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  • LosT
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    Bonus points for anyone who can find 'mini Joe Grand' at Defcon.

    LosT

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  • LosT
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    To echo what Joe said, don't make any assumptions and just have a good time.

    See you all when you get here.

    1057

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  • Kingpin
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    Ah, yes, the puzzles have begun. It's so tempting to say more, but that would spoil the fun... :)

    See everyone at con!

    Joe

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  • Demo
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    Originally posted by Wing View Post
    For the record, I used this tool (based on libdmtx) http://libdmtx.wiki.sourceforge.net/...dmtx_0.5.0.zip
    to read the barcode DIRECTLY out of cnet's image (well, actually out of a BMP copy of it)
    Thanks Wing, easy peasy. I tried about 10 different software packages yesterday trying to scan this thing, and my stupid phone doesn't support any of the cool scanner pacakges. I was about to go get a new phone just for this! :)

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  • SmittyHalibut
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    OO0 Purdy... Nicely done, guys. I'm looking forward to this more and more as the days get closer.

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  • Wing
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    For the record, I used this tool (based on libdmtx) http://libdmtx.wiki.sourceforge.net/...dmtx_0.5.0.zip
    to read the barcode DIRECTLY out of cnet's image (well, actually out of a BMP copy of it)

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  • brianw21
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    You don't need a scanner to figure out the barcode. CNET scaned it for you.

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  • Viss
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    Took a while for me - its pretty clear that quickmark for windows mobile is the way to go. The weird japanese qrcode reader didnt work, nor did .. scanlife? .. some other qr code scanner for windows mobile.

    muahaha!


    Originally posted by brianw21 View Post
    oo0

    That was easier then last year I think???,you'll know if you figured it out. Thanks for that little treat, it got me in the mood for Defcon.

    -b

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  • [Syntax]
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    Had to manually redraw the barcode to get it working.

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  • Adrenaline
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    I had the info decoded about 5 mins after the article went up :) you'd be surprised how many 2-d decoding apps there are for cell phones. :)

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  • TheCotMan
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    Originally posted by Voltage Spike View Post
    No, the CueCat won't do it. In fact, I'm surprised the barcode readers at the library will. Or maybe TheCotMan simply lives next to more technologically advanced libraries than I do.
    Maybe university Libraries have better technology. :-)
    Because Inter Library Loan exists and there are so many different bar codes in use at different library locations, ILL Departments often have scanners that can read bar code formats used in libraries from around the world.

    UNLV has some pretty decent tech in their library. They probably have scanners that can do 1d and 2d and support many bard-code formats.

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  • Voltage Spike
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    Originally posted by [Syntax] View Post
    Will a regular barcode reader read that type? I have like 6 somewhere, Radio Shack had those CueCats a couple years ago that they were giving away.
    No, the CueCat won't do it. In fact, I'm surprised the barcode readers at the library will. Or maybe TheCotMan simply lives next to more technologically advanced libraries than I do.

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  • [Syntax]
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    Will a regular barcode reader read that type? I have like 6 somewhere, Radio Shack had those CueCats a couple years ago that they were giving away.

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  • Voltage Spike
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    Originally posted by brianw21 View Post
    That was easier then last year I think???,you'll know if you figured it out. Thanks for that little treat, it got me in the mood for Defcon.
    Did you change the page? If so, I'm jealous. I didn't even consider write access, and either you've changed it so I can't touch it or my fu is too weak.

    Also, what do you mean "easier than last year"? Last year was a binary-encoded message, but I don't recall it being associated with further riddles.

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  • Wing
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    Hrm, this is something I had not anticipated. I didn't bogart the barcode scanner from my rig at work because "Why the hell would I need that?"

    Of course libdmtx came through. Cute. Why do I get the feeling the matrix on the production model is different?

    Oh well. Now that I've seen the badge, I have some glorious ideas. Not sure I'll be able to find time at con to actually make them happen, though - may need to be a "I'll bring it back next year" thing.
    Last edited by Wing; August 5, 2008, 19:26.

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