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Very intriguing! Cicada 3301

villawill

Vital 1st Team Regular
#1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10468112/The-internet-mystery-that-has-the-world-baffled.html


For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world's finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But to what end? Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301

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villawill

Vital 1st Team Regular
#3
I'm guessing it's GCHQ or NSA or a.nother shadowy government organisation on a recruitment drive.

The next puzzle will be released on Jan 4 - I know a few guys who are taking time off work to get onto it (and yes they are proper geeky nerdy hacker cryptographer types)
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
#4
Funny old world we live in.

Luckily I'm far too thick for puzzles so will leave well alone!! I need straight forward logic to operate.
 

villawill

Vital 1st Team Regular
#7
Reference to Silence of the Lambs apparently, rev (although that was a moth), and something to do with the fact that they emerge every 13, or 17 years to avoide their predators...

What significance that has, i have no idea

As i say, all very intriguing to me