# Re: OT - can anyone help me 'decode' this?

*Date*: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:30:17 -0400*From*: Rav <PaulR@xxxxxxxx>*Subject*: Re: OT - can anyone help me 'decode' this?

On 4/18/2018 8:17 AM, Rav wrote:

On 4/18/2018 5:47 AM, Ray_Net wrote:Rav wrote on 17-04-18 23:58:On 4/17/2018 3:44 PM, David B. wrote:67654A30676F76336A654A31666E2B3066374A32676F463365374A6B676F775067654A31676542336665543267656E6967596E31676F466B65374A6B6765475366375432666E2F506859546D67656E6966596E31676F586D67374A31676F423065374A6B6770466A66375431< rest snipped>It COULD be base 64, but it could be other things too. For example,each two digits could represent the hex representation of an ASCIIdigit, which would give:fdI/fnu2idI0em*/e6I1fnE2d6IjfnvOfdI0fdA2edS1fdmhfXm0fnEjd6IjfdFRe6S1em.OgXSlfdmheXm0fnWlf6I0fnA/d6IjfoEie6S0fdShfXI0foIkenI1fnEle6S0fdWhjnI0fnFPd6mjfdOkfXI1fdS3enI1foW/d6IjfoEie6S0fnShgXm0fnAjd6mjfnu0e6I0foI/edS1em.QjXIlem.RfdI0foJRe6S0em.Oenm0fdA/d6Ajem*3f6I0fnAid6IjfoI2d6I1fdW/d6IjfoI0enS1fdWhjnI0fnFPe6I1fnu2jXI0em*1gXI0fdBQfXm0fnEjedm1fnuljXI0em*1e6I1em.Rf6I0fc*id6I1foE/jW*jd7PPi5*he6vMd6IjfoIld6IjfnO2fnI1em*/edI1foBRfXS0fnmhjnI0fnBRd6mjfnOhenm1fdWld6IjfnJRd6IjfoEijnm0fnqlfXm0em*jfnI1fnA3fXI0etc. etc.which is gibberish. Decoding properly depends on how it was encoded.Do you know how it was encoded?Perhaps, it's a picture ....Not likely, given how few unique combinations there are. It would be anextremely low resolution picture. *IF* my math is correct, out of the10168 characters that David provided, there are 16 unique bytes (0-10and A-F, i.e. hex), 43 unique 2-byte combinations (out of a possible256), 143 unique 4-byte combinations (out of a possible 65,536), and 254unique 8-byte combinations (out of a possible 4,294,967,296). Notenough unique combinations to represent enough different pixels.

`Sorry, I should add that there are actually only 5084 2-byte`

`combinations, 2542 4-byte, and 1271 8-byte, so those are the maximum`

`number of possible combinations given the short length of David's data`

`(it would be a tiny picture). The larger numbers above are the maximum`

`number of POSSIBLE combinations, given a large enough data set. Still,`

`the number of actual combinations relative to 5084/2542/1271 is pretty`

`small.`

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