Whitechapel Mission 2

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  1. codex-13

    codex-13 Senior Agent

    Please use this thread to discuss Mission 2 of the Whitechapel DLC. Feel free to post theories, hints, and nudges here, but please do not post the answer!
    Spoiler tags are your friend.
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    Edit by @Zerosh
    Added personal hints and links to hints compiled by other agents. Thanks to agent @codex-13 who made the thread in the first place.

    https://forums.aliceandsmith.com/threads/whitechapel-mission-2.3880/#post-26125

    Hints
    To be used only if needed. Each hint is slightly more revealing than the previous one, use with caution.

    Part 1
    Stick to the phrenological modules that better fit the spectrometry
    Don't forget the format/notation used for the IDs

    Part 2
    Remember that you a looking for a phrenological module
    Divide and conquer

    Part 3
    Again, Google Maps is your friend (and so is its zoom and its photos)
    Do not just stick to the beaten path, look around, go sightseeing
    The answer can be related to outer space, as in something that is not present in space (unless you are near something big enough)
     
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  2. Phaid

    Phaid Active Agent

    Anyone got suggestions for mission 2.3?

    I have looked at the map and got the route sorted out but cannot work out the required point despite what I think from the information given in the mission briefing.
     
  3. Phaid

    Phaid Active Agent

    Never mind. I found what I needed, just not where I was expecting it.
     
  4. Zerosh

    Zerosh Sleeper Agent

  5. NomenLuni

    NomenLuni Senior Agent

  6. Ception

    Ception Active Agent

    Regarding Mission 2.3. Here's another way to look at it. (If sightseeing with google map proved to be too boring)
    If you were to travel, where would you want to go?
     
  7. berzerk0

    berzerk0 Active Agent

    Nudgery


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    WHITECHAPEL 2-1 Paper Trail

    Nudge:


    The Spoiler tags not marked with Nudge are to keep the post nice and compressed,
    not to actually hide any spoilers.

    Background on XOR, Nudges NOT Included:
    This is adapted and shortened from a post on S2-25
    https://forums.aliceandsmith.com/threads/mission-25.1330/page-2

    What are bitwise operations like XOR?
    The simplest bitwise operator to understand is AND - which outputs a 1 (true) if and only if BOTH inputs are 1.

    AND Truth Table:
    0 & 0 = 0
    0 & 1 = 0
    1 & 0 = 0
    1 & 1 = 1

    If the binary logic isn't too obvious to you, consider this.
    You can only say "That's a spicy meatball!" after eating something that is both:

    a. Spicy
    b. A Meatball

    Consider the Following Foods:

    Regular Bread with no toppings
    not Spicy ( A = 0) and not a meatball (B = 0)
    0 & 0 = 0, we can't eat bread and say "That's a spicy meatball!"


    Ikea Meatball
    not Spicy (A=0) and a meatball (B = 1)
    0 & 1 = 0, we can't eat the Ikea Metball and say "That's a spicy meatball!"

    Ghost Pepper (over 1 million Scoville (spicy) units)
    Very Spicy (A = 1) and not a meatball (B = 0)
    1 & 0 = 0, we can't eat the Ghost Pepper and say "That's a spicy meatball!" (Also because we will be crying and might have to go to the hospital)

    A Spicy Meatball
    Spicy! (A =1) and a meatball! (B = 1)
    1 & 1 = 1, we can say "That's a Spicy Meatball!"


    What is the XOR function and why is it used?
    XOR, or exclusive OR, is a bitwise operation that outputs a 1 if one (and only one) of the two inputs is true.

    XOR Truth Table:
    0 xor 0 = 0
    0 xor 1 = 1
    1 xor 0 = 1
    1 xor 1 = 0

    if our plaintext is the number 19 (in decimal), rendered in binary as 10011 and our key string is the number 9 (in decimal), rendered in binary as 01001

    1 0 0 1 1
    xor
    0 1 0 0 1
    -----------------------------
    1 1 0 1 0

    Our ciphertext is 11010, the number 26.

    Why is XOR used? It is also its own reverse!

    1 0 0 1 1 (19)
    xor
    1 1 0 1 0 (26)
    -----------------------------
    0 1 0 0 1 (9)



    Anything XOR'ed with 0 = itself.



    Note that for this example I only used 5 bits. Most of the time, a byte is used (8 bits)


    But we don't have binary, how can we do bitwise operations?
    Hexadecmial is the most common form of shorthand for binary that uses base 16.
    It goes from 0-F (15), and is written 8 bits a time:

    So, if have the number zero, it can be written like so:
    Decimal: 0
    Binary: 00000000 (I used 8 bits to show it as a byte.)
    Hexadecimal: 00 (each hex digit represents 4 bits, and are found in pairs)
    Now for the number twenty one:
    Decimal: 21 (2 tens (10^1) and 1 one (10^0))
    Binary: 00010101 (1 sixteen (2^4) + 1 four (2^2) + 1 one (2^0))
    Hexadecimal: 15 (1 sixteen(16^1) + 5 ones (16^0))

    So, using the same operations as before, we can just do it shorthand:
    Code = 19 (decimal) = 13 (hex)
    Key = 10 (decimal) = 0A (hex)
    (since we don't have a whole sixteen in the one's place, we use letters to represent ten through fifteen)

    13 xor 0A (hex) == 10011 xor 01001 (binary)

    Most of the time this conversion is done behind the scenes by programs


    Actual Nudges:
    Compare the Spectrometry results on the non-archive document to the different results
    on the document from the archive.

    Can you find matching "spikes" in Relative Abundance that match both the Agent's sample
    and some of the compounds? The agent could have been exposed to multiple compounds.

    Note that "Internal Standard" is a reference value that will not match any compounds.


    Follow the instructions on the document to produce an answer.
    # is not a hexadecimal character.


    Biggest Nudge:
    If we remember to exclude the internal standard, our agent's blood contains
    two of the compounds.

    Take the ID# of these compounds and execute a certain bitwise operation on them.

    Find a calculator online that can execute this operation on hexadecimal values.
    Agents have posted a very good one here before this writing.

    Remember, your answer will be in hex.


    Unhelpful Tangent I Went On:
    Phrenology was that old-timey pseudoscience that says "if you have a bump on your head here it means you are impulsive."

    Often associated with quackery, eugenics and kind of amusing cartoonish charts.

    [​IMG]


    Check behind your ear for your *vitativeness*

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    WHITECHAPEL 2-2 Living Proof

    Nudge:
    Read the report on the subject's behavior.

    We labeled our compounds in 1-1 using an ID# and a more descriptive "Module" title.

    Could you describe the subject's behavior with any of the same words that the Modules are titled with?


    Bigger Nudge:
    Remember, our subject was dosed with the same compounds that our Agent was.
    This will help you narrow down your choices considerably.



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    WHITECHAPEL 2-3 Momentum

    So after struggling with this mission, I found that the answer didn't quite make sense
    to me. But after reconsidering the context, I've found a way to rationalize it.
    It's spoilery, though - go forth with caution.

    Spoilery Rationalization
    The route on the map may be the subject's ROUTINE route home, as it seems to be the
    most direct. However, we know that on the day in question, he deviated from this route
    to visit the locations he mentioned.

    The route he took on the day in question is SLIGHLTY different from what is provided
    on the map. The difference isn't large enough to render the map useless, however.


    Nudge:
    Look for key terms in the Subject's Interview to narrow down the location of interest.
    Pull up an online map of the location and orient yourself based on the map provided.

    Try to locate all of the key locations and landmarks mentioned by the subject in the interview.

    Which one of these locations is most likely to be the site of the dosing?


    Bigger Nudge:
    The subject's workplace will give you a definitive starting location.

    Look at a Bird's eye view of the town. Follow along the subject's route and
    attempt to match up locations you find with ones mentioned in the interview.

    Where might a person be "slipped a Mickey?"


    Biggest Nudge:
    If you are still having trouble, check out the Spoilery Rationalization above.


    Birds don't have supernatural powers, but you could say they are better at resisting
    F = G * ( M1 * M2) / (r ^2)
     
  8. Kano

    Kano Active Agent

  9. Kano

    Kano Active Agent

    Im having more trouble with 2.2 that i Though i would have...
    I know They have Amativeness, Combativeness and Ideality. Ive tried adding individuality and veneration but neither of those combinations worked
     
  10. AgentZeus

    AgentZeus Senior Agent

    2.3 is a pain....

    try looking for the store (type of store) the wife mentioned - then streetview around the area looking for the bird pub....
     
  11. Zerosh

    Zerosh Sleeper Agent

    If I remember correctly,
    the mission is only asking for one
     
  12. Kano

    Kano Active Agent

    I know, what i meant to say was I tried combining all of them and i feel like I'm missing one or I'm doing it wrong
     
  13. AgentZeus

    AgentZeus Senior Agent

    @Kano you fell into the trap i did....

    re-read the mission - it's not looking for a combination/hex thingy this time - it's a more obvious answer....
     
  14. NomenLuni

    NomenLuni Senior Agent

    I actually found the answer to 2.3 quite easily.

    I looked at the most popular pubs in that area on TripAdvisor. It didn't take me long to find the correct one.
     
  15. mamatj

    mamatj Active Agent

    i believe this mission was quite enjoyable. and i really want to see this week where the story will go along with the live event. SO MUCH HYPE xD
     
  16. Jason

    Jason Active Agent

    I'm currently working on 2.2 right now and I've the compound names and nothing...I'm looking at the phrenological modules and i'm drawing a blank.

    Edit:Never mind, I got it. :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
  17. mamatj

    mamatj Active Agent

    what do you know so far?
    what modules do you see similar tou our agent's blood? do you see any strange behavior's in the subject that could match?
     
  18. Jason

    Jason Active Agent

    I re read the documents and figured it out...:)
     
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  19. Jason

    Jason Active Agent

    and now I wait for the live event...*twiddles thumbs*
     
  20. mamatj

    mamatj Active Agent

    me too,im so hyped
     
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