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(Slate)   Does NASA have an Earth-shaking secret it will reveal on the "Remember the 13th" website? Hint: no   (slate.com) divider line 40
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2013-10-04 02:27:40 PM  
1. if one group would break the news that we are not alone on our world then it would most likely be SETI and not NASA
2. Even if this wasn't fake, the shutdown will last past the 13th. Have yourself a merry christmas.
 
2013-10-04 03:32:10 PM  
You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K
 
2013-10-04 04:15:38 PM  
This has been already exposed as being a phishing effort to get emails and whatnot.
 
2013-10-04 04:17:12 PM  

cman: 1. if one group would break the news that we are not alone on our world then it would most likely be SETI and not NASA


Say what now?
 
2013-10-04 04:23:10 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: cman: 1. if one group would break the news that we are not alone on our world then it would most likely be SETI and not NASA

Say what now?


Actually, wouldn't it be a conventional biologist of some sort, or perhaps an anthropologist?
 
2013-10-04 04:23:48 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-04 04:27:27 PM  

StopLurkListen: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]


Oh sure, the "Wow!" signal gets all the recognition.  No one ever talks about the lesser-known "Meh." signal.
 
2013-10-04 04:27:40 PM  
It's still real to me, dammit.
 
2013-10-04 04:30:25 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: cman: 1. if one group would break the news that we are not alone on our world then it would most likely be SETI and not NASA

Say what now?


I suck at Latin. Sorry
 
2013-10-04 04:35:39 PM  
Tell me again !;

Why was it ? {or } Better!

How is it ?; you believe Rome; all of the other empires "FELL?".

DaVinci the convincie ( Connive Convince) ! ; Anything that can help
you kill more much faster?.

Figure the Time?: as of yet?, as to the real time?, it took to!:

Kill Five Hundred Thousand { 500,000 } Vietnamese?; along with

Killed SIX Hundred Thousands Chinese { 600,000 } ?????.

Aren't you glad I have no recollection of these events?.

Their is!; an old saying:

Forget your past and you are condemned to repeat it.

What do you think?: Or have to say for your!; greater warrior prowess?.

You're out of date; obsolete, out moded!; obviously no one ( one) has
any need of you, and yours, any longer!.

It was never about the money!. Keep feeding your self, all the green
backs, you'd like, for you and what you call Padres!,

and Compatriots!.

Chaplain protocol !; also covers what?. They had Information, they
could have only retrieved from the ( War Department ) excuse Defense
Department.

Keep denying that You gave them the information !; to those that
abducted myself, then forcibly taken to africa!.

Africa is trying to EXTERMINATE themselves, let them, they have a god,
they gave themselves, to pray to, for help!.

I am not the one, to save there life, any of them!. If it don't fit
make it fit?, well your drama -act -story line- ( of lies) you need to
be reminded, often!.

Have you been able to complete your Recon. ( Reconnaissance) of all of
the locations, I had been, they are not all, in this Galaxy!.
 
2013-10-04 04:39:17 PM  
Subby doesn't know the difference between a "hint" and an "answer." Hint: they're not the same.
 
2013-10-04 04:40:57 PM  
Sorry, NASA is too busy being shutdown by TEA Party Patriots to be doing anything at the moment.
 
2013-10-04 04:52:35 PM  

dittybopper: You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K


is that a code for weather?
 
2013-10-04 04:53:04 PM  

bbfreak: Sorry, NASA is too busy being shutdown by TEA Party Patriots to be doing anything at the moment.


Or so the Germans would have us believe.
 
2013-10-04 04:53:39 PM  

bbfreak: Sorry, NASA is too busy being shutdown by TEA Party Patriots to be doing anything at the moment.


Maybe this is WHY they organized the shutdown, and the whole ACA hate is just a ruse to keep us from seeing that they're hiding this to keep NASA from proving that there is life out there, because they're afraid that such a revelation would increase the rate at which people leave religion.

