A puzzling situation (my T-SQL Tuesday entry). This entry is an actual puzzle. Here I’m asking you to do the impossible (or at least the computationally difficult). Solve for ???:
Solution next week.
BTW, Don’t even try to attack this using a brute force approach. Even if you could test 1000 values a millisecond it would take like a whole decade to crack it.
Update 1/18/2010: See solution here