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Monday, December 13, 2010

Google hides mathematical puzzle in Cr-48 video, rewards its solver with a laptop - Engadget #BIM



Of course, contractors go through the same thing every day trying to figure out what is and isn't missing from the blueprints they get fro  their design team.  Their prize for decrypting the 2D lines and hatch patterns?  The chance to not go out of business and do it again on another project down the road.
The answer to our puzzle will give you the letters B I M!

Source: Engadget.com
about an hour ago by Vlad Savov
Watching Google destroy Cr-48 laptops for fun can't have been easy for any of you, but it turns out that the wily geeks of Mountain View had a clandestine purpose to their malevolence after all. An equation, scribbled out in old school chalk in the background of one scene, attracted the attention of a Sylvain Zimmer, who, together with a group of like-minded geeks, set about trying to solve it and discover its meaning. A full day's worth of cryptographic work later, Sylvain was left with a set of numbers he was able to convert into letters, which in turned spelled out "speed and destroy." Appending goo.gl, Google's URL shortener, to the front of those words got him to a screen congratulating him for being "first to figure out our MENSA-certified puzzle" and promising to send him a Cr-48 laptop as his prize. Kudos to Sylvain... and to Google for being such irrepressible geeks.
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