You are in a dark room with 1 source of light (a lamp). You see a large door with a combination with nothing but letters. You find a sheet of paper stuck in the door with the numbers,

"010101000110100001100101 0110011101110010011001010110000101110100 011000100110100101101110011000010111001001111001 01101100011011110110001101101011 0110100101110011 011011110110111001100101 01110011011101000110010101110000 01100001011101110110000101111001 0111010001101111 01110110011010010110001101110100011011110111001001111001 00101110"

What does this mean?


This is ASCII binary text. Will be making another one in a little.

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    $\begingroup$ This shouldn't be as easy as just copy and paste. binaryhexconverter.com/binary-to-ascii-text-converter $\endgroup$
    – dberm22
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 22:40
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe I'll make the next one harder.... $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 22:42
  • $\begingroup$ Based on the decoded message, does that mean the actual door combination is that entire string? In the first place who'd have an ASCII table memorized? $\endgroup$
    – Quark
    Commented Jul 10, 2015 at 22:45

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Depending on what encoding you use and what endianness you use, it can mean lots of things. Assuming Big Endian UTF8/ASCII it gives "The great binary lock is one step away to victory." (thank you Brainfuck). Nothing else to go on with.

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    $\begingroup$ CORRECT (and it's ASCII)! $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 22:23

I decoded this binary text to real letter text using this web-site and the result was the following: Thegreatbinarylockisonestepawaytovictory


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