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On March 31, 2021 at 6:10PM EST daveyb responded to EMC2:

well holy moses! thank you! i found the pattern and solved it!

On March 31, 2021 at 12:31PM EST EMC2 responded to daveyb:

Here’s a hint: it’s not about translating binary to letters like in the book. You just have to get the right pattern.

On February 27, 2021 at 2:41PM EST daveyb wrote:

I'm currently on the zeros and ones puzzle. I understand how buttons influence the screen's output and I'm looking at the 8-bit puzzle in the book but I'm at a loss as to the connections, if any.


Based on my little research, I've been submitting answers in the vein of Hamlet , life , and game over . Any hints?

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On March 31, 2021 at 12:31PM EST EMC2 responded to daveyb:

Here’s a hint: it’s not about translating binary to letters like in the book. You just have to get the right pattern.

On February 27, 2021 at 2:41PM EST daveyb wrote:

I'm currently on the zeros and ones puzzle. I understand how buttons influence the screen's output and I'm looking at the 8-bit puzzle in the book but I'm at a loss as to the connections, if any.


Based on my little research, I've been submitting answers in the vein of Hamlet , life , and game over . Any hints?

On March 31, 2021 at 11:22AM EST EMC2 responded to Rubik:

Try match up the numbers on back with names on front. Note that the image is flipped when its turned over.

On March 6, 2021 at 6:31PM EST Rubik wrote:

Any pointers for the facade puzzle? I've flipped the image but all I can come up with is gibberish...

On March 6, 2021 at 6:31PM EST Rubik wrote:

Any pointers for the facade puzzle? I've flipped the image but all I can come up with is gibberish...

On February 27, 2021 at 2:41PM EST daveyb wrote:

I'm currently on the zeros and ones puzzle. I understand how buttons influence the screen's output and I'm looking at the 8-bit puzzle in the book but I'm at a loss as to the connections, if any.


Based on my little research, I've been submitting answers in the vein of Hamlet , life , and game over . Any hints?

On February 22, 2021 at 7:55PM EST sds70 wrote:

OK, I solved (or looked up the answer to) all 42 puzzles. Now what? I expected the answers to tie together into one Master Theorem. I organized them by calendar date, but that did not lead to anything that made sense.

On February 17, 2021 at 12:20PM EST Bodenalan wrote:

Thanks a ton, it was very helpful!

On February 16, 2021 at 8:48AM EST Squadalaah responded to Bodenalan:

Sure thing:


Notice how two of the clues are There is neodymium and magnesium and There isn't boron and magnesium, so from that, why does magnesium work after neodymium but NOT after boron?


Another example that might illustrate it a little differently, scorpio and orion are in, but orion and scorpio are not.


Finally, it really is just a property of the letters in the words, like the previous puzzles. Hope that helps!

On February 15, 2021 at 11:12PM EST Bodenalan wrote:

I’m still stuck on the what is all this section All I notice is that the first thing I put is nearly always right, and the second is always wrong. Can anyone please help me?

On February 15, 2021 at 11:12PM EST Bodenalan wrote:

I’m still stuck on the what is all this section All I notice is that the first thing I put is nearly always right, and the second is always wrong. Can anyone please help me?

On February 9, 2021 at 11:22PM EST Bodenalan responded to Gneen:

Yep, already tried that

On February 9, 2021 at 12:30PM EST Gneen wrote:

IMPORTANT: Don't try to find number 42 using a mobile device!

Really!

On February 9, 2021 at 12:30PM EST Gneen wrote:

IMPORTANT: Don't try to find number 42 using a mobile device!

Really!

On February 8, 2021 at 10:34AM EST daveyb responded to EMC2:

Thank you! This is exactly the sort of hint I needed. Much appreciated!

On January 24, 2021 at 6:42PM EST EMC2 responded to daveyb:

What “very first thing” do you recall looks like that paper? What is the red circle circling there?

On January 24, 2021 at 6:32PM EST daveyb wrote:

I'll bite (again.) Any hints for solving the notepad paper puzzle? Given the new text, I've tried things like instinct, breathe, live, think, as well as a few profanities for good measure. :) Given the notepad paper with red circle I've tried things like name, my name, to-do, and list, among other options.

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On February 5, 2021 at 1:08PM EST HaltOCarrick wrote:

An identical border, the name of the Theorem, a ribbon that says solved... and a date when clicked on. A date that’s not when I finished it. Aha! The first clue!

On February 4, 2021 at 11:54PM EST Bodenalan responded to HaltOCarrick:

Go to the hints and solutions page

On February 4, 2021 at 9:25PM EST HaltOCarrick responded to Bodenalan:

Cards? What cards?

On February 4, 2021 at 7:40PM EST Bodenalan wrote:

Have you noticed anything on all of the cards?

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On February 4, 2021 at 9:25PM EST HaltOCarrick responded to Bodenalan:

Cards? What cards?

On February 4, 2021 at 7:40PM EST Bodenalan wrote:

Have you noticed anything on all of the cards?

On February 4, 2021 at 7:40PM EST Bodenalan wrote:

Have you noticed anything on all of the cards?

On February 4, 2021 at 6:31PM EST HaltOCarrick wrote:

Where IS this Theorem???? I can’t find it! I decoded the hints, but I can’t find the actual Theorem!

On February 3, 2021 at 12:21PM EST Bodenalan wrote:

I thought I made a breakthrough and got through a few puzzles, but now I’m stuck on what is all of this and all I can see is that no matter what I put, the second one is always wrong

On February 2, 2021 at 10:14AM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to themselves:

Oh, also: The text M gives is rarely ever useful. You can get past all of the puzzles without having to read any of it. I notice you seem to be focusing WAY too hard on it - all the clues you need to solve the puzzles are inside the puzzles themselves.

On February 2, 2021 at 10:03AM EST FlipFlopd1 responded to daveyb:

That puzzle is called "The very first thing." So, through your journey in The Master Theorem's puzzles, what was the very first thing?

On January 24, 2021 at 6:32PM EST daveyb wrote:

I'll bite (again.) Any hints for solving the notepad paper puzzle? Given the new text, I've tried things like instinct, breathe, live, think, as well as a few profanities for good measure. :) Given the notepad paper with red circle I've tried things like name, my name, to-do, and list, among other options.

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On February 2, 2021 at 10:07AM EST FlipFlopd1 wrote:

I have decided to give random hints for the puzzles I often see people stuck on:

Red pill/blue pill: This isn't really a puzzle. You just "take the red pill."

Mindless workers: Timing is key. Also, note that when you press a button, its output changes from 0 to 1.

Why is there something rather than nothing: The board of letters shuffles every time you refresh the page. Well, MOST of the board of letters, at least.

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