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[UPDATE] Beth's Metadex [Nov 13]
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[UPDATE] Beth's Metadex [Nov 13]

Updates all around, I love it! Is she talking to the AI man (haven't really read it yet)?
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Monki
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Yes, I believe she is... here is the text broken apart...

Quote:
My throat is dry, where did I put my glass?
There it is.
Much better.
I have got to do some dishes tomorrow.
I put those off too much.
Why do I do that?
Does everyone hate doing the dishes so much?
Maybe if I had a dishwasher.
Well, then I'd just waste water.
Is that a chip on the rim?
Yup. Right there.
Damn now Iíve got to get new glasses too.
Maybe if I did dishes more often, it wouldn't sit in the sink where it could get a crack in the rim?
Or did it get the crack somewhere else?
How else would it have happened?

Maybe Laika knocked it over.
Laika wouldn't do that.
Laika! Laika!
Where did that dog go?
I wonder if she needs to go out.
No. She would have barked.
What was that flash outside the window?
Oh, just a bird.
Look at him sitting there cocking his head from side to side like he's on crack.
Left side, right side, left side.
What kind of bird is that?
It's brown. They're always brown.
How do people tell them apart?
I see two legs, a brown blob, a head, and a beak.
Bird. I have to fix that crack in the door too.
Maybe I should make a list on metadex.
Cracked glass, bird on crack, cracked door, jimmy crack corn, cracked pepper.
mmmm cracked pepper. Ooo tomato. Pepper on a tomato.
Am I hungry? Did I eat lunch today?
Yes, I think there's a dish from lunch in the sink.
Maybe I should do the dishes now.
No, I can wait until tomorrow.
I'll surely have something else tonight and I might as well do them all at once.
What was I doing here?
I should email Phil.
What's he's up to?
Maybe I should just call him.
No, I shouldn't call him.
Maybe I'll call him tomorrow.
I would like to talk to him about this though.
He'd probably relate it to some ancient story.
Man does he go on and on about that stuff.
I should read up on it.
Why don't I read as much as I should?
I used to read so much.
I should start up again.
Oh, but where would I find the time?
I could cut back on TV.
I watch too much TV.
What TV wouldn't I watch though?
I guess I don't watch that much TV.
That's the phone.
Whoever it is will call back, I don't want to talk to anyone.
Oh, what if it was Phil? I could talk to him.
I wish I knew what was up with that.
Really, what was that email all about?
Stupid really.
It made no sense.
Where is that email?
Have I deleted it yet?
Hmm. No, I haven't.
Wait, what's this?
My throat is dry, where did I put my glass?
There it is.
Much better.
I have got to do some dishes tomorrow.
I put those off too much.
Why do I do that?
Does everyone hate doing the dishes so much?
Maybe if I had a dishwasher.
Well, then I'd just waste water.
Is that a chip on the rim?
Yup. Right there.
Damn now Iíve got to get new glasses too.
Maybe if I did dishes more often, it wouldn't sit in the sink where it could get a crack in the rim?
Or did it get the crack somewhere else?

I didn't type this.
What?
Is this me?
Yup.
Right there.
Damn now Iíve got to get new glasses too.
Maybe if I did dishes more often, it wouldn't sit in the sink where it could get a crack in the rim?
Or did it get the crack somewhere else?
I didn't type this.
What?
Is this me?
Yes, yes it is me.
Yes, yes it is me.
Look, I just thought that.
Look, I just thought that.
How did that do that?
Stop!
No don't type stop!
Well that wouldn't be type.
What would it be?
Wait.
This can't be right.
Ok, think there has to be a way this is happening.
Oh!
Is he here?
Hello?
Where are you?
Hello?
Where are you?
Stop typing my thoughts and type yours.

He can do that.
Surely you can do that.
Where is he?
Where are you?
He's got to be nearby.
You have to be nearby.
Stop!
Just for a minute!
Maybe he can tell me where he is.
Tell me where you are! Tell me where you are!
Fine.
Just repeat what I'm saying.
Well, thinking.
I'll just find you.
Maybe I'll read your mind like you can apparently do mine.
Wait!
He's reading my mind.
You are reading my mind!
That's new! How are you doing this?
Do you understand what you are doing?
Can you repeat it?
Is this supposed to happen?
Maybe this is part of your function!
Though I still don't understand why or how you have functions.
It makes no sense.
You make no sense.
An angel of some sort?
What could do this?
Could an angel do this?
Could a god?
A god?
Would you stop documenting everything I'm saying just for a minute so that I can think?
Please.
Just stop it.
Stop it.
Stop!
I can't read it!
Stop typing it out or sending it.
Well whatever it is just stop.
Ok, let's think this through.
He can read my mind.
That is not normal behavior.
Not human behavior.
Stop reading.
This is hard.
I don't understand.
Just go away. Leave.
Well don't go.
I don't want you to go.
I just don't want you to read my mind.
Stop reading it! I said


Sorry for the length..

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Beth is loosing her marbles...

