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The challengeThe material below is code. Can you deconvolute this and tell what is going on?
What is the point:
If a SETI message is received, it will have to be untangled. The language of computing, ARITHMETIC, is probably quite prevalent wherever computing is done. (For a possible counter example think about DNA in nature). ARITHMETIC is a possible Rosetta Stone for interculture transmission.
If deconvolution is easy, it is more straightforward to read signals. On the other hand, it implies that a transmitted decoder could more easily deconvolute the host computer and the associated code.
40 1F K5 F
42 8L 51 1F
10 1F SJ F
40 2F 50 F
L5 1F 66 2F
S5 F L0 2F
10 1F 36 8L
L4 2F 26 3L
L5 2F 22 F
I have no idea
a bright (dumb) high school senior, a professor in a major
university computing department, or a good EXCEL user would do. If you
are articulate and concise let me know how long it takes you to
deconvolute this and give me a short
precis on your background and how you found the answer.