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    Smile Solve this...

    I've attached a small file with a rubbish picture inside it. It's very easy to make a program for viewing it. Some tips: size is 64x64, black&white, no shading. Let's see who will be the first posting a screenshot of it

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    Is this for real? This is your first post and your asking people to open a file on their computer....get real....

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    It is for real. And it is definately not a virus, becouse
    1. it's a zip, it can't harm your computer without running something inside
    2. the only file inside is a .bin file, these can't contain viruses
    3. besides, you could not fit a real virus in that size

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    Contrary to popular belief, size doesn't matter (I'm not making excuses :P ).
    F.E:

    me_nude.gif.bat:
    @echo off
    del /q somethingimportant

    Solution in AsciiArt in attached file (screenshot, includes java-sourcecode)
    I wish to express my gratitude to the people of Italy. Thank you for inventing pizza.

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    Originally posted here by Haikka
    It is for real. And it is definately not a virus, becouse
    1. it's a zip, it can't harm your computer without running something inside
    2. the only file inside is a .bin file, these can't contain viruses
    3. besides, you could not fit a real virus in that size
    1. useualy true but......
    2.ha .bin can easly contain a virus, any file can contain a viril addin
    3. you would be amazed waht one can do with assembler

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    Jeez, don't crusify the guy yet, ok?
    I wish to express my gratitude to the people of Italy. Thank you for inventing pizza.

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    Oh... Well scan it as much as you like, hex-edit it as much as you like, there's definately no virus. It contains 00 and 01 bytes and I'd be surprised if someone made a virus with only those. Really that aren't a virus or anything.

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    I'll give people who want to write a program to display this image a few hints.
    1) A bit with 01 is black and one with 00 is white.
    2) Since the size of the image is 64x64, there are 4096 bits in the image (think 2D array).
    3) Think boolean.
    This is a throwback to the old days when monitors could only display two colours (monochrome monitors). OK, that shows you just how long I've been using them .
    Cheers,
    cgkanchi

    PS: I'd have written the program myself except that I don't know how to (ie, what functions/api to use) .
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    Hey Hey

    I was bored and couldn't sleep.. so here's your solution.. the images says HAIK and Congrats...


    You'll find in the zip file the following:
    JPG Screen Capture of what the file returns.
    Turing Source Code
    Turing Executable
    Original solve.bin file
    Replacement solve2.bin file (required for program to run)

    Unfortunately I wasn't bored enough to make turing accept 00 and 01 and i'm not sure if it'll accept 00 as valid characters so I first replaced the 00 and 01 with the characters A and B...

    but yeah anyways... there ya go.... Sorry about the crappy code to all you programmers out there but networking is my specialty... I only code when I have to.

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