Way too long, thought I'd be screwed by not knowing new formats and techniques.
Maybe help?( I don't...
Not sure what to tell you, literally pasted that into ms paint and did Rotate -> Flip horizontal and then right-click -> Invert Color and it reads fine w/ the default Android barcode scanner. I could tell that that was what needed to be done by recognizing the telltale start/end bars of Code39.
I've extracted the character sequence, but I'm not finding any valid passcode. The sequence contains some "structure" that leads me to believe that it's correct, but not any keyword that I recognize and not following any of the passcode patterns. And with the rate limit, I really don't know what more to try.
The cooldown seems really excessive. It's been an hour since I entered the last passcode without an error.
It's so cool to see some decoding-grandpas coming back to life again – yay :)
Don't have default scanner, third-party scanner doesn't scan this..
It's not Code 39. Code 39 only has thin and wide bars, this pattern has more different thicknesses.
Good to see me both creating and testing it was not too brave :)
Glad you liked it!
Does this mean you solved it? My brain hurts.
Barcodes doesn't work. As far as I can tell, they have to start with 2 thin, have 2 thin in the middle, and end with 1 thick + 2 thin.
The clock could be an answer read vertically - no ro - which could be an answer (do they recurse? - no they only read).
It does scan using barcode scanner app on an iphone, but not on the scanner website I was using for the file. I am not entirely sure what the difference is between the two, but I get a valid code in one and not the other. So if your first choice of scanner isn't working, definitely try a few other versions out there before writing it off :)
What would be the possibility that the way to decode is by hexadecimal by the presence of the hexagons?
Le mosse della partita immortale di blade runner assomigliano a un passcode...
That describes UPC barcodes, not all barcode symbologies in general
Ok - didn't know that.
Tried reading thinnest bars as 1's and blanks as 0's, but that gave nothing with regards to ASCII.
Assuming that both images (horizontal slice and vertical slice) are half of one barcode. Code 128? I have no usable tools so I'm at the "thought experiment" stage. I can't even cut&paste the image from here, nor fiddle with colours, nor rotate/flip, nor paste two images together and HOPE that I get them aligned just so and that I didn't accidentally crop out too much nor leave in too much.
Is the horizontal bit the first half or the second?
In the horizontal bit, does blue/green correspond to black/white or vice versa? Same for vertical
In the horizontal bit, is the left end the start of the barcode or does it have to be flipped?
In the vertical bit, is the top end or the bottom end the start of the barcode?
doesn't help when i don't have image editing tools on my laptop at work.. ERGH.. i got only part of it thus far
Scanning it with Android scanner. Scanned original, flipped horizontally and vertically. Someone please help lol!
Yeh same here, i got different codes from the scan on android all not working, help is appreciated
Before we go too deep,, are we absolutely sure that it is a barcode? I mean, I can't see it being anything else, but then again I have never done one of these before, so I may just be missing something
Wait, did @TheHiveMind find it, or is it a global media? Is the website counting the people who succeded working?
It works now
But I wonder if the counter itself is working?
will you send the barcode?
Just hasn't been updated - 17:01 UTC is when it was last updated, which was when the puzzle was released I think? So maybe they only poll solvers every hour
From earlier - this is a barcode I was able to parse (horizontally, green as black, gray as white). I can get some different values by flipping/inverting things, but nothing seems meaningful so far
@Voltali92 Yes, the media came as the only reward of the resulting passcode. And the counter has not been updated for close to 4 hours now.
It is indeed a barcode, and - as has been pointed out already - not Code 39.
You can fiddle with image manipulation or map out the stripes to runs of 0s and 1s to look for signature symbols, both will get you there in the end. You will get lowercase letters out of it.
Leaderboard will be updated 'each day' according to the announcement.
That can still mean a lot but I guess at least once in each 24 hour window.
What if the alarm clock numbers go in front of the numbers we get when scanning the bar code?
...or, when I searched one of the numbers scanned (42529859) - it led me to a location called The Temple of Karakorum Mongolia. Knowing Ingress and challenges like this, it wouldn't be surprising if that location had something to do with this challenge.
So has anyone gotten the code to work?