# The Backwards Stapler

http://www.relpats-eht.com/

Enjoy.

Made it to page twelve, and the forum I looked on still hasn’t solved it. It involves

Fucking with the hex, extracting the green from the RGB (middle two digits of the hex), transferring it to binary, using an algorithm involving 11 (binary for 11 in an 8 bit set), and getting a coherent paragraph. It’s theorized that relpats is telling the story of/playing the role of AI. You’ll see, if you make it that far.

As I said, enjoy.

edit: spoiler kinda

Paragraph I mentioned above, as checked and rechecked by many individuals, and confirmed by relpats himself:

He says the challenge can be defeated by anyone at any age, but it takes some very specialized knowledge about computers, and near the end it also requires american history knowledge.

He never said he told the truth.

Edit: also, i learned about matrices in my computer math class in high school, as well as binary and hex. I also learned from a small webdesign course that you can build colors out of hex. It doesn’t take too much extra thought to get through to the conclusion they wound up at.

Moreover, due to internet-detective work, it’s been found out that this kid is only 16, which was confirmed by him on IRC (which he randomly showed up at, knowing exactly how far everyone had gotten, and dropping little hints that only he would know.)
He said “Around 16 or so, I think. I can’t remember.”

If a 16 year old can put it together, than a 17-18 year old should be able to pull it apart.
Most of the answers took little or no thought aside from just reading it a few times.

This last page is the only problem anyone’s run into. It’s stumped over 50 people over at Something Awful, who are known for their unending brute-forcing of things (which is how they managed to get the hex -> paragraph, by the way.)
Not saying that’s the be-all-end-all of the internet, but that’s just what I’ve seen. Not many people have made it as far as they have.

Yeah, yeah, I saw a board where this guy, relpats, posts, and he talks about stuff like this. You can easily find it in Google.

whatever.

I think it’s super interesting. I’m not King of enough of the internet to know how to solve his riddle yet. Though, I am now King of the Internet Font Sizes.