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Miles
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

First thing I thought was that this was going to be about stegosaurs but then I realized it wasn't. THEN I thought the last panel was really funny because I thought it said "I don't understand" but then I realized it was "you don't understand." I found this less funny.

DISAPPOINTMENTS ALL AROUND RYAN

STILL PRETTY GOOD THOUGH

I GUESS

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Is there a message coded into the jpeg?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Miles if I updated my comic to say "I" would it be too late?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's never too late Ryan!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Also yeah how do we decode the jpg plz

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

the first person to send me the decoded SECRET MESSAGE will get a free t-shirt!

it is a "contest" that i "did not announce" but "am running".

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

WHOOPS too late dudes! SOMEONE HAS WON

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Great comic! My curiosity led me to decode the message BEFORE the contest was announced. Too bad I was SECOND.

Bummer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

By the time I got to the news post I'd already forgotten about the significance of jpegs and was wondering what Ryan was talking about.

I also like it better with "I don't understand!" Razz

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I was all trying to guess the secret code when I sneezed really hard and suddenly I had it (or realized that i didn't need it depending how you think). Funny and worth it, but I put too much effort in.

Unless there's actually two secrets. In which case, I hope the second one is that image from the very end of Fight Club.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ryan you changed it :D <3

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I am too dumb to figure it out/someone tell me what it is.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

SERIOUSLY. We can't all be master cryptographers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is the message, for all you lazy people:

Image
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Not so much laziness as the fact that I don't know enough about image file formats to have the slightest idea how to get that. Clyde

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, pretty much.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Get steghide from SourgeForge. There's a precompiled version available, so you don't need to compile it yourself, unless you're masochistic like me.

Then do something like this:

Code:
D:\MinGW\dev\steghide>steghide.exe extract -sf comic2-1050.jpg
Enter passphrase:
wrote extracted data to "message-for-YOU.gif".


Notice the passphrase is blank. Just press [enter].
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I was going to decode it, but figured thatit was all just a clever ruse. And it did change! Though I think I liked it better before.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

JensRex wrote:
Get steghide from SourgeForge. There's a precompiled version available, so you don't need to compile it yourself, unless you're masochistic like me.

Then do something like this:

Code:
D:\MinGW\dev\steghide>steghide.exe extract -sf comic2-1050.jpg
Enter passphrase:
wrote extracted data to "message-for-YOU.gif".


Notice the passphrase is blank. Just press [enter].
Ah yeah, I had wondered if it was that, but it seemed so *boring*. I'm disappointed, Ryan! I expected something more clever!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

BenB wrote:
JensRex wrote:
Get steghide from SourgeForge. There's a precompiled version available, so you don't need to compile it yourself, unless you're masochistic like me.

Then do something like this:

Code:
D:\MinGW\dev\steghide>steghide.exe extract -sf comic2-1050.jpg
Enter passphrase:
wrote extracted data to "message-for-YOU.gif".


Notice the passphrase is blank. Just press [enter].
Ah yeah, I had wondered if it was that, but it seemed so *boring*. I'm disappointed, Ryan! I expected something more clever!


I know. I was readying myself for an international voyage of discovery, not a mildly obscene message. But putting it in a gif was pretty nice.

Wait! We might have META-STEGANOGRAPHY!

Quote:
steghide: the file format of the file "message-for-YOU.gif" is not supported.


Killjoy!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

BenB wrote:
Ah yeah, I had wondered if it was that, but it seemed so *boring*. I'm disappointed, Ryan! I expected something more clever!


Unless by "boring" you mean the fact that you needed a program to get it as opposed to some clever thinkin'? Cuz that's what I was hoping for, I opened the image in Photoshop and started thinkin' and then I saw the rest of the thread and was like oh. :|
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm willing to bet that there's a secret message in the original template for Dinosaur Comics. It's in the 5th panel T-Rex, that's why he looks so off-color!

IT'S BEEN UNDER OUR NOSES THE WHOLE TIME

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Did anyone else start writing a custom decoder at the first sign of technical detail? (T-Rex - OMG! - ...least significant bit...)

Too bad I was expecting the payload to be plain text, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

motiz88 wrote:
Did anyone else start writing a custom decoder at the first sign of technical detail? (T-Rex - OMG! - ...least significant bit...)

Too bad I was expecting the payload to be plain text, though.


I did exactly the same thing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Man the last time I put a secret message in Dinosaur Comics NONE of you suckers got it, and it still hasn't been discovered, so don't play the "too easy" line on me!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The plot thickens.

I felt compelled to register to this forum solely for that.

Am I crazy?

The answer is yes.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ahh! The Search for the Hidden Message Begins!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Somebody else let me know when it's found.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

this is how religions start

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

From a quick poking around with Google image search there doesn't seem to be any other JPG images. Maybe it's a text chunk in a PNG image, but short of convoluted batch script and wget abuse, there's no easy way to tell, and I'm not in the mood for that right now. I might be going at this from a completely wrong angle though. Need more to go on.
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