Clues, Riddles, and Guesses for Treasure 111

breadbox wrote (Dec 10, 1996):

> I am creating a treasure that consists of the Secret Decoder Ring, and
> burying it.

snowgod's treasure map contains a couple of typos, btw. Here is the corrected version:


Mohammed wrote (Dec 10, 1996):


/dev/joe, Guy Fawkes, Mohammed, and ThinMan wrote (Dec 10 thru Dec 12, 1996):


To the public forum without explanation

Controversial Resolution (Dec 13, 1996):

3 players posted 'Hubert' all around midnight, and due to incorrect e-mail timestamps, and possible network delays, it was unclear who was actually first. It was determined by Law (CFJ 324), that Guy Fawkes was first, but later determined by Fact that /dev/joe was first. Guy Fawkes game /dev/joe the treasure.

breadbox wrote (Dec 13, 1996):

> You have to remember that many of us are computer geeks of one flavor
> or another. As one such, it took me almost no time at all to recognize
> that the map was a sequence of hexadecimal digits.

Not only that, but the first number was 4-something (capital letter), the last number was 2E (period), and there were many 20's (space). Like many geeks, I've done my share of hand-coding hex.

I also thought about how short of a program you would need to decode snowgod's map (in the spirit of various C contests). This is the best I came up with:


Yes, this one was a little too easy, but I like the idea. In fact, this is the perfect opportunity to try out an idea I've had for some time. I think I'm going to create my own trinket....

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