I'm a programmer and I have a deadline to finish a difficult project, I need your help now.

I would ask it on Stackoverflow, but it's probably gonna get closed, so I'm reaching out on this SE.

[![edit image description here][1]][1]

May come in handy:

19-5-1-21 4-5 16-5-9-14-20-21-18-5

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    $\begingroup$ Lol, I very nearly voted to close as off-topic. $\endgroup$
    – gnovice
    Apr 3, 2018 at 15:53
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    $\begingroup$ You are definitely a noob, it must be enter image description here, not edit! $\endgroup$
    – nicael
    Apr 3, 2018 at 20:27
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    $\begingroup$ @nicael nice to meet you too, it was done so intentionally. $\endgroup$
    – Welz
    Apr 3, 2018 at 20:28
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    $\begingroup$ (it wasn't an insult rather than a joke based on the question title, but I see your point now :) $\endgroup$
    – nicael
    Apr 3, 2018 at 20:29

2 Answers 2


So, you want me to...

gimme moar of teh codez?

I vote to close as "unclear what you're asking". ;)

The solution:

Editing the question shows the image that is incorrectly linked is at https://i.sstatic.net/xf15u.png, which contains:

enter image description here

Doing a ROT13 on this gives a new image link https://i.sstatic.net/icgB6.png, which contains:

enter image description here

Replacing the file name gives the new link https://i.sstatic.net/Cli7O.png, which contains:

enter image description here

And you can sorta see a ghostly image in the white. Adjusting the contrast (I actually just did imshow(all(imread('Cli7O.png') == 255, 3)) in MATLAB), we get:

enter image description here

And another ROT13 of this gives gimme moar of teh codez.

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    $\begingroup$ that was quicker then I thought :D, awaiting explanation before I accept. $\endgroup$
    – Welz
    Apr 3, 2018 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ If only you wrote the explanation before posting the answer... Ah well, it was a fun treasure hunt. $\endgroup$
    – PL457
    Apr 3, 2018 at 15:46
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    $\begingroup$ @WELZ since you're asking on this site, it looks like your project is screwed $\endgroup$
    – Quintec
    Apr 3, 2018 at 16:21
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    $\begingroup$ I just tilted my screen. $\endgroup$
    – wizzwizz4
    Apr 4, 2018 at 14:33
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    $\begingroup$ @wizzwizz4: That's not how ROT13 works. ;) $\endgroup$
    – gnovice
    Apr 4, 2018 at 14:43

Ok solved by gnovice, but I am guessing the hint is

seau de peinture - paint bucket in french... which made me start searching through the images of the post n- simple substitution 1-a, 2-b, etc. .... this was for the white image to reveal the message....

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    $\begingroup$ Yep, what @gnovice mentioned for the final part could've been done with this as well (for those who don't have "that" tool he used) $\endgroup$
    – Welz
    Apr 3, 2018 at 15:58

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