%#@! I have overslept!
%#@! I stubbed my toe on the bed leg!
%#@! I'm splashed from a puddle at the bus stop!
%#@! I'm late for Telecom 25 Lab!
%#@! The professor is near the door as I walk in!
%#@! My friend Kate, smiles from across the room. I scowl!

At the end of class, Kate drops this thing on my workbench. It is made from bits of wire but what does it mean?

  • $\begingroup$ Is steganography involved? $\endgroup$ – leoll2 Apr 27 '15 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ @leoll2 - No. Information is not hidden within the image. $\endgroup$ – Len Apr 27 '15 at 18:08
  • $\begingroup$ Can steganography even be involved in a physical (non-digital) image? $\endgroup$ – JLee Apr 27 '15 at 19:33
  • $\begingroup$ 6 statements, 12 pairs of wire bits $\endgroup$ – Spacemonkey Apr 27 '15 at 19:56

Got it! The code is based on:

the 25-pair wire code and it says "WIRE (why are) YOU CROSS".

Going clockwise from 1 o'clock, the wire pair sequence is:
23, 9, 18, 5, 25, 15, 21, 3, 18, 15, 19, 19
which is then used to select letters of the alphabet

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    $\begingroup$ I think you're referring to this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25-pair_color_code If so, I didn't know the existence of this code and I'm happy to have learned a new thing today. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – leoll2 Apr 28 '15 at 17:15

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