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Fun for nerds
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:40:07 pm »

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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 06:27:57 pm »
Pretty neat except for the password part, which even through tearing apart the underlying scripts, I can't find the password for, so either I am missing something obvious, or just stupid.

edit: found it out, as it turned out I was stupid.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2018, 06:44:01 pm by Ampera »
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 08:35:38 pm »
Cool.
 

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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 08:40:14 pm »
This was fun until the password stage. I tried all the obvious including 'hunter2' then decided this is no fun whatsoever and had a brief dip into the javascript but couldn't find anything worth my time so ended it there.

ETA: Did another run through and it's obvious what the password is, no digging through code needed.  :-DD
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 10:25:55 pm »
I spent some time, too, looking under the hood for that password. :horse:
Then I was  :palm:  :-DD

Interactive comics is something very original, never seen such a thing before.

As for the rest of the comics, Abstruse Goose is brilliant.  I don't know anybody to be better.  Look:
https://abstrusegoose.com/482
https://abstrusegoose.com/587
https://abstrusegoose.com/183
https://abstrusegoose.com/249
https://abstrusegoose.com/297
https://abstrusegoose.com/324
https://abstrusegoose.com/562
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 10:45:49 pm »
One thing I did find, if you are particularly bored, is that the maze's collision detection is pretty broken, so if you just try at the right angle, you can go through all the walls, and even exit outside the map. After looking at the source code, as it turns out, it's actually using a raycasting engine, something pretty neat for JavaScript.
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2018, 11:32:48 pm »
Yet another xkcd?
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2018, 11:34:37 pm »
This is broken to the point of not doing anything on the various devices I tried it on. It seems to not cope very well with any blocking of any kind.
 
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2018, 01:29:34 am »
Works OK for me on Mac OS Chrome 69.0.3497.100 with uBlock Origin. That blocked two Google syndication ads, so it doesn't seem like it's littered with crapware.
If you have Javascript disabled, well, it's a Javascript puzzle so yeah that's not going to work.
 

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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2018, 07:51:34 am »
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 04:39:30 pm »
Plateau's Rotating Drops, Euler-Lagrange Equations and Bifurcations
Satisfying ^-^



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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 10:08:50 pm »
You got five days!



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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2019, 08:14:18 pm »


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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 09:29:09 pm »
That RCS thruster control mechanism was ingenious.
 

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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2019, 02:11:04 am »
This was fun until the password stage. I tried all the obvious including 'hunter2' then decided this is no fun whatsoever and had a brief dip into the javascript but couldn't find anything worth my time so ended it there.

ETA: Did another run through and it's obvious what the password is, no digging through code needed.  :-DD


Yes same here, I rummaged around for the code in Javascript, ended up even finding some pages here:

https://abstrusegoose.com/sa-comics/578/scripts/login_scripts/login.js

I looked and looked and ended up guessing the password anyways... I won't give away the secret, except to say we have read some of the same Sci-Fi books.  ;)  Still, just as an exercise I am still curious where the compare is being done to see where they stored the password (or are they doing it via calculation which would be a better way to obfuscate it rather than just a string).
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2019, 09:01:44 am »
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/SquareWaveFourierArrows.gif



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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2019, 10:16:55 am »
The classic, https://xkcd.com/356/ ;D

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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2019, 08:53:06 pm »


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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2019, 07:41:56 am »
Move along, move along, nothing to see here!



(experimental fun with microwaves starts at 8:43 - never before seen them all in one place)
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2019, 09:15:31 pm »


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Wholly crap, I had no bloody idea at all that this was even near possible by any means at all.
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2019, 12:46:44 pm »
Move along, move along, nothing to see here!



(experimental fun with microwaves starts at 8:43 - never before seen them all in one place)
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Classic stuff, I remember being taken to a Chemistry lecture at the Royal Institution while at senior school. The Christmas lectures were required viewing in our household.

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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2019, 01:27:08 pm »
Vooom-Vooom-Vooom-Vooom!  ;D


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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2019, 04:42:06 pm »
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Re: Fun for nerds
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2019, 11:07:21 am »
 8) Party!



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