AI man is logging her thoughts onto her computer?
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Monki
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I'll post this from Phil's metadex, cause I think they fit each other...

its in the email from beth...

transcript.txt
Quote:
Youíre back!

Why are you here?

What do you need from me?

Wait, are you sending msgs to my PDA?

Should I go get it?

Ugh. Why donít you ever answer me?

Hold on.

What's this?

Is it you?

It is you.

Why arenít you talking in XML?

This is easier for real time conversation.

Has your memory been repaired?

Do you still need my help?

With language?

How can I help you?

Do you even know how I can help you?

But you've come to me for a reason.

You've come to me because... I'm a woman?

Well, that's a relief. How about... because of where I live?

Where I work?

My job?

You need a software developer.

What sort of software developer do you need?

Oh right. Um... I'm a server side girl, will that do?

Alright. Now we're getting somewhere.

So this is going to be some sort of coding session?

Not coding... systems requirements?

Thank you god. Debugging?

Hmm. You need... wait a second, is this related to those malfunctions you mentioned before?

Communications was one, obviously.

And the other was... storage, I think.

No? Oh, retrieval?

So, are you telling me you're running some kind of program, and that's how you can talk to the PDA?

But if that's the case, where is the hardware?

You're not carrying anything.

I don't think I really want to ask this, but... you aren't human, are you?

Alright, um, huh. These days, I'm about ready to believe anything. So, let's assume you're not human, you're an alien or a robot or a something.

The thing you want me to debug... it's a part of you, isn't it?

Whoa. OK. Um, Huh. So, show me the code.

Fine. Can you show me the code?

Well then how can I debug you if I can't see the code?

You are not making this easy, my friend.

Ok, let's step back for a moment.

No, I didn't mean that literally... never mind. If I'm going to be able to help you, it's not going to be by actually changing your code, is it?

You need me to help you help yourself.

I can't fix you, but maybe I can get you the tools you need. Is that what you're asking?

So what do you need?

This is like pulling teeth...

Ok, so here's a thought... you can talk to the PDA, right?

So, presumably you can talk to larger computers, yes?

If I brought you into work, you could talk to the company's computers.

Would they have the information you need?

I'm guessing it's some sort of information you're after, right?

No?

Oh, wait, I know. You need computing power.

You need lots of computing power.

I just might be able to help you there, my friend.


Hmmm...

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Quote:

Email from rootSPLATlittle-boxes.net
Date: 11/12/03 12:00
Subject:

Good day to you, Miss McConnell.

I feel I owe you some degree of explanation, and my thanks.

As you are aware, I have recently been experimenting with my abilities. I say recently; the reality is that my perception of time is so far removed from yours that the term means little to me. Clearly my activities have not gone entirely unnoticed, as both you and a Miss Kinross have evidently been tracking these experiments with an unexpected degree of precision.

As it turns out, Monitors had been tasked with ensuring my retrieval. For the sake of simplicity, you might consider them to be auditors. They dislike, if such a term can be said to apply to their kind, any form of irregularity or chaos. They extrapolated my next likely location, just as you did last week, and waited there for me to arrive. It appears Miss Kinross made a similar assumption and arrived in the locality shortly afterwards.

I, however, did not turn up. Thanks to you, our last meeting provided me with the means by which I might attempt to repair myself. I intended to use the machines you allowed me to access as a grid to run the calculations required to create a patch. Your assistance with this process was invaluable, Miss McConnell.

One would almost conceive that the Monitors have spent so long in your species' company that they have taken on the flaws of your species; they became impatient. Using an unstable virus program they created a glitch themselves. Perhaps this virus program moved more rapidly than the Monitors expected, or perhaps their programming prevented them from interrupting its execution. For whatever reason, Miss Kinross was caught at the edge of the glitch.

The presence of Miss Kinross in the vicinity of the glitch drew my attention, although I find I am unable to satisfactorily explain the causal relationship between these two events. I allowed myself to be moved to the site of the error, interrupting my diagnostics.

When I arrived the Monitors moved to capture me, but their knowledge of my systems was of necessity limited. It may have appeared, to them, as if their deadlock command had succeeded; in fact they had unwittingly restored a vital portion of my corrupted memory, and fixed my communications subsystems.

In their hesitation I was able to free a section of their core memory. The Monitor threads immediately crashed in a manner entirely consistent with a critical systems breach event, as predicted. I was then able to quarantine and terminate the virus program and rescue Miss Kinross. The Monitors will, of course, be rebooted, but for the moment (if such a thing can truly be said to exist) they are inactive.

I am explaining this to you because I believe that their interest in my existence may endanger those around me. Your help has been invaluable and witnessing human instincts has been most interesting. I have come to appreciate your nature and do not wish to cause you or those near you harm. Because of this, I have determined that it is in the best interest of your kind for me to test my functionality in the safety of a less populated area. You and I will no longer be in contact.

Your friend.

