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I have been watching you.

From the moment you were first conscious, I have been watching;

Until the last time you lose consciousness, I will be watching.

I am always by your side, witnessing you.

Everything you remember,

every heartbreak, every happy moment,

every pride, every regret,

every option you choose, every action you take,

every thought you form,

I know ALL about you.

I am always there, you can't get rid of me;

I am not omnipresent, I do not follow you,

yet everywhence you go, I am there.

You can never see me directly, yet everywhere you look,

I am at the center of everything.

I have many names, 1, 6645615 and 2130706433...

MmgzMzM5MHcycDM2MnQwdzMyMzMzODB3M2QzMzM5MTgwdzNkMzMzOTB3MnAzNjJ0MHczMTJ0

Who am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Note the string 100 in the title doesn't mean one hundred. $\endgroup$ Feb 24, 2023 at 13:09
  • $\begingroup$ The word is extremely common. $\endgroup$ Feb 24, 2023 at 13:35
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Gung ynfg ahzore genafyngvat gb bar uhaqerq gjragl frira qbg mreb qbg mreb qbg bar) is not a coincidence, is it? $\endgroup$
    – Ed Murphy
    Feb 25, 2023 at 2:33
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, you spotted it. It was meant to be localhost. $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2023 at 3:02
  • $\begingroup$ The verb "watch" in the question doesn't necessarily mean observing optically, but something more general. $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2023 at 4:10

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Answer:

SELF. The "witness" and "see directly" clues could start an argument.

Cipher:

Appears to say YOU ARE NOT YOU. YOU ARE ME but I can't work out the exact method. Looks like Caesar was applied first, then encoded in hex, then another substitution on the hex before the base64?

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    $\begingroup$ The message is first encoded using Base-36 (replace each byte with a two digit Base-36 string), then encoded again in Base-64. It is the equivalence operator in ArnoldC, and the second number translated to bytes and decoded using ASCII is 'ego'. $\endgroup$ Feb 26, 2023 at 6:16
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    $\begingroup$ What's the significance of the two long numbers at the end of the riddle? (1 I get...) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Feb 26, 2023 at 7:09
  • $\begingroup$ the 2nd was explained in a comment right before yours. the third is hinted at by a comment on another answer. rot13(vg'f na ba-gurzr vc nqqerff jevggra nf n fvatyr qrpvzny) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Feb 26, 2023 at 12:48
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Is it

Your pupil/Eyes? (I apologize for double-guessing)

Since:

From the moment you were first conscious, I have been watching;

Until the last time you lose consciousness, I will be watching.

Because Your eyes "watch" whenever, as in looking (I'm guessing closing your eyes still counts as them watching your eyelid)

Everything you remember,

every heartbreak, every happy moment,

every pride, every regret,

every option you choose, every action you take,

every thought you form,

I know ALL about you.

Because your eyes obviously see everything you are doing, embarrassing or not (lol)

I am always there, you can't get rid of me;

It WOULD after all be weird

I am not omnipresent, I do not follow you,

yet everywhence you go, I am there.

Should your eyes count as following you?

You can never see me directly,

You can't see your eyes "directly" (looking into a mirror doesn't count!)

yet everywhere you look,

I am at the center of everything.

Your pupils are after all at the center of your eyes

If this isn't the right answer,(I would expect that- I didn't use all the clues) then do your worst lol (deletion😢🤣)

Edit: The title says 100, which COULD BE (kindergarten logic) 1(eye)(eye) like 1👁️👁️ you know lol

Another edit: 100 in binary translates to 4, which should mean that the final answer has four letters

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    $\begingroup$ Close, but not quite. The answer is indeed four letters, but it is not "eyes", but something related to it. $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2023 at 4:01
  • $\begingroup$ Would it be related to your "back"? <--as in another guess $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2023 at 15:32
  • $\begingroup$ Since I was exploring the term "localhost" online, it gave me the term "loopback". Plus, as I reasoned, you cannot see your back... $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2023 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ The number 100 in binary can translate to 4, so the title would be saying "I am a 4 letter word" $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2023 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, but you missed again, your guess is close, though. $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2023 at 16:46

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