My friend drew this diagram to help him remember his password. "It may seem like just a bunch of squares", he said, "but once you put it all together, and read it the right way, you'll see it."

It's not binary

What is his password?

  • $\begingroup$ I've uploaded an XOR of the three pictures here. Hopefully this will be of some help. $\endgroup$ – Allan Apr 29 '15 at 3:25
  • $\begingroup$ Is the password very short? $\endgroup$ – Allan Apr 29 '15 at 3:26
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    $\begingroup$ @Allan The password is very short. Eleven letters, in fact. $\endgroup$ – Tryth Apr 29 '15 at 4:25

The password is


To see why

As @Allan's already helpfully pointed out in his image enter image description here
you can split the entire thing into eleven columns. For each letter, pick the corresponding column from each segment and line them up next to each other, with the top segment first, then the middle, then the bottom. You'll get something like this (minus the gridlines) after you do each column: enter image description here


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