I know this is not hex decode, but the best place to pose this question. Tripcodes are a hash of a password. The password is run through an algorithm on the server and produces the trip. If I have a+b=c, it seems like the right code could crack that. Should happen pretty fast. I see how the ## would be astronomical. I would only do that to get a cool tripcode. I did an upgrade on 75 user network one weekend. Asked no one for their password. Had physical access to the SAM and had all user passwords in like 2 minutes. The software generated ones for services took most of the weekend, but I had it all.