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Certainty?
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There's lots of chinese unicode characters lol
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Madness!? This is RAMENCHEF!!
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chridd wrote: Sun Apr 02, 2023 12:19 am
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I think we're gonna need some hints :P
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If a week goes by and noone figures it out, maybe.
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There's a png encoded with base64 in the file
removing the whitespace in it would probably do something
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Okay, hint #1:

unpredictable coffee = Java Random
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Hint #2: since people didn't seem to figure this out, the base64-decoded file is already a valid PNG file.
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The Snide Sniper wrote: Tue Apr 18, 2023 12:51 am Hint #2: since people didn't seem to figure this out, the base64-decoded file is already a valid PNG file.
Tried both, but not at the same time lol
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Hint #3: the real image will appear if you swap the width and height. (although that's still not the bottom)

One more week and I'll probably just give the full solution.
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So, you mean like stretch it?
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Sean Quixote wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 8:07 am So, you mean like stretch it?
No, the same pixels in the same order, just with different-sized scanlines.
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You lost me... :P

Sorry, I'm too dumb and tired right now. Work, etc. =\
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For those struggling with the scanlines, I think The Snide Sniper means the following.

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Suppose we have a grid of letters instead of pixels.

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ABCD
EFGH
IJKL
The rows are scanlines. We have three scanlines of size four: ABCD, EFGH and IJKL. We could keep all letters in the same order, but put them in shorter scanlines, resulting in more scanlines. For example, if we reduce the scanlines to size three, we will have four scanlines afterwards:

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ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
Now all the letters are still in the same order, but we have the scanlines ABC, DEF, GHI and JKL.

I have not yet actually tried solving the puzzle myself, by the way, just passively reading this thread.
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Jplus wrote: Tue Apr 25, 2023 10:25 am For those struggling with the scanlines, I think The Snide Sniper means the following.

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Suppose we have a grid of letters instead of pixels.

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ABCD
EFGH
IJKL
The rows are scanlines. We have three scanlines of size four: ABCD, EFGH and IJKL. We could keep all letters in the same order, but put them in shorter scanlines, resulting in more scanlines. For example, if we reduce the scanlines to size three, we will have four scanlines afterwards:

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ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
Now all the letters are still in the same order, but we have the scanlines ABC, DEF, GHI and JKL.

I have not yet actually tried solving the puzzle myself, by the way, just passively reading this thread.
Yes. (That's as far as I'd gotten originally, and I haven't gotten around to trying to figure out the rest.)

The way I did it was
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export the image using GIMP as (iirc) a PPM image, ASCII format, then swapped the width and height in a text editor, and opened the result in GIMP
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I got as far as everyone else seems to have, i.e.
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I have an image of the Pentacephalic One and not sure what to do about the arbitrary latte.
What I did was
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So, another hint before I just give the final step: the "unpredictable coffee" (Java random) gives you a sequence of numbers. Those numbers have something to do with all the dead pixels.
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