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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Alone in the corner - who am I?

I'm always alone in the corner of the (usually) black/white surface, Although sometimes people come to me at the time of exit, You have to cross 14 bridges for a vacation from me, I'm half of my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What famous dialogue does this Java code represent?

The following is a text rebus in the form of Java code: ...
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A tour of 36 cities

Each of 4 people is touring 36 cities separately. Each of the 36 squares in the illustration below represents a city. To make the answers shorter, each city has been given a 1-character name, from A-Z,...
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Wife can't figure out husband's secret account password

John and Jane are married and keep a joint account at ABC Bank. They agreed that all of their income should go into the joint account. In early 2014, John started a new job at a software company, ...
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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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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 ...
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What famous line does this Linux command line represent?

The following shows a Linux command line with a # prompt: ...
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What is John's job?

You are a spy trying to find out the job of a man named John. One day, you go up to John's friend, Joe. You tell Joe that if he doesn't tell you what John's job is, you will destroy him. Not wanting ...
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A riddle and a line of text

I have a bit of pseudocode for you, and then an encoded string. The pseudocode will help you untangle the string. It's not the most easily understood pseudocode, and that might (just might) make your ...
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A Robot's Last Words

There, spread out all over the floor, were the mechanical pieces of a robot. Something had torn it apart, and the debris spanned a radius of a few meters. There was no sign of what might have caused ...
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Computer Crisis Takeover! [Part 3]

This is part 3 of a series of multiple parts about a takeover of all the computers on earth. The links to previous questions are here: Computer Crisis Takeover! [Part 1] Computer Crisis Takeover! [...
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Death cases of computer technician

Police found the body of a computer technician in front of his computer, with a belly wound. There was a possibility of the victim bleeding to death after being stabbed with a sharp object. There were ...
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It rhymes and wonders: who am I?

I tossed off this quick one. Does that make me a tosser? I know what is or isn't,   but never what might be; And many claim to know me,   though many disagree; There are no sly ...
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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 ...