Slim420 wrote:Wow, 30 seconds almost isnt long enough...
faazshift wrote:Slim420 wrote:Wow, 30 seconds almost isnt long enough...
Well my program could have handled a second or two. I fully automated everything (login, word extraction, solving, and submission). Try prog 11 (you only get 3 seconds).
Slim420 wrote:Hehe, yeah, I figured less time limits were coming .
Automating the login was gonna be my next step if i couldn't get it in time. Honestly with this being the first challenge in the category I wanted to try and get it with the least lines of code as possible. I did try just grabbing the page, but it wouldnt let me without logging in, and i didnt want to send a whole bunch of requests with my username/pw info (I'm just waayyy over paranoid). Although, it seems that is gonna have to be the case in the later missions . Depending on the mission though I may just get it to work first (like i did with this one), then work out the authentication.
I feel really bad for anyone having to do this one on a dial-up connection .
Now that I'm done bitching about it, I must say, it was a fun little exercise .
I did it in python, and at first i was having issues with the words that had multiple occurrences of the same letter, because as it was checking each different letter in the scrambled words, but the first occurrence of the letter would trigger a match . So in the end I found a much better way to organize and compare the strings . All i had to do was copy the scrambled words into a text file, save it, then run the python script (just pressing F5) then copy the results in the textbox on the webpage.
goluhaque wrote:shit. i hv a dial-up conn.
Draymire wrote:where could i find good information about automating login/input, i want to try it out now that i have done the challenge the simpler way .
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