun.... server logs

Must be kraaazy round at your yard of a Saturday night...
posted by pompomtom at 10:18 PM on July 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


This looks like what I had to do in order to keep URL guessers from nailing a recent product release before the announcement hit the public web page.
posted by drstein at 10:20 PM on July 19, 2006


I one the html
I two the html
posted by edgeways at 10:41 PM on July 19, 2006


This has got to be the worst UI ever.
posted by cortex at 10:49 PM on July 19, 2006


Error handling leaves a bit to be desired, too.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:15 PM on July 19, 2006


"WTF??" and came here to look at comments about how this must be a useless FPP.

Yeah, I seriously considered leaving instructions in the first comment along the lines of "This is a puzzle - try to get to the thirtieth page in the sequence. The clue on each page relates to that page number, and the next page number must be entered in the same manner in the URL" ersomethin.

But I thought the mysterious nature of the puzzle kind of warranted a mysterious FPP. Clearly the author of the puzzle - who left no instructions of his own - felt that figuring out how to play was part of the challenge and the fun (and I tend to agree) so who am I to mess with that? I hoped the tags would be enough of a clue.

In fact it's probably a better forum to post game links.

Humbug.
posted by ChasFile at 11:38 PM on July 19, 2006


pah. This is the common man's notpr0n.
posted by wumpus at 11:51 PM on July 19, 2006


I swear I've seen this before. 2ouble?
posted by shoepal at 12:26 AM on July 20, 2006


Nein.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:50 AM on July 20, 2006


5ure?
posted by shoepal at 1:12 AM on July 20, 2006


UGH! After all the work to get there, the end is totally anti-climactic. That sucked. I expected fireworks or something :(

(it goes to 30 if anyone is curious)
posted by rubin at 2:37 AM on July 20, 2006


Brak said 'I kinda misunderstood the assignment.'

I did exactly the same, Brak, and took an embarrassing amount of time to get to page 3!

But once I got going it was great fun, and for the very first time, being able to count in the language of my Grandmother has come in handy! I'm completely fucking stumped by 21, though.

Great post.
posted by jack_mo at 2:44 AM on July 20, 2006


@exlotuseater

Sorry but 110 is octal for 6

and the games goes 'till 30
posted by zouhair at 4:19 AM on July 20, 2006


Ouos :) binary
posted by zouhair at 4:19 AM on July 20, 2006


I had no idea there was even a 3.
posted by gubo at 4:33 AM on July 20, 2006


Got stuck on 2. Don't really care.
posted by rhymer at 4:52 AM on July 20, 2006


you win! (for now)

Bah, I wanted dancing girls!
posted by metaxa at 5:12 AM on July 20, 2006


Kind of neat, though having to read the source for one is kind of a cop out compared to the rest of the puzzle. I never thought grade school French would be useful (Thank you Mme Jolliceur!)

I didn't try to complete it because it looks like it's an exercise in google-fu after this.

Also, for the record, I always want dancing girls.
posted by substrate at 5:54 AM on July 20, 2006


ARGH!!! How do you get to two?!
posted by phrontist at 5:57 AM on July 20, 2006


tl;dr
posted by vkxmai at 6:02 AM on July 20, 2006


edgeways, I eight the HTML.

It was delicious.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:18 AM on July 20, 2006


What the hell am I supposed to do with "196"?
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:49 AM on July 20, 2006


Cunning, think about the number puzzle you're on, and try to relate it to 196.
posted by inigo2 at 6:53 AM on July 20, 2006


I added it, multiplied it, subtracted it. Even looking at the spoiler leaves me mystified. I give up. Plus, morse code now? Bah.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:55 AM on July 20, 2006


What am I doing wrong for 19? It keeps referring me back to 18.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:11 AM on July 20, 2006


Oh. Got it. Mean.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:14 AM on July 20, 2006


I stopped short of 14 because I'd no idea. After looking at the spoilers, it's not something that would ever occur to me, nor do I have the slightest idea where it comes from or why it would occur to anyone else, either.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:06 AM on July 20, 2006


I got to 2.
Wheeeeee!
posted by Outlawyr at 11:19 AM on July 20, 2006


Linguist, you didn't do quite enough. In the order of operations (well, in reverse), it goes add/subtract, multiply/divide, then what?

(I got stuck on this one, too, because I was convinced the solution was related to the 196 Algorithm. Also, of course, 1-9-6 = -14, but that isn't it, either.)
posted by ChasFile at 11:49 AM on July 20, 2006


Despite all the thread crappers, I thank you for posting this. I had a fun afternoon solving it.
posted by knave at 1:19 PM on July 20, 2006


Cockfosters!
posted by ceri richard at 2:06 PM on July 20, 2006


How is orziot_orj not right?
posted by oraknabo at 3:01 PM on July 20, 2006


ah... never mind.
posted by oraknabo at 3:11 PM on July 20, 2006


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