/Through the looking glass here, people
//WAKE UP!
 
2013-10-04 04:54:44 PM  

soakitincider: dittybopper: You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K

is that a code for weather?


That's what "they" want you to think...
 
2013-10-04 04:56:16 PM  
When I saw this, i couldn't help but think is was Richard Hoagland , who was blabbering about NASA fixing to announce evidence of ruins of an ancient space faring civilization on the moon on Art Bell's new show the other night. shait be cray cray.
 
2013-10-04 05:00:40 PM  

soakitincider: dittybopper: You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K

is that a code for weather?


Check my profile.

You will find the "pad" there, which you need to subtract using non-borrowing subtraction to get the numeric plaintext, which you will then have to use the straddling checkerboard in order to change it into actual plaintext.  Here are the first  two groups decoded:

49736 64590
88254 83402
----- -----
61582 81198
TH ES EC RE


That should get you started.
 
2013-10-04 05:02:11 PM  

dittybopper: You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K


D R I N K ... M O R E ... B A N A N G

I think your cipher box has been possessed by a marketing department.
 
2013-10-04 05:04:47 PM  

dittybopper: You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K


Just curious, what do "BT" and "AR K" mean in these messages?
 
2013-10-04 05:05:11 PM  

dittybopper: StopLurkListen: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

Oh sure, the "Wow!" signal gets all the recognition.  No one ever talks about the lesser-known "Meh." signal.


I just hope we never get an "Oops" signal
 
2013-10-04 05:09:55 PM  

Ivo Shandor: dittybopper: You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K

Just curious, what do "BT" and "AR K" mean in these messages?


BT stands for "Break Text", and it's a way to separate the message preamble (a sort of "header") from the actual message, and AR is an "End of Message" signal, with "K" being the Morse equivalent of saying "Over to you".

Notice how I underlined them?  That's because in Morse they are "run together" as a single character, so BT isn't "-.../-", it's "-...-".

The other stuff should be obvious:

Message Number 013 Check 16 (the number of groups) date of 10/04, time 19:30 UTC.
 
2013-10-04 06:00:16 PM  
Da da da da daaaa...
 
2013-10-04 06:05:46 PM  

dittybopper: You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K


Heh. Another Star Trek redux? ;)
 
2013-10-04 06:05:55 PM  

dittybopper: StopLurkListen: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

Oh sure, the "Wow!" signal gets all the recognition.  No one ever talks about the lesser-known "Meh." signal.


Wasn't Wow! one of the first pulsars discovered?

Hmm, just poked at it via wikipedia and apparently it came from an area devoid of such known phenomena.  I'm still betting it's a black hole or some sort of micro singularity doing its thing than an alien hyperdrive cranking up though.

Even so that strength from that range... Wow! still applied to my mind.
 
2013-10-04 06:23:38 PM  

Vaneshi: dittybopper: StopLurkListen: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

Oh sure, the "Wow!" signal gets all the recognition.  No one ever talks about the lesser-known "Meh." signal.

Wasn't Wow! one of the first pulsars discovered?

Hmm, just poked at it via wikipedia and apparently it came from an area devoid of such known phenomena.  I'm still betting it's a black hole or some sort of micro singularity doing its thing than an alien hyperdrive cranking up though.

Even so that strength from that range... Wow! still applied to my mind.


You're thinking of LGM-1:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGM-1

The Wow signal wasn't a pulsar:  If it had been, it would have been seen again.

It was some kind of narrow band signal, that, perhaps due to some combination of beaming and scintillation, just happened to end up strong enough to be detected just as the telescope beam drifted into it.  Because it wasn't repeated, and no one has found anything there, it's a mystery what it was.
 
2013-10-04 06:37:23 PM  
Maybe Cracked is on to something...

i1126.photobucket.com

Or maybe they're going to out Ted.

