(In reply to
re(2): The ambiguity by Dustin)
At first, I couldn't find anything diagonally, but that's because the message begins with unusual words that I didn't see at first. Instead, I noticed quite a few I's and O's, so I went about trying to put them together with T's and N's to make "TION". Then, I was able to make "OPERATIONS" diagonally in the lower right corner with only horizontal shifts:
Row 1  ?
Row 2  ?
Row 3  Left
Row 4  Right
Row 5  Left
Row 6  Left
which results in the bottom 4 rows as such:
STERPIDO R
FVOITDI EI
AFTANS PTN
ELCAI OAOS
Next, I noticed the next word back ended with ISIO_ and I guessed the final letter would be N, so I shifted Row 2 to the right.
Row 1  ?
Row 2  Right
Row 3  Left
Row 4  Right
Row 5  Left
Row 6  Left
which results in the bottom 5 rows as such:
IHSUMLOI N
STERPID OR
FVOITD IEI
AFTAN SPTN
ELCA IOAOS
Finally, I decided to shift Row 1 to the right to make DIVISION
Row 1  Right
Row 2  Right
Row 3  Left
Row 4  Right
Row 5  Left
Row 6  Left
BTIHSUINV
IHSUMLOIN
STERPIDOR
FVOITDIEI
AFTANSPTN
ELCAIOAOS
Message:
Bit shifts have use for multiplication and division operations.

Posted by Dustin
on 20111228 03:20:30 