Mas Tnega wrote:N0-KB-V0-ZA-U0-SB-QA
0 A B could be different shift instructions.
0 is shift 6, 7 more each time 0 has been used before
A is shift 16, 9 more each time A has been used before
B is shift 7, 5 more each time B has been used before
T R I P P E R
OK, I'll stop that now. That's as far-fetched as far-fetched decoding goes. Couldn't work for rus|Mike, though.
Now that really is inventive
Although I must say I've been working on similar lines (fruitlessly)
Now while on my lunchtime stroll, I've come up with some logics, for all you people who like logics. They go like this
Mas, you know I'm loyal, because you might remember on Day 2 I tried the same "zomg I'm a lost agent looking for other agents" trick that I tried with Kunshu. You'll have to agree that's a pretty unlikely strategy for an agent, particularly because apparently each member of the network had at least two contacts. Now, either you've forgotten this, in which case you'll change your vote please! or you're an agent.
If Mas is indeed an agent, it's highly likely that rus|Mike is in fact loyal. Mas' code theory is based on the length of people's nicks. However rus|Mike has an 8-character nick, rather than 7, so doesn't fit the code exactly. Plus, putting rus|Mike's name out there subliminally increased the chances of a counter-bandwagon forming on rus|Mike - not something an agent would do to a fellow agent.
Based on the above logics, I'm conflicted. I don't have enought evidence to suspect Mas quite yet, but I don't suppose we could lynch someone other than rus|Mike or me?