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-04 06:40:38 PM  

dittybopper: Vaneshi: dittybopper: StopLurkListen: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

Oh sure, the "Wow!" signal gets all the recognition.  No one ever talks about the lesser-known "Meh." signal.

Wasn't Wow! one of the first pulsars discovered?

Hmm, just poked at it via wikipedia and apparently it came from an area devoid of such known phenomena.  I'm still betting it's a black hole or some sort of micro singularity doing its thing than an alien hyperdrive cranking up though.

Even so that strength from that range... Wow! still applied to my mind.

You're thinking of LGM-1:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGM-1

The Wow signal wasn't a pulsar:  If it had been, it would have been seen again.

It was some kind of narrow band signal, that, perhaps due to some combination of beaming and scintillation, just happened to end up strong enough to be detected just as the telescope beam drifted into it.  Because it wasn't repeated, and no one has found anything there, it's a mystery what it was.


I think it was determined to not be due to beaming and scintillation and had to be from a distance of at least the moon.  So it was either aliens or a currently-known-phenomenon.

http://www.bigear.org/wow20th.htm#scint
 
2013-10-04 06:48:37 PM  
dittybopper:
You're thinking of LGM-1:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGM-1

The Wow signal wasn't a pulsar:  If it had been, it would have been seen again.

It was some kind of narrow band signal, that, perhaps due to some combination of beaming and scintillation, just happened to end up strong enough to be detected just as the telescope beam drifted into it.  Because it wasn't repeated, and no one has found anything there, it's a mystery what it was.


You know?  You're right I was thinking of LGM-1 and CP1919.  Well if we don't know what caused Wow! then I guess we're just going to have to build ourselves an actual deep space capable starship to go find out aren't we?

Yes I know, deluded dreaming.
 
2013-10-04 06:49:41 PM  

machoprogrammer: I think it was determined to not be due to beaming and scintillation and had to be from a distance of at least the moon.  So it was either aliens or a currently-known-phenomenon.


The beaming could be on the alien side (ie., a directional antenna that just happened to be pointing at us just then), and the scintillation could have been interstellar scintillation of the signal, resulting in a temporary boost in observed signal strength.

Guess I wasn't completely clear.
 
2013-10-04 06:54:27 PM  

dittybopper: machoprogrammer: I think it was determined to not be due to beaming and scintillation and had to be from a distance of at least the moon.  So it was either aliens or a currently-known-phenomenon.

The beaming could be on the alien side (ie., a directional antenna that just happened to be pointing at us just then), and the scintillation could have been interstellar scintillation of the signal, resulting in a temporary boost in observed signal strength.

Guess I wasn't completely clear.


Ohh, got ya. My bad. The Wow! Signal both fascinates and creeps me out.
 
2013-10-04 10:06:08 PM  

dittybopper: Ivo Shandor: dittybopper: You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K

Just curious, what do "BT" and "AR K" mean in these messages?

BT stands for "Break Text", and it's a way to separate the message preamble (a sort of "header") from the actual message, and AR is an "End of Message" signal, with "K" being the Morse equivalent of saying "Over to you".

Notice how I underlined them?  That's because in Morse they are "run together" as a single character, so BT isn't "-.../-", it's "-...-".

The other stuff should be obvious:

Message Number 013 Check 16 (the number of groups) date of 10/04, time 19:30 UTC.


ibankcoin.com
 
2013-10-04 11:01:18 PM  

dittybopper: You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K


Huh, that seems oddly famili... Agent Red Vector activated. Begin destroy capitalist pigdogs routine. Glory to the motherland! Exterminate, exterminate!
 
2013-10-04 11:23:20 PM  
J. J. Abrams viral for his next mysterious movie.  You heard it here first.
 
2013-10-05 12:04:06 AM  
FTA: Official NASA sites are all part of the nasa.gov network, and this one isn't...

All NASA sites are inaccessible right now.


These two cancel eachother out. If NASA were to make any sort of announcement during the shut down they would have to host somewhere else.

