Passcode Decoding Walkthrough #007.1 Jojo’s Word of the Day 2014-06-26

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Decoding Tools

http://tools.decodeingress.me/

http://decodeingress.me/tools/

The format for this passcode is: [2-9][a-z][a-z][a-z][2-9]keyword[a-z][2-9][a-z][2-9][a-z]

Difficulty Rating: (out of 8. 1-5 are regular difficulty levels, 6-8 are very challenging):

Source of document:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JoJoStratton/posts/12sfrTgzKmp

https://googledrive.com/host/0BwXDFMPXURDAbzhTYkR2MDEwNEk/ABDITORY.html

 

How/where to find the source of the passcode:

With Jojo’s Word of the Day, you usually check the source code of the HTML document to uncover the puzzle to solve. Looking at the end of line 3 in the source code

4 6715268210684569672069946838206819043034663710682323062876544486

Methods/Process:

The number 4 is separated from the rest of the string, this usually is a hint.

4 could mean anything but the length of the string is 64, which has a divisor of 4. So dividing it into blocks of 4 seems sensible.

6715
2682
1068
4569
6720
6994
6838
2068
1904
3034
6637
1068
2323
0628
7654
4486

Passcode solution:

As with the previous walkthrough, each line can be interpreted as individual data points in a data set. Searching them individually will not be helpful but searching multiple terms together can guide us to a solution. Try looking up: 6715 2682 1068 4569 in your favourite search engine.

Depending on the search engine, you’ll likely find results that refer to Messier objects. Starting in mid June 2014, JoJo’s Word of the Day codes usually follow a theme for about a week and the week we’re looking at deals with space.

As a reference, we’ll be using this website:

http://www.capefearastro.org/resources/Messier.htm

The numbers above correspond to NGC (New General Catalogue) in the table, so gathering our information in a table:

 

NGC M Sect Pg PA Dec
6715 54 4 11 18:55.1 -30.5
2682 67 1 11 8:50.4 11.8
1068 77 0 2 2:42.7 0.0
4569 90 2 6 12:36.8 13.2
6720 57 3 14 18:53.6 33.0
6994 73 5 16 20:59.0 -12.6
6838 71 5 9 19:53.8 18.8
2068 78 1 1 5:46.7 0.1
1904 79 1 4 5:24.5 -24.6
3034 82 2 20 9:55.8 69.7
6637 69 4 9 18:31.4 -32.4
1068 77 0 2 2:42.7 0.0
2323 50 1 9 7:03.2 -8.4
628 74 0 1 1:36.7 15.8
7654 52 0 7 23:24.2 61.6
4486 87 2 8 12:30.8 12.4

(table is truncated)

Looking at the data we have, the M (Messier Number) column presents us with numbers within the range of decimal numbers for A-Z and 0-9.

54 67 77 90 57 73 71 78 79 82 69 77 50 74 52 87

Converting decimal to ASCII

6CMZ9IGNOREM2J4W

Passcode items gained:

400 AP
100 XM
L1 Resonator (2)
L5 Xmp Burster (2)
Portal Shield (1)

 

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Passcode Decoding Walkthrough #007.1 Jojo’s Word of the Day 2014-06-26

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