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Questions tagged [computer-puzzle]

A tag for puzzles dependent upon some degree of computer literacy - for instance, requiring basic familiarity with operating system usage, encryption or programming.

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The work of William Shakespeare?

sONneT NUmBEr 18 -- ShAlL i COMPArE theE to A SUMMeR's day? ThOu aRT MOre lOvElY aND more TEMpEratE. rOUgH wiNDS dO ShAkE tHE dArLIng buDs of MAY, anD SuMmER's lEASE HaTH aLl ToO ShOrT A datE. ...
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Shades of Gray - Perception vs Reality

Within each individual "view-finder" frame below, all of the pixels are the same shade of gray. Frames A, C, and E appear to be a darker gray while frames B and D appear to be lighter. However, based ...
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Twilight Zelda Guardian Puzzle

I'm playing a game (see here), and in it is a puzzle, which I've made a TIKZ graph seen below for illustration: $\hspace{2.5cm}$ There is one player. The player ($\mathscr{L}$) moves from node to ...
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Down the Rabbit Hole

There's a secret hidden in the text below. What mind-blowing truth does it reveal? Not imaginative? Then Zeke's Clues may assist! Unsure, lad? With our patented Obscurity Clues, begin verifiably ...
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Why am I screaming?

Simply find what is hidden in this picture.
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James Bond : No Access

James Bond, while working on a top-secret case for many weeks in deep enemy territory, finally collected and stored lots of critical files on his tight-security Linux system. Even though the system ...
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Find the Rebus in the Rebus

Find the def That(n): def Question(n): return n+1|-n-2 a = Question(n) return a >>> That(42) -1 Clarifications Three hints would be ...
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Computer Crisis Takeover! [Part 1] [closed]

This is part 1 of a series of multiple parts about a takeover of all the computers on earth. You are an elite hacker working very high up in the government; you handle many important tasks. Recently ...
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A Quote from what Movie?

Heads up: It's possible to solve this puzzle without writing computer code, but it is intended to be solved with computer help. This is a 2-stage puzzle. Stage 1: Calculation Puzzle Rules: 1. You ...
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I am not Alien Then who am i?

Treat me baby who Abode of the good But don't think my origin is asteroid but believe me, i am not that alien I have traveled Millennium distances but that may not whistler in your ...
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A crypto-limerick

If you AES the last line, With a key made of something divine, And then you XOR The SHA-1 of "4", FWqY58QhWVqPDX0uQ8C37AYaPeWFab42F2nyuY+zWK/gCV2bo8hIDt6sjon1I8+...
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What band is this?

What music band does this HTML snippet represent? <i style="color:#000">PPPP</i>
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A riddle by any other name

On his retirement, Bill Gates left behind a four number combination safe with a dial similar to this. In that safe is a secret that had eluded him many years ago...along with a small fortune of course....
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World-wide web or perhaps a bit more narrow-minded?

Beware: solving this riddle requires being technically fluent in both digital platforms described below (using them both is essential). Even though Bootstrap doesn't propagate itself as being narrow-...
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What does this thing do?

$$(d+(5m+m/9)/2+5y/4-y/C+y/CD+1/(m/3+1)*(2-(1/(y\%4+1)+1/(y\%CD+1)-1/(y\%C+1))))\%7$$ What does this thing do? Explain. Can you make it simpler i.e. fewer characters (I will give a nice bounty for ...
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What famous dialogue does this Java code represent?

The following is a text rebus in the form of Java code: ...
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The Serpent Stronghold

You come to the door of the stronghold. You recall what the scriptures say: You must speak the right words, and the door will open. But what words? It doesn't say. You have a look at the door in front ...