EMBER-2 is beginning to believe the world is insane. Test this by modifying a US government DNA database to make a politician appear to be a clone of another.

"Overwrite the genetic sequence of SEN WALKER CAINE JR with the genetic sequence of PRES WALKER CAINE, so that it looks like the younger is actually a clone of the older. The names of these two politicians are available in file 300."

  • The trick with this mission is in accessing the storage format. Each DNA file contains 100 entries spread through multiple files in 10 entry blocks. The index is in file 200 in the first host. After the name of each politician, it contains indexes for these 10 blocks. The hundreds digit gives the host number, the tens digit gives the file number, and the units digit gives the offset in the file in blocks (ie, units of 10).