Reminder's World

Zoz

HINTS:
• What do you notice about each note that's odd?
• Check the HTML source.
• In each note, the medium is the message, not the content.
• Think of ways numbers can be converted to letters.
• Think of ways text can be encoded.
• Each note contains a signal that rides over the note, as if the contents of the note is modulating some other information.
SOLUTION:

This is a steganography puzzle. A coded word is hidden in each item, using some aspect of that item as a "carrier" for its signal. Each one is encoded in a different way. Each codeword then clues a letter - all codewords are names of Senior House entries, with an extra letter. The extra letters make up the answer word, it is thus hidden in the codewords in much the same way. In the flavortext, the hidden information is clued by the malfunctioning diginote reader - it tells you that the face-value contents of each note is unimportant, and the modem reference clues that some other information is being modulated. The phrase 'stray bits' clues to try converting some of the extra information to binary.

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B - BRUNKLENumber of spaces between words in HTML text encodes ASCII letters in binary.ASCII: 066 082 085 078 075 076 069Binary: 01000010 01010010 01010101 01001110 01001011 01001100 01000101O - WOARECMYK image mostly K but with modulated CMY channels, each vertical bar100 pixels wide having CMY values of the trinary digitLetter count: 23 15 1 18 5Trinary: 212 120 001 200 012U - HOULMANThe table is a sequence in Braille - entries with a decimal point are dots,entries without are blank.Braille: .  .  .  .  .. .  ..         ..  .    .         .            .  .. .  .     .C - CATKINSONBinary information is encoded by whether or not each letter has beenreplaced by a 'leetspeak' letter.  The binary data spells out the wordin 5-bit Baudot code.  To be truly leet, the first five bits is the specialcharacter necessary to put the Baudot machine in 'letters' mode.Baudot code: 31 (LTRS) 14 3 16 15 6 12 5 24 12Binary: 11111 01110 00011 10000 01111 00110 01100 00101 11000 01100L - NICHOLLSTypographical error on words corresponding to letter count.Letter count: 14 9 3 8 15 12 12 19E - CRAFTESHTML text; link/non-link modulates binary signal encoding EBCDIC.EBCDIC: 195 217 193 198 227 197 226Binary: 11000011 11011001 11000001 11000110 11100011 11000101 11100010Real Senior Haus entry names: RUNKLE                              WARE                              HOLMAN                              ATKINSON                              NICHOLS                              CRAFTS
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