But i still think it's probably BS.
 
2013-10-05 12:32:29 AM  

error 303: Tell me again !;

Why was it ? {or } Better!

How is it ?; you believe Rome; all of the other empires "FELL?".

DaVinci the convincie ( Connive Convince) ! ; Anything that can help
you kill more much faster?.

Figure the Time?: as of yet?, as to the real time?, it took to!:

Kill Five Hundred Thousand { 500,000 } Vietnamese?; along with

Killed SIX Hundred Thousands Chinese { 600,000 } ?????.

Aren't you glad I have no recollection of these events?.

Their is!; an old saying:

Forget your past and you are condemned to repeat it.

What do you think?: Or have to say for your!; greater warrior prowess?.

You're out of date; obsolete, out moded!; obviously no one ( one) has
any need of you, and yours, any longer!.

It was never about the money!. Keep feeding your self, all the green
backs, you'd like, for you and what you call Padres!,

and Compatriots!.

Chaplain protocol !; also covers what?. They had Information, they
could have only retrieved from the ( War Department ) excuse Defense
Department.

Keep denying that You gave them the information !; to those that
abducted myself, then forcibly taken to africa!.

Africa is trying to EXTERMINATE themselves, let them, they have a god,
they gave themselves, to pray to, for help!.

I am not the one, to save there life, any of them!. If it don't fit
make it fit?, well your drama -act -story line- ( of lies) you need to
be reminded, often!.

Have you been able to complete your Recon. ( Reconnaissance) of all of
the locations, I had been, they are not all, in this Galaxy!.


I don't know what the FARK you just said, little kid, but you special man.. you reached out and you touched my heart.
 
2013-10-05 05:13:32 AM  

StopLurkListen: dittybopper: StopLurkListen: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

Oh sure, the "Wow!" signal gets all the recognition.  No one ever talks about the lesser-known "Meh." signal.

I just hope we never get an "Oops" signal


What about the "sorry for the inconvenience" signal?

Would that be bad?
 
2013-10-05 07:34:27 AM  

Chevello: StopLurkListen: dittybopper: StopLurkListen: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

Oh sure, the "Wow!" signal gets all the recognition.  No one ever talks about the lesser-known "Meh." signal.

I just hope we never get an "Oops" signal

What about the "sorry for the inconvenience" signal?

Would that be bad?


Bad, but not as bad as the "WERE ALL GONNA DIE!" signal.
 
2013-10-05 07:51:51 AM  

big pig peaches: Chevello: StopLurkListen: dittybopper: StopLurkListen: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x169]

Oh sure, the "Wow!" signal gets all the recognition.  No one ever talks about the lesser-known "Meh." signal.

I just hope we never get an "Oops" signal

What about the "sorry for the inconvenience" signal?

Would that be bad?

Bad, but not as bad as the "WERE ALL GONNA DIE!" signal.


The worst is the "Oh crap!" signal.  Because they didn't have enough time for "WERE ALL GONNA DIE!".
 
2013-10-05 07:57:49 AM  

Neondistraction: dittybopper: Ivo Shandor: dittybopper: You didn't hear this from me:

MSG NR 013 CK 16 1004 1930 BT
49736 64590 65280 98839 67889  13109 57414 36484 60697 22106
91796 39982 45522 39371 65948  78740
AR K

Just curious, what do "BT" and "AR K" mean in these messages?

BT stands for "Break Text", and it's a way to separate the message preamble (a sort of "header") from the actual message, and AR is an "End of Message" signal, with "K" being the Morse equivalent of saying "Over to you".

Notice how I underlined them?  That's because in Morse they are "run together" as a single character, so BT isn't "-.../-", it's "-...-".

The other stuff should be obvious:

Message Number 013 Check 16 (the number of groups) date of 10/04, time 19:30 UTC.

[ibankcoin.com image 300x265]


Heh.  Know where I learned all that stuff?  US Army.
 
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