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programming 4

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:50 am
by micaeked
i have generated an image using the xml, and type it into the website, but it says 'sorry: your answer is wrong'... i have tried multiple times and am unable to get it for some reason.

i type this string:
CC,4B0,7B48892DF0,EF0527F00C,0D3D08D9CC


and here is the image i get from the script (written in ruby and rmagick):
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/5198/shapesb.gif

Re: programming 4

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:45 am
by Goatboy
Your OCR needs to be able to handle backwards and/or upside-down letters. "4B0" should actually be "0B4" etc. etc.
That, or since you have 120 seconds, you'll need to be somewhat quick about reading the letters correctly.

Re: programming 4

PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:50 pm
by micaeked
Goatboy wrote:Your OCR needs to be able to handle backwards and/or upside-down letters. "4B0" should actually be "0B4" etc. etc.
That, or since you have 120 seconds, you'll need to be somewhat quick about reading the letters correctly.


i was under the impression that all the letters are backwards... therefore, 0B4 is actually 4B0... also, im not using ocr... just typing them in manually... i have tried like five times, always get it on time, but it does not accept the answer

-- Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:19 pm --

ah, turns out it was the entire string that was mirrored, not single characters. silly me