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    Cicada 3301



    For those who do not know of Cicada 3301, it is a name given to an enigmatic organization that on three occasions has posted a set of complex puzzles and alternate reality games to recruit "highly intelligent individuals" from the public. The first internet puzzle started on January 4, 2012, and ran for approximately one month. A second round began one year later on January 4, 2013, and a third round is ongoing following confirmation of a fresh clue posted on Twitter on January 4, 2014.The stated intent was to recruit "intelligent individuals" by presenting a series of puzzles which were to be solved, each in order, to find the next. No new puzzles were published on January 4, 2015. The puzzles focused heavily on data security, cryptography, and steganography. (Source:Wikipedia...Duh)


    I've heard many different sides to the story of who is behind the puzzle and what it is really for. What is your opinion? Is it this elaborate puzzle the results of a troll hard at work, or an actual government group looking for individuals witty enough to solve it?

    Have any of you attempted it?

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    Ah yes i seem to remember one of these puzzle's making msn headlines, fascinating to wonder. Never tried it as i'm certainly not the super genius they are looking for. Whoever they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by grudsom View Post
    Ah yes i seem to remember one of these puzzle's making msn headlines, fascinating to wonder. Never tried it as i'm certainly not the super genius they are looking for. Whoever they are
    Yeah I was browsing yesterday all day following it, and I wish I knew more so I could follow further but I couldn't. Ehhh, I think it doesnt have anything to do with government looking for recruits but who knows

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    I have looked at it about 1,5 years ago. Couldn't be bothered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceAndDice View Post
    I have looked at it about 1,5 years ago. Couldn't be bothered.
    Didn't spark your interest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hova View Post
    Didn't spark your interest?
    Nope, not the slightest bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceAndDice View Post
    Nope, not the slightest bit
    Ehh to each his own

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    Government puts this shit out there because the one thing bright minds have in common is that they are also very stupid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post
    Government puts this shit out there because the one thing bright minds have in common is that they are also very stupid.
    Care to share anymore? Would like to hear what you think of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyaro View Post
    I solved it.
    Have you now? How'd you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hova View Post
    Care to share anymore? Would like to hear what you think of it
    :/ If all this is true it's a simple government recruitment tool.

    Leave a complex formula out there and whoever gets back to you is worth recruiting.


    It's actually not a common, but still existing ploy used by businesses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post


    :/ If all this is true it's a simple government recruitment tool.

    Leave a complex formula out there and whoever gets back to you is worth recruiting.


    It's actually not a common, but still existing ploy used by businesses.
    If so, I believe people have a tendency to want to "mysticize" the idea of Cicada. Same as was done with Anonymous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hova View Post
    If so, I believe people have a tendency to want to "mysticize" the idea of Cicada. Same as was done with Anonymous
    Well....that's because of 4chan. They just made it into a meme.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post


    Well....that's because of 4chan. They just made it into a meme.
    makes sense. Thanks for explaining Empire

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