Jess July 4, 2023 9:34 AM

I’m pretty sure it’s a parody of some of the ridiculous password rules some sites impose

Clive Robinson July 4, 2023 11:28 AM

@ Bruce, ALL,

Just remember,

“What starts in the fun zone can all too quickly end in the pain zone[1]”

Some one will at some point implement some of these rules “for realzies”…

Just don’t say you’ve not been warned 😉

[1] As any after party hangover or competitive skate-border etc who’ve broken a few can tell you. But also much else in life relationships not excluded if the divorce rate is anything to go by…

Q July 4, 2023 1:25 PM

It needs JS to do anything. Without JS you get nothing. Perhaps that is also part of the “joke” where we need high powered machines and blind trust in websites to deliver non-booby-trapped code?

The JS code is unreadable also. Minification or some other obfuscation tool has been applied.

Ted July 4, 2023 3:24 PM

Haha! That is so much fun! I was doing good until my password caught on fire! (repeating fire emojis… )

Should I have added a fire extinguisher emoji?? 😀

One rule asks for the current moon phase, another asks you to add the country name of a photo. There’s a rule that asks for the best chess move, and rule that asks you to add a two letter symbol from the periodic table…

I am no dumber for having played that marvelously fun little game! If only my password manager would generate emojis! That would be super fun!

Peter A July 5, 2023 7:28 AM

I was stuck with “password on fire” – is there a way to get past it? Or is it just the final joke.

John July 5, 2023 7:32 AM

Here’s a dump of the rules:


Canis familiaris July 6, 2023 11:47 AM

It reminds me of Nerd Sniping. xkcd 356 (@Clive Robinson might be interested)

Winter July 6, 2023 12:15 PM

@Canis familiaris

It reminds me of Nerd Sniping. xkcd 356

I have discovered a truly remarkable proof of this theorem which this margin is too small to contain.


Phillip July 8, 2023 3:33 PM

If one manages to change their password, it should then crash within a logfile:

“Gadzooks, we no longer comprehend our regex!”

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