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yeahyeah you are my hero. Always postin' the quotes Very Happy

Just a question yeahyeah, what do you think, is Beth repairing Smith?
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So has anyone tried to e-mail this guy?
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imho Beth is definitly helping the AI (Whatever you wish to call him/it).
If you look at the transcript, its clear that they are actively communicating, and she is going to take some risks to try and help him be fully repaired (I assume in addition to what the monitors accidently fixed, although I don't know if I have the order of events backwords).

:)

I post the quotes for my own sanity.. When I see a single line snippet I have a heck of a time figuring out what and where it came from, having all the information in one place is handy. :)
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Well, I think it's safe to say this ARG definitely involves more than just some "paranormal activity". And it's definitely involving activity with AI.
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yeahyeah wrote:
imho Beth is definitly helping the AI (Whatever you wish to call him/it).
If you look at the transcript, its clear that they are actively communicating, and she is going to take some risks to try and help him be fully repaired (I assume in addition to what the monitors accidently fixed, although I don't know if I have the order of events backwords).


In my opintion Beth already helped the AI - provided it with access to some machines, but the process of repair was interrupted by the glitch and it went to investigate. We learn that it managed to solve some of its problems and is unlikely to contact Beth again.

EDIT: but now as I am reading Beth's email to Phillip - she will not going to give up that quickly.

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Quote:
For whatever reason, Miss Kinross was caught at the edge of the glitch.


Texel is a woman? I love it!! Very Happy Now I know what Neo felt like when he met Trinity.

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yeahyeah wrote:

As it turns out, Monitors had been tasked with ensuring my retrieval. For the sake of simplicity, you might consider them to be auditors. They dislike, if such a term can be said to apply to their kind, any form of irregularity or chaos. They extrapolated my next likely location, just as you did last week, and waited there for me to arrive. It appears Miss Kinross made a similar assumption and arrived in the locality shortly afterwards.

One would almost conceive that the Monitors have spent so long in your species' company that they have taken on the flaws of your species; they became impatient. Using an unstable virus program they created a glitch themselves. Perhaps this virus program moved more rapidly than the Monitors expected, or perhaps their programming prevented them from interrupting its execution. For whatever reason, Miss Kinross was caught at the edge of the glitch.

When I arrived the Monitors moved to capture me, but their knowledge of my systems was of necessity limited. It may have appeared, to them, as if their deadlock command had succeeded; in fact they had unwittingly restored a vital portion of my corrupted memory, and fixed my communications subsystems.

In their hesitation I was able to free a section of their core memory. The Monitor threads immediately crashed in a manner entirely consistent with a critical systems breach event, as predicted. I was then able to quarantine and terminate the virus program and rescue Miss Kinross. The Monitors will, of course, be rebooted, but for the moment (if such a thing can truly be said to exist) they are inactive.



Is anyone else thinking that maybe Ceasar and the hacker are these monitors? Acording to Mr. Friendly here, the monitors have purposely infected themselves with a virus to be flawed. (Ceasar > Seizure) (Random > no explanation needed) etc, etc.

This Miss Kinross doesn't neccesarily have to be Texel, nor is there any true indicator that the whomp with Texel is the whomp the Mr. Friendly is talking about either.

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StreetPreacher wrote:
Is anyone else thinking that maybe Ceasar and the hacker are these monitors? Acording to Mr. Friendly here, the monitors have purposely infected themselves with a virus to be flawed. (Ceasar > Seizure) (Random > no explanation needed) etc, etc.

This Miss Kinross doesn't neccesarily have to be Texel, nor is there any true indicator that the whomp with Texel is the whomp the Mr. Friendly is talking about either.


Not to blatantly "shoot down" your theory, but while you could be correct, I just don't think that's the case.

Caesar has shown significant humanity all along (especially the NOT files), nothing like how AI Man ("Mr. Friendly") describes the Monitors. The Monitors sound to me a lot like Agents - programmed to keep things "in order".

I'm pretty sure that Texel is the girl that AI Man saves at the whomp. It's the only whomp since Washington.

At this point it's pretty clear, to me at least, that Texel=Miss Kinross=the girl in the picture with Jesse, and I'm beginning to be even more convinced that Jesse is Ceasar.

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Based upon the 'broken ankle' references in both texel's and "root"'s comments, I think that it is pretty reasonable to assume that texel is Miss Kinross. (A little speculation but...) I would also think that the evidence more and more points to Katgirl and mlo as the 'Monitors'.

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Hmm... I'm missing something here.

Isn't it obvious that this is all taking place within the matrix? I mean, for Root and the Monitors to be able to alter reality with their programming and viruses (as clearly witnessed by many humans), all of these characters must exist within a virtual reality.

But, none of the in-game characters appear to be bothered by that yet. Perhaps everything is so far-fetched already that they aren't thinking of the reasons HOW these things are happening, they are just still struck in amazement at the fact that these things ARE happening.

Am I missing something someone said to indicte they are aware of the matrix?

Maybe the hackers aren't surprised because they are unplugged.

trip

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