Buffer is great for converting a non-UTF-8 encoded string to human text.
We have received a distress signal from the diamond mining vessel Axel Mærsk. We believe the message indicates the ship’s location. Radio interference has resulted in a signal which is difficult to decode. We know the signal to be exactly 16 bytes long, and contains no repeating characters
See the message and solution on github.
We have a Base64 encoded message. Since Base64 uses ASCII characters, a 16 byte long signal means 16 characters long. To find the signal we will…
I hacked my way to the final “Congratulations, you made it!” stage with one test not consistently passing (more on that at the end). Spending hours on the challenge was completely worth it, because I got deeper knowledge on certain subjects and learned new things: