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      PLEASE READ - Reversing upgrade   02/23/2017

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screen317

Brain teaser for you all... Edition #1

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I thought of this little brain teaser. Have fun :]

 

(Yes... it's moderately computer related :p )

 

 

Directions:

 

You must figure out EVERYTHING within the quotation marks, then answer the question that is revealed.

 

 

 

"Obwjhbuf up: Nz Dpnqvufs, mpdbm ejtl D. Sjhiu dmjdl Qsphsbn Gjmft. Xibu jt uif cpuupn pqujpo?"

 

 

Note: there are no tricks. It's a simple pattern, really. Once you figure out the first word, the rest is child's play.

 

 

If you figure it out, PM me the answer as to not allow for cheating :p

 

I'll post the answer within a few days or so.

 

~screen317

 

 

Ask for hints if you so desire in this thread.

 

Good luck :wave:

 

 

 

EDIT: Thanks for the correction, Budfred :lol:

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Um, a little clue maybe? :scratchhead:

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I suppose that would be nice. :whistle:

 

 

 

 

All of the letters follow the exact same pattern.

 

 

Each of the letters have been augmented in some way from the original statement. It is up to you to figure out how the letters were augmented; following the above tidbit.

 

How's that for hint #1? :lol:

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I got it! :hyper:

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got it! :hyper:

 

 

mns rn cheehbtks. :D

 

 

Hah :lol:

 

You have it backwards there Mieke :p

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Alright. I believe enough time has passed.

 

 

Here is the correct answer/thought process necessary to answer the conundrum:

 

 

 

Obwjhbuf up: Nz Dpnqvufs, mpdbm ejtl D. Sjhiu dmjdl Qsphsbn Gjmft. Xibu jt uif cpuupn pqujpo?

 

That is the puzzle. This is the clue I gave:

 

All of the letters follow the exact same pattern.

 

 

Each of the letters have been augmented in some way from the original statement. It is up to you to figure out how the letters were augmented; following the above tidbit.

 

So after a little thinking, you realize that if you "subtract one" from every letter (b-1=a, etc...), you get this:

 

Navigate to: My Computer, local disk C. Right click Program Files. What is the bottom option?

 

(sorry all you mac people, this doesn't apply to you :rolleyes: )

 

Following those instructions, you get the answer to be:

 

Properties

 

 

Hope you had fun; I sure did.

 

 

 

Should I do more of these?

 

~screen317

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Should I do more of these?

 

I'm game for another one, if you have the time.

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I'm game for another one, if you have the time.

 

 

Alright, but I'm upping the difficulty this time! :D

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