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Computer Cache #1

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Hidden : 2/12/2006
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Terrain:
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Derny stitek / Punch Card

Vyse uvedene souradnice Vas privedou pred vysokou budovu, ktera tvori dominantu severozapadni casti Prahy a je videt ze sirokeho okoli. POZOR: Cache na techto souradnicich nenajdete!! Kdysi (nejen) zde sidlila instituce s velmi vznosnym jmenem: VUMS - Vyzkumny Ustav Matematickych Stroju.

Tento vyzkumak ma za sebou opravdu bohatou historii: zde vznikl v roce 1952 prvni ceskoslovensky jednoucelovy releovy pocitac M1, v roce 1963 elektronkovy EPOS 1, v roce 1965 uspesny pocitac DP 100 a v roce 1968 velmi zajimavy transistorovy pocitac EPOS 2. V sedmdesatych a osmdesatych letech nasledoval vyvoj JSEP (Jednotny system elektronickych pocitacu - salove pocitace) a ve spolupraci s VUT Brne minipocitace ADT. Krome navrhu vlastnich pocitacu zde probihal i siroky vyvoj periferii (tiskarny, plotry) a samozrejme i programu: operacnich systemu a grafickych aplikaci. V osmdesatych letech tu radu roku pracoval i autor cache ;-). Po revoluci doslo k rychlemu rozpadu a upadku ustavu - spousta lidi odesla do komercnich firem, statni spravy ci do politiky. Z ustavu se postupne stala realitni kancelar, ktera pronajimala zajimave prostory, a pak uz prestal fungovat uplne.

Presto jsem v jeho archivu nalezl nasledujici derny stitek, obsahujici udaje o pozici velkeho pokladu, ktery se pry v blizkosti byvaleho VUMSu nachazi ;-) :



Pro ty, kteri nemaji zapnute obrazky, je tu i jeho "otisk" v textovem rezimu:

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    /                                                 |
   / OOOOO.O..O........O....O......O................. |
  |  ............O................................... |
  |  .......O..O...O.O.......O....O.................. |
  |  .O.......O...............O...................... |
  |  .......O...........O........O................... |
  |  O.O.......O.......O...........O................. |
  |  .....................O....O....O................ |
  |  ....O.......OO.........O........................ |
  |  .................O.............................. |
  |  ....................O............O.............. |
  |  ...O..............O...........O.O............... |
  |  ......O......................................... |
  |___________________________________________________|
Hodne stesti pri hledani!

The above coordinates will bring you to the high building which is quite dominant to the north-west part of Prague and which could be seen from many places around. ATTENTION: There is no cache at those coordinates!! Many years ago this building was occupied by an institution with very honorable name: Research Institute of Mathematical Machines. This research institute had a very long and rich history: the very first Czechoslovak relay computer M1 was created here back in 1952, vacuum tube computer EPOS 1 followed in 1963, very successful computer DP100 in 1965 and very interesting transistor computer EPOS 2 was created in 1968. In the seventies and eighties there was a massive development of JSEP computers and ADT minicomputers. Also many peripheral devices were developed here as well as software: operating systems and graphical applications.

Today, all this is gone, the research institute does not exist anymore. Still, I was able to find a very interesting punch card (see above) in its archive, which will lead you to the big and quite rich cache ;-).

Good luck!

Viz tez/See also:
Computer Cache #2
Computer Cache #3
Computer Cache #4
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Computer Cache #7

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

an mrzv cbq cbxebhpralz fgebzxrz, xnzral n irgirzv / ba gur tebhaq haqre n fznyy gerr, fgbarf naq jbbq

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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