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ywfwkak 33:21

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pskbtwecxvcoqbb,sl .ogmgr
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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks and welcome. Looks like an interesting one $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Feb 9 at 19:46
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    $\begingroup$ Rot8: Ywfwkak 33 gfdq zsk 20 nwjkwk. $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Feb 9 at 19:50
  • $\begingroup$ @DrXorile rot8: uzwuc gml lzwtdgt jgl wfugvwj/vwugvwj $\endgroup$ – Brandon Feb 9 at 19:59
  • $\begingroup$ Hey, nice username @Brandon $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Feb 9 at 20:25
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Solution:

  1. ywfwkak 33:21 => Rot8 (including numbers) = Genesis 11:09

  2. Going to Genesis 11:09 we see:
    "That is why it was called Babel — because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth."

    Using the clue from the title, I searched for Library of Babel

  3. When we go to Library of Babel we use the browse tab to search for 38t762izu3rpv2...

  4. Now, we can use the next clues that tell us to go to Wall 1, Shelf 2, Volume with the name "pskbtwecxvcoqbb,sl" .ogmgr and Page 166

  5. Now we get:
    congratulations, you made it, the answer is
    ioioiiioooioioioooioooioiiioioioooioooioioioooioioioooooooioiiioiiioioooioooioii ioioooioioioooioioooioioioooiiioooioooiiioioooiiioioiiioioooio

    www.youtube.com watch
    cap h, cap y, underscore, cap o, cap i, w, i, d, e, cap l, g
    min fourteen sec twenty

  6. Going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY_OIwideLg Minute 14, Second 20 there is an explanation on how to decode the answer.

  7. After translating io=.(dot), oo= (sep) and iiio=-(dash) we get morse code:
    ..- ... . .-.. . ... ... .--. . .-. ... .. ... - . -. -.-. .

  8. Translating the morse code we finally get the answer: USELESS PERSISTENCE

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  • $\begingroup$ You are so close! $\endgroup$ – Brandon Feb 10 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ @pirate perhaps binary? $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Feb 10 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ rot13: Rirelguvat ba gur cntr vf vzcbegnag, vg zvtug uryc vs lbh xabj gur punenpgre pbafgenvagf sbe gur yvoenel bs Onory $\endgroup$ – Brandon Feb 10 at 22:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Brandon Think I got it now $\endgroup$ – pirate Feb 11 at 8:38

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