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33333334333333393333333233333330333333343334333333333334333333393333333433343332333333343333333533333332333333303333333533333334333333353333333533333335333333323333333533333334333333343334333333333334333333353333333533333333

Decrypt that to get a funny message.

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    $\begingroup$ If it's not funny, I'm not decrypting anything. $\endgroup$ – Reti43 Apr 23 '16 at 18:11
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    $\begingroup$ In case this is some kind of unary with separators, this is the number of 3s separated by non-3s: 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 3, 11, 7, 7, 3, 3, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 3, 11, 7, 7. And that's a lot of 7s. $\endgroup$ – Reti43 Apr 23 '16 at 18:22
  • $\begingroup$ Which means it's in the format "333x"*n+333 for an integer n, and x in some digit $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Apr 23 '16 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ Nope, not even close. Its really easy once u solve it. $\endgroup$ – bleh Apr 23 '16 at 18:47
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    $\begingroup$ The fact that you wrote funny and then striked it out is already funny in itself. $\endgroup$ – Florian F Apr 23 '16 at 20:06
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The message is simply encoded several times as a hex representation of the corresponding ASCII value. Transforming the message the first time gives this:

3334333933323330333434333334333933343432333433353332333033353334333533353335333233353334333434333334333533353333

The next step:

34393230344334393442343532303534353535323534344334353533

One more:

49204C494B4520545552544C4553

And finally:

I LIKE TURTLES

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    $\begingroup$ Would funnier if that was purely coincidence. $\endgroup$ – SendersReagent Apr 23 '16 at 20:11
  • $\begingroup$ LOL You got it. I told ya'll it was easy! $\endgroup$ – bleh Apr 23 '16 at 20:11
  • $\begingroup$ I wonder, how did you see through the pattern? Have you come across something similar before? $\endgroup$ – Reti43 Apr 23 '16 at 20:20
  • $\begingroup$ @Reti43 If you look at the ASCII codes for all digits its pretty obvious. You simply remove threes in the first three steps. $\endgroup$ – Sleafar Apr 23 '16 at 20:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Reti43 And yes, I knew that digits are encoded like this in ASCII. $\endgroup$ – Sleafar Apr 23 '16 at 20:27

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