Crack Codes, Get Into College
from the easier-than-an-essay dept
A Canadian university has given a scholarship to the first prospective student who cracked a code they placed on their website. The school has also admitted a number of other students who cracked the code. It’s certainly a different sort of challenge for finding potential computer science students. Of course, some claim that the code is not particularly hard to break – and New Scientist magazine (who wrote the article here) claims they figured it out in about 30 minutes. I just wonder what the University does when someone posts the answer online and they’re inundated with “correct” solutions.