May 09 21:36:20 thestringpuller mircea_popescu: how does one get gpg certified on your blog?
I had no idea what the gentleman might mean, originally, but then it turned out he was talking about the little displayed after the name of select people in the comments section. There's actually a number of different such insignia awarded to the esteemed Trilema commenter crowdi, and this particular one reflects the achievement of having resolved correctly no less than five cryptographs.
What the hell are those, right ?
Well, as you can see, there's this dedicated section called "Criptograme", which contains a number of images that you're invited to translate into wordsii. There's 92 of them, published between August 22th, 2009 and August 27th, 2012. Then they took a break, because I'm not sure even why, perhaps I was too busy or too lazy to do them in English, I can't even recall.
Anyway! It was a fun game, time to revive it. So here you go :
Sha-1 hash : 97c38890058b1d4ca20e99ca14a9778e24af7b57iii———
- The original article (in Romanian) introducing the things is Se dau insigne! There's a number of different ones. [↩]
- Romanian words, obviously, which probably makes them insanely difficult for you. [↩]
- This allows you to verify if your answer is correct without having to wait for me to confirm or deny, and also proves that there indeed is an answer, and that the answer is unique and fixed aforehand (ie, that I'm not drawing on a pool of possibles and rejecting them as people come up with them). All you have to do is run sha-1 on your favourite platform, of a string formed by adding your solution to "trilema". So if your proposed solution is "bitcoin", then you hash "trilemabitcoin".
Also, if you wish to prove you've resolved it without sharing the solution with the general public, simply make a comment such as salt+f0f0cf868277c9ff3873a7ebe68c3e2b49a7a14f. I will add the solution to the part before the + then hash the resulting string and check if the hash matches - if it does you're in. So for instance if the solution actually is "bitcoin", the hash of "saltbitcoin" will have to match f0f0cf868277c9ff3873a7ebe68c3e2b49a7a14f.
All these advances are the result of many years of practice in the Romanian space, isn't it neat ? [↩]