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AnonymousMay 4, 2007 4:32 PM

011011110110100000100000
011011010111100100100000
011001100111010101100011
011010110110100101101110
011001110010000001100111
0110111101100100

Not AnonymousMay 4, 2007 5:22 PM

010110010110111101110101
011100100010000001100111
011011110110010000100000
011001100111010101100011
011010110111001100111111
001000000010000001001110
011011110111011100100000
011101000110100001100001
011101000010011101110011
001000000110000100100000
011000110110100001110101
011100100110001101101000
001000000100100101100100
001000000110001101101111
011011100111001101101001
011001000110010101110010
001000000110011101101111
011010010110111001100111
001000000111010001101111
00100001

AlanMay 4, 2007 6:49 PM

Muslim Scholar No. 1: Allah be praised, I've invented the zero.
Muslim Scholar No. 2: What's that?
Muslim Scholar No. 1: Nothing.
- from "Why Man Creates" (1969)

UNTERMay 4, 2007 6:51 PM

Damn you Bruce, you've addicted me to one more thing!

Thank god xkcd only produces one cartoon a day.

Across the PondMay 5, 2007 7:31 AM

Earlier posts:

Anonymous

"01101111 111 o
01101000 104 h
00100000 32
01101101 109 m
01111001 121 y
00100000 32
01100110 102 f
01110101 117 u
01100011 99 c
01101011 107 k
01101001 105 i
01101110 110 n
01100111 103 g
00100000 32
01100111 103 g
01101111 111 o
01100100 100 d"

Not Anonymous

"01011001 89 Y
01101111 111 o
01110101 117 u
01110010 114 r
00100000 32
01100111 103 g
01101111 111 o
01100100 100 d
00100000 32
01100110 102 f
01110101 117 u
01100011 99 c
01101011 107 k
01110011 115 s
00111111 63 ?
00100000 32
00100000 32
01001110 78 N
01101111 111 o
01110111 119 w
00100000 32
01110100 116 t
01101000 104 h
01100001 97 a
01110100 116 t
00100111 39 '
01110011 115 s
00100000 32
01100001 97 a
00100000 32
01100011 99 c
01101000 104 h
01110101 117 u
01110010 114 r
01100011 99 c
01101000 104 h
00100000 32
01001001 73 I
01100100 100 d
00100000 32
01100011 99 c
01101111 111 o
01101110 110 n
01110011 115 s
01101001 105 i
01100100 100 d
01100101 101 e
01110010 114 r
00100000 32
01100111 103 g
01101111 111 o
01101001 105 i
01101110 110 n
01100111 103 g
00100000 32
01110100 116 t
01101111 111 o
00100001 33 !"

Please will you clean up your language and consider those of us who are reading the blog with a hangover next time you use ASCII. Thanks.

wumpusMay 5, 2007 8:43 AM

@Not Anonymous (assuming Across the Pond is correct).

Try the first church of Zeus. Not only is he quite active, he will simply go after whatever is prettiest in view (without regard for sex, species, or even whether animal, vegetable, or mineral).

wumpus

Bill P. GodfreyMay 6, 2007 7:06 PM

I think it would have been funnier if the code-talker was the only cryptography involved.

Everyone's a critic. (Or is it just me?)

TimMay 8, 2007 9:55 AM

11 111 010 000 0 1010 111 100 0 00 000 001 10 1000 010 0 01 101 01 1000 0100 0 1010 010 1011 0110 1 111 110 010 01 0110 0000 1011

Ian MasonMay 8, 2007 4:34 PM

For those who appreciate xkcd, you'll also like indexed - indexed.blogspot.com.

SomethingSeptember 3, 2007 6:26 AM

As far as I can make out, the last posts said:
vare2: lol
Tim: úðB5R¶û
And the first byte in the original is a capital W. (assuming a'lai'h = 0)
The second byte, if padded on the left with a 0, (screw utf8) is a capital Y.

01011000 01001011 01000011 01000100 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01110111 01100101 01110011 01101111 01101101 01100101 00100001

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