The Last Day - Prologue - Identify, Track, and Harness system

Hesitantly, you type the entire code in and, surprise surprise, it works. But it’s weird: the page is blank and there are no input requests as you would have expected. Without data to provide, you won’t be able to conclude anything and that surely means no reward for you.

You soon realize that trying to input data at random would be a huge waste of time.

Your eyes shift back to the sheet of paper, a resigned expression on your face. If you were thinking for a moment that you could easily close the case skipping the stalking part of it, you were sorely wrong. That list probably represents the track to follow or it may hide a secret message for you to see or, worse, both. In any case you should try to make some sense out of it. After all, you’ve got nothing better to do today. Furthermore, you feel confident in your skills. It’s not like I need a degree in chemistry this time, right?


Question 1

 

0101001101110101011000100110101001100101011000110111010011
1000101000000010011001011100110010000001000001011000110110
0011011001010111001101110011001000000100100101000100001110
1000100000001101000100111000110111001101000011001000110011
00110101
Question 2

 

01001111011000100110101001100101011000110111010000100000011
00101011110000111000001100101011100100110100101101101011001
01011011100111010000111010001000000101001101000111010000110
101111100110000001100000011010100101110
Question 3

 

01010011011101000110000101110100011101010111001100111010001
00000011000110110111101101101011100000110110001100101011101
00011001010110010000101110
Question 4

 

0100011001101001011011100110000101101100001000000110010101
1101100110000101101100011101010110000101110100011010010110
1111011011100011101000100000011011100110111101110100001000
0001100001001000000111010001101000011100100110010101100001
0111010000101110
Question 5

 

0100100101101110011001000110100101110110011010010110010001
1101010110000101101100001000000101010001100101011000110110
1000011011100110111100101101010010000111100101100010011100
1001101001011001000010000001110011011101010110001001110011
0111010001101001011101000111010101110100011010010110111101
1011100010000000101000010010010101010001001000011100110010
1001001110100010000001110000011011110111001101110100011100
000110111101101110011001010110010000101110
Question 6

 

0100111001100101011110000111010000100000010010010101010001
0010000111001100100000011000010111001101110011011001010111
0011011100110110110101100101011011100111010000100000010001
0101010100010000010011101000100000011101000110111100100000
0110001001100101001000000110010001100101011101000110010101
110010011011010110100101101110011001010110010000101110
Question 7

 

0100011101101100011011110110001001100001011011000010000001
1001010111001001100001011001000110100101100011011000010111
0100011010010110111101101110001000000111000001110010011011
1101100111011100100110000101101101001000000111000001110010
0110111101100111011100100110010101110011011100110011101000
1000000011100100110011001011100011000000111001001110010011
001100100101
Question 8

 

0100100111100010100000001001100101110110011001010010000001
1011010110000101101110011000010110011101100101011001000010
0000011101000110111100100000011000010110001101100011011001
0101110011011100110010000001110100011010000110010100100000
0111001101111001011100110111010001100101011011010010111000
1000000100100101100110001000000111100101101111011101010010
0000011000010111001001100101001000000111001001100101011000
0101100100011010010110111001100111001000000111010001101000
0110100101110011001011000010000001110111011001010010000001
1010000110000101110110011001010010000001110100011011110010
0000011000010110001001110011011011110110110001110101011101
0001100101011011000111100100100000011011010110010101100101
0111010000100000011101010111000000101110001000000101010001
1010000110010100100000010010010101010001001000011100110010
0000011010010111001100100000011000010110110001101100001000
0001100001001000000110001101101111011101100110010101110010
0010110101110101011100000010111000100000010000010110001101
1000110110010101110011011100110010000001101001011100110010
0000011100100110010101110000011011000110000101100011011010
0101101110011001110010000001110101011100110010000100100000
0101010001101000011001010111001001100101001000000110000101
1100100110010100100000011011110110111001101100011110010010
0000011000010010000001100110011001010111011100100000011011
1101100110001000000111010101110011001000000110110001100101
0110011001110100001011100010000001000100011011110010000001
1011100110111101110100001000000111010001110010011101010111
0011011101000010000001100001011011100111100101101111011011
1001100101001011100010000001000100011011110010000001101110
0110111101110100001000000111010001100001011011000110101100
1000000111010001101111001000000110000101101110011110010110
1111011011100110010100101110001000000100001101101111011011
0101100101001000000110011001101001011011100110010000100000
0110110101100101001000000100000101010011010000010101000000
1011100010000001010100011010000110010101110010011001011110
0010100000001001100101110011001000000110111001101111001000
0001110100011010010110110101100101001000000110000101101110
0111100101101101011011110111001001100101001000010010000001
0010000110000101110010011011010110111101101110011110010010
0000010010000110010101101100011011000111011101100101011000
0101110100011010000110010101110010


You did it! It took you a while to crack it. It was all a convoluted way to bypass the conventional ITHs’ data entry interface.

For a moment there you freeze and ask yourself if they will know there’s been a breach in their system and if they’ll be able to track it back to you. You can’t really find an answer to those questions. You shake yourself from this newfound paranoia. Who’s “they” anyway? You don’t care.

What matters most is that it seems to have worked. Or at least you think so. In front of you, a cascade of 0’s and 1’s is filling your sight. A part of you knows that you may be able to translate them with very little effort. You recognize it, it’s a simple enough code. Nevertheless, you won’t do it. You feel tired. You’ve worked enough for today.

Somehow, the case is solved. You don't know what will happen to the guy. It’s no wonder that he vanishes for hours a day. He wastes all his time inside the cyberspace playing videogames. But who are you to judge, in the end you also wasted some time to get here. You can’t really grasp the full irony of that.

You realize you’re thinking too much. Under the wall of numbers, you can see the only thing you really care about, the access key to your payment. You know what